Latest News Trump lacks American democratic value enforced by past presidents 2018-05-23T23:51:00.000000000-04:00 Russian interest in influencing American elections is not a new thing, but Donald Trump's failure to uphold the basic American value of rejecting such an offer has no precedent in history, Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian explains. History highlights Trump's failure on Russian election outreach 2018-05-23T23:48:23.000000000-04:00 Rachel Maddow tells the story of how Adlai Stevenson, acting for the good of the country, not only rejected overtures of the Soviet Union to assist his presidential campaign but told his political rival, President Eisenhower about the matter. Breaking: Schiff expects Gang of 8 inclusion in DoJ briefing 2018-05-23T23:31:27.000000000-04:00 Rachel Maddow recaps breaking news that Rep. Adam Schiff has been informed by a cabinet member that the Gang of 8 will be included in the DoJ's briefing on how the United States investigated contacts by the Donald Trump campaign with Russian intelligence, DOJ caves to Trump-backers 2018-05-23T23:24:25.000000000-04:00 The Dept. of Justice caved to pressure from Trump-backing Republicans and will disclose some of its investigation methods to Rep. Nunes and Rep. Gowdy and then caved to Bipartisan pressure for not including Democrats and will hold a separate briefing... Cohen’s new reported ties: Ukraine 2018-05-23T23:19:47.000000000-04:00 New reporting that Michael Cohen accepted a secret payment of at least $400,000 in order to establish talks between Trump and Ukrainian President Poroshenko. Cohen wasn’t registered as a foreign agent so how did this work? Fmr. Asst US Atty Mimi Rocah... DOJ to hold two separate briefings on Russia probe documents 2018-05-23T23:18:53.000000000-04:00 The Justice Department announced two separate briefings will be held on the documents in the Russia probe, the first with GOP leaders and second with the "Gang of 8." The move appears to be a response to the outcry over the decision to only brief... Schiff: DoJ briefing of Trump Russia source to include Gang of 8 2018-05-23T23:05:44.000000000-04:00 Congressman Adam Schiff tells Rachel Maddow that he has been informed by an intelligence official that the DoJ briefing on the United States' investigation of the Russian contacts made by members of Donald Trump's campaign will include the bipartisan Gang Clapper Russia assessment calls Trump legitimacy into question 2018-05-23T22:54:07.000000000-04:00 Rachel Maddow puts into perspective former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's assertion that Donald Trump is only in office because Russia put him there, and what that means to current political events. Cynthia Nixon: We need to elect better Dems, not just more 2018-05-23T21:28:36.000000000-04:00 Cynthia Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor of New York, tells Chris Hayes, "we can't just give people something to vote against - we really have to actively give people something to vote for." Stacey Abrams on her historic win in Georgia 2018-05-23T21:26:01.000000000-04:00 Democrat Stacey Abrams made history in Georgia, becoming the first black female major-party nominee for governor in U.S. history.