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and michael sis cough, we were just mentioninging is nbc's investigative correspondent. michael recent first of all, you've also been covering this story and vin new details.
right, as you mentioned before, andrea, three members of the counter assault twreem involved in this incident. and that's significant because they're full-fledged
agents. . that's not just uniform conviction. they're an
part of any
. these are heavily armed special agencies whose job it is to according to the
website neutralize any potential attack on a protectee with overwhelming force. and you see them just a few cars back, part of any
. what makes this really serious is all of these agents and supervisors would have had access to the president's schedule, in fact, i'm told by a source that the schedule was distributed to all of them. they were in the hotel, that schedule. the nonpublic schedule was in the
of every one of them who brought back these prostitutes to their rooms. so there's numerous potential
here why some people are saying this is far more serious than anything we've seen any can dal we've seen in the
and we should point out, you were covering the
convention, as well. and just got back from that. the
today is touring
calling for lawmakers to sign a pledge to promise to try to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, terrorists and the
. you were at the convention and saw all the republicans led by
sort of paying their homage to the
and that powerful group. are we going to see guns again as a wedge issue in this campaign?
was really flexing its muscle in st. louis at its annual convention there as you mentioned, wasn't just
although he was the star attraction given that he's the presumptive nominee. you had
, senator blount from missouri, a whole lineup house majority leader kantor, a whole lineup of top republicans there and one thing i was told there is that the
is planning to spend as much as $40 million on this election to defeat
. that's a record amount. they've got -- get out the vote efforts. second term is critical. their view is that obama has been laying low on
during his first term for political reasons but their argument is give him a second term and he's going to go to stop it.
of course, the
advocates also complain that the president hasn't been strong enough because he permits -- he's now permitting people to carry weapons in
which had not been permitted before. thank you so much, mike.