Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – January 17, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT. AN UGLY NEW TURN IN THE LONGEST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EVER. AFTER SPEAKER PELOSI THREATENED TO CANCEL HIS STATE OF THE UNION, PRESIDENT TRUMP POSTPONED HER SECRET VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN. PULLING HER MILITARY PLANE AT THE LAST MINUTE. A NEVER-ENDING FIGHT WITH 800,000 FAMILIES CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE. >>WE’RE REAL FAMILIES THAT NEED A REAL PAYCHECK, THAT MY HUSBAND’S WORKING REALLY HARD FOR. >>>RUDY GIULIANI’S DAMAGE CONTROL AFTER THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER TRIED TO MOVE A GOAL POST. >>I NEVER SAID THERE WAS NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE CAMPAIGN, OR BETWEEN PEOPLE IN THE CAMPAIGN — >>YES, YOU HAVE. >>I HAVE NOT. I SAID THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. >>>ANOTHER BOMBSHELL TONIGHT ABOUT MICHAEL COHEN. A BAG OF CASH, A RIGGED ONLINE POLL, AND HE’S POINTING THE FINGER AT THE PRESIDENT. >>>TWO SNOWSTORMS ABOUT TO BLANKET A HUGE PART OF THE COUNTRY STARTING TONIGHT. AL ROKER HAS THE LATEST FORECAST. >>>AND RIGHT NOW A FRANTIC RESCUE OPERATION UNDER WAY. PEOPLE BURIED BY AN AVALANCHE AT AN AMERICAN SKI RESORT. >>>THE VERDICT IS IN FOR THREE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF A COVER-UP AFTER AN INFAMOUS POLICE SHOOTING. A TEENAGER KILLED, SHOT 16 TIMES. >>>THE QUEEN’S HUSBAND, PRINCE PHILIP, IN A FRIGHTENING CAR WRECK. FLIPPING HIS RANGE ROVER AND AUTHORITIES SAY THE 97-YEAR-OLD PRINCE WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL. >>>THE HOTEL DISHWASHER JUST AWARDED $21 MILLION BY A JURY BECAUSE HER BOSS MADE HER WORK ON SUNDAYS. >>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT. >>>GOOD EVENING. AS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS STRUGGLE TO GET BY ON NO PAY, THE PEOPLE WHO COULD PUT THEM BACK TO WORK SEEM MORE FOCUSED ON POWER PLAYS AND RETALIATION. PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY IN AN APPARENT MOVE TO HUMILIATE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI CANCELED HER MILITARY TRANSPORTATION FOR AN OFFICIAL OVERSEAS TRIP AT THE LAST MINUTE. A DAY AFTER PELOSI THREATENED TO POSTPONE HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BECAUSE OF THE SHUTDOWN. MOVES CH IN POLITICAL THEATRICS BUT HARDLY AMUSING TO THOSE IN THE CROSSFIRE OF THIS STANDOFF. OUR PETER ALEXANDER HAS DETAILS. >>Reporter: TONIGHT DEMOCRATS GROUNDED, BOARDED ON THIS BUS BUT GOING NOWHERE. LESS THAN AN HOUR BEFORE NANCY PELOSI AND OTHERS WERE SET TO BEGIN A PLANNED TRIP OVERSEAS, INCLUDING A SECRET STOP IN AFGHANISTAN — >>WE’RE GOING TO AFGHANISTAN. >>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WRITING THE HOUSE SPEAKER, I’M SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED, CALLING IT A PUBLIC RELATIONS EVENT, ARGUING THE TOP DEMOCRAT SHOULD STAY IN WASHINGTON NEGOTIATING WITH ME. THE PRESIDENT’S MOVE APPARENT PAYBACK FOR PELOSI’S CALL TO POSTPONE THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS UNTIL AFTER THE GOVERNMENT REOPENS. DEMOCRATS FUMING. >>I THINK THE ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT WERE PETTY, MEAN-SPIRITED, AND BENEATH ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE. >>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT AGAIN TODAY BLAMING DEMOCRATS FOR NOT NEGOTIATING. >>THE PARTY HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY THE OPEN BORDERS FRINGE WITHIN THE PARTY. >>Reporter: PELOSI’S SENSITIVE TRIP REQUIRES MILITARY AIRCRAFT WHICH THE PRESIDENT CONTROLS. THOUGH HE SUGGESTED TODAY, IF YOU’D LIKE TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY BY FLYING COMMERCIAL, THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE YOUR PREROGATIVE. PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE. >>Reporter: THIS IS TOM COSTELLO. WALKING A VERY THIN FINANCIAL TIGHTROPE TONIGHT, IRS WORKER CRYSTAL KIRKPATRICK, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER TYLER KENNARD, TSA OFFICER TYRONE SHARPER. CRYSTAL IS NOW SELLING HER OWN PLASMA FOR $50 TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY. >>IT’S KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE TO DO IT. YOU’RE HOOKED UP TO THAT MACHINE. THEY PULL OUT YOUR BLOOD. THEY SPIN OUT THE PLASMA AND PUMP IT BACK INTO YOU. >>Reporter: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER TYLER KENNARD AND WIFE BECKY ARE FACING MOUNTING BILLS, INCLUDING REGULAR HOSPITAL CARE FOR 3-YEAR-OLD TUCKER’S IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISORDER. >>WE’RE REAL FAMILIES THAT NEED A REAL PAYCHECK THAT MY HUSBAND’S WORKING REALLY HARD FOR. >>Reporter: TSA OFFICER TYRONE SHARPER AND WIFE EBONY HAVE A 7-MONTH-OLD TO SUPPORT. >>TO SAY TSA IS IMPORTANT OR THAT NATIONAL SECURITY IS IMPORTANT, THEN NOT TO PAY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ACTUALLY PERFORMING SERVICE AS TSA AGENTS, I THINK THAT’S NOT RIGHT. >>Reporter: AMONG THE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES GOING WITHOUT FUNDING, HOMELAND SECURITY, STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, INTERIOR, NASA, THE EPA, THE NTSB, TRANSPORTATION, AGRICULTURE, TREASURY, HUD, AND PARTS OF THE FDA. IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SHUTDOWN, 10,000 FURLOUGHED GOVERNMENT WORKERS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. WHILE SOME HAVE GONE TO EXTREMES. >>I MEAN, DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES. >>Reporter: MORE FACES OF THE SHUTDOWN ON DAY 27. TOM COSTELLO, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO BRING IN CHUCK TODD TO TALK ABOUT THIS. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE TO BRING THE SIDES TOGETHER? >>NORMAL POLITICAL PRESSURE ISN’T WORKING. NORMALLY THE VAST MIDDLE, THERE’S SOME SORT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE POINT AND IT BREAKS AND THESE THINGS GET SOLVED, COMPROMISE IN THE MIDDLE. WE LIVE IN POLARIZED TIMES. HONESTLY I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT COULD DO THIS, AND I’M NOT CALLING FOR IT, BUT IT’S ALMOST A TOTAL AND COMPLETE WALKOUT OF TSA AGENTS AT EVERY AIRPORT IN AMERICA OR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. RIGHT NOW THE INCENTIVE STRUCTURE POLITICALLY IN WASHINGTON, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IS THE MORE THEY’VE DUG IN, THE MORE INCENTIVE THERE IS TO STAY DUG IN. THE BASES OF BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES WANT TO KEEP FIGHTING. SO IF YOU WANT TO BREAK THE LOGJAM, YOU HAVE TO PROBABLY IMPACT EVERY AMERICAN. >>MEANTIME, IT’S A CRISIS IN A LOT OF LIVING ROOMS TONIGHT. >>IT’S A REAL CRISIS, NOT JUST A POLITICAL CRISIS. THAT IS SOMETHING I THINK THE POLITICIANS AREN’T FULLY REALIZING. >>CHUCK TODD, THANK YOU. >>>AS THE SHUTDOWN DRAMA GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE, THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER IS DOING DAMAGE CONTROL OF HIS OWN AFTER RUDY GIULIANI WENT ON NATIONAL TV AND APPEARED TO TRY TO MOVE THE GOAL POSTS ON THE QUESTION OF COLLUSION. WITH MORE HERE’S HALLIE JACKSON. >>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER IS NOW SHIFTING HIS STORY. INSISTING DONALD TRUMP DID NOT COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA BUT LEAVING OPEN THE POSSIBILITY HIS CAMPAIGN DID. >>I NEVER SAID THERE WAS NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE CAMPAIGN OR PEOPLE IN THE CAMPAIGN — >>YES, YOU HAVE. >>I HAVE NOT, I SAID PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. >>Reporter: THAT DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID REPEATEDLY ABOUT COLLUSION BETWEEN THE CAMPAIGN HE LED AND THE KREMLIN. >>THERE WAS NO COLLUSION WITH THE CAMPAIGN. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. THERE HAS BEEN NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIANS, OR TRUMP AND RUSSIANS. >>Reporter: GIULIANI, ASKED TO EXPLAIN HIS STUNNING COMMENT, SAYS HE WAS NOT CHANGING HIS STANCE, TELLING NBC NEWS, I REPRESENT THE PRESIDENT. IF YOU SAY TO ME TOMORROW SOMEONE IN THE CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS, OKAY, THAT PERSON DID BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT, AND I DON’T KNOW OF ANY SUCH PERSON. DEMOCRATS SKEPTICAL. >>HE APPEARS TO ACKNOWLEDGE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIANS. IF THAT’S WHAT OTHERS HAVE TAKEN FROM IT, THAT’S WHAT I TOOK FROM IT. THAT’S QUITE AN ADMISSION BY THE PRESIDENT’S OWN LAWYER. >>DO YOU FIND THAT DISTURBING? >>OF COURSE IT IS. >>Reporter: GIULIANI ALSO SAYS THE PRESIDENT DID NOT TELL HIS FORMER LAWYER TO TRY TO RIG EARLY ONLINE CAMPAIGN POLLS. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTED MICHAEL COHEN PAID A TECH FIRM TO TRY TO MAKE DONALD TRUMP LOOK BETTER IN POLLING, JUST BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED HIS PRESIDENTIAL RUN IN 2015. COHEN TODAY TWEETED, WHAT I DID WAS AT THE DIRECTION OF AND FOR THE SOLE BENEFIT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. I TRULY REGRET MY BLIND LOYALTY TO A MAN WHO DOESN’T DESERVE IT. HALLIE JACKSON, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE. >>>TONIGHT THE FIRST OF BACK-TO-BACK SNOW STORMS IS ABOUT TO BLANKET A BIG PART OF THE COUNTRY. AL ROKER HAS THE LATEST FORECAST. AL, LAY THIS ONE OUT FOR US. >>LESTER, WE’VE GOT A QUICK STORM MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST INTO NEW ENGLAND DROPPING AN INCH OF SNOW. THAT’S THE WORST OF IT. THE BIG STORM THOUGH IS STILL MAKING ITS WAY FROM THE WEST. IT IS BRINGING THAT SNOW NOW FROM RAPID CITY, OMAHA, TOMORROW INTO CHICAGO, SNOW OVER THE PLAINS, GUSTY WINDS, LOW VISIBILITY. THEN RAIN DEVELOPS WITH THIS. AN ICY MIX. AND HEAVY SNOW FROM THE MIDWEST INTO THE NORTHEAST LATER ON SATURDAY. BY SUNDAY WE ARE LOOKING AT HEAVY SNOW IN THE NORTHEAST WITH A RAIN-SNOW MIX ALONG THE COAST. WE’RE EXPECTING ANYWHERE FROM 9 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. AND THERE’S A DANGER OF ICING, UPWARDS OF 1 INCH THROUGHOUT PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA INTO THE NORTHEAST, AND THAT COULD CAUSE MAJOR POWER OUTAGES. LESTER? >>ALL RIGHT, AL, WE’LL GET YOUR UPDATE IN THE MORNING. >>>RIGHT NOW A MAJOR RESCUE OPERATION UNDER WAY AFTER AN AVALANCHE BURIED PEOPLE UNDER THE SNOW AT A SKI RESORT IN NEW MEXICO. GADI SCHWARTZ HAS LATE DETAILS FOR US. >>Reporter: TONIGHT A FRANTIC SEARCH AT THE HIGHEST SKI PEAK IN NEW MEXICO. >>AN AVALANCHE HIT KACHINA PEAK. THERE’S BEEN MULTIPLE VICTIMS. >>Reporter: IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE BURIED ALIVE. SO FAR TWO HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT OF THE SNOW, ACCORDING TO RESCUERS. LOCAL HOSPITALS CONFIRMING THEY’VE RECEIVED TWO PATIENTS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ACCORDING TO “THE TAOS NEWS,” CREWS WITH AVALANCHE PROBES AND RESCUE DOGS ARE STILL SEARCHING A SNOW FIELD MORE THAN 30 FEET DEEP IN SOME PLACES. NEW MEXICO’S FAMED KACHINA PEAK ONCE ONLY ACCESSIBLE TO EXPERT SKIERS AFTER AN ARDUOUS HIKE. IN 2015 A NEW LIFT WAS INSTALLED, GIVING THE PUBLIC DIRECT ACCESS TO SOME OF THE HIGHEST RUNS IN AMERICA. THE TAOS SKI RESORT SAYING EARLIER THIS MORNING SKI PATROL HAD BEEN OUT DETONATING BOMBS ALONG KACHINA PEAK HOPING TO PREVENT AVALANCHES. BUT TONIGHT THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO AS THEY SEARCH FOR MORE SURVIVORS. GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS. >>>ALSO BREAKING TONIGHT, A STUNNING VERDICT IN CHICAGO. THREE CURRENT AND FORMER POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF COVERING UP THE 2014 SHOOTING OF LAQUAN McDONALD THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES, FOUND NOT GUILTY. REHEMA ELLIS HAS THE FALLOUT. >>Reporter: FOR THE THREE OFFICERS, A SWEEPING VICTORY. >>THERE IS A FINDING OF NOT GUILTY AS TO EVERY COUNT. >>Reporter: FOR THE CRITICS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, A STUNNING DEFEAT. >>THIS VERDICT LETS US KNOW THAT THE BLUE CODE OF SILENCE IS ALIVE AND WELL IN CHICAGO. >>Reporter: OFFICER THOMAS GAFFNEY, FORMER OFFICER JOSEPH WALSH, FORMER DETECTIVE DAVID MARCH, NOW CLEARED OF CHARGES THEY TRIED TO COVER UP EVIDENCE TO PROTECT A FELLOW OFFICER, JASON VAN DYKE, LATER CONVICTED OF MURDER. HE’S SEEN ON THIS CHILLING DASH CAM VIDEO SHOOTING 17-YEAR-OLD LAQUAN McDONALD 16 TIMES AS HE WALKED AWAY. >>16 SHOTS, 16 SHOTS! >>Reporter: PROTESTERS WERE OUTRAGED BECAUSE THE VIDEO WAS RELEASED ONE YEAR AFTER THE FATAL SHOOTING AND ONLY AFTER A LAWSUIT. PROSECUTORS IN TODAY’S CASE ALLEGE THE POLICE REPORTS WERE WRITTEN TO SUGGEST McDONALD WAS THE AGGRESSOR, AN ARGUMENT THE JUDGE REJECTED. >>THESE THREE MEN WERE INNOCENT FROM DAY ONE. >>Reporter: TOMORROW, FORMER OFFICER VAN DYKE IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED. AND FACES UP TO 96 YEARS IN PRISON. REHEMA ELLIS, NBC NEWS. >>>OVERSEAS NOW TO THAT BIG SCARE FOR THE QUEEN, QUEEN ELIZABETH’S HUSBAND, PRINCE PHILIP, FLIPPING HIS SUV. AUTHORITIES SAY THE 97-YEAR-OLD PRINCE WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL. OUR KEIR SIMMONS IS IN LONDON WITH MORE. >>Reporter: SHOCKED AND SHAKEN, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WAS HELPED FROM HIS VEHICLE, SEEN HERE LYING ON ITS SIDE. THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERED. IN ANOTHER CAR TWO WOMEN TREATED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR CUTS AND AN ARM INJURY. WITNESSES SAY THE 97-YEAR-OLD WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL, AND OVERTURNED PULLING OUT OF AN INTERSECTION. THE PALACE SAYING THE DUKE WAS NOT INJURED. THE PRINCE AND THE OTHER CAR’S DRIVER WERE BREATHALYZED AND PASSED. THE PRINCE STILL INSISTS ON DRIVING HIMSELF, AND EVEN DROVE PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN HE VISITED THE QUEEN AT WINDSOR CASTLE IN 2016. >>I CAN REPORT THAT IT WAS VERY SMOOTH RIDING. >>Reporter: TONIGHT BUCKINGHAM PALACE OFFICIALS ARE EAGER TO REASSURE PEOPLE PRINCE PHILIP IS UNHURT. BUT RELIEF HERE IS MIXED WITH CONCERN OVER WHETHER HE SHOULD STILL BE DRIVING. LESTER? >>KEIR SIMMONS IN LONDON, THANKS. >>>BACK HOME, SMALL EARTHQUAKES RATTLED CALIFORNIA TODAY ON THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEADLY NORTHRIDGE QUAKE, RESURFACING TROUBLING QUESTIONS FOR MANY. IS CALIFORNIA READY FOR THE BIG ONE? MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS THERE. >>Reporter: THE 6.7 NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE KILLED NEARLY 60 PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND DESTROYED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BUILDINGS. THE DAMAGE TOPPED $25 BILLION. NOW, 25 YEARS LATER, IS CALIFORNIA BETTER PREPARED? >>MUCH MORE READY THAN WE WERE, AND NOT NEARLY AS READY AS WE NEED TO BE. THERE ARE STILL CITIES IN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVEN’T EVEN GOTTEN RID OF THEIR BRICK BUILDINGS. BUILDINGS THAT WE ABSOLUTELY KNOW BOTH WILL FALL DOWN, AND WILL KILL PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY’RE SO HEAVY. >>Reporter: AFTER THE QUAKE, $10 BILLION WAS SPENT RETROFITTING FREEWAYS. BUT THOUSANDS OF OLDER BUILDINGS, LIKE MANY IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, STILL DESPERATELY NEED SEISMIC UPGRADES. TODAY SCIENTISTS WARN A 7.8 EARTHQUAKE ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S SAN ANDREAS FAULT COULD BRING DOWN 1,500 BUILDINGS AND KILL 1,800 PEOPLE. 25 YEARS AFTER THE BIG ONE, MANY ARE STILL LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. >>>NOW TO AN NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION INTO A UNIQUE AND EXPENSIVE MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAM THAT USES WHAT ARE CALLED ROLE PLAYERS AND COSTS YOU AND OTHER TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. BUT DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK? CYNTHIA McFADDEN WENT TO THE LARGEST MILITARY TRAINING BASE IN THE WORLD. >>Reporter: THIS ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY — >>DOWN, DOWN USA! >>Reporter: THE PENTAGON. THAT’S RIGHT. AMERICAN TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING PEOPLE, MANY FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, AND NOW CITIZENS, AS ROLE PLAYERS TO TRAIN U.S. TROOPS. TAXPAYERS ALSO PAID FOR THE VILLAGE OF UJUN. IT’S NOT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THOUGH IT SURE LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE. IT’S IN CALIFORNIA. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT AT FT. IRWIN. THE VILLAGE AND THE ROLE PLAYERS ARE ALL PART OF WHAT’S CALLED FULL-ENVIRONMENT TRAINING. WE WERE AT FT. IRWIN, SO WERE TROOPS FROM FT. BLISS, TEXAS. MANY OF THEM NEW RECRUITS. COLONEL ROBERT E. LEE McGEE THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER. >>WE DON’T GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE THEM TO THAT HERE AND NOW, THEY’LL STRUGGLE WITH IT FOR REAL. >>Reporter: LIEUTENANT COLONEL RASHINI WORKS AT FT. IRWIN PREPARING VARIOUS SCENARIOS TO TRAIN THE TROOPS. IF WE WERE MAKING A MOVIE, THEY’D BE HIRED TO BE THE CIVILIANS? >>YES. YES, MA’AM. WE SCRIPT MAJOR EVENTS, BUT THE INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS BETWEEN THE SOLDIERS AND THE CIVILIANS, THAT’S NOT SCRIPTED. WE CAN’T GET THAT SPECIFIC. >>Reporter: AT FT. IRWIN, THERE ARE A DOZEN MOCK VILLAGES. ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE OVER 200 SUCH SITES ON 100 MILITARY BASES. >>OUR ROLE PLAYERS WILL BE HERE TRYING TO SELL THEIR GOODS. >>Reporter: THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD HERE IN THE MOJAVE HAS MORE THAN 500 BUILDINGS, COMPLETE WITH TWO MOSQUES. SO IS THAT YOU CAUSING THAT SMOKE OVER THERE? >>Reporter: FROM HILLTOP CONTROL CENTER THEY PUMP SMOKE AND AUDIO INTO THE DWELLINGS. >>WOW. LOOK AT THIS. >>SO CAN YOU IMAGINE TRYING TO CLEAR A BUILDING WITH ALL THIS SMOKE? >>OKAY, WHERE ARE THE STAIRS? I MEAN, THESE ARE ALL THE KINDS OF COMBAT SITUATIONS THEY MIGHT HAVE. >>THAT THEY MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES IN. >>VERY DISORIENTING. >>Reporter: THE TRAINING IS DESIGNED TO MAKE IT LESS SO. IT’S ALSO BIG BUSINESS. EVERY YEAR, THOUSANDS OF ROLE PLAYERS EARN AS MUCH AS $50,000 FOR 20 WEEKS OF EMPLOYMENT. ACTUALLY LIVING IN THE MOCK TOWNS WITHOUT RUNNING WATER FOR TWO WEEKS AT A TIME. IN A YEAR-LONG INVESTIGATION, NBC NEWS IDENTIFIED A NETWORK OF 256 COMPANIES IN 46 STATES PROVIDING ROLE PLAYERS AND RECEIVING MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. BUT DESPITE THE BIG MONEY INVOLVED, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A COMPREHENSIVE AUDIT BY THE GAO REGARDING THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. >>EVERY POSSIBLE WAY THE NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER ATTEMPTS TO DO ITS UTMOST TO REPLICATE THE CONDITIONS THAT THE U.S. ARMY FACES HERE IN THE WORLD TODAY. >>BUT THE TRAINING ISN’T PERFECT. AFTER ALL THAT MONEY SPENT ON THE TRAINING, THOSE SOLDIERS WE MET FROM TEXAS WERE NOT SENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. TONIGHT THEY’RE IN SOUTH KOREA. LESTER? >>INCREDIBLY ELABORATE. CYNTHIA, THANK YOU. >>>ALSO AHEAD, THE COMBAT VETERAN OUTRAGED IN A MAJOR AIRLINE AFTER SHE SAYS SHE WAS ASSAULTED IN THE AIR. >>>THE

100 thoughts on “Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – January 17, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

  1. Damm Democrats are the ones to blame another reason to vote for the republican party. I was a former federal employee under the Obama administration and was force to work without pay so I know how that feels

  2. #eff45

    intelligent people(regardless of party) see clearly what 45 is doing. He's not a man of mystery. It's desperation for him to pull a power trip. It's not about a wall, it soley about power that a 45 wants. He hates to lose and he'll fuqu us all over to do it.

  3. What a tactical genius President Donald Trump is.., Nancy pelosi tried to flex her muscle against the President and realize she's just a child in a man's world.

  4. To be honest. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi should not be going overseas on a foreign relations trip, right now.

    This is because the American

  5. evil government needs to be completely shut down period. that would truly make america great again . no more fake wars,irs, cia,dea,congress,senate,welfare,aipac control of votes, lying presidents, gun control, government supported lying media ,sanctions on foreign countries, murder thru proxy wars, chemtrails ,threats to foreign countries,missing billions,federal reserve printing counterfeit money,nuclear weapons,billions wasted on military year after year, faked terror attacks on our civilians,neglected infrastructure,

  6. Go figure that a christian will sue because of their harmful religious beliefs and wins. Maybe we all should say that our religious beliefs say that no one should work more than 20 hours a week, $40,000 a year and say its our religious beliefs. If no one hires us, then we just sue!

  7. Both the Democrats and Republicans are responsible for the government shut down. We need to get rid of all of the idiots that are playing big roles in this ridiculous fight!

  8. Why are we still discussing Russia and the Election? People need to get behind our President, he is working for all Americans fot a short period in time. All this hype is holding up forward future progress! Time is ticking fast… Get to the real Crisis.
    Polluting the Earth with Fossil Fuel for Energy. These Greedy Perptraitors will be named, and go down in the History books of the future. Nikola Tesla 1899 had this Crisis solved. The Human race would be much more advanced today if not for, JP Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie…

  9. The President was right to cancel her trip. She should be working feverishly with him end this. No matter how anyone feels about him or her, they need to get it together.

  10. Leaking Liar Lawyer Cohen not only violates client privilidge, but also leaks national security secrets that helps our enemies. Leaking Liar Lawyer Cohen belongs in solitary confinement isolation in a supermax fed prison, to prevent futher leaks of private and confidential conversations with President Trump regarding NATO, Russia, miltary, security, foriegn affiars and other state secrets.

    Leaking Liar Lawyer Cohen seems to be able to prove that political polls can be rigged for a few thousand dollars. The DOJ / FBI should open a broad investigation into election polling FRAUD.. Election polling FRAUD explains why Hillary and other liberal darlings always get ridiculoulsy high polling numbers prior to elections, then those polls magically tighten up to a spread within the 'margin of error' just prior to the elections. The election polls are a FRAUD, and almost always benefit democrats. FBI / DOJ needs to investigate this fraud. One of the main FRAUD methods is to simply use biased pollsters, who will manipulate phone polls to get the desired result, or in the alternative engage in a hostile belligerant argument to get a hang up, or an excuse to reject the undesired poll response.

  11. 1. Giving plasma is not hard. Its just a few minutes longer than giving blood.
    2. Selling plasma? Not like giving blood? America, your greed know no end.
    3. Please start acting like a superpower again.

  12. It's NOT discrimination !!!!! This I insane ! If your religious belief is no work on Sunday DON'T APPLY FOR THAT JOB. If you arrangement to trade shifts is prohibited by new management find another job that suits your life choices. I'm a Christian Democratic. The work schedule has never been cutailed to suite my beliefs. As a restaurant, casino, or retail worker I had the option to show up or be let go! How is this possible ???
    Wrong verdict. I hope it's over turned.

  13. So Trump created a condition for the Coast Guard and TSA to not work and then he will talk about how Mexicans brought drugs in amd we need to build a wall

  14. Why is it that she and the Democrats doesn't want the president to address America?? Is it because they don't want all of America to know what's really going on with this border wall battle?? If it was a crisis when Obama was in office then imagine how much it has grown since then…..

  15. These role players earn $50,000 for less than half a year's work? Is it a jobs program for out of work actors or for worthless brothers-in-law?

  16. This is what republicans have been doing for 40 yrs now. Politicizing every aspect of debate. No real ideas, just lowest common denominator shenanigans.

  17. Many people want to work any day of the week, and she made $21 Millions because her boss made her worked on Sunday. She is a very smart woman.

  18. That means they were taking a lot of people overseas. All of these
    committees were going overseas for a few hours to say thank you and fly
    back the same day? They could go around the United states and thank all
    the furloughed employees; thank them for their service and dedication
    to the US.

  19. All these old people have no dignity. ; playing power games without. any consideratipn for those that believed in them n elected them ; who are noe sffering cause old Pelosi wants to do more for Central American lawless people , than for American's General. Safety!!!

  20. Both sides, Trump and Pelosi are playing political games not solving the issue. They need to stop worrying about their base and sit down and compromise a solution. All this other stuff is pure misdirect political bull.

  21. I'm Amazed this hasn't hit the market. What international interest wants to invest in America Held Hostage? Stabilize This. Quickly, please.

  22. Welcome to reality. No free lunches for non government workers. If we don't work, we do eat. Time to end ALL these welfare, "government jobs".

  23. DARE YOU TO ASK THIS QUESTION THAT NO ONE DARES TO ASK !! WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY MADE A LAW ,,,,, ( HIRE A UNDOCUMENTED PERSON FOR WORK AND RECEIVE A MANDATORY 20 YEAR TO LIFE SENTENCE IN JAIL ! ) THIS WOULD STOP ALL ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THIS COUNTRY , AND THEY KNOW IT AND DON'T WANT ANY ONE TO GET WIND OF THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH TO STOPPING THIS !! PLEASE SHOW YOUR NOT FAKE NEWS AND ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO ASK THIS HARMLESS QUESTION ! THANK YOU ! FOR YOUR FAIR REPORTING THIS FAR TILL NOW , TRUTH OR DARE ? TRUMP SHOULD SAY PASS THIS AS A LAW AND HE WOULD OPEN THE GOVERNMENT IF THEY PASS THIS AS A LAW !! STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR OVER THIS BY GOING AFTER THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM ,,,, JOBS !

  24. All the Unions of these employees should get together and walk out.
    The employer is in breach of the agreement to pay the employees the money they earn.

  25. So he doesn't get TV time with the entire political body at attention, so she can't go access the actions and needs of our military…part of her job.

  26. "we are a real family who need a real pay check, and my husband is working real hard for it" WELCOME TO THE CLUB! at least you know you will be paid… come to some of these places democrat's have destroyed and people so shady you can work job after job only to not be paid.. Then go tell the police, their response "sorry i cant help you" go to the court house "you can file a claim and wait" months later MAYBE youll get your money.. this is the America i know.. and FYI it was not like that before Obama inflated the dollar bill to the value of a fraction of a cent

  27. Pelosi spent the holiday in a $10,000 a night suite in Hawaii then wants to leave the country on a BS trip while 800,000 workers are without pay? grow some balls and sit with POTUS and negotiate. Trump hasnt left DC since before Christmas- waiting to make a deal

  28. Juliani your a very bad man and its sad, You would have died with honor for your services but you've shown everyone who you really are and probably always were. Watching you work for years and the growing respect now destroyed.

  29. Nbc should be called the "TRUMP station … Give it a BREAk !!! 
    TRump is the best thing that ever happened to the USA besided who your president Trump or Pelosi?????

  30. THERE IS A STORM COMING ACROSS THE US. MONDAY EVERYONE IN THE US NEEDS TO TAKE OFF WORK. DO NO SHOPPING, SPEND NO MONEY AT ALL. SEND A NOTICE TO WASHINGTON, WE ARE DONE PUTTING UP WITH CHILDISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

  31. People who aren’t religious use church as a reason not to work sundays. If you don’t have a corporate job then most likely Sunday will be a normal shift. Either we except that or agree to close everything on sundays and let everybody stay home and do nothing or go to church.

  32. Trump dont FORGET” MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” Firing in the feet of your OWN PEOPLE…YOUR COUNTRY LOOKS LIKE IN RUSSIA WHERE PEOPLE MUST QEUE UP TO GET FOOD FOR HOURS AND HOURS…SHAME ON YOU!!!

  33. You know, being a well off white male, I really do not care about illegal immigration. Most of them have very few skills so I can get Juanita the maid for $7 and hour AND I look charitable 🙂

  34. The most bizzare Presidency ever. We hired a freak for a president, we got a freak show. This so-called President has made a mockery of our government.

  35. You so called news people with your constant negative coverage of our president, and Russian collusion make me sick. Never a positive word. Bring your proof or shut your mouth.

  36. How long does it take to investigate and prosecute something supposedly this serious. Don't get it twisted it's the Democrats holding Americans hostage not trump. Be reall. Trump should hold his ground Democrats are petty.

  37. The game of revenge by the Democrats needs to stop. They are showing their power hungry ways and i will no longer vote for them. They are not the same Democratic party. I fear they will destroy our freedom and country.

  38. Why would Trump need the Russians to help him win the election. He is a capitalist and not a socialist. Hotel companies build hotels in many countries. I see nothing wrong with that. He has done nothing that other presidents have not done before him and all other congressmen. It is time to take care of the problems of our country and let Presuden Trump do his job. The Americans know where the problems are and the Democrats are the cause. I have voted for many Democrats but having second thoughts for the future elections.

  39. https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-detail-nancy-pelosis-185000-codel-to-italy-and-ukraine-in-2015/

  40. Now,
    I completely understand why CNN (and the Washington Post and
    the New York Times and NBC News and the rest) would
    not hire Trump supporters. The media have an agenda. They want to drive Trump
    from office by any means necessary, including the use of violence,
    and will do anything to stop him from serving a second term or furthering his
    mandate. That I get… There is no mystery about that

  41. Liberal news go by by all those school kids bringing multi million dollar lawsuits against them by by liberal fake news

  42. Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi are living in the (Magic Kingdom at Disney World.)…They want a welfare state & socialists country.
    LYNCH the SOCIALIST: Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi

  43. Now Trump is senselessly hating on late war hero Sen. John McCain? This man is patheticly cruel and stupid and can't be serious about winning a second term in office.

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