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producing one unwelcome headline after another for the white house who just days ago was enjoying great praise from congress. we have more on the focus of jeff sessions. so what are the next steps? >> well, anderson, next step is that danna valente is going to oversee this investigation the fbi is conducting into russia. but there are other investigations takes place, namely the house intelligence committee and the senate intelligence committee. this comes as the nine democrats on the senate judiciary committee demand that jeff sessions come back, answer questions under oath, answer why he didn't disclose those meetings with the russian ambassador. this is something that chuck grassley said is not going to happen. i talked to one of those democrats on the committee, sheldon roadhouse.
he said he may be a witness to the fbi investigation. >> the only hesitation that i have about saying that he absolutely ought to come before the committee is that he is now a witness into any legitimate investigation about connections between the russian election-influenced operation and the trump campaign. so whatever the fbi's doing in this area, they now have him as an extremely logical witness to ask the same questions that we would want to ask in the committee. >> now it's interesting, anderson, yesterday the white house met with james comey to talk about the issue of russia. so we'll see if he learned anything there, which is why he perhaps made those remarks today. i'm not quite sure about that. but anderson, other democrats on the committee requesting an inspector general investigation into why jeff sessions recused himself, so perhaps another inquiry taking place on the
issue of russia. it will be a decision for the trump administration but democrats and congress whether to do it administratively or if they pass legislation in congress. right now we're not getting any sense that either the white house has any inkling to do this. and certainly, republican leaders don't seem eager to could thado that. i asked paul ryan yesterday, he dismissed that notion. this is not where they want to go. >> republicans could block that. >> certainly a special prosecutor and they could limit the scope of the house intelligence. on the senate side, democrats could subpoena themself the from the senate intelligence
committee, perhaps get those records, but to declassify that information, you'll need support from the white house. the president will have to sign off on what to declassify. so at the end of the day it's uncheer what tu unclear what the public will receive. the story is playing out in russia. and some of the words they're using to describe it are familiar. has there been any russia yn reaction? >> reporter: it's very similar to the language we hear coming out of washington, for example witch happen. that's what donald trump has called these investigations into the connection with russia. it's what the russian media is saying is going on and what serg serg serg serg sergey lavrov has said.
there's a fake news website which the russian foreign ministry has set up. over the reports that sergei kislyak is engaged in espionage activities, something we've been reporting over the past couple days. the foreign ministry saying this is a provocation. but when i spoke to the spokeswoman yesterday she said stop cnn, stop spreading lies and false news. which is obviously, again, a very familiar refrain to us. >> where does the diplomatic relationship with the u.s. and russia stand right now? >> reporter: well, i mean, i think from the kremlin point of view, it's a confusing picture. they were expecting donald trump to come into office with a pro-russian agenda, the kind of
stuff that he'd bokspoken about during his campaign, doing a deal over ukraine. but the issue of russia and its connection with american politics has become so toxic in the united states, none of that has followed through. now there's an understanding with the press a lot, that donald trump is not going to be the sort of president who, the american president who's sympathetic to the russian point of view, the idea that donald trump was going to transform the relationship between washington and moscow has now been swept to one side. and so i think the russians at the moment are looking to a future relationship, which is going to be probably tense, certainly not as, certainly not as good as they thought it would be when donald trump was elected. >> matthew chance, appreciate it. reaction now to the russian reaction from seth molten. i spoke to him just before
airtime. congressman, what do you make of the similarities between the white house and kremlin push back in all this in terms of fake news, witch-hunt. apparently that doesn't squash skepticism from those in congress pushing for more information. >> no, it's not. it's strikingly similar how the push back is from the creme lip a -- kremlin and the white house. that's why we need to push for a bipartisan independent investigation. >> republicans control congress. there's no indication they support a select committee investigation. there's no indication at this point that the justice department will appoint a special counsel. that leaves the house intelligence investigations as the yofficial inquiries. >> i have concerns.
these things can be political. in fact, chairman devon knnew n was called upon. and if this investigation is relegated to the intelligence communities then a lot of their findings will be classified and the american people will never know. we need director comey to come klein wi clean with the american people. >> do you have confidence in the fbi? >> look, i don't have any reason not to have confidence in the fbi at this point, but there is some concern in congress. there's definitely some concern in congress that some of the director comb'ey's actions have been partisan, and people have in mind the history of the fbi that hasn't been above partisan
politics. everyone needs to know whether the president of the united states is under investigation. >> there are valid reasons to be meeting with members of foreign governments. talking with the russian ambassador is not wrong. >> you're not allowed to lie about it when you're under oath in a senate committee. so when the attorney general of the united states commits perjury and commits lies under oath. he's the top lie enforc-- law er in the country. if the number one story with all of trump's nominees have been their connections with russia. that would be the first thing a nominee would think about when i comes before a committee. the idea that he hasn't thought
about that is foolish. he's not fooling anyone. i think the attorney general should resign. but beyond that, we need to know the truth of what's going on and how high, how far this conspiracy goes in the administration. >> you really think it's a conspiracy? >> i just don't know what the other answer would be. why are all these people, including the attorney general of the united states lying, lying under oath in his case. if these were just regular meetings in the course of business, why didn't they come clean about them from the beginning? >> appreciate your time. thank you. well, a lot to talk about. the panel is back. kiersten, that is the question. if, and again, there's no evidence, everything, there could be nothing untoward about any of these conversations, why not just come clean from the get-go? i guess one argument is clearly donald trump has perceived this as some attempt to delegitimize his election. >> definitely. i think it's true that usually
the best explanation for the reason something happens in washington is incompetence, not a conspiracy. that doesn't moon theean there a conspiracy. it's possible that jeff sessions really did misunderstand the question. why he afterwards didn't clarify it is where we get to the incompetence area. i don't think, actually, that we have enough information to say that he perjured himself at this point. because that really kos go to intent. and we don't know actually what he was thinking. so i think it raises a lot of questions, and we already have a lot of questions that need to be answered, which is why we need a public investigation. and if i was donald trump, i would want to put this to rest. we have all these questions now. if they have nothing to hide, why not have an investigation where we can get everything out in the open and figure out what happened. >> paris, what about that? how about somebody in the white
house put out a timeline. >> i think that might be a good idea. but i believe fundamentally the trump administration believes the russians did not play a role in getting him elected. when you look at the situation going on in our country, the russians, while they may have hacked e-mails and things like that, they did not create this illegal imkbrags problem. they weren't the ones who drove the american people to the polls. >> there's a difference between whether they impacted the election and whether they involved themselves. >> i believe back to the point that kiersten maid, de, is this media attention a way to detract from the fact that donald trump won the election fair and square, he's a legitimate president. these are two different questions the american people are trying to get answers to.
>> this is part of a democrats can't accept the fact they lost. >> fair enough, if they want to think that. but most of the information isn't coming from democrats. it's coming from the. >> translator: intelligence community. >> but the argument now is that they're obama holdovers. >> i think that's far-fetched. if you're donald trump, don't you want to clear your name? if there isn't anything >> he's trying to clear his name from being a racist, from being a bigot, from being a russian enthusiast. he's doing a rlot of things in the black community that you don't know anything about. >> you mean the fact that he wants to deport people, you don't want to go down that road. >> he had over -- >> let's talk about the fact he ran on bigotry and racism. >> that's not true. >> you want to debate that.
>> i talked to peter king yesterday, jason chaffetz. and he was one of the ones early in the day who said that significances shou sessions should recuse himself. he said the intel community is looking at this, they're not worried about anything. i actually really do believe that there's no there there. i think that's how most people who are close to it and following it are. i think there's a hell of a lot of politics involved in it. and the interesting things to me is while the democrats are scrambling about russia i think think want a mulligan, because for eight years, russia wasn't relevant to them except to have a reset. while they're doing that, we're moving, republicans are moving ahead with health care reform, moving ahead with education choice, tax reform, moving ahead, reaching out to unions. democrats are taking their eye off the ball one more time on
what's relevant to the american people. >> two things donald trump could do is declassify the conversations, and i think he should agree to a special prosecutor. but you are right. i'm actually concerned about what the democratic party is doing, because what you said is right. next week you're going to try to repeal health care. that's what we should be focussing on. all the other issues that the trump administration is unwinding the sew side thocietye trying to build from my point of view. >> there is concern that the focus on what trump administration, what contacts there were, whether it was nefarious, was it not, distracts from the idea of focussing on what actually russia did to try to influence the election. >>na >> that is what we need to get to the bottom of with an investigation, with something like the 9/11 commission that would get us out of these contra
attempts between jack and the rest of the panel here, we need to find out what happened with a foreign power trying to hijack our election, according to all the of the u.s. intelligence agencies. but beyond that, look, donald trump is the legitimate president of the united states, because the electoral college certified his victory and elected him. and let's get past that. he ought to be the first person to say i want the integrity of our electoral politics to be assured, and we need to find out everything there is to know that occurred in this election that a foreign power did. and the fact that he is not doing that, and the fact that his top aides have lied, both general flynn and mr. sessions, indicates that yes, they are trying to cover something up. tell us what it is, mr. president. and get it out of there. otherwise, let's have this huge investigation that needs to be done in the national interests. >> we're going to continue this
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during the campaign or at any time. yesterday he admitted that he had. tonight he told me many times, minimizing the contacts, saying he was just saying hello to russia's ambassador during a convention and he refused to reveal confidential details. we'll have the entire interview up on our facebook page shortly. it was fascinating. here's what he had to say about whether russia hacked into the campaign. >> can you really sit here and say that you can't imagine that moscow might do that? >> you know, i don't think about those things, ankederson. >> you tell me, you spent a lot of time in russia and you don't think about russian intelligence is capable of? you tell me you don't carry a second phone when you go to mosco moscow because you know they're going to hack into your phone.
everybody who goes to moscow does that. >> i do have a second phone. >> because you know russian intelligence is likely to hack into your phone, but you can't imagine that russian intelligence would hack into the dnc? >> i didn't say that. >> back now with the panel. we'll put that whole interview online. it is interesting the similar language we're hearing out of moscow and from the trump white house whether moscow's just picking up on the language they're using about witch-hunts and false news. >> this has been a line that trump has drawn for a long time. i don't know what it means, this may be nothing. there has been nothing proved so far. what we have is the intelligence community has put out not with names to it, in public, but has put out word, although i think there was some testimony about this, that they believe that russia was behind these hacks. that's all we know. the rest of this is largely
conjecture. if it stays at this low-grade russia fever, then i suspect is that what happens is the president gets judged on if he can avoid swinging back each day that he gets judged on what he does legislatively and in office. if there is more, i think that becomes potentially problematic, and the thing for the president, as you know as somebody who's covered him and i know as somebody who's covered on him. he is used to being in control. he is used to be able to impose if not order, stricture on his environment. and he's now at the mercy of this leaky bureaucracy. and that's problematic for him. >> it's problematic for anybody from the public sector. >> you have the situation with sean spicer basically asking everybody for their phones and then that leaks. they can't, they really can't control these people. and so i think it has to be incredibly unnerving.
and maggie's right. what, this is going to stop when things stop getting leaked about the trump administration and their relationships. and so we don't know when that's going to stop or if it's going to stop. >> to the point that jonathan raised, congressman about he's concerned that democrats are going to kind of take their eye off other things that are happening, based on this. could it actually help the white house? >> i think could. and i combine what maggie and jonathan have said. if it's just a low-grade constant russia, russia, russia, that's not helping the people in middle america who need jobs, cheaper health care, better education and safer community. and sooner or later, the democrat party needs to address that and say, look, this is what trump's doing wrong, we have a better idea. fan another shoe doesn't fall that's what's going to happen. >> one of the things that doesn't get mentioned, we talk about this low grade russia, russia, russia. this reminds me of the soviet
union era. there's almost this mccarthyite the whipping up against russia and progressives, liberals and democrats are doing it, too. and i'm worried about the long-term effect on whether you try to de-escalate tensions, if this is russia, russia, russia, russia, every day. that's not going to help. in we would always laugh-in congress, if you're having a town meeting and everybody's getting rowdy, bring up china, instantly everybody comes together. now russia is the new whipping post. >> near are several things which the democratic party could go in and talk about. they could talk about things that are factual, obamacare, jobs, unemployment, they could talk about energy. they're not doing that. so they're going to hang their hat on something that's highly speculative, and there's no proof, no facts coming out. >> and on rebuilding the party. i was just at the dnc meeting, and all they talked about is
russians. >> the problem for democrats is that they, the artery is being squeezed from both sides, essentially. they don't really have a base that is in the mood for compromise with trump. so the only option is to go in and say here's an infrastructure bill, this is what we would like to do and try to essentially not necessarily call his bluff but get him to come to the table on their terms. they have a base that doesn't want any sense of compromise, that is very upset for all of the reasons jonathan is talking about, but they are focussing all of it on russia, and it is a very hard-line to maintain, especially when you have these images showing up with the officials meeting with the same russian ambassador. coming up, he says they're nothing, a ruse, we'll take stock of what we actually know right now. is there any actual, is there smoke? is it fire? we'll take a look. this is one gorgeous truck. special edition. oh, did i say there's only one special edition?
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questions. why donald trump has said so many nice things about what is a geostrategyic rival. >> i respect putin. he's a strong leader, i can tell you that. putin said trump is brilliant, run by a very smart cookie. much smarter than our president. futur putin called me a genius. if he says great things about me, i'm going to say great things about him. he is very much of a leader. i would treat vladimir putin firmly, but there's nothing i can think of that i'd rather do than have russia friendly as opposed to the way they are right now. >> just a small look back at some of the things donald trump has said. more now from randi kaye. >> i have nothing to do with russia. to the best of my knowledge, no person that i deal with -- >> reporter: that was president trump last month, brushing off
any connection to russia, but since he made that statement it's become clear that five of his advisers did, indeed, have contact with a russian. this man, the russian ambassador u.s. officials consider a top-level spy. jeff sessions met with sergei kislyak in july and september and is now having to explain why he didn't share that during his confirmation hearings. >> retrospect, i should have slowed down and said but i did meet one russian official a couple times, that would be the ambassador. >> reporter: on the heels of that, more undisclosed meetings. this time at trump tower. that's where donald trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, jared kushner met with the russian ambassador in december. also in that meeting, the former head of the nsa, michael flynn, who was fired for misleading the administration about his conversations with the ambassador. a senior administration official
tells cnn kushner's meeting leasted about ten minutes and characterized it as an introductory meeting, an inconsequential hello. why does any of this matter? because at least some of those meetings with the roishlen ambassador occurred while the trump administration was under scrutiny, and there are still questions about whether russia influenced the u.s. presidential election. >> i think russia has been investigated up and down. if there's nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate. >> how many times do i have to answer this question? >> can you just say yes or no? >> i know you have to get up and ask a question, so important. russia is a ruse. i have nothing to do with russia. >> reporter: so what about that growing list of meetings with the russian ambassador. j.d. gordon has disclosed that he, too, met with kislyak at the
republican national convention in july. he emphasized there wasn't inappropriate chatter with the russians to help the trump campaign. two other national security advisers were also part of that meeting. walid phares and carter page. it only leads to nmore question. >> if putin likes trump, i consider that an asset, not a liability. >> reporter: randi kay, norfolk, virginia. alexander birchbough, thank you for be being with us. the allegations and connections between this administration and russia, what's your reaction? it does seem every week or so there's a new questions are raised, something else emerges, and yet we don't really know if there is any there there. >> yeah. well, clearly the questions just keep mounting day by day. it's not because of meetings as
such with the russian ambassador. that's a normal thing. i used to meet with the russian ambassador all the time, but it's why there's so much coverup. it's raising more suspicions day by day. the big story is the fact that the russians hacked our election. that's where we need a thorough investigation. right now we don't know anything. it's all speculation about the suspicions continue to mount up. >> what about the russian ambassador? you've known home,im i understa for 25 years. what can you tell us about him? >> he's a very impressive, profession professional diplomat. he's a real arms negotiator. so, you know, he's a patriotic representative of his country. but he's known as a problem
solver, not overly pro lem cal. i imagine all of the publicity must have him a little rattled. but obviously, he runs an embassy which has a rlot of people engaged in espionage. i don't think he is personally a spy, contrary to what you've been saying, but they had some influence in our election. so we need to find out the facts. >> there have been some no intelligen -- in intelligence who think he's one of their top spies, you don't think that's true. >> they don't do the recruiting. they've got people working for them that do that dirty work. i've known him as a professional interlock tour. he was very good at that. calling him a super spy may be a
little much. >> given your, you know, the time you spent in russia, would it surprise you if russia was attempting to hack into, into the election, attempting to influence, i mean, is that part, is that sort of a long-standing, i've read a lot lately. there's a great article in "the new yorker" about this. this is a long-standing pattern with russia and the former soviet union? >> well, yes and no. they have for years going back to soviet times practiced what they call officially active measures, which are designed to generate influence, to subvert hostile countries. to embarrass people with compromising material. there's honey traps, all these things are part of their tool kit. i think what was different about the hacking of our election was the ambitiousness of what they tried to do, to not only steal the information from the
democratic national committee but target through wikileaks to try to influence the outcome of the election. and we have to understand how they did it, because they're trying the same thing right now with the french elections next month. angela merkel's up for reelection in september. this is something that affects societies, so we need to get to the bottom of it right away. >> would you like to see, if there's going to be investigations, it's fbi, house and senate intelligence communities, would you like to see a select committee? >> i think it would be better. i mean, i hope that the two intelligence committees will do a thorough job and will find some way to publicize their findings so it's not all classified. but i think given the gravity of what the russians tried to do to our system, i think a kpecommit like the 9/11 committee would be
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the trump presidency, we're ending with russia revelations coming in at break neck speed. some thought it might be the dawn of a different president trump. he hadn't bashed the media for a few days. in his speech to congress he was sticking to the teleprompter and restrained. >> a new national pride is sweeping across our nation and a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. what we are witnessing today is the renewal of the american
spirit. our allies will find that america is once again ready to lead. >> compare that to the press conference he held two weeks ago. >> i won with news conference and probably speeches. i certainly didn't win by people listening to you people, that's for sure, but i'm having a good time. tomorrow they will say, donald trump rants and raves at the press. i'm not rapting anting and ravi you're dishonest people. i love rapting ait. but tomorrow the headlines are going to be donald trump rants and raves. i'm not ranting and raving. >> if there's anything we can count on the presidency, it may be that you can't count on anything. joining us are two biographers. so tim, this whole idea of a new president trump that we saw at the speech earlier in the week, do you see it lasting? i mean, is it even lasting now?
>> no, i mean, i think, i think trump has handlers around him who are able to get him onto certain tracks for certain performances, whether it's the state of the union address or debate or whatever it might be, but over time, he always reverts to form, and the form he reverts to is someone who operates by the seat of his pants, very viscerally and often in a kind of high school playground bullying way. >> he can't help himself is what you're saying. >> he can't help himself. and we've known this about, we've talked about this on multiple occasions. he lacks a lot of self-control and discipline, both emotionally and intellectually that would keep him in check in the public sphere. >> it is kind of fascinating for all the criticism of the president using twitter and his sort of off the top of his head or impromptu remarks, we are given a window into the mind of a president of the united
states, perhaps unlike any we've ever seen before, i mean, whether they're intentionally trying to be transparent or not, which, you can argue they're not, this president is pretty transparent, because he cannot help himself, you know, it took hearing the nixon tapes to actually hear into like the inner workings of president nixon. we sort of get a running sense of what donald trump is thinking at any given time. >> well, we really do. and i think the nixon comparison is important, because donald's political thought was formed in the early 1970s, during the nixon years. i think he's seen embattled presidents in the past. and the lesson he took away from that was to be combative. and that is the authentic trump. he loves to fight. so he's not afraid to be seen fighting, and i think he reads his supporters as people who are
going to be thrilled by this. >> it's interesting. he was asked earlier in the week, i think on fox and friends about what sort of grade he'd give himself so far, and he gave himself very high marks on policies, but on communicating them he gave low marks, and there were a lot of people who said look, he's actually giving himself a low mark. he actually didn't give himself a low mark. he's giving his communications team a low mark. in that press conference he gave was kind of an effort to take control, you know, of, it's like he couldn't stand it any longer to have people speaking for him. he needed to get out there a directly talk to the might yeah. >> the one thing he has been true throughout his whole career around is he's had a singular set of messages that he's stuck with throughout his career, and basically that he's excellent, he's infallible, unimaginably
successful. he's worth billions of dollars, and he's a great deal maker. and there's a lot of hoo-ha behind all of that. but he stays on message with it over time by the virtue of repeating it, it becomes reality. and what he's discovered, i think in washington and what he's discovered in his presidency is it's very hard to maintain control of a message when you're at center stage every minute of every day like he is. and he doesn't really support the people around him in terms of trying to help him have a more sophisticated message, pan so you're seeing him now throw sean spicer under the bus. i think spicer has had his own problems, but i don't think trump is suddenly becoming reflective and saying i could be a better communicator. i think what he's saying is the people around me are dropping the ball. just ahead, i'll talk about the new spiritual adventure
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begins this weekend. it's spiritual adventure series. travels to india to learn about insular religious sect. things escalate. >> why are people on that side of the river so afraid? [ speaking foreign language ] >> i see. why -- >> i feel like this may have been a mistake. maybe just somebody distracts him and i just leave. >> see where it goes. >> i can be polite about it. >> now we know why it's called spiritual adventure series. here to tell us how the moment
ended. i was worried about you in the segment. why did he want to cut off your head. >> i was worried about me as well. and mom hasn't seen this yet, the phone call that's coming to me. he's a guru for a hindu sect, concept is because they reject notions of purity and pollution, fundamental to hinduism, they want to shock the system self-polluting. live off cremation grounds, cover themselves in ashes of the dead. eat rotted bits of meat. corpses, what is left. all of this to say, there is no such thing as pollution, purity, it's all an illusion. >> used to read a lot of joseph campbell. >> me too. >> and his writing about commonalities between various religious faiths. is that something you found in
your travels? >> i wanted to be joseph campbell ever since i was 14. this is -- i came up with the idea of this show at 16 or 17 years old. i'm not kidding. this is what i want to do. i think it's the same thing. i learned in my studies and travels while we all speak different religious languages we're expressing the same faith, sentiment behind it is the same. what campbell was staying, myths and metaphors telling the same stories. >> journey of the hero. >> exactly. what the show is about. trying to do by immersing myself in various religions, those often demonized or misunderstood. even though may look weird or scary or frightening, when you dig down deep what you find is similar and familiar. the mystics i was talking to aren't the only agories, i found
another guru who changed everything about it and said you can prove there's no such thing as pollution not by eating flesh of a corpse but taking care of a leper, opening an orphanage for outcast kids. putting your faith into practice. i think a lot of people at home would really associate with that. identify with that. >> it's fascinating. looking forward to this reza, thanks. don't miss the debut of police officer tdv "believer," 10:00 eastern. we'll be back. this is a recording. really? no, i'm kidding. 100% u.s.-based customer service. here to help, not to sell. the dry skin culprit no a damaged moisture barrier. new moisture bomb from garnier skinactive. with antioxidant rich goji berry and pomegranate, it strengthens skin's moisture barrier. ...to keep hydration where it belongs, in my skin. new moisture bomb. garnier skinactive.
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thanks for watching. time to hand over to don lemon. "cnn tonight" starts right now. have a great weekend. president trump is at mar-a-largo but his russia troubles have followed him there. this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. michael flynn, jeff sessions, even jared kushner, all meeting with the russian ambassador. what's that about? what is the connection between the kremlin and the white house? we'll investigate. and what does vladimir putin want from all of this. meanwhile president trump responds to all of this just as you'd expect with a twitter war against chuck schumer and nancy