Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.
DAY 272: Soldier and statesman Colin Powell dies at 84
Former Pres. Trump is suing the Jan. 6 Committee and the National Archives to block the release of documents. The House panel is set to vote on a criminal contempt referral for Steve Bannon tomorrow. And the FDA is planning to greenlight “mixing and matching” COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Peter Baker, Jackie Alemany, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller and Dr. Celine Gounder join.
DAY 269: Jan. 6 Committee sets Bannon contempt vote for Tuesday
Biden says the Jan. 6 Committee subpoena holdouts should be prosecuted and a Capitol Police officer is charged with obstructing the investigation. The President was returning from a trip selling his spending bill – which he conceded would likely be smaller than the $3.5 trillion plan he wanted. Meanwhile an FDA panel recommends a J&J Covid booster shot for adults. Susan Page Cynthia Alksne, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Bill Kristol and Rick Wilson join.
DAY 268: Former President Clinton hospitalized in California
The 42nd president’s spokesperson says he is “on the mend.” Back in Washington, the Jan 6 Committee has begun the referral process to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after he defied the Select Committee’s subpoena. The other three Trump allies had their depositions postponed. And an FDA advisory panel is recommending Moderna boosters for some people. Eugene Daniels, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Barbara McQuade, Don Calloway, Mark McKinnon and Dr. Vin Gupta all join.
DAY 267: Jan. 6 Committee issues a new subpoena for Trump DOJ official
Depositions for the first four subpoenaed Trump aides come due tomorrow and Friday. Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon has already indicated he will defy the summons. Rep. Adam Schiff has said the Committee intends to respond with criminal referrals to the Justice Department. Meanwhile, the Biden agenda is stalled on Capitol Hill and the FDA weighs booster data for the Moderna and J&J vaccines. Yamiche Alcindor, Claire McCaskill, Robert Costa, Eugene Robinson, Tim Miller and Dr. Peter Hotez join.
DAY 266: Children 5-11 could be vaccinated by early November
The FDA is weighing booster shots for those who got Moderna and J&J this week. Also, the Texas governor’s ban on vaccine mandates tees up a legal battle with the federal government. And former Trump aides may also face legal consequences for snubbing subpoenas from the Select Committee on January 6th. Peter Baker, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Kavita Patel, Juanita Tolliver, Stuart Stevens and John McKown all join.
Bonus Episode: Edward Snowden's full interview on Trump, privacy, democracy & more
On the even of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. Here is their full discussion, including portions of the interview that did not air on The 11th Hour because of time constraints. This is their discussion in its entirety in podcast form, edited down slightly for clarity.
Sooo many political lives
So you can’t indict a sitting President, you don’t impeach a sitting President because the remedy is to vote him out of office, you vote him out of office and he undermines the election outcome and stages an insurrection to help him, then you can’t impeach him after he leaves office because it’s unconstitutional? So you leave him able to have another go? Yikes!
That’s more political lives than a litter of kittens, for goodness sake!
Sorry to rant...but really!?
Great show, Brian. Always enjoy.
Love Brian’s understated style
As well as his dry wit. “And in the real world...”
Hard hitting and thoughtful!
Thank you so much for finally having this show on podcast I can now share with my friends here in NZ your show as MSNBC is not available here. Different opinions give perspective and you say how far into this administration is a hilarious reminder of who far we have come, what has happened so far, and what is happening going forward