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to get some dirt on hillary clinton. the earlier reports it was the president's son, his campaign manager, one of the closest advisers and now we know at least eight people were in that room. here's a look. everybody who was in that maybe for different reasons, we're still not exactly clear why they were invited and what was discussed. i want to bring in our global affairs correspondent elise labott in washington and boris, to you first. another wrinkle in the story just today. the white house has brought on an additional lawyer with a specific role to play in this investigation. tell us more. >> that's right, ana. his name is ty cobb and he's just been confirmed to have been hired by the white house to provide guidance and to oversee the white house response into the russia investigation. not just legally, but also in the press. the most interesting thing about this is the timing of his hiring, this comes during a week
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where there were reports of frustration and tension between white house officials and the president's private attorney, marc kasowitz, who had a very rough week after the release of some o -- of some private e-mails of him and a critic, explicit laden and he apologized for that. though kasowitz will stay on as the private attorney, they need to do more when it comes to russia. again, not just legally, but also in the press. ana? >> alise, back to that meeting at trump tower. it was pitched as an opportunity to learn something that would hurt the clinton campaign. so what about this man who was there, the washington lobbyist, former soviet officer, rinat akhmetshin. what do we know about him and what interest would he have in a meeting like this? >> well, we know he was well known, ana, in washington circles. he was a russian lobbyist, working for this russian lawyer who was also in the meeting. natalia veselnitskaya.
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and he was lobbying on behalf of trying to get rid of the legislation, this magnitsky act that was attacking many of the russian officials that were involved in human rights. now, what's very interesting about him is his former military career. he was in the soviet army. he had told some of his friends and colleagues that he had served in military intelligence. now, since then he has been denying those reports but he does seem to have some ties to russian military intelligence. and also in fact earlier this year the senate judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley had been looking into this man who is born in russia, a u.s. citizen. he has been looking into his immigration records because he thinks perhaps he had not registered properly as -- in his lobbying work and noticing his ties to intelligence.
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so obviously a lot of this meeting was talking about that magnitsky act and certainly he's a lobbyist in those endeavors, but his military career, those ties to military intelligence and all the rest of it certainly a lot of interest right now surround this meeting. >> boris, in i response from the -- any response from the white house or the team yet after these new revelations? it's been more than 24 hours. >> that's right, ana. none yet. no official white house statement. the most we have gotten so far is a tweet sent earlier today that the president references the russian hoax but he doesn't get into the specific details of who was in this meeting specifically m specifically the man just mentioned. jay sekulow said that the president didn't know anything about the meeting when it took place and said that no crime was committed.
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that no chargeable offense comes from the meeting. listen to what he said. >> what statute has been violated here? at the end of the day i keep saying this, this is interesting. i understand why you're covering it but the pact is no legal violation for -- for the meeting itself is not a violation of the law. >> now, legal experts tell us, ana, it's not so cut and dry. referencing the fact that a creative prosecutor could potentially look at campaign finance laws that may have been violated because of this meeting. ana? >> alise, talk to me about the broader u.s./russian relationship now and how these new twists and turns might have an impact. >> well, certainly, you know, president trump has been trying to get things back on track with president putin but these investigations and this continued drip drip is only continuing to thwart those efforts and in fact the russians have been very upset about these
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compounds that president obama during his term had seized in the united states in long island saying they were used for intelligence purposes. the russians are now threatening retaliation, if that doesn't -- if those aren't returned. there's a meeting next week between a very top level state department official, tom shannon and his russian counterpart to try to talk about how they can move passed some of these what secretary of state rex tillerson had called irritants in the relationship. but the more the allegations about russian efforts, russian perhaps ties to people with russian intelligence continued to dog the efforts by the u.s. and russia to kind of get their relationship back on track it can't help but make more things complicated. >> thank you both. i want to talk about the shifting stories and the many responses. joining us cnn senior political analyst, ron brownstein. cnn political analyst and white house correspondent for
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politico, tara palmieri. donald trump jr. says he released his e-mails to be completely transparent. now, the white house has praised his move, but i want to play for you part of the interview donald trump jr. gave to fox news on tuesday as part of this decision to be transparent. >> did you ever meet with any other person from russia that you know? >> i don't even know. i probably met with other people from russia. not in the context of a formalized meeting. >> as far as you know, as far as this incident is concerned this is all of it? >> this is everything. >> ron, four days later we now know that wasn't completely transparent. that wasn't everything. what we don't know is why he didn't say something more. if nothing happened, if this is a big nothing burger, why so much misinformation? >> well, first, i think you picked the exact right clip to highlight because donald trump jr. facing these questions went on the single friendliest venue
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that the trump administration has had. went to the staunchest defend their the trump administration has had in media and lied directly to him and i think it ought to be a sobering moment for everyone else who is putting their reputation on the line to defend the trump administration as their stories shift on this. i mean, i think that's a very important moment. to me, it's also a reminder of what i have been saying all week. it is very hard to process these kind of investigations in the 24 hour media cycle. there's so much we don't know about these meetings but, you know, to borrow from donald rumsfeld the known unknowns are that the stories, the portrayal of this meeting almost certainly is going to look different, what led up to it. what came out of it, what was discussed in it after everyone has testified under oath. after the special counsel has done all of the investigation. i do not think by any means we have heard the last word on this and the fact that the story kept shifting over the last week i think is indicative that this white house is going to release, you know, information
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grudgingly, step by step, only when forced -- when their hand is forced. so no one should take i think any of the stories that come out as the last word because, you know, there's always been another turn of the screw. >> you just never know. tara, you have been in touch with some of your sources in the west wing. what is the white house's thinking behind the scenes about how this is being covered? >> well, first of all, a lot of the white house staffers that i had spoken to had spoken about a sense of kind of low morale. you know, there was a feeling for a long time that this was as one person put it conspiracy bs and that there was nothing to it but once they could actually see the e-mails from don jr. a lot of the staffers felt a bit disillusioned. you know, what i have been hearing from my sources is that jared kushner who was in the meeting with don jr., he's really been asking the communications team in the rest
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shop to be more aggressive in their defense of the russia investigation, of this meeting, of the firing of comey and the other things because he sees them as factors that affect the presidency and he thinks that they should be -- you know, very forceful in defending them like changing cable news chirons. calling and trying to place stories in major newspapers and making sure statements are inserted into stories from the white house whereas they have sort of taken a back seat approach. mostly out of fear of becoming too implicated in it. not wanting to have to retain their own attorneys. a lot of them are younger staffers that work in the press ours, don't necessarily have this same sort of income that he has -- that he has. and, you know, they have -- they're very reserved about this. but he says, you know, we should be in full combat mode. you don't have to get into the nitty-gritty but you have to protect the white house. >> so interesting because a lot of the legal experts we have been talking to is saying their best of course would be no comment, stop talking. do less, not more. but ron, sources are telling cnn
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as we're learning what's been happening behind the scenes that jared kushner's attorneys found out about these e-mails back in mid june and ever since they have been strategizing on how to disclose them. the fact that this is how they're being disclosed, what does that tell you? >> well, look, i mean it goes to my point from before. you know, which is that we are at the furthest of the opposite end of transparency from this administration. i mean, if nothing else, jared kushner, paul manafort and donald trump jr. new this meeting occur -- knew this meeting occurred. they took part in it and they allowed their colleagues and even the vice president to go on television and in other even -- venues for months to say there was no contact when there had been. you know, i think this -- the way this in particular has played out i think also kind of points to this question that tara was getting at. which is that not everyone's interests are entirely aligned here even within the administration and, you know, whether jared kushner is pushing
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them to be more aggressive in defending the president, he's put the president in a very difficult position by failing to report so many of his foreign contacts on the security clearance. so, you know, exactly who is pushing against who and whether their interesting all look the same once they are testifying under oath and historically in these kind of scandal, whether it's iran/contra or watergate, i think that's the moment at which you see kind of more of the strand unraveling and people pursuing different courses. >> tara, earlier we played that clip with jay sekulow saying there's still no there there even though there was a meeting. i want to play for you what republican congressman leonard lance was asked about possible collusion. >> can you definitively say, can you say i'm 100% sure the president and his campaign did
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not engage in conspiracy with a foreign apparatus? >> no, that's why i want to get to the bottom of it. >> tara, how do you read that answer? does it show just how much the discovery of this meeting has changed things? >> i think he was playing it safe to say that. he's a republican, but at the end of the day we really don't know -- no one knows. i'm sure only a handful of people in the campaign actually know about the context and the fact that they haven't been as transparent as they claim to be. at the end of the day, you know, maybe this is a shift that you're starting to see a republican perhaps stepping away from trump in support, in his support because of the russia investigation. but i think he was playing it safe. the last thing you want to say is there's no collusion and then a week later we see more e-mails and meetings. who knows, it's been a drip drip drip and the more this investigation moves forward, the senate intel committee, all the committees once they start digging into this i think you'll see a lot more details and a
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lot -- and we'll be able to see if there was more than an intention to collude or actually collusion. >> some of the foreign intelligence experts say they believe this was a test by russia to see how the trump campaign was to receiving help. we don't know if this is the only meeting -- john mccain says he expects more shoes to drop. what do republicans have to weigh right now? >> that's the point. we don't know what's out there, but i think after the last several months the assumption is there's more out there than you know today. that's why again it's so hard for anyone to process this in realtime. i want to go back to what tara said. i think there's one interesting point. historically when you had this controversy swirling around the white house it's diminished their ability to push their agenda. what's kind of odd about this scandal is that it is consuming so much of the oxygen that it -- in some ways it's providing a cloak or a cover for the republicans in the senate on this giant health care struggle. i mean, just today, you know, just today you had the
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republican governors of arizona, arkansas, nevada and ohio, the republican governors reaffirming their opposition to the revised senate health care bill. six republican senators in those states obviously any one addition of them would sink the bill. it's very hard for the media or the public to kind of keep the central focus that you would have. it's played into mitch mcconnell's hands of ignoring public hearing, ignoring markup, trying to do as quietly and surreptitiously as possible. they are pulling away from the administration perhaps in some of the unequivocal defense, but on the agenda side what -- you know, that's still moving forward and in some ways being cloaked by what's happening on this kind of all consuming story. >> well, the agenda is still moving forward, but still the accomplishments few to speak of. thank you both for being with us. coming up the president's lawyer apologizes, yeah, marc
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kasowitz is apologizing. what led to this apology and his use of some nasty, threatening language to a complete strapger in an e-mail. also, look at this. started a timer on this presidential hand shake that went on and on and on. it's okay, we'll keep the clock running. see how long it lasted a little later. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves to amaze his audience. great show. here you go. now he's added a new routine. making depositing a check seem so effortless. easy to use chase technology, for whatever you're trying to master. isaac, are you ready? yeah. chase. so you can.
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let's talk it over with cnn legal analyst and former homicide prosecutor paul callan. according to "the washington post," kasowitz is struggling to manage his client who won't follow instructions, won't discipline himself. they write this quote after one meeting in which his legal team urged trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent out a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office. what would you do if you were his personal lawyer right now? >> you know, he's got a horrible situation on his hands. he has a president who is being investigated by a special prosecutor. and what lawyers tell their clients is essentially, don't say anything or talk about anything related to the case unless you clear it with me. and the president's, you know, sending out the tweets at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. believe me it's enough to give a lawyer a heart attack or a stress attack which is what happened with marc kasowitz.
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>> what -- >> pardon me? >> do you think that's what happened with the e-mails? i want to read what happened here. and just to bring our viewers up to speed in case they missed it. it's easy with everything moving fast and furious. kasowitz sent this explicit laced e-mail to a stranger, a man who had apparently been watching a cable news segment on the russia investigation and sent him an e-mail and some of what he wrote -- kasowitz back to this viewer, this cable news viewer he says watch your back, bleep. don't be afraid you piece of bleep. paul, what do you think is behind that kind of reaction? do you think it might be stress related or is this just his style? >> well, he's known to be a very aggressive lawyer in court and one of the reasons trump has used him through the years is because that's the style that trump likes. but let me tell you something, ana. that letter -- you know, you're not talking about what's really in it, because you have to bleep
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out half of it is a disgraceful example of a lawyer who's totally lost its in terms of what's proper and improper. i mean, he's representing the president of the united states. you can't be sending letters to people who, you know, complain about you. i mean, social media is a part of life these days and you always get criticism. so i think he's under a lot of stress because trump won't listen to him. there's also been -- there's a lawsuit that was filed against his law firm since he was named as counsel to the president relating to billing improprietaries. has nothing to do with the president but it's put the firm under stress. there was an article in propublica, very harshly critical of kasowitz. i think that combination of things probably caused him to just lose it at 10:00 at night and send that letter out. >> i want to read some of the response. this viewer reportedly told kasowitz he should resign from representing president trump.
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paul, we know the president himself considers himself a fighter and he likes having fighters on his team. but is hiring a tough talking lawyer something that could backfire? >> it usually does in my experience when you hire lawyers who, you know, are totally uncooperative and exist only to fight with the other side, it causes lawsuits to go on far longer than they normally would. but if you look at the history of the way donald trump ran his real estate empire, he used lawsuits really as a weapon and because he had so much money and so much power, he was able to win many cases just because the other side couldn't afford to continue the fight. he started out by the way his first lawyer was a guy named roy cohn who was counsel to the mccarthy committee in the 1950s. considered to be one of the nastiest and vicious lawyers in
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new york and he has since passed away. trump used to take a picture out of roy cohn and show it to people and say i'm going to send this guy after you if you don't agree with me. so this is trump's style and kasowitz just reflects that style. but it worked for trump, it doesn't usually work for other people unless they have a billion dollars to spend on legal expenses. >> paul callan, thanks so much. you can read his op-ed on in which he discusses whether kasowitz could now be in legal trouble himself after this fiery e-mail exchange. thanks, paul. good to see you. coming up, the long good-bye. the epic hand shake between trump and the president of france that set the internet on fire. (man vo) dad forgot how to brush his teeth. (woman vo) my husband didn't recognize our grandson. (woman 2 vo) that's when moderate alzheimer's made me a caregiver. (avo) if their alzheimer's is getting worse, ask about once-a-day namzaric. namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients taking donepezil.
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kushner was rubbing shoulders with the super wealthy in sun valley, idaho. the images of kushner at this posh resort were a stark contrast to the numerous unflattering headlines about his involvement in a meeting between donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer. now one republican has some pointed advice for the president. congressman bill flores of texas said this, quote, i'm going out on a limb here. but i would say that i think it would be in the president's best interest if he removed all of his children from the white house. not only donald trump jr., but ivanka and jared kushner. joining me now, cnn political commentator and former reagan white house director jeffrey lord and robert zimmerman. this is a lightning round. here are the rules. you each have 30 seconds to respond to the questions and each get a chance for each question. we have a buzzer when your time is up. so our first question, are you ready? >> ready. >> all right.
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is it in trump's best interest to get his kid, his children out of the white house? robert? >> i think the kardashian family would be a better job with the exception of barron. they're all involved in conflicts of interest like jared kushner he's left off over a hundred names and had to change the disclosure forms and he should have his clearance security pulled. >> nice. jeffrey, i want to get what your thoughts are. >> yeah. not even close. i definitely think he should keep them. he depends on them. they're great for him. and other presidents andrew jackson, martin van buren, franklin roosevelt, abraham lincoln and particularly john f. kennedy have had family members in the white house in the cabinet or highly placed and they depended on them and so should trump. >> all right.
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guys, moving on, conservative columnist fox news contributor charles krauthammer he said that donald trump jr.'s e-mails are proof of attempted collusion. >> i don't think it's illegal. i don't think anyone is claiming it's illegal, but the one thing that it does, it totally undermines a six month story from the white house to which i was empathetic, that there wasn't any collusion. this was a bungled collusion. this is amateurish collusion, this is keystone kops collusion, but it doesn't change the fact it was attempted collusion. >> he says collusion over and over again. even if there's nothing illegal about what happened here the e-mails they're black and white. do you agree with his assessment that this is now evidence of collusion? >> no. i don't. i think it's silly. former speaker gingrich called this fevered insanity. i think that an apt description.
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i would like someone to come here to pennsylvania to show me what votes were changed by the meeting. the answer is none. >> robert? >> well, we have gone from first saying there were no meetings with russians to saying there was no collusion, now to argue that the collusion was not illegal. the point here is we clearly know by the e-mails not only was it an attempted collusion, but the trump family was embracing. they were truly embracing the idea of an enemy state working with them to interfere in the presidential election. so the question is not whether it's illegal, but the question of what's next. it's certainly not patriotic. >> while we're dealing with timers let's take a look at this. this epic hand shake between president trump and president macron of france. it lasted a whopping 29 seconds. it involved so many things. you can't help but laugh.
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what does the body language say to you? >> think about it this way. the president refused to shake chancellor angela merkel's hand and then he tried to push a world leader away from his spot so he could get a better photo-option and try to push a world leader out of the way. now he seems to be engaging in these hand shake embraces like with the president of france and either he's -- either he's holding on for dear life or his small hand may have gotten caught in the sleeve of the jacket. i'm not sure. >> what's your take? >> well, he's a good shaker, he's a nice guy. he can be very engaging and i think that's what you were seeing there and nothing more. >> you don't -- well, we have a few extra seconds you don't think there was more going on there? i mean, he was holding on, hugging -- not letting go. >> i think he's building alliances with the allies.
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>> all right. >> that's -- i mean, we never have been more unpopular with our allies and held in more disrespect. he has a lot of work to do. when he's not insutsing the allies. >> let's move on. singer kid rock created buzz this week. he said he's planning to run for the senate in michigan and even elizabeth warren, said, well, maybe this a joke. but we thought that donald trump was joking when he rode down that escalator at trump tower and announced his campaign too. jeffrey, are we entering a new era of celebrity politicians? >> i think it's accelerating. as someone who worked for the famous b-movie actor who became a television star who became president after becoming governor of california, we have seen this movie before as it were. governor schwarz negligenter, et cetera.
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it's accelerating, but still the same thing. >> robert, final thought. >> first i want to say to jeffrey, you served our country very well and we should acknowledge that, but i also want to point out that while we're seeing an acceleration of celebrity politicians if you will, let's remember after arnold schwarzenegger california went back to its former governor, jerry brown. who is a previous governor and a state attorney general. after donald trump, we may want to go back -- it may sound boring. we may want to go back to people who have been proven leaders in business and government and not reality tv show stars. >> all right. gentlemen, thanks. jeffrey, a quick bonus question for you. i can't help but ask. what happened to that picture of ronald reagan behind you that you used to always -- used to be so prominent. >> i know. i had cataract surgery on my right eye. and i am strictly forbidden by the doctor from lifting the printer behind me and putting it on the floor and putting president reagan there. so until next week we've got to leave the printer where it is.
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>> reagan got upstaged by a printer. well, we wish you a fast recovery. >> fast recovery. >> thank you, both. thanks again guys. coming up, taxing trump, the legal fight over how much the president's business has to pay in taxes on his u.s. golf resorts. plus, what a group of goats has to do with all of it. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." wise man, i'm nervous about things i can't control... affecting my good credit score. i see you've planted an uncertainty tree. chop that thing down. the clarity you seek... lies within the creditwise app from capital one. creditwise helps you protect your credit. and it's completely free for everyone. it's free for everyone? do hawks use the stars to navigate? i don't know. aw, i thought you did. i don't know either. either way it's free for everyone. cool. what's in your wallet?
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later golfing on the lush course. and federal election filings just last month, the organization claims the value is more than $50 million. but in the lawsuit filed thursday against palm beach county, the attorneys say it's worth $18.4 million. trump's lawyers claimed it's worth no more than $5 million. why? if you lower the value -- >> if you lower the value you pay less taxes. >> so it's about how much you pay the town. >> yeah, the state of florida and the city of palm beach. >> reporter: it's a years long pattern rebooted every year. he has fought the tax assessments on all 12 of his u.s. golf courses except the one in bedminster, new jersey, where he gets a farmland tax break for having goats on the property. the trump organization is also suing the small town of new york, population 40,000, to
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lower his taxes on his westchester golf course. touting a water fall on the 13th hole, trump national claims it's the most expensive golf hole ever constructed. and campaign filings trump says the course is worth more than $50 billion, but his attorneys say it was far less. only $1.35 million. the tax difference between those two values is about $427,000 a year. >> it's so unfair. who is paying the difference except for the people of oxam. >> reporter: and they're fighting the people south of los angeles. public tax documents obtained by cnn show in 2007 the course was worth $67 million. but year after year, trump filed hundreds of appeals to drop the value of the golf course by tens of millions of dollars.
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all those appeals have dropped the value to $27.7 million. down $40 million in nine years. multiple tax experts tell cnn this trump is not alone in what he's doing, many wealthy people have attorneys fighting to lower the tax bill. do you find anything overall problematic, since this is the president of the united states? >> if you think the system is easily manipulated why should the average person have to pay taxes or value property properly or pay their fair share? >> a cnn did reach out to the trump organization for comment on the jupiter property as well as the other trump golf properties. we did not receive a response. coming up, scandal in silicon valley. in a rare sit down interview, six women come forward with shocking stories from one of the most powerful places on earth.
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this. but they sat down with cnn's senior tech correspondent lori siegel. it is amazing you were able to get so many women to come forward to share their stories. does it speak to you about what's happening in silicon valley on a much larger scale right now? >> i think it's a watershed moment. we have heard about these stories happening behind closed doors in the tech community. this is where the money is. this is where the power is. but we haven't seen people come forward and talk about it like this. i sat down with six women, they have different stories. they're sharing the stories in the hopes it will bring about change. take a listen. >> you don't want to tell people that you were in a business meeting and somebody shamed you and feel less than. >> it was the moment that i felt my leg being grabbed under the table that i thought, holy moly, this is real. >> we are sitting at a starbucks and he grabs my face and he tries to make out with me. >> i hate to say this, it's the
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norm. and i hope that we can change that. >> so this is my story. in 2001, the environment was a lot different because of the dotcom crash. i was faced with raising more money or letting go of employees. so one time, i had he ordered a 5,000 dollar bottle of wine, and i couldn't even remember how many times the glass got filled. all of sudden, he was conveying to me how attracted he was to me, tried to lean over to kiss me, and i pulled away. i'll never forget when he touched me under the table, and, like, looked into my eyes and grabbed my leg and squeezed it, and said, you know, i'm going to help you, i'm going to do this for you. i said -- like he was my savior or something, and at the same time, he's violating me. >> i was lucky enough to have a
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mentor who had never expressed any romantic or sexual interest in me, and we were literally working on spread sheets, the least sexy thing in the world. i remember we were side by side in front of the computer, and in the end, he stood up and pulled out his erect genitalia, pulled out the erect penis, right in eyesight, it was uncomfortable, unfair, but it happened, and it was not the last time something like that would happen. >> when he did that, i felt disgusted. >> demoralized and disrespected, like i didn't have worth as a woman in business. >> like all my accomplishments, i already raised $5 million in venture funding. that didn't matter. >> if i was sitting across from the investor who harassed me, i'd say to him, i'm here to talk business and nothing else. it's strange to me when you look at your pipeline and deal flow
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as opportunities for your rom romantic life. >> what else do you have to prove? you have the money. you have the power. you have the decision making ability. you have it all. like, why do you do this? >> you preyed on a group of women that you thought were too afraid or not in a position to speak up, and, clearly, you were very, very wrong. >> good for these women sharing these stories. now that they have come forward, what can be done? >> you know, i think part of it, when you talk to the women, like, we just want to get back to work, right, but we have a responsibility to share these stories for change to happen. what brings about change is a different structure, a way for these women to be able to tell these stories and actually report people who are misbehaving, and right now, the structure, you don't necessarily have that in a venture capitalist community where, you know, if people misbehave, there's no one to go to.
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the cofounder of linked in talked about an industry wide standard for hr to give people the ability to report bad behavior. >> i can only imagine the risk or feeling of a risk of retaliation. >> of course. >> by sharing the story, but thank you for bringing that to us. appreciate it. reminder, you can find laurie's series "mostly humans" streams right now on cnn go. we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ i'm michael in philadelphia, and welcome the viewers in the united states and around the world. what a week for people name donald trump. not long after we learned that trump golf clubs had fake "time" magazine covers featuring trump senior hung on the wall, a realtime cover was published donald jr. wishes were fake. the e-mail trail on trump jr. proves willingness to collude with russia. >> they tell us there's nothing to this, nothing came of it, nothing, why is it lie after lie after lie? >> but as i'm


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