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congolese. 38% muslim. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. hello, everyone good thank you for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. just moments ago, cnn learned that the congressional budget office is delaying the release of its score on the impact and cost of the republican health care bill. the cbo report was scheduled to come out tomorrow. all of this comes as brand new polls out today show the trump administration is clearly taking a hit with voters. the president's job approval rating is at just 36% according to a new abc "washington post" poll, the lowest at six months of any u.s. president in 70 years. the president responding today on twitter saying the poll
numbers aren't that bad, and questioning the poll's reliability. also, offering a fresh defense of his son's meeting with the russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign saying, from trump, "hillary clinton can illegally get the questions to the debate and delete 33,000 e-mails but my son don is being scorned by the fake news media." the president's attorney made the rounds on all of the networks today insisting nothing illegal happened. >> what other details of this meeting have not been disclosed? >> well, i want to say again that i represent the president, and donald trump jr. says he disclosed everything about the meeting, but i represent, one of the counsel for the president of the united states who was not involved in the meeting and not aware of the meeting. so from our perspective, my answer stands, that is, the president was not engaged in this, not aware of it. donald trump jr. made statements about, that this was everything. he said that on the air on sean
hannitys br s broadcast. it speaks for itself. >> when the president says witch-hunt he is talking about robert mueller's special counsel investigation? part of this so-called witch-hunt? >> when he call it is a witch-hunt, talks about the scope and nature of the investigation he's concerned about the nature of what's going on here. there are a host of issues that as lawyers we deal with in cases like that. potential conflicts of interest. how would, for instance, james comey be a witness in a situation when he has this relationship -- not just with the special counce iil, but they he testified. james comey admitted he was not under invested gatiigationvesti and what are people saying about this 2016 meeting in poll
numbers, et scetera? >> reporter: yes, fred. part of the poll was a really interesting insight into how people feel about this meeting between donald trump jr. and a russian lobbyist and russian attorney inside trump tower in june of last year. the abc "washington post" poll asked people if they thought the meeting was inappropriate. 63% of people say that that meeting was inappropriate. only 26% think that it was okay for donald trump jr. to solicit information, negative to hillary clinton's campaign, from the russian government. the story's clearly damaging the president's popularity and it is likely not going away anytime soon. also from jay sekulow on state of the union, heard from a republican and democrat, asking for those in the meeting with donald trump jr. and donald trump jr. himself to testify under oath. listen -- >> i would like to hear from all
of these individuals whether we'll be able to get the russian nationals to come over and testify is an open question. those people that our committee has jurisdiction over, the americans, i sure as heck want to talk to all of them. >> we need to get to the bottom of all this and the only way to do it is to talk not just to donald trump jr. who offered to cooperate, to which i give him credit and to everyone at that meeting and involved in setting up that meeting. that may be difficult in the case of the russian nationals, but we certainly ought to try. we should also ask for all documents. not just the e-mails that have been released but all the documents that are related to any contacts that president trump's campaign had with the russian government, or its emissaries. >> you heard from susan collins and mark warner.
mark warner saying he'd love to get it under way as soon as possible but it will take time to collect pertinent documents to know specifically what questions to ask those people that were in that meeting at trump tower. the president is enjoying the rest of his weekend here in new jersey before heading back to d.c. later tonight. he's going to take part of several events tomorrow and during the week as part of a themed week. it's "made in america" week to highlight companies and products that are made here in the united states, and focus on the american worker. fred, likely another themed week overshadowed by the continuing probe into connections between the trump campaign and russian officials. >> boris sanchez. back back with you. thank you so much. the trump administration repeatedly said that the donald trump jr. meeting was legal. so when one of the president's lawyers, jay sekulow, appeared on cnn's "state of the union" jake tapper asked about the ethical questions as well. here's part of that interview. >> you're talking about the
legality. i understand you're a lawyer but also a man of faith. >> right. >> isn't it kind of important whether or not what donald trump jr. and manafort and kushner did, isn't it also important whether or not it's legal, whether or not it's wrong? whether or not it's ethical? >> well -- you're conflating -- conflating, jake, three perspectives here. the legality, was the meeting what took place, legal or not. we, of course, as almost every legal expert says it's not illegal and then trying to put a, a moral, ethical aspect to it and it's easy to do that in 20/20 hindsight but not in the middle of a campaign. again, i wasn't, i'm not a campaign lawyer, i wasn't a campaign lawyer, but meetings were taking place as donald trump jr. said. 15, 20 minutes apart. this one even shorter. so i think everybody that's looking backwards saying, would have, could have, should have, and donald trump jr. said he would have done some things differently, but to go back a year later saying this is what
should have happened when the meeting itself was 20 minutes, and a series of meetings that took place for days and days and months, i don't think that's fair to donald trump jr., to jared kushner or to manafort for that matter, because no one was in a situation of that kind of campaigning, in the middle of a presidential election. there's a lot of meetings and a lot of discussions about opposition research coming on all sides. republican, democrat, independent. not with hostile, the governments of hostile foreign powers, jay. i mean, that's not normal. talk about this position research all you want, but the russian government attorney? what this is billed at, with high-level intelligence on hillary clinton? i mean for all don jr. knew, that was coming from the fsb successful to the kgb. coming from human intelligence or signals intelligence. he had no idea where it was coming from. it's not norm op-o. he was asked if he met with anyone else from russia. his answer. take a listen. >> i've probably met with other
people from russia -- not in the context of a formatalized meeting or anything like that. why would i? >> don jr. saying, i've probably met with other people from russia. what other meetings or communications with russians have not been disclosed yet? >> none that i know of, but i represent the president of the united states, but donald trump jr. said not in the context of formal meetings. he said he may have met with russian people. as, a lot of people meet with russian people. that's not unusual. >> also he said -- back in march he said there were no meetings at all in the auspices of the campaign. now we know that's not to be true. >> you know, i -- i thought about that, because you and i talked about that the other day on your weekday broadcast. i thought about that and go back to and look, jake, in the context of a meeting, and the meetings and the series of meetings taking place during the campaigns there were dozens every day. hundreds every week. this meeting lasted what? 15 minutes they're saying? short, nothing produced.
it never went further, and so it wasn't ever discussed again. let me say one thing that's important here. the president and this has been uncontroverted, was not aware of the meeting and did not attend the meeting. may have met with our russian contacts but not in the form of on official meeting. >> you don't know who they are. at least eight people including a russian american lobbyist with ties to russian intelligence, just the latest in what trey gowdy, no the exact ly of -- wht other details about this meeting have not been disclosed? >> well, i want to say again that i represent the president, and donald trump jr. said he disclosed everything about the meeting, but i represent, one of the counsel for the president of the united states who was not involved in the meeting and not aware of the meeting. so from our perspective, my answer stands.
>> all right. more on that exchange and others, still ahead. a renewed call by democrats to revoke jared kushner's security clearance after learning he attended donald trump jr.s meeting with a lawyer. we flare a senathear from a sens to talk to everyone. >> i'm trying to give these people the benefit of doubt but it is very dothersome jared kushner has forgotten not once, twice, but three times to put down this information. what are all these different topped & loaded meals? it's an american favorite on top of an american favorite, alice. it's like rodeos on top of rollercoasters. get your favorites on top of your favorites. only at applebee's.
growing, involving a russian lawyer, the president's son, and son-in-law and campaign chairman at the tile. along with new details of the meeting last week we learned the trump re-election campaign paid $50,000 to trump jr.'s lawyer at the end of june. jake tapper asked the president's attorney about those campaign funds being used to pay legal bills. >> is that an acknowledgement that the meeting with the russian lawyer that he thought was with the russian government was official campaign business? the fact the trump campaign paid $50,000 to trump jr.'s attorney? >> look, i'm not involved in the discussions with the lawyers on who paid what entity and i certainly don't represent donald trump jr. but, look in a situation like this, this is not an unusual situation where the individual that's being questioned or subject to questioning, donald trump jr., retains counsel. it involved an incident that
involved an e-mail campaign in a meeting when he was working, doing work for the campaign. so that to me is not an unusual scenario or unusual setup at all, but, look, i don't know the final determination of who's paying what bills to whom. i think that's still in process. >> i think a lot of people who give money to the trump campaign will be surprised they're paying for legal bills of donald trump jr. joining me now, michael zeldin, consideren krn legal analyst with special counsel to then assistant attorney general robert mueller. so is it legal to pay legal bills such as these with campaign contributions? re-election or otherwise? >> yes if they related to the campaign. so you can pay for lawyers relating to the response to that part of the investigation, which relates to official campaign business. so, for example, with respect to the question jake tapper asked jay sekulow, when he said, was this an acknowledgement this was
part of official campaign business? the answer sort of has to be yes in order for there to be a lawful payment from the campaign of that attorney the fees. so, yes, lawful, if related to the campaign. >> all right. and this morning the top democrats on both the house and senate intelligence committees responding to the president's lawyer this way. listen. >> if they went into that meeting and here they want something. they want information from the russians. the russians want something. they want repeal of the sanctions law, magnitsky law. if there's any understanding out of that meeting you get us the dirt, start leaking dirt on hillary clinton, and we will look favorably on repealing the magnitsky act, that's a very serious crime. >> we do know donald trump jr. did not tell the truth a variety of times. first he said this meeting was only about russia immigration policies and adoptions. then he said there were only three or four people. now we know there's many more people. we know this was a meeting that
was specifically about, in black and white, a part of the russian government's effort to discredit clinton and help trump. so i'm not sure why we take anybody in this senior level of the trump administration at their word. that's why it's so important that we're going to get a chance to question these individuals. >> so michael, do you agree with congressman schiff particularly there could be very serious crimes here because even talking about adoptions, also means, you know -- it's related to talking about sanctions? >> right. so there are a couple of things that are all boiled up together here. first is, it's illegal to solicit a campaign contribution from a foreign national. there's a specific provision in the united states code that prohibits it. the act of the solicitation is itself a crime. it doesn't matter whether or not anything was received in response to that solicitation, and you can conspire to violate that law and you can aid and abet the violation of that law.
so theoretically, just the act of soliciting the information from the russian intermediary on the dirt on hillary clinton violates that statute. then, if this is tied to sanctions and as you set it up, that we'll give you dirt if when you're, therefore, elected you will help us remove this magnitsky act sanctions thing, that makes it even more complicated, because you cannot do sanctions busting sort of work. this is what we saw michael flynn getting in trouble for. so you've got two things riding along simultaneously that both present the potential of legal jeopardy for continue to juni c and those in the meeting. >> he doesn't work in the white house but at the time was working for the campaign. if he were to be faced with charges or ramifications, unless you are able to place someone who's currently in the white house, there is still distance between the citizen donald trump
jr. and government officials in the white house. right? >> well, except that the meeting took place before the election, and so nobody is part of the white house. and the meeting took place with manafort and kushner. >> who is now a government official. >> yes. and kushner is now a government official. so kushner has the separate issue of potential liability if he was untruthful on his sf-86 security form, and all of these guys are potentially in danger, if they are asked to testify under oath and they are not truthful. donald junior hasn't gotten a story together yet that he's sticking to. that's problematic ever going into an interview under only and stick to the story you started with. >> hmm. all right. meantime, talking about kind of beefing up the legal defense. president donald trump now appointed ty cobb, a former
federal prosecutor as a special white house counsel to oversee the immediate response to the russia investigation. what do you know about ty cobb and what do you think is instructive about this move? >> so ty is a well-known white collar lawyer in washington. he was a longtime assistant of the united states attorney in the u.s. attorney's office in baltimore primarily. he's well liked. he's well regarded. and he's experienced. and so bringing him in to the white house so that the white house counsel can focus on the regular brick and mortar blocking and tackling stuff the white house council is empowered to do, and ty can run the war room, first as a very smart separation of powers between the two, and, two, you're bringing in a seasoned lawyer who has prior experience in doing exactly this. whether he's successful is going to depend on the willingness of his clients to listen to him and we'll see how that plays out. but i think the selection in and of itself on paper is a very
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week. the 80-year-old arizona senator's office releasing a statement saying the surgery went very well, and that he is resting at home. the clot noticed during a routine physical. and our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta had a choance to look at john mccain's full medical records during the 2008 presidential campaign. you know his health better than just about anyone else. what does this mean? a blood clot just above the left eye? how was it detected even though now the outcome has a glowing report? >> yes. you know, it's interesting. what the procedure was, was something known as the eyebrow cranotomy. that basically means, an incision made in the eyebrow. you won't see a scar or anything, but the bone right underneath the eyebrow, you can feel the bone there right as you touch the top of your eye. underneath the eyebrow, that bone was removed and that's where this abnormality was taken
out. it so it's in and around the brain that this abnormality seemed to exist and they call it a blood clot. we also know they're waiting to see what it, what the pathologist actually finds looking at it under the microscope to see what it actually is. it may just be a blood collection, may be something else. that takes several days to figure out. as you said, the operation seems to have gone well, one thing worth noting is that, you know, senator mccain has had a history of maelanoma in the past. that may be one of the reasons they're doing routine checkups to see if there's any evidence of spread of the melanoma or something else. the final pathologist report should be able to answer that question. >> and so sanjay, what are the range of possibilities? i know you mentioned melanoma
being a potential cause, or association, with this blood clot, but what are the other range of possibilities that would bring this on, that would, you know, cause something like this? >> well, you know, they called it a blood kloclot about 5 cent meters in size, pretty good size if you think about it. sometimes if somebody has had a trauma. even bumped their head. even at some point in the past, you know, a few days or a few weeks ago that could cause a blood collection to form. physically it would cause headaches, a little bit of discomfort. something that would make somebody go in and get checked out. again, as you pointed out, this was a routine physical. that kind of argues against some sort of trauma being the cause of this. you know, it could be a -- this melanoma that spread, as we pointed out, some other abnormality, hard to speculate but concerns enough, i guess,
that the doctors said, hey, we need to take a look at this. remove it and figure out what it is. it may not be a spread of melanoma or anything at all is concerns or needs follow-up treatment, but that's part of the reason you remove this and check to be sure. >> and he's in an incredible, had an incredible life journey, john mccain. those who don't know or need a reminder, he was a prisoner of war during the vietnam war and you mentioned any kind of physical trauma, that, too, could be under the range of possibilities when he could have potentially experienced anything like that. dr. sanjay gupta, appreciate it. thank you so much. mccain's surgery mean there's will not be a vote on the gop health care bill that had been scheduled for this week, and cnn just learned a much anticipated cbo score, the congressional budget office score, of this bill has also been delayed. mccain expressed reservations about the bill, which needs 50
of the 52 republican senators to pass, and this morning majority whip john cornyn said he expected a vote on the bill as soon as mccain returns. but at at least two gop senators thus far are still opposed. >> i think republicans have made repeated promises in elections leading up to now that we would, and we could, do better. i believe we will do better. this bill actually i think has gotten much better as a result of the discussions we've had amongst ourselves, and i think it's something that once we agree to, that we can sell to the american people as a better choice, than the officials of obamacare. >> there are about eight to 10 republican senators that have serious concerns about this bill. end of the day, i don't know whether or not it will pass, but i do know this -- we should not be making fundamental changes in a vital
safety net program on the books for 50 years. the medicaid program, without having a single hearing to evaluate what the consequences are going to be. that doesn't mean that there aren't problems with the medicaid program that need to be addressed. it doesn't mean that the aca doesn't have serious flaws. it does, but that's why we need to go through the normal committee process and get input from people on both sides of the aisle. >> i think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative republicans will discover it's not repeal and the more that everybody's going to discover it keeps the fundamental flaw of obamacare. it keeps the insurance mandates that cause the prices to rise. which chase young, healthy people out of the marketplace, and leads to what people call adverse selection. a sicker and sicker insurance pool and premiums keep rising through the roof. we promised voters for four elections. they elected us to repeal
obamacare and now we're going to keep the taxes, keep the regs, the subsidies and create a giant bailout superfund for the insurance companies? i just don't see it. >> all right. discuss this now with cnn political commentator jack kings stann also a senior former adviser to the trump campaign. and a cnn political commentator and democratic strategist, ana cabrera. eight to ten republican senators have serious concerns about this bill, susan collins spelled out the many reason shes is very reticent about it. tonal takes three "no" votes to kill the bill. in your view, is it going to be dead? >> i think they're going to get there. i've watched for many, many years. when the senators are circumstancircling the pool, eventually they'll get in it. the senate wouldn't be coming this close to the edge if they weren't going to move it through, with senator mccain out that buys both and both sides
will take advantage to push it further one way or the other, but i believe they're going to get there. i want to say as rand paul and many, many others have said, and as a republican who ran on repeal and replace many, many times, voted for it many, many time we have to do it. we republicans promised this, if we don't we're not showing a difference in voting republican or democrat. >> a couple things on that. everyone is wishing john mccain the best in his recovery post his procedure but just thursday john mccain said the revised, quoting "the revised senate health care bill does not include the measures i have been advocating for on behalf of the people of arizona." if he's already said, jack, he's not onboard, is this delay less of the fact that john mccain is unavailable and more of the fact they need more time to get more people onboard? >> well, you know, i've been thinking what would happen if a
democrat was out? i think that would change the math in a different direction and mr. mcconnell might move the bill forward, but it does give time to address what mr. mccain's issues are, just as they had addressed rob portman's issues with opioids, and other members who have issues on medicaid expansion, or subsidies for the young people who will be losing the mandate. you know, i think you just have to address it one by one. that's what paul ryan did in the house. but anytime you pick up one senator, you might lose another one, because it's moved to the left or moved to the right. or in some direction they don't like. >> and so, maria, we don't know what the cbo score is. no one does. we know it's going to be delayed. it was to be released tomorrow. is that in step with perhaps the reasoning behind this delay for mitch mcconnell's vote? >> well, we'll see, and what we have seen from the previous cbo
scores is that they are horrible for the prospects of this bill passing. because if eight to ten senators, as senator collins mentioned, are still very concerned about what this bill does, then i don't think they're going to get there. now, you know, i am not going to underestimate mcconnell. he's very good at this. so i'm not going to say it won't get there, but if there are still massive concerns from these senators and by the way, we haven't heard from one of the senators who is up next year in a blue state to which is senator dean heller, whose republican gorner does not like this bill, because they frankly know what, how detrimental it will be to the low-income constituents of that state and frankly, the low-income constituents of every state where this will be, and i don't agree with my friend jack that you have to do this, because you promised it. you don't have the to do this in this way, jack. and, in fact, what this bill is
showing country-wide is that at 12% maybe 17% popularity, is that it is at a third of popularity of what obamacare is today. i think what you do have to do is, and what you did promise the constituents is, that you would fix the health care system to make sure that it was going to be able to deliver good, quality health care at the lowest prices possible. democrats are ready and willing to work with the gop on this. that does not mean repealing obamacare and decimating medicaid taking $800 billion away and taking coverage away from millions and millions of low-income and middle-income americans. >> to your point about popularity of this republican plan, at least according to the latest gapup poll, six in ten democrats and one-third of independents strongly prefer obamacare. only 43% of republicans strongly are with the proposal. just to get it done for the sake
of getting done, jack, is not fulfilling the total promise. >> right. >> part of the promise was replacing it with something better. so if it's not better, then is that really a victory? >> exactly. >> a lot of base republican voters who would love to see it repealed, period, and not replaced. when you replace it, you are putting in more government subsidies and you still have a major role of the government. so a lot of us free market republicans would be happy just to have a repeal vote, but what we do know is that right now one-third of the counties in america only have one exchange. we know that insurance companies still are flocking out of these exchanges all over the country. we know instead of premiuming going down, $2,500 per family and barack obama promised have gone up. >> isn't that part of the challenge? how do you improve that scenario? >> i think that anything that gets more competition in it, what we're trying to do, and
another thing i want to say. remember, this is one leg of a three-pronged stool, because what we want to do is do this on the reconciliation process, but then come back with things like across state lines selling, a legislative package. maria, i haven't seen onedom offering an amendment and taken a serious role said, here i want to work with you on this. >> because democrats haven't been invited to the table, jack. >> they absolutely have. >> no, they have not. >> invited the day they were elected. there's no a selection. >> i feel redundant in -- >> i feel really redundant, though, because i feel whenever that comes up we also have to remind and heard it so many times from democrats who said we're not onboard with repealing but we are with helping to fix it. >> where is that bill? >> that's right. >> that's why we have this kind of impasse, seems. >> but you know what, fred, i want to address smith that my friend jack brings up. it is a constant republican talking point about how inshirs are fleeing the market.
ask insurers, ceos. >> reality. that's why it's a talking point. >> ask insurer ceos why they are fleeing the market. they will tell you, because of the trump administration's complete mishandling of this whole health care issue. because of the ins stability in the marketplace today. >> wait a minute, maria -- >> hang on. hang on. >> not one law has been changed. >> let mur finish her point. they blame the trump administration and no law needs change to -- hang on. let me finish. when you do not enforce the individual mandate, refuse to afterwards about the exchanges and when you refuse to give the insurers the low income subsidies they were promised so they can charge lower premiums, of course you're going to have insurers fleeing the market. your own republican -- >> nothing has change. >> up against a break. quick, jack, respond and we got to roll. >> it's the trump administration's fault.
>> what we know, it will get back to cbo in a minute. they predicted 4 million small businesses will, would enroll. 233,000 have. they said on the risk quarters, the subsidy for insurance companies, a that the federal government would net $8 billion. instead's federal government lost $8 billion. they said that -- said that 23 million would enroll. only 10 million have. that's all under existing obamacare law, why they getting out of the market. >> up to 90% of people -- >> i apologize maria and jack. wish we had more time's it's not over yet. jack and maria, we'll have you back and pick up where we left off. thank you so much for now and we'll be right back. david. what's going on? oh hey! ♪ that's it? yeah. ♪ everybody two seconds! ♪ "dear sebastian, after careful consideration of your application, it is with great pleasure that we offer our congratulations
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