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>> the white house pushing back on investigations by house democrats. the strategy could involve withholding documents. north korea has begun rebuilding part of a long-range missile test facility. work began right around the summit between the president and kim jong-un. and a new drug has been approved to treat severe depression. major news for millions who haven't been helped by other anti-depressants. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> good morning, i'm christine romans. it's wednesday, march 6th. for the second time in two weeks we're learning that the president overruled security officials on personal grounds. three sources tell cnn president trump pressured top aides to grant a security clearance to first daughter and senior aide ivanka trump. now ivanka contradicting that to abc news three weeks ago. >> president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance and my husband's clearance.
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>> so, no special treatment? >> no. >> not clear what red flags were holding up ivanka's clearance. several sources telling cnn it's possible she was unaware there were any concerns raised during her background check or her father's involvement. but it followed the president ordering a top secret clearance for ivanka's husband jared kushner. cnn correspondent pamela brown with more from washington. good morning, we're learning that president trump pressured his white house steve of staff john kelly and don mcgahn to grand ivanka trump against recommendations. this is an authority speaking to me and my colleague kaelyn collins. and but after concerns were raised by the personnel office, trump pushed kelly and mcgaine to make the decision, so it
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didn't appear he was tainting the process in his family's favor. after both refused, trump granted the security clearance. now, this development comes on the heels of the "the new york times" reporting that trump ordered kelly to grant ivanka's husband jared kushner top security clearance, despite concerns raised by intelligence officials. white house press secretary sarah sanders said the white house cannot comment on security issues, nor can it respond to every anonymous source. kelly declined to comment. cnn has learned that the concerns about granting the security clearance to ivanka trump were separate from those of her husband. and cnn also being told the white house is rejecting the white house oversight demand for document and interviews about the interviews of some of trump's closest advisers including jared kushner. president trump signaling the white house will push back against the barrage of congressional investigations targeting his political and
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personal lives. west wing officials say the strategy here is to limit the number of documents provided to house committees. the president accusing democrats of launching probes to hurt his re-election chance making a curious reference to his predecessor. >> essentially what they're saying is the campaign begins, instead of doing infrastructure, instead of doing health care, instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, they want to play games. president obama, from what they stem, was under a similar kind of a thing. didn't give one letter. they didn't do anything. they didn't give one letter of the request. many requests were made. they didn't give a letter. >> it's not clear what letter president trump is talking about, but president obama did hand over documents, lots of documents to the investigations launched by congressional republicans. you can see all of them there. now, white house officials are bracing for congressional efforts to go after mr. trump's
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tax returns. there's only one democrat on capitol hill to officially demand the tax forms the ways means chairman richard neal. he said he does not have a time line, he will seek the forms only after his committee has built a case to do so. michael cohen back on capitol hill today. he'll be finishing his testimony to the house intelligence committee behind closed doors. his appearance comes one day after the new york state finance department slapped a subpoena on insurance broker aon plc, a few days after cohen dropped this potential bombshell. >> to your knowledge, did the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company? >> yes. >> aon says it intends to cooperate. the new york state finance department can impose heavy fines. and while it does not have the power to bring criminal charges, it can refer its findings to state prosecutors. breaking overnight, new satellite images appearing to
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show north korea rebuilding part of a long-range missile testing facility. the work taking place around the same time that president trump was meeting with kim in hanoi at a summit that ended abruptly. paula hancocks live from seoul with the breaking details. paula. >> well, christine, this is tongchang-ri, this is a missile engine test site. the north koreans had been disassembling over the past recent months. it's one that north korean leader kim jong-un had spoken to the south korean president moon jae-in about, as being part of the declaration, saying they were pulling it apart, also talking about they would have independent inspectors to go and look at it and check it was out of action. now, of course, over recent days, potentially weeks, you see the satellite images showing that there is a door being put back. there's a roof being put back. and the intelligence agency here, in south korea also saying that they are seeing indications
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that they are real assembling what they have already taken apart. now, the key here is the timing. when exactly was this happening 38 north, the think tank, says it's anytime between february 16th and march 2nd. so it could be before, during or after the summit between kim jong-un and the u.s. president. because that's not clear at this point, many experts are reticent to say definitively that this is a sign from the north koreans to say that they are not happy that hanoi summit ended without any kind of agreement. what we have to wait for now is if there will be any kind of comment from the trump administration. christine. >> all right, paula, thank you for that in seoul this morning. six minutes past the hour. house democrats plan to update their resolution condemning anti-semitism to also include anti-muslim bias. democrats face pressure to condemn anti-semitic comments by freshman ilhan omar of minnesota and also defend her from
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anti-muslim rhetoric. >> omar, one of the first two muslim women to serve in congress, once again under fire for repeatedly suggesting support for israel is tied to jewish money. her comments sparking calls from some jewish groups to remove her from the house foreign affairs committee. the chairman eliot engel says he's not close to doing that. a surge of migrants and families ag it's u.s./mexico border has officials at a, quote, breaking point. 36,000 people were apprehended crossing over illegal in february. 76,000, that's the highest number in any february over the past 12 years. slightly fewer than 10% were unaccompanied children. more than half came with family members. the previous years single adults have made up the majority of migrants. this happening as congressional republicans grapple with trump's national emergency declaration, in order to build this signature border
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wall, gop leaders saying planning to block the declaration next we're. four senate republicans have said publicly they will support the resolution which pushes it beyond the simple majority needed to pass but they expect to fall well sort of the majority. experts calling it the biggest advancement in years to fight depression. the food and drug administration approving a new nasal spray sold as spravoto. the medication designed for adults who have not benefited from other anti-depressant drugs. that's about a third of americans. it's based on a powerful tranquilizer known as ketamine or special k. it will carry a black box warning by the fda with abuse with suicidal thoughts and side effects. people will have to be monitoring for at least two hours to guard against that. and eye-popping deficit
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numbers from the u.s. treasury department. the deficit grew 77% in the first four months of fiscal year 2019. the deficit, $310 billion up from $176 billion a year ago. now, the budget deficit ballooned as tax revenue plummeted and government spending rose. but interest rates are still relatively low, right? so, you can finance all of this debt, longer term is it sustainable. larry kudlow said this on fox news. >> we are making an investment in america's future. it's already beginning to pay off. if that means we incur additional debt in this short run, so be it. >> in the short run, but these forecasts do not look good. the numbers come as the white house gets ready to release a new budget sometime this month. the congressional office estimates the deficit will reach roughly $900 billion. the spending went up on military, veterans affairs and
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interest on debt. and the government took in a whole lot less because companies got a big tax break and so did individuals. when you look further out, you're talking about in a decade or less when we're spending more on interest on our debt, with that pile of debt. interest on the debt is bigger than all discretionary spending. think roads, bridges. >> larry kudlow said it's the short term. bravo. >> i thought republicans hated deficits. very scary moments on a norwegian cruise. oh, the ship tilts severely at sea after being hit by hurricane-force winds. ♪
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the struggling boston celtics handed their worst loss to the warriors in nearly a decade. andy scholes has the story on "bleacher report." good morning, my friend. >> good morning. the celtics really needed a win like this. they had lost five of the last six games. questions were starting to mount as the talented team could turn things around in time for the playoffs. well, last night was certainly a good start. boston was on fire in the first half. led by gordon hayward. he had a game high 30 points off the bench. celtics had a 25-point lead at halftime. biggest deficit the warriors have faced all season after two quarters. then in the fourth quarter, demarcus cousins getting frustrated after he gets called for an offensive foul. the warriors looking uninterested. losing their fifth home game of
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because you made so much noise, that the noise reverberated off of that wall and knocked that damn thing out. auburn and alabama, meanwhile, taking to the court just days after a deadly tornado tore through the state. the school's holding a moment of silence before the game to honor the 23 who lost their lives in the storm. and on monday, auburn's head football coach gus malzahn and some of the players were on the ground helping out. auburn athletics will host two drives this weekend for supplies to assist in recovery and efforts for tornado victims in lee county. and auburn basketball coach bruce pearl said, dave, this tragedy close to him. literally, his house eight miles away from where that tornado hit. >> check out cnn.com/impact to help. thank you, my friend. blood is thicker than protocol for the second time in
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about eliquis. first it was jared, now ivanka, cnn learned the president overruled officials to get his daughter a security clearance. instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, they want to play games. >> white house pushing back on investigations by house democrats. the strategy could involve withholding documents. north korea has begun rebuilding part of a long-range missile test facility, work began right around the summit between the president and kim jong-un. and a new drug has been approved to treat severe depression. major news for millions who have not been helped by other anti-depressants. welcome back to "early start." christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
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we'll also have r. kelly speaking out saying he's innocent of the accusations. it's 5:30. we start at the white house. for the second time in two weeks we learned the president overruled security officials on grounds president trump pressured aides to grant a security clearance to first daughter and senior aide ivanka trump. the revelation contradicting ivanka's admission to abc news just three weeks ago. >> the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance and my husband's clearance. >> so, no special treatment? >> no. >> it's not clear what red flags were holding up her clearance. several sources tell cnn it's possible she was unaware there were concerns raised during her background check. or she may not have known of her father's involvement. but it followed the president's ordering a top secret clearance for her husband jared kushner. cnn pamela brown has more from washington. >> good morning, we have learned
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that president trump pressured his chief of staff john kelly and white house counsel don mcgahn to grant ivanka trump security clearances depend their recommendations. while the president has legal authority to grant clearances, most inferences are left up to the white house security office which would determine whenever a staffer should be granted one after the fbi conducts a background check. after concerns were raised by the personnel office, trump pushed kelly and mcgahn to make the decision. after both refused, trump granted the security clearance. this development comes on the heels of the "the new york times" reporting that trump ordered security officials. the white house's sarah sanders saying they cannot comment on security issues.
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and kelly could not be cleared for comment. and after granting a security clearance to vane ivanka were separate from her husband. the cnn being told the white house rejected documents about security clearances of some of president trump ace closest advisers and that raises the likelihood of subpoenas from elijah cummings. >> and joining us this wednesday morning, zach wolf, you're raring to go. 5:33. >> and it's hump day. >> we see from the contours that's going to be the democratic strategy to investigate the president in any way, shape and form. here's how the president yesterday pushed back. >> essentially, what they're saying is the campaign begins, instead of doing infrastructure, testify doing health care. instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, they want to play games.
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president obama, from what they tell me, was under a similar kind of a thing. didn't give one letter. they didn't do anything. they didn't give one letter of the request. many requests were made. they didn't give a letter. >> a couple of things there, everybody seems -- some of the refusal to grant interviews or information from the republican side. some of these refusals, commit requests have started. but you hear the president talk about the obama administration didn't give one letter. now, zach, i seem to recall a republican congress that was really aggressive with investigations into the president's administration fast and furious, with benghazi, how many hours of testimony was there on benghazi? that was a multiyear effort. the irs targeting conservative groups and they gave over lots of information. what's the strategy from the white house? >> i think what wee swe see her are witch hunt part two.
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they're trying to imply that democrats are bent on impeaching trump. so we're going to see everything tooth and nail. it short of makes sense the way he sparked the mueller probe, the way he starts any investigation. the first thing you have to do in trump's mind clearly is kneecap the investigation and make it seem unfair. that's clearly going on here. and the most predictable thing, he's not going to want to help at all. why would you help people trying to bring you down. >> he thrives on this fight. it kind of plays to his strength. >> it absolutely does. but the first part of what he said, this notion that you can't legislate and investigate at the same time. but i must have missed the white house proposal on infrastructure or the health care bill to protect preexisting conditions. i don't see either side trying to legislate. >> right. >> is this what the next two years look like? >> well, i mean, he also had two years with complete republican control in which to legislate.
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they got one huge achievement in the tax bill. but that's also made it more difficult, i think, for them to do something like infrastructure, because as you guys were talking about earlier, this hour, the u.s. budget deficit is exploding. so, it's hard to pay for any sort of new legislation. >> and that deficit is exploding from exactly things that this administration has championed. military spending, veterans affairs. interest on the debt. and then companies are paying less in taxes. and people are paying less in taxes. so that's a big gap. >> he had only two hours to speak the other day, no mention of an agenda. no mention of proposals or legislation coming this way. so, let's turn our attention towards 2020 and where the fight is headed. michael bloomberg is the latest to say he will not run. and he said something interesting here, he said a warning to democrats, quote, we cannot allow the primary process to drag the party to an extreme that would diminish our chance in the general election and
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translate into four more years. who is michael bloomberg warning of? and what is he warning of? is it the green new deal? >> i think he's warning, largely, about bernie sanders, if i had to guess, without naming him. that left lane in the democratic primary is looking extremely crowded right now. and the middle lane doesn't really have, you know, it doesn't a top voice. sort of emerging to be the person that people rally around. you know, that's essentially the same warning that howard schultz made, what michael bloomberg just said. there is i think, a lot of concern amongst a lot of democrats about where the party is going to land at the end of this primary process. >> it's one of the people talked about, sherrod brown's name is swirled around in him. he has a populism that to him is not that progressive. all right. it's going to be interesting. guess what, this week, exactly a
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year, zach, from this week is super tuesday, if you want to put it in your calendar. >> yeah. it's already there. >> it's already there. i'm sure it is. zach, nice to see you. michael cohen back on capitol hill today. he'll be finishing his testimony to the house intelligence committee behind closed doors. his appearance comes one day after the new york state finance department slapped a subpoena on the trump administration insurance broker aonplc, just a few days after trump posted this bombshell. >> to your knowledge did an trump assets to an insurance company? >> yes. >> it can refer to state prosecutors for that. breaking overnight, new satellite images appearing to show north korea rebuilding part of a long-range missile testing facility. the work apparently taking place around the same time kim jong-un was meeting with president trump
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in vietnam at a summit that ended abruptly with no deal. paula hancocks live from seoul with the breaking details. hi there, paula. >> hello, dave. well, these are commercial satellite images which appear to show, according to 38 north and ciss, that north korea is rebuilding part of this missile engine test site that they had already dismantled. now, we have been seeing over recent months that they were dismantling part of it. we know that north korean leader kim jong-un has spoken to the south korean leader moon jae-in, and they were discussing having independent investigators going to this test site to show it's out of action. but this is also corroborate greated by south korean intelligence agencies here saying that they are also seeing that a roof, a door has been reassembled. they are seeing vehicles that
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are moving materials around this particular area. of course, timing is key. we don't know exactly what date these images are from. we know from 38 north it's anything from february 16th to march 2nd. so, it could have been either before, during or after the summit in hanoi. so, because of that, many experts are waiting to see exactly when it was. they don't want to say at this point, this is north korea shows definitively that they were unhappy there was no deal made. dave. >> paula hancocks in seoul. thank you. house democrats planning to update their resolution to also include an anti-muslim bias. the resolution is likely to come to the floor for a vote tomorrow instead of today. after ilhan omar of minnesota and also to defend her from anti-muslim rhetoric. >> omar one of two muslim women to serve in congress once again under fire for repeatedly
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out the window, and he could see water at that port window. >> i had to grab to a table, i couldn't hold my balance. and whatever was -- all the items that were not attached properly, keep from falling down, glass breaking. >> people were down, crying. yeah, it was a pretty traumatic experience. >> several passengers and crew members were injured. there was no serious damage to the norwegian "escape." the then arrived at port canaveral yesterday morning. >> today, search efforts will transition into recovery efforts in alabama after a series of catastrophic tornadoes in lee county skikilled 23 victims. from 6 to 81 years old. one woman who lost five family members is volunteering at a supply and command center she says to help get her mind off of it. >> i'm just out here volunteering helping my community out. they keep me busy. like they keep my mind off of stuff. because this is the thing in
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real life. we see this somewhere else, not like here. >> two large corporations who wish to remain anonymous have announce they had will pay for the funerals for all 23 victims. r&b singer r. kelly tearfully denying sexual abuse allegations. kelly pleaded not guilty to ten countsle felony abuse of young girls. here's r. kelly in an interview with gayle king of cbs news. >> use your common sense. forget the blogs. forget how you feel about me. hate me if you want to, love me. use your common sense. how stupid would it be for me with my crazy past, who i've been through. think that i need to be a monster, hold girls against their will. chain them up in their basement, don't let them eat, don't let them out. quit playing. quit playing. i didn't do this stuff. this is not me. i'll fight for my [ bleep ] life. >> prosecutors say the charges
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against kelly span 1998 to 2010. he faces three to seven years in prison for each count. las vegas, the final stop for melania trump's be best tip. she said she frequently talks to 12-year-old barron about the dangers of drugs. no stranger of stories swirling around the white house, the first lady made this plea. >> i challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage you that do to idle gossip or stories. >> mrs. trump shared the stage with eric bolling fox news anchor, whose teenage son died of an overdose. >> we'll be right back.
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heated there days after the district attorney decided not to charge the police officers who shot and killed stephon clark. remember, he's unarmed. he was gunned down in his grandmother's backyard last year. police said they thought they saw a gun flash. it turned out he had a cell phone. california attorney general defending the d.a.'s decision not to charge the officers. he said evidence shows a basis for officers to believe they were in imminent danger. the u.s. attorney's office and fbi will be examining that case. racing suspended indefinitely at santa anita racetrack. 21 horses have died at santa anita since december. the latest a 4-year-old filly training at the track and had to be uniyuyuanize -- euthanized. 16 inches of rain have fallen at
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the home of the track since late rain. the heavy rains could be found in the deaths. >> asbestos found in three products of claire's. the fda advising users not to use the eye shadows and compact powder. claire's has pulled the affected products along with any talc-based products. the company is disputing it saying it has mischaracterized products. the captain ordered pizza for passengers stranded on a tarmac for eight hours. the air flight left from toronto to nova scotia. but bad weather forced it to be diverted to new brunswick. the pilot ordered 23 pizzas and
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had them delivered to the door. passengers are praising the pilot for keeping them informed and fed. too bad you don't have 19 million bucks lying around, if you did, you could have bought this, the world's most expensive car. bugatti said one only will be made. it was given the name la voiture noire, meaning the black car. it's the fc atlantic of the 1930s and only four ever made and were among the most valuable cars on earth, costing upwards of 50 million bucks. if you're looking for something more in your price range, bugatti entry-level sherron starts at 3 million bucks. let's get a check on business. global markets mixed. investors waiting on developments on a trade deal with china. on wall street, futures pointing slightly lower.
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stocks ended tuesday basically unchanged. the dow down about 13 points and the s&p and nasdaq down a little bit. strong earnings show americans are not tired of shopping just yet. target up 5%. kohl's up 7%. strong holiday earnings as well. and the president will take part in an american worker force advisory meeting. who is on that board, walmart, apple, ibm, visa and home depot. stocks sank after a ceo issued guidance for a year. during a conference, larry culp said ge won't generate any cash from its operations in 2018. that sent the stock down 5%. "the wall street journal" reports that ge will provide an outlook to financial investors next on march 14th. ge lost $200 billion in stock market value in 2017 and 2018.
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all eyes on that culp turnaround. forbes has named the new youngest self-made billionaire and it's stirring up a little controversy. kylie jenner takes the title at 21 years old. she dethrones mark zuckerberg. he got that title when he was 23. some argue jenner can be self-made. she comes from a wealthy family. she's on the coattails of her wealthy sister kim kardashian west. kylie jenner's owns 100% of her company. 19 million views for the trailer the final season of "game of thrones" on youtube. no spoilers here. while you were sleeping, stephen colbert used this trailer as inspiration. ♪ >> they're coming. 81 document requests in the
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expanding trump probe. ♪ a daring attack launched by house dems. this spring. brace yourself. subpoenas are coming. ♪ shame of thrones, the final season. >> yeah, shame of thrones. >> dave, you have like seven seasons to catch up on. >> i've not seen a single episode. >> thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it starts the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance. >> president trump pressured john kelly to grant his daughter security clearance against recommendations. >> when you cannot get information, you cannot be a check. it's not some witch-hunt. >> people and organizations got letters. it's a gis grace.
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>> the judiciary committee has a right to look at all of this. i hope they provide us all the documents. >> this is setting up the stage for impeachment proceedings, that's pretty clear. >> announcer: this is new day with alisyn camerota and john john. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is new day. it is wednesday, march 6th, 6:00 here in new york. it's my daughter's birthday is today. >> happy birthday, daughters. >> thank you very much. up next, cnn has learned that president trump pressured top white house officials to grant his daughter ivanka a security clearance. sources say the president pushed his then chief of staff john kelly and white house counsel don mcgahn to get clearances for ivanka and her husband jared over concerns from intelligence officials. >> and ivanka denied this outloud on tv. so based on this new reporting, that denial is either a line or suggests there's a universe where she did not know what her father was doing. we will discuss whether the existence of that

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