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this one. the media is spinning out of control. did you hear about this guy on fox news who is defending cohen without revealing that its his lawyer, too? that's crazy. cohen was in court today because last week the fbi raided his home and office and seized a bunch of files, which is trouble because the documents could shed light on some of mr. trump's thorniest personal and business problems. thorniest? jim, i think we have an extra t. >> well played by steven colbert. >> thanks for joining us. "new day" starts right now. we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ >> i did have occasional, brief conversations with michael cohen. >> u.s. attorney is now going to hand over all of those seized documents to michael cohen. >> he has never thought women like me mattered.
that ends now. >> at least in my experience, he won't criticize vladimir putin and that struck me. >> james comey is a disgruntled, discredited disgraced individual. >> it will be challenging for them to keep a lid on the president who is overflowing with anger toward comey. ♪ >> there was no yelling. there was no aggression. they were sitting there like anybody else. >> the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome in our store were reprehensible. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is your new day, tuesday april 17th, 6:00 a.m. here in new york. here is the starting line, significant move in the government case against trump's personal attorney. investigators cannot go through any materials seized until lawyers for the president and michael cohen review them. to make a case if any should be
excluded because of the attorney/client privilege. now, adding to the tabloid-like drama, porn star stormy daniels was at the hearing as cohen's legal team was ordered to reveal the identity of his third unnamed client. turns out that it is one of the president's staunchest supporters, fox news host sean hannity. now, given hannity's repeated full throated attacks on mueller's investigation, should hannity have disclosed his relationship with cohen? and the fired fbi director james comey continues his book tour blitz today. comey, who was the nation's top law enforcement official, tells npr that the president's call to have him jailed is, quote, not normal. and he fears americans will become numb to the president's on going threats. as for policy, the trump administration is reversing course on a new round of sanctions against russia. the president's ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley announced on sunday it would impose
sanctions on russian companies for assisting syria's chemical weapons program. so what happened? we have a lot to cover today. let's begin with brynn gingras on the lead showdown over micah cohen's records. what a day yesterday. >> an escalating showdown over seized documents from his office, hotel and home. a lot of developments in the criminal investigation into president trump's personal attorney. a federal judge rejecting a motion by president trump's personal lawyer, michael cohen, to stop investigators from reviewing records seized by the fbi last week when they raided cohen's home, office and hotel room. cnn has learned that federal agents took ten boxes of documents and as many as a dozen electronic devices from cohen. sources tell cnn they could include records related to the hush money payment cohen made to porn star stormy daniels to keep
quiet about her alleged affair with president trump. the judge allowing cohen's and trump's legal teams to determine what they believe should be protected under attorney/client privilege before investigators go through it. the judge indicating she may be open to allowing an independent lawyer to review the records. the legal showdown overshadowed by a bomb shell revelation in court. audible gasps when the judge ordered cohen's attorney to reveal the identity of his third unnamed client as one of the president's most ardent supporters, fox news host, sean hannity. cohen's two other clients, president trump around republican fundraiser elliott brody acknowledged paying a playboy model $1.6 million, a deal cohen arranged. hannity denies retaining cohen as an attorney but admits seeking his legal advice about what he says were mostly real estate matters. >> michael cohen never represented me in any legal matter. i never retained his services.
i never received an invoice. i never paid michael cohen for legal fees. >> but earlier on his radio show, the fox news host suggesting those conversations were protected under attorney/client privilege. >> i might have handed him ten bucks. i want attorney/client privilege on this, something like that. >> on a nightly basis, hannity blasts the special counsel's investigation. >> we have now entered a dangerous new phase and there's no turning back from this. mueller is out to get the president and it appears at any cost. this is now officially an all hands on deck effort to totally malign and if possible impeach the president of the united states. >> reporter: but hannity has never disclosed his connection to cohen. law professor alan dershowitz schooled handy last night on his show. >> you could have said that you asked him for advice or whatever, but i think it would have been much, much better had you disclosed that relationship. >> reporter: the drama didn't stop there. stormy daniels swarmed by the press as she walked into the
courthouse. daniels telling reporters after -- >> for years mr. cohen has acted like he is above the law. that ends now. my attorney and i are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened, and i give my word that we will not rest until that happens. >> reporter: her attorney, shocked by the hannity revelation. now says it's just a matter of time before cohen turns on the president. >> if i had to place a bet right now on the sun coming up tomorrow or michael cohen ultimately flipping on the president, i would bet on michael cohen flipping on the president. >> now, the u.s. attorney's office says it's been working on this criminal investigation into cohen's business dealings for months, but now a bit of slow down as investigators can't look at those seized documents until all parties meet again in court which is could be wksrom now. >> brynn, thank you very much. we have great legal minds for you, let's discuss. ariva, let's look at what this
meant and for whom yesterday, right? cohen arguably had a pretty good day. he didn't get everything he wanted. he didn't get his temporary restraining order and no preliminary injunction, but he did come out of there with a stoppage on any movement and a chance to review materials. that's something. >> yeah, he got something. he wanted everything. he wanted the court to prevent the fbi, the department of justice from reviewing the documents that were seized. he didn't get that, but he does get a chance to review what was taken from his office which is a little strange since it was taken from his office. you would think given he only had three or so clients we know of now he would know what documents were seized. i think the biggest thing that happened yesterday was this drama over who that third client was. the lawyer back and forth if you looked at the transcript, almost 20 minutes we are told from reporters inside that courtroom it took before cohen's lawyer finally said in open court that that third client was sean hannity. and that was remarkable because
the judge seemingly suggested that he could have given it to her on a piece of paper, perhaps she would have not read it in open court. she may have reviewed it in camera. at some point the lawyer decided to just blurt out in open court that it was sean hannity. >> by the way, we don't know if sean hannity is really a client. >> yeah. >> since sean hannity say i never gave him any money. i never gave michael cohen any money, never retained his legal services. occasionally i would run a couple legal issues off him, bounce ideas off him. is he a client or not? is he protected by attorney/client privileges or not. >> so the question with respect to sean hannity is what was the legal relationship, if any? and really for the individuals that michael cohen is asserting privilege over, were they actually legitimate clients? because it's the client that owns the privilege, not the lawyer. >> okay. then sean hannity says that he wasn't a client. >> he did. >> so no privilege, right?
>> so if what he tweeted one thing he tweeted yesterday was that michael cohen has never represented me in a legal matter. >> concerning a third party. >> well, but he also just said he hasn't represented me in a matter. >> he also said i thought i had a privilege with him. >> he said he thought he had a privilege. >> because i talked to him about certain legal things. i assumed we had a confidence. we'll see what happens. >> is that wrong? >> that's not really the way that a lawyer in practice has a relationship with a client. there has to be a normal, legitimate practicing lawyer would have a letter between the client and the lawyer that says you are hiring me to represent you in this. these are the things -- >> engagement letter. >> yes, an engagement letter or retention letter. these are the things that i'm going to be representing you. >> you think from where you're sitting no privilege exists. >> the statements i saw from hannity yesterday are accurate statements, i don't think it looks like there's any legal privilege between them. you can't take somebody to starbucks and talk about legal
stuff and that does not create a legal client relationship. >> the casual nature of the way sean hannity is discussing this doesn't suggest that he's worried about what materials there may be exist. he has a bigger concern. which is he never told anybody that he had this kind of relationship with michael cohen, even though he has been defending cohen vigorously and he has been attacking anything to do with any type of investigation of cohen, should he have disclosed. >> oh, absolutely. and you're right, chris. two things at work here. sean hannity is trying to protect his journalistic integrity, to the extent anyone believes he has any. alan dershowitz, one of his stark commentators took him to task for not disclosing that he was the client of michael cohen. >> does it matter if he's a journalist? >> i think it matters. your public, your viewers want to know if we have a attorney/client relationship. >> we have rules, we have standards and practices.
we have to disclose. >> he is a journalist, chris. that's important. we can't discuss that. >> he has said both things. >> i think it's a red herring. if you are on television and you have an audience and you represent a news organization, you have a duty to disclose things that could sniff of conflict, right? the conflict bar is very low. it's an appearance of a conflict. it's a semblance of impropriety. you're supposed to say things almost protectively even if they're not necessary. >> keep in mind what michael cohen's lawyer is something different. he needs to show the judge he is legitimate lawyer with legitimate clients. that's a very high bar for him because we know he calls himself a fixer and most of the work he probably does for any individual has more to do with business and not legal work that would be protected by the attorney/client privilege. >> is fixer a fair word to use? >> he uses it. it's his definition of what he does for individuals. i'm not going to call them clients because then you conjure up this image. >> michael cohen says he's a
fixer? >> michael cohen says himself that he is a fixer. that's not protected by attorney/client privilege. fixer relationships. >> if sean hannity had legitimate attorney client relationship, and he was -- and there was something in michael cohen's materials that needed to be protected, it would have been sean hannity who had a lawyer in the proceeding yesterday who would have been asserting his rights as the client. the fact that he didn't have that, i think again sort of falls into that side. >> he doesn't seem that concerned. similarly the president of the united states had a lawyer there yesterday. they made -- >> right. because they were asserting an interest. >> it was interesting because you have a dove tail. you have a weird situation here legally where the president's lawyer has separate counsel than the president himself in this actual matter even though cohen, his lawyer is trying to protect him as well and will now share information with his lawyer. it's convoluted. the prosecutors had an interesting counter. cohen's lawyers, the president's lawyers say we need to look at
this. could be privileged. we have to look at it. the prosecutor said we found no communications between cohen and the president of the united states or even then as citizen trump. so there is no issue. that was an interesting twist. >> and they even said that the bulk of what they are looking at or plan to look at has to do with michael cohen's personal business dealings, not his relationship with donald trump or any of his clients. the prosecutors are making the argument, your honor, we don't need to be worried about revealing or exposing attorney client information because this is about michael cohen the businessman. the business relationships that he has. >> you need to have a higher bar, you need to have more sensitivity because the president is involved. technically is he if they don't have any communications between the two? >> there are two ways to determine that. look at the ten boxes of material, which isn't really that much. agents and investigators can get through that quickly or the court could get through that. then there's the electronic stuff. then they look through and do a search. did they find any communications that would be to or from and from what we know the president
isn't an e-mail sender, so there's probably nothing there. questions about whether michael cohen could have recordings, notes of phone calls, things of that that would potentially fall into a gray area. look, this court has -- it's not like this is the first case that this court has ever handled dealing with the attorney/client privilege. this is something it's not -- doesn't happen necessarily everyday but it happens from time to time. and so, the court is going to consider whether or not she's going to appoint a special master and is going to handle this in a way that protects the integrity of the proceeding. >> which trump attorney says they don't want. they only want the president to review these materials, not a special master. >> and that's not going to happen. >> that's not going to happen. >> thank you very much for all the legal expertise. so the white house and the rnc are dialing up their attacks on fired fbi director james comey, but comey keeps punching back, as his media blitz goes full throttle today. cnn abby phillip is live in west palm beach, florida, with more. what's happening there, abby? >> reporter: well, good morning,
alisyn. james comey's book officially is released today, but this war of words between him and the president has been going on for some days. the president spent the weekend tweeting angrily about comey's book and comey in a series of interviews explains why he believes the president is a liar. but in one of those tweets from president trump, he actually suggested jail time for the former fbi director. here is what james comey said in response to that in a recent npr interview he said -- the president of the united states just tweeted that private citizens should be jailed. and i think the reaction most of us had was, man, it's another one of those things. this is not normal. this is not okay. there's a danger that we become numb to it and we stop noticing the threats to our norms. so comey is ratcheting up the criticism of the president, even as this book tour really is just starting to kick off. meanwhile, the white house has said that james comey has lost all credibility and that they find it hard to believe that
people would take his book at face value. president trump here is in mar-a-lago at his resort down the street. he's expected to greet shinzo abe, the japanese prime minister, today. they're expected to do a couple days here of a summit on a series of issues, but at the top of the list here is this upcoming meeting with north korea's kim jong-un. and the president also says he wants to talk to shinzo abe about trade and the transpacific partnership, so there are a lot of issues here. but clearly the white house has the psident down here with a full agenda as this comey media blitz continues, alisyn and chris. >> thank you, abby. all right. so the white house is on the attack, lashing out at the fired fbi director and really their assault is based on one simple principle. the man on your screen cannot be believed. we have much more of what comey is saying next.
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let's discuss with chris cillizza and editor at large and john avlon. john, we have a lot of excerpts. do you know what he means by saying the fbi would be worse off. it doesn't seem like the fbi is in good she t inoday terms of the president going after it, in terms of their reputation, appearing to possibly be tarnished, all that stuff. >> yeah. it appears he's projecting into the alternate reality where hillary clinton is president and people find out that the fbi hadn't divulged that there were classified e-mails on anthony wiener's computer and calling into question the validity of her presidency and whether the fbi was colluding by suppressing information and the whole spectrum of a democrat being in power of the white house helping another democrat. we know what happened instead, president obama and james comey were sensitive about the appearance of favoritism. so much so that of course comey infamously violated a certain degree of procedure under the assumption that hillary would win and that information would
need to be out there to keep the integrity of the presidency alive. >> you have his rational and the stakes. we have his audio book now. part of this stakes analysis is what trump would like to see happen with comey and comey's feelings about that. let's play an excerpt full screen. i thought we had the audio. book the president of the united states just tweeted that a private citizen should be jailed. well, this wouldn't be part of the audio book. i'm an idiot. i think the reaction of most of us is, it's another one of those things. this is not normal. this is not okay. so, james comey -- there's a danger that we will become numb to it and stop noticing the threats to our norm. so comey is weighing in on something that is an on going point of analysis that this is all new. we don't see presidents attack and actively try to undermine the institutions of our democracy, let alone just doing so for personal gain. he doesn't have legitimate gripe
for james comey when it comes to what the fbi did to him. now, if he were hillary clinton, this may make more sense. how does this play to you? >> well, first of all, let me use my analytical mind to say you are not an idiot. that's point one. point two, look, donald trump engages in lots of attacks. this is different than anything we have ever seen before from a president of the united states. yes, oftentimes you would see barack obama be annoyed. i remember very distinctly when the grand bargain fell apart earlier this decade, obama had a very angry press conference where he denounced john boehner and said then speaker of the house wasn't dealing in good faith. boehner had a similar press conference attacking obama, but it was over policy and it was with two people who are elected officials. it was never personal. no one called anyone else a
slimeball. no one said a liar and a leaker. i do think james comey has a point. i think the biggest norm that donald trump violates is, yes, the name calling is one. but i think the truth telling or lack thereof. >> sure. >> is the more important one. >> but i want to actually press this point because the point comey is making that i think we are -- there's danger of normalization is the president calling for the jailing of his politic politic political opponents. it has been a constant theme -- lock her up. this is not normal in the universe of american politics. it is something we have seen at other countries at different times. that's why we need to not normalize it. barack obama was angry when the grand bargain fell apart, that was irritating. now we have trillion dollar deficits. weird fact, at the height of the civil war, abraham lincoln never
criticized jefferson davis. the fact that the president calls for jailing of his political opponents is not normal. >> lincoln douglas debates got nasty, though. >> oh, they did. pitch you with a large -- >> here is james comey talking to npr about rod rosenstein and whether the deputy attorney general should be fired by the president. here it is with respect to the deputy attorney general, i think it is very important that he stay. because i do think he has conducted himself hon rably with respect to his appointment of a special counsel and the assertion of that special counsel's work to the rule of law. so i really do think it would be an attack on the rule of law for him to be fired or for the special counsel to be fired. >> he thinks rod rosenstein was deeply irresponsible by writing that memo that trump ostensibly
used at the start. he later told lester holt that the russia thing had something to do with it. look, i don't think there's any way around the fact that firing rod rosenstein is a way at either hamstringing or getting to the point of firing bob mueller. it seems to me there's a direct line there. i know there's been some reporting by cnn and others saying, well, the white house is trying to build a case that rosenstein deserves to be fired apart from it has nothing to do with the mueller probe. not possible. you can't make -- that case is not sellable to any independent observer. >> how about this case, though, how about the president and his surrogates, namely senior counselor, kellyanne conway coming on and saying, hey, do you guys remember how great rosenstein is and the memo he wrote about james comey, why don't you put back up there what rosenstein did and help the american people? that rosenstein, he did the right thing. when all this talk has been about getting rid of him. then when we ask kellyanne, he's
okay if he's your big hammer against james comey, his job must be safe. christopher? here is a montage of some of the defenses of the president by way of attacking james comey from kellyanne yesterday. >> well, the president thinks that jim comey is engaging in history. jim comey loves to be in the center of power. he loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be in the center of power. by the way, there are parts of book that haven't been covered where he goes after condoleezza rice, loretta lynch. what's his problem with powerful women doing their jobs? i wonder. this guy went from being a public servant to a public relations spin artist. he went from being an investigator to an instigator. >> you got to love the projections. it's so good. i mean the problems with powerful women. i mean, he's an instigator and loves being the center of attention. there is sort of projection strategy on the part of this
white house. it's amazing. >> can i just make one point, look, i think there's plenty that jim comey could have left out of the book. i know in that npr book i was trying to be writely, i put in the size of donald trump's hands and color of his hair. but is what he is saying about those conversations accurate or inaccurate? he has contemporaneous notes about them. those things are what's important at the end of the day, not what he thinks of donald trump's hair. can't get too distracted from that stuff. >> when he says that kind of stuff, which is unnecessary and beneath the dignity of what he's supposed to represent, he makes it easier for president trump to make this a battle of egos and ugly talk. that is why, whether it's writerly or sells books. i hear you, chris. this guy isn't a typical author. he represents something in terms of an institution of our democra
democracy. gnashing of teeth. >> john avlon, we'll hear a lot more from james comey today. on thursdays, he sits down with jake tapper live on the lead at 4:00 p.m. >> still hear his teeth gnashing. >> i do to. a tough new round of sancti announced by ambassador nikki haley. however, the man on the other part of your screen didn't sit too well with him. so, are the sanctions going to happen or not? here we go again. next.
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so, yes, the hearing yesterday was about how the materials that were seized in the fbi raids would be processed. that was the outward thing. but there was a big development yesterday that wound up meaning a lot. this federal judge is saying to michael cohen, president trump's attorney, you need to tell me who your clients are. one client they didn't want to tell. but then after some wrangling, the lawyer decided to say it in open court. who was that third client? sean hannity. so let's bring back chris cillizza and bring in cnn senior immediate ka correspondent and host of reliable sources brian stelter. we care that sean hannity was this mystery. hannity, you know, didn't say i'm the mystery. but the lawyer didn't want to say his name. >> right. >> it matters because? >> something is not adding up
here. cohen lawyer description of the situation and hannity's description are very different. hannity is trying to say no legal fees paid, no invoices. michael cohen wasn't the lawyer. >> but he thinks he has a privilege. >> he still has a privilege. this is not adding up. fox is not saying a word about this. it will be a mystery for hannity's viewers as well as for his critics as well as for his bosses now. >> brian, i just want to stick with you for one more minute. in terms of journalism, the rulesf journalism we follow, there's something called full disclosure. it works like this. when you have a previous relationship with someone, you say something to the effect of i worked at fox news for many, many years and know hannity and always had a very pleasant relationship with him. so the viewers know where i'm coming from. >> right. >> hannity talked about michael cohen a million times. he talked about donald trump a million times. he had michael cohen on a million times. he never disclosed to his viewers that they have this relationship. >> right. that's what's missing. >> where he seeks legal advice
from him. >> right. >> but hannity gets to play with the facts in terms of whether he's a journalist or not, he said both. >> but it doesn't matter. >> he blurs the line. >> does it matter if he's not a journalist, should he have had to disclose all that? >> it does still matter. the disclosure is that he calls me humpty dumpty for some reason. don't know why and i enjoy covering him. he's a really interesting phenomenon because he does blur these lines. he says journalism is dead and says he's not a journalist yet he calls his show real news and has anonymous sources. he tries to visit both ways. as a result there are certain standards. i think some of his viewers would have wanted to know about the cohen relationship, even if they like it. oh, good, my guy hannity is tight with trump's people. that would be a positive thing. i think this story shows us how trump world really works and how really are.the relationsps
it's a reminder about all of these men and their retiships going bac decades. that could be a good thing or maybe it could be a very bad thing. >> chris, i think it's important not to get confused about what matters in this. it doesn't matter if he's a journalist or not. we have people on all the time who aren't journalists. if they have a perceived conflict. remember, the bar is very low. if it seems like it could be a conflict, you say it. >> sure. >> so and so is coming on. they have this relationship to what we're talking about. and now let's get after it. and this was a pretty much a no-brainer from there. now it falls to fox news. shep smith talked about it yesterday but in an interesting way. so we talked the pr person for sean's show. like he was some outside entity. that was odd. because these are their standards. it's their brand that's on their program and all the others. >> i think -- i would urge people -- not just because he's on right now. i would urge people to read what brian wrote about this last night. he makes the most important point which is hannity is bigger than fox news at this point.
he exists outside of the normal structure. sean hannity is not a line producer for fox news who, if they did something like this, would be in a lot of trouble. i think of him in some ways as -- when i grew up in connecticut, jim calhoun was the basketball coach of the university of connecticut. the highest paid state employee. he was largely unanswerable because he was bigger than uconn. he was bigger than the president of the university because he made them money, they won national championships. >> he was successful. >> hannity is bringing them money in. he's getting ratings. he is bringing them advertising dollars and he is being able to write his own rules. but the thing i don't understand is he said last night in this back and forth with alan dershowitz, i have a right to privacy. this has nothing to do with your right to privacy. if i'm advocating for a certain kind of sandwich and comes out that me and the guy who founded the sandwich company are friends, it doesn't matter if i'm a journalist or not. i am using a platform which is
television. >> yeah. >> to promote something without disclosing why i might be promoting that thing. >> great point. listen, bill o'reilly was big also, okay? when it came out that he had all of these payments, these settlements, to women, fox news got rid of him. we don't know why hannity, you know -- >> but this is very different from that. >> we have no evidence of that. but obviously michael cohen is the fixer. we have no idea. okay? we have no idea about that. >> except he said it's never involved a third party. we don't know anything different. i would not put him in the same basket with bill o'reilly. >> you can't get rid of somebody because they're too big. yes, you can. >> you have to have good reason. >> fox doesn't know what the problems with the network. >> i reject the idea that you can never get rid of somebody who is too big because we've seen it happen. >> the rules can be different based on someone's watch. >> thank you. dwyane wade, big star in his own right but not bigger than the nba. but boy did he heat it up in
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♪ who is the hottest team in the nba playoffs? well, you could say the young and exciting philadelphia 76ers, but they were stopped in their tracks by a wily old veteran. guy is not even close to 40, but this is sports. here is more in the bleacher report. what a big night for a big name. >> oh, it was, but don't call him wily. wade's wife, gabrielle union, she tweeted this is not vintage wade. this is what he does, she said. what he did was end the red hot sixers unbeaten strik at 16 games. how satisfying for wade, traded back to miami in february. he won three titles there.
off the bench last night he scores 28 points. now they bring the series back to miami. that means kevin hart has to go with them. here is why. wade said sixers fans can thank hart for that scoring outburst. look, he was jawing at him, talking trash from his court side seat. that's all he needed. look at that stare down. >> it's in my dna. i love this stage. you know, as i said multiple times i played this game for those moments. >> that country song. not as good as i once was. but i was good once as i ever was. >> head coach erik spoelstra, do you think toby keith thought he would be quoted in a playoff press conference. >> i can't tell how that went over since there was dead silence after that. >> it's been more than once. nobody is who they were when they were younger, but he has been really something special when they need him. >> yeah, he has. also he provides that lift they need behind the scenes.
>> who knew that any super fan would get described as a smaller spike lee. that's what kevin hart is. >> exactly. >> he's got to come to miami, though. >> yep. >> that's awesome. thank you so much for all of that. now to this story that's getting so much buzz. outrage over the arrest of two black men at a starbucks in philadelphia. what were they doing wrong? we dig deeper next. ahh, a h...and a half.... but they can relax. they got an unbeatable price on a suite. with an extra bed. no one looks out for you, like travelocity. with price match guarantee, you'll always wander wisely.
starbucks under fire after the arrest of two black men after a philadelphia store. the store manager called 911 because the men were sitting at a table, not buying anything. they were asked to leave but refused to go. the men were in police custody for nine hours for doing nothing wrong. since their arrest, protesters have been demonstrating inside that store and on the streets of philadelphia. a starbucks spokesman says the manager who did that made that decision is no longer at the store. joining us now is michael eric dyson the author of "tears we cannot stop, a sermon to white america." michael, thanks so much for
being here. >> thank you for having me. >> how does this happen? how do you explain what happened at that starbucks? >> well, it's just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. the reality is that black people are constantly subjected to form of surveillance and in one sense policing inappropriate fashion. many white brothers and sisters maybe don't understand this. why don't they buy some water? why don't they avoid this. when we ask about what white privilege looks like? you can sit in a starbucks and a starbucks spokesman indicated this is not common practice. a person should be able to sit there, not buy anything and therefore not be harassed. so this is again the edge of a constant surveillance and policing of black life that no matter where we are, we're driving we're subjected to it, if we're the president of the united states, we're subject to it. it just seems to be something common and concurrent and common with black life. >> i know you made the point we have seen obviously all too often the videos that show that driving while black can be very
dangerous. and i guess sitting while black can also be dangerous. but it's true, we didn't know that and, in fact, there were white patrons in the store in the starbucks next to these two guys who were saying, what's happening? why are you calling the police? they tried to stand up and ask the manager, i don't understand. these guys aren't doing anything. what's happening? >> exactly right. it's a good lesson for many white brothers and sisters to understand. you don't have to do anything. these are obviously businessmen waiting on a business deal. and the white folk there going like, we know this is a clear example of something not going wrong except the fact that police are being called in. the police then are obeying what they think are their edicts and rules. they take these men for no good reason, literally sitting while black or in this case waiting while black. the point is not whether your sitting or waiting is about being black. kendrick lamar wins the pulitzer
prize. yet the ordinary black person, you're not a star buck, you can't sit in starbucks. so the reality is we've got to make things better for the average ordinary black person in order for real racial, if you will, change to occur. >> here is how the ceo of starbucks vows to make it better. so let's listen to him. >> was completely inappropriate to engage the police. and so clearly there's an opportunity for us to provide clarity and in addition to that i would say there's training, more training that we're going to do with our store managers, not only around the guidelines, but training around unconscious bias. what happened to those two gentlemen was wrong. >> how about that training around unconsciousbias. >> it's extremely important. i give the ceo there kudos for addressing this directly, not trying to hem and haw and go around the barn but addressing it directly. unconscious bias that many of us
foster regardless of our race in this country against darker skin people especially african-americans and latinos and the fact that we contribute to this atmosphere by refusing to see that these things are ridiculous. this is wrong. this is clearly wrong. but there are so many instances when our kids are kicked out of school earlier, subject to retail profiling, constantly harassed in the criminal justice system. this is one aspect of a broader facet of american injustice that has to be addressed. thank god reasonable voices are prevailing. >> what do you think the prescription is? if this is exhibit a of what a standard experience is for young black men in the country, where do we begin? >> we have to talk about it. shows like your's have to address it. police departments have to be conscioustized. people in retail stores must be made sensitive to the fact that you don't treat people in one sense disrespectful fashion. all of us have to take responsibility for it. everybody if you will ain't guilty but all are responsible
as the great rabbi said. we must take our role in trying to facilitate greater awareness in making sure that racial justice prevails so that ordinary experiences of ordinary black people will not be rendered extraordinary because of the intervention of a police department or a criminal justice system that has no business being involved. >> michael eric dyson, thank you for having the conversation with us on "new da" >> thank you for having me. >> for you cnn talk is next our international viewers. for our u.s. viewers, "new day" continues right now. donald trump and his attorney michael cohen wanted to keep the prosecution from reviewing these documents. the judge rejected that. >> i think there is significant danger to the president. the chickens are going to come home to roost. >> his campaign is emeshed in this and now the right wing media is getting pulled into this. >> a non-zero possibility that
the russians have some sort sway over him. >> i think that's very feasible. >> jim comey loves to be in the center of power. >> you will see that russian sanctions will be coming down. >> we just don't have a decision yet. >> well, the administration is once again showing that it's a circus. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to your new day. let's tell you what's happening. there's a bit of legalese to go through because this federal judge has ruled that attorneys for michael cohen and the president can review the evidence that was seized when federal agents raided the home, hotel room and office of michael cohen, who of course is mr. trump's personal lawyer. this means that prosecutors cannot examine the evidence until lawyers for the president and michael cohen determine what they believe should be excluded because of attorney/client privilege. fired fbi director james comey is ramping up