president trump did not dismiss the idea of arranging a meeting between vladimir putin and trump. >> i had nothing to do with russia. >> sessions failed to tell congress about the proposed trump/putin meeting during his confirmation hearing. >> his campaign was riddled with people of russian connections. that's not normal. >> he is peeling away the layers of this ononand somebody is going to end up crying. in this is really about a dnc that lacked transparency. >> do you agree that it was rigged? >> yes. >> we're going to get this done. why? because the american people deserve this. >> advertisedest on behalf of the middleclass is simply not true. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day". it is friday, november 3rd, 6:00 here in new york.
chris is off this morning. john berman joins me. >> happy friday. >> we have a lot of news. we begin with several developments in the russia investigation despite repeated denials from president trump and the white house, we now have concrete evidence that mr. trump was personally told about ties between one of his campaign advisers and russia. a former national security adviser, d.j. gordon, was at this meeting where george p papadopoulos made his pitch. he said president trump did not dismiss the idea. and his son-in-law jared kushner turning over documents. >> also, serious new questions about attorney germ jeff sessions, his memory or lack
thereof. this after carter page testified that he told sessions he was traveling to russia during the 2016 campaign. remember, sessions was also in the room with george papadopoulos when he made his pitch. he is not aware of any conversations between the trump campaign and russia. democrats say they want to know what's going on here. all of this happening as president trump leaves in hours for aver high-stakes trip to asia. and the tax plan hangs in the balance. we have it all covered for you. joe johns live at the white house. good morning, joe. >> reporter: good morning, john. the trip by the president expected to be his longest trip during this administration so far. the focus on foreign policy is likely to be overshadowed by the russia investigation. the latest bombshell in the russia probe, president trump did not dismiss the idea of a campaign adviser arranging a
meeting between vladimir putin and trump during a campaign meeting in 2016, according to a person in the room. it's the first concrete evidence mr. trump was told about ties despite fierce denials. >> i had nothing to do with russia. to the best of my knowledge, no person that i deal with does. >> reporter: during this march 2016 national security meeting, george is papadopoulos pitched the idea of a meeting with putin and trump. j.d. gordon seen with then candidate trump and papadopoulos. the white house denying the president had any recollection of this. >> mr. papadopoulos suggesting that a meeting between then candidate trump and putin. do you recall that? >> no. i don't believe he does. >> reporter: rejecting the idea according to the source.
but sessions never disclosed the conversation during multiple congressional hearings when he was asked about direct communications in the trump campaign. >> you don't believe that surrogates from the trump campaign had communications with the russians? is that what you're saying? >> i did not, and i'm not aware of anyone else that did. and i don't believe it happened. >> reporter: now senate democrats want to question sessions about the denials. the highly anticipated questions fueling even more questions about what sessions knew regarding ties between the trump campaign and the kremlin. testifying behind closed doors for more than six hours before a house panel, page refeeling he told sessions about a trip he was taking to russia during the 2016 campaign. though, page said the trip was unconnected with the campaign. this is another conversation sessions failed to mention during hearings. >> he seems to have problems
telling the truth on this sepblg. >> reporter: the attorney general forced to recuse himself after failing to disclose his own contacts with russia's ambassador to the u.s. >> 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. >> reporter: in the wake of indictments of three trump foreign policy advise isseiey a president saying hillary clinton should be the one investigated. >> the saddest thing is because i'm the president of the united states, i am not supposed to be involved with the justice department. i am not supposed to be involved with the fbi. i am not supposed to be doing the kinds of things that i would love to be doing, and i am very frustrated by that. >> reporter: and a couple twitter developments this morning, the president jumped all over a report -- actually excerpts from a new book by former intern dnc chair donna
brazilee saying the primary process last year was rigged in favor of hillary clinton. the president essentially calling for an investigation, asking where is our justice department? but the big social media development overnight was when the president's twitter feed went down for a number of minutes. apparently a disgruntled employee on his or her way out the door the last day on the job. twitter says it's investigating. >> one of the not funniest funny story of the morning. joe johns at the white house. more big news. sources tell cnn that white house senior adviser jared kushner has turned documents over to special counsel robert mueller. investigators looking into what role he may have played into james comey's firing. are he they building a case for obstruction of justice against president trump or others in the
white house. shimon prokupecz live with more. talk to me about these documents. >> reporter: sources tell us kushner voluntarily turned of these documents. these are documents from the campaign and the tran session. they are related to any contacts he had with russia. they are similar to the ones kushner gave to congressional investigators. this comes as investigators have been asking witnesses about kushner's role in the firing of the former fbi director james comey, john. >> okay. so, shimon, why is special counsel interested in the role of that firing? >> reporter: we're told investigators have asked witnesses about kushner's role in that firing. we have heard different accounts from different sources. some say he was the driver of the president's decision. others simply said he didn't oppose it and it was something that the president had wanted to do on his own all along and had made his mind up about it. kushner was not against it.
the white house said based on what we know, we don't know how they would know this, that kushner is not a target of the investigation. but this is a sign that mueller could be building a case for obstruction against the president and perhaps others for the firing of the former fbi director. >> they say kushner is not a target here. consider the source there. very important. shimon, overall, how significant is this? >> reporter: this points to the fact that the mueller team is now asking questions about kushner and others. and it's reaching into the president's inner circle. the investigation has extended beyond the campaign to actions taken at the white house by high level officials. the white house officials say mueller's team questions are not a surprise and kushner would be among the list of people who investigate issors naturally would be asking about. a lawyer for kushner did not
comment. and we should add the white house declined to comment. >> thank you very much for all of that reporting. we have a lot to discuss. let's bring in our esteemed pam. we have cnn legal analyst and robert mueller's former special assistant at the justice department michael zeleny and john avlon and gregory. michael, i want to start with you. we have this court document that is public that we know about this pivotal march 31st meeting, 2016 where george papadopoulos apparently made the pitch to set up a meeting between candidate trump and vladimir putin. let me read this from court documents. on or about march 31, 2016, defendant papadopoulos attended a national security meeting in washington, d.c. with then candidate trump and other foreign policy. he stated in sum and substance
he had connections that could arrange a meeting between then president trump and president putin. he worked with the female russian national to arrange a meeting and took steps to advise the campaign of his progress. there's the meeting. and this is the crux of the matter as to whether or not people in the campaign knew that there were efforts to arrange a meeting with russians. >> i don't know what it gets you in the end legally. when people said it wasn't said or people weren't there, it has legal relevance. for the president to have sat in and heard this guy out doesn't amount to much of anything. >> not even if they lied about it? >> not what was heard out but what was said after the fact.
when he asked whether or not he knew of any meetings and sessions says no. when the president is act, though the president is not under oath, was there any talk of meetings and he said not that i'm aware of. those things are legally relevant. if the president were to be put under oath and repeat that and mueller then had the evidence that you just described, then you may have a material misstatement and that would be problematic. >> it would be problematic for his lawyers to allow him to face questions because of that reason, right? >> if you're ty cobb and dowd, you want to avoid having the president testify under oath. but mueller can compel him to do so. have it be at the 11th hour so you have heard everybody's story and you can compose a linear truthful narrative. >> let's play it right now.
>> you don't believe that surrogates from the trump campaign had communications with the russians? is that what you're saying? >> i did not, and i'm not aware of anyone else that did. and i don't believe it happened. >> and you don't believe it happened? >> i don't believe it happened. >> this was october 18th. this was two weeks ago, gregory. we know carter page told the house intel commission yesterday that he told jeff sessions that he was meeting with the russians. we have the picture of george papadopoulos sitting next to him, i guess three people down from sessions, saying he is talking to the russians right now. this is a real problem. >> it is a problem. jeff sessions's former colleagues want to get him back in front of the committee and try to reconcile with the facts that we now know and push him on why he is forgetting or why he
is deliberately not telling the truth. there's two ways to look at this. there are these meetings that happened. the likes of carter page, of gorge papadopoulos. maybe they just didn't register on the radar screen to be memorab memorable. or what we are getting is an understanding how deep the russian ties actually go. whether papadopoulos who may have been wearing a wire. we may just be at the beginning of it. or maybe it stayed at a really low level. we are constrained in making too much interpretation about this, too much judgment. >> but what we know is everybody in the campaign, including the president, knowing russia was interfering at the point when they're asked these questions kept saying, no, there was no contact, no contact of any kind. we keep finding out new
meetings. at best jeff sessions's memory seems to be seriously flawed. it has been a willful effort to obscure the outreach by russians to the campaign which is not usually on the men mu of normal. there are not russian entities trying to influence policy and make personal contact. as some point it starts looking like what it is. that is why the mueller inquiry is going from the campaign to the white house. however inevitable that might be with the questions of obstruction of skwrus cities in comey. >> and i think that's the important point. and i think that if it stops where it is, that may be one thing. but it seems to me what mueller is building is, you know, the conversations may have started low but he's going to go high. clearly these conversations didn't just end there. if you believe there was some coordination or some collusion
that would have gone higher. >> michelle obama's speech. and melania trump. >> president trump said he's quite frustrated about some elements of this. here's the part he's most frustrated by. >> the saddest thing is that, because i'm the president of the united states, i am not supposed to be involved in the with the justice department. i'm not supposed to be involved with the fbi. i'm not supposed to be doing the kinds of things that i would love to be doing and i'm very frustrated by that. >> is that the saddest point, michael? >> well, i think that he doesn't quite understand the role that he has to play here. he can't be involved in the justice department and the fbi at a policy level. he can set national law enforcement policy and nothing will interfere with that. what he can't do is interfere with ongoing criminal investigations and especially those that impact him and his
family. there is a bit of a disconnect. he can do what he wants to do as long as it's policy. >> why is he so frustrated? he fired the fbi director because he didn't like how the russia investigation was going. he has interfered with what the fbi is doing. >> jared is kushner, how do you think he last night? >> i'm not sure i'm qualified to talk about the sleep number of kushner. i think there are a lot of things for jared -- that should keep jared kushner up at night. from investigations into financing real estate entities to questions about the advice he gave in the white house, particularly around the comey firing. >> may i say one thing? >> yeah. >> i don't disagree with that.
we learned from the manafort investigation and indictment that the financial dealings of these guys, trump, cohen, kushner, they are all on mueller's table. there is no "new york times" red line that personal financial dealings is off the table. i don't know that there's much to be said about kushner and his role in the firing of comey. i think if kushner is not sleeping soundly, it's financial and it's the data analytics relationship to the social media thing. they parallel one another. it could be completely coincidental or there could be a connection. if there's a connection, that's not good for one's sleep. >> he may have slept better last night knowing the president was off twitter for 11 minutes. house republicans are rolling out their tax plan. the question is who wins and who loses? we'll dig through the bill next.
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house republicans rolling out their tax reform plan. president trump wants a bill by the end of the year, calling the measure a big, beautiful christmas present for the american people. cnn chief correspondent christine romans is here to crunch the numbers. who wins and who loses. >> merry christmas, i guess.
this is branded as a tax cut for the middle class. let's start there with what this means for average americans. it is going to shrink all of these tax brackets from 7 to 4. couples making up to $90,000 a juror or individuals for $45,000 will pay 12%, 25%, 35%. the bill also nearly doubles the standard is deduction. $12,000 for single and 24 grand for couples. fewer people will itemize claiming fewer deductions. it also eliminates personal exemptions. that could hurt families with three kids or more. there's goodies for the middleclass aside from the lower tax rates. it would increase child tax credit to $1,600. and a $300 for dependents and each spouse. hopefully you have one spouse. and 401(k) is left alone.
who are the winners and losers? corporations are the big winners. it lowers the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35%. it doubles the exemption to about $10 million before that. the bill repeels the amt. that's another plus for upper middleclass. not everybody who pays amt is super rich. no more state and local tax deductions for income or sales tax. and only can deduct property taxes up to 10 grand. the mortgage interest conduction is cut in half to 500 grand. a lot of other changes that could help or hurt taxpayers. bottom line, it depends where you live, how much you make, how many kids you have. t
the administration said it will boost growth. >> i want to bring back our panel, gregory and john avlon. i want to play how the president is describing this tax plan because it is highly pertinent. listen. >> we will provide a tax cut for american families. we will make the tax code simpler and fair. i believe we will have it done before christmas. i consider that to be one of the great christmas presents. >> it's after halloween so it is okay to talk about christmas. gregory, administration, republicans in congress selling it as a tax plan for the middleclass. but is it really what this plan is about? >> you know, there's going to be a rush that has already begun on capitol hill for people who are trying to define what this is and what it isn't. but also trying to change the
ultimate form. there are elements of is simplicity to this. aspects that are helpful to the middleclass in terms of simplicity. more of an individual deduction. but you can be hurt in other ways because of the effect on your ability to deduct mortgage interest. even if you have a lot of health care costs, you can't deduct the payments on a medical device. it could hurt if you have a lot of health care costs. good for big business. on the individual side, it's messier. this right now is classic big tax legislation. there is going to be a rush to define what it is and what it isn't. there should be an advantage for republicans who likely could hold their ranks on a bill like this. we know there will be tremendous pressure from leadership and the white house to he get this done. >> do any democrats get on board? >> i could see some red state democrats getting on board. particularly if it's -- the loss of the state and local deduction is going to be very bad for folks from california, new york,
high taxed democrat leaning coastal states. it could off set whatever gains they get. families making of a million dollars are seeing the top rate in tax. that is not making it a gift to the rich. but the proposed elimination of estate tax after six years, this is an optic problem for the president in particular. because it looks like a giant gift to people in his unusual billionaire bracket. >> it is. >> it will exacerbate income in equality. eliminating it after six years is a political optic problem and unclear. >> you can argue the moral justification over the estate tax. you cannot argue it primarily benefits the rich. 80 small farms and businesses affected by it. that's what republicans typically try to sell it as.
mostly the wealthy will benefit from it. what's interested, you talk about how complicated it is is. it is a big tax cut for corporations, which may be necessary. a lot of people will argue is necessary. but that is mostly what's going on here. that is the easiest thing to say. everything else is murky. you win some, you lose some here. as to the blue states, if you're in california, new jersey, new york, i don't think it's intentional that the blue states are targeted but might make it an easier sell. >> right s. and they had to get to a certain number where they had to eliminate some of the perks in the tax code to offset the fact that they are losing revenue in other places. they left alone one's ability to invest in a 401(k) and have it be tax deferred, which was important to a lot of people, including the president. but the business aspect is important. i go back to how ultimately this
is going to get sold. in order to deal with the deficit growing parts of losing all of this revenue through the tax cut, the argument is there is going to be more economic growth. it's true that taking on some of this money that is not repatriated that corporations keep offshore to avoid taxes, i do think is important. it would provide businesses an opportunity to use the capital, spend more of it, job creation, growing the businesses. it all could have an impact on growth. that will be a big part how they sell the plan. >> if that money actually goes back into the economy. that's a significant if. some will go to fund in tpra stprubg sure reform, that isn't being done. the effective rate is much, much lower. are any of the loopholes into the cake? if not, it does look like simply
a giveaway. >> and the corporations have done so well. do they deserve this kind of gift? the obama tkpheuwe pwapbama adm looking at it as well. >> republicans giving away fiscal conservative credentials when it comes to deficit and debt. >> the president going to asia. we will put up the map. what are you expecting, gregory? >> this is the president on the world stage in an incredibly important region. we are in a moment of crisis in asia, both in our relationship with china in terms of any leverage they have with north korea and of course north korea itself. all of these relationships are so important. what the president says, what he does is going to matter a great deal. not just in terms of the north
but how south korea and japan respond. the nuclear umbrella, whether it will hold, whether they want to develop nukes on their own. this is so important. not just right now but for a long time. >> yeah. this is about a coalition to try to contain north korea. this is a diplomatic high wire act. >> thank you both very much. so isis claiming responsibility is for that terror attack here in new york city. we have the latest on the investigation and the plan to keep pedestrians safe. i want ycome on mom!t easy. go slow. ♪
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new revelations about trump campaign ties to russia. a campaign adviser who attended a meeting last year where george papadopoulos proposed a trump/putin meeting said he sat there and heard him out. but sessions said he didn't know of any campaign workers communicating with russia. the former director of national intelligence, cnn national security analyst, director, thank you so much for being with us. when you keep hearing carter page, george papadopoulos say they brought up the fact that they have been talking to russia, you keep hearing jeff sessions denied he was ever told of campaign workers communicating with russia, does it raise alarm bells? >> i think it does. this drip, drip, drip of denials
and then revelations that would indicate something counter to these denials. and, again, as i have said before, the best thing that can happen here is come to cloche other this and that there be a resolution once and for all. that's why i think the special counsel work is so important. and i think director bob mueller will continue his very methodical, comprehensive approach to this. ys, it does raise concerns and it be appear to belie all the staunch denials of any connection with the russians. >> you want special counsel to continue his work. you have praised him. does it look like he is building a case for obstruction to justice? cnn overnight reporting they are getting documents from kushner.
>> well, as a layman, i'm not a lawyer. >> right. >> so i can't parse what is obstruction or not. but i felt that way on its face when jim comey was so preemptively fired. the president seeking pledges of loyalty or asking him to fall off the investigation of flynn. as a layman, it appears that way. and i think special counsel mueller is going to thoroughly explore all the implications and ram fissions, as he should. >> you brought up james comey. it made me think of something last night. tucker carlson opened up his show with a diatribe against the fbi and talked about failures in las vegas investigation, and the
omar mateen shooting, and hillary clinton. our once cherished and great fbi was so sad to watch. james comey's leadership was a disaster. again, you obviously were deeply involved with the fbi during much of the time the president is talking about there. your response? >> well, i completely disagree with that characterization. i thought jim was a superb director of the federal bureau of investigation. and i know the bureau well enough to know that's how the rank and file employees felt about his leadership. i thought he was a superb leader. so i don't buy this criticism. i think the fbi remains a cherished institution in this country. >> for 11 minutes last night the
president's twitter account was disabl disabled. twitter says it was an employee on his last day. but does it not raise serious concerns if an employee can shut it down for 11 minutes? what else can a twitter employee do? >> yeah, it does. as i understand it, twitter said that was an inadvertent mistake. i can't evaluate that. it does raise a concern here when you see how much the president relies on the commercial concern like this to profit making to convey communications to the world and to the public. the fact that an employee, whether inadvertent or
intentional could cut it off, well, it's a sign of the times i guess. >> on the eve of the trish to asia when north korea will be a focus and there seems to be a back and forth that at least on this end is conducted through twitter, it does make it all seem very serious. >> it does. and i would hope that we can cool it on the tweets with and about north korea. some temperance and moderation here would be very helpful. >> you have concerns about this back and forth where you say you don't know exactly where his trigger point is. explain. >> exactly. the north koreans and kim jong-un, they are rational in their way. they see world a different way than we do. but i do worry about not knowing
what his ignition point is, what would set him off. and in president trump's case, he does have advisers who are mad rot, temp rat, wise, and seasoned. and kim jong-un does not. he is surrounded by psycho facts that are hardly going to push back or propose counter courses of action. going against kim jong-un is not a good way to get ahead in north korea as we have seen. i do worry about the fact that the decision there resides in the hands of one person and that's kim jong-un. what he kraeufs is recognition as a nuclear power and achieving and sustaining by virtue of his
nuclear capabilities. >> director, thank you so much for being with us. have a great morning. >> thank you. a stunning claim by donna brazilee. she said the clinton campaign rigged the primary against bernie sanders. when did you see the sign? when i needed to create a better visitor experience. improve our workflow. attract new customers. that's when fastsigns recommended fleet graphics. yeah! now business is rolling in. get started at fastsigns.com.
>> former democratic national committee chair donna brazile claims in a new book she stumbled onto a shocking truth about the clinton campaign. a secret arrangement with the dnc to pay off all the dnc's debt in exchange for complete control. the dnc was therefore rigged in clinton's favor. joining me now is former chairman for bernie sanders's campaign jeff weaver. >> so what did you think when you read donna brazile's revelation? >> it was obviously a shocking revelation. though i have to say, as you
know, as someone who followed this campaign closely in 2016, it was pretty clear from the get-go that the dnc was in the clinton camp with the rigged debate schedule and you remember them taking away access to voter fraud data. it was pretty clear they were on the clinton side. i don't think any of us imagined there was a formal arrangement giving control of the dnc that's for sure. >> have you talked to senator sanders about this? >> yes, as a matter of fact i have and a lot of other people. >> what does he say? >> this is what he is focused on. as you may know, out of the democratic national convention, there was a unity reform commission on which i serve that has appointees by senator sanders and secretary clinton. they have almost completed their work. we're going to put forward a number of reforms to the operation of the dnc. what we have got to do is make sure that the leadership of the
dnc, chairman perez and other members of the dnc pass reforms so we don't have this type of thing happening again. they have got to come out early and off and say they're going to support the outcome of the reform commission. if they don't, then i think we will know which side we're on. >> jeff, that's awfully mag unanimous. is senator sanders angry? >> i can tell you that i will angry certainly. not just for myself but for the millions and millions of people who participated in the democratic primary process. that is why we are working so hard, senator sanders and others, to make sure this thing never happens again. the rank and file of the democratic party should choose the party not the elites. millions of people across this country have been shut out. that has got to stop. we have to empower state parties and the rank and file of the
democratic party that is in position to beat trump and the republicans in 2018 and 2020. >> listen, on the flip side, it sounds like what hillary clinton's campaign was doing was bailing out the dnc. the dnc had become cash-strapped. in financial dire straits. they might have gone belly up. they were in huge debt. hillary clinton's campaign basically bailed them out. doesn't she get some reward for stepping in to do that? >> i think the hillary clinton campaign should be be commended for helping the dnc out of mismanagement. when you have a primary process, a contested primary process. let's not for get you had governor o'malley, senator sanders, vice president biden thinking about getting in the race. if vice president biden had gotten into the race in 2015, would he have had to compete the
way sanders did? >> i don't know. what's the answer to that? >> it's ridiculous. you cannot have the party being controlled by the candidate. >> let's be clear. when you say be in control by one of the candidates, the way the story comes out -- let me put this up for you. it shows the magnitude of the debt crisis that the dnc was facing. this is from donna brazile's account. what hillary clinton did was say i'm going to help the dnc raise money. i'm going to help them get out of debt. in exchange, i'm going to put them on a fiscal diet. i'm going to control what they can spend it on because they can't control their own books. >> it wasn't just a fiscal diet.
they had veto control over staff hires. we know from various e-mails they colluded on the whole debate process about how many debates and when they would be. the clinton campaign lawyer was telling dnc staffers how to respond to criticisms from our campaign. so it is not just about a fiscal diet. it was about one campaign controlling the dnc. it is an unacceptable situation. >> jeff, very, very quickly, who is the leader of the democratic party right now? >> i would say there are a number of leading voices in the party. senator sanders is one of those people. there are a number of other strong voices. >> elizabeth warren. >> absolutely 100%, yes. a number of leaders in the house and senate and governors across the country. >> jeff weaver, thank you very much for coming on and talking about all of this. thank you. president trump set to leave
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