Rank #1: Bonus Bag Man, Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret
He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department? Reference links, transcripts and more at MSNBC.com/BagMan. Contact us via e-mail at BagManPod@gmail.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: After two years of no oversight, Democrats send wave of document requests
9:00 Democrats launch wave of inquiries after GOP oversight abdication 9:23 Nadler: 'Our job is to protect the rule of law in this country' 9:35 Inslee builds 2020 presidential campaign on climate change agenda 9:52 Gov. Inslee: Climate change is a 'true national emergency' 9:59 WSJ: Cohen lawyer discussed question of pardon after FBI raidsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #3: Contrary to predictions, Mueller case only seems to be growing
Plus, Cohen closed-door testimony had House Intel on the edge of their seats
Rank #4: Major developments in three big Trump Mueller cases on this frantic Friday night
Plus, Trump undermines his emergency declaration as soon as he makes it
Rank #5: Stone takes social media swipe at judge, promptly files 'notice of apology'
Plus, North Carolina election fraud is as bizarre as it seems
Rank #6: Policy against indicting a president 'shaky,' not 'at all solid': former OLC chief
Plus, according to newly published documents, former V.P. Agnew sought millions from Saudi Arabia to fight what he described as a Zionist conspiracy against him.
Rank #7: Pete Buttigieg: Democrats have to reclaim the values argument
9:02 Reporting exposing Trump among 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners 9:06 Trump hires new legal team to fight release of tax returns 9:10 Barr to finish redactions, release version of Mueller report 4/18 9:13 2020 Democrats significantly outpacing 2007 in number of donors 9:23 Pete Buttigieg: Democrats have to reclaim the values argument 9:39 Buttigieg pushes national service to boost national cohesion 9:45 Buttigieg on coming out as gay: 'You only get to be one person' 9:55 Buttigieg: American interests and American values are inseparable 9:57 Buttigieg: Voters already know Trump is not a good guyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #8: Putin's presence looms over Trump meeting with North Korean leader
Plus, former CIA Director John Brennan on Republicans playing politics with national security
Rank #9: Saudi media blitz could explain odd devotion from National Enquirer/AMI
Plus, a majority of the Supreme Court apparently forgot about the Establishment Clause.
Rank #10: State prosecutors move to make Manafort pardon-proof
Plus, the reporter who is forcing the Jeffrey Epstein case back open
Rank #11: Mystery case may play indirect role in release of Mueller grand jury info
9:00 Obeisance to Trump may not be sufficient to save new Fed nominee 9:03 Protests planned if Barr fails to meet deadline on Mueller report 9:06 Mystery case may play role in release of Mueller grand jury info 9:29 Barr redactions of Mueller grand jury material contested in court 9:39 Congress seeks White House security clearance scandal testimony 9:47 House poised to subpoena former White House security official 9:55 Early fundraising numbers shape picture of Democratic 2020 fieldLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #12: Senator-and-now-presidential-candidate Amy Klobuchar live in the studio
Plus, Trump border wall hype met by significant resistance in El Paso
Rank #13: Trump border emergency call may come back on Republicans in Congress
Plus, how will Democrats handle their large 2020 presidential primary field but avoid the ridiculousness Republicans stumbled over in 2016?
Rank #14: Judge rules against Manafort, blowing up his plea deal
Plus, Did Manafort lie because the truth is so bad for Trump it would ruin Manafort's chances at a pardon?
Rank #15: Trump scrambles to keep his tax returns hidden from review
9:00 Trump scrambles to keep his tax returns hidden from review 9:21 States sue to stop Trump money grab for border wall 9:31 Fight for Mueller report puts focus on grand jury secrecy rules 9:41 Legal trouble permeates North Carolina Republican Party 9:48 Practical policy shaping Democratic political valence into 2020 9:57 Weak Trump Mar-a-Lago security a 'soft target' security riskLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #16: Trump's State of the Union includes possibly the weirdest line ever
Plus, huge news from Amy Klobuchar
Rank #17: Cohen revelations may test DOJ on presidential indictments
Plus, House hearing exposes Trump policy's disregard for the value of immigrant families
Rank #18: Cohen documents raise questions about Trump financial fraud
Plus, Michael Cohen gives the House Intel Committee a reason to ask him back
Rank #19: Barr memo leaves much unanswered about Mueller report findings
9:00 Absent Mueller conclusion on obstruction, Barr makes own ruling 9:26 Barr memo leaves much unanswered about Mueller report findings 9:42 Counterintel aspect of Mueller report likely in separate brief 9:53 Lack of Mueller recommendation on obstruction perplexes experts 9:59 Possible Mueller testimony to Congress likely to face contentionLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #20: Senator Cory Booker, now a presidential candidate, returns to the Rachel Maddow Show studio
Plus, should we just not bother correcting Donald Trump's latest hallucinogenic lie because maybe it's just easier that way?