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message. this is our 50th anniversary, and we are the largest caucus within the congress, and this is one of our top priorities along with covid-19, making sure we get people vaccinated. >> congresswoman joyce beatty and congressman steve horsford, thank you very much for joining us tonight. we have just arrived at the curfew hour in brooklyn center, minnesota. msnbc's breaking news live coverage continues on "the 11th hour with brian williams" which starts now. and good evening once again. while this was, indeed, day 85 of the biden administration we are, in fact, keeping an eye on brooklyn center, minnesota. as lawrence just mentioned, as the curfew is now in effect on night 4 of unrest there, that has followed the point blank police shooting of daunte wright, more on that in just a
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moment. we want to begin tonight with a history-making decision from the white house that is not without controversy. today the president announced the end of our nation's longest war. he announced that all u.s. troops, about 2,500 of them remain, will leave afghanistan by september 11th. leaving afghanistan was a goal of both of his two immediate predecessors, obama and trump, but a goal that was never realized. the two-decade-old war has taken the lives of over 2,000 american service members, left some 20,000 of them wounded and cost $2 trillion. >> i'm now the fourth united states president to preside over american troop presence in afghanistan. two republicans, two democrats. i will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. it's time to end america's longest war. it's time for american troops to come home. war in afghanistan was never
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meant to be a multigenerational undertaking. we were attacked. we went to war with clear goals. we achieved those objectives. bin laden is dead and al qaeda is degraded in iran, in afghanistan. and it's time to end the forever war. >> it was no accident that biden made his announcement from the white house treaty room looking out over the ellipse where george w. bush told the nation about those very first airstrikes on afghanistan back in 2001. we were a different country then. biden also said he spoke with bush yesterday to let him know about this planned departure. shortly after this speech, the president traveled over to arlington cemetary. he visited section 60. that's the final resting place for those killed in iraq and afghanistan. of course, the president's
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oldest son beau was an army man who served in iraq. barack obama read a statement that said, quote, it is time to recognize that we ever accomplished all that we can militarily and that it's time to bring our remaining troops home. biden also talked to obama about his decision, and that he rejected advice from the pentagon where they said withdrawals should be based on numbers and not the calendar. >> we're withdrawing because it's been too long. withdrawing because america it too tired. i can tell america, you may be tired of fighting islam, they are not tired of fighting you.
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>> this withdrawal from afghanistan is another instance of this new legislation surrendering leverage without making america, our allies or our interests more secure. >> meanwhile, as we mentioned earlier, protests continue over the fatal shooting of 20-year-old daunte wright killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. this morning that officer, now former officer kim potter was arrested, taken into custody on a charge of second degree manslaughter. she was released tonight after posting $100,000 bond. her first court appearance set for tomorrow. the charge comes a day after she and the brooklyn center police chief both resigned. >> in less than a week, the district attorney made the decision that we will charge this officer and the family of daunte wright will get to have
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their day in court. >> if sentenced, she could serve up to a decade in prison. in the trial of police officer derek chauvin, a medical expert said the knee on his neck is not what caused george floyd, but it was a mixture of drugs and carbon monoxide releasing from the car he was pinned under. here's what he told the court and a national audience. >> mr. floyd had a sudden arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia due to his hypertensive heart dees. you can write that down during his restraint by the police. he would have the toxicology to
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fentanyl and methamphetamine. there is exposure to a vehicle exhaust, potentially carbon monoxide poisoning. >> during cross-examination, the prosecution for its part challenged that man's a assertions, including his findings about the car exhaust. >> how do you know the car was even on? >> it was a question i specifically asked and then i made observation of water dripping from what appears to be a tailpipe. >> and you simply assumed by seeing something dripping from a tailpipe that the car had to have been on. >> it's not an assumption. it's an evaluation which in my mind indicates that the vehicle was running. >> you haven't seen any data or test results that showed mr.
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floyd had a single injury from carbon monoxide, is that true? >> that is correct. >> and real quick here, before we bring in our lead-off guests and discuss tonight's topics, because the curfew has just gone into effect on this night 4 of protests in brooklyn center, minnesota, let's get an update from our correspondent cal perry who is there on the scene. cal, what's it like tonight? >> reporter: brian, a few elements tonight that we didn't have last night. as you can hear, police are going to start to clear that crowd behind me. there are a number of individuals that are breaking the sidewalks into pieces and then throwing those pieces of brick at the police. we're seeing water bottles thrown on barricades tonight. police brought barricades, all of which have raised the tension level here. the reason we're 100 yards down the road from before we were last night is really twofold. the crowd is really starting to mess with the media and push us
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out of here. the second is as we move this way, brian, this is what happened last night. the police are pushing people down this road, and they'll start to run past me. as they run past me, what's going to happen is when they get to that intersection, they will be met with the national guard. we have now seen that first volley by law enforcement of flash grenades and pepper spray. as you can see, this crowd is heading down the road. one of the most dangerous things we've seen here is people in vehicles. it's dark here and people are going away from the scene. before i go, that's the trap right there, brian, at the end of that road. this is what happened last night as everyone started running at that end of the road, and as they look up, they are met way wall of national guardsmen and local law enforcement. 74 people arrested last night.
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similar scenes playing out here, brian. >> cal, thank you for the update. to you and your crew, stay low and stay safe. cal perry reporting for us from brooklyn center north of minneapolis. with that let's bring in our lead-off guests on this wednesday night. starting with paul rucker, senior washington correspondent for the "washington post," jeremy bash, former chief of staff at the cia and pentagon, former chief counsel to the house intel committee. and we're happy to welcome c.k. hoffler. she's ce oh of the c.k. hoffler firm in atlanta. she has counseled jesse jackson, also happens to be president of the national bar association, the nation's oldest network of predominantly black judges and attorneys, and counselor, indeed, i'd like to begin with you tonight. let's talk about this charge against the now former police
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officer who we saw on video firing the shot that killed daunte wright. second-degree manslaughter in the parlance of the law, man 2. is the right charge in your view? >> first of all, great to be here tonight, brian. is it the right charge? i would have to say that given what we saw -- and we have to trust our eyes -- i think there should have been a greater charge, but because of how the events unfolded, i believe that the district attorney felt that man 2 was probably the best that they could do given the circumstances. i would have hoped for a stronger charge, a higher charge because i thought that her behavior was, quite frankly, unacceptable and reckless. it was just completely reckless. you know that ben crump is one of our past presidents and a strong member of the national bar association, and i've been
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in constant contact with him, just the conduct we've seen, just watching her eyes, not filling in the blanks but just looking at the footage. truly it would have been my hope that there were a stronger charge, but i believe that the district attorney felt that this would stick. and it's only the beginning. this is the first charge. it might evolve as the facts unfold. >> indeed. phil rucker, the videotape in this case tells the story. it was released almost immediately. you can hear the police officer herself reacting to firing that one single fatal shot with her glock instead of using the taser. phil, what's your sense where this intersects with your beat that there is any pressure on the president, on the presidency to react more forcefully, more aggressively to what is unfolding in brooklyn center,
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minnesota? >> well, brian, there is a great deal of pressure on president biden, vice president harris, their team at the white house, and what you have right now in these first minutes after this announcement is the president trying to strike a balance. they are very careful not to reach too far because they don't want to increase the tension that's already there. they're mindful, of course, that former president trump with his rhetoric, his desire for national guard soldiers, his talk of sending troops, and the tweets he was sending about protests. all that did was up the tensions around the country. but he's also being mindful. he and harris both have been putting out statements the last few days about what happened. in this particular shooting, clearly they've been bothered
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over the years with the spate of shooting in this country, and they'll be coming under fire, i would imagine, in the days ahead, including in the national black caucus, a very important part of this president's coalition to try to do something more tangible, more forceful, to prevent this from happening in the future, because it continues. this is something president biden campaigned on. it was important last year and it will have to continue as he governs into the spring and summer. >> jeremy bash, you are unwittingly trying to toggle between topics as we must tonight. you're going to take us to afghanistan after we both listen to the reaction of the new head of the cia today to the president's decision. >> there is a significant risk once the u.s. military and the coalition militaries withdraw, but we will work very hard at
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cia and with all of our partners to try to provide the kind of strategic warning to others in the u.s. government that enables them and us to address that threat if it starts to materialize. >> so notable comments there from a man few americans have seen, gotten used to in the job as of yet, the newly confirmed cia director of the military. i know as a cia director yourself, it's within the confines that i ask what you make of the president's decision? and for those in the cheap seats where it's very easy to say we ought to stay, if we stay, what does victory look like and how will we know we're there? >> brian, see, that's the problem. 20 years into this, the president of the united states was faced with two pretty bad options. option 1 was leave and incur some of the risk that cia director bill burns talked about. but option 2 was worse, which is
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if we stay and we abrogate the agreement that the united states under president trump struck with the taliban, the taliban would have every incentive to escalate its attacks on the afghan government and u.s. forces. we would have been forced to surge more forces into afghanistan, and i think with this difficult option, the president chose wisely. he's basically saying we've been there a whole generation. there are people in afghanistan today that weren't even born on 9/11. we're able to have a standoff capability with the ability to strike on any target, any time, anyplace outside afghanistan, and at that point we'll protect the homeland, so i think the president got it exactly right today. >> also, jeremy, on another topic having to do with this still new presidency, bloomberg,
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among others, reporting tonight we may be hours away from a new round of sanctions against the russians for that massive hack. there is a new sheriff in town. he has now already laid down a marker with the pentagon. they're saying as part of the moves which could be announced as soon as thursday, the u.s. plans to sanction about a dozen individuals including government and intelligence officials and roughly 20 entities, again, all of this because of the slarwind hack. the russians are also looking to eject americans from the country. this all looks like something russian relations used to look like when we had a president that stood up to them. >> and, brian, that's what i
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think president biden told president putin. if you want to abide by the rules, we can settle some important things. if you're going to try to poison and kill former intelligence officials in the streets of london, and if you're going to threaten ukraine on the doorstep of nato, then you're going to suffer consequences, and i think these sanctions that bloomberg reported on tonight are very tough, direct sanction effort directed at the kremlin, and i think it's part of the deterrence, part of the brushback pitch that we need against moscow and make sure they stay in a box and don't threaten our influence. >> how might the outcome of the chauvin trial affect the
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disposition, the handling of the case in the murder of daunte wright? >> i think it's going to have a tremendous impact for so many reasons. when we look at this case, at the derek chauvin trial, we have to realize that all eyes, not just in minnesota, not just throughout this country but throughout the world, are focused on what happened because of the significance of this case. for the african-american community, just the irony at the height of this trial during a prosecutor's case that another young man was killed at 20 years old with a recklessness, it creates a frenzy and a sense of desperation and a sense of sadness in our communities. and in our civil rights organizations, in our legal community, and really, it's not just in the african-american community but just throughout the country. so whatever happens, whatever happens in that trial, is undoubtedly going to have an
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impact on another case in the same community. and the reason for that is because they're linked. police brutality is a real -- is a pandemic. it is a pandemic. and that's why the black caucus is focused on brutality as one of the main areas. they're saying this has got to stop. there has to be widespread federal reform in addition to what we do in the states and the localities. we've got to watch this very closely, because if, for some reason, derek chauvin is acquitted, it's going to have such a strong impact in that community, and for those who are teeing up the next case, this tragic case of this young man who was 20 years old who just had something dangling from his mirror, imagine how senseless that killing is, and you have a seasoned 26-year-old police
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officer mistakenly takes her gun and shoots and kills him versus a taser when they're a different apparatus. a gun is a gun, a taser is a taser. different colors. it's senseless. that's why i wish there were stronger charges against her, but she basically created an unreasonable risk -- this is under minnesota law -- and consciously takes chances at causing the death of this young, young man, and his family, the wright family, will never be the same. actually, minnesota will never be the same. our community will never be the same. there has got to be accountability. if there is no accountability in the derek chauvin case, people will feel there isn't going to be accountability in the wright case, and that's going to cause massive, massive havoc, more protest in this country, so the president has to step up. that's why the congressional
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black caucus, i believe, is meeting with the president about these issues. it's time for a change. this has got to stop. >> counselor, your use of a pandemic during a pandemic certainly reverberates and we will remember it. we're much obliged for our big three guests to start us off tonight, phil rucker, jeremy bash and another welcome to ck hoffler. one of our next guests a pulitzer prize-winning journalist and chauvin feels like death to him. one of our most physicians will be here to talk us through the pause on the johnson & johnson vaccines. johnson & johnson vaccines raise the jar to the best gelato... you've ever tasted.
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the video tells us from day one that derek chauvin killed george floyd and he should be held criminally liable, and everything else he does is attempt to distract and not focus on that video. >> floyd family attorney, civil rights lawyer ben crump today as derek chauvin's lawyers present their defense to the jury. one of our next guests, eugene robinson, writes this, quote, floyd's death is fully documented on video recorded from multiple angles: the onlookers' cell phones, the officers' body cameras, surveillance from across the street. all the jurors have to do is believe their own eyes and ears. i should be able to expect that they will do so. i should at least be able to hope they will, but hope feels
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dangerous. eugene robinson, columnist at the "washington post," and matt k. lewis is back with us, conserative commentator at the "daily beast." gentlemen, explain to members of our audience who may not understand it your hard-earned caution as we approach the verdict watch in chauvin, and as we approach the disposition in the case of daunte wright who we watched straight up killed on an officer's body camera. >> well, how far back do you want to go, brian? if we go back nearly 30 years, we watched police officers beat rodney king to a pulp, and those officers, when they were tried, were acquitted. we watched right across the river from minneapolis. we watched the cell phone video
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of philando castile being shot to death by a police officer doing a routine traffic stop. committed no crime, made no sudden movements, did nothing wrong but was killed and that officer was acquitted. we've seen this movie many times before, and it feels dangerous and vulnerable to hope, even to hope that this time will be different when clearly, at least to me, it should be. 9 minutes and 29 seconds of just the most heartbreaking, inif you are -- infuriating video you could ever produce in any case. however, i find it hard to believe that the system will work this time and that this
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police officer will be held accountable for what he did, which was to kill george floyd. you know, the defense took what i think was probably its best shot today. they found a forensic pathologist with credentials to take the stand and muddy the waters and tell the jury, don't believe your eyes and ears. there are always extraneous factors and a cardiac arrest was maybe an overdose or carbon monoxide or whatever. the jury analysis is the only analysis that counts, and if there is one or more jurors who want to acquit, who are looking for something to hang an acquittal on, at least on the most serious charge, they may think they got it today. we won't know until that jury
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goes out and comes back. i hope they do what i see is clearly the right thing, but we don't know. >> for folks who haven't watched a lot of trials, i keep saying the job of the defense seems like it's to make the point that somehow george floyd killed george floyd. hey, matt, look at the toxic backdrop in our country, and while we talk about this toxic backdrop in our country, in state houses across our country, there is quite a titanic effort to restrict voting rights on a false assumption that they were somehow -- the vote was violated or fraudulent. a big front page today told names of corporations, a lot of logos visible around the world. matt, does any of this surprise you that these companies are
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putting their good names where their mouths are? >> i'm not surprised, brian, because we have seen a pattern in the last couple of years of capitalism, and i think this is just a continuation of that. i have to be honest, i don't think that these corporations are -- suddenly discovered their conscience, care about racial equality or voting rights. in fact, in georgia, i was on the show a couple weeks ago kind of talking about that. i can't speak for all of the things happening in the state houses, but in georgia, i think some of the concern about that bill was overwrought. certainly i think calling it jim crow 2.0 was. but, nevertheless, i don't think that these corporations are finding their conscience or, you know, finally doing the right
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thing. i think that they have made a calculated decision to go this direction. i don't know if it's a wise decision, i don't know if they're alienating their consumer base or if it's a bet that the future is younger and more progressive. i think that's what this is. it's a complicated nuance story, right? the whole voting rights thing is premised on a big lie, right? the lie was that joe biden stole the election. that's totally bogus. then, at least in the case of the georgia bill, i think the merits of the bill, there were certainly some good things in it, it certainly wasn't as bad as a lot of people thought, some of these corporations are finally standing up, i think, and taking kind of a moral stand. i just don't really trust that it's a sincere one.
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it's really not a happy ending at this point. >> i would argue, and others would, too, the georgia voting with restrictions on food and water are state up out the window crazy. anyway, i digress. both of these gentlemen have agreed to stay with us. we're going to fit in a quick break. our guests have agreed to stay with us at least that long. coming up, we'll ask matt to explain what he now calls the freak flag party. e freak flag party americans who experience occasional bloating, gas or abdominal discomfort? taking align can help. align contains a quality probiotic to naturally help soothe digestive upsets 24/7. try align, the pros in digestive health. and join the align healthy gut team up and learn what millions of align users already know. how great a healthy gut can feel. sign up at alignprobiotics.com also try align dualbiotics gummies to help support digestive health.
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we've heard a lot of stories, but there's nothing we've seen from the department of justice if something is going on. obviously we'll find out about it. right now it's hard to speculate on rumors, but if something really formal happened from justice we would, of course, react and take action. >> steve scalise from today who could probably name a hundred places he'd rather be at that moment, but if anybody finds a political party that does lockstep better than the republicans, especially in the house, let us know. that is to date about the most specific response we've heard from the gop to the matt gaetz sex trafficking investigation. republicans have by and large avoided answering any direct questions. "politico" today sums up their
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silence this way or tries to, quote, their response emphasized how few republicans are racing to defend gaetz, nor are they -- apart from representative adam kinzinger calling for him to resign. still with us are eugene robinson and matt lewis. matt, why -- who do we see about what the republican party has become? i'm going to remind you of a quote of your own writing. gaetz found trump's depraved anything goes style to be liberating, and some republicans apparently find their honesty refreshing, but don't be surprised if the end result is a gaggle of egomaniacal republicans on the house floor. if gaetz survivors, the lesson
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will be that it will be sort of your get out of jail free card. did trump personally per se make this worse, make it the point of realm in the gop? >> you're right, there's always been scandals and bad behavior. i think the difference is politicians used to feel compelled to pretend to be decent or ethical. and i think donald trump got rid of that. and if you look, there was a "vanity fair" article that matt gaetz did or interview he gave to "vanity fair" in december where standard bearers were a stick in the mud but he has, quote, an active social life, and trump being president as well as a congressman with an active social life just makes it
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easier. i think that's part of the story. it's a matter of sort of the flagrance of it, the flaunting of it, the reveling in it. in the past we've had some pretty weird scandals. you've got gaetz, you've got marjorie taylor greene. it does seem like a couple things have happened. one, people who want to be able to fly their freak flag freely liked having trump as the standard bearer, as gaetz told "vanity fair." i also think trump served as a little bit of a magnet to attract a certain type of person into what used to be a -- at least in the republican party you used to have to pretend to be a stick in the mud. that's no longer the case. >> eugene, i keep thinking of what al franken is making of all
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of this. why in your view are so many republicans silent on matt gaetz? >>. >> well, they're not going to link arms with him now because he could potentially be in serious legal jeopardy, and the charges are unsavory even for the post-trump republican party, so you're not hearing a chorus coming out in support of matt gaetz, not even president trump who issued a tepid message of kind of support for gaetz but not really. so, you know, he's pretty much left out there and everybody is going to wait and see what happens. i do agree with matt that, you know, donald trump set the bar pretty much at floor level in
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terms of behavior. and morals and everything else. and that's where we are today, and maybe someday we can raise it again. but that's certainly where the republican party is right now. >> all right, gentlemen, eugene robinson, matt lewis, thank you both very much for coming on and spending time with us tonight. coming up for us, there is still no resolution to the j&j vaccine dilemma. we'll ask one of our top doctors where the debate and the science stand tonight when we come right back. we come right back the air, so you smell them later. ew right? that's why febreze created small spaces. press firmly and watch it get to work. unlike the leading cone, small spaces continuously eliminates odors in the air and on surfaces. so they don't come back for 45 days.
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♪ ask your doct♪r about caplyta ♪ ♪ tonight the temporary pause on administering the j&j vaccine remains a pause, it remains in place of half a dozen reports of this rare blood clotting within women in a certain age group.
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after hours of deliberation today, this cdc advisory panel decided there wasn't enough data to make a recommendation on the vaccine, so for now, these j&j shots can't yet start back up again. committee members say they'll reconvene in a week or so, but the extended pause has some in their group concerned. >> we're in a situation where not making a decision is tantamount to making a decision. any extension of the pause will invariably result in the fact that the most vulnerable individuals in the united states who are prime candidates for the johnson & johnson vaccine will remain vulnerable. >> with us again tonight is dr. bhadelia, a medical director of the special pathogens unit in the boston school of medicine.
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doctor, thank you, first of all, for taking our questions. considering the number of people depending, who have come to depend on the j&j, considering its efficacy in all other areas, considering its value as a one and done, really secure liquid, secure vaccine that travels well, how is it a good thing that this pause is in place? >> brian, i think you have to look at this as saying there is really just a tough decision either way. i think having this pause, potentially extending this pause, the concern is that it's going to create vaccine hesitancy around johnson & johnson, around, as you said, an adverse effect that could be, in the end, quite rare. and it could bleed over as vaccine hesitancy to other vaccines such as the mrna vines just because there could be
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general confusion. but on the other hand, you have the cost of this, of not doing a pause, of not doing a complete evaluation, if there is a strong link and something else is discovered, you lose the long-term trust. what you saw today was a very transparent process where you've got the advisory committee members really in realtime discussing the data currently. the data they're kind of looking for is truly -- there were very few incidents, right, six. we've been talking about a one in a million incidence that a similar technology vaccine was also causing blood clots, and the extension of the pause currently is trying to gather whether different other types of clots discovered in these six women can be seen in johnson & johnson as well as seen in astrazeneca to get a true sense. i think the number is 1 in
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250,000, which that's a different number than 1 in a million, and provider have been reported if these reports come in, we'll get a better understanding on who is at high risk. when we roll out the vaccines again, it will be done with greater confidence and greater transparency and data. >> thank you for that answer and for explaining it. we've asked the doctor to hang out with us just a bit more while we fit in a break here. we'll continue our discussion when we come back when we will talk about the good news. let's not forget the good news in this vaccine effort. the goos in this vaccine effort try febreze light. it eliminates odors with no heavy perfumes in light scents you'll love. febreze light.
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the johnson & johnson in the drug trials sequence? this is upsetting for those of us who are worried about hesitancy. let's draw on the vehicle these vaccines represent. this fluid will be our salvation out of this someday, and, in fact, there was even better news on the moderna front today, am i right? >> that's right, brian. three pieces of good news. again, i want to stress that none of the mrna vaccines have seen a signal of blood clots, and they showed in their six-month follow-up, their vaccines have continued to remain efficacious. that means 90 days for severe efficacious and this comes on the heels of pfizer relief and
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similar data. six months is all we have data for. other pieces of good news, they have pre-clinical data which says their booster, which they plan to give six months after two doses of their vaccine, have great protection for those concerned about the variants. and lastly, they finished enrolling their trial of 12 to 17-year-olds. we should be seeing data on that as well which means we'll be safe to vaccinate our children. the booster that will be working for the variants might be available next fall when we might see disease activity go up, unfortunately, again during the winter months. >> we're trying to dwell on the positive around here as i know you often do. dr. nahid bhadelia, thank you for always coming on in the interest of public health. we greatly appreciate the time we get to spend with you.
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a quick update for our audience on the situation we started covering live at the top of the hour in brooklyn center, minnesota. the police have -- this is a tape from earlier tonight. the police have more or less successfully cleared the area in front of that police station, driving protesters from there into the euphemistically waiting arms of the other end of the street. it appears they have tamped down some of, if not most, of the activity there tonight. another break for us, and coming up. the former guy was fond of saying russia, russia, russia. that also nicely sums up in what we see in our media on days like this if you know what to look for. u owkn what to look for.
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last thing before we go tonight, vladimir putin must love what he sees these days from the united states. while he most certainly misses his buddy, donald trump, he must be so thrilled the influence the russians have had on our american life and media and society, all for the most minimal investment. not just the ardent committed trumpers like ron johnson or rudy giuliani who are willing to publicly repeat actual russian talking points, but the subtle, inexpensive way the russians have affected our news, our morale, our national dialogue with the most modest investment in social media and bots. it's out there every day on our phones, you just need to know it when you see it. speaking of which, this was an especially good day for putin
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thanks to two americans in particular. first is named mike gibbons. he's an ohio businessman running for senate. he just released his first campaign ad. a lot of this 3-minute spot is shots of him in a white dress shirt pointing at someone. there are other gauzy scenes supporting trump and the american way of life and family and so on where the video is from a russian production company. two other scenes in his commercial were shot in ukraine. yes, it's odd considering he is running for the united states senate, which brings us to united states senator cindy hyde-smith of the great state of mississippi. all you need to know about senator smith is she voted with donald trump 91% of her time in the senate. today she tweeted out this graphic. happy 75th birthday to the u.s. air force reserve.
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that seems nice and super patriotic, and we're guessing putin was grateful because as journalist and aviation expert tyler rogaway was quick to point out, your birthday wish celebratesit on in 34 years in service with the russian air force. indeed they are right again. it's the unmistakable profile, of the 34 russian fighter, and it's forward stabilizing, it's also pointed out today it's not even the logo here for the reserve. this is. at least the air force reserve here in the united states. she has taken down this tweet and replaced and she serves in the united states senate. that's all for our forecast this wednesday, night thanks for being here with us on behalf of all of our colleagues at the network

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