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revealing responses from donald trump and hillary clinton on the same stage for the first time. not exactly at the same time, though. trump with harsh words for u.s. generals. kind words for vladimir putin and standing by a controversial tweet about women. and hillary clinton standing up for her e-mails and now how to handle them with the state department. we will soon find out what
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president obama thinks. we will bring that to you live. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. on the east coast. breaking news. hillary clinton and donald trump giving surprising answers on national security to surprising questions and non-questions at a national security forum in new york. trump defended a tweet about women in the military and defended vladimir putin and issued new claims about information and impressions from inside his national security briefing. hillary clinton faced tough questions about e-mails and foreign policy choices. >> do you know more about isis than they do? >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> i think that the decision to go to war in iraq was a mistake.
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we must learn what led us down that path so it never happens again. i'm asking to be judged on the totality of my record. >> when referring to a comment about putin made of you, i think he called you a brilliant leader. >> when he calls me brilliant, i'll take that compliment. the man has very strong control of the country. it is a different system and i happen to not like the system. under that system, he is a good leader. >> were some e-mails by you about our drone program, a covert drone program? >> yes. every part of our government had to deal with questions and the secretary of state's office was first and foremost. there are ways of talking about the drone program. >> cnn's brianna keilar following that story for us. she has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine.
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much of clinton's forum centered around her secretary of state e-mail practice. she parsed her words that she did not endanger national security because there were no e-mails with classified headers. the type of e-mails on the classified system or unclassified system. very different thing, though, than sending classified content, even without a header. >> you know and i know classified early is designated. it is marked. there is a header so there is no dispute at all that what is being communicated to or from someone who has that access is marked classified. and what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our
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government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement, secret or top secret or confidential. i communicated on classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> it was a surprising approach considering clinton herself said recently that when she tries to explain herself, it sounds like she's making excuses. and then a moment with donald trump who is struggling with women in polls when he doubled down on this tweet. >> in 2013 on this subject, you tweeted this, quote, 26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military. only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? unquote. >> there are many people who think that is correct. we need to have strength. >> it should be expected and the
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only way to fix it is to take women out of the military? >> since then it has gotten worse. not to kick them out. something has to happen. part of the problem right now is nobody gets prosecuted. you have reported and the gentlemen can tell you. you have the report of rape and nobody gets prosecuted. there are no consequences. >> reporter: trump claimed he did not support the iraq war. he actually did support it. then later he spoke out publicly at a time when people had been initially in support of the war actually changed their minds. >> thank you, brianna keilar. this started burning up twitter all night. reince priebus tweeted hillary clinton was angry and defensive the entire time. no smile. and uncomfortable that she was
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caught wrongly sending our secrets. moderator matt lauer faced criticism. some calling his performance weak. specifically he was criticized for not fact checking that he was always against the iraq war. in 2002, he supported the invasion. last night, he said he always opposed it and lauer did not correct him. a major world figure will respond to all this in a few minutes. president obama with a news conference in laos. he is finishing up the summit there. what does he think? let's bring in white house correspondent in laos. michelle kosinski. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: we have not heard from him yet except to talk about the last day of the farewell tour to asia. talk about building relationships here. you know when he gets before this press conference in a half
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hour, he will be asked about what's going on in the united states. namely the statements that were made last night. when he is on these trips, you never know how much he will get into it. there are times he has gone off on the rants as he called one of them in canada on donald trump. at times, he said i have pretty much said what i was going to say. i will let the american people decide. because this relates to national security issues, i think he will weigh in. i think it could be interesting based on what questions are asked. i think it will be about his interactions with president rodrigo duterte. these two leaders were in the same space. the white house says that they had a brief discussion and
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exchanged pleasantries. that is as far as what happened. i think he will be asked about that. i think the president talked about the tribunal ruling in july that china has no claim to islands disputed with the philippines. that is a huge source of tension in the region. the u.s. has been kind of in the middle of it. today, president obama properbr that up. i think he will be asked about how you manage that relationship between china and the other countries here that the u.s. aligned with. that are having these disputes. back to you. >> michelle kosinski for us in laos. again, president obama set to answer questions for the press in just a few minutes. we are expecting him to face questions about the forum. to money now. a record number of open jobs in the u.s. a record number of job openings. employers not find the right
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workers. how many? 5.9 million in july. the other figure showing the improvement for job seekers. there is one open job for every 1.3 unemployed people. the fewest since 2001. this shows strength of the jobs market. the job openings come from skilled positions and business services. 166,000. some require years of experience. durable goods up 27,000 in july. higher paying jobs which require technical training. the biggest decrease in jobs health care and social assistance. jobs there include a lot of low-wage positions. there are good jobs open out there. millions of them, but workers need to have experience and skills to get them. it is a specific match and it is not happening in the labor market. economists look at the numbers and it is a mystery. a riddle. >> it is interesting.
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new support for hillary clinton's story that she got detailed advice from former secretary of state colin powell. the exchange took place shortly after clinton became the nation's top diplomat. the e-mails show he got nonsense about bringing his devices into secure areas. we get more on the story from elise labott. >> reporter: john and christine, two days after being sworn in as secretary of state, hillary clinton and her predecessor,
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colin powell, exchanged e-mails. clinton asked powell what were the restrictions of the use of your blackberry. did you use it in your personal office? he didn't have a blackberry. he used a personal computer hooked up to a private phone line. so i could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the state servers. i used it for the foreign leaders and on state department serves. he used it on the road and hotels. powell warned quote there is a real danger that if it is public, if you have a blackberry and it is government and you're using it, government or not, it may become an official record and subject to the law. the e-mail exchange was released saying powell advised secretary clinton with a detailed
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blueprint on how to skirt security rules to preserve federal records. he said clinton did not rely on powell's advice, but she cited powell's advice. powell has been up front about the e-mail account. he wrote about it in his book. he acknowledged sending clinton about it. he hasn't responded to the release of the latest exchange. in the last few weeks, he released frustration that she was trying to pin her e-mail troubles on him. john and christine, i'm not sure congress member cummings did clinton any favors. thank you. james comey is defending the investigation of the e-mails and decision to release documents on the friday before the labor day holiday. comey says the decision was not a close call. a memo to fbi employees, comey
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writes, this is not a cliff hanger despite the chest beating. there was not a prosecutable case. he says we don't play games. we are processing more material. we will release more as they are ready. no matter the day of the week. what is interesting is the language and he released the memo to employees. it shows he is angry or frustrated with the second and third or fourth guessing. >> fifth or sixth. 17 minutes after the hour. a lot of rhetoric of the global security at the commander in chief forum. how about the positions received around the world? a live report next.
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donald trump and hillary clinton not quite face-to-face, but appearing on the same stage last night in the presidential forum. hillary clinton vowed she has learned from her past mistakes insisting she offers the nation rock steadiness. donald trump offered new praise for vladimir putin will intentionally vague on his anti-isis strategy. how is this all received overseas? let's bring in senior correspondent ben wedeman in rome. other countries and leaders don't get to vote in our election. what are they saying right now? >> reporter: i think with the world leaders and global audience will be a bit taken aback by the things they heard from both candidates. certainly mr. trump's assertion
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that the united states should have kept iraq's oil is probably going to be the source of some concern among many people because this really harkens back to the golden age of european imperialism. the fact of the matter is if the united states had kept a certain group behind us, mr. trump said, to keep the oil, to exploit the oil, that would have caused a backlash that would have been far more broad and violent than what were seeing from isis which at the end of the day is several how disaffected extremists. you would have the entire region up in arms. it is important to keep in mind iraq's oil is in the south which is shi'a and the north is kurdish. if you put those two areas together, there are fewer isis
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sympathizers in them. mrs. clinton's assertion that there are no u.s. ground troops in iraq and syria would be met with a little confusion for many observers since the united states has around 5,000 troops in iraq. several hundred special forces in syria. of course, they are called advisers, not troops, but i've seen them. they are men and women in uniform with weapons close to the front lines in iraq. there have been battle field fatalities in iraq and syria. certainly both candidates are pushing a line that seems from the outside don't make a lot of sense. john. >> ben wedeman for us in rome. watching the race here in the united states. thanks so much, ben.
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still no comment from russian officials after one of the fighter jets came within ten feet of a u.s. navy plane over the black sea. the pentagon is calling the incident an unsafe, close range i intercept. the plane was conducting routine exercises when it was buzzed. they were warning the russians not to unnecessarily escalate tensions. secretary of state john kerry and russian counterpart sergei lavrov are set to meet again in two days to discuss fighting isis. this meeting comes as fresh government air strikes hit the rebel held areas in aleppo. residents their claim chlorine gas was used to kill more than 100 people this week. donald trump and hillary clinton face tough questions on
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national security and faced non-questions about some of their answers. what did donald trump say about women in the military that has a lot of people raising their eyebrows this morning? that's next.
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i'm christine romans. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> surprising answers on national security at the commander in chief forum in new york city. donald trump offered compliments for vladimir putin and he talked about the national security briefings. hillary clinton faced tough questions about e-mails and foreign policy choices. >> more about isis than they do? >> i think under the leadership of obama and clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> i think the decision to go to war in iraq was a mistake. we must learn what led us down that path so that it never happens again. i'm asking to be judged on the
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totality of my record. >> when referring to a comment that putin made about you, i think he called you a brilliant leader. >> when he calls me brilliant, i will take the compliment. he has a strong control over the country. i don't happen to like the system, but in the system, he is a good leader. >> were some of the e-mails sent or received by you referring to the drone program, covert drone program? >> yes. every part of our government had to deal with questions and the secretary of state's office was first and foremost. there are ways of talking about the drone program. >> cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. she has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. much of clinton's part of the forum centered around her e-mail practice while secretary of state. she really parsed her words to
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make the case she did not endanger national security with a private server because there were not e-mails with classified headers transmitted. the types of e-mails on the system versus the unclassified system. the one she used on a private server. >> you know and i know classified material is designated. it is marked. there is a header so that there is no dispute at all that what is being communicated to or from someone who has that access is marked classified. and what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement top secret, secret or
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confidential. i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> reporter: it was a surprising approach considering clinton said recently when she tries to explain herself, it sounds like she making excuses for herself. then a moment with donald trump who struggled in the polls with women when he doubled down on this tweet. >> in 2013, on this subject, you tweeted this, quote 26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military. only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? unquote. >> it is a correct tweet. there are many people who think that is correct. we need to have strength. >> it should be expected and the only way to fix it is to take women out of the military? >> since then it has gotten worse. not to kick them out.
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something has to happen. part of the problem is nobody gets prosecuted. you have reported and the gentlemen can tell you. you have the report of rape and nobody gets prosecuted. >> reporter: trump claimed he did not support the iraq war which is untrue. when the nation did go to war, he did support. it was only later he spoke out against it at the time when many people who had been in support of the iraq war changed their minds. >> thank you, brianna. this was burning up twitter. reince priebus tweeted hillary clinton was angry and defensive the entire time. no smile and uncomfortable. upset she was caught wrongly sending our secrets. the clinton campaign lashing back. that is what taking the office of president seriously looks like. and matt lauer faced sharp
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criticism. some calling his performance weak and embarrassment. specifically lauer was criticized for not fact checking that trump always opposed the iraq war. major world figure will get a chance to respond to all this in just a few minutes. president obama will hold a news conference in laos. he is finishing up the summit there. what did he make of the candidates looking to replace him and what they said last night? let's bring in white house correspondent michelle kosinski. >> reporter: this is the president's last day in asia. we will look for the interaction with president duerte. the white house canceled the
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meeting they were supposed to have. then this morning, the president reaffirmed the tribunal over the no claim over the disputed islands here. this is the source of tension in the region and the office is in the middle of it. you know a big part of the press conference is going to be what's going on back home with the statements. especially since last night they touched on the military and the fight against isis and national security. i feel the president will want to weigh in at least to some extent. especially since he has been able to be on the campaign trail. we are going to be hearing from him more in the next couple of weeks. especially in october. the white house says he is eager to get on the trail and pick up the pace once we get back from this trip. john. >> michelle kosinski for us. we are waiting to hear from the president. you are looking at live pictures
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new support this morning for hillary clinton's story that she got detailed advice from former secretary of state colin powell.
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e-mail exchange shows he told her how to keep certain e-mails from going through state department servers. this became shortly after she became secretary of state. the warning claims he got nonsense of bringing device in secure areas. let's get more from cnn's elise labott. >> reporter: john and christine, two days after being sworn in as secretary of state, hillary clinton and her predecessor colin powell exchanged e-mails about exchanging e-mails outside servers. clinton asked powell what were the restrictions of the use of your blackberry. did you use it in your personal office. he did not have a blackberry. he had a personal computer hooked up to a private phone line so i could communicate with the wide range of friends directly without it going through the state department servers. i even used it to do business with foreign leaders and senior
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folks in the department on their personal e-mail. he used it on the road in hotels. powell warned a real danger if it is public and you have a blackberry and it is government and you are using it, government or not, to do business, it may become official report and subject to the law. democratic congress member cummings released that e-mail change on how to skirt security rules to preserve federal records. he said clinton did not rely on powell's advice, but clinton has cited powell's advice to justify her use of the private e-mail server. powell has been up front of the private e-mail account. he wrote about it in his book. he acknowledged sending clinton a memo. he has not responded to the release of the latest exchange.
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he has spoken out about her trying to pin her e-mail troubles on him. i'm not sure how representative cummings did help hillary clinton. the decision to release the documents on the friday before the labor day holiday. james comey says the decision not to bring charges against clinton not a close call. it is not a cliff hanger despite all the chest beating by people know no longer in government. we are continuing to process more material and release batches of materials as they are ready no matter the day of the week. >> this guy doesn't like being questioned. james clapper is addressing
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the security about the up coming election. he said any change in administration is a volatile time and his message to americans is not to worry. >> i know a lot of people have been feeling uncertainty about what will happen with the presidential transition. been a lot of catastrophizing. i'm here with a message. >> he can use whatever term he wants. clapper says whoever is president will face the most diverse global threats he has ever seen. we will get an early start on your money next. and we are awaiting president obama's news conference. he will walk up on the stage shortly and take questions. he is on an overseas trip to laos. he is expected to respond to the latest round of comments and
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accusations and questions and answers in the latest u.s. presidential race. stick around.
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all right. we are awaiting on president obama. he will hold a news conference any minute. he is traveling overseas. he is finishing up the systemumn laos. we expect he will be asked about the u.s. presidential race. there was a national security forum here last night in new york. a lot was said by both candidates. we expect the president will be asked about that. we will bring you the news conference when it happens. the other headlines about hillary clinton's e-mail and controversy surrounding that. the state department released the exchange that it was colin
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powell she use a non state server. it was an e-mail from james comey saying the decision was not a close call to not prosecute her. let's discuss this issue here in new york on the set by cnn political reporter eugene scott. eugene, great to have you here with us. i want to do a dramatic reading from the colin powell e-mail to hillary clinton. she was two days in office. ds diplomatic security would not allow them into spaces. when asked why not, they gave me nonsense how they can give out signals and read by spies. they never satisfied me and nsa and cia would not back off. we went about our business and just stopped asking. the importance is we went about our business and stopped asking.
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in colin powell's case meant using an aol account and sending e-mails to foreign leaders. >> this was released in part because representative cummings who has been a supporter of hillary clinton for a while wants to share that she did not do anything wrong or unusual. she was following the advice of someone who has done this before. >> what it tells me is it was the wild west. we heard people talk about before going into the doors at the state department and not being able to communicate. hillary clinton complained about that. colin powell is complaining about that. where was the training and protoc protocol? what we are seeing is lack of protocol with new technology or is that dismissing the severity of what happened? >> i think that is the case and
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we have to remember how early all of this was. what was happening during this time. we didn't know then what we know now in terms of security and technology and people were very much trying to navigate that. >> colin powell said he did not use a blackberry. he used a pda. he used a palm pilot. >> the hand spring? >> i can't remember. i got nostalgic. there are differences between colin powell and what hillary clinton did. powell used an aol account. she used a server in chappaqua. another difference is there hasn't been as much focus from congress on trying to get a record of colin powell e-mails with other countries and the democrats saying including the lead-up to the iraq war. >> that was a point that
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representative cummings made. if that was a concern, we would had records from colin powell. >> let's talk about the chest beating statement from james comey. defending the timing and release from the fbi interviews with hillary clinton. defending that as transparency. saying he had been going to these fbi field offices and talking to former accounts. there is no cliff hanger for prosecuting hillary clinton. is he putting this to rest? >> it doesn't seem like it. he made it clear there is more information released soon. i think the likelihood of that being released on a friday again is probably low given the criticism the department has received from this last dump. however, he made it very clear that there were no reasons that were questionable behind the last dump. he wanted to make the
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information available as soon as possible. >> it is clear. a lot of former intelligence officials asks questions. there are current ones, too. the director sent this memo to people who may be asking questions when he travels to field offices. eugene, thank you. talk to you in a bit. we are waiting for the president to speak. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures higher. nasdaq with record high. dow and s&p are one rally away from a record high. big gain for oil. up 2%. part of the nasdaq rally is for facebook hitting a high. up 25% this year. the day before, amazon hit a record high. up 16% this year. google's parent company alphabet
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about this, from colin powell about how to handle this at the state department. all of this as we wait to hear from president obama. a live news conference in laos. any second from now. how will he respond to the latest back and forth in the u.s. presidential election? we will know and bring it to you live. it is exactly 5:00 in the east. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is great to see you. thursday, september 8th. 5:00 in the east. breaking overnight. hillary clinton and donald trump gave surprising answers on national security to surprising questions and non-questions at the national security forum here in new york. donald trump offered new compliments for vladimir putin. he issued new claims about information and impressions that he got from inside his national security briefings he just started getting. hillary clinton faced tough questions about e-mails and

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