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♪♪ good day, everyone. this is "andrea mitchell reports" in washington. as the battle over the fbi mar-a-lago search is heating one a bombshell report in the "new york times" that more than 300 documents with classified markings were recovered from former president trump's home since he left office, according to multiple sources briefed on the matter. nbc news has not independently confirmed that. federal officials were initially alarmed when the national archives recovered more than 150 classified documents from mr. trump in january. "the times" also reporting the former president went through the boxes himself in late 2021 and the justice department is seeking additional surveillance footage from mar-a-lago. all this as trump has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to name a third party known as a special
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master to review the materials seized by the government. more on those developments in just a moment, including reaction from senator patrick leahy. also this hour, steve kornacki on today's primaries, including the fierce new york congressional race pitting two veteran democratic colleagues against eac other both chairs over one redistributed seat. and the latest on primaries in florida and oklahoma. and teachers are in columbus, ohio, after bargaining associations with the school board stalled. first to the classified documents seized from mr. trump. joining us is justice and as well jens correspondent ken dilanian, former u.s. attorney joyce vance, former u.s. attorney and senior fbi official chuck rosenberg and national reporter coral linnick, coauthor of the best selling author "i
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alone can fix it." ken, tell us more. >> a letter from the national archives to trump's lawyers back in may was published by john solomon who has ties to trump. officials are not pulling back on the authenticity of the letter. the letter redefines some of the things we thought we knew. it says even among the 15 boxes turned over in january, after a year of negotiating with the trump people, they found what they said was more than 100 documents, 700 pages of material marked classified, including the highest classifications of the government, top secret, sensitive compartmental information special access programs, the kind of stuff if disclosed could betray sources and methods. that's back in january. at the time, this was a letter where the trump team was asserting executive privilege over some of the documents and asking that they not be turned
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over to the fbi, and the archives responded citing a letter from the biden administration, where the president has waived any assertion of executive privilege over these documents and the letter also goes on to say the fbi and other parts of the intelligence community need to see these documents so they can assess the potential damage to national security and whether they were mishandled illegally. andrea? >> all of this, chuck rosenburg, brings us to the surveillance footage "the times" reports. the initial footage revealed people moving boxes in and out and in some cases appearing to change the containers some documents were held in and in seeking a second round of security footage the justice department wants to review tapes for the weeks leading up to the august 8th search. so what are they concerned about? are they concerned some of the material may have been moved out, that they don't know where everything is? is that what they were concerned
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about before authorizing the fbi search? >> that's certainly one of the things, andrea. they want to see who had access to it. they would certainly want to see if things had been moved and by the way, if you're looking for a list of people to interview, people who have knowledge about the documents and who handled them and where they went and why, the surveillance footage would also give you that list. so it makes perfect sense to me that the fbi and the department of justice would subpoena the footage and makes perfect sense these are the folks you talk to as part of your investigation. >> so carol, the federal magistrate judge who signed off on the official search reiterated yesterday in a opinion "there was probable cause evidence of multiple crimes would be found." how serious is trump's lawsuit asking for a third party to review the material? >> well, you know, andrea, a special master is not something that's entirely foreign to the
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trump administration and out in the former trump administration and trump aides, because twice before a special master was used to to make sure in raids of searches from documents of michael cohen and former trump legal adviser rudy giuliani to make sure records taken from them were not privileged, especially attorney/client privilege. now the special master was the same person in those cases, and they were trying to just be an objective, independent expert, but looked at this material before the feds did. in this case, it's hard to see what donald trump's attorney/client or executive privilege is. donald trump in his lawsuit claimed that all documents are presumptively privileged. the problem here is the national archives and the fbi and the division of the department of justice have been pressing donald trump for now going on
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seven months for a series of records asking for those especially that are classified and then in a separate search found that despite the trump aides' claims there's nothing classified to see here anymore, there was more classified information to see and it was in mar-a-lago, ultimately in the former president's constructive possession. the idea of a special master looking through records that the government rightly owns and the government rightly has been pestering donald trump to return because some could hurt national security if released feels a little tenuous. >> and joyce, i think you read that filing. first of all, how serious is the filing? it seemed to me, and i'm not a lawyer, there were non-legal claims made in that filing, but
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you know, also you see a lot of defenders from the hill and elsewhere of the former president say why do they need this search if they're cooperating, this is laid out this goes back to january, they've been negotiating in january a year practically. doesn't it seem that there's a lot of evidence they weren't cooperating? >> i think that's exactly right, andrea, and much of this document is intended, as you point out, to argue to the jury of public opinion, because the former president is not making arguments that have any legal weight. a lot of this is self-justification. a lot of this is claiming victim status. a lot of it simply has nothing to do with the law. but the parts that have something to do with the law actually end up proving too much, because in arguing that these documents are covered by executive privilege, which might
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be true, if this was somebody outside of the executive branch trying to access them, maybe he would have an argument there, but by arguing that they're covered by executive privilege, he's in fact conceding that they should be in the national archives, and of course, as declassified materials, there are entirely different levels of layers that are implicated. essentially he's saying this package of documents that i maintained at my home are actually executive records that should be in the custody of the national archives making out doj's claim and leaving little need for a special master to resolve the issues here. >> that certainly puts a fine point on it. chuck, we have not confirmed this independently but "the times" is reporting that trump personally went through the boxes. does that change anything legally that he actually had custody at various times ever these documents that arguably should not have been in his possession? >> right, if you can literally
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put the documents in his hands, andrea, and there are people who saw him or talked to him while he was doing that and understood what his intent was, all of that could be helpful to the government perhaps, if they bring criminal charges one day. i want to just go back to something that joyce said and carol alluded to. i agree with joyce that the pleading filed by trump's lawyers really argued a bit too much and conceded things that perhaps he didn't want to concede, but here where the department of justice has been under fire and the fbi vilified, it may not be a bad idea, whether it's meritorious or not to have a neutral third party a special master do a privilege review. i don't know that it's necessary legally but i do know that having a neutral third party federal judge for instance with respect to giuliani's search warrant and the hoe ten search
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warrant give a neutrality to the process. it may slow it down a bit as joyce points out and i think she may not ultimately be necessary. there may not be documents that are privileged but i am curious to see whether or not the government accedes to this request, because, a, it's not crazy, and b, in the end, it may help them. >> but is there possibly judge shopping, because we understand that the person who will make the decision about a master is a trump-appointed judge, of course there were so many trump-appointed judges, but does it matter who is making that decision? >> not necessarily. it matters who they pick. >> right. >> look, we've seen judges appointed by many different presidents reach proper rulings, over and over and over as trump an his minions challenged election results around the country in some 60-odd lawsuits
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and lost every single one of them, andrea, a lot of those were adjudicated by folks trump had put on the bench so no, i'm not necessarily concerned about that. there may be a bit of forum shopping going on here. you may be hoping that judge cannon, the united states district court judge who he appointed would be more favorable to him but over and over and over again that's not what we've seen. we've seen judges act in neutral and thoughtful ways. so if it helps the department of justice to get out from the middle of this review and gives this imprimitor of neutrality to it, i don't think a special master is necessarily a bad idea. >> carol, you have gone into who the trump lawyers are, the difficulty he had in hiring lawyers. >> there have been some interesting mish mash of lawyers
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in this case, january of '22 when this heated up as a dispute with the national archives and from the mar-a-lago base and increasingly tense dispute between the department of justice and trump. those lawyers include people who like miss halligan and miss bobb, voices and ad kates for republican policies, spent a lot of time on fox news talking about the president's, former president's claims and there are some lawyers who have had extensive federal experience, people like jim trustee and evan corcoran. andrea, you are tied into this world as well. there are big problems looming for some of the lawyers involved in this case. evan corcoran and miss bobb were participants in reviewing the records and then ultimately
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presenting the claim in june that there are no more classified records at mar-a-lago or at least we searched all the records we've been directed to and there are no classified records here. that's going to be a problem with the department of justice. >> thank you very much to ken dilanian, joyce vance, chuck rosenberg, carol leonnig. a front row seat to history, an avid photographer, and senator patrick leahy, how the chamber has changed during his tenure and the impact of the former president on politics. "the road taken" the book coming up. this is "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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it's a good moment to look back at a time when the united states senate was the conscience of the nation with a man who has served for more than 40 years under nine american presidents and so joining me is democratic senator patrick leahy of vermont. he's currently the president pro tem and chairman of the appropriations committee and new memoir out today "the road taken." it is a beautiful book telling the history of your experiences in the senate and your childhood, of course. let's start first though to talk about your reaction to the "new york times" reporting that the former president, donald trump, had more than 300 documents stored at mar-a-lago over the months, months of trying to get cooperation. >> in some ways it's inconceivable that any former president would do that until you stop and think here is a man
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who cannot follow the law. could you imagine any president, republican or democrat, asking something like that, he felt that he was above the law. i guess he still feels that, but he could have been indicted for this. these papers, president are very careful to make sure they're given to somebody who archives them, blocks them up, puts them in the national archives. but this is the same man who exposed major intelligence secrets to the more than minister of russia while they were recording it and as a result people from another country where they had to bring their equivalent of the cia from where they were because there
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were somebody who had a price on their head because the president of the united states disclosed who they were. >> could you understand why he would not only want to bring documents such as this, the most secret documents we have including in the first batch eventually turned over in january -- >> i don't know the motivation was unless he thought there were things in there that that might have reflected on him. if he has a briefing of a dozen pages, he might read a page of that and toss it aside. i really don't know what motivated him to do it, unless there's just hubris, arrogance. then when he's asked to turn it back, never turned it back. had his lawyers say oh, we
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checked it going back. they hadn't. >> you're a former prosecute your and a judiciary chairman and oversaw all of these confirmations of supreme court justices. you've dealt with the highest possible issues of the law in our country. we now have so much angry against the fbi that there was the attack in cincinnati, there's threats against all sorts of former officials, trump officials. >> this is spiraling out of control. i fear for the country, because what they're saying is, if you do anything that disagrees with trump, there's a target on your back. there are people working in government that start to feel threatened because he dared raise the question that donald trump would say how pro-law
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enforcement they were until law enforcement came after him for breaking the law, now they're all evil. it makes no sense. >> i want to ask you about what the senate was like in 1974, you were one of the watergate class reformers who came to washington and relationships among the in the senators, the senators i used to cover in the '80s and '90s and both parties the friendships that existed. talk to me about ted kennedy. >> it was so different. ted kennedy, i loved it when we'd meet in his office. could you hear his roar of laughter down the hall. there would be key republicans, key democrats and they'd be laughing and joking and then agreeing on something. i tried to carry on the same feature with my offices because of seniority and being president pro tem, i get some nice offices but when i do, i loan them out to people if they have their
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family there, they want to have a lunch or a dinner or take photographs but i also try to have both republicans and democrats come in, let's just talk. when i first came here, it was done all the time, ted kennedy. hubert humphrey and barry goldwater, having a drink, teasing the heck out of each other but then agreeing on something and when they did, they came together, it always passed. >> and those kinds of relationships, do they exist now? >> no, they've, there's a few but less and less. when i bring out congressional delegation out of the country, i always trying to have both republicans and democrats across the political spectrum. i've done that with the work in vietnam to help normalize. i've done it with the leahy war
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victims fund and it's amazing how quickly you fly on a long plane trip, you sit around talking, you find so many areas where you're in agreement. we don't do enough of it. there's too many meetings of just republicans or just democrats. >> you are a well-known photographer, you had the access of course. you don't use lights. you just sort of fly on the wall. some of my favorite picture, first of all the beautiful picture of vermont. >> that's how i see it, right off our front steps of our home, we live on a dirt road, we look down the valley. that's a beautiful spot. >> all of the leaders, fidel castro. you spent a lot of time in cuba, negotiating on the elian
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gonzalez case in 1999. >> actually marcel took that picture. >> it goes in the family, your wife, always at your side. >> she always has a camera with her, too. >> and getting alan gross out the american in prison for so long. it was you who went down there. some of the other relationships. >> i took that picture, we had the president's airplane going down and this is right after i pointed out on the tv screen we were over u.s. territory. i said, you're free, alan. you're free. >> and barack obama, your gym partner, who was on the stairmaster and elliptical, you were side by side? >> i would use the stationary bike and we talked about the
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times we spent in the gym. he's a lot better shape than i am, but we would trash talk each other, because we'd be just the two of us in there and anybody that didn't know us, what's wrong with those two guys? they must hate each other and walk out of the gym with our arms around each other laughing our heads off. that's a picture i took of barack obama after he had been elected president and he's standing right below the painting of george washington. they've got the same expression on their face >> i think we cut off the top of it, if we could widen that frame. because that's a wonderful washington picture. >> i had the only camera in the room, and i thought oh, look at the history of this. our first president white george washington and here's the latest president at that time, barack obama, and i gave him that picture. >> when you think back on the
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senate history, we have a 50/50 senate, divisions, impeachment and january 6th in the conflicting reactions to january 6th, the attack on the senate itself and on our election process, our very democracy. >> well, i worry about this because of course there's difference politically, but we should be the conscience of the nation and there are some things where we should all come together. i remember howard baker, after a bomb had gone off in the capitol in the early '80s and there was a lot of destruction near the capitol, but when we came back in the session that morning, all 100 senators were sitting there united and being opposed to that. you think january 6th would have done the same thing. there's a glimmer of it when we went into a secure area, had most of the senate and they said, we can vote to meet here.
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we could vote to meet anywhere as u.s. senate. no, i'm the dean of the senate. we ought to be back on the senate floor where the american people can see us, whatever positions we take, we should do it in the open, and i got strong applause from both republicans and democrats. i thought for a moment, well, maybe we're starting to come back to where we should be. unfortunately, the moment didn't last long enough. >> any thoughts about leaving the senate? >> no, this is something marcel and i started talking about after my last election. i wanted to leave when i felt i was at the top of my game. we're both homesick for vermont, and it was a good time to leave. i've seen senators who stayed too long. i didn't want to be one of
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those. besides, we both like to scuba dive and we'll have more time to do that now. >> i'm wishing you all the best. you still have many more months there. >> i do. >> nice to have the pleasure of your presence. >> marcel and i have been in this road together before and we'll leave together. >> thank you so much, senator patrick leahy. >> thank you. >> it's a privilege. >> thank you. . >> and the book is "the road taken." you know the robert frost aleutian. senator patrick leahy, the senator protem. and coming up, power struggle, two top democrats, both heads of powerful committees on capitol hill fighting for the same house seat today. what this and other critical races could signal about a shift in congress this fall. stay with us. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. ome to our thd bark-ery. oh, i can tell business is going through the “woof”. but seriously we need a reliable way
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going to face off against governor ron desantis in november. joining us from the big board is nbc's steve kornacki. steve, tell us what you're watching today. >> i think the marquee race today is actually not a primary. it's the special election, the 19th congressional district of new york. this is a competitive district politically. obviously we've been asking that question in the last couple weeks and months. has there been a shift in the midterm climate in the democrats' favor in the wake of the supreme court decision overturning roe versus wade. the 19th district in new york, hudson valley, out to the cat skills and look at how the district has noted in presidential elections, went for biden barely in 2020 by two points. go back to 2016, it went for trump by seven, so it was a trump, biden district in a normal midterm climate it favors the out-of-power peat. this looks like a good setup for
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the republicans. normally the out-of-power party does well in midterms. republicans would look for things to go back closer to where they were in 2016 so it's going to be an interesting special election because if the case that democrats are making, the political landscape shifted in late june with the supreme court ruling, that their voters are more motivated and more galvanized and likely to show up. could the democrats win this and make this a close race in this special election? if you get any result like that tonight, that would certainly buttress the case the democrats are making, the midterm climate changed. this is the race we'll pay the closest attention to tonight. new york redistricting, pitted two 30-year incumbents, carolyn maloney and jerry nadler against each other, that we'll be keeping an eye on. the new tenth district, jones moved 75 miles south to run, and in florida, charlie crist,
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former governor, former republican trying to get the democratic nomination. nikki fried his main opponent. winner gets ron desantis, looking to win a second term, lo impressively this fall. if he can, it would spark some talk for 2024. >> steve kornacki, thanks. steve breaks down the results tonight at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. as steve said, democrats started the cycle thinking they could net at least three house seats. there's a chance they could lose as many as five. tonight's outcomes in new york, this is all in new york state of course could give us a good idea of which way things are heading. joining us is former congressman joe crowley from new york. the intra-party face-off. new york's redrawn 12th district. carolyn maloney and jerry nadler, two powerhouses, it's
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east side and west side and it's a mess. >> it is a bit of a mess. two titans as you say. people who have been in office both in office for 30 years, both chairing important committees, judiciary and oversight committees and i will say this. they were friendly as well and you see this race turn a little personal. that's unfortunate. at the end, it's not going to matter that much. this will be a democratic district no matter what. in terms of new york losing more influence it matters in that sense. >> when you say not so friendly, this has been so mean-spirited. >> it's gotten -- it's been taken to a place that i would not have predicted would have happened because they had worked so closely together on 9/11 victims compensation, jerry nadler had been the big fighter for the rail freight tunnel, carolyn maloney the second avenue subway. they have both contributed to new york in the past and now
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going against each other. i'm friendly with both of them and it's kind of sad to watch this. >> let's talk about the open seat now in the tenth district. mondere jones, a veteran congressman, kind of pushed the side really in this hot primary, dan goldman, someone we know from the impeachment, adviser on the first impeachment and contributor on msnbc, so he's in that district now, and that's -- >> yeah, you really have a lot of too emwith name recognition, assemblywoman gnu, councilwoman rivera, you have dan goldman, as you mentioned, just a number of polygon of candidates minus the former mayor of new york who is now out. it's all about turnout. goldman has had the advantage in terms of money and has been spending that on television.
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the real problem here for all the districts is going to be turnout. it's a late day in august. people looking to go back to school, many students have already gone back to school. people in the east side of manhattan, in the hamptons. it's hard to really figure out what that turnout will be like come the end of this day. >> and briefly, sean patrick maloney, head of the tccc and moved into the 17th district upstate. >> right. >> that forced mondere jones out. >> sean patrick maloney is a veteran incumbent member against not a new upstart, she's a state senator, had name recognition in a different portion of the state. it's an uphill battle for miss biagi. >> we'll speak to you afterwards as you pick up the pieces in new york politics. >> thank you.
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senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is not worried about threats to democracy. a new pistol shows that's the top issue for voters over cost of living, immigration and abortion. >> we have a very solid democracy. very little election fraud, there is some. we have people in kentucky go to jail for that. it happens occasionally but our democracy is solid, and i don't think of the things that we need
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to worry about, i wouldn't be worried about that. >> joining me is ali vitali "electable: why america hasn't put a woman in the white house" is out today. >> first big interview. you got your copy in person. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> it is a very big deal. >> thank you. >> so let's get into the book, but first, i want to ask your reaction to capitol hill and those mcconnell comments. he seems to be both operating himself from trump and the deniers. >> yes. >> you know, as well as the, there's election fraud everywhere contingent of the republican party. >> unsurprising to watch him put that separation there between him and trump but at the same time the fact he doesn't want to be about an election threat to democracy. he wants it the second thing, cost of living and the committee. that's what republicans want to make this a referendum on. >> of course, by the very
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candidates, first trump injecting himself into this situation, and the very candidates that trump has chosen have made it as mcconnell said a question of the quality of candidates they've got. so he acknowledged that's concerned. >> acknowledged that, and it's not the first time he said it, either. i remember the end of last year, he said this in an end of year press conference, where he was talking about it's the quality of candidates and he harkened back to the todd aikens who jeopardized winnable races in the past. that's what he's seeing with herschel walker in georgia and others in arizona and pennsylvania as well. certainly some eyebrow raising comments but not surprising if you've been following along with mcconnell. >> getting to the politics of women running for president and electable. well, why is electable an issue only when we're talking about women candidates. >> it's a great question because every candidate is judged on their electability. they should be. voters want to choose someone
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who can win especially in 2020. democratic voters the only thing they agreed they needed someone who could beat trump and the fact they came out with joe biden as the candidate on that using words like safe, comfortable with him, unrisky. i don't know those are words you could ever apply to a female candidate in part because we've never seen it done before so voters not only have to envision those candidates in the white house but make that imaginary jump to envisioning something they haven't seen before but then it's also who do we give that benefit of the doubt to? electability at the end of the day is a metric of benefit of the doubt. who do you think voters will show up for on election day? in the end the benefit of the doubt wasn't given to women and generally isn't. >> when hillary clinton first ran and i was covering her in her first race it was tough enough, commander in chief, never showing vulnerability. when she fought back in the new hampshire primary it was tearing up at the diner and showing emotion after barack obama said you're likeable enough.
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>> what a moment on the debate stage. could you never imagine a debate moderator saying what are you going to do about the likability metric? >> you were covering elizabeth warren this time around. how did electability fit into that? >> it fit heavily for warren, klobuchar, gillibrand and harris. people were experiencing a hangover from 2016, hillary clinton was supposed to win and didn't although she won by the popular vote metric. people like warren and klobuchar, there were various points in the primary they were asked about the debate stage in iowa, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren, what a moment where finally we were saying the quiet part out loud, can a woman win and can a woman beat donald trump? he was a complicating factor. he find in a hyper masculine way and the women in this field in 2020 had the benefit of watching
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what worked for hillary clinton, had a landscape around them that had become more comfortable with the idea of the girl boss. it was celebrated to be a feminist icon in that moment. it's different than in 2008 when you were covering clinton, the landscape shifted around her. she was able to campaign in a little bit more of a vulnerable and gender-facing way in 2016. >> and in fact, launched her campaign in 2016 talking about her mother and role as a woman and a grandmother. we think about kamala harris and what happens next if joe biden doesn't run. she would be the presumptive nominee. >> yes, and for kamala harris, she's an example of something that i also talk about in the book the idea of being elevated but not elected. we know what happened with her campaign. she's in a position where she's the highest-ranking woman, the first female vice president we've ever had that. >> and first vice president of color. >> exactly. >> so much hidden here. the book is great. >> thank you. with a blurb from you on the
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cover. >> i was honored to be asked. the day job covering the hill every day, nothing could be more challenging. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. the book is "electable: why america hasn't put a woman in the white house white house yet. it's out today. we'll wait and see. back to school strike now coming up. teachers demanding stronger support as resources are stretched thin and colleagues calling it quits. that's next. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports," this is msnbc. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports," this is msnbc.
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as students prepare to head back to school, some teachers are hitting the picket line. educaors are striking. >> reporter: with back to school in full swing nalgs naigs wide, teachers are testing districts by marking themselves absent. >> there is no substitution for good and great teachers. >> reporter: in ohio the state's largest district public school teachers are on strike for the first time in nearly 50 years. their demands include smaller
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class sizes and air-conditioning in every school. with classes set to start tomorrow, the district is scrambling to find substitutes. >> our community's children are the board's priority, and our final offer we felt did reflect that. >> we are doing this for the students. >> reporter: the columbus clash, the latest classroom flash point. over the weekend, roughly 2,000 custodial and transportation workers in philadelphia public schools also voted to strike demanding better pay and -- >> you all want active shooter training. >> they are asking for the training, you think they'd be getting it already. >> a sobering stressor who manage covid restrictions and soaring rates of anxiety among students. it's taking a toll with an estimated 300,000 public school teachers and staff having left the field between february 2020 and may 2022, a poll finding 25%
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of parents are confident public schools will be adequately staffed this year. in columbus after years of remote learning, this mom worries how her first grader will feel when his teacher isn't in class wednesday. >> we have struggled as a family to maintain a sense of normalcy and a routine. this is just another log on the fire. >> the most common complaint that with heard among teachers is about the notoriously low pay in that profession. according to one study, public school teachers make on average 20% less than professionals in other fields with similar education and experience. >> maggie, thank you so much. and we have breaking news in the 2020 plot to kidnap grichen whitmer. a jury found two men guilty of conspireing to kidnap whitmer. that does it for the
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hello there, i'm chris jansing live from msnbc headquarters in new york. fast reactions to last night's revelations by the "new york times" that more documents were seized from donald trump. the final batch in the search of mar-a-lago two weeks ago. >> 300 pages just a basement stairway away in an open beach house is not where you want those documents. >> as the times reports, the previously unreported volume of the sensitive material found in the former president's possession in