tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC January 29, 2022 12:37am-1:37am PST
♪ [ cheers and applause ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers. tonight -- dame judi dench. political advisor and author huma abedin. music from teddy swims featuring the 8g band with daniel fang. ♪ [ cheers and applause and now, seth meyers >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night. we hope you're doing well tonight. we're back in the studio, and now we are going to get to the news tomorrow will mark the end of the first year of president biden's time in office, so, buddy, you got like 24 hours to make something
happen [ light laughter ] you got to cancel student debt or bring back "lost" or something. [ laughter ] i mean, even msnbc is struggling with headlines [ laughter ] the house committee investigating the capitol attack issued a subpoena yesterday to rudy giuliani, though really, all you have to do to make rudy appear is draw a pentagram on the floor with maalox. [ laughter ] the biden administration announced a plan today to give americans hundreds of millions of high-quality, medical-grade face masks they're just doing that now? [ laughter ] what are they sending out next, sourdough starter? [ laughter ] that's right, the biden administration will distribute hundreds of millions of high-quality masks through pharmacies like walgreens and cvs. unfortunately, they're behind the razors, and the one guy with the key is on lunch break. [ laughter ] a white house official told cnn that the distribution of 400 million free n95 masks next
week is, quote, "the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in u.s. history," besides, of course, the week that freshmen head off to college [ laughter ] democratic louisiana senate candidate gary chambers released a new campaign ad yesterday about legalizing marijuana that appears to show him smoking a blunt. "he's got my vote," said people who will forget to vote. [ laughter ] walmart is reportedly planning to create its own nfts and if you want to laugh, ask one of their greeters about it "i --"e [ laughter ] "i have no idea where that is! maybe try sporting goods?" [ laughter ] the cost for an annual citi bike membership in new york will increase next week by $6 so to get their money's worth, riders will have to start throwing an additional bike into the hudson every week. [ laughter ] according to a new survey, 19%
of adults are participating in so-called dry january, which is what your girlfriend experiences when you show her your wordle score. [ laughter ] did it feel like 3% better than we thought [ laughter ] and finally, the red cross will offer blood donors a chance to win tickets to the super bowl if they donate this month and for many donors, this could be their only chance to go and that - [ light laughter ] it's a joke about the jets that was the monologue, everybody! [ cheers and applause that was the monologue we have a great, great show for you tonight. she is a tony and oscar winner and a straight-up legend who stars in the critically acclaimed "belfast." dame judi dench will be here [ cheers and applause she has been in politics forever and as a longtime aide and advisor to hillary clinton her book "both/and: a life in many worlds" is out now.
huma abedin will be joining me as well. [ cheers and applause and his e.p. "tough love" comes out on friday. we'll have music from the very talented teddy swims but before we get to all that -- [ cheers and applause well, it's been a big 24 hours for investigations into donald trump and his associates. the committee probing the january 6th insurrection subpoenaed several key trump allies, including his former personal attorney. and the new york attorney general revealed in court documents that her office had uncovered evidence of possible fraud committed by trump's businesses for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ♪ >> seth: there were lots of little-known functionaries involved in trump's attempted coup whose names you might not remember guys like john eastman, who wrote the memo laying out how to overturn the election, or jeffrey clark, who tried to seize control of the justice department and announce that there was fraud in the election. you don't have to know their names to just know these two guys look like henchmen.
they're the types of guys you expect to see playing "boar on the floor" with logan roy. [ laughter ] i'm shocked -- i'm shocked we didn't see cousin greg at one of trump's press conferences. [ light laughter ] "uh, uh, sir, if i may, uh, your eminence, uh, tom instructed me that in no uncertain terms that, uh, we were not to, uh, promulgate any, uh, known falsehoods on television or he would make me, uh, eat a big bucket of [ bleep ]. [ laughter ] look at greg greg is all grown up [ laughter ] the tom's gonna get there, the tom's gonna get there. but that's what it takes for a plan like this to come as close to succeeding as it did -- a bunch of lesser-known functionaries who will help execute the plan below the radar. for example, you might remember this bashful little wallflower who conquered his fear of public speaking so he could appear at a few press conferences after the 2020 election on trump's behalf. ♪ macho macho man ♪
♪ >> let's have trial by combat! that could have been mickey mouse that could have been a dead person do you think we're stupid? do you think we're fools did you all watch "my cousin vinny" do you know the movie? >> rudy giuliani was caught using an electric shaver, okay, out in public at the airport but here's the thing he was sitting at the table eating while he did it >> first he had lobster bisque then he began grooming >> he says to her, "how many fingers -- how many fingers do i got up?" virginia, vote against the man who dishonored our past by selling my bedroom with a very big spike in the vote count at exactly that time. right up i assume milwaukee and also in madison. voters in the district vote. we don't have that kind of subpoena power they don't decide the election the call for joe biden is -- who was it called by
all the -- oh, my goodness, all the networks wow! all the networks >> seth: looked like he just escaped from shawshank prison. [ laughter ] of course, rudy would probably crawl into a random drainage pipe and end up in prison. "whoa, whoa, whoa, a warm bed and a toilet and a rita hayworth poster, how lucky can one guy get? as much as we play those clips, i'll never get over the fact that that guy, who sounds like the guy who sprays the shoes at the bowling alley -- "one for you and one for rudy." [ laughter ] that guy was once crowned america's mayor on magazine covers, and became the personal attorney to the president of the united states. rudy's what happens when a scientist accidentally splices the dna of a fruit bat and mr. bean [ laughter ] and yet somehow he ended up working for the most powerful person in the world. you imagine in your head that the president has all this power and information at their fingertips they have 17 different intelligence agencies, the
white house situation room, an army of government lawyers, and some of the richest, most powerful people in the world on their side and yet trump ended up with a mole man who sweats like he's the defendant. [ light laughter ] rudy sweats like he's working the pizza oven in a spike lee movie. [ laughter ] trump told the guy to hold a press conference at the four seasons hotel, and he ended up at the four seasons landscaping company. as a career comedy writer, i got to tip my hat. [ laughter ] i mean, thank god they never tried to find any fraud in vermont, or he would have ended up at the burlington coat factory. "wait a second those aren't voters. voters have heads and limbs. oh, rudy, you've done it again!" also, i would just like to circle back and emphasize once again that this man is terrible at impressions >> one time bill clinton asked me, "what's this guy romney like?" you know what i told him he's our al gore >> all right, rudy >> mueller saying, "obstruction of justice." you cut everything out "obstruction of justice. which the guy will say, "say 'obstruction of justice.'" "obstruction of justice. show this to the queen of england.
she said, "you did a wonderful job on september 11th. how many fingers have i got up i'm spartacus. i am spartacus >> seth: man, this "snl" audition sucks [ laughter ] if lorne ever saw impressions that bad, he'd probably say, "well, he could do 'update.' [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause was that 50 years ago? jesus. [ laughter ] rudy's impression of the queen sounds exactly like his impression of joe pesci, which sounds exactly like his impression of kirk douglas at least i think he's doing a kirk douglas impression. judging from his voice, maybe rudy thinks al pacino played spartacus. "i'm spartacus you're spartacus this whole damn colosseum is spartacus! "how was that, lorne?" [ laughter ] anyway, why did i bring up rudy giuliani?
oh, right. you guys are not going to believe this he got subpoenaed. >> we have this breaking news for you now. the house select committee investigating the january 6th capitol insurrection has just subpoenaed four close allies of donald trump, including rudy giuliani. >> these subpoenas now, they mark a significant escalation by this committee, especially because they're going after rudy giuliani now. of course, he worked closely with trump for years and he was leading the effort to overturn the 2020 election results. of course, he spearheaded several lawsuits that were dismissed in several different courts and giuliani notably also spoke out at that "stop the steal" rally on january 6th he called for, quote, "trial by combat." so he in particular has a lot of information the committee wants to dig into. >> seth: oh, no, if you're rudy giuliani, you never want to hear the words "dig into." he's probably having flashbacks to the last time he was at ruby tuesday's "hey, you! stop digging in the salad bar. it's for paying customers only!"
"what? i thought it was free for people named ruby on tuesdays." "but your name is rudy." "oh, ruby! [ laughter ] you did it again!" [ laughter ] i mean, it's starting to get ridiculous how much legal trouble can one person be in is rudy trying to break the world record he's under investigation by the feds, he was raided by the fbi, he's been sued by poll workers and an election technology company, his law license was suspended in new york and d.c., and now he's being subpoenaed. next he's going to get pulled over for swerving, only to blow a zero on the breathalyzer "huh, that's very weird. i thought for sure you were driving drunk. "well, i'd have to be pretty stupid to get a drunk driving before driving a stolen car. ♪ [ laughter ] as for the - [ light laughter ] as for the actual content of what rudy might reveal to the committee, if he cooperates, there's a lot we can learn after all, he was instrumental in leading trump's effort to overturn the election. he spoke at those press conferences and the "stop the
steal" rally on january 6th, where he called for a, quote, "trial by combat." he personally called up lawmakers like alabama senator tommy tuberville on the day of the insurrection to get them to delay the counting of electoral votes. and he helped set up a command center in a d.c. hotel with other trump allies like steve bannon i personally can't wait to see him under oath, because we know from experience he's not exactly great when he's giving sworn testimony. for example, we have a videotape deposition from a defamation lawsuit filed by election technology firms where rudy straight-up admitted he made public accusations without any proof. >> we had a report that the heads of dominion and smartmatic, somewhere in the mid-teens, you know, 2013, '14, whatever, went down to venezuela for a get-to-know meeting with maduro so they could demonstrate to maduro the kind of vote-fixing they did for -- for, um --
for chavez >> you say the heads of dominion and smartmatic >> yes, that's what i was told before the press conference, i was told about it. sometimes i go and look myself online when stuff comes up this time i didn't have the time to do it it's not my job in a fast-moving case to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that's given to me. >> seth: no, that is your job. [ laughter ] when you passed the new york bar, was it o'hallahan's [ laughter ] you're a lawyer. you have to prove what you say in court you don't learn that in year one of law school. you learn it in act one of "my cousin vinny." [ laughter ] of course, he probably hated that movie "what is this crap vinny doesn't marry the cousin?" [ laughter ] but this is how it always goes these morons make a bunch of crazy allegations in public. and then in private, when there are actual consequences, they admit they're full of [ bleep like when the trump campaign
wrote a memo in private debunking its own fraud claims, or when rudy told the court, "this is not a fraud case. in fact, you know what i'd love to see i'd love to see the public rudy giuliani that appears in press conferences cross-examine the private rudy giuliani we see in depositions >> how many fingers have i got up somewhere in the mid-teens, you know, 2013, '14, whatever. >> seth: and yet somehow, lucky for him, rudy giuliani is still not in as much legal trouble as his former client, donald trump, who's under multiple investigations in multiple states and jurisdictions, examining everything from the coup attempt to his private business and now the new york attorney general has taken one of those investigations a step further by releasing public details of what her investigation has uncovered so far and it's both incredibly damning and not at all surprising. >> breaking overnight, new york state's attorney general is demanding answers in her investigation of the trump organization letitia james filed court papers requesting former president trump, his son donald jr., and daughter ivanka trump to be questioned under oath.
james laid out some of the evidence against the company and says the trumps need to respond to this. >> what we are learning from this filing and this press release tonight is that the allegations are that donald trump, donald trump jr., and ivanka trump were very involved in exaggerating or misstating statements of assets and finances in order to obtain loans, insurance, and tax credits, and to overinflate the value of various properties. >> seth: you know how when people are shocked, they spit out their water? when i heard donald trump exaggerated the value of his assets for the purposes of lying to banks and the irs, it was so the reverse of shocking, i sucked the water back into my mouth. [ laughter ] we even filmed it. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause
[ laughter ] we did that together [ laughter ] i mean, of course this guy committed fraud. his business and former cfo have already been charged with tax crimes trump himself paid no income taxes in 10 out of 15 years, according to the "new york times. he lost a billion dollars over a decade and in 2016 and 2017, he paid $750 in income taxes he paid less in federal income taxes for an entire year while he was president of the united states than what i paid in rent for my first apartment in new york city of course, you have to remember, i moved here in 1851 [ laughter ] it was a studio, and the only entrance was a third-story window you had to climb through via ladder from the smallpox asylum next door [ light laughter ]
this was a small fridge, and inside the fridge, there was an even smaller futon it was so cold sleeping in there. but if you left the door open for heat, the light stayed on, so who was the landlord of that [ bleep ]hole, anyway? ah, [ bleep ]! [ laughter ] the details published in this court filing are also, in typical trump fashion, both deeply corrupt and also not even remotely surprising. >> in court documents filed late tuesday, new york state's attorney general letitia james said her investigators found the trump organization repeatedly engaged in fraudulent or misleading practices she cited multiple cases where the former president lent his signature on documents where she says he inflated the value of his company and his own fortune. james highlighted several accounts of how she says the company inflated its bottom line, including misrepresenting the size of mr. trump's penthouse, saying it was triple its actual size, leading to a difference of about $200 million in another example, james says mr. trump's company inflated the
value of his suburban golf club by millions of dollars by counting fees that were never collected. >> seth: of course he inflated the value of his golf club remember that picture of trump at the omelet bar? it's a different place, but does that look like a multimillion-dollar property to you? that looks like the continental breakfast at an okay 8 [ laughter ] i bet you all the little mini cereal boxes are weird brand-name knock-offs like frosted fakes or honey nut cheeri-no's. but the frustrating part of this investigation is that we've known some of these details for years. there have been bombshell reports in the "new york times" and other places about all kinds of seemingly fraudulent activity and trump's former fixer, michael cohen, explained to congress under oath the kinds of details we're hearing now. >> to your knowledge, did the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company >> yes >> who else knows that the president did this >> allen weisselberg, ron lieberman, and matthew calamari >> to your knowledge, was the president interested in reducing his local real-estate bills, tax bills?
>> yes >> and how did he do that? >> what you do is you deflate the value of the asset, and then you put in a request to the tax department for a deduction >> seth: how is it that congress can get the president's lawyer to say under oath that he committed fraud, and it takes years before someone in law enforcement is like, "hey, we think this guy might have committed fraud" it's like one of those crime shows where it takes 10 episodes for everyone around the charming british guy with the mysterious past to say, "huh, do you think maybe he murdered his secret mistress who he was with the night of the murder? [ light laughter ] because let me give you a hint, detective. if it's modern-day hugh grant, he is the killer!" this ain't your rom-com hugh grant anymore he's the bad boy now, and i for one am here for it this is the golden age of hugh grant [ laughter ] the stammer is gone. and in its place are the cold, dead eyes of a killer. if they remade "notting hill" now, julia roberts would be missing and the bookshop strangler would be the only suspect. they should remake all of his old movies one ticket to "four funerals and a wedding," please
[ laughter ] it's so obvious it's hugh grant! it's so -- you know how obvious it is? this is how i react when i hear hugh grant is the killer [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause these guys have been committing their crimes in broad daylight, and the integrity of our system relies on holding them accountable. trump and rudy have exploited that system for years. but we have as much evidence of their guilt in front of us as we could possibly need. i don't know what will happen, but i'm guessing if the feds ever knock on rudy's door to arrest him, he'll say, "i'm not rudy giuliani. >> i'm spartacus [ laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause we'll be right back with dame judi dench! [ cheers and applause ♪ (vo) you can be well-dressed. you can be well-mannered.
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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> seth: give it up for the fantastic 8g band. and back with us again tonight, an exciting young drummer from baltimore, maryland, and a founding members of the punk bands turnstile, angel dust, and praise hailed as one of the best albums of 2021 by "rolling stone," npr, and more, be sure to check out turnstile's new record, "glow on." daniel fang is here. [ cheers and applause thank you so much for being with us, daniel our first guest tonight is a tony- and academy award-winning
actress you know from movies such as "shakespeare in love," "philomena," and the "james bond" films she stars in critically acclaimed "belfast," which is in theaters and on demand now let's take a look. >> i was a great one for the pictures when i was your age i used to think you could climb right inside the screen and visit all those strange places you saw. like that one, that film, what was that, uh - "lost horizons." did you ever see that? >> no. what was the name of the place, granny >> shangri-la. that's what they called it >> did you ever go there >> there were no roads to shangri-la from our part of belfast. >> seth: please welcome to the show dame judi dench, everyone [ cheers and applause thank you so much for being with us
>> thank you, seth lovely to meet you >> seth: now, it is very enjoyable for me to introduce you as dame judi dench i'm wondering for you personally, do you enjoy that introduction do you insist on being called this in conversation [ light laughter ] >> no. no, i don't insist on it at all. it's a curious thing to get used to when you're made a dame because a dame here, you know -- a dame in america is much different from what a dame is here >> seth: yeah. so this is a wonderful film that takes place in belfast during the troubles and i'm wondering, you of course were living in the uk at the time how familiar were you with this era of belfast before doing the film >> well, very, very familiar because my -- my mother and father both lived in dublin. and so i knew a great deal about irish history. and i was very much aware of this at the time we weren't in ireland at that time, we'd moved across to york in england
but we were very much aware of it and ken has caught the kind of essence of it so wonderfully, i think. i hope he's pleased. i think he is. but, you know, it reminded you of that worrying and terrifying time >> seth: so you mentioned ken, that's kenneth branagh this is the film he directed it's based loosely on his childhood. and he directed you in this film you've actually directed him before on stage. and i think i was reading you've worked together 12 times which is amazing must be so wonderful to have a working relationship with somebody as talented as he is. >> it is indeed. and we met a long, long time ago. behaving rather badly, i think, on television once we were both sent out of the studio [ light laughter ] that kind of sealed it straight away for us. >> seth: what was your bad behavior that got you sent out of the studio? >> i'm afraid we -- it was a
very -- do you -- it was ibsen's "ghosts" we were doing people don't laugh much in "ghosts. but in this, i'm afraid, we fell apart. for some reason completely fell apart and went to pieces they said, "mr. branagh, miss dench, you can leave the studio now, the two of you." [ laughter ] so we did. and it kind of made a bond between us for a very long time it's made a bond >> seth: i imagine you are a wonderful person to direct how was kenneth when you were on the other side did you enjoy directing him as an actor >> i loved it. i don't enjoy directing much because you know, a company of actors kind of gang up against you when you're directing and they all go to a pub and don't tell you which pub they're going to [ laughter ] because they don't want notes. after hours, they don't want notes and things and once when they were on tour - it was "much ado about nothing," and they were on tour, and i went to give them notes, went down to see it and afterwards he'd left in his costume, ken, so he never got the notes from me. but it withstood that all these
years i've known him and so we worked together on stage, and he's directed films that i've been in, and i've directed two plays that he's been in, and so it goes on thank goodness i hope it goes on. he asks -- when he asked me about "belfast," he said, "it's to play my grandmother." i said, "i'm not nearly old enough to play your grandmother. [ laughter ] but of course it was back in the '70s, and i was. >> seth: yeah, it was a flashback, it works perfectly fine that way. you have a grandson in real life, one that you got to spend a fair amount of time with over the last couple of years and it's quite lovely. he -- is it safe to say he taught you about tiktok? >> he did. he came down to where i live, and -- during the beginning of the lockdown -- and he said, i think we ought to do a bit of tiktok and i have no -- i'm absolutely hopeless at all those things i said, "i've no idea how. he said, "well, we'll do it, we'll rehearse it.
then we'll -- you know, i'll put it out." and so we did it and i said, shall we put it out? he said, "no, no, no, no, not now, needs more rehearsal. [ laughter ] so we rehearsed again. i said, "how about that? he said, "no, no, not nearly --" he was a tyrant. [ laughter ] then in the end he said, "okay, okay, we'll do it, we'll put it out now. i've never seen the finished result >> seth: i want to show you the finished result. and my favorite part about it, especially hearing that story, is how proud he is of you at the end. i believe there's a bit of a fist pump. let's take a look. ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: now, i'm very happy that you haven't seen these,
because your grandson sam has also taken to doing tiktok reviews of your films. [ laughter ] >> oh, really? >> seth: i'm going to show two -- yes now, we're going to start -- this is a -- they're very fast [ laughter ] >> you'll slow them down a bit for me [ laughter ] >> seth: here's the first one for you, dame judi this is his review of "skyfall " >> "skyfall" is up next. this film, hands down, is her best i love this film, 10 out of 10, no words >> seth: lovely. [ audience aws ] but i don't want to make everybody here think they're all 10 out of 10s. [ laughter ] >> oh, dear. >> seth: he reviewed another film of yours, one that i was not familiar with, and based on the review i might not be rushing out to see [ laughter ] this is the film "run for your wife " >> "run for your wife" is up next this film only came out on dvd and there's a reason why but my grandma played a cameo as
a homeless woman who smacks danny dyer over the head quite early on in the film it's a 1 out of 10 at best [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: well -- >> i'll take that up with him later. >> seth: yeah. please do. please take it up. i think we can all agree, it's time to go back and rewatch "skyfall " [ laughter ] hey, thank you so much for being here congratulations on "belfast. it's a beautiful film. and hopefully next time you'll be here in person. >> thank you, seth, very much indeed thank you. [ cheers and applause >> seth: dame judi dench, everybody. "belfast" is in select theaters and on demand now. we'll be right back with huma abedin. [ cheers and applause ♪ every year we try to exercise more, to be more social,
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service as an aide and advisor to hillary rodham clinton during her two presidential campaigns, as well as her time as first lady, senator, and secretary of state. her memoir "both/and: a life in many worlds" is on sale now. please welcome to the show huma abedin! [ cheers and applause ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show >> thank you for having me, i'm so excited >> seth: you've been here before in the green room when hillary has been a guest on the show and now you are on camera, you are on -- in studio. you've been doing a lot of press for your book tour how are you adjusting to being the focus of attention >> i still walk backstage and then keep looking behind me for hillary. because assuming that's who you're expecting to talk to, and then realize i have to go out and say words.
and i wrote many words, and now i'm saying new words, and i'm having a great time. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i've got to be honest, you're a natural [ cheers and applause you're a natural with the words. >> seth, we have been here i think at least five times. >> seth: i think that's right. >> me with hillary and i mean, i'm usually a little bit more productive. because usually when you guys are out here, like, i'm back there ordering seamless, figuring out what i'm going to have for dinner, getting on a conference call. >> seth: sure. >> so i actually have a conference call in my ear on one side while talking to you. >> seth: while we're having this conversation i bet that you're pretty good at that sort of multi-tasking >> multi-tasking there's a lot of multi tasking in this book >> seth: so i have to ask -- you know, this book is about how you grew up, and it's about your time with hillary. it's also about, you know, your personal life, which was incredibly traumatic and, you know, it's very raw, the details of this book was it traumatic reliving it or was it cathartic putting it down on paper? >> you know, this ended up being -- i hadn't thought about it in the moment, but it did end up being a covid pandemic book i really -- it forced me, being
in one place and space, sitting and writing. and i thought it would be really hard, but i basically just poured my heart into the story and i found it to be incredible therapy. i loved the writing process. i rediscovered what it was like to write my father always thought i would be a writer when i grew up he always told me, the greatest power i held was in the power of my pen if i used it wisely and so i loved it. and i feel it, as i'm out in the world, the sense of liberation >> seth: also, you know, you had this very public marriage to someone, anthony weiner. and, you know, we all sort of in real time are experiencing what's happening has it sort of, writing this book, brought down the walls in a way that people now feel that they can approach you? even people that were maybe close to you that didn't want to have these conversations, or didn't know if you were willing to have them have you been able to talk more to people about it, having written the book >> you know, seth in 2011 when the story first broke about anthony, and i was not even 12 weeks pregnant, i'm working at the state department -- it was
the first time i realized -- you know, you and i started this conversation when i'm used to being behind the scenes, used to being the person not talked about, being invisible, and i really liked that. and that very first trip i took, i was at an airport, and a woman comes over and she puts her arm on my arm in the bathroom while i'm washing my hands and says, "i know what you're going through, hang in there." that was the first of what i would say is hundreds, thousands, maybe, of moments in the last decade where people have approached me on the street i've been at dinner parties, at restaurants, and somebody will come over and say, "can i talk to you for a second? and we step outside and it's almost like these little group mini therapy sessions. and if that's a service that i can -- that's one thing -- i try to believe that there's a silver lining to everything that happens in our lives and so if i can share, i'm happy to do it and it's been -- it's been a wonderful connection >> seth: i'm so glad that you are getting that from the experience of writing the book you talk about giving back and hoping that this, you know, can provide a service to people.
there's some very funny things that you've had to do over the course of your career working for hillary clinton. the one that i would not have predicted is having to fish a dress out of the east river. [ light laughter ] >> you know, seth, i have a lot of friends who now work in the biden administration and the young ones would call me and say, well, "how do i train, what do i do?" and "how did you know? because i was a 21-year-old when i walked into the clinton white house in 1996. i had no idea. i mean, it was a total sink or swim attitude there. and i think in part, that was part of the training you know, it was, "let's see how she does." and the very first trip i took with the president and first lady to new york city on marine one, i did not know that when a president traveled there's more than one helicopter i'm on the staff helicopter with all the luggage. the helicopter lands i take all the luggage off my helicopter takes off as marine one is landing. and the prop wash lifts the first lady's clothes, the hanging bag, off the landing zone and it flings it into the east river
so i have to figure out what to do i run inside this guy comes out with a broom, and he's like, "this has never happened in all my years." [ light laughter ] take this sopping-wet bag, put it in the car, figure out how to get it dry cleaned she walked on stage next morning to give a speech, 12 hours later. she had no idea her clothes were floating in the east river >> seth: wow, that's amazing [ applause ] >> and i didn't tell her i didn't tell her that story for a long time. it was like five years >> seth: i mean, that -- what an advertisement for any dry cleaner that can get - [ laughter ] if you can get the east river out of a dress >> they did well, they did well. >> seth: they did well you obviously, over the years, gave hillary a lot of feedback on things like speeches. >> yeah. >> seth: did she have any feedback on this did you present it to her? did you look to her for guidance in any way >> she was one of the first people to read the book. and she gave me -- her notes were hysterical. because she sent me back the manuscript and in the margins she would write, "this is very funny." like when i tell the story of
her breaking her elbow and me fainting in the hospital and peeing in my pants [ light laughter ] and she's -- you know, like -- she's reliving the moments with me but she was just really encouraging. gave me -- she didn't tell me to cut anything said put whatever was in there in fact, i just talked to her before i came on the show, and i said, "i'm going to see seth, do you want me to say anything about you to him?" oh, just tell him you love me. like, okay, i love my boss, seth [ laughter ] >> seth: hey, congratulations on the book thank you so much for being here you deserve to be out here >> thank you, seth >> seth: get out of the green room, huma >> thanks, seth. thrilled to be on. [ cheers and applause >> seth: huma abedin, everyone "both/and: a life in many worlds" is available now we'll be right back with music from teddy swims [ cheers and applause ♪ i'm the latest hashtag challenge. and everyone on social media is trying me. i'm trending so hard that “hashtag common sense” can't keep up. this is going to get tens and tens of views. ♪
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