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lawsuits. it will pay customers who had fraudulent accounts opening back to 2009. a top banking regulator downgraded wells fargo community lender rating. stayed egregious nature of discriminatory and illegal credit practices at that bank need to improve. marks the first time wells fargo did not score an outstanding label in the review. just a horrific year for the reputation of wells fargo and it was truly deserved. "early start" continues right now. the house investigation into the trump campaign ties to russia on hold. how long until things get moving and will we ever hear from the former justice department official who could have damaging evidence? new signs of life. some green shoots on health care from the republicans? after declaring that the president is ready to re-engage
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with lawmakers who spurned him. republicans are going all in on neal gorsuch. a vote expected next week despite a growing number of democrats ready to filibuster the supreme court nominee. that should tell the tale how democrats are willing to work with republicans or not. good morning. welcome to earl start. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it's wednesday, march 29th. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. what's on the schedule today? for the house intelligence committee investigating alleged ties between president trump and russia, there's nothing on the agenda. nothing. no meetings. no hearings. no nothing. trump-russia probe has broken down for now amid a growing divide over whether house intel chairman devin nunes should recuse himself. so what will get things moving again? for one thing the ranking democrat on the intelligence committee adam schiff wants republicans to agree to reschedule hearings that had been set for yesterday. among them one of which former acting attorney general sally
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yates was expected to testify about communications between former trump national security adviser michael flynn and russia's ambassador to the u.s. "the washington post" reported the white house sought to block yates from testifying. that claim press secretary sean spicer rejected. >> on the 24th miss yates attorney sent a letter to the white house counsel requesting that consent specifically stating that if they did not receive a response by march 27th at 10:00 a.m. they would quote conclude that the white house does not assert executive privilege over these matters. the white house did not respond and took no action that preventsed miss yates from testifying. i hope she was the. i look forward to it. >> calls for nunes to recuse himself is coming from a growing number of democrats and even from the ranks of nunes own party. eh elia cummings makes a claim he was on the ground reading
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classified material but no one in the white house was aware. cummings said that's not true, nunes was not a fence jumper but invited in. >> walter jones of north carolina says nunes should recuse himself. nunes is scoffing at the suggestion he should step aside. >> your going to stay as chairman and run this investigation? >> why would i not? you guys need to go ask them why these things are being said. >> can this investigation continue as you as chairman? >> why would it not? aren't i briefing you guys continuously? and keeping you up to speed. >> they are saying it can't run with you as chair. >> up got to go talk to them. it sounds like it's their problem. >> one investigation is moving forward in a bipartisan spirit. the chairman and ranking democrat on the senate intel committee will offer an update on their russian investigation. that's today at 2:30 in a news
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conference. let's bring in other politics digital manager zach wolf. good morning. democrats are piling on and piling on. representative walter jones a republican from north carolina, how significant is his calling for nunes to step down as head of this investigation? >> well, it clearly is a big deal to have a republican, somebody with an r next to their name calling for this but walter jones is somebody in the past who has shown an independent streak from his party. he was one of the few if not the only republican to oppose, you know, elements of the iraq war, the surge, sort of after it started. i wouldn't necessarily predict a wave of republicans to follow him. but it is significant. >> let me saw little bit about some of the changing landscape over the last 24 hours in washington. suddenly maybe green shoots in health care debate. we're getting word that tax
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reform, they might do it. might be easier than health care reform. feels there's legislative progress or at least that's what the white house is trying to put out there. here's something the president said about health care last night in particular. >> i know that we're all going to make a deal on health care. that's such an easy one. i have no doubt that will happen very quickly. i think it will happen. because we've all been promising, democrat, republican, we've all been promising that to the american people. i think a lot of good things will happen there. >> so, is that wishful thinking? is this president over promising? everyone is watching what happened with health care and translating that into what could happen with tax reform. >> reporter: i was listening to that sound and i couldn't help feeling i heard that before a couple of months ago the last time that he promised they would come to some sort of deal. we just need to see the prove. it will be in the pudding so they say. here we need to see some sort of
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movement on health care for me to think that there are actual green shoots. we need to see members of the freedom caucus besides the one who say we made a mistake. or democrats need to come on board and say we'll work with republicans or republicans work with democrats. none of those three things are happening. we reached a point where people promising there will be progress is meaningless at this point. >> mark meadows suggest they delay the easter recess until they get something done on health care. there appears to be two different stances. the white house is opening the door to democrats while paul ryan in a press conference yesterday talked about having to use budget reconciliation which implies no democrats will come on board. is there any inkling of a single democrat willing to work with the administration on health care in any regard? >> democrats are going to guard this legislation, i think, with their lives, with their political lives. and there's a lot of red state
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democratic senators that will ultimately come under pressure i think to work with republicans on this. but it's going to be saving this is going to be something that they really circled the wagons about. >> we now have a date, friday is when we're told that neal gorsuch will get confirmed next week. at least -- >> one way or another. >> i want you to listen to senators back and forth on the gorsuch nomination. we're going to get judge gorsuch confirmed. it will be an opportunity for the democrats to invoke cloture. we'll see where that ends. it will be up to them how the process to confirm judge gorsuch goes forward. >> it's going to be a real uphill climb for him to get those 60 votes. it's such an important position it should have bipartisan buy in. if a judge can't meet a nominee can't meet the 60 vote standard you don't change the rules. >> i can remember in the
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sotomayor hearings, lindsey graham said it was the president's prerogative when you win the house you get to put the person you want in the supreme court if there's a vacancy. nine republicans voted for her. over this proceeding, merritt garland's name is hanging. >> reporter: that's right. this is another one where democrats they are really going to want to hold the line and send a message about merritt garland. we haven't seen that many democrats say that they would, i think two have said they would support at least cutting off debate on gorsuch and they will need eight. tinting thing here is if democrats can hold the line and keep republicans from getting to that 60 threshold the new magic number becomes 50 at that point because then there will be a bunch of pressure amongst republicans about changing the senate rules and they call that the nuclear option because it would change washington forever a lot of people say. >> now republicans say look the democrats did it first with
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using the nuclear option for judges. now they didn't allow for supreme court judges. but mike lee went on with john berman yesterday on the lead refused to acknowledge they would use this nuclear option. do they have the votes or any opposition to using that technique? >> yeah, i think there will be a lot of opposition to it. we saw lindsey graham, i think, said that he would be top it. i thought that was surprising. he was someone that sort of counselled against that stuff in the past. but you had a couple of republicans say that they wouldn't want to change senate rules. that's a whole new lobbying campaign coming forth. i haven't seen the number of votes that for such needs to get past 60. >> every morning i wake up and you have no idea what the headline will be by the evening. it's just been such an interesting ride and even hasn't been 100 days of this presidency. i can't imagine what it's like for zach.
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>> and funding the government which we'll ask you about in 30 minutes. they have 12 days to get that done. the future of online privacy in president trump's hands. the senate voted to repeal internet protections that were approved in the final days of the obama administration. these rules haven't gone in effect but would have required internet providers to get your permission before sharing your personal data, web because history, app usage, geolocation. providers would notify customers about the data they collect. the goal was to give consumers more control over the privacy of their personal information online at a time when everything from smartphones to refrigerators can be connected to the sequester net. lawmakers who backed the repeal, they say this is a duplicate regulation getting rid of it will increase competition among sequester net companies. democrats and privacy experts argue this effectively hands over your personal information to the highest bidder.
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listen to general steven townsend the top u.s. commander. acknowledging the coalition likely did play a role in that tragedy while also pointing a finger at isis. >> if we didn't strike in that area i'm telling you it's unlikely but because we struck in that area i think there's a fair chance that we did it. my initial assessment is that we probably had a role in this. here's what i don't know. what i don't know is were they gathered there by the enemy? >> general townsend said the type of munition used in the strike should not have collapsed the entire building where all those civilians perished. investigating to see if there were booby traps, car bombs. let's go live to erbil, iraq and bring in cnn international correspondent who is just in mosul. there are a lot of concerns. i'll tell you here in this country a lot of concerns about
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the civilian casualties and investigation that's ongoing there. but first to the president's comments last night that the u.s. military is fighting like never before in iraq. and doing really well. what is the characterization or assessment of that where you are. >> reporter: you speak to the iraqi military they most certainly want u.s. support and if they could get it they would want more of it. the air assets that america brings to table is one of the key factors that allowed the iraqi security forces to push forward. with that fire power and air power come civilian casualties. this is a reality that america itself is aware of given the duration of its own occupation of iraq. here's one of the key points. america and iraq both cannot risk over simplifying the situation. it was america's over
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simplification of the fight in iraq going back to its occupation, going back to its own battles of isis previous incarnation that was one of the reasons we saw isis re-enorth america an enemy more so fist if i indicated or more capable than america ever faced and putting iraqi forces in a fight for their lives. they have to watch this enemy from the city that had 1.2 million in it and today in western mosuls still hundreds of thousands of civilians who isis is yes using as human shields. we've heard numerous stories from families that hand nagged to get out saying isis held their loved ones at gunpoint while using their roof tops for fighting positions nuclear program is another reality that the u.s. and iraqis have to deal with moving forward to avoid these type of civilian casualties. >> quickly, the u.s. role, u.s. boots on the ground, mostly an advisory role. but what about the president's comment that u.s. soldiers are
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fighting like never before there? >> i think it might be a bit of a mischaracterization of exactly what kind of fight america is in in iraq. they are in an air fight. they have intelligence assets. they've their drones. they have their advice and assist units that are forward but they still remain away from the actual front lines. we don't have americans themselves going through clearing these houses and narrow streets themselves. that's all being undertaken by the iraqis. you have u.s. special forces but they too are not on the front line, not kicking the doors down at this stage. so it's a very different kind of fight that america is engaged in today in iraq as opposed to when the troop levels were at the highest in 2007 and 2008. we appreciate you walking us
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equal pay issues in sports. u.s. women's hockey team picked up a major win yesterday off the ice. >> clay has more. >> good morning. a good day. number one ranked u.s. women's
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national team came to terms with u.s. hong j hockey ending their boycott. they were looking to be treated more favorably comparable to men. they were asking for $68,000 annual salary and benefits that men receive. maternity care, disability insurance. the women will now be able to defend their gold medal on home ice friday night as the team takes on canada outside of detroit in the first-round of the ihs world championship games. good job usa. u.s. men's soccer team playing in front of a rowdy crowd in panama city in world cup qualifying action. after a hat track they moved within one goal of a scoring record. that strike put the americans up 1-0. panama scored a few minutes
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. house investigation into the trump campaign ties to russia that investigation on hold. how long until things get moving and will we ever hear from the former justice department official who could have important information. welcome back to "early start". i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. never tried russian dressing. on the schedule today for the house intelligence committee probing alleged ties between president trump and russia, nothing. no meetings, no hearings, no nothing at all. trump-russia probe has broken down at least for now amid a growing divide over whether house intel chairman devin nunes should recuse himself. what will get things moving again. for one thing the reining democrat adam schiff want republicans to reschedule hearings set for yesterday. former acting attorney general
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sally yates was set to testify. she was expected to discuss communications between former trump national security adviser michael flynn and russia's ambassador to the u.s. "the washington post" reported the white house tried to block yates from testifying. that's a claim the press secretary sean spicer flat out rejected. >> on the 24th miss yates attorney sent a letter requesting that consent specifically saying if they did not receive a response by march 27th at 10:00 a.m. they would conclude that the white house does not assert executive privilege over these matters. the white house did not respond and took no action that prevented miss yates from testifying. i hope she testifies. i look forward to it. calls for nunes to recuse himself is coming from democrats and one republican, walter jones. co elijah cummings says this. the claim by chairman nunes that
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no one in the white house knew about his visit could not be true. chairman nunes was not a white house fence jumper he was invited in. >> nunes is scoffing at the suggestion he might step aside. >> your going to stay as chairman and run this investigation? >> why would i not? you guys need to go ask them why these things are being said. >> can this investigation continue as you as chairman? >> why would it not? aren't i briefing you guys continuously? and keeping you up to speed. >> they are saying it can't one you as chair nuclear weapon got to go talk to them. it sounds like it's their problem. >> one investigation is moving forward in a bipartisan spirit. the chairman and ranking democrat on the senate intel committee will offer an update on their russian investigation at a 2:30 news conference. it looks like questions about russia are starting to wear on sean spicer. listen to the press secretary getting into a testy exchange
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after suggesting the media looking for kremlin connections that don't exist. >> i said it from the day that i got here until whatever that there's no connection. you got russia. if the president puts russian salad dressing on his salad tonight somehow that's a russian connection. every single person -- i appreciate your agenda here. the reality here is -- no, no, no. report the facts. the facts are is every person whose been briefed on the subject has come away with the same conclusion. republican, democrat. i'm sorry that disgusts you. you're shaking your head. i appreciate that. but understand this, at some point the facts are what they are. >> that's reporter april ryan arguing there. let's bring in our digital managing editor zach wolf. feels he has some heart burn to continue the russian dressing analogy. maybe he worked that line out ahead of time. it's a good reminder it's the
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president that put rush on the table by over and over on the campaign trail going out of his way to hold vladimir putin up as this ideal as a leader. >> reporter: then denying there were any sort of contacts people in his campaign and, now, russian ambassador or any sort of russian officials which we later learned turned out not to be true and all of the contacts we learned between his former campaign chairman, paul manafort and russia. it's like there was smoke and smoke and smoke. the questions are clearly legitimate for this white house regarding russia. the rob for sean spicer is that they repeat over and over and over again and it's a hard position he has. >> the question no one is asking does the president eat salad? >> does he eat salad. >> there's still questions as to that. we'll move on. the congressman walter jones of north carolina, him calling for nunes to step down as head of
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this investigation. how does that change the debate moving forward? >> reporter: i think it's really important that there's a republican calling for nunes to recuse himself or step down from the investigation. i would point out that walter jones, as an individual congressman is somebody who has broken with his party on a number of things, including on national security. so he probably doesn't speak for most of them in that regard. >> we'll talk about health care reform if we can. i thought this was dead ground and now we're seeing these green shoots where the president is talking about, he would be open to restarting this health care negotiation. >> i know that we're all going to make a deal on health care. that's such an easy one. i have no doubt that will happen very quickly. i think it will happen because we've all been promising, democrat, republican. we've been promising that to the american people. so i think a lot of good things are going to happen there. >> so, what do we make of this sound bite? you have pointed out on this ram
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before, sometimes a president uses words that don't mean what we all think they mean. do we take him at his word on this, he'll open up starting health care again. >> reporter: take the word easy right there. clearly not easy. they couldn't get a simple majority of republicans to pass a bill that republicans wrote. no. not easy. i'm sure republicans as they move forward will look at ways to either go back at repeal or chip away at the law. you have the senate saying they are still moving on. you have the house still wondering how they can get back at this issue. the dynamic has not changed. nothing has markedly changed, i think, since that bill went down for defeat. until there's some sort of shift in what the freedom caucus is saying or what democrats are saying or moderate republicans are saying i'm not sure how they come to an agreements. >> they are looking at tax reform. he said health care would be easy. they switched gears to tax
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reform. >> whether it's tax reform, funding the government or health care or neal gorsuch confirmation, what does it reveal about future efforts to work with demonstrate that it appears no democrats are going to step forward and say we will support gorsuch, and that so many are stepping forward to say we will filibuster his nomination. what does that suing go with the two sides coming together on anything? >> reporter: it suggests chuck schumer will put incredible pressure on his caucus to hold the line, to sort of play the mitch mcconnell role, the role that mitch mcconnell played against barack obama which is he's the top democrat in the country right now is chuck schumer and he's the face of defense against this president that so many democrats abhor, really. i don't foresee them really trying to work together with republicans. number one, they will disagree with most of the policies. number, two they don't want to give republicans a win politically. >> senators last night had
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dinner the president and first lady and the president, i think, was surprised that chuck schumer came or some democrats did come. do you think he's working behind-the-scenes trying to reach out to the democrats? just seems so intransigent right now. is there some leadership some personality traits of this president that could get some work done on that front? >> reporter: certainly. he's clearly shown himself to be good at one on one, convincing people to do things. he's the author of the art of the deal. let's not forget he knows chuck schumer. they are both from new york. they have a relationship that pre-dates all of this. when they used to say nice things about each other before donald trump was in politics. i wouldn't look past that ultimately but out of the gate here democrats are going to hold the line. >> all right. nice to see you zach on this wednesday morning bright and early. day 69. new details about fortunate's budget blueprint. documents reviewed by cnn show a list of long cuts that could
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save the government $18 billion. they offset the big boost to defense spending. cutting where? the steepest reduction 3 billion in cuts to education including $1.2 billion less for teacher grants. they say they are unproven. 1.3 billion to surpluses in the pell grant program. the funding for pell grants is a constant battle every year. these are really important money for poor students. document shows 1.6 billion decrease to housing and urban development programs and a billion in reductions to international aid which cuts the funding for fight against hiv/aids and u.n. peace keeping efforts. on those cuts administration official says it is not a core fung shongtion of the federal government to promote these things. expect major backlash from
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thank you so much for that down home welcome. show me female vocalist of the year. thank you so much. thank you so much acm's, i appreciate it. show me acm best moments. i could never have wished for, asked for and dreamt of anything more than this. catch your favorite moments from the acm awards and an exclusive encore performance by kelsea ballerini following the show on xfinity x1. the acm awards. live on sunday, april 2nd 8/7 central on cbs. just had a call, long call from general mattis and john i know very happy to hear that but knees better than anybody we're doing very well in iraq. our soldiers are fighting and fighting like never before.
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and the results are very, very good. so i just want to let everyone know. so a rare public comment from the president on the fight against isis in iraq. mr. trump's upbeat assessment coming in the wake of an air strike that killed more than 100 civilians in western mosul. the iraqi military blames the u.s. coalition. listen to general stephen townsend saying that the coalition did play a role in the tragedy while pointing a finger at isis. >> if we didn't strike in that area i would be telling you right now it's unlikely. because we struck in that area i think there's a fair chance that we did it. my initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties. here's what i don't know. what i don't know is were they gathered there by the enemy? >> general townsend said the type of munition used in the strike should not have collapsed
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the entire building where all those civilians perished. that's why there will be an investigation to figure out exactly what happened there. booby trap, car bomb, what happened. let's go live to erbil, iraq and bring in our correspondent. she was just in mosul, just giving us a walk through of some of those streets. the president's assessment that things are going well. how is that sitting there? >> reporter: look it's all relative. when you look at it purely from a military perspective, when you look at it purely from are the iraqi security forces with the u.s. backed coalition, pushing forward gaining territory from isis yes things are going well. but that's a bit of an over simplification of what's a complicated situation. nobody thought the battle nor result would be easy. it's one of the toughest battles in modern history because iraqis
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are up against an enemy unlike anyone the u.s. has faced in either iraq or afghanistan. isis is much more sophisticated, much more capable and has many more fighters deeply entrenched inside a city that was home to 1.2 million civilians. even in this last portion of western mosul you saw how hundreds of thousands of civilians who cannot flee even if they wanted to because everyone we spoke to who tried to escape said isis turned them back at gunpoint. we also spoke to numerous civilians who lost loved ones or some who hand nagged to survive the situation, isis would hold them at gunpoint in their homes while at the same time using their roof tops for fighting positions. this is a tragedy, of awful proportions. while we were in mosul yesterday we spoke to a handful of people that were in a neighborhood that had already been liberated, describing the sheer terror and horror of war. one woman we met, in fact, was
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staying behind because she was waiting, hoping that her husband somehow would return to her because he had been taken away by isis the day before this area was liberated. you have these stories of the nightmares that the civilians are going through. as the iraqis and americans continue to try to push forward, trying to minimize the trauma, the casualties among the civilian population that has to be taken and factored in to a much greater degree for us. >> some great reporting from her this week on that situation and that investigation. time for a look what's coming up on "new day". alisyn camerota joins us. have you ever tried russian dressing? >> of course. yes. i was a child of the '70s. >> we've not. >> oh, my god. >> dave you'll love it. you'll love it. >> we'll take your word for it. >> on your reuben.
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we have some of the central figures in the biggest news stories of the day including we have jim jordan of the house freedom caucus, what are they going to do about health care moving forward now that the first bill was killed. we have trey gowdy of the house intel committee, what are they going to do about devin nunes. then we have james inhofe who has called climate change a hoax. i want to get his thoughts on the president's latest executive orders and i just want to show you this new professional photo, this is on her cnn i.d.. isn't that a great photo of her. >> welcome izzie. >> is that the world in her hands? >> "new day". she's the wizard behind "new day" now. that's her photo. >> welcome izzie. looks like you're going to tetanus for breakfast. >> with russian dressing.
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history is unfolding right now in the united kingdom. british prime minister theresa may formally triggering britain's exit from the european union by signing a letter invoking article 50. that letter will be delivered to the european counsel in brussels this morning. there's a new complication this morning. scotland may want to secede from the uk before the uk exits the eu. cnn's nic robertson tracking the latest developments live from london. good morning to you. this is a historic day. >> reporter: good morning. it is, indeed. 44 years britain has been tied to europe and in few seconds we're expecting theresa may to step out the door behind me and make her way to those of you commons. she will answer prime minister's question time and she will begin to read details of what's in that letter that's been sent to the european union today in
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brussels. she is giving details in the house of commons it will be handed over physically to the european council president david tuscarora. theresa may fighting a rear guard action against the scottish national party and first minister of scotland says theresa may is taking britain over a cliff without a safe place to land. it is against the will of scotland. scotland wishes are not being heard. scotland voted 62% to remain part of the european union. nicholas sturgeon will use this to hold a second independence referendum to separate scotland from the rest of britain. theresa may has vowed to stand again that. she will fight brexit to you night people of britain for a brighter future whether they are from the north, south, east or west, village, country side, she's getting a better future for all of them she says. >> should be a fascinating day
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there. i'm sure you'll check in with "new day" as well. let's get a quick check on money stream. global markets holding on to gains. futures in the u.s. pretty much flat. keep an eye on the stock market in london today. it's ticking higher at this moment ahead of the official start of brexit. dow's losing streak is over. average up 151 point after eight down days the longest losing streak since 2011. we newed hopes for tax reform has investors feeling better. two strong pieces of economic news. consumer seven-day forecast 16 years high and home prices up 16%. couple of good things going on here. humming economy. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> "new day" starts right now. >> this is what a cover up looks like. >>
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this may make a good spy novel he have. not a good investigation. >> we don't have that. if the president puts russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that is a russian connection. >> we are going to get judge gorsuch confirmed. >> it will be an uphill climb to get the 60 votes. >> the affordable care act is the law of the land. >> we will make a deal on health care. that's an easy one. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to "new day." the house intel committee russian investigation grinding to a halt. the embattled chairman digging in and refusing the calls to stop down. >> a troubling allegation.
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did nunes conform with the white house with sally yates? the intel committee will begin the hearing on russia tomorrow. the president says it will be easy to get a deal on health care and we are doing well in iraq. for getting the u.s. just killed 100 civilians. what does day 69 hold for president trump? let's start with sara murray. >> reporter: a beating in the house as they stumble with how to move forward with the russian investigation. one thing is clear. the white house is in defensive crouch. >> are you going to stay as chairman and run the investigation? >> why would i not? >> reporter: devin nunes defiant amid calls for him to step aside on the russian investigation. >> are you going to recuse

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