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cialis and a $200 savings card so you know who wondered if donald trump's second amendment comments may have been taken -- the cia. the republican nominee yet again accusing reporters of perverting his words. now cnn has learned that the u.s. secret service has had more than one conversation with the trump campaign about what he said yesterday.
injury by 55,000 paper cuts. another splash of e-mails from hillary clinton's secretary of state days. they talk about doing a favor for a megadonor from the clipton foundation. >> nothing diplomatic about it. a slur made by that country's president by the u.s. ambassador. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." the republican and democrat presidential candidates today in damage control mode. donald trump today defepding his off the cuff comments that if hillary clinton were president, perhaps, he said, perhaps second amendment people could stop her. critics including some republicans said this seemed to be a veiled call for violence.
hillary clinton just now in iowa spoke publicly for the first time about trump's remarks. >> let me say something about what i think is a critical difference between my opponent and myself. words matter, my friends. and if you are running to be president, or are you president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that cross the line. his casual cruelty to a gold star family his casual suggestion that more countries should have nuclear weapons, and
now his casual insigciting of violence. they show us that donald trump does not have the temperament to be president and kmader in chief of the united states. >> today a secret service official told jim sciutto they have speaken to the trump campaign more than once. he says that the outrage is media driven and and g-- we'll have more on the clinton controversy in a moment. we'll start with sara murray.
she said mr. trump crossed the line. >> the trump campaign is trying to make it crystal clear they do not mean to be inciting violence. what is note able is that he has not doubled down. they are talking about the need to protect the second amendment and bashing the press. >> he is still trying to set the record straight. >> we have to protect our second amendment which is under siege. >> by the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. the second amendment people, maybe there is something there is. >> some call it to a call to
violence, trump says it was about getting them to support him. >> also airing his feelings on twitter. get out and vote to save our constitution. but even as trump's backseaters rush to his defense -- >> he meant that you have the power to vote against her. i saw it, i heard it, i saw how the crowd reacted to it. >> a candidate with an affinity for making off color comments. >> i hope he clears it up very quickly. >> senator susan collins who is not supporting the g.o.p. nominee says she was talking
about trump talking about clout. >> he made so many reckless comments, it is not surprised it has been misinterpreted. her campaign saying this is simple, what trump is saying is dangerous. someone running to be president of the united states should not be encouraging violence. >> now the question with trump is will he just leave the issue alone, or let it blow over. it is clear the clinton camp wants to keep the pressure on him. >> okay, sarah murray, thank you so much. let's bring in jackson kingston who is a senior advisor.
and amanda carpenter who also does not support donald trump. let us start with the quote and the sound bite, and let's play more of it so we can get more of the context. >> till ri wants to abolish the second amendment. by the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks, although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. but i will tell you what, that will be a horrible day. if she gets to pick her judges right now we're tied. you see what is going on scalia was not supposed to happen. >> i think we got a full context of the quotes, the secret
service heard that and they took issue enough to go and talk to the trump campaign. is it really the continue tension of the trump campaign that everyone who heerd a suggestion of violence in those remarks or not, that we're just insane? >> i think he meant go out and vote. and the reality is people that belong to the nra, they're responsible and they know thousand go out and use their political clout. i represented the federal law enforcement training center for 22 years. it's not in their position to go out and advise candidates on hoi to speak. in 2008 barack obama said "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."
>> they were not advising him. they didn't -- they had a meeting to investigate. >> i'm questioning the premise that they did it. i would love to know. when did the secret service get involved in giving candidates advice. >> the knife and gun thing is a famous speech from the movie "the untouchables." >> i have seen that statement since 2008, i never knew it eluded to a movie, i don't think most people in america did. where was the outrage from the left when barack obama said that in the wake of a shooting in arizona. we have to say if we're going to measure them with the same yardstick, why wasn't there outrage when barack obama said something that to me was very specific. >> okay, let's come back to 2016, how did you interpret it?
>> i care very deeply about the meaning of words and i think it is paramount they speak with clarity so there is no mistake what they meant. he may not have meant that, but salespeople could walk away. working on the hill where there is security alerts, lock downs, there are bulleting fired and you don't know what direction they're going. there is untable people attracted to the political process and i hope he takes the warnings seriously and tries to ramp it back. and acknowledges that you have to be more precise. >> as a second amendment advocate, gun owner, nra member, what bothers me most is this is not how second amendment advocates talk. they know that it exists to resist tyranny.
not an elected political official carrying out her duties. it is not an empty threat or a joke at a campaign rally. >> you thought it was a casual joke. >> i think he was pandering to a group of people he doesn't understand. he doesn't once gun control issues. he is renting conservative values for the duration of this campaign. >> maybe he doesn't understand them to your standard, but second amendment at nra members do understand that omar mateen's pro gun control dad was on the front row of a hillary clinton -- >> i can't have a conversation about an issue when it
completely is veered off. >> congressman how can we have a conversation on a topic when every trump supporter just veers it off to something else. >> let me get through it then. here is a guy who is pro gun control, he is on the front row of hillary clinton's rally, his son was a terrorist that killed 49 people. the second amendment people understand this guy is supporting hillary clinton and donald trump is supporting the second amendment, gun owner's rights. >> for whatever it is worth, hillary clinton denounced that man and said she disavowed him, didn't want his support yesterday. that's all the time we have fr this panel thank you for being here. another potential headache for the clinton campaign. shedding light on the relationship between the state
welcome back to "the ahead. when hillary clinton tries to address some of the trust issues that a majority of voters have with her, she talks about how president obama trusted her enough to ask her to be secretary of state. behind the stories were weeks and weeks of negotiations between his transition team and the clinton team. discussions as one former top official told me on the front end about keeping separate clinton foundation and state department business. now a newly released report shows exactly what the obama
administration was hoping to avoid. it shows rikt leading him nationally. today clinton is in iowa. joe johns is traveling with the clinton cam bane. >> the bam sane certainly has. they are in full push back mode now. they said that the right wing organization that brought all of these e-mails to light has been attacking the clintons since the 1990s, and the fact remains that sikt never took action because of donations to the clinton foundation and they trying to make clear the relationship
between the billionaire businessman and the state department on that saying that he was seeking to share his insights on the upcoming lebanese election with the right person at the state department and seeking to provide information and not seeks action by the department. but it continues to be a headache for hillary clinton who is struggling with trust issues. >> i talked with them about coming here so this has to be a tourist spot as well. >> seeking favors from the state defendant. it includes officials lobbies state dfrt state department --
and it raises questions about her trust worthiness. >> i may have short circuited it, and for that i will try to clarify. >> the new e-mails are am knew in addition for donald trump. >> this was big stuff. pay for play. it is illegal, and we'll see what happens with it, folks, we'll see what happens with it but it is very serious stuff. >> it comes amid challenging numbers. and clinton, ahead of trump in key battleground states. the two locked in a virtual tie in florida. clinton also on top in wisconsin. clinton campaigning in iowa
today. >> you can build it in merm and i'm determined to build more and create more businesses and jobs by doing so. >> she continues to had bipartisan support to her campaign, and the latest to throw his support behind clinton. >> we all have stories, and every immigrant has -- >> there was a incident here in des moines today as a person who has been identified by some as an animal rights protester was trying to storm the stage. hillary clinton moves on from here to detroit tomorrow for her big economic speech. >> let's dive deeper into the
296 pages of clinton e-mails just released. 44 we're told are brand new. someone it is "important to take care of." and they make efforts to link a foreign donor with a u.s. diplomat. drew, the campaign told me earlier that the executive of the clinton foundation was anticipating in a different capacity and that the donor has a long standing relationship with the clintons, and it is a mixing of the groups of people, on it's face, it will obviously create so many potential conflicts of interest, no? >> that is exactly the point. these e-mails being released now today show what we have been
seeing over and over again. the intermingling of donations and favors being done between the clinton state department, the clinton family foundation, and the donors who apparently have very easy access to both when they need help. >> there is nearly 300 pages of e-mails. some showing how easy it was to get clinton favors. one nigerian lebanese billionaire is being seen here with bill clinton. the project was done under the umbrella of a clinton gloesbal initiative to reclaim nigeria's coastline. in a new batch of e-mails, it seems he could use his connections to open doors. in 2009, it appears he wanted to connect with a top u.s. official
in lebanon. doug van, who was heading the clinton foundation at the time, stepped in to help. he e-mailed hillary clinton's top aides asking that gilbert be placed in touch with the state department's substance person on lebanon. van who once interned for hills says that he is a key guy there and to us, and he is asking that the former u.s. ambassador to lebanon so they can connect, but there is no mention of why. there are clinton foundation requests for finding someone a job, and intermingling of e-mails between state, clinton foundation, and others giving the overall effect of trouble finding why any lines are drawn
at all. even if no legal lines were crossed, government employees have an obligation to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest. >> you wonder if there was preferential treatment that didn't go to everyone nap is th didn't go to everyone. >> i want to show you what they showed to us as a quote. they say the e-mails are between her and her personal aide, and it was a recommendation for one of the former staffers not employed by them. the e-mails there saying it was sent from his presidential said e-mail and there are a lot of lines being drawn in their response to us.
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putting a very rich man, a donor, who the clintons had known for a long time, in touch with a top hillary clinton aide at the state department, trying to put the donor in touch with a diplomat. >> there is a disregard for nor ma traditions there are guidelines when you have donors. when you set up someone like this you have a stream of donors and you will be asked for favors. it is late. and they did bring in donna, as you know, to clean a lot of this up. i think they run a cleaner
operation. i don't think it will make a huge impact on the campaign, but i think they will continue on. >> and it feeds into why the clintons think that the rules don't apply to them. this is what the obama administration wanted to avoid. >> and the fact that the e-mails were not included in what was released by the state democratic is also questionable. what are you hiding that we
can't fint, and if donald trump was just out there doing trump things and he had something to respond to if the e-mail situation did not keep dripping out. >> david you know better than anyone when you have a problem, a potential problem, as a candidate or a president, you get it all out on your terms, you get it all out as soon as possible, you apologize and talk about the lessons learned and it has been years of this. >> yeah, that is right, jake. i work for the clintons, i have a great admiration for them, but on these finishes there is a blind spot and it trips them up on a continuing basis. i do think it is damaging.
and we don't have this controversy raging over don't trump, i think it would be a more serious issue as well. >> let's talk about mr. trump. michael hayden said to me yesterday if anyone else made that can comment he would be out in a police way gone and the secret service would be interviewing him. maybe he was joking, maybe not, about gun owners taking the law into their own hands. when you're running for president, you want to lead this country, you have to watch what you say. your words mean even more than they did when he was a celebrity and could create news. now it matters, people listen to him and take their cues from him
and he needs to internalize that. and it comes on the heels of the republican national security experts coming out and saying he is dangerous. this just makes the point for them. >> david, how did you take the remarks when you heard them? >> i was -- i must have really taken aback. i -- what you reported at the top of the show, jake, i think is so important, and that is that the credit service has warned the clinton-trump campaign on more than one occasion since these comments about the dangers represented by the rhetoric nap settles the question for me that the secret service has stepped in, you know, it is like a dog whistle to crazies out there. and it comes into kahn text so important to this. i think that people in the press are willing to give donald trump the benefit of the doubt had
there not been a long string of comments in this campaign that p p p is full of these comments. taking someone out, a criminal, crocked hillary, having chants, as late as the rally yesterday about "lock her up." i thought tom friedman said that is what we saw before other assassinations. the duh humanization we have seen before people pick up guns and shoot people at abortion clipic clinics. we know there are crazy crazies out there with guns, i think it is appropriate for him to be
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some saw it as the battlefield reality. barbara star has been digging into this reality. barbara, do we know how high up these reports went. >> yeah, good afternoon, jake, is it possible that some of this, as you say rosy intelligence got to the desk of the secretary of defense. right now there are no clear questions, through there are plenty of questions. a question about the rar on heist unfolding. >> it show a will to fight. >> all of it seemed to catch the pentagon off guard. >> they didn't want to change the beliefs. they tried to bring that intelligence to senior leaders
and that effort appears to have been lifted. >> now they found intelligence once altered to show more intelligence against isis than it warranted. they tell cnn that senior military intelligence officials at the u.s. central command, which was running the war, did edit and change reports. they decided to rely on operational reports from the front lines. the report says that the deference resulted in analysis that was more positive regarding iraqy forces and isis. >> they really reflect our our side of the battle. they don't necessarily reflect
what the enmy is doing. if they show that it is only part of that. >> different views have erupted into the public arena according to the congressional staffers. march 3rd, 2015, they spoke of isis in personal terms referring to it as he. >> he can no longer do what he did at the outset which is to seize and hold new territory. ten days later, the director of the cia had a different view. >> in may, 2015, isis seized ramadi and it would be months before they got the city back. now since all of this went on through about the middle of last year, there has been new leadership installed at the central command and new leaders
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homophobic slur talking about a u.s. ambassador. he has a notorious potty mouth, using profanity against the beloved pope. elise, tell us more about the president and what he said about the u.s. ambassador there. >> it is an unbelievable story. he was called out for past comments once suggesting he wanted to rape a woman. now dutarte is fighting back. some of his language may be offensive or obscene to some viewers. >> the philippine president under fire for using a homophobic slur against the u.s. ambassador. in televised remarks, he
recounting a fight he had with secretary of state john kerry. saying "his gay ambassador, the son of a whore, he pissed me off." >> i think we're seeking a better understanding of why that statement was made. one of the most senior diplomats was accused of hurting his election. >> i was angry she was raped, yes, that is one thing. she was so beautiful. i think the mayor should have been first. >> statements by anyone, any where, that degrade women or
triflize issues as serious as rain or murder are not ones that we condone. >> it earned him the nickname "the donald trump of the east." he cursed pope francis by the traffic caused and said he didn't care about those that -- he called secretary kerry crazy for giving the philippines a $33 million aide package during his visit and he joked that maybe he should continue to offend the u.s., jake. >> what an a lye. >> it was an olympic swim meet. she spent summer binge-watching.
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welcome back, let's turn to our sports lead. team usa continues to outshine every other country in rio. the u.s. dominating with 28 medals, total. it's only day five, let's not get cocky. one story that caught our eye, lily king and a russian swimmer. she famously wagged her fe mail at her russian rival who tested positive for doping. they're saying this is a new cold war, will we see more of it this evening? >> it is possible, jake. they are swimming now in a different event. they are also in a relay against each other in a couple days. there is a few more opportunities for that. the international olympic committee had a chance to kick
the state sponsored doping machine out of the games. she takes it upon herself to do what others can't do/won't do, and talk about doping and trigger an international conversation that i think the international sports world needs to have. good job for her, we'll see how she does in the pool tonight. >> and one thing so exciting last night was seeing michael phelps, he might be old, relatively, but he put on his phelps face and demolished anyone getting cocky in front of him. >> yes, he is 31 now, and this is a younger person's sport. so he was in the 4 by 200 relay. the younger guys were whooping
it up, but he sat down as if to say i'm spent, i'm done all i can do today. >> if he were a country, he would be between 60 and 70th in terms of gold medals earned for his own country. tell us about the green swimming pool. >> yeah, well, you know when we were coming into rio and we talked about this, there was a laundry list of droughts. if we said there will be green water in the diving pool, the water polo pool, we may have said that is not so bad. now that the games have started, this is an embarrassment. it's not the worst thing that could have happened, but the fact that they ran out of money to pay for chemicals, it is embarrassing for the international olympic committee. they'll probably get it cleared up, i would think, and that kind
of bad look for these games. i'm sure they want to get rid of that as soon as possible. >> okay, kristine, thank you so much. have fun down there, i'm jealous. i turn you over now to wolf blitzer. happening now, the art of denial. coming after trump making a comment about the second amendment people. hidden e-mails, a new batch of e-mails surface raising new questions about the clinton foundation's influence on the state department during hillary clinton's time as secretary of state. did big donors get access to government officials. and racial bias, days after charges were dropped against the last police officers. the justice