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former acting attorney general sets to contradict the white house on who knew what and when about michael flynn's talks with the russian ambassador. hillary clinton said she would have won the election if it were held october 27th. she's calling out james comey letter that he had says cost her everything and now president trump has something to say about it. and president trump summons key house members to the white house to talk health care. can he get this repeal and
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replace bill through the house? folks, it's a razor thin margin. this will go down the wire again. welcome to "early start". it is wednesday, may 3rd, 4:00 a.m. in the east. nice to see you all this morning. let's begin here. president trump and his administration are facing a major public rebuke from an official fired from president trump himself. former acting attorney general sally yates is prepared to testify that she warned the white house michael flynn was lying about talking to the russian ambassador. a warning that came three weeks before flynn was fired as national security adviser. yates is expected to tell the judiciary committee she expressed grave concerns that flynn could be compromised, refuting the white house accounts. she said it was a stern warning. yates testimony is set for monday russia returns to center stage on capitol hill. >> fbi director james comey goes before the senate judiciary committee where he'll be grilled
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about his announcement just before election at the probe of hillary clinton's emails was back on, all this after president trump speaks with russian president vladimir putin. the senate intelligence committee is briefed at cia quarters on russian election hacking. secretary clinton makes pointed comments on comey and the russians and president trump unleashes a late night tweet storm venting his frustration about all it. we begin our coverage with national security correspondent jim shutto in washington. >> reporter: sources familiar with her account tell cnn former acting attorney general sally yates is prepared to testify before the senate judiciary committee next week. she gave a forceful warning to the white house regarding then national security adviser michael flynn nearly three weeks before he was fired. this contradicting the administration's version of events. in a private meeting january 26th yates told white house that flynn was lying when he denied in public and private he discussed u.s. sanctions on
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russia in conversations with russia's ambassador the u.s. his misleading comments yates explained made him vulnerable to being compromised by russia. yates meeting took place january 26th. on february 10th, president trump said he was unaware of reports on flynn. three days after that on february 13th, "the washington post" published a story that flynn had lied to vice president mike pence about his conversations with the russian ambassador. flynn resigned that night. yates testimony on may 8th will be the first time the former acting attorney general will publicly speak about that white house meeting. a source familiar with the situation said yates will be limited on what she can tell the committee because many details on flynn remain classified. yates previously scheduled appearance in front of the house intelligence committee was cancelled by chairman nunez. that move sparking outcry from democrats who believes he was trying to shield the white house from damaging new revelations.
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jim sciutto, cnn, washington. hillary clinton offering her pointed comments on what she characterizes immediating by the russians and fbi director james comey. the former candidate said if the election was held on october 27th i would be your president. listen. >> i was on the way to winning until a combination of jim comey's letter on october 28th and russian wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. >> interviewed by christiane amanpour at a women for women in new york clinton took absolute personal responsibility for her loss. >> did she? she said she's back took an activist citizen and part of the resistance. she took a swipe that's sure to i rx president trump.
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>> i did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent. so, i see a tweet coming. fine. better that than interfering in foreign affairs if he wants to tweet about me. i'm happy to be the, you know, the diversion. >> so, what's behind clinton's re-emergence in the spotlight? a confidant said she's not running for anything, she's just not hiding. she's writing a book. christiane amanpour joins us at 5:30 to discuss her conversation with clinton and more. and let's discuss this characterization. did she really take responsibility for losing that election? a lot of folks in this country think she did not do that on that stage. >> christiane amanpour spent some quality time with hillary clinton. she nailed it when she predicted
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a tweet from president trump. there were a couple of them lashing back overnight at trump's former opponent. he wrote comey was the best thing for hillary clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds. he finished off referring to himself in the third person perhaps trump just ran a great campaign. do you talk about yourself in the third person. >> sorry to chuckle. that third person tweet i love it. >> president trump stepping into the health care fight. he'll meet with two congressmen who are against the latest bill to replace obamacare but working on an amendment that would protect americans with pre-existing conditions. republican leadership and the white house making a hard sell to get the plan through the house. phil mattingly has more.
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>> reporter: as it currently stands according to a cnn tally 22 republicans are firmly and publicly in the no camp. republican leaders can afford to lose 23. that means over the course of the next couple of days they have major work to do primarily with moderates and centrists on the issue of pre-existing conditions. the congressman from michigan and former chairman of the committee that oversees health care laid out like this. >> from day one i've supported the rights of those with pre-existing illnesses to be covered. and in my view this under minds that effort. there's way to fix it. the proposal on the table now doesn't work. >> reporter: the question now can leaders, can the white house persuade those undecided sitting on the fence or lean no to come aboard over the next 24 to 48 hours. they want to have this vote before lawmakers leave capitol
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hill on thursday for another recess. the reality remains the same, according to house leadership aides they will not have the vote until they have the votes. as it stands right now they don't have the votes. all right. . trump administration having a hard time swa log the new bipartisan funding plan. all the crowing by democrats too much to take for budget director mull vein jay. he claims the white house plans to use several billion dollars to begin construction of the wall even though the agreement forbids it. he says the money won't be spend on a new wall but replacing and repairing existing fencing. president trump suggested a government shutdown to end the impasse over health care. he tweeted the reason for the plan negotiated between the republicans and democrats is that we need 60 votes in the senate which are not there. he either elect more republican senators in 2018 or change the
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rules to 51%. our country needs a good shutdown in september to fix mess. that drew a quick backlash from both parties. >> democrat schiff wrote back. how could a shutdown be good with parks closed? answer golf at mar-a-lago unaffected. orrin hatch pushing back against. he says america would be a socialist nation without a 60 vote threshold and filibuster option. budget director mulvaney was asked what a good shutdown would be? >> it's not a goal, okay. it's not a negotiating tool. but to the extent the president advocated one today, if you want to imagine what a good shutdown would be, one that fixes this town. it drives home the message it was as broken as it was when they voted for donald trump. >> white house briefing ended in bizarre fashion after the budget
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director threat podium reporters were anxious to question press secretary sean spicer. no such luck. >> sean. sean. sean. sean. sean. you can chuckle because no one feels sympathy for the white house press corps in middle america. they will get a chance to ask questions of sean spicer today at 2:00. look, to the point that democrats certainly were angry about that tweet, republicans lined up and said that ain't happening. shutdown, changing senate rules won't happen. >> the shut down thing was so interesting. i thought the stock market might be unsettled by that but it wasn't because no one thinks that cooler heads will not prevail. during the election candidate trump swept into
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office as the champion of the working class promising to crackdown on wall street. remember this ad where he cast hillary clinton as a friend of wall street and he was a friend of the working guy. here's president trump's treasury secretary reminding bankers at an elite conference in beverly hills he's focused on relaxing financial regulation. >> i know there's a few people in this room that care a lot about that. i should all thank me for your bank stocks doing better. >> you should all thank me for your bank stocks doing better. a treasury secretary of the united states, boasting about enriching investors. in fact former treasury secretary larry summers a democrat wrote i cannot conceive 11 other secretaries i've known making such a statement. he's right. bank stocks have had a great run under trump soaring between 20% and 40% since the election. look at the right side of the chart, the scale from.
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20%, 30%, 40%. wall street likes trump's talk about tax reform and especially doing a big number on dodd-frank. they are expected to vote on a gop bill today that would scale back the obama era financial reform. democrats oppose it. republicans blame dodd-frank for the country's anemic growth. the first treasury secretary i ever covered was robert ruben, i was a kid back then. i tell you, never ever, ever did treasury secretaries talk up or talk down different parts of the market. they don't talk about the value of the dollar. they are supposed to be just the neutral, you know, the grown-up who does not talk up or down stocks. >> reminiscent of those statements that both parties make in closed door fundraisers.
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the mitt romney 47%. those are things you have to unearth from secret recordings in a closed door meeting not on camera on stage. >> this is the treasury secretary. this is the money man of america. we likely have not married the last of those comments. president trump set to host palestinian president today. a live report is next.
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welcome back. 17 minutes past the hour. president trump hosts palestinian leader mahmoud abbas at the white house. palestinian officials describe abbas as hopeful and eager to engage the president despite the rhetoric about muslims on the campaign trail. let's talk about what's on the agenda today and bring in ian lee. what are they so hopeful about,
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ian? >> reporter: well, the one thing they like is the direct diplomacy from president trump from the white house to the palestinians. they say they are not going through the state department which they have done with previous presidents. they say the president has more riding on this because he's putting his name on the line. the things they will be talking about are settlements, 1967 border which the palestinians hope to create a state within. also the status of jerusalem, expect the white house to talk stipends that go to palestinian families of those people who have been killed or are in prison throughout this conflict. that's something that the white house will likely talk about as well. one other big thing that they are going to be talking about is how they can restart this peace process with the israels, president abbas said he's
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willing to meet with president netanyahu anywhere any time under the auspices of president trump. so a lot to talk about today and a lot to look forward in the next few hours. >> absolutely. we know you'll be following for us there. thank you. breaking news out of afghanistan. a deadly suicide attack near the u.s. embassy in kabul. eight people were killed, dozens more hurt according to afghan officials. u.s. military officials say three members of the international coalition serving in kabul suffering nonlife threatening injuries. the attack struck a convoy of nato armored personnel carers during the morning rush hour. up ahead the justice department not expected to bring charges in a police shooting that sparked massive protests. that's next. try lactaid, it's real milk, without that annoying lactose. good right? yeah. lactaid. the milk that doesn't mess with you.
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breaking news a tense manhunt under way after two police officers shot on chicago's south side. authorities say the officers were sitting in their cruiser when two cars pulled up alongside them and started shooting. the officers were able to return fire but one was shot in the arm and hit. the other in the back. both are expected to recover. authorities say it appears to be targeted attack. according to media reports the justice department is not expected to pursue civil rights charges against two white police officers in the shooting death of a black man. alton sterling in baton rouge, louisiana last summer. the "new york times" and "the washington post" reporting federal authorities decided to close their investigation to the
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shooting that was captured on tape and set off days of protests. the officers were placed on administrative leave after the shooting. the baton rouge mayor expressed outrage. former south carolina police officer michael slater facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to using excessive force in the death of walter scott. he admitted the shooting was not self-defense. the unarmed black man was running away when slater shot him. as part of the plea deal, two other federal charges were dropped. walter scott's mother said she has forgiven michael slater. the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a texas teenager has been fired. police telling reporters that body camera footage shows the car that officer oliver shot
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into killing 15-year-old jordan edwards was moving away from the officers not towards them. police say oliver violated several departmental policies. right now he's not been arrested or charged. he now has ten days to appeal his termination. we have not heard the last of this story. keep in mind this officer fired into a car full of teenagers driving away with an ar-15, certainly one of the more controversial weapons in this country and that was following a party full of under age teenage drinkers. something doesn't add up here. >> a lot of things don't add up. ahead did sally use it give a stern warning to the white house that michael flynn was kmd because of talk with the russians? her new testimony that might conflict with the white house next.
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. white house says it was only given a heads up about michael flynn's talks with the russians
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but the former acting attorney general are set to contradict that with new testimony. hillary clinton and her return to the spotlight says she accepts full responsibility for her election loss. while also pinning it on the russians and fbi director james comey. how did president trump respond? >> key members of the house summoned to meet with president trump this morning. trying to sway them to repeal and replace obamacare. welcome back to "early start". i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. hi there. good to see you. we're almost there. almost over that hump. these comments by hillary clinton certainly raising a few eyebrows. we'll discuss this later in the program. how do polls given last week contradict everything she was saying, right? interesting. president trump and his administration meanwhile facing a major public rebuke, though, from an official fired by trump himself. sources tell us the former acting attorney general sally yates prepared to testify.
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she warned the white house michael flynn was lying about talking to the russian ambassador a warning that came three weeks before flynn was fired as national security adviser. yates expected to tell a senate judiciary committee she expressed grave concerns flynn could be potentially compromised refuting the white house accounts that yates gave a simple heads up. yates testimony set for monday russia returns to center stage on capitol hill today. >> fbi director james comey goes before the senate judiciary committee where he'll be grilled about his announcement just before the election that the probe of hillary clinton he's emails was back on. secretary clinton now with her most pointed comments on comey and the russians and president trump unleashes a late night tweet storm venting his frustration about that. we begin our coverage with national security correspondent jim sciutto in washington. >> reporter: sources familiar with her account tell cnn former
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acting attorney general sally yates is prepared to testify before the senate judiciary committee next week. but she gave a forceful warning to the white house regarding then national security adviser michael flynn nearly three weeks before he was fired. this contradicting the administration's version of events. in a private meeting january 26th yates told white house counsel that flynn was lying when he denied in public and private that he had discussed u.s. sanctions on russia. in conversations with russia's ambassador to the u.s. sear guy kislyak. his misleading comments yates explained made him vulnerable to being compromised by russia. yates meeting took place january 26th. on february 10th two weeks later president trump said he was unaware of reports on flynn. three days after that on february 13th "the washington post" published a story that flynn had lied to vice president mike pence about his conversations with the russian ambassador. flynn resigned that night. yates testimony on may 8th will be the first time the former
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acting attorney general will publicly speak about that white house meeting. source familiar with the situation said yates will be limited on what she can tell the committee because many details involving flynn remain classified. yates previously scheduled appearance in front of the house intelligence committee you may remember was cancelled by chairman nunez. that move sparking outcry from democrats who believed he was trying to shield the white house from damaging new revelations. jim sciutto there for us in d.c. thank you, sir. hillary clinton meanwhile offering her most pointed comments yet on what she characterized as meddling in the election by russians and by fbi director comey. speaking to cnn's christiane amanpour the former candidate said quote, if the election had been held on october 27th, i would be your president. >> i was on the way to winning until a combination of jim comey's letter on october 28th and russian wikileaks raised
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doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. >> interviewed by christiane amanpour at a women for women international event in new york, secretary clinton did take what she called absolute personal responsibility for her loss. >> she says she's now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance. that's the word she used. she took a swipe at donald trump. >> i did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent. so it's like, really -- i feel a tweet coming. fine. you know, better that than interfering in foreign affairs if he wants to tweet about me. i'm happy to be the, you know, the diversion. >> so what is behind her re-entry into the spot light. a confidant telling cnn she's not running for anything she's
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just not hiding. christiane amanpour joins us at 5:30 to discuss her conversation with clinton and more. she's writing a book, mind you. christiane amanpour nailed it when she predicted a tweet storm from donald trump. there were a couple lashing back overnight at his former opponent. he wrote fbi director comey was the best thing that ever happened to hillary clinton. in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds. the phone trump-russia story was an excuse used by the democrats as justification for losing the election. he finished off referring to himself in the third person, perhaps trump just ran a great campaign. and briggs loves some third person tweeting. briggs loves those kind of tweets. jimmy is getting upset for you seinfeld fans. >> no surprise russian election hacking did not come up with president trump spoke with russian president vladimir putin in their phone call yesterday. the white house says syria was the focus of the first chat
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between two leaders since president trump launched missile strikes against syrian airbase, an attack the kremlin condemned. a white house description of the call says trump and putin discussed the need to the end violence in syria. president trump's proposal to create safe zones for refugees. president trump agreed to send a representative to syrian cease-fire talks that begin today in kazakhstan. the two men talked about north korea's nuclear program and a future date meeting on the sidelines of the g7 summit in july a personal meeting. >> president trump stepping directly into the health care fight today. he'll meet with two key republican congressmen. billy long of missouri and fred upton of michigan. both are against the latest bill to replace obamacare but they are working on an amendment that would protect americans with pre-existing conditions to make the measure more palatable to moderates. you see this balance don't shift. republican leadership and the
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white house making a hard sell to get the plan through the house. phil mattingly has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: as it currently stands according to a cnn tally 22 republicans are firmly and publicly in the no camp. republican leaders can afford to lose all of 23. that means over the course of the next couple of days they have major work to do primarily with moderates and centrists on the issue of pre-existing conditions. something fred upton a congressman from michigan and the former chairman of the committee that oversees health care laid out like this. >> from day one i've supported the rights of those with pre-existing illnesses to be covered. and in my view this under minds that effort and i can't be a part it. there are ways to fix it. but the proposal that's on the table now doesn't work. >> reporter: the question right now can leaders, can the white house persuade those who are undecided still sitting on the
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fence or lean no to come aboard over the next 24 to 48 hours. they want this vote before lawmakers leave capitol hill on thursday for another recess. the reality remains the same. according to house leadership aides they will not have the vote until they have the votes. as it stands right now they don't have the votes. phil mattingly. the u.s. auto boom might be over. just as president trump is counting on to it add more jobs. car sales saw a big drop in april. look at the big three detroit companies. sales fell as much as 7% from last year. overall u.s. sales were down 4.7%. almost 5%. the industry has been on a huge winning streak since bail outs rescued it in 2009. also helped by cheap gas prices. but demand has suddenly cooled after seven straight years of gains. while consumer sentiment is high spending is down in 2017, especially on big ticket items
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like cars. we don't actually know why. that's what's confounding about it. many analysts forecast auto sales will decline this year. estimated 17.2 million in 2017. that's still an awful lot of cars but it shows that boom, boom, boom has stalled. the slow down in sales raises the prospects companies may slow production that runs counter to the president's plans. he's pushing carmakers to produce more cars. they vowed to create 25 million new jobs over the next ten years. >> president trump's pick for the secretary of army is in jeopardy. cnn is being told mark green could withdraw as early as this week. democrats have slammed his comments on lgbt issue, islam and evolution. sources say his path to confirmation may be insurmountable. green is the president's second
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pick for the post. a spokes pan said the notion that green is dropping out is completely, absolutely untrue and is prepping for his confirmation hearing. >> what a surprise within the pages of ivanka trump's new book "women who work." she includes many inspirational quote from celebrities and business moguls. most of the people she quotes supported hillary clinton not her father. among the heavy hitters oh, practice winfrey, cynthia nixon. and former secretary of state colin powell. the quotes weren't provided specifically for the book. the first daughter used them with citations and credit. the founder and ceo of girls turned to twitter and said don't use my story in "women who work" unless you'll stop being complicit. ouch. she's one of the more intriguing figures in this white house because you hear she's one of his most trusted advisers.
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we just don't know how. >> she's said she's easing into the role. she's learning how to be this adviser on the job. be interesting to see how that role evolves. >> where she moderates. palestinian president mahmoud abbas set to visit the white house today. can he and president trump find common ground on the middle east? a live report is next. joint pai. blue-emu continuous pain relief spray, it works fast and you won't stink. (i've done every night isince i was a kid,hing empty my pocket change into this old jar. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar.
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president trump hosting palestinian leader mahmoud abbas at the white house today. palestinian officials describe abbas as hopeful and eager to engage mr. president trump despite the president's divisive rhetoric about muslims on the campaign trail. let's bring in cnn's ian lee who is live on the west bank. good morning. what are they hopeful and eager about? >> reporter: good morning, dave.
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this is the first time that president abbas and president trump have met. expect them a little bit meet and greet, get to know each other better. mahmoud abbas is bringing a laundry list of things he wants to talk about that. on top of that list is settlements. he wants the united states to put more pressure on israel, also they will be talking about the embassy, mike pence yesterday said that they are electronically considering moving it from tel aviv to jerusalem. that's not only deeply unpopular with the palestinians but also key u.s. regional allies like jordan, egypt and saudi arabia. they are also going to be talking about the prospect for a palestinian state, mahmoud abbas would like to see that within the 1967 borders with east jerusalem as its capital. also, the arab peace initiative is likely to be brought up as well the arab league would recognize israel with a peace deal. now expect president trump to possibly bring up the stipends
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for palestinian families who have someone either killed or jailed by israelis. this is within the context of the conflict. now israel says this is just the sponsorship of terror. but president trump has said that this is the ultimate deal. so expect him to push hard either way, dave. >> massive meeting. all eyes on the white house. breaking news out of afghanistan, a deadly suicide attack near the u.s. embassy in kabul. eight people were killed and dozens more hurt according to afghan officials. u.s. military officials say three members of the international coalition serving in kabul suffered nonlife threatening injuries. the attack struck a convoy of nato armored personnel carriers. the u.s. pulling out of its role in the hunt for an african
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war lord. he's wanted for war crimes including killing thousands of civilians and abducting thousands of children in uganda and neighboring countries. the u.s. backed mission to capture him which began in 2011 cost the u.s. $780 million. embattled venezuelan president maduro responding to angry protests by suspending the right to bear arms across the country for six months. government officials say the move is needed to guarantee safety, peace and internal order. it's not clear what consequences it will be for violators. general motors is now officially ceased operations in venezuela a move after the plan was seized by venezuelan authorities last month. >> american businesses working in venezuela for a couple of years have been very concerned about turn of events there. bad news for apple. iphone sales are not looking so
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hot. how bad was it and what about iphone 7?
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breaking news, an intense manhunt under way after two police officers were shot on chicago's south side. authorities say the officers were sitting in their cruiser when two cars pulled up alongside them and started shooting. the officers were able to return fire but one was shot in the arm, and hit the other in the back. both are expected to recover. authorities say it appears tube targeted attack. the justice department is not expected to pursue federal civil rights charges against two white police officers in the shooting death of a black man, alton sterling in baton rouge last summer. the "new york times" and "the washington post" reporting federal authorities have decided
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to close their investigation into that shooting, a shooting that was captured on tape and set off days of protests. the officers were placed on administrative leave after the shooting. the baton rouge mayor expressing outrage. former south carolina police officer michael slater now facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to using excessive force in the death of walter scott reversing his account in court tuesday admitting the shooting was not self-defense. video showed the unarmed black man running away when slater shot him five times following a traffic stop as part of a plea deal state murder charges and two other federal charges were dropped. walter scott's mother says she's forgiven slater calling his admission of guilt a victory for walter and justice for the family. the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a texas teenager has been fired.
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police telling reporters that body camera footage shows the car that officer roy oliver shot into killing 15-year-old jordan edwards, that car was moving away from the officers not towards them. police say oliver violated several departmental policies. as of now oliver has not been arrested or charged. he now has ten days to appeal his termination. so many of the details, dave, of that shooting are just heartbreaking. the car moving away from police officers. police officers were breaking up a party. >> under age drinking party. ar-15 was the weapon. >> seems wrong on all levels. >> you just wonder as we approach the summer if what's happening in dallas and baton rouge, jeff sessions being the attorney general, do we have the makings of a volatile situation. >> 56 minutes past the hour. time for check on money stream. futures are down.
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wall street closed pretty flat yesterday but enough for the nasdaq to make it another record close. the market being helped by a robust earning season. wall street keeping an eye on the conclusion today of the fed's two day policy meeting. we're not expecting a rate hike but looking for comments about the slow down in economic growth. april tell iphone sales are down. earnings were reported after the close. iphone sales fell 1%. apple ceo tim cook blames rumors of an upcoming iphone 8 for the drop. sales for the smartphone went into a slump last summer earning apple's first decline in sales since 2001. the company reported $256 billion in its stockpile. just in cash. like a bank in its own right. most of that cash sitting overseas. airline passengers paid a million dollars more a day in
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baggage fees last year according to department of transportation. airlines collected $4.2 billion in baggage fees in 2016. this news came out of the heads of several airlines testified before congress about customer service. among the complaints overbooking and high fees. the airline said those fees keep fares low. american airlines is cutting two inches of leg room from its economy class seat. you're watching oscar you noz there. he's the ceo of united and he was talking yesterday to congress about how they screwed up, they screwed up. they had all their employees not allowed to use common sense. >> southwest the one that does not collect -- >> jetblue. i don't know if southwest does. >> $4.2 billion in baggage fees. they are doing all right. early tart continues right now.
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the information acting attorney general set to contradict the white house on who knew what and when about michael flynn's talks with the russian ambassador. hillary clinton and her return to the spotlight said she accepts full responsibility for her election loss. while also pinning it on the russians. fbi director james comey. how did the president respond? >> president trump summons key house members to the white house to talk health care. can he finally get this repeal and replace bill through the house? here we go again. good morning again. welcome to "early start". i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it's wednesday, may 3rd. interesting comments from hillary clinton she would win the election if it were held on october 27th. christiane amanpour will join us shortly. we'll talk about all of this. she sat alongside hillary clinton. but first president trump and his administration facing major public rebuke from an official fired by trump himself. sources tell cnn former acting
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attorney general sally yates is prepared to testify she warned the white house michael flynn was lying about talking to the russian ambassador. a warning that came three weeks before flynn was fired as national security adviser. yates expected to tell a senate judiciary committee she expressed grave concerns. flynn could potentially be compromised refuting the white house account that yates gave officials a simple heads up. yates testimony set for monday, russia returns to center stage on capitol hill today. >> fbi director james comey goes before the senate judiciary committee where he'll be grilled about his announcement just before the election that the probe of hillary clinton's emails was back on. secretary clinton now with her most pointed comments on comey and the russians, president trump unleash as late night tweet storm venting his frustration. we have all of this wrapped up together. we begin with jim sciutto in washington. >> reporter: sources familiar with her account tell cnn that former acting attorney general sally yates is prepared

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