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the trump administration has struck a deal with the incoming mexican government to keep asylum seekers in mexico while their claims move through u.s. courts. plus former fbi director james comey and loretta lynch have been subpoenaed to testify in a closed session on capitol hill regarding the hillary clinton e-mail scandal that rocked the election. and the democrats prepare to take over the house and vet t investigate the president on a number of issues. >> and climate crisis? we begin with the breaking news again from the "washington post," this regarding a potential overhaul to u.s. immigration policy. the post is reporting that the trump administration has won the support of mexico's newly elected government for a sweeping plan that would require asylum seekers to remain to wait
in mexico while their claims are processed here in the united states. joining me now by phone, "washington post" mexico bureau chief joshua partlo, who wrote that story. this is extraordinary news. perspective-wise, sir, how big a break would this be from current u.s. policy? >> thanks for having me. yeah, this would be an enormous change in business as usual at the u.s. border. the way it works now, if you come and apply for asylum in the u.s., you get an initial screening at the border and then if you pass that, you're admitted to wait in the united states, to live in the united states pending your immigration court proceeding. that could be months, that could be years in the united states. many, many people have done that in recent years and it's one of the policies that president trump obviously is very unhappy about. >> okay. joshua, as i was reading your
article and i have to admit it came out after i already was on the air and i was reading it during commercials and it was pretty long, but what i have yet to figure out, what is mexico getting out of this deal? >> i think mexico is a larmlarm the new government, leftist government, takes over in about a week. they're very concerned about preserving a good relationship with the united states. so they're worried on one hand about these caravans crossing mexico. it's also a problem for them. it's a huge group of people. bad things can happen to them along the way. it also causes constant news and pushback from the united states. so they don't want to get in the situation where one caravan after another after another crosses mexico on the way to the u.s. border. i think they're also upset about the fact that the u.s. deployed troops to the u.s. border. they don't like that. and they don't like these
threats from president trump that he might close down these official ports of entry and shut down legal border traffic. in tijuana where the migrant caravan is located right now, 100,000 people cross there legally every day. it's a massive port of entry for legal cargo and human traffic back and forth. i think it's a defense of posture ultimately that mexico doesn't want to have these worst case scenarios play out. they also say in effect this policy is already happening at the u.s. border. right now the u.s. is letting so few people in to apply for asylum each day that in effect they're already waiting in mexico so they wouldn't have to change very much. the other point is that they've offered $100,000 job permits to the central americans or they're prepared to offer those. so they think they can -- they have the vacancies and the
factories and the -- along the u.s. border so they want the workforce there and they've got a bunch of new infrastructure projects in southern mexico, so they think they can put central americans to work. what we haven't been able to find out and what neither the u.s. nor the mexican officials that we've talked to really spell out is if there's any kind of financial offer of assistance from the united states. >> exactly. that was my next question, joshua. would that have to be sort of a back-door channel? it's my understanding the loyalty wantloya loyal ity -- tijuana government has been picking up the bill. this could go on for a while. would the united states pay mexico or sort of assist in a
sort of back-door deal? >> it's a good question. from what we know now, no explicit offer has been made, no numbers have been given. i assume that the united states would support, you know, would want to help mexico do what they can do make this a reality. both countries, particularly mexico, says the longer term step is they want economic development in central america, they want to help build jobs? central america so people don't want to migrate in the first place. it will be interesting to see if the u.s. wants to support that. but at this point you're right, the tijuana mayor declared this a humanitarian crisis the other day. he says he doesn't have the money to pay for all these people and so he will be i'm sure asking the mexican federal government for help to pay for this. >> we should tell everyone the name of this deal "remain in mexico," an easy one to remember.
it certainly specifies exactly what's going on. joshua partlow, thank you for being with us. and joining me now, my panel. so welcome to all four of you. i'm going to reach out to you long distance there, jeff, first. we have yet to see the president weigh in on this break news. "the washington post" article was posted just about two hours ago. is it safe to say the president will claim this as some sort of victory for the u.s.? >> in a word, alex, yes. i think president trump for better or for worse is entirely predictable and transparent when it comes to issues like this. he will likely claim credit for causing the tipping point here, his decision to militarize the border, that was the thing that factored into mexican officials
capitulating, turning mexico into a waiting room to have their asylum claims considered by the united states. the last time it was with kim jong un, the fire and fury threat. that brought kim jong un to the negotiating table. even though we've seen the sort of recent rise in illegal entries, overall the vast number of illegal immigrants trying to make their way across the border, that number is at historic lows. this is clearly an issue that president trump thinks works for him politically but the administration also believes in the underlying policy. steven miller wouldn't have a position of policy in the if that wasn't true. the u.s. is accepting fewer refugees at historically low levels, even as the number of refugees across the world has doubled in the last five or six years, alex. >> i'm going to apologize and
welcome also to the panel hagar. i know you spent much of your career in and around mexican negotiations. you heard me talk about financial back channel support. speak to that as well. >> presumably mexico must get something out of this deal. they have the same concerns we do on the caravan. this incoming government obviously wants to maintain good relationships with the trump administration. that's going to be a motivating factor. but as with any negotiations and we don't have all the details yet out from it, i would imagine mexico gets something on the back end. it would be hard to believe this is just what the trump administration wanted and this is what they're accepting in return. >> yeah. again, i'm looking at the
article myself and i've been trying to parse through it and it's not blatantly apparent what mexico gets out of this, except potentially maybe warmer relations. there's no love loss between the outgoing mexican president and our president so do you think that may be a motivating factor here? >> i think you just hit the nail on the head. the u.s. is in the final stages of finally getting nafta 2.0 through congress so there does appear to be a new roadblock with that, especially as democrats try to make changes to it with the new house of representatives taking over in january. it also comes just ahead of the g-20. the president is set to meet with world leaders, including chinese president xi jinping. in terms of mexico, the u.s. would like to head into that meeting with chan, gina, geo
politically speaking saying they have more support from canada and mexico. but how this is going to play out with the homeland security, secretary nielsen and president trump have been butting heads for quite some time. just the other day president trump said he wanted to see secretary nielsen had a more aggressive rhetorical approach and policy approach, more aligned with the likes, as geoff pointed out, to steven miller. so at the end of the day this is a president who campaigned on this in his closing arguments but now is facing a different type of political dynamic with the democrats set to take over the house in just a few short weeks. >> did you see any potential legal problems, hurdles or is this all being executed by mexico and the president can say i've got nothing to do with this? >> there are potential problems. if the president makes a deal that conflicts with the ina, the
law governor earning immigration and nationality, the president's deal with always lose to an act of congress. that's what a court recently said, issuing a t.r.o. in a case involving the president pr proclamation and agency proclamation. if the president makes some deal or proclamation or policy that conflicts with federal law, congressional law, legislation, then the president's deal will always lose. that's the simple hierarchy of laws. and it starts with the constitution, moves down to federal law enacted by congress and then below both of those items is any presidential proclamation or executive order. >> natasha, how do you see this all playing out? do you see they're going to have 5,000, potentially more from
this migrant caravan hanging out in tijuana for an extended period of time? the white house has yet to confirm this report in the "washington post" which has just come out. >> yeah, i think that strong trump supporters and congress especially will be very supportive of this. we just saw the white house had a huge setback in san francisco when a judge there ruled he could not deny asylum to immigrants crossing the border illegally. this is the work around. trump characterizes himself as this big deal maker. i think they'll paint this as a success. the asylum issue has always been very contentious? congress. it was said that asylum seekers before they cross the borders, they should apply for asylum from the united states elsewhere. that is not how it works. you have to approach a port of entry at the united states in
order to request asylum to begin with. so this seems to be some kind of work around where the president is going to do away with his hated catch and you hat hated catch-and-release policy. they're going to paint it as something that might improve relations with mexico. we have to be aware of what mexico is getting in return and the legal issues that might come with this. >> all five of your voices, many thanks for this breaking news and weighing in on that. thank you all so much. coming up, feeling the heat, a newly released climate report. bill nye is going to join me next. as the president is criticized for his comments on the issue, late night host steven colbert stays in. >> does seeing this change your opinion at all on climate change? >> no, no, i have a strong
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about 10% by the end of this century. the report was released during a week in which the president responded to an arctic blast by asking "whatever happened to global warming"? the white house responded they're largely based on the most extreme scenario. joining me now, bill nye, the science guy. he's out with a new book "everything all at once." sure seems like it's all coming all at once. >> depends when you start counting. say 1988 when james hansen testified in front of the u.s. congress and this u.s. global climate project was established with 13 government agencies in the reagan and the first bush presidential years. this was a conservative idea when conservatism meant conserving our resources. it's got to come back. that this report was released on
the friday after thanksgiving to me tells you somebody's trying to hide something. >> burying it? >> and so on. i am optimistic about this. there are tremendous opportunities for news renewable energy. we have tremendous problems with saudi arabia. wouldn't it be better if we didn't have to buy oil from overseas. >> bill, the trump administration is going to say, hey, we're making great progress in renewable energy, we're trying to invest in that. do you find that not to be true? >> the investment isn't near live enougnearly enough. having the leader deny climate change isn't enough. people that watch this cable news station are like minded in general, and people that watch the other one are not. but i'll just say to people that watch the other one, the man is duping you.
this is to say the fossil fuel industry has been very successful in introducing the idea that scientific uncertainty or monitoring and evaluating extremes is the same as doubt about the whole thing. plus or minus 2% is the same as plus or minus 100%. that's wrong. they're trying to take advantage of you. >> but look, if this president is doubting it, one would assume that one reason he might be doubting it is because of for financial reasons, let's say, things for which he has invested, his friends have invested, the way in which the can country makes money might suffer. the report suggests by the end of century our country would suffer a worse event than the recession a decade ago. can't that speak to the president? >> this is our hope. i say all the time, everybody,
check out the solutionsproject.org. these are civil engineers that did an analysis of u.s. energy needs. we could run the whole place renewable if we just decided to do it. i cannot help but think of my parents who were both veterans of world war ii, they fought with people of different faiths, nonbelievers, they all got together to solve a global problem. we can do this. the point to be made is the urgency. >> can we do this bill if we're not part of the paris climate accord? >> i think things are going to change very quickly. and i don't know -- i can't be sure what will happen in the next year, but there may be new leadership. so we're -- i encourage everybody to focus on working together. people talk about red states and blue states quite a bit here on msnbc, but my experience has
been it's college towns and not college towns. it's not states. everybody who's educated is happy that he or she got educated. and we can all learn about climate change. it's not, as i like to say, rocket surgery. >> can i ask about the president's claims that there was gross forest mismanagement. he said if you could have raked the forest floors in paradise and southern gray hills in malibu area, they would not have been as bad. is that true or not true? >> to us on the science side, no, it's completely false, obviously false, stop it. but facts have not been a big issue with this administration. so everybody -- the president is doubling down on denial, which is very common. and the people around him are behaving the same way. when you hear -- when you're presented with evidence -- there's no such thing as a
haunted house. you deny it, there is haunted house, there is a haunted house, until a couple years go by and you're presented with evidence and you come around. so we're all hoping that the people this president hires will embrace the problem and we'll all get to work on climate chanchan change. >> how much is this president an isolated man in this -- >> you're the hard hitting investigative reporter. >> the paris climate accord. we pulled out. venezuela may not be part of it, yemen may be the other one that's not part of it. come on. >> on the science side, everybody, we've been very concerned about this for 30 years. this has been a very big problem that's only getting worse. this latest report and the report before that point out that the time we have left to make changes is getting more and more limited. >> right. >> and everybody -- i emphasize again, it not whether or not there was a cold snap on thanksgiving in the heartland. wherever you live out there,
just look up the coldest day -- the record coldest day where you live the last whatever data you can get online, hundred years. you'll see that the coldest day has gotten warm and warmer. it's an easy way to show yourself the facts of climate change. now, it's the speed, everybody. that's the thing. yes, in ancient dinosaur times it was warmer, there was more carbon monoxide. that's right. we're living now, the last two and a half centuries it's accelerating warming. we want to do something about it. electricity is magical. we're watching television, we're listening to my voice with microphones, cameras, you have a mobile phone out there. you might have an induction stove. electricity can make toast, it can run computers, it can present communication around the world with space assets, it's amazing. what we want to do is produce electricity renewably.
if i were king of the forest, and i'm not, we would be pursuing wind, solar, energy storage and we would in the background do something about understanding if we can produce a nuclear power plant that people will put up with and is modular and we can handle the waste. that research would go on in parallel. we would do, alex, everything all at once. and while we're at it, everybody, i remind you the insight spacecraft lands on mars on monday. we're back east at 14:53, at 2:53 back eastern time. it is extraordinary. there is no other organization that can put together a spacecraft and land it on mars with the regularity that nasa does. so that's something else we get done. we try to understand our place in the cosmos, we try to understand the science of climates on planets and here we all are. the world's getting warmer because of humans, let's go!
>> here's my last question, bill. of the things that stand out to you in this report, what is the most alarming? is it the speed -- >> the speed. the speed is the problem, everybody. if the world were just slowly getting warmer, it would be okay. if you live in paradise, california and your house is destroyed and, yes, people were killed and that's horrible -- >> 87 at last count. >> but the financial loss to people, the loss of productivity, they stopped going to work. they stop paying taxes when you lose everything because they're unemployed. it's extraordinary. and then when there are floods in houston, in mississippi, in florida. >> miami. >> miami with this enormous infrastructure, tremendous amount of investment. when that stuff is wiped out, it costs everybody. it's expensive. so it's the speed. so the sooner we get to work nationally and then become world leaders the atway the u.s. was
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talks for a possible plea deal. what do you think we'll learn on monday about manafort's involvement on the mueller probe and what do you think it means for trump? >> that is the question of the ages. we'll find what, if anything, manafort did to cooperate with the special counsel. if they used that information, that means it was vetted, and federal prosecutors found it to be valuable and believable, enough to get hand in hand with somebody they found to be a criminal to get to bigger fish. the bigger fish could be russians, could be people abroad having little to do with the presidency or they could face in the other direction towards the white house. so monday will answer a lot of questions, assuming that the special counsel lets us see what
has been in their strategy during this entire time. >> how big a get would it be to get roger stone? mueller's been circling for a long time now, speaking with multiple associates of his. >> to get jerome corsi or get roger stone requires an additional bit of a few infra e inferences to get to the president. you have to assume corsi was the person who obtained the information about the wikileaks data dump concerning the podesta e-mails. from there you'd have to assume he told roger stone and from there you'd have to assume roger stone somehow worked with the president or somebody in his close circle to reveal that information or provide the president that information. that would be the most direct line to a charge of collusion. but it requires a number of inferences and connecting the dots that just haven't been quite connected yet. >> okay. danny, thank you for weighing in on that. much appreciated. meanwhile, the president is
trying to clean up reports of ivanka trump's use of a private e-mail server while hillary clinton took to twitter for a clean-up job of her own. joining us, evan siegfried and joel payne. evan, i'm going to start with you here first. let's get to ivanka's e-mails. the president is doubling down on claims that his daughter's e-mail use was very innocent. do you think that's going to get her off the hook or do you think there are going to be further implications here, if not investigations have been called for we know by trey gowdy. >> this is on the level of hypocrisy. yes, hillary clinton had her own basement server, which ivanka trump did not but you should have known better if you were ivanka trump. right now the defense is ivanka is guilty but not responsible because she wasn't aware. she absolutely was aware. we don't know what's in the e-mails, we don't know if there was classified information from there. the only investigation was a
self-done investigation by her legal team and it was her criminal defense lawyer saying everything is fine, nothing is here. we need an independent investigation. and there's the security risk factor. when she has these private e-mails, it's much more vulnerable to hack than a government-supplied server. she could be talking about government officials or plans and any intelligence agency would be thrilled she's using g-mail and not a .gov server. >> joel, with the democrats poised to investigate her use of a private account and also one that she shared with her husband, jared kushner. could this carry anywhere near the same gravitas as hillary clinton's e-mail scandal? >> it could. the original sin is not that
they used this sometimes or that hillary clinton did, it's the overreaction to hillary clinton in the first place. the fact that three years ago that this turned into a story within the media, within the elites in washington, d.c., they used it as an excuse to bludgeon hillary clinton and destroy her chances. that i argue was the original sin here. so the reaction is not, hey, let's go and treat ivanka with the same disregard and anger that we treated hillary clinton, let's go and apologize to what we did to hillary clinton three years ago. that's the more appropriate reaction. >> evan, you mentioned the hypocrisy of all of this, given how president trump just hammered hillary clinton during the campaign on her use of the e-mail server. is this more about hypocrisy or more about the substance that would be in these e-mails that ivanka trump wrote. >> we don't know what was in those e-mails. that's part of the problem. weep ne
we need to find out what's there. i don't think weep shou should apologizing to hillary clinton. she set up a server in her basement to avoid having to disclose what she said in her e-mails and we found thousands upon thousands of classified e-mails in there. having worked for the federal government i would have been facing being fired, if not probably prosecution if i had done something similar. ivanka trump should be held to the same level of scrutiny. hillary clinton does not deserve an apology, she deserves her place in history for blowing it. >> i would argue she does need an apology, that the fbi investigated it and it was found it was somewhat of an overreaction. the lesson is not to put someone else on the same griddle that you did hillary clinton, it's to say let's be smarter about how we analyze this and give more of
a thoughtful discourse. it's very important to be transparent with it but i don't think we handled it as a society the correct way. >> joel, the rnc spokeswoman was with me last hour and she said the fact is that ivanka had not been schooled on the rules at the beginning here. is that possible? i mean, we all recall the chaos of the trump white house in those early months in 2017 and this is all alleged to have taken place in 2017. so is it conceivable that nobody got to her and said we know your father was hammering hillary clinton on all this so on the looks of this you probably shouldn't use a personal e-mail, maybe it's a lapse of judgment on her part, but is it possible nobody went up to her and said, hey, ivanka, you can't do this. >> that's why you don't put an amateur in the white house. that's why you don't put jared kushner in front of the entire federal government, that's why you don't give very large
sprawling responsibilities to people who have never done this. that essentially proves the entire point of why the trump experiment was such a dangerous one. yes, alex, you make a good point but i think that proves the larger point -- >> are you saying it's not a well-oiled machine? >> it's not. >> jared kushner was using signal, an encrypting messaging app which delete the message. they should have known better. the defense being used is she's stupid? no. we have to hold everyone accountable. >> hold ivanka accountable but let's be thoughtful about what we did in the first place in terms of turning hillary clinton's life inside-out because of this. >> i think she did it to herself. she's to blame. she installed the server there. >> if a guy robs a bank, are we going to say we're so sorry you
were economically depressed and robbed a bank? no, we're going to prosecute you. >> you guys can continue to argue amongst yourselves. thank you so much. >> coming up, the trump administration strikes a deal with the mexico government to keep asylum seekers in mexico. more on that next. alright, up and down, never side to side, shaquem. you got it? come on, get back. quem, you a second behind your brother, stay focused. can't nobody beat you, can't nobody beat you. hard work baby, it gonna pay off. you got this. with the one hundred and forty-first pick, the seattle seahawks select. alright, you got it, shaquem. alright, let me see. who doesni do.ve a deal? check out the united explorer card. savin' on this! savin' on this!
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administration has struck a deal with mexico that could reshape u.s. border policy. nbc news has confirmed that asylum seekers will be required to wait in mexico while their cases are processed through u.s. courts, a deal that officials say was reached weeks ago and could still take weeks before going into effect actually. this comes as the mayor of tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis on the mexican border town where thousands of migrants have camped out and are desperately trying to enter the united states. we talk more with colonel jack jacobs, a medal of honor reacceptarese recipie recipient. how do you think this deal with mexico could potentially change the immigration system? >> it's going to make it a lot easier for the president to declare he's won on a political basis. it's going to streamline the way people are admitted to the united states and it's going to
do something the united states has been trying to do for a long time and that is to motivate the mexican government to do a much better job of policing its border with guatemala, over which acsylum seekers come, the come from central america. it's liable to have that effect even though the incoming president is a leftist, i think he's going to be very much interested in ameliorating relations between the united states and mexico and that may motivate him to send more troops down to the border to, if not close it off, to make it less porous. >> with regard to mexico, it is suggested that this will be a good way for mexico and the united states to work together on immigration. i mean, you mentioned that which comes from guatemala, certainly on the southern border that wouldn't necessarily be within president trump's purview, but
this might spark a solution between the two on medium and long-term solutions. is this enough of a carrot to dangle to say a problem that has beleaguered these two countries' borders for decades would be able to be worked on successfully through this? >> well, there a lot of moving parts to this. one of them obviously migrants leaving central america from difficult countries where they are threatened and there's no economic up side, to move to either mexico or the united states to find a better life. there are people threatened down there and so on. mexico also suffers from this because it inundates their areas, cities, with people they can't deal with and eventually they come to the american border where you have the problems that you have in the border towns like tijuana. it's a very, very small step but
to get american cooperation and support rather than a wall to work together with the united states to reduce the influx of migrants or to make their lives a little bit easier once they're inside mexico is probably the objective of the state department. and not only that, it would be helpful to the american military establishment because military leaders don't want to keep sending active duty or guard and reserve people down to the border, alex. >> colonel, i want to have you weigh in on this given your vast experience as a military man. let's take a listen to what the president said about what's going on at the border. >> they're starting fist fights. they have fist fights all over the streets. they're starting fist fights. these are not like normal, innocent people. these are people you talk to them and they start a fist fight. i don't want that in this country. okay? >> reporter: what about the idea
that the military may use legal force against these migrants? >> if they have to, that are going to use lethal force. i've given the okay. i hope they don't have to. >> he's given them the okay. what's your response to that? >> well, first of all, it means that the decision to authorize lethal force is not going to reside in the white house but instead to one or more of a series of general officers, some of whom are on site and others who are up the chain of command to the pentagon. so the president of the united states is not going to make the decision. >> will they authorize the use of force? the gentlemen in the chain of command? >> unlikely since the active duty soldiers who are down there are not even armed. so i don't see that happening. and i don't see general jim mattis, secretary of defense, presiding over the kind of scenario where we saw in 1970 at
kent state where you have innocent people shot by people in uniform. i think the likelihood of any of this happening approaches zero and i think making a political statement. none of this is likely to happen. >> colonel jacobs, always great to have you, sir. >> thanks for having me. >> cindy hide-schmidt is under fire for a "joke" involving a hanging. a wealth of opportunit. that's the clarity you get from fidelity wealth management. straightforward advice, tailored recommendations, tax-efficient investing strategies, and a dedicated advisor to help you grow and protect your wealth.
welcome back, everyone. i'm alex witt. it has been 18 days since the midterms and the elections are not over. tuesday is a special runoff election in mississippi between mike espy and senator hyde-smith. she's kept a pretty low profile. she's making her first public appearance in more than a week. so i'm going to go right to you. what are you hearing from the senator at today's event? >> reporter: alex, this is the first time we've been with her in more than a week there since she was last seen up on capitol
hill a week ago thursday. besides that debate the other night in which she apologized to those offended by those reese mar -- remarks. the campaign bus is going down the road. at that point we'll be able to interview the senator when she arrives, we'll catch her there. the question is not only how many white voters, republican voters is mike espy able to pull over but also african-american turnout. i want to play for you why she says there's going to be strong democratic turnout. >> who are you voting for? >> mike espy. i think it's disheartening when you ignore true human things strictly to support a party line. the community here is not large enough to overcome things like
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eastern. right now i'm handing things off to aaron gilchrist. breaking just a short while ago, nbc news confirming president trump has struck a new deal with the income beikocoming mexican to hold asylum sukeeekers thered out of the u.s. while their paperwork is processed. >> and jerome corsi, a former associate of roger stone, is working on a plea deal. why that could be a very big deal. >> and president trump taking on the ninth circuit court of appeals as he accuses obama judges of blocking his sanctuary city policies. we begin with what's become a humanitarian crisis at the border. nbc confirming reports that the trump administration has stuck a deal with the mexican government that would allow asylum speakers to wait in mexico while their claims are processed h