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so? ♪♪ right? go with us and find millions of flexible options, all in our app. expedia. it matters who you travel with. good evening. we have a lot of news to get to heading into the holiday weekend. there is new reaction to the trump indictments and a new poll showing where people are headed on police reform and tonight, special guests with unique insights on this biden pentagon report that raises new questions about ufo's and what if anything to do about these new reports. we begin with president biden touting what he calls the american comeback there the recession. the economy beating expectations. have you heard? 850,000 new jobs this month and
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the new numbers on unemployment, down to 5.9%. >> the last time economy grew at this rate was in 1984. and ronald reagan was telling us, it's morning in america. well, it's getting close to afternoon here. the sun is coming out. instead of workers competing for each other for jobs that are scarce, employers are competing with each other to attract workers. >> the president also took questions on the infrastructure path and his push for health care and climate change reform. >> do you think congress will enact your plans? are you confident that you'll get it done? come on. >> come on, guys. have you ever been confident about anything with guarantee? who wants to put money on anything that congress will do? look, folks, this is a process. >> if you watch these news conferences or some of the clips we show, reporters have figured
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out that joe biden in his social agreeable way has trouble following the advice the staff give to walk away from the classroom. so you can pull him back in and you can see him keeping it real about these challenges in washington. he sounds like someone who knows what mitch mcconnell is all about. in fact, it was earlier this week that mcconnell claimed enacting a biden agenda would be playing russian roulette with the economy. let's get right to it. i'm joined by eugene washington, the nation's joan walsh and juanita tolliver. joan, i'll go to you first. we've had the discussion before the president saying we're getting close to noon. he will tout the economic figures which are partly due to a more capable management on covid and partly due to good luck in terms of timing. and then he's saying, hey, he's ready to act as long as they don't spike the agenda in washington. >> you know, i won't even say
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that it is good luck. the luck comes from the fact that he got the american relief plan passed. he got into arms, as we say. kind of a cliche that i don't love. but now i say it so whatever. it is not luck. he's delivering. and he's asking for more. and the question is, when he asks for more, are even democrats going to say, well, we're in recovery so we're good. we don't need this. or are they going on realize, looking back at the history of 2009, 2010, we hit -- we put some money into the economy. it helped. it didn't do enough. then we stalled. so i am, i was very impressed by what he said today and i haven't always been his biggest fan. i think that he will have to keep making the pitch for more
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money and why more money into this economy. >> gene? >> i agree with joan. i saw some figures today, actually. just about the impact, not just of the pandemic which was a shot to the economy. but the great recession. it essentially robbed the economy of so much momentum. so much capital. so much wealth. that we haven't nearly caught up and we're not going to catch up at this rate. so we need this massive infusion of stimulus to get the u.s. economy and by extension, the world economy, back on the track that it was on from the 1960s to
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basically, 2008, 2009. and so i think he needs to keep pushing and i think he needs to try to get that across. this is just, this is arithmetic. and it says we need a lot more. >> yeah. and juanita, i want to broaden out with you and look at, it is a pretty big contrast, the kind of week that president biden had and the kind of week president trump had. he is almost quietly just pursuing governing. he doesn't pop into everyone's consciousness. you don't get a lot of phone alerts about, he gave four meetings, signed this thing, met with the economic advisers. it is just all ordinary. meanwhile, the sort of hangover from the last president is, his whole company got indicted.
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his highest executive got indicted. his kids are out there saying it is a banana republic. for those who were living through last four years at times, not knowing how the story would end, it is not automatic that this is how you would be heading into july 4th. >> to have the drama of trump book ended by no drama obama and what i like to call boring biden is a lucksy good at this point. to hear him go out there and tout the job numbers and tie it back to the long term need for investment is good. i agree with what they said. we have a long way to go. when you get to the demographic breakingdown. black unemployed, 9.2%. hispanic rate is 7.8% with 7.9% of hispanic women unemployed. people of color are dig out of this bottomless pit called the american economy. they need a lot more investment
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and support. when biden hits the road again, i expect him to be not only lifting up his bill but the human investments needed to make sure that everyone in this country has access to opportunity, and that he is truly delivering on his political promise of building back better. >> joan? >> i totally agree. we've had a hard time in our country really grappling with the racial inequities of unemployment and homeownership and wealth. but we've lived through a couple of really scary recessions. not quite depressions in the last 12 years or so and they have really brought up those racial inequities. i think what joe biden actually sees and gets after many years where maybe he didn't entirely
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get it. i don't want to judge. he wasn't always that progressive. i think he gets that in order to really recover from this, whatever it is, whatever it's been, we need to make everyone whole and we need to do a lot more struggling families which are mainly black and latino and to some extent asian families, and white working class families. and he really seems to get that, ari, in a way that i didn't think he did get it during the democratic primary. i had no idea that he would be this progressive and with it in terms of our economy needs to transform in order to bring people along. and it can't just be like this
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little, you know, well, we'll just do this thing to get over this hump. then we'll go back to normal because normal is good. he doesn't think normal is good. >> you're nodding to use a word that once meant something and then got hijacked by critics, that's my introduction to what i'm about to say. joe biden doesn't talk. yeah. it's a big one. that's not his vernacular, not his political discourse. it is just not the way that he does it. jet to joan's point. we look at this economic rebound. the actual first spending of the stimulus bill was very woke and it has the largest federal money
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toward reduction and child poverty in america in over a generation. that's not nothing. even if wasn't sold with a political cry that you might hear from a rev rent barber or someone and what that means for the children is that the systemic capitalistic racism they're being raised by. that's not how he sold it. we're going to get to one thing to policing. i want to let you weigh in on that first. >> yeah. it's not only woke. it is just essential. it meets the moment. what biden is able to do, be responsive to what people need in a way we didn't see under trump. in a way we see every single day. so that's why it is notable and note worthy. i agree. it is not in his lane. nor is it dinlt he tries to assume. i think biden is merely being responsive to what they need. >> great. so the whole panel stays in our
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lead-off as i fill in for joy. we want to turn to another big issue. joy reid and a lot of others have covered. 59% of americans now more worried about, quote, violent crime. that's an increase over the past four years. they're also, interestingly, do embrace some ideas that have come out of this movement. the blm protest after the murder, now the convicted murder of george floyd. for example, we hear a lot about polarization and divisions in washington. 65% support the basic frame work of using more social workers to nonviolently diffuse situations. that's a big issue when we have police being first response. 75% say increase more funding for economic opportunities. that would be helpful. this is a shift i want to emphasize from the larger bipartisan crash in the '90s when you had the clinton crime bill, three stakes laws.
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in congress, it might be in the teeth of collapse. with so much consensus about at least some aspects of reform, why would congress stop short of doing anything? then there is the other way. i just showed you polling. we can see it on the ground and in anecdotes. take this story out of oakland, california. activists were keeping their rights. the sheriff's deputy was clashing with them and wanted to prevent or you could say, censor the video they are trying to make, their right under the first amendment, the right to ever be widely shared. he tried to may a song from taylor swift thinking by doing that, because music is licensed. you can't just distribute people's songs on the internet. that it would be taken down from youtube over copy right. first, it is quite an elaborate way to try stop people's rights to record.
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it also back lashed. this video is going viral. take a look. >> what's the difference -- what's the difference -- >> are you playing music to drown out the conversation? >> he doesn't want you recording. >> you can do it all want. make sure it can't be posted on youtube. >> this guy. >> gene, we can look at the broad date. we can look at the individual example. it is ridiculous. it presents a police officer who thinks he should control what we the governed say and do and share online. >> that gentleman in the video said it all. he said, oh, this guy.
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i don't know what kind of education and training they're giving to police officers. it's going to be hard to get us to be serious about this. you asked a question, how can congress not do anything when there is smuch consensus? and the answer is never underestimate the ability of congress to do nothing despite consensus. there's consense us on a lot of things and congress does absolutely nothing. this is not unusual. i really hope they get a police reform bill across the finish line. i think actually, some will. on the part of humor and even on the part of mcconnell, maybe, to do something. it is just not clear it will
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happen. not clear it will happen. >> yeah. i have about a minute left. i'll go to joan and then juanita. >> i have no idea what will happen. i do think that tim scott is trying, is sincere about this. i don't know if he can bring people along. and anyone who is surprised the police are playing a terrible role should not be in these negotiations. because police scenes are generally terrible. i hate to say that. many police officers -- yeah. >> i think looking at that poll, i do appreciate the consensus around giving police more money, alternatives to investing in social workers and communities themselves. but i have to take it worth a grain of salt when they say that
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there is been this spike in concern about policing. we know there hasn't been a hike in crime. so this concern about crime seems unfounded, especially when research from pew emphasizes people believe there is a rise in crime but there absolutely is not. it's been on the decline for decades now. >> yeah. there is been a macro pullback in crime and then in the last year or two, there has been a rise in some so i take your point. not where we were ten years ago. depending on where you are, we're hearing the stories. >> i think that's right. the need to zoom out and center ourselves for these national conversations is important, the. >> yeah, appreciate all that. >> and look. we have an important issue that americans claim to want to
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the entire trump organization indicted and we're tracking the fallout. there is still an ongoing and criminal probe which means other people could potentially be charged. trump jr., the executive vice president, is now speaking out. he posted a 13-minute video on facebook, trying defend the company. he may have made matters worse. >> my father after almost 50 years of employment, paid for his grandkids' private school in new york city. my dad did that in new york city because he's good guile of he takes care of his employees. >> my dad did that admitting that trump paid weisselberg's school. the issue is whether the benefits scheme was a tax crime, defrauding the government and
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thus you, the taxpayers of basically $1.7 million. that has trump's signature on the checks. the question isn't whether he did it for an allegedly nice reason or not. it is whether he did it and if it is a crime. 16 counts including tax fraud, larceny, conspiracy and obstruction charges with heat on weisselberg to talk on prosecutors. in theory, he could face up to a decade or more in prison. the real term might be less than that if convicted. he could also beat the case. everyone is wondering if there is way this individual will talk. not accused of wrongdoing but ensnared in a criminal probe and all the pressure that comes with that. the former 2016 trump pain adviser sam, thanks for joining me. >> i mentioned the heat because it is not specific to you and not super relevant or an insult.
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it is that as viewers have come to see, people who work for trump often end up at least getting a knock on the door to provide testimony or documents. he's one of the most litigated individuals in life and he's had a lot of problems with people getting invited. with that context in mind, i want your honest assessment. notwithstanding, whether you've had any beef with people or what viewers may or may not hope happens. based on your knowledge, what is the likelihood that weisselberg would ever, under pressure, cooperate? >> well, i would say less than 10%. i think everyone should understand something. when you have michael cohen on, michael left trump organization after donald went to the white house. if you have other people who have testified against donald and cooperated, people even at trumporing. they're not like allen. he was there at the inception of trump organization.
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allen worked for donald's father. and then at night, he used to work for donald. then eventually when the trump org expanded into manhattan, allen was there. i would say he was the second most powerful person in trump org. that means he's more powerful thanivanka when she worked there. he had his hands on the purse strings. he had his hands on the money. for donald to trust someone with the money, that will be a most powerful person in the organization. and let's think about what happens. if cy vance thought something like that, that he didn't declare the income, you can look at it. we don't have to get into the tax debate. if you thought allen would testify against donald and give out all the secrets, he's crazy. what would be left for allen
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afterwards? allen, i know we're talking about ten years. i don't believe he would get ten years for that. at least talking to my attorney, patrick bradley. and it is not as if donald would stop paying him or wouldn't take him back after what happens here. so the idea that we're looking at something like this. i said from the very beginning, roger we're never testify against donald. it would be very much easier, roger stone, he didn't do it. manafort. who knew exactly what his plan was when he was cooperating with mueller? i don't think he was. this is not the same as michael cohen. i'm not saying whether he was right or wrong, i'll saying people have to understand. this was the person at the founding. it not as if he's waiting afterwards, after he testifies. what is allen going to do at 76 years old? 75? >> you're saying there is a lot of sourcing, the theory of the
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case is there is enough stuff that might hit trump that they would need an insider, so often the case with insiders like this. and that's why they're putting on the heat. if they got farther, it would be based on weisselberg. you're saying if that's the theory of the case, 90% chance it is a dead end often 10% chance it works because you think weisselberg is ride or die and will do a bit. >> yes, yes. even with the exposure his kids could have. there's a story around the office. when donald was about to do his taxes, this was the actual board room on the 26th floor. allen's office was right there. he would be sitting there with the couple trol troller. jeff would leave the room and allen -- he's the only one who could really tell but the financials of that corporation besides donald and besides one
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or two attorneys there that are very high paid. >> with attorney-client privilege. >> yes. and he's the highest paid person at trump organization. he gets paid even more than some of the kids. i would be very surprised and therefore, i think that if vance and the crack pot team thought this would do it, it's not there. they may get a pound of flesh and allen may be found guilty. but if people think now trump will be fraud marched like jeffrey epstein, i don't see it. >> you're talking about situations and people you know. and that's factual related material that is interesting and important. strors may be quite angry that they run into so many brick walls. i hope you have a nice holiday weekend. i did notice the oranges behind you. i have to ask, are they real or
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is that a display? >> no. they're not. they're a display that came with my new apartment in florida. i made the move. >> so you're in a place, sometimes they call it like weird flex. you're in a place they give you plastic oranges when you move in. >> right. they give you the plastic and the real ones, too, sorry. they're growing down the street. >> well, yeah. plenty of oranges in florida. i'll be watching that ufo -- >> great. >> a lot of questions about who is out there on ufo's. >> guess. thank you for being a good guest. but coming up in 60 seconds, another key piece. the legal exposure and the mafia tool that could change everything. tool that could change everything
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ongoing. prosecutors making legal moves to protect its secrecy. what's the next step? we don't know and we were just discussing how a single person flipping could make a big difference. there's also legal tools available including the powerful racketeering and conspiracy law, i bet you've heard of it, rico. it's been used against the mob and it could be used in a conspiracy instead of just going after indivials. >> i'm good with calculation. i handled all the investments. one big pot. >> got it. >> one minute. >> rico. >> if they pooled their money, we can charge them all. >> in a rico case -- >> the trump organization is under criminal investigation. by the same office fictionalize in the batman. and it has already attempted a problem prosecutor and rico to
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work the case. now, rico is a federal law but new york has a similar tool for busting corrupt organizations. some call it little rico. prosecutors like it because it can be triggered by the relatively little requirement of three crimes but carry a big prison sentence. up to 25 years. now, you have to prove a pattern of criminal activity. not just a single crime. but we have reports the d.a. is probing evidence of bank fraud, financial deceit, tax fraud, and d.a. cy vance is the only person to get trump's tax returns. so he can compare them to test any lies or conflated values. the other part is crime. at least two of them must be within five years. now if the theory of the case includes crimes done around the 2016 campaign, that deadline hits soon. and i mention the campaign not as speculation. we know the one trump organization official who already went to prison, michael
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cohen, was convicted of an election crime for donald trump's benefits. that brings us to what harvey weinstein and donald trump have in common. at least according to legal experts. because the southern district of new york brought a rico suit against weinstein. it was a tough tactic. they ultimately won the case, although part of it was dismissed by a judge. and we've seen this in other forums, olympic jafts suing under the rico act over sex abuse scandals there. and trump himself knows how dangerous rico can be. because even if you put this new york case aside, there is an open probe in georgia where they're investigating donald trump trying to shake down the secretary of state to, quote, find votes. and now they're working there with this prosecutor on
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basically a rico theory. meanwhile, the doj is considering using rico against trump supporters at the january 6 insurrection. reek which is a big deal. we are joined now by the former chief stand attorney who has traversed exactly these big deals. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> let's start with rico. why is it being invoked so often in multiple probes of donald trump? >> well, because first, in new york we call it oca. it is a natural thing to consider filing these charges enterprise corruption as we call it. like the little rico that lots of states have. the reason is because it gives some advantages. if those advantages outweigh the disadvantages, which i'm happy to get into, then you do it. the advantages are that it has a pretty strong penalty. a lot of white collar crimes in new york carry pretty weak
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penalties. so it carries mandatory state time for individuals and up to 25 years. so it's a very serious crime. the other is you can get in all sorts of evidence that you might not otherwise be able to introduce. in criminal cases, you have to introduce the evidence of that crime. but if you have an expansive criminal enterprise that the law requires to you have peru, then everything that happened during the existential of it can come in. >> do you see your colleague d.a. vance willing to use dleek in this case? >> i see them considering it. one of the things that the little rico does, it requires a pattern of criminal activity. it requires as you said, three or more crimes within ten years. it also requires a criminal enterprise. not just an enterprise. dleek the federal law requires an enterprise, participating in its affairs. this requires a criminal enterprise separate from the
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enterprise. you can do an association within a real company, a legitimate company that are acting as a criminal enterprise. you have to prove as a prosecutor a separate structure, an ascertainable structure distinct from the crimes. >> so this is not easy. you have to decide that that is there. >> do you see a likely outcome as d.a. vance goes in and charges whatever executives they have and then they don't ultimately indict donald trump himself? >> that's a serious possibility, sure. >> well, it's fascinating. that might be a really tough body blow to donald trump's entire world. that does not go into the next one. and you are someone who has one of the most credentialed expertise on indicting companies in all of new york state and you know cy vance legally better
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than just about anyone. >> i don't know that i know him better than just about anyone. we work very closely together. >> so if you -- it is really interesting what you're saying. also appreciate your diplomacy. as always, thank you for being here. >> indictments are big news. but so would be aliens. there have been unexplained ufo's and we're joined by neil de grasse tyson and john brennan together, next. d john brennan together, next - had enough? - no... arthritis. here. new aspercreme arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduces inflammation? thank the gods. don't thank them too soon. kick pain in the aspercreme. the instant air purifier removes 99.9% of the virus that causes covid-19 from treated air. so you can breathe easier, knowing that you and your family have added protection. ♪ ♪
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is there intelligent life in the universe outside of earth? it is an ancient question from societies through the eras. a news caster would sit up here to raise the idea. a new pentagon report says most ufo's are unexplained. but it does outline three theories. that they are natural phenomenon that look unusual but not from aliens. or this is secret technology from some government, ours or another. or the big one, that this is alien technology which seems harder to detect as our own technology improves its ability to record. we're joined by what we think are two perfect experts. neil de grasse tyson, famed astrophysicist with new york city, the author of cosmic
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queries, and the former director of the cia under president obama with much government experience as well, mr. john brennan. as someone who used to be responsible for the nation's highest secrets, as well as national security planning, why do you say that the evidence supports at least keeping open the prospect of intelligent life out there? >> well, i don't think i said that there is any evidence at all of alien life. what i said is that a lot of these phenomena that have been observed, including by navy pilots, have been explained. and i don't think there's any way that we can exclude the possibility of certain times of explanations. but throughout my government career, when i looked at those videos and saw the documents and read eyewitness reports, again, i never saw any evidence of that alien life. the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
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and i do think in this large expansive universe, we cannot exclude the possibility that there is some form of life somewhere else. that we don't understand or can't detect yet. but quite frankly, i have no earthly idea whether or not such life exists. >> earthly being such a key modifier. neil, we quoted the scientific lens you bring to a question that of course, has fascinated many. explain how you look at this. >> oh, yeah. first, aliens are part of our culture now. look how frequently they show up in movies. very few of them are friendly, by the way. i can count this many movies where there are friendly aliens. the rest just want to kill it's. so the public is thinking about aliens all the time. we are rhyme for interpreting whatever we don't understand in
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the context of something that we believe we do understand. we all know what they look like. big heads and big eyes and they walk and they have skinny bodies. how come nobody sees an alien with big muscles? or an alien that looks like a lobster? so we're pre conditioned to believe, all right, more than we are pre conditioned to question. we have 3 billion smartphones activated in this world and interconnected. and they can all take high resolution, high quality photos. and especially video. so in a sense, we are crowd sourcing the monitoring of visitors to earth from space. and i'm disappointed that the best evidence put forward are these mono chromatic videos taken by navy pilots. as though aliens are only interested showing up in front of the u.s. military. >> yeah.
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i think that's such a great evidentiary point. and you are both in your own ways experts at sifting available information. and neil, not to overcompliment you but you know who you sound like. >> who? >> you sound like your old buddy, the great carl sagan. >> oh. >> we were looking through scientific lens. we hope in looking at this, we're doing journalism, a much lower grade daily attempt at what you both do which has a little more long term. i work on a daily basis. including human biases which gets into the psychology. take a look. >> you can believe as the flying saucer cultists would have you believe that the majority of the report are due to visitation.
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several spaceships are coming to the earth every day as if all the anthropologists would converge on one of the islands in the indian ocean because they just invented the fish net there or something. >> does that kind of argument track with your points to be able to rule something out? or just say very unlikely? >> we need better evidence. that's all. so in other words, they could be visiting intelligent aliens from another planet. they could be. no reason to rule that out. but what is presented in support of that contention is insufficient to convince a skeptic. a couple other things. we all use software all the time. and you bet when the software is released, they're pretty sure that no error is in it. a week later they need an update. a month later, another update.
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this is also true with hardware. you can make hardware, especially complex hardware. there are things that can happen inside the hardware. especially if it is brand new, the very latest thing, that are not fully characterized and not fully understood. in your list of what those detections could have been, you did not include a failure of the hardware to register information correctly. and so what we might have is an artifact inside the hardware that everyone is now assuming is real and then going off all limits to interpret it. and so i'm just saying. i simply want better evidence. that's all. go catch the ailens. but the government doesn't own the sky. the idea that the government has alien secrets that nobody has access to would mean they're
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only showing themselves to the u.s. government. that's untenable to me. >> you said why doesn't anyone care what you think. you have a dope mind. sometimes we learn by thinking, i can't think of what neil thinks. once i hear him explain it, i can follow this train of thought a little bit. so i take it to john on the government side, within whatever you're allowed to share. does the u.s. government have any plan to deal with anything that might come from the rest of the universe, backed by intelligence life or traveling from the past or future? does that make it to the level of cia military planning? or do they not spend a lot of time on that? >> since we don't know what is out there, it is hard to put together a contingency plan. i agree with neil. these are phenomena that are unexplained. we get hung up on the term evidence. there are some people who claim this is evidence of alien life.
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i think that's pure speculation. i think there's an obligation on the part of u.s. government to try to understand what these unexplained phenomenon are. the u.s. pilots saw something. and sometimes the sensors could be wrong. but there are things that are not explainable and i do think, we want to try to understand what is unexplainable. and i think that's what we have to continue to do. and might there be some kind of form of life out there in the far beyond of the universe? yeah. we can't say no, there's not. 50 seen any evidence of that? no, i do not at this point. >> by the way, mr. brennan -- yes, neil. i'm out of time but -- >> the separate questions, is there intelligent life in the universe, okay. we've got top people working
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only. and has intelligent life visited us on earth? these are two very different questions. to answer yes to one does not make a yes to the other. >> excellent. very interesting. neil and john, thank you. up ahead, a story getting a lot of notice. an american sprinter being suspended from the olympics. suspended from the olympics.
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a story where official policy seems way out of step with what else is happening in our state laws and american life. a gold medal favorite, sha'carri richardson, suspended and may miss the entire olympics for testing positive, but not for steroids, positive for marijuana. she talked about it on "today." >> it was a few days before your big race and the trials. you found out that your biological mother had passed
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away. you found out when a reporter told you. it was after that that you ingested some kind of marijuana. >> i was thinking, i'm going to do an interview, to hear that come from a stranger, i was triggering, it was nerve shocking. that's my state of mind in the state of emotional panic, if anything. i still -- even though i am here, i have to go out and put on a performance. i just say, don't judge me because i am human. i just happen to run faster. to my fans, my family, my sponsorship and haters, i apologize if i let you down. and i did. i want to let you know this will be the last time the u.s. doesn't come home with a gold
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medal in the 100. >> she's taking responsibility but it's racing questions about the rules. recreational marijuana use is legal in oregon where the olympic trials took place. it's against the rules forage leads because of the u.s. anti-doping agency, marijuana might be a performance enhancer in their view. it shows there may be growing to do when states say something is legal. if you are on social media today, you might have seen reaction to the story. richardson could compete if she's named to the u.s. relay team. we wanted to tell you that. you can find me if you are looking for me off the air at arimelber.com. i hope you have a great holiday weekend. keep it right here on msnbc. ghh. this is the sound of an asthma attack... that doesn't happen. this is the sound of better breathing.
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thanks for joining us this hour. tonight is a little weird at msnbc. we're doing a special two-hour edition of the rachel madow show starting an hour early. she will be back next week. we have a metric ton of news to get to, including new details surrounding a pressure campaign by former president trump and his lawyer rudy giuliani to influence the 2020 election results in arizona. that's all ahead. first, to kick off this july 4th weekend, president biden held the administration's first white house naturalization ceremony today. 21 people from 16 different countries stood in the east room and took the pledge of allegiance and then were officially granted u.s. citizenship. it's part of a larger push by the administration to expand legal immigration to this country and to reverse his predecessor's policies. july 4th marks the president's self-imposed deadline to vaccinate 70% of all american adults. while the country is on track to fall s

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