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good morning. welcome to "early start." a busy breaking news day. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. noon in moscow. 6:00 p.m. in seoul. we will be live in both of those cities. president trump tweeting his reaction to the classified versions of the comey memos. the comey memos just out and show no collusion and no obstruction. also, he leaked classified information. wow. will the witch hunt continue? the critics find the assertions questionable. >> many were written by james comey hours or minutes after several conversations with president trump. the memos add what comey said already, but add remarkable details. we have more from justice reporter laura jarrett in washington. >> reporter: the memos are out and almost read like unedited
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pages from comey's book in how comey interacted with the president despite the so-called cloud of the russia investigation hanging over them. discussions of loyalty. former national security adviser michael flynn and the salacious rumors of trump's visit to moscow in 2013 got under his skin. according to comey. in one of the unclassified memos, it includes a famous conversation where trump allegedly told comey quote i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting flynn go. there is new information, including a claim, that president trump told comey at a dinner at the white house in 2017 that he had quote serious reservations about michael flynn's judgment. and reince priebus asked comey if flynn was under investigation days before flynn was fired. and lawmakers jumped on the news.
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like minority leader nancy pelosi tweeting the release of the comey memos are further proof of trump's contempt for the rule of law. republicans say the memos are more indicative of what the memos don't say. they don't say and former director comey never felt obstructed and never wrote he felt threatened. dave and christine. >> thank you, laura. as for the salacious details, those details about the visit to moscow that bothered him so much. here is just one quote. he went on at great length explaining he has nothing to do with russia. this is comey speaking of trump. has a letter from the largest law firm in d.c. saying he has got no income from russia. was not involved with hookers in russia. can you imagine me? hookers? i have a beautiful wife. it has been very painful. >> in an interview with jake tapper, comey admits he has no evidence the president was compromised by the russians, but it is unlikely the kremlin has something on the president, but it is possible. he says there are two reasons why.
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>> constantly bringing it up to me to deny it and in my experience as an investigator, it is not an iron clad rule, but it is striking for someone to bring something up like that. something that you did not ask about. i have been struck that he would not criticize vladimir putin even in private which struck me as odd. those are not conclusive facts. the reason i'm saying it's possible is there are things that lead my common sense to believe it is possible. >> james comey talking to jake tapper about the case against andrew mccabe. moments before the interview, the ig sent the information on to the u.s. attorney's office for possible prosecution. mccabe is accused of lying to internal investigators. comey was cautious with the comments. >> if they ultimately bring a case against andrew mccabe, would you be a witness? >> potentially. i don't know if the reporting is accurate. i know cnn reporting.
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i don't know it of my own accord. given the ig report reflects interactions with andrew mccabe with me and other senior executives. i could be a witness. >> shortly after, the tweet from president trump. james comey just threw andrew mccabe under the bus. ig report is a disaster for both of them getting a little/lot of their own medicine. rudy giuliani is joining the personal legal team for the president. the former u.s. attorney says he will help push the russia investigation to a conclusion. giuliani says he has known robert mueller a long time. he will ask the special counsel for a list what he needs and checking off that list may go as quickly as a couple of weeks. the president never indicated to rudy giuliani his intention to fire mueller because he knows it is counter productive. giuliani said bob is the best we can do. adding mueller is fair. sources telling cnn deputy attorney general rod rosenstein informed trump last week he is
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not a target in the investigation in the personal lawyer michael cohen. rosenstein was not referring to the robert mueller investigation which is separate. mueller's team told mr. trump that the president is not a target of the russia probe. the justice department says cohen has been under criminal investigation in new york for months because of his business dealings. >> joining us here this morning is brian carrum. >> i had my coffee. thank you. >> you need a lot to unpack all we had to discuss. >> you cover a lot in the last two minutes. >> set aside higher loyalty and talk about the 15 pages leaked 45 minutes after the memos were sent to congress. what is your broad take away when you go through the memos from the former fbi director james comey? >> the broad take away is if you refer to the president's tweet about throwing someone under the
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bus. that comes from the guy who throws people under the bus and backs over them a couple of times. maybe he knows what he is talking about. in the memos, comey defends mccabe. he does a lot of defense of mccabe. a lot of talk the hookers which is the salacious stuff that everybody likes to talk about. >> hang on. a lot of people like to talk about it? no one likes to talk about it more than the president if you believe the memos. >> time and time again. >> he returns to it. there is also another tell about the president. he talks about -- comey talked about lunching and talking. the president never asked him an open-ended question. he always controlled the conversation. that is typical of donald trump. he wants to control all events. so he is controlling the conversation the entire time. two different people, as you said earlier, you will never see. one precise and one inprecisinp.
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>> let's talk about that. in the memos, from comey, this is on page 10. i said something about it being difficult. he said we need to go after the reporters and refer 10 or 15 years ago, we put them in jail and it worked. he mentioned judy miller. going after reporters was tricky for legal reasons. i said something about the value of putting a head on a pike is a message. he said it may involve putting reporters in jail. make a new friend and they are ready to talk. this is a white house at war with the free press which is a hallmark of american democracy. >> i love judy. judy is a friend of mine. the member of the first jail birds club. there are some that have gone to jail for the first amendment. mr. president, no, you don't put me in jail for a couple of days and i talk. that is not how it works.
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he has a whole misunderstanding of what it is with a confidential source and what it is to have free press. he doesn't want a free press. as a guy who has gone to jail, no. your ideas are wrong. they are bad. they will not work. >> in is recep tayyip erdogan type of stuff when we talk about journalists. >> scary stuff. >> let's talk about the stuff that laura jarrett talked about there. serious reservations of michael flynn's judgment. this is the national security adviser. reince priebus, the chief of staff then, asked if there was a fisa warrant out on him. why did he name him the national security adviser? >> he wanted the best people. former president obama warned him about flynn. everyone did. i think at some point in time if you remember, put it in historical context, a year and a half ago. if you put that in context, no
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one expected this guy to win. a lot of the republicans did not back the president. he had a transition team. he was trying to find people. the fact of the matter is with flynn, who do we got? flynn. >> who is loyal? >> i don't think it was ever a case of them vetting the guy and saying he is the best guy for the job. it was a fact of them vetting and say let's take him. >> it is a test. republicans say it proves the president is innocent. democrats say the opposite. we will get more on that in the next half hour. wells fargo facing $1 billion in fines for selling unnecessary products to customers. sources say the penalty could be announced today. the joint settlement offered today which is fine for punishment for forcing 570 570
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clients to buy car insurance they did not need and charging unfair fees. wells fargo declined to comment. this is another blow to the reputation. it is recovering from the sales scandal two years ago. the bank opened 3.5 million accounts without customers' knowledge. that with other abuses prompted unprecedented action from the federal reserve in february. it barred wells fargo from growing bigger until it cleans up its act. this is the toughest action yet by the trump administration against a big bank. it is note worthy to note that mick mulvaney tried to abolish this consumer protection agency. he delayed pay day loan rules and weakening the consumer branch. this is interesting. two florida sheriff's officers dead this morning. ambushed as they sat in the
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russia's foreign minister saying that vladimir putin is ready for a meeting with president trump. we have sam kiley live in moscow. good morning, sam. >> reporter: good morning, dave. this is an interesting development coming from sergei lavrov, the foreign minister, essentially responding in a public forum in a private invitation from donald trump back in march to vladimir putin before the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria and before the air strikes against syria. a tight russian ally.
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really what he is doing here, dave, is trying to muddy the water and create friction with the united states and united kingdom which is locked in a very bitter exchange of words and anger over the use of chemical weapons on british soil. indeed the british parliament set up a super committee to try to investigate, monitor what they consider to be russian assault on the united kingdom. choosing the moment, lavrov saying putin is up for the meeting at the white house. the response is no kidding. it is not a formal invitation. there is no planning behind it. there is no secretary of state in the united states yet for these sorts of formal arrangements to be made. dave. >> sam kiley live in moscow. thank you. 16 minutes past the hour. two sheriff deputies ambushed and killed in a small town 50 miles southwest of gainesville. the 30-year-old sergeant and
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25-year-old deputy were having lunch yesterday in trenton when a gunman walked up to the restaurant window and opened fire. deputies responding to the scene found the shooter identified as 59-year-old john shubert dead outside the restaurant. no off. the sheriff has suspicions. >> what do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent it has been demonized with every type of hate and every type of putdown that you can think of, these only thing these men were guilty of were protecting you and me. >> the sheriff calls the two fallen deputies the best of the best. president trump will not attend the funeral for former first lady barbara bush. first lady melania trump will attend the funeral to show
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>> we have lindsay with more. >> steve kerr mentioned the death was unexpected. the goal was to avoid losing a third game in the series. spurs star tony parker shed light on the impact that erin popovich had on the team. >> she was a great lady. i always some them and mom and dad. i arrived when i was 19. it was very emotional. >> gregg did not coach last night remaining with his family. the assistant coach filled in. no noticeable tribute. a heavyweig weight around the t. the spurs would lose the game 110-97. after the game, the focus remained on the popovich family. not basketball. >> it is hard to think about that for me personally right now. there are other stuff bigger
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breaking overnight. president trump tweeting his reaction to the james comey memos just turned over to congress and immediately leaked to the media. rudy giuliani joins the trump legal team. telling cnn he plans to give the mueller investigation quote, a little push. what do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement? >> the sheriff in florida not holding back after the death of his deputies. a bank about to be slapped for a $1 billion fine for fees they should not have paid and insurance they need didn't. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. still getting through the fascinating memos. 15 pages released to congress and leaked to the media. we will have the latest for you as we start this morning.
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president trump tweeting his reaction to the classified versions of the comey memos. proved to congress and leaked to the media 45 minutes later. the comey memos just out and show no collusion and no obstruction. where have you heard that before? also, he leaked classified information. wow. will the witch hunt continue? the critics find the assertions questionable. particularly the classified part. >> many were written by james comey hours or minutes after several conversations with president trump. the memos add what comey said already, but add remarkable new details. we have more from justice reporter laura jarrett in washington. >> reporter: the memos are out and almost read like unedited pages from comey's book in how comey interacted with the president despite the so-called cloud of the russia investigation. hang than -- hanging over them.
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issues with michael flynn and the rumors about trump's visit to moscow in 2013 really got under his skin. at least according to comey. in one of the unclassified memos, it includes a famous conversation where trump allegedly told comey quote i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. to letting flynn go. there is new information, including a claim, that president trump told comey at a dinner at the white house in 2017 that he had quote serious reservations about michael flynn's judgment and reince priebus asked comey if flynn was under surveillance days before flynn was fired. and lawmakers jumped on the news. nancy pelosi tweeting the release of the comey memos are further proof of trump's contempt for the rule of law. republicans say the memos are more indicative of what the memos don't say. they don't say and former
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director comey never felt obstructed and never wrote he felt threatened. dave. >> laura, thanks. as for the salacious details, those details about the visit to moscow that bothered him so much. here is just one quote. he went on at great length explaining he has nothing to do with russia. has a letter from the largest law firm in d.c. saying he has got no income from russia. was not involved with hookers in russia. can you imagine me? hookers? i have a beautiful wife. it has been very painful. >> in an interview with jake tapper, comey admits he has no evidence the president was compromised by the russians, but he thinks it is unlikely the kremlin has something on the president, but claims it is possible and says there are two reasons why. >> constantly bringing it up to me to deny it and in my experience as an investigator, it is not an iron clad rule, but it is striking for someone to
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bring something up like that. to deny something you didn't ask about it. i have been struck that he would not criticize vladimir putin even in private which struck me as odd. those are not conclusive facts. the reason i'm saying it's possible is there are things that lead my common sense to believe it is possible. >> boy, are those the words we hear over and over again from the former fbi director. james comey also talking to jake tapper over the case of the deputy director andrew mccabe. moments before the interview, the ig sent the information on to the u.s. attorney's office in washington for possible prosecution. mccabe is accused of lying to internal investigators. comey was cautious with the comments. >> if they ultimately bring a case against andrew mccabe, would you be a witness for the prosecution? >> potentially. i don't know if the reporting is accurate.
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i know cnn reporting. i don't know it of my own accord. given the ig report reflects interactions with andrew mccabe with me and other senior executives. i would well be a witness. >> shortly after, the tweet from president trump. james comey just threw andrew mccabe under the bus. ig report is a disaster for both of them getting a little/lot of their own medicine. rudy giuliani is joining the personal legal team for the president. the former u.s. attorney says he will help push the russia investigation to a conclusion. giuliani says he has known robert mueller a long time. he will ask the special counsel for a list what he needs and checking off that list may go as quickly as a couple of weeks. the president never indicated to rudy giuliani his intention to fire mueller because he knows it is counter productive. giuliani said bob is the best we can do. adding mueller is fair. sources telling cnn deputy attorney general rod rosenstein informed trump last week he is
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not a target in the investigation in the personal lawyer michael cohen. rosenstein was not referring to the robert mueller investigation which is separate. mueller's team told mr. trump that the president is not a target of the russia probe. the justice department says cohen has been under criminal investigation in new york for months because of his business dealings. >> joining us here this morning is cnn analyst brian karem. let's begin with your reaction. more context and details about james comey's interactions with the president. it is like as you read the documents, you have james comey basically the boy scout and the president of the united states sort of the playboy. that is what comes off here. >> two things that come off here. i go back to the one tweet. he said the witch hunt. we have to clear that up.
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they sanctioned the same 13 people that the mueller investigation indicted from russia. either the president of the united states is a party to the witch hunt or there is no witch hunt. he has to quit saying that. we have to hammer him on that every time he says. that secondly, what you take -- he says that. secondly, what you take away from the comey memo. you get a sense of the investigator and playboy. a man who is meticulous in the mind set how the president controls conversations and secondly the president seems overwhelmingly interested in talking about salacious details for no reason at all. >> he brings it up. >> over and over again. it is throughout the 15 pages. it returns to the, sorry if there are kids watching, hookers and prostitutes. what particularly stands out is the president telling james comey about a conversation he had with vladimir putin which to our knowledge is their first
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conversation on record when the president -- when vladimir putin says we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world. this is the first known conversation. >> trump is saying putin told him that. >> right. >> how do you explain that? how did that come up in the first conversation? >> how does it ever come up? two heads of state with the two largest nuclear arsenals on the planet. our president is talking about an escalated crisis in nuclear arms and new nuclear arms race. putin talking about the first strike weapon and they are talking about hookers. good morning. how you doing? unbelievable. >> 2018. hard to believe some of the stuff. >> unless the president -- >> this is something putin had said, i believe, in the past. maybe a public comment. i don't know.
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>> let's talk about giuliani. giuliani says bob mueller is a fair guy and will tick through a list of mueller needs and they can get it over. >> i think rudy giuliani said that to placate the president. he think he says he knows mueller well enough and mueller will not be pressured into ending proceed at his own pace. wh i think the investigation will be done when the investigation is done. nothing will change that. the idea you could pressure mueller into ending the investigation in a couple of weeks? i just don't see that. i think that is high wind in the trees from giuliani. how effective he can be who knows. maybe he just wants to come back and be in the limelight. >> a lot of confidence from the former new york mayor. let's go back to the memos you have unique perspective on and
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the thing the president told james comey about jailing journalists. he said 10 or 15 years ago, we put them in jail to find out what they know and it worked. he mentioned judy miller. they spend a couple of days in jail and are ready to talk. this from page ten of the memos. you have unique perspective on how serious that conversation is for him. >> that wrangles me. i went to jail four times. you don't talk if you go to jail. this person has no idea what he is talking about. you don't go to jail and have a confidential source and do that on a whim. you are committed to doing it. once you are committed, you are committed. there are 14 of us on the planet who actually have done that. mr. president, you are wrong again. up don't get your facts straight. you will not intimidate reporters to giving up information.
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you really need to grow up. it is disturbing. it is a war. >> it shows the relationship. you call it a war. the relationship between the white house and the press. >> the press. >> can you explain it as sarcasm? i don't know. >> the tone i get from that if you are not for him, you are against him. if you are hannity or someone who will always be there for him and defend him, he will defend you. that is pr. journalism is everything you don't want to read about or afraid of reading about. that takes risks and that takes -- you have to walk down the middle of the aisle and lob bombs left and right as long as it is factual. he doesn't appreciate that nor understand that. he is at war with the concept. it is fright especialening in t for democracy and free speech. >> he has convinced one-third of
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(crying, screaming) today is your day. crush it. angie's boom chicka pop whole grain popcorn. boom! russia's foreign minister saying vladimir putin is ready for a meeting with president trump. we have cnn's sam kiley in moscow with the latest. sam. >> reporter: this is coming from sergei lavrov. it is really a diplomatic response to an overture made by donald trump when he congratulated vladimir putin on the re-election as the russian president back in march. this is not a formal response to
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a formal invitation. that does not exist. at least because at the moment the united states doesn't have a secretary of state to handle such processes. this is an attempt, i think, by the russians to try to warm the relations with the united states and possibly try to show a bit of friction with the united states and say the united kingdom where relations with london are extremely sour. >> any issue for the foreign government there over the fired fbi director james comey. he said donald trump bragged about russia having the most beautiful hookers in the world. i can't believe i'm asking this. is the government responding to those memos? >> reporter: we put that exact question to the spokesperson
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here less than an hour ago. the spokesman for vladimir putin. he said if that is how it is written, at least this part is not true. president putin could not say such things and did not say it to donald trump. taking into account they never communicated before trump became president. i must add that this is a boast that vladimir putin has made in the broader sense of things when he actually suggested that the whole golden shower thing as the comey book has described it when he dismissed that as a non-event and could not happen. he did at that time say make that boast about russia. >> oh, yes. thanks, sam. >> ear muffs. the historic hotline with north korea and south korea so the two leaders can speak ahead
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of the summit on april 27th. the u.s. drops the demand of the troop withdrawal in south korea which calls a condition. we have paula hancocks with the details. good morning, paula. live from seoul. >> reporter: hello, dave. we are being told this is the first time ever that there has been a hotline between the leaders of north and south korea. a few hours ago it was finished and there was a test. the south called the north and hung up. the north called the south. they had a brief conversation about the weather and about how the other one was and the rest they were unable to tell us. it is a very significant development because this phone call, this phone i should say, is on the south korean president's desk. in his office which can be connected through to his private residence. from the north korean side, it is at the state affairs commission. we don't know exactly where, but it is significant the two sides can actually now talk to each
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other when they want. they will have the phone conversation. kim jong un and moon jae-in will speak before that summit which starts this time next week. as you say, the south korean president saying north korea is not insisting on the u.s. troops leaving the south korean area. that it has been a stipulation in the past. the u.s. has always said no. at this point, they are not calling for it. dave. >> paula hancocks live in seoul. thank you. two sheriff deputies ambushed and killed in a small town 50 miles southwest of gainesville. police say the 30-year-old sergeant and 25-year-old deputy were having lunch yesterday in trenton when the gunman walked up to the restaurant window and opened fire. deputies responding to the scene found the shooter identified as 59-year-old john shubert dead outside the restaurant. no official word on the motive.
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the sheriff has suspicions. >> what do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent it has been demonized with every type of hate and every type of putdown that you can think of, these only thing these men were guilty of were protecting you and me. >> the sheriff calls the two fallen deputies the best of the best. 51 minutes past the hour. a check of "cnn money." global stocks falling after tech and tobacco fell on wall street. apple shares slowed down. philip morris dropped 16%. p&g fell 2% on slow sales. also struggling to raise prices as tough competition keeps a lid on growth. at&t calls the final
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demanding lawmakers take action against gun violence. it was launched by a sophomore. in each time zone they will walk it of school and have a moment of silence for all shooting victims. trump will not attend the funeral for first lady barbara bush. the first lady will go to show respect for the first lady's family and friends. former presidents clinton and obama and their wives will attend. former president carter and roslyn accepted is their regrets. there is a public viewing today at st. maarten's church in houston. >> tammy duckworth making history again as she becomes the first senator to cast a vote with her newborn by her side. she thanked to her colleagues for change the rule to have
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babies on the senate floor. >> good for her. >> a veteran, double amputee, and the toughest woman in congress. >> cute baby. thanks for joining us. happy friday. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. have a wonderful weekend. we'll see you next week. this is cnn breaking news. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is your "new day". it's friday, april 20th, 6:00 here in new york. alisyn is off.oins me. and i will need your help this morning. >> a lot going on on. >> news falling on top of us. our starting line has changed just as we go on air. we know what was in the memos that fired director comey wrote about his interactions with president trump. cnn obtaining 15 pages of partially

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