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trump saying he wants an investigation independent of the justice department. donald trump once again attempting to kpattempt ing to capitalize on on going e-mails and clinton foundation. accusing his opponent fostering a pay for play structure when she was secretary of state. >> the favors done and significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> trump claiming the fbi and the justice department whitewashed clinton's e-mail scandal. >> it has proven itself to be really sadly a political arm of the white house. >> reporter: this charge coming as a judge orders the state department to review an additional 15,000 e-mails and other documents. the former secretary of state did not voluntarily turn over.
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a development clinton brushed off monday night. >> jimmy, my e-mails are so boring. >> yeah, mine aren't. >> i'm embarrassed by that, they're so boring. we already released, i don't know, 30,000 plus, so what's a few more? >> reporter: trump continuing his outreach to black and hispanic voters, raising eyebrows with his tone yet again. >> what do you have to lose? i will straighten it out. we'll get rid of the crime. you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. right now, you walk down the street and you get shot. >> reporter: clinton's campaign blasting trump's overcharge of the black community, accusing trump of doubling down on insults, fears and stereotypes that set our community back and further divide our country. this appeal to hispanics coming as trump's campaign clears their stance on immigration. >> we'll get rid of all of the bad ones. we have gang members, killer, we
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have a lot of bad people who have to get out of this country. the police know who they are. >> he will deport those who have absolutely committed a crime, been convicted of a crime. >> this coming after trump advocated for mass deportation for months. >> they're going back where they came. >> as for hillary clinton, the democratic nominee forced to address unfounded conspiracy theories over her health. >> go online and put down hillary clinton illness, take a look for the videos for yourself. >> i don't know why they're saying this. i think one on the one hand it's part of the whacky strategy, say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense. >> can you open this jar of pickles. this has not been tampered with. [ cheers and applause ]. >> and hillary clinton set to release a small business plan today outlining a standard tax deduction for small business
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owners, also an expansion of health care tax credits. vp candidate tim kaine will host a round table with small business owners in colorado today. >> thank you for the reporting. let's bring in cnn national politics reporter mj lee. and jackie kucinich and mark preston. okay. so mj, this harkens us back to the early days of clinton investigating when there was a special prosecutor, independent counsel appointed. let's leave to the aside that trump can't call for somebody like this. this is done by branchs of government, congress, the judicial branch. he can't call for one of these. what's the play? >> no. this was very strong rhetoric we saw from donald trump last night. remember, this is coming after it was revealed that he's going to be postponing a major policy speech on immigration that was supposed to come later this week. i think clearly we are seeing a strategy from donald trump sort of focussing in on hillary clinton and her e-mail issues.
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this is an issue that is very sort of vulnerable for hillary clinton and that trump has really struggled to get the candidate to really focus in on -- >> what's the play. he can't make one happen. the people who would make one happen or don't seem disposed to do that, so what does he get out of this. >> certainly the next morning here we are sitting around the round table talking about this, talking about the fact that he raised this issue and that he clearly has concerns about the way that this investigation has been handled. this is a concern that a lot of trump supporters and people who have reservations about clinton's feel. when they hear donald trump talking about this, it sort of gets them worked up and certainly if he is trying to win over independent voters and not just the folks that already support trump and expand that base, this is a strategy that i think does help him in the long-term. >> more over, jackie, isn't it also that if he says the doj isn't capable of doing
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investigations impartially, the fbi is not capable, the media is shady, the election will be rigged, all of this plants the seed of doubt in our government institutions and in our democracy and only he can be trusted? >> well, right. this is not off brand for donald trump at all because there is this sort of -- this mistrust of government that he has consistently said over and over again throughout this campaign, you make reference to the election process itself. he sort of set up this system is rigged. last night he was talking about you need to watch and make sure there's not voter fraud going on to his supporters. so, the idea that the justice department and the fbi also cannot be trusted is very much in line of what donald trump has been saying all along. >> so the reasonableness of what he's asking for isn't as relevant, mark, as what it stokes and what he has going for him is that there is some there there. there's certainly concern about
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the deeper implications of what's going on with hillary clinton's e-mail, the work at the foundation and now the buzz word of the day, 15,000, these documents that the state department has to review, how do you see that number? >> well, first of all, it's huge. we don't necessarily know what's in these documents, but the fact of the matter is these documents did not surface when they firsthanded over the first cash of e-mails to be looked at, that being the clinton campaign to the state department to have them vetted and looked at to see what was personal and what was not personal. what it does is what we've seen donald trump do in the last three to four days is actually run a traditional campaign. what he is trying to do deflect away anything that might be negative about him and focus entirely on hillary clinton. honestly, chris, this might be one of the first times in this campaign that donald trump hasn't stepped on his own message. takes a step back. doesn't say anything too inflammatory and allows the media glare to focus on hillary clinton and the problems and
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troubles she is having and in this case it's with the e-mails. >> mj, we have a couple examples of what's in the e-mails that once again suggest that the clinton foundation and state department -- there was not a fire wall between them. top executives of the clinton foundation continued to ask for favors of the state department. here is an example of the crown prince of bahrain. he was going to be in town. doug van from the clinton foundation reached out to huma abedin, hillary clinton's top aid and he says -- crown prince of bahrain in tomorrow to friday asking to see our -- to see her, meaning hillary clinton. good friend of ours, doug says. huma abedin says responds offering 10:00 a.m. meeting with hillary rad ham clinton. if you see him, let him know we have reached out through official channels. so again, is this a smoking gun or should -- would be head of the state department be interested in meeting with the crown prince of bahrain? >> no doubt about it that this
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is a big political headache, especially coming at this point in the election. i think what this e-mail goes to show, at least for the voters who are open to being persuaded that somehow the clintons are not on the level that somehow they have conducted themselves in public life, willing to bend the rules privately to perhaps meet with folks that are asking for a meeting with clinton when she was at the state department. i think these e-mails sort of confirm that, at least for the folks who are willing to be persuaded that there was something there. you were saying chris that maybe there was a there there. there are plenty of people who want to be persuaded. frankly i think that hillary clinton actually has had an easy way out for a long time in this general election so far because trump -- as mark was saying -- has stepped on his own message so much when he could have been talking about the clinton issue, he was getting in a fight with a gold star family or saying something that seemed to incite
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violence against hillary clinton. so all of these things, i think have really kept trump off of this issue, which he should be talking about every single day. >> in truth, we're giving trump a pass, too. he had one of his ugly twitter spasms over the last couple days that we've seen in terms of personal attacks going after people and what he's inosine ewuating. the less we talk about that, the better. i'm all for that. jackie, the reality is that this is how it works in government. so trump is raising a very salient issue, pay for play, whatever you want to call it without making it a felony is what happens in government all the time. the question becomes if he stokes this fire, what does she suggest will make it go away? how is he not another piece of evidence of this system? he says all the time that he played this game as much as anybody. so where does this lead? >> well, he is saying that she's a criminal, so he's trying to say that this is a felony and of course there hasn't been that
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wrong doing found in this situation. but he is saying, i'm not part of this system. you can trust me because i've been forward with you. yeah, of course i played by these rules, but i'm telling you i do it. he is oversharing rather than saying he has something to hide. that's been one of the messages with the clintons is that, you know, they are one of the things he's been saying about the clintons is that they hide things. they're not being on the level. they don't play by the same rules. it's sort of a reverse psychology. he is being so open and honest about it that people think that he is just saying what's on his mind and being completely honest with them. but as you mentioned, that donald trump that we've come to know over the last couple months is still out there. it's almost like one of those factories we've had one day without an excellent. i think we're with that with the trump campaign right now. we'll see how long he can keep this streak going. so far it's tuesday and he has had a good week. >> stick around and we want to talk about donald trump reaching
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out to the african-american community. we have other news to tell you about because this federal judge in texas temporarily blocked the president's transgender policy at schools nationwide. the judge granted the preliminary injunction sought by a group of 13 states led by texas. the ruling prevents the u.s. department of -- to allow transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms to use. the government will likely appeal this. we have more heart breaking details revealed in the gator attack at the disney world resort, you remember killing 2-year-old lane graves. new report says the boy's father did desperately try to pry the gator's jaws open, jumping on its head, punching it after the gator grabbed his son by his head. the report calls the june incident a predatory event. it reveals two guests warned disney employees there was an alligator near the beach. authorities say they are confident the gator that
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attacked was among six caught and killed after the incident. >> as you know, police in rio say that ryan lochte was not robbed, but lochte just lost a ton of endorsement money, spee do, ralph lauren, two other major sponsors cutting ties with the disgraced american swimmer this comes after lochte's false claim that he and three olympic teammates were robbed in rio. lochte admitted over the weekend that he, quote, overexaggerated the story. so, donald trump, part of his new plan is to court minorities aggressively. african-americans specifically. he's asking for their vote, but how is he doing it? is telling blacks that they have nothing to lose the way to get their vote? what will this tone do that could turn voters off? we have an expert analysis ahead. she spent summer binge-watching.
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african-americans are living in many cases and in many cases the way hispanics are living. what do you have to lose? i will straighten it out. i'll bring jobs back. we'll bring spirit back. we'll get rid of the crime. you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. right now you walk down the street and you get shot. look at the statistics. >> all right, that was donald trump trying to reach out to minority voters again last night at a rally. let's bring back our panel to discuss it, we have mj lee, jackie kucinich and mark preston. so, mark, donald trump needs help with minority voters. let me pull up the polls of why he continues to reach out to them or attempt to reach out. the polls are not looking good, as you heard. clinton gets 89% of african-american voters at the moment and donald trump is down at 2% after even gary johnson and jill stein.
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>> 100% increase from this poll. >> so he has a chance, you're saying. >> this is the nbc "wall street journal" poll famously giving him 1%. do we have any sense, mark, of how this is going over? what do you have to lose? you walk down the street and you get shot message that he's sending out? >> right. look, it's dropping like a lead balloon. where donald trump needs a lot of help is with his messaging to african-americans and to minorities in general. instead of talking about being a businessman, someone who created a lot of jobs, he is out there and he says inflammatory comments that really angers folks. what's interesting, too, is that donald trump who is known for stretching the truth a little bit when he is talking, suggested that after four years in the white house he will get 95% support of african-americans. let's just put that into con t. barack obama, the first african-american president got 95% of african-american voters to support him when he was first
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elected and then he got 93% in 2012. there is no way donald trump would even come close to that. this is a bigger issue for the republican party, which to their credit had been trying to work on reaching out to african-americans and hispanics but is having their own internal problems in doing so. donald trump goes out and uses inflammatory languages instead of talking perhaps about job creation and trying to revitalize inner cities, it's a losing message. >> he is talking about job creation. jackie, i guess the political sin here would be that he's painting all african-americans as living in the ghetto. now, he did say in many, many cases -- he didn't say all, but this is as mark refers a messaging issue. how so? >> i mean, this is not going to work. the other thing is he's not even going into african-american communities. look at those crowds. it's all white people.
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he's talking to rooms full of white people about african-americans. saying african-american over and over and over again in a speech is not outreach. it's bluster. using stereotypes to do it, certainly isn't going to win him any friends. >> meanwhile, mj, there's another strategy that's curious that donald trump and his campaign have put out. he is going to give a speech on immigration this thursday. to clarify whether or not he does believe in deportation, bans of deportation officers, sending home all 11 million plus undocumented immigrants, he's cancelled that. he's also cancelled a rally scheduled in las vegas on friday as well as a later one in portland oregon. what's going on? >> it's hard to overstate how not normal it is to cancel or postpone a major policy speech. we know for sure that his campaign or the candidate himself they're showing signs of potentially softening his
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rhetoric when it comes to immigrati immigration. we saw kellyanne conway over the weekend, does he still support the deportation, she said to be determined. this is striking because immigration has been so poor to his campaign and his message. i think this suggests that he is working to tweak the language, working to perhaps make his primary message better fit general elect rat. his hard line immigration views really do not work well for the general election population. >> you want to hear what he's saying? >> yeah. last night he tried to explain where he is with deportation. let's listen. we'll get rid of all of the bad ones. we have gang members, we have a lot of bad people who have to get out of this country. the police know who they are. they are known by law enforcement who they are. we don't do anything. they go around killing people
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and hurting people. >> so let's talk about what he's doing here. as we all know, that is the current state of law, mark, is that felons are supposed to be removed no matter what's going on, especially when they're already illegally in the country, but is this just as simple as, hey, this policy you have of building the wall and kicking out a faith, it doesn't work. we have to reset. is that what's going on in the campaign right now? >> yeah. and look, his policy prescriptions are very simple in what he says, i'm going to build a wall. that's going to stop people. we're going to go out and send the bad people back over the wall, they're not going to get back in. that's okay to say that, but that's not reality of how things work. first of all, he talked about deporting 11 million people. financially it would be impossible to do and logistically. he is softening his rhetoric right now to become more in line with most of america, quite frankly as with most republicans as well who don't see this as a viable option.
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donald trump will walk this very, very fine line where he is going to continue to appear very strong in the idea of safety and deportation because he has to keep the base that got him there. but at the same time, he has to try to open the door to try to get the republicans who still have concerns about him and the independents who still haven't made up their mind who they're going to vote for. >> jackie, he is not backing off on the idea of building the wall even though is soften his stance on deporting the 11 million. listen what he said about the wall last night in akron, ohio. >> immigration security. we need to protect american jobs. we need to protect american safety. we're going to build a wall, folks. we're going to build a wall.
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we're going to do it. don't worry. we're going to build the wall. that wall will go up so fast your head will spin. and you'll say, you know, he meant it. and you know what else i mean, mexico is going to pay for the wall. >> the crowd loves it, jackie. >> keeping the dream alive. but that's one thing that donald trump can't -- no matter -- whether or not it's possible, whether or not it would work, i can't imagine him dropping the wall as part of his platform. it really is what -- forgive the pun -- built up his support in the beginning. anyone expecting at least that part of trump's speech to go away, it's not going to happen. you have to imagine it's going to be part of this immigration speech when it does eventually happen. >> got it. panel, thank you very much for all of that insight. >> so what do you think? if donald trump softens his
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position on immigration, is he just like everybody else? tweet us @newday or post your comment on facebook.com/newday. president obama headed to flood ravaged louisiana today. critics say the visit comes way too late. so what kind of reception will the president get? we have a live report from the disaster zone next. "ow..."
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you need to see this, iraqi police removing an explosive belt from the waist of a would be child bomber under the influence of isis. in the video you can see the officers carefully cutting the belt off the boy after he was detained in the town of kirkuk. there are reports the child is 11 years old. authorities think he was sent from the isis stronghold mosul. child attackers are on the upswing. >> that's incredible video to watch. russia and iran say that moscow is down for now, launching strikes from an iranian air base against targets in syria. the unprecedented deployment raised concern among u.s. military commanders.
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russia insists it is targeting isis. u.s. officials say most of the air strikes have been against u.s. backed rebels. president obama heading to flood ravaged louisiana today to see the catastrophic devastation firsthand. meanwhile, people who live in the flood zone are returning home to salvage what they can and do what they do too often there, rebuild. cnn's nick valencia is live in hard hit denim springs, just outside baton rouge. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. just about six hours from now we expect that visit from u.s. president barack obama to some of the more heavily damaged areas. it has been about a week since that heavy rain event caused major flooding in and around baton rouge. here is livingston parish is among the hardest hit. you can see, nearly every home and structure suffered some sort of damage. we got a firsthand look at one of the homes, todd who lived
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here for 32 years. nothing has ever been this bad. in his home alone, he had nearly 7 feet of water, among the prized possessions he lost was a family bible entrusted him. that bible was from the 1800s. he lost a couple classic cars and lot of other prized possessions. getting back to that trip from president obama, there has been no shortage of criticism for the president here in this heavily republican state. he was criticized for choosing not to cut his vacation short last week to visit the victims here. it was during that time we did see a trip from republican presidential candidate donald trump and his running mate mike pence. the democratic nominee hillary clinton also said she plans to make an expected visit here. no scheduled time just yet, but everyone waiting for president obama to show up here 12:50 p.m. eastern. when he talked to people here one on one about the politics, they don't care about that. they're focussed on the cleanup. they have months and months of that ahead. >> nick, their lives obviously
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supersede any politics that are going on. they just want attention, they say. thank you for that report. defining moment in the fight against isis. iraqi forces inching closer to mosul. their mission to force the terrorists out and reclaim that city. we have a live report for you next.
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this morning the battle against isis is intensifying in iraq. troops are laser focussed on the key city of mosul to get rid of the terrorists there, but of course it's a challenge because innocent families are caught in the crosshair. arwa damon has more from the front lines in northern iraq. >> reporter: under apocalyptic skies blackened by thick smoke is the next target for iraqi forces. isis used to move around 100 oil tankers of crude a day out of these fields, now set aflame by isis fighters to decrease visibility from above. we are some 65 kilometers or 40 miles south of mosul, lands
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iraqi forces have not stepped in since isis took over more than two years ago. their corpses left to rot in the sun and the commander tells us that isis appears to be weakening. >> before i told you, the majority of fighters attack us, foreign fighters. now they put some foreign fighters, local fighters. now i think they have lack on the foreign fighters. >> reporter: on display, weapons troops found in residential homes. among them homemade mortar tubes and larger than anything the iraqis have at their disposal. the air base, the third largest in iraq, much of it destroyed by isis fighters as they withdrew. leaving we are told explosives under piles of dirt on the runways that need to be cleared.
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this will be a vital forward base for the iraqis and potentially u.s. forces. families wearily haul what they can, stumbling away from the fighting. >> translator: they took half of our men. they forced them to fight for them. they killed my father. >> reporter: tears for all that they lost. loved ones gone in a war that few can fully comprehend. the lives they knew and loved disintegrated years ago. to the southeast of mosul, the curd irk peshmerga pushed their front line as well. the peshmerga defensive line snax its way along the east and north, the villages controlled by isis visible in the distance. here too they have noticed isis weakening. >> the peshmerga fighters did initially drop down and take a few steps into what appear to be some sort of tunnel, but rather
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than take their chances, they decided to then withdraw and seal off the entrance. >> the choke hold around mosul is tightening. and the government's pledged to liberate the city by the end of the year is still the goal. the battle there with over a million civilians will potentially be starkly different from the ones out here. but success will be defined in land gained, not lives destroyed or lost. >> and of course the difficult thing in all of this is the toll that it's taking on the civilian population. you see that thick cloud of back smoke, you may be able to hear those explosions rumbling in the distance, that's been going on for at least the last seven hours. and there are around 10,000 families, families, that are believed to be trapped inside the town, exactly two miles from where we are standing right now.
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>> arwa, thank you so much for that reporting. we would not be able to see those pictures and understand the situation if you were not there on the front lines. to see the shambles of those towns and how devastated the people are there, that's just -- you know, arwa makes it look easy and it is not easy for her to be traveling there. >> some of the most powerful images for you to look at there, you get captivated by the sights and sounds of war. we understand that. and we understand why. but what happens when it's over? arwa started a foundation called inara for the children largely who wind up being left behind after these battles. that's your next generation of problem. you win the battle for mosul, let's say that happens, which probably will, now what, there's no education, no building, no infrastructure? what's going to happen there? what's going to tack root. >> i will tweet out her foundation so that all of you can look it out. >> inara. it's a great foundation she just
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money back too aggressively, says sanders. u.s. hospitals and pharmacies are reportedly charged 129,000 dollars. that's more than four times the cost in other countries. a parfy on the water takes a wrong turn. more than 1,000 americans washed up illegally in canada. gusty winds took their inflatable tubes and rafts off course. they were apparently part of the annual port huron float down which is a floating party that runs between michigan and ontario. the canadian coast guard caught a few of them trying to swim back to the u.s. fortunately no one was hurt. those can be fun. >> what's the chance that alcohol was not a huge accelerant of the entire situation? the control room says move on. hillary clinton revealing how she plans to take on trump when they go head-to-head on the
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take my pulse while i'm talking to you. >> oh, okay. >> so make sure i'm alive. >> oh my god, there's nothing there. >> there's nothing there. back in october, the national inquirer said i would be dead in six months. so with every breath i take -- >> you have a new lease on life. >> yeah, a new lease on life. >> it's funny -- >> i don't know why they are saying this. i think on the one hand it's part of the whacky strategy. >> hillary clinton firing back at conspiracy theories put out by the trump campaign over her health. she told jimmy kimmel last night that she is fine and even opened a jar of pickles to prove it. joining us now host of "reliable sources" brian stelter and john. >> there will be no strength test. >> i hope not. i'm not sure i would have been
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able to open a jar of pickles. >> hopefully it wasn't preopened. >> a new conspiracy theory starting right here. >> planted pickles. >> i think we know the strategy behind planting the seed of doubt behind her health, then voters would feel nervous about having her in the white house for four years. is there anything to hang their hat on from the trump campaign? >> probably not. all we know is that she had this incident where she tripped and hit her head. >> years ago. >> it was four years ago or something like that. at some point a year later bill clinton said that she -- it had been a difficult recovery from whatever it was that had happened to her. she had got a concussion and concussions can take a long time to recover from. having said that, i think there is -- while, you know, impugning or suggesting that somebody is sick who is not sick is a pretty terrible thing to do, mrs. clinton has summoned some of this upon herself by being so
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secretive and unresponsive to press inquiries -- >> about her health or other things? >> about everything. if you're going to spend 280 days not answering reporters questions and not having press conferences, people can then start flinging all sorts of stuff that you don't answer. and if, you know, it comes out as a kind of issue involving her secretiveness and her refusal to talk. >> you have it as a metaphor but then you have it in the main. she was there, she was in the hospital. there was never a full accounting of what had happened to her or what had not happened to her, what it was and what it wasn't. how do you deal with a story like this? >> you look straight into the camera and you said there's no evidence at all to support the idea that she's secretively sick and covering up an illness. >> should she have a letter from a doctor? >> there should be more reporting on that letter. the claims from trump's doctors
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should be scrutinized in the say wam that clinton's health should be scrutinized. some of these conservative websites promote these theories are driving for click bait at the expense of what voters should actually know about it. the difference with trump is that a lot of conspiracy theories trump is promoting have nothing to do with clinton. he is maintaining thinking in america among politicians. americans have been inclined to believe conspiracy theories. but it's different to have a political dom knee, a presidential nominee promoting this stuff. that is new in american politics. >> this is a fact-checking bonanza for journalists. we're constantly having to go back and fact check all these innuendos. >> it's hard to, though. the idea of the system being rigged, you can't fact check that. go out and watch on election day. you better sign up to be a watcher. >> part of the strategy here is if you throw enough of this stuff out, then everyone just
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gets dizzy. the idea will be, well, if there's smoke, there's fire, which is how conspirator yalists work. i don't know that it's successful. look where he is now. the latest poll has him eight points down. it's not clear that it's helping him. what it does is it re-enforces the intensity of his own support with his base. but, you know, there's 80 days to the election. he needs to be reaching out to people who are not his base, who might be thinking, i don't know. that's not really nice talking that way about hillary clinton. what did she ever do to him? >> president obama, let's remember the birther movement did not start with donald trump, but he is to most -- >> he said it started with hillary clinton. it's just not true. >> right. but he did mainstream it in 2011. it's continued to -- by not really coming out and denying it today. i think the rigged election one, though, is the most important one. it's the most troubling one.
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>> sign up to watch. you must watch. >> he said it again last night. >> you can't trust democracy. you can't trust our government. you can't trust our media. all of that has been his drum beat. >> here is what he said about it. >> you've got to get everyone of your friends, you've got to get everyone one of your family, you've got to get everybody to go out and watch and go out and vote. and when i say watch, you know what i'm talking about, right? you know what i'm talking about. i think you got to go out and you got to watch. >> okay. this is one democrats have to own. in ohio in 2004, there was a broad conspiracy theory after the election that ohio republican officials had shut down polling places and that kerry actually won ohio. >> but john kerry didn't promote that theory. >> that's right. that is the difference.
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you're absolutely right. i'm saying that the idea of rigging elections rises out of democratic paranoia about the voting machines and this line that was pedalled that ohio had somehow been rigged. >> but to have a nominee saying it -- >> it's worse. i'm not disagreeing it's worse. >> when you start to schaj the foundation of the house, the walls start to shake. this is why i think a lot of americans are worried about november 9th, what will happen the day after election. trump every single day now is setting the stage to delegitimize the results. >> who can make him be responsible for the implications of what he says? i can't tell you how often -- i'm only half joking when i say they won't believe us. if you don't show what he says, they won't believe he said it. >> thanks. lot of news coming out of the election and around the world, so let's get right to it. i've become increasingly shocked by hillary clinton's
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criminality. we've released 30,000 plus, so what's a few more? >> hillary clinton is in hiding and donald trump is everywhere. >> we need to protect american safety. >> we're going to build a wall, folks. >> i'm not into deporting anybody except violent people. >> the democratic party, they have produced only poverty, failing schools and broken homes. >> it's part of the whacky strategy. just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. >> is there anybody here who believes one word donald trump says? no. >> what do you have to lose? i will straighten it out. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> i'm trying to look gauze. good morning. we do begin with donald trump demanding the clinton foundation be shut down. he is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the
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charity and the candidate immediately. >> now, that won't be the only headache for hillary clinton today. 15,000, that will be the buzz phrase you hear. that's the number of newly discovered state department documents that will soon be released. what's in them? what isn't in them? >> a federal judge is now calling for the state department to release those e-mails and documents as soon as possible. this is just as donald trump is once again hitting hillary clinton on her e-mail scandal, calling for an independent expedited investigation. donald trump once again attempting to capitalize on on going scrutiny of hillary clinton's e-mails and the clinton foundation. in his strongest language yet, accusing his opponent of fostering a pay for play culture when she served as secretary of state. >> the amounts involved, the favors done and the significant number of times it was done
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require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> trump claiming the fbi and the justice department whitewashed clinton's e-mail scandal. >> it has proven itself to be really sadly a political arm of the white house. >> this charge coming as the judge ordered the state department to review 15,000 e-mails and other documents the former secretary of state did not voluntarily turn over. >> jimmy, my e-mails are so boring. >> mine aren't. >> i'm embarrassed about that. they're so bored. we already released 30,000 plus, so what's a few more. >> reporter: trump continuing his outreach to black and hispanic voters raising eyebrows with his tone yet again. >> what do you have to lose? i will straighten it out. we'll get rid of the crime. you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot.
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right now you walk down the street and you get shot. >> reporter: clinton's campaign blasting trump's accusing trump of doubling down on insults, fears and stereotypes that set our community back and further divide our country. this appeal to hispanics coming as trump's campaign continues to attempt to clarify his stance on the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants after postponing a big policy speech. >> we'll get rid of all of the bad ones. we have gang members. we have killers. waef lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. we'll get them out. the police know who they are. >> he will deport those who have absolutely committed a crime, been convict odd f a crime. >> reporter: this change coming after trump advocated for mass deportation for months. >> they're going back to where they came. >> as for hillary clinton, forced to address unfounded conspiracy theories over her health. >> go online and put down hillary clinton illness. take a look at the videos for yourself. >> i don't know why they are
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saying this. i think on the one hand it's part of the whacky strategy. >> uh-huh. >> just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it just absolutely makes no sense. >> can you open this jar of pickles? this has not been tampered with. >> hillary clinton brushing off those health rumors just as she is talterring her message today to small businesses, outlining a standard tax deduction and expansion of health care credits. vp candidate tim kaine will talk about the plans at a round table in colorado. >> thanks so much for all of that background. joining us now is alabama senator and trump supporter, jeff sessions. senator, thanks so much for being here with us. >> thank you. >> let's talk about the calls for special prosecutor to look into the clinton foundation. what exactly is the smoking gun that donald trump thinks warrants a special prosecutor?
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>> we've seen a whole host of things -- >> we've seen e-mails. but what's -- where is the there there? >> well, the fundamental thing is you cannot be secretary of state of the united states of america and use that position to extort or to seek contributions to your private foundation. >> yes. >> wait a minute. that's a fundamental violation of law and that does appear to have happened here. >> where has she extorted money? >> well, when people think the way you gain entree is to give to this foundation, why are all these people giving money to the foundation? why are these people in countries that are very poor giving millions of dollars, even hundreds of millions of dollars to a foundation that doesn't benefit them? in any direct way or the people in their country? they're doing it to gain access. you cannot pay for access. >> of course. >> wait a minute. this last deal was that this prince asked in the regular order to get access to hillary
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clinton and meet with her. it was turned down. the foundation called and said in effect he's given $32 million and they immediately got access. that's wrong. >> other than a meeting, maybe that's a handshake. maybe that's a photo op. maybe that's a hello, how are you? where is the evidence that some money was exchanged for a policy or something that happened? >> he asked for an investigation. the man wanted access to talk about something. this is very important to people. they have an agenda they wouldn't be asking for access for nothing. they wouldn't be giving $30 million to a foundation that's not relevant to them. they wanted access. they got access. and i think that raises questions. i'm not saying that's a crime at this point. i think it definitely raises questions. >> are you saying you don't trust director of the fbi james comey's conclusions? >> well, i'm saying that things keep coming out.
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this was a recent discovery in some of the later e-mails it seems to me. >> the fbi had these e-mails. these were something that they found from the server, that had been deleted that were part of what the clintons claimed were personal e-mails. but the fbi has had these. are you saying that you don't trust james comey? >> what i'm saying is that the evidence indicates to me that this should be fully investigated. i cannot say that mr. comey has completed a full investigation, but it seems like he has not. i think there is a cloud over this. just because he might conclude that there's not a chargeable offense does not indicate that there's no wrong doing. this is not healthy. you do not use the secretary of state position to benefit your private foundation. >> and of course hillary clinton denies that there was any use of the state department to benefit the clinton foundation. let me ask you about what donald trump has been saying about
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rigged elections, et cetera, et cetera. do you think that there's any danger in suggesting to americans they can't trust the department of justice, they can't trust the fbi, they can't trust the media, they can't trust the democratic process of elections? does it get dangerous that message to go out to americans? >> look, what he was doing is what's done in every election i've been involved in politics for many years. every party calls on its people to call out poll watchers to make sure you're watching the other side in the voting process. they tell them that that could be possible fraud. >> no presidential candidate has ever said -- >> i don't believe that. i don't believe that no presidential candidate has never said we don't need to be watching these elections to make sure it's fair. that's said every time. >> yes, of course. watching. getting involved in your civic duty and going to polls is different than saying the election is going to be -- if i lose, the election will be rigged. >> what he said in pennsylvania was we are determined to carry the state of pennsylvania.
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this is a high priority of ours. and we're going to win pennsylvania. if we don't win, they're going to be stealing it from us. it's a bombastic but strong statement of his belief that he's going to win. >> yes. but he said the only way hillary clinton wins is if there's cheating. she's ahead in the polls. >> well, she's not ahead in all polls. the los angeles times tracking poll has trump ahead, not behind, right? and so we keep saying he's behind bigbigs. it's not accurate. >> if she wins, senator, will donald trump send a message to all of his millions of supporters that the election wasn't legitimate? >> well, it will depend. i would assume there will be a fair election. most elections turn out to be at bottom fair, but we found out in the 2000 close election in florida that there was a lot of things that went on there that were dubious. so we have a close election, you could have ohio, you could have pennsylvania going down to the
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very wire and there might be -- could be determined one way or another -- >> of course. what happens if your candidate loses? would you accept the outcome? >> well, if it's fair, sure. absolutely. i expect it to be fair in the end. >> why is donald trump canceling the immigration speech that he had scheduled for this thursday? americans do want to know where he is now on whether or not 11 million plus people undocumented immigrants will be deported. >> well, he is clear on the fundamentals of his policy. there's no doubt about that. we're going to end the illegality, make the borders secure, protect the country from dangerous terrorists coming in through refugee programs and other programs and we'll protect the country in that regard. >> will every person be deported? that's what he originally said. >> these are tough issues. i wrestled with them for many years. first thing you have to do is end the lawlessness because you can't be rewarding people for
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illegality. everybody that's here that entered this country illegally is subject to being deported. that's just what the law is. >> has he changed his policy on whether or not he thinks it's practical and feasible to deport every single person who is here illegally? >> what we're going to do is he's going to look at that and make a statement about that. >> why did he cancel the statement for thursday? >> these are complex matters. i think they deserve really serious reviews. but the fundamentals, the whole majority of what he's talking about on immigration is that we can fix it. we can protect american workers. and if you bring in more workers from abroad than we have jobs for, it pulls down wages. it's impacting american workers. we've had a steady decline in wages. wages declined again the first half of this year, 1.1%, second quarter of this year. part of that is an excessive labor flow. part of that is a failure of our trade policy to protect american high paying manufacturing jobs and we're losing them steadily.
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the combination of illegal and legal flow of immigrant labor and the decline of manufacturing is hammered american workers. donald trump is the only person that's talking clearly about that and the only one in years that talked about it. >> mr. trump has cancelled not only the speech he was going to give on immigration in colorado and also cancelled rallies in oregon as well as other places. there were four. does that suggest he is going back to the drawing board this week, retooling? >> he's having more rallies than hillary clinton ever thought about. i don't know what she's doing. she's having private fundraisers with friends, but he is out talking to the people to a degree that few candidates have and drawing crowds very few have. so i'm not sure what his schedule is and you're always changing those things as you go along. >> what do you think about mr. trump's outreach efforts to black voters? >> it's wonderful. that is exactly what he needs to be doing. american people, working
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americans, are getting hurt. hispanics, lawful immigrants, african-americans have been hurt more than other people as a result of bad policies. donald trump is one -- the only person that's talked about it directly. his policy will benefit the african-american community more than probably any other community in the country. >> do you think that his message of you can't walk down the street without being shot out, your neighborhoods are terrible, your schools are a mess, you have dramatic poverty, do you think that that message speaks to all black voters? >> well, we do have too much crime in the african-american community. law enforcement needs to focus more on that and help those communities stabilize. i've been a part of law enforcement effort as a federal prosecutor and state attorney general for many years. good people are demanding better law enforcement in their communities and we can do better. >> what exactly will donald trump do to help black
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communities get jobs? >> well, as i said, first thing you do is you don't bring in more labor than we have jobs for. we should give priority to the american people first. that polls about 80% with african-americans. who should get a job? bring in somebody from abroad to take the job or should you make sure and do everything you can to get an african-american or any american citizen that job first? give them the first opportunity. that's only sound policy. and that's what he's saying. it will help all communities. >> senator jeff sessions thanks so much for being here on "new day." nice to talk to you. >> as you were just hearing them discuss donald trump's trying to boost his appeal among black and hispanic voters. how he is doing it is painting the minority in america completely ghettoized. is that the way to do it? we'll debate that next.
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♪ it is a disaster the way african-americans are living in many cases and in many cases the
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way hispanics are living. what do you have to lose? i will straighten it out. i'll bring jobs back. we'll bring spirit back. we'll get rid of the crime. you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. right now you walk down the street and you get shot. look at the statistics. >> donald trump's attempt to reach out to african-american and hispanic voters right there in akron, ohio, at a rally. is that the way to do it? joining us now is cnn political commentator and vice chair of the new york state democratic party and joaquin. the criticism is an obvious one here. why are you ghettoizing all african-americans and hispanic. why are you making this reach to those voters when you got all these white people bind you in akron, ohio. what's the play here? >> the play here is he is talking to people not only african-americans but anyone who
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lives in the inner city. i'm not an african-american person. i live in new york city, the biggest city in america. if you live in this city or any city like it, you've seen crime rates and homeownership rates, poverty rates the policies that are designed to help you no longer help you, you have a right to question the party that's giving these policies. >> absolutely. when you talk to those groups you don't talk to them as if they're all impoverished? >> i don't know. the democrats have been generalizing it for many years. i don't think there's a double standard anything donald trump has ever said. >> the criticism from your party is exactly what i'm saying it is, he is playing on a stereotype and that's not helpful. what about the underline? let's say trump is not doing it the best way. this is a clumsy approach, but these big cities have in almost every instance been run by democrats for a very long and the status quo is unacceptable.
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why should you be blamed. >> you have to look at the picture. many big cities are run by democrats. cities don't exist alone. we have three years of barack obama trying to get things through congress that would help cities, trying desperately and congress not participating. donald trump last night made it sound like no street in america was safe for an african-american or latino or hispanic person to walk down. talking about them getting shot. that's a man who has been endorsed by the nra, who himself and his party have pushed back against sensible gun control laws that are a part -- not the whole answer, but a critical part to making our streets safe. and i have to say, i just find it -- i am also not an african-american person find it so offensive this you have nothing to lose. just because someone might be low income, might not have the
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best job they want, they have a lot to lose. >> no. but what he is saying this situation has to get better there and it will if you give somebody else a chance. >> the way he phrases it? >> stats don't lie. i'm not sure what you can point to that congress did as opposed to what some of the democratic mayors have done to address that problem. >> i think that's a valid line of argument, it's how you argue these things in a campaign. >> this week he has had prominent hispanic americans, i think you will see him going to more african-american churches and things like that as a typical candidate would. he is speaking to a tv audience. the audience is not limited, it's broad. to the people who happen to be in the arena for that particular event. >> with all due respect that's absurd because he had an opportunity when he flew his
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private plane and drove his motorcade into detroit to stop and actually meet people and hear what they're going through, the same way he did in louisiana. >> he was in milwaukee and met with sheriff clark, who is an african-american. >> could have met with everyday african-americans in detroit and didn't. it does matter, honestly, that a white man is standing up in a fashion i find patronizing and telling african-americans that they're all living in poverty. they're all going to be victims of gun violence, that they have nothing to lose and does it in front of a white audience. it's a terrible sign, in my opinion, of disrespect. and then add to that, this comments and speeches he's given relevant to african-americans are riddled with misrepresentations. 58% -- >> joe, i want to ask about something else. go ahead. >> he is not saying that. he is saying if you live in one of these places and you have seen for the past two generations time and time again that the democratic party has let you down, he's questioning
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why you would continue to drink sort of the cool aid of the democratic party. it's just not something that is irrational. it's something that is very rational. if you look at everything, broadly, the pay rate -- rather the median income for families. all these things have not helped middle income, poor, lower income families throughout the united states of america. he's simply suggesting putting in people's heads that, hey, maybe the democratic party is not the right choice for you. >> but if you want to look at that -- >> he is one of the first republicans to his credit to really speak to people in inner cities, people who are low income, that's been a criticism of the republican party and probably fairly and i think he is at least starting to do a great job at addressing it. >> but if you look at what are the plans that would help urban america and communities of color? how do trillions of dollars of tax cuts for super rich americans help them? how does changing the state tax -- >> rents more expensive for everyone else in the system --
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>> thank god the president of the united states has nothing to do with that. how has changing the estate tax, which won't -- >> this is democratic policies. >> section 8 programs and things like that. >> we're talking about donald trump's -- >> sure. >> plan. and those are his plans to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, to change -- whoa, whoa, whoa. >> and working poor. >> there is no ef. >> there is. >> to benefit people like himself, to roll back obama care, something that -- >> all right. >> helping low income -- >> middle class families because barack obama. >> forget the rhetoric, there's no substance there. >> there is a lot of substance on both sides. that's why it's a good debate to have. that's why i let it go. it hasn't. one of the reasons, the e-mail situation is what it is. the fbi going through its investigation seems to found holy unsatisfactory by the donald trump campaign. he is all but saying that comey,
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to use his words, rigged this thing. do you endorse that, joe borelli, assen elected official yourself, do you believe the fbi should be undermined by the trump campaign? >> the fbi itself was undermined by the department of justice. the fbi along with three separate department of justice field offices independently decided that the clinton foundation should be investigated for criminal corruption. it was the department of justice loretta lynch coincidentally met with bill clinton on a plane, she nixed these. >> you think the department of justice is corrupt? >> no. >> you have to. you can't say what you just said and say it's not. i'm just asking you the question, do you think the department of justice is corrupt? >> if loretta lynch met with bill clinton and had -- >> you don't want to say it because you know it's a loaded statement but the campaign keeps tiptoeing right up to that line. we just had jeff sessions saying, hey, this demands full
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investigation. you're saying the fbi didn't investigate, i'm not saying they didn't do a full investigation but it demands a full investigation. what are you people saying? >> the fbi said we wanted to investigate the clinton foundation for corruption and the department of justice led by loretta lynch squashed their desire to investigate. they believe there may be corruption. not saying there is or isn't, they believe there is. we have others three department of justice field officers saying there is something worth looking at here. now we see these e-mails, we see evidence of pay to play, we see evidence of corruption. these are things that americans do care about. it's not how many there were, it's the substance. now we're seeing the substance and it's problematic and why it was nixed an investigation is problematic. >> quick button on this. >> director comey is somebody that everyone, republicans, democrats say is above reproach, straight shooter, you know, who has never let anyone push him around and always been a quest for justice. i think it's really unacceptable to undermine the fbi and their
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director who is a great american of great standing to say that something was rigged. he's made a statement. he put this to end. we're now seeing a right wing group trickle out e-mail. >> a federal judge. >> it's about politics. >> also people -- first of all, thank you, christine and joe. you have to separate these two things. it's not a criticism of comey when it comes to the e-mail investigation itself. he made his finding, but with the foundation, the fbi different parts of that agency did believe there should be a case, an investigation made to the department of justice said there should not be. two different situations. >> chris, here is another questionable connection to tell you about. donald trump may not be the only candidate with a university problem. what a cnn investigation reveals about a for-profit school and its link to the clintons. that's next.
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♪ international university described itself as quote the leading global network of higher education institutions. it's not just any university system. former president bill clinton was its honorary chancellor and its chairman has close ties to the clinton global initiative. what does this all mean with hillary clinton now running for president? cnn senior investigative correspondent drew griffin joins us with more. good morning. >> good morning, chris. this falls under the nice work if you could get it category. it's not clear what bill clinton did as honorary chairman of this school or chancellor with this school, but he did make a fortune working for the very type of for-profit university that his wife seems to have a problem with. it's being called hillary's university problem. it's actually lawyer yet
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internationals run and owned by a good friend of the clintons. it's private, it's for-profit and the profits are huge. it operates mostly in latin america, has a million students worldwide and brings in revenues of more than $4 billion. >> it all started with a powerful mission, the mission of making quality higher education accessible. >> it's ceo clinton doug becker made $2.4 million last year alone. >> the network of laureate has grown to more than 70 educational institutions across 29 countries. >> it is not without its own problems. it has faced investigations into brazil whether students were getting their money worth and for chile. they failed to promise on its degree programs. three of the five schools laureate operates under the
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investigation heightened cash problems. the school told cnn it disagrees. it may have the exact same type of degree that hillary clinton may have a problem with it. only to find little support once they actually enroll. or they graduate and discover is that when it comes to getting the job they were promised their degree is not worth what they thought. >> reporter: but you won't find hillary clinton saying one word about laureate university. while she was traveling the world as secretary of state, her husband was traveling the world and being paid a fortune as the honorary chancellor of laureate international universities. >> i traveled to 14 laureate universities in a dozen
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countries. >> reporter: bill clinton was paid $17.6 million by laureate from 2010 to 2015 when his contract was up and he stepped down. >> and i hope you'll. >> reporter: several weeks after secretary clinton announced her bid to run for president. >> such an honor for us to have him as our honorary chancellor. what most people don't know is that actually started because of cgi. >> doug becker not only paid bill clinton $17.6 million, it has donated between 1 and 5 million to the clinton foundation and has partnered with the clinton global initiative since 2008. and all along the way becker has contributed to democratic campaign funds including hillary clinton's. so what did doug becker and his laureate universities get out of these 17.6 million it paid to bill clinton? it got a big name u.s. president as a spokesperson. it got worldwide recognition by
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partnering with the clinton global initiative and so far a presidential candidate who rails against the problems of for-profit universities is not mentioning its name. >> all right. drew, now as we move forward, the clinton foundation announces that they're not going to be taking any foreign donations in the future. but if clinton were elected president, what happens in a case like this where laureate is a u.s. company but it operates mainly overseas so the money is coming in that way. how do you see it? >> technically they would still be able to take this money. it's a corporation. it's domicile in delaware. it does lots and lots, almost all of its business overseas. it does seem to be a gray area. you're reading the letter of the law in terms of the statement the clinton foundation released yesterday, they would still take money from laureate universities. >> drew griffin, thanks very much. appreciate it. another issue dogging hillary clinton, rumors about her health.
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on the one hand it's part of the whacky strategy. >> joining us now to discuss this and so much more, usa today columnist and newly minted cnn political analyst, kirsten powers. so great to have you here on "new day." let's start can hillary clinton's health. she seems to have mental acuity, as she always has. she can rattle off figures and stats like nobody. has she been transparent enough about her health? >> i have to ask why is there any concern about her health? the only reason there's any concern about her health is because donald trump has sort of started his trutherism on hillary clinton's health. there's nothing to suggest she doesn't have stamina. i don't know if i could do the schedule that she keeps. there's nothing to suggest that
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she has any kind of problems with her stamina, with her health, with her mental health. >> this is the thing. she has a fall years ago and then she wore those big sort of coke bottle glasses. so they feel that there's a germ of maybe she had a mental -- maybe her concussion caused some sort of brain something? >> yeah. but what is that based on? there's nothing to suggest that she's having any problems health wise. and so even this picture that's been circulating where somebody is helping her up the stairs. so what if she fell down or another e-mail referring to her getting rest because she is not feeling well. nobody says get well to somebody who is seriously ill. that's not what you say. the things they're pointing to i don't think support it and there's an element of sexism to it. >> how so? >> the way they talked about her, the way you watch drudge posting things about granny and
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grandma. well, donald trump is a grandpa. she's a woman and grandma and she is frail but she this robust person who is astonishingly excellent health which is already in itself a strange thing for a doctor to be saying. i think it's really low blow attack against her. >> let's talk about the clinton e-mails and donald trump is calling for a special prosecutor because he doesn't think basically the fbi has done a thorough enough job. there are these -- there's a new batch of e-mails that judicial watch has gotten ahold of and there are a couple that i want to bring your attention to because there's this exchange between doug band head of clinton foundation and huma abedin at the state department and hillary clinton's top aid dlaide. here is one of them. doug ban says to hue ma, crown prince of bahrain in tomorrow to see hillary clinton. good friend of ours. huma abedin says, 10:00 a.m.
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tomorrow meeting with hrc. if you see him, let him know. we have reached out through official channels. what do you see there? >> well, look, i think it would have been better if they would have had a really bright line between the foundation and the state department. precisely because these kinds of e-mails don't look good, but the claim that it's quid pro quo, i don't think that that's come anywhere near being proven. >> bahrain gave millions of dollars to the foundation and then -- >> that's the question, though. the question is was there quid pro quo. was the money given so you could get a meeting. we don't know. we don't know if it's -- these relationships are complicated. so is it that this is something they're familiar with or hillary should be meeting with or he said i'll give you money and you'll get me a meeting. >> why didn't doug know there should be a fire wall? >> because unfortunately this is a little bit how the clinton world operates.
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it's a little too incest ewous and they weren't careful enough. basically you do not communicate with each other. and they should have been more aware of the inappropriateness of these kinds of relationships is that they are using their influence -- now, look, it's actually not illegal for a foundation to use influence to get an appointment with somebody, right? but it's inappropriate at a bare minimum, for -- if that's what actually happened. >> here is another e-mail that actually shows the flip side of huma abedin saying, no, we cannot do that doug band. doug band was sending her an e-mail. he wanted huma abedin or at least the state department's help in securing a visa for members of the wolver hampton football club. doug band says, this is regarding the football club visa matter, huma abedin says to him,
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i've got this now. makes me nervous to get involved, but i'll ask. doug band responds, then don't. in other words, they do put up some parameters when there's something clearly sketchy. >> yeah, right. that's why i'm saying i think in the other situation they didn't think this was sketchy because this is how they're used to operating. these are people they've been working together, have known each other for 20 years. this seems normal. look, it also seemed normal for hillary to set up a server. there's judgment issues going on they don't realize there's certain things that are at a minimum unethical. they may not be illegal, but they're unethical. >> let's talk about donald trump. we have reporting that your former boss roger ailes and mine, we knew each other from fox news, is informally advising donald trump on debate preparations the first debate will happen at the end of september here. is roger ailes a liability or asset for donald trump? >> well, look, roger is
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controversial especially considering what's in the news right now, so there would be a downside for trump on that front, but trump has made very clear? interviews, i've interviewed him, he is all in with roger. they're old friends. he basically has taken his side on the issues in terms of the accusations, allegations about sexual harassment and that's something that trump has decided he is going to side with roger. there's some liability there, but i think ultimately there's a real upside for him. >> why? what do you think he'll give to donald trump in terms of debrat sflep. >> love him or hate him, roger ailes is a television genius. and he is somebody who has been preparing candidates for a long time. i mean, 50 years ago he was working with nixon, helping basically package him and take a pretty unlikable candidate and make him likable and getting him elected president of the united states. so i think he is somebody that could help trump and maybe the only person who could help trump, especially because trump respects him so much. and he would listen to him and i think we have all noticed trump
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doesn't really listen to anybody. and roger is not the type of person to suffer fools. he would tell him what you're doing is wrong. you need to listen to me or i'm not going to work with you. that's something that i think trump needs. >> kirsten powers, great to have you here on cnn and here on "new day." we'll see much more of you. >> thanks. let us noi what you think about all of this. tweet us or post your comments on facebook. chris? >> what do you think, are latinos, african-americans going to jump to trump? donald trump is telling them they've got nothing to lose. they might as well vote for him. how does that pitch sound? we'll discuss it next. you both have a perfect driving record. perfect. no tickets, no accidents... that is until one of you clips a food truck, ruining your perfect record. yeah. now, you would think your insurance company would cut you some slack, right? no. your insurance rates go through the roof. your perfect record doesn't get you anything. anything. perfect!
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♪ going to build a wall. going to build a wall so fast it will make your head spin and mexico is going to pay for it. donald trump still standing by that pledge. but he is apparently changing on the issue in general of immigration. deport all 11 million. remember that? remember there would be an agency to round them all up? now we're being told by his campaign manager that is to be determined. so, in a recent poll, trump trails clinton by more than 60 points among hispanic voters.
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maybe that's why it is to be determined. what do these voters want? what are they hearing from trump? do they like it? let's bring in alfonso, he is the president of the latino partnership for former chief of the u.s. office of citizenship under president george w. bush. good to see you, alfonso. >> good to be with you. >> so the basic pitch is this, you have nothing to lose. your communities are in squaller. everyone else has failed you. vote for me. how does that work? >> well, it certainly a consideration. i think what we see with the latino community, latinos right now have the lowest salaries of any other group in the country. and the unemployment rate is -- continues to be higher than the national average. so, it is a problem. you know, latinos, like the
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majority of americans, feel that the country is going in the wrong path. so i think if mr. trump were to address latinos, engage latinos and make that case, i think many would respond favorably. >> so the issue is real. then we get to the idea of, well, how do you reach out? what should your message be? how do you think about the criticism being levied on trump this morning, that he was speaking to hispanics and african-americans but doing it in front of a white crowd in akron, ohio. do you care about that? do you care whether or not it seems that he's playing on a stereotype or did you not take it that way? >> no. the only ones that are criticizing trump over that are hispanic elites and hispanic liberal activists. the reality is the majority of americans are not thinking of -- latinos are not thinking about that. they're thinking about day to day issues, their jobs, how to feed their families. so, i think what he needs to do is proactively engage latinos.
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i think immigration -- we saw on saturday, he seems to want to address the issue of the undocumented in a more, as he said, humane and come passionate way. what that means, we're not completely sure. but remember a month ago in an interview to bloomberg, he did say he doesn't want to deport everyone. he wants to deport only those with criminal records. so, he may be opening himself to a form of legalization, a path to legal status, but that it's consistent with the policies that he outlined. remember that in an interview he did with you, chris, he said from the very beginning that he wanted people to leave the country, but those good people who have no criminal record he wants them to come back to the country. so that's something that he said from the very beginning. >> right. >> perhaps that's something could be done internally what's called internal touchback where people could go to an embassy, consulate, register and then come forward and be given a path
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to legal status. >> well, that would be a big stretch from where his position is right now. i mean, a you know, a lot of these mechanisms that we're pointing to in the hypothetical right now actually exist. you know, the law right now is you do deport, obviously, anybody who is involved in criminal activity in this country. that is supposed to happen. the obama administration gets a lot of criticism for deporting more people than had been done in the past for that reason. i guess the political question comes down to, is there an opportunity for donald trump to change on an issue where he's been so definite for so long whether it's that -- look, we have to own the idea that a lot of these mexicans coming across the border are the worst that mexico has to offer and a lot of over ugly comments along those lines. do you think latinos would be open to a shift from trump? >> yeah. look, i've been very critical of trump's comments throughout the
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primary. i certainly feel they've antagonized and insulted many latinos. but like many, we feel that the alternative is terrible, hillary clinton, that her policies are so dangerous in terms of the economy, how to deal with terrorism, with the threat of terrorism, judicial appointments to the supreme court, that we're open to consider trump. i think that he's not going to win the latino vote. he only needs to become more competitive with latino voters in battleground states that he needs to win to win the white house, states like florida, nevada, colorado and north carolina. by being more constructive on this issue, by talking about a way to bring people out of the shadows, that may be enough to become more competitive with latino voters. it may be that he doesn't have to get to the 40% that a traditional republican candidate would have to get, 40% of the
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latino vote. he can get to 30 or 32% and that may be enough. remember that he's bringing in other voters that haven't participated in the political process before. but i think there's a recognition in the campaign that they need to at least do a little bit better with latino voters. remember, the last fox poll shows him at 20%. that's pretty low. but he hasn't done anything to engage latinos. his numbers can only improve. if he gets to 30%, that may be enough for him to win those states. >> will be very interesting to watch especially because of this path of potential citizenship. we'll see if he shifts. there's a lot of news coming out of the campaign and from around the world. a new call from a special prosecutor from donald trump to investigate hillary clinton. can that happen? let's get to it.
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>> the favors done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> i do feel sometimes like this has campaign has entered into an alternative universe. >> you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. what do you have to lose? i'll do a great job. >> he must think we are pretty darn gullible. >> we're going to get rid of all of the bad ones. that wall will go up so fast, your head will spin. >> president obama headed to flood ravaged louisiana today. >> there has been no shortage of criticism for the president for choosing not to cut his vacation short last week to visit the victims. >> we had seven foot of water inside the house. weave lost we've lost it all. good morning. welcome to your new day. it's tuesday, august 23rd. >> caller:
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the fbi and justice departments cannot be trusted, trump says. he says there should be a special prosecutor to investigate the clinton foundation charity that he says should be shut down. clinton is also dealing with 15,000 e-mails that a judge wants released to the public as soon as possible. we have every angle covered for you. >> that federal judge rejecting the state department's proposal for an october 14th release, saying the e-mails must be made public much sooner. this just as donald trump is once again hitting hillary clinton on her e-mail scandal, calling for an independent expedited investigation. donald trump once again attempting to capitalize on the e-mail investigation. accusing his opponent of
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fostering a pay for play culture when she was secretary of state. >> the amounts involved, the favors done and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> trump claiming the fbi and the justice department whitewashed clinton's e-mail scandal. >> it has proven itself to be really, sadly a political arm of the white house. >> this charge coming as a judge orders the state department to review an additional 15,000 e-mails and other documents. the former secretary of state did not voluntary turn over, a development clinton brushed off wednesday night. >> jimmy, my e-mails are so boring. i'm embarrassed about that. we've already released, i don't know, 30,000 plus. so what's a few more. >> trump continuing his out reach to black and hispanic
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voters, rising eyebrows with his tone once again. >> what do you have to lose? you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot. right now you walk down the street, you get shot. >> clinton's campaign blasting trump's overture to the black community, accusing trump of doubling down on insults, fears and stereotypes that set our country back and further divide our country. trump continues to complarify h stance on immigration. >> we have gang members, killers. we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. we're going to get them out. the police know who they are. >> he will deport those who have been convicted of a crime. >> this coming after trump calls for mass deportation for months. >> they're going back where they came. >> as for hillary clinton, the democratic nominee forced to
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address unfounded conspiracy theories over her health. >> go online, put down hillary clinton illness, take a look at the videos for yourself. >> i don't know why they are saying this. on the one hand it's part of the whacky strategy. just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it absolutely makes no sense. >> can you open this jar of pickles? this has not been tampered with. >> so hillary clinton laughing off those health rumors. she's also tailoring her message today to small businesses, outlining a standard tax deduction and an expansion of healthcare credits. tim kaine will talk about those plans at a round table in colorado. >> thank you so much for all of that. let's discuss it. we want to bring in our panel.
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ladies, great toof yto have you. let's talk about this new cache of e-mails previously undisclosed to the public, 15,000 e-mails and attachments. the clinton campaign doesn't really know what these are. they think they may have been designated as personal. where are we with this new information emerging? >> look, the problem has always been for hillary clinton an optics problem and a perception problem. politics is perception. while there have been no definitive proof points that pay to play existed or that she is corrupt, all of this sort of haggling you hear on the right, her problem is that this continues to feed this narrative that the clintons were too cozy. maybe they crossed the line or
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got for close to the line of what is appropriate for people in publicly held positions. >> since there's no smoking gun, why does this rise to the level of calling for a special prosecutor? >> first of all, there was supposed to be a wall between the clinton foundation and the state department. there was not. we've seen a lebanese billionaire donating, getting access. the bahrain prince donating, getting access. why does it merit a special prosecutor? any time there's an appearance of impropriety. i think the fact that the fbi recommended to the justice department to look into this and the justice department, said no, fbi, we know better than you. >> i know you wanted to jump in there. >> the concern i have with donald trump continually asking
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for more supervision, look at hillary, don't look at me. the problem is, trump is going around the country saying our institutions are rigged, nobody can have a fair shake in this election. why is he going to have anymore faith in a special prosecutor's decision? >> you've heard both sides. for the voters and the viewers out there, do they need more answers than what director james comey of the fbi was able to give them? >> i think james comey was very clear about his condemnation of hillary clinton and why it didn't go far enough to reach the level of any type of prosecution. i also think it's rich for donald trump calling for a special prosecutor to look into e-mails when voters just want to look into his tax returns. i think it's quite interesting that he's calling for
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transparency when he hasn't been transparent at all. he still has not been transparent at all. just because you talk a lot doesn't mean you're saying anything. >> donald trump doesn't have a legal obligation to turn over his tax returns. >> even alisyn said there are members of her team and other people at the state department who said that these must have been deemed personal. so because you all have decided without looking at them that they're work related -- >> we don't know yet. >> that's my point. >> the fbi director said there were thousands of work related e-mails that were not turned over. the fbi director contradicted you. >> i want to talk about something that just happened. this campaign has required a full-time fact checker to be burning the candle at both ends. because so many facts and figures are thrown around and
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sometimes in realtime it's hard to check them. we just had senator jeff sessions on. he made a claim about why donald trump is reaching out so vociferously now to the black and hispanic community about jobs. here's what he said the number of jobs that are declining, it turns out it is not true. but let me play for you what he said. >> we've had a steady decline in wages. wages declined again the first half of this year, 1.1% second quarter of this year. part of that is an excessive labor flow, part of that is a failure of our trade policy to protect american high paying manufacturing jobs and we're losing them steadily. so the combination of illegal and illegal flow of immigrant labor and the decline of manufacturing has hammered american workers. donald trump is the only person that's talking clearly about that. >> cnn just fact checked the
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numbers that senator session there is used and what they found is that just last week new numbers came out from the labor department. it shows an increase in both monthly and year over year wages, up 2%. not down 1.1%. it is up 2%. this is what donald trump is sort of basing his appeal to minority voters on, which is you're all losing jobs, you're all living in poverty. >> it's interesting because this argument that he's using for african-american voters and latino voters isn't so different from the argument that worked for him in the primary. for white, working class voters, this was the argument. it was an economic argument. i can protect your jobs. there was clear economic malaise that he tapped into and channelled. he's trying to extrapolate and export it to a general election. yelling at people that they're
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unemployed and have no jobs is not necessarily the best way to reach out. the rhetoric needs to be matched with action. there's more that donald trump is going to have to do than citing false statistics. >> sometimes he doesn't use the most precise language. what his message was, what do you have to lose, if the past eight years haven't worked for you and you're living in an inner city and you feel besieged by violence, then a democratic president hasn't worked for you, vote for me. >> there are several things that are wrong with this. number one, he assumed that black people or brown people feel that the last eight years haven't worked for them. he's not basing that in real fact. he's basing that in over-generalizations. his campaign slogan is make america great again. when we hear that, that frustrates us. what year are you talking about when america was so great? >> some people don't want to go back. >> absolutely. it's a real challenge. >> what do you think about
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whether or not this is an effective strategy for black and latino voters? >> i think the numbers don't lie. tavis smiley has said that the obama administration has failed the black community on every economic indicator. that being said, 90% of donald trump's speech was not what do you have to lose, but what do you have to gain. he talked about the african-american community, how much they've given us. his policies are the best for this community, school choice, trade policies. 90% of the speech was what he will do hardest part of the wha do you have to lose part, you guys and i weren't old enough to survive the segregated south, but he was. the african-american community especially in this country, %-p. so to suggest that simply one
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person can right all those wrongs, it is at best historically -- >> he didn't even properly acknowledge them. so if you don't even realize what actual history says and how that impacts communities, you can't help that community. so today president obama is going to get to see louisiana's catastrophic flooding firsthand. as people who live in the flood zone are being allowed back home to see what they have left. nick valencia is live in hard hit denim springs just outside baton rouge. >> reporter: good morning. we're about five hours away from u.s. president barack obama touching down here in louisiana. he's expected to tour east bratn rouge parrish. and livingston parrish, perhaps the hardest hit area. heavy rains about ten days ago brought major flooding in rand
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around baton rouge. we got a sense of how bad it is here. homes are just now drying out. homes like that of todd krich el who has lived here for 32 years, but nothing as bad as this. up to seven feet of water in his residence alone. what hurts him the most is he lost a family bible that dates back to the 1800s, a couple classic cars, other prized possessions. back to president obama's visit here, he has received tremendous criticism for not cutting his vacation in martha's vineyard last week short. during that time we did see a trip from republican presidential nominee donald trump, secretary of state, former secretary of state and current democratic nominee hillary clinton also expected to come here. no specific plans given just yet. right now, though, people here focusing on the cleanup. schools remain closed. >> thank you so much for the update from there. there's a political fight in florida over funds to combat the
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zika virus. governor rick scott said that miami-dade county is getting an additional $5 million in state funding. that's on top of the $26.2 million it got from the state in june. meanwhile debbie wasserman schultz is urging the republican controlled house and senate to pass a funding bill, meeting the president's nearly $2 billion request. that funding was struck down along party lines six months ago. in today's new day new you, the fda approving a screening test to assess brain function after tbi, traumatic brain injure. or mediate post-concussion assessments and cognitive testing. the adult test for people that's 12-59 years of age, that runs on a laptop. the pediatric version runs on an ipad and can be given to kids as
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young as 5. just a few years ago, people wrote off this entire area of science. now they're just starting to know what we don't know. >> sounds like that would be really helpful. there there's a new book that takes a close look at who donald trump is where he came from. if you have allergy congestion, muddling through your morning is nothing new... ♪ introducing rhinocort® allergy spray. powerful relief from nasal allergy symptoms, all day and all night. ♪
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donald trump responding to a new book giving an in-depth look into his past from his ancestry all the way up to the convention. it's called "trump revealed." it compiles the work of more than two dozen "washington post" reporters and researchers. joining us now mark fisher and
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michael crannis. he responded. surprised? of course not. here's a tweet about your book. the "washington post" quickly put together a hit job book on me comprised of copies of some of their inaccurate stories. don't buy, boring! >> the publisher has i'm sure sent a nice big fruit package over to his office in response to this lovely tweet. >> here's something we're dealing with, which is there is a supposition of unfairness in criticism. criticism is now equated with bias in what we're dealing with in this election. how do you take that on in the book? >> it's not criticism. it's reporting. reporting looks into every aspect of a life. when someone is running for president -- and this is the first candidate to run for president since dwight
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eisenhower who has not previously held office. what does he really believe, what's at his core? that's what we set out to do in a very compressed time with a couple of dozen reporters looking at every aspect of his life and looking at it fairly and with ri gorgor. >> there does seem to be a through thread from childhood in terms of what he was around, what he wanted, what he was exposed to and how it manifested itself in the man we see today. >> that's right. he did talk to us and other reporters for about 20 hours about this book. despite his tweet, it's not a collection of stories. it's a full biography. he said last night i don't want to pivot because people need to see the real me. he has been a great practitioner of the privet. he changed party registration
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seven times. this is something that he has mastered really because he wanted to lun fwant ed to run for office. he talked about running for governor, for mayor of new york city. he said i was a business person. i needed to keep friends in government. the question today is, are the pivots the who he really is or is where he ended up today the person he is? >> we often get tangled up in questions you can't answer about him. you actually deal with things you can answer in this book which are motivational things. you get to it. what do you think people will learn, mark, about what his motivations are in this election? >> he's a complex man. there's a caricature of him. he's a pretty complicated
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character. he was brought new a cold and distant home. he obviously has an enormous unbridled ego. part of that comes where he did grow up in this distant family. his father was a real estate developer here in new york. he fell into the same business but had a very distant relationship until that time in his mid teens when i was abhe w to spend time with his father and learn the family business. his father told him from an early age you can't be a nothing, you have to be something. he has taken this and blown it up into this need to achieve at the biggest level on every platform. >> how formative in his public persona was this roy cohen relationship, this idea of being under the wing of a guy who would fight even whether or not there was any point in it, roy cohen was a fighter to the end.
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and the idea, that mentality to donald trump this is what you do, when you are offended, offend back. when you are attacked, attack twice as hard. >> in 1973 the federal government sued donald trump and his family for not renting to blacks. they found out through testing they'd turn away blacks. the government sued the trumps. donald trump was very upset about this. after all the government had sued his father. he felt very protective in the situation. he had to decide do i settle or fight? one night in new york city he runs into roy cohen. and cohen tells him fight like held. cohen filed $100 million counter-claim against the federal government. after two years they settled the case. but trump had embued this philosophy. he feels to this day it was
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unfair he was accused of racial bias. >> going through the book -- again, i'm not your base reader for this book. but it reminds you how much you don't know, even the personal insights of this man. the idea that he is not a reader as we often find in this business of these people who want to be president. they've studied the president. not him. he's not a big friend person. he counts his kids as the people in his life who are his friends. >> i asked him, as you're preparing to be president, are you reading up on the presidents you most admire? he said he's not someone who spends time reading. he doesn't want memos. he doesn't want reports. he truly believes in his gut instinct. he wants people to come in, quick him a quick oral briefing and he's going to decide based
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on how he feels. how he feels is a big thing for donald trump. i asked him who do you turn to when you're in an emotional crisis? he said i don't have friends the way you would define them. i said who would you turn to? he said, my kids. it's interesting because his kids didn't have much of a relationship with him. they lived with their mothers through most of their life. it was only in the teens when they came in and learned the business and they really bonded. >> a team of "washington post" reporters were on it. thank you very much for a look inside. donald trump says the political system is rigged. so we're bringing in our own michael smerconish, next. "you don't want to live with mom and dad forever, do you?" "boo!" (laughs)
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donald trump attacking the so-called rigged system. he's questioning the doj and the fbi in their capacity to investigate hillary clinton's
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e-mail. >> after the fbi and the department of justice whitewashed hillary clinton's e-mail crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate hillary clinton's new crimes, which happen all the time. if the justice department fails to do so, it will make it even clearer that a second of four primary constitutional departments have been corrupted. it's as simple as that. >> joining us now, cnn political commentator, michael smerconish. what's the danger and what's the upside of claiming that some major government departments are corrupted? >> i think there are two spra separate issues here, one the e-mail issue, which i happen to think is a legitimate area of inquiry. where all of a sudden do 15 or
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so thousand new e-mails come from? the second are his allegations of voter fraud, including about my home state of pennsylvania. those i think are wholly without merit. >> you're okay with him saying that the fbi and the doj may not have been able to do an adequate investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails? >> i don't like his word choice. i don't like his choice of whitewashing. i think they did a legitimate investigation. but i think there's an issue here that's a real issue as compared to him saying the system is rigged against me and if i lose pennsylvania, it's because it was stolen from me. that i think is bogus. >> he's got two different points he's trying to make about the fbi. one is about the e-mails, the other is about the clinton foundation. it's the second one where he's saying it's corrupted because the doj didn't bring the case the fbi wanted.
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but this rigged thing is specifically about the election and could be more potentially destructive. >> you've got to get every one of your friends, you've got to get every one of your family, you've got to get everybody to go out and watch and go out and vote. and when i say watch, you know what i'm talking about, right? you know what i'm talking about. i think you've got to go out and you've got to watch. >> essentially undermining confidence in the ability to have a fair election. >> terrible. and so therefore the result should he lose, he'll be questioning amid peop ining and support him will be questioning and they'll wonder if there's any merit in the system. in my state of pennsylvania i'm not required to show a photo id in order to vote. there was a requirement put on the books in the state legislature to require a photo id. the case was litigated.
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they couldn't document one single case of in-person voter fraud which this sought to prevent. not a single case. >> why does he zero in on pennsylvania and say you know what i'm talking about there. >> he did. in altoona, pennsylvania, this is where he first started to launch this charge. he's trying to draw on the unrest among some that regardless of that court findsifinds i ing there are bad things that happen out there. some members of the so-called new black panther party were at -- some said it was intimidation. if you were looking to intimidate voters to vote for barack obama, this was the last place you'd have to go and do that. the whole charge was ridiculous. but it spins with drudge putting those individuals on the front cover that day. >> what were the black panthers doing there? >> they were knuckleheads.
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who the hell knows? they wanted attention. this was a polling place that barack obama was going to win because of its african-american composition 98% to 2%. >> why does he do this? because it works. >> for the base it works. >> you don't have to make the case that there is a chance that an election could be rigged. that is pretty close to the surface in a lot of people's skepticism about the process. every time we have an election it's not 100% deal. we know that. we know there are problems every time. most notably in 2000 when we went all the way to the supreme court. we still don't know all the details of why the system doesn't work as well as it can. this works when he say this is to people. >> it's not grounded in fact. it fires up the base. these tens of thousands who show up and cheer him on are enthused about it. it probably costs him moderates
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and independents. it's probably targeted to appeal to those individuals who could be swayed. there are a lot of different audiences that he needs to play to right now. and this one is strictly a base play. >> i mean, i guess the question is on the day after the election, if say he doesn't win, then what happens to the sort of fervor that everybody feels that were his supporters when he has said it's rigged? >> this is what i really don't like about it, because it then delegitimized a president johnson administration or a president clinton administration. what a bad way to start a new presidency whomever it might be. you're worried about the day after the election? i'm worried about the day of the election. because when he encourages these folks to go out and get involved, there's an organized process to be a poll watcher. i hope they follow it because we surely don't want a bunch of
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citizens acting as poll working vigilantes on that day and taking matter into their own hands. big situation going on in the world of course centers in iraq and the war waging there right now. iraqi farorces are laser focuse on mosul. the city matters in the overall perception of progress. so how close are they from taking the city back? we have a live report from the ground there. soon, she'll type the best essays in the entire 8th grade. get back to great. sixteen gig lexar flash drives just three ninety-nine. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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breaking news from afghanistan. an american service member has been killed in action. barbara starr joins us live from the pentagon with details. >> most difficult news, of course, for u.s. military family. the coalition in afghanistan announcing a short time ago an american service member was killed and another american service member wounded earlier today in southern afghanistan. they were on a patrol with afghan forces. they were down there in southern afghanistan advising and assisting afghan forces when on this walking patrol they triggered an impro vimprovised explosive device. the bigger picture for american forces in this part of afghanistan, there are about 600 of them in total in this region
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of afghanistan trying to advise and assist afghan forces. that is what was going on today when this service member was killed. >> terrible breaking news from barbara starr. now to the battle against isis, troops are targeting the key city of mosul in iraq. they're trying to push the terrorists out. but of course it is complicated and dangerous. arwa damon has more from the front lines now in northern iraq. arwa? >> reporter: good morning. and we are outside of the town of where the front line currently is, about 40 miles from mosul. that black sky behind me, that's not a storm coming. isis is burning oil fields around here trying to block the view -- last hour since this operation began, forces have had to detonate numerous vehicles
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laden with explosives. they've taken out -- under apocalyptic skies is the next target for iraqi forces. isis used to move around 100 oil tankers of crude a day out of these fields, now set aflame by isis fighters to decrease visibility from above. we are some 65 kilometers or 40 miles south of mosul. lands iraqi forces have not stepped in since isis took over more than two years ago. their corpses left to rot in the sun. and the commander tells us that isis appears to be weakening. >> the majority of fighters attack us foreign fighters. now they put some foreign fighters with local fighters.
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now i think they have lack on the foreign fighters. >> reporter: on display weapons found in residential homes. among them home made mortar tubes and mortars larger than anything the iraqis have at their disposal. another significant gain in this area, the air base, the third largest in iraq, much of it destroyed by isis fighters as they withdrew. leaving, we are told, explosives under piles of dirt on the runways that need to be cleared. this will be a vital forward base for the iraqis and potentially u.s. forces. families wearily haul what they can. >> translator: they took half of our men. they forced them to fight for them. they killed my father. >> reporter: tears for all that they've lost. loved ones gone in a war that few can fully comprehend. the lives they knew and loved
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disintegrated years ago. the peshmerga have pushed their front line forward as well. the peshmerga defensive berm snakes its way along the east and north. the village controlled by isis, visible in the distance. here too they have noticed isis weakening, showing us how isis moves within nondescript buildings like this. the peshmerga fighters did initially drop down and take a few steps into what appear to be some sort of tunnel. but rather than take their chances they decided to then withdraw and saeal off the entrance. the chokehold about mosul is tightening and the government's pledge to liberate the city by the end of the year is still the goal. the battle there with over a million civilians will be starkly different from the ones out here. but success will be defined in land gained, not lives destroyed or lost.
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and just imagine there are at least according to the iraqi security forces, 10,000 families who are right now stuck inside and the concern of course is that isis is going to be using them as human shields as we have seen isis do in the past. these are 10,000 families. parents were unable to keep their children safe and unable to escape the fighting. what we're seeing here in this one town is not only an example of the potential challenges that iraq security forces are going to be facing, but it's also an example of the potential humanitarian crisis as well. >> arwa damon, thank you for you and your team having the courage to be there. that black cloud behind her is because that city is on fire during the war that's taking place there right now. we'll check back with arwa damon throughout the day for a special series she's doing, giving you
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the state of play in the war on iraq. people in louisiana are trying to get back on their feet after the region was swallowed by historic flooding. what is the state's long-term ability to survive and rebuild natural disasters? we dig deeper.
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historic flooding in louisiana, tens of thousands have been sent from their homes once again. 13 people have lost their lives. most will tell you that's a
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surprisingly low number given what the state is dealing with. the suffering along the major coastline because of erosion is bad news for communities there. it has been for generations. it's also bad for the oil industry. but that's another matter. the question is what can we do, what can be done to make it better? joining us now bill nye the science guy. we know what they're dealing with down there. we see it time and again. reporters have stood in those waters and watched these people rebuild. can anything be done? >> for us on my side of this this is a result of climate change. it's only going to get worse. >> we hear this all the time. isn't it not just about temperature, not just about erosion and water but the basic structure of this place, how new orleans from the weight of development and how it's been built up, the levies, is sinking. that when you're there, you
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stand on the ground and you look up at ships going past you in the mississippi. >> so i don't have the answer to this except it's going to get worse. almost certainly it will get worse. as the ocean gets warmer it expands. water gets -- molecules spread apart. and then as the sea surface is warmer, more water evaporated. so it's very reasonable that these storms are connected to these big effects. so what will probably happen is people will move. they'll move away from these areas. then what's going to happen to all that copper wiring and copper plumbing. somebody's going to show up to salvage it or loot it. that will lead to all sorts of criminal activity and all sorts of trouble that way. where are these people going to go to get a job? this is the developed world. this is the u.s., let alone places where you don't have all these resources.
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>> because this wasn't brought on by a hurricane, how real and enduring is the risk to the place? will it happen again? >> i believe it will happen again. these individual storms are hard to predict. you hit the nail on the head. this is not a big hurricane. this is a day at the office in louisiana. as the ocean gets bigger and the sea surface gets warmer, you would expect more of these storms. and the idea that you can continue to build levies, the way people have done in holland for centuries is good for a while. but it's going to catch up with you. these are generally not high income people. >> right. that was a big story out of katri katrina. anderson cooper rose to national prominence by talking about the human tragedy out there.
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the levy system is fine until it's breached, then it forces a basin effect down there and just soaked those entire poor communities. >> when i was there, you were allowed to rebuild low without stilts because these are historic places. they have lived here for decades. they were allowed to rebuild. >> got to rethink that. >> that takes regulation. oh, we can't say this word. >> you have to figure after sandy we saw it along the whole east coast. now everybody's building up because they saw what happens when you don't. this $100 million nightmare for big oil. why should we care? >> it's going to affect gasoline prices. i would like to use that same technology that allows you to build oil platforms in relatively shallow water but still essentially the open ocean, use that to build wind
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turbines. i'm not kidding. the big renewable resource on the east coast of the united states and canada and mexico is wind. i encourage you -- i am not a member of this, but i encourage everybody to check out the solutions project, a bunch of civil engineers who have done an analysis that you could power the united states, you could power most of the world renewably if you just decided to do it right now. there's enough wind and solar resources, a little bit of tidal, some geothermal to run the whole place. and it's heartbreaking. you would not need to have a military on the other side of the world protecting oil fields. people would not be as motivated to set oil fields on fire if we had renewable electricity here in the first world. >> a big issue that we see hanging over lots of parts of life. let's see what happens coming out of this. >> here at cnn you have a
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climate change denier meteorologist. knock yourselves out. but this is a big problem. it's not going to go away. >> a bigger conversation for another day. after the break, it will be time for "newsroom" with carol costello.
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i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. with just 76 days to go for the election, donald trump is ramping up his attacks on hillary clinton and her ties to the foundation that bears her family's name. trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate clinton, blasting what he says was a whitewash by the fbi and the justice department on her private e-mail server. trump also doubled down on another newer theme of his campaign, his attempts to woo minority voters. he took aim at democrats and their policies in the process. >> the democrats have failed completely in the inner cities. poverty, rejection, horrible education, no housing, no homes, no ownership. crime at levels that nobody's seen. you could go to war zones in countries that we're fighting and it's safer than living in some of our inner cities.

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