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people did and what they knew. >> investigate issors have been asking about kushner's role in the firing of comey. >> it is is obnoxious to hear everybody talk about this. >> this is not a nothing burger. this is very, very serious. >> former dnc chair suggesting the nomination was rigged to hillary clinton. >> this is a real problem. we've got to hold this party accountable. >> this is an opportunity make tax reform. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning. welcome to your "new day". chris is off this morning. john berman joins me. >> great to be here. >> we begin with several developments in the russia investigation. despite repeated comes from the president and the white house, we have concrete evidence that mr. trump was personally told about ties between one of his campaign advisers and russia. former trump national security adviser j.d. gordon was at this
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meeting in march 2016 where george pap were tkop louse made h papadopoulos and made his pitch. sources tell cnn mueller is reaching trump's inner circle and could be building a case against obstruction of justice for firing james comey. >> serious questions about attorney general jeff sessions, his memory and repeated lack thereof. this after carter or page, he testified to a house panel that he told sessions he was traveling to russia during the campaign. remember, sessions was also in the room with papadopoulos when he made his russia pitch. he said as recently as a week and a half ago that he was not aware of any conversations between the trump campaign and
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russia. democrats say they want to know more about what's going on here. all of this is happening as the president leaves very, very shortly on a high stakes 12-day trip to asia. miraculously this morning his twitter account is back and working. it was shut down for 11 minutes overnight. he's tweeting about twitter this morning. we have it all covered for you. joe johns live at the white house. good morning, joe. >> reporter: good morning, john. the departure expected to come in a few minutes here. it is expected to be the president's longest foreign trip so far of his administration, though the focus on foreign policy continues 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
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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 sessions and papadopoulos. he listened to his idea and heard him out. 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 of a meeting with putin, according to the source. but sessions never disclosed the conversation during multiple congressional hearings when he was asked about direct
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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 testimony from carter page 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 revealing 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 subject. >> reporter: the attorney general forced to recuse himself after failing to disclose his own contacts with russia's ambassador to the u.s.
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>> 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 advisers, the 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: the president's twitter account overnight briefly taken down by an apparent disgruntled employee on
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his or her way out. i guess the word must finally be getting out and having an impact. i think it has been felt long before now. sources tell cnn the president's son-in-law and jared kushner has turned over documents to special counsel robert mueller. investigate issors looking into what role he had against the firing of james comey. shimon prokupecz live in washington with more. talk to us about these documents. >> reporter: sources tell us that kushner voluntarily turned over these documents. these are documents he had from the campaign and some is from the transition. they are related to any contacts he may have had with russia.
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they have begun asking questions about the role in the firing of the former fbi director. >> we have heard different accounts of different sources. some say he was a driver in the president's decision. others say he simply didn't oppose it and it was something the president solely made the decision on and sources close to the white house say that based on what they know, and this is important, we don't know how they know this. but they say kushner is not the target of the investigation. but this is a sign that mueller could be building a case for obstruction against the president for the firing of the former fbi director. >> shimon, how significant do you think this is? >> the mueller's team's
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questions is a sign they are reaching into the president's inner circle. and it shows that this extends beyond the 2016 campaign to the actions that have been going on, that have taken place at the white house by high-level officials. a white house official says the mueller's team's questions where r not a surprise and kushner would be among the people investigators would be asking about. we should add to the white house also declined comment. >> shimon, thank you very much for all of that reporting. let's bring in our political panel to discuss it. chris cillizza, gregory, and counterterrorism analyst phil mudd. great to see all of you. phil, let me start with you. we have this picture of the march 2016 meeting with then candidate donald trump. you see jeff sessions, george papadopoulos and j.d. gordon.
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gordon now says this is where he made his pitch, be that he could arrange a meeting between vladimir putin and candidate trump. does that change the investigation for you? >> it doesn't change the investigation for me. the meeting with the ambassador. you are meeting with the representative of a foreign power and you can't remember. >> jeff sessions in. >> jeff sessions. >> one of a thousand conversations a day with a chump change adviser. and a year later, more than a year later you don't remember that one. if someone said did you ever talk about xyz, you had a five-minute conversation 15 minutes ago, i would write that off. meeting with the ambassador is significant. >> a chump change guy who is now a cooperative witness in the special counsel investigation which elevates him beyond the
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realm of chump change perhaps in terms of the jeopardy he poses to some of the administration. let me read you from the court documents dealing with papadopoulos. defendant papadopoulos attended a national security meeting in d.c. with then candidate trump and other foreign policy advisers for the campaign. when defendant papadopoulos introduced himself he stated in sum and substance that he had connections and could arrange a meeting with putin and trump. he worked with a professor and female russian national to arrange a meeting between the campaign and the russian government and took steps to advise the campaign of his progress. we have seen the picture. papadopoulos in the meeting. two people down from jeff sessions in the room with president trump. jeff sessions, chris cillizza testified he was never told by anyone in the campaign that they were meeting with or talking to russia. carter page said he told sessions. george papadopoulos told
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sessions. he met with kislyak. >> you take the conversation between page, sessions and papadopoul papadopoulos. in a vacuum, i'm with phil. you talk to a lot of people. i understand that. the problem is context matters. we know under oath jeff sessions said he had not had any contact with any russian officials during 2016 campaign. we know he met with sergey kislyak. and to me even more damning in september 2016, he and kislyak met in his senate office. the way that sessions gets around that right now is to say that was in my capacity as a senator not as a surrogate for trump. i don't know how you draw that line. i have little kids so i compare it to my kid not bringing the homework hard. first time, honest mistake. you have a lot of stuff going
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on. >> you're playing with your friends, fine. the second time, well, you know, got to get on that. . the kid forgets his homework a third time and you may not want to be doing your homework. so context and what's come before matters. and i think that's what is getting jeff sessions into trouble. >> it sounds like he wants to ground jeff sessions. >> my kids are not getting their homework done. >> we hear that cry for help loudly. david, how do you see it? >> i start with where we are now. president trump is at the very least totally in different to the impact they had on the meddling in election. why is it that he is so in different? is it just his own insecurity and narcissism that he doesn't want to believe that putin wanted him to be president and did things that were underhanded to achieve that or is it something worse. on the face of it, we know robert mueller, special counsel,
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is beginning to reveal what his investigation shows thus far. and i cannot believe that the fruits of this investigation is to get george papadopoulos maybe even wearing a wire as a cooperating witness that he is starting low and that he has got to go higher in terms of what the coordination was. we know from evidence that has been revealed publicly so far that the trump campaign was open for business to get dirt on hillary clinton from anyone who came, including the russians. so where do you go from there? that's what we should be focused on, what we are learning to rather than overinterpreting what these contacts tell us about whether there was any criminal activity. >> phil, i have to change the subject and deal with something that developed overnight. >> is can we talk about chris's parenting problems? >> do we have the whole hour? >> so twitter, right. we know the president uses
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twitter. for 11 minutes last night, if you're paul ryan, 11 glorious minutes. donald trump, 11 troubling minutes. his twitter account was down. we learned that it was a disgruntled employee. this was done by a support employee who did this on the employee's last day. we're conducting a full internal review. the president tweeted about it this morning. i've got to find it in the stream of twitter. my twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. i made jokes about this. what if this employee on the last day in customer support did take the account down but tweeted about north korea. that's a serious concern. >> well, we have already seen that concern in the public space. the president does that already. when i look at a couple of issues, the president's use of twitter and what he says, i think it is is revolutionary in politics. i think the president is setting
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a precedent. what we have seen already is revolutionary in foreign policy. you have a nuclear capable state and a president of the united states who wakes up and says let me throw something in the water and see what happens. >> you're not worried about a national security hack. >> i'm worried about the president himself saying things with a foreign power where we don't understand how that foreign power thinks. remember, we don't understand how they perceived what is said. >> what if larry from customer support can do it. i don't know if his name is larry. mickey. he took the account down last night. >> i have a fundamental question. when we have a capability by a single employee to take down an account or tweet, i think somebody ought to review that. fair question. >> gentlemen, thank you for talking about all of this this morning. former adviser carter page said he gave a heads-up about a
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he told jeff sessions about a trip to russia during the 2016 campaign. this raises new questions about sessions's statements to congress about the campaign contacts with russia. joining us now is democratic congressman of connecticut, a member of the house intel committee where carter page was yesterday. congressman, thanks so much for being here. what did carter page tell you about yesterday. >> the way you report the story is correct. it's a little early to jump on that as a major scoop. as you know, we try to be a little careful about discussing what happens in those rooms.
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he will have an opportunity to ask in more detail. in the context of what bob mueller did earlier this with george papadopoulos and guilty plea in terms of hiding contacts with the russians. i think this is small. but it raises questions for attorney general jeff sessions who you know as a result of the papadopoulos guilty plea, they would like another one. >> does he have a faulty memory or is he hiding something? >> i haven't been in a room. he talked with the united states senate. i want to be careful about answering questions.
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we forget jeff sessions is not the only individual in the administration with seeming memory lapses around contacts with russia. the first national security adviser general flynn lost his job because he wasn't honest in contacts with russia. the list goes on and on and on. it continues to be important because of this pattern of either forgetting or simply lying about contacts from people in the administration. >> with the guilty plea, with paul manafort arrest and surrendering to the fbi, do you feel that the russia investigation is sort of reaching some kind of boiling point, or are these just morin decremental steps? how should the american people see? >> i'm not sure i would use the term boiling point. before this monday in the congress, a fairly significant
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and coordinated effort to do two things was impinging on the investigations. many of my republican colleagues were saying, gosh, we're almost done. we're pretty close. a lot of them were saying haven't seen any evidence of the president's involvement. part two of that was don't look over here. look over there at uranium and the clintons and the dnc. the first leg of that. the questions about what manafort will be telling him as we speak. we're left with the president who just an hour ago or two hours ago, there is absolutely no question that there is more to be learned with respect to the russia investigation. this morning they are saying dnc, donna brazile, hillary clinton. that's got to tell the american
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people something. >> she has come out with a big revelation. she's written a book. the previews of this book do have pretty stunning tidbits of information. one of the things that she says is that the dnc was much more cash-strapped that we knew. president obama left the dnc in financial tire straits to the tune of millions of dollars in debt and hillary clinton's campaign basically helped them pay off the debt by kind of refunneling campaign contributions to the dnc. in exchange she experterted con all to bernie sanders's detriment. your thoughts on this? >> i have only read the summary that was out in the press yesterday about what she learned. the accusations are pretty significant. in particular for democrats like myself.
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in terms of looking into this and what donna brazile claims, what would you call for? >> well, let's be very clear. if donna brazile's accusations are true, that is a management problem within the dnc. the president would have you believe there is illegality. let's remember the uranium one deal, read that for about five minutes to know there is absolutely nothing there. let's also remember about hillary clinton's e-mail scandal which went on for years and tarnished her name. again, absolutely zero evidence
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that there was a violation of law there or that there was any harm suffered. so what the president is trying to do is he is trying to say look at this conviction of george papadopoulos, the indictment of manafort, a serious law enforcement issue raising the question quite frankly, and it's a question. it has not yet been answered, raising the question of possible trees on that that is equivalent on the other side to possible miss math at the dnc or suboptimal e-mail practices. come on. that's just ludicrous on the face of it. >> congressman, we appreciate your perspective. thanks for being with us. >> thank you, alisyn. president trump is calling a big, beautiful christmas present. he's not talking about the red rider or the air rifle, he is talking about the tax plans for republicans. will it be a gift to the middleclass? we'll discuss next. pop that in . press brew. that's it. so rich. i love it. that's why you should be a keurig man! full-bodied. are you sure you're describing the coffee and not me?
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house republicans rolling out their tax plan. president trump wants a bill by the end of the year calling it a big, beautiful christmas present for the american people. chief business correspondent christine romans is here to make
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sense of it all and will tell us who wins and loses. >> this package is branded as a tax cut for the middleclass. it's going to cut all of these tax cuts up from 7 to 4. cutting that to 4. couples making up to $90,000 a year, individuals making up to 45 grand, you will pay 12%. then 25%, 35% as incomes rise. the plan keeps the top rate of 39.6% for families making more than a million dollars a year. this nearly doubles the standard deduction. $12,000 for single filers. 24 grand for couples on. the idea, fewer people will itemize claiming fewer deductions. but it eliminates personal exemptions. that could hurt families with three or more kids. there's good news for the middleclass in this bill, no question. aside from the lower tax rates, the plan would increase the child tax credit to $1,600. and a $300 tax credit for
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nonchild dependents and spouse. and 401(k) plans will be left alone. who are the winners and losers? corporations are the big winners. it lowers from 35% to 20%. the ultra-rich. it doubles the exemption to $10 million. the bill repeels therepeals the amt. one of the problems with that provision. as for the losers, people who live in high-tax states, california, new york, new jersey, no more state and local tax deductions and they can only deduct property tax up to $10,000. home build stocks tanked yesterday. the mortgage interest deduction is cut in half to $500,000. a lot of other changes to
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popular deductions. it depends where you live, how much money you take and the deductions you take. the goal is to cut. that is the centerpiece. the white house says that will grow the economy. >> is the goal more to cut taxes for businesses than individuals. joining us is senior economics analyst, former adviser to the trump campaign, stephen moore, and chief economist at jpmorgan chase. anthony, is this primarily a middleclass tax cut? >> it clearly is not. when you look at the numbers, $1.5 trillion worth of tax cuts, you essentially have estate tax taking 34% of the cuts can. the estate tax really only hit the top 0.2% of all the estates out there. to me when you look at these numbers, it basically tells us
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when you look at individuals per se, it is is like telling individuals i want to start a party. i'm going to buy a pizza of 10 slices but you only get to keep 2 slices, the other folks keep 8. there is no reason why 34% of all the benefits of the individual tax code to estate is tax when you're impacting people that are not impacting middle income individuals. i don't want to say this tax package is bad. there are a lot of beneficiaries. in fact, a lot of the bipartisan think tanks are suggesting that things are in fact, moving in the right direction. but some of the conservative think tanks out there are a little bit upset about the federal tax revenues going to be falling and the fact that the deficit is going up by $1.5 trillion the next 10 years. by the way, i have done research looking at whether or not federal taxes as a percentage of revenues actually increase when you have these tax cuts and they
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don't. during the reagan administration, you had a 1.6% decline in the federal tax to gdp numbers. during the bush administration, 1.4%. >> stephen, let's go back to the beginning of this and talk about whether or not this is primarily mostly a middleclass tax cut. or, again, if you look at the numbers, really for businesses. >> well, john, the plan that came out yesterday is not too different from the plan that i worked on donald trump on in the campaign. there are some subtle differences. just so folks understand, it really is the business tax cuts can. trump said it very well the other day. he said, look, we want to make america have the most competiti competitive business in the world. we have seen what's happened the last 10 years with a lot of major iconic american companies like burger king, pfizer leaving
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the united states or wanting to leave and going to ireland, canada, and china. we want to bring the jobs back. i would make the case to you, john, that if we are able to do that in some small part by cutting the rates on corporations and, by the way, 27 million small businesses will get a cut, that's going to help were. this is where i sort of disagree with the analysis. we believe the primary beneficiaries of that will be workers. there will be more jobs and higher wages. >> we don't know. it depends on the behavior that corporations choose. christine romans, our mutual great friend, said she has been talking to business leaders. one of the things they say they will do first is buybacks, internal reinvestments, which doesn't necessarily mean jobs. >> first of all, there's no question shareholders are going to benefit a lot from this.
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it is no accident, john, we have seen this booming stock market. unbelievable. $5 trillion in weight. one of the points i would make to republicans, if they don't get this done, there will be a sellout because there is some anticipation effect here. think about this, john, just from the perspective of shareholders. there's 55 million americans who have 401(k) plans. another 20 million people who have iras. there's millions more with pension plans. that money is all invested in the stock market. and, you know, the main point that the white house has made and a lot of other economists have made, when you reduce these business taxes, businesses invest more. and that does benefit workers. one other quick point. just in terms of what it means for the middleclass, i was running these numbers last night. if you make about $80,000 to $90,000 for a family, for most places that's a middleclass family, you will save $2,500 or
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$3,000 on your taxes. >> you might if you live in texas and don't have three kids. ist just depends on your personal situation. that part is less clear. >> that's true. >> the corporate tax cuts are crystal clear. they are big. they may be necessary. those should be debated on their merits. by the way this budget is written even before the tax plan, it can be in the red. it can have a $1.5 trillion deficit. that's best case scenario. are you concerned it could blow a hole in the budget and what would that do to the economy? >> there is no question this deficit is going to hurt. academic studies show whenever the debt-to-gdp ratio is over 90%, and that includes the social security debt, it slows our ability to grow, doesn't enhance it. we are close to 106% of gdp. but getting back to the point about helping businesses, you want to help the heartbeat of america, small and medium-sized
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businesses. guess what happened yesterday? the national federation of independent small businesses came out against this tax reform plan because they say that more than half of all the businesses out there that already go through the pass through rate they have an effective rate that is 25% or lower. guess what, we are lowering it to 20% for big businesses but telling small and medium-sized businesses you're not good enough for that. they want a tax cut on par with the large corporations. >> let me say this. it is clearly just the beginning of this discussion, although if the republicans in congress have their way it will be a short discussion. we will get this through all quickly. we will see. thanks so much for being with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. a big win followed by a big loss. bringing houston fans back down to earth after the world series win. that's next. so you're looking for male customers, ages 25-54,
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it's a warm start for november. how long? >> it is already in the 60s in new york for you right now. it is going to be a beautiful day across the country, in most spots anyway. this brought to you by humana. start with healthy. look at the high in d.c., almost breaking a record there. over 90 degrees for the first time in november yesterday, breaking an old record there. cold to the north, warm to the south, as you would expect. but the front doesn't move very much. it cools down slightly for the boston marathon. we're back up into the 60s and 70s for next week. atlanta, 80 on monday. new york city, 55 for saturday. 64 on sunday. if you're running for the marathon, still in the 60s. a little bit damp. but good times i think with this type of temperature.
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>> chad myers, thinking about me because of not only boston but my hair. the sports gods give educate and ta taketh away. hey, andy. >> good morning, john. had the astros not won the world series, this deshaun watson news would have been infinitely worse for houston fans. he was enjoying a breakout rookie season. he suffered a torn acl in noncontact practice yesterday. he was leading the nfl in passing touchdowns and turning the texans into the highest scoring team in the nfl. texans will reportedly sign matt mcgoin. they did not consider signing colin kaepernick. houston astros returning yesterday to a hero's welcome. springer still has the trophy in
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hand. i saw him leave the team hotel yesterday. today the team is going to hold a big parade in the streets of downtown houston. and schools in houston are canceled today so that all the kiddos can get out to the parade. >> johandy, thank you. >> once in 55 years. you have to do that. >> i support that. meanwhile, what is it like for american military families living in south korea today? saber rattling, frequent missile tests by north korea they have to live with. we will see one family and how they live, next. ♪ when heartburn hits fight back fast with tums chewy bites. fast relief in every bite.
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president trump is getting ready to head to asia this morning, as north korean state media slams what it caused the gangster-like u.s. military for a flyover with south korea and japan near the korean peninsula. this comes as south korea intelligence suggests that pyongyang may be planning more missile tests. brooke baldwin went to south korea and spoke with a family about what it is like to live under this tension. she joins us now. >> good morning, guys. you know, we've been covering so much of the tensions, especially between washington and pyongyang. i remember a couple months ago sitting in my office saying out loud to my producer, i wandonde what is life like for americans in the region. it's my honor to present to you the bright family.
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. >> we're in camp casey, we call this my house. and the other is my home. >> because it's where your family is. >> in a words matter kind of way. here in casey i'm area one. they have south korea divided into areas. based on how far away you are from north korea. so this is as close as you can get. area two encompasses seoul, and they live the base in the center of seoul. >> when did he have a conversation with you, honey? we're moving to seoul. >> we knew we were finding out soon. we knew he was getting a command. we were happy about that. he called and he was like, okay, we know. i knew it was one of those i'm going to ease into it kind of things, you know. he told me south korea jand i ws like, whoa.
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>> training exercise, it's all rocket pods. each one has got a total of six rockets in it or you would have a big missile and it would take up the whole thing. >> how much of your day is consumed about thinking about north korea? >> quite a bit of it, trying to think a step ahead of the enemy. >> do you worry? >> in terms of worry? i don't worry about myself or my unit, because it's ready. it's trained. we can do our job. that part doesn't worry me. the only part that worries is just my -- >> your family? >> sure. and getting them out in a timely manner. >> we know as a family of four, you know, i would know that his job would take him one way and i would be responsible for me and the girls and the dog. >> what is the plan if you were to get that call? >> we would have a meeting point with the rest of post, and we
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would have our things that we've been kind of encouraged to have. whatever you want to take with you. and then you go through a process of they would fly you here, take you here, take you there and eventually you would be safe and maybe back home. >> how would you describe a typical day in south korea? >> it's pretty normal. >> pretty normal? >> i go to school. we all go to school for seven hours, come back, do homework on the weekends you can go out. there's karaoke things i do with my friends and korean barbecue dinner. >> normally sometimes we have like, sleepovers with our friends. >> there's a park just right there and we go there a lot. >> what's it like when you're waiting for your dad to come home on a friday? >> it's kind of like, is he home yet? is he home yet? >> it was the ticker tape parade. >> every friday. >> it just started to wear on both of us. >> it did feel like a welcome
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home party every friday. i was like, i need some normalcy. i asked on a friday night, let's keep it light on fridays. it gives us a minute just to connect again, to ease back in, to being around each other. and then on saturday mornings, we try to have our moment. because then on sunday mornings i feel like that's the girl's moments with pancakes. i stay out of that. i usually don't even partake in the pancakes. it's all them and daddy. >> it's delicious though. >> then we see what we have. a lot of times it's just we want simplicity. >> we cover so much of the heated up rhetoric between washington and pyongyang. can you feel that day-to-day over here? >> a little. the south korean people are v y very -- you know, it's just another day. they've seen worse. it's infectious to us. we know what to do if it does happen. and this is -- >> what's the it happen? what's the it? >> just, you know, full on war.
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and we know, my soldiers know, we know exactly what to do. >> if and when that call came in to you and you're ready to roll, what is the call look like between you and your wife? >> i don't even want to think about that. i guess it's a phone call say, hey, see you later, get out. >> get out? >> yeah. >> is it tough for you to think about? >> it is. that part's hard. >> why? >> because i'm, you know, i'm the protector. >> it's your job to protect your family? >> right. and i can't. they have to go. i have to protect these guys. it's hard.
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to think about that part is hard. >> what does your dad mean to you? >> means a lot. he's a great father. i'm glad that he's around with us. he's an amazing person to have in our lives. >> he works and makes sure that we're safe and we're good. >> tell me about your mom. >> she helps a lot. she has to put up with so much, like, taking care of us during the week when daddy's not here. >> since we move so much, family is the thing that keeps constant, like we always have mom and dad, we always have each other. >> wow, that is beautiful. i mean, i so admire colonel bright's candor there with you. >> there was not a dry eye in the room. >> look, i got to say there's two fascinating aspects. one is the sacrifice that our servicemen and women and families make as well.
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when we deal with north korea, this is not happening on the other side of the earth, there are tens of thousands of americans who are right in the middle of it. >> right. i mean, as he pointed out he's in area one, if something were to happen, colonel bright would be leading that charge. he would be on the front lines. and, you know, he talked to me about close calls he had in the middle east for a number of different deployments he's been a part of. you know, it was fascinating to me because we talk so much about it over here and people have been so worried about what could happen with north korea. but to meet these people, to feel it there, they have to -- they take a note from the south koreans, listen, we've got to continue on with our lives, but at the same time, you know, in that moment when he sat there with me and broke down and was so candid and emotional, obviously they feel that. they feel that threat. but i am just -- it was humbling. the whole week in korea was humbling for me. we met another soldier who i'm
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introducing on my show later today. we were on the dmz, had extraordinary access there and a different story of a 19-year-old who had never left the country and is now living a stone's throw from north korea. so, please, tune in today at 2:00 eastern. >> as we do every day. >> of course. >> you capture the sacrifice of the family so beautifully. >> thank you for letting me share it on your show. >> we'll be watching. >> a lot of news this morning, so let's get to it. president trump did not dismiss the idea of arranging a meeting between vladmir putin and trump. >> i had nothing to do with russia. no person that i deal with does. >> sessions failed to tell congress about the trump/putin meeting. >> his people were riddled with russian connections. >> he is peeling away the layers of the onion and

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