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democrats want job protection for the russia special counsel. this comes word when donald trump wanted mueller fired last year. state of the union is a day away and the president will make his pitch to the nation, but won't hit the road to sell it. he had a long time fear of being poisoned. >> yup. that is just one moment from the politically charged grammy
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awards. we have the latest from moscow and london where we are following the deadly attack in afghanistan. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. i have never seen a politically charged grammys. >> i'm dave briggs. we did not stay up and watch. we will get to the highlights. the white rose was the signature move. what you want to call it? symbol of the movement. a lot of politics on the grammy night. we start with democrats with new steps to protect robert mueller following news the president wanted to fire him last june. a congressional aide tells cnn democrats will seek extra protections in the up coming spending talks. current funding expires next thursday. the details are worked on. the issue is giving the right to challenge the firing in court. >> the special counsel can only be fired after judge finds
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misconduct or other good cause. republican reaction so far is mixed on whether legislation protecting the special counsel is even really needed. >> it probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills. there are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it would certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place. >> i have legislation protecting mr. mueller. i'll be glad to pass it tomorrow. i see no evidence that president trump wants to fire mr. mueller now. i don't know what happened last year, but it is clear to me that everybody in the white house knows it would be the end of mr. president trump's presidency. >> the president's staff fully cooperated. we will continue the investigation. >> i don't think there is a need for regulations to protect mueller. >> red state democrat joe
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manchin of west virginia tells jake tapper he is not ready to back that legislation. saying the president was probably blowing off steam. >> i believe in the rule of law. it pertains to all of us. we are all stretreated the same. if any of this is true, it will come out. people have a different way of speaking. i take that literally. i said okay, he blew off about some things. >> the latest find himself in the cross-hairs of president trump is rod rosenstein. the president has vented of removing rosenstein after the russia probe. the president's advisers convincing him that is a disa disastrous idea. and rod rosenstein over the memo. the classified memo says rosenstein approved an application to extend surve surveillance on carter page.
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the request indicates the justice department had reason to think page was acting as a russia agent. >> rosenstein's appearance in the memo suggests that the republicans will undermine him in the russia probe. nunes says they are cherry picking facts. senior white house aide mark short says the president wants to release the memo but the justice department warned against it. expect twitter reaction from president trump after trolling reached new heights in the spoof called "fire and fury." celebrities from john legend to cher and snoop dogg read exerts and one final reader. >> he had a long time fear of
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being poisoned. one reason why he liked to eat at mcdonald's. >> that's the one. >> you think so? >> the grammy's in the bag? >> that bit from hillary clinton got big cheers from the new york audience, but not the administration. nikki haley tweeting i always loved the grammys, but have artists read "fire and fury" killed it. some of us love music without the politics thrown in it. >> the president's son don junior weighed in. gettg to read a fake news book excerpt seems like a good consolation prize for losing the presidency. >> and mentioning s hole countries which was bleeped. the me too movement where stars wore white roses. kesha gave an emotional performance with the me too
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theme. ♪ because i'll bring thunder i'll bring rain ♪ ♪ and when i'm finished they won't even know your name ♪ >> indeed the most powerful moment surrounded by women stars who wore white roses. she has been in the battle with producer dr. luke with the allegations of drugging and sexually abusing and assaulting her. the night was pure gold for bruno mars. he won the most trophies, including three of the top honors. record and album of the year for "24k magic" and song of the year for "magic." >> a big night for kendrick lamar. he won five grammys, including best rap album. and alicia carl won for best new
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artist. to think lady gaga had her hair laced up. >> a corset. the first state of the union address tomorrow night. he has no plans to take his message on the road. some of the president's advisers believe he is missing an opportunity. a senior white house official says there is frustration in the west wing because of the president's ongoing indifference to travel. he did just get back from, you know, the trip overseas. we get more from boris sanchez. >> reporter: christine and dave, a white house official telling cnn the president is set to strike an optimistic tone in his address to the nation on tuesday night. a source telling us the president's focus is going to be on building a safer, stronger and prouder america during his speech. he will try to appeal to people outside of his base. in part by touting the economy and booming stock market and low
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unemployment numbers and transition to talking about the future. the president said to ask congress for nearly $1 trillion to fund his infrastructure plan. the president will talk about trade and national security. the main focus on the speech on tuesday is how he delivers his image of immigration reform to the american people. the president as it stands now is looking to offer a pathway to citizenship to nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for the long promised border wallace we wall as well as the changes to the immigration system. this is not gathering major support on capitol hill. the white house is standing by it. dave and christine. >> boris, thank you. growing number of lawmakers say the trump administration could sink the immigration deal by doing too much at once. democrats with fierce opposition
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to the white house proposal. it offers a path for 1.8 million d.r.e.a.m.ers, but demands $25 billion for a border wall and sharp cuts to the family visas. >> the president is leveraging the d.r.e.a.m.ers as ransom. will hurd addressed d.r.e.a.m.ers and the border. he agrees the white house deal is too broad. >> i still believe that a narrow bill is most important. the thing we can get through is our congress both houses and the house and senate because the more things you add, you start creating coalition of opposition. let's keep this narrow. >> white house officials reject suggestions of the president asking for too much calling the path a dramatic con cessioonces the deadline today for the sanctions passed in the house and senate in july by nearly you
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non -- nearly unanimous votes. let's go live to moscow and bring in frederik pleitgen. fred, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dave. naming names is really the operative thing that could happen today. certainly a lot of oligarchs set to publish a list of names of russian oligarchs who have relationships with vladimir putin. it could be the basis for sanctions and that is one of the things that puts pressure on the trump administration. is president trump willing to ramp up the sanctions against russia and the powerful oligarchs against putin or will he take the heat for that? the other interesting thing is how much of it will be published? it is not just the names, but
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financial information and about their families and spouses and children which could be published as well unless the treasury department decides to make some of the report confidencon f confidential and hides that information. a lot of people will wait and see how much will be published. this comes on the weekend after the trump administration limited sanctions against russia over the crimea issues and the deputy minister as well. dave. >> interesting day on that front. fred, thank you. breaking overnight. nearly a dozen killed in a terror attack on the afghan military base. just the latest assault in the surge of violence in kabul. a live report is next.
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breaking overnight in afghanistan. afghan officials say 11 military personnel killed and 15 wounded
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in a military attack in kabul. isis is claiming responsibility. four of the five attackers is dead. this comes amid a surge in violence. an ambulance blew up on a crowded street on the afghan capital saturday. the death toll is 103 people. cnn's nick payton walsh is live in london. what can you tell us, nick? >> reporter: christine, it is supposed to be protected by a ring of steel. this is near a military university. isis claimed responsibility and they seop to be in tem to be in the longer term insurgency in the area with the taliban. and an ambulance used as a suicide car bomb claimed over 100 lives there and left 150 people still in hospital now. staggering devastation. that, too, in an area that is
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supposed to be secure and diplomatic corridor. isis claimed responsibility a few days earlier for hitting a children's charity in the east of the country and wind back to last weekend, the previous saturday, that is when we saw the intercontinental hotel in kabul hit by the taliban. it appears these groups are trying to show which one is the most prevalent in under mining kabul security. this is under the issues of president trump will be winning here and it makes afghan to look to the police to protect it in the capital particularly when so many fled the violence. bear in mind, that attack on the hotel last weekend, the u.s. state department specifically warned such a thing could happen days earlier. precarious in afghanistan. we keep saying this. back to you. >> four americans killed in the
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hotel attack. thank you, nick, in london. a potentially major security oversight on u.s. military bases. interactive map shows where people are using fitness devi s devices. revealing highly sensitive information about the locations of soldiers. the global heat map from gps tracking companies uses satellite information to map locations. >> in war zones and deserts in iraq and syria, it is dark except for scattered locations of known u.s. bases. the department of defense takes the matters seriously to determine any additional training or guidance is required. israeli prime minister and holocaust survivors are condemning a proposed law in poland to suggest they are
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responsible. it is passed on the eve of holocaust remembrance day. a criminal offense up to three years in prison. the israeli foreign minister benjamin netanyahu says under no circumstance will israel will rewrite history. the prime minister and the polish prime minister talked on sunday. the bill must be approved by the polish senate and president. ahead, the trump administration considering a federal takeover of 5g networks. why this ruling is unprecedented and controversy move. next.
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the trump administration is considering a federal takeover of 5g networks to protect phone calls from chinese spying. according to the trump security team, they centralize the 5g network. government control would be unprecedented and controversial. 5g is the next generation of wireless and for companies, a multibillion dollar issue. many have spent millions and at&t and verizon will roll out next year. these documents believe they should rent access to carriers. could costate in fact at&t scrapped plans by huawei after
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congress lobbied against it. back in 2012, they were investigated for providing opportunities for es pepionagee. amtrak workers said they did not feel adequately prepared for the training. several cars flew off an overpass on i-5. enough train personnel were concerned about rushed training. >> sources say some practice runs took place at night with six people in a car with three seats. that meant some trainees had to ride facing backwards. three people died and more than 100 died in the accident. ntsb is aware of the training issues. amtrak will learn from the accident and improve. a detroit police officer 25-year-old glenn daus died days
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after responding to a domestic violence call. the mayor said doss is everything good about detroit. he leaves behind a 9 month old baby. he had been on the force two years. >> the suspect fired 32 shots at officers and barricaded himself his home for hours. police fired tear gas in the house and arrested him. he faces 33 charges with more expected. such a tragedy. should job protections be in place for the russia special counsel? would republicans sign on?
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democrats want to protect the russian special counsel. this comes word when donald
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trump wanted mueller fired last year. state of the union is a day away and the president will make his pitch to the nation, but won't hit the road to sell it. he had a long time fear of being poisoned. one reason why he liked to eat at mcdonald's. >> that is just one moment from the politically charged grammys. we have the latest from moscow and london where we are following the deadly attack in afghanistan. the grammys were eyebrow raising. the red carpet saw a lace up from lady gaga and pro abortion dress. >> a lot of politics. good morning. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is bright and early. democrats taking steps to protect robert mueller following the statement that donald trump
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wanted to fire the special counsel last june. now they will try to find protections for the special counsel in the upcoming spending talks. among the ideas floated is giving the special counsel the right to challenge his firing in court. >> another idea stipulates a special counsel can only be fired after a judge finds cause or misconduct. >> it probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills. there are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it would certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories. >> i've got legislation protecting mr. mueller and i'll be glad to pass it tomorrow. i see no evidence of president trump wants to fire mr. mueller now. i don't know what happened last year. it is clear to me everybody in the white house knows it would
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be the end of president trump's presidency if he fired mr. mulvan mueller. >> we will just continue this investigation to see where it goes. >> i don't think there is a need for electilegislation. >> joe manchin tells jake tapper is he not ready to back that legislation yet. >> i believe in the rule of law. it per tachb tains to all of us. you know, people from new york have a different way of talking and speaking and i take that, you know, literally. okay. he blew off about some things. >> manchin very supportive of president trump. the latest justice department official in the cross-hairs is rod rosenstein. that's according to four sources. two of whom tell cnn trump
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vented about removing rosenstein after the russia probe. his advisers stating that is a bad idea. firing rosenstein is the only way to get rid of the special counsel. >> "new york times" reporting that rosenstein approved an application to extend surve surveillance on carter page. the justice department had reason to think page was acting as a russian agent during the campaign. >> rosenstein's reported appearance in the memo suggests that republicans may focus on him and effort to undermine the russia probe. democrats who read the nunes memo accuse republicans of cherry picking facts to create a misleading version of events. senior white house aide says the president wants to release the memo although the justice department warned doing so would be reckless. 34 minutes past the hour.
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expect twitter reaction from the president after trolling reached new heights after the grammy awards after "fire and fury" spoken word auditions. john legend to cher and snoop dogg read excerpts. then one another. >> he had a long time fear of being poisoned. one reason why he liked to eat at mcdonald's. no one knew he was coming. >> that's the one. >> you think so? >> grammy's in the bag? >> the segment from hillary clinton got big cheers. nikki haley tweeting i've always loved the grammys, but have artists read the "fire and fury" book killed it. don't ruin great music with trash. some of us love music without the politics.
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>> and don junior says this seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency. >> there were political notes to the awards show. camila cabello addressed being a d.r.e.a.m.er. and the me too movement a dominant theme. stars wore white roses and kesha gave an emotional performance with the me too theme. ♪ because i'll bring thunder and i'll bring rain ♪ ♪ and when i'm finished they won't even know your name ♪ >> the powerful moment surrounded by women. she has been in a legal battle with producer dr. luke stemming from 2014 allegations he abused and assaulted her. >> and it was pure gold for bruno mars. he won the most trophies,
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including three of the honors for record and album and song of the year. >> he deserves it. big night for kendrick lamar winning five grammys. including best rap album. alicia carl won for best new artist. what a night. 37 minutes past the hour. the trump administration could sink an immigration deal by doing too much at once. democrats voicing opposition to the proposal which offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million d.r.e.a.m.ers, but demands $25 billion for a border wall and sharp cuts to the family visas. >> this is leveraging d.r.e.a.m.ers against the wa wall as ransom. the white house deal is too broad according to some. >> i still believe that a narrow
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bill is most important that we can get through our congress with the houses and senate. the more things you add, you start creating coalition of opposition. let's keep it narrow. >> white house rejects the suggestions that the president is asking for too much. calling the path to citizenship a dramatic concession. today is the deadline to implement sanctions against russia. the sanctions passed in the house and senate in july has been slow to begin. let's go live to moscow and bring in cnn's frederik pleitgen. good morning, fred. >> reporter: good morning, christine. a lot of concerned oligarchs around vladimir putin as this report has moved closer. the report will not levy new sanctions against russia, but name oligarchs and russian business men close to vladimir putin. when they say name, not just the names of people, but financial
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information about them and also about their families. including spouses and children as well. all of this, of course, causes a lot of concern in moscow. very negative statements from the kremlin. it puts a lot of pressure on the trump administration as well. the big question is is president trump going to follow through and actually use the list to create new sanctions against russians or will he hold back? still trying to have better relations with russia. as far as the report, will they release the names or will part of the report be redacted and names hidden? that is something the president can do, but is he really going to follow through on that risking the relationship with russia. christine? >> fascinating. today is the day. frederik pleitgen, thank you. donald trump, a feminist? the president thinks that is a stretch. mr. donald trump rejecting that label with broadcaster itv.
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piers morgan brought that up after people gathered on the one-year anniversary of the women's march on washington. listen. >> you always have marches. the march was smaller than last year. i would not say i'm a feminist. i think that is going for. i'm for women. i'm for men. i'm for everyone. you have to go out and win. women are doing great. i'm happy about that. >> president trump also claims an improving economy means he would do better with female voters if the election were held today. republicans who took donations from steve wynn are facing pressure. growing pressure to return that money. the former rnc finance chairman stepping down over the weekend from that job in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. republicans were quick to demand the same from democrats who took money from disgraced producer
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harvey weinstein. >> now members of the gop like house speaker paul ryan are following through. ryan agreeing to donate $1,000 he received from wynn in 2016 to charity. wynn stepped down from the post claiming the work is too important to be impaired by the distraction. he is blaming his ex-wife for planting stories. she denies it. replacement could be named at the next meeting on wednesday. >> the board of that company is looking into the allegations and the stock was slammed on friday. this is a company that the logo of the company is his signature. tied to his reputation. the president gives the first state of the union address tomorrow. the s&p jumped 1.4% the day after the first speech to congress last year. a moderate tone. he would deliver the pro business campaign promises with tax cuts and deregulation.
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nothing can beat the effect of that pro business attitude. u.s. stocks have grown 30% or more since the election. some think shares could drop if the president talks tough on hot button immigration issues and trade. immigration helps find specialized workers. and nafta talks continue without much progress here as the white house slapped tariffs on washing machines and solar panel. right now, trump has reasons to boast about the economy. it grew by 2.6% last quarter. below his 3% target, but capped off a year that was strong. it is interesting. a surge of imports that slowed growth a little bit. the american economy is strong. >> it didn't sound like a real protectionist at the world economic forum. >> remember the forecasts when he was elected, people said it would crash the market. that is because if he enacted
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all of the things on the campaign trail, it would be devastating for trade. breaking overnight. nearly a dozen killed in a terror attack on an afghan military base. the latest assault with the surge of violence in kabul. we will have a live report for you next.
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breaking news. another deadly attack in afghanistan. afghan officials say 11 military personnel were killed and 16 wounded in the attack on the military base in kabul. isis has claimed responsibility. four of the five attackers is dead. this comes amid the surge of violence in afghanistan. an ambulance blew up on the crowded street on saturday in the afghan capital killing 103 people. cnn's nick paton walsh is monitoring this live in london.
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>> reporter: dave, what happened this morning is the end of a devastating week for kabul. all of these attacks are supposed to happen inside the ring of steel which protects the most populated part where the u.s. is now in the 16th year of a war there. now, you know, the attack on saturday used an ambulance to get through security as a suicide car bomb. outside of those 100 plus dead and 150 families dealing with the injuries suffered there as well. bear in mind, this morning was a military university that was principally targeted and this was isis with the attack on saturday claimed by the taliban. before that, an attack of the children's charity on thursday which was claimed by isis and before that, attack on the key hotel in kabul claimed by the taliban. you see the pattern here. two parts of the insurgency. isis finding new territory in
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afghanistan after kicked back in iraq and syria. the taliban in the 16th year fighting americans. 30 years or so of war take the extremists low ground to speak. that has been the devastating week for the afghan people and donald trump continuing to say the goal is to win. dave. >> a devastating week. nick, thank you. a detroit police officer, 25-year-old glenn doss died stays after being shot in the head after responding to the domestic violence call. the mayor calls doss everything that is good about detroit. >> carlos brooks fired 32 shots and barricaded himself in his home for hours. police fired tear gas and arrested him. he faces 33 charges with more expected. the slain officer leaves behind
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a 9 month old baby. funeral on sunday for two students killed in rural kentucky. friends and family remembering bailey holt and preston cope. kentucky governor matt bevin declaring the day a day of prayer. marshall county high school reopened its doors on friday. plan to listen to the latest grammy winners on your spotify account? the u.s. made the service pay more for its music. cnn money stream is next. we do whatever it takes to fight cancer.
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a familiar face making a
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comeback on "saturday night live." will ferrell reviving his george w. bush impression. >> i don't know if you read the news lately. i have not. according to a new poll, my approval rating is at an all-time high. that's right. donny q. trump came in and i'm looking sweet by comparison. at this rate, i may end up on mt. rushmore. next to lincoln and washington and i want to say kensington. suddenly i'm popular af. a lot of people are saying, man, i wish george w. bush were still our president right about now. i wanted to address my fellow americans tonight and remind you guys that i was really bad.
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like historically not good. at least the stock market's doing well now. you ever seen a graph of the stock market during my presidency? it is the only graph that comes with the slide-whistle sound effect. take a look. the stock market at 26,000 right now. i had you guys down to a cool 8k. now i'm no economier, but even i know that was no bueno. >> it is interesting, though. the economy didn't perform extraordinarily well. his approval is up to 61%. from 33%. >> remarkable. >> just shows you how important this rhetoric is. >> time heals all wounds. >> that is indeed true. the deep freeze returning to
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the eastern part of the country. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the forecast. >> dave as chrnd christine, han on to the heart of winter in the north and north central portion of the country where the teens is the name of the game in minneapolis. 61 in charleston. the cold air will end up on the east coast. we have showers in carolinas. flakes fly around the ohio valley. don't be surprised if you see flakes in the northeast for tuesday. we have this system exit. high pressure tries to build and another system behind it. we really are setting the stage for multiple shots of cold air here and little moisture to work with. snow at least significant snow is not a concern here. the big-time cold air to start february is a concern. we go from the 40s to the 30s and back up again for new york city. look what happens in the south. from 60s to the 40s in the next
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few days. the seven-day forecast in d.c. showing the warming trend, but showers by sunday afternoon. guys. thank you. that is the weather. here is your money. let's get a check on money stream. global stocks mixed. strong earnings drove wall street to another round of records on friday. s&p jumping 1.2%. the biggest one-day gain in ten months. another star studded week for earnings. tech's biggest names, apple and amazon and microsoft report this week. we expect profits. tech was the best performing sector. all major indices are up so far. do you plan to listen to the latest grammy winners on your spotify account? the u.s. government made it pay more. all streaming services, spotify
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and apple are paying more. the board ruled to increase the fees giving a stronger share to artists. many complain about the low payments and payouts from streaming services. russian bots retweeted president trump nearly 500,000 times in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign. that's what twitter told the senate judiciary committee. russian linked troll accounts made up 50% of his retweets. twitter stressed this behavior represents a small fraction of all activity. 500,000 times. some of the numbers are astonishing. >> they never left. that is the one thing that is ignored in the special counsel. russian interference. they are forwarding the release of the memo. russian bots behind that as
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well. >> purposely stirring division and trying to keep sides apart in the u.s. electorate. >> it is not about them coming back in 2018. they never left. let's hope that is the attention getter. "early start" continues with the latest on that special counsel. democrats want to protect the special counsel. this comes after the president wanted robert mueller fired last year. what do republicans think of the idea? the state of the union is just one day away. the president will make his pitch to the nation. he won't actually hit the road to sell it. stand by. take one. >> he had a long time fear of being poisoned. one reason why he liked to eat at mcdonald's. >> she's back. that was just one note from a politically charged grammy awards. we have the

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