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the house arrest conditions for both paul manafort and rick gates. manafort is the president's former campaign chief. gates also worked for the campaign. the judge says their attorneys hadn't filed the proper motions for her to make a decision. the two men were just indicted monday for conspiracy and money laundering, each faces millions of dollars in bail. as well documents reveal federal investigators are worried about them being a flight risk after discovering three passports foreman a fort. also just in a new poll finds 49% of americans think it's likely donald trump committed a crime in connection with possible russian attempts to influence the election. 44% there say that is unlikely. more on that in just a second. but first, we want to go live to the white house rose garden. the president and republican controlled congress celebrating
a banner today day. not just one but two big announcements today in the tie that binds their party, the economy. so in just a couple of moments there in the rose garden president will nominate the new federal reserve chair. two senior officials say jerome powell will replace janet yellen and lead the central bank. so yellen term is ending. another big development is tax plan which they call the largest set of reforms since 1986. you see house speaker there sitting to the president's right paul ryan. actually before he was there, he spoke with our phil mattingly saying that the tax cuts and jobs act will ultimately help bring down the national debt. >> you can't fix your fiscal problems if you don't have a growing economy. if people aren't going to work and paying taxes. that's why a key part of our
agenda is getting this economy growing faster and giving people peace of mind and bigger paychecks, that's good for everybody. >> but on its face does debt matter to americans? >> yeah, and in order to get it down you have to control entitlements. they couldn't pass the health care bill, but we also have to grow the economy. this is a key component of our debt reduction efforts which is growing the economy. >> let's go to jim acosta senior white house correspondent there for the announcement. but first on taxes we heard the president say that he is hoping for a christmas deadline to get this whole tax reform approved. >> reporter: that's right, brooke. president wants quit work on this tax reform plan that was unveiled by house republicans earlier today. and as you say we expect the president to come out and announce jerome powell federal
reserve of governors replacing janet yellen. this will be the first time in years that a president has decided to forego a second term for a sitting chairman of the federal reserve. but jerome powell is pektsed to continue some of the policies as janet yellen. but speaking of policies they have been focused on that in the white house. as you mentioned earlier today the president was welcoming gop lead tours tax about the new tax reform plan. tan the president at one point held up a prop suggesting that most americans will be able to file their taxes on single sheet of paper. here's what happened. >> most americans will be able to file taxes on a single sheet of paper. what do you think about that, kevin? are you still there? or is it going to be a paper and a half? >> here. >> wow. >> postcard. >> great job. thank you very much. i didn't know i was going to be
given a prop. >> that is my only copy. >> don't lose it. >> reporter: and of course that single piece of paper, brooke, looked to be about the size of a christmas card. so perhaps there is a theme here. the president and house republicans are of course hoping to get a big legislative achievement done by the end of the year. they hope this is it. we should also mention, brooke, we don't expect the president to take questions announcing jerome powell to be the new federal reserve. he was asked a few questions with that meeting, i tried to ask the president whether or not the comments on the new york terror case, the death penalty, whether that has jeopardized that investigation. the president did not weigh in on that. and the national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster was also asked about this by my college sara murray in the white house a while tag.
the white house running away from the question. but the president making remarks on immigration during that meeting with house republicans saying he wants to end the lottery system. but at this point, brooke, not really weighing in and talking about, when asked, about those tweets that he posted earlier in the day and last night about this investigation up in new york city, brooke. >> i heard your voice, jim, keep shouting those questions. jim acosta for us at the white house ahead of the rows ceremony. we'll talk about mr. powell and the tax plan in a second. but jim mentioned the new york terror attack so cnn has this new video. gut wrenching to watch here. shows the aftermath from the suspect's crash into a school bus. here it is. >> stuck in here. stuck behind it. >> are you okay? >> oh, my god, oh, my god.
hey, can you call 911? oh, my god. >> oh, my god. okay. i need an ambulance right here. right here. the guy t-boned. >> i am happy to report though despite the pictures that everyone inside that school bus was safely rescued. school officials say one child and one adult do remain in the hospital and recovering from surge rhythm as for the suspect, prosecutors say he was so devoted to isis that he asked to fly the group's flag in his hospital room because he was so proud of his deadly acts. they claim he had been planning this attack for a year. he has been charged with multiple federal offenses but didn't enter a plea during his first court appearance. meantime new jersey neighbors are talking and they are telling cnn exactly what they know about him and his activities in the weeks leading up to tuesday
afternoon's attack. so for that let's go to athena joan our national correspondent there live in paterson, new jersey. you talked to these neighbors. what did they share with you? >> reporter: hi, brooke,that's right. we have been talking to neighbors. i dpo want to mention what we saw three hours one uniform police officer knocking on doors trying to talk to other folks in this neighborhood. also about a dozen people in plain clothes who were doing the same thing, broke up into smaller groups as well, to canvas this area, knocking on several doors of this apartment building behind me where sayfullo saipov lived with his wife and three children. i want to mention though a neighbor we talked to yesterday, carlos b carlos, talked about seeing a home depo truck parked in and around this area where i'm standing over the last couple of weeks. you mention in the criminal complaint. >> athena i have to cut you off. here is the president of the united states.
>> thank you very much. please. i'm pleased to welcome members of the cabinet, members of congress, and distinguished guests to the white house rose garden this afternoon. also, i went to welcome the chairman of the senate banking committee who has done an incredible job, mike crepo. where is mike? great job. appreciate it. as president, there are a few decisions more important than nominating leaders of integrity hand good judgment to hold trusted positions in public office. and few of those trusted positions are more important than the chairman of the federal reserve. accordingly, it is my pleasure and my honor to announce my nomination of jer em poweome po
be the next chairman of the federal reserve. congratulations. >> thank you. >> jay is joined here by his wife, lisa and two sisters monica and elizabeth and i say congratulations to you all. please, take that bow, please, you deserve it. thank you very much for being here. >> today is another important milestone on the path to restoring economic opportunity for the american people. in just a short time we have already made incredible strides. unemployment is at its lowest level in more than 16 years. you know that very well. you know that very well. you are happy about it. we have now had back to back quarters of 3% growth. a major accomplishment. and we are doing better and better every single week. but if we are to sustain all of
this tremendous economic progress, our economy requires sound policy and prudent oversight of our banking system. that is why we need strong, sound and steady leadership at the united states federal reserve. i have nominated jay to be our next federal chairman. and it's so important because he will provide exactly that type of leadership. he is strong. he's committed. he's smart. and if he is confirmed by the senate, jay will put his considerable talents and experience to work leading our nation's independent central bank, which has the critical responsibility to set monetary policy and banking system as a whole. there are a few more important positions than this, believe me,
in our government. jay has served on the federal reserve board of governors since 2012. during his five years at the fed, jay has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues for his hard work, expertise, and judgment. he has proven to be a consensus builder for the sound mon tarry policy he believes in. based on his record i am confident that jay has the wisdom and leadership to guide our economy through any challenges that our great economy may face. jay has earned the respect of members of congress straight across party lines. for each of his appointments to the fed, the senate confirmed jay with strong support from members of both parties.
that's unusual. i hope the senate will swiftly confirm him once again. jay will also bring to the fed a unique background of prior government service and business experience. he previously served as under secretary at the department of treasury in the administration of president george hw bush. and just like william the longest serving in the country, he will bring real world perspective to our government. as a result he understands what it takes for our economy to grow. and just as importantly he understands what truly drives american success. the innovation, hard work, and dreams of the american people. i also want to thank the current
chair, fed chair, janet yellen, a wonderful woman who has done a terrific job. we have been working together for ten months. and she is absolutely a spectacular person. janet, thank you very much. we appreciate it. for the past four years, she has served with dedication and devotion. and we are grateful for her total commitment to public service. the federal reserve is one of the most important institutions in our government. it is respected all around the world. and it's crucial to our economic prosperity. i am confident that with jay as a wise stewart of the federal reserve, it will have the leadership it needs in the years to come. thank you. and god bless you all. now i would like to invite jay
to say a few words. thank you. thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you mr. president for the faith you have shown in me through this nomination. i'm both honored and humbled to serve our great country. if i'm confirmed by the senate i'll do everything in our power to achieve the goals of stable prices and maximum employment. i want to thank my wife elisa for our support and wise counsel, without her i would quite honestly not be standing here. we are thinking today of our three children and the world they are inheriting. my five siblings of i, two of whom are with me today, are also thinking of our parents who gave us so many gifts including most of all a loving home. in the years since the global financial crisis ended, our economy has made substantial process toward full recovery.
by many measures we are close to full employment and inflation has gradually moved up toward our target. our financial system is also without doubt far stronger than it was before the crisis. our baemgs have much higher clap tal and liquidity more aware of the risks and better at managing those ricks. while post crisis have helped to achieve these gains, i'll continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that the federal reserve remains vigilant and prepared to respond to changes in markets annd evolvin ricks. finally to echo the president's remark, i have had the great privilege of going under the leadership through difficult times while moving it towards predictability. each of them embodies the highest ideals of public service. unquestioned integrity and to fulfilling our mandate. inside the federal reserve we understand that monetary policy
decisions matter for american families and communities. i strongly share that sense and committed to making decisions with objectivity based on the best available evidence in the long standing tradition of monetary policy independence. mr. president, thank you again for this extraordinary opportunity to serve the american people. thank you. >> thank you, jay. >> thank you. >> thank you, everybody. thank you very much. thank you. >> so there you have it, potentially the next fred chairman jerome powell, jay. let's talk this over with our panel. so dylan rad gan, good to see you. first what do you make of this potential pick? do you think he will continue on
sort of how janet yellen was with regard to keeping interest rates low and that kind of thing? that's what preen are wondering. >> sure. i mean especially when you look at his choices, brooke. the other two options that were being considered were much more ideological, much more of a division or change of direction from what has been the historical fed policy. if you look at mr. powell, he never filed a dissenting vote since being on the board of governors. banker by background from new york. understand one of the greatest assets president trump has is the buoyancy in the financial markets for the duration of his presidency so far. and so it makes a tremendous amount of sense that he would actually choose a candidate to replace the previous fed chair, yellen with someone who is the least likely to rock the boat, who is the most likely to continue going forward. the only question about powell, which is a question for any incoming fed chief, is once you
understand that this particular individual is able to provide continuity, it's a question of how would someone like powell react to a crisis. that's the only unknown with any new fed chief because you simply don't have the track record. although his track record certainly suggests he will be very much within the pragmatic and predictable rather than the ideological. >> stand by. i thought we have him now, steven more, he's joining us as now, former economic. okay, we don't have him. dylan, you are my guy for now. >> i'm here for you. >> i appreciate it. you want to take a break? okay. we'll take a break. don't go anywhere. dylan, we have more for you, especially on the big new republican tax plan out today as well. stay here.
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dylan ratigan. we're back. come back to tax nsg taxes in a. some are claiming that hillary clinton hijacked the national committee an entire year before she was chosen as the party's nominee. former dnc woman donna brazile said she made a promise to bernie sanders claims of favoritism within the dnc and now has proof. she writes i last found the document that described all the joint fundraising agreement between the dnc, hillary victory fund and hillary for america. specified that exchange for raising money and investing in the dnc hillary would exchange
for raising money all the money raised. hello, senator, i've completed my review of the dnc and found the cancer, but i'll not kill the patient. during the primary sanders and his campaign frequently accused dnc of favoring the opponent. here's a look back. >> individual leaders of the dnc can support hillary clinton anyway they want. but they are not going to sabotage our campaign. one of the strongest grass root campaigns in modern history. >> i do believe that we have to replace the current democratic national committee leadership. yeah, i know political parties need money. but it is more important that we have energy that we have young people that we have working class people, who are going to participate in the political process. >> no question in my mind. and i think no question to any objective observer's mind that the dnc was supporting hillary
clinton was at opposition to our campaign. >> so with me now to respond to this revelation, jeff weaver, he is the former campaign manager for the bernie sanders campaign. jeff weaver, welcome back. >> thanks, brooke, nice to be here. >> as we heard, you guys all along were raising the alarm bells throughout the campaign. did you know the extent of this deal between hillary clinton's campaign and the dnc? did you know the extent of that deal? >> i don't think, brooke, we knew the full scope of the deal. certainly we did not know about the contractual control that the clinton campaign had over for instance dnc hiring and being able to veto certain staff. it was certainly clear, however, that back as early as april when we filed a protest this they were engaged in joint fund raising, and it was hotly intended given a primary going
on. as you may noah unity reform commission that is comprised of people appointed by bernie sanders and hillary clinton that has now drafting a series of reformation for the party it is important to move forward and a don't those reforms to open up the primary pro process to deal with super dell gts and transparency and democracy of the dnc. we have to move forward, brooke, and deal with these issues so we can beat trump in 2020. >> i hear you on moving forward. but hang on we have to talk about what happened. >> sure and donna brazil says while this was difficult for her to learn, but what they did was not illegal. do you agree with that? >> well, it's not clear, i'm not going to get into the legality of it, but i'll say this, it was quite courageous on donna brazile part to bring these revelations to the public. i'm sure she has fallen off the christmas card list of a number of people. but she is a courageous woman.
and i do know there were some obviously a flap during ht campaign regarding the debates and what have you. but i'm going to tell you this when donna brazile took over as interim charity dnc she did try to clean house hand make and ma type of structure we can be proud of. and i have to say it demonstrates the strength of her character and willingness to go against the status crow to make the party ultimately stronger. and that's the job we have ahead of us. >> had this deal, though, i mean that's donna. what about the country, had this deal not been struck, jeff, do you think america might have seen a different outcome? >> well, brooke, that's impossible to know. but as you remember, because you covered the race quite closely, there was time after time when the dnc interfered in the process, the debate schedule was rigged, the number of debates and when they were. that was certainly rigged. these joint fundraising
agreements in improper and state parties funding. you'll remember in the clip you just showed when the chair of the dnc stripped of the status we had collected from our own volunteers for which would he had paid the dnc $250,000 you'll remember the false things about chairs being thrown where there wasn't. >> right. >> so you had the pattern over and over again and dnc top staff attacked him on religion, which is something disgusting thing that should never happen. but i'll tell you if bernie sanders had won the primary and caucus season, there was no doubt he would have defeated donald trump. >> do you think hillary clinton should apologize to bernie sanders because of this? >> look, i'm not. >> yes or no, jeff. >> i'm not going to live in the past. this is not apologies. this is about reform. unity reform commission.
we will get unity through reform. and if we don't have reform i don't think we'll have unity. so i think a lot on the shoulders on the commission, on the current chair of the party, and other party leaders to turn this into a grassroots party and not a party dominated by elites who are trying to rig the system behind the scenes. that's what we have to accomplish, brooke. >> i'm hearing you and hearing words about unity and reform and beating donald trump in the next election. and i am, frankly surprised. you gave your blood sweat and tears. i'm frankly surprised you are not angrier about this. >> oh, i'm angry, brooke, no doubt i'm not angry. but, look, ultimately at the end of the day you have to love the country more than you love whatever personal slight engaging in what's been leveled against you. and behavior the dnc engaged in was undemocratic and can't be allowed to happen again. but we cannot leave the country in the clutches of administration that is not only
incompetent but targeting working families, people of color, lbgt, women, and other marginalized communities. but elites that still control, if you do not let the party in, do not advocate for the types of reforms we need, you'll be destroying the opportunity to take on donald trump. >> i have to tell you in prepping for the segment we reached out to a lot of hillary clinton campaign people, hillary clinton through spokesperson declined to comment. the former clinton campaign manager, robbie mook was part of that, and also reached out to former dnc wasserman shultz, they haven't got back tous whatsoever. shocking. i feel the sarcasm all over your place. and lastly i was at bernie sanders rallies and talked to the young people. and i'm just wondering what is your message to young people? you were talking to elites
within the democrat party. what is your message to young people? why bother go out and vote if the system is rigged? >> well, that is the problem when you have this type of behavior that it helps destroy the faith that people have in the political process. but we live in a democracy. and i think what you saw with bernie sanders in the 2016 election, 43% of the delegates, massive changes in the plt form of the democrat party, and that was an environment where it was rigged. imagine if we can bring out more young people, if we can take become our party so we can take back our country. that is possible. but people have to stay engaged. i understand that is very easy to get discouraged, to try to back away from political process. but now more than ever people have to be engaged. >> okay. jeff weaver, thank you so much. >> thaunnks, brooke. >> coming up we'll talk about more on this new york city terror attack. president trump calling for the death penalty. some are new criticizing the
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hill. house speaker there. in just a couple of minutes the house will be observing a moment of silence for the victims in the 9/11 terror attacks. just a short time ago mcmaster weighed in on trump tweets calling for the death penalty in new york terror attack since 9/11. but first let me play for you. this is question from our white house correspondent sara murray in the briefing. and you'll hear h.r. mcmaster's response. >> i want to talk about the president weighing in on the man charged with mowing down pedestrians in new york city. he called for the death penalty. has there been any conversation ns the white house how that could complicate prosecutor's efforts and help the defense claim he can't get the trial? >> what the president wants is to secure the american people from the threat. and from mass murders like this, murders like this. and so what he's asked us for are options to take a look to assess if our tremendous law
enforcement teams and our judicial system has all the tools they need to combat this threat to the american people. so what we owe him now is op tunop tunes to take a look at if this is reassess in the area of law enforcement in particular. >> let me show you some of the tweets from the president there. last night new york city terrorist was happy as he asked to hang isis flag in hospital room. he killed eight people and injured 12. should get death penalty. this morning sending another tweet should get death penalty. so let's talk it over with garrett. he is the author of the threat matrix. fbi at war in the age of global terror. so what is your reaction, just to hearing h.r. mcmaster's words just then hand the president calling for the death penalty in
this case? >> i think it's another situation of the president not really understanding the power the presidential words have, which is a problem that we have seen throughout this year. but even sort of just earlier this week, we saw in the court martial of bow berg dal the judge in that case take presidential interference as a potential mitigating circumstance in his decision to sentence bo berg dal. and this is a challenge for the justice department. and prosecutors up and down the chain on the civilian side and military side about having the independence to do their job while the president is out there sort of presupposing what the outcome should be. >> so we should point out, though, that president's in the past have done this. i was reading a piece this morning 1970 nixon declares
manson guilty. 2005 bush does majority leader would be acquitted on money laundering charges. president obama did the same. so this has happened before. so do you think some of the frustration over president trump, is it at all disingenuous? >> i don't in fact it's disingenuous. i think it's uninformed. >> why? >> first instinct was send him to gitmo. >> he's taken that back now. >> well, exactly. which is that he sort of he makes impull sufficiesive decis later comes back and learns the fact and desids something else which is now we hope to try this guy in criminal court which has a better track record since 9/11 of putting terrorists in jail.
>> garrett let me ask you this, because we also heard in the briefing from mcmasters saying he says the president wants options, on u.s. justice system, options on terror suspects. what kind of options might be on the table? >> well, so i mean one of these is the question of whether he is officially declared an enemy combatant in which case he could be potentially sent to a military brig or gitmo or leave him in the criminal justice system and whether that ends up putting the death penalty on the table or taking it och tff the table. there are a number of different paths. but the problem is there is only one path that worked since 9/11 to deliver justice and that was civil ya civilian court system and that was true before and after 9/11. >> and the president relies ds
not send to go gitmo is less costly and it's swift. >> it's much more quick. what we have already seen justice served in the case of the boss tom marathon bombing whereas even just this week there is sort of fresh discord in the guantanamo bay justice system. and those trials still don't look like they are particularly close to coming to a conclusion. >> garrett, thank you so much. >> my pressure. >> moments ago president trump former campaign chairman paul manafort appeared there in federal court. the judge deciding not to rule on his house arrest. conditions today, they are fighting that. we'll tell you why. also lawmakers looking for attorney general jeff sessions now details have been detailed about meeting he attended with george papadopoulos. we'll get reaction from house intelligence committee.
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we have some new developments in the russia investigation. they are questioning a former adviser to the trump campaign carter page has told investigators that he had, quote, brief interactions several years ago with a russian official. so there is that. also today another trump campaign adviser coming under scrutiny talking about jeff sessions guilty plea has revealed incidence in which that adviser george papadopoulos offered to set up a meeting between put pin and trump. trump didn't say no according to source. but the source did tell us sessions rejected that proposal. if that true, that contradicts what sessions said in congressional testimony. >> i have never met with or had
any conversation with any russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the united states. further, i have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the trump campaign. >> well, let me just say this without hesitation, that i conducted no improper discussions with russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country. >> let's start there. democratic congresswoman jackie speier, nice to have you back. >> nice to be with you, brooke. >> before talking carter page, let's talk about what we heard from jeff sessions. as we know he disagreed with the idea of a trump putin meeting. yet as you just heard, you know, in those hearings, never disclosed that despite multiple questions on russia from
lawmakers from both parties at multiple hearings on capitol hill. what's your reaction to that? >> well, it's amazing how this amnesia lifts when there is documentation to contradict what these various officials have said under oath. so it's troubling. but we hear it on and off again in the committee as well. they will say one thing, but then when they are presented with a document that clearly shows the opposite, then all of a sudden their am knee, amnesia is lifted. >> but apparently that didn't come up and you call it amnesia. let's move on to carter page congresswoman. what was your biggest takeaway from questioning him? >> it's all very peculiar. carter page was not pleading the fifth. he wanted to make sure that this hearing that took place today would be made available, the transcript would be made available in three days.
then yet then he did invoke the fifth because he has not produced any documentation to the committee. what documentation we have gotten is from other sources. and, again, he is another person who had amnesia until he was presented with documentation today. >> so what did you get out of him? >> well, i think that what we know and what we still don't know is to what extent russia was attempting to use him, maybe unwittingly. i think from what i've heard that he was looking for ways to kind of garner more clients, to gain more respectability and clout in russia. and by being associated with the trump campaign to the trump l loyalists that would certificate him well. >> you said trump loyalists. do you know how high in the campaign? papadopoulos we know he was at that meeting at least at one
point according to sources with the president. do you know how high up any talks of russia, you know, carter page was involved in with the campaign? >> well, certainly, he was on that national security counsel which met. and while he wasn't at the first meeting, it appears he went to other meetings. and so i think that there was, you know, an effort by him to gain some credentials, not with the trump campaign, but with in russia by being associated with the trump campaign. >> did he name any names in speaking with you all? >> he did name, you know, he always refers to them as scholars. he met with a lot of russian scholars. now, the russian scholars are oftentimes cutouts for russian operatives. so, again, it's not clear what he was intending and what happened in the end. i mean, he certainly makes the case that he doesn't have any
clients now and hasn't for sometime. so, you know, time will tell. >> congresswoman speier, i have more for you. i'll going to get a commercial break. if you don't mind holding tight. on the other side i want to talk to you about the quote which is how you say america has a problem with regard to russian facebook ads. so quick break and more with congresswoman jackie speier more when cnn continues. it's time for the sleep number semi-annual
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you've gone through all of these, this one says satan, colon, if i win, clinton wins, and then he's arm wrestling with jesus. congresswoman, i read your response, america, we have got a problem. talk to me. >> well, we do have a problem, for many reasons. first of all, we had our tech giants that have created these great platforms and yet, they're now being used by foreign adversary to dupe us and discredit us and to draw division among the people in this country. when you hear that only 2% of the ads were actually fake, but you realize that -- excuse me, 2% of the facebook pages were fake, but when you find out that there's two billion facebook users, that's 40 million fake facebook pages that were created
by the russians, many of them, to develop communities and then to be able to target those communities with special messaging. i think what we have is a situation where the ads have to be clearly disclosed as to who's paying for them, the facebook pages have to be clearly identified, especially when you're dealing with groups, and then organizations like rt, which is russia today, it has more subscribers on youtube than many of the cable tv stations do. so, i think that rt has already been identified our intelligence community as an arm of the russian government, as a propaganda machine, and i think it's time to call rt what it is. it is pure russian propaganda and we should not be giving it the rights under the first amendment of the constitution. >> stunning, stunning, congresswoman, thank you so much. thank you. we're back in just a moment.
accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth. if that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become? i'm tom steyer, and like you, i'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. it's why i'm funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment.
a republican congress once impeached a president for far less. yet today people in congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. and they do nothing. join us and tell your member of congress that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. our country depends on it. cnn has new video that show's the horrific aftermath from the new york terror suspect's crash to the school bus. fortunately everyone inside the bus was safely rescued. school officials say one child and one adult remain hospitalized and are recovering from surgery. as for the suspect themselves, perspectives say he asked to fly
an isis flag from his new york hospital room because he says he was so proud of what he did the other day. they claim he'd been planning for a year. he's been charged with multiple federal offenses but did not enter a plea for his first court appearance. jake tapper has more on this. i'm brooke baldwin, thanks for being with me, the lead starts now. this is cnn breaking news. welcome to the lead, i'm jake tapper. breaking news on the russia investigation, cnn is now learning that president trump's son-in-law and senior advisor jared kushner turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel robert mueller who is investigating possible collusion with the russian government. this comes as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about kushner's involvement in the firing of fbi director james comey sources tell cnn, which may, may be part of an investigation into obstruction of justice. let's get