Laura Bassett, Oliver Darcy and Caitlin Dickson dissect pro-Trump talking points about classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago; the right's new calls to "defund the FBI" rhetoric; and how it all relates to the 2020 election.
On the ten year anniversary of journalist Austin Tice's disappearance in Syria, Bill McCarren says the U.S. must begin direct discussions and negotiations with the Syrian government. "I think President Biden is extremely engaged," McCarren says.
Oliver Darcy describes the contrast between Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch's private concerns about Trump and his network's public support. Plus, Laura Bassett discusses how nonstop Trump news crowds out other stories.
Oliver Darcy and Caitlin Dickson analyze the uptick in "civil war" type chatter on social networks and far-right media outlets. Darcy says the media shouldn't soft-pedal the extreme nature of the rhetoric.
John Dean, the White House counsel for former President Richard Nixon, predicts some of Trump's supporters in the media will "have egg all over their face" when the investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents ends.
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