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"msnbc live." i'm kristen welker live in washington. tamron hall picks up our coverage right now. hey, tamron. former republican congressman reimike rogers is o. this as sources tell nbc trump's transition team is purging people close to governor chris christie and just finished the news conference abroad since the election and said he does not feel responsible for what donald trump says or does as president. plus, security officials try to ease minds after isis maakesa threat to new york city's thanksgiving day parade and wh officials say this morning. a verdict in the case of the father charged with leaving his child in a hot car to die. new reaction in the guilty
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verdict. i'm coming the you live. a shake-up this morning in the donald trump transition team. nbc news confirms as mentioned, mike rogers who's been terminated. we wait for mike pence to arrive with meetings with the president elect. they're expected to review candidates for top administration jobs. that as a member of the trump transition team tells nbc news both former new york city mayor rudy giuliani and former u.n. ambassador john bolton will definitely have top jobs. giuliani weighed in on the possibilities at a "wall street journal" dinner in washington last night. >> first of all, i won't be attorney general. >> "wall street journal" reported that the choice for secretary of satate is down to
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giuliani and john bolton. we don't have that here tonight so i'll ask you to ask questions. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me. i don't know. >> on the today show miranda warning, kelly ann did not confirm. >> is rudy giuliani going to be secretary of state? >> he could be. he certainly is a very close advisor of president elect trump. mayor has an enormous skill set. would be an excellent member of the cabinet and that's where i'll leave it. >> covering the trump campaign trt beginning, katy tur in the studios. let's start off with this developing news. mike rogers in and the report this is a purge of people close to chris christie. and put father in jail while he
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was a prosecutor in michael jackson. so the bad blood has remained even though chris christie helped throughout the campaign but i can say about chris christie even though he was heading the transition, even though he was nominally involved in a lot of things and debate prep and the 2005 apology for that audio tape, he has been strikingly less apparent on the campaign trail since he did not get the vp role. heading the transition team a couple of days ago redulsced to smaller role but talk of this purge of everybody he hired who was loyal to him. we find out if he's preparing to have a role in this administration. that's unclear at the moment. to say he's absolutely going away, we just can't confirm that at the moment. i can tell you, in talking to intelligence sources, those
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extraordinarily wary of a trump and came out vocally against it and they said they were very comforted to know that mike rogers could be head of the cia and surrounding himself with people who know what they're doing, taking mike rogers out of the mix does not send a good message to those folks. who is donald trump considering? all open questions. it's all very unclear. what we know is that rudy giuliani and john bolton seem to be actively jockeying for secretary of state very publicly, as you saw there with rudy giuliani talking to the "wall street journal." it's unclear who's going to end up victorious in that battle but we can say that loyalty seems to be the number one priority in the trump administration right now. who is loyal to him throughout this campaign and who wasn't? if you worry, you'll get what you want. and sent out a tweet. hopefully we can get it on the
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screen. state department employee and after exchange with trump transition team, changed my recommendation. stay away. they're angry, arrogant, screaming "you lost." will be ugly. that's what i hear behind the scenes as well. if you were not with donald trump throughout the campaign and came out against him, you're not getting a welcoming reaction from them right now. it's unclear who they'll be able to surround themselves because so many well respected officials did come out against trump. >> this morning, joe scarborough made the point at least from his assessment, rudy giuliani was not always with donald trump and seemed in some ways shocked that giuliani would say i don't want to be attorney general but secretary of state, something he does not have background or experience in and john bolton seems to be, again, according to joe, a donor favorite but this was a person who supported the
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the iraq war. goes against a lot of trfrp's policy. who's pushing these names? >> each of them push their own names. rudy giuliani had been looking at attorney general according to my sources but it seems like he can have his pick of the litter because i know that joe was saying he hasn't been so loyal to donald trump but truly been one of his most loyal and visible aides on the campaign trail. he opened for donald trump at multiple campaign rallies an always on the air trying to defend him. sometimes, he did it better than other times but he would certainly be someone very much on team trump. john bolton not necessarily quite the same way and he goes against a lot of donald trump's policies but does have the experience. he would also be pretty difficult to get pass for congressional approval back when he appointed the u.n. ambassador, he did it as a recess appointment and believe it will be easier now a decade
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later. but they do still believe it would be an issue putting his name in front of congress. >> as this is all happening, the president-elect is back on twitter sending out this tweet. if the election were based on total popular vote, i would have campaigned in ny, florida, and california and won even bigger an more easily. if the victory doesn't seem enough in this tweet while this transition issue continues. >> that's donald trump. >> all right, katy tur, thank you very much. we're watching developments on the capitol hill this morning as republican congressional leaders meet and get ready for leadership elections. nbc's kasie hunt joining us live from capitol hill. house gop leaders held their news conference. i watched you all day and yesterday. remark on republicans who are being asked about steve bannon and the pivot from that question. zwlr right, tamr
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>> reporter: so this hallway is empty right now but before, it was filled with members of the republican congress walking through here some wearing the make america great again hats. one said he doesn't wear hats inside but will be wearing it once he walks outside of the building and i tell you that just to say that they are trying to make a very specific push to show that this conference is unified and that republicans want to get behind donald trump and his agenda. and that has included largely dodging questions about steve bannon and the things that bannon has had to say. things that have been published on breitbart, the web site he used to run and included paul ryan in the news conference that got several questions about steve bannon saying simply that he wants to look forward and not to the past. of course, he didn't go out of his way to defend steve bannon either. he mentioned reince priebus who, of course, has, somebody has
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close ties to a lot of the republicans here on capitol hill. ryan also said he has trump himself many times a day and plans to work hand in hand with trump and i think one of the challenges is going to be and i pressed ryan on this a little bit. he and others who are up here on capitol hill have really made their names focusing on conservative ideas talking about curtailing entitlement programs to save them in the long-term and talking about cutting the debt and deficits and those conversations have changed completely with donald trump being in charge now. donald trump ran on populist messaging but i think is quite at odds with what many of the republicans here on capitol hill have been pushing so i think the big question going forward is going to be do those things line up and does this conference stay as they appear to try to be
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today unified behind donald trump? one member of congress told me that the mood in the room today was solid behind trump but not euphoric. people are still kind of wrapping their heads around what's happened here. tamron? >> kasie hunt, thank you very much. some house democrats forced a delay in the vote for their leadership. a motion was made behind closed doors to put off the election which minority leader nancy pelosi scheduled for thursday. kelly o'donnell joins me now from capitol hill where she's tracking what's happened there. what can you tell us about this decision? >> reporter: as republicans try to project unity as we just heard, democrats try to find some and it's a much bigger struggle for them. there's a lot of discontent among democrats about trying to do the autopsy about what went wrong and why they were not more successful in these elections and part of that is, are they responding to what the voters are telling them? and part of the way that is reflected is the team they choose to lead them in the next
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congress. what we see happening behind closed doors, some of this is the expected post-election sort of tension. they come back to washington. they have a meeting privately and they're trying to hash it out. for nancy pelosi, who's been a long time leader both as the democratic leader and as speaker when they were in the majority, she has had a tight control over her caucus and there is real discontent. so instead of having a planned vote on new leadership this week, they'll do that on november 30th. of course, gives them time to try to make their case and aides to pelosi said she had always intended it to be on the 30th. so there's a bit of a push and pull where there are members to say there has to be a greater response from the election to have a shake-up and pelosi trying to keep control and also to calm members and get that there are changes theeding to be made and messaging changes, so
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forth. on the senate side, pressure for chuck schumer who will succeed harry reid as the leader of the senate democrats and pressure put on him senator warren has been offering consult to the democratic leadership but didn't have a named position in leadership. so there are pressures coming from the left of the democratic party to try to hold their leaders accountable and to have greater representation of those voices in the leadership teams going forward. >> we have the video of the sit-in at the office. a group of millennials as described who want schumer to withdr withdraw. we know that hillary clinton will appear at an event, i believe, kelly, tomorrow. president obama saying that you have to lose, you deal with the loss, give yourself a week or two and build up.
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how would you describe though, the energy of the democrats on capitol hill? is it, let's see what the autopsy says? is it still a defeatist attitude? what are you seeing and hearing? >> reporter: i think there's a sense that there were voices that needed greater representation and i don't think there was any real threat to chuck schumer as the next leader. he's done a lot of the work behind the scenes in building the relationships with fellow senators and the real question will be, does a bernie sanders or elizabeth warren have a bigger place at the table. i think that there is clearly a setback because democrats had hoped they had win control of the senate. a much longer shot on the house side but still, there is this sense of wanting to be responsive to that part of their party and how do they do that? so i think it would be highly unlikely for schumer to not be chosen, but there will be pressure on him to be more reflective of some of the more energized parts of the party that felt they were sort of shut
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out by the organization of the democratic party. >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. breaking news, we are waiting for vice president-elect mike pence to arrive at trump tower in new york city. he will meet with president-elect trump to talk about the transition efforts and potentially, of course, get more information on the big change involving mike rogers and right now, president obama is on his final trip abroad while in office on the world stage. the the president saying unity will win the day in the long-term. more of what the president said. we have a live report coming to you from greece and the latest from facebook and google on how fake news stories may have impacted the election. the big policy changes both have announced. we'll be right back.
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more breaking news to report to you. president obama just held a news conference with the greek prime minister on his last foreign trip as commander in chief, a trip that will also include stops in germany and peru. in athens, the president assured european allies that key policies and agreements like that i t nato will stay in contact and will do everything to ensure a peaceful transfer of power to donald trump despite policy differences. >> i still don't feel responsible for what the president-elect says or does. but i do feel a responsibility as president of the united states to make sure that i facilitate a good transition and i present to him as well as the american people my best thinking, my best ideas about how you move the country forward. so pledge to work with him on those things that i think will advance the causes of security
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and prosperity and justice and inclusiveness in america. >> that's the president responding to our own chris jansing. she's in athens right now. so chris, it seems, again, the president trying to balance the goodwill that he's extended to donald trump with reassuring what we aubtalked about for so long. a trump administration. >> reporter: certainly, greece is one of those places and we heard pretty harsh words from prime minister cipherus. he didn't answer my question but when he thinks he gets into office, he'll be different. but having said that, that's representative of what a fine line theresident is walking here. it's not like a secret how he's been out on the campaign trail, what he thinks about donald
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trump and his ability to lead and yet now faced with the situation as many european leaders who have been critical of yewmar, trying to figure out and he said i'm open to talking. he believes he's heard some of the things he said in the hour and a half meeting he had just a few days ago in the white house. having said that, the president also had some words of warning about what can happen if there's divisions based on race, religion, ethnicity. it's dangerous and in fact, the 20th century as a result of t that. >> i do believe separate and apart from any particular election or movement that we are going to have to guard against a
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rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them. >> reporter: very soon within the next couple of hours, he'll be heading to the presidential palace here for a dinner,be a little respite of what's to come because next heads to germany there with a number of world leaders several of whom who have been vocally opposed to donald trump and instead of being here to talk about the future and what he thought would be an extension of his policies via hillary clinton, he's going to be trying to calm fears about donald trump. tamron? >> chris jansing, thank you very much, chris. coming up, nbc confirms donald trump wants to know if his children can get top security clearances. raising new questions about possible conflicts of interest.
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>> welcome back. nbc news confirmed donald trump's transition team inquired about whether it is possible for trump's adult children to give top security clearances. transition official tells nbc news no formal request has been made. part of the issue the unique role trump's children playing in the conflict of interest in running the family's business. >> i'm sure they'll be there to support and regular inquiries among many when folks transition into a new administration for the trump family, a new city.
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>> nbc chief legal correspondent ari melber joining us live with the law and a potential opening, if you will, for donald trump if he chooses to pursue this. >> the federal law is very clear. it was written in 1967. five ufc. you basically cannot give freebies or job benefits to children. period, full stop. anti-nepotism law. and a routine inquiry would be if you asked for it an attempt to route around and evade the whole point of that law which is not to allow the president or other high officials to give special access or favors to their children and in some ways, i think you could argue legally this is worse because at least an employee goes through a training and govern as a boss but an inquiry giving super important information without a
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boss because they're on an advisory board and number two, a few cases where people who are not employees sometimes get exceptions to look at classified information. a classic example is a lawyer, for example, who might be representing someone where it's necessary to the case. so there's a non-employee with limited access for the purpose of the case and spoke with bradley moss who has one of those type of clearances and explained that for the narrow purpose but not be appropriate and it would violate current guidance to give that to a child just long range. >> you mentioned executive order. is there an opening for donald trump to pursue something of the that route? >> he wanted to, yes. we're talking about here is executive order, 13526 classified security information. this is a specific detailed approach. i would say the act of the trump transition team is unaware of the rules and regulations binding here. this is a set of rules that binds the president, set by the president for how you have
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federal employees have access but i want to be clear. if a new president, if president trump wants to issue a new executive order and write in he wants to make an exception for nonemployee family members to get top secret clearances, he could legally consider doing that but i think the national security community would be concerned, that's what our sources tell us. >> thank you very much. before president obama left for greece last night, he held a news conference at the white house where he discussed president-elect trump but also what he believes went wrong with hillary clinton's campaign. >> one of the issues the democrats have to be clear on is that given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere. we have to show up everywhere. i won iowa not because the demographics dictated that i would win iowa, it was because i spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry
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and vfw hall and some counties where i might have lost, but maybe i lost by 20 points instead of 50 points. people had a chance to see and listen to you and get a sense of who you stood for and who you were fighting for. >> for more on what the president had to see, i'm joined by torre host of binge worthy on the people entertainment weekly network. our first team put it this way. obama allows some, throws some shade at clinton. >> i read that as a principled thoughtful discussion of what she did. he's talking about, we needed a 50 state strategy. reaching out to white working class people in the heartland. now, we might take exception with what the president is saying in that hillary clinton spent a lot of time and money in
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pennsylvania, in ohio, in north carolina, florida, and didn't get either of those. but the spread, the difference is more than tactical but her not relating to the electorate, not having an economic message for the people, especially the people in the heartland and donald trump having that message for the people in the heartland as well as culturally, he could represent change. as chuck todd pointed out, we consistently choose change over lack thereof, obama over mccain, reagan over carter and love to choose change. hillary clinton could never be that and i think trump represented those people. saw themselves in him. and yet, also, aspirational in that he's this billionaire or excuse me, millionaire with this super model wife, maybe we could be like that. because americans always dream of, we can get to that next
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level. >> the president said trump is not ideological. here's what he said at the news conference. >> i also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. i don't think he's ideological. i think ultimately, he's pragmatic in that way. and that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. >> break this down. the gop members today given their make america great again hat. do they cringe when they say, he's not ideological or pragmatic, translation, he doesn't have a team other than team trump? >> the notion is different than someone like a ted cruz who has
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an opinion, is deeply conservative. donald trump is not ideological. he doesn't really align with the conservative movement or the republican party. >> what does that mean to the gop? >> i suggest that they would probably say this is great because we can mold him as we want. they are better politicians than him. they have an ideology they want to get across. they can shape and we know that whoever speaks to him last, that's the opinion they make. >> do they have less in common with him than a senator chuck schumer who some democrats may believe emerge as a type of secret weapon to be able to influence president-elect trump. do you buy that? >> i buy the last person who speaks to him will be idea he goes forward with and the shade there was the president saying as long as he surrounds himself with good people. >> hang on one second. vice president-elect mike pence walking in to trump tower to
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meet with the president-elect regarding the transition team. he's there with his family, i believe he may talk to the media. this is around, i think, 55th and fifth where life as changed at that block. this is the business/retail center of new york and now essentially, i think, they call it the white house northeast or something to that effect but with that said, mike pence now going in and meeting with donald trump. let's go back to what the president said about surrounding himself with people, good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. steve bannon is now the face of. >> part of what i see here is that he doesn't, donald trump does not care about what we normally talk about as political capital and sending a message to americans about the hiring. to hire a white nationalist, to
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be a senior advisor to someone overtly racist throughout the campaign is extraordinarily frightening. do we think positive things will come out of the conversation? the notion, we're cherry picking, no. this is leader of the alt right white nationalist movement. we're not cherry picking that. that's who he is. and it's extraordinarily frightening he's bringing him in in a senior role and just the notion that so many americans are really afraid of this presidency and what's going to happen and it is his responsibility as the president-elect to nullify us and pragmatic for him because it would be eeasier to be presiden if not millions of americans angry with him. he's doing a poor job of nullifying this. >> here's what president obama said about donald trump's temperament at the news conference. >> he has won. he's going to be the next president.
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and regardless of what experience or assumptions he brought to the office, this office has a way of waking you up. and those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself. >> that was a warning. reality has a way of asserting itself. but this president has agreed in a sense to be a mentor, despite all of the ill will. >> because this president is putting country ahead of party. which we did not see the republican party do throughout
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this campaign and when we consider the legacy of barack obama, this moment which is clearly difficult for him personally will have to be part of it that he is a calming force for the country saying it's going to be okay. let's give him a chance. some may say, we don't want to. >> but also processing how his party lost. he's not saying that this was rigged. he's saying this is how it was lost. >> yes. and he's also not backing down from the things he said before right when he was on the campaign trail but he's saying, the election is over, we need to move on. extraordinary moment from our president. >> thank you very much, toure, for joining us. kelly o'donnell on capitol hill with some new news regarding the schedule for trump and pence today. what can you tell us? >> reporter: the first presidential daily briefing which is the collection of secrets, threats, and information critical to the president of the united states will be received by president-elect donald trump and vice president-elect michael
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pence. this is one week after the election. the president was eligible to receive this right away and taken some days to come together and bestowed by virtue of the election with the top secret clearance required for him and for pence. they did receive briefings as you remember for candidates. those were at a lesser level but sources tell me that president obama has authorized that the identical briefing he receives each day be made available to president elect trump and vice president-elect michael penlce. and sources tell me they made the preparations necessary for this type of briefing to take place in new york and at trump tower. while a candidate, the trump team went to a secure facility at the fbi in new york city but just like a president who is vacationing, you can think of president obama at martha's vineyard or president george w. bush before him at crawford, texas, there are ways in which
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this briefing can be given to a president in a location that is not what's known as a skiff in washington. a security facility. for the first time, we're told president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence will receive the same secrets, information, threats, and source and methods from the intelligence community that barack obama receives. >> thank you very much. how the election prompts big changes on social media platforms like facebook, google, and now even twitter. ali velshi will join us next. ♪ what? is he gone?? finally, i thought he'd never leave... tv character: why are you texting my man at 2 a.m.? no... if you want someone to leave you alone, you pretend like you're sleeping. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico.
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sites. msnbc's ali velshi is here with more. this again is something the social media world all on fire about people looking to blame the media. >> it's a piece of this. what role did social media play in the election? mark zuckerberg came out yesterday many responding to this and an interesting quote. of all the content on facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic. a sma amount is hoaxes and not limited to one partisan view or politics. it makes it unlikely hoaxes and unlikely it changed the direction in one way or the other. the fact is the internet has become a nest of lies that some people can't distinguish. you see these headlines and stories. they're absolute lies and click through and turn little lies into big lies. >> and deliberately presented as news stories. >> cure to story.
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denzel washington supporting donald trump. you need an excuse, that would be one, if you're a denzel fan like i am but google and facebook are not saying we can prevent lies from being on our platform, which they can, but not what they're saying but when you have a web site, you buy your ads generally through google or facebook. they're saying that lying web sites can't use their platform to sell ads. the idea is they'll shut down on the ability of these lying wbeb sites to make money. if you're not making money, you're not going to. >> cyberbullying. >> slightly different announcement but try to figure out better algorithms to identify bullying to let you know and filter things out so that they become a less mean place. they found some buyers said it's a bit of a cesspool there. >> interesting developments. ali, thank you. up next, the passing of a hero and a woman who inspired so many including myself.
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gwen iffel who broke racial and gender barriers.
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security at our nation's biggest thanksgiving celebration. top stories around the news nation this morning. authorities in new york saying there's no specific or credible threat to new york city's macy's thanksgiving day parade after an isis propaganda publication called the event an excellent target for terror. the militant group's message appeared in the latest issue of its magazine. the nypd said no reason for concern. >> we do get calls. we run those leads down. to date, nothing that we found overly concerning. the man accused of deliberately leaving his 22 month old in a hot car for 7 hours back in june of 2014. he's been found guilty on all charges. 35-year-old justin ross harris now faces life in prison without
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parole. he's due to be sentenced next month. a wisconsin judge ordered brendan, one of the subjects in the "making a murderer" to be released from prison. 16 years old when sentenced to life behind bars of confessing to helping his uncle kill a woman in 2005. a judge overturned his conviction in august ruling his confession was coerced. his prosecutors appealed the judge's order. and sans beyond worddness b. gwen iffel died at the age of 81. one of the most successful african-american women in journalism who made us all feel we could succeed, we could do it. she was also part of our family here at nbc. harry smith remembers her legacy. >> tonight, we hope news we would never have to report. our managing editor, my coanchor gwen iffel died after a yearlong
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battle with cancer. >> it was forged like "the washington post" and "the new york times" and clear from all who watched her that gwen was destined to occupy an important part of political journism. >> joining us in the studio. >> she was a reporter's reporter. >> democrats have been scared for a long time but this is their worst nightmare. >> we saw it first hand when gwen worked at nbc. >> all they want is a way to end this sooner rather than later. >> pete williams struggled. >> gwen was a dear friend, a former nbc colleague, pardon me. she was, gwen would want me to get this together. >> coanchoring the news hour on pbs with judy woodruff. >> we welcome governor palin and
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breaking news to report. vice president-elect arrived at trump tower moments ago. we have senior political editor mark murray standing by. first, cal, there have been protests there this morning again? >> reporter: yes. in fact, there is a group of high school students, about 150 of them. this compounds the difficulty of
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midtown manhattan. and now there's bad weather. mike pence has arrived and he's inside trump tower. he's going to sign a document that allows the briefing books to be sent over from the white house that was signed by chris christie. he's going to meet about the cabinet and then the high-level security briefing. with he saw students walk out. we saw that yesterday as well as in silver spring, maryland, and los angeles. the security situation is obviously very tight. tamron? >> let's bring in mark murray. the democrats have delayed this leadership vote. what is the headline from the party today? >> tamron, it was an interesting development, the fact that they decided to delay. they were normally set for thursday but now there are delays until november 30th, until after thanksgiving. this gives doubt about nancy pelosi continuing to lead the democratic caucus in the house.
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i think she still is the front-runner but it will be interesting to see what democrats decide to do. there's going to be a new dnc chair and a new senate democratic leader with chuck schumer coming aboard and there are questions after democratic defeats in 2014 and now 2016, do they completely clean house, including their top democrat in the house of representatives. >> and some of the reporting out, paul ryan and the president-elect in a solid spot, for lack of a better description, to keep his position? >> that's right. when you win elections, you normally stay pretty unified and stay together. when you lose, there's a chance for a shake-up and changes. although, i will end up saying that the republican party, even though victorious, we're seeing divisions with the trump transition and his ability to bring the party completely together, both ideologically and
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thank you so much for watching this hour of "msnbc live". i'm tamron hall. we'll be back with you tomorrow. right now, "an drdrea mitchell reports." >> the new trump cabinet starts to take shape. the man used to be known as america's mayor could become america's diplomat. >> we don't have john bolton here tonight so i'm going to ask you tonight. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me. i don't know. and speaker paul ryan is now on the trump bandwagon. but what about steve bannon? >> the president is going to be judged on his results. this is a person who helped him
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win an incredible victory and an incredible campaign. we're confident about moving forward and about the transition and we're very, very excited about getting to work for the american people. >> and farewell tour. in greece on his last foreign trip as commander in chief, the president's warning about nationalist movements at home and abroad. >> we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an u.s. and a them. and good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. president obama in greece today trying to explain the rise of donald trump. >> d

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