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do. i whine until i win. that's what he said. he's got some more winning. i don't think they should bust on spicer for something he has in his need. >> we've all been there. >> not on this show. >> no. of course you would have tucked it right out. >> later you would have thanked me. time now for cnn news room. he once had half a banana on the side of his face. >> by choice, though. >> saving it for later. >> i'm not sitting next to a whiner, so there you go. >> exactly. let's get to it. >> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> this morning there was a cloud hanging over the committee investigating the cloud hanging over the white house. new calls for democrats for the house of committee devin nunes to step aside.
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and new this morning even some republicans are starting to question his judgment. >> well, i think you put his objectivity in question at the very least. the problem that he's created a he's gone off by myself on an investigation here trying to find some unmasking information about collection incidental with the trump campaign and some foreign agent outside of russia. >> well, the parties in the split made all the more stunning as we have learned that the committee itself cannot even agree to meet. they are now apparently indefinitely on hold. we can tell you who is meeting right now on capitol hill. house republicans coming together for the first time since their party fragmented in a humiliating health care debacle. gop unity imploding on the signature promise that helped elect the president and many of these republican lawmakers. let's begin this hour on capitol
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hill. good morning. >> good morning. well, there is a growing chorus, specifically from democrats now calling for an independent investigation of the trump administration's alleged ties to russia. there is a growing sense as well that republicans nunes, the chair of the house intelligence committee cannot go forward in his role, that he must recuse himself from this investigation or step down from his role entirely. paul ryan does not believe he has the appetite to replace him at this time, he still has the confidence of the speaker as well as the white house. as you can imagine, the fact that the house intelligence committee will not continue with its own meetings this week shows just how dysfunction it is. i want you to listen to the back and forth that is now occurring between the chairman and his democratic counter part. >> when i wasn't speaking on, it
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wasn't at night. it was in the middle of the -- the sun was out and i actually stopped and talked to several people along the way. many foreign dig tenitaries wer there. nobody was speaking around. all it was was just a place where i had to go to be able to review this information. >> we have reached the point after the events of this week where it would be very difficult to maintain the credibility of the investigation if the chairman did not recuse himself for matters involving either the trump campaign or the trump transition team, of which he was a member. >> there are several republicans who are coming to nunes's defense, but they are saying that he doesn't need to recuse himself or step down entirely, but he certainly does need to repair some damage. senator lindsey graham this morning stating that he believes that he needs to go before his committee to tell them who the source was who gave that information and specifically reveal that information to them in a classified setting. i had a chance as well to talk to senator susan collins this
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morning, who also agreed that he had some work to be done with that committee, but still is able to hold the chair. take a listen. >> that would be helpful. that would have to be done in a classified setting and behind closed doors because the information apparently is from classified documents. but i believe that is a good recommendation. that would help put things back on track. in the meantime, however, we're plunging ahead in the senate. >> and the senate intelligence committee will hold its first hearing. that is going to be on thursday. next thursday they are talking about meeting with cyber experts to delve into that. in the meantime, democrats are asking for the white house visitor logs to be made public. so far the trump administration has refused. >> sean spicer said we are working on that with no time frame provided. president trump has a full day ahead of him, no doubt. eager to focus on anything
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besides russia or health care for that matter. cnn's sara murray at the white house. >> this administration does not want to talk about russia. you can tell from the president's tweets that he is ready to change the subject. last week we may have thought health care was dead, but this week they are holding out an inking they may revive it. today the president took to tweeter to play the blame game. after so many bad years, they were ready for a bad win. he was hesitant to blame them last week. trump also referring to the democrats saying they will make a deal with me on health care as soon as obamacare folds. not long. do not worry. we are in good shape. possible an indication they believe the way forward may be pairing with some democrats in the house and senate rather than relying solely on republicans, which obviously did not work out
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great on the health care initiative. back to you guys. >> thank you so much for that. let's talk to our final about all of it. our political commentator and local anchor is here. a political analyst and washington bureau chief from the bailey beast and jason johnson, political author and professor. let me begin with you, all right, so an indefinite hold for any of these meetings of the house intel committee that usually meets twice a week. the fbi director not coming forward until they could figure out their partisan bickering. >> the good news for the american people is you have them moving forward. that's the good news. the bad news, though, is that we have representative nunes and perhaps other likes him who have fallen into the trump trap, i would call it, where trump makes this faceless charge and expects
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others to clean it up for him. so he looks around. sean spicer tries to do it from the podium. it doesn't work. they refuse to play ball. the senate refuses to play ball. thou so nunes steps forward and does this, has harmed his career, has harmed the investigation, has harmed the committee, and this is a warning shot, i think about how this is going to work in washington these days, where, when the president is looking around for people and his aids can't do it, he'll put anybody in the cross hairs and you have to think about whether that's a place you want to be. >> this is serious stuff. they deal with really important secret information. they have to be careful about how they do it and bipartisanship has been the name of the game for this committee. jackie, you are an old washington hand. how long can he sustain this?
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if you have every democrat asking for you to step aside. if you have people like lindsey graham questioning his judgment, is he in trouble? >> he's making a very good case for an outside investigation and undermining his own investigation. to your point, adam schiff coming out as saying he should recuse himself, that's a big deal. this is not like the overcite committee. it is not a thing in intel. he has challenged this. not only has he challenged the house investigation, but it's casting a shadow on the senate investigation and they have to be careful because that could lead to something from the outside. >> when it comes to speaker ryan, he's the only one. it's up to speaker ryan and he according to his aids, as late as yesterday evening, says he has full confidence in devin
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nunes. i am imaging what words he would be using if this were democrat. >> well, i think one of the issues here is paul ryan doesn't have that much credibility with anyone right now either. he couldn't marshal in his own party to push through legislation. so him backing congressman nunes right now doesn't inspire faith. its like, okay, this guy blew it last week and now making a huge mistake that affects his credibility. i think this is moving towards an independent investigation that's the only way that people who are concerned with american sovereignty and can get to the truth of what the connections are between this administration, if there are any, and russia. >> we'll play the video for you the minute it comes. there are no house republicans who called on nunes to step aside. ryan is still leader of the
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caucus in the house of representatives and he has backed up nunes until this point. while we're waiting, i want to bring up another famous republican that democrats seem to love, all of a sudden, this morning because of what he has to say about russia. listen to former vice president dick chaney. >> there was an effort made by mr. putin and his government to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental processes. in some quarters that would be considered an act of war. >> and most republicans now are very serious about this investigation on capitol hill. but that is different language we heard from the president himself really up until them. he continues to call the whole
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russia thing a hoax. >> i think there is a danger of sort of going down this track about sort of ratcheting up the meaning of this meddling. we should understand in advance there is never going to be a smoking gun. there is never going to be videotape of somebody tampering with the voting machine. i personally would be a lot happier if there was more talks about the human rights abuses. 60,000 people took to the streets in russia. the same person was arrested the day after he announced a run for mayor of moscow back in 2013. there are people coming up dead on videotape. this is really serious stuff. they are making war not so much against the united states but their own people as well and it is a broader discussion that needs to go on about this. >> guys, let me know if we have that tape ready to play.
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>> we should move forward now that democrats are calling for your recusal. >> and you are not going to recuse yourself? >> the investigation continues. we have had an investigation into russia for many, many years. >> are you going to recuse yourself in this investigation? is that a no? >> all right. there you heard him saying we have been investigating russia for many, many years and then you heard the journalist at the end there ask him if you could recuse himself. i did not hear his answer there. the team said it was a no. >> you could see a man under fire. you have been on capitol hill when members have been under fire. >> he's not walking as fast as some of them do. but he's not running. >> that's a good point. he's not running away from it. >> he is answering questions. >> he talked to wolf last night, right? >> completely.
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he is trying to address this. this is in a bit of a spot here of his own making. and there has been this disconnect between the president and the congress, including the chairman of the intelligence committee on russia. and the president just seems to be still viewing this through a personal prism, looking at this as a question of his legacy rather than russians meddling in the united states election process. this is bigger than him. it always has been. and that's -- that's what you hear from the hill versus what you are hearing from the white house. >> final thought on what you think happened to nunes and this committee's ability to function for the american people at this point? >> i don't think they're functioning for the american people, and that's my big concern. i think you are right. on the one hand you have all of these happening with rubben diplomats dying. there seems to be this clearing out doing on in russia and we have americans denying these connections are there. the american people deserve the truth. and if this congressman nunes is
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not capable or willing to pursue that truth, only an independent commission can provide us with what we need to know. >> all right. jason johnson, thanks so much for being here. this republican party divided or united? they're meeting right now behind closed doors. how much discussion will be about the new issues about russia and chairman nunes? we also know who is not meeting today, the house intelligence committee. we're going to speak to a top house democrat who tells us something smells with this committee. you will hear from him next. >> also look at the stock market. stocks stopped after the white house deals with a series of setbacks. is the slump continue to continue and what that means for you straight ahead. going beyond expectations... because our pets deserve it. beyond. natural pet food.
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louder and louder on capitol hill for devin nunes to recuse himself. >> this morning we learned that
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the intelligence committee has canceled all meetings for this week. they have called on chairman nunes to stepped aside. moments ago we spoke to congressman joseph crowley of knock and we asked him if we agreed with the calls for chairman nunes to step aside. >> i agree. at this point i agree with both the ranking member, adam schiff and leader pelosi. i do think it is time for him to step aside for the sake of this investigation and so we could get to the bottom of this without any innuendo and suspension. how he received the information and giving it to both sides of the aisle on the house intelligence committee speaks volumes to his needing to step aside. >> let me ask you about this.
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he also had come forward with, you know, things that would raise eyebrows and suspicion. he talks about evidence that is not just circumstantial and did not share that with the committee yet. is he also making things more difficult? >> i don't think so. i think what he was doing was sending maybe a message to everyone that this is a much more complicated and in depth issue that needs to be fully vetted and fully looked into. i think the difference here is that one of the people who is maybe subject to the investigation, the president himself, was being given confidential information. it was how that information was given and how that information was disseminated to the white house, which i think -- which is what i think has complicated and made mr. nunes's life incredibly difficult right now. >> your gripe is with his second trip to the white house. you don't have a problem with him going to the old executive office building the day before
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he briefed the president to get whatever source information he got. >> there is a skip at the white house. but why he would have to go to the white house is look at that. there is a skiff here at the capital. this is where he could receive that information and share that with the ranking member and with the other members of the committee before going to the white house again where he received the information. possibly, we don't know, from a white house staffer. we don't know where the information came from. and then giving that information to the president. and this is what we don't know i think about this, more than we do know about it. >> so chairman nunes is within his rights to chair the information with the president, which he said has nothing to do with russia. but you take issue with the multiple trips he took to the white house. he could have looked at it at a secure location at capitol hill rather than going to the white house. but if the congressman is legitimate, why do you care so much where it came from or how he got it? you might not like how it
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smells, but isn't the essence of the question is this important legitimate information? >> i do think it is important for the chairman to conduct himself properly for the sake of confidence in the overall process. once you step out of the that protoc protocol, you are leaving yourself suspect. i think it is the appearance that's been created now. it is the appearance that has been created and not working with the confines and structure of the committee itself. it is supposed to work in a bipartisan why. to have a true and open hearing, you need to share that information. >> so the intelligence committee is usually a committee where you see much more committy. you see the ranking member calling the chair to step aside. all hearings and meetings have been canceled this week because they can't even get on the same page. the fbi director won't go and
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talk to the committee because he feels they need to get their act together. isn't it on both, the chair and the ranking member? >> adam said they had a good working relationship up until now. you have to keep in mind, mr. nunes was a member of president trump's transition team. he's close to all the individuals being investigated. let's say mr. sessions accepted aside because he was part of the the transition team. what was the second part of your question? >> is this on the ranking member, adam schiff, given they can't get on the same page. working together is such a key part of this committee. >> i think that adam has worked with him up until this point. by the way, it was mr. nunes who canceled the week's hearing because of the three people that were going to testify from the former administration, including mr. clapper, including mr. brennan and the former assistant attorney general that were going
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to testify and i think it was what they were going to testify to is what made him uncomfortable. >> this hearing is so committee that it works together in a bipartisan fashion considering all of the classified material that it sees and how critical it is to protecting this country. why is it, do you think, there is such disarray within the house intel committee and seemingly nothing of the sort on the senate side in the intel committee? >> well, i think there are a couple of things. one is that i think we have seen john mccain and lindsey graham and others take more leadership roles in terms of questioning the conduct of the white house as it pertains to russia. we have seen less of that and quite frankly, mr. nunes was more interesting in investigating the leaks, which is a legitimate issue, more so than the link between russia, the administration and the campaign to putin and to the kremlin. so what i have always been concerned about, it wasn't about the, you know, sessions and he
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recusing himself or resigning or in this case nunes recusing himself or resigning from the committee. it is really more about how deep are the taa tallons of the krem into the white house. listen, i said before, i think they have been working fairly well up to this point and i think mr. nunes has compromised himself. >> all right. congressman from new york, thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you both. >> still to come for us, wall street's losing streak has investors on edge. we are there for the opening bell. s of drivers. she's a world-class swimmer who's stared down the best in her sport. but for both of them, the most challenging opponent was... pe blood clots in my lung. it was really scary. a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner...
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. the dow on an eight-day losing streak as the opening bell rings. could it reverse today? >> let's go right to the chief money correspondent. what are we seeing? >> well, we're seeing a little softness. down just a little bit. it's been eight days lower. that's a longest losing streak since 2011. remember what was happening in 2011? there was all that debit ceiling drama. again like in 2011, the only story on wall street right now is washington and what is going to come out of washington. and there is a lot of chatter. i can tell you the volume of chatter from market professionals about when there will be tax reform, what it will look like, how easy or hard it will be to get through. infrastructure, does it happen this year? does it happen next year?
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all of these things are priced into the record high. so we have seen this huge rally since the election. pretty much the best case scenario is stock. so you really saw the market start to unravel. as you guys know, i mean, you have to have perspective when you look at stock prices. so this eight days of losses have been the longest since 2011. you have seen 2,300 points. the nasdaq has done very well. the s and p up. so all of this again the only story in the markets is washington, trump's legislative agenda, a progrowth legislative agenda and if that doesn't look like it is going to start rolling out quickly, then i think you have a stall here in the market. >> all right. one thing the markets don't like is uncertainty and chaos. you know where there is
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uncertainty and chaos right now? capitol hill. we are seeing pure disarray right now surrounding the house intelligence committee. democrats calling on the chair to step down. senator sessions openly questioning his judgment and moments ago we caught up with the house intelligence chair devin nunes to ask if he might step aside. listen. >> does this investigation move forward now that democrats are calling you to step down? >> it will move forward just like it did before. >> and you will not recuse yourself? >> we have had an investigation into russia for many, many years. >> are you going to recuse yourself in this investigation? is that a no? >> he did not answer that question if he'll recuse himself, but he does say everything is moving forward. though, it is not really moving forward. the hearing scheduled for today not happening. the meetings of the intel committee indefinitely on hold until they could get along. let's talk about all this. so on a scale of one to ten,
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where are we at? i mean, have you -- >> what's the high? >> ten is the worst. >> ten is the worst? >> ten is the worst amount of disarray. >> wow. we grew up differently, i think. >> the senate seems to have it completely together. >> just in the last couple of hours, we have seen three senators come out and question the actions of devin nunes. we have seen susan collins over in the senate, you know, question, you know, how he has handled the investigation. john mccain has done the same. >> and they gave him a road map for how to dig out of it. he needs to tell the democrats where he got this information. >> right. >> he needs to produce this information. he has done neither of those things so far, mark, and again how much more of this can he sustain? he just had reporters chasing
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him down on capitol hill. speaker ryan is going to be asked about it in a few minutes. this is going to continue. >> john, 12 hours ago, i thought it was telling that a democrat on the committee came out and questioned his credibility. i thought to myself, that's really personal. you don't really hear that unless things are really in the grip of things. this morning when we have three republicans come out and basically say the same thing, i think he's in a bad spot right now. and it is a spot he has created himself. >> not just him, but our panelists made an interesting argument he has led the way and opened the door for an independent investigation. how much worse do you think devin nunes may have made it for the white house? >> or how much easier for the democrat argument, right, to say, listen, we need to have a commission. we saw john mccain come out and say it, that he thinks it. but, yes, i think his actions when he went to the white house,
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when he went to look at that information, we don't know how he got in, this could have all been avoided very easily. all he had to do when he received that telephone call was to pick up the phone, call adam schiff, meet me in a parking garage like watergate. kidding. but follow, we will go into this information together. right now we'd be singing his places and say devin nunes, who did not want to do an investigation, he didn't really want to do an investigation, he would be in a much better position than he is now. >> everyone is talking about how much the senate kigs has gotten along. what about the white house? the white house has to be looking at this. and now they have three former campaign associates and now the
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president's son-in-law who have to go and answer questions to various senate committees. >> we are two months into a presidency right now. republicans own washington. just so everyone is clear about this, they own the executive and legislative branches, potentially could own the judicial branch if they are able to get a couple more picks on the supreme court, which seems like it's going that way, and they're in disarray right now. the russian cloud is langing over them right now. gallop has a new number out as we are seeing the markets are going down saying that economic confidence is starting to slip at this point. you've got to wonder where do they go now? they may say we have had successes in the first few months and they have. executive orders, he has been governing by executive orders. >> how long can you sustain that and be truly effective. >> you can't sustain that because at some points those
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stop. you need to legislate. >> by the way, it is not lasting. it can be overturned by the next administration. >> absolutely. and we saw donald trump last night, we overheard his administration say we'll work with democrats. he tweets last night about hillary clinton and the iranian deal and tweets to criticize members of his own committee in the freedom caucuses. he's fighting wars on all fronts at this point. now they're talking about the infrastructure bill and tax reform. >> that would take people coming together on all sides. he can't even get people to come together on one side right now. >> correct. >> thanks for coming to us this morning. >> thanks. >> on a scale of one to ten, that was a ten. >> but is that good or bad? >> oh, sorry. that was a one. >> serious questions about fighting overseas right now. amnesty international says that u.s. lead air strikes in mosul
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>> in iraq this morning, amnesty international says that entire civilian families are being killed in mosul. more than 100 deaths. >> amnesty calls it an alarming pattern suggesting troops to re-evaluate their procedure. an investigation into the strike has been launched by the u.s. and iraqi governments. our senior international correspondent has been in mosul. she reports what happened. >> reporter: we're a couple neighborhoods away from where
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the incidents took place. but just being here, you get a little bit of an idea of the intensity of the battle, but also of the widespread disconstruction. that crater right there presumably caused by an air strike. it could have been caused by a suicide car or truck bomb. the fighting here much more intense in a densely packed part of the city. the destruction more widespread than in the east. you also have narrow alleyways that the vehicles cannot go down, which means that isis fighters were able to deeply even trench themselves in these areas. now, a lot of the civilians here, they weren't able to leave, even though the iraqi government did encourage them to stay. had they chosen to leave, they wouldn't have been able to because isis has been using the civilian population as human shields. in an effort to protect
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themselves, a lot of families would cram into homes that they believed to be the sturdiest. but as the fighting pushed forward, there have been significant civilian casualties. more than 300 were killed from the 17th of march from the 22nd of march. one woman who we spoke to in this particular neighborhood, and that sound, if you can hear it, mortars being fired by the iraqis going overhead fire towards the front line. but as i was saying, the civilians aren't able to leave. one woman who we did see was telling me that isis came and took her husband away. now he is waiting and hoping he is somehow going to come back home. the tragedy of all of this is not just in the destruction, the physical destruction that has been caused to this city.
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it is also even more so in the unspeakable tragedies being suffered by the civilian population. >> an unspeakable tragedy bore by these kcivilians. you have amnesty international pointing the finger at u.s. what are the challenges the u.s. military is face something. >> you are seeing the challenge and the pressure being brought by the international community to make sure what the u.s. and the iraqi military is doing is accurate and precise. but the starting point, let's remember, these people were trapped in this neighborhood with nowhere to go. they were told to stay in their homes. if they went out in the street, they would be killed by gunfire or bombs.
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they can't just go stand in the street. and isis is not letting them out of these neighborhoods. so this is -- is, in fact, an unspu unspeak tragedy. right now the u.s. has no plans to change the way it conducts business. that it is taken every precaution it can against civilian casualties. but one of the key challenges is when fighting breaks out and the iraqis come under fire, they call for air strikes, backup, strikes may be called in, in fact, very quickly. they do what they can to ensure no civilian casualties. the bombs are precise, but it is a potential explanation for how all this happened. where they go from here it is difficult to see because there will be u.s. troops on the ground in some of these areas and u.s. troops don't go there unless there is the assurance of the backup of u.s. air power.
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>> so, barbara, the pentagon is investigating what went on trying to figure out how to protect kri vacivilians. what are the complications in these investigations? >> it is complicated and one has to wonder if they ever will get that final answer on what happened here. they are reviewing some 700 videos from aircraft flying overhead over a period of days. they are trying to get some people on the ground to look at the forensics, if you will, the actual damage, trying to determine did it come from the air? did it come from isis weapons potentially? these are the pieces they are trying to put together. but without actually having u.s. eyes on the ground and these very highly trained u.s. military specialists who look at this kind of wreckage and can determine what happened, a final answer may be very difficult. >> all right.
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so, the white house asking for $1 billion to start building the president's border wall. so, what does a billion bucks get you these days? apparently, 48 miles, 48 miles of new wall and replacement fencing. >> so, that makes 62 miles down, more than 1,900 miles to go. candidate trump promised he could build a wall on the cheap and that mexico would pay for
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it. >> i would build a great wall. and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. and i'll build them very inexpensi inexpensively. i will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and i will have mexico pay for that wall. mark my words. >> all right, drew griffin joins us now. and drew, you've been looking into these numbers. what are you learning? what goes where? >> well, it's basically a wall in chunks and it's not a lot of wall, as you said, john and poppy. it's just 62 miles. part of it is in san diego, where you have 14 miles of replacement fence and another 14 miles of new constructed border wall that's mostly along land that the federal government already owns. so, you have 28 miles altogether in san diego. and then over in the rio grande valley, you're talking about 28 miles of a new levee wall system. now, that has dual efforts right there, right?
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so, flood control along the rio grande river and also to construct this wall, and then you have six miles of new border wall. it all adds up to just $1 million shy of $1 billion. and keep in mind, poppy and john, this is for right now. this is what they want to jump start this right now, kind of start fulfilling some of that campaign promise, and they'll ask for much, much more in next year's budget. >> because of the great reporting that our eddie lavandera did, and you're seeing some of those aerial photos along where the wall would go, drew, i mean, it seems pretty impossible to build a 2,000-mile-long, solid, cement wall. >> and from all the talking we have done talking with security officials and border officials and homeland security officials, it's stupid. i mean, you're talking about building a huge wall over arid mountain, desert land where nobody really is crossing, where we have predator drones flying overhead in case we see large movements of people, but that would cost somewhere about $21
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billion, largely deemed ineffective, if the president wants to go through with that. so, i think what we're seeing right now from customs and border patrol is these strategic locations, where they want to start the wall, want to try to fulfill some of this campaign promise, get the ball moving, more or less, while they also seek, you know, proposals for different ideas, different fences, different security procedures that would cost a lot less, and according to many, many of the security officials we talked to, would be much safer and more secure and more target-orbit target-oriented. >> drew, in your investigations, have you uncovered any proof that mexico is going to pay for this wall? >> i have not seen any proof whatsoever in this proposal that sends the bill to mexico. i don't know where the concrete's going to come from. i don't know who's going to build the wall. i can just tell you that in all the documents we have seen, some we obtained just yesterday, there is no call for anybody from mexico paying one dime for this wall. >> right, the $1 billion request
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is from u.s. taxpayers. >> just saying. >> drew griffin, thank you. republican lawmakers behind closed doors right now. how do they regroup after this stinging health care law? our phil mattingly getting some color from inside that meeting, hearing there's a lot of frustration and airing of grievances. we will hear directly from house speaker paul ryan in just moments. stay with us. he's a nascar champion who's she's a world-class swimmer who's stared down the best in her sport. but for both of them, the most challenging opponent was... pe blood clots in my lung. it was really scary.
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a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner... ...that's proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots from happening again. in clinical studies, almost 98% of patients on xarelto® did not experience another dvt or pe. here's how xarelto works. xarelto® works differently. warfarin interferes with at least six blood-clotting factors. xarelto® is selective... ...targeting just one critical factor, interacting with less of your body's natural blood-clotting function. don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor as this may increase risk of blood clots. while taking, you may bruise more easily, or take longer for bleeding to stop. it may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you've had spinal anesthesia, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle-related signs or symptoms.
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do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures and before starting xarelto® about any conditions, such as kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. you've got to learn all you can... ...to help protect yourself from dvt and pe blood clots. talk to your doctor about xarelto®. there's more to know.
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good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. at any moment now, republican house leaders will step up to a podium. what they will say we do not know, but we do know that they just left a meeting filled with anger and frustration, one that seemed more like an airing of grievances. that's according to a member inside of that meeting texting with our phil mattingly. republican representative chris collins calling it a wound-mending session

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