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tonight with new republican voices rising up against him donald trump declares the republican party unified. a separate question may be what will be his first real legislative win? plus the alarming new report that diplomatic efforts with f legislative win? >> plus the alarming new report that diplomatic efforts with north korea are on their last legs, according to a u.s. official. they're blaming the president's choice of words. speaking of the president, he's very smart, has a world class memory and is well schooled. as reminded us again today as the 11th hour gets under way on a wednesday night. well, good evening once again from our nbc news headquarters here in new york. day 279 of the trump administration brings headlines of strife, anxiety and all out warfare within the gop. an international power struggle on public display. after a day of criticism from republican senators and with no major legislative sick to her to
speak of, the president tried to project one message about his party today. >> we have actually great unity in the republican party. we have great unity. i called it a love fest. it was almost a love fest. maybe it was a love fest. but standing ovations. there is great unity. i will say this. i think the republican party has a pretty good unity. there was tremendous unity in that room. and we're really unified on what we wanted to do. there's great unity. we have actually in the republican party in a true sense, we have great unity. we have great unity. i was with the senate yesterday, the entire republican senate and other than two people, there was a lot of love in that room. >> as you might have gathered unity was a big message today. when people talk about the fight for the soul of the republican party these days, there's really just one soul they're talking about and that's steve bannon. after jeff flake announced he's not running for senate again,
bannon called the senator, quote, another scam. tonight there are reports. the headline from the "washington post" tonight, mcconnell allies declare open warfare on bannon. this gets interesting. a remierpd here, bannon has said he wants to bring down mcconnell, chief among others. the post writes this plan for mcconnell allies is, quote, to attack bannon personally as they work to protect incumbents facing uphill primary friets. the effort reflects the growing concern of republican lawmakers over the rice of aept establishment forces and comes amid escalating fury over president trump's conduct. and part of the strategy here appears to be convincing donald trump to sign onto it. "the new york times" quoting senator lindsey gram writing establishment republicans are convinced mr. trump that if you join with bannon, you cut your own throat, mr. graham said
because it could lead to an impeachment effort by a democratic controlled congress. as this fight plays out, we have a new snap shot of how the nation views our president. the new poll from knocks news shows 38% of voters approve of trump's job performance. that's a new lull for their poll. that's a 57% disapproval. let's bring in our lead hof panel tonight. welcome to you all. jeremy, i'll begin with you. by the time i left my office to come to the studio, you were out front a one story on the front page of the times website tonight and presumably for print version in the morning a piece you coauthor and this sentence sticks out. the grand old party risks a
longer term transformation into the party of trump. tell us what you mean. >> so, brian, what's happened here since donald trump accepted the republican nomination is a party that has to reckon with a base that it does not quite understand and a base that frankly does not support party leadership. i mean, this is what happens when republicans nominate someone who is not a republican. and the complaint that i hear from voters when i'm out talking to them is they feel that the republican leadership in congress is going about their business as if the presidential part of the election didn't happen, that they're stifling donald trump's agenda, they're blocking his priorities. and there is, of course, not -- that's not entirely true. donald trump shashs a lot of the blame for not getting his priorities through congress.
but that's how it's perceived. and members of congress need to realize that they are going to get blamed before donald trump is going to get blamed. his base is not walking away of the and right now there is this populist ground swell among republican voters that is really tired of business as usual. they are tied of being told one thing by politicians when they're campaigning and then seeing them are not to love up to their proksz once they get to washington. and this has to be the most anti-incumbent environment that i think i've seen in my time covering politics. that's a dangerous thing for a republican majority. >> i was going to say in the modern era, certainly since the rise of the tea party, we saw a good bit of it then. but i think you're right. >> kim better, for -- all this
talk of unity, to what end? where is the lejts laifb agenda and where the nongorsuch victories? >> yeah. they still are trying to work them out even on an issue like tax reform which by and large every republican, whether you're a trump or a mcconnell republican wants to get that done. it's tough to even come to the details and work that out so far and if they don't do that, a lot of republicans are really worried about what this means. if you see this sort of vision now, incumbent challenges now, one more legislative failure and it's going to boil over to even bigger levels. and steve bannon will again claim victory. so the stakes have never been higher to pass one bill before the end of the year, you know, one told me that this bill is
apocalyptic to pass tax reform before the end of the year. hey, anita, these poll numbers. this is a fox news poll. is this baked -- when you speak to folks at the white house, are they phased by a 38% number? >> they haven't been faced by the number since the beginning of the administration. >> good point. >> they haven't. it's been low since the beginning. it's been in the 40s, gone through the firts. they feel they have the base still. that might have chipped away a little bit. they still kneel like they have this movement in the country. now the sten movement, but they feel like u this movement out there and that no matter what happens we say every week it's getting worse and worse. no matter what happens they still are with them.
if you go and talk to the people who support him, they're blaming medical, paul reason. that's true not blaming trump. societies what they're riks aid on is getting rid of those guys and getting other people he can work with. >> let me take a different way into it. what about the democrats? i mean, they still have wants and needs. they still occupy a good many seats in foet chambers. what's it like to be a democratic or a drm leader these days? >> i think you are counting down the days until election day 2018, brian. i think democrats feel that there is a better chance now that you. you have republican warfare on one thoer which steve bannon's assault on republican incumbents is going to require them to
spend on things they didn't plan on spending. they were going to pick up seats. historically we know that's what happens. so it's just a matter of hoping that things stay the same, remain chaotic and that eventually the russia investigation picks back up which trangel we haven't been talking about a lot lately. we don't know what robert mueller has been up so. b >> maybe on the russia front, but sitting here every night it seems anything but quiet. >> i retract. >> okay. kimberly, i want you to watch with us jeff flake from this morning. we'll talk about it on the other side. >> how about the future of your fight against president trump? where does it go next? are you hope to challenging him in 20/20? >> that's a way away.
i'm focused on my next 14 months in the senate. >> so, kimberly, this is an interesting question. first of all, do you take him at his word? and the second part of the question is does become, corker flake combined equal a movement? and i'm sure they're looking for reinforcements. >> sure, i'll take the senator at his word which you didn't confirm or deny that that's a possibility. so i'll take that. look, you have these three lawmakers who are now the face of the trump opposition in the senate. they say that there are others who agree with them and just don't have the cover to be focal about it, but they're urging more people to come out. so far. there hasn't been anybody coming out publicly since jeff flake made his extraordinary speech on the senate floor. so we'll watch that. it's a time tough fiem for all
the reasons we've been talking about. it's a time when voters seem to be siding with the president and there seems to be strength to this movement, that sort of insurgeridy that's come. and we're seeing more members of the nature, for example, endorse roadway moore? balm, nobody who railed against the same sex maerk division chlgt we're seeing the movement in the opposite drink, i think. >> senator core -- hey, anita, let's start with these three, mccain, corker and flake. the white house is going to their votes he is special elon tax refarm. this is where the math gets really interesting, especially two guys who have just announced they're not going to stand for re-election. they're going to be hyper critical of the president even in their own party. >> right.
donald trump's -- i mean, here we are in october, right. almost november next week. they already haven't done very much, accomplished vehicle and it was already in perfectly. now it's even more in peril. this is something that republicans agree th-- this is t off the table. surprising republicans on capitol hill. and now you've got this whole issue with, you know, republicans on capitol hill you know, fighting with him. so that's not going to be good. he definitely neetsds their voters and it's just going to be worse. you talked to before are others going to join him? probably. probably they're going to join in opposition eventually. so just a couple more votes. every person that opposes him, it's just going to chip away at that majority that he
desperately needs. >> jeremy if aaron sorkin were writing this as a screen play treatment, there would be a game of bill yards. it would be mcconnell and trump. and mcconnell would say, prepared, you have to understanden this. i need you to have your guy bannon call off the dogs. that's going to -- you, sir, could be impeached in the worst case scenario. how are we, do you think, jeremy from aaron sorkin's treatment. >> about as far as i can imagine. they do not care for one another personally. i know for a fact that trump has disparaged mcconnell in private to other senators and conservative movement leaders as we can. and the second heart of your question there assumes that donald trump wants to stop some
of these races. i mean, let's not forget had jeff flake not come out and said i'm not running again donald trump would have -- i do think that we can't forget that there are some but not all, certainly, republican centers, donald trump is perfectly fine with having no longer there. >> three risk journalists to start us off on a wednesday night. our thanks to all of you. coming up, we'll go to a break and has diplomacy between washington and pyongyang completely broken and what can that mean? the details of an nbc news exclusive report up again. more on steve bannon and the central question are republicans going to allow bannon to be the next republican king maker. again, more on that as the 11th hour gets under way on a wednesday night. y's gotten usede room smelling like sweaty odors.
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the united states senate in particular has done, i think, a terrible job disappointing president trump. and let me say something about president trump. i've had the great honor of being the ceo of the campaign and then being his chief strategist and senior counsel in the white house and now i'm proud to say his wing man outside. >> that was steve bannon on friday. since then, as we've said, senators bob corker, jeff flake have launched blistering attacks on the sitting president. corker was already planning to retire at the end of his term. flake has announced now that he will join him. that news prompted a source
close to bannon to say to nbc news another day, another scalp. there's some consensus that bannon is winning. just look at some of tonight 80s headlines. "the new york times," as gop bends toward trump, critics either give in or give up. daily beast, establishment republicans agree steve bannon is kicking our you know what at nbc. welcome to been an's world. the awe none than allen puts it this way. if the challenges win senate seats, if they lose there will be even fewer mcconnell. in shatter bannon and company just by playing. here for more on all of this, charlie sykes, jonathan allen,
i'm going to begin with you. as they say in law school defend your quote that they win just by playing the game. >> number one, by having these primary challenges, they get some fear going in the republican cloek room. other senators don't want primary challenges and while only a third of the senate is up every two years, a lot of these guys are looking down the road. that means they're more likely to get in line on the trump agenda. on the electoral battlefield, if they run challengers who win, if they run and they win in the primary but lose in the general election, you still have one less -- the immediate aim is to get rid of mitch mcconnell as the majority leader. they don't have to win all of them. they only have to put the fear of god in some of the senate republicans to actually get something done. >> charlie, how big is this
bannon faction of your party that is, forgive me, leading your party around by the nose. >> you know, put this in some perspective, if it wasn't for that sweet sweet mercer money in donald trump, steve bannon would be an internet troll. >> explain to our viewers what you mean by mercer money. >> we're talking about the billionaire mercer money that is back rolling these challengers. if it wasn't for that money i don't think there would be a lot of serious attention. look, i agree with jonathan's analysis completely except for this question. so if they get rid of mcconnell, what exactly do they win? what is the end game. ? how is the republican agenda, the kefblt agenda, the trump agenda advanced in any way by getting rid of mitch mcconnell because what comes after that other than more dysfunction,
other than tearing it down? because, you know, despite this narrative that congress is not sufficiently supportive of the trump agenda, one of the things we are also learning over the last several weeks is that donald trump, despite his reputation, is a terrible negotiator. you know, i don't know new york real estate, but, you know, maybe being a blustery bullying con man works there. it doesn't work in washington. and at some point people are going to have to say, hey, the buck actually does stop with you. you can get rid of mitch mcconnell. you can get rid of paul ryan, but the fundamental problem that you have is donald trump. >> jonathan, i want to hear you answer his question if not mcconnell, then who? >> that's a perfect question because there is not an answer to that right now. incompetent if you look at bannon and his allies, what they believe will about mitch mcconnell is that he is protecting this establishment status quo, that he does things, cuts deals that are at odds with trumpism, with the nationalist
populism that steve bannon talks about. and so i think for them getting rid of something who does that is the goal almost no matter who comes next because i think they believe whoever comes next will show more fewty to what they want. >> i want you to guys to listen to some voters. nbc correspondent were in arizona today motivated by the flake announcement and the possibility of who may follow him in a u.s. senate. it looks like they went to a cafe and talked to some voters. >> what do you think about president trump and his relationship with republican senators. >> it's not good. i bram the senate. >> you blame the senate. >> absolutely. they're trying to keep the same old good boys network together and he's trying to bring in the constitution and set us all, you know, the way the founders wanted us to be.
i have not seen anything like this and i love the man. >> you love president trump. >> i do. >> what do you think about senator flake's stance saying he's done? >> i hate to see him go. he has been with the party something like 93% of the time. i admire him for taking a stand. >> you admire senator flake. >> absolutely. >> so interesting there and i also want to follow that up with a quote from steve bannon to the financial times. quote, the establishment republicans are in full collapse. they're not even fighting back. they're out of ideas, guts and out of money. and charlie, we can see when we talk to people accident when we talk to voters that anti-establishment message, washington is hurting president trump, let's give him a chance. that is really getting through. >> it is getting through, but i'm struck by the arrogance and
the hubris of bannon's quote. look, a political party that is perjuring the likes of bob corker, john mccain and jeff flake and replacing them with somebody like roy moore is not a party that is headed in the direction that i think has a long-term future. i mean, this is an interesting moment. you know, yes, they're speaking the football, but think about the transformation of this party and where they're going. yeah, steve bannon may be enjoying a short-term advantage. long time i'm not so sure. this is the thing about bargains with the delve. you get a lot of things that you like, but the price is always much much greater than you anticipate in the beginning. >> by the way, this is why we urge folks to read charlie's new book. jonathan, i asked this question in our first segment. does mccain, dorker and flake a movement make? >> certainly the start of one or
even partially the escalation of one in terms of those people getting moved out, the skams that bannon claims. and yet on the other side there's a risk for trump and for bannon, which is that if you knock out enough of these guys and they're lame ducks between now and next year's midterms, they may start voting against the trump agenda freely. and with such narrow marjz in the senate they really can't afford to have guys peeling off. >> our thanks to great guests who we'll have on again and again. charlie sykes, jonathan allen, thank you both. and coming up after another break, if there are two options on north korea, diplomacy or nuclear war, how badly broken is diplomacy right about now? how much of that is due to the president's choice of words? some exclusive reporting on that front bh the 11th hour continues.
yes or no, are you going? >> i'd rather not say, but you'll be surprised. >> that question about the demilitarized zone. president trump is scheduled to depart for his first trip to asia as president next month. the stakes are high. stops in japan, china, vietnam, the philippines, and south korea. as you heard there, he declined to say whether or not that trip
would include a trip to the dmz, saying only that it would be a surprise. let's say that that means yes as we are told not to expect a trip to the dmz officially. speculation only. in washington many remain fearful as the president continues to escalate his rhetoric toward north korea and its leader kim jong-un, who he's called little rocket man. and what this may mean for any hope of a diplomatic solution. with us to talk about all of it tonight, vivian sa lamb ma, nbc news national political reporter who is out with a new piece today. and gored often chang is back with us. daily beast columnist and the author of nuclear show down, north korea takes on the world. an appropriate title. vivian, tell our viewers about your piece and the diplomat in particular who has people
alarmed and appropriately probably spun up about this. >> well, brian, let's say you have an acquaintance and you want to give them a call, talk to them directly, and that acquaintance stops answering their phone basically. you can get messages to those acquaintances through mutual friends, but essentially you risk miscommunication, something getting lost in translation. what we learned at nbc news is essentially north korea is not picking up the phone anymore and that channel, that direct line of dim mace that our diplomats have been working so hard to establish in recent months to de-escalate teksz that basically fizzled and we're now having to rely on indirect chanlts either through china. now, that is a significant change in the dynamic from a month ago and a lot has happened in that period of time. president trump has really ramped up his rhetoric against north korea, calling kim jong-un rocket man, threatening fire and
fury and so a lot of this has really weighed heavily on the psychee of the north koreans. at the heart of in is that diplomat who is the special representative for north korea. he has been pleading with lawmakers and official trig to talk president trump down from that rhetoric saying it's not helping. it's really just con naturing the situation and making matters worse. and obviously we're not quite at a military confrontation yet and this is something that all the officials spoke to and really emphasized. when you lose that channel, when thiers a break down in any diplomatic channel, it races concern, it races risk for military confrontation or misunderstanding. that's where we stand tote and it's a concern for a lot of people and oversees. >> i say this -- we have a rookie president who came from
new york state and does not adhere to the language of diplomacy. how much does this worry you and secondly are you going to tell me any of this is by design? >> it may be by design but it's hard to tell from the outside. of course it should concern us, but we've also go got to remember that diplomacy is going on with full steam. we've got diplomacy thaish there's a lot going on. the one area where we're not talking is with the north koreans. this crisis, i think, will end with us talking to the north but only when the north koreans understand that they've got to aseed to the wishes of the international community and give up their weapons program. we have a president who is now using pressure tactic to stop the flow of money to north korea and he's proebt not going to want to the north koreans until
that program has worked. >> there was a moment we tried to pick the most dramatic moment on this network every day and without question it was this afternoon on nicolle wallace' program just before 5:00 eastern time. our mutual friend steve submit, one of the better minds out there in gee oh politics talked about the stakes and what he's calling the ability of the second korean war. let's listen. >> what we're talking about here is something of an order of a different magnitude. the estimates are the korean peninsula on the occasion of the second korean war, that there would be a million casualties on the first day. there will be more dead americans in the first five minutes of a second korean war than there have been killed total casualties in the last 7 years of war in afghanistan and iraq. we've had no discussion in this country about the casualties, about what a second korean war
looks like. the current size of the u.s. military. would we need to have a draft in the united states to augment the forces, because when you activate all of our forces, including reserve and national guard components, it may be the case that we don't have enough people for the second korean war. and so i think that there's a real lack of imagination and clearly a lack of imagination in washington, d.c. among all of those senators who were cheering like sycophants yesterday about the possibility for a real tragedy caused by reckless actions by this president of the united states. >> gordon, as a citizen i happen to think that clip should have been the most forwarded thing on social media today and tonight. could you conquer with what you just heard. >> i'd put it a little different because the second korean war as he muts it is really a continuation of the first one. the last one did not end in a
piece agreement. it ended original in a trus. we can talk about the world's first nuclear exchange and not just between north korea and the united states. it could be north korea and china on one side and the united states on the other. we could be talking about casualties not in the millions, not in the tens of millions, but in the hundreds of millions. i'm not saying that's probable beauty -- we're talking about a war that is beyond everyone's imagination. >> this is the -- if they do an above ground or above water test, if they lob one in the water a distance we determine to be too close to guam, it's game on and consequences no one can imagine. >> absolutely. and officials, u.s. officials are constantly reminding us that
it's not just about whether a rocket can hit the united states. we have troops in south korea, we have troops in japan. we have a lot of assets in that region alone and not just to mention our allies there as well. and we're talking about the korean war. the north koreans have backel been living and breathing the legacy of the korean war for generation after generation. i was there ten years ago and i can tell you people were running up to us when they found out they're americans and say why do you want to -- their goth is insisting that based on everything that's happened and based on the american presence in cory during the korean war that that's what the americans want to do now. it is in their sigh key and their mind-set and they believe that the americans are really
out to attack them. and it's very tense. it's been going on for years. >> two great vet rangs of overseas journalism. thank you both for opg on with us tonight's. chilling conversation topic. coming up, another reminder today of the president's intelligence and good schooling from the president. more when the 11th hour
continues. well, i think the press makes me more uncivil than i am. people don't understand of the i went to an ivy league college. i did very well. i'm a very intelligent person. just so you understand, they put a chart in front. la david -- it says la david johnson. i called right from the beginning. there was no hesitation. one of the great mirms of all
time. >> president trump today fielded questions about silt in his now controversial conversation with a gold star widow. his answers there return to a familiar theme we have heard so many times before. >> i was a good student. i understand things. i comprehend very well. okay? better than i think almost anybody. >> they say is donald trump an intellectual? trust me. i'm like a smart person. i don't have to be told, you know, i'm like a smart person. yo to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. >> who are you consulting with consistently so that you're ready on day one? >> i'm spoking with myself number one because i have a very good brain. >> i went to an ivy league school. i'm very highly educated. i know words. i have the best words. but there's no better word than
stupid. >> you're not known to be a humble man. >> i think i am actually, humble. i think i'm much more humble than you would understand. >> it never gets old. ba with us, kimberly atkins and jonathan allen. welcome to you both. jonathan, the obsession with iq, schooling, when you think about our last couple presidents, we've had harvard law, harvard law review. we've had harvard business school, we've had yale law. you know, not bad. >> are you saying penn is the bottom of the ivy? >> no. it's something the he will always litigate. >> he will litigate it. part of it is he's a constant self promoter. that's sort of who he is. the other piece of this is a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. he always has to prove himself. he's made himself in real
estate, television. i don't think he was treated like he belonged in the first place. i think he wants other people to respect his intellect and who is going to talk about that more than he is. i think that's why we hear it so much. my experience has been that many of the smartest people stay out of elected office. >> that's a pretty good point. km berl, our senior producer asked me tonight and i didn't have a good answer. how many 71-year-olds are still talking about college? >> not too many and not too many presidents as you mentioned being an ivy league president is the norm in recent decades more than the exception and you don't hear a lot of them talking about it. you see donald trump talking about things especially -- he challenged rex tillerson to a test. he talks a lot about how smart he is.
the question he was asked was actually about civility. so the fact that perhaps he was feeling a little defensive about his splekt was on his mind and that's the with a that he answered. this is the way that we see the president respond. he speaks in super la tifs. he was repeatedly tweeting today about getting a standing ovation from members of the gop conference when he had lunch with them. even when he did his 2006 show on the apprentice, every hotel, there was a super la active. this is how he speaks. he pumps himself up and i guess he -- he does luke a standing o. he mentioned it more than once today. we're asking our guests to stay right here. and coming up, a new poll on how this channel -- whether he cares more them. more on that when we continue.
welcome back. president trump today deflected criticism of his administration toward what he called fake stories in the media. tonight a new fox news poll shows a consistently negative opinion of the president among those polled. when asked, and what till you see these numbers, do you think donald trump is honest and trust worthy or not 63% said no. and then there seems to be a pattern all about the number 60. 60% don't think president trump cares about people like them. same number, don't think trump has the knowledge to serve effectively as president. 60% don't believe he has the judgment to do so. 60% don't think trump has the compassion to serve effectively. kimberly and jonathan are back. jonathan, what is that recurring 60 tell you about the times we're in for here?
>> i think first of all it tells you that people voted for donald trump that are want huge fans of donald trump. as you pointed out, it's sort of a consistent thing. we haven't seen those numbers move a ton. in addition to had that what you see that's important is the other side of that which is about 35% of the country that supports donald trump in everything he does. that leaves in everything he does. and that's a majority of the republican party and that's been his powerment that's how he won the primary and once he bone that primary, if i recall correctly approximate a fifth of his voters said that he wasn't fit to be president and voted for him anyway. >> i remember steve kornacki making that point over and over and looking at these numbers in the polls for the man who is now president. kimberly, can you remember a time when a faction of a party has gotten so much attention and as we said seems like an hour ago now earlier in the broadcast seems to be steering that body's direction. >> no.
i can't in recent history and not to this extent. and we are seeing that reflected in these numbers. but i think it's beyond just a faction. i mean, when you look at other polls, the majority of republicans are behind donald trump. i mean, he has the majority of voters behind him. you talk to republican voters and they say look, i don't like everything he sas. i don't look the tweets. i think what we said earlier is correct that there's a lot more blame going to republican members of congress than there are for the president. so despite the thakt that these numbers are just aby mal. if you could another president where these tiechs faifbltd numbers. these are the ones that donald trump came into the white house with and so i don't think that he or anybody else in the peculiar are too worried about him. >> jonathan, i'm a high school graduate so i don't have any weapon in this fight.
an dpreea mitchell went to the yoouft of pennsylvania. you're going to have to face andrea mitchell if you make any jokes about the university of pennsylvania. are you ready for that? >> first of all, i'm a state school graduate. >> par apin. >> next to virginia so, you know, of course, the little rivalry there. you know, i plead for measures say from andrea, who is an ooilgds of mine. >> yes, as she is mine. and i speak for kimberly with pretty good surety on that. and we love the university of pennsylvania and all its graduates. >> absolutely. >> kimberly atkins, jonathan allen, thank you both so much for joining us and for sticking around for our late panel tonight. when we come right back after a break, this one is starting in new england. that story when we continue.
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permanent change in its time zone to something called atlantic time, which would bring those states an hour ahead of eastern time, there by avoiding daylight saving time. it is true that parts of new england are dark many hours of the day starting this time of year with the sun starting to set around 4:00 p.m. it's also true that daylight saving critics say they can document an uptick in car accidents and the expense of changing clocks and an increase of stress and fregs and semi annual chaos. there are also lawmakers who worry about the effect of any kind of time zone on businesses, tv schedule, travel, financial markets. there's a move afoot to get all of new england on board before any change are made. that would be a huge effort. abandoning daylight saving would mean more afternoon light but
less morning light. it's a kroes altopic and to be clear it appears nothing will be done in time to stop the fact that on november fifth we fallback, we turn the blocks back one hour which many people realize just as they're finishing the snl and heading to bed. thanks our broadcast for a wednesday night. thank you so much for being here with us. good night from nbc news headquarters here in new york. russians. >> wikileaks admits, the trump campaign solicited stolen
clinton e-mails from them. >> i love wikileaks. >> tonight, the new report and what it means for the investigation. then -- >> i actually think that's watergate, modern age. >> that relates to the real russia story. >> the conspiracy theory from an alternate universe aimed at taking down robert mueller. >> mueller has to be fired. plus senator elizabeth warren on the republican vote to gut consumer protections. >> i'm really glad to see someone like jeff flake speak up, but what really matters are not words, it's the actions. >> and in the age of weinstein, o'reilly, and trump, an exclusive interview with jane fonda and gloria stein m when "all in" starts right now. good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes. as the white house and allies furiously spend counternarratives about the russia scandal, wikileaks confirmed today thatha