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divisive issues to ever emerge during the pandemic. the agency urging schools to fully reopen this fall, even if they are unable to put into place all the recommended says to keep the virus from spreading. says to keep the virus from spreading. just today, the justice department released more brand-new video evidence, this time showing rioters literally dragging and beating police officers. the doj made the footage public at the request of nbc and other news organizations and we warn you, this is among some of the most violent and graphic videos released so far from january
6th win. [noise] beating police officers. they said was antifa, they said it was blm, some say it was just tourists. as we mentioned, a special panel of house members will examine the events of january six. republican leader kevin mccarthy has yet to name his appointees to that panel, but today, the committee chairman, thompson from mississippi said that will not delay the first hearing which will take place later this month. >> either the 21st or the 22nd
of july, the committee is committed to doing our job. as i said, we hope that kevin mccarthy gives us his recommendation so we can fully populate the committee. but if he chooses not to, we will still do our work. but they need us we have members of congress being complicit -- we have all that >> you have also i know not ruled out a subpoena for president trump. you know, i, know we all know that trump has ignored should subpoenas before. >> we plan to exercise, we might have to go to court. >> the former presidents lies about the 2020 election help fuel the january 6th insurrection, also given rise to hundreds of new bills aimed at restricting voting rights under the guise of so-called election security. texas state lawmakers are now in the midst of a special session to consider new voting bills.
tomorrow, republicans in the state senate will hold public hearings on proposals previously blocked by democrats. president biden has been promising for weeks to give a formal dress on protecting the right to vote. today the white house says that speech will happen on tuesday in philadelphia. the president is also focused on ransomware cyberattacks carried out in the united states by criminals believe to be based in russia. the latest attack on a florida software company after we fighting roar and putin in person during last month's journey geneva summit that he need to do something about that. we tonight biden spoke to putin on the phone this afternoon. >> the united states expects when ransomware operation is coming from the soil, it does not, not sponsored by the steak. we expect them to act and to
gather enough information on who that is. we have set up communications now and a record basis to communicate with one another what each of us's -- week and so we i am optimistic. >> said three weeks ago there would be consequences, will there be? >> yes. >> there will be consequences. about an hour after those comments, biden was asked for more specifics. >> up until now the u.s. response has been to exercise sanctions, imposed sanctions on russia for this malign activity. doesn't make sense for the u.s. to take it up a notch and attacked the actual servers that are used? >> we yes. >> we yes, again. u.s. and russia officials are set to hold talks on cybercrimes next week. meanwhile the wall street journal reports the u.s. considers downsizing the embassy in afghanistan.
because of growing security concerns as u.s. forces are pulled out. and the new york times says the haitian government is asking washington for u.s. troops to help protect critical infrastructure. violence has erupted there following this week's assassination of haiti's president. late today, the white house insisted that no military assistance would be provided. a team of fbi and homeland security officials are on their way to assist in the investigation in the killing. and we continue to follow the latest developments in surfside, florida. it's been more than two weeks since the collapse of that 12 story condominium. today, as crews still work their way through the rubble, several more victims were found in the wreckage. 79 people are now known to have died, with 65 more unaccounted for. we will have our lead off guests, we susan page in usa today we were chief, eugene de, with and coauthor of each day
of a political -- win and peter dash, former chief counsel to the house intel committee. good evening to each of you this evening. eugene let me start with you, busy week for president biden. he was out there trying to sell not just the infrastructure plan but the america family plan. he had the cybersecurity issue with russia that's taking up a lot of his time. the unexpected assassination of a leader in haiti, and now new discussions of a resurgence in covid. what's your sense of how what the white house is prioritizing in these matters? >> infrastructure stays number one. the white house choose what they want, they go for that one first and keep that as focused as possibly as we can. and they take everything else as it comes. the russian with -- the russia ransomware attacks and president biden talking to putin. we've been asking for a
briefing this entire week with the press secretary about that, what's going on, are they going to talk? and today, right before the press briefing, it got moved back. and every time we get pulled on hold we know something is gonna come out of that phone call. we so the white house is what they continue to learn, and they learned early on, no matter how much you plan, the rest of the world is operating and moving along. so they have to react at the same time. but what they tell us every time we ask, but are their priorities, what are you going to prioritize? they say that you will -- it something that we will continue to see especially when we are supposed to start seeing some work get really done on turning the framework for the infrastructure bill in this reconciliation bill into actual bills. turn those plans into actual bills, and the rest of it, they have a long agenda and they don't have a lot of time to do it. you have congress going on
break here in about a month, and then more importantly, after january, everyone is start going to start looking at 2022. they don't have a lot of time to get all the things analyst. one of the things that were not on the agenda jeremy was the cyberattacks. it was one of the very clear things that joe biden said to vladimir putin in their meeting in geneva. i want to play something earlier that mike mcfaul, who knows a lot about this and, who has been helping on msnbc. >> we're not talking about the russian government. we're talking about criminals, at least to the best of my knowledge so far what is been discuss publicly. and i think that gives us more leverage and more opportunity to be more aggressive about them and to put pressure on russian authorities. the russian police, to say, go arrest these people go after them. we putin is not going to defend
criminals in the public tit-for-tat on this. he's going to call them criminals, or at least say he has nothing to do with them. >> jeremy, help make sense of that. what exactly comes of the warning in geneva, the phone call today, and this idea that biden has two opportunities said, he is going to do something. he has sort of suggested that there is outlined that he's prepared to take action on. >> first, i think that by elevating the issue in direct dialogue with president of the russian federation, our president, is making clear that this is the highest priority of the united states to assure that our businesses, our private sector, are hospitals, our universities, our communications are protected. we've done a lot of over things for example sanctioning those involved. we've also gone after money that has been stolen. we have used technology and capabilities to reach into the digital bitcoin wallets of the resin where hackers and
actually grab the money back. so we've done of number of over things and what i think biden is signaling this week, as he did in geneva, is that we're gonna be engaged in covert, clandestine activities to hold at risk, to deter the russian federation to allow these criminal actions to go ford. i think this is a consequential pivot alley this week to focus on these cyberattacks the digital competition between the united states and russia, which is of course on top of the agenda. >> you know susan, there are a lot of options that we just talked about that the republicans could stake out positions are either cooperative or alternatives to the white house speed infrastructure or cyber security, or afghanistan, or haiti, but now we have more brooks who was a headliner, shall we say, at the january six events in washington. talking to cpac today in dallas about what the republican party actually to do. let's listen. >> dictatorial, socialists want
to cancel america. we have to fight back. we to protect our country's greatness. they attack our republic by engaging unparalleled voter fraud in what -- they attack our first amendment friedman have speech with censorship. with cancel culture. >> with trump and his own rallies has been airing this endless grievance about the election. this is where we are where the country needs political leadership and could use political opposition to engage in a good debate. but this is sort of where the are right now. >> look at what they're not talking about. they're not talking about the pandemic which has been at the top of voters minds for the year. they're not talking much about the economy, the economy is still on the fridges as it seems to be coming back.
they're really talking about with issues -- there is a lot of we're -- throwing up whatever they can think of it in terms of cultural grievances to see what sticks. so far, it hasn't stuck much. with his approval rating in national polls continues to be over 50%, one that president trump never achieved. so these attacks from -- the gop is struggling to find what they can use to go against the democrats that goes against that trump pace. >> jeremy let's talk about the other issue that the biden administration is getting pushed pushback by both democrats, republicans, and the most bipartisan thing going on in america is this pullback out of afghanistan. there are people on both sides who support the idea that after 20 years we have not done enough enough ghana stan, and we can't afford more losses and
there are others who think that it's a remarkably dangerous move to be pulling out of afghanistan right now within descending taliban. >> but i think what president biden concluded is that we have to change our strategy. for 20 years we've had combat troops on the ground we've achieved militarily but we wanted to achieve, which was that we got osama bin laden, and we've decapitated al-qaeda's leadership. we have provided to good afghanistan of becoming a safe haven for the taliban. and now -- in effect from sea syria, from yemen, from a number of places in the world. we have to reset and re-posture our force, we have an over the horizon kinetic strike capability to use -- from the skies where we can phonetically strike terrorists where they are. and that's gonna be the strategy going for it in afghanistan. there is a risk of course that the afghan government can fall to the taliban.
that is been clear, and biden has said has is a possibility when he spoke to the press this week. but again, that does not mean that we need to have combat troops on the ground, or a rub assist military presence. which after -- what >> eugene, tonight, the recount, audit, whatever you want to call, it continues in arizona. it's a remarkable thing. pennsylvania's getting ready to do something similar, texas legislature is in session currently. they've looked at pretty much everything that worked in the last election and deciding that the are making it illegal. there are civil rights leaders who went to the white house yesterday to plead with the president and vice president to have leadership on that. level and it appears that biden is going to say something about voting rights in america. why can he say, why can he do? >> what he can do is take things. it's essentially all the bar
that he has and that's with the civil rights leader said to him yesterday. they wanted to hear him uses pull pratt more than he has. kamala harris as for the test to lead on voting rights. but when it comes to legislation, it's kind of over and dead. that is what happened with espy while not allowing any debate, republicans blocking any debate on it on the people act, essentially, democracy reform. john lewis advancement act hasn't even been written in the house or the senate. so there's not a lot of legislative push so the civil rights leaders, they spoke to him for an hour and 40 minutes, it was not supposed to be that long, we were all waiting to hear from them. when they came out they said that what they know is that they have to take the streets, they have to build a public campaign. what was interesting is that they reminded a lot of us of the sixties. they said, it looked dire when civil rights, we were asking
for civil rights, we kept pushing, and we kept pushing in something happen. that's what they're bringing to the table. president biden, he is going to, on tuesday, talk about voting rights. he's been promising to do something like this for a few weeks like you said at the top here. but when they guys talk to these leaders in the meeting with him, they want to see what he saw when he was selling his infrastructure plan. he wants to see them go state, to state, to stay. not just go to philadelphia, the birthplace of democracy. also go to georgia, also go to texas, go to those states where voting restrictions are being put in place. the white house didn't say if that was something they plan on doing, but they are gonna have to do more, or they're gonna see more frustration from civil rights leaders. suzanne, you have written about the rising crime and the concerns around about that around the country. there's been a lot of supervisor on supervised release from prison. they're a lot of police who have retired or resigned in the wake of the social justice
movements in the last year, and it continues to be a concern what is your take away from how this plays out in america? >> you know we did a national poll this week the number one concern on the minds of people are crime and public safety. but it is different from the kind of traditional crime response we have seen in the past. we find much more concern of criminal justice, equal rights, equal treatment of the police by people of all races. we've seen previous iterations of concern -- it's complicated. people want to feel safe, people want to have faith in their police. but we saw one and five americans believe that the police treat all races equally. that's a big erosion in support of the police that we have seen before, and a reflection of one of the past year and after george floyd's murder and the
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and we've been hit very hard in the sense that we have a delta variant as a cane and our maxim mason rate was not as high as it should have been. there is a wariness we, i'm concerned about the misinformation and that's what we're trying to counter out right now. >> arkansas is just one of several states where half the less than half the population has received a first dose of the vaccine as the delta variant triggers -- cdc advises mask-wearing in schools for students and faculty, but the federal -- the new york times reports that there is one major shift is in the recommendation for physical distancing. the agency continues to advise that students stand at three feet apart, but there's a cap
yet. it maintaining such space would prevent schools from bringing all students back, they could rely on a combination of other strategies like indoor masking, testing, and at titillation. >> >> -- in these kinds of illnesses he is also faculty of -- and evaluation. there is a lot of information coming up. there is merging more is on how to behave on the long with more information on this delta variant. we know that this delta variant is hitting a lot of people have not been vaccinated. we've also heard that it's hitting people and what our so-called breakthrough cases who have been vaccinated. put it all together for us and give us your matrix of concern right now. >> good evening elliott, good to see you. i guess what i would say, at the top line is if you're fully vaccinated with two doses of
vaccine in the united states you are protected from the delta variant and hospitalizations. that's the -- two doses, that's key here. we can talk about those who received one dose later, like johnson & johnson, but that is the key piece. the discussion this morning for example about requiring the third dose is premature and we have seen doctor fauci and others pushback on that, appropriately so. with respect to school reopenings, the cdc got it right. this has to be a decision that local school districts make, based on local realities. however, i believe there will be some challenges here. you don't want local districts to enforce a mask mandate based on local realities. at which point if you're gonna mandate polio, measles, we should we will probably be
mandating covid vaccines. i suspect it's going to happen in most parts of the country. lastly, i'll just say i really like the emphasis on ventilation. we cannot continue to distance, we cannot expect in urban cities school districts to distance. it's really difficult. so this is a long term capital investment, improving ventilation is vital. it's gonna help in the short term and the long-term. >> we've come a long way since last year while we were wiping everything done and to realize that it's ventilation, it's airborne. that's a very big challenge, then you touched it. it's a very big challenge. we have broken down these problems. fixing ventilation is not a small one. >> you bet, and this is high-efficiency, particle filtration systems. things that people have never heard of. i'm a long doctor, these are
things i think about. unless you don't study, you don't really know it. these are expensive things. you're talking about $30,000 to redo an entire public school. this is gonna cost a lot of money. this is not necessarily an area that we can expect public school districts to just be able to find on their own with the resources that they have. they need to focus what towards directing it to educational purposes. while the cdc -- if you don't distance, mask, test, and better late, we will have to provide public schools with those ventilation. >> weijia people could not schedule a second dose of for service workers,, flight attendants, people like that, it was difficult to get them one -- as it relates to the delta variant. >> i think we need to refer to the data that we have right now. we conducted a clinical trial
-- it's gonna take some time. potentially six months to see. you have that one shot johnson & johnson, i think that we can see wet and blended with astrazeneca, j&j and astrazeneca are very similar. what -- were bus production against the delta variant. both keeping you out of hospital and preventing transmission. everyone here who got the j&j one shot should have the chance to get a second dose. >> i was gonna ask you about the pfizer discussion, their emergency organ -- booster shot. some suggest that this is gonna cause a lot of people to think that they need a booster shot of this thing and there seems to be an overlap of discussion
about you'll need a booster shot because of the amount of time that's been buys since you've got your and michelle pfizer shot. after the fact that this will be a better, more effective against the delta variant. can you tell me what i'm supposed to glean from this pfizer announcement? >> well let me put it in pushing personal terms. if you know someone, if you have a loved one who's of 65 a years older, or who is a -- they are the in division was her first in line for the booster shot. we suspected that these are the people who would -- that's natural, there's no surprise. there was a mistake was when pfizer coming out and saying all of us need a booster shot in 12 months or sooner. there's no evidence towards that. two doses of pfizer, likely two doses of moderna, that's it. the booster shots are important for immunocompromised people
and people of advanced age, for the rest of us, not so much. the common i get from most individuals who are thinking about getting the vaccine is, well, why do i need so many shots? are these companies are trying to make a buck on me? this is only gonna worsen are biloxi to address hesitancy for throwing out third shots. >> i want to ask you, i was talking to doctor island suffered the other day, it's important to get people to talk one-on-one to break down their vaccine resistance. something the white house a suggested. we have with people calling at nazi needle people, we have sold sorts of governors pushing back, and the idea that we get people to talk to people who have worn to overcome their vaccine hesitancy. >> i don't know what they're afraid of. i've been -- i've seen network with many
others. what we need especially for those who are unvaccinated tend to be younger people. we need to change their threat perception. now they think that that the covid-19, the -- what we need is a one-on-one conversation. and when we do, and we address the concerns, it works. i'm not sure but they're afraid of. >> no one's door going door to door and jabbing people with injections. it's a conversation. vin gupta thank you for being with us. coming up, more than six months after the insurrection in the capital, police is still working waiting for accountability. two of our favorite political observers are going to take over out when the 11th hour continues. continues.
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[noise] [inaudible] with us to talk more robert gibbs he as a former obama press secretary -- and bill crystal. he is a veteran of the reagan and bush administrations and editor at large of the bulwark. this video, bill, it really, it's sort of flies in the face of those including mccarthy, but other republicans who have gone out there who said this is a normal tourist visit, this was in serious, this was blm, this was antifa. we are seeing every week more and more serious matters about how these people -- egged on by donald trump, we cause this insurrection. >> yes they were there to
support trump, to support trump's effort to overturn the election. he was engaged with the behind the scenes, he was on phone calls with georgia, arizona, election officials as well. trump brought them, there trump spoke to them, knew them. he did not do anything to help guard the capitol or help once the attack begun. and he was out of reach for two or three hours. this narrative is very important to lay out to know what happened, trump is responsible for much of what happened >> robert, this is interesting because it comes right at the moment when the police is looking to expand their mandate to provide more safety for members of congress, and they need more money. they're running out of salary money, they're running out of capitol police that have left, they are short of their normal contingent that they should have, and should partial order
of the week -- this weekend, starting today, around the capital, the president has not had a lot to say about it, ditty? >> i think he almost certainly will as this commission gets underway, i think the chairman of the new commission stated today that the first witnesses that he would call and that we would hear from as a country first are many of those police officers, some of whom might be in the video that you just showed. so i think this searing images that we saw more than six months ago, and the real heartfelt testimony that we will surely here in a couple of weeks from those law enforcement officers, are going to spur action around the security needs that we know fell short on january 6th. and to make sure that it absolutely never happens again. there's a lot to uncover in
this commission. we need to know about intelligence failures, we need to know about what happened in terms of the organization around these groups, the planned and executed that. and i think that hearing directly from law enforcement will be extremely impactful. >> let's play the sun, the mccarthy has three options, ignores, it doesn't fill up the seats that he needs for the bipartisan committee, he fills it with republicans who will be fighters and who will keep this about something else and manage this far. because if people in this conference who can do that. or he fills it with five people who want to get to the bottom of that and how it should never happen again. how does that play out? >> i think it's a mix of semi reasonable people and trump loyalists, but we know what the republican party thinks of this at the end of the day.
those subpoena power unless one member of the party came along. then they got 37 house republican votes, i believe, which ended up -- then it came back, it tip failed in the senate because he got seven republican senators who supported, it seven out of 50. they came out with a select committee, and that got to republican votes. the republican party does not want an investigation into january 6th, or what led up to it. that is the key. the violence on the sixth is awful, but with the president did over those two months, and what he and the republican party are still doing, is key. so i don't think that democrats can count on much help from the republicans, except liz cheney. >> and robert, how do the democrats make this into a ballot exercise because they tried with the concept of the bipartisan commission, they actually had bipartisan support until they just don't go anywhere in the senate. how does nancy pelosi move this
forward so it feels like something that feel has a conclusion that pence the responsibility on anybody who needs to hold responsibility for us to move forward? >> i think she started that by appointing very serious investigators and giving them the mission to uncover the truth. it's very similar to the efforts she took that, even when she was skeptical a few years ago around the benghazi commission, we it's a similar situation that kevin mccarthy finds himself in. she was skeptical of what that might produce, but appointed serious legislators, and serious investigators that acted in a serious way around this investigation. so i think for her, and she understands this methodical, truthful, fact based, i think that's what she has set out to do.
i think that's exhibited in the appointments she's made. she's made this commission bipartisan. list cheney is gonna be very active in this commission i think it's gonna cover some things that will shock all of us. i don't know what those are, but i know that republicans are fighting this hard enough to know that there is something in there that will really jar. >> kevin mccarthy would have you all believe that liz cheney has suddenly become some sort of a lefty, liberal lover. i think we will all find that that is not actually the truth. bill good to see you as always, robert good to see you. our guests have agreed to stay with us a little bit longer on this friday night. coming up i will be working with -- it will be a working weekend for texas democrats, but will it be enough? e enough
on in the entire country so i really want to implore our lawmakers that our democracy is on the line. this filibuster issue, i think we need to go ahead and handle that if you're going to save our very democracy that we say that we love so much in our country. >> in texas, republicans are -- gearing up on the strictest voting restrictions in the country. the first bill was killed in may just as it was about to be passed. now the governor, greg abbott, has summoned the legislation back to finish the job. robert gibbs and bill crystal, still with us. bill, let me ask you, there are clearly some republicans in this country who do not want the stain of this being what republicans do now, propagate the big lie and, restrictive road-ing rights. how does this get dealt with, is it a federal thing, can
republicans at the federal level get together and stop this nonsense in texas, that we will see in pennsylvania, that we see in georgia, that we have seen in arizona, from continuing? >> i've been involved in no groups of republicans for voting rights. and our -- former republicans around the country. the elected officials, some of them just wanting to restrict voting, says some of them want the option of overturning the election results, and the others, they just want to do anything much and don't want to talk about it, they want to pretend there's no problem. the degree to which there are a few courageous republicans of her november 3rd in arizona, in georgia -- they're all being attacked, and getting very little support from other republicans around the country. so the problem with --
some of the republicans, i don't know how many i believe the big lie, but others are ready to sign up to. it >> robert how will -- republicans casually believe that there is some voter fraud in the country that needs to be dealt with but the don't share the view that joe biden didn't win the election. what's a way to make this a more partisan left hurt? because at the state level, and this is getting out of control. >> i think you're going to have to see this happen really at the dnc level, at the political level. i think you saw this happen earlier in the week with vice president harris. we announcing a renewed effort at a democratic national committee to take this on as an issue, to think about how to eventually register more voters, how to fight voter suppression,
how to get back into the court system. i think the challenge that you heard from bill and others is this is unlikely to get solved legislatively as much as democrats would wanted to. as much as legislators would want to see this happen. i think there's some success in the court. the supreme court recently ruled against fixing the arizona law, but state courts have been better at doing this. i think this is gonna have to be an election issue. it's gonna have to be a political issue. and have to have campaigns that are gonna explain to voters, literally 1 to 1, the reason why they're trying to take your voice away, why is that? they don't want you to participate. that's gotta be a rallying cry that gets people up to double. -- >> and that's interesting, bill i have a minute left. most republicans in arizona, pennsylvania republicans are going down this road of re-counting, auditing.
it's not something was republican seem that into. >> some are, some aren't. but as roberts, that this is a bigger political issue. i'm all for that -- i've talked about this in the last few days. i hope that meant shun was -- how in transition republicans are being. even on the most narrowed and focus protection voters, and protection against overturning the election. but i think the whole -- people and who believe in voting rights and not overturning elections. the issue has to be highlighted. it cannot be putting money into helping some people register. >> guys thanks for joining me tonight, we're coming up, americas withdrawal from of ghana stephen is free tickle
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afghanistan is set to be completed by august 31st, but that doesn't leave much time to process and evacuate the thousand of afghan interpreters who once worked for the u.s. military. and with the taliban getting more, ground there are situation is getting more urgent. msnbc's chief reporter is reporting tonight. >> the taliban took over to mark border crossings and now control 85% of afghanistan. that might be an exaggeration, but not by much. the taliban certainly control, or fighting to control, the majority of the country. as the afghan army fractures and surrenders. left behind are thousands of afghan contractors and translators, the taliban
considers them traitors. yesterday, the president biden had this message for. them >> there's a home for you in the united states if he so truce, we will stand with you just as you stood with us. >> and couple, i met with tom, which is when u.s. troops called him. >> did you hear biden's? news >> i got a lot of, news but no action. >> he lived with u.s. troops and had recommendation letters. he translated for, and even defended u.s. officers on hundreds of missions. >> so you're pointing where there is taliban? . >> i'm pointing. yes >> his old company vouches for him and wrote a letter endorsing his -- tom has been waiting for his
visa for four years. >> this process has been really hard. >> you've helped the u.s., now the u.s. needs to help. you >> yes that time the u.s. needed help, we need really help them. right now we need help, now the u.s. army needs to help. us >> that seems reasonable. ali, tom tell does that he reached out to the u.s. agency embassy. he's saying that translators have already been killed, including a colleague who was killed on his back to pick up his visa. >> thank you for that report. coming up, all that takes is a dream. a lot of manny. more on the billionaires space race when the 11th hour continues. ou continues.
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marvel at the world. and have the experience of a lifetime. and that's only happened to 500 people, roughly, since space travel started. it's something i'd hope to enable hundreds. more >> for a last report, that was sir richard branson who will be fulfilling his dream of rocketing to the edge of space on sunday. he will join his crew over virgin -- crossing the boundary line between earth's atmosphere and space. he and his crew will get a few minutes of weightlessness in a mission that is meant to last 90 minutes in total. joining me on this special coverage starts on atm on sunday, i'll be joined by former astronauts as well as scientists michelle ocoee who.
i hope you'll join me before then at 8 am eastern. that is it for our broadcast for friday night. brian will be back here on monday, and on behalf of all of my colleagues here, at nbc news, goodnight. like >> a tough assistant da gunned down near the courthouse. >> we saw gentlemen, he just got sloppy shot. >> but it wasn't over. the dead man's boss and his wife were next. >> whoever went in there had a mission. >> did you start to think it was a? list >> oh sure i don't think there was any doubt in our mind that this was a psychopath we were dating with. >> someone had declared law on law enforcement. >> my husband, i can't keep putting him at risk. >> my wife had to guns out, i said unless it's me coming through the,