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if he isn't fully cooperative. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." >> rabbit, rabbit. >> that's good luck, right? >> the first thing you say at the beginning of every month. >> you're just doing it today for the first time. >> i forgot the first 12 months i was here. starting today >> it will be good luck for the show. bill barr has some explaining to do. in hours the attorney general will face the senate judiciary committee and the country to defend his handling of the mueller report. overnight we learned the special counsel robert mueller sent a letter to bill barr in late march expressing concern about the attorney general's four-page summary of his report. mueller told barr those four pages failed to fully capture his findings. the two old friends spoke by phone with mueller raising concerns about how barr's
conclusions made the public more confused >> did robert mueller get played by william barr? if he meant to send a message on obstruction, did he fail because he was outmaneuvered by barr? when will we hear from robert mueller himself? his testimony seems guaranteed and crucial. did the attorney general lie in testimony he's already given on the report? how will he explain his selective quotes from the mueller report that seem to twist mueller's intent? some democrats are calling for impeachment of the attorney general. this makes for what could be an explosive day. jessica snyder is live from washington this morning. >> reporter: good morning, john. this was set to be a contentious hearing already. now even more so. democrats spent the overnight hours rewriting their questions to zero in on revelations that the special counsel objected to barr's characterizations to congress on the obstruction of
justice issue in the late march letter. the criticism from robert mueller adds a new dimension to lingering criticisms but the attorney general today is planning to defend his actions over the past month. new fuel to democrats' fire ahead of attorney general william barr's appearance in a capitol hill hotseat. a source revealing special counsel robert mueller expressed concerns to the attorney general in late march saying he was dissatisfied with barr's four-page memo summarizing conclusions from the 448-page report. mueller, first writing a letter, then speaking with the attorney general on the phone according to justice department officials. "the washington post" quoting the letter as saying barr's summary didn't fully come temperature the context, nature and substance of his nearly two-year probe. mueller saying there is now public confusion about the investigation. this threatens to under mine essential purpose for which the
counsel was appointed to ensure public confidence in the outcome of the investigation. on the phone call talking about the worries of the public understanding of the investigation. the attorney general saying there was no obstruction case against president trump >> the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense. >> reporter: the special counsel actually saying he was unable to reach a judgment. the new reporting contradicts barr's comments to congress about two weeks after his conversation with mueller. >> did robert mueller sproruppo your conclusion? >> i don't know. >> reporter: the attorney general set to defend his interpretation of the mueller probe before congress this morning as he did before the redacted report's public release. >> i was trying to state just the bottom line conclusions and not characterize it or try to summarize the report. >> reporter: in prepared remarks for today's hearing, barr notes
i determined it was in the public interest for the department to announce the investigation's bottom-line conclusions. i didn't believe it was in the public interest to release additional portions of the report in piecemeal fashion leading to public debate over incomplete information. ramping up democrats' list of grievances against the attorney general. 12 snarpts ca2general. 12 snarpts ca s 12 snarpts caenators saying his raised significant questions about his decision not to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's investigation. >> now we have bob mueller himself saying in effect that william barr's characterization was deceptive and misleading. in effect, a lie to the american people. that's going to be reframing and adding a new dimension entirely to the questioning. >> reporter: democrats are digging in from all directions. the dozen senate democrats sent a letter to the justice department inspector general
tuesday urging an investigation into barr's handling of the mueller report. at the same time the senate hearing gets under way at 10:00 this morning the house judiciary committee will be voting on the questioning structure of tomorrow's planned hearing with barr, but the attorney general of course threatening not to show up if staff attorneys are allowed to also ask questions. in the meantime, house judiciary chair jerry nadler is demanding a copy of mueller's letter to barr by 10:00 this morning, just a few hours away. also reiterating now that the special counsel must testify. alisyn and john? >> jessica schneider for us in washington. so much to discuss. we are joined by ann millgram, former new jersey attorney general and cnn legal analyst, david gregory is here and john avlon, cnn senior political analyst. there were a lot of issues here. if we step way the heck back, the thing that's chris carystal
is there is a split between the special counsel and the attorney general. robert mueller doesn't like the way william barr handled the release of the mueller report. that's a big deal, especially three hours before we are going to hear from william barr >> you said it before. we know bob mueller is going to testify now. these committees should bring him on first. they are not going to do it in the judiciary committee. but it's more important than ever to not just say what's in the report but give us the bottom line. what were the conclusions you think should have been drawn from this. i think mueller would say with regard to obstruction in the court of congress to figure that out. but what's clear to me this morning is that barr did what he knew the trump team would do all along which was they were going to be in a rush to define how we were all supposed to think about this report. they did it with a lot of maneuvering and some skill to shape the narrative.
the problem for barr is now bob mueller is really pushing back saying the way he described this to the american people is not right. >> that was a victory for barr. he did plant the seed and everybody has marinated in it. now the nuances, spare people. >> don't -- >> not us obviously. not journalists. what he wanted to do was get the conclusions, however misleading they were, out there. don't you think that will stick >> a lot of the trump political strategy is predicated on the idea that the american people are stupid. there is a deeper importance to the mueller report. obviously the administration spun the report. what we didn't expect is they would have the complicity of the attorney general. historically the attorney generals hold themselves to a higher bar. think about clinton and janet reno, for example. barr fulfilled the objectives of
the memo. it is not a surprise mueller was frustrated. given their long friendship he apparently really complained and tried to do a pushback within the context of their relationship. we'll probably hear a mueller hearing. it looks like the doj will slow roll this. major fireworks on capitol hill. there will be a degree of accountability. don't forget you'll have presidential candidates asking questions of the a.g. as well >> there is a legal term here. he ate his lunch. he ate robert mueller's lunch. if the intention of robert mueller and the team of prosecutors was to make the case for obstruction or lay out the evidence for obstruction, they failed. william barr got in the way. did mueller blow it? >> i think you are right about the ate his lunch thing. i think mueller expected to take the high road and say based on
legal opinion it wouldn't be fair to say he's guilty of obstruction, so i won't make the call. in the report he makes the call, in my view, with a number of instances of what i believe he made the case for obstruction. he decides, i will take the fair road and not do it. he gives barr this opportunity to walk in there and do exactly what mueller thought it wasn't fair to do which is to be the judge and jury and say there is no case >> i want to hear more about apparently barr said he was dissatisfied in their conversations that he didn't reach a conclusion. but mueller lays it out saying why would i reach a conclusion when the conclusion is baked in. you can't charge the president anyway >> it would have been helpful to hear his conclusions. >> he's saying it doesn't matter what the conclusion is. this is ultimately a decision for a political process >> in other words, this is important. as a lawyer and a prosecutor, you're not going to bring this
case. people can say it's clearcut. you are not bringing the case, so the attorney general, the boss of mueller, said i'm deciding, we are not bringing the case >> let me read the line here. >> sure. >> mueller says clearly why he's not saying obstruction. his fairness concerns counseled against the judgment when no charges can be brought >> there is no way for the president to challenge evidence against him. >> if i can't charge you i'm not going to sap yy you did it, but here are the ways you did it. >> i'm laying out the road map for congress who gets to decide. >> this is the tragedy of being the last boy scout in washington. mueller is holding himself to a higher standard and thought bill barr would do the same. by relying on congress as the ultimate question about impeachment and obstruction, it ignores the political realities. our congress is not working the way the founders imagined because of hitting the high threshold of the two-thirds in a highly partisan, divided
congress ain't never going to happen. if that was his intention to communicate obstruction, he didn't do it clearly enough >> too cute by half. >> the reason that matters is he's constrained by the opinion. >> he thinks he is. >> barr said another issue of misleading the american people that mueller's conclusions were not constrained by that opinion. there again this is layer upon layer of a misleading characterization >> in the letter, we now know as of last night robert mueller sent to barr, here is one of the biggest, most stunning pieces. he said barr's four-page cheat sheet created, quote, public conclusion about critical aspects of the results. so barr did not capture what robert mueller set out to show the american people. he misled them >> this is where barr will be grilled today. it was not just the letter which
was to reductive that it bothered mueller. it was an exercise in going beyond his role as attorney general. like comey went too far saying there were no charges on the e-mails and offered judgments. so did barr going too far saying he didn't obstruct justice and these were the conclusions and there was no collusion. he kept saying no collusion. >> the president was justifiably outraged. >> angry. that was the overreach. i think barr was way too cute with all of that and he'll create more fireworks than were necessary over this on the hill today. people are redoing their question, political candidates. i don't think lindsey graham, the chair of the judiciary committee is rewriting his
questions. he said over the weekend this is over for him. i think it is >> he said no obstruction. i don't know if he'll learn much today. ann, you have been waiting. >> even the fact mueller put it on pain rp say per i says a lot. bob mueller is the most respected chain of command person. to say you're wrong to the attorney general means a lot. we need to see mueller >> do you think we'll see the letter? >> we'll see it. >> jessica put this in the piece. but the summary letter the department sent to congress and released to the public did not capture the context, the nature and the substance of this office's work and conclusions. the words substance and conclusion mean something important. >> it's pretty basic. he didn't contest whether barr's comments were misleading. you can't do both. that's clear. the fundamental substance of the
report was not being truthfully communicated to the american people by the attorney general. in any other language, that's being misleading >> the problem is shorthanding this is wrong. that's what barr did. >> right. >> it doesn't change the conclusions. the way this was structured, the fact we don't have independent counci counsel, we have a special counsel. this guy works for me. he didn't reach a conclusion, i did. you lose the context >> the only part that isn't necessarily required by law is the "i'm going to." barr did something not required by the law or the special counsel law. the office of legal counsel says if you can't charge a president -- there is another layer to this. did the attorney general lie in his last testimony? >> we'll play it for you. >> and also, what's going to happen when three people running for president get to question
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david gregory and john avlon. let us spell out what happened after bill barr got the mueller report. here's the chronology of events as we now know. on march 24 barr issues his four-page summary. apparently, robert mueller is so displeased and distressed by what he sees in the cheat sheet he writes a letter to bill barr that barr gets three days later with objections that he thinks bill barr didn't accurately capture the findings. on march 28 they have a phone call. these two old friends speak about it. on march 29 whatever happened in the phone call gets bill barr to write to congress basically clarifying saying the letter was not a summary.
april 10 barr gives senate testimony and on april 18 he gives a presser which most people saw as a spin machine and the mueller report, the redacted version is released. it's really interesting to hear. we didn't know because robert mueller is tight-lipped behind the scenes. now we have finer details about all of that >> the special counsel was upset enough that he wrote a memo. he committed it to paper so it would be part of the record to say this wasn't right. they took my report and spun it. i disagree with how they did that. basically calling them out
>> did someone say politics? there are three presidential contenders who will be part of the hearing today. cory booker, amy klobuchar and kamala harris are all on the judiciary committee. amy klobuchar said she's revising her questions. >> of course. why not? >> what do you expect? >> this will be a primetime moment for the candidates. harris is in the top tier. booker and amy klobuchar are having a hard time breaking through. this is a chance to show they can be tough, principled. they'll have the national spotlight on them. amy klobuchar and harris did well in earlier hearings and booker had a spartacus moment which fell flat. expect politics. grandstanding. they will be aware the spotlight is on them. in contrast, lindsey graham will be carrying a lot of water for the trump administration and
trying to tamp it down. this will be not just a consequential interview of the questioning of the attorney general. this is presidential politics >> let's look at when bill barr spoke to congress. some of his answers look different in the light of knowing about robert mueller's letter. it turns out bill barr is not always a reliable source of information, we now know. let's watch what he said to some lawmakers. >> did bob mueller support your conclusion? >> i don't know whether bob mueller supported my conclusion. >> reports have emerged recently, general, that members of the special counsel's team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your march 24th letter that it does not accurately portray the report's findings. do you know what they are referencing with that? >> no, i don't. >> not true. that was april 9.
we now know he got the letter and had the phone call days before that >> the senator should put those pieces together and say, you said this. did you read the report? yes, i did. did you see it said this line? yes, i did. did you say this? yes, i did. aren't those contradictory so the american people can see it piece by piece. i agree they should focus on one important piece, but there are a lot of other important pieces. if it's just this, i fear they are missing the opportunity to say things to bill barr like, you know, shouldn't you call the fbi if a foreign adversary steals your campaign opponent's information? isn't that the right and the american and the patriotic thing to do? i don't want them to get lost in the rush of the day which is important. there is so much to cross examine him on >> in the end, president trump got exactly who he wanted as attorney general. >> he got more than he ever -- >> he wanted someone.
what he wanted jeff sessions to do was look after him, take care of him in a way he thought eric holder did for president obama. with all the focus being on barr, did he tell the truth, how did he represent the report, it really doesn't change the ultimate outcome of the report. it doesn't make the question less tense for democrats in congress about whether to initiate impeachment proceedings. it's still really polarized, divided, not the way you want to go into impeachment proceedings. the democratic leadership recognizes that. one thing it does get in the way of is absorbing what's damaging about the report and figuring out how to avoid it >> one, i think william barr is too good of a lawyer to be caught up in perjury. democrats saying, we got him, he's going to jail. i don't think so. he has an explanation. that doesn't clear him of
deliberately misleading and knowing in his head what he knows and stalling for the two weeks like he did >> also being shamelessly partisan which is what you hope the attorney general, the top law enforcement of the land won't be. >> you can be deceitful without perjuring yourself legally. that's something that took place here. i want to take into account for all the drama of the mueller letter to barr we have now seen the mueller report. now we have seen the full report. yes, it's redacted but it doesn't seem the redactions take away from the thrust of it. we have seen it. in a way can't we draw conclusions from the report itself and leave the drama behind? >> that's how we know barr was misleading. we have seen the full report. we recognize the attorney general was playing the role of white house press secretary. that's why to ann's point it's important that members of congress and the senate don't simply get stuck on this question. if you look at the questions we know the answer to now he's not being truthful.
the attorney general isn't being truthful. often members of congress don't ask precise questions. they need to go deeper into the context of the report. significant open questions that exist. there is a gap between not only the characterization and the contents but things we don't know. that's where there is an obligation not to play the surface politics of this, but really get into substance that matters >> one thing we haven't mentioned and we talked about lindsey graham, one thing republicans will advance and we'll see if barr cooperates is advancing questions, challenges to the beginning of the investigation itself. i think from their point of view that will be a major story line which is to get out the idea that we ought to investigate the investigation. >> they'll turn the focus and bill barr will play along. he considered it spying for a minute until he decided it was surveillance. >> what's the over/under before lindsey graham or bill barr bring up spying. >> opening statements.
>> the other question is does the house judiciary committee try to get mueller before barr? i know he's scheduled to testify. where's mueller's head? he's obviously upset enough to write the memo. he knows he's got to testify >> the american people deserve to hear from him. whether or not he's reluctant it's time to speak publicly. next hour, we'll speak with senator chris kuhns. he's on the judiciary committee and will be part of the questioning today. what specifically will he ask? >> there were violent clashes that have broken out on the streets of venezuela at 24 hours as the battle in that country intensifies. what juan guaido is urging people to do today. ♪
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juan guaido is calling on venezuelans to march in the streets a day after they clashed with police in. so far maduro is claiming victory. our chief international correspondent clarissa ward has the latest for us. >> reporter: john, that's right. guaido is calling for people to take to the streets in what he hopes will be, quote, the largest march in history. this is an important day for the opposition leader after he staked a lot of political capital yesterday on essentially trying to mount support from the military to topple the embattled president nicolas maduro. president maduro has also been calling for people to take to the streets in support of the government today. there is no question that after yesterday's protests there is a heightened sense of tension.
there is a heightened risk or possibility of violence. we saw armored personnel carriers careening into crowds of protesters, injurying them. we saw rubber bullets fired. live ammunition, teargas. there is a sense really that the crisis in venezuela could be reaching an inflection point. last night we heard president maduro come out in a televised address. he said the coup attempt as he called it, had been defeated and called upon his supporters to come out in the streets today. there is no question that this is a very tense time and we have yet to see -- guaido says that the military doesn't support maduro, he does have support from them. what we haven't seen yet is the critical mass of senior generals from the military coming out and saying forcefully and publicly that they are defecting against the government of nicolas maduro. we haven't seen it yet. the question is will we see it
in the near future and what will happen with the protests today? >> clarissa, the u.s. state department says maduro was ready to flee. the plane was on the tarmac. then russia called and told him to stay. what do we know about that? >> this is basically a he said/she said, if you like. we heard yesterday, indeed as you just said, secretary of state pompeo saying maduro was ready to leave, a plane was on the tarmac, supposed to be taking him to cuba and the russians were the ones who intervened. maduro basically scoffed at the claim calling it nonsense. the russians labeled it as fake as well. it's difficult to know exactly what the source of this information ultimately was. let's take a quick listen to what exactly mike pompeo said. >> it's been a long time since anyone has seen maduro. he had an airplane on the tarmac. he was ready to leave this morning and the russians
indicated he should stay. we think the situation remains fluid. we know there were senior leaders inside the maduro government that were prepared to leave. they told us as much over the past few weeks. we're convinced the venezuelan people will get their democracy back >> it is important for viewers to understand beyond the conflict we see going on inside venezuela between guaido and his supporters and president maduro there is a broader proxy conflict going on between russia which supports the maduro government very strongly, and the u.s. which supports guaido, has recognized him as president of venezuela along with dozens of other countries. the question becomes how much political capital is the u.s. willing to expend on supporting guaido. the russians are often willing to take it very far. >> thank you very much for the update. obviously you will follow it throughout the morning and we'll check back with you. ahead on "new day," we'll ask
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overnight in charlotte in a deadly shooting. diane gallagher has the latest in charlotte. what happened? >> reporter: it was the last day of classes. it's a big deal here at unc charlotte. it is at every campus. i went to school here. they try to do it up really big. they were having a concert at 6:00. about 15 minutes before that concert began, police say a 22-year-old man went into a building, into a classroom, and opened fire. he killed two people. he shot others. three of them are in critical condition. because the police officers were doing roll call at the moment for the concert to celebrate the last day of school. they were there, in position when they got the call and were able to disarm the man as soon as they got the call, within
minutes. >> our officers are highly trained. we train for this type of incident. we were able to get to the building and our officers immediately -- one officer immediately went to the suspect to take him down. >> now that suspect, 22-year-old tristan terrell. we know at some point he was a student here at unc charlotte. it seems a little murky on what his current status was as a student. he's in custody with police facing murder charges, attempted murder charges and various weapons charges. john, back here at unc charlotte, they are trying to process this. this is supposed to be a day that was stressful. they were preparing for exams. instead they'll be coming back here together to pray for a vigil. they are talking about what needs to be done. it's a community that really is just still in shock at this moment that something like this happened >> a difficult morning indeed.
thank you for being there for us. we know this is emotional for you as well. a tornado outbreak ripped through the midwest tuesday. 19 reported twisters carved their way through five states including this one in oklahoma. look at that. entire communities demolished. houses destroyed. cars smashed. trees snapped. is the threat of severe weather in the region over? want to get to cnn meteorologist chad myers >> definitely not, john. we talked about it yesterday how it was going to be a big day. the updated number, 25 tornadoes. we had six more in the overnight hours. wind and hail coming down still in some of the storms. the weather is brought to you by jared. dare to be devoted. let's get to today. what are we going to see? a little farther to the south, more into texas. the latest radar, the lightning is in oklahoma. especially eastern oklahoma between hugo and the state park.
as we move ahead we see severe weather through st. louis and more developing today along the red river around dallas, hugo, mcallister could see big weather today. i don't expect 25 tornadoes today. more like ten. but it only takes one. there is the bull's eye today. it was here yesterday where the storms were for tomorrow slightly farther to the east. another round of storms with three to five inches of rain causing more flooding as we go through tomorrow. pleasant weekend for the northeast. look at d.c. tomorrow, almost 90 degrees >> that's a little too soon for the 90s. >> it's never right for you. too hot, too cold >> i'm goldilocks. joe biden is far ahead of the democratic field. harry said he knows the secret behind biden's big numbers and he'll share it with us.
a new cnn poll shows former vice president joe biden with a commanding lead over the other democratic primary candidates. what exactly is biden doing? why is he ahead right now? there is something about harry. let's get to our analyst harry enten. you have been calling it for a long time. you said joe biden might have the secret sauce here for the democrats in the primary in ways people don't know >> yeah. let me point out i'm getting over a cold. if i sound like phoebe from "friends," that's why. one thing i want to point out is to say something is not an
outlier. we had a cnn poll yesterday that showed joe biden well ahead. quinnipiac came out later, same thing. biden with 38%. everyone else in a second tier >> elizabeth warren doing better in quinnipiac. >> she is. look at the margin of error. these are wide margins. it's important we saw two separate polls showing basically the same thing. it clearly indicates that joe biden saw a bump from his announcement. pl this is something i have been pointing out over and over. there is a hidden democratic power. >> they're not on twitter. >> they're not on social media, not who the media thinks is the base. 53% are age 50 and older. 57% have no college degree. this is also key and important. the ideology of the party. 50% of the party is moderate or conservative, 30% somewhat liberal. only 20% is the very liberal hip
woke type of lane >> i have a question. that's how they self-describe. if you look at what they want in policies, for instance, medicare for all, where do you put that on the spectrum? in other words, are they more liberal than they say they are? >> obviously the people who are self-described conservative democrats are more liberal than the self-described conservative republicans. within the party, i would say those who are self-described moderate or conservative are more than those on a slew of issues >> even on policy. >> yes. i would say that's the case. let's look here. this is one of the big things. i averaged both the quinnipiac and cnn polls. this tells us this is real. those under 50, biden is ahead, but not overwhelmingly. he's at 28%. sanders is close. if you were to shrink it down we would look at 18 to 29-year-olds this would be flipped probably. bernie sanders would be at least tied with joe biden or ahead.
the over 50 crowd, this is a huge lead. he's nearly 40 points ahead of his neare esest competitor and r people vote in much larger numbers than those who are younger. that's why despite the fact they might be equal sizes of the population, they are larger >> did you hear what harry said? i can't get past it >> we almost ended the segment there. keep going >> look at this. education. noncollege grads. look at that. over a 30-point advantage. joe biden crushing the field, well ahead. bernie sanders is the only one breaking double digits versus college graduates who are a larger part of the party than they used to be. despite that, this is still the majority. this is about 57, 60% of the party. he's using this group as well to overwhelmingly crush the field versus the college grads where it would be a closer race >> keep going.
>> ideology. i think this is very key. look, if we were to look at the very liberal lane which is overrepresented on twitter, joe biden is in a near three-way tie with elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. he's getting the center of the democratic party. not just moderates and conservatives. he is well ahead, leading by over 30 points. also in the somewhat liberal lane. he's getting the center of the party and the more conservative part of the party. up by nearly 30 points in this lane. you see this. look at pete buttigieg. everyone falls off as you go from liberal to conservative with the exception of o'rourke versus biden actually getting stronger >> he's playing to a draw though in his areas of weakness. a draw or better and crushing it >> exactly right. this is a key thing in politics. you do well where your strengths are and hold your own in your weaknesses. >> you have a minute left. >> i want to point this out. this is key. it's not just demographics but what democrats are looking for.
you hear elizabeth warren's fan base say she has great policies. we are not electing a policy book. we are electing a leader. joe biden is the former vice president. right now quinnipiac, voters prefer a great leader to policy ideas and has a chance to have beating trump. look at this. who do democrats think are best on different things. democrats think joe biden is electable. democrats think joe biden is the one who is the best leader on policy ideas. it's much more split. this is far less important to democratic vote choice at this point. democrats are more focused than on these two. >> what i can't tell is if people are picking biden and shaping their views on the attributes through him. >> that could be the case. i just want to get to this. i made this. "game of thrones." everyone has been talking about the show. i have watched zero episodes >> me, too. >> john's watched more than 30. >> is it good? >> very good. >> do you think it will catch
on? >> it may turn into something. once you pick it up >> what's wrong with us? >> i have no idea. sometimes i'll be with someone who's watching saying, oh, my god, amazing. >> you could watch it to see. >> to be honest i would rather watch the american experience of harry truman. >> that says a lot. >> that's a cry for help. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it is 19 wins in a row for the reigning "jeopardy!" champ james holzhauer. >> i thank you for making an even bet. it helps my math. you now have $96,726 earned today and a new total of $1,426,330. >> he looks happy. >> the smile says, i crushed you. >> holzhauer is now tied for the third longest winning streak in
show history. last night's final jeopardy clue was about a former capital halfway between paris and berlin. the answer was bonn. holzhauer was the only one with the correct answer. but one of the other contestants did something clever and said the answer is -- congratulations james >> well done. what he's done is impressive as half the feats in sports. this is bigger than what the bulls did with jordan. he's a mental athlete >> he is, for sure. >> the stakes raised considerably for attorney general william barr's senate testimony this morning. now that we know robert mueller objected to barr's spin on his findings, we'll speak to a senator who is asking some of the questions today. stick around. with instant confirmation...
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letter didn't capture the nuance in the report. >> barr needs to resign. he took an oath to the constitution not to trump >> barr is supposed to testify before the senate judiciary committee. >> the attorney general has to accept our terms well. will control the hearing >> if these guys want to keep diggi digging, fine. mueller is the last word for me >> guaido escalated the tension calling for a full military uprising. >> he was ready to leave. the russians indicated he should stay >> they are trying to come to grips with what the aftermath might be. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning. welcome to your "new day." so has the entire prism with which we view the mueller report changed? we now know special counsel robert mueller doesn't like the spin that the attorney general put on this. overnight, we learned the special counsel sent a letter to william barr in late march telling him his four-page summary of the report, quote, didn't