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attacks on bill clinton. even digging up the old '90s murder conspiracy allegation. the very latest on that. meanwhile, hillary clinton who wants to focus full-time on trump is still battling bernie sanders who's now warning of a quote messy democratic convention. the nfl under fire, congressional investigators accused the league of trying to improperly influence research into concussions. we'll tell you how the nfl is responding. good morning, everybody. 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." >> amazing. day two. good morning. tuesday, may 24. i'm thomas roberts. donald trump took his criticisms of bill clinton to a new and bizarre level yesterday.
resurfacing allegations of sexual miskukd and discussed the 1993 suicide of clinton aide vince foster which has been the subject of far-fetched and widely dismissed conspiracy theories. something president obaclinton alluded to. >> you have to respect the republicans, they're good at this. they de -- they delegitimize the people they don't like. you think the stuff i said about her, they accused me of murder. i mean, our memories are short. it's what they do. >> well, then yesterday "the washington post" published this. when asked in an interview last week about the foster case, trump dealt with it as he has with many edgy topics raising doubts about the official version of the events, even as he says he does not plan to talk about it on the campaign trail. he revealed possible foul play, very serious and the circumstances of foster's death he says are very fishy. i don't want to bring foster's
death up because i don't know enough to discuss it. i will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. i don't do that because i don't think it's fair. both law enforcement officials and a subsequent federal investigation have ruled that the foster's death is a suicide. trump continued to level the allegation of rape against president clinton yesterday posting a video to instagram that spliced the photo of bill clinton smoking a cigar over accusations that he sexually assaulted women. clinton was never charged and denied the allegations when
they were first made in the 1990s. trump tweeted the link with the comment, quote, is hillary really protecting women? >> i was very nervous. >> no woman should be subjected to it. it was an assault. >> he starts to bite on my top lip and i tried to pull away from him. [ laughter ]
>> trump spoke about the personal nature of his attacks in an interview last night with bill o'reilly. >> kind of tawdry stuff and i'm not sure this is a good thing. to do that. >> you're talking about what i'm doing? well, i'm only responding to what they do. they have been nasty. she's been very nasty. and i said i'd like it to be on policy. >> do you know that it makes the country look bad abroad and things like that. that's what's worries me. i understand the clinton attack machine, i've got it. i think it still has to be dealt with somewhat. but i think maybe -- >> bill, i don't like doing that. but i have no choice. i have no choice. so you have to do it. >> hillary clinton is out with the new web ad this morning putting the focus on recently unearthed comments from donald trump in which he appears to root for the housing market to collapse in a 2006 audio book from trump university. >> this is an economy that can't
find the bottom of bad news. >> ten years of saving completely gone, vanished. >> the biggest crash of the household wealth that we ever had in the united states. >> i sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy. if that's a bubble burst as hay call it, you can make a lot of money. >> so the ad is a preview of what her campaign's battleground state media blitz will look like with surrogates in ohio, virginia, pennsylvania, florida and elsewhere. highlighting trump's statements about the housing crisis. this as a new poll in virginia shows the race tied at 38%. the roanoke college poll shows 11% are undecided and 11% want somebody else. clinton took her campaign back to michigan yesterday where she rallied union members and hit trump over his rhetoric. >> there's so much more that unites us than divides us. and we're going up against a candidate who will pull us backwards on every issue we care about. we need a president who will use
the bully pulpit to stand up for working families. but the last thing we need is a bully in the pulpit. >> meanwhile, we still have a democratic primary to talk about. the battle for california. hillary clinton has turned down an invitation to debate senator bernie sanders. in a statement, clinton's communications director said in part, we believe that hillary clinton's time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across california and preparing for a general election campaign that will ensure the white house remains in democratic hands. now, a santa monica rally, sanders was quick to criticize clinton for opting out of the debate. >> i was disturbed but not surprised to hear a few hours ago that secretary clinton has backed out of the debate. i think it is a little bit insulting to the people of california. our largest state.
that she is not prepared to have a discussion with me about how she will help the california -- californians address the major crises that we face. >> in february, both candidates had agreed to add four more debates to the calendar, including the debate in may before the california primary. so far, they have had three of the four debates. a new abc 7 news group poll k d conducted shows that hillary clinton would defeat sanders coming up in the june 7th primary. in a move to help ease tensions between sanders and the democratic party, sanders will be allowed to name five members to the democratic committee to write the platform at the convention. clinton will name six members. >> i believe that if we win here in california and if we win the
other five states that are up on june 7th, we're going to go marching to the democratic convention with a hell of a lot of momentum. i believe that if we do well here in california, we'll march in with momentum and we'll march out with the democratic nomination. >> so at the same time, sanders says that this summer's convention could be messy. he told the associated press yesterday if they make the right choice and open the doors to working class people and young people, and create the kind of dynamism that the democratic party needs it's going to be messy. democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle. but that is where the democratic party should go. now, despite those comments, campaign manager jeff weaver said that the party should ultimately end up unified. >> i don't know about before the convention, but post convention the party should be unified. he will campaign day and night, 24/7 to keep donald trump from
becoming president of the united states. so i think you'll see a bernie sanders out on the campaign trail during the general election. >> meanwhile, debbie wasserman schultz is getting a run for her money by her south florida primary opponent. her opponent has raised millions following endorsement by bernie sanders. and mcdonald is under fire for the wait times at the v.a. >> what really counts is how does the veteran feel about their encounter with the v.a.? we go to disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? what's important is your satisfaction with the experience and what i would like to move to eventually is that kind of measure. >> house speaker paul ryan quickly reacted to the disney comparison tweeting, this is not make believe, mr. secretary.
veterans have died waiting in those lines. donald trump also weighed in saying obama's v.a. secretary just said we shouldn't measure wait times. hillary says v.a. problems are not widespread. i will take care of our vets. a spokesman for disney also reacted to mcdonald's comments telling the independent journal we take wait times seriously. we push the boundaries to give our guests the best experience possible. one of the things we take great pride in, if you have a wait time your wait is enjoyable. baltimore prosecutors are 0 and 2 in the conviction of freddie gray. yesterday, a judge found edward nero not guilty on all charges including second degree assault. nero was one of six officers charged in gray's death. the case of the first officer porter resulted in the deadlocked jury. gray was placed unsecured in the
back of a police van and he died a week later. freddie gray's family spoke to ron mott about the verdict. >> the judge gave detailed reasons for why he thought the evidence was insufficient and why the law did not compel a conviction in this case and he demonstrated he would not swayed by the community's preconceived notions about what it ought to be. >> the van driver is the next person to be tried in the case beginning june the 6th. an internal police investigation will be completed after those trials are concluded. but meanwhile, officer nero remains on administrative duties. bill cosby is back in court for the criminal sexual assault case. it will determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the case to trial. the 78-year-old faces criminal charges for allegedly drugging and molesting a former temple university employee at his mansion in 2004.
cosby has not entered a plea but has said the sexual encounter was consensual. he has denied allegations from about 50 different women. the tsa moved dramatically yesterday to address the long lines at airports across the nation. kelly hoggan for security operations will be replaced by darby lajoye who was previously a top security official at two of the world's busiest airports, l.a.x. and jfk. this replacement comes after hundreds of passengers waited in long security lines as their planes took off at chicago's o'hare international airport this month. tsa administrator neffenger and jeh johnson said more tsa officers would be assigned by mid august. crews continue to search for wreckage of the egyptair jet that crashed in the mediterranean last week and the egyptian authorities are refuting the earlier data that
it swerved. tom costello report. >> reporter: as the effort to find egyptair plane continues, they're contradicting greek military reports about the final moments insisting the plane never made erratic turns or descended dramatically. it that remained on course at 37,000 feet until going off radar. p-3 planes have found two debris fields of wreckage and passenger clothing. >> the waters, it's a big space and finding small things in the water is extremely difficult. >> reporter: egypt's civil aviation administration telling bill neely there's no sign of the plane. >> we're far away from closing in on -- on the fuselage of the aircraft. >> reporter: still no indication what caused the crash. if it were a bomb experts would not expect the plane to fly another seven minutes before going off radar. if it were an electrical fire they'd expect the plane to fly longer, perhaps a more gradual descent. >> we do not rule out something
nefarious. but we just don't know yet. >> reporter: the last automated computer messages from the plane included overheat and smoke warnings. then flight computer failures. that puts the focus on the forward avionics bay where one of the smoke warnings originated. it sits under the cockpit, housing all of the computers that run the plane. expert says a fire here could take out the critical systems or cause the computer to send faulty signals. >> we don't know if this was an explosion, structural problem, an electrical problem. >> reporter: an urgent search for the black boxes thought to be amid the wreckage on the sea floor, likely in the deepest part of the med 10,000 feet down. with the muddy silty bottom that has swallowed up shipwrecks for thousands of years. the search area the size of connecticut. >> that was nbc's tom costello reporting. the fbi is investigating whether virginia governor terry
mcauliffe's 2013 campaign accepted illegal contributions. investigators have been looking into the matter for the past several months. he's a clinton confidant and records show more than a hundred donors contributed to both the campaign. and investigators are looking at the overlaps and are interested in contributions from chinese politicians. contributions by foreign nationals are barred. a lawyer for the campaign says that neither he nor the governor have been contacted by the fbi but pledges to fully cooperate if asked to do so. still ahead on "way too early" -- deflategate is back. but it seems the nfl has bigger fish to fry.u allegations that it tried to influence research into concussions. that and a check on weather when "way too early" comes back.
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welcome back, everybody. time for sports. we begin with the nfl and the newly released congressional report that claims the league attempted to influence a national institutes of health study regarding head trauma. the 91-page report states our investigation has shown that while the nfl has been publicly proclaiming its role as funder and accelerator of important research, it was privately attempting to influence that research. while the nfl has not yet provided a detailed response it has issued a categorical denial of the report's conclusions. meanwhile with the league's back against the wall on this one, strong reaction from the players union. nflpa president tweeted, this is why the nfl refused to be part of any study. they cannot be trusted when it
involves the players. the union executive director demorris smith tweeted, this is another example of a league that is out of control. in other nfl headlines for you today, patriots quarterback tom brady filed an appeal yesterday asking the court to review its decision to reinstate brady's four game suspension for his role in deflategate. the court upheld brady's suspension last month, affirming commissioner roger goodell's role as arbitrator and broad authority under the collective bargaining agreement. brady could be on the field this fall if he gets the ban lifted. temporarily staving off a suspension while the matter is tied up in court. if the session is not granted, brady could take his case all the way to the u.s. supreme court. i want to give you updates now and highlights from last night's nba playoffs. the cavaliers with an ice cold start in game four falling 16 points behind the raptors at the end of the first half. kyle lowry scored a game high 35 points and derozzian added two.
but the raptors survive, even up the series with a 105-99 victory. the series heads back to cleveland coming up on wednesday. to major league baseball, look at this. a scary moment in pittsburgh when pirates starting pitcher ryan vogelsong is beaned by the pitch in the second inning. it is unclear whether he was hit directly in the face or if it made contact with his batting helmet. but he was attended to immediately by medical staff. eventually, carted off the field. a tweet posted by vogelsong's wife said that the player is stable and will be okay as we wait on an update about his condition from the team today. all right. let's get a check on your weather. nbc's meteorologist bill karins is standing by for us. how is tuesday looking? >> ugly start to the morning, but there's -- >> that's how i look in the morning. >> yeah, right.
>> u-g-l-i you have no alibi. >> these are pictures from pennsylvania, and it added up enough that they were out there shoveling it. all right when you're shoveling in shorts though. that was in red lion, pa. so this morning, this storm that brought us -- those conditions yesterday with the hail and the heavy rain now that is lingering right over just south of new england. new england today is cloudy, it will be cool. one of the chilliest days you'll have in a long time and d.c. is clearing out. 80s to cleveland and boston at 62. that's the rainy, cool, chilly weather. in 24 hours from 60s to near 90 degrees in new york city.
so it will be kind of a shock to the system to be that chilly, wet and raw and then on thursday, looks warm. even into the upcoming holiday weekend. no signs of cool weather. we're in it now. so, you know, everyone always complains. you always here, we didn't have a spring. well, maybe this time you're right. >> seems like we're jumping right to it. but yesterday here in new york until late we got rain. it was absolutely gorgeous. >> low humidity and everything else. that's over. >> it was beautiful. bill, thank you. still ahead, facebook making changes after being accused of bias and questlove has a message for those who threw shade on madonna's tribute to prince. (engine winding up) (pilot talking to tower on radio) once you get out here... there's just one direction... forward. one time: now. and there's just one sound. you and us...
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all right. so now let's get a check on the other morning's headlines. we'll check in with louis burgdorf in the control room. >> we're getting the band back together. facebook will no longer rely on news outlets to determine what gets posted as the trending topic. part of the revamp after recent criticism that the tool suppressed conservative views. in a letter to john thune, the social media giant said while the internal review revealed no evidence of systemic political bias in the selection of those stories in the trending it couldn't rule out bias by the works. it is working to minimize the
risk where human judgment is involved. questlove found himself defending the madonna tribute to prince at the billboard awards. it received mixed reviews, there was a lot of backlash on social media. b.e.t. took the opportunity to reassure fans that its own award show tribute will be better. questlove who helped put the billboard performance together responded in a series of tweets reading in part, naturally there will be folded arms and shade thrown because the purple standard is hard boots to fill. and a lot of us don't want to come to grips. all right. thomas, finally this morning, actress and co-host of "the view" raven-symone is opening up about her sexuality. she was filmed for the third season of "it got better series". take a look. >> i kind of pushed myself to open myself up to look for boys in a more than just, you know, oh, my god way. i look back now i'm like, whoa. you liked girls.
you liked them. i didn't want to tell my parents because i didn't. i knew i couldn't say it out loud because oh, my god, little olivia is gay. this is crazy. >> she said going to college where she fell in love helped her to come out. >> how is newlywed dom going? >> going well. i still have the ring on. she allows me to come home. >> he bought five of the rings at 20 bucks a pop so in case he lost one he can replace it. >> that's true. coming up, donald trump continues the mud slinging and hitting bill clinton in the hopes of preventing his wife from becoming president. that's all coming up next on "morning joe." to decide if the tp you're on... hahahahahaha! ...isn't really the trip you want to be on. hahahaha...
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