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welcome, to all around the world i'm rosemary church. >> i'm george howell. newsroom starts right now. more testimony in the russia investigation could be coming up this week on capitol hill. u.s. attorney general, jeff sessions has all but testify before the senate. intelligence committee on tuesday. >> sessions is skipping a dirvet he -- different hearing. the court said he offered to resign, tensions with the president about his decision to recuse himself from the russia group. >> athena jones reports final detays of sessions' appearance has not given word just yet. >> it's going to be up to the
senate intelligence committee to decide whether to allow general sessions to testify on tuesday and whether to have that session be open to the public or closed to the public. according to my colleague, this reflects to testify, caught the committee by reform. we have not gone immediate definitive answers about their plan. we know from the reporting, there are some on the committee who were concerned that sessions may be trying to avoid testifying publicly. among those concerned is vice chairman of the committee, the top democratic. senator mark warner of virginia. another democratic, he has sent a letter to the chairman and vice chairman of the committee asking that any session with sessions be open to the public. and, of course, we know that there are a lot of questions that congressional investigators have for the attorney general when they do get a chance to question him, among them we
would expect them to touch on a sessions involved in the firing of james comey. we know that comey said he believes he was fired because of his handling of the russia investigation. and of course sessions was suppose to have recused himself from the russia investigation. that's one of the many questions we expect congressional investigators to have for the attorney general. the main question right now is when he'll testify and whether we'll be able to watch it. back to you. >> well democrats and republicans are stepping out their demands for president trump to turn over any tape. if you've had these conversations with comey. >> he should voluntarily turn them over, not only to the senate intelligence committee, but to the special counsel. so i don't think a subpoena should be necessary and i don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all. >> there were no witnesses for there are tapes, please and the
presidency equivalent on this, bring those tapes forward. >> on the heels of comey's testimony, we're hearing from the former u.s. three, who said comey's description of meeting the president are like day ja vu are like receiving the calls before he received. >> so he called me in december, to shoot the breeze and ask me how i was doing and wanted to make sure i was okay. similar to what jim comey testified to with a call. i didn't say anything at the time to him. he was not the president, he was only president elect. he called me again two days before the inauguration, again, seemingly to check in and shoot the breeze and then he called me a third time, after he became president and i refused to return the call. in reporting the phone call to the chief of staff, i said, it appeared to be that he was trying to cultivate some kind of
relationship. >> some republicans are venting their frustrations with the president's public commentary. >> here is what's so frustrating. you may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about investigation if you were a client, would clear you. >> especially on this joined by you are lander, you'll look how he's techl london bureau chief. >> we'll get to the tapes in just a moment. i want to ask how bad is this likely today for attorney general, when you testify tuesday and how luckily is it his testimony will be closed to the public. >> i think they would like it to be open. i don't know how sessions feels about it. the fact that comey went public, it would be useful if he was, too.
comey has said overly that he orchestrated the appointment of special council. he looked at that and the question is always, you know, how would you define obstruction of justice. when is jollying along someone interpreted as don't go there. and that's a judgment call that's, i think, going to be hard to make. >> let's move then back to the issue of the tapes that president trump has hinted exist of his conversation with former director and we don't know if they do expect. president won't answer, so when might we find out on loyalty. it's how does the house intelligence committee get ahold of them if they don't exist. >> this is one of the separation of power questions. i mean, as i remember, water gatehas taken all the stafford and butter field finance finance
will there had been this hard it was a big surprise. trump has been known in the past as businessman to take me to tense conversations. but one would like to think that his staff understood how -- having, you know, remembered water gate that taping was probably a bad idea. so we don't know. it could be trump was making a threat on twitter that didn't have substance. and it's going to be very hard. it's difficult to subpoena the president of the united states. >> right. indeed. and of course, not even -- five months into the trump presidency. we've seen so many problems facing the administration. how bad are the optics with all these issues that president trump has been in. >> well, they're very bad and for all because they just lend a sense of instability and united
states has basically led the rest. people make complaints. when united states isn't complaining, they say she's pushing too hard. >> president trump has made all of this vieps. they don't have who does what for whom. and i think this really upsets people very very much. they're lost in this kind of uncertainty, who is speaking for the president, is it only the president speaking for the president, or his, you know, secretary of state. how do you jolly along an administration that's clearly feeling its way so cohurnt policy on which you can depend it's an ally. that's the problem. >> thank you so much for joining us.
i do appreciate it. >> thanks. the president of the united states could soon face new legal troubles. the attorney general for the estate of maryland and district of columbia said they'll announce once again the president on parties. >> he accepted millions of dollars in payments and benefits from foreign government through his businesses after taking office. that would violate and clauses in the constitution. >> president said in january he would turnover manage, his bis sets, they can't do afford this. >> there is has been no change, the invitation to queen elizabeth to president donald trump saying he was plan bing to delay state visit. the white house also he claims what mr. trump was doing uneasy under his per sed popularity. >> would there -- would there be
cool. this is a sale, too, cancellation of president trump stake visit is welcome, especially his attack on london's mayor and withdrawal from paris climate deal. >> the first lady of the united states is now officially living at the white house. on sunday she tweeted this, looking forward to the memories will make it our new home. mrs. trump. it's previously living in new york, her sons are not happy. still ahead here on newsroom, british prime minister is fighting to stay in power, she called that backfired, pause that's what she was calling. >> more complicated now. >> plus if you were arrested in the london terror attack that killed eight people, closer alook at the investigation coming in the east than tf west.
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now, the question what's the impact of the united states kinged the latest. the latest developments with cnn libber mean live outside. >> and then in stressburg france following what the election results could mean for frensit. first to you, theresa may may night with her political corbyn. the country will likely face another election in the not too distant future. can't you make a deal to save her new government and ultimately herself. >> it looks like in the shorm term she will be able to remain in power. the question is how short, how immediate is that term. chief rivals from within her party, as far as secretary david. the brexit secretary have said they will back her for now. that's an indication and idea of just how this election was.
introducing any more instability, what they'll do more on to themselves, at least for now, they've decided, let's keep it together and let's back prime minister theresa may, how much longer does she have that, beyond that. critically is eyeing what happens in a week, that's in the beginning of brexit negotiation. the idea for may he'll increase her majority and have more negotiating power, more leverage on the entire process. just the opposite happens, you find himself incredibly week at krirt cal time facing brexit negotiations, you have more leverage and push on the entire process, especially a week and theresa may at this point. >> all of that is weighs on her right now. remember to keep her seat. she sl have to make a number of concessions, perhaps on her approach to brexit. although she's indicating how she might do that she's had to bring in a small
party just to keep her seat at this point. her rivals both within and outside know exactly how we feel at this moment, even if she will remain here for now. >> it has been a lot of criticism about the calling for northern ireland, members of the conservative party not happy with that. she'll be bringing from you guys, i'll be curious, even though it says, he won't run against her, that might be for now, at least, how possible is it that he may do that in the weeks ahead. >> i think the expectations will become sooner than lather. i don't think there's great expectation to make it to the end of the five-year term. as for the northern, he's party, dup, they created a number of awkward pressures leading ship because of their anti gay abortion status, which created unease and tension, friction
which more liberal viewers of theresa may's party. it's different from here. the power sharing agreement. the power sharing negotiations are set to begin right now and offered it was in uk and impartial negotiator, twine the two prartarties. now that she's aligned herself, it seems unlikely that she'll remain the audit here. >> as she tries to remain in power. brexit negotiations looming. pressure ramping up right now. >> indeed i'm leaving down my t downing street. we'll be right back. >> that's a sense there of what's happening in the uk, swip over now and to hear it live with us this hour. so brexit thoughts just days away now. what are you hearing. the officials about what you're
projecting about the british side of this equation. >> brexit talk taking place seven days from now. he's fulling it. we now have that two year clot counting down. which is where the second seat of the u.s. parliament is. that means a whole contingency, commissioners who make very important decisions on the future, brexit talks will be headed here for three day gathering. they'll come up first from the agenda. even though there's been a lot of elation in the uk among people who didn't want to leave the eu because they say that this result that theresa may has managed to get together some kind of government, at least at the moment. still means people are pushed. that enthusiasm isn't necessarily shed here. the main reason for this, well,
the europeans really wanted was to hur way, to get on with the job here and they say they want these negotiations to happen swiftly. they're ready to any gesh yat with the uk. if they stop, then they cough caused detract from blocks that encompasses 320 million people. now, remember that there's something else that's happened over night that won't play in theresa may's favor. it is the fact that the president of france has managed to score a landslide and the first round in france and that gives him a stronger hand domestically and internationally it's the second biggest economy to push the hands and that's hard to brexit if you would like. jeremy says it doesn't want to be in a position where it's cherry pick. for things like the freedom of
movement people but to expect the movement of goods. there is sensitive that the uk has been here a long while ago, she'll set an example of. if that's trying to indicate, that's going to make it harder to stick to that message to try to dissuade other countries that might want to leave in the future. it does mean the timings may well split. they won't know that i'm out at all whether or not it will be theresa may, who they'll forget. in a few weeks time, maybe few days, when those negotiations are setting fear on june 19th, jewish. >> will theresa may be there for those negotiations and also will she be there for the talks that are supposed lissette for the dup in the uk. i will, obviously, continue that story. he'll take you to see your cousin. >> let's get context, quick and feel. the european at chatham house
and community with a financial from our reluctant bureau. it's good to have you with us. >> let's talk about the prime minister's future. he's been seriously weakened since this snap election she called, it backfired on her or members of her own party are furious with the out come. now, the question, how long can she hold on? >> it's a very good question. she places a meeting today with her own. as you say, very unhappy. it was her election. she ran it as an election basically to crown her as prime minister and give her complete open hand in brexit negotiations. she failed dramatically. the question is have they dropped an alternative do they want to leave her there as laying duck prime minister to
try to get them going. she's going to be in a very weak position, both at home and did brussles. >> let's talk about the delicacy moving forward and the name changes, more confident and supply arrangement. big implications in northern ireland. >> yes. this is very difficult. the dup the most fundamentalist of the loyalist parties in northern ireland. nobody is ever really wonderings at the end you'll love it. that absolute obsession is knowing remaining part of the united kingdom. nothing else comes close to that accept brexit and the northern piece. they require the united kingdom government to be an objective peacemaker. and if they take the dup as
their partner and you've got them an attack, the party on whom they cramped to stay, then how could they be perceived to be objective. it's a danger to the peace process. as of brexit. it's i'm clear what do you want really want for brexit. they voted for him. they don't want a hard border. so they're really white happening to them. we've seen the cabinet shuffle. we've seen the closest advisers resign after this election that has been branded to the press as humiliating. as disaster rouse for her. will these changes be enough will she gain support of her members. members feel she wasn't listening to them enough that she was too close to these advisers, they felt they didn't have enough connection to theresa sa may. >> she's very damaged.
everybody sees her now as just a caretaker, prime minister, not somebody who is there for the duration. having said that, they're terrified, i think, within the the power, a vote being viewed after huge division that's always been -- within, i think, the brexit, probrexit politicians who want us to leave the european union come up may and those who wanted to remain and, therefore, want the best possible deal, that's a very bitter division in the party. theresa may is trying to paper it over by appointing a very close ally that's effectively her deputy. damien green who is promove. but at the same time bringing it back together whose michael go. this balancing act, it might buy her a little town. but i don't think it's going to save her career, at all. >> again, she ran on the
platform of strong and stable, but a lame duck in the press there and her longevity questioned. we'll stay in touch and appreciate your insight. another arrest has been made in the london-bridge terror attack. a 19-year-old man is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. >> police carried it out in east london on sunday night. they remain and made his ram page, eight people dead and dozens more on that. >> after a week of isolation. she's getting help from iran and, special adviser to get through diplomat ix somehow down. with its neighbors. we'll have 11th when we come back.
is. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm george howell. the prime minister is expected to seek support from members of her own party, members who are angry. they lost the majority and parliament, theresa may there have been a few changes and they're still negotiating as well. the deal with the democratic unionist party to support very government. >> he's still ataped his victory. it's straight sense that the french open sunday. his first title since 2014. he now has 15 career titles, he'll three behind all time leader, forch your less beyes or
no. >> they've filled the leaders. they say they're a strong inld case that the brothers were killed in a gun fight. troops have been fighting for three weeks different. we'll take the city from seeing him. more now on our top story, u.s. attorney general jeff sessions is offering to testify before the senate intelligence committee on tuesday. it hasn't been decided whether that meeting will be open or kwloez closed to the public. >> the president is reacting to the director's testimony last week. welcome to twitter, "i believe james comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible" totally illegal. very cowardly. >> president trump has ended that his conversations with that may or may not exist, not clear lawmakers are developing answers on whether they do actually
exist. there are tapes. he alluded to the fact there are tapes. he should make them public right away. if there aren't tapes he should let that be known. no more game playing. of course, he said he will testify, so i'm inviting him to come testify and we can work that out. >> another story of what was watching. easy as optical nations are cutting all ties, five planes hacked with fresh -- packed with fresh vegetables and they're pledging daily fruit deliveries heavily relies on import for food. >> many qatars started stuffing. the government has hired former u.s. attorney general john ash kroft to handle his response in this diplomatic spices. >> that crisis started about a week ago when saudi arabia and
uae, egypt, terrorism. they deny the negotiations. let's brick in national. he's fully in authority. so this is very problematic for the region, what happens next? >> reporter: well, you know, rosemary, as we've seen this past week, this is not just a local crisis. it's not just about this region. it's an international one. country says that has a stake in this as we've seen this past week. >> the worst diplomatic crisis hit years of simmering tensions, saudi arabia and the united emirates severed ties. several countries, including egypt, joined the other campaign. they said let's cut the impact on the region so it support of
terrorist organizations. >> the accusation is all based on misinformation. >> unjustified. but it is the victim of a coordinated campaign of misinformation and the crisis being triggered by a hate that state news agency last month. >> folks attributed and appeared on the state he was on me on may 24th. freezing iran, criticizing its neighbors and president trump. they con if i recall the hack and they'll set up to know how to investigate. some believe that president trump's visit to saudi arabia, may have been the real catalyst who makes this crisis, involve new countries, he was calling for cutting back. pretext to several regionals. >> president trump made a series of tweets on tuesday, not shying away for taking credit for isolation of one of the key allies in the region.
he's hold to upper dellals and wear more than 11 troops. >> democrat -- 11 u.s. troops -- 11,000 u.s. troops. >> meeting the russian counterpart. this, as the u.s. continued to send mixed messaging. >> we're calling on the kingdom of saudi arabia, while i rang and egypt to ease the blockade against qatar. there are humanitarian consequences to this blockade. >> just a short time after the bracelet from the diplomat to become president, thank you for again. the national of kentucky, unfortunately, has historically been a thunder of terrorism at a very high level. we had a decision to malk make, do we take the easy -- malik. do we take the easy road but take hard but necessary action.
we have to stop the funding of terrorism. >> and so far the message that we are getting here in the gulf from kwat that is leading the mediation after all star, from -- is that they want to be this to be resolved. also, there is this feeling that you're seeing i have her backed into a corner here. the pressure is norching. you have -- it is big shun by allies like the u.s. so really has very few options out of this crisis, perhaps, it would be looking at agreeing to the terms and sessions that have been long sought by the saw dee and arabia lynn kus stance. 's what it looks like. >> that's what places the play out.
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welcome back newsroom. the month of june is gay pride month and all around celebrating. there are dozens, sunday is quality march for community and pride. >> buildings around the world also live out in solidarity. this is tel aviv decked out in the colors of the rainbow. the alberto legislative building will have a similar display and the u.s. consulate is embracing the rainbow and equality. >> a year ago on this day, monday, marks the nightclub
massacre, the deadlyiest mass shooting in united states history. it happened in orlando, florida a year ago, the fact when 49 people were killed a gunman opened fire inside a nightclub. dozens of people were wounded as well. >> cities around the world are expected to pay tribute. they'll open its doors to honor victims and their families. rick scott declared monday, pulse remembrance day. ♪ a rapidly developing tropical storm is threatening hong kong with strong wind and rain. >> following it all, meteorologist is there at the weather map, derrick, pretty serious situation here. >> yeah, expect conditions to deteriorate within the next eight to ten hours. look at what central and eastern china has had to contend with
this week alone, flooding rains, you can see the devastation that has brought to the region. it has been a difficult week and you can say that it's the calm before the storm now in hong kong. this was a shot taken earlier this morning, remember, local time it's about 3:41 in the afternoon in hong kong, you can see some of the cumulus clouds in the background here, that's kind of a precursor of what's to come. let me lay the situation out. we've got the annual plum rain locally across the area, it's thanks to the stationary trump. you add in the tropical storm that recently developed within the past 24 hours. the thing strengthened in the south china sea, current sustained winds 75 kilometers per hour. we expect this to make land fall by midnight local time. with winds just east of hong kong but still feeling some of the effects of the outer rain bands near the city, there is obviously a populated party of
the world. big concern going forward, we do anticipate heavy rain fall leading to the potential for more localized flooding and landslide. we were able to monitor the situation very closely as time unfolds here and move forward. we expect the conditions to continue to go downhill from hong kong in the surrounding areas. i wish i was there. >> thanks for keeping an eye on that, certainly appreciate it. thanks derek. when president pulled the u.s. out of the climate report, he faced backlash, some vanishing due to rising sea levels, that is what makes one virginia so greedy, politically. >> jennifer gram find out why they're behind the president. even though the president has announced he'll honor plan to give up. we don't have to tell them to
choose with. >> they don't have time to wait for washington to debate climate change. >> our problem is to -- our community is eroding away. >> it is. >> they live fewer than 100 miles from the white house on the island in the middle of the chesapeake bay, population about 450, area, just 1.3 square miles and shrinking. during severe weather, such as super storm sandy in 2012, the island is buried under feet of water. the army corps of engineers the erosion will make this historic crabbing community uninhabitable, adding, major storm event striking the island could cause abandonment sooner. the families have been living and fishing off the island since the 18th century. >> do not lose hope.
>> and in a small room in the old town clinic, mayor james meets daily with fellow life long residents to discuss the island's fate. >> there are people out there that say, we'll just move. why do you live here? >> it will just leave your own. >> that's right. >> yeah, donald trump if you say it is, whatever you can do, we welcome any help you can give us. >> donald trump received 87% of the island's presidential votes last november. some of the locals say they careless about his controversial view on climate change and more about his views on infrastructure. >> he's cutting regulations. >> i'm concerned about our safety. >> the army corps of engineers will begin to protect the harbour here next year. the rest of the island will need a far larger and more expensive barrier to survive. >> he'll tell us long it takes
to study something. we just need something to -- >> mapping data shows how rapidly the shoreline has waned in the past and without significant intervention the small american town will continue to disappear in the bay at the rate of 16 feet a year in some places. so what could the island look like for future generations, we're about to find out in a place called the upwards. this is a seventh generation islander. she takes this short boat ride from the main island every day to walk along abandoned shoreline and reflect on the past. the entire community lived right here, we're only about mile and a half and this is all that's left. what do you think about when you come here every day and take your walk? >> when i pieces of glass and pottery, i try to people who may have used them and what their lives were like. i'm sure they never thought we
would ever live like this if we don't get help. it's going to be like memory. she died in 1913. >> what year was the member on it, one day walking around, picking up pieces of glass. >> sea level rise isn't effecting here, it's 450 locals. what many larger waterfront cities are threatened by climate change, convincing outsiders this small town is worth saving is a challenge. >> it seems to me that the decisions we as a country make about whether or not to save this place, will inform how we deal with much bigger problems with cities like new york city. >> earl swift is a journalist working on a book about the tanger lan. researching where they refuse to
be climate change refugees. >> if you make a decision whether or not you save a place is a function of head count, change doesn't have a chance, you can't make it cost effective. you can't dangerous slope to start sliding down. i knew you find yourself finding out what number is the baseline. >> for now, the mood is optimistic, with some welcoming the new president and hoping his view on climate change won't prevent funding for their future. >> if cow yould say anything to him or his administration today, what would it be? >> they talk about a wall, we'll take a wall. we'll take that wall all around here. we'll love a wall. jennifer gray reporting. >> moving ahead here on newsroom, 71st annual tony
victory. >> no woman has ever woman same time ten times. he gives 15 grand slam career, title just three behind all-time leader roger federer. >> just passion for the game, you know, i always loved what i'm doing, so i always have been working hard to keep doing the things that i really like. and it's if i ever had some tough moments, you know, that's my career, too, and that makes it a little bit more difficult. at the same time when you're way back in those all those things, it's more than special. >> he's a happy man there. it's not every day you get to shake hands with the president, unless you're on a flight with
jimmy carter. >> the u.s. president was boarding a plane from atlanta to washington thursday and he would not sit down until he shook every passenger's hand. >> walking down the aisle. seemed to be joking at one point saying it will be his fault if the plane was late. he made it a habit of shaking heads with the fellow passengers. >> nice. >> well what would broadway's stickerness broady out of turn. >> maybe he was one who delivered. chleoe mee lathey returned. >> the 71st annual tone any awards took us by surprise. kevin space si was the hostess for the back time ever. he kicked it off with something he could have felt like that he was the last choice to host the show. that's why he is enlisted some help from his hollywood pal,
including steven, billy crystal, who is known to be long time host for the oscars and things he actually called him just put on a dress and his face did it. things seem to go pretty smoothly from there. there were big awards of the nights break out musical this year, "han sensen." she took the stage for her role when she won tonight and she got political. it is a privilege to appear in lily ann el met's play at this specific moment in history. 80 years ago she wrote, there were people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it and other people who just stand around and watch them do it. my love, my gratitude and my undying respect go out to all the people who 2017 who are
refusing to just stand and watch. >> it's one of the most talked about features of the evening. calvin cline won award for president and moori after being nominated four times finally won a tony award. one of my favorite moments, when james earl jones was giving the lifetime achievement award and he took the stage and he thanked his wife and said she looked dazzling. the night did not disappoint. it seems like kevin spacey might be back to host again next year. back to you. >> sounds good to me. >> absolutely. thanks for your company i'm rosemary church. >> i'm george howell. early start is next for viewers here in the united states and for other viewers around the world, news continues with our colleague live in london. this is cnn. >> have a great day. hi.
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will jeff sessions testify in public tomorrow? that's the big question this morning as the attorney general faces tough questions about his role in the russia investigation. president trump slamming james comey again on twitter and refusing to admit whether tapes exist of their private conversations. will the russia cloud threaten to wreck another week for the white house? good morning and welcome to "early start." hope you had a great weekend. and you, my friend. i'm dave briggs. you survived. >> the weekend's over. i survived, a lot of soccer, and hot. it was hot this weekend. >> it was hot