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trump white house records. u.s. judge tanya chuck is denying trump's request to block access to those documents. judge decided an earlier court ruling on subpoenas writing that the president is not king and added, the plaintiff's not president. national archives, as you know, is set to turn over the first batch of trump's records to this house select committee investigating the insurrection, riding at the capitol. they are expected to do that by this friday. they are almost by definition, all things that trump doesn't want the committee to see. trump has filed an appeal tonight to the d.c. circuit court, that didn't take long. this case is likely to end up at the supreme court. today, the house committee issued even more subpoenas to trump allies. this latest round of requests for documents and testimonies comes just a day after they targeted six other trump allies. today subpoenas went up to ten former trump administration
officials including some of the most prominent members of his inner circle. former press secretary, kayleigh mcenany, senior adviser stephen miller, white house personnel director johnny mcentee, who began his career as trump's so-called body man, he was in charge of carrying the bags. earlier, on this network, january six committee chairman congressman benny thompson spoke about the investigation. >> 16 individuals that we have subpoenaed this week have knowledge as to what occurred before january 6th as well as what occurred on january six. we think it is incumbent upon the committee to get them on the record in sworn testimony as to what actually occurred and what did they do during that time. >> the subpoena to former trump
spokeswoman, kayleigh mcenany, notes that she may, quote, multiple public statements from the white house and elsewhere about purported fraud in the november 2020 election, which individuals who attacked the u.s. capitol echoed on january six. the integrity of our election matters. the constitution of the united states matters. what we have seen across the country's democrat officials systematically trying to do a run around the constitution to tip the scales of the election in their favor. this was a system that had never been tried in american history. mask mail out voting. this is one that we have identified as being prone to fraud. due to those claims, it should be pursued. >> that's a harvard law graduate, the subpoena also says that kayleigh mcenany was with trump for several hours on generous six even as he watched the attack on the capital. the committee's letter to stephen miller cites his role in spreading voter fraud
conspiracy and added that, he and his team, quote, prepared former president trump's remarks for the rally on the lips ungenerous six. you are at the white house that day, and you were with mr. trump when he spoke at the stop the steal rally. they said. and as for mr. johnny mcentee, that subpoena notes, he was in the oval office when trump, pence, and others quote discuss the audit process in georgia and listed as giuliani suggested seizing dominion voting machines because of fraud. meanwhile, congress is embroiled in another controversy, this one involving republican house member paul gosar of arizona. go start shared an altar animated video on social media that depicted himself killing aoc and detecting the president. so far there have been no response from house republican leader, but speaker pelosi posted this reaction writing, quote, threats of violence against members of congress on the president of the united states must not be tolerated.
the republican leader should join in condemning this horrific video and called on the ethics committee and law enforcement to investigate. late today, gosar issued a statement that run in part, quote, the video depicts the fight taking place next week on the house floor and symbolizes the battle for the soul of america when congress takes up mr. biden's massive four trillion dollar spending bill. the video is truly a symbolic portrayal of a fight over immigration policy. >> by the way, go sites own sister was on cable television saying that he is profoundly unfit to hold office. as for the president, he is gearing up for a full on sales job in support of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. he will be in baltimore tomorrow to highlight how the legislation is going to help modernize the nations courts and helped break the supply chain backlog. also, tonight, another potentially significant step in
the battle against the pandemic. pfizer now asking fda for emergency authorization to make its covid vaccine booster shots available for anyone in this country. for over the age of 18. let's bring in our starting line on this tuesday lisa lerer, the national political correspondent for new york times,. national political correspondent for new york times carol leonnig, washington post reporter, msnbc contributor, coauthor along with phil rocker who always takes up all the airtime of the new york times bestseller i alone can fix it. donald trump's final year. and barb mcquade, university of michigan law, i u.s. attorney for michigan. also worked with the doj during the biden transition. notably as a professor at her university of michigan law school. also notably cohost of the podcast, sisters in law. along with our friends kimberly, and jill. good evening to you all. counselor i'm bound to begin
with you. about these legal headlines tonight, is the bigger news this round of subpoenas or is the bigger news a federal judge who says, open the door of the archives and let the sunlight in? >> i think it's got to be the judges order. we could anticipate that the congressional committee could be seeking some of the subpoenas, maybe we did know the names. but this orders significant. i think many of us anticipated that donald trump would do anything in this power to stop and steal the turning over the documents. but at the end of the day, he made a very clear, that he is no longer president, although he can express his desire to president biden, it is president biden who gets to decide whether this privilege should be asserted. and here, it is overwhelming interest, and what happened on january six, donald trump has lost. there may be an appeal. we may see that as we go forward. but if nothing further happens, if the court does not act by friday, the national archives will turn over those documents to the committee.
>> i carol leonnig, there are other authors out there. and a friend from abc's among them. he has a new book that talks about this young man, johnny mcentee, who prior to working for donald trump enjoyed the privilege of a football trick that he used to do at the university of connecticut which years ago went viral. fast forward until now, while he is not a household name as of tonight, he may be about to be. here's what jonathan carl says about him. in 2020, his power was undeniable. trump knew he was the one person willing to do anything trump wanted. mcentee and his enforcers made the dissent stress last weeks of the trump presidency possible. they backed the presidents manic drive to overturn the election and helped set the stage for the january 6th assault on the capitol. just days before january six, mcentee sent pence's office unanswered memo making the case that pence would be following thomas jefferson's example if
he used his power to declare trump the winner of the 2020 election. carol leonnig, i know you came up in your travel, your research along with phil first and second book, tell us more about this young man who is about to be better known. >> johnny mcentee wasn't eaten university of connecticut football player. he had also an amazing ability to win and electronic gambling. that got him into trouble with the national security clearances early in the administration. he rose like a meteor in the trump white house because he had the quality for donald trump that he values more than anything else. which was basically blind loyalty. he did what donald trump won it. and in the final days, just as jonathan carl describes, he not only helped push along with the team of other election fraud claims -- the specious claims that were
demonstrably false, and that many in the house knew were false. he also was the enforcer on installing more -- everyone the government that paralyzed this administration. when it was facing donald trump's own solicitation to rioters to come to washington. where things would be as he said, wild. >> lisa lerer, i ask you some version of this question all the time. mostly because your answers are always interesting. that is, the degree to which the biden white house is paying attention to the special committee dedicated to investigating january six. >> i think there is certainly them keeping an eye on it. but it is an open question on whether this committee will continue benefiting democrats. it is not clear from the polling that voters want to get to the bottom of this. this is something that we still want to hear about. but clearly, there is a case to be make with investigating what
happened in the name of democracy, in the name of security, in the name of governments. there is a lot of really important reasons for our country, for this work to continue. whether it becomes a political benefit for democrats as they approach the midterm, is an open question. and i think more democrats will not be looking in any way to undercut, the politics of it very quietly after seeing this election where we saw results in virginia where democrats are managing very heavily to rally their base by talking about donald trump and not finding that that was a very successful political tool for them. obviously, there is clear and important reasons for this work to continue. weather works out politically in their favor, remains to be seen. >> barb mcquade, let's talk about merrick garland the attorney general who is as steadied and cautious as we said last night as it was a
chill. a lot of democratic anxiety that this ban in case, the disposition of it, the decision surrounding it, is taking way too long. do you think the sense diet is warranted from your knowledge of the doj and what you are seeing? >> i do not think that the anxiety is warranted, things take a long time. i do understand the frustration with merrick garland, i felt it a little bit in some of the things that he has done. i think it is hard for him to separate himself from the job that he held for so long as a judge. and now he sees himself in the executive branch when you have to be an advocate. but it does take some time to put together a decision to prosecute any case that you have to keep your ducks in a row before you indict. things like discovering, motion, i'm being ready for trial. that's within 70 days. it also wouldn't surprise me, ryan, if there weren't at least a few voices in the justice department who weren't saying, maybe we should file civil case here instead of criminal charges. that could compel the testimony
of steve bannon and could get a clear ruling from a judge about executive privilege and some of the other things in by some of -- that steve bennett has urged. it may very well be that there are some issues that they are working through but i do expect that at some point they will have a decision. it could be days, if not weeks away. >> carol leonnig, let's talk about another author and that is don winslow, famous for his work of fiction but he has also injected into the social media conversation, questions surrounding consequences along the lines of consequences. who misses consequences? well the question is, do you want consequences. what can they do to those who don't cooperate? doj broadly, anything one six really laid it, if it literally has taken an act of congress to put bannon's case before the [inaudible] >> this is a really sticky area
because it hasn't been tested, usually, when people are subpoenaed to come up for congress, they do come before congress and they give their testimony. they do not claim executive privilege when they have been a senior adviser to the president for 4 to 5 years. a lot of this is untested territory once again, brian, but you know it is clear that they could seek a criminal content referral. they could seek to have a bench warrant for someone to show up. and they could potentially be in jail if they don't agree to get testimony in their order to do so. it is not something that we have seen a lot of in this country, but it is potentially possible. it has not been litigated down to the ground, one for us to know whether or not it will work. the one thing that your question is, if this is the big picture here. everything that is happening, on the archives front with the
decision tonight by the judge, and the president has already appealed that decision in an eyeballing. with the january six members who have been subpoenaed, who are trump loyalist, friends, advisers, like jeff clark from the department of justice. he was going to become the attorney general because he was willing to do what donald trump needed him to do. so that person, everything on all fronts from the trump side from trump world's stalled, slowed down, appealed, don't participate. and ultimately, brian, there is going to be an election, a midterm election where this committee may end up getting nowhere if the republicans take over the house this committee will be shelved. and those questions will not be answered. barb mcquade, let me bounce back to you before i bring in lisa for the last word.
it's this question, i think about it a lot. federal judges appointed for life. they are usually masters of their own realm, they have a staff, many of them have been forced by the end of cases they handle, to have security with the. i'm driving them to work. they are king and queen of their courtroom domain. do they get frustrated, when a federal judge like the one in question today who made a very broad pronouncements when, it is instantly cast aside or questioned at least in a defect away, if an appeal is filed. that would blow right past it? >> i think judges recognize that there is a process, and that all trial decisions are subject to an appeal. i think that when there is a stall that is apparent, that there is some frustration that goes forward. but there is a process for that. including expedited hearings. one of the things that frustrated me so much with some of the prior challenges that from trump filed and some of the subpoenas, was that it took
more than a year to get them resolved. as we saw with the nixon case in watergate, as we saw just recently with sb8 before the supreme court, courts can act quickly when there is an emergency, so i am hopeful in this instance if the court of appeals decides to intervene, they will do so quickly and not let it drag out for, years as carole said. if we go beyond the 2022 midterms, this whole investigation maybe invalid. >> absolutely, absolutely a possibility. everyone is looking at. lisa final question to you, and it again deals with the biden white house. even pro biden forces, loyal democrats, have hopped on the criticism of messaging. what good is passing legislation, trying to do good, things if you keep it a secret. the baltimore trip, i guess is a start. but lisa, is there any evidence that that message on messaging
is getting through? >> i think it's exactly as you put it in the intro. this will be a full court press by the administration, not just by the president, but by cabinet officials, democratic members of congress, to really push the benefits of this bipartisan infrastructure bill, to get in these communities until voters this road, this bridge, this electrical grid, is something that democrats in the biden administration delivered for you. i think there's an open question at a time when republicans have been very eager to run on culture war issues. we saw the very least successful in these off year's elections last week. running on things like schools, and more culture war things, like critical race theory. and at a time when you really have to convince voters of a recovery that they might not be feeling in terms of gas prices, in terms of inflation, of grocery goods supply chain holdups. weather pushing a message around roads and bridges will be sufficient, to convince
voters to support democrats, and what many people in the party widely expect, will be pretty tough elections for them. this is what president biden has talked about, since he's come into office. he said the way to restore faith and democracy, and in government, is to show voters that government can get things done, and particularly get things done on a bipartisan basis, which is what this bill was. the messaging campaign around the infrastructure, bill in the midterm elections. that follow will really test the strength of that theory of the presidents. >> greatly indebted to the three of you, our thanks to our starting line, on this tuesday night. coming up for us, as these subpoenas stack up, democratic demands for accountability grow louder, as that friend of this broadcast likes to say, remember consequences? follow-up question, is there anyone republicans want held accountable?
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well bill, i want to play for you before we react to this stunning news, of committee assignments being stripped. if you voted to bring a new bridge to your district. here is mitch mcconnell. in kentucky, on the infrastructure bill. >> infrastructure, enjoys 75% approval rating. passed on a bipartisan basis. and i think it was the right thing to do. >> so bill kristol, that's how republicans used to talk. what do you make of this current era, are they allowed to before anything on trump's republican party?
>> they're only allowed to be for brian things that trump is for. trump was in for infrastructure, that's somewhat how it became famous, because trump kept saying he wanted to pass an infrastructure bill. it turns out you can only be for infrastructure if it's at the right time for trump. and if it's trump's infrastructure bill. and if it's biden's, even if 40% of republicans voted for, you are trader as they say. it's the word they use. and if you vote for. so it's a very sick politics i'm afraid. >> bear today, it's a rare member of a house of representatives, where you know by his sights their siblings because they come on television so much, to say how much their brother is an equipped to be a member of congress. such as the case with paul gosar. let me get this straight. they may penalize republicans in the house, who voted to bring infrastructure spending back home to their districts,
but any penalty for paul gosar? >> it's sad, it's sick, it's good to be back here with the bill, back together. i love this reunion. and i'm not surprised. i feel like a parent that is no longer angry with certain parts of the gop. i'm just disappointed. but i'm definitely not surprised that this part of a party that cosigned on the insurrection, does not want to invest in america. that would actually move people forward. that would solve some of the problems, in these are not folks who are interested in solving problems. even for some of their constituents. you could get to your trump really more easily on roads and bridges that don't collapse. you could spread your online anti-american -- there's literally something in it for everyone, even people i strongly disagree with. so disappointed, not surprised, and i'm really sad to see the turn, and endorsement of language evening leading to political violence. we've seen enough of that
already. >> let's wander into a difficult advocate argument. a lot of people were excited to see the senate race, up in new hampshire. senator maggie hassan the democratic incumbent against chris sununu the son of john. or so it was thought. now that he is not going to run, is a bit all possible if the democrats turn themselves around, get out of their way and do their jobs, that people may be counting republican senate chickens? a bit too quickly? >> yeah i think so. one reason chris sununu chose not to run, is if you're governor, or if you run for reelection, and he just run for reelection as governor, you can sort of stand-alone. it is a referendum, and how you've done is governor of your state. if you run for the senate or the house, if you run for federal office, you are running to be part of trump's republican caucus, in the house
and in the senate. that's the facts in the truth. you'll be running for the senate at the same time as shown parnell's running for the senate, and walkers running for the senate. in your supposed to be happy about your future republican colleagues and so forth. i think this is a product, being sincere, when he says a lot of this is a product that you can still be a decent person and a republican governor. i think he's unsure that he could function in a way that he would want to and a republican senate. >> both of these gentlemen are staying with us coming to you on a question with joe biden, after this break. coming up, a leading congressional democrat warns the white house is not doing nearly enough, to sell the presidents infrastructure victory. are democrats indeed ready to go on offense? we will talk about it when we come backn offense? we will talk about it when w come backn offense? we will talk about it when w come bac (swords clashing) -had enough? -no... arthritis.
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for something. but we also need to talk like human beings, and i actually have a lot of respect for james. i think what he's saying, at its best, is stop talking like a bunch of lawyers and a bunch of faculty a heads, and go out and talk to people would take a shower after work. you have to understand why what we are doing is going to put food on the table, help them pay their bills, guarantee them a retirement, and we have the best voice in the democratic
party to connect with working and middle class families in joe biden's administration. >> that is a lot. that right there is the chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. dccc, if you live in washington. -- democratic congressman, with an urgent call for action by democrats and the white house. he has a big job ahead of him. here is what he told the new york times, quote, my message is free joe biden. that campaign needs to start now before the next crisis takes over the news cycle. still with us, thankfully, baratunde and bill kristol, here's the question i was warning about. this may trigger a tough love response. is joe biden the best person to sell this plan? >> yes and brian. he is one of the best. he is among the best. but we shouldn't put this all on joe biden. with respect to representative
maloney who runs that dccc organization. i have been getting dccc emails for the past decade and they are violent assault on the sanctity of my inbox. they tried to terrify me, hover doomed and gloom over my mine and scare me into giving money to win organization. that doesn't inspire belief, doesn't inspire action, doesn't inspire me to get on the phone and call my friends and say, you know, this is what's in this plan. we have better childcare so more of us can work, we've got affordable medications so more people cannot be sick. even if you don't care about human health, you care about workers health. so there is something in that for everyone. i agree, we have to simplify some of the language, i think joe biden can do a part of it. but i also think we need to deploy messaging in a very different way. that is no help people get their information. we are in the lateral information ecosystem, we are in digital spaces, and we need everybody out there, in all the feuds, all the screens, selling
this in a different way. not based on price tag, that just scares people based on benefits. and for all this time, past decades, have only gone to the people at the very top. this build back better will plan is bringing back power, we need to upgrade our message an infrastructure, just like our bridges. >> i didn't mean to interrupt, let's go there and messaging to your same point, for folks who regard facebook, fox news, and tiktok as the holy trinity t of where they get their news. they are following every move in the aaron rodgers story, how do you tell that audience was the rickety bridge that they take to work every morning is going to get replaced thanks to your friend, the president. >> i don't think you can toward joe biden into a tiktok dance star. that is pandering, it looks cross, it is not authentic to use. there are ways for him to be a messenger for some of his policies. i do think you tap people who already have all the -- trust is being distributed,
right? it is not about a top politician, or a top media organization. it is peer to peer. we have known this for a very long time. at agencies, marketing companies have known this. it is time for our political organization to play like they understand it to. individual politicians give it. as much as i disrespect -- marjorie gets. it aoc gets it. there are people who are playing by the new sets of rules. the parties well behind the people and they need to catch up. >> all right, bill kristol, here's another tough love question, how do you convince voters that the economy is fine with people taking money out of their four or to fill up i? >> it is really like someone at the white house just realized what we are paying for gasoline in this country. >> i think we need to acknowledge reality, and the worst that we can do with this
is to witness the implication. if you have seen jimmy adams touch in denying what is obvious and what is true, people know to be true, when they go to the market or the gestation, you have no credibility. if you acknowledge, look, it's the pandemic and it we have to get the economy going -- there is some temporary hopes inflation but we know what we are doing. that is a much more credible message and we need this republican voters against trump efforts to 2019, the one thing that we found is that people did not want to hear from elected officials. they did not want to hear from actors and fancy ads. but seems to work though is hearing from people like themselves. on genuine iphone little messages that you can magnify on digital media. someone who could say, in our case, to get people who might have voted to trump to switch, we found people, authentic
people, saying in their own words, look i'm switching, i'm voting for this meant. and trump can't see four more years. that is not what the ad, is because what the biden campaign and the congressional committee says, they are going to put up an ad like that. a lot of people feel that way, but you have to tell them no, we still want to let the republican state charge, so i think what he was implying is that rethinking the way in which you communicate this, saying that gee, the president has to do it. i don't really think that that is a serious thinking about communication strategy. >> our thanks to our guest, friends of this broadcast baratunde who will be spending the rest of the evening cleaning is inbox and bill kristol, it is always a pleasure. thank you both so much. coming up for us, a dramatic rise in covid cases. overseas and in some states in
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decline in covid cases in our country appeared to be slowing, and in some parts of our country, the virus is once again on the rise and that that. in colorado, they just today enacted what is called crisis standard of care. that allows hospitals to take unusual steps to deal with already stretched resources. back with us tonight is doctor and founding director of the national center for disaster preparedness. he advises us on public health, he is also a professor of pediatrics at albert einstein college of medicine. doctor, i know that in your line of work, when someone spikes a fever in sweden you
hear about it. i'm exaggerating but not by much. so you have been noticing these localized spikes that we have seen in europe. the news we talked about here last night in china. it happens to be per capita, the most vaccinated nation on earth. i have to ask you the question that i've asked you 50 times, how worried this all of it make you? >> ryan, obviously, this is something we have to be attentive to. and not just china. also in the netherlands. and i think we are going to be seeing a rise in the united kingdom and great britain again. and here in this country of course we are seeing issues happening now that we are worried about in colorado, and so on. i am worried about the turn, worried. i think we should be vigilant is what i think. i think we need to stop getting extreme in what we think is or
is not going to happen. i think that would be the wisest thing for most of us. a few days ago, a former fda director of the name of scott gottlieb, predicted that a covid pandemic was going to be over in early january. which is an absurdly optimistic and not based on anything opinion that just gets people thinking in the wrong direction. i think we have to do now, brian, really is to take all this with dreams of thought and take this and say we are going to thaw all the rules, we are going to get vaccinated, we are going to keep our distance. and the wintertime is in general worrisome, because it is colder weather, viruses may replicate more. we are going to be indoors more. we are going to holiday parties. so, all of this does not spell good news or glide past out of this anytime soon. so stink village alert, following the rules, making sure that you and everyone gets
vaccinated is really what we need to do right now. am i worried professionally? i am. but i think what it means for all of us, in the country, is to be vigilant. by the way, following the actual experts like at the cdc, as opposed to a football players is also another good idea that i would recommend. >> you took the words right out of my, mouth so many of us are following the aaron rodgers story, i am a big nfl fan myself, i have been watching the season that he's had with great interest and what has happened recently has made me and so many other fence so said. how damaging is something like this? one >> this is horrendous. i have people in my own family, i'm sorry to say, who are anti-vaxxers. who have taken non approved medications and other kind of superstitious nonsense to try and deal with covid. well but aaron rodgers is a
superstar. he is a hero to millions of his fans and children. first of all, he lied in august when he tried to skirt the issue of whether he was vaccinated. he said, well, i'm immunized. which everyone thought monte was vaccinated, which of course he wasn't. he is getting his advice from joe rogan, a complete outside what mainstream crack pod who is promoting all kinds of ridiculous non proven methods of dealing with covid. he is demonstrating, to his friends, to people who are very receptive to what he is saying, to the fact that he lied publicly. well and second of all, he put so many of his teammates and the people he confronts on the football field, at risk, it is just shocking to me you've got to find about $14, the man
makes $22 million a year, plus endorsements. that is not even a slap on the wrist. it is sort of like a wave in the air. $14 to him, is worth about $15 to a guy making 70 times $1,000 a year. this whole episode is really concerning brine. and i have to tell you something, we can take stronger steps to deal with people like that. and so far, state farm insurance, one of his biggest endorsement deals, is standing with him. doctor red winner, a little medicine, a little sports, everything on a tuesday night. thanks as always. coming up for us, what is taking place on a hillside in virginia, is so special and so rare, we will have to wait a century before we will ever see it again. ury before we will ever se it again
arlington is the scene in arlington cemetery, are awaiting one of the most moving and impressive in dramatic places in our country. high on the hill, solemn, protected 24/7 by the u.s. army's old guard. the tomb of the unknown's. those lost in battle and unknown but to god. for the first time in a century, the protective robeson stanchions designed to keep the public at a safe distance, are pulled back to allow people, ordinary citizens, all kinds of people, the chance to pay their respects. and leave flowers and mementos, up close. it's all meant to mark the centennial of the tomb. 100 years ago in 1921. the first remains of three unknown u.s. servicemen, since world war i, were laid to rest their. arlington got us to thinking about my friend max cleveland. back when he was a young captain outside of k son in 68, he picked up a live grenade. which cost him three of his limbs. he came home to the states,
with a purple, heart bronze star, silver star in one arm. and with the help of the magicians at walter reed, he put himself back together. he went on to get involved in politics, u.s. senator from georgia, later defeated by a disgusting gop smear campaign, that he was somehow not tough enough on terrorism. the attack ads showed him next to imagery of osama bin laden. after his defeat, which laid him low, cleveland was named va secretary. as an enlisted man, previously injured, he had a way of talking to fellow veterans, that fancier washington types never quite mastered. max cleveland has died at the age of 79. and we have lost an actual patriots. one tough guy who leaves behind his own chapter of our american history. we are back with a final word, right after this. a final word, right after this
is the old song says, we have a thing going on. and think about it, we've been meeting this way, at this same, time the same place, for an awful long while. five years give or take. next year is my 40th year in the business. the earth was still cooling in fact, when i started as a reporter. and so that got me to thinking, and that let me to write something that me made public earlier tonight. and in case you missed it, or demanded a dramatic reading.
here it is. and it reads like this. following much reflection and after 28 years with the company, i have decided to leave nbc upon my completion of my current contract in december. i have been truly blessed. i have been allowed to spend almost half of my life with one company. nbc is a part of me and always will be. 28 years, 38 countries, a olympic games, seven presidential elections, half a dozen presidents, a few wars and one snl. good friends were in great supply and nbc. i was fortunate that everyone i worked with made me better at my job. i've had the best colleagues imaginable. that includes great bosses. i was on the air for the launch of msnbc. my return years later was my choice, as was launching the 11th hour that i am proud of as the decade eisman anchoring, the nightly news.
i wanted it to be called the 11th hour, it was lee in the 2016 campaign, and i wanted it to air at 11 pm eastern time. i ask all those who are part of her loyal viewing audience to remain loyal. the 11th hour will remain in good hands produced by the best team in cable news. special thanks are due to our guests on the 11th hour. the journalist who made our broadcast would it was. they are our stars. and in this era, stars have pulitzer's. this is the end of a chapter in the beginning of another. there are many things i want to do, and i'll pop up again somewhere. for the next few months, i'll be with my family, the people i love most in the people who enabled my career to happen. i will reflect on the kindness people have shown me, and i will pay it forward. so, that's all of it. and, we get to meet here in this way for a few more weeks.
and the good news is, you get to keep watching. as i said, the 11th hour is way bigger than anyone man or woman. the truth is, our secret has always been, it's always about our guests. that will never change. so we will be talking, and come to think of it. i will see you back here as early as tomorrow night. that's our broadcast for this tuesday. with our thanks for being here with us, as always. on behalf of all of my colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. nbc news, goodnight. tonight on all in, new subpoenas for kayleigh stephen miller and the man dubbed trump's deputy president.
tonight the story of donald trump's white house enforcer johnny mcentee. and how he is the staffer that made january six possible. plus, january six committee chair, benny thompson, on what these subpoenas mean and what happens next. then the right-wing plan to use culture wars and covid to destroy public education in america. and as aaron rodgers attempt to npr nightmare over vaccine nonsense. >> i made some comments that people might have felt were misleading. >> tonight i'll talk to surgeon general, about his new plan to combat misinformation. when all in starts right now. >> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, the biden partisan house committee investigating the january 6th insurrection released another round of subpoenas today. targeting a number of high-profile or allies, the former president donald trump has. this comes on the heels of that big run of subpoenas handed down yesterday. we are goi t