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and that againet. coming up now, more news are my friend francis rivera. >> great to see. good morning. i'm francis rivera here in new york. new details on the controversial relationship between the trump administration and ukraine leaders that sparked the inquiry leading to president trump's impeachment. a "new york times" story describ described mick mulvaney's deep involvement in the discussions of $391 million in aid and pushback on the president. quote, in late august defense secretary mark esper joined mike pompeo and john bolton, the national security adviser at the time, for a previously undisclosed oval office meeting with the president where they tried but failed to convince him that releasing the aid was in the interest of the united
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states. adding to the intrigue surrounding ukraine, an announcement from the state department this morning that secretary pompeo will travel to kiev on friday and meet with president zelensky. the first in-person high level meeting between a u.s. official and zelensky since president trump's bilateral discussion back in september. joining me now, aaron lipton a reporter and one of the authors of today's front page story. msnbc contributor and former republican congressman david jolly. and analyst phil rucker and from "the washington post" and also in studio john gans, former speech writer to ash carter. and welcome as we dive right into this. and beginning with you, eric, because we're watching this now with a different lens when it comes to your reporting. so you have john bolton in the oval office trying to convince president trump that the aid money was in america's interest only to put on the brakes a
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month before they release the aid. so what jumped out for all of us, looking at highlighted spots but what else jumped out to you while researching this story? >> i think the fact that there was a senior aide to the president from eight days in when they talked about the hold was already sensing this is something that congress could really go crazy over and that it would perhaps be seen as something that would play into the perception that trump was pro-russia and something an aide perceived as a potential liability from the early days. and then i think we all knew that the state department and the national security council and other advisers in the security apparatus wanted the aid held to be lifted but we didn't appreciate the way the highest cabinet level members were unable to get the lift old so the meeting in late august where state of secretary and national security adviser are there and still the president
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does not back down. it is pretty stark -- startling that even his own top people and still he was not ready to let the money go out to support an important american ally in resisting russian influence in ukraine. >> so now we're waiting to hear from them. what are they going to say? in the back drop of this trip? eric, there is a full-court press to get comments from secretariesper and pompeo and your piece make this is more interesting for the secretary of state. >> it is interesting. there was comments at mar-a-lago about fp and they didn't take any questions there with reporters so i think there is questions that we've presented to them and we'll see what they have to say. >> i want to bring john in here. because in your time with the pentagon in the last administration here, you've got this seriousness with secretary
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esper and trying to convince the president to release the aid. what is happening to the people there at the pentagon and what president now might do in causing conflicts between the two of them. >> what you're finding is this is a result of how donald trump has organized his government. he likes disorganized government. most presidents try to impose order and donald trump preferred to create disorder. allowing the bureaucracy to do its thing and pursue the normal ukraine policy and establishing a shadow policy, having rudy giuliani and others go out there and that leads to bad results and impeachment on the hill but also tends to undermine the trust of the secretary of defense and others in government with what the president is doing and trying to do and whether they're getting told the full story. >> and what is the backlash now when it comes to frustration that the president has against es-per. >> and they are having to deal with allies and adversaries
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abroad and if they don't feel like they have the full story, they're not going to be able to do their best and pursue the policies they think are the right ones because they don't know if the president has their back. >> i want to focus on mick mulvaney and this puts on nancy pelosi and chuck schumer to negotiate with mitch mcconnell to force him to testify. >> that is an important point in this great reporting by eric and his colleagues. paints a deeper portrait of the role mick mulvaney played in executing the aid and use the levers of government in serve to what the president wants. mulvaney has not testified as part of the house impeachment inquiry and neither has john bolton who was in the administration at the time, the senate democrats and schumer and
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others very much want john bolton and mulvaney and others to be brought forward to testify before the senate and that is what mcconnell is resisting so this reporting could potentially add some momentum to the democratic push to have a more open trial with witnesses simply because there is new information here that was not able to come out in the house inquiry. >> i want to talk more about that with you, david. you have the politics of impeachment and color of everything happening right now from the president's twitter feed over and over again over the holiday and then the debate of how this process moves forward especially now we're trying to nail down still what the process of the senate trial is going to be. what cards do you think both leader mcconnell and speaker pelosi are holding and what is the first one to play it? >> well, you have two institutions who have the prerogative to control their own processes. i think the reporting from eric and his colleagues is important to this question, francis, because it is based largely on
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documents and testimony that members of the house of representatives had access to, that the testimony that they heard behind closed doors and maybe the nation didn't hear just because of limited time and some of the open hearings. so we now know that this is damning case where the president was isolated as the architect of this strategy, along with rudy giuliani and apparently with mick mulvaney being his deputy to execute it but this is donald trump's behavior and so nancy pelosi is looking at mitch mcnn not be impartial and the inflection point for nancy pelosi as a custodian of earticles of impea can she responsibly transmit two articles of impeachment of the 45th president to a se not have a fair trial. there are two points, or two possibilities here. nancy pelosi could hold these indefinitely or say to mcconnell
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and lindsey graham, look, you've said that all of these witnesses should have their day in court before they're compelling to testify so the house will hold the articles until the court rules on whether or not to compel testimony of bolton and mulvaney and others just as a court recently ruled on mcgahn. she could say that way we all know whether or not the senate can compel testimony of some of the people who perhaps were in that oval office meeting that eric reported on. >> eric, quickly, before we move on, when it comes to this reporting, what do you expect to hear from the president, from the white house on this? >> we just have gotten some indications that they thought the story was fair and accurate and we haven't had much push ba -- pushback from the white house and the president himself and we're wondering what reaction will occur from the house and the senate and we're still in a holiday mode so there has not been a great deal of stuff coming at us. >> just a matter of time and we have to monitor that twitter
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feed to find out if that will change any time soon. moving on phil, i want to ask you quickly about the other report from "the washington post" when it comes to shadow diplomacy and rudy giuliani as well. when it comes to that, it seems like giuliani is not afraid to let go when we see with ukraine and pushing when it comes to venezuela as well. >> that is right. francis, my colleagues have a great story out today about the role that rudy giuliani played on behalf of commercial interests in venezuela. now a lot has been discovered over the last several months about giuliani's role in pursuing a shadow foreign policy with ukraine but he was also very active in venezuela. and his role down there was puzzling not only to foreign diplomats who didn't know whether he was speaking on behalf of the president or as a private citizen, but for officials within the american government, within the state department who were confused and
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puzzled and frankly alarmed by the communication that giuliani was having by his trip down to venezuela and the role he was playing because remember he is not an official in the u.s. government, he's president trump's personal attorney but also a very well compensated international business consultant who has clients all around the world. he does not represent the united states government. >> it seems like there is no stopping him. seems rudy giuliani is there and inserting himself here and there when it comes to major diplomatic conflicts facing the leader of this administration. john, when you see this, and you think about the career employees inside of the pentagon, your colleagues and people you have worked with and what does it tell you when you have somebody like rudy giuliani, knowing that here we go, rudy giuliani again? >> i think one thing is the folks all read the newspapers and when they read eric and phil's reports and "the washington post" stories and they see part of the story. and so they're implementing
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policies that are right and come down in the national security strategy and other documents and through the regular order. there are is irregular process, shadow forn policy to get contradictory things and policies have the impact that they are seeing and it undermines the trust that people could do the missions and take the activity and with the full belief that the president has their back and they're implementing the policy he wants and that is hard to make policy in government. >> and it is simple when basic trust is the foundation. and david, lastly, when there is trouble on the international stage for the administration, he is involved. is there anyone, anyone around the president who is warning the president to keep his distance when it comes to that? >> no. i don't think so. and i think that is where the scrutiny needs to be on donald trump for giving somebody like rudy giuliani the license engage in this type of behavior. i think for rudy giuliani, eventually we'll find out that he has been paid from foreign interests in a way that perhaps
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violate u.s. code and maybe he faces criminal activity -- or criminal action. but that reflects on donald trump. for giving his personal attorney the license to undermine official u.s. policy and to do so in a way where rudy giuliani has being compensated likely by foreign interest and not reporting that compensation to the department of justice as required by law. >> to all of you, gentlemen, that is our time. thank you to eric lipton, david jolly and john gans. appreciate you being with me on this new year's eve eve. an icon of the civil rights movement john lewis is facing a new battle. stage for pancreatic cancer. the 79-year-old congressman learned about the diagnosis after testing and he vows to fight cancer the same way he fought for civil rights in the 1960s. he said while i'm clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that it is
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treatable so i have decided to do what i know to do and do what i've always done and i'm going to keep fighting and fight it. lewis was arrested and beaten by police in a march across the bridge in alabama in in the 1965 in what is known as bloody sunday. he plans to return to washington in the coming days and begin his treatment plan. still to come, five people stabbied in a rabbi's home and eight attacks on members of jewish faith in brooklyn in the last two and a half weeks and now the anti-defamation league is asking for answers and we'll talk to them next. and we're 35 days ahead of the caucus in iowa and pete buttigieg is calling on biden on a major decision from his past. t and save in more ways than one.
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a stabbing attack against a jewish community in monsey, new york is in custody. the 37-year-old man pled not guilty to the rampage that injured five people at a rabbi's home on the seventh night of hanukkah. the violence comes in the wake of at least eight other separate attacks on jewish people in new york city since december 13th. want to bring in kathy park in monsey, new york, where the horrific attack happened. what more are we learning this morning about the attack? >> reporter: well, francis, good
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morning. we know that local, state and federal authorities are part of the investigation. and overnight we got some more details about the suspect grafton thomas. his family and his attorney released a statement saying that he has a long history of mental illness and he has no ties whatsoever so any sort of hate group. now as far as the investigation, officials are saying that they obtained a search warrant and went through his home and able to retrieve a laptop and hoping to get more answers there but they didn't find any threatening thoets or any sort of weapon. however they are looking into an incident last month in this community that may have also been connected to this latest attack but obviously that hasn't been confirmed just yet. but francis, you mentioned this certainly has shaken up this orthodox community. the community coming together. there was a torah procession and lively and they say this act of violence will not deter them
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from continuing daily lives, continuing on their faith and beliefs. and then just a few minutes ago we had a woman stop by dropping off flowers. she is of the muslim faith and she has been so compelled by what she saw on the news just in the past 24 hours and felt the need to come here and also show her support. francis. >> hopefully we'll see something more and more. kathy, thank you. i want to bring in jonathan green blat from the anti-defamation league, a krystal rights organization fighting anti-semitism around the world. and this was clearly brazen, senth night of hanukkah with children and families inside. there was a serious of attacks on the jewish community in new york this month, not what happened in jersey city, new jersey. >> that is right. >> what would you say is behind thiss -- behind this as far as the core problem and why it is a
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pattern. >> it is worth noting, the orthodox community has been under siege in places like monsey or brooklyn or jersey city and the violence that the attacks, it is unrelentless and debately disturbing, not disturbing to those people, i may not wear a black hat and long coat but this is a attack on everyone in the jewish community and we need to realize that anti-semitism is a virus but in a charged political environment where leaders don't call it anti-semitism and some on the extreme right minimize the threat of white nationalist violence, where some on the left demonize jus as zionist, as if that was a bad things or hold jews responsible and anti-semitism explodes and that is what is happening and it has to stop. >> and how to stop it and vaccine and vaccination and what
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that would be. andrew cuomo called this an act of domestic terrorism and you say call it what it is and maybe that will help more when it comes to legislation, when it comes to actual punishment for these acts. i want to play more about what the governor had to say and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we have a crisis of hate and intolerance that is only getting worse and it is all across this country. hate is the new currency in this nation and it is intolerance and ignorance that is demonizing our differences. >> so he said intolerance and ignorance. what would could be the remedy in turning that around. you smoke with the governor this morning, in fact, one-on-one. what did you sayhare with you. >> i think the governor has this right. when the jewish community feels under siege with good reason, we need more policing and tougher
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prosecution. a police presence can deter the crimes from happening in the first place. and then look, we need to be tough on the perpetrators. i'm a big deliver in criminal justice reform and one thing to say you shouldn't make someone post bond if they shoplifted a pack of altoids from the bodega or a 12-year-old jumps a turnstile but there have been reports of assailants in brooklyn, people who have assaulted orthodox jews and released without bail and that is wrong. when you commit a hate crime there should be no bail because there is no appropriate response in that way. >> before we get to that point. the mayor de blasio was on msnbc and said it should be education inserts into the schools as well. i want to talk about the cool your organization has, called the heat map. and we'll show it to the viewers. it details all of the extremists and anti-semitic incidences around the information and taken from news reports and documents like police reports and extremist sources and the blue
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and white dots symbolize white supremacist events and propaganda or anti-semitic incidents and in 2018 and 2019 and based on this methodology you approximate over 6,700 incidents of extremism or anti-semitism in the united states. when you break down the numbers sthar , is that a rise from the past and we talk about the tangibles but what is in the now so that we're not sitting here again having the same conversation that keeps ongoing? >> so the rise in hate crimes are real and the rise in anti-semitism incidents is appalling. we have double the incidents today than we did in 20 15. and they come from the right and left and it is frightening because it affects everyone. there are things that would be done. on the local level. we need more polices and better prosecution. >> right here in front of places of worship. >> i want the people in brooklyn
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protecting jewish people and they shouldn't be afraid to shop in her supermarkets or worship in synagogues or celebrate in their homes. that is not just attacks, that is anti-american. congress could act next week when they come back into session. pass a domestic terrorism prevent act. call it what it is. it is terror. and secondly the no hate act to train up law enforcement. thirdly, our leaders need to lead. it is great that mayor de blasio said what he did this morning but i wanted to see him a year ago in brooklyn when this was starting. whether you're the mayor of the greatest city in the world or the president of the united states, or, heck, a member of a school board, there should be a zero-tolerance policy on prejudice, full stop. and one last thing. silicon valley. so we opened up a center in silicon valley in 2017 because the anti-semitism and the hate on some of the most popular social media services is out of control. and we need leadership from the companies as well to say enough.
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no hate speech on our platforms. >> hopefully from all friends that we're seal it in your hate map with the dots. >> god willing 2020 will bring us more hope and less hate. >> jonathan greenblat, thank you. it was a weekend of violence for religious communities in the united states. a church near fort worth, texas, after a shooting and killed and it was beingly streamed on youtube and this is disturbing just a warning, you see a man get up from a seat and touk to somebody. moments later steps back and pulls out a shotgun and fires twice and within seconds the parishioners also armed spring into action and kill the shooter. blayne alexander is live in the town of white settlement, texas. so, blaine, how is the community rea reacting to the shooting and what more are we learning? >> reporter: well for so many people here in this community,
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this is just a devastating day. i talked not too long ago with the son of the pastor here at west freeway church. we talked for a few minutes and you talked about the fact that so many people in the church have been going there for years. they know each other and attended kmch camp together. so the death of the two parishioners is hitting so many so hard. we know later this evening they're having a private prayer service after which we're expecting to hear from the pastor himself. but win thing that is so shocking about all of this is that it was captured live on youtube. the church services were streaming yesterday and that is why we're able to see the really disturbing video. you see a person sitting there in the back, officials say that he had actually been sitting among the congregation and listening before he got up and walked to the back and appeared to speak briefly with a man standing there and then stabbed back and pulled out a shotgun and fired twice. what is remarkable his rampage as it was only lasted for about
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six seconds. that is how long it took for armed parishioners to take him down, ultimately killing him. here is what the lieutenant governor had to say about that armed volunteer force yesterday. take a look. >> this church has its own security team. they were well-trained. this team responded quickly and within six seconds the shooting was over. had the shooter been able to indiscriminately fire into the parishioners sitting there in front of him or a pastor, we would have had more lives lost today. >> reporter: that was lieutenant governor speaking yesterday talking about the fact that these armed parishioners, the armed volunteer security team were able to spring into action and take the shooter down. now there are are still a number of questions today, francis. as of right now, officials have not released the name of the shooter. the fbi is part of this investigation. and they're working to figure out exactly what his motive was,
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what made him walk into this church, why he targeted this church and ultimately decided to pull the trigger. we're learning a little bit more about him. he was arrested previously repeated by will you officials wouldn't go into details about what those entailed and so questions as investigators tike to look into the shooting. >> questions and jolting to watch that video. blayne alexander, thank you. up next, the clock is ticking for candidates in iowa with only 35 days to go until the caucus and in a few minutes bernie sanders will kick off an event to rally voters and we'll go there live. and in new hampshire, joe biden is fending off attacks from a rival thinking he could be naive in working with republicans if he makes it to the white house. the white house. ♪ limu emu & doug
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the iowa caucuss are just 35 days away. the first real test for the 2020 candidates and two of the leading candidates are in iowa today. senator bernie sanders and pete buttigieg. vaughn hillyard is in the suburb of clive, iowa, and you have bernie sanders expected to meet with voters in an event expected to start any minute now. what do you expect to hear from him. >> reporter: i don't know if it is what we expect to hear from him today as opposed to tomorrow
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night, bernie sanders tomorrow night is having a new years eve rally with a band that formerly backed prince but this is a several day string of events for bernie sanders. he's appearing at a brunch here in dallas county. when you look at polling here in iowa, it is up and down but where is bernie sanders consistently stayed at, at about the number two position. and when you look at this primary contest, most of the states are going to be handing out delegates proportionately. so it is not like whoever wins iowa walks away on caucus day with all of the delegates out of iowa and that is where the bernie sanders campaign believe they have a viable path toward winning the nomination. this is a room on a cold, chilly, flurry morning still full for bernie sanders and he has to plans to leave the state until impeachment trial begins over in the senate over on capitol hill. so for bernie sanders, it is about continuing to make his way
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around the state, performing well here in iowa caucus just 35 days away. >> before they hammer out the impeachment trial. that whole thing. want to ask you about mayor pete buttigieg who called out joe biden about his iraq war vote. what could you tell us about that? >> reporter: exactly. pete buttigieg is also here in the state of iowa today. joe biden meanwhile is over in new hampshire. but buttigieg, again, 35 days out is the leader here in iowa caucus polling. the front-runner right now. and yesterday for the first time he took joe biden on when it came to foreign policy. i want you to hear directly from buttigieg about the question about joe biden's iraq war vote came to him. >> i respect the vice president but this is the example why the years in washington is not always the same thing as judgment. he supported the worst foreign policy decision made by the united states in my lifetime,
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which was the decision to invade iraq. >> reporter: and buttigieg, a middle east war vet himself and going in and contrasting with joe biden because really the question that you consistently hear from voters and others about pete buttigieg is his experience, the 37-year-old mayor othr 31st. and when you are looking at this campaign, amy klobuchar has tried to make experience with pete buttigieg a making her case around the state. she just finished her stops around all 99 counties on iowa and buttigieg has hit half of those to date. >> interesting to see the shelf life of that issue with with buttigieg and biden and the iraq war, how long that will last, in the next couple of days given it is a holiday. vaughn hillyard as always, good to see you. thank you. up next, joe biden taking heat from fellow candidates on several issues as we were talking about it but we delve into it more. he's being called naive and
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in the next 30 minutes or so former vp joe biden will campaign in new hampshire and at a campaign stop in peter borough he pitched himself as the
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candidate that could work with republicans, something elizabeth warren has criticized him for. >> and i believe we can, because i refuse to accept the proposition some of the good people i'm running with and for in nomination to say to accept the notion we're forever at war with one another. it cannot be sustained in america. it cannot be sustained. it is not who we are. [ applause ] >> want to bring in steve israel, former congressman from new york and also susan del percio msnbc political analyst. and steve, going back to what elizabeth warren said about being naive -- joe biden to think that republicans will have an epiphany to work with the democrat in the white house. is it naive? >> well, francis, we cannot have it both ways. elizabeth warren said that joe
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biden is naive for saying that he will work with republicans to get things done for the american people and yet if you look at her website, she trumpets the facts she's been bipartisan and the fact that 40% of the bills that she's introduced have been co-sponsored by republicans. you could have p one way or the other way but not both ways. and by the way, it should be bipartisan. we should be thinking about a president who could heal us. this country is in a cold civil war and we cannot get things done on health care and infrastructure and climate unless we lift people out of the trenches and that is what joe biden talked about. >> and how does he do that to straddle that so you don't have someone like elizabeth warren attacking him and criticizing him for that. >> he does it the way he's done it. i served in congress, eight years with joe biden and i saw the respect he had and continues to have among many republicans. not the partisan combatants but
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the mainstream republicans they had a respect for him and got things done with him and so he'll draw on the leadership and that experience and bringing the american people together from the ground up to capitol hill. >> another thing we're talking about, susan, to not to comply or to comply with the subpoena and the back and forthme, he tweets i'm just not going to pretend there is any legal basis for republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial. so is it safe to say that it got the president's false accusations against biden, they will stay and that will be there. what should he do? get more specific sharpened answer to put out there right away? >> i mean he messed up with the editorial board interview and said i would not comply with the subpoena and walk it back and said yes, i wouldment that is a rookie error, i'm surprised to see him make it.
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vice president knows you may want to fight a subpoena but you don't disregard it. that is what the person in the white house does now and something we should never tolerate. but as far as what he has to do to kind of fight back against donald trump, i think he's starting to get that narrative back. i think one way he makes it a positive in the primary, which he basically said, hey, listen, donald trump is coming after me because he's afraid of me. and i'm not going to back down. and i'm going to stand up not just to him but for you, meaning voters. so that message works very well. and he's never afraid to take it back to donald trump. so he is honing it. it is taking him way too long but he's getting there. >> if he gets that in iowa, with a countdown coming on there. but instead, now, steve, we talk about the vote for the iraq war looming over him. mayor pete buttigieg we heard from vaughn hillyard calling out the former vp yesterday and he
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said the vote was a bad judgment on his part. is that his weakness here and something that will follow him? >> i don't think it follows him in a general election. to be clear, many of us voted for that war, believing that that vote would strengthen the administration's case for diplomacy and action against sudam hussein but referendum on the iraq war, this is a referendum an how to do we move our foreign policy and national security forward and regain the trust of our allies and reengage the world in combatting climate disruption. this is not about the past but about the future and nothing is more important than reasserting america's diplomatic values in the world, based on that and not on one vote on the iraq war. >> and closer to the sauk u-- closer to the caucus, will we get more of the attacks. >> if you don't use it now, when
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are you. this is the time. and this is a calculated time decision by the buttigieg campaign which makes sense. this is where they're going to use his military record to stand apart from biden because many people say that they are in the same lane, meaning they are somewhat moderate and i agree with the congressman, i don't think that the war is going to be a main issue in 2020. but it is something that is still resonating with primary voters. so i think that this is something that is a campaign strategy, i'm sure there will be a couple of more things that other candidates come out to kind of sharpen elbows to show the difference of where they are on policy issues. >> we got that clock ticking. >> we sure did. thank you to steve israel and susan del percio. tomorrow night we say good-bye to the decade. up next we review 2019 highs, lows and everything in between. lactaid is 100% real milk, just without the lactose.
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into congress. including one break-out star. so famous she's known by her initials, aoc. but in a year where the government shutdown a year when government shut down in february, a defiant president was impeached in december, when democratic candidates debated the mueller report rolled out and protests over abortion laws rolled on. >> my body, my choice! >> not all of the big news was about politics. a divided d.c. did some major bipartisan celebrating. the long beleaguered washington nationals with a heart stopping world series win. >> they have climbed to the top of baseball's highest peak! >> seems tom brady and the patriots are always expected to be in the super bowl these days. they were and they won. a stunning comeback for tiger woods at the masters. his first win after a decade
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long championship drought. the u.s. women's world cup team emerged victorious too, leaving behind some viral moments. the history books will also record the team's impact on the fight for equal pay. making history as well, 16-year-old greta thunberg with the eye roll seen round the world. california fought another round of deadly destructive fires. in brazil the amazon burned and ignited a debate over deforestation. dorian decimated the bahamas. >> when you drive around, there is a smell of death here. >> notre dame came down in a blaze that devastated the iconic church. and a daughter and father who drowned in the rio grande.
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the world lost some true icons in 2019. >> as president i knew i could always count on elijah being honorable and doing the right thing. >> we said good-bye to elijah cummings. farewell too to nobel lawyer yet toni morrison, designer karl lagerfeld and cameron boyce. at 21 kylie jenner turned fame into a major fortune. >> kylie jenner has become the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. >> there was so much steam on the oscar stage between bradley cooper and lady gaga, statements for issued denying the relationship. melania trump and justin trudeau broke the internet with a kiss on the cheek. boeing grounded faulty jets.
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>> there are increasing number of americans who are not going to be on these planes. >> headaches all around. mark zuckerberg was called before congress twice. >> this isn't about helping the politicians. >> it is hate speech. it is hate. >> walmart walked away from the gun business. >> walmart announcing yesterday that it will discount sales of handgun ammunition and ammunition that can be used with military style rifles. >> after a shooting killed 22 people in el paso. a gunman in dayton, ohio, took nine more innocent lives. the courts were a busy place. former dallas police officer amber guyger sentenced to ten years in prison for shooting botham jean when he washe walkeo
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the wrong apartment. felicity huffman spent 11 days in jail. she and lori loughlin the highest profile parents in the college cheating scandal. jussie smollett walked away from an alleged hate crime hoax. trump associated were tried, convicted and jailed. so was joaquin guzman. >> jeffrey epstein has died. >> sexual predator jeffrey epstein allegedly committed suicide in jail awaiting trial. his friendship with prince andrew led to a disastrous interview. this were moments to celebrate too. a royal baby named archie harrison mountbatten windsor.
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the new yorker declared the popeye's chicken sandwich is here to save america. but even presidential tweets couldn't save a sequinned sean spicer on "dancing with the stars." still not nearly as flashy as the met gala. one more star to mention before we let 2019 go. a girl named elsa strikes box office gold, punctuating the year of the woman from start to finish. >> we're not done yet. one more day. what could happen next? in our next hour, we take a look at the growing pressure on the trump white house as new details come to light on the president's efforts to withhold aid from ukraine. watch global citizen prize tomorrow on msnbc featuring
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>> happy new year. hey, everybody. president trump is hitting pause on his holiday twitter barrage against house speaker nancy pelosi today as a new deep dive from the "new york times" sends shock waves through his administration. the "new york times" releasing a comprehensive look into 84 tumutu mu critical conversation between the president and three key cabinet members. giving us more insight into acting chief of staff mick mulvaney's involvement in the process. mike pompeo one of those officials who pushed to release the aid has a new mission this week. he embarks on a trip to ukraine to continue to smooth over relations with that country's president zelensky.


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