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this entire group winners of a historic national spelling bee. >> you don't think they committed treason. >> they don't realize that what they're doing is really antithetical to the democratic system we have. >> is it antithetical to democracy to investigate election interference. plus, where bill barr says robert mueller went wrong on obstruction. and arch rivals on the same page? what has ted cruz and alexandria ocasio-cortez joining forces. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start," i'm dave briggs, good to see you back from galaxy's edge. thumbs up. >> thumbs up. big theme park expansion for disney, and we got to interview the ceo. we have some of that sound in this hour. christine roman, friday, may 31st, 5:00 a.m. in the east. the tariff man is back. president trump threatening tariffs on mexico in less than two weeks. why? to get action on border security. the first round of tariffs would
start at 5% on june 10th, escalating each month. one big question, could this derail usmca, just yesterday, the administration tried to jump start the approval process for that trade deal. now, the u.s. trades a lot with mexico, many u.s. companies rely on mexico as a central part of their supply chains. you have some manufactured goods that cross the border two or three times by the time they are finished. the u.s. imported almost $350 billion in goods for mexico last year. mexico also the biggest supplier of agricultural imports. 26 billion in 2018. remember, mexico will not pay these tariffs. american importing companies will. they can pass them on to consumers or they can take a hit to their profit. the president here is frustrated about the border issue amid an increase in illegal crossings. hours before this tariff announcement, dhs announced the largest group of migrants
apprehended by border patrol. more than a thousand people detained by the el paso border patrol. not sure the white house has the legal authority to impose tariffs like this. iowa senator chuck grassley slammed trump's move saying trade policy and border security are separate issues. this is a misuse of presidential tariff authority. in a letter to president trump, the mexican president andre es manuel lopez called for dialogue saying he doesn't believe in an eye for an eye retaliation. there are no words, literally, the big loser in this year's scripps national spelling bee is the dictionary. >> you are correct. >> it's complete. >> not just one word, but eight words from eight kids from six different states. all winners of the annual competition. they survived 20 total rounds on a historic night.
>> over the last five rounds, no one made mistakes. this is the first time more than two contestants won. each will receive $50,000 in cash, a scripps trophy, and trips to hollywood and new york to do the talk show rounds. merriam-webster tweeting its concession and adding that it is so proud. perhaps the biggest prize for us anyway, all eight will be on "new day" this morning, showing how they can outspell john berman. >> my money on the kids. if president trump did obstruct justice, attorney general bill barr is putting the burden of proof on robert mueller. the special counsel made it clear on wednesday his investigation did not exonerate the president. mueller says he could not make a recommendation on obstruction because justice department guidelines don't allow him to charge a sitting president, but barr insists mueller should have taken a position. >> i personally felt he could have reached a decision. >> in your view, he could have reached a conclusion. >> right.
he could have reached a conclusion, the opinion says you cannot indict a president while he's in office but he could have reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity but he had his reasons for not doing it. >> barr is breaking with the president on one issue telling cbs news, he does not think investigators who opened the russia investigation committed treason as the president has suggested but he does question some people's intent. >> you don't think they committed treason? >> not as a legal matter, right. >> but you have concerns about how they conducted the investigation? >> yes, but, you know, sometimes people can convince themselves that what they're doing is in the higher interest, the better good, day don't realize that what they're doing is really an antithetical to the democratic system we have. >> the attorney general says we live in a quote hyperpartisan age and he claims he makes his decisions based on the law and the facts. well, here's a political
pairing you probably never thought you would see. alexandria ocasio-cortez and ted cruz joining forces working together to ban former lawmakers from taking paid lobbying positions. they found common ground on the least likely of places, twitter, where ocasio-cortez wrote if you're a member of congress and leave you shouldn't be allowed to turn right around and levy your service for a lobbyist check. cruz replied on this point, i agree with aoc, the swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation. the new york democrat tweeted that if the bill focussed only on lobbying, she would spearhead the effort with cruz. the texas republican replied, you're on. protests in missouri over a new anti-abortion law today could be the last day for abortions in the state. the last day since roe v. wade became law. the missouri courts are trying
to decide whether to renew planned parenthood's annual license. take a look at the sign at a rally, if you cut off my reproductive choice, can i cut off yours. and yesterday in louisiana, democratic governor john bell edwards signed a bill banning abortions once a heart beat is detectable with no exceptions for rape or incest. fetal heart beat could be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy before most women even know they are pregnant. more companies are threatening to scale back business dealings with georgia. if the state's new antiabortion law goes into effect. executives from netflix and disney spoke up earlier this week, now cbs, show time, nbc universal, amc networks, sony pictures, stx, viacom, and warner media all say they could reconsider their business in the state. warner media has thousands of employees in georgia, many at cnn headquarters in atlanta. all the companies would be giving up georgia's generous tax incentives if they pull out. citing the concerns of
predominantly liberal leaning stars and producers, the law takes effect january 1st. levee failures in missouri and arkansas, overflows from the mississippi river chased hundreds from their home in west quincy, missouri, near the illinois border and another levee in dardenville, arkansas, breached. at least 500 homes have been affected by the flooding so far. the bend levee, five miles southeast began leaking water as well. people there being asked to consider evacuating. for context, look at this before and after view from a dam near the arkansas river. on top january, below, this week. president trump has approved an emergency declaration. thursday did see welcome relief from tornadoes, only two have been reported so far after two straight weeks of bad storms. >> for the third time in less than a week, a house republican has blocked the passage of a multibillion dollar storm and
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opening today in anaheim, california, galaxies edge, the largest disney theme park expansion ever. it's a new land of planet batu, with a new story, the rise of the resistance, and breathes new life into the star wars franchise just as the sky walker saga comes to an end with the film "the rise of sky walk." that's in december. i sat down with the disney ceo, bob iger ahead of the expansion this week. we talked star wars, streaming wars and trade wars. >> are you concerned at all about a faltering into the economic recovery because of the trade war, maybe chinese consumers coming less, or even a trade war hurting the u.s.
economy. >> i certainly hope a trade agreement is reached. that is better for our business. if it gets worse, it's possible it will be harmful to us. i think our countries eventually will figure out a way to coexist as the number one and number two economies in the world. i think there's a necessity to that happening. >> he says disney takes a long view and they have to look really far out here. iger told me disney has not seen the signs that a trade war is hurting them right now. >> i was just in shanghai and didn't detect any anti-americanism or any slow down in terms of the chinese tourists. visitation to the united states from chinese we hear is down. it's small to our parks. we draw from much larger markets outside the united states in terms of visitation, and then china. so if there's an effect of a slow down in chinese tourism to the u.s., we haven't felt it yet. >> he said if you look the at theme park attendance, and what people spend at theme parks, it
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o-d-y-l-i-c. >> you are correct. >> one of eight words spelled correctly by eight kids from six states on a historic night at the national spelling bee. >> you don't think that they committed treason. >> not as a legal matter. they don't realize what they're doing is antithetical to the democratic system that we have. >> is it antithetical to democracy to investigate election interference, plus, where bill barr says robert mueller went wrong on obstruction. and arch rivals on the same page. what has ted cruz and alexandria ocasio-cortez joining forces. welcome back to "early start," and happy friday. i'm dave briggs. >> it is friday. i'm christine romans, it is 31 minutes past the hour. there's a lot of news on this friday. the tariff man is back. president trump threatening tariffs on mexico in less than two weeks. to get action on border security. the first round of tariffs would
start at 5% june 10th, escalate each month up to 25% by october 1st. if mexico doesn't slow the number of migrants coming to the u.s. one big question, could this derail the president's trade deal with mexico and canada, the usmca, just yesterday, the administration tried to jump start the approval process. the u.s. trades a lot with mexico. many companies rely on mexico as a key part of their supply chains. the u.s. imported $350 billion in goods from mexico last year. mexico also the largest supplier of agricultural imports, 26 billion in 2018, and huge export market for u.s. producers. now, remember, mexico will not pay these tariffs. american importing companies and then consumers will. investors reacting to the threat from the president. you can see dow futures are down more than 1% this morning. and asian markets tumbled, european markets opened lower as well. look, the president has grown
frustrated about the border issue amid an increase in illegal crossings, hours before this tariff announcement dhs announced the largest group of migrants ever apprehended by border patrol. more than a thousand people detained by border patrol. not clear the white house has the legal authority to impose tariffs on this scale. not everyone is on board. iowa senator chuck grassley slamme slammed the move, trade policy and border security are separate issues. this is a misuse of presidential tariff authority. the mexican president called for dialogue saying he doesn't believe for eye for an eye retaliation. let's talk tariffs with rachel bay, cnn political analyst. that movie, by big fat greek wedding. the dad, he sprays windex on every problem, and that's basically the president's tariffs, no matter what the problem, he plays tariffs on it.
you got a zit. >> that amounts to a $17 billion tax. where are republicans beyond chuck graslsley and is this a serious proposal or an effort to distract. >> republicans traditionally hate tariffs. trump obviously loves them, and so he's put them in a bind with his tariff threats and actually going through on tariff threats with a number of countries. what's clear in this situation is trump is unable to get the results he wants at the border. he has used an emergency declaration to build a wall, going around congress. he has fired and got rid of the top leadership of the homeland security department. he has made threats to countries saying if you don't get control of your migrants, i'm going to cut off aid. nothing is working. what you're seeing is the president lash out and try something new. he's playing with fire here because the economy is doing very well. you mentioned that mexico is one of our top trade partners and this is going to upset his own
party. we'll have to see. >> rachel pull back the curtain for me. yesterday people were caught off guard on capitol hill because they were trying to push forward some administrative moves to get the usmca going. the president's own trade deal would make this kind of a move illegal? >> exactly, but that hasn't stopped him from making this threat in the past. a few months ago he did something similar where he threatened mexico, a 25% tariff on cars, and you know, that was again related to immigration. it's just, he sees any way he can sort of, you know, put pressure on other countries to sort of force them on immigration, yeah, he's just -- he's flailing out, looking for l leverage, exactly. >> from trade to treason, bill barr sitting down with january crawford and talking about investigating the investigators. here's what the ag said. >> you don't think they committed treason? >> not as a legal matter, right.
>> but you have concerns about how they conducted the investigation. >> yes, but, you know, sometimes people can convince themselves that what they are doing is in the higher interest, the better good. they don't raelealize what they doing is antithetical to the democratic system we have. >> is it antithetical to democracy, and what is the effort here by the attorney general? >> i mean, look, i feel like he's sending serious warning signs to the people who were part of the beginning of the russia investigation. he has used the word spying before, and in that clip, he says it's not treason in the legal sense, well, that still is like shocking language that he's suggesti suggesting perhaps you could argue that, and then this is just conservatives, trump allies, they have found an ally in barr unlike they could have ever imagined and again, i just think that this is
foreshadowing, that this investigation of the investigator, you know, republicans who are aligned with trump are really going to love the results and it could be a problem for some law enforcement. >> meanwhile, democrats struggling with impeachment and where they want to be on the impeachment spectrum. last night the speaker talked with this about jimmy kimmel. >> as we go down the path, the american people will know the truth and the president will be held accountable. you have to go down the path when you're as ready as you can possibly be, and you don't know that until you go down the path. >> will we be ready before the year 2020? >> yeah, we will. >> what are you hearing from democrats in trump districts specifically about where they are going down this path? >> trump districts are one of the big reasons why pelosi has not signed off on an impeachment push. this week when mueller went to the mics and started talking publicly for the first time.
there was this split screen where russia was talking about the investigation and muler and impeachment, and now in trump districts where myself and colleagues were, nobody was talking about it. not a single question at a town hall i attended and when you talk to democrats in the swing districts, the districts that important to pelosi keeping her majority, most are urging caution just like pelosi, all but one that i interviewed at the town hall i attended said don't do it. it's going to help trump and take away from the agenda they want to focus on. so again, pelosi is just very wary, and she knows that there are less vocal voices who are really concerned about this. >> peggy noonan, the democrats should censure the president, and shame him in a sense. shelves republicans in the senate would actually vote for that, which i don't know about that. rachael bade, good to see you my friend, enjoy the weekend. >> thank you. >> there are no words,
literally, none, the big loser in the scripps national spelling bee is the dictionary. >> o-d-y-l-i-c. >> you are direct. >> it's complete. >> not just 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 7 but 8 winners of the annual competition. they survived 20 rounds on a historic night. over the last five rounds, no one made mistakes, this is the first time more than two contestants won. each will receive $50,000 in cash, a scripps trophy and trips to hollywood and new york to do the talk show rounds. me merriam-webster tweeting the dictionary concedes, adding it is so proud. the biggest surprise, all eight will be on "new day ". here's a political pairing you probably never thought you would see. alexandria ocasio-cortez and ted
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investigators searching the home found traces of blood and other evidence. they suspect she may have been the victim of a violent crime. her children are all fine and under the protection of an armed guard at their grandmother's new york apartment rchlt n. new details into the investigation of jussie smollett. documents just unsealed by the chicago police department reveal that after officers showed smollett pictures of the two brothers suspected in his alleged attack, smollett responded that the brothers could not have been the attackers saying they were quote black as sin. the documents also say smollett discussed buying marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine from the brothers. we have learned it only took eight days from smollett's request for prosecutors to say they would let smollett go with a fine and community service. the decision was not announced for a month. a mysterious ship wreck from the 1,800s discovered by accident in the gulf of mexico.
explorers from noaa were testing out equipment when they picked up a sonar reading 160 miles off the coast of florida and nearly 1,500 feet down. a remotely operated vehicle was sent to the location. it found a 124 foot ship believed to be a scooter with the numbers 2109 along the edge of the rutter. evidence suggests the ship may have caught fire before sinking. you might want to cover your kids' eyes and ears for this next one, the air force says the resemblance of these jet con trails to a giant penis in the sky is purely coincidental. they appeared during an f 35 fighter jet training exercise. officials say they reviewed the training tapes and concluded the pilots were in fact conducting standard maneuvers. they say there was no nefarious or inappropriate behavior during the training flight. that gives him 58,612, and
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drake had words and a face for draymond green, game two sunday night in toronto. thanks for joining us. i'm dave briggs, "new day" starts right now. i've exposed corruption like nobody knew existed. >> he is ordering a new investigation of the highest officials of the fbi. >> you don't think that they have committed treason? >> knot as a legal -- not as a legal matter. >> the answer to that question should have been an unequivocal no. >> frustrated by illegal immigration, president trump is threatening to use tariffs as a weapon against mexico. >> trump thinks he's trying to impress his base. this will affect his base very directly. >> an unprecedented eight way tie at the national spelling bee. >> the elite eight. >> this is "new day" with
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