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ling usaa home and auto insurance. get a quote today. we begin with breaking news that hits very close to home for us at cnn. good morning, i'm pamela brown. anthony bourdain, the host of cnn's parts unknown, has died. the award winning and incredibly talented story teller, writer, traveller and chef was found this morning in his hotel room in france. he took his own life. he was there shooting an upcoming episode of his show. his death is a shock to family, friends and fans worldwide. let's start with alex mark hart with more on bourdain's life and career. alex? >> reporter: that's right. this is such a terrible shock. not just for those of us here in the cnn family, but really for his legion of fans around the
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world. we so often use the word unique. that is the best word to describe him and what really was a gift. he was a truly unique character with a unique ability to connect and to tell stories that were about food, but ended up being about so much more. cnn did put out a statement this morning. it reads in part, his love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. his talents never ceased to amaze us. we will miss him very much. here is a small look at part of his immense body of work. >> chapter one. to fall in love with asia is one thing. to fall in love in asia is another. both have happened to me. is there value in just beautiful people and objects moving through space in beautiful ways?
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>> is there a value to the color of a pomegranate? >> new york city where i live. it's easy to think having lived here nearly all my life that this is what america looks like. thinks like. that the things that are important to me are important to everybody. that every place else is out there, unthinkable. maybe even unknowable. 600 miles away from midtown manhattan is mcdowell county, west virginia. another america. in the mind of many of my fellow new yorkers, the heart of god, guns and trump country. i hope the show makes people like me from new york city and the coasts look at west virginia with a little more understanding
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and a little more empathy. i was a student of history. i had an impish desire to use the g word finally on tv. most official united states policy and much of the world's policy is to refer to the arnenian genocide as -- i don't know -- as a series of unfortunate events. i just wish more americans had passports. you can see how other people live seems worsefinteresting at. >> people everywhere are pretty much the same. >> we ask simple questions, what makes you happy. what do you eat, what do you like to cook. everywhere in the world we go and ask these simple questions, we tend to get some really astonishing answers. >> when bourdain died, he was 61 years old. it wasn't until his 40s that he
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became a household name. he once commented on his success to an interviewer saying i feel like i've stolen a car, a really nice car and i keep looking in the rearview mirror. he was separated from his current wife and has a preteen daughter. he joked to people magazine, don't become interested in any chefs. please stay out of the restaurant business. our thoughts are with his daughter and all of his loved ones this morning. >> absolutely. a loss not just for the cnn family, but for fans worldwide. thank you so much for. i want to bring in senior media correspondent brian stelter. brian, he, of course, was a tremendous storyteller. but he was so much more. >> you're absolutely right. when you think about his career, first as a chef, then as a best selling author. in his book kitchen confidential, it came out 18 years ago. people still love reading it
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today. it catapulted him. he's been with us here at cnn for five years. his program parts unknown, it changed his identity, his celebrity status, and it also changed cnn's identity. it brought us all around the world and it became one of the most popular shows on cable television. bourdain was fearless. his show was magical. he was one of a kind. the cnn president has sent an e-mail to employees this morning. we can put part of it on the screen. tony was an exceptional talent. a storyteller, a gifted writer, a world traveller, an adventurer. he brought something to cnn that no one else had ever brought before. he will be greatly missed, not only for his work, but also for the passion with which he did it. we are seeing so many reactions from around the world. as you were mentioning. some celebrities like chrissy
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teigen saying he was one of my idols and one of the best storytellers on the planet. thank you for making food so exciting and standing up for everything right. tony was among other things an advocate for chefs and for workers in restaurants. and also for the victims of harvey weinstein and other prominent men accused of harassment. he had been outspoken on that issue in recent months. here's another comment, michael simon, a chef on the food network saying i'm in complete shock. this is a loss for words. we've heard from president trump in the past few minutes. here's what he said about bourdain. >> i think it's very sad. in fact, i want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences. that was very shocking when i woke up this morning. anthony bourdain is dead. i enjoyed his show. he was quite a character. i will say. so i just want to extend my
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condolences. >> bourdain is absolutely one of a kind and irreplaceable. the 11th season of parts unknown had been airing in the past months. new episodes have been airing rece recently. that's what he was in france for this week. he was shooting shows for the upcoming season. >> in 2013, he won a peabody award. the judges said people open up to him and reveal more about their hometowns and homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document. such a loss with the passing of anthony bourdain. thank you so much for that. and the news of anthony bourdain's death by suicide comes as a new cdc report finds that suicide rates are on the rise in almost every state. from 1999 to 2016, 25 states had increases of more than 30%.
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researchers also found that more than half of the people who died did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition. joining me now to discuss psychiatrist and author of the power of different, dr. gail saltz. the news of anthony bourdain's passing comes on the heels of kate spade. all of this begs the question, as i just said, the rate of suicide is up. why is that? >> we don't know all of the reasons, obviously, why that is happening. suicides tend to go up following times of economic difficulty, a lot of strife, increased isolation, which i think, you know, it's fair to say that in many ways social technology has benefitted some people but other people have become more isolated as a result. i think, you know, post 2008, a
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lot of people started really struggling economically. we're certainly in a lot of strife in this country in certain ways. even though you could say that the numbers have gone up in general, a big part of those numbers are actually women. for women, there have been changing roles in terms of feeling that their personal expectations should be one of great success in the workplace, as well as still being a primary careatta caretaker, that's a lot of pressure and a lot of stress. you mentioned that half of those people don't have a mental health diagnosis. the likely reason for many of those numbers is those are people who do not realize they are having a mental health issue. or do not want to go in and seek an evaluation and treatment so they've not been diagnosed would a mental health illness. but they probably are suffering. >> and you said some of these people just don't know they may
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have a mental health issue. what are the telltale signs? >> so people should really be aware of the signs and symptoms. if we could do something more about stigma in this country, more people that are starting to feel some of those signs and symptoms, such as depression, hopelessness, feeling worthless, having difficulty sleeping, having difficulty with your appetite. losing the ability to take pleasure in things. those kinds of yourself or seeing them in someone else should instigate you to go in and get an evaluation. there is treatment. treatment is often very successful. one out of ten people in their lifetime will suffer depression. so the numbers are really high. i think that stigma keeps us from encouraging people to go from taking ourselves. it keeps us from asking people whether they might feel suicidal. which is really, really something you should do. there are red flags for suicide. if someone is feeling isolated, if someone speaks of being a
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burden to others. if they're deal ing with a lot of shame. there are certain things that are particular red flags and instigators of suicide. if you're aware of these, you want to ask the person if they're thinking of taking their lives. if they say yes, ask them if they have a plan or a means. if they say yes, take the means from them. stay with them and bring them to help. >> i think if anything, you know, one of the things we've learned this week with the passing of kate spade and now anthony bourdain, is that it does not discriminate. no matter who you are. it's so important to seek help. thank you so much. if you know anyone, a family member, a friend, a colleague that may need help. please call the national suicide prevention hotline. they are available 24/7. we'll be right back.
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more breaking news this morning. the president is on his way to the g-7 summit. he thinks there should be an addition. >> we have a world to run. and in the g-7, which used to be the g-8 they threw russia out. they should let russia come back in. we should have russia at the negotiating table. >> president trump making the comments as he heads to canada for what will surely be a contentious meeting with our closest allies. i want to bring in boris sanchez. boris? >> reporter: hey there, yeah, president trump calling himself russia's worst nightmare. vladmir putin is likely thrilled to hear president trump say this. not so much an invitation to
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re-create the g-8, but rather because it's yet another rift between president trump and some of america's oldest and staunchest allies. you have the president sparring with french president macron and the canadian prime minister justice trudeau. the president has sort of broken from them when it comes to the iran nuclear deal or the paris climate accord. so there are a number of fronts where the united states is pursuing this america first agenda that president trump has laid out. much to the chagrin of some of america's allies and to the delight of vladmir putin. we should point out, russia has done little to atone for its aggressive acts around the world. not only the invasion and annexation of crimea, which ultimately led to their departure from the g-8, but also just this year with the chemical attack on an ex-russian spy in
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the uk. we'll keep our eye out for any discussion of russia today. plenty to watch for here in quebec. >> absolutely. thank you so much, boris. i appreciate that. i want to bring in michele kosinski live from the state department. what does the president saying russia should be in the g-7 say about our allies? >> reporter: i had to look twice at this when the notes started coming from this little presser he was doing on the lawn just to see if that was really what he said. especially since the u.s. at the time had tried to lead the charge to impose some kind of costs on russia. i mean, virtually from all sides now looking back the consensus is that russia has not paid enough. it was the president's own national security advisor, h.r. mcmaster as he was leaving, he
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said that the world has not imposed enough costs on russia. he said we have failed to impose sufficient costs. russia has used old and new forms of aggression to undermine our open societies for too long some nations have looked the other way. this was someone that was chosen by the president, saying we have not done enough. so to hear the president as he's about to meet with our allies with whom he has an incredibly contentious relationship right now, to say that russia should be allowed back in is shocking. and one u.s. ally diplomat e-mailed me and he asked me are you seeing these remarks? he called them whacko, pam. >> whacko. all right. thank you so much for that. joining me now to discuss, steven moore, director of the center for canadian studies at
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johns hopkins university christopher sands and earl anthony wayne. great to see you. where to begin? there's a lot of material to work through. i want to start with you, christopher, on the heels of michelle's reporting. the president comments that he is open to this idea of bringing russia back to the table to turn g-7 back into g-8. how do you think the u.s. allies, particularly canada where he's heading, are reacting to this news? >> canada has one of the largest ukrainian populations anywhere outside ukraine. steven harper, the previous prime minister to justin trudeau was very hardline on the russian invasion of ukraine and on the annexation of crimea. justin trudeau has kept it going. even though it's a different party. he has been very firm on the russian annexation. it will be awkward for canada. a lot of canadians will be
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shocked by this. this is not at all expected. >> of course, this comes on the heels of this twitter feud, ambassador, with president trump between him and some of the leaders, our key allies. you have trudeau, macron. there's going to be differenceser bdifferences, but to see it in public view is significant. what could the potential fallout be with the president going in seemingly ready for a fight? >> well, i mean, of course we'll have to see what happens when they get there. i don't recall a g-8 7 summit where tensions have been so high. it's normal there are differences. the whole idea of the g-7 was to get people together to find solutions so they could talk in an informal way and that could lead to ways forward. which it has in the past.
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and bringing russia in was trying to recognize the new role of russia in the world after the fall of the iron curtain. and to make that a broader discussion. it was the russian aggression that led the others to say you're not invited anymore. but the forum still exists so leaders can hash out these differences. but i haven't seen one before where the tensions are so high ahead of time and a number of our friends and allies are feeling they're being mistreated and with questionable rational on the part of the united states. >> you have president trump saying we may terminate nafta. here's what he said. >> if we're unable to make a deal, we'll terminate nafta. we will have a better deal. if we're unable to make a deal, we will be better off. right now, we are not going to live with the deals the way they are. european union treats us very
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unfairly. canada, very unfairly. mexico, very unfairly. with that being said, i think we'll probably very easily make a deal. >> needless to say, that is not going to help lower tensions ahead of the president going to the g-7. >> this is a big meeting. this will be consequential. trump has said from the very start, from the first moment he started running for president he doesn't like the trade deals. he wants them renegotiated. he wants better deals. when i talked tod the president he says i'm for free trade. it has to be fair. he wants these other countries to lower their tariffs to give access to american goods. i think the american people are generally behind him on that. the other thing i think big story that's going on, look, one of trump's themes is america first. a lot of the g-7 countries don't like that. one of the things he can really boast about in this meeting, and i'm sure he will, is guess what country in the world has the
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strongest economy today? the united states. a report came out that the european union is growing at .5%. we're growing at 4.5%. i think he'll be boastful and say we're doing it right in the united states. you should get behind us. by the way, i think the nafta thing, boy, you know, given how important nafta is, not just economically, but to the geo political situation in north america i hope we don't drop out of nafta. it needs to be modernized but we should not drop out of it. >> president macron of france tweeting, saying, look, okay, president trump you can be an isolationi isolationists, the six of us will reach a deal. can the u.s. afford to be the odd man out with our allies? >> look, the fact of the matter is, the united states is the alpha male in the world economy today. every nation needs access to -- >> that may be the case today in your view. >> by the way, canada is our
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closest ally by far. it makes no sense to me to be picking a fight with canada. with these european countries, i think he's going to say, look, look at what we're doing in the united states. we're cutting taxes. we're cutting our regulations. we're growing our economy. he said this to the european leaders before. i'm for america first, you should be for your nation first. that doesn't mean isolationist, it means put your own people's interest first. >> you said he shouldn't be picking a fight with canada. that's exactly what he seems to be doing on twitter, calling out canada for what he says are unfair trade practices. then he said this, christopher. looking forward to straightening out our unfair trade deals with the g-7 countries. if it doesn't happen, we come out even better. how would the u.s. come out even better? >> i think that's the problem. what steven was saying about the great growth in the u.s. just makes nafta more tantalizing. canada sends most of its exports to the united states.
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and it accounts for a little bit more than half of their gdp, trade does. he's trade dependent. trump knows that. he's pushing very hard. i don't think we're better off with no trade agreement with canada. i think what we need is a better trade agreement. we'll have to go through the nafta negotiation process and have a successful outcome. i feel like his threats are going to do no good. this is one of the things that people easily forget in the u.s. canada has domestic politics too. justin trudeau has an election next year. he can't afford to look wimpy with donald trump yelling at him all the time because then he won't get reelected. he won't be seen as standing up for canada. one of the reasons he's been tweeting up this week is he needs to protect his own flank and convince the canadian people he's not rolling over to trump bullying. >> one quick thing. most americans thing thk our nu one trading partner is china, it's not.
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this idea of having a north american free trade agreement which goes back to ronald reagan, has worked well for the continent. we want the north american c continent to be integrated. >> the president is leaving the g-7 summit earlier, to meet a rogue dictator. what do you think the optics are? >> let's try and get our priorities right. we've been friends and allies for a long time. let's work this out. i would include mexico in that for the same reasons that were just mentioned. canada and mexico are our two largest export markets in the world. they depend on us but we depend on them. u.s. farmers depend tremendously on sales to mexico as well as to canada. mexico has its own presidential elections on july 1st. the mexican government cannot be seen to take a bad deal. and the new president, whoever
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that may be elected, can't be seen to come into a situation where he's yielding to a win-lose situation to the u.s. from all these perspectives, we have a lot at stake in these discussions. >> absolutely. >> china is the country that trump is really concerned with. if he wants to pick a fight with china, which i think he has a legitimate beef with china -- >> he needs ally support. exactly. thank you all. i do appreciate it. president trump says more pardons are coming. muhammad ali might be next. we'll be right back. cluded for the whole family. so you can get lost in space in your own backyard... or get pumped up for your grand entrance. only t-mobile lets you watch your favorite movies and shows in more places, without paying more. get an unlimited family plan with netflix on us.
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new this morning, president trump just confirmed he has a batch of new pardons in the works. he dropped one very big name. >> he was not very popular then. his memory is popular now. i'm thinking about muhammad ali. i'm thinking about that very seriously. and some others. and some folks that have sentences that aren't fair. but i am thinking about muhammad ali. >> joining me now are two big names in our world, cnn chief legal analyst jeffrey toobin and david challian. jeffrey toobin, here's the thing, the supreme court overturned his conviction, so is a pardon even needed? >> i don't think so. it's a peculiar situation. i would have to look into it.
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you can pardon someone who hasn't been charged. most famously gerald ford pardoned richard nixon before he was charged with anything. i don't know how that would work in the context of someone who is no longer alive. frankly, i think this was a shiny object for all of us to look at. i don't think it has a great deal of significance one way or the other. just in terms as a practical matter, unlike jack johnson, who actually was convicted in a case widely regarded to be unjust, the ali situation is different in the sense that there is no conviction for him to be pardoned for. >> of course muhammad ali is beloved around the world. what do you make of this? the president is considering pardoning another celebrity. of course earlier this week he did pardon alice johnson at the behest of kim kardashian.
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>> it is a bit of a shiny object. donald trump's entire life has been about attaching himself to celebrities that could rub off on him. he had a show called the "celebrity apprentice" at one point. this is somebody who has very much wanted to benefit by the company he keeps in this way. taking one of the most beloved famous men worldwide and saying, hey, i'm in this pardon routine right now. i'm going to pardon muhammad ali, it's just an embrace of somebody that he hopes can rub off good will for him. >> all right. so he talked about muhammad ali. he also -- reporters asked him have you thought about pardoning paul manafort or michael cohen, his personal attorney. here's what he said about that. >> i haven't even thought about it. i haven't even thought about it. i haven't thought about any of it. it certainly is far too early to be thinking about that. they haven't been convicted of anything. there's nothing to pardon.
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it's far too early to be thinking about it. >> so he didn't exactly rule it out, david. >> not at all. and he has ruled other things out when he's been asked. he's making a very deliberate move to leave some space for himself in the future if he wants to. he goes on to say that he could pardon himself, that he has power to do so but he doesn't need to do so because he has done nothing wrong. he holds out the possibility that he may think about pardoning these guys down the road. one of the conversations about the president's moment of pardons has been this speculative notion, is he sending a signal to others that he's willing to use the pardon powers? is that something that manafort or flynn should pay attention to? by now, this is literally holding out the possibility that a pardon may be in their future. >> it's clear he enjoys the power of pardoning. most presidents wait till the end of their terms.
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not this president. something else he didn't rule out was the firing of his attorney general who he continues to taunt on twitter. here's what he said. >> fire who? we'll see what happens. we'll see what happens. >> jeffrey toobin, your reaction? >> what a ringing endorsement of his attorney general. no, look, it's widely acknowledged as the president has tweeted repeatedly and told people privately that he detests the fact that sessions did not tell him that he would recuse himself from the russia investigation, thus leading to the appointment of robert muller. this is yet another example of something we have never seen under previous presidents, this continual taunting of his own attorney general. what's particularly chilling about this is that at the same time he is not, you know, supporting his attorney general, he is doing things like he did
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yesterday where he was calling for the prosecution of debbie wassermann schultz's low level aide who was being investigated in connection with the e-mail scandal. you know, it is important to remember that in the united states of america, historically, we don't have presidents calling for criminal investigations of political adversaries. this has something that has been outside the realm of possibility in recent generations. but here we have the president calling for the justice department to investigate and incarcerate prominent democrats and not so prominent democrats. in the swarm of tweets, you know, the endless supply of trump news that we deal with, it's important to focus on the fact of how much a violation of our norms that is. and that, to me, is a heck of a
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lot more important than this continuing dance with jeff sessions. >> we just received a statement in from muhammad ali's attorney. i want to read this. we appreciate president trump's sentiment, but the pardon is unnecessary. the u.s. supreme court overturned the conviction of muhammad ali in a unanimous decision in 1971. there is no conviction from which a pardon is needed. all right. that is the statement from muhammad ali's attorney. a lot more to discuss on this very, very busy friday morning. we'll be right back. when did you see the sign? when i needed to create a better visitor experience. improve our workflow. attract new customers. that's when fastsigns recommended fleet graphics. yeah! now business is rolling in. get started at fastsigns.com.
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a former intel committee staffer reportedly accused of lying to the fbi was arrested yesterday. the fbi says he lied to agents who were investigating leaks of classified information to reporters. before he left for canada this morning, president trump slammed leakers. >> i believe strongly in freedom of the press. i'm a big, big believer in
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freedom of the press. but i'm also a believer in classified information. has to remain classified. that includes comey and his band of thieves who leak classified information all over the place. so i'm a very big believer in freedom of the press, but i'm also a believer that you cannot leak classified information. >> cour justice correspondent i with us in baltimore. how did wolfe pop up on the fbi's radar? >> reporter: i know the fbi and justice department has been aggressively pursuing these leaks. it was back in october of 2017 that these fbi agents approached james wolfe. they said they were investigating the disclosure of classified information. it's important to note, james wolfe was the security director for the senate intelligence committee, meaning he was charged with maintaining and
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really safeguarding classified and sensitive information for the committee and for those lawmakers. then it was in december of 2017 when james wolfe sat down with fbi agents for a voluntary interview. in that interview, fbi agents asked him if he had had correspondence, communication with several reporters. they also asked him if he had disclosed any sensitive information to them. james wolfe told them no. he also elaborated in an interview as well. last night james wolfe was arrested and he was charged with lying to the fbi, lying to federal investigators. now we're expecting him at the federal courthouse in baltimore to answer to those charges. really, pamela, this is significant. this shows that the administration, the justice department will prosecute those involved in leaks. also, this is the first publicly known time that we know that the trump administration in pursuing these leaks, has seized the data, the communications of a
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reporter. in particular in this case, a "new york times" reporter who did have communications with james wolfe. pamela? >> and we know that one of the reporters that wolfe was corresponding with. tell us about this reporter. what do we know? >> reporter: "the new york times" disclosed the identity of this reporter last night. her name was alley walkins. she had a three year relationship with james wolfe dating back to the time where she was an intern in washington, d.c. so we know that in april 2017 she wrote an article for buzzfeed. in that article she disclosed there was an investigation as to russian spies. she was involved in writing that article. the fbi wanted to know exactly how she got that information.
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now, the doj sent her a letter in february of this year letting her know that her phone and e-mail records had been seized. so, of course, journalists are pushing back on this. her lawyer said it's disconcerting when the records of journalists are targeted. >> jessica, thanks so much. i want to bring in jeffrey toobin for perspective here. how significant is this? >> what's significant here is the investigative techniques used by the justice department. i think a lot of people don't know -- a lot of journalists don't know that journalists, we don't occupy any special privileged area under federal law. there is no shield law. we are just like any other citizen. we can be subpoenaed to the grand jury to testify about our sources. we can have our phone records seized. we can have our e-mails searched
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by the justice department. now, historically, there has been a policy of restraint on the part of the justice department that in deference to the constitutional role of journalists, they don't investigate us like anyone else. that's begun to change. it began to change under the obama administration. the obama administration did start investigating leaks in a way that also touched on investigating journalists. this appears to be a significant step up in terms of aggressive investigating of leaks and thus investigating of reporters. and, you know, it is constitutional. there is no doubt that the justice department has the right to subpoena or obtain our phone records, our e-mail records. but if that starts to be routine, that will have a tremendous chilling effect on how we do our jobs.
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and that's the risk here. and congress occasionally has talked about putting in some sort of legal safeguards when it comes to journalists and -- >> thank you so much for that. i cut you off. apologies if i did. thank you so much. lawmakers have called for his firing, but epa chief scott pruitt got a huge thumbs up from president trump. we'll show you what the president said up next. over the last 24 hours, you finished preparing him for college. in 24 hours, you'll send him off thinking you've done everything for his well-being. but meningitis b progresses quickly and can be fatal, sometimes within 24 hours. while meningitis b is uncommon, about 1 in 10 infected will die. like millions of others, your teen may not be vaccinated against meningitis b. meningitis b strikes quickly. be quick to talk to your teen's doctor about a meningitis b vaccine.
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this as criticism grows due to the spending habits on the taxpayer's dime. take a listen. >> scott pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the epa. we're setting records. outside he's being attacked viciously by the press. i'm not saying he's blameless, but we'll see what happens. >> cnn correspondent sara ganim joins us with more details. the list keeps growing and growing, sara. >> we have been talking about how scott pruitt is under fire for using his staff for personal errands. latest allegations from "the washington post," he called on his security staff to pick up his dry cleaning and search for a type of lotion found at ritz-carlton hotels. this is shocking and people are talking about it, because pruitt's security detail is unprecedented. it cost taxpayers $3.5 million last year for around the clock security, that he claims he needs because of death threats. now, the need has been called into question by members of
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congress, so learning this is how they were at some points used is sure to raise eyebrows as he makes his way through the 13 probes into his behavior at the epa. now, another report from the daily beast also alleges that pruitt used his staff to fetch snacks for him, like greek yogurt and protein bars and, you know, folks are starting to have a lot of fun with this. pruitt has become a punching bag for a lot of people on twitter in recent weeks. postmates, an online errand service tweeted this yesterday, hi, just fyi, we are a company called postmates and we're willing to drive all around the city looking for a very specific fancy moisturizer so your security detail doesn't have to. >> what does epa say to this? >> they're not actually talking to cnn about it. they have given statements to other media, very generic statements they said many, many times simply saying his security detail is the same on personal and epa time.
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>> all right. sara ganim, thank you for breaking it down for us, we appreciate it. moments from now, president trump will arrive in canada and he's ready to come out swinging, it appears, against key allies upset over tariffs. we'll be right back. stay with us. if you spit blood when you brush or floss you may have gum problems, and could be on the journey to much worse. try parodontax toothpaste. it's clinically proven to remove plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums. for healthy gums and strong teeth. leave bleeding gums behind with parodontax toothpaste.
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