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so when i met with president putin for about two and a half hours, we talked about numerous things, and among those things are the problems that you see in the middle east, they are very much involved. we are very much involved. i entered the negotiations with president putin from a position of tremendous strength. our economy is booming, and our military is being funded 700 billion this year, $716 billion next year. and will be more powerful as a military than we have ever had before. president putin and i addressed the range of issues starting with the civil war in syria and the need for humanitarian aid and help for people in syria. thold therke of iran and the ams and th dstabilizing activities taking place in iran.
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as most of you know we ended the iran deal which was one of the worst deals anyone could imagine and that has had a major impact on iran and it has substantially weakened iran and we hope at some point iran will call us and we will make a new deal or maye we won't but iran is not the same country that it was five months ago. that i can tell you, they are no longer looking so much to the mediterranean and the entire middle east. they have some big they can solve probably much easier if they deal with us. and question will see what happens. but we did discuss iran. we discussed israel and the security of israel and president putin is very much involved now with us in the disussion with, and netanyahu with working something out with surrounding syria and syria and specifically with regards to the security and
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long-term security of israel. a major topic of discus remove its nuclear weapons. russia has assured us of its support, president putin says he agrees with me 100 percent and they will do whatever they have to do to try to make it happen. discussions are ongoing and they are going very, very well, we have no rush for speed, the sanctions are remaining, the hostages are back, there have been no tests, there have been no rockets going up for a period of nine months, and i think the relationships are very good. so we will see how that goes. we have no time limit, we have no speed limit, we have -- we are just going through the process, but the relationships are very good. president putin is going to as u hou like to see that happen. perhaps the most important issue we have discussed at our meeting, prior to the press
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nuclear weapons throughout the world, the united states and russia have 90 percent, as i said, and we can have a big impact but nuclear weapons as i think, are i think the greatest threat to our world today, and they are a great nuclear power, we are a great nuclear power, we have to do something about nuclear, and so that was a matter that we discussed, actually in great detail and president putin agrees with me. the matters we discuss ready profound in their importance and have the potential to save millions of lives. i understand that many disagree, there is difference between country but i want you to understand that the dialogue and when you think about it, dialogue with russia or dialogue with other countries but dialogue with russia in this case, when we had such poor relationships for so many years, dialogue is a very important thing and it is a very good thing. so if we get along with them,
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great, if we don't get along with them, then we won't get along with them. but i think we have a very good chance of having some very positive things. i thought that the meeting that i had with president putin was really strong. i think that they were willing to do things that frankly i wasn't sure whether or not they would be willing to do, and we will be having future meetings and we will see whether or not that comes to fruition, but we had a very, very good meeting so i just wanted to clear up, i have the strongest respect for our intelligence agencies headed by my people. we have great people, whether it is gina or dan coates or any of them, we have tremendous people, tremendous talent within the agencies. i think they are being guided properly, and we all want the same thing. we want success for our country. so with that, we are going to start a meeting now on tax
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reductions, we will be putting in a bill, kevin brady is with us and i might ask kevin just to say a couple of words about that, and then we will get back on to a private meeting, but kevin could you maybe give a brief discussion about what we will be talking about? >> yes, sir, mr. president. thank you for having members of the ways and means committee here today. peace through strength is foreign policy that works and it works best when america has a strong economy and a strong military. under your leadership house and senate republicans are delivering on both of them. today is about how we can strengthen america's economy even more, and we think the best place to start is with america's middle class families and our small businesses. so today we are here to talk to you about making permanent this tax relief, one, so they can continue to growo, so we can add million and a half new jobs and 3, we can fre washington
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trying to steal back those hard earned dollars that you and thef having us here tl, what do you think that might be, kevin? >> we anticipate the house voting on this in september, and the senate, setting a timetable as well. >> well, that is great. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> okay. there you go, the president at the white house just moments ago saying i realize there is a need for some clarification following his comments yesterday after the meeting in helsinki with vladimir putin. the president yesterday said i don't see any reason why it would be russia involved in the 2016 election meddling, today he said what he meant to say was i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russia involved. the president also said he will move aggressively to repel any efforts to interfere with 2018 election and there was this
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remarkable moment just at the beginning of that news conference when just after the president sligence mmunity, the lights went out. then they quickly came back on. and everyone seemed to joke about that part of it jus little bit. we have reporting in washington and overseas now on this news conference. we are going to start with weija jiang at the white house, you are reporting on what triggered this clarification today. >> yes, yes, jeff, sr. officials tell cbs they were scrambling to fix up the mess that president trump made during that press conference and it was most important for them that he declare that he believes the u.s. intelligence community over vladimir putin. now, just moments ago he did not say that explicitly but he said he had the full faith and support for america's intelligence agencies. he said that yesterday, but mere is what his, with here is what about is important and new.
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he says intelligence community's conclusion that meddling took place. he accepts the evidence, he accepts the conclusion, of course he added that there was no collusion, but, jeff, this is really significant, because it is one of the first times, perhaps the first that the president has made the distinction between russian interference in the election and collusion. even yesterday, he seemed to continue to conflate the two saying there was no wimp hunt and denying these claims and that is why the intelligence community was so outraged and upset. so today there was certainly a walkback, he says he accepts the conclusion and also says as you mentioned there are these strong safeguards in place to protect the election system. what he did not say was that he had a strong message for vladimir putin, in fact, the reporter in the room specifically asked, will you publicly condemn putin and the president did not answer that. so that is what we will be
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watching for, jeff, but this certainly is a remarkable turn of events for president trump. >> glor: indeed it is. weija jiang at the white house, an aggressive line of storms moves through the background which may actually be to be for the power outage we just saw. liz palmer is in moscow, now, liz, you have been there so many times, what is the reaction going to be there? >> well, yesterday it was unadulterated joy, in fact, sergei lavrov the russian foreign minister right after the meetings ended said to one of the russian magazines, these meetings were more than super, he said, they were -- which is a russian word that means basically fabulous. by this morning, though, a little bit of doubt had crept in, and some of the senior analysts were saying, you know what? the backlash against that performance and particularly president trump's appearing to
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disagree with the intellige services is so furious in the united states that it may have made russia completely toxic, so toxic that any chance of a second summit or perhaps negotiations in the fall would be completely destroyed. tonight, i think those fears will be allayed a little bit and the russians will be feeling, you know what? if the president trump has contradicted himself or corrected what he said yesterday, even though he now is implying although he didn't say it out right that president putin and the russians did meddle in the election, it will have calmed the backlash down, and so they are hoping that it will lead to a second round of talks, that the narrative will now become that the two leaders addressed global problems and that engagement is better than
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a, estrangement. wekowill have to see in the days to come, but certainly the russians have never really been bothered about being accused of meddling in the election, in fact, the, there is some reason to think they enjoyed it. but they will be probably reassured this evening. >> glor: so, liz, these two countries have such a complicated, cold controversial history a ass you well know, you have spent so much time reporting overseas and in russia in particular, talk about where you think that relationship is at as we spend so much time talking about president trump and president putin. >> >> presiden president putin is y interested in engagement with the united states, but he is a former spy. he has russia's interests at heart and nobody else's. he operates on the principle that his enemy's weakness plays
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to his own strengths, so he really does like the idea of destabilizing western democracies and the united states. but on the other hand, he knows that engagement with the u.s. will benefit his country and certainly it will boost his popularity. you know, russia is particularly after this amazingly successful world cup, they want to be part of the world now. it is not just the economic weight and pain of sanctions. they are connected. they see themselves as europeans, as westerners. they want to be part of the big global dialogue. they are sick of being pariahs and so there is a lot driving the russians 'effort at engagement. they are going to try and talk to president trump again and soon. >> glor: liz, always fantastic to hear your perspective, liz palmer joining us from moscow after this fascinating news conference this afternoon in which the president said he felt compelled to clarify his
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comments from yesterday saying that he does accept the judgment of the u.s. intelligence community, that russia did medal in the 20, meddle in the 2016 election yesterday and when he said would yesterday he meant to say wouldn't. we will have much more about all of this on your local news on this cbs station, at our 24-hour streaming service cbsn and of course right here tonight on the "cbs evening news" and we will be in washington tomorrow for a one-on-one interview with the president, his first since returning from helsinki, that follows our interview this past weekend. for now i am jeff glor, cbs news in new york, we will see you again real soon. >> for news 24 hours a day at a summit with president vladimir and as you just heard, breaking news. president trump walking back comment sz that he made at a
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summit with president vladimir putin of russia about russian meddling in the 2016 election. it is a reversal after a day after skipping a chance to confront putin about the middling. >> he accepts the findings of u.s. intelligence agencies. here are the president's remarks. >> i have full faith and support for america's great intelligence agencies. always. and -- always have. and i have felt very strongly that russia's impact had no impact tul on the outcome o. election, let me be totally clear in saying that -- and i'm said this many times, i accept our intelligence community's conclusion that russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. there is a need for some clarification. it should have been obvious, i
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thought it would be obvious. i would like to clarify in case it wasn't. in a key sentence in my remarks, i said the word would instead of would not. the sentence should have been i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russia. just to repeat it, i said the word would instead of wouldn't. the sentence should have been i thought i would be a little bit unclear on the transcript or unclear on the actual video. the sentence should have been i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russia. sort of a double negative. my administration has and will continue to move aggressively to repeal anytsnd rep w will stop it, repel it, any efforts to interfere in our election action. >> well, just minutes earlier,
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democratic mem the house intelligence committee expressed their full support of those who work in the nation's intelligence agencies. >> we have worked closely with the men and women of the i.c. for decades and decades. we have the greatest respect for the work that they do. and to see that their work product would be so cavalierly discarded is something that shocked us all. >> the white house has been in damage control mode since the summit facing backlash from democrats and republicans. here's that part of the story. >> president putin was extremely strong and perful is an effort y to fix the situation after president trump sided with putin over u.s. intelligence agencies which concluded the russian government meddled in the 2016 election. >> they did interfere in
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elections. it's clear. >> reporter: both republicans and democrats denounced the comments. >> vladimir putin walked away with a win. t a disaster. -- it's a sdas ere. -- disaster. >> reporter: on cbs this morning, rand paul of kentucky did not pault thement's position d -- fault the president's position. >> he was accused of somehow colluding with the russians. he's sensitive to that. >> reporter: and president trump tweeted, you really get it. >> again, the breaking news at this hour, president trump doing today what he did not do yesterday, pointing the finisher at russia. he accepts the u.s. intelligence agencies conclusions russia interfered in the 2016 election. also, lawmakers are grilling
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thei opolitillympanies aut motivamateri. here's more. >> your al go rhythms -- algoryhtms target what americans want to see. >> reporter: they were grilled in a hears about the rules for filtering continue tents. they are questions over false material. >> if we do not take action, the american people may not trust the outcome of the next election. >> reporter: facebook says there's rules against defamation and harassment. >> we don't remove the content for being false. >> reporter: some criticized
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the giants for censoring conservative viewpoints. >> they lean liberal, sometimes radically so. >> reporter: and there was talk of further governmental regulations. >> one of the discussions i'm hearing is what about converting the large organizations that we're talking about here into public ewe tilts. >> we hope that -- utilities. >> we hope that we could be a part of guiding the efforts. >> reporter: this is the latest hearing in congress. there was one about russian russian meddles and another featuring facebook's mark zuckerburg as congress tries to find its role in this new world of social media. time for a check of weather. it's foggy. >> it still is. it's starting to clear up. this is the golden gate bridge. there's a little bit of marine layer and break-through sky right there making its -- blue sky right there making it way.
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and 78 in concord. 71 in santa rosa. those temperatures will climb. this is the last six hours according to satellite and radar. the marine layer pushed in and will push back like yesterday. this system is keeping the clouds nice and low and the temperatures high. it will move in place making it warmer tomorrow. sunny for most of us once the fog burns off. tomorrow, more clouds and humidity and hot. highs in the 80s in the north bay. the south bay, 90s in the inland areas. and 60s along the coast thanks to the water. sunset, 8:29. sunrise, 6:02. your seven-day forecast shows it gets warmer and more cloudy. we'll be right back after this.
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back in the day.. there were over 9-thousand let's take a look at the big board. the dow is up 57 points. back in the day, there were more than 9,000 block buster stores worldwide. >> soon there are only be one e. bend, oregon, will be home to the last block buster in the country. the movie rental store has become a must see destination
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for travellers. if you want to rent a movie, travel to oregon and search the shelves. >> i think if a customer walked in here, tleld be like oh, i can find the movie. it's like the library. you go and know where things are. >> the owner says they don't plan on closing soon. but they can turn it into a museum if things don't work out. we'll be right back.
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president trump's comments about his russia meeting... and the fallout coming from washington. that story and more at five. check this out we'll have continued coverage of president trump's comments about the russia
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meeting and fallout from washington. that andom at 5:00. and we have to say hello. this is a live picture of a bear in a pool down in grenada hills in the los angeles area. he is smart. it's hot down there. triple digits basically last week. this guy is just chilling out. >> he's cooling off. >> he's enjoying himself. >> i'm glad he's not in the hot tub right next to him. . >> watch your pools. you don't know who's going to be hanging out.
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♪ [ door opens ] >> hope: i told liam i'd keep him updated. xander, you're sure this is your ex-girlfriend sending these messages? >> xander: i mean, i'd hate to think that this is how she responds if she knows about emma, but... it makes sense. >> katie: we just assumed that the posts were about hope, but if your ex is targeting emma... >> thorne: so, she lives here? >> xander: no, she's, uh, british. >> hope: well, that seems like quite a jump. so, you're saying she somehow is using sally's computer to do these postings? >> xander: i don't know how she got ahold of it, but i wouldn't put it past her. >> sally: wait a second. your ex is british?

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