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adviser? >> it's not for me to tell you what the president has in his mind. asked and answered, chuck. >> this as the trump administration faces its first foreign policy test from north korea which officially launched a missile over the weekend. the president uncharacteristically quiet in his response. why the change of of course? let's begin with our joe johns at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, poppy. what we're told about michael flynn is that he has no plans to resign and no expectation that he will be fired, nonetheless he remains on thin ice. the issue here really is about a conversation with the vice president, apparently telling the vice president of the united states that he had not had discussions with the russian ambassador about sanctions that had been imposed by the obama administration, and then it turns out, it is learned later, i should say, that he did have such a discussion. so that's the problem.
now, why is it a problem? it's a problem because of the unusual relationship between donald trump before and after the election with russia, and concerns that some of that has to be investigated. here is what the vice president later said about what he learned regarding the conversations with the russian ambassador. >> they did not discuss anything having to do with the united states' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure on russia. >> did they have a discussion about that on that day or any other day? >> they did not have a discussion contemporaneous with u.s. action. >> reporter: so that's the vice president of the united states relying on a representation from the national security adviser that he hadn't had a conversation with the russian ambassador about these issues. needless to say, there's a neat
to get to the bottom of it. listen now to chris christie. >> i'm sure there will be conversations to make sure that everybody gets the story on this matter, and it's cleared up. it's the obligation of mike flynn to have those candid conversations with the president and vice president and they'll act as they see fit given all the circumstances. >> reporter: we're not talking about just any adviser here at the white house. we're talking about the national security adviser. the president of the united states and the administration needs to have complete and total confidence about what this person is tell them and whether they believe it. back to you. >> joe johns for us at the white house this morning, where you're getting a sense there's a lot going on behind the doors behind joe right now. the kremlin claims while the conversation between general flynn and the russian ambassador took place, but the kremlin says
they didn't discuss sanctions. that's not what our reporting says. that's not what the reporting in the united states says. but i wanted to let you know. david chalian, lynn sweet, and a reporter from "the washington post" who co-wrote an article about all of this, "flynn falls under growing pressure over russia contacts, trump remains silent." adam, you say, "privately some administration officials say flynn's position has weakened and support for him has eroded largely because of that relief. he was disingenuous about russia and could not be fully trusted going forward. the knives are out for flynn." wow. how do you read that? what does that mean? weeks, months, or is he secure? >> frankly i don't think we know. the issue is whether he misled the vice president and others in the administration about the
nature of his communications with the russian ambassador. and that's something obviously that he now is talking to vice president pence, and they're trying to see whether there was a misrepresentation here and what the president himself decides to do about that in the end. >> it's clear that the white house at least internally is none too supportive publicly of general flynn, because they had a chance to defend him publicly this weekend, david chalian. stephen miller went on the sunday shows with chuck todd, and that was deafening silence, right, from him. chuck was begging him to say something even modestly reassuring for general flynn, and he didn't. what did you make of that? >> yes, and it was a full round of sunday shows, same question posed to him everywhere, and the same deafening silence. clearly stephen miller understood that the white house was still figuring its past
forward here and didn't want to get in the way of that. we know from sources inside the white house that we've reported that, you know, mike pence based that comment that you played earlier with joe on the sunday show based solely on conversations with flynn. they made sure that was out there, because they wanted everyone to know and wanted flynn to know that that was going to be in the public domain for consumption. trump's silence continues on this. it does beg the question of sort of is flynn just sort of in purgatory right now, waiting for some sort of decision? you can't remain indecisive, willing to accept incompetence or insubordination in your white house. john and poppy, you have to remember, we're only 3 1/2 weeks into this administration. a staff shake-up is inevitable in every white house, but not usually 3 1/2 weeks in as you're
still trying to get out of the gate. >> we know this president is incredibly loyal so perhaps he'll be more loyal to someone like flynn than other presidents. we know flynn spoke at least twice with the vice president after all of this erupted on friday. lynn, let me get your take, because here is how democratic senator al franken put it to jake tapper on this network yesterday. >> he was lying about not having discussed that, or he forgot. >> your smile says you don't believe that he forgot. >> i don't think you want a guy who would forget that. >> lynn, it's a very important point that he makes. how do you think the president will walk this line between loyalty and perhaps not wanting a huge shake-up a month in, and also sending a message that you can't do this kind of stuff? >> he might do the default position in the short term in the next few days of doing nothing. here are just a few things to watch for. in just a few hours today, trump
and canadian prime minister trudeau are going to have a press conference where i would bet even if trump takes only two questions, sometimes in these bilateral pressers there's only two questions from each reporter from each nation, it's high likely it will come up. trump could volunteer to say something, perhaps, in an opening statement. but the person to watch here is vice president pence. i would like at him far more than president trump, because this is an area where pens can assert himself maybe independent of the president. because after all, there is only going to be one vice president for four years. you have other people who could be head of the national security council. >> you make a great point, we'll watch that news conference later today, the president will certainly be asked about it. he dodged it on friday. >> he actually said, what report, i don't know about this report. >> he's not going to be able to do that today. he had three campaign managers,
he went through three separate campaign managers, so the guy isn't afraid to shuffle things up. and adam, it's not just general flynn under fire, there's a lot of talk, there was even before the inauguration, whether chief of staff reince priebus is truly safe. chris ruddy of newsmax came on this network and said he doesn't think priebus is doing a good job. in your reporting, where you don't know whether flynn is safe, do you think reince priebus is safe? >> at this point it's hard to tell. clearly there are factions. there's a balkanization taking place within the white house, around the president, where it seems like the knives are out for flynn, and the knives are out for others too. and so, you know, there is a power struggle, apparently, inside. and we're not sure how it's going to be decided. we're waiting, obviously, for the president to decide how to decide this contest that seems to be going on over these key positions.
>> david chalian, some new reporting just into us as well, it has to do with the president's use of social media and twitter, to be exact. a senior administration official telling cnn the white house is going to hire new staffers to work with the president on twitter, facebook, and instagram. what do you make of that? >> can you imagine being that young new staffer that gets hired to work with the president who has sort of dominated social media? i don't know that anyone is more expert on how to use those tools than the president is himself. but clearly the white house wanting to beef up that operation so it's not wholly reliant just on the the president's with him. >> you don't see it as a way to calm the president and make his fingers a little less fast on yea twitter? >> i see it as beefing up this important realm for the white house. >> our question is, are they
working for the president, giving him tips on hashtags and the like, but we'll see. today is a remarkable day in social media history for the administration, the first day he hasn't tweeted before 8:15, he slept in, apparently. >> i've been checking, because his morning tweets now are very important. he's the president. you're hearing from the president himself, unvarnished, each morning about what's on his mind. yesterday morning it was mark cuban who he was slamming, because he didn't like some comments he made to a texas newspaper. so when we talk about this social media strategy of the president, let's separate out how he might use other platforms, in which case he might be schooled, or whether or not he uses it in the way the obama administration did, but no matter what the staff is, he still has the morning twitter, which i think is just another matter to separate out, which is
his sole decision right now if he wants to continue that route. >> guys, let's remember, "the new york times"' reporting this morning says the administration counsels staff of the nsc, that they get up in the morning to see what the president has tweeted and then make up policy to fit them. thank you very much. still to come, president trump faces his first big test on foreign policy with north korea, this afternoon the missile launch over the weekend. the president very quiet about it. why is that? why pause a spontaneous moment? cialis for daily use treats ed and the urinary symptoms of bph. tell your doctor about your medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas® for pulmonary hypertension, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess. to avoid long-term injury, get medical help right away
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today! the u.n. security council today planning an emergency meeting, after north korea successfully launched a new ballistic missile over the weekend. >> the launch was condemned by south korea and china both. this is what president trump said last night when he was with the prime minister of japan. >> i want everybody to understand and fully know that the united states of america stands behind japan, its great
ally, 100%. thank you. >> now, that short statement, very short statement, struck a very different tone than we had heard from the president just last month. then he wrote, "north korea is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the u.s., it won't happen," exclamation point. live from london, our dream team of international reporters, nic robertson, clarissa ward. clarissa, this is a striking difference in tone from president trump over the weekend. he was standing by the prime minister of japan, but still, he didn't exactly go hard after kim jong un. >> reporter: certainly, this was a much more pragmatic, much more presidential tone. i think we've seen a real shift, particularly with regards to foreign policy in president trump's rhetoric, in his attitude on israel, on iran, and on china.
and now on north korea. and it's very important with north korea that the president does take a slightly more cautious tone, partially because we know very well that north korea leader kim jong un with a highly volatile, irascible figurehead. he's not somebody you want to bait into provocation. i also think this may well have been something of a test for president trump. we've seen king jong unand his father kim jong il do something over and over again, do something dangerous and provocative, inviting a frenzied response from the international community, forcing everybody to the negotiating table with the hopes then of extracting some kind of economic concessions in return for not engaging in nuclear warfare. i do think this was an important test for president trump and shows some kind of maturity and shift in foreign policy that we saw this much more measured
tone. moreover, the key partner who will deal with north korea with the u.s. or who can help the u.s. to deal with north korea is not going to be japan, it is going to be china, because china is the someone who has the interconnected economy and political connections to north korea. they have the most leverage over them. so that's why we've seen president trump take a more conciliatory tone with china as well. >> exactly. nic, as berman and i were talking about this morning, not just the fact that the president did a complete reversal of course on the one-china policy, saying, okay, it can remain as it is, he also was very, very mouton north korea in those words with the japanese prime minister, he didn't even say "north korea," he said "we stand by japan." as john noted, on israeli settlements, saying perhaps not the best path to peace, not making an emphasis on a quick move of the embassy to
jerusalem, all of this shows a very different side of the president when it comes to diplomacy. >> reporter: and it's going to be interesting for the interlocutors, benjamin netanyahu when he arrives in the white house tomorrow, what will he find behind the closed doors, the candidate and the preinaugural president, if you will, who was robust on moving the embassy to jerusalem, or will he find one who is going to curtail him and his ambitions to certainly give ground to his political right that is feeling heat from back home. i mean, just before getting on the plane to go to the united states, netanyahu was very clear not to misstate this new white house for a clean sheet, if you will, an opportunity to do things that they couldn't do under president obama. that was a political message for back home. what will he find when he comes through the door? certainly what we're hearing at
the moment is one that's going to caution him against further expansion of settlements, one who is going to caution him that that's not in the best interests of peace. when you look at what the president has said and what he wants to achieve in terms of his policy towards china, now sort of backtracking and saying that he supports china's -- the one-china policy. the optics of the weekend, however, in mar-a-lago were far different. this was a very, very big statement of an intent to develop economic relations with japan, to put japan perhaps in the forefront in the region, and at the same time later today he'll have to turn to a look at the u.n. security council where he will be, as clarissa was saying, looking to china for support. china is going to want more than that the u.s. supports the one-china policy, to get the
kind of leverage that perhaps president trump wants to see over north korea. china has said that it sees north korea testing these ballistic missiles as an issue between north korea and the united states rather than one that involves china. russia also condemned the missile launch but are looking to see how president trump's policy towards them is going to develop on ukraine, on syria, on a number of issues. >> nic robertson, clarissa ward, guys, thank you very much, live from london. still to come, a handful of administration staffers off to a rocky start, are we in for a major shake-up? e's got natural , no bitter aftertaste and she's calorie-free. so that's it? we made you a cake. with sugar? oh, no. (laughing) new aveeno®... we made you a cake. don't just eat yogurt... wear it. daily moisturizing body yogurt.
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good morning, everyone, i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm john berman. thanks for being with us this morning. national security adviser michael flynn is on thin ice this morning, according to a white house senior adviser who also says the knives are out. this adviser apparently also likes metaphors. this is over flynn's denial of discussions with russia. kellyanne conway is facing criticism over her use of alternative facts. and a friend of the president is questioning whether chief of staff reince priebus can do his job. >> chris ruddy of newsmax is making headlines on his rounds on the morning television shows.
the president tweeted congratulations to his aide stephen miller on his performance on the morning shows. mark preston and dana bash, good morning to you both. dana, let's begin with the fact that stephen miller completely sort of, without having to say anything, gave zero support to -- zero support to michael flynn. what do you read into that? >> that he's in trouble, that michael flynn is clearly in an a lot of trouble. my sense is that that is not overstated, in talking to some sources in and around the white house this morning. the question then becomes, who then, who is going to be the national security adviser if not michael flynn? but if you take a step back and kind of think about why we're in this position, not specifically about the content of what general flynn may or may not have said to the russians about sanctions, and the fact that that was clearly inappropriate, and the fact that he seemed to have misled the vice president of the united states, but beyond
all that, why is michael flynn in this job to begin with? and the answer is loyalty. that we have to remember the big picture here is that president trump does reward loyalty. he does so and did so by making michael flynn the national security adviser because michael flynn along with steve bannon were the merry band of brothers and a couple of sisters on the campaign. they were with him a lot, for hours and hours and hours, on his plane, at rallies, for better or worse. and those two men, and steve bannon -- excuse me, stephen miller, the president is very happy with and still is. michael flynn maybe not so much. but the reason he was given this job is because it's what general flynn wanted and the president said, well, he's been loyal so i'll give him a job. >> mark preston, you've covered many administrations, going back to the coolidge years.
the number of leaks coming from this administration, is it usual, is it revealing about what's going on behind closed doors? >> there's always going to be factions in the white house. we don't usually see it this early, we don't usually see the dysfunctions so early. supporters of donald trump will say, what are you talking about, disif i told h dysfunction, he's issuing all these executive orders, he's getting things done. but at some point you have to work with congress, you have to work with capitol hill. it would be a big blow to his connection to capitol hill. it's not like all the leaders on capitol hill are are enamored reince priebus, but he is
stable. i think there would be consternation amongst republicans in washington. >> dana, let's listen to something else stephen miller said on the talk shows, not getting perhaps as many headlines as not backing up flynn, but he did talk about the power of the judiciary and raised questions how far he things it can go. >> i think it's been an important reminder to all americans that we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become in many cases a supreme branch of government. one unelected judge in seattle cannot remake laws for the entire country. >> in fact, it can and it did, and it's interesting, dana, because, you know, that's exactly what the white house did, made sweeping law, and the judiciary branch said it went too far in its executive order. what do you make of his argument there? >> you know, stephen is a smart guy, maybe he should revisit the constitution, because you're right, it does allow for the
judicial branch to check the executive branch and the legislative branch. it's the way the government works. it's the way it was set up. and it is not unusual to hear both republicans and democrats, when the judicial branch does not rule their way, to go after activist judges, extremist judges, and so forth. but -- so, you know, it's sort of the standard response when they're not happy with the decision. but one thing that is really interesting, as i've been making calls this morning, it kind of speaks to this a little bit, is the fact that president trump, from my sources, is truly in charge, that he is involved in the decisionmaking, things that he does do, things that he doesn't want to do on a daily basis, that he's still knee-deep in it, much like he was during the campaign. and the fact that he watched all the stephen miller's appearances probably on the sunday shows, tweeted out about it, that he
was happy with what he said right there, and others gives you a sense of how kind of really -- the palace intrigue, and the fact that the president is still setting the tone and the tenor of the white house in a way that perhaps previous presidents didn't do in a nitty-gritty basis like that. >> i'll read that tweet from donald trump, "congratulations stephen miller on representing me this morning on the various sunday morning shows, great job." mark preston, just to run down the things that stephen miller said, that part that poppy just played about the judiciary, cutting general flynn off at the knees by refusing to support him publicly, and also saying there was mass voter fraud. >> with no facts. >> with no facts, in the granite state. and that's something that the president went on twitter and said he liked. >> you're right, it's telling, mark, that that's what the president said "great job" for. he doesn't laud a lot of his people when they go on the tv
shows. >> what do you make of that, mark? >> it's disturbing. not only is somebody out there outright repeating a lie, but somebody close to donald trump like stephen miller is, you don't have someone like him saying, mr. president, you can't do that. as dana says, the bottom line is, is that stephen miller is very, very close now to president trump, has traveled with him, wrote all the speeches on the campaign trail. but when we talk about all this turmoil in the white house, it really does come back, as dana said, to one person. it's donald trump. he talked about creating factions within the white house, within the west wing. he likes turmoil. he seems to thrive on it. chaos is like his gasoline. but you know what, chaos isn't how you covera the united state, let alone be the leader of the free world. at some point you're going to start to see some staff, if they're not fired, going to start quitting, because they're not going to have the confidence
of the pretty anymore to do their jobs. >> we'll hear from the president later today, he's with canadian prime minister justin trudeau, you can bet he'll be asked about many of these stories. mark preston, dana bash, thanks so much. voter outrage spilling over at town halls across the country. so is this the second coming of the tea party with sort of a democratic twist? wireless bill. for taxes andr introducing t-mobile one. now with taxes and fees included. get 4 lines of unlimited lte data for 40 bucks each. all unlimited. all in! switch to t-mobile today. sir? you give me that salad and i will pay for your movie and one snack box. can i keep the walnuts? yes. but i get to pick your movie. can i pick the genre? nope. with the blue cash everyday card you get cash back on purchases with no annual fee. backed by the service and security of american express. i don't want to lie down.chases with no annual fee.
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that was from one of those town halls in georgia, where congressional aides listened as constituents have been sounding off on everything from plans to repeal obamacare to president trump's immigration policies. >> senator bernie sanders say there's a key difference between the tea party and today's progressive protests. >> it's not a tea party because the tea party was essentially funded by the billionaire koch brothers family. this is a spontaneous and grassroots uprising of the american people. >> here to discuss, larry cohen, former senior adviser to senator sanders' 2016 campaign. and the creative director of the working families party, rafael, first to you, you were key in getting some of those protests launched, or at least filming them at the airports over the
weekend that the executive travel ban went down. we've seen the women's march the week before, a lot of people on the streets, we've seen people out. the question is what have you changed at this point? >> we're not seeing the normal everyday protester here. we're not seeing who we're used to seeing, who are specifically engaged and coming out on the streets as they normally would. we're seeing people we've never seen before. it's truly a popular movement this time. >> i covered occupy wall street very closely and spent months reporting on the movement as it evolved over a matter of two or three years. the criticism of the occupy movement was, to what end, right, what was the net outcome? it certainly got a lot of people talking in that dialogue. to you, larry, to what end this time? >> there are several ends. first of all, it is popular resistance. it's people joining in, whether they're in the targeted group or not. secondly, you see massive demand
for change inside the democratic party. our revolution had hundreds of people at the democratic forum on saturday for keith ellison running as a reform candidate to really change the party itself. the democratic party in washington, where at the county level, people believing in real change got elected in county after county, rural as well as urban. and now the new chair comes from that movement. but at the same time, i think in the streets you see something very much like occupy. millions of people representing the majority of country who doesn't approve of donald trump and his scapegoating and his trying to turn the clock back on every issue from health care to workers rights. >> the question i was going to ask, and i tried to ask, what have you changed so far, to rafael, larry, is again, the people are out there, the enthusiasm is clear, but again, larry, what are you going to
compliment? implement? to what end? >> i mean, again, i think when we're talking about democratic office holders, we're talking about both in the democratic party, so it clearly is a party that speaks to real change, economic, racial, environmental justice. and then secondly, you know, to say to republicans, is this really the kind of country you want to have? because electorally, we are very active, whether it's the working families party or our revolution, our goals are largely electoral. we believe we'll see early results that indicate that the majority of this country believe in fairness, democracy, and social justice. >> so you'll see that, rafael, at the polls in 2018 for the mid-terms, in 2020 for the presidential election. a lot of, i should note, what we're seeing in these protests are in really big cities across america where you have generally a more liberal demographic. when i travel in the rust belt
towns, kentucky, you're not seeing this play out. what are you seeing in terms of getting a more broad swath in demographics? >> yesterday alone in providence, rhode island, we had a thousand people show up and confront their -- >> that's a pretty big city. >> -- resisthere.org, we're organizing people for resist tuesdays. we had 60,000 people on a phone call, ready to confront democrats who we feel need to be encouraged to keep doing good but also do better and use every tool in their toolbox to resist trump. >> no one likes the word "litmus test," but we don't have much time so i'm going to use it here. do you have a litmus test for
democratic office holders, will you work to unseat them if they work with president trump on, i don't know, tax reform, trade? >> and that infrastructure plan. >> infrastructure, would you hold that up as something that would be trying to run against them in a primary? >> yeah, obviously it depends on where it is. i would just add we helped win a special election in iowa, to speak to the point on rural versus urban, just last week, where the democratic candidate there, who did come out of our populist ranks, overwhelmingly won. "litmus test" is a strong word, but it's about what are we fighting for. medicare for all, not medicare cuts. if we see democrats support medicare cuts, yes, we will come after them. if we see democrats supporting the presidential nominees which we see as the 1% of the 1%, yes, we'll come after them. >> because the argument of being
obstructionist for obstruction's sake doesn't help either party. thank you guys very much. still to come for us, look at these pictures. we're talking about 200,000 people forced to evacuate their homes in northern california because the tallest dam in the country may not hold. we're there live. >> reporter: here in oroville, there have been massive evacuations. as you see behind me there is a desperate fight to shore up this dam, coming up in just a few moments. [vo] quickbooks introduces rodney.
north of sacramento, where we find our paul vercammen. we can't overstate the urgency here, the tallest dam and spillways aren't working correctly. >> reporter: poppy, if you look behind me, there is the water. you can see the spray kicking up in the distance. imagine the fury of that water right now. you can sort of get a sense for just how big and massive that water coming out of the dam might be. this is part of the strategy. they want to get as much water out of here as possible. it has gone below these damaged spillways for right now. as you said, there is now a struggle to try to get this water level low so when this next batch of rain comes, we won't have another issue with the spillway. now, let's talk about that backup spillway. it has a hole in it, and they're now act i feel trying to shore it up. among other things, they're breaking up rocks, putting them in bags, to try to address that
spillway problem with those bags of rocks. the mandatory evacuations continue in oroville, marysville. eerie scenes. as you've pointed out, up to 200,000 residents fleeing at night, those being ghost cities, no one in them, so to speak. you can see a couple of scrappi stragglers, officers on foot describing the scene as people evacuate those towns below the oroville dam. the work will continue. so far they are cautiously, as we said, optimistic that they do have this under control. but of course they're crossing their fingers and hoping they don't get any more rainstorms. the next rain expected on wednesday. >> a few days to try to take care of this, with 200,000 people forced from their homes. paul vercammen, thanks very
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beyonce take the stage. adele, when she took the stage and stopped, i actually thought it was a joke at first. remember when she performed at the grammys, there was that pitch issue. she didn't want that again. that's what she was referring to. she stopped and started again and the crowd was completely behind her. she swept the biggest awards of the night, song of the year, album of the year, beating out beyonce, she talked all about beyonce. take a listen. >> my life is beyonce. this album to me, the "lemonade" album, was just so monumental, beyonce, so monumental and so well-thought-out, and so beautiful, and soul-baring. we all got to see another side to you and we appreciate that. all our [ bleep ] adore you.
>> lots of cussing from adele, lots of apologizing for the cussing. she did genuinely love "lemonade," and a lot of people thought that beyonce would win for that album. you could see, she spent a lot of time talking about beyonce. >> let's talk about beyonce just a little bit more, because that was an incredible, incredible performance, for anyone, not to mention someone pregnant with twins. what was it like being there, what was the reaction to her performance? it was just stunningly beautiful. >> reporter: and in heels, she was still in heels, that's what i kept looking at. it was just a visual feast. you were looking at all that was going on, and the performance she's putting on, and a lot of commentary about motherhood, with her mother introducing her in the audience, and obviously
that belly on display. she delivered. >> stephanie elam for us in los angeles. we did just show justin trudeau arriving at the white house, i think we should play some rush music in honor of the canadian prime minister arriving. i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. kate bolduan is next. hello, everyone, i'm kate bolduan. breaking news from the white house right now. president trump meeting with canadian prime minister justin trudeau. trudeau arriving just moments ago for his first meeting with the new president. canada is of course one of america's closest allies. but how close a friend will these two leaders really be? one glaring