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that's it for us. i'll see you tonight at 10:00. "early start" with christine romans and boris sanchez begins now. >> donald trump stepping up his attacks against hillary clinton. he's calling for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between her time at the state department and charitiable foundation. the republican nominee not holding back. hillary clinton facing the release of thousands more documents uncovered during her time as secretary of state. how is she responding? and president obama getting set to visit louisiana where he will survey damage from the flooding. what else to expect from the president's trip. welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez.
>> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, august 23rd. donald trump turning up the heat. calling hillary clinton corrupt and describing her as criminality and probing links with the state department and the clinton foundation. this is hours before trump demanded that the foundation be shutdown. in a speech in akron, trump also targeted clinton on immigration. hours after his own planned speech on that subject was postponed. cnn's sara murray has more from ohio. >> reporter: good morning, boris and christine. this was supposed to be the week donald trump was talking about immigration. instead, he is using his time to hammer hillary clinton. he accused her in akron, ohio of pay for play. and called for a special prosecutor to look at the ties with the clinton foundation and state department. >> pay the clinton foundation huge sums of money and throw in
big speaking fees for bill clinton and you got to play. the amounts involved, the favors done and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> reporter: not only was this red meat to his republican base, but it is an overture to independent voters who may wonder if she is trust worthy. this is a question on whether donald trump is dealing with immigration. his campaign manager suggested that the deportation force he once called for may not come to fruition. in akron, ohio, there was no sign. he vowed to build the wall along mexico and vowed for extreme vetting. as for the immigration speech he will give in colorado, the
campaign has scrapped that. he will back on the trail today in texas. back to you. >> thanks, sara. trump trump's planned speech is off the schedule. at least for this week. the source says the campaign wants more time to fine tune the immigration policy and language of the speech. on monday, trump defended himself saying he is not flip flopping on immigration. his campaign manager suggested it is quote to be determined if trump will stick with the deportation force. for now, trump will only come up with a firm and fair process for deportati deportation. melania is threatening to sue for defamation. the publications are put on
notice for stories of melania having been an quote escort in the 1990s. the modelling agencies also operated as an escort service is one of the allegations. hillary clinton facing the possibility of the controversy over e-mails could deliver a damaging october surprise before election day. a federal judge ordered the state department to speed up the release of 15,000 documents and e-mails and attachments in e-mail investigation. the clinton campaign said she turned overall of the work related e-mails. if there is anything work related in the batch, she supports the release. judicial watch released the 15,000 documents obtained through a freedom of information
lawsuit. donors gave money to her foundation in exchange for pay to play. meantime, house republicans took a crack at the e-mail issue on monday issuing subpoenas to tech companies involved with her home server. the companies have not cooperated with the house committee's probe of the e-mail issue. hillary clinton laughing open support of her supposedly failing health and conspiracy theory. she is in southern california and stopping by for a visit on the jimmy kimmel show. >> are you in good health? >> well, this is become one of their themes. here, take my pulse while i'm talking to you. >> oh, my god. there's nothing there. >> back in october, the national
enquirer said i would be dead in six months. with every breath i take. >> you have a new lease on life. >> i don't know. i don't know why they are saying this. i think on the one hand it is part of the wacky strategy. say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it makes no sense. i don't go around questioning donald trump's health. as far as i can tell, he's as healthy as a horse. >> his doctor said he had the best health examination he has ever seen in a human being. can you open this jar of pickles? this has not been tampered with. >> opening a jar of pickles is hard. >> quite a feat. >> clinton said she is preparing
for a lot of wacky stuff when she debates trump next month. the economists believe hillary clinton is the best for business. a survey shows 55% pick clinton. gary johnson is second with 15%. trump followed with 14%. and 15% say she don't know. trump's push to restrict trade and immigration are opposite of what most economists say the u.s. should be doing to boost growth. 61% of the economists say the u.s. needs to allow more immigration. that was the top issue. 65% say the u.s. has to be open to free trade. overall uncertainty is holding back u.s. growth. >> you oppose nafta and tpp.
>> it is interesting to me the republican candidate usually gets the support of big business and lobby groups. this time they are lining up behind hillary clinton. >> and mike pence is supportive of the free market. president obama hours away from the visit to louisiana, but is his trip coming too late? we have a preview from baton rouge next. let's feed him to the sharks! squuuuack, let's feed him to the sharks! yay! and take all of his gold! and take all of his gold! ya! and hide it from the crew! ya...? squuuuack, they're all morons anyway! i never said that. they all smell bad too. no! you all smell wonderful! i smell bad! if you're a parrot, you repeat things. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. squuuuack, it's what you do.
president obama will get a close up look at the devastation caused by flooding when he visits baton rouge, louisiana. he has taken a lot of criticism for not taking his summer vacation short to go there. the situation in louisiana is still dire. over 3,000 people remain in shelters in baton rouge alone. over 25,000 flood insurance claims have been filed with $55 million in homeowners assistance funds approved. we get more from polo sandoval.
>> reporter: boris and christine, these are the scenes that await president obama as he prepares to tour the devastation in southern louisiana. you are able to see the piles of debris that continue to grow at this hour. residents have been gutting homes and getting rid of any and all furniture and appliances damaged and construction material which made up the interior of their homes. the president's visit will be highly watched here. he has been criticized for not visiting here. the local governor here said it would have taken tremendous resources to be able to prepare for a presidential visit when rescues were happening. we did see a visit from donald trump on the ground not too long ago when he toured and he even left behind a donation of
material and monetary. in the meantime, hillary clinton campaign weighing in saying the former secretary of state will visit louisiana when the time comes when the campaign is no longer a hindrance of her and the rebuilding efforts continue at this hour. after speaking to people here, they have high hopes to cast a new light for people on the grouped he ground here. >> polo, another issue for the white house. a federal judge in texas issuing a nationwide injunction blocking the obama administration's school bathroom guidelines. the order was requested by 13 states and comes days before classes are scheduled to begin. the supreme court is widely expected to have the final say in the matter. iraqi forces launching an operation overnight not far from
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welcome back. breaking overnight. iraqi forces storming the area trying to liberate from isis control. coalition planes are helping as troops are forced from the town where 10,000 families remain. cnn's arwa damon is there. she is live for us with more on the operation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just take a look at the dramatic
skies. the shouting you hear is a commander here trying to give orders to his troops further forward. they have been encountering roadside bombs. that black smoke is isis burning crude oil. there are quite a few oilfields in the area. isis used to move around 100 tankers a day here. now they are using it to create a smoke screen. a common tactic to impede visibility from above. the iraqi security forces have come across quite a few booby-trapped roads and booby-trapped buildings. for the civilians stuck inside, you can imagine how horrendous this experience must be. this is crucial for a number of reasons. this was significant to isis because of the oil revenue it generated. we are about 40 miles from
mosul. this is an area iraq needs to get under control not just to prevent isis capitalizing on the oil and not to just block isis from using it as a route to move its resources back and forth to mosul, but because we are not far away from the qayyara air base. the iraqi security forces have it under control, but they need to clear the runways from ieds and clean them up. at that point, the iraqis will have a significant air base to position the bulk of forces for the final assault on mosul and in securing the air base and potentially the terrain around it is an area where u.s. troops could be positioned. this gives you the slightest bit of sense of the challenges that are facing the iraqi security forces as they move forward. the horrors that the families
have to evndure when they canno escape the fighting. christine, forces move forward in the final battle for mosul. >> fascinating. arwa damon, that is important. retaking these towns as there are so many other areas of cooperation where people are trying to halt the advance of isis on the ground and ideologically. thank you for that. keep us posted. new video shows iraqi police stripping an explosive belt off the waist of a would-be child bomber for isis. the video aired by kurdish tv shows officers in kirkuk carefully cutting the belt off the boy believed to be 15. authorities think he came too kirkuk from mosul. this comes a day after the suicide bombing at a wedding in
turkey. the president claims that attacker was a boy under the influence of isis. north korea threatening to launch a nuclear attack. officials in pyongyang warn the slight sign of aggression will be met with a strike. this comes among growing concerns from the pentagon about north korea's nuclear readiness. wisconsin's attorney general say the video of the shooting of the black man will not be released. sylville smith's death led to violent protests. the curfew rule is no longer needed. a stanford rule is now banning alcohol from parties. the rules comes months after brock turner was convicted of
sexually assaulting a woman outside the fraternity. critics say the policy is a public relations stunt and tone-deaf response to growing concerns about sexual assault. a federal judge denied the request for a preliminary injunction blocking the campus carry gun law. the ruling comes two days before classes at texas state university. the law allows license holders to carry concealed on public college campuses. governor rick scott pledging more for fighting zika virus. so far two areas in south florida are linked to zika. the wynwood area and miami beach. the governor visited a school on monday as students returned to class.
appealing for more help from washington. ryan lochte's days as a pitchman appear to be over. speedo and ralph lauren and two other endorsements are not renewing contracts. this comes after the bogus claims in rio. it is a warm streak of days, but a cool down despite the heat. let's bring in meteorologist karen maginnis. >> fairly mild weather conditions, boris and christine. high pressure dominates the region along the eastern seaboard with rare exception. an old frontal boundary along the gulf coast, but going into wednesday, we will see the ridge of high pressure controlling the weather in the northeast in new england. so, for new york city, boston, for washington, d.c., for philadelphia, those temperatures
are looking rather toasty over the next few days. we go from mild to downright hot. temperatures expected in the low 90s for washington, d.c. by thursday. new york city should be about 86 degrees by thursday. and take a look at st. louis. you have mid-90s expected for wednesday and thursday still holding on in the low 90s. doesn't look like summer is over yet. thanks, karen. summer is is still here. so is the election. donald trump laying into hillary clinton. he is demanding a special prosecutor to look into the foundation. more on all that next.
to the state department and the foundation and his attacks did not stop there. another 15,000 e-mails and documents sets to go public and it could happen weeks before the election. what is hillary clinton saying to jimmy kimmel about it? and we have president obama visiting baton rouge, louisiana. good morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez. we start with what else? donald trump. he is turning up the heat on hillary clinton calling her corrupt and slamming what he described as hillary clinton's criminality and calling for a special prosecutor to probe links with the state department under her leadership and clinton foundation. trump again demanded the foundation be shutdown. in a speech last night in akron, trump targeted clinton on immigration. the attack hours after his own
planned speech was postponed. sara murray has more from ohio. >> reporter: good morning, boris and christine. this was supposed to be the week trump was talking about immigration. instead, he is on the trail using his time to hammer hillary clinton. he accused her in akron, ohio, of pay for play and called for a special prosecutor to look at the ties with the clinton foundation and state department. >> pay the clinton foundation huge sums of money and throw in speaking fees for bill clinton and you got to play. the amounts involved and favors done and significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> reporter: now not only was this red meat to his republican base, but is overture to voters
who wonder if hillary clinton is trust worthy. all of this comes as a fervor around trump over immigration. he met with the hispanic advisory council and the suggested deportation force once called for may not come to fruition. in akron, he vowed to build that wall along the border with mexico and called for extreme vetting. as for the immigration speech he planned to give in colorado, the campaign scrapped that. he will be on the campaign trail today in texas. thank you. as for the immigration speech set for thursday, a source tells cnn it is off the schedule at least for this week. the campaign wants to fine tune the policy and language of the speech. trump on monday saying he is not flip flopping on immigration. this despite campaign manager
suggesting a day earlier it is quote to be determined. for now, trump saying he will come up with a firm, but fair process for deportation. donald trump's wife is threatening to sue the daily mail, politico and other news outlets for defamation. the publications are put on notice about stories on melania supposedly having been an escort in the 1990s. the stories quote a magazine claim of a modelling agency operating as an escort for wealthy clients. two publications swiftly issued retractions. hillary clinton facing the possibility over the controversy over e-mails could deliver a surprise in october before election day. the federal judge ordered the state department to speed up release of 15,000 documents, including e-mails an attachme
attachments. documents obtained in the fbi investigation of the private server. the clinton campaign saying she turned over all work-related e-mails in her possession. if there is anything work related in this batch, she supporting the release. judicial watch released documents obtained through a freedom of information lawsuit. the documents show donors buying access by giving money to the clinton foundation. the spokesman saying hillary clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the clinton foundation. also a crack at the foundation on monday sending subpoenas to the companies involved with the server. a lot of politics to get to this morning. we have some help joining us to
talk about the political action. brian stelter, host of "reliable sources." brian, we start with the health question of hillary clinton. it is not something new. it is something that trump surrogates brought up repeatedly. we heard rudy giuliani asking people to google her health. and she was on jimmy kimmel yesterday. listen. >> are you in good health? >> this is one of their themes. here, take my pulse while i'm talking to you. make sure i'm alive. >> there's nothing there. >> back in october, the national enquirer said i would be dead in six months. with every breath i take, i feel -- >> you have a new lease on life. >> i don't know why they are saying this. i think on the one hand it is
part of the wacky strategy. just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense. i don't go around questioning trump's health. as far as i can tell, he's as healthy as a horse. >> his doctor said he had the best health examination he has ever seen in a human being. >> yeah. i saw that. >> can you open this jar of pickles? this has not been tampered with. >> that has to be the best way to approach the wacky strategy. >> as long as you can open the jar of pickles. it is hard to open the jar of pickles. >> how effective do they expect this wacky strategy to be? >> it makes sense she thought through the approach. using humor to deflect and
reject, really, the unfounded whispers about her health. this has been going on for weeks. it is coming to a head with donald trump on the campaign trail frequently questioning her stamina. that is a cue to his supporter what is they believe on the internet. the unfounded lies about the secret illness. she is using humor to try to reject the claims. i think it will be widely seen this morning. i don't think the claims will go away. some trump supporters who believe this stuff want to see her medical records and detail about her health. i doubt that is forthcoming. >> she has released medical reports. he released a letter from his doctor saying he is the most fit to run for president. a claim like that. the reason this conspiracy theory gets legs is because you have to go back to 2012 in
december. she was dehydrated and had the flu and fell and had a concussion and was on blood thinners for a blood clot. her benghazi testimony was delayed and she was wearing these funky glasses. it is because she was getting over that issue. what you hear from trump supporters is she was secretly hospitalized for 30 days. she was in the hospital for three days? those kernels of truth. >> and some of the people online or right wing web sides have come up with a conspiracy idea. it does not have any evidence to support it. donald trump and hillary clinton are both relatively old for nominees. it is one thing to suggest she is secretly ill and covering
something up. there is no prove of that. i think the way she handled it on kimmel is a very logical way on a fund raising tour to address the issues. >> and the announcement of 15,000 e-mails and documents released. the clinton campaign saying they support the transparency as long as they are work related. she approached that yesterday on kimmel. let's play that now. >> i would be terrified if my e-mails were released. >> jimmy, my e-mails are so boring. >> mine are. >> i'm embarrassed about that. they are boring. we released, i don't know, 30,000 plus. what's a few more. >> at the end, you are not concerned there is something that trump is able to use against you that comes in at the last second? >> he makes up stuff to use against me. if he would stick with reality, i would not have a worry in the
world. >> have you ever sent him an e-mail? >> no. >> that would be a plot twist. >> i think i missed that opportunity. >> humor certainly works with the conspiracy theories and wacky strategy. this has been dogging her for months. she tried to i simplify and use one device. she said colin powell advised her to use private e-mail. >> there are new stories that come from the e-mail releases. new points of curiosity. she is saying her work related e-mails have been released. there is a drip, drip, drip aspect not because it is criminal, but more releases of e-mails. there is still more to come.
donald trump has a real opportunity here between now and the election to prosecute the issue. >> let's listen to what hillary clinton said last night. he was in akron laying in to her and the obama administration and hillary clinton. listen. >> hillary clinton is either too corrupt or too cowardly to meet with the families of those killed by the policies she and obama support. hillary clinton has totally forgotten the first rule of public service. the job of an elected official is to serve the citizens of the united states. that's what the job is. >> i noticed a couple things. he is a teleprompter and going after her on immigration. >> he may be focusing on clinton as a distraction from his own
questions what about is immigration. he was going to deliver a speech this week. he is not ready to discuss the details of the immigration plan. in the meantime, he can always talk about hillary clinton and that's what his al allies want to do. >> we'll get into that later on. brian stelter, thank you. >> nice to see you early this morning. we love it when you get up early. time for an early start on your money. it is eerily quiet. futures pushing higher. all three averages near record highs. the true test when janet yellen speaks at the meeting of central bankers. stock markets in europe and asia are mixed. oil is down. wells fargo fined millions for charging student loan borrowers
illegal fees. the financial bureau slapped the bank with a $3.6 million penalty. it will set aside $10 million for the fees. these are fees that happened between 2010 and 2013. the charges for borrowers hit borrowers who paid on the last day of the grace period. wells fargo is one of the biggest private student loan lenders in the country. in a few hours, president obama is heading south to survey the damage from deadly flooding in louisiana, but is this trip coming too late? we have a preview next.
morning. he has been criticized for not visiting baton rouge sooner. over 3,000 people remain in shelters in baton rouge alone. 25,000 flood insurance claims have been filed. $55 million in homeowner assistance funds have been approved. we have more from polo sandoval. >> reporter: christine and boris, these are the scenes that await president obama in southern louisiana. you are able to see piles of debris that continue to grow. residents have been gutting the homes and getting rid of any and all furniture and appliances damaged. not to mention the construction material made up the interior of their homes as well. the president's visit will be watched here. the president has been chris cited by newspapers for not cutting his vacation short to visit the flood ravaged area. the governor said it would have
taken tremendous amounts of resources to prepare for a presidential visit when rescues were happening. however, we saw a visit from candidate donald trump on the ground when he toured and he left behind donation there with material and monetary. in the meantime, hillary clinton campaign weighing in saying the former secretary of state will visit louisiana when that time comes when the campaign is no longer a hindrance for the relief efforts and rebuilding efforts. i can tell you after speaking to people here, they have high hopes the president's visit will cast a new light on the ground. people on the very long journey to recovering. >> polo, thank you. to money now. rich investors get better returns than the average joe. i'll tell you what it is when we get an early start on your money
dramatic video shows iraqi police stripping an explosive belt off the waist of a would-be child bomber. the video shows the police cutting the belt off the boy believed to be 15 years old. the arrest comes one day after the deadly suicide bombing in turkey. the bomber in turkey is believed to be between 12 and 14. north korea threatening to launch a nuclear attack after joint exercises between the u.s. and south korea. the annual drill involves 25,000 u.s. troops and among concerns
about the nuclear readiness. now the wisconsin attorney general says two body cam videos of a black man in milwaukee will not be released until the investigation is complete. 23-year-old syville smith's death led to a curfew for teenagers. the city is lifting the curfew. and a new stanford university policy bans alcohol from parties from under grads. this comes after brock turner was convicted of assaulting an unconscious woman outside the fraternity. turner blamed actions on the party culture. critics say the policy is a public relations stunt and tone-deaf response about concerns of sexual assaults on campus. a federal judge denying a request by three university of
texas professors for preliminary induction on the campus carry gun law. the ruling comes two days before classes begin at texas state universities. the new law takes effect at the beginning of the month and allows license holders to carry on campuses. florida governor rick scott pledging $5 million in additional funding to fight the spread of zika virus in miami-dade county. 35 cases are linked to two areas in south florida. wynwood neighborhood and miami beach. the governor visited miami middle school monday as students returned to class appealing for more help from washington to fight zika. ryan lochte's days as a pitchman appear to be over. four sponsors are not renewing the contracts with the swimmer. this comes after the bogus claim of being robbed at gunpoint in
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documents uncovered during her time as secretary of state. how is she responding? and president obama ready to visit baton rouge, louisiana to survey the damaged floods. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez. it is tuesday, august 23rd. we start with donald trump. he is turning up the rhetorical heat on hillary clinton calling her corrupt. edamming what he described as hes her criminality and calling for a special prosecutor to probe links with the secretary of state and the clinton foundation. in a speech last night in akron, ohio, he targeted clinton on immigration. this comes hours after his planned speech on the subject was postponed. we have cnn's