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hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. thanks so much for joining me. there have been more than a few blockbuster hearings on capitol hill that have deserved to be called blockbuster, historic and the most highly anticipated of all time. and next week another hearing joins those ranks. robert mueller, the former special counsel who spent more than two years investigating russian interference in the 2016 election, and the president and his campaign, he is finally testifying before congress. democrats and republicans alike finally able to press him on his 448-page report and statements
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like this. >> the order appointing me special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> how important is this moment for the country? we will see. how important is this for the committees? look no further than cnn's report this morning about the intense preparation that is underway. cnn's manu raju is on capitol hill. manu, lay it out for us. what are you hearing and seeing about how they're preparing. >> there have been intense preparations behind-the-scenes, including mock hearings. they had a top aide playing robert mueller. similarly the house democrats and intelligence committee had a top aide playing robert mueller as well. that usually does not happen unless a hearing is so significant like the one that we're expected to see on wednesday when millions of people will be tuning in.
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probably one of the most watched events in congressional hearings in decades. we're learning new details about exactly how that's going to play out. there will be back-to-back hearings first. the house judiciary and the democrats plan to focus on obstruction of justice, particularly five episodes laid out in the mueller report, including the president allegedly telling his former white house counsel don mcgahn to fire robert mueller, and mcgahn later denied reports that he did indeed try to fire robert mueller. and also directing corey lun cow ski, the former campaign manager to tell the attorney general at the time jeff sessions to limit the investigation and directing corey lewandowski to tell sessions if he doesn't meet with lewandowski that trump would fire the attorney general. and also alleged witness tampering, the wt allegedly trying to convince people not to flip like paul manafort. there will be five areas the
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judiciary committee plan to focus on. then the house intelligence committee will focus on the russian interference aspect of the report, including democrats want to talk about contacts that occurred with russians and the wikileaks. trump's knowledge of the wikileaks email dump ahead of time and trump's touting on stolen emails more nan 100 times on the campaign trail. republicans have their own plans, including trying to poke holes into the team, what they believe is a bias team of investigators. they would to focus on the anti-trump text from lisa page and struck. and they want to talk about how the surveillance warrant was obtained on the former adviser page. all these play out on two sides and paint starkly different narratives about whalk what occurred and the question is will robert mueller go anything beyond the four corners of the report. at the moment democrats say as
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long as he reiterates what's in the report, that would be good enough for them. and the big question about the democratic and republican members stick to the script or will any freelance. >> that might be the biggest question or surprise, maybe, if they actually stick to the script and the plan. great to see you, manu. thank you so much. manu has a lot of really interesting detail. it just shows how important both sides are holding up this hearing. joining me right now the cnn political analyst white house reporter for the "washington post." paul, let's start with the judiciary committee as manu was laying out. if the judiciary is focused on obstruction, volume 2, on five episodes, what do you think then -- for you, what is a key question on that? >> i think we could play off actually how we open the show today, and that is my first question to mueller would be you said if you had -- you were clear that the president did not commit a crime, you would have
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said so. please explain that. and then, in other words, flip it around. because what he's really saying is there's evidence of a crime here. i would force him to expound on that. >> i absolutely agree, paul, because when he says i'm not going to go beyond the four corners of the report, there is more explaining that can be done on that. >> that is a stated conclude. i cannot confidently state that he did not commit a crime. explain the basis of that finding. now he's got to go and say, well, there was some evidence of a crime. really? what was the evidence of a crime? and then i would go through the elements of obstruction of justice. he's an attorney. and i would say you're well aware there are three elements to the crime. and then you go through each element and you say it was a judicial proceeding, wasn't it? yes. was there any attempt to obstruct your investigation? yes, there was. >> what were those efforts? comey was fired. by the way, the president tried to fire you, didn't he?
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did you deserve to be fired? did you act in an incompetent way? would firing you obstruct your investigation? how is he going to respond to those questions? you' you're. >> you're making me more excited in how this is going to play out. >> most of them have minimal experience in cross-examination. >> they're very intelligent staffers. >> you have to be able to corner a witness slowly and then go for the big question. >> and do it in five minutes. >> yes. >> democrats and republicans have been holding these mock hearings to refine their approaches. manu put it in a really interesting way. committee staff are working to divide up the questions for lawmakers in a way that will be logical to millions of television viewers. i haven't heard of this before in terms of a hearing that we're going to be watching play out. have you? >> not really. it really is remarkable. but it's clear why house democrats are employing that
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strategy to kind of translate this very dense 448-page report to a television audience. because we saw at the special counsel's surprise a doj press statement a little over a month ago, just the power of a visual. he did not really repeat anything beyond what was in the mueller report. but you saw just the immediate impact that him just going up there and saying the conclusions of the report and saying what he said had. i mean, for example, there are two democratic presidential candidates, cory booker and kirsten gillibrand who have kind of danced around the impeachment question, but they saw the mueller statement and they said after what he said today, we need to have these proceedings. we need to have the inquiry proceed. and i think that's what house democrats are hoping for. they are hoping that that visual of mueller being in front -- being sworn into congress, being in front of lawmakers and have his testimony airing live really changes the public perception, even if he doesn't go beyond what his -- or what his report
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said. >> and the intel committee then, paul, is focused on volume 1, the russia connection. the report said it did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the russia government in its election activities. if that's the case, what question if you have one for mueller on this? this one seems more clear-cut. >> it does seem clear-cut. but there are dangerous areas for the president, and most specifically if you go to specific actions, for instance, paul manafort, who is campaign chairman releasing polling information to this russian, that's what i would focus on with mueller. i would say why would the trump campaign in your opinion released polling information to a russian operative. doesn't that suggest to you, mr. mueller, that they were trying to cooperate with the russians in moving the election one way or another? that's a hard question to dodge if that question is posed carefully. but in order to do this, what the congressional -- what the
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congressmen have to do is they have to have synchronized approach to questioning. >> and they've been practicing that. they've been rehearsing that. if they can stick to their strategy, it may be the first time in congressional hearing history that members of congress do not speechify. am i right? >> exactly. but it's hard to control. when you have a national audience tuning into your every word, you and i know, kate, that members of congress like to grandstand, especially when they have their five minutes. instead of asking really precise, short, probing questions, a lot of these members will use their five minutes to make a grand speech that they will clip on youtube and spread out on their twitter account and spread for their constituents. but you know that democrats are working hard behind the scenes to make sure you can extract some sort of answers from mueller and not make this into a show. >> one quote i saw from a
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staffer is if she didn't read the book, they'll match the movie, but it always depends on what happens in those hours of what movie we're going to be watching and what the fallout on. thank you so much, really appreciate it. do not miss the mueller hearing next week, the testimony will congress will be live. cnn special coverage begins wednesday morning at 8:00 eastern. so we have not the lineup and it includes a major rematch. what will happen when kamala harris and joe biden take the stage together again for round two of cnn's debate? that's next. plus president trump says the u.s. war ship brought down an iranian drone, but iran insists all of its drones are present and accounted for. what really happened? that's because of all these cell towers. glorious, isn't it?! but guess what? straight talk wireless runs on the same 4g lte networks... ...for up to half the cost. the unlimited plan is just 45 bucks a month. no contract. why haven't we switched? you really should, it's a really good deal.
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everyone loves a rematch and that is exactly what you're going to get. joe biden and kamala harris are going head to head once again on the second night of the upcoming cnn democratic debates. the lineups announced just last night and there is a top tier matchup on the first night of the debate as well. the two leading progressives in the race, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren will be standing side by side for the first time in this race. but those are just four of the 20 candidates that will be taking the stage, which means we've got a lot more to watch for. cnn politics reporter and editor at large, chris is kind enough
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to be here with me. chris, take us through this. what are the stages going to look like? how different is it going to look this time than last? >> quite different, i think. to your point, we're going to have the four front runners two on each night. you mentioned this, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. warren is taking liberal voters from bernie sanders. they're both going after the same pot of voters. bernie sanders may need to hit back. here's another one, baity buzz stolen by buttigieg. so remember, beto o'rourke was the buzz candidate in this campaign in early 2019. something pete buttigieg has taken all of that momentum and o'rourke really struggling. amy klobuchar, minnesota senator hanging in the back of the pack. the qualifications for the debate after this one, the ones in september go way up. she would almost certainly miss the debate in september if she doesn't have a moment in this debate. let's go to the next one. so she's got to make something
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happen. obviously this is a big fight. biden/harris. harris clubd biden over busing earlier in the first debate. also keep a watch here, biden is sandwiched between two of his biggest critics, both people of color and both have criticized his record on race. michael bennet, i thought he made a good argument against biden. i think he has a case to make. and then the other one that i want to look at. this. this is probably the best he could hope for. he is businessman and he's next to kamala harris right there in the center even though it's polling at 1.4%. like i said, i could do more, but how was that? >> good. >> it's friday. >> mission accomplished, chris. great to see you. thank you so much. joining me right now political reporter for
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bloomberg, it's great to see you. christys this up perfectly so let us discuss. the first night is going to be a clash of the progressive warriors in sanders versus warren. but they are also surrounded, when you see -- when you see all of them up there, they're surrounded by moderates. what are the flash points going to be? >> this could go one of two ways. this could be a love fest of sorts between elizabeth warren and bernie sanders because they pretty much agree on the issues. but as chris pointed out, they are aiming for a similar type of voter, the progressive economic revolutionaries and there are differences in their profiles, but they're absolutely trying to claim the progressive lane. so i suspect we may see some subtle attempts to distinguish themselves from each other. bernie sanders love to point out that he has been here forever. he's been saying the message about raising the minimum wage and economic change for decades. as for the second night, i'm really struck by the demographic
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contrast. joe biden, the front-runner is rup against three women, five non-white candidates. all of the others are younger than him. this is a fascinating split screen between what the democratic party used to look like and what it increasingly is looking like heading into the future. >> and we're going to see it playing out in the questions and topics, and just as you're looking at the stage. as you mentioned on the second night you've got the harris/biden rematch. is that a rematch biden and his team were looking for? >> i doubt it but i suspect they will be much better prepared for it this time. his mistake last time was he didn't expect the personal attack coming from kamala harris. that little girl was me line, he didn't quite empathize with that. i think it hurt him. this time i doubt he'll be in a position to make that mistake. if kamala harris went after him again in round two, i'm not sure how that would play if she attempts it a second time. but on the first night as well,
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it's interesting that there are those two progressives who are trying to compete for that and the other moderates. one of the moderates there, steve bullock is the one new candidate in this debate, basically swapped for eric swalwell who dropped out and i'm told he plans to highlight the fact that he's the only candidate in this massive field who has won in a state that president trump won and one pretty handily. that could be a distinguishing factor and his team also views the contrast between him who is going to focus on pragmatism and here and now policies versus the idealism of bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. >> i am really interested to hear the steve bullock to the debate stage means because he has a very interesting and unique take, not only as one of the gofs, but also one who won in a state that trump won. >> on the second night when you look at the field, you have harris and biden have qualified for the next round of debates in the fall, of course.
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but nobody else on -- as of now, nobody else in the second night, other than those two, have. does that mean then that this is do or die for everyone else on the stage? >> probably. it mean, if it's not do or die now, it's getting very close to that. it's going to be tough. it's going to be tough for the candidates to distinguish themselves and get a meaningful bump. we saw a number of candidates have interesting moments. have some powerful moments in the first debate like julian castro, for instance. kirsten gillibrand had a lot to say. she was not shy about jumping in and speaking her mind when she felt like it. but neither of them got a pump in the polls. there are four clear front runners and others who are kind of hanging. is anyone else going to make an impact no matter how well they do? i'm not sure the answer is yes. >> again, it's like two things that you have to like square at the same time. it is still very early, but you
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are running out of time to make it on the next debate stage, which is when it is do or die. you're on the debate stage or you have no shot. it's great to see you. >> thank you, kate. >> ahead for us, president trump stirs up a crowd and then denies the take. it's a pattern that we've seen repeated time and time again. but does rewriting history actually work? related macular degeneration, which could lead to vision loss. so today i made a plan with my doctor, which includes preservision. because it's my vision, my love of the game, my open road, my little artist. vo: only preservision areds 2 contains the exact nutrient formula recommended by the national eye institute to help reduce the risk of moderate to advanced amd progression. man: because it's my sunset, it's how i see my life. it's my vision. preservision. let them move the way they were born to in new pampers cruisers 360 fit with its ultra stretchy waistband..
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today the president is once again trying to rewrite history. insisting that he tried to stop a crowd in north carolina that broke out into a chant of send her back as he continued his attacks on four democratic congresswomen of color. now the president says he disagreed with it, didn't like it, and tried to shut the crowd down. >> when your supporters last night were chanting send her back, why didn't you stop them, why didn't you ask them to stop saying that? >> well, number one, i think i did. i started speaking very quickly. it really was -- i disagree with it, by the way. but it was quite a chant and i felt a little bit badly about it, but i will say this, i did -- and i started speaking very quickly. >> you'll stop them if they try to do it again? >> i didn't like that they did it and i started speaking very quickly. >> very quickly. that, of course, is not accurate. not accurate according to
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reporters in the stadium at the time and not accurate according to the tape. >> omar has a history of launching vicious anti-semitic screeds. [ crowd chanting ] >> she talked about the evil israel and it's all about the benjamins. not a good thing to say. >> we see that, we know that. what is now most interesting about this revisionist history is this isn't the first time donald trump has tried this. it is similar to another trump-inspired chant lock her up which you heard over and over in the 2016 campaign about hillary clinton. then in july of 2016 trump said he didn't like that, either. >> when i started talking about
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hillary clinton, the veterans who saw her 24 hours before started screaming lock her up, lock her up, lock her up. and i said don't do that. i didn't do that for any reason. i didn't like it. and they stopped. >> but they really didn't stop. that chant is still happening and did as recently as last month. [ crowd chanting ] >> and do you notice there that donald trump is also not trying to stop the crowd there either? wait, there is more. do you remember this classic? >> have you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? seriously. just knock the -- i promise you, i will pay for the legal fees. i promise. i promise. >> so of course when a trump supporter actually did sucker punch a protester at the rally, the campaign distanced itself
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earlier from the violence saying obviously they discourage this kind of behavior. sensing a pattern? let's get to the white house. katilan collins is there for us. kaitlyn, which incident about the president. if this isn't about the president truly trying to discourage his supporters from doing anything, you are learning that it is about pressure from behind the scenes? >> kate t day after that chant happened in greenville, north carolina, where i was, you saw republicans coming out denouncing the chant, but very few of them were condemning the president himself over that. except we are now being told behind the scenes that the white house was essentially getting an ear full from some of their allies telling the president that he needs to disavow himself from the chant, distance himself. that's why you see the president take that position in the oval office yesterday. some of the people that we know, vice president viek pence got an ear full from republicans talking about what kind of tough
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position they were in when reporters were asking them do you think it's okay for the president's supporters to chant this. we're also told that the president's daughter ivanka trump is another person he heard from urging him to distance himself. but yesterday you see him in the oval office with a reporter and he says he doesn't like it and he tried to move on quickly so the chant would stop going on, which isn't true if you see the video. now the president is blaming the media, lashing out saying they're the ones responsible fr the reaction. a lot has to do with a president who doesn't like one on one confrontation and that's why you're seeing him change his tune. >> this isn't the first time we've heard about ivanka stepping in behind-the-scenes to try to moderate her father. >> ivanka trump or one of his close family members steps in
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and advices him to change his mind. that was something that was a big story line at the beginning of the administration with ivanka trump and you kind of saw a change after the paris climate accord. she was a voice who made pretty public that she wanted her father not to withdraw from that. he disregarded her advice and did so anyway. after that you stopped seeing the stories as much talking about her involvement and what she advises her father to do. this time around it is something that ramped back up. >> great to see you. thank you so much. ahead a new escalation in the standoff between iran and the u.s. iran denying president trump's announcement that the u.s. destroyed an iranian drone. so what happens now?
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president trump says the u.s. brought down an iranian drone in the all-important strait of hormuz. iran says that's, quote, delusional. and that wasn't the only thing to happen this week. the media reports that iran ambushed a tanker with 12 people on board. the trump administration is also sending hundreds of troops to the region. barbara starr is joining me live with much more on this. barbara, what are you hearing about this drone? >> good morning, kate. the president him schl laid it out yesterday at the white house saying that a drone, an iranian drone came within 1,000 yards of a u.s. navy warship, the boxer as it was traveling through the strait of hormuz. this was an unsafe distance that the u.s. tried to use radio
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calls to warn whoever was operating to make it move. it did not. and that is when u.s. marines used the advanced technology you see on board on uss box r, essentially electronic warfare for lack of a better description, frying the electronics of the drone to make it crash into the sea. iran came back today and said it never happened, they didn't lose a drone and suggesting that the u.s. may have downed its own drone. maybe people need to use their common sense to come to their own conclusion about the likelihood of the u.s. military accidently downing one of its own drones. but this comes as we see these really almost constant provocations by iran, the u.s. responding by sending u.s. troops to saudi arabia so an air field so they can use it tot patrol air space and keep an eye on iran. the u.s. is adamant it's not looking for war with iran.
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all of this is about deterrence and trying to keep the sea lanes open and the air space open. but iran continuing in the u.s. view to engage in these provocations. kate. >> great to see you, barbara. thank you so much for that. joining me now is the former secretary of the navy under president obama. it's great to see you, secretary. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> first on the drone, if it did as we assume it did, come within about 1,000 yards of the "uss boxer," how dangerous is that, how provacative. >> it's pretty provacative. unclear how dangerous it is. but you warn them off and if they don't leave, you did what the marines did. >> you do what you have to do. >> and i think this was a great example of whatever comes along, whatever threat, big or small, marines, sailers are going to be able to meet it. >> iran is denying that any drone was lost. is there any reason to question this? is there any other possibility? iran is suggesting that united
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states downed its own droene. >> the u.s. military put out a statement saying we downed an iranian drone, here's how we did it. are you going to believe me or your lying eyes? >> i think that's a perfect way to say it. last time you were on we were talking about another dangerous chapter that we were looking at in the strait of hormuz and the latest attack on an oil tanker. this just kind of continues this dangerous -- i don't know if we call it a tit-for-tat or an escalation, but iran shoots down a drone, u.s. brings down an iranian drone. if this is escalating, which it looks like it is, where do we go next? what happens? >> the danger is that we don't know. we could make a mistake. there could be something inadvertent that happens. and all of this goes back to this president pulling out of a deal with iran that was working,
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that was being verified. that was lowering tensions in the region, without a plan of what happens next. so now you've got this back and forth, this tit-for-tat, as you said, that we don't know whether it's going. but we do know it's continuing and we do know that neither side is really trying to lower the tensions, which makes it an increasingly dangerous situation because of the unknowns and because of the uncertainty and because we don't know whether either side is trying to end up. >> exactly right. and is there a way to lower tension if the administration continues along this path, spending troops over to saudi arabia? i mean, the way that -- and this isn't just on the administration, this is on iran as well. but is there something that you would suggest in watching foreign policy for so long and from your experience of how to lower tension when you know how this administration has no appetite to reengage with iran on a new nuclear deal right now?
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>> very frankly, we had the time to do it. i don't know what this administration is going to do. and i don't think they know. that's what makes it so dangerous. same thing with the iranians. i think they're probing and sending a message saying we can do this whenever we want to. keeping us on high alert, taking assets away from other things. but one other thing. when navy seals killed osama bin ladin, that's something the president of the united states announces. when marines fry the electronics of a small iranian drone, that's something that gets put out in sort of the ordinary course of business by the u.s. military. >> what do you think that says? >> i don't know. but you think somebody is trying to deflect attention from something really awful that happened like racist tweets? >> do you think that's possible,
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the full sum of what this could be? in your view, the u.s. navy taking out a drone, an unmanned drone, that's just -- that's not regular -- it's not every day, but you don't think that raises to the level of a presidential announcement? >> no, it's not every day, but it's also, we pointed out at first, it's an unknown threat but it's a small drone. sailers and marines were prepared for this. they took it out pretty easily. and that's just another day. you put it out, you explain the context and you move on. >> really interesting perspective. great to see you, secretary. thanks for being here. always appreciate it. thank you so much. coming up next for us, a pesticide used on fruit and vegetables has been linked to brain damage in children, so why isn't the epa doing anything about it? as a home instead caregiver,
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a chemical link to brain damage in children. that is something to pay attention to and that is now a chemical that the epa has announced is going to allow to be used on pesticides that of course go on our food. it's a chemical used on crops and proven effective against mosquitos and caulk roaches, but scientists say that it's linked to brain damage in children. multiple studies say this, but the trump administration is ignoring that research, saying that they cannot use it. what is going on here? >> this is a huge win for chemical manufacturers. we're talking about a widely used pesticide that scientists
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say as you point out associated with neurological problems in children, potentially resulting in lower iqs, disorders like a.d.d., autism. the epa banned this pesticide for household use but they still allowed agricultural producers to use it so it does ending up on fruits and vegetables. environmental groups essentially failed to provide sufficient evidence to support banning it so that is the reason that they gave for their decision. the agency says that they will continue an ongoing review to make its next determination about this pesticide by 2022, but i do want to point out that a ban on it was initiated under the obama administration, but it was reversed under the trump administration. critics are saying this is just another example of epa operating counter to science and putting the interests of the lobby ahead of public health, kate. >> and so the epa has ruled. is there anything that can now
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be done about it? >> well, what we're all going to be looking for next is, you know, what happens in the court. i can tell you that environmental groups have taken the epa to court over this issue. now the big question is will the court step in and overrule the epa on this decision. that we will have to wait and see, kate. >> all right. we'll wait and see and pay very close attention to it. thank you so much, i really appreciate you bringing that to us. >> sure. coming up next, summer scorcher. tens of millions of americans are bracing for dangerous record high heats. look at that graphic. we'll have much more on what this means for you and how widespread it is. that's coming up next. what about him? let's do it. [ sniffing ] come on. this summer, add a new member to the family. hurry into the mercedes-benz summer event today for exceptional offers. lease the glc 300 suv for just $419 a month
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nearly 200 million people could be facing a deadly heat wave making its way across the country this weekend. peak temperatures are expected to set in today. we are talking all throughout the east coast and the midwest. cnn meteorologist chad meyers is joining me now from the weather center with more on this. chad, yes, it is summer. but what is surprising is how hot it's actually going to get here and how much of the country is facing this at once. >> right. and the humidity that won't allow your body to evaporate the
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sweat that it produces. that's the true problem. it's going to feel like 115 degrees in downtown chicago today. if you take a look at o'hare, probably 108. get near the buildings, that's where the heat will be. omaha will be 116 this afternoon. and the heat that's in chicago will be farther to the east by saturday and sunday. new york city will feel like 109 in manhattan. easily could feel like 115. in the do not try this at home category for today, the weather service in omaha, nebraska, put biscuits in the front seat of their car and parked it in the sun. eight hours later, they believe that the biscuits were done and they had a willing participant to try the biscuits. i don't recommend it at home. please, do not try this but they said they were edible. the middle was still gooey so, yes, it kind of works but just don't do it. that plate got to 185 degrees. at 162, your skin will be
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scorched. so hot pads for sure for those guys as they got those pans out of there. there's going to be some severe weather today across parts of the midwest because a cold front is coming. it truly is going to make a big difference for next week. by the time we talk about this next week, we'll talk about how cool it is rather than how hot it is. new york city, you'll be dropping somewhere in the ballpark of 30 degrees in 48 hours. chicago, you go from 97 air temperature not in the sunshine and not with the humidity all the way down to 61 for a morning low by monday, tuesday morning. so much, much cooler. even below normal. our normal should be 84 new york, and by next monday, tuesday, below that. so just take it with a grain of salt, make sure the pets are taken care of and not in the sunshine with plenty of water. kids, pets, adults, take care of yourself too. this is a short but brief and very, very extreme hot weather event. >> that temperature change, that is crazy that's happening going into next week.
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>> and that's why there will be severe weather today around minneapolis and madison, wisconsin. there could be some tornados. >> chad, thank you so much. really important perspective on this. thank you all for joining me. "inside politics" with john king starts right now. thank you, kate. welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. thank you for sharing your day with us. the lineups are set. democratic debates round two includes a biden/harris rematch. and on the other, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren whose public talk of being friends and allies is being tested by an intense campaign competition. plus hope hicks has some explaining to do. she told congress under oath she knew nothing about hush money payments to stormy daniels. newly released documents from the michael cohen case paint a very different picture. and pnt


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