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have been sheltering for weeks. jill biden has arrived in eastern europe in solidarity with ukraine. and we will dig into the new numbers with labor secretary marty walsh. and federal abortion rights, as the leaked draft opinion from the supreme court continues to send shock waves through the nation. another journalist has been killed. we will bring you the latest. we begin this busy hour with the latest of the russian invasion of ukraine. an exclusive that u.s. intelligence helped ukrainian forces help to sink the war
ship. embas rassing blow to valdimir putin. it sank after being hit by two missiles. the u.s. didn't know they would target the ship. the u.n. said that 500 people safely fled the city. president 00 accused moscow of attacking critical infrastructure. all this, we are hearing terrifying stories of those who survived russia's violent occupation. this woman described what happened to her family when russian forces were in bucha. >> i screamed lay down.
my mother had a bullet in her head. my father saw that my mother was shot. he asked me to hide behind her body. i told him i saw something going through her head. this is a war crime. he told us, he was the russian soldiers put him somewhere, we want to prove it was a war crime. joining us now from kiive, and pentagon, and u.s. military analyst, and now, msnbc political analyst. where are things today on ukraine? >> all eyes remain on the
devastated stay of -- to mark the end of world war ii, a russian celebration. innertense bombardment, including at the steel plant. officials have managed to evacuate 500 civilians within the last week, thousands more remain. some civilians managing to evacuate themselves. i spoke to a photographer, he arrived here in kiive days ago. describing what life was like under russian occupation. it was horrifying. he described how his relatives were shelled, his home was
bombed, including one of his nephew, his nephew's mother, as well as center, when the russians shelled their house. his nephew writing a diary. from an 8-year-old. listen as they describe the account from an 8-year-old. >> the images are chilling, a diary written by an 8-year-old boy, whose family was injured in the shelling.
the photographer did want want to give the names of the family, they are still trapped inside the steel plant. they didn't want to offer any details, given the sensitivity of the operation. >> what more can you share about the role in u.s. intelligence in ukraine'sability to sink russia's war ship. >> how the u.s. has been providing real time intelligence to the ukrainian military. the intelligence has been a game changer in many cases. one of them, as we are learning and reporting was in the sinking
of the russian flag upon should. the russian navy only has three ships like this. when this was sunk, this was an enormous blow, to the russian military. embar rassing situation for the russians. we know that ukrainian government asked for help in identify melodie gliniewicz it, making sure that that was the ship the ukrainians believed it to be off the coast of ukraine. >> u.s. officials made it clear, they didn't provide targeting information and wasn't aware in advance that ukrainians were going to sink the ship. the u.s. did provide them with that was the ship. the intelligence they had about it, that fired off antiship
missiles, it was badly wounded. there was a fire. within a number of hours, the ship sank. u.s. officials don't know how many soilors were killed. they believe it was a significant blow. >> and the neptune missiles used to sink it, were supplied? >> no, those are things that ukrainian military has. it is something we should be watching for. they have a -- the u.s. has har poons, the ukrainian navy don't have the ability to fire those.
>> general, this comes a day after the new york times reporting, that the u.s. doesn't provide intelligence with the intent to specifically kill russian generals. >> what is the significance of this. >> i don't think is surprise, if you remember before the war began, the russians were assembling alonged border we need to be extreme leave careful. we have u.s. national security at interest here. as well as sources and methodes. yes, we are providing
intelligence to the reporting on the issue. general, i am wondering, it seems kwleer that united states is very much involved in this war in ukraine against russia. russia's invasion of ukraine. it is apparent, it is more than just weapons. >> absolutely. more than just weapons. as you know, it is training. we have been conducting a lot of training in uyes, a lot of involvement by the u.s., and nato partners, 30 countries that
make up nato, 40 countries attended secretary austen's meeting there in ramstein germany. you have the support as they continue to fight this war. >> ukrainian charges, that the russians are stealing grain. >> if i could go back and talk about the stories about the intelligence. i spent many years as a professional skeptic.
as a journist. i would be wondering why the stories are being rather than simply, reporting as off the record, reporting from government officials. call me old school, but i would rather have the russians wondering, rather than remove all doubt. the cluster of stories right now is something that would be worth examing. >> what does your gut tell us? yet timing of why now? >> all of the stories, u.s. officials are worried this will irritate valdimir putin and provoke him to more violence.
they seem to be sourced with the u.s. government. some may be true, and some not. >> we have dr. jill biden coming down the steps of the plane bringing her to romania. live pictures this morning. she will be speaking and meeting with government officials, showing solidarity with the people of ukraine. >> a stunning admission in a tell-all. what he said former president
denied that he said he in fact, said exactly that. >> 18 past the hour, chief justice roberts called the leaks draft decision, appalling, since it was revealed, the court could be set to overturn rowe versus wade. a key measure, politico is calling the plan doomed. democrats are trying to get abortion protections codified.
do either of these efforts have steam? >> i can agree with the politic o characterization is doomed. one earlier this year, protects additional things, banned in other state, they'll lose joe manchin, and pennsylvania democrat bob casy, cagey about how he would vote on that measure going forward. open debate, whether democrats want to try to use narrower bills, codifying protections that exist because of rowe, open question. as to what republicans might do in the future, the other side of the filibuster debate coin. if republicans take back the majority in both chambers, could they try to push forward broader apportion bans?
some suggested yes, in fact, they would be interested in doing that they would run into a lot of problems that democrats are getting, structurally getting to 60 votes in the senate. a new 30e8 out said 61% of americans in support of keeps protections in place, that is tough to work against poll numbers like that, jose. >> now, to a new allegation from one of donald trump's defense secretaries. he writes in his upcoming book, the former president floated the idea of floating missiles into mexico to quote destroy the meth labs. it was reviewed by four-star gyms for accuracy.
striking first, that you can learn that the president considered sending missiles into mexico. striking that these conversations that presidents have are coming to light. >> we have learned so much about the trump presidency, inside the trump presidency, in real time, often, and then you have that they are new is striking. the way that the secretary writes, according to the "new york times." how president trump wanted to use the military in ways that were illegal and not in line with american value, morally. the fact that when it comes to striking these drug lab, and taking out cartel, that he could do it without anyone knowing.
that the u.s. deny it was involved. there is a lot in this book. one of the interesting pieces of it is that the current that runs through it, similar to other officials, john bolton, former national security advisor came to mind, made the case that president trump was motivated by his own political standing. he said that president trump should not be serving in public office. dramatic difference from the esperthat people knew when he was serving as defense secretary. he considered resigning, but didn't do that, because president trump was surrounded by yes men, and one of his nicknames was yes-per. he was considered to be one of the yes men around the
president. he has a book to sell, obviously, he sfrm taking a different tone while he was serving as defense sect. history is about to be made at the white house, with the new press secretary. the first black woman, and the first lgbtq person, currently, the deputy press secretary. >> i can't wait to see her shine, bringing her own brilliance and grace to the podium. >> keeping an eye on the stock market right now. market right now. it is down 270 points or so.
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with us now, u.s. labor secretary marty walsh, a pleasure to see you. tell me the reaction to the jobs report. the state of the economy and the job market. >> it tells us we have a strong job market, 95% of the jobs lost prepandemic are back. we have work to do. we saw manufacturing, gains in retail, big gains, we saw -- we didn't see a lot of wage growth, in the hospitality it is . we want to understand what is going on there, that was today. and we have native american and alaska native unemployment numbers as well. i will never be fully satisfied.
we should be happy, but we have work to do. we continue to work collectively to bring the numbers down. i am watching the stock market as well over the next couple of days. >> thank you for bringing up the numbers that you mentioned. hiring, still strong, inflation continues to rise. levels, upon if prices don't start dropping, could see see a decrease in hiring? >> i don't think we will see impact on hiring, we have a lot of job openings, we have 12 million jobs in america. we need to make skilling people up. i was in oklahoma, tinker air force base, talking about the need for manufacture civil
engineers. how do we create pathways in america. the president is pushing the act, hopefully, that will bring jobs to america. we need to continue to invest in development. >> between january and march, worker productivity fell at the fastest pace in 75 years. what can this potentially mean? >> i think, right now, once in a century moment in history. looking at, where we had
incredible job growth. the american people feel comfortable where they are at right now. we are going through a tranition phase. we need to remain consistent. one report on inflation, one report on anything, doesn't tell the story. it is how do we continue to move forward? a year ago, when i stood on the tv, we department have 8.3 million back to work. today, we have 8.3 million. it is about consistent, bringing down the costs for people in america, and continue to make sure people in america have a chance at jobs. >> i appreciate you're time. >> following another setback for johnson & johnson's covid vaccine, it is limiting the use of the j and j covid due to a
risk of blood clotting. 9 deaths related to this. the director, and in the j and j vaccine? >> it is something we are concerned about, in any adverse effect with a vaccine causes us pause to look to see how we are using it. this vaccine has domcrated, it may provide long term protection. the be ins are you sighting. three people per million developed this blood clotting disorder. with the deaths, in this
country, 3,000 people a year die from using aspirin. we don't take aspirin off the market. i am not at all critical of the fdas move. i hope we are want done with the vaccine. we will talk about reboosting and reboost with the vaccines, the j and j looks like it will provide benefit long term. >> longer than pfizer or moderna? >> exactly. what happened is, the j and j vaccine was not the same, j and
j was a single dose. then, what happened over time, we are all well aware of that having talking about one, maybe two boosters, with the j and j vaccination the protection continued to goip. we believe it targets the t-cels which the other vaccines don't do. we want to look at them carefully and make sure that public understands it them. at the same time, i hope we don't lose this vaccine to what will be our protection against covid. we know covid, tracking data, on
a recurrence. >> it is not that unusual. you think about all the infectious agents we use, the drugs we use. antivirales for the actual if you remove treatment, the virus with the virus, against a drug like that at this point, if you no are at risk, use this drug in the first five days of your illness. what is happening, with the
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>> both sides are getting ready. texas, at the epicenter, one of 13 states with so-called trigger laws, banning aborgs with exceptions to the health of the mother is rowe is overturned. he is seizing on the law abbott signed. >> this isn't about life. this is about control, this is about power, it is about controlling the lives of the women of texas and taking power away from them. abbott is focusing on the draft supreme court opinion itself, urging the court to issue it without delay. >> i think the majority opinion in this case must be issued this week to show that united states supreme court will not be intimidated. >> louisiana, would outlaw abortion is rowe is overturned. and the legislator is going forward. criminalize the procedure. meaning the mother and the doctor could be charged with
homicide. >> we believe abortion is cruel, the taking of an innocent life. we should make it illegal. there should not be an exception for mothers. >> expanded access to abortion and new protections to providers and first lady jill biden, on an interview, urging abortion rights. >> he is the one who puts the justices on the court. our state legislators are going to matter, too. people have to get involved. >> joining us this morning, to discuss, nancy pena reproductive justice. and former u.s. attorney, at the university of alabama, and
co-host of the sisters in law podcast. >> under which people can be charged hamd for having an abortion. how likely are these to end up on the books? >> it is likely these laws will end up on the books. this has been a long time goal of anti-choice advocates, the bills that create a notion that life begins at conception are powerful tools in states criminalizing abortion. i thinks we will see a ple thora of attorneys with personal agendas, make the decision to prosecute women who obtain abortions. >> you said in placings like texas, the people, for undocumented people, there are
fewer options, how does the texas law impacting them? >> we have seen a piece about what the world would look like n our state of texas. if rowev. wade was dissolved. even though it is the law of the land, we have sb 4, making it critically difficult to access care. especially those undocumented. >> people in texas have started going for abortion laws. and drag on people obtaining abortion, this creates fear
about travel. nobody wants to find themselves prosecuted or sued civilly. these laws will achieve their goal, whether they are lawful or not there. are good reasons to believe this sort of law could be affirmed. it will be a strong fight in the courts, and one of the next frontiers in antiabortion litigation. >> i haven't had a chance to talk to you about this, i would like your thought, reactions to the leak. >> you know, the leak, i think is emblematic, the supreme court issa at a low water mark of confidence. this isn't what happens when it is respected. the story here is that women's rights are under attack in the supreme court and in our society. i think it is interesting to look at subsiduary stories, we need to stay focused.
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we're following troubling news out of mexico this morning where for the ninth time this year a journalist has been killed. joining us now, telemundo anchor. what is going on in your country is an epidemic of murder? >> yeah, josé. thank you for having me. ramirez is the latest victim of the daily violence against journalists in mexico, and he was found dead yesterday on the side of the highway according to the state's attorney general. his body was found in a black bag wrapped in plastic. as you mentioned, he is the ninth journalist to be killed in mexico just this year, and the
mexican government says officials will investigate his death but there has been a lot of impunity in mexico, not only in the deaths of journalists but impunity of cases. nearly 100,000 people have disappeared in mexico, and their families are demanding answers and justice. >> impunity is really everywhere. we are learning the u.s. is going into the port of mexico, and people from cuba and nicaragua. >> mexican government is taking more immigrants, and while the biden administration is trying
to end title 42, it would also deport thousands of immigrants. this all happening while the biden administration is deportable migrants who are fleeing violence. it's far easier, we have to say this for mexico to deport migrants because mexico has far better diplomatic relations with nicaragua than the usa. >> it's still mexico doing the work for the usa, and the united states doesn't deport them, they send them to mexico. these are countries that are going through horrendous situations in -- at home. haiti, venezuela, nicaragua, cuba -- >> yeah, particularly cuba and
nicaragua, and also it's important to talk about this because cuba and nicaragua have a very cruel regimes pushing the migrants to come to the united states, and now they are discussing how the usa is helping the area, how the u.s. is helping central america to help this migration and to create jobs for them. >> so cuba is now -- cubans are now able to go to nicaragua because you need permission to leave cuba, you have to go back in and they are using nicaragua to go back in through central america, to get to the united
states? >> nicaragua is not asking for the visa that allows cubans to arrive to nicaragua, and then arrive to the southern border. this is a very important crisis. now both governments are talking about it. >> i want to say i admire you, and i thank you for being with us. we see you every day on telemundo, the morning show, and thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. before we go, it's inspiring america week when the nbc platform's honor the men and women making a difference in the world around them. tomorrow, the special 2022 inspiration list will hair with honorees, olympians, and americans helping people in ukraine. i will be part of the primetime event, and i will speak to a lady that combines her faith and
climate science. >> what made me decide to become a climate scientists was my faith. >> how is that intertwined? >> a failure to act on climate change, it's a failure to love. if we truly believe that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves we would be at the front of the line demanding climate action. >> you can watch that tomorrow on nbc, here on msnbc, on cnbc. it airs at midnight tomorrow night on telemundo in espanol. you can reach me on twitter and instagram at jdbalart. the great kris chris jansing
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