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the hypocrisy for hitting the links. >> precisely because of that. there's a long record of trump going after president obama for being less than dedicated to the hard work of being the president. and obama didn't golf nearly as much as president trump. he lives on the golf course on weekends. and i think this larger issue about the big and small lies is he's under investigation potentially for everything he's said in the past year or so. and i think he has to be careful he doesn't wind up discovering he purgered himself in the court of some of these things because he doesn't distinguish between big and little lying because it's a routine part of how he rolls every day. >> what's the hyperbole, the art of the deal.
>> tim o'brien, always a pleasure. thank you very much. let's continue on. top of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. breaking news today. jeff sessions will testify in public tomorrow in front of the senate intelligence committee. as a multiple investigations into ties and russia and trump associates are moving forward. this comes after of e questions swirl after the sworn testimony from james comey that the president made the attorney general leave the room before he suggested comey let go of the investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. comey saying he went to intervene, wanted sessions to intervene, but sessions did not. the white house responded moments ago to whether or not jeff sessions may invoke executive privilege tomorrow. >> do you believe he should
invoke executive privilege. >> it depends on the scope of the questions. to get to a hypothetical at this point would be prema sure. >> in any way did jeff sessions or folks at the doj ask for the white house's permission for him to testify publicly tomorrow? >> i don't know. congress sets whether a hearing is open or closed based on the sensitivity of the subject. >> is the president okay with him testifying tomorrow. >> i think he's going to testify. we're aware of it. go from there. >> with me now is cnn politics reporter and editor at large. so gloria, let's begin with the
it depends note from sean spicer. specifically, let me pull up my note on whether or not jeff sessions will invoke executive privilege. it depends, says sean spicer. what's your interpretation? >> he said it depends on the questions. i don't know whether this has been a topic of discussion over there or whether he's speaking with knowledge of spoken with sessions or about what he intends to do, but it seems to me that there are going to be lots of difficult questions that are asked. because don't forget the president number one is already upset at sessions. and the congress is wondering whether he perjured himself. so if he takes it question by question, it will be very telling to us which questions he might decide to say i can't discuss it because it involves a conversation with the president. >> it may be about jim comey
getting fired. >> we're going to pull away tr that. here's the president of the united states welcoming the 2016ncaa football national champions the clemson tigers to the white house. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm proud to welcome the college football playoff national champions the clemson tigers. [ applause ] and they look like the real deal. congratulations to all of you and to your terrific coach and you know who that is, right? do we love him? what a great job. i was with coach belichick. he said this guy is a real coach. you can't do better than that. congratulations, coach.
you have many dedicated fans and admirers here today to celebrate your victory including distinguished members of congress, lots of them. i especially want to thank your governor henry mcmaster, my friend, my endorser,en don't forget he endorsed me when it won't in vogue to do that. and thank you everybody for joining us today. clemson tigers. you gave america an incredible game that will go down in the record books as one of the hardest fought and proper one of the most exciting games ever played. that's pretty good, coach. good job, coach. all of you plays with such tremendous heart and determination. you never ever gave up, you can never give up in life and it all paid off. with your grit and resolve, you proved one of the most important truths in life that success is about how hard you're willing to
fight in order to overcome and in order to win. after being down 14-0, i don't think the coach was worried. maybe a little worried. down 14-0 almost half way through the game, like true tigers, clemson roared back and with a whole nation watching and beyond the nation, watson, going to be a great nfl player. get over here. kol here. is he that good? tell me. you better believe it. he's going to be fantastic. he passed the ball to hunt er
renfroe. you're so lucky you caught that ball. to score the game-winning touchdown with just one second left ob the clock. that's pretty cool. there was an inspirational finish to an historic season for clemson. the team willed their victory. you willed it. that was a victory that was willed. arnold palmer, they used to say, he would will a victory. the great champions tend to do that. this team willed their whole way to victory. you came so incredibly close last year against alabama. you don't remember that game, coach, do you?
he'll never forget it. and you want ted a rematch ask u earned it. you beat the great teams like florida state, ohio state and of course your big rival south carolina. you believed in yourselves. you believed in each other. and you won a championship victory for the ages. it's one of the greatest games i ever watched actually. people are going to be talking about what you did for a very, very long time. that victory and the great comeback was the product of a vision that began nine years ago when coach sweeney assembled a team of assistant coaches who believe d in his vision. they recruited e great, great players and together you worked hard, had fun and turned clemson football into a winning machine. it's what it is.
the tigers have gone ab astonishing 89-28 -- that was the early seasons, right? it was on display in the locker room after the big game. the coach recalled how he told the team that the theme of the college football playoffs this year is chasing greatness. he told them nobody is better than us. we got to believe it. tell yourself that. nobody is better. you chased greatness and now you have achieved true greatness. i understand that on the inside of your championship ring there's a tiger climbing upwards and it says "little extra." that's often the difference between winning and losing.
just a little extra. >> that's another winner. i'll tell you that. we don't talk about jim too much, but he made a lot of good decisions. number two, what people don't realize about clemson it's a great academic school. one of the top 25. probably number one. great job. that's how clemson achieved great things when you set an expectation of maximum effort and a culture of confidence from the top, you inspire every person to perform at their very, very best. and that's exactly what you have done. more tigers this year than ever before, nine of you, went to the nfl scouting combine and two of
you were drafted in the first round. that's pretty good. offensive mvp quarter deshawn watson took some very, very hard hits, but he never rattled. he's great under pressure. i have seen that and heard that. he's great under pressure. he always got right back up ask he fought and kept can win inin. now he will bring that toughness together to the houston texans. and i have the owners of the texans here some place. they are so excited about him. defensive tackles carlos watkins had an ib credible game and he'll be joining deshawn in houston. i'm going to be watching that team very closely. nobody can read lays like defensive mvp ben.
where's ben? >> president trump having some fun there with the clemson tigers. coming up from south carolina, they won the big game last year. it's been 35 years since the clemson football team won its first national championship back in 1981. congratulations to clemson. we're going to take a quick break. the big question everyone is asking, will he invoke executive privile privilege? we'll discuss, next. if you've been diagnosed with cancer,
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out of jeff sessions mouth. gloria was talking about that sean spicer was saying it depends on some of the questions that he's asked as to whether or not he will. michael moore representing the middle district of georgia. your take on executive privilege. when would he invoke it. >> executive privilege is a positive thing in the sense that it protects the delivery process. if the president is having consultations with advisers about strategy or policies that are legitimate, that's something that's clearly covered under executive privilege or matters of national security. there are times it plays an important role in government. what it's not to be used for is some kind can of tool to cover up conduct that's improper or illegal perhaps. so i think really what needs to happen tomorrow is the panel needs to very carefully craft their e questions so that they can e elicit responses which would be outside of the privilege. there's a a way to do that.
it means you don't necessarily go off the hip. it means you have people trying as prosecutor s s to think abou the questions and the information that you're seeking from the witness. i think that may help get around sosm of the issues we could see with the innovation of the privilege. we don't want a long delay because of an invocation of that privilege. sessions will be to speak in an open hearing is interesting. i think it was pushback from democrats. >> i think what may happen is he may use that as a way to have an additional safety net. so it he gets asked a question that he's uncomfortable with, he can say this is not a question i want to answer in a public setting. i would be happy to address it. >> which is what we heard last week. >> we never got to the answers. that was frustrating. >> on the questions, this is when we could be hearing about the possible third meeting with the russian ambassador. we could be hearing about the
lingering outside of that oval office before comey that the conversation. what are you listening for? >> so i think both of those thicks are the two key things and we don't know answers to. jeff sessions can provide, whether he will provide or not, i don't know. i would say i think that sessions is smart politically speaking to have this be an open hearing. whether it was forced upon him or not, the fact that he embraced it in that statement is smart. i think if it's a closed meeting, you'll see some leaks that are going to be very tough for him to deal with. i think if he does it in an open setting, you can say you saw it, i saw it, the president saw it. it does give him a little bit of a fallback, but i think he should use that judiciously. i think the perception right now is jeff sessions asked for and got a hearing, a public hearing that e we didn't even expect him to testify. so now we're having this it's
tomorrow. this is not the comey testimony where it was weeks build up. i think that's a positive story line broadly speaking for jeff sessions. if you start to invoke too much, i can't say this in an open setting, people say why are we having this open setting. so he is someone who is in a perilous position. my guess is e he will do everything to fortify that position, be a a strong defender of trump. i remind people he's under oath. this is not tweet iing. this is not an interview with the media. this is under oath with real penalties if you do not tell the truth. that will make jim comey and jeff sessions having testified under oath about this, which we have not had the president do yet. >> here's what we can hear. here's what we can learn, which is i am sure he will be asked the question, you didn't recuse yourself from the firing of james comey. why was he fired? so we have the explanation from
donald trump, which was to lester holt about the russia investigation. i'm wondering whether sessions has a different reason because he obviously recused himself on russia, so he probably believes it was as a result of some other reason. and maybe it was the rosen stien memo about how he behaved during the election. it will be interesting to see jeff sessions point of view here on the comey firing and his explanation of why he was involved in it. >> speaking of firing, michael, i'm going to pose this one to you. one of the president's attorneys appeared and did not rule out firing these special counsel bob mueller. listen to this. >> would the president promise not to interfere and attempt at any time to order the deputy attorney general to fire robert mueller?
>> the president of the united states, as we all know, is a unitary executive. when the president is going to seek the advice to counsel? inside the government as well as outside, i'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do. i can't imagine that issue is going to arise, but that's something the president with his advisers would discuss if it there's a basis. >> michael, there's no way the president is seriously considering firing bob mueller, correct? >> i can't think he would seriously have any thoughts about that. including whether or not they are recorded every time they walk into the white house. i can't imagine that. i do think there's a great benefit to having an outside counsel, a special counsel. if he tried to pull something like that, you'd probably see congress come together and look at a select committee or some other way to move forward. but i just can't believe he could withstand or the party could withstand the fall out of
him trying to get rid of mueller, especially if it he was trying to pull on a string and the case was beginning to unravel a little bit. >> what is up with the republicans? what's behind the efforts going into this. >> they are trying to -- honestly you saw donald trump do a little bit of this saying this is the greatest witch hunt in history. >> either the findings are partisan and biassed or fire the special counsel. i stop saying donald trump won't
do x thing during the campaign because he did that thing whatever it was and i had to say, well, i didn't see that coming. i think it's exactly right that firing bob mueller, even trying to really question whatever findings he comes up with is going to be very difficult. the case of firing would be political suicide. that said i rule nothing out. you're seeing some of the president's allies and this includes newt gingrich, setting the table for that if and when it comes to that. >> he thought bob mueller was a a superb choice. >> but that was for manytimes he can say one thing and say the exact opposite later that day and thot feel there's any internal conflict there. >> i'm out of time. i thank you all so much. >> great to see all of you. the other question is about the tapes. does president trump have tapes or not? the white house playing games over the tape saga.
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>> what's he waiting tr? what's the delay? >> he's not waiting for anything, when he's ready to discuss it, he will. he laid out his position clearly on friday. >> white house press secretary sean spicer there responding to questions about whether president trump has tapes of his conversations with jim comey or not and why rbt they answering that question yet. joining me is a strategist. so great to see all of you. joe, you, sir, this is getting ridiculous. they have to answer this question. why do they keep pushing this down the road? >> they want to make sure their ducks are in a row. >> i think the complex tis of the problem and the amount of media attention that focused on this issue over the past few weeks justifies them taking extra precaution. i think we should remember why the notion of the tapes even
came about. you recall he said this to refute some of the things james comey said. if there are tapes, they would vindicate a lot of the things that president trump has said. >> why aren't they answering the question? >> i wish they would too. we'll have to wait in short order. >> this is one of the weirdest bits of presidential bluster i have seen in a long time. presumably, there are no tapes. the secret service said they don't have any tapes. they don't know if somebody else might have taping. hey, you better hope there aren't any tapes. and there aren't. >> you better hope there aren't. >> yours, i guess yours isn't. but i can't prove that because i don't have it. it's this weird thing. >> unless you're pretty sure the tapes would vindicate you. >> we're assuming they exist. >> why would you withhold evidence to say i've got a tape that shows that james comey is a liar, but i'm not showing it to
you yet. tune into this special episode and i'll show it to you then. >> it could be related to the sessions hearing. it could be a lot of reasons. the president was explaining these tapes as a way of vindicating what he said versus james comey version of what he said. i don't think they would toy with his issue unless they were confident what the president had said on record on tape was appropriate. >> we'll wait for that answer. i want to ask you about tapes. we'll talk about ivanka trump. let's play the sound. >> it is hard. there's a level of viciousness that i was not expecting. i was not expecting the intensity of this experience. but this isn't supposed to be easy. and i think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity was -- i was a little
blind sided by on a personal level. >> viciousness. >> i mean, unbelievable. what about the viciousness of his father's rallies. she never apologized for that or never acknowledged that. how about the viciousness of the way he treated reporters in the media? how about the viciousness of the surrogates. mike flynn, who is no longer there for reasons we all know, who chanted lock her up regarding hillary clinton at the rallies i'm sorry we're not rolling out of the the red carpet for you. we disagree with a lot of your father's decisions. but welcome to the big leagues. >> you were a surrogate. >> i certainly did not say anything vicious, but after seeing the kathy griffin incident ask thousand we have this latest theatrical show in central park, vicious is a pretty goodagetive to describe how the press is treating donald trump. a lot of people condemned kathy griffin and others for doing what they did, but that's
because there's a society where they were going to do would be welcome. that's really the society we have. we have the harvard study that e shows 80% of stories in president trump's coverage are negative. what do you expect? she's right. she's 100% right. >> we fired kathy griffin. >> but she thought this would be accepted and encouraged and get a round of applause, not the kind of nation she got. >> are you laughing or cringing? >> isn't this the guy that said ted cruz's dad killed jfk. you go down to low energy jeb and little marco. i really wish there was a higher minded ol ticks. it would be nice beyond name calling. it's awful that kathy griffin has decided to emulate isis. it would be better if we let our better selves rise up. but i don't think the trump family is leading by example. i think cnn made a tiny step in that direction to say, look, no
beheading the president. that's where we're drawing the line, even for the most vehement trump critics. it would be nice to have nicer politi politics, but i don't think the trump family is in any position to complain. >> i think you said no sound in my ear. he was talking about comparing president trump with president obama and saying obama was better in terms of just being a world leader. >> yes, senator mccain, i certainly don't share the same party affiliation as him, but he is a statesman first ask foremost. donald trump has managed to anger our top ally during his first seven months in office. he got into the fight with a prime minister of australia. a fight with the president of mexico. for him to say that i'm not going to go over to the uk because i'm not entirely sure i will be welcome there, that's the job of the president. so why don't you try working on
repairing our relationships? >> sean spicer was asked about this. we know her majesty extended this massive invitation to the white house. i read something over the weekend that the white house was saying we want to go when we're welcomed. he wasn't entirely -- how do i say it, loving to the current mayor of london. although theresa may has been first foreign leader to come visit the white house. what's going on with the visit? >> i don't know any specifics, but i do think that he did support his relationship with the uk right after the terrorist attacks. he made very clear that the u.s. stands with our uk allies in responding to terrorism. but just to the point on mccain, that comment is bizarre because he was the one that eight years ago saying the rock star of the world was not fit to lead the world. so it's bizarre from that aspect. it's also bizarre from another aspect where republicans are shake iing their heads thinkinge
obama policy in iran, syria with respect to isis and israel, these are the reasons why barack obama's legacy didn't propel hillary clinton to the white house in the first place. if you want somebody to talk on the sunday shows and criticize the administration, every producer in this city and in washington knows you can call john mccain and he will always deliver. >> final thought from you? >> trump's twitter feed is annoying. if it he's feeling irked with the president, he should reread the text of the iran deal ask he'll remember why he was so angry at president obama. this is probably a a giant red flag for the trump administration. john mccain is the kind of guy who will do cart wheels when the trump administration bombed s r syria. so under the right circumstances, john mccain is happy to go out there and defend policies. when things have gotten so bad that john mccain is yearning for the guy, that's a red sign. you need to rebuild your relationship with capitol hill. >> thank you all so much. we're going to continue right
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welcome back. i'm brooke baldwin. a jury could begin deliberations in the bill cosby case any moment now. cosby declined to testify in his assault trial today. after his defense rested calling one witness for further question ing. and in a fiery closing statement, cosby's defense attorney urged jurors to acquit the 79-year-old comedian arguing that andreaen constand had changed her story after speaking with attorneys. let me turn to you first. who was the one person -- e he didn't testify in his own defense. who was the one pesh who did? >> the defense recalled the witness that the commonwealth called earlier and was about a time line issue they wanted to
clarify. so really they call that one witness and didn't bring cosby to the stand, which there's a ton of speculation he was going to testify. earlier today you mentioned right there to your viewers the defense gave its closing arguments and it was fiery exchange. the defense attorney was having the jurors laugh iing at one point. also somewhat yelling at them at another point. so very charismatic closing arguments for the defense. but we're not quite sure if if it they are actually going to deliberate. but one witness versus the prosecution's 12 witnesses certainly a difference there. >> what do you think the strategy was in having this defense rest so quickly? >> i think the defense did what it needed to do. we have to keep in mind their job was not to prove his innocence. their job is to prove reasonable doubt. if you have more questions than answers, then that's reasonable
doubt. they poked hole's in constand's stories about the inconsisten inconsistencies with what she told the police after the alleged incident happened. they talked about the fact that she was having, in it their opinion, a romantic relationship as evidenced she went to his house in 2004 after two other attempts by cosby to make sexual advances at her. they talked about the 50 phone calls that were made by constand after the alleged incident. so the defense team needed jurors to leave there thinking we're not sure. if they can do that, they may get an acquittal in this case. >> your thoughts on this and also significantly in all the pictures we keep -- tor give me we don't have mark. the visuals of the day today, this is the first time his wife showed up and they were arm in arm walking in ask out of the courtroom. why was that important for his case? >> to show solidarity. the women sitting in that jury
box will want to know where is his wife. what is his wife think about this? this alleged ibs happened in their family home. probably the men too are thinking what does the wife have to say about this. one thing is he appealed to bill cosby's america's dad. he talked about the fact that bill cosby made us laugh and smile and taught us how to love again. so they wanted that image of bill cosby, the tv personality, the favorite dad that e we came to love on "the cosby show" to be front and center as a jury started to deliberate. they wanted his wife to give validation so that jurors would believe if she can stick by him, you, too, should be able to acquit him. >> finally on the flip side, andrea constand, how is she doing? >> she has given her side of the story. she's received a ton of criticism and a lot of praise
for coming forward so certainly it's no the hands of jurors. we'll see whose side they take. >> thank you very much. ladies, coming up next, more on the breaking news. the stage is set for jeff sessions testifying publicly tomorrow. will he invoke executive privilege when it comes to conversations he's had with president trump. stay with me. totally immersed weekenders. whatever kind of weekender you are, there's a hilton for you. book your weekend break direct with hilton.com and join the summer weekenders. won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says you picked the wrong insurance plan. no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with liberty mutual new car replacement™,
this is so exciting to share this with you. cnn asked several of our anchors to feature an organization that really inspires us, challenges us and changes us, and i knew instantly who i wanted to interview, the heros project. this is this awesome organization that combines several of my passions, mountain climbing, helping our nation's veterans and just being a bad ass. the heroos project founder features vets who come home facing amputation and ask them from their hospital bed if they want to go climb a mountain. not just any mountain, but often one of the seven summits of the world. i've interviewed tim and having climbed mt. kilimanjaro myself, i had a tough time pulling it off with both legs and i've been in awe of this organization ever since and in particular this young woman who i recently met. we went out to joshua tree national park and faced a daunting climb. i walked off the ledge of this cliff with kirsty innis who lost
her leg above the knee, and i left this project in awe, inspired and hoping you, too, can see how we should all get comfortable with being uncomfortable. >> all i was going to do is help one vet out, climb one mountain with a vet. >> this is called cyclops. >> he's one of those interviews that i've never forgotten. >> congratulations. >> yes. >> thank you. >> amazing. >> cnn came to me and said, brooke, you need to feel an organization that you feel really passionately about. the heros project was the first thing that popped into my head. >> what is the next after evrest? >> we're taking dance lessons in bangkok right now. >> how do you forget someone like that? hell's angels climbs everett and what he's done with the
veterans. >> i went down to the hospital and i was there with kirsty's mom and said are you ready to climb a money than? >> you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and you have to suffer well. >> we're going to get the hard stuff out of the way. just drop off that 100-foot cliff. >> why did you want to become a marine? >> i needed to figure out what i was going to do to serve of people. 17 years old, i remember looking around. my chemistry lab, no, this is not where i need to be right now and i walked straight out and went to the recruiter's office and convinced my parents to sign the paperwork. >> see you guys below. >> to take somebody who just lost a couple of limbs i don't really feel like going fishing is really going to get them back to being that soldier, that marine that they were. we have to put them back in harm's way to really truly heal them. >> christ, what am i getting myself into? >> don't worry here. i've got you.
good balance. good balance. let it go and lean back. all right. >> come on down, brooke. >> i'm a little nervous. >> lean back. push off. all right. slide down. go right down below kirsty, all right? >> i was an aerial gunner on a .50 caliber machine gun. >> you were the gal hanging out the door with the big gun. >> yes. >> the actual day of my crash, the last thing i remember is the crew in the back calling for power, and i remember wearing my night vision goggles and look at the ground. all i had time to think is this is going to hurt. >> see went in for her amputation and they cut her
thigh and that was the moment when i went, okay, she's going to need to be shaken up. >> he approached me with the idea of climbing the hardest of the seven summits, carson's pyramid. we oftentimes joke because his first big mountain was everett. >> 2001, riding my harley, boom. next thing i knew i was in a trauma center. my vehicle for recovery was mountain climbing, 2009. watching television and this veteran got up and burned beyond recognition and it was like this light bulb hit. i'm not going to climb for tim anymore. i'm going to climb for other people and show them the path that got me to recover from my accident. >> meeting everyone at the heros project, that gave me my life back because i realized i could go out and conquer anything i wanted. what we're doing out here is working on those skills that i'm going to need. >> don't be afraid to like reach over and see if there's
something there. without these skills i'm not making it to the top. >> cyclops, come your way. come on. >> honestly, always nice to knock yourself down a peg and i got humbled. >> you meet people who are tough in life. the strength of kirsty and tim and this just takes it to a whole new level to think of kirsty climbing that mountain. i don't think i can fully wrap my head around this. >> you've got this, okay? >> i've never climbed up rocks in a really technical way. >> good. >> time to climb. >> start looking for holes in the rock. >> there you go. nice move. climb the money nan. >> reach your and right to your right, there's a good hold. you see it. >> yeah. there you go? >> nice. >> you made it look easy. >> i have huge, huge respect for
you. >> thank you. that means a lot to me. these are things i'm doing for the first time all over again with one leg, and to be able to share that with you, that's extremely meaningful to me. >> when you said you have to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, and i love that. put one foot in front. other and get the [ no audio ] up a mountain. >> absolutely. >> how do we get down? >> i just want to give a huge, huge schutte shout-out to the heros project, to my friends tim and kirsty. they will be headed to carson's pyramid at some point this summer. it's like 16,000 feet, an incredibly technical rock climb. i'll leave the climbing to them, but i just wanted to thank them from the bottom of my heart for allowing me over to joshua tree and teaching me how to do that, and for anyone who is in the new york area, come join me. i definitely will be in the front row of this -- it's called cycle for heros. this is how they help raise money for the amazing men and women for the heros project.
cycle for heros, september 9, the 9/11 weekend here in new york. all week long my colleagues will be sharing stories like this about the causes that are so near and dear to their hearts. you can also see the next one tonight at 9:00 eastern on "ac 360" and take a look at all of them on cnn.com/championsforchange. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. thanks, brooke. well, these loyalty pledges did not happy about hind closed doors. "the lead" starts right now. something of a surreal scene. a cabinet meeting where officials went around the table and some of them pumped up the president at a time when clearly he's feeling cornered. right after we learned that one of the people at the table will be testifying tomorrow before the senate about his meetings with the russians. also breaking news, coming back to haunt him. the president's tweet costing him in court as federal judges cite his tweet in their ruling against his travel ban. plus, the