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at hill. first woman to join the judiciary committee, chair senate rules and administration committee, first woman to chair the powerful senate intelligence committee and first female ranking member on judiciary, a post she holds today. that's all for tonight and me. back tomorrow with more "mtp daily." "the beat with ari melber" starts right now. i'm sure ari you're the first to consistently drop wrap lyrics on msnbc. >> i was thinking of aliia who said age ain't nothing but a number katie. >> there you go. i don't have one to throw back. >> do you want to hold the awkward silence? >> i do. >> 2017, katy tur, thank you very much. trump's white house is still being rocked by some of the most bruising attacks that president
has faced with republican senator. calling him a man baby. new terms that contradict his past offers to democrats. day 19 of the puerto rican crisis. still have no power and donald trump tweeting his work for puerto rico has come with so little appreciation. trump's foreign policy judgment is in serious doubt. where is your president right now? on the golf course. hitting the links. something he's done 20% of his days in office thus far. and at this hour senator lindson graham reports he shot a 73 in windy and wet conditions. apparently trump is keeping low
profile amidst the ongoing fallout from senator corker's warning. >> i got more important things to do, doing my job, than to tell corker to keep his mouth shut or tell the president something. >> president is counterpuncher. >> he's turning this into all-out war with the republican party. >> now he's announced not running for re-election, unleashes him to do whatever and say whatever he wants to say. >> but this is not your typical political beef. there's spice. corker calls president a child and president lashes out. might be peppery marijuane ade they grapple over who is lying. but essential part of the recipe. even the greatest mar knead
needs good salt. this is about whether trump can be trusted with finger on the buttal. corker says antic risk launching us into world war 3. shelby, this is ridiculous, intense, political brawl, yet as i mentioned, goes to something more serious, leader of foreign relations for the republican party saying he's worried about war. >> it's ugly and unprecedented. talking to strategists to figure out pros of going to public. obviously a lot of cons. pressure on gop members to speak out. bannon ammunition, president leeway to act erratic, imboldens him. but one brought up saying might
box president trump into corner if he wants to fire tillerson or mattis or anybody else in the cabinet who is keeping the peace as corker said. we've seen that with president trump. if he floated idea of firing comey and senators spoke out, might not have done it. senator corker is retiring, nothing to lose and clearly has concerns about national security. fact it's on twitter, as you said, it's a bit insane. >> john, speak to shelby's point that method may be to contrain even worse potential behavior. >> i think bob corker is trying to speak out and feels liberated to speak out about something that concerns a lot of republicans in washington. as you suggested ari in your intro, this is not properly described as feud or face-off
between donald trump and bob corker. this is about the fitness of the president of the united states. he tweeted out something that was obviously ridiculous. no one believed it. saying bob corker had begged for his endorsement, didn't get it, didn't run, didn't have guts to run. nonsense, everyone knows it. bob corker provoked to spaek out. spoke out in sharp terms. but way he was describing president as fundamentally a not serious figure in the white house is something that many people in his party have come to believe from watching him that he doesn't have command of policy, that he is not applying himself to the job. nobody cares if you play golf as president, but the president between the golf and television and twitter does not seem to be taking to the job with the seriousness that you need in a president of the united states. and the most flagrant example is
way he's taunting the north korean leader in a crisis that saz the senator suggested could end up in a serious nuclear conflict. >> right. and seriousness goes to this. there are many views of this white house doing distraction and entertainment and content basically. but people speaking out aren't in the political or fundraising wing but people dealing with global affairs who probably know more than most americans because they're behind-the-scenes, seeing how bad it can be. corker on trump lying. i don't know why the president tweets out things that aren't true, you know he does it, everybody knows. and exchange between one of our reporters and anchors on the rex tillerson story because the legs john, seem to be again his own foreign policy people in the
party. in the administration like rex or corker today clearly worried about something. look at this exchange. >> was it moron or effing moron? >> it's unclear. but definitely more -- >> there's a little bit of a difference. >> definitely moron. >> john? >> as you suggested in the leadup, nobody doubts what rex tillerson said, which he essentially confirmed by not denying it. everyone knows there's a problem. you have people in the administration and jim mattis may be best example, who are caring about their jobs as if trump were not president at all. he comes before congress and says we have a stay in the iran deal and then the president puts out inflammatory statements, continuing a string for a long time about how terrible the deal is and how we need to get out of it and that sort of thing. these people are trying to take impulses that he has and views
that he expresses and make them not come to pass. same thing is happening on nafta, on north korea. >> goes to the notion of adult supervision. idea that president's words are best had they matter least and other people come in to supervise. add special guest. peter winter is veteran of number of administrations. wrote that some of the allies are suffering from toxic confirmation bias. fascinating piece. how do you contrast that to senator corker who is not suffering from that and feels a duty or reason to speak out. >> i would agree. i don't think that bob corker is suffering from confirmation bias, think speaking out because on his heart, mind and conscience, he feels that
commander in chief is psychologically unfit to lead. wish he had said it in summer of 2016 when he endorsed and validated trump but better late than never. corker is going against his own political tribe which i admire, but i admire more that he's speaking out for the interests of the country. this is a really dangerous moment. take a step back and think that a senior republican is essentially saying that a republican president is fundamentally unfit to lead the country, that's extraordinary. and this is hardly a state secret. for 1 thing, the way the donald trump acts, there's clear there's deep pathologies going on. beyond that i think john and others would confirm this, if you talk to republicans privately, they would confirm what corker said. just giving public voice to what
an awful lot of republicans know privately, and that's a frustration because more republicans should speak out. the moment has that much gravity. >> you put the finger on it. there's a type of normalization or exhaustion that can occur in american politics 2017. yet this country is too important to people who live here and rule we play in the world for everyone to take a back seat. this is extraordinary set of criticism and view that trump needs supervision is not without precedent. final days of nixon's presidency, defense secretary gave this order, saying if the president gives nuclear launch order military commanders check with him or kissinger for executing them. fear that unhinged president could start a war during final year in office. with trump, republicans voicing that fear during his first year in office. peter, what should be done about it?
what are you calling on patriotic republicans to do? >> one, they need to speak the truth. like bob corker, speak truth to power. beyond that be alert to what is going on. schlessinger, kissinger example is good one. but richard nixon was stable up until the end with watergate and they didn't have to do when they worried might happen. trump is a different category of a problem because i think this is more fundamental. you've got to have people in the white house trying to control and contain them. i think they're trying to do it, i hope they succeed but it's not easy. fact you have to have this and that these individuals have to essentially be on a constant state of alert is really worrisome. look, that's what happens when a country elects a person not fit to be president. there's a cost to that. people thought they could take a
gamble, the situation was so bad, heard republican friends of mine say the situation couldn't get worse, why not take the risk. we're seeing the answer to that question play out. it's not pretty. >> that point is striking. senator corker is not first republican to speak out. heard similar criticism from senator ssa, flaik, mccain. but he was close to the president and on the short lists for vice president. fact he was so close to the president, at one point believed in his message speaks to the fact that president trump's base elected him to break things. wanted to rip up trade deals, back out of the iran nuclear agreement, wanted to change the way we do business in washington, d.c., now we're seeing republican leaders walk that back, say i made a mistake. >> right which -- >> almost out of time.
fit in break, but to paraphrase donald trump, what do you have to lose? according to this panel, maybe a lot. still ahead. digital director detailing what he calls secrets of digital success. and did vice president pence waste your money on publicity. mike luca is here and hopping mad. trump revealed a secret plan to change voter laws and administration fighting to not release it. obtained the document thanks to aclu litigation and talk to them about it. i'm ari melber. this is "the beat." ♪
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director. this summer said would meet with investigators, denying collusion, said only thing was provided by facebook and tw twitter. can be typical. different on "60 minutes." >> we had half embended in our offices. >> what? >> facebook employees showed up. >> at trump campaign? >> facebook and twitter. multiple days a week. helping to teach us use the platform. >> helping you get elected? >> asked all of them by e-mail, i want to know every secret button, click. everything you would tell hillary's campaign, then some. >> facebook said offered to clinton and trump campaigns. but denied other claim, saying
that trump didn't get to hand pick facebook employees based on their beliefs. >> how do you know not trojan horses. >> asked them to be republicans people that supported donald trump. set up that way. >> tech company is facing more scrutiny. "washington post" reporting that spent to spread news. silicon valley gets warmer treatment because its products are popular but there's a new picture emerging of tech companies deploying political power while claiming not to be political and shaping media while claiming not to be media. sell not just to highest bidder, every bidder. trump, clinton, potential criminal foreign elements.
joyce vance and david ki kirkpatrick, wrote "the facebook effect" as someone who has followed this closely. what is your take-away how late and lazy and sloppy they've been to deal with they are role in this? >> lazy is not a word i would apply to leaders of facebook, but i think they're late to recognize the degree to which the systems that have arisen organically over the course of many years could be so deeply manipulated in ways they don't seem to have anticipated. that's shocking to me. in that sense very surprise. >> not lazy about policing journalism? a huge platform for sharing information and their attitude initially was we don't have responsibility. >> naïve. didn't anticipate the degree to
which their systems would be used for. they should be faulted absolutely. i don't think -- >> i don't think they're naïve about the things that matter to them, make money or be this incredible platform. then when it comes to figuring out whether people used rubles to buy ads or fake news is spreading like wildfire and clicks make them money, suddenly supposed to think they're naïve. >> cheryl sandburg on related topic shocked to learn that phrase like jew hater could be targeted on facebook advertising and on them they didn't figure it out. shocking. analogous. >> i'll answer but joyce go
ahead. >> interesting situation. unprecedented use of facebook interfering with political process, maybe not in illegal way but has implications for how americans assess the integrity of their vote moving forward. all have to be thoroughly explored. >> mentioned legal way and we have your question in the pending items folder. isn't this part of the issue that entire federal laws around combatting foreign interference are predigital? they're strict about rubles into the campaign coffer but not the digital media coffer. and is it congress's job having gone through this trauma to add more rules to make it illegal so companies care about it because they have to care about what hurts them? >> you're right. one of issues that government has been confronting is
technology is ahead of the law. seen it in criminal context and seeing it here. facebook and other companies avoided regulation, particularly in campaign finance, and now we're paying a price for it as company. something we'll see as result is new laws to be more regulatory. david thinks they'll name facebook as they move forward but we'll see increased regulation. >> another moment from "60 minutes," talking about what worked and conversations within the campaign with donald trump. take a listen. >> hundreds of thousands of them. >> ads? >> programmatic. in one day. >> every day. >> averaged 57,000 ads. >> all automated. >> changing language, words, colors. certain people like a green button better than blue.
>> showed how they tested. multiple versions of the same ad with differences. >> later there's exchange where he says trump doesn't believe that this is the way you win campaigns. twitter is where you spoke. facebook to target. because facebook is broad highway, they don't know everything going on on the side of every road. but when mark zuckerberg says blaming them for fake news is crazy, then adjusts that -- >> said to me on the stage. >> what did you think at the same time? >> i was surprised but naïve is a word he's accepted about himself in retrospect. completely done a 180 in the subsequent year. really they didn't realize what they had built. powerful column in "new york times" compared it to
frankenstein after he invents the monster, oh, my god, i didn't know what it was going to turn into. something deeply analogous but involving all society. not just united states. this is a system that applies in almost every country in the world, deeply implicated in every election there is today. >> right. that's a level of power they're exercising with far fewer rules for the reasons joyce was outlining. i would say good conversation yes? >> i enjoyed it. >> i did. joyce vance and david kirkpatrick. thanks for being here. burning other question in the russia probe, did americans help the hackers in the kremlin, learning tra mueller's hunt. and backlash from vice president's walk-off from the protest. coasts to the toip.
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getting clobbered fosh his scripted stunt of walking out of the football game. 49ers have kneeled and trump administration expected them, prepped the departure, telling the press pool don't leave the van in the parking lot because of early departure from the game. critics slamming it as waste of taxpayer dollars and waste of the vice president's time. iconic skit called "when keeping it real goes wrong," this is example of keeping it fake goes wrong. hoped for rerun of the nfl feud but scripted outreach and clumsy fakery, even posting a three-year-old clip from pence. all gone wrong. not igniting discussions about the anthem or patriotism but the stunt, fakery and even more
taxpayer dollars wasted by the trump administration. joining me long-time columnist and sports writer, several best selling novels. mike loupe ka. and ceo of the victory fund. mike what are we to take from this, you're at intersection of sports, culture and political ethics. >> with all due respect to the vice president of the united states, he looks like a pious phony here. what travel agent booked trip from vegas to indy and back to california? if this were football, flagged 15 yards for excessive patriotic grandstanding. he knew it was 49ers, what was going to happen, attended the game anyway. one more thing about the convenient patriotism of professional football in this
country. this is a sport that took millions of dollars from the department of defense for years to honor our servicemen. now we've drawn this line in the sand if football players kneel before or during the national anthem, they're disrespecting the flag. which this has never been about for one minute. >> absolutely nothing with the flag. it's group of conservatives frustrated that ar ken-americans are frustrating them and how dare they take a knee. mike pence will sink an entire state to push his bigotry, which he did to lgbt community with his bill in 2015. doesn't care about black people or issues of policing. demonstrated this and distracts from real conversation about people in this country being treated fairly with dignity and respect. what the vice president should
be running around talking about. >> there's also a question whether he's getting trumpier. he went and saw protested "hamilton" and put another spin on it. talking about the musical. >> it was a real joy to be there. when we arrived, we heard a few boos and some cheers. nudged my kids and reminded them, that's what freedom sounds like. >> mike, that's what freedom sounds like. >> apparently not when it's done about these players for this reason. >> the false narrative about the anthem protests from the start is dissent is now unpatriotic in this country. it's not. it never has been. as patriotic as the flag that sports people wrap themselves in. now jerry jones, owner of the cowboys saying going to bench players who do anything like that in the national anthem.
>> jam i and jemmel hill was suspended for tweeting about that. >> ridiculous and she also said maybe greg hardy should have taken a knee. accused domestic abuser hired by jones. star running back elliott is appealing a six-game suspension for same thing. now more offended by players doing this in anthem than that, hypocrisy is breath tking. >> what frustrates me the most is having conversations about dissent and who can have it and should be talking about fact these people are seeking justice. white house, president of the united states and vice president should care deeply about justice for all americans. that's what taking the knee is about, dealing with police brutality happening against black folks unfairly in the country.
that's what this is about. not just dissent but quest for justice and fairness and exclusivity. that's not the conversation happening. that's what we need to be talking about. >> also about posting old pictures of yourself at a football game. >> lies and fake news they're perpetuating. fake news. >> you used this phrase sometimes, ethical fervor, there was more ethical fervor from the vice president about football players than about torches being back in charlottesville on the same weekend. >> uh-huh. absolutely true. kkk literally neo-nazis marching on charlottesville, mums the word, those are good people. black people saying i myself have been pulled over and feared for my life, brothers gunned down in the street saying you're just disrespecting america. this is racism plain and simple.
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clinton won more votes than he did. which means she was more popular last year and trump approval has since fallen into the 30s. for trump the silver lining is campaign was good at targeting. won fewer votes but mobilized them in right place to win the electoral college. were they too good? two former cia leaders saying russia's election targeting was so good must have had american help because they don't have capability to do it alone. told us evidence suggests that russian hackers had help from americans. >> yes. that is certainly the likely result. they had ads targeted in concept of attacking issues related to race. certainly were engaged in other strategies -- >> so you're saying, open question is which americans. we talk about which campaign, you're saying it looks like some americans helped the russians
and bigger question is whether they were affiliated with donald trump or not. >> i'm saying it's very likely and we need to get to the bottom of who was involved here. >> under that theory of inside job, americans would want to help the trump campaign and maybe the trump campaign didn't know or inside help came from someone working with the trump campaign. would be another theory. digital aides deny any collusion and consulters, partially owned by steve bannon backer robert mercer and he recently gave money to trump's defense fund. good day to you. notion they had american help. how does a prosecutor dig into that? >> as you pointed outs it's a serious allegation and huge concern. we expect mueller would be -- we
know he executed a warrant on facebook. going to be looking at what communications were there between americans and individuals behind the russian ads. earlier in the show you were talking about the recent story how facebook employees were embedded with the trump campaign. according to the campaign people inclined to help the campaign and supporters of theirs, i suspect bob mueller would want to talk to those people as well. and frankly if anybody knew they were aiding in russian efforts to influence the election, they could be criminally liable for that. >> which goes to what did they think they were doing at the time and what put them on notice. tentacles keep stretching. resort to something most probably haven't see, just got to today. oxford study finds sites targeting u.s. military personnel linked with russian
origin content and 7% of the content shared by u.s. veteran groups online is fake news and 22% shared by political right groups online is fake news. how do you view something like that? mueller has intelligence and criminal mandate. we're in a whole new world when you hear about our men and women in uniform, soldiers and veterans who obviously are loyal to the united states being targeted sometimes without realizing it online and someone is pushing russian-backed content into their information stream. >> he's trying to make our military left effective and divide us and make us weaker as country. referring to vladimir putin and the russians. they're our enemies. what is scary, did such a good job pushing buttons and dividing us, we don't even see a united
front on capitol hill and elsewhere for bipartisan investigation into what they're doing. interference in voting systems of 21 states and i haven't heard anything about a federal investigation except what mueller is doing to investigate what is happening in voting machines. it's very serious and we're victims of coordinated attack and latest news about attack on the military demonstrates that russia is not our friend and white nationalists in charlottesville chanting that russia is our friend are not loyal to the united states themselves. >> looking to go back to greatest hits. donald trump coming into office and demanding to be told he's not a target of any investigation. that was issue with him and jim comey but "new york times" reporting that president trump's lawyers have a cooperation
approach and hope to get mueller to doe clar that trump is not a target of the inquiry. your view of that goal? >> almost like -- there's that old image of jousting at windmills from "don kquixote" te old novel. trump is a subject of the investigation. mueller is investigating potential -- of justice for comey and wasn't a low-level staffer who made the order to fire mr. comey, it was president of the united states. until that gets wrapped up, question of whether or not the president is subject of the investigation will not be settled and number of paths to which the president might have potential liability. i suspect mueller is going to keep his mouth shut in terms of
giving assurance to the president in terms of the investigation. >> mouth shut, options open. thank you as always. coming up, new information from voting commission, documents they didn't want out and why is donald trump claiming he came up with the term "fake news," i have a special comment on that ahead. you nervous? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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throughout the campaign, and even after, people would come up to me and express their concerns about voter inconsistencies and irregularities which they saw. in some cases have be to do with very large numbers of people in certain states. >> new reporting tonight about trump's election commission. we're getting the first look at previously secret documents about this commission's goals. we only have these files because the trump administration just lost a court battle to keep them secret. began after the election when trump met with controversial
voting official who came armed with some plans. >> see that piece of paper he's accidentally exposing to the cameras when posing with trump? >> digital era it's best to use envelope or folder. >> many wondering what else was in the files and judge just ordered thiss ordered their release. reporting that all a ploy to change the law and help republicans. sounded sinister but commission new and not much evidence yet. new document shows one of the goals was change federal voting laws and most of the others totally redacted. just a piece of the puzzle and small piece but members of the commission don't just want to study voting but change the law and for some reason they don't
want you to know about that. dale hoe, director of the aclu's voter's project. he's the reason we know about all this. this level of redaction, your thoughts? >> goes to show how desperate they are to keep plans from the public. we've said from beginning this is a sham, trojan horse to create a narrative to justify restrictions on voting. these documents begin to show this is the case. >> how do you know this is not just chris koeb ek's project, versus sms something the trump administration signed on it. originally called a theory, voter changes or what your group has called suppression, maybe not but to be open-minded and fair, hadn't started working
yet. >> look at timing and creation of the commission. day after the election secretary e-mailed members of the administration, i have draft of the only thing that's prevented him from implementing all of this voter suppression plans in kansas. that's the day after the election. two weeks later he meets with trump dur to interview for homeland security secretary and he is photographed with the infamous document in his hands which makes reference to the national voter registration act and proof of citizenship. two weeks later trump started tweeting i didn't lose the popular vote. i won once you subtract all of the supposed illegal votes. and then he sets up the commission and put kobach in charge of that. >> executive director of the committee for civil rights under law, an organization that has worked on voter protection and explicitly fought voter suppression of african american voters since the kennedy era.
your view of what the new documents and these new reports teach us. >> these documents are most certainly a smoking gun. they make clear that the agenda for the election integrity commission led by chris kobach is simply to lay the groundwork to support a campaign to promote voter suppression laws all across the country. we know that chris kobach has been a champion of proof of citizenship requirements, which is straight out of the voters suppression playbook. this is a requirement that would essentially require that ordinary americans seeking to register to vote walk with their birth certificate or their passport in their back pocket and produce a photo company and attach to it their voter registration form if they want to make it on to the rolls. >> do you look at it as a widespread birtherism? >> absolutely.
chris kobach is somebody who is anti-immigrant. he is promoted and touted xenophobic policies throughout his career as secretary of state in kansas. and in kansas, where he pushed this burdensome proof of citizenship requirement, one in seven people in kansas have had trouble registering to vote because of this. these documents i think make very clear that the agenda for this commission has been predetermined from the outset. >> right. which i just want to give dale one more chance, which is an important point. i should mention we invited chris kobach and several other members of the commission to come on today either with either of you or alone. no one took us up on that. dale, what do you want to say to the commission now that you feel you have exposed this. >> i want to say the jig is up. from the beginning they've been saying where no predetermined outcomes, no preordained policy goals. but we know now.
these documents show you. we see you. we snowe know exactly what it is you've been trying to do which is to take chris kobach's voter suppression experiment from kansas which has stopped one out of seven people from registering to vote in that state. they want to take those plans national. that's been the game plan from the beginning. >> dale, you and your organization have taught people something. and kristen, i know you have been on this battle for a long time. thank you both. if you want to weigh in on the voter commission, try to send us your thoughts on facebook or twitter with the beat with ari or msnbc.com. what do you think the voter commission should do now? and still ahead, trump claims he came up with the word "fake" in fake news. i have a message for him, straight ahead.
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and now we turn to the fake news there is a long history of political propaganda in america. but after donald trump's election, people singled out fake news as false items posted online to trick people into thinking they were reading true stories from real journalists. here are two of the most shared headlines on facebook during the general election, false stories about the pope endorsing trump and clinton selling weapons to isis. president obama spoke out about the problem in november weeks after the election. >> if generally we've got elections that aren't focused on issues and are full of fake news
and false information and distractions, then the issue is not going to be what's happening from the outside. the issue is going to be what are we doing to ourselves from the inside. >> from the inside. also after the election, real journalists started reporting on the hucksters impersonating journalists, finding some were doing it for money, and fake stories boosting trump did better than those boosting clinton. other fake news of course came from putin's meddling, still under investigation. that was all right after the election. americans were exposing fake news and it was making trump look bad. keep those facts in mind when you hear trump's new false absurd claim that he invented the term "fake news" from this new interview. >> the media is really the word i think one of the greatest of all terms i've come up with is fake. i guess other people have used it perhaps over the years. but i'd never noticed it. and it's a shame. and they really hurt the
country, because they take away the spirit of the country. >> trump did not invent the term "fake news." in fact, the very first time he ever tweeted the term was after the election all the way in december. his emphasis of course is on diluting this term and using it as an attack on actual journalism. it's not a sophisticated strategy, but it can work. trump took a criticism that was sticking to him and he threw it at other people. republican strategist karl rove known for that strategy, projecting your own weaknesses on to opponents. we don't know if trump's bastardization of fake news even is a strategy. subjection can also be subconscious, when you deny your own guilt or culpability and subscribe to it others. i was just watching this new documentary about steven spielberg and he says people's subconscious choices are so revealing because they're so revealing.
subconsciously maybe deep down he feels his own appeal is fake and he can't believe he made hit the far. >> hey, i'm president. hey, i'm president! can you believe it? >> can you? that does it for me. thanks for watching "the beat." i'll see you back here tomorrow night 6:00 p.m. eastern. "hardball with chris mathews" hard starts now. whistle-blower. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington where we just heard a stung revelation about the president of the united states. the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, one of the body's top leaders has just declared the white house an adult day-care center. an adult day-care center. senator bob corker of tennessee said the president treats his office like a reality show. and he acts like he is doing "the apprentice" or something. senator corker warned that the