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collins at the white house to catch us up on this. kaitlan? >> that's right, brianna. >> reporter: we saw this last week the president pardoned the conservative author, and the white house is prepared to pardon dozens more people when president trump makes the decision on that. sources tell cnn that the president has prepared the paperwork for at least 30 people to pardon so far, ready to move forward. one of those people is alice johnson, that woman who was imprisoned inlabama onrges related to drugs and money laundering. as you'll recall kim kardashian visited the oval office last week with jared kushner to lobby president trump to pardon this woman. the paperwork is prepared to pardon alice johnson, but the white house has not made a final decision on whether they'll pardon her or commute her sentence. that is still something that is being discussed behind closed doors inside the west wing. though in recent days president trump has expressed an interest in pardoning her, but i am told his chief of staff john kelly
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has been against it so far since he has reviewed the case. we're seeing the president be preparedo his constitutional power, a power he definitely has once again. he has done so five times in the 17 months that he's been in office, most recently withdines conservative author, but also with several people. the paren as political sor the president. what's unusual about that is not that the president has pardoned people. president barack obama did pardon some people as did his predecessors and the president early on in his administration for controversial figures. that is what unusual figures like several others, joe arpaio, as well and we are seeing that. what's also unusual is the way that the white house is executing typically have bypasse
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department of justice office of the pardon attorney and typically you go through them for the application process for recommendations for pardoning people and the white house has do this largely on its own with president trump being the decisionre. hite house is prepared to make the coming months. poppy and brianna? >> kaitlan collins, before you go, this is your excellent reporting on this. it is significant that there has been this consternation, it appears, according to reporting about the west wing abouthis. thehief of staff john kelly not supportive of a pardon for al joh and don mcgahn not supportive of this and you have red kushner on the other side of this. the fact that they're not all on the same page with this. >> that's right. jared kushner and john kelly aren't often on the same page of some of these things and we're seeing jared kushner making a comeback in the west wing. he got his security clearance
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reinstated after so much drama with that. we are seeing him really make a stand here. he was given a lot of things in his portfolio when he joined the adtion involving peace in the middle east and several others and the office of innovation technology. prison reform has been one of jared kushner's main things and we are seeing him stick by that by inviting kim kardashian, and we are seeing it does say something about jared kushner's role in the white house and it also raisuestiof the president is trying to send a signal to his allies with this pardoning power. we know the paul manafort and michael cohen, those situations there as well. i also told one more thing. since the president has been pardoning people in recent days and his friends outside of the white house has bn calling the president or speaking with people who speak to the president often and trying to lobby for the president to pardon people. that they think deserve forgiveness, as well. >> kaitllins, appreciate the reporting with that breaking
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news. let's talk about this and mark preston on the phone and joining us is katie cordero. this is so different from past administrations in so many ways as kaitlan just outlined. >> it certainly is and it's unconventional and something we're used to and no conventional right now in the white house. one thing we have to point out, while this is not conventional the constitution does lay out explicitly that the president has the power to pardon thosewh the federal government. so he has the power to do so. the question is does it become one of these situations where he uses it for his own personal beliefs, and if that's the case that's where it becomes problematic. >> carrie, as mark said, when you look at the timing of exerti you l at so many presidents who wait until
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the end of their presidencies to use this power. what does this telegraph to you? >> well, what i think woe're seeing is that the president has found a particular legal authority that is really as broad as can be. so the pardon power is one of the areas that generally is thought to be not reviewable by outside courts and congress doesn't have an authority to pardons and he has found that executive power and he is latching onto it. what is so unusual and it's really important, i think, for us to acknowledge,t this is beyond anything -- if he goes forward with even more of these partness o pardons. this is so far beyond anything that we have seen in modern history. the process of obtaining pardons has been set up by a justice department office that has traditionally reviewed
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applications, there has been a process that has gone through and then they make recommendations to the white house. that process has existed as far as i know since the late 19th century, and so he really has found this piece of executive power and he is testing how far he can exercise it. >> let's remind viewers about potential pdons the president his discussed publicly in the past days because with the exception oack johnson, the boxer when the act was utilized against him. put that aside, the people that the president has pardoned shows a pattern and he's talking about a potential pardon for rod blagojevich and martha stewart. >> joe arpaio, even before he went through the whole process was given a pardon. someone who was very much with the president on the issue of
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immigrati immigration and is a candidate out in arizona. we saw de souza get a pardon who is a favorite of conservatives and it looks like it was a political move. >> who pleaded guilty, by the way. >> who pleaded guilty and is now on a tour saying he was targeted and scooter luby, as well. scooter libby, former chief of staff to the vice president who was accused of making false statements, vice president cheney. donald trump could perhaps get caught into a bit of a problem if he has made false statements himself. so there seems to be a pattern right now with the message that he is sending with these pardons. >> thank you guys so much. mark preston and carrie cordero, we appreciate you joining us on the breaking news that the white house has assembled paperwork to pardon dozens of people according to two sources. breaking news in to cnn. mexico is retaliating on
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president trump's tariffs on steel andthey're tariffs on pork, cheese and bourbon. this will hurt american workers. >> also consumers. this is theest salvo in e trade war, brianna, that's getting hotter and hotter. mexico will sling the retaliatory tariffs against goods that it gets from the u.s. these are$3 billion. they include products from the u.s. including pork, apples, bourbon, cheese, potatoes and the list goes on and so i you're a consumer you'll probably begin to notice this in the grocery store. mind, mexico second biggest market for u.s. exports. mexico buys $345 billion of u.s. goods each year. mexico isn't the only one being slapped with -- being slapped with tariffs from the trump administration meaning aluminum
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and steel coming from mexico, we, meaning the u.s. putting tariffs on t products and the eu in a similar situation. we are slappinariffs on imported steel and aluminum, as well. guess what in the eu will slap back here toward the u.s. come july. the eu announcing that it's going to go ahead and put tariffs on products that it buy. as you alluded to, brianna, this could hurt companies because it could make our products less competitive overseas and that could wind up filtering jobs and it could become more expensive for consumers, brianna. >> allison, thank you for breaking it down for us. >> joining us is steve morris, cnn senior economic a and former senior economic adviser to president trump. no one better to have than you right now on this news. help me understand this. this is a 15% to 25% tariff from our ally on our goods, mexico is
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the second largest consumer of u.s. goods according to the commerce department. this could raise prices for americs significantly. it could cost u.s. jobs and what does this meas is exactly, popp we didn't want to see happen. we've been operating under nafta for 25 years and on balance now, there's been a very good thing for the entire north american continent for canada, u.s. and mexico and this tit for tat tariff war that we're in, and don't want t use the word war, but maybe dispute i think is headed in the wrong direction. poppy, i talked abouty times on the show. i'm very much in favor of donald trump getting very tough with china because i think china is a biroblemorld stage, you're goin trade dispute with china, you want your allies behind you and germany, and i worry that this
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is a distraction from the big dispute which is with china, and by the way, you are poppythat t going to make american products more expensive and this is actlre moving against and away from over the last 20 years. >> just remind people, you workedpresident's team and you advised him on allings . you're a liberal economist saying these things. i know you don't want to use the word trade war, but isn't this exactly what a trade war looks like, steve moore? >> well, it's t beginning of the stages of trade war. >> isn't tha >> maybe it is, but look, i believe donald trump -- when i've talked to him about this, he's always said, steve, i'm in favor of free trade. we just need a better deal. we need fairer trade with these co to extent he's right and a lot of coun hig tarif on goods than we impose on
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them and you don't want to see this tit for tat raising because it makes goods and services more expensfor everyone. >> which makes it tough for s, which makes it tough on the jobs front and we know because of the, just yesthe b roun who has the trump ceos on it, 90% them say it will lead to higher costs for u.s. businesses and they've cut back on the hiringlan by 13%. they've cut back on their sales plan. i have ad time understanding why the president thinks this is a good idea. can you make any argument why this is beneficial to america? >> yeah, i can. in with the president and many of these especially midwestern states where donald trump broke through, states like michigan, ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa and we called them the rust belt states.
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those are states where theeavy manufacturing where a lot of jobs have been lost. a lot of workers in those states and you and i can talk aboutow good free trade is, but a lot of those workers in those states don't agree with uhey believe bec china and mexico that they're losing their jobs and they trump.>> trust >> i believe they're popular with voters. ent a lot of time with those voters with those states and those arguments and it leaves out the fact that technology has changed things immensely, more so than deals like nafta. "the new york times" is reporting that thesefs from mexico are specifically hitting those in congress, their districts. mike pence in indiana, his district being hit with steel. you have motor boats from florida, rubio there. you have agriculture products from california being h.
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kevin mcc politically. is this going to hurt the republicanarty? >> we it could be. as i said, the political truth of this is that these policies are popular w l voters to get tough with countries like china and mexico, but you're ri tariffs a imported goods, so it will make things more exnsive, but it is also true, poppy, thatexico acc. what ultimately donald trump wants to see is these tariffs reduced and one last point to ink about, because this is really the second or thirdinnin elections in july and one of the leaders is a socialist who, you know, who is against nafta. this would be a very disturbing development if that happened in mexico. that's one of the reasons why it integrated economy with canada,
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the united states and mexico as we move forward over the next 2 years because the big economic issue is going to be will the center of power will be north america or will it be asia? i share donald we want north america to be the economic power, but we need free to happen a moves like es for that make it less and less likely. moore, appreciate it. thank you. >> we are following the breaking news on prima night. president trump says melania is been out public eye for weeks. we'll have the latest next. benjamin franklin
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moments ago president trump had a new message about melania trump, the first lady. he unleashed on the media saying reports of her whereabouts were vicious and much, much more. joining me to talk about this is jeremy diamond. we are keeping an eye on the house leadership talking on the hill so if i interrupt you, that is why.this is an interesting te president just sent out. >> absolutely. the president is unleashing this morning on twitter, you know, lobbying these accusations about certain things that he says the media has reporbout melania trump during her weeks during which we have not seen her appear in public on any kind of open press event. a number of these accusations that the president is saying on twitter is simply false. he tweeted the fake news media has been so vicious and unfair my wife, the first lady melania, and to abuse, all fake.
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she's doing really well. we should point out that none of those things have been reported in t mainstream press. it has certainly been pointed out that there have been a number of questions raised about her lack of appearance in public and speculation online, but certainly cnn has not reported any of these allegations until just now when the president himself is raising the the p als suggested that four reporters had spotted the first lady at the white house last week and that they never reported the sighting, but there is a tweet from aim-- >> zee to go to the hill. >> go ahead. >> gowdy came out saying he's more convinced that it's what
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would want them to do. >> normally i don't comment on briefings. i think chairman gowdy's initial assessment is accurate. i think we have some more digging to do. we are for some more document requests. we have some more documents to review. we still have some unanswered questions. it would have been helpful if we'd gotten this information earlier. as chairman nunes saided oth thr day, if we had the information we could wrap this up faster. i have no initial assessment of what chairman gowdy has made and i want to run every lead down and make sure we get the final answers to the questions. i'll leave it at that. i won't keep commenting. ana? >> on a related topic. can you say now that we are past the point where this congress can review -- >> oh, it's an itc question. so i don't want to make a definitive declaration on tpa because, as you know, the way
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the law works, there's a period of time that the itc consumes to do their scrub and if the itc p tells us we only need a few week, then yeah, we can do it. i think we're pretty far into the deadline, but i don't want to speak onbehalf of the itc. so i'm just not going to say that. i think we're down the road and with the itc says they don't need as much time and they can do it within the time line to get it into december. that's what it would take to do that. >>s there anything that the congress could do -- >> you would have to pass a law that he would sign into law and. >> tomorrow you're going to pitch a compromise immigration -- are you confident, optimistic that you can get a republican vote? >> i feel good about the kind of conversations we're having. our members are earnest and sincere in trying to understand each other's perspectives. we have a big swath of views
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within the conference on this issue, and i really do believe that there is a sweet spot here. i think the president was extremely productive when he put out his four pillars. they're eordinarily reasonable. they attempt to actually fix the solution. remember, when we fixed daca, we want to fix it permanently so we dot have another daca problem down the road. we plan on having a conference wide conversation for two or three hours tomorrow, and that' talking among ourselves so the majority can function and we don't want to do it a disservice, honestly. >> you'll see. >> last question. [ inaudible question ] >> i don't know the technical answer to that question, but the obvious answer is he shouldn't and no one is above the law. i'll leave it at that. thanks. >> all right. paul ryan talking about tariffs. talking about pardons and there at the top after a question from our manu raju talking about, yeah, really, poppy, the
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president's allegation. the president has said that the obama administration placed a trey gowdy put some big holes in that theory after getting a classified briefing from law enforcement officials and paul ryan, this is big and he's siding with him and saying there's no evidence to the contrary of gowdy's initial assessment after that may 24th -- that may 24th briefing. here he felt compelled to basically say that this is, you know, it doesn't -- >> to be compelled to say in so many words brian a from the republican house speaker, mr. president, you're wrong and the president who has been on this, you know, campaign to assert that there were spies inserted in his campaign. trey gowdy went on fox news last week and we'll review exactly what he said about the president's claims, quote, i'm even more convinced that the fbi did exactly what my fellow
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citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got and that it has nothing to do with donald trump, and as you said, brianna, incredibly significant that the house speaker paul ryan who doesn't usually comme on these briefings and who doesn't get in therosshairs of the president with this. i think we have our mark preston, right? >> he's right here with us. >> mark? >> a couple of things. paul ryan is liberated in many ways because he's decided not to run for reelection and he can speak his mind as well as trey gowdy. as we've noted here is also leaving congress so he, too, can speak his mind about these things and necessarily have to always be supportive of the president specifically in a case like this, but also you have to wonder was the speaker getting pressure from within the republican congress to tamp this down because, listen. they have to go back and run for remrekz. every member of the house of
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representatives, 235 of them have to go back to their districts and they have to answer questions and what they don't have to answer, they don't want to have t answer questions about the allegations that donald trump tweets out every morning at around 7:00, 7:30 a.m. >> that is a very important point. let's bring in our coverage and manu ra who asked that question who made so much news. it is significant that it's from the house speaker and so significant that it's from paul ryan who doesn't tend to at least publicly, vocally disagree with the president. he has on tariffs, but not on a lot of other things. do you think that it is, that ryan was getting pressure as mark suggests from other republicans running saying you have to tamp this down? >> it seems that way. he's seen how much criticism that gowdy has gotten from republicans including rudy giuliani, questioning what trey gowdy is saying that the fbi did
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exactly what it was supposed to do. and ryan, he didn't agree with the criticism that gowdy had been getting because paul ryan was saying that same thing and saw nothing wrong from paul ryan's view. remember right after that brief statement and he laid out exactly and said there are things he wants to see more and he defended the constitutional rights of congress to oversee the executive branch and they did not weigh in specifically on the merits and the charges of the pre has criticized this investigation and suggested thhere were spies who have been infiltrated in his campaign and the president continuing up until last night suggesting there was, quote, spygate that was occurring and gowdy has been the one republican who said, no this is significant and the speaker of the house citing with trey gowdy and over the objections of some of his fellow republicans and devin nunes the
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house chairman who went on the air over the weekend and ggested that perhaps trey gowdy didn't side with trey gowdy's view of what happened here, but a very significant development. here's paul ryan saying that what gowdy said, was there nothing to dispute what gowdy said and we'll see how the president and the white house reacts. so far the president has continued to mak these unsubstantiated charges -- >> hold on one second. let's listen to the coach of the philadelphia eagle, the uninvited team yesterday. >> i'm not discussing it. over. what you've seen and what you've heard is enough and i'm not discussing. i'm not going to stand here and discuss it because we have two practices and i have a mandatory camp next week and i'm focused on that. >> how is the morale of the team? >> great. the team's great. [ inaudible question ] >> no. no. we're united.
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we're a team. it's been that way since i've been here. [ inauuestion ] >> we're focused on today, focus on getting a great practice here today, tomorrow and next week and our focus is 2018 and that's motivation enough. >> did you address the whole situation with your players? >> no. no. i mean,listen, it's -- no. [ [ inaudible question ] >> nobody was talking about him. nobody. it's over. it's behind us and we're moving on. [ inaudible question ] >> all right. coach doug pederson afthe philadelphia eagles were
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disinvited from the white house. the house speaker paul ryan, really in a way, poppy, kind of playing referee here because trey gowdy and devin nunes, head of the intel committee, they had gotten the same briefing when it came to this idea really that president trump has wrongfully propagated, this idea that spygate, that the obama administration had a s in his campaign been spewing that so persistently on twitter and he sided with trey gowdy. i want to bring in shimon prokupecz. the president is saying that -- is alleging spygate when it is not even a real thing. what does this do? what is the significance of this where you have the house speaker saying that there is no evidence to the contrary that trey gowdy's initial assessment following this briefing about what happened was accurate?
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>> this say pretty huge, significant -- what ryan there is saying is essentially backing up what the fbi and certainly people we've talked to and people at the department of justice have been saying and this is hugely significant in that they have been beat up by this presidethe has been beat bs president.e fact that they have speaker now coming out in support of them cannot be understated. in light of also the fact that we have an inspector general report probably coming out within next week which is going to hit very hard some of hillary clinton investigation and some other stuff. this happening today is significant for many reasons. also for the special counsel because robert mueller and his team and they, and the fbi there still has been very active investigation into russian interference. again, this idea that the fbi planted a spy in the campaign,
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and certainly towards are people who i have talked to who h said t idea is ludicrous, it's ridiculous and it never happened and there is a confidential informant, no longer confidential. yes. that has happened and that's out there. they did use a confidential info informant, but there was never a spy. i don't think that this could be do from the fbi and i would not be surprised if people within the fbi and their leadership on the fbi was trying to put pressure on people on the hill and a republican leader to come out in support of him this is what this does today. this sort of helps the fbi and their mission and what they've been doing in this investigation. ? shimon, thank you for that reporting and let's bring in legal analyst who is with us, as well. just talk about how the fbi operates within the legal grounds in the validity to do
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its job and remember, this all started in 2016 because they were concerned, top intelligence officials about russia meddling in our election. this confidential source was placed where they were placed to find out about nefarious action by russia and not to spy on then-candidate trump. >> that's right. it is so important to remember that history which is that this investigation began originally as a counterintelligence investigation in the fbi even before there was ever a special counsel. so what they had determined from the intelligence community and from their own investigation is there were certain things that were concerning from a counterintelligence perspective and they needed to f out more about whether or not there was inappropriate or potentially illegal or intelligence operations being conducted by the russians against the trump campaign and so placing an info informant, using an informanta that is considered from an
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inve standpoint least intrusive. in other words, it doesn't require court approval. it doesn't require probable cause. sos an investigative technique. is it unusual to have to do it in the context of a presidential campaign? of course, but there's not anything credible that has been asserted that reveals that they did anything inappropriate and trey gowdy coming out recently and making that point has really been important and paul ryan now also underscoring that trey gowdy's assessment that there really is no credible allegation that the fbi did anything wrong d there is no credible support for the president's allegation is very important. >> thank you all so much for talking with us a this. carrie cordero, shimon prokupecz, manu raju and mark preston, as the republican house speaker casts doubt on the
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certainly in the governor's race, gavin newsom, the democrat and former mayor of san francisco advances easily. john cox who got the support of donald trump, he will face gavin newsom in november and the senate race isn't decided either ne feinstein eases into the t will it be ken deleon from t will it be a republican from the right? those votes are still being counted. democrats were concerned about whether they would lock themselves out of races because of the jungle primary because of the top two votegetters advance to the november general. that didn't happen. there were several races, one, two, three races that would have complicated their effort to retake the house in november. it looks like in every district democrats will be on the ballot in november. there are still two that are being counted. california 10 where the republican jeff dunham will go on to the general election, but
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there is a democrat and a republican who are still looking for the number two spot and then california, 48, dana rohrabacher and he'll go on to november then there are two democrats and one republican all fighting for the second place and those votes are still being counted. lots of votes being counted across california, but as donald trump's sword cuts both ways and he helps john cox in california and he hurts martha roby in alabama and she was very critical of donald trump in 2016 when the "access hollywood" came came out and she now faces a runoff in alabama and one indirect donald trump effect is women. women did very well across the country. a few notable ones in south dakota. a republican, kristi noem won there and she could be the first female governor of south
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character. two democratic women will advance to the general election and they could very well become the first women, female members of the iowa hous and in new mexico, the land of my people, holland may be the first native american female to be in congress. so a big night for women across the country. back to you. >> a lot of potential firsts there. you made it through, miguel. now take a nap. >> such an impressive performance. when i get no sleep i can't even put a sentence together. >> i know. amazing he can keep it straight. tara settingmeyer and nina turner to talk about this with us. nina, not -- this warrant a shellacking for democrats and it's not the blue wave either, though. >> well, you know, there's still more time. the key for the congress in particular the house is for democrats to gain 23 net seats.
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last night showed that they're solidly in position. i believe they want to get one-third of those seats to happen in california. so the democrats are out and they are energized and we've got more primaries to g a let's talk about the california governor's race. john cox, the president tweeting about him and that support helps a lot. he doubled the amount of vote than villaraigosa got. how big was trump's endorsement of him? >> given how much money others have invested in california. they squeaked by in a lot of these areas. i mean, cox is still a long shot for the governorship, but it certainly was not -- i don't believe you look at even with the congressional races. it really wasn' theknockout performance that i think democrats wanted. it's better and despite having a
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69% increase in turnout in 2016 for democrats and in these competitive seven districts, almost all of the republicans performed over 50%. that's probably not where democrats necessarily want to be and at least he made it into the top two, but for the amount of money and resources they put there, it's not a slam dunk for them in california. >> no, it's not. >> tara, according to our reporting the campaign wasn't even expecting that endorsement because he wasn't a trum really initially. >> and then it comes through and it seems to make really all of the difference for him so that's got to be pretty startling for democrats. >> absolutely. i think nina would probably agree that seeing that in california which has been ground zero, i think, for democrats in a lot of ways, thinking that they're going to be able to pick up some seats there and because,
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it seems the energy and the momentum is on the democrats' side, histocally even in midterm elections that's usually the case when they put a party out of power, but to see that level and that kind of a surge for republicans statewide in california is an interesting dynamic. >> what do you do about that, nina? >> what does your party, you've held public office, what do you do between now and november. >> it's turnout and it's organizing e voters. let us not forget that competition is good. i know that both political parties don't necessarily like it, but this is good for democracy, but the democrats will turn out and they will be engaged and energized and november is doing the work and planting the seeds that are necessary to continue to have those conversations with the voters, understanding what their lives look like now and what they want to see into the future and we know that every single election cycle is about turnout and turnout is incumbent upon
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energizing the base, and i believe in california we will be just fine. >> tara, paul ryan, the speaker just cited with trey gowdy casting doubt on this spygate conspiracy theory which the president has propagated and t confidential informant that he called a spy put into his campaign by the trump administration and something that is incorrect. the house speaker coming out and saying, look, the fbi, as far as he could tell did what they're supposed to do. >> there is still a shade of the old paul ryan that i once knew, love and r isll in there. look, paul ryan is retiring so he's not under the same pressure to have to twist himself into a political pretzel to placate the caucus or the president and with something like this which has been just so dishonest on the part of the president of the united states and frankly, on the part of devin nunes, shame
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on him for the mockery he has made of the intelligence committee and that chairmanship. paul ryan should have removed devin nunes. he is so compromised and iis not one that should be so politicized, but for him to allow the whole spygate nonsense to go through for so long, and trey goud e the fact that he's come under the criticism that the fbi did not do what the president of the united states has been claiming, thank god paul ryan came out and said that and thank god paul ryan said that the president is not above the law about the absurdity of him pardoning himself. they would never make that assumption ever. >> double smackdown there that we just heard on the hill. >> yeah. it is a beautiful thing. >> nina, thank you so much. tara, thank you so much to you. you know the philadelphia eagles did not get a white house visit, and the winner of the finals will not get one either and andy scholes explains why in this
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. lebron james and steph curry both saying no matter who wins the nba finals the teams aren't going to go to the white house. >>ndy scholes has more on this morning's bleacher report. >> this is brought to you by ford. going for it you can. both lebron and steph curry have spoken about this before and were asked yesterday about a potential trip to the white house if they win the nba finals. lebron said he was not at all surprised when the eagles were disinvited by president trump. >> it's typical of him. i'm not surprised. no matter whos this series, no one wants to go to the white house. we won't be going. nor is cleveland going. >> i agree with lebron.
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we're staying consist went that. >> president trump disinvited the warriors after they said they would not celebrate their championship at the white house. instead they got local kids to the smithsonian museum of afrind culture. if they hope to keep their championship dreams alive and the tip-off for that one at 9:00 eastern. some baseball last night. demarco taking in the padres-braves game when this ball finds its way into her beer. the crowd around her absolutely loved it a they started chanting for gabby to chug that beer like a champ and poppy, brianna, it's one of baseball's unwritten rule that if a baseball lands in your beer you have to chug it. >> good thing it didn't land in your beer, right? >> andy scholes, thank you so much. >> thank you, everyone, for being here. still ahead, a lot of breaking
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this is cnn breaking news. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. we begin with breaking news out of the white house and president trump's new favorite thing. one of the president's power,
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