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donald trump jr. was told the russian government was providing damaging information about hillary clinton. a stunning new report this morning from "the new york times" ahead. and 16 people dead after a marine corps plane crash in mississippi. there are no survivors. the fbi is on site. the latest information we have just moments away. just a military tragedy there. we're following that very, very closely. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is tuesday, july 11th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. up first, not only did donald trump jr. meet with a lawyer linked to the kremlin, there's no reporting that don jr. was
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told the january government was directing her efforts to spread damaging information about hillary clinton. that's according to "the new york times" citing through sources familiar with an e-mail sent to trump jr. that e-mail reportedly says the information about clinton was part of a kremlin effort to help the trump campaign. >> the e-mail was written by british publicist rob goldstone, an entertainment business associate of trump sr., with connections to moscow. although goldstone suggested the damaging material originated with the russian government, there is no evidence it was related to the russian hacking of the dnc. last night, don jr.'s newly hired attorney dismissed the "times" report calling it much ado about nothing. his statement reiterating that don jr. didn't do anything wrong by taking the meeting and that nothing came of it. the white house consumed on monday by questions about this meeting. spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders insisting the campaign did not collude, describing the
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meeting as "very short, with absolutely no followup." sanders are fewer answers about the white house pattern of denying any possible wrongdoing only to backtrack and offer amended answers when presented with contrary evidence. we don't have on-camera video because this was once again off camera. listen. >> how are we to take all of these blanket denials that occurred through the transition and now when it has been proven and recognized by the president's attorney and don jr. that those blanket denials were not factual? >> look, i think the point is that we've tried to make every single time today and then and will continue to make in those statements that there were no co colousion that they keep trying to make that there was. >> the president himself has been staying largely out of
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sight. today is the second straight day with no public events on his schedule. jeff zeleny with more. >> reporter: the white house is facing a fluid of questions here over a meeting -- a new round of questions here over a meeting that happened in 2016 over donald trump jr., the president's oldest son, as well as jared kushner, and the former campaign chairman, paul manafort. the white house spent a lot of time on monday devoted to this question -- what happened at that meeting, what happened with that russian lawyer they were talking to. the white house wants to talk about anything but this. they wanted to turn the page on this, of course. but there's word from the senate that they want to talk to the president's son. take a listen to senator mark warner, the vice chairman of the intelligence committee. >> it's also a continuing pattern that we've seen since the election of trump campaign and trump administration officials who have conveniently forgotten meetings with russians only when they are then presented with evidence they
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have to recant and acknowledge those kind of meetings. it is why we've got to continue this investigation. >> reporter: now donald trump jr. has retained a new york lawyer to represent him in these matters here in washington. it is also jared kushner as well as paul manafort. so what this does is sort of adds more fuel to the fire, adds more questions here on what exactly were the relationships, was there any collusion at all between the trump campaign officials and the russian lawyer operatives here. this is going to come to a head later this week. the senate intelligence committee will be meeting for the first time interviewing some trump campaign officials. >> jeff zeleny at the white house. more questions this morning about the players involved in setting up the meeting between one a-- between donald trump jr and this lawyer. growing to the cast of characters, music publicist rob goldstone and a pop star who asked goldstone to make this
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meeting happen. helping us sort out who's here, senior international correspondent matthew chance live in moscow. good morning to you, matthew. >> reporter: good morning, dave. that's right. it is a new cast of characters into this drama being played out in reality. on the political front in the united states, rob goldstone is the british national at the center of this. he sent the e-mail to donald trump jr. saying that this person, this lawyer who he wanted him to meet had information that was coming from the russian government. rob goldstone is a music publicist that works for amin agalarov -- you probably never heard of him. an azari pop star, based in russia since he was 4 years old. he sold more than a million records here and is popular in the former soviet union. donald trump sr., the president of the united states now, actually appeared in one of his
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pop videos sort of play acting, you know, saying i'm tired of you, amin, you're fired. acting that donald trump "apprentice" role. interestingly, amin is the son of one of russia's richest man, aras agalarov, also azari national. and it was aras agalarov who was the partner of president trump when he staged the miss universe pageant in russia in 2013. that's the line of connection from the president of the united states to the pop stars and publicists along the way. a complicated picture. the implication, the suggestion is that this is the russian surrogates trying to make contact with the candidate, then donald trump. 40s, that's still a -- of
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course, that's still a matter for investigation. >> wow, once again a tangled web we weave. matthew chance live in moscow. thank you. >> the flow chart was helpful actually. >> it was indeed. >> that's what we need. a potential make-or-break day for senate republicans in health care efforts. all are back from their recess and are getting the first opportunity to discuss the status of their measure to repeal and replace obamacare. could give us a first idea of when a new bill could emerge. >> lawmakers didn't exactly receive a warm welcome back to washington. 80 people arresting on capitol hill, protesting the gop health care plan. demonstrations breaking out in 13 different locations in house and senate office buildings. we'll get more from cnn's ryan nobles. >> reporter: good morning from capitol hill. there's no doubt that the trip that most of these senators took to their home states during the july 4th recess was not very helpful to the overall debate as it relates to this health care bill. many senators getting an earful
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from their constituents about the progress of this bill. and that's made the debate here and the negotiations even more complicated. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell continues to offer tweaks to the bill, fixes here and there. there are many senators, both conservative and moderate, who feel that tweaks are just not enough. listen to what susan collins of maine told me yesterday -- >> i do need a complete overhaul in order to get to yes. i hope that our colleagues will take another look at the bill that senator cassidy and i introduced earlier this year. i'm not claiming that bill's perfect, but it provides a froun foundation from which we could proceed. >> reporter: the question is as these senators continue to deal behind closed doors, are they making subtle fixes to their original plan, or are they doing a major rewrite? it could potentially be a combination of both. we still haven't seen this new
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bill. in fact, many of the senators haven't even seen this new bill. it's likely that the earliest that we'll see any kind of vote on health care could be sometime next week. and there are many here who wonder if even that will happen as the prospects for this current bill seem to be very bleak. dave and christine? >> all right. thank you for that. columbia university law school professor daniel rickman says that president trump is wrong when he accuses former fbi director james comey of leaking classified information to the media. he is a friend -- he has a friend who shared with "the new york times" at least one of comey's memos with his meetings with donald trump. he tells cnn none of the memos given to him by the former fbi director were marked classified. in june, comey testified he wrote the memos to avoid using classified information. >> the dispute body over when president trump tweeted, "james comey leaked classified information to the media. that is so illegal." that tweet was based on a "fox and friends" story that incorrectly summarized a report by the hill claiming some of
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comey's memos contained top-secret information. "fox and friends" later issued a correction say, "comey's memos did not have top-secret info. "the report says, half were classified as secret or confident level, not top secret. ten minutes past the hour. breaking news. 16 people killed when a marine corps plane crashed in mississippi. the fbi at the scene investigating. we are told it is a huge debris field. we are told no one survived this crash. at that hour, it is not clear what went wrong. it's a kc-130. went down in rural laflor county, mississippi. it is one of the military's most widely used craft. a local fire chief says the debris from the crash is five miles in radius and 4,000 gallons of foam were needed to put out that fire.
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suing your bank just got easier. i bet you didn't know the fine print prevented you from suing your bank. new legislation could face backlash. the consumer production bureau, cfpb, has a new rule that could stop people from filing bank lawsuits. there are arbitration that forces consumers to solve problems in private mediation instead. companies say it's faster, but critics argue it's less effective. still introducing my legislation is a -- new legislation is a bold move. the treasury department accuses the department of overreach. it's part of the administration's plan to trim financial regulations. president trump just named his point man for the job,
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nominating investment fund manager randall quarrels for the chief. if confirmed he would be the first vice chair of supervision. the bill was created under dodd-frank but never filled. the former republican treasury fill has publicly criticized the fed's decisions. fr he's at odds with janet yellen. her term is up in february. and the president has not said if he'll unemployment her for a second term. a u.s. army soldier in custody this morning, arrested by a s.w.a.t. team in hawaii for allegedly trying to provide material support to isis. the fbi confirming 34-year-old sergeant first-class ika kong taken into custody after a year-long investigation conducted with the army. kong served in iraq and afghanistan, received a number of awards for his service including the prestigious army
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commendation medal. >> his attorney says he may suffer from mental health issues. the criminal complaint alleges he swore allegiance to isis in conversations with undercover agents and trying to provide them with military documents and training. new jersey voters refusing to let governor chris christie off the hook for sunning himself on a beach he closed to the public. the governor was auditioning for his next potential gig as a sports radio host on new york's wfan radio when the angry calls began pouring in -- especially from this guy, mike in montclair. >> what's up, mike? >> governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you -- >> yeah? >> you put your fat ass in a car and go to one that's open to all your constituents, not just -- >> interesting, mike. you know what -- >> what's that? what's that, gov? >> you know, mike, i love -- i love getting calls from communists in montclair -- >> communists in montclair? you're a bully, governor. i don't like bullies. >> you know what -- listen, i'm
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not the one who came on the air -- hey, hold on, mike -- >> your career -- >> i'm not the guy who came on the air, swore on the air, and -- >> who swore? >> you did. >> get the heck out of here. >> you know, you're swearing on the air, mike. you're a bum. so let's -- >> you have -- >> that -- >> -- bad optics -- >> mike, i'd like to look at your optics every day. >> communist in montclair. despite christie's historically low 15% approval rating in new jersey, wfan confirms he is a candidate to take over the afternoon time slot of the legendary mike francesa who's retiring later this year. boy, will that be an entertaining drive time if in fact christie gets the job. >> i was entertained. >> what his sports knowledge is, but it would be interesting. 18 minutes past the hour. this morning, mosul at last finally free of the grip of isis. what's next for the city, and is the isis stronghold in syria
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us, raqqah, syria, is now job number one. and we're prosecuting that fight there just like we did here by with and through our local partners. we're performing the same kind of missions. the coalition is performing the same kind of missions there. we'll take raqqah. >> cnn has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. of course, the recapture of mosul a great victory for the iraqis and a major blow for isis. there still is a tough task ahead for the iraqis when it comes to securing and stabilizing and holding areas where they pushed isis out of. there's also the reconstruction effort to try and rebuild that devastated city, mosul. an effort that is probably going to cost them billions. it's unclear at this point where iraq is going to get the money for that. and isis still does control several towns in iraq, some key
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towns in the north, and also to the west in anbar province. they still hold some territory, not as significant as mosul. the iraqis will be moving on next to try and push them out of there. with that comes the concern that when isis loses territory, it's going to revert to its insurgent roots carrying out attacks in urban centers like baghdad, for example. when it comes to the international coalition, their main focus there turns to syria. specifically that self-declared capital of isis, raqqah, where we have seen fighting going on now for weeks. and it's expected that it could go on for months, perhaps. a different terrain, different kind of fighting force that is on the ground. the local partners of the coalition are different. but perhaps one thing that is going to be similar and we would expect isis to fight until the end, as they did in mosul. there's really -- it's not clear at this point how many civilians
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are trapped in raqqah. dave? >> reporting live for us in jordan. thank you. mosul now secure, but what's left of it is a pile of rubble. how they begin to rebuild say massive undertaking -- rebuild is a massive undertaking. donald trump jr. was told the russian government was behind efforts to get damaging details about hillary clinton directly to the trump family. that's according to a big report in "the new york times." we'll have full details ahead on "early start." hundreds of dollars on youmy car insurance. saved me huh. i should take a closer look at geico... (dog panting) geico has a 97% customer satisfaction rating! and fast and friendly claims service.
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donald trump jr. was told the russian government was provided damaging information about hillary clinton. this in a stunning new report this morning from "the new york times." details ahead. 16 people killed in a marine
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corps crash in mississippi. a huge debris field, no survivors. many questions this morning. the fbi on sitement the latest information we have just moments away from a devastating scene in leflore, mississippi. welcome back to "early start," i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes exactly past the hour. up first, not only did donald trump jr. meet with a russian lawyer, there is new reporting this morning that don jr. was told the russian government was directing her efforts to spread damaging information about hillary clinton. that is according to "the new york times" citing three sources familiar with an e-mail sent to trump jr. that e-mail reportedly says the information about clinton was part of a kremlin effort to help the trump campaign. >> yeah. the e-mail was written by british publicist rob goldstone, an entertainment business associate of the trump sr. with connections to moscow. although goldstone suggested the damaging material originated with the russian government, there is no evidence it was
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related to the russian hacking of the dnc. last night, don jr.'s newly hired attorney dismissed the report saying it was "much ado about nothing," his statement reity raitting that don -- reiterating that don jr. didn't do anything wrong by taking the meeting. >> the white house consumed by questions about the meeting. sarah huckabee sanders insisting the campaign did not collude, describing the meeting as very short and absolutely no followup. sanders had fewer answers about the white house pattern of denying any possible wrongdoing, only to backtrack and offer amended answers when presented with contrary evidence. listen to this from this off-camera white house press briefing. >> how are we to take all of these blanket denials that occurred through the transition and now when it has been proven and recognized by the president's attorney and don jr. that those blanket denials were not factual?
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>> look, i think the point is that we've tried to make every single time today and then, and we'll continue to make in those statements that there was simply no collusion that they keep trying to create that there was. >> sanders adds that president trump only learned of his son's meeting with the russian lawyer in the last few days. the president himself has been staying largely out of sight. today the second straight day with no public events on his schedule. cnn's jeff zeleny with more from the white house. >> reporter: the white house is still facing a new round of questions here over a meeting that happened in june of 2016 about donald trump jr., the president's son, his oldest son, as well as jared kushner and the former campaign chairman paul manafort. now the white house spent a lot of time on monday devoted to this question -- what happened at that meeting, what happened with that russian lawyer they were talking to. the white house wants to talk about anything but this -- they wanted to turn the page on this,
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of course. there's word from the senate that they want to talk to the president's son. take a listen to senator mark warner, the vice chairman of the intelligence committee. >> it's also a continuing pattern that we've seen since the election of trump campaign and trump administration officials who have conveniently forgotten meetings with russians not while they are then presented with evidence they have to recant and acknowledge those -- acknowledge of those county of meetings. it is why we have to continue the investigation. >> reporter: donald trump jr. has retained a new york lawyer to represent him in these matters in washington. it is also jared kushner, as well as paul manafort. what this does is sort of adds more fuel to the fire, adds more questions here on what exactly were the relationships, was there any collusion at all between the trump campaign officials and the russian lawyer, operatives here.
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this is all going to come to a head later. the senate intelligence committee will be interviewing trump campaign officials. christine and dave? >> jeff zeleny, thank you. more questions about the players involved in setting up the meeting between donald trump jr. and the russian lawyer. the latest additions to a growing cast of characters, music publicist rob goldstone and his client, emin agalarov, a pop star. matthew chance is trying to help us sort this out. a pop star who i have not heard of but who is popular in the former soviet republics. walk us through the web. >> reporter: i can't believe you haven't heard of him. he's massive in the former soviet union. his name's emin. he sold more than a million records apparently. and you know, he's got this sort of playboy image. you know, he's often sort of photographed with very beautiful women. and actually donald trump sr.,
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the president of the united states, before he was president of the united states, appeared in one of his pop music videos playing the role of the sort of boss like he did in "the apprentice," saying, emin -- pictured daydream being a beautiful woman -- i'm tired of you, you're never awake, you're fired. that's one connection between the president and this pop star in the former soviet union. the main connection, though, is that the pop star's father is a guy called aras agalarov, one of russia's biggest property developers. he owns moscow's biggest shopping mall, for instance. he's the businessman who donald trump partnered with to stage the 2013 miss universe competition in moscow. so this is the business relationship that donald trump has. donald trump jr. has, as well, obviously. and which led to rob goldstone. the british national and music publicist who represents emin sending that e-mail to don jr. saying, hey, can you meet with this russian lawyer, a russian
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lawyer who was closely linked with the kremlin. the suggestion is that it was the kremlin working through its business contacts in russia of which obviously it has strong contacts to try and access the trump campaign. that's of course an allegation and something the kremlin denies. >> fascinating. matthew chance, keep us abreast of the developments and players. thank you, sir. potential make-or-break day for senate republicans and their health care reform efforts. all of them back from holiday recess. they're getting their first opportunity to discuss the status of their measure to repeal and replace obamacare. it could give us our first real idea when a new bill could emerge. >> lawmakers didn't exactly receive a warm welcome in washington. 80 people arrested on capitol hill protesting the gop health care plan. demonstrations breaking out in 13 locations in house and senate office buildings. let's get more this morning from ryan nobles. >> reporter: good morning from
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capitol hill. there's no doubt that the trip that most of the senators took to their home states during the july 4th recess was not very helpful to the overall debate as it relates to this health care bill. many senators getting an earful from their constituents about the progress of this bill, and that's made the debate here and the negotiations even more complicated. mitch mcconnell has continued to offer tweaks to the bill, changes here and there. but conservatives and moderates feel that tweaks are not enough. listen to what susan collins of maine told me yesterday. >> i do need a complete overhaul in order to get to yes. i hope our colleagues. take another look at the bill that senator cassidy and i introduced earlier this year. i'm not claiming that bill's perfect, but it provides a foundation from which we could proceed. >> reporter: the big question,
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as senators continue to deal behind closed doors, they making subtle fixes to their original plan, or are they doing a major rewrite? it could potentially be a combination of both. we still haven't seen this new bill. in fact, many of the senators haven't even seen this new bill. so it's likely that the earliest that we'll see any kind of a vote on health care could be sometime next week. and there are many here who wonder if even that will happen as the prospects for this current bill seem very bleak. >> seems unlime. thank you. 16 people killed when a marine corps plane crashed in mississippi. the fbi is at the scene investigating. no one survived the crash. this hour it's not clear what went wrong on the kc-130 that went down in rural leflor county, mississippi. it's one of the most widely used aircraft. the fire chief says the debris field from the crash is five miles in radius.
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4,000 gallons of foam were needed to put out the fire. >> we'll continue to follow the developments on that story. a u.s. army soldier arrested, accused of providing material support to isis. what officials say they found during a year-long investigation. we've got that next.
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tweeted as a entrepreneur who has created tens of thousands of jobs in the u.s. i am beyond disappointed in this decision. tech has greatly benefited from foreign-born talent, and the future of immigration is probably the biggest issue for silicon valley now. in fact, it was one of the topics discussed at last month's tech summit. the heads of apple, microsoft, amazon, all met with the president at the white house. u.s. army soldier in custody this morning, arrested by a s.w.a.t. team in hawaii for allegedly trying to provide material support to isis. the isis confirming 34-year-old sergeant first-class ikaika kang was taken into custody late saturday after a year-long investigation conducted with the army. kang served in iraq and afghanistan and received a number of awards for his service including the prestigious army commendation medal. >> his attorney says he may suffer from mental health issues. the criminal complaint alleges kang swore allegiance to isis in conversations with undercover agents and tried to provide them
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with military documents and training. new jersey governor chris christie at it again for sunning himself on a beach that he closed to the public. the governor you see was auditioning for his next potential gig as, yes, a sports wroo host on new york's wfan radio when the angry calls started pouring in. in particular, this one from mike in montclair. >> what's up, mike? >> governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you -- >> yeah? >> you get your fat ass in a car and go to one that's open to all your constituents. not just you and yours. >> interesting, mike -- >> what's that, gov? >> you know, mike, i love -- i love getting calls from communists in montclair. >> communists in montclair? >> in montclair -- >> you're a bully, governor. i don't like bullies. >> i'm not the one who came on the air -- hold on, mike. mike, i'm not the guy who came on the air, swore on the air --
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>> who swore? >> you did. >> get the heck out of here. >> yeah, you know, you're swearing on the air, mike. you're a bum. so let's -- let's -- >> you have bad optics, and you're a bully. >> i'd like to look at your optics every day, buddy. >> that's how we talk in the breaks. despite christie's historically low 15% approval rating in new jersey, wfan confirms he is a candidates to take over the afternoon -- a candidate to take over the afternoon time slot of legendary mike francesa. >> the legend. what's he mean he wants to look at your optics? >> hey, let's keep it clean here. >> sports callers, a whole breed, right? the you don't need to look at my optics. rookie sensation aaron judge is the 2017 home run derby champion. this kid is unbelievable. the new york yankees slugger putting on a show at marlins park in miami. that's the host of this year's mlb all-star game.
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judge banged out 47 home runs to capture the title, defeating minnesota twins start miguel sano 11-10 in the final. four of judge's roundtrippers traveled over 500 feet -- >> what? >> one actually hit the stadium roof. it's inexplicable what this young man, the rookie yankee slugger, is doing now. 6'8", a monster. can't pitch to him in the derby or in games. all rise for judge. >> i love that, pretty cool kids. >> cool stuff. 48 minutes past the hour. the revelation donald trump jr. met with a russian attorney creating plenty of fodder for late night. stephen colbert is just trying to keep up. >> on june 9th of last year, one went met with a russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on hillary clinton. you could knock me over with whatever you use to knock over someone who isn't the least bit surprised. we're supposed to believe that
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during the height of the presidential campaign on the advice of a guy he met at the miss universe pageant don jr. said, hey, jared, paul, i know you guys are a little busy now, but i need you to come to a meeting -- with who? i don't know. [ laughter ] about what? i'm not telling you. [ laughter ] okay, we're in. the acquaintance from miss universe who set up the meeting between don jr. and the russian attorney is a game named rob goldstone, a music publicist, who on the day after trump's election posted a picture of himself on instagram wearing a russian t-shirt. understandable. he's just wearing the championship merchandise. all the hillary t-shirts were sent to small villages in third-world countries. >> it speaks to the point that if this stuff played out on the
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>> as of an hour ago, what was job number two for us, raqqah syria, is job number one. we're prosecuting that fight there as we did here by, with, and through local partners. and the coalition is performing the same kind of missions there. we'll take raqqah. >> and we have more from raqqah. good morning to you. to hold, let alone to rebuild, seems a formidable challenge ahead there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. of course, yes, this has been a huge victory for the iraqis, recapturi recapturing mosul. a blow to the terror group in iraq. the tough task is still ahead for the iraqis when it comes to securing, stabilizing, and holding the territory that they've recaptured from isis, like mosul, rebuilding devastated cities, something that is probably going to cost billions of dollars.
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and it's unclear how iraq is going to manage to get those funds. then also probably the most daunting of all tasks is trying to rebuild trust in the community, to bridge the sectarian gaps between the she as and sunnis. the same sectarian divisions exploited by isis in the first place that allowed for the rise of that group. then you have several other towns, of course, not as major as mosul, that are still under the control of isis in iraq. they will have to drive them out of those cities with the concern that isis will then turn back to its roots as an insurgent group and carry out tasks. their main focus is syria, specifically raqqah, the self-declared caliphate of isis, self-declared capital of isis. that is going to be a tough fight that's been going on for weeks. expected to last at least months. and it's a different terrain, geographically different to
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mosul. a different partner on the ground, different forces fighting alongside the coalit n coalition, with the support of the coalition. one thing that will be the fine is we expect isis fighters to fight until the death. >> symbolic win but a long battle ahead. thank you. global stock markets are higher today after u.s. stock markets closed mostly up. the dow dipping slightly, but a rally in tech stocks boosting the nasdaq and s&p 500. investors have high hopes for tech as wall street head into earnings season. the sector is the best performing this year, up 18%. so investors in tech, wow, you've done well. second-quarter earnings kick off in earnest friday. big names like banks, jpmorgan, citi bank, wells fargo, reporting earnings. last earnings season was the best in years, in years. companies are rolling in the profits. so analysts expect another great quarter. the s&p 500 companies expected to grow 6%. profit expected to grow 6% from
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last year. like a good snap, all of snapchat's stock gains have disappeared. shares of the parent company snap fell below the $17ipo price. that's the first time since going public in march. investors are concerned about growing losses and weak user growth. snapchat added just eight million users in the first three months of the year. compare it to instagram, that added 100 million users in the same time period. snap's stock is down 42% from its peak in march. warren buffett says the wealthy should pay more in taxes. he's literally putting his money where his mouth is, not in taxes, but giving it away, giving away $3 billion worth of stock to five different charities. that's on top of the billions he has donated over the past decade. part of the giving pledge that he launched with microsoft founder bill gates. the pledge encourages billionaires to donate the majority of their wealth to charity. 170 people have signed up so far. imagine having an extra $3 billion in stock to give away.
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>> life is rough for warren buffett. and happy amazon prime day. all the sales going on line. the latest on the russia investigation. big news in "the new york times." "early start" continues right now. donald trump jr. was told the russian government was providing damaging information about hillary clinton. a stunning new report this morning from "the new york times" up ahead. and 16 people dead after a marine plane crash in mississippi that left no survivors. the fbi is on site. the latest information is just moments away. devastating scene there in mississippi. good morning and welcome to "early start," i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, july 11th, 5:00 a.m., just about 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, not only did donald trump jr. meet with a russian lawyer, there's no reporting that don jr. was told the
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russian government was directing efforts to spread damaging information about hillary clinton. that is according to this morning's "new york times" citing three sources familiar with an e-mail sent to trump jr. e-mail reportedly says the information about clinton was part of a kremlin effort to help the trump campaign. >> it was written by british publicist rob goldstone, an entertainment business associate of trump swr connections to moscow. although goldstone suggested the damaging material originated with the russian government, there's no evidence it was related to the russian hacking of the dnc. late last night, don jr.'s newly hired attorney dismissed the report calling it "much ado about nothing." his statement reiterating that don jr. didn't do anything wrong by taking the meeting and that nothing came of it. >> the white house consumed on monday by questions about the meeting. the spokeswoman insisting that the campaign did not collude, describing the meeting as short with absolutely no followup. sanders had fewer

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