Skip to main content

tv   New Day Saturday  CNN  September 22, 2018 3:00am-4:00am PDT

3:00 am
xfinity to make moving... simple. easy. awesome. stay connected while you move with the best wifi experience and two-hour appointment windows. click, call or visit a store today. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein floated the idea of wearing a wire to secretly record president trump last year. >> just look at what is now being exposed in our department of justice and the fbi. there's a lingering stench, and we're going to get rid of that, too. >> rod rosenstein had a shocked reaction to something we all know to be true. that is that the white house is a circus. >> james comey needs to fire rod rosenstein. if he doesn't, donald trump needs to fire both of them. >> brett kavanaugh is a fantastic man. he was born for the u.s. court, born for it.
3:01 am
and it's going to happen. >> the alleged attack is as bad as she says it was, christine blasey ford would have filed charges. >> i thought that the president's tweet was completely inappropriate and wrong. good morning to you, good to have you this saturday. i'm victor blackwell. >> i'm diane gallagher in this morning for christi paul. >> deputy attorney general rod rosenstein first said he will comment no further, and then he commented further. >> yeah. >> that's after there was the reporting that he discussed wearing a wire to record conversations with president trump last year. >> yeah, look, cnn sources have confirmed the story that was first reported now by "the new york times" that in the days after james comey was fired as fbi director, rosenstein also reportedly talked about recruiting cabinet members to help remove trump from office by
3:02 am
invoking the 25th amendment. here's laura jarrett with more. >> reporter: friday's stunning developments outline in a series of memos from former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe sent a shockwave through the justice department as officials tried to contain the blast radius and keep rosenstein in his job. rosenstein, the number-two official at the justice department, issuing rare statements pushing back on the reporting and first one saying in part he believed there was no basis to invoke the 25th amendment to oust the president. and in a second, more forceful statement after a meeting in white house, rosenstein said, "i never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that i've ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false." other officials familiar with the encounters between mccabe and rosenstein describe a chaotic scene after the firing of fbi director james comey and
3:03 am
the significant amount of mistrust both sides that could be sort of coloring the interactions, almost setting the groundwork for how mccabe described their interactionses in his contemporaneous memos. no word from the white house or directly from the president. he said at a rally in missouri that he planned to get rid of the lingering stench at the fbi and justice department, but no direct mention of rosenstein at all. and while it's too early to tell exactly what rosenstein's fate as the number-two official here overseeing shoot probe will hold, if for whatever reason rosenstein either quits or is fired, there is a succession plan at the justice department. and mueller's work will continue. laura jarrett, cnn, washington. according to the "washington post," president trump asked his advisers whether he should fire rosenstein. they talked him out of making a decision last night. >> the president is spending the weekend at his golf club in
3:04 am
bedminster, new jersey, after a rally last night in missouri. white house correspondent boris sanchez joining us live from nearby berkeley heights, new jersey. boris, rosenstein on his mind? >> reporter: yeah, we're anxiously refreshing our twitter feeds to see if the deputy attorney general still has a job this morning. president trump very liking, he enjoys, i should say, firing people on twitter and tweeting early on weekend mornings. we'll see where he goes with that. it's no secret that president trump is unhappy with his department of justice and talked about that they don't prosecute his political enemies and don't investigate those such as duncan. in part, rosenstein has given free rein to robert mueller to
3:05 am
run the russian investigation which as you know the president it calls a witch hunt. this before rosenstein speculating about using the 25th amendment and wiretapping the president. no direct response from the president just yet. he was asked about this on a tarmac yesterday as he arrived for an event in springfield, missouri. while there he did make a statement that may have some implications for the future of the deputy attorney general. watch this. >> we have great people in the department of justice. these are people -- i believe, you take a poll, i got to be at 95%. but you got some real bad ones. you've seen what's happened at the fbi. they're all gone. they're all gone. they're all gone. [ cheers [ cheers ] but there's a lingering stench, and we're going to get rid of
3:06 am
that, too. >> reporter: perhaps a bit of foreshadowing there. a number of prominent conservatives have weighed in on twitter including the president's son, donald trump jr., who carcasarcastically not was shocked about this. several are calling for rosenstein to be fired. the "washington post" speaking to them, told them that the president asked aides about whether he should fire rosenstein or not. he was convinced to at least wait until after friday night. we'll see what happens this weekend. >> boris sanchez, like you said, all of us refreshing that twitter feed. thank you very much. >> just refreshed mine. no update yet. joining me to talk about this, commentator errol lewis. political anchor at spectrum news. and legal analyst joey jackson, also a criminal defense attorney. good to have you back. errol, this time next week, will we be talking about potential nominees to replace rod rosenstein? >> i think he is in a great deal
3:07 am
of danger as far as his career and longevity at the justice department. on the other hand, i'm not entirely sure. i don't know if it's going to happen today. i wouldn't be surprised ed id happened, for example, on election day, especially if the party loses seats in congress. they'll clean house and do a normal reshuffle. the president made no secret of the fact that he's not enamored, to say the least, with his own attorney general. jeff sessions should be looking over his shoulder and maybe looking at his twitter feed, as well. will the housecleaning come before or action election day i think is the only question. not a question of if but when. >> joey, listen to former secretary of defense leon panetta here. >> he's got to think carefully about the implications of taking action here because if he does this, it raises concerns about
3:08 am
the mueller investigation, raises concerns about the possibility of obstruction. more importantly it creates even greater chaos at a time when he's trying to deal with the midterms, the kavanaugh confirmation, and trying to fund the federal government. >> joey, the president now has the number two at the department of justice mulling over, according to reporting, which members of the cabinet would be willing to launch an effort to remove the president from office via the 25th amendment. if this were to fire rosenstein or order the attorney general to do so, would this fit so neatly into an obstruction of just case? >> good morning to you. it would not fit neatly at all, and here's why -- what happens is is that we're we talk about if you fire someone and it fits into the element of justice,
3:09 am
there's the state of mind, the corrupt intention. what this does is it gives the president political cover to get rid of someone he's been looking to get rid of. when you have a narrative of a person who is looking, that is rod rosenstein, to get rid of you because they don't trust your judgment, there are issues concerning your fitne nesness t office, there are concerns as to whether a wire should be worn to otherwise unearth what you're doing, what you're saying, and the fact that you are unfit, that gives the president the ability to say, look, this has nothing to do with the russia investigation. it has to do with putting people in place who are not by yeased against me so if we -- biased against me so if we have the investigation move forward as it will no matter when's there, it can be an investigation we can all trust. this furthers, in my view, the trump narrative. and leon panetta, incredible public servant, figure, but if the president wanted to do so, i don't think the blow back would be as vicious, the blow back
3:10 am
would be as significant ads it would be absent this report. that's what this development does. i would expect it sooner than the election. i would expect it to be immediate, not that i'm a pra e prognosticat prognosticator, but it fits into the president's narrative of this being a witch hunt. >> errol, what's your take on rosenstein saying i will not comment no further on this report, and then commenting further saying that he never pursued the recording or removing the president via the 25th? >> sure. i think he tried to tamp it down by saying, look, i have no comment. on the other hand, as i would have expected him to understand by now, the word of "the new york times" is taken seriously. they're reporting although it doesn't -- although it doesn't amount to rock-solid proof that things were said, but as the white house responds and other
3:11 am
sources chime in, there were conversations that other people heard. those people are talking, and they are talking to "the new york times." he was right, i think, to make absolutely clear that maybe itst he never launched a serious plot to do what was suggested. not outright alleged but suggested. >> joey, quickly to you, the reporting that he suggested wearing this wire to record the president, the department of justice put out a statement from someone who heard the comment saying it was sarcastic. another source in the "times" said he was serious about this. record him to what end? rosenstein was saying the president wasn't taking the role of finding the new fbi director seriously, that there was chaos. a lot of this was public. we sea what happened -- we saw what happened in may of 2017. how would that have risen to the level of impeachment? >> a great point. first to the issue of whether it
3:12 am
happened or not, contemporaneous notes in the court of law are solid. they're solid because you record and otherwise memorialize something that happened close to the event in time. i have to put a lot of credibility as to this being a factual case. we don't know. when you record someone, you document how they sound, what they're doing, what they're thinking, whether or not their thinking is amiss, whether they do have corrupt intentions. look, when i'm speaking to you, right, if i'm speaking to you off camera or errol, my guard is down. i'm speaking about -- this is who i am. i think recordings capture that. if you want to get state of mind, that's who the recordings go to. that's the significance of it. >> thank you very much. stay with us. we have more to discuss. a u.s. ambassador to the united nations, nikki haley, and senator hurano join jake tapper on "state of the union" tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. eastern. plus, new york mayor michael
3:13 am
bloomberg joins "fareed zakaria gps" only tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern. another deadline for the woman accused -- woman accusing brett kavanaugh of sexual assault. whether she will testify before congress. the man captures a moment that a tornado hits his home on video. now he's talking about it. huge day of college football is in store. coy wire is in texas for us. coy? >> reporter: things are about to heat up in austin. a big match-up between texas and tcu. th they're 17th in the nation. we break that down and get analysis from diane and fashion expert victor blackwell on a cowboy hat i found here in austin. i'm a little nervous. we to spend it - our way. ♪ valerie: but we worry if we have enough to last. ♪
3:14 am
cal: ellen, our certified financial planner™ professional, helps us manage our cash flow and plan for the unexpected. valerie: her experience and training gave us the courage to go for it. it's our "confident forever plan"... cal: ...and it's all possible with a cfp® professional. find your certified financial planner™ professional at letsmakeaplan.org. hi, i'm famous and this is a commercial. [door closing] ever since darrell's family started using gain flings, their laundry smells more amazing than ever. [darrell's wife] uh, honey, isn't that the dog's towel? [dog sfx] hey, mi towel, su towel. more gain scent plus oxi boost and febreze
3:15 am
makes gain flings our best gain ever. gain. seriously good scent. opportunlike here.rywhere. and here. see? opportunity. hi! cinturones por favor. gracias. ev-er-y-where. about to be parents. it's doing a lot of kicking down there. meeting the parents. it's gonna be fine. and this driver, logging out to watch his kid hit one out of the... go dani, go! opportunity is everywhere. all you have to do to find it is get out... here. ♪ but one blows them all out of the water. hydro boost from neutrogena®. with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells so it bounces back. neutrogena®
3:16 am
so it bounces back. my mom washes the dishes... ...before she puts them in the dishwasher. so what does the dishwasher do? new cascade platinum does the work for you, prewashing and removing stuck-on foods, the first time. wow, that's clean! new cascade platinum. ♪ as moms, we send our kids out into the world, full of hope. and we don't want something like meningitis b
3:17 am
getting in their way. meningococcal group b disease, or meningitis b, is real. bexsero is a vaccine to help prevent meningitis b in 10-25 year olds. even if meningitis b is uncommon, that's not a chance we're willing to take. meningitis b is different from the meningitis most teens were probably vaccinated against when younger. we're getting the word out against meningitis b. our teens are getting bexsero. bexsero should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose. most common side effects are pain, redness or hardness at the injection site; muscle pain; fatigue; headache; nausea; and joint pain. bexsero may not protect all individuals. tell your healthcare professional if you're pregnant or if you have received any other meningitis b vaccines. ask your healthcare professional about the risks and benefits of bexsero and if vaccination with bexsero is right for your teen. moms, we can't wait. ♪
3:18 am
this morning senate republicans have demanding that the wok accusing supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify before the senate judiciary committee. christine blasey ford says that kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. that's according to "the new york times." a committee chair, senator chuck grassley, gave ford until 2:30 p.m. today to decide to testify or to vote on kavanaugh's nomination, that's going to move to monday afternoon. ford's attorney called the deadline arbitrary. meanwhile, president trump lashed out at ford yesterday on twitter, questioning her credibility. but last night at a rally in missouri, he turned the focus to kavanaugh and says that republicans have to get him confirmed. >> world cup, fantastic man. he -- brett kavanaugh, fantastic man. he was born for the u.s. supreme court. he was born for it. [ cheers ] and it's going to happen.
3:19 am
we have to fight for him. not worry about the other side. and by the way, women are for that more than anybody would understand. >> about that, errol lewis, political commentator and commentator for spectrum news, and analyst and attorney joey jackson with us again. we have the looming deadline, 2:30 this afternoon. i want to get back to that. first, your reaction, errol, to what the heard from the president. is he just riffing here? who are the women who are already ready to fight for brett kavanaugh before we've heard ford testify in a potential hearing? >> right. the president and republicans supporting him in congress are in a tough place because there aren't a lot of women out there. everyone that they can find they get to sign a document or push in front of the cameras. there was talk about having outside counsel, women attorneys to do the questioning because they know how awful all of this is going to look.
3:20 am
that christine blasey ford, the professor, is going to give her story to the nation, whether it's in testimony before congress or on national television, one way or another. she is going to be heard. and we know from history it gets women voters, the women who really count it gets women voters very, very upset to hear men denigrate or dismiss these kind of accounts. >> president trump openly attacked ford saying that if the sexual assault happened then why didn't she tell her parents, or why didn't her parents report it, for most of the day yesterday. the hash tag #whyididntreport was trend all over social media. even the daughter of ronald reagan, patti davis, wrote an op-ed in the "the washington times" with her rape saying, quote, your memory snaps photos of the details that haunt you
3:21 am
forever. it blacks out other parts that don't matter much. defending ford for maybe not recalling all of the details. there is bash lash and we don't know if there's going to be a hearing. does this conversation help or hurt republicans? >> here's the issue, right, i think the issue surrounding a hearing is a misnomer. the intent is to get at the truth, to unearth facts. the intent it to get the witnesses, the information, the documentation, everything we need, the american people, so an informed decision can be made. this in my view is not a hearing, it's a sham. if you want to determine whether something happened, you don't call dr. ford to state her peace and the judge to deny it. you call anyone and everyone who might be relevant to the information you're trying to get. from a political perspective, and errol would know much better than me, i don't know how the republicans survive in this midterm election just cramming the nomination down the throat with a sham hearing.
3:22 am
if you want to get to the fact, get information that can get you the facts. the fact that you're extending deadlines and you come and i'll give you options -- you can do it in private, wheel come to you, you can testify, does nothing to the issue of learning what cared. i think the whole thing is window dressing and designed to appear that the republicans are doing so much to learn what happened when in essence they're not doing enough at all. that's problematic. >> errol, if it is just window dressing here, it's the third deadline that grassley set in the past 24 hours here. what are the chance that's it passes by at 2:30 this afternoon and there's another exchange of letters or emails and they extend it again? >> there's a very good chance of that because it is a power play. it has nothing to do with what it would require to put together a decent hearing as joey suggests. it's all about trying to make sure they don't get held accountable for the negative downside of pushing through the nomination which is their
3:23 am
number-one goal. they want brett kavanaugh confirmed so that he can join the court as it meets in the fall term on -- in early october. that's one deadline that they're pushing. they also want to get it done before the midterms and be able to take it to the conservative base and say look what we did. they're moving the deadline because the deadline is not real. it's political, it's artificial. it has nothing to do with actually getting the facts out. and until we acknowledge that, i think we're going to just be watching politics rather than procedure over the next few days. >> i think the thing hanging over this is what's the rush here. errol lewis, joey jackson, thank you both. we have talked a lot about sexual assault allegations and the uneasy process that many people face as they decide if and how to report it. so we just want to remind you all, there is a number that you can call. it is 1-800-656-hope. that is to get confidential
3:24 am
support from a professional and someone to support you. the big question of the morning -- is deputy attorney general rod rosenstein's job at the justice department in real jeopardy?
3:25 am
that's why capital one iss feel the building something completely different. capital one cafés. welcoming places with people here to help you, not sell you. with savings and checking accounts with no fees or minimums. that are easy to open from right here or anywhere in 5 minutes. no smoke. no mirrors. this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? is time you make for yourself. aveeno® daily moisturizing lotion with active naturals® oat. locks in moisture to improve skin wellness in just one day. aveeno® naturally beautiful results®
3:26 am
( ♪ ) face the world as a face to be reckoned with. only botox® cosmetic is fda approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better. it's a quick 10 minute cosmetic treatment given by a doctor to reduce those lines. there is only one botox® cosmetic, ask for it by name. the effects of botox® cosmetic, may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. do not receive botox® cosmetic if you have a skin infection. side effects may include allergic reactions, injection site pain, headache, eyelid and eyebrow drooping and eyelid swelling.
3:27 am
tell your doctor about your medical history, muscle or nerve conditions, and medications including botulinum toxins as these may increase the risk of serious side effects. leave your mark on the world. minimize its mark on you. get started at botoxcosmetic.com.
3:28 am
3:29 am
28 minutes after the hour. the top story, allegations that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein discussed wearing a wire it secretly record -- wire to secretly record conversations with the president and talked about invoking the 25th amendment to remove president trump from office. according to sources familiar with memos written by former deputy director andrew mccabe documenting those discussions, this allegedly happened in the days immediately after fbi director james comey was fired. >> now rosenstein swiftly and forcefully denied the claims in two separate statements, calling the report inaccurate and factually incorrect. two sources familiar with the matter spotted rosenstein at the white house last night consulting with top aides about the report. now all of this, of course, raises questions rosenstein's future at the justice department.
3:30 am
hours after the report came out at a rally in missouri, the president vowed to eradicate the, as he described it, lingering stench at the justice department and fbi. he did not call on rosenstein by name, but it would not be the first time the president has criticized the deputy attorney general. >> in part one, gloria borger looks back at the role of rod rosenstein and his relationship with the president while at the justice department. >> reporter: if the president is your boss, this is not what you want to hear when asked if he'll fire you -- >> you figure that out. >> reporter: trump dissing his own deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, for whomevery day can be a near--- whom every day be can a near fatal experience. he became the man in charge once the attorney general recused himself. so he's the one who hired the
3:31 am
special counsel and now stands between trump and any move to fire robert mueller. which leaves him on the hot seat, under attack not only from the preside the president but also from angry republicans who blame him for keeping information from them and want this russia investigation over. >> if you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the american people. whatever you got. finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart. >> reporter: oddly enough rosenstein started out as a teacher's pet. >> very smart guy. the democrats like him. the republicans like him. >> this man is a man of character and the gold standard at the department of justice. >> reporter: rosenstein's stock rose even higher after two weeks on the job he wrote a now-infamous memo at the request
3:32 am
of the president lambasting fbi director james comey for mishandling the clinton e-mail investigation. >> if the president asked you to look at this and give me your thoughts, you can't say no. >> reporter: he writes the memo, and then -- >> all hell breaks loose. >> reporter: the president loved it almost as much as he hated comey. so much, in fact, that he received it, released it, and fired comey all on the same day last may. this is cnn breaking news. >> we have major breaking news. >> the president of the united states has terminated the director of the fbi, james comey. >> reporter: josh campbell, a close comey aide, was with him in los angeles when comey learned watching cnn that he had been fired. >> they said, we have a letter from the president that was dropped off at the visitors
3:33 am
center at fbi headquarters -- >> reporter: visitors center? >> the visitors center indicating you've been fired. they said, there's something else, there's something attached, a lengthy explanation from the deputy attorney general laying out a case against you. >> reporter: was he surprised at rosenstein? >> he was very surprised at rosenstein. not that they were chummy or friends or you would know what to expect because none of this was telegraphed. >> do you think he knew that it was going to be used by the president as the rationale publicly for firing james comey? >> well, i think he had to know it was going to be used in some degree. i don't think that he realized that the president was going to put greyhound bus tracks on his back with that memo. i don't think he realized it was going to be used in that way. >> my memo truthfully reflects my views. i'm not in position to comment on anybody else. from my perspective, senator, that memo is about what it's about. i do not know what was in anybody else's mind.
3:34 am
>> reporter: in comey world, rosenstein is seen as a trump collaborator, not an independent actor. what's the motive? >> i think the motive is to keep his job. >> reporter: what's rosenstein's rep now? >> there's conflict there. he's someone that people are suspicious of. but in these interesting times, people are looking at him and thinking he might be the last, best hope that we have to ensure that robert mueller is allowed to do his job, which is a strange place to be in. >> if president trump fires rosenstein, will he be crossing a line? more coming up next. who gets to tell the stories? this is asked often. the answer for better or worse is i do. at least this time out.
3:35 am
first time on this continent. yes. unbelievable. astonishing. >> i always wanted to do it. >> try that in new york. new york in your mind is where the writer's life was? >> superb and crazy. >> here we go. ♪ >> "anthony pow anthonanthony b unknown" tomorrow at 9:00 on cnn. ♪
3:36 am
take us downtown, waze. waze integration- seamlessly connecting the world inside... with the world outside... making life a little... easier. introducing the well-connected lincoln mkc.
3:37 am
i couldn't catch my breath. it was the last song of the night. it felt like my heart was skipping beats. they said i had afib. what's afib? i knew that meant i was at a greater risk of stroke. i needed answers. my doctor and i chose xarelto® to help keep me protected from a stroke. once-daily xarelto®, a latest-generation blood thinner significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. warfarin interferes with at least 6 of your body's natural blood-clotting factors. xarelto® is selective, targeting just one critical factor. for afib patients well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® compares in reducing the risk of stroke. don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily,
3:38 am
or take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. it may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. get help right away for unexpected bleeding or unusual bruising. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. before starting, tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures and any kidney or liver problems. learn all you can to help protect yourself from a stroke. talk to your doctor about xarelto®.
3:39 am
3:40 am
some say deputy attorney general rod rosenstein is the last hope to make sure that special counsel robert mueller can do his job. >> in part two of gloeria borger's report she looks into sfrien rosenstein's compromising position. >> reporter: rosenstein is 53, married, with two daughters. >> his world has changed a lot because of this. >> my younger daughter was 14 at the time when he heard i was iffing to become deputy. she asked an -- i was going to become deputy. she asked an important question, she said, "dad, does this mean that you'll get your picture in the paper?" and i said, "no." >> reporter: he keeps his own counsel even with his friends. >> you scratch the surface and get more surface. that's him. she is inscrutable publicly, professionally he is devastatingly effective.
3:41 am
he's methodical, thorough. >> reporter: a career justice department official with a harvard law pedigree. a former u.s. attorney from maryland for a dozen years. a republican appointed by george bush. >> he's been presiding over a small case bringing every case you could image grin material support of terrorism to public corruption to ms-13, to corrupt jails where almost all the guards get indicted. he's been aggressive, and he's not shied away from the political spotlight when it comes to prosecutial decisions. >> reporter: he was confirmed for his job last april 94-6, but the shine wore off quickly after the mueller appointment. and then rosenstein further enraged trump by signing off on the michael cohen raid. >> i just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, good man.
3:42 am
and it's a disgraceful situation. >> reporter: tenuous for rod rosenstein. >> no one is above the law, even president. >> reporter: obama appointee sally yates is a former deputy attorney general fired by trump last year. >> a president can't fire a prosecutor because he's mad that he authorized a search of his attorney's home and office. he can be mad about it as long as he's not trying to influence his conduct. >> reporter: at a meeting with the president, rosenstein volunteered that the cohen raid did not put the president in legal jeopardy, but the president remained furious. >> i'm very disappointed in my justice department. but because of the fact that it's going on -- and i think you'll understand this -- i have decided that i won't be involved. i may change my mind at some point because what's going on is a disgrace. >> i believe that attorney general sessions, my good friend, and rosenstein, who i
3:43 am
don't know, i believe they should in the interests of justice end this investigation. >> if he asks rod to fire mr. mueller, rod would resign. that's my guess. at that point it's untenable. you have a president who's not respecting the process, not respecting the constitution. he won't do it. >> reporter: he won't? >> no. >> it would be a red line for the president to fire robert mueller. but it should equally be crossing a red line if he were to fire rod rosenstein, as well. >> reporter: what red line is that? >> well, it's a red line in terms of totally turning the rule of law on its head. >> reporter: some republicans would see it as a step in the right direction, charging rosenstein with hiding information about the hillary clinton and russia investigations. >> prosecute rosenstein, why are you keeping information from congress? >> your statement that i'm personally keeping information from you trying to concealing information -- >> you're the boss, mr. rosenstein. >> that's correct. and my job is to make sure that we respond to your concerns.
3:44 am
we have, sir. >> reporter: the question now is whether republicans have given the president an excuse to fire rosenstein. something trump himself hinted at in a may tweet. "at some point i will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the presidency and get involved." >> are you afraid of president trump firing you? >> no, i'm not, congressman. >> rod is, he's like shockingly fatali fatalistic. >> there are people making threats, privately and publicly against me, for quite some time. and i think they should understand by now the department of justice is not going to be extorted. >> he is a career public servant. he's a career prosecutor. whatever mr. trump wants to say, frankly, can only make his reputation go up. >> reporter: even if he gets fired? >> especially if he gets fired. >> our thanks to gloria borger. we'll talk more about the fallout from the nightmares reporting through -- "the new york times" reporting throughout
3:45 am
the morning. and to texas, a state that loves the fall, loves tailgating, and loves coy wire from what i hear. he's experiencing it all in austin for us. >> reporter: yes, i'm loving austin. it's a quirky, charming place. and it's big-time football down here. texas longhorns, they knocked usc out of the top 25 last week. and they have number 17,tcu, this week. also i went toe to toe with their 1,700-mascot, coming up. for a nasty cold, take new dayquil severe with vicks vapocool.
3:46 am
whoa and vaporize it with an intense rush of vicks vapors. ahhhhh. new dayquil severe with vicks vapocool. the daytime, coughing, stuffy head, vaporize your cold medicine. introducing vicks vapocool drops, to vaporize your sore throat. breathe freely fast with vicks sinex. sniff my congestion's gone. i can breathe again. i can breathe again. sniff. ohh. vicks sinex, breathe on.
3:47 am
all the tools you need for every step of the way. make it, squarespace
3:48 am
3:49 am
♪ ♪ ♪ olly. when heartburn hits... fight back fast with tums smoothies. it neutralizes stomach acid at the source. tum tum tum tum tums... smoothies... ...and introducing new tums sugar-free. fans getting fired up for another saturday of college football, right, victor? >> i love how much you love
3:50 am
football. i do. >> well, i'm fired up because it is the start of our ultimate tailgate tour. >> yes. i get down with the tailgating. cnn will take you to the biggest and best parties across the country. coy wire starts us off in austin, texas, host of the texas longhor longhorns. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. two tailgating trucks just pulled up. the sun's not even out yet, they're about to fire it up. but even though it's a little early right here in austin, it's going to be blazing hot by kickoff. it's 4:30 eastern. what a day it's going to be. this "bleacher report" brought to you by tums. texas, they are looking to keep a good thing going. last week they knocked the usc straight out of the top 25. they're 2-1 heading into big-12 action. today they'll face number 17 rival tcu who last week is looking to get back on their feet after being knocked down my number four, ohio state.
3:51 am
speaking of the buckeyes, they get head coach urban meyer returning to the sidelines when they host tulane. remember he served a three-game suspension for his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach zach smith. next week the buckeyes face number-10 penn state. what a second-half performance they put on at illinois. trailing early in the first half, they blitzed the illini with 42 unanswered points in the second half. trace mcsorley, three touchdowns, penn state wins big. 63-24. they host the buckeyes in happy valley next saturday. now, for the first time in more than three years, tiger woods has his share of the 36th hole lead in the event. he drained this long putt on 15, one of five birdies yesterday at the tour championship in atlanta. tiger's at seven under par heading into the third round. listen to this -- three of
3:52 am
the nba's best are teaming up to raise money for hurricane florence victims. steph curry, chris paul, and john wahl, all north carolina natives, launching a crowdsourcing site aimed at giving to those in need. the goal is $500,000. wishing them well. now, college football towns are some of the best towns in the country. i've been immersing myself in this one in austin and its culture. i went to alan's boots which has 18,000 pairs of boots from the classic to the quirky. one pair, listen to this, cost $13,000. made of american gator. there they r. maybe for your closet. i got to meet college football's biggest mascot. u.t.'s 1,700-pound texas longhorn, he attended in 2004. a philanthropist, as well. hundreds of thousands raised through private appearances. what a beast he is.
3:53 am
speaking of the beasts, i found myself this cowboy hat there. and victor, i'm putting myself out there right now because you are the fashioniado. >> i am a fan. looks great. >> you rocked it -- >> you have made questionable hat choices in the past. this is a winner. >> true. derby got me last year, and you called me out for it. i totally redeemed myself. cowboy coy it is. >> yes. it works. i love that diane can love football, and i can be the guy you come to for the fashion element. >> reporter: we have something for everyone here at saturday sports and "new day." have a good one. >> coy wire, thank you very much. it took just minutes for a tornado in canada to rip roofs off of homes and send cars flying. watch this.
3:54 am
wow. this was near ottawa. the man who took the video said he got a warning, but minutes later the tornado was in front of him. >> at least 30 people were injured. almost surprised it was not more. wow. many were trapped in their homes and cars at the time. next, we take you to kenya for a look inside the season premiere of the final episodes of "parts unknown" hosted by our light colleague, anthony bore -- late colleague, anthony bourdain. sleep, won't let you try new nyquil severe with vicks vapocool and vaporize it. ahhhhh! shhhhh! new nyquil severe with vicks vapocool. the vaporizing, nightime coughing, aching, stuffy head, best sleep with a cold, medicine.
3:55 am
comdeeper than the oceanrld as unfathomable as the universe a world that doesn't exist outside you, but within you where breakthrough science is replacing chemotherapy with immunotherapy where we can now attack the causes of disease not just the symptoms. where medicines once produced for all, are now designed to fit you. today, 140,000 biopharmaceutical researchers go boldly to discover treatments and cures unimaginable ten years ago and they're on the verge of more tomorrow.
3:56 am
3:57 am
of great savings and service. with such a long history, it's easy to trust geico! thank you todd. it's not just easy. it's-being-a-master-of-hypnotism easy. hey, i got your text- sleep! doug, when i snap my fingers you're going to clean my gutters. ooh i should clean your gutters! great idea.
3:58 am
it's not just easy. it's geico easy. todd, you will go make me a frittata. doespeninsula trail?he you won't find that on a map. i'll take you there. take this left. if you listen real hard you can hear the whales. oop. you hear that? (vo) our subaru outback lets us see the world. sometimes in ways we never imagined.
3:59 am
the city of lagos is known as nigeria's silicon valley. >> and one woman is helping fill the gender gap. >> went i went to nigeria, i was concerned to see the living conditions. most girls are trapped in vicious cycle of poverty. many are not thinking of education and plan for a future. i believe girls should have opportunities. when you can't see you can't aspire to. they need to be shown another way of life. time for one more ride around the world anthony bourdain. this sunday, the fine season of "parts unknown." >> here's a pre-vuviepreview.
4:00 am
♪ >> nairobi means cool water want the capital of kenya with 6.5 million people living in the metro area. i grew up around a british railway depot during the colonial era, between uganda and themombasa. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein floated the idea of secretly wearing a wire around president trump last year. >> just look at what is being exposed in our department of justice and the fbi. there's a lingering stench, and we're going to get rid of that, too. >> rod rosenstein had a shocked reaction to something we all know to be true which is that the white house is a circus. >> jeff sessions needs to fire rosenstein, and if he won't, donald trump needs to fire both of them. brett kavanaugh is a fantastic man. he was born for the u.s. supreme court. he was born for it. and it's going to happen. >> repor

64 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on