The Trump administration tried its best to make it clear that it was not responsible for the recent two-day government shutdown, but critics said it turned “childish” when it decided to use the White House's voicemail to take jabs at Senate Democrats.

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan is reporting that FBI Director Christopher Wray nearly quit after he was pressured by Trump & Jeff Sessions to fire FBI Dep. Director Andrew McCabe. Our panel reacts to the report.

Native American talking stick used in shutdown debate

Monday, 22 January 2018 21:33 Written by
During the shutdown, a group of centrist senators debated in Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) office using a Native American talking stick to preserve order. MSNBC's Brian Williams has more.

The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours.

That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

New reporting suggests Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly & Trump aide Stephen Miller could be behind the White House's hard-line immigration stance that played into the recent government shutdown.

WAPO: WH staff sought to contain Trump during shutdown

Monday, 22 January 2018 21:25 Written by
Why was Pres. Trump virtually nowhere to be seen or heard before & during the government shutdown? New reporting has some answers. GOP strategist Steve Schmidt reacts.