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"heidi prisma" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"And that would bring up the next state to mention here nevada because the margin right now in nevada is seventy six hundred votes for joe biden. Nevada officials have told us that they expect to moro at noon eastern time to announce most of the rest of their results. Although there are some local reports out there that they may be speeding that up to tonight's. There's a little bit of in there but sometime between tonight at noon tomorrow. We expect to find out most of the rest of the votes in nevada. They have told us. Those ballots are mail ballots. They are late arriving. Mail ballots and their provisional ballots. Not same day vote. What's outstanding in nevada. Mayo ballots the came in very laid out there so again. We want to see them. Start to report those out. See what the trend is. Are they favorable. The biden are favorable. The trump outstanding in nevada and again biden up seventy six hundred if he holds onto that lead gets arizona and nevada. That would be two hundred seventy electoral votes for joe biden. And so if you've just outlined one of the past and that's a path without pennsylvania it's a path that according to the numbers could be resolved within days which is striking the last thing i have to ask. You is the shortest question tonight. How many hours have you slept since this thing started point. Three facts about right. We'll be back you throughout the evening on our special coverage. Steve kornacki holding down. We go right to detroit where nbc's heidi prisma has been reporting on some disruptions at the very center where votes are being tallied. Heidi hey area. I'm standing outside the tc center here in downtown detroit. Where final absentee ballots. That were coming in around. The city are now being counted. And i'm told that they're pretty close to finishing it up however throughout the day. What we saw here was of huge crowd gathering of self-proclaimed. Gop poll-watchers so many of them in fact that a number of them had stormed the inside room where. The poll counting pull ballot. Counting is going on and eventually the police had to intervene and they had to block the extra individuals behind me who were trying to get in. Now i've talked to lawyers for the democrats and they say it really didn't in the end affect their ability to do their job but they're concerned that this really just an attempt to try and cast this whole process of something illegitimate. When it's exactly what state officials told us would happen ari. Which is that. There was not enough time to count these belts. The secretary of state the ag begged the republican legislature to give them more time to do pre canvassing to count all of these historic this historic number of absentee ballots. That were coming in and they said no and so everybody in the state new. It wasn't going to get done on election night and yet here. We have protesters creating the scene trying to suggest that somehow this process is not legitimate. Ari heidi puzzle on the ground with the context. We appreciate that and stay safe out there. I want to turn out a very special guest. The trump campaign filed a suit today. They are suing these secretary of state of michigan jocelyn benson and she joins us now in our msnbc special coverage secretary steve benson. Thanks for joining me pleasure. Thanks for having me absolutely. I'm holding this brand new lawsuit. You are named as a defendant jocelyn benson in your official capacity as secretary of state. I propose we begin with the lightning rounds so people can understand what if anything is impacted. Then give you time to give us a more lengthy consideration of the issues but yes or no. Does this suit change any of the counting process thus far that your state is doing nope it does not. We've got a transparent secure. Meticulous process can continue to count every vote and ensure that every valid vote is counted. and yes or no. Does this in your view change anything regarding the numbers you've provided to the press which has begun calling some of these races including nbc projecting biden winning michigan. Now that it does not either again. We're continuing to count every vote where we've trust process we've been transparent and And and we stand by the numbers the process and the hard-working election workers who've been tabulating every vote since the polls opened a seven. Am on tuesday topic. So i think that's very important because you're giving us a context for what this is done. thus far. This suit has not changed anything in michigan. Now i wanna give you a little more time and walk us through. What is your response on. Behalf of the state to what. The trump campaign is accusing because there are effectively saying that michigan and you are messing up and that somehow you're not following the rules that provide for this type of transparency and oversight of accounting which regardless of which candidate people like is the law of the land is important. Your response so. Let's let me be abundantly clear. First of all this meritless frivolous lawsuit and really just an attempt to sow seeds of doubt about the integrity of our well established election process protocols. You're right at the moment. When we anticipated a lot of misinformation was get a target our state from the minute the polls close to the minute we were about to and get very close to having that full tabulation so recognize it for what it is an attempt to confuse an obstacle what actually is a very transparent secure process in michigan where all of our legal protocols have been followed by election workers thousands of whom we've been working for hours through the night meticulously tabulate every vote and we will continue to do so as i've said again made abundantly clear. There is no candidate no campaign though political party who will stand in the way of our commitment to ensure that every valid vote in michigan will be counted and that only valid votes in michigan. We'll be counted. Final question to you is not about the actual lawsuit which again they have the ability to file so that is part of the legal process and we'll see where it goes but something much broader from the president had states today. He has posted online through twitter that he quote sheer by claims. The state of michigan. If in fact there were a large number of secretly dumped ballots has been widely reported and quote. Just so folks understand. I believe this is the odd part of reporting these matters in two thousand twenty but just doing my job here when a sitting president says he quote here by claims michigan eventuality of some belief. Does that have any significance whatsoever to who wins michigan your response. It does not because candidates don't declare and decide who wins elections voters do election workers tabulate every vote. That's what decides who wins or loses an election. that's how democracy works and that's exactly the process. We're following here in michigan It's a process. I'm proud of. It's a process. I stand by. And it's a process that a number of citizens and millions of voters all across the state have placed their faith in by casting their ballots on time and we'll work to ensure again that every valid vote is counted in. Frankly push back against all the misinformation that we continue to see escalate across the country and on social media as false information designed to falsely arm the integrity of our elections when instead. We're doing everything by the books and everyone..
"heidi prisma" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now it's time for the last word with Lawrence Donald Evening Learning Rachel and that explains the Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell both talking about the possibility of this movie into the Senate around Thanksgiving yes because the calendar doesn't make sense unless there's a crunch factor in there that we haven't been able to see from the initial scheduling the depositions that mostly means the staff working weekends on the depositions we'll we'll see how many members actually show up weakened position Sarah Point thank you thank you we'll be operating principle of Donald Trump's presidency is to govern by lie and so he lied today when explaining why he surrendered due to the resistance once again this weekend donald trump's surrendered to the resistance that rose up after he announced his illegal and unconstitutional plan to the next seven meeting to a trump hotel so that the American government and foreign governments would be paying donald trump directly at the same time we'll get to that later in this hour trump lies and stupidity go hand-in-hand Donald Trump depends on a sort of collective stupidity for people to believe his lies they morning he issued a deeply disturbing tweet about the situation in Syria and the Kurds and in the tweet he lied about bringing our soldiers home he also got the secretary evinces name wrong and that's what makes it a classic trump presidential tweet the combination of deceit and stupidity with carelessness calling Defense Secretary Mark Casper Mark Esperanto got trump a lot of really hugh on twitter yesterday and a lot of laughs but I couldn't laugh this time sometimes I do sometimes laugh at trump nonsense and sometimes I just can't and I'm sure you well have those moments can't quite tell when they're gonNA come it's kind of a mood thing times when you laugh about trump and time you just can't for whatever reason this one was one of those moments for me where I couldn't laugh and the Mark Esperanto tweet did not strike me as funny it actually felt deadly serious normally typos on twitter ain't nothing but a Typo is when you type something by mistake that you know is wrong and you usually go correct it pretty quickly there's no reason for anyone in the world old to be confident that the president of the United States actually knew the real name of his defense secretary when he typed him as s onto but if we just limit ourselves to the typos just the typos in trump tweets and an official White House statements written by the least competent White House staff in history the number of written mistakes by Donald Trump and the people working for him in the White House is now something close to the number of stars in the sky and in a typical presidency you can spend a year looking for a Typo in an official White House Document and not find one these mistakes mean a lot from Donald Trump and the people working for you him they just don't care about details they don't know how to care about details and that explain anes has constant refusal to care about details he doesn't know how explains everything about Donald Trump's presidency from his deadly decision about the Kurds in Syria to his alleged criminal conduct described in the report and revealed in his own words in his phone call with the president of Ukraine he does not know how to care about details and so we'll take some time at the end of the hour tonight to consider in all seriousness the clear and present danger of having a president of the United States who might or might not have thought for a few hours yesterday four the White House corrected his tweet that his defense secretary is Mark Esperanto Donald Trump's lifelock long inability to care about details including details like the law is what has him on the verge of impeachment by the House representatives where the House Democrats are now working on an outline of what will become the impeachment case against the president in an exclusive report tonight. NBC News Says House Democrats are zeroing in our frame work for their impeachment case against President Donald Trump that will center on a simple abuse of power narrative involving the president's actions regarding Ukraine according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations Democratic House Committee chairs and leaders are still debating the need for possible additional articles of impeachment or charges that extend beyond the presence dealing with Ukraine but according to NBC News Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been adamant that the case against trump must be targeted and easy to communicate in order to build public support according to those familiar with discussions tomorrow morning ambassador Bill Taylor the Act some Basha to Ukraine who sent a text message calling a quid pro quo over military assistance to Ukraine crazy that was his word which is very easy to understand it is he is scheduled to be deposed tomorrow morning now now that it appears absolutely certain that there are more than enough democratic votes for impeachment in the house resentatives there is also a crack in the Republican Wall in the House representatives on Friday Republican Congressman Francis Rooney said that he is open to the possibility of voting for impeachment telling reporters I've been real mindful of the fact that during Watergate all the people I knew said Oh they're just abusing Nixon and it's a witch hunt out it wasn't a witch hunt it was really bad when asked if the president's dealings with Ukraine amount of impeachable offense Carbon Rooney said this I don't know I want to study it some more I want to hear the next set of testimony next week from a couple more passengers but it certainly very very serious and troubling and the very next day on Saturday congressman Rooney's boldness came into clearer perspective when he announced that he is not going to run for re election to his house and the Senate Mitt Romney is becoming increasingly comfortable with the role of Republican senator who might vote to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial in the Senate in an interview with the Atlantic's McKay coppins Senator Rondi said he will make up his mind signed about the impeachment case when he hears all of the evidence at the impeachment trial Senator Romney told McKay coppins at this stage I am strenuously avoiding trying in to make any judgment and Mitt Romney did another interview this weekend with axios on HBO ruling on TV and saying will you investigate my political opponent is wrong it's a mistake It was shocking for the in my opinion for the president to do so and a mistake for him to do so I can't imagine coming to different point of view we certainly can't have president's asking foreign countries to provide something of political value that is after all against the law leading off our discussion tonight or NBC News Correspondent Heidi Prisma Heidi broke the report about Democrats be focusing on the abuse of power in their articles of impeachment MSNBC political analyst is with higher let me start with you and your breaking news reporting about what the Democrats are considering a window now whether Nancy Pelosi or their whether nets Posey wants once start within policy a single article of impeachment that is simply about the phone call with the president of Ukraine or the possibility of including say elements of the Mullahs report obstruction of justice in separate articles of HBO we do know Lawrence that right now she wants a simple article with an umbrella being abuse of power and underneath that everything that has offend with regards to Ukraine which included includes that phone call it includes the reports of a quid pro quo about the military aid it includes Shing aside the former ambassador to Ukraine in order to install the president handpicked confidants who referred to themselves as the three Amigos who then helped to push the Ukrainians to try and cook up charges against the binds it includes all of those things but it is narrowly focused in the sense that it does just focus on Ukraine Lawrence still under debate is the second wave of charges which would be related to obstruction of justice contempt of Congress believe it or not that's actually a much more difficult and contentious one to decide on whether that is going to be just Ukraine where they think they have a really strong case the October Eighth White House letter from Pat Sip Baloney the White House counsel basically telling Congress to to you know go go you know where and and the they're just not going to comply with anything and whether they're going to include anything on Muller and obstruction Lawrence I'm told there it's a little more difficult because Congress where did get the chief witness in the obstruction charges Don mcgann to testify before Congress and they don't want to give any excuses for anybody to not support what they believe is a clear cut case of an impeachable offense when it comes as well to obstruction Heidi indication in your reporting of what the process will be how will the Democrats arrive at a consensus of what the shape of the articles should the big that's still really early Lawrence and I must stress that in my reporting that while there is this big umbrella focus on the narrative of abuse of power. The speaker's office did caution me that the actual legal drafting of articles has not begun because they haven't collected all of the evidence yet and all of the information but historically what would happen is that all of the committees would send in their best information Jerry Nadler the judy committee chairman has already called on all committees to send their best information to judiciary which would then be tasked with drying up specific articles but make no mistake the speaker is going to be the one who drives this all and who makes all of these decisions as to specifically how many articles that are going to be and right now again we're a snapshot in time but according to my reporting the thing that has been decided is the abuse of power narrative that they will hammer out something obstruction slash contempt of Congress but the additional articles at this time are unlikely now that could change with pushback from various stakeholders and committee chair people who've been doing months of investigative work on issues like emoluments who believe that the president is clearly violating that constitution by being continuing to you know own his companies and benefit from the presidency with the trump hotel in Washington and foreign governments there taking up in order to curry favor with him but right now we're just looking at abusive power in Ukraine and then something separate on obstruction and Ukraine and maybe something from the Miller Report Mika with your experience working in the House on the Democratic staff side how does that sound to you and do you think the House General Democrats would agree to that approach I think it's always a challenge to manage a caucus diverses one that's in the majority you've got people with a lot of different competing political interests here and a lot of different kinds of concerns but one thing that we've learned is that Nancy Pelosi is a master politician and her ability to under Dan exactly where the caucus is what they can support and what the political implications are that is unmatched and then she's going to be able to marry that with what is the legal ace for impeachment of the President I think that her instinct make it as simple as possible to understand with umbrella of abuse of power is really helpful all too often democrats can really get bogged down in process arguments.
North Korea constructing new missiles despite agreement with US: Report
"I'm Lisa Carter President Trump says he's willing to meet with, Irani and leaders but they aren't interested after Trump pulled the US out of an international nuclear agreement with Iran and threatened the country with historic. Levels of, suffering Tehran says there's no chance of a. Meeting right now the first trial in the special counsel probe is set to. Kick off today jury selection scheduled to begin in the trial of former, Trump campaign chief Paul. Manafort in Virginia the president's former campaign chair is accused of hiding at least. Thirty million dollars he made before his days with Trump as an unregistered foreign lobbyists for Ukraine and his former. Pro Russian president we're told the prosecution plans to call, thirty five witnesses including agents from the treasury department and IRS to show how Manafort allegedly stashed his wealth and overseas banks to avoid, paying US, taxes NBC news correspondent Heidi Prisma of more than a dozen wildfires raging out of control in cali- The car fire, burning near reading northern, California has now scorched more than one hundred, and three, thousand, acres and is only twenty three percent contained is killed six people and burnt, more than eight hundred homes and hundreds of other buildings North Korea may be working on new missiles that could carry a nuclear warhead to the. US the, Washington Post reports that US intelligence agencies think. That one or two intercontinental ballistic missiles could be under construction at a factory. Where North Korea has previously made missiles that can reach the east coast, of the US the. US and North Korea are currently working on plan for the possibility of North. Korea getting rid of its nuclear weapons Matt cook reporting at officials with the San Antonio aquarium and taxes say, a trio of thieves stole a shark from touch pool, and smuggled it out of the aquarium in a stroller a spokeswoman for the aquarium says the suspect is in custody and that the, shark is, alive and well despite the traumatic experience you're listening.