tv New Day With Alisyn Camerota and John Berman CNN November 20, 2018 4:00am-5:01am PST
incompetent. they are the worst laws any country has anywhere in the world. >> there have been a number of e-mails from ivanka trump sent from her personal account about federal business. >> she has to go to jail. >> so say thes not aware is intellectually dishonest. >> there is a big difference between hillary clinton was doing and what ivanka trump is being accused of. >> watching this campaign and not being scoop laos about your e-mail practices is pretty remarkable. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning and welcome to your new day. we begin with breaking news. a federal judge has blocked the white house from denying asylum claims to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. a u.s. district judge in san francisco halted the president's plan with a temporary restraining order, ordering the u.s. to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants who matter where or how they enter the country. judge tiger wrote whatever the scope of the president's authority, he may not rewrite
the immigration laws to impose a condition that congress has expressly forbidden. this is a new legal setback for the president's executive actions as the president tries to reshape america's immigration system. >> at the same time cnn has first to report that president trump is expected to increase troop authority on the border with mexico. the administration says this is an effort to protect customs and border protection personnel from migrants if the migrants engage in violence. also this morning we have an irony alert. ivanka trump allegedly used her personal e-mail account to send hundreds of e-mails discussing government business. as you may recall, president trump made hillary clinton's use of personal e-mail is key focal point of his presidential campaign. prompting chants of lock her up that exist to this day. here is what former top white house aide mark short told us this morning on "new day." >> it's hypocritical and certainly it looks bad and i'm
sure that the media will have a field day with it today. >> all right. i want to bring this former federal prosecutor jeffrey toobin, joe lockhart and congressional reporter for the "washington post" corrine dimersion. >> the president signed an executive order which said that migrants crossing the border seeking asylum can only do so at specific ports of entry. this judge ruled overnight you can't do that. you can't say that because congress has a law which says you can seek asylum no matter where you cross. >> right. this is in the same family of rulings as the first several rulings regarding the muslim ban, that if the president wants to change immigration law in a fundamental way he has to do it through congress. there are lots of laws about immigration that the president on his own cannot overrule. that's what they said in the first two iterations of the
muslim ban, that's what judge tiger has said in california in this case about asylum seekers. >> the president is kind of a closet lawmaker. he wants to be in congress, he does these executive orders so that he can change laws and then generally i'm thinking of the muslim ban and this, a judge has to remind him, sorry, it's congress who makes the laws and you can't single handedly change that. so the people around the president in the white house have seen this movie before with the muslim ban. why do they let him make such sweeping executive orders that only get shot down in court? >> i mean, this is the power of the president in general to try to push congress' hand to do things. it's not like obama never made executive orders that were intended to press congress to act on things like immigration. i mean, daca ruling. the problem that the way the president is making the insureds is that they're focused on
certain groups, the muslim ban focused on muslims, the denial of asylum claims seems to be focused on groups of central americans trying to come to the situates. to apply these selectively creates constitutional challenges automatically because you can't really distinguish based on, you know, race or point of origin or anything like that at the outset which is what these executive orders seem bent on doing. you would never be able to get these particular changes through congress because there's too much resistance even within the gop. this is the back and forth and the push/pull you will keep seeing between the white house and capitol hill of the president doing what he wants and stating it through an executive order and congress being in the courts saying, hold on, now, we're going to have to take this slower and because congress doesn't really have the numbers to get anything proactive done i don't see an end to this sort of back and forth anytime soon. >> as long as congress refuses to act on immigration, which it has done for several presidents now, you will see executive orders, will presidents try to force the issue and the judges
will push back to an extent. the president did get his travel ban through ultimately by the time he changed it a few times and it got to the supreme court. >> maybe that is the new process. >> it may be, it avoids congress completely, unless congress wants to do its job and pass stuff. the judge said overnight asylum seekers will be put at an increased risk of violence at the border and many will be deprived of meritorious asylum claims. the government offers nothing in support of the new rule that outweighs the need to avoid these harms. >> you know, i think this is about politics and pr. i think the president is trying to throw red meat out to his supporters and he has been doing it from the beginning. with err not going to build a wall, but every time he goes and talks at a rally he talks about building a wall. with err not going to do it. the muslim ban. this. the troops, we heard about the caravan every day for two weeks before the election. not a peep from him now. in fact, the troops are coming home, the caravan is still moving north. i think this is -- the president
is playing more politics here and i think he just loves this fight. he doesn't want people talking about mueller, he doesn't want people talking about any of the other problems about his daughter's e-mails so every day he's going to throw a little bit out there and he's playing politics. >> i'm sorry, go ahead. >> i do want to give an update on the caravan because things have happened. there are now 2,200 migrants inside a sports center in tijuana at the border and there are 3,000 migrants in mexicali at the border of the u.s. so 5,000 or so have made it to the border so things are happening. the way the administration has framed it and the way that trump supporters believe it and feel it is these people are demander entry. we don't have to give people who demand entry just because they can make a better life for themselves here if they have economic problems at home, take that up with your own government. they have successfully from imd it that way. mark short told us in the past ten years the asylum applications have skyrocketed tenfold.
we do have a problem. >> absolutely. and the law has been clear for decades that just because you come to the -- you want to come to the united states for a better economic life, that does not entitle you to entry. asylum is a different situation. asylum is about when you are -- fear for your life, when you have some well-founded fear of prosecution -- >> the administration says they're overwhelming the system. the people who have economic need are overwhelming the system tenfold than a decade ago. >> there are morass thumb applications, there is no question. does that mean we need to send troops to the border? are they an invading force? of course not. these are desperate people who are trying to flee persecution, floo he a desperate situation and coming into this country, but they are not in general a threat to the united states. >> and now that there are these people at the border, why are the troops coming home? >> there is a political report citing general buchanan suggesting that some of the troops that have completed their
task will be coming home and all will be coming home as scheduled by december. >> december 15th. >> we're trying to get more information on that to find out what's going on there because overnight the president issued new rules of engagement for troops to get involved at the border. this is all stuff we're looking into over the next few hours. i want to shift to the e-mail story and this time i'm not talking about hillary clinton's e-mails, i'm talking about ivanka trump's e-mails. why you are paper was the first to report that ivanka trump sent many e-mails for government work on her personal account. i think the thing that was most astounding in this story was the claim that she did so because she wasn't aware of some of the details of the actual rules. how could that be after life in 2016? >> i was going to say you would have to be, you know, woefully tuning out parts of the 2016 campaign and she was a very big player on her father's campaign, to not realize that there are rules about records act and using their official account and keeping -- not keeping anything out of the public records that you might be able to do if you use personal e-mail.
hi, with he remember hillary clinton and where her e-mails campaign that took over the last part of the 2016 campaign. so like mark short was saying in the last hour it is hypocritical and for her to make this claim right now it suggests that had she been anyone but ivanka she would have been tuning out her television and ignoring anything discussed in the trump campaign meetings and just been out of the country for a few months to not have some clue about what was going on here and we know that's not the case. >> jeffrey, one of the things the media, the press, is pointing out hypocrisy from public officials. >> can i point? hypocrisy. >> this is what -- when trump supporters in the white house say you guys always have your hair on fire. stop. this one is so stunning. the lock her up to this day, that's what they chant at rallies when president trump goes. >> that's right. but it also underlines how the trump family recognizes what a
bogus issue this whole thing was. that it was just minor. you know, people in government have -- sometimes have two e-mail addresses, sometimes they mix and match what they do. it is done routinely, it is no big deal. hillary clinton did it, ivanka trump did it. by the way, her husband jared kushner, there were earlier reports he did it, too. it is not a big deal when ivanka and jared do it, it was not a big deal when hillary clinton did it and i feel some personal responsibility having spoken a lot about hillary clinton's e-mails that i at least, i don't speak for anyone but myself, spent too much time talking about a minor issue in the 2016 campaign and i think this recognizes -- this shows that trump has never cared about this issue, it was just a political -- >> a lot of people talked about it, so much so that you should have known when you got to the white house and mark short who was with us last hour, let's play a little bit more about
what he said. >> today's story is an ironic one and shows hypocrisy and is a mistake and the administration shouldn't have had private e-mails going to -- or government e-mails going to private e-mail servers. i think, look, anyone who was part of the 2016 campaign would be -- would be familiar with the rules. >> first of all, mark short has an extraordinarily high bar, extraordinarily high bar for mark short to criticize the administration. what you just saw there was very, very interesting, joe lockhart, where mark basically says there is no way to defend this, this is pure hypocrisy and anyone involved with the campaign should have known. it gets to a question does ivanka tramp and jared kushner, do the president's kids feel like they live under a different set of rules? >> of course they do, at least ivanka. she grew up in a family where the whole family believes they live by a different set of rules. that's as trumpy as you can get. but picking up on what jeffrey said, this is as much about how
the media and the people who follow politics cover these things. it continues to this day. we won't be talking about this a couple days from now, i guarantee that, because trump will throw something else out there and everyone will chase it and this was not a big story, but this was a decisive reason that hillary clinton did not get elected president and donald trump did. we are now almost two years into it and i don't know that we've learned anything about how to cover him and how to get to the real stuff and to stop looking at the fireworks that he sets off every day. >> i mean, just one last point about all of this trump family security concerns. as you point out there was this "politico" said that jared kushner also used private e-mail, ivanka used private e-mail, "the new york times" said that russia and china are listening in on trump's cellphone that he still uses that is not a government secured one. he also spilled classified
information in the oval office that was from "the new york times" and cnn from israel. so there are all sorts of things that people if they wanted to have their hair on fire about this could have their hair on fire. >> and, you know, the phones stuff is way more important than ivanka's e-mails. when we have adversaries of this country listening in on the president doing national security work because he can't be bothered following the rules. ivanka can't be bothered learning the rules or following them. you know, the scandal in here i think is trump's phone use, but we will be on to something by tomorrow. >> you cover congress, do you think democrats in congress will put ivanka trump -- call her up to the capitol and have her testify on this? >> i mean, that's a good question. i think that there might be -- there will definitely be drive from certain democrats to do that because they want to investigate everything, but right now the democratic party is trying to prioritize what it wants to do. i think it's focused on pointing
out policies that they thi thinkly -- the hypocritical policies not just hypocritical internal white house policies they think actually will affect voters where they live because they're looking towards 2020 and trying to look at the president himself. so possibly, but i don't think it's at the top of anybody's agenda right now. >> okay. so in terms of calls for bipartisanship, we do this every day in our green room. take a look at this photo that was just snapped in the green room. and has already broken the internet. it's joe lockhart and anthony scaramucci, not the best lighting but it is a wonderful message being sent in our green room where people come together every day from different sides of the aisle. >> anthony wanted to know what happens on the 12th day in the white house and i said i don't know. >> low blow. >> he gets a free swipe. >> and he will take it. >> we know he will take it. he will join us live in just minutes. >> they good, joe. now we have to turn to the
raging wildfires in california. there is a in you threat emerging because heavy rain could cause flash floods and mudslides. the state's deadliest blaze, the camp fire, has killed 79 people and hundreds more are still unaccounted for at this hour. cnn's paul vercammen is live in paradise, california, with more. what's the latest? >> reporter: alisyn, as you pointed out, 79 dead now, they found two more bodies, one inside a structure in paradise, another one outside in the area. as for that unaccounted for list, it is that lunge dramatically to 699, it was well over 1,000. the sheriff conceding this is raw data, saying there could be miss spellings on the list and even people on the list who don't know they are considered unaccounted for. as for the fire fight, 151,000 acres burned, it's now 70% contained. this of course a humanitarian crisis, also an animal crisis as so many people in this rural
county own livestock, much of the rescued animals winding up at the county fairgrounds. >> at any given time there's up to 2,000 animals in the shelters, you know. we have had more animals in shelter care than people and so it takes an army to care for these animals. people can't get their animals in a home if they don't have a home. the least we can do for them is care for their animals until they can take them back. >> and with rain on the way there is a concern from fire officials that the roads could become ashy and muddy and complicate things for those first responders. john? >> paul vercammen on the ongoing situation. paul, thanks for being there for us. president trump is expected to turn in written answers to special counsel robert mueller in the coming days. now some senate democrats say they are taking steps to protect the russia investigation. how they're taking on the new acting attorney general. that's next. we've transformed this home to show the new keurig k-café brewer
makes any house a coffee house. just pop that in for a coffee or brew a shot and froth milk for a latte or cappuccino. easy peasy. now she's a barista! it's so frothy. a little piece of heaven. thank you. but how's the coffee? tap one little bumper and up go your rates. a little piece of heaven. what good is having insurance if you get punished for using it? news flash: nobody's perfect. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. switch and you could save $782 on home and auto insurance. call for a free quote today. liberty mutual insurance. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
and when you save on everything... it really adds up. it's kind of a big deal. retailmenot. yours for the saving. seaonly abreva cany to help sget rid of it in... ...as little as 2 1/2 days when used at the first sign. abreva starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. abreva acts on it. so you can too.
i don't need a pep talk. i don't need another movie about beating the odds. what's up with the sad music? yeah, that's more my style. [ upbeat music ] i'll tell you what i need. i need access, tools, connections. high-speed connections. because i'm ready. i'm ready to do some homework. i'm ready to write some code. i'm ready to crush ap english. i'm so ready for college. i'm ready to do what no one on my block has done before. forget that. what no one in the world has done before. is the world ready for me? through internet essentials, comcast has connected more than
six-million low-income people to low-cost, high-speed internet at home. i'm trying to do some homework here. so they're ready for anything. three democratic senators have filed a lawsuit claiming the appointment of acting attorney general matthew whitaker is unconstitutional. before assuming that role whitaker was a very outspoken critic of the mueller probe leaving some worried that he would take steps to slow or stop the russia investigation. joining us now one of the democrats who filed that suit, senator richard blumenthal. thank you for being with us. what's your goal? >> our goal is simply to protect our right to advise and consent, to approve or not, an appointee who is one of the principal officers, one of the top officials of the government, the
top law enforcement officials and to assure he or she has the qualifications to do this job. not just because we are protective of our power but because the founders literally gave the senate that responsibility on behalf of the american people. >> for principal officers it is in the constitution, the justice department says it doesn't apply here because it's a temporary role and if it's a temporary role it's not a principal role. >> but there's no justification in the law for saying so and the department of justice actually the office of legal counsel says that there are some kind of special or exigent circumstances that in some cases allow for the president to appoint someone temporarily, but those kinds of circumstances are death or tragedy or crisis, not what we have here. there is no precedent, none, john, for this kind of appointment of someone who is essentially a lackey of the
president. >> i'm not suggesting there's precedent. they claim through the vacancy act, a law passed by congress, that a resignation is a reason to appoint a temporary person and they say that's how they're getting it through. let me ask you about whitaker who has been on the job now i think it's officially two weeks as of today. have you seen any evidence yet that he has worked to slow or impede the mueller probe? >> there is no overt evidence, no public indication yet, but there would not be any probably at this point. if he has declined to approve a subpoena or an indictment, which he could do in supervising the investigation, with he may not know about it at this point. >> if he did something like that would you hope that robert mueller would go public with it? do you think his investigator should say, hey, we wanted to issue a subpoena, hand up an indictment but the acting attorney general said no? >> at some point i would hope that he would, but what we have here is the danger of a slow motion saturday night massacre, death by 1,000 cuts, cuts in
funding that could strangle the investigation, cuts in authority, cuts in subpoenas that may not be public. i'm going to be introducing legislation that will require, absolutely require, full disclosure of all the findings and evidence of the mueller investigation if he is in any way forced to resign or if he is fired. just to go back to your point about the vacancies act, which is an important one, you know, the united states constitution is the highest law of the land. it trumps the vacancies reform act and even if you go by statutes, there is a more specific one that says the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, should take over. so there is really no crisis, no kind of exigent circumstance that would justify going around rod rosenstein. >> let me about a story in the news this morning which is ivanka trump was using her personal e-mail for government business inside the white house. obviously when hillary clinton
was at the state department and used her personal e-mail that became a big story which was covered by everyone for a long time. what do you make of this today? >> mark short had the right word for it, hypocrisy. there is no way that she had no knowledge of the rules. but really there is a larger story here which is the mixing of public and private as with her clothing brand and her public position, the blending and mixing of e-mails on her private account, her public account. it raises the issue of whether there has been anything improper. there should be some kind of investigative effort. >> by whom? >> whether it's through the office of government ethics or through the congress. >> what do you think the house, because it would be the house which will be led by democrats in january, unlikely it will happen in the republican-led senate, but what do you want to see the house do? democrats after the whole
hillary clinton situation feel as if too much was made of that and if too much was made of hillary clinton's e-mails, why make anything of ivanka trump's? >> i think there are real challenges ahead on immigration, on infrastructure, on other issues like jobs and the economy that really have to be faced by this congress and which need to work together, not be driven apart by party or personal insults. >> focus on those before ivanka trump's e-mails? >> i think there's also a need to hold accountable this administration. with he can do both. accountability and progress on the issues is not incompatible and the principal person who has to be held accountable is the president of the united states and his self-dealing, for example, violating the a moll u umts clause which we have brought to the floor in a lawsuit, making progress in the court, standing has been granted, but the congress can hold the president accountable for putting himself above the
law, which is essentially in a sense what ivanka trump has done with these e-mails. >> do you feel like she broke the law? >> that will be a question for us after we know more about the facts and the evidence. as a former prosecutor i'm going to tell you i need to know the facts and the evidence before i say whether or not somebody has broken the law. >> senator blumenthal, thanks for being with us. i appreciate it. >> former white house communications director anthony scaramucci is in the house. there he is. hi, anthony. come on out. aby, it's loud, stressful and draining. and we love it. i refuse to let migraine keep me from saying... "i am here." aimovig, a preventive treatment for migraine in adults, reduces the number of monthly migraine days. for some, that number can be cut in half or more. the most common side effects are pain, redness or swelling at the injection site and constipation. talk to your doctor about aimovig. and be there more.
talk to your doctor about aimovig. whoa! presenting the iwhat's he doing? come on, let's check it out! nice. he's pretty good at this. hm! it's like a game! (gasps) woo-hoo! got it! which car should we get? all of 'em! ooh, yeah! that one! this one looks nice. yes, and yes. i like this game. i think we're winning! delivery? where? (doorbell rings) (man) it's here! what? (announcer) save $1,000 from carvana black friday through cyber monday. then go see "ralph breaks the internet," in theatres november 21st.
advisor ivanka trump used her personal e-mail account for government business. remember when hillary clinton did that? joining us now former white house communications director anthony scaramucci, he is the author of the new book "trump: the blue collar president." >> alisyn read it cover to cover. >> i can speak it chapter and verse. i commit it had to memory. >> right up there with the bible. >> they similar. >> okay. >> ivanka trump used personal e-mail for government business. >> yeah. >> oh, my goodness. >> look, when i read that is correct i mean, my first reaction was, okay, so it's sort of a bipartisan issue, right, both sides are using personal e-mail for different things and so you say to yourself why are they doing that? i don't know the answer, but i think that these watch dogs and people should figure out why there's a proclivity on both sides to do that. i heard what mark said about it being hypocritical, i think it
will be a great campaign talking point for democrats to bring up the fact that she did do it. >> do you think it's hypocritical? >> well, certainly i think it's hypocritical. even ivanka if she was interviewed about it she would have to say that it was a mistake. you can't do that in that position. but here is what i do know and i was only in that position for a very short period of time, there had to be a reason why she was doing that is correct the same thing i would say about secretary clinton. >> that's awfully generous now, anthony. you know that people chant lock her up about hillary clinton. now you're saying it's just a mistake on both sides? >> no, i'm not saying that. i think it's a serious matter, i'm not making light of it, i'm just trying to say to you intellectually secretary clinton, a very smart person, ivanka trump, a very smart person, they both strategically did the same thing. i don't think they did it without intention, i mean, i don't think they accidentally did it, so there has to be a reason for it.
we have to figure out why people are doing that and we have to figure out what the laws are around it. >> you mean to tell me that after -- >> and to address it. >> after 2016 ivanka trump shouldn't have known that was a problem? >> again, she probably knows that it's a problem, but she decided to do it anyway and so why? >> okay. here is what people said about the why when hillary clinton did it, the clintons think they are above the law. do the trumps think they are above the law? >> no, i don't think -- well, i don't think secretary clinton thinks she's above the law and i don't think the trumps think that they are above the law. >> you remember that was a battle cry. >> i do, but you're trying to hold me accountable for something that i don't have to be held accountable for. >> i'm not trying to hold you accountable i'm trying to say why your hair isn't on fire with the irony of all of this. >> come on, my hair has been on fire for ten years with all the irony. there's irony, hypocrisy and i think this is one of the main reasons why the american people are so fed up with washington in general the american people have
a very low approval rating of washington because they don't feel that these people are in touch with them. i was in london last week -- >> just to be clear, the trump -- donald trump was going to drain the swamp and they do exactly the same thing that they fought against in the campaign. >> i would say in the case of the e-mail thing it's very similar, but i would say more broadly the trumps have actually dented, they have actually created some level of disruption in washington where i think the establishment probably doesn't realize it yet, but they have now opened the door for non-establishment people to enter -- >> i think the establishment realizes there has been some disruption in washington. >> i think they shouldn't be in denial of that. >> the news of the day -- >> let's stay on the e-mails. >> only because we devoted so much time to it during the campaign and donald trump made it one of his signature battle cries of his campaign. what's he going to say now that his daughter has done the same thing? >>el we will have to see what he
says. >> what do you think he should say? >> well, i think she probably should make a statement, she should probably say if she did it, assuming that the watchdog is correct, she should probably make a statement and then we should really understand why both sides are doing it and we should figure out a way to either get both sides to stop doing it or to explain to the american people why both sides feel compelled to do it. >> probably ladiesness. >> do you think that's it? >> yeah. i think it's hard to set up a whole new e-mail account -- >> i think in secretary clinton's case she was worried about certain -- what do they call that -- the freedom of information act situation. she wanted certain things not to be un -- >> maybe ivanka did also. >> maybe. >> as the communications director -- >> i think that tells you that there's either a problem in the law or they need to figure out a way to allow these people to have some kind of anonymity to their communication for purposes of effecting policy. >> when president trump shows up
at his next political rally and the crowd chants lock her up, what should he say to the crowd? >> what do you want me to tell the president? do you want me to tell the president not to say that? >> i want you to -- >> let me tell you something, you are not going to be able to tell the president what to say and or do. i think we've established that. >> should he shut down those calls now? now that his family has been exposed as having done the same thing? >> i never liked that stuff. i think the president has some great policies and he's got some great ideas. when we move the conversation into that level of courseness and we move the conversation into that personal attacks, i think it's a big turnoff for a lot of people. let me say something, okay? suburban white women, what was the vote count? did you look at the exit polls? >> i know that they didn't vote for president trump. >> they didn't. my message to the president is one of the reasons why they are tuning out is the coarseness of the rhetoric. if you want to win those voters like you did in 2016 i would dial back the coarseness -- i
would dial back sentences like lock her up. >> he should shut them down. >> i would dial back the attacks because i think what's happening is it's so aggressive and it's so hot and it may be fine for politicos and people that are inside washington, but it's not fine for people in suburban long island. they tuned the thing out. they are like, okay, i don't like this anymore. they start to burn out, alalisy >> i want to ask you about something that you know well, that you were in charge of at the white house and that is the press. so jim acosta of cnn his press pass has been restored after it was revoked from the white house, but a judge said that he didn't have due process and he restored it. >> i could have told you that was going to happen. >> you think that's the right decision. >> 100%. of course. >> the white house, though, decided to come out with new rules for the press corps. here they are. reporters will get one question of the president or other official, in other words, no follow-up question. the president or the white house official can decide if a
follow-up question is then allowed. a reporter must yield the floor if they are not allowed to ask the follow-up question. a press pass can be suspended or revoked for not following the rules. no one in the press corps has agreed to these new rules. these have been unilaterally imposed. do you think this is the right decision from the white house? >> no, i don't think it's the right decision from the white house, but i think there's something going on that needs to stop on both sides and you are no the going to agree with me on this, but i think that there is a level of decorum, even if you don't like the president, you don't like his twitter account, he is the president of the united states, you are inside his house, okay, if you are in the east room of his home, i think there has to be -- you know, as my grandmother would say and probably your grandmother, two wrongs do not make a right. you have to handle yourself a certain way whether you like the president or dislike the president or you need to show your colleagues that you don't like the president, you have to handle yourself in a certain way. let me just finish. as it relates to these rules i
think the white house is making a very big mistake because at the end of the day the president had a masterful relationship with the press for 45 years. they should look at the last 24 months and analyze why it's gone so badly and see if they can come up with a different strategy. the strategy of digging in and fighting and declaring war, i don't think it's a successful strategy. i think it's a 5% to 7% head wind on the president's approval rating. he may disagree with me, he's president, i'm not. but i'm just giving you my opinion based on what i know of the press, based on my observation of the political discourse in our society and based on the fact that i know that the president has done a very good job on the economy, he has did una good job on national security things and why not focus the gun on that bird as opposed to this sort of stuff. >> is part of it that the president likes having a fight with the press, the president likes being able to call us fast nasty names? >> i don't think so. i don't think so. i mean, i wasn't in the white
house that long, but i had a few conversations with the president about it where he was expressing some levels of frustration where, i mean, i think there was a harvard study out, alisyn, don't quote me because i don't know the numbers exactly but it was like 92% of the press is negative on the president or biased negatively. i don't remember the exact study, but it wasn't me, it was a harvard study which looked pretty objective. i think that upsets the president. i think the president wants a fair shake from the president, but going about it this way is not going to get him what he wants because at the end of the day a war declaration means both sides are armed up and every little micro aggression blows out of proportion like the jim acosta situation. >> i want to did you about the president visiting troops in war zones, as well as what he has said about some of our war heroes. you tweet this had out, retired admiral bill mcraven is not someone you pick a fight with, that goes with terrorists, cans or politicians. few in american public life are more competent or honorable.
>> he is a good man. >> why didn't president trump get that? >> because he's in president trump's mind he has now entered the political arena by being critical of his decision to remove john brennan's security clearance so now once you're coming into the political arena you are like a duck coming across the shooting gallery for the president. so he feels if you're shooting at him, he's going to take a shot at you. i understand that on one level, but i disagree with it on another level. i would say to the president you love the military. you may not love every single person in the military but you love the military. so out of respect for all of the military and all of the veterans, let it go. i would say the same thing to the president on the intelligence agencies. you may have an issue with mr. clapper or mr. comey or mr. brennan, but let me tell you something, a lot of these intelligence agency people likely voted for you. you could have gotten a very high voter turnout from those people. so in my mind i would let those things go because you need those people and those people really like you, mr. president, so i
would let it go. as it relates to admiral mcraven, he is a great american and, you know, i read his book, i gave his book to my children and i gave his book to my staff and i would recommend it that they show the president a youtube clib of his valedictorian speech that he gave in texas and invite the admiral for lunch and let's bury the hatchet. that's what i would recommend. >> why hasn't the president visited troops in combat zones? >> that i don't know. i have been to afghanistan and iraq, i was in afghanistan in october 2015, january 2011 i was in iraq. i know the logistics have to be a might mare to get the president into that area, make sure that he's safe and my guess is he will go. at some point i think he will go. i think he would probably say, as he said to chris wallace, he has been overwhelmed -- not overwhelmed, that's the wrong word, he has been very busy at times and his schedule has been filled up with a lot of things that he thinks he needs to do. >> that one -- we know that he
watches a lot of fox and friends, he has a lot of time to tweet, this is executive time. why not carve out time for the troops? >> i think's he got to go. >> should he have gone in the past two years? >> well, listen, i mean, he said the other day that he missed the veterans day event and he should have been there. he probably may think that as well. i don't know. i don't want to speak on his behalf, but i'm very confident that he will be in afghanistan visiting troops. >> when? >> i don't know. soon. that's my bet. let me tell you something, they love the guy. now, maybe some of the generals don't love the guy, but the troops do love the guy. i spent a lot of time with these troops and these are very heroic people and they love the president. so when he gets there he will get a hero's welcome from these guys and he has done an amazing job of rebuilding the military. >> anthony scaramucci. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you as well. >> thank you for reading every word of my book, alisyn. >> verbatim, but i don't have time, i'm sorry, to be able to tell everybody more about --
>> leave it up on the screen for ten minutes, please. >> thank you. great to see you. >> can i recommend you pick up a copy of "amanda wakes up" by alisyn camerota now available in paperback. a newly named rogue scholar making history. how he broke barriers to get the exclusive scholarship next. we've transformed this home to show the new keurig k-café brewer makes any house a coffee house. just pop that in for a coffee or brew a shot and froth milk for a latte or cappuccino. easy peasy. now she's a barista! it's so frothy. a little piece of heaven. thank you. but how's the coffee? a little piece of heaven. you find money everywhere.enot, and when you save on everything... it really adds up.
it's kind of a big deal. retailmenot. yours for the saving. your insurance rates skyrocket you could fix it with a pen. how about using that pen to sign up for new insurance instead? for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident. switch and you could save $782 on home and auto insurance. call for a free quote today. liberty mutual insurance. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
from any device using your business line. and conference calls you can join without any dial-ins or pins. (phone) there are currently 3 members in this conference. i like that. i like that too. i would use that in a heartbeat. get started with innovative voice solutions for a low price when you get fast, reliable internet. comcast business. beyond fast. three people are dead following a shooting at chicago's mercy hospital. the shooting started outside the hospital when the gunman killed his former girlfriend. he shot at officers when they arrived. the shooter ran into the hospital killing a pharmaceutical assistant as she walked out of an elevator. the gunman also died.
japanese authorities have arrested one of their highest executives. they collaborated to underreport his income by $44 million over a five-year period. other acts of misconduct, including personal use of company's assets. he faces ten years in prison and a fine of up to $89,000. shouldn't it be more? more women than ever in the daca recipient. organizers say his persistence led to the rule change, allowing post graduate studies in england. >> there you go. do we want to send that person a
roedes scholar recipient back home? i mean, that's what daca is -- that's what congress should be working on. >> it just goes to show what you can achieve. good for him. there is a new report involving federal air marshalls and guns. more than 200 mishaps with firearms. we'll tell you about that next.
weapons. improper storage of guns to actions which allegedly jeopardized public safety. drew griffin investigated. >> reporter: these documents released through a freedom of information act request reveal more than 200 cases of alleged misconduct by federal air marshalls involving firearms. men and women supposedly trained to use their weapons misplacing, misfiring and accidentally and not so accidentally shooting themselves. 19 accidental discharges, including an air marshall who caused a gunshot wound to his right foot. another hit a television in the adjoining room. more than 70 cases of air marshalls losing weapon.
they have left weapons in rest rooms, bars, even a bed bath and bond in new jersey. at least 13 cases, alcohol was involved. after releasing the documents, the federal air marshall service invited cnn to the training facility in new jersey where new air marshalls are taught to use their weapons. >> we look at what was the underlying cause, what happened. where if and when training failed, how and why did it fail? our goal is to strive for 0% error. >> it is hard to compare if air marshalls are dangerous with weapons because the number of air marshalls is classified. but any mishap is unacceptable because their agents operate at 34,000 feet. >> there is no backup. you have got to take care of business and you have to do it very quickly and efficiently.
>> henry who spent ten years in the service said he observed a decline in training that could contribute to mistakes. >> they need additional training. >> oddly, three of the apparent mishaps happened during firearms training. they exploded and one staff member was struck in the face by flying debris. problems are nothing new to the air marshall service. as cnn has reported, agents have continually complained about low morale, low staffing, grueling hours. a sleep study shows 75% of domestic air marshalls were flying while sleep deficient. that lack of sleep puts them at greater incidents of serious errors. critics question where air
marshalls are necessary. last year, they said it's contribution to aviation security is questionable. ohio state professor john mueller, who studies the efficiencies of security measures says the nearly $1 billion agency is almost worthily. >> federal air marshalls don't pass muster in terms of cost benefit analysis. they deliver five cents or ten cents of benefit for every dollar that's spent on them. >> now the revolution of 200 cases where agents made dangerous mistakes is yet another strike against the program. the tsa tells us air marshalls are trained to the highest standard. the problem is many air marshalls disagree with that. and even the government's own accountability office reported that in 2016, the tsa was not doing enough recordkeeping to
even tell that it's air marshalls were being trained properly. tsa insists that's all fixed now. just what you want to hear when you are getting ready for thanksgiving travel. a federal judge blocked a presidential executive order on asylum. what the ruling means next. a federal judge temporarily barring the trump administration from preventing some migrants from requesting asylum. >> we're not letting them in, but they are trying to flood our country. >> there is very little respect for the rule of law. >> this is all about the president throwing red meat out there. white house aids, cabinet officials, others in the government about government business. >> there is incredible hypocrisy. >> mcnot only used a private e-mail, she used her own private
e-mail server. >> they had an entire campaign about this and you are to tell me that ivanka trump had no idea that this was against the rules. this is new day. >> good morning, everyone. overnight a federal judge blocked the white house from denying asylum claims to immigrants who blocked the southern border ill leely. a judge issued a temporary restraining order and tells the trump administration to again accept asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they enter the country. the judge writes, quote, whatever the scope of president's authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a congredition that congress has expressly forbidden. >> also, isn't it ironic, thank you, ivanka trump.
the president's daughter used her personal e-mail to conduct some government business all the way to 2017. her excuse was that she was not aware of some of the details of the rules, which does beg the question: how could someone who was alive in 2016 and someone who lukely heard the chants of lock her up would not be aware of the rules regarding e-mails. let's bring in josh. josh, thanks for being with us. how many e-mails are we talking about? and about what exactly? >> we're talking about hundreds of e-mails, john, to cabinet officials, to west wing aids about business, about initiatives, about scheduling issues on her private e-mail for many months in 2017. eventually, as you said in the lead-in, that was curbed when others in the white house grew troubled about the number of