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this is the most devastating storm in modern history. >> we're looking at four to six months without electricity. >> it is epic expectations. >> mexico rescuers racing against the clock to find earthquake survivors trapped beneath the rubble. >> rescue workers have made contact with a young girl who they believe is still alive. mueller's team looking at dismissals of flynn and comey. >> clearly mr. manafort had a series of relationships with folks in russia. at some point we're going to want to bring him in. >> this is new day with chris cuomo and alyson camerota.
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>> welcome to your new day. we have breaking news. hurricane maria lashing the dominican republic. the storm knocking out power to the entire island of puerto rico. the island's governor doesn't know how long it will take to replace that country's -- that commonwealth's very fragile infrastructure. the hurricane is blamed for one death in puerto rico. let me tell you, that is an amazing surprise that it didn't take more life. fourteen lost their lives in nearby dominica. we have another top story. that's the frantic search for a young girl buried in the rubble of her school in earthquake-ravaged mexico. emergency crews have been working around the clock in the rain to rescue this 12-year-old is and maybe two other children who were trapped alive in the debris. rescuers are communicating with her. they say she is wiggling her
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fingers but they cannot get to her yet. this magnitude 7.1 quake killed at least 250 people. we have the global resources of cnn covering both of these natural disasters. let's begin with nick paton walsh live in puerto rico. what's the latest, nick? >> reporter: still under a flash flood warning in the capital of san juan. people are beginning to take the boards down they put up to fend back the worst of the storms, perhaps getting a better glimpse of the devastation around them. it is staggering. four to six months they could see themselves without electricity. slowly waking up to devastation that hurricane maria brought in a matter of hours. puerto rico, ravaged. after taking its first direct hit from a category 4 hurricane in nearly a century. the governor imposing a curfew
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each night for puerto rico's 3.4 million residents. the entire island in the dark after the power grid was completely knocked out. >> we're looking at four to six months without electricity. >> reporter: roofs ripped off buildings. homes reduced to rubble. streets swallowed by floodwaters, littered with debris. gas stations under water. the island's already fragile infrastructure decimated. the governor asking president trump to declare the island a disaster zone. >> this is the most devastating storm in a century quite frankly in modern history. >> reporter: hurricane maria unleashing punishing winds up to 155 miles per hour. pelting torrential rain sideways and breaking trees in half. as residents rode out the storm, some in shelters, others in stairwells. i have never seen anything like this. the ferocity powering through. it is pulling off the awnings and pulling out the trees, too.
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this is the road of destruction we encountered on our drive from the east coast in palma del mar, where maria made landfall. forcing us to evacuate our hotel. the devastation staggering. the highway littered with downed trees, downed cables and telephone poles, propellers snapping off wind turbines. the closer we got to san juan, the more dangerous the drive became. water inundating the roadways as we tried to pass. storm surges upwards of five feet, turning streets into rivers and parking lots into swimming pools. the monster storm devastating much of the caribbean. the worst of it captured in these aerial images on the island of dominica. at least 14 people are dead, many others still missing. officials estimating about 70%
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of the island's buildings damaged or destroyed. staggering situation still unfolded. people are being rescued. dozens of families rescued overnight by the national guard, continuing to pull people out of flood-stricken areas. and a tweet from the governor here saying how, in fact, they arrived at 1:00 in the morning, continued for four hours but were only able to make three trips to pull families out. that's how huge the family was. puerto rico waking up to streets that are rivers, homes that are flattened, roofs that are missing. the electricity won't be there for months. chris? >> they are all living that bizarre reality, as are you, nick, how the sky betrays the reality that you were in just a day earlier. another beautiful day behind you in puerto rico. but when they wake up, how severe do you believe the
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destruction is to the living structures and the infrastructure, the ability to get back to work, to school, to life. >> chris, it's the recovery that is the important thing. what we saw on the way over here is startling devastation. forests torn to pieces, ripped to their bare bones. electricity lines and pylons torn across motorways. how can they pull it back and get moving again. we know puerto rico it has a national debt. it is basic lu a bankruptcy. dealing with the billions of dollars that hurricane irma caused. they were in the weakest possible position and sucker-punched when hurricane maria came storming through. this is going to last possibly for years, the recovery here. people are starting to do the job. but every morning they wake up to a new set of challenges. lesser terroris
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lesser. >> you just spelled it out. it is is staggering what they are facing in terms of the future. no one knows when they will start to rebuild or get powerback. nick, thank you very much. where is hurricane maria headed now? cnn's meteorologist chad myers has the track. >> it is moving north of the dominican republic. there's the north shore and the eye. very well defined. now, we still don't have radar back. look act how much white and now even some purple across the western half of puerto rico itself, we are seeing very heavy rainfall there. it wouldn't be out of the question that nick sees rain here in the next hour or so. it will be interesting to see truly what the next hour brings for him to see if that band gets through there. we know it is just hammering the north shore of the anyone can republic and making flash flooding there. that will be the story for the next few hours for the d.r. eventually it turns to the north. how quickly can it turn to the right? so far overnight the models are
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agreeing that this is a gutter ball. what we call a storm between bermuda and the u.s. we knew it would take some time to figure out whether it would hit the u.s. or go to the right. so far everything now down the middle. maybe it will be a strike right through the middle of the bermuda chain and also for the u.s. that will be absolutely perfect. so what are we dealing with right now in puerto rico? well, it has been raining so very much. some spots could have picked up 30 inches of rainfall from the storm. puerto rico has a flash flood warning for the entire island. not just for one county, the entire island. that's because of the topography. there is a lot of topography here. some of the mountains almost 4,000 feet high. when it rained on the mountains, it washed back down. so we are getting all of this flooding back down where the water was coming up with storm surge, now it is getting pushed back away with freshwater and mud flooding. this will be a tough couple of
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days still for puerto rico weatherwise, let alone without power and water for as long as we have been talking about this. it could be months. >> we'll have to stay on it, chad. because the need is going to sustain over weeks and months. thank you very much for the information. we'll check back with you the next hour. we have another breaking story. a frantic search from survivors from the mexican earthquake. rescuers often digging by hand are working around the clock. they have a 12-year-old girl made contact with. she is waving her fingers. they have been able to pass things back and forth. they can't get her out because they are too worried about the compromised structure around her. rosa flores is live watching this search. their concern is if she is there, who else is in the school? how can they get to them without making the entire structure collapse even more? >> reporter: you know, chris, it's a painstaking search because they have to be so careful. as you mentioned, they use human
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hands because only human hands can be that careful to remove debris but keeping an eye on the collapsed structure to make sure they don't collapse the building further and perhaps destroy life when they are trying to protect it. let me take you through this. here is what we have learned from some of the volunteers and some of the rescue work. they say what they do is they are trying to shore up this building. so they will use beams. they will use whatever they can get to make sure they can secure the area. then there is these heroic rescue workers that make their way through to try to listen for life. a lot of the times you'll either see people raising their fists. this is a sign of silence for people to be silent. for people to listen carefully because they believe that they are hearing signs of life. once they do that, they figure out a way to follow the crevasses, the cracks that have been created because of this collapsed building.
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now, all of this very dangerous for these rescue workers. but doing this around the clock. there are hundreds of resources here. because just imagine the agony of these parents that kissed their children good-bye just because they were going to school on tuesday morning, only to know that this earthquake would happen. now they are trapped inside. we know of this 12-year-old girl that's trapped. they believe others are trapped inside too. so there are other parents that are also hoping and praying that these rescue workers will be able to follow these signs of life through the cracks and crevasses in this collapsed building to find the children and bring them to safety. >> so, rosa, are the parents right there on the scene with you, or are they being kept away somewhere? >> reporter: we haven't seen parents at the scene here, alyson. we have seen family members at other buildings.
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there are dozens of collapsed buildings in and around mexico city. in other buildings, we have seen family members. they are waiting with swollen eyes. a lot of them haven't slept. they have just been outside that building. in other areas, we have seen lists of people who have been rescued so family members can come by and check the lists. there are other lists, the lists of the people missing. as people are rescued or unfortunately found dead, those named are scratched off the missing list and added to the death toll, unfortunately. here, we haven't seen those parents. but i can only imagine the agony that they are going through as the minutes and hours continue to pass and these rescue workers of course risking their lives to hopeful live bring their children to safety. >> we know by all indications they're working like crazy down there. and as much tragedy as there is, they have made amazing rescues.
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we have seen it around the world. i have watched it in person. they find people days later. i don't know how people survive, but they do. so we have to hold out hope. rosa, thank you for being our eyes and ears on the ground. >> so president trump's actions are now under scrutiny by special counsel robert mueller. what we're learning about what mueller is looking at exactly now. that's next. we are leave a mark. experience a shift in the natural order. experience amazing. tech: when you schedule with safelite autoglass, you get a text when we're on our way. you can see exactly when we'll arrive. i'm micah with safelite. customer: thanks for coming, it's right over here. tech: giving you a few more minutes for what matters most. take care. kids singing: safelite® repair, safelite® replace.
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russian investigation. cnn learned special counsel robert mueller has requested white house documents, not about campaign aides but president trump's own actions. as the "washington post" reporting that former chair paul manafort also offered a highly unusual deal to a russia millionaire. so we have all of this. what have you learned, joe? potentially a wakeup call for the white house, alyson. they are gearing up for high-profile meetings with world leaders. new developments about the
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russia probe are sure to be top of mind for the white house. special counsel robert mueller turning his attention toward president trump himself. sources tell cnn mueller is requesting documents and information from the white house relate to a raping of events, including the firing of nike al flynn and former fbi director james comey. >> they are seeing information about the oval office meeting with russian officials the day after comey was fired in may. according to the "new york times" in that meeting, mr. trump called comey a nutjob before noting that firing him relieved great pressure he was facing because of russia. president trump's personal attorney ty cobb telling cnn out of respect for special counsel
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and his process the white house does not comment but is fully cooperating with special counsel. a reporter from the "new york times" overheard cobb and a colleague discussing in public last week the friction within the white house about handling investigators's demands. sours tell cnn that mueller is also interested in speaking with a number of former and current staffers. in addition to aides who were on board air force one during the creation of the initial response to news of donald trump jr.'s trump tower meeting with a russian lawyer in june 2016. >> the president weighed in as any father would based on the limited information he had. >> reporter: all of this coming as the "washington post" reports president trump former campaign chairman paul manafort offered briefings on the race with a russian billionaire closely aligned with the kremlin in a july 2016 e-mail, just two weeks before trump accepted the republican nomination.
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the post reports while there is currently no evidence that the meeting took place, he showed manafort's willingness to profit from his role in the trump campaign. he said the e-mails were innocuous. you'll remember the fbi raided paul manafort's home in a no-knock pre-dawn raid. mueller's team appears to be putting legal pressure on manafort, warning he could be charged with possible tax and financial crimes. cnn also reported earlier this week that u.s. investigators wiretapped manafort under a secret intelligence court order both before and after the election, including early this year when manafort was known to talk with the president. chris and alyson. >> joe, appreciate it. thank you very much. we have a good guest to take a deep dive on this. a member of the house intel committee, which is conducting its own russia investigation. good to have you congressman, as
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always. so when we are looking at the russia investigation, flynn could have trouble. but unrelated to what he did in the campaign, manafort could have trouble but arguably unrelated to what he did with the trump campaign. those things may come to pass. but what do you see in the special counsel's actions that in your mind point to a finger of something that happened during the campaign that is relevant. >> yeah. and i should clarify that there is almost no communication between the investigation that bob mueller is doing here and the house and the senate are doing. that's as it should be. the special counsel is focused on whether there was any criminal activity, which is not so much the focus of the congressional investigation. but looking at what has come out in the press, there is no question obviously that special counsel is interested in whether there was obstruction and whether the firing of jim comey, which the president himself had to do with russia and lifting a great weight from his shoulders,
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that that rises to a level of interest for the fbi in this case. >> the president could not have been more helpful to investigators in terms of creating a suggestion of inappropriate behavior, if not something worse. but you know this. the president can fire whoe he wants. the president can-can cancel probes when he want tps they'at not related to him. do you think he either knew or someone explained to him, you can only get rid of a probe like, you can only cancel a probe if it's not about you so make sure comey says it's not about you. >> the president demanding of jim comey and asking the question whether he was under investigation, that was a long time ago. that was before the firing of jim comey. so things can change. if the news reports are to be
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believed, you know, they perhaps have changed and there is interest in exactly what president trump did as president and whether there was some issue of obstruction here. >> do you have legitimate concerns at this point as to whether or not the president of the united states was engaged in illegal behavior? >> as somebody involved in one of the investigations i want to answer that carefully and in a pay that is consistent with impartiality our job should have. if you look at manafort, if you look at flynn, if you look at don jr., roger stone who i anticipate would spend some time in front of my committee, these are all nexuses to either russia, and i say that without saying that there is at this point communication around what the communications with russia were, but those are four, four people of interest with respect to possible connections to the russia. rewind the tape nine months ago.
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we were told by this president, this president's people there was nothing there. no deals, no communication. of course that has proved over time not to be true. >> do you think we're going to see indictments? >> speaking from myself, i would be be surprised if a year from now we don't have a number of people under indictment. >> whether or not it's related to campaign activity remains to be seen. >> yeah. chris, the other piece of this and the reason it's important to be precise is of course we are interested whether there was any collusion, cooperation with the russians on the attack on our elections. i believe, and i think the news out there would suggest, there was all kinds of influence, trading, all sorts of suggestions of i'm close to the president, we should do this. it may turn out if there are indictments it relates more to influence peddling, inappropriate contact, inappropriate use of either the campaign or the white house to suggest that access could be granted in exchange for xyz.
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>> a man that promised to drain the swamp seems to have surrounded himself with big al gators in terms of what kind of behavior he allowed to be around him and in the halls of government. whether or not there is a crime. collusion doesn't exist as a legal concept. it has to be conspiracy. we'll see. let me ask you about a more present danger, which is what's going on with health care in this country. there is an assumption that if the senate gets through the cassidy bill, the house will be in echo. do you believe that? >> i think so. >> you can't stop it? there's nothing the democrats can do? jimmy kimmel is the loudest voice from the left. >> that's right. no, look, the democrats are in opposition and sounding that trumpet as loudly as we can. americans need to understand that it means a lot fewer americans with health care coverage. and they need to understand despite what senator cassidy is saying this means largely doing
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away with the idea that if you have a pre-existing condition you can get coverage. is that just a democratic member of congress talking? no. it is also the entire health care industry. you name the doctors group, the providers group. the hospitals said do not pass this bill. they understand the devastation that would be reaped in the industry. what's happening, chris, as you know, september 30th, the ability to pass a bill with 51 votes goes away because the reconciliation goes away september is 30th. we see no hearings on graham cassidy. john mccain, republican senator. the last gasp of an instinct to deliver on a promise that was not a good idea to begin with, which is repealing obamacare. i think my republicans friends understand that repeal means kicking millions and millions americans off their heating insurance and putting them back to where they were 10 years ago
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where they couldn't get insurance. >> no problems the aca needs problem. arguably should have been fixed sooner. congressman, thank you as always for being on new day to make the case. coming up the next hour, from the's national security adviser h.r. mcmaster. so many issues of natural security. where does he stand? the president made a decision on the iran deal. what is it? >> can't wait to hear that, chris. a bipartisan group of governors are speaking out against the latest effort to repeal and replace obamacare. one of them is virginia mcauliffe. he joins us next. ♪
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a bipartisan group of governors say they are against the graham-cassidy bill. senator cassidy sun with of the sponsors. boy, is he getting treatment
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from jimmy kimmel. here he is after appearing on our show yesterday. >> they sat with chris cuomo with cnn and pulled the all comedians are dummy card. a new jimmy kimmel test for you. it's called a lie detector test. you're welcome to stop by the studio and take it any time. >> harsh words. not apparently in jest. joining us now is senator bill cassidy. what is your response, senator? >> i'm sorry. he does not understand. >> i don't understand because i'm a talk show host, right? help me out. which part don't i understand? where you cut $243 billion from federal health care assistance? am i not understanding the part where states could let insurance companies price you out of coverage for having pre-existing condition cans? maybe i don't understand federal funding disappears completely of 2026. or maybe it was the part where the plans are no longer required to pay for essential health benefits like maternity care or pediatric visits. which part of that am i not
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understanding? or could it be, senator cassidy, the problem is i do understand and you got caught with your gop-enis out. >> joining us now is governor mcauliffe. before we get to the specifics of what's in the bill and what it means for your state and others, do you think jimmy kimmel is having an effect on whether this bill will pass? >> well i think what he's doing is having people pay attention to this. what we are seeing now with this health bill, this is the worst of the worst. i call it the frankenstein of health care bills. it will impact our nation. it will hurt america, americans, virginia and virginians. right now under the aca in virginia, i'm entitled to $2.2 billion a year. so the next six years, i would get $13.2 billion.
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senator cassidy was on the show saying, oh, this is great for virginia. over the next six years, they will get $3 billion. well, i don't know how you count where he comes from. but i can tl yell you $13.2 biln is a lot more than $3 billion. but the worst effect is i would lose all of this money. in 2027, this goes away entirely. and i have 832,000 virginians that would lose health coverage. those with pre-existing conditions can get knocked out. i'm dealing with an opiate crisis. we have elderly, disabled. they would all be impacted. this is wrong for america. they need to do -- president trump needs to do what he promised he would do. health care for everyone. it would be cheaper and better. that is not what this bill -- it doesn't do any of it. it is time for congress to start doing things that actually help people instead of hurting people. >> governor, what is so confusing is everything that you
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just spelled out is completely different than what senator cassidy said on our air yesterday. he said this would be good for you, good for virginia, good for other states. let me remind people how he sold this. listen. >> i'm sorry he does not understand. under graham listen cassidy, more people will have coverage. we protect those with pre-existing conditions. maine, florida, missouri, billions more dollars to provide health insurance coverage for those in those states who have been passed by by obamacare and we protect those with pre-existing conditions >> governor, you can't both be right. how can he say you, virginia, are going to get billions more dollars and you say you are going to lose billions of dollars. >> alyson, you can say whatever you want if you don't believe in the truth and facts don't matter. >> hold on. you think that senator cassidy is lying?
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>> absolutely dead wrong. why his governor, who has to run these programs. i remind you that we the governors run these programs in our states. his own governor signed that letter, by part sap letter. we had an original with 10 governors, five and five, two more have come out against it. why is it these republican governors. let the facts speak as they are. don't rely on me. look at the ama, blue cross/blue shield, look at the experts in the health care industry which have come out and totally vilified this bill. i want everyone in virginia to understand, this is horrible for virginia. $13.2 billion that is available to me today. would not be available to me. and 830,000 plus virginians in 2027. then they say, oh, we'll reauthorize it. don't worry about it. in 2027, we'll reauthorize it. it's laughable to think that my citizens in virginia are going
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to rely on this congress that has not been able to do anything on tax reform, infrastructure. they have nothing done. we are going to put our faith that they are going to reauthorize? even if they reauthorize, with the president's spending levels, i go off a fiscal cliff here in virginia. let the numbers speak for themselves. why have so many democrat and republican governors come out against it? as i say, this is the frankenstein bill. this is worse than a straight-out repeal. the numbers yesterday that came out from the experts, 32 million americans will lose insurance come 2027. these are their numbers, the people who do this. >> it hasn't been scored yet by the cbo. how can you speak with such specificity? >> what we have had to, and i had to do this, we bring in health care experts that advise us on a daily basis on our existing plans to run the numbers. that's how you have to do it. that's another good point, alyson. i agree 100% with john mccain. i have always been a huge
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advocate for senator mccain. he served our nation with distinction, had been a prisoner of war. we are a big military state here in virginia. we have more veterans per capita than any state in america. senator mccain is right. this should be regular order. they had one hearing with no cbo scoring. i remind you when the aca was put up there were hundreds of hearings. it was on the senate floor for 25 days. but none of this -- what are they afraid of? when you rush this through without a cbo score, they know why they're doing it. because that cbo score is going to be devastating to this bill. take a breather. let's go back to where we need to be. we need to fix it. there's things we need to do. and i can promise you this, alyson, americans will see their premiums go up as well. people are going to lose coverage, defund planned parenthood. those in elderly long-term care will be hurt, pregnant women
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will be hurt. i go back to my point, the congress needs to start doing what they were hired to do. come together in a bipartisan skphaerpb help us americans. they have done nothing. people are sick and tired of this grid lock that's going on in washington. we need action, and it's time they put their partisan activity thes aside and really do something to help us. this is what we need in america today. they're tired of this. >> very quickly, one last question because you brought up senator john mccain. you know, he's on the fence today. do you think that he is goings to vote for this? >> well, i read his statements yesterday and he is very upset, as rightfully he should be that this was not done by regular order. why is there no hearings? why is there no cbo score? he's right. it should go through the committee where we add amendments, it goes to the floor, there is a lively debate and you're actually voting on something. they are going to vote on
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something without a cbo score that will affect 32 million americans losing their health care insurance. senator mccain was right. he was right before when he voted against it on the floor before. and i know that senator mccain going to do the right thing. you know what, senator mccain thinks about america first. we need more people up in congress doing the right thing. president trump needs to do what he promised us when he ran for president. even gets coverage. it is cheaper, more reliable and better care. that's where we need to go. we are the greatest nation on earth. but this partisan activity that goes on and they are doing this all for politics is hurting us. it is hurting the governors. we focus on job creation every day, providing health care for our citizens. they want politicians to come together, do their jobs and help people. they don't ask much of us. they want great jobs, a great education system so their children can get a quality education. they want to get in their car and go see a ball game without
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being stuck two hours in grid lock. congress has to start to go doing their job. >> governor mcoff ill, thank you very much e for being on "new day". a young child struck by a foul ball. players on both teams came to tears. why did it happen? what happened next? details in the bleacher report. whoooo. you're searching for something. like the perfect deal...
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house democrats calling for an investigation into health secretary tom price's use of private jets alleging he costs taxpayers by not flying commercially. >> that's not a way to spend the american hard-earned taxpayer money. >> he was considered a fiscal hawk, but now he's under scrutiny for flying private jets
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for five government trips costing taxpayers tens of thousands more than it would have had he flown commercial. >> he told congress difficult choices had to be made to cut the budget. >> last wednesday price flew to a private jet from the d.c. area to maine. the next day he flew from new hampshire back to d.c. last friday price flew the short hop from d.c. to philadelphia and back again on a private jet. in 2009 price slammed congress members for flying to private jets. >> it's another example of a irresponsibility run amuck. >> secretary price leads a $1.2
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trillion agency, the largest agency in government. the travel department continues to check every possible source for travel needs including commercial but commercial travel is not always feasible. and with price's schedule they cannot risk cancelations or delays and also cited security concerns. >> it's not usual they decide to take charter flights, but they have bench more conservative. >> scott pruitt is facing questions about his flight home at taxpayer expense. the inspectors general for both agencies say they are looking into all of it.
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when asked who signed off on the use of a private jet health and human services told cnn the agency's legal council reviewed the request and signed off. congress is preparing to call for a inspector generals investigation into price's travel on private planes. >> the former director of the u.s. office ethics. what is your take on price, the mnuchin, the different ideas of how you are supposed to travel. what are the rules? >> what is it with these three cabinet secretaries flying like there's no limit to the money. the basic rule is you are supposed to take the most cost-effective form of travel and it's the policy for the government over a quarter of a
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century at least. the justifications they are offering for flight are just bizarre. the idea it's too busy and it would be inconvenient and that's expressed as not a good reason. we only know about these trips because a reporter did work and found out this was happening. we know of the five flights in a period of three days that they caught him through careful reporting, but hhs won't tell us how many more therefore. these flights can cost $25,000 a piece. >> just to reiterate, these five in the three days you were talking about were to maine and new hampshire, and not hurricane-ravaged reens agions meet with a ceo to have a q & a
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session. >> there's reporting that sebelius cancels plans when she found out how much it would cost to take a private jet. i am sorry, that was burwell. sebelius has taken private jets only when she was going to remote regions to alaska, and he had to drive an hour out of d.c. to catch that flight and it's only an hour drive from philadelphia to d.c. he could have jumped in a cab and saved money. >> what is the rational? they got sign off from legal counsel. >> there were no flights within a reasonable range. when i first heard about this
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story i went online and found a dozen flights flu tound a dozen flights, and they still were not completely booked up and were leaving about one every hour to get to philadelphia. i find that an implausible excuse. >> one of the biggest head slappers of all of this is this is tom price. he's the guy who is the watchdog of government spending. i mean, when you get into the white house, do those rules just fly out the window? >> i think secretary price gave us a gift because he labeled this kind of behavior for us, so we don't have to do it. according to secretary price this is fiscal responsibility run amuck, and he used to be against it but now he's for it when he can get his hands on a private jet. >> the administration is not turning over the visitor logs of
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mar-a-lago. do you believe that it's unusual this lack of disclosure and what does it lead to? >> i think it is unusual and it's consistent with an entire pattern across the board. there's a sensibility that the american people have no right to know what their government officials are doing, doing with their money or doing with the power you have given them. people behave differently when they believe they are operating in darkness. i am sure secretary price did not pt know there were reporters tracking his movements and god knows what is going down in mar-a-lago, but the organizations are suing to get those records out of -- you know, from mar-a-lago's visitor logs. their sense was that the representations that the administrations attorneys had made to the judge is that they
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were going to turn moreover, and they got a list of 22 visitors from one visit when the japanese leader was here. >> so about secretary price's penchant for private jets and in keeping with the trump administration's -- you know, i think love of nicknames, do you have a suggestion for what tom price should be known as? >> i suggested maybe he's secretary pricey because he has really pricey tastes for us. >> there you go. walter, great to have you on the team. thanks so much for being with us. >> this is one story we are following. we have the latest on hurricane maria and the ongoing searches right now after that mexican earthquake. we also have the president's national security adviser, hr mcmaster on the show, so what do you say? let's get after it.
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>> 3.4 million residents in the dark. >> the damage is very extensive. it's nothing short of a major disaster. special council now targeting the president's actions. >> if there was no there there he would say so. >> paul manafort facing threats he could be indicted. >> you have a picture of a campaign that has more interactions with russians than they do probably with more regular americans. >> cassidy and graham are offering a big government variation of obamacare. >> this is our last best chance and i guarantee patients in this country will do better. >> the losers are the people. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. hurricane maria regaining strength, lashing the


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