35 Burst results for "Rachel Maddow"

The Steele Dossier, Explained

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:23 min | 3 weeks ago

The Steele Dossier, Explained

"Have a lot of younger listeners. That quite honestly weren't that involved in politics when this was unfolding so just kind of walk us through that again. The significance the unprecedented nature of this. The chuck schumer like passive aggressive warning. Sign in january of seventeen on rachel maddow show right the donald trump accurately saying that. I'm being spied on people's laughing at him. Walk us through the timeline of all this. I think it'd be helpful as i get to. The topic i really want is your in on. Which is durham. Yeah sure are so. Look these investigations as a former federal prosecutor who did national security cases. You know these things take time. You have to get approvals from down below in the bowels of the justice department through the attorney general if you're gonna go surveilled someone of this magnitude. And that's for your younger viewers a search warrant to search more. If you're looking at if you're looking at a bank robber or suspected murderer you have to go before a federal judge and you gotta say judge. I think this guy committed this crime. We need to go and look at his bank records. It cellphone records is emails. Phone calls because we think he killed somebody or because we think he robbed the bank and if there's probable cause the judge grants it same thing in this instance just different federal court that deals with spy and basically what the hillary clinton campaign did was. They spent tens of millions of dollars to collect false information from this guy. Christopher steele will use to be a british intelligent asset. If you can believe it later turned. Fbi informant. i mean. You can't make this up. I never understood this. Where the heck did this tens of how. How on earth did they spend. Tens of millions of dollars. I've never never understood that. Sure so one of the things that we were able to do on house intel. Even though paul ryan didn't want us to do it was subpoenaed. The bank records for this company called fusion. Gps glenn simpson and they were funneling the money through perkins coup which is the democratic ball. And that's what they do. Their job is to be the representatives for the dnc and the hillary clinton campaign so those guys get paid tens of millions of dollars. Money goes into the law firm. The law firm then cuts checks the fusion. Gps for millions of dollars and they go and higher media representatives christopher steele to start putting false smear campaigns against president trump. So they're working. The intelligence apparatus one lane and the media apparatus in another to take on a presidential a presidential

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Unsure About the COVID-19 Vaccine? Talk to Your Doctor

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:47 min | Last month

Unsure About the COVID-19 Vaccine? Talk to Your Doctor

"I've had heart to heart conversations with a lot of people in my life who choose to be unvaccinated. One of them is afraid of needles. Thinks he's healthy. Doesn't think it's going to be a big problem. So he'd rather not now. You can't really get them to answer what he's resistant to other than the i think it's overall the uncertainty of what the vaccine could do to. You long-term i've got a friend who's very overweight. Seen can knock on senior citizen status is very vulnerable. He and his wife absolutely will not budge. They're not gonna get it. They've got a friend of a friend who had leukemia after the the the shot. They say somebody told it's all anecdotal and it's all we've got comparing stories. I've got another friend. Very vulnerable concerns about maybe arrhythmia. You know and again. It's a risk reward thing we all make calculations about what risk were willing to take and there many people were saying. I'm not going to get this vaccine. Because i don't know what the risks are and we should respect. We should respect that. And by the same token. I think we should respect people who believe in the science of the vaccine and not not turn each other against each other. But that's what the left is doing. They're they're pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated they wanna shame people who are unvaccinated and for millions of americans are not going to be shamed. You're not gonna make learn. Not gonna let rachel maddow make you get a vaccine

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Unvaccinated People Are Hogging All the Hospital Beds

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:17 min | Last month

Unvaccinated People Are Hogging All the Hospital Beds

"Was really impacted by a rachel maddow monologue last night on msnbc. I'm not gonna play the whole thing for you. I'm just gonna quote from what she said she said people say getting vaccinated or not is a personal decision as if it only affects you. She's here that a lot explicitly particularly unconservative media and from conservative politicians. It's a personal decision. It only affects you. She said well it's not in her view. It's not a personal decision because it results in people dying overwhelmed hospitals now her little twist on it is very clever. she's not worried about the unvaccinated who are dying. She's claiming that the unvaccinated dying patients are overwhelming the hospitals and then keeping i guess vaccinated people from getting proper care and treatment which is a real interesting twist on this because i keep asking myself are these people on the left really worried about unvaccinated americans. Let's face it. And this is a strategic that is hard to ignore. I'm sorry if you're getting mad at me for saying this guanaco part of the deep state when call me part of the vacs crowd or whatever you wanna call me. I have argued from day. One this is a personal decision that you get to make you get to make this decision whether to get vaccinated or not. Most of the people dying are unvaccinated. That's just a fact. Show when rachel maddow and when democrat politicians rant and rave about the hospitals overwhelmed the hospitals are being overwhelmed unvaccinated americans.

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It's Hilarious That Rachel Maddow Suddenly Cares About Free Speech

The Dan Bongino Show

01:33 min | Last month

It's Hilarious That Rachel Maddow Suddenly Cares About Free Speech

"One piece of irony though I have seen about this You remember Russia Rachel maddow MSNBC host She spent three years of our lives lying to everyone about this fake collusion hoax and she's very smart She's a Rhodes scholar I believe She knew she was lying and she lied anyway on the air She told this Russian collusion fairytale over three years She had to know she was lying She's not stupid because the alternative is that she was dumb and fell for this first grade level hoax that any idiot and some young kid could have figured out But Rachel maddow ironically was complaining on her Twitter account I find this to be ironic and kind of hilarious She's complaining to Google because Google it's alleged that according to a New York Times story that Google did Vladimir Putin's bidding and blocked anti Kremlin content as voting in Russia and their national elections started up So Rachel maddow is all upset about that You know Google interfering in free speech which is tragically hilarious because it was Rachel maddow and others who were pushing the collusion hoax while her leftist buddies she adores were pushing censorship on conservatives like me and elsewhere who warned people like Rachel maddow for years that she was propagating a hoax And she didn't have now all of a sudden She's into free speech when it's Russia That is hilarious Hilarious that she's all of a sudden a warrior The Joan of Arc of free speech That's a good

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

08:07 min | Last month

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"This is jalen yang national editor at the new york times. More than seventeen hundred journalists work the times. They come from all over from iraq to iowa. They speak arabic spanish korean. But there's one thing they all have in common. They have dedicated their lives to helping us understand the world everything. The new york times publishes starts and ends but their commitments times subscribers keeper journalists focused on their stories. If you're not a subscriber yet you can become one at ny times dot com slash. Subscribe the rachel maddow show. We did nine of stern on. Msnbc thanks for joining us this hour. Happy friday this has been a weird week in the news. Today has been particularly day in the news. I will tell you all signs point to next week being even weirder. But i will tell you why. Here's a case in point our beloved neighbors to the north our canadian friends. They have their big national election on monday. Prime minister of canada courses justin trudeau from the liberal party. He is facing off against the leader of the conservative party. In canada named aaron tool and candidate has more than just two big parties in addition to the liberal and conservative candidates. Were kind of the marquee candidates. There's also a major candidate from the french-speaking quebec separatists. There's a major green party candidate There's also a party called the new democratic party which is more to the left then justin trudeau liberals and they are led by a charismatic member of parliament named jagmeet singh again elections on monday. Nobody's quite sure what exactly will happen. But it is close enough close enough particularly among sort of the top three candidates a liberal candidate the conservative candidate and the mvp candidate. It's close enough now. That american democrats and other politicians who may or may not have any sway whatsoever with canadian voters who knows they are nevertheless weighing in with last minute endorsements former president barack obama yesterday effectively endorsing justin trudeau to be reelected canadian prime minister today former democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton also effectively endorsing justin trudeau for reelection in canada but then coming up fast on the left flank there's vermont senator bernie sanders not to be outdone weighing in today. As well not on behalf of justin trudeau instead senator sanders is endorsing jagmeet. Singh from the new democratic party and again do canadians care what former. Us presidents and former democratic presidential candidates. Think about who. They should vote for in their own election honestly. Nobody has any idea. Nobody does that. This will have any influence whatsoever. Any any impact whatsoever but whatever's going to happen there is a close enough call at this point that we've got this weird late development of american politicians weighing in which of course could have consequences in terms of who the ultimate canadian government is if the us powers that be particularly the president of the united states who was vice. President to barack obama was a close ally of hillary clinton who now leads a very narrow majority in congress of which senator bernie sanders is a very key and very necessary member. I mean there's cross endorsements from democratic politicians in the united states in a canadian election which is going to produce the canadian government which then our government will have to have dealings with despite the fact that we kind of weighed in on how that should go. Nothing's gonna come between us and our good relationship with canada but to the extent that we're trying to make it more awkward that will help. Russia is also having its federal elections right now. Russia has three days a federal election. Started today ends on. Sunday vladimir putin and his ironically named united russia party They are pulling out all the stops this time. They are running fake candidates to mess with individual parliamentary elections They have spent the last year criminalising and locking up all the actually viable opposition figures that stand in the way of putin and his party. After trying last year to assassinate the main opposition leader in russia alexei volney putin's government has since been holding him indefinitely in prison. Part of his appeal in russia is that he is not just a political figure. He is a very visible anticorruption activist. And if there is one thing that defines the russian government it is a flagrant epic biblical level corruption and the resistance and resentment of russian government. Corruption is something that does unite russians across lots of different ideological stripes. Now as i said novell news organization has been criminalized by putin's government putin's government has arrested and effectively exiled so many people who are part of it but nevertheless nevada organization keeps turning out these corruption reports these exposes about the lavish lifestyles and palaces and yachts and foreign villas and ranches and wineries that putin and his henchmen have accumulated all over the world since putin has been in power and robbing the russian treasury blind. Just today navan. These group released a new report. Getting nevada prison right and everybody who runs. His organization has been chased chased out of a visible russian society but nevertheless they persist today they released a new report which has not been validated by nbc news. This is just me telling you what they have published but what they just published is a new expose that purports to document that perhaps the highest profile politician in russia other than putin himself versus longtime foreign minister You'll recognize him. Actually remember when trump randomly invited him into the oval office along with the russian ambassador embassador on the rights. The foreign minister on the left member he brandon lee brought them into the oval. He gave them a bunch of codeword protected. Top secret intelligence. He wasn't supposed to share with anyone that guy. His name as sergei lavrov nevada today published an expose about him It purports to expose that. Sergei lavrov has a whole secret second family just like putin does in addition to lavrov's official wife that he retains i guess for political purposes. There's according to navales organization a whole secret second wife who nobody's supposed to know about who reportedly travels with them on all his official business which means the government is paying for her She and her family. Also according to this report appear to have been the recipients of lots and lots of very over the top unexplained wealth as does lavrov himself novell newsgroup says that they have discovered that the foreign minister lavrov appears to basically live this very high flying total luxury life. He's got of massive yachts and huge private planes at his disposal for him and his family anytime they want them and mansions all over. The world in italy in london in montenegro They report he appears to be living this with his secret. Second family essentially as a permanent guest of one particular russian oligarch. A guy named oleg deripaska and like all the navalny group organizations. Excuse me navalny group investigations. They have put this investigation together in a way. That is very memorable. Very witty very visual. I'll give you an example in the case of the this mansion in montenegro where the foreign minister seems to spend a lot of time. Navan these group matches together a whole bunch of different. Instagram photos from a sergey. Lavrov family member showing this one interesting. Weird pool shot with the. There's the pool and then there's an angled colonnade looming over it..

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Notable Figures Share Their Endorsements for PM as Canadians

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:59 sec | Last month

Notable Figures Share Their Endorsements for PM as Canadians

"Former president barack obama yesterday effectively endorsing justin trudeau to be reelected canadian prime minister today former democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton also effectively endorsing justin trudeau for reelection in canada but then coming up fast on the left flank there's vermont senator bernie sanders not to be outdone weighing in today. As well not on behalf of justin trudeau instead senator sanders is endorsing jagmeet. Singh from the new democratic party and again do canadians care what former. Us presidents and former democratic presidential candidates. Think about who. They should vote for in their own election honestly. Nobody has any idea. Nobody does that. This will have any influence whatsoever. Any any impact whatsoever but whatever's going to happen there is a close enough call at this point that we've got this weird late development of american politicians weighing in

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Hillary Clinton Lied to Her Lawyers, Who Lied to the FBI, of a Collusion Hoax

The Dan Bongino Show

01:59 min | Last month

Hillary Clinton Lied to Her Lawyers, Who Lied to the FBI, of a Collusion Hoax

"Folks the big deal about this indictment yesterday of this Clinton associated lawyer in the collusion, hoax case, the big deal about it. It's not that they lied. All right, Hillary Clinton lies like you know. How do you know Hillary Clinton lying? Right? You know, the Joker mouth is moving. Hillary Clinton lies about everything. Ellery Clinton would lie about her first and last name if she had. I mean, Hillary Clinton hasn't told the truth about anything of significance. At any point in life. That's not the shocker. Oh, they lied and made up the collusion hoax that Trump was communicating with the Russian bank and a secret server that was all made up that that's not shocking, like I'm sorry. It's not. That's not the surprising part. Hillary lies about everything that's just who Hillary is. She's a loser like she lies about everything. The reason they're in trouble is didn't only lie about it making up Trump's quoting with the Russians on the server, they had a lawyer. A bunch of lawyers passed this information. It appears from his allegations in the indictment had that the person the FBI That that opened up this international investigation about collusion hoax that never had a shred of evidence to it ever now. I've been. I've been reading to you Some of the highlights from the indictment and they are stunning, including that there was a tech executive involved in this scheme to frame Donald Trump. We have a good idea who he is. I mean, really, how big was this conspiracy? The media was involved. I've got highlights of that coming up soon. Do you want to see all the media idiots that got caught propagating this obvious hoax and they got caught willingly, folks. They knew they were lying and making it up the meteor liars. They knew it. Let's not pretend like Oh golly, they just happened to get caught by mistake. Natasha Bertrand Moscow, Rachel Maddow. Wolf Blitzer, Um Jake Sullivan, the current national security advisor. They all got their all recorded digitally recorded forever propagating the Alfa Bank Cox that this Russian bank was the secret back channel for Trump and Putin.

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California Has a Lot of Recall Attempts, and Not Just for Governors

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:52 min | Last month

California Has a Lot of Recall Attempts, and Not Just for Governors

"The city of los angeles alone. There are currently three efforts underway right now to recall members of the los angeles city council and the tone of the l. a. times here is telling quote another day another recall notice in the city of los angeles. You need a grand total of five voters to get together to begin the process of calling for a recall for los angeles official five voters. Literally you can start a recall with the number of people you can fit in your camry and it's not just lay across the state of california. There are more than seventy elected officials who are facing the threat of recall just this year. Because that's how they do it in california california asked for recalls all the time you can mount a recall campaign against any statewide elected official for any reason at all if you can achieve the grand results of collecting signatures from just twelve percent of people. Who voted in the last election for that seat. Not twelve percent of registered voters but twelve percent of the number of people who voted in the last election for that seat specifically. That's all you need to be able to get that. Statewide elected official. Put up for recall as low bars. Go this is kind of so low. It just sits there on the floor and invites you to walk on it. And so every governor in california for the past sixty years as faced at one attempt to recall them And you will of course recalled the successful two thousand and three recall of democrat. California governor gray davis. That's how we ended up. Bizarrely with governor arnold schwarzenegger for a hot but now the republicans are trying again with this. Recall attempt that they are mounting against democratic governor gavin. Newsom the polls close tomorrow tonight Excuse me close tomorrow night at eight. Pm pacific time

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Biden Announces Vaccine Plan for Employers

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:03 min | Last month

Biden Announces Vaccine Plan for Employers

"Vaccine requirements just announced by president biden are not out of the blue. They're not even the first ones we had for. Covert nineteen as new york times notes today. We've already got experience with large employers starting to require vaccination at among other things. But we've learned from that experience so far. Is that the requirements work. They succeed at their goal of getting more people to get the shot last month. For example the pentagon announced that active duty military personnel would have to get vaccinated that has just been announced so far. They haven't hit a deadline for it yet. But already the proportion of active duty personnel. Who had the shot has gone from. Seventy six percent to eighty three percent. Same deal with the. Va seven weeks ago. The va told its frontline. Health workers they had to get the shot since then the number of va frontline workers who've been vaccinated has gone from seventy seven percent up to eighty two percent and still rising same deal at private sector employers like united airlines for example employees. There were told last month that they'd have until october. Twenty fifth to get vaccinated. Well s- only september tenth. Now there's still plenty of time before that deadline hits but already just since laying out that eventual requirement the majority of united airlines workers who weren't vaccinated before that announcement have since become vaccinated. We know it works and we've had plenty of other vaccine requirements throughout our history. That have also worked. But as the president indicated today we also know that republican governors and republican elected officials will sue and try to stop these new policies as if they're totally novel as if this is some brand new idea. The united states supreme court has ruled multiple times going back more than a century that it is not unconstitutional to require americans to get a vaccine. Even if a person doesn't want to in the context of a serious public health threat you can be required to be vaccinated. They ruled that way back in one thousand nine five in the context of mandatory smallpox vaccine requirement in massachusetts. They ruled that way in nineteen twenty two in the context of vaccines being required of students if they wanted to attend

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Miami International Airport Boasting US' First COVID-Detecting Dogs

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:53 sec | Last month

Miami International Airport Boasting US' First COVID-Detecting Dogs

"A dog looking for covert is it even possible. Evidently it is and now you can find them at miami international airport for dogs trained to detect kobe. Nineteen as part of a pilot program. This is cobra one of the dogs trained to detect the virus. Watch how she sits. After she smells the inside of a mask that has deactivated virus in it. Then watch how. She just keeps walking when she smells the mask of someone who's not infected. The dogs are ninety. Seven percent accurate. I mean it's the same as the pc test. It means it's a great. It's a great thing miami. International airport is the first in the nation to have the dogs. I think in this particular airport. Now we're doing it with the employees but people will see the dogs and know that that's another weapon that we're using to fight this

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Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs Unleashed at Miami Airport to Detect Virus in Employees

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:53 sec | Last month

Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs Unleashed at Miami Airport to Detect Virus in Employees

"A dog looking for covert is it even possible. Evidently it is and now you can find them at miami international airport for dogs trained to detect kobe. Nineteen as part of a pilot program. This is cobra one of the dogs trained to detect the virus. Watch how she sits. After she smells the inside of a mask that has deactivated virus in it. Then watch how. She just keeps walking when she smells the mask of someone who's not infected. The dogs are ninety. Seven percent accurate. I mean it's the same as the pc test. It means it's a great. It's a great thing miami. International airport is the first in the nation to have the dogs. I think in this particular airport. Now we're doing it with the employees but people will see the dogs and know that that's another weapon that we're using to fight this pandemic

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First Civilian Flight Departs Afghanistan Following U.S. Withdrawal

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:51 min | Last month

First Civilian Flight Departs Afghanistan Following U.S. Withdrawal

"Not sure if we should have seen this coming. I certainly didn't see this coming but look this plane. We're going to see on your screen right here right here. This is a cutter. Airways boeing seventy seven. Excuse me boeing seven seven seven That is the first passenger flight to depart from the main airport in afghanistan kabul airport since. Us troops withdrew from afghanistan last month. The scene at kabul airport today was markedly different from what we saw. Just weeks ago Instead of us marines we had taliban fighters patrolling runways. The talibans white flags or surrounding the airport on those flagpoles the fact that. Us forces are in control. There and the taliban clearly are today. One hundred and thirteen people including americans canadians brits germans ukrainians all left on that cutter airways boeing seven. Seven flight flew out of kabul and landed in doha in cutter. More flights out flights out again have started. Maybe not just this one may be more to come in a statement today. Secretary of state anthony blinken said that today's flight quote was the result of the departments regular close engagement with our regional partners particularly with the cutlery authorities and taliban officials said today that another flight is expected to take off tomorrow that the taliban is expecting to let it go for its part. The biden news station says it won't divulge details about any upcoming flights due to what they called the ongoing terrorist threat to such operations. Clearly it is still a very fluid situation there. But by all appearances the evacuation flights from kabul appear to be back on as of today with the likelihood that more flights will continue at least tomorrow and maybe beyond that and that is something

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Justice Department Sues Texas Over 6-Week Abortion Ban

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:50 sec | Last month

Justice Department Sues Texas Over 6-Week Abortion Ban

"Today. The justice department under merrick garland they sue texas over the texas's new law that essentially bans abortion in their lawsuit. Doj accuses texas of passing. It's abortion ban quote in open defiance of the constitution the constitution under current supreme court precedent protects woman's right to get an abortion in this country. No matter what state. She lives in their argument. Here is a direct echo of the same argument that the oj used in twenty ten to great effect in that arizona case that argument that legal protections enshrined federally forest all by the us constitution trump state law that tries to get around those protections because the texas abortion banned ignore ignores those federal constitutional protections miracle arlen and the biden justice department. Now say the court should strike down the texas banned altogether.

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Idaho Begins Rationing Health Care as COVID-19 Surge Crushes Hospitals

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:04 min | Last month

Idaho Begins Rationing Health Care as COVID-19 Surge Crushes Hospitals

"How the front page today of the times news. In twin falls idaho top story above the fold says quote. Hospital rationing begins northern idaho hospitals under crisis standards of care last night. I mentioned at the top of the show. That idaho has now had to do something no state ever wants to have to. They announced that they are implementing crisis standards of care for ten hospitals and medical centers in north idaho due to the overwhelming cova search. There this is the first time idaho's history that the state has ever had to take stuff like this. Here savvy p. describes what this announcement means in practical terms quote those deemed in most need of care and most likely to benefit from it are put on priority lists for scarce. Resources like icu. Bits others in dire need but with lower chances of surviving will be given comfort care to help keep them pain-free whether they succumb to their businesses or recover other patients with serious but not life. Threatening medical problems will face delays in receiving care until resources are

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FBI Releases New Footage of DNC Pipe Bomb Suspect

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:25 min | Last month

FBI Releases New Footage of DNC Pipe Bomb Suspect

"Washington field office of the fbi today released new footage. This new footage showing the person who they believe placed pipebombs real bombs operational explosive devices at the headquarters of the democratic party and the headquarters of the republican party in washington dc. The night before the january sixth attack on the us capitol again. This is new footage. The fbi says this is shot quite near the dnc headquarters. Where the first bomb was placed. And you can see. I mean not much happens in the footage except you do get a good long. Look at the person in question. The person sort of wanders in Sits down on that bench appears to look at their phone for a while. Maybe and then eventually they move on again this new footage released by the fbi. Today is of course. In addition to the other footage of the same suspected bomber that has previously been released by the fbi. It has been eight months since these bombs were placed. There still been no arrests in this case the fbi and the atf are offering a hundred thousand dollar reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspected bomber. In their statement about the new footage they released today at also a new map. They released showing what they think was the walking path of the bomber. That night between seven. Thirty eight thirty. Pm on january fifth

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Biden to Give $600 Relief Payments to Meatpacking, Farm Workers

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:32 sec | Last month

Biden to Give $600 Relief Payments to Meatpacking, Farm Workers

"Cova. The administration is making some new moves as well. The president today directing that six hundred dollar payments should be made to individual farm workers and people who work in meatpacking plants to compensate them for the extraordinary risk and thank them for the extraordinary service. They provided the country during the cova pandemic Earlier agricultural aid and food supply chain aid had basically gone to the owners of those businesses not to the low level workers. President biden is now saying that six hundred dollar check should go out to low level workers in those fields

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President Biden Surveys Storm Damage in New Jersey and New York

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:42 min | Last month

President Biden Surveys Storm Damage in New Jersey and New York

"Biden was in new york and new jersey where the death toll is forty-five now from the remnants of hurricane ida hitting just those two states that extreme flash flooding that tore through the most populated part of the country last wednesday night president biden today meeting with local officials and local residents about the ongoing cleanup efforts there. President biden was in louisiana on friday. Where four hundred thousand. Americans are now in their second week without power amid extreme heat louisiana and extremely challenging conditions conditions that get more and more challenging with each day passing with with the power still not returned reviewing the damage today. President biden said quote. The evidence is clear. Climate change poses an existential threat to our lives story economy. The threat is here. It's not going to get any better. The storms are going to get worse and worse and worse. He said he said quote. We've got to listen to the scientists and economists and the national security experts. They all tell us. This is code red the nation and the world in peril. That is not hyperbole. That is a fact. President biden speaking today again on this trip to new york and new jersey. What what of course he's proposing to do on climate is what's in his build back better plan the big infrastructure bill. That democrats are trying to pass one thing just sort of have in mind over these next few days is that by the end of this week we may not know definitively but we should have a pretty good idea by the end of this week as to whether or not they're going to be able to pass this infrastructure bill as to whether or not president biden is going to be able to affect you. Wait most of his policy agenda for his first term in office.

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Why Is There a Disinformation Campaign Against Ivermectin?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:27 min | Last month

Why Is There a Disinformation Campaign Against Ivermectin?

"Rogan said he defeated co vid in just a couple of days. Thanks to the use of ivermectin now. This started a sequence of disinformation. Let's actually go to eight. I 'cause established this whole idea of this information. A whole sequence of disinformation stories around ivermectin. Saying that it's a horse de warmer. Now that's actually an off label. Use ivermectin won a nobel prize for its use on humans. In fact a two thousand nine hundred. Cdc memo on ivermectin said that all refugees in it they should take two doses of ivermectin orally. In fact it says right here on the cdc's website which they don't want you to read top of malaria guidance. That ivermectin can be very helpful for you. That's the cdc's own website. A study in the american journal of therapeutics published june. Twenty two thousand twenty one said that the apparent safety and low cost suggests that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the sars covy to pandemic globally and hydroxy. Clark is also anti-malaria drug and personally every person that i've given hydroxy chloride quinn to help them get connected with. They've turned the now that that's not. Okay that's not empirically scientific enough to convince me but fao cheat. Made sure he had to go out. Vouches dis- disinformation artist. You notice how vouching never actually has a real symposium or takes legitimate questions play tape when it comes to a public health issue like cova nineteen in which it is essential to get correct information out one of the enemies of public health his disinformation and unfortunately we do see that in some quarters. Disinformation you mean. Disinformation like this disinformation. Where all the sudden a story was going viral. We re tweeted an amplified by rachel maddow. Same that oklahoma's hospital. Emergency departments were backed up and they could not serve gunshot victims due to ivermectin overdoses. What as soon as i saw that story. I said this doesn't sound right or rachel. Maddow spread this on social media. And this guy right here. Here's the original news clip. It turned out to be absolutely

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Thousands Expected in Washington, D.C. to March for Voting Rights

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00:29 sec | Last month

Thousands Expected in Washington, D.C. to March for Voting Rights

"Since the existing conservative majority on the supreme court has ripped the guts out of the federal voting rights act in successive rulings. The fight for voting rights has become more desperate and more creative including a lot of creative and desperate protest demonstration and advocacy. This the summer this weekend. We are expecting large marches for voting rights in dozens of us cities including potentially tens of thousands of people marching in washington dc.

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

08:24 min | 3 months ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Weeks ago it was the chair of the congressional black caucus joyce beatty arrested for protesting voting rights in the senate. Hart building a week ago. With georgia congressman hank johnson and today it was texas congresswoman sheila jackson-lee arrested in the same place for the same reason. You can see her. Being handcuffed in white zip ties. She was later placed inside a police van. She later tweeted this photo of herself in handcuffs or caption quote. I will never stop fighting for voting rights. The time is now to move. The voting rights bill in the us senate forward enough is enough hashtag. Good trouble. The protests and resulting arrests are part of a summer of action on voting rights in the list of reasons to fight just keeps on growing. Today this was the headline in the atlanta journal-constitution georgia republicans take first step to fulton elections takeover. Fulton county is the largest county in the state one tenth of all georgians lift that live there. It's where atlanta is at voted overwhelmingly for joe biden also contains a sizeable proportion of the state's black voters. The paper obtained a letter showing that two dozen republican state senators support a performance review of the fulton county elections chief. They have the power to request this. Thanks to the restrictive voting bill. That georgia passed earlier this year. According to that bill state senate bill two oh to the state can replace any local election official with enough republican support. The chairman of the fulton county board of commissioners democrat is sounding the alarm saying this is blatant republican attempt to take control of the us senate from democrats and retain the governorship in two thousand twenty. Two quote it's been rhetoric until this point. This letter is the first official step in the process. We've got allies in the legislator. We've got the courts and the court of public opinion. The law as currently stands is on their side at the federal level. Democrats continue to do what they can to address exactly this sort of thing with efforts to pass the for. The people act currently stalled senate. Democrats are preparing to unveil a new voting rights bill as soon as this week. Several centers including raphael warnock. Amy klobuchar and joe manchin are huddled or all huddled inside leader. Chuck schumer's office yesterday to discuss the legislation and the momentum is building the new york times and nbc. News both report. The president biden will meet with speaker. Nancy pelosi and leader schumer tomorrow to voting rights legislation. The need for action could not be more pressing today. Texas state democrats who fled their state to block a restrictive voting. Bill testified before congress about the desperate need for federal action to block voter suppression efforts. At home this is a practical implication. That's going to disenfranchise hundreds and thousands of votes of texans. And that's why we here. We tried to work with our counterparts but every amendment that we present it was declined. Where where was that in committee. Yes sir and committee on the twenty three hours. There were amendments that were presented even during the regular session when we presented amendments. They were not always admitted. So we have tried. We've used every tool in our toolbox to collaborate with our colleagues. The only thing left is to come to congress and ask for federal intervention. Which is literally what they're doing joining us now. Senator alex padilla democratic senator from california former secretary of state of california who knows a lot about state voting rights. Senator good to see you. Thank you for being with us. What what the texas representative. We're saying there is exactly what they're doing. They literally left their state and went to make their case at the federal government. They said we can do what we can do. And we are willing to do it under pain of arrests. They are all threatened with arrest when they go back but they said we need the fed's get involved you and i've had this discussion before it can happen. But there are still some holdouts at the federal level with you allie. And you're absolutely right. So we we thank the texas. Legislators for their here was them in elevating not just the importance of these voter protections that we are trying to get past but to urge because twenty twenty two election is around the corner and it should not take another selma to get the conscience of the united states senate of course the house of representatives has already passed the for the people act on the president's desk between no he will sign and so Just want everybody to know. We are not giving up the fight. There's been a lot of focus on infrastructure lightly but voting rights continues to be a top priority. We hope to in detail a new proposal in in. maybe the next week. Talk to me about that. What do you do it interesting. That be a new proposal but we do have two proposals. They're already what. What do you do to break the logjam here. A with republicans but be with some people in the democratic party to have them say. Hey look we need to filibuster once and for all for things that are important. Voting rights right well You know we sort of pick up where we left off. We had a measure on the floor that only received fifty votes on emotion to proceed to begin discussion to begin the debates but frankly that was a measure that up until shortly before the vote did not have all fifty democrats. Well guess what we start with a united democratic caucus when you have not just myself and leader schommer but senator a mansion and saturday all in the room coalescing around eight proposal that starting from an even stronger position and so the people act as a model with the experience of not just california but especially california showing how all these measures actually work. They strengthen the integrity of our election and make it easier for people to participate. That's our democracy is supposed to be about. I think we gained momentum in either appealing to ten of our republican colleagues or short of that potentially reforming or eliminating the filibuster to senator i. I really wanted to talk to you on this topic because of your experience as the secretary of state there all sorts of things going on in this country making it harder for people to vote. Ballot-boxes voted hours. Things like that but president biden made the point. That one could organize around that. It's not what we should be doing in this country but you can figure that out what they're doing georgia you can't figure that out. This idea of removing an elections official so as to control the outcome of elections. There's no way to out organize that that that that is anti-democratic and that's time is of the essence. One could argue. Well i if it's that much of a violation of the spirit not the language of the federal voting rights. Check by the time we litigated. And it's appealed in all cream court. I'm capable those chances so again. Important tend to urgency with which we need to act and knowing that it has to and places like california colorado seventy so all. These reforms are proven reforms that By the way uphold the nineteen ninety three national voter registration act. It's that i referred to in that here. We had an atlanta a week and a half ago. Way is in federal statute. That government has not just an opportunity a responsibility to facilitate voter participation. That bet needs making you fees. You're eligible people to register to stay registered that'd be purged from the roles in options for how to cast their ballots. Senator good to see you. California senator alex padilla. We appreciate your time tonight. We'll be right back and that does it for us tonight. We'll see you again tomorrow. The rachel maddow show we did during on. Msnbc whether it's the politics of climate change the effect of state marijuana laws or the challenges of racial injustice. Get your daily dose of enlightening articles. At msnbc daily ridden perspective by people know entrust like menendez tackling the issue of immigration medicine weighing in on voter suppression and frank big luzi writing about national security along with michael steele offering take on the republican party lists plank commented on gender issues and two others plus a fresh take every morning from me haze brown start your day with msnbc daily at msnbc dot com..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:08 min | 3 months ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The rachel maddow show. We did nine eastern on. Msnbc thanks for joining us this hour all right just a few days after the twenty twenty presidential election the lieutenant governor of the great state of texas man named dan. Patrick announced a cash reward. A cash bounty lieutenant governor. Dan patrick said he was ready to pay up to one million dollars to anyone who could find evidence of the supposed- voter fraud that president trump said Had cost him the election and this one million dollar prize was not just for people in texas. it was an offer valid. In all fifty states quote whistle blowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest in final conviction of voter fraud will be paid a minimum of twenty five thousand dollars but up to one million dollars. Wow and wouldn't you know it soon. After texas's lieutenant governor. Dan patrick through that come into the water. He got a bright oddly. He got it from somebody who has the same job. He has in a different state. The lieutenant governor in pennsylvania democrat named. John fetterman said that he had taken on the challenge from dan patrick and bingo instantly. He hit pay dirt. He said he had bang-up surefire evidence of an instance of real voter fraud in the two thousand twenty election right in his home state of pennsylvania and it was maybe not the kind of voter fraud his texas counterpart was hoping for but john fetterman tried to collect just the same. He said quote. Hey lieutenant governor. Patrick it's me john fetterman your counterpart in pennsylvania. I'd like to collect your handsome reward for reporting voter fraud. I gotta dude and forty four a. Who tried to have his dead mom. Vote for trump. They as far as we know pennsylvania's lieutenant governor did not receive any of that reward money despite forwarding night information response to dan patrick's claim. He didn't get his money from dan. Patrick even after he pointed to additional evidence of voter fraud again in his home state. Yes there was the dude in forty fort. Pennsylvania that was a real thing do did get arrested for forging an absentee ballot application in his dead. Mother's name so he could cast a fraudulent vote for trump with her ballot but he was not the only one there was another pennsylvania guy this one in delaware county pennsylvania. He filled out a voter registration application for his dead mother as well although his mother had been dead for like a dozen years the guy then requested and submitted an absentee ballot in her name with the vote for donald trump for president in twenty twenty when the state of pennsylvania flagged his mother's voter registration as belonging to an obviously dead person. This guy ended up signing and sending back a letter to the states. Swearing that in fact. She was still alive. He did that. All in order to deliberately cast a single fraudulent vote for donald trump. He pled guilty to it in court. But wait there's more. There was a guy in chester county. Pennsylvania another registered republican who went and cast his ballot at his local polling place. But then forty five minutes later. He came back wearing sunglasses and in sunglasses. He cast a ballot in his son's name somehow. An alert poll worker saw through his brilliant sunglasses. Disguise if you if you don't just want to pick on pennsylvania there's also a guy in ohio actual elected local republican official in his town in ohio. He voted twice in twenty twenty once for himself and once by forging his dead father's signature again. He's an elected. Republican official in ohio. Voter fraud is very very rare in our country. But there are a few instances of it here and they're usually affecting a single vote and the few instances of it that do turn up from time to time. They're usually ridiculous. And all of those instances that i just described from twenty twenty all of those republicans all of them got off with basically a slap on the rest for their crimes. The dude didn't in forty fort pennsylvania. Prosecutors dropped the most serious charges against him that working on a plea deal guy who voted for his long dead dozen years dead mother swearing. She was still alive. He got five years probation. The local republican elected official in ohio. Who voted for his dead father. He got jail time. He got three days in jail and a five hundred dollar fine and it is worth keeping that context in mind when you also remember the case of crystal mason. We've talked before on the show about the case of crystal mason in two thousand sixteen. She went to her local polling place in tarrant county texas to vote. She discovered her name was not on the voting rolls. They're so at the suggestion of a poll worker. Ms mason filled out a provisional ballot. She was told basically. We're not sure what the problem is but fill at this provisional ballot that way if there is any real problem here we won't count it but provisionally you can cast this vote in case we can sort out whatever seems to be the matter few months after that experience crystal mason was arrested and charged with illegal voting because when she filled out that provisional ballot she was on supervised release after completing prison sentence for federal conviction and she thought because she had served her time in prison that she was eligible to vote. She did not know that under texas law. You're not eligible to vote unless you've also completed any probation or any supervised relief after release after released from prison. She did not know that even though that was a technical misunderstanding and though she cast a provisional ballot and even though her provisional valette was never counted she nevertheless was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison five years. Hard time for illegal voting..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

08:09 min | 3 months ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The show we at nine eastern on. Msnbc happy friday and thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. So tonight is a little weird here at msnbc. We're doing a special two hour edition of the rachel maddow show starting an hour early. And i'm not even rachel. She'll be back next week. We've got a metric ton of news to get to tonight including new details surrounding a blatant pressure campaign by former president trump and his lawyer rudy giuliani to influence the twenty twenty election results in arizona. That's all ahead but first to kick off this july fourth weekend. President biden held the administration's first white house naturalization ceremony today. Twenty-one people from sixteen different countries stood in the east room and took the pledge of allegiance. and then we're officially granted u s citizenship. It's part of a larger push by the biden administration to expand legal immigration to this country and to reverse his predecessor's policies. July fourth also marks the president self imposed deadline to vaccinate seventy percent of all american adults. And while the country's on track to fall short of that goal it's not far from it. According to the cdc nearly sixty seven percent of adults in the united states have received at least one dose and fifty eight percent are fully vaccinated the new york times also reports that at least twenty states have reached that seventy percent threshold now. We aren't exactly out of the woods yet. The highly transmissible delta variant does pose a serious risk to those who are unvaccinated but according to cdc director dr wolinsky if you are vaccinated. There's not much to worry about so we can say for now. The things seemed to be looking up. Take the economy for example today. The bureau of labor statistics that's department of labor announced that the us added eight hundred and fifty thousand net new jobs last month. That's the biggest gain in ten months. And even bigger side things are returning back to some semblance of normalcy. Wages are also on the rise. The labor pool slowly but surely is expanding speaking today. President biden celebrated the jobs report saying quote. This is historic progress. So like i said. We've got lots to get to but we start tonight with this list of bills that were sitting on the desk of the new hampshire governor now. This is a long list of legislation that passed through the new hampshire state house and senate in twenty seventeen. They were all bills. The republican governor signed quietly no fanfare no televised bill sightings sightings and at first light. It's a pretty mundane list. There was a bill setting rules for betting on something called simulcast racing a bill about setting standards for dissolved oxygen in water something about blood testing disorders but buried in this long list of bills that the republican governor of new hampshire signed in two thousand seventeen. Was something more sinister on this list. It was called a bill. Quote relative to domicile for voting purposes. Sounds pretty harmless benign even but what did that bill do. It made it harder for college students to vote in the state of new hampshire. Now that new bill signed by the governor required all students and other part time residents of the state to become permanent new hampshire residents to become eligible to vote for any student who had a car on campus. That meant they were required to pay to register their vehicle in new hampshire. They would have to go through the hassle of getting a new hampshire's driver's license to now. This bill was signed into law by the republican governor. Right before the two thousand eighteen midterms critics argued that it would disproportionately affect college students who are predominantly democratic voters but think about it going to the dmv paying to register your car. It takes time and it takes money. Most college students barely have the time to do their laundry. Many of them can barely afford a slice of pizza. Let alone a bill from the dmv for several hundred dollars. Let's look at one kid story. He was attending dartmouth. When that legislation in new hampshire was passed he said the entire process of establishing his residency in the state took a full month. You need a letter from school to prove to the town clerk that he actually lived where he lived. He had a drive forty five minutes each way to the dmv to set up his new license and then he paid three hundred dollars to register his car in order to establish residency in new hampshire. The student liken the new tax to a poll. Tax the price to pay in new hampshire to access the ballot box and so he sued that dartmouth student along with a few class. Might mates filed a lawsuit to overturn that republican voter legislation in new hampshire which they said and crouched on their right to vote and today. The supreme court in new hampshire agreed in a unanimous ruling. The highest court in new hampshire overturned that republican voter law of two thousand seventeen. The court ruled that the law made it more confusing to vote and could deter people from trying to register. They wrote in their ruling that the bill quote imposes unreasonable burdens. On the right to vote and so they ordered that the law quote must be stricken in its entirety. Which is good news for college. Students in new hampshire good news for democracy. Because this is the way it's supposed to work everyone in this country even if you live in a dorm or drove your car to college across state lines which many people do everyone over the age of eighteen. Who is a citizen should have equal access to the ballot box. Today the supreme court in new hampshire righted that run. That's not the way these fights are going everywhere just yesterday. The united states supreme court upheld a pair of voting restrictions in arizona. One of those restrictions calls to nullify anyone's vote that was accidentally cast in the wrong precinct. The other blocks anyone relative or caregiver from helping you. Turn in your absentee ballot. The legal challenge to those voting restrictions argued that they disproportionately affected voters of color and therefore violated the voting rights act but the supreme court put those voting restrictions back on the books in arizona. The conservative majority on the court argued that any unequal impact on voters of color was minor and did not violate the law and this of course sweeping implications for anyone living in arizona. But this ruling will be the ba- felt the way we'll be felt way beyond the grand canyon state this year alone seventeen. Republican led states have passed bills that make it harder for people to vote everything from voter. Id laws restrictions on mail in voting fewer hours to vote in person most of those laws disproportionately affect access to the ballot box for people who are not white this ruling from the supreme court this week is basically a big green light to republican legislatures. Which you're trying to make it harder for people to vote it signaling that any court challenges to this new wave of anti voting legislation that we've seen this year could fail like the challenge to the arizona law. Just did so. If you're on that side of the fight if you're trying to knock down these laws that make it harder to vote. Where is your head at right now joining us. Now cecilia one. She's the deputy legal director at the aclu which amicus brief with the supreme court arguing that the arizona laws in question violated section. Two of the voting rights act. Cecilia thank you for being with us. This evening i think that's not common language for for many people who are relatively well read on the topic. What does that mean. What is the voting rights act. Said you can't make laws that make it harder for an identifiable group to vote. So what congressman when it enacted the latest version of section to the voting rights act is that it wanted to expand the franchise and make sure that voters all voters but particularly minority. Voters would not be blocked from their polling places through the machinations of state or local officials..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:19 min | 4 months ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The rachel maddow show. We did nine stern on. Msnbc in the white house there is an important but sort of low profile job that is called staff secretary if you are stuff secretary in the white house what that means is that you're the person in charge of managing the paper flow around the president all the documents and materials that are handed to the president everything. The president is asked to review everything that the president does review. Anything that ends up on the president's desk everything that goes to the president or from the president white house staff secretary is the person in charge of keeping all of that in order. It's very important job. Obviously a very sensitive job because you see everything that goes to and from the president for all the reasons you might imagine. it's incredibly not only detail oriented job sort of twenty four seven job but it's a job for which you need to be an incredibly trustworthy person in february twenty thousand eighteen so almost exactly a year into the trump presidency the staff secretary. The trump white house had to resign for terrible reason. He had to resign because both of his ex wives came forward with lurid and terrible domestic violence allegations against him. That young man's name was rob porter and a scandal. Like that somebody in that job that a job. That's sensitive having long standing known serious domestic violence allegations against him by multiple previous wives but nevertheless getting that job in holding onto it a year. I mean a scandal like that would be a marquee thing. Any other presidency. It would be a defining scandal that would be remembered forever about any other modern presidents. that's at the trump administration that was like one blade of grass on a football field. Like keep track. Oh yeah remember that scandal again. It would be a massive over shadowing scandal for any other president going back to nixon. But for this president that was like literally one in a gazillion but that scandal ridden disgrace had to resign staff secretary. His was rob porter and that same rob porter today. had a cameo role in the long awaited testimony of the star witness against president trump for the serious allegations potentially criminal obstruction of justice. That dog him even now as a former president this from the transcript that we just got today question so going back to the meeting with rob porter that house stuff secretary. Answer okay question. You told porter that you would not write the letter. The president had requested correct. Answer right question. Did rob porter tell you about his conversation with the president earlier that day directive page one fifteen of the report answer okay question puertas now describing his conversation with the president earlier that day the report says quote the president said he wanted don mcgann to write a letter to the file for our records. Wanted something beyond a press statement to demonstrate that the reporting was inaccurate. The mr porter convey to you that. The president wanted you to write a letter for records. Answer i don't know if he used the word for a records but that is consistent with what he was telling me. The president wanted question so it was consistent with your understanding that the president wanted a formal written statement. Answer yes yeah question. According to reporter statements president trump also referred to you during that conversation as quote. A lying bastard. Mr porter convey that to you when you spoke to him. Answer not that i recall. No i think i learned. I learned about that one wants. the miller. report was released question. And what was your reaction when you learned to. That answer disappointing question. Why answer because it's not true question. Why isn't it true. answer. Because i'm not lying bastard question. What was your understanding of why the president said that answer. You'd have to ask him. I was disappointed to read in the report that the president called me lying. Bastard because pastor. Why do you think he called you that while you'd have to ask him in. Nobody's going to ask him. It's becoming more and more clear that it really seems like nobody's going to ask him not unless he's going to potentially face criminal charges for obstruction of justice in which case prosecutors might talk to him then get his answer to that in many other questions but so far he's never been questioned and so that isn't at least. It hasn't been in the cards. There's also this again from the same transcript that we just got today about the kind of lawyer. President trump wish wishes he had had when he was in the white house question. You testified that you told the president that knocking robert muller out could be a fact used to claim obstruction of justice. Correct answer right. That's the report we talked about that. Yeah right question. Was your understanding that president trump was concerned. That him asking you to have the special counsel removed could be harmful to him and the special counsel's investigation answer. Certainly yeah. Why well for the same appearance reasons among others. If it's known that you're under investigation by a special counsel and you seek to remove that special counsel someone probably more than one person is going to suggest that you did that to end the investigation. So that's a pretty obvious point question during that meeting on february sixth. The president raised the issue of why you took notes during meetings. Yes yes he did he asked about he asked about. Why do i take notes. And what was your reaction to that answer. I said look. I take notes because you know i'm a real lawyer. Real lawyers take notes..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"California's one of the large states that has having a large surge in corona virus, cases and hospitalizations right now Arizona of courses in terrible shape right now. Texas is in terrible shape Florida, starting to get really terrible really fast. All three of those states are now having hospitals overrun while their case numbers hospitalization numbers just keep climbing every day scary. <hes> but California's having a real problem too, and here's something really specific. That's going on in. California, that was not just like a bad situation that arose from the Meyer of this epidemic in California part of their big problem, right now was a single screw up a bad mistake that has now set off. What is really a disaster? Here's what happened. By mid April one of the largest state prisons in California had run of outbreak. It started as just a handful of cases at the California State Prison in Chino. But it soon became dozens of cases, prisoners and staff alike. At the time there were more than forty two hundred men imprisoned at Chino that's nearly twenty percent more than the capacity. That prison was built to handle and of course. You know by their very nature. Correctional facilities and specifically overcrowded correctional facilities like Chino was just a hot bread for any hotbed for any sort of. Contagious, illness and sort of outbreak. So when they knew that in mid. April it was no wonder that by the following month by May. Corona virus had just run through every dorm, used to house prisoners at Chino. By the end of May there were six hundred and thirty five confirmed cases at Chino. There were nine men dead. Given the crisis, they had on their hands. The State Department of Corrections along with the State Attorney Journal decided that they would transfer all bunch of prisoners out of that prison out of Chino, and they would send them to other prisons in the state. One of those prisons was the infamous prison just north of San Francisco called Quenton now. At the time San Quentin had actually been doing very well and beating back the epidemic so well in fact at the time. San Quentin had no infections saint. Quentin had no corona virus infections in March. In April and it may. But then came this influx of prisoners from China, which had a terrible problem there more than one hundred twenty prisoners were transferred from Chino to that facility at San Quentin and they'd all been tested at some point before transfer. But. It wasn't like they were particularly sticklers timing it right off the bat. They knew problems. Many of the prisoners hadn't been tested for coronavirus for up to a month. Before they got sent from China to this new prison at San Quentin. And so at Saint Quentin within days. They get the sides of their first infections. In the month, or so since those transfers San Quentin has now become the largest corona virus outbreak in California. There have now been more than fifteen. Hundred confirmed cases at San, Quentin alone and at least six deaths. Three of those deaths just came this weekend. And amidst this huge spike in more than fifteen hundred cases at San Quentin. Well now, the top medical officer for California prisons has been fired. And now with the virus, having spread unabated throughout San Clinton. It is I mean there's no wonder that a lot of people are worried a lot of different levels starting of course with prisoners. And with their families recently, we had the chance to speak with the mother of one prisoner at San Clinton and her name is Rita Zavala. And she told us this about her son's cellmate, recently testing positive and how her son is living now. Are Man their lives matter to. Just like everybody else. And they should be treated like. Animals? That so like they are treating them like. Just let him sit there. You know if you make it. Oh, good, if not allow you know. That's not how treated human. Stage they got there, but they're paying for their mistake. You know being in prison. But my son was. But I feel like he is now because I don't know. If he if he is going to get the virus, and not is GonNa make it through the by rich because of their medical is not the greatest. You know. Last point raised by Ms Avella is critical one. It's the it's not just the number of men that are dying at San. Quentin, that is the cost for alarm. It's also the huge number of prisoners who are positive there now who are requiring medical care and they're requiring advanced medical care, which means they're getting not just the prison itself, but within the whole local healthcare system, some hospitals within reaching distance of San Clinton, have become so taxed already by San Quentin prisoners filling up their issues that they're no longer accepting any transfers of California state prisoners to their facilities situations gotten bad enough that one local doctor told our NBC news affiliate and San Francisco. That San Quentin is the Chernobyl of covid.

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Government accountability the office the GAO is the independent and nonpartisan Federal Agency tasked with helping Congress with investigations in November. The announced that it would analyze whether the trump administration broken any laws when they decided to withhold four hundred million dollars in military aid to Ukraine as part of this effort to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations nations into Joe Biden. Well Today on the same day that senators officially took their oaths in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump the GAO released its decision and and they found that yes. The trump administration did break the law when they withheld that money. The finding says in part quote faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute astute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law beat withheld funds for a policy reason which is not permitted under the impoundment. Control Act the withholding was not a programmatic delay we therefore conclude that oem be violated. The law you may remember what the impeachment witnesses mark. Sandy testified that the two officials at resigned during the scandal in part because of their concerns about whether holding up these funds to Ukraine was illegal. It seems their concerns concerns. Were justified love to hear from them. It also means that the Republican talking point that no criminal laws were broken in this impeachment scandal. That is is well and truly dead or it should be more ahead. Stay with us here. We hear you hear a all. Persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump president of the United States Senate Sergeant at arms today warning members of the Senate that if they break with decorum during the impeachment pitchman trial of the president by speaking They could face imprisonment the oaths and the rules and the ceremonial opening of the impeachment trial. Where today on Saturday Saturday house impeachment managers will have until five? PM Eastern to file their trial brief on Monday. We could see a further exchange of briefs basically responses between the House and the President President on Tuesday next week. The trial will start in east in earnest at one. PM He's starting. You should clear your calendar. Now call in sick ahead of time. That does it for US.

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The the threat was that that would be cancelled. That pence wouldn't come unless they met the Biden investigation demand. We played this portion of the interview last night. But here's a little squib from it to refresh your memory in the conversation. I told him that if he doesn't the amount was the key at that time because of the inauguration that that pence would not show up nobody would show to operation unless he announced an investigation into Joe Biden No. US officials particularly vice president. Mike Pence would not come to corrosive Mike Pence that conversation as Mr Parnell describes it He says that was in May of last year may twelfth specifically a meeting he says with a top hop aid to the incoming president elect in Ukraine. Mr Zelinski top adviser. He says that demand that he made that they need to announce the Biden investigation was rebuffed. The Ukrainians Indians did not agree to announce a Biden investigation. Despite the threat Mr Parnell was making their on behalf of the White House and when they rebuffed his demand and they did not provide abide that announcement of the investigation. In fact the following day. The White House made good on their threat and vice president. Mike Pence did cancel his planned trip to this Alinsky the inauguration that's as far as we got in the interview with Mr Parnasse as of last night but the way it went down thereafter. Is that after vice. President pence is cancelled his trip to the inauguration within a few days the US government decided they would send another senior official in his place. So let's pick up the story there. That's when we flew to Paris and Paris whomever for and we were comparison rudy basically. That's when I found out that the Perry was to the these decided to set Perry. They're Senator Secretary Rick Perry Creek. It's did you you learn from Mr Giuliani correct. Was Mr Perry to your knowledge. Aware of what you and Mr Giuliani. We're trying onto do in Ukraine in terms of getting these investigations announced. I don't know to what extent he know about me because I don't know what he was a little bit definitely he know about Really because He who's told he called Rudy on his way there to ask them what to discuss and Rudy told him that the made to make sure to give him the message. Mr Giuliani told secretary. Perry what you need to convey to the Ukrainian government is that they need to announce an investigation into job. I do you know if part of the message that Mr Giuliani conveyed. The secretary it was also that Ukraine would lose their military aid. They'd lose their. US aid if they didn't announce those investigations. I don't recall having specific conversation about about that. It was more of just Telling him what he needs to do to announce it. I don't know what other conversation had prior or after but I know that there was another conversation. Perry called after the inauguration telling him that he spoke to Skins Perry he says I spoke with the landscape and got him to agree. I got him to agree to announce the investigation announced but they didn't announce that see this is the whole key. They were constantly every time somebody would do skeet the ovary and then they will walk it back so they found something of a corruption that he's going to have corruption but that Giuliani blue lit on that saying. That's not what we discussed that wasn't supposed to be corruption. Invested announcement has to be about Joe Biden. The by the reason he said the name by needs to be spoken with this always they did not want them to announce corruption investigations or anticorruption efforts efforts. That was not it. It had to be about Biden. They had to say Biden left parties. Alleging that former energy secretary Rick Perry sorry who we know from impeachment. Hearing testimony was tasked by the White House is one of three officials along with Kurt. Volker and Gordon Sunlen who are taking the lead for the trump White House on Ukraine policy policy. The three Amigos according to Love Parnassus Secretary of Energy Rick. Perry was directed by Rudy Giuliani to deliver the message to the Ukrainian government meant that they needed to announce investigations into Joe Biden. He says Mr Kearney's says that Mr Perry phoned Mr Giuliani when he contacted Mr Giuliani and said that he had been in touch with the Ukrainian president that he had conveyed the message and not in fact the Ukrainian government had agreed to make about announcement now Secretary of Energy Rick. Perry has denied playing any role in this scheme but he did crash out of the trump cabinet just as the scandal started to come to the surface. It was October sixteenth. When The Wall Street Journal reported that in fact Secretary Perry did call Rudy Giuliani to talk about Ukraine? He did so at the direction of president trump the following day. October Seventeenth Rick. Perry tendered his resignation. The President as energy secretary the day after that October Eighteenth Secretary Perry announced that he would not comply with a subpoena in the impeachment investigation. Gatien whether he would comply now with a subpoenaed to testify to the Senate trial of the president that remains to be seen. We'll be right back. DOC With Martin. I know that there was another conversation. The recalled after the inauguration telling him that he spoke to them skins the. Let's face it. Most.

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

13:30 min | 1 year ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The show weeknights at nine eastern on. MSNBC tonight we will present part two of my interview with left Parnis. Now as I said before the first part of the interview last night and I want to reiterate now Mr Partners is under federal indictment. He was one of four defendants charged in early October. With multiple felonies related to an alleged scheme to funnel four and otherwise illegal donations to various Republican publican candidates and campaigns including more than three hundred thousand dollars in allegedly illegal donation to the main super pacs. Supporting the president's reelection. Mr Parnell is under indictment. He says he would like to cooperate with the impeachment investigators. He says he would also like to cooperate. Operate with the federal prosecutors who have charged him in the southern district of New York but he is right now out on bond awaiting trial and I will just mention at the outset that I am cognizant of the fact that we are presenting the second part of this interview tonight rather than just diving right right into some of the other momentous and historic news of today including the start today of the Senate trial of President Trump today marks only the third third time in US history that an American president has faced an impeachment trial in the Senate and it was a solemn beginning today the administering of the oath to the chief the justice of the Supreme Court the administering the oath to all senators all of the senators individually signing their names to the oath one by one in alphabetical order. Solemn thing it's a sobering thing this is a big deal and it is worse worth you know. Massive headlines is that it's getting all over the country it is absolutely worth marking this day in history. It is also worth noting that the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office today today issued a ruling that it was illegal for president trump to withhold aid to Ukraine as part of this scheme that what he did there was against the law all for that to be arriving today that ruling from the Government Accountability Office on the day that the Senate impeachment trial starts and this is all a big deal but it's also becoming clear that what happens next in the impeachment of president trump in this senate trial may depend in part on the additional evidence and witnesses who are still coming forward as the Ukraine scheme is coming more fully to light and so onward. Here's part two all right. One of the main questions. A lot of different people have asked I myself. uh-huh have have asked and have wondered main question asked about Mr Parnassus decision to give this first. Public interview is why why he would speak out publicly while he's out on bond awaiting trial right. That is atypical behavior to say. The least for a federal criminal defendant particularly particularly one who has a sentient lawyer. I mean the common wisdom is that public remarks and remarks to the media could really only disadvantage a defendant in his or her dealings with federal prosecutors. Right if you speak out publicly if you speak to the media it's GonNa hurt your criminal case that is the common wisdom for all federal defendants and all kinds of criminal mental trials. So why Mr Parnasse doing well. In this case Mr says that he has a significant in fear of the Justice Department and specifically he has significant fear of attorney. General William Bar for him. That is not reason to be quiet. That is part of the reason why he's making his case now to the public. My understanding spending a longtime with Mr Parnasse. Doing this interview view is that he believes he's safer putting this stuff out in the public sphere. Then he is keeping his mouth shut while the Justice Department knows what he was involved in and they know what he knows and they have his fate in their hands. My only objective is there. Get the truth out. Because I'd never thought I did. I was doing anything wrong. I still you know I. I regret certain things that I did. Because like you know hurting passenger and you know 'cause that was not something uptick but it was part of. It's like when you're in a war. You think like casualties and stuff like that. It's it's it's bad to say but it was it was I keep saying it was like you know being being in the call I mean and when they say organized Kinda I don't think trump was like org. I think he's like a cult leader the braid now the scary part. And that's what I keep mentioning and people don't understand Stand there's there's a lot of Republicans that would go against him. The only reason if you take a look and you know very well because you've been following the difference between white trump is so a powerful now and he wasn't as powerful and sixteen and seventeen. He became the powerful when he got William Bar. People are scared and my scare. Yes because I think more scared of our Justice Department than of these criminals right now because the scariest part is getting locked than some room and get treated as an animal. When did nothing wrong or or when you're not you know and that's the tool? They're using I mean I mean just because they're trying to scare into not talking and doing what God's help with my my moyer next to me that I know we'll go back for me no matter what would the truth and I'm taking the chance. My wife is scared my kids in there. He says they're trying to scare me into not talking. King Mr Par is referencing. Something specific. Actually that I asked him about in more detail and different part of the interview that I'm GonNa show you just a moment But what Mr describes there as a sort of what he says is is a cultish environment him saying getting out of that cultish environment around the president resident now makes him regret some of his actions that thing that he saying about it being like a cult that he regrets his behavior there that applies as well to the central claim at the heart of the impeachment scandal. which was this concerted effort? That Mister Peres was involved in to accuse former vice president Joe Biden of wrongdoing doing and to get Ukraine to announce investigations of Vice President Biden in terms of the information. The allegations against Vice President Biden. Mr Shokhin mix allegations against Mr Biden. Mr Lukashenko also makes allegations against Mr Biden. Do you believe that those allegations were true. When we were dealing with? When I was in the middle of the thick of things I think I was kind of in? I keep saying it's like a cultish environment of being around president trump because like I've been in DC for two years. I've never left the trump hotel type of situation so I truly believed seeing in different information that was handed to us at that time. That Joe Biden was doing something illegal Not so much hunter Biden but more Joe Biden but after are analyzing all the evidence and sitting back and release. What's a call understanding what's going on? I don't think I don't think vice-president buying anything wrong. I think he he was protecting our country and getting rid of probably a crooked. The Attorney General and people use this to their advantage. A lot of rich people in Ukraine have their agenda and they use US here for their own political stuff so I think this is was a big one in terms of material that was handed over to intelligence on March Twenty Second Mr Lutsenko texts shoe in Russia and and there's a translation Asian that's provided by the committee. Says it's just that if you don't make a decision about Madam you are bringing into question all my allegations including about be. So when he says Madam is he talking about Besser investor group and when he says all allegations including about be about reach Mumbai Buy Yes okay. And it's very small or Biden. I guess it could be either. It was always buy them. Barista was just I mean nobody cares about Berea. S'mores Jeff Ski. It was The concern was biting them. Hunter by in that text message to you is Mr Sankoh saying in effect. Listen if you want me to make these despite allegations you're going to have to get rid of this ambassador. Absolutely was he threatening that. If you didn't get rid of the ambassador. He might withdraw his allegations. He actually drew. He withdrew within several times. He wanted ambassador IANOVICH ousted for his own career reasons. He had clashed with her in her anticorruption efforts. That head butted up against it's ten. Let's Cinco and Shokhin both had an interest in getting rid of US ambassador. Maria von Vich. And it's funny because they both don't like each other the Sean Can Hayslett go. And even though I used to be his underling but They say listen. It's it's a different environment over there in. Its unless you live unless you do business there unless you on the visit there and understand that Bribery and it's just a way of life. I mean regular people at the store do it. They'll bribe the butcher together. Better meet piece of meat and it's normal or get better seats at the concert. So it's like away of life over there so the way the structures up and that's why everybody's hoping Zilenski changes it but I don't know how much he could change with one. Says like there's already embedded Bennett. This was Where once you become in America? It's like you become a politician to serve your country not to make money because you can make money in Ukraine. It's the opposite view. Some of these people pay millions of dollars to get a seat as a politician so once they get there. So it's all about the money and it's all about about the power left Parnis a key fixer and figure in the effort to fit up Vice President Joe Biden with accusations of wrongdoing in Ukraine to force the government to announce investigations into Mr Biden to force out to the US ambassador. Marie Ivanovich who was in the way of that effort. Mr Mr Parnasse now apologizing to that. US Ambassador Ambassador Yvonna Vich we dot last night and as I just showed you Mr Parnasse also says he now now does not believe that Vice President Biden did anything wrong in Ukraine and that Vice Presidents Vice President Biden's actions there which Mr Parnasse helped try to turn into do a scandal in his words. Now he says Mr Biden's actions were taken to protect our country and get rid of a crooked attorney. General by confirming firming the nature of his own communications with that official he refers to as a crooked attorney general. Mr Partners also makes clear that the removal of ambassador avant was a demand from the key. Accusers that he and Mr Giuliani and the president and others have been using to make this this false case against Biden the accusers including boatload Cinco Shokhin Wanted Ivanovich Gone Looks Sankoh explicitly demanded to pardon us that the ambassador be removed or his allegations against Biden might be a risk shokhin and Lutsenko wanted Ambassador Ivanovich removed and left parties telling because they were corrupt and she was a force against corruption in Ukraine. And they wanted her out of their way to think about the collateral damage that was caused not only in our own country but around the world and in Ukraine by this scheme to aid the president's reelection effort McAfee pretty clear sense sense of what that might be in Ukraine when it comes to anti-corruption president trump alleged personal role in trying to remove ambassador. IANOVICH before she was ultimately recalled old. We're going to have more on that coming up this hour as well but we started four we get to that. There's there's one other piece of this that I want to foreground here. That isn't specifically weekly about President Trump. It's about another senior. Member of the trump administration who love says stepped in to play a role in the Ukraine scheme at a very key moment the new president of Ukraine elected on this anti-corruption platform right engaged in ongoing war with Russia he's inaugurated in May as the new leader of Ukraine. Heat somewhat desperately needs a show of support strong show of support from the United States government. That's key to the US. Ah the Ukraine in terms of its fight with Russia among other things on the eve of Zelenskaja's inauguration Mr Parthenis told me and the portion of the interview. We played yesterday okay that he was directed by Rudy Giuliani with spoken to president trump about it. He was directed to really turn up the pressure on Ukraine to demand to the Ukrainian government. That's unless they announced Abidin investigation the Ukrainian government would lose not only all US military aid lose all the US aid and vice. President Pence would not come to the inauguration of the new president. Vice President Pence has plans to attend the inauguration. At that point were in full swing..

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MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

11:28 min | 1 year ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Us. Just got a response from house speaker. Nancy Pelosi to this action shen tonight by the trump administration the US Department of Defense saying that it was a US military strike that killed the leader of the coulds force in Iraq. Customs Sumani Pelosi statement not only response to that announcement from the trump administration. It also answers a key question that a lot of us have been trying to report on tonight right which is a question of whether or not the. US Congress was notified ahead of this strike given its import cases like this. You might or might not expect the entire Congress to know that something like this was going to happen in advance but you would into normal circumstances. Expect the so-called gang avait to be notified. That's the top leadership of the House and the Senate and the intelligence committees. You'd expect notification there. Nancy Pelosi making clear in the statement. Tonight that hasn't happened. Quote American leaders highest priority is to protect American lives and interests but we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers diplomats and others further at risk by engaging and provocative and disproportionate. Actions Tonight's airstrike. Risks Provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America in the world cannot afford to have tensions escalate. To the the point of no return the administration has conducted tonight strikes in Iraq targeting high level Romanian military officials and killing Iranian coulds force commander Customs Sulejmani without an authorization for use of military force against Iran further. This action was taken without the consultation of Congress that answering a question that many of us had tonight. Pelosi concludes quote the full. Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the administration including the significant thicken esscalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region again after there were demonstrations and an attack and some fire set at the. US Embassy complex in Baghdad earlier this week the US military announced that one hundred Marines one hundred additional marines would be sent to the Baghdad embassy complex to protect it and that seven hundred. I'm fifty troops. From the eighty second airborne would be sent to Kuwait to nearby Kuwait essentially to function as a rapid reaction force in case they were needed in in Iraq Speaker Pelosi noting that the administration made these strikes against Iranian military officials without authorization from Congress is a confirmation of something. The thing we figured was true her saying that Congress was not notified. Presumably means that includes the gang of Eight. which would include herself? That would be a departure from past practice. Joining us now is treated policy is the executive vice. President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible. Statecraft treat is a founder of the National Iranian American Council all. He's written several books on America's relationship with Iran. His latest is losing an enemy Obama Iran and the triumph of diplomacy Mr Parsley. Thank you so much for being with US tonight. I appreciate making time driving. Let me just ask you an open question about your reaction to this news tonight. I know you've been following this news. Says we have as it's come in. Well it's somewhat similar to some of your previous guests in the sense that it's really difficult not to see this. As an act of awards is really difficult not to see how this will escalate further. It's really difficult to see how the US government has any idea of of how it will be able to prevent that escalation. The Pentagon statement said. This was aimed at deterring further attacks but so was the previous US attack and the previous ones before that in each and every case we have seen that these measures actually have led to further escalation. Rather within the Esscalation I don't think the. US government expected that the attack on the Iraqi militia that killed fifty would lead to the attack on the embassy yet. It did and now we have this attack against disaster nation of what your previous guests said was the number two person in Iran. What escalation does the? US government expect it. Come from this. What preparation do they have? And what are they actually doing to be able to deescalate it to ensure that it doesn't lead to something as big as a full-scale scale war as it very well may do so. There's a lot of question marks as to whether the trump administration has thought through. It has nothing to do whether Soleil money he is a good guy or a bad guy or anything like that. It has to do what happens next. And that's the part. I'm most worried about that. I don't think the US government is truly ready for it if this was an active war if we should see ourselves as in a state of war as we heard from Brett mcgurk moments ago which you just referenced What do you think Americans should expect about what a war between Iran and the United States is like what will Iran consider among its range range of possibilities in terms of how to respond next what they will consider to be proportionate or whether they will in fact seek a disproportionate response as revenge judge? I think we'll sit earlier is probably quite correct that I don't think the Iranians are like GonNa Russia's I think they're going to be consulting with the Russians and the Chinese to try to gauge their reaction to what a response Iran may be considering. I think they will likely do something that will surprise us in the sense John Stott. I was part of those who are trying to figure out what the Iranians are going to do towards In reaction to the trump administration trying to push down their oil exports to zero zero. I did not expect that type of attack on Saudi facilities that have been attributed to Iran by the US government. So I think they may very very well surprise. But I think if this leads to a full-scale war I think the calculation on the Iranian side is going to be that their ability to be able to it. Come out of that. War is inflict as much damage as possible on the United States in a short period of time in order to break the American will and if you have vist Aarp which award is taking place did not get approval from Congress may end up not being particularly popular with the American public than that strategy may have some the prospect of success but it would mean that a lot of people are going to die on both sides and that's not something that has happened to the US. Since the Vietnam War. Because I I think we're talking about casualty levels much beyond we've seen in Iraq and Afghanistan you would see. US FORCES ABROAD FORCES IN IRAQ US forces in Afghanistan as the initial targets for those kinds of attacks or do you think that Iran's reach and their ambitions in that kind of a worst case scenario would extend geographically further even to the US is homeland. I've not seen any evidence that they have the capacity to do so but I'm not privy to the intelligence that would be able to assess as to whether they do or not art from the US side. But I do wonder if that would be a step to the Ranas would be cautious about because if they were to do anything on. US soil then. I think they would change. The nature of this conflict from one in which a lot of Americans would start seeing this as a defensive war and that's a completely different ballgame. I think that would be a step. That they probably recognize would backfire on them if they did but at the same time. I don't think they had the expectation that Sulejmani would would be assassinated i. I'm sure that they knew that he was a target. But I'm sure they also understood on numerous occasions. The probably did have the capacity to assassinate. SONATE him chose not to do so precisely because the US didn't want to escalate and they didn't expect that now. The trump administration actually did want escalate. Thanks Dr Treated the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute author of losing an Enemy Obama Iran and the triumph of diplomacy Dr Parsley. Thank you so much for being with US tonight. I really appreciate it. Thank you all right ahead. Some more new reporting on on what the US military is doing tonight now that they have confirmed this strike. Live report there when we come back. Stay with us since the news first broke tonight on Iraqi television of all places that Iran's uh-huh top military commander had been killed in Baghdad a household name in Iran the leader of Iran's militia and covert operations around the world. Since that news first broke tonight we have been counting on Cordy Kuby National Security Pentagon correspondent for NBC News for Leading Edge reporting as this continues to develop particularly now that the Defense Department has has put out a statement acknowledging responsibility for this strike. Courtney thanks for being with us. I know it's been a very very busy night. It has what's the latest in terms of the US military response. We've certainly heard the Defense Department statement claiming responsibility for this. Do we know anything else about how the military is potentially Ashley preparing for retaliation. So they're obviously shoring up their installations and locations all over the region but specifically in Baghdad. What they're doing right now is looking at the possible threat streams so what specific threats there are two? US military and diplomats to Americans in Iraq and in the region. And also. Don't don't forget there's a over six hundred Americans in Syria right now. It's a much smaller footprint than what the US had there not only several months ago. So they're looking at any potential Henschel vulnerabilities and how they could potentially shore them you mentioned earlier in the show that the US sent these roughly seven hundred soldiers from the eighty second airborne. These are the quick quick response to the Global Response Force soldiers to Kuwait to be there and ready. Should they need them. It wouldn't be surprising. If we see additional deployments to the region for for additional quick reaction and Response Forces. Should they be needed but right now in Baghdad. They're looking at what. The potential vulnerabilities are for us. Troops and diplomats Matt's in the country and trying to figure out how they can address them immediately and coordinate. Is there any sign that the US obviously this is a US military action and so the US military. We knew they were going to do it. Even if Congress didn't and the the other side didn't is there any indication that that the US military took steps to harden targets forgets to up our force protection levels or to pre position assets in advance of this strike anticipating that there would be a quick need to take care of US forces around the region in response to the killing. So that's actually some this exact question that I've been asking since we got all this confirmed tonight because it hasn't made sense to me why they sent the the battalion of the eighty second airborne to Kuwait in the first place after Benghazi you'll remember that the US military established what the Marines call a special a special purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Special Purpose Mag Taff specifically for what the what we saw happening in Baghdad. where an embassy was this was under threat? It's called crisis response. And you know after Benghazi. They have these marines that are stationed throughout the region in in Europe mainly Finley. That are quick reaction if there is an embassy threat it made sense to send the MAG taff guys in the one hundred marines for the embassy. But why did they send the seven hundred hundred additional and I've been asking that question all over was it because they knew this was coming the US military the circle of people who knew that these strikes were coming against Gaza Solo on Lien..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"And Josh though, the reporter, and I went up to us and in New York, and basically just introduced ourselves to them one day talked about our backgrounds. What we did what it would mean to go public in the paper kind of the risk. They would take maybe the rewards that would be there for them. And then we said, look we're going to go back to New York. And wait you call us when you've had time to think about this. If you really wanna do it thinking, maybe a few of them would want to take the risk to go on the record. They called we came back, and they were fourteen people in the room of which six wanted to go on the record. So they they thought about this and decided this was the best course it put a lot of faith in us in terms of the the Trump organization doing this. About-face here. The clear ellegation here is that there was never any attention to the the the fraudulent documents that were the basis of these people being hired in the first place, and the Trump administration Trump organization just now has started to care about those things. Well, if you look at the audit that they perform that caused them to fire. These folks they looked at the documents the documents they looked at had been on filed for since they were hired. This is two thousand fifteen dozen ten since two thousand in one case they they've been sitting there this whole time and they've been fraudulent the whole time. And so why haven't they been found before we ask Trump org badly? Did you ever do an audit like this before? But didn't get an answer. One. Interesting part of this is the verify system, right? That's something that you if you're an employer you can enroll in that. It's a federal government program that lets you instantly. Check your employees to see whether they're here in the country legally that sort of easiest next step. You can take Trump org never enrolled. This course in e-verify didn't enroll most of its courses, and you verify. So they didn't even take that step along the way. Have there been any credible allegations that part of the hiring process for these folks may have been actually using other people affiliated with the Trump organization in order to obtain these fraudulent documents in the first place. Well, the one person we talked to who sort of described having an interaction with the Trump or in which they said, basically, get better. Documents get better fake documents. One guy says he bought some documents in queens. He presented them when he got hired him. They said, look we want to hire you. But this is a bad fake, go get a better fake. He gets another one brings it back. They say no, this one's still was real enough. Go get another one on his third trip. He came back. And they said, okay, that's good enough. So that doesn't sort of speak to an organization that cares. A lot about whether you really legal illegal just speaks organizations. Just cares about going through the motions David Farren halt reporter for the Washington Post. It's good to see you on the story. Thanks. All right. We'll be right back. Stay with us. One last thing before we go tonight. I just want to go back to one thing. We heard from our earlier guests, Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal. I asked him Blumenthal question tonight here on the air. And I think he made made some news in his answer. I asked him about people facing criminal charges for lying to congress. That's wanna play you back what he said just moments ago. Because behind closed doors there arose in my mind, very clearly questions serious issues concerning their truthfulness. And that issue pertain particularly to Donald Trump junior in a number of his contentions before our committee. So I think this common thread of lying to congress and particularly to congressional committees may ensnare a number of other potential targets in this special counsel's investigation, and we have seen Michael Cohen. And now Roger stone both charged with lying to congress Senator Blumenthal on our air tonight saying he believes the same may also same fate may also await the president's son, Donald Trump junior. Just wanna make sure we underscored that. And you knew that that happened here on our air tonight. We will be back again tomorrow the legal Madame show. We did nine Mr. on MSNBC. Thanks for listening to the Rachel Maddow show podcast. You can listen to MSNBC twenty four hours a day seven days a week on tune in..

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04:20 min | 2 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Today, the democratic chairs of the intelligence committee and the financial services committee, congressman, Adam Schiff and congresswoman Maxine Waters announced that they're committees will pursue a joint investigation into Deutsche Bank and its involvement in Russian money laundering and its financial relationships with the president and his businesses Deutsche Bank today confirmed they've received an enquiry from those committees on their ties to President Donald Trump. The Bank had previously received inquiries from Democrats on the on the financial services committee when they were in the minority, but Republicans had refused to issue subpoenas. And the Bank decided they didn't need to respond now. Of course, the Democrats are in charge, and they can issue their own subpoenas. If need be joining us now is congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin who has focused on this for a long time. She actually brought this to our attention late last year is something we should have a heads up on in terms of congressional responsibilities here congressman more thank you so much for being here excited to be here. Rachel. Finally, try to get some answers. Well, tell me why this is something you've been so interested in what you think needs investigating here. Well, let me tell you low q Mexcian waters is been on this since March of twenty seventeen and we could see the Dwight Bank in just foul the money and don't Eubank was was involved in this. Your setup was really beautiful when you described the unusual lending activity of Deutsche Bank. But it came full circle for me this week win, the Russian oligarch dare pasta and the treasury department lifted sanctions. Relieved him of sanctions and the the money that. Is going to go right back into the laundromat this V TB Bank, which is connected to do it. You Bank is where the proceeds from this oligarch. We'll go and so I'm going to try to hurry up. Rachel's? I realized that you're short on time. I just wanted to get right to the point. We see it's gone, full circle. Donald Trump, Jared, Kushner, all of them have benefited from loans from Bank and this week, this Russian oligarch has been relieved given sanction relief, and those proceeds will go right back to the which is associated with it you Bank. And of course, is said to have been the the Bank that was lined up to be the financing organization for the Trump Tower Moscow project, which is eggs ended up in part. Let me just ask you. I'm I'm reading a lot today into the fact that the financial services committee congresswoman, Maxine Waters committee. And the intelligence committee that one which is now run by Adam Schiff, I'm reading a lot into the fact that they've decided to do this as a joint operation that they don't see this as just a banking concern or just an intelligence concern. I see this as they're looking for the nexus here. Do you think that's fair for me to read it that way that is that is very fair because they're very clearly is a nexus when you think about it think about Paul Manafort what we know about about him. He was very very dead it to this Russian oligarch der POSCO very indebted to him. And he in fact, is is connected to the which again is one of these sort of boutique banks that process do at your Bank funding. So when you think about Paul Manafort and the whole question of whether or not there was collusion with the Russians to deliver the White House down. Trump, and you think about the indebtedness of Donald Trump to Russian oligarchs, the did it miss of Paul Manafort and the involvement of these banks. It's the kind of thing that makes you go. Congresswoman Glenmore of the great state of Wisconsin. Thank you for contacting us late last year. When these things came together to say watch for congressional oversight on this. It was really it. Really activated some work on our part, and it helped us get our heads around it. But thank you talking to us about it. And is Rachel Maddow would say watch this space. We'll be right back. That's going to do it for us.

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"She has changed a great deal on policy in the decade since she was a card carrying member of the blue dog Democrats from an upstate conservative district after she was first appointed to the Senate in two thousand nine to fill Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when Hillary Clinton went on to become secretary of state Senator Gillaibrand very quickly became not a blue dog upstate New Yorker anymore. She quickly became a progressive hero. She became the driving force for example behind efforts in the Senate to repeal. Don't ask don't tell. She became a very outspoken advocate for women. Sitting with victims of sexual assault in the military with an approach that caused friction with some conservatives even in her own party. She was the first member of her caucus to call for her colleague Senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from the Senate over multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him, and again that caused friction with some members of her own party Senator gillibrand political journey has taken unexpected turns over the past ten years. She has been on her own party's, right? She has been on her own party's left right now. She is running for president. She's running for president as the Senator who has voted against President Trump and the Trump agenda more than any other Senator in the United States Senate. Why is she running? Why is she running in this field? How does she distinguish yourself in this field? And what's it like to have her here on the Rachel Maddow show? Joining us now for the interview Senator Kirsten gillibrand of New York. Thank you so much for coming in Senator. My pleasure thinking, we're having congratulations on your announcement. And thank you for not beating around the Bush and being like, I'm thinking about considering talking to my family about it. You're just flat out saying I'm running. Yes. Tell me about. Tell me about that transformation that I was just describing there. I think a lot of people watching the show tonight. Certainly know your name certainly know some stuff about you. But there has been in Evelyn in the perceived sort of place yours perceived place on the number line and democratic politics. Tell me about that change so ten years ago when I became Senator of New York state, I recognized I didn't know everything about the whole state and one of the first things I did is they traveled to Brooklyn, and I met with a family who had just lost their daughter. A teenage girl who was shot with a stray bullet. And when I met Nashes parents and her classmates and realize the pain and suffering that they were going through. I just knew I was wrong. And I knew I had to do something to make sure that young beautiful girl did not die in vain. So I met with the leaders of various. Gun reform movements and vice state a lot of moms with lost their children and experts and wrote a Bill to end gun trafficking because in New York state, one of our biggest problems is ninety percent of the weapons used in crimes from out of state. And so I wrote that and now I've been a leader on these issues making sure we have universal background checks making sure we can ban assault rifles and large magazines, making sure that we could make sure people who shouldn't have weapons never get access to them. And so with universal background checks. And so I just knew I had to do more. And I had to be a strong voice for that family and all the families who suffer from God violence around my state and now the country ask you about immigration as well. I was struck. You are asked about some of these same dynamic some of these same changes over the course of your career in an interview with sixty minutes not long ago. And you centrally said that you were embarrassed about your previous position on immigration. Tell me about that. Well, I don't think it was. Driven from my heart. I was callous to the suffering of families who want to be with their loved ones people who want to be reunited with their families. And I recognize as we all do that, immigration and diversity is our strength is a country. It's always driven our economy. It's the American story. And so looking back, I just I really regretted that I didn't look beyond my district and talk about why this is an important part of the United States story..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"She has changed a great deal on policy in the decade since she was a card carrying member of the blue dog Democrats from an upstate conservative district after she was first appointed to the Senate in two thousand nine to fill Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when Hillary Clinton went on to become secretary of state Senator Gillaibrand very quickly became not a blue dog upstate New Yorker anymore. She quickly became a progressive hero. She became the driving force for example behind efforts in the Senate to repeal. Don't ask don't tell. She became a very outspoken advocate for women. Sitting with victims of sexual assault in the military with an approach that caused friction with some conservatives even in her own party. She was the first member of her caucus to call for her colleague Senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from the Senate over multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him, and again that caused friction with some members of her own party Senator gillibrand political journey has taken unexpected turns over the past ten years. She has been on her own party's, right? She has been on her own party's left right now. She is running for president. She's running for president as the Senator who has voted against President Trump and the Trump agenda more than any other Senator in the United States Senate. Why is she running? Why is she running in this field? How does she distinguish yourself in this field? And what's it like to have her here on the Rachel Maddow show? Joining us now for the interview Senator Kirsten gillibrand of New York. Thank you so much for coming in Senator. My pleasure thinking, we're having congratulations on your announcement. And thank you for not beating around the Bush and being like, I'm thinking about considering talking to my family about it. You're just flat out saying I'm running. Yes. Tell me about. Tell me about that transformation that I was just describing there. I think a lot of people watching the show tonight. Certainly know your name certainly know some stuff about you. But there has been in Evelyn in the perceived sort of place yours perceived place on the number line and democratic politics. Tell me about that change so ten years ago when I became Senator of New York state, I recognized I didn't know everything about the whole state and one of the first things I did is they traveled to Brooklyn, and I met with a family who had just lost their daughter. A teenage girl who was shot with a stray bullet. And when I met Nashes parents and her classmates and realize the pain and suffering that they were going through. I just knew I was wrong. And I knew I had to do something to make sure that young beautiful girl did not die in vain. So I met with the leaders of various. Gun reform movements and vice state a lot of moms with lost their children and experts and wrote a Bill to end gun trafficking because in New York state, one of our biggest problems is ninety percent of the weapons used in crimes from out of state. And so I wrote that and now I've been a leader on these issues making sure we have universal background checks making sure we can ban assault rifles and large magazines, making sure that we could make sure people who shouldn't have weapons never get access to them. And so with universal background checks. And so I just knew I had to do more. And I had to be a strong voice for that family and all the families who suffer from God violence around my state and now the country ask you about immigration as well. I was struck. You are asked about some of these same dynamic some of these same changes over the course of your career in an interview with sixty minutes not long ago. And you centrally said that you were embarrassed about your previous position on immigration. Tell me about that. Well, I don't think it was. Driven from my heart. I was callous to the suffering of families who want to be with their loved ones people who want to be reunited with their families. And I recognize as we all do that, immigration and diversity is our strength is a country. It's always driven our economy. It's the American story. And so looking back, I just I really regretted that I didn't look beyond my district and talk about why this is an important part of the United States story..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"At least wait until we have clarity on him, given that sort of I guess, the the sort of humility of that argument. I'm wondering if some Republicans might actually feel comfortable crossing over on this. Do you have any sense of what's going to happen with the vote? I mean, certainly there Republicans have been asked about this rank and file Republicans in the Senate. We haven't gotten a lot of visibility into how they'll come down on this. The majority leader Mitch McConnell has been mostly silent on this. But as you pointed out in your setup there. This was something this Bill that set up this vote cats it was called. It was a Russia sanctioned specific Bill or is dealt with Russia's sanctions in particular. But also others sanctions against other sort of malign actors sit up the potential for the minority in the Senate to bring this up and that Bill had overwhelming support from Republican. So it's tough to see how they wouldn't have to do some real significant intellectual gymnastics to get to the place where they'd feel comfortable allowing these sanctions. Be lifted. Certainly that's argument that Democrats are making their saying that if you vote against the against a move to block these sanctions, you're essentially voting for Vladimir Putin Ken Vogel reporter for the New York Times. I honestly have no idea. How that vote is going to go tomorrow. I was surprised to read the fine print and realize that Democrats could could force it. But that's going to be a fascinating to say. Thanks for your time. Tonight. Ken much. Thank you. Rachel. All right. We'll be right back. Stay with us. Last week Republican congressman Steve king of Iowa wondered aloud to the New York Times, what's so wrong with the words, white nationalist and white supremacist ended. Those becomes such a bad thing. That sort of thing is kind of par for the course for Steve king. He has been saying stuff like this forever. What's new here in our time? Is that Steve king may actually face some consequences for this latest iteration of his longtime publicly-held philosophy the democratic controlled house. Tomorrow is expected to vote on a resolution that's been put forward by the majority whip James Clyburn. It's a resolution expressing disapproval of Steve king for these remarks. It's not the same thing as him being formally censured, but it is a resolution expressing disapproval in him. The amazing thing is that it's not just Democrats house. Republican leaders have announced tonight that Steve king has been kicked off of all the committees. He sat on or might have expected to sit on in this congress. They're doing committee assignments. Now, the committees are not totally fleshed out in the house. But Steve king will get zero committee assignments congressman king called that move by his own party, quote, a political decision. That ignores the truth whether or not it is a political decision. It's the kind of political decision. They were never willing to engage in before. All the other times, he said stuff like this. But it seems like something's changed. That does I night. We'll see again tomorrow on the weight you'll meadow show weeknights at nine minutes during on MSNBC. Thanks for listening to Rachel maddow's show podcast. You can listen to MSNBC twenty four hours a day seven days a week on tune in..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"This is about a case that remains shrouded in secrecy, but the supreme court today declined to intervene on behalf of an unknown corporation that's owned by an unknown foreign country. That's been fighting a subpoena that we believe is from the special counsel's office in a very short order today from the supreme court, and they long and fascinating order from the court of appeals. We learned today almost nothing about the identity of this corporation or which country owns this corporation, but we do know as of today that at the highest levels of the us judiciary that foreign country and that foreign corporation. They're getting no help in their efforts to resist a subpoena about something that pertains to the special counsel's investigation. So. This is today. Right. Manafort was maybe working on dropping Russian sanctions possibly along with the Trump Tower Moscow guys Manafort was giving polling data internal polling data from the campaign to a guy in Russian intelligence who he was then asking to pass it onto a Russian oligarch close to Putin, the Russian lawyer from the Trump Tower meeting has been criminally indicted in the United States for lying about the fact that she represents the Russian government. The Democrats just took over the house of representatives are getting up on their hind legs and trying to stop the Trump administration from dropping sanctions on companies owned by the pro-putin oligarch that Trump's campaign chair was trying to pay back during the camp Trump campaign somehow, and to whom Manafort was apparently funneling internal polling data from the campaign, and the supreme court is not going to help country. A and they're unknown corporation, which is trying to resist the reach of US law enforcement in the guise of the Mueller special counsel investigation. And now that corporation is. In contempt of court and being charged fifty thousand dollars a day until they comply with Muller subpoena. Other than that not much happened today, though. Wonder what tomorrow is going to be like that? Does it for us tonight? We will see you again tomorrow. The show weeknights at nine months during on MSNBC. Thanks for listening to the Rachel Maddow show podcast. You can listen to MSNBC twenty four hours a day seven days a week on tune in..

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"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"rachel maddow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"I mean, this is the definition of the swamp and in a normal White House, you'd have a chief of staff you'd have a president who had set high standards to ensure that this kind of misconduct doesn't happen is is there an oversight mechanism within the way that white houses are structured that should address problems like this. I mean, I know there's a lot of things you can't do at the White House that you could do with a government agency. Like, you can't foil the White House, for example, in the same way. But is there some sort of mechanism in place that's supposed to handle this? Oh, absolutely. Look. Here's the thing when you work in the White House, you have an enormous amount of power when you pick up the phone and call an agency and you say jump they jump. And that's the reason why you make sure they're good people at. White House who don't abuse that authority, and that you put processes in place to be a check on them. So in this instance, you wouldn't have a deputy chief of staff asking for a legislative fix that would go through the legislative affairs office. You wouldn't have that person saying, hey, I'm going to go sit into office and not do anything that would have to be clear through the chief of staff through the president. And finally if there were any question about the legality or the optics of something it would be cleared by the White House counsel's office, and in this case going through also the general counsel's office at DHS. But what we've learned over the last two years that this is a White House that doesn't care about process or legality or optics. And this is what we have giving us some places to start there though. In terms of the White House counsel's office general counsel's office at the it does seem at least from that comment. We got from congressman to zero tonight that there may be some congressional oversight interest here. Even if the White House does not care Chris Liu former White House cabinet secretary for President Obama now senior fellow at the university of Virginia. Miller center. Chris thank you so much much break you all right. We'll be right back. Stay with us. Here's a nineteen sixty two yearbook entry from Trinity College in Washington. DC Nancy Patricia della Sandro a senior with the yearbook quote solemn. She is rarely seen yet. Thoughts and deep are there. That woman who is now very much seen, and is definitely full of thoughts. She's now speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi she returns tonight to her al-matar to trinity for a town hall interview with the great and good joy Reid. The speaker with Nancy Pelosi and joy Reid starts right now. I have a great night. Madam show, weeknights at nine eastern on MSNBC. Thanks for listening to the Rachel maddow's show podcast. You can listen to MSNBC twenty four hours a day seven days a week on tune in..

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