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refugee, immigration and gun control. and one analysis i saw, was it two-thirds ought issues that the russian ads focused on were race, zeroing in on race, "early start" begins right now at 5:00 eastern time. politics can make us silence when we should speak and silence can equal complicity. i will not be complicit or silent. >> devastating, untruthful, debasing this country? what does it mean for the future of conservativism and the gop? plus, the clinton campaign and the dnc had a hand in that dossier of allegations about president trump and russia. what role did they play? we'll take a look at that and also this extraordinary day on capitol hill. have we ever seen anything like
it? >> of day is extraordinary, i will say, but yesterday was somethi something. >> good morning. >> it is wednesday, october 25th. exactly 5:00 a.m. a rare scathing attack on a sitting president from members of his own party. republican senators jeff flake of arizona and bob corker of tennessee, both free now from the constraints of a re-election bid, both unloading on president trump. flake blunt and emotional on the senate floor, saying he regrets the compromised state of america's moral authority and his own complicity in what he calls an alarming and dangerous state of affairs. >> the personal attacks be, the threats against principles, freedoms and institution, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency, the reckless provocations mt often for the pettiest and most personal reasons, reasons having nothing
whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people that we have been elected to serve. none of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal. >> astounding really. senator flake making the stunning announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018. that development coming after the president reignited his twitter war with senator corker, belittling the tennessee lawmaker while falsely claiming he supported the iran nuclear deal. the president's tweets drawing this response from cork. quote, same untruths from an utterly untruthful president, #alertthedaycarestaff . >> corker spoke to us on tuesday. >> i don't know why he holds himself to such a low, low standard. >> do you regret supporting him in the election? >> let's put it this way, i
wouldn't do that again. >> you wouldn't support him again? >> no way. he's proven himself unable to rise to the occasion. >> do you think he's a role model to children in the united states? >> no. >> you don't? >> no, absolutely not. >> wow. the white house dismissing the criticism from senators corker and flake. press secretary sarah sanders calling their comments, quote, petty and even applauding flake's decision not to seek re-election. >> i certainly think history is going to look at this president as somebody who helped defeat isis, who built an economy that's stronger than it's been in several decades, who brought unemployment to a 16-year low, who's created over 1.7 million jobs since being elected. i think those are the things people actually care about. not some petty comments from senator corker and senator flake. i think they're a lot more concerned about the big policy initiatives this president is driving. >> president trump was able to sidestep this feud with fellow republicans with a lunch with party senators on tuesday. in fact, he tweeted his
satisfaction with his, quote, multiple standing ovations, in case you were wondering. that lunch was before flake's speech on the senate floor. >> standing ovations. let's go live to washington and bring in zach wolf, digital director of cnn politics. great to see you. this is stunning n a year that has been day after day of extraordinary revelations. have we ever seen anything like we saw what happened on tuesday? >> not me, i haven't. i was kind of stunned sitting at my desk yesterday watching that jeff flake speech, in particular when he went to the senate floor. he was really giving a message not only to people but to his colleagues, to his republican colleagues saying, you guys, it's time to really stop and look at what's going on here. now, of course, the thing we have to remember about both flake and corker is that they're now both retiring, so they essentially don't have anything to lose. flake himself might have essentially been retired. he wanted to seek re-election.
that's kind of an asterisk to take with these bombs they're throwing on the way out the door. it will be interesting to see what they do over the coming months. are they going to start rejecting his policies? that's something that neither of these men has done. they've both been pretty -- voted with him in pretty much lock step. >> they're on the way out the door but there's 14 months. they have tax reform the president is saying, he wants major tax cuts. what is the future of corker if you want to get the republican agenda through? >> we talked about this a couple times on this program. i'm not going to look for strategy in what they do. they need friends on capitol hill. they can work on one thing at a time essentially and right now
it's tax reform. they may be able to pick up a few democrats. i didn't hear flake or corker say they were definitely going to oppose tax reform. that's a different story line. certainly talking about the rhetoric and saying we're not going to be silent about this anymore. that's an important thing. and it's kind of a remarkable one. >> what does it say that the president got standing ovations, according to his tweet, and that jeff flake got a tepid, mild, a few applause in the senate. >> flake wrote a book opposing trump. he's on the vanguard saying i'm want going to lay down for this rhetoric and this president. that said, there's a lot of republicans up there who are going to seek re-election in the coming years under this president.
so, you know, again, his message yesterday, i think, was to his colleagues and they still have an agenda. mitch mcconnell is going to work with president trump every day, you know, trying to enact tax reform. >> zach, stick with us because we to want talk about this story, too. sources tell cnn a law firm and did the nc campaign helped fund opposition research that led to that dossier on donald trump. the firm retained fusion gps, that's the name for research services, "the washington post" which first broke this says fusion, in turn, hired this guy, former british intel officer, christopher steele, whose research makes up the dossier. >> cnn reported the research was funded by anti-trump republicans during the primaries and democrats began paying the research firm later on. white house press secretary sarah sanders responding to the news with this tweet. the real russia scandal, clinton
campaign fade for the fake dossier then lied about it and covered it up. >> that tweet based on reporting from the washington pose, even though sanders said this about the paper just hours earlier >> as i've said many times earlier, i wouldn't use "the washington post" as my source, jeff, you should know that. >> having it both ways from the podium. zach, i wanted to get your thoughts on this development yesterday. >> you know, there are no angels in this political business, clearly. the clinton campaign, i think, would have done anything it could to defeat trump, you know, as most campaigns would. we know republican firms paid, you know, this firm. now it turns out the clinton campaign or at least their law firm contributed some money be to it. it's hard to keep this russia thing untangled in my mind. i spend every day thinking about it. you got to go back all the way to the beginning. this dossier and what was one of the things that really fueled
that started everyone peeling back the onion of the russia investigation. so, this is a really important thing. that said, i think there's a distinction between potentially colluding with the foreign government and searching for dirt on somebody. that's something we need to remember. >> opposition -- >> yeah, opposition research. >> it's dirty business. >> it's a filthy business. >> more to talk with you in about 20 minutes. thanks, zach wolf. a big win for the financial industry. the senate killing a bill making it easier for consumers to sue banks. this is a major development really under president trump here. the vice president, mike pence, casting the tie-breaking vote last night. gone now are consumer protection fuel forced arbitration clauses. this is the fine print. banks, financial institutions tuck this clause into their contracts and it basically gives them the power, not consumers. it forces customers to resolve any disputes they have outside the court system. it blocks them from banning
together in class-action lawsuits. they call it an overstep by the consumer financial protection bureau chief richard, they say they benefit trial lawyers not consumers. consumer advocates disagree, they say arbitration favors companies. victims of wells fargo have had trouble suing because of the arbitration clauses there. trump has vowed to loosen regulations on wall street. this is the administration's most significant victory in, you know, loosening regulations for wall street yet. pence calling it a win for everyday consumers. the cfpb issued this back in july. it found customers struggled to open arbitration cases against their banks. the banks and the financial industry has all the power and leverage. >> interesting to pose this as a good news for the everyday consumer. >> yeah, i mean, it's not -- >> great news for the bank. >> it's not siding with the banks is not the normal populism
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complicit. >> devastating, debags the country, withering criticism levelled at the president of the united states from senators of his own party. what does it mean for the future of conservativism and for the republican party? and the clinton campaign and the dnc had a hand in that dossier, allegations about president trump and russia. what role did they play? welcome back to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it was an extraordinary day in the politics. we start with the us pren dented attack from members of his own party. jeff flake of arizona and bob corker of tennessee, both free from the constraints of a re-election bid unloading on president trump. flake blunt and emotional on the senate floor, saying he regrets the compromised state of america's moral authority and his own complicity in what he calls a, quote, alarming and dangerous state of affairs.
>> the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms and institution, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency. the reckless provocations mostly for the pettiest reasons, reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people we have been elected to serve. none of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal. >> senator flake making the stunning announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018. that development coming after the president reignited his twitter war with senator corker, belittling the tennessee lawmaker while falsely claiming he supported the iran nuclear deal. the president's tweets coming from the president, the same
untruths from an utterly untruthful president. alert the day care staff. >> i don't know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard and de bases our country in the way he does but he does. >> do you regret supporting him in the election? >> let's put it this way. i would not do that again. >> you wouldn't support him again? >> no way. he's proven himself unable to rise to the occasion. >> do you think he's a role model to children in the united states? >> no. >> you don't? >> no, absolutely not. >> six remarkable minutes of interview there. the white house is dismissing the scathing criticism from both the senators. press secretary sarah sanders calling the comments petty and even applauding flake's decision not to seek re-election. >> i certainly think history is going to look at this president as somebody who helped defeat isis, who built an economy that was stronger than it's been in several decades, who brought unemployment to a 16-year low,
who's created over 1.7 million jobs since being elected. i think those are the things people actually care about. not some pet qul comments from senator corker and senator flake. and i think they're a lot more concerned about the big policy initiatives this president is driving. >> president trump was able to sidestep his feud with republican senators during a lunch with them on tuesday. in fact, he tweeted his satisfaction with his, quote, multiple standing ovations. but that lunch was before flake's speech on the senate floor. they had a little meatloaf, did they, at this lunch, which is intended to celebrate unity in the republican party. >> let's go live to washington and bring in zach wolf, cnn digital director from cnn. those are the optics, a president saying he got standing ovations, talking about tax cuts, and these remarkable on the record comments from two sitting senators. you know, what -- what's the way
guard here for the gop? >> well, that's a great question. i would point out we did see the two scathing -- the floor speech and the interview. we didn't lay eyes on the standing ovations that he tweeted about. keep that in mind. but, you know, the way forward for jeff flake and bob corker, they have 14 months left in office. what are they going to do with that? sort of dismantle this trump presidency? are they going to vote against the republican agenda? i think those are open questions. i don't think they can be counted on as votes in a way that they once could. so, that's an important dynamic here. president trump, its not often the president comes up to capitol hill to sort of hat in hand trying to get senators on bother with his agenda. and i think it speaks to the sort of position of weakness they are in when it comes to tax reform, which is the next big thing that they have to do. >> and could be weakened in the
future if they lose this slim majority in 2016. corker also told manu, i think the debasement of our nation will be what this president will be remembered for. what will corker and flake be remembered for? let's consider that flake is at 18% approval in arizona. that's the context here. >> right. i mean, you know, he's making the decision to retire before likely having been retired in a primary. it's not like -- it's just an important thing to keep in mind when you consider flake kind of bomb-throwing on his way out. he was, you know, made this stand against president trump much earlier when he wrote a book, very critical of the white house. he makes this statement but you have to remember, he probably would have lost his re-election bid. so, that might take a little bit out of it in the long run. >> so, what is the view from the -- from sitting senators who are going to run for
re-election? yesterday there was this remarkable exchange between wolf blitzer and senator jim reich of idaho. >> when he lies about something and you know it's a lie, shouldn't you speak out? >> that's your job. >> you're a united states senator, a co-equal branch of the united states government. >> if i went around criticizing a statement that was made by the president or any one of my fellow senators or any one of my -- or any of the congressmen up here or people in idaho who hold public office and i stood up and talked every time they talked and said, i don't like this, don't like, that i'm -- i'd be busy all day long. >> what do you make of that? does it mean maybe senators flake and corker are the outliers here? >> yeah. well, i think the lesson for a sitting senator is if you go to war with the white house, as flake and corker did, you probably won't be a senator for very much longer if you have an election campaign coming up.
trump still has great power in the -- you know, in the base of the republican party. he has steve bannon out there, who's agitating for primaries against pretty much every senator, republican senator running for re-election. it's dangerous politically to stand up to the white house. jeff flake was very clear about that chris called this jeff flake's kamikaze mission. he's making a big statement but he's also not going to be in the chamber next year. if you're a senator, the first thing for most of them is self-preservation and standing up to trump does not equal that. >> but, i mean, corker, flake, mccain, they'll be there for 14 months. that's a long time. the entirety of the legislation that he'll need for another run will be during that time. i want to move on to this hillary clinton news. something the president has not tweeted yet at 5:37.
certainly when he does it will be about this news, the dnc and clinton campaign helped fund research that led to this infamous dossier through this gps company, basic fusion gps. basically it's opposition research. a washington post story cnn can confirm. how significant is this news? >> it's a big deal. it's one of the things that kicked off the news of this dossier helped kick off the entire russian investigation that has, you know, turned into this onion peeling back and the bob mueller investigation, you can tie it back in some way to this opposition research. that's one of the first things we sort of learned about. it's kind of remarkable that the clinton campaign knowingly or not helped fund this through their law firm. they have not shared that information, even though we're hip-deep into figuring out what
happened with russia. you know, they kind of decided not to tell anybody that, which i think is really interesting. you know, yeah, it's hard to keep track of all this. it certainly doesn't help. >> it shows you just how dirty the research business is. republicans started it -- >> funded it. >> and democrats paying for it, too. sarah sanders said, clinton campaign paid for the fake dossier and lied about it and covered it up. she has a link to a maggie hiberman from "the new york times" with washington post link. earlier in the day, hours earlier, she had -- well, do we have that sound bite? let's play what she said a couple hours earlier. >> as i've said many times before, i wouldn't use "the washington post" as my source, jeff. you should know better than that. >> that was jeff zeleny talking about a fact-check of the corker and not supporting the iran deal. trying to have it both ways.
this is clearly going to be -- this will be a talking point for the white house today. >> absolutely. it shows you there's a lot we don't know what went on with election during the election year. >> in this case, they want their fake news and quote it, too. it's the cake analogy, nice job by sarah sanders. thanks, we appreciate it. >> that's pretty clever. the senate killing a rule making it easier for consumers to sue banks. it's a major wall street win under the trump administration. the vice president, mike pence, cast the tie-breaking vote last night. gone now is a consumer financial protection bureau rule that would ban forced arbitration clauses. this is the fine print, right? the banks, credit cards and other financial companies tuck into their contracts so when you use their credit card, you give away your right to sue them. it forces you to resolve
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and what does all this mean for the united states? cnn's matt rivers live in beijing with the answers. hi, matt. >> hey, dave. it's kind of an open-ended question at this point but something the u.s. should be paying attention to. over the last week, something called the party congress going on here in china, happens every five years, very important point where china sets up the political leadership for the next five years. we saw xi jinping completed a power grab that he has been working on for five years, his first term. he's garned enough political power for us to say that he has really collected that kind of political capital in a way that we haven't seen since mao dong, decades ago, founder of communist china. he did that by getting his name enshrined in the constitution, only one to do that is chairman
mao. the committee of seven people that make the majority of political decisions for china. on that committee, only xi jinping allies. why are we telling you all this? why does it matter for u.s./china relations? now we know xi jinping is going to be in power until at least 2022. given that on that standing committee there's no successors that appear to be in heir-apparent. about two weeks from now, donald trump making his first state visit here to china. he will be meeting for some very high-stakes diplomacy with xi jinping. xi jinping will be coming into that meeting very, very confident, his domestic situation is secure. donald trump facing a bit more instability on the home front. >> a bit more instability, indeed. matt rivers, huge statement, thanks. president trump is expected to sign a senate-approved $36.5 billion aid package for wildfire and hurricane relief.
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>> i'm dave briggs. two republicans with harsh rebukes muof the president. senator jeff flake is on "new day." bob corker also on "new day". we must stop pretending the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. >> when he lies about something and you know it's a lie, shouldn't you speak up? >> that's your job. >> this is a fight for the heart and soul of the republican party. >> i don't know why he lowers himself and debases our country. >> all this stuff you see on a daily basis on twitter this, twitter that, forget about it. >> his coalition to get things passed is now in some jeopardy. >> bob mueller's team has corroborated the fact of the dossier. >> there's a lot of motivations in the white house to distract a little bit here. >> why did they spend a year coveringt