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to help manage hunger and support muscle health. try boost® today. freedom finally for dozens of civilians who have been trapped at that steel plant in mariupol. hundreds of people are believed to remain at the factory. we're also about to get an update from the pentagon on the war in ukraine. a senior defense official tells nbc news, russia is making "anemic progress in the donbas." the russian military still suffers from poor command and control and low morale. we'll talk to a member of the president's national security team and a member of the ukrainian parliament. and from capitol hill, new developments from the january 6th committee. the panel wants to hear from
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three donald trump allies. good afternoon. i'm garrett haake in for hallie jackson. i'm joined by matt bradley and courtney. and andrea mitchell is our chief foreign affairs correspondent. matt, i'll start with you. you've been following the travels of these evacuees from mariupol. what can you tell us? >> reporter: we don't exactly know where they are. we know that some have left, and i've been here at the parking lot that normally hosts people who come from all over the southeastern region from inside russian occupied territory. they didn't show up, at least not in the numbers that we were expecting today. and not the ones from the steel plant. the much-anticipated arrival of bus loads of civilians sheltered underground underneath that steel factory for months on end. they aren't there yet. instead, we saw quite a few others.
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we saw people from all over the region, two had come fleeing from russian occupied territory, placeskherson, outside of mariupol. and all of these people, they were in danger their entire trip. what they did, instead of going out in a massive convoy that was organized by the united nations and the international red cross and red crescent, like those who are coming out from underneath the steel works, they instead simply heard that the bombs and the guns were silent because of that cease-fire that had been organized to free up the people inside there. so they piled into their cars and decided this was the time to make a break for it. some i spoke with said they had made several previous attempts to make it north to where they thought they would be safe. instead, they stopped because they encountered shelling and russian resistance. they didn't feel safe making the journey. so they returned home.
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again, they were subject to bombardment and constant fear that their house could be destroyed on top of them or around them. so i spoke with some of these people. their stories were terrible. the process was, they would drive in, in their own cars and they had to have their cars marked showing there were children in them or elderly people or just civilians. some of the cars you would tell had been hit with bullets. they had encountered some violence on the journey. some were crying tears of joy as they were processed by the police, who were checking to make sure that they were who they say they were, and not undercover saboteurs, and we have seen in other parts of this country, especially in the early days of the fighting. after that, they were processed and sent in to be helped by unicef, icrc, or doctors without boarders, all who had tons of
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personnel on hand. again, we've got to say, these people, they're in safety. their journeys from danger are over. but in many ways their journeys are just beginning. and the uncertainty of their lives have taken over. for many of them, their homes are completely destroyed. their cities are occupied. their families are scattered all over europe, and they really just don't know what to expect next. >> matt bradley painting the picture of the humanitarian situation. courtney, you're at the pentagon. we've been waiting to hear from john kirby today. you got a background briefing on the status of the russian military operation out east. it sounds like it's not going especially well for them. >> reporter: it's definitely going a lot slower than the russians expected according to a u.s. assessment that. is largely because of the ukrainian resistance. the ukrainian military has been pushing back and holding back the russian onslaught in this newest offensive in the donbas. according to the senior defense
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official, what they're seeing happen on a day-to-day basis the russians will make a little bit of progress, they may take an area, declare victory, then move out, allowing the ukrainians to move back. so the official was explaining that literally, from day-to-day, there are areas that are almost moving back and forth between russian and ukrainian hands. so the russians just aren't making any forward momentum during this offensive. they have also been plagued by the same problems that we saw the russians facing in the earlier parts of the invasion. things like logistics issues, not being able to resupply the forward units. problems with command and control and their communications. so what that means is basically the units that are up in the air aren't speaking to the units on the ground. they're not working together. and it's not allowing them to progress forward as quickly as they otherwise would be able to. but in addition to that, you mentioned this at the top, the russian troops, according to the senior defense official,
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continue to face morale problems. this offensive, it's begun now self-weeks ago, but the russians till have not moved far out of izium into the donbas area. >> so andrea, you have an update on the diplomatic picture and how russia may be consolidating what they have. the u.s. ambassador said russia wants to hold mock votes in areas they control in ukraine. >> including the osce, where i work as ambassador, has been very clear that such referendum, fabricated votes, will not be considered legitimate, nor will any attempts to annex additional ukrainian territory. but we have to act, we have to act with a sense of urgency. >> explain the significance of
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that and the speaker's surprise visit to ukraine this weekend. >> reporter: first of all, that was michael carpenter, the u.s. ambassador to the organization of security and cooperation in europe. and he came to the state department today to brief specifically about what they now think is russia's fallback plan. they didn't take kyiv in five days. they didn't topple the government. you heard courtney say that some of -- they're now experiencing things in the south and east, some of the command and control problems you saw in that original operation, attempting to get kyiv as they thought they would, and they didn't because of the strength of the ukrainian pushback, so now the fallback plan is to hold sham referendum in these areas of luhansk and declare they're loyal to russia, so it would be the separatists taking over, and that would be a fake election, and a way to
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topple the ukrainian government from within, to surround it and make these moves and take more of that land and take more of what is ukrainian territory, more than they now control, which would be crimea, which they got in 2014. so that's the argument. regarding the speaker's visit overnight saturday night and sunday, with key members, the chairs of the key committees on the democratic side. and as you have been reporting, republicans were invited and did not accept the invitation to go. and for security reasons, it wasn't clear where they were going. when you are a passenger on these trips, aside from the speaker and the security detail and others in the military and the state department and the white house, she's second in line to the presidency. and for her to go and leave this group, to see zelenskyy in kyiv, they have to take a 10 or
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11-hour train ride to kyiv and back. so there were obviously security issues with russian attacks on the rail and various other places, including in the west, which would have been where they entered from poland. so that's what they did. it was more than symbolic, as we have been discussing today. this was a three-hour meeting, which is as long as blinken and austin spent last week with zelenskyy to go over the details of what they really need, what ukraine wants from the $33 billion and how the movement of weapons are going, and training of ukrainians. we now know lots of ukrainian soldiers, hundreds have now been trained on these new howitzers. so there are a lot of details that someone like nancy pelosi would be getting. she came off the intelligence committee before she was speaker, and gets the intelligence briefings every day that you get at the highest level, the president and the vice president. so these were very detailed
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conversations. and now she's today in poland with her democratic colleagues meeting with some of the refugees, soldiers and meeting with the president of poland and their problem in absorbing all of these refugees, and also, there are fears that if russia wins, they would not stop at ukraine's border. >> a lot going on. thank you both for your expertise on these topics. i'm joined now by special assistant to the president and senior director for europe on the national security council. i want to pick up with the speaker's trip. how closely is the white house working with her, working with zelenskyy to fill out -- we saw that graphic of the $33 in aid, to fill out the details of what zelenskyy needs and how we can get it to him. >> thank you very much. the white house certainly has
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been in very close touch with congress, with speaker pelosi in particular about her trip. as you saw yesterday, joe biden had the opportunity to speak with speaker pelosi once she safely returned to poland. it was an opportunity for her to give her read out of president zelenskyy. the president sent a supplemental request to congress. we appreciate all the funding they have given us for ukraine. and we look forward to continued conversations with the hill in the coming days to hopefully get additional financial resources that will enable the united states to continue supporting president zelenskyy and his government. >> the speaker is the highest ranking u.s. official to go to ukraine. so far not president biden. is the white house making plans for him to go? >> so nothing to announce on
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that part. as i'm sure young understand. it's a complicated process to get the president anywhere. but it is why he was keen to send his secretary of state and defense secretary to kyiv to get a first hand report. he had the opportunity to meet with them in poland. saw the ukrainian prime minister here a couple of weeks ago, as well. he speaks to president zelenskyy regularly. but it was important to him to have the speaker as well as his two senior national security officials there on the ground to convey his continued close interest support for president zelenskyy and to be able to hear their firsthand readout on the ground. >> i'm glad you brought up that trip in detail that's when secretary austin said he hopes -- or the u.s. hopes to degrade russia's military and prevent future aggression. is it the official policy of this administration that russia
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needs to come away from this fight with ukraine weakened? >> i think the administration's position has always been we're going to continue to support ukraine in this fight and make this war a strategic failure for russia, which we have been seeing and continuing to do that with the sanctions we are imposing on russia in cooperation with our allies and partners around the world, and we old continue to support ukraine with the security assistance they need, to defend themselves effectively on the battlefield. >> does that definition of strategic failure go beyond just the boarders of ukraine? for example, vladamir putin says he's going to go to the g20 in november. do we allow that? do we participate in a meeting like that if putin is there? >> the questions on the g20 are going to be for the g20 members themselves. for indonesia, which is currently the president of the g20. joe biden i assume will be
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attending with the other members. we've seen reports that the indonesians have planned to invite president zelenskyy, which we welcome. it's going to be a question for the members of the g20 as we get closer to that meeting six months from now. in the near term, we're looking forward to a gathering of the g7 in june in person, and continued close engagement with our international partners as we continue to respond to russia's aggression in ukraine. >> the g7 used to be the g-8 until russia went into crimea. dr. sloat, thank you for your experience. coming up, we'll talk to a ukrainian military leader. but first, the latest news from the january 6th committee. which three republicans they want to talk to, and why. and an update on kamala harris' covid diagnosis. stay with us. '
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and we're back with a bit of breaking news from the white house this afternoon, where vice president kamala harris has had a rapid covid test come back negative today, which means she'll return to work in person tomorrow. she tested positive last tuesday and has worked at home ever since. our correspondent is outside the white house with more. six days after the positive, she tests negative. was she asymptomatic the whole time? >> reporter: she was, that's what her staff said. she only found out she had covid because she took a routine test, which is required of anyone going to meet with the president. she was going in for the presidential daily briefing, took the test and found out she had covid. the white house goes a step further than the cdc requirements when it comes to when people who test positive can come out of isolation. the cdc requirements say you have to stay home for five days.
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if you're feeling better, young go out but have to wear a mask for ten days. the white house, they require people to get a negative covid test, as well. certainly this has been a reminder over the past week that covid is not done, it's not done in washington. i know you and i and 2,000 of our closest friends gathered at the white house correspondent's center this weekend. it required a vaccination and negative test. largely it was a return to normal. you know, despite these cases and the large gatherings, the white house continues to say they are pushing people to return to normal because they say we have the tools, the tests and treatments for people to safely do that. >> i've already heard of one person who was involved in the white house correspondent's dinner festivities who has since tested positive. i'm sure there are more coming. i suspect there will be more coming among the white house staff, who were well represented at that event. shannon, thank you.
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the january 6th committee today asking the speak with three gop congressman about their involvement in the january 6 riots. arizona congressman andy bigs, alabama repmo brooks and texas' ronny jackson and maybe more to come. this as the committee looks to finish up as much as it can of the fact finding. here to go through these stories, i'm joined by my two guests. allie, walk us through this. what does the committee want to hear from these law mayorkase l specifically? >> these are names by and large we know about. we have been looking out for these letters and knew they were coming. young see it as the final push before they move into the public hearings phase here.
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there's a lot of news to these three lawmakers. i want to draw your attention to dr. ronny jackson's letter. they say they want to talk to him because while the january 6th attack was underway, and i'm reading here from the letter -- >> reporter: we have since heard from jackson. and he says -- >> reporter: i imagine that's something we could hear from the other two lawmakers that the committee has sought out in this because of the way they have been allied with the former president in the past. the one person i'm looking at though, and you share this intrigue, is with congressman mo
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brooks, because of the way that the former president so unceremoniously unendorsed him in his alabama race. there is the open question there, if he is angry enough at the former president to cooperate with the january 6th committy. because i think the important thing here is, these are asks, they are not subpoenas. that's the open question that the committee will have to answer here. if they need to talk to law makers here so importantly, are they willing to subpoena them? we do expect in addition to these three letters, more asks to be made of house republicans and senators, too. >> the committee has been reluctant to test their strength against members in court. allie, one more for you. the committee got a little help potentially from the courts today in getting potential witnesses to take their requests seriously. with a federal judge ruling that the republican national committee has to turn over the documents that the committee asked for of them.
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what is the rnc saying to that? >> reporter: look, the rnc is clearly going to appeal this. the judge sort of baked that into his decision. but what he did in his ruling is knocked down several of the arguments that the rnc was trying to use, saying that the request from the committee, they were arguing it was too broad, it wasn't a legitimate committee. the judge said that it was a narrowly tailored request and it made sense for it to move forward and for them to get that data. because to remind you what we are talking about here, they are talking about fund-raising data from the republican national committee that bolstered the idea that trump and his allies were pushing, that speak to -- if that fomented the january 6 riots that turned riot here. so multiple prongs to this investigation. >> so pete, this is one case,
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with one judge. but this judge really, you know, kind of knocked out the legs from some of the republican arguments we have been hearing in a lot of these cases can, huh? >> pretty much anybody who has gotten a subpoena from the committee has run to court and said, we don't have to come fly with this, because this committee is illegitimate. this judge, timothy kelly, appointed by donald trump, has knocked down every one of those claims, that it was illegitimate, it had no authority to issue this, that the information it was seeking didn't have a legitimate legislative purpose, for all those reasons he said that the committee is right here, and he also said something that's very interesting. he says the republican national committee can't sue the committee in court, because of the constitution's debate clause. courts have long said that has to do with basically anything that is involved in ledge
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legislating. the legislation continues, because what we are talking about is data from the emails from november 3rd to january 6th. the committee wants to know what communications the contractor had with the rnc about this, what sort of response was there to these emails, how many people got them, how many people engamed with them, how many messages bounced back. not the content of the emails itself, but that's the information it wanting. and the judge said it's very important to narrow it down and is not seeking records or information about donors to the rnc or who the rnc was asking for money. that he said would get close to the bone of protected political activity. one judge can't find another,
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but now you have a district judge on the record, appointed by donald trump, saying all these claims about the illegitimacy of the committee, such as congressman jackson just made, don't hold up. >> it's one thing to make a claim the committee is illegitimate, another to show it in court. up next, what sorts are saying today about the alabama corrections officer who disappeared with an inmate the say she was set to retire. this as they issue a warrant for her arrest. or her arrest
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now the latest in that search for an escaped convict in alabama. a warrant issued for vickie white's arrest. authorities say she might have helped inmate casey white, charged with murder, escape the lauterdale corrections center on friday. joining us is gabe gutierrez, who has been follow thing story. so it's been three days since they left the prison and went missing. what is the update and what led to this warrant being issued? >> hey there. there's still a lot of unanswered questions in this
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case. but the sheriff issued that warrant on charges for vickie white for facilitating the escape of a prisoner. now, this case, the more details we get, just gets stranger and stranger, because as you mentioned, they disappeared on friday. vickie white, the corrections officer, had been an exemplary employee, and had been named employee of the year four times. on friday, she told her co-workers she was taking the inmate that you see on the left hand side of your screen, casey white, no relation, she said that she was taking him to the courthouse for a medical -- mental health evaluation. that according to investigators never happened. and they have been missing ever since. now that warrant issued for her arrest, investigators are also looking into whether the pair may have been romantically involved. and there is concerned he could be armed and dangerous, because
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he has access to her service hand gun. investigators do not know where the pair is, but take a listen to what the sheriff had to say a short time ago. >> he has nothing to lose. he is extremely dangerous. he's dangerous. and i can't emphasize that enough to our fellow law enforcement officers across the country. if you encounter this guy, he is dangerous. don't take any chances. >> reporter: clearly, investigators believe that he is very dangerous. but that's because of his past. in 2015, he was convicted of a crime spree that included home invasion and a carjacking. he was awaiting a trial on charges of capital murder after he had confessed and later recanted to a stabbing several years after that. again, the pair right now is on the run, and that new warrant has been issued for the arrest of that corrections officer.
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>> so it's a wild story. gabe, thank you. breaking news now on the war in ukraine. nbc news learned that the european union is close to a deal that would ban russian oil. josh letterman has more. this is a big deal. how close would we be to an announcement on this? >> it could come this week, and sit a big deal. a lot of these european countries, germany in particular, have been resistant to make thing move until now. they were worried about disrupting their own supplies of russian energy. but now that germany has said they think they can be off of russian oil by late this summer, we do expect according to both european and american diplomats based in europe, that an announcement could come as early as this week. but there are going to be important caveats, because of the reliance of these european countries on russian energy. so we're liking to see a deal
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that's not immediate, but has a phased in approach. perhaps there are some guide posts for if europe is able to meet certain benchmarks, then the embargo would go into place. there may be some carveouts for countries like slovakia and hungary, who have been the other holdouts in trying to get an agreement. this is not going to cover gas, because europe is far more reliant on russian gas than oil. but europe will be stepping up its economic response to this war in what diplomats are calling the sixth round of european sanctions that would importantly include sanctions on a russian state-owned bank in moscow that has been largely spared from previous sanctions because european countries were worried it would make it hard to conduct energy related transactions with the russians. >> very interesting stuff.
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josh, thank you for bringing us that reporting. i want to bring in now a member of ukraine's parliament. thank you for being with us. i want to ask you your reaction to that breaking news about a possible eu ban on russian oil, how significant would that be for ukraine? >> well, that would be a tremendous step towards isolating russia and making sure that it is punished economically, as well as militarily. let me give you a couple of numbers. for the last 70 days, of which 67 days are of war, european countries have paid russia over $70 billion for russian gas and oil. it's $1 billion a day. so when joe biden announced his help and support of ukraine of $33 billion, it's significant, and it's super helpful. but in the meantime, european countries continue paying russia for energy resources and that
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needs to stop. over the last ten years, putin has $760 billion on gas and oil mean to be able to afford the war in ukraine. and a couple of world war it is he wants to start them. this is why it's so significant and why this is so crucial for these bans to start happening. i'm extremely pleased that european countries started understanding what is going on. they need to ban russian gas and oil. your see that russia is stopping supplies to bulgaria and poland just because they decided to stop and the closer we are getting to the heating season in europe, the worst his behavior would be. there is no hope he would change. so it's in the benefit of your
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-- european citizens to make sure they're not relying on russian energy resources. >> let's talk about what the u.s. is doing and hoping to do. speaker pelosi, the highest ranking official so far over the weekend in kyiv. what would you like to see come out of such a high level meeting. what do you need the most right now? >> well, first of all, we needed pelosi and her team to witness what happened in ukraine with their own eyes. it's critically important for people to change their opinions, to see what's going on, to see the results of the atrocities of russian forces. as we learned over there, we know that it changes people's approach to the war in ukraine significantly. second, one of speaker pelosi's team members said they were in
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ukraine for three reasons, weapons, weapons, weapons. this is what we need. we started receiving heavy weapons that we have been asking for since day one of the war. right now, we are working together with our partners on making sure that their logistics is efficient, and we're not getting two or three weeks later, but really quickly. we know that the russians are preparing for the parade on may 9, and they will be making attempts to have some victories in ukraine by that time. we also need to continue the financial support from the united states, and i strongly believe that should not come out of the united states citizen's pockets. this needs to be from the frozen russian assets that are aloe kit -- allocated in the banks in the united states. that's why we're asking our colleagues in the congress to
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make sure that to sell their assets and give this money to ukraine. this is critical -- >> all right. >> -- especially on the terms of the sanctions effort. >> keira, thank you for joining us and responding to that breaking news. please do stay safe. >> thank you. and glory to ukraine! >> thank you. up next, what we know about the special grand jury now seated in the investigation into whether donald trump illegally tried to influence georgia's 2020 vote count. but first, we're live in ohio ahead of tomorrow's election, where the political power of a trump endorsement is getting put to the test. ♪ i'm so angry, i'm singing a song ♪ ♪ cause i'm paying so much ♪ ♪ for home internet and that's just wrong! ♪ ♪ i've got t-mobile home internet! ♪ ♪ i feel happy ♪ great ♪ very happy! ♪ good for you ♪ look how much money i'm saving right now ♪ wait, really? ♪ there's no hidden fees, ♪
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but it's a wide open race in the republican primary. author j.d. vance has former president trump's endorsement but hasn't been able to pull away. it's anybody's guess if the former president's endorsement will carry the day in this first senate test. our correspondent on the ground in ohio. jesse, you were at a campaign event with josh holly this afternoon. how are they framing the homestretch of this race? >> reporter: yeah, they're trying to make this about the future of the gop. that's obviously what we're watching this closely for. j.d. vance trying to make him style like the outsider donald trump was seen as, as talking about those rinos, those republicans in name only, people are establishment types and trying to contrast that group with himself. he was asked about that after the rally. here's what he said this
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campaign is all about and what a win would be for him. >> what would the result of this race say about the republican party today? >> i think the race is really about, again, what kind of republican party do we want to have? an america first party or a party that shifts american jobs overseas and doesn't secure our boarders? >> reporter: now, that's what he's saying. we are hearing similar messages from other candidates that don't have donald trump's endorsement. but the trump policy ideas are all over this race, garrett. >> what is your sense of how heavy that trump endorsement plays in people's mind. >> our sense of this race has detearuated throughout the day, because things are getting closer than they were 24 hours ago. a couple interesting points.
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josh mandell appears to be the other leading candidate, especially in the recent fox news poll, which had 25% of voters undecided. so those big names did not sway a good chunk of the electorate. we asked voters what those endorsements do for them. several people told us they care about the policy decisions more than the big-game endorsement. it's whatever issue resonates with the voter that is going to make the difference here. we thought most people might be choosing between mandell and vance, but i met a man here who said he was deciding between mandell and the dark horse candidate right now, matt dolan. just to give you context, he's shied the furthest away from donald trump. so this race is all over the place. >> when the polling leader is undecided, you know you're going
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to have an interesting tuesday. jesse, thank you. and now to an investigation into president trump's influence in the last election. in fulton county, georgia, a grand jury has been selected as part of that probe into the infamous phone call between then president trump and georgia's secretary of state, where trump is caught on tape asking him to find more votes. this special grand jury won't have the ability to approve indictments, but can subpoena individuals. covering this for us is correspondent blayne alexander, so take us through the process today. >> reporter: the process today was very quick. it took about 90 minutes to sift through about 200 people summoned for this. they sat 23 jurors and 3 alternates. but as for the process over the next year, it could be rather
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drawn out. again, they have the power to meet for a year, and they're going to focus specifically on this case. so what this really does, and you mentioned they have subpoena power. this allows them to dig deep into a lot of evidence and also gather a lot of evidence into a possible crime and possible charges. so that's what we saw today. we know they're going to use their subpoena power. the top of that list would be the secretary of state, the person who was on the sefg end of that phone call that now infamous phone call from then president trump. but really can't talk about today, and start thing investigation without highlighting the other thing that's going on here in georgia, which is the first day of early voting. it's rather remarkable here in 2022, officially voting is now underway for the 2022 midterms. but in many ways, 2020 is still very much a central focus here in georgia. so we know that when it comes to the timeline, they are going to
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want to hear from people, the jurors are going to want to hear from people, as well. we're not going to see subpoenas until june. it's a process and it takes a minute to get all of those ducks in a row. also because she says she she said she doesn't want to do it until the may 24th primary hearing. >> with brad raffensperger on the ballot. the 2020 election will never end. blayne alexander for us in atlanta. >> amazon workers vote not to unionize a second warehouse. now reaction as those results came in just in the last hour. that's next. in the last hour. that's next.
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how are the workers there reacting? >> hey, garrett. some of the workers are still behind me in front of the offices in brooklyn where the votes were counted this afternoon. there's a lot of disappointment and frufrt raising and there was anticipation and excitement behind all of this program the workers wanted to send a message to amazon any they wanted the first vote you mentioned in april to be the first domino that set off and set a new tone and sent the company a message that there was now going to be an uprising of young, diverse workers at this company demanding a seat at the table. so many people wanted this second vote to solidify that pattern. they described, as you mentioned many union bussing efforts inside ldj5, which is the name of the warehouse that took this -- that had the votes counted today and they said that there were relentless efforts to bring managers into one-on-one meetings with employees and to discourage them to voting. take a listen to my conversation with one of the workers out in staten island?
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>> they treated them not human. they treated them like machines and robots. >> they didn't care if a worker had cancer and didn't care in a worker dropped dead. >> i also want to share with you because we just got a statement from amazon. amazon says we are glad that our team at ldj-5 were able to have their voices heard. we look forward to continuing to work directly together as we strive to make every day better for our employees. so they are celebrating this result, garrett. >> antonia, amazon has these facilities and warehouses around the country and they've added a ton of them since covid. what's the general state of this movement for the company beyond staten island? >> well, in a way, we are just at the beginning still because according to amazon labor unionizers they've been contacted by hundreds of warehouses all over the country and some international
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warehouses that are interested in now taking a union effort themselves. so for the alu, they're saying while they're disappointed by today's result this is the beginning of a fight that they think it's going to spread now to other sites around the country and certainly amazon has a lot of other work on its hands. they are trying to get into a hearing with the first location that voted. they're accusing organizers there of having bias interactions with employees, of having on coerced employees into voting yes and so they'll try to get that vote overturned. amazon has spent more than $4 million on this anti-union effort and consult apartments working on it and they seem to have their work cut out for their because they want to move forward. >> antonia hilton i suspect you'll be covering this story for white a while. thank you. thank you for watching this hour of msnbc. "deadline: white house" begins right after this quick break. hs right after this quick break ? and this is bad?
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