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speechwriter for president george w. bush told me this morning. >> if the republicans do not pass a major piece of legislation, whether it's health care or tax reform. let's face it, speaker pelosi is not out of the question. i also am convinced that in 2019, democrats already a significant par are part of the democrats that will want to pursue impeachment proceedings against donald trump. >> also new today. president trump's national security divorce. it's intolerable from the president's perspective, so we have to provide all option toss do that, and that include a military option.
kelly o'donnell is joins me from near the president's resort. what was in that release and why do you think the white house thought it was necessary? >> well, this is certainly a show the support for h.r. mcmaster, who was suffering criticism in some conservative media, taking him on for some of hess views. we know that mcmaster and steve bannon, chief strategist for the president have clashed at times over that when mcmaster came in there was friction and now with john kelly as the new chief of staff it would appear kellie is giving mcmaster a green light. so it's notable that the would that publicly support mcmaster, where he talked about him being a good man and they are working well to together and mcmaster is
pro-israel. that is an important signal to some of those conservative outlets. we've seen him be -- and other officials, and sometimes he's the one throwing the jab. so the fact that he was lending support to mcmaster is significant, and of course he relies on heavily on her national security divorce for some of these big issues of the day, that having a good relationship there a critical, and he wanted everyone to know it. alex? >> okay. what about the white house and its level of current involving the mueller grand jury probe? >> well, they are not confirming any specific details, but i was in touch with the special counsel, who is working inside the white house trying to facilitate any of the requests are or from the special counsel. basically what they're saying is they will not address the individual things that may be happening behind the scenes or the robert that rob mueller is working, but they are cooperating. they're trying to send a signal
that if requests come in, they're handling it and dealing i it. s john kellie, a chief of staff, just one workweek under his belt our colleague when he sat down with him talked about the influence. >> in terms of experience level, it's going to be great for all of us, i think in terms of improving or ability to operate together i'll just tell you, i'm very proud of our team so far. >> in terms of the kelly term, there are encouraging signs from top divorce from the president. we'll follow hess lines of reporting so that everyone goes through the chief of staff as their boss. john kelly has been quoted as
saying it's his job to manage the staff, not the president. let's bring in elise gordon and ed rendell. always good to see you both. ladies first with you here, elise, if you're in the white house now, are you kind of panicking. you know he has 16 top-flight provers. if you're a young staffer, you don't want to be roped into needing expensive lawyers when you're at a low her playing white house job. so it's certainly not good for a white house that still needs to staff up. what about the time before it reaches the white house itself
if it hasn't already. >> i think would you start to see some people subpoena to testified before the grand jury. one of the grand jury is being impaneled in washington, d.c., which means if there are indictments, they'll be brought before washington, d.c. jurors who are much more pool for the white house, so that's number one. general kelly is a smart man. he says hess job is to manage the staff, not the president. that's a good thing to say, because i think general kelly understands the president is not to be managed by anybody. the lord himself couldn't manage the president. >> also just speaking the last weekend, you certainly outdid yourself, because you predicted that an tony scaramucci or kelly
would be out by thanksgiving. >> thanksgiving came early this year. >> it did apparently. with regards to the "new york times" report, though, governor that rob mueller has asked the white house for reports, how big a deal is that? does that tell you the direction of investigation is heading. >> elisa is right, this is all to be expect ed the first line f attack is to ask for materials, but then with subpoena power, they'll get it one way or the other. i think the white house is taking a smart tack by saying we're cooperating, but the president drew that red line, and the question is when there's subpoenas for things that have to do with the president's business dealings before he became president, it's possible money launders, that's the rub.
will the white house continue to operate? will the president try to fire mueller elisa is right. up to now, it's all to be expected. we haven't seen the rubber hit the road yet. >>a does that end of possibly hurting the democrats if they push too hard? >> i think democrats should play it just about the way they're playing it. not talk about impeachment or anything, but say look, what russia did to the election process, maybe it didn't change one vote, but it's dangerous, serious, we've got to get to the bottom of it. we have to find out if there is collusion and find out if anybody tried to stop this investigation. i think it's way too early to talk about impeachment. >> so elise, republican congressman charlie dent talked to -- and here's his take -- >> it comes down to how loyal are you to the president? so if you have a neuronow
witnessed position, some will consider you an infidel or trader, and on the other side, if you agree with the president on an issue or two, they'll say you sold out. >> where does that leave republicans, elise? this week has been being to watch how it unfolded a bit. you look at how republican senators did not, you know rush to another action on replacing obamacare. that was something the president wanted them to do. they, you know, basically are a lot of republican senators are saying, you know, you can't fire bob mueller, putting their line in the sand, so i think we're starting to see the beginning of more republicans pushing back on president trump. just because simply supporting him has not been a viable strategy either, because he's so often contradicts anyone who
actually will go out and be a strong supporter. >> elise, what about ned ryan said earlier? is there concern that the gop could lose the house in 2018 and democrats would push for impeachment? we heard ed talking about it just there, but is it too early to of that kind of concern? >> absolutely i think republicans should be cognizant that to 28 could not go their way, and you look at how president trump's strategy increasely seems to be he wants to pick fights with the gop congress and wants to push the blame for not getting anything done. right now that's a pretty decent strategy for him, because he has higher approval rating than congress, but in the long term, it's certainly not going to help republicans get elected. >> talk about the dynamics here, govern governor, a party that's afraid to back the president and a president that doesn't fall in line with the party, how does that play out? >> i think it plays out poorly for the president. if you're a republican, what to
me was the red line, if i was a republican congressman or senator, is when the president saluted and pushed hard to get the house to pass their version of the health care bill, and two weeks later said it was mean. so everyone who voted for it, has to worry about an opponent saying the president of the united states said i voted for a mean bill that hurt people. you know, you can't do that. you have to be consistent, supportive. like, when it comes to impeachment andi way premature, but the only way you impeach a sitting president in my judgment is in a bipartisan fashion. you can't convict him in the senate without bipartisan votes, but even in the house, it's got to be bipartisan. when president nixon was impeached, it was through a bipartisan vote. you saw when president clinton was impeached, there were almost no democratic votes in the house, and it doesn't make it in the senate. it's not good for the country to even talk about impeachment
unless leaders from both parties are saying it's an appropriate issue to take on. >> let's not talk about it furse, then. we heard the president this week taking president for the economy. how much can he really do that? is it at all risky for him to do that? and doesn't a good economy mean good poll numbers, though not for president trump? >> well, i think that our obsession with president trump's approval rating isn't that much of a concern anymore, actually, just because he didn't have that high of one and he ended up getting elected. i think this is a president who really defies the normal kind of approval rating standard. he, though, has to show some actual progress and can't be talking about the one-off, to save some jobs in indiana. he needs sustained growth. that's why his immigration bill is so counter to raising the
gdp, it's surprising just how often this administration does seem to want to defy economy common sense. >> on thursday the president held a campaign style -- and he tucked on a few familiar themes. here's a piece of that. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. it's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics. that's all it is. we didn't win because of russia. we won because of you. >> so he is clearly playing to his base there, governor, yet the poll numbers are tanking. how do you explain the disconnect. when he talks about the greatest loss in the history, we have to remember that hillary clinton won the popular vote, what is he talking about? >> i couldn't figure out -- let me digress for a second. he said earlier in the week that
he -- and i -- the discussion about new hampshire, he said that he carried new hampshire. he didn't carry new hampshire. hillary clinton carried new hampshire. i don't understand t i guess these are all alternative facts, but it's very difficult for the president. he figures as long as he holds that base, he has the fear factor that you talked about, alex, you're a congressman and you heard him say if you go against the president, there are people in the base who won't forgive you. that's the linchpin that holds most in check. as that number starts to peel off, as he starts to lose almost every independent, as he starts to lose a few people in the base, i was interested when he said the line about hillary clinton, let's look at her e-mails, i thought that would get a far bigger response even than that partisan west virginia crowd. i think those lines are starting
to wear thin even with his base. >> do you agree with that, elise. people are tired of looking back at nine months ago and we want to look forward. do you think that's growing weary within his base? >> i think hillary clinton will always be a popular target for republicans, but at a certain point president trump has to start take responsibility and ownership of the country. you know, you look how president obama freblgtl chastised president bush for his -- but even his base got sick of that. >> okay. elise, ed, it's good to see you both as always. thank for you joining me. >> have a great weekend. thank you, you too. a breaking story off the coast of australia, where there's a search for three missing marines after their helicopters crashed. they are riding in an osprey
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thank for you joining me. i'm curious to your thoughts on how this development changes the equation for the trump administration. does it? >> well, people in my district may not know the nuances of how a grand jury works, but you say they have called a grand jury, they know that is not a good thing. so i think it does make a difference. it keeps that cloud hanging over him. it keeps the investigation going, it points out that it's a criminal problem and it's in washington, d.c., so it has to be people associated with the white house. the just department trumping the white house yesterday on investigation with the attorney general announcing a threefold increase related to leaked information. do you support the crackdown on leaks? >> well, there are several things about this crackdown. one is all of the leak that is come down are not national secure issues, even though they're pretending it it is.
you can't blame the press for putting out information. it's the leakers that are the problem. if the president treelted his staff with more respect and the people who are in the administration and in the bureaucracy, maybe they wouldn't be leaking all this. >> may i ask about a specific set of leaks this week, those being the transcripts of the president's phone calls with mexico and australia's leaders? do you think those calls should have been made public? >> no, the problem with that is that it makes other heads of state reluctant to talk to our president because they -- there's always good times to have those private conversations. i think that at the present time kind of lake you do need to look. >> andivity to ask you about a major proposal at the u.n., to punish north korea for its recent transgressions. the proposal would ban a number of experts from north korea,
which could cause them to lose about a billion in export revenues. do you support this proposal? do you think it could help stop the nuclear missile program? >> i do. that billion is about a third of their total exports. these are the toughers sanctions the u.s. has ever come with. this has been ongoing for a long time to get them to back away from their nuclear weapons development program. the big question this afternoon, will china be there? we've had this off and on relationship with china. first of president called them currency manipulators, then had a piece of cake with him, and then said they weren't doing enough. i guess wee reassured by tillerson's comments that we aren't looking for regime change. we just have to be sure the sanctions are in force. and it's interesting that the president now is very much relies on something like this coming from the u.n. i would also like to ask you
about the latest economic reports say jobs are up, unemployment is down, the president taking credit. i'm curious how this is playing out in your home district. are your constitutions see more opportunities or feeling this at all in their wall either? >> las vegas is doing much better. we were one of the hardest-hit places in that great recession, highest unemployment, four chlororates, so we are coming back, but these jobs are not just created because of mission that president trump has done. this is the continuation of a trend started under president obama and has been going on for several last year of his -- >> so the president taking credit for it is -- >> no, it's like him taking total credit for the stock market. >> i do want to ask you one more question before you go. you tweeted at the president saying, quote. if the white house is such a dump, why don't you move out and
take your family with you? that was in response to the "sports illustrated" record that the president called it a real dump. >> i meant what i want. it's so disrespectful to the american people, our history and the presidents who have lived there before, but it's not coming from this president. he's such a crass person, has such bass taste. you can tell that by what he wears and how he surrounds himself. i'm not sure he would recognize an american antique if he sat on it. >> the white house has pushed back on the statement, saying the president didn't say it, for the report, ma'am. dina titus, good to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you. all these people lining up in oklahoma for a mobile health care clinic. the battle over health care in congress is a very serious issue for these folks. we'll hear what they have to say about it.
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welcome back, everybody. this breaking news about an explosion. it occurred inside an office, about 5:00 a.m. local time, j.c. before first prayer, the muslim society of minnesota said someone throw a fire bomb in that building. the fbi is insisting police on this investigation. the health care badge is at a stale made in washington.
nbc's maya rodriguez is there for us. with a welcome back. i know you talked to people this morning. many if not most don't have health insurance, to talk about the care they're getting today. we're talking about vision and dental, we're inside a makeshift dental office. 30 chairs here. they've got do this all morning long. 30 chairs with volunteers who have come in from across the country. this is something that ram has been doing for decades thanks to found are sam brock, who started this decades ago. thank you for joining us and talking about what you're doing here. how are things been going? >> sluptly excellent. we have a great crew of volunteers, a great group of patients, as always, in fact about 500 of them, when makes this an medium-sized event for
us. it's the 873rd of these events. you've been doing they all over the world, here in the united states for a very long time. has the need increased? what changes have you seen? >> quite frankly we haven't even any change at all. haven't seen any changes in either the house or senate version. unfortunately huge amounts of people can't afford for go to the dentist or eye doctor for a simp pair of glasses. unless one of these allow for dentistry and vision care, i'm afraid that remote area medical will be doing this in this country for many, many years to come.
>> what do you see in american when you see all these people lined up? some started lining up yesterday. >> what i see is the opportunity for the powers that be to come to these events and talk to the people. it's the same people year after year after year. >> thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate everything you're doing here, stan. so far today they have treated so far about 400 patients, but they're expecting several hinge more. they'll be back again tomorrow. alex? >> that stan brock, he deserved thunderous applause, thank you so much, maya from idabel. president trump in his weekly address promoting the
immigration bill that the slash green cards. >> just this week we announced a historic immigration bill to create a merit-based green card system that ends the abuse of our welfare system stops chain migration and protects our workers and our economy. as an example, you cannot get welfare for five years when you come into our country good to see you, the president is saying though will end well fair abuse. what is your assessment of that statement? its it's already the law of the land. when i heard this, i scratched my head. as a result of the welfare reform and also the immigration reform of 1996, any well fair benefits for legal immigrants
were taken away for the first five years. there are a couple of exemptses here. so, for example, children, refugees, veterans who have served in the u.s. military, but otherwise, i mean, this is the law of the land, so it's almost like president trump is boasting that he's going to do something that's already been done. let's got to this proposal merit-based system. does that defeat its own purpose? does it also redue the number of -- do you think professionals, for example, will move here if they can't be with their family? >> absolutely. it doesn't mean the folks who come over who are the siblings or adult children will not be productive entities in the society. in the economy they're going to fill high-tech jobs, but also at the other end of the spectrum, the low-skilled jobs as well.
. so he's addressing a problem that doesn't exist. if anything we need to expand our immigration. the thing here is that with immigration, a rising tide lifts all boats. so there's the perception when immigrants come in that jobs leave, that is not true. the data, a lot of economists have done great work on this that show when immigrants come, jobs that oats would have gone abroad or just disappeared stay. the one statistic that sticks out in my mind from a study recently is for every 1,000 immigrants, 46 manufactures jobs are preserved here in the united states. >> some experts are going to argue the low-skilled workers drive wage reductions for the blue collar american workers.
when you have a tamping down of legal immigration and it could be filled and these jocks are not being filled by american-born workers, you will see a rise in undocumented labor. undocumented labor is what pushes wages down. legal immigration not necessarily so. so you're going to see a downward spiral. the second question, is are we prepared to play $20 a pound for cherries or tomatoes? yes, americans may take jobs that otherwise immigrants would take so that the back of the house jobs, the farm workers jobs, but are the employers going to pay them enough that americans will take those jobs? and as consumers, will we repay in a? >> a lot to talk about, when you know we'll do again.
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i'm afraid for this, and that is that i feel like we're marching toward a constitutional showdown. let's say there's a subpoena super the grand jury. the lawyers will say, mr. president, you have to comply with this. i'm not sure he's going to. and then what are we going to do? now we'll end up in course in d.c., a d.c. court will tell the president he must comply, but will he? >> former federal prosecutor sin thinky alksne sharing her concerns this morning. let's bring in the vice president of the national
security program at -- what would happen if the president didn't play by the rules with regard to one of these grand juries? do you think that could happen? >> i think it would be incredibly surprising and really troubling for the country. whether or not the president wants to comply, his new white house chief of staff john kelly sets he doesn't want toss cross-wise with the courts. so the president would find his inner circle putting pressure on him. >> i understand you have known john kelly for quite some time. talk about the approach he'll take. i notice you say you're supporting his approach, but do you respect the president to respond in kind? >> so i think this president will find himself in a very different situation than with john kellie. general kelly is somebody who
brings a strong sense of order and discipline. i think the president respects him. the president is someone who looks to alpha male, and he won't find anyone more alpha than john kellry. he's a very serious and confident person. i think the president will find himself alternates intimidated by that. >> getting back to robert mueller and the grand juries, why is she using two in the first place? who do they achieve that one alone cannot? >> so a grand jury is limited to only investigating crimes that take place in the jurisdiction where it happened. they can only cover things in their local area. the initial grand jury in northern virginia was looking at flynn and manafort and their businesses based there. by moving to washington, d.c., mueller can look at crimes that may have taken place in the white house or even at the trump hotel, or any of these places in washington. there is another question about whether or not financial crimes, which may have been taken place in trump tower are being looked
at. we don't know if there's a third grand jury in new york city. a former harvard law professor alan dershowitz said the d.c. grand jury gives the president a tactical advantage, because the district's ethnic and racial comp position might be unfavorable to the trump administration. is the deck stacked against the president there? how partisan of these grand juries? >> grand juries are not particularly partisan. they are made up of, you know, 20-some odd people who are drawn from the local area. the thing about grand juries and their bias is that it's just the prosecutor and the grand jury. there's no judge or adver sale process. in that sense the grand jury is biased toward the prosecutor, whoever the prosecutor may be. >> there are grand juries now involved, does that mean mueller has hi sights on the white house? >> it's hard to know exactly who the target is.
the white house can't say for sure they're not a target. certainly there are a number of things that have taken place in the white house that would raise attention. i think it's become clear that the president is the target of an investigation into obstruction of justice for the firing of the former fbi director james comey, and a number of fbi officials have been told they should expect to have to testify in front of a grand jury about that firing. >> so the president has warned mueller not to look into her financial records that would be crossing a red line, but the special counsel is reportedly doing that. >> is this maybe a case of mission creep? >> so special prosecutors have a wide latitude to investigate crimes that come up in the course of their investigation. if you may recall, the special prosecutor in the clinton administration ken starr started with a real state investigation and wound up with the president's infid dells with an intern in the white house. that was pretty far afield.
mueller may wind up looking at all kinds of things that come up in the course of the investigation, but it's important to remember that some of these financial ties with russia may be exactly pertinent to the question, because the russians try to buy influence with prominent people. they would try to cut deals, so in that sense you would have to look at trump's finances. i want to ask the question this way. i know you recently told "business insider" you believe the meeting was some sort of a ink todayle by russia, which was meant to lure the trump campaign into colluding. if that turns out to be true, does that change the legal implications for the trump camp? >> so not necessarily. the dangle on the russian side doesn't necessarily mean that the trump peet were witting of what they were trying to do or just colluded. it's the first step. you have to see what came after, what does the russians do in response? it's just a clue in this whole puzzle. >> mika, how long do you expect this to continue?
>> this could go for years. i think that we have a grand jury that will run at least 18 months. the question is whether or not mueller has concluded his investigation by the end of that time, or whether or not he needs to start up again. there's a lot of evidence to sift through here. i don't think that people should expect immediate results in this investigation. >> i'm curious, there any sort of time limit that they have to get approval, if you will, to continue with the investigation? or can it just go on until they feel it's completed? >> i don't believe there's any time limit on the appointment of the special prosecutor, nor is there a reason why they couldn't imbalance a second grand jury, but i can't man that mueller wants it to drag on forever. i think there's a lot of people in the white house who would prefer it didn't drag on. >> mieke eoyang, thank you for joining us. is the president officially picking sides after something he did late last night?
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you will look at where the base is at, and it is more behind ban non's approach to the world, and mcmaster's neo conapproach and we are all for the strong national defense and america taking the role on the international stage and saying that the interests must be accommodated and we are not for nation building. >> that is ned ryun who is a former speechwriter and his comments come after president trump said that he and general mcmaster are working together, a ped he is a good man and pro israel, and i am appreciative of the work he is doing for the country. and welcome in our guests, and a welcome the both oyou lf you la and so, tamara, what to you think that the president's calculation was to release that
stateme statement? >> the president is releasing a statement of what is a sort of a smear campaign from the alt-right and the bannon side of the white house, but not necessarily coming from bannon, but certainly from the outside agitating the lot of the internet commentary and beyond saying that mcmaster was not pro israel. it is truly a remarkable thing to have the president of the united states put out a statement saying that he is support i supporting the national security adviser, but these are the times that we are in. >> and you are reading into this, the public support of show for mcmaster and what are you seeing, seema? >> well, it is interesting, because it is the level taken on the internet and people saying prominent conservatives saying that mcmaster was undercutting trump and working against his interests and for trump to put out a statement showing the interest of general kelly and the place in the white house as
the new chief of staff, and kelly and mcmas the ter are natural allies, and so it is a number of factor s ths that led the statement. >> and tamron, "the new york times" has learned that special counsel robert mooueller has asd the white house to turn over documents related to the ousted robert flynn. and is there a sense that the white house would comply, and what does this suggest to how far the robert mueller team is digging into this investigation? >> tye cobb, the inside white house counsel, and the special counsel inside of the white house said they fully intend to cooperate with this investigation, and they want it to be over as soon as possible, and have every intention of cooperating. the fact that mike flynn is being investigated is something that has been known at least on some level for a very long time. >> and what about the revelation of not one but two grand juries, seema, washington, d.c., and northern virginia inside of the white house, and what is the
sense now that it is public news, and a sense of fear or defiance or how is that being read a? >> the public face of it is that it is the natural course of the investigation, but looking at president trump in the rally in west virginia, calling it a witch hunt, and trying to take away the victory that you voters gave to us, to me. and it is two different looks. >> and is there a concern about the blowback if they pursue the russia and not the kitchen table, and the health care and e e kconmy. >> we saw it in the 2016 presidential election and some special elections this year, where it is not enough, and the democrats are not winning on the anti-trump message, and the russian investigation, the voters understand it is complicated and for average person, and if you are working and taking care of the kids and trying to get through the day, you should not really know all about it, because it is in the
weeds, but if we are not out there talking about the jobs and the economy and things that affect people's lives we will see what happened in 2016 and the special elections that will happen again later in the year where they have a chance. >> and now, tamron, i want to the play for you what white house reporters were told to paul ryan back in wisconsin. here it is. >> i have not seen what jeff said about this, and leaks are a bad thing, and leaks are concerning, because they can often come opromize national security, but that is the problem of the leaker, and not the journalist. >> and tamara, what is your reaction to house speaker ryan's comments there? >> in part, it is responding to jeff sessions having not jeff sessions, but the deputy attorney general having been asked, you know, are you going after the leakers or are you going to the go after the journalists, and the deputy attorney general sort of demurring on it and said, i don't want the talk about the hypotheticals. and certainly, jeff sessions, the attorney general is concerned about leaks, and he is
in a way mostly responding to president trump who called him very weak on leaks. and basically said, go for it, and go after them. >> all right. tamara keith, and seema mehdi, thank you, and meantime, that is going to do itt for me, and thank you for watching and i will see you tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern and meantime, richard lui is going to take ak look at a historic travel ban and why naacp is issuing a travel ban to one southern state.
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