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it's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced. we did not have quite the votes to replace this law. >> a vote aimed at replacing the affordable care act, obamacare quickly called off. what it might mean for the trump presidency. far right, presidential candidate meets with the russian leader vladimir putin. what she had so they about that meeting. and the london attacker. police hunt for answers to what led him to become radicalized. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta to our viewers here and around the world. i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
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it is 5:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. this was one of president trump's top priorities to overturn obamacare, but after weeks of negotiations, after last minute revisions, that effort ended in humbling failure. republican leaders pulled the replacement bill friday without a vote. >> reporter: president trump and house republican leaders tonight are grappling with a staggering health care defeat. the gop's long promised plan to repeal and replace the affordable care act pulled from the house floor after leaders determined the proposal lacked enough support to pass. >> we came really close today but we came up short. i will not sugar coat. this is a disappointing day for us. doing big things is hard. >> reporter: coming less than 24 hours after the president issued an ultimatum to house
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republicans, to move forward with the vote or he was ready to move on to other items on his agenda. >> we'll see how things go. i'd love to see it do well but it can't. it's imploding and soon will explode and it's not going to be pretty. >> reporter: the decision to call off the vote came after house speaker paul ryan left the capitol to visit the white house and deliver the message in person to the president that republicans did not have the votes to pass the plan. sources tell cnn a key part of that closed door conversation dealt with whether the president would take any responsibility for the decision to scrap the vote. as that meeting played out behind the scenes, the white house press secretary was publicly making the case to reporters that the president had done all he could to deliver a legislative victory. >> there's no question in my mind at least that the president and the team here have left everything on the field. >> reporter: part of the administration's push including dispatching vice president pence
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to meet with conservatives who were not entirely sold on the gop measure. and even though the mood from the white house sounded less optimistic, spicer still refused to throw in the towel. >> we have a president that's going to sign the bill if you pass it and now is the time. >> reporter: as the president refused to hint to what his next step would be if it didn't pass. >> did you rush it? >> we'll see what happens. >> reporter: what ultimately happened is members of the president's own party never got on board losing votes from moderate members. that included a late revision to eliminate the ten essential health benefits under obamacare. >> i'm in what is known as the tuesday group and i do not think that that is a good amendment. >> president trump seemed to
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shrug off the defeat but the winds of defeat are surely blowing his way and toward the speaker of the house, paul ryan. how will this affect the president's agenda moving forward? >> speaker ryan made very clear and the president has said this multiple times the next item on the agenda is tax reform. that's what they're looking forward to moving on to but that's not easy either. that is very complex, splits a lot of members in their own conference as well. i think the biggest question is whether it's on the agenda of tax reform or infrastructure or trade deals is will this congress and this white house figure out how to work together and get things done. i can tell you right now the optimism is certainly at a presidential career low at the moment. will it recover? i think that's an open question right now. >> thank you. important to point this out. no democrats backed the republican bill to roll back the affordable care act. when the president blamed them for its failures, democrats
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gladly agreed. here's what house minority leader nancy pelosi had to say after the bill died. >> today's a great day for our country. it's a victory for our american people. for seniors, for people with disabilities, for our children, for our veterans. also it's not just about the 24 million people who now won't have -- be off of health insurance, it's about the 155 million people who received their health benefits in the work place who will not be assaulted by some of the provisions that the republicans put in the bill. >> plus, there was this from the former democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. she tweeted, today was a victory for all americans and added this, as victory happened because people in their every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling the representatives, showing up at town hall meetings and making
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their voices heard. the back and forth over health care as called bernie sanders to say that washington is missing the big picture of all of this. it's the need for guaranteed health care for all americans regardless of income. sanders spoke to anderson cooper about why the republican bill would not have accomplished that goal. >> this was a $300 billion tax break for the top 2%, massive tax breaks for the drug companies and for the insurance companies and threw 24 million people off of health inshushs. significantly raised premiums for older workers and cut medicaid by $880 billion. poll after poll showed that is exactly what the american people did not want and democrats should take credit for killing a really, really bad piece of legislation. >> so what happens just over the next year? i mean, the president is saying this is going to fail on its own. democrats are going to come back
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to him a year from now trying to make a deal. >> well, you know, anderson, i look at life a little bit differently needless to say than the president does. i think one of the reasons this legislation went down today is that all over this country we had hundreds of thousands of people coming out to rallies, cnn covered town meetings where instead of having 20 or 30 people agreeing with the republican member of congress, let's cut social security and medicare, you had a thousand people showing up saying you know what? you're not going to triple the rates that i pay for health insurance. you're not going to throw me off on medicaid. people began the process of fighting back. we have got to continue that. the republican agenda, tax breaks for billionaires, massive cuts to health care, great increase in expenditures for the military budget, not acknowledging the reality of climate change, all of those -- all of those ideas are way out
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of touch with where the american people are. our job is to rally the american people to demand that the u.s. congress represent the middle class of this country, not just the 1%. >> what is your opinion on this republican notion that obamacare is going to explode, that it's going to -- it's in a death spiral, that it's going to explode? >> well, i think the evidence suggests that that is not the case, but on the other hand, what is fair to acknowledge is deductibles in many cases are too high, premiums are too high and while obamacare has slowed down the rate of health care increase it is going up much too fast, so what a sensible approach is is to say okay, here are the problems. give you one example. one example, anderson. could give you a million. a couple of years ago the last statistics that we had the five major drug companies in this country made $50 billion in profit. five companies charged the american people the highest
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prices in the world for prescription drugs. if we had medicare negotiating prescription drug prices, if we allowed pharmacists and distributors to buy lower cost medicine from canada and other countries we could lower the cost of prescription drugs, lower the cost of health care. trump has talked a lot about the high cost of prescription drugs. i suspect it was another lie. but let's work together. that's one way to save billions of dollars for americans in terms of health care costs. >> all right. let's get some analysis now on what this means for the trump administration and republicans with james davis, the dean of the school of economics and political science at the university in switzerland. it's a pleasure to have you. this was a big loss for republicans in the united states including the president who had promised to repeal and replace obamacare. after the bill died the speaker of the house set the tone. i want you to listen to this and we can talk about it here on the
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other side. >> i don't know what else to say other than obamacare is the law of the land. it's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced. we did not have quite the vote to replace this law and so yeah, we're going to be living with obamacare for the foreseeable future. i don't know how long it's going to take us to replace this law. my worry is obamacare is going to be getting even worse. >> republicans who had nearly eight years to focus on something new with their plan to repeal and replace, now you hear the speaker of the houssaying that, that this is the law of the land. what does that mean about the republican agenda moving forward and what does it mean for this president? >> i think what we see from the chaos of this rollout is that the republicans are lacking a copeerc coherent governing flphilosophy and that makes it difficult to have a team that's coherent and
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playing in search of the same goal. when you hear senator sanders speak, you -- you understand that he has a clear governing philosophy that would lead to a health care reform that would -- that would be coherent. the republicans need to come up with a philosophy and a plan that is coherent, but -- but different and they haven't been able to do that although they've had seven years to try. >> so i want to play two sound bites back to back. i want you to compare the tone that the president of the united states is taking. this was the big promise during the campaign. listen to the different in these two sound bites. we'll play them right now. >> i never said i guess i'm here what, 64 days? i never said repeal and replace obamacare. you've all heard my speeches. i've never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days.
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i have a long time. >> on my first day i am going to ask congress to send me a bill to immediately repeal and replace disastrous obamacare. somebody said the other day, what's the first thing you're going to do? well, we're going to work immediately on repealing obamacare. from day one i've been talking about we're going to repeal and replace obamacare from day one. >> so you heard it there, the comparison between what president trump had to say on the campaign trail. this was a top agenda item for him and now you're hearing the latest response. given what you're hearing there, two questions here to you. does the president skirt blame here? is he able to walk away from this given that fit's so important, so crucial for any president to have a win on their first big legislative effort? >> the president's brand as the
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deal maker is certainly tarnished here. this president made a lot of promises and suggested that he was going to be able to get a lot of things done very quickly and it's clear he hasn't been able to do that. the question i'm asking is who's going to run from whom? are the republicans and the congress going to run away from the president or is the president going to run away from them? i suspect that the president is going to start to run away from the republicans and congress or run against them. i think he's going to turn to his base and blame the congress for this failure and try to mobilize some support for his agenda, but that's going to be difficult. he's going to have to get the congress on board if he wants to have tax reform. he's going to have to get the congress on board if he wants major infrastructure investments and it's been clear through this episode that he does not have his own -- his own party behind him. >> and given that point that you say that the president doesn't have his own party behind him,
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moving forward, what do you think the takeaways are for this new administration in dealing with the divisions within the republican party and also in dealing with democrats? again, no democrat offered a single vote had this gone to a vote, no democrat would have supported it. >> well, i mean, why should the democrats support a bill that's really trying to drive a stake through the heart of the major legislative achievement of their last president? that's -- that would be unreasonable to expect that. i think though, if the president steps back for a minute and thinks about how to move forward, he should find some areas where he can reach some common ground with the democrats. there are some needs for reasonable reforms to obamacare. senator sanders pointed that out in your interview -- anderson cooper's interview with him. the president -- the past president has pointed that out himself. president obama suggested that there are ways to improve
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obamacare and i think if -- if president trump were to come to the congress and say let's work on those issues that need to be addressed in a sensible way he would find some democrats willing to work with him. i think if he approaches the question of infrastructure investments in a rnl way, he'll find a majority that's in favor of that because we know the roads and the bridges of the united states are collapsing. we know our airports need major investments. we know our train system is antiquated so i think he would find a common ground, reasonable republicans and democrats would come together and he could make some legislative achievements here but he's got to get away from the very chaotic style of governance that has characterized these first weeks and months of his administration. >> you talk about tax reform and the question will be how does he move forward to heal those divisions within the republican party, but again, also to create some new connections with
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democrats who would want to take part in seeing those things play out and move forward. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. this is "cnn newsroom." still ahead this hour, british police are trying to figure out what caused this man to carry out wednesday's deadly attack in london and if he really acted alone as originally thought. plus, the united states military is investigating whether it's responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in air strikes across syria and iraq. cnn is live following all these stories. stay with us. how to brush his teeth. (woman vo) in march, my husband didn't recognize our grandson. (woman 2 vo) that's when moderate alzheimer's made me a caregiver. (avo) if their alzheimer's is getting worse, ask about once-a-day namzaric. namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are taking donepezil. it may improve cognition and overall function, and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. namzaric does not change the underlying disease progression.
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♪ around and desert you welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. two members of britain's parliament have been honored by the queen. elwood was a first responder for one of the victims there trying to save the life of a policeman who later died. also ben wallace helped coordinate the government response to that disaster. in the meantime two of the 11 people arrested so far are still in custody. authorities are working to find out how the attack came to be and how the perpetrator was radicalized. we're following the investigation. good to have you with us, nina. finding out if masood had any help or any other reaction with other extremists. do we know anything more about
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the two people who are still in custody? >> reporter: yeah, we do. they're both male. they're both from birmingham. one is a 57-year-old man and the other is a 27-year-old man. we don't have the identity of these individuals. we just know where they came from and that they are both male. but i should point out that over the course of this fast moving investigation which is now well into its third day, we've had 11 arrests made. many of those people have been released overnight without charge, but there are still two people that have been released on bail pending further investigations throughout the month and that brings me to the issue of witness statements, people who might have known khalid massood in his previous life, ever he converted. he was born adrian russell elms.
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it's believed that at some point he became cad ralized after having spent time in jail. remember this is an individual who had a string of convictions going all the way back to 1983 and he was well known by the domestic surveillance network although he had been investigated for extremist activity in the past, violent extremist activity he was not part of the current security picture so he's going to try to figure out who he was in contact with. there's a lot of reports that he might have been in contact with somebody just before the attack. that at present is one of the lines of investigation that they'll be looking at here. >> live for us in london, thank you so much. the pentagon is investigating reports that up to 300 civilians were killed in u.s. led air strikes in syria and iraq this month. the military coalition has been conducting strikes in an effort to drive out terror groups like isis. barbara star has more for us.
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>> one of the most widespread allegations that u.s. air strikes this month in mosul, iraq, may have caused up to 200 or more civilian deaths. what the u.s. military is saying is they are aware of these allegations from social media, from activists groups, from iraqiss a and they are looking o it. this was an area in west mosul heavily populated. there were a number of air strikes over recent days. there have been social media reports and videos emerging of civilians killed in the area. the u.s. military says it was bombing in that area, but it is trying to really get fidelity. did it bomb these buildings, were civilian casualties caused? they're also looking into a recent strike near a mosque in syria. civilians said to be killed there. they are looking into yet another case of a school
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building bombed north of rakka syria. they are looking into those allegations as well. no final answer on any of these, but a number of investigations now underway and the u.s. military insists if it is said to be found to be responsible it will take that responsibility. barbara tarr, cnn, the pentagon. >> that investigation continues. thank you. people with plans of flying to the united states and united kingdom from some airports in the middle east and north africa are about to find things are going to become more complicated. a handful of airlines are now required to stop passengers from bringing laptops and other large devices into the plane's cabin all due to new safety restrictions taking place this weekend. we're following the developments in cairo, egypt.
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what all is being banned and why? >> reporter: well, it's pretty simple. anything that is larger than a smart phone is going to be banned on these flights. so that includes laptops, that includes tablets and cameras, any sort of large electronic and this is because u.s. officials are concerned that an explosive might be planted in one of these devices and then smuggled on board an airplane. when you check your luggage, when you're at the airport you put your bag on a conveyor belt, it goes into a back room and there are more sophisticated scanning devices that can detect explosive materials, far more sophisticated than what you do when you're a passenger walking on the plane. this ban of these large electronics in the cabin is now in effect and we've seen different airlines treating it differently. for instance, emirates as well as turkish airlines are letting
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their passengers bring their large electronics up to the point of the gate. then they will hand their laptop over to a airline official. they'll put it as we saw in turkish airlines in bubble wrap and then in a shatter proof case and then it will be stowed underneath the aircraft. airline officials are trying to comply, but also -- at the same time try to make it as least of a headache as possible for passengers. a lot of these people are business passengers and they do want to do their work on their large devices so this is making people reshuffle a bit, george. >> some important developments to be aware of this weekend. thank you so much for the reporti reporting. the white house posts a big defeat in congress over one of its top priorities. health care. and now, the blame game begins. plus, we explain a key obamacare provision that proved untouchable. cnn is live from atlanta, georgia, on both our networks in
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom" and it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. in london two of the 11 people arrested in connection to wednesday easter error attack on that city remain in custody. both men were arrested thursday in birmingham. it's not clear what connection they could have had to the actual attacker who police shot dead. a new electronics ban officially took effect overnight for u.s. and uk flights leaving from the
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middle east. the ban covers devices larger than a typical smart phone. that means all bigger gadgets including tablets and e readers will have to go into the luggage hold of the aircraft. the pentagon says a u.s. led coalition fighting isis in iraq and syria led out air strikes and now is investigating claims that the strikes left many dead this month. the u.s. president donald trump, his promise to repeal beak has been dealt a major setback by his own party. the vote was pulled before it could come to a vote on friday. weeks of negotiations failed to secure enough republican votes for passage. the aftermath of the failure of the republican health care replacement and now the winds of blame are blowing in washington. president trump spoke out after the health care measure was
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pulled from the u.s. house floor and he wasted no time calling out who he thinks really failed with this bill. >> we were very close, and it was a very, very tight margin. we had no democrat support. we had no votes from the democrats. they weren't going to give us a single vote so it's a very difficult thing to do. i've been saying for the last year naphtha the best thing we can do politically speaking is let obamacare explode. s exploding right now. many states have big problems, almost all states have big problems. i was in tennessee the other day and they've lost half or their state in terms of an insurer and that's happening to many other places. i was in kentucky the other day and similar things are happening. so obamacare is exploding with no democrat support we couldn't quite get there. we're just a very small number of votes short in terms of
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getting our bill passed and i think the losers are nancy pelosi and chuck schumer because now they own obamacare. they own it 100% own it. and this is not a republican health care. this is not anything but a democrat health care, and they have obamacare for a little while longer until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future, and just remember this is not our bill. this is their bill. everybody worked hard. i worked as a team player and would have loved to have seen it pass, but again, i think you know i was very clear because i think there wasn't a speech i made or very few where i didn't mention that perhaps the best thing that could happen is exactly what happened today, because we'll end up with a truly great health care bill in the future after this mess known as obamacare explodes. i like speaker ryan.
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he worked very, very hard. a lot of different groups. he's got a lot of factions and there's been a long history of liking and disliking ern with the republican party long before i got here, but i've had a great relationship with the republican party. it seems like both sides like trump and that's good and you see that i guess more clearly than anybody, but we've had a -- i'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party, but certainly there's a big history -- >> so from the president's explanation of things there, obamacare is here to stay for the foreseeable future. earlier anderson cooper spoke with sanjay gupta about one of the biggest problems that sank its potential replacement. >> this essential health benefit that came up over the last couple of days, something people didn't pay attention to was probably the most important provision that they were thinking about removing from this new plan. it's called the patient protection and affordable care act. the patient protections part of
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it was a big deal and this idea that you could buy insurance plans before the affordable care act went into place they weren't very good insurance plans. if you actually got sick or got in an accident they may not cover your emergency visit, they may not cover your ambulance ride. they may not cover an operation you need in the hospital and that's what you have insurance for and keep in mind also in 2009, 62% of brumankruptcies ine united states were because of medical expenses and many of those people had insurance. they had insurance it just wasn't adequate insurance. so the idea that you once again make these what are called skinny plans or junk plans, put them out there, i think was really concerning. i think for the medical community and also for patients, you thought you were insured but when you actually needed it it wasn't there for you. >> dr. sanjay gupta and anderson cooper there and now our meteorologist joins us from the cnn national weather center to
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talk about severe weather that could be coming through the south eastern part here. >> that's right. mother nature providing the ingredients necessary for that perfect concoction of severe weather. we start to see the potential for strong wind gusts, tornados, hail and that's exactly what we experienced for the day on friday and those storms are marching east ward. i'll tell you exactly where in just one moment but let's recap what happened on friday. there are eight reports of hail, 35 reports of wind damage. one tornado report not affiliated with this particular storm system. that was in the state of washington, but either way, you can see this line of strong storms that continued to march east ward across parts of texas and into louisiana. a lot of upper level energy associated with this system as well. this is helping fuel our stronger storms that will continue through the course of the day today. don't actually need to be a meteorologist to see exactly where the storm system is
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spinning. check out that counter clockwise rotation in our water va torr imagery. that is the center of our storm that continues to deepen and again, move east ward as it does so. the latest radar shows the storm system swirling about across oklahoma and into arkansas. this is the area of storminess at the moment and it is battening down on the jackson, mississippi region. they should expect wind gusts within 45 miles per hour as the storm continues to move east ward. that's the front edge of our thunderstorms. here they are refiring throughout the course of the afternoon. remember, it only takes the daytime heating from the sun to help create those ingredients once again to see the thunderstorms refire and that's what we're anticipating through the course of the day today. stretching further north into memphis, perhaps nashville. we've moved the severe storm potential from texas and oklahoma and now we see that in
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parts of kentucky, western tennessee and into parts of alabama as well. here it is specifically. we're anticipating damaging winds or at least the potential of, large hail and isolated tornados cannot be ruled out all the way to the gulf coast states. i've taken you from the united states. now let's beam you up into space because you've got to see this video. this is really spectacular. this was a chartered flight that took off from new zealand on thursday with 134 passengers. they got the view of a lifetime. this is called the flight to the lights. they went to see the aurora which is the southern hemisphere's version of the southern lights. how much do you think that cost per seat, george? >> more than $1,500. >> just a mere $2,800 for an economy seat. >> i knew that it would be pricey. >> i think i'd do it. >> thank you. still ahead here on "cnn newsroom," a chat at the kremlin. russia's president warmly greet
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a former top aide to u.s. president donald trump is set to testify to lawmakers and they investigate alleged ties between the trump campaign and russia. the head of the intelligence committee will hear from the former campaign chairman. at least two other former trump aides may also testify.
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jessica snider has more for us. >> reporter: carter paige and roger stone are already under investigation with their contacts with russia known to u.s. intelligence. now they'll go before lawmakers. paul man fort resigned amid questions about his previous lobbying for pro russia contacts in the ukraine. cam tan foreign policy advisor carter paige denied allegations that he secretly met with putin associates. he told the committee i would look forward in engaging with you in finally ending this rouge. and stone is anxious to talk. stone told cnn, i acknowledge i'm a hard ballplayer b was thing isn't in my bag of tricks, treason. former national security advisor
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michael flynn is also rnd investigation but his spokesman had no comment on whether he would make the similar offer. former acting attorney general ally yates and former cia director. the ranking democrat on the committee accusing the white house of meddling in the process. >> there must have been a strong pushback about the nature of monday's hearing. it's hard for me to come to any other conclusion. >> reporter: he want it is fbi director and national security agency director to come back next week in a closed session. nunez refuses to disclose what new information he has and where he got it but he says it revealed incidental collections of commune kags by president trump and his associates. >> you can ask me every single name that exists on the planet and i'm still not going to tell you who our sources are.
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schiff call frg an independent investigation. >> to take evidence that may or may not be related to the investigation to the house was wholly inappropriate and cast grave doubts into the ability to run a credible investigation. >> reporter: the house intel committee is expecting information from the nsa over the next few days on the issue of unmasking, the process of revealsing the names of americans in reports when they sere supposed to be hidden. they want to know why these names were unmasked and if any additional names were revealed. >> and speaking of russia, that nation's president vladimir putin appears to be embracing the far right surge that's taking place in france. he welcomed marine la pen to the kremlin. bryan todd looks at why friday's meeting could turn america's alliance with france on its
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head. >> reporter: vladimir putin's latest attempt to manipulate another country's leverage of power. he meets with marine la pen, a woman who if she wins could turn a key u.s. ally upside down. she makes another bold declaration. >> it's the world of vladimir putin. it's the world of donald trump, the united states. >> it's a stunning candidate to unabashedly embrace moscow at a time when in america president trump's campaign is being investigated. >> i think unusual is how much russia is now playing into our daily news cycle, our daily consciousness. russia is very much at the center of our attention and that's exactly where president putin would like to be. >> reporter: why is marine la pen a favorite of putin's? >> because he wants to break
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your atlantic institutions. la pen wants to bring france out of nato. she wants to break a block which putin sees correctly as preventing russia achieving the dominant position in europe as a great power. >> and tonight there's serious concern that putin will meddle in france's elections like he allegedly did in america. they're worried that putin's hackers will fish for damaging information. using similar tactics with how they targeted hillary clinton's campaign. putin denies trying to difficult the french elections. >> we do not want to influence events in any way. >> reporter: but marine le pen has already gotten a boost to her campaign. >> the very fact that marine la
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pen is in moscow this week and is there to drum up support from putin is -- has received a $10 million loan from the russians in 2014, that putin is trying to boost the far right foors forces in france, all this does suggest that she's rather beholden to putin and the kremlin of russia. right now europe's leaders are gathering in the capitol. these live pictures in rome you see, leaders speaking marking the anniversary of the treaty of rome. that treaty came ten years after the second world war and led to the formation of the european union. cnn is following this story live in rome with us. it's good to have you with us. let's talk about the context here. you have britain heading toward the exits with brexit. we just heard a story about ma
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le -- marine le pen meeting with the russian president. >> that's right. the whole purpose of these celebrations today is for european leaders to get together and show a brave face going forward. they're signing a document today. they're taking beautiful pictures in a beautiful city, all of these thing to celebrate the an nersniversary of the tref rome. but what you've got though is a very tense situation in rome today. there are six different protests going on outside that protected area. they're anti europe protests. there are people from the far right protesting. there are people from the far left protesting. people who want to see the european union stay together. people who would like to see it break apart. so the city is really under a great deal of stress. about 5,000 police officers, new cctv cameras watching to see that everything stays safe and they're very concerned about clashes, very concerned about what might happen later on so you've got two different things going on. that beautiful ceremony inside
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the protected perimeter and you've got what is going to probably end up to be a chaotic situation outside where you've got people really being able to really say what they think about the future of the european union. >> thank you. still ahead here on newsroom, how london is trying to move on after the deadly attack that hit that city. stay with us. wake up skin. a new kind of makeup is here. neutrogena® hydro boost hydrating tint. the first water gel foundation for a refreshed look like never before. with hyaluronic acid it plumps and quenches. delivers natural, flawless coverage that treats skin to 24 hours of hydration. this is what makeup's been missing. hydro boost hydrating tint. neutrogena® see what's possible. how to brush his teeth. (woman vo) in march, my husband didn't recognize our grandson.
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welcome back to newsroom. i'm geor i'm george howell. >> she's encouraging her country to never give in to terror. more now on a nation trying to stay strong in the midst of heart ache. >> reporter: westminster bridge reopened after the attack. a tourist site again, but also in places a shrine and a place of contemplation. the oldest of parliaments in the greatest city on earth, the words of teresa may response to
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the attack was resolute and defiant. >> we are not afraid. and our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. >> reporter: the last terrorist attack on westminster was also in the month of march but a long time ago in 1979. then it was the ira. this time it was apparently inspired by isis, the suddenness of this attack, the randomness of it, the indiscriminate bar ba barty of it came as a shock. >> the location of this attack was no accident. the terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where people after owl nationalties, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech. these streets of westminster are ingrained with a spirit of freedom that echos in some of the furthest corners of the
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globe. >> this was also a reminder that westminster isn't just a citadel of the political classes, sometimes despised political classes, it's also a place of work, of policemen, tourists, school children and flesh and blood and on the day a place of bravery and simple humanity, the conservative paid tribute to his friend, the murdered policeman, keith palmer. >> he was a strong professional public servant. and it was a delight to meet him here again only a few months after being elected. >> reporter: the truth is the injured came from 11 different countries, many of them european. this was a week in which britain's european partners -- the aim was to get things back
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to normal as quickly as possible and this seems to have been achieved. let's move on was the message quietly insistently like the great river, cnn london. >> it is a resilient city, determined to move forward with strength. thank you for being with us for this hour of "cnn newsroom," i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for our viewers in the united states "new day" is next. for other viewers "out front" starts in just a moment. we are the cable news world leader.
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