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governors. the president truly enjoys this level of engagement. he like s s to sit down and tal about ideas, talk about the future of this country and get their unput and ideas and they talked a little business and personal and it was a very enjoyable thing. have a a great day. i look forward to seeing you tomorrow. tomorrow is going to be one question friday. thank you all. >> here we go. wuf been listening to the white house briefing. the overarching part is the white house is standing by this latest plan defending the health care plan there that we have out of washington. gloria borger may be joining me as well.
but hearing sean spicer over and over saying we're not jamming through and get in my ear and let me know if we have that sound byte. but we have it, standby. let's roll the sean spicer piece of sound. >> this is the vehicle to e restore a patient-centered health care bill to drive down costs. i think senator cotten recognized the current version of health care that's out there right now is not sustainable. and so we welcome his input into the process. we think that the work that we have done prior to putting this together with the house is something that reflects a lot of the best ideas and continue to welcome his input in this. >> i'm not open -- i think the president has said before he
wants to hear members' ideas. he believe this is bill encompasses the best of ideas and the best way forward. but we're goig to let the process work its will through the senate. . if members have ideas, we want to hear them and be part of it. this isn't getting jammed through. . >> we have jim acosta now, our senior white house correspondent who was in the briefing. what were your biggest take aways? it was mentioned some campaign event next wednesday in nashville and what's that about? >> right, and let's deal with that one first. this is the second time they have had a campaign event scheduled. so this one is going to be on wednesday of next week in nashville, tennessee. and as april ryan asked, who is the campaign? we all know what the campaign ap ra tus is launching these
events, but it is up on donald trump's website. so there's some kind of campus apparatus and they are going to hold a rally. how they are going to difference sht between what he says at the campaign events, which are for 2020 versus what he says at fshl white house events selling the health care plan will be something interesting to watch. in terms of take aways, you were playing an interesting piece of sound there. the white house press secretary sean spicer says we are not it jamming this through. when you have committee cans working through the night, when you have members of congress being asked to weigh in on a proposal that has not been scored by the budget office, i think you'd have a lot of people up on capitol hill and also a lot of the stake holders that were involved in the formulation of obamacare, doctors, hospitals and so on. they have not been part of this process. that pretty much meets the definition of jamming things through. so the white house may be saying
we're not jamming it through, but they are jamming it through. they want this on a fast track because they know how incredibly difficult this is going to be with so many conservatives. we were reporting last night and this morning the president had a group of tea party and conservative activists over at the white house. and the president was basically saying to them, listen, this is our best shot here. don't call it obamacare. you're helping the other side. and. if this effort fails, we're going to let obamacare collapse and blame all of that on the democrats. >> let me follow through with you and then get to gloria and brian. but to jim's point, you also have senator cotton saying slow your roll. you introduced this on monday. there's been one change ob wednesday. this is the definition of jamming. what do you think? >> it's very noticeable that
insignificant the senator cotton would take to twitter. so whatever gets past will be different and very different. it would not be surprising if president trump said this is the bill we told you we would pass it. even if it's radically changed. within the republican party, again this sort of question that jim raised is a pertinent one. how can you sell something. it put it in a legislative process without that official estima estimate, that score which talks about the number that will lose insurance and the cost and get
people to defend it. it's not possible. >> isn't the head of this you're nodding. the head of the cbo is appointed or endorsed by the hhs secretary dr. price. >> and a conservative at the time. worked for w. has conservative kcredentials. so it's kind of head scratching. >> without a price tag on this major piece of legislation. >> they are trying to discredit it. trying to do a prebutt tall. they are trying to discredit the numbers before the numbers even come out. so it must give you a sense that they understand that the numbers are not going to be what they want. >> what did you think of staying with you? you take what sean spicer said and maybe when trump is in washington next week this is going to be a public appeal to this new it ration of the health care. then you had paul ryan today sleeves rolled up, power point presentation, the explainer paul
ryan. is he the better salesman. >> i think he has a lot at stake in this. he may be a better salesman because he understands it better than anybody else. but i think his leadership is on the line in many ways. paul ryan has been wanting to do this for years. he's a a policy person. he wants to repeal obamacare. and he's had to cut some deals to try and do it. he has to be the explainer in chief. donald trump isn't going to be the explainer in chief on this issue. he has an awful lot at stake here. it's very difficult when you have a speaker of the house who has to explain why are we doing this under reconciliation, which is not a kich b table word and the short answer is because they want to pass this with 50 votes in the senate. so it can't be filibustered. >> to your point, though, on his speakership being at stake, let
me just go to carol lee. on the presidential side, what has president trump been doing in the meantime behind the scenes, dinners, lunches, promises of bowling, drop by, to get this thing through? >> we have seen him do a number of things in terms of engaging capitol hill, whether it's lunches or dinners or just inviting people over. he's also known to pick up. the phone and call members of congress. it's something that when you step back and look at this, you can see a lot of similarities to 2009 and president obama trying to get health care done. he didn't do a lot of those things. that's one of the differences that we're seeing now is this president who really wants to engage and give the hearts out and do it member by member if he has to. he's use iing all of the differ perks of the presidency to do that. >> why do we think the president
hasn't done precedence. >> it's worth noting how uncharacteristically quiet he's bye-bye. other than on twitter saying don't believe the press. we have seen him avoiding situations where journalists can can yell questions or ask questions as recently as 12:30 today. he's having a legislative luncheon. at the last minute, the cameras are brought in to take pictures and it was cancelled. apparently the white house does not want a situation where journ journalist cans shout and attempt to ask questions of the president. sometimes he will answer, sometimes he won't. normally they have a chance to try. he does not want to be asked questions about wikileaks and the cia revelations. there's a lot of topics. >> when he was selling health
care, he was the wong in chief for his health care reform. the president doesn't want to do that either. he's the big picture guy. paul ryan is the detail guy. in many ways, this is ryancare. >> but no one is owning it. >> it's an orphan at this point until it passes. at which point the people who voted for it are going to have to take ownership. >> what do you think? >> there have been two efforts to reform health care. clinton and obama. . clinton was a failure. obama was a success. so far this locks a lot more like the early '90s and bill clinton.
two things. you have a deeply divided party that is trying to push this through. when you try and appease one faction, you end up alienating the other. so you have moderates who like the medicaid expansion and you have conservatives who want to pull the plug on it kploetly. that's a very difficult circle to square. and secondly, the industry opposition. what obama learned in 2009 was you had to co-op the major industry groups. the last couple days, the aarp, the doctors groups, the hospital groups have all come out against this bill. there seemed to have been b no effort to bring them in line. those are two major ominous signs for this legislation so far. >> you're nod iding. >> i think they are called the so-called stakeholders in this. and president obama got them all around the stable. afterwards they complained that they didn't get everything they
want. ed because that's the way it always was. but he brought them into the room because he knew that he b couldn't get anything passed without them. and the question is will the stakeholders who are opposed to it, will they put their money into this now? will they run ads? will they go in congressional districts? will they really, really start to lobby against this and we don't know yet. >> let's turn the page and talk about a couple other of you we could call them frenmys. the friend enemies of the president. some of whom don't quite make the cut. take a listen to this and then we'll talk. >> donald trump is the most unusual front runner we have ever had. he can't be elected in the november. >> he would be disaster for america. he would split our party in half. >> donald trump in some of his rhetoric at these rallies that i just read yesterday was the first time i read them is
atrocious. it is not the mark of a a leader of the united states of america. i am deal deeply disturbed. . >> i'm going to tell you what i really think of donald trump. this man is a pathological liar. he doesn't know the difference between truth and lies. he lies practically every word that come us out of his mouth. >> what trump represents is the ultimate loud, brash, big protest vote. it doesn't matter that he doesn't have specific policy proposals. it doesn't matter that he's not as glib and presentable maybe as some of the professional politicians. >> the last sound byte with governor huntsman who is the u.s. ambassador to russia. my point is there are all these criticisms from members of congress, some of whom make the cut to become members of the cabinet and some don't.
but you have governor huntsman who will have a a key role with russia. how does certain people who criticized the president make it through and others not at all. >> if it you look at huntsman, at a certain point the president has to govern. and you need somebody given all of the large role that russia is playing in his presidency, he needs somebody who is experienced ask get this done. huntsman was ambassador to china. he has experience in dealing with an adversarial relationship. >> the thing that's most interesting about selection and e he really doesn't like people who are bringing on with him and then weren't and with him and weren't. and that's what huntsman is.
he also on the policy ob his own and who he is choosing to join his administration that suggests he's developing a tougher policy towards russia than people would have thought. the oh thing i would say ises that president that likes people who represent him. >> he didn't get the number two spot because of steve bannon. the state treasury, defense, why? >> presumably it's because it's so hard. not only does the white house have a complicated vetting process, but a lot of the people
particularly in the foreign policy realm where i work definitely a lot of the foreign policy establishment came out against donald trump. that was one of the things about elliot abrams and he wasn't a never trumper who signed one of those letters about 150 foreign policy former and current officials saying he was unfit to be president. a lot of people did criticize donald trump. you find that a lot of the people that are being named for some of these posts are being nixed by the white house. it's interesting that some people make the cut and others don't. a lot of people think steve bannon has a very influential role in not only persuading the president himself but about showing him an article on the
very day that maybe elliot abrams was supposed to be tapped for that job meeting with president trump. a breitbart article came out are minding everybody of what his comments were. he was this in tandem with president trump, but also working behind the scenes. >> i think influential indeed. thank you so much. and thanks to all of you for weighing in here at the top of the show. coming up, what's behind the drop in border crossings from mexico into the u.s. is president trump's hard line playing a role into that? we'll take you live to mexico city, next. i'm brooke baldwin. this is cnn. the more... terious they sound, powerful you'll think they are. it's time to see what power really looks like. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair with accelerated retinol sa. clinically proven to reduce wrinkles in just one week. wrinkles? your time is up! rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots. rapid tone repair.
welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. the washington state attorney general is holding a a news conference regarding the lawsuit over the trump administration travel ban. let's go to our justice correspondent who is with me in washington. >> the washington state attorney general's office is going to ask
a federal judge in seattle to block the president's new travel ban. . now the second state that has joined that fight. you'll remember hawaii sued on tuesday. attorneys in seattle claim despite the significant changes to the previous executive order, this new one still suffers from legal flaws. in early february, a a federal judge blocked the implementation nationwide. the justice department filed a notice on monday essentially saying, hey, the new executive order falls outside the scope of the earlier order. and so the new executive order is substantially narrower. now the attorney general in seattle says ro barts order is still on the book and the obligation is on the trump administration to come forward and say why it should be extingui extinguished.
>> laura, thank you very much on the latest there, washington state a.g. let's move on to the border with u.s. and mexico. here are the numbers of undocumented immigrants crossing into the u.s. from mexico is down. not just by a small amount. we're talking a massive percent alk. 40%. the numbers just released by customs and border protection. appear to show president trump's hard line rhetoric and policies ob immigration appear to be having a deterrent effect. lei just turning to vanessa. you were just down at the border talking to people. who knows if we'll know if it is the president trump's rhetoric that's forcing the numbers down, but what did you find in having conversations with people there? >> we spent two days with border agent there is in texas, which is in the rio grand valley sector, one of the busiest sectors down in the southern border area. and what we found was that they
were very much noticing a drop right when president trump took office. almost immediately in the past month or so. we did a ride along with them and asked that question and this is what they had to say. >> you said that there was a big influx in in 2014 and then again recently of women and children coming across just turning themselves in. but in the past two months or past month or so, has that changed at all? >> it has. as far as people turning themselves in, it has slowed quite a bit. it hasn't stopped. >> why is it slowing down? >> because there's talk when president trump came out and said, first off, we were going to end catch and release. then they started signing documents and seeing more things taking place and people were getting deported. they went back to the old method
of get iting smuggled. they haven't stopped coming. they have just stopped turning themselves in. >> they haven't stopped coming, but they stopped turning themselves in. >> the type of person coming across is changing. it was people come canning across asking tr asylum. people are using smugglers. the department of homeland security has said that smugglers are now charging more to bring people across. that means people are more desperate. there's a lot more violence. and i spoke to chris just a couple moments ago. he said this week alone, two assaults on agents in that area. which doesn't sound like a lot, but sometimes they go stretches with no assaults over a couple weeks. so definitely a difference down there. >> i'm so glad you went and talked to him. we have sound from it mitch mcconnell. this is what he said. >> there are some places along the border where that's probably not the best way to secure the border. but i think general kelly know what is he's doing.
i think the president picked an outstanding person to be in charge of homeland security. and my suspicious is we'll take his advice. >> do you believe that mexico will pay for it? >> no. >> so the laughter and the no, this question is to you. has mexico a at all budged on this whole notion of paying for the wall? and to the conversation i was having with vanessa. how are they responding to the 40% drop? >> listen, mexico has said very clearly it is not paying for that wall. i have yet to hear from one person here who said that. one of the important things to talk about when it comes to the u.s./mexico boarder is the majority of people crossing that border and apprehended by border patrol come from central america. they are not from mexico. so it's very important to also talk about mexico's other border. the border with guatemala and
mexico. there as we looked at the numbers today, they too, are seeing a decrease in numbers. motto month, they saw a bit of a surge around october. then those numbers drop off through december. which are the latest numbers available. it's also important to acknowledge that that's something they saw the previous year. sort of a drop off from october to december. i spent some time with one man from el salvador. he told me it's becoming increasingly difficult to get through mexico to the u.s. we talked to him on this side of the border. it was at the border with u.s. and mexico. he was saying, lock, i'm going to cross that border regardless. i need to get away from the violence in el salvador. president trump's ret vickhetor concern. when we talk to people in the shelters, we spoke with one
priest who has run a shelter there for 20 years. he said he, too, has seen a decrease. when you ask him what the deterrent is, he says it's trump. >> maybe it is trump. maybe some of these border patrol folks that people are getting creative using smugglers as well. we have news just in. some senators revealing who they want to talk to involving this investigation into the trump campaign's ties to russia. we have that for you, coming up. standby. but they're different... nice tells you what you want to hear. but kind is honest. this bar is made with cranberries and almonds. so, guess what? we call it cranberry almond. give kind a try.
investigators in january and member os of this facebook group are now taunting investigators online. and they are not just looking at these photos. apparently in chat rooms some make sexually charged comments about the photos or suggest these women should be raped. the ncis is investigating. the top marine is outraged. >> ub fortunately it a au peers some have forgotten the fundamental truths and have acted selfishly and unprofessionally through their actions on social media. let me cut to the chase. when i hear allegations of marines den grading their fellow marines, i don't think such behavior is that of true warriors or war fighters. it's embarrassing to our core, to our families and to the nation. >> general neler adds, if necessary, he will make changes to crack down on this behavior.
>> thank you both for your service to this country. u find this story just absolutely disgusting as a woman. so james, first to you. you told our producer you received death threats for speaking out about this. let. me ask you to back up on this facebook page. what was the response you were seeing from people on this facebook group? >> so the main response that was within the group was everything from celebration to every time another national outlet picked up the story to taunting fbi and ncis agents with who would be investigating. some leaving nude photos for them. some laughing. if it would be funny if the fbi
agent looking into the group would find nude photos of their significant other. some was trying to look for self-preservation, seeing if if legally they had committed a crime. if legally they are protected from being investigated. it turned into the group calls racist sunday. get the most laughs. and then posted death threats. some say they pay up to $500 for anybody that could find nude photos of his wife. some posting names, phone numbers, addresses of his contacts.
things like that. >> okay let me just jump in. i appreciate the description and the wide range and i understand there's also even additional pages that have been created. t-shirts being sold. i did hear correctly you have spoke within a victim? >> yeah, so i spoke with a a victim just before we came on. she reported to me that apparently they have morphed into 2.0. they have apparently created t-shirts that say "marines unite united we have your nudes." i don't know what you do with that. >> i don't know either. angie, to you. we know so many phenomenal marines. i'm sure you're disgusted in hearing these stories too. how does this make you feel? >> it was a hard time coming
anyone displaying this conduct or behavior. pause it's so antithe culture where i learned how to lead and grew up in. to me, that's not representative of my experience coming from the marine corps. so the subset of individuals who are demonstrating this behavior issen anticulture. it is outrageous. it's degrading to the women who serve and disrespectful to the great marines who i know who are still currently serving on active duty. it does not represent them. it's unfortunately. really hope justice is brought to them quickly. >> has there ever been a a time for you among female marines where this was known or there were fears that this could happen? did you feel safe? did you feel protected? >> so when i served in active duty, there was 180,000 marines and only 1,000 were female officers. so if you were asking if i've been harassed in the marine cor
corps, yeah, of course. but what i found informally were amazing mentors to help me navigate through difficult situations. and through the chain of command, it worked well for me. so any type of behavior that i thought was unprofessional or even borderline unprofessional, i saw that it was addressed quickly. i know that may not be the case for everyone. >> can i ask if you're saying yes to harassment. anything in the ballpark of photoings like this? >> nothing like this. >> thank goodness. >> nothing at all. >> james, back to you. are you talking -- you said you had talked to a female. are you helping others with are there groups trying to reach out? if if you're a female marine and you're on active duty and you're deployed, i'd be worried.
>> i have seen some law if you remembers offer free legal services to some of these victims for free. so i am seeing a lot of that. there really isn't a clear understanding of how even if i am a victim, how i can find out if i'm a victim. all this was done in secret. so the number of victims is really unknown just like the number of marines engaged is unknown. i want to push back on b a very important area that i'm seeing from members of marines united. this group does do good things. in terms of if there's a marine struggling with ptsd, if there's a marine on the verge of
suicide, that group and very quickly can get that person help and they have. they get them into therapy or prevent b that person from doing something wrong. and that's good. they should continue to keep doing that. but that doesn't justify exploiting other marines. it doesn't justify exploiting other women in general. so all that it good work they are doing is being overshadowed by the bad work. >> the notion of perpetrating this sort of thing and making t-shirts with women's fphotos without any consent is not okay. james, thank you sosm for your help. and angie morgan, thank you. we do have more breaking news this afternoon. u.s. senators on capitol hill say iing they want a number of trump's campaign associates to testify over the investigation into their contacts with russia. so let's go to capitol hill.
who do they want to sit in the hot seat? >> that's right. this is all part of this larger investigation that's happening into russia. russia's involvement in the election and to determine whether or not there were any campaign contacts between trump associates, russian officials during the heat of the election. and whether or not there was any conclusion as well. i'm told from several senators to sit on the committee they do want to hear directly from some of those including paul manafort. as well as carter page who has been in the news for campaign contacts with russians during the heat of the investigation. now the reason for this i'm told from some of the senators is that while they have looked at some of the raw information that has been provide d by the cia a the headquarters in virginia, that information looked at the
scope of the efforts by the russians to infiltrate the elections, to hack the cyber attacks but not necessarily been able to piece together that that information is linked to the trump campaign and those contacts that took place between trump associates and the russians. they want to hear directly from these officials and associate what is they said at the time, what they talked to these russians about. so we'll see if they do that. if they don't, they can csubpoea that. they have the power to do that on this committee as well. >> come canning up next, president trump warns of a blood bath in republican districts if the new health care bill fails. we'll talk live with a republican governor up for reelection next year. . hear what he thinks about all
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doctor's office or pharmacy. welcome back. more than had 30 state across the country expanded medicaid. and now millions of lower income households covered urn the expansion are at risk of losing it under the republican's new health care plan. and one state is more vulnerable than the others. arkansas was the first state in the nation to receive approval to expand medicaid as a private option and now medicaid enrollment there has far exceeded expectations loading to potentially high costs for the state. with me is republican governor a is a hutchinson. nice to see you.
welcome. >> thank you, it's good to be with you. >> i understand you welcome the house speaker paul ryan and the president's health care proposals. but as i understand it, your state's medicaid program is tightly woven with obamacare, meaning if there were to be a partial e repeal of the affordable care act without immediate replacement, the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of people there would be at stake. what would your message to those people in the great state of arkansas be? >> that this is a beginning of a process that you see in washington. there's a long ways to go. so take a a deep breath. relax and be assured that what the reform that we have in arkansas we want to continue. we want to make sure that we come out with a system thatten doesn't reduce the insured care that they have right now. what we have right now is not
working. it needs to be replaced. but as you said, the key is what we replace it with. the governors are calling out for taking advantage of this opportunity for true reform. that gives the state more flexibility than b what the house plan suggests. and we don't need to have a major cost shift and that's one of the challenges we face. >> the republicans are moving a tad too quickly. is he right? >> i don't mind them moving quickly. and the house that should not be the end result. . the house plan may pass the house and that's okay. but i'm counting on the senate to take a stronger look, listen to the governors on this and to go back to a plan that gives the
states more flexibility. . when i say that, right now under the house plan, you still have to ask for waivers. we still have to go the federal government. let's give that flexibility to the states up front. we can do it on a healthy population covered by medicaid in terms of block grant. that's let is have a true work requirement if the states want to do that. most importantly we have trouble with, like in arkansas, we're trying to reduce the expanded population by 60,000. and if you do that, where do they go? right now they can go on the exchange and get a subsidy and do some cost sharing, but under the house plan, that subsidy is reduced to the extent that some of these would not have coverage. >> obviously, which would be a huge issue for those folks. on the notion of listening to your governor, as we know that president trump is warning of this, quote unquote, blood bath
next year if republicans fail to replace obamacare, you, sir, are up for re-election next year. what's your response to this term "blood bath"? >> well, that's his way of saying we need to fulfill our promises. and the promise was that we've got to repeal obamacare, which again, let me emphasize, is not working right. it's caused all kinds of problems in terms of the cost of insurance, but also in the lack of flexibility for the states. we've got to bend that cost curve and reduce the costs for the future. we're trying to do that. so you've got to repeal it, and he's right. if we don't do that, the american people are going to lose faith, so we've got to do it. at the same time, we've got to have a strong partnership between the federal government and the governors as to what we replace it with. the governors have worked very
hard between ourselves, expansion states, nonexpansion states, to make some good recommendations to washington. >> one thing who knows a thing or two about cost and budget is the house speaker paul ryan. i don't know if you saw the pictures, but this was a guy standing in front of that powerpoint screen, sleeves rolled up explaining during this news conference this new bill. i'm just curious, who do you think is a better salesman of this iteration of the bill, speaker ryan or president trump? >> speaker ryan know it's ins and out. he can sell it well from a substantive standpoint. nothing beats the bully pulpit of the united states and it's going to take his help to get the bill and the final product through both the house and the senate. >> but if i may jump in, speaker ryan knows the ins and the outs. does that mean the president doesn't? >> well, the president is a ceo. he is setting the direction on it, so i'm not quibbling with
either one. each one has a role in this. speaker ryan is a person that really gets in the details and that's what he's got to communicate and that's his role. the president has to give a broader picture of this, bring the senate and the house together with the governors to get the final solution. >> okay. governor hutchinson from arkansas, thank you so much for the time today, i really appreciate you. >> thank you, brooke. >> thank you very much. coming up next here, cnn uncovers plagiarism by former fox news contributor who is getting ready to join the trump administration. now she is falsely claiming those allegations have been debunked, that it was a political hit job. we'll discuss that. my insurance rates are but dad, you've got... ...allstate. with accident forgiveness they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. indeed. it's good to be in, good hands.
conservative pundit monica crowley is lashing out, defending herself against plagiarism charges first reported here on cnn. she claims that she lost her job in the trump administration over a, quote unquote, despicable political hit job. she even said there was a campaign to, quote, delegitimatize the president. you listen for yourself. this is monica crowley talking about this on fox. >> what happened to me was a despicable, straight-up political hit job, okay. it's been debunked. my editor has completely supported me and backed me up. there is a very toxic, and it's getting increasingly toxic and poisonous atmosphere of personal
destruction in washington and the media. it's always sort of been there, but now it's at a whole different level. the attack on me was a test. what happened to me, what happened to general flynn, what has happened to attorney general sessions and others is all of a piece. there is a very dangerous and very effective destabilization campaign under way against this president, his administration and his agenda. >> all right. with me now, brian stelter, cnn media correspondent and host of "reliable sources" and the man who broke this crowley plagiarism story, andrew kaczynski. we heard her very forceful defense but at the end of the day you founding evidence this is total bs. >> her comments are bananas. >> bananas? >> bananas. like none of the stuff that we reported has been debunked. no one ever asked for a correction. it's -- i mean it's very
straightforward if you look at our articles. we put everything side by side. there really is no defense of it. so i don't even basically know what to say other than that. >> so you say b-a-n-a-n-a-s to this. you, sir, her book has been yanked. hannity didn't even push back when you listen to her on his show. is this just a world of alternative facts and file it under that? >> it really is. i don't have any other fruits to reference but this is how alternative facts are created. whether on the right or the left, in this case it's partly due to shawn sean hannity not challenging monica crowley at all. to suggest that her editor has her back and this book was completely okay, the book was pulled from the shelves. harper collins had to step in in this case. monica crowley can try to repair her reputation but she's doing
it in ways that are untrue. it's making people worse by misleading people. >> what did harper collins say? >> well, harper collins pulled the book. i can't exactly remember what their statement was. something alodng the lines, we are pulling the book until she can update it with citations for her book. that book still has not been updated. they are not reselling it. you can't buy a kindle version or anything. so, again, what is she talking about? >> i put this as much on hannity particularly as i do on her. you know, if you're going to try to rehabilitate someone, but do it by letting them mislead viewers about what actually happened, i think that's disappointing. so that's kind of on hannity. she did seem to come in with prepared remarks trying to discredit your story but the evidence was plain as night -- plain as day. we rarely see plagiarism examples that are this cut and dry. we'll see what she does next. i'm not sure what the role is for someone who has to give up a
government role who has left fox news. >> let's follow up on the settlement over at fox. >> this is another settlement between fox news' parent company and an employee who says they were sexually harassed. last summer, the fall of roger ailes over harassment allegations. we can show you the latest statement from tamara holder. she said she was assaulted by an executive there in 2015. fox has confirmed this saying that she reported an incident of sexual assault the prior year. once she did notify fox, the company investigated the matter, took decisive action for which miss holder thanks the network. her contract expired january 1st and she left the network. fox is grateful for her many contributions and wishes her continued success, in other words, trying to make the best of a terrible situation here. the company trying to do the right thing after this assault allegation that she made. but this is another example almost eight months after the
ailes' incidents went down and ailes had to resign, this is still a challenge for the murdochs, for the owners of 21st century fox, that they continue to deal with harassment and assault allegations from former employees of the network. >> brian, thank you. andrew, thank you very much. let's roll on, hour two. all right, we continue on, you're watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. the most republican -- powerful republican in congress just rolled up his sleeves today, laid it out all on the line for this new plan to replace obamacare. seven years of promises have led to right now, house speaker paul ryan said today, and he made it clear to his fellow republicans, you are either with us or you are against us. >> this is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing obamacare. the time is here, the time is now. this is the moment and this is the closest this willve