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i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. breaking news this hour out of japan. search and rescue efforts are over after an american warship collided with a merchant vessel saturday. u.s. missile officials tell cnn seven sailors reported missing from the "uss fitzgerald" are dead. >> the commander of the fleet declined to confirm that number, though. the ship's commanding officer was seriously hurt in the accident and was taken to a navy hospital by helicopter. >> his cabin was destroyed. he's lucky to be alive. and he's at the hospital right now. he's undergoing treatment. but he's not available for questions. >> that's vice admiral joseph aucoin, the commander of the
u.s. seventh fleet. for more, we're joined by kaori enjoji. what more did we learn? >> i think now we have a level of the frenzy and panic aboard the uss fitzgerald. it was so severe that they were trying to pump the water out of key areas of the ship to prevent it from trying to sipg. but take a listen to what the vice admiral had to say in explaining that situation. >> it was traumatic. as to how much warning they had, i don't know. that's going to be found out during the investigation. but it was a significant impact that the crew had to fight very hard to keep the ship afloat. >> he went on explaining that there was a big gash in the area
where the collision took place between the fitzgerald and this merchant ship that was traveling across the coast of japan. and so big was it that there was flooding in certain areas, the machine room, in the sleeping quarters, two of the sleeping quarters where more than a hundred of seamen who were aboard the fitzgerald were probably sleeping at 2:30 a.m. so it was definitely a sense of panic as this collision took place. >> i guess there are more people hurt. thankfully, there weren't. but what do we know about the people who were killed, the sailors that didn't make it? >> you happen, there was a search and rescue mission that continued throughout the night. but as the divers went in to try and gain access to the areas that were flooded in the fitzgerald, found the bodies, and although the vice admiral would not say whether all seven were found, the u.s. defense official has confirmed to cnn that seven missing, the bodies have been found and the japanese coast guard, too, has halted
their rescue operation. we know that the three people who were injured were air lifted out, including commander of the ship. stable condition, but in month way ready to take any questions as to to how this collision could have happened in the first place. >> we thank you, kaori enji in tokyo for us. joining us now to talk more about this is lieutenant colonel rick francona. it is good to have you with us this hour, sir. let's talk about the next steps here, the navy to launch a fact-finding mission, we understand. but there can be a multitude of investigations considering the circumstances here from japan to the philippines beal being involved. >> exactly. you've got a u.s. navy ship, a pill mean flagged commercial vessel taking place in japanese waters. so a lot of different agencies are going to have a say in the investigation. but the bottom line will be that the u.s. navy will want to know what happened to its warship out there. there are very strict rules that
govern passage in these commercial lanes and they're going to figure out who violated it, if there was any violation, and how to prevent this in the future. >> and we now know that the seven who were missing, now confirmed dead. but this process now under way to notify next of kin. >> yeah. this is one of the worst things that can happen. this underscores the sacrifices that the men and women of our armed forces face every day. this was not a battlefield in afghanistan, a battlefield in iraq, syria, this was a rather routine transition from one place to another. they were heading for port, they were heading for home in yokosuka. it's one of the thing that our men and women face every day. >> what can you tell us about this u.s. warship itself? basically, what would its mission have been in that part of the world?
>> this is the backbone of the u.s. destroyer fleet. this is the arley burke class destroyer. there's about 62 of them in service right now. there's still some of them being built. it covers the entire range of weaponry, it can do anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft defenses as well as surface combat. so it's kind of the workhorse of the fleet. there's a lot of them. they are about ships. they've been tried in combat. so it's -- you find them everywhere. >> the big question that many people are asking, just looking at this particular warship, very sophisticated piece of equipment. how could this have happened? >> that's the big question everybody is asking right now. that's got all of us puzzled. granted, they're operating in a very congested shipping lane. but there are very strict rules about how vessels conduct themselves in these shipping lanes. if everybody was following the rules, of course, this wouldn't have happened. so somewhere something went wrong and we have to figure out what that is.
of course, the "uss fitzgerald" had a complete deck crew, the communication center was up and running, observers, so they would have known that the vessel was out there, but they could not have foreseen the collision. that's what we have to find out, what happened in those very few moments before those ships collided to bring them close together. >> lieutenant colonel rick francona, thank you so much for your insight. another story we're following in central portugal, at least 43 people have been killed in a wildfire there. >> many of them died in their cars trying to get away. the fire spread fast after reaching a small town north of lisbon saturday. >> so nearby villages are completely vouned by this fire and the government says it doesn't have enough firefighters to fight it. >> let's go to our meteorologist derek van dam. a serious, serious story, derek.
>> yeah, it is, natalie, george. let's take a look at what has taken place over central portugal in the last 24 hours. we'll try and break it down .talk about what's next for this particular area. first of all, this is nighttime look at the fires that engulfed this particular community. and this is about 200 miles north of lisbon. get to the video and you can see what people had to contend with there with houses and communities being completely surrounded by fires. now we are learning this could potentially be the deadliest wildfire in portugal history. first, the fire spread really in a small town about 200 kilometers north of lisbon on saturday. and the government says it continues to battle these blazes. the portugal national authority for public safety issued welfare
alerts due to the high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds that continue to fan these fires. so come back to the graphics and you'll see the area that has been impacted by the strong winds and the wildfires and it's been across the iberian peninsula that has been really dealing with a heat wave, an immense heat wave that has seen the mercury and thermometer soar to the upper 30s and lower 40s. but this is a nasa product that shows all the hot spots across portugal and into central spain. here is lisbon, just to the north of lisbon, you can see the hot spots that were responsible for the fatalities. .you've just got to pay attention to the topography across this area. it's more hilly and not more or less mountainous regions, but enough to create those spot fires that easily spread from one location to the next and when you start talking about temperatures in the upper 30s
and you add another 40 kilometer win gust with that, it doesn't take much to help create new spot fires that eventually cause a larger forest fire that ultimately led to these fatalities. the hot weather will continue for the next foreseeable future. when you see that dark shading of red across that region, you know that it will be hot and we don't like to see this weather forecast especially when we're dealing with dry conditions. this is for lisbon. the closest reporting station we could see find. there's the cooler temperatures, though. we have to wait million the middle of next week. madrid under the spells of a heat wave, doing whatever they can to get out of the heat. you can see some people trying to fan themselves with one of the local cafes there just spritzing with water. 41 degrees, their maximum temperature today.. by the way, this could potentially break the all-time
june record high set back in 2015. under the grips of an immense heat wave across the peninsula, natalie and george. when you talk about strong winds, that only leads to the potential for more forest fires. >> derek, thank you. now on to iraq. the military says its security forces launched an assault on the old city in western mosul. they're trying to liberate the historic area from isis. >> thousands of civilians remain trapped there as we have talked about for many months and it's feared isis will use them as they have before as human shields. the iraqi army recaptured eastern mosul from the terror group earlier this year. still ahead, the u.s. republican senators have kept democrats in the dark while they drafted a bill to repeal and replace obamacare. >> but it's not just democrats who are upset about that. we'll have details, next. plus, the jury failed to reach a verdict in the bill cosby indecent assault trial. is the case over yet?
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obamacare by the july fourth reset. >> here is what we know about the senate republican health care negotiations. they're happening. and that's about it. at least at this point. this has all been behind the scenes. there's been no hearing, no public negotiations at all. and that's by design. they make clear, senator majority leader mitch mcconnell wanted to do this behind closed doors. he wanted to give his members the opportunity and space to negotiate on some very divisive issues, whether it's the expansion of medicaid or the cutting back of obamacare regulations or even the tax credit, structure of that. all of these are issues that within the republican party, within their own conference, there are major, major problems. but the result of that is nobody has any idea, at least outside the room, of what's going on. frankly, some members inside don't. take a listen to what senator lisa murkowski said on alaska radio. >> yeah, i've got a problem with it. if i'm not going to see a bill
before we have a vote on it, that's just not a good way to handle something that is as significant as an important as health care. >> those senator republicans, including lisa murkowski, including several who voiced these concerns are going to have to decide how to vote on this. republicans can only lose two of the 52 senators in their conference and still have an opportunity to pass it and the reality is this. they haven't solved these big problems b that they still have on these the yushl issues. and time is running out. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has made it clear to his counsel he wants to try and vote before lawmakers leave for the july fourth holiday. that gives him ten working days to try and get this done. where are democrats right now? they're upset, very upset. senate majority leader chuck
schumer inviting mitch mcconnell, all republicans .all democrats to a meeting to have a lengthy discussion, negotiation, debate about health care. mitch mcconnell's team says if you want to sit down with us, you're saying you won't negotiate unless repeal is off the the table. now we're in a political had back and forth. the reality is democrats aren't involved in had this process. they won't be involved in this process. that's frustrate to go many of them. the bigger frustration now is the frustration we're hearing from republican senators. will that set this process back? >> thanks to phil mattingly on that. now to the first family. they left the white house to spend some time at camp david. . they've been in florida most of the time on the weekends, but first time they've been there since he tock office. and when they get back to washington, the ongoing federal investigation will be waiting. because of that, the president, the vice president and others who womped on the trump campaign have now hired private defense
attorneys this week. >> republics and supporters are saying he needs to stand down on the tweets. his base appreciates this is how he does things. >> he can't stop. he's every day giving the prosecution more am ewe snigz. trump is on the defensive. that's very unusual. he likes to be the hunter. now he's the hunted. so the optic it's created is of someone who is panicking a little bit. he needs to exercise more
personal discipline because he's becoming his own worst enemy and shooting himself in the foot with these tweets. >> a lot of it these days is can you believe what they're doing to me, i'm being treated so unb fairley. >> presidents are not supposed to we worried about themselves. they're supposed to be more worried about their country. this takes them out of governing manifesto. it doesn't get the agenda moving. it looked small and it looks unpresidential. >> it's really important that he has a win in this area, isn't it? >> he's had no legislative wins. he's used a lot of executive
action to get some things done. he made very bold promises. obamacare for his constituency is huge. >> exactly. meantime, he has to bool trying to get something done in this area with his tweets about this ongoing investigation. and as far as robert m you eller, the special prosecutor, we're seeing a series of attacks from trump loyalists. perhaps his integrity as this investigation goes forward? >> you know, mueller is a really hard target to go after. his integrity is unquestioned. he has an impeccable reputation.
thoor trying now, some republicans, to soften him for what will be the kill if the president decides to fire the special prosecutor. it's clear that he has the ultimate authority to do so through his attorney general. so he has the power to do it should he do it. that might be political suicide for him. so going after mueller has very little up side. >> but at the same time, mueller is hiring more investigators, so he's ramping up the investigation. but if it goes on and on and on without some sort of he of collusion, does it weak b his investigation? >> 50e8 do that in the background. he won't do it on cnn. he's going to build a case slowly from the ground up. thinker about the bill clinton investigation, it started in a deal and at the end of the process, theyed add more .more
as they got more and more evidence. so then it became monicagate and impeachment. so the fear is, for example, that as watergate fifth anniversary of the break-in today. the cover up is worse than the crime. they have to play it pretty, pretty close to the vest on this. so if there is something to be had, he'll have it. >> thank you again for joining us, michael. i'm sure we'll talk again. thank you.. >> thank you. the judge in bill cosby's indecent assault case says he'll schedule a new trial within
months now. >> cosby's wife blasted prosecutors, the court and the media in the wake of her husband's mistrial. >> how do i describe the district attorney? heinously and exploitively ambitious. how do i describe the judge? overtly arrogant and collaborate, the district attorney. how do i describe the counsels for the accusers? totally unethical. how do i describe many but not all general media? blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated omissions of truth for the primary purpose of greedily selling, sensationalism, at the expense of a human life. >> prosecutors say they will retry cosby. the case enter on accuser andrea
constat. >> jean ka sar ra spoke with kos bow's attorney in this exclusive interview. >> the judges declared a mistrial. is that a win for you? is that a loss for you? >> anytime you have a trial and end a trial with your client being presumed incident, it can't be a loss. having said that, there are no winners here. with he tried the case for a week. the jury deliberated for 50 some hours without a verdict. as i've said before, as long as you can leave your court with that client presumed innocent as he began, then i'm satisfied. >> this was a drug facilitated sexual assault case.
sfwli never pause when i have someone like him who maintains his innocence, who has assured me that i'll be able to represent him, do so with dignity. my job is to go in and require the prosecution be put to the test, no matter what is written, no matter what is said outside of a courtroom, i was always from philadelphia. bill kos bow means a lot to a lot of us in this area. so when i gotta call, i said yes. >> had you ever met him before? >> never. i probably watched him on tv more than i care to admit. so i go way back.
now i get the opportunity to call him my client and my friend. >> what is it like to meet him in new york? >> i met him at his home there and it was rather awesome. he is a very engaging fellow. he's remarkably funny and amazingly bright. i think that's the one thing that stunned me the most, not ever having met him before, was his able to to interact on a number of subjects. he's a remarkably brilliant man. he was a lot taller, more gregarious than i would have expected. and we got along right from the start. >> do you believe, though, that bill cosby drugged and assaulted women for decades? >> i don't. because he swears to me he didn't. >> bill cosby's attorney there. but, again, prosecutors say they will retry crosby.
just ahead, more questions, more anger and a promise from the british prime minister as the uk tries to come to materials with the london fire disaster. we will take you live to west london, coming up here. plus, the party of the french president emmanuel macron is expected to win a majority in parliament. we'll have more on that ahead as news room continues. my belly pain and constipation? i could build a small city with all the over-the-counter products i've used. enough! i've tried enough laxatives to cover the eastern seaboard. i've climbed a mount everest of fiber. probiotics? enough! (avo) if you've had enough, tell your doctor what you've tried and how long you've been at it. linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation. it can help relieve your belly pain, and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass. do not give linzess to children less than six, and it should not be given to children six to less than eighteen. it may harm them. don't take linzess if you have a bowel blockage.
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fitzgerald says the speedy actions of the crew kept the ship from sinking after it was hit by a cargo ship. seven sailors died. in portugal, a fire that spread to a small town@has killed at least 43 people. many of the victims burned inside their cars. they tried to escape. a local leader described the desperate situation with many areas surrounded by flames. cnn learned five police officers have been killed and at least 18 others wounded in a taliban attack. five attackers detonated a car bomb at the entrance to police headquarters in the province. he says all five of the taliban fighters were killed. this attack comes after seven u.s. service members were wounded in a so-called insider attack on a military base in northern afghanistan.
now to the tragedy in london. a rising death toll, growing anger and an embattled leader. tree sa may admits the support for the victims of the london tower fire was not good enough, especially in the early hours when it broke out. >> and on saturday, she met with some of the survivors there at number 10 downing street. she said her government will do, quote, whatever it takes to help people. >> and the anger continues to rise since the fire. you can see protesters here back on the streets of london this weekend. >> and live in london at this hour, fred pleitgen is following this story. the united kingdom is set to observe a moment of silence and we know the death toll could, still, in fact, rise.
>> yeah, absolutely, george. that is one of the things people are bracing for. >> you can see that wall that is growing at the moment. it really is a very emotional place here. on monday a moment of silence will take place. at 11:00 a.m., there is a service that will take place here. people are gathering because they want to attend that memorial service.
you can tell how affected this community has been by these tragic events. many people who lived here knew folks who were inside that building. they were friends. but then, of course, on the first sunday since that disaster happened, you see that big outpouring of sadness and grief where people really reflect on the tragic events that happened here last week, george. fred, you've seen and witnessed the anger that many people are feeling, especially to officials -- toward their officials. what has been the response to the prime minister and her comments that the support was not good enough after this happened? she herself has felt backlash in the aftermath. >> yeah. oh, wrae, absolutely. and, you know, many people have said from the very beginning that they felt her response was not adequate. as we take a look at more of the folks here coming out this morning b, reflecting on what's
been going on. she herself said there were several things inadequate. the information passed on to people about when the fire was breaking out, whpt fire took place, people wanted information about their loved ones and about their immediate future, as well. she felt that was inadequate, both on the part of local officials, as well.. and quite frankly, also, she says that generally, there was a lot of inadequate response and she, herself, was criticized for coming here, speaking to first responders, not really speaking very much to the people who were affected. she's done that at downing street, didn't really do that here on the scene and that certainly is something where many people are criticizing her for that, george. >> fred, thanks for the report. the face of the french parliament could change drastically. we have live video here of people across the nation voting
in the second round of the parliamentary elections. and all eyes are on the party of french president emmanuel macron. its candidates could win a historic majority in parliament and that could help mr. macron push his ambitious social and economic reforms. >> moments ago, we saw the far right leader, marine le pen here after losing her presidential bid. le pen hoped her party could secure a massive presence in parliament, but some experts say the national front may only receive up to ten seats and could include le pen herself since she was running for parliament. >> president macron promised the overall politics and many of the candidates running under his party are total political new commerce. >> melissa bell met with new byes who want to make their debut as lawmakers.
>> now campaigning as part of emmanuel macron's movement to become a member of parliament. villani is one of 525 candidates standing for macron's movement. about half are new to politics and, like him, hope to bring to parliament more than just their ambition. >> i know about science. and science is more important than ever in the public debate. even very technical questions are now everyday debate about climate change or artificial intelligence or you name it. i've been a teacher and very much involved in the scientific culture. this would be important because one of the crucial things needed in politics now is people being able to explain, not thinking that people are too dumb to understand the complexity, but explaining the complexity in simple terms. >> jean-michelle hopes to bring another set of skills to parliament. the former head of france's elite police force says security is why he joined macron's movement. >> he's a man that can bring
people together, and more importantly, for the cop in me, he's a real commander in chief. >> autoed candidate is marie saha, the former bullfighter is taking to the government what she brought to the ring. >> there is an extraordinary movement that is happening in france. with the real renew of the political class. if i can be a part of that, i can be very proud. i'm going to try and meet with people to tell them they don't need to be scared. >> the match candidates will find out on sunday night whether their campaigning and the meeting they held have actually paid off. emmanuel macron will find out whether he's won the second part of his gamble. last month, he became president without the benefit of an established party, something that's unprecedented. now he's hoping to secure a majority in the parliament, the likes of which have never been
seen in the fifth republic. a new leader in france. one of the first issues mr. macron will face with his new parliament is brexit.. that's why an embattled theresa may is gearing up for those talks that start on monday. >> after losing her conservative party's majority in parliament in a snap election less than two weeks ago, now her government will sit down to negotiate how the uk leaves the european union. max fofters looks at what's at stake. >> unthinking more than 40 years worth of treatises covering thousands of subjects won't be easy and it won't be quick. vast negotiating teams on both sides will need to work around the clock. the priority will be the break-up.
key issues there include what happens to britons living in the uk and where do we move the eu agencies overseeing banking and medicine, for example, currently based here in the uk? and perhaps the most difficult issue is the divorce bill. some on eu officials argue that the uk should contribute billions of dollars into jog gone projects, at least for a while, and that is a suggestion the uk government thinks is absurd. this is set for time consuming votes in national and some regional parliaments before the european parliament is then asked to sign off. the uk parliament will also be expected to sign off on any deal and there is the potential of no deal. the parliament won't agree. in that case, the talks could be extended but all sides will have to agree on that. otherwise, the uk would have to leave the eu with no trade deal
or key policy arrangements, meaning the world trade organization rules would have to be something that the uk falls back on. alongside all of. >> there will be a new set of agreements, as well, which will underpin the new relationship. priorities there will include immigration and border patrol, trade deals, customs agreements, security and intelligence. i haven't even mentioned the deals and agreements the uk is going to have to reach with non-eu countries. the british government is going to have to work on lots of new trade and immigration deals with countries around the world. the uk says it wants to avoid falling off a disruptive cliff edge. now the clock is ticking. >> max foster, thank you. still ahead here on news room, we will take a look at some of the awkward moments vice president mike pence has experienced since taking office. also, congressman steve scalise underwent another surgery after getting shot during baseball practice wednesday. we'll have an update on his condition. from the day i arrived,
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included with xfinity tv. xfinity the future of awesome. during his nearly five months as president trump's vice president, mike pence has had to navigate some awkward situations for his boss. >> and things seem to be getting more complicated. randi kaye has this report for us. >> after the firing of fbi director james comey last month, vice president mike pence insisted the president based his decision on recommendations he had received. >> let me be very clear that the president's decision to accept the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general to remove director comey as the head of the fbi was based solely and exclusively on his commitment to the best interests of the american people.
>> but the very next day, president trump put his vice president in an awkward light by telling nbc he made the decision to fire comey on his own. >> what i did is i was going to fire comey, my decision. it was not -- >> you had made the decision before they -- >> i was going to fire comey. >> and on top of that, even though pence said publicly trump's decision to fire comey was not related to the russia investigation -- >> there is no evidence of collusion between our campaign and any russian officials. that's not what -- let me be clear with you. that was not what this is about. >> he was proven wrong again. >> when i decided to just do it, i said to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made up story. >> also on russia, back in january after then national security adviser michael flynn misled the vice president about
his contacts with the russian ambassador, mike pence went on national television defending flynn's actions. >> they did not discuss anything having to do with the united states decision to excel diplomates. later, a spokesman for flip said he couldn't be sure the topic of sanctions hadn't come up in conversations with russia. he was soon fired, but not before embarrassing the vice president. in february after trump blasted a judge for blocking his immigration ban, referring to him as a so-called judge, pence, once again, was on clean up duty. >> the president of the united states has every right to criticize the other two branches of government. i think people find it refreshing that they not only understand this president's mind, but they understand how he feels about things. he expresses himself in a unique way. >> even before the election, there were moments on the campaign trail that proved awkward for pence.
like when this "access hollywood" tape came out. >> when you're a star, they let you do it the you can do anything. when you're a star, they let you grab their [ bleep ]. they let you do anything. >> pence said in a statement, he was offended and could not defend that. >> soon after, when several people accused trump of inappropriate behavior, he did just that. >> what he's made clear is that that was talk, regret can talk on his part and there were no actions and he's categorically denied these latest allegations. >> mr. vice president, a loyal soldier, despite it all. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> randi kaye, thank you very much. the u.s. politician shot during baseball practice is now improving. >> here is ryan nobles with the latest report.
>> very encouraging news for congressman steve scalise, the house majority whip, the third most powerful republican in congress and his family has announced that his condition has been grup upgraded from critical to serious. they released this statement, quote, congressman steve scalise is in serious condition. he underwent another surgery today but continues to show improvement. he is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones. the scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers. the hospital said it would be the final update for the weekend. this is important for a number of reasons, obviously, the first being the upgrade in his condition.. but another point that's been raised is the fact that he's been able to have conversations with his family. doctors described on friday that the congressman was in a constant state of sedation. they have been able to reduce the sedation a bit for him to have some interaction with hit family, but not much. the fact that he's been able to have a conversation should make this a little bit easier for his family. the congressman shot on wednesday at that congressional baseball practice. the man who was the shooter
james hodginkson found with a list of names after the shooting. he was, of course, killed in the response. this, an important development for the congressman as he continues his long and lengthy road to recovery. ryan nobles, cnn, washington. many of you fathers, happy father's day. >> thank you. >> may you sit around and waffle watch golf on father's day. the final round of the u.s. open begins in wisconsin and an american golfer has already made history. we'll have more about it, coming up. y's always been different. last year, he said he was going to dig a hole to china. at&t is working with farmers to improve irrigation techniques. remote moisture sensors use a reliable network to tell them when and where to water. so that farmers like ray can compete in big ways. china. oh ... he got there. that's the power of and.
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u.s. open. saturday marking 44 years to the day since johnny miller shot his 63 at this very tournament at oakmont. going low is nothing new for j.t. earlier this year, he shot 59 at the sony open in hawaii. he has four tour victories to his name. three alone this season and there's one iconic picture that really says it all for me. before he made that historical putt on the very last green to clench that 63, head in hands, he said afterwards he was hungry, but he wanted to calm himself and compose himself before making that putt. after his round, i asked him just what making that putt and the significance of it all meant to him. >> i'm not sure when it's going to sink in or when i'm going to realize what i did, but i know one thing. if it happened tomorrow and the result is what i want it to be, then i'd probably have a little different feeling. but i'm just so excited to give myself a great chance to win this golf tournament and it's -- i felt like my game has been good enough to compete in the
majors this year. so to be able to do so and have a chance tomorrow is just going to be great. >> meantime, the tournament leader is 30-year-old american brian harmon who is looking to become the first left-handed player ever to win the u.s. open. he has two pga tour victories to his name, but never before has he made the cut at a u.s. open. in fact, he's never done better than tied for 26 at any major. could this be the year he finally gets the job done and makes a break through victory? we shall see. patrick snell, cnn, erin, wisconsin. >> patrick will have that coming up for you later today. that's "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. new day is next for our viewers in the united states.
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