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reporter from "the washington post," jeffrey toobin and david gregory. is that true that he's speaking publicly about endorsing the mueller probe? >> this is just a very different approach to the investigation that's been taken since he left. he was hired basically to cooperate with the mueller investigation, to turn over documents, facilitate white house officials coming in to agree to be interviewed. ever since emmet flood replaced him, he comes from williams & conley which has a very different approach to investigations which is to fight everything all the time. rudy giuliani came in, led the public offensive against the mueller investigation. that's obviously something that the president is much more comfortable with. the sort of full attack mode rather than the cooperative mode. look, he's still president.
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i guess it worked out okay for him so far. >> it is striking to hear a guy who was leading the white house effort to say, not a witch hunt, not a witch hunt two days after cpac where the president is saying hoax, witch hunt. >> ty cobb, with all respect, was a very fine lawyer. he was replaced. his approach has been replaced. we are now in the total war white house. that's where we are likely to stay for the remainder of the president's term. >> it might be the war has shifted from the white house to now include capitol hill. that's where you come in. you are one of the reporters on "the washington post" lead story into the new house judiciary investigation, some 81 requests for documents from people and entities connected to the president. why so many and how much is too much? you have some interesting perspective inside this piece.
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>> yeah. you talk to jerry nadler, the chairman and the staffers on the panel. their argument is basically that, look, trump for the past two years has gotten away with murder. he's gotten away with a bunch of scandals and controversies that republicans haven't held him accountable for whether it's russia, the trump organization taking money from foreign entities, and that they have a lot of work to do. the big takeaway from yesterday at least from our reporting was that this is so broad in scope that it does bring up a question of strategy. we don't know where the house democrats are going to focus their energy now. i spoke to former watergate counsel who worked on the hill investigating the president way back then. his response was, wow, this is really the kitchen sink strategy. lawyers, you think there is something there. you don't know what it is. you're just going to ask for all
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these documents. that's risky. say the white house does turn over everything and, trust me, they are not planning to do that at this point. they are going to fight it and try to narrow it. but this is a ton of documents. this is so expansive and so broad that it raises questions of what are they going to do, where are they going to go and does this actually hurt their own investigation because they are asking for so much? >> i think you need to draw a distinction between asking for a lot of documents and holding a lot of hearings. i don't think the american people care about document requests. they'll never see that. the question really is what kind of hearings does congress hold? i don't think anyone would argue that the michael cohen hearing was a worthwhile hearing. the question is out of all the 81 people, who gets called before the committee? that's the really hard question that jerry nadler has to answer.
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we'll see. we'll see whether the hearings turn out to be productive or they look like a waste of time, fishing expeditions. >> you're saying it wasn't worthwhile? >> it was. i'm sorry. there were too many negatives in the statement. yes, it was a worthwhile enterprise. >> how do you see it, david gregory? >> i think there will be a focus on tactics. i agree that nobody cares about the documents per se. we're talking about tactics. the white house will love to talk about the tactics. they are asking for everybody under the sun, all of the documents. what are they actually after? to me it raises a question about strategy. whether the investigation is more important to democrats right now than the actual conclusion. whether they are thinking, let's be very cautious about whether we initiate impeachment proceedings against the president until and unless we have republican support and a way forward. let's make the investigation the piece that americans focus on.
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i think the cohen hearings were impactful because of the singular moment of the president's lawyer, someone who said he'd take a bullet for him completely changing and saying we have a bad man as president of the united states who he alleges committed crimes and had the evidence to back it up while he was president of the united states. so there is the oversight piece which is also a political argument which says, look, we know there is an investigation going on by mueller. we'll see what comes to light with an attorney general who isn't saying he'll share the report with the public and with congress. and there are aspects beyond mueller that require oversight. republicans failed to do it when they were in charge. as democrats we are duty bound to have accountable for things that at least raise serious questions about the president and whether he's abused power. >> i would jump on the mueller point there.
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the democrats on the hill will do their darndest. this could be in the courts and it could be a while before they see the findings of mueller's report. so what they are doing is building a case on their own or trying to. lest they not see that for a long time. they want to have something else to point to. what this shows is in the past two weeks since democrats have started ramping up investigations, there have been a lot of questions about who has territory over what. i can tell you from being on the hill we are already seeing turf wars starting between chairmen. that in and of itself is going to be a challenge for democrats because each committee has their own jurisdiction and a lot of the stuff overlaps whether it is oversight looking at
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emollimients. democrats are trying to figure out how to do this. how do they best conduct this oversight so they find the best results also can work together. i think they are still figuring it out now. >> a senior democrat said they have weekly decon flix mekocode meetings. >> what's that? >> they have to deconflict the committees like it is libyan air space. >> we could use that in the country. we all need a meditation session. >> we have two data points politically now. the president's party and the president's brand politically was tested in the midterm elections. democrats won historically. we see the president with an approval rating that's creeping back up to levels that match his predecessors at this point in their presidencies. there is so much background
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noise about the mueller investigation and now congressional investigations. i'm just very interested to see how the public takes this in. beyond the polarization which we'll see everybody running to their corners, democrats hope at some level there is enough smoke and substance that people say, you know, i'm tired of the drama surrounding trump. you know, they see the support for him softening. >> but maybe the democrats' strategy should be, just do their jobs. just do an investigation and not worry about the gyrations of the polls. to quote the president, we'll see what happens. i don't know how it will turn out. >> the democrats aren't approaching it, frankly, that purely. there is a strategy involved here, jeffrey. >> sure. >> nancy pelosi has apparently said to people we are not going to do oversight for political reasons but we are not going to
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hold back for political reasons. that's easier said than done right there. basically she's telling the chairman, do your jobs now. we are not going to talk about the impeachment question. if it comes down to it, we'll have the conversation. you're right. the democrats are split on this on the hill. some people think what they heard from michael cohen was enough to start having impeachment hearings. mostly leadership saying, absolutely not. do not use the i word. we are not even close to there. >> jeffrey, i think you're right. for nadler, i think there is strategy there but they're saying, look, how about we do what the republicans didn't which is aggressive oversight and see what comes of it. that's a fair argument to make. >> the devil is in the details. the question is oversight or over kill. some people think 81 entities and people might be in the overkill bucket. >> rachel, from your reporting, it is 81. it is a lot. it is the kitchen sink. does nadler have a strategy, a
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plan? is that clear from what you reported? >> clearly, he wants to look at things that trump has done while in office which brings up another question of strategy. there are other chairmen who want to look at how trump ran his business, how he filed his tax returns. nadler, from my understanding is focused on abuse of power. public corruption. obstruction of justice, any sort of crimes or allegations that may have surfaced surrounding the president since he came to office or right before, during the transition. that's what he's going to get down to. the past two years has been bouncing from scandal to scandal, putting out fires here and there. that doesn't narrow it down a lot. with the vast document productions they're going to see thousands of pages of documents. they will be negotiating. we could see subpoenas in a couple of weeks. they expect to do subpoenas at some point.
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it is unclear where he's going and i don't think he knows which is why they're asking for so much. >> it's the democrats' fault there are so many trump scandals to investigate. >> i'm not blaming the democrats. we have less than two years until 2020. time is already ticking. it's march. people want to know where the investigations are going. the reality is some committees aren't even fully staffed yet. so it's a process, but this is going to be -- it's going to take a long time. we're going to be here for a while. >> quick point. there is another argument being made in the investigations which goes to competence. do they know what they're doing within this administration? i think why they want to look and, sure, they are looking at corruption, abuse of power. they want to bring to light areas where they have been incompetent which i think can be a very effective political argument. >> jeffrey, david, rachel, thank you very much. other news from overnight. the "wall street journal"
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reports that a lawyer for michael cohen approached president trump's attorneys and, quote, raised the possibility of a pardon after cohen was raided by the fbi last year. joining me on the phone is michael rothfeld, an investigative reporter for the "wall street journal" which has broken a lot of news in the past months. explain who asked whom for what or who inquired to whom about what. >> these were in various meetings as you said after the fbi raided michael cohen. steven ryan had multiple conversations with at least five different lawyers connected to mr. trump. three of them are private lawyers. two were lawyers for the trump organization. in these conversations, ryan was feeling them out about the possibility of whether cohen might get a pardon and
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suggesting that if he didn't have the possibility of a pardon from the president then he might potentially flip or that he would have to take other measures to protect himself. so that was the suggestion. we're told that generally those ideas were shut down, although rudy giuliani told us that whenever he had been asked about pardons, he would say, well, we are not considering pardons now. but the president always reserves the right to do that later. >> all right. i want to come back to giuliani in a moment. i want to play what michael cohen himself said last week under oath before congress about the issue of pardons. >> i have never asked for nor would i accept a pardon from president trump. >> he says i have never asked for a pardon. is there a distinction between
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what he has asked for and/or his attorney? >> i certainly think what we have reported, you know, the gist of that conflicts with what michael cohen said, as you just played it. but it's possible that he's relying on some kind of technical meaning like he didn't personally ask or he didn't ask trump or didn't phrase it as will you give me a pardon, but it was discussed in the context. is there is a contradiction there. >> the cohen team writ large was interested in knowing if a pardon was available. >> absolutely. >> i want to get to rudy giuliani here. there is a paragraph in here, the president's lawyers including rudy giuliani and joanna henden dismissed the idea but at least one you note, giuliani, left open the possibility that the president could grant mr. cohen one in the
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future. is that a big window? is that a big disclaimer there? maybe not now, but it's possible. >> certainly it's potentially enough to give someone the hope that they'll get a pardon. the president himself made comments like that. he has unreviewable pardon power. in the case of paul manafort and others, the president said, you know, i'm not considering that now. but nothing is off the table. you can't dangle a pardon in front of someone to affect their testimony or cooperation. that could be considered obstruction of justice. by saying, well, down the road, of course i always have the power to do that. that's a way to potentially suggest that while insulating yourself against a charge of trying to obstruct justice. >> there was a moment in the testimony last week where michael cohen was asked a direct question which was when was the last time you -- presumably also
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your team had contact with the president or his people and his response was, i can't tell you that. he was asked when he said a couple of months after i was raided what it was about and he said, i can't tell you that because that might be under investigation. is there any reason to believe that's because it could deal with the issue of pardons? >> it's possible. it's possible that -- it certainly suggests he's telling them that there is some kind of obstruction that might have been done and, you know, maybe he has some alternative description of discussions that we have reported or other conversations he's had with the president or his associates that he's told the southern district about. >> as always, michael rothfeld, thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> your reports have driven a lot of events in the country over the last several months. >> thank you very much. >> john, what do lawmakers on the house judiciary committee hope to accomplish with the
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of the house judiciary committee. good morning. >> good morning. >> we have been debating this morning the request from 81 people and entities, whether that's -- >> 81 so far. >> okay. i'm glad you are pointing this out. the debate is oversight or overreach? do you really need documents from 81 people and entities to get to the bottom of something? >> look, alisyn, we are the judiciary committee. we are about upholding the rule of law. our primary role is oversight. every time i walk down the street, go to the supermarket people want to know what's going on in washington. you have had six people around the president that have been indicted, convicted. people are concerned about our government. what we want to do on the committee is tell people we are watching what's going on. we're not presuming anything. we're going to do our job and have oversight. >> i understand. >> plain and simple.
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>> i understand. what some of your critics or analysts pointed out is robert mueller knows all of this or we can assume he does. he's done an exhaustive probe for two years. is what you're doing redundant? >> mr. mueller is doing his job. we -- congress, we are a separate and equal branch of government doing our job. if you ask our constituents they want to know what's going on. they want to make sure we are keeping government accountable. they want to make sure that everybody in government is operating above the law and that's what we're doing -- oversight. plain and simple. what's wrong with having a little bit of sunshine on what's going on in washington? we can never have enough sunshine. we can never have enough transparency. that's what we're doing. >> well, i think politically speaking, one of the things it's done is given a talking point to the other side -- president
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trump's supporters who say this is a fishing expedition. you have heard it. they keep using that term, fishing expedition. in fact, they have gone so far as to say what you are doing is moving the goal posts because you won't like what mueller has come up with or it will underwhelm you soer trying a different tact. let me play congressman mccarthy from the sunday shows. >> nadler is setting the framework now that the democrats not to believe the mueller report. they are saying we have to do our own investigation. after you have hundreds of interviews, millions of dollars spent in the house and senate. they find no collusion. >> what about that in particular, congressman? >> again, with all respect to my fellow californian, mr. mccarthy, we are doing our job. congress, a separate and equal branch of government will do our own investigation. anything less than that would be malpractice in my opinion. what's wrong with having an
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independent branch of government look at the issues? we are not assuming anybody did anything. but to make sure we do our job, we have to do our job which is look at all the evidence in front of you, do your investigation. as the president said, he welcomes all the investigations. he's going to cooperate with us. i'm glad to hear that. at the end of the day the people want to know everybody is dealing above the law. >> we just heard from one of our reporters that the white house is spoiling for a fight, that they are not going to willingly cough up the documents you want. >> well, yesterday, i heard the president say he was going to cooperate fully. maybe you're right. maybe he won't cooperate with us. as congress, i believe we are hired to do our job. our job is to make sure we are looking at each and every bit of evidence to make sure the american people continue to have confidence in our nation, in our rule of law.
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>> i want to ask you -- >> very simple. >> -- about another one of your fellow democratic lawmakers. that's congressman omar. she's said things in the past couple of weeks that many people perceived as semitanti- smiemit. first she tweeted it's all about the benjamins. then she apologized saying she was learning on the job. last week she was at a bookstore and said, i want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country. do you see her a comments as anti-submit ti ant ant anti-semitic? >> i respond to my constituents and she has to respond to hers. i fundraise, do my job. i am accountable to my issues.
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people have different opinions. that's not my opinion. >> i understand. of course. is it your opinion that the comments are offensive? >> well, you know, i wouldn't have made those comments. i don't speak in that tone. i understand that people have different perspectives. at the end of the day my job is to represent my constituents. >> yeah. >> that's what i do day in, day out. >> do you think she could be stripped of her committee position? >> that's not my job to strip anybody of her position. what she needs to do is continue to represent her constituents. if her constituents feel this is what they want out of her then she has to make that judgment. you don't see me, hear me making those comments because my constituents expect me to go to washington to work with people. both democrats and republicans. people from all walks of life to make the life of my constituents
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better on a day to day basis. >> we appreciate you coming on "new day." thank you. >> thank you very much. i just want to repeat to you that what we are doing in judiciary committee is upholding the rule of law. >> got it. >> that's the job of the committee traditionally to make sure that everybody acts above the law. thank you very much. >> we hear you. thank you very much. john? >> the senate will vote soon, maybe as soon as next week to block president trump's emergency declaration to fund the border wall. will republicans be the one to force the president's first veto? that's next. s get the same quality of customer service that we have been getting. being a usaa member, because of my service in the military, you pass that on to my kids. something that makes me happy. being able to pass down usaa to my girls means a lot to both of us. he's passing part of his heritage of being in the military. we're the edsons. my name is roger zapata. we're the tinch family, and we are usaa members for life. to begin your legacy, get an insurance quote today.
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senate majority leader mitch mcconnell concedes there are enough votes in the senate to pass a resolution to block president trump's national emergency declaration to fund the border wall. the president vowed to veto it and it is a question about whether enough republicans will vote to override the veto. joining me is john kay sich of ohio. now a senior political commentator on cnn and a former republican office holder who
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signed an open letter to current members of congress saying to vote against this emergency declaration. let me give you a dramatic reading. we who have served where you serve now call on your honor, your oath of office to protect the constitution and we ask that you pass a joint resolution terminating the emergency declared by the president on february 15, 2019. why do you think it is so important for republicans in congress to vote against this? >> well, john, this was mickey edwards, a former member of congress. signed by even people like chuck hagel, richard luger, one of the most respected guys on foreign policy. terrific guy. it was the old days when people could talk, get along. look, it's really important you don't set a precedent so future presidents can't go declaring national emergencies. the reason why the republicans will, in fact, support this resolution is because they'll
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argue at home this is about the constitution and about the ability to stop a future power grab by somebody who doesn't have their philosophy. i think this is one that's relatively easy for them. if i were to bet money on this, i don't think the leadership in the senate really cared much about the vote. they didn't scurry around and get all frosted up about stopping this because i think most of them would be pleased that this precedent of not allowing presidents to just unilaterally do things. that wasn't the intention of the law to get away with this. i think they'll do it. i don't think they'll override the veto. >> why not? such a basic issue for republicans in the senate whom i have listened to for decades -- >> john, it's politics. it's politics. >> i don't get it. explain it. what are the politics here? >> you get it. you understand it exactly. it's because the republicans feel they should have loyally to the party, to the president.
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i don't happen to agree with them. if i were in the senate this would be nothing. i don't look at things even here at cnn through some sort of partisan eyes. i look at things like an umpire, decide ball, strike. i could be wrong on the call but that's the way i do it. a lot of them are like, oh, no, we can't do this. the wall represents something bigger than just this declaration and all that. it's rationalization. some politics. party loyalty. both parties do it. in virginia they can't figure out what to do. they have a governor in trouble, a lieutenant governor in trouble and attorney general in trouble. they can't figure out which way to move. if those people go down, a republican would end up being governor. it's freaking out the democrats. we have had too much politics, john. there's too much politics in everything right now. i heard your previous guest say when he goes to the grocery store people are asking about this and that. when i go they say, it's so cold in ohio. when will it be spring?
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people are turning off a lot of this stuff because they just shake their heads and say, can't they just do their job? >> since you brought it up, do you think democrats are doing their job with this request to people connected to the president and entities connected to the president. the list is 81 folks and entities long for documents. >> yeah. >> do you think that's oversight or overreach? >> their goal, their purpose is to weaken donald trump so he doesn't get re-elected in 2020. if they move towards impeachment -- >> hang on, governor. i won't argue there are people who have the goal. is that the only plausible reason to conduct oversight? >> no, no. fundamentally what they are focused on is how do they weaken donald trump. is the investigations into many
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things legitimate? of course. that's the job of congress to do oversight. underlying this and i heard the last panel talking about how the committee chairmen are probably fighting if one another as to who gets to hold a hearing and the cameras. i was in congress for 18 years. part of this is to weaken trump. the problem is if they overreach they could set things back. then at the same time if they talk about impeachment they are worried it will strengthen the president. republicans did it and democrats will do it. the overlying objective is -- okay, some will say i want the truth. >> i understand. >> a lot of it is about weakening trump. >> you were a congressional committee chair. if you were a committee chair and one of these committees, what would you use your power of
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oversight over in regards to president trump? system. >> i'm not a scandal guy. i leave it to other people. i wonder what we're going to do about the $21 trillion debt, medicare, social security, preserving them. those are things i would be looking at. that's the budget committee. things like the judiciary committee or these oversight investigation committees, that's what they do. i did sit on the armed services investigation committee when we investigated what happened in lebanon, what happened with the high cost of spare parts. it was our job to look at it. we felt it was our responsibility. >> some democrats want to know if they can get information on the discussions between president trump and vladimir putin. do you think that's worthwhile, knowing more about that? >> i don't know, john. i'd have to give that some consideration. i don't want to knee jerk here.
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let them do their job. the guiding star which you said and i like what you said. do your job based on what your job is. if your motivations are right, that's good. they want to figure out a way to make sure in 2021 there is a new president. that's a big part of this. they do have legitimacy. if they overreach they could get clobbered. >> all right. governor kasich, umpire kasich now according to you. >> why not? >> appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you're going to give cards like a ref. red card! yellow card! >> that's visual. >> it is. meanwhile, rescuers are searching for survivors in the debris in alabama. we have a live report. liberty mutual accident forgiveness
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rescuers will continue searching for victims and survivors after a tornado levelled much of lee county,
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alabama. the national weather service says the most powerful of the tornadoes was an ef-4 bringing winds of 170 miles per hour. victor blackwell is live in say l -- salem, alabama. we can see the destruction. >> reporter: so much destruction here. there will be crews looking through piles of debris throughout the day. we just got new information from the emergency management officials here. of the 23 people who were killed, we now know four of them were children, two boys, two girls. their names as well as all of the names of those killed will be released as well as the ages at a news conference at 11:00 this morning. we are told the bodies have been released to funeral homes. the families obviously have been notified as well. as it relates to the search we are getting details from the coroner. he says there are no people who are still unaccounted for, but
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the sheriff said there could be two or three and that heavy equipment will be brought in today. frankly, both are surprised that the number of fatalities isn't higher considering the strength of the storm and the short notice. i want you to listen here to lashawn wilson. she was near her mother's home when she first got the alert a tornado was coming. >> we all got pushed down flat. we were like dominoes on top of each other. my son was on top of me. he said, mom, i don't want to die. i said, son, just pray your way through. pray your way through. at this point my mom hadn't said anything. i looked at my husband and said, mom, are you okay? she said, i'm just praying. i'm just counting on that faith that it will keep us strong. we'll hold together and we'll make it through. >> it's going to be a cold search for the crews today. temperatures are in the low 30s.
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stroke is leading many to wonder how this could happen to a 52-year-old. thank you very much for being here, doctor. luke perry was 52. that sounds way too young to have a stroke. is it? >> first of all, thank you for having me. it is tragic what happened to luke perry. my heart goes out to his family and friends, first of all. unfortunately it's not. 2% of all people luke's age in their 40s and 50s will end up having a stroke. when we are young we have such an ability to have feeling invincible. we often times sort of don't pay attention to the signs and symptoms of stroke. >> i want to ask you about that. it seems a stroke comes out of nowhere. are there warning signs that you might have a stroke? >> sure. a lot of people can have mini strokes. we use the acronym b-fast. the operative word is sudden. if all of the sudden you lose your balance or your vision changes all of the sudden or all
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of the sudden your face, arm, your speech changes like that, that could be a stroke. it could happen and then resolve. >> it could? because i thought once you are having those symptoms you are having a stroke. >> yes, you're right, you are. but often times our body's own defenses open up the blood clot and patients get better. so they continue their day thinking, okay, i'm fine now. really when you have those symptoms, befast, get to the hospital and to the emergency room right away. >> if your balance is disrupted, your eyes are blurred, your face droops, your arms or one arm? >> both. >> your speech is slurred and t is the time to call the hospital. are there warning signs well before those symptoms start -- a year earlier, that you might be at risk? >> high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, smoking.
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if you have high blood pressure in your 40s and 50s, it starts to climb. often times you don't get it checked or when we go to the doctor we say it's just white coat. i'm at the doctor's office and my blood pressure is elevated. it's paying attention to the blood pressure. if you are starting to gain weight, we become more sitting in our chairs and less active as we get older in our 40s and 50s and we gain weight. that can directly increase our blood pressure, our blood sugar. there are no warning signs, but there are warning numbers. >> that's interesting. are strokes generally hereditary if you are predisposed to a stroke or is it lifestyle? >> both. you can be predisposed. there was question whether luke's father died of an early heart attack. that would put him at increased risk for ots. it is also lifestyle. if you are smoking or a heavy drinker or you have a sedentary
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lifestyle and you gained weight and your blood pressure started to climb, those are acquired risk factors. we can do something about them. it's getting to know your numbers first. >> that's your advice as we leave everybody on that note. know your numbers, know your cholesterol, know your blood pressure. work to bring those down and bring down your risk of a stroke. >> absolutely. >> thank you very much for being here. we appreciate you walking us through it. john? >> here's what to watch today.
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