tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC June 28, 2021 9:00pm-10:00pm PDT
>> you can still hear his voice in the background there as the president relitigated his loss in arizona. as you saw, corner as you saw, peoples thoughts turn to where do we park? that is our broadcast for this monday night as we start a new week together with her thanks for being with us. on behalf of all our coworkers and the network of msnbc, a good night. , good night 115 degrees in portland oregon. 117 degrees in salem oregon. 107 degrees in seattle. the nation of canada just hit its all-time highest recorded temperature ever. the town -- town of leighton in british columbia hit 118 degrees today. that is like three hours
northeast from vancouver, and it was 118 degrees there, today. no higher temperature has ever been recorded anywhere in canada in all of recorded history. that 115 degrees today in portland oregon, that was the hottest temperature ever recorded in recorded history in portland. that said, portland's previous record was set yesterday, and before yesterday, the previous record was set the day before that. today should hopefully have been the worst of it in the pacific northwest, but it's quite bad, emergency rooms filling up with people sick and struggling from the heat. they have been opening cooling centers and towns all around the region trying to give people a place to go to get away from the heat. they have been shooting water at the draw bridges in seattle to try to stop them from getting stuck, as the metal expands beyond anything they were ever expected to deal with before. they shut down some lands on
interstate five because the heat caused concrete panels on that freeway to just crumble, turned to dust. east of billingham washington and up against the canadian border, the roads there are just buckle-ing, just falling apart and kind of melting in the heat, collapsing. tonight, a bunch of young people were arrested adverse entrances to the white house. those are after this from the sunrise movement. they have been trying to keep up maximum pressure to make the u.s. government act against climate change. hundreds of them were in the white house today. they said in advance that some of the activists would be risking arrests. we think the total number of those arrested today was 13. they blocked entrances to the white house. specifically they said they were trying to stop the climate core in the infrastructure plan that president biden was trying to pass. that civilian climate court is not currently in the infrastructure bill.
the one at least that president biden talked about on the white house driveway last week was some slightly spoke to looking republican senators. but the expectation on the left, is that that little bipartisan bill, that will maybe get some republican support, the expectation on the left -- and i think widely in the democratic party, is that whatever heard was that president biden will ultimately be able to work it was some republican senators, whether or not a rough republican senators passed that, the expectation is that will be just one part of what congress passes. the other stuff, the stuff the republicans won't vote for, what those who are debate -- they will be in a second piece of legislation that democrats will pass with their own votes alone if they need to, whether or not and republican sign on. excuse me, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont, just last hour confirming that with
our friend chris hayes here on msnbc. president biden tonight published a new op-ed conceding that the bipartisan deal he made with those republicans quote, is missing some critical initiatives on climate change that i've proposed. he then said the climate initiatives are things that i intend to process in the -- the second bill that republicans won't support that democrats will pass on their own say-so anyway. we shall say. anyone who said this is a done deal, a subtle past forward in terms of our infrastructure gets past, was selling you a little bit of a bill of goods. a lot still to get settled there. f democrats, including the -- whatever they're able to get done with some republican support is great. even if all republicans say no, they have got big other plans, including the bulk of biden's climate agenda they will try to
pass on their own. this is sort of happening in democratic politics right now. it's interesting to see, right? to have the democratic party hold the white house, hold house, hold the senate, with narrow majorities, both houses in congress, right? to see them nevertheless get pushed not only by the progressives among their number, with the congressional caucus, but also from outsiders on the progressive side of the spectrum saying we know you've got narrow margins, we know we agree with you in broad stripes, but we will hold you to it and make you be more ambitious than you otherwise want to. that's the dynamic right now have the democratic side of american -- politics. the undisputed -- trump trying to say what his newest makers say charges brought about by new york
prosecutors. he had is trump university shut down by new york law enforcement, and is charity, now it looks like his core business. on thursday, at the end of last week, trump's lawyers met with prosecutors to tuck them out of violent criminal charges against the trump party. that didn't work. today they reportedly met again, the washington post reported over the weekend that prosecutors told trump organization lawyers that this meeting today would be the last chance. if they couldn't persuade prosecutors today, they shouldn't bring charges. the charges will go forward. that meeting, in fact, happen today. it doesn't seem like anything resolved. former president trump lisa very upset -- saying that he knows his business will be indicted. he called prosecutors to the case which hunters.
no charges have been brought. he said this prosecution would be quote, devastating for new york. to be honest, i think new york will probably be fine. the president real estate company, probably not fine, if they are in fact criminally indicted, but we shall see. devastating for new york, really? after republicans in the u.s. senate blocked the creation of a bipartisan expert independent commission to investigate the attack on the u.s. capital on january 6th, to block the certification of the election results. today house speaker nancy pelosi made good on her promise to make sure there is a thorough investigation into that attack anyway. she tonight revealed legislation that would create a select committee to investigate the january 6th attack. congress of course has tons of standing committees that take foreign affairs committee, the oversight committee, the judiciary committee. all sorts of standing
committees that take on all kinds of investigations and inquiries all the time. a select committee is a rare bird. it means congress will create a new committee just for this purpose and to do this investigation. it is made up of members of congress, not outside experts. it will have a dedicated staff that will work just on this investigation. it's chair will have subpoena power to compel the production of evidence and to compel witness testimony. the republican leader in the house kevin mccarthy has refused to say whether he will even appoint any republicans to servants and committee. we know that pelosi will nevertheless press forward. the structure she is planning on will be 13 members of the congress in total. each, which she can appoint, and five more that would be appointed in consultation with kevin mccarthy, the republican leader. eight appointed by the democratic speaker, five in effect appointed by the republicans. pelosi's office, though, is raising the prospect that when she makes her eight picks to
put numbers on the committee, she might pick one republican among her apex. that would make the partisan balance on january six committee, not 8 to 5 in faux fur of the democrats, but a more balance 7 to 6. of course, the question whether republican like liz cheney, or adam kinzinger would do, it remains to be seen. they are two of the few republicans who have been steadfastly critical of the capitol attack in trump's role in it. neither of them getting a seat in that, but appointed by nancy pelosi, that would be like throwing a plugged in toaster into the standing bathwater on capitol hill. then, we shall see. it remains to be seen whether republicans will allow any of the members to be appointed. it's not like this is a fraud issue or anything, right? that we deserve some clarity and closure on as a country. it's not like this continuing
effort to promote the conspiracy theories and lies that led to the generous accepted the first place, right? you will not be surprised to learn that former president trump this weekend used his first big rally since leaving office, to talk about how he's not really the former president. he and his mind, is still the president. he told the crowd in ohio this weekend quote, the 2020 presidential election was rigged. we won that election in a landslide. this was the scam of the century this was the crime of the century. century this was the crime o he said he would never stop fighting for the true results of the election. he plays when he called the brave republican senators for the so-called audit which they have been running into that states reports. he said that report will be a big deal. the audit that they are doing in arizona, if you want to call
it that, this treacherous and acquisition in arizona, whatever is going on there, with all their secret technology and secret process seas and their official pro trump media sponsor that's allowed to broadcast death in other people aren't -- whatever is going on there, they do seem to be wrapping up whatever dates they have been doing. last week they said they would be done by thursday, as reported friday night there were still there. they are still working away at the air stone -- arizona state. there least on that spaces out, the day after tomorrow. the guy to make way for a big gun show coming in next. so, they do appear to be clearing out now. in addition to former president trump hanging this whole fantasy on being reinstated into presidency, and whatever it is the cyber ninjas could
add now inside any point now, what is emerging about that stunned in arizona, which trump world is more and more focused on with each passing day, what is emerging about it is that whatever it's announce results are going to be and however trump world will react when arizona say whatever it is the results are of this process. whatever else happens here, it does appear clear this point that many figures in trump world have figured out how to make a ton of money off of this thing. here for example is a man named patrick burn. he is a pro trump conspiracy theorist he had to leave his job as ceo of overstocked not calm after it was revealed that he had an affair with a woman the maria butina who was later convicted being a russian agent. patrick byrne wrote about election fraud and how he thinks the 2020 election was
stolen. he made a bunch of money on that book. he is now, in addition to that, make a movie about the supposed election fraud. he's making a ton of money on. that it's an all cast of characters from the arizona audit debacle. going on camera talking with the fantastic ways in which they're sure the 2020 election was rigged and stolen from donald trump. it said they're making money on it. look at how they are distributing this thing. just to watch a live stream of the premiere of this movie, he had to pay $45. you can also pay a minimum of $500, to license it and host your own screening of it. patrick byrne is also now doing a paid to discuss -- subscribe blog. he just blogs about the election being stolen. according to calculations by the washington post, he's on track to make 1 million and a half dollars just for people
subscribing to his blog post about conspiracy theories. between the book about this supposed election fraud, and the movie that cost between 45 and $500 to watch about the supposed election fraud and his paid to read block post on the election front, the dude is making enough money on these claims before the election fraud that he is now an employee of trump national security and convicted felon, mike flynn. he employs mike flynn to full-time talk about this supposed election fraud. that's his job now. what's the worst of all this for donald trump? none of that money is going to him. [laughs] we all have learned in this much time that he hates it when people make money off him that he could be making. remember he told the republican party, the republican national committee that they can even use his name for a republican fund-raising? is the former republican president --
sent a cease and desist letter trying to get the republican party to not raise any money by invoking him are showing his picture because only he is allowed to do that. but sure enough the, washington post said about his rhetoric of the election being stolen. it really is so lucrative, every grift are worth their salt is in this arizona circus or whatever the next faked audit is going to be. once the audit has become just a moneymaking thing because however much trump is hanging on, it's not actually going to get him reinstated as president -- once it's just something that's designed to roll people up enough that they're going to be parted from the money, that becomes not just the sort of side hustle hair, but the main purpose of what's going on here. as that has increasingly sort of taking over in terms of what's happening in arizona,
they're increasingly zero qualms about just going full hard-core, a conspiracy theory. even beyond the pale list of the conceivably marketed even a mainstream republican art -- audience. they've been going hard-core, for example, in the qanon conspiracy theories in recent days. in the new movie about the arizona audit, the new movie that doctor burn is making money. off there is mike flynn appearing in the movie wearing a qanon bracelet. there was a guy being in -- interview before the movie got launched and he was known as the new q. he thinks he is cue from qanon. he claims he can try to -- climb -- time travel and his future self is sending messages back to him in time so they can reveal the truth which sounds crazy, but q can do it. he also happen to be recently out of prison, which you would think his butte yourself would have formed him about so to avoid becoming imprisoned.
but, oh well. the queue works in mysterious ways. they are all just sort of unabashed about it now in terms of how far out it goes. to make this new arizona audit, the election was stolen, movie, they really did hire the guy who stood last movie was based on the claim that it was -- who did 9/11. current movie is trump will be reinstated as president because the hours are not. it apparently, his next move is going to be about the guy who says he is cute and traveled here from the future to warn himself about the election being stolen, but not to warn himself about how do floyd going to jail. [laughs] here's the thing, apparently no matter how crazy and out there this stuff is getting, and it's an interesting question as to the former presidents policy as to whether or not he believes this is well reinstate him as president or if he is just
riding this too. however where this is getting, arizona republicans really are right there for it. they are all in. the guy at the arizona state republicans hired to lead the audit, to have be head of the cyber ninjas they said to form a non partisan fair recount of the 2020 ballots, he is in the new conspiracy theory movie, made by the aliens did 9/11 guy. there he was in the movie, on saturday, night talking about how the cia has been running a disinformation effort around election fraud, or something. he was hired by the president of the arizona state senate, republican arizona state senate of karen fan. she said over and over again that she doesn't necessarily believe the election was stolen, the audit she launched is not about trump, it's not about overturning the 2020 election, it's just about restoring voter confidence -- confidence in elections.
guess what? this weekend, senator karen
fann herself, attended the big launch of that in phoenix for the new election was stolen conspiracy theory movie. she and a bunch of her felon -- fellow arizona state senators -- one of the highest election officials in the state at the event, lending her authority to this crazy qanon thing. things are getting wild in arizona. are get ting wild inwe could find out we supposed results are that they have come up with, and the day. now they appear to actually finally be stopping doing whatever it was they were doing and calling their audit. but here we are. life on earth one, where president biden is trying to pass an infrastructure bill and is getting pressure from young activist on the left to make sure its ambitions on climate, while making sure the pressure -- the planet doesn't cook the way it can --
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sounded a lot like a man named dog logan, the head of cyber ninjas. doug logan, and cyber ninjas, that's the company performing the supposedly nonpartisan objective audits in arizona. why would that guy be featured in the same conspiracy theory qanon movie about the audit made by a guy that usually makes movies about millions taking over the earth? it doesn't seem like a good look for people interested in defunding the quality of the audit, right? a reporter for the arizona mirror named jared mcdonald even, who spend doing some of the most granular reporting on what's happening in arizona. he started tracking the film, as for makers tried to change the voice to replace it with the trailer, so people wouldn't know that the guy actually running the arizona audit, participated in this conspiracy theory qanon adjacent film. it's weird. but this weekend, that reporter went to the premiere of this
new film and it was no longer a secret. they were no longer trying to disguise his voice or spots how to him, or keep him in silhouette. when they finally showed the movie this weekend, the guy running the arizona audit is proudly revealed for this crazy pants movie. a majority of republican voters across the country believe that this election was stolen from donald trump. this audit in arizona is their first -- best hope for believing. that is crazy enough to be looking into that from across the country, knowing that this is the long, we are tale of the last presidency. from close-up, covering it from close-up, covering him from arizona, it is definitely even crazier. joining us now is darren mcdonald lee roy. his coverage of the arizona audit, it's real even crazier for what's happening there. mr. mcdonald, thank you for being with. us i appreciate your time.
>> thank you for having me on. >> is this exercise in arizona over? or, it's been a little hard to. tell we thought they might be wrapping up last week it seems now maybe they are wrapping up now? >> well, honestly, it's hard to tell. it's been very much a moving target from the get-go. when it comes to this audit a lot of things are constantly changing when it comes to the procedures or when it's going to lock up later we were told that things would end at a certain time but then things got extended and we saw what happened when the issues with the least in what happened with graduation service kind of that issue that happened there. when it comes to this, audit nothing is -- everything is cut out in the air. we never really know what's going to happen as reporters here in arizona keep us on our toes of what's going to happen. as far as we know from efficient channels, we've been told that it's going to be wrapping up and it has ended
here soon and they finished the counting in they are finishing up what's called this paper examination portion of the audit. >> we have seen that it has been sort of a hallmark, or they've been sort of these repeated touch stones among those who believe in the presidents conspiracy theories around the election that the election was stolen from them in that there was some sort of fraud that nobody has been able to prove, but tt s definitely there. we have seen these films happen. we saw mike lindell do a film and then do another film and there's definitely been a whole universe of youtube devoted to this stuff. the result of this new film that was promoted in phoenix this weekend that seem to have unusual access to the audit itself. i will say, reading your coverage of it today, the thing that was more surprising to me was to learn that the state senate president, another republican lawmakers, were there. it seemed like sort of something that would be more for the die hard, true believer,
rabble, rather than for the officials that are gonna have to be defending whatever the results of this audit is, pretty soon. >> it was a little surprising to see there was some lawmakers there. at the same, time it wasn't. some lawmakers that were there represented mark been showman sonny borrell i have been very involved in what i would call this alternative media that is out there. we have a lot of that here in arizona. this alternative media that some of it has become de-platform, or has had issues because of the election fraud issues that they've spread, where the qanon issues that they've spread. finn showman borealis, they frequently appear on a lot of alt-right channels, and adult rights or alternative media channels. for example, finn schoen was on a channel that was called red pill. i believe, 76. it's a channel that ace primarily dedicated to qanon content for the most part and this brand a lot of unfounded
conspiracy theories around the arizona audit like saying there was a spy plane that was sent by biden to spy on the arizona audit. it was actually a phoenix police plane that had nothing to do with the audit. it was circling nowhere near the audit. that was a show that fringe appeared on. for people who had been following a lot of these lawmakers very closely, and it wasn't incredibly surprising to see that they did show up at this event considering that it hit on a lot of the key fraud claims that a lot of these and lawmakers had been bolstering to their supporting ranks in the past few months. >> jared, as things have gotten weirder, like those kind of allegations that you are just describing, biden sending this by plane the hunt for bamboo fighters and the paper, the more outlandish unbelievable and in some cases laughable claims that it undergirded the suppose the need for the audit in the things they're
investigating, as things are getting weirder, and weirder, has that undercut the seriousness with which republicans are treating this, or the anticipation many republican circles as to what the supposed audit is going to find. usually in rationalize times, when things get we, or do you expect to appeal to a smaller base. in this case, i can't quite tell if that's happening going on in arizona. >> i think i would say, you know, yes and no. there are some sense of conservative relief out here in arizona that see some of that as evidence of further wrongdoing of further, you know, evidence of there being wrong issues in the election. they see it as further evidence to support that there is something going on, nefarious going on in the election or something nefarious going on in the audit or the people in the orbit of the audit.
then the republicans that have been coming out and saying, no, this is not right. we are seeing a lot of misinformation disinformation that happen and republicans have spoken out very publicly and such as maricopa county reporter stephen richer or the board of supervisors which is mainly maricopa county supervisors which is mainly republican come out strongly against. and that's been a big point in the arizona senate fighting back and forth between maricopa county bauder of supervisors which is part of the republican so they have this kind of divide between certain types of republicans within the state and sound, no matter what happens they see it as some kind of evidence between more fraud or you have others that are kind of saying, enough is enough for some of the stuff. >> it does feel like at times a little bit of 80 something that tends towards mass hysteria. the idea that looting can failing evidence it is more
evidence for how right you are. i will tell you, just recovering this from the outside, i do find europe -- work and the work of your colleagues in the arizona republicans and other outlets have been incredibly volleyball. i also know you guys have been working triple time in order to keep the country informed as to what's been going on there and it has been hard to follow and it is a challenge. owner thank you and commend you and all your colleagues for doing all this hard work. the country needs, you you've been doing great work. >> i really appreciate that. thank you very much. >> john macdonald jerod macdonald-evoy. , i will say, pardon me doesn't even want to anticipate, let alone sort of talk about the fact that there is going to be some results announced about the arizona audit. they have been there, you know, basically playing with toe jam for all these weeks. there is no reason to believe there is gonna be any actual information, anything real that comes out of this audit.
however, we have to pay attention to that just as a benchmark for the country, because when they come out, and they inevitably say oh yeah, it was the, chinese in the, aliens and the people out to get mike flynn and rig the election for trump. it's going to happen in trump world because trump voters, trump supporters, and certainly people around the president themself, they want to believe that there was something wrong with the 2020 election and whatever comes out of this garbage process in arizona, will start a new chapter of trying to salvage the company -- of the country and the fact that joe biden wasn't elected. having to deal with this is infuriating. also i think, prudent. this is not getting any less nuts over time. all right we, are much more to get through, stay with us. >> through, stay with us. >> strength gel for powerful arthritis pain relief... voltaren the joy of movement
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still missing since thursday when part of a 12 story complex collapsed, no warning. 136 toting units in the building, 55 of them crumbled within seconds in the middle of the night. family members have been posting photos of their missing loved ones, hoping someone has seen them. hoping they somehow weren't in that building when it came down. today is day five since the collapse, and the search for survivors continues, desperately. but with more bad news tonight for all of the families and all of the people who are worried about those that they have not heard from, authorities announced tonight that another victim has been pulled for the rubble, that makes it 11 people who are now cola -- considered dad and are still 11 people known to have been killed, or now another 150 persons still unaccounted for. that process --
prospect, the unaccounted number may become something approaching a death toll, it's almost impossible to get your head around. rescue crews on site are going to the massive piles of rubble in terms of finding life. their work has been delayed by rain, fires onsite, by the eminent threat of further collapse of the remaining parts of the building. teams have tunneled into the site. there are dogs and sonar, and specialized cameras. sonthere are teams from mexicon israel who are skilled that finding survivors and catastrophes. the core mystery though, alongside the tragedies of course is what caused the building to collapse? it's still speculation but it's speculation that will be at the heart of ongoing investigations. the discussion right now focusing on an inspection report from three years ago from 2018 where local engineers warned about quote major structural issues around the
pool area, and abundant cracking in other parts of the building. the engineers report said failure to replace the waterproofing in the near future, will cause the extent of the concrete deterioration to expand exponentially. again, identifying bad concrete deterioration, already seeing failure to do mutual repairs would cause the concrete deterioration to spread. the report also said that the waterproofing had been laid on a flat structure, which hadn't been slow to drain. calling it a major error by the developers and builders. the engineer added this was causing major structural damage to the concrete structural slab below these areas. this was all from 2018 all in black and white. all quite explicit and urgent. the surviving residents from the collapse of the building said they hadn't heard any of. this town officials told them in 2018 meeting that the
building was quote, not in bad shape. joining us now from surfside florida is patricia rosé she's been covering the story from the very beginning. thank you so much for taking time to talk to us. i know it's an exhausting story. happy to be here to tell people story about it. >> help me understand where we are in the process. the thing that is gut-wrenching here is not only the known loss of life already but the very large number of people who remain unaccounted for, and the fact that this is day five obviously the first 75 hours golden hour period that is the best window for finding people alive. day five, it is starting to feel like a very scary situation. >> yeah, i think over the weekend especially after this sort of initial frustration from the families about not knowing exactly what was happening and they were able to
see up close they were taken as close to the side as they could get to sort of witness the search efforts themself. they saw the hundreds of people working near the pile. they saw this labyrinth of piles, machinery that is now working there. and they were able to sort of have a private moment there to grieve. i think that has led to officials starting to ease up into the idea, as horrible as it, is that it is going to be a long painstaking process and what they might find our human remains. it's going to be very difficult. the rescue workers i have spoken to, talk about just the enormity of it being very different from anything they had to work before in terms of the number of possible fatalities. they describe, really harrowing situations where they find one floor barely a couple of feet from another floor. normally nervy about ten feet between ceiling and floor. in the one storm of the
building, now we're talking about maybe two feet, one foot of spacing. it's just really terrible everything we hear coming out of the sight. >> can you tell us a little bit about how officials arrived act this, as i said, terrifying number that there's maybe 150 people who are unaccounted for now, five days into this? how confident are they in that number? obviously, it looms as a theoretical death toll when this is all over. >> they still call it a very fluid number. they have not been willing to release the names on it because they fear it is not entirely correct. they have dependent on families to come forward and report their loved ones missing in file former paperwork saying that. so the question is have they read to everybody that maybe
abroad in other countries, other language -- are they're language barriers. which have a process to rely on the families to come forward. just yesterday, they said they hadn't necessarily heard from the missing families. they wanted information. they wanted their dna to be swab so that they can make comparisons with any remains they find. it's sort of a slow process, and when they don't have complete confidence in being completely correct. i think we would all love to think that these people are on vacation somewhere, and not following the news. i don't know that that's the case. >> and in terms of the ongoing efforts, the rescue and recovery efforts, it's been interesting to see international efforts come, and teams from other countries and teams from around the united states that have specialized expertise specialized equipment, can you give us any sense of how dangerous the rescue and recovery efforts are? obviously, these are
specialized teams and they know what they are doing. but some of the piece of it, i think -- like he said, the have an enormity of a task, it's daunting. are they themselves at risk for potential for the collapse while they're on site? >> that was a particular concern early on. it still is, but early on they really had no idea what they were facing and they were going through the bottom through these tunnels because they thought that was the best chance that they would have to find what they call boyd's, which are empty spaces where they might find light. they started at the bottom, drilling through bit by bit taking up the concrete so the rescue workers themselves wouldn't be injured. rescue workers themselvewe did e rescue workers falling down the mountain 25 feet. we're also told no serious injuries. these teams travel with trauma surgeons, in large part to
protect others because it is very dangerous. they don't know if there will be a secondary collapse. when there were those conditions of fire and thunderstorms, and rain, and sort of things that could destabilize a pile, that was of extra concern. >> patricia -- miami bureau chief for the new york times covering this. absolutely gut wrenching. thank you for giving us some context and helping us understand. >> thanks for having me. >> all right, much more ahead. stick with us. k with us. strength gel for powerful arthritis pain relief... voltaren the joy of movement you need an ecolab scientific clean here. and here. which is why the scientific expertise that helps operating rooms stay clean now helps the places you go too. look for the ecolab science certified seal. the story struck a nerve last
week when we covered it, i just want to give you an update tonight the name of the last pro-democracy newspaper in hong kong is the apple daily. as china started closing an iron fist around hong kong in a particular around pro-democracy forces in hong kong, the free press there paid a very dramatic price.
last week, apple daily was forced to shut down, they raided apple dailies office unfroze their accounts. police started arresting the executives and a columnist. they were rounded up and thrown in jail. that increasingly impossible pressure, that last newspaper nonsense they were shutting down for good they published their last issue on thursday. we cover that here on the show people in hong kong woke up before dawn to stand in line at new stands to grab a copy for the last issue daily apple printed, they printed 1 million copies. they were also that across the state a day before a 9 am. the last print edition of the last pro-democracy independent newspaper in that great city. wspaper inand it is obviously an upstanding story for democracy, for freedom of the press, for authoritarianism around the
world, it's especially horrible for all the journalists who work there. without the only way to stop their colleagues from getting sent to jail with this top printing the newspaper and go into business. apparently, even that was not enough. last night, a senior journalist who used to write for apple daily before it shut down last week, was trying to board a plane to leave hong kong, trying to board a plane from hong kong to london. he was arrested in the airport. police say they arrested him for quote, conspiring to collude with foreign countries while foreign sources to endanger national security. that crime, it's new crime in china that the pro-china government has been using to crack down on issues in hong kong punishable up to life in prison. o life i prison
the pro-democracy paper he wrote for does not exist anymore. they arrested him anyway. as he was trying to leave the country. presumably just so they could. this is the headline over absolute broke this weekend when it happened quote, fear grips other hong kong media after china crashes apple daily. indeed. watch this. h this protect it with bayer aspirin. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. hey lily, i need a new wireless plan for my business, but all my employees need something different. oh, we can help with that. okay, imagine this... your mover, rob, he's on the scene and needs a plan with a mobile hotspot. we cut to downtown, your sales rep lisa has to send some files, asap! so basically i can pick the right plan for each employee... yeah i should've just led with that...
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countries. this is about 40 aircraft, 30 warships taking part in these drills, among them the uss ross which is a guided missile destroyer. the navy says these exercises will focus on things like amphibious warfare, land remover warfare and tasty marine warfare, and now the u.s. and ukraine have been doing joint military exercises somewhat like this since 1997. they have never before done anything at this scale. in a tweet today, the u.s. and ukraine said quote, seabreeze 2021 is nothing new except that the number of countries is bigger than ever and the scenarios are more complex. the ukraine says they are taking part in these deals with all these men power and machinery to gain experience in these joint activities but the subtext is clear -- the ukraine wants to join nato. ukraine having a close alliance
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