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>> just a little. >> they wouldn't be viewer friendly. >> not yet. >> okay. >> the crazy stuff we do. yes. we will be around. when are you coming to new york? today? >> yeah. >> on at 10:00 tonight. join me on tv. >> well, okay. >> you know where stephanie was last night? >> asleep? where was steph. >> on "seth meyers." >> what? >> uh-huh. >> yes. >> let's play it. roll the clip. >> were you not on seth meyers? nope. >> i was. i was. >> a lot of tension on the show now. >> you know what? when isn't there a little tension. i'll take it from here. good morning, everyone. welcome to the hour with stephanie ruhle, glad you're here. it is friday september 7th. >> let's get famous. >> and his name is ali. the latest active resistance is the op-ed published in the failing "new york times" by --
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>> i think that's accurate. >> subversion? is it treason? it's a horrible thing. for the sake of our national security, the "new york times" should publish his name at once. >> it 345i not may not be a con. may be a deep state person. you don't know where but it's very unfair to our country. >> this audience would say it's an attack on you, an attack on the people that voted for you. >> yes. >> we have a lot of love in the administration and the white house -- is truly as you would say a well-oiled machine. >> they like to use the impeach word. impeach them. >> how do you impeach somebody that's going a great job? >> it's so ridiculous, but -- we'll worry about that if it ever happens, but if it does happen, it's your fault because you didn't go out to vote. >> the so-called resistance is
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angry, because they're horrible ideas have been rejected by the american people, and it's driving them crazy. crazy. they're the ones, honestly, that have been driven crazy. it's jobs day. 201,000 non-farm payrolls increased by 201,000 jobs in august. >> the 200 in-line with what team thought. >> anybody thinking we have a weak job market is wrong. >> reflecting averagely hourly earnings 2.9% for the month, biggest increase since june 2009. very good news. >> anonymous. >> take that. >> say it with me. >> anonymous. >> we begin this morning with president trump now reportedly hellbent on uncovering that anonymous senior administration official working for him, but against him. the president again going after
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the author of that extraordinary "new york times" op-ed in a fox news interview that aired this morning. >> -- an anonymous column written in the "new york times." and i think this audience would say that an attack on you is an attack on people that voted for you. >> yeah. >> are you -- are you any closer to knowing who did it and what should be done if you find out who did it? >> well, the they shouldn't know that it's treason, you can call it a lot of things. it is working so well.
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>> can i just say one thing to you? that premise that an attack on you, mr. president, is an attack on the people who voted for you. the spirit of the letter is just the of skipposite. and that person is saying the person who you voted for is not serving you, the american voter. >> it's good press to say an attack on me is an attack on you. that's just not the case here. the well oiled machine at the white house continues its hunt for the anonymous author. the officials have been asking cabinet secretaries have been asked if they are responsible. the times have come up with a list of 12 suspects. by our count, more than 20 cabinet officials have come forward to say it wasn't me. two people not on that list chief of staff john kelly who hasn't responded to requests for comments and attorney general jeff sessions who referred nbc
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news to the statement calling the writer a coward. >> also just because they said it wasn't me doesn't mean it was the truth. and giving the phone number of "the new york times." sara, please share that phone number with your boss. >> kellyanne conway just came out and said it wasn't her. >> how about her husband? >> her husband trolled the president a lot. if it were her husband, he would probably admit it. the white house is discussing every option now as you heard the president refer to to root out the author. according to "the times," rand paul suggested forcing all trump administration officials to take a lie detector test. >> people close to the president have also talked about forcing senior officials to sign a sworn affidavit that could be used in court if necessary. >> in exerts of bob woodward's upcoming book "fear" told
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largely the same story of a president ill equipped for the job. "the washington post" reports his moves this week varied from volcanic anger to disappointment and it's showing on his twitter feed this morning. >> indeed, it is. the president tweeting, the woodward book is a scam. i don't talk that way -- i don't talk the way i am quoted. if i did, i would not have been elected president. these quotes were made up. the author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle. i wish the people could see the real facts and our country is doing great. >> let's bring in jeff mason, correspondent for reuters. ned, i want to start with you. the president has suggested it's a national security issue and that "the new york times" needs to turn over the author immediately because of that. talk to me about this. we don't know who the person is,
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so we don't know how much they know. but the op-ed in and of itself, i've spoken to experts saying that's not treason. >> absolutely. it's laughable on its face. i think this is what trump consistently does. every time he wants to get his way and it's an uphill battle any other way, he'll cite national security. look what he did to john brennan. look how he justified the muslim ban. look how he justified the transgender ban. look how he has bailed out the coal industry. every time citing national security. that's because the president under his article two authorities has tremendous leeway when it comes to national security. much more so than when it comes to domestic policy. but you look at this op-ed and you actually read the substance. the only time national security or foreign policy is implicated
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is when this author is actually praise i praising the trump administration's act with russia. i think donald trump despite what he has said has an uphill battle to make a national security case out of this. >> okay, jeff. i want to go through if this really matters. if it matters to the gop, if it matters in terms of midterms and votes. because president trump's policies are great for corporate america and the rich. a group that didn't support president trump to begin with. the same group that behind closed doors or even publicly says, yes, he acts like a buffoon. ignore his tweets. and what he does with his base is stoke culture wars. that gets them excited. his base believes this is nonsense. while we say this is massively important from a getting re-elected standpoint, from a midterm standpoint, does it
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matter? >> well, i think it's a fair question. and i think it probably doesn't matter in terms of how it will affect the base and how it will effect people who get out to vote. it could drive people to the polls if people who are supporters of donald trump listen to what he said last night which was basically an admonition that if you don't get out and vote in november, then it would be that failure to do so that could lead to my impeachment. so, you know, it's hard to say that any of the sort of major developments that continually happen with president trump's presidency that cast him from critics' point of view in a negative light, that that will ever have a massive impact on the people who voted for him and continue to support him. because for the same reasons that you were just articulating, a lot of the policies that he has been able to get through with some help in congress such as the tax reform and such as the supreme court -- we're
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seeing kavanaugh's hearing this week. that's not going away. >> i want to ask you something omarosa manigault newman speculated. let's listen. >> i put up some names on my tw twitter not to be koi. i suspected. i butt johnny de steph know up. and then i put up nick ayers. i put up a poll. everybody chose nick ayers. i went through some of my e-mails. i have to tell you that this op-ed is very similar to the style and the communication that comes out of his shop. >> okay. these names are not household names. interesting how he points at the vice president's office though. some think of them with the term
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lode star. >> that was the first time we saw mike pence break with the president. he never does in his support of jeff sessions. >> right. >> you know, i think it's interesting that omarosa was speculating. but it is just speculation. i think it also bears mentioning by the fact these are not household names. the term senior administration official can apply to a whole host of people in this administration and in previous administrations. you might imagine that if somebody at the cabinet level or senior adviser, but the journalism community, we and frankly in the administration, they use that term and we use that term to refer to people who aren't necessarily who you would consider to be super, super senior. so this could be any sort of individual with obviously some access to the west wing and to the president and to the people who are around him. but it's impossible to tell without getting a little bit more information how senior this
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senior administration official is. >> thanks to both of you for joining us this morning. omarosa is almost as good as the president at getting press. i think she knows she can tease everybody a bit. so she's using it. >> that's what they do. all right. the latest numbers show the u.s. added more jobs than expected last month. that's good news. and so is the wages number. we'll break down the new numbers. >> first, hotels are giving workers panic buttons. in response to the growing me too movement, the american hotel and lodging association says hotel operators are taking new measures to keep workers safe. >> the portable panic buttons will alert security if workers feel they are in any sort of danger. they'll be used nationwide by marriott, hyatt, wyndham, and hilton hotels. you're watching "velshi & ruhle." get guess where. msnbc.
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it is the first friday of the month which means it's jobs day. we've got new numbers for unemployment and jobs. 201,000 jobs were added in august. the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. more good news, average hourly earnings saw an increase of 2.9% year over year. this is the annual -- the biggest annual pay rise in more than nine years. there's plenty of room to grow, however, as we've discussed before 2.9% inflation over the past year erodes these gains
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workers are seeing in their paychecks. ste knee and i are going to talk about this in just a second. what we are seeing is a bigger increase in -- for workers. we need an increase for workers to feel the difference. after years of strong economic growth and low unemployment rates, we would expect that employers would raise pay even more to attract more skilled workers to open positions. we're not seeing that happen yesterday. the 2.9% wage growth is good. it's not great. stephanie, i know -- and listen. i've said this for every administration. on jobs day, every administration touts how good it actually is. 2.9% looks good to us because we haven't seen it for a long time. but to the average worker who does pay more for gas, for health care, for child care, for university for their student, it's a wash. >> it's a wash. but it's better than where we were a month ago. it's better than where we were a month ago, so at the very least we're going in the right
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direction. another way to go in the right direction is to bring this fella in. our dear friend john harwood. all right, john. white house counsel of economic advisers released a report this week that claims inflation adjusted wages have risen by a full 1% over the last year. help us understand this. >>. >> well, what they're trying to do is look for a metric that produces a more favorable number. and there's nothing wrong with looking at benefits and a broader measure of workers' well being. but, of course, if you do that, then you've got to do it for economic periods in the past. and any economic period would look better when health care -- the value of health care and the cost of health care is rising. when workers are getting their health care through their employer. that's going to reflect in their total compensation.
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so it is simply a way of trying to spin slow wage growth and make it look a little better. but it doesn't change the underlying picture which is what you have been discussing. which is, yes, wages are rising, but inflation is also rising depending on what major. we're going backwards because of inflation or people are getting a little bit ahead. the point is we need to be a lot ahead. >> there seems to be a dog interested in this report of yours, by the way, behind you. >> there is a dog interested in this report. >> or disinterested. >> who doesn't agree. >> disputing it. >> all administration dos this. every time there is a jobs report, they find -- the dog is going to bite him. they find the best way to spin it. >> ali, that's what they're supposed to do. any corporation. any white house. they're going to take a number and they're going to spin it to look better. >> it's not terrible. however, john, there were losses, job losses in the auto sector and in manufacturing which is not typical of the last
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few years. makes me think it's got something to do with the trade war. >> no question about it. every economist will tell you that the trade war is the one thing on the horizon right now which has the potential to really undercut some of the short-term stimulus that we've gotten from the tax bill and higher government spending. it is a drag on the economy over time. other things will be a drag like rising deficits. but in the near term, that is certainly a risk. and it's one of the things candidates are talking about. i'm out here in california in orange county where there are many contested races. and the republican who is touting this strong economy says tariffs are one thing she disagrees with the president on and so is the democratic candidate. >> it's interesting. the president touts the strong economy. republicans do. but republicans who are currently running in this midterm cycle don't talk about it. because as far as trickle down
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goes, it hasn't trickled down yet. before we go, this is a good jobs number. does this push the fed one step closer to raising rates? because that would make logical sense. >> or continuing to raise rates. >> we know the president, he doesn't like that. though he did when obama was in office. >> i do think so, stephanie. the fact that you both have a labor force participation at the levels where it is and wages beginning to rise, that is going to encourage the fed, i think, to be a little more cautious about overheating in the economy. and so it could be good news today, but potentially counterproductive if you're donald trump and looking to not have the fed be as aggressive as it may want to be. >> nobody likes that happening when there's an election. a lot of presidents and others have blamed the fed in hindsight. thank you, john harwood. don't get bitten by the dog. >> we don't know.
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the dog may have loved what john had to say. we just don't know. we are following breaking news right now. getting word of the u.s. military launching a new exercise in syria. we'll have a live report from the pentagon next. you're watching "velshi & ruhle." minimums and fees. they seem to be the very foundation of your typical bank. capital one is anything but typical. that's why we designed capital one cafes. you can get savings and checking accounts with no fees or minimums. and one of america's best savings rates. to top it off, you can open one from anywhere in 5 minutes. this isn't a typical bank. this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet?
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we're back with breaking news. quietly and with little fanfare, the pentagon just announcing it launches a marine training exercise inside syria. >> it is a provocative show of force to russia which has been warning of military action in that region. nbc news pentagon correspondent han hans nichols has more. walk us through this. >> what this is is a training exercise that's really about a show of force. you had a company-size ed amoun of marines coming in through the air doing air assault and doing live fire as a training exercise in southern syria. guys, training exercises do not happen in southern syria. now, this is a part of syria
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called atanif. when that heat map came out, we saw where the special operators were running. it's very secretive. it's there, it's a 55 kilometer radius where u.s. forces try to train partner forces. it's the main u.s. outpost. what's happened over the last 24, 48 hours, russia has been warning it wants to attack there. this is all part of a russia campaign where they're helping the assad regime. this marks a serious concern and potential conflict between u.s. boots on the ground, more than 2,000 and russian forces. it's a clear signal from russia saying we want to go out and clear out of syria all foreign forces. saying not so fast. we can reinforce with a company sized battalion of marines.
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they can be there fast and bring a lot of fire. i think we're at the beginning of what could be an explosive situation in the next 48 hours. >> who is this more of a message to? because we've had commentary on both of them in the last week. >> both of the russians in large part because assad doesn't have the forces, the fire power to go after u.s. troops. keep in mind that the russians say they have more than 20 ships in the eastern area there. they are doing a training exercise. officials here are watching to see what the russian navy does as well. they've got a whole armada there off the coast of syria. this is all about shaping for the final end game what's going to happen up in idlib province. there are 3 million civilians, a million children there. right now officials are meeting in tehran. the iranians, turks, and russians trying to figure out what to do. it's clear the assad regime wants to have a major offensive
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in idlib. there would be a potential refugee crisis again into turkey. it's explosive right now. >> all right. thanks for keeping us posted on this. hans nichols at the pentagon. now to the last and final day of the hearings on president trump's supreme court pick brett kavanaugh. the senate judiciary committee is now hearing from character witnesses invited from both sides. speaking against the nominee later today will be john dean, the man who turned on richard nixon during watergate. >> kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed. but democrats have tried to make his stumble on two distinct fronts. first, his view of abortion. he called birth control an abortion inducing -- democrats have also tried to corner carr nau on his expansive views of presidential powers. last night he blasted democrats for their position. >> the senate is now considering a truly exceptional nominee for
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the united states supreme court. judge brett kavanaugh. and he's doing really well. but do you believe the anger and the meanness on the other side? sick. it's sick. >> joining us now, msnbc legal analyst danny savalos. >> saying he would be the most pro-presidential pick and he would shift the balance to a supreme court that already favors presidential power. >> what does that mean, pro-presidential? >> go back to civics lessons. we have the three branches of government. kavanaugh has been criticized as someone who might protect the president. one of the reasons is his expressed opinion that the president may not be amenable to criminal prosecution while in office. >> this particular president,
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he's really into this topic. >> he's very much into this topic. to be honest, that's not what carr n kavanaugh has said. he's expressed the opinion or recommendation that congress needs to pass legislation that would protect the president. and that suggests that he believes that the president is actually exposed to criminal prosecution. so i don't necessarily think that kavanaugh's position is that the chief executive may be indicted and prosecuted. and no matter what, he agrees that that prosecution can wait until his term is up. and that the president can always be impeached and then prosecuted afterwards as it says in the constitution. >> you and i had a great conversation the other day about starry -- the concept of settled law and roe v. wade. that seemed to have been settled by people who had been interviewing brett kavanaugh,
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but senator who is had spoken to him in their offices. then something happened that made some senators wonder whether he really believes roe v. wade is settled law or not. >> the important thing to understand is you have two thoughts. one is that precedent can be overruled. and the other is precedent should not be overruled. those two thoughts can exist in the same universe. the idea is that if a case has become an anomaly, it's something that isn't followed anymore. nobody relies on it in present day. that is the case that is right for being overruled. on the other hand, if generations have grown up relying on that president especially roe v. wade which creates a constitutional right. then it is likely to be precedented. cavanaugh has said it is precedent upon precedent because it was reaffirmed in 1992. what kavanaugh appears to be saying without saying it out loud is, senate, i am not
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planning to overrule roe v. wade, please confirm me. if he's just paying them lip service or if he means it, that remains to be seen. taking his words at face value, he is saying roe v. wade is precedent. precedent should not be overruled just because the judge personally is against it. the rules are much more serious. they have to decide whether or not people have relied on it. there is a multi-factor test involved. it's not just done on a whim. >> quickly, what do you think about the fact he had an opportunity to make a clear position on where he stood with regard to possibly interfering in the investigation are russia. he dodged those questions. >> he has to. the way to get confirmed in modern day using as a lesson judge bork many, many years ago is this. the rule is this. don't say anything wild and crazy during confirmation
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hearings. play it safe. in football terms, you play prevent defense. you say the most innocuous things. you basically restate the head notes of the law, basic statements of the law. and you don't count on anything that may come before you. >> all right. this is good stuff. thank you. danny, where were you at 12:25 a.m. eastern last night? this morning. >> this morning? i might have been sleeping? i wish i was doing something exciting. >> bad decision, danny. bad decision. because at 12:25 -- you've got to make good choices in life. the good choice would have been to watch seth meyers where stephanie was. >> you would have seen jimmy fallon. you can see the interview on youtube. i'm happy to send it to you. >> please do. talking about famous people, kim kardashian is back at the white house to talk an important
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reform. prison reform. we're going to talk to one of the experts who attended that meeting. up next. but first, billionaire tesla head elon musk -- >> what is he up to? >> we know what he's up to. once again seeming to dare people to call him out. >> i mean, it's legal, right? >> totally legal. >> okay. >> how does that work? do people get upset with you if you do certain things? >> do you see this right here? >> is he inhaling? i'm not sure. >> okay. whether or not he's inhaling, he's in a state where it's legal. but right there, elon musk is seen taking in a joint during a podcast interview with joe rogan. >> also this morning, two top executive for his company tesla announced their jumping ship. the accounting officer and head of hr announced their positions
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welcome back to "velshi & ruhle." kim kardashian west returned to the white house this week. the reality star discussed prison reform with a group that included presidential advisers ivanka trump and jared kushner. >> the meeting took place just months after she last met with the president in the oval office and lobbied to get alice johnson a commutation. she had gotten a life sentence for drug related charges. >> joining us now was someone who was in that meeting with kim kardashian. what was that meeting for, to achieve? >> they billed it as a listening session. it was about clemency reform. and specifically the problem with the clemency process for the tens of thousands of people in prison. many of whom have petitions pending for clemency. that hasn't worked for the past several administrations the way it should. that was what the meeting was
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about. >> how'd it go? this is a big issue for jared kushner. he spent a lot of time on it thus far. how committed are they and beyond jared kushner, what about the rest of the administration? you think there'll be more progress? >> i certainly hope so. i can tell you that jared kushner is very engaged with this specific issue. seems to have a good understanding of it. having that meeting was a really good idea. a lot of people paid attention to the fact that kim kardashian was there. it makes sense, in a way, to have people with facts, people with fame, and people with power sit in the same room and talk about an important subject like this. i can write a law review article with clemency reform, but if that's all i do, might as well throw dirt on top of it. >> we read those things, just so you know. >> well, that's good. but most people don't. if kim kardashian tweets out the idea, people may read the article and at the least they'll start thinking about this
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subject which is really important. >> there's no kidding. for people who criticize the kardashians, this is a good road to go down. there was a judge in here -- just to illustrate what this is about. kevin sharpe was in the meeting as well. he sentenced a man to life in prison at the age of 26 years old for drug related charges. now, sharp has since said that chris should be released because keeping him in prison serves no purpose other than revenge. is this something people have come around to? are there people who took strong positions on drugs in the past who are saying, look, it doesn't serve the purpose necessary to throw these people in jail for the rest of their lives. >> yes. and that's something that we're hearing from a lot of people that's my position. i was a federal prosecutor in detroit. i picked up cases from jennifer granhome. and i did a lot of drug cases. we saw sentences that were too long, that didn't solve a problem.
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and that is proven to be deeply tragic for a lot of vinls and for society as a whole. and one of the things that was striking about this meeting and really encouraging is it was an oasis of bipartisanship. you had people from very different political backgrounds sitting and talking in a very serious way about solving this problem. and particularly resuscitating this tool, this constitutional tool of clemency. >> and bipartisanship is what so many people actually voted for. someone who wasn't in the room who people are often concerned is not on board on this topic is attorney general jeff sessions. is that a big deal? >> it could be. it depends. although the kinds of changes that are necessary can be done without the department of justice. in fact, a lot of the reforms that certainly i have pushed for and others have as well involve moving the pros out of the department of justice because of
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the natural conflict of interest where you have the very body that imprisoned people being the ones to ziet whether or not they sentence was a mistake. >> thank you for being with us. mark ostler. this is a good topic. in a lot of jurisdictions, they're even moving non-violent drug offenses into a different court system where they're saying let's not treat it like criminal activity. let's treat it like something else. look. there's a lot of research to be done on this. and a lot of thought to be done on this. but we do fill in for drug offenses where there might be a better solution. >> where there might be a better solution. and this is a topic that doesn't have a huge amount of lobbying dollars behind it. so it has to have thought and commitment. it's good to see some progress being made. the trump administration is now defying a court order saying it can hold migrant children indefinitely. the new rule that could bring the issue all the way to the supreme court. >> but first president trump
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welcome back to "velshi & ruhle." welcome back to "velshi & ruhle." the administration now saying it can hold my grant children in detention centers indefinitely. it means i.c.e. agents can keep kids with their parents, but it also means there's no cap for releasing kids, a blatant violation of the 199 7 flores. that great said kids could not bess held in detention longer than 20 days. now 416 children are still waiting to be reunited. 304 of those parents are not even in the country anymore. the u.s. government says 199
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parents signed documents waiving their right to ever reunite with their children again, but did they understand their rights? and what exactly were they signing? >> nbc national security reporters julie ainsley joins us live. when the white house decides it is violating an order, and allowing the indefinite detention of children, isn't that something that somebody has to take to court almost immediately? >> if that he what they expect. these this to get out from doll dollie gee. she's continued to say yes, this applies to children, even, and you can't hold them longer than 20 days. they want to kicked up to the appellate level, even to the supreme court. they expect a court challenge, but as secretary nielsen has said, she doesn't think she can do a good job of border security when they families units claim
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asylum when they had to be released for the court dates set for years into the future. now they want to hold them and they expect the court dates to come faster, but still longer than 20 days and not you putting a deadline on when they would have to be released. >> talk to us about the 1 t99 parents who signed their rights away. >> stephanie, we have reported on those documents. we had those. we talked to lawyers who said they weren't given the option to either deport with their children or without. they didn't really understand the rights that they had or the rights that they didn't have. in fact, my colleague jacob soboroff was speaking to one of those parents, if we could listen now. >> reporter: you're sitting here in your orange jumpsuit, your prison clothes with your wristband, how do you feel to have been here all summer? >> translator: i feel like, why
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did he deceive me with this paperwork? they didn't explain exactly what it was. i wouldn't have suffered all this time being separated from my son. >> so as you can see that, a lot of people said they didn't understand. they were told they really didn't have a choice. there are some parents, this is clear to point out, that made this very tough choice, because they didn't want to take the children back to the violent countries. they made the tough decision to separate, sometimes leaving them with a family member so the child can continue their cases, but this is something the aclu is going back and interviewing a lot of parents who were deported without their children to make sure they under what they were signing, and give them an opportunity to reunite if they think they made that wrong decision. >> julie, thank you. >> why? >> yeah, why? what do you get for that? >> i don't understand what it
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this idea of trump is a great missman. is it a mirage or something to the idea that he was good at this other thing. >> if you asked him about ai, no joke, he would think it's a steak sauce. so what he's offering the american people -- [ applause ] -- he's a brilliant marketer with no real solutions. >> listen, a.i., steak sauce, maybe i'm a bit of a sassy pants, but in all sincerity, he's done a great job identifying hot-button ideas. he is a great salesman. my issue is the product behind it. a.i. is a great example, we talked about trades with tariffs, china is spending billions on ai. putin says whoever run ai rules the rules. he talks about border walls,
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