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russia as "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. all right, good morning, everyone. welcome to your new day. it is friday, august 23rd, 8:00 in the east. john berman is off this morning. john avlan joins me. there are new fears that the u.s. and russia are headed towards another arms race. vladimir putin ordered this morning to prepare a response for a missile test. >> president trump withdrew the united states from the landmark inf treaty which banned such tests. let's begin with fred pleitgen with the breaking details. >> hi, john, yeah. the kremlin extremely angry about that missile test that took place, land based tomahawk cruise missiles. the russians are saying the fact this took place 16 days after
the u.s. officially went out of the inf treaty shows that the u.s. had been planning this for a very long time and was trying to shift the blame for the demise of that treaty on russia. now, vladimir putin today announced these new measures would take place. it was quite interesting because he actually made that announcement on russian state tv where he again ripped into the u.s. and then said he had told all ministries here in russia that are relevant, the foreign ministry but especially of course the defense ministry to come up whatt he called that comprehensive and symmetrical response. he didn't mention the word arms race, but it is something the russians have certainly been talking about over the past couple of really months since the demise of nice treaty was talked about. they blame all this on the u.s. it's not just america blaming russia for this treaty essentially coming to an end, but also other u.s. allies in nato as well who are saying the
russians themselves have developed similar weapons and have already deployed similar weapons. we're going to wait and see whether or not this is going to be an escalation. the russian president not saying whether or not this means he's actually going to deploy new missiles somewhere near a nato territory, but it's certainly a very, very clear threat spoken here out of moskow today. >> to add to your reporting, we've got cnn's barbara starr talking to her sources inside the pentagon since the news broke. what are you hearing? >> reporter: u.s. officials and military commanders are well aware of these russian developments and do believe this is signal that vladimir putin does want some kind of arms race. the u.s. tests now, the russians test, and this will go on. but there are several developments behind the scenes. the u.s. knows that russia's military strategy that is underpinning all of this is to try and develop and deploy weapons that could deny the u.s.
military quick access to europe in a crisis. and to that point the russians are deploying the u.s. says missiles pointed at europe. significant new language just yesterday from the new defense secretary mark esper when he publicly said that the russians have possible nuclear tipped missiles pointing to europe. in the past the u.s. has only said nuclear capable russian missiles. now he's saying possible nuclear tipped missiles pointing at europe. so that is significant development of new language from the pentagon. u.s. officials are also telling me that they believe now the russians are working on an effort to try to develop a way to test nuclear weapons, test nuclear war heads without any radiation emissions into the atmosphere. that means if the russians can do that, secret nuclear testing that the u.s. may find very
difficult to detect. all of this, of course, as president trump is about to depart for the g-7 where russia will be one of the major topics if not at the top of the list. and u.s. military commanders headed to nato in the next couple of weeks for a nato military meeting long scheduled, but once again russian military dvelopment to be at the top of that list. back to you guys. >> barbara, thank you for all of your reporting from the pentagon for us. joining us now we have maggie haberman, van jones, cnn political commentator and former special advisor to president obama. and jeffrey toobin, cnn chief legal analyst and staff writer for "the new yorker." great to have all of you. i'll go with the political question of what's happening. because it's very unsettling to wake up to the news we could be involved already to an arms race now that the inf is dead. so, maggie, the president has
put seso much political stock in cultivating a relationship with vladimir putin, and this is what we get an arms race? >> there's always been a dichotomy between president trump's approach to russia in terms to national securityads he heads to the g-7 where he's already said he thinks russia should be readmitted and make it the g-8. i don't know he's going to make these two things stand together. i don't expect a necessarily linear reaction from him because we don't usually get one, but i do think he's going to be pressed on this issue the next couple of days. >> i alone can fix it. he's going to be able to make great progress against u.s. adversaries, russia being prime example number one. here we're seeing some results of the escalation to de-escalate
strategy with the inf. are we right to question this was a wise strategy at all, because who could have seen this comin coming? >> lots of people. john bolton has built his entire career around criticism of the agreement. he was behind getting out of that treaty. we're now out of the paris global climate agreement. that is one of the touchstones of this administration, which is no international agreements except trade which haven't happened yet. this is what you get, if you don't have agreements with your adversaries. you get an arms race, and that doesn't sound very good to me. we'll see where it goes. >> what's john bolton and for that matter vladimir putin's end game here? >> he always does a good job, trump, making the case about
what's wrong with the status quo. this is bad, that's bad, this should be better, things should be great. it's when you get to now what are we going to do? we pull out of the paris agreement, we pull out of the tpp. we had every country in that region lined up with us with the tpp. i didn't like all that deal but at least there was a strategy. now you want to get out of the relationship with russia but there's no plan, and i think that's part of the problem. we have four big threats externally to the american people. there's the economic threat from china, no real plan just, you know, we're spitballing on tariffs. you've got external threat from russia, external threat with climate crisis with no plan and also artificial tech intelligence technology. any one of these would be enough to bring the best people together to come up with a plan. right now you've got four major
threats, no plan, no unity. never seen anything like it. >> maggie, i mean the president had an erratic week shall we say in his press conference outside the white house. he invoked president obama 20 times in a session with blaming things on president obama. what we're seeing including today's news, this is result of the policies he's put in place. so given that a lot of things are not working out as advertised, trade deal, inf, as he goes to the g-7 have you heard something they want to accomplish? >> no, the goal of all of these trips to be clear is we have no idea what he wants to accomplish. i think the clearest goal is when he went to the u.k. for a state dinner. they don't have a clear goal for this. they know they're in the middle of head winds both here and abroad because of the economy. they do not have a clear message to your point coming out of the white house. it's that there are conflicting
statements made by larry kudlow or other economic advisers, and having served in the white house, there's not -- there's always different advisors giving opinions to the president. it's at the end of the day, it's not as if they all decide to push in the same way. this is president who has a habit of not taking responsibility for things when they go wrong. he has typically pushed it off on other people. that is going to be a lot harder for him when he heads into a re-election where he's been in office for three years, and i think that accounts in part for some of the erratic behavior you're seeing. >> because usually to your point, usually there's a process. there's always factions, always intrigue. that's not unusual. but usually there's a disciplined process in which all of those ideas get boiled up to a set of recommendations and if the president makes a decision, then everybody falls in line. when you don't have a process internally to make sure
everything gets pulled up together, everything gets pulled apart in public and that's what's going on. >> so international leaders and diplomats are holding their breath, jeffrey, because they have no idea what to expect tomorrow at the g-7 and that's captured in this "the washington post" reporting. they spoke without being named to some diplomats. here's the first one. when countries like denmark are in the firing line you just try to get through the summit without any damage. it just gets harder and harder. second diplomat, you have to plan going into the summit he's going to try to divide and conquer. >> like the worst thanksgiving dinner ever. >> this stuff it sounds funny, but it actually matters. it really matters, you know, that the economies around the world are heading in the wrong direction. there are things these governments can do to point things in a different direction. if, you know, we spend all our time fighting with denmark over
greenland, that's not going to address a refugee crisis. that's not going to address an economic downturn. and, you know, that stuff has an impact on peoples lives. >> a bad thanksgiving dinner, you don't talk to aunt matilda. and you're already starting to see that impact domestic politics. brand new polls out showing an overall downward trend. and that comes on the heels of a cnn poll showing the economy, part of this is being driven by trump taking a hit on the economy, the one pillar he had to look at. and it's fueling not just a top line decline but a real enthusiasm gap. not only the overall decline but a gap in enthusiasm. only 26% of his supporters say they're very focused on his re-election where 46% of the opposition say they're very
enthusiastic they can get him out of office. does that account for some of the anxiety out of the house in. >> that's certainly what his advisers current and former think. in the past, he's been able in his mind -- i don't think it's really been this way, but he's been able to think about small increments of time without thinking about the repercussions. even when the economy indicators were better, a lot of his voters still were not actually crediting him with it. now that it's taking a downturn potentially we don't know what it will look at, they're not sure how to handle that either. and at the end of the day this president has believed and his advisers have believed his core supporters will be animated enough to turn out and rescue him no matter what happens. his own behavior might make that very hard. people have to be motivated to come out and he has to sort of,
this is their plan, torch the opposition enough to not make pople want to come out. they think it's going to be easier when there's a binary and there's one nominee. but his own behavior is just having a lot of splash back on him in ways i assume it was baked in and couldn't necessarily get lower but i'm not sure that's true. >> as we sit here and speak this morning the amazon rain forest is on fire in a bigger wildfire than people have seen there. we rely on the amazon rain forest. >> like oxygen. >> like oxygen, like medicine. there are all sorts of things that we aren't even conscious of that we rely on. and if we don't like the refugee crisis right now, wait until climate gets worse. >> one thing very interesting is that the climate crisis, it really could be a bipartisan deal there. you now have generals, the military, there's not one scenario that the pentagon has
that doesn't have already baked in massive climate disruption. they're very concerned about that. you've got farmers who are watching their land either bake or burn or be under water. there's real concern there. you have people who are concerned about the fact we don't have a smart enough grid to deal with either renewable energy if you're on the left but also just tearerrorist strikes the right. the reality is that we're not doing the basic stuff we could be doing because of the cultive personality around trump and the fact the republican party has gone off the rails. >> the chance for bipartisanship only exists if you have a republican party that even acknowledges that climate change is happening, which we don't. >> that's a good start. >> thank you to that all-star hall of fame panel. and coming up on cnn, by the way -- it's a grade a show. jim sciutto is going to be talking to white house trade
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there have been a spate of mass shootings in the past few weeks and a spate of foiled mass shooting plots. so joining us now is the former acting director of the fbi, andrew mccabe. he's also the newest member of the cnn team. so we welcome him. he is joining us for his first appearance as a cnn contributor. also as our viewers know, i should get this in, andrew, you
were fired by the fbi 48 hours before your pension. you're now suing the fbi and doj to get your pension back. however, today right now we want to talk about what your spent your time doing and that's counter terrorism. you oversaw all the counter terrorism efforts during your time in the fbi. and i want to start by saying what do you think is happening in the country that every single day since the gilroy garlic festival attack on this program we have reported on a mass shooting or its aftermath or a foiled mass shooting plot? >> yeah, well, thank you, alisyn, and it's great to be here. i think what we're seeing across the country right now is renewed awareness not just at the fbi but across law enforcement, state and local and tribal levels as well. and that is a kind of elevated threshold for the sort of threats and online menacing
activity that maybe a few months ago law enforcement leaders and investigators would have seen but considered to be unactionable exercises of first amendment rights. i think in the wake of all these shootings you're seeing a much higher degree of sensitivity on the part of law enforcement to these statements which are now seen as predictors of potentially mass shootings. >> in several of these cases, they -- the culprits are young men who have some tie to white supremacists or white nationalist ideology. how big of a threat is that in the country? >> it's a very big threat, alisyn. i think as the fbi has said in the last few months more people in the united states have died as a result of domestic terror activity. so i think the fbi appears to be refocusing and augmenting their
efforts on the domestic terrorist threat. look, we saw this in the area of international terrorism. international terrorism and islamic extremism didn't start with 9/11. but after 9/11, we did everything we needed to do to focus new resources, new partnerships, new levels of information sharing, new legislation to address that threat. i hope that's what we now see on the domestic terrorist side. >> i've been so impressed with law enforcement, local police departments up through the fbi who have been seeing these things online and have been able to go and foil them. i mean, they go to these suspects houses, they find a before they pull the trigger often. but what does it do to the local police department? how hard is it for what we're seeing nationally? it seems to me they are working overtime to try to stop these. and just tell us what goes on inside all these departments
when you have this threat? >> it is incredibly hard. and it's certainly beyond the day to day responsibilities of every local police department to be essentially online in extremist forums and watching for these sorts of signs and tips that they might have someone plotting a terrible act within their jurisdiction. but that's where information with the fbi comes in. that's the sort of predictive work, the sort of investigations that the bureau does well and has the responsibility of handing that information off very quickly to state and local authorities so they can get the boots on the ground, get the search warrants they need and interdict that activity before something takes place. >> obviously this week we've seen president trump all over the map about background checks, expanding background checks. his time in office hasn't done anything to curtail mass shootings, the four worst mass shootings -- i should say 4 of
the 10 worst mass shootings have happened during his time in office. so the problem is not getting any better. but do you think expanded background checks or universal background checks would stop some of these? >> there's all kinds of things that we could do to the current background check regime to make it more effective, more efficient. it's a better position of the fbi to utilize their resources in an effective way. the background check system, people tend to talk about background checks as if it's a consistent and easily done activity. it is not. it's a bit of a patchwork. the fbi conducts the background checks for only about 30 of our states. the states do the work entirely themselves. some have different levels of partnership with the bureau. the legal restrictions around background checks are so particular that they impose some i believe unnecessary burdens merchandise so for instance if you have a name match, somebody
tries to buy a firearm and you have a name match with that person in your system but it's not perfectly conclusive that that person should be denied the firearm, the fbi only has three business days in which to conduct that research to determine whether or not that person should actually have a firearm. at the end of the third day the firearms dealer is legally entitled to let that sale go through even if they haven't gotten the all clear from the background check. so simply expanding the time period that work is done would be a huge help in enabling the bureau to do that work well. >> we saw that in charleston. we saw that in that mass shooting in charleston. >> we did. >> but i want to ask you about these claims the ceo or the former ceo of overstock.com has been making. he made them last night on cnn. he's resigned from his position after it was revealed he had a romantic relationship with maria
putina, the accused russian spy. he says i guess i had to have a relationship with her because the fbi needed to gather intel, and you guys forced him to have the romantic relationship with maria butina. did you do that? >> no, i saw him last night. there are a number of things that he said that are not consistent with my experiences in the fbi. i never heard of patrick bern until about two, three days ago when he revealed his relationship with maria butina. the allegation his relationship was discussed at the highest levels certainly never happened when i was there. is it possible he came to the fbi and volunteered information on people he knew, that's certainly possible. many people do that with the fbi
every day. thank god because that's what helps them do the work that we do. but his references to things like a nonstandard relationship with the fbi and certainly the fact he was told to engage in a romantic relationship with a suspected russian intelligence agent, that is simply not the sort of thing that the fbi does. >> andrew mccabe, great to have you here at cnn. thanks so much for all the information today. we've got breaking news, u.s. stock futures are down sharply ahead of the open on news china retaliating on u.s. tariffs on imports. ♪ feels like i'm taking flight. ♪ [sfx: poof] [sfx: squeaking eraser sound effect.] ♪ i am who i wanna be ♪ who i wanna be ♪ who i wanna be. ♪ i'm a strong individual ♪ feeling that power ♪ i'm so original, ♪ ya sing it louder. ♪ i am, oooh oooh oooh oooh ♪ ehhh ehhh ehhh ehhh
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. okay, we have breaking financial news right now. u.s. stock futures are down sharply ahead of the open today. you can see it on your screen. this after news that china will retaliate against the u.s. with new tariffs against the u.s. which have a very high price tag. so let's get right to business anchor john defterios with all the breaking details. >> reporter: this is quite symbolling in terms of the
timing by china. let's not forget first and foremost they're responding to the tariffs that have been going into place by the united states in early september. remember donald trump delayed having the second batch of the tariffs come in by mid-december and not be the grinch that stole christmas. but this is also the day the g-7 summit in france, of course. so the chinese have timed this to the point here. $75 billion with the tariffs going onto u.s. goods. this will include also autos and auto parts. so look at this as an effort by president xi jinkpening to ratchet up the pressure on the president, president trump right now. he has said, donald trump, that china wants to talk with the united states and try to solve this by the end of 2019. this is an indication because they've gone off their strategic sgments of the market with autos and auto parts and other details they'll be crossing
within the next 15 minutes and timing before the market opened to suggest china's playing some hardball here going into the 2020 election. so quite a change of tone from china. matching of course with the united states here but doing so on the day of the g-7 as it gets started is quite a signal. >> thank you very much. and joining us now is democratic congresswoman of florida. i want you to weigh in on the breaking news here this morning. china appears to be ratcheting up the trade war. trump trade advisor peter navarro who will be joining jim sciutto in the 9:00 hour says simply because this is occurring doesn't mean the u.s. is going into a recession. and vladimir putin announcing he will symmetry mass a missile test after the u.s. had been in the inf treaty. what is your take of these
challenges as a congresswoman from florida? >> it's truly unfortunate we're losing leadership and world standing. i have to tell you all the tariffs and trade war with china is definitely affecting the economy. it's not surprising china is retaliating and escalating the trade war that president trump started. and i do think that this president is feeling isolated from our allies and friends, our long-term allies. and he is entering a g-7 summit where the main topic of conversation is going to be the climate crisis that we're facing. and this is a president who pulled out of the paris climate agreement, and i think that he is going to be surprised when he goes this weekend and realizes he is just becoming more and more isolated and we're losing
our standing in the world. >> congresswoman, let's shift our focus to the border. you are the first ecuadorian-american congresswoman and your district in florida contains homestead, that infamous detention center. just a few moments ago ali interviewed ken cuccinelli. and i want to play you what he said about the new policy in effect for today allowing for the definite detention of migrants across the border. take a listen. >> this solves the problem by demonstrating to families that are considering coming to the southern border illegally that they will be detained until their hearings can be held. this is deterrent because they know that instead of rushing the border which is what's been going on for a number of years now, they won't simply be released to the interior for us to never see them again. >> indefinitely detention as a deterrent. what's your take, congresswoman?
>> i have to tell you, john, i cannot believe we are actually having a debate on whether it is okay to imprison children in this country. as you mentioned, i have been advocating for the closure of this detention facility in homestead which was run by a for-profit company. john kelly is on the board and i have mentioned this many times. this administration was paying close to $2 million to run the home detention facility. so there's another side to this story. they're opening detention facilities all over the country in rural areas, in places which are very difficult for immigration attorneys to go to. we have used other programs in the past under the obama administration that worked very well. we can give these families monitoring devices, but this is, again, an attack on immigrant communities. i represent an area which has half of the people that live in my district, came from a different country. like you mentioned, i'm an
immigrant. i came from a different country. we come here to work, to contribute. we are doctors, nurses and yes we are also congress members. and the continued attacks on immigrants and also violating a court ruling is very worrisome. he has disregarded the two branches of government, the legislative and now he's disregarding the judicial. and you have to question what else is this president going to do? but we can't continue to dehumanize children and immigrant families that are coming to the border. >> final question, you do represent a swing district, the former republican incombpt by 4,000 votes, razor thin. are you concerned the democratic candidates, many of them are favoring a decriminalization of border crossings. are you worried that might create its own incentive of the escalation of the crisis at the border? >> it was only one candidate who
mentioned that and i made my point very clear. i don't think we need to change the statute or the law. what we need to do and reminding this president also is to follow the rule of law. i do worry that maybe the debate is focusing too much on issues that are really not affecting american people today. i mean, i continue to talk to people in my community. they are struggling to make ends meet. wages are not going up. in the house of representatives we actually passed a bill that would increase wages and it's sitting in the senate like so many other bills we've sent to the senate. so i think we need to come back and remember what are the issues affecting us most? our environment, rising health care costs, wages not increasing at the rate we need them to, affordable housing. those are the issues i continue to talk to and i think the presidential candidates need to focus on as well. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. all right, john, halston helped redefine american fashion so we preview the film on the
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during the height of his fame in the 1970s the name halston was synonymous with fashion and style and glamour and now the new cnn film "halston" looks at the iconic designer's meteoric rise to fame, his status as well as the ultimate loss of his fashion and lifestyle empire that mystified both industry insiders and the general public. so here's a preview. >> he was dealing with the creme
de la creme of women in the world. >> that hat was genius. if you look at inauguration most of those ladies wore a mink coat. jackie was in a cloth coat and a cloth hat. >> i'll never forget the impact that hat had. >> it was a funny story. it was a rather windy day and she put her hand on the hat and it ended up having a dent in it. so when doing all the ceremonies it ended up having a dent in the hat. and everyone who had the hat put a dent in it. >> interesting back story. joining us now to talk about this is the fashion journalist and an all around fabulous guy. great to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk halston. before we get to his designs, he
was a household name in the '70s and '80s. what was so special about him as a designer? >> halston as a person was such a premier. this is the spp 70s and we are talking about an era in fashion where we were coming out of the disco movement and things were flamboyant and big and he stripped that all away. european fashion was really about strict shapes and really sort of confined. and he just sort of freed all that. he wanted to do something for the woman that was really about liberating her body. >> what does that mean exactly when you're talking about the designs, when someone says a halston design? >> i would say he really created the world of minmiimalism. when you really look at his designs it's really just one piece of fabric that cascades and drapes on a woman's body. it's about that elegance of his moving and the flow of the
movements. while everything else in his world was really about belting and cinching it in, he wanted to let it go. and i think a lot of that influenced with designers today everyone from calvin klein to tom ford. i think a lot of his sort of legacy is also wrapped up in studio 54. >> yes, there's no minimalism there. >> there's no minimalism there for sure, but his design and style aesthetic wasn't minimalism but his world was part of studio 54. i think that's what people most know him for, and he was really surrounded by what people call the halstonettes. he threw the famous birthday party for her at studio 54, she came in on the white horse. it was really all halston. >> and also models of color
which was unusual at the time. >> it was completely a new thing in the world of fashion. halston was the one championing it in america. and not using one or two models of color but really filling his runway with incredible beauties. these girls that really came to symbolize american fashion in a very different way globally. >> and so then what happened to him? what happened? there was a demise. >> there was a de. i think he sort of paved the way what we know today as sort of the hybrid of what fashion can be. he signed a huge billion dollar deal with j, i cp penny in the '80s. he wanted to dress america, but at the time fashion was really about up here and down here. so you either were luxury or you dressed the masses. and he signed that deal and that's it. and his line at jc penny was not
even actually well received. while the deal was a huge sort of groundbreaking move, it didn't work for him. but subsequently worked very well for designers that followed in his footsteps. >> that's really interesting. thanks so much for opening our eyes to all things halston. great to see you. be sure to tune in to the cnn film "halston." it ramirez sunday at 9:00 p.m. only on cnn. so what has been happening in the college admissions scandal. people magazine tells us the real reason she decided not to take a plea deal. that's next.
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and inside you see lori loughlin with her daughters under the headline ready to face their fate. joining nous aflow is peoples executive digital editor charlotte trace. great to have you here. so i guess next week she learns her fate? >> well, this is going to be the first of many, you know, legal obligations. >> because she's going to go to trial. in other words, she took a totally different track than felicity huffman who pleaded guilty and facing something like four months and lori loughlin took a completely different tact and what is her future looking like now? >> she took a gamble here of proclaiming her innocence and pleading not guilty, and they turned around and charged her with additional charges of money laundering, her and her husband. now they're facing additional charges that both carry a possible 20-year sentence. although it would be unlikely they would run back-to-back and not concurrently, it's hard time.
>> 20 years or 40 is a shocking number. >> that's hard time for aunt becky. that's not part of the narrative, but here's the big question because your story says she didn't necessarily think she was doing anything wrong. this is half million dollars to a fake charity to get your kids into usc, she probably didn't think she was facing time in jail but that decision to fight this seems to have blown up in her face? >> it's a big risk and unclear how it's going to play out for her. but she basically felt like according to sources, she felt what she was doing was no different than joining a library or donating a new athletic field which is time-honored tradition of wealthy people to get their kids into school. there was fraudulent activity involved, fake designations of her children both as crew members, you know, on the crew team. they had to take fake pictures of themselves rowing to, you
know, help get this designation and pass it through the athletic system there. >> libraries are fine, direct donation is okay, fraudulently pretending you're an athlete, not so much. >> and what turned out to be a completely fake charity as well. >> but you're saying she's sticking with the defense of we thought we were just contributing, we didn't know we anything wrong. >> you know, the problem is all of these other people have been dropping like flies and pleading guilty, and the more out of this, you know, roster of people, the more people plead guilty and are willing to turn over all their records and kind of lock it down, it's going to be very hard to claim she didn't do anything. >> as the article makes clear, the daughters say they will be among the first to visit her in prison should she head that way but we're looking into full house turning into a house of cards. yes, that happened. >> you're really running with the full house metaphors here.
>> all day long. >> do you have any reporter she regrets not taking the felicity huffman route? >> a lot of people around her say she's thinking about the fact she could have perhaps been on the road of seeing this through and been done with it. whether she actually serves a full four months is unlikely. she could have been in the same boat. she donated the amount of money in play was significantly more than felicity huffman's case so she would have been facing more jail time but even a sentence would have been lower than a possible 20-year sentence. >> thank you for sharing with us. so we do have breaking news. russia threatens the u.s. and china is threatening the u.s. china is actually retaliating with new tariffs. so newsroom with jimtiate sciut sciutto has it all covered for you.
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning, i'm jim sciutto in washington. poppy harlow is off today. we begin this morning with breaking news. the u.s.-china trade war reaching a new level. just moments ago china announcing it will impose $75 billion in new tariffs on u.s. goods. comes as president trump is set to depart later today for the g-7 summit in france with some major economic questions here at home. let's get straight to cnn's allison cossack with more on these tariffs and usually how the markets are reacting to them. >> this latest escalation in the trade war are pushing u.s. future now. we saw them in the green but we saw them virtually do a u-turn. it looks like th