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good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, august 2nd. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside louis burgdorf. all right. we start with the white house that has confirmed something the president's team has repeatedly denied ry ed denied, that he helped draft the initial response between the meeting between a russian attorney and his top campaign aide. in response, claiming the june 2016 meeting was about adoption policy and made no mention of the broader campaign being discussed. e-mails reveal that donald trump jr. was explicitly offered documents. even after the president's legal team dismissed the report of having worked on, quote, fake news and of no consequence, the white house acknowledged that the president did take part, claiming that his knowledge of the full story was, quote, limited. >> look, the statement that don
junior issued is true. there is no inaccuracy in the statement. the president weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had. this is all discussion, frankly, of no consequence. there was no follow-up. it was disclosed to the property parties which is now "the new york times" found about it to begin with. >> you can verify the degree to which the president weighed in? >> he certainly didn't dictate. but he weighed in any offer of suggestion like any father would do. >> and the admission of president's direct involvement likely to draw the attention of special council, bob mueller who served as special council. take a listen to this. >> if a prosecutor finds out that subjects of an investigation are speaking to one another, it immediately makes their antenna go up. and they immediately come --
become very suspicious, that there is coaching going on, and that is basically on struxz of justice. if they're fashioning a story, if they're getting their stories straight. when principals have these conversations and the lawyers are involved, those conversations aren't privileged. and everybody on that air force one that day, coming back from the g20 is going to be interviewed by the special council. he's going to get the manifest from air force one. find out who was on the plane and find out who was involved in these discussions. then they're going to get all of the calls to air force one monitored. and there's a record of every call that went in. so, they'll know what numbers were called. they'll get the e-mails. everybody involved in that whole episode is going to have to get interviewed. >> and a spokesman for special council mueller tells reuters that they have hired a 16th
lawyer in the probe. greg andre served in the criminal division from 2010 to 2012, overseeing the fraud unit in the probe unit that targeted illegal form bribery. meanwhile casting doubt to some republicans, this is how the president's attorney and legal spokesman originally characterized the president's role in the statement. >> the president didn't sign off on anything. he was coming back from the g20. the statement released on saturday was released by donald trump jr. i'm sure in consultation with his lawyers. the president wasn't involved in that. >> "the new york times" says he was involved in it. and several people on the plane was involved. >> that's ivncorrect. >> you're disputing that? >> yes. the president did not draft the response. the response came from donald trump jr. i'm sure in consultation with his lawyer.
>> yesterday, republican lindsay graham said the whiplash of explanations is damaging their future credibility. >> if the president was directly involved in creating that statement, it's not illegal to lie to the press, does it bother you? >> yeah, it bothers me a lot, because, one, he put his son in jeopardy. now, we have to wonder what don junior's team will tell you bhab he actual about what he did. if he didn't know about the e-mail, the statement may have fooled you. the fallout continues overet president's friday speech, the acting member of the drug administration is explaining a memo explaining that president trump, quote, condoned the mishandling of suspects. >> when you see the thugs thrown in the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, i say, please don't be too nice.
like you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head, you know you put your hand over somebody. like don't hit their head and they just killed somebody. i said you can take the hand away, okay. >> on saturday acting dea chief chuck rosenburg wrote a memo to the agency's 10,000 employees, quote, i write because we have an obligation to speak out when something is wrong. that's what law enforcement officers do. that's what you do. we fix stuff, at least we try. he listened to the agency's core values, including rule of law, and respect and compassion thanking employees for following them. he said the president's comments were meant to be comedic, rather than serious. >> i think you guys are jumping trying to make something out of nothing. he was simply making a comment. he was making a joke. it was nothing more than that. it wasn't a directive. it was a joke. there's a very big difference.
>> and the boy scouts responding to president trump's comments to his highly political speech which prompted an official statement apologizing for the nature of the speech. but in comments in "the wall street journal" reported by politico, trump denied there was any criticism. and said he was being praised. saying, quote, i got a call from the head of the boy scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them and they were very thankful. but the boy scouts of america said they're unaware of any call from the white house. let's get into this now. white house correspondent for the hill, jordan fabian. jordan what impact do all of these various versions of the truth have on the administration, specifically inside the white house, the morale of people working inside of the white house? >> well, another day, another misleading statement, yasmin.
but it's having real world consequences. inside the white house there's been consternation among aides that some of the official explanations they put out on things later undercut by either the president or his top advisers. it's having impact outside of the white house, anything to the dea, we not the commandant of the coast guard saying he would stand for his members. and you have a top official at the epa resigning over the administration's climate policy. so what we're seeing now is different branches of the administration pushing back against this president's directives and this president's ideas and thoughts and policies. and it's really a challenge do his credibility. >> yeah, certainly some fallout there. i wanted to switch gears talking about ag jeff sessions. we've been covering this, obviously, the relationship busy integrating, it seems before our
very eyes between attorney general jeff sessions. it seems as if sessions is trying to get back now into the president's favor. talk to us about what he's doing. >> later this week, the attorney general is planning to having a press conference where he's going to announce a leak investigation into some of the national security leaks that we've seen the rebels in syria, for example, other areas where sensitive information has leaked out to the press. and obviously, this is something that president trump has talked about for a long time. cracking down on leaks. and his public criticism of jeff sessions, he said he hasn't been tough enough on that. so that's one step that the attorney general is trying to take. it might be working we saw white house press secretary sarah huckabee saying he's coming to the podium and has confidence in all members of his cabinet including jeff sessions. >> jordan fabian, i'll talk to you in a bit.
thank you. and the united states is conducting a intercontinental ballistic missile from vandenberg air force base in california overnight. it's the fourth icbm launch from that statement this year. in a statement, the global strike command said the test is meant to, quote, validate, the effectiveness and readiness of the weapons system. it comes after the u.s. conducted their second test launch of the icbm last friday. the accuracy is in doubt. and does not believe that pyongyang has the technology to survive re-entry. yesterday in its first briefing in q and a since taking office, secretary of state rex tillerson laid out the options to deal with the escalating threat and says he wants to talk. >> we felt the appropriate thing to do first was to seek peaceful pressure on the regime in north korea, to have them develop a willingness to sit and talk with us. and others, but with an
understanding that a condition of those talks is there is no future for north korea holds nuclear weapons, with do not seek the collapse of the regime. we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. we do not seek an excuse to second our military north of the 38th parallel. we're trying to convey to the north koreans we're not your enemy, we're not your threat but you're presenting a threat to us and we have to respond. >> state department is set to officially file paperwork today outlining a ban on american citizens traveling to north korea effective september 1st. journalists and aide workers are exempt from the ban as long as they receive authorization. and congress imposing new sanctions on iran, and russia even though it arrived on friday. yesterday, speaking with the prime minister of georgia, vice president mike pence discussed the administration's plan for
the bill while explaining their initial concerns. >> president trump will sign the russia sanctions bill soon. the concern was that it did not include the traditional flexibility that is afforded to the state department. or any administration. in the conduct of american foreign policy. i'm pleased to report that the bill improves significantly as it moves through the house of representatives and through the legislative process. in signing the sanctions, our president and our congress are speaking with a unieununified v. >> however, secretary of state rex tillerson appeared to send a contradictory message just yesterday. >> i will be meeting face-to-face before whether lavrov this weekend. i think he's as committed as i am to trying to find ways that we can bring this relationship
back closer towards one another. now, the action by the congress to put these sanctions in place and the way they did, neither the president nor i are very happy about that. we were clear that we didn't think it was going to be helpful to our efforts, but that's the decision they made. they made it in a very overwhelming way. i think the president accepts that. and all indications are, he will sign that bill. and then we'll just work with it. >> well, the president has until august 9th to act on the bill or it automatically becomes law. president trump is the subject of a new feature in golf magazine but it was something that he allegedly said about the white house that getting the most attention. the article explains that president trump has already made four visits to his bedminster golf club. he explained his frequent appearances that, devote, that white house is a real dump. a spokesperson for the president
denies that he trash-talked the white house. and a source is also saying the president is, quote, often as unguarded with the people who pay for their proximity to him. and up next, a willingness to work with democrats on health care. plus, cleveland's infielder justin jackson incredible catch earns him a standing over vasion at fenway park, everybody. those stories and a check on weather, when we come back.
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pass legislation for cost-sharing reductions. recently, president trump has decided to stop making these payments. mean while, top republicans say it's time to move on from health care. >> well, it's pretty obvious that our problem with health care was thought the democrats. we didn't have 50 republicans. there are not the votes in the senate as i've said repeatedly to the president and to all of you. to change the rules of the senate. there are not enough. it would require 50 or 51 republicans to adwrgree to do t. the votes are simply not there. >> i think we're moving on. there are a couple senators who have an idea that's interesting to a lot of people. and it's a massive block grant program. and that's lindsey graham and cassidy. bill cassidy. i think it's up to them to show that they can get 50 votes. and if they can, then we take it
up again. if they cannot we just keep moving on. all right. let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, it could be a record-setting day in the pacific northwest. >> i don't see how we avoid it. we should break numerous records. i think thursday is going to be the hottest day but today is going to be close to it. california, prolonged heat over 100. heat warnings through sacramento through the redding area. excessive warnings from medford, eugene, portland and seattle. all-time records. let's show you how warm it's going to be with the dangerous heat. for today, the one city we're going to watch all time hottest temperature, salem, oregon. never been 110 in recorded human history. 108, i think we'll break that one. thursday, portland, forecast having 106.
the all time hottest is 107. thursday, seattle hits 98 degrees. it's going to be close, they have a chance of getting up to 100. some relief for the upcoming weekend. this is very hot still, saturday, 95. redding you go from 114 down to 102. so it's a little more bearablbe. with all of the heat in the midwest, a shot of heat is coming down, northern plains, it starts arriving today, showers and 67 degrees. where did summer go? by the time we get to friday, that's chicago, and saturday and sunday, in the northeast. while the northwest is extremely hot, the rest of the country still dealing with average conditions. police nice day. >> i love a good shot of fall weather. >> you do? >> oh, yeah. >> newer not a die-hard that holds on to summer? >> no, fall is the best time in new york. hands down. that's just my opinion.
all right. thanks, bill. still ahead, everybody -- a wild night at fenway park. the cleveland indians make an incredible catch. but it wasn't enough to hold off the boston red sox. sports, next. ♪ fitting into my skinny jeans again? that's cool. feeling good in slim fit? that's cool. looking fabulous in my little black dress? that's cool. getting the body you want without surgery, needles, or downtime? that's coolsculpting. coolsculpting is the only fda-cleared non-invasive treatment that targets and freezes away stubborn fat cells.
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switch hitter. there's a long fly ball, deep center field. jackson's back -- he made it! unbelievable catch. he put it in the back of the bullpen. did he hang on? >> he sure did. >> what a play by austin jackson! that just might be the play of the year. >> what a play. it's hard to argue with that. austin jackson with the sensational grab. i'm just going to say it. it's the catch of the year. let's take another look at this. a replay confirmed that jackson held on to the ball for that catch. unreal. all tied up at 9-9. bases loaded for cleveland and red sox closer craig kendall just a bit outside. the indians take the lead. bottom of the ninth, two on, two out. boston's christian vazquez at bat. >> high fly ball, center field.
going back, she's gone! it's gone! that's walking off. >> there's the walk-off. the red sox win a wild one. let me say it again, a wild one. 12-10 with that boston reclaims first place just as the playoff race starts to heat off. heading south to miami for the marlins hosting the nationals. max scherzer showing bunt. it's scherzer's first career home run, he would soon leave the game with neck spasms. and his nationals fall to the marlins 7-6. over in houston, evan longoria did something only one other rays player has ever done. hit for the cycle. he got the two toughest parts out early, cranking a home run in the first and a triple in the third. two outs, longoria had hit a line drive for the double.
he was initially ruled out but overturned by replay. and the rays top the astros 6-4 in that one, just a great day for baseball, yasmin. >> i know we should be talking about that -- man that is a catch. are we going to bring it up? there it is. i mean -- wow. >> unbelievable. >> and he gets up with no injury. >> no injury. yeah, no injury. pure athleticism there. >> there it goes. he knew he was a winner in that one. still ahead, everybody, anthony scaramucci tries to set the record straight on his ouster as white house communications director. eric trump said he wants republicans to start fighting for his father. but he has a history of attacking his own party. that's coming up next. stay with us, everybody. i let go of all those feelings.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. alongside louis burgdorf. it's the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. the u.s. is conducting an intercontinental ballistic missile in california overnight following north korea's second test launch of an icbm on friday. experts think that has the ability to reach the continental u.s. meanwhile, secretary of state rex tillerson is laying out what he called limits talks in pyongyang. we'll have live reports in
beijing coming up. acting chief of the dea is coming out with a statement. after the president encouraging officers to react. he said the to condoned police misconduct, and the white house says the president was joking. and the senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm christopher wray as the new director of the fbi. in a vote taking over the bureau after president trump's controversial firing of director comey in may. and as the president's new chief of staff john kelly spoke in the west how long, according to the ap, he won't go star, especially when mattis is out of time. the ap said that kelly and mattis agreed that one of them
should remain in the u.s. at all times, to keep tabs and orders rapidly emerging from the white house. meanwhile sarah huckabee sanders is disputing reports saying there's something of an open door policy for the oval office. but politico said the white house staff may have more access to the president than any in history. let's talk more about this with correspondent from the hill jordan fabian. jordan, good to talk to you once again. after a chaotic week last week, and opening week so far, it only being wednesday, the president has a new chief of staff saying some things are not going to change. he tweeted, quote, only the fake news media and trump enemies want me to stop using social media. only way to get the word out. the question is what do you think is his big first test here? >> well, kelly passed that first big test on monday, yasmin, when he announced that he was in charge by getting rid of anthony scaramucci as communications
director. but the question now is can he maintain some order in this white house that really has been out of control. can he maintain control over who gets into the oval office. who's giving advice to the president. can he manage these rival power centers that have popped up. jared kushner, ivanka trump, steve bannon, can he get everyone on the same page. that's going to be the test for kelly in the weeks ahead. >> let's turn now to jeff sessions sort of the next guy on the hot spot. there's concern on capitol hill no matter what he does, his rule is not safe as long as the president is upset. i want you to take a listen to dianne feinstein, speaking to andrea mitchell, about the fallout if the president were to fire jeff sessions. take a listen. >> if the purpose is what many of us think it is, and that's to stop the investigation of bob mueller and his team, that will not work. because i believe that will be
something that none of us can condone. and it could well be the beginning of the end of the short presidency. >> jordan, what is the attitude inside of the white house toward the special council's investigation? and do you think, is there any chance that kelly is going to have a different approach to all of this? >> well, the president is very upset about this investigation. and i don't think john kelly can do anything to change that. i think the best thing he can hope for is to try to manage the situation better. stop the president from lashing out publicly against investigators. stop him from involving himself personally in some of the responses, like he did when he drafted, or helped draft donald trump jr.'s statement about the russian lawyer. and maybe help to curb some of the topics on social media about this topic. i think that's the best that
experts can hope for. >> a lot weighing in saying if kelly can deflect and say, hey, look, go to the president's counsel to throw out questions to them. that can be a success in his area. i want to turn to health care quickly, jordan. we're seeing some movement towards bipartisan agreement here and what's happening and how is the white house reacting to this? >> so key chairman lamar alexander is going to hold a hearing about stabilizing the individual insurance markets. answer that's going to allow democrats or the committee's ranking member patty murray to give some info here for the first time in the process. the obamacare repeal and replace effort was a republican vehicle only. now, this is going to be a problem for the white house because president trump said he wants to led obamacare implode. and what senator alexander is talking about is preventing the president from doing that. doing things like withholding insurance subsidies. maybe messing around with
subsidies for members of congress and their staff. there's conflict between the two sides. >> jordan fabian, thank you. just a day after being pushed from the white house, anthony scaramucci affectionately known as the mooch is trying to have the last word. in an interview with the huffington post he defended his initial news conference in the press room saying the president thought i killed. but sources tell the huffington post that the president was amused by it but changed his attention when he saw the negative attention it garnered. scaramucci said he offered to resign, but the president said there was no need to should watch it. he felt earned by the interview, the lizzas and scaramuccis have been friends for over 50 years. my dad knew his dad from construction. and we were building a personal relationship. most of what i said was humerus and joking. legally it may have been on the
record but in the spirit of it was off. and he knew that. we have never been old family friends though i think our fathers knew each other maybe that's what he talked about. the long island italian world in that generation is relatively small. but again that would not be a reason to suppress an explosive on-the-record interview. still, scaramucci said he would like to take lizza out for a beer. president trump's son is taking aim at lawmakers criticizing them, including this week, claiming they're not fighting hard enough to advance his father's agenda. >> my father said it, he said it a couple weeks ago in a tweet. am i going to have to carry my own weight? when are people going to start protecting me? i'm an outsider looking in. i'm running our company, but i want somebody to start fighting for him. he's the best fighter in the world. he will do a better job fighting for himself than all of them will do fighting for him. but how much weight does he have
to carry by himself? >> but the president has openly and repeatedly attacked members of his own party on twitter. sadly, even republicans carried over the line on my back do little to protect the president. the president also targeting lisa murkowski last week writing in part that she really let the republicans and our country down, voting against efforts of obamacare. and also reporting that targeting it dean haller of nevada with ads during the health care debate. >> you didn't go out there. this was the one we were worried about. you weren't there. but you're going to be. you're going to be. look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he? >> this morning, "the new york times" is reporting that the justice department is planning to take on affirmative action in college admissions. the "times" obtained an internal memo advertising for a new initiative. according to the paper, the trump administration is
preparing to redirect resources of the justice department's civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions deemed to syst discriminate. and vanita gupta, the former head of the civil rights division under president obama said the department under jeff sessions is changing course on a key issue. >> i think it's a trend that civil rights will see turned on their head being used to advance an agenda that they certainly were not created for. still ahead, the trump administration reportedly looking to crack down on details. for president trump away from his call for greater cooperation with beijing. plus, a florida man luckily to be alive, wow.
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ask your doctor about victoza®. welcome back, everybody. a ground worker at a florida airport is out of the hospital after being struck by lightning. this is video at the florida international airport, just about two weeks ago. at the moment the bolt strikes the tail of the airplane. you see it right there, the 21-year-old was walking underneath the nose of the plane when the lightning hit -- wow. that's pretty credible to see. traveling through the vehicle and into his body. sending him flying back and leaving him with third degree burns a worker said lightning warning systems activated the moment the man was his. good to see he's okay. let's check in with weather with bill karins. >> i remember in florida, i
story i did people that survived lightning strikes. they have a ton of medical issues but people that get hit and survive, think s aren't always the same, good luck to him. heat in portland, looks like thursday the closest, the northwest with the epic heat wave. but we're also tracking at the same time. usually one side of the country you have some extreme and the other side you start to get the opposite effect. some cooler fall air coming down from the north. today is not too bad. 70s okay for montana and bismarck. look what happens in minneapolis tomorrow. as we go into thursday. 65 degrees with showers. this green coloring, highs only in the 60s. we take that friday. very unusual, beginning of august and chicago. only high temperature, 67. notice on friday, still very warm ahead of the storm system. this is off to the west for severe storms. i think in areas of cleveland,
buffalo, pittsburgh, you'll get pretty good thunderstorms friday as that cooler air moves in. for today there will be a hit or miss late day storm in boston and new york. not everybody it getting that weather. minimal delays. baltimore, d.c., humidity is on the rise. still some scattered showers and storms. here's the headlines on thursday. 98 in seattle. not a number you see often. one of the hottest temperatures on the map. you're right there in phoenix which doesn't happen all that often. louis. let's turn to the trump administration where they're planning on opening traa look i the trade practices with china. this comes at a time of tension between washington and beijing over confronting north korea. >> yeah, politically, is this very, very sensitive. you may remember on the campaign
trail, trump often riled against the unfair trade practices by china but since he's been in office, he has a lot softer. he really hasn't taken any action, in part, because he wants china's help to rein in the aggressions of north korea. so if he chance that stance now, politically, that would be very significant. the key question is how aggressively would china respond. let's get to some of the details of those reports. president trump, according to those reports is very, very close to taking trade action against china. and those steps could be quite aggressive. again, those reports that trump could encourage the u.s. trade representative robert lighthouser to open that trade investigation into what they call unfair trade practices, especially when it comes to breaching intel elelectual prop rights. 2 could mean a couple things, before the world trade
organization, the wto, but it could mean that donald trump now has the power to unilaterally impose trade tariffs against china or other retaliatory measures. it's unclear at this point what exactly these measures would look like. and again, how exactly china will respond to those. back over to you. >> kellen roth, live from london. now and then starbucks comes up with a new coffee blend, but the latest creation might top the list. the coffee giant is searching a drink called pepper nitro. with a jerky twist. topped with peppercorn and beef jerky secure in the y secure sk.
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korea. the trump administration is holding firm that china is a major player in resolving the crisis. >> china has ways they can put pressure on and influence north korea because of this significant economic relationship that no one has. we've been very clear with the chinese, we certainly don't blame the chinese for the situation in north korea but we believe that china has a special and unique relationship because of the significant economic activity to influence the north korean regime in ways this no one else can. >> joining suus is ali arouzi. president trump is is actually placing quite a bit of blame on china. how is this mixed messaging being received in beijing?
>> well, china has hit back at president trump over these north korea claims. a top official shifting blame to pyongyang for raising tensions while warning the u.s. not to stab china in the back. the president over the weekend said he was very disappointed in china and said he'd no longer allow beijing to do nothing over north korea. the president believes that china holds the key to forcing north korea to give up its nuclear weapons. but the china ambassador feels differently. he said it depends on two principal parties, the united states and are in the hold the
responsibility to start moving in the right direction and not china. china shifting the responsibility back on to washington, back on to the president saying, listen, there's only so much we can do and you and north korea have to try and sort out this situation, which shows this swak situation is proving more and more difficult to resolve. >> jared kushner's comments to a group of congressional interns on monday have been leaked to "wired" magazine after explicit warnings for not leaking. kushner talks about the process he goes through to determine why historically it hasn't been more successful noting, ket, at. take a listen. we don't want a history lesson,
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revealed. that was the focus yesterday in this building. today the president is hoping to get back on his agenda. you've seen them say the next thing they want to address is tax reform, and that's after health care went nowhere. all of that is happening at home as overseas the white house has its eye on north korea. a lot of questions about how the president will respond, what he might do to try to get pyongyang somewhat under control. we're going to watch all these stories coming up today in washington. for now back to you. >> meanwhile, prince phillip is set to carry out his final engagement this morning before retiring from his duty. he announced his retirement back in may. >> and broadway will mark the
loss of actor sam shepard tonight. he died last week. >> i'm yasmin vossoughian along with louis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. >> it's not illegal to lie to the press. does it bother you? >> it bothers me a lot. number one, he put his son in jeopardy. now we have to wonder about what don jr.'s team may have done. >> so the president said he wasn't involved in drafting a letter defending his son. that is not true. >> also known as, well, that's a lie. they lied. >> the president said he got a congratulatory call from the boy scouts. >> yeah, that didn't happen either