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we'll be enlisting the help of a lot of one of the great memory is democrats and all of that dishonesty. a lot of people are disappointed in the justice department including me. florida it >> it's the scariest thing that
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i've seen than so far in this administration. >> i did not and i'm not aware of anyone else that did. >> he's perjured himself at least three times. good morning and welcome to your week echbd. i i'm christi paul. >> and i'm martin savidge. great to be with you. >> and so this morning president trump is getting ready for his most important foreign trip. >> a 12 day five country tour to confront growing nuclear fears and re-establish u.s. power in the region. >> but likely not escaping the problems back at home including investigations that have made it into his inner circle. president trump is waking up in hawaii where yesterday he visited with military leaders
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and paid his respects at the uss arizona memorial. the first lady was there with him to lay a wreath to remember those lost in the attacks of pearl harbor. >> and he also took shots at some of his favorite targets. the democratic party and even his own justice department. he also vitt sizcriticized the to let bowe bergdahl avoid jail time. and the russian investigation is moving even closer to the west wing. a former foreign policy adviser for the trump campaign carter page now telling cnn that he did meet with a russian official while in moscow last year. he says multiple people on the trump campaign knew about the trip including now attorney general jeff sessions. jim sciutto breaks down how it unfolded and the problems that it could now cause for the president. >> reporter: pressing questions
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before were president and attorney general sessions misleading when they denied any knowledge of campaign contacts with russians? here is mr. trump in february. >> are you aware that anyone advised your campaign had contacts with russia during the course of the election? >> i told you general flynn obviously was dealing, so that is one person, but he was dealing as he should have been. >> during the election? >> nobody that i know of. >> reporter: and here is mr. sessions in testimony just last month. >> 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: in fact court filings unsealed this week show that former trump campaign foreign policy adviser george papadopoulous who pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal investigators suggested at a march 2016 meeting that trump meet russian president
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vladimir putin. and a former national security adviser who was in the room tells cnn that trump heard out papadopoulous and another source tells cnn that sessions, a top campaign national security adviser and sear rurrogate reje the idea. the president said he didn't remember much. >> i don't remember much. it was a very unborn meimportan beating. >> reporter: and carter page says that he testified before the house intelligence committee behind closed doors thursday that he informed sessions he was traveling to russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, though he said the trip was not tied to his role with the campaign. papadopoulous's xt is plaaccoun placing another under scrutiny. court documents show papadopoulous contacted a campaign supervisor who the "washington post" has identified as clovis about a potential trip to russia to meet russian
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officials. the supervisory encouraged papadopoulous to make the trip. papadopoulous's account was unsealed the same day as indictment indictments of paul manafort and rick gates in relation to their lobbying work to the ukraine government. the government alleges that they received tens of millions for their work and to hide that income, laundered the money through, quote, scores of united states and foreign corporations partnerships and bank accounts. they have pleaded not guilty to charges which cover activities prior to trump's presidential campaign. we're learning of another meeting between a trump campaign associate and a russian government official during the campaign that had not been revealed before. carter page who served as a foreign policy adviser during the campaign confirms to me that in july 2016 during a visit to moscow, he met with a senior russian government official, that official the deputy prime
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minister of russia. now, carter page tells me this was not a formal meeting, it was more of a casual hello, that they were both speaking at the same conference at the new economic school in moscow and at that conference, he met with him there. again, saying it was not a formal meeting, but earlier on friday, carter page was interviewed by jake tapper and said that he didn't meet any government officials, russian government officials, during his trips to moscow, just business people, academics, et cetera. this is another case of people who were in the trump campaign who initially denied any contact with russian officials under questioning or when other evidence is revealed a mitting that indeed there were meetings. the "new york times" reporting that this was the subject of questioning during a house intelligence committee interview of carter page earlier this week. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. >> and joining us now to discuss
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all of this, cnn political commentator and political anchor at spectrum news arrol lewis and white house correspondent at the washington examiner sarah westwood. good morning to you both. reporting from jim sciutto that we just heard there, i want to play this kip clip of carter pan cnn yesterday. >> it was the only time i ever met him, we had one dinner together and i said -- >> sessions. >> yeah, and i said it was great to meet you, glad i was able to meet you before i head to moscow. totally in passing. >> is he the only one in campaign that knew about the trip? >> i mentioned it to a few people. >> who else? >> it will come out. >> and i believe it has come out. he said he told sessions and multiple others. so the question, how big a problem is this for the trump administration? >> it is a huge problem if you value consistency. it is a huge problem i think furthermore because we know that
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robert mueller and his team are pursuing every lead and they are pursuing it very aggressively. they have arrested the campaign manager and his top assistant. they have gotten guilty 34r50e9 plea from another campaign aid i go on. it establishes a pattern that i think has got to be very troubling to the entire country, which is that time after time after time, you have people who when first asked about it under circumstances where acknowledging it in the flippant way that carter page just did would cause no harm and yet they don't do that. they tend to forget, they tend to obscure, they tend to disaccept bell. and then when confronted with the facts, they say yeah, there was a meeting, but it wasn't really about anything. including that meeting at trump tower that has gotten som so much attention. so yes the fact that somebody already pleaded to a felony has to be troubling to the white house. >> and so are carter page said
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on cnn yesterday that he had met with no government officials wild in russia, and we know hours later he admitted that we did. and that seems to follow a pattern here. stories that are changing on this russia investigation, but it also does raise the credibility of carter page. >> well, exactly. i think that are carter page is someone who has perplexed investigators for a long time because his role on the campaign has never quite been clear. he's been one of these campaign foreign policy advisers who may or may not have contributed a lot to the foreign policy platform. but the point here is that the underlying allegations against george papadopoulous that he was meeting with these russia investigators, that didn't seem to peak mull lear's attention as much as him lying to the investigators. and that's what we see getting the trump team in trouble, not the underlying agencies that they had contacts with russians which in and of itself is not
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illegal and would have been okay if they disclosed it at the proper time, but the fact that they have gone through so many links to try to conceal that behavior, that is what seems to be gettings campaign in trouble and underlining the credibility of the trump team. >> and we want to talk about the president's trip. high stakes. threat of north korea, working with trade partners. can all this be accomplished with this kind of russia investigation hanging over his head? >> well, it certainly leaves the president vulnerable to more damaging information coming out, less able to respond than if he were fully engaged here in the united states. it's worth pointing out that for about 36 hours apparently he will not have access to twitter. china has banned twitter. it raises an interesting question about whether or not there is a human rights and freedom of expression issue he might want to raise while he's there. but he may be unable to fight back at least on his favorite social media platform during at least part of this trip. >> sarah, we know that the
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president has an opportunity here to really look presidential as long as he doesn't fall into the twitter habits or other ways of krilt size criticizing what g at home. >> we've seen that in previous trips. remember he took off in may right after he fired jam james . and again in july when he went to france for bastille day right after the donald trump jr. e-mails came out. and that trip sort of helped turn the page on that russia controversy. so this is kind of the third foreign trip that we've seen him take off amid a cloud of russia scandal at home and it could help him take the temperature down a bit, look presidential, reclaim that statesmanlike im e image. >> i guess we'll wait and see. thank you both. and here is the thing, tensions are running high on the korean peninsula ahead of president trump's asia trip here. next a u.s. army colonel talks about how it feels to raise his
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family in south korea when you're in the cross hairs of a dictator who threatens nuclear war. plus the national archives just released another batch of documents when john f. kennedy's assassination that includes a nearly 50-year-old fbi report on martin luther king jr.'s personal life. why is that secret file revealed now? 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. yeah! now business is rolling in. packing to the last minute. time to break these bad boys out no i have a couple of things to wash we got this- come on. even on quick cycle, tide pods cleans great 6x the cleaning power, even in the quick cycle
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16 past the hour. a military judge has ruled bowe bergdahl will be dishonorably discharged from the u.s. army. >> the judge also ruled that his rank will be reduced from sergeant to private and he will have to pay a $1,000 fine from his salary for the next ten months. bergdahl will avoid prison time and that did not sit well with president trump. he tweeted, quote, the decision on sergeant bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our country and our military. it is of course not the first
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time the president has been critical of bergdahl. nick valencia has that and more from ft. bragg. >> reporter: bowe bergdahl walked into court on friday advisably tense. just moments later, a military judge sentenced him to be dishonorably discharged, thereby avoiding jail time. >> sergeant bergdahl has looked forward to today for a long time. >> reporter: it was the culmination of a nearly ten year saga for the 31-year-old who just last month pled guilty to desertion and misbehavinging in front of the enemy. it was june 30th, 2009 whenburg do burg dalg oergdahl walked away army post and he was captured by the taliban and held hostage for almost five years. ensays he spent the time in a metal care, repeatedly beaten and tortured. several service men were injured while looking for bergdahl and including master sergeant mark allen who was shot in the head and left paralyzed. in 2014, bergdahl was released
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in a controversial prisoner swap. and during the campaign, then candidate donald trump blasted the decision. a and bergdahl. >> we're tired of sergeant bergdahl who is a traitser who should have been executed. >> reporter: bergdahl says my words can't take away what people have been through. i'm admitting i made a horrible mistake, a mistake he will have to live with the rest of his life. nick valencia, cnn, ft. bragg. >> a military analyst is joining us. general, thank you so much for being with us. first of all, your reaction to the sentencing. was it in line do you believe? >> i don't know. what i'll tell you is there are certainly a number of people both veterans and those in active service who are very disappointed that bergdahl did not get prison time.
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but having been a court marshall convening authority which i was multiple times as a general officer, i can understand how the sentencing could upset quite a few people, but i also know that military tribunals, military trials are usually extremely fair in terms of taking all the conditions of the trial, making the right considerations in determining the sentences. again, many where disappointed by this, they thought bergdahl should have gotten jail time. but truthfully what i would say is the punishment is extreme, the fact that he did get a dishonorable discharge will affect him significantly the rest of his life. it will prevent any kind of medical issues and it's been known that he does have some psychotic issues that he will have to find ways to get treated. he will be fined and reduced and there will be a stigma throughout the rest of this young man's life. >> do you think the fact that he was held for nearly five years
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was an element that the judge considered when he thought about prison time? could he have constituted that as prison time, as some sort of punishment? >> absolutely. these military judges weigh everything. and truthfully that was probably the biggest consideration, the fact that he had been held prisoner for five years under very torturous conditions. many have said that this has been the most torture a u.s. service member has received since the end of the vietnam war. to those five years in captivity were extreme. there will be some on the other side that say yeah, but some of the people who were going after him were also damaged in their life. and all of that is true as well. but the question becomes what kind of prison sentence would you give a young man like this. what would cause any kind of additional issue other than the concern about what future soldiers might see who are considering going awol or deserting their post. that is the only concern that i
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have, that there should have been more of a signal sent, but the sentencing was pretty extreme on this young man and i don't think the american public understands how extreme it was. >> all right. i want to move forward here and take a look at what is happening this week. the president will be in japan tomorrow as he kick off his 12 day trip through that region. let's listen here as we talk about how what is happening there affects americans. there are americans in south korea for instance who are affected by what the president does and says in that region. listen to lieutenant colonel aaron bright, he talked to brooke baldwin earlier. >> only thing that worries me is my family and getting them out in a timely manner. >> winnow as a family of four, 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?
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>> we would have a meeting point with the rest of post and we would have our things that we have 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 then eventually you would be safe and maybe back home. >> that gives us insight into what is happening for the people who are serving our country and their families and the sacrifices they make. so general, how confident are you that in this trip president trump can make some progress with these leaders in that region when it comes to north korea? >> first of all, i'd like to on comment on brooke baldwin's report. it was masterful and it showed what all military members and their families go through not just in korea and japan, but all over the world. so going back to the president's trip to asia, it is critically important not only from the standpoint of how we're furthering the refinement and the issues regarding north
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korea, but also very many other issues like leadership of the united states in this region. the ability to have freedom of navigation on the seas. he is not only talking with japan about their perceived threats from these north korean missi missiles, but south korea certainly is critically important. and the potential as many think tanks have said that there would be hundreds of thousands of deaths on the korean peninsula in the south if war broke out there makes it all that much more important that the president get this trip right. but every place that he is visiting in asia has similar security concerns. we'll talk about the philippines, just the fact that they have an active isis cell there that he will have to talk about with their president. ment freedom of navigation in china, the potential for the thaad deliveries to various countries. it isn't just south korea that is concerned about this, it's japan and how china and the other nations around the region
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contribute to security in that region. >> and it is a critical trip because he is meeting with all of those country. we appreciate your insight. thank you, sir. >> thank you. coming up, the release of confidential files of one american icon reveals taud dri unfounded details of another. martin luther king jr. is accused of communism and much more as part of a release of jfk assassination documents. the details straight ahead. prudential asked these couples: how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them. how long do you think we'll keep -- oooooohhh! you stopped! you're gonna leave me back here at year 9? how did this happen? it turned out, a lot of people fell short, of even the average length of retirement. we have to think about not when we expect to live to, but when we could live to. let's plan for income that lasts all our years in retirement. prudential. bring your challenges.
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you made to saturday morning. i'm christi paul. >> and i'm martin savidge. so the president and first lady waking up in hawaii as they prepare to head to japan later
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today. the president is departing for tokyo this afternoon. and at that point he will be meeting with yjapanese prime minister abe. >> and it comes amid the russian probe and mounting public be criticisms of the justice department. but yesterday he and the first re lady paid respects at first harbor, they tossed flower petals into the water and then took a tour of the site. >> he is the civil rights icon of the modern era with streets and schools and a federal holiday in his name, but in his time martin luther king jr. was put under a much harsher scrutiny, at least in a secret report by the fbi. >> and that is now public as part of a new release of document on the assassination of president trump. many of the details on mlk are unfounded as gary tuck man explained. >> among the more than 600 documents released late today by the national archives is this one, a never before seen file
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titled martin luther king skrr oig, a current analysis. it's dated march 12, 1968 and includes a number of exclusive allegations about the civil rights leader who was assassinated 23 days after this report was first compiled. among the claims detailed, martin luther king jr. was involved in extramarital affairs and other sexual activities that if true and revealed publicly would have been devastating to dr. king and his movements. and there are pages and pages details king and his organization with alleged ties to known communists and finally details about supposed financial improprieties by dr. king and the sclc. i want to stress that the fbi under director j. edgar hoover at the time had been investigating martin luther king jr. for years ins hopes of finding damaging information and that we have no way of corroborating these allegations. >> so what does this have to do with the investigation in the assassination of jfk?
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>> exactly. that is one of the many questions we have tonight. considering the do you want has no mention evof john f. kennedyr as has assassination. only thing we have is it was reviewed by the jfk task force, but kept secret until today. >> there are still thousands of jfk assassination documents that have not been released, right? >> right. and that is also still unclear what is going on with that. we do know last week president trump sent out this tweet that read in part after strict consultation with general kelly, the cia and other agencies, i will be releasing all jfk files other than the names and addresses of any person who is still living. and they are being released on a rolling basis by the national archives. there are still thousands of pages yet to be released. so much more to come. >> well, let's talk about what
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we have already heard and with that, we'll turn to our panel. political analyst julian selzer historian. and attorney a. scott bolden who used to be with the democratic party chairman for washington, d.c. julian, let me start with you. first off to the point of what has been brought forward in these files, it is not true and history shows that not to be true for martin luther king jr., correct? >> absolutely. we have to remember this is much more about the fbi than it is about martin looutder king. the fbi had been conducting a massive operation since the early 1960s really since the late 1950s to try to undermine the civil rights movements. thatcollecting all kinds of innuendo, trying to infiltrate civil rights organizations. and this is the kind of material that they wanted so that they could smear oig martin luther
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king. but this is not verified, this is innuendo. >> and let's point out what gary tuchman has detailed. it says it was reviewed in 194 and marked, quote, total denial unquo unquote. my question to you is then are we starting to understand why some of these files have not been released? in other words, not so much that the information is sensitive, but it could be highly embarrassing to the investigators in this case the fbi. >> absolutely. we knew the fbi had done this, this is not the first time this is revealed. there is all kinds of stories about the famous letter that an fbi official sends to martin luther kink in 1963 essentially threatening him to reveal some of these kinds of rumors. and so the point is, this is embarrassing to the fbi, not martin luther king.
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when it all came out in the '70s during the church committee hearings that the fbi did this kind of thing, tfrgs hiit was h damaging to the agency so i think a lot of this was protected sgrous that reason, they did not want to remind the country of some of their more knnotorious activities here in e u.s. >> so why do you think that this king report was revealed as part of the jfk assassination release? >> really interesting actually. and we don't know whether this was just misfiled. i doubt that. but i think it's really interesting that the jfk files and he was assassinated in '63, martin luther king was assassinated in 1968. and in the archives this file is part of jfk's files. the only link that i see there is the fbi. and it raises serious questions in regard to, one, why they are filed together and the only link between them is the fbi. what role if any, and i mean this -- i'll be delicate about
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this, but what role if any did the fbi play not only in keeping dossiers on both of these leaders but also what role if any did they have or suspiciously did the fbi play not just in investigating these men and keeping dossiers, but whether they had a role in their assassination attempts or if they had knowledge of the assassination attempts. that could be the only link here, but i think we need to stay tuned and see what else gets released. >> what is the takeaway when it comes to the fbi today and understanding how they function? >> well, i certainly hope that they don't function in this way to undermine leaders who are trying to do the best for america and challenge americans to be the best in this country. i'm sure they have their ways of investigating leaders, but i also think the remnants evof the types of investigation despite change are still there to undermine groups such as "black
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lives matter," such as civil rights organizations. and while you may not be able to prove it per se, communities of color have already suspected the fbi of being an enemy of change and an enemy of liberal organizations in a way that they are sub beverting what is best america. and they have a role, but they certainly don't have a role in undermining our civil rights organizations. >> jewel january, you'uliajuliay and final thought? >> i think this brings us back to an era where both the fbi and cia were conducting activities that didn't totally square with our democratic norms and often tried to undermine some of our great social justice leaders like king. so this is a good reminder of how those agencies can sometimes move in the wrong direction. and it's also a reminder of just how much martin luther king was trying to do in the 1960s to
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transform this country in terms of what threats people saw him as. >> all right. julian, scott, thank you. you will both be back with us after the break. still to come, new problem for the democratic party after allegations that hillary clinton's campaign controlled the dnc well before she was the nominee, tipping the scale against bernie sanders. clinton's role and what it means for the future of the democratic party. that is ahead. it's time for the sleep number semi-annual
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this week the inner workings of the democratic party were exposed after donna brazile claimed that the dnc was controlled by hillary clinton and her campaign prior to the party's presidential nomination. the expo democratprompted liz b warren saying it was rigged against bernie sanders.
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>> this is a test for tom perez. either he will succeed by bringing bernie sanders and bernie sanders representatives into this process and they will say ooitsd fait's fair, it work will fail. and i hope for democrats everywhere that he succeeds, and for bernie and all of bernie's supporters. >> very quickly do you agree with the notion that it was rigged? >> yes. >> the president has called on the justice department to look into brazile's claims. this was krius criticized by bo corker as in-proechts. b inappropriate. but where does the democraticing party go from here? simone sanders is on the phone with us. former party chairman, a. scott bolden and also julian zellzor both stuck around. so simone, i want to start with
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you first. as former national press secretary for bernie sanders, what is your reaction to this element of donna brazile's book. >> reporter: i think it's no surprise that there are many people like myself included who worked on senator sanders' campaign who definitely thoit folks at the dnc had their thumb, their feet, all their hands on the scale for secretary clinton and absolutely if you ask -- or look at things such as the debate schedule, that was definitely fixed in a way that did not necessarily benefit all candidates on the democratic ticket. but if you ask were the actual pl primaries fixed, i will and i snow because theno because the dnc does not carry out the primaries or caucuses. and whether it was hillary clinton or papa smurf that
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entered into this agreement with the democratic national committee, it was wrong to be done because of the additional oversight that the campaign was begin over t given. so i thought the dnc entered into a real bad deal. >> what about the fact that at the end of the day, bernie sanders never declared himself a true democrat. >> senator sanders ran on the democratic ticket for president. and he was brought into the fold. he caucused with the democrats since he first set foot in the united states congress and he was a democratic candidate for president. and we also signed a joint fundraising agreement with the clinton campaign. pa pardon me, with the national committee. senator sanders didn't raise money the way the clinton campaign raised, so we never raised money through the agreement. but our agreement did not give us oversight of staffing in
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2015. it never said that we would get to review e-mails or things that went out about a quote/unquote lawy lawy particular democratic candidate. and going forward i think it's important that the integrity and their process around elections is protected and restored and that is a challenge for tom p perez and his leadership. i'm very optimistic that they will rise to the occasion. >> so based on what she said, is the dnc tarnished now, how many damage does this report from donna brazil do? >> i think at a higher level because of who donna brazile is, she is confirming what was suspicious all along by the sanders supporters. listen, this is a fight for the soul of the dnc. you've got these two factions, they don't need to be warring with one another or suing one another. they need to be working together
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against the common opponent and that is trump and the g. gop. i think they will get there, but i don't think any of this is new. as state party chair, we were part of a lot of these agreements, but i do think simone is right, the difference in this agreement was that it gave them some control over some parts of the dnc. but in the end, hrc had to get her votes, bernie sanders had to get his votes. he chose to raise money from smaller donors, so that type of deal wouldn't work. but again, i don't think it was rigged because you still got to get those votes and raise money. but the appearance of optics give donald trump something else to throw into the fire and to say doj investigate. this wasn't illegal. doj won't investigate it. it may have been unethical or heavy handed, but we have to move on because 2018 and 2020 are coming up. >> so julian, with that said, i want to steal a. scott's words
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because he said there is a fight for the soul of the dnc. who on the democratic side is leading that fight? who is the leader here? >> i don't think the democratic party has a leader right now. and what is so damming is they are both looking backwards with this kind of fight, and not necessarily focusing on who the next generation of democrats will be. we're talking instead again about the sanders/clinton battles. the democrats are on the cusp of a pretty good moment right now. president trump is in trouble. polls are indicating the possibility of a wave election in the midterms if not really dentsing the public majority. so they should be figuring out who is our new voice for 2020, not relitigating the fights of the primary. so i think this is a transformative moment that the democrats are in the middle of. >> if we make it that for sure.
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>> all right. sorry we're out of time, folks. i know we could keep going with this conversation. we appreciate all of your voices. thank you. it is all about college football today. number one georgia takes on south carolina. coy wire is at uga in athens with all of the excitement. morning, coy. >> reporter: good morning. you know all about college football being from ohio. but here at uga, the students are excited. they were still out as i was coming in this morning. they better get their rest. the first time since being apnoibtded a anointed as number one team, they have a big game today, we'll talk about that and some of the rich tradition here. no matter who you are, a heart attack can happen without warning. a bayer aspirin regimen can help prevent another heart attack. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. bayer aspirin. we're on a mission to show drip coffee drinkers, it's time to wake up to keurig. wakey! wakey! rise and shine!
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nfl owners are being canned to turn over cellphone records and e-mails part of the kaepernick's collusion case. >> and coy wire has more in this morning's bleacher report. >> good morning. according to espn, at least three owners including cowboys owner jerry jones, robert kraft and bob mcnair will be asked to turn over those communications related to the collusion case bloutd forward by the former 49ers quarterback collin kaepernick who was of course the first playerer to kneeling during the anthem protesting racial and social injustice in america. and we want to talk college football. it's saturday and we're here in athens at the university of georgia about an hour 20 minutes north up the road from atlanta,
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but it feels as if you take a trip back in time a couple hundred years. founded in 1785, this was the first state chartered public school in the nation. rich tradition. the building i'm standing in fronts of is franklin college named after benjamin franklin, oldest structure in athens. built in 1806. people around here say uga is the birth place of higher education in america. once you get into the town of athens, you feel the quintessential college town vibe. has some of the rich traditions like their music. r.e.m., b-52s got their start here, 37,000 students at umpt ga have some of the best of the south right here on their doorstep. now, all the biz on campus today though will be about the football. game day. and for the first time since being anointed by the number one team in the nation, bulldogs will trot out in front of about 92,000 fans to take on south
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carolina. uga legend and super bowl champ hines ward sat down with the team and also got to talk to head coach kirby smart. >> i got this newspaper here. head coach. is this good or bad? >> it's only good when it's the last paper of the year. not good in the middle of the year because it become target number one and becomes a distraction for the players. >> so how do you handle that? >> you delivered a great message to the players yesterday. it's really just like a playoff system where you're saying this game, this week, we have to be 1-0 this become. it becomes boring and trite, but if you can say it different ways so they understand it, whether in a song, a text, a tweet, and they start buying into it and that that's what we have to do. >> they will have to stay focused, they will have a refugee target on their back now. alabama was in number one in the
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coach's poll, but they are number one in the ever important playoff committee standings. so big day today. 3:30 south carolina, hoping for a dog gone good day here. >> you'll have a good one i bet. coy wire, thank you so much. cnn is very proud to announce the top ten cnn heros of 2017. each honoree will receive a cash prize and a shot at the top honor which will earn one of them an additional $100,000 for their cause. and you get to help decide who that person will be. here is anderson cooper to show you how. >> now that we've announced the top ten cnn heros, it's time to show you how you can help decide who should be cnn hero of the year and receive $100,000 to help them continue their work. go to cnnheroes.com where you can learn more and when you're ready, just click on vote. log in using either your e-mail address or facebook account and choose your favorite. and then confirm your selection and you're all set.
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we'll be enlisting the help of a lot of countries. there was no collusion, there was no nothing. i'm a very intel against person. one of the great memories of all time. i don't remember much about that meeting. they should be looking at the democrats, at podesta and all of that dishonesty. a lot of people are disappointed in the justice department, including me. >> it's the scariest thing that i've seen happen so

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