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launching about 3 1/2 hours ago. i'm alex witt here at msnbc's world headquarters. a dramatic and frightening scene as a small plane crashes this afternoon. ron mott is there. what do we know so far about this crash? >> reporter: well, it's an amazing thing out here, alec. take a look behind me. you can see the plane, it's right there in front of 63 e street and a very dense and residential neighborhood. it was 10:00 in the morning when this happened. we don't know much about the pilot. he acquired trouble around the newark airport and tried to land the plane. if you look down the street that we're standing on, you can see that there's a long almost like runway and what we think happen is that the pilot tried -- came down this way, down that way. we can see where there were power lines clipped and a tree
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clipped and it's about 100 yards or so and then he ended up here crashing into a couple of cars and coming to rest there. again, 10:00 in the morning when a lot of people were up and heard this. here's what a witness said. >> i can't believe this happened. nothing like this happens. it's usually somewhat on the quiet side. never a plane or anything. it was a huge, humongous bang. we thought it was a bomb or something and we come outside and our cars are totalled. >> reporter: she said she was about to get into her car with her mother and go on an errand. again, it's 10:00 in the morning when this happened. just absolutely amazing that the pilot was able to put the plane down without more loss of life. there's a gas station down in that direction that he also avoided, apparently, as he came straight down the middle of this street, this major thoroughfare and the plane crashed. the pilot is okay.
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he was pulled out of the wreckage by authorities several hours ago. we're waiting for an update on his condition but, again, nobody in the neighborhood was harmed at all. the damage is a couple of cars, the street there and a lot of questions about what the pilot was doing and why he ended up ditching his plane here. alex? >> you know, ron, i've got to say, if you can ask your cameraman, look down the street and look at all of the telephone wires, the electrical wires. it is incredible. i mean, on both sides. >> yes. pull over this way. >> it's quite remarkable if you're in that kind of distress to have the plane end up like that. light poles. it's extraordinary. >> reporter: it is. and the power is out in this neighborhood now. three or four blocks in each direction because of concerns about the power. when we were down there, you could see there was a wire that he clipped. pieces of debris go down that
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street for about a mile. the pilot saw this, knew he was in trouble and saw a relatively open space. you're right, there was about a dozen houses on that side of the street, more on this side of the street. a gas station down there could have been hit. it's an amazing thing that the plane came to rest where it did and that it didn't hit anything more. >> quite a story, ron allen. thank you so much. there's another developing story right now here in new york. a large gathering of muslim supporters in times square protesting president trump's initial executive order barring entry from seven muslim-majority countries. adam reiss is there for us. what do people there want to see happen? >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. the crowd has really grown since you and i spoke last hour. it's all about diversity. the title of the rallies, "i am a muslim, too." diversity is great. it's what america great and what makes new york great. if you're going to attack a
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muslim or a christian person or jewish person, you're attacking all americans. russell is one of the leaders of the rally. what is your ultimate goal here today? >> we want to send a message to a lot of americans and many who are uninformed that this is what america should look like and does look like. this diversity and love for each other, this recognition that one cannot be free without the other. and so all of us have come and in solidarity with other brothers and sisters, we know that they are a threat to all of america so long as we go against the constitution. our first amendment is religious freedom. i think americans are not educated. they don't realize that none of the countries in the muslim ban have been involved in terrorism since 1975. that more kids -- more adults
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are killed by kids who don't have child locks on their guns. we don't talk about that. we are focused on things that are not helpful to america. you are using the muslim community as a scapegoat and we're being mean to the people who are victims of terrorism. 95% of the people killed by isis are muslims and muslims are our ally in the fight against terror and they are a peaceful and loving community and we want to support them. >> reporter: you said you used to be friends with donald trump. you're a new yorker. you're not friends anymore. some of the people around him may be influencing him in a bad way? >> i'd love to offer him friendly advice. we haven't spoken since the and i said some things since the campaign that is hard for him to realize but now he's in office and i think people need to talk
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to him. america needs to move towards greater love. all of the diversity that we see today prevail moving towards a more loving place. and to make it not as confusing for people to be able to come into america from those seven countries, does that satisfy you? >> there is no threat of those countries that we've seen. and there is no threat. and so of course we have to keep america safe from terrorism. but i think there are other religions and other people but we don't want to call them christians more than we want to call those terrorists muslims. muslims are here today and they
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promote love. koran says love people equally. and that's a beautiful statement. and that's true as to how muslims treat other people and we need to embrace the victims of terrorism, the greatest victims and not victimize them. >> reporter: thank you very much. as russell said earlier, this is not a hate rally or a fear rally. this is really just a love rally. alex? >> adam, can you give me a guesstimate as to how many people are there? and i want to double-check your location. are you guys at 48th street? is that where this rally is? >> reporter: we're at the corner of 48th and broadway. i can show you the crowd here, alex. it goes back at least three blocks all the way up beyond 51st street. as we said earlier, we've got people from all walks of life, all denominations. you see people that are muslim, christian, jewish, all over new jersey. some here from north carolina,
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washington, d.c., so they've really come from all over to join in this rally. a rally that they are calling a love rally, not a fear rally. they say it's a rally that was really brought together by none other than donald trump himself. >> okay. adam, thank you for that. for all of you viewing, i want to clarify that the aerial shot that we're showing you, that's around times square and this rally, you are not given an aerial view of, it would seem, by adam's description that the actual rally itself is much more substantive than what we were giving you. but that's where our times square camera is. there you have it. let's go from there to the day's other political headlines. the white house is standing by president trump's attack on the mainstream media saying it's the enemy of the american people. in fact, here's reince priebus this morning. >> it seems like it crosses a line when he talks about that we're an enemy of the people. that is concerning.
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>> i think you should be concerned about mainstream news outlets that are acting like washington daily gossip magazines instead of the way it used to be when you'd get a few sources, that maybe you'd need anonymous sources. but to accuse an organization of being in constant contact with russian spies is outrageous. and every day it's something different. >> also, new reaction from senator tom mccain into how russia will go by congress. here's what i told my colleague chuck todd on "meet the press." >> i would hold off and wait and see what happens. one thing that you and i know from being around this town, being around washington, there's probably going to be some more shoes to drop. >> that's true. but let me ask you this --
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>> more hope than belief? >> more hope than belief. both. >> adam schiff of the intelligence committee on where world leaders stand after hearing mike pence in munich yesterday. >> it was very subdued. there's a lot of concern here about just who speaks for the administration and certainly even when things -- when the vice president say the right things, they wonder, does the president stand behind this? i wish the vice president had given the kind of speech that john mccain gave because i think that would have done a lot to reassure. >> president trump is wrapping up his weekend in mar-a-lago for nation security adviser
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candidates. he held a campaign-style rally in florida where he spoke about the next steps for his travel ban. >> we will do something next week. i think you'll be impressed. we'll see what happens. we've got to keep our country safe. we've got to keep our country safe. >> and now specifically to the president, joining me now from west balm peach florida is kelly o'donnell. you have new information to share. what's it about? >> reporter: well, i've been talking to sources and want to indicate that because it's a legal holiday tomorrow, presidents' day weekend, the president has a bit more time to work on one of the big agenda items on tap today, and that is the interviews he's doing with candidates to be national security adviser. that has been a giant vacancy, a very critical role and comes at a time when the president, his
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senior staff, they've been dealing with the issue of russia. and russia has many different implications, russian interference during the election, whether or not it was improper for the former national security adviser michael flynn to have contacts with the russian ambassador about sanctions prior to president trump taking office and it has to do with the larger relationship that president trump has or doesn't have or hopes to have with vladimir putin. so russia has been a volatile issue getting someone in this job as national security adviser will be very important. today, of course, we have heard from the president's chief of staff who has been dealing with issues about how they are putting this interview process together and what freedom would this new national security adviser have to set up his or her own department and hire their own staff around the national security adviser. here's how the president's chief of staff reince priebus
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responded to that today. >> the new nsa director can say i don't want steve bannon as a member of the foreign security council? >> the president -- the president has said very clearly that the new nsa director will have total and complete say over the makeup of the nsc and all of the components of the nsc. those reports that you're citing, those are more fake news stories that are completely untrue. we've never put demands on an incoming nsa director. >> reporter: now, there have been reports with people who have spoken to those that have been interviewed for the position and other top white house positions that this question of a principal in a job having the ability to name staff has come up and there's been friction about this. we hear reince priebus saying that's not true. it's a very large department within the office of the president. you can think of it in terms of
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different parts of the globe, subject matter experts who can help the national security adviser process that information. so iths a big step and big question for whoever is the national security adviser. will that person have control over their own staff and will they get that statement from the president? we expect that's part of the conversations happening with the interviews that are happening this weekend. alex? >> can you please get right to us as soon as you finish on your reporting there? i want toe no what you know, kelly o'donnell. thank you so much. >> thank you. hearing from the heartland, we take you to iowa. and on the attack. a major new battle on isis in iraq. ♪ if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently.
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for weeks now, msnbc has been on the road speaking to american who is voted for donald trump in the leelection. so are they still sticking by him? trump one in alden, iowa, by a two to one margin. what are you hearing from theress departments there, vaughn? >> reporter: voters flipped from obama in 2008 to president trump in 2016. it's one of the places that won obama in 2008 and then flipped over to donald trump by a 2 to 1 margin. we talked to farmers last night, stopped by the volunteer fire department's fund-raiser and talked to a couple of the guys. >> everybody's pretty supportive. it seems like he's trying. he's only been here one month,
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so he's had eight years. it will work out. >> i think he will be an absolute wonderful president if he could just tone things down a little bit and be a little more reasonable about stuff rather than blow it up and some of the stuff that comes out on tweets. >> reporter: so this is why alden in the fire department community is important. on the issues of trade, here in iowa it's big. a quarter of iowans are involved in agriculture. you talk toll farmers here, they say we actually like nafta because iowa is the biggest corn producer in the united states and mexico is the biggest importer of u.s. corn. so they say, okay, donald trump, let's see you renegotiate these trade deals to be better for iowans. they are still holding on to the
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hope, ttp, the transpacific partnership opens up our trade and amid everything else they are saying, okay, let's take a step back here and give him his time and shot to see what he can do with these trade deals. in the meanwhile, other agricultural areas they are going to see what he can do in the next years ahead. alex? >> it sounds like on the substantive stuff, let's give him time and see what he works out. on the more frivolous, by some accounts, the tweets, back off. that seems to be the consensus there. vaughn hilliard, good for you for standing outside there for us in alden, iowa. joining me now is maxine waters. thank you for joining me. >> thank you. delighted to be with you. >> let's start with donald
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trump's comments about the media. here's part of what he said during his rally last night. >> the dishonest media which has published one false story after another with no sources even though they pretend they have them, they make them up in many cases, they just don't want to report the truth. >> what do you think the consequences of statements like that could be? >> i don't know, except to say that donald trump is so outrageous that he thinks he can get away with saying anything and he's trying to get his supporters to believe that the media is lying on him because the facts are going to come out about him, his involvement with russia, his involvement with russia during the campaign and
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the connection between those around him and putin and the kremlin and he's trying to get his supporters to believe that when they hear this, it's going to be a big lie because the media cannot be trusted, that somehow they are against the people. it's outrageous z do you get a sense that his supporters listen to him and because he says it, it is so? >> what i think is this. he has supporters, of course, who want to believe in him. they voted for him but many are going to start to move away from him the more they learn about him, and particularly when they learn about the connections to putin and the kremlin and the fact that they undermine our elections and they undermine our democracy many of these people are very patriotic and he's
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going to go over the line. they see that flynn, who he had to fire, was talking with russia about sanctions, the russian ambassador. and i think that's very key because the sanctions issue is key to getting to what they have been all about. as a matter of fact, i believe that tillerson, who was the ceo of exxon, has as his highest priority getting rid of the sanctions. don't forget, he is the one who negotiated the deal with russia to drill in the arctic. and that was stopped because obama placed sanctions on them and they couldn't proceed with that. and to tillerson, who has this great relationship with putin, is going to do everything that he can to lift those sanctions and that's going to be their achilles heel. >> i'm curious, have you seen
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facts that directly link trump to russia to the elects at this point or do you think that they have yet to be revealed? >> there's a lot yet to be revealed but the question must be asked, why does he like putin so much? why does he defend them? and i think it's all connected to what i call the kremlin clan. all of these people around him that are connected to oil and gas in the kremlin and ukraine. it's all about them. just think about it. manafort, his campaign manager, and who had to leave because it was determined that he had connections to the kremlin and to the ukraine and whether you're talking about him or roger stone or some of the others, they are all about oil and gas and they thought that if
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they elect trump, that somehow they were going to have someone friendly to them that would help lift these sanctions and this kremlin clan are all going to benefit from it. follow the dollar and follow the background of all of these people and you'll find out that they are all connected to russia and ukraine. why? why is it that you have all of these people around here. >> i do understand that you follow the money trail and that will lead to answers but we have to say that there is not evidential proof. but i do want to ask -- >> absolutely. it has to be an investigation that brings out the facts. i don't think you can willy-nilly bring about impeachment. but we have to have these investigations. all right. all of these investigations are going to go on in the house and
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the senate really should be independent. but let's get them started because i think we'll find out more. >> representative waters, i know you believe he's leading himself to impeachment. >> yes. >> how so? and do you still think that? >> i still think that and i think that because there's a lot to be uncovered. i don't think flynn was talking about sanctions without his knowledge. and why didn't trump tell pence who didn't know and trump had known some two weeks before it was revealed by "the new york times." i think there's so many questions about him and the way that he's handling himself. and his attack on the media trying to divert attention away from what we're going to discover if we get these investigations done. that's going to lead us right into impeachment. >> but the prospect of impeachment, ma'am, that's a tall order given the way that congress is set up right now. >> yes.
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>> we have the majority of republicans in the senate, majority of republicans in congress. i mean, do you realistically think that impeachment could happen? >> i do. and let me tell you why i think that. even though i disagree with many of the conservatives in congress, i do know this, they're patriotic. they are very patriotic. and when they believe that somehow this president has undermined our democracy, i think they're going to turn away from him and i am convinced that they are uneasy right now. they are waiting for the facts to come out. they are not going to jump. but when they come out, these very patriotic conservatives are going to be some of the first. you watch john mccain, you watch lindsey and you watch how they are approaching all of this. they're not jumping too far ahead but they are raising the right questions and making the right statements. i am convinced that it is
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president trump has a pointed ssage for democrats slamming them at his campaign rally in florida last night. >> the democrats were supposed to win the presidency. that didn't happen. so we have to tell the democrats, because they're doing the wrong thing for the american people, to stop their tactics of delay and obstruction and destruction. they've got to get on with it. >> a new "vanity fair" article breaks down the challenges to win back power. it's titled "the democrats' 2020 nightmare." joel, a big welcome to you. glad to have you here. what do you think of his comments there? >> look, president trump and i
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think the people around him are trying to get him back into a comfort zone, which is on the campaign trail where he can just deliver a speech and not be questioned too much. i think the problem and the challenge for the administration so far is i think too many people are coddling him. i think if you look at the majority of polls out there and what his approval rating is, he needs to be reaching out to other people. i think they're doing exactly the wrong thing politically. i think he hasn't introduced a single piece of legislation. he ought to be showing himself off in the oval office or in the roosevelt office every day. he ought to be getting leaders around the table figing out why the republican haven't been able to put alan in place to repeal health care, like he promised to. at this time in president obama's term, he had already signed an infrastructure bill that continued the job creation
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during the 72 months of his presidency. >> i want to talk about the gallup poll. overall, president trump is enjoying or not really enjoying a 40% -- it's an historically low approval rating overall. >> right. >> historically low for the democrats in supporting and historically low and high for republicans supporting him. sole what does that tell you. when he goes out to these campaign rallies, is he insulating himself? a guest said earlier that it's like a bubble he's putting himself in and it's energizing him. >> yeah. but the problem is -- and this is something that you have to be very cognizant of, during president obama's presidency, you have to get outside of your bubble. you can't just bubble from inside your bubble. that's the rk re. there's big pitical divides. the president's job is not to exacerbate those but to mitigate
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those and find ways for people to work together. he hasn't done any of that and he's got to accept the fact that where he is standing with the american public, with independents right now, it's perilous not just politically but for governing. you need to get a majority of people and more than just the majority to support your you a gener agen agenda because of the distraction he's creating against everybody from the press to everybody that disagrees with him, republican, democrat or independent. >> the democrats should not expect the president to, quote, flame out. are they focusing too much on the volatility coming from the white house? >> i don't think they're focusing too much on the volatility. i think we've got more immediate concerns than 2020 as democrats. i think when you've lost, which
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we did during president obama's term and then we lose the presidency, we've got to rebuild and refocus on 2018 politically and we've also got to be the party that is and has been the party of working people in america. we've got to be the strong opposition party that will work with the other side but is always going to put the enomic interests of hard-working americans and their families first and foremost, not big corporate interests, not special interests, a massive tax cuts to corporations right now and profits are at record highs but wages are still barely creeping up. i don't think that's what working americans want coming out of washington and i think democrats have been the party of the working people and we have to do it in terms of legislation that gets put out in front of them in congress and politically as well on this stump every day. >> joel, when you see the president like we did at that rally last night, does it concern you that democrats don't have their own central figure to rally behind? and specifically, citing this "vanity fair" article, it
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mentions hillary clinton, tim kaine, cory booker, sherrod brown and bernie sanders as all names and offers reasons why they won't be the people that democrats rally around in the next presidential election and then it says al gore, maybe it's his time. i mean, come on. >> look, maybe come on is the question that you should pose to the journalists who wrote the story. i think there's a challenge when your party does not have control of all any of the three branches in congress or the presidency. do you have to and want to have a strong voice out there. is it an advantage when you have the white house? sure. but there are also a lot of strong voices. i don't think elizabeth warren's voices not going to be heard. i don't think cory booker is not going to be heard. i don't think bernie sanders' voices not going to be heard. the one thing that i can point to is a lot of the activity that you're seeing across the country is coming from outside the
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traditional constituency. there are more grass movements cropping up on their own. they are organic and using social media very effectively to come out for these town hall meetings which, you know, not only do some of the congress people kind of hide and run away from, it's exactly what president trump did. he canceled the rally in milwaukee, wisconsin, because he didn't want to face protesters and went to a very safe home base for them. it's fine if they want to make him feel good but you've got to keep reaching out to the other side. that's a good sign of what is happening on the democratic side right now. and i think you're going to hear many voices, leading voices on economic issues, issues around social justice and economic justice coming out of congress, coming out of some of the states where there are going to be hard-fought campaigns in 2018. >> joel, good to have you on the broadcast. >> thanks, alex. behind the scenes, are republicans questioning donald trump? and "meet the press" at the
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to the first 100 days now, president trump renewing his attack against the media at his rally last night. joining me now, a reporter for real clear politics and a political reporter for msnbc. always good to see you both. you first, kaitlyn. in the end, who do you think is most likely to win these arguments? president trump and his anti-media message or do you think the media ultimately prevails? >> look, this is a great moment for journalism. there is a lot to cover in this administration, a lot to hold the administration to account. i think we also have to remember how trump see the media. we saw him during the campaign, he uses the media as a foil, almost as an opponent. and he's using this similar campaign-style tactics in the white house because that's kind of politics that he knows. remember, he's only been governing for three or four weeks now. and so he's using the media as kind of an opposition and we saw
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during the rally that he talks about the media as kind of out to get him, not covering the truth, not covering how well they're doing. and so he goes to these rallies and has not only, you know, support there but as a way to show, look at the support i'm getting and that's also a signal, i think, to members of congress saying, look, i have the support, contrary to what you're seeing in the polls. it is really key, though, however to look at his core base of support is always going to be there with him but he's also -- you also have supporters of donald trump who voted for him but didn't necessarily like him. and so i think we should really keep an eye on those kind of softer supporters, those who aren't exactly hardcore but those who voted for him kind of wanting to see things get done in congress. >> but tapping down on the media, alex, is this a conscious
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strategy of him and many call it a thin-skinned reaction to criticism? >> it's always hard to tell with trump how much is rational thought and how much is acting from tuition. but i think he needs an enemy to operate and during the campaign it was hillary clinton and now i think he's been sort of lost without having somebody to be his foil, as caitlin said. and the media has stepped into that. we've seen him step up his attacks during the press conference and now during the campaign rally, a return to the campaign trail. he can say that there's things going wrong with my administration, cabinet posts aren't being filled. well, it's all the media's fault. it's not my fault. so one difference i think with him and other presidents, every politician has an issue with their coverage but when you talk to aides to president obama and the clinton campaign, which i covered, there was always something else that they wanted
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you to be covering. how come you're not covering this other thing or policy. you always focus on the horse race. trump doesn't have any criticism like that. he just wants good, positive stories and doesn't want negative stories. i don't think we can take it seriously in a lot of ways because he wants us to write and talk about nice things about him. that's it. >> well, on some other issues, caitlin, some republicans and well as democrats are saying because trump's words matter, they are hurting the country's standing abroad. what are you hearing and at what point might republicans become more vocal in the president's opposition? >> if you look at republican districts specifically, donald trump's support is still really high. some polls show between 85 and 95% republicans support for donald trump. when that number starts to change, i think we'll see more vocal republicans talking about donald trump. but what's really interesting here, too, is that we have a divide when it comes to house
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republicans and senate republicans. of course, because senate republicans represent entire states. lots of them represent purple or swing states and so you're going to see, i think, house republicans stand largely united we're seeing that particularly as it pertains to the issue of russia. that is an interesting thing to keep an eye on. whether that changes over the next few months i think we'll have to wait and see, and that will give us an indication of how willing republicans are to stay around this president right now. >> i am out of time. so, guys, thank you so much. we'll see you again soon. and coming up next, the shocking accusation about vladimir putin. does it have any relation to the u.s.? ♪ ♪
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criticism and political power surround slat mere putin. new questions surround the strong mans actions around his political opponts, some of whom have been assassinated. joining me is the author. we'll get right to it as i know your book focuses on the former russian spy who died in '06 after drinking some tea that was laced with a radioactive poison. what did you uncover that made a connection to mr. putin? >> well, it is not just people like me writing this kind of stuff. we had a public inquiry in london last year, and it concluded that vladimir putin had probably approved the assassination with a radioactive cup of tea. he is someone, according to a british court, who murders people he doesn't actually like. >> i know that your reporting
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led to your expulsion from russia. did you feel threatened by the putin government at any time? >> well, i mean, the real heroes in this story i think are russians, opposition people, politicians, many of whom have been killed in the last 17 years. but certainly when i was in moscow with my family, we had a tough time at the hands with people in large leather jackets following us around the dark, icy streets of moscow and all of our phone calls being bugged and interpreted. and the break-ins in our small apartment is really a pretty chilling message that the kremlin didn't like the stories i was writing. >> wow. but these accusations, -- >> well, i mean, that's a great question. trump has said he wants to reset
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ties with moscow and everybody understands that. better relations are a good thing. but the trump has to understand this russian regime. it is a place that invades sovrj countries like ukraine and murders critics of vladimir putin. not everybody would criticize him, but a lot of people have been killed. so you have to say better relations, sure, but to what purpose? what is the strategy? and so far i haven't seen that. >> if mr. putin would be watching this interview, what would you say to him? >> well, i mean, i would ask him whether he hacked the u.s. election. certainly the obama administration thought that he did. 35 russian spies were expelled at the end of last year. he says he didn't. but basically putin is very good at covert operations. he's a former kgb guy himself
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