probably did not want to start with viktor bout. there's a period of time where you have to figure out how far you are willing to go or willing to let someone like through to go. and, from watching this from the outside it seems like they were trying to get paul whelan home as a part of this. but the russians were making certain demands, and essentially insisting that the u.s. view paul whelan as a cia or intelligence operative at some point, and that made it impossible so it is a hard process in the white house, because you really want to achieve the objective. but the price of achieving that objective is always gonna be high. because of any kind of prisoners change like this, both sides, you have to give something up that want to. >> you mentioned paul whelan, and i want to get this, what his brother had to say. i thought the family's statement on this was very moving and incredibly gracious. see what his brother had to say on the show earlier today. >> i think president biden made the right decision. his job is to protect all americans and to care about all americans. and it would have been wrong for him to leave behind an
about the hunter biden laptop story, and if former f.b.i. general counsel and then at the time twitter deputy general counsel james baker helped the f.b.i. shut down that story, and what he did to help facilitate that. so far, there are no tweets from bari dealing with the government intervention at all but we continue to get these. 15 so far. 16 and 17 just came in. talking about tik tok, they were on the trend's blacklist and was taken as a do not take action or users without consulting sip. it goes to the whole theme here of shutting down conservative voices. when matt was posting his twitter files he made it clear there were, both sides were censored to some point but because almost all of the employees at twitter were liberal or democrats, the
kind of people who flew a plane into the world trade center. >> though he is -- he was accused of selling arms to al-qaeda and taliban, not in the one you convicted him for but in the past. i mean that's what part of his record is. >> that's his record, but that was never a crime against the united states, and i'm not so sure about the way you're right about al-qaeda. there were other groups he certainly sold to, many countries in africa, both sides of civil war. the point is he really didn't care who his customer was. he was selling arms to whoever would buy those arms, and that's different from somebody who has an ideology. >> but he's still a bad guy. >> for sure. >> and he's still a dangerous guy. >> is he still a dangerous guy? >> good question. i'm interested to hear you think he was retired because earlier we had on the former u.n. trafficking expert. she is the woman who is credited to getting viktor bout arrested. she just talked on cnn to erin burnett. here's what she said.
city's three major newspapers, the new york times, the daily news, in the new york post. new york is now without its major daily newspapers. and there are some fears here that the strike could develop into a long one. while they argue the biggest newspaper in the biggest city in the country's the newsroom, published by the unification church. which is headed by the reverence some a moon, the korean evangelist. >> what the unions in the publishes are getting the impression that they are able to set that into a power struggle. both sides could be bluffing, but if they are not, the new york newspaper strike could be long bitter and expensive. >> today, more than 40 years later 1000 new york times employees walked off the job again. they have not had a working contract since march of 2021. negotiations over that contract between the papers management and the unions have broken down, primarily over disputes about pay, health care, and salary floors for the papers lowest paid employees. the ceo of the times read a memo last night rebutting some of the union's claims. she cited what she called the
installations because we've hit that point where the grid now is so unreliable. >> both sides say it's up to governor newsom to step in. >> the governor is in a difficult position because he needs to appease the environment a list but at the same time he can't have the blackouts. >> what we are asking the demonstration to do is to stand up to the monopoly and keep solar for average consumers. >> the state is saying, we'll help you pay for the batteries. but the days, that's over. when you add ten grand to the cost of the system, the breakeven takes a lot longer of a time and it's going to crash. that is hard in a state that prides itself on the transition to green energy. >> the solar roof tops are everywhere in florida. let's get you involved in the conversation but want to bring in the former chairman of the federal chairman energy regulation, neil chatterjee.
>> well, you have to give the white house credit and the presidents team, the national security council basically they have been pushing very hard in combinations to get, quote, whelan and griner. [inaudible] in the end, it was putin who didn't want to give the president a victory. and decided that it was just better to be griner. now, this is unfortunate because i've been working on these cases, like, four wheel, and for about four years. in the trump administration for proposing alternatives. now, i'm not negotiating directly. i call myself a catalyst pushing both sides, meeting both sides. went to russia twice. met with the embassy in washington. met with white house officials who i think that a good job, especially john finer, the national security council. but this is good news. she is going home to her
federal president in contempt for his actions in the mar-a-lago documents case. let's bring it all down with -- the president and ceo of -- she is also msnbc contributor and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. former lieutenant governor of maryland, it is good to see you both, you know, michael, a lot of republicans reacted to griner's release with criticism here is what senator roger marshall had to say, take a listen. >> let's think about we did hear. we traded a basketball player for a known terrorist and criminal. i hope brittani realizes that she lives in the greatest country in the world, the price of freedom isn't free. and i sure hope she will stand for the national anthem. >> so pretty quick pivot there to culture wars. it used to be that people on both sides celebrated the freedom of an american citizen at a minimum. now, this just becomes another partisan talking point. you had former national security adviser john bolton calling it not a swap but a surrender. your response to, that what is it tell us about the moment
newspaper in the biggest city in the country's the newsroom, published by the unification church. which is headed by the reverence, the korean evangelist. >> what the unions in the publishes are getting the impression that they are able to set that into a power struggle. both sides could be bluffing, but if they are not, the new york newspaper strike could be long bitter and expensive. >> today, more than 40 years later 1000 new york times employees walked off the job again. they have not had a working contract since march of 2021. negotiations over that contract between the papers management and the unions have broken down, primarily over disputes about pay, health care, and salary floors for the papers lowest paid employees. the ceo of the times read a memo last night rebutting some of the union's claims. she cited what she called the clear commitments the paper has shown to negotiate their way to a contract that provides times journalists with substantial pain greases, market leading benefits, and flexible working
calling it racist. it's not racist. it's taking ray's head on. >> interesting that whoopi goldberg put us in a juxtaposition who might be watching the show have a lot to say about whoopi goldberg and not a lot of it is great. in this instance, this political culture where you hate everything one person says or love everything one person says, whoopi goldberg is turning that on its face and saying, i'm a comedian and i know when things are funny. "blazing saddles" is funny. it's good to see especially in today's culture. >> trace: last month, whoopi said the holocaust was not about race and got a lot of pushback for that. and you look at things like "all in the family." would it be on today? even other shows so innocent, people were like a month that would never make it on today. >> we'll be goldberg has been all over the map. remember when she said that joe biden's wife jill biden should be a surgeon general, she is a doctor but of education. giving us the perspectives on different sides making everybody either happy or upset.
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