The Rachel Maddow Show | MSNBC – March 20, 2018



Today’s school shooting: “Two teens at a Maryland high school were shot Tuesday after another student opened fire in the hallway just before the start of classes, authorities said. The shooter — identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17 — was injured and taken to the hospital, where he died, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said at a news conference.”

Cambridge Analytica: “Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm that has been the focus of a series of investigative reports by NBC News’ U.K. partner, ITN Channel 4 News, has been suspended, the company announced Tuesday.”

In related news: “As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive.”

I’ll have more on this tomorrow: “President Trump on Tuesday congratulated President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on his recent re-election victory, but failed to ask him about either the fairness of the Russian vote, which Mr. Putin won with a lopsided margin, or about allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”

In response to reports that former Solicitor General Ted Olson may be joining Trump’s legal defense team, Olson published a tweet this afternoon making clear that neither he nor his firm will be representing the president.

It’s too late to take this back: “Joseph diGenova, the newest member of President Donald Trump’s legal team for the Russia investigation, wrote in a 1997 op-ed that the nation ‘could conceivably benefit from the indictment of a president’ because ‘it would teach the valuable civics lesson that no one is above the law.'”

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