assaulted a reporter triggering a national outcry. greg gianforte apologized to the reporter during his victory speech. and the fbi russia investigation focusing now on jared kushner's role during the campaign and transition, including kushner's relationship with fired national security adviser michael flynn as well as russian contacts. president trump wrapping up the overseas trip with the g7 summit. the president is vowing to plug the leaks in the manchester bombing investigation. this as we learn the terrorist behind the attack may have had isis training. we have all of this covered. let's go first to cnn's ryan young in bozeman, montana. you assault a reporter one night and the one the election the next. ryan. >> reporter: john, what a 24 hours. body slamming and charges fired and three newspapers pull
endorsement and you still win an election. >> thank you, montana. >> reporter: just 24 hours after charged with assaulting a reporter, greg gianforte heading to washington after winning a special election for montana's open house seat. gianforte directly addressed the shocking incident at his victory rally. >> sick and tired of you guys. the last guy that came in here you did the same thing. get the hell out of here! >> reporter: apologizing both to supporters and to the reporter that he allegedly body slammed. >> last night i made a mistake and i took an action that i can't take back. and i'm not proud of what happened. i should not have responded in the way i did. and for that i'm sorry. i should not have treated that reporter that way. and for that, i'm sorry, mr. ben
jacobs. >> reporter: the gianforte an policy coming after republicans on the hill are silent about the attack. >> i'm not sure what happened. >> reporter: showing unwillingness to condone gianforte's behavior. >> we did not have a course when i went to school. >> the left has precipitated this tense confrontational approach throughout the country in recent months. >> reporter: this despite audio evidence and witness accounts from fox news. >> grabbed him. top of the body. both sides of the neck. pulled him and slammed him to the ground and got on top of him and punching him. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan said an apology is appropriate. >> there is no time where physical altercation should occur. >> reporter: and gianforte supporters unfazed.
some leveling their hostile threats to the cnn reporter covering the story. >> a healthy process. that is why the first amendment is there. >> reporter: this guy is about 150 pounds. this is not over for the congress member. has a court date june 7th. >> ryan young in montana. thank you. other big news. the russian election meddling investigation moving closer to the president's circle. cnn has learned that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner under the microscope. cnn's joe johns is live with that part of the story. >> reporter: good morning, john. jared kushner played many roles as the trusted adviser and mr. trump's son-in-law. he is now the first person we know in the trump white house to
come under scrutiny. he is not believed to be a target of the russian investigation. president trump's son-in-law and most trusted adviser. >> he is very good at politics. >> reporter: now a focus of the fbi investigation into russia ya's meddling in the 2016 election. the bureau is looking in a range related to kushner. a key campaign strategy. meetings held with russian officials and his relationship with now ousted national security adviser michael flynn. there is no indication jared kushner is a target of the probe and no allegation of wrongdoing. of central interest, data analytics operation supervised by kushner that the campaign targeted voters in states key to the victory. and reviewing if russia was able to piggyback on that with associates knowingly or unknowingly of the operation to
push information online aimed at helping trump and hurting hillary clinton. kushner is one of four associates under scrutiny with having contact with sergei kislyak. during the transition, kushner met with kislyak and the head of the russian bank which is sanctioned by the u.s. which has close ties to vladimir putin. >> jared did a job during the transition and he was a conduit to leaders. >> reporter: me kushner's lawye responded noting he volunteered to share with congress what he knows about the meetings. he will do the same if he is contacted with any other inqu y inquiry. and another point of inquiry,
kushner and his wife, ivanka pushed to fire flynn. a source close to kushner disputes this account. it is not clear if the fbi plans to talk to kushner, but investigators believe he would provide information to assist in the probe. kushner was unaware of the fbi interest in him and has not been contacted by the bureau. john and alisyn. >> thank you, joe. let's dig in with the panel. we have jeffrey toobin and ron brownstein and editor a.b. stoddard. great to have all of you. jeffrey, one of the people most closely connected to the president is now being focused on by the federal investigators. >> to state the obvious, it is not good. i don't think we should overstate how bad it is. it is going to be a tremendous distraction to him. particularly the fact that they
are looking into his financial affairs which are complicated. you know, examining what contacts he had financially with the banks or individuals associated with russia and then having to explain that. you know, it will take up a lot of time and space in his brain. >> the white house says they have not been contacted by the fbi. jared hasn't been reached out to by the fbi. how is it distracting? >> it is in your head. think about what it is like to be under investigation by the fbi and having them looking at your bank records and financial records and just because he hasn't been contacted doesn't mean he is not under investigation. in fact, you tend as an investigator to look last at the person you are looking at most closely. you get all of the records. all of the wiretaps and interce intercepts. you pull that together and see what questions you have and go to the michael flynn and paul manaforts and jared kushner.
>> ron brownstein, jeff said we could not overstate the role in the white house because he is in charge of just about everything. in all honesty. he is in charges of the operations of the white house and many policy and in charge of nearly every aspect and he is the president's son-in-law. now we also know this investigation not just looking at finance and russian connections, but the data operation jared ran during the campaign. fascinating. >> to the first point, the core of his power is he is seen by the president as someone who is only client which is the president. reince priebus has an allegiance to the republican establishment. steve bannon has allegiance to the populous nationalist movement. jared kushner, his allegiance and political identity is to the president. he is also family.
the data operation is fascinating. one of the questions is how did the russians target what they did. we saw in the congressional testimony earlier this year that they were very focused on spreading their fake news into states that mattered and places that mattered. how did they do that? it has been a question that is reverberating around. this raises the possibility of as the reports said knowingly or unknowingly tagging along with the data targeting efforts of the campaign itself. that will be an important area of ininquiry. >> a.b., help us understand what jared did during the campaign. he was in charge of data analyst ick s. that sounds dry, but it seems to have helped to win the election. the blue wall in michigan and wisconsin. there was vulnerability for hillary clinton.
in trying to peddle the merchandise. he figured out there is great interest in the states. maybe we should go and target these people more. what did jared do so effectively that now is at the nexus of the investigation? >> it sounds green yenius becau noticed or the team noticed the caps and t-shirts, they could not keep them in stock in certain locations. it said to them and that was a place the trump message was resonating more than people expect. perhaps you could threaten hillary in places the democrats conne expected to win. they could target message more effectively there in social media and other outlets to try to up trump's standing and turn out voters. in the end, they spent last
minute on the ground resources and brought the president to those places. the now president to try to rally the troops. he won them. the question becomes obviously that russians had their own data operation intent on undermining hillary clinton and to provide, you know, positive stories about donald trump in social media. whether these two ended up colluding, if you will, connecting, is really as ron says fascinating connection. i don't know how that happens unknowingly. it was a very effective campaign operation. the idea in some way end up intertwined with the russian information is dramatic. >> you can see how the fbi is looking at the hacking in the data collection. at a minimum, jeffrey toobin, we have to ask questions.
jeff, on that point, you note although we don't know what robert mueller is looking into, the special counsel, we know this is a multifaceted operation. >> absolutely. think about the complexity of what he has to do. he is a very efficient, hard working person. just for example, a lot of what he has to do involves getting intercepts from the national security agency involving contacts with russians and americans. the national security agency hates to disclose anything particularly anything that might become publicly disclosed because they are concerned about sources and methods. the way they gather information and data. this will be complicated and time consuming for mueller. we all want our answers yesterday as to who will be charged and were there crimes. we are, i suspect, a year off
from any decisions like that. >> meanwhile, ron, senator suggested that maybe robert mueller is already interviewing people and piecing the puzzle together outside of public view. we don't know what the special counsel has done in fact. maybe michael flynn. maybe it is all quiet on the michael flynn front because he is not cooperating. working with special counsel and giving up what he knows. is that possible? >> obviously, i don't know. we don't know what the special counsel is doing. it goes to a larger question that i have been wondering about. we know robert mueller is tremendously respected and efficient and focused law enforcement official. we know he will pursue diligen diligently a question of if there were crimes committed or if there was a breach of national security. i don't think we know if he will
give us a comprehensive overview of what happened. all of the different permutations and manifestations of the questions ranging from financial ties and so forth. if we get a full report short of criminal activity that would explain where vulnerabilities are in the system. it may be that whatever he does that we still are going to need a substantial effort from congressional committees which are better positioned if not perfectly positioned to provide that 360 degree picture of what happened in the russian meddling in the 2016 campaign in any potential trump campaign collusion. >> one clue about what we will know from congress is whether james comey's testimony which senator warner said will take place the week after memorial day. whether it really happens and whether the memos he wrote about his interactions with president
trump are disclosed in the course of that testimony. that is obviously very significant testimony and documents. it may be that mueller says to congress wait. don't do it. that will be a specific signal of what kind of information. >> better than 50% chance? >> i would say about 50. >> you go out on a limb? >> mark warner said it would happen. he must have some information. you know, stuff happens. that's my philosophy. >> can we quote you on that? i'll write that down. a.b., stick around and panel. we have more questions. right now, the president wrapping up or attending the first g7 summit after lecturing the nato counterparts. we have sara murray joining us from sicily. >> reporter: good morning, john. there will be a number of contentious issues on the table as leaders head to the g7.
our allies will look for indication if president trump will stay in the paris climate change accord. you can expect, of course, a robust conversation of the terrorism in the wake of the manchester attack. the intelligence sharing agreement with the u.s. and uk is strained of that in recent days. we are now learning that president trump will meet with prime minister theresa may to discuss the concerns that uk has been leaks coming from the u.s. intelligence community surrounding the attack. remember, it was not long ago that the g7 meeting was a g8 meeting that included russia. russia has been booted from the group. there will be a number of world leaders that will see where president trump has offered no words of criticism of russia on the world stage. one senior adviser said the u.s.
right now has no ponsition if i will uphold the positions that was put in place under the obama administration. one thing president trump made clear, he is not afraid of offering sharp words to allies. he used his platform at nature t nato to admonish them. >> 23 of the nations are not paying what they should be paying for their defense. this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. >> reporter: now we're not expected to hear from president trump. he is expected to wrap up the overseas trip without a press conference. another indication of how little this administration wants to field questions about russia. back to you. >> sara, thank you. next stop, washington for the
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>> so, he should not have treated that reporter that way. he body slammed allegedly. he is saying he should not have body slammed the reporter. that is greg gianforte in montana. that apology came after he won that election. easier to apologize. let's bring back or panel. jeffrey toobin and a.b. stoddard. 24 hours later, he is accepting victory on stage in that special election. is there some deeper meaning here? >> i think we learned after the alleged assault that 7 in 10 voters in the district voted. that is a really hard number to turn around in a republican distri district. many upset democrats who turned out yesterday likely did not make up for what was probably already his seat in the bank. the interesting thing in the
surprise was how many voters were pouring in yesterday who not early voted told reporters said how perfectly fine they were with the congress member-elect pushing the guy to the ground and according to fox news, punching him several times and breaking his glasses. this is an awkward situation for house republicans. i think they made a deal with him, probably. i don't know this for sure. that is why they welcomed him by a statement from speaker paul ryan. he named ben jacobs in the apology. >> ron, to prove a.b.'s point. there were despicable things to our kyung lah on the ground reporting about how they delighted in what was happening here. although there were witnesses and audio tape of the assault. here is one. my gop voter to me just now knowing i work for cnn. that audio made me cheer. she smiled as she walked in to
vote for gianforte. the next one. montana gop voter, upon learning we're from cnn, you are lucky someone doesn't pop one of you. obviously violence is okay, i guess, when it is against journalists. >> i think it is deeper than that. my last book ten years ago was called "the second civil war." it was metaphorical. we are living through something like a slow-motion culture political civil war. each side in it feels the other is not only wrong headed, but a threat to the country. and the space between the two coalitions, they separated so much. look at montana. montana is roughly 85% white. 75% rural. 70% non college. you could not map the coordinates of where trump was strongest or where he retained
the most strength. that is reality. those are the kinds of the parts of the country responded to his message and view criticism of it in many cases as criticism of themselves. these are voters felt cultuall culture rally. the scrutiny he faces is to margin margina marginalize him. we see it with the way people shop and brands they respect. we are looking at deep divides. >> let's also talk about the president himself and how he specifically talked about journalists. enemies of the american people. encouraging abuse of reporters. verbal abuse of reporters at his rally. talking endlessly about fake news.
politicians have been unhappy. the anger with the people we work with is different and more inten intense. i don't think you can separate both gianforte's actions and the reaction to it from trump's behavior personally. >> hang on. let's replay so people know what we are talking about here the audio recording of the alleged assault from two nights ago. >> speak with shane, please. sick and tired of you guys. the last guy that came in here you did the same thing. get the hell out of here. get the hell out of here. >> all right. the newly elected congress member from the state of montana right there. threatening a reporter after he allegedly assaulted him. a.b., he got lekelected there. it does show assaulting repor r reporters doesn't matter. it also shows that democrats still can't seem to take advantage of an environment that
should be positive for them. they goes close in kansas. closer than people thought in the special election. in georgia, closer than they thought. here they got closer than people thought. participation ribbons don't matter in elections. >> i think this new upended and volatile environment provides opportunities for them. it may be the case they can win in georgia's sixth on june 20th. that place is changing. ron points out that montana is still rupture epublican turf an will be hard to break that. most of the vote was banked in advance before the guy was knocked to the ground and had his glasses broken and punched several times. you know, they will be happy that trump won by 20 and gianforte won it only by seven points. i think they believe they will have to find targets more ripe for opportunity in georgia and other places as they move along.
the voters that ron's talking about who see criticism of trump as a criticism of them and rejection of them and this actually the more unpopular trump gets, the more resentful they get will shore up republican districts. that doesn't mean there are not opportunities in 24 seats in the house next year for democrats. >> if you look at the results of montana, the caveat is there is not a consistent election of special elections predicting what happens in the next general election. there are two things we see as we go through the special elections. one is democrats are running better in the specials than 2016 in the same districts. they ran eight points better in montana. ten minutes better in georgia. 16 points better in kansas. if they keep that up and more competitive seats, they will have a shot at the 24 seats to take the house. there is a but.
the fact that gianforte won comfortably despite everything that is happening is a reminder how deep a barrier democrats face in non urban conservative america. those districts, that is where trump has maintained the strength. those states are tough for democrats. going back through the obama presidency since parts of the clinton president is as i. if there is a path back, it is georgia six. it is among the college educated whites that trump is under performing. that is probably more opportunity in places that look like montana. >> panel, thank you very much. up effectnext, was the manc bomber trained by isis? there is new information about that and more investigations going on. we have a live report for you.
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500 terror plots in the united kingdom. encompassing 3,000 different people. that gives you a feeling for the scope and scale of what they're up against here. we are also hearing from a u.s. official as you mentioned they likely believe he did some training, the suicide bomber, in syria, with isis, in months leading up to the attack. that is not gelling with what we heard from officials. he passed through the airport, but never got out of turkey. turkey is the main funnel to get into isis held terrorist. discrepancy there in terms of whether or not he spent time with isis. libyan officials saying his brother and father have been detained. his brother saying they were both members of isis. john. >> clarissa ward in manchester. thank you. shifting gears here. for the third straight year, lebron james and the cavaliers not just going to the nba
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or carter page or people connected to the campaign. this means the investigation stretches into the white house. what is the significansignifica? >> i think from what we know, this has been an investigation primarily focused on the 2016 and possible collusion between the trump campaign and kremlin. in the person of jared kushner, you have a dimension of this now definitively financial. we know during the period of time that jared kushner spoke to sergei kislyak that he was also trying to refinance 666 fifth avenue. one of the crown jewels of the kushner real estate empire. jared bought it in 2007. he overpaid. it was burdensome. he was speaking to a major chinese insurer trying to get financing lined up to bail him out of that investment.
in december, after a meeting with the russian ambassador, he is introduced to the head of one of the biggest banks in russia. a bank run by an individual also trained in russia's spy school as it were. the question is was jared kushner talking his book with the russians? was he attempting to get loans to help his company finances and family finances at the time there were sanctions on the bank he was speaking with and sanctions against the russians for vladimir putin incursions into crimea. >> we don't know that. that is perhaps why the fbi is now focusing on jared kushner. norm, this is why there are nepotism laws. anytime a family member is involved, it is a spider web of possible conflicts of interest. with the trump empire, it is more complicated. >> good morning, alisyn.
of course, that is the reason that we have the anti-nepotism laws. what we have here is a kind of witch's brew. cocktail of corruption. mr. trump himself refusing to let go of financial interests in violation, i and others contend, of the constitution. you have his son-in-law and daughter coming in as advisers and doing something similar. hanging on to multiple financial interests. the reason the anti-nepotism laws were passed after bobby and jack kennedy worked so closely together, a family member might not give the right advice to a president. now we're in a situation where we're asking if the investigation tightens around kushner will kushner and trump do the right thing for the country or close ranks to defend
themselves. >> that's part of the complication. when there was scrutiny on paul manafort, the campaign manager at the time, or carter page, these are all advisers that trump could distance himself from and throw under the business bus if necessary. he is just a guy that worked on my campaign. he cannot do that with jared kushner, his son-in-law. what happens? >> what happens is i think it is a useful moment to step back and talk about why the provisions exist. you have been on the issue very early on, alisyn. you and chris, both, around conflict of interest laws in the federal government and extent to which the president is not bound by the guidelines, but which everyone else around him is. i don't think this is an ideological part son itisan iss.
it is what do we want from the process around our government. what it is is deal making is not conflating with policy making. the trump white house inter mingled both. it is hard to know on a visa program when the kushner family is using it to pitch business in whi china if that exists because of good policy or using it as a tool to raise money. it comes up with the hotel the trump's own federally owned land in washington, d.c. whether essentially running the government and leasing the land from themselves in a profit-making venture at a hotel that is frequented by lobbyists and diplomats and members of his own government. it is a very gilded age moment. the laws came into being with the gilded page were put if
place to prevent this. >> the trump administration has yet to disentangle themselves from the conflicts of interest that the government ethics office wants them in terms of conflicts of interest. they say they are not fully compliant. >> alisyn, one of the good news stories in this very troubling time that tim describes and i agree with him that "new day" has been all over this from day one. one of the good news stories is the checks and balances, including in trump's executive branch like the office of government ethics led by the unlikely american hero walt cho. they stood up against the personal interests and official interests. including against the president himself. there are very profound russian conflict questions. we don't know the answers.
both of the president's sons said there are substantial al, allegedly, substantial russian financing or russia purchasing or cash in trump businesses. so oge is right to stand up for the traditional distinctions. no man can serve two masters. trump and his son-in-law are being scrutinized. >> norm and tim, thank you very much for all of the context. john. president trump attended the first nato meeting. what did he bring with him? a lecture to some of the closest u.s. allies. how did the scolding go over? that's next. did you know 90% of couples disagree on
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retired admiral john kirby and journal affairs columnist. the president of the united states donald trump told the crowd we will not lecture you. then in europe, filled with the room of america's closest allies, elect the lectured them. >> 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for defense. this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. >> all right. that may be an important message to get more nato contributions from the nations. tony, what about the difference in the messages? saudi arabia telling them we will not lecture you and in europe with the closest allies, a scolding really. >> the difference is stark.
what it comes down to can nato, it is counter productive. we want our allies to do more. since the summit, they have done more. they stopped decline in defense spending. it is slowly rising. the problem when this president lu lectures them in a sense their home, it is counter productive. he is not popular with european publics. the more he presses in the way, the harder it is for european leaders to deliver because the republics don't like doing something for president trump. the other problem as you pointed out, our partners did not hear what they wanted, a strong commitment by the united states in article v, an attack on one is an attack an all. if the president had really made a forceful declaration on article v, that would have helped. he did not do it. the bottom line is it makes nato look like a protection racket.
if you pay, we will do something for you. if you don't, we won't. it is the greatest voluntary alliance. >> admiral, sean spicer said this is ridiculous. of course the president backs article v. that was implied. people are reading too much into it. >> i disagree, john. he should have reiterated that. it is a bedrock alliance. you have a lot of allies worried about this administration and relationship with russia and where it is going. article v was designed not about russia, but soviet union back then. it is important. sometimes the bedrock principles need to be reiterated in full every now and then. yesterday was the prime moment to do that. here he is in the memorandial t 9/11. article v evoked on our behalf. he mentioned that it was a perfect segue to recommits to
the bedrock principle. >> we have news just in to cnn. there was a dust-up after the meeting with the european union. president trump said germany was very, very bad or had been acting very, very bad. just moments ago, gary cohen clarified that the president did in fact say the germans are very, very bad on trade, but he doesn't have a problem with germany. he said his dad is from germany. i don't have a problem with germany. i have a problem with german trade is the message from the president. even that, tony, to pick on the germans for trade, is that dicey territory for the first european trip? >> it is. when we step back, what the russians are trying to do is divide us. divide us internally and from our allies. when you go to nato, the heart
of the alliance or eu, key partnership for the united states and you wind up saying difficu d divisive things, you are playing into russia. germany is one of our closest partners. >> i can see some of the president's allies and saying this is not a russia thing. this is the president pushing the trade agenda he got elected on every chance. and admiral, one other issue is the leaks. great britain is very upset about leaks to the u.s. press from u.s. intelligence about the investigation into the manchester bombing. the president spoke out harshly. he said they will be investigated. your take on this. great britain's outrage is disproportionate to me compared to past investigations we have seen in france and brussels and in orlando.
these investigations get information to the press. >> i actually don't think the outrage in the uk is misplaced. they are right to be angry. they were in active manhunt. the scene was still a crime scene. going over freorensics. the president is right to be aggressive in terms of wanting it investigated and potentially prosecuted. i don't think you have much choice in issuing that statement yesterday after the uk pulled back or threatened to pull back cooperation. i think it is a significant matter and one we all need to take seriously in the united states. >> the president has been talking about leaks for some time. tony and admiral, thank you. thanks to the inter nation nati viewers. for you, "talk" is next. and u.s. viewers, he's going to washington. he won. "new day" continues right now.
>> republican greg gianforte wins montana's special congressional election. >> sick and tired of you guys. get the hell out of here. >> i should not have treated that reporter that way. i'm sorry mr. ben jacobs. >> there is no time where physical altercation should occur. >> we didn't have a course on slamming somebody when i went to school. >> how do you explain that to children? you ask a question and we'll strangle you? >> closely looked at by the fbi. >> the fact they are looking at jared kushner brings this inside the white house. >> the fbi is leaking information. it will have an impact and it won't be positive. >> i think the motive is the public deserves to know. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." chris is off. john berman is here with me. republican greg gianforte wins a special election for montana's lone house seat 24 hours after
being charged with assault of a reporter. in the victory sleepeech, greg gianforte said he is owning up to his mistake. and that investigation into the russian interference and now the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, is now under scrutiny for his role during the campaign and transition. we have this all covered. let's start with cnn's ryan young in bozeman, montana with a new congress member just elected. >> reporter: absolutely, john. how tough is the question? we saw it may lead to physical altercation. of course that did not stop anything from happening. 24 hours later, despite charges, a new congress member in town. greg gianforte. >> thank you, montana. >> reporter: just 24 hours after charged with assaulting a reporter, republican greg