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"you're fired" a political earthquake as president trump cans fbi director james comey. >> wasn't doing a good job. very simply. >> and threatens to leak secret tapes of his conversations with comey. >> he's a showboater. >> with comey out who will take over the fbi leading the investigation into the trump team's potential collusion with russia. >> were those investigations getting too close to home for the president? >> democratis leader senator chuck schumer joins me in moments. plus, warm welcome. top russian officials pose for private photographs inside the oval office, as president trump insists the russia investigation is a witch hunt. >> i'm not under investigation. >> where do things stand now?
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>> i don't know if there was collusion or not. >> former director of national intelligence james clapper will be here live. and one man show. the president says no one at the white house speaks for him. >> there is nothing further to add on that. >> as he contradicts his staff's explanations and publicly burns his own press secretary. >> he's doing a good job but he gets beat up. >> is there anyone in the west wing who can be trusted to tell the truth? the best political minds will be here on washington's wild week. hello i'm jake tapper in washington where the state of our union is reeling. first, president trump surprise firing of fbi director james comey, the man heading the investigation into possible collusion by russia by the trump team, then a series of hard to believe explanations from the white house staff that trump himself revealed to be, well, not believable. and then a stunning admission by the president and what seemed
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like a threat to the fbi director about secret tapes of their conversations, answers about what really happened are in short supply, director comey splind declined an invitation to testify before congress. comey managed to take in a musical posing for photo with the cast of "fun house." we asked the white house to provide us with somebody who could answer your questions but the white house declined. president trump did speak to fox news insisting the fbi investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia is a waste of time. >> i'd like it to move fast, if possible, but i'll tell you what i really want. there is no collusion. we have nothing to do with russia and everything else. >> jeff sessions and rod rosenstein spent yesterday interviewing at least eight candidates to replace comey. the senate will have to approve his choice. lots to talk with senate
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democratic leader chuck schumer. good morning, good to see but >> good morning, jake and happy mother's day to all the moms who my mom god willing will turn 89 in the text few years. >> president trump said when he fired the fbi director he was thinking about the russia investigation. take a listen. >> fire comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. and in fact, when i decided to just do it, i said to myself, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made up story, it's an excuse why the democrats are having lost an election that they should have won. >> does that admission when combined with the fact that president trump according to a source close to comey asked director comey for his loyalty, does that constitute obstruction of justice? >> well look, obstruction of justice is a very complicated
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issue, it involves intent. i've asked for and our democrats on the judiciary committee have asked for the inspector general to do a complete and thorough report about anyone, anyone at all, interfering with this investigation. once we get those facts, we can then consult some of the great legal minds and come to a conclusion. >> what is your response to the fact that president trump said when he made the decision to fire fbi director comey, he was thinking about the russia probe? >> well, again, you know, this is an issue that's a serious issue and needs a thorough, thorough investigation by the attorney general. and by rather the inspector general, not the attorney general. he should be recused, and i look forward to seeing the results. the inspect general as you know jake is independent and has a great reputation for being able to get to the bottom of stuff. >> friday president trump warned director comey against leaking
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any negative information. "james comey better hope there are no tapes of her conversations before he starts leaking to the press." what steps can the senate take to determine if these tapes or audio files or whatever exist and if they do exist will democrats demand they be subpoenaed? >> well, first of all, if there are tapes, the president should turn them over immediately of course. to destroy them would be a violation of law. he should turn them over to congress and the investigators. if there are no tapes he should apologize to james comey and the american people for misleading them. what happened this week makes it all important we get a special prosecutor, who can look into these tapes, look if they exist, can examine everything in an independent way, and i want to say one thing, jake. these silence of my republican colleagues is choosing party over country at a time where we
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can ill afford it. foreign manipulation of our elections, no matter who did it is a very, very serious issue. it damages people's faith in our government. it is one of the things the founding fathers most, most warned about, so our republicans should be stepping up to the plate and joining us in asking for a special prosecutor, where is the howard baker of 2017? >> are republican colleagues of yours saying anything to you off the record obviously without naming them about all of this, about the comey firing and the explanation and the tweets and the seeming threat? >> well, i've had conversations with a good number of republican colleagues, they're my friends, these are one on one, i wouldn't make them public and i've told them more or less what i've said here, that this is so serious about the republic, there is a need to get to the bottom of this. there is a crisis of credibility with the president. i mean, so many things, there's
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so much factual fabrication and then backsliding and contradiction, we need our republican colleagues not every day, but on the occasions when it's necessary, such as for a special prosecutor, suches awhat happened in the last week, to speak out, because this is country. this is an issue of country, not party and our credibility, the credibility of the presidency with the american people, and of our country with the world is rapidly eroding because of this crisis of credibility, and one more thing i'd say. the people in the white house have an obligation, if they know something is false, not to say it. i know they work for the president. i know they're supposed to be loyal, but they don't have to say things if they know in they're deliberately false. >> eight candidates for fbi director were interviewed on saturday. i'm going to put their photos up on the screen, senator john cornyn, andrew mccabe, alice fisher, judge michael garcia, adam lee, judge hudson, frances
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townsend and former congressman mike rodgers. i want to ask you about senator cornyn he was quoted saying the idea he fired comey to squelch the russia probe is a "fake narrative." >> i'm not getting into specific names but i'd say this more generally, jake. first, the nominee should be not a partisan politician, not part of either party. this demands a serious down the middle investigation. second, it ought to be somebody who is experienced. you need a really good prosecutor here, somebody who knows how to do it and third, it should be someone with courage. if there is interference or attempted interference to shut down the investigation, to misdirect it, you need somebody who is going to stand up. so those are my three criteria. i'm not going to name any
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specific people, nor criticize or evaluate any people who have been named until they name somebody, by the criteria are pretty obvious. >> you just called for a special prosecutor to investigation this possible collusion between the trump team and russia. your party has not settled on a strategy. the justice department would have to appoint a special prosecutor. senator mark warner is the top democrat on the intelligence committee. he wants the democratic party to refuse to vote on the nomination of a new fbi director until a special prosecutor is appointed. >> there are a lot of democrats who feel that way. we have to discuss it as a caw kaus but i would support that move because who the fbi director is, is related to who the special prosecutor is. remember, the criteria for a special prosecutor independent in making day-to-day decisions from the hierarchy in the justice department and the white house, can only be fired for cause, has to report to congress, and very importantly
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can look into any attempts to thwart the investigation, are all really important criteria, and to have that special prosecutor, people would breathe a sigh of relief because then there would be a real independent person overlooking the fbi director. so i think the two are related. i think mark warner's idea is a good idea and i this i it will get broad support in our caucus. the key here of course is getting some of our republican colleagues to join us. we're hoping, we're waiting, we understand it's difficult, but i think patriotism and the needs of this country demand it. >> the senate intelligence committee called for squlamz comey to testify on tuesday, but comey said he's not going to be able to. do you think the intelligence committee should issue a subpoena and compel him to testify? >> no. in fact, i believe i read this in the papers but that mr. comey has said he does want to testify, but he'd like it to be in public. i think public testimony is very
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important. he can leave out things that are classified or they can go into a skiff for the parts that are classified, but public testimony would be very important, and there are lots of different forums to do it. i hope he will testify. i think he wants to testify from everything i've read, and he has an obligation to testify because what happened is serious stuff, and we ought to know every side of it. >> as you know, the attorney general jeff sessions who had said he would recuse himself for anything having to do with the probes raised eyebrows when he participated directly in the firing of comey, and then of course there are questions about him interviewing candidates to replace comey, but what do you think about sessions claim to have recused himself? do you think he should be investigated by the senate and should it be investigated by the inspector general at doj? >> yes. i have asked the inspector general and the request i've made is not only to look into
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any interference to thwart the investigation but whether attorney general sessions should have participated in the firing of comey and should participate in fbi director. you know attorney general sessions has a higher obligation. he didn't tell the truth meeting with the russians so he recused himself. he seals to be violating that recusal that seems on its face to be part of this and look, i called for him to step down when he didn't tell the truth about the russians, because it's the highest law enforcement officer in the land. if the actions of the last week make all the more reason he should not be attorney general. >> leader schumer please pass on our happy mother's day wishes to your mother and to your wife. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, to you and yours, jake, too. >> thank you. president trump continues to cite one man proves there's no evidence of collusion within his russia campaign. that man is here live. stay with us. what powers the digital world. communication.
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welcome back. in the mdist of this back lash against president trump's firing of corrector james comey the president tried to defend himself against allegations he was trying to shut down the fbi's investigation into his campaign's possible ties to russia. he tweeted "when james clapper himself and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt says there is no collusion, when does it end?" the president was referring to testimony by the former director of james clapper who served under president obama. >> does intelligence exist that can definitely answer the following question. where there were improper contacts between the trump campaign and russia officials, you say no, not to my knowledge. is that still accurate? >> it is. >> is president trump right clapper has closed the book on this question? we'll talk to the man himself, former director of intelligence under the obama administration james clapper. thanks for being here. >> thanks, jake, for having me.
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>> first of all the president said you said there was no collusion. is that a fair depiction? >> well what i first need to explain, jake, is the way in which i treated counter intelligence investigations during the six and a half years that i was dni. i deferred to the fbi director both director muller and then director comey as to whether when and what to tell me about any counter intelligence investigations that they might have under way. so it was kind of standard practice, so my statement was premised on first the context of our intelligence community assessment on russian interference with the election. we did not, there was no reporting in that intelligence community assessment about political collusion. we did not, i did not have any evidence, did not know about the investigation. >> you didn't know that the fbi was conducting an investigation? >> i did not and even more
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importantly did not know the content or the status of that investigation. and there's all kinds of reasons why that's so, but these are sensitive. we try to keep them as compartment as possible and importantly these invariably involve u.s. persons so we try to be very differential to that, so my statements should not be considered exculpatory to use a legal term. >> so the president's obviously trying to use them. let's go back to the original statement that you made on "meet the press" in march at the president's referring to that lindsey graham asked you about. let's roll that time. >> -- did not include any evidence in our report, and i say our, that's nsa, fbi, and cia, with my office, director of national intelligence, that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members of the trump campaign and the russians. >> so you mentioned the fbi there, but at that point it was march 5th. did you not know there was an fbi investigation until comey
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testified a few days later? >> that's right. and that was when i first official knowledge of such an investigation. particularly as it addressed potential political collusion, so the bottom line is, i don't know if there was collusion, political collusion, and i don't know of any evidence to it so i can't refute it and i can't confirm it. >> when you say official knowledge, what does that mean? >> well, i took director comey's announcement that he made at the house committee for intelligence hearing on i think the 20th of march. i treated that as an announcement. >> right, that's not official knowledge because you weren't director of national intelligence anymore. >> i treated what he said as offici official. >> let's take a weeder vi ewide this for one second and then get back to more detailed questions. this week with the president firing the fbi director while this investigation is going on, and then saying that he was thinking about the russia probe when he was making the decision,
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have we crossed a line here? >> well, i will just say that the developments of the past week very bothersome, very disturbing to me. i think in many ways, our institutions are under assault externally and that's the big news here, is the russian interference in our election system. and i think as well our institutions are under assault internally. >> internally from the president? >> exactly. >> because he's firing the checks and balances? >> well i think you know, the founding fathers in their genius created a system of three coequal branches of government, and a built-in system of checks and balances, and i feel as though that's under assault and is eroding. >> are you surprised at how quiet republicans on capitol hill have been? >> i can't say i think each
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senator or congressman has got to, i hope will think in terms of their own conscience, and i can't, i can't characterize it as being surprised. i just, i hope they'll speak up. >> general, on friday, you said the director comey told you he was uncomfortable about going to this private dinner that he went to with the president shortly after the inauguration. did he talk to you at all about the content of their conversation? the reason i ask this, a source close to comey told me about the dinner, about president trump asking comey for a pledge of personal loyalty and comey said no. >> no. my only knowledge of this was before the dinner, i was at the hoover building on the 27th of january for another event, and spoke briefly with director comey. he mentioned to me the invitation he had from the president for dinner, and that
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he was my characterization up easy with it, both from the standpoint of the optic of compromising his independence and the independence of the fbi, but i don't know, he's not debriefed me or spoken to me about what went on during the dinner. >> have you talked to him this week? >> i've not spoken with him. i exchanged emails with him. >> did he say anything we should know? >> if he had i probably wouldn't talk about it anyway. >> you are i imagine as an as well jens professional even you're retired in touch with people in the intelligence community. without getting into names or the like, what's been the impact in the intelligence community of the firing of james comey? >> well, i think at large, there is concern about it. i do know that it came as a great shock to, it was very disturbing to fbi employees.
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i spoke to one last night at a dinner, that was quite upset about it and i think that reflects the feeling wide sprsp in the fbi. i have a relationship with the bureau through our domestic dni reps and overseas legal attaches and it's a national treasure and it's very disturbing to me that the negative morale impact this event has had. people with issues with director comey's decisions that's fine. people took issues with decisions i made. that's part of the deal. as far as his stature as a leader and his integrity, people
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are upset about the way he was treated. >> clint watts of the center for cyber and homeland security at gw testified about russian efforts to influence the u.s. election which i say is the most important thing for us to focus on. take a listen to what we to say. >> -- follow the trail of dead russians. more dead russians in the past three months tied to this investigation, who have assets in banks all over the world. they are dropping dead even in western countries. >> following the trail of dead russians. is there anything you can tell us about this? >> this obviously has been a curious pattern. we have had difficulty though in actually generating evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly, compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who
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apparently ran a foul of putin. it's an interesting pattern i'll put it that way. >> nothing conclusive? >> no. >> president trump raise the prospect of see krut white house recordings. when asked about it sean spicer are he fused to comment. he was asked several times. would the intelligence community be aware of any devices or recordings? >> i can't say. i would hope so is ernl from a security standpoint and anything else. i don't believe there was one in the administration i served in. i certainly can't comment on this one. >> a lot of americans out there who are scared this week, democrats, republicans, independence, because of the behavior by the president. are you among them? >> i'm concerned. i will say that. >> general clapper, thanks so much for your time. >> thanks for having me. are there secret tape recordings of meetings and phone calls inside the white house? if so, who has access to them?
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conducting that investigation james comey, it has been to say the least a remarkable week in washington here with our insights bill kristol, editor of "weekly standard" congresswoman stephanie murphy of flar, nira tanden from the center for american progress and amanda car opinioner it, thanks one and all for being here. bill, let me start with you. does that combined with the statement saying he was thinking about the fbi investigation when he made the decision to fire the fbi director combined with his request for a pledge of loyalty according to his source close to comey, does that constitute obstruction of justice? >> i don't know but i'd also combine the statement in the written statement tuesday night the fbi director assured him he was not under investigation. i was with a republican lawyer who served in republican administrations who probably voted for donald trump who said all the alarm bells went off, the combination of the written statement and the comment you
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showed on television and again, i think the media sort of is treating this gee, another bad week for trump, very entertaining. sean spicer has a tough time at the press briefing. you're in a whole different world talking about an fbi investigation. >> congresswoman, attorney general sessions said he was recusing himself from the matter but played a leading role in the firing of comey and playing a leading role in the hiring of his replacement. do you have concerns about that? >> absolutely have concerns about that. we know that attorney general sessions recused himself because he had had contact with russian government officials and i'm somebody who has had one of the highest clearances in this country and i know that -- >> you used to serve at the pentagon. >> that's correct. i know there's no such thing as appropriate contact with a hostile foreign government, and so he's recused himself from the russian investigation. i don't believe that he should be involved in selecting the fbi director. we need to have somebody who is beyond reproach in that position. >> amanda, do you think that there is something different
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about this week than all the previous fun filled weeks of the trump administration? has a line been crossed with the firing of the fbi director and all the subsequent explanations and tweets? >> here's the thing. i think the strangest things about all this have happened right before our very highs. to four incidents, at the convention where donald trump stood up and called on russia to hack into hillary clinton's emails, paul manafort disappearing from the campaign after the ap published all the money he was getting from russian sources that he failed to disclose, flynn lying about the conversations he had with russia sanctions in retaliation for malicious cyber activity and now not even the threatening of the tapes but donald trump actually inviting russian officials into his oval office and smiling and taking photos after we all know all the intelligence agencies agree they meddled in our elections. we don't know how it got out. either something is very wrong or you are a mark.
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>> something just a note on that off oval office visit the only reason we have the anticipates are because the russians took picture of them and released them on their foreign ministry website and tass released them. before the photos came out we had no idea ambassador kislyak who is a central figure in a lot of the controversies the one flynn was talking to in the conversation flynn lied about, the one sessions met with, was not forthcoming about that required his recusal. >> yes, even more important if you look at what happened in january, the fbi investigates, goes and meets with mike flynn january 24th. sally yates informs done mcgann, white house counsel, february 26. it's so urgent she goes to the white house to meet with him in a skiff, a place where she can have -- >> secure briefing. >> the next day comey is summoned to the white house by the president of the united states and asked for loyalty in
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the investigation of the mike flynn matter. if there isn't a reason for a special prosecutor, there has never been one in our history. >> special prosecutors need to be appointed by the department of justice. congresswoman, i don't think jeff sessions or deputy attorney general rosenstein are eager to appoint a special prosecutor. i don't think president trumps wants them to. is there anything that could be done? >> an independent commission could be set up through passage of legislation i have cospons cosponsored. we're looking ining for a few n or women on the republican side willing to put their country above their party loyalty. it's areal in the best interest of this entire country to get to the bottom of the issue with the russian hacking. make no mistake about it, they made a direct attack against our democracy through cyber attacks and the use of information operations warfare. and we need to find the facts, follow those facts to wherever or whomever they lead and the
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only way we can do that is through an independent investigation. >> bill speaking of information warfare look at this tweet from president trump "james comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" what do you make of that? >> that's a little nuts. i'd say that also. alarmed people who wish trump sort of wished donald trump well on the republican side, whether there's a special counsel or not there is an fbi investigation. there will be an acting director, a new director and that person will not be a loyalist because the senate will not confirm a trump loyalist. i happened to chat with one fbi agent i know light slightly this week. they are unhappy and they'll prove the fbi is an institution of integrity which carrying out this investigation in a full throated way. trump has the notion like there's no institution there. you fire an individual, james comey and the whole thing stops. that's ridiculous. so that's again where i come back to nira's point.
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we are in different waters than he tweeted something foolish. we are talking about a real investigation where people are now going to, james comey will testify as to what happened in that meeting on january 27th, there's going to be people will have to be put under oath so this is a different moment. >> i would say you need both prosecutors and investigators for a thorough investigation. the real sit no one can trust this department of justice. >> do you agree, amanda? >> a lot of democrats are asking for a special prosecutor. prosecutor can only look at crimes. if there's no bright line crime they'll say we're cleared, donald trump will say i didn't do anything wrong when i think they're probably likely a lot of ethical bad judgments. i think a commission might be a better way to go. >> let's know if there' a crime or not. >> i think it's too narrow to focus. find out what happened is more important.
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>> people are being too silly about this. there's a lot of circumstantial evidence that leads to you worry aout collusion in the campaign, whether or not that's a crime is a question and what happened once donald trump became president-elect and especially once he became president. i very much agree with neera that has to be investigated. >> and obstructing justice. >> whether a fbi director make sure it's resourced with a serious investigation i'm sort of neutral on that but it has to be a serious investigation. >> let's take a quick break and stay with our panel. coming up democrats are threatening to bring the senate to a grinding halt until they get answers about president trump's decision to fire director comey. what can they do? that's next. at panera, a good salad is so much more than a bowl of something green. more than an obligation to be good. more than just something you have on the side. more than just one flavor, or texture, or color. a good clean salad is so much more than green.
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this is a moment in history. donald trump has tried to put himself above the law and that's not how it works in america. >> senator elizabeth warren echoing many democrat this is weekend, some called trump nixonian. the nixon line bear said nixon never fired an fbi director. republicans remained largely silent on his calls for a special prosecutor after the president fired the fbi director. we were talking at the break about the statement trump put out there when the white house with sticking the apparent lie because of rod rosenstein and
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his recommendation comey be fired because of how poorly and unprofessional he treated hillary clinton back when that was the story, like five years ago, but it was just tuesday. so and the president wrote something in his letter, bill, that you found stupid, to put it -- >> the president put out a statement tuesday night in the president's claim the claim fbi director comey assured him he was not under investigation when they previously met. any lawyer, i've talked to enough lawyers, would have said you cannot put that in there. you are opening an incredible can of worms. director comey can't say i don't discuss private conversations with the president. he has to set the record straight. issues of whether lawyer/client privilege or executive privilege to that conversation now that the president has already spoken about it. eight such, and any normal white house, that would be staff, the white house counsel would say mr. president we have to take that paragraph out. the president wants it in, i'm innocent and the white house council with the chief of staff
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mr. president you have to take it out and they'd take it out. what is most unnerving to people around government it stayed in. trump is ignoring what presumably would be obvious counsel from anyone who knows what he's doing. >> he did the lester holt interview and basically admitted that the reason why he fired him is because of the russian investigation which is what most people would consider obstruction of justice because there is a russia investigation into him. and then he tweeted that he had tapes. so obviously i hear you on that, but that is like evidence number 1,000 of the fact that he is not taking any counsel from anyone and truly if anything feels like he has a guilty conscience or something out there because he keeps coming back to an investigation of him in his descriptions of why he's taking the px >> here is the problem, when trump tried to unilaterally clear himself of accusations he ends up incriminating himself more. this situation is retch like when he posted that tweet about how president obama allegedly wiretapped him in early february. he was inviting everyone to say
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it, well gee, did, prur wiretapped? did people go to a fisa court to find out what your people were doing and now he's saying i have these secret tapes maybe that would clear my conversation with comey, and now we say well are there tapes? he cannot defend himself. he's changing the story and sometimes i ask myself, if he did something really bad, we would be doing anything different? the conclusion is no. >> congresswoman, let me ask you, majority leader, minority leader chuck shumer this morning said this morning he supported the proposal from mark warner that democrats refuse to vote on an fbi director unless a special prosecutor or special counsel whatever is named to investigate this matter. i think it remains an open question of what tools democrats have. you're in the house where you have fewer tools than they do in the senate, but beyond appealing to the better angels of the nature if you're republican colleagues what can you do to
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try to get some sort of assurance of independence in the investigation? >> i think there are a couple of things that we can do. one is to keep up the pressure that we've been putting on this administration to be forthcoming and willing to have an independent investigation. they should be the ones that want an independent investigation more than anybody so they can clear the air and have room to advance an agenda, and i think the idea of holding up the senate, holding the congress hostage in order to get this done isn't exactly what our constituents sent to us washington to tdo. i hope we pass legislation that sets up an independent commission and it does depend on members of congress to put their politics aside and recognize that this is a real threat to this country. it's a national security threat. we deserve to know the facts of how a hostile government attacked our democracy.
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it's a direct attack on the democracy, and the other thing is that in the house, we're up for re-election in about 18 months and i don't know about them but i want to run against a fellow american on the issues that matter to my constituents. i don't want to be running against the russians in their misinformation campaign. >> i just want to put up this quote from the "new york times" chafrlie sykes, conservative radio talk show host in wisconsin "the real heart of anti-trumplism" those against the resistance, et cetera "is the delight in the frustration and anger of his opponents. mr. trump's base is unlikely to hold to imeither to promise or tangible achievements because conservative politics is now less about ideas or accomplishments than it is about making the right enemies cry out in anguish." bill, is that fair? >> i think so. richard nixon hung on to a 28% approval rating in the polls, about two-thirds of the republicans, right, who stuck with him until the very, very end. why? i'm old enough, i was in college and grad school, that everyone
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hated the left that was after him so much that they wanted to rally to nixon and there were a few of course unjust charges, too in all of the chaos of watergate things said that weren't false. one of the five times there's a false accusation against trump and the anti-anti-trump force say see the media is unfair, and total missing of the forest through the tree there is. >> what a great panel. sorry, i have to cut it off. president trump's historic win is inspiring celebrities to run for office. who is anying of jumping into the week? it's this week's "state of the cartoonian" next.
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welcome back. president trump talked about stacking the cabinet with guys from central casting. now the tv star turned president is showing fellow celebrities they may be able to tackle the role of commander in chief. who else may look to make the move from hollywood to washington? that's the subject of this week's "state of the
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cartoonian." is the rock cooking up a presidential run? [ cheers and applause ] movie star and former professional wrestler duane "the rock" johnson said a run for office is, quote, a real possibility. in the age of the celebrity president can success at the box office translate to a win at the ballot box? we can envision campaigning using some of the lines from "fast and furious". >> there ain't no team. it was just one man. he's standing right in front of you. >> he's not the only celebrity thinking about a run. antonio sabato junior will be running for congress in california with president trump as his inspiration. >> donald trump will get it done and put us back on the right track. we can no longer afford to be sile silent. >> reporter: comedian dave chappelle is considering a career in politics. he appeared at his local city
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council. >> this trump era is an opportunity to show everyone that local politics reigns supreme. >> reporter: will 2020 put president trump between the rock and a hard place? >> the rock is the great one. the rock is the chosen one. the rock is going to do what he does best. let's lay the smackdown. ♪ >> be sure to join me and dana bash tuesday for the next cnn debate. governor kasich and senator bernie sanders face off live on health care, taxes and what comes next with the russian investigation tuesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. thank you for spending your sunday morning with us. happy mother's day to all the mothers out there, especially to my mother, my step-mom, my mother-in-law, and of course most importantly my dear wife and the mother of our children jennifer. fareed zakaria is next.
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