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lawyers to dig into. >> all of that is relevant in this lawsuit. because the protesters who were hurt by the trump security people, were protesting his position on exactly these issues. tim bryan, thank you very much for joining us. we appreciate. at the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. bria williams starts now. well good evening, once again day 268 of the biden administration, and we begin tonight with the breaking news we've been covering this evening. on former president bill clinton, he's hospitalized tonight in california and, at the university of california or vine medical center. a spokesman for the former presidents released a statement tonight, it reads quote, on tuesday evening, president clinton was admitted to ucla medical center to receive treatment for a non covid related infection. he is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care. clinton's doctor says he's been
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continuously monitored, and is responding well to antibiotics the, california-based medical team has been in content constant communication with the new york team. including his cardiologist. president clinton a long time harsh patient of course, is 75 years old, will have more later on what's known about the former presidents condition. in the meantime, some of the news of this day includes the bipartisan house committee investigating the january 6th attack on the capitol. escalating their effort to enforce a subpoena issued to trump, lieutenant steve bannon. trump has urged his allies not to cooperate with lawmakers, bannon has fallen in line, for refusing to to submit requested documents. and today he was a no-show for a scheduled deposition before the house select committee. today the panel announced in a move to hold bannon in criminal come to a tenth. more on that later. the church committee chairman -- bennie thompson of mississippi today, warned that witnesses
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who try to stonewall the committee will not succeed. >> we think, steve bannon, has information that's jermaine to what's happened on january six. and if he refuses the subpoena, like we expect him to continue to do, them were left with no other choice. there are other things available to us, but we think the criminal gets us to where we need to be, in the shortest period of time. >> thompson says the committee will vote to approve the contempt charge on tuesday. then comes the vote by the full house. if that passes, it goes to the justice department, it will be out to the attorney general merrick garland to decide on prosecution. those are broad strokes of the process of course, it could be drawn out by legal challenges or other actions. could go to a four trial. appeals could dried out for years. and steve bannon knows that.
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house members have also subpoenaed other former trump officials for deposition. ex panic panic on official kash patel, mark meadows, his deputy dance to be no, they were set to do to appear today and tomorrow, they've all been given short postponements by the committee. former president has related, referring to what he calls the an select committee, and said quote, they should hold themselves in criminal content. tonight, committee chairman thompson said this about whether donald trump will be subpoenaed. >> a former president trump thinks he can get away with what happened on january six, by being cute with his press releases. then, he has another thing coming. nobody is off limits to a subpoena from this committee. >> trump is facing a more immediate legal issue however, in his home state. monday he'll be giving a videotape this deposition at trump tower, in your cake court
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case. a lawsuit stemming from a september 2015 into this incident. the suit was filed by demonstrators who say they were roughed up by his security guards, outside of trump towers. a lawyer for trump did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news, this suit is at least as -- pending against the former president. meanwhile, democrats are playing to make another effort to try to break the gop filibuster on voting rights legislation. senate majority leader chuck schumer has said a test vote for wednesday, to open debate. this puts pressure on wait for it, senator joe manchin, who helped write a version of the bill. he had hoped would win over the ten republicans it would need to stay alive. >> i hope that joe manchin has done what he said he would do, and that's to bring along ten republicans that will vote to allow the debate to go forward.
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if he doesn't, we are going to have to get around this filibuster. >> also tonight, there are major developments on the vaccine booster front, as you may have heard, an fda advisory panel has recommended emergency use authorization of a third dose of moderna's vaccine. for folks over 75 and people younger who are at high risk. there is more breaking news as well, involving the texas law that essentially bans all abortions after six weeks. tonight the fifth circuit court of appeal, most conservative in the country, had another chance to hold it off and they did not. by a 2 to 1 ruling, they have let it stand. meaning, the most restrictive abortion law in the land remains in the state of texas. with all that, it's time to bring in our starting line for this thursday night, uni jean daniels, white house correspondent -- coauthor of each day's -- kimberly atkins stork,
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previously w b are in the boston herald, now womanist -- and barbara mcclain, veteran federal prosecutor and former u.s. attorney for the eastern district of michigan, worked with the doj during the biden transmit sedition. she is a professor at the alma mater university of michigan. she and kimberly make up 50% of the podcast, sisters in law. along with joyce vance and join joy wine-banks. >> good evening and welcome to you all. counselor, welcome indeed -- i didn't bring a cup bucket of cold water to this conversation intentionally, but i heard this business of a criminal contempt complaint. explain today. last time it happened in the house was in 1983. it's gotta be voted on by the attorney in the district of columbia. then maybe to a grand jury, then maybe to a ju trial, the
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house with select a trial lawyer to represent them at trial. then maybe, to a series of appeals. and barb, it sure sounds like we're talking about years and not months, are we close to right on that? >> i agree with you brian, it seems to be that strategically, if what the committee really wanted to hear was complain at compliance with the subpoena, the better course maybe to go the civil route. to get the judge to order compliance. and then bannon could be held in contempt of the court order and jailed civilly as a method of enticing his compliance, for up to 18 months. that could all have been pretty quickly. instead he by going the criminal route, it seems to me that they may be saying we're willing to sacrifice a testimony of steve bannon, because we want to make a statement here and take a stand. we hope that the deterrent effect of his criminal prosecution, and perhaps imprisonment, will cause all of these other witnesses to comply. so that might be the strategy that they're implying. >> perhaps will get an explanation from someone close to the committee.
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kimberly, you are a storyteller by trade. and a lawyer in your spare time. so i want to ask you about this one six committee, they have the burden of storytelling on their side. they have the burden of reminding americans just how critical a day this was. just one assault our democracy was under. well things like this ban in matter tripped him up? slow them up? solely that kind of clear storytelling? well it doesn't have to >> i think that barb is absolutely right, that clearly other people who they are seeking cooperation from or at least talking with the committee. moving forward, there are getting a little extra time to decide to come in and how exactly they will do that. and i think that steve bannon is an example here. i think the committee very much,
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just as much as it is task to get to the bottom and compel the testimony of the relevant witnesses, it is compelled to, the reason that it is there, is to paint the picture for the american public about what's happened, would all the causes that led up to january six were. and what action should happen as a result. and they have to be storytellers in, that sense, in order to paint that very, very clear picture. on the other hand, steve bannon may very well use this as an opportunity to paint himself as some sort of political victim. that this is just a quote unquote, witch hunt. going after former president trump and his allies. and use that as some sort of political's fuel, for whatever endeavor he or the former president has. next whether it's 2024, or something else. so i think both sides here think that this could be an advantage in messaging. in one form or another.
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the difference is, this comes with real criminal penalties. it may take a long time but they're serious. if steve bannon is willing to put that risk on the line, in service to the former president, that's his choice to make. >>eems to me from our birch, that the biden white house is the kind of methodically documents, when the former trump white house comes back and says oh no that's privileged. they are saying, what i think are two lawyers in the segment would agree with, and that is, that's not a thing absent national security grounds if that's if your former president. do you have the feeling that their goal is to get as much sunlight on what was taking place in the trump white house, one six before and after as possible? >> no, i think that's right. one thing that this white house is making very clear to donald
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trump and anyone who worked for donald trump, is that the privilege, executive privilege, doesn't continue with you when you walk out the door. it remains with the office, not with a human being. that's something that he's learning. and, jen psaki, the press secretary has said over and over to us, in the press room that they want to find out what happened on january 6th. not just because, they are the other campaign, that was a part of these election. but more importantly, because it's about the democracy. and when you talk to them about them beside that he seems, they feel that way even more strongly. that this was a scary day, a dark day for democracy. where we keep hearing from folks in the white house. they want to make sure that this january six committee has as much information as possible. now, it could be -- there is a possibility that they will at some point they don't rave the executive privilege. they have said that they are doing this by case by case
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basis. it's hard to see what they'll be trying to protect, but i think most of the things that they're gonna start doing is continuing this process, letting things out as much as they possibly can. especially around january 6th. now, if there are other investigations about the white house they will then make their decision there. but i think on the january six committee, they are probably going to allow most, if not all, of the request go right on through. >> barbara mcquade, back to you, and the subject is now abortions. most conservative of the regional federal courts in our country. has ignored the last missive from the doj meaning, the texas law stands. barb, did this change anything materially beyond of course the immediate needs of women in the state of texas, did this materially put this on an evil fight even faster track for the full supreme court? >> well, this was kind of a
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necessary next step, i don't think it's surprising to anybody in light of the fact that the same court ruled administratively about a week ago. that said that they were going to stop the order by the district court, that was putting an injunction on the enforcement of the abortion ban in texas. and this is the same fifth circuit correct that back in september suited to that district court case and said we are going to enforce this law, let this stay in the books while all this lease litigated. so no surprise. keep in mind brian, how extraordinary it is that we are in this posture. we have got standing president, road versus weight on the books almost 50 years. if the u.s. supreme court wants to overrule that, it has the power to do that. but the court of appeals, the fifth circuit, one of those intermediate courts of appeals, does not have the authority to overrule supreme court precedent. so these states that they're invoking to allow the law to stay in effect, and the
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constitutional roots to be violated, while this is pending, is really quite extraordinary. >> kim, on a human level, what does this mean for not just the women in texas, but the women in similarly minded states? are we looking at what is in effect, two nations were choices concerned? >> we are, and we have been for sometime. we keep in mind that, we've been paying a lot of attention to this texas law because it is so restrictive, the most restrictive in the country, the supreme court is taking up a lot of mississippi which is nearly as restrictive. but there have been bans in place in states, restrictive abortion laws, for the past several years that have been imposed by republican-led legislators. that have been slowly creating this two tiered system, where people with means, people with privilege still have access to safe abortions, and people who have poor, people who tend to
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be black or brown, disproportionally get more adores propose abortions for a host of reasons, economic reasons to look just lack of adequate health care. and higher prevalence of pregnancy related complications. are less -- have less access to it. if you look at places like missouri, the only place where abortions have been carried out for years is in st. louis. if you live outside of that area you have to travel to get it. and so, we have been seeing this creeping up for a long time. this two tiered system. that is only getting worse, even if the supreme court overrules it and strikes down road be weighed will still have that to be tiered system for some folks. that will remain an accessible and for some it will be out of reach and perhaps with deadly consequences. >> you jane, i say the toughest question for you, only because there may not be any solely reporting on it. and it has to do with this test vote, six days from now, that
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schumer has called on voting rights. is there a plan b in the biden white house, if they put something up in a fails? >> no. there doesn't seem to be. and the reason is because there is only plan a, right? there is nothing -- if there was something that this white house this president could do, could sign, to put federal vote legislation back on the map, to put some more -- into the civil rights legislation. they would've already done it. even though, vice president kamala harris has been working on this issue, a lot of what the white house knows its ability, the ability that it has, is to pressure. outside pressure, use other groups to then do pressure on the senate. because something that president biden has not said is that he is open to getting rid of the filibuster, even just for voting rights. we heard the over and over, civil rights leaders that that
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is what they want to see. the president has not saat so until the t does that, pressures se whatever moderates might also not agree to the filibuster at this point, then there's almost nothing that can be done. i think that is what is frustrating. voting rights advocates. because they see the president having all of these meetings, all over the country, twist arms for infrastructure, for the care economy. and not doing the exact same thing for voting rights. even though he calls it, he says there's an existential threat to the country, -- i think, you have the president saying one thing and then seemingly not doing another. there's not a lot of hope that this is going this test vote is going to do anything. more importantly, that it's going to lead the administration to do anything because there's not much that they can do. >> eugene daniels, kimberly and
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kids, barbara mcquade, our thanks to our starting line for taking all of our questions on a thursday night. coming up for us, a consequential off here election that's being closely watched, and while trump is in on the ballot, he of course is a factor. our political experts here to talk about what's at stake in the race that so many of you, it's an important test for democrats and republicans. date later doctor vin gupta breaking down everything we need to know about today's recommendation from the fda on boosters. and the latest information on former president clinton, hospitalized in california tonight. all of it at as the 11th hour is just getting underway. on this thursday evening, overlooking the u.s. capitol. evening overlooking the u.s. capitol ♪ this is how we do it ♪ (tools drop) (squeaking sound) ♪ this is how we do it ♪ turns out, montell jordan knows how to do almost everything.
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extraordinary insecurity and weakness. any one of these people shouldn't need a subpoena at all. as an american, as a patriot, as a citizen, who suffered the insurrection, it was not an aquatic on democrats in congress, it was an attack on the entire government. including the republicans and including the vice president. >> congresswoman madeleine dean, democrat of pennsylvania, refusing of trump allies refusing to comply with the january six committee -- wonder they have to hide? back with us tonight, don galloway, democratic strategist, founder of the national voter -- and mark mckinnon former advisor to both, george w. bush and john mccain. he is among the cohost of the circus on showtime. gentlemen, good evening to you
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both. mr. mackinnon just to show you that i am never above a shameless plug, we're going to preview sunday nights episode of the circus, by running a snippet of a conversation. mr. heilemann had with mr. schiff of california, will discuss on the other side. >> we need to get answers to how this attack on the tech capitol took place, why it took place, what we protect the country going forward. and frankly, what was the presidents role, before during and after the insurrection. do we need every tool to get answers, and i think the answer is yes. >> of course because it's the circus, the interview had to be shot in a restaurant or bar, but i digress. mark, what do you make of what schiff just said there? and where are we gonna see consequences? >> well, i think it's pretty clear now that the committee intends to not only issue subpoenas, but in for subpoenas. the question is -- it's also clear that any of
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trump's allies, including a specially ban and -- they see it as a badge of honor. they're also recognize that there's not much teeth in the current subpoena as drawn out by congress. and i think that's gotta change, by the way, in the future. the band's gonna draw this out over months and months, the criminal pell until she's our only up to coequential. i think banned in our company are just gonna flout this, again, the more they do this the more they said this wrong or they are in trump's eyes. i expect that stephen and is proud to have a subpoena, and his bragging about it. but, i do think that the democrats are finally dropping the hammer and laying out the subpoenas, and they're gonna push it to the law which they need to do. >> don, what does the committee need to do, this is a two-pronged question really, to be legit in the eyes of americans? and legit in the eyes of worried democrats?
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>> that's a great question brian, that's a great two questions if you will. i think the first thing they need to do, -- task to be ready to use the authority that he has in the form of subpoenas and civil or potentially criminal -- i know he strong enough of a leader to be willing to do that, but he's gotta communicate to the american people that yes he's willing to do that. last week, you had me on and i got beat above your twitter followers by saying we shouldn't do that. i wasn't saying democrats should enforce, it i was saying we should understand that that probably comes with serious political consequences. then again, i have to remind myself, that political consequences would be suffered by that middle age, white man voter who has all -- the democratic party. and therefore, we shouldn't be chasing this unicorn of a voter so that we haven't had since 1960. so bay tops it has to be strong, and be prepared to enforce -- our only as strong as the teeth
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they have. democrats have got to make it very clear that we're willing to go stronger. i think that answer both prongs of your question, brian. >> yes, by the way in a twitter fight, my money is on you don't, on any day. mark, let's make a transition in topic over to these development tonight, the last hurdle has been taken down, meaning in texas the most restrictive law of the land is in forcing that state. do you have any read on where texas voters, male and female, both parties, or on this? >> well, brian, texas is the tepid tip of the spear if you're on all republican legislation, that is going as far right as possibly we see it on voting rights, we see it on abortion, we see it on guns -- the question is when does the pendulum swing too far. and when you talk about vigilante justice, when a woman's dealing with one of the texas toughest assertions in her life, i think that that's
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way over the line for a lot of people, including and especially women in texas. that is just way beyond would anybody anticipated, i think. i think that it's been a convenient talking point for republicans and primaries, i don't think anybody really expected this sort of, -- but this sort of law to go in place and be so restrictive and have people, vigilante justice on the part of citizens. to get people to court. so i think there's gonna be real repercussions from this, brian. even if you look at ron desantis on florida, who looked at the law and said this might be a bridge too far. if desantis is saying is to a bridge too far, it's probably a bridge too far. >> both of these gentlemen are sticking with us, we're going to take a break, coming up when we can convert our conversation. we'll talk about the effect of trump and trumpism on this widely watched virginia governor's race and how it just might backfire, for the party
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game-changer. it was one of the sentence things i've ever seen. at a rally, hosted by sea bannon, they started off by doing pledge of allegiance, to a flag, that was appear on january six, for the insurrection. that alone is disqualifying. >> so that happened last night, supporters of republican glenn
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youngkin also called the insurrection of peaceful protests, that's will remember for one six, correct. a reminder that american flags were used as weapons on january six, two assault police officers. for his part, the republican candidate for governor in the commonwealth of virginia, issued a statement calling it quote, weird and wrong to pledge allegiance to a flag connected with january six. still with us or don calloway and mark mckinnon. hey mark, i want to get your reaction, the candidates stayed away, from this rally, for the republican ticket in virginia. donald trump calls into the rally, and they pull the stun with the flag. and we all remember what's flag and flagpoles were used for on this day. does this go into the unforced error category? >> sure does brian, this just testifies to the problem the republicans really have with
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trump still on the radar screen. youngkin, in this race, absent trump, and given biden standings, would actually probably be doing pretty. well this whole campaign, has been youngkin trying to avoid any attachment to trump. and he's done a pretty good job of hanging trump around his neck. this race is a really good example of how trump is problematic for the future of the party. absent, trump youngkin would maybe be running away with this race. but given trump's baggage in the anchors he puts on the candidates, it's a problem. and it's going to continue to be until trump is out of the picture. >> as you will, know the new polling out of fox news today, has mcauliffe a 51, youngkin 46. the democrats are bringing in the big artillery. they're not fooling around, so they're flying in obama, pelosi, abrams out of georgia. dr. jill biden will be there,
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joe biden has already visited, keisha lance bottoms, the mayor of atlanta, mark explained to folks, why a gubernatorial off year election, in the commonwealth of virginia is a high stakes is going to make hue news, brian whichever way, echoes people will say this a harbinger of what's going to be for 2020, to it's interesting to see that mcauliffe is pulling in all the democrats, and youngkin is running away from trump. and one of the things that poll shows, which i think is, interesting is that democrats, despite difficulty right, now in congress, with the president and with the congress, are still ten points more popular than republicans are in virginia. it's a democratic leaning state right, now and if mcauliffe can take advantage of, that bring in the troops, galvanize the democrats in the state, who are still pretty positive about biden, that's the game for mcauliffe, but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter, the
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only thing that's going to matter is who, winds because if mcauliffe, winds it's going to be a big win for biden, and if youngkin win, it's going to be a big win for trump. >> by the way to our viewers who might wonder of don calloway is in the witness protection program, he's having some wi-fi issues, and we're trying to get a stronger signal out of him. so he can hear us and vice versa. don, there you, are think goodness, we were worried about you. i want to play for you, an exchange between our friend andrea mitchell, and terry mcauliffe, we're going to talk about its significance on the other side. >> if i ever run in the show, here i get everybody in a room. what >> do you want joe biden? ado >> let's get everybody in the, room locked the door, what do you need, what do you. need let's get this thing done. >> todd explained to folks watching, who might wonder, okay so you are running for governor of west virginia, why so much talk about the president, congressional democrats, filibuster. why talk about the process
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inside congress? >> because you want to show expertise. in a post trump world where people are trying to get back to some normalized version of american leadership, you want to elect people who can demonstrate some knowledge of what's going on. unfortunately, those issues on some mackerel leveller probably jermaine to virginia, but unfortunately the average person watching, him perform right, there does not know that these are not virginia issues. it probably doesn't make the distinguish between virginia political problems in washington d.c. political problems. even though the towns are just 90 minutes apart. what they're looking for his expertise, and he is a, pro he knows how to sound, spread because he is a smart, guy he he knows how to sound competent but is still related. but i know it's a weird moment to get his expertise on whatever is happening with the biden administration, but we also have to remember it's a democratic insider. so these conversations that are happening on capitol hill, these conversations that are happening within the administration, are certainly
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come across, because he's a very substantial democratic fund-raiser, in addition to being a democratic electric official, he's a unique dude. but i think it's incumbent upon me to, say that youngkin is a republican, his commercials here in the area never say that word, as well as the young man running, i believe in transparency in policy, so i figured i put it out. they're >> there you have, it that's why we're so happy to have you back. don calloway, marc mckenna, gentlemen, we'll keep doing this again, because you're both friends of this broadcast. thank you so much very much for staying up with. us coming, up a rare unanimous decision, about a booster shot. and another big decision is on the, way from the feds, doctor vin gupta is taking our questions, he's standing, by will be right back with him. ons, he's standing, by will be right back with him.
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the fda, is reviewing data on moderna and johnson & johnson boosters, we expect a final decision from the fda, and the
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centers for disease control and prevention, the cdc. in the next couple of weeks, already, more than one out of three eligible seniors have gotten their third shot. they're free, available and convenient to get. >> so an fda panel has approved moderna's booster shot, for those who qualify tomorrow they move on to consider j&j. a larger question remains, about whether boosters are needed for all americans overeat teen. important, back with us tonight, doctor vin gupta, critical care pulmonologist in seattle, who's advised us on public health throughout this pandemic, he also happens to be on the faculty at the university of washington, institute for health metrics and evaluation, doctor, i promised our audience at the top of the, hour that we would talk to you about the condition, of former president clinton. and we will do that right before we move on to these vaccines. based on what is out there, and available, based on your
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knowledge and expertise, what do you think happened here? >> brian just looking at reporting, it looks like the former president had a year in erie tracks very infection, meaning for a however it was caused, if there was an infection in his, bladder or potentially in his kidneys and his body responded, and its response bryan's called sepsis. there's inflammation, maybe his heart rate was elevated, it sounds like some of his labs were elevated, suggesting he had this infection. often for your viewers out there anyone who's been -- they have a high fever, that's exactly what it looks like the president experienced, critically brian, early intervention is vital, so recognition of this clinical syndrome. sepsis. is vital early so we can get antibodies in, people early, which is exactly what happened. the fact that the president is awake, alert, talking, is really important, and it's going to be critical to understand asean medications to
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support his blood pressure, or easy off of those types of medications. and how quickly, that's going to dictate how quickly he gets out of the hospital and ultimately back home. >> all good questions as we noted, he's been a heart patient for almost two decades, he's 75 years old. and also, the folks around him tonight, made it known that he's walking around, joking with the staff. complaining about hospital food. all good indicators there. doc, let's pivot now, to the moderna booster, that still has to be a cdc approved before people can line up and get it. but on the, moderna, they've decided just half a dose is good enough, because of the potency of the first two shots. >> that's exactly right brian. frankly, in this is why vaccine experts on these panels are noting to media, two doses of moderna, even if your high,
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risk seem to be pretty darn good. many months. out six months, out so that's why they're saying, there's some question do we actually need the booster? they have decided to greenlight a half dose booster, i think in part for consistency purposes, my mother for example of got two doses of moderna, and she's wondering why should get the third. to avoid confusion to remain consistent, recognizing we need to be humble about the uncertainty that rides, ahead i think it's the right move, but that's the reason why the half dose was indicated, because those first two doses of moderna were a higher concentration than the first two doses of pfizer. >> i want to play something that came out of the fda panel meeting today, this is pediatrician and noted vaccine expert, doctor paul offit, and doc, i'll ask you to interpret what he's saying here on the other side. >> i think that we continue to send more messages out there, by using terms like breakthrough, and by making people feel that they're not
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protected. unless they've gotten a third. owes the problem with this country is vaccinating -- i just worry that we haven't clear redefined what the goal of this vaccine, is because if you're goal of this vaccine is to prevent symptomatic infections, that's a goal for which we've set no other vaccine. >> doctor, as i hear, that all i'm hearing is, it's so clear we need to prioritize vaccinating the unvaccinated. and breakthrough is scarier to some people, than the reality of it, is that we're about right? >> that's, right and he's exactly correct here. i assume this is a long. doctor no vaccine brian that's ever been made in history, was ever intended to prevent someone from testing positive to a contagious airborne, virus that's just not the way these vaccines protect you. against those types of pathogens, we cannot, redefine what it means to be vaccinated, and with the angle is. here is exactly, correct the
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purpose of vaccination, is to prevent serious disease, to keep you out of the hospital. if we are trying to re-defied -- that we want to protect you from mild illness heard from testing positive, we're never going to achieve that goal, we're setting ourselves up for failure. all the way, we're creating a situation where the unvaccinated, and i've heard this directly, think the vaccines don't work, we'll terrifying those who have gotten two doses, and are otherwise protected. >> we have about 45 seconds, left can you give us a quick update, and virus levels, case numbers, death toll where you are pacific northwest? >> seattle is a hub for a five state region bryan. alaska wyoming montana, idaho. you name it. what we see here in the pacific northwest and seattle, is indicative of the stress across the region, i'll say this just across the region is we're seeing across the country, 15 to 1800 americans dying day over day, over 10,000 americans
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still dying weekly, we are not through this pandemic quite, yet cold and flu is around the. corner i urge all of our, viewers to please stay vigilant, and of the winter is when we can really emerge from the safely. >> thank you for taking our questions, tonight our guest again this evening has been our, friend doctor vin gupta. coming up for us, an attempt to ease the trauma, that is still so raw, for those who were defending our capital, on one six. on on six. six. it's a sunny day. nah, a stormy day. classical music plays. um uh, brass band, new orleans. ♪ ♪ she drives hands free... along the coast. make it palm springs. ♪ cadillac is going electric. if you want to be bold, you have to go off-script. experience the all-electric cadillac lyriq.
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hill police officers. it's a welcome sight, we'll put it that way. nbc news correspondent, gary hate cast, the story tonight from washington. >> on capitol hill in washington, there are new officers and town, younger, furrier, and more easily distracted by squirrels than your typical police. meet three year old lie la, the capital police departments first-ever emotional support dog. leo joined the force this fall to. >> dogs come up to you and they're all happy, police of officers don't get a lot of people who come up to them who are happy to see them. >> good girl. i think it makes a world of difference, it does for me. >> -- but this sights and sounds of january six, are still still vivid today. >> the images, the smells, the yelling, the chaos, that day was a war zone. >> just hearing the calls for help, just hearing the locations where people who needed help. >> the two officers are among many at battling anxiety,
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depression, and lingering injuries from the attack. for responding officers from that day have also since died by suicide. capitol police now prioritize the mental health of officers. with tools like peer to peer counseling, helping cops talk to other cops about what they've experienced. overtime >> all agencies have recognized that it takes a lot more than just physical illness to have a well officer. >> heading a dog can make your whole day better. >> you are like five times as happy just talking about. it >> a new best friend for the men and women in capitol hill police blue. garrett eight, nbc news, the capital. >> who's a good dog? coming up for us, an incident from a school district in texas, that should put all school districts in, all teachers, all librarians on alert. teachers, al librarians on alert.
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thing before we go tonight, let us set the scene. for what you're about to hear. this happened in texas, which will sadly make sense in a perverse kind of way once you've heard it. you're about to hear a reporting from the south lake texas school district, where they're under pressure to police the books in the school libraries. a fourth grade teacher was reprimanded for having a book about anti-racism, for example. the district sent out an order to vet all books and avoid anything with a singular narrative that could be considered offensive. the voice you'll hear was recorded during a training session with teachers, the speaker you're going to hear is gina petty, the director of curriculum talking about the effect of this new texas law. >> we are in the middle of a political mess. and you are in the middle of a political mess. and so, we just have to do the
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best that we can. we're going to go and we're going to do, you're going to do what you do best, and that's teach kids. >> i think that swirl just terrified >> and i wish that i could take that away, i do, i can't, i just can't do that. >> you are professionals. we hired you as professionals. we trust you with her children. so, if you think the book is okay, let's let's go with it. and whatever happens, we will fight it together. we will. >> there is a lot of districts that are in the exact same spot wherein. and no one knows how to know navigate these waters, i mean, no one. from >> as you go through, just try to remember the concepts of of texas house bill 39 79, and make sure that if you have a book on the holocaust that you
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have one that has an opposing >> how do you oppose the holocaust? what? >> [inaudible] >> that's powerful stuff there, gina petty did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news. just for the record here, because these are serious times and this kind of talk is pernicious and dangerous. there is no other perspective on the holocaust. 6 million jews were rounded up and sometimes work to death, starve to death, shot, gassed, they were exterminated. any book saying otherwise, any other perspective on the holocaust has no place in our schools. it's anti-history. then again, there's been a lot
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of that going on these days. that's gonna do it for our thursday venting broadcast, with our thanks for being here with us, on behalf of all of our colleagues at the networks of nbc news. good night. networks of nbc news. good night tonight on all in. steve bannon will face the full force of the law. we >> did tell, you today is just not a rally, he'll give you his opening argument, i think eastman is up, they're throwing down. >> what we know about today's announcement of can criminal contempt proceedings, with adam shift, plus donald trump raises the, stakes in virginia. >> i hope glenn gets in there and hill street in a virginia. >> and republicans connect the insurrection to the next election. >> she's carrying an american flag, that was carried

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