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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 james comey about how he
feels about the controversy. >> an aide said he is standing firm. he will not update anyone on anything until after the investigation is complete. he has gotten so much criticism. >> what are the agents doing? >> they are sifting through the e-mails with the search engine comparable to what the fbi has at quantico. they are searching those e-mails they feel are relevant. they want to know if those are classified or if the sender or receiver knew. >> you need humans involved to see if it is classified. >> you have to go back to the agencies and see how it was classified. >> people muck things up. huma abedin. not on the campaign trail yesterday. what is she doing? >> as we mentioned, she has not been out in public since this
became public to all of us. we have a statement from her lawyers. her lawyers are saying huma abedin learned for the first time on friday from press reports that a laptop belonging to mr. weiner could contain e-mails. she will be forthcoming and cooperative. >> they have not contacted her. she found out from press reports. >> hillary clinton, when she looked at this election and thought who would be here with her in the final days, i doubt they would think huma abedin would not be there. eugene scott, thank you. the clinton campaign is accusing james comey of a double standard. robby mook jumped on the cnbc reporting that last month comey opposed naming russia as the state actor hacking democratic officials arguing it was too close to election day.
>> it's impossible to view this as anything less than a 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 in russia. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton says flat out there is no case here. in ohio, clinton invited investigators to go ahead and dig into her aide's e-mails, but said they will find nothing. cnn's joe johns has latest from cincinnati. >> reporter: hillary clinton kicking off the final full week of campaigning in ohio trying to use the anxiety surrounding the 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. here in cincinnati, calling on the fbi to take a look at the new e-mails, but predicting they won't find anything. >> there is a new e-mail story about why in the world the fbi would decide to jump into an election without evidence of wrongdoing with days to go. that's a really good question. i want you to know, i have said repeatedly. i made a mistake. i'm not making any excuses. i will tell you this if they want to look at some more e-mails of one of my staffers, 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. i think most people have moved on. they are looking and focused on who will be the next president
and commander in chief. >> reporter: traveling in ohio, hillary clinton was not accompanied by aide huma abedin. instead, accompanied by capreshia marshall. three stops today for hillary clinton. all in the state of florida. john and christine, back to you. >> joe johns, thanks. trump and mike pence go to pennsylvania to talk about obamacare. they will be on stage with dr. ben carson. they will highlight the disasterous increases in the affordable care act. he will bring up the e-mails as he did in the stop in michigan. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. 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 face the possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and, you know, this is so true. delatarious consequences should secretary clinton win this election. in other words, we will 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: although james comey has said it's too early to say whether anything significant will come from the e-mails which came from the computer which is shared by huma abedin and anthony weiner. that is not stopping donald trump from seizing on it on the campaign trail. it is giving them new hope that they can compete in blue states. he spent monday in michigan on tuesday he is hitting pennsylvania and wisconsin. back to you.
>> sara, thank you. the trump campaign is distancing itself from the white nationalist who is a self described supporter of donald trump who paid for robo calls in utah. the calls to 200,000 homes go after evan mcmullin. the calls focus on the support for gay marriage. >> my name is william johnson. i'm a farmer and white nationalist. i make this call against evan mcmullin and in support of donald trump. evan has two mommies. his mother is a lesbian. evan is okay with that. he supports the supreme court ruling legalizing gay marriage. >> the trump campaign is condemning the robo call saying it has no connection to it. breaking overnight. senator richard burr is
apologizing for suggesting to put a bull's-eye on hillary clinton. he made the comment private over the weekend. in a recording obtained by cnn, you hear burr talking at a visit he made to the gun shop the day before. >> doesn't make me feel any better than walk into the gun shop yesterday in oxford and there was a copy of "rifleman" on the counter. it has a picture of hillary clinton on the front of it. i was shocked at that that it didn't have a bull's-eye on it. >> the brady campaign is a pro gun control group that supports hillary clinton. it is calling on senator burr to step down. he said it was a comment which was inappropriate. new details on the strategy to avoid paying taxes in the late 1990s. "the new york times" has documents that donald trump used
losses from casinos to offset losses from other businesses. here's an example how this works. suppose trump has a $100 million loan. his property is bankrupt and pay back $60 million. his creditors are forced to forgive $40 million which would be treated as income and taxed. the move was converted into equity into real estate partnerships. a move the times describes as stretching the tax law. this tactic is now illegal. it is unclear if he used it. the former leader on the committee says he is double dipping big time. since bond holders were declaring losses, trump should not have been able to claim it
too. it is impossible to see if he used the tactic. he refuses to release his tax returns. the story is all speculation and they misunderstand or misread tax laws. >> i think it is one week before election day. the penultimate tuesday. donald trump said he will release tax returns. he will not release the returns before the election. what exactly is the situation between donald trump and russia? and putin? the fbi how has been looking into possible ties the candidate could have to russia? we have a closer look coming up. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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according to the new york times, it is not so clear. there is a lot of smoke. joining us to figure it out is michael weiss. michael, good morning. thanks for being with us. i don't want to give a laundry list of the reports here. there is a cnbc report saying james comey objected to the idea that russia is trying to get involved in the election. then the idea of the fbi investigating paul manafort. the former campaign manager of donald trump. a lot of this stuff out there and a possible computer in the basement of trump tower talking to the russians. none of it directly confirmed by cnn, but a lot of smoke. what should we think about? >> there's a lot of circumstantial evidence that ties trump to moscow and a lot of it ideological areas. it is important to realize in the 21st century, look, there was a report in "mother jones"
the russians are trying to cultivate trump. basically turning the candidate into a russian spy. i would not put it past the russians to attempt that. look at the positions he held going back a decade on nato and trans atlantic relationship to europe. all of the conventional post world war ii security protocols and treaties are called into question. when the kremlin looks at this, they see something in the form of the leader of ukin. and the far right national front party and in the form of victor orbahn, the ruling party in hungary. you see the russian world view that democracy is unstable. america should not be a force
for leadership in the world. we should sort of pack it all in and close down our borders. keep immigrants out and restore this kind of great ethnic christian super power identity. that conforms with the putin-ist world view. you listen to donald trump's son. he says tons of money has been pouring in from russia. you hear conflicting reports from the campaign that it is difficult to do business in russia because you have to bribe everybody to get everything done. as somebody who studies this, i have to say there is no smoking gun here. the fbi claims there is no direct link. i think that is right. the links are indirect. that doesn't mean there is not some form of fellow travelship. that is not meaning he is a partner of putin.
at worst if and when he loses the election, he will cash in. one of the places he is cashing in since 1987 is russia. he is positioning himself perfectly for that opportunity. >> from the russian perspective, trying to figure out if russia is actively meddling into the political process or happy bystanders to, you know, a candidate, who happens to line up with their world view. >> exactly. the kgb had an old trick active measures where they sew pieces of information or rely on pieces of truth and disseminate them for weakening the west. particularly those with the united states and european allies. in the political system in the 21st century, there is a plethora of embarrassments and
lying that all the russian government has to do by hacking into the dnc or john podesta's e-mails and let us do the work for them. this is the easiest measure. the question is is the russian government trying to get donald trump elected? i think the ultimate goal is under mine faith in see hdemocr. everything they say about democracy is false. who are they to judge us. more than wanting trump to be president, they don't want hillary clinton to be president. there is revulsion on her. that goes back to before she was secretary of state. >> mike at chael weiss, thank y the fight to liberate mosul.
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the last towns that stands on this frontline between the elite iraqi counterterrorism units and city of mosul itself. that humvee is one vehicle that came back from the front. some of the damage sustained in battles past, but some of it from what happened in the past 24 hours. we have been hearing artillery gunfire. the commander of the counterterrorism forces does not know exactly how many isis fighters are inside because he says they have been moving back and forth to and from mosul itself. inside the city of mosul, he estimates 8,000 fighters are there. what is making the advance here especially difficult, though, is that there are around 25,000 civilians believed to be inside. that makes it more difficult to launch artillery or rockets or air strikes. they have to be more precise in
their targeting when calling in that kind of fire power. but the troops say they are so far advancing well and they do expect to have mosul in their sights very, very soon, christine. >> arwa damon near mosul. thank you for that. stay safe. keep us posted. the fbi using sophisticated software to sort through thousands of e-mails discovered on a laptop owned by anthony weiner. how will this affect the race? we have new developments and new polling to tell you about. stick around.
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on the same stage talking obamacare and making health care great again. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes after the hour. we have one week go until election day. there has been a slew of issues in the last few hours. james comey will not give an update on the clinton e-mail investigation until the agents reach a conclusion. hillary clinton is saying there is no case here. donald trump warns it is a constitutional crisis if hillary clinton is elected. first, the fbi urgently moving forward with the search of the e-mails on a laptop belonging to former congress member anthony weiner. there are thousands of e-mails on the laptop. eugene scott is tracking the latest for us. what, eugene, good morning -- >> good morning. >> -- what is director comey
saying? >> he is sticking to his original decision. he is not planning to speak out more until after the conclusion. >> hillary clinton is saying you think you had a rough weekend. what are agents doing? the search warrant to go through the e-mails. we are 40 hours in. >> the process is using the equipment that the fbi uses in quantico. they are separating huma's e-mails from anthony weiner's e-mails looking for something classified. >> and what about huma abedin here? what is she saying? >> we have not heard from her out in public since all of this broke. we do have -- >> she is not on the trail. >> she hasn't been since friday. we have a statement from her lawyers. her lawyers are saying she learned from press reports for the first time that the laptop could contain e-mails of hers.
she will continue to be forthcoming and cooperative. >> the issue here for him, i guess, he was stuck between two bad choices. >> the thought is he was going to lose either way. get criticism from the right and left. he did what he thought was best although everyone doesn't agree. it is worth noting that obama does have confidence in comey. >> eugene scott. thank you. the clinton campaign is accusing james comey of a double standard. robby mook jumped on reporting by cnbc that last month, comey opposed naming russia as the state actor hacking. he argued it was too close to election day. >> it is impossible to view this as anything less than a double standard. that director comey would show
more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving a democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw dropping. >> we should knnote that cnn do not have the same reporting. hillary clinton says flat out there is no case here. she said go ahead and dig in the e-mails. she said they will find nothing. joining us on the phone from chappaqua, new york, phil mattingly. what is the case for the next seven days? >> reporter: christine, it is a dual tract. you heard robby mook in the sound that john played. they are going after the fbi to under cut his argument, but undercut comey and his integrity. there is also what hillary clinton is doing.
christine, as you noted. she is licking at the letter that comey sent to capitol hill, but in a less aggressive manner. look at what she had to say in cincinnati. >> there's there new e-mail story about, you know, why in the world the fbi would decide to jump into an election without evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go. if they want to look at some more e-mails of one of my staffers, by all means, go ahead. look at them. i know they will reach the same conclusion they reached when they looked at my e-mails last year. >> reporter: you get an invitation there, if you will, to investigate. it is important to know, when it comes to what clinton's team wants to do going forward, they want to undercut. think 12 days before the election and not seven and the clinton campaign was comfortable with the strategy and message
and math. you have not seen them diverge at all. so far, they are sticking to the strategy in that record. florida today. big rally in arizona on wednesday. as long as the schedule stays put, behind the scenes they are feeling confident. >> it is interesting. some numbers, we got a poll a few minutes ago from pennsylvania. showing hillary clinton maintains an 11-point lead. pennsylvania is a blue state that donald trump will be there today and wants to turn red. >> reporter: that is right. if you talk to donald trump advisers, they say we are on offense. this is why we are going to new mexico and wisconsin. this is why they are giving the big obamacare speech today. mike pence and donald trump in pennsylvania. when you talk to clinton advisers, they say that is what we saw in 2012 with mitt romney.
this is a map with no pathway forward with traditional red states and open it up. they say this is last minute. if you look at, john, you look at wisconsin. the senate race is tightening up. there are some numbers moving. the clinton campaign is sending campaign there. if you look at states like pennsylvania and places like new mexico where donald trump is now claiming they can start putting that map into play. the clinton advisers don't see it. the biggest battleground potentially is arizona. donald trump is in trouble if he is defending arizona. >> phil mattingly, you are the man. calling us from a parking lot in chappaqua stalking hillary clinton who is still sleeping. >> news never sleeps. >> phil mattingly. that is an action photo of him. reporter.
this morning, donald trump and his running mate mike pence will share the stage with members of congress and also ben carson. they will go after what they call the disaster increases in the premiums for obamacare and the plan to fix it. you can bet trump will bring up hillary clinton and the e-mail issue. sara murray has the latest on that. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. 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 her, she will be embroiled in scandal for years to come. >> we will be facing a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and this is true. delatarious consequences should secretary clinton win the election. in other words, we will be tied
up in court with this deal. she's not going to win the election. i'm just saying. >> reporter: now although fbi director james comey said it is too early to say whether anything significant will come out of the e-mails, which came from a computer shared by huma abedin, a clinton aide, and her husband, anthony weiner. that has not stopped donald trump from seizing on it on the campaign trail. it is giving them hope to compete in blue states. he spent monday barnstorming in michigan. on tuesday, he is hitting up pennsylvania and wisconsin. back to you. >> sara, thank you. the donald trump campaign distancing itself from the white nationalist supporter. donald trump supporter who made for robo calls smearing a third party candidate. they slam evan mcmullin. the calls focus on his support for gay marriage. >> my name is william johnson.
i'm a farmer and white nationalist. i make the call against evan and in support of donald trump. evan is an open border. he has two mommies. evan is okay with that. evan supports the supreme court ruling legalizing gay marriage. >> the call without a scrap of evidence, that mcmullin is a closeted gay man because he is single and in his 40s. the donald trump campaign said it has no connection to it. breaking overnight. senator richard burr apologizing for suggesting gun owners put a bull's-eye on hillary clinton. you can hear burr talking about a visit he made to the gun shop a day before. >> nothing made me feel better than walking into the gun shop and there was a copy of
"rifleman" on the counter with a picture of hillary clinton on the front of it. i was shocked at that that it didn't have a bull's-eye on it. >> the brady campaign says it is calling on richard burr to step down. burr says the comment was inappropriate. open enrollment for obamacare starts today. petrole premiums up 22%. here's what people are paying. the cheapest premiums in new hampshire at $217 a month. there are big increases in the middle of the scale. a 27-year-old in arizona will now pay $420. in oklahoma, $420 a month. the highest premiums in alaska at $760. the government says 85% of enrollees will get subsidies. that is based on the income
levels depending on how many people are in the household. for a single policyholder, $47,000. it is crucial you shop around. it is open enrollment. if you have company sponsored health care. premiums are rising there as well. it is critical. plans are changing. it is critical to spend the time today on work hours if you can to figure out what is best. we have seven days to go in this presidential election. what is the latest from the trail? we have new developments and new polling and new developments on where the candidates are going. that's next.
today is the -- >> the penultimate tuesday. >> it is. let's bring you -- >> thank you for letting me say that. >> i want to share the pain with the entire world. let's bring in talk show host ellis henican. i want to talk about what we heard yesterday from robby mook on the campaign. he is talking about a double standard with james comey and the e-mail investigation. listen to what he said. >> it's impossible to view this as anything less he than a blatant double standard. that comey would show more discretion with a foreign state actor than one involving the democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw dropping. >> what do you make of this? he is injecting the trump russia thing here. >> once the fbi goes beyond doing an investigation that either leads or doesn't lead to
criminal charges, you are in some dicey waters. it is hard to know which investigation to talk about and how much to say and how to dribble out the investigation. investigations are messy and complicated. there is a reason the protocols are in place. >> he is talking about if russia is meddling in the election. >> one thing is clear. in the last 24 hours, the clinton campaign wants focus on russian and donald trump. we have seen a lot of articles as well. it makes you think was there information leaked? they want to muddy the waters on this subject. is it working? >> a little bit. that is half the strategy. the other half is call for openness. we want to see everything. you know what? it is a safe call to make. as a practical matter, it is difficult to go through such a huge number of e-mails and
figure out what is confidential and bring in other agencies. call for openness and deflect the conversation into other areas. that's essentially the strategy. >> we will hear from donald trump and mike pence and talk about obamacare and also e-mail controversy and the gift in the near-term for the campaign. listen to trump yesterday in warren, michigan. >> 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. i never thought we would be saying thank you to anthony weiner. never. thank you, anthony. i never liked you. thank you very much. >> he said huma four times.
>> i had three anthonys. this is good red meat. what else's do y do you do to rn audience? it puts hillary clinton on the defensive. that is what happens in the penultimate tuesday. >> next tuesday is the final election. donald trump and mike pence go to pennsylvania. a blue state. >> right. >> they have to flip it. there is a new poll out which has hillary clinton up 11 in pennsylvania right now. that shows the steep climb he has right there. he is doing that. he went to pennsylvania today. michigan yesterday. new mexico the day before and colorado. they are working to flip. >> you are asking the question. if not these states, which states. hold on to arizona. he will have to make big shifts. 270 is a large number for any republican and bigger for this republican. yes, something big has to happen. i'm not sure if the e-mails alone will do it.
>> ellis, nice to see you. >> always. i like the early mornings. it's cool. >> i don't believe you. >> it's fun. once you're up, you're up. >> early bird gets the worm. donald trump's most prominent backer in silicon valley under fire for the impassioned testimony for why donald trump will make america normal again. that's next. "is that credit karma again?"
the lights off. the bullhorn and flashlights. because i'm here for the team. i'm here for the movement. i'm here for the cause to make america great. >> the blair witch running mate. he cited the space program as american leadership in decline and promised for support for nasa. let's get a check on cnn money stream. dow futures higher. optimism from asia. shares rising overnight. a manufacturing report in china which is the heigighest in two years. oil is up. october was a rough month for the typical investor. data from openfolio shows 80% of investors lost money. the average decline was 2.3%. >> i'm way below average. >> political uncertainty and corporate earnings had investors on edge. as for the 20% of investors who did make money in october,
here's the commonality. netflix is up 21%. peter thiel is the most prominent backer for donald trump in silicon valley. last month, he pledged to donate more than $1 million to the trump campaign. he has been criticized for supporting trump. fellow billionaires say different opinions are important. they don't support donald trump. yesterday, thiel said donald trump's general makes him the right choice. >> just as much as it is about making america great, trump's generagenda is about making amea normal country. a normal country doesn't have $500 trillion trade deficit. a normal country doesn't fight
five undeclared wars. >> thiel distanced himself from the trump remarks about women calling them offensive. he sees value sometimes where conventional wisdom doesn't. a lot of folks in silicon valley is saying this is peter thiel being contrary. we have seven days to go until election day. a flurry of new developments overnight. "new day" picks it up right now. >> how can hillary manage this country when she can't even manage her e-mail. >> i made a mistake. if they want to look at more e-mails, go ahead, look at them. >> it is impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard. >> a robo call. >> it will back fire.
>> she is a terrible example for my son. >> i have been fighting for families and underdogs my entire life. i'm not stopping now. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it is tuesday, november 1st. 5:00 in the east. a blatant double standard. the clinton campaign calls the fbi investigation over the e-mails of hillary clinton. she says there is no case here. >> and donald trump's campaign facing new questions this morning about how he avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes for nearly two decades. also, multiple reports about his campaign's links to russia. we are now one week away from election day. we have it all covered for you and there's a lot. let's begin with phil mattingly.
he is live in chappaqua, new york. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. the firestorm launched to capitol hill. the fbi at quantico cataloging the e-mails that kicked that firestorm back off. james comey, the fbi director, is standing firm on his decision to send the letter and he will come out and not saying anything until the election is complete. the hillary clinton campaign has attacked him all weekend. >> there is no case here. >> reporter: hillary clinton and her campaign firing back at fbi director james comey. slamming his decision to notify congress of a new investigation into thousands of e-mails found on a computer belonging to the husband of