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necessarily because the palace doesn't like anyone related to the family commenting to the media. >> hard not to sympathize. father can't be at his daughter's wedding. thank you very much, anna stewart in london there. thanks so much for joining us today. i'm jim sciutto. "at this hour" with kate bolduan starts right now. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. minutes from now, we're expecting to hear from both attorney general jeff sessions and president trump a they face fresh bipartisan blowback now over the administration's zero tolerance immigration policy. here is what we know right now. the government has confirmed its policy separated at least 2,000 children from their families at the border. those children, some toddlers, being held in detention facilities. just minutes ago, the president's homeland security secretary defended the policy. >> past administrations may have done so, but we will not. we do not have the luxury of
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pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are in fact a family. we have to do our job, we will not doing for our job. we have sworn to do this job. this administration has a simple message, if you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you. >> but, the secretary tweeted just yesterday, we don't have a policy of separating families at the border, period. also, this morning, new criticism overhat policy, period. former first lady laura bush issue a scathing condemnation in a washington post opinion piece, writes this, this zero tolerance policy is cruel, it is immoral and it breaks my heart. even the current first lady is weighing in a rare statement on policy that says this, we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart. read into that what you will. more republican lawmakers are pushing back on the false claim that democrats are solely to blame here.
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here is what senator lindsey graham said on friday. >> president trump could stop this policy with a phone call. >> he doesn't seem to acknowledge that. >>le wi ll lwell, he can't. i'll go tell him. >> a whole loto get t now. abby phillips at the white house. they're having a hard istration time getting on the same page. either the policy exists or it doesn't. either it is law or it isn't. either -- pick it or it isn't. where are they now? >> reporter: that's exactly right, kate. they are all over the map on this issue. first, denying that there was even a policy of separating children from their families and now seeming to acknowledge with such a policy exists, but saying that they're not going to apologize for the practice in part because, according to kirstjen nielsen, they want congress to change the law. listen to what she said just a few moments ago, about where the administration is on their
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policy of zero tolerance at the border. >> if you make a false immigration claim, we will prosecute you. if you smuggle illegal aliens across an extraordinarily dangerous journey, we will prosecute you. but i have also made clear you do not need to break the law of this country by entering illegally to claim asylum. if you are seeking asylum, go to a port of entry. >> for several days now, president trump has also been using this issue to push democrats to negotiating table on other immigration priorities, suggesting that democrats were responsible for this policy change. but the truth is, kate that in the past, past presidents have faced this dilemma and they have chosen to do other things, they have chosen not to separate families in this way. now nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families in six weeks and while kirstjen nielsen said don't believe the press, that these
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children are being treated well, these images of children sleeping on pads on the floors, in chained gated cages are really striking and causing a lot of republicans to balk at the prospect this could continue for weeks and months to come. >> abby, thank you very much. we can hear from jeff sessions, we can hear from the president this hour. let's see what they have to say about it. joining me now, two democratic members of congress, phil monavala, he's about to tour af york, congressman jerry nadler, he toured a detention facility in new jersey this weekend. some of your colleagues down there, they have met with some resistance getting into some of the facilities. do you know what you're going to be able to see today? >> well, behind me is southwest keys, which is a contractor with the health and human services. behind us here are 1500
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unaccompanied minors, 10% are the children who have been separated from their families.
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listen to this. >> everyone needs to put down their swords and stop political grandstanding on the democratic -- in the democratic party, getting ready for midterms and instead focusing on
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actually fixing the problem. instead of going back to the districts, and instead of going back to their districts, and basically saying this is a bad problem, look at these horrible pictures, they could go back to their districts and w stood up for you guys when we fixed the problem, but they won't do that, because they want to play politics. >> that takes nerve. they set up t problem. this problem is entirely an unofficial problem started in mid-april when jeff sessions, the attorney general sent the memo for zero tolerance policy and it zero tolerance policy. he said we're doing this in order to present to have a deterrent effect. we're going to terrorize people, take the kids away, so that other people who are fleeing violence will think twice about coming here. now, then it is the democrats' fault because not that we started this policy, the president did this policy, but it is the democrats fault because the predent says if you want know stop torturing these people, if you want me to
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stop separating families and taking kids away you got to go to oth things, other terrible proposals on immigration. you got to agree that people who are waiting legally on line to join brothers and sisters in the united states with -- for 20 years, get wiped out you got to agree to $25 billion for the border wall. >> welcome to washington. never let good crisis go to waste. >> no. create a crisis. torture people. and then say we're going to blackmail you to stop -- that's not proper. they're holding the kids hostage. that's not a proper way of negotiating. >> are you introducing the companion legislation? >> we'll be doing that tomorrow. >> what does it say? >> you can't separate the kids. it has a number of other provisions, but basically says you can't separate the kids -- >> if you get that bill to the floor and there is an amendment for border wall, will y back it? >> i might back the border wall, but not in the way that they want it in the bill, because the way the border wall that they say in the bill is if any future
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congress takes a penny away from the border wall, anybody who has been waiting all these dreamers, these daca kids waiting, it will take them 23 years to get a path to citizenship and they can be action of the future of he congress. >> have you talked to the -- have you talked to the majority, any republicans -- >> they won't talko us. >> come on. >> they have been negotiating the dreamer bill. >> you haven't talked to goodlatte about this. >> i talked to goodlatte. he won't talk about it. he's got his position. remember what they have been doing. the republicans are say we want to pass a bill without any democratic votes. that's why they have been negotiating the bill within the confines of the republican conference. we have a bill that could easily pass the house. all the democrats and probably a third of the republicans, they won't let that to the floor. >> let us see if this shakes it up with these images continuing to come out. just a final question to you, republican congressman, he's opposed to this policy as we're looking at it right now, he
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suggested this morning, i don't have time to play it, but essentially an alternative to the detention facilities, keep families together, keep them on house arrest until claims can be dealt with as policy questions are going on. would youupport that? >> well, i don't think we need house arrest. under the obama administration in june 2017, they began a program that would essentially allow these families to live together and they -- they would report back to the asylum courts. when the trump administration took over, they got rid of that probnd we never got to see the oig report. i want to add one thing, you ow, we don't need legislation to change what is going on right now. all we need is for the president to rescind the zero tolerance policy and the kids can be back with their parents. >> that's exactly right. and talk of legislation is -- whether border wall or anything else is just to distract
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attention. >> you think it is a diversion? >> it is a diversion. you can talk about the border wall, worse provisions they're trying to put in to stop -- they want to reduce immigration by 50%, to have people who -- >> that's a policy difference. that's a legal immigration policy difference. >> policy difference is legitimate. >> you're saying don't do it now? >> i'm not saying don't do it now. what i'm saying is don't play hostage, don't hold the kids hostage, that's what i'm saying. >> with all of the heat that is coming at this administration from -- forget heat from democrats, from republicans on this issue, congressman nadler, when the image areing out and it doesn't look like it is going to subside, do you think the white house can maintain this position for another day? >> for another day? yes. for a while? i don't know. i certainly hope not. that will depend to a large extent on republicans. democrats can scream all we
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want. if republicans are -- the question is how many. if enough republicans come out against it, they will not be able to sustain this. >> congressman nadler, thank you so much. we look forward to hearing what comes from your tour of the facility once you get in and once you come out to report. we'll go from here, straight over to new leans, attorney general jeff sessions is speaking right now. let's listen. >> -- is committed to working with you to deliver justice for crime victims and consequences to the criminals. we want to be a force multiplier for u. the president has ordered us to back the men and women in blue as well as reduce crime in america. and that's the partnership we have to have to reduce crime. and that's what we intend to do. we embrace that mission, and we will enforce the law with you. so i would like to discuss one last thing when it comes to
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enforcing laws before i leave you, there is an important conversation occurring in this country about whether we want to be a country of laws or whether we want to be a country without borders. it is one of the reasons the american people elected president donald trump and to -- that waso end the lawlessness at our southern border. it is within our grasp, we can do it importantly some years ago it would decide to arrest some people who have crossed the border illegally, but anyone th brought a child with him would be given effective immunity from prosecution. and would not be prosecuted. word got out about this loophole, and the results were predictable, the number of aliens illegally crossing with children went from 14,000 to 75,000 in just four years.
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a five-fold increase. this cannot continue. these children are not entering at ports of entry, but in dangerous places, in deserts and crossing our fences and escaping, attempting to escape law enforcement offices. we do not want to separate children from their parents. we do not want adults to bring children into this country unlawfully either. placing those children at risk. we -- but we do have a policy, of prosecuting adults, who flout our laws to come here illegally instead of waitingir turn, claiming asylum at ports of entry. they can go to our ports of entry if they want to claim asylum and they won't be arrested. we cannot and will not encourage people to bring their children or other children to the country unlawfully by giving them immunity in the process. why wouldn't you bring children with you if you know you would
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be released and not prosecuted? after the policies of the last eight years, we had hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors. these are people, children, young people that came without adults and their parents. coming through our borders. which has led to a resurgence of the violent ms-13 gang terrorizing high schools and even middle schools in maryland and long island. i visited islip, new york, i meant with parents of two 16-year-old girls that were murdered with machetes and baseball bats by ms-13. they told us t was a wing of the school known as ms-13 wing. they told us even the administrator and teachers were afraid of these people. most of the children we are cang for today in our system is -- came here as unaccompanied minors, much smaller number that
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are coming as a result with families and that's happened in surge recently. in total, when a child is brought here in that fashion or parents or proseced, the children are turned over within hours to the department of health and human services. they're not put in jail, of course. they're taken care of. they remain in the country, even though they don't have lawful process to be here. that's an enormous cost that is being incurred by our government. and because we sent a message, a bad message to those crossing illegally, if you bring children, you can avoid prosecution and deportation. this country is dedicated to caring for those children. you saw a few moments ago, they
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are committed at health and homeland security and within 72 hours those children have to be at the department of healthnd human services. the secretary has made clear that they are working hard to always take care of them properly. let's remember, we have a generous lawful system that admits over a million people a year to permanent legal status in america. but when we ignore our laws at the border, we obviously encourage hundreds of thousands of people a year to likewise ignore our laws. and illegally enter our country, creating an enormous burden on our law enforcement, on our schools, our hospitals, and our social programs. president trump has said this lawlessness cannot continue. we do not want to separate parents from their children. you can be sure of that. if we build a wall, we pass the legislation, we close some
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loopholes, we won't face these terrible choices. the numbers will end. we will have a system where those who need to apply for asylum can do so and those who want to come to this country will apply to enter lawfully. the american people are generous, who want our laws enforced, that is what we intend to do, and we ask congress to be partners in this effort. it is critically important that they help us at this critical time. so, thank you, again, for having me here today. thank you from the bottom of my heart to the -- all of you for this fabulous award. it looks like a pretty tough person there, jonathan. good sheriff indeed. that will be something i will always cherish, my family will cherish and i will never forget you. >> listening to attorney general jeff sessions speaking in new
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orleans, saying that they do not want to separate children from their parents, but also saying w don't want parents to bring children into the cry illegally. defending the zero tolerance policy of this administration. let's see what happens next because any moment we could hear from the president himself and could be coming to us live from the white house, could speak about this. we'll bring it to you. stay with us. (vo) we came here for the friends.
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outrage is growing over the trump administration's practice of taking children from immigrant parents who are trying to cross the border with mexico. members of congress and child health care experts visited the detention facilities. they're voicing concerns about this policy and the effect that it is having on children in these detention facilities and their futures. the president says he hates seeing the children taken from their parents, the us who, though, continues to blame democrats say it is law and up to them to fix.
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just last hour, kirstjen nielsen said her agency is doing nothing wrong. >> there has been much outcry, consternation and frankly misinformation for in the press and congress and advocacy groups over the last few weeks that we at dhs are intentionally doing things that are cruel, immoral and disgraceful. we are doing none of those things. we are enforcing the laws passed by congress >> let's cut through the noise now. let's try to put politics aside. let's know what we don't know. here with me now, cnn contributor raul reyes and dr. colleen craft. doctor, first to you, you have been to one of these facilities and your account of what you saw is really heart breaking, a toddler separated from her mother the night before, inconsolable on a play mat, a worker at the facility trying to give her a toy, a book,
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something to calm her down, tele children, can't pick them up, can't hug them. what does this do? to these kids? >> absolutely right. what this does to these children is it produces a condition called toxic stress, which is an elevation of your fight and flight hormones that normally keep you out of danger, but in this situation, they remain high and it inhibits the development of their brains. it disrupts their brain architecture and keeps them from developing language and social emotional bonds and gross motor skills and the development that they could possibly have. >> doctor, what was your take away after visiting one of these facilities on what is happening to the children. >> i can't describe to you the room i was in with the toddlers where normally toddlers are rambunctious and running around. we had one child just screaming and crying and the others were
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really silent. and this is not normal activity or brain development with these children. the takeaway is that these children need their parents. and if we're going to do the right thing, if we're going to first do no harm, we're going to keep these children and parents together. >> and, doctor, i read you said the separation in your words you said is nothing less than government sanctioned child abuse. do you really think that this amounts to child abuse? >> this does amount to child abuse. these children have been traumatized in their trip up to the bord and the first thing thatappens is we take away the one constant in their life, that helps them buffer all of these horrible experiences. that's child abuse. >> coming from the president of the american academy of pediatrics, that really tells me something. the secretary of homeland security said this morning, i want you to respond to her it important to understand the minors are very well taken care
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of, don't believe the press. doctor, what do you say? >> all i have to do is go to the room and look at what happened to these children in this room. and you can be given food, and water, and shelter, and still have disruption of your brain architecture because of toxic stress. we know the biology of what happens when parents and children are separated and it is not falling under the definition of being well taken care of. >> if they can't touch these children, does it extend to -- who is changing the toddlers' diapers? >> well, again, you can have these perfunctory items done with these children. it is just the comforting and the consoling and the part of that social emotional development that is foundational to any other development for these children. >> doctor, stand by. raul, let's cut through the policy bit of it now. let's talk about the law. does u.s. law require that if you enter the united states
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illegally, you separate family -- parents from children? >> no, there is no current law that mandates this family seration policy. now, what we are seeing right now is under jeff session and the trump administration zero tolerance policy, a byproduct of that, a direct result of that is that the families are being split up. when we see people in the administration referencing a law or something passed by the democrats, they're generally speaking to two things. one is a court agreement from the 1990s, the florida settlement, it says children cannot stay in detention indefinitely and should be released without unnecessary delay. and secretary nielsen mentioned this morning, a 2008 law, an anti-trafficking law, passed unanimously by congress, while it provides some accommodations for migrant children, there is nothing in that law that says families need to be broken up or shall be broken up. this is a result of a policy that -- and if the trump
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administration chose to, as one of the guests earlier said, you know, a phone call from donald trump to dhs could end it. >> is there gray area here? >> there isn't really gray area. in fact, there is a strong argument to be made and now this is legal not on the political side that what the trump administration is doing is a violation of our family law system, based on the family unity principle, a violation of our immigration system, which allows legal rights to claim asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief, and also our participation in the united nations human rights commission, which has lodged a protest against the u.s. government over this policy and right now the aclu has a court case that they have begun challenging the family separation policy, arguing they are -- they argue, they allege by breaking up families, it is a violation of the due process of the mothers and children, because not being together, it makes it harder for them to corroborate their stories and thus harder to make a case for asylum or refugee status or some type of
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humanitarian relief that is being challenged in the courts, it will take a long time. in the meantime, this is the reality this is where we are. >> this is about as black and white as it seems, when it comes to the law side of it. just a final question to you. as the president of the a academy of pediatrics, what do you want the president to hear right now from you? >> families need to be together. parents and children need to be together. the young children need their parents to help them buffer this experience they had that is traumatic. so let's start with the right thing and keep our parents and children together. >> dr. kraft, thank you for coming in. raul reyes, thank you. we're going to go to the east room very soon. live pictures from the white house. president trump will be speaking live, we will take you there. let's see if he addresses this, because he surely already has
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gerrymandering. the supreme court saiding t ise decisions back down and the supreme court saying the maps can stand. now, these cases that involve two different states, wisconsin and maryland, in wisconsin democrats challenged the state legislative map, saying that republicans drew it in a way that was just tle to republicans. in maryland, you had the flip side of the argument, republicans challenging congressional lines that they saide just too controlled by democrats. so the supreme court, it was much anticipated, would they make a ruling when it comes to partisan gerrymandering, would they say once and for all whether this political gerrymandering is unconstitutional. they did not do so. and, of course this could have major political implications, five months away from the midterms and the big election in 2020 coming up, the supreme court not ruling, not making any definitive decision here, and it is what is really interesting in
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this, this has become a major political flashpoint. in fact, when it case was being argued before the supreme court, the lawyers for the challengers said this, he said, the supreme court refuses to rule here, he said, you're going to have a festival of copycat gerrymandering, the likes of which this country has never seen. and to be sure, former president barack obama, he has made the sort of partisan gerrymandering a major platform of his. he has spoken out about this, saying districts need to be more equally drawn after the 2020 census. on the flip side, president trump has also weighed in on this issue, most recently a few months ago over twitter, he talked about a pennsylvania supreme court that drew its own map, after there were claims of partisan gerrymandering as well. the -- president trump in that instance saying let take it all the way to the supreme court. well, today, the supreme court has really dodged this issue, saying that these maps may stand for now, but, kate, what's important to note, while these
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two cases involved maryland and wisconsin, there is still another case in the pipeline that is being heard at the appeals level now. that's out of north carolina. so a lot of people holding out hope that potentially next term the supreme court could take up that north carolina case and maybe then once and for all rule whether or not partisan jer gerrymandering is unconstitutional. today, that decision not coming and the maps that were highly controversial and challenged for their political leanings, they will stand. kate? >> while gerrymandering may be not the sexiest topic for folks out there, one of the most important issues if you're looking at electoral maps, no matter what side of the aisle you sit on. that fight is n reserved for another day. jessica, great to see you, thanks so much. we're following this. it is such a nothing burger that i didn't remember it, but i think it was an fbi trap, that's the word from two men close to the trump campaign. roger stone now telling cnn that in 2016 he met with a russian
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offering dirt on hillary clinton in exchange for $2 million. the offer not accepted, stone says. the meeting was set up by trump campaign aide michael caputo. but if you ask them today, they say the russian in question was actually an fbi informant. what? shimon prokupecz is joining me now. what is going on? >> reporter: just, more questions about potentially another russian having meetings with someone that is associated with the campaign. this meeting took place as we say during the campaign, in may 2016. this was over two years ago. we're just learning about it recent, really over the weekend. michael caputo is claiming that the russian man was an fbi informant. what is interesting is this meeting took place in may which was two months before the fbi even opened its investigation into the trump campaign. now, both stone and caputo testified before congressional investigators and somehow they forgot to reveal this meeting. but when caputo was confronted
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by the special counsel about this russian, about this potential meeting, he says he was surprised. caputo was surprised by how much the special counsel team knew about the russian. so now the lawyers for both stone and caputo have written to congress saying that it wasn't until caputo was questioned by the special counsel that he remembered information about this russian it was stone as well, his lawyer sent a letter saying that it was after caputo's meeting with the special counsel that he remembered this meeting, where russian offered dirt on hillary clinton in exchange for $2 million. stone has called the meeting a waste of time. and significant here, kate, also is that this marks at least the third known meeting between a russian offering dirt on hillary clinton and the trump campaign. you'll recall it was don jr., who met with a russian lawyer, of course, at trump tower and also the former trump campaign
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adviser george papadopoulos turned fbi informant who met with someone claiming to have dirt on hillary clinton. >> and there is also more in terms of the russia investigation, peter strzok, the fbi agent removed from the -- more text messages learned from the ig report, he's saying through an attorney, he's ready to testify before congress? what are you hearing? >> that's right. he wants to tell his story. between him and other people at the fbi, they have been tied up in this inspector general report, this investigation, peter strzok is now no longer part of the rus investigation. he's not part of any investigation. he's been removed from all investigative duties. what is interesting here is that since the inspector general has now made their results public, these guys want to tell their story and he's one of them. >> that will be a hearing to stand by for if and when it happens. thank you. also looking at growing trade tensions putting a drag on
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the market now. let's take a look. the dow dropped more than 200 points at the opening bell and u.s. and china's tit for tat on tariffs are sparking fears of an all-out trade war. let's go to alison kosik. >> we're seeing stocks are off their lows for the session. this escalation in trade tensions winue, it will be that white noise in the background until something certain is done. in the meantime, we'll see it underine the confidence the stock market. on july 6th, it plans to slap a 25% tariff on $50 billion this chinese exports. it is going to be targeting tech industries that matter to beijing, like aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, cars. we see beijing retaliating, it is targeting high value, american exports like soybeans, pork, cars, and crude oil. so those tariffs interestingly enough are strategic. they're hitting the states that supported trump. chinese tariffs on soybeans can
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cost iowa farmers $624 million. but it is not country. some big u.s. companies, they're also caught in the middle of this. american computer chipmakers, they say hurt by u.s. tariffs, some u.s. companies, they actually send their finished chips to china for testing. well, now those chips face tariffs when they're shipped back to the u.s. the tariffs also hurt companies that do a lot of business in china, that you may recognize. boeing and caterpillar, shares of both companies are down right now. boeing does a lot of business in china. it could really be hurt by the tariffs. >> i can't imagine that. you make the chip here, send it over for testing and get slapped with on the way back. that is not fun. thank you. i'm sure there is many examples of that. good to see you. any minute, we're going to the white house live. president trump will be speaking there from the east room. looking at live pictures and we'll take you there live when the president speaks.
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>> how is your nap? >> my pregnancy with both cecelia and delphine were ea when it came to birth, that was when the complications started for me. both i don't even want to think about what that would mean for my babies. >> the happiest moment of my life was bringing these two beautiful beings into the world. and to think that that same moment for another mother could mean death is just -- it's unimaginable. >> i heard about every mother counts from a very good friend and colleague of mine. then i also met christy turli nrn
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turlington. she is a force. >> when my daughter grace was born, i experienced a hemorrhage. millions of children were dying from complications and one of the complications i experienced was one of the leading causes of death. this is something that made me want to ask what i could do. so it was really founded to be able to engage people on a deeper level. >> along with advocac, christy' non-profit every mother counts helps raise funds for maternity-led programs around the world. how big is the problem still? >> you look at the u.s. and we were ranked 31st in the world when i became a mom and today we're ranked 47th. we're actually falling behind. and black women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy complication than a white woman, and we're just really starting to ask the question why. >> how would you think a woman like jenny joseph, a midwife,
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central florida. how is she changing the game? >> when we became a foundation and started grant giving -- >> i need to get her hemoglobin. >> -- she was like the first person i said, we have to help jenny. she is a woman who has focused her career, pdominantly women with color, and is really struggling. >> we check the urine and the baby like every o.b., but the outcome is the big thing. >> she makes sure no wan is denied care. >> i was turned away because i was too far advance nd in my pregnancy. we don't turn mothers away. >> schanel is also serving wome
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of color in new york. >> chanel is the founder of ancient song, a company that provides women of color doula services, who are birthing coaches, a service these women likely would be able to afford. >> what more can we all do to step up and do more? >> supporting black women of color-led organizations, addressing implicit advice of racial health care. we have two moms here that go for health care, yet they're being judged based on their age. >> without a doula, where would we be? >> it makes me feel not completely alone. for seven months it was just me until i met her. >> what has this met for you, rochelle? >> that's what led me to become a doula more. they need that support. i wanted to be that support that my mom didn't have.
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>> the only thing i've ever wished for my daughters is that they grow up to have passion, to have happiness and to leave the earth, in a small way, a better place. that's what i see with christy, with chanel and with jenny. these are the role models i want for my daughters. they're so great. these women are a force and the ultimate example of paying it forward. you can learn more about every mother counts. their website everymothercounts.org and go to cnn/champions. we're going to share experiences like this all week and you can watch the "champions for change" one-hour special on saturday at 8:00 p.m. right now we continue t follow this. at any moment the president will be speaking live at the white house addressing the space council. but will he address what he's been talking about on twitter all morning?
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welcome to "inside politics." i'm dana bash. john king has the day off today. we have a lot of political stories to bring you this hour like president trump pushing hard against the russia probe minutes ago, calling fir fbi director james comey mueller's best friend and the supreme court is now sidestepping two
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