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267 of the biden administration, the house committee investigating the january 6th riot, and insurrection, is intensifying its focus, on the previous white house, will the new subpoena targeting a former doj official, under trump. who was reportedly involved in the former presidents robust effort to overturn our election. former acting assistant attorney general, jeffrey clark, reportedly played a key role in trump's campaign, to amplify the big lies about voter fraud. clark and trump were reported to have been in contact during the days before the capitol attack. clark was also said to have pushed trump's claims within the department of justice, and indeed clashed with higher ups, who resisted. the subpoena letter to clark says this in part quote, the select committee's investigation has revealed credible evidence that you attempted to devolve the department of justice, in efforts to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power. as a result of your efforts to
prompt this departmental action, the president considered installing you, as acting attorney general. the man who was almost pushed out of that acting attorney general job, then acting attorney general jeffrey rosen, today gave his side of the story, in a closed-door interview with the committee, jeffrey clark received the committees 19th subpoena. when it came as the biden white house said it would not as sir executive privilege, to keep lawmakers from seeing trump's documents. we are now just hours away from the first deadline for depositions, from other trump officials. ex way how strategist steve bannon, one time pinnacle -- have been ordered to appear tomorrow, but bannon has made it clear, that he will not cooperate on any level, his lawyer even sent another little to the committee today, reiterating that, fact this afternoon we learn more about how lawmakers plan to respond
to this. >> we will move to hold him in criminal contempt, so our committee will produce a report, about the efforts that were made to get them to testify. we will submit that report, and we will call for a vote on the house floor. that will send to the justice department and our expectation is they will be prosecuted. >> that will more than likely be a topic for attorney general merrick garland, when he testifies before the house judiciary committee next week. meanwhile the white house focused on trying to head off an economic crisis, caused by supply chain disruptions. empty shelves escalating prices for goods, or now realities for so many americans. just ahead, we will have more on what the administration is planning to do about that. meanwhile, we may soon know more about boosters for people who received the moderna and johnson & johnson vaccines, and fda advisory committee will meet tomorrow and friday to decide whether to recommend
additional shots. one new study on boosters is now getting a lot of attention, and deservedly so. research from the nih shows the j&j vaccine recipients may fare better, with a second shot of another brand. either moderna or pfizer. we have a doctor, a leading expert in fact standing by to take our questions on all of this. in just a few minutes time. but first, let's bring in our starting line show we. on this wednesday night. the white house correspondent for the pbs news our, moderator of washington week also on pbs. claire mccaskill, a former democratic u.s. senator from the state of missouri, and robert costa, national political reporter for the washington post. his latest book, coauthored with bob woodward, called peril, as you might have heard, is currently at the top of the new york times bestseller list. good evening and welcome to you all, and claire, to channel your prior experience, as a prosecutor, and a member of
congress, tell us, the scope of what this committee is likely looking for, from a guy like clark, who was virtually unknown beyond family and friends, here before, but maybe about to become very famous. >> look this guy was not number two, he was not number three, he wasn't number four, he was a down in the doj hierarchy. so to try to learn how he could have catapulted, into getting the nod from the president to take over, is really important for this committee to understand. but honestly, brian i think more important, we need to take a pause here in realize, this moment is way bigger, then donald trump, maybe even bigger than what happened on january six, because if this committee, cannot get people to testify in front of it, in an oversight capacity, then i believe we are on the verge of admitting to
the country, that there are no checks and balances. there are no separations of power. that the congressional branch, is toothless. has absolutely no ability to get the facts that are important for them to do their job. so this is why it is such a big deal, for the department of justice to take a criminal referral serious. i don't care if you're a republican or democrat, if you are an american, you want congress to be able to hold hearings, and call witnesses. >> clare that got our attention, let me stop you right there and ask, the time is not on their side, nor is there history with this kind of thing. where are the guts going to come from? where is the motivation going to come from, to do which you just warned of? >> well i think there is an advantage that they have at this moment. because one, it's a bipartisan committee. so a core looking at, it can
not characterize it as a political witch, i'm because both parties are participating. to, you have a president who supports getting the facts out. which we did not have for a number of years. and three, you have a department of justice that appears to be admit-able to enforcing the law, as it relates to the power of congressional subpoenas. now, i've said all along, and i've said this for years, back when it took me two years to get the ceo of back page, in front of our committee, we had to go all the way to the supreme court, we need a docket, in the courts, that allow these cases to be heard quickly, so they do not linger for years, because sometimes, this is a matter of just trying to write about the, clock but this is it, this is it brian. this is when congress has to stand up to selectively and say we have some power. >> robert costa, based on your reporting, please tell us what we should know about this person named clark. >> what's so important about these elements of the committee,
investigation right, now is they're trying to really understand the culture of obedience and loyalty, inside the department of justice, during the final days. the crucial period chronologically. is after barr resigns in december, then it becomes based on our reporting, and in the book, it becomes a more free form period where the white house, the executive, branch the president himself, driving the action, and what this committee has to figure out, beyond what we've reported in this book, is what we're the pressure points, from the department of justice, and different u.s. attorneys? on various state legislatures, on state officials? because we have a lot of reporting so far in our book and from other green newspapers, about what was going on from the president. but what below the president was happening? this was a coordinated pressure campaign across the board. on the department of justice, congress, the vice president. >> so, yamiche, the white house is not buying the privilege claims of a private citizen, that's clear, and that would
also be correct, there is no national security involvement here, they are not worried about the unmasking of names, but tell us if you can, based on your reporting, more broadly, where this investigation fits into the biden and democratic world, more broadly. >> well, let's remember that the biden administration has said that january six, in the lies about the 2020 election, that former president trump lost, are a stain on american democracy, and they need to be really investigated, in order to not be a continuing threat to our democracy. when you look at the way that president biden's acting, he's essentially saying, not only am i going to make sure that whatever information this investigation meets, it will get, but he's also in some ways saying that these officials who are trying to claim executive privilege, they were likely part of the issue, in part of
the problem here. i want to talk about jeffrey clark here for a minute, because he is in official who reportedly, drafted the letter in december, to georgia officials, claiming that the doj had found some sort of irregularities, and that was supposed to be some way leading into almost possibly turning the election, to georgia, and nullifying the results, they were of course president biden won fair and square. what you see here is really that the investigators and lawmakers, looking as robert just, said looking at the individuals, in the department of justice, you are doing the things, that former president trump wanted them to, do because there's a big sort of idea that, enough people didn't go along with president, trump that he's somehow, the system works. and he somehow failed. when in fact, there are a number of people who wanted to see, a and to give for former president trump when he. wanted that included the vice president, to ultimately, who ultimately did certify the election, but who came very close, based on other people's
reporting, based on roberts reporting, to trying to do something that would take away the vote, in 2020, and try to nullify it. what you see here from the biden administration, is them really looking at this investigation seriously. and saying this needs to be fully investigated, and the president wants to see everyone who was responsible for january, six and then continuing election lies be held accountable. >> claire back to you in your comments, i think even some democrats know that their party in congress is being marked by right now, in fighting, of the delay in the biden agenda, and it's on them, and secondly, timidity, the subject of our first exchange tonight, you hear as an excuse from some democrats, well we don't want to do a, because if and when the republicans take over, they will do that to us. what's flies in the face of that argument, is this is
unique, we mentioned don winds lou tweeted a week ago, does anyone remember consequences? i miss consequences. i'm talking about consequences for and it's him to overturn a presidential election. >> and we should remember brian, what my former colleagues were saying, on the day i happened, we had some remarkable speeches, given by the likes of mitch mcconnell, and lindsey graham, on the floor of the senate saying, we've had enough, no i don't know what happened to them insanity, i mean they reverted back to cowards, of donald trump's, power within their party. but there for a few hours, there is unanimity in congress, it was important to get to the bottom of it, it was important for there to be consequences, mitch mcconnell basically called out for criminal prosecution of donald trump.
so, this is not a moment -- and frankly the saddest thing about this for me, is that this is not more of a bipartisan effort to get to the bottom of. it i mean i find that incredibly depressing, that people i served with, that would be the one standing up to the rights of congress, to call witnesses. are now hiding behind the skirts of donald trump. >> yes we've never seen that happen to a political party, in the modern history of this country. robert costa, jeff rosen is behind closed doors for eight solid hours, i reckon we will someday get to read the transcript, with any secrets blacked out. but what do you reckon a guy like that can tell a committee like this? >> he can detail how the department of justice interacted with the states, the states that were maybe in some republican circles, trying to think about having an alternate set of electors, bringing four different cases of voter fraud, he can give grainy will detail
to the effort inside the department of justice, in the final days, of the trump administration, democrats on capitol hill have to answer the question ahead of 2024, what are the stakes, what will they do, i just keep thinking about a scene in our book, where jim clyburn, the house majority whip says, behind the scenes privately, democracy, is on fire. and democrats have to break the filibuster, he says to colleagues, even if joe manchin in west virginia senator and others don't want to, do it to pursue stricter laws to help all voters have access to the polls. that's the level of alarm, at least virgin climb burn, in rosen and perhaps clark testify, this is not just about the past, this is about the future, what is the department of justice, and if someone is in control, of it what can they do under the law? >> yamiche of course there's legislation backed up, like --
what's based on your reporting, is the level of frustration inside this west wing? as they wait out democrat on democrat arguments and discussion, day by day? >> my sense of the white house's frustration, is that it's rising. and it's rising because the legacy of president biden is on the line. his entire legislative agenda, when it comes to infrastructure, and the promises that he's made to americans, are hanging in the balance, and it's not because republicans are sort of obstructing, which is part of it, the fact that they can't get republicans to get on the deal, and can't get their support, but it's also because democrats can't get on the same page. you have joe manchin, talk about vengeful taxing and not wanting to create entitlements society, and then you have progressives who say the wealthy need to pay more there needs to be transformational change. for americans add to that that there's an economy here, where women are falling out of the workforce, where people are quitting their jobs because
they're not getting paid enough. and where the last jobs report was frankly disappointing. president biden understands that he is being seen as a closer by his party. that is why he is really aggressively involved in these negotiations. but this really comes down to two senators. senator manchin and senator sinema, and it's unclear whether those two senators will get on the same page. all of the reporting that i've been doing, indicates that sinema is the more complicated one, in that she is the one who is negotiating directly with the white house, but it's unclear where her top line number. is joe manchin is put out 1.5 trillion, dollars but progressives are balking at that. it's really a quagmire, and it's a quagmire with a deadline. because the holidays are inching closer and closer along with the debt limit they will have to be raised and december 3rd, there are a lot of challenges. here i will say that way house officials continue to tell me that president biden, he has all of this experience in washington. and that is where he's leaning on to get him through the next
few weeks. >> you're thinking, where we heard those names? senator manchin and senator sinema before. oh yeah every night on this broadcast, for the last several weeks. i cannot thank the members of our starting line enough. for starting off our conversation tonight. you militia, claire, robert, greatly appreciated. coming up for, us our friends eugene robinson into miller standing by, to talk about what new polling on the presidents agenda should mean, for democrats and their messaging. also, considering it's democrats who have stalled their own presidents agenda. in later, one of our nations leading vaccine experts, tells us everything we need to know about a new study, on mixing and matching vaccine brands. which so many people have been asking about. all of it and more, as the 11th hour is just getting underway. on this wednesday night, in view of the white house, west wing. view of the white house, wes wing
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slogan repeated across ads in the series. it's a lot to talk about, and here with us to do just that, eugene robinson, pulitzer prize-winning columnist from the washington post. and tim miller, -- former communications director for jeff bush. gentlemen, welcome. you both have the west words, it's just that the polish turk committee hasn't seller settled on to mueller's work yet, we're gonna get. they're speaking of your words tim, i'm gonna quote from what you wrote for the bulwark. there is been no evidence to date that democrats have a coordinated or even on coordinated plan to sell this legislation. if anything, they are playing into the republicans hands by litigating the top line spending number, rather than the more popular particulars of the bill. tim, what you're describing has a technical, political term for it, and it's called i believe, pills piss poor messaging. >> yeah, i mean i wish i didn't
have to say it brian, but it's just reality. and some of these -- so, maybe it'll be a task, i don't know. but here's the thing, the message coming from the republicans, if you look at that article in the washington post you laid out, it's very simple. socialism, big government, and inflation. everybody can get it, they don't even know what's in the bill, to understand the criticism of it. it might be bad faith. it might be bs. but that doesn't matter, we're talking about trying to win elections here. we can quibble over the particulars of the bill later. but we're just talking about the pr in the politics. the republicans message is clear, the democrats message, it is what? i just don't know. i don't think that your viewers know. the because right now they're arguing over with three should be 3.5 billion, to 1.5 billion? those are the numbers i keep coming up. family leave doesn't get seem
to get message that mud, child tax credits doesn't seem to get masses that much. -- match inflation and socialism, and say we are passing this bill and we're selling it. it's gonna bring fairness, it's gonna help working people. whatever it is. the genius he had the diocese he can come up with it. we need three points to let people know what the proactive messages here, and right now i'm just not seeing it. >> eugene, indeed. television viewers see a soundbite from jayapal that snipes ad manchin, and they see manchin getting chased into another elevator but as long as he's on television, that given day, that's okay. they hear words like reconciliation, that means nothing. we haven't seen a bridge, a wi-fi connection, or an airport, so do you reckon jean, this will change at all before the new deadline, which is halloween to pass
infrastructure? >> well, i think it had better -- unless they sell a deal differently. and you know, what tim said, basically, they need to sell the particulars of the bill, which are outrageously popular. which people like. and they need to pick two or three of them, and just talk about those things. don't try to talk about 15 things. talk about two or three things. and guess what, you could even in subsidiary messages, you could even highlight different parts, when you're talking to your home audience, in your state. that might like some other party. in california, people might be more concerned about climate change provisions, so when representative from california's you can talk about that. but in terms of the national
dialogue they need to focus on the particulars of the bill, keep it simple, and punchy. and talk about that. this debate over 1.5 versus 3.5, these are largely imaginary numbers, that mean nothing to anybody. their big numbers. stop talking about the big numbers, argue about that behind closed doors. talk about the bill. >> tim, indeed. the air campaign should be on the air in all 50 states, with customized ads. as we've discussed on this broadcast, groups like the lincoln project are doing the tv ads, democrats are incapable of making. there are on the air in the virginia governor's race, do you think, tim, the democrats will eventually get out of their own way? >> i hope so. and i think that the chief point is right about the particular of the bills, this
is not about coming up with a fancy slogan, and going to madison avenue, or calling -- that's not what this is. this is about, identifying what these popular policies are, paid family leave, etc, and selling. them look at obama care in 22 -- thousand nine as a lesson. for some reason the democrats have taken a lesson from that, they didn't go big enough, they didn't do enough they'd into as much as they could've. maybe that's a good lesson for progressive activists. but maybe for -- the less and needed to be -- stain on your parents health care until your 25 was popular. affordable care effect is a term is unpopular. obamacare was even more popular. maybe there was some racism there, maybe there was some bad things on the right for why that was the case. but that was the reality, and they got crushed in the 2010. so the lesson from that, is to pick a particular's, like the proulx -- and sell that, and sell it, and sell it, and sell it, for the
next 14 months. half the time they do it, and i hope to get out of the way into. it but they're just not right now. >> to our viewers, the good news is both these generals have agreed to stay round. we are gonna continue or our conversation with the news are democrats, trouble going on. trump doing his best to hurt republicans and who's going to explain this to him? explain this to him?
trump maybe they decided favorite to lead the republican party through the midterms, and on to victory in 2024, but he sure seems to be doing his very best, right about now, to keep republican voters at home. the former president was out with this statement today, quote, if we don't solve the presidential election fraud of 2020, which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented, republicans will not be voting in the 22 or 24. it is the single most important thing for republicans to do. thankfully still with us, eugene robinson, and tim miller. tim, who's gonna tell him? >> well, i'm really torn on this wooden brian, because i want donald trump to go away more than anybody else, possibly. but, he's the best thing that the democrats have going right now, keeping him around, with
statements like that for the midterms. that is a person that is certifiably insane, he is completely lost his grip on reality, if he ever had any at any point. look, he obviously we saw the results in georgia, the republicans won in the first run, in november, in both seats, they lost in january. they can only blame donald trump for those two seats. -- we and so, he's looking for a repeat i guess. i think it's because he wants everyone to feel like they need him, and he just desires to be needed so badly. the best way to prove that your needed is to a point that they lose without you. >> eugene, i got one for you. i'm gonna play for you part of adam shift, on this and network earlier today, we'll discuss on the other side. >> i do think though, as time goes by, it will become increasingly clear, as we gain more perspective on the last
four years, americans will come to realize what it is asterisk presidency it was. how many people needlessly lost their lives during the pandemic because of his narcissism, and incompetence. but also, how is daily dose of violent poison in the american politics, turn american against american, and they will not want to go back to that. >> eugene, let's discuss while exhorting tough love, as we like to do. one of the words he chose, there was americans will realize, these are times of consequences. that is wishful thinking. which donald trump, makes a sport of eating for breakfast, along with anything else nearby. what about consequences, eugene? >> well, there are two have to be consequences, consequences for january six, for example. and, there have to be
consequences for the disastrous, it's a good word that adam confuses, disastrous, four years under donald trump. but, i do agree with him that politically speaking, donald trump's reappearance is the best thing the democrats could have happened, we're at a time when they don't have their act quite together. but because one thing that drives -- a referendum on donald trump. and the other night he had some nice things to saying about terry mcauliffe's opponent, -- glenn youngkin. i am surprised they haven't already seen a mcauliffe ad featuring that soundbite. we i hope i see one soon. because the race is close, a lot of people thought it would
be, but one thing that motivates people, it motivates people pro and con, but more can, is donald trump. this is a devils bargain, republican party has made. it may, i ultimately sink the ship, but will have to. see th it is so rare. eugene robinson and tim miller, for the winds and. night great thanks to two friends of this broadcast, for coming on and engaging in our conversation. coming up for us, what's you watch for, as the fta and its methodical way, makes key decisions on booster shots, and mixing and matching vaccine brands. when we come back. g vaccin brands when we come back. when we come back. oises, horns beeping,) (engines revving, cars hitting one another.) (sfx: continued vehicle calamity.)
americans will have gotten their booster shot. including about 3 million just in the last week. we have the vaccine supply, and we will be ready to hit the ground running, as soon as any additional boosters are authorized. >> ahead of this week's fda visor-y meetings on recommending moderna in j&j booster shots, in new clinical study shows, mixing and matching vaccine boosters by brand, is safe and effective, turns out it's fine, back with, us dr. peter hotez, he's a vaccine scientist working with a team to develop a low cost vaccine for global distribution,
go director for the center for vaccine development, and texas children,'s also happens to be in a spare, time dean of the national school of tropical medicine at baylor college of medicine, dr., here's the scene i have witnessed, a guy goes into a walgreens, and says, i am a returner recipient, do you have moderna boosters, the woman behind the counter says no just pfizer. guy walks out. so the new guidance is going to, be no go ahead, any brand is better than no booster, am i correct about that? >> yes that's probably the case brian, but the truth, is as you heard from jeff in the united states, anyway, there's no limit to the amount of vaccine that we have available, they should all should be available in abundance, and so all things being equal, i would tend to err in the side of trying to stick with the side vaccine, dose because will be more data available, more safety data, more effectiveness, data if you have no other choices, yes sure
go ahead,. mixing and matching, the one thing that came out with one of the studies, today that was published in the mid archive, is it showed possibly that if you got the j&j vaccine, the amount of virus neutralizing in a body with the second dose of j&j was lower, compared to either the 2 am and our vaccines, and you're seeing a lot of press saying that it's not as good as getting an eminent are a's a boost. i had pushback on that a little bit, because the way it, it was a small study number one, and secondly, the way these virus vector vaccines, work like the j&j vaccine, the amount of antibody tends to go up over time. and they stop that study it looked like after 29 days. where is in the early studies, you could show that it started to really go up after 30 40 50 even 70 days. so i think we have to correct
that misunderstanding, that's out there, in the press, and also, with the j&j vaccine, you get a lot of very strong t cell responses which were measured. so i think it's important that we don't shut the door prematurely on the j&j vaccine. >> thank you for all of, that i just learned a bunch of that information for the first time. i want to play for you some comments today from doctor wilenski, the director of the cdc, we will discuss on the other side. >> despite the recent decrease in cases, most communities across the country are still experiencing substantial to high levels of community transmission, and we're certainly not in a place, where cases are in a control area. >> so doctor you know how this, works people here on the news that the news is, good the hospitalizations are down, the daily death toll is stabilizing somewhat, though it's still outrageously high. she, it's her job, to worry about communities spread.
how about a state like the state you are in, now texas, how about your region like, the northeast, communities spread is a scary term. as we head into the winter season. >> you know brian, we are not out of this by any means, nationally we're still at a pretty screaming high level of transmission, more than a year ago you said that we had 90,000 new cases a day, i remember when doctor fauci first predicted we could get to 100,000 new cases a day, and everyone was horrified, and that's about the level we're at right now. so it's still a significant level of transmission, yes it's going, down it's going down with a long tale. it's still going up though across the northern border, with canada, and minnesota, in parts of michigan. wyoming, and what i'm worried about is too many people are saying this is, it we're finally out of it. mother nature told us last summer, that she is going to hit us with another epidemic in the south, the following,
summary and she did that. and then we saw that big wave that came in october november december, and into january, and i think that still possible. i think a fit peak is certainly quite possible, and if it's going to happen, we may be seeing the beginnings of that across the northern part of the united states, so, unfortunately, some people are high-fiving each other saying that we vaccinated 57% of the u.s. population, i'm looking at this and saying oh my god we've only vaccinated 57% of the u.s. population, because that means 43% is unvaccinated, so there's a lot of warm water for the hurricane to passover, there's a lot of unvaccinated people. we are not even close to being out of this. yeah >> perfect way of putting it, there's also the cdc study out of arizona. they found that schools without a mask requirements, were three and a half times likelier, to have a covid outbreak, i don't
know about yale educated doctors, but i hear something like that, in i respond by saying, the u2? >> yes absolutely. we've been saying this all along, that if we really want to get our kids through the school, year through in-person, classes which everybody understands the importance, of you have to put the policies in place, to make the students in the teachers successful, and it's not that complicated. everyone who walks into the school, who is eligible, has to be vaccinated, and everyone who walks into the school has to have a mask, on with the possible exception of some of the special needs, kids who can't handle masks, but everyone has to be, mast everyone has to be vaccinated. then we can get our kids through the school year, if we don't we've already seen what happens. that they shut down a lot of schools prematurely, because so many kids get covid. >> doctor peter hotez, you're always so generous with your. time thank you so much for taking our questions tonight. in every time you appear.
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president is hoping to take the kinks out of the supply chain in time for holiday gift giving. to which the supply chain responded, good luck with that. the port of los angeles will now run 24/7. presidents calling on the private sector to pitch in and help out as well. but there are real questions about whether it's enough to make a difference. we get our report tonight from corresponded, miguel our guest, in los angeles. >> tonight, the l.a. traffic jam, creating shipping gridlock across the nation. facing the crush of cargo,
parked it backed up for miles and for months. the white house meeting today, with some of the country's largest shipping carriers and authorities at the ports of los angeles and long beach. announcing operations here will run 24/7, to ease the massive backlog. >> today's announcement has the potential to be a game-changer. i say potential. because all of these squads won't move by themselves. >> the complex delays that the nation's busiest ports, accounting for 40% of than container traffic, affects consumers from coast to coast. bins filled with everyday products, from electronics, to apparel. may not make it on to store shelves or front porch is in time for the holidays. at lay in go, there's demand, but little supply. >> everything has been breaking down, we are trying to be resilient, which we always are a small businesses. but it's affecting us being able to do our job. >> products aren't just harder to get, but more expensive.
inflation at a 13 year high. prices for beef and bacon, used cars, a gas, even furniture, all a double digits. the social security administration announcing its largest coast cost of living adjustment in nearly 40 years. >> you ever see a backlog like? this >> never. >> we've never seen anything like. this >> to help the bottleneck, the white house says the law offshore crewmen has agreed to work or over on the clock. walmart, fedex, and ups, also committing to work off peak hours. with other major retail of layers to follow suit. >> everything we're seeing today, was induced by the pandemic, right now we're on track to handle 20 million container units in southern california. we've never handled anything close to. that >> to help ensure selves our stocks and deliveries to arrived. -- putting move parcels from ports across rails and highways must always also be secure. fast-tracking the tangled web
of trans-pacific, and cross-country shipping, a monumental task. >> when something like the python trying to swallow the alligator, that's the kind of volume that we're trying to send through our ports right. now >> tonight, the promise of progress at some of the nation's busiest ports, as the country hopes officials can deliver. >> officials tell us there's more than 60 of these massive cargo ships out at sea, it cups takes a couple of dates to out and unload each ones. the backlog won't be clear until the middle of next summer. the >> good imagery there with a python in the alligator, something to remember come christmas time. with our thanks to miguel -- almaguer, from the port of l.a.. coming up for us, the story people didn't oneness to talk about with you here tonight. t.
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earlier today a bunch of people in the judgmental said self, righteous, sanctimonious corner of twitter. which is about 90% of twitter, were saying things like if you people in the new speediest penned anytime covering the celebrity going into space on a billionaires rocket, that spent time you're not spending on the attack on our democracy. couple of things here, first off, everybody calm down. also, have some respect for our audience. this is why newspapers have sections, it's why we have deserts. this is a story about a new era
of space travel, no truth no different than the first automobile or passenger jet. today, a 90 year old man, a household name and an icon at that, was moved to tears by what he saw inexperienced. only 597 humans have ever been to space. there are ten of them orbiting the earth tonight's. but until today, william shatner who will be forever associate with space, hadn't been to space himself. and to say it changed him, is an understatement. >> we are going to thousand miles an hour, so you're to 50 miles to get through the blue. and then you're into black. you know, it's mysterious and galaxies and things. but what you see is black. and what you see, down there, is light. >> welcome to space. >> so much larger than me and
life, it hasn't got anything to do -- it has to do with the enormity and the quickness and this suddenness of life and death. the moment you see how vulnerable, the vulnerability of everything. -- this air, which is keeping us alive is thinner than your skin, it's a sliver, it's a measurably small when you think in terms of the universe. but you have given me, is the most profound experience i could've asked. so, i am so filled with emotion about what just happened, it's extraordinary. i hope i never recover from this. i hope that i can maintain when
i can feel now. i don't want to lose it. >> at the age of 90, captain kirk to take us off the air tonight. and our coverage of the attack on our democracy will now continue. that is our broadcast for this wednesday evening, with our thanks to you, for being here with us. on behalf of all our colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. news, goodnight. tonight on all in. big news from the january six committee, and the man at the heart of donald trump's coup attempt, in the justice department. >> he's an essential person in this saga, and at some point, his testimony is going to be obtained. >> plus how federal judges are stepping up and leading the way of prosecution of january six
insurrectionists. then, the white house addresses the shortage of everything. >> today we have some good news that help speed up the delivery of goods all across america. tonight from back to ports to fights on planes, two workers walking off. jobs americas surge for a new post pandemic normal. all that in the washington football team cheerleaders, still seeking justice, in the wake of john -- >> it's my time, that this was exposed, in the nfl takes action. >> went all in starts right now. >> good evening from new york, i'm chris, say is just hours ago the january six select committee issued a brand-new subpoena, this one for trump justice department official jeffrey clark. we've talked about clark before in this program. he is a key figure. clay's a lifelong republican lawyer, served in pride's practice in the george w. bush doj,ng