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Trump calls Russia Bounty Intel a 'hoax' as White House passes the buck

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:11

The president is blaming the media and Democrats as he faces tough questions over reports on intelligence Russia put bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan as the White House is blaming a nameless intelligence official who didn't bring it up with the

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Schiff: The one person not outraged by Russian bounties is Trump

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 02:33

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about new details in a New York Times report about Russian intelligence paying Taliban fighters to kill Americans in Afghanistan, and Donald Trump's unwillingness to

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‘Entirely inadequate’: Sen. Gillibrand slams intelligence briefing on Russian bounties

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 00:58

Sen. Gillibrand on Wednesday’s intelligence briefing: “I certainly didn’t learn anything that was useful. The briefing that we had was classified, but it was entirely inadequate. We didn’t even get the information that you would normally see in the New

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Fallows: Bush, Obama admin. had ‘eloquent and detailed’ pandemic playbook which Trump ignored

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 00:47

“It makes you cry to read these,” says writer James Fallows on the Bush and Obama admin.'s pandemic playbooks, “which are so similar to each other, and so similar to our current reality, and so totally ignored by the current administration.”

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Federal authorities reviewing police use of chokehold, death of Elijah McClain

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 00:01

Federal authorities are reviewing whether a civil rights investigation is warranted in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after Colorado police put him in a chokehold, officials said Tuesday.

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Panetta on Trump denying being briefed on Russia bounty: ‘It would confirm it’s very irresponsible’

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 23:46

If the president wasn’t briefed on the Russia bounty plot, it would be very ‘irresponsible,’ says Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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‘An expert chaos monger’: Trump ignores legitimate crises, focuses on dividing nation

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 23:19

In her New York Times op-ed, Caroline Randall Williams writes “There are still those — like President Trump and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell — who cannot understand the difference between rewriting and reframing the past.” She tells Joy

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Can the Postal Service handle vote by mail?

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:03

ProPublica reporter Ryan McCarthy says the United States Postal Service "hasn't hit any of its goals for any type of first-class mail in five years."

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Spanberger: Taliban's confirmation of Russia bounties for Americans is 'concerning'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:48

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) slams the White House's lack of a "full-throated denunciation" in an interview with Meet the Press Daily.

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Fmr. FDA commissioner: 'Universal masking' is a solution for states that reopened too early

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:35

Physician Scott Gottlieb says masks are the "simplest thing we can all do collectively to try to get this epidemic under control, and inevitably we’re going to come around to [them]."

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Miami mayor: Not economically ready for another stay-at-home order despite COVID spike

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:26

As Florida reports 6,500 new cases, Mayor Francis Suarez says the spike in cases is predominantly 18 to 35-year-old range.

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Speaker Pelosi: ‘Our first responsibility for intelligence is force protection’

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:09

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump calling the Russia bounty scandal a hoax is a dereliction of duty and calls into questions his fitness to be commander-in-chief

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Sen. Harris says the president calling things a hoax is a ‘consistent theme of his,’ and we ‘should never be distracted by that’

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:33

Speaking with Nicolle Wallace right after she was briefed on the Russian bounty plot intelligence, Senator Kamala Harris expresses her concerns over the safety of American troops and dismisses the president’s refusal to believe the intelligence

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Trump threatens to veto Warren-backed defense bill removing Confederate names from military bases

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:56

President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to veto a national defense bill the Senate is currently considering if an amendment from Sen. Elizabeth Warren to rename military bases honoring the Confederacy is not removed.

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Mask Confusion: Melvin asks health experts your questions on coronavirus, masks and safety

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:48

MSNBC's Craig Melvin asks your questions on coronavirus and safety to Baltimore City, Former Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, and Houston Health Department Epidemiology Bureau Chief, Kirstin Short.

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Schools weigh how to safely reopen in fall

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:46

As the United States heads into the next school year, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that it should be up to local officials how they should go about reopening their schools.

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'We cannot go back to normal' with rising cases, doctor warns

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:26

“The new normal has to be careful,” says Dr. Nahid Bhadelia on California closing indoor operations for restaurants and bars. California is seeing a spike in cases after reopening parts of its economy.

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New information bolsters reports on Russian bounty intelligence, as Trump calls it a 'hoax'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:38

Charlie Savage joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss his new reporting in the New York Times that American officials intercepted data showing large financial transfers between Russian intelligence and Taliban-linked accounts. Phil Rucker and NBC's Kristen

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Public health experts emphasize community based strategies to mitigate virus surges

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:52

Dr. Shreya Kangovi, internist and executive director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, and NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres join Andrea Mitchell to discuss public health solutions for controlling the pandemic amid growing

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Trump is 'failing' as commander in chief

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:51

New York Democratic Senator and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Kirsten Gillibrand joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the investigation into intelligence reports of a Russian operation that allegedly paid bounties to Taliban-linked militias to

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