President Trump’s Lawyer Is Demanding ‘Retraction and Apology’ From NBCU and Lawrence O’Donnell for ‘False and Defamatory’ Segment

By A.J. Katz 

UPDATE: 3:53 P.M. ET



President Trump’s lawyer Charles Harder is demanding an apology and retraction from NBCU over a segment Lawrence O’Donnell delivered on his 10 p.m. program yesterday.

As mentioned above, the MSNBC host stated last night on-air that Russian oligarchs co-signed a loan provided to the president by Deutsche Bank.

One issue. OK, multiple issues: O’Donnell only had one source for this report. O’Donnell also conceded that the single source had not even seen the bank records, before adding “this has not been confirmed by NBC News.”

O’Donnell added: “I have not seen any documentation from Deutsche Bank that supports this and verifies this. This is just a single source who has revealed that to me and that’s where that stands at this point. It’s going to need a lot more verification before that can be a confirm-able fact.”

So, then why even report it at all? If a host –aided by his producers– is going to deliver what seems like a pretty significant report, he or she better have multiple sources.

Blue check marks bashed O’Donnell.


An MSNBC producer didn’t exactly help matters.

MSNBC is declining comment on the matter.