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friend. >> yeah i -- >> don't watch it alone. especially you. >> i'm not a scare di cat. you know what i didn't get to talk to you about. i think there was a method to the president's madness this morning. >> what do you got. >> i think he was trying to distract. he knew it was going to come out with paul manafort it was going to be bad, and with michael cohen and on and on. i think he was trying to change the news psyching. that's just my -- >> don lemon it is rare that someone is gifted with the looks you have and such a keen insight. we know he did, all the signature traits, impromptu, he teamed up with rudy. you think that that was an accident? on a friday morning rudy comes out of nowhere and calls joe biden what ever he called him. joe biden, how'd he enter the discussion? you know why, because he know we'd pick up on it. >> absolutely.
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i'll see you sunday. hopefully better than our last fishing trip. >> i know. >> see you sunday, have a good one. this is "cnn tonight" i'm don lemon. it's friday. pick your -- for the week. fridays in d.c., this is something we call firing friday but i'd like to christen friday lying friday, as in lying. first thing this morning, president trump walked across the north lawn of the white house to speak to his good friends at fox news. let's star with the justice department's blockbuster internal watchdog review. here's the president's take away. >> i think that the report yesterday may be more importantly than anything, it totally exonerates me. >> no, that's what you'd call a lie. it has nothing to do with you.
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the report chastised former fbi director james comey handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. it claimed that comey was not motivated by political bias. apparently you didn't read that page. >> you look at what happened they were plotting against my election. >> that would be something else you'd call a lie. just read the report, sir. and your friends from fox news foolishly asked they think james comey behavior should have jail time you said this. >> that seems like a criminal act to me, what he did was criminal. >> that's a lie. you followed it up with this. >> i think comey was the ring leader of this whole den of thieves. >> that is a lie too. comey was held in very high regard by his top staff and by
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fbi employees. this lie is also something else, an insult to the tens of thousands of people who work at the fbi, which is considered the premiere law enforcement agency in the world. you also regularly trashed robert mueller's investigation, today you said it's totally discredited, which is not. you regularly trashed his team ad you don't pass up an opportunity to do so again, today. you didn't. watch. >> 13 angry democrats. i call them, 13 angry democrats, and others worked for obama for eight year they have no republicans. >> another guess what, lie. mueller himself is a republican as is rod rosenstein, who is overseeing mueller's investigation. so, what about your singapore summit this week with the north korean leader, kim jong-un. >> i signed an agreement where we get everything, everything. but they say trump lost because
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he agreed to meet. >> well, no that is a lie on a number of fronts. a lot of people including your opponents think that reaching out to kim jong-un was a positive move. talking versus threatening, that's good. many concern that you're ready to give away the store to a murderous dictator. when you say we get everything, that is nonsense. all you got was a sense to denuclearize the northern peninsula. north korea has agreed to that before and never followed through since the 199 os. you gave north korea something it wanted, spenss of military actions with south korea. a surprise to our friends in bowe south korea and japan and a shock to the pentagon. then there's your immigration policy at the border. >> if you notice when i came over they were all saying about separating the families, and that's a democrat bill. that's democrats wanting to do
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that. >> that is another lie. it's your attorney general jeff sessions who implemented a zero tolerance policy and is aggressively prosecuting and separating parents and children if they enter the country illegally. you say you hate this, and you hate that it is happening, and it is just the democrats' fault but you can stop the practice any time you want. only you can stop the practice right now as quickly as it can be stopped, you can do that. so what about paul man forward, your former campaign chairman who is in jail tonight after his bail was revoked. >> manafort has nothing to do with our campaign. he worked for us what, 49 days or something. for a short period of time. >> that's another lie. manafort was your chain chairman and chief strategist and he worked for you for 49 days, that's another lie. we did the math.
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he worked for your campaign for 144 days. and that's not even all of today's lies, but we only have two hours, for me at least and we have to start somewhere. let's begin with cellular phone legal answerist, jennifer rogers. april ryan. matt lewis and rick wilson, republican strike thattist. good evening, welcome to the program. this is all about the truth. so, rick, lie after lie, why does this president have such a fraught relationship with the truth? and why is he getting away with it? why don't republicans call him out? >> look, president munch housen has no relationship with the troop, don. he has never been caught up with it, he has never been held account, no one has thrown the microphone and said, screw you
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i'm out, you're talking scrap. no one in congress has said, mr. president stop lying like a cheap rug. this is a guy that gets away with it because people let him. your intro tonight was an incredible valuable moment. it basically went out and said lie after lie after lie after lie. today the president, he was out there free range crazy on the white house lawn and basically, you know, bouncing from one explosion of bs to another, and hoping that he was going to get away with it. i think the guy was pretty unhinged today. there may be some method to the madness because he didn't want people to talk about manafort. this is a guy who -- stretching the truth over and over again to the breaking uppoint. i'dly americans are kind of exhausted by it. it catches up with somebody at one point. >> april, i don't know, i mean you're there almost every day.
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today he falsely claimed the ig report exonerated him. it had nothing to do with the rrp investigation, nothing about on instruction it was about the handling of the e-mail investigation. >> the e-mails, yes. >> it said we had no reason to prosecute hillary clinton, that james comey, although they thought it was inappropriate, that it wasn't political in the findings and they didn't think anything struck or anybody else said whether they should be doing it or not, texting each other. they don't think it had any effect on the outcome of this investigation. >> well, i'm going to say this. this president is always going to be right in his eyes and within his administration. he wants to operate from a stance of strength and he wants to show that he's won and he was right in firing comey, no matter what the 500 pages found. this president has a contingent, a constituency that believes him no matter what. you could see that its blue
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outside and the president will say it's orange. the people will say, see it's really orange. it's like that dress, white versus, what is it, yellow or blue? remember that dress? that's like this president. today you were absolutely right, it was about diversion, it was about taking the news psyching himself. i don't think the president was unhinged today, he was being himself. this is -- he wants people to believe what he believes. i believe he believes this. he doesn't realize that the truth is something out there, it's foreign to his nature. i believe he just believes he take it in and he crafts it his way. i believe, don that this president wants to make sure that his constituency and the world hears what he says and he's going to keep throwing it until it sticks. even though we're saying we see those 500 pages said something different. >> i just wonder is it worse if he knows he's lying or doesn't know? stew on that for a minute.
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i have to get this in -- >> it's not a lie if you believe it's true. >> what does it say about you if you believe it's true? >> i think that was george ka stanza. >> it's a lot. contradiction listen, comely of lies. judge rejoked paul manafort's bail and sent him to jail over allegations he was witness tampering. his defense says he didn't foe who would be witnesses. jennifer is that believable, do you think? >> no not at all. it's clear on the messages he was sent. he was reaching out to people who he knew who were going to be testifying. it was very specific, very pointed. the judge, you know, she was very measure, she said she struggled with the decision, she seemed like she didn't want to send him to jail, she had to because he was violating his bail so frequently in a way that undermines the entire justice system and he was already being
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electronical electronically monitored and she had nothing else to do but put him in. >> jyeah, this is like a high school cell phone, he attempts to call on february 25th, he team attempts to call d-one with non-encrypted symphony acell ph goes on and on. >> he's actually putting the substance in his files so it's obvious. >> it's weird, he thought he was slick because he did this thing -- he did this thing called foldering where he opened up an e-mail account, gave a number of different people the password to the e-mail account. wrote the e-mails in draft form but never sent them but everyone else had access to them. the investigators were like, you're not slick buddy. he was already wearing two ankle
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bracelets, this was stupid. >> right. and the idea if you didn't send it through the server they can't capture. the law enforcement was on to it. >> everyone using encrypted apps that think they can't be tracked. they're in for a surprise. quote, when the whole thing is over things might get cleared up with some presidential pardons. so, you saw chris last hour he asked him about that earlier tonight. listen. >> my advice to the president of the united states as his lawyer, not as a government lawyer is no pardons. it would completely change the momentum that we have right now, because it's very strong right nowism you can see the polls moving in the president's favor and against mueller. >> then wide you suggest it? >> i didn't suggest it. i said he shouldn't pardon anybody. and the president said to me, you shouldn't pardon anything.
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what i said was after the investigation was over it should be considered a governmental matter, not by me. these things get cleaned up, ford did it, reagan did it, carter did it, clinton did it and bush did it. >> so, you're saying after the probe is over it may be cleaned up with any pardons? >> people were unfairly prosecut prosecuted. >> maths, does that make sense to you? >> well, rudy is devious is what he is, he's incredibly smart, he's a weird dude but he's smart. i think it's like the dog whistle happening, right. on one level rudy is telling a true story, right, which is he is currently advising against pardons because thing are going well now, it's a plausible story at least. later on, once everything's cleared up, it may be that presidents end up doing -- that's a plausible story.
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but what is he actually signaling to people like paul manafort? that's really what he's up to here, of course putting in their minds, hey guys, don't talk -- you know, don't tell anybody anything that happened. if you know anything, keep it to yourself because donald trump -- if you do that donald trump will pardon you at the end of the day. right? that's incredibly slick and, you know devious. >> well, he probably should send a dog whistle about legal fees. what'd you say rick? >> it's easy when you're not in the big house. paul manafort's laying there in a orange jump suit sweating his ass off right now thinking, oh god they're going to leave me here. and they are. >> you just made my point, not talking about legal fees, somebody's got to bail him out, it's costing people thousands and thousands of dollars, so
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far. stick around we'll talk about that. i want to play more of the giuliani interview and talking more about the president saying an impromptu t.v. appearance that he hates to see the children taken away at the border. we'll be right back. casual sharing can spread meningococcal meningitis.
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families being separated at the border, he has the power to end it but he has not. back with me now the panel. i want to continue on with the conversation we were having before then i'll get to the immigration things. jennifer this is for you, chris kept trying to press giuliani on the pardon issue. let's watch and we'll talk. >> he's not going to pardon anybody in this investigation, but he's not going to give up his right to pardon if a mischaracterization of justice -- >> he could and he might? >> of course he could. >> and he might? >> of course he might. how about he's not saying -- he absolutely definitively will not because he might as well give up as president by saying that. >> no, he saying he should recuse himself -- >> what's your interpretation of what he's saying? >> it's really hard to listen to giuliani right now with anything kind of approaching accepting
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what he says. he's been all over the map with these issues so i'm not sure if i believe him saying the president won't pardon anybody when this is over. it's kind of like water gate in a way, nixon's tied up with this but even in his term he's not pardoning anything. i agree, the president's not pardoning these people, he should not be involved with this at all. if there's pardons to be had he should wait for somebody else to do it down the road. >> you know he's not going to pardon anybody -- >> i think he waits. >> matt, "the washington post" is saying donald trump -- as a way to force negotiations and deter more crossings. children and families as pawns,
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is that what's happening here? >> yep, that's it don. i think follow up to be you can be tough on border, you can be an immigration hawk, want to build a wall, that's different than being inhumane and not having compassion. i think what they're doing, i'm guessing this is more of a -- jeff sessions is an interesting dude too, right, this is a guy who allows himself to be publicly humiliated so he gets to keep the job where he gets to separate immigrant parents from their children. that's the pay off for him, really bizarre. i think this is absolutely bad and donald trump of course is lying. >> that is, the president he said the opposite. this is him this morning. watch this. >> the children can be taken care of quickly, beautifully and immediately. the democrats forced that law upon our nation, i hate it.
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i hate to see separation of parents and children. >> okay, that has been debunked by everyone. rick, again he is blaming democrats. if he wanted to change administration policy, he could. >> don, this is a president whole do an executive order to get more tarter sauce on his filet oh fish. this is a guy whose essentially defined executive orders by administration only. they could easily do this, this is a policy decision. no one could cite a law, sarah sanders couldn't do it. they fall back on biblical quotation to cite a law on this. they could easily do this. they can change this in a hot minute. and they're nervous about it, that's why they're sending out folks from i.c.e. and d hidalgo county s today to talk to the press. they understand the pictures are awful. the behavior is awful. the politics and the opt ticks
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suck. they need to if i can it. donald trump is going to pretend he's going to get his wall by making democrats do it. his whole branding is the democrats are soft, they want to let the brown people to come in and rape your children. now their saying -- >> just for the facts here, it has been debunked completely even by "the washington post" there is no democrat law. necessity separating children from their parent as people regarding the rule. the separation policy is a function of decisions made by trump and his team. once more the administration specifically implemented the policy to serve as a deter rent for those thinking about seeking entry to the united states, again not democrats law. april, take a look at this, this is a friegened child.
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he knows how to spin a story but this isn't working for him. do you think it's working? >> well, no it's not working. we finally have heard from religious leaders, to include franklin graham who said this is about female. jeff sessions wants to quote the bible, he wants to get biblical now talking about romans and how government is ordained, that may be true. but the first ministry is your family. franklin graham said look, this is about the family. you heard on twitter from former attorney general eric holder saying this is cruel and inhumane. at the very least, you know, many americans have family and when you think about your child being taken away from you, even as people are saying, if you cross out our border it's there' illegal no matter what. this is not voting well for this
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president, for him to come out today and say he didn't want it to happen this way and he han done it, he still tries to appease a certain group. he's got to do it, just like your other guests have said he's got to show something about it. not only that, whether you separate families, i'm thinking about slavery and i'm thinking about how mothers and fathers were pulled away from each other and the children were pulled away, all in evers efforts to breed. i'm thinking about how religion was use for that, to say, oh the slave masters who were christian wanted the slaves to learn how to read to read the bible. you can manipulate religion all you want in any kind of way to justify something cruel and humane. when we go down that line it's an ugly line and this administration has to step up to show they're not trying to do something cruel and inhumane.
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former trump campaign chairman paul manafort is in jail tonight. this exclusive video obtained of this white van bringing him to a facility that is in virginia, 99 south of washington, just a few hours ago. this after a federal judge revoked his bail ending his house arrest believing she has no choice when man forwaafort w contacting witnesses. i want to bring in a panel. gentlemen, good evening. so much for a slow friday.
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renado starting with you. paul manafort was out on bail. he was wearing two ankle bracelets. the judge warned him he was on thin ice. this guy tries to crack potential witnesses in the upcoming, allegedly, according to the judge, in an upcoming trial. was he pushing his luck or what the hellive he thinking? >> obviously very bad judgment. i think bad judgment is paul manafort's middle name, throughout the entire course of his conduct in this suit. it appears he committed a federal crime while he was on release, at the very least that's what the grand jury found by probable cause and adding that charge in the indictment. the judge relied on that finding today, to put him in jail for the pendency of this trial. it's a very bad development for manafort. i think, in my experience, when
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ever defendants go into custody, that you are more likely to plead guilty, they are more likely to flip because frankly they can't put this out of their minds. they can't compartmentalize and forget about the prosecution, they are living the effect of it every single day. >> yeah, especially since how he's used to living, the trump tower, parts of the country, expensive suits and on and on. he's a wealthy man used to living a certain lifestyle now he's in a cell. tha got to be hard. it appears that somehow they got the information in this case and also apparently in the michael cohen case, as well. they were able to get his whatsapp or what ever encrypted apps that he had. besides those apps they say manafort u manafort used an app called
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foldering. you write an e-mail and safe as a draft and don't send them. others open that draft and read it and delete it. does this attract investigation's attentions and how were they able to get this information? >> certainly it attracted the attention of mueller's legal team. they thought that message implied some deceit in respect of communications. if they wanted to speak openly about something that wasn't perjuriry, why not send an e-mail. they interpretered it that way and they have the means available to them to receive all of those cell phone and other computer devices and they can retrieve that. the notion that the enkripgs on these whatsapp and other types of thing are such they can did b deny -- the opportunity for the prosecution to review them is
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just mistaken. paul manafort found that out. >> these thing, it disappears once the message is sent, does it not disappear if. >> well, most of it goes to the cloud where its retrievable. there's very little thing that are not retrievable. paul manafort learned that lesson. i'm surprised he didn't know that or his lawyers didn't advise him of that. he's found himself in this situation of being held pending trial. i wanted to add on this, i get what renado says, he was accused of committing a crime while on release, and that reform act, 1990 that's a base for holding him, but in a case like this where there's fisa issues and documents that need to be looked at in secure facilities, being in jail makes it so burdensome
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for the defense to actually defend itself. i'm a little bit surprised, amy jackson, who i've known for a very long time, who i think is a terrific job, couldn't find conditions of confinement at home that will allow him to more readily defend himself. >> didn't -- she tried. she admonished him for writing this and he had two ankle bracelets. his lawyer says, we'll take his cell phone. i mean, how does they know, how does she know, the only way she doesn't have access to a cell phone is in jail. >> that's right. that's what was the determining fact for her decision and that's why it will likely be held up on appeal. i think the system of justice works best when each side has access to their lawyers and the protectives that the constitution. >> so you don't think he has access to lawyers and he can't see his lawyers when --
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>> no, he can, but several hours south of where he lives and where his lawyers practice. they don't have a secure facility, they have visiting hours that makes it difficult. >> i got you. renaud doe what do you think of what he says? >> i think the system works best when defendants aren't trying to tamper with witnesses. i read the judge's opinion she put out this evening, i think it was very per swaf. the point is you have a pattern of behavior here to show that man fordidn't have respect for the law. it's difficult to track release when you know the man signing those conditions and agreeing to them doesn't respect them and trying to find ways around them. i think from her perspective this was the final straw. >> all right. great conversation. thank you michael and renaud doe. the president makes a joke about how north koreans sit up at attention when kim jong-un speaks. but given kim's murderous word,
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is that something to joke about?
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so, president trump
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believing one good summit deserves another. during his impromptu meeting on the lawn today, he says plans is on the way with one on one summit with putin. he took the opportunity to praise kim, again. >> he has a strong head, don't let anyone think anything different. he speaks and he has people sits up at attention. i want my people to do the same. >> i want to bring in cnn global affairs max root. and cnn average /* analyst fellowsh philip mud. when i saw this i thought it was a joke. do you think he wwas joking?
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>> i would suggest to you there is truth and whit, so when the president makes these quote/unquote of ha ha jokes which isn't funny, he's revealing his desires that he admire dictators. he wants to be a dictator. going back to the 1980s when he was praising the butch -- for showing strength. he never ever praises a leader for respecting human rights. he praises dictators for being tough and showing strength. this is a consistent theme. he can pretend it's a joke but it's no laughing matter. >> he should probably read power versus force. a lot of people should. you'll see the difference between what power is and what force is. real power, you don't have to use power or be a dictator if
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you're actually a powerful person. >> well, trump has dictator envy i think. >> so, phill, when we have seen trump's -- strong men as max as says, since this summit, he has been flattering and praising kim nonstop. watch this. >> he is a very talented man. he's got a great personality. he's a funny guy. smart guy. great negotiator. he loves his people, not that i'm surprised by that. his country does love him. his people, they have a greatfer very. he gave us a lot. you haven't had a missile test in 7 months. you haven't had a firing, a nuclear test in 8 1/2 months. you haven't had missiles flying over japan. he gave us remain of great heroes. i got along with him great.
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we have great chemistry together. >> we have a short time phill, but that's like a two-hour town hall on that one statement. he has made no mention of kim's butchery by talking this way. what kind of message is trump sending to the rest of the world here? does hein' understand the atrocities committed under kim jong-un? >> i think the message he's sending, and i'd like to pick up on what mr. boot said, i paid full price for his last book so this is a serious conversation. i think the message he's sending is clear. the president has talked about how brilliant he is, he's talked about his educational background. he's talked about how incredible his memory is. he's denigrated the courts, media, he's denigrated his political foes, everybody including democrats and republicans get the little name,
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even ted cruz gets a name. my point is, when you look at how he character rises people who don't have to deal with the opposition he has to deal with, he's characterizing them in a way to say, look, if you're a genius and your face opposition, that opposition is not at the same level you are, that opposition in terms of the media, the congress, the democrats party, doesn't understand the genius you have. i think what he's saying in some ways is sort of a picture of his psychology, dictators overseas who lead countries without opposition are at his level. they don't have to face his opposition, they're at the same level of genius he has and he's told us that repeatedly, don, in the ways he's talked about himself and his opposition. >> yeah, then there's the whole thing, max with g7 versus g8 and russia, and i'm not sure you
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understand russia was kicked out of the g8. and he said obama, i don't think he got that. now he's pushing for a summit with vladimir putin in summer because he's going to be in europe at a nato alliance meeting. what does this have to do with putin? >> he's just admired putin for years, we know that. there was just a report in "the wall street journal" that in g7 he -- he never calls vladimir putin a brutal killer, he never calls kim jong-un a brutal killer. he seems to think to get a -- out of thee leaders is to kiss up to them. when richard nixon went to china in 1972 he didn't praise anyone for the resolution.
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even nevel chamberlain in 1938 in uyanik, he wasn't absoluting nazi generals. this is not the normal way that united states behave with dictators. >> we'll talk more about what the president said on the lawn today, including the i gun control report, supposedly it commonly rays him and what he said about james comey as well. and other stuff. we'll be right back. just to lower the drivingh position 10 millimeters? because when you're crafting performance, no measure is too extreme. the luxus lc and lc hybrid experience amazing at your lexus dealer.
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. so president trump tried to take some attention away from paul manafort today by holding an impromptu question and answer forum on the front lawn. back with me max booth and phil mudd. in any other friday this would be big news. i want to ask you about the decision today to ratchet up the trade war with china. impose $50 billion of tariffs on chinese goods. is this a blunder now? >> i think the timing is certainly questionable. you can certainly make the case china is guilty of infractions and steel intellectual property. if we're going to confront these chinese abuses we need our
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allies behind us. but before imposing their tariffs on china donald trump imposed tariffs on all our closest allies. so now our allies are divided from us. in terms of strategy this makes zero sense. >> that would probably be our lead story, we'd be talking about it all night. phil, i have to play one of the things the president said today about the fbi and james comey. watch this. >> should james comey be locked up? >> well, look, i would never want to get involved with that. they seem like criminal acts to me. comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves. it was a den of thieves. >> so you work among fbi senior officials and rank and file. how do you react to that? >> you know, look, the president's campaign manager lock him up, is going to jail. meanwhile if you look at the
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republicans who are behind the investigation into the whit house and the president's activities regarding the campaign including the russians, that is a republican head of the investigation or a republican fbi director who gave what i thought was a brilliant speech at the fbi yesterday. the deputy attorney general, the attorney general, the head of the senate intelligence committee, the chairman of -- pardon me, the spokesman paul ryan in the house, all of whom are republicans saying i think this investigation is legitimate. the president keeps trying to portray the investigation as a democratic witch hunt, and republican after republican who have looked at the evidence, i haven't seen it but all of whom are looking at top secret information are saying actually i think the investigation is legitimate. what do you want me to say, don? the president has lied
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repeatedly. starting with the first day of office saying millions of people showed up at my iinauguration. >> can you imagine if the chairman of hillary clinton's campaign went to jail the day after her foundation was cited by the new york attorney general for being a slush fund. can you imagine what would happen, what republicans would do? >> yeah, it's -- it's just a reminder of how much bizarre and outlandish behavior we have come to accept as routine from the trump administration. any one of these things alone would have been a massive, massive scandal in previous administration. and now they're basically giving him a pass even as he tries to deflect attention from the case against him by assaulting the very foundations of the rule of law, the department of justice, the fbi, the judiciary.
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i mean this is just, you know, right out of the play book of these dictators that he admires so much, where they try to destroy any institution that can impose any accountability on them. >> so he also said it exonerated him from collusion with russia and obstruction of justice. it had nothing to do with mueller's investigation. >> it also exonerated me, the pope, mother theresa, and abraham lincoln. look at this. the inspector general at the pentagon investigates the pentagon. the inspector general that the department of justice investigates the department of justice and the fbi. the department of state investigates the department of state. of course it exonerated him because any investigation by the inspector general at the department of justice does not investigate the office of the president of the united states. i mean, this is not that complicated, don. he wasn't part of the investigation. therefore, the investigation does not rule these guilty.
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