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there was not a time where he became less critically black because he played white rooms. >> you heard what bobby kennedy said, he said 36 years from now, a black man can become president. >> don't miss "the history of comedy" at 10:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. "the lead" starts right now. breaking news. a new report says a man with alleged ties with russian intelligence was also in the room with the president's son and son-in-law and campaign chair on the day they were expecting dirt on hillary clinton. what else do we not know? is an apology enough? a top official in the department of education under fire for flippantly stating, falsely, that 90% of college sexual assaults are because of drunk hook-ups or vengeful
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ex-girlfriends. plus, breaking news. another top terrorist taken out. the pentagon says the isis leader in afghanistan has been killed as forces close in on the terrorist group across the region. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. the maxim for crisis management in washington, d.c. when beset with a can sdscandal, get all t information. get it out as soon as possible and get it out on your own terms. apparently in keeping with its desire to do things differently, the trump team seems determined to violate this sage advice in every possible way. though it seemed a few nights ago that they thought this latest ordeal might be all over. >> so as far as you know, as far as this incident is concerned, this is all of it. >> this is everything. this is everything. >> this was not everything. we are still learning new facts about that meeting that the president's son, donald trump jr., his then-campaign chairman
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paul manafort and his son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner had, last june, june 16, billed with a russian lawyer a desire to hurt clinton. today we learned more people were in that meeting than just the lawyer and the three members of the trump team. a native source reported that a russian lobbyist with ties to russian intelligence was also in that meeting. and cnn has learned about others. we'll have more on that story in a second. so much remains murky, so many questions remain. the e-mails indicate that by june 7, 2016, the meeting had been scheduled. a meeting in which trump jr., at the very least, and manafort and kushner, if they read the e-mails they had been forwarded, expected to get a ton of dirt on hillary clinton from the russian government.
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now, that night candidate trump said this. >> i am going to give a major speech on probably monday of next week, and we're going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the clintons. hillary clinton turned the state department into a private hedge fund. the russians, the saudis, the chinese all gave money to bill and hillary and got favorable treatment in return. >> but candidate trump's major speech detailing allegations of corruption between hillary clinton and the governments of russia, saudi arabia and china, it didn't happen. that major speech never materialized. question: is there any relationship between the information trump jr. thought was coming about clinton from the russians that he now says did not come and this major speech trump said was coming on clinton and the russians, among others, that also did not come? i asked the white house that
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question. they did not respond. here's another question. in the e-mails before any actual meeting was discussed, donald trump jr. tried to arrange a phone call with amin agalarav. he's the son of the russian oligarch through whom the russian government, according to these e-mails, was reaching out to get incriminating information on clinton for the trump campaign. he said that call never happened. >> nature point were you told in a phone conversation or otherwise what they might tell you, what goldstone seemed to be implying you would receive? >> as i recall, it was all basically this e-mail coordination. let's try to set up a meeting and see what happens and that it was going to be interesting information. >> but read the e-mails. on june 3rd, when donald trump jr. says "i love it" about the idea of dirt from clion clinton from the russians, all this that he and robert goldstone are discussing is setting up a phone call with algarav to get russian
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information on clinton. at 3:06 on june 6, he said, rob, could we speak now? he said, let me track him down in moscow. what number could he call? he sends him his cell phone number. 3:38 he writes, okay, he's on stage in moscow but should be off within 30 minutes and many sure he can call. minutes later, rob, thanks for the help. the question, did that call take place? the next day goldstone wrote to trump jr. amin asked that i schedule a meeting with you and the russian government attorney who is flying over from moscow for this thursday. i believe you are aware of this meeting. how would donald trump jr. be aware of this meeting? there is no reference to it on the e-mail chain unless, of course, there was a phone call. last night trump jr.'s lawyer told us his client doesn't have
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any recollection of any call. you know, when conservative republican congressman trey gowdy of south carolina, the former head of the benghazi committee, when he complained about the white house non-strategy of drip, drip, drip, this is what he was talking about. so what more do we know about who was in that don jr. meeting? cnn's jessica schneider has the details. >> reporter: another player has emerged in that june 2016 tower meeting between donald trump jr. and russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya, despite donald trump jr.'s insistence he dismissed everything he knew from the e-mails in that meeting on tuesday. >> as far as you know, this is all of it? >> this is everything. this is everything. >> reporter: today news that russian new york lobbyist akhme akhmetshin said he was also in
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the meeting. it included rob goldstone, campaign chairman paul manafort and jared kushner, who is top adviser to the president. a translator and a representative of the agalarav family were also in attendance. ashmeshin was also described as a russian agent apparently with ties to russian intelligence. that was in a letter to homeland security secretary john kelly requesting his immigration history earlier this year. achmechin denied to the "washington post" that he served as a russian host saying, i never worked for the russian government. i served as a soldie agency.
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i never worked for the russian government. i will send the names of the two people working for security when i have that e-mail today. no names were ever released from don jr. >> as far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man. he took a meeting with a russian lawyer, not a government lawyer, but a russian lawyer. it was a short meeting. >> reporter: president trump defended his son while speaking in paris but continues to insist he didn't know anything about the meeting until several days before don jr.'s e-mails were released. this morning counselor to the president, kellyanne conway, seemed to suggest that more evidence was needed to prove collusion. >> even the goalposts had been moved. we were promised systemic -- hard evidence of systemic, sustained, furtive collusion. >> reporter: the struggle to respond to the e-mails trickling
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out may have exposed several white how's aides to counsel scrutiny. they could be asked to explain what they mean by this june 2016 tower meeting. kushner and his lawyers began strat ja strategizing in late june. several democrats are now calling for jared kushner's security clearance to be revoked. making that call, top commissioner nancy pelosi. we have learned that top aides are aware of this changing story about that meeting in june 2016, and of course, jake, they are not pleased with the shifting details. jake? >> not helpful. jessica schneider, thank you very much. just how damaging was it for the white house to help with the response of trump jr.'s meeting controversy? stick around, we'll talk about that.
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. welcome back to "the lead "snooch." we're going to stick to politics today. jason miller, a former trump campaign adviser, i want to start with some really strong words by charles krauthammer, the columnist who also appears on fox. he said today it turned out to be incompetent collusion, amateur collusion, comically failed collusion. that does not erase the fact that three top trump campaign officials were ready to play. it may turn out that later they did collaborate more fruitfully, we do not know, but even if nothing else is found, the evidence is damning. that is charles krauthammer, hardly a leader of the resistance. your thoughts? >> charles krauthammer is hardly a supporter of the president's, but i think there is something
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that folks that are strong supporter of the president would agree with and that's this team has got to get on offense. the drip, drip, drip of the small details over the past few days is hurting someone who don jr., i think, is a very honorable and very honest person, loves his father and his country, but when you don't get out ahead of stories like this, small details become big details. it doesn't matter if you've watched the movie dr. zhivago or you had a shot of vodka from russia, you need to get those details out. the administrative state, whether that be folks in the administration, whether it be folks at the committee level, they're going to have all this information at a certain point, anyway. so unless you go and get it out on your terms, they're going to hold it, and whether it's on the presidential plane ride back or following a joint session speech in front of congress, that information is going to come out and it's going to be presented in a light that's very detrimental to you. >> kirsten? >> yes, it's true, it makes it
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worse that they are being so untransparent, i think is the nicest way to put it. they're hiding information, right? i think that is obviously problematic. even if they had been completely transparent and skbrjust told u everything, it's still a bad situation, right? even if the story was all these people came in and i got an e-mail saying the russian government supported my father's candidacy and they were going to come and give me all this dirt, and here's all the people who were here, and by the way, one of them was a russian intelligence officer. even if they had been completely forthcoming, they would still have a problem, right? >> yeah. jackie, one of the things that's so interesting, every time there is a new administration -- i don't want to impune everybody, but inevitably there is somebody who doesn't take the advice jason just dispensed, which is get all the information out, get it out immediately, get it out on your own terms and try to move on. people always think they can hide when it comes to stories like this. >> especially because we know how don jr. initially said he
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was going to be transparent. we know how that happened. the "new york times" already had the information and he got it out. he tried to beat them to it. and yet now there is more information. the other perilous part of this is they have people going out and defending them with a set of facts given to them by don jr. and the white house that keep changing. we've already seen lee zeldman, the congressman comes to mind, got one set of facts and then another set of facts and said, oh, gosh, this doesn't look good. >> within 24 hours. >> within 24 hours. that's when the problem gets bigger, because the people who defend you, their confidence is eroding. who do you have left if you're hanging these people out to dry that are trying to defend the white house? >> that's a great point, because jason, as she just pointed out, congressman lee zeldman, reporter from new york, saying after the first "new york times" story had been reported, he
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said, i'm a fan of donald trump, i just don't believe this. then the e-mails came out and they're worse than anybody could have imagined. >> to that note, trump supporters like myself, like lee zeldman, believe that since the beginning this has been a witch hunt. this has been an unfair cloud hanging over his head. but when details come out in the fashion that they did, then that leads credence to those leveling these charges or leveling these attacks. trump supporters fundamentally believe these are completely overblown, it was a 20-minute meeting, and that's the end of the story. but the process becomes a much bigger deal and they have to get on offense. that was a part of the trump campaign, we are always on offense. whether it was the surrogates or trump himself. i think we've lost a little of that mojo. >> charles krauthammer, it's huge he's not a big supporter, but he has defended trump in the
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"times." there is no conservative who has more influence on the light than charles krauthammer. and the fact that he has come out and said that this is unethical behavior. that was the bottom line of his column. even if you, you know, are kind of a bumbling colluder, no one with any ethics takes a meeting like this, it's just not done. so the idea this is a witch hunt -- >> if they found some pointy hats and shoes and maybe some striped socks. >> don't forget the broom. an isis leader killed. what the pentagon is saying about how the u.s. got him. that's next. ♪ binders, done. super-cool notebooks, done. that's mom taking care of business.
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afghanistan. leet bri let's bring in cnn pentagon reporter ron ryan. what do we know about him, what do we know about how he was killed? >> we're learning new details from u.s. military forces in afghanistan about the strike that killed sayed. it was a drone strike in the eastern part of the country that borders pakistan. there and the neighboring angahar province kind of established itself and conducted terrorist attacks and insurgents against the government.
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he kind of only assumed his position in the last year when the isis forces raid killed his predecessor. so the u.s. has enjoyed some success targeting this leader in afghanistan. this is all coming as the u.s. is weighing its position in the region, deciding whether to send more troops, coming up with a new strategy for neighboring areas like pakistan. the pentagon was telling us this was a victory against isis and afghanistan but the overall afghanist afghanist afghanistan leader is still to come. >> can they still debate the health care plan? stay with us. ere for you when you had amnesia? you know i can't remember that. stop this madness. if it's appreciation you want you should both get snapshot from progressive. it rewards good drivers with big discounts on car insurance.
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they're going to vote no on the proposal that was unveiled yesterday. with democrats opponents already voting no and vice president pence as the tiebreaker, just one more republican senator opposed to the bill would essentially kill it. let's go to ryan nobles who is looifr live on capitol hill. president trump himself is working the phones, but is there still room for negotiation if a wavering senator wants something? >> the white house appears to believe there is, jake, and in many ways they're engaged in a high stakes campaign right now, rallying to hold onto those 50 votes they need to get this bill passed. tonight the white house and senate leaders are making an aggressive push to get republican members to vote yes on the nation's health care reform. >> we are very, very close to ending this health care nightmare. we are so close. >> reporter: 52 republican senators have now had more than 24 hours to digest the bill. and as it stands right now, two
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members, susan collins of maine and rand paul of kentucky, remain opposed to the plan. >> it does not make sense to do a major rewrite of a vital entitlement program without having any hearings or consideration of the implications. >> reporter: that means senate majority leader mitch mcconnell cannot lose any more votes if he hopes to get the bill through. the president, who hazls let mcconnell take the lead in the day-to-day negotiations has stepped up to get the bill passed. he wrote on friday morning, quote, republican senators are working hard to get their failed obamacare replacement approved. i will be at my desk, pen in hand. vice president mike pence made a similar pitch to the nation's governors this afternoon. >> president donald trump is going to lead this congress to rescue the american people from the collapsing policies of obamacare. >> reporter: trump is also
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working behind the scenes, spending part of his time in paris making phone calls to gop senators, including paul, whose position has not changed. many rank and file republicans who remain undecided are waiting to hear from stake holders back home before making up their minds. >> i would like them to wait to speak to their state leaders as i will over the weekend, and i hope they wait until they see the cbo score which doesn't come out until next week. >> reporter: but in some cases, conversations back home could make the situation more difficult. republicans in states with governors who expanded medicaid are under a special kind of pressure, because this bill rolls back federal funding for the expansion. rob portman of ohio and dean vet ter of ohio are both dealing with governors unhappy with the plan. brian sandoval is supposed to meet with pence today but still has concerns. ohio governor john kasich made a statement where he said the bill is still unacceptable. and even though the prospects
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for this bill do look dim right now, most senators are still undecide and hsdidecided and th optimistic that a deal could be reached. so much will hinge on the score from the budget office. that is expected to come out monday, and jake, that is when we can expect to see firm stances from many of these senators as to whether or not they can vote for this bill. jake? >> ryan nobles on capitol hill for us. thanks. the controversy over the education department's policy on investigating rape on college campuses. 90% of sexual assault allegations, she said, could be explained as, we were both drunk. that's right, she said, the accusations, 90% of them, fall into the category of we were both drunk. we broke up and six months later i found myself a title ix
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investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together would be that night. but the controversy brings attention to the trump education department's review of whether more strict obama era policies unfairly punish college students, almost always male, who say they've been falsely accused of rape or sexual assault. yesterday education secretary betsy devos met with student advocates on both sides of that debate, both victims and those who say they've been falsely accused. no student should be the victim of sexual assault, no student should feel unsafe, no student should feel there isn't a way to seek justice, and no student should feel the scales are tipped away from him or her. she said is meeting with the students was about listening and she had no policy changes to list this week.
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russia. he told us he didn't hear any discussion about russia while he woshl worked at the trump campaign. >> sandy beach and company, michael caputo here. >> reporter: michael caputo now a fill-in radio talk show host in buffalo, new york wanted it live, broadcast and in full view. instead he said he's telling cnn exactly what he planned to tell the committee about russia and the trump campaign he was involved with. there is just nothing to the allegations of collusion. let me ask you some questions you'll probably get in congress. before, during or after your involvement in the trump campaign, did you bring any russian to see that campaign? did you talk about russia or the possible help the russian government could give the campaign? >> never once. never once. >> reporter: did you overhear anybody talk about collusion, getting help from the russians either through information, through fake news spreading, through tweets?
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>> i heard nothing of the kind. in fact, we were so busy just trying to keep up with the sun rising and setting on that campaign that i can't imagine anybody had the time nor the wherewithall to go out there and do anything like this. anybody who covered the trump effort knew this was a pell-mell operation from the moment he woke up in the morning to the moment he went to bed. >> i've heard it described as a [ bleep ] show. too harsh? >> too harsh for family television, yes. >> this is cable. >> i think the trump campaign was in many ways a [ bleep ] show, there's no question about it. that was to be expected. he's not a politician. >> reporter: there is a reason michael caputo is seen as a possible link to russia. long before he was part of trump's campaign, he had a career in russia. his pr company worked for russian businesses. he was a protege of oliver
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stone, took products in ukraine and even his first wife was a russian woman. he was about as much of a russian insider as an american could be. >> if was working on russian elections paid for by the american government. ever since then i've been involved in the former soviet union, and i'm not going to stop now. >> reporter: among his former clients, ga sgrzprom media. he was hired by them to improve the company's media image. it was that attention that got her contact with judge speier. >> what was inspiring to work on putin's image? >> that's false. >> i worked for gazprom media
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which was a subsidiary of gazprom which was an image of putin. gazprom explained why they took over the tv network. if that was down the line on the kremlin network, that's not what i was hired for. >> reporter: he never thought he could be president. but in november of 2015 was asked to become part of the trump campaign by his old friend paul manafort. >> this was the hardest campaign to work on in my entire career. there is nothing even close. >> reporter: but you still love and support donald trump? >> absolutely. i supported donald trump before he ran for president, i support donald trump now. i think he's delivering on what he promised me and my family. the problem we have is that he's got a huge impediment in front of him with the russian collusion delusion. >> the last two years caputo has run his pr firm from a small
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office outside buffalo. he says having his name dragged through this has hurt his name and especially for his family, which he says is unwarranted. jake? >> with all the cushion connections he has, this interview was done earlier in the week. what does he have to say about the revelations of donald trump jr. and others meeting with this person billed as a russian government attorney with incriminating information about hillary to help trump get elected? >> at the time of this ber vi interview, jake, he knew the e-mails existed but he didn't know they had been released. he says it does look bad. he said he was on the campaign at the time this meeting took place. he was close to one of the people in the meeting, paul manafort. he said he never heard a word about it before or after. it just didn't come up. he did not know that russian attorney's name. >> drew griffin, thank you very much. appreciate it. joining me now to talk about this and much more is republican congressman scott taylor of virginia. congressman, thank you so much for joining us. before i get to russia, i do
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want to ask you, you're a former navy s.e.a.l. you fought in iraq. do you think as part of the post-mosul victory that u.s. troops, whether special operators such as yourself or others, should be part of a hold force to keep mosul safe, or do you think that that should entirely be by people in the region? >> well, it's great to be with you, jake. thanks for having me. of course, good afternoon. i think what comes next in mosul is going to be important. there is going to be potentially problems there, and that's not just mosul, that's also iraq, that's syria, what's a post-isis strategy. i think we'll have to play a role in some capacity. i'm not sure what that looks like at the moment but there's no question there will have to be some adviser helping the iraqi army keep that stability they fought so hard to get. >> earlier this week your colleague trey gowdy, conservative republican from south carolina, he headed the
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benghazi committee, he really expressed a lot of frustration with the trump white house for the constantly shifting stories and what he called the drip, drip, drip of information. is it frustrating for you as well, sir? >> sure, it's frustrating. some of those are obviously leaks out of the white house, the drip, drip, drip. some of the stories, of course, are changing. let me preface everything by saying, if someone did something wrong, then hold them accountable all wait the way to president. but the reality is, if you had some meetings, if you met with some folks. i once, jake, was on an i.t. newschannel. is a what you want, get it out there because it gets frustrating when you have this. it's really overplayed and i think the folks on the streets, the american people, don't care. they're a little over it. >> but the american people do want integrity in our elections and the intelligence community is very clear and unanimous that the russians attempted to interfere in the elections in 2016. one of the big issues, i think,
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is whether or not the united states and the trump administration specifically should try to exact some sort of punishment against the russians for that. i want you to listen to an excerpt from my interview yesterday with white house adviser sebastian gorka discussing the reluctance to punish the russians at all. take a listen. >> reporter: you don't think it's weak at all to let russia go after having interfered in the 2016 election with no punishment at all? >> the last thing you can say about donald j. trump after the last 25 weeks is that he's weak. look at what we've done in afghanistan. >> reporter: so what's the punishment for russia? >> look what we did at the g20. >> reporter: i'm asking about russia. what will the punishment be for ri russia? >> look at the g20. the president had a two-hour discussion with vladimir putin. he pressed vladimir putin on
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multiple occasions with regard to the question of election tampering. the president of the russian federation denied, and at that point you have to move on. >> congressman, do you agree at that point you have to move on? vladimir putin denies collusion and therefore there doesn't need to be any punishment for russia? >> let me first say obviously this started under a previous administration, right? we know that very well. the last president probably should have been a little stronger on this. in that specific meeting he's speaking about, yes, our president brought it up several times to putin, he denied it. you have to move on in that meeting. that being said, yes, the senate has obviously passed sanctions, and the house i believe will also pass some sort of sanctions, too. let me also say that i think in this russian political football back and forth, i think that what's missing in this debate is not the rhetoric, the rousing rhetoric of treason, which i
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think is ridiculous. what you have to have here is a policy, a policy that says to other nations, they will not interfere with our election. a monroe doctrine, if you will. that's missed in the debate and that's on both sides, the democrats and the republicans. we have to come together and set a line in the sand to make sure every nation on this earth understands they will not mess with the integrity of our election. that's the responsibility of both democrats and republicans. >> so you support the sanctions bill. you want it to pass the house? >> i need to see the final product, but yeah, some sort of sanctions bill is appropriate. >> congressman scott taylor, thank you, and thank you for your service. i appreciate it. >> thank you for having me, jake. appreciate it. a confession after a man's body is found in a grave on a farm, two suspects are under arrest and accused in the murders of several missing men. stay with us. for your heart... your joints... or your digestion... so why wouldn't you take something for the most important part of you...
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welcome back to "the lead." in our national lead a gruesome quadruple homicide is rattling a town in the suburbs of philadelphia. cosmo dinardo was charged with the killings of four young men who vanished earlier this month. a second suspect, sean kratz, was also suspected. dinardo killed these young men after what he described as botched marijuana deals. the suspects allegedly tried to burn the bodies of the victims. both suchs were a rained earlier today, now they're being held without bail. finally from us in the national lead today, the annual espy awards bring us our world's greatest athletes, but the moment that stayed with us was a celebration of an amateur athlete. the audience gave air force master sergeant israel del toro a standing ovation when he
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accepted the award for service showing his dedication to service of sports. he rolled a humvee over a roadside bomb and was burned over 40% of his body. the doctors gave him a slim chance to survive, but del toro fought through, and in 2010 he became the first fully sdandisa airman to reenlist in the air force. i'm honored to have israel del toro join me now. thank you for coming on. >> thank you very much, sir. i'm happy to be on. >> don't call me sir. i haven't earned that status. you earned an espy in an incredibly emotional moment. how did it feel to be on stage in that room in front of the most established athletes in the world who are all applauding you? >> it was strange, it really was, because, you know, like i said in my speech, and i don't see myself as anyone special, i
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was just doing my job. so to be honored especially by marine toomen, he was someone who gave up his career to go serve his country, the true meaning of search for self. >> it's kind of how people in world war ii would leave their very famous careers at home and go fight, i agree. in 2012 you talked to cnn about the moment your son saw you after the blast. you worried that he would be afraid of you. thankfully that didn't happen. it has been almost 12 years since that horrific ambush. what's been the hardest part of your recovery? >> you know, i think the hardest part is maybe i can't really play baseball with my son like i wanted to. i was a big baseball player. i could do what i can with him,
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but it sucks i can't really play catch, especially everyone thinks of father's day. father's day is when you're out in the backyard playing catch with your dad, and i really can't do that. he throws it back at me but throws it at my feet so i can stop and then i pick it up and throw it back at him. i think that's probably the hardest part out of anything since my injury. >> i'm sure that game of catch is pretty special, even if it's not what you want it to be. you have reenlisted and you're now serving as an air force training instructor. what's the message that's most important to you to get across to your favorite airmen who you now mentor? >> my thing is don't let little things bug you. as long as you stay positive and clear in your head, you can accomplish anything, you can overcome any obstacles no matter how hard it may seem. you know, just find that spark,
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find that fire. everyone has a different one. mine was my son. he was my fire, he was my spirit. so that's what i try and tell all my airmen, all the cadets there at the air force academy. i know it may suck right now, but just stay positive and you'll get through it. >> you were honored at the espys, of course, because of your connection not only to service but to sports. athletics has become a huge part of your life. tell us about that. >> when i was going through my recovery, most of us are very -- guys that get wounded, most of us are athletic, and we sometimes think we can't play sports anymore. that's what i thought also, but when they're introducing me to the adaptive sports out there at the center -- yes -- cfi -- >> whatever it is, okay. >> there you go. sorry, you get blown up, you forget things, you know.
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>> i understand. >> and they start introducing you to these things, these new sports. i never did track and field, so they said, you can do this, you can do shooting, sitting volleyball, air rifle, precision shooting. and i'm thinking, how am i going to do air rifle and precision shooting? if you look at my hands, i'm missing a couple fingers. they said, no, it gets all adapted. you start feeling like yourself again. it was, it was a big part of my recovery to get back out there, face the world and start living my life with my family. >> you are an inspiration, master sergeant israel del toro. thank you so much. thank you for coming on the show, and most importantly, thank you for your service. it's been an honor talking to you. >> sir, it was my pleasure, and please, call me d.t. that's what all my friends call me. >> i will, but you have to stop calling me sir. that's crazy. >> i'm sorry, i can't help it. >> all right, we'll talk soon. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> what a great guy.
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tune in this sunday to "state of the union." my guests will be jay sekulow, senator mark warner and senator susan collins. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. i now turn you over to wolf blitzer and the situation room. have a great weekend. happening now, breaking news. full house. we're learning there were more people in that trump team meeting with the russian attorney than donald trump jr. ever acknowledged. possibly eight people altogether. and what were the documents allegedly brought to the meeting by that russian lawyer? mystery man. an american lobbyist with russian ties says he was at that secret meeting with the trump team. we're learning new details about him. no foul play. republican activists who seem to operate under a cloud of mystery listed as a suicide. he left behind a note that read