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presidential persuasion. trump tries to make a deal on health care with reluctant republicans. >> these folks were nos, and now every single one is a yes. >> can the president get his own party on board? the man behind the plan. department of health and human services secretary dr. tom price will be here live, and no joke. >> as far as wire tapping i guess, you know, by this past administration, at least we have something in common. >> the fbi director heads to congress to testify tomorrow. will he tell them that the
president's evidence-free wire tapping allegation is a lie? plus, travel ban battle. a judge overturns the president's do-over and uses his own words against him. >> an unprecedented judicial overreach. >> will the president push his case all the way to the supreme court? and the best political minds will be here with insights on what happens next. >> hello. i'm jake tapner washington where the state of our union is currently on lockdown, well, not literally but secret service alarms halt the white house have gone off twice in fewer than 24 hours. late last night police arrested a man who drove his car up to the white house checkpoint and claimed to have a bomb inside. bomb technicians have so far not found a device. this just hours after another man jumped a barricade outside the white house grounds. he was apprehended by the secret service before he made it to the fence.
president trump thankfully was not in any physical danger. he's currently at mar-a-lago this weekend where he was spotted playing some golf and presumably gearing up for a very busy week in washington. he might be in some political danger, however, tomorrow when fbi director comey testifies before the first public hearings on the congressional investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. election. it's clear that the fbi director believes the president's claims of wire tapping to be false and it is anticipated that he'll state that before the whole world tomorrow. it will be a busy weeks. on tuesday senators begin their questioning of trump's supreme court judge gorsuch and on thursday they plan a vote on president trump's plan to repeal and replace obamacare and what's in the bill and can it pass? let's talk about it with secretary tom price of the health and human services. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks, jake. wonderful to be with you this morning. >> let's talk about this promise of what president trump said this bill would be. he seemed to have been very clear to "the washington post" in january he said, quote, we're
going to have insurance for everybody, and he told cbs the following during the campaign. take a listen. >> universal health care in is. >> i am going to take care of everybody. i don't care if it costs me votes or not. >> who mays for it? >> the government is going to pay for it but we'll save so much money on the other side. >> now, dr. price, i know i don't need to tell you there's no study that suggests it will provide insurance for every american. non-partisan congressional budget office say 24 million fewer americans will have coverage under the president's plan. how do you justify to the millions of voters who believed president trump that there will be insurance for everyone when there clearly is not be? >> the president is committed to that as am i and those of us at the department of health and human services. the fact of the matter is this bill moving through congress right now is simply the first step in this process. the three steps include not just this bill, but the administrative changes that we're able to put in place at the department of health and
human services. all those regulations and rules put forward by the previous administration. many harmed patients and drove up costs. we're going to look at every one of them hand make certain that we have those in place that actually help patients and drive down costs, and if they hurt patients and drive up costs we're going to do away with them and then the third bucket, the think part of all of this are the other pieces of legislation that are worth moving through congress literally as we speak so the plan in its entirety is the one that the president has assured the american people every single american will have access to affordable coverage that works for them, not for government, hand that's what we have in mind. >> with all due respect, sir, there is a difference between access to insurance and insurance, and there will be according to the cbo projection and others millions of americans who will not be able to afford insurance who will not have it anymore, so when you talk about the goal being everyone having insurance and president trump was very clear if they couldn't afford it the government would pay for it, are you talking about after the three steps, or
are you talking about even longer down the road? >> well, again, remember what the congressional budget office looked at was simply this first piece of legislation which is not the plan in its entirety. imagine, full, a system that actually drives down costs of health coverage for individuals. that's the one we envision. imagine, full, a system that actually provides patients with an array of options, something that works for them, not that the government dictates to them that they must purchase but something that works for them show they can see the doctor that they want to see, they can see the health care provider that they want to see, they can go to the hospital that they want to go to. those are the kinds of new things in a plan that we envision and parts one, two and three will accomplish all of that. that's what the president is talking about. >> so just to put a button on this. you're saying that after the third part of this has passed and the president has signed it into law and time has gone on so that it's been implemented every american will have insurance. there will be universal coverage? >> every american will have access to the kind of coverage that they want. remember what the president talked about in his joint
session? he shade that we've got to make certain that those with pre-existing illness and injury are covered, we need to make certain that we provide the states the kind of flexibility that they need to fashion their medicaid program for their vulnerable population in a way that actually works for patients, to make certain that we have tax credits for folks so every single american has the financial feasibility to purchase coverage, to address the purchase across state lines and make certain that we're driving down drug costs and to make certain that we address the lawsuit abuse that exists in our country in health care that drives up the costs for so many individuals so the plan in its entirety is one we believe will be strong, will be efficient and will make it so that every single american has access to the kind of coverage that they want, not that the government forces them to buy. >> right, and i get the idea of access, but the president didn't say everyone would have access to insurance. he said everyone would have insurance. one of the reasons that had the cbo projects there will be so many uninsured is because this bill would end the obamacare
medicaid expansion that provided insurance to 11 million americans. during his speech to the joint session of congress, president trump had this to say about medicaid. take a listen. >> we will give our state governors the resources and flexibility they need with medicaid to make sure no one is left out. [ applause ] >> no one is left out, but there are four republican governors, as i'm sure you know, kasich, snider, sandoval and hutchinson who say this bill does not live up to the pryne polls enumerated by president trump and wrote to the congressional leaders saying, quote, the current version of the house bill does not meet this test. it provides almost new -- no new flexibility for states and does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out and shifts new significant costs to states. mr. secretary, these are republican governors that are objecting to your plan saying that you're going to be leaving people out. it's not just a question of access. a lot of americans are going to be left behind because the
medicaid expansion will be ended and there are fewer resources that will go their way. what is your message to these republican governors? >> i hate to sound like a broken record but what they are looking at is not the plan. what they are looking at is this first piece of legislation and as you and they know you can't put the kind of flexibility that's necessary for them to be able to fashion their program for their vulnerable population in the way that they see fit in the first piece of legislation which is why that's this three-phase or three parts or three legs of a stool plan. i've talked to countless governors, including the four that signed that letter, and -- and talked about the kind of flexibility that they want and they desire to make certain that they are able to put in place a plan that cares for their vulnerable population. they are incredibly supportive of the kinds of things that we're talking about in that administrative phase and in the third naze where we actually are able to get to some of the insurance reforms that you can't get to because of the rules of the senate in the first. at the end of the day this isn't about just the process that we go through here in washington.
this is about whether or not the american people are going to get the health care that they need. right now many of them have health coverage. they have got an insurance card but they aren't getting the chair that they need because of the premiums that are increased and deductibles are up that they can't afford. a third of the counties in the nation that have only one insurance provider on the exchange. five states only have one insurance provider. that's not a program that's working for the american people. may work for government. may work for insurance, but it doesn't work for people, and that's what our goal is to put in a place a system that actually works for the american people. >> but one of the things that critics are saying, including republican crickets, is that, first of all, premiums are going to go down for younger americans, yes, under your plan, but they are going to go up significantly for americans between the ages of 50 and 64, and that might price some of them out of the market and they are not going to get the same kind of compensation from the government in terms of the refundable tax credits that they were getting from the obamacare
stipends that they were being given and then in terms of the medicaid expansion those governors are saying you're going to be taking away the money that we need for this medicaid expansion so when you say that more americans will have access to health insurance, that's not going to mean much to these people who can't afford it. >> this is really an important point because we -- we need to stop in washington measuring the success of programs by how much money we're putting into it. imagine a med sailed system that actually works better for patients, provides higher services for patients, is more tailored to the patients that are actually using it and costs less. that's the kind of system that we envision because it's actually possible if you put in place the kind of flexibilities and improvements in a program, again, that allows states to determine how best to care for that vulnerable population. this is really an important point because this isn't just this first piece of legislation. if you look at the plan in its entirety it's one that will work better for states, better for patients and better for the doctors trying to provide the
care. there are a lot of physicians out there and a lot of other providers that have looked hat the current system and said i can't care for my patients in the way that we believe to be most appropriate because of the rules and regulations and because of the stipulations and because of the costs that have been injected into the program so imagine, if you will, a system that puts patients at the center of it as opposed to insurance companies or the government. that's a system that we believe we can put in place, one that will work, a transition over a period of time to make shower that nobody falls through the cracks. that's the kind of plan that we believe will work for the american people. >> well, it sounds utopian, but i have to say you criticized the medicaid program because one in three doctors don't take medicaid patients, and then you talk -- but the reason that they don't, according to experts, is because the reimbursement rate is so low. i don't know how you're going to improve medicaid if you're taking money away from medicaid. the problem is that doctors are not getting paid enough and you're saying, okay, but we're going to do better with less money, and i don't know an
economist who thinks that's going to work. >> every time you -- every time you peel back that onion a little bit you drill down and look at it specifically you can see where there are wonderful opportunities for improvement in the system. the medicaid program actually covers four different groups in our population, seniors, disabled, healthy moms and kids, and yet what the federal government says to the states is you must treat those healthy moms and kids, you must have a plan for those healthy moms and kids that's exactly the same as the seniors and the disabled. that doesn't make sense to anybody who is looking at this, not just to health care economists or individuals who are experts on financing and delivery of health care by the common american ordinary people say well that doesn't make any sense. if you're caring for moms and kids in the same way you're caring for disabled and the aged, so think about, imagine a system, if you will, that actually responds to the needs of those healthy moms and kids in a much more flexible and responsive manner. you can save huge amounts of money so that you've got greater resources to care for those who
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welcome back. tomorrow marks the first day of public hearings into whether president trump or any of his associates had any inappropriate contacts with russians, especially those known to u.s. intelligence during the campaign. the house intelligence committee at president trump's request is also looking into his evidence-free and apparently just plain false claim that president obama wire tapped him at trump tower during the campaign. fbi director comby will have to respond to that allegation when he talks about that tomorrow. let's talk about that and more with senator tom cotton from arkansas live from jerusalem where he's on a fact-finding mission with other members of congress. senator cotton, i'm sure you must be very jet lagged. thanks so much for joining us. >> good morning, jake. greetings from the holy land. >> appreciate it. >> fbi director comey scheduled to testify tomorrow before the house intelligence committee. lawmakers have asked him to clear up this wild allegation by president trump that former president obama wiretapped him
at trump tower before the election. you're on the senate intelligence committee. if comey testifies that there's no evidence wiretapping, do you think president trump needs to apologize to the public and to president obama so that this whole episode can be put behind him? >> jake, we'll see what director comey testifies about tomorrow. i've been on this trip since thursday night, but i do understand that documents were also delivered to the committee on friday by the department of justice and the fbi. like the house committee, the intelligence committee will review the specific claim but i think we look at the broader context here. as you said, the house committee hearing tomorrow will be in part about the unsubstantiated allegations in the media and by democrats of collusion between trump associates and russian intelligence and we have two very high ranking obama administration intelligence officers who have disputed that claim, first, jim clapper, the director of national intelligence under barack obama a couple weeks ago said he had
seen no evidence of such collusion and then just this past week, michael morel, the acting director of the cia and endorsed hillary clinton said there's no fire here, not a camp fire, not a candle, not even a little spark of any kind of collusion. i think ultimately that matters more to most americans given the nature of the allegations made in the past several months about donald trump and his campaign and some of his associates. >> well, i don't know exactly to whom you're referring in terms of accusations of collusion but certainly if anybody who got that wrong should correct the record if there's no evidence at end of the investigation to suggest it, but what i was asking you about is the evidence-free allegation made by president trump, specifically that president obama had him wiretapped at trump tower. just as a matter of record, you're on the senate intelligence committee, do you know of any evidence to support that allegation? >> jake, not that i've seen or i'm aware of but as with all the other claims related to this matter the senate intelligence committee will be taking them seriously and approaching it in
a deliberative fashion to review not only documents from the past year but also taking testimony of several witnesses. the house intelligence committee is holding an open hearing tomorrow. the senate intelligence committee will be following in that path a little bit late they are month. we've been looking into russia's activities now for quite some time. we've also had hearings on some of the allegations made publicly and we'll continue to do so and i hope we can make as many of our findings public as possible. >> turning to obamacare, you've been very critical of the bill supported by our previous guest dr. price, president trump, house republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. you've warned that this bill could put the house republican majority at risk. one major concern about the plan is the way it might impact lower income americans. you come from arkansas which is one of the poorest states in the country. if you were designing the plan on your own, would you get rid of the medicaid expansion that brought coverage to 250,000 people in your state? >> jake, first, let me say i
served with tom price in the house of representatives and consider him a good friend. he had legislation as a congr s congressman that i think is a lot better than the house bill currently under consideration. the medicaid expansion i think needs to be part of medicaid transformation and that's what the house bill moved forward. it can be improved to some degree, but it's about a 70% or 80% solution, jake. the bigger problem with this legislation is on the private insurance market. i simply think that it's not going to work to bring down premiums for working arkansans orr a orr working americans around the country. we need to roum our sleeves and fix those problems rear than trying to rush to some arbitrary deadline. >> so i understand that you think medicaid transformation needs to take place, but your governor just wrote a letter to the senate majority leader and the house speaker, governor hutchinson, saying that this house bill, the obamacare replacement that trump -- president trump and dr. price are pushing doesn't provide
enough flexibility to governors and also doesn't provide enough resources. in short, they are saying this -- by removing the medicaid expansion that happened during obamacare, that helped provide health insurance to 250,000 arkansans, this replacement is going to take it away. does that concern you? >> jake, first, i agree that the legislation could provide more flexibility, more discretion to governors and legislatures. it also ought to include tougher provisions on accountability, but, second, there is an interaction between the medicaid parts of this bill and the private market parts of this bill. medicaid is a welfare program. it's primarily designed for the indigent elderly, the disabled, the blind and children. it's not designed for able-bodied adults. we want to get those people off of medicaid into a job and into market-based insurance. that's one reason why i worry that the private market provisions of this bill aren't adequate to bring down premiums, because ultimately in arkansas,
for instance, tens of thousand of people leave medicaid every year. i want to make sure that the market insurance system is working for them show they can afford health insurance and get off medicaid. >> "the washington post" reported this week that the u.s. military is likely to send up to 1,000 more u.s. troops into northern syria in the coming weeks as part of the fight against isis. you are a veteran and have served on the armed services committee. do you support sending these additional troops? >> jake, i'll review what secretary mattis and the central command recommend as i'm sure president trump is doing so. i don't think we ought to set arbitrary troop caps and that's when barack obama did for eight years in iraq and afghanistan. we need to look at the types and number of troops necessary to accomplish the mission. on this trip to lebanon and jordan and israel and one consistent thing i've heard is the threat that iran poses. the answer said to most questions in the middle east is iran and without iran and
hezbollah and their activities in syria it's a big question whether or not the islamic state would have risen to the power that they have now, so we have to ultimately destroy the islamic state, but if we don't roll back iran's gains throughout the region we're not going to have stability and we're not going to defend u.s. interests to the degree that we should. >> i want to the ask you about the scandal involving the sharing of sexually explicit images of marines by marines. some of the people whose photos have been shared are complaining that the pentagon is not moving quickly enough to investigate this matter, that they don't take the basic charge of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women soldiers, women marines seriously new. as a veteran, as a member of the armed services committee, do you agree with that concern? >> well, this behavior by marines and likely when the investigation expands by troops from the other services is extremely disappointing. you don't need to have the law read to you. don't need a regulation or policy stated to you as a young man or woman in our armed
services to know that this kind of behavior is unacceptable. we had testimony earlier this week from the commandant of the marine corps and the sergeant minimum wage orthoof the marine corps. i can tell you they take it with extreme seriousness and they are moving forward as quickly as they can with the investigation. this information just recently came to light so the investigation is still in its early stages. i'm confident they are going to hold every marine accountable and the service chiefs of the other three services if such behavior occurred in their services as well will do the exact same thing because we have a zero tolerance policy for this kind of behavior in our armed norses and every soldier, sailor, marine and airman knows better, whether or not they had a lawyer reading the law to them or not. >> just to clarify. do you know that there are other instances of not just just marines and sailors, soldiers, et cetera, doing this, or you're just supposing that it probably is true? >> i do not, jake, but based upon the testimony we've heard earlier this week and the briefings we've received it's at least a possibility.
we're still in the very early stages. it's unclear, for instance, how many of these -- the members of this message board were still on active duty of the reserves versus has retired and were claiming to still be in the marine corps. that's why i say it's in the earl el stages and we will follow facts where they take us but even one person participating in this kind of activity is too much and any young man or woman in the armed norses knows better than this. i can tell you that from firsthand experience. >> senator cotton, good luck over there. safe traffic. thanks very much. >> thanks, jake. coming up, president trump hits the road to sell his obamacare alternative, but can the deal-maker get this one done? >> the bill that i will ultimately sign, and that will be a bill where everybody is going to get into the room and we're going to get it done. america's beverage companies have come together to
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how is that voting for you, middle class and working class counties would do far less well under this bill? >> a lot of things aren't consistent but these will be negotiated. we will take care of our people or i'm not signing it, okay, just so you understand. >> possibly mixed messages from president trump who says he's 100% behind the bill but also it's up for negotiation and maybe he won't sign it. could it be his heart is not in the fight. let's talk to the panel. we have with us cnn political commentator bakari sellers, marcia blackburn and former white house communications jen psaki and gem demint of the heritage foundation. thanks for being here. welcome, your first appearance here and yours as well. >> thank you. >> how to interpret what president trump just said in that clip with tucker carlson
with what tom price said earlier in this show. he's saying -- president trump granting the point that his voters also do worse under this bill and tom price selling rainbows and sunshine. >> the president is definitely in this. marcia has been at the white house and i have, too. he's very engaged and very open to improve the bill but he's very supportive of the idea of getting this repeal through. the first part of every conversation you have with him is how destructive obamacare has been to our health care system, so he's ready for listen to improvements. everything we've talked about. i think marcia and chairman walker got some improvements last week, but he's very supportive of getting this bill through. >> what do you think, jim, when you watch the president talked compared to what dr. price? >> he had to satisfy the republican base to push for this. >> the repeal. >> >> now the question becomes as he looks in the detail, as many in the public are looking
at at what the alternatives are and what it would mean in terms of taking health care away from people, poor people, people who really need help. is this something he's really going to stand behind and we haven't really seen -- i wouldn't say confidently that he's going to do that, because obamacare has become more popular. it's something that people -- it's health care in america today. it shouldn't be a partisan issue and it that's how you're seeing it play out in a lot of states across the country. >> congressman, let me ask you. one of the things you've always told us that you like about president trump and clearly enough americans agree is you know where he stands on issues. you know how he feels about issues and he says what he says. listen to president trump talking about whether or not health care should have been his first priority. this is just from the other day in your home state of tennessee. >> finally i want to get to taxes. i want to cut the hell out of taxes, but -- but before i can
do that, i would have loved to have put it first, i'll be honest. >> he would have loved to have put it first. he would love to be debating tax reform right now and not health care reform. >> yes, burt you take the thing that was promised and repeal obamacare and clean this situation up. market is imploding. it is not sustainable. we have one-third of the counties in this country with one provider, another third with only two providers and so, jake, you have to do it. it's a he have lift, yes. do you need to sometimes hit the bad news and the heavy lift first? think so, and -- and -- >> why is this -- why do republicans say this, that the market is imploding and it's not sustainable? according to the cbo and according to standard & poor's. >> i can tell you why they say that. >> we'll do you after her. >> you can look at the escalation and the rates. you can look at the mandated benefits, what it is causing and you can look at who is going in and providing health care.
i've met with my insurance companies. what do they say? this insurance marketplace in the individual markets when you have a third of the counties in the country with one provider willing to off the product that is there, that is a problem. now the goal is to have everyone with access to affordable health care. the president understands that. you can go back to the blair house health care summit, february 25thth, 2010. we laid out a private sector approach. the democrats laid out a government approach. we tried theirs. it didn't work. let's do -- >> to answer your question directly, the reason republican leadership and the reason the president. united states are parroting that obamacare is in a death spiral. the ceo of aetna said this and the sweetener that congressman blackburn and the gop leadership have put in for health care ceos
where they can deduct income over $500,000 means they will be able to parrot more of the talking points. >> that's not right, bakari. >> the obamacare premium increases that we see, we know they need to be fixed. any democrat will tell you that, but it affects 3% of the population. the fact is congressman black burnings her republican colleagues led by paul ryan have put out a bill which is going to hurt the low income, the disabled, women who are bearing children. 24 million people are going to be kicked off of health insurance. >> that is incorrect. >> i'm just quoting the cbo. >> 24 million -- >> some of the 24 million will choose to not have health insurance. >> allowing some people to have some freedom and some choice and what we know is obamacare with the mandates has not worked. it has driven the price of health care insurance up. >> you say the mandate, but explain to me this. you eliminate the tax. however, individuals who choose not to get insurance, they then have to pay a 30% deductible for the next increase in their
deductible for the next two years so although it's not a tax to the government, the people that win in this are insurance companies. >> what you have to look at is what is happening right now. >> people have insurance right now. >> bakari, they cannot afford to use it and that's as false hope. that's the biggest complaint we get in our office. the insurance is so expensive they can't afford it without a subs difficult. out of the 9 million people that are in the marketplace, only 2 million buy it without a subsidy, and then it is -- it just breaks my heart to hear from people they cannot afford it because their deductibles are $6,000, $10,000, $12,000. >> prediction for thursday. is this going to pass? >> not without improvements. >> not without improvements. >> we'll take a very quick break. we'll come back. movement truth, the fbi director will testify before congress tomorrow. will he despite the president's wiretapping claim? that story next. rcedes-benz family of vans. including the full-sized sprinter and the mid-sized metris.
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as far as wiretapping, i guess, you know, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps. [ laughter ] >> president trump saying he might have some common ground with german chancellor angela merkel because he, too, was wiretapped by president obama. that, of course, is an accusation contradicted by every major intelligence leader in the government. merkel apparently seemed unamused by president trump's remarks though it's tough to tell. she generally has a poker face but she was actually surveilled by the nsa during the obama administration. maybe that's what her expression is back with me. jen, were you the former communications director with president obama. i don't know if you've spoken with him recently, but i know that there is no credible source that says that this allegation is true. how -- how is president obama taking this? >> you know, i worked for him for ten years, and he's dealt
with a lot worse than some unhinged tweets on a saturday morning, so i think he's like many people where he's looking at this situation thinking what is this about? how we're starting to reach a phase where the credibility of the president of the united states regardless of your political background is starting to be questioned and he's put that the in place himself so i expect tomorrow when comey testifies this will be put to rest. i don't think president obama is waiting for an apology. we can stop talking about that, but there are some questions here about what president trump is doing to his own credibility around the world, and that's a real problem for our national security and for our position around the world. >> congressman, let me ask you because i think you and i agree it would be great if we didn't have the tweets and the conspiracy theories and we could just talk about policy, obamacare replacements, et cetera, more and more. >> right. >> do you ever get up in the morning and say please stop? do you ever say that to yourself? >> there are times that i think this is not something i would have done.
>> i'll take that as a yes. >> and, you know, sometimes i -- i -- i'm one of those and maybe it's the southern in me, bakari, i say sometimes the less said is better. >> bless his heart. >> and you're somebody who -- you left the senate to go -- to focus even more on policy. >> right. >> at the heritage foundation and i'm sure you would love to be only talking about policy this morning, but now i'm asking you about this apparently false conspiracy theory that president trump put out there. does this bother you as a conservative voice in washington, d.c. that wants to talk about the issues, the things that president trump can theoretically actually do for the american people? >> obviously we don't like distractions because there's a lot of things we can do to get americans back to work and get our economy going and deal with our debt and that is going to involve a lot of activity in congress. i just see this as something that congress is going to look into. i don't have access to the classified data. i don't know what president trump has seen, so hopefully we can just keep this on the side,
keep congress working on it and get obamacare repealed and get some tax reform and tax cuts going and get some of the regulations off the back of business. that's what the president is here for. that's what we work on. >> the biggest problem with this is that the president of the united states lied, and -- and, you know, we can beat around the bush and call whatever we want to call it but the president of the united states lied to the american public, and even more troubling than that, we found out that not only does he just get his news from froks, box bu gets his foreign intelligence from fox. >> i think you're pushing a little too far there. >> this is what he stated. i'm not making this up. we can go back and roll the tape. >> let's let the intel committee, we don't know. let's let the intel committee do their work and find out what the entire process is with russia, with all of this, with the tapping of other people -- >> did the president, did the
44th president of the united states wiretap donald trump, yes or no. >> let's let had the intel committee do their job and then let them opine on it and then be able to -- >> i will say this, bakari. >> this president -- >> president obama politicized every agency. nothing would surprise me so i'm going to withhold judgment. >> you think -- you think -- it wouldn't surprise you if president obama committed an impeachable offense. >> once i've seen what he's done around the world through our state department, what he's done with his agencies to push a political agenda, jake, there's not much that would surprise me. >> i mean, i have to say, with all due respect that politicizing agencies is exactly what president trump is doing which is questioning what the department of justice has done, which is exactly what he's doing in this case. he questioned the intelligence community. >> jen, no one has politicized justice more than president obama. >> over the course of time i realize that's a republican talking point, but i don't think that's what we're seeing. >> it's not a that you canning point. >> what we've seen happen over
the course of the last few years. >> the problem, jen, what we're seeing is we have republican leaders here at this table that refuse to call donald trump's lie had a lie. this isn't the first time. donald trump came out -- >> let's let the intel committee do their work. >> he shade millions of people voted improperly. >> they did not. >> director comey comes out and you -- >> and you move on. >> it's not our policy but our position in the world. >> this is a huge distraction. we need to get on with the business of the country here. >> yes, that's exactly right. people want to see delivery. the deliver rabbles are getting obamacare off the book, reforming the tax code, securing this nation, looking at retirement. >> i get that, but who is -- it's president trump that is doing this. >> doing in. >> i mean, he talked about it on friday in front of angela merkel. >> and the american people would like to see congress and the white house, the administration, working together to address the issues that focus on them.
>> they would also like a president to tell the truth. he and the white house. >> all right. >> they would like for everyone to tell the truth, everyone. >> thanks one and all for being here. really appreciate. coming up after the break, is president trump embroiled in a rap beef? that's this week's start of the cartoonian. next. >> follow the first 100 days of the presidency and gain insights through data on the cnn politics app built with c.a. technologies. download at the app store.
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beastie boys gave him shout outs. he's gotten dozens of mentions but the rapper whom president trump called a great guy and a friend, snoop dogg busting like a bubble. trump and long beach together now you know you're in trouble for this week's state of cartoonion. this week president trump was attacked by a dog but not an actual dog. it was rapper snoop dogg. ♪ the hip hop star released a controversial video in which he fires a fake gun at a clown called ronald trump who resembles donald trump. the president fired back at snoop via twitter saying the rapper's career is failing and saying there's a double standard. of course in terms of that double standards rocker ted nugent said plenty and violent
and racist things about barack obama and hillary clinton. >> a chicago communist raised subhuman mongrel gangster barack obama. >> snoop dogg is known for hard core lyrics. some say he went too far. that includes marco rubio. senator ted cruz whom trump nicknamed. >> lying ted. >> snoop shouldn't have done that. >> i think it really is in poor taste to be making fun of murdering someone and assassinating the president. >> reporter: the falling out is odd. not long ago they appeared to be friends. trump on larry king show praised snoop. >> i regard him as a caring, compassionate loving guy. >> he's a cool guy. i agree 100%.
>> reporter: in 2011 snoop dropped zingers. >> he says he want to run for president. why not? it wouldn't be the first time he pushed a black family out of their home. on the real, you know i got love for you. >> reporter: now snoop is this trump's dog house. we don't think the president will be inviting him to the white house to sip on gin and juice any time soon. fo shizzle. >> thanks for spending your sunday morning with us. you can catch us here weekdays on the lead. i'm jake tapper in washington. fareed zakaria, gps is next. have a great day. all right flows downstream... both ways. all right says i dare... and sometimes i do...
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