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aisle visibly shaken. impassioned plea from illinois congressman rodney davis, still bloodied, helping victims at the scene. >> >> there's such a hatefulness in what we see in american policy and politics right now. this has got to stop. we can disagree on how to govern. that's what makes our country great. i'm here because we're all americans. i think republicans and democrats need to use this day today to stand together and say, stop. let's work together, let's get things done. we can have our differences but let's not let it lead to such hate. >> for more reaction from capitol hill, let's turn to cnn's phil mattingly. >> dave and christine, stunned is really probably the only way you could describe lawmakers throughout the course of the day in the wake of this shooting. some of them would also say they were so shocked, so taken aback, about what had happened to one of their colleagues. one of the interesting elements though is watching the parties
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actually come together in the wake of this. the speaker of the house paul ryan and minority leader nancy pelosi both taking to the floor as their colleagues sat around when the house wasn't voting at all to make remarks to unity. >> there's one image in particular this house should keep. and that is a photo i saw this morning of our democratic colleagues gathered in prayer this morning after hearing the news. at times, our emotions can clearly get the best of us. we're all imperfect. but we do not shed our humanity when we enter this chamber. for all noise and all fury, we are one family. we are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. ran attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> there's no question there's an increased security posture on capitol hill. a lot of lawmakers concern particularly as they look forward towards recesses where
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there are town halls, trying to figure out exactly what they need to be doing. that was one of the primary issues, how to keep an eye on everything around you, your surroundings, make sure you are cognizant of anything that could be happening. the reality is they're lawmakers, they deal with these types of issues every single day. one of the biggest takeaways at this point, they want to try and unify, do something to get past what has been such visceral rhetoric over the course of the past months, perhaps years. we'll see if they can actually get there. >> phil mattingly, thank you for that. cnn law enforcement analyst james galiano, retired fbi supervisory special agent, from washington "weekly standard" reporter chris eaton. chris, let me start with you, this is one of those stories that really shook all of us who are part of the political process here. it really seemed kind of an attack on democracy. keeping all those people safe, all those people who do the work of the government, it really was
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a shock. what's the mood there this morning? >> sure, it still is a lot of shock. you know, i talked to some aides last night, of course, you know. washington is a city where a lot of people get to know each other quite well. and you hear names kind of float around. mr. mika, for example, has certain indiana ties and i'm an indiana guy myself. you hear stories about him and these names kind of resonate to a certain extent. it really hits home with the washington community. and when you take an event like this one, which i have attended before, it's actually in my neighborhood, it's a very peaceful event, there's a coffee shoppach cross the street. people are out walking their dogs, it's friendly, there are handshakes. it's a low-key affair, it's apolitical. when you visit this kind of violence or this kind of heinous incident on something we would otherwise regard as a peaceful gathering of people who are kind of outside of the political sphere and don't have to worry
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about some of the stuff we see out in the open, socially in our political debates. this is where that kind of stuff takes place and it shakes everyone to their core, i think understandably. >> no doubt about that. james, from a law enforcement perspective, first what rand paul said is right on. if steve ska lease was not there, it could have been a massacre because he has that extra protection, someone in a position of leadership. given that responsibility, protecting all the members of congress, the far more difficult task of policing social media, what does the investigation hope to learn that might prevent things like this from happening? >> dave, we have very, very expert counterterrorism teams, whether it's in the military, or law enforcement. but unfortunately they are not on the front lines. what you saw yesterday was a response by first responders. where they're going to be the ones there in these incidents. what i was struck by in listening to some of the 911 calls was how succinct the callers were.
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one of the things is by getting these kind of messages out about active shooters and what the protocols and processes should be i think that's helpful because you notice yesterday on the calls, people made phone calls in. we heard some of them this morning. they said, we've got an active shooter. that's helpful. the other piece of this which i think is good for your viewers to understand is, the doctrine that we're teaching in law enforcement to folks that find themselves at a baseball field yesterday in alexandra, virginia. first thing you do is run. second thing, if you can't run away, hide. you want to hide behind something that's going to give you some type of protection. then the last resort is to fight. run, hide, fight. then obviously, tell. because we need folks that see this to be there to help and give us the evidence. >> run, hide, fight. i'll tell you that it took a couple of hours, just a couple of hours after the shock of this event, before it turned political. before you had people talking about the political climate, the political atmosphere. i want to just listen to a little bit of that and get your response on the other side.
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>> the intensity on the left is very real. whether it is somebody holding up a so-called comedian holding up the president's head in blood, or it's right here in new york city, a play that shows the president being assassinated -- >> i can only hope that the democrats do tone down the rhetoric. that the rhetoric has been outrageous. of the finger-pointing, the -- just the tone and the angst and the anger directed at donald trump, his supporters. really then, you know, some people react to things like that. they get angry as well. and then you fuel the fire. >> christine, some of the top democrats are being very careful to strike a unifying tone. is this criticism from newt gingrich and chris collins, is that fair? >> well, you have to be careful
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not to draw broad strokes in instances like this. i mean, when you take the shooter himself and you read about some of his background what he had been doing in the leadup to this incident, coming from bellevue, illinois, and setting up shop in alexandria, you know, taking his white van out there and staking out some ground at a gym next door for a couple of months. we have to let the fbi obviously conduct its investigation and we don't need to necessarily chip in with speculation from the sidelines here. but there are indications of patterns of clearly abnormal behavior. and to try to draw big brought strokes from this about the national climate, i mean, of course some of these points about needing to tone down the vitriol and have a more measured public discourse, with or without heinous incidents like this is always a healthy thing to say. when you get into the game of attribution you have to be very careful about going down a slippery slope here and really
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kind of take stock and perspective in what this all actually means. >> you cover d.c. every day. is it fair to blame one side for the political rhetoric that we're in the midst of? >> oh, i don't think at all. i think that's absolutely unfair. this is a -- not a bipartisan but a nonpartisan issue. this is a nonideological issue that you can ascribe to any one particular ideology. ebbs and flows, certainly some people are in charge sometimes and they -- when they're in the majority they tend to draw some heat from critics. and sometimes that gets fervent to the point of where it's unacceptable. but to the point of violence, we're not talking about words here, we are talking about thing that is affect people's lives. put people in harm's way. and that is another step, a gigantic step beyond all that other stuff. >> i think the former speaker and the congressman could have spoken to the rhetoric on both sides of this debate. >> the chanting "lock her up,"
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remember during the election, how much anger. >> sure. >> you talk about this passion, this rhetoric, this intensity on the left is what newt gingrich says. there's intensity on the right too. >> no question. guys, stick with us. we want to get your thoughts on this new reporting this morning on the russia investigation. cnn has learned special counsel robert mueller plans to meet with the trump administration's top intelligence officials. meantime "the washington post" reporting mueller is expanding his probe to include possible obstruction of justice by president trump. mueller's investigators have already asked for information from director of national intelligence dan coates and nsa director mike rogers. now mueller plans to meet face-to-face with both men. >> cnn has been told by law enforcement sources only that mueller is considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale investigation of the president for obstruction. if mueller does so, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein
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would have to recuse himself since he could be a witness, given his role in the firing of james comey. at a hearing last week both coats and rogers denied they felt pressured by the president to impede the russia investigation. all right, gentlemen, let's talk about this here quickly. because james comey, i think this investigation, once you open up an investigation, it could go anywhere. is it necessarily a surprise that obstruction, at least asking questions that could lead to investigating obstruction, is on the table? >> i think you make a good point, christine. obviously the one argument that people make against a special prosecutor is, they don't have anyone to answer to. so they are literally this -- they can't be touched by either side, which is a good thing in a political climate, but by the same token, mueller doesn't answer to anybody. the president can fire him, he's going to lose in the court of public opinion. what's going to happen, 1998,
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william jefferson clinton was impeached. the obstruction of justice charge, he was impeached on in the house. there's a very real possibility here. obviously with a republican house that makes it difficult. but where we're going to get boxed in here is this. the fbi director, the former fbi director, james comey, may 3rd, testified in front of congress and said, it's not my experience that anybody put pressure on me to stand down the investigation. andy mccabe, current acting director, doubled down on that on may 11th. then you had general rogers as well as coats, dni and director of the nsa, both say no. you have this one deputy director at nsa saying that. that means somebody was lying, somebody at the top was lying, or he saw a different version of it than they did. >> most legal analysts say obstruction of justice is impossible, or difficult, because of the intent factor. the white house would push back on the leak aspect of this story, marc cass kasowitz blast
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the leaks coming from they didn't do can't know, fbi, could be the intel community, could be this special counsel's department, we don't know. how big a problem are the leaks in terms of this investigation moving forward and the administration moving forward getting business done? >> to take this in a broader context the administration has talked about this leak type of stuff throughout its entire nascent administration so far. the perspective of a bevy of things, particularly this one. and it does do a lot of damage to politicizing the environment, clouding it. making people have some doubt that washington has its stuff together. can you actually trust certain investigators to dispassionately discharge their duties when there is so much political speculation around that the fbi and certain people who were agents and career analysts are taking sides, so it goes with
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other intelligence agencies and their analysts. so that raises a lot of questions about washington able to get its stuff done. and with respect to the administration being able to move on and enact some of its agenda. i will admit here that i thought when bob mueller was appointed special prosecutor some of this stuff would be defused. but there are so many investigations of this matter going on that it is going to find its way into the headlines somehow. this latest "washington post" story about obstruction potentially being inquired about is a part of this investigation, the latest instance of that. i would expect we'll continue did see a steady drip, drip, drip of that as time goes on. it's going to make the environment very difficult for anything regarded as agenda-setting or policy-setting. >> "the washington post" cite five sources. not sure where those sources come from, but pretty widespread. >> thanks, guys. the fed is raising rates, no surprise there. what is a surprise? maybe the future of fed chief
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i assume people have been calling 911 already. >> a top republican is in critical condition this morning after a politically motivated shooting. will the incident reduce the divisive rhetoric in washington? how is it affecting security for lawmakers? as president trump facing new trouble in the russia probe, reports this morning say the special counsel's investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice. welcome back to "early start." >> it is 52 minutes past the hour. members of dples will take the field tonight as planned for the annual congressional baseball game just a day after the republican team was the target of a shooting rampage. majority whip steve scalise of louisiana, he is in critical condition this morning. doctors say a single rifle shot tore through scalise's hip and pelvis. they say scalise suffered internal injuries and will
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require more surgery. >> president trump visited the hospital last night, accompanied on the surprise visit by first lady melania trump. the white house says the president sat at scalise's bedside and spoke with his family. hours earlier the president faced the first major test of his ability to reassure a shaken public, striking a unifying tone. >> we may have our differences. but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country. we are strongest when we are unified. and when we work together for the common good. >> there had been talk of the president attending that baseball game. we learned late in the day that's not going to happen, the white house citing security concerns. representative scalise is an avid baseball fan. he has played on the congressional ball team since coming to the hill in 2008.
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>> he was not the only person though injured in the shooting attack. lobbyist matt mika is in critical condition, expected to be hospitalized at least several days. zach barth, staffer for texas congressman roger williams, is expected to make a full recovery. two capitol police officers, crystal griner and david bailey, being treated at a local hospital for noon-life threatening injure res. police say a second unnamed congressman suffered minor injuries. >> let's bring back in cnn law enforcement analyst james g galiano and chris deton from "the weekly standard." chris, i want to start with an e-mail that is kind of instructive for the mood of some of these people who are representing us. this is an e-mail that was delivered to the gop congresswoman claudia tennie. "one down, 216 to go, did you not expect this? when you take away ordinary people's very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us your own lives are forfeit. certainly your souls and
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mortality were lost long before, good riddance." how do you protect the people who are leaked to represent the american citizens? >> christine, i read that, there's no doubt in my mind that is an overt threat. there's nothing implied there, that is a direct and overt threat. it's difficult. i go back again to the resources. i think that we're going to have to take a look at this and we're going to have to -- again, it goes back to money. we're going to have to staff up law enforcement agencies to investigate these type things. we have a robust cyber division in the fbi. the secret service has a robust division that handles that too, to look into threats. we're constantly on the counterterrorism side trying to find that needle in the haystack. the one person out of the thousands that says something crazy but is actually going to act upon that. very difficult to do but it all comes down to resources. >> and those resources, that is just almost an impossible task. chris, they are clearly, this sick individual hunting republicans as he was yesterday,
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this was clearly an anti-republican, unhinged individual. then you hear things from former speaker newt gingrich, like this. we want to discuss in a moment, let's listen to what he had to say. >> the intensity on the left is very real. whether it is somebody holding up a so-called comedian holding up the president's head in blood or it's right here in new york city, a play that shows the president being assassinated. >> all fair points. chris collins said the intensity on the left is very real, hopes the democrats tone down the rhetoric. the points, kathy griffin and the play, is fair. but is it fair to characterize this environment, this rhetoric, as coming from one side? >> no it's not. this is an ongoing thing. it's an unfortunate nature of our political environment. i think back to the quote in the "lincoln" movie stephen spielberg did, where lincoln is
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talking to grant, "we've made it possible for each other to do some terrible things." i think about the vicious cycle in the american polity right now where we seem to feed on the purveyors of outrage sometimes. and the people who disseminate that, the people who consume that, are constantly changing. but it is an unfortunate reality of the present political environment in which we live. i think back to the time that i worked on capitol hill, one of my old bosses, tom latham, an iowa republican, i've had this image stuck in my head of him yakking it up with jim mcgovern in the hallway. i don't know why i can't get away from that particular image. it just seemed so normal to me. the way that people who work inside of a business, the way people who might be neighbors and root for different sports teams -- we don't allow these things to tear each other down. it just seems common senseical to me that we would aim for defusing this environment and
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not lay it at the feet of any particular ideology or the other. it's an ongoing thing and crosses the entire american political environment. >> that's one of the great things about this congressional baseball game and softball game, one of the few incidents of true bipartisan enjoyment that they have. >> i think you're right. chris, there are two outcomes, potentially more than two, but you could either defuse that polar hatred, the "lock her up," the intensity of the left hating donald trump, this could either start to defuse that, or it could make it worse when you start to have both sides going out there and blaming the other. >> and what i worry about going back to that idea of the broader political environment in which we live is we have a tendency to forget these kinds of flash points so quickly and revert back to our bad behavior for lack of a more eloquent term. so i think we do have to bear in mind that, you know, some days and -- i actually think all days, it behooves us to remember that -- to go back to another
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thing that tom said once upon a time, paraphrasing him, "i didn't learn a whole lot in my time here by talking but i sure did learn a whole lot by listening." when we have that little bit more of an easier tone, measured tone, which is difficult to do in the information age when stuff is flying at us so quickly, it benefits us all, i think. again, to go to the points of where a violent act occurs and try to tie that directly to any one environment or vitriol at a given point in time, you have to be careful about that. there's some cases where that can be a stretch. you can always say every day that it certainly benefits the american public for us to have that attitude of defusing. >> if you think unity lasted 24 hours, we'll see how much longer it can carry. gentlemen, stay with us. we want to get your thoughts on some new reporting on the russia investigation. cnn has learned special counsel robert mueller plans to meet with the trump administration's top intelligence officials. and the "washington post"
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reporting mueller's expanding his probe to include possible obstruction of justicedy president trump. mueller's investigators have already asked for information from director of national intelligence dan coates and nsa director mike rogers. >> cnn has been told by law enforcement sources only that mueller is considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale investigation of the president for obstruction. if mueller does so, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein would have to recuse himself since he could be a witness given his role in the firing of james comey. at the hearing last week both coates and rogers denied they felt pressured by the president to impede fbi's russia probe. let's get back to our panel. james, this -- some expected this to happen. how significant is this development? how difficult if not impossible is this to prove, intent? >> it goes right to that, dave. the fact that in perjury case or obstruction of justice cases,
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intent is the central theme here. i keep going back to the litany of testimony we've received thus far that pushes back on this. i think this is what former director mueller's going to have a hard time trying to reconcile. because recently you had both the dni and nsa director, both of them state for the record that, no, there was no pushback to them. may 3rd, you had the former fbi director, comey, state the same thing. he said, no, this was not my experience. and then that was backed up and doubled down on on may 11th before the senate intel committee when the current acting fbi director, andy mccabe, said as much. so it's going to be difficult here because someone's either lying or this deputy director from the national security agency, his version of events just doesn't seem to square with those other four gentlemen. >> the white house response on all this was to blast the leaking, the fbi leak of information regarding the president, outrageous,
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inexcusable, and illegal, from trump's private attorney marc kasowitz. the talking points are illegal leaks are the only crime, that the committees have struck out on collusion, there is no case here, and this is a fishing expediti expedition, when will this end? two different -- two polar opposite views here we're seeing. >> yeah, two completely different views, two completely different points being argued. i think the long-term implications of this we've already kind of seen the last few months about how this environment of leaking is, for better or worse, depending on where you fall down on this type of stuff, but it pollutes the political environment to a great extent. i don't think there's any question about that. we see that there are so many investigations and so many apparatuses -- committees, special counsel -- that are investigating this stuff that it's difficult to get oxygen in for some of the other stuff that's going on -- that the trump administration would like
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them down and welcomed them into your apartment. >> sure. you can just tell that they were pretty shocked with what they had just gone through. you know, i think only one of them had seen that representative scalise had been shot. he shared information with the other two gentlemen there and that kind of set off like another wave of kind of shock for them. and you could, you know, see that one of them really wanted to head back and check on representative scalise. and then the other two were able to make some phone calls and let their families know. just a lot of -- it was, a you know -- obviously a very extreme moment for everybody. and they were just able to get inside and get a little covering. >> sure. i mean, it was three minutes of gunfire or something before police were on the scene. give me a sense of i guess how
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eager they were to use the phone, to call their family members, that was sort of their first reaction to get away from the scene and to call their families? >> yeah, absolutely. i mean, that was, you know -- they got in, you know. we were just -- my wife and i were just trying to do whatever we thought could make life a little easier. kind of dumb but get a glass of water, it's something to do. then we were able to -- we got our phones for them. they didn't like, you know -- how many numbers do you have memorized nowadays, right? they were trying to -- we were trying to figure out what the right phone numbers were to call, looking them up on a website, what's the phone number to call their staffer? that's something you don't have in your head. we were able to finally connect with one of their wives. and then after they left, i kept calling one of their children to
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let their child know that he was okay. because we couldn't get through to that person. >> wow. benjam benjamin, before that from when you first heard shots ring out, what was your reaction? tell us about those initial moments for you. >> sure. so i was on my balcony. i heard several shots. definitely didn't think that it was a shot, thought it was construction that we have going on near our apartment. then after that first shot there were a rapid succession of shots right after that. those shots woke my wife up. she came out of the bedroom. i called 911. and was able to report to the dispatcher that there was shots being fired. i was definitely stumbling a little bit trying to explain there was an active shooter, there were people that were on
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the grounds running away from the baseball field. and then, yeah, that's when -- once i got off the phone with police, there were still shots ringing out. and that's when we saw the congressmen running this direction. >> benjamin, clearly this unhinged gunman was searching, hunting some say, republicans. is it a well-known fact that republicans practice baseball there, when they do it? is this something people around the town know happens? is it very public? >> you know, what i would say is i lived here for a reasyear. the reason i know they practice there is there's a dog park next door that i take my dogs to. i've stopped by and had the opportunity to talk to senators and watched other members take batting practice and do fielding and things like that. so like i certainly knew about it, but i would say that even
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the people that were in the dog park with me would be like, oh, yeah, the people there are like, baseball game? even people who come to the dog park don't know. a lot of people don't pay a lot of attention to what's happening at that however of the morning, let things go. i think you could have known pretty easy if you wanted to know, but there's not like a whole bunch of signs around, inflatable giant elephant thing, republicans are here. you would have to talk to somebody at least. >> interesting. benjamin childers, thank you for your time in telling us your story again r. thank you, sir. >> you're welcome. have a great day. >> 52 minutes cast the hour. can anything stop tesla? the stock is up 75% this year. i'll tell you why on "cnn money stream" next. it looks great with tampax pearl. you get ultimate protection on your heaviest days and smooth removal for your lightest. tampax pearl and pocket pearl for on the go.
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stream this thursday morning. global stocks and u.s. futures lower after the federal reserve hiked rates. wall street was mixed. dow with the high for the second day in a row. the oil prices fell to the lowest level in seven months. that pulled down energy stocks. tesla stocks on fire. up 75% this year. new all-time high. the company worth $62 billion. more than gm, ford, honda or bmw for the record. there are plenty of skeptics who believe it will fail to live up to expectations. it made elon musk more than $17 billion. that is $16 billion and a lot of millions more than us. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
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"new day" starts right now. we'll see you tomorrow. >> there is a victim down in the baseball field. >> scalise was to my left. i saw him go down. >> capitol police not there, we would all have been dead. >> we are strongest when we are unified. >> we will use this occasion as one that brings us together. >> an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> after the firing of james comey, the fbi began to investigate the president for obstruction of justice. >> i still think it is outrageous the fbi is continuing to a huge deal. the president of the united states is under criminal investigation. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." this is thursday, june 15th.
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6:00 in new york. house republican whip steve scalise still fighting and in critical condition after being shot in the ball field in alexandria. we know a lot more about the attack and the heroic efforts that saved lives. investigators this morning are digging into the attack and the online rants. all signs he may have been headed toward violence. a show of unity on capitol hill in the wake of the attack. the charity baseball game will go on as scheduled tonight as donald trump is in the first crisis. the washington post reporting that robert mueller is now investigating president trump for possible obstruction of justice after the firing of fbi director james comey. we have a lot to cover today. let's start with alex
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mardquardt. >> reporter: this was members of congress targeted. the fbi is taking the lead with support from local law enforcement. asking the public to come forward with any information they have about james t. hodgkinson. they believe this was an isolated incident and he acted alone. the fbi special agent in charge saying we hope to answer motive. why he was here and why he did what he did. the chilling sound of gunfire captured in the cell phone video. 66-year-old james t. hodgkinson. a critic of donald trump. lawmakers practicing on the eve of the charity ball game. the congress member targeted

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