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the best of what america can be. >> thank you for that. thank you for your great reporting this whole time along the border and on this story. it's an important one. the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. donald trump proudly issues his first ve veto of his campaign promise. he doubles down on immigration and the wall but did it get harder on limb to ghim to get w wants. we learned rick gates is still cooperating on several investigations. the mueller team has delayed his sentencing for a fifth time. the president's excellent o -- comments on white nationalism. the 11th hour on a friday night starts now. as we bring another week to
a close good evening. day 787 of the trump administratiad administrati administration. with mueller team offering scant clues about where they are headed, and we will get to that in a bit, today was in part about this president issuing his first veto. it was republicans, members of his own party, let's not forget who crossed over joining the dems to reject the president's self-titled national emergency. today he reinvigorated that talk and the need for wall along our southern border. sfw >> it's a tremendous national emergency. it's a tremendous crisis. people late the word invasion but that's what it is. congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and i have the duty to veto it. i'm very proud to veto it. >> he was asked if he had sympathy for members of his party who support border security but felt they had to
vote for the resolution because they opposed executive overreach. >> they're doing what they have to do. i put no pressure on anybody. i said i could have gotten some of them to come along. i said i want you to vote your heart. i'm not putting any pressure. i'll let them know when there's pressure. i told them that. i said when i need your vote, i'll let you know. we all knew it was going to be a veto and they won't be able to override. >> we'll do a fact check on those last excellencomments jus. speaker pelosi announced the house would vote on march 26th to try to override but it's not expected to pass. trump set a more vaeiled political pressure, it was unusual to spot william barr. he broadcast the government's position on any future challenges to his boss's
emergency declaration. >> your declaration of an plastic surgery was cle emergency declaration was authorized. the security crisis we have is exactly the kind emergency that presidents are permitted to address under the national emergencies act. what you've done from a legal standpoint is solidly grounded in law and protecting the american people, it's imperative. >> you don't see or hear that every day. this veto means many things including that the wall he promised that mexico would fund would be covered by american taxpayers. congress can stop it if they found the will. you may recall the battle over the budget started us down the road late last year and the president's threat about what would happen if he didn't get his wall funding. >> you know what i'll say. yes, if we don't get what we
want, one way or the other, whether it's through you, the military, i will shut down the government. >> okay. we disagree. we disagree. >> i am proud to shut down the government for border security, chuck. >> that was the prelude to a 35-day partial shutdown. trump issued the emergency declaration on 15 february after signing legislation that funded the government through september. legislation that provided $1.38 billion for about 55 miles of border barriers. trump's action also send a clear message to his supporters as he ramps up his effort to hold on@white house after today's veto signing his campaign announced a rally for march 28th in grand rapids, michigan. with that let's bring in our lead off panel on a friday night. jonathan allen and we welcome to the broadcast the often quoted,
seldom seen around here, andrew. point of information, just said he signed a veto. it's the sending back of a piece of legislation to congress. kind of the absence of a signature. very cleared that up. trump said he didn't really have to twist any republican arms. what's the truth? >> that is not exactly what happened over the past few days. he has been making a lot of phone calls to republican sflarsflar senators. he's been calling mitch mcconnell regularly. in his pleas asking them to vote with him, he's been making a personal pitch. i'll credit my colleagues or competitors at the washington post with reporting this out that they asked him to explain the constitutional reasons for this. he made it all about him. he said this could hurt you politically if you don't vote with me. vote with me.
it was about him as is most things with trump. the idea he wasted no political capital on trying to win over votes, in fact, they knew it was uphill battle. they have been signaling they have major problems with this but the hope was to keep defections low, single digits like four. in fact they had 12. even the loss was bigger than they expected it to and they -- pence was over there a lot. there was a lot of political capital spent from the white house is trying to limit this rebuke from his own party. there idea that he said i'll let them know when i need their vote, that's just not the reality of how this played out. >> john, as we saup they put w document for him to sign and put around the room. not entirely necessary. you spoke today with a prominent republican coms person who called this a gift to donald trump. who was that and why would he
say such a thing? >> the chairman of american conservative union. very close to donald trump. member of the george w. bush political team. he says it's a gift because donald trumps want to run against washington again. in order to do that, in other words to run against washington, not only does he want to run against democrats, he wants to run against republicans a bit. if you look at his 2016 campaign, he said he was going to clean up washington. he gutted the republican party to do it and ran against lihilly clinton. this is an opportunity to distance himself from the republican party. i think what you see on substance here is republicans bucking him in the senate on all the little agenda items from now until the end of the congress. you're seeing an assertion of power by republicans in congress. they will battle limb him on t l budget. he cares about the wall, the messaging and politics and what it says about him.
for the 2020 re-elect this may be a chance to say i'm trying to clean up washington and look at these republicans, they're standing in my way. >> andrew to that last point, what will there usher in? are we going to see people kind of remaining in the ben sass mode of sound and fury and furrowed brow, kind of the flake model or will we see people finding courage in the corners of congress? >> this week alone you had this vote on the national emergency disapproval. you had a veote in the senate cutting off u.s. support for the saudi led coalition. in house you had the 420-0 vote on making the mueller report public. we saw this morning the president tweeted he doesn't think there should be a mueller report. just this week alone we had three very prominent examples of republicans starting to sort of warm up to bucking trump more often.
you mentioned senator flake. i know senator tillis and senator gardener do not want to end up like him. i think that's why they voted with the president on this national emergency issue. senator tillis, it was reported they were flirting with the idea of primary challenges to senator tillis. i think if you have a primary collage from the rig challenge from the right, i think there's a nonzero chance the president would support them over tom tillis. i think that's one of the reasons why senator tillis flipped to the other side. s >> john one of the questions we try to ask around here and we have taken this to the end of the week, is there a semblance of agenda. is the white house up on the hill as white houses normally do pushing legislation for a view of our country? >> it's the right question. there is no agenda. there's absolutely no
discernible agenda from there wlous th white house that involves congress, a typical process. what you have from a domestic policy standpoint is a budget that came out that calls for tremendous cuts in domestic programs that no one in congress will go along with. the republicans aren't going to go along with. there's no formal plan to try to getfully of those things done. you have the wall. the president is focused solely on the wall. in terms of foreign policy you have military intervention in venezuela. you have the north korea situation and you want to talk about bad 24 hour periods for a president of the united states. kim jong-un just a couple of weeks after meeting with the president is talking about restarting his launchs. restarting that phase of his nuclear program. you have the senate rebuking the president. there is not any sort of coherent policy agenda coming out of white house right now.
just the wall. >> it's been a good week for your by line. one of the things we learned from you is the increasing pressure on the president's family coming out of house investigations. tell us about that and how it's likely being felt in the west wing because that's where you'll find the president's family most days. >> that's right. the piece you're talk about right now, i looked at those 81 document requests from house democrats sent to people in the white house and extended trump world. it was noted that ivanka trump is absent from this list. it includes her brothers and anyone close to trump, includes her husband. there was a sense the democrats are tiptoeing around her because it would really be an aggress iaggressive poke the bear mover to go for e daughter. a closer read shows 52 out of
the 81 people were asked for documents about ivanka and foreign donations to her or her businesses. while she wasn't asked for documents specifically, there were a lot of documents about her requested. this idea they are scared to touch her, if you look closely, they are looking for a lot of information about her and looking at emoluments issues around the family members. >> that will be interesting if that comes to fruition. andrew, there is your beat as well. i often think about this, will you know this moment when you see it? will there be a tipping point between now where people vote with this president despite all the noise, they vote with this president. and a day where that might be something they have to account for before their voters back home? >> i think the one issue where that might come up is this issue of impeachment. you heard nancy pelosi make a
lot of news this week when she went further than she ever has in terms of setting the bar high for impeachment. she says it needs republican buy in. that means the evidence laid out in mueller report or the house investigations will have to be so overwhelming that it's no longer expedient for republicans to stay with the president. i think that's much further down the line. >> you seen more carefully chosen words than nancy pelosi who said this is news to the reporter. >> there's parallel here which is annie's reporting about how they are look at ivanka and documents but there's never sent to ivanka. nancy pelosi saying i'm not interested in impeachment. her committee chairman at the judiciary committee, intelligence committee, ways and means are conducting the business of an inmeepeachment
investigation. that's going forward now. she is in control of those committee chairman. if she did not want that happening, it would not be happening. it's a bit of smoke and mirrors to say she's not interested in impeachment. they will provide all the information that would support articles of impeachment at some point should they come forward. even if they don't, i think the idea here is that would be a very long process. all of that information will come forward at some point as she, i think referred to, you might have a situation where it would be republicans that would want to remove the president more than democrats. >> annie, i see you were nodding. you agree with john that's what their conducting here absent calling it that? >> the white house officials i've talked to view the 81 document request as the road map to an impeachment. that's what they have made of
that. also, the question of nancy pcy pelosi statement raised lot of questions. if not trump, who. it's not worth it was a controversial statement in her own party. they understand if you can't convict in the senate tlrhis is politically damaging for the democrats. there some damage to not doing something that we believe in that we believe there's fluff evidence here and potentially more with the muleeller report impeach this guy and it's not politically expedient to do so, how is that a good answer either? it's a complicated issue for democrats. >> afterall we're never more than 15 minutes away from a tom steir commercial. our thanks on a friday night for joining our conversation and making us all better educated as a result. coming up, the mueller team
says it is still working with one of trump's former campaign aides on several investigations. that stuck out to us. what does it tell us, if anything, about how long they'll be at this? later, the prime minister of new zealand calls out far right extremism as dozens of muslims are killed in that attack. the 11th hour is just getting started. r is just getting started. and they took my toothpaste away. and you should be mad at people who take unnecessary risks. how dare you, he's my emotional support snake. but you're not mad, because you have e*trade, whose tech helps you understand the risk and reward potential on an options trade it's a paste. it's not liquid or a gel. and even explore what-if scenarios. where's gate 87? don't get mad. get e*trade and start trading today. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase sensimist relieves all your worst symptoms,
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still calling into question the investigation writing the special counsel should never have been appointed. he continues, there should be no mueller report. that's a especially bracing considering this is the day after the entire house voted to make the mueller report public. on the mueller investigation front today we learn that rick gates, the former deputy to manafort on the campaign is still talking to prosecutors. his lawyers and the special counsel have filed a status report that says quote, defendant gates continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations, and accordingly the parties do not believe it's appropriate to excellen commence the sentencing process at this time. this is notable. they say they will have their next update may 14. that's 60 days from now. there's now reporting from the flo new york times about that rush
sl -- russian s is reporting he's suing demanding that sanctions be lifted that cost him $7.5 billion. he calls himself a victim of u.s. reaction to russian interference in the 2016 election which may be the definition of hudspuh. with us to talk about it is jessica roth, former federal prosecutor with the southern district of new york. now a professor. chuck, i'd like to begin with y you. for people following this ever so closely who are unsettled by the talk that mueller's wrapping up, mueller will be done by next tuesday or when ever it is, tell us, structurally, how that could be true and how the
investigation could continue just the same. >> sure. it's a very good question. i think important for folks to understand that bob mueller's remit, what he was asked to do was relatively narrow. meaning he was asked to look at russian interference in the 2016 election and whether any americans worked with the russians to that end. he was not asked to do all the other things that the southern district of new york can do. financial investigation sboos t -- into the trump foundation. while bob mueller will hue closely to what he was asked to do, that doesn't mean all the investigations end when he files his report. they will continue their important work and i imagine they will continue it for months if not years to come. >> do you concur with what chuck
said and were your ears perking up when you read that gates is still useful in several different investigations? >> absolutely. first of all i agree with what chuck said. the structure is in place for the investigations that may have started under mueller to be taken over by the different u.s. attorneys offices around, maybe not all around the countries but the ones involved in the i ve investigations. these cases can be handed off to them. i was looking to see what would be said in the filing. i thought it was interesting they asked for the extension and said he was cooperating in several ongoing investigations. the keywords were several and investigations. he's not just needed to testify in one trial like mike flynn is. he's ready to be sentenced even though he will have to testify some time this summer. gates, they're not ready to have
the sentencing scheduled because he's working on investigations. that says there's more in works. gates, in particular, is unique in the special counsel investigation. he's the bridge between different parts of the investigation that go to the core of mandate that cluck was ta -- cluck was tahuck was talkin. he's would have been in a position to provide information about communications between the campaign and roger stone and in particular the direction from a senior trump campaign official to stone to get in tuouch with wikileaks. many think that gates was the senior official. if he's not, he knows who is. he would know who the more senior person was to tell stone to get in touch with wikileaks. we have the roger citizstone
wikileaks connection. >> i'm duty bound to point out how i did not come across you in criminal or federal court. do you concur? >> i do. maybe structurally it would help to explain what prosecutors and gates and his attorneys have in common. what they have in common is they both want everything that gates has truthfully and fully, prior to sentencing. what gates is looking for is a downward departure motion from the government. asking the judge to depart downwards from the federal sentencing guidelines that would otherwise govern his sentence. in other words to do that the right way, you get everything up front prior to sentencing. that way the government can go to the judge and say here is everything he did for us. this is why we keep putting off sentencing, your honeohonor. this is why we have done it five times and may do it again.
we want to tell you everything he's done for us. it's helped us in other investigations. it's been full, complete and truthful. both parties have an interest in doing that and doing that the right way. frankly the judge does too. the judge keeps granting the requests to postpone sentencing. everybody wants to give gates the ability, there's no guarantee, but to give lihim th ability to cooperate as fully as he can before sentencing. >> five postpone ments now. that's interesting. jessica, without burning sources or methods, is there a chance that there are investigations under way that we don't know about? do you think we're aware of all the entities and jurisdictions that are conducting investigations or is there a possible realm that's never filed a word that we're sitting here chatting on television while they are doing their work? >> i think that is entirely possible.
there are lines of investigation that we don't know about. >> what kind of realm would be participating in that? >> part of reason i think these lines exist is because of the redacted material in the filings with respect to manafort and these critic ill lusions to oth investigations that manafort lied about. it could be they pertain two thing, russian. it would be there are other countries, other foreign countries. there's been reporting about contacts had between jared kushner and people from other countries. not just russia that the special counsel could be going into. it would have been expand and we don't know that. i think it's possible we're going to find out some time in next few weeks or months there was a whole additional realm of investigation that mueller and his team were involved in or that division of the department
of justice was involved in. it just hasn't been reported yet. i think anything is possible along those lines. >> wow. we just gave folks a lot to think about over the weekend with the help of two of our friends. thank you both so much for joining us on this friday night. coming up, the accused gunman fueled by racism and hate. live streamed the massacre of donzs of muslims at two mosques in new zealand. the latest on what we know about this awful day there. or psoriatic arthritis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement
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ncht toip i want to be clear that our intelligence community and police are focused on extremism of every kind. given global i understand indica i understand caters our intelligence community have been stepping up their investigations in this area. >> new zealand is a lot of things. it's a steadfast u.s. ally. it's a beautiful and peaceful place with a population smaller than new york city. yet new zealand has been shattered by terrorism. the death toll tonight stands at 49 after a disturbed gunman fueled by white nationalism went on a rampage after two different mosques in the city of chri christchurch. the gunman was well prepared, heavily armed.
he posted a manifesto on the muslim population which he live streamed on social media. here is how the american president responded today from the oval office. >> do you think white nationalism is a rising threat around the world? >> i don't really. i think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. if you look at what happened in new zealand, perhaps that's the case. i don't know enough about it yet. >> with us tonight to talk about all of it, malcolm nance. malcolm, number one, what struck you about this attack and number two, if you were a u.s. government staffer writing remarks for the president to deliver today in lieu of what we heard him say, what would you have him say? >> it's very disturbing this attack. i taught in new zealand countc r
counterterrorism. it's a very small country. christchurch is a very small town. it's not even a city. it must have been devastating for the people of new zealand to have an individual come from australia where they could access guns in new zealand legally and mass murder 49 of their fellow citizens. many of whom are refugees. this is devastating for them but more devastating is the fact that it's exposed once again that there is a white nationalism international. there's a large group of people around the world. they are not small. they are been carrying out attacks against immigrants with this belief that they are in a clash of civilizations between the white western world and invaders which is any other person who is not white coming
into their communities. if i were the president, i would have shown not just my disgust but more importantly shown that the united states stands with new zealand and would offer any resources but by actually coddling the white supremacist, he's sent yet another message that they have an ally with most powerful man in the world. >> he used the word invasion when talking about the southern border. as you mentioned that's a buzz word to that community. i want to read you something by frequent guest on this broadcast. sam stein. quote, imagine a world in which a muslim terrorist group had executed and attacked and killed 50 people and the response was to say in essence this isn't a big deal. it's small group of people. malco malcolm, that's along lines of what you were saying. >> absolutely. when we had the massacre in florida, at the dance club, in
which a person who was supposedly claimed he was a member of isis. president trump still references these attacks. the problem is in law enforcement and i train a lot of law enforcement here in the united states. almost every one in the homeland security here in the state of new york, including the swat teams. they don't understand that they are not going to have a clash with isis or the possibility of that on a day-to-day basis. these right wing extremists, malitia men, they go to guns. they want confrontation. timmy mcvey when he blew up the building in oklahoma city and killed the largest number of americans dikilled, 186 people. he did it with the same intention. he wanted to stoke a race war
between white america and all the rest. in the manifesto of this killer, he specifically referenced trying to get a race war and to inspire right wing extremists all around the world. >> what scary line of work you're in. stay with us through a break. when we come back we'll talk about the disconnect between north korea's words today and our president's view of netwoor korea and its leader. f netwoorth korea and its leader whooo! want to take your next vacation to new heights?
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koreans rebuilding one of their missile sites. mike pompeo is pushing back on the idea he was ready to suspend results. >> he made a commitment he would not resume neuclear testing. that's chairman kim's word. we have every expectation he will li up ve up to that commit. >> the question is who is left on earth to be surprised by what the north koreans are doing? >> clearly, donald trump and mike pompeo are the only two people who believe what north korea will say. the reason we are seeing f inin activity out of the missile program is north korea wants the satellite to see the activity that are going on at their missile testing sites. north korea is using this moratorium to finally develop the science and technology that they will need for the time that
they will break this moratorium and blame it all on donald trump and resume ballistic missile testing. you can be sure the first test will be an icbm. >> you're saying that something they didn't want us to see, they perhaps think of throwing tarp over it? >> i think it's the other way around. something they didn't want us to see, they want us to see because this is offering sort of now ritualistic humiliation of donald trump who gushes over the letter he receives from the north korean dictator but seems to be completely blind to the fact they are now becoming, if not de facto a global nuclear power with the capability of striking the united states. we're being played for suckers. they know they are playing us but only donald trump and mike pompeo have faith in the belief that they are not suckers. >> the always quotable, multiple times author, malcolm nance.
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this was a week of push back for our president. on wednesday the republican led senate voted to end aid to a saudi led war in yemen. this was seen as a rebuke of donald trump who continues to defend saudi arabia after the killing of jamal khashoggi. on thursday a congress that agrees on absolutely flog unanimously passed a resolution, 420-0, demanding the justice department fully release mueller's final report. hours after that, it was the
republicans who crossed over against their president who tried to block the national emergency border call and forced the first veto from this president. >> they were doing what they have to do. i put no pressure on anybody. i actually said, i could have gotten some of them to come along. i said i want you to vote your heart. do what you want to do. i'm not putting any pressure. i'll let them know when there's pressure. >> noting the shift from abject party loyalty, the new york times writes the trifecta of rejections telling us the president's grip may will loosening. the political ground may be shifting and with it the control over his party. watch this space. back us with tonight, john me dhum whose la -- meachum. you said tonight to one of our producers if you were going
crazy and banging your led against a wall for the past three years, this was a week to calm you. what on earth could you mean by something like that? >> well you just laid out three l headlines that a lot of us who have a feeling that james madison is ultimately more durable than twitter athat this will work out. you had in the yemen vote, t. you can't get the house of representatives to agree on when to go to lunch. to have 12 republicans cross the aisle for the border wall is an interesting data point in this idea that, in fact, when the chips are truly down, there are people of conscious who are going to go on record who will not worry so much about the much vaunted because and will do the right thing. i think you saw that in three
cases this week. >> yet, john, think of this. today, the president of the united states said there should be no mueller report and the president of the united states refused to take a swing at white nationalism. in both cases, we have baked it into the system where people just said, it's the president. >> right. we don't want to ever be in a position again, though i suspect some day we will be where you have to reflexively try to take limb out of equation. that's the way history works. that's the way reality works. enough people in enough of the right states in 2016 decided that they were willing to roll the dice on this guy. in part because there's been ten presidential elections between 1980 and 2016 and a bush or clinton had been on 80% of those ticke tickets. they were willing to say we're
going to shake this up and see what happens. the comments about white nationalism are as ever disappointing. he has proven himself to be below the level of events both at home but we do have for the first time people who have a stake in how that base of support views not just the president but views them. saying that we are going to reassert the balance of powers. and so i just think we have to take good news where we can get it. not to say that now you just take a bunch of zoloft and everything's going to be fine. i'm not saying that at all, but the way history has worked on these things, it took four years to get joe mccarthy. it took 27 months for richard nixon to fall. it took 100 years for the work of the civil war to actually find its way and find expression in the civil rights legislation. it took well over 100 years for women to get the right to vote.
women have not yet voted for 100 years in this country. that will be next year. so these things tend to, as george w. bush has been saying, democracies tend to self-correct. and i think this was at least a step in that direction. >> in 30 seconds or less, do you think we are in for a spring and summer of acceleration on that front? >> i think it entirely depends on what's in that report that the house voted unanimously to release. if director mueller comes back with clear and convincing evidence of -- that more things involving russia and president trump, that more is provable, then i think the whole conversation changes. because having 12 senators break on the -- on the border thing is a pretty good indication that -- and this is kind of what a lot of us have thought. that there were senators there who would, in fact, step up when the train was truly going off the cliff. there are a lot of people who
think the train went off the cliff a long time ago. i understand that. but it seems to me that if mueller comes back with clear and convincing evidence, the story changes pretty rapidly. >> wow. jon meacham, always a pleasure. thank you very much. and ever quotable. we'll just let that endnote sit there and folks can contemplate that over the weekend. thank you, jon, for coming on our broadcast. coming up -- >> thanks, brian. >> a speech jon meacham knows well delivered on this very day at another time when hatred had taken hold, or so it seemed. - [woman] with my shark, i deep clean messes like this.
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and so in pushing for the voting rights act, lbj borrowed the title of the signature spiritual of the civil rights movement, and it has been known since that day as the "we shall overcome" speech. >> to deny a man his hopes because of his color or race or his religion or the place of his birth is not only to do injustice, it is to deny america and to dishonor the dead who gave their lives for american freedom. this is the richest and the most powerful country which ever occupied this globe. the might of past empires is little compared to ours.
but i do not want to be the president who built empires or sought grandeur or extended dominion. i want to be the president who educated young children to the wonders of their world. i want to be the president who helped to feed the hungry and to prepare them to be taxpayers. instead of tax eaters. i want to be the president who helped to end hatred among his fellow man and who promoted love
among the people of all races and all regions and all parties. i want to be the president who helped to end war among the brothers of this earth. >> lyndon johnson on this day, 1965, giving the speech he dedicated to the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy. he likely would not have believed that the fight for the right to vote would continue into 2019. that is our broadcast for this friday night and for this week. thank you so much for being here with us. have a good weekend and good night from nbc news headquarters here in new york.
happy friday. this has been a very, very newsy week and it is a very newsy friday. this is going to be a big show. we've got a lot to get to tonight, including somebody who is here for the interview you are very much going to want to see here with me on set later on this hour. of course the dominant news story in our country and around the world is what happened in new zealand, where new zealand is still reeling, and i think much of the world is still reeling today after yesterday's shootings at two mosques in the city of christchurch. as of tonight, the death toll from the shootings stands at 49 people killed. over 40 people were injured, including a dozen people who were described this evening by