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enter a public spat with your intelligence agency. >> the president had a gut distrust of the intelligence community. >> it really is not only unprecedented, i think it's dangerous. >> this is new day with alisyn camerota and john berman. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world there is new day. it's thursday, january 31st, the very last day of january. 6:00 here in new york. alisyn is off. erica hill joins me this morning. >> nice to be with you. >> you miss january already. >> it's amazing. i blinked and it was over. happening now, new evidence that russia is i attack being the just justice system. he's saying that system is being too hard on his friend roger stone. the president said he's thinking about a review of how the fbi treated him. he was arrested in his home on seven charges including obstruction of justice. mueller said he was a flight risk and were worried he would
destroy evidence, but the president seems to think he knows better. this is what he said. when you have 29 people and armored vehicles and all of the other, you know, many people know roger and rother is not a person they would have to worry about from that standpoint. >> now meantime the justice department alleges russia is behind a disinformation campaign targeting the official investigation. they say a twitter account stole and spread nonpublic material from the special counsel's team all as part of an effort to discredit the mueller probe. the information itself appears to have come from items that were shared with attorneys for a russian company. that company is accused of interfering in the 2016 election. >> all right. joining us now to discuss this, john avlon, laura jarrett and mar get, senior white house correspondent from bloomberg news. we would like to begin this with a dramatic reading from the daily caller interview with donald trump which took place late yesterday. the subject of roger stone came up. i will be playing donald trump,
erika will be playing the reporter. trump, i'm speaking for a lot of people that were very disfoointd see that go down that way. to see it happen where it was on camera on top it, that was a very, very disappointing scene. >> would you ask the fbi to use its force when it handles cases like this? >> i think it's a good question for you to ask and it's something i think about. >> idea planted. >> seed. all right. laura, the president of the united states saying he wants to review how it all went down. you cover the justice department. what do they say about how this arrest was made some anything unusual? >> so i think even fbi agents, our own analysts have come on our air and explained this is just how arrests look nowadays. it's part of their protocol. it looks like a lot to us, i think to lay people to have someone bang on your door. obviously a scary experience for anyone. but t but the idea that they did
something unusual i think is misplaced and not consistent with what their protocol is. it's also worth noting that when the president chooses to weigh in on when he thinks law enforcement has gone too far, i think it's not a coincidence that this is the same president who said you can't be too nice, you shouldn't pat them on the head. he said that to a law enforcement group and he's now saying that the arrest of roger stone for lying to congress, a federal crime, ah, we got to look at that. >> we should also point out that roger stone said the fbi agents were, in his words, extremely courteous. >> the ultimate offense here is that roger stone is his friend and now all of a sudden it's not get tough law and order stuff, it's why don't we treat it with little bit of kid gloves. >> it's beyond that. >> yes. >> it's a conspiracy theory. it's basically the same thing as ignoring your intelligence services which he's done over the last 24 hours. what he's saying here is that the justice department, law enforcement, the way they've chosen to do things is wrong and
i don't approve of it. >> right. which has a different feel to it. but i think the intelligence services thing is far more serious and far more pervasive. and what we saw today and what we're hearing reported out is the president in private viciously atarkitacking dan goa because they contradicted him in front of congress because they have information that they've given to the president that the president chooses not to listen to return said it prefer to confirm conspiracy theories and play to his base. >> he's pushing back on off of this. we saw that in this tweet storm this morning in terms of iran, isis, we didn't hear as much pushback when it came to russia which was specifically brought newspaper th up in that assessment. >> if you set aside the russia policy and the china policy, i think you see the president accurately assessing that in the
testimony and the fort worth self, report itself, it's the predicate for a lot of his foreign policy moves, the emphasis on the upcoming kim summit and some of these other pieces. but on russia you see this really interesting kind of dual track thing where on the one hand there's the sanctions with some of the ways the president has seemed to take putin's advice or assurances on things. and on the other hand you see the u.s. preparing to suspend and probably withdraw from the inf treaty this coming weekend. on russia there's still a lot of juxtaposition. it's confusing if you're following along. but overall it's embarrassing for the president to have simultaneously his entire intelligence community and key senators like mitch mcconnell use the legislative process and congressional hearings to raise real questions and slow down the pace of withdrawal from syria,
prioritization of the relationship with the north korean leader and this sort of stuff. >> laura, it all ties together in my mind, the president being critical of how roger stone is treated as part of the russia investigation on the day when the mueller team announces that russia is trying to attack the russia investigation. >> yeah. >> really interesting. >> and it shows they're not deterred. even after dudse zens of peodoze been in trouble, they're still at it. in this latest case we've seen from court payers from mueller's team, we don't know how they gotment documents, the lay firm that's been receiving this discovery, they got those documents legitimately. how they end up on a pro russian twitter feed remains to be seen. but, again, it raises the question of what is -- what is the administration doing about this? >> and it shows also, because another thing the intelligence community said in front of
congress was russia is continuing its disinformation campaign. not only were they active in 2018, but they're going to try to influence 2020 as well. and the stakes about china playing in this game are really striking. so it's just more evidence that the intelligence community is dealing with facts and trump is dealing with several interest. >> self-interest. >> if you had any doubt in russia's interest in hacking or disinformation, the idea that this could get from concord suddenly and miraculously into the global bloodstream with some key alterations so as to confuse the process should tell you everything you need to nope. it has forced bob mueller for the second time in a couple weeks to come out and show a little bit of his cards to the public when he likes to keep all of this close to the vest. but that need to publicly correct the record is quite unusual and things like this are forcing him to show the court system and the american public a little bit more about what he's
doing and not doing. >> the really interesting part of this interview that the president gave the daily caller yesterday, the president hasn't been seen in public for five days. this is day six that we're going into right now. and what he's doing, at least last night, was giving interviews to a friendly media site. the daily reporter asked good questions. but a friendly news site nonetheless. he tried to compare ju juxtaposition to the las vegas shooting. i've seen that on tucker carl news. he says the fbi can't solve las vegas because they're spending too much time on mueller. the president said you had so many people killed and badly wound because i went to the hospital, i don't think he meant they were killed and wounded because went to the hospital. >> talking about how he saw them, yes. >> you had people so badly wounded. people never talk about the wounded, the level of hurt and devastation for a life tim the many people devastated for a
lifetime, they'll never on the same. and you look at that by comparison to the russian hoax, it's a shame. so again, questioning how roger stone was arrested, suggesting the fbi can't solve las vegas. somehow drawing in the mueller investigation to that. >> it's apples and oranges. and on that one it's particularly egregious because on the las vegas issue they were very transparent i think in explaining we don't know a motive here and that should worry people. we should wonder why this person took such an egregious and heinous crime and we can't figure out why. but at least they said it and explained. >> right. >> they don't always provide all that much information about sometimes investigations like that. and the fact that they actually came forward and said we don't know what happened is actually, you know, an airing of transparency. >> i think it's important to your point about these are apples and arngs because orange was asked about the money being spent in las vegas into that investigation and the mueller
investigation. just to be really clear here and put a point on it, can you compare the resources and the money on a mass shooting investigation with the special counsel and everything else that's going on over here? >> no. they're totally different appropriations even. remember mueller was allowed to keep going during the shutdown. that money is set aside, it's completely different. >> the only apples comparison is completely independent counsel investigations. deadliest mass shooting america, the fact there's no motive is a reminder that evil exists and sometimes you can't put a fingerprint on what spurs somebody. but the attempt to blur the lines, it's picking up a fox news talking point and tucker carlson is the founder of the daily caller. so there's an invested sense there. but the president is still playing to the base, he's in hiding in effect. he's bunkered up and he's not -- and not necessarily involves a duty when your job is to talk and unite the american people
around a set of facts. this president does not to do that. that's been outsourced to other people in the administration. >> i will note again tying this altogether, the roger stone thing, lindsey graham is now the chair of the senate judiciary says wants to look into how the fbi treated roger stone. but oversight is the business of congress. if they want to ask the questions and have the fbi or justice tell them this is the way it's done, if they'll accept that answer, that might be a worthwhile endeavor in this case. margaret, you cover the white house or covered it for so long. we're now in day six of no public events for president trump in the wake of a shutdown battle where he lost his way on friendship. is there a rhyme or reason as to when he comes into public view? >> i think the president is in regroup mood. he's going to be doing the state of the union address in a couple of days. we're seeing him back up we're seeing him in the way he wants to be seen, which is in a controlled environment through these interviews that are kind of on the terms and the timing
that he sets. think so what we're seeing is an attempt to kind of reset the narrative away from the critical coverage that he faced during the shutdown and one of the real questions is, what's going to happen in a couple of weeks when we hit that february 15th threshold? are we going see the president, you know, are we going to see travel? are we going to see more border wall messaging? and i think a lot of that is what's being worked out behind the scenes right now. >> all right. margaret, laura, john, thank you all very much. millions of people across america warking up this morning to yet another historic brutally cold day of temperatures 'the polar plunge shattering record lows all over the map. those numbers are surreal. six states in the midwest with temperatures as cold as the south pole and already we know of ten weather-related deaths. cnn's ryan young is live in chicago this morning with more. ryan, i'm sorry you're there outside good, my friend. >> reporter: back at that time again. of course a day we're not in the
confines of the city. you see this beautiful shot behind us, we are on one of the beaches outside of the city and of course you can see just the air coming off of this. but when you think about just how powerful this storm has been, you're talking about 80% of the country below freezing and, like you said, nearly ten people have died because of this winter storm. a brutal arctic freeze sweeping over nearly a quarter of the country bringing the coldest air in a generation to parts of the midwest. >> it's freezing koltcold. my face, my toes, everything. >> reporter: with a wind chill of negative 52, the windy city's temperatures lower than parts of antarctica and alaska causing giant ice breaks to blanket the river and a wall of ice to form along lake michigan across the skyline. the dangerously cold weather even showing its strength inside. >> the steam froze around where the leaks are in my front door.
>> reporter: in minnesota, a wind chill of 65 below 0. those marathoners covering the finish line with faces covered in ice. residents in both minnesota and michigan asked to turn down their thermostats to conserve natural gas. meanwhile, snow squalls ripping through the northeast bring near whiteout conditions and winds of up to 30 miles per hour in new york and philadelphia. this time showing the squall blowing through new york city, lake-effect snow causing blizzard like conditions in upstate new york, dropping 2 to 3 imps of snow per hour in buffalo where temperatures dipped to negative 35 below 0. near roe chest, he a 21 vehicle wreck bringing this highway to a stand still. a snow squall also to blame for this 27-vehicle pileup near redding, pennsylvania. >> we can't see anything because the snow is being driven perfectly horizontal.
>> reporter: first responders across the country forced to brave the treacherous conditions. >> the temperature normally affects the manpower, but also the hose lines freeze up instantly. >> reporter: firefighters in indiana covered in ice as they battled this house fire in negative 22 degree weather. you can really think about those firefighters that are outside using water and dealing with the temperatures outside. yesterday on the way home i saw some people trying to help some homeless folks get off the street. you think about these brutal temperatures and the idea that people have been sitting out exposed to it for several hours. i can't imagine being stuck outside in this. of course we are for short periods of time, but at the end of the day this cold snap will last it looks like a few more hours and even a day for some of the more northern states. hopefully soon, though, it will start to warm up. >> all right. ryan young for us on the beach. it is decidedly not beach weather. thank you for us. all right. how cold will it get and how
long will it last? cnn meteorologist chad miyers i with the forecast. >> it doesn't get a lot colder than this. we begin to come out of this deep freeze but chicago breaking a record this morning, daily record of 20 blow right now the they're down 21. aurora, illinois, down 28 degrees brolow 0 and that's not the air temperature that's the wind chill trying to freeze you and your pets. you had another 10 degrees there, chicago it feels like 36 degrees blow 0. today we warm up a little bit but chicago hasn't been above zero since monday. wind chill 3 blow even for tomorrow morning, so, yes, that's better than 30 blow than we are now and the frigid air does move away. if you live here, you're going to live -- if you live through there, your ground is so cold and your local forecasters are going to miss this because i've done it, there's humidity coming up with this mild air and when the humidity comes and that
ground 4, that humidity is going to freeze to the surface and there's going to be an ice event. we go from minus 2 to 38 and rain. somewhere in there there will be a problem. there's going to be one ice event. enjoy that. >> it's interesting to think of 32 degrees as a heat wave, but that's a huge jump in temperatures. >> 32 is looking nice right about now. >> thanks very much. >> you're welcome. new democratic candidates jumping in the race, but where is beto o'rourke and what are his plans? he has emerged for a brief on the record comment. we will tell you what he said next. -ah, the old crew! remember when we all used to go to the cafeteria and just chow down midday? -you mean, like, lunch? -come on. voted "most likely to help people
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howard schultz, to the backlash, i'm most fascinated by the conversations happening with real people. and mj i'm particularly fascinated by what you overheard sitting at lunch just listening to people. i think there's so much in here. listening to people talk about what's actually happening right now in the race for 2020. they're fairly engaged but they also have some questions. >> you know, the thing i was so fascinated by, and this was a lunch where i was sitting at a restaurant in china town and a group of probably six people next to me having a very, very involved discussion about 2020. and the thing that surprises me everything time is how closely people are paying attention. they know the candidates that had up, they know the candidates that are down, they know the candidates that you would assume that most people wouldn't really be able to name, including their title, their background. but they are paying such close attention in the group was clearly a group that does not want to see the president reelected and they had some really interesting thoughts on
which people they thought they should get in, which people they thought should not. joe biden's name came up and there was consensus around the time that his time was up that didn't really seem like he wanted to get in that. kind of stood out because, as you said, this is a moment where a lot of democrats are starting to get in. and i think as more time passes and we've talked about this before, the questions are being asked if he hasn't gotten in now, then that probably signals that he may not want this badly enough. >> so, alex, you have a whole giant article in the "new york times" about this notion of the middle lane in the democratic party. will there be moderate democrats who enter the race as a counterpoint to perhaps kamala harris or bernie sanders who's not in yet or some of the others who are seep as movin as movingy to the left? >> there are a number of them. there are eight to a dozen other sort of white guys closer to the political center who are thinking about running, right some john delaney, former
congressman from maryland, wealthy healthcare executive, already in the race funding a pretty serious operation in iowa, actually. the question for all of them, even the better known and sort of more obviously formidable candidates is is there an open lane right now as the other candidates run to the left? or does that lane not exist anymore? or is there going to be like a nine-car pileup in that lane. because if you had just mike bloomberg running as the sent tryst counterpoint to kamala harris and elizabeth warren and cory booker and bernie sanders, there's an argument to be made there's a third to 40% of the party that does want somebody closer to the political center. but there are clearly fewer centrists in the democratic party than liberals and so the more centrists get in, the dicier that proposition gets. >> how do we break this all down by the numbers? because we were talking about beto just before the break. >> i have a dramatic reading again. >> yes. >> beto went on his road trip. he's speaking to oprah next
week. >> yes. >> in times square which i don't think should be ignored, frankly. "wall street journal" did a piece about the fact that people in el paso say they don't know what he's going to do and he did emerge for an on the record comment here. he says i'm not doing interviews right now, not ready to speak to reporters until i've made a decision about what's next. that was on the record. harry, you've looked at the numbers. >> i will say presidential candidates, they don't need press at all and if you want to run for president you should keep yourself quiet. no, think if you look at beto o'rourke you can see that his poll numbers over the last month have fallen nationally has he's pulled himself back from the national scene. i think this goes to the point that was being said over on this side of the table, that is the more you sort of stay out of the race, the longer you stay out, the more people say, eh, maybe not for me. i think people are invested in this race right now and if people want to run, they should run. now, you know, beto will get a huge bump probably if he does run. but i do think that voters want to feel like you're in it as
much as they are and they want to feel like you want to defeat the president as much as they. >> does he fill that middle void to any extent? when we talk about the issues here, medicare for all we brought up in the very beginning here, the fact that this is being discussed as much and as widely as it is and debated shows you how much i think democrats care about this race and care about the issues. but if there is an appetite for a candidate from the middle, might he fill that in some way? >> he might. the medicare for all example is so interesting because as much as we talk so much about the democratic party having moved a lot on that issue and it genuinely has, there is still a spectrum, right? and if you look at it as a policy issue, medicare for all single pair is very differe single payer is very different. and a candidate might argue that both count as medicare for all. but the thing that shocked and surprised a lot of people when kamala harris came out at her town hall and straight you said let's get rid of the insurance
companies, i think people, reading into that a lot because there were people who were skeptic that will she was necessarily gung ho in the medicare for all single payer camp. and then when they're adviser said the day after, you know, she's also open to moderation, i think the people who are inclined to be skeptical that she fell in that camp to begin with wanted to read it a different zblap there's alway. >> there's an important question about messaging. democrats be trying to figure out who is going to be the best person to put forth their message there are say message they have to get right because this could very easily become their version of the wall that mexico was going to pay for. if we don't know what it is who's going to pay for it and if you can keep your plan, okay, what are you promising? >> the wall is an interesting comparison. the one ways going to make was the republican repeal and replace slogan that it sounds great because you can imagine that replace is whatever you want it to be, right? and if you like a public option, if you like, you know, just lowering the medicare eligibility age, if you like sort of basically care plus, you
can imagine that medicare for all means any of those things, right? but over the course of a long campaign, candidates are going to have to be pretty specific and very articulate about exactly what changes they would make to the healthcare system and change tends to freak people out. there is always the donald trump option of just promising everything, that you're going to get rid of obamacare, lower costs, improve service, improve benefits, but we have seen pretty clearly overtime that that has been kind of a trap for the president. >> on the subject of promises that don't always bear out, fox con, giant technology company had promised to invest heavily in wisconsin, bring 13,000 jobs there, build a plant -- blue collar jobs, in exchange for enormous tax breaks and incentives. had is something that donald trump to an extent took credit for and praised. let's just play what the president said when this deal was struck. >> moments ago we broke ground on a plant that will provide jobs for much more than 13,000
wisconsin workers. so i had this incredible company going to invest someplace in the world, not here necessarily, and i will tell you they wouldn't have done it here except that i became president so that's good. >> well, it doesn't look like fox con is doing it here or there, at least not in the way that was originally promised, maybe not 13,000 jobs, certainly not 13,000 blue collar jobs, harry. when you look at this i know you see it as a number in terms of electoral votes in wisconsin. >> yeah. donald trump won the presidency because he broke through that blue wall in the midwest, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania. if you flip those states over to the democratic side in 2020 and you head hillary clinton states, you get a majority of electoral votes for the democrats. and stuff like this donald trump made promises about bringing back these blue collar jobs. and if he's not bringing them back, then those american states may swing more than nationally and you can get a situation
where the administratic wins by two points but wins the electoral vote. stuff like this is damage together president. he's the jobs president and if he can't bring jobs, then what exactly is he doing? >> kristine romans, it's her birthday. she would tell us there's big economic reasons why foxconn is having trouble right now, because the global market for their product isn't there and also foxconn has a record of making promises that they don't always keep. >> they don't always keep. >> all right. thank you very much. >> thank you. a reported sinkhole in florida leads to a shocking discover that i nnow has the fb investigating. what was uncovered? that's next.
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his presidency in the "new york times" op-ed. he calls for unity among venezuelans and resleels secret meetings with the military for trying to gain support for ousting the president nicolas maduro. >> the white house announcing three nominees to the left-leaning ninth circuit court of appeals this after coming under fire from right wing commentators. ninth circuit has been a frequent target of president trump. when the white house announced plans last week to nominate dozens of judges, three conservatives for the ninth circuit were not on list. last night the white house resubmitted the names of daniel collins, kenneth lee and daniel press. >> they say these show two people that they want to talk to on empire actor jussie smollett. it's hard to make much out of
these. smollett claims he was attacked by two people who hurled racial and homophobic slurs against him. police are investigating it as a possible hate crime. police say they also have video of smollett entering his apartment building with what appears to be a rope shaped like a noose around his neck but they haven't released that footage. a police spokesperson says smollett and his manager were on the phone with each other when the alleged attack happened but that has not been verified yet. despite how this next story may sound, it's not the plot of a movie, at least not yet. the fbi is investigating now an attempted bank burglary after public works employees stumbled on an underground tunnel headed toward a bank. the workers were actually there responding to a report of a possible sinkhole in florida when they realized there's a lot more than a sinkhole here. the fbi says the tunnel does not reach the bank, it's about 50 yards long, two or three feet in diameter. they also found a pair of muddy
boots, tools, and a small generator inside the tunnel. >> now i have to tell you, i always like a good sinkhole story, but this is a sinkhole story with a twist. >> that's why i say, it may not be a movie yet. >> there's a generator inside the tink ho the sinkhole. >> and boots. those are perhaps going to lead to something. >> i do have one word to explain all of this. florida. florida. a group of lawmakers racing toward the clock for border security to avoid another shutdown. we'll speak to someone who was in the room when it happened. a member of the team trying to reach that compromise next. atoi, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. ongoing pain and stiffness are signs of joint erosion. humira can help stop the clock. prescribed for 15 years, humira targets and blocks a source of inflammation that contributes to joint pain and irreversible damage. vo: humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections
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a bipartisan group of lawmakers working to hammer out the border security deal in hopes of avoiding another shutdown. president trump sidelined from these talks, at least for now. joining us now is republican congressman chuck fleischmann. he's a member of the border wall committee. thank you so much for being with us. >> john, good morning. >> as they say in the musical hamilton, you need to be in the room where it happens. you were.
so what did happen in that room yesterday? >> well, john, it was very good. i entered the room with a lot of optimism and a lot of hope that we could actually sit down and work through our issues. and the tone in the room really from every member, whether they were republican or democratic, senators or house members was very positive, very cordial. i think we have set the tone for a very good -- good time for negotiations. i think it's very positive. >> that's great hear. >> yes, sir. >> that the tone is positive and you have set a did stage for continued talks. henry, before he went in, he was also a part of this committee, a democrat from texas. he told my friend kate baldwin before the meeting that his position was no new funding for any new border barrier. is that the democratic position at this point as you understand it? >> well, we've heard a lot of things from democratic members of the house, democratic members of the senate. i really don't know exactly where the other side is right
now, but we need to get there. i think we need to focus on our common ground. there's a lot in the homeland security bill, john, that we do agree on, and that's the good news. there's going to be some sticking points. i tend to support the position that we need not only border security, but barrier security. there's a lot of barriers out there right now that need repair that are porous that have been set up, for example. henry and i are very good friends, but he showed me some barriers that were set up, they block cars but they don't block individuals coming over. so rather than digging in, i think we need to lay all of our cards on the table, negotiate, and realize that there's going to be a lot of differing views on a lot of differing issues, but we're going to need something that not only the senate and the house appropriators can agree on, but ultimately that the white house will be able to sign off on. and i think we can get there. >> look, appropriators make deals, as john mccain quoted,
there are appropriators. in this case i think you might have to be lin kwifts as well, because i wonder, you can help me out here, if at the end of the day this is going to be about reaching some kind of a deal where both sides can say they got what they wanted the you brought up this barrier that already exists that you were discussing with henry. at the end of all this, is it likely there will be a deal where you'll have significant funds for repairs, for replacing barriers, for new technology, for new money at checkpoints but not any money for new walls? >> i think we need all of those things that you articulated plus new money for additional barriers where the barriers work. we realize that there are going to be some areas where the rio grande is there, there are glifs, things like that. i'm glad that was pointed out. but we're going to turn to the experts in homeland security who have done a very good job.
i think as responsible legislators, we need to listen to the experts, we need to listen to the american people, and then we need to be reasonable. as i said in the room yesterday, when i talked to people, school children and things like that, i leave my republican conservative credentials at the door and i talk about our great republic. in this room we're going to have a lot of different ideas. the bill that henry would draw would be very different from the bill i would draw up and i believe that everyone in that room would draw a slightly different or maybe a markedly different bill. the ski to draw a bill that we can come to a good reasonable compromise that has border security, technology as you lewded to a alluded too and i do think we need some border funding. it's going to have to be a compromise, but as you said, appropriateter appropriators, i'm the ranking member now, the highest
republican on the house side, think we can get there. we are reasonable, pragmatic people and i think it's very important that we get there. yesterday we started in a very positive way. >> it was interesting to hear from the president last night. he did an interview with the daily caller. one of the questions that's been asked has been why didn't the president get funding for the border wall he wanted when he had congress? when republicans control both chambers in congress. and the president tried to answer that question last night. he blamed paul ryan. he said the last time this came up ryan told him that if he signed the only that muminous b would get funding and then it didn't happen. do you think paul ryan is to blame that there haven't had funding for new barriers up to this point? >> rather not place blame but i think the president's correct. going through the appropriation process and the last big budget deal we worked there, there was a president made to the white house that leave this issue alone for now and we will get to
it in the future. that's why i think in december when house republicans such as myself stood up and said, wait a second, we're not going to just accept a clean continuum resolution into february because we're going to get more of the same, these issues won't be addressed. so i think the white house is right on point to basically say we were promised, it was not delivered, and we owe it to the american people to deliver on this promise. so that's why i think in december we had those issues, that's why right now i think we need to address these issues. and, john, perhaps most importantly we've got a situation where in a few weeks we're going to be dealing with fiscal 2020 issues. very important. these same issues are going to come up again and they're going to come up under the constraints of the budget control act with less money to go around. >> yeah. >> so i think it's very important now that we sit down, work on a deal that will work now, and lay a good foundation for the future. i'm always looking forward
because i'm an eternal optimist. we can look back and put blame on folks. the problem is, that's past, we have present and future to worry about. >> keep that glass half full. >> yes, sir. >> you have your work cut out for you over the next two weeks. good luck. >> thank you, john. roger goodell breaking his silence on that controversial no call in the nfc title game. the bleacher report is next. our big idaho potato truck is out there somewhere and we're going to find it. awe man. always look for the grown in idaho seal. acidic foods can your enamel is very precious. wear away your enamel. your tooth is going to look yellower, more dull. i recommend pronamel because it helps protect and strengthen your enamel. it's pro enamel. it's the positive thing. ♪
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off-season so that this kind of call doesn't happen again. but, goodell basically said it boils down to the game is officiated by humans and there are going to be mistakes. now, a big question going into goodell's address was why did he and the league remain silent and never say anything to the fans after that blown no call? well, goodell brushed the question off saying the league did address it right after the game. >> we addressed this immediately after the game. we spoke to the coach, the coach announced the conversation and the fact that this play should have been called, and we had several conversations with those clubs and other officials over the next several days. that's our process. we understand the disappointment of the saints fans, the organization, and the players. and we understand that. >> now president trump also weighing in on the saints misery telling the daily caller he feels badly for the fans in
louisiana calling it, quote, maybe the worst call i've ever seen. now for the first time sean peyton meeting with the media in new orleans and he said he had a rough few days following the game. >> after the game for two to three days, um, much like normal people i sat, probably didn't come out of my room, i ate jenny's ice cream and watch netflix for three straight days. >> there you go, john. apparently three straight days of eating ice cream and watching netflix will sofl any probllve >> i appreciate it. here now your late night laughs. >> today trump made headlines when he called u.s. intelligence officials passive and naive. yeah. passive and naive. sounds like a buddy cop show starring mike pence and donald trump. i'm passive.
i'm naive. >> their sec now crashing which is the only thing holding back -- be careful of iran. perhaps intelligence should go back to school. and of course he used the wrong spelling of the word their. only donald trump would tell someone to go back to school while making a grammatical mistake. >> yesterday the heads of all the u.s. intelligence agencies testified before congress to share the results of their annual worldwide threat assessment. one thing missing from the report, any evidence that would support building a wall on the southwestern border. where did the evidence go? was it stolen by the caravan? >> actually moves his head pretty well there and spins very well as well. >> very impressive. >> it is interesting, cnn's reporting is that the president's really mad at dan coats. >> yes. >> it will be interesting to see if coats delivers the intelligence briefing later this
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