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black people who should be discriminated against, women who should be treated in a sexually predatory manner. the point is here is a president who said things quite clearly and you as a figure can't even say yes i find it reprehensible and he should be repudiated but you come on to say "i disagree with you in the past." until white folk like you can stand up and find your spine, you will continue to be complicit in the racist animus of this country. >> scott, you want the last word? >> you have strong feelings on this, appreciate everything you do, i'm a fan of your work in some cases and you've raised many good issues over the course of your career. i disagree because i think what is happening is that the american left in this country is willing to ascribe racist motivations to virtually every republican or conservative in this country no matter what they do and that is wrong. >> we're only talking about one. >> i've been a republican and conservative my entire life. i have not agreed with president trump on everything but i have
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never pulled a lever or supported a politician out of a racist motivation and for you to come on here and say otherwise is wrong. i would ask you to look into your heart and wonder, could it possibly be true that every republican holds racial views? i think you would find that that is not true. >> i have not said that. we are talking about one in particular. we're talking about the president of the united states of america who made egregious statements sir. we're not talking about in general, we're talking about a particular person. you can't acknowledge that. >> you're not familiar with what i have said on this network. >> we're talking about donald trump. you can't acknowledge that donald trump has made racially inflammatory comments. >> yelling over each other isn't helpful. scott, you have repudiated what he said in charlottesville, we remember, we have your words from that. >> we're talking about now. >> we're talking about the body of evidence however you saw it and we invited you on to share how you saw it. you did so, michael eric dyson, thank you for sharing how you saw it. we're following a lot of news, let's get right to it.
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good morning, everyone. welcome to your new day. it's thursday, july 5, 8:00 in the east. john avlon with us. we have breaking news, an international mystery that seems to be turning into an international incident. counterterrorism investigators say a couple in england has been exposed to the same military nerve agent that was used to poise an former russian spy and his daughter in marge. officials don't know if they were exposed to the same batch of nerve agent, if it was left over from the first attack or if this is a new stand alone deliberate attack. the russians were accused of plotting that first attack. there are questions about this one. >> this development comes days before president trump heads to the uk and before his summit with russian president vladimir putin. so will president trump bring this up with the russian leader? this latest incident? british prime minister theresa may says her thoughts are with the victims and the people of salisbury as the top
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terror official in britain is briefing parliament. let's get to nic robertson lives at the scene in amesbury, england. what is the latest there, nick? >> the very latest from here, the british home secretary who just chaired a cabinet security level emergency meeting this morning has now just announced that in fact the latest two victims in novichok here in amesbury, just eight miles from where the skripals were poisoned in march in the town of salisbury, he now says they were poisoned by the same batch of novichok, an indication there that perhaps the cleanup operation following that poisoning in march wasn't thorough enough. this is how the british home secretary explained it. >> our strong assumption is that the couple came into contact
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with the nerve agent in a different location to the sights which have been part of the original cleanup operation. the police have also set up two dedicated phone numbers for anyone with concerns relating to this incident. it's advising people attend routine operations unless they are contacted and told otherwise. >> so there are five different locations, three in the town of amesbury where the couple were picked up ill on saturday by the british blaambulance service an two in salisbury. five areas of the police are scrutinizing. however what the home secretary said was that the areas this couple went to were none of the areas visited by sergei skripal and his daughter yulia meaning therefore therefore the areas scrutinized and cleaned up by
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police during their earlier operations had been thoroughly cleaned up. however it leaves open the possibility that something was missed, thrown away, hidden in a bush. this is unclear. the investigation is ongoing. the police are still advising residents here in they visited any of those five sights from friday until saturday afternoon they should wash their clothes and scrub their mobile phones, glasses, hand bags, anything that they may have had with them when they visited those areas. this is causing concern here. we've heard from the kremlin who are denying again any responsibility in the poisoning of sergei skripal or any involvement in this current poisoning. john, alison? >> oh, my gosh, it just gets more and more frightening, nic. how is the kremlin reacting? matthew chance is live in moscow with that. what are they saying, matthew?
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>>. >> as you heard, they'rer categorically denying it. this is the standard procedure we've seen from russia, whether it's novichok poisoning, the shooting down of mh-17, whether it's supporting gas attacks carried out by the syrian government in that country's conflict, they deny it and distort it. the latest statement from the kremlin is that they have nothing to do with the novichok poisoning, either the skripals or this latest incident. they say they've offered a joint investigation with the british authority which is the british have rejected. the british say they have their own experts plus they don't want to share sensitive intelligence material with the russians. we've seen russian diplomats engage in what i can only describe as troll iing when it comes to this incident. we have the netherlands embassy saying "how dumb do they think we are to use the so-called novichok situation in the middle
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toffof the fifa world cup." it's often said by the russians that this novichok crisis is an attempt to make russia look bad during the tournament. another embassy in south africa saying the military facility is close to where these two chemical poisonings took place, the implication being it was the british and this is something we've heard a lot, that the british carried out this poisoning of their own subjects in order to make russia look bad but the timing is significant because it comes ahead of the nato summit and ahead of the crucial summit with trump and putin 11 days from now. >> matthew chance, thanks very much. theresa may, the british prime minister making comments on this just moments ago. we're trying to get the tape of that. we'll play that the minute we have that ready. joining me is the former commander of british chemical and biological counterterrorism
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forces. i want to tell you what the home secretary said moments ago. "it's unacceptable for british citizens to be deliberate or accidental targets of a nerve agent attack." that seems to be what they're suggest i suggesting happened. there was the deliberate attack of the former russian spy and his daughter now this accidental attack from the residual substance that took place over the last two days. how do you see it? . >> that's right. there was the deliberate attack on colonel skripal four months ago and i think other information coming out of the british government today has said, this appears to be a contamination rather than attack. it's a place that has not been part of the investigation thus far. the most plausible working
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assumption is that a syringe or some container was discarded there. perhaps the container used to transport the novichok from russia or whence it came and after the event, the assailants threw it. it's possible they tried to throw it into the river. there's a large river running through salisbury which would have taken it too the seafarely quickly but it seems to have remained in a place called queen elizabeth gardens and these two people appear to have touched it, handled it on friday evening and received a large dose of novichok and are both critically ill in salisbury hospital at the mome moment. >> novichok is a nerve agent only produces as far as we know by the former soviet union and now russian spy services. based on what you know from novichok, how long can it remain active? how high should the level of concern be around amesbury and salisbury? >> well, this is an absolute key
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question and lots of people in salisbury are worried nerve agents usually last for hours but the novichok is a secret program that has been uncovered that the russians have been working on for 20 or 30 years. we believe it's persistent, it's been around on the ground for four months now and has the potential to create serious injury. how much longer we don't know. one thing people are suggesting and i support is that the russians could rather than putting out this ridiculous propaganda could help and tell us what the novichoks are made of, how persistent they are and is it a threat in future. i agree with the chief medical officer in the uk that the threat to the population of salisbury is low but people are concerned and i've been requesting the british government give more information
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to the people of salisbury. i agree i don't think there's a lot of threat going forward but we don't know at the moment. >> we just heard from theresa may moments ago on this incident. let's hear what she said. >> two people this week affected by in nerve agent. to see two more people exposed to novichok is obviously deeply disturbing and the police will be leave nothing stone unturned. we will have a look ahead to the nato summit next week and we can talk about modernizing the alliance for the future. >> it's notable theresa may brought up the nato summit. president trump will be there before he meets with vladimir putin and now it's in more stark terms than ever before the
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relationship between the traditional west, the united states and their allies in russia in this incident puts that in sharper perspective. you mentioned, commander, you think the russians could be more helpful if they come clooen on what is in this agent on to how it was used here can the russians be trusted here? >> that's a good question. novichok was developed to match the u.s. and nato capability to defend against it. it's a very potent weapon and perhaps the russians feel they have a slight advantage. conventionally and militarily they're no match for the u.s. and nato but in this weapon they do have something thatt othat overmatches our capability so putin will want to milk it for all that he can. but if they're serious about being helpful they could give information that would make treating people who are
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seriously ill help with that and help the cleanup of salisbury. >> we haven't seen signs they'd be willing to do that. the initial attack that took place on skripal and his daughter, the choice to use this nerve agent seems deliberate. it seems you use it to send a message. what is it? to righten other double agents around the world? >> i think that's initially the case. we can attack you and kill you anywhere we like with any weapon. it's backfired because this is now a failed assassination attempt and nato now knows that russia has been developing this secret super weapons of mass destruction for many years now and by the amount of russian disinformation and propaganda we're seeing, i feel the russians are trying to claw back on this. but it's challenging times and
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hopefully the president meeting putin shortly they can discuss these issues and take heat out of this which is developing into a new cold war and a new east/west confrontation which i don't think anybody wants. >> hammish debre breton-gordon, thank you very much. mike pompeo is heading back to north korea. will he get more out of the north korean leader than president trump did? what will he accomplish? your family depends on it. but if something happened to you... you need life insurance! and chances are selectquote can get it for you for under a dollar a day! selectquote found michael, 38, a $500,000 policy for under $23 a month. selectquote found anna, 37, a $750,000 policy for under $22 a month. selectquote's secret? they comparison shop select
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breaking news. british officials say two people sickened over the weekend were sickened by the same nerve agent used in an attack on a former russian spy in march. that initial attack was blamed on the russian government. this one they think appears to be the residual effects from that first attack. nerve agent left over. the british home secretary said it's unacceptable for british citizens to be a deliberate or accidental target of the russian government so this mystery turning into an international incident. joining us now is perry bacon from 538 and former republican congressman charlie dent. charlie, i want to start with you here. president trump on his way to nato to meet with theresa may and then to meet with vladimir putin. theresa may who spoke about how this is unacceptable made
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specific note of the nato meeting to talk about the idea of joint security. i don't think that was an accident. i think she's saying she believes the alliance needs to stand firm in the face of russia. does president trump need to walk into the meeting with a stern message? >> absolutely president trump needs to walk in with a stern message. he needs to talk about meddling, these attacks in the uk. russia's whole foreign policy objective is to break up nato, unravel the european union and president trump needs to push back hard instead of trying conciliatory with this autocrat. he needs to represent the western alliance forcefully. >> it's scary to hear about this stu stuff. this is 20 minutes away from
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where the attack was on the former russian double agent and this couple has no russian ties as far as we know and the idea that they were in a park? imagine parents right now in amesbury, the little town in britain, they were in a park and somehow got this specific nerve agent on them and were foaming at the mouth and became in a zombie like state rand in critical condition this is stuff a united states president would want to immediately address with russia since that's the only place of or gin thigin that thi agent was ever made but how do we see this playing between putin and trump. >> i don't think what the congressman laid out will happen where the president sits down with vladimir putin and is critical of him in this action or the russian meddling. the question is not how will trump treat russia, i think we have some evidence of that. my question is how will trump treat the rest of the allies. at the g7 meeting, his behavior
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toward justin trudeau and angela merkel was surprisingly rude and surprisingly direct and surprisingly controversy even by trump's standards. and i'll be curious at this next nato meeting if he continues in that direction of some ways trying to break up the alliance or questioning the motives of traditional u.s. allies or he backs down to be somewhat more conciliatory than he was at the g7. i don't think he will be but i think incidents like this will maybe change the dynamics of how trump goes -- my guess is trump's staff would like him to not behave the way he did at the g7 but i'll be curious if they have any influence this time next week. >> jeff zeleny, our white house reporter said president trump has completed his scheduled interviews for the supreme court vacancy he is done talking to contende contenders. we believe he's spoke within seven contenders.
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the reporting is he's narrowed the list down to two or three. we believe the top three, amy coney barrett, brett kavanaugh, raymond kethledge. but the notion that he is done talking makes you think he is getting close. >> this whole thing has been scheduled to be announced prime time monday night before he goes overseas on a series of high-stakes trips so whether's that's an artificial urgency the president has their reed it down. this process was streamlined to the fact that it was outsourced to the federalist society. the question i have for charlie dent is is there anyone in the list who broadly fits the model of a justice kennedy, that long-lost centrist republican? kavanau kavanaugh has been established as being too moderate.
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>> that was my question. someone who is pragmatic or flexible is kavanaugh and he happens to be according to press reports the man at the top of the president's list because of his vast experience so it seems kavanaugh is coming under attack for being too establishment, maybe too john roberts right and heaven forbid if i say too anthony kennedy like and barrett is seen as the darling of the social conservatives so it seems like cavanaugh is taking the fire from the hard right. >> if the president is watching "new day" as we know he does, i think charlie dent just spiked kavanaugh's chances. >> great going, charlie. >> sinking brett kavanaugh. >> i didn't mean to do that. >> perry do we have any more indication how the people in coming, at least the two women who all eyes are on senator susan collins and lisa
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murkowski, how they feel about these candidates? >> we haven't heard they would not vote for anybody yet. senator collins seems to be saying she doesn't want a candidate who has expressedly on the record said they would get rid of roe v. wade. i don't think any of these candidates have said that, the candidates are not stupid so they have not said that so clearly but i think kavanaugh's record is vague. i think that's why he's the top of the list. the assumption is he's someone who might be willing to strike down roe v. wade but has very little record on that versus judge barrett's comments about abortion and her catholic faith are more explicit and on the record so that will make it a harder pick. either way ultimately, is there really a way susan collins or lisa murkowski could vote against the republican nominee for the supreme court considering how much the party cares about judicial nominations? i don't think see a scenario in which they can vote against the
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nominee and right now they're hoping it's a kavanaugh style more establishment pick but i don't think it matters. they will end up voting for whoever is picked. >> there is a back door way which would be heidi heitkamp, joe manchin, joe donnelly make their views clear early in which case susan collins' vote doesn't matter and she gets political cover if she wants it. i don't know that she does but i can see that being a narrow back door path. >> guys, thank you for your insights into this breaking news. meanwhile we're following the fate of the children that have been lost. we have word the government is doing dna testing on them to figure out who and where their parents are. no measure is too extreme. the luxus lc and lc hybrid experience amazing at your lexus dealer.
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cnn has learned the u.s. government is dna testing children and parents separated at the border. could this help reunite families sooner? nick valencia is live in mcallen, texas, with the latest.
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nick? >> we were first made aware of this information by an immigration attorney who represents clients inside the port isobel detention center. sofia greg, an immigration attorney, says her clients were approached by officials in blue military uniforms asking for blood and saliva samples for mothers to match the dna with children. she says she knows those officials were with the office of refugee resettlement. this has outraged immigrant advocacy groups including raises. they wonder about privacy concerns and consent the mothers are giving. they wonder if this dna is being stored. we have confirm ed that this is to expedite the process. a process the administration has been slowed because of congressional visits to facilities like the one i'm standing in front of. we don't know how many children
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have been reunited because the feds refuse to give us a breakdown on those reunification numbers. this process has been painstakingly slow and around the corner is a deadline. a federal judge ruled the administration must reunite all children by july 26, i believe, and children under the age of five by july 10. >> there's so many unanswered questions. thank you for staying on it and that reporting. joining us is dr. alicia heart, she took care of some of the children who have been taken to inspectionmmigration facilit south txs the. are you heartened or troubled when you hear about that report that nick gave us about these kids and their parents being dna tested in an effort to identify them and match them up again? >> well, i hope we work diligently to get these kids back to their parents and i think if records haven't been
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kept dna will be the only way of doing that and ensuring kids get back to a safe home. >> you have encountered these kids without their parents at emergency rooms. tell us about their conditions. >> i took care of one child that upset me. an eight-year-old child that separated from his family either before he crossed over or avenue, i wasn't sure. the child was being sent from a detention center to have a medical clearance to go to a psychiatric facility and she was very quiet, very withdrawn and scared and when i approached him he said he was sad and i just couldn't get a lot of information. a child at that age, eight and scared, they're not going to give me history and then unfortunately the staff with him couldn't provide much either. they did know where the parents were and they wouldn't allow us to contact the parents.
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>> they told you they knew where his parents were and you believed them. why wasn't he with his parents? >> i don't know. >> this is the problem, i think your anecdote of seeing this eight-year-old boy who was so upset and surrounded by officials, some with a gun, it's not necessarily that there are physical wounds but the psychiatric wounds. he had been apart from his parents for a month and he was -- they said he was acting out. but what are they expecting from an eight-year-old who has been separated from his parents for a month? >> as a mom, i don't understand it. i don't know what trauma this child experienced in his home country or on his journey but he's here and we're not helping to fix that trauma and we are contributing to more. that's what worries me. he made my heart hurt. i looked at him and i could see my own son and what he would do in that situation.
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it was awful. >> and i've read your account of this and how affecting it was for you and one of the problems was that they were saying if he didn't fix his behavior, this eight-year-old somehow, himself, if he didn't solve his psychiatric problems they weren't going to sent his back to his parents. >> they told me there would be a delay because of how he was acting. i was like how do you expect a kid to act when they're not with their family and they're are in a country where people don't speak the same language. i couldn't reason with it. it was one of the reasons i started saying something is because he couldn't speak for himself and someone needed to. >> you are worried our federal officials are traumatizing these children, possibly for a long period of time. >> definitely so. i'm not arguing that we have rules about immigration but we have to be compassionate towards
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kids and can we not find a solution that would be more rational and help these children heal? . what we're doing now doesn't seem to be working or the right thing for kids. >> have you seen children with physical problems presenting? >> i had a child with an injury. the providers couldn't tell me if they knew where the parents were. they hadn't even witnessed injury and here i am fixing something on a child where i can't get permission from the parents, i don't know the child's allergies. it was frustrating and it puts me as a medical professional concerned about consent and do we have the right to allow others to consent for these children when their parents are in known locations. >> the people bringing the
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children to you, the officials who are bringing the children who are hurt or traumatized to you, do you get any sense that they have a process? is this chaotic? do they have the right information? how will they ever find these kids' parents? >> i get very mixed feedback. most of the times they're sent with babysitters. the child with the psychiatric illness was sent with someone who told me he was a clinician and that was the only details i could get from him. i don't know what that means. i don't think he was a doctor. he was very evasive any time i asked him questions and would frequently answer "you don't need to know that." >> dr. alicia hart, we appreciate talking to people who have had firsthand experience and can tell us the condition these kids are in and whether or not we should have hope that they will be reunited with their
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parents in any timely manner and it doesn't sound good. dr. hart, thank you. >> thank you. >> listen, everyday they're separated from their parents there's psychological wounds and the trauma gets worse. she said she was the first hug that eight-year-old had had in a month. >> we've got young kids. my kids are four photograph and two and a half and it's heartbreaking to hear this testimony from a doctor trying to help who is saying this policy is broken. we we need to take care of our borders but this is not humane and compassionate and we need people thinking humanely about these kids and the pain of trying to treat a knowledge without any knowledge of their medical history is heartbreaking and there has to be a better way. >> and the news today that they're using dna testing to match the parents with their children she shows they have no system in place. >> so they're relying on this trying to get the blood from the
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parents and a cotton swab from the kids and we don't know if the parents are still in the country, they don't know names. it's worrisome so we're staying on it every single day. all eyes in thailand for those children and the coach trapped in the cave for 12 days. there is growing fear the weather might force them to make a decision about how to get them out and soon.
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so rescue teams apparently have come up with an evacuation plan to free the boys trapped in the cave in thailand after 12 days in case of a flood. this comes as weather concerns hamper a variety of options. what do you have for us, david? what has developed over the past couple hours? >> important developments in thailand with the rush to save the 12 boys who have been stuck in this cave for days and days
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n now. thigh've just brought big oxygen tanks, pure oxygen to the staging ground of the rescue effo effort. that suggests they have to get the caves to help the survivability for the boys and others because you spend a lot of time in the confined space, that's the one critical factor, another critical factor. the wind, it could start raining soon. it could start rain for a long time, it could be the beginning of the monsoon. even with them pumping the water out of this cave system to lessen the threat. if the floodwaters come back it could threaten the entire group of people down there, including the group of boys and the rescuers so as f that happens they might bring that emergency plan into effect to get those boys out with face masks, drag them out through those confined spaces. there are teams with highly
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specialized equipment and now they're going to try to get these young boys out and some can't swim. a doctor's report suggests they cannot get out today, it will be too dangerous for their health. >> david mckenzie for us in thailand. the audio isn't great but it's important to get this information, it's important to get the most current update, those oxygen tanks going in, what could that tell us? we are getting a sense that the weather concerns are so great it may force the issue over the next few days. in the meantime, cnn has learned president trump wanted to do more than just impose sanctions on venezuela. a senior administration official says the president asked several top foreign advisers about the possibility of invading venezuela. this was last august. the president asked if it would be possible to intervene in that -- what was going on in the nation. trump aides including then national security adviser h.r.
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mcmaster strongly urged against it. they warned it could backfire and said u.s. allies in the region were opposed to such action. nicolas maduro's government instructed his armed forces not to lower their guard. this information coming out just now. the discussion took place last august, it happened in the middle of charlottesville andeer things the. president and people thought was flailing around asking all sorts of questions whether or not he did want to invade venezuela who knows but interesting the subject came up. >> maybe that's his starting point. >> this is bonkers. put aside whatever is happening in august, if this is the president's impulse, to invade venezuela, something not on the menu of american national security, among the many problems probably pointed out to him at the time is the left wing government of chavez and now maduro has decimated this country but if you want to
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secure the position of that government you would bring in the old accusation of yankee imperialism by trying to invade the country. it's so counterproductive it's shocking it would be floated by a president. >> all right. moving on -- >> how about that? >> how about that. we have other news. president trump is reportedly finished with his supreme court interviews with candidates. we have the bottom line on what's next. duncan just protected his family with a $500,000 life insurance policy. how much do you think it cost him? $100 a month? $75? $50? actually, duncan got his $500,000 for under $28 a month. less than a dollar a day. his secret? selectquote.
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cnn has learned president trump has completed interviews with candidates for the supreme court vacancy. he's spoken to seven contenders either in person or on the phone and we are told he has narrowed the list down to two or three choices. let's get the bottom line with david chalian. you've had all morning to report on this, who's the pick? [ laughter ] >> not a chance, john. not going there, but you are rig
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right. this process is coming to an end and if the president is zeroing in on a couple folks i would expect this president is going to do as much as he can to tease out and build suspense and drama to the big reveal. there are a few assignments for the president of the united states that president trump has enjoyed more than the picking of the supreme court nominee. >> because it's absolute power. he has the pick, it's all his. >> he can stage it, it fits in with the reality show of the big reveal, it's a cliffhanger, everybody should tune in, we'll see what the ratings are. >> also meatloaf. meatloaf is included? >> it is? >> no, i'm just kidding. >> i wish. what's the scuttlebutt, david about which way the pundits think he's leaning? >> i think people are looking at what divides exist within the conservative ranks over these
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pi picks you see some folks he's interviewed, i'll talk about two in particular, brett kavanaugh and amy coney barrett. a lot of social religious conservatives are lobbying on behalf of amy coney barrett who was put on the bench last year and brett kavanaugh was put on the bench by george w. bush, was a member of ken starr's team investigating bill clinton. much more an establishment conservative thinker, legal type, the kind of republican that not necessarily have we seen donald trump warm to time and again throughout his campaign and his time in office. >> but a strong proponent of expanded executive power and that could be very appealing to donald trump as he looks at future supreme court decisions down the line if there are questions about his actions in
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office. so that's got to be appealing we have been with association. >> i agree. he has written extensively on this. he's seen it from both sides, from the side of investigating a president and working inside the bush white house and help's written how distracting investigations of the president can be. >> to be crystal clear, what we're trying to say here is that this president might pick a supreme court justice who has written extensively, precisely and clearly on the fact that there should be limits to how much a president is investigating. am i getting that right? >> you are and it is a distraction for any president. many people can see that. whether or not it should have a legitimate purview to continue, donald trump may disagree with others on that but brett kavanaugh has written about creating a zone for the president where he need not get mired into these things. no doubt that is appealing to
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president trump. >> and there's an overarching concern be so many americans that roe v. wade could go away, that abortion could become illegal in this country so senators susan collins and lisa murkowski have a lot of thinking to do. >> they'll start getting lobbied by a host of folks. this as you know, alison, a supreme court vacancy and the nomination process is a cottage industry. interest groups will launch television ads, writing editorials in local newspapers and going as far as knocking on doors and organizing around key senate votes. you identified two of them. i find it hard to believe anybody president trump picks is going to go to the senate judiciary committee and say roe v. wade is settled law and it will never be touched. i don't think that's how most nominees talk about specific
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thank goodness it's time for the good stuff. it has been long overdue. listen to this story. there were two first responders vacationing in daytona beach, florida and they wound up being at the right place and the right time. new york firefighter jessica ca campeda recalls hearing a mother's desperate cry for help. >> i heard a mother scream oh, my god. her daughter was face down in the pool. >> she jumped into the pool and handed the toller will who her boyfriend and went to work. >> immediately started compressions, mouth to mouth, just trying to clear her airway and get her going. >> it was a team effort.
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campeda's boyfriend was a state trooper who called 911 while she herself was performing cpr on the toddler. the young girl is expected to make a full recovery. >> cpr is so important to know. just saying. >> maybe we need to renew our lesson on that. >> time for "cnn newsroom." christine romans and dave briggs are running the show this morning. take it away, guys. good morning, i'm dave briggs, hope you had a wonderful july 4. >> and i'm christine romans in new york. mike pompeo is on his way to north korea facing mounting pressure to produce some kind of progress on denuclearization. sources say pompeo knows he must return home with a concrete plan for the next steps. >> satellite show foes show the regime is expanding some weapons

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