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out. >> you hear andrea even crack up at the end like seriously, this is it? she's been reporting there so long the staffers know her. they're like "andrea, come on." the state department silence has been deafening, we are told tonight that after these months of silence the regular press briefings will at least start up again on monday with caveats. andrea reports tonight there will be two briefings on camera, the rest will be done on the phone and of course they'll take fridays off but they will start to speak again. we don't know what the state department briefings will look like under this new administrati administration. until then, nobody is holding their breath, certainly not andrea, who is not having it. that makes me love her all the more. >> come on guys, let's go. andrea. >> andrea, please, they're not going to talk to you. that does it for us tonight, raise ur children to be reporters,ee you again on monday. now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell.
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>> you know how we've been doing our where is hillary segment and show video of where hillary is that day? you don't get to watch the show that much. >> well, it's a -- >> okay, actually, tonight is the first night. >> okay, good! >> it's the first night we're going to do it. >> i was think i must have been nodding out for that. >> you've missed nothing. and we have exclusive video of where hillary was today. >> very nice. >> do you know where she was? >> no. >> okay, that's why there's a 10:00 show, rachel! where is hillary? and we have exclusive video supplied, rachel, supplied by the youngest o'donnell correspondent ever to supply msnbc with any video. not kelly o'donnell. not kelly o'donnell. >> i am on the edge of my seat. >> youngest ever, like a year younger than you. >> or more, maybe. [ laughter ] all right, you got me. >> rachel, that's why we have a 10:00 show. >> we have a 10:00 show for a
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lot of reasons, my friend. >> thank you, rachel. >> good night, lawrence. we will close the show tonight with the wisdom of ruth bader ginsburg but first we will wade through trump world's troubling contacts with russia concentrating on the jeff sessions chapter of that scandal and we will consider the question what would jeff sessions have done differently today if he knew he was guilty of perjury. >> big news out of the kremlin -- sorry, i misread that. white house. >> we have the southern white house in florida and we get a lot of work done. >> blasting old pictures, senator chuck schumer with vladimir putin. >> and he even enjoyed a krispy kreme doughnut. >> nancy pelosi with the russian ambassador in 2010. >> you were one of the first people to call for jeff sessions to resign. >> for him to say "well, i was just meeting with him --" with. >> i do remember saying i had
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gone to russia with a church group in 1991. >> it's beyond naive, it's almost pathetic. almost pathetic. >> there are transcripts that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not russian intelligence were colluding with the trump campaign. >> do such transcripts exist? >> i have not seen them, i believe they exist. >> wow, that's news. >> we're not even six weeks into the trump presidency and people in his own party are already talking about a special prosecutor. it's like you're on a third date with someone and you're already introducing them to your divorce lawyer. 6- so you're the recently confirmed attorney general of the united states and you are suddenly suspected of perjury in your confirmation hearing and you absolutely did not perjure yourself. what do you do?
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. immediately offer to testify in front of the senate judiciary committee to prove you did not commit perjury in your confirmation hearing? and this is important to you as attorney general of the united states because you are going to be overseeing countless perjury prosecutions because you will be seeing perjury prosecutions everyday. some will need your guidance, most won't. but when federal prosecutors consult you on perjury prosecutions, you don't want any of them in that room to be wondering if you yourself are guilty of perjury as they all now have a right to do including the attorney general of washington, d.c. who has the authority to prosecute you, the attorney general, for perjury. jeff sessions didn't do that today. he didn't volunteer to testify to the judiciary committee to clear his name.
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what would you do if if you were suspected of perjury and you knew what you said under oath does fit the legal definition of perjury? what would you do when almost half of the members of the judiciary committee sent a letter to the chairman demanding that you be called back to testify to the judiciary committ committee. you'd have to offer to at least submit so-called corrections to the record in writing to the judiciary committee and if you were guilty of perjury you wouldn't want to be in the open verbal cross fire of the judiciary committee again but giving them something in writing, something your friends on the committee could claim absolve you of any guilty would be the least you could do and that is what jeff sessions announced he would do today. the least he could do.
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what if he were chairman of the snu senate judiciary committee and you voted to confirm an attorney general now suspected of perjury, what would you do? if you were sure he was not guilty and you wanted to prove that you would summon him to answer him back. you'd give him the forum to prove he was not guilty of perjury. judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley did not do that today. what would you do if you were chairman of the judiciary committee and you recently confirmed a friend of yours to be attorney general and that attorney general was suspected of committing perjury in his confirmation hearing. what would you do? what would you do if you thought your friend would be dangerously close to the line of perjury or went over that line and committed the crime of perjury and you wanted to get him through the crisis unscathed. you would not invite your friend
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back into the open cross fire of the judiciary committee hearing and if members demanded you bring the attorney general back for more questioning you would protect your friend, you would refuse to do it. that's what chuck grassley did today. chuck grassley refused to recall to the committee an attorney general suspected of perjuring himself. if chairman grassley wanted to make jeff sessions look guilty of perjury today he did everything he could to fuel that suspicion by refusing his own committee members' demands that he bring jeff sessions back for more testimony. if he wanted to add to that that he is guilty of perjury he did everything right. he did nothing to lessen the suspicions about the possibility that there was something criminal in his hearing, perjury.
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and the man who appointed jeff sessions and delivered the russian influence peddling scandal to washington in which jeff sessions is now implicated behaved as he always does when not sluggishly reading a teleprompter in the chamber of the house of representatives. he behaved like a clown. the president of the united states took to twitter where he demonstrated his cognitive difficulty in spelling in what may be his declining years. le with the entire wuss staff there to help him it took him three full attempts to spell the word "hereby" correctly. it appears in his imbecilic tweet where he seems to be indicating that anyone meeting with any russian at any time is scandalous. it is impossible for president trump to get himself or closest advisers in the trump campaign and in the white house out of the quicksand of their own russian entanglements some of which may have been illegal so
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he thinks he can drag any democrat into that quicksand. nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, anyone who's ever met with a russian official, or the russian ambassador even though it's within their normal duties and responsibilities. what the tantrum tweeter in the white house is hoping for that his followers have never shown any interest in fact or detail will give the same answer entanglements in russia that they have given to me. they always say the same thing when you point out donald trump's lies to donald trump supporters. they always say "all politicians do it, they all lie." they don't defend donald trump, they know he's a liar. they like where his lies are leading, whether it be about building a wall or tax cuts or banning muslims from entering the united states. donald trump is now in the business of trying to convince those people that they all do
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it. they all have the same kind of meets with russian. its meetings with russians that may have in any way affected the last presidential election. that is the essence of the crippling scandal that the trump administration sinks deeper into everyd everyday. it's a purely trumpian scandal, a purely republican scandal and jeff sessions is holding on for daef life as attorney general with fourpurely republican help. republican chuck grassley, chairman of the judiciary committee who has no more questions. republican donald trump who only has questions for nancy pelosi and chuck schumer and people completely uninvolved in the investigation of contacts with russia during and after the presidential campaign. president trump cannot tweet his way out of this investigation. remember when he tweeted how he would win the trump university lawsuit before he completely sur
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re -- surrendered in the lawsuit and would pay $25 million to the unfortunate victims of his fraud? remember when he threatened he would sue all of the women who accused him of sexual assault? he hasn't sued them and he never will. trump tweets, trump threats have never meant anything in an investigation of donald trump and they don't now so we now have the highest-ranking federal prosecutor in the land the attorney general of the united states presiding over every federal prosecution in the country, everyday and everyday he does that he is now suspected of being a felon himself. joining us now, david frum, senior editor for the "atlantic." jonathan alter, msnbc political analyst and also the senior fellow at the atlantic council and expert on russia who recently returned from ukraine.
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adrian, i suspect i will now be tweeted about by donald trump having met on television. >> one step removed. >> we know what donald trump is trying to do. saying anybody with a russian name, anybody from ukraine who any american government official meets with is what the same as what michael flynn did, what jared kushner did, what jeff sessions did. >> i think jeff sessions has a perjury issue, i don't think he has a russia issue. it was a legitimate function of his role in the armed services committee. >> but it was not a legitimate function of his role to discuss the election and campaign with the ambassador. >> i think the -- the real reason why there is this great tension is that there is a huge number of these informal back door constant dialogues with the
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russian side and then there are these very strange comments from donald trump showing a great proclivity to get along with russia. on one level it shows the amateurism but on the other hand it shows there is a lot of smoke there and there is obviously this deep interest in parsing out exactly and unpacking everything that has happened and certainly there is a suspicion that there was some signaling to the russians that, wink, wink, we'll get this right, we'll have a special relationship even before the american people gave them the mandate to conduct. >> candidate trump at the microphone at his rally publicly asked russia to please fd hillary clinton's e-mails and release th. >> right, and the sessions meeting with the russian ambassador in washington has been the focus of this story so
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far but he met with him in cleveland when he went there by his own admission. >> at the convention? >> at the republican convention. he said he was not going there as a senator, he paid for it through campaign funds, his travel and accommodations. he was there as a representative of the trump campaign, meeting with the russian ambassador in clevela cleveland. he's indicated to reporters that they did "gossip" and he said ad as you indicated last night "i don't recall the substance of that gossip" so it's clear they had some kind of substance. the only way we'll get to the bottom is with a special prosecutor and i think this is like like likely to happen. so a guy named rod rosenstein is having confirmation hearings on tuesday that are very, very important. he's the u.s. attorney in
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baltimore who's been nominated to be deputy attorney general. it will be up to him to announce whether there's a special prosecutor or not in this case. presumably the democrats -- and i hope some republicans -- will not confirm him unless he commits to appointing a special prosecutor. >> and from that hearing next week certainly special prosecutor from the democrats' perspective is what it will be about from start to finish. >> i think -- sessions, whether it amounts to perjury, i'm not going to guess. he spoke untruthfully. the reason he spoke that is because he sensed the russia story was dangerous and didn't want to go near it. he's not part of the trump russia scandal it strongly looks like. and if you go after him -- and i understandbly liberal minded people have other reasons for being upset about him, but he
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will not draw you toward the center of the russia story, he'll draw you away. meanwhile, the call for a special prosecutor is a grave mistake. law fair blog recommended a select committee. i've talked about some kind of independent outside body. you want to know the facts and a lot of the facts are not crimes. if donald trump was laundering money for the russian for the russians in the 1990s, that's not a crime. and a special prosecutor has to look away. you want to know about that. it's not a crime for americans like paul manafort to have intense conversations with people inside russia. you want to know whether that happened or not, you want to know who in the trump organization, was it just roger stone who was a whacko or more serious people? did jared kushner have those conversations? none of those things are crime and if they come before a special prosecutor, the special prosecutor must look away. you want to analyze the security
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risk. you want to know are there people who don't have the best interest of the united states at the center of the u.s. government. >> but, david, the problem is we have a long history of commission commissions ending up as a bunch of mush and even the idea of getting an independent commission at this point is dicey because it's usually the president and congress that appoints the commission. the president isn't going to do it, the republicans aren't going to do it so the only place they have leverage is the nomination of the deputy attorney general and all they need is three republican votes to prevechblt him from being confirmed unless he signs off on a real investigation and yes maybe this should also be a commission but why not at least first look to see whether there is law breaking in this case. >> but what if what we have is a massive series of security violations, we not want to let th outrun the knowledge but
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what if u have compromises of national sovereignty but no crimes? and the special prosecutor has to spend two years and say i haven't found anything and then people get a -- the functional equivalent of a clean bill of health when the country is still in danger. >> >> what is your sense of where the center of this story is is. >> i don't think the center is with jeff sessions. maybe procedurally the question of his relationship to his colleagues in the senate. but in terms of his view historically he's been the hawk, he supported lethal weapons to ukraine. he was more hawkish than the obama administration on these questions. he supported sanctions. so he could be someone who tried to explain that donald trump was well intentioned, he was trying to suck up to the candidate and position himself for this job or some other job but i don't think the -- the russians wouldn't
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have looked at him as a mark with whom to influence policy because they would have recorded him as someone they don't want in power. they may have been gathering some intelligence, they may have been gathering -- game him that he's the guy on the inner circle to figure out what are the influences around trump and how can we push him further into the direction of accommodating russia and of making a deal that gives russia sort of sanction for some of the aggressive actions it's taken over the last three years under putin. >> jonathan alter, a quick word about jared kushner who has allowed certainly falsehoods to be put out about about contacts with russians because he never included himself in anything the trump transition team campaign released and he knew he himself had these contacts. >> and there are so many avenues to pursue for reporters.
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rachel maddow talked about meetings between trump and a russian fertilizer king that happened on a regular basis. jared kushner has huge real te interest himself. and the trump organization's other connections, which trump's son said a few years ago they had a disproportionate amount of russian investment. but we need somebody with subpoena power. the press is doing a great job so far. it's not enough. we can't subpoena anybody. >> it feels like we are at the tip of the iceberg. thank you very much for joining us. appreciate it. jonathan alter, adrian, david frum. coming up, the russian perspective on jeff sessions meeting with the russian ambassador. that's next. also coming up, our exclusives where hillary video. we found her today. we won't show you that video until the moment comes later in the program. anyone know where she was? i do.
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what was vladimir putin hoping for in that meeting between his ambassador and then-senator jeff sessions and what did he get? the man who promoted the ambassador to that job offers his view next. want longer lasting heartburn relief?
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before then-trump campaign policy adviser senator jeff sessions met with russian ambassador sergei kislyak in his senate office. today an rhea mitchell spoke to the man who once promoted ambassador kislyak to be his deputy before vladimir putin came to power. former russian minister andre kosirev explained what he thinks happened after the ambassador left jeff sessions office in september. >> the first plan he would report that sessions didn't tell him to stop the hacking. to stop the interference into american domestic policies. that's the message which kislyak, being professional, would mention the first in his cable, that in the arms service committee i was not even -- not
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even reproached for that matter not to say putin warning that you don't do these things, that america will retaliate with the full force. >> what would vladimir putin sitting in the kremlin think when he get this is report back from his ambassador, they didn't even mention it. >> that's the message, that i can get away from that or maybe even have a sympathy on that side. >> joining us now, evan mcmullin, former cia operative and former independent presidential candidate, currently the co-founder of stand up republican. also back with us, adrian carrot in the ski. adrian, what do you make of that interpretation of what the ambassador's report would be. >> if that was the nature of the conversation it would probably be a woo woo. >> and when jeff sessions decided to share with us some of the details of what was said stressing "i don't recall" three times for any of the interesting
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details, one detail that he did not offer was, oh, i told them stop interfering in this election, stop your hacking in the united states right now. he could have said the other day that he'd said that, he didn't. >> no, i think that's right. but, i mean, look, it's very clear that mr. sessions was positioning himself to have a post in the upcoming trump administration. so he was going to go where the signals were going. >> i mean this week. >> he may not have raised this issue for that reason. >> i see what you mean. so for his future with the administration if possible -- >> if the presidential candidate is signaling go for it. >> jeff sessions candidate was on the stage in the rallies begging the russians to do more. >> right, absolutely. and that sends a very clear signal to everybody in the campaign that it's open game on
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the american democracy for russia and i think that's something his top campaign advisers already knew but obviously it's highly concerning and there's more there. >> adrian, his memories were of comments about a visit he made to russia in 1991 with a church group. he remembered all sorts of details that felt convenient yesterday when he was talking about it but he didn't remember the details of saying don't do this hacking. one of the participants in that scussion, the russian ambassador. now controls the outcome here. the russian ambassador owns the attorney general of the united states. the russian ambassador tomorrow could say here's what he said in that meeting and it could condemn jeff sessions or not. it's completely up to the russian ambassador. >> well, there's also the question of whether -- yes, he potentially could but what is the credibility of the russian
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ambassador? i don't think we should take it definitively if he exonerates or implicates him that this is anything but a russian operation. that's the whole problem with these contacts that there was a lot of -- i wouldn't say in the case of senator sessions but in the case of other members of the campaign there's an informality in which relationships were structured. $people on the foreign affairs advisers to the campaign who never met with the president who had side meetings with the russians. the russians saw this as a great mine -- data mining. they were building relationships for the future administration. they didn't know how it would turn out. but it's not going very well for mr. putin. what we're seeing is this scrutiny is backfiring on putin because the entire intelligence establishment, the entire media and a very large portion of the legislative branch are watching
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this intently, want to get to the bottom of absolutely every kind of contact and that's the last possible thing mr. putin would want and i think in a sense it constrains trump today from pursuing an accommodationalist line with russia because he is now under such a degree of suspicion that he was -- that he had some kind of a hidden relationship with the russians. >> yeah, removing the sanctions tomorrow is a little more awkward than the trump transition team might have thought. evan, as a former cia operative, a scenario in which the attorney general of the united states is in effect indebted to the russian ambassador to stick with the attorney general's story about what happened in that conversation. >> well, look, the russian ambassador as an intelligence operator is skilled in compromising people, in the beginning in very settle ways, this is how it works. somebody divulges something they
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shouldn't at a time when they shouldn't and then they're compromised and that compromise can lead to bigger compromises and so forth. we don't know if that happened and i want to be very clear about that. we don't know what the nature of the discussion was. you're right the ambassador holds some cards but there were also other people in the room and when there are other people in the room, it's difficult for anything too untoward to happen. the bigger issue here is that a.g. sessions lied under oath to the senate about his meetings with russian officials. that's the bigger concern. like david frum said in the previous segment. i don't think this is the core of where we should be focusing. the core is donald trump himself. but i want to say another thing about whether putin is happy about what's happening or not. it's true that maybe this is backfiring in a way that isn't going to end well. and actually i think that's the case. i'm optimistic our country is going to learn a range of les n lessons as a result of this episode and we'll be better for
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in the the end but in the near term, putin has succeeded in making our democracy look a little bit off. and this is what putin's goal is. he wants to make us look worse to make his autocratic style of leadership look more appeal ing >> we'll have to leave it there for tonight, adrian karatnycky, and evan mcmullin. thank you. coming up, who is winning? the institutions empowered to resist the presidency or donald trump? and tonight's last word goes to supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg. what are you doing? getting your quarter back. fountains don't earn interest, david. you know i work at ally.
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the day after donald trump was elected i told you that the constitution is more powerful than the president. the congress, the judiciary, the first amendment that protects newspapers and protesters all more powerful than the president. so almost halfway through donald trump's first 100 days, who's winning? joining us now, zerlina maxwell, director of progressive programming for sirius xm, jonathan alter and david frum, zerlina, who is winning? >> i think institutions are
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winning at this moment. that's because essentially the best spotlight on things that are going on in the government that the public needs to know is the press right now. i think the last year we've seen a reinvigoration in the press. the "washington post" is hiring dozens of reporters, the "new york times" hiring dozens of folks and that's good for the country because we need to know what our government is doing and there's plenty of fodder for journalists to uncover in this particular administration. >> and you see in donald trump utter confusion that, as he puts it, the "washington post" and the "nework times" are allowed to do this. this is a guy who spent decades trafficking in gossip items with -- >> playing his own publicist. >> he was trading off stuff and then he's also stunned that the judiciary has a role, that he could write an executive order that could be reviewed by a mir judge in seattle and that could stop everything. that seems to be news to him. >> well, this is what happens when you elect someone who has never held public office and doesn't understand necessarily
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the function of government. i want to defend people who never held public office and are not utter imbeciles. >> it's not that donald trump is a business guy who hasn't held public office, it's just that he's too often an ignoramus. >> i was being nice. >> you were. he doesn't read the constitution he swore to uphold. and the institution to the presidency has been hurt by hiss a sen-- his ascension to public office. i don't think the congress has been covering itself in glory. you have a lot of republicans who are not exactly profiles in courage at this time of character testing. you have others who are stepping up, vy conservative republicans who understand that
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constitution and country comes before party. but too many don't. civil society, on the other hand, which is a kind of an institution, our nonprofits, that's very strong and responding very strongly. and the american public is supporting things like the aclu which is just bringing in huge amounts of money. supporting things like pro-publica or d.c. report that broke this big story tonight that are doing investigative journalism outside of the main news organizations so that's a good sign our civil society is strong. >> and on the protest front, it is on a scale that we haven't seen since the vietnam war. let's look at paul ryan today trying to deal with his motorcade and protesters who don't like what he's doing with the affordable care act. let's look at this. [ boos ]
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>> coward! coward! >> david frum, the affordable care act is nowhere to be seen. the revision of it, that is, repeal of it that the republicans are talking about, wherever that document is no one can find it except maybe paul ryan but a lot of people don't like what they see, they're taking that protest directly to the republican legislators in a similar way that opponents of the affordable care act took it to democrats when they were trying to legislate it and here it is, that unbridled use of the first amendment by protesters reaching into the legislative process. >> mark me down as a warrior, i don't share the optimism of the rest of the panel. i don't think the institutions are winning. the -- it's important when you think about the media it's important to remember far and away the most important media institution in the country is facebook, not the "new york times" or cnn or msnbc or any
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traditional institutions, that's how most americans get their news, especially most younger americans. the president h been buffeted with a series of credibly established charges, each of which in advance would have been regarded as absolutely devastating. back in the summer we said well, it's true donald trump is receiving this aid from the russians but if it were ever shown that people on his campaign or called the russians back that would be curtains, that would be alger hiss on steroids. we now know that that's true and the congress has stood by the president. american institutions are basically storm proofed against presidential misconduct. but what they are not storm proofed against is presidential misconduct enabled by the congress. and because the congress is to date standing with the president, you're seeing a corrosion of these institutions and while there are brave truth tellers in the intelligence agencies talking to news organizations they can found and silenced and they can be silenced -- they can be set to
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ulan bator, they can be separated if their spouses have government careers their spouses can be put 5,000 miles apart and people can be driven out of government. and if the trump people don't know who's leaking, the russians do and they will tell them. >> you know, you're right that sometimes leakers can be caught, david, but most of the time they're not. and presidents being frustrated by leakers goes back a long way, remember ronald reagan said i've had it up to my keister with leaks and richard nixon created the plumbers unit to find the leakers and it goes back before franklin roosevelt. they never actually find them because there are more leakers than one would imagine and penal leak for a huge variety of reasons. >> here's the difference with nixon. the nixon parallel does not hold. richard nixon was president during a time of extraordinary economic strain, gas prices rising, high unemployment, high inflation and a defeated war. the job market is pretty good. the stock market is popping. and -- >> i agree that trump could get
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reelected and survive this. >> the policies that most upset the viewers of msnbc, especially immigration enforcement, are popular. my guess is that six months from today donald trump's numbers will be higher not lower than they are today. >> zerlina, a quick last word. >> i don't think. so i think when you see families being ripped apart on television, that will lower his approval ratings even more. now congress as it goes down congress is eventually going to stand up for themselves. >> to expect congress to jump in 50 days isn't much. let's get 100, let's get a couple hundred days in. david frum, zerlina maxwell, jonathan alter, thank you for joining us. coming up next, how some of our wisest political observers saw the week. the late night comedians get their say. (vo) what if this didn't
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sleepers in politics. >> he's going to give his first prime time speech before congress. his speech will be on the 10-second delay so trump can live tweet about how great his speech is going. >> i saw that former iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad read a 3, 500 word letter to trump criticizing his immigration policy. when asked if he read the letter trump said haven't even read my immigration policy." >> obama officials sought to preserve evidence of russian election meddling. i do believe there's one large piece of evidence sitting in the ol' office right now. >> attorney general jeff sessions held a press conference today and recused himself from investigations into the trump ice campaign ties of russia. said trump "may i also be recused? i don't like it here and i want to do other stuff." >> every time we dig deeper into trump's campaign, it seems like
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there's a new person connected to the russians, first it was manafort, then flynn, the whole thing is like one of those russian nesting dolls. [ laughter ] every time one person goes away, someone else pops out. >> you can't possibly know if he's lying on purpose. >> you can -- stephen you can. he's lying on purpose. you want to know how? >> how? >> because he constantly says the phrase "believe me." [ laughter ] >> despite the allegations, president trump says he has total confidence in jeff sessions. that's what he said. total confidence. in other words, trump is waiting until the week end to fire him. coming up, ruth bader ginsburg gets tonight's last word with an assist from supermodels. and where is hillary? we have the exclusive video of where hillary clinton was today. me to reach my goals. 'e
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and now for tonight's episode of "where is hillary?" today a senior at harvard college in her last semester noticed a bubble of people moving through harvard yard and curious to take a look at what that was all about she approached and was suddenly faced with the similar dilemma everyone else in the crowd was faced with -- try to shake hands or try to shoot video. luckily for us, she chose video. >> thank you. thank you. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> thank to "last word" cambridge correspondent elizabeth o'donnell for giving up the hand shake in order to get the video. is
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. in our final segment tonight, as usual, we will not show any nuditnudity.
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and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, seriouallergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. if you're still just managing your symptoms, talk with your gastroenterologist about humira. with humira, remission is possible. time for tonight's last word. world famous photographer peter beard was not quite famous enough in kenya the day he stopped a political science student in nairobi on her way to campus and asked her "have you
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ever been photographed?" the student said "yes, of course i have." and tried to get away from him thinking what do these people think? that i've never seen a camera? peter beard followed her and kept begging to take her picture and she agreed to allow him to photograph her for the cost of her tuition. which was about $8,000. and so peter beard took the first professional photograph of iman who almost instantly became more world famous than peter beard. peter beard's photographs skyrocket in value over the following decades and people have ended up in court fighting over rights to them more than once, most recently last week in manhattan where justice charles ramos presided over the conclusion of a two-year legal battle between peter beard and the colctor of his work. e judge ruled in favor of peter beard and void it had sale of a million dollars in art work. the "new york post" reports the judge announced his intention to
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keep his own copies of the images that were entered into evidence, including an erotic photo of a model. "i'm not throwing out the pictures. i have one of miss white scantily dressed" the judge said in open court referring to natalie white. the image of natalie white with her head back smoking a cigarette is in the judge's chambers. thank you, "new york post." now, this is the spot where we would show you that photograph which we'd have to do some pixelation on but even msnbc cannot afford the rights to display a peter beard photograph, even for a second. adds it happens, peter beard's model natalie white was herself the subject of another court case this year, she was convicted in federal court in washington, d.c. of defacing federal property last summer. natalie white painted era now on
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the steps of the capital in water based paint that was easily washed away. she did that after walking 250 miles from new york city to washington, d.c. to draw attention to and express her support of the equal rights amendment for women which came close to ratification in 1982 and has been virtually ignored since. the judge in natalie white's case recognized it was an act of civil disobedience, fined her $50 and barred her for six months from going near the capital unless it is to mee with members of congress and others to lobby for the passage of the equal rights amendment. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg has said if there was one amendment she could add to the constitution it would be the equal rights amendment. natalie white, now an artist in her own right with exhibitions in new york galleries included in a recent gallery show this statement by ruth bader ginsburg. "every constitution written since the end of world war ii includes a provision that men and women are citizens of equal statu stature. ours does not. i have three granddaughters, i'd
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like them to be able to take out their constitution and say here is a basic premise of our system that men and women are persons of equal citizenship stature." tonight on "all in." did you meet sergei kislyak in cleveland? did you caulk to him? >> i'm not going to deny i talked with him. an administration plagued by deception. >> i don't recall any discussion of the campaign in any significant way. >> did they just get caught in a new lie? >> why did you soften the gop platform on ukraine? >> i wasn't involved in that. >> tonight, as the white house pushes back, new reporting about russians, ukraine and what transpired at the republican convention. plus, billion to -- following

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