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>> take this as a down payment, go into the defense bill and move money around and build this damn wall. this is new day with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning and welcome to your new day. alisyn is off. erika hill joins me. happy valentine's day. we have candy for everybody. >> you're a giver, john berman. >> sweaty m&ms. >> i'm going to save that for later. >> as the president's lawyer rudy giuliani always says, it's not a crime to lie to the media. what is a crime? lying to the fbi, the special counsel, and a grand jury. just ask paul manafort. a federal judge just ruled that trump's former campaign chair intentionally lied about meetings with someone linked to russian intelligence with whom he shared polling data and conversations about pro-russia policy. he lied about it even after reaching a plea deal. that plea deal is now off the table. it gets to the bigger question of why?
why have four trump associates lied about contacts with russians and what does that mean to the overall russia investigation? entering capitol hill, the stage is set this morning for the house and senate to vote on a bipartisan border deal to avoid another government shutdown. the white house for its part signaling president trump will sign it before the friday night deadline even though there's less money in this bill for the border wall than was offered before the shutdown. and "the new york times" reporting calls have been made from the white house to at least two fox news hosts, lou dobbs and sean hahn netty in an effort to get them on board and for them to sell the narrative that the president got more than he would have without the shutdown. squoining us now, david gregory, name political analyst, jeffrey toobin, and joe lockhart former clinton white house press secretary. jeffrey toobin, i want to start with you on this one because when the judge yesterday was very clear in terms half they believed paul manafort lied about, how it all happened. just your gut reaction, what
does this tell us about where paul manafort is and where the special counsel is? >> what i couldn't get out my head was the picture i saw in court the other day of paul manafort who is physically transformed from the business, the brisk looking businessman who walked into prison. he is hobbled over, he's walking with a cane. he apparently has gout. he looks disoriented the he is looking at a likely life sentence in prison. putting aside the politics and the larger implications just the what he has dup one to his own e by committing these crimes by lying is extraordinary. the real possibility is that paul manafort will never be free again. >> and why did he do it, then? given that situation, why did he lie? and just let's tell people what he did lie about. interaction dollars and communications with konstantin kilimnik who is this figure who has known ties to russian intelligence, so says the fbi.
manafort lied about $125,000 in legal bills. he also lied about another probe, we have no idea what that is, that's just hanging out there. but on the interactions with konstantin kilimnik, a man with ties to russia intelligence, russian policy, and we know that the mueller team says this was central, part of the core, of the russia investigation. >> there are two main possibilities for why he lied about kilimnik. one is that he was trying to engrashia engrashiant himself with kilimnik and the russia world to get more business, it was about greed. the other possibility as far as the mueller case is concerned, is was he lying because he was colluding? he was saying to a russia emissary, here is this polling data, use it to help donald trump get elected president, and that, you know, this now famous
august 2nd, 2016, meeting at the cigar club in new york were they basically trying to get donald trump elected president so that the sanctions could be lifted and, you know, russia would win and trump would win? >> and there's a great, you know, john put some of this together this morning. we're going to put up the list of dates here as we tick through. you mentioned august 2nd. but if we go back a couple weeks from then, right? if we're look at july 26th, just look at the timeline here, july 22nd, rather, the wikileaks of those 20,000 hacked e-mails, then prosecutors talking about what happened here with roger stone, the attempts to direct it -- an official directed roger stone about additional releases. on july 25th, the fbi announcing its launch of an investigation into that dnc hack. on 27th, donald trump tough to for get in moment, russia, if you're listening, hey, if you're listening, how about those e-mails. and then on august 2nd, here is
this meeting in the cigar bar. when you look at the sum of all of that over the span of a couple of weeks, it certainly raises questions on paper. >> well, there's no question. and russia had an interest. they wanted donald trump to be president. vladimir putin didn't like hillary clinton. still didn't like hillary clinton. and we know from that chronology that the trump campaign was open for business. go find her e-mails, we'll take any opposition research from wherever it comes. and then you have the very tangible item of wanting -- russia wanting those sanctions lifted because of their actions in ukraine. did they have a friendly ear in the trump campaign? and they had someone in paul manafort who had very close ties, who had worked in ukraine for russia-aligned politicians. so it's all so close. and then manafort lying about it. so this, as the prosecutor said in court yesterday, this goes to the very core of what this
investigation is about. was there actual cooperation between the trump campaign and russia? >> and, again, if we're talking about the timing here, on july 27th, right the middle of that time frame manafort goff an interview where he was asked about the president's alleged contacts with the russians. listen to how he answers. >> so to be clear, mr. trump has no financial relationships with any russian oligarchs? >> that's what he said. that's what i -- that's obviously what our position is. >> well, it's so bold. that was so bold. >> and so clear. >> and so clear. >> joe, and then a week and a half later he walks into a meeting in the cigar bar with someone with connections to the russian intelligence. >> i think we're trying to figure out the motives without all the facts and we're forced to speculate. think jeffrey laid out the two possibilities. if it was just about him trying to get business, it's not about him lying, it's about lying a second time after he'd had a deal, after the special counsel
had said, i'll give you some consideration, you may not have to spend the rest of your life in jail if you now tell the truth. if it was just about enriching himself, why wouldn't he then say, okay, i was trying to get more business, why wouldn't it be open? so it comes down to why he would lie a second time about this? and it goes to the more provocative theory, which is he's holding something back that implicates the president or maybe the campaign, and he's going to continue to hold that back because ultimately what he wants is a pardon. that's the only way he gets out of jail. and the really interesting part for me is once they went into court, we now know mueller had to know he was lying because he had to know what he was lying about. >> and it's worth remembering that also present in that august 2nd meeting was rick gates who is also cooperating with mueller. >> right. >> and presumably, at least based on what we've seen so far, is telling the truth as far as
mueller is concerned. so gates will at some point give an account of what went on at that cigar bar meeting and that will help clarify at least to the extent we can what went on there. >> and more than likely it came from gates. but what manafort is so desperate to go in and tell a second round of lies knowing that without a pardon he'll spend the rest of his life in jail, mueller knows about it and he knows the circumstances, he knows why he lied, he knows what he lied about, and what the underlying lie was based on. and, you know, we're just going to have to wait and see. >> there's so much we're waiting to find out. but what we do know is paul manafort is not the only one who lied, right? he's not the only one who lied about contacts or connections with the russians. we have michael flynn, michael cohen, george papadopoulos. that alone, jeff, you look at -- and it races the question ises so many people felt the need to lie about their russian
contacts. >> jared kushner had to revise his statements about russia, jeff session who's was on the campaign later the attorney general he had to represent advise his statements about russia. so it is -- it's just extraordinary the number of people who lied, withheld information about this one subject. the one reason people lie is that they knew they were doing something wrong so they lie about it. >> i do want to read, the "washington post" has done reporting even before the judge ruled that manafort lied about this, "the washington post" had done some reporting about this meeting what went on behind closed doors. let me read you some of that reporting. it was at that meeting the prosecutors believe man for the and kilimnik may have exchanged key information relevant to russia and trump's presidential bid. one subject the men discussed was proposed resolution to the conflict over ukraine, an issue of great interest to the russian government. >> and this is -- this is a key piece of information here, because this is also what michael flynn was talk to the russia ambassador about.
this was top mind for russia where they thought they had a friendly ear to get these sanctions lifted. so this is something very tangible that the russians wanted that where they thought they had allies. i think there's a larger point. the lying, the fact that there's accumulating evidence here about cooperation or at least a connection to russia and about critical things that russia cared about between trump officials and russian officials when we have a president of the united states who is saying on a near daily basis, this is all made up, that it's all a hoax, that it's all make believe, that's impossible to believe. there's circumstantial evidence of that puts all of these people together on the very subject that is core to this question. was there interference? and was there cooperation? >> and this was also, this period june, july, august, when the republican national committee platform changed. >> yes. >> in a more pro-russian direction. so, you know, it's not one piece of evidence. all the dots point in the
direction of some sort of agreement between the trump campaign and pro-russian interests. >> is any of that illegal? >> certainly not changing the platform. but -- >> it's hard to know. >> it's hard to know. >> so if you have an agreement with a foreign policy powwer du campaign to lift sanctions, that's not a violation -- it's not like iran-contra and funneling money to support the contras. but it would be distasteful to see you had that level of cooperation with a campaign on that issue. >> right. and, you know, it is worth noting the evolution of the trump position on all these contacts. first position was there were no contacts. >> right. >> then there was no collusion. now it's, well, there was no collusion by donald trump himself. and that has been -- not been proven yet where are that there has been no proof of collusion
by donald trump himself. but that's a considerable evolution of the position of, you know, trump's defenders over the years. >> but if you look at so many people lying about the same subject. >> yeah. >> russia, that implies strongly implies that this was an organized effort. >> right. >> he did not have seven people randomly just happening to have these conversations with russia. and if it is an organized effort, that then raises the possibility that the campaign was organized around this, it was part of the campaign. >> right. >> and the president's the head of that campaign. >> right. >> now, could he have been ignorant of all of this? perhaps. but we have so many cases and incidents now where during the campaign he said pro-russia things. >> right. >> he said please hack the e-mails. and then has he became president. so i think it is really significant, you know, if you look at any one of these people and say they lied, you can think, oh, they just -- but when you have seven, eight, nine people lying about the same thing, you know, that's -- that
feels like organized crime. >> right. >> and he was also during this period negotiating to build a tower. >> yeah. >> in moscow. i mean, that, you know, that gives a financial motive as well as a political motive to ingratiate himself with the russians. >> this will be a big area for house democrats. they want to keep pushing on the idea of some kind of financial relationship between the trump business and russia. and so -- but agree with you. this is a point of either did the candidate know or should he have known? how do you insulate yourself from something building? >> all right, guys, stand by if you will for a moment here because we are getting some fresh sound. former deputy fbi director andy mccabe is speaking for the first time. i don't think i've ever heard his voice since he was fired from the fbi essentially. and he is now explaining why he was involved with launching this counterintelligence investigation into the president that we now have learned from the "new york times" happened.
he just talked to cbs moments ago. let's listen to what mccabe said. >> i was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency. >> okay. so that -- that in and of itself perhaps not satisfying for an explanation there. but what i understand he told scott pelly was that he feared after comey was gone that he would be fired in order to, again, stop various investigations into russia. so before he left, in the control room has heard more of this interview and correct me if i'm wrong, before he thought he was going to be fired just after comey was, mccabe wanted to make sure that things had begun, things were starting to make sure that an investigation would continue. >> it makes sense because just in the nature of the
bureaucracy, you know, once you start an investigation, it's hard to stop it even if individuals leave. and that is the response of a serious investigator but also someone who knows how the fbi bureaucracy works by putting something in motion that would outlast him. as, in fact, it did because did he get fired and the russia investigation continued. >> he said wanted to put russia case on solid ground in case i was fired. that case could not be closed or vanished in the night. wanted to make sure our case was on solid ground. >> and noting too of course when scott asked him how long was it after that you decided to start the obstruction, the counterintel investigation, very clear, it was the next day for those exact reasons. >> it was clear it was his view and the view of many that the president fired comey, to listen to the president, he didn't like how the russia investigation was going. so mccabe obviously had to worry about the future of that investigation. >> and we know from the excerpts of the book that i think the
guardian had that he was very clear that rosenstein was forced to write the memo. he didn't want to write the memo, but did he it because he was ordered by the president. i mean, all of this does have echos of watergate when, you know, on the saturday night massacre, you know, the people who were doing the investigation realized, wait, they may take all this evidence and they took it with them and they took it out of the offices so it could be preserved. you know, you look at what they've done and now you hear from mccabe, you've heard from comey. we'll eventually hear from rosenstein as he leaves the department of justice, and i think you're going to find similar efforts to shut this down. >> but do you think, then, that this gives some fodder to those who have argued this was all a setup by andy mccabe and james comey to get a special counsel here? mccabe is saying did he this to make sure that an investigation continued. he was the impetus here. >> well, that's because he thought he saw that you there might be crimes and there might
be counterintelligence issues, that russian influence was so significant that he thought an investigation was merited. now, you can argue that that was something -- yes, it is true that it was mccabe who -- who apparently initiated the formal investigation. but the question is, you know, were his motives legitimate? that is law enforcement, counterintelligence-based, or was it political? remember the thing that the president has always been saying is that mccabe's wife was running for the state senate in virginia as a democrat supported by terra mccolonel live who's alive with hillary clinton, that's been one of the bill of particulars for mccabe since the very beginning. doesn't seem credible to me but it's important to put it out there because that's what the president says. >> also remember this piece of it too is going to be so important that we're unlikely to see an obstruction charge. but if, as part of a final report mueller were to make a case that the president
obstructed justice and that would be in a report to congress, be very interesting to see how likely incoming attorney general bill barr views all of this and he as someone with a lot of experience and integrity says this was interference in an investigation. >> that's a good curtain raiser next week when we have a new attorney general and what he will do with this case. stand by for that. thank you for helping us understand this news we just got during that last segment. will president president trump sign a spending bill with limited border security money? will he do so to prevent another government shutdown in the republican who was on the negotiating team with this deal joins us next. sometimes, bipolar i disorder can make you feel like you have no limits. but mania, such as unusual changes in your mood, activity or energy levels, can leave you on... shaky ground. help take control by asking your healthcare provider about vraylar. vraylar treats acute mania
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the senate and house are expected to pass a bipartisan spending bill today to fund the government and allocate about 1.4 billion dollarstor border security fencing. white house officials tell cnn president trump is expected to silent bill each though it does not give any money for a wall, per se, and it's much less man than he'd been calling for before. joining us now is republican
senator who was selected to negotiate a bipartisan deal. congratulations on producing something in a moment of bipartisanship ninkt we should always note that in this day and age. make your best case to your colleagues, some of whom may be on the fence here, no pun intended, that this is a deal worth supporting. >> well, i think at first in terms of the wall i think it's significant. it's 55 new miles of wall, it's the most new miles of wall that the border patrol has ever gotten in any kind an appropriations. it's the great down payment for the president's longer term plan. but also it has significant resources for more border agents and also more customs agents which are important in terms of, you know, secure the border along with massive increases in technology. so i see it as a three-legged stool. i think it provide the border security and i think that we should move forward with this because it puts us on a track for significant improvements. >> now, you keep calling it a
wall. in fact, the legislation itself here specifically says it can't be a concrete wall or i believe the steel slats the president was calling for, but it can be fencing. does that matter? >> you know, i would like to correct there. i do believe it can be the steel slats that the president talks about because that is actually the design that's preferred by the cbp. we've been making the argument all along that we need to let the professionals tell us what the design is better. so in my few it's semantics on fencing wall, it's a preventative barrier and that's the significant issue here. >> so this is where we are, about $1.4 billion. there was about $1.6 billion on the table for border security in december and then the president decided to move toward the government shutdown for 35 days. republican congressman chris stewart of utah had had to say about the impact of the shutdown. listen. >> in hindsight it didn't help us. you just have to ignore reality to say anything different. it didn't help us.
the deal we ended up with now is worse than we had before the shutdown. >> it didn't help us, the deal that we have is worse than the one before the shutdown. your response. >> well, i would make the case in any -- in any -- whoever the president is in any environment, a government shutdown's never going to help. it hurts people, it erodes the faith and trust our constituents and our ability to get our job done and for the president to lead. so maybe burned once here badly, i believe, led to us, i think, a very good compromise that, again, gives the president the ability to move forward with the plan that the professionals have told us they want and need at the border. >> so the president has made the case that he will find additional money from somewhere. do you know where he's speaking of? >> well, i think, you know, from all reports i think what he's looking at is some money within the department of defense that deals with the ability to create
fencing, to slow the flow of narcotics. we know that narcotics are coming across the border. i'm from west virginia, the flow of fentanyl and heroin is very, very harmful to my -- to our region and certainly our entire country. i think that is one of the things he's look at. i think also -- i don't know if he's going to try to make the case that there are other national security issues involved here. i think we'll have to let him make those decisions as we move forward. >> just one point, i know you know this because i've heard you speak about this. most of the drugs come through the legal ports of entry, not something that would necessarily be affected by the wall. there is maybe new technology that would prevent the drugs coming in from those legal ports of entry. so i know people on both sides who think that's a positive. in terms of declaring a national emergency, maybe the president can get more money if he declared an emergency. is some that something you would support? >> think he needs to tread
lightly. i think he's gotten a fair amount of pushback here on capitol hill about the precedent that would be set if he declared a national emergency. not so much in terms of the way he would frame if with the immigration issue. however, what could be characterized as a national emergency in the future. i mean, i put myself in that category. but i do put myself in the category of realizing that we have an evergrowing problem here that we need to get a handle on. wind say in terms of the drugs, they just had a drug pubust awa from the port of entry that's pretty significant. >> it was a huge bust that was at a legal port of entry. >> that was not. >> you're not talking about the one the president was talking about the other day? >> no. >> but as i was saying before, most of the drugs come through the legal port of entry. >> all right. >> the house voted yesterday to end support for the saudi -- end u.s. support for the saudi war in yemen. this is a vote that will come before the senate and soon. how will you vote on that?
>> we had a similar vote in december in the senate and i believe that, you know, i voted against it. i think that we need to give respect and due diligence to our military to make those decisions. i believe that we have -- that the military has shrunk the presence of their -- from the refueling, they're no longer refueling, et cetera. i do believe that there's a humanitarian crisis going on here in yemen and i think that we need to be as diligent as we are all around the world to try to disrupt the massive loss of life that's occurring there. >> senator capito from west virginia, thank you for being with us. thanks for the work you did behind closed doors here. i know working in a bipartisan deal in this environment isn't the easiest thing but you produced something that both chambers will vote on today. >> i'm very pleased with it. thank you. democrats on the house judiciary committee raising eyebrows with some of their new hires. the case two lawyers made in
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mccabe has just broken his silence about why he ordered an investigation into president trump. here is what he told cbs's scott pelly. >> i was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency. and won the election for the presidency. and who might have done so with the aid of the government of russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. and that troubled me greatly. >> how long after that was it that you decided to start the obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president? >> i think the next day i met with the team investigating the russia cases and i asked the team to go back and conduct an assessment to determine where are we with these efforts and what steps do we need to take going forward? i was very concerned that i was able to put the russia case on
absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were i removed quickly or reassigned, fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace. i wanted to make sure that our case was on solid ground and if somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away dpr it, th from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they made that decision. >> join us now, i know you were able to listen to that sound which cbs just released. the fact that andy mccabe said he was concerned and wanted the russia case on solid ground so it couldn't vanish without a trace, what's your reaction? >> good morning. it's not surprising to me that day after day we keep getting more and more information as to allegations of corruption by
this administration, ethics complaints, and russian meddling in our 2016 election. so it doesn't surprise me. i can tell you that we are now performing what we were elected to do here in congress, which is our job of oversight. that's our constitutional duty especially sitting in the judiciary committee, and we are taking all of this information very seriously. but at this point all i can tell you is i just heard that sound bite right now is we are trying to get all the facts and then take action and do whatever we need to do as we get all of that information in. >> we're also learning in that interview of that scott pelly telling us there were meetings according to andrew mccabe about the 25th amendment, about removing the president, that cabinet members were not asked whether they would vote for or against removing the president but there was speculation. and he also went on to say that we had heard about deputy attorney rod rosenstein and conversations about possibly wearing a wire of the course
that was then said to be a sarcastic remark, it didn't happen. mccabe is saying in the interview that it came up more than once and it was so serious that he took it to lawyers in the fbi to discuss it. there's a lot in there as well. >> i can tell you that i don't have he in those details right now in front me so i really can't comment on it. but being a member of the judiciary committee, we are staffing, we're getting the appropriate staff. you may have heard that we've hired two of the most eminent lawyers that investigate corruption, ethics, obstruction, i have the names here because i forget. barry burke and iceson. so we are getting ready. we have several meetings coming up to see who we need to bring in for hearings. we are going to bring back whittaker for an additional hearing. so we -- we're trying to get all the facts. that's as much as i can say
right now with the information that i have. >> well, in terms of those hires that you just mentioned, of course, if we look at part of what was written up, this really made a lot of people sit up and pay attention because of what they wrote specifically noting i'm going to call this up here, this is pso 3 for our folks in the control room. our review of facts and the law leads us to the view that the president likely obstructed justice. a conclusion even more strongly supported by the evidence now than it was last fall. it is impossible to nor those words as you're bringing on these attorneys. so what specifically are you hoping that they focus on and is there going to be more talk of impeachment proceedings? >> look, we saw what happened over the past two years, republicans had absolutely no oversight. they were provide nothing checks and balances to this administration. we are now in the majority, democrats are sitting in -- a lot of us are sitting in the judiciary committee so we're take our jobs extremely seriously. hires of these attorneys are
just showing that we are getting the staff that we need as we proceed in the next year or so as we get the hopefully the mueller investigation. once that is completed we'll get all those facts to the judiciary committee. so at this point it's just make sure that weapon have t have th that we need to do the oversight thashs we were elect dodd. >> i want to get your reflection on the somber anniversary of what happened in parkland. 17 lives cut short in the say direct not far from your own, of course. we know yesterday the background checks bill, that was an important step forward for you. i know how important this is to you personally as well. where are your thoughts on this day? >> it was -- i can tell you that yesterday we felt the parkland families with us, we had a huge group of moms in action there, the entire day. it took ten hours for us to be able to pass hr-8, the universal
background check through committee because the republicans in our committee were making it very difficult. they were using all sorts of delay tactics to make it very difficult for to us pass through the committee. and we were very determined that on the eve of this day, of this very difficult day in parkland, that we were going to get that done. and we did and there were many tears, louisiana i can ucy mcbee had done our part and kept our promises that we were not going to stop until we passed common sense gun reform. this was done for the parents in parkland there are was done for patricia and manny oliver, for fred guttenberg, for all the parents that today are going through a very difficult day. and we cannot forget, because of the lives of the kids that were in that school, the parents, they're never going to be the same. and people like me and lucy who
have gone through that understand that pain. our lives change and it changes foir foreve forever. it is now our job now that we've been elected to make sure that we listen to these young adults, to the families, and to work to do what we have to do in congress so that we can avoid any other mass shootings. and i just want to say one thing, for all the skeptics, yes, universal background check may not avoid every single mass shooting. but, if we can save just one life passing this bill, then that is what we are going to do right here in this congress. >> appreciate your time today, congresswoman. thank you. >> thank you, erica. >> john. a mother's pain captured in a heartbreaking letter she wrote to her daughter one year after she was killed in the parkland massacre. she joins us next.
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last time i am say you have. like many 14-year-old girls you wantd valentine and were disappointed you didn't have one. high school love is magic. i wanted that for you. as i remember you grief washes over me but that grief emboldens me to fight for change. i wish i could take all the bullets for you. it's been a year since saw you, you in that black and white dress, those converse on your feet and that smile. i'll never forget that smile, it feels like yesterday. i just want you back. joining me now is lori, a member of the broward county school board, founder of make our schools safe. lori, thank you very much for being with us this morning. i know it cannot be an easy day for you. thank you also for writing that letter, which i think puts so much in perspective for so many of us. can you tell us why you decided to write that letter? >> on 2/14 elisa's voice was
silenced. and i'm hear now trying to be her voice. and i wrote that letter to express my love toward elisa, to tell elisa what this year has been like and to honor alace. >> alace. >> it was yun year ago today. i can't imagine what it's like to be where you are this morning. what did it feel like when you woke up today? >> you know, it felt like any other day, but this day is one year ago when she was brutally shot down and taken from our hearts. and it is very painful, but i continue to be her voice and fight for her and fight for change. >> and in so many ways she has emboldened you and in so many other ways you've learned so in many things this last year, including about her. tell us about that, because one of the lines in the letter that jumped out to me, was that you learned over the last year that she once jumped off a bridge by
the beach. >> yes. so she and her friends went to the deerfield beach and they jumped off a bridge and, you know, she just was a typical teenager and she had such zest for life. and there's a video of it, actually. >> what's it been like to hear those stories over the last 12 months? >> it's painful, but it's also -- knowing that she lived a full life and she made every moment of her life impactful. >> and the girl's soccer team that she played on where are you note that they wear her number 8 but they wear it sideways which of course is the infinity sign. do you see her in that team? do you see her now in parts of your daily life? >> i do. i mean, she is being remembered everywhere. her name is everywhere, her picture receiver wheis everywhe.
the kids are living for her and they're playing for eight. >> and what would you want people to know most about her one year later? >> she was a talented soccer player, she had such zest for life, she was beautiful, she loved the beach. she loved being with her friends and i just want her friends to live for her and since her voice was silenced on 2/14 that just live your life to the fullest. >> she is speaking through you. what does that say on your arm? >> it says live for alissa. it's a tattoo. >> live for alyssa, a tattoo. and you make clear that's what you're doing. you write in the letter there are things i do in your memory that i never thought i could or would ever do. like what? >> so shortly after 2/14 i
started a nonprofit organization, make our schools safe. and our mission is to make schools safe for all kids in all schools. and they can do that through starting a dream team club in their school anywhere around the country. and they could be a voice for school safety at their school and meet the needs of their school specifically. also, i ran for the broward county school board and i won and i am making a direct impact and change here in broward county. >> >> and also last week governor murphy signed the alyssa law in new jersey which requires every school to have a panic button so we can get law enforcement on the scene as quickly as possible to take down the threat and ems to come to triage the victims. i'm working here in florida with senator lauren book to get th y law passed in florida. it's a school safety measure
that we can pass anywhere around the country, the alyssa law. i would love to see it being passed in every state. >> you're making changes not just in broward country but around the country. as part of your work you don't address gun safety and gun control. that was a choice. why did you make that choice? >> you know, john, it becomes too polarizing. people go to the right, the left and forget about making schools safe. so that's why my focus is school safety. i think republicans, democrats, we can all agree that when we send our kids to school they need to be safe. >> one year ago after your daughter was murdered, you made a very emotional plea to president trump. you said on our air, president trump, please do something. what has he done, do you feel, in the last year, and is it
enough? >> so i met with president trump a few weeks ago. he came out with his school safety assessment report. that has different recommendations for schools to implement around the country. it's a start. we also need money to back up the recommendations to implement them into our schools. >> i want to go back to the letter. the last two lines are, i just want you back, and love forever. i think as a parent, as anybody, those are hard for me to read. i want to focus on the last two words there. love forever. what does that mean to you? >> i will love you, alyssa, forever. you are forever in my heart. i just want you back. >> lori, i know she would be proud of you and the work you have done over the last year.
>> thank you. >> thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you, john. >> thank you for sharing memories of your daughter. i really appreciate it. we'll be right back. >> thank you. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? great tasting, heart-healthy california walnuts. so simple, so good. get the recipes at walnuts.org.
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paycheck to paycheck. a record number are behind on their car payments. more than 7 million car loans were at least 90 days past due. the growing number of distressed borrows suggests not all americans have benefitted from the strong labor market. americans have more loans out now than any other time. too many loans and not enough savings. bank rate found 40% of americans have enough savings to pay a $1,000 emergency expense. breaking, the end of the super jumbo jet. airbus will stop delivering a-380s in 2021 after its key customer emirates slashed orders for the jetliner. the a-380 failed to deliver on big expectations. it's delivered less than a quarter of the 1,200 jets it predicted it would sell when it introduced the double decker.
emirates is buying 70 smaller jets. >> the planes are cool. having been on one it's cool to be on the top level but not efficient economically. thank you very much, romans. a revealing interview with fired fbi deputy director. what andrew mccabe said happened behind closed doors after james comey was fired. this is new and significant. let's get to the breaking news. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning. welcome to your "new day," thursday, february 14, 8:00 in the east. erica hill is with me. we begin with breaking news. andrew mccabe, the fired fbi deputy director -- temporarily the acting director after james comey was fired by the president. mccabe is speaking out for the first time . in a new interview with "60 minutes" mccabe talks about
meeting with trump and why he launched an obstruction of justice and counter intelligence investigation into the president. >> i was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency and who might have done so with the aid of the government of russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. that was something that troubled me greatly. >> how long was it after that that you decided to start the obstruction of justice and counter intelligence investigations regarding the president? >> the next day i met with the team investigating the russia cases. i asked the team to go back ambassador conduct an assessment to determine where are we with the efforts and what steps do we need to take going forward? i was very concerned that i was able to put the russia case on
absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were i removed quickly, reassigned or fired that the case could not be closed or would vanish in the night without a trace. i wanted to make sure our case was on solid ground and if someone came in, closed it, tried to walk away from it they would not be able to do it without making a record of why they made that decision. >> this comes as a federal judge ruled paul manafort's plea agreement with the special counsel is null and void because the former trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury about his contacts with russia. >> joining us, david gregory, fo mia love and jeffrey toobin, cnn's chief legal analyst. jeffrey, this is the first time we have heard from andrew mccabe. this is really the first time we have heard from someone