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on the same date, june 12th, and if necessary, be extended beyond that date. oddly enough, north korea doesn't seem to mind all this back and forth. maybe it's how they negotiate too. so will the summit take place in two weeks? who knows. but if it does, we'll be covering it. follow us on twitter at oarichardengel. and that's all for tonight. good night from jerusalem. i'm joy reed in for lawrence o'donnell. we have breaking news on the russia investigation. just in tonight and it's something that will likely cause concern inside the trump white house and inside the immediate family of donald trump. the reporting comes to us from michael isikoff of yahoo news and the headlines gets to the point, trump's son should be concerned. fbi obtained wiretaps of a putin ally who met with trump jr. isikoff reports the fbi obtained
secret wiretaps collected by spanish police of conversations involving aleksandr torshin, a deputy governor of russia's central bank, that led to a meeting with donald trump jr. during the gun lobby's convention in may of 2016. the prosecutors saying quote just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the fbi and asked if he was concerned about aleksandr torshin's meetings with donald trump jr. and other american political cal figures, the spanish prosecutor replied, quote, mr. trump's son should be concerned. joining us on the phone is michael isikoff chief investigative reporter for yahoo news. walk us through this a little
bit, jose ginga who is investigating, how does he end up with a story involving aleksandr torshin and donald trump jr. >> he's a legendary prosecutor in spain. he spent years pros cecuting russian organized crime figures in his country. and in one of his investigations he has wiretaps placed on one of his targets, a guy who was a suspected russian mobster and money launderer and they pick up 33 conversations that romanoff their target has with aleksandr torshin the deputy governor of the russian central bank, a former leader of putin's party,
very tight with putin. and in these conversations, romanoff the suspected mobster refers to aleksandr torshin as his god father. the spanish police believe they have enough evidence against mr. torshin to arrest him when he was believed to be flying in for the birthday party of romanoff, the suspected mobster. torshin never showed, the suspicion was he got tipped off by russian officials. all this happened in 2013, he was a major target of a russian organized crime, money laundering investigation. and during this time, mr. torshin is traveling back and forth to the united states, forging these ties with various conservative organizations in this country. he's a life-time member of the nra and regularly attends its
annual conventions. he's a regular attendee at national prayer breakfasts in washington. and during the 2016 campaign we now know he was attempting to broker a summit between then-candidate trump and vladimir putin. so there was an attempt to have a meeting with trump, it never came off. the plan was to have it at the nra convention. but donald trump jr. did meet with mr. torshin during that time. so the point here is that this guy was a major russian -- target of the spanish police in money laundering investigations, who is forging all these ties with american political figures. and my only question about the revelation from mr. grinda which
i reported on, is what took the fbi so long? these wiretaps have been there since 2013. >> really quickly, michael, is there any evidence that these wiretaps that were picked up as part of the investigation, contain donald trump jr.'s voice -- >> no. no. i don't want to create any confusion about that. >> okay. >> these conversations were in 2013. >> okay. >> the meeting with donald trump jr. is not until 2016. >> so when why is -- why you write that the special counsel may be interested in this information, if it took place before donald trump was running for president? do you have any speculation or reporting on why mueller would be interested? >> this is the first hard indication that the fbi is investigating matters relating to torshin. there have been suspicions for quite some time about his ties to the nra and the massive amounts of money the nra spent
during the 2016 election. torshin had made multiple contacts through intermediaries with members of the trump campaign or people close to the trump campaign. there's multiple e-mails to that effect. so this would appear to be, at a minimum, an effort by the fbi to track all the russian efforts to penetrate the trump organization, the trump campaign, in 2016. and certainly the overtures of mr. torshin would be front and center in that. >> michael isikoff thanks very much. great reporting at yahoo news. appreciating you joining us. and joining us is david jones, coauthor of "russian roulettero and joining us is danny si val
lis. >> lots of ties stretching back to 2013. those who have been following this and your reporting know that's the year of the moscow miss universe pageant. why is this important to the story? >> we do go into more details in the book. what we've seen over the course of the campaign, and even before, are multiple russian efforts to make contact with american conservatives and with the trump campaign. they try with george papadopoulos, with carter page, with michael flynn, and we see early here this predating the campaign but leading into the campaign, a concerted effort by aleksandr torshin, who also represents a gun rights group in russia that doesn't really exist to do anything there, making common cause with gun rights groups in in america, particularly the nra and
attending things like c pac. the annual conservative gathering. he's clearly been on a russia mission to gain influence within the american conservative movement. to what end? we're not quite sure. but he moved from that operation into -- or used that operation to try to connect the trump campaign to either putin or other people in the kremlin. so this is -- you know, it shows that before the trump campaign operation started, russia was already trying to influence american politics when trump came along, they kicked it into high gear. >> danny, the word collusion is thrown around a lot but i think the word is conspiracy. you have all these players looking for entry into the trump campaign, sometimes based on relationships that paul manafort or donald trump and his family may have had. you now have rudy giuliani,
who's representing donald trump on tv or real life, it's not sure which one, he tells the associated press that trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the fbi investigation into the russian's meddling in the 2016 election. and may take it to the justice department as part of the every effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe. we're still getting foreign intelligence on the russians and others to infiltrate that campaign. is there any legal basis whatsoever for the subject of the investigation to get the classified information the way that rudy giuliani is trying to do? >> ordinarily never. the information to that a defense attorney like me could make those demands on a prosecutor before there is any discovery obligation and any indictment when there's just an investigation, the reality is the doj won't even confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.
so i think criminal defense attorneys and federal public defenders everywhere are watching rudy giuliani make these demands upon the mueller team and think this would never be entertained in my cases. and as a defense attorney, confidential sources are the bane of our clients' existence. but having said that, the notion that we can easily reveal who they are, their identities, based on a demand that is very politically motivated is a scary notion. these people who are confidential informants are risking their lives in many instances. and to demand information about them is a dangerous thing that's coming from a defense attorney. >> it can also be a crime. you have devin nunes, sworn to uphold the laws and constitution of the united states. if, in fact, he is attempting to
reveal information about classified sources with the purpose of making that public, with the purpose of burning those sources just to help the president of the united states, could that in theory be a crime? >> even the purpose to help the president of the united states, it could absolutely be a crime under the right circumstances. but beyond that as a public policy measure you will here a wa wooshing sound as all investigations go down the trains that are using confidential informants. because it will send a message that if you reveal who you are, we may just reveal who you are to the public if it serves some political advantage. >> let me come back to you for a minute david corn. it's hard to keep track of the players there's so many russians coming into the campaign. "new york times" reporting on a new michael cohen meeting, donald trump's fixer also met with a russian oligarch at trump tower 11 days before the
inauguration, he met with victor vekselberg. he discussed a mutual desire to strengthen russia's relations with the united states. and days later, michael cohen is awarded a million dollar consulting contract. he gives him $580,000. >> i'm proud of the fact that last summer we reported that vekselberg's cousin, that runs a company here and is affiliated with vekselberg's empire, gave $250,000 to the trump organizati organization, a guy who never gave $250 more to any entity and not a big republican donor. the cousin of this russian oligarch is funneling money into trump's pockets. now we learn on january 9, 2017,
three days after the intelligence community releases its assessment saying russia attacked the united states and did so to help donald trump get elected president in 2016, three days after that report comes out, michael cohen is meeting with victor vekselberg, and then three days later he gets a million dollar contract from vekselberg's cousin. it doesn't pass the smell test. there's more to be dug out, of course. vekselberg, to put the cherry on top of the sundae here, he was sanctioned by the u.s. treasury department. this is not a russian oligarch you can be proud of. >> i believe torshin is also under sanctions. >> he is. >> we have more trouble for
donald trump jr. because we have the potential involvement where the fbi obtained wiretaps on him, we have that reporting from michael isikoff and now on top of that, senator chris coop center a letter to senator chuck grassley saying he's deeply concerned that based on new information we learned this week, donald trump jr. provided false testimony to the senate judiciary committee saying he would renew his request to return. what he's talking about is testimony in which donald trump jr. was asked the following question in front of congress. did other foreign governments offer to provide assistance to the trump campaign? none that i know of. did other foreign nationals offer to provide asince answer the to the trump campaign? no. did you directly or indirectly seek foreign government or
foreign nationals assistance for the trump campaign game. no. are you aware of anyone else seeking foreign government asince answer the. >> no. and we just keep hearing more and more. >> those questions track the federal election campaign act. what they're seeking to find out is whether there were contributions of any, including in-kind services, pamphlets, anything at all from a foreign government or foreign national and if donald trump jr. appeared to answer, no, i know nothing about it, i was not involved, then he may have presented false testimony. i want to be very careful what i say here, but it sounds entirely possible. and if they're asking him to come back, they're giving him another opportunity, maybe not out of the goodness of their hearts but maybe because they want to see just how far he'll go to try and avoid trouble. or if he'll just take responsibility or what he'll do when confronted with those same
questions again. >> yeah. go on. >> i wanted to say joy in this one segment, look here, we talked about torshin, trump jr. and victor vekselberg. for those at home, this can be vexing keeping things in your head. but the bottom line remains, russia attacked the united states and while that was going on, the trump campaign tried to collude with moscow. they had secrets meeting, and then denied any of this was happening. we have to keep remembering that's the big picture trump wants to distract us from. >> that and his fixer michael cohen getting a lot of money attempting to arrange meetings with the boss. thank you both for joining us. have a great weekend. >> thank you. donald trump has proven again he isn't running the
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15,000 seasonal worker visas because the old policy was devastating american industries, like the maryland crab industry. but donald trump won't talk about that. on this issue, the trump show script hasn't changed since he came down that escalator. >> they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists. >> these aren't people. these are animals. >> when the ms-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country i referred to them as animals and guess what i always will. >> he has a presumption of responsibili responsibility nunt spontaneity, but it's rehearsed. trump huddled with jared kushner and stephen miller in the oval
office to talk immigration. trump reminded them the crowd loved his rhetoric on immigrants on the campaign trail. acting as if he were at a rally, he then read allow a few made-up hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed such as rape and murder. and then the crowds would roar when the criminals were thrown out of the country. according to the report, miller and kushner laughed. trump made up names and described potential crimes they committed such as rape and murder then the crowds would roar. that is the president of the united states in the oval office producing the trump show. it's why the president of the united states welcomes americans home from north korea with talk of television ratings.
>> i think you probably broke the all-time in history television rating for 3:00 in the morning. that i would say. >> the trump show is literally the president of the united states brainstorming about tanking the brand of america's national security apparatus. quote, trump told one ally this week that he wanted to brand the informant as a spy, believing the more nefarious term would resonate with the public and the media. now it should be noted that the trump show is only one part of the unholy trinity of the trump presidency but proven to be a very effective hand maiden to the other parts it tends to draw your focus away from the
administration of the trump show. and it enables the continuation of the third part of the trump presidency, the con. the part donald trump actually cares about the most. the part in which he's shredding the emoluments clause and enriching his family. which is how jared kushner found himself in the white house laughing at the president's act. thank you both for being here. you know, jennifer i'll start with you because the idea of donald trump having kind of three presidencies, one of which is the con we see in plain sight they're making money and grifting off the presidency. the other is hurting people. they're deporting people, separating people from their children.
basically it's stephen miller's presidency. comment on the show because the show is effective in way too because it's aimed at us, the media, opinion writers like you. >> it's both as you say artificial and deeply, deeply racist. when you get right down to it, that's what the trump campaign was about. it was appealing to working class whites and telling them their problems, economics, social were all about hispanic, all about illegal immigrants and legal immigrants. so when the administration runs out of things to do, which they have after the first year after the tax reform -- tax cuts actually. they haven't accomplished anything. when they can't get anything done internationally because the president doesn't know what he wants or how to get there. they return to their go-to. and their go-to is racism. they go to the well, hoping the american public will become e
neuroed to it. and people will say that's just the president, the way he talks. and because there's no impetus to change, no pressure from within the party or his electoral base, he'll keep doing it again and again. i suggest there's only one way to stop it, and that is at the ballot box, hispanics, young people, women, white women, who in the past have been occasional voters, young people have got to turn out and have got to vote in november. because throwing these people out is the only way you stop it. we're not going to appeal to his better side. he doesn't have a better side. we're not going to be able to have congress run oversight so long as the republicans are in charge. you have to vote these people out. i can't stress enough to my readers, to your viewers that ultimately this gets determined at the ballot box. >> it is stunning to go back and listen to the story of donald
trump sitting with his senior advise advisers, the people paid by the taxpayers, talking about immigration reminding them the crowds love it when i come up with these hispanic names and love when i say i'm going to lock them up and throw them out. and donald trump is caught berating his homeland security direct director said, donald trump wants to deliver a crack down that looks like the iraq war. he wants to do shock and awe. he doesn't realize this is world war i. it it it's trench warfare. he wants to show his supporters that he's hurting people coming into the country from south and central america. >> people at the border are, for
the most part, refugees, women and children fleeing incredible violence that's rooted by american policy that transferred, you know, a criminal gang from l.a. to central america. the fact they've created this policy where they are separating women and children, this is miller but also the chief of staff, john kelly. the challenges that people don't realize how cruel and the extent this is happening. the fact he's saying we're not going to provide shelter as we process the individuals, that is against the geneva convention. i want to go back to what jennifer said. she's right. the fact that the republicans are completely silent on this, the trump administration right now is basically creating a massive immigration reform by default. whereby 2020 if we continue down this course you're going to have daca recipients, other people currently here legally with
papers undocumented to a tune of close to a million people. that's unprecedented, joy. the fact that congress is not acting on an immigration reform -- they have plenty of bills to go to the floor but they decided to hold off because they're afraid the base won't turn out in 2018 if they do something humane is abdicating their role of leadership and letting someone rule because he likes ratings. this is more to an auto cat than a democratically elected president. >> it's effective in the sense it's hurting people but the tax cuts don't work at all -- most of it doesn't work. the pain is real for people. but one of the other things that they've been ineffective at the addm administrative part of the presidency, is the show. the wall, they get there's not
going to be a wall, they get it's a policy that's ridiculous and not going to happen. the show when donald trump says the wall and people scream and yell for it, it cows those republican members of congress you're talk about. >> that's right. he goes to california and views those mock ups of the wall, god knows what those are. he tells his crowds a lie, he says we're building the wall. we are not building a wall. the last budget prevented them from building a wall. this is not a dog whistle, it's a bull horn at this point. we've actually gotten to the point where a few -- maybe more t than a few of the so-called moderate, are trying their best to get a discharge petition for the first time in my lifetime this may succeed. this is the ability to get something onto the floor. paul ryan is deathly afrayed id this. he doesn't want to be seen as
giving in to the more moderate people. they're going to have to take a vote on the floor. my congressman, barbara comestock, one of the most have you any rabb-- vulnerable repub has not signed on. that's what people need to look at. how are they acting when the hard votes come up. >> what will activate this massive potential wave of latino voters across the country who voted almost half of their vote share at this point when you have the president building his tv show literally on the bodies of brown people, scaring his base and saying they're ms-13, they're animals. using this language and doing it so explicitly, something we haven't seen in american politics in a long time, is that what makes this a voting issue that gets young people to the
polls. >> trump was a voting issue in 2016. let's be clear, the biggest misno, ma'mi misnomer is latinos don't vote. 79 million actually went. the game is to expand the base so latinos have a fighting chance. there is such little appetite in making smart investments in the community. i can tell you they're going to vote so their families and communities are safe so they can continue living with the american dream, they are not racially profiled. the fact that acborder patrol agent racially profiled two citizens because they were speaking spanish is abhor rant. we have to make sure we're making the investments and not shy away from it. >> absolutely. the parties should be warned.
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brown says he knows his story isn't unique and he plans to use his status as an nba player to be a voice for the voiceless. >> it happens coast to coast. it's something that's being shown more now that technology has advanced. it's something that's been happening for years and stories have not been told. people's stories have not been heard. i feel like me doing this it helps a lot. >> you said that you want to -- you know there are many who don't have the resources or the platform and you want to be their voice too. >> definitely. i feel like it's my responsibility and something i hold dearly. >> brown says he also plans to file a civil lawsuit against the milwaukee police department. milwauk milwaukee's mayor and the police chief condemned the actions. he said members of the department have been
disciplined, although he didn't say how or release the names of the members of his department. they released the body cam video the same day the team owners of the national football league, an organization with a majority of black players. prohibited them from kneeling on the field for the national anthem because what could they be kneeling about. you're just back from milwaukee. it was inevitable they were going to catch a famous person. brown said black men shouldn't have to have their guard up and instantly be on defensive when seeing a police officer. it's our reality and a real problem. >> i just got back from milwaukee. when you talk to folks on the ground they're so used to this. many of us on the coast or the south don't realize that mill
wa walk key has one of the highest incarceration rates. it took an nba player getting tased to shine light on the city. and for the bucks to respond the way they did. and a fan base that normally wants to see you jump high, run fast, they're standing up behind what's happening in the community, it's a big deal. >> any chance per your reporting the names of the officers will be released? >> so far nothing yet. >> maybe in discovery in the lawsuit. it is ironic this video is released on the same day we find out about this new nfl policy that requires all players to stand during the national anthem or go in the back, basically not come out on the field. here is the president of the united states reacting to that. take a listen. >> you have to stand proudly for
the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing. you shouldn't be there. maybe you shouldn't be in the country. you have to stand proudly for the knignational anthem. and the nfl owners did the right thing if that's what they've done. >> you have the president of the united states weighing in on the private employment policies of the nfl. interesting this is a league 70% african-american. >> it's amazing how divisive the rhetoric has become and the neiling during the national anthem issue has become. when you think about black fans who made their voices clear, and this year trying to silence the players voicing the concerns that so many of these black fans feel every single day. the idea you watch me every single sunday catch a football, run fast, hit hard, put my life on the line but when we say stop killing us on the streets, and conflate it with whether or not
you're a patriot. it's par for the course what we see every day in america. it's all part and parcel of the same thing. >> we have a special coming up, chris hayes, yourself and me are going to do a special town hall next tuesday. give us a preview because you shot a lot of packages for this. >> what's amazing is whether you're talking about somebody in new york, the midwest, the level of frustration, anger that folks experience every day living while black, well short of the police getting involved, talking about being racially profiled while getting cough kneffee, nan a college campus. this is every day living while black. these issues go from zero to 100 real quick. end up with the possibility of being shot or killed by the
police. folks eopened up in e-mail, twitter and gathering the consensus that it's tough being black in america. >> absolutely. can't wait for that. we'll have a special town hall next tuesday focussing on everyday racism, the same day that star bucks closes its doors for training on racism. still ahead tonight, harvey weinstein was understand considered untouchable. today he was put in handcuffs. how much has the me too movement driven record numbers of women to office. we'll ask one of donald trump's 17 accusers who's running for office. stay with us. if this is what you think a mercedes-benz
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recoil against trump and his lack of respect for women and wanting to, you know, be part of the positive change that we need. >> joining us now is rachel crooks, who came forward in october of 2016 to accuse donald trump of sexual misconduct more than a decade ago. she recently became the first trump accuser to win an uncontested primary seat in the ohio state legislature. first of all, congratulations on that primary win, rachel. you raised about $57,500 leading up to the primary, twice as much as any opponent. you ended up running unopposed. your republican opponent, the incumbent bill reinecke, who you'll face in november, he won easily in 2014. trump carried that district by nearly 26 points. what makes you think that you can win, and do you think the momentum behind your story is what will do it? >> hi, joy. it's nice to be here again today. and, yeah, i mean i think of course i hope to win. and i think there is momentum for my race and a lot of support
coming in across the nation. but ultimately, you know, this is about my district and what the people in my district need. and fortunately i think they are paying attention to our state government in ohio and there's a lot of work to be done. we have basically a culture of corruption in columbus unfortunately. so i think that that may obviously play in my favor in the november election. >> and it sounds like you're focusi focusing on local issues, which is smart politics. but how much of your focus is going to be on donald trump, on what he represents for ohio, on what he represents for the country, and frankly what he represents to women and to his past alleged victims? >> right. well, you know, part of the reason that i did decide to run was because i felt that there was a lack of integrity in politics. and of course donald trump epitomizes that. and those who are complicit in his behavior and actions, you know, are really part of the problem too. so that was really the
motivation for running. but in terms of my election, yeah, i'm definitely trying to focus on the local issues and how i can appeal to local voters. >> yeah. and you attended the women's march. you know, one of the sort of statistics that kind of confounds democrats a lot of times in these elections is that white women tend to vote in the majority for republicans. that even was the case when they had the opportunity to vote for a woman for president of the united states. how do you get past that? how do you get white women to vote democratic, to vote for you? >> well, i do think that, you know, women should be concerned about the lack of representation in politics that we've had, right? i mean in my district alone, we have not had a woman represent us. and in the ohio sthatehouse, there's only 22% females. so i think women's voices should be heard and, you know, that's one way to appeal to white women voters. that, you know, men, mostly white men, should not be making all the rules and decisions for us. and that covers things from
reproductive rights to just general concerns that women have. so we definitely want more females in office because when you have diverse perspectives, it certainly leads to better outcomes overall. >> rachel crooks, we certainly wish you luck. thank you so much for joining us tonight. have a great weekend and best of lack in your campaign. >> thank you so much. it was a pleasure. >> tonight's last word is next. o shift to responsible growth. second thing i wanted to change was the leadership of the company. and the third was for us to start listening. listening to our riders. listening to our driver partners. i think listening is ultimately going to make us a better company. ♪now i'm gonna tell my momma ♪that i'm a traveller ♪i'm gonna follow the sun♪ ♪now i'm gonna tell my momma ♪that i'm a traveller
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