Washington Week

Friday Nights on PBS

Donald Trump

News You Need to Know

New emails detail Trump’s efforts to have Justice Department take up his false election-fraud claims

June 15, 2021
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Donald Trump’s staff began sending emails to Jeffrey Rosen, the No. 2 at the Justice Department, asking him to embrace Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election at least 10 days before Rosen assumed the role of acting attorney general, according to new emails disclosed by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in advance of a hearing to probe the causes of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

President Joe Biden’s First Overseas Trip

June 11, 2021
President Biden is on his first trip abroad, promoting democracy as he meets with the G7 ahead of a meeting next week with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The panel discussed the challenges abroad, as well as Vice President Harris’s trip to Central America to deal with immigration. Ed O'Keefe of CBS News co-moderates.
News You Need to Know

How Trump’s Political Legacy Is on the Ballot in the Virginia Governor’s Race

June 10, 2021
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
There is a far-reaching and oh-so-familiar shadow stretching across Virginia’s political landscape that could have profound implications for the election of a new governor, a contest that figures to be the only major competitive race in the country this fall. Former President Donald J. Trump won’t be on the ballot in Virginia, but his political legacy will be.
News You Need to Know

Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds

June 8, 2021
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The U.S. Capitol Police had specific intelligence that supporters of President Donald Trump planned to mount an armed invasion of the Capitol at least two weeks before the Jan. 6 riot, according to new findings in a bipartisan Senate investigation, but a series of omissions and miscommunications kept that information from reaching front-line officers targeted by the violence.
News You Need to Know

Trump has grown increasingly consumed with ballot audits as he pushes falsehood that election was stolen

June 3, 2021
Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post
Former president Donald Trump remains relentlessly focused on the false claim that the November election was stolen from him and is increasingly consumed with the notion that ballot reviews pushed by his supporters around the country could prove that he won, according to people familiar with his comments.
News You Need to Know

Prosecutors seek to drop first Capitol riot case

June 2, 2021
Pete Williams | NBC News
Federal prosecutors told a federal judge Tuesday that they intend to drop a Capitol riot case against a New York man accused of having been inside the Capitol during the siege in January.
Extra

America Faces Its History of Race Violence

May 28, 2021
Next week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ravaged a community known as “Black Wall Street.” The panel also discussed the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre, the gaps in our education, & what the major political and culture changes seen in the country over the past year.

George Floyd’s Death: One Year Later

May 28, 2021
A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.
Subscribe to Donald Trump