Bill Maher asks Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord to defend the President’s refusal to release his tax returns and his ties – and apparent affection for – Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bill Maher March 3, 2017

Guest List

The Interview:

Jeffrey Lord is a CNN contributor and author of the 2016 book, What America Needs: The Case for Trump. He is also a former White House Associate Political Director under Ronald Reagan.

Twitter: @realJeffreyLord


The Panel:

Rosa Brooks is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything. She served in the Defense Department under President Obama, as a counselor to the Undersecretary for Policy.

Twitter: @brooks_rosa

Charlie Sykes is the host of WNYC Radio’s “Indivisible” and editor-in-chief of

Twitter: @SykesCharlie

Joy Reid is the host of MSNBC’s weekend morning show “AM Joy” and editor of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama.

Twitter: @JoyAnnReid


Mid-Show Interview:

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, author and Professor at Middlebury College. He is the founder of, the environmental movement working to decrease the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Twitter: @billmckibben