tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN July 20, 2017 2:00am-2:57am PDT
>> donald trump jr. and paul manafort all called to testify before congress. what this all means after revelations of their secret meeting with the russian attorney and several others. >> god knows how this ends, not me. but i do know this. this disease has never had a a more worthy opponent. >> words of hope and encouragement for john mccain. the senator diagnosed with brain cancer. we have reporters this morning in washington, moscow, virginia and nevada on all our top stories. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. that's fair to say we all here at cnn are wishing john mccain and his family the very best. toughest guy out it there. >> several nailed it when they said cancer has never met a more worthy opponent. he's sacrificed everything for his country. ooii'm dave brigs. we start with the president.
lashing out at top and former officials all with connections to the russia investigation. in a staggering interview with the "new york times," the president says he would have picked someone else to be attorney general if he knew jeff sessions would recuse himself on russia related matters. the president also attacking former director james comey telling the times he thinks comey tried to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep his job. >> president trump also took aim at robert mueller saying it would be what he called a violation for mueller to start look iing into trump family finances. the president said this is about rush y. jeff zeleny begins coverage l this morning from the white house. >> there's no question that today is going to be filled with questions about the president's own words about his own attorney general. in an extraordinary interview posted last night on "the new york times" website, president trump was really deliverance
with the strongest words about someone who works for him. jeff sessions, who was one of his earliest supporters, the earliest senate republican to sign on to his campaign. the president expressing in no uncertain terms the displeasure for attorney general sessions recusing himself in the russia investigation. >> he should have never recuseded himself. if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before i took the job and i would have picked somebody else. >> he gave you no heads up? >> zero. so jeff sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, i then have -- which frankly i think is very unfair to the president. how do you take a job and recuse yourself. if e he would have recused himself before the job, i would have said thanks, but i'm not going to take it. >> the president going on to say
in that interview that i'm not under investigation. he said i have not done anything wrong. but clearly this russia investigation is at the top of his mind. it's what he spent a lot of time in his interrue about 50 minutes or so talking about this. >> jeff zeleny at the white house. a source familiar with sessions thinking says he has no intention of stepping down in the wake of the president's b comments about him to the times. >> he will speak in a press conference today at 10:00 a.m. eastern time alongside rod rose b stien. joining us to discuss all this, in washington and right here in new york, let me start with you. in the general overall narrative, this is made in america week when health care is supposed to be the central focus. this attorney brought in to focus the president and still
some discipline. the president said the word russia 27 times with the failing "new york times" who had been reporting on the fake news of russia for months now. what does it say about the focus of the president? >> he's going to respond to the questions asked, but it speaks to a larger picture of president trump, which he doesn't shy away from. toics that maybe are not advisable for him to talk about. and he probably could deflect the questions, but clearly this is something e he wants to talk about and expand on and certainly when this president feels under attack, he lashes out. he does not seem to have a reflex to let sol things go. so the combination of these issues continuing to be raised and sort of an open form for him to opine on him. >> you say, wow is the word that comes to mind.
it took him 14 words before he was bashing hillary clinton. it's as if the default position on all matters is to go back and relitigate the election. >> and russia now. >> this is almost the reverse deflection. no matter what the topic is, you find a a way to steer back to the things that are clearly. >> is that a hysterical fake news media that can't let russia go or the president and the white house that can't be transparent and get this off the page by putting everything out there. >> it's also a president who personally keeps coming back. he's railing with his aids and old friends he's calling back in new york on the phone. it seems he can't have three reporters into the oval office
and not spend the vast majority of it talking about the two topics. >> the headlines all has to be this jeff sessions part that he had chose b someone else had he known he was going to recuse himself. but getting back to before that, republicans called for jeff sessions to recuse himself from the russia investigation including senators rob portman, include iing the majority leade kevin mccarthy and daryl issa. where does that leave the attorney general jeff sessions and others in the administration e questioning how their decision makes goes moving forward. >> that's right, dave. one of the things i find remarkable about this piece of the the interview is trump sort of talks about it as if he recused himself from his job. and keep in mind, the attorney general does quite a bit of work including very aggressive change of direction in criminal justice
on president trump's immigration policies. jeff sessions is up kwoibt rnqu, but the dole breaker is he's not involved in the russia investigation and that's because after his confirmation, it became clear he did not disclose meetings he had with russian officials that took place during the campaign. that's why even his republican colleagues said he couldn't be involved in this particular issue anymore. that trump seems to undermine his agenda over this one particular piece of his job? >> and criticizing the man who is overe seeing the investigation into all of this. the special counsel, the president basically i guess you could say drawing a a red line saying keep my family out of it. >> i was looking at your finances and your family's finances unrelated to russia. is that a red line?
>> that would be a breach of -- >> i would say yes. >> what do you think of that? i would assume that everything is fair game in this investigation. this is why people don't like special counsels. >> i have a sense that line has already been crossed. we know that eric trump spoke what a huge investments were to the family business. what is it that explains this closeness between the russian governme
government. >> his son is scheduled to testify next week along with paul manafort and jared kushner. how significant should that testimony be next week should they all agree to testify, which they have not done yet. >> certainly the american public want. s to hear from them and hear how they explain not only taking this meeting which most politicians of any party agree if a foreign government comes to you with research, that's fundamentally different from the normal type of digging that politicians do into other candidates. not only is the question take ing the meeting, but why we didn't hear about it for over a year until some reporters began to dig it up. and then they went ahead on the record and began to confirm details not all at once but in drips and drabs. those are the questions that the american public did and senator who is are investigating that
you want to hear. >> i think it's not news flash they are critical, but lashing out, breaking publicly with one of his first supporters, someone who helped legitimize him with the republican base. >> and still does to that it day. >> that's a big head line. >> we are following breaking news regarding senator john mccain diagnose d with brain cancer. lab results to remove a blood clot last week and found the presence of a brain tumor. >> brain scans show the cancerous tissue has been completely removed, we're told. dr. sanjay gupta spoke exclusively with senator mccain's doctors. >> i was able to talk to his
doctors at the mayo clinic and got a better idea of what's transpired with his care. he had an operation the this past friday to remove a blood collection. we know the senator had been feeling fatigued for the last several months and complained about a bout of double vision. and that's what caused his doctors to get the scan of his brain in the first place. just over the last day now, they have found this information out about what caused this bleed in again. discussions now taking place between senator mccain and his doctors as to how to proceed next. when to proceed, what type of therapy in the form of chemo or radiation and how that's likely to happen. back to you. >> thanks.
senator mccain recovering amazingly well. according to a statement from his office, the 80-year-old's doctors showed no neurological signs. the news drawing stunned reaction across the political spectrum. president trump saying john mccain has always been a fighter. we send our thoughts and prayers to senator mccain and their entire family to get well soon. >> barack obama tweet iing abou his 2008 presidential opponent. john mccain is an american hero and oneover the bravest fighters i have ever known. give it hell, john. lindsey graham became emotional describing a phone call with him. >> we talked about five minutes. it's going to be a tough way forward, but i've been. through worse. and basically we started talking about health care and literally it went five minutes until he
turn turned away from what i think most people would have a hard time absorbing and focused on what he loves the best. so pray. i don't know. god knows how this ends, not me. i do know this. this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> senator mccain's wife cindy posted their wed iding picture inn sta it gram. her caption reading, he is my hero and i love him with all my heart. great american, tough fighter. and optimistic and positive person overall. >> find a person who sacrificed more for their country. >> we wish him well. we got your back. >> we are praying for you. the eighth person in the meeting with donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer has met with president trump before seen here in this 2013 video. now there are incriminating questions about his past. we're live in moscow with the details, next on "early start." (avo) come with us...
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a russian lawyer says she's willing to testify before the u.s. senate. in a text message, she tells us i'm ready if i will be provided with guarantee for my safety. it comes as more details emerge about the eighth person including links to a money laundering investigation. let's sort this out this morning with claire sebastian live in moscow. eight people in that meeting. we have heard from the attorney and now we're hearing more about the eighth individual. tell us what you know. >> this eighth man is a senior executive at a real estate firm. they are the people that were the root causes of this meeting in trump tower. donald trump jr., he was the one
that requested they meet with that russian lawyer. and he's sent to the meeting to be ab envoy for those two to check that it happened and provide support. . we know he's met with donald trump. this is the company that brought the miss universe pageant in 2013. he was pictured with donald trump in las vegas prior to that in 2013. but the reason why this is raising so many eyebrows that his presence in the meeting is because it wasn't disclosed until a week after the news of the meeting first broke, and b, he's been in the sights of the u.s. government before. 17 years ago the government accountability office conducted an investigation into the use of shell companies and bank accounts to move money through
the u.s. and he was one of those people who set up these companies. he's denied any wrong doing. he's never bye-bye charged with any crime. we know they have asked for more information. he's cooperating with them. >> he is cooperating. thank you. turning now to health care, president trump pushing senate republicans not to give up on obamacare repeal urging them to delay the august recess to pass the health care bill. at a white house luncheon, trump told republicans they must deliver on their it promise. two days after tweet iing that congress should repeal now and replace later. trump went back to calling for repeal and replace
simultaneously. listen. the best is repeal and replace and let's get going. i intend to keep my promise and i know you will too. we should repeal and replace and e we shouldn't leave town until this is complete. >> one source says the president invited rand paul golfing hitting that that would keep the senator off tv where he's been criticizing fellow republicans. listen to the president seeming to taunt dean helder. he was an early hold out against the bill. >> i was very surprised when i heard a couple of my friends, this was the one we were worried about. you're going to be there. he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?
>> they met to try to urge life back into the bill. be very skeptical. >> replace only bill is headed toward a vote next week. it would repeal obamacare in 2020 giving lawmakers until then to hash out a replacement. what would happen if they can't? the budget office estimates 32 million more people would be ununinsured by 2026. premiums would roughly double and here's the stunner. by that time three quarters of the population would live in areas where no insurers would participate in the individual market. they need stability to keep in these markets. they would have none in that case. >> obamacare is the law of the land. i can't stress enough how unbelievably critical this is. in three months it's open enrollment. 10 million people will be signing up for plans. 22 million people do not have
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he put better. late than never. but never late is better. team usa advancing to the gold cup semi finals last night, but it was not easy. especially for jozy. he appears to twist his nipple before the corner r kick. he understandably knocks him down. and moments later he bites him in the back of his shoulder. just not nice soccer. they would get the last laugh with the 2-0 win. college football season is right around the corner. this season oklahoma state's is campaigning to be the first punter ever to win the heisman trophy. check out his website. it looks like it's straight out of the year 1999.
it's got a rotating tag and a dancing baby. it's even got a picture of him with the dolphin that said animals love him and opponents hate him. and i have a heisman vote. i would have to say he's in my top three. >> you have a heisman vote. >> a career in marketing. >> i wonder if that was a project for a class or something. it's pretty cool. >> enjoy the open. thank you. "early start" continues right now with the latest from the trump white house. if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. >> president trump on a tear against officials connected to the russia investigation. comments both undermining his attorney general and warning the special prosecutor. >> donald trump jr. and jared kushner called to testify before
congress. what this all means after revelations of their secret meeting with the russian attorney and others. >> god knows how this ends, not me. but i do know this. this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> words of hope and encouragement across the political spectrum for senator john mccain. we have reporters on all of our top stories and all of us here are pulling tr the maverick. we're hoping he fights his way through this. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans. all with connections to the russia investigations, in an interview with the "new york times" the president says he would have picked someone else to be attorney general if he knew jeff sessions would recuse himself on russia-related matters. the president also attacking
former director james comey saying he tried to leverage a dossier of kprom miezing information on him in order to keep his job. >> president trump also took aim at special counsel robert mueller saying it would be what he called a violation for mueller to start it looking into trump family finances. the president said, look, this is about russia. jeff zeleny begins our coverage this morning from the white house. >> there's no question that it today is going to be filled with questions about the president's own words about his own attorney general. in an extraordinary interview posted last night president trump was deliverance with someone who works for him. attorney general jeff sessions, who was one of his earliest supporters. the president expressing his displeasure for jeff sessions
recusing himself in the russia investigation. >> sessions should have never recused himself. if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job. so jeff sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself and which frankly is very unfair to the president. how do you take a job and recuse yourself. >> the president going on to say i'm not under investigation. he said i've not done anything wrong. but clearly this russia investigation is at the top of his mind. it's what he spent a lot of time in that times interview talking
about this. >> jeff sessions along with rod will speak this morning at 10:00 a.m. in an unrelated event. we'll see they will be asked questions a about this interview. >> joining us is todd kol pin here. >> we can put up this video of jeff session asks one of the earliest supporters with the make america great again hat. pledging his support here. he is a long time senator with a very strong support in the republican base. >> really went out on a limb. >> he gave legitimacy as a president. the president to say look, if i had known he was going to recuse, i would have wiped my hands. >> it's stunning.
while we hear in this sessions does not intend to resign very eager to hear what he says at 10:00. i do wonder whether the president is setting you up. the president has the power to replace him. the cabinet secretaries do not have contracts. they serve the president's pleasure. and you got to think listening and comb tlug the remarks of the president in the times interview whether he intends to say maybe we'll get a new attorney general who cannot recuse himself, who can perhaps remove mueller. it doesn't take paranoia to play out some of those possibilities. >> and getting back to the recusal of jeff sessions from the russia investigation, republicans were calling for it ahead of time. the majority leader and daryl issa has been 100% supportive of president trump. is it fair to the the words of the president to look back on
jeff sessions having recused himself from the investigation or any other way for him to go. >> certainly not after his confirmation hearings and that process. he said there were no meetings with russians and then after he had been confirmed there was sol disclosure that there had been some side meetings with russian officials. that was definitely the nail in the coffin b for many who called on him to recuse himself. in addition that he was a part of the campaign. he was very close throughout the campaign. and that also gave people some pause as to whether he could oversee or appropriately an investigation of this nature. but certainly it may seem to set up a firing, but keep in mind, if trump were to try to replace his attorney general, that means another round of confirmation hearings and i'm sure he's get ing advice that the white house want. s to go through that again. >> for those loyal to the
president, you wonder how they feel reading that in the paper and what that does. especially as he's tries to convince some of these senators to move his way on health care reform. he's so quick to dump a supporter, what does that mean? let's take a welcome at what he said about mueller, the special counsel. and where the line is on what he's looking into in terms of the russia probe. >> he was look at your family's finances. is that a red line? >> would that be a breach of what his -- >> i would say yes. >> don't look at the family finances. >> he had the best line on this. don't look in the trunk, officer. maybe you and i both understand that it line. but just as a practical matter, first of all, we already know that the mueller's investigators
are poking around the financial relationships between the trump business and russians over the years. so if that's a red line, i got to tell you at least the toes are across it at this point. >> what about the focus of the president on this made in america week where health care, the nation's health care hangs in the balance. what does it say about the focus of the president of the united states when he derives this is the failing "new york times" and all this russia story as fake news and says the word russia 27 times in a single interview. >> look, let's talk about what he could have said. asked about jeff sessions, he could have said jeff sessions is overhauling our criminal justice system. and taking it to sanctuary cities. heavy could have said that. asked about health care, he could have talked atten length about what he. wants to see the senate do. this is what politicians do.
they take a question and move it towards their agenda. and advance the narrative that they want. trump has shown himself very willing to really just play into whatever fights he perceives he's in. and granted he advertised himself as a counter puncher. that's what the voters who voted for him voted for. they should absolutely feel like they are getting what they vote ed for. but you're right. the white house is trying to come up with these themed weeks to advance his agenda. trump is not necessarily giving them a lot of help when given the opportunity. >> how this russia story has morphed and moved, the president still clearly upset with james comey and his fired fbi director. they told him about the dossier to make clear he had something to hold over the president. in my opinion, he shared it so i would think he had it out there.
as leverage, yeah, i think so. in retrospect. i think it bears repeating what comey has said about that dossier of inkril ncriminating information and why they thought it was important for the president to know about it. >> i didn't want him thinking that i was briefing to hang it over him in some way. i was briefing him on it because we had been told by the media it was about to launch. we don't want to be keeping that from him. he need ed to know this was beig said. i was very keen not to leave him with an impression the bureau was trying to do something to him. >> i think it's pretty clear that dossier full of some would say garbage bothered the president and comey bothered the president and still does.
>> and that's part of what gets him into trouble is as things come out over time, his version of what he thinks happened or his interpretation of what happened evolves. so i think we're seeing another example of that and it really shows he can't let it go. e he made a very final decision in letting comey go. but clearly he's still lingering over every step of that process. and thinking about it still. >> we recommend the full transcript of the interview. it is available. they characterized the president's words as garbled 15 times in one interview. thank you both. >> that's from the transcript. >> that's their words, not mine. 15times. we are following breaking news this morning regarding senator john mccain diagnosed
with brain cancer. lab results to remove a blood clot last week confirmed the presence of a brain tumor. >> brain scans following surgery to remove a blood clot show the tissue has been removed. dr. sanjay gupta spoke exclusively with senator mccain's doctors. >> with john mccain's permiss n permission, i was able to talk to his doctors at the mayo clinic and got a better idea of what's transpired with his care. he had an operation this past friday to remove a blood collection within his brain just above his left eye. we now know that that it blood collection was caused by a type of brain tumor. this is a primary brain tumor that's quite adegrees i-and will acquire further treatment. the senator had been feeling fatigued for the last several months and complained about an intermittent bout of double
vision and that's what caused doctors to get the scan in the first place. they have found this information out about what caused this bleeding. discussions now taking place between senator mccain and doctors how to proceed next, when to proceed, what type of therapy and how that's likely to happen. >> the 80-year-old's doctors said e he showed no neurological problems before or after the operation. the news drawing a stunned reaction across the political spectrum. president trump saying, senator john mccain has always been a fighter. we send our thoughts and prayers to senator mccain, cindy and their entire family. get well soon. >> barack obama tweeting about his opponent in the 2008 presidential election. john mccain is an american hero and one of the bravest fighters
i've ever known. cancer did you want know what it's up against. give it hell, john. lindsey graham became emotional. he's his closest friend in the senate. >> we talked about five minutes. it's going to be a tough way forward, but i have been through worse. basically we started talking about health care and literally it went five minutes until he turn ed away from what i think most people would have a hard time absorbing and focused on what he loves the best. so pray. god knows how this ends, not me. but i do know this. this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> senator mccain's wife posting their wedding picture on instagram. her caption, he's my hee e row and i love him with all my heart. the years of covering politics, this is a guy who is a class act. after september 11th, we opened up the stock exchange and people
were afraid that the economy was going to crash. and the airline industry was going to go out of business. and i got to tell you he stood there on the floor of the stock exchange and told everyone privately and publicly, we're america. we are going to get through it. we're going to be fine. we're going to make it. it was just little pep talks like that that mayde everybody n the midst of that horrible event just kind of take a deep breath, reset and move forward. we hope the best for him. >> the maverick has really returned in recent weeks. president trump is promising u.s. manufacturers he will protect workers by slashing regulations. >> we have gotten rid of regulations and a lot more are coming. we have requirements we're not allowed to do it until certain date, but they are coming as fast as those dates come. >> the president pledges to give a level playing field by renegotiating trade deals
including nafta. his hatred of nafta was a core campaign theme and his promise to gut it. the first round of talks to renegotiate has a start date of august 16th. the white house's wish list includes cutting the trade deficit with mexico. we have a surplus with khcanadat the moment. also raising labor standards that was in the tpp that he didn't want to join. hopefully making mexican workers more expensive for u.s. firms. trump blames nafta for an exodus of jobs to mexico. remember carrier? candidate trump railed against this indiana factory for shipping production to mexico. most recently it announced it was laying off 1400 workers. the president struck a deal to save those jobs. the victory wasn't complete. carrier is going to lay off more than 300 workers today and still plans to shift some of its work to mexico. so some of those jobs were retained and saved, but not all
of them. you still have 300 families here. >> in recent polling, what's the one reason kwlou you support donald trump? because he saves american jobs. not the supreme court, but that's the primary issue. ahead, that eighth person in the meeting with donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer has met with the president before. now more incriminating questions about his past. more live in moscow, next on "early start." dad: flash drives? yup. that's dad taking care of business. laptop setup? yup. but who takes care of dad? office depot, office max. this week, all hp ink, buy one get one 30% off. ♪ taking care of business they always refer to me as master sergeant. buy one get one 30% off. they really appreciate the military family, and it really shows. we've got auto insurance, homeowners insurance. had an accident with a vehicle, i actually called usaa before we called the police. usaa was there hands-on
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the russian lawyer that met with donald trump jr. tells cnn she's willing to testify before the u.s. senate. she says, quote, i'm ready if i will be provided with guarantees for my safety. it comes as new details e emerge about the eighth person at the meeting in june 2016. an eighth person with potential links here to a money laundering investigation. cnn international correspondent claire sebastian is live for us with the very latest.
walk us through who the eighth person is and what we know about him. >> right, he is a soviet born u.s. citizen and a senior executive at a real estate company. it's owned by the father-son e duo. according to his publicist, he was the one that requested that donald trump jr. hold that meeting in trump tower with the russian lawyer. also because he's the firm that helps donald trump bring the miss universe pageant to moscow. these have become fairly close associates of the trump family. and he himself in his capacity as an executive has met with donald trump before he was pictured with him in 2013 in las vegas. part of the preparations for bringing that miss universe pageant to moscow.
his lawyer says that he was at that meeting in trump tower as an envoy and there to just make sure the meeting happened and provide any kind of logistical support they might need. it's raising questions and not just because it took more than a week to come out that he was there after the original views of the meeting were over because there was an investigation 17 years ago in the u.s. into companies in the u.s. and their bank accounts. it was uncovered set up around 2,000 companies and associated bank accounts and used them to move more than a billion dollars of money through the u.s. he called it a poster child for that practice. he's now cooperating with special counsel investigators. >> o.j. simpson back in the news
again. find out later today if e he will leave prison early. the former football star has a hearing before. the nevada board of parole. he was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping. stemming from a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers at a las vegas hotel. ashleigh banfield from our sister network hln has a preview. >> a big day here in nevada. this is where the parole commissioners of nevada meet every day and hear thousands of cases of prisoners that want parole. but today is one very special prisoner. it's prisoner o.j. simpson who will be plead iing his case to them after nine years of living with the correctional facility. he will sit down in his prison blues and he'll beg to be let out and say i have been a model prisoner and done everything right. i have never had an infraction
here. i have done all the programs and taken the education and eded a milted my guilt for that robbery and that's really exactly what prisoners are supposed to do if they want parole. it will take four votes of yes for those commissioners to actually be a unanimous decision and be the majority on the board. it's not on the record what they discuss. it should come 20 minutes later and all wrapped up within about an hour. hard to believe after nine years of being ab inmate. that's all it will take to decide whether he should walk among us. let's get a check on the cnn money stream. big corporate profits sending big stock market moves. global markets and wall street are higher.
record highs for stocks. chafs expected. the profit growth was the best in years. expect more earnings today from e bay. they all report. apple, google and microsoft are sitting on $464 billion in cash. most of it is stashed overseas. apple alone holds $250 billion in cash. that's according to a new report. all told companies are hoarding 0% of that overseas of $1.84 trillion. which is why the trump administration proposes a one-time tax holiday to bring that cash home. it thoushows you how well they done in their business models in the financial recovery. united airlines is learning from its high profile customer service debacle. the company faced a huge
backlash after injuring a passenger. major reforms now for the ij company and involuntary bumps are down 85%. the latest earnings call said despite the pr nightmare, united customers are forgiving. sales grew last quarter. thank you for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm dave brigz. president trump with harsh words. . "new day" has their hands full now. >> sessions should have never recused himself. i would have picked somebody else. >> this is a president who believes everybody is out to get him. >> it seems hard to believe that that was really the topic of conversation. >> he's obsess ed with russia. this is a battle between an outsider and a whole city full of insiders. >> that operation that he had on fr