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it's a new kind of network. xfinity mobile. this is cnn breaking news. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. thanks for being with us. we have breaking news in to cnn. reporting right now that donald trump jr. met with a russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on hillary clinton. this is the first public indication that at least some in the trump campaign were willing to accept russian help. donald trump jr. provided cnn with the following statement. i quote, i was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance i knew from the 2013 miss universe pageant. i was not told her name prior to the meeting.
i asked jared, and jared and paul to attend, but told them nothing of the substance. we had a meeting in june 2016, after pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated she had information that individuals connected to russia were funding the democratic national committee and supporting miss clinton. her statements were vague. and ambiguous, made no sense. no details or supporting information was provided or even ordinary. it quickly became clear she had no meaningful information. she then changed subjects and began discussing the adoption of russian children, and mentioned it. it became clear this was the true agenda all along and claims with potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting. i interrupted and advised her my father was a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office. the meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes. as it ended, my acquaintance apologized for taking up my
time. that was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind. my father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. i want to bring in elise who is following this breaking news. help us just how significant this is. >> well, ana, it's significant because it's the first early indication that we have that russian nationals, whether they're in the government or anywhere withactually trying to reach out to the trump campaign. donald trump jr. said the acquaintance from the miss universe pageant was trying to set him up with this woman and he didn't know who it was. it's important to note that that pageant in 2013 was held in a suburb of moscow. and i think it's also curious why are we just now hearing about this now. the meeting was in june of last year. and we're just hearing about it. so if it was concerning to donald trump jr., you would think he might have passed along
that russians were trying to at least reach out to the campaign. but we're just hearing about it now, ana. >> explain why the conversation with this lawyer is potentially troublesome. >> this russian lawyer that he met with, her name is natalia, she formed a group purporting to seek the removal of that adoption ban of russian children that donald trump mentioned. it's important to know why this program of adopting russian children was ended. the russians put it in place as retaliation for that american law that donald trump jr. mentioned known as the magnisky act. that imposed sanctions over a swath of russian officials, russian ol oh garts thought to have violated human rights. natalia also saumt the repeal of that. here you have a lawyer, she has told "the new york times" that
she has no business with the russian government. she didn't discuss this in any way with the russian government, but she is someone who has been known to be acting for the repeal of this very anti-russian legislation. >> let's not forget, this comes amid a special counsel investigation. >> it is. and it's about this special counsel investigation and some congressional investigations, they're looking into contacts between the russian government and the trump campaign. now, president trump had long said that there were no meetings between his campaign and russian officials, but, you know, we have over the last several months seen that there have been meetings between jared kushner and the russian ambassador, between jared kushner, between michael flynn, the former national security adviser. so why were senior meetings of the trump campaign, including the campaign manager, paul manafort was at this meeting, as
mr. trump mentioned answer his son-in-law meeting with russian nationals right after he clinched the nomination after a trump campaign. we'll have to see why this is just another connection. although we have no details about how it came about, and why. >> this is all attributed to "the new york times," their reporting, as cnn works to confirm this reporting. we know you're continuing to dig on this. thank you. i want to bring in our panel. jay, i'll start with you, what do you make of donald trump jr.'s statement as he describes why he went to this meeting? is there a reasonable explanation he's offering? >> it seems to be contradictory, frankly. he talks between what trump's lawyer has said, oh, they
promised -- they were promised this information, but it turns out it wasn't what we were expecting -- >> hold your thought for a second. let me read you the quote from the spokesman which is part of trump's legal team. we learned that the participants in the meeting misrepresented who they were and who they worked for. >> it seemed like they were promised something to do with the campaign. that's what "the new york times" is reporting. then donald trump jr. said it had nothing to do with the campaign. if it doesn't have to do with the campaign, are they just meeting about russian policy? there's a lot of questions about why he would take this meeting at this moment, bring in such big power players on the campaign to talk about adoption in russia. that seems a little weird. >> i want to go back to what donald trump jr. said. he does acknowledge that he went into this meeting believing that he was meeting with an individual who i was told might have information helpful to the campaign. so he went in not knowing he
says he was going to meet with, only that this was arranged by an acquaintance 2013 miss universe pageant. this story breaks shortly after president trump returns from meeting with vladimir putin, vowing to work on a more constructive relationship with russia. how significant could this moment be for the trump presidency? >> well, it is potentially large, we keep finding more information all the time. today, on the sunday show, lindsay graham and john mccain were lambasting president trump, saying that -- and rex tillerson -- saying let's forgive and forget for what russia did in 2016. the fact of the matter is, the president of the united states is constantly talking about putin. i'm in texas. we are a more powerful state down here economically than russia, but he's so russia focused, donald trump, and now with all this talk of russia, it
takes the new york times to discover that donald trump jr. called paul manafort the campaign manager for donald trump, in the heat of the campaign, for a secret meeting with the lawyer to try to get information. none of it fits. and so this story is just going to explode as other news organizations confirm it, if indeed the new york times is correct. >> bob, in a statement donald trump jr. does not say who his acquaintance was who they learned was this russian lawyer. we do know the acquaintance came from the 2013 miss universe pageant. he doesn't mention that that pageant was in moscow that year. from an intelligence perspective, does that matter? does that send your antenna up at all? >> ana, absolutely. look, you've got all these acquaintances. it's clear that this lawyer was close to putin. she brought -- was talking about something sensitive. you know, manafort and donald
jr. are talking to a russian, they don't know who it is. it is very, very suspicious. my sense here is we're approaching the smoking gun, that this meeting may have very well have been to talk about hacked e-mails. the fact that donald trump jr. didn't come forward to the fbi immediately in the middle of this scandal and say here's what happened in this meeting, we think possibly they were proposing a crime, here's everything i know, they're withholding, and that's what disturbs me as a former cia officer. >> donald trump jr. said his father knew nothing about the meeting. we also got a follow-up statement from the white house spokesperson, while president trump's lawyers -- spokesperson, actually, say he did not know about this meeting previously. do you believe him on that point? >> no. the credibility in the white house is so bad at this point, that i'd take the statements of the russians over the white house. nothing they've said so far has
turned out to be true. so the credibility -- now, frankly, i'll wait until the fbi brings the evidence forward, then we can judge. >> jay, what does this new reporting do, this new portion of the russia investigation, another piece of the puzzle? what does it do for the president's legislative agenda, his ability to move forward on some of these other items? >> they're just coming back from the g20 where there on twitter was declaring victory, saying we had such a great productive meeting. we're coming back in with this, every time he comes from abroad, the momentum that he's trying to bring back to washington with him, and so far he comes back to more and more and more of this drip drip drip of this russian investigation that ruins his political credibility with the hill. it makes it almost impossible for him to call senators and say, hey, i need you to vote for this bill, to vote to repeal obamacare, because there's this huge shadow of this investigation hanging over him.
>> of course, during the g20, he had the president with russian president vladimir putin. he said we're talking about forming a cybersecurity unit so hacking will be guarded. douglas, is that -- does that make sense to you? have you seen other times in history which we are able as a country, the u.s., to be able to work with an adversary on an issue that is so sensitive in which that country is currently the subject of an investigation related to cybersecurity? >> no, of course not. it's nonsensical and nutty. donald trump needed to go there and challenge putin about meddling in our elections. instead, the russians did a show us your intelligence information game as they always do, now trump is trying to whitewash what happened, and pretend that somehow russia now is going to help secure the united states of
america on cyber when they've been spending years, really, over a decade and more hacking us all the time. it's the wrong tone to take. it's a diminishing donald trump who constantly is playing into putin's hands, and it's because he seems to feel that putin has something over him. there's no other way to look at this. it's an aberration in presidential behavior we're seeing right now. >> i want you all to listen to what several republicans are saying today about this idea of working with russians on cybersecurity. listen. >> it's not the dumbest idea i've ever heard, but it's pretty close. >> i'm sure vladimir putin could be of enormous assistance in this because he's doing the hacking. >> bob, do you see any benefit for the russians working with us on cybersecurity?
>> absolutely none. i've worked with the russians -- russian intelligence for years. they never gave us anything, never have. they're not going to help us. they only want into our systems. and trump proposing this, i'd go farther, it's sort of like after pearl harbor, the japanese proposing they provide air defense for us. it makes no sense at all. none in any galaxy. >> everybody, stand by. thank you so much for that segment. we are staying on top of the breaking news. again, "new york times" reporting that donald trump jr. met with a russian lawyer after being promised information on hillary clinton. what are the other two people in this meeting saying now? jared kushner and paul manafort? stay with us. oking for ways to manage my symptoms. i thought i was doing okay... then it hit me... ...managing was all i was doing. when i told my doctor,... ...i learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease...
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as we continue to follow breaking news, here's what we're learning tonight. according to "the new york times," donald trump jr., the president's son, was promised damaging information about hillary clinton before he agreed to meet with a russian lawyer. that meeting, he confirmed happened shortly after his father clinched the republican nomination for the presidency. we also learned along with donald trump jr. also present at the meeting was jared kushner and then campaign manager paul manafort. we had a statement from donald trump jr. that this meeting happened, and he said, i was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance i had with the 2013 miss universe pageant who said
they might have information helpful to the campaign. i asked jared and paul to attend but told them nothing of the substance. we had a meeting in june 2016. the woman stated she had information that individuals connected to russia were funding the democratic national committee, and supporting miss clinton. her statements were vague and made no sense. no details of supporting information was provided or even offered. it quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. she then changed subjects and began discussing the adoption of russian children. i want to bring back our panel to discuss what we're learning tonight. joining me, bob and jay. what we've been able to confirm here at cnn was, again, those three people were part of this meeting. we now know who they met with, the russian lawyer's name, natalia. we are learning that she was purported to represent a group
that had the interest of removing this ban on russian adoptions. and that according to donald trump jr., he believed that was the purpose of their meeting. now, a lawyer for jared kushner also confirms he was at the meeting. she, jamie, said he submitted this information, that during the campaign in transition, he had over 100 calls or meetings with representatives of more than 20 countries, most of which were during transition. mr. kushner submitted additional updates. my question to you, bob bair, is, again, another example of a meeting that was not disclosed. is that significant? >> ana, it's horrible. i mean, every politician understands in this country, you don't take foreign help, you don't take foreign money in an election. his dad's about ready to go into an election. you know, this is damaging information. to me, that sounds like they
were offering information obtained illegally. it was certainly not public. the trump administration could have gotten that on their own. so they were setting up at this point in june, back channels to russia considering what information the russians could help them whin this election. i think it is really close to a smoking gun on this. if we can get the details, we would know a lot better, ana. >> do you buy that he didn't know perhaps that this person was even from russia? he didn't say that specifically, but didn't know who or the name of the person. and he doesn't say who the acquaintance is either. >> somebody like the son of the president, that could be president meeting with foreign officials, for undisclosed purposes and changing the nature, and when you bring in the campaign manager, man jaesmt fort at this point, you have to believe it was significant.
as douglas said earlier, none of it adds up. i'm very suspicious about what happened. i don't believe the statement from donald trump jr. >> jay, how do you see this fitting into the larger russia investigation? we know there's a special counsel who's looking into whether there was collusion between members of the trump campaign and russian officials. >> well, again, there's just so much smoke. i mean, our eyes are burning, we're crying. there's so much smoke, you have to wonder where there's fire. they repeatedly said they're denying any contact between campaign officials and the russians. oh, well, maybe during the transition maybe there were contacts. and now during the campaign there was contact during sensitive times. when they say blanket statement there were no contact, but then they said it wasn't really this or that. at that point you have to ask, what was it? how much would we in an alternate universe be talking
about this if, let's say, hillary clinton were president and chinese premier xi offered evidence during the donald trump campaign? that would be considered incredibly inappropriate to be taking that meeting by clinton campaign officials, let alone by her family members, say her daughter or husband. there's a lot here that the special counsel certainly has to consider and look into. >> bob, could it be that they had this meeting, did not disclose it, again, it was jared kushner who didn't disclose it, there have been other situations where members of the trump circle had closed meetings with the russians, michael flynn, of course, we've already hashed those out in the past, but could it be in this case a lack of experience on behalf of donald trump jr. when it comes to campaign and governing? >> these people are sophisticated. they know what russia is.
they know the russian intelligence capability, that these use proxies, that they use lawyers, they use ceos with russian companies. they had contact with them over the years. this just goes over and over again. all of these suspicious meetings that they picked up by metadata, whether in prague, the netherlands and on and on, i mean, we are beyond the just smoke phase. it's starting to look like the fire. and no one has come forward, the trump administration, and explained this, or explained payments going to man jaesafort millions and millions of dollars. we haven't even gotten to the deutsche bank money going into the trump business empire, and on and on and on. it just gets worse and worse. we call it a drip drip drip. the question is, when are we going to declare it. the sooner the better. otherwise this president simply can't represent this country until it's cleared up.
>> a spokesperson for trump's legal team says that they believe it could have been an effort to create an appearance of inappropriate connections between the trump and his family members and russia. the quote i have to read you is, we have learned from both our own investigation and public reports that the participants in the meeting misrepresented who they were, and who they worked for. again, this is the spokesman for trump's legal team. what do you make of that reasoning? >> i don't buy it. look, you have to look at the president's actions since he got in the white house. everything he's done has in one way or another has been in the interests of russia. whether it's the isolation at the g20, whether it's proposal for this cyber center that trump came up with today. everything he's done is serving the russians. so what the lawyers are telling us, oh, the russians tried to frame him early on in june of 2016? none of that makes any sense.
it defies logic. >> i want to bring in cnn legal analyst, danny, joining us now. danny, let me read you part of how "the new york times" is framing their story, this new reporting that we just had tonight. it says the meeting at trump tower in 2016, two weeks after donald j. trump clinched the nomination, points to the federal investigations of the kremlin's meddling into the presidential election. the accounts of the meeting represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept russian help. could this be a smoking gun in the investigation? >> it could be a smoking gun in the investigation. but is it a crime per se? look, anyone, russia, anybody who interfered with the clinton campaign by illegally accessing computers committed computer fraud, committed identity theft and a whole host of federal
crimes. but the trump campaign, or people within the trump team meeting with someone who says, i have information, well, i need more information to know what information they thought they were going to get. so if somebody said, i have some bad information about the clinton campaign, that's just politics as usual. as we get closer to if they had knowledge that they were about to get illegally begotten or purloined electronic information, maybe you'd get closer in the sense that it's kind of a receiving stolen property, only in this case the property is computer information. but i don't think this is a smoking gun as we're making it out to be at this moment. yes, the people getting the information, the data, that appears to be a crime. but people who may eventually receive that information down the line are not necessarily committing a crime.
>> i don't know. i actually disagree that, yes, campaign people say, hey, i've got bad information about your opponent, but to have foreign actors come in, and that's the big question to me here is, did he know this was a russian foreign -- was it a russian that he's meeting with. because that is absolutely illegal. that is really bad. >> what you just said is correct. but the mere fact that we're talking about him meeting with a russian lawyer. i am an american lawyer. when i meet with people from other countries, i'm not meeting on behalf of america. i'm not meeting on behalf of washington, d.c. we need more information. yes, calling this person a russian lawyer could mean they had connection with the kremlin, had a correction with russian government. the mere fact it is a russian lawyer is not a smoking gun that the russian administration was directly connected.
i've seen that she has more than just a passing relationship with the russian government. but this doesn't appear to be a direct smoking gun of official actions by the russian government. >> according to donald trump jr., he was told during the conversation once he was at the meeting that she had information that individuals connected to russia were funding the democratic national committee and supporting miss clinton. he is saying russia was involved in some way in the u.s. campaign. should he have taken that information to authorities? >> you just said funding, right? the word you used was funding. >> yes, that's according to the statement. >> right. if we take that at face value based on the we you just asked me, if he reported that, yes, people within russia are funding, or giving money to the campaign, that alone is not a confession that, hey, we're illegally stealing information, or hey, we're breaking into computers or committing computer fraud or identity theft. >> it is illegal for foreigners
to give to the u.s. candidates -- >> no, i understand that. the mere fact that they're funding a campaign, they weren't handing trump jr. bags of money. the mere fact that they're aware of a crime. even if it is a crime. i'm not saying it is or it isn't. even if they're aware of a crime, mere knowledge of a crime does not make one complicit. that's a basic fundamental tenet of american law. i agree, it does not look good. >> everybody stand by. as we come back from a quick break, we're going to be talking with a member of the hillary clinton campaign. stay with us. ♪ we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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outside legal team tells cnn the president was not aware of this meeting, and did not attend. i want to bring in former hillary clinton campaign manager who is joining us on the phone. robbie, your reaction to this new report? >> well, it's very troubling. on two fronts. first of all, i think we need to start asking ourselves, and i think in particular republican leaders in cox need to start asking themselves at what point do we stop giving the benefit of the doubt here. the evidence here of these close ties with russia continue to mount with each and every day. secondly, what's particularly concerning to me are we are seeing it play out in actual policy. you mentioned don jr. was in the meeting. so was jared kushner, now a government employee. he is a senior adviser to the president. an official in the government. we saw the president propose this morning that the russian government work with the united
states to create some sort of cybersecurity entity for our elections, which is frightening. we've been reading the president is doing everything he can to stop a bipartisan bill to impose further sanctions on the russians to punish them for intervening in other election. so at some point somebody needs to step up and say, enough is enough. and the trump administration has to clean house. it has to get rid of conflicts of interest. and somebody's got to step in and make sure that or foreign policy is not being overtaken by russian influence. >> robby, you ran the clinton campaign. if somebody told you they had somebody who had damaging info on donald trump at that time and they wanted you to meet this person without knowing their name, would you go to that meeting? how would you handle it? >> i think everybody needs to make judgment calls in these situations. what is scary about this
particular situation is that the woman in question wasn't just anybody off the street. she was closely tied, is closely tied to the kremlin, was leading their efforts to repeal and stop a law -- a bipartisan law, by the way, that had been passed to punish business people in russia who were suspected to be involved in killing of a journalist there. it restricted their ability to travel to this country, and blocked their ability to participate in our banking system. this wasn't just anybody. this was an advocate and a voice for vladimir putin. and so anytime somebody representing a foreign government comes to you claiming to assist you, you know, in punishing your opponent when obviously the putin administration had a clear interest -- clear antagonism, rather, toward hillary clinton, that should have paused them.
but what's particularly interesting and frightening about what's happened here, too, is these same individuals said they never met with the russians. only months later as an investigation is going on with pretty experienced prosecutors, all of a sudden all this new information is coming out. so, yes, there are real questions about why they took this meeting, but also, why didn't they as the law tells them they have to reveal that they had this meeting. >> jared kushner's lawyer admits he not initially disclosed that but did later on his forms to get his security clearance. robby mook, thank you so much for providing that take, and giving your reaction. federal reserve chair meantime, janet yellen, will be back in the spotlight this week in a meeting that could impact your wallet. and cnn money correspondent christina has more tonight. >> janet yellen is headed to capitol hill this week.
on wednesday the fed chief will testify on monetary policy before the financial house services committee. investors want to know whether the fed is still on track for more interest rate hikes this year. and when it will begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. now, most economists say friday's strong job report gives room for raising interest rates. they added 222,000 jobs in june. the unemployment rate did tick slightly higher, because more people joined the labor force. now, later this week, investors will turn their attention to bank earnings. jpmorgan chase, wells fargo and citigroup delivered quarterly report cards to wall street on friday. bank stocks have been on a tear since the presidential election. analysts are spenting strong profit growth in the most recent quarter. that could bode well for earnings overall. ana? >> christine, thank you. we'll be right back.
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the show, at the time. >> similarly, analyzing the mind of a teenage girl, 13 reasons why, and what else? >> i'm doing "13 rens why" and i'm back for the second season and we're doing that now and i'm working on a very special project that i'm very, very excited about. >> super top secret. give us a tease. >> i'll just say that, you know, it really means a lot to me and it's really important, and it's boldly going somewhere, but very exciting. >> stay tuned for that. wilson cruz, thank you so much for coming by the party. >> go grab a slap bracelet. >> i'm listening to the great '90s music. i'm waiting for a little bodyguard. >> and i think there was some sir-mix-a-lot. >> thank you so much. let me introduce you to someone else i watched each and every friday night, tgif, you remember "full house," you remember joy
sweetin. she was stephanie tanner. >> stay! good car. p, r, n, d, r. it must mean radio. [ screaming ] i'm in the house, and i'm still in the car. >> that was stephanie tanner. she is jody sweetin. she is joining me live in los angeles. i'm bummed i'm not here on the santa monica pier. >> i know! it looks like you guys -- >> we're having a good time. >> it looks like you're having an amazing time. >> it's grunge and nirvana. >> my so-called life was my favorite show.
>> jody sweetin says you were her favorite and it's a mutual freaking out. how old were you when you even auditioned as stephanie tanner? >> i never auditioned as stephanie tanner. i did series called "valerie" who had the same executive producers and i played the next-door neighbor's niece and i did one episode of that and from that episodes of cast on "full house" as stephanie tanner, so i never auditioned for the show and i was 4 1/2 and i was 5 when i started "full house." >> wow. so you're 4 1/2, 5, i don't know if you're quite at the point that you were realizing that everyone was watching so much so because we've been watching you guys on "fuller house". >> yes. >> when did you realize that was such a hit, jody? >> you know what? i traveled a lot when i was young and doing appearances and traveled around the country and got the amazing opportunities to go to the white house and all these things and at that point it sort of hit me when i would
go to the mall with my friends and go to disneyland and whatever and not be able to just move through a crowd because everyone recognized me. it was -- i mean, it's sort of strange because for me it was, like, i happen to do a job that i love that a lot of people watch, but, yeah, that was when it kind of sunk in. >> no, it was my little brother and i would sit with my domino's pizazz on friday night and we'd watch you guys and i interviewed jaleel white "and family matters". >> and the whole tgif. >> as i'm wearing my "90210" and the mom jeans which are, by the way, very back right now. >> yes, they are. >> what is one trend of the '90s that you would love to bring back? >> i was a big fan of overalls and i loved the overalls or the short one, too, and i've seen those start to make kind of a comek bah, so we'll see. my 9-year-old likes the little baby backpacks. yeah. >> nice.
jody sweetin, thank you so much. >> absolutely. >> thanks, you guys. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, brooke. the party is still rolling and come on out to the santa monica pier. "the nineties "kwoe original series, and we'll take a look at it earlier today if you want to swing by on the pier. cnn continues right after this. you doyou'll see whatet but in you're really made of. after five hours of spinning and one unfortunate ride on the gravitron, your grandkids spot a 6 foot banana that you need to win. in that moment, you'll be happy you partnered with a humana care manager and got your health back on track. because that banana isn't coming home with you until that bell sings. great things are ahead of you when your health is ready for them. at humana, we can help you with a personalized plan for your health for years to come.
you are live in the cnn newsroom. thanks for being with me. i'm ana cabrera in new york, we begin with this breaking news. "the new york times" breaking this hour that donald trump junior met with a russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on hillary clinton. this is the first public indication that at least some in the trump campaign were willing to accept russian help. donald trump junior has provided cnn with the following statement. quote, i was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance i knew from the 20