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>> dickerson: welcome back i'm john dickerson. joining us now is former attorney general alber gonzales he ot wit n b called "tr fait a allegiance" a story servi and sacrifice i w an pea about his life a tervi the george w. bush administration w t sar w administration official to b off in scrocation temp us first a little b ab thperien and th y said ge yo new appreciation for t presidency, how so? >> wel oourh disast a presidentsi
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and so, spen tha evenin o airplane flying around, remembhinking watchin president bush give th addre th eenin wd advis h throu t cars, i' eperience pret big moments with him before bu sitti o tha aplan suddenly hit me, m gosh something happened washington, would i and peopl on tha airplan b able govern a wounded natio presiden fnish h seech base and we lan i had a apreciati o t tremendo pessu ad powe the opportunity to be president t unite state w rea specia >> dickerson: we're in the middle of campaign where peop armaginin t candidate stepping into that role t y stepped t f 4 minute o however long the speech wa saw said it takes special ki of perp bresident, what you mean b tha lokin t president mak
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the supreme skort o dcision t send mend and women int btl take somne are you f wher itegr mtter mo people want to know th perso mo pwerf person t world constrain constitution wisdom is ve important positiv vision fo americ come wit i can take to y btt place. america is one of t l someone who believe ihem and courag the office of b decisio making hard presidenus say th oen you have to ha t courage make the touecisions becaus at t end of t day that' what t aeric peopl expec is y m rig decisi t b bold a promise o thi countr >> dickerson: you're republican, does donald trum have tho qalitie
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dickerson: what's t evaluate? >> he shif positions from tim to tim i don't know donald tmp i don't think i'v eve m dona tmp i think bei a t kno someone takes so tim and i know the a lt of go people that tru and kno w are no spporting him what it tells m i tha nee study this m v ver closely i don't think americans should make disio bas upo t recommendations of anyon el fo eampl tod sid, i don support donald t i expect other americans to follo my lea i would expect th t d the ow investigation evaluatio t whether or not this is the rig person for the a the families and to lead thi countr >> dickerson: based on t criteria y otlin i t book, let m a y anoth thing you s about dona trump's comments abou mxi because he made trip thi week. donald trump said ju rin people they brin drug the bring crime they' rippists yo sai y can unri tha
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president makes statemen i ta abo tt t boo i terms of oe th pside makes stement, i ver very difficult w that ba back i thin smeone in t office very caref abo t words they say becaus tere ar consequences quit fankl the sul b when president dra r line i the sander wil b consequences ther cobody dou a min of o enemies that w inte t follow up and tha there wil b consequences. word a v importa fro someone whi t ova office >> dickerson: an anecdote in t book got lot o atention, i was march o 204oshcro was attorney general, sce i his hospital room whe you'r trying to ge extensio t warrantles wretapping progra an th h bee dfere storie t ab tis direct cmey of the f sa that you a a car wer there to try to, h put
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you tell your version of th story of what happened in th hospital room trying to get th extensio what -- how did i g ay s it? >> you're right, i spent so time in the boo tki abou this. i sa tha testified unde oa about w happened in t hospital roo inspecto gneral t department also spok about wh happened in the hospital roo i am o record und o aou wh happene n oa contested my description of wh happened listen, andard a two time before tha hospita room about ou concern tha h might not competent >> dickerson: the attorney general jo ashcroft >> i h wsnompetent we' not going a t dything we were primarily the t report on meeting w h jus had wi cngressiona leade about th ver sam pogra a abou t disput a congressional leaders telling u we believe it should go forwar wi pogra >> dickerson: continue the program. >> because it's so important i protecting american lve
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trai bmbings very dangerous time for o country. try to d wt could h the tools necessary t prote americ >> dickerson: erms t warrantles wiretapping and hans introgation that yo over saw as well >> i didn't oversee it dickerson: in your capacity with the president. >> i w counsel t t president but advice came from the departmen m justice, t seniadership of th department and lawyers withi administrati sying, done certain way would b and it would be lawfu >> dickerson: aologiz not unimportant fac how do you fee lking bac both of thos things, bot o those policies hav b changed. in the rpublican rac rig n there ar some -- donalrum saying bring bacterboain it wou b grea sould onl d tho thing that a absolutely necessa an effectiv a lawfu >> dickerson: is that true o enhanc iterrogatio bsolutel we've had testimony b fol from t c a f talkin
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and at that time the department jstic issu opinion tha wterboarding, f eampl was do cta supervision, i was only done tre pople high lev detinee w believe had information th i woul b lawfu so, th w oviousl very ve cntroversia and don mean t t -- in that wh believes tha wterboain wasn trtur mere meant t poin ot th t lawye worked very, very har t g this right esure tha t c a policy maks h t too tha th belve was necessa protect th cuntr >> dickerson: just very briefl partin questi here vi now, there's leg pathway brin waterboarding bac or >> would i support i i'd have to want t talk t cia folks to say, fir o all what is th tre if i fac someo h information about a bom g
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next hal ho a we h someone ctody tha h informatio a tha eve chuc schume said i tha scenario sai yes w authoriz tortursuming again i n suggest ca i wou bortu as legal matter bu wul b tool tha w sul pursu >> dickerson: al rgh albert gnzales thanks very much anks, john dickerson: we'll be right
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is >> dickerson: joining us now for political analysis, susan pag is "usoday' wasingt bure chi jamelle bouie chiolitica correspondent and c ne politica analys molly ba covers politics fohtlant atlantic. ramesh ponnuru is the nation review and fellow at t americ eterprinstitute ramesh are start with you at t end t week dona trump h bee mexico me with t mexic preside a gavey spee i arizon do talculation, where d things stand at the end of t week with donald trump a immigration? >> wel thi that it i confusin stor today on t airwave t supporters chr cisti o this show a r giliani a saying, oftened o immigratio nong f mas deportation. one of the reasons it's no getting throu i tha t didnctual s t m deportations not on th tab
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and he did it pee t was all ohe -- wer extremel hard lin the spee thactual rea differently th i look and dn' s h t trum campaign can expec tat i going g cred f softening which clearl wan if it won' actuall cme o and ma t messa mo explicit >> dickerson: molly, i was surprised that chris christie used the worpause donald trump durin prima sai undocumented immigrants will be out fas your hea w spi that is veifferent tha t word pause >> it i there's been l 'team muddy the water but i thi tha a decision was ma tru gave tha immgration spee that h canno wal back ramesh w sayin t decision w m t cas t issue ver ha ter to continue t dpi ilega immigrants a ciminals and a danger t thi cuntr so whateve pol is t fine pri a i don't think w will ever kno tt becaus he'
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once i w but the tone that hav speec think real cse a doo f trump. with some voters w wer looking for hi t b mo compassionat str a top more acceptance no matte wha poli he's add slo katein thi with certa hspanoter certaion-hispanic voter there might ha bn ope door that door waslosed by th desection that trump ma t gi that speec >> dickerson: who are those voters that he's tryi to donald trump trying apeal wih soening, whate exists o desn'xis >> think whateve percentage voters, republica voter a staying aw ftat lik arizona and georgia and north carolina north carolina mit romne w that by slrgin i12 pretty much must w sta f donald trump i think th margi i most the result o republican voter who we jus stayi a and you have a the activate eergi democrati voters who a tki the
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th gro colleducat suburban, which predominan in state l vrginia colorado, importan pennsylvania. donald trump losing that group te t h pat ve narrow, icreasing nonexistent. >> it's interesting i l most of themographic group th aretty available fou years ago onxceptio aolleg educated white th exi pol12olleg educated whites we rpublic by 1ercenta pe rsear poly 1 percentage points that is ki of swing, i don't thi we' seen before wi b gou american politic sin w started pollin >> dickerson: up by 14. u 1 whe aar obama lost b 1 poi j four yea think of b swi amo cll educated whites, hug part the u. pulatio hug p of t electora i ju fou
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scientists a ery w loo thes qestions, we couldn' come up wit anothampl th hav kin o swi sin 1952 started to be able t l at t demographics o preside shal ections >> the gamble trumam that he aligning b 'tracking nor noncolle educated white voters a democrats. we haven't seen him do that all tther groups a stable. yo menti h, has modellecti retur tha predicts based o based t vriables, tru should wininto shoul los but doesn think tha w happen becau hu such different kind campaig that scrambled th electora i th wa >> dickerson: do you think goi back to this point tha mol wa makinbouealigni t electorate, if that's your tak wouldn't you not need t d t softenin bause you'r realigning? in other words, do you see in th steni undermining th notion tha there's hug gro peo o the
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this gro of people isn there, or not large enough t make up for t ver you' losing i think the origin teory w trump could hah har li messag b pu nonolle educated whites an wit m from democrats tho w aren voting pull them boo electr tort. what happens basically yah you have thi action reactivating bunch of vote b reaction to fr afri aerican latino reaction simplvelm action. trump campaig n tryin t figure o h i c mitiga th reactio b jus don think it has time t d s a this point >> dickerson: is this what y saw in the visit to th detr church, this is al p o this effort a where d w think that is going to b successful maningful, a abou arican americans abo this group o cllege educat voters that we've be talki about? >> if there is saw politica calculation, that is always if with trump a h campai becaus s improvisationa
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calculation, it is probably much more abou those white swi voters. on the other hand you see h getting ze o o o t percent of t arica america poll there may b n where g fo u and imag whe h a lea seems to be makin contact a listenin t arica aricans could give h some li the but it does seem to b most about th predominantly whit portion of t electora tha looks h a believes t he's ris tha he' intolerant, he htefu to b rssured these peopl want to vote for t republicans. they want to vote for the pers with the nxt t h nam that's why i thi tru sti has so uside b h ne convince them that they c d that. >> there's som golitica science th part o the o t presidenti eecti functi of whiaci view t women can ha softer les conservative racial views th me wh the s candidate w a hard line semingly ha lin
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negatively george w. bush, for exampl d better than would yoxpe among white colleg educat women p because hi bra as it wer w republic wit mo lberal raci vie tha typica rpublican >> dickerson: ramesh, let me ask you a question h t f t bran isu because you can't do it i o even yet when donald trump went to meet with t president mexico, t w pesidenti got thrown around lo apply to the wisdom of the gro here. what doe i man to context? what is the reaenefit o presidential? >> if you look at th bredo in that north carolina poll fr cbs, majority of nor caroli vte don' belie that donald trump is ready to b commande ihie th i what mea that ihi the centr problem of thi candidate peop dslik him peopl dislike her but think she i ready to be cmmander cie th don believe that s that i think when we're talkin
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image idea c y d those you' b t thos moments b can y d i i jus stand up there a hin a ima i that good enoug wll, thi tha combine with goo performance i dat is probably go eough because if in fact hav electorate that wan t vot against hillary clinton because th don thi theone and trustworthy a ready fo change but donald trump at least f ha n gott of looki like you ca tru him to be commander i chief th desn't -- i don't thi you can say there's n tim lef for hi t d thi becaus despite al disadvantages th we've talked abou s fa f dona tump, h i sti whi strikiistance two points i yo battlegroun states pol we hav 6a le >> dickerson: right. you've given us segue to tal about hillary clinton gentleman nel n informati about he intervie t
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polls coming down wha i t state of hilla clinto campaign, now been several wee it comes up it buise tha keep gttin hit thi a thi point you ca tie hillary clinton fortune nation polls t t te of her new cverage when news coverag cinton go o neutr like jusfte th cnvention h pol numbe hit yo lev sh e ustablishing sev or eight point lead ove tum when the e-mails com th foundation comes i whe the question tha remin peopl of all t tngs that they no l aout hillary clinto they do no lik abo boade politica wrldcom i h numbermediatel s s phone 45 4 that street stor g bac april m her le ar t cnventi was ve simila t h lea a th tim differen b sam pattern happen in april a m you had conversatio abou h
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speech a bernie attack so earned he t 4 it sor o - almt li timing game th wil ju s come november where sh i th cyc >> dickerson: ramesh, did u take anything away fro t f reports that i new jus sor of gener isu tha s h o this that will within her al the way through t novembe tere's alwa aothe pi evidence that ten t reinforce theblic's view tha there is l a lack o hnest for cmi comingne from hillar cnt and i don't thi tha sto abou cinto aide destro phones with hammers is goin t help her in any way i tal t republican strategists at least somebody i keeping this race competitive >> y potentia cnd involving dona tump, i gl you asked chr chstie, dona
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illega $5,00 cntribution t a campai committ associat with t florida attorn general who was a tha tim deciding whether t pur a investigation into tum university this is t kind t he' now pa fin whi is a the "washington post rported th i -- should b majo sto i' prplexe b w i hasn gotten mor attention so much attention to h scandals and cedibility mak attacks on the fro o h an trustworthiness it s l it hrder f her t gnera outrage abo thi potenti scandavolving him >> t new cycles t t part candidate >> dickerson: donald trump boasted about being able t d precise ly, that giv dotion to get wha h want he hasn't been s abo this hsn't spoke directl to this thing b h sai that's w t sysem s cru because i was mster a playin it. let me ask y aout hillar clinton, when s saks, that good for h cmpaign o
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thin depen i don't think it is the ca that every time she opene h mouth she make tings worse and she wou holdres conference tink that whethe or not she g herse int further trouble with her answe to questio i would b refreshing to see h faci t press an answering questions and she's playi v convention cmpai strate where yo spend yo augus fundraiser, the assume tha t campaign gauges in ful a labor da i think it's safe assu tha we will see mor o h do public events and givin speech ater labor day jmell sh lkely mor policy speeches is tha t th critici t she disappeared during august rais a lot of mon whi s disappeared is that out th f sheets faces >> i'm n reall sur i think wh i cos to hillar clinton's public prcepti peop j t tha s kno lot she ver prepared wi regards policy the things that peopl d n
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like that she sreti believe that s crebou peop l th i'm not su m polic speeches would f t ltt proble bi cinto neve qui f abou trustworthiness but abl to convince people that h compared abo t and i thi t i cnton challenge g frwar >> dickerson: maybe impossible to f tirs she coul presumabl i ga good enough speeches withou solutions that might wor that's it for u thank you all very m we'll be back i know you! [laughs] welcome! hi! we're your neighbors. we live across the street. thanks for this. i see you've got time warner cable like the rest of the hood. genius.
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>> dickerson: turn now for a moment from negativity of our presidential race to event brough mltitud together i celebration. at t vatica th morni moth thesa w declare sain f mass 20,0 peo in st. peter's squar pope francraise h w di 19 year a t srving th poorest of the poo iia slum calling on wor lde e themselv ceaterty the st. theresa stood jusive foo tall but voice for the poo w
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>> dickerson: that's it for this today thanks for watching. join us next week when we'll have c drect joh benna for "face thation" i'm joh dickerso enjo your labor da captioning sponsored by cb captioned
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