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welcome back, everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. playing chicken. that's what the president and republicans are doing right now. unemployment benefits for millions run out tonight, and while a bill to fix this sits on the president's desk, he's choosing to stay in florida, largely absent from the conversation aside from a few tweets asking congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checks.
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can an agreement be reached and will we see a government shutdown by tuesday morning? and rocked by an explosion. national nation national -- nashville the downtown looking more like a war zone and police searching the home of a tennessee man. more what we heard this afternoon. >> i am confident in the team we have that we will get to the bottom of this, find out the story of this individual, or individuals. we don't know right now, but this, this ultimate scrooge who on christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread devastation and destruction. >> and seeming the only action this president is taking, pardons. dozens this week cleared of crimes committed in their past. forgiveness mostly going to mr. trump's extended family and loyalists and not those seeking compassion after time served. the big question, who could be
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next? could it be himself? could it be his family members? we're going to get to that. also, how might this change the department of justice with a nation battling a pandemic and on the eve of a new presidency growing concerns overseas including u.s. troop movements in the persian gulf. a peace dealship say could lead to war and much, much more. getting you caught up on those angles, plus the future of the american education system. we know who but how big is his challenge to make changes after the department was led by betsy devos known for school choice, voucher programs and charter schools. we're learning more about the incoming administration to get students back to the classroom. we'll get to more on that as well, but i turn now to the covid-19 relief benefits expiring today for millions of americans. joining me, lindsey reiser,
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msnbc wankd weekender and msnbc analyst from the "washington post" and author of "the power of the newsletter." susan del percio, senior adviser for the lincoln project and christina greer, associate professor of political science, author of "black ethnics and politics at the grio." welcome to you, ladies. look at that. just realized it's all women. i love it. start with you on this one. more than 14 people people that could lose unemployment benefits by end of the day if the president sdmot sidoes not sign this new covid relief. you spoke to new yorkers. what did you hear? >> you nexted that bill that could prevent this sitting only the desk in florida waiting for his signature. he's dug in on those larger stimulus checks. we know that. also we know that there's nots a ton of support for that in the
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republican caucus. it's still unclear whether he will sign this. what we do know about what's going to happen in terms of what is expiring tonight. we know that extended benefits for gig workers and for those who are self-employed, those will run out. also the relief bill includes billions for small businesses in the form of ppp and tax breaks. more than 100,000 small businesses by the way closed in the pandemic. that's according to yelp. i. so with isn't small business owners today at bank of america, winter village at bryant park narp open. which is great. but pared down due to safety. they have 60 instead of 175. instead of 500 skaters, 200. they say they're scraping by at this point and that the time for more relief money was yesterday. less listen. >> i just wish i could just say
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to them, help us. we're trying to survive, trying to eat. not worried about our vacation homes or how big our christmas tree will be. we don't have christmas thees this year. we're trying to eat, trying to pay the electricity. >> what i make here is probably going to have to sustain my family until summer. i have no idea. covid relief is crucial. it's crucial. >> reporter: yasmin, what else as stake? end of month, made leave and eviction moratorium to name a few. yasmin? >> good stuff, lindsay. thank you. going to my panel talking about essentially first the rereleech payments and bill sitting on the president's desk. it is incredibly troubling, congresswoman edwards, thinking about the president and the fact he is holding so many people's
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livelihoods in his hands right now, and he's golfing in florida instead. talking about this $2,000 increase in direct payments he want to make happen. sounds like a great idea but doesn't necessarily seem like he's doing the work to get it pushed through and actually make it happen. first your reaction to what we heard that one woman say lindsay reported on in that this shos have happened yesterday. it should have happened. why are we at the 11th hour here? >> we're at the 11th hour, because the president of the united states decided to throw a monkey wrench into a negotiated deal that members of his own administration helped to negotiate. that bill is sitting on his desk down in florida waiting to be signed. i guess when he comes off of the golf course. but the fact is that americans are really struggling, and i agree with the $2,000 payment. the president if he wanted that he could have gotten that, because democrats passed that in their bill in may. so, you know, i don't understand what's going on here, except to
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say the president is not only blowing up the dining room table of millions of americans, but he's also blowing up the republican party, and it really is tragic, because people are trying to pay their electric bill. sitting around a table trying to figure out which bills to pay and which bills not to pay. they're struggling and standing in food lines like they never have before, because they can't make the next meal. so i think the president needs to sign that relief bill and then he needs to get on with the business of, you know, sign the $2,000 payment, if that is what is -- is necessary that once the house passes that bill on monday. but do something, because americans really can't afford to go another day without relief from the congress. >> yeah. we talk to these americans every day on this show that that need.
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i spoke with karen. someone who needs to pay her rent to put food on the table. doesn't have a job. has to move into a motor home, giving up her apartment. has no center in hrtainty or se her life because of this. up against the holidays now, december 26th and these benefits are running out. jackie, talk to me about your reporting on this? because i want to know what the president's play is here, right? congresswoman edwards brings this up. why didn't the president support this earlier on? there's going to be a vote. nancy pelosi, speaker pelosi brought up the fact she'll bring a vote to the flar on mondoor oi believe. from politico, on monday bring the house back to session and we'll hold a recorded vote on stand-alone bill to approve economic impact relief to deny them the relief that they need -- what is the play here from the president from your understanding and the folks
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you've been speaking to on this jp why is he bringing this up now? >> i want to say that would be the best-case scenario at least in the interest of the american public, if the president signed the bipartisan legislation in order to prevent the government spr-of-fr -of-from shutting down and deliver the relief, that the last two weeks was spent to put together and delivering then a $2,000 check the president's wants. it's a really, really, a great question. why this president has suddenly decided to inject himself into negotiations after really, you know, being pretty disengaged from them for the past few moss, quite frankly. also a slap in the face to his treasury secretary stephen mnuchin. the centerpiece around this $900 billion bill were the $600 stimulus checks that treasury secretary stephen mnuchin said
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the president supported. it would have made a lot of sense -- >> they didn't even let that, jackie, correct me if i'm wrong, but that, from that stephen mnuchin actually didn't involve extension of unemployment benefits at the time. just the stimulus check no extension of unemployment benefits which also wasn't a good plan either. >> right. exactly right. you know, regardless, the president works have been helpful to have known where he stood on this weeks ago. this deal alluded congress for months. already waited to the 11th hour when millions are about to go off the eviction and benefits cliff and now lindsey graham saying president trump is determined and convinced more than ever to increase stimulus spending to $2,000 per person and challenge section 230, big tech liability as relates to the m mdaa. all things the president could have articulated months, weeks ago at least to prevent the deal
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from going into disarray. >> so, all right, susan. take us inside the heads of republicans now. right? because seems as if they supported the president up to now. to the point they supported him saying that this election was rigged. that he actually won this election. they didn't declare joe biden president-elect. many kind of leading republicans. and yet seems as if here we, when we talk about this, a $2,000 additional stimulus payment, a lot of republicans wouldn't necessarily be onboard. talking about ballooning deficits and they don't want to be seen as someone tributing to the ballooning debt of this country. so why not? why not the president sign a bill like this to get money in the pockets of americans, and then appeal to republicans who seems as if he has influence with, up until now, and add an additional $1,400, shall we say, in a separate bill he comes together with the democrats on, and get that passed through?
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>> well, because the president besides acting like a 3-year-old having a temper tantrum knows about how the process works about as much as a 3-year-old does. he has no clue what he's even talking about. yasm yasmin, when you look at his complaints why he doesn't want to go forward and sign this bill, it's because he says there's pork, but that is from his own executive budget that he proposed. so he has to first get over negotiating with himself. but, now these republicans, and we've always said quietly known of think frustration with trump and growing happy to see him go because he does throw a wrench into it. perfect to go with what congresswoman edwards said. pass this then vote on nancy pelosi's bill and lower it to $1,400 giving the president what he wanted, like a 3-year-old. he has his blanky, and then you could also let people get what
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they need, and not be, let everything be disturbed. >> yeah. we're coming up with legislation right now on-air it seems. coming up with bills to get passed and what numbers to come up with. that's what we do. right? christina, bring you into the conversation. again, stuck on this as i spoke with congresswoman edwards on it, which is the fact we're at this 11th hour. right? it's the way, or the action, lack of action when it comes to congress in general. i mean, how do we change this? like, how do we anticipate something like this changing in the future so we're not always pushed up against a wall? i mean, how many government shutdowns have we had in the last, you know, four, eight years where you've had government employees that can't pay their bills, because they're living paycheck to paycheck. right? right now a looming government shutdown with 14 million
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americans out of benefits who may actually lose their housing and be homeless. >> right. that number, 14 million is a gross underestimation. we know so many people weren't eligible to be put in the cue. to answer your question, a loss we don't have people like congresswoman edwards still in congress. i mean, we have a real disconnect between our elected officials in washington, d.c. and the real lived experiences of so many americans. we saw what happeneds to stacey abrams when she ran for governor of georgia. be people had student loans, helping their parents with their own bills. people who have a little bit of debt are shamed and many cannot run for office and if they dare to do so, you know, it's seen as a negative. we just don't have enough people in congress who reflect american society. i'm talking about the myriad of ways to have diversity. not just racial, ethnic, religious orientation diversity we need to get much better it's
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a. we niece economic diversity. shouldn't have people aoc saying i can't move to washington, d.c. until i get my paycheck. look at the economic reality of many republican members of congress, and they don't look like anyone in the american society. too busy trading stock, on the stock market to think, what does it mean to live off $600? one-fourth of my rent for one month and for so many especially lives cities, $2,000 doesn't even cover one month's rent let alone food and other bills. >> right. congresswoman edwards, christina brings up such a good point. we talk a lot about diversity in general, as an umbrella term, right? but economic diversity is also a really important point when speaking especially about relief funding, for instance, for millions of americans across the board. do you think washington in general, especially the people
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coming up with the legislation, are completely and totally out of touch? with what americans are facing right now? and if so, how do we change that? >> well, i do think christina makes a really important point. i think that is true. i think washington can be very out of touch with the lived experience of americans. i remember when i came into congress and talking about having to pay student loans and child care and struggling to pay a mortgage. it was almost like it was a novelty experience, and i think that we are increasingly, at least among democrats, there are more people coming in who have had, you know, the experience of being unemployed, of working hard and struggling and coming into congress, which is a really important basis upon which you can begin to look at the experiences of the american people and incorporate that into legislation. but even if that is said, 14
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million people are going to run out of their unemployment benefits. hundreds of thousands can be evicted next week if congress doesn't pass this -- if the president doesn't sign this relief bill. >> so upsetting. >> it's really upsetting, and i think that for americans sitting at home who are wondering about how to make the mortgage payment, how to pay the rent, how to make sure that their children are fed. they're throwing up their hands and saying, come on, president trump. sign the bill and get on with it and republicans in the house and the senate, $2,000 to make sure that americans can sustain themselves. this is really what's needed right now, today. >> supposed to get to so much more, ladies. of course, this is "the" most important topic right now to cover. it's so incredibly upsetting. i thought about it all last week when i was off kind of
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celebrating the holidays relaxing for a moment thinking about the stress of so many americans facing, how grateful i am to have a job and so many americans are jobless, don't know where their money is coming from, can't pay bills, it's cold outside across much of the country. worried about losing the roof over this heads and putting food on the table for their babies. this is not this country, or it shouldn't be, very at least, but seems it is right about now. jackie edwards, thank you all, guys. happy holidays. i want to get now to the explosion that rocked downtown nashville yesterday. right now investigators are searchings home of a person of interest in connection to the incident that left at least three people injured. local and federal authorities at the scene continuing to piece together what exactly led to this explosion. and what motivated the person behind it, and that is where we find nbc shaq brewster joining me on the phone also investigating reporter tom winter with the latest on the
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investigation. tom, i want to start with you on this. our latest reporting on this, incredible. what do we know at this hour? >> reporter: right. late effort on this is that right now the fbi is at the home of a person identified at anthony quinn warner. he's 63 years of age from antioch, tennessee kind of on the outskirts of nashville. essentially, yasmin, trying to figure out whether or not this is the person responsible for the bombing on christmas day in nashville. the investigation here is focused on a couple differ things. number one, an rv almost exactly matches the description what police say was used in this bombing seen on the google -- you've looked at this rv. that's the same type of rv, same type of description that's on the google street view, if you were to look at that for the address of this person. so now according to the images
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we're looking at, that vvrv is longer there. a big clue even for those of us that are not professionals. the thing they're going to look at here, yasmin is essentially, can they find evidence that does definitively link back to, or not, to this individual? they're going to look and see was there an explosive used, i nope people say, seems silly, but you could explode an rv not using an explosive, but was there an explosive used in that rv when it blew up? would that explosive be found at this address? if not, we are, where could that bomb have been assembled? they're going to look for bombmaking tools. the marks that those tools make. an awful lot of science behind it. of course, if they have recovered any tissue and there appears to be indications they've recovered human tissue from the scene, is there anything, any sort of dna they can compare that to at that
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particular address to match that person, the tissue found at the scene to the person in their home that they're searching now. so, again, a couple things. one what does the evidence show them at that house, that search, just because it appears that the rv was at that address at some point. there was perhaps later used with this bombing. that's not nearly enough. the fbi typically doesn't call persons of interest. i think right now just want to be a little more specific than that and dial in on is this their person on not? if so, they're going to check their guardian systems, which is the fbi case management system for keeping ahold of leads. so they'll want to figure is this somebody on their radar before? smoob they received information about before? that may have occurred. if so, what can we who can we talk to that may have known him? what can we go back and take a look at? all of that are going to be some
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of the things they're going to encompass in this investigation, but the evidence is really what they're going to need to figure out whether or not this is in fact their person. whether or not this person is in fact deceased and those are the remains found at that blast site. then, of course, the issue of motive. behavioral analysis unit, the fbi is working on this in quantico, virginia, see if anything is left behind at the house if he is in fact the person responsible for it. was there anything left behind at the house to kind of provide some clues as far as motive goes. >> tom, stand by for us. i want to tell folks what they're looking at right now. so i believe on the right side of your screen, basically you're seeing live pictures from antioch. antioch, tennessee, tom mentioned. kind of the suburbs of nashville, tennessee, and that is where fbi, atf, doing their search of this pernt of interest, anthony quinn warner, 63 years of age. currently in the process of
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searching that property as tom just eloquently brought us through, took us through that. you're looking at that live picture. then on the other side you are seeing scenes, of course from where the explosion took place yesterday. we're going to continue to monitor these two situations. with that i go to shaq brewster actually on the ground for us in nashville, tennessee. shaq, bring us up to date as to what you're learning on the ground. >> yeah, yasmin. looking at those live pictures antioch is about 15 minutes i way from where we stind right now. we're about four and a half blocks away from the block site where the explosion occurred. an update from officials in the past two hours they're going through some 500 tips and leads, going through the investigation and processing that scene. you see the damage. you saw video of the bombing. you saw the size of that explosion and the impact it had. they explained they're going to process this for some time. they need to go several blocks. there's lots of damage, lots of
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parts they want to go through. to that point, listen to a little of that press conference where they explained the complexity of dealing with a crime scene this size. >> having been up there and seen that scene, it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle created by a bomb that throws pieces of evidence across multiplesy blocks and they've got to gather it, catalog it, put it back together and try to find out what the picture of that puzzle looks like. i am confident in the team we have that we will get to the bolt um bottom of this and findt the story of are this individual or individuals, we don't know right now but this ultimate scrooge on christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread deserve stakes and destruction. >> reporter: investigators saying -- apologize for the fire truck going by -- investigators are looking into possible human tissue, they're calling it, that they found at that blast site.
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they have not given anymore information including in the press conference they just had anymore details about that if they identified where that belonged to organization who that might belong to, but one point you've heard from not only the fbi, or the atf, also local police chief are and the local mayor here is the idea that there is no longer an active threat. that there shouldn't be any concern that people have here. they say they went through the perimeter and even beyond the perimeter to check for possible other explosive devices and simply did not find anything. they say that things, they feel like -- gave a sense they have this under control and made clear there is no active threat currently here in downtown nashville. >> all right. nbc's shaq brewster and tom winter, thank you to you both. if you get more throughout the hour, i know you'll bring it to us. still ahead, everybody, president-elect joe biden's pick for the secretary of education.
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>> for far too long we used band-aids for disparity instead of early childhood education. >> what it could mean top go from a controversial betsy devos to miguel cardona, someone with actual public school experience? also the biden team's plan to reopen schools. we'll be right back. we'll be r. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. ♪ usaa
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welcome back. president-elect biden this week announced his pick for education secretary set to take up one of the toughest challenges facing this administration. miguel cardona getting the nod to replace betsy devos. responsible for getting kids back into the classrooms safely and efficiently during this pandemic. biden describing him as the man "for this moment." getting american students back to school during this pandemic. joining me, president of democrats for education reform. thanks for joining us on this. really appreciate it. i guess i first want to kind of get the 411 on miguel cardona? >> thank you. >> who is miguel and what do you expect his priorities to be? >> well, dr. cardona is one of the leaders in our country in terms of trieducation equity, a former public school teacher a principal at a public school,
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administrator at a public school districts and last couple of years commissioner of the state of connecticut department of education. he, himself, his leitch wife wae bawd of the power of education. so in his bones he's rooted, really, in miss soul understanding how critical education is for every young person to have access to, particularly low-income students, who often finds themselves on the low end of the stick. dr. cardona will join the biden administration with all of this behind him. >> we understand biden's team there is assembling a mully billion dollar testing scheme for students. what can you tell us about this? >> well, this is, i think, very promising. you know, dr. cardona in his capacity in connecticut really was a national leader on getting schools back in, kids back into classrooms. he knows in particular, low-income students, students of
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color, students who may be english language learners or students with disabilities, the more they're out of school the farther behind they're getting. we've seen many wealthier districts get kids back to schools faster and private schools. in connecticut he's been a leader in terms of getting our kids back into school. it's very promising the biden administration wants to make investments in it testing as well as resources to inchmemp m other things like mask wearing and hand washing. when this was administered appropriately it works. can't afford to loses a generations of students to the degree they can't get back into the classrooms and i think dr. cardona will be strong in this area. >> you talked about resources. a major difference we see in schooling systems across the country especially comparing the haves and have nots in this country, are a lack of
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resources. right? why so many black and brown students in this country tend to fall behind. they don't have the teachers they need. the student to teacher ratio is higher in some of those public schools. they don't have the books they need. they don't have the ipads or computers that they need on hand in order to continue their education and keep going. even outside of a pandemic time. right? what is the plan to bring more resources to these underserved communities? >> well, president-elected by has a bold plan. triple title, prime marry mechanimec. iary way to get resources to low income. wants to make college debt-free for any family that makes below $125,000. these investments are critical to address the resource gap you talked about. we know too many low-income families simply don't have
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equitable access to education opportunities and this will be central to beginning to close that gap. >> so this isn't surprising, right? because of what we've seen with the transition period. seems like we had, the pentagon holding off on any transition meetings two weeks, because they said that employees inside the pentagon felt quote/unquote overwhelmed. seems the reasons were for something else. now seems like betsy devos is not necessarily cooperating with the transition team when it comes to education. that's going to make things a haek heck of a lot harder for this transition. >> it would, and i'm hopeful that everyone in the current trump administration will assume their patriotic duty to make sure there's a smooth transition in respect is going to be an incoming administration sworn in january 20th and this country needs that administration to hit the ground running to not lose
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any amount of time, not even one da particularly for our students we know are in very difficult circumstances. i'm hopeful that secretary devos as well as this entire administration will do everything required to make sure on day one the biden administration can uphold its responsibilities to the american people. gerard jefferies, thank you for being with us. today is the first day of kwanzaa. celebrating african-american herita heritage. >> there was always the discussion of the seven principles, and my favorite i have to tell you was always the one about self-determination and essentially it's about, about be. be and do. be the person you want to do and do the things you want to do and do the thing thos that need to
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welcome back. on wednesdayed president unleesu unleashed pardons, some spoo surprising like paul mft mfanaf and roger stone then jared kushner's father, and others unexpectedly galling like the pardon of four former guards for blackwater convicted six years ago opening fire on iraqi civilians killing 17 including a 9-year-old and 11-year-old, boys. they called the pardons rotten to the core. with 200200 -- 25 days, excuse left in oft, with nearly a hint
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of what's to come. here to answer these questions with me, a federal prosecutor and msnbc analyst. good to see you. happy holidays to you, my friend. talk about these pardons and what they mean to you. the vast scope of them from roger stone, charles kushner to paul manafort? >> yeah, happy holidays, yasmin. it's probably no surprise first of all career prosecutors finds pardons particularly distasteful. we assemble teams. teams of law enforcement officers and agents. teams of prosecutors, paralegals, victim witness specialists and we try to go about vind daicating the rights victims. i can tell you the blackwater case in particular was prosecuted by my former office, the u.s. attorneys office for the district of columbia, and for the better part of ten years my friends and colleagues worked night and day to try to hold
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accountable these four blackwater, i'm going to call them what they are as a result of the jury's verdict, killers, who killed 17 iraqi men, women and children, innocent, unarmed, iraqi men, women and children, on their own soil. simply trying to pass through a security checkpoint to go to work. they were slaughtered by these blackwater contractors. 14 additional iraqi citizens injured but survived. and the federal government, the department of justice, the u.s. attorneys office worked night and day to try to hold these blackwater contractors accountable for what they did to these innocent iraqis, and then with a corrupt, you know, signature on four pardons, donald trump wipes that all away. you know, that is beyond galling. it is such an affront to victims' rights that it's really difficult to put into words. >> can we talk about the congressman granted clemency? what's the precedent for that?
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>> you know, these are particularly ugly pardons when you have members of congress, whether it's duncan hunter or chris collens, involved in campaign violations. is it irony that he's pardoned by a republican president for virtually stealing from his own republican donors and supporters, and constituents. these are particularly ugly loathsome corrupt sort of insider pardons that really i think do violence to our democratic principles. these pardons might not be challengeable in court the way i contend some others might be like for the paul manaforts, the roger stones but equally loathsome in another way. >> i mean, they could still be,
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this doesn't negate them being prosecuted on a state level? >> absolutely. federal pardons, presidential pardons, only apply to federal crimes. to the extent any of these financial crimes, for example, by some of these former congressmen also violated state laws, and when it comes to stealing whether it's campaign finance contributions or insider trading, you know, if you are violating federal laws by committing those crimes, you are almost certainly violating state laws, because just as those crimes have federal tax implications, you're also likely not reporting the income properly to the state authorities. so i am hoping that we have attorneys general around the country who are giving these crimes a hard look to see if they can hold these people accountable for violating state laws. >> and then always the big question, who's left to pardon
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here? really, just himself and his family with four weeks left until he leaves the white house. will he actually issue these preemptive pardons we've talked about the last couple weeks. glen hershner, great to see you. >> great to see you. coming up, top stories around the world you may have missed in "the run." before we go to break, incoming senator alex padilla joins jonath jonathan kpcapehart on "the suny show." starts at 10:00 a.m. eastern right here on msnbc. ey requires liberty mutual. they customize your car insurance so you only pay for what you need. wow. that will save me lots of money. this game's boring. only pay for what you need. liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty.
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welcome back. now it's time for "the run." a rundown of stories you might have missed this week. gulf region alarming military officials who fear this could be the president's final attempt at
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a salve vo against iran. the president spending his last weeks in office touting other achievements historic deal, he calmed it normalizing relations in abrokered by the united states. and disruption of policies in north africa and could set the stage for more violent conflict, not less. finally a standoff after the president vetoed the annual military spending bill wednesday because it did not modify a law that provides liability protections to tech companies and would have authorized the renaming of military bases named for confederate generals. the veto places republicans in a difficult position having to override the presidential decision only one day after he suggested he may not sign the covid-19 stimulus bill. after the break, back to nashville for that breaking news. right now investigators searching the home of anthony quinn warner of nearby antioch,
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let's go back to that breaking news out of nashville, everybody, where investigators are trying to piece together what led to an explosion that rocked the downtown area christmas day, injuring at least three people. that's where we find shaq brewster who's been following this since the beginning. shaq, bring us up to date. >> reporter: a lot of action happening about 15 minutes from where i'm standing right now. i'm in downtown nashville, but in antioch, tennessee, that's where you saw a lot of activity as federal agents were searching the home of 63-year-old anthony quinn warner. multiple senior law enforcement officials telling nbc news his home is being searched in connection with that christmas day bombing. they're calling him a suspect. federal officials aren't even calling him a person of interest
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at this point, but they're saying they're going through his home in connection with that bombing. we did get an update from law enforcement officials earlier today about two hours ago. they explained they're process that go massive blast scene. let's go through the time line. 1:30 a.m. on christmas day, the morning of christmas, when they saw that rv pull into the downtown area here on 2nd avenue in downtown nashville. that rv parked and then there were reports of shots fired that came in just before the 6:00 hour yesterday. when police arrived on the scene responding to those reports of shots being fired, that's when they heard this warning blaring from that rv telling them that a bomb was going to explode. it also had a countdown at 15 minutes telling people to evacuate. there were six officers being credited with leading that evacuation, getting people out of their homes and out of the
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area. that explosion happened 6:30 a.m. christmas morning. you see the images, the damage there on your screen right now. those are live pictures of what that area looks like. we're about four and a half blocks away from that at this point. investigators have a lot of work to do and they're continuing to pursue about 500 leads. >> i know you'll be on it for us. thank you, shaq. nbc's shaq brewster for us, appreciate it. that wraps up the our for me. i'm yasmin vossoughian. i'll be back tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. eastern. you do not want to miss reverend al sharpton's 10th annual revvie awards. they're going to celebrate the best and the worst because there was a lot of worsts in 2020 and then give awards to those who actually deserve it. up next, the rev takes over after the break for tonight's edition of "politicsnation."
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