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wright brothers? more like, yeah right, brothers! get outta here! it's not crazy. it's a scramble. just crack an egg. ♪♪ ♪♪ good day. this is "andrea mitchell reports" in washington, as the massive search and rescue operation in surfside condo rubble resumes in full force is now threatened by a hurricane barreling toward the close. florida officials are closely monitoring to make sure the remaining structure is safe enough to continue looking for the 128 people that they now say are still unaccounted for. 188 people have been accounted for. as the city has been able to reach more people alive to find more survivors, but the death toll has risen to 20. including the 7-year-old
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daughter of a miami firefighter whose body was recovered last night, tragically. here in washington president biden is touting a jobs number from the june report. 850,000 jobs added beating lofty expectations with the unemployment rate still ticking up slightly at 5.9% and there are still millions of americans trying to get back to work after the financial pain from the pandemic. >> yes, we have more work to do to get america vaccinated and everyone back to work. we are aiming for full employment and that means keeping our pace of job growth including for black, hispanic and asian workers, but this progress is testament to our commitment to grow this economy from the bottom up and the middle out. and in afghanistan, the last u.s. and nato troops are leaving bagram air base after two decades of war as the taliban's stranglehold tightens by the
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day. richard engel will join us live from kabul. let's check in with allison barber. per people had not been in that building when it collapsed so that's good news, but the new information is also the tragic loss of that 7-year-old whose father is a firefighter. >> yes, it is a reminder of how close-knit this community is. i've been speaking with a member of the miami urban search and rescue team and was asking her just about the experiences of these firefighters, these rescuers. these are elite teams. they have been to tragedies and catastrophes all around the world, but for those from south florida, this is their home, too and this is a reminder of that. when i spoke to that one firefighter, she was talking about for the firefighters many of them were breaking down as they were searching for people
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who were trying to recover loved ones so that they could give these families who were waiting for answers some sort of closure. when families visited the piles of rubble that they could hear them crying and calling out to their family members and now there is news that one of their own, firefighters, it is like a big family even if they don't know each other directly, but one of their own, their daughter was in this and lost her life and was just 7 years old. 20 people have lost their lives in this collapse. as you said, there are still 128 unaccounted for and it could be confuse why that number changed dramatically because yesterday we said there were 145 officials unaccounted for. those numbers were fluid in part because they weren't entirely sure with people who lived arc broad that some people have not been able to get in touch with them because they were international and they said there was the possibility that because they have a large jewish
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community that some of the names they'd been given a hebrew name and a different name that they used as well and there could be some doubling up in that regard and it was taking a bit of time. so that is a positive sign that that number has dropped, but it is still such a big number to wrap your head around. 128 people among them. if i can tell you about some of the people we do know is nicole. her friends called her nicky and her family did, as well and they had just gotten married in january of this year. they were planning, andrea, to have a big ceremony with friends and family after the pandemic. but now instead of doing that, her family is desperately praying for a miracle. people keep asking me if people here have hope and they do and it's because they have no choice. the other option is to sit and wait and assume the worst and with so many people still missing, the community members are relying on each other and
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they're still desperately praying for a miracle even if it's just one person, but this is the ninth day of search and rescue efforts. 20 dead, 128 still missing. andrea? >> it is such an international community. people from all over the world living there and extraordinarily, about a third of the residents were jewish. many orthodox jews lived in that community because of the proximity of the nearby synagogues so there are people of all kinds of religious and ethnic backgrounds. i also want to note some of the investigative reporting about the condo collapse including this excerpt of "the washington post" piece of the in fighting of the condo board after they'd gotten the initial report that work had to be done. debate over the scope and cost of the work along with turnover on the voluntary board dragged out operations for three years
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despite increasingly dire warnings from the board, many condo owners balked at paying for expensive improvements which ballooned in price to over 15 million over the past three years as the building continued to deteriorate. since that 2018 report that we've all been reading about, people objected to paying the additional charges understandably and there were resignations from the board and people divided all over the building over this. so this is the backdrop and the context for this tragedy. allison? >> there are still so many unanswered questions, but it's accountability is what a lot of people in this community are hoping to see and see soon, andrea. >> and some lawsuits already being filed. thank you so much for all you're doing on a very tough story. president biden's message of hope is resonating across surfside -- the city of surfside. the president and the first lady spent much of yesterday there on
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the ground meeting privately with rescue workers and family members of the missing. the white house said that the president stayed until when everyone wanted to speak to him and the president getting, mobile and wiping back tears as he shared the pain of his own family's loss meeting there with the rescuers and in private with the families. >> it's bad enough to lose somebody, but the hard part, the really hard part is to not know whether they're surviving or not, just not having an idea. when the accident took my wife and my family the hardest part was were my boys going to get out? were they going to make it? the not knowing. not knowing. >> before leaving south florida, the president and first lady paid respects at a growing memorial just one block from the rubble. as the first family, the couple held hands, the president devout
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catholic made the sign of the cross and he appeared to say a quiet prayer, a light rain was falling. all of this before he returned home, and by the way, was there also a bipartisan moment, a moment where he was working with the republican governor ron desantis who could eventually become a political opponent in 2024 and it was an important signal of the republican leader of the state, republican senators and the president of the united states working together. mission accomplished. after 20 years, u.s. troops close up shop and the largest base in afghanistan as the taliban advances, it could take control. and the fate of translators and u.s. embassy all in jeopardy. we'll have richard engel coming up. you are watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc.
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in a ramp-up of the u.s. withdrawal, american troops out of bagram air base. the airfield is the largest u.s. base in afghanistan and it has now been handed over to the afghan government. a small contingent of u.s. troops are still left in the country's capital of kabul. president biden addressing the withdrawal saying it is now up to the afghan government to keep their country safe. >> look, we were in that war for 20 years. 20 years. i am concerned that the deal with the internal issues that they have to be able to generate the kind of support they need nationwide to maintain the government. the afghans will have to be able to do it themselves with the air force they have. >> the taliban is continuing their advance. they're warning of a potential civil war in afghanistan after the u.s. leaves. >> overseeing the rapid loss of district centers all over the afghan security forces and i've
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gained some of those back in certain parts of the country. >> joining me now nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel in kabul, afghanistan. richard, you know this better than anyone. first of all, the president says that they'll have to have their air force do the job, we know that without u.s. contractors replacements, spare parts, repairs and a lot of that is at stake and that's for the air force. what about the ground forces and the taliban advancing as we speak? >> so the -- some of the units of the afghan security forces are starting to collapse, and you mentioned a clip from general millner which he talked about the rapid loss of district centers. what has happened is a lot of these district centers which are effectively government centers are simply being handed over to the taliban, the afghan police or tribal forces or in some
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cases regular afghan army are walking away. the taliban will arrive and they will have a negotiated surrender, surrendering their weapons and surrendering their bases and the afghan, and the taliban will, in some cases give them money, bus fare home in kind of an act of humiliation say thanks for your weapon. here's a few dollars, actually around $100 per person now go home and don't come back. that has happened about 50 times in the last two months. so there is a real serious concern that the afghan security forces without american support are in a state of collapse, and that's the ground forces let alone their air force or their use of sophisticated weapons. some of this is a lack of confidence, some of this is because the afghan security forces feel a little demoralized. they feel like they are being abandoned and they are worried what could happen to them in the future, but the signs we are
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seeing right now are not encouraging that the afghan security forces will be able to hold on and keep this country at least as stable as it has been as u.s. forces complete their withdrawal which is now advancing quite quickly. >> and one of the issues that you've been highlighting is 18,000, an estimated 18,000 translators, drivers and other afghan personnel whose lives are in danger. they're under death threats, they and their families as many as 70,000 people that the u.s. has promised that they can safely evacuate. now we understand from state department yesterday that only 9,000 of those 18,000 have completed the initial steps for visas and that these visas have not properly been processed and some of them have been waiting for years. i pressed the state department spokesman that we have an enduring commitment to maintaining a diplomatic presence there. let's watch. this is ned price.
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>> it is absolutely not the case that we intend to abandon afghanistan, that we intend to relent in our support for the government of afghanistan, that we intend to diminish our support and our partnership for the people of afghanistan. >> that's predicated on our ability to maintain a diplomatic presence. >> which we intend to do. >> which depends on the airport and a lot of other things. >> and the security at the airport, security at our embassy. >> so we're keeping troops there obviously at the embassy and at the airport, apparently, some smaller number. >> reporter: and a lot of the details are not clear. how the airport is going to be secured. there's talk about an involvement with turkey. will that be the last stronghold for american forces so that they can keep the door open should
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they need to come back in or move personnel in covertly or overtly, but a lot of what is happening here is not happening publicly, and i think that is also one of the factors that is sending -- that is creating such concern among the afghan government and among the afghan security forces because they really don't know exactly what is going on. the white house, president biden today made it very clear he does not want to talk about afghanistan. he would rather be talking about fourth of july. he said he would rather be talking about happy things than talking about fourth of july. he didn't want to talk about afghanistan and this withdrawal is happening with a great deal of secrecy. bagram closed today, but it didn't close with a big ceremony, vips were not invited to watch it happen. these bases are shutting down one at a time, more or less behind closed doors and it's leaving a lot of afghans very, very concerned about their future including the afghan
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security forces. >> and especially the women. the women and girls who were able to be educated for the last 20 years under american leadership and as you pointed out this morning on the "toda" show don't want to return to the middle ages. >> no, this is 20 years and you have to think of this as this has not just been 20 years, but a generation. the average age in afghanistan the median age is 19 1/2. so most people in this country have been born under the american presence here. that includes women. that includes girls. all these young people who have a different kind of expectation and they don't want to go back to living under medieval taliban rule by any stretch of the imagination, but they feel powerless right now as this militia group which has been fighting against the united states for 20 years and has gotten better at fighting by sharpening its knife against american armor for so long as it
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is making these rapid advances. so a lot of people are very nervous and i would put women and girls, but also young men who had different hopes for the future at the top of that list. >> richard engel, your extraordinary reporting for many, many years there. thank you very much. and he'll be on nightly news with more on this. hurricane elsa moving toward south florida, more grief for the people in surfside. moments ago, florida governor ron desantis saying officials are preparing for a potential state of emergency as the coastal area near surfside could be hit with tropical force winds sunday evening. bill karins has an update on that. bill? >> andrea, this isn't what anyone wanted to worry about as we head into the holiday weekend, but this is our reality and this is our fifth-named storm already and here we are in the beginning of july and we are one month into the six-month hurricane season.
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this storm was upgraded to a hurricane this morning and the wind went through barbados at 86 miles per hour and that was enough to knock it up. we have a category 1 hurricane and it is moving very quickly at 29 miles per hour. this one is absolutely flying right now. i'm happy to say for our friends in the virgin islands and puerto rico, this will pass south later on tonight or tomorrow, it looks like it will miss the dominican republic and coming close in the southern tip of haiti as we go through saturday night and cuba by the time we get to sunday. cuba has big mountains and typically when a hurricane hits cuba it will be lowered by one or two categories. it will likely come up only as a tropical storm and right now that's the forecast by the hurricane center, some time late monday into tuesday near key west and almost traveling up along the florida peninsula. we are still four to five days out and that forecast can obviously change a little bit. we still have a lot of rain to
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travel with on the travel day on the southeast coastal areas and typical showers and storms and that includes miami in surfside and you expect that this time of year, andrea, we don't have the extreme heat and all eyes will be on hurricane elsa. >> all eyes will be on you, bill karins, as you give us updates. >> in surfside, the miami-dade fire chief gave details of the heartbreaking revelation that the body of one of his firefighters' daughter was found in the rubble. >> obviously, the firefighters are emotional. i'm not going to disclose anything out of respect for the family, but it takes a toll. it takes a toll. you know, and in regards to keep going, it's how we evaluate what we look for, you know? certain aspects. so, you know, we know we still have several individuals missing and that's kind of our primary
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focus. >> we'll have a lot more latest from surfside throughout the day right here on msnbc and a criminal scheme. unpaid taxes, apartments, cars and school tuition, the charges against the trump organization and the chief financial officer revealed and of course, denied by former president and his family. could more indictments be in the works? you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. who are all younger than you. i had to get help somewhere along the line to stay competitive. i discovered prevagen. i started taking it and after a period of time, my memory improved. it was a game-changer for me. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. ♪
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former president trump referred to in the indictment as the former ceo is lashing out after his company and chief financial officer were indicted in a massive tax fraud scheme. the manhattan d.a. and new york attorney general alleging a sweeping and audacious, their words, 15-year scheme to defraud the federal government, state and the city. longtime chief financial officer allen weisselberg is accused of avoiding taxes on more than $1.7 million in perks. the indictment claims this was part of a wider scheme naming one unindicted co-conspirator. the former president himself was not charged. the prosecutor said he signed some of those payments. weisselberg and attorneys for the trump organization pleaded not guilty. weisselberg relinquished his passport and released without bail. in a statement mr. trump called the charges a political witch hunt by the radical left saying new york is taking over the
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assignment, but one manhattan prosecutor in the court pushed back telling the judge, it's not about politics. this investigation is ongoing and has been thorough, careful and proper. joining me now former u.s. attorney joyce vance and new york times investigative reporter suzanne craig, the team from "the new york times" won a pulitzer for their reporting on trump's finances after getting insights into some of their taxes exclusively. joyce, let me go to you first on the legal aspects of this. weisselberg is facing 15 counts including second-degree grand larceny. is this just the tip of the iceberg? is this the beginning and certainly indicated from everything said in court and the indictment that this is just a continuing investigation and that others may well be charged. >> i think that's the big question that we're all struggling with. is this the tip of the iceberg or is this the endgame? something that's clear is that
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prosecutors don't, right now have sufficient evidence to charge anyone higher up the food chain at trump org than allen weisselberg because if they did they would have charged them all together. that's a common strategy. you want to have everybody on that table across from you pointing the finger at each other in a case like that, that's a strategy that prosecutors often use in corporate prosecutions. so the question becomes will charging weisselberg shake something loose? will he ultimately cooperate? that's one of the questions we'll be focusing on over the coming months or is there other evidence out there? is, for instance, this unidentified co-conspirator someone who might give evidence and are there other people who realize they were involved in some of this conduct and maybe it's some personal risk who will decide that they want to become the first cooperator and try to cut a good deal with the government. the tip of the iceberg or not, this will be very interesting to
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watch. >> interesting indeed. suzanne, this indictment cites other executives who benefited from this alleged scheme and we can't speculate on who, but you found that in your reporting that $26 million in consulting fees was paid out to executives and employees which is an unusual payment to have a consultant fee to someone who is getting a lot of money. in one case as you reported because of the financial filings and her employment at the white house that ivanka trump was one of the employees that also got consulting fees. tell us about that. >> i think i'll break it down because when they referenced in the indictments other employees benefited and it's a more direct, the type of pages that allen weisselberg got in the form of bonuses from trump companies, where employment tax wasn't necessarily paid on it. there's that and there's a number of employees at the trump
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organization, senior employees who got those and i'm sure they got a list and they're looking at those people and potentially using that information as leverage. separately, in our reporting, investigators are also looking at this issue since we surfaced it. there was $26 million that were called consulting fees and they were from trump companies that were doing branding projects overseas. when we saw it it was a pretty big red flag. they're, like, who did these get paid out to. was there money paid to someone to do something and maybe they shouldn't have been and we didn't find that and what we found was the consultant fees went to ttt of which ivanka trump is a member of and it was paid out to her, and you can see it was paid out to her because we have financial disclosures and the numbers matched exactly and there's still a pool of $25 million and we don't know where it went. why is it significant? ivanka trump may have gotten consultant fees and she is a highly paid officer of the trump
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organization. she was making half a million dollars a year when these payments went out, and it's a related party, like, why are you paying and the irs doesn't look kindly on this when you have an officer and then a related party who is getting compensation and bonuses and could potentially be illegal and it's something that they would be looking at. for donald trump it reduces his taxable income he's paying out these bonuses, potentially going in some cases we know to his children and that could also be avoiding the gift tax. so there's a lot going on there, and they're looking at that one issue. >> and is this also a tax break for the corporation in that they -- >> well, it would -- it's reducing donald trump's taxable income and so there's just less tax being paid that the irs would be wanting. >> joyce, the pushback, of course, from don junior and others is this is penny
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antibecause they couldn't get us on something bigger and the pushback also countering that, rebutting it from one of the prosecutors were the corporations that wanted to cooperate make amends and don't take us twice to the supreme court to fight any cooperation and stop anyone from voluntarily testifying and they haven't been brought before the grand jury. >> this pushback is a strategy that we've seen before from the former president and people in his orbit. you'll remember that during the mueller investigation when he was being investigated for obstruction of justice, his lawyers and those around him began to minimize obstruction as just the process crime even though we know it's significant and goes to the heart of the justice system. so now we see them minimizing. it's just fringe benefits, what every other company does, a scheme that was persistent over 15 years and that saved them hundreds of thousands of
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dollars. it's significant. >> joyce vance and suzanne kraig. we'll have to leave it there, but suzanne, thank you for all your reporting on this. you were first to see the taxes themselves. thank you so much. >> and three weeks until the olympic games and team usa sh' cari richardson, she dominated during the olympic trials that month only to see that success erased after a positive drug test. she is now disqualified from her signature event in tokyo. she still has a shot for the 100-meter relay. this morning the track star said she knew the rules and turned to pot after the death of her biological mother. >> i know i don't just represent myself and i represent a community and to you all, i
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of any presidency in modern history thanks to the incredible work of the entire team. this is historic progress. pulling our economy out of the worst crisis in a hundred years. >> today the president out selling the good news in the june jobs report and 50,000 jobs were added during the recovery and the white house knows there's still a major economic struggle for millions of americans have not been able to find their way back to the workforce. kelly o'donnell, jen palmery, former white house communications director in the obama administration and michael steele. kelly, first to you. the president's biggest tasks when he took office was combatting the pandemic and getting millions of americans to get back to work. he's missed the target on vaccinations and he's done an extraordinary job, they all have and getting people back to work, that's on track. what are you hearing? >> well, the president emphasized the good in good
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morning when he came out to address reporters today and the country about these jobs numbers, emphasizing the right track, as he sees it, and he blames or rather gives credit to, as presidents get to do, they get to take credit when the jobs numbers are good for both the policies on the economic side as well as their strategy in dealing with covid, andrea, because he is saying that the outreach for vaccinations has made it possible for more people to get back to work and he talked about how that is still an ongoing mission. he described this as being very positive with more work to come, of course, but he cited this as being a robust start with an opportunity, therefore, to push for some of his other economic ideas that have yet to get through congress, but he believes that some of the rescue effort that was passed, that was early in his administration is fueling some of this return to work. the president was in a good mood about the jobs picture and when reporters asked about some other topics including afghanistan, he
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said he didn't want to talk about, quote, negative things. he wanted to focus on the positives especially going into this holiday weekend. presidents don't get to choose the questions that come their way especially when he's commander in chief, but on jobs, the president has a good story to tell right now and he was trying to promote it today. andrea? >> and does that though, jen, let me ask you and michael also if they talk up the economy, is certainly improving and we are seeing the imf gave america a great report card on that, and how that is going to affect the world economy. is that going to give you the ability to argue for the spending? >> no white house wishes for bad job numbers ever. and even if you want to make sure congress felt the pressure to act and this is a good day for the biden white house. in terms of the dynamic you
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described helped the biden white house and one this sort of proves his theory is working, right? so i think that that helps the credibility of the american people and it helps with the credibility on the hill, but as you note in the opening there are significant problems in getting people back to work in terms of people feeling like they are able to get back to work because of child care, training and still vaccinations, if your child is not vaccinated that's still a problem in terms of you getting back into the workforce. something has to happen and that the biden administration has to argue in passing the human infrastructure bill which would get at some of these problems. >> michael, what is your prognosis in terms of the infrastructure bill as they head into the august recess not too long ago and they don't have a whole lot of time left to get it
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started and they have almost like a seesaw of how to handle the moderate democrats on one hand, house and senate and the progressives on the other and then you've got all those republicans. >> yeah, you know, i think to both kelly and jen's point, the biden administration is in a certainly a lot of republicans want to acknowledge. so i think what the president through his language, how he talks about this recovery, how he talks about even the ongoing efforts and falling short on covid-19 hitting that 70% of adult americans having at least one shot. okay. he's out front on it. so he sets the narrative before the narrative gets to overtake his issue or where he wants to go. that will help him. so i think, to your question, he's going to get a piece of what he wants, whether it's the
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infrastructure or the roads and bridges or the human infrastructure, health care and day care and things like that. he's going to get some of each of those, i think, because the narrative is working. the american people are behind him and the numbers are beginning to back that up. so if you get another 850, 900,000 jobs next month in the month -- for the month of july. you get more covid relief in terms of vaccinations. you have states that are getting to see the economics working for them, biden is in a good position to go into the fall when the congress comes back from their dizzy summer of fun while he's working to actually make the case for pieces of both of those big infrastructure projects. >> kelly o'donnell, jen palmery and michael steele, a happy july fourth to all of you and thanks
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upholding arizona's new law restricting some voting rights with a 1965 voting rights act making it harder to challenge those restrictions. in joining me now to talk about the future of voting rights and the democratic election process, the former white house council and the senior advisor to votings in the biden 2020 presidential campaign. it is good to see you.
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nearly 20 states have enacted new laws. some legislatures were still in session. so what does the message say. the president was trying to say the important part is the nullification aspects, do you view it that way? >> the president was dividing up two sources of concern. but then there is also a concern that in late 2020 and january 6ed and beyond, they are they are trying to conduct their duties.
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they are recognizing that that both of them are part of the process. >> what do you expect to be done in congress. we saw the defeat of hr 1. what about hr 4, the john lewis bill? >> it is very important. it is the subject of the court decision, and senator manchin about the possibility of building a bipartisan consensus around the john lewis voting rights act coupled with other measures. so we'll have to see how that develops, that conversation is ongoing. >> in 2013 the shelby decision in the supreme court really eliminated preclearance in all of those states and that is an enormous defeat for the voting
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rights act. what happens so far is that the 1965 law is really detonated unless congress acts? >> yesterday the court took an action to section 2 of the voting rights act. and that is meant to protect discriminatory treatment through the enactment of voting rules. prohibiting communities of color, communities of ethnic voters, voters of color, from participating in the political process on the same basis of other voters and the opportunity to elect the candidates of their choice. the court decided to interpret that law for all of the restrictions that could weaken this. and that is really unfortunate. it didn't invalidate the provision, but the court did a performance here that is regrettable in narrowing the
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effectiveness of this particular tool. i should mention that not only will there be battles of the courts on section two but there are other theories under the combatants of this kind. so the battle of the courts, the role the courts has to play continues to be very important. >> now you're one of the two co-chairs of that commission starting with whether or not the supreme court should be expanded. something that justice bryers were against. do you think it will fuel these? what what is the mood on that and whether or not that should be considered. >> they were charged with a whole range of proposals. a whole host of questions about the internal operations of the
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court. and the court is charged with analyzing those proposals. we had a very strong public meeting the other day that experts did what president biden want experts to do from a lot of diverse perspectives. and the president and the public with an understanding of this issue. a deeper understanding of the foreign issues. >> what is your deadline on that if you have one? >> six months, within the date of the first public meeting, that took place on may 19th. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, certainly. >> all right, bob boward. thank you. >> thank you. >> remember to follow us online on facebook and twitter. for everyone have a great safe july 4th and a happy holiday. chuck todd is up next with "mtp daily" on msnbc.
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