MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow admitted that the start of her show “was not the way I thought today’s news was going to go” as voters headed to the polls from New Jersey to California.
“In the midst of that, I did not expect that at 9 pm eastern time, on this night of all nights, I would be reporting on the attempted murder arrest just outside the White House,” Maddow explained.
Noting the “skeletal details” authorities have offered so far, Maddow explained that a 29-year-old Maryland man was arrested while heading to his White House job.
Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday on attempted murder charges filed in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
“We don’t know exactly what his job is,” Maddow noted. “NBC News has learned that he did have a White House pass, he was a contractor working at the White House.”
He reportedly worked for the National Security Council, which is currently run by National Security Advisor John Bolton.
“We don’t know what his job was nor do we know why the National Security Council would have been employing someone as a contractor who was actively wanted on an attempted murder warrant,” Maddow noted.
“The National Security Council referred all of our questions to the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Secret Service are not answering their phone,” she explained. “So, again, we are still looking for more information here, but this is a strange story.”
Trump ‘will get worse’ because he does not fear Democrats impeaching him: Chairwoman Maxine Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) predicted on Friday that President Donald Trump "will get worse" because of the lack of impeachment proceedings.
Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, was interviewed on MSNBC by Chris Hayes.
"I want to switch gears on the last question here, just to talk about what’s happened over the last several days with the president’s attacks on your colleagues, the chants of 'Send her Back,' which the president sort of very, very tepidly and meekly sort of disavowed yesterday, but then essentially reavowed today when given an opportunity to talk about it, he sort of reembraced his supporters who were chanting that," Hayes noted.
Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report
The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.
"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.
After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.
Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense
Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.
Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.
To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.
"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."