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defiant and pushback this hour from the trump administration, those in response to growing congressional investigations into the president. first, democrats getting their first outright rejection from the white house. they're asking for more information about security clearances, like that of jared kushner. also cnn has new reporting that the white house is working behind the scenes to mitigate the trove of documents requested from some in president trump's inner circle. letters you may recall sent out to 81 people and entities within the president's orbit. mr. trump for his part publicly condemning the inquiry just moments ago. take a listen. >> i guess we got 81 letters. there was no collusion. it was a hoax. there was no anything and they want to do that instead of getting legislation passed. 81 people or organizations got letters. it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace to our country. i'm not surprised that it's happening. basically, they've started the campaign, so the campaign
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begins. >> the chairman of the house judiciary committee says he won't hesitate to issue subpoenas if he needs to. let's go through these developments. gloria borger is with us now. let's start with what we're hearing most recently. at the white house, perhaps not surprising that we're seeing the pushback and one would imagine the democrats were preparing for it, but this is really the first indication of how ugly things could get and how quickly that could happen? >> it's a very strong pushback from pat sip loani who's the white house counsel to chairman cummins' demands on security clearance issues, and the white house counsel says that the committee has not established any legitimate legislative purpose for wanting all of these documents and siploni calls it unprecedented, extraordinarily intrusive and says the committee what it really wants to do is examine the entire investigative files of numerous individuals
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whom the president has chosen as his senior advisers. in other words, he's saying, you're going on a fishing expedition here and we're not going to let you do it because you haven't established a legislative reason that you actually need all of this information. >> what we're hearing, of course, from chairman cummins is that this is all about -- what this is about is separation of power? >> exactly. >> this is about congress doing its job. >> right. we just -- he says we have the authority to do this and that it defies the constitutional separation of powers as you were just saying and it also defies decades of precedent by the committee and as he put it and just plain common sense. you can see that these two sides are far apart. there is some talk of some kind of accommodation that sipoloni said he was seeking and the chairman said he was seeking.
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this is a sign of things to come. i don't think the white house is going to let these things just flip by and say, oh, sure, oh, sure, we're going to give you everything you want. they're not. >> what's also interesting to that we get this on the same day that we hear from two lawmakers that want to call for an investigation into the clearance of jared kushner. it's only 3:03 on the east coast. who knows what else could happen? >> right, right. there's a question here of whether the democrats need to start coordinating what they're doing so they don't look like and as the president talked about overreach, so they don't look like they're out there just trying to gather every morsel ten times. they have to coordinate with each other, because there is overlap of jurisdiction on these committees. >> right. and that's been some of the criticism. not going too broad in the beginning. there is some overlap as you
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point out and we're still trying to figure out where that overlap is, it is interesting to see, today, as we learned about this new hire from adam schiff, daniel goldman, with this history of fighting russian organized crime that is a very clear message that we're seeing there from house intel. >> you think? it's very -- it's very clear. this is somebody who has prosecuted russians, who has prosecuted the jegevisi crime family. adam schiff is going in a certain direction. it's very clear that he sees and he has said it, parallels between the trump family and the mob and that, of course, russia is at the center of this investigation. so as he staffs up, the white house takes a look at this and says, you know, you're just out to get us and we know which direction you're headed. >> and what's interesting, too, is we're seeing all of this movement in the just the last 24
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hours, it's also yet another clear indication that democrats are not waiting on robert mueller. >> no. i think -- honestly, erica, they'd like to see robert mueller like today, but they're not going to, or maybe, and so they've decided they can't wait. they have to continue to sort of move but it's also clear that they're coordinating. they want to make sure that they're not stepping on the mueller investigation or the southern district of new york's investigation into trump. afterall, they say that they don't want to endanger any of those but they do have to get organized. they do have to send out these requests and when the mueller report comes out, there's going to be another fight because, of course, they're going to want to see the whole thing and it seems very likely that the new attorney general barr may just give them a summary and that's not what they want. >> they will not be happy with that for sure. >> nope. >> thank you. >> thanks, erica. let's take a look as we talk
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about all of the different people and the players, these 81 letters to different people and entities. rhona graff is president trump's long time personal assistance largely seen as the gatekeeper of trump tower. as we dug up old cnn footage, clearly the president's right hand woman. >> rhona, let me have the calls, please. >> sarah murray has been digging in a little bit more. that video, 1989, she worked for donald trump for a long, long time, sarah. what more do we know? >> she's worked for him for decades. she is an executive assistant but her title and responsibilities in the trump organization have grown and she obviously earned donald trump's trust over the years and there's a reason that they call her the gatekeeper and it's because more often than not, if you wanted to get to donald trump, you had to go through rhona graff first. donald trump is someone who does
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not use text message or use email and he's obviously someone that a lot of people throughout the course of his business life and political life people have been trying to get him on the phone. the phone calls would first go to rona and for a while she had the coded system that she would sometimes use if it was someone that really needed to get through to donald trump. she knows a lot about his schedule. she knows about his communications, about who he's talking to when and was in her own way very powerful. >> and so what sort of documents could house judiciary be asking for when it comes to rhona graff? is it the schedule? could it be phone logs? >> they basically asked her for a laundry list of communications. anything to do with payments to michael cohen, anything to do with payments to the parent company of the "national enquirer," any potential russian business deals with the trump family business, trump tower/moscow project. any communication she was involved with that had to do with that 2016 trump tower meeting. we know there was at least one email where she was referenced from someone who was trying to set that up saying, i can go
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through rhona to do this. when we saw that michael cohen was testifying on capitol hill, he was talking about how he was saying roger stone called and wanted to talk to then candidate trump about wikileaks and that phone call may have gone through rhona graff. they asked her for any communications involved with wikileaks. it's an open question. how much of this she actually has, how much of it she will be willing to turn over and if they're simply call logs, that might not be something she has available. you can tell by the way these requests are written, there's a reason some of these folks are calling it a fishing expedition, they're long, long requests about documents that may be exist or maybe don't. >> oh, so many questions. thank you. up next, nearly two-thirds of voters now believe president trump committed a crime before taking office. that coming to us from a new poll. we'll take a closer look at what that means as campaign season heats up.
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harry? >> so let's take a look. this is a key thing in the nbc "the wall street journal" poll. we have the approval rating for donald trump at 46%. his disapproval at 56%. that's like most of the other polls we've seen out there where the president is more unpopular than he is popular. the big question heading into 2020 is how does that actually translate into the horse race, how does it translate into the democrats versus trump? this is rather key. we have the democratic candidate according to this "the wall street journal" nbc news poll leading with 48% to trump's 41%. why is that important? the gap here is 7 percentage points if you look at the prior gap of trump's approval rating, it was six points. we see that those two numbers are very highly correlated which is something that's key because that means that this election right now in the minds of voters is a referendum on the president of the united states and what that translates to is that if donald trump is going to win this election, it means he has to make it a choice between the democratic candidate and himself. these poll numbers suggest he's
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not doing that at this point and why is that important? it's important because the president has consistently had an approval rating below his disapproval rating and in order to win, he has to make it a choice. he's not doing that. this is not 2016 when the president was able to win his first election despite the fact that his favorable rating was 38%. he's more popular now but this election is turning into a referendum on the president of the united states and unless he gets his approval rating up, he cannot win in such a scenario. >> harry, thank you. another new poll builds on the trouble for president trump. quinn pack just releasing these numbers a short time ago 64% of voters believe donald trump committed crime before he was president. take a look at this as well. just 35% of voters support moving ahead with impeachment proceedings. cnn political analyst kristen powers and anna navarro. as we look at all of the specifically just at this new
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numbers, 64% say, yes, we believe the president committed crimes but only 35% support impeachment. this is a place where democrats have to tread carefully. >> oh -- >> can you hear me? >> you cut out for a second. was that for me? >> that was for you. >> technology. >> it's a beautiful thing especially when it works. i was just posing to you in terms of these numbers, you can take a look at one part of that in terms of the crimes, but the other part in terms of whether or not people support -- voters support moving ahead with impeachment. that's a slippery slope for democrats. >> yeah, even without this poll, democrats know that. many of them lived through the impeachment of bill clinton and saw how badly that went for republicans and it's a similar situation right now in the sense that even if the house was able to impeach him the way they did with bill clinton, the senate
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wouldn't convict donald trump the same way they didn't convict bill clinton so you don't have any bipartisan consensus on the issues and if you didn't have bipartisan consensus, you really would have to have a slam dunk reason to do it. they are treading carefully. they are going to treat this as oversight, but be very cognizant of the fact that there was an election and there will be another election coming up where people can actually voice their feelings about donald trump. >> oh, and that election is looming large, isn't it? we heard from the trump campaign where we heard already this new line that's coming out there, well, you know, it's back to -- it's all rigged. we know this playbook. we have seen it used multiple times before but there are also a lot of republicans who live in reality and who appreciate the world of facts. how do they then counter that and still maintain a certain amount of support they need in the party? >> look, the trump campaign and
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the trump world -- they are experts at pregaming and at spinning and, yes, remember when they talked about everything being rigged. it turns out they were right. everything was rigged. it was rigged for them. they had the help of the russians. they were rigging polls. we have now found out that in effect donald trump was saying the truth when he said that things were rigged. what he wasn't saying is, that he was the beneficiary of that rigging. look, you know, i think what we are seeing right now is that, yes, people have to tread carefully but kristin's right. people remember bill clinton. donald trump is not going to get impeached and people are not going to react to the payment of hush money to stormy daniels or to a play biobunny, but if we're talking about working together with russia in order to hack democratic institutions in the united states and compromise the integrity of the election, i think that's an entirely
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different array of crimes because that goes into a level of national security and treason. people think he's committed crimes, i'm not sure they know exactly which crimes. the american people do not believe the majority of them that donald trump is honest and we have seen time and time again evidence of malfeasance, pushing the envelope, crossing the line, bending the laws to benefit them. to me it's about what crime, if any, is revealed under the investigation. >> in terms of these investigations, what may be revealed, one of the names that is not on this list of 81 people and entities is getting a lot of attention as we know is ivanka trump, who let's be honest, not only, of course, is the first daughter but is senior adviser to the president and part of the campaign and knowledge of the trump organization, kirsten, do you think this is a political move by democrats that they are
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perhaps treading carefully in that respect, even scared to go after ivanka trump at this point? >> i wouldn't take it to mean that they'll never go after her, but i think that it is obviously something that would have been, you know, the nuclear option with donald trump, i think. it would be something that as much as he doesn't like what's happening right now, if ivanka was involved with it, it would really provoke him in a different way and i also think, you know, for whatever reason, you know, people feel more sympathic towards her and more sympathic towards her than they do towards her brothers. i don't entirely understand that but that is the way that it is. >> i do. her brothers are insufferable and they're constantly, you know, attacking people on twitter. they are constantly inserting themselves into this debate for no apparent reason. you see both brothers and even one of their spouses say things which are purposefully
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offensive. ivanka tries to stay above the fray. even though she may not be part of the 80% names that democrats are seeking information from, she is part of some of the investigations and things that are being looked at by the southern district of new york, and, you know, that is something that she does have to worry about and where she does have vulnerability. >> we're seeing the white house pushback but really got a sense of what's to come just a short time ago today when we heard from the white house in terms of requests for certain documents. there's no -- literally no in our estimation, there is no legislative purpose behind this, so you're not going to get it. we're hearing from chairman cummins saying this is all about separation of powers, this is about congress doing its job. that pushback isn't surprising, but what do you think it's setting up in terms of a battle based on everything else that's been asked for in the last 24 hours, kirsten? >> i just think this is normal.
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this is what happens when you start trying to get these kind of documents from anybody, frankly, they'll fight back. in particular when you have, you know, two branches of government going at it, the first thing they're going to do is try to deny access to every single thing and they have every reason to fight it. i think that's actually mostly normal behavior. you are going to make sure that you're holding a pretty hard line to make sure that there can't be a fishing expedition is always the fear which is generally what these things turn in to so people we will want to try to hold the hardest line they can. >> i do think -- there could be a legislative purpose to all of this because, look, we have issues like the emoluments clause. should there be legislation that tightens that up? we have issues like nepotism laws. should there be legislation that tightens that up so you don't have a father-in-law that can push through a security clearance for a son-in-law who otherwise would not get it. should there be a law requiring that all presidential candidates
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and nominees release their taxes so that the american people have transparency and can see who and what they are voting for and if there are any financial compromises? there definitely is in my eyes a legislative purpose and things that congress should be looking at. >> anna, kirsten, thank you for being with us. congratulations to our newlywed, anna, on your wedding over the weekend. >> kirsten's is engaged. it ain't easy to put a wedding together. what a production. >> she'll help you with the planning. thank you both. just a reminder, cnn will host three democratic presidential candidates for back-to-back town halls. that happens this saturday night. it all kicks off at 7:00 eastern and only on cnn. we are getting more breaking news. the "new york times" now reporting the trump
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for the trump organization, the company is one of the largest brokerage firms in the world and the subpoena, of course, comes less than a week after president trump's long time personal attorney, michael cohen, alleged that as a private citizen, trump inflated its assets, the trump company inflated its assets that president trump inflated assets for insurance purposes. i just want to play for you that exchange that happened before congress. take a listen. >> i want to ask a little bit about your conversation with my colleague from missouri about asset inflation. did the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company? >> yes. >> who else knows that the president did this? >> allen weisselberg, ron lieberman and matthew calamari. >> and where would the committee find more information on this? do we need to review his financial statements and his tax returns in order to compare them? >> yes, and you'd find it at the
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trump org. >> so that's apparently what kicked things off. joining me on the phone elie honig. when we see this, it comes from the new york state department of financial services and it's important to point out this nine page document, according to the "new york times" is asking for information back to 2009 but this department doesn't necessarily or can't conduct a criminal investigation but they can refer whatever they find, of course, to prosecutors? >> exactly, right. this is the new york state department of financial services. they are primarily a civil agency. what they are able to do directly is to levy fines and revoke licenses and that kind of thing. what they also can do is refer cases to criminal prosecutors whether at the state level or perhaps indirectly to the federal level. when i worked at the u.s. attorney's offices, we would commonly get referrals from state level regulatory agencies like this one. a lot of times some of our best
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investigations were started by regulatory level investigators. >> and what specifically -- we know nine pages according to the "new york times." they're looking back through 2009, what do you think, based on what we know, what do you think they're honing in on? >> i think it's exactly what we saw representative alexandria ocasio-cortez questioning michael cohen about quite skillfully. she was very specific in what she asked for. inflation of assets in acquiring or cashing in essentially an insurance policy is a garden variety financial crime under federal law, it could be insurance fraud or mail fraud or wire fraud. it's not that uncommon of a thing for a corrupt organization to do. i'm not saying the proof is there yet, but that's the fact pattern that jumps out at me. >> we will be looking to see what happens out of the subpoena. thank you. also just coming in, senator lindsey graham speaking about his meeting with president trump today. cnn's manu raju is live on capitol hill with more of those
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details for us. manu? >> reporter: that's right. i just talked to lindsey graham who met with president trump earlier today along with doug collins a ranking republican on the house judiciary committee, graham's the chairman of the senate committee. part of their meeting was about immigration and border security, the issue about the democratic investigations into the president came up and compromised about 10% of the meeting, according to lindsey graham, and the president was concerned about the, quote, harassment stuff according to graham. graham said to me that the president was concerned because he just believes they are out to take a wrecking ball to his life. he's referring to democrats. they'll go nuts referring to the president. he challenged democrats to fix problems and he believes the president should consult with his attorneys about whether to comply with some of these requests, but ultimately they'll have to try to move forward on
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some other issues. i asked lindsey graham, is there anything the president directed you to do to fight back? he said that it's not really clear what he could do but he wants to investigate the foreign intelligence surveillance act, what he believes are abuses under that law, something that conservatives in particular have criticized during this whole russia probe. that's something that graham plans to pursue going forward and he also said that the president discussed his emergency declaration at the border, something the president is facing bipartisan opposition over here in the senate, which is about to rebuke him over his effort to try to build the border wall after declaring a national emergency and moving around money. the president said that, republicans who are opposing him are quote, playing with fire here because most republicans see the border as in a state of crisis and he said, i asked him, is he going out and calling -- singling republicans out? he said that's his observation, but he's not out there calling
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individual republicans out, so interesting meeting here but nevertheless interesting point the president is making complaining privately about these democratic investigations what it could mean for him and his administration going forward. erica? >> and it seems things are just getting started, thank you, manu. we have more on the big news from the white house rejecting democrats demands for documents over security clearances in what is a clear first sign that the battle is escalating and doing so quickly. plus we'll be joined by a translator who was in the room with some of the world's most powerful leaders. what he thinks about the democrats new push to interview the interpreters who were in the room with president trump and vladimir putin? naysayer said no one would subscribe to a car
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three democratic leaders are now demanding the administration make president trump's interpreters available for interviews. the chairman of the foreign affairs intelligence and oversight committees say they want to talk to anyone who, quote, in any way listened in on president trump's in-person and telephone meetings with russian president vladimir putin. the interpreter who was in the room with some of the world's most powerful leaders joins us now. there have been concerns raised on both sides of the aisles about this and you have your own concerns saying it would set a bad precedent, why? >> it would set a bad press dent. the basic reason is that it will
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undermine our ability as interpreters to do our job in these settings and other settings, and it can also hamstring the state department and other parts of the u.s. government to be able to carry out foreign policy and to interact with foreign counterparts. >> you're saying they wouldn't be as free to speak. in this letter that we saw that was put out yesterday after the white house, it was sent to secretary pompeo, part of the case that was made by lawmakers was the fact that there's reporting that the president actually seized some notes and may have taken some of this documentation. just give us a sense, "a," has anyone ever taken your notes before and "b" what kind of notes would an interpreter take and hold on to out of a meeting like helsinki? >> so, i guess, the short answer to the first question is, yes, i have had people take my notes.
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i would say that it was something that we had agreed upon. for example, after some sensitive negotiations that were classified, my notes were then turned over to those who would organize the meeting and we both walked to a sheder and those notes were put into the document she hadar so they were completely destroyed. i walked away from the job with nothing on my person that had anything to do with the meeting. it is not unprecedented to that happen. >> number one, is there a difference when it's the president taking the notes if it were perhaps not agreed upon prior? >> well, i think as you just explained it, that's definitely a difference. if it hasn't been agreed to prior, but it's important to understand that interpreters are bound by the strictest secrecy in our koej of ethics and that has to do with people who are in
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meetings and the information that is divulgings during any meeting or gathering where that is not open to the public. >> uh-hum. in terms of those notes as you said, there have been occasions where your notes have been taken, you have walked over together with those involved to put them in a shedder. were your notes not ever walked to a shedder? would you have your own copy that you keep of your notes? >> no, i would not have my own copy of those notes. there would only be one. in my own professional practice and i'm speaking from my own professional practice, i have never had my notes taken away in that fashion and never seen them again to know what has actually happened to those notes. it is not uncommon to have others who may be in a meeting afterwards speak with the
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interpreter to make sure that they have all of their facts correct as they are taking notes for a possible memorandum of conversation that could be filed some where after that meeting takes place. >> would you ever hold on to notes that were not taken? just for your own personal -- just so that you have them in case something comes up again? >> no. do i hold on to some notes, afterwards, yes, not necessarily from classified meetings. i'm very circumspect about that. it doesn't matter if i'm working in a one-on-one meeting, working in consecutive like the meetings that are being called into question or working in a meeting where i would be working simultaneously with a number of other interpreters. if i received documents or i have made notes and this has been a sensitive classified meeting, i'm going to turn all of that over to my contact and not hold on to it at all because i don't want to have anything to do with it afterwards. once i walk away from that
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information, the information that i heard there stays there. >> barry olsen, thank you. >> my pleasure. up next, an s-word being thrown around a lot lately as the 2020 race heats up. are politicians, though, trying to make socialism a dirty word? plus beto o'rourke would support legalizing marijuana nationwide. he's not the only 2020 contender to get behind the idea so how is that playing with voters?
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beto o'rourke wants people to be able to smoke pot legally in every state in the country making the call for a fal law to legalize marijuana in an email he sent out monday to his massive mailing list of supporters. this comes as o'rourke is expected any day now to jump into the pool of democrats who have also tossed their hat in the ring running for president. national political reporter joins me now. is this really a sign that beto o'rourke is rolling out his 2020 platform? >> reporter: i think it absolutely is and, you know, that is what our sources have been telling us as he gets ready for this bid and one of the reasons he's really interesting is because there still is a lot about beto's record and what he thinks on certain issues that we really don't know. he's in many ways a blank slate when it comes to positions on foreign policy, for example. it was really interesting that he laid out his positions on
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criminal justice reform this week. obviously he knows who he's talking to, a lot of those younger democratic activists. this is the top issue on their agenda. he was in part endorsing a proposal that corey booker has put forward. so he is joining the ranks of other democrats who are really pushing these issues to the top of the agenda, erica. >> it would be interesting to see if anybody else joins them as well. both he and corey booker. we're also seeing from the president, from republicans, there's a lot of focus on socialism. it's being in my ways though this bmay be missing the mark and even missing a generation. explain that for us. >> what he was writing ability is the interesting divide between the older generation and younger generations. he talks about how the younger
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generation has embraced a softer version of socialism. i think it has been a really interesting and possibly effective technique by president trump to kind of call in out and call out oac all of the time. traveling on the campaign trail i have talked to more democratic voters that feel it has gone too far to the left on some of the issues. you know, aoc's careen new deal. the more that trump hits this socialist agenda the more he could work his way back in with some of those independents that might stick with him if they think democrats are going too far left. >> and interesting to hear that that question when we talk about how far left can democrats go, how what do they need to take into i count? good to see you.
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thank you. >> thank you. we have much more ahead on our breaking news. we have confirmed the trump organization's long-time insurance broker was issued a subpoena. we'll take a look at what that means in terms of the investigation. all of this coming as the white house rejects to turn over documents regarding security clearances. stay with us.
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a year ago clark died in his grandmother's back yashd. officers believed he had a gun. turns out he had a cell phone. the decision set off angry protests. >> more than 80 people were arrested including several clergy members. the state just announced the results of this independent investigation. what else did they determine here? >> well, the protests will continue but now you have two major investigations into the shooting. one be i the district attorney and the dekseconds by the attor general. both have concluded this was in fact a justified shooting despite the fact that stephon clark did not have a weapon.
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he just had his cell phone. the attorney general made the investigation based upon the fact that he did not comply with officers demands. at one point he is seen advancing towards the officers. he said officers could make the reasonable determination that the object in his hand was a gun despite the fact that it was a cell phone. take a look. this is what he said a short time ago. >> clark had an object in his hands which we know to have been a cell phone. during the encounter the officers repeated spontaneous shouts of gun. he advanced to a point within 16 feet. >> in a sense you have two stories here. you have the investigations into the shooting and you the protests and these protests will continue. in fact there's one scheduled for laters today.
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last night things did get a little bit heated. you had 80 people who were arrested. i know there are lots of questions. the mayor wants to hear from the public about what happened. you expect that city counsel meeting to be heated. in the meantime as far as the officers are concerned they will not be facing any criminal charges. >> just real quickly, what about the family? >> the family seeking at least $20 million. often times these cases settle but we are not sure where things settle with that suit. >> dan, thank you. thanks for spending your afternoon with us. the lead with jake tapper starts right now. >> if you had bet that the new
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game of thrones trailer would drop before the mueller report congrats. the lead starts right now. ready for political war the white house today on the attack. the president furiously tweeting after democrats made almost everyone in trump's universe a potential witness. some democrats suggesting it may be too late for him to jump in. plus no fast food for you. critics say president trump is snubbing womens sports champions. why within the they getting their big moment at white house? welcome to the lead i'm jake tapper. toda