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ground up. along with some supervisors that worked for me. >> and you served to manage that center until when? >> april of 2018 >> and that's when you began your position with the business technology unit? >> yes. >> okay. within the strategic information center what i'd like you to focus on for the jury is the availability of surveillance video. throughout the city. can you talk a little bit about that >> so the city has a network of public safety cameras that are placed at strategic locations all over the city. there's roughly 250, maybe a little more than that now. typically in high traffic or areas where we expect to see a lot of activity. those are cameras are on 24/7. they're recorded all the time. and they can be monitored both at the strategic information center and from places like
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precincts and investigators often can monitor them or retrieve recorded video as needed. >> when you say monitor, you say monitoring in realtime >> sure. you can watch them live. you can move them, pan, tilt and zoom the camera. if you know there's an incident they can use the camera to see what's going on. >> then how do you communicate with officers on patrol and in need of this information >> there's a number of ways. the primary way would be sending a switch message they have a computer in the car. and they're operating some software that allows us to send them a direct message that flashes on the screen and can give them updates on the call or any other information. we can also get on the radio if we want to broadcast to a wider group. and then people have cell phones and can call them for something
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more detailed than a message. >> and that's helpful for monitoring in realtime you also mentioned storage and retrieval of said footage. is that right? >> yes. >> describe as a designer and former lieutenant of the strategic information center how the footage is able to be stored, retrieved and if possible associated with a particular case number or event. >> sure. so we use a system called milestone which is our enterprise video management system it's commercial software but each camera feeds its images into milestone and they're recorded on a giant server that just holds video they stay there for 14 days and then after 14 days the video expires and it just goes away but during that 14 days the staff at the sic or investigators can go in and search by date, search by
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location so with the huge number of cameras we have we can't monitor every camera all the time. it's just not enough people and the eyes would glaze over so it's very common for an investigator to contact the sic the day after an incident and say, hey, will you go find the video from this corner from this time to this time? and save it for me, send it to me they'll do that, check the area where the incident was and get the video. it can be downloaded out of the system so that it's no longer subject to that 14-day expiration and once downloaded it is like any oh video file it is there as long as you have it. >> when you do or an officer does download -- >> hi there, everyone. a few minutes after 4:00 we have been watching together day three of testimony in the murder trial of derek chauvin. on the stand now is minneapolis police officer jeff rugal of the business and technology unit, the 12th witness for the prosecution and the first
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officer to testify his testimony follows emotional accounts from eyewitnesses to how deeply disturbed by the deadly encounter with police one broke down as prosecutors played police body camera and he is trying to intervene as floyd pleads for his life and calls out for his mother another witness christopher martin a convenience store clerk whose interaction with floyd set off the chain of events that led to his death and the interaction with police told the jury that he felt disbelief and guilt saying, quote, if i would have just not taken the bill this could have been avoided. let's bring into our conversation nbc news correspondent sha queel brewster lye in minneapolis for us and former u.s. attorney joyce vance. shaq, take me through the
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emotion aal terrain and what's becoming a pattern, the eyewitnesses express trauma and guilt they didn't do more to save the life of george floyd. >> reporter: the common word is helpless people felt helpless watching that instance and you see the prosecution providing a fuller picture of what happened this time and this morning we saw that new video inside the cup foods where george floyd allegedly handed over that $20 bill, that fake $20 bill and heard from the clerk that accepted the bill and a key thing he said is he saw george floyd hanging around he thought floyd was getting the phone fixed and spent the time inside that cup foods. but you saw did demeanor there with a conversation with him saying he did think floyd was high but he was responsive and a key thing is while he encountered a counter fit bill before with george floyd he didn't think and the reason why he accepted the bill is because
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he didn't think floyd knew that it was counterfeit he said he seemed like he was handing him a bill then the video goes outside and that's when you have this emotional testimony later today from the 61-year-old witness who broke down as he described and saw the video. this is a man who if you listen to the tape, if you listen to the video you see the attitude and demeanor change over time. in the beginning he's saying to get in the car stop resisting just do what they're telling you to do. and then, towards the end as floyd is under the knee of ex-officer derek chauvin you hear him say you can take the knee off the neck. you saw the emotion as he was testifying there court had to go into a 10-minute recess and we got notes from the jury from inside the courtroom. that poll report i keep telling you about, two reporters allowed
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in the room and i want to give e you a sense of what they're saying before he broke down in the courtroom you had two to three jurors, not even looking at the graphic video. this pool reporter said they stared aheadst stone faced another said the jurors had their arms crossed a juror said that she was having a stress related reaction. rushed out of the courtroom in a break looking and appearing ill. she said she would be fine to get through the rest of the testimony. but then after mr. mcmillan came back, there were more jurors not watching that graphic video. when he said that you're not going to win statement which was a statement if you watch that facebook video we talked about the pool reporter says four to five jurors started writing, who weren't before
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after he came back in the jurors seemed even more interested in the witness saying many of them with respect taking notes anymore but looking at the witness. you can tell when testimony is powerful, we can tell it and seems like it translated in the courtroom. >> shaq, as you do every day i think you brought our attention to the beating heart of what happened today for the viewers just tuning in let's show the testimony let me start with mr. mcmillan breaking down. >> police. >> mr. mcmillan? do you need a minute can you just explain sort of what you're feeling in this moment >> i can barely handle this. i don't have a moment. >> i feel helpless
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i don't have a mama either david henderson, i don't know what to do with this in terms of coverage, but jurors are human beings and how are you not feeling something when you watch that >> i think they have to be honestly what stands out to me the most about the testimony we have heard so far is that even a child knew this was wrong. that's the compelling testimony is a 9-year-old child asked about what happened said, even when the emts showed up they asked him to please take his knee off george floyd's neck nicely and he wouldn't do it i don't know how you get past that level of callousness. the testimony is compelling but what becomes more compelling is no one can get through the testimony without crying and hard to get past the fact that the people that felt so helpless were looking in the face of a man that didn't seem to care i don't know how the defense reverses that in the course of this trial. >> i want to show some more of this emotional testimony that
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shaq depicted. joyce, this is christopher martin talking about how he felt let's watch this >> i just said earlier he was just kind of shacking his head, putting his hands in the air like why is this happening to me i don't want to happen sort of thing. >> and so he appeared to be awake? >> correct. >> what was the end result of that conversation? >> they did not -- george floyd did not choose to come into the store. >> do you know what the manager decided to do about that >> he instructed my co-worker to call the police. >> saw you standing there with your hands on the head for a while. correct? >> correct. >> what was going through your mind during that time period >> disbelief and guilt. >> okay. why guilt? >> if i would have justnot tooken the bill this could have been avoided. >> joyce, what's so compelling
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there to me as david just said, every person in this chain of tragic events feels culpability. everyone articulated guilt and remorse for their little piece of, the bystander that couldn't do more than take a video or the child that pleaded with police to take the knee off or the offduty emt who was rebuffed and now the clerk who it's clear is hau haunted by the actions he took in motion. if i just didn't take the bill it's so clear that what happens next didn't need to happen. >> this is such a difficult trial to watch and i'm amazed by the people who are capable of watching it and analyzing in it a professional manner in realtime because this is so heart breaking on so many
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different levels and most of all because as you watch this you want the ending to change and watch the video and one time have chauvin take his knee off of george floyd's neck and it never happens. and so, this is what the jury is seeing and on one level it's evidence that proves elements of guilt but also emotionally they're being informed about what happened and hearing from every witness who will carry guilt about george floyd's death for the rest of their lives with them and then they see video of chauvin's response and he's just going home after another day. i think when we get to the point where the prosecution can argue the evidence that's going to be telling because the defense here is that george floyd died as a result of a medical condition or an overdose death. and as a prosecutor i have spent time with police officers after they're involved with an overdose death and the police
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officers need to cry, they need to talk about it, they're emotional about it i think ultimately today's testimony is going to be very important as the jury confronts this important issue of causation down the road. >> can you pull that thread harder the prosecution is now establishing through their witnesses that he was high a witness testified to the drug use but the defense has to prove and jump in if i have this wrong but that's the only reason he died like saying 460,000 people died of covid because of underlying conditions they died baufr covid. george floyd died because of the neon his neck. >> that's a really perfect analogy to use here. the burden of proof stays on the prosecution throughout the trial. and the prosecution will have to prove that what chauvin did was the cause of mr. floyd's death the defense's job will be to poke holes in that theory and
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establish reasonable doubt in the mind of the jurors so that's what they're do. this evidence today is very powerful and important that the prosecution is laying a context in which the jurors can understand the somewhat more dry testimony that will be coming from medical examiners down the road one thing that i would caution is that we're always in the moment in a trial seeing the force of the evidence in front of us and that can change pretty radically as new witnesses come to testify but this is a compelling way of setting the table for what comes next on causation. >> you have been unsparing in your honesty about what the prosecution is doing right and doing wrong. what is your assessment at this hour >> i do think they're in danger of making critical strategic mistake that is the defense can
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take advantage of. one thing you generally don't want to do is set up a david and goliath motif unless you're david and dangerous to have so many lawyers working on the case and the judge has to admonish a witness at the end of the day of more direct answers. if you worry how a case can go sideways this is how it starts happening. i don't think that the prosecution's necessarily doing a great job strategically. i think that this evidence is so overwhelmingly good they can't help but win the day each day with the testimony we see but there is a path to victory here for derek chauvin. i don't think he's capable of taking advantage of it because what he has to do is take the stand and reverse this perception of callousness that the jury received so far and parte heard about the way officers typically respond we have to see that type of reaction from him on the stand which is normally what you see in an unintentional murder case.
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>> you mean not someone for 9:30 hands in pocket. right? >> no. he -- normally when you have a spent and i was a prosecutor in special crimes and dealing with people that committed a murder in the heat of passion or kill somebody and wished they hadn't and typically they have to take the stand and convince the jury of that. >> thank you so much for starting us off this hour. when we come back, a major development in the investigation of the insurrection and the lawsuit that seeks to hold donald trump directly responsible. matt gaetz finding himself all alone coming to the blockbuster new reporting in "the new york times" just out about an alleged relationship with an underaged girl and whether he might have violated sex trafficking laws we'll get to this developing story next. minutes away from president biden rolling out a massive
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there are a major development in the investigation into the january 6th capitol insurrection a lawsuit by two capitol police officers who were mauled and beaten and overrun by donald trump's supporters that way. from "washington post," quote, the veteran capitol police officers allege that trump was directly responsible for inciting a mob of supporters at his stop the steal rally outside
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the white house. encouraged by trump's order to march to the capitol, the lawsuit says the mob attacked officers and destroyed frol property as lawmakers met to certify joe biden as president there are a bunch of corroborating witnesses. watch. >> what happened here today was a insurrection inciting by the president of the united states. >> just had a violent mob assault the u.s. capitol to prevent us from carrying out the constitutional duties and there's no question that the president formed the mob, incited the mob, addressed the mob, lit the flame. >> president trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen unless the sta tuitt of limitations is run, still liable for everything he did while he was in office. didn't get away with anything
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yet. yet. we have a criminal justice system in this country we have civil litigation and former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one >> in fact, some of those words you just heard will be instrumental in the lawsuit. politico reports this. in arguing for damages patrick malone an attorney bringing the lawsuit points to comments by lawmakers including republicans like cheney and mcconnell that squarely place the blame for the january 6 insurrection on trump. as a reminder the injuries suffered by law enforcement at the hands of the pro trump mob include five deaths including a capitol police officer, two aurss later died by suicide and 140 police officers were injured in the riot according to the police union this footage released by "the new york times" earlier this month shows how brutal the
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attack on the officers was in rea realtime the lawsuit said the mob earn couraged, incited forced the way over the plaintiffs, pursuing and attacking them inside and outside. the united states capitol. and causing injuries and just for context here's what trump claims the police officers thought of the insurrectionists that day. >> it was a zero threat. right from the start it was a zero threat look they went in they shouldn't have done it. some of them went in and they're hugging and kissing the police and the guards you know they had great relationships and a lot of people were waved in and they then they walked in and walked out. >> still delusional. joining the conversation luke broadwater, also neil cateal,
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and elizabeth newman's back. she's now the co-director of republican accountability project. it feels like covering the lawsuits that if in our political arena if in the senate there weren't enough votes to convict donald trump for incitement perhaps a lawsuit will hold him accountable. can you just give us your assessment of that backseat legal analysis >> i think that's right. i don't think this lawsuit is surprising i have been waiting for it the fact is donald trump fomented violence and liz cheney said it and mitch mcconnell literally invited this lawsuit on the floor of congress so it's hard to say as the trump defenders will whoever is left defending him that this is a
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political lawsuit because major republicans say there's gravity behind the lawsuit that donald trump conspired and gave aid and confident to what happened on january 6 and that he perpetrated this big lie and a big lie that's alm sorts of effects on the democracy we see it playing out in georgia giving aid to the ridiculous voting law and the like and it is illegal what trump did and it's immoral at its best the law captures those things just if i could read one excerpt from the lawsuit. >> please. >> this is what the complaint said today quote the officer attacked relentlessly, bleeding from a cut less than an inch from the eye, cuts and abrasions on the face and hands and his body was pinned against a large metal door fending off attacks so when donald trump said they were kissing and hugging the guards, my god.
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>> i want to read some more from jit that is the news today, this new lawsuit. let's read what became during impeachment in both the house debate and in the senate trial central for the republicans who voted with the democrats and that was donald trump's conduct while the insurrection was ongoing. also from the lawsuit. for several hours after the mob stormed the capitol, trump had the continuing ability to issue statements through traditional and social media but refused. refused to communicate anything to the followers that might discourage the assault and battery. trump thereby ratified the conduct of the followers and ensured that the assaults on the officers last much longer, worsening the injuries of the plaintiffs and other officers late in the afternoon trump ratified the conduct and again said that the election had been
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stolen by fraud and by announcing support, praise and love for his followers all that, neil, happened in plain view we all -- i covered it in realtime astonished. does it also leave him open to more legal exposure? >> absolutely. if you could short donald trump right now it would be a good time to do so everything you're saying is absolutely right this in conjunction with new developments going on in new york with respect to weisselberg and the like, donald trump is in serious trouble. the difference between now and the past is that the republican party and senior officials are inviting the trouble and saying there's merit to it. >> luke you have i think the definitive piece of reporting of half a dozen contacts, associations, appearances with
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house republican members and some of the militia groups that we know to be under scrutiny and many charged since your reporting came out but i wonder what the reaction is of republicans in congress to a lawsuit like this with history as a guide is a natural alliance, republicans would say, between republicans and law enforcement. >> yeah. i think there's going to be a moment of soul searching for members of congress. shortly after the attack, there was widespread anger among the republicans i talked to on the hill about what happened and donald trump's role in it. in particular as you pointed out his lack of doing anything after the attack broke out kevin mccarthy famously had this very angry phone call with the president urging him to do more to call off the attack in that time, after those initial hours, though, it seemed
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many republicans made the calculation that it was -- needed to align themselves more deeply with donald trump because they heard from the base who was still very loyal to him. now we see new details come out. this is now the second officer going on record to say he was called the n-word by the mob, documented the racism and the personal anguish and mental strife that many officers went through. and will republicans now hear these messages and rethink the relationship with donald trump i'm not encouraged that that will happen. i don't think that that will happen but it's a test for each of them to consider this evidence and decide what to do about it. >> elizabeth, i'm going to apologize to you for what may have to be an interruption to take an important speech from president biden when it begins but i'd like to get you on the
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record on the lawsuit and the investment on the part of republicans to rewrite the truth and the history which is chronicled in "the new york times" and nbc news and many other new outleted as a here irveg and violent attack on the capitol and the country by trump supporters. >> it struck me as remarkable to hear eyewitness accounts of people that were attacked and while members of congress were themselves part of those that they were victims, too, but not nearly the way that the 140-plus law enforcement officers were victimized and to hear their firsthand accounts it is impossible to keep trying to revise this history. and so republicans have a problem on their hands they keep trying to move on and they have trump out there trying to rewrite this story as if they were hugging and kissing with police officers. that you hear people say, oh,
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these were just political protesters that crossed the line and trespassed but peaceful why this description, firsthand account from a law enforcement officer who in their training is trained to document something like this is anything but peaceful and clearly racist in what one of the officers faced so i don't know how the republican party given that this is just the first of what is expected to be many such lawsuits coming up, i think their strategy is wrong. you had that memo that came out today from axios saying that they need to lean into trump i think that's a bad strategy for them because this is not going away the republican accountability project will keep reminding voters if the congressman supported the big lie and did not condemn the insurrection the strategy needs to be rejecting trump and not cozying up to him. >> luke, everything they do
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seems to sort of have at its nexus the continued adherence and servitude to the big lie and pushing the laws disguised adds election security and there isn't a problem of systemic or widespread voter fraud blocking the formation of a 9/11-style commission. is there a prospect of bipartisan commitment to an investigation like the 9/11 commission into the 1/6 attacks? >> i'm not encouraged that we'll have bipartisan buy-in into the january 6th attack the closest thing we have going on right now is in the senate. we have a series of hearings that both amy klobuchar, roy blunt and others are running looking into what went wrong on january 6th and some investigation over there but the house bill as proposed is stalled right now to get
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a 9/11-style commission off the ground i do think as you mentioned this moment for republicans in choosing which path to take is so different now in the trump era. republicans were trying to a big tent party and trying to find a different path where they coulden vit in different groups to their tent and now it seems completely -- there's one strategy, bet on trump, stick with trump and seems to be the path that the majority of the republicans in congress are married to. >> we'll see how the trump/gaetz bet works out for them we have a two-minute warning neil, i'll give the minutes to you. you dangled something in front of me. developments in the new york investigations into donald trump. tell us more. >> there's so many different strands to the trump
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investigation so it is important to keep the smaller picture in mind which is the tiny amount of income that donald trump has paid taxes on. and this evidence that's coming out today that's being subpoenaed by the prosecutors involves alan weisselberg who's trump's chief financial officer, a guy loyal to trump for decades but loyalty always has some price and looks like he is being squeezed now to give financial information and he is not just -- the prosecutors aren't just squeezing him but going after his children, his daughter who got a free apartment for trump, his son involved in some loans with trump and the like. and, you know, it's unclear, we don't know what this evidence is but weisselberg at the center of trump's financial dealings for decades and given the way he was
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and that evidence is now being given to the prosecutors and before recent times trump had fought all of this and said to the supreme court don't allow my tax returns to be seen, the financial information to be seen as well as the trump organizations and lost that in the supreme court. and trump might have been better off letting vance have the -- the prosecutors have the tax returns when he was president because then he could get a licensed lawyer to defend him. not clear he's got even that. >> we are watching a speech it would appear being laid on a podium -- an introduction. >> a proud member of the brotherhood of electrical workers here in pittsburgh from day one of this pandemic me and my co-workers have been on the front line we have kept the lights on and the power running to communities throughout western pennsylvania. every day i deal with our grid so i know how critical infrastructure is to our communities. that's why i'm so excited about
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joe biden's build back better plan nearly everyone agrees to modernize the roads, bridges, power grids, airports and railroads. that we need to invest in new energy technologies and american made manufacturing but what president biden is proposing isn't just an investment in infrastructure it's an investment in good union jobs it's an investment in good schools and strong communities it is an investment in the future of so many forgotten paths in america my brother teaches at pine ridge high school just north of here the same high school we both went to. the kind of investment joe biden is talking about means so much to his school and to his students both now and in the years to come for example, president biden proposes a massive expansion of high-speeds broadband and critical to the health of so many small towns in this area. i have two little kids at home myself and i don't want to see them lever the area or the state
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to find opportunities. the build back better plan is directed at communities like mine it's about opening up opportunities, revitalizing local businesses and creating jobs for decades pennsylvania was a global leader in manufacturing and good union jobs. it can be that way again as president biden has a solid plan to make that happen i also don't want my kids growing up in a world where the threat of climate change hangs over their heads that means investing in charging infrastructures and also forms of clean power technology. so we can slash carbon emissions and create tens of thousands of green energy jobs. union jobs and that's exactly what president biden is proposing i'm 100% a union guy it is in my blood. the union changed my life and gave me opportunities i could never have dreamed of. being a line worker isn't always easy but thanks to my union i enjoy a great paycheck, strong
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health and retirement benefits and a voice on the job here's who else is a union guy joe biden. and he said again and again, unions built the middle class. that's why his plans supports collective bargaining rights, a living wage and making sure that the tax player money goes to supporting american made manufacturing. the men and women of the union are ready to get to work rebuilding the infrastructure, retooling the plants and revitalizing the communities and middle class we're ready to build america back better. it is my pleasure and my honor to introduce the president of the united states, joe biden [ applause ]
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>> thank you mike asked me and say to bobby my good friend, he asked me back there, he said, do you ever get nervous? and he said, because i got up this morning and made breakfast for my kids. i got to introduce the president. and well, i said, mike, you did a heck of a job. but i'd get nervous if i had to get up in the middle of the night, climb up a telephone pole, replace in the middle of a storm a connection that knocked out everybody's electricity and put a transformer in that's what would make me nervous so what you did was really good. i couldn't do what you do, pal i couldn't do what you do. and it's true, mike. you are a union guy.
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me, too. i got in trouble but i don't make any apologies for it. i'm a union guy. i support unions unions built the middle class and about time they start to get a piece of the action. to all my colleagues -- [ applause ] the county executives to the mayor and everyone here, thank you, thank you, congressman, for the passport in your district. and i appreciate being here. i'm honored to be with you two years ago i began my campaign here in pittsburgh. saying i was running to rebuild the backbone of america. and today i return as your president to lay out the vision of how i believe we do that, rebuild the backbone of america. it is a vision not seen through the eyes of wall street or washington but through the eyes of hard working people like the people i grew up with,
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people like mike and his union family, union workers whose carpenter training center and the folks in scranton and delaware, people that get up every day, work hard, raise their family, pay their taxes, serve their country and volunteer for the communities and just looking for a little bit of breathing room. just a little bit of light ordinary americans doing extraordinary things, people that break their necks every day for their families and the country they love. the country that, in fact, which on the day i was elected was an extreme distress with the virus on a deadly rampage, that is now killed over 500,000 -- i carry it in my pocket every day i have the list of exactly how many have died
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547,296 americans dead from the virus. more than all of the people killed in world war i, world war ii, the vietnam war, 9/11. and our economy that left millions out of work and created so much anxiety. that's why i moved so quickly to pass the american rescue plan with the help of my friends here in the congress. i really mean that it didn't pass by a whole lot but with the leadership of connor and bobby and mayor -- just -- you got it done because it was an emergency. we needed to act to save jobs. to save businesses to save lives.
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and that's what we did we're beginning to see the results. we're on our way to having given 200 million vaccination shots in the first 100 days of my presidency when i said i'd get 100 million done people thought it was a significant exaggeration we're going to get 200 million done twice the original goal. because of all the help of all of you leading economists are now predicting our economy will grow 6% this year that's a rate we haven't seen in years and years. we can cut child poverty in half this year. with the american rescue plan, we're meeting immediate emergencies. now it's time to rebuild even before the crisis we're now facing those at the very top in america were doing very well
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which is fine. they're doing great. but everyone else is falling behind the pandemic only made the divisions so much worse and more obvious. millions of americans lost their jobs last year while the wealthiest 1% of americans saw their net worth increase by $4 trillion. just goes to show you how distorted and unfair our economy has become it wasn't always this way. well, it is time to change that. i note parent thet cli i got criticized for giving tax breaks to middle class and poor folks this last time i didn't hear that cry when we were doing the same thing when trump's tax bill passed, 83% of the money went to the top 1%
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you know, this is not the target those who made it. not to seek retribution. this is about opening opportunities for everybody else here's the truth we all will do better when we all do well. it's time to build our economy from the bottom up and from the middle out not the top down hadn't worked very well. for the economy overall it hadn't worked. because wall street didn't build this country you, the great middle class, built this country and unions built the middle class. and it's time -- [ applause ] time we'll rebuild the middle class, we eelt bring everybody along. regardless of your background, color, religion, everybody gets to come along. so today i'm proposing a plan
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for the nation that rewards work, not just rewards wealth. it builds a fairer economy that gives everybody a chance to succeed. and it's going to create the strongest, most resilient inno v investigative economy in the world. it does not tirnker around the edges. it is unlike anything we have seen or done since we built the interstate highway system and the space race decades ago in fact, it's the largest american jobs investment since world war ii it will create millions of jobs. good paying jobs it will grow the economy make us more competitive around the world. promote our national security interest and puts in a position to win the global competition with china in the upcoming years. it's big, yes. it's bold, yes
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and we can get it done it has two parts the american jobs plan and the american families plan both are essential to our economic future. in a few weeks i'll talk about the american family plan but today i want to talk about the americans jobs plan. i'll begin with the heart of the plan it modernizes transportation infrastructure our bridges, roads airports i just left the airport. the director said we'll renovate the airport. is that right? employ thousands of people she looked and said i can't thank you enough for this plan it grows the economy in key ways it puts people to work to repair and upgrade that we badly need it makes it easier and more
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efficient to move goods, to get to work. and to make us more competitive around the world some of your local officials knows when someone wants to come in the area and a company wants to invest, what do they ask? how do i get to the railroad what access to the interstate do i have what's the water like? tell me about -- it goes on and on it is about infrastructure the american jobs plan will modernize 20,000 miles of highways, roads and main streets that are in difficult, difficult shape right now. it will fix the nation's ten most economically significant bridges in america, that require replacement. remember that bridge that went down we got ten most economically significant bridges with more commerce across it that need to be replaced. we'll also repair 10,000
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bridges, desperately needed upgrades, to unclog traffic, keep people safe and koconnect u cities and tribes across the country. the american jobs plan will build new rail corridors, easing congestion, cutting pollution, slashing commute times and opening up investment in communities that can be connected to the cities and cities to the outskirts. where a lot of jobs are these days it will reduce the bottlenecks of commerce at our ports and airports the american jobs plan will lead to a transformational plan, to protect the community from billions of dollars of damage from the historic super storms, floods, wildfires, draughts year after year by making our infrastructure more secure and resilient and
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seizing an incredible opportunity for american workers and american farmers and a clean energy future. skilled workers like one we just heard from building a nationwide network charging stations, creating good paying jobs by leading the world in the manufacture and export of clean electric cars an instr and trucks so we can have all american families afford clean vehicles in the future. the federal government owns an enormous fleet of vehicles that will be transitioned to clean energy vehicles, right here by american workers with american products we make all of these investments, we're going to make
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sure, as the executive order i signed early on, that we buy american that means investing in american-based companies and american workers not a contract will go out that i control that will not go to a company that is an american company with american products all the way down the line and american workers and we'll buy the goods we need from all of america, communities that have historically been left out of these investments black, latino, native americans, rural, small businesses, entrepreneurs across the country. look, today up to 10 million homes in america and more than 400,000 schools and child care centers have pipes that they gets their water from, pipes that are lead-based pipes, including pipes for drinking water.
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according to scientists, there is simply no safe exposure to lead for a child lead can slow development -- problems -- american jobs will put plumbers and pipefitters to work, replacing 100% of the nation's led pipes and service lines, so every american, every child can turn on a faucet or fountain and drink clean water with this investment, replacing the line, that can mean up to $22,000 in healthcare costs saved. a chance to protect our children, help them learn and thrive we can't delay we can't delay another minute. it's long past due you know, in america where the
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early interest was in internet, this thing called internet, we invented the early, early internet it was invented here millions of americans, though, lack access to reliable high-speed internet, including more than 35% of rural america it's a disparity even more pronounced during this pandemic. american jobs will make sure every single -- every single american has access to high quality affordable high-speed internet, for businesses, for schools. when i say affordable, i mean it america's paid too much for internet service we're going to drive down the price for families who have service now and making it easier for families who don't have affordable service to be able to get it now
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as we saw in texas and elsewhere, our electrical power and power grids are vulnerable to storms, catastrophic failures and security lapses, with tragic results. my american jobs plans will put hundreds of thousands of people to work, line workers, electricians, laborers, laying thousands of miles of transmission lines, building a modern, resilient and fully clean grid capping hundreds of thousands of -- literally overing oil and gas wells that need to be cleaned up, because they're abandoned. paying the same exact rate that a union man or woman would get having dug that well in the first place. we'll build, upgrade and weatherize affordable energy-official housing and commercial buildings for
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millions of american even before the pandemic, millions of families faced enormous financial and personal strain trying to raise their kids and care for their parents at the same time, the so-called sandwich generation, a family member with a disability, you have a child at home, you can't state home from work to take care of the child, either the child is at risk or you lose your job our you have an elderly parent you're taking care of. seniors and people with disability living independently feel the strain, but we know if they live independently, they live longer. the american jobs plan will help in big ways. it will extend access to affordable, community-based care think of programs for seniors, or think of home care workers going into homes of seniors and people with disabilities cooking meals, helping them get around
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their homes, and helping them to be able to live more independently. for too long, kay caregivers we women and -- >> for millions of people. who will be able to get to work in an economy that works for them you know, decades ago, the united states government used to spend 2% of its gdp, the gross domestic product on research and development. today we spend less than 1%. i think it's 0.7%. here's why that matters. we're one of the only few major economies in the world where research and development has declined in the last 25 years. and we have fallen back.
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the rest of the world is closing in and closing in fast we can't allow this to continue. american jobs plan is the biggest increase in our federal non-defense research and development spending on record this is going to boost america's innovative edge in markets where global leadership is up for grabs. markets like battery technology, biotechnology, computer chips, clean energy the competition with china in particular critics say we shouldn't spend this money they ask, what do we get out of it well, they want the same thing when we first flew into space the first time they said the same thing pushing the frontiers led to big benefits back home when nasa created apollo's digital flight system, unheard of at the time, led to technologies that help us today
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to drive our cars and fly our planes when nasa invented ways to keep food safe for the astronauts, it led to programs that have been used for decades to keep food safe in supermarkets at least 2,000 products and services have been developed and commercialize as a result of american space exploration gps has helped us find each other. computer chips allow us to see and talk to each other, singing happy birthday and watching the first stepping of the new baby grandchild think of what it means to you and your loved ones. we just have to imagine again. i had a long discussion with xi jinping, the leader of china we spent two hours on the phone. he said was astonished by the nasa security team and the china experts were on the line, he
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said you've always said, mr. president, that you can define america in one word -- possibilities. that's who we are, and in america, anything is possible. like what we did with vaccines a decade ago that laid the foundation for the covid-19 vaccines we have today, the interthat he transformed the way we lived, worked and developed americans could visit family anywhere you could load up a truck here in pittsburgh and get it to portland or phoenix. imagine what we can do, what's within our reach if we modernize those highways you and your family could travel coast to coast without a single
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tank of base on a high-speed train. reliable internet wherever you live imagine knowing that you're handing your children and grandchildren a country that will lead the world in producing clean energy technology and will need to address one of the biggest threats of our time. that's what we'll do all together, along with the american rescue plan, the proposal i put forward will create millions of jobs, estimated by some wall street outfits of 18 million jobs over four years, good paying jobs it also looks to level playing field for power workers to make sure the jobs are good jobs that you can raise a family on, ensure free and fair choice to bargain collectively that's why my plan asked congress to pass the p.r.o. act and send it to ply desk. this plan is important, not only
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for what and how it builds, but also important to where we build. it includes everyone, regardless of your race or your zip code. too often economic growth and recovery is concentrated on the coast. too often investments have failed to meet the needs of ma marginalized communities left behind this connects the talent through cities, rural communities, through our businesses, through our universities, through entrepreneurs, our workers, all across america we have to move now, because i'm convinced that if we act now, in 50 years people will look back and say, this was the moment that america won future. what i'm proposing is a one-time capital investment of roughly $2 trillion in america's future, spread largely over eight years.
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we'll generate historic job growth, historic economic growth, help business to say compete internationally and create more revenue as well. they are among the highest value investments we can make in the nation investing in our infrastructure put it another way, failing to make these investments adds to our debt and puts our children at a disadvantage relative to our competitors. that's what crumbling infrastructure does, and our infrastructure is crumbling. we're ranked 13th in the world what's more, it heightens our vulnerablity it attracts or adversaries to compete in ways they haven't up to now our adversaries are worried about us building this critical infrastructure put simply, these are investments we have to make. we can't afford to make them put another way, we can't afford
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not to how do we pay for it i spoke to the majority leader -- i guess he's no longer the majority leader. i spoke to the republican leader about the plan everybody is for doing something for infrastructure why haven't we done it no one wants to pay for it less than four years ago, as i said, congress passed a tax cut of $2 trillion increasing the national debt $2 trillion. it didn't meet virtually any of the predictions it would in terms of growing the economy overwhelmingly the benefits went to the wealthiest americans. it even included new investments that would profit by shifting profits and jobs overseas, if you're a corporation it was bat bad for american families, wrong for the future i start with one rule.
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no one -- i say it again, no one making under $400,000 will see their federal taxes go up, period this is not about penalizing anyone i have nothing against millionaires and billionaires. i believe in american capitalism i want everyone to do it, but here's the deal a firefighter and a teacher with two kids, making a combined salary of, say, $110, $120,000 a year pays 22 cents for each additional dollar they errant in federal income tax a multinational corporation that builds a factory abroad, they pay nothing at all we're going to raise the corporate tax. it was 35%, which is too high. we all agreed five years ago it
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should go down to 28%, but they reduce it to 21% we're going to raise it back up to 28% no one should be able to complain about that. it's still lower than the rate between world war ii and 2017. just doing that one thing will generate $1 trillion in additional revenue over 15 years. in 2019, an independent analysis found that there are 91 -- let me say it again, 91 -- fortune 500 companies, the biggest companies in the world, including amazon, that use various loopholes so they pay not a single, solitary penny in federal income tax i don't want to punish, but that's just wrong that's just wrong.
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a far i'm going to put an end to that. we're going to establish a global minimum tax for u.s. corporations of 21%. we're going to level the international playing field. that alone will raise $1 trillion over 15 years we'll also eliminate deductions by corporations for offshoring jobs and shifting assets ove overseas you do that, you pay a penalty you don't get a reward, in my plan and use the savings from that to give companies tax credits to locate manufacturing here and manufacturing and production here in the united states. we'll significantly ramp up the i.r.s. enforcement against corporations who either fail to report their incomes or underreport. it's estimated that could raise hundreds of billions all of that adds up to more than what i propose to spend in 15
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years. it's honest, it's fiscally responsible, and by the way, as the experts will tell you, it reduces the debt -- the federal debt over the long haul. let me be clear. these are my ideas on how to pay for this plan. others have additional ideas, let them come forward. i'm open to other ideas, so long as they do not impose any tax increase on any people making less than $400,000 let me close with this historically infrastructure had been a bipartisan undertaking, many times led by republicans. it was abraham lincoln who built the railroad device e dwight eisenhower with the interstate system. i don't think you will find a republican in congress who doesn't believe we should improve our infrastructure china is eating our lunch.
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there's no reason why it can't be bipartisan. the divisions in the moment shouldn't stop us from doing the right thing foss future. i'm going to bring in republicans into the oval office, listen to what they have to say and be open to other ideas. we'll have a good-faith negotiation with any republican who wants to help get it done, but we have to get it done i truly believe we're in a moment where history will look back on this time as a fundamental choice having been made between democracies and autocracies. you know, there's a lot of autocrats in the world who think the reason why they're going to win is democracies can't reach consensus any longer, autocracies do that's what competition between america and china and the rest of the world is all about. it's a basic question. can democracy still deliver for their people can they get a majority?
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i believe we can i believe we must. delivering for the american people is what the american rescue plan was all about. it's been overwhelmingly popular when i wrote it everybody said i had no bipartisan support. overwhelming bipartisan support with registered republican voters ask around if you live in a town with a republican mayor, republican county executive or republican governor, ask them how many would rather get rid of the plan ask them if it helped them at all? it's what the american job plan is about, the new one i'm proposes i hope republicans in congress will join in this effort i hope and believe a number of businesses will join this effort i hope and believe the american people will join this effort democrats, republicans, independents, we can do this we have to do this
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we will do this. we just have to remember, this is the united states of america, and i've said it a thousand times. there's nothing beyond our capacity if we act together. so it's time to move together. thank you, and i hope i get to come back to see you folks after this plan has passed and the question is, you have to attract even more apprentices, more people, because we're building so much. god bless you all, and may god protect our troops thank you. [ applause ] president biden there wrapping remarks on his latest legislative push he's batting .1000, clear that he's trying to travel the same path of garnering the public support for an infrastructure package, something that became the butt of many jokes about
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lack of an aend from the last administration, infrastructure week someone on my team described it as a kitchen sink speech, it's seen through the eyes of hard-working people. also saying -- if we act now, in 50 years people will look back and say this is when america won the future the president also getting granular there, and i have my colleagues here in charleston, west virginia, in front of one of the bridges that could benefit. annie, he got right at it, right? he said he had briefed mitch mcconnell on the plan, that was the segue on how to pay for it i noticed that ron klain had tweeted -- this was the reporting this morning from jake sherman who said that mcconnell said in kentucky that president
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biden called him yesterday to brief him on the infrastructure plan the president and the white house chief of staff pointed to something that is very popular in public opinion polls, not touching the taxes of anything making less than $400,000. this is again, annie karney, a well-conceived roll-out. >> it is there is really two theories of the case that will be clashing that's where the fight over this legislation will play out. the biden team thinking they have some running room he's only proposing to undo the -- back to 28% it's not something that voters will feel or notice in their paychecks, so they feel they have a lot of taxes they can do
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that won't affect the popularity of this plan republicans think that they would love to run against democrats saying they raised taxes after the pandemic we'll see who wins that fight. the other problem is that, you know, this white house is trying to make a big bipartisan push on this bill, unlike the relief bill where they had we have to get this done, biden said, you know, i'm open to other ways this doesn't have to be the plan we have to do something, but talk to me if you have another idea, i'm open to it they clearly want bipartisan support. the allies of the white house, people who are read in on what's happening, are very pessimistic about republicans in congress supporting him on anything we will see. this also gets back to the fundamental question, which is everything that biden is doing, he can point to strong
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bipartisan support and zero bipartisan support in congress, and when does that disconnect -- when do the lawmakers who don't support what their voters want have to pay for it at the ballot box? >> that's a really important point. vaughn hilliard, if you rely on transportation to get to your job, if you have occasion to drive over a bridge, you know the neglect in dealing with our infrastructure puts us tess bott -- at the bottom of the pack globally >> reporter: there's no member of congress that is not a ware of a project we just happened to stop here in charleston, west virginia. this is just one example, right? this is the patrick street bridge, built in the 1930s, looking pretty good. the federal government has deemed it structurally
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deficient, in poor condition the crazy part is there's more than 45,000 bridges just like it again, poorer condition, structurally deficient more than 10,000 cars pass over this every single day. i was talking with the state highway engineer for west virginia he said to replace this or to repair it, because of its age, it would take anywhere from $65 to $70 million their budget here is $100 million. take a listen to my conversation with the mayor. >> these will continue to deteriorate. plain and simple, without this infrastructure bill, without some support from the federal government, we're going to be standing here once again every year looking at, at the end of the day, shaking the couch cushion saying how much do we have left from a city
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municipality we're not just drowning, we don't just need a life raft. we're under water. we need them to send in a submarine. >> reporter: joe manchin, the democratic senator who has been the focus point here in 2021, says he's looking for a, quote e, enormous package, but then you have to look towards where are those other senators in the-- could she potentially t on board these are the questions that will come to every home district, every single state for these members of congress. >> with vaccines, schools, infrastructure is deeply personal thank you both so much for spending some time with us on this speech. it's great to see both of you. it's a little after 5:00 in new york a scoop in the "new york times"
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has caught our attention it reveals that matt gaetz is under investigation whether he had sex with an underage girl and paid for a her to travel with him gaetz went on fox news, this is part of an extortion -- the interview seems to only raise more questions. >> i only know what i've read in "new york times. i can say that actually you and i went to dinner about two years ago, your wife was there i brought a friend of mine, you will remember her. she was actually threatened by the fbi, told if she wouldn't cop to the fact that somehow i was involved in some pay-for-play scheme, she could face trouble i do believe there are people at the department of justice who are trying to smear me, you
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know, providing for flights and is not a crime, and i'm just troubled that the lack of any sort of legitimate investigation into me would then per mute, would then convert into this extortion attempt. >> i don't remember the woman you're speaking of or th context of all that was one of the weirdest interviews that i've ever conducted. >> how bad is it it's so bad that tucker carlson can't follow the thread. that appears to be a cover story. here's the real story -- they are examinings whether he violated sex trafficking laws. so a variety of federal statutes makes it illegal to induce someone over 18-year-old to travel over state lines to
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engage in sex. and offenders often -- here's the plot twist matt gaetz, of all the people on the planet, should know precisely how harshly child sex trafficking is treated it might explain his lone vote against legislation, but the real reason matt gaetz should no how harshly federal investigators treat child sex trafficking, is because his very, very very, very very close friend and political ally, a friend so close that matt gaetz brought this friend with him to the trump white house, took this picture? is now in jail for violating bond in a case involving child sex trafficking. from the "new york times" report -- three people said the examination of mr. gaetz 38 is part of a broad are investigation, joel greenberg,
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who was indicted last summer on an arrays of charges, and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl greenberg has pleaded not guilty to those charges we have gone from talking about matt gaetz, as someone so disdainful that he wore a gas mask to mock covid protection, someone so full of hate for his colleagues, that he traveled to wyoming in the middle of a pandemic to attack liz cheney, to someone who is now under investigation, one launched by bill barr's doj for child sex trafficking. bill barr's doj let a lot of bad guys get away with a lot of stuff, but here we are joining our conversation is katy benner, also joining us is joyce vance, and matt miller is
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here, lucky for us, all three msnbc contributors. >> if you could just make sense what he's talking about, what is he talking about with tucker carlson? >> he's alleged after the investigation was opened up, that somebody local, in northern florida, found out about this, and said that, you know, he could make the investigation go away in exchange for a huge sum of money, for $25 billion. that's what gaetz contends it seems as though what gaetz is trying to say is that the people involved in this extortion plot somehow also created the sex
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trafficking investigation simply to extort money from him the timeline makes that improbable, however that seems to be his claim. this was an investigation begun at the justice department under bill barr, knowingly, ball all investigations of this caliber of an official this high up do need a sign-off. >> yeah, i mean, look, matt miller, we're also in a situation where one is not related to the other the timeline is undenied as is pointed out. there's great "orlando sentinel" reporting about matt gaetz' very, very good friend that he brought him from florida to the trump white house.
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joel breen berg resigned after being arrest at home by federal agents he faces 14 charges, including allegations that he stalked a politic poli political opponents, and created fake ids with whom he wall street engaged in a sugar daddy relationship. several former employees said that greenberg also mentioned the connection with matt gaetz this specific line here of sexual relationships with girl who are underage the sex trafficking seems to be the most serious implication
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what do you make so far? >> first of all, i think it could go without saying you can both be the victim of a crime and the criminal itself. that would have nothing to do with the underlying fact of whether he committed a crime or not, in committing sex trafficking with a minor i think when you look at this investigation, the fact it did grow out of this investigation into his close friend of his, who has already been indicted, if i had to guess what prosecutors are doing here, obviously they're examining gaetz' activity, financial transactions, i suspect that they have either talked or tried to talk to the minor, but that ultimately the thing they're going for in the case is, having thrown all these various -- they're going to try to flip him to testify against his good
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friend, matt gaetz i would bet at the end of the line that's where they're headed if i was gaetz, that would be the thing i'm most worried about. the way he's behaved in the last 24 hours since this news broke, flailing around on fox news, and in multiple, you know, interviews with reporters, kind of, you know, implicating himself or raising charges that haven't been publicly alleged against him, try to go implicate tucker carlson in his own behavior, shows you a person who is panics under the spotlight. i don't think that speaks very well about how he might handle the investigation going forward. >> it looked like tucker carlson might have been wondering that did he become a witness? >> it was really hard to tell what gaetz was trying to do in that interview he looked like someone who
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desperately needs a lawyer to make sure he doesn't put himself in more trouble than he's already in something that fascinated me in that interview, was at one point he talked about fbi agents trying to interview this supposed girlfriend. he used language that has nothing to do with sex trafficking. he used the language pay to play that's when they're talking about public corruption, politicians who insist on being compensationed nothing that we heard really made saenz. >> i want to ask more, it feels important to the story that this was an investigation under rules that -- i don't know if -- bill barr demanded any investigation into a political figure, and i
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imagine his workforce meant that as meaning especially republican politicians, and in the case of matt gaetz, maybe another person who functioned almost in the same way donald trump, jr., did political. barr was briefed on this case. is that right? tell me what you understand about the bar justice department's leadership's role in opening and pursuing this investigation. >> you're right bar would have known about this in february 2020, he sent a note to all federal prosecutors, saying if you're going to investigate any candidates in the upcoming election, main just needs to be notified immediately. he also said other prominent politicians needed to also be vetted in the same way, including members of congress. over where the investigation is taking place, that the proper
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official at the justice department, either the head of national security or the criminal division would also be notified, and he said as best practice, the deputy attorney general and attorney general should also be notified. if you know anything about the justice department unit bill barr, he was a real micromanager that was his way of saying, you had better notify my office. he knew what the fbi had already found in relation to the greenberg investigation, and he felt that it was strong enough set of allegations, very serious and very troubling that investigators, both the fbi, and then the prosecutors should proceed. he knew he had lost.
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there was a very strange public message in that time frame, where he felt that the president should pardon everybody, you know, the president should pardon all of his political allies, every republican, anybody who had ever helped the white house, because he felt under the democrats in 2021, there would be some sort of witch-hunt. i think he probably was not aware at the time, who knows, that it was actually the trump administration who was investigating him. >> i want to fog cuss in a little about, joyce and matt, about sex trafficking. the allegation is about sex with a minor. there's another term or
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into statutory rape -- clearly crime in this area, but also using telephones to solicit or entice a minor, and then the more core trafficking crime that involves a commercial transaction, a pen sailed trans -- compensated transaction, a gifting sort of compensation,
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but those sort of cases can also get federal attention. >> if you could put it in not a political context, because it's clear this isn't a political story. this is as -- bill barr green-lit investigation into perhaps one of the trump allies. it's significant at a time when bill barr was very reluctant to anger donald trump over anything, this was someone who was doing something so egr egregious. what does a case like this -- what happens next, usually >> so, you're right i think the question points to matchup he
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could very well face an investigation in the state of florida, or some other state look, you know, at the same time i said it's not a political story, i do think you have to step back and look at the fact that you've had a succession of people, senior people in the republican party, roy moore, the republican senate for senate in alabama, jim jordan who has been accused of looking the other way of sexual assault when he was a wrestling coach, and now matt gaetz. i say that not to say that the republican party would own the actions of every person in their party. at every large institution you
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have people who do the wrong thing the way you judge an institution is how you respond in each of these cases, the rep party has responded by looking the other way. as we learn more the facts here, the political question is, is the republican party going to look the other way as they have in all of these other cases of senior members committing what happen to be heinous, heinous acts. >> matt, my only point was the investigation is clearly not political motivated. that is why the reporting that
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the times has done on the barr leadership's role in it is significant, but you take to the million dollar question is a party that's tolerant of -- militia groups, of racists, of people waving trump flags as they maul and cause the death of a police officer, are they -- thank you so much for all of you joining us the voting law seems to be working the ceo of delta air lines with a sharp rebuke. that story is next, and a big step closer to getting all americans vaccinated as pfizer announces 100% protection from their vaccine in a new study of kids "deadline: white house" continues after a quick break. don't go anywhere.
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today the drumbeat against the voter suppression laws in georgia is building. a big development in the pressure campaign surrounding the state's new restrictions some of the most promise nent black executives in the country, 72 of them in all, are presented a united front calling on organizations in the united states to fight against the georgia law and others like it "new york times" reporting, quote, the campaign appears to be the first time so many powerful black executives have organized to call out their peers.
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the executives ever is swift response there is no middle ground here, mr. chenault, said here, you are either in support of mohr people voting or suppressing the vote today there's evidence it's work ing they have faced boycott threats over the lack of the pushback now says it's unacceptable and does not match delta's values in a memo to the employees, the ceo wrote, in part, the entire rationale was built on a lie, a lie that there was widespread voter fraud. so there is much work ahead and many more opportunities to have an impact.
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earlier this always, the ceo of coca-cola follow his lead -- let me be crystal clear, this legislation is unacceptable. joining our conversation, eugene robinson, and alicia menendez. the only thing wrong with everything i just read is that black ceos are the only ones banding together why aren't white ceos. >> well, that's a very good question, nicolle, especially in light of the split korean. we have black ceo trying to -- and on the other half of the screen, we have the trial over
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the killing of george floyd. >> the replay of the emages of this systemic racism not just disenfranchises african-americans, but how it can kill them. >> just saying this is not just inappropriate, this is unacceptable, and this must stop >> all of 41 states where republicans are trying to institution voter suppression measures that are aimed at democratic voters. well, alicia, i said, after the murder of george floyd and
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the reckoning that it inspired, everybody raced to have their pr teams put out letters make clear they recognize the moment and their companies' values were the values of the people pouring into the streets >> why is it just 79 black ceos. it's another thing to say there's racism showing un.
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this is the last day of their legislation, so time is very much of the essence there i think there might be more success when there are organizers in arizona, texas, michigan more efforts, when you look at what's happening in georgia to say how do we replicate that model? how do we push all these different levers to make sure we have the people in power listening. of course, nicolle, i think this also creates more urgency around voting rights and protecting voting rights at the federal level. this is not the last state >> if democrats blink on this, they say oh, no, don't boycott,
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you'll hurt the economy, this is everything go to the mattresses for the right to vote. this is the whole ball game. republicans will try, come here, kitty, kitty, come on, companies. they will lure them into their pockets and they will screw democratic voters, young voters, and black and brown voters this is a fight worth fighting do you think the democrats see that, eugene >> well. >> i don't think i've spoken with any democrats recently who failed to recognize this as an exist inchally threat to our democracy, who failed to understand how important this is, how important it is to go to the matt, as you said for voting --, to be a test case on
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getting rid of the filibuster, or carving out an exception, it's going to be on voting rights that's something that all democrats, you know, from the moderates to the most progressive agree on they understand the threat, i think, intellectually, and they feel it viscerally it's aimed at them it's aimed at their ability to compete on a level playing field for the offices they hold. nobody can go weak-kneed and wishy-washy on this. this has to be all hands. >> can i add to what eugene just said there what i want to add is, inasmuch as this is about voter suppr suppression, i also think there's another side to this
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coin, which is it's all predicated on a big lie, right the republicans have sold their base this lie that there is massive frayed and they have convinced people they should believe it, so this is also for them about doubling down on that and delivering on sort of the promise of that premise, right so it is both a challenge and an affront to democracy from the vantage point of stopping people from voting, but it's also undermining democracy by continuing to feed this lie. >> it's a perfect point. this lie under-girds everything, and the truth is there wasn't any systemic or widesuppress voters fraud bill barr said that. so this is also the right refusing to listen to the trumpiest of trump voices.
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this could cost fox news, newsmax and others billions of dollars. you're right, alicia thank you both so much when we return, we will get you caught up on the third day of testimony of the trial of derek chauvin, charged in the killing of george floyd. that's next. usaa reached out before he could even inspect the damage. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. ♪ usaa ♪
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it's been another stunning and emotional day of testimony in derek chauvin murder trial,
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with body cam video from each of the officers involved in the incident that led to george floyd's death, including never before seen footage from the camera worn by derek chauvin it appears to fall off moments after chauvin grabs floyd by the neck talk about the introduction of this footage. >> nicole, we are really getting a fuller picture of the situation between george floyd and these officers the day started with that new surveillance video inside the cup foods where he handed that $20 bill to the clerk. now with the days ending with prosecutors laying out and airing and playing in full the body camera video from the four officers obscn scene, includinge video we haven't seen yet. that is the vid yeseo from
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ex-officer derek chauvin i will play a chunk the prosecution played before i do, i want to note that we have seen this part before, but this is the first interaction that officers have with floyd so they have just come out and they are walking up to the car after the person who called 911 pointed out where floyd was. the officers are walking over to the car, and this is what happens. >> let me see your hands. >> okay, man i'm sorry. >> let me see your other hand. >> i'm sorry please >> so sorry.
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good dang, man i'm so sorry. >> you done? >> god dang, man. >> put your hands on top of your head. >> man i got shot like that, man. >> hands on top of your head hands on top of your head. >> reporter: nicole, that was the initial interaction the first time the officers approached george floyd again responding to that report of a cou counterfeit and being pointed to him, the car he was in you see the officer tap that window george floyd appears surprised the officer gets the door open while one hand is visible, it seems like the other hand is not, causing the officer to draw that weapon there. you see how quickly this moment escalated. after this video we see, and it's about an hour at least of body camera video from the
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different officers but you see george floyd finally get out the car. he's handcuffed. he's walked over to the wall the officers are then talking to him, at least one of the officers are talking with him. they're having that conversation and things deescalate for a little bit you hear george floyd say, oh, i'm sorry. i was nervous. you put the gun in my face i was shot before and i got frazzled and the officer saying, when i tell you to do something, you need to do it. you need to follow our commands. and then it gets to the point where we're at the car and there is a shuffle bottom line that you are seeing from today is we are getting that more complete picture, a picture we did not fully see before, at least wasn't made public before in a way that people saw it. that facebook video is what connected with so many people, that 9 minutes and 29 seconds where george floyd was under the knee of derek chauvin. now the prosecution is making it more clear where we see his interactions with the clerk and with other people in that
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convenient store and now that interaction with the officer we're getting a fuller picture of what exactly happened in those moments before george floyd lost consciousness. >> correct me if i'm wrong, but i saw both hands on the wheel and then both hands on the head. doesn't look like any defiance of law enforcement >> reporter: there was a lot of fear and i know we had to bleep some of the audio i believe because of the language that was there but there were points where you see him crying, explaining he's claustrophobic, explaining he's uncomfortable. it is a hard video to watch. another hard video to watch in what's been a series of very difficult videos in this process. >> we're lucky to have you here. when we return, as we do every day, we will remember lives well-lived
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james johnson of monroe, louisiana. i could tell you all about his post vietnam career. after retiring james entered the workforce just to keep himself busy but work wasn't all that james johnson was. family was who james johnson was. it's right there in all those photos, smiling faces, beautiful children, happiness, love. his daughter tells us james was a man of faith he treated everyone with respect. friends and strangers alike. he found peace in caring for his son and fanhood of his beloved new orleans saints his passing is obviously a tragedy. his daughter says he was the greatest dad in the world, the glue that held their entire family together. so join us in thinking and
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honoring them this afternoon and james johnson, a veteran and a family man gone much, much too soon thank you so much for letting us into your homes during these extraordinary homes. "the beat" with ari melber starts right now hi, ari. >> i want to welcome everyone to "the beat. we have a lot of tonight's program. a $2 trillion package. congressman matt gaetz confirming the probe while also mounting the defense but we begin with breaking news in the chauvin murder trial. we have seen day three it has been incredibly emotional testimony today. a witness breaking down in tears on the stand after watching the body camera footage of the incident which becomes evidence in the trial the witness who you can also see here a


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