colorado. he's not exactly like his dad. he's known for being an outdoorsman, loves to hunt and fish and camp whereas donald trump i don't think has any interest in really setting foot outside if he doesn't have to. he gets that from his mother's side of the family. his mother, ivana trump is from the former czechoslovakia. don junior is actually fluent in the czech language. he is a chip off the old block. more than any other sub blings, he's a it fooer, he likes being in public, in politics. he's out there defending his dad on twitter and television in a much less scripted way than ivanka or eric or certainly jared who is very powerful, we know, but who you never see. he's a risk-taker. e likes to go out there and fight. and that may have taken him too far in this case. >> molly, kate, thanks very much. joining tonight for the special report "the first son, the life
of donald trump jr." that's at 9:30 eastern. thanks for our international viewers, cnn talk is next. for our u.s. viewers, "new day" continues right now. >> i think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken. >> the evidence has become so overwhelming that he and his campaign were working with the russians. >> even overseas new questions about russia. >> let's focus on what the president was aware of. nothing. >> it seems strange to me that those meetings were at least con vee veen yently forgotten. >> if you vote no on this bill, it's a vote for obamacare. >> republicans leaders didn't if iks the problems. they made them a whole lot worse. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to your "new day." chris is off this morning. john berman joins me here in studio. >> good to be here. good morning everyone.
>> feels like a friday so far. >> a little bit. >> we're having fun because president trump bidding au revo revoir to france. all sorts of pageantry, 100 years since american troops arrived on french soil. the two men say good-bye with a complicated maneuver, the never-ending handshake. we will show that to you. president trump now returns to washington to face the crisis over his son's meeting with the russian lawyer. there are new questions surfacing about the president's claim he only found out about that a few days ago. >> while that's going on, white house aides and jared kushner's legal team are facing new scrutiny from the special counsel for their role in responding to the rerelease of don junior's e-mails. the new health care plan crafted by senate republicans being analyzed right now. it might still not have enough support to reach the president's
desk. cnn has every angle covered. let's begin with jeff zeleny live in paris this morning. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, john. president trump is wrapping up a whirlwind trip to paris here as we speak. he'll be taking off momentarily on air force one. about 30 hours or so on the ground in paris. interestingly, at least five or six of those were spent in conversation and dinner and meetings with the new french president, emmanuel macron. you saw the longhand shake right there at the end of this bastille day parade. that was the reason ostensibly he was invited to paris. this does coincide with the 100th anniversary of u.s. troops arriving here in france. we did see both presidents standing and applauding as american soldiers and fighters were walking through the parade route here as well as french fighters. this was something that was a day of pageantry here, but also diplomacy. despite all this, the russia
cloud still hanging over president trump when he returns back to the u.s. >> new questions about who knew what and when about the meeting between trump campaign associates and a russian lawyer and the e-mails that prove donald trump jr. thought he'd be getting dirt on hillary clinton from the kremlin. a source familiar with the process tells cnn that jared kushner and his legal team discovered the e-mails in mid june. a person close to kushner says they discussed whether or not to immediately go public. that source adding that kushner told his lawyers he planned a sit-down with the president to discuss the june 2016 meeting, an interaction "the new york times" reports took place. all this raising doubt about the president's insistence that he only learned about the e-mails in the past few days. >> the president, by the way, never saw an e-mail, did not see the e-mail until it was seen today. >> it was such a nothing, there was nothing to tell. i wouldn't have even remembered it until we start scouring through the stuff.
>> yahoo! news also reporting that sources tell them two members of president trump's personal legal team were informed about the e-mails three weeks ago. despite this knowledge, the president's son only publicly acknowledged the meeting with the russian lawyer after he was approached by "the new york times" last weekend, leaving the white house scrambling to craft a response and further drawing the president's closest aidetion into a crisis deepening by the day. >> we feel it's very important that we have all the appropriate information so we can ask the right questions. >> the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee tells cnn the panel will request additional documents from both trump junior and kushner. >> it seems interesting that the meetings were at least conveniently forgotten by mr. kushner. >> republicans and democrats leading the senate judiciary committee confirmed they will request his testimony. >> we're sending a letter to request his president. >> reporter: the president appearing to support that idea in a conversation aboard air
force one before issuing this staunch defense. >> as far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man. most people would have taken that meeting. it's called opposition research. >> reporter: so the president there defending his son, of course. as he flies back to the united states, these questions do hangover the white house and certainly will into next week when the president's son could become the first member of the trump inner circle to appear before congress in this widening russia investigation. alisyn and john? >> thanks for laying that out. let's bring in cnn political analyst david gregory. cnn political director david chalian and congressional reporter for "the washington post," karoun demirjian. david, i'll start with you. investigators today, it seems as though they are trying to figure out what the president knew about this meeting, what the president knew about the e-mails
requesting the meeting, and whether or not the president was involved in crafting that damage control statement that first was erroneous that the meeting was only about russian adoption. investigators have their hands full because there are all sorts of conflicting statements about these three things. >> right. those are certainly the questions. the president in his remarks at the press conference yesterday seemed to indicate, well, he brought the adoptions thing again. he said adoptions and other things were discussed, which makes me wonder, well, what do you know about those other things that were discussed. the other question to add to your list of questions is the actual content of the meeting. that to me is going to be a big avenue for investigators. we don't know what was actually discussed, what was proffered. we only have the characterization by don junior that it was nonsense. we don't know what the material was that was proffered, why he
thought it was nonsense. >> also, adoptions were never mentioned in the e-mail exchange that we saw. what was mentioned was russian government information damaging to hillary clinton, number one. the other thing we don't know is was there a phone call between donald trump jr. and the russian per former who may have been feeding this information to the publicity guy. all those details need to be filled in there, car reason. it we've seen this in politics with other leaders, but how they chose to respond to it, by giving a misleading statement has only deepened the problems. >> yes. the other part of it is there's been several misleading statements. if you're going to choose a characterization of what this was that is not true, you have to stick to it. if you keep changing what the characterization is, then it becomes clear that none of your statements have been correct and people start to doubt the statements you're making at all about what actually transpired in the meeting as we are raising questions about right now.
so you do wonder if this is -- at what level this was directed, if the president was involved in every decision that was made, including the public release of the e-mails at the end and now this attempt to say, it's not a big deal because everybody does it, which inspires the whole two wrongs don't make it right adage. >> it's will not true. every politician i've talked to in the last four days, none of them say they would have taken that meeting. >> especially because it's russia. they tried to make the argument that the meetings happened before we were where we are right now, we new russia was an adversary, we sanctioned them in 2014. so that all -- it goes against sensibility basically. as you said, there are many members of the gop that are reiterating over and over again right now, or asking the fbi
director nominated to them them this isn't normal. >> david, this obviously -- don junior is not in the administration. jared kushner is. a lot of this came to light because jared kushner didn't fill out his required form for security clearance properly. so he had to disclose this. that's what began, as we understand it at the moment, this whole ball rolling for lawyers to start to look into this. >> let's pull back a little bit and remember the fundamental assertion from the white house over many months of this young administration, and that is, there was no collusion, no cooperation of any kind, that this is all a hoax and it's an excuse by democrats. well, we now know all of that is not true and that they deliberately misled the american people when there were clearly figures like kushner, like manafort and perhaps the president who knew there was this kind of meeting going on and who knew according to don
junior's owners mails that they welcomed help from the russians to defeat hillary clinton. >> they say that doesn't equal -- the white house, david, says that doesn't equal collusion, it never happened. >> well, first of all, what does matter is that they were open and welcoming that kind of help. the fact that they had the meeting -- the fact the president would stand up and say anyone would take that meeting, as john just said, is basically untrue. it's incompetence that the leader of the free world and the leader of our country should know who our adversaries are and what they may be up to. one of the things i've said consistently, the willful disregard that russia is an adversary and is out to hurt the united states and not help the united states is something that donald trump has repeatedly been willing to put aside. and whether it's because of his business relationships with russia, whether it's because he looks up to putin because he thinks he's a tough guy and a strong man, or whether he likes the fact that he's being
flattered, all of which has clouded his judgment to make him say things that are demonstrably untrue. the bigger picture is here is, investigators want to look at a pattern of falsehoods from the white house as they try to make sense of and explain their behavior. it's their behavior, the president's reactions, his falsehoods, deliberately saying things that aren't true and failure to explain things that create more questions that have made this investigation worse, that have made it more intense. in the end there may be no collusion. there may be no crime whatsoever. it may simply be incredibly bad judgment. that would be significant enough. the way they're acting, the way they're hiding information, the fact that the president is involved in a misleading statement coming back a week ago on air force one, they're going to have to account for that to the american people. you can't behave that way and get away with it because you put some tough guys on tv to push people around and divert from the fact that they made an
assertion that's not true. they didn't tell the truth about this for months. >> we should note that president trump has just left paris. we understand he is on his plane flying back to newark, new jersey. he often watches television on his flight. if you're watching, good morning, thank you for your viewership. he tweeted a picture of himself alongside french leader emmanuel macron. he said it was a great honor to represent the united states at the magnificent bastille day parade. congratulations president emmanuel macron. we saw the parade, an incredible series of handshakes between the two leaders. we see personal diplomacy at work. clearly a relationship that i think emmanuel macron is cultivating quite a bit right now, and president trump is willing to entertain. >> absolutely willing to entertain. i think president trump went on this trip to allow macron to make the effort to build the relationship, to see if they
could form something -- >> so mission accomplished. >> it looks like they've formed some sort of a bond in public here. we do know they talked at length about syria. they talked at length about terrorism, where the two countries can work together. it seems like their talk was a little less intense around the issues they disagree on. president trump left open this notion yesterday that there might be some future work on the paris climate accords that he pulled out of. >> do you think he meant that? i'm not sure he meant that. it sounds like the type of thing we hear from president trump or candidate trump, sure, it can happen. >> i think it was a bush-off kind of remark. what would be the reason to say that unless he was trying to keep the relationship going and not be rude to his host. >> that's it, that's the reason, to make nice while he's with the french president. >> that very well may be his reason, going back to the original point of a relationship being cultivated. >> a lot to analyze and watch for today.
panel, thank you very much. >> senate republicans, their latest health care bill is meeting with resistance already, and they have no margin for error. two republican senators already say they will vote against. they'll even vote against the motion to proceed to bring it to the floor. can the republican leader turn the tide? cnn's suzanne malveaux live from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john. already it seems as if the bill is in trouble. president trump acknowledging such in the twitter storm this morning, saying he'll come back to his desk pen in hand ready to sign, this is something republicans have to deliver. also aboard air force one expressing appreciation for how difficult this might be saying, it's one of -- the only thing more difficult than peace between israel and the palestinians is health care. it's this narrow road about a quarter inch here. you get a couple here and you find out you just lost four over here. health care is stuff. what is tough about this? the moderates and conservatives of his own party trying to see eye to eye.
the revision here including an option for cheaper plans with fewer benefits. that's an odd to conservatives, the ted cruz amendment. a provision to allow people to use their health savings account to pay for premiums, that is not allowed for the law now. a $45 billion boost to help with opioid addiction. no significant changes to medicaid from the last bill, which means huge medicaid cuts, a real serious blow to the moderates. and finally, no repeal on taxes for the very wealthy. that a nod to the moderates. so far we have two republicans who are definite nos. the republicans cannot afford to lose another vote. otherwise this dies and it dies before it is even going before a vote or debate. john and alisyn. >> suzanne, thank you very much. we will be speaking to congressman sean duffy about this coming up. also the president coming to his son's defense while in france saying most people would have taken that same meeting with the russian lawyer. congressman duffy will give us his response to that as well.
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obamacare. can this one pass? let's discuss with republican congressman sean duffy. good morning, congressman. >> good morning, alisyn. >> do you like this new revised plan? >> i like any plan the senate can pass. they need to get a product that you can get moderates and conservatives in the senate to get behind. i think they're making good progress. i think mitch is pushing them hard. i think a lot of senators went home over the fourth of july break and they got an earful from constituents that obamacare is failing them, prices are skyrocketing, deductibles are increasing. >> is that the earful that they got? a lot of the video that we've seen of the earful they get is people saying do not cut medicaid by $772 billion over the next two years, i rely on it, or we need more help for opioid abuse than what we see in here. >> i think you've seen the left, who loves obamacare, they've been giving pressure to the house and senate for the last six months. but the right has been somewhat silent. when they went home, the right
has reared its head and said, listen, i've led you do your work. i've stood pat and supported you. if you don't get this done, as your supporters, we're going to go ballistic on you. they haven't heard from this side of the political aisle in the debate until they went home. when republicans, conservatives and even independents were getting hurt by the health care law, obamacare, they're mad and ledding their republican senator know about it. >> you think, just so i'm clear, that the town halls that your colleagues are confronting when they go home, their constituents are mostly saying come on, you have to repeal obamacare. >> what i'm saying is you have a couple of constituencies. you have democrats, you have liberals coming to town halls for months. that's not changed. republicans not not been engaged
because they thought they would get a health care bill done. when they thought the senate may not act, now they're engaging and reach out to their senators and letting their opinions be known that no action is acceptable in health care. >> let's just dive in, you and i for a moment in terms of the details we know so you can tell me if you're comfortable. here are the proposed changes, option for a cheaper plan with fewer benefits. that's what republicans have been pushing for for a long 250i78. why pay for benefits you may never use. hss payment allowance on premiums, you have more control over your own health savings accounts. $the 45 billion for substance abuse, no changes in medicaid from the previous bill, $772 billion cuts over the next ten years. no repeal on obamacare taxes on the wealthy. are you comfortable with all these things? >> what i want is for people to pick a plan that works for them and the risks they face in their life and find a plan that fits
their budget, a plan they can afford. right now in my home state of wisconsin, you might have an obamacare gold or silverman, and it might have a whole array of coverages that are wonderful, but you can't afford it. if you can afford it, the deductible is so high, you can never use it. the cruz amendment, we can offer those plans to the american people, the wisconsinites. >> that's the first tenet there that we talked about. >> to save health savings account for health care risk in the future is a good thing as well. >> the $45 billion, that's a sticking point for the substance abuse. do you think that's enough? >> at this point i think it is. as we get in to try to wrap our hands around opioid abuse around the country, if it's not enough, the congress will act to give more. this is not an issue that's republican or democrat.
this is just crushing communities and families. if we go with $45 billion and we need more, i think the congress will act to give more money to address this crisis. >> you know governors say they're going to need more. >> again congress is going to act. if we go through this money and need more money, i think more money will flow. >> we haven't gotten your take yet on the don junior meeting with the russian lawyer now that we've seen the e-mails. how do you characterize what happened here? >> i don't have an issue with it. let me take a step back, alisyn. in politics, if i meet with -- whether it's a citizen or a non-citizen and they give me information or an idea or talk about policy, there's nothing wrong with that. that's not a crime. so to have a potential meeting where this source might give you evidence that the dnc was taking money from russia or hillary
clinton was committing a crime, and then once you find out this is a bogus meeting and after 20 minutes you kick them out of the office, i have no problem with what don junior did. and i don't think any prosecutor would either. >> the fact it was a hostile foreign power, does that change it for you? >> hostile foreign power? what does that mean? do we say you can take information from non-hostile foreign powers. i remember looking at barack obama when he said to mitt romney, the 1980s want their foreign policy back, showing love to the russians, hillary clinton with the reset button. the ones who have loved the russians have been the democrats. to now say when obama was there they were great friends, but now trump is there they're a hostile state. i agree, they're no froend of the u.s. i want to be clear on that. to report this -- >> to follow your logic, they're no friend to the u.s., so meeting with them as somebody who sends an e-mail saying this is from the highest level of government, that's okay? >> my question is what are they
trying to do? if this is information about money that went to the dnc from russians, we're okay with that -- >> you know don junior was looking for dirt on hillary clinton, that's what the e-mails say. >> if hillary clinton has done something wrong, if she committed a crime, if there was information you would get with what bill clinton did in greasing the skids for uranium one when hillary clinton was secretary of state, i'm okay -- >> you would trust the russians to give you that information? >> what i would say, alisyn, if i got that information, i can run it down within my team, i can report it to the fbi. there's a number of different things i can do with that information. but i have no problem with a meeting that basically turned into nothing. you have to recognize, don junior had a 20-minute meeting. he said this woman is crazy, get the hell out of here. >> if we believe his account -- he has a few credibility issues
given his story has changed. if we believe his account, it turned into nothing. you're saying, if you got an e-mail saying this comes from the highest level of the russian government, we have information from you, you would take that meeting before you called the fbi. >> there's two distinctions. one, there is politics and legality. politically i would go, you know what, i might have someone else take that meeting. i might not take that meeting myself. but i might still want the information. you have a family, the trumps, who have been wildly involved in business in new york. these aren't politicos. these are people not involved in politics. you can see through the course of the campaign there's been political stumbles. >> naivete. >> yeah. i don't think it's a bad act on the part of donald junior in my opinion. >> thank you, we appreciate your view. >> thank you, alisyn. have a good morning. two republican senators
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this weekend will be anything but relaxing for senate republicans, on a rocky road to repealing obamacare. the republicans can't afford to lose anymore votes. where do the issues lie in this new version. we'll discuss this with one of the original architects of obamacare, dr. ezekiel emanuel from university of pennsylvania and author of "prescription for the future." doctor, let me put up on the screen some of the big changes to the new republican version here, an option for cheaper plan with fewer benefits. hsa payment allowance on premiums, $45 billion for substance abaaoud opioid treatment, no changes to medicaid from previous bill, no repeal on obamacare taxes for the wealthy. the first item, the so-called
cruz amendment, the option for a cheaper plan with fewer benefits. what would that change do? >> first of all, that makes this bill even worse than the original bill that mitch mcconnell proposed because this will totally destroy the individual insurance market. here is what happens. in the exchanges where there are these packages that have to have the ten essential benefits, you'll have people who have illnesses or who are old -- older, will purchase there, but young healthy people who want a skinny package will go outside the exchanges, and they will get these very skinny packages. the result is, you have the so-called adverse selection where only the sick are in the exchanges. they drive the premiums up because they tend to use more health care and the exchanges collapse. the insurance companies hate this for that reason. basically it benefits young healthy people who can pick and choose and decide when they're going to actually get real
insurance, and it adversely affects people who are over 50, people who have had any illness. it totally undercuts the pledge by the president and republicans to keep this so-called pre-existing disease exclusion there. so my patients who have cancer, you're going to say, yes, you can get insurance in the exchange, but it will be way too expensive for them. this does not do anything about affordability for precisely the people who need affordability. >> you're saying it makes it worse. you're saying it makes it worse for people -- >> it will end the individual insurance market. >> it does help. it would make premiums cheaper for younger people, healthier people, which is what ted cruz says he's trying to do. >> this is just a distorted way -- basically it makes it cheaper by stripping out things that people need, things like mental health services, things like rehabilitation, things like drug benefits. it doesn't make it cheaper by actually reducing the cost or
getting rid of unnecessary care. it makes it cheaper by saying we're going to throw the air conditioning out of the car. it's no longer going to have power steering. that's not cheaper. >> cruz says not everyone wants power steering and air conditioning. when you talk about health care, not everyone wants -- not every 35-year-old man who has never been married wants maternity care. >> here is the dilemma. if we want the pre-existing disease exclusions, so insurance companies can't discriminate, you have to limit the freedom of people to buy the cheap plans when they're healthy but jump in and get the more comprehensive plans when they're sick. otherwise, the insurance market doesn't work. it's just that simple. we know that you've got to put everyone in one pool and have everyone pay into one pool.
it's cross subsizatidize asian. that is not freedom for patients with cancer, for patients with parkinson's disease. that actually leaves them high and dry without real insurance because they can't afford it. >> one of the big issues on the first version of the plan and on the house version was what happens to medicaid. the cbo on the first version says 15 million fewer people would be on medicaid 15 years from now. what happens? >> nothing. they seem comfortable. they can seem to be able to go to sleep at night, throwing 15 million people off of insurance and sending much more of the financial burden for medicaid on to states. that is a terrible way to go. remember, most of these people who got the medicaid expansion are adults working in jobs and trying to do their best, but their employer doesn't give them insurance. these are not so-called -- ronald reagan's disparaging
phrase, people who were welfare queens or mitt romney's disparaging phrase of the 40% of takers. these are people hard working in america. it's just that their employers don't offer insurance. now we're going to pull out the rug from under them. the republicans seem willing to do that. >> again, no changes from the previous senate version of the bill. the president yesterday was talking about, again, the complications of health care reform. he said the only thing more difficult between peathan peace you've written a whole book on this. prescription for the future. what's your answer to walking down this narrow road that's a quarter of an inch wide? >> first of all, it's not a narrow road. as i've often said, if you put republican health policy people and democratic health policy people many a radio, we agree 60% or 70% of the time about
what needs to be done. as i say in my book, one of the things we need to do is change the way we pay doctors and hospitals, we need to pay them per person, pay them in the bundle payments all the fees for a procedure like a hip replacement in one price. that will create incentives for them to keep people healthy, to focus on how to get rid of unnecessary care and deliver care more efficiently. when i went around the country and looked at places that were doing that, there were many, many places that are actually doing a terrific job. they've been able to reduce the hospital rate -- the rate at which they hospitalize patients 40% in some cases. that saves a lot of money. and it's actually good for patients because they're healthier. you need to look at specific cases. we need to change everything we do for patients from how we schedule appointments to how we care for patients with chronic illness. once we do that, health care will become much more affordable and those premiums will come down. that's actually the key to the
long-term making health care more affordable for the public, is to change the way we deliver care that reduces the cost. that's what my book is about, illustrating cases where this does work. that's bipartisan. it's not individual party, the way mitch mcconnell is doing it. and we can do it because there are good examples that can be copied around the country. >> dr. zeke emanuel, thank you. appreciate your time. >> if the mcconnell bill fails, then maybe there is an opening for bipartisan health care reform which i've been advocating all this time. >> we will see. thanks, sir. >> thank you. >> alisyn? >> all right, john. the president's lawyer is in some hot water. he's apologizing after sending vulgar e-mails to a critic. we'll tell you what he said next. it's not a quick fix.
president trump's personal lawyer is apologizing for vulgar e-mails and threats he sent to a complete strange. cnn's kyung lah explains what happened. >> it's got a lot of disparaging personal information about mr. kasowitz. >> reporter: the tirade came from a show on president's lawyer, marc kasowitz and why he doesn't have security clearance. >> -- with this very damning sourcing. >> reporter: the viewer searches out kasowitz and e-mailed him at 9:28 p.m. eastern time according to e-mails published by propublica. the viewer wrote, mark, you don't know me, i don't know you.
i believe it's in your interest and the long-term interest of your firm for you to resign from your position. five minutes later kasowitz replied with two words, f you. 15 minutes later kasowitz e-mailed again. you don't know me, but i will know you. how dare you send me an e-mail like that. i'm on you now. you are expletive with me now. he continues to bee rate the writer ending the e-mail, watch your back, then an expletive. the unnamed viewer replied writing thank you. so which kasowitz wrote two more e-mails, call me. don't be afraid you piece of -- expletive. the last e-mail, i already know where you live. i'm on you. you might as well call me. you will see me, i promise, bro. >> shockingly inappropriate e-mails for a person of mr. kasowitz's stature in the legal profession and as counsel to the president of the united states.
>> reporter: cnn legal analyst paul callan is also a new york attorney, aware of kasowitz's aggressive take-no-prisoners reputation. shortly after fired fbi director james comey testified before the senate intelligence committee, kasowitz swung hard on behalf of the president. >> the president never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone. >> reporter: back then, just like in this e-mail tirade, callan sees echoes of team trump. >> lawyers often become like their clients when they represent clients over a lifetime. of course, donald trump brags about the fact that he's aggressive. he takes no prisoners. as melania once said, if you hit him once, he'll hit you back ten times harder. it seems mr. kasowitz engages in similar tactics. >> whether kasowitz will face any disciplinary action because of these e-mails, callan doesn't
think so, saying they were not a direct part of a legal case. kasowitz perhaps realizing the implications released a statement saying, i should have not responded in that inappropriate manner. this is one of those times when one wishes he can reverse the clock, but of course, i can't. he promised to send an apology to the target of his e-mail rage. kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. >> watch your back. >> first of all, but for the grace of god go all of us. i quit twitter this week because i was about to go full kasowitz on people. >> the big difference is, you're not representing the president of the united states on a big investigation that involves special counsel. >> thank you for that distinction. i think the point is we all understand the impulse of having been pro voerkted by strangers online or via e-mail, and i understand the impulse to send back something slightly barbed. >> all right.
other big news this morning, the murder mystery in pennsylvania. one of the suspects made a stung admission in connection with the death of four young men who disappeared last week. cnn's brynn gingras live in new hope, pennsylvania, with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is what we're being told by cosmo dinardo's attorney who told reporters his 20-year-old client admitted to his participation in the killings of four men who went missing in this suburban philadelphia area just last week. now, what he also told us is that his client has been participating and being involved with authorities, giving them information when he was asked did his client tell authorities where those bodies were buried, he said yes. we are just down the road from where authorities around the clock have been searching a property from the dinardo family, and they did find a grave just yesterday with the remains of one person, one of those men who have been
identified. there were other remains in there as well. at this point, though, we should caution that dinardo has not been charged with murder. we expect updates at a news conference later today. alisyn? >> brynn, thank you very much for the update from that tragic story. meanwhile, president trump spending the last couple days in paris, but a mysterious friend who tells him all about the city of lights was missing in action. who is that friend? find out next. i'm sticking around for this. you're saying the new app will go live monday? yeah. with help from hpe, we can finally work the way we want to. with the right mix of hybrid it, everything computes. (woman vo) to refinance? time (man vo) yes! mortgage rates just plummeted. the time to refinance your home is right now. get started at lendingtree dot com. the only place you can compare up to five real offers side by side, for free. our average customer saves $20,000. quick. beat the fed's 2017 rate hike.
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once troubled teenager is now a high school graduate and is being sworn in to the navy today thanks to the generosity of a phoenix area police officer who went beyond the call of duty. cnn's dan simon has the story. >> there's officers who do this every single day. other officers who do it all the time. >> reporter: officer brandon shepherd gives new meaning to the term "first responder." >> it's my turn. >> reporter: he was the first to truly notice a struggling teen, opening his doors to the high schooler he randomly met on patrol. >> i view him as just another one of our kids. it is kind of odd when he's not around. >> how has he made the biggest difference in your life? >> he's taught me everything i
need to know. stuff like i didn't know before. >> reporter: how this stranger came to be part of the family is a testament to the officer's character and compassion. officers are accustomed to seeing disturbing things, but officer shepherd knew he had to intervene when he later responded to a call at anthony's cramped apartment. >> tempers were high. tensions were high. >> reporter: there was a call to 911 and a fight between family members involving alcohol. when the officer pulled the young man aside -- >> it really bothered me because usually when i've talked to kids and i've talked to people i have an ability, i feel, to get through to them. for some reason it just ate me up inside. >> reporter: so much so that officer shepherd started making frequent trips back to the apartment. >> he's coming by every day. >> yeah. checking on me. >> i think he had a rough go. there was a lot of emotions. didn't have his dad in the picture. don't think he had a solid male role model ever. >> reporter: so officer shepherd began fulfilling that role. and when anthony's home life got
even worse, the officer didn't hesitate. call it an informal adoption. >> i don't know how to explain it but if you were looking at my sophomore year compared to like today, you would see a totally different kid. i think i've matured in every aspect of life. ♪ >> reporter: nearly three years later, the family beaming as the one-time failing student graduates from high school. >> ant in i michael schultz. >> reporter: this summer he plans to enlist in the military. officer shepherd knows that some may think he crossed a line with anthony. but he doesn't care. the teenager, he says, has become the third child he and his wife never planned on having. >> i can't imagine my wife without him around. i don't think anybody else can either. >> reporter: dan simon, cnn, phoenix, arizona. >> great story. okay. here's another interesting story. maybe perhaps your favorite of the day.
on the campaign trail president trump talked about his friend, jim. describing him as a very substantial guy who loves paris. people are now questioning whether jim is real. our sleuth, jeanne moos, investigates. >> reporter: president trump got the royal treatment. whether he was wringing the hand of the first lady of france or complimenting her physique. or getting chummy with her husband, the president. somebody was missing. jim. >> a friend of mine. he's a very, very substantial guy. he loves the city of lights. he's told me for years. jim, let me ask you a question -- how's paris doing? paris? i don't go there anymore. paris is no longer paris. >> france is no longer france. >> reporter: he talked about jim so often, trying to make the point that france had succumbed
to terrorism that "the new yorker" started hunting for jim in vain. he inspired memes and tweets like, "just hanging out with #jim." but when the white house refused to say whether jim actually exists, thus was born jim, the president's imaginary friend. his other twitter account insisting, "i exist." t "the view" dedicated a photo album to jim. a french reporter brought him up at the joint press conference. >> you've mnentioned a friend, jim who told you is no longer. >> that's a beauty. you know what? it's going to be just fine because you have a great president. >> reporter: if jim were imaginary, it wouldn't be the first time an invisible character has entered the political fray. would it? >> what do you mean, shut up? >> reporter: clint eastwood wowed the republican convention roofing with an imaginary barack
obama. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. >> reporter: judging from their body language, donald trump's imaginary friend didn't get between the two presidents. >> i'm coming back. >> and you're always welcome. >> reporter: but what about jim? they're making him jealous. >> france is no longer france. >> reporter: jeanne moos, new york. >> they won't like me for saying that. >> did that answer your question about "jim"? >> look, john miller. maybe that old unnamed imaginary -- >> pr person. >> yes. that worked for donald trump. maybe he could answer questions about jim. >> or maybe your high schoolgirl friend can. >> the one in niagara falls? yes. absolutely. >> she can. >> which was the source of a lot of tension for me. >> i see that. following a lot of news this morning so let's get right to it. it's called opposition
research. that's very standard in politics. >> this really very unlikely that trump knew nothing about this. >> what we don't want to do is jump to a conclusion. >> we have made a series of document requests to donald trump jr. >> i think any witness who's been asked to testify before congress should testify. >> i knew the politics doesn't work. ignorance is not a defense under the law. >> the american people deserve better than obamacare. >> the meat of this bill is exactly the same as it was before, and in some ways even worse. >> i promised to repeal obamacare, not to continue obamacare. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuoqucuomo. >> chris is off, john berman joins me which he is regretting. >> that was a bad decision! meanwhile, president trump is on his way back home of a
whirlwind trip in paris. the president and first lady waving good-bye to france as they boarded air force one. before leaving, the trumps joined france's president to mark bastille day in a massive practice raid. it's been 100 years since american troops arrived on french soil to join world war i. the two men say good-bye to each other with an epic handshake that has everyone talking. >> multiple angles of this handshake which we will show you in a little bit. the president will return to united states facing new questions about what he knew and when he knew about his son's e-mails in meetings with a russian lawyer. now white house aides are under scrutiny by the special counsel for their response to the russia controversy with the president's eldest son. you will remember that they crafted that response reportedly last saturday on the president's trip home from europe. he had a trip to europe last week on the way home, the white house helped craft the response the initial "new york times" story about the white house. >> we don't know who "the white house" is