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good morning. it is deadline day for the house intelligence committee. what information will the justice department hand over about the president's wiretapping claims. and not going quietly after being fired from president trump. why did the president go back on his word on preet bharara. we will show you how the house speaker is softening expectations and dealing with anger among colleagues. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
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it is monday, march 13th. time to get your brackets filled out. as an american, you should. >> time honored tradition. >> you need tips? don't ask me. great fun. this morning, also much of the white house. they want to advance on health care other issues, but coming back to the president's wiret wiretapping claims. asking to hand over evidence to back up that president obama ordered the phones tapped. >> and the white house still offered ear o eed zero evidencet it. one lawmaker is demanding more information. we have athena jones with more rmt. >> reporter: good morning. the house intelligence committee sent a letter last week asking
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to provide all relevant documents regarding the president's explosive wiretapping allegations against his predecessor. there is no indication that the white house or the department of justice is pre-tard pare to off evidence. many republicans very much want to see. here is what john mccain had to say about all this on state of the i don't know cunion. >> our director clapper said there was no truth to that allegation. i think the president has one of two choices. retract or provide the information that the american people deserve. >> reporter: one thing that is interest to note here, the department of justice is asked to provide the documents. it was about a week ago that james comey asked the department of justice to publicly refute the president's baseless claims saying they were simply not
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true. the department of justice has declined to do that, but it is note worthy this is the agency tasked with providing this evidence. evidence that several officials say simply doesn't exist. christine. dave. >> athena at the white house. kellyanne conway with another explosive allegation offered without any proof. speaking to the record of new jersey. the surveillance of trump tower may have been broader than wiretapping. >> sur available each other now. there was an article this week that talked about surveil someone through their phones and through their television sets. any number of different ways. microwaves that turn into cameras. we know that say fact of modern life. >> conway can place the claims in the wikileaks documents that surfaced last week suggesting
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the cia is using tech devices to spy. long time donald trump associate roger stone admits having contact with guccifer 2.0. that is the shadowy online persona claiming to hack the dnc. he said he did have a few brief exchange as insist they occurred last suggest after the dnc had been hacked. stone claims the timing proofs he is not collude with the russians. firing of 46 u.s. attorneys. many officials finding out they were dismissed through media reports. the firings could not have been handled worse with dozens of court cases hanging in the balance. the case with preet bharara was getting the most attention. he refused to resign.
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engaging in a standoff with the president. he was told on saturday he was fired. listen to him talking to reporters in november after meeting with the president and told he could keep his job. >> we had a good meeting. i said i would consider staying on. i expect to work. >> an administration source tells cnn the president originally offered to keep preet bharara on as a favor to chuck schumer. bharara adding to the intrigue by adding, now i know what the commission must have felt like. that is a reference to the new york state commission set up to look into public corruption before being shutdown. it is not clear where bharara is suggesting he was investigating mr. trump. >> a powerful office. he is known as the sheriff of wall street. really very important cases. both sides of the obamacare repeal battle waiting for
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analysis by the congressional budget office. it will hold a number of estimates, including the overall cost of the republican bill and how many could lose insurance. republicans have been busy minimizing the importance of the cbo score. among them, paul ryan, the house speaker. >> the one thing that will happen is cbo is not as many get coverage. this is not a government mandate. this is not the government makes you buy what we say you should buy and you should buy it. there is no way you can compete with on paper a government mandate with coverage. >> there is growing frustration with speaker ryan with many in congress. especially rand paul. he accuses ryan of being misleading. >> you know what i hear? it is a binary choice. mi his way or the highway. it is the ryan plan or the status quo.
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he rammed through his committee is his without amendment. that's the question. if we get what we got from ryan, obamacare-lite, he will not have the votes. >> another top republican senator sounding the alarm warning his house colleagues of dire consequences for passing the current bill. >> do not walk the plank and wa pass a bill. i'm afraid if they vote for this bill, they will put the house majority at risk next year. >> the house budget committee is expected to take up the bill on wednesday. former chair of the committee current health and human services secretary tom price making this bold declaration. >> i firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process we're going through. understanding they have choices to select the coverage that they want for themselves and families. not the government forcing them to buy.
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>> price's claim that quote nobody will be worse off financially drawing fire from the right. conservative web site breitbart declaring him for the lie of the year. cnn hosts a town hall with secretary price on wednesday night. the senior white house official tells us the west wing will focus on health care this week with the president and vice president engaged on the subject. after months of calling the government's jobs data fake, phony and hoax. the first monthly reading is strong for president trump. the trump administration officials and president offer confusing analysis. >> i talked to the president prior to this. he said to quote clearly. they may have been phony in the past, but it is very real now. >> the economy is doing very, very well. and generally speaking, we're doing well. we really had a mess. we had a mess. believe me, it getting straightened out. >> we thought for a long time.
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i did, that the obama administration was manipulating the numbers that percentage rate look smaller than it actually was. >> get all that? the bureau of labor status has not changed since trump has taken office. the agency has used the same method since 1940. economists debate the best way. they offer a lot of statistics. there is no evidence that the bureau of labor -- it is really -- hopefully you put that to rest. are we putting this phony and fake stuff to rest? he needs them to count his 25 million jobs. >> gary cohen with sane words the jobs data on friday. this is right in line with what it has been the last couple of
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years. >> i heard a lot of people saying this is the trump momentum. this is exactly this last february. exactly february before. they didn't believe those. they believe this one. >> it is keeping with the economic growth. first for president trump at 3:00 p.m. he meets with his cabinet. many recently confirmed with agriculture and labor still unfilled. the president is still scheduled to sign executive order plan for reorganizing the executive branch. the white house not releasing details. details about the intruder who breached white house security carrying a backpack with mace and letter to president trump. 26-year-old jonathan tran face s arraignment. he was discovered near the south residence before midnight. he was carrying a laptop,
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passport and book written by president trump. he had relevant information about russian hackers. mr. donald trump calling the incident sad. tran was able to scale the fence undetect undetected. >> it is unbelievable. a crisis overseas. what is the netherlands and tur turkey at odds? we go live to amsterdam.
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minor diplomatic incident. it has blown into a crisis diplomatically. the netherlands canceled rallies because of votes in turkey and here in the netherlands. turkey and president erdogan wants to whip up support for the referend referendum. that is why it is important for the rallies in europe. on the other hand, the netherlands has the contentious vote on wednesday. the elections. it is a more nationalistic tone here in the country. as a result, the netherlands canceled the turkey political rallies and refused to allow ministers to land here. turkey responded saying netherlands is fascist. 2000 people in rotterdam had to be disbursed.
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riot police here you see, being arrested with the headline we're in charge. this is the sentiment this incident plays into. whether or not this weighs in the minds of voters on wednesday, we will find out. >> atika shubert in amsterdam. thank you. iraqi troops charting progress in the push to drive isis out of the city of mosul. the military says 60% of western mosul has been liberated although 100,000 residents have been displaced. we are not getting a look at the museum left barren after isis destroyed thousands of relaicre. we have cnn's ben wedeman with a closer look. good to see you, ben. they did not necessarily destroy everything, correct? >> reporter: that's correct. isis put out a video on social media in february of 2015 which
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showed some of the members with sledgehammers and jackhammers destroying statues in the mosul museum. in early of 2014, before isis took over mosul, a mosul museum was slated for renovation. they moved several honey temperatu hundred items out of the museum and made cheap replicas. that is what we see in the video of the isis members toppling over. although isis has gone on a rampage throughout northern iraq, an area with 3,100 archaeological sites. some destroyed. this is the one story where it seems that the archaeological
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well, turns out that warm weather past couple of weeks was a massive head fake. a huge winter storm rolling into the northeast starting tonight. extending into tuesday. winter storm warnings posted for much of the east coast from
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virginia to massachusetts with a blizzard watch for four states. >> you should expect closures and flight cancellations and delays and rough commutes. 87 and sunny in l.a. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, christine and dave. over 100 million people under advisories and alerts. i impressive. 1 in 3 people dealing with the conditions in the next 24 hours. snow in chicago at this hour which is among the first time all year we have seen decent snow. the arctic blast in place. the storm system coming out of the plains will push in and interact with the system from the southeast. you put the energy together and bring the timing in monday night and tuesday morning. the potential for a significant amount of snow coming down is very high across the region. over 50 million people could see a foot of snow on tuesday afternoon. you take a look. parts of new york city, potentially higher totals and points to the east expand to
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connecticut and massachusetts as well. over 18 inches possible for tuesday afternoon and what is making the most impressive is when you consider how march began. 70 in central park on march 1st. 12 to 20 inches for tuesday afternoon. definitely a very interesting 24 to 36 hours ahead of us. >> very interesting. >> hunker down. snow days ahead. crazy kids climbing the walls. >> president trump ready to make a big push for the republican health care bill this week. could the congressional deadline for information on his wiretapping claims derail the whole agenda?
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and a powerful u.s. attorney out of a job, but not staying silent after being fired by president trump. why did the president reverse course on preet bharara's job? the white house speaker softening ahead of the congressional budget office score on the obamacare repeal plan. now senate republicans are venting in his direction. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> nice to see you. you have your snow shovels? the calm before the storm. i'm christine romans. as much as the white house will advance on the health care and other issues, the spotlight returns to the unfounded wiretapping claims. intelligence committee asked the justice department to hand over evidence to back up the allegation. his allegation that president obama personally ordered his phones tapped during the campaign. >> a week after president trump tweeted out that claim, the white house offered no evidence
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to support it. ahead of the deadline, one key lawmakers demanding an explanation. white house correspondent athena jones has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. the department of justice was sent a letter last week to provide all documents regarding the president's explosive wiretapping allegations against his predecessor. there is no case that the white house or department of justice is prepared to offer any evidence. this is something that members of congress, not just democrats, but republicans, very much want to see. here is what arizona senator john mccain had to say about this on "state of the union." >> our director of national intelligence clapper testified there was no truth to that allegation. i think the president has one of two choices. either retract or to provide the
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information that the american people deserve. >> reporter: one thing that is interesting to note. it is the department of justice asked to provide the documents. it was a week ago that james comey asked the department of justice to publicly refute the president's baseless claims saying they were not true. the department of justice has declined to do that, it is note worthy this is the agency that is being tasked with providing the evidence. evidence that several officials say simply doesn't exist. christine. dave. >> athena jones. long time trump associate roger stone admits with having talks with guccifer 2.0. the online persona claiming to hack the dnc. stone says he did have a few brief exchange and insists they occurred last august after the dnc had been hacked.
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stone claims he did not collude with the russians. growing resentment over the firing of 46 u.s. attorneys. many officials finding out they were dismissed through media reports. sources tell cnn they could not have been handled worse with dozens of court cases in the bang. the case of preet bharara is getting the most attention. bharara refusing to resign. engaging in a standoff with the president. he was told by the administration on saturday he was fired. listen to bharara talking to reporters in november after meeting with the president and told he could keep his job. >> we had a good meeting. i said i would absolutely consider staying on. i agreed to stay on. i expect i'll continue the work. >> the administration source telling cnn the president offered to keep bharara on as a favor to senator chuck schumer.
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the white house now shoe viview schumer as an obstructionist. now i know what the moreland commission must have felt like. the reference to the new york commission set up to look into corruption. not clear if bharara was investigating mr. trump. >> one of the real powerful attorneys in the country. some think he was the inspiration for the show "billions." most presidents do this. clean house with the attorneys. he is not doing anything completely unheard of. we will ask laura jarrett about this in the 5:00 hour. both sides in the obamacare repeal battle waiting analysis by the congressional budget office. that report expected today and will hold a trove of estimates. including the overall cost of the bill and how many could lose
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insurance if this goes into place. republicans have been busy minimizing the importance. cbo score. among them house speaker paul ryan. >> one thing i'm certain will happen is cbo will say not as many get coverage. this is not a government mandate. this is not the government makes you buy what we say you should buy. the government should think you should buy it. there is no way you can compete with on paper a government mandate with coverage. >> there is growing frustration with speaker ryan. among many in congress, especially rand paul. he accuses ryan of being misleading. >> i hear it is a binary choice, young man. what does that mean? his way or the highway. it is the ryan plan for the status quo. what he rammed through the committee is his without amendments. that's the question. if we get what we got from ryan, obamacare-lite, he will not have the votes. >> another top republican
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senator tom cotton sounding the alarm warning house colleagues of dire consequences for passing the current bill. >> do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the senate and have to face the consequences of that vote. i'm afraid if they vote for the bill, they will put the house majority at risk. >> the committee expected to take up the bill on wednesday. the former chairman of that committee, tom pryice, making this bold declaration. >> i firmly believe no one will be worse off with this coverage. they can decide for them seems. >> the claim that nobody will be course off is drawing fierce issue from the right. cnn hosts a town hall with
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secretary price on wednesday night. the west wing will focus on health care with the president and vice president engaged on the subject. we await the official score from the cbo, there have issues with the tax cuts. the non-partisan committee on taxation. americans making more than $1 million a year will receive $165 billion in taxes over ten years. why a decrease? the affordable care act, obamacare, put in two taxes on the rich. covering individuals over 200,000. the first is a 0.9% tax on income earned above to help pay for medicare. the second is a 3.8% surcharge. those were used to pay for subsi subsidy. we have to wait for the cbo analysis to see what it costs the government and the replacement plan will pay for the tax credits.
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paid for by the rich. >> that's ahead of the massive tax overhaul that the president would like to do if he can get this through. details about the intruder who breached white house security friday night carrying a backpack. 26-year-old jonathan tran faces arraignment in u.s. district court this afternoon. he was discovered by a secret service agent in the south entrance just before midnight. he was carrying a laptop, passport and book written by trump. the letter claimed he had relevant information about russian hackers. mr. trump calling the issue sad and praising the efforts of the secret service. this despite the fact that, tr was able to scale the fence. and a comment about muslim children. the republican lawmakers was
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the rift deepening with turkey and the netherlands after turkey president says the dutch likening to nazis. and both countries prepare for major elections. cnn international correspondent atika shubert is live in amsterdam. is it still a chaotic scene? good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the streets are quieter now. a diplomatic level, it is tense. essentially should have been a minor incident, but blown crisi netherlands canceled rallies here. what is happening, in turkey, president erdogan wants to whip up support for the referendum to give him power. on wednesday, there is an election on wednesday in the
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netherlands. people wanting to see a more tougher line taken by the government. so what it ended up with is 2,000 people in front of the turkey consulate angry that they were not allowed to address rallies. erdogan saying netherlands was fa facist. they are pushing back the prime minister visit because of the rising tensions. >> atika shubert, live. thank you. iraqi troops charting progress in the push to drive out of mosul. the military says 60% of western mosul is liberated although 100,000 residents displaced. we are not getting a look at the museum left barren after countless relics were destroyed. or so we thought. we have ben wedeman live in
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irbil. that was a propaganda or public relations for isis when they took the artifacts. it is more complicated, isn't it? >> reporter: we were at that museum yesterday. it is still an active war zone in that part of western mosul. in february of 2015, christine, isis posted a video showing members with sledgehammers, jackhammers destroying what appeared to be ancient statues in the mosul museum. they were toppling over many more. it turns out that early in 2014, the mosul museum was slated for renovation. 1,700 items out of the 2,200 items in the collection were moved to baghdad for safekeeping. they were replaced in the displays by cheap plaster of paris replicas.
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it appears many of the priceles items were spared. although the isis lunatics did break up some of the winged bulls that were a symbol of the power of the syrian empire. we have one bright spot in a bleak landscape. what we have seen is time and time again, isis gone to ancient monuments and cities in northern iraq, bulldozed and dynamited them to smithereens. thank you, ben wedeman. >> prosecutors question the newly impeached president park geun-hye. she left the presidential man n mansion. in a statement, park said, i believe the truth will come out.
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all right. turns out the warm weather the past couple weeks is a monumental head fake. a huge storm rolling into the northeast. >> winter storm warnings from virginia to massachusetts. blizzard watch for four northeastern states. expect closings and flight
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cancellations and delays and brutal commutes. >> let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, dave and christine. conditions here where over 100 million people under advisories and alerts. impressive. 1 in 3 people dealing with the conditions over the next 24 hours. we have snow in chicago at this hour. that is among the first time all year we have seen decent snow. the arctic blast in place. storm system from the blaiplain will push in from the system from the southeast. you bring the times into monday into tuesday morning. the potential for significant snow coming down is high across the region. in fact, over 50 million people could see a foot of snow on tuesday afternoon. you take a look. parts of new york city potentially could see higher totals and appointmenpoints to expanding into connecticut and massachusetts. over 18 inches is possible into tuesday afternoon. what is making the most impre
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impressive is when you consider how march began. 70 degrees in central park on the 1st of march. 12 to 20 inches into tuesday afternoon. definitely a very interesting 24 to 36 hours ahead of us. >> it should be. thank you. five jewish centers in the u.s. and canada targeted on sunday. coming on the jewish holiday. for the center in rochester, new york, the second time in less than a week people forced to evacuate. it makes 154 total incidents nationwide. anger returning to the streets of ferguson, missouri. several arrests over the death of michael brown. people gathered outside a market after a new documentary claims the teenager did not rob the store as police indicated. brown was gunned down by a white
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police officer in august of 2014 shortly after leaving the store. it brought weeks of protests to the community. no word yet on how many were taken into custody. time to break out the brackets. selection sunday is in the books. and ncaa tournament field is set. villanova is the number one seed for the third time in school history. joining the wildcats is kansas, north carolina and gonzaga. the first teams play tomorrow night in dayton, ohio. >> i did really well two or three years ago. i honestly i just guessed. >> that suits you well this year. wide open a field. guessing should work well. another pressing political news. how will president trump react with aliens? alec baldwin returned to
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"saturday night live" to answer that question. >> here's what we're going to do. we're going to bring coal back. we're going to have so much coal, you will say where did all this coal come from? >> what about the aliens? they vaporized the state of california. >> new york city has been attacked. donald trump hotel has been destroyed causing $50 million in damage. >> more like $1 billion. >> no one was staying at the hotel. >> the white house is officially calling the bill the american health care act. and not as many people in the media calling it donald tru even for this, he said i don't want to take all the credit. that would be like kanye's next
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album is but enough about me. >> another skit that ivanka trump perfume. they called it complicit. it challenges her role. >> when she walks into the room, all eyes are on her. she's ivanka. >> is that scarlet johansson? let's get a check on cnn money stream. stock futures are lower right now. wall street gearing up for a big week. stocks in europe mixed in the first hour of trading. and an hour later here in the u.s., shares in asia with begins overnight. the fed starts a two-day policy meeting tomorrow. it will be a major test for the stock market. the trump rally slowed a little. major averages up slightly over the last two weeks.
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higher interest rates boost profits for banks. that is reflected in the stock market. it will make mortgages and adjustable rate loans more. many home equity lines are costly. cost of taking out a car loan will rise. interest rates on credit cards will i honcrease. the fed is looking at the labor market. now is the time for the rate hike. it could more leeway with the slowing economy. all of the issues with the ivanka trump fashion brand is a big boost of sales. u.s. sales of ivanka trump on amazon surging 332% from the same time last year. according to slice intelligence. macy's sales jumped 148%. analysts say the brand will continue to go well. especially overseas. it is now firmly associated with
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glamour and prestige of the white house. along with ivanka trump's image as a successful entrepreneur and working mother. she is very popular in china and asia. she is seen as the model for millennial women. >> and domestically as people circling the wagons saying we're defending our own. "early start" continues right now. >> deadline day for the house intelligence committee. what information will the justice department hand over about the president's wiretapping claims? a powerful u.s. attorney not going quietly. why did the president go back on his word with preet bharara? the congressional budget office sets to weigh in on the health care act. and dealing with anger among senate colleagues.
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good morning. welcome to early start. i'm dave briggs on the national mapping day. >> i am a. >> napper. >> i would love ten minutes with a good nap. it is monday, march 13th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. as much of the white house will advance the agenda on health care and other issue, the spotlight is on the wiretapping claims. the justice department is asking for evidence over the phone tapping during the campaign. >> a week after trump tweeted the claim, the white house has offered no evidence to support it. he ahead of the deadline, one is demands information. we have athena jones with more. >> reporter: the house intelligence committee sent a letter to the department of

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