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james comey standing firm. the fbi boss thinks he made the right call on clinton's e-mail investigation. >> the clinton campaign crying foul, accusing james comey now of a blatant double standard. >> donald trump and mike pence teaming up. they will be on the same stage together today. good morning, everybody. welcome to early start, special very, very early start. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. one week to go until election day and a slew of developments in the last few hours.
fbi director james comey says he will not give an update on the new ex mails that could be related to the clinton investigation until his agents have reached a conclusion. hillary clinton maintains the investigation will amount to nothing, saying there's no case here. donald trump warns it would be a constitutional crisis for the country if clinton is elected and all of this as the "new york times" is out overnight with new reporting on donald trump's taxes and how he might have avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes by, as they put it, stretching the tax law beyond any recognition. >> we'll get to that in a moment. first, the fbi urgently moving forward with its search of newly-discovered e-mails from the laptop belonging to disgraced congressman anthony weiner. there are hundreds of thousands of e-mails on the laptop, but agents are using sophisticated software to dramatically speed up their search and isolate only those related to huma abedin.
tracking the latest developments for you. eugene the story, wow. >> despite the officer indicated oft wear being used by investigators, the fbi is not likely to finish review of the new e-mails before november 8th ee lick shon. they can get them sorted and catalogued in the next few days, but then they have to coordinate to determine what, if anything, might be classified. fbi director james comey is coming under intense fire for notifying lawmakers about the e-mail discovery so close to election day. sources tell cnn he stands by his decision and believes he did the right thing. comey's old boss disagrees. casey tells cnn he believes mu- comey never properly investigated clinton in the first place, and should not be in this predicament now. >> i know what it looks like when the fbi goes at something very hard to see if they can
make a case. they ask the justice department to use a grand jury to get evidence. they interview a subject of the investigation at the beginning, not at the end, and they doggedly pursue evidence. here none of those things was done. >> so how did these e-mails belonging to huma abedin wind up on her now estranged husband, anthony weiner's laptop? abedin has told colleagues she was taken aback when she heard the news and has no idea how they got there. her attorney released this statement. >> abedin only learned for the first time on friday from press reports of the possibility that a laptop belonging to mr. weiner could contain e-mails of hers. while the fbi has not contacted us about this, ms. abedin will continue to be, as she always has, forthcoming and cooperative. >> a lot going on overnight. comey standing by his guns. obviously what is interesting
now is the idea we may not hear anything at all before election day. >> interesting also in that statement from huma abedin that she had not been contacted by the fbi yet until she heard about it from press reports. thank you so much. >> and not on the campaign trail. >> we saw that. >> traveling with hillary clinton. >> we will talk to you. >> the clinton campaign is accusing james comey of a blatant double standard. robby mook jumped on reporting that last month comey opposed naming russia as the so-called state hacker hacking democratic officials, arguing it was too close to election day. >> it is impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard. that director comey would show more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving the democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw-dropping. >> we should note cnn does not have the same reporting on comey
and russia. the fbi has declined to comment. >> on the campaign trail hillary clinton says flat out there's no case here. in ohio clinton invited investigators to go ahead, dig into her e-mails and they would find nothing. joe johns has the latest from cincinnati. >> john and kristine, hillary clinton kicking off the final full week of campaigning right here in battleground ohio, trying to use some of the anxiety surrounding the latest controversy to get out the vote. at kent state, making the case there is no fbi case on the latest e-mails that were discovered, and here in cincinnati calling on the fbi to take a look at the new e-mails but predicting they won't find anything. >> you know, there's this new e-mail story about, you know, why in the world the fbi would decide no jump into an election without evidence of any wrong doing with just days to go, that's a really good question. but i want you to know, look, i've said repeatedly, you know,
i made a mistake. i'm not making any excuses, but i will tell you this, if they want to look at some more e-mails of one of my staffers, by all means go ahead, look at them. and i know they will reach the same conclusion they reached when they looked at my e-mails last year, right? it wasn't even a close call, and i think most people have moved on. they're looking and focused on, okay, who is going to be the next president and commander-in-chief. >> traveling in ohio, hillary clinton was not accompanied by her long-time aide huma abedin. instead accompanied by capricious marshall who served as chief of protocol while she worked at the state department. three stops today for hillary clinton, all in the state of florida. john and kristine, back to you. >> all right. joe johns, thanks so much.
they will be on stage with senators, house members and dr. ben carson. they're going to highlight what the trump campaign calls the disastrous increases in obamacare premiums and pitch donald trump's call to repeal and replace the affordable care act. you can bet donald trump will also bring up the issue about hillary clinton and the fbi and the e-mails. he's been doing that on the trail all the time. cnn's sarah murray with the latest from michigan. >> reporter: good morning, john and kristine. well, donald trump kicked off his week by spending the day trying to convince the american voters that the fbi was sure to find the worst in hillary clinton's e-mails and warning if they elect she will be embroiled in scandal for years to come. >> we will be facing the very possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions -- and this is so true -- deleterious consequences should secretary clinton win this election. in other words, we're going to be tied up in court for the rest
of our lives with this deal. she's not going to win the election, but i'm just saying. >> reporter: now, even though fbi director james comey has said it is too early to say whether anything significant will come out of these e-mails which came from a computer shared by huma abedin, a clinton aide, and her husband anthony weiner, that certainly hasn't stopped donald trump from seizing on it on the campaign trail. it has given his campaign new hope they may be able to compete in blue states that once seemed out of their reach. he said monday barn storming in michigan and on tuesday day he is hitting up pennsylvania and wisconsin. back to you guys. >> thank you, sara. the trump campaign distancing itself from a self-described white national supporter who paid for robo calls in utah smearing a third party candidate. the calls to nearly 2,000 homes slammed aechb mcmillan, who is doing a job of turning utah into
a battleground state. >> my name is william johnson. i am a farmer and a white nationalist. i make this call against evan mcmullin and in support of donald trump. he has two mommies. his mother is a less bean married to another woman. he is okay with that. indeed, he supports the supreme court ruling legalizing guy marriage. >> the calls claim without evidence that mcmullin himself is a closet guy man because he is single and in his 40s. the trump campaign swiftly condemned the robo calls saying they had no connection to it. >> senator richard burr is apologizing for suggesting gun owners may want to put a bulls eye on hillary clinton. the north carolina republican made the comment in private over the weekend. cnn broke this story. in a recording obtained by cnn you can hear burr talking about a visit he made to a gun shop the day before. >> i walked into a gun shop, i think yesterday in
objectionford, and there was a copy of rifleman on the counter. it's got a picture of hillary clinton on the front of it. i was a little bit shocked at that. didn't have a bulls eye on it, but -- >> the campaign, which is a pro gun control group that supports hillary clinton is calling on senator burr to step down. senator burr says the comment he made was inappropriate. the clinton campaign has not commented. also on this tape that our reporter obtained, richard burr says if hillary clinton wins he will fight to keep only eight members on the supreme court. he will work he said for the next four years not to fill the vacancy. >> new details on the aggressive tax strategy donald trump may have used to avoid paying taxes on nearly a billion dollars of income in the late 1990s. the "new york times" says it has documents suggesting that trump used losses from his atlantic city casinos to offset taxes and other business income, at the
same time his creditors forgave much of his debt on bankrupt properties. here is an example the times gives us to show how it works. suppose trump has a $100 million loan. his property goes bankrupt and he can only pay back 60 million. his creditors are forced to forgive 40 million, which normally be treated as income. for given debt is treated as income and therefore taxed. the move the times claims trump made was converting 40 million into equity in his own real estate partnerships and dodging a tax bill. this tactic is illegal now. it is unclear whether he used it improperly or was investigated by the irs for this. the times quotes john buckley saying, quote, he deducted somebody else's losses. he is double dipping big time, end quote. buckley tells the times since the bondholders were likely declaring losses for tax purposes, trump shouldn't be able to as well. to be clear, it is impossible to
confirm if trump actually used this tactic because he refuses to release his tax returns. trump's spokesperson tells the times their story is all speculation and they're misunderstanding or misreading tax laws. takes good read in the "new york times" about how donald trump used other people's money, opm as he has said and people in the business say, and then took other people's debt, converted it to equity and was able to dodge a lot of taxes. >> double dipping is the phrased there and it is stuff illegal now, stocks for debt, partnerships for debt. ohio governor john kasich has already cast his ballot for president, and he voted for a republican nominee. just not the one who's on the ballot right now. plus, donald trump's running mate in the dark. find out what he did when the lights went out. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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overnight james comey indicates he is standing firm. the fbi boss thinks he made the right call on hillary clinton's e-mail situation. >> but clinton campaign doesn't. it is accusing comey of a blatant double standard. donald trump and mike pence together on the trail today. they go to pennsylvania with a message. welcome back to "early start" i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. the breaking news, one week to go until election day and a slew of developments in the last hour. fbi director james comey says he will not give an update. he will not give any update on the new e-mails that could be related to the clinton investigation until his agents have reached a conclusion. hillary clinton maintains the investigation will amount to nothing, saying there is no case here. donald trump warns it could become a constitutional crisis for the country if clinton is
elected. >> want to start with the e-mail. at this moment the fbi says it is urgently searching the newly discovered e-mail also belonging to the laptop of disgraced former congressman anthony weiner. we are joined by cnn politics reporter eugene. what is he saying? >> he is saying he is not going to update citizens and voters and the rest of the people paying close attention to this situation until the investigation is complete. he's been under a lot of criticism, and i think he wants to keep it from continuing. >> what are agents doing at this point? >> okay. they're going through all of the e-mails with the special equipment that's pretty comparable to some equipment they have out in quantico, and they're trying to isolate the e-mails first. then they're going to look through the e-mails that belong to someone on the clinton campaign, huma, and to see if any of that information was classified. i think perhaps, most importantly, they want to see if she knew that it was classified. >> the issue is that the e-mail
program may go through it quickly, but once they identify e-mails that may be classified, if there are any, then humans have to get involved and figure out if they can be released, how classified are they, what's the situation there. so that's something they will have to look into. huma abedin, we did not see her on the campaign trail yesterday. >> we did not. >> she was notably not with hillary clinton. what is she doing and saying? >> well, she has been off the trail, as you mentioned, since this began, since it broke. but we have a statement from her attorney. her lawyers are saying abedin only learned for the first time on friday from press reports of the possibility that a laptop belonging to mr. weiner could contain e-mail also of hers. while the fbi has not contacted us about this, ms. abedin will continue to be as she always has been forthcoming and cooperative. >> that is stunning. >> fbi has not contacted us, interesting. >> that is so interesting. >> and to learn it all from the press, think that's interesting as well. >> it goes to show it was anthony weiner's laptop, they got it through the weiner investigation, and it wasn't -- >> completely unrelated, sordid
and unrelated investigation. >> very unrelated. >> all right. eugene scott, appreciate it. >> the clinton campaign is accusing james comey of blatant double standing. robby mook jumped on reportng cnbc last night that -- warning it was too close to election day. >> it is impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard. that director comey would show more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving the democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw-dropping. >> we should note here, cnn, we at cnn do not have the same reporting on comey and russia. the fbi has declined to comment. >> all right. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton says there's flatout no case here. she said that on the stump in ohio. hillary clinton inviting
investigators to go ahead and dig into huma abedin's e-mails. she says they'll find nothing. cnn's joe johns with the latest from cincinnati. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton kicking off the final full week of campaigning right here in battleground ohio, trying to use some of the anxiety surrounding the latest controversy to get out the vote. at kent state, making the case there is no fbi case on the latest e-mails that were discovered, and here in cincinnati calling on the fbi to take a look at the new e-mails but predicting they won't find anything. >> you know, there's this new e-mail story about, you know, why in the world the fbi would decide to jump into an election without evidence of any wrong doing, with just days to go. that's a really good question. but i want you to know, look, i've said repeatedly, you know, i made a mistake. i'm not making any excuses, but
i will tell you this. if they want to look at some more e-mails of one of my staffers, by all means go ahead, look at them. and i know they will reach the same conclusion they reached when they looked at my e-mails last year, right? it wasn't even a close call. and i think most people have moved on, they're looking and focused on, okay, who is going to be the next president and commander-in-chief. >> reporter: traveling in ohio, hillary clinton was not accompanied by her long-time aide huma abedin, instead accompanied by capricious mafrm who served as chief of protocol while she worked at the state department. three stops for clinton, all in florida. >> john johns in cincinnati. this morning trump and pence go to talk about obamacare. they will be on the stage with senators and dr. ben carson,
highlighting what the trump campaign calls disastrous increases in premiums, and they will pitch trump's call to replace and repeal the affordable care act. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. well, donald trump kicked off his week by spending the day trying to convince the american voters that the fbi was sure to find the worst in hillary clinton's e-mails, and warning them that if they elect her she will be embroiled in scandal for years to come. >> we will be facing the very possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and, you know, this is so true, deleterious consequences should secretary clinton win this election. in other words we're going to be tied up in court for the rest of our lives with this deal. she's not going to win the election, but i'm just saying. >> reporter: now, even though fbi director james comey has said it is too early to say
whether anything significant will come out of these e-mails which came from a computer that was shared by huma abedin, a clinton aide, and her husband anthony weiner, that certainly hasn't stopped dtd from seizing on it on the campaign trail. it has given his campaign new hope they may be able to compete in blue states that once seemed out of their reach. he spent monday barn storming in michigan and on tuesday he is hitting up pennsylvania and wisconsin. back to you guys. >> interesting, whether or not they have hope of flipping the blue states, he simply has to flip blue states if donald trump is going to win. it may be out of necessity rather than hope. the trump campaign is distancing it itself from a self-described white national supporter who paid for robo calls in utah, going after a third party candidate. the calls to nearly 200,000 homes, they attack evan mcmullin, an independent doing well up there, perhaps to turn utah into a battleground state. the calls focus on mcmullin's support for guy marriage. >> my name is william johnson.
i'm p i'm a farmer and white nationalist. i make this call against evan mcmullin and in support of donald trump. evan mcmullin is an open borders, amnesty supporter. evan has two mommies. his mother is a lesbian married to another woman. evan is okay with that. indeed, evan supports the supreme court ruling legalizing guy marriage. >> this call also claims evidence that he is a closet guy man because he is single and in his 40s. the trump campaign condemns the call saying they have no connection to it. >> senator richard burr is apologizing for suggesting may want to pull a bullseye on hillary clinton. in a recording of the comment obtained by cnn, you can hear him talking about a visit he made to a gunshot the day before. >> make me feel any better than, i walked into a gun shop i think yesterday in oxford and there was a copy of "rifleman" on the
counter. >> oh, yeah. >> it has a picture of hillary clinton on the front of it. i was a little shocked at that, didn't have a bullseye on it. >> the brady campaign a pro gun control group that supports hillary clinton is calling on senator burr to step down. burr says the comment he made was inappropriate. the clinton campaign has not commented. open enrollment for obamacare starts today. premiums up an average of 22%, costs widely depending on age, location and level of coverage. here is what people across the country pa img. these for a 27-year-old enrollee. the cheapest premiums in new hampshire, $217 per month. a little change from last year. they're much bigger increases in the middle of the scale like arizona. you can see that. up to $422. a 27-year-old there will pay more than $420 a month. highest are in alaska, $760 a month. the government says 85% of enrollees will get subsidies, and three-quarters won't pay
more than $100 a month. that's based on income levels, depending on how many people are in the household. for a single policyholder is 47,524. for a family of four, more than 92 grand. if you are enrolling in obamacare, it is crucial that you shop around this year because there are some changes. shop around for your level of coverage. we've been hearing a lot about people who are really getting hit by some of the premium increases, but the obamacare exchange officials point out that the vast majority, 85%, will pay less than or around $100 a month for their premiums. >> because they'll get subsidies and when it is said and done less than 100. >> that's right. >> seven days remain in this race. both candidates out on the campaign trail. we're going to talk about the breaking developments overnight. that's next.
one week, seven days, half a fortnight. i suppose you could say that. >> it is not really half a fortnight. >> you're right, no one would say it. it is the penultimate tuesday in this election season. >> you're going to say that. >> it is the last one. bringing in syndicated radio talk show host who is sitting here waiting to answer questions. >> enultimate, huh? >> what's wrong with you. >> no one uses that word anymore. >> we're putting it back in, making it happen. >> we're making grammar great again. >> i think we have seen the clinton campaign trying to do anything to turn the story around, to have something else out there besides the fbi looking into huma abedin's e-mails. you heard campaign manager robby mook in his conference call last night, all of a sudden talking about donald trump and the russians. let's listen quickly to that.
>> it is impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard. that director comey would show more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving the democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw-dropping. >> this has to do with the cnbc report that says comey stepped in and said i don't want to go public with the fact the fbi is saying russians are involved with democratic e-mail hacking. you can see what they're trying to do here. >> it didn't sound like a casual phone call, did it? >> no. >> as long as people are talking about the server in the basement, it is bad for hillary clinton. the more they're talking about james comey violated protocols and whatever the russians are doing with people who know trump, the better it is for hillary, right? so the strategy has been clear from the beginning. i think it is kind of halfway working. >> so you do think they're
muddying the waters a little bit here? >> muddy. it certainly hasn't taken the story entirely away from hillary and her e-mails. but you know what? what if it takes it 40% or 30% away? that's at least a partial victory in a difficult week. >> and donald trump on the campaign trail in michigan thank ink huma abedin, hillary clinton for this gift on the campaign trail. listen. >> thank you, huma. thank you, huma. do you think right now that hillary clinton is happy with the services of huma? i don't think so. i don't think she likes huma. and i never thought we would be saying thank you to anthony weiner. never. thank you, anthony. i never liked you, anthony. i never liked you, but thank you very much. >> i think trump even more than a year ago said anthony weiner was a threat to national security. he's been able to go back and say, i told you so about anthony
weiner. >> did you hear the four humas in there? >> yeah, what was that about. >> that foreign sounding name, you know. don't think it was an accident. >> we knew donald trump -- we'll talk about his tax problems in a minutes. we knew hillary clinton had an e-mail, do either of the story lines change what people think about their candidate? >> it is impossible for me to believe a trump voter will jump to clinton, or clintoner will jump to trump. it probably effects motivation or frustration. >> talk about the taxes a little bit because the "new york times" has this piece sort of really laying out. they looked at some casino records and also the record that they were given for donald trump's taxes, and they found this elaborate stretching tax law to the brink, as they say, finding this elaborate strategy of taking forgiven debt which is income, instead of taxing as income doing this complicated swap for equity so donald trump
can take other people's debt and losses and write it off for years on his income. >> that's right. >> does it change things for him? >> change things dramatically, no. i think it is interesting even the trump lawyers were advising donald, you know, the irs probably will not go with this. >> as the "new york times" was reporting. >> if we're audited a pretty high chance they'll disallow this. no, i think your first point is correct, is the people affected by e-mail have been affect. the people affected by trump tax strategies, you know what, they're not on the trump bandwagon anyway. >> there's a school of thought out there the shear number of things that have come up about donald trump over the last year, the incremental rate of return on each new thing is very, very small here. so had there been no other stories than a story about donald trump stretching the tax law might have been a big deal. but because there are 15 other things that have been discussed about his taxes, whether it be the nine billion -- you know, 900, you know, million dollars he wrote off, whether it be the charities he may not be giving to, this just seems like one
more little thing. >> john, that's a really good point. also, don't forget, it plays into the trump narrative, which is that the media is beating up on him, just relentlily pounding on this poor man. so, yeah, i think at this point the political impact of any of that stuff on either side is probably mostly past. there's got to be a real big one at this point to shake things. >> making the most of this penultimate tuesday. >> there we go. >> thank you very much. >> under fire for his support of the nominee, but now peter teal speaking out. we will tell why he says donald trump will make america normal again, next. why do protein drinks taste chalky? then get worse? introducing protein shots from 5-hour energy. protein shots from 5-hour energy are smooth and tasty, and still deliver 21 grams of protein with 100 calories. they're great for workouts. so great that if you don't get up to fifteen percent more reps, more laps, more distance, we'll give you your money back
this happened after they challenged 4500 registrations that was unreturnable. they say it violates the voter act. they can challenge the eligibility up to 25 days before the election. the board is not responsible since the challenge is brought by individuals. the supreme court challenged the ohio democrats. party leaders with the voters who filled in five fields of information on the ballots. controversy brewing in the wisconsin senate race. rust finegold returns campaign contributions from the boston law firm whose bonuses were tied to political donations. >> if there is any question at
all about contributions, i don't want anything to do with it. we took action to make sure there was no question. >> a spokesperson for ron johnson is slamming finegold saying he was happy to rake in illegal operations from the law firm without asking questions until he was caught. let's get a check on money stream. shares are rising out of china that came in the highest level in two years. futures pointing higher. oil rising. october was a rough month for average investors. data from openfolio shows investors lost data. political uncertainty and corporate earnings put investors on edge. as for those who made money in october, they were three times
more likely to own netflix. peter thiel, donald trump's backer in silicon valley. the billionaire made headlines at the republican national convention. last month, he pledged to donate more than $1 million to the campaign. thiel has been criticized for supporting trump, but others say different opinions are important. yesterday, he said trump's agenda makes him the right choice. >> just as much as it is about making america great, trump's agenda is about making america a normal country. a normal country doesn't have $500 trillion deficit. it doesn't fight five undeclared wars. in a normal country, the government actually does its job. >> thiel distanced himself from trump remarks about women.
from peter thiel, an empassioned support. when you look at politics, he has the contrary in play and politics. "early start" continues right now. >> overnight, james comey indicates he is standing firm. he thinks he made the right call into the e-mails. the hillary clinton campaign crying foul of a blatent double standard. good morning. welcome to this special "early early edition of early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east.
one week to go until election day. in last few hours, james comey says he will not give any update on the new e-mails that could be related to the clinton investigation until his agents have reached a conclusion. hillary clinton maintains the investigation will amount to nothing. she says there is no case here. donald trump says it could be a constitutional crisis if hillary clinton is elected. this after trump on his taxes. and he avoid the taxes by stretching the tax law beyond recognition. let's start with the e-mail investigation. the fbi is urgently searching the laptop from former congress member anthony weiner. we are joined by eugene scott tracking the latest for us. overnig overnight, we got the indication from