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with breaking news. the woman that prompted a massive manhunt is dead. authorities found her with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. she had a fascination with the column line massacre, and ahead of the tragic shooting three days from now, more than 20 denver area schools were closed earlier today. heard from the executive director of security and management at the jefferson county schools. >> when this threat came in, we're used to threats, frankly, at cull olumbine. this one felt different and was different and certainly had our attention. columbine continues to attract people from around the world. and if i have any message, we're not a place to come visit if you're not a children. >> she was first reported missing monday night. agents realized the woman boarded a plane to colorado.
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when she landed she purchased a shotgun and ammunition. the fbi said there's no longer a threat to the community. joining me from littleton, colorado, is nbc's joe fryer. joe, you heard the school district official saying this one felt different. the context there is that columbine is acustomer up to getting this kind of thing to some degree and ahead of the 20th anniversary massacre, there had been an uptick in the sort of activity that people who are fascinating by columbine were involved in. >> yeah, that's right. the superintendent said in the last couple of weeks the threats had ramped up. that is something they're used to. it is something that happens each year around the anniversary. it also happens when other schools experience mass shootings. for example, parkland last year. here at columbine they did have to deal with a number of shootings. there's already a tense situation this week because they're preparing three days from now from the 20th anniversary of the columbine massacre. there are a few events planned
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to try to commemorate this. will will be a vigil late in the day friday and then a commemoration ceremony, remembrance taking place on saturday. those events today, they said, they plan to move forward with those events, especially now that the threat is over. school will resume here tomorrow at columbine high, not just here but we presume at the hundreds of schools throughout the denver metro area. that's how many schools made the decision overnight to cancel classes because of this threat, which was deemed a credible threat by authorities. you talk about more than half a million students who are out of school today. we were just talking with some parents impacted by this. they tell us the school districts did make the right decision in deciding to cancel classes out of an abundance of cautious. one mother told me she wouldn't have sent her kid to school anyway because she was concerned about what happened. another mother told me she had not quite made that decision yet but school officials made the
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decision for her. there will be ramped-up security throughout the week here at columbine. other schools may choose to do the same thing. but certainly here at columbine, they want to many rramp up secu but move forward with the events planned because they want the focus to be remembering the 12 students and teacher who lost their lives 20 years ago. >> joe fryer, thank you very much for your reporting. there's a lot we have to understand. first, i want to take a closer look what we know about the suspect. we're looking at sol pais' very complicated digital footprint. it's a very important part of the story because joe told us what happened since she left miami but there's a footprint of what we're describing as an infatuation with columbine. some people may not be familiar with it, but there's a community fascinated by these shootings. >> there's a subculture on the internet, columbiners that blog
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and post video and remembrances, really hero worship the columbine killers. it's a problem. we can point to school shooters that we know now have gone on to actually do what they say that they respect so much about the columbine killers in their own schools. almost all of them that we know now have all sort of had a place in this community. that doesn't everybody in this community goes out and does these awful things but we know almost everyone who's going to go do this has a foot in this community. >> what was her footprint like, what you saw? >> a lot of community is active on tumbler and youtube and other blogs. we have not seen that from her. but what we see is the telltale signs she's a member of this. in her own blog she has this sort of '90s throwback blog. she blogged from 2018 in june and all the way up until the end of march and she blogs about normal teenage stuff. she's feeling sad. she's upset. she doesn't feel understood.
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all of this sort of thing. also are drawings of the columbine killers, drawings of guns and knives and really homages to the alcohol up bicol killers, references to the bands or things in theirint intersper drawings of the colorado mountains. >> and she insinuated a plan? >> yes. she kept saying over and over, i have a plan. i can't tell you what it is. she was writing anonymously on the site. people know you can't say what your plan will be, that will trigger some sort of law enforcement action. but she said many times. i have a plan, i know what this plan is. she stopped blogging a couple of months and came back and said i'm miserable and i'm more dedicated than ever to activate my plan. it turns out, it seems, her plan was maybe just suicide. but law enforcement has no way to know that.
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>> but she did ask advice, seek advice about purchase ago gun in colorado. there was a fair amount of detail in there. >> so we looked at her user name which we used across several sites and linked with her picture. we knew they were hers and she posted on a gun forum, which gun owners will talk about guns. sportsmanship, i have this new gun, where did she get it. and she posted in january 2019 she joined and in the last three months she was posting, i am from miami beach. i'm going to colorado soon and i want to purchase a gun. how do i do it? am i allowed to do it? is out of state okay? she asked for advice from these people. a lot of whom said she didn't pass the smell test. they said something sounded wrong about the way she was asking that and they were concerned and called her out on the forum. she also said no, i'm just going hunting. i don't have any friends in miami. i'm a colorado girl, that sort of thing. but it seems at least that was a possible trigger too in terms of people that are going to report
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something concerning to the fbi that would be possible. >> brandy, thank you so much for your reporting on this. during the news conference jefferson county public school officials were asked about whether there would be an increase in security at schools because of this incident. >> we will not disclose what exactly that looks like but it will involve processes and procedures in buildings regarding entrance into schools, offices and schools during the day, and students at the end of the day, additional patrols, using camera systems. we're all over schools all day long so they're used to seeing us and will continue to see us. and we will see additional patrols. >> joining me to continue the conversation, shannon watts, founder of moms demand action for gun sense in america. her children were among thousands of students, half a million students in the denver area, who did not attend school today because of the search. shannon, thank you for being
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with us. just picking up with our conversation with brandy, somebody posts about coming in from out of state, landing, buying a gun, how does she do it? an 18-year-old woman lands and is able to buy a gun on demand. now, there are some people who say that's exactly how the system is supposed to work but these officials from jefferson county all shared the you view maybe that needs to be looked at. >> it's true. so an 18-year-old should not be able to buy a gun and ammunition with no permit, no waiting period, and the fact she was able to do this and fly from miami and then threaten people when she clearly was a risk to society, it makes me incredibly angry as a mom. and it's so important today to remember about half a million students in the denver area were traumatized. we have to sit down with our kids and tell them you're not safe in your schools. and they can be safe. it's as easy as lawmakers passing stronger laws.
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now i'm very happy in the state of colorado we actually have pretty good gun laws. in fact, last week we passed something called the red flag law. and that's something that needs to be passed federally. it won't go into effect here until january 1 but it was the 15th state to do so and those were the kind of laws that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. >> in the case of this where brandy and others have been able to find sol pais' footprint in which those posts would have been regular flagged, does that even exist in america? would somebody be stopped from buying a gun because they had a social media footprint that suggested they might carry out a crime? >> it's murky and depends on what constitutes a threat. but this teenager did have a background check when she went to buy this long gun. what the background check is looking for is history of a criminal record and also whether someone has been adjudicated mentally ill. that's the problem with letting 18-year-olds buy guns or letting
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people carry guns in public without a permit. laws can be more stringent. i'm thrilled we have a background check system here in colorado for every gun sale. that's not the case in all of the states in the country. but this was clearly an avoidable situation and there were so many warning signs. again, red flag laws are something that can really help us out with this state by state. >> shannon, there are people who would say that the ability to check someone's social media postings or in this case blog postings feels like an infringement on her first amendment rights, which would affect her second amendment rights. i imagine you have come up against this conversation. what is the best argument for sol pais not being able to land in colorado and buy a shotgun she may have been intending to use to harm herself other others? >> first of all, we don't believe 18-year-olds should have guns, should have easy access to guns. we also believe you should have a permit to carry a gun in
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public. but the big question is why we allow such easy access to guns. every country is home to people who are unstable, teens disgruntled. only america gives them access to arsenal and ammo. that's why we're 25 times more likely to be shot and killed in this country. it's why our death rates from gun violence are so much higher than those in peer nations. at the end of the day this is about easy access to guns >> shannon, good to see you. i'm sorry it's always in circumstances like these. shannon watts, founder of moms demand action for gun sense in america. now we're less than 24 hours away from the much-anticipated public release of the mueller report but you will not see the whole thing. there will be redactions made by mueller and attorney general william barr including grand jury information, anything the intelligence community believes would reveal sources and methods, material that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions, all of that as you would expect, but there will
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also be redactions on details that impinge on, quote, the privacy or reputational interest of peripheral players where there's a decision not to charge them, end quote. "the washington post" posts the house judiciary committee is expected to subpoena the justice department for the complete report as soon as friday. the president and his legal team are already on defense. his legal team met again today as it finalizes its counterreport. joining me with more details on the counterreport is nbc news' kelly o'donnell and from the justice department, julia ainsley. welcome both of you. jake sekulow gave a little insight into what that counterreport would be. what did he have to say? >> good to be with you, ali. jay sekulow, rudy giuliani have been the president's lawyers throughout this process and along the way they've been writing to what we're referring to know as the counterreport. sort of incrementally and now in
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this phase lots of revisions, looking at what they would want to say to refute whatever might be in the mueller report that they feel needs to be addressed. so we've been given a range of 30 to 35 pages. we've been told there have been modifications made in recent days but this is a document they've been working on for some time. in part by the legal action of the special counsel's office and in part formed by the written questions the president submitted answers to. so that helped shape the outlines of what the legal team understands about the mueller report investigation. and now with the barr letter, that gives us some sort of principled conclusions of the mueller report. with all of those pieces, they've sort of put together the geometry of what they would like to say in response, and the question is will they release it. will they release a portion of it? will it continue to change? those are the things we don't have an answer for.
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also other sources familiar with this process both inside the white house and out, give us some guidance to expect that there will be a long pause when this report becomes public because there will need to be time for those who have a direct interest either for the president in terms of his office or outside legal counsel to simply read it. this was one of those few times in american life where we all get a hurty up ary up and go. and we do expect heavy redactions but there will be material we're all be looking at at the same time together. and they give us guidance to expect that there would be statements made from the government's side, from the legal team's side, but it will be a watch-and-wait kind of day as everyone absorbs this unusual punctuation point after this two-year-long investigation. >> and the associated press has just given us some tape of ivanka trump responding to
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what's going to happen. before i go to you, julia, let's listen to this together. >> my opinions of the investigation hasn't changed. never expressed concern. i never talked about the investigation except when asked. and i was fortunate to have knowledge of the fact that i knew that there was no collusion. i knew that there was no obstruction. and this was affirmed in the mueller report, and attorney general barr's subsequent summary. so i have no cause to be concerned. i never did -- >> did you worry at all about what might be -- >> no, i was asked this question weeks before the report was handed over to the attorney general, and i said i was not worried because i had knowledge of what had transpired during the course of the campaign. so i had no ready to be. >> julia, she said there was no
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collusion and this was affirmed in the mueller report, which is exactly what the president had tweeted out right after the mueller report was -- news was that the mueller report was leased and william barr letter was released. >> that's right and she's not wrong. the bottom line conclusions of this, we do not have a reason to dispute barr's summary where mueller found no evidence of coordination or conspiracy between the trump campaign and russia, despite multiple attempts. we do expect to get more information on those attempts tomorrow. but i think top of mind for reporters as we go through what kelly described as hurry up and go, there's more evidence of obstruction and anything that can explain to us why robert mueller did not make a decision on obstruction but william barr felt he could make a decision on obstruction based on the same evidence. that i think will be top of mind, especially because we don't expect this many redactions throughout the obstruction question as we would around collusion or conspiracy, simply because a lot of that
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information is already public, and they weren't as dependant as grand jury testimony or classified materials or ongoing investigations that may have spun out of it, unlike the rest of the material. yes, i think she sound confident there but i think the real worry from the white house and my nbc colleagues reported is about people who cooperated on the obstruction case and whether or not their words will get out and the president will know they cooperated against him. >> julia, thank you so much for that reporting. kelly o'donnell as well at the white house. we will stay on top of this story and bring it to you as soon as it is released. still ahead -- the president is focusing on bernie sanders. wondering why the president feels a threat after sanders made a town hall hearing in pennsylvania. and workers spent the day at the notre dame structure that remains in jeopardy. that remains in jeopardy. i don't keep track of regrets.
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french president emmanuel macron is vowing to rebuild notre dame in five years and today the united states is vowing to help. president trump tweeted he had a wonderful conversation with pope francis offering condolences for the tragedy at notre dame, adding he offered the help with our great experts on renovation and construction to both the pope and french president. today for the first time we're getting aerial footage from the damage caused by monday's devastating fire. donations are pouring in,
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reaching nearly a billion euro. nbc's chris jansing is live in paris with the latest. >> you can see the damage from the aerial photo you showed that they have been able to access parts of the site they have not been able to look at before that's critical because they need to know how stable parts of the cathedral are. investigators are concerned about the open roof and this morning they're talking about this as a race against time. they need to figure out what kind of temporary roof they're going to put over it. it will be some sort of umbrella as one official described it to us. will it be a bubble? whatever it is they're worried about the priceless windows. other information we got from a source close to the investigation is ten other people have been questioned by prosecutors and, in fact, enough interest they're calling some of those ten people back. however at this stage there's
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nothing to contradict what was their original conclusion that this was an accident. they're not considering any criminal liability but are asking tough questions. finally, you mentioned that phone call today between the pope and president trump. today i had a chance to talk to the u.s. ambassador to france and asked her about what has been described as an increasingly strained relationship between president trump and president macron. here's her take. >> my analysis is always it's like a family, right. i grew up arguing with my brothers. i watched my four boys go at it. but at the end of the day they're still family and there's a bond in the family that can't be broken and the bond because we share the same values, democratic values, the same protections of liberties and freedoms. it's a lot. >> so between the countries and not these two men? >> no, the two men have an
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enormous bond. they pick up the phone and call each other whenever they want. that's quite unusual. it's fantastic. >> fantastic might be contradicted not just by some of the private reports about the some of the public statements we have heard from president macron. but on this beautiful night, you see it is a beautiful night there as a tour boat is going along the seine, there is some good news, $1 billion has been collected or at least pledged in donations. and the ambassador told me her office has been inundated with calls from u.s. companies, individuals, experts, all who want to help. but until they figure out exactly what they're going to do, it's impossible to know exactly what kind of help might be needed from the u.s. and one more bit of information, you know, that five-year time line president macron said he wanted to keep, we learned today from people who are very close to what's happening, it will be at least two years before they even have a plan they think to even begin the reconstruction.
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ali? >> this is complicated. this is many century's old architecture and many people will have to be consulted on exactly how to proceed. good news everybody wants to move quickly on it. great to see you, my friend, chris jansing in paris. coming up -- is president trump feeling the burn. why the president's base may be giving president bernie sanders another look. ok [zara larsson - "wow"] ♪ ♪ baby i'm not even in a gown ♪ and the only thing u have to say is wow ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪
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president trump seems to be fixating on a couple potential 2020 opponents at least on twitter. he posted last night, quote, i believe it will be crazy bernie sanders versus sleepy joe biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best economy in the history of our country and many other great things. i look forward to facing whoever it may be. he ended with may god rest their soul. trump also sharing thoughts about the ten years of tax returns sanders released monday, something he has refused to do. quote -- bernie sanders and his wife should pay the pre-trump taxes on his almost $600,000 income. he is always complaining about these tax cuts except when it benefits him. he made a fortune off these tax cuts and so did everyone else. that's a good thing, not a bad
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thing. he is centering in on sanders at the town hall president trump considers his home turf. >> this audience has a lot of democrats in it. it has republicans, independents, democratic socialists, conservatives. i want to ask the audience a question if you can raise your hand here. a show of hands of how many people get their insurance from work, private insurance? how many get it from private insurance? of those how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government run system? >> here is how the president reacted to that -- many trump fans and signs were outside of the fox news studio last night in the now-thriving bethlehem, pennsylvania, for the interview with crazy bernie sanders. big complaints about not being let in stuffed with bernie supporters. fox news anchor bret baier said there were trump supporters but that changes the question, is he
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worried the base could shift to bernie? that's a vaam id question. looking at this msnbc political correspondent steve bernanke and john harwood. steve, let's talk about why this is getting under donald trump's skin. >> the possibility we've been asking can bernie sanders actually emerge and win the democrat i democratic nomination? one of the things we have been looking at and questions we have been asking is how deep is the resistance to sander as among democratic voters? for some there are lingering memories of 2016 feeling he's too hard on hillary clinton, waited too long to endorse her, those sorts of things. is there an electability concern for democrats? one way to look at this is you see there are a lot of numbers and no names. the reason for that is because if there's deep resistance to one particular candidate, you would see it without seeing a name. would you see it in the numbers. you would see a much higher,
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unfavorable rating in the roaes of the field or unfavorable rating. maybe it's 54-19, 19 is the highest unfavorable here. who are the actual candidates? right there, sanders, 74 favorable, 16 unfavorable. this is a national poll of democratic primary voters. i think it's key because it's sort of a baseline of goodwill of democratic voters towards sanders. doesn't mean they're voting for him but you don't see the sky-high resistance or factual candidates in the past. that's one thing sanders perhaps has going for him. if you poll them now, sanders is running on average in second place behind joe biden. again, not the first choice but the possibility of that raises is if sanders gets going, if he wins in iowa, if he wins new hampshire like he did in 2016, if he wins those early states, do a lot of those 74% positive democratic voters, do they just start to fall in line? is there a comfort level he can
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reach with them by winning a couple primaries? if you win a couple and start building your bandwagon, you can win a lot more and that's how you can win a nomination. >> so john harwood, let's talk about this for a second. being in bethlehem, pennsylvania, what the president calls now thriving but this was a place home to bethlehem steel. it was what some people, they don't like the expression but it is the industrial rustbelt, or was. bernie sanders in his 2016 campaign spoke to a lot of people with those concerns, noncollege educated workers or former workers who had been put out of their jobs. he had a very different solution than donald trump did but bernie sanders is going in saying you voted for him, he didn't solve your problems, i actually can. >> that's right. when you look at the economic profile, economic attitudes profile of the core trump supporters, many of them are in fact closer to democrats than republicans. they tend to be anti-wall
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street. they tend to be very interested in preserving their social security, medicare, their disability payments, a significant number of the core trump primary voters have disabilities. so you're talking about a segment of the population that in theory could respond to appeal from people like bernie sanders. the problem is that donald trump attracted those people through other issues, through immigration. they also have high levels of racial resentment. and trump appealed to those and bernie sanders has an issue in the democratic primary. he needs to expand his vote among nonwhite voters. so he can't adopt the same profile donald trump has. i will say i think donald trump is very concerned about what's happening in the moment to him. he saw bernie sanders get a good response in a town hall on the network he thinks of his own communication apparatus and that's why you saw these tweets
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from the president. he's going to be i think a weak candidate against almost any democrat. i don't think bernie sanders by any stretch is the strongest democrat that can be put up against him. that's probably joe biden or one of the other candidates. nevertheless, the president is going to be vulnerable and the question is, if democrats do choose bernie sanders, how can he bridge that gap, the separation between democratic policy and some of those blue collar voters who sided with him? >> steve, you showed us favorables and unfavorables, but what happens in a general election? if bernie sanders were to be the democratic nominee, and all sorts of people have issues whether bernie sanders is a democrat or not, but if he were to get that nomination to the degree donald trump won a lot of his votes on the basis of economic pollpulism, does berni
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sanders have similar appeal? >> that's the question. he will be tested in a general election against trump and see if those factor that john is talking about comes into play. one thing that does occur to me talking about this dynamic in the democratic primaries here to the extent there's resistance, there is resistance you will hear towards sanders that will make its way through the media. you can say from the democratic establishment, whatever -- however want to define it. you will hear that one question that raises when you look ahead to a general election is would something potentially work in his favor a little bit in the same way it worked in trump's favor in 2016 and that is the critical voices of donald trump from within the republican party, from within the republican establishment, they may have actually solidified his brand in a certain way in the general election as somebody who was sort of against the system, and the voters who wanted to vote against the system. it may be a little more enticing to think people in trump's own party were uncomfortable with
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him. to the extent there's that noise generated against sanders, if he is then somehow able to win the democratic nomination, could that end up coming around to his favor in a similar way in jarnl election? i would be curious about that. >> thank you very much, msnbc national and political correspondent and john harwood, thank you very much. coming up -- cracking down on doing business with cuba after two decades of policy on cuba. cuba ith. or this john smith. or any of the other hundreds of john smiths that are humana medicare advantage members. no, it's this john smith. who we paired with a humana team member to help address his own specific health needs. at humana, we take a personal approach to your health, to provide care that's just as unique as you are. no matter what your name is. ♪ i was told to begin my aspirin regimen, blem. no matter what your name is. and i just didn't listen.
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the trump administration is breaking decades of precedent in a huge move that involved cuba that could affect u.s. allies, 2020 elections and standoff with venezuela. the united states has now opened the door for americans to sue foreign company that's do business in cuba. >> sadly cuba's most prominent export these days is not cigars or rum, it's oppression. title three means a chance for justice for cuban-americans who have long sought relief for fidel castro and lack of seizing property without compensation. >> let's back up and explain what that's all about. it goes back to the 1996 helms-burton act that strengthened the u.s. economic embargo on cuba. one section, known as title three, allows lawsuits to be filed against foreign companies doing business in properties that were seized from americans by the cuban government since the revolution in 1959.
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this mostly affects european companies operating hotels, factories, distilleries and other properties inside cuba. but every u.s. president since bill clinton waived that section of the law to avoid clashes with america's allies. now president trump is lifting the waiver and allowing the lawsuits to proceed. that is sparking considerable protest with some key allies with business ties to cuba including canada, france, spain and great britain. cuba says it's willing to reimburse the owners of confiscated properties but only if the united states reimburses cuba for billions of damages inflicted upon its economy of the six-year decade embargo. but this that could kill foreign investment in cuba comes at a vulnerable time for that economy. it's struggling to find enough cash for food and supplies following a drop in aid it got from venezuela. joining me now is nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell.
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thank you for joining us. no one better than you to talk about this. we heard from national security adviser john bolton a little while ago. let's listen to what he said -- >> american foreign policy should be based on the pursuit of american national interest. i think that's what this decision on cutba reflects. sometimes regimes that look alike are treated differently because in the constellation of american interests, our relationship with them and circumstances we face is different. and i don't think we need to make any apologies for that. not this administration or not other administrations. >> and we just learned, andrea, moments ago the united states has imposed new sanctions against the central bank of venezuela. combined with this announcement on cuba, this was a major shift in policy. talk to me about what you're seeing happening here. >> first of all, there are even further restriction that's might get to the bottom of this but john bolton to the bay of pigs
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brigade, the anniversary of the 1961 failed operation in cuba, which, of course, is a lightning rod for the anti-castro regime that proceeded the current regime, for decades this has been a major issue, and they are going farther than any previous administration because they're fully implementing the 1996 law, which republican and democratic administrations, three presidents, have not imposed these sanctions. and they're also going to restrict travel by nonfamily members. this is going to essentially eliminate a lot of the tour groups, the college tours, the postgraduate tours, the others, culture groups going down under kinds of exceptions under the treasury sanctions, which have permitted a lot of tourism by americans who go as part of these tour groups to nevada. that's not going to be permitted as i'm reading what has been said by john bolton, going on what secretary pompeo announced
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earlier. in addition, they're limiting the remittances, the cash that can be sent by cuban-americans to their families back home. they're going to limit the remittances to $1,000 per person per quarter. that will severely limit cash flowing to cuban families, which is arguably going to hurt cuban people. they've always said the administration, that they only want to hurt the human regime, the government. but this is clearly getting the grass roots of the cuban economy. >> the venezuelan part of this is interesting. venezuela would send cuba oil. cuba would refine that oil. and everybody made money off this thing. when the price of oil dropped, venezuela had all sorts of problems. it stopped being able to send that oil to cuba. cuba supports venezuela in other ways with professionals and some say spies. what's the relationship between -- a two-pronged attack, one on cuba and one on
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venezuela? >> the administration is using cuba's military support for the maduro regime as a pretext really of doing what they want do, which is roll back all of the economic relationships that were opened up primarily under president obama. there was a softening at times under the previous presidents but certainly it was profound under obama. so that's what they're rolling back. they're done everything but break relations and close the embassy but for all intents and purposes the embassy has a handful of people in each country so they have been checked out. one other thing is there has been a debate internally among the economic advisers, and you know this better than i, with the price of oil possibly being affected by both the iran and venezuela sanctions. price of oil can go up in this global economy. and that could in a slowing global economy hurt the u.s. economy at a time when the
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president is running for re-election. so there has been a debate whether the oil sanctions against venezuela's output will hurt the u.s. at some point down the road. >> andrea mitchell, always great to have you on the show, thank you for joining me. and andrea mitchell reports weekdays at noon here on msnbc. coming up, we're live in atlanta where aaron hake just caught up with 2020 candidate cory booker. we will hear from the senator on tomorrow's release of the mueller report. r report
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the 2020 democratic field of contenders is spread out across the country today working to gain support in key states. beto o'rourke campaigned in virginia. elizabeth warren is in utah. pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar are in tennessee. right now cory booker is at a town hall focussing on voting rights. >> we stand up for voting rights. because at the time the supreme court is making decisions
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designed to focus on cooperations. it's the freedoms of the people that are now being suppressed. so as your president i am going to stop partisan jeremy pandering. we're going to make voting day a federal holiday. >> garrett haake is with the signature senator in atlanta, what's the latest. >> out of respect for the folks in this room i'm going to keep my voice down. he has been focussed on voting rights here. very important issue here in georgia. remember a lot of folks here -- senator booker is calling me out for talking during his speech. >> garrett, i'll come back to you.
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we're going to come back to you. out of respect for the senator we're going to come back to you. garrett haake in the middle of the speech while cory booker is speaking. we'll time that better. it's on garrett. >> reporter: i'll take that under advisement. >> this guy in new jersey just started a business and -- >> we're going to get back to garrett after the senator is finished speaking. let's go to a developing story. h herman cane is telling the "the washington journal" he has no intention of withdrawing his name for a seat on the federal reserve board. he tells the paper he's committed to the vetting process. despite an apparent lack of support in the senate.
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four republican senators said they would vote against him. we're going to take a quick break we'll be right back after this break. you are watching msnbc. right b this break you are watching msnbc ♪ ♪
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and let's get a quick check of markets trading about to wind down for the day. you see the dow is in negative territory -- in positive territory for the day. but the s&p 500 and the nasdaq are both down.
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it's not much of a points difference, 11 points up versus 5 or 4 points down means that markets are essentially down on the day. we did get news the u.s. and china set a date for talks for the trade talks between those countries. and things are stepping up with europe. cory booker is still talking at the atlanta event, but moments ago he weighed in on the special counsel report. >> we need to have a transparent report out. the american public has a right to know. i've heard comments from the senators on both sides of the aisle for him as a political appointee who said things that undermine his position, not the president's attorney general but an independent attorney general, for him to filter this in a way
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that's heavily redacted to me is undermining our value of transparency and the value of the public's right to know the information. >> the department of justice is expected to release a redacted version of the report tomorrow. stay tune to msnbc and nbc all day for that breaking news. the federal aviation administration has released its initial review of boeing's update to the 737 max anti-stall software, which is expected to contributing to two deadly plane crashes. the faa is deeming the software to be, quote, operationally suitable. the report recommends that pilots undergo aadditional training on the automated flight system before they are allowed to fly the 737 max. boeing has not submitted the software update for faa approval. when that happens, the max will have to be recertified.
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they're canceling flights through the summer season. southwest and american are canceling more than 200 flights a day through august. that wraps up the hour for me. thank you for watching. "deadline: white house" with nicole wallace starts right now. it's 4:00 in washington d.c. we're within about 17 hours of the release of a redacted version of the mueller report. nbc news is reporting that the president's legal team is huddling today to prepare their response for that total and complete exoneration the president celebrated a couple weeks ago. that was a joke obviously even the president's lawyers anticipated once a fuller picture was made public it would have a potentially damaging pattern of conduct from a president obstructing the special counsel investigation into the 2016 russian


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