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en with taltz, including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur. for all the things that move you. ask your doctor about taltz. hour two, you're watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. the news just in, cnn has finalized details for the second democratic presidential debate which this network will host and mark preston is with me with those details. so mark, tell me more. >> well, brooke, as you just said, the dnc has named detroit as the host for the second debate now. this is a move that is going to be seen as symbolic in some ways
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but certainly sending a message to republicans that democrats are not going to cede the midwest and going into detroit, a city with strong and vibrant labor movement. we know that has a large african-american population and two very important constituents to the democratic party and they are relying on but also home to the midwest democratic voters that democrats lost back in 2016. donald trump won the state of michigan but the democrats came back in 2018. democrats now are heading there in july. it will be on july 30th and 31st. not one night. could be two nights and could be upwards of ten candidates each night on stage. there is excitement in the democratic party and i'm sure we'll see that on the debate stage up in detroit at the end of july, brooke. >> midwest, next july. mark preston, thank you very much for that news. also breaking news now in the house oversight committee voted to subpoena the man in charge of approving white house security clearances. this is all happening after a
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whistleblower alerted house investigators that her boss and others approved the security clearances for 25 people who had disqualifying issues. a source tells cnn that both jared kushner and ivanka trump were on the list of 25. republicans and democrats divide over the issue. so let's go to our cnn senior congressional correspondent manu raju with more. and what you have learned on the subpoena? >> reporter: yeah, along party loans, this vote was 22-15 in the house oversight committee for a subpoena for carl klein, the former head of personnel security in the white house. the individual in which this woman tricia newbold worked who administration for past 18 years worked in the white house. right now she's alleging that this individual mr. klein overrode her concerns about a number of individuals, 25 individuals. we've learned ivanka trump and jared kushner are among them who got the security clearances despite the initial concerns.
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jim jordan, the top republican, just came out and said that this is all a political show. and asked him if he had any concerns about the whistleblower -- what the whistleblower crazed to the committee? >> so obviously we'll show her the respect that any whistleblower deserves. but the bottom line is she said this in her interview, the president of the united states can -- is entitled to have the people around him who he thinks will give him as commander and chief the best possible advice. >> but she said there is lackluster safeguards and people got interim security clearances who were later deemed not to -- do you take any of those concerns seriously? >> i think we take seriously the process that should be played out in doing an investigation and the idea that the democrats will interview one witness and do a press conference like they are getting ready to do to issue a press statement yesterday and subpoena someone who said they would come in voluntarily.
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>> so the committee plans to purse that thgoing forward. not just carl klein but other witnesses, two people who would know why the security clearances were issued for individuals who according to must newbold should not have been granted security clearance, either interim or permanent security clearances, democrats say this is far worse than the hillary clinton e-mail situation. something that republicans of course are pushing back against. we are expecting comments from elijah cummings momentarily and the same committee, brooke, today, moments ago issued subpoenas for information regarding the citizenship question that was on the census including two wilber ross, the commerce secretary. so subpoenas are flying from this committee and others including the house judiciary committee wanting to subpoena for the full mueller report and the underlying evidence and the question is will the administration comply and will any of the individuals comply
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and will democrats get what they are looking for. brooke. >> we'll keep the ear to the ground on what elijah cummings might say. news off capitol hill. and to the latest whiplash policy maneuver out of the white house. that the president just commented on. it turns out that the saying of repeal and replace and means repeal now and replace later. like way later. less than one week after making a major promise to replace obamacare, the president is punting and pushing health care reform after the 2020 election. this is what the president said just a second ago. >> did mitch ask you to delay this? >> no, i wanted to delay it myself. i want to put it after the election because we don't have the house, so even though the health care is good, really good, it is much better than when the plan comes out, which we'll be showing you at the appropriate time, it is much better than obamacare. so when the plan comes out, you'll see it. it is possible that democrats would want to do it. it is much better for the
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people. but i'm assuming they won't because the democrats never do anything that necessarily is going to be anything other than political. >> let's go to cnn chief white house correspondent jim acosta. the president speaks like there is a current republican health plan but it aent been introduced publicly yet but let me be crystal clear, does the white house or republicans have a plan to replace obamacare? >> reporter: no, they don't. and the president is announcing a repeal and revisit plan. they don't have a replace plan and what you heard the president say there during that visit with reporters in the oval office just a few moments ago is that he wants to take a look at this after the 2020 election. he said right now because they don't have the house and democrats control the house there isn't much of a hope of getting anything through the house. if they were to come up with a bill. i did talk to a white house official earlier this morning who tried to add some texture to all of this and what this person
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said was -- is that the president is just acknowledging the realities of washington right now. if he were to come out with some sort of legislative proposal to replace obamacare, it is just not going to make it through the house so the president essentially acknowledged what we've known for about a week now, and that is while they've signed on, the administration has signed on the support to a republican attorney general effort to repeal the affordable care act in the courts, at this point the white house, republican members of congress don't really have a consensus health care plan to replace that legislation, that law with. when i talked to the white house official this morning they said they were talking about priorities and sort of the outlines of a health care replacement proposal. but nothing hard and firm just yet, brooke. >> what about the comments he just made sitting there with the secretary general on the border with mexico and actually when he was asked about the negative impact in terms of trade and commerce and money on the u.s.,
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he acknowledged that closing the border would have a negative impact. >> reporter: he did. and we should point out the president is still ratcheting up the rhetoric and although talking out of all sides of his mouth. he said if we don't get a deal with the democrats he'll close the border 100% and he said maybe we won't close all of it, but portions of it. so he is dancing all over the place on a couple of big issues on health care and also immigration. but on this question of trade, because there is a lot of discussion over the last couple of days when the president in the aftermath of the president making this threat, and it has been raised that there is a lot of trade that goes back and forth across that border with mexico. the president told reporters just a few moments ago he cares more about national security than trade. but brooke, he did acknowledge there was an economic impact if the border is shut down because there is so much commerce that goes across that border in both directions on a daily base, brooke. >> jim acosta, thank you. >> you bet. a senior white house
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official sid the focus will be to keep democrats on the defensive over the proposal for medicare for all which is a full government run health insurance program but today is a new proposal for the democrats with the similar name but a difference. medicare x does not replace health care but offered on the exchange and the nonprofit insurance would offer doctors in the medicare network and would be offered first to rural areas where there is less competition for health plans. so with me now, one of the architects of obamacare, dr. zeke emanuel who wrote the book. here we go. reinventing american health care, how the affordable care act will improve our terribly complex blatantly unjust and outragely expensive air prone system. good to have you back on, zeke. >> nice to be here. >> so you and i had a chat last week after the news came that trump wanted to up-end obamacare and you said to me, quote, president trump really has hud
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spa so say we have a better plan that obamacare. how much do you think he has now? >> i think jim put it well. 180 degree attorney. it it is under the plan how we defeat isis and get 3% sustained growth in the economy. there is simply no plan there. not even an idea of a plan that is coherent to get us access -- universal access and everyone with pre-existing conditions covered and control health care costs. those are the three goals and he doesn't have the shred of an idea to make that happen. >> are you afraid, though, that the lack of a plan for the next year and a half might actually work for republicans? >> no. i think the american public is very nervous about health coverage. they're nervous because -- >> but he's president -- >> costs are going up -- >> he's president. he made those promises and he
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won. >> yeah, but i don't think the public is willing to tolerate that. and here is -- i think the most important piece of data there is that more than 50% of republicans are interested in medicare for all. that suggests there is a lot of uncertainty and fear in the system. especially fear if we have a recession that they might lose coverage and that there won't be a coherent safety net and that is driving a lot of the health care debate and i think the president has no answer to that. trust me is not an answer. especially since a republican said i keep pointing out, we've had nine years since the debate about obamacare, since obamacare was passed and they have never once put out a coheernt policy alternative and i don't think we'll get one in the next year and a half. >> no, we won't. the president admitted it. and so post-2020, after trump
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wins, this is his new line but what happened if the judge in texas ruled that obamacare could be repealed and there is no plan to replace. what then. >> the district judge did rule that and the issue is what the appellate court judges -- >> the appellate court side -- >> and i don't think they are going to actually agree that this is completely unconstitutional and i don't think it -- if they rule it is unconstitutional, then we're going to have a crisis. a lot of people are going to lose their health coverage and they're going to be a lot of people who will be nervous about losing their health coverage and that, i think, if you want to give the democrats the 2020 election overwhelmingly, that would do it. >> democratic senators tim kaine and michael bennett will introduce the medicare x plan to create this new public option for health insurance. take a listen. >> within time it would be on every exchange in the country and also on the small business shop exchange.
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because medicare doesn't have to cover a profit, pay shareholders, pay fancy salaries to execs and advertise on the evening news, set up a distribution network, et cetera. pay state and local taxes. it would be a much more affordable policy and people could purchase it if they want and they could use their obamacare subsidy if they call for one to even bring the premium down further. >> i think you guys weighed the public option about a decade ago and the democratic party seems to have shifted since then. do you think it is a realistic plan now? >> well, several things have happened. one is we have seen some uncertainty in parts of the exchange plans where there is either no plan or more likely just one plan, especially in rural counties and i think this is an effort to address that and again to put some solid base -- safety net there so people could be sure there is a plan coverage that they could get. i think that is solving a problem that was revealed by
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obamacare and i do think that that's new. the other thing which i would say that is important in this bill is that they would allow price negotiations with the drug companies for part b plans and i think that also is something that a lot of americans are supportive of. we have to have price negotiations on drugs and i think adding that to this bill makes it more appealing. this is clearly not single payer and it doesn't, as you noted, get rid of private insurance. it is more of an effort to sure up the affordable care act and to provide some solutions for more americans within the current system. >> okay. just so -- one week later and you're still not losing any sleep over any of this health care business? >> no -- well, i don't lose sleep. what i do lament is we are losing valuable time and we do need to fix problems in the system that we've recognized, top of the list is high prices,
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high drug prices and high hospital prices. and i think again reforming the system so that it becomes more efficient and by battling the republicans constantly trying to repeal the affordable care act instead of trying to move forward and get a more affordable system for millions of americans, we have gridlock and that is a problem. democrats have a lost ideas. we've put -- you now have probably the fifth different proposal forward by democrats and we have no proposal by republicans. and i do think that is very revealing. >> zeke emanuel, thank you. >> thank you. still ahead. thank you for being here. still ahead, bernie sanders rakes in $18 million as nancy pelosi just weighed in on accusations from two women who say former vice president joe biden made them feel uncomfortable. and later l.a. police release new details about the
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the house oversight committee just voted to subpoena a top official in charge of approving security clearances at the white house after a whistleblower claims several staffers who were granted clearance had glaring disqualifying issues but before the vote some fiery debate from lawmakers. >> this lady was scared. you hear me. she's scared. she's small in stature and she's already seen what is going on in the white house. she was scared to death. and she was afraid, sadly, of
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our republican colleagues. >> first a saturday deposition. then yesterday a press release after talking to just one witness where you hand pick a few parts of her testimony and now today, now today we're going to subpoena a guy who just sent us a letter saying he's willing to come here voluntarily. i've been on this committee ten years and never seen anything like this. >> oh, please. >> never seen anything like this. >> you've done it. >> i haven't. >> there is an anti-nepotism law in this country that the president has circumvented by having his daughter and son-in-law work in the white house as volunteers. >> overturning the security clearances is a choice the commander-in-chief can make. he's the president of the united states. it is not against the law, it is not against policy, there have been no leaks of national security information. it is not like this process has led to classified e-mails being
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on an unsecure server. >> folks are suggesting that we're conducting foreign relations with folks with security clearances via what's app? i mean, every day that we go on without getting to the bottom of this matter is a day that we are putting hundreds if not potentially thousands of americans at risk. i mean, really, what is next? putting nuclear codes in instagram dms? this is ridiculous. we need to get to the bottom of this. and in order to do that, we have to issue subpoenas because people in this administration are not cooperating. >> mark dissuade is the national security attorney and mark, nice to see you. >> you too. >> this is essentially about the whistleblower's boss, a man by the name of carl klein and his attorneys have agreed to voluntary testimony. what is issuing a subpoena going to get this committee? >> well, i'm a little perplexed
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about that as well. and i am concerned. let me say this first, the house reform and oversight committee should absolutely be conducting investigations and hearings into this type of issue. now there are separation of powers issues with respect to the constitutional authority of the executive branch to issue clearances. but this is an absolute legitimate issue for this committee to handle. with bipartisanship. so i will actually side a little bit with congressman jordan to say why did the committee issue this memo hours after it interviewed one witness? but at the same time, when congressman jordan said it should be bipartisan, i say step up to the plate, congressman and your republican colleagues. why are you not joining with the democrats to investigate whether or not this white house is using politics to override the national security concerns of the united states which both sides should believe in.
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>> when you read this memo from the committee, it detail this is wide arrange of details why the individuals weren't initially cleared so it includes foreign influence, conflict of interest, concerning personnel conduct and drug use and criminal conduct. so if you were to call klein or his attorneys, how do you defend their decisions outside of simply saying, hey, it is a choice the commander-in-chief can make? >> so it is obviously really difficult not knowing the details of each of these -- more than two dozen cases. let me just say this, the memos as i understand it, the adjudicators, regardless of the white house or anything else, would receive information on the sf-86 and the background and credit report and that is an issue in this particular case because apparently the white house stopped looking at credit reports in some cases which i don't understand that decision
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at all, except for the wrong reasons, but the adjudicators would look at this and identify disqualifying conditions. and based on that, make a recommendation. what we don't know is what were the mid gating conditions. so you gave us an example, criminal conduct. say someone had a dui. that could be disqualifying for obvious reasons with alcoholism. that is a specific guideline in the adjudicative guidelines. what is m-- mitigating? they went to aa and sustained drinking for the last eight months and we need to know that. so it is what is call the -- is called the whole person concept to determine whether it should be granted and what we don't know on the whistleblower and i commend her because she's done it the right way is what happened along the way? when she wrote the memos and others who say we would recommend denying these individuals, what happened next at carl klein's level and
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elsewhere? did they talk to the political appointees who were told you must give these clearances, or did they actually render in their judgment that the clearance should be granted and that is possibly what oversight hearings can look into with the caveat that all of these people, including jared and ivanka are entitled to privacy. they have privacy protections. but i think these hearings can be done in a way to get at the substantive issues without violating anyone's privacy. >> sure. the mitigating information and all of the details, that is what the members of congress on the committee are trying to get their hands on. thank you so much for laying that out for us so much. appreciate it. the president insults puerto rico officials as an aid package fails in the u.s. senate, why the creator of hamilton is involved. and bernie sanders releasing his first quarter fundraising numbers and what it said about the democratic race and others doing quite well. you.
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kamala harris and mayor pete buttigieg. and with me two of my favorite ladies, simone and anna. and because of you working with -- >> i used to work for senator sanders. >> when you look at numbers, throw them back up on the screen and compare between mayor pete and senator sanders and senator harris, yes, he is ahead with $18 million but this mayor from south bend, indiana, that is not nothing. >> it is not nothing. i think that is the beauty of this primary and election cycle. this could be anybody's game and someone could catch fire. i caution everyone it is still early. if i'm working for and advising a candidate and they are really hot, it kind of concerns me because if you are hot early, i don't know if you'll be hot in december -- >> so is that concerning about senator sanders since he has the $18 million. >> but bernie sanders is a different conversation because senator sanders has been
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building this army since 2015. and so he has been out there and traveling the country and so i'm not surprised that he's doing well. the question becomes for all of the candidates is after the summer and we've gone through public debates, now the voters are paying attention and where there l -- where will they be. >> what do the numbers tell you? >> it tells me there is energy and enthusiasm on the democratic side. there is a bunch of candidates running and you'll see i think practically every one of them post millions of million dollars in numbers. that is impressive in and of itself. you'll see small donors, and kamala harris, and don't see a lot of cross-over, people donating to more than one candidate because people just want there to be one candidate who can beat donald trump and they don't care who it is. for pete buttigieg, i'm thrilled. >> what do you think? >> i've met him and i'm thrilled that he caught fire because i
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invested time in learning how to pronounce his name. but i also think there is this aspect of him where he is untainted by washington. -- >> that is appealing. >> yes. he is from midtown usa. he's from a small town. he's not part of the washington dysfunction. he also, like beto o'rourke, has got the advantage that this is their day job. beto o'rourke has raised a ton of money and is doing a lot of campaign events but unlike harris and warren and unlike gillibrand or booker or sanders, he's not in the senate. he's not in congress. he doesn't have a day job. this is what he's doing 24/7. >> i want to ask you all about former vp joe biden. >> again? >> yes. because senator pelosi made news today weighing in on the allegations of inappropriate touching against him and while she said the claims aren't disqualifying if he decides to run, she did say this.
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>> so to say i'm sorry that you were offended is not an apology. i'm sorry i invaded your space but not i'm sorry you were offended. he has to understand in the world that we're in now that people's space is important to them and what is important is how they receive it not necessarily how you intended it. >> simone what do you think of the whole joe biden story? the women and his response, does he need to say more? how -- if you were working on his potential campaign, how would you advise him? >> yeah, i think this is not going away tomorrow and even if another story doesn't come out for another week, when and if vice president biden gets into the race this is a question or something that will come up on the debate stage and in a town hall. so i think speaker pelosi is
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right. it is not about your intent, it is about how folks are receiving what is happening and i think what folks are saying is that we need to have a spectrum of harm and some newance in this quote, unquote me-too conversation and so in one is putting vice president joe biden in the same basket as the crazy man that was almost elected down in georgia, who was a pedophile, but what folks -- >> alabama. >> pardon me, alabama. >> i'm from georgia. >> pardon me. alabama. but i think what people are saying is that we -- there is now -- we should be able to have a conversation about the spek spektd -- the spectrum of harm and space and what is and not considered appropriate. and i don't know if we're doing a good job in the national media of having that conversation. >> i'll tell you, what i think he needs to say i'm running. if he's going to run, he needs to run and run now and now we're in april and he still haven't announced and there are people having a political agenda to
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figure out how to keep him out? >> as in democrats? >> yes. i as a republican who is desperate to get rid of donald trump and see donald trump out of the white house, i am perplexed by the circular firing squad that the democrats are executing on themselves. they have -- there is like -- it is like they are looking for the perfect candidate. you don't need the perfect candidate. you need a candidate good enough to beat donald trump. please, for the love of god, don't screw it up and give us somebody because i've given up on the republicans being able to do that. i think if joe is going to run, he needs to show this won't dissuade him and come out and being a candidate. i'll tell you somebody that knows joe biden, he gives the best hugs in the world. he is a consoler in chief and he needs to stop doing that because when he -- when he's talking to me about my brother's death and consoling me, i'm good with that. but there are some people who are not into public displays of
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affection and he needs to understand that and stop unwelcome and uninvited contact with people that he doesn't know. but with those that he does know, he's joe biden and we want him to continue being joe biden. >> the only thing i would add is that i think he is getting into the race. i do -- the question is when. i spoke to folks from his camp and the uncertainty was i don't think he knew until a few weeks ago what he wanted to do and now it is the big leagues and this is a primary about being battle tests but it looks like a sick lar firing squad but the democrats want to have a candidate standingp against donald trump and this is part of the name of the game. >> simone and anna, thank you very much. coming up, a children's book named "healthy holly" written by the baltimore mayor has her in hot water. details on the corruption and why she's taking an indefinite leave of absence.
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baltimore has a new mayor in charge at least for the time being. current mayor catherine pugh has decided to take annin deaf fat leave -- indefinite leave of absence for health reasons and they say she has pneumonia but amid scandal. the maryland governor called for the investigation into lucrative sales of the mayor's healthy holly children's books to the university of maryland medical system. and "the baltimore sun" reports red flags are being raised about the book sales to a
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to a company bidding for city business. and you don't hold back in the columns of yours, and you're calling this moment humiliating and ugly for the city of baltimore. tell me why. >> well actually i'm quoting a radio show host on there but you know what, brooke, i would agree with the characterization of ugly and humiliating so i'm totally fine with it. it is really. because there is a narrative about this city that is out there and the narrative is that it is disfunctional and corrupt and doesn't operate in the interest of citizens. that is a pernicious destructive narrative. some is political because they say this is what you get with 60 years or whatever it is of democratic one-party rule and so that becomes ideological and political. but that narrative is not just -- it is out there. okay. this -- her actions in her
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healthy holly book deal absolutely feed that narrative. for many people it is proof positive. if you listen to the talk shows on baltimore radio yesterday, they were just blowing up with people. and there were plenty of calls for her resignation as a result of it. the irony is that she came in saying change the narrative. let's change that narrative about baltimore and -- and then her actions. yeah. >> well in talks with change of the narrative and these are your words, a piece from last year. i detect something distinctly trum trumpian in the direction of the media. is that part of this with her. >> it is. she's blamed the media often. and she's blaming "the baltimore sun" by the way. last week after "the baltimore sun" had documented that she received $500,000 from the
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university of maryland medical system for self-published books that nobody could account for where they were and who got them, any of that, $500,000, in an interview with "the sun" she called what we're doing a witch hunt. so that is the trump talk for you. she picked up on that and changed the narrative and challenged the media and blame the media for the problems. look, the media are not the problems -- reason for the problems in baltimore. you were here for the uprising and standing on the streets of baltimore for several days reporting and i remember it. you know how deep-seeded the troubles here are. after the uprising in 2015 after the death of freddie gray, almost everyone seemed to agree there could be no margin of error any more. we have to get it right. we have to come together as a community and we have to come up with a narrative and we have to
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pursue that vision. well in 2016 we elected catherine pugh mayor and had -- and it has been downhill since. nothing but trouble and error. >> david zerwick with "the baltimore sun." nice to see you. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> thank you. right now l.a. police are asking for help to find a suspect in the murder of rapper nipsey hussle. details on what happened in the moments before the shooting. allt my comfortable future plan. -it's our confident forever plan. -welcome to our complete freedom plan. -it's all possible with a cfp professional. ♪ -find your certified financial planner™ professional at letsmakeaplan.org. visionworks can do more than the right pair of glassesat.onal can make you look amazing, too. get two complete pairs of single vision glasses for $59 or two progressives for $99. and choose from over 500 frames. visionworks. we're here to help you.
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grammy-nominated rapper nipsey hussle knew the man who is now suspected of killing him
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outside of his south l.a. store. police say the motivation of the shooting appears to be a personal matter and not gang related, but we don't str thave details. a vigil for the rapper started peacefully, but several people were hurt in a stampede that started when a person tried to disarm a man with a gun. julie mitchell is a writer for "forbes" and interviewed nipsey hussle. and just win can tell, i have been talking to you on commercial break, i can tell how much that time meant to you and his passing has been tough. and so i read this incredible interview you did and you talk about a lot, like being an entrepreneur and, you know, coming up in his career and on a path and being a leader. >> absolutely. >> and this line jumped out at me, with new levels, he said, there's new devils. >> absolutely. >> talk to me about what he said outside of the interview on that day. >> outside of the interview about that, in particular, we mentioned there's new levels, new devils. he talks about how you have to adjust to that.
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>> when you're becoming more and more? >> as you evaluate, as you're building. it's a process. stbs it's a marathon, not a sprint. as you continue to rise, there's new challenges, new obstacles, new things that you face. what he spoke about, you know, off the record about that was just how you have to deal with life, you know. you have to deal with the different people around you, you have to deal with your family, you know, like how you take care of your kids, being a father. you have to deal with being responsible for the people in your life and controlling the energy around you and being able to adjust and evolve and the way that you think and the way that you see yourself as you get older, so you can also continue to just be, you know, honorable and keep everything that's around you stable and together, because as you evaluate and rise, as you spoke about before, you know, you start to not know where your enemies are coming from. you know, there's times where you can't see, you know, what's around you, so it's really important to keep your energy pure, you know, keep your intentions pure, and just always take inventory of, you know, the
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things that you keep around you. >> you get to interview all kinds of fascinating people, but this truly, truly meant something to you. >> it did. >> what did, does, nipsey hussle mean for you? >> i mean, he represents somebody who's honorable. he represents somebody who speaks for both sides of the class system. you know, that's something that i mentioned that's very, very important. >> how do you mean? >> he speaks to people who have lack of access and speaks to people who have access. i mentioned jay-z. what makes him so powerful, he can speak to the streets in the same language, but also represents being a ceo, being pan entrepreneur, being a business leader. you don't see those types of examples. you aspire to what you're exposed to, and i think he represented something that was such so much bigger than music, so much bigger than the gang culture, the street culture, l.a. he represented somebody that knew their power and walked in it and lived in it and shared wisdom and shared information and made that who they were to ultimately evaluate and empower people. and i feel like that's who he was, that's what his legacy was,
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that's what his music spoke to. and i think that what he'll be remembered for. >> what a blessing for you to have that time with him. julian mitchell, a pleasure. >> appreciate it. >> just in, new cnn reporting on the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi and the quote/unquote blood money that his children may get. in true british style,
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