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want american reporters to ask any questions today in his press conference. it has been over a year since the president held an official news conference. the breaking news we're covering tonight comes from the "washington post." mueller's people have told trump's people the president is the subject of a criminal investigation, though not currently a target. mueller is preparing a report about donald trump's actions in office and there's more. two of the reporters on this story standing by to talk with us. that news dropping just hours after the first sentencing and prison time ordered in the mueller investigation. and the president's comments today on russia and putin are now being viewed in a new light because of tonight's reporting. as "the 11th hour" on a tuesday night gets underway. good evening once again from our
headquarters here in new york. day 439 of the trump administration. and the "washington post" has just dropped a major story tonight on the mueller russia investigation. the special counsel told president trump's attorneys that the president remains under investigation but is not a criminal target, quote. in private negotiations in early march about a possible presidential presidential interview, mueller described trump as a subject. prosecutors view someone as a subject when that person has engaged in conduct that is under investigation but there is not sufficient evidence to bring charges. the special counsel also told trump's lawyers that he is preparing a report about the president's actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice, according to two people with knowledge of the conversations. mueller also reinforced the need
to interview trump to understand where he had any corrupt intent to thwart the russia investigation and complete this portion of the investigation. the special counsel's description of president trump's status has also sparked debate within the president's inner circle. the report goes on to say, quote, the president and some of his allies seized on the special counsel's words as an assurance that trump's risk of criminal jeopardy is low. other advisors, however, noted that subjects of investigations can easily become indicted targets and expressed concern that the special counsel prosecutor was baiting trump into an interview that could put the president in greater legal peril. ty cobb told nbc news tonight that ethically he has declined to comment on this "washington post" report. another of the president's attorneys told nbc news, quote, we do not discuss real or
alleged conversations between our legal team and the office of special counsel. and as if this news wasn't enough, we also saw the first sentencing today in the russia investigation. attorney alex vander swan was fined $20,000 and sentenced to prison for lying to investigators about contacts we had with businessmen with ties to russian intelligence. for more we bring in our expanded leadoff panel for a tuesday night. robert costa from the "washington post." he is the paper's national political reporter. also back with us ashley parker, white house reporter for the "washington post" who also contributed to tonight's reporting. also with us jennifer rogers, former assistant u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. and jeremy bash, former chief of staff at cia and pentagon and
former counsel to house intel. mr. caosta, this feels like a moment in this investigation, in this ongoing story. what was your key take away from the work you contributed to? >> one of the challenges of reporting on this story is to figure out what mr. mueller is saying behind the scenes because he has been to quiet publicly. so have his colleagues in the special counsel's office. we have reported and confirmed that in early march mr. mueller had a conversation with president trump's attorneys on the russia probe and he walked through the president's status at this time that he is now someone who is being -- he's not a witness in the investigation, but he is someone who they would like to interview to learn more about his intent when it came to some of his key decisions in his presidency because they're trying to finish a report on
potential obstruction of justice. >> quote, the president has privately expressed relief at the description of his legal status which has increased his determination to agree to a special counsel interview, the people said. he's repeatedly told allies that he is not a target of the probe and believes an interview will help him put the matter behind him, friends said. however legal experts said mueller's description of trump as the subject of a grand jury probe does not mean he's in the clear. you're not trying to tell me that mr. mueller would play with the president's emotions. >> as the legal experts we talked to said, there is a stunningly thin line between a subject, which is what the president currently is, and a target, which is what he is at risk of becoming and no one wants to be a target. basically if the president goes and sits down before mueller and his investigators, someone like mr. trump is taking a real risk
in part because he's someone who we know has a penchant for misleading statements and false statements. that's the very sort of thing that makes you move from a subject to a target. while the president has expressed relief and has been telling friends and allies he's not a target, he has nothing to worry about. right now in this mediaimmediat moment he doesn't necessarily have something to worry about. but the concern is if he does go and sit down, he could dance over that line into quite dangerous territory. >> i talked to a veteran washington lawyer tonight who told me this. for a sitting president to be the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation is frightening. this confirms mueller's investigating obstruction. this confirms he will write a report. this only magnifies the stake of an interview switching from subject to target in an instant.
what is the difference between subject and target? >> a subject is someone whose conduct is within the scope of the investigation. so someone who might ultimately be charged but they're not sure yet. a target is someone against whom they have substantial evidence that a crime has been committed. this is the problem for the president. he really could move from subject to target very quickly and it doesn't have to be because he sits down and says, i did it, i obstructed justice. it could be that in his denials as he's maybe unable to explain so inconsistencies, the special counsel decides that his testimony is not credible. it doesn't have to be that he admits something necessarily, but if they decide that what he is saying does not jive with the rest of the evidence, they could decide that puts them over the edge. >> jeremy bash, how do you read tonight's story in the "washington post"? >> i think the president may try
to take some cold comfort from the fact that he's not a target, but he shouldn't for the following reasons. first of all, his conduct is under the investigation. it's no mere criminal investigation. it's the most significant national security investigation in our nation's history. second is bob mueller is going to write a report. that's something new. we haven't heard that before. that could be of course the basis upon which congress makes decisions about impeachment and removal from office. finally, there was a suggest in bob's reporter in which the lawyers for donald trump belief that bob mueller may be playing rope a dope. this is all a strategy to get the president to sit down for that elusive interview with the special counsel, during which the president may incriminate himself. >> bob costa, your name has been invoked. >> he brings up an important point, that what's happening now inside of the white house among the president's senior advisors on the legal team in the president's broader circle is a discussion. it's really an interpretation.
they're all trying to figure out what is the special counsel doing with this early march conversation, with the update on the president's status of being a subject of the investigation but not at this moment a criminal target. and the president has reacted to this feedback from the special counsel based on our reporting by saying he now wants to sit down with mueller because he believes if he's not a target, he would like to clear his name and end the investigation as quickly as possible. the president's attorneys are arguing against that and saying you cannot be sure, mr. president, about what mueller is up to here, what happens when you sit in that chair, your status could change. it could be a different context than you may have believed. be careful. that's the real debate in the president's inner circle. >> i want to read you a tweet from our mutual friend nicole wallace. so here's how this can work sometimes. having worked in a white house under investigation, the "washington post" could have had a call in to the white house for
comment on news that trump is a subject. that news might have angered trump. now reevaluate the market moving attacks this week on amazon. i talked to another lawyer tonight who said the president is way under defended legally. and even if he found the best white shoe washington law firm to come in at this late date, they are one million documents behind. the catchup time would kill everybody involved. the question to you speaks to the anxiety level you've been able to detect in your reporting in the west wing. >> there's always a ton of anxiety when the topic of mueller or the russia probe comes up. there is this debate within his legal team on if he should sit for an interview or if he should not. but that's sort of obscures the fact that right now as the president is heading into
perhaps the most perilous moment in this probe, he's missing a lead attorney. john dowd, who is the lead attorney, basically recently resigned because of some of these disagreements including over this issue of if the president should talk to mueller. the white house has not been able to bring on another attorney, another topnotch attorney, but even any other attorney. no matter what the president decides to do, the key thing is he needs a lead lawyer and he needs a very clear, coherent legal strategy right now, neither of which he has. that just heightens the already existing anxiety surrounding this entire issue. >> jennifer, can the lawyer in you imagine jumping into this, a mature case that could be closer to resolution than any of us know, certainly deeper than any of us can fathom and going to work on this? >> i know a lot of lawyers and a lot of them have pretty big egos
so yes i actually can. there are people out there who say no task is too great. i think there may be people out there who are willing to do it. they're probably not the white shoe lawyers you referenced because none of those firms seem to want this work. >> i just love that term. turns out none of them actually wear white shoes. >> not after labor day. i think he may find a maverick type who would be willing to do it. >> do you think the trump team is still trying to extract rules of the road from mueller about the circumstances of an interview? do they have any clout on that end? >> they do because it's a voluntary interview. they always could say no. then we'd be back in subpoena territory. the problem is john dowd was the one pushing against the interview. so i don't know who now is kind of taking that role and saying, we want to push for this and that. even the reporting is from early
march. since then is when john dowd is gone. >> jeremy bash, go big for me. what do we know as we send our viewers later in the hour off to their good night, what do we know tonight that we didn't know waking up today about the mueller investigation? >> that the president of the united states has engaged in conduct that is under investigation by the special counsel about his activity to potentially obstruct justice of the investigation of a conspiracy to violate federal election law to benefit the president. i think that's so huge, it's unprecedented in our country. with bob here, i have to ask this important question, which is his reporting said that there would be a report about the president's conduct while in office, almost suggesting that mueller has said, while i might be able to prosecute the president for crimes committed as a private citizen, as
president i can't do that, so that's going to go to congress for impeachment and removal consideration. was that the import of the "while in office" phrase in your reporting? >> that's a fair analysis of our report. based on our conversations with sources, we have deduced that the mueller team is working on multiple tracks and they're still coming on a longer term with a tbd date on the election. but the separate portion on the president's conduct in office, they would like to wrap that up by june or july, well ahead of the midterm elections, so they could have some conclusion on at least that part of the russia probe. >> i can't thank our guests tonight. we have learned a lot tonight, a night of real consequence in this ongoing story that consumes much of our time on this broadcast night after night. robert costa, ashley parker,
frankly. nobody has been tougher on russia. nobody's been tougher on russia than i have. and i know you're nodding yes, because everyone agrees. there's nobody been tougher on russia. >> remarkable the american president on the subject of russia today. he made those comments while in the company of the leaders of latvia, lithuania and estonia. they know a thing or two about how the kremlin splaeds its rea influence. his remarks today made in an effort to reassure baltic leaders of his willingness to confront russia may end up raising more questions about what exactly is u.s. policy toward the kremlin. here is how he responded to a question about inviting the russian leader to the white house. >> you want vladimir putin to
come to the white house? >> if possible. this is speaking with the baltic states. ideally we want to be table get along with russia. we're going to find out whether or not we do. if we could all get along, that would be great. getting along with russia would be a good thing, not a bad thing. just about everybody agrees to that, except very stupid people. >> then there was this about his relationship with vladimir putin. >> is putin a friend or a foe? >> we'll find out. i'll let you know. there will be a time when i'll let you know. you're going to find out very quickly. i think i could have a very good relationship with president putin. i think. it's possible i weenon't. you will know about it. believe me, this room will know about it before i know about it. i think i could have a very good relationship with russia and with president putin. if i did, that would be a great thing. there's also a great possibility that won't happen. who knows.
okay? >> the president's remarks came after the white house hit russia with sanctions for election meddling and cyber attacks and expelled russian diplomats in response to this poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in england in broad daylight last month. today vladimir putin called for an investigation into that poisoning and demanded that russia play a role in that inquiry. got to love that. putin also cast doubt on reports of russia's involvement in that attack. while he is accusing the west of launching an anti-russia campaign. clint watts, a former fbi agent and friend of this broadcast has been closely watching the evolution of putin's handling of donald trump. today clint watts wrote this in an op ed for the "new york times." quote, in trump and his campaign, mr. putin spotted a golden opportunity, an easily
ingrai in -- open to manipulation and unaware of russia's long run game of supervision. subversion. here to talk about his work, clint watts, former fbi special counsel agent. also back with us our national political reporter for nbc news who was at the president's news conference earlier today. clint, i'll begin with you. i was watching you watching the president. what was that dynamic we saw on display today? why were you smiling? >> it's just two minutes of nonsense. no one's been tougher. anyone who's watched president reagan or president bush would have to say that was a much tougher stance on russia. he's been slow on sanctions.
he has tried to divert sanctions at didnfferent times. he has constantly avoided confronting putin. when told not to congratulate putin, he congratulated putin on the phone. even here he was talking about we are showing strength with our military, with our military, with our military. he seems to be completely unaware that russia just launched the most successful influence campaign and information warfare attack on the united states in our country's history and that doesn't require any military. he went right around us to our internal politics. putin went right around all of this military strength and has sowed massive chaos in our country. when i hear him talking, he is unaware exactly how this strategy is working and how that influence campaign is happening. we just saw putin right there. he turned right around and
blamed the united kingdom for that nerve agent attack. it's crazy. >> seemingly off the wall question, actually germane. do you believe as many do that robert mueller has had a stack of donald trump's tax returns on his desk for months? >> i don't know that he has them yet. but this is what i was trying to point out in the article is x if you want to investigate this case, if he is compromised or coerced, the way to do that is through financial manipulation. to understand that you have to look at tax returns. >> what was it like to be there in the moment? his statements today ignored history. we also heard that wanting to get along yearning in his voice that we've heard before. >> he's repeated that multiple times. the interesting thing is that, yes, the administration has taken some measures to show their disapproval of some of
russia's actions in recent years, but the president has never really come out and condemned russia directly or putin directly with regard to the 2016 elections. he has criticized russian actions in syria. he has taken actions in solidarity with these chemical attacks in the u.k. recently. but really when it comes to this major issue, this national security threat in the united states, he has not really taken a firm stance against russia. he's even at times expressed skepticism that russia was solely to blame for the meddling in the 2016 elections. it's quite startling to see that when he's standing next to these three baltic leaders where their whole entire national security existence right now resolves around this idea that russia is their border, they share a border with russia and that threat is something that's very real to them.
they would truly like to see the president coming out and taking a stronger stance in solidarity with european allies, nato allies especially. that was the very interesting thing, that he sort of tap danced around the issue once again standing next to these leaders. that really makes a lot of our european allies very nervous. >> clint, let me ask you about your life's work. how do the men and women who are in the traditional fight against russia, the pre-trump notion of the fight against russia, how do they keep their heads down, keep their concentration, keep moving forward and do their work? >> i think it's two parts. one, you're not sure when the administration has your back if you're movine ining forward. it's a zero sum game with russia. you want to counter any move. you don't know what your country's stance is policy wise
vis-a-vis russia. how can you work even as an intelligence service or when you show up in a place like syria and you see russian contractors or russian military squaring off literally with u.s. military personnel at different times. what are we supposed to be doing? are we aligned with them, are we fighting with them? how does this proceed moving forward? it's got to be a confusing landscape. >> the president at one point asked one of the baltic leaders to repeat her praise from a private meeting in the oval office in front of the cameras. it remind add led a lot of folkt the cabinet meetings where they went around in sequence and everybody had to compliment the president out loud. >> the president is certainly not shy to praise people who praise him in his presence. he loves to kind of have that
reaffirmation that he's doing a good job by anyone who's around him. so of course he took a minute to actually invoke the name of his former opponent hillary clinton. he called out, quote, crooked hillary in that case and said that he would probably be doing a better job with nato allies and defending them than hillary clinton would have done. so the election clearly on his mind, but also just the fact that he feels that he's really moving the relationship forward. he brought that up. >> the election is never far from the conversation. a day of sequence, to be sure. our thanks to you both. coming up, the president went there again today and there and there, for that matter. his verbal attack on so many fronts. ♪ ♪ ♪ raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ♪ ♪ bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪
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east over the last 17 years. we get nothing, nothing out of it, nothing. and as you remember in civilian life for years i said keep the oil. we didn't keep the oil. who got the oil was isis. nato was delinquent. they were not paying their bills. they were not paying what they should be paying. nobody's been tougher on russia than i have. and with that being said, i think i could have a very good relationship with president put putin. i think. it's possible i won't and you will know about it. >> let's back up and start with the fact once and for all that the us postal service receives zero taxpayer dollars rig sdoll. the president's remarks today in person and on social media ranged from a tax on amazon, hillary clinton, barack obama and the head of cnn at a time
when we have just learned more about the pressure on the president from this russia investigation. as that "washington post" piece we mentioned at the top of the broadcast reports, trump may soon have more from the special counsel to contend with. this quote, the special counsel told trump's lawyers that he is preparing a report about the president's actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice and that if mueller finds trump engaged in criminal conduct, he could detail it in a report and let congress to decide whether to launch impeachment proceedings based on mueller's findings. so the question is how will this post reporting tonight, which is so consequential, how will it break publicly and in the west wing? >> obviously tonight we're
seeing this is significant. it certainly does not suggest that the president is out of hot water. there's the idea that though he is not currently a target, perhaps he still could be, particularly if he does sit down for an interview with the mueller team, which his lawyers counsel against. he believes he is his own best spokesman, he is his own best defense attorney in this case and he can clear the debate by sitting down. that has led to john dowd's departure from said legal team. in the west wing, there is two different schools of thought. one is there is some sense of relief that the president at least right now is not a target. that is perhaps good news. it's better than the al alternative. there's some suggestion that this is perhaps leading along the path to this cloud eventually lifting.
there's also concern about some in the west wing and some outside trump allies that this is going to push the president -- this news will be dpre greeted by the president and he'll go too far, that he will take to twit toter to go after or sit down for the interview and make things much worse for himself. >> when china makes up its mind to flip sanctions on us, goods and services in this country could increase exponentially. a question i always try to ask, how did the trump agenda advance today? >> unclear. the president, when a big moment in the russia investigation comes, that's often linked to the kind of scatter shot performances like we saw today.
the tariffs thing is still very much -- the repercussions are to be felt. what to do about syria. the president made a lot of news last week suggesting it might be a quick withdrawal. >> the man who said he'll never telegraph his moves in advance. >> in this case, seems to be doing so, which highlighted a real sort of disagreement within the white house where he has suggested to do exactly that while members of his national security team are saying not to do that. there's also scott pruitt, the head of the epa, who the president last night called and offered some reassurances, keep your head up, keep fighting. >> we've got your back. >> a message that was largely reiterated by chief of staff john kelly today. that's not the entire story. kelly and others in the white house are very upset at pruitt. they don't like the bad headlines. the president has told people that he's tired of turning on
the news and seeing scott pruitt out there, you know, the next negative story hitting him. that as much as the president is fond of pruitt, likes the environmental rollbacks he has done, likes the regulations he is stripping away, he doesn't like all the bad headlines. so at this very moment scott pruitt's job is safe. david skuhulkin's job was safe one point too until it wasn't. >> thank you, my friend. appreciate it very much. coming up, without funding for his wall, the president's new idea to defend our southern border with mexico when we come right back. this is frank. sup! this is frank's favorite record. this is frank's dog. and this is frank's record shop. frank knowns northern soul,
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wall on our southern border and i will have mexico pay for that wall. mark my words. >> 33 months now after the speech that launched donald trump's run for president. he's still trying to deliver on a fundamental campaign promise. but the president's wall has not been funded. without it, he announced today he has a new plan to secure the border. >> i've been speaking with general mattis. we're going to be doing things militarily. until we can have a wall, we're going to be guarding our board -- border with the military. >> the mexican border is very unprotected by our laws. hopefully congress will get their act together and get in and create some very powerful
laws. so what we are preparing for the military to secure our border between mexico and the united states. >> with us for more, our military analyst. who better to talk about this than u.s. retired army colonel jack jacobs. he is one of only 71 living recipients of the medal of honor. we put together a graphic with countries with militarized borders. you have passed through a number of checkpoints. always it's an opportunity to check your surroundings. very colorful graphic. very basic question, is this the kind of thing we do? >> no. well, we do it from time to time. obama send some federalized troops down there. george bush did too. but none of these troops were and these aren't going to be folks who are going to set up
machine gun nests and take pot shots at illegal aliens coming across the rio grande river. they're going to be there to support the border patrol. they're going to take them around in helicopters so they can survey the area, going to put out sensors, going to develop intelligence, we're going to support them with logistics and administration. it's not going to be the army of the united states defending the republic along the rio grande river. >> nor can you hand them mres and say thank you so much for your service, lots of luck. they need encampments, places to sleep, contractors to cook their food, people to pull security for their locations. >> raises the question who's going to pay for it. at the end of the day the federal government is going to pay for it. the only way you can do it is to federalize the national guard. for that you need a couple of things, including the compliance
of the governor of the state who actually owns those troops. the national guard is the army of each of the governors and you can't deploy them or federalize them without asking the governor's permission first. >> how is this going to go over with the rank and file? i can't help but think of a reservist who is a mexican-american facing that border maybe even in addition tonigt to night vision with armaments? >> they're not going to be very happy about it for a number of reasons. the most significant is we don't have enough troops to defend the rest of the country in the first place, let alone send them to the border. we have the smallest army since about 1940. the army is liable to get even smaller before it gets bigger. they're undertrained, overcommitted, deployed many
times over. to take some of these people out of what they're doing now, including deployments and training support and all the rest of that stuff and send them of them down -- we're talking about active duty people and reservists and national guard people, to send them down to the southern border is a waste of troops and they're not going to like it very much. >> all that stuff the president said yesterday flanked by the easter bunny to those little kids waiting for the east egg egg roll to start about our military buildup, the biggest of all time, the $7 billion? >> headed nowhere also without the compliance of the congress. at the end of the day, the budget, while it calls for an increase in military expenditures, has not called for a significant increase in head count. at the end of the day, doesn't matter how many ships or airplanes you have, you need people. taking the objective is relatively easy. holding onto it is something
else entirely. all the money in the world is not going to pay for the number of people we really need to have in the service and keep them from being deployed over and over again in the same place. >> colonel jack jacobs, who was at one time a 19-year-old soldier. >> i was once. >> thanks, jack. coming up, the schools that are closed tomorrow because the teachers have had enough. we'll hear from one voice that stood out today. ♪ directv now gives you more for your thing. your letting go thing. your sorry not sorry thing. your out with the old in with the new, onto bigger and better thing. get the live tv you love. no bulky hardware. no satellite. no annual contract. try directv now for $10/mo for 3 months. more for your thing. that's our thing. visit directvnow dot com
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happen. >> all we ask of them is to educate each one of our citizens. if there's a teacher in your life you know there's a movement under way. teachers accrediross this count have had enough. what started in west virginia, moved to kentucky and oklahoma appears arizona will be next. they're striking for increased funding. in oklahoma 23 school districts remained closed for a second straight day. oklahoma ranks near the bottom of this nation in terms of public revenue spent per student. they signed a pay raise last week but the teachers say they're holding out until students get funding and resources they need. during our live coverage from oklahoma today. one moment stood out to us and thought it deserves a second
look tonight. it was an oklahoma teacher conducted by our own. >> reporter: this is ray who teaches fifth grade. you told me you work two jobs to make ends meet. >> yes, ma'am. for the last 4 years i work at a brahm's and subway sandwich. there's something wrong when you have a masters degree and work to put your kid through scouting. >> reporter: what is your message to lawmakers? >> there is nowhere to run and hide. this is beggar than party politics. they may say, you're a democrat, you won't vote for me anyway. i'm a republican. there's mid-terms elections coming up. so help me if they put an r on a fence post and run against one of those incumbents who don't fix this funding i will vote for the fence post.
>> reporter: republicans say it's not only about education, they have to look at the budget for health and other things. what do you say to that? >> i think that's divide and conquer. i think we can pay for things we need. we're not just fighting for a raise. what they offered i would be satisfied. i have 36 kids in my class, 10 don't have textbooks for math. i had to teach out of two different books, 22 of one and another. we have money to fix this. this is the same legislature who found money to give theirselves several raises the last few years but they're trying to tell us they can't put a textbook in every kid's hand. we're not buying it. >> reporter: we have seen this in states like kentucky. is this a trend we're seeing in gop led states? >> yes. i have 11 very close friends in education from alabama to
tennessee. this move of the school kids being the last thing on the back of the stove. this is going to stop, whatever it takes. we will hold them accountable. >> that is an energized and dedicated teacher named ray sanders, schoolteacher in oklahoma, where tomorrow, school closures will stretch into a third day. another break, a final break for us and then coming up, what viewers at home on this night 50 years ago saw on their tv screens that changed the course of our country, when we continue.
prevagen. the name to remember. the last thing before we go tonight is the day that begins exactly two minutes from now, april 4th will forever be the anniversary of the assassination of the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. tomorrow marks 50 years. for television viewers watching nbc on that night in 1968, this is what they saw. >> nbc interrupts its regular programming schedule to bring you the following special report. martin luther king jr. was
killed in memphis, tennessee, shot in the face from his hotel and died an hour later. >> king was in memphis to support a strike by black sanitation workers who were paid less than whites. he had just stepped onto the balcony outside room 306 of the lorraine motel and was shot. two of the men on that balcony would become leaders, andrew young and bobby kennedy. riots under way and a number of u.s. cities, adults had good reason to wonder forever their country was going to be okay. the good news is we're still here. tomorrow, we mark the anniversary of a single rifle shot from an open window, which cuddle a man and staggered the rest of us. correction jesse jackson and bobby kennedy was killed. >> good night from us from nbc news headquarters in snork.
new york . it's great to be back. i had a couple of days off for which i'm very grateful, especially my friend, joy reid, who filled in so ably last night. thank you. lots of news today including breaking news tonight. this afternoon, the shooting that took place at youtube headquarters in san bruno, california, was the focus of a lot of attention. close to the san francisco international airport. from all the information we've got at this point it looks like this was the kind of shooting that would be classified as a workplace shooting, potentially a workplace shooting related to a domestic matter. neither of those things are unusual at all in our country at this point. however, in this case, it took