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it's tuesday, july 23rd. in less than 18 hours, jerry nadler will gavel in first of two hearings starring robert mueller. the chairman's plan for tomorrow is to tell a story to the american people. next hour, the president will meet with senate republicans at the white house. at the same time democratic members on the house judiciary committee will hold a two hour prep session for tomorrow's testimony. the justice department has already sent a reminder to mueller to quote not go beyond the public version of his report or public statement. a move that chairman nadler nadler slammed as arrogant. the president is pushing his expectation ahead of the testimony. >> i've heard all i need to hear from mueller. i've read his report. i accept the findings. i don't think it will change public opinion. >> we want to get the facts out so the american people know what
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we're dealing with and hear it from mueller himself rather than the lies coming from the president and the attorney general. >> goes on for years and years. no collusion. no obstruction. that's not good enough. let's go more. they did everything. collusion. no collusion. they have no collusion. >> the underlying question remains. will tomorrow's testimony turn to tide of public opinion. one thing is for sure. when it comes to part one of the report, the conclusion is clear as christopher wrey testified today. >> are the russians still trying to interfere in our election system? >> the russians are absolutely intent on trying to interfere with our elections -- >> it is fair to say everything we have done against russia has not deterred them enough? all the sanctions, all the time,
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they're still at it. >> my view is until they stop they haven't been detiered enou -- deterred enough. >> and they're still doing it. >> mike, you and alex have been reporting that one congressional source is talking about mueller's last minute requests to have one of his deputies sworn in to the hearing along side mueller. who is this person? how do we think this resolved? >> you can't have hearing of this kind of high stakes without these last minute complications. what began was the ranking republican on the house judiciary committee accuse jerry nadler of throwing this into chaos with a last minute surprise witness. it's a request that came from robert mueller himself. he asked the committee if he could have one of his deputies,
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his counsel appear alongside him. also as a sworn witness at the hearing. the democrats relayed their request to republicans. what we understand from a spokesman from the democrats on the committee is that he will be present for the hearing in his capacity as a counsel for mueller. mueller can confer with him based on certain questions but he will not be a sworn witness. you can understand the potential here and the concern that might exist about whether mr. collins put it, this throws into question whether the hearing itself violates house rules about witness testimony and whether the witnesses were noticed properly. the last minute complications of hearing of this stakes throwing everything into a little bit of suspense that we we're facing. >> mike, do you think -- should we read into anything into mueller's request here. why does he want this backup?
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>> we heard some of nadler talking about the letter that came from the justice department reminding mueller of what he is and is not allowed to discuss. stay within those four corners out of the report. he might want to confer to make sure a question in the four corners of the report. something he's already stated publicly he does not want to go beyond that. what the potential for mischief would be potentially a republican member of the committee wanting to pose a question. that would raise to question whether he was properly noticed, properly sworn in. that's the concern here. his request is based on making sure he stays within the boundaries set by the justice department. >> what are we expecting from the president through the hearing tomorrow? i know it was he might watch a little bit. nobody really believed him when he really said that. there's been some shifts coming out today. how are they getting ready for
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this? >> you talk about it in terms of a coordinated strategy. it doesn't appear there is one at the moment between the president's legal team, the white house and republican allies of the president. that said, the messaging is very clear on this. you're already starting to see that colease today. the idea that president trump is in the eyes of many republicans, exonerated by this report from robert mueller and will be so again tomorrow when mueller testifies and as mike has been talking about, we expect refers back to that report. look for that line of questioning from republicans and the president's allies in and around washington to seize on that. as for the president himself, listen, his schedule is really light. he does not have a lot going on as far as public activities in morning and that's often an opportunity when we have seen the president watch cable news. we know that because he tweets about what he watches on cable news. is he going to live tweet this? is he going to tweet about it? this is a president who tweets often and frequently. he also enjoys subverting
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expectations in moments like these. i can think back to a cup of instani -- couple of instances is he would be tweeting and he held off. he likes to play with the media and act as that kind of fly in the ointment at times. i think it's still to be decided how the president will act. it's clearly on the president's mind because he said this a moment ago. i think we had that sound bite. we might have lost it. the president referenced the idea that he has -- hang on. >> i have an article two where i have the right to do what i want as president but i don't even talk about that because they did a report and there was no obstruction. after looking at it, our great attorney general read it. he's a total professional.
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he said there's nothing here. there's no obstruction. they think this is helping them. i think it's hurting them. >> reporter: this is much of what we have heard from president trump already. i think you'll know tomorrow what in the afternoon when robert mueller is finished speaking if that's still the line we're hearing from the president. nothing new has been revealed. i think republicans see that as a victory for them. >> all right. thank you both very much. it will be a busy day tomorrow for all of us. just hours before tomorrow's much anticipated robert mueller's testimony, some senior democrats concede that the hearings are unlikely to change public opinion. chairman of the house committee adam schiff who is overseeing the second part tells nbc news quote, we should be circumspect about how catalystic an event this will be. democrats do have a goal in
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mind. their basic ambition is more modest. to make more swing voters aware that the mueller report contains significant evidence of wrong doing that many prosecutors say would have led to trump's indictment were he not president. ken, what is the game plan here for democrats if we keep that last point that you made in your reporting in mind to achieve what they are looking for ? >> the game plan on obstruction is because they know that robert mueller won't say specifically he had enough to indict donald trump on obstruction of justice if trump wasn't the president. what they will do is try to walk mueller through the evidence. the ten instances of obstructive conduct and that episode where trump ordered his white house counsel don mcgahn to fire the special counsel, robert mueller. they believe that the american
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public doesn't know the details of these episodes. there's a letter out there with more than 1,000 federal prosecutors saying if this was any other american he would have been indicted. they feel like having mueller sort of walk the public through that evidence will be very helpful, not ideal, but will get the message to people who haven't heard this information that there is serious wrong doing in this report. >> how far can mueller go here? >> the goal here is to really take a sledge hammer early in the process to the falsehoods that have been over and over repeated by the president as well as the attorney general about no collusion, no obstruction. we know from the report itself that mueller goes out of his way to say that he is not measuring collusion. also that there are several incidents there that will be outlined about obstruction. they will start early. establishing that.
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that will be foundational as well as the fact that mueller was emphatic in his early statement he was operating under that olc guidance. you cannot indict a sitting president. before the antics get too fired up on the other side of the aisle, there is a coordinated strategy among the democrats to use their five minute increments to establish those building blocks and then from there you layer on a lot of the facts. that will take two different directions. some of the democrats think there's potentially some opportunity for movement even though a lot of opinions have hardened out there. they think a lot of this information that will be coming out in volume one will be shocking to the american people including for instance the back that 126 million americans were served content by the ira and the russians. things that all of you and i have read but only 3% of the
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rest of the population has. >> ken, you wrote in your story, quote, democrats expect mueller to be a reticent and difficult witness. first he decided not to reach a conclusion about the obstruction of justice evidence and then he made a choice, one not required by law or policy to promise avoid saying anything that isn't in his report. obviously, we'll find out pretty soon what hisdemeanor is. i think people are curious and i'm interested in your sense around the reporting as to whether he's going to come across as though he has no interest in being there. one word answers kind of thing or if he's willing to play ball. what do we know about his approach there in. >> i think it will depend on the subject. i think he's very interested in talking about what the russians did in 2016 and warning the country this is a huge problem. he tried to do that at his news conference. he wants to explain how it was done and he may even discuss, in
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general, the idea that perhaps campaigns should not be accepting help from a foreign government. when it comes to the specifics of why he didn't charge conspiracy against the trump campaign or why they didn't make a decision about obstruction of justice, he's going to be extremely reluctant and reticent to discuss that. he's an experienced congressional witness. this will be his 89th congressional hearing. he's very practiced at avoiding questions he doesn't want to answer. i think what the real potential for fireworks will be if the republicans challenge the integrity of the fbi, challenge robert mueller's integrity, attack the people he worked with. then i think you'll see some passion out of robert mueller, the witness. >> all right. thank you both very much for your reporting. i want to bring in msnbc legal analyst, former federal
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prosecutor who worked with mueller in the united states attorney's office and nancy cook, white house reporter for political k politico. cynthia, you worked are robert mueller. he's done this a stunning 88 times before congress. the reality is this is a completely different circumstance than he's ever faced. >> stakes are really high. >> what do you expect? >> i think he is not going to answer the questions they want him to answer. i think we're setting up that fight. i hope they start out and do what ken is suggesting they will do and heidi is suggesting and set up where bar has basically lied to the american people. where the president continues to lie. then they really need to drill down on the aspects of the report. the obstruction where he found substantial evidence that the president tried to fire don
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mcgahn. but for the fact that don mcgahn threatened to quit and to go public. he would have gone ahead and fired him. people need to understand that. he tried to get mcgahn to lie about it. he tried to get the investigation to limit to only look at future presidential elections as opposed to the past. mueller found substantial evidence about that. if they can get in a groove where each individual congressperson focus es on one thing, they can get the information out but they need to stay in the four corners. he's not going to go outside the four corners that we all want answers to. >> one set of dquestions that democrats are related to having him answer are to william barr. there's a feeling among democrats that barr rigged the release of the report and
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there's some questions and back and forth about what mueller wanted versus how william barr proceeded. what's your sense as to whether we'll get any answers to those questions coming up tomorrow? >> i don't think that we're going to get answers to those key questions. i think doj has really been negotiating with the mueller team leading up to this testimony and really trying to ensure that mr. mueller sticks with the confines of the report. i think he's likely to go along with that guidance. similar to democrats disappointment about how far mueller will go and talking about whether and how the president obstructed justice, i think similarly he will be reluctant to sort of delve into his negotiations behind the scenes with doj. >> do you have any recommendations as a former prosecutor for how democrats
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should phrase questions to actually generate real answers from robert mueller? >> i think they need to ask the lead in question, the substantive question. isn't it true you found, on the question issues. yes, i did find that the president tried to fire bob mueller through don mcgahn and through cory lewandowski. he said he came to me and said go fire mueller. he has to go and get those individual facts out. first, get the top line, yes or no and second get the individual facts out that support it so it comes out of bob mueller's mouth. bob mueller is a trial lawyer. he's perfectly capable of
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marshaling if facts in a compelling way if he's asked. he doesn't feel like someone is trying force him to go outside the four corners of the document. >> an interesting point that some of us forget. thank you both. stay with msnbc tomorrow. we are going to have special korakor a -- coverage all day anchored by brian williams and nicole wallace. that's tomorrow starting at 8:30 a.m. eastern right here on msnbc. now we have breaking news out of washington. president trump is suing to block the house ways and means committee from getting access to his tax returns. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins me now. great to see you. what's the story here? were we really expecting this request to actually go forward in a meaningful way? i'm not sure i expected it. >> the house ways and means
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committee asked the treasury department for trump's taxes saying it wanted to make sure the i.r.s. was properly auditing the president's tax returns under the rules the i.r.s. has especially after michael cohen testified that trump was not always honest about how much he was earning or how much his assets were. the treasury department said no. you don't have a legitimate legislative reason for wanting these returns. that's right now in court. now donald trump has come in with his own lawsuit because after treasury said no to the house ways and means committee, the new york state legislature passed a law authorizing the new york state tax commissioner to give trump's state taxes, any president's state taxes if the house ways and means committee had made a request for his federal taxes. what donald trump has done is suing the house ways and means committee, the new york state attorney general and the new york tax commissioner and makes
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two claims. he says if you're goal is to see how the i.r.s. is auditing his returns, it doesn't do you any good to see his state tax returns. secondly they say this is clearly somebody trying to get at donald trump for political reasons. this is a state action going after trump because they don't like his politics and that violates the first amendment. this is a new wrinkle. it's a new lawsuit. it's different than the one that's already in court. this is trump in his personal capacity, not his official capacity with his own lawyers suing the state of new york and the house ways and means committee to block the state from giving the committee his state income tax returns. >> he might be president now and this is not out of character before the citizen donald trump that we knew. thank you very much. really appreciate that.
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the trump administration has expanded, fast track deportation which will require them deport migrants without having them appear in front of a judge. it can apply to anyone who has been in the country illegally for less than two years. the trump administration is insisting the measure is necessary to free up government resources. the statement from acting homeland security director reads in part, quote, the new designation adds one more tool for dhs to con front the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis on the southwest border and throughout the country. we're past the breaking point and must take all appropriate action to enforce the law. the expansion marks the latest move from trump white house to flex its hard line immigration stance as stories emerge from migrants about inhumane treatment while in u.s. custody. we depend on information from immigration lawyers and lawmakers to understand what
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conditions are like inside these government run facilities. nbc julia ainsley sat down with someone who was held at one of these facilities. a remarkable interview. remarkable bravery from this 17-year-old boy that you spoke to to come forward and tell his story. what did you learn? >> he was very brave. we had a great producer who worked with him and his father. it took time to talk to him. he went through a lot to get here. what we learned is first some things that corroborated what we heard from some of the lawmakers and other reports that he did not get a shower. it was very cold. they kept the lights on. he was crammed into a cell. he talked about retaliation from some agents. he talked about seeing a boy, 16 years old be punched in stomach. that's something we have taken to dhs. they say that will be referred
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for an investigation. they had to look out for the younger children because there was little space. for the first 48 hours he stood up. he would try to sleep on a pile of trash that the younger children could lie down. he shared his food with them. he said he was very hungry but he thought as an older boy he could deal with the hunger. if the younger children cried the agents would get angry. >> that's heartbreaking. how long was he held? >> he was there from 11 days. late may to early june. the length of time any immigrant is supposed to be 72 hours. we knew lots of them were being held longer than that because there was such an influx at that time. i think the key is the amount of time, the conditions and he said he didn't know when he would leave and ask them what time is it. he didn't know what time of day it was because the lights were
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always on. he was mocked and an agent said what do you have a meeting to go to. just granular detail we're able to get talking to him humanizes this picture even more. >> from a broad perspective, how many are there out there? >> jacob and i got a report based on 30 children who had gone through the same facilities. we understand that's the tip of the iceberg. there are over 200 reports they call significant incident reports. not always clear what happens down the road. that's just in yuma. we understand the clint facility in the el paso texas and the rio grand sector of texas. these are other areas at river capacity. even agent doings their best every day could be overwhelmed. it seemed it could have an effect on your psyche and a lot of these children were not treated well. one other thing is the drinking
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water. this is something we heard about from people like alexandria ocasio-cortez. they had poor cidrinking conditions. he said he had to use his hands. he was never given a cup. >> and his hands weren't clean. >> yeah, because they didn't have soap. >> thank you for your reporting on this story. i want to bring in democratic senator who visited a migrant detention center in texas this past friday. it's great to have you here. i want to start with this account that julia has been reporting on this. 17-year-old boy held in arizona who spoke to us about his experience. is this something you have seen as you have gone and looked at these facilities in texas ? how does it line up with what your experience is in trying to solve this problem in. >> in mcallen we saw desperate families trying to find way of
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life to stay safe. the way they are being detained, they are being detained as criminals. these are family, young children. the circumstances are not what they should be at all. they should be processed quickly and then released. there's groups that are prepared to make sure they are in safety environment. our immigration people -- implemented a policy to deny people to make an asylum claim. they are being held in mexico. many have to cross the rio grande. the trump policies are aimed at preventing people who are at risk from seeking asylum and doing everything including detention policies, including denying people the right to make those claims, changing the rules now to have deportation without a hearing. all that is an effort to stop united states being a leader and
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protecting people who are being persecuted. >> senator, there was an announcement yesterday of major budget deal among your leaders in congress. the president of the united states, there's been some of your colleague who is have voiced concerns about whether that bill gives the president too much latitude in dealing with border wall questions and some of these immigration issues that we have been discussing. are you happy with the deal that's been made and do you have any concerns on that particularly immigration related front? >> i think we're doing the right thing in congress. i must tell you i have no confidence that the president won't ignore kng congrecongresse the law and do things that are clearly illegal. we saw that with declaring an emergency situation to build his wall. if the congress said no, you can't do it. the appropriation process itself is just getting started. this budget agreement will allow our appropriators to bring out appropriation bills. we anticipate there will be
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restrictions on how the money can be used. >> are you confident that come the fall when we do have to fund the government that we're not going to see another shutdown around these immigration issues or is there some anticipation that the president might decide he wants to go that route in. >> shutdowns never make any sense. they hurt taxpayers. they hurt our work force. they hurt the people of this country that need services. makes no sense at all. i'm confident that the members of congress do not want to shutdown. am i confident the president won't lead us in that direction? i have no idea. you never know what president trump will do. he's shut down the government for 35 days. that was outrageous. what we need to do is get our work done early. present to him reasonable appropriation bills and if necessary we have to take action if the president goes in a different direction to over ride his concerns.
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right now the senate is voting on a bill to authorize a compensation fund that covers medical expenses for first responders who ran into the smoke and debris after september 11, 2001. it's expected to be passed and sent to president trump for his signature. responders and their families as well as new york congressional delegation are expected to hold a news conference any minute to talk about the vote. the issue returned to the forefront after an impassioned house hearing with emotional testimony from former dal show host jon stewart as well as a plea from retired new york police detective who was dying of cancer. >> you all said you would never
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forget. well, i'm here to make sure that you don't. you made me come down here the day before my 69th round of chemo. i'm going to make sure that you never forget to take care of the 9/11 responders. >> luis didn't live to see the bill get final congressional approval. he died on june 29th just weeks after he testified. we've been following the progress of the bill. there has been broad support for this all the way along but this was really a very emotional debate that really, i think, thrust for a lot of people, the ends and outs of the congressional process into a very unflattering light with a lot of intense emotion from
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those affected by it. >> reporter: now know full well being up here day in and day out even things that seem easy to pass are much more complicated than that. this bill, what it comes down once again is money. even though this bill is expected to pass and it passed with just 12 defections in the house of representatives. there was still some protests about this legislation and they are coming from budget hawks including senator rand paul who is saying that they want -- he wants an offset. what that is is taking money from another program to actually fund this bill so it doesn't add to the debt or deficit and here is what rand paul had to say about that recently. >> as of today the fund in question has $2 billion in it and no one, no one is being
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denied medical care. let's have an honest debate. let's have an honest debate about whether it matters to this country whether we're $22 trillion in debt and whether or not when we have new spending programs no matter how charitable, no matter how needed, when we have new spending programs whether or not we'll pay for them by reducing spending in waste fful programs >> reporter: that was part of the problem five years ago as well when the congress passed just a five-year extension of this bill it came down to money. it couldn't pass. fast forward to now, the public pressure that was put on lawmakers especially republicans to pass this bill was immense. that emotional testimony from luis alvarez that you played played a big role in moving public sentiment and moving lawmakers up here on capitol hill. that rand paul argument, they
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just voted in the senate on that argument, on an amendment by this senator and that failed. now as we all can see the senate is voting on final passage. it is expected to pass. just the culmination of events and the timing is meaning good news for these survivors and these victims who don't have to worry anymore for the entirety of their lives for this victims compensation fund will help support them. >> that really is, i think, one of the most aspects of this story is that jon stewart and this very public pressure and the emotional testimony he contributed to did change the game in terms of whether or not they could do this for the lifetime of these survivors. frankly, they had to go through this political headache and fear about whether they will lose their health care every five years and now the congress has done something relatively unusual and said we're going to
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do this for life. what do we know about when the president is expected to sign the bill? >> reporter: it could be very soon. possibly before the end of this week. the president has indicated he does support this. i don't think a lot of time will be wasted before he signs it. >> all right. thank you very much. always great to see you. we're keeping our eye on that senate vote. we'll bring the news of its passage as we get it. a new imagine in charge. the uk's next prime minister. his hard and fast deadline to get his country out of the eu and why boris johnson is already being compared to president trump. you're watching msnbc. compared trump. you're watching msnbc. ♪ in big ways and in small,
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repeatedly rejected her brexit deal. he takes office tomorrow. >> going to take advantage of opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of can do. we'll believe in ourselves and what we can achieve. we will ping off negativity. >> nbc news chief global correspondent bill neilly joins us. i hardly know where to start with boris johnson. i was there in 2012 when mitt romney was in london. he was the mayor of london at time. we remember quite a few colorful moments of him. i'm interested in your take on johnson, the personality and how that will affect the uk but also what evidence do we have that johnson can skds where te ruccee
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s -- teresa may failed. >> like donald trump, he's liked and loathed here in equal measure. in some cities like liverpool he's soon as a liar and a snob. large parts of middle england love him. he's now the leader of the whole country and has a job to try to unite it. with an issue like brexit that's really tough. he's not just blonde and brash. he's an unpredictable mavmaveri. he twists the truth. he's built a career on lying. his personal life is complicated. all of those similarlities
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the senate has confirmed former veteran, mark esper by an overwhelming number of -- >> courtney, good to see you. esper had pretty overwhelming support here. this concludes a pretty remarkable era for the pentagon. what's your take on his approval here and what it means going forward. >> reporter: kasie, as you well know, i'm here on your stomping grounds. he was suspected to sail through confirmation.
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he only had one hiccup, he was a defense industry executive for a long time. there was some consternation whether he would recuse himself about issues when he was in the defense industry and he declined to recuse himself from those issues. there was back and forth with elizabeth warren about it. he was confirmed by a wide margin. he's expected to be sworn in today and a more formal confirmation swearing in at a later time we're waiting to hear about. the next piece is his deputy secretary of defense, which has been david norquist just nominated from the white house. he's been serving in the performing duties of deputy secretary of defense since jim mattis resigned in september. we expect him to be confirmed pretty easily in a short period of time as deputy secretary of defense which means we will have two confirmed members of the top positions of the pentagon since
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