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former trump lawyer michael cohen testifies for the first time just hours from now. and democratic controlled house votes today on overturning president trump's national emergency declaration for the border. north korea's kim jung-un already in vietnam with president trump arriving soon for their high stakes summit. and a veteran journalist and his crew freed after being held against their will in venezuela. wait until you hear why.
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so much for free press. welcome to "early start." >> it is tuesday, february 26, 4:00 a.m. here in the east, 4:00 p.m. in hanoi. and we start in the nation's capital where in a matter of hours, michael cohen begins three days evof potentially explosive testimony and what he says could redefine the trump presidency. the first stop, an appearance before the senate intelligence committee this morning. this one will take place behind closed doors. cohen was sentenced in december to three years in prison for crimes that include lying to congress. the president's son don jr. appearing on fox news to drive home the point ahead of cohen's testimony. >> you got a president trying to deal with a major world issue and to try to distract or whatever it is by bringing in a convicted felon and known liar?
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i mean it is pretty pathetic. >> andrew mccabe does not see it that way. he tells cnns perspective of the president's former fixer could be critical. >> i think mr. cohen has been in a position to have heard conversations and seen actions taken and maybe be able to provide that sort of insider's view on what the intent of the the folks at the center of this investigation truly was. >> republicans sure to take don jr.'s lead and hammer cohen on credit abili credibility. here's what he said back in december. >> the man doesn't tell the truth. and it is sad that i should take responsibility for his dirty deeds. i will not be the villain of his story. >> a critical week on capitol hill for cohen. more now from pamela brown. >> reporter: good morning. this is certainly a high stakes week for president trump.
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not only because of the second summit with north korea in vietnam, but also because the former fixer and attorney michael cohen is meeting with three committees both privately and publicly. today he will meet with the senate intelligence committee behind closed doors, but this of course is public testimony in front of the house oversight committee that is garnering the most attention and anticipation. michael cohen is expected to talk about a breadth of issues related to president trump, personal dealings, business dealings out side of the russia scope. whether the president broke any laws, any tax laws, conflicts of interests, the payments to the two women during the election that michael cohen pleaded guilty to in the campaign finance violation. there are several areas that lawmakers plan on delving in it. now expect republicans to go after michael cohen and his credibility, but no doubt about it, michael cohen is one of donald trump's closest aides, that will be testifying on capitol hill.
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now, it is true that donald trump has of course distanced himself from michael cohen since he pleaded guilty, but that doesn't mean that he won't offer some interesting new information that lawmakers will be asking him about. now, what will be interesting to see is whether he provides documentation to corroborate some of what he says. of course he said previously that the president directed him to pay off those two women during the election. so that is something else to look out for. but certainly there is a lot of anticipation to hear from michael cohen on capitol hill this week. back to you. >> pamela brown, thanks. rod rosenstein appears to be suggesting that the justice department may not be completely transparent with robert mueller's report. he man a appearance last night at an event hosted by the center for strategic and international studies. he offered no time line for the russian report and cautioned the audience about doj policy. >> it is a knee jerk reaction to
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suggest that we should be transparent about what we do, but there are a lot of reasons not to be trance part. just because the government collects information, didn't mean that it can be accurate and it can be manages leading if you are overly transparent about information that the government collects. so if we aren't prepared to prove our case beyond reasonable doubt in court, we have no business making allegations against american citizens. >> adam schiff firing back saying this double standard won't cut it. for two years i sounded the alarm about the doj's deviation from just that principle as it turned over hundreds of thousands of pages in closed or on going investigations. i warn that doj would need to live by this precedent and it will. schiff seems to be referring to justice department actions during the clinton e-mail investigation. he has subpoenaed -- threatened to subpoena both mueller and the report if it is not released in
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full. house democrats showdown with president over his emergency declaration comes to a head today. it is all but certain to pass blocking one of the president's main tools for funding construction of his border wall. from there the resolution of disapproval will go to the republican controlled senate where its fate is far from certain. sunlen serfaty has more from th first step. they will be voting to try to block the national emergency declaration to get his border wall. there will be no drama in the house. that will sail right through. they will send to the senate and that is where there is a big test for senate republicans. many of whom have been very openly critical of this move by president trump, the question is will they vote against it, will they defy president trump. house democrats rallying support last night on capitol hill for them to do so. >> there have been many
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senators, democrats and also conservative republicans, who have sounded the alarm about president trump's declaration. i hope that they will vote their conscience, that they for a moment will put the country above any worry of their own political concerns or futures. >> reporter: and if this passes in the house and senate, that will be sent to president trump's desk for his signature, but he has been very clear in advance of all this that he intends to veto it. >> will i veto it? 100%. and i don't think it survives. we have too many smart people that want border security. so i can't imagine it could survive the veto, but i will veto it, yes. >> reporter: if he does, the conversation will quickly turn to if they have enough votes on capitol hill to override that veto. christine and dave. at least one republican senator plans to vote against the manational emergency.
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thom tillis says he fairs border security, but he worry hes that the president has overreached. he writes, as a conservative, i cannot endorse a president that i know future left wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms. in a few hours president trump lands in vietnam for a second summit with kim jung-un. the north korean dictator arrived in a heavily armed train, his preferred mode of travel. the two leaders planning to build on their first meeting and their agreement to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. michelle company zikocompan cans live in hanoi. >> reporter: everybody has arrived. those are the develops. it is interesting to see kim jung-un come by that train that
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he likes to travel on whenever possible. the red carpet treatment that he got, everyone there to greet him, the pomp and circumstance. he always seems very happy to get that kind of reception. but of course this visit had to be with at least some drama. and everyone before t and even before the meetings started with president trump, there was some strange drama. the hotel where he was staying for days had been rumored to be the same hotel where the white house press corps was supposed to stay. so you can see how that would be a big clashing of interests. and sure enough at the last minute, the white house press corps was told by the vietnamese government that they had to pack up and leave. and this is not just a group of journalists staying there. this is where they have their live shots set up with tons of equipment. this is where they have a filing center and place to do briefings if necessary. i mean this is a setup that takes days to prepare for.
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and all of a sudden the white house press is told it needs to move to a different hotel to accommodate kim jung-un and his entourage. so that was a big inconvenience and a big deal at least for the press. so right now everybody is in position and just waiting for these meetings to start later on today with a dinner between kim jung-un and president trump. >> a small intimate dinner with a couple aides each and trance laters of course. we'll see if word comes out that the two are still in love as the president said. michelle, thank you so much. latest in the catholic church abuse scandal, lawyers for cardinal george pell appealing his conviction. pell was quiblgconvicted of sex assaulting two choir boys. the guilty verdict remained
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sealed until monday. the vatican treasurer is the highest ranking member of the church to be found guilty of child sex offenses. pell will attend a sentencing hearing on wednesday. warren buffett already knows which billionaire he likes for president. monday he said that he would get behind michael bloomberg. >> i think he would be a very good president. he and i disagree on some things, but i think that he knows how to run things. >> bloomberg has not declared that he is running for office in 2020. a person familiar with his plan says the former mayor will not decide whether to run until march at the earliest. bloomberg was elected as a republican but is now a democrat. buffett says the businessman has the right priorities. >> i think that he has the wright goal for america, he understands people and the market system and the problems
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that go into the market system. i would have no trouble being for him. >> one billionaire buffett would not support, howard schultz who also has not declared if he is running for president in 2020. but the entire exchange had a lot of people equipping that big billionaire prefers another billionaire over a smaller billionaire for president, only in america. >> against the billionaire who is currently president as well. wow. a tv anch helchor held agais will in venezuela is now free. >> and the tweet that may have gotten elon musk in trouble again. aaaah! nooooo... nooooo... nooooo... quick, the quicker picker upper! bounty picks up messes quicker
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including jorge ramos where there to interview madunicolas madu maduro. nicolas maduro didn't like the line of questioning, he stopped the interview shortly after it began and government aides confiscated the news team's equipment. ramos reported the incident buts the phone was taken away in the middle of the call. the government had set up multiple interviews during the country's deepening crisis. >> and nicolas maduro refusing to resign despite international president. in a new interview, maduro accuses the trump administration of trying to provoke a awar to seize his country's huge oil reserves. >> translator: the united states wants venezuela's oil and they are willing to go to war for that oil. everything that the united states government has done has been condemned. they are trying to fabricate a
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former trump lawyer michael cohen testifies for the first time just hours from now. and democratic controlled house votes today on overturning president trump's national emergency declaration for the border. north korea's kim jung-un already in vietnam with president trump arriving soon for their high stakes summit. and a veteran journalist and his crew freed after being held against their will in venezuela. wait until you hear why. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans. a busy week. nice that you're up early for us. 31 past the hour. in a matter of hours michael cohen begins three days of potentially explosive testimony on capitol hill and what he says could redefine the trump presidency. the first stop, an appearance before the senate intelligence committee this morning. this one will take place behind
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closed doors. cohen was sentenced in december to three years in prison for crimes that include lying to congress. the president's son don jr. appearing on fox news to drive home the point ahead of cohen's testimony. >> you got a president trying to deal with a major world issue and to try to distract or whatever it is by bringing in a convicted felon and known liar? i mean it is pretty pathetic. >> andrew mccabe does not see it that way. he tells cnn the perspective of the president's former fixer could be critical. >> i think mr. cohen has been in a position to have heard conversations and seen actions taken and maybe be able to provide that sort of insider's view on what the intent of the folks at the center of this investigation truly was. >> republicans sure to take don jr.'s lead and hammer cohen on
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credibility. here's what he said back in december. >> the man doesn't tell the truth. and it is sad that i should take responsibility for his dirty deeds. i will not be the villain of his story. >> a critical week on capitol hill for cohen. more now from pamela brown. >> reporter: good morning. this is certainly a high stakes week for president trump. not only because of the second summit with north korea in vietnam, but also because the former fixer and attorney michael cohen is meeting with three committees both privately and publicly. today he will meet with the senate intelligence committee behind closed doors, but this of course is public testimony in front of the house oversight committee that is garnering the most attention and anticipation. michael cohen is expected to talk about a breadth of issues related to president trump, personal dealings, business
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dealings outside of the russia scope. whether the president broke any laws, any tax laws, conflicts of interests, the payments to the two women during the election that michael cohen pleaded guilty to in the campaign finance violation. there are several areas that lawmakers plan on delving in to. now expect republicans to go after michael cohen and his credibility, but no doubt about it, michael cohen is one of donald trump's closest aides that will be testifying on capitol hill. now, it is true that donald trump has of course distanced himself from michael cohen since he pleaded guilty, but that doesn't mean that he won't offer some interesting new information that lawmakers will be asking him about. now, what will be interesting to see is whether he provides documentation to corroborate some of what he says. of course he said previously that the president directed him to pay off those two women during the election. so that is something else to look out for. but certainly there is a lot of anticipation to hear from michael cohen on capitol hill this week. back to you.
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>> pamela brown, thanks. rod rosenstein appears to be suggesting that the justice department may not be completely transparent with robert mueller's report. he made an appearance last night at an event hosted by the center for strategic and international studies. he offered no time line for the russia report and cautioned the audience about doj policy. >> it is a knee jerk reaction to suggest that we should be transparent about what we do, but there are a lot of reasons not to be transparent. just because the government collects information, didn't mean that it can be accurate and it can be misleading if you are overly transparent about information that the government collects. so if we aren't prepared to prove our case beyond reasonable doubt in court, we have no
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business making allegations against american citizens. >> adam schiff firing back saying this double standard won't cut it. for two years i sounded the alarm about the doj's deviation from just that principle as it turned over hundreds of thousands of pages in closed or ongoing investigations. i warned that doj would need to live by this precedent and it will. schiff seems to be referring to justice department actions during the clinton e-mail investigation. he has threatened to subpoena both mueller and the report if it is not released in full. house democrats showdown with president over his emergency declaration comes to a head today. it is all but certain to pass blocking one of the president's main tools for funding construction of his border wall. from there the resolution of disapproval will go to the republican controlled senate where its fate is far from certain. sunlen serfaty has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning christine and dave. this is just the first step. they will be voting to try to block the national emergency declaration to get his border wall. there will be no drama in the house. that will sail right through.
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they will send it to the senate and that is where there is a big test for senate republicans. many of whom have been very openly critical of this move by president trump, the question is will they vote against it, will they defy president trump. house democrats rallying support last night on capitol hill for them to do so. >> there have been many senators, democrats and also conservative republicans, who have sounded the alarm about president trump's declaration. i hope that they will vote their conscience, that they for a moment will put the country above any worry of their own political concerns or futures. >> reporter: and if this passes in the house and senate, that will be sent to president trump's desk for his signature, but he has been very clear in advance of all this that he intends to veto it. >> will i veto it? 100%. and i don't think it survives. we have too many smart people that want border security.
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so i can't imagine it could survive the veto, but i will veto it, yes. >> reporter: if he does, the conversation will quickly turn to if they have enough votes on capitol hill to override that veto. christine and dave. at least one republican senator plans to vote against the national emergency. thom tillis says he favors border security, but he worries that the president has overreached. he writes, as a conservative, i cannot endorse a president that i know future left wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms. susan collins and lisa murkowski have indicated they plan to vote to block the emergency declaration. in a few hours president trump lands in vietnam for a second summit with kim jung-un. the north korean dictator
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arrived in a heavily armed train, his preferred mode of travel. the two leaders planning to build on their first meeting and their agreement to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. michelle kosinski is live in hanoi. michelle, we're hearing less when complete verifiable irreversible denuclearization and now as long as there is no testing it is enough. >> reporter: yeah, that is always a mouthful to say there. that's right, i mean it is a mystery as to what could come out of this. there is lots of talk about this being a stalemate really since the last summit in singapore. north korea has said before it takes a step, it wants to see some corresponding step by the united states. it wants to see the u.s. make some big move before they do anything towards denuclearization. so nobody is expecting to see a big move on the part of north korea, but could they agree to
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something much smaller? and i'm talking incremental. it could be something like the u.s. moves on declaring peace on the korean peninsula. not a peace treaty, not even going that far, but declaring that the war is over. that would be something big. that would be progress. but more symbolic again than anything toward denuclearization. or it could be something like the exchange evof liaison officers. again, that is not openingen an embassy, but a little something that the u.s. gives on the way to seeing north korea take some real step. no one knows exactly what the outcome is. but the u.s. side has said that it is looking for some progress on each of the things that were agreed upon in singapore. and there were four parts to that. as of now, everything is in place. we saw kim jung-un wrif.
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th arrive. that means that the north koreans are really showing up this time. there have been other meet beings where they just didn't show up. but their leader is in place and it just remains for trump to arrive in a couple hours and then tomorrow we should see these two leaders begin their summit. >> a 60 plus hour train ride for kim jung-un. michelle kosinsk, thank you. bernie sanders praising president trump last night. listen to sanders respond to wolf blitzer's question about the wisdom of president trump's upcoming summit with the leader of north korea. >> nuclear weapons in the hands of a brutal irresponsible dictator is a bad idea. and if trump can succeed in fact through face-to-face meetings with kim jung-un and rid that country of nuclear weapons, that is a very good thing. >> sanders campaign by the way says it has raised $10 million
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in donations since announcing his candidacy. president trump slashing senate democrats for blocking a republican sponsored abortion bill. the bill would punish any doctor who fails to provide medical care for a child born alive after an attempted abortion. democrats filibuster denied the measure, the 60 votes needed for a final vote. the president tweeted apparently from air force one that the democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don't mind executing babies after birth. this will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of congress. lawyers for card that will george pell are appealing his conviction on child sexual abuse charges. pell was convicted of sexually assaulting two choir boys 22 years ago in melbourne. anna corinne is live with the latest. and because of the laws of
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australia, so much of this was kept under wraps and now we're learning more. >> reporter: that's right. this has been kept under wrap, we've been sitting on will stthy the last two months due to a suppression order like a gag order in the united states. there was supposed to be a second trial and that today collapsed and athe world now knows that chorngeorge pell is pedophile. the australian cardinal is the vatican treasurer, number three in the holy see and has been a close adviser to pope francis. and he was found guilty by a jury of 12 australians unanim s unanimously, guilty of sexually abusing children back in 1996 when he was archbishop of melbourne. these two choir boys, one of them gave testimony saying george pell forced him to
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perform oil sral sex on him and assaulted both boys a month later and then groped this choir boy in the cathedral. now, the other choir boy, he died five years ago from a drug overdose. and that is what prompted his friend to go to police and report this abuse. so it was one man's testimony that brought down cardinal george pell. as we know, this is extremely timely considering what has taken place in rome over the weekend, the pope holding this summit on child sexual abuse calling for an all-out battle and describing abusers. and it will be interesting to what he says to george pell. this is somebody who still claims that he is innocent, he has launched an appeal. and this of course is his last night of freedom. tomorrow morning he will arrive here, he will walk through the
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doors of melbourne county court, and then he will be remanded and taken to prison. so tonight he is enjoying his last night of freedom. >> an unbelievable fall. thank you so much for that, anna coren. back here at home, more than two dozen priests in iowa are accused of sexually abusing children. the sioux city diocese publishing the name of 28 priests. church officials say the alleged abuse goes back as far as 1948, the latest case in 1995. the priests have not been charged or quirkconvicted. generation debt. millennials have the most debt in more than a decade. debt topped a trillion dollars at the end of last year. the federal reserve says that is the highest debt exposure for millennials since the financial crisis. bloomberg reports the under 35
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crowd is spending less because of weakened job prospects, waiting to get married and educational debt. student loans the biggest chunk of that trillion dollar followed by mortgage debt. mortgage debt makes up the vast majority of overall consumer debt, but student loan debt is growing the fastest. bloomberg reports since 2009 mortgage debt increased 3.2% while student loan debt glgrew . ahead, a tv anchor held against his will in venezuela is now free. what happened tounivision's jorge ramos. and the tweet that may have landed elon musk in trouble again. quick, the quicker picker upper! bounty picks up messes quicker and is 2x more absorbent. bounty, the quicker picker upper.
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a team of univision journalists has been released after they were detained briefly in venezuela. the network says the crew of six
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including jorge ramos were there to interview nicolas maduro. nicolas maduro didn't like the line of questioning, he stopped the interview shortly after it began and government aides confiscated the news team's equipment. ramos reported the incident but the phone was taken away in the middle of the call. the government had set up multiple interviews during the country's deepening crisis. president trump announcing the u.s. has recovered danny birch, an american citizen held hostage in yemen for the last year and a half. the "new york times" reports that birch, an oil worker, had spent years for working for an oil company when he was abducted in 2017. iran aligned houthi forces were behind his kidnapping. birch was freed last week. mike pompeo says he has been reunited with his family. the security exchanges
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commission is asking a federal judge to hold elon musk in con tempt. the s.e.c. accuses musk of violating a settlement deal reached last year after the aborted bid to take the company private. regulators say that musk last week published inaccurate and material information about tesla protection to his more than 24 million twitter followers and that he didn't ask for or receive company approval before publishing his tweet as had been stipulated. steaks la tweeted that they made zero cars in 2011. hours later he said that the company will actually deliver just 400,000 cars this year. and they say that he didn't ask for or receive company approval before publishing the tweet. tesla agreed to establish a committee to overs sesocial med posts. >> you are a public company. you take money from mom and pop investors.
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deal, the president optimistic. >> we'll have a signing summit which is even better. so hopefully we can get that completed. but we're getting very, very close. >> take a look at wall street futures, you can see they are down just a little bit. markets ended at session low as enthusiasm waned about the trade talks with china and the progress started to fades. the dow closed up about 60 points giving back most of all of an early rally of 2010 points. s&p 500 and nasdaq both closed up slightly. but the president took a victory lap. take a look at stocks this year. the dow up almost 12%. this has been a fantastic year. the president saying look at how well things have gone since i was elected. he is right on that, but it has not been a straight line up by no certainty. oil prices fell after president trump blamed opec for too high prices. the president tweeted the oil price is getting too high, opec relax and take it easy, the world cannot take a price hike. crude fell to $55.48 a barrel.
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the tweet came two months after opec and other nonmember producers including russia agreed to cut production to reduce global glut. fo crude prices have risen about 20% since that agreement. victoria secret getting competition from target. target has launched a new practice and underwear brand, bras will cost $22 and under. it is attempting to woo customers weary of the push up bras and super model skinny girl image. the marketing campaign feature women in all different shapes and sizes. victoria secret still the biggest player in the lingerie business, but it is struggling. it has lost 3.8 million customers over the past two years to rivals like amazon and arie. and there are so many different choices online -- >> seems the real competition.
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"early start" continues with the latest on summit two live from vietnam. critical hours ahead for the trump presidency. michael cohen testifies this morning on capitol hill. and democratic controlled house votes today on overturning president trump's national emergency declaration for the border. north korea's kim jung-un already in vietnam with president trump arriving soon for their high stakes summit. and a veteran journalist and his crew freed after being held against their will in venezuela. wait until you hear why. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, february 26th. michelle kosinsk will be live in hanoi. but in matter of hours michael cohen begins three days of potentially explosive testimony.

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