tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN September 23, 2019 2:00am-3:01am PDT
we start with president trump acknowledging he did discuss in a july call with the president of ukraine. cnn has reported the president pressured zelensky to investigate biding, as it was hanging in the balance. >> last week, the secretary-general said the whistleblower was worried about multiple actions by trump. the issue has two top democrats going further than they ever have before on impeachment. >> reporter: the president on sunday, acknowledging for the first time he did bring up the former vice president, owe biden, during the call with the ukrainian president. that's now at the center of this whistleblower complaint. alleging other things, that the
president pressured the ukrainian president pressured his political rival, joe biden. here's the president on sunday. >> the conversation i had, was largely congratulatory. the corruption taking place. was largely the fact that we don't want our people, like vice president biden and his son, creating to the prupgs already in the ukraine. >> reporter: this is not going anywhere. we'll see the national director on this complaint. democrats are ramping up their rhetoric as it relates to this, including the house speaker nancy pelosi, that said in a letter on sunday, if the administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from d disclosing to congress, a breach
of constitutional duties by the president, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness, that will take on a new stage of investigation. dave and christine, back to you. >> thank you. house speaker nancy pelosi and adam schiff, spent the weekend closely coordinating the democratic response. schiff, like pelosi, has been e reluctant to move on impeachment. that could be changing. >> if the president is withholding aid while browbeating his opponent, that would be equal to the evil that represents. the former vice president says inquiry in his son's role at a
gas company is a smear campaign we the president. >> to get on the phone with a foreign leader, looking for help from the united states, and ask about me and imply things happened. >> it comes at a precarious time for ukraine. senior international correspondent, matthew chance, in ukraine's capital with more. >> that's right. they desperately want to preserve a good, strategic alliance with the united states. the u.s. is crucial for ukraine, because it supplies diplomatic aid and military aid, as well. and its battle against russian-backed rebels, didn't want to see that jep newsed.
it's aware that even though it needs to preserve a good relationship with president trump it has to keep an eye on the elections in 2020, and knows well that a democrat can be elected to replace president trump. they're walking a very tight line. there's a word that comes to us from the ukrainian foreign minister. he spoke to a ukrainian news channel. it was a conversation on the 25th, no pressure involved. trying to play it down. they want the situation to go away, an important face-to-face meeting. zelens zelensky, the novice president here in ukraine. they want that about strategic
issues and aid. in the eastern part of the country, they don't want it to be overshadowed but it is not going away at this time. >> the former comedian and former reality show host. more than 90 heads of state are in new york city for the start of the u.n. general as assemb assembly. president trump speaks tomorrow. >> donald j. trump wants a complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> the president is not attending a climate action summit, where the u.n. secretary-general is asking all world leaders to come up with a plan to gas the crisis. on friday, millions of people worldwide joined marches and
strikes to call for climate justice. tensions rising between iran, the u.s. and saudi arabia. iran marking its defense week, with military parades across the country. fred is there this morning. >> reporter: the head of the revolutionary guard corps, can go ahead. a not thinly veiled threat. the iranians saying that any country that attacks iran, will become the main battlefield. this comes after the leader told cnn that if there was a strike, there would be all-out war.
he said in an interview, he is not confident there won't be a war between the u.s. and iran. let's listen in to what he had to say. >> i'm not confident that we can avoid a war. i'm confident that we're not going to start one. but whatever starts one, will not finish it. >> there is a diplomatic initiative that they are announcing, as ell. he will be distributing the initiative for peace. maybe to de-escalate things. we found out a couple of minutes ago. the iranians are saying that the british flag tanker, they have taken under control, has completed all of the paperwork to be released as soon as possible. if that tanker gets going, get you informed as quickly as possible. elizabeth is surging in
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warning about what happens next if the white house keeps a whistleblower complaint under wraps. the u.n. general assembly kicks off with iran. is there a diplomatic path forward? a new poll shows elizabeth warren surging in iowa. and "game of thrones" took the awards from the emmys. but which comedy dethroned the favorites? >> it is 29 minutes past the hour. let's begin with the president acknowledging sunday that he did discuss democratic rival, joe biden, in a call with the president of ukraine. that call is at the center of a whistleblower complaint. there's questions if the president leaned on an i'ally t
target target an a. >> the whistleblower was concerned about multiple actions by mr. trump. it's unclear if this conversation is just the tip of the iceberg. jeremy dimon with the latest. >> reporter: the president on sunday, acknowledging that he did bring up the former vice president, joe biden, during that call with the ukrainian president, now at the center of this whistleblower complaint. alleging that the president pressured the ukrainian president to investigate his political rival, joe biden. here's the president on sunday. >> the conversation i had was
largely congratulatory, was corruption. the corruption taking place. was largely the fact that we don't want our people, like vice president biden and his son, in the ukraine. >> reporter: this issue is not going anywhere. we'll see the director of national intelligence later this week. he is expected to brief lawmakers on the whistleblower complaint. how much we learn about this complaint is remaining to be seen. nancy pelosi sent in a letter yesterday, if the administration persists in blocking disclosure of this witness, they will be entering a grave, new chapter of lawlessness that will take us to a new stage of investigation. dave and christine, back to you. >> jeremy dimon, thank you. it's anyone's guess if we will see a transcript of the phone call between the president and
his aides disagree. >> a straight, honest conversation. we will make a decision on how to release them. >> we don't release transcripts. these are private conversations. it wouldn't be appropriate to do so. >> i think that would be a terrible precedent. if every time, someone raised a questions and they were disclosed publicly, a lot of times they leak in the press, why would world leaders want to have conversations together? president trump is scheduled to meet on wednesday. senior international correspondent, matthew chance, live in ukraine's capital live. good morning, christine. the fight coming at a precarious time for ukraine.
senior correspondent matthew chance live in ukraine's capital for us this morning. matthew, good morning. >> reporter: thanks very much. the yukrainians have found themselves between to rock and a hard place. there's no good time for them to get involved in the scandal. they need to keep good relations with the administration and washington. if it's a democratic one or a republican one. they're finding this a difficult line to walk. the u.s. is the single-most important aid that it has. ukraine doesn't want to jeopardize that. at the same time, it needs to maintain a good relationship
with president trump. the leadership has been tight-lipped in talking about this, with the exception of foreign minister, who characterized it ooas a friendl call. the thrust of ukrainian officialdom, is that they don't want to speak to us about that. they are preparing for the face-to-face meeting with president trump. they are trying to organize it for a long time. they want it to be about a strategic relationship. but it will be overshadowed by this latest scandal in the u.s. >> matthew chance in kiev. and the optics of the former reality show host, meeting at the center of all this. joining us this morning, julian. just trying to take a look at this and drill down here.
isn't this what the impeachment process is for? >> this is a misuse of power. it's what oversight is for. what the founders didn't envision is the way that partisanship and the way it works, we could see flagrant abuses or misuses of power. >> here's what representative steve cohen says. we back off of everything. aoc, says it's the democratic party's refusal to impeachment. >> there are no guardrails. aoc may be exaggerating. but the democrats in the house allow this activity to take
place. if they do nothing, this becomes a new form. and political fears are preventing the democrats from taking serious steps, other than warnings on television. >> the president talked to this leader. they talked about joe biden. and joe biden's son. in a way, the president wins again. he got it out there. joe biden, o joe biden's son, ukraine. >> i think he just wants that smear, to be out there again and again, in the discussions because it gets in the mind of voters. >> republicans, "wall street journal" editorial saying conversations with world leaders should be kfconfidential. true or false? >> no. they can be released. they are released overtime. this is a choice about what the
administration wants and what the administration and congress demands. >> the most recent polling out of cnn. the gold standard, really. showing elizabeth warren surging. and the margin of error, two points ahead of joe biden. >> she's moving in the right direction. she keeps getting stronger. if she can pull this off in iowa and new hampshire, i think this would be a momentum-building moment. she has an organization, she has ideas and excitement. >> and hasn't directly gone after biden. that's the strategy. you think that changes? or the slow and steady course continues? >> she will go after him on ideas. i'm about substance and policy. that's what she wants. she won't be vicious.
but i think she will say there's a distinct set of offerings in this primary and democrats need to choose her. >> it looks like biden is static there and she is pulling from sanders' support. >> his whole foundation is i'm most electable. if she loses in the fist two races. if he loses, does he claim that? >> nice to see you this morning. 90 heads of stated are in new york for the general assembly. president trump is leading a talk on religious persecution. >> the president will not attend the climate action summit, where the secretary-general the calling on all world leaders to deliver a plan to combat the crisis. the focus will be on rising sea
levels and record-hot temperatures over the last four years. hot on the agenda at the u.n., iran. tensions rising between iran, the u.s. and saudi arabia, after saudi oil facilities came under attack. we go live to tehran. i asked you the same question. is there a diplomatic path ahead? >> right now, it is looking difficult for a diplomatic path. the iranians have a carrot and sticks approach, toward the trump administration at this point. you were saying, right now, is the sacred defense week. they are challenging any country, and looking to the united states, that wants to attack iran, saying go ahead.
any country they do so, themselves they become the battlefield. this comes as the foreign minister in iran, is already in new york for the u.n. general assembly. he said in an interview, he's not confident there won't be war twoon the u.s. and iran. i'm confident we will not start a war. i'm confident, whoever starts one, will not be one who finishes it. >> the president of iran, he took off an hour, going to new york himself. members of his administration said there won't be talks. maybe a little chance for diplomacy there. hassan rouhani saying he wants to reveal a new plan for de-escalation here. see whether or not that yields
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part of the world. israel, the head of the influential minor party. victor lieberman has decided not to make a pick for the leader. good morning, oren. >> good morning, dave. it was the critical seats that made the difference between who had enough seats to form a government and who department. when leaperman decided not to make a coalition, it meant both are remaining. the onus shifts from them to the president. he has to try to find a way out of the political deadlock.
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no comment on wework or softbank. it's 1927. >> "downton abbey," the heightest closing for a feature. and the domestic box office is down 5 frbt from last year. "joker" looks creepy. it could break records when it opens in two weeks. >> gives me the chills. many fans were meh on the final season. but "game of thrones" was tops at the emmys. hbo won best drama.
on the comedy side, the british series, "flea bag" upset "veep" and "marvelous mrs. maisel." >> and beat best comedy actress honors. and billy porter would be the first openly gay black man for "pose." there was no host, but thomas lenin tried to have fun at felicity huffman's expense. >> the producers have asked me to give a special shoutout to any of our former lead actress winners. keep your chin up. >> huffman reports to prison next month, in connection with the college admissions scandal. that's it for us this morning morning. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
we'll see you tomorrow. we had a great conversation. we don't want our people creating to the corruption in the ukraine. >>s this enough smoke here. somebody other than me needs to look at it. >> not confident that we can avoid a war. >> the military option is always on the table. >> i know the people want a peaceful resolution. >> this is "new day." >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. in is "new day." it's monday, september 23rd. it's 6:00 here in new york. and new this morning, the president says he did it. he admits it. now, what are democrats going to do about it? there's new signs this might be a tipping point on impeachment.
president trump did raise allegatio allegations in a phone call with the president of the ukraine over or face, quote, a whole new stage of investigation. >> the white house is trying to shift the discussion to biden though there's no evidence of wrong doing by the former vice president or his son. biden accuses president trump of conducting a smear campaign against him. one prominent republican is calling on the administration to disclose the details of mr. trump's ukraine phone call. president trump also says he hopes the transcript will publicly be released though he is the one who has the authority to order it. let's begin with joe johns. he is live at the white house with our top story. a lot happening this weekend, joe. >> reporter: that's right, alisyn. it is