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trying to have therapy sa and eat it too. >> yes, it does sound like that. >> that was a terrible pun and you knew it was coming. thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. see you tomorrow. we're optimistic that asserting the mandate repeal would be he helpful. >> we want to see if they can get that done. >> they are cutting taxes on the wealthy and taking healthy care away from millions. >> i have answered every question to the best of my recollection. >> you're left with not a lot of confidence that he is being fully apparent. >> there's been over $30 million spent. >> not fit to be in the senate. we looked at all the options.
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try to prevent that from happening. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and armed the world. welcome to your "new day". president trump is back home from asia and he has to hit the ground running. his tax plan is at a critical phase. he is yet to weigh in on roy moore. so on taxes, senate republicans unveiled their revised tax bill. it comes in the form of a major curveball to democrats. it includes a repeal of the individual mandate in obamacare. this is a move the president pushed for. it is is gaining support among conservatives in the house. they want to repeal the mandate in their bill as well. >> president trump also facing questions about roy moore. mitch mcconnell suggest that he quit the race.
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some conservative supporters backing away from him. and jeff sessions as a possible write-in replacement as sessions gave another round of heated testimony on capitol hill terpbg what he knew about trump campaign interactions with russia. sessions experiencing memory issues saying thanks to media reports he now recalls the meeting with george papadopoulos. first, cnn's suzanne malveaux is live on capitol hill. what's the late e., eye swrapb? >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. senate republicans are announcing they are trying to get two agenda items done in the same bill, tax cuts and health care. now, previously they resisted this. they have feared this toxic debate over health care would derail the process. desperate to get something done before christmas. they are now willing to take their chances.
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senate republicans taking a gamble, propose to go repeal obamacare's individual mandate requiring individuals to have health insurance or pay a penalty to free up 3$338 millio billion to pay for tax cuts. >> we're optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful. >> reporter: but the congressional budget office said repealing the mandate would result in 13 million people fewer having health insurance and drive up prepl yums by mium. and the individual tax cuts would be temporary, expire anything 2025. the cut in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, however, would be permanent. >> they're cutting taxes on the wealthy and taking health care
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away from millions and raising the premiums of millions of others. >> the updated bill unveiled by senate republicans last night proposes to use the money saved by the repeal of the individual mandate to modestly reduce rates from middle income taxpayers and boost the child tax credit from $1,650 to 2,000 a priority for president trump's daughter ivanka. the president urged lawmakers to end the mandate on twitter monday. senator john mccain, who cast a dramatic vote, killing the last effort to repeal and replace bow 'bama care, signaling he's leaning towards supporting the bill. but murkowski and collins, who others who voted against the gop health care plan, indicating they're not sold on the idea. collins saying, i personally that it that it complicates tax reform. house speaker paul ryan saying the senate must show the bill
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can pass before the house gets on board. >> the senate was the issue. so we're now seeing if the senate has the votes to repeal the individual mandate. >> reporter: now, the house bill, is expected to go for a vote sometime tomorrow. now, this new senate plan is likely to come up with a vote after thanksgiving. stay tuned on what ultimately this is going to look like. chris, alisyn. >> suzanne, thank you very much. >> all right. let's bring in the big shots. gregory and cnn political commentator errol lewis. what is in this senate bill? why would you matter to you? let's put up big points on what it does. repeels obamacare's individual mandate. also boosts child tax credit. one of the ways they do that is with the revenue from withdrawing the mandate. lowers several middle-income tax
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rates. we'll discuss corporate tax rate reduced to 20%. now, this big curveball of taking the mandate out, repealing it as a way to achieve health care, that is going to have impacts. what are they? put up the full screen. it will give them more money. it will reduce the deficit by $338 billion. it's going to raise average premiums by approximate 10%. and then there's the big ticket for democrats. 13 million fewer insured over 10 years. david gregregor gregory, what is the top line analysis how this works for republicans and how it challenges democrats? >> well, the math works better. they're trying to get this under the water so they only need 51 votes to do it on a party line basis. and this is a way to attract some conservative republicans who are not so hot on this thing.
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don't believe it will -- the deficits will be overcome by economic growth. they don't like leaving marginal tax rates. this could bring them along. it attacks part of the health care plan. the down sides are many. this is risky. the down arrow is not just a democrat concern. a lot of people are relying on health care. look at the exit polls who thought their health care was important. taking part of that spaoeulgtsment away. taking away a pillar, the individual mandate, which allows obamacarely to work. young people pay in. you take that away arbitrarily, it could hurt the health care system as well. a lot of risk here. republicans think it is is worth the gamble. >> this is always been the paradox of obamacare. people rely on the insurance but don't like the individual
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mandate. they don't like being told they have to buy something. so take that away. here are the headlines. take away the individual mandate, lower taxes. win-win. >> what's not to like, right? when the 13 million people start coming off insurance and show up at the public hospitals, they start showing up in front of the cameras, frankly. because the democrats have been through this a number of times and got a shot in the arm in virginia. they know how to tell the horror stories, scare people into taking action and reminding people that even if you didn't like obama, obamacare, the individual mandate, the alternative could be really scary and really -- >> the senate is looking at a different alternative. if they don't deliver in the senate, they have something to answer for here. if you can't get a tax bill through after the house did its
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job on health care, did its job on taxes or will do its job, it all comes on the senate. there is a reason to gamble for reps. >> but doesn't it look like they are going to get through right now? from where we stand right now, john mccain. >> and john foon of south dakota. i don't know that susan collins of maine is on board. >> she said it bothers her. sit troublesome that this is mix and mingle. david, you're making the right point. here's the gamble. they want to get middleclass tax cuts. premiums are going to pop. for who? that same population. a little bit older, not making as much as they used to, voted for trump, wanted someone to protect their interests. so there is a bargain for
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exchange here. when premiums start to pop and people ask why, the people who say you were saying is win-win. you're young. you don't really want insurance. up don't want to be penalized. >> it's bain problem already. insurance companies have to get taken care of in the end. when you don't have young, healthy people buying in, they're not being taken care of. to your point about the vote issue, we jump over to alabama. democrats people up that seat and it's 51-49 and the timing is right when they want to get a health care vote. >> is this jones's ability to go to alabama voters and say, by the way, you're going to be hurt by this. you are going to be the one to the see your premium pops. >> unclear whether he's going to do that. unclear whether he will need that frankly. he has a lot of other issues he can run on frankly the last few weeks. >> things from popped up. >> when susan collins says this
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could complicate things, we have been down this road before. she is saying don't make me do this because i'm not going to vote for it. when you hear john mccain say regular order. he wants hearings, fact-finding, bipartisan conversations going on, none of which is on the agenda. i don't know if they have the votes to pass this, with or without the alabama seed. >> errol lewis, and david, stand by. president trump has been mostly silent on the roy moore. [ clacking continues ] good questions lead to good answers. our advisors can help you find both. talk to one today and see why we're bullish on the future.
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benefiber® healthy shape. this i can do! embattled alabama senate candidate roy moore is digging in, refusing to drop out of the race and making it a spiritual contest. as some of his most conservative supporters are backing away. what is senate majority leader mitch mccobble going to do? there could be a write-in candidate, and it's a name you know. nick valencia is live in gadsden, alabama with more. nick? >> reporter: good morning, chris. conserve is active leaders are increasingly abandoning ship with many calling on him to draw or explaining the inconsistencies in his defense. for his part, reremained defiant
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at a campaign rally in alabama saying he's the one being harassed by sexual assault allegations. >> they're trying to keep me from going to washington. what do you think i'm going to do? >> reporter: embattled senate candidate roy moore digging in, signaling he's not going anywhere despite leadership trying to push him out of the alabama race. >> if he cares about the values and the people he he claims to care about, he should step aside. >> he's obviously not fit to be in the united states senate. and we've looked at all the options to try to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying jeff sessions may be the only viable write-in candidate. >> the only one to fit that is the attorney general, extremely popular and well-known in alabama. that obviously would be a big
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move for him and the president. >> sessions himself weighing in during tuesday's testimony during the house judiciary committee. >> i have no reason to doubt these young women. >> reporter: he said he spoke with president trump about moore's candidacy when the president was in vietnam. and they will have, quote, further discussions now that he is back in the states. the republican national committee announcing tuesday they are at the pulling out of a joint fund-raising agreement amid new signs a shift may be happening. >> for me the judge has 24 hours. you must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistency. if you can't do this, skwruplg more nee he needs to get out of the race. >> reporter: as he continues to
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avoidancing questions. >> i believe the democrats will do great damage to this country. >> reporter: with less than 30 days before this special election, the race has become tight. the last time they elected a democratic senator was more than 20 years ago. alisyn, chris. >> nick, thank you very much. we're joined by gregory and errol lewis. what's going to happen with roy moore? is he going to say i've been become a distraction and i'm going to get out of this race? >> well, he seems not to be responding to the pressure that's coming from all over his party, from party leadership. scott jennings, one of our colleagues here, political analyst on "anderson" last night was reporting on polling he was aware of. republicans show more cratering and that they see that campaign -- it would make total sense given how mcconnell and others are moving to cut this off. we're going to lose this seat.
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someone has got to intervene here. roy more has dug in in ways we could talk about that are unfortunate to say the least. but as a political matter now, i think it is no coincidence that the majority leader of the senate is talking about getting jeff sessions as a write-in candidate. he is calling the white house. the white house is listening. he is saying you want your tax bill? we could lose this seat and you could be in a really bad way. we need to act to get them guy out. various ways that could happen. a little complicated. but he is certainly working it. >> it doesn't seem roy moore wants to work with it. he has made it to a christian warrior martyrdom situation. how would it work? so if they want to replace roy moore, they can't. and they meaning on the federal
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level. they can't do it. this would be up to the governor and what he wants to do with this special election. so they would go to sessions and say would you want to do this. david makes the case there might be susceptibility there. say a call from the president, mitch mcconnell changes his mind. maybe the meeting yesterday helps massage him a little bit. if the governor is not on board and doesn't want to reset it so you can have a new ticket, you would then be putting seszs where he is splitting a ticket with roy moore and could lose and jones still woeupbs the seat and sessions is out. >> something to keep in mind, mitch mcconnell, as much as he wants to have that seat and that last vote, he's also facing somebody in roy moore and steve bannon who said as a condition
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of running as a bannon type candidate you have to pledge in advance publicly, as they have done, to get mitch mccouple out of majority leader. he has no reason to help roy moore or to go above is and beyond to save the seat. >> is we haven't seen the field jacket. >> he can read polls like everybody else. >> but we haven't seen him out there playing his populus warrior. >> the president wants to get the tax bill done. pop limp can wait. something to this that is interesting. you hear it from some people close to the president. wait a minute, you want to tell a guy who could actually win this race we're going to rig the rules so we can get him out of the race? what about democracy, all of these people hollering about authoritarian tactics. >> establishment tricks. >> now you use the tactics to get him out of there?
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he is saying i can still win this thing >> we heard from alabamans that they are going to support him. they don't like mitch mcconnell telling them what to do. let's say he wins in alabama. then what happens? >> then they have a real problem. they can either right off the bat try to have him removed which they can do. >> two-thirds. >> it will be pretty ugly. it probably won't get the time theg need. the whole point is to try to get something done with that seat and get some votes in place before february. it may in the work out for them. so that's one option. the other is to of the size him. no help, no support. >> people are not going to speculate here. if their internal polls show he is cratering, even steve bannon would like, you know, a jeff sessions over a democrat, i think. in terms of the president's
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agenda. and, again, i think it's very interesting, jeff sessions is an embattled attorney general for lots of reasons. the president is not happy with him. his performance on capitol hill yesterday, sudden memory about meetings with the russians, that's not helping him in the president's eyes either. and that he may not, you know, appoint a special prosecutor the way the president would like to be ordered up. this could solve a couple problems for the president at once. get rid of sessions and try to save the seat. the president may make the call and say you have to do this for the country. >> they would have to convince sessions that he wins, that it's a given. because that is a rough way, as the kids would day -- he would be done dirty. if he goes there and splits the ticket. the worst would be roy moore still wins or that the democrats win and sessions is out. do you think this happens? >> i wouldn't be at all surprised if they try it.
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the about-face just in the last few days, of all of these conservative voices have all decided, well, maybe we will not fight to the last ditch. they have private polling which suggests that. this is a lost cause. they will try anything. keep in mind the possibility of you have the democrat wins and flips to republican. it wouldn't be the first time it happens in that state. >> some of them, the tactic they're using, is running away. and we saw that literally happening with congressman mel brooks. tom younis was asking what do you think of moore? do you still support him? and i don't believe we sped up this tape. this is the real tape. >> watch the feed especially. >> do you believe roy moore over the? >> i believe that the democrats will great damage to our country. >> so you still believe roy moore? >> i believe that the democrats will do great damage to our
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country on a myriad of issues. >> look how they are gripping onto the banister. >> the athleticism involved in that moment. >> he has a fitbit. he was under pressure to get to 10,000 steps. >> he made it. listen, saying i think the democrats are bad for the country when being asked about roy moore. does that wash? >> these are episodes that look bad. there's plenty of cover to step up and say i think roy moore ought to step aside. you get into these positions of leadership, you have to be able to stand up for the right things. >> no question. and brooks deserves a little deference. you remember how he talked us through that crisis on the baseball field on "new day". >> so plain spoken. >> you have to remember the tension. great look of the tension is i'm going to take a header down these stairs. but the obvious moral authority
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that you are spoeft to exert as leadership as opposed to the politics of alabama. this is alabama voters and what they want. peep who sleep on roy moore are making a mistake. he has been rewarded for how he is again and again. >> we have people coming up who have their finger on the pulse of alabamans. >> attorney general jeff sessions very much in the news. not just how he can be the solution but for how he is a potential problem. did you see him in the hearing yesterday? we'll go through what he couldn't seem to recall. that is the word of day. and the blow he may have made to the president's agenda. (♪)
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the united states today. no events on his schedule today. no word what the major announcement is that he promised while overseas. attorney general sessions gets another grilling in congress. joe johns is live. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. the president returning to washington last night. already this morning on twitter touting what he sees as the accomplishments, the friendships and benefits when he says will last for years as a result of the asia trip. not quite clear so far at least what the president sees as those accomplishments. we're waiting to hear more on that. as you said, the president's handpicked attorney general on defense and the russia investigation. >> it's been a great trip. >> reporter: president trump touting the success of his asia trip but offering no details about the major announcement this week on north korea and
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trade. >> countries were taking advantage of the united states. those days are over. >> reporter: the president touching down hours after attorney general jeff sessions's heated five-hour testimony before the house judiciary committee. sessions insisting he never lied under oath about his knowledge of contacts between the trump campaign and russian officials with an important caveat. >> i've always told the truth and i have answered every question as i understood them to the best of my recollection. >> reporter: sessions was repeatedly pressed on a number of discretions on past testimonies including this exchange from 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. >> reporter: the attorney germ explaining that media reports jogged his memory about this meeting with former trump campaign aide george pop lop douse where papadopoulos proposed setting up a meeting
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between president trump and vladimir putin, later revealed to special counsel robert mueller. >> i did not recall this event which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago. i gladly would have reported it had i remembered it because i pushed back against his suggestion. >> reporter: sessions repeating this line more than 20 times throughout the hearing. >> i don't recall. >> i don't recall it. >> i don't recall. >> reporter: citing the chaos of the trump campaign for its lack of recollection. >> we traveled sometime to several places in one day. sleep was in short supply. >> reporter: despite revealing in a letter monday, the department of justice is considering appointing special counsel to look into alleged ties between the clinton foundation and the sale of a uranium company. sessions appeared unconvinced that a probe is necessary. >> it would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointments. >> reporter: the attorney
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general rejecting the idea that doj is being influenced by the white house to go after the former opponent hillary clinton. >> the department of justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. and that would be wrong. >> now, that letter from doj to members of congress sends mix signals on whether pressure from the oval office to launch a second special counsel will succeed even indicating the doj inspector general will get a chance to weigh in before any additional steps are taken. chris and alisyn. >> joe johns, thanks forsetting the table. it was a big day. >> i just think he looks bad. this idea that the whole thing from him and from others, there's nothing to see here. nothing to any of this russia thing, except for that meeting over there.
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that doesn't mean anything. oh, yeah, that meeting over there. but that doesn't mean anything. when he stood up like a knight in shining armor saying you can't contact russia and set something up, that he remembers. that looks bad. it is not as significant as other disclosures. i think it is more evidence of what has the president lacking confidence in sessions about. and i just think, you know, he's become a distraction. and a guy who doesn't seem to be as aggressive as the president would like. >> do you think that the testimony yesterday moved the needle? >> i think it moved it against the white house. when you see public polls suggesting 49% of the country thinks the president did something wrong. they just don't know what it is, it means the white house story is not getting out. and a high official like sessions is a bad day for them.
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that is just a threshold question. for him to get wrapped up, tangled up and them really attacking him, bringing him back to his own testimony from a few months ago and these expectations saying it was chaotic, busy. you know, all campaigns are chaotic. all campaigns are busy. you're in these photos. you have months to get your story straight. somehow this excuse of it's busy and i didn't quite remember except the ex culp tore information. >> when he says, boy, we had multiple stops. it was disorganized. i want to be like the espn guys, come on, man. you're the first person to be on the campaign. by the way, you weren't even -- you were a big part of the campaign. you weren't part of the campaign staff. you were in and out of that thing. the fact that they were disorganized is actually a real problem to the extent they were.
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that's where they were vulnerable to this kind of compromising by the russians. that is a big point against them. >> the gang that couldn't shoot straight is bubbling up more and more. also, one of the things we have to come in mind, he wasn't against the sharpest swords yesterday. the questions were okay, but they were not the toughest to take on the issue. another thing that may play into your theory by the president would want to encourage sessions to take the write-in seat is what happened with jim jordan. we tell you to watch "new day". we set the agenda for you. he was making his passionate case for why a special counsel is needed to investigate hillary clinton. the expectation he had going into this hearing is that jeff sessions would echo him. listen to what happened. >> it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government to then turn an opposition research
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document, some nation"national enquirer" story, take that to fisa court to, get a warrant to spy on americans in president trump's campaign. that's what it looks like. doesn't that warrant a second special counsel as we wrote three months ago asking you to do. >> forget about the hypocrisy that a special counsel wasn't needed in the form of bob mueller. it should have been congressional, open. it is political spitballing. for sessions to look at him and say, no, i don't think so. jim jordan has the same position that the president of the united states does on this. how do you think that helped or hurt sessions? >> well, i think that -- you know, you want to believe that sessions is strong enough in his role, independent enough that he is taking some steps to shut down this unprecedented demand
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by the president to say, we really ought to have special counsel looking into this against my political opponent who i have already defeated. and for him to say, look, i'm going to have people look at this so i can go back to the white house and say, look, there's no basis for this out here. he is digging into the conspiracy files to see what he can find out about this business. he should watch. i'm sure he's watching a lot of fox news. yesterday they took apart this uranium deal. they are spinning a lot of wheels. i think sessions there asserted himself in a way the white house may not like. >> what did you think, errol? >> he's absolutely right. he knows and we're now learning and even the white house is starting to learn. you call for an independent counsel, that is an unguided missile. that person can do whatever they want. in a purely political attack.
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which is all this is. this is an attempt to create a tear i did in the minds of voters and viewers of television. there's one thing over here with russia and one over here with clinton. it's been the trump playbook from day one of his campaign. he's not going to have the justice department to carry out that attack. >> interesting moment. gentlemen, thank you very much. donald trump jr. saying he communicated directly with wikileaks. how big a deal is that from an intelligence standpoint? we ask michael hayden when he joins us live next. -no. -separated at birth much? we should switch name tags, and no one would know who was who. jamie, you seriously think you look like him? uh, i'm pretty good with comparisons. like how progressive helps people save money by comparing rates, even if we're not the lowest. even if we're not the lowest. whoa! wow. i mean, the outfit helps, but pretty great. look at us.
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so the president completed his 12-day trip in asia. we're now learning that china is sending a special envoy to north korea this week. the president has repeatedly called on china to put more
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pressure on north korea over its nuclear weapons program. is this proof of progress? let's bring in retired germ michael hayden, the former cia and nsa director, now a principal at the churchoff group. sir is, always a pleasure. >> thank you. >> this development, should we see this as a reflection of the president's effectiveness? >> i think the timing suggests that's true. a bit of a ray of light, breath of fresh air, the chinese trying to ramp up their pressure on the north koreans. we need to be realistic. china is most interested in the whole korean peninsula. they're not too excited about change. i think we can rely on them to amp up the pressure to have kim, the youngest, tone down the rhetoric. maybe stop testing for a while. i don't think he's going to point out that you need to give up the weapons.
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>> unck it is largely window dressing at this point? >> i wouldn't say that. but i wouldn't overestimate the influence the chinese have on them. this is pass/fail. this is him and his regime survival. >> because it is existential to kim jong is un, it is not the typical calculus unless they want to be all in to remove the regime, which they don't want to do. >> they don't want to do. they have the second, third, fourth move down the board. a lot of branches and sequels down there very unhappy for china. >> well, him not testing would do alt-right now for the state of play. that's what's amping it up. it takes us to the next topic, which is the president of the united states and his perception of the public on his stability regarding his use of nuclear weapons, which is one of the most unilateral absolute powers that the president on the united
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states has. so put up numbers on that. level headed. 30% yes, 65% no. a lot is politics, perception of what he says, what he thinks or fails to the think about. how does it play into a reckoning of larger capabilities? >> what i know about american politics, division in our society, the numbers suggest the middle pretty much all went one way, which is they have their concerns. so they have senator corker having the hearings yesterday. that was about this president. it wasn't about the formal chain of command. we could have done that any time in the last 20, 30 years. what we heard yesterday, there are legal guardrails with regard to what the president can do. no american officer is going to followen unlawful order. the laws are in conflict, necessity, distinction,
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proporti proportionality and so forth. i think that was the gist of the conversation yesterday. based upon the president's rhetoric. and i can't read the president's heart or the president's mind. based on the president's rhetoric, the kinds of things he allows himself to say, you can understand. you have generals who follow the laws of armed conflict. they will not do the unlawful act. if they have been directed to do an unwise act, i would expect them to push back. can we have another discussion about this, mr. president? at the end of the day, presidents matter. he's the commander in chief. >> commander in chief. we have a unified executive in the form of one person, which is the president. can legislatively that be changed? >> well, perhaps. i don't think, is and this might surprise you, i don't think that would be wise. >> because? >> i don't think we should be changing the strubctures of our government because of the tphafg
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needs at the moment. they have lasting impact how we govern ourselves. elections matter. he does carry the coveragity. we have to live with the consequences of the vote. >> there were things that happened that need to be examined. not according to senator chuck grassley. he is a human bucket of cold water when it comes to the russian investigation. the latest investigation of some merit is wikileaks was corresponding with donald trump jr. not just during the campaign but the timing is sensitive because it was after they had started to dump the e-mails they had stolen. this is what chuck grassley says about those communications. put up the full screen, please. i read the e-mails. he only responded to two or three of them. and they were very innocuous.
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do you agree? >> no. i'm not a lawyer. put collusion over here. i know what synchronization is. it is clear based on these e-mails that the campaign synchronized its actions and statements with what they were learning from wikileaks in a dialogue between the two sides. more importantly, chris, the two most important acts go to this website and the candidate saying certain things took place after they went out in early october and said this is the work of the russian government. yet despite that, the campaign went ahead and did these things. when i read the article, it took my breath away. >> op sieve word would be think.
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the bar is, is it illegal? that will be his purview. >> general hayden, always a pleasure. always value added. thank you, sir. alisyn. >> chris, now to sports. three ucla basketball players back home after being arrested in china after shoplifting on a team trip. details in the bleacher report next. well watch this. i pop that in there. 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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the three ucla basketball players accused of stealing sunglasses in china are back on u.s. soil this morning. andy scholes has more in this morning's bleacher reports. what happened, andy? >> bleacher reports presented by the 2018 ford f-150. liangelo ball, the brother of lonzo ball, returning to los angeles last night. they were greeted by a slew of
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media hoping to get answers for what happened in china. the players did not speak. but ucl will be holding a press conference today at 2:00 eastern. the players will attend but not expected to answer questions. the players return came hours after president trump said he was hopeful that they would return home soon after he had talked about the situation with chinese president xi. larry scott thanked president trump for help to go get the players home. what's next is the punishment. will they be be suspended a few games, the entire basketball season. maybe that's something we find out today at the press conference. >> when you do, let us know. andy scholes, thank you very much. the president is back home from asia. he has several big challenges right in front of him. tax reform, how does he help get it done. is the mandate being folded in the right move? insight next.
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