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top of the hour, you're watching cnn, brooke baldwin. days after the trump administration almost dropped bombs on iran, the president is instead imposing what he calls hard-hitting sanctions against the islamic republic. president says it's in response to iran's increased provocations in that part of the world, including the downing of a costly u.s. military drone. these new sanctions against iran target the country's supreme leader and other top-ranking military officials. >> the assets of ayatollah komani and his office won't be spared from the sanctions. these measures represent a strong and proportionate response to iran's increasingly provocative actions.
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i think a lot of restraint has been shown by us. a lot of restraint. and that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future. but i felt that we want to give this a chance. give it a good chance. because i think iran potentially has a phenomenal future. >> cnn's kaitlan collins is at the white house, and kaitlan, tell me more about the sanctions. who will they affect? >> reporter: essentially, these sanctions are going to target iran's supreme leader. and the white house says they'll bar him from accessing those international banking systems. they'll also go after eight of the military commanders and in that briefing that we rarely see any more, the treasury secretary, steven mnuchin, said the president had also instructed him to designate the nation's top diplomat later this week. though that wasn't included in the press release the treasury department released shortly after. and typically something like that wouldn't be disclosed before they're actually ready to move forward with it. what you're seeing overall here, brooke, is this is the president's preferred method to striking iran.
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he thinks these sanctions are a better response in response to them downing that u.s. drone, going after those tanker ships, according to the administration. and so the question now is going to be, essentially, does it work? and what you're going to witness over the next few days and few weeks is a waiting game on behalf of the administration to see if these sanctions actually do make iran come to the table, if they do surrender to the economic pressure that the u.s. is trying to place on them. because you've got to keep in mind here, the secretary of state, mike pompeo, said 80% of iran is already under sanction. >> i know that some of president trump's national security advisers actually supported a more aggressive response, and i know you have new reporting about the president's inner circle. >> virtually all of them wanted the president, thought a military response was the right response to them downing that u.s. military drone. but it was the president who changed his mind at the end of last week. and brooke, you saw something really interesting happen this weekend. that was the president went to camp david, essentially on his own. he didn't travel with the senior policy aides or cabinet members
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or even the vice president or any family members like he typically does. but instead when he got on marine one and left the white house on saturday, he only had a few junior staffers in tow, besides the social media director who if you talk to at the white house, say he's more of a friend to the president than policy adviser. mick mulvaney did go up to camp david later in the day, several hours after the president had arrived. and, of course, the president said that trip was going to be about meetings and calls on iran. now, of course, when the president goes somewhere, he has a state-of-the-art communications system, so he can essentially talk to whoever he wants to. but we should note, his national security adviser, john bolton, was in jerusalem, mike pompeo was getting ready for a trip where he went to brussels on sunday. and, of course, you saw that change in leadership at the pentagon at midnight sunday. and when we asked the white house what it was the president did this weekend, they declined, and said none of the communications staffers were at camp david for the president either. >> kaitlan, thank you.
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a critical week lies ahead for the men and while vying to become the next democratic nominee. among the candidates taking the stage on miami wednesday, elizabeth warren, beto o'rourke, julian castro and cory booker. while fast forward, bernie sanders, pete buttigieg and joe biden is thursday night. those debates come as candidates face a deadline for second quarter fund raising and before bernie sanders' footsteps on the stage, the vermont senator is unveiling a proposal to wipe out $1 trillion -- $1 trillion -- in student debt for millions of americans. >> ten years ago, because of their greed and illegal behavior, wall street banks were on the verge of collapse. and the united states congress, with taxpayer assistance, came to their aid. well, now we've got millions and millions of families in this country who are struggling with
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outrageous levels of student debt. and maybe instead of just worrying about wall street, shall we start worrying about those families and that generation and give them a break. >> ryan nobles is in washington. and so who exactly could benefit from this plan, and how would he pay for it? >> two good questions, brooke. a lot of people would benefit from it. 45 million americans, basically, if you're watching us right now and you have any student loan debt of any kind, it doesn't matter how much money you make or how much student loan debt you have, under this plan by bernie sanders, it would be eliminated the second this plan goes into effect. and it would cost a lot. $1.6 trillion. the way that sanders plans to pay for it is through a tax on wall street trades, a series of three different taxes he believes could raise as much as $2.4 million over the next ten years. this is also, of course, brooke, part of his broad plan to allow
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easier access to college and part of that $2.4 trillion will go to setting the stage for free public college in four-year schools and community colleges. so this is a broad plan by sanders, and he believes that this is about economic justice. now, it really depends on who you're talking to as to whether or not you think this is a good idea. if all of your student debt is already gone, well, then you're wondering where was this plan when you needed it? i actually asked sanders about that specifically today. what would you say to those folks who have already paid off their student loan debt and his argument was this. basically the cost of college has gone up so much in the past 10 to 20 years that there's a different burden placed on the group of americans that are facing college debt now, where our parents or people before them that came through the system had a lot more access to government funds to subsidize that cost. and that's why he believes now this is necessary. you see here too, brooke, the comparison to elizabeth warren's plan. she's already unveiled a college debt forgiveness plan.
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the difference with hers is, it's capped at $50,000. you can't go beyond that. and there's also an income component attached to it. meaning that high-level earners wouldn't be eligible. sanders was asked about that, as well, today. why give a benefit to people that perhaps don't need it. and he said basically he leav believes in universality, everybody should be able to benefit from it, and that's why he's calling for it in this form and fashion today. >> we'll listen to all of this coming up on questions wednesday, thursday. ryan, thank you very much. ask certainly not to be outdone by his 2020 rival, beto or rourke is also rolling out a plan to help veterans in need of health care once they return home. >> in our administration, we will make sure that we fulfill our end of the obligation as a country. we will spare no expense. we will bear any burden to make sure that we meet every single returning veteran with the care and the investment that they deserve. >> leyla santiago is following
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the o'rourke campaign for me. all right, explain this war tax. >> well, brooke, this actually isn't something that's very new to o'rourke. he has proposed it before when he was in congress as legislation. but, you know, this is part of a bigger plan for o'rourke. in that video you saw there, he was at a round table talking to veterans and talking to reporters. he later really stressed that he is for diplomacy, not war. and he wants to end these forever wars. let's look at the bullet points here you see on the screen. he talks about that war tax. more on that in a second. he talks about a lot of changes for veteran affairs health care. he talks about really focusing on women veterans as well as the lgbtq veterans and making sure there's equal treatment. so it's an eight-page policy. but you're right. that war tax is really a big part of it. and the war tax is essentially -- it's money that will be put in a trust that -- a trust fund that is established
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if the u.s. were to go to war again. you go to war, there's going to be a trust fund, he says, for veterans to take care of them when they come back. it would tax nonmilitary homes and that money would be used to go to programs that would benefit veterans. again, not necessarily a new idea, but something that he wants to make sure is a part of this. so what would that mean for that nonmilitary home? let's look at the numbers. you make less than $30,000, you're paying $25. you make more than $200,000, you're looking at a $1,000. so there's quite a range, based on your income. but let's talk strategy here. because one of the reasons that you'll hear his campaign really point out this policy right before the debate is because this is a way for him to highlight his experience, given that he was on the veteran affairs committee as a congressman, and oftentimes in town halls, i've heard him talk about how one of his greatest accomplishments was a legislation he introduced to
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increase access to mental health care for veterans. and it passed -- president trump passed it. so he claims that's one of his greatest achievements. this is a way for him to highlight that. and as you mentioned, right before that very first debate. yep. you got it. >> layla, thank you. beto o'rourke. coming up next, disturbing allegations against president trump. an author claiming that he sexually assaulted her in a dressing room back in the '90s. hear how the white house is responding to her claims. and nearly 100 leaked documents reveal the chaotic process inside the trump transition team and how major red flags were overlooked in some of the highest positions. also ahead, 11 people were killed after a skydiving flight in hawaii ended in a fiery crash. we are now learning that same plane was involved in an emergency landing at least one time before. stay with me. you are watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin.
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jean carroll. carroll says this happened back in the 1990s in a department store dressing room. carroll first detailed the incident in a book excerpt which was published in "new york" magazine and in part writes, quote, the moment the dressing room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly and puts his mouth against my lips. i am so shocked, i shove him back and start laughing again. he seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time. and as i become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder, and jams his hand under my coat and pulls down my tights. cnn spoke with carroll about her accusations, so here is cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: author and columnist e. jean carroll standing firmly behind her claim that donald trump sexually assaulted her in a department store dressing room two decades ago. >> the minute -- he went like
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this. i preceded him into the dressing room. the minute he closed that door, i was banged up against the wall. >> he slammed you against the wall. >> yeah, hit my head really hard. boom. >> reporter: carroll accounts the alleged attack in her new book, "what do we need men for: a modest proposal". president trump vehemently denied the allegations from the white house saturday. >> i have no idea who she is. what she did -- it's terrible. what's going on. so it's a total false accusation. and i don't know anything about her. >> reporter: carroll says she had a chance encounter with donald trump at bergdorfgoodman in the '90s but things turned violent when they ended up in a dressing room. >> he pulled down my tights. and it was a fight. it was -- i want women to know that i did not stand there, i did not freeze. no, i fought. and it was over very quickly. it was against my will. 100%. and i ran away.
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>> reporter: carroll goes into more graphic detail in her book, writing, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants and forcing his fingers around my private area, then thrust his penis halfway or completely, i'm not certain, inside me. but carroll still struggles to call it rape. >> i don't want to be seen as a victim, because i -- quickly went past it. it was a very, very brief episode in my life. very brief. i am not faced with sexual violence every single day like many women around the world. and so, yes, i'm very careful with that word. >> reporter: despite trump saying they never met, photos show them chatting at a party in the 1980s. >> there is some picture where we're shaking hands, it looks like, at some kind of event. i had my coat on, but i have no idea who she is. none whatsoever. >> reporter: trump dismissed carroll's account as a publicity stunt.
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>> on aimz you don't see it. >> reporter: a "access hollywood" tape focused showing trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. >> and when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. grab them by the pussy. do anything. >> reporter: at least 15 women have accused trump of sexual assault, harassment or lewd behavior. all from before he was president. trump denied all of their claims. at the time, carroll says she didn't feel compelled to share her story. >> there were, you know, an army of women. they were coming forward. so i sat back and let them -- also, i thought it was my fault. and when -- if i was going to come forward, i would have to say i was stupid, i was a nitwit, i allowed this. so my frame of mind was not the best. >> reporter: now carroll says she shared her account of what happened soon after it allegedly occurred roughly 20 years ago, and cnn spoke to the two friends she said she told about the allegations. both of them confirmed that carroll shared this version of events with them at the time.
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they said she appeared to be in shock over what had occurred. >> sara murray, thank you. and while the president's supporters have dismissed carroll's claims, george conway, husband to kellyanne conway is calling them hypocritical in the "washington post." conway recalls that at the height of the 2016 campaign, trump invited that group of women to a rally who claimed they had been sexually assaulted by bill clinton. one of them was a woman by the name of juanita broaddrick. so this is what conway writes. quote, trump called broderick courageous, and certainly carroll is as well. for carroll's story is as at least compelling as brodericks, if not more so. he goes on, republicans or conservatives would be hypocritical if they fail to champion carroll and condemn trump. cnn chief political analyst gloria borger is with me. and gloria, carroll is one of at least 15 women who have made accusations against the president. you know, this is, of course, taking place in the week of me
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too. to george conway's point, why do you think supporters of juanita broaddrick's claims don't see dismissing carroll's claims as hypocritical? >> i think they are -- they don't believe her. i think if they went out there and supported donald trump during the last election, and don't forget, donald trump denied these claims. many of them in the same way. saying i don't remember this woman, i never met this woman, et cetera, et cetera. that they're now in a way sort of boxed in. and they have to continue to say, this woman is just trying to sell her book, as donald trump said. juanita broaddrick wasn't trying to sell a book. she -- you know, she made a lot more sense to me. and so i think, you know, once you're in it, you're in it. and in a way, you know, for the american public, there is a sense, sad to say, that this is already baked in, and it's a little bit of dejavu. and so supporters of donald trump can say, oh, you know, there they go again. going after trump. >> do you think that's part of
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the reason why -- why hasn't this story, do you think -- gotten more attention? >> yeah, i think that's part of it. i really do, brooke. there is a sense here that people have later this story, many times before. now, there is a reason they've heard this story many times before. it has been told by different women many times before. and if you dismissed it in 2016 and you said, well, that was donald trump, you know, 20, 30 years ago, and he's a changed man, then you're going to believe him now. of course, don't forgive, though, we've been through the stormy daniels issue. i mean, that was, you know -- that was consensual, obviously. but he ended up paying her off. and so all of this -- people who support donald trump have clearly taken all of this into account and say, i don't care about it. i care about what he is doing for my taxes. i agree with him on immigration. and i agree with him on other
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issues. and so -- i mean, i've never -- honestly, this wouldn't happen with any other political candidate that i know of. >> but with the president himself -- you mentioned this a second ago, right? because he commented, he advanced the story, you know, accusing her of making it up while she is selling a book. >> right. well, the president likes to tell you, he fights back. and so he is incapable, i think, of not commenting on things. and once somebody accuses him of something this venal, he is going to say that never happened. the question is, at some point do you stop believing donald trump if you're a supporter of his. do you stop believing donald trump when it comes to these questions of sexual assault? there are so many. i mean, when do you reach a critical mass if it's not going to be 16 or 17 women? and i understand, yes, she is selling a book. and yes, she could have come out sooner. we understand all of that.
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she told allison, she decided not to come out when the other women came out because she was nervous about it, and they were doing a fine job of it. and so, you know, there is that, that they will use against her. but at a certain point, this will become a subject in the campaign. look at the trouble joe biden got in for putting his hands on a woman's shoulder publicly. because she felt uncomfortable. and democrats really reacted to that, and said, you know, that's not right. and look at this. donald trump -- there's kind of a shrug. >> yeah. yeah. at 16 now. >> yeah. and counting. >> stay with me. i want to ask you this, this disturbing picture of the vetting process happening inside the trump transition team in the days immediately following the election. leaked documents now reveal that red flags were ignored for several people nominated to very powerful positions. ♪ ♪
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eventually landed some of the most powerful jobs in the u.s. government. watch this. >> so we have obtained the internal vetting documents for around 100 of the people being considered and in many cases ultimately placed for top jobs in the trump administration. so we have this unique insight into how the people working on the trump transition team viewed the political and the ethical vulnerabilities of all of these people that ended up getting top jobs. >> so this is during the craziness after the election. >> yes. >> vetting their own people, trying to figure out their own red flags. >> yeah. so i've also done some reporting around this and verified these documents with sources who were directly involved. but basically what happened was, the trump transition team were understaffed. underresourced. nobody thought trump was going to win. barely anyone did. and they also fired chris
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christie, who was the person assigned to round the transition team. so they basically dump this enormous job of vetting candidates for jobs in the lap of the republican national committee. you had this group of about two dozen 20-something-year-old kids at the rnc using google and lexisnexis in an extreme hurry on the fly. >> this is for cabinet jobs? >> yes. >> west wing jobs? >> we're talking about people like ben carson, dan coats, betsy devos, don mcgahn, john kelly, james mattis, john bolton. you had people up for jobs that didn't get them. we have spent the past few weeks going through all of these documents. there's a section in the documents called red flags, which are all they're concerned. we have just gone through -- >> that's a lot of red flags. >> i should point out, this is all public sourced. the point is, it gives us a sense of what they saw to be concerns. some of them are really
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extraordinary. so general david petraeus, who was under consideration for secretary of state and national security adviser, so in his red flags, it literally says, petraeus is opposed to torture. that was one of his red flags. a reason to not pick him. because he was opposed to torture. kris kobach under consideration for homeland security secretary. he had a heading under political vulnerabilities titled white supremacy. this is the direct quote. past political opponents have accus accused kris kobach with connections to white supremacist groups and actually had a recommended question for kris kobach, do you have any ties to white supremacists, would you be willing to renounce them. >> one thing i was struck by. >> yeah. >> in any normal administration, any other administration, these files would never have been forwarded. these people would have been instantly disqualified. >> some of these people didn't get jobs, but the really amazing thing is the people when you go
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through this list who did get jobs. so scott pruitt, who ultimately became epa administrator lost his job because of serial ethical abuses and coziness with lobbyists. there is literally a section in his vetting form titled, quote, allegations of coziness with big energy companies. so they went ahead with that anyway. >> it was not just foreseeable, it was foreseen. >> i think it's important to point out the context of this. we have all read stories about the transition being spectacularly incompetent and chaotic. it's actually worse. it's genuinely stunning. that this is what they relied on to fill the most important roles in government. >> so this is the seeds of the trump administration. >> yeah. yeah. >> relationship with jared kushner. background, christie's u.s.
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attorney was involved in the prosecution of jared kushner's father, charles kushner, sentenced to prison in 2005. and then there's two questions and bullet points in bold skprchlt ju bold. >> and just to be clear, these are the suggested questions that the vetters wanted you to be asked by the president or reince priebus. >> do you believe your previous position as u.s. attorney who prosecuted charles kushner, has damaged your relationship with the curbers in to a point where you and jared kushner could not coexist in the trump administration. do you believe your removal as head of the trump transition team was orchestrated by jared kushner? yes. i do. and the reason i do is because that's what steve bannon told me. >> it's kind of interesting, seeing it in writing, right? >> oh, it's fascinating, yeah. you know -- and by the way, the interesting part of this, which shows you how disorganized they were, was they had an entire vice presidential vetting file on me. had all of my tax returns. had all of the stuff from the
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u.s. attorney years and my years as governor. that's what makes this even funnier, that they would go through this. >> i mean, this -- we've done some reporting to the background of this. it was done by 20-something-year-old rnc staffers. you and your team had done months of work. by election day, did you have a list of names for each cabinet position? i mean, what was the picture? >> what was turned over on monday, the day before the election, to the campaign, was a 30-volume set of all the transition planning. we had four cabinet recommendations for each cabinet position. and those were all delivered to the campaign the day before the election. >> and then what happened? >> well, on the thursday, i guess, after the election, i was fired. >> but this merri merits, doesn? there are all the funny ack he can dotes about the chaos, but this is really serious ultimately. i mean, what are the longer term
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consequences? >> the longer term consequences for the president and for the country was that he didn't have the very best people in front of him to be able to make a full and fair decision about. and then he paid the price for that later on with people like scott pruitt, people like mike flynn. we can go on and on. so in the end, this is a monumental staff failure that failed the president and as a result failed the country. >> gloria borger. it's stunning reporting by axios on hbo and we just wanted to run that clip. and just to highlight, jonathan highlighted kris kobach, for example, in the running for homeland security secretary, had the words white supremacy listed by his name as a vulnerability, not a disqualifier. >> not a disqualifier. >> your reaction. >> first of all, kudos to axios for getting these files. when you vet people, brooke, and i'm sure you know this, you have the fbi file, you have an ethics file and then you have a political file. and, of course -- >> not google?
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lexisnexis? >> these are the political files. if you ask me, the original sin in all of this vetting problem was firing the man you just showed on the air. was chris christie. because they fired chris christie, because they disagreed with him over mike flynn, for example, whom he did not want in the administration. and then it all kind of went nowhere. his books were thrown away, and then you had 20-something staffers googling people, asking ludicrous questions, and you had predictable results. these things are ridiculous, they're absurd. and those are -- were questions that could have been answered by any of us sitting around a table. and instead they paid attention to that and no attention to the painstaking work that christie and his team had done. >> do we have any indication, gloria, that the trump vetting process has improved? >> no.
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because i'm not so sure there is a vetting process. i mean, look at what happened with shanahan. who was going to be the secretary of defense, and now he's not. i think that what you saw in these vets, which was so interesting to me, is at the very top were quotes from people, things they had said about donald trump. he said you're a bad guy. he said you're a con certify on t the presidency. they knew those are the kinds of things that donald trump cares about. and that remains until this day. so the singular vetter, if that's a word, in this administration is donald trump. and it depends on how loyal he thinks you will be to him, what things you have said about him in the past, and whether he thinks he can mold you into the kind of yes person that he might want. and so when christie was saying, no, no, no about, say, general
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flynn, i think -- >> didn't like that. >> no, did not like that. and probably didn't like some of the people he recommended for other jobs. >> how about that? >> yep. >> gloria borger, thank you. >> thanks. coming up next, new details emerging about a plane crash in hawaii that killed 11 people. the ntsb says this isn't the first time this same plane has been under investigation. and we have news just in on the fate of those 9/11 first responders and the bill that jon stewart had been going after senate majority leader mitch mcconnell for. stand by for the update, next. biopharmaceutical researchers.
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. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has agreed to meet with 9/11 first responders tomorrow. this comes after jon stewart's emotional plea on capitol hill two weeks ago, where he accused leader mcconnell of dragging his feet on an extension of the 9/11 victims' compensation fund. sunlen serfaty is on capitol hill for us and has the very latest. and so the question, will these first responders get the funding they deserve? tell me about this meeting. >> that certainly is the question, brooke. and i just talked to a 9/11 first responder, john feel, where he confirmed this meeting is on the books with the senate majority leader tomorrow afternoon on capitol hill. feel tells me this is a meeting that had been previously in the works before jon stewart's very emotional testimony on capitol hill two weeks ago, but he said
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that after that hearing went viral, the plans were solidified. and he certainly believes that there now is a considerable amount of momentum and pressure on lawmakers on capitol hill to finally get something done on this issue. he said tomorrow we are going to challenge mitch mcconnell's humanity. so certainly a significant statement there. mcconnell, of course, has as you said, been engaged in this very public battle with jon stewart after that testimony up here on capitol hill. stewart calling out mcconnell for him to take a stand on this issue and vow to extend these health care benefits and other services that 9/11 first responders are still waiting for. and, you know, mcconnell has done that. he has vowed to fully fund it. but certainly the time line is important. the feeling that jon stewart and other first responders have that congress has been dragging their feet on this issue, and mcconnell kind of pushing back at this, singling out of jon stewart at times.
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he said, i wonder why stewart is all bent out of shape on the issue. brooke, big picture here. the house committee advanced that bill two weeks ago. it still has to be passed out of the full house. they have vowed to do that before the august recess. then and only then does it come over for the senate. certainly a significant moment tomorrow between the senate majority leader and these first responders. >> we'll talk again tomorrow and get an update for these first responders wanting the funding that -- for their families they so need. sunlen, thank you. still ahead here on cnn, the u.s. women's soccer team has just made it to the quarterfinals of the world cup, and it comes after they have moved one step forward in their fight for pay equity back here at home. plus news just in on the fate of harriet tubman on the $20 bill. red lobster's new weekday five days.s here: five deals. for fifteen dollars get a different deal every weekday til six pm like endless shrimp monday admiral's feast tuesday four course feast wednesday and more.
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the deadly crash of a skydiving plane in hawaii has investigators asking if a previous incident may have contributed to the friday accident. just after takeoff the plane crashed and burst into plane killing all 11 on board.
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the national transportation safety board is looking at a 2016 incident where 15 people were forced to jump out of the very same plane during a flight in california. so nick watt, let's go to you. you've been digging on the prior incident. what happened? >> reporter: well, this, as you mentioned, was back in 2016. a very similar scenario. the plane was taking skydivers into the air and we have video to show you. we got this from one of the people on the plane, a sky diver by the name of acel. the plane stalled three times and spun out of control and the skydivers in the back jumping out to save their own lives. the pilot did get the plane back under control but a piece of the tail flew off and later in the video you could hear one of the skydivers filming that piece of plane wreckage falling to the ground saying now you know how lucky you are. now the problem is, the 11 sky
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divers who were on board on friday night in oahu were not lucky at all. this plane died -- sorry, blew up just after takeoff. ball of flames and everybody on board perished. now the ntsb is right now amongst other lines of inquiry looking into whether that previous incident is connected to the current incident. they will be looking back at maintenance records an the records of the repairs that were done to that plane after that previous crash to find out if it was indeed air-worthy. but the horrific headline of this story, 11 people dying as that plane was trying to take off and we do not know exactly what went wrong. but the ntsb said they will update us with more information, brooke, probably in about a couple of hours from now. >> i can't believe the video you got your hands on from 2016 of everyone in there scrambling as the plane stalled and they're all jumping out the door and they survived.
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just in, the u.s. women's soccer team just beat spain to advance to the world cup quarterfinals as we get word the team has agreed to mediation in the gender discrimination lawsuit against the soccer federation. i talked to julie foughty about this recently. >> denmark, who is not at this world cup, they actually, because they were fighting their own contract, this is the women's soccer team, they ended up boycotting a world cup qualifier which is why they are now at the world cup. it metropolitan th -- it meant that much to them. so sadly you're seeing female athletes saying i'm going to risk my career, risk giving up an olympics or world cup because it matter this is much to me. >> let's remember the u.s. women are the most successful in the history of women's soccer anywhere in the world.
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three world cup titles, four olympic gold medals but after they won in the 2015 world cup, they earned a third of what the men made and that is after losing -- the men losing in the 16th round in 2014. perspective. i'm brooke baldwin. thanks for being here. "the lead" starts now. leaked white house vetting documents that raise more red flags than the club promote or did on your daughter. "the lead" starts now. president trump returns to washington as the crisis with iran takes another dangerous turn and it is not nearly the only crisis at home or abroad k commanding the president's attention now. new sanctions coming down on iran as another acting secretary of defense takes charges at pentagon. will maximum pressure on the regime lead to the negotiating table or tomahawk missiles. and it all begins again this week. 2020 democrats in training for the first debates of the presidential electio