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and good night for all of us in nbc headquarters in new york. >> on june 9th of last year donald trump jr. met with a russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on hillary clinton. wow. you, yeah. yeah. the meeting took place at trump tower and included jared kushner and then trump campaign manager paul manafort, and proves that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept russian help. pretty damning, but don jr. had a good explanation. it was a short introductory meeting. i asked jared and paul to stop by. we primarily discussed a program about the adoption of russian children. yes.
i think they were talking about the adoption of little attorney generally kisliak. >> this morning donald trump jr. on defense. the president's son has hired a lawyer following new details about his meeting with a kremlin connected russian lawyer. a military plane crashes in rural mississippi. all people on board are believed to be dead. >> the debate over health care continues on capitol hill, and police arrest at least 80 protesters with opposition growing. changes may be on the way this week. good morning. it's tuesday, july 11th. well, another day, another glaring headline. this time the "new york times" reports "before arranging a meeting with a kremlin connected russian lawyer, he believed he would offer him compromising information about hillary clinton, donald trump jr. was
informed in an e-mail that the material was part of a russian government effort to aide his father's candidacy." now, according to three people with knowledge of that e-mail, the times learned of the e-mail from three people. the author of the e-mail was rob goldstone, a publicist who helped set up the meeting which took place in june of 2016 before trump became the nominee. earlier in the day he told the ap, the russian lawyer said she had information about reported illegal campaign contributions to the democratic national committee that she thought donald trump jr. might find helpful. "the times" notes while the russian government was identified as the source of the information, it doesn't go deeper on moscow's attempts to tilt the election and the paper is careful to point out there is no evidence to suggest the information was related to hacking that led to the release of dnc emails. an attorney for the president's son dismissed the report as much ado about nothing, but said they would work with any committee that had questions. robert goldstone contacted don jr. in an e-mail and suggested
that people had information concerning alleged wrong doing by frontrunner hillary clinton in her dealings with russia. don jr.'s take-away from this communication was that someone had information potentially helpful to the campaign, and it was coming from someone he knew. don jr. had no knowledge as to what specific information, if any, would be discussed. yesterday the white house issued a blanket denial. >> i'm saying that the president's campaign did not collude in any way. >> what do you say about that? don jr., anyone, the names that are doomg -- >> i would say don jr. did not collude with anybody to influence the election. >> what about flynn? >> to my knowledge he did not collude with anybody to influence the campaign. i think i've been very clear. our position is no one within the trump campaign colluded in order to influence the election.
>> by the way, the response from the president's legal team? brief and word for word the same answer to "the times" article that came out sunday. the president was not aware of and did not attend the meeting. >> "the times" story was just the latest drip on a busy day of news for donald trump jr. mark warner, co-chair of the entell committee said he is ready to have a couple of words with the president's son. take a listen. >> this is the first time that the public has seen clear evidence of senior level members of the trump campaign meeting with russians to try to obtain information that might hurt the campaign of hillary clinton. >> do you want to speak to don jr.? >> absolutely. absolutely. for a campaign and now a president who continues to say there's no "there" there, yet virtually every week or two there's more stories of meetings undisclosed meetings with russian officials that beg the question. if there's no "there" there, then why aren't there are more
of these people coming clean in a more regular fashion? >> senator susan collins also agreed and said she suspects the special counsel will want to talk to the president's son as well, adding, "to me it shows the need for both investigations to continue." the president's son took her comments head on responding on twitter. "having to work with the committee to pass on what i know." earlier in the morning he tweeted "obviously on the first person on the campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent, went nowhere, but had to listen." he retweeted a new york post article, the times expose kbra on donald trump jr. is a big yawn. yet, he has retained counsel as the investigation into russia continues. reuters was first to report that alan -- who specializes in criminal defense has been hired to represent him. the attorney said trump had done nothing wrong and would cooperate with any official inquiry. >> the white house's defense of donald trump jr. is engaging in a typical campaign practice of seeking opposition research was rebuffed yesterday by a number
of high level republican presidential campaigns, including nicole wallace, communications director for the bush-cheney re-election campaign. she wrote, "i handled oppo. not exactly the high minded side of campaigning, but a reality, but never ever from a foreign adversary." rick tyler, another communications director. this time for ted cruz's campaign. wrote "senior presidential campaign officials don't take meetings with nameless people. doesn't happen." michael steele, senior advisor to jeb bush's 2016 bid said "aside from the candidate himself, the campaign manager's time is among the most valuable resources for any campaign. it would be very odd for the campaign manager to appear at a meeting with a more or less random foreigner claiming they're pedestrian willing opposition research." "from experience when working on a presidential campaign and contacted by a foreigner, prudent to mention it to, one, your foreign policy team, and, two, the fbi." the chief strategist on the 2012
romney-ryan team wrote on twitter, "if you can find someone in another presidential campaign who has received oppo from foreign interests, please share." a veteran of the 2000 bush-cheney campaign also wrote, "when gore campaign was sent bush debate briefing book, they called the fbi. if foreign interests offer you info on former secretary of state, you call the fbi." >> switching gears here. a tragic story. 16 people there in mississippi believed to be dead after a military plane crashed in rural mississippi. officials said there were 16 people on board, and most but not all of the bodies have been recovered. the c-130 aircraft reportedly broke up midair. witnesses reported hearing a boom before seeing the plane fall from the sky. the debris field reportedly stretches for miles, but the fuselage came to rest near moorehead, mississippi, about 90 minutes outside of the state capital. officials have not released information as to where the flight originated.
mississippi's governor has asked the state to join him in prayer for those killed and their loved ones. >> to a disturbing story out of oklahoma where late last night an explosion went off outside an air force recruiting office in bigsby, located 20 miles southeast of tulsa. an fbi spokesperson tells nbc news that initial reports indicate that it was a type of pipe bomb that exploded. witnesses tell the local nbc affiliate that someone on a red motorcycle threw a backpack at the office, although the fbi tells nbc news they "have no knowledge of that." the building sustained damage, but luckily, no one was injured. >> back to capitol hill where lawmakers have returned to congress and are once again feeling the heat over health care. activists flooded the offices of at least 13 house and senate republicans yesterday to protest the gop's proposed health care bill. according to capitol police, there were at least 80 arrests made. congressional sources tell nbc news republicans are hoping to release a second draft of their health care legislation by thursday, but a number of republicans are still expressing
some hesitation. >> we can fix this bill by doing a tweak here and a trim there. it needs a complete overhaul in order to garner my support. >> i think there's still a path. i'm not polyannish about this. it's very difficult when you can only lose two votes, and there may already be two that are irretrievable. we're in a tight spot. we have to give this every effort. >> some of the possible changes to the health care legislation include $45 million for opioid funding and expanded use of health care savings accounts. senator ted cruz's amendment that would allow states to offer non-compliant obama care plans that doesn't cover special benefits along side obama care compliant plans. now, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell's office has given no indication of when a bill will be released. some republicans say it will happen this week with a vote as early as next week. >> when is the vote? >> next week. >> specifically?
>> well, i would expect that we'll turn to it perhaps as early as tuesday. wednesday. it's important we get this done and get it done soon. next week is my expectation. >> coming up later "morning joe" senators bill cassidy and joe manchin will be weighing in on the health care debate. now to the infamous meeting between trump and putin. the white house offering conflicting messages on exactly what happened when president trump sat down with president putin. they say president trump did discuss sanctions despite the president's sunday tweet that sanctions were not discussed. take a listen. >> i know there's a little bit of a question there, and there were sanctions specific to election meddling that i believe were discussed, but not beyond that. >> like president trump, hucka bee-sanders would also not answer whether he agrees with putin's denial of meddling, which officials contend trump
accepted. reince priebus firmly rejecting the premise on sunday. >> the president absolutely did not believe the denial of president putin. hawaii is getting support in its renewed effort to broaden the scope to exceptions to donald trump's travel ban. 15 states and washington d.c. are now urging a federal district judge in honolulu to rule that the administration wrongly excluded grandparents and other relatives from the list of close family members who can still get visas to travel to the united states during the 90 days the ban is in effect. last week a federal appeals court judge dismissed hawaii's first request to clarify who is exempt from the restrictions, saying that the question was best handled by the supreme court, which has allowed parts of the ban to go into effect until it considers legal challenges in the fall. hawaii says that the rules omit improperly certain relatives from the list of people who can travel to this country. the 15 other states backing hawaii said when people overseas
consider attending a school or accepting a job, they consider whether their relatives will be able to visit them. a wildfire season in california is off to a devastating start this year. officials with california's fire ecc, through the first six months of this year, more than 70,000 acres have been burned. more than double the amount compared to the same time frame last year. the reason may be surprising. a spokesperson says the rising fires is partly due to torrential rains that drefrmg the state last winter which led to an abundance of new grass, which is serving as fresh fuel for those fires. meanwhile, over in wyoming a sulfur fire created a hazmat situation in the town of warland. although it may look awesome, burning sulfur creates a hazardous gas. fire crews were able to get that fire under control. still ahead, an army sergeant arrested in hawaii after being accused of trying to support isis. plus, the officer who fatally shot a man during a
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story. the battle to liberate the city of mosul from isis is over. three years after the terror group seized raik's second largest city and nine months after the operation deliberation began. yesterday the prime minister declared victory calling the battle "a victory over darkness, brutali brutality, and terrorism." he added they have helped send isis to the trash heap of history. the u.s. military says iraqi security forces are still removing explosives, mines, if a random small pocket or so of isis fighters that remain hiding in the city. the u.s.-backed operation with air strikes advisors and some ground support. much of the city now lies in ruins, and the u.n. says that nearly one million civilians fled their homes since the battle began last october. the minnesota police officer who shot and killed fernando castillo is leaving the force $48,500richer. he has reached a buy-out. he will be paid in a lump sum
and will receive pay for up to 600 hours of accrued and unused personal leave. castillo, who is black, who was shot several times during a traffic stop last summer. the aftermath was which was livestreamed by his girlfriend on facebook. her then 4-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time. according to an analysis by the a.p., it issen usual for severance or separation agreements to officers involved in fatally involved shootings. let's go to bonnie schneider. looks like rain coming to the northeast. >> that's right, lewis. we have rain right now on its way into boston. hartford, connecticut. the stormsz that will be most intense near minneapolis. once again, we had that yesterday. we're going to see it again today. that's where we have severe weather threat. six million people at risk. not only for storms, but watch out for damaging winds. now, looking at the forecast as we go through the afternoon, this front somewhat stationery will work its way through the east, and we'll see a round of storms around the parts of the great lakes. especially in western pennsylvania where we can see some rain. heavy at times.
look at the heat. high humidity. temperatures in the triple digits. it's going to feel even hotter than the actual temperature. for example, in st. louis it will feel like it's 104 degrees. it will probably get up to about 98. look at the warmth that's building in. this is where we have excessive heat as we continue throughout the day today, and also tomorrow. that heat will spread eastward. temperatures in philly and washington d.c. well into the 90s for tomorrow. stretching into the end of the week some improvement for st. louis. if you call this a cooldown. getting down to about 90 degrees. the heat will continue to build across the east like in raleigh where highs will be well in the 90s. >> kevin:, it's going to feel a lot hot are than these temperatures. >> bonnie schneider, thanks so much. now to some pretty, pretty good news. it may be difficult to contain your excitement, but, that's right, curb your enthusiasm is returning. hbo has announced that season nine is set to premier october 1st. it will mark a triumphant return for larry david's hit show, marking the first new episode
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>> he has to get 23 in the fist round to get it. he needs 11 in this one. >> there it is. ladies and gentlemen. >> aaron judge, your 2017 home run derby champion. he made it look easy. >> there it is. in a display of dominating power, yankee outfielder aaron judge earns the home run derby crown. welcome back. time now for sports where last night's highly anticipated contest lived up to the hype. let's go to marlins park in miami where defending champ john carlos stanton could not repeat in front of hometown fans. he got knocked out in the first round after falling just one long ball shy of the 17 slugged by gary sanchez. while judge's stamina propelled him beyond the rest of the field, it looked for a moment
like he would be retiring early there after marlins first baseman justin bore launched a whopping 22 homers in the first round faceoff, but can judge, who leads the league in homers with 30 matched that total as regulation time expired, including a shot that sent a ball clanging off the roof and then hit his go ahead 23rd in bonus time to advance. in the second round judge took dodgers sensation cody bellinger, whose 12 dingers weren't enough to keep judge out of the final round where he eclipsed the tenth hit with more than two minutes left on the clock. what a dominant display of hitting there. just unbelievable. turning now it a biz why i day in tennis as the 32 remaining men and women at wimbledon got set to play their fourth round matches on manic monday. let's go to london while top seeded andy murray and roger federer easily ousted their opponents in straight sets to advance to the next round. fourth seeded rafael nadal battled mueller in a nearly five-hour epic that will go down
as a classic after dropping the first two sets. nadal bounced back winning the next two before eventually falling 15-13 in the fifth. mueller advances to just the second grand slam quarterfinal of his career where he will meet the seventh seed. it conflicted with second seeded novak djokovic's fourth round match scheduled to be played on that same court. officials said it could not be moved due to crowd safety and will instead be played in less than two hours from now. more upsets on the women's side including top seeded curber ousted in three sets by 14 seeded ruzza. she will lose her world number one ranking. american cocoa vanderway is into the quarterfinals for the second time after defeating five seed wozniaki in straight sets there. it was an exciting day in wimbledon. manic monday definitely lived up
to its reputation. >> you can't help but think about how good of shape these guys are in playing for five hours straight. he did end up losing, but still -- >> not just the physical stamina, but the mental stamina as well. >> muller is really known for his grass court play. he is seeded 17th in the tour. he is just up from where he is ranked in the world because he is so good on grass. >> he has a bright future ahead of him, that's for sure. still ahead, we're learning new details about donald trump jr.'s meeting with a kremlin linked attorney. this morning there are new questions about what the president knew and when. we'll try to get some of the answers for you. plus, chris christie gets an earful from one of his constituents. how the new jersey governor responded. you don't want to miss it.
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welcome back. it is the bottom of the hour. we'll start with the morning's top stories. at least 60 people there believed to be dead after a u.s. military plane crashed in rural mississippi. officials say most but not all of the bodies have been recovered. the c-130 aircraft reportedly broke up in midair. so far officials have not released any information about where the flight originated. meanwhile, in california wildfire season is off to a devastating start this year. state fire agency officials say that through the first six months of the year more than 70,000 acres have been burned. that's more than double the amount compared to the same time from last year.
and we're following the developing story out of bixby, oklahoma. an fbi spokeswoman tells nbc news that initial reports indicate it was a type of pipe bomb that exploded while the building sustained damage. nobody was injured. back to our top story now. the "new york times" reports that donald trump jr. got an e-mail that material he might be given in a meeting with kremlin-connected lawyer was part of a russian government effort to aid his father's presidential candidacy. "before arranging a meeting with a kremlin-connected lawyer he believed it would offer his compromising information about hillary clinton, donald trump jr. was informed in an e-mail that the material was part of a russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy." according to three people with knowledge of the e-mail, "the times" learned of the e-mail from three people. the author of the e-mail was rob goldstone, a publicist who helped set up the meeting, which took place in june of 2016 before trump became the nominee. >> "the times" notes while the russian government was identified as the source of the
info, it doesn't go deeper on moscow's attempt to tilt the election. the paper is careful to point out that there's no evidence to suggest the information was related to being thatting that led to the release of dnc emails. an attorney for the president's son dismissed the report as much ado about nothing, but they said they would work with any committee that had questions. robert goldstone contacted don jr. in an e-mail and suggested that people had information concerning alleged wrong doing by democratic party frontrunner hillary clinton in her dealings with russia. don jr.'s take-away from this communication was that someone had information potentially helpful to the campaign and it was coming from someone he knew. don jr. had no knowledge as to what specific information, if any, would be discussed." >> take a listen to adam schiff reacting last night as the story broke. >> in a pattern we have seen over and over again when confronted with evidence of particular meetings, they're forced to acknowledge, oh, well, yes, we did have that meeting, but that meeting was about
adoptions. they're confronted again, and then it's acknowledged, okay, paul manafort came to this meeting about adoptions. why would the campaign manager come to a meeting about adoptions? okay. it wasn't just about adoptions. it's about sanctions. it was also because we were offered damaging material against hillary clinton, which we really were disappointed with that it wasn't damaging enough, and she didn't seem to have the goods. of course, the goods came out the following month. >> a lot more reaction from adam schiff. he will be on "morning joe," and the response from the president's legal team, it was brief and essentially word for word, the same answer that came out on sunday. "the president was not aware and did not attend the meeting." >> as questions mount about what the president knew about the meeting that his son, son-in-law, and top campaign aide attended, notes from nbc reporters that day show trump spent the majority of it at trump tower where the meetings
took place. the then candidate left in the early afternoon to visit the four seasons hotel. there he discussed his fundraising operations going into the general election. more than 60 major republican donors. paul manafort, who was in the meeting about the alleged russia information also attended. at the time trump was resisting calls from his fellow republicans to apologize for attack -- candidate trump also engaged a twitter volley including hillary clinton's account after she tweeted "delete your account." trump responded "how long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?" despite suggestions on social media, trump had been talking about the deleted emails long before his advisors' meeting. take a listen. >> hillary clinton is missing 30,000 emails. they've been deleted. 30,000.
>> white house correspondent jordan fabian. it's good to have you with us. i wanted to ask you about how the white house is responding to these latest developments with the president's son and in particular the russia lead story in this morning's "new york times" alleging that donald trump jr. was informed in an e-mail about a link to moscow before arranging a meeting with a kremlin connected russian lawyer about compromising information about hillary clinton. what is the white house saying, and do you get a sense that they were at all prepared for this given the response we've seen over the past 24 hours? >> well, white house officials are telling me that there has been no collusion. still, they're insisting that donald trump jr. was not colluding with the russians in this meeting, and no officials from the white house or the campaign were colluding with the russians and that president trump apparently only became aware of this meeting in the last few days, but every new
revelation in the story is prompting more serious questions for this white house. it seems to be hard to believe that the president wouldn't know about a meeting that was attended by his son, his son-in-law, and his campaign chairman who are promised really damaging information from this russian attorney. with every new day there seems to be escalating problems, and they don't seem to be prepared to give us the information that we need to answer these questions. >> hey, jordan, let's turn to president trump's meeting with vladimir putin. we've heard conflicting accounts from the white house about what was said about meddling and about the sanctions as well. do you think that the reports about donald trump jr. could pressure the administration to coming out with more definitive statements in regards to that meeting? >> well, there's no indication they're going to do that, but i think it would serve them well. honestly, they could have prevented three days of this storyline if they had just on the first day of the story came out come out with the full
account of what was discussed during this meeting with the russian lawyer and donald trump jr. and instead of giving bit by bit what happened and then as congressman schiff said, when confronted with, oh, this was about possible damaging information about hillary clinton have to sort of admit that that was discussed. >> all right. jordan fabian for us. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. >> lawmakers are back on capitol hill, and the pressure is on for senate republicans as they race to try to get a deal on their health care bill before the august recess. as leaders they are prepared to release a revamped version of the legislation. some party members are still expressing hesitation. nbc news's casey hunt has the latest from capitol hill. casey, good morning. >> yasmin, good morning. the health care bill had a rough weemg over the july 4th recess, and senators just were coming back into town last night and getting back underway into those negotiations. still going on behind closed doors as they try to figure out how to get to 50 votes.
>> reporter: republicans feeling the heat over health care. activists staging loud protests in more than a dozen house and senate offices. at least 80 demonstrators arrested. republicans still huddling behind closed doors trying to thread the needle who say the first draft of the bill -- and moderates who thought it went too far to slash medicaid. congressional sources tell nbc news they're hoping to release a second draft by thursday with tweaks to sweeten the deal for both sides, but moderate republican senator susan collins telling nbc news that's not good enough. >> i don't think that we can fix this bill by doing a tweak here and a trim there. it needs a complete overhaul. >> collins is under pressure from both sides. liberal groups spending millions on the airwaves. >> when you vote on the new health care bill, think about what's right for maine. >> reporter: back in washington the president tweeting "i cannot
imagine that congress would dare to leave washington without a beautiful new health care bill fully approved and ready to go." in tiny sayer, oklahoma, where the only doctor is 87 years old and the sole hospital closed last year, cathy benson relies on medicaid and feels abandoned by the president she voted for. >> when he said on the campaign that everybody deserved the right to good health insurance, i think he should have stuck with that. as it is right now, a lot of people are looking at him as a turncoat. >> reporter: an issue so personal it could shake even the president's strongest supporters. conservatives led by ted cruz are now trying to build support for a plan that would let people buy cheaper insurance that didn't cover all of those essential benefits that obama care provides. meanwhile, mike pence yesterday was saying that the white house if they can't find 50 votes will push for them to vote on a strictly repeal plan without a replacement that could potentially be a risky political move.
yasmin. >> thank you to casey hunt for that report. new business where the white house announced yesterday evening it would nominate randall -- to an important position to oversee the banking system. gemma, this is the president's first move affecting the federal reserve. randall quarles is supposed to be industry-friendly. >> yes, that's indeed correct. his appointment has been really for several months, but it hadn't been confirmed until yesterday. that's surprising given that the post has sat vacant since the resignation last april. it comes at a critical time for the u.s. banking industry because president trump, as you alluded to just now, has made no bones of his contempt for the x extensive reregulation of the financial sector in the years that followed the financial crisis. the nominee quarles has made statements to the similar effect. he is, of course -- he runs a private investment firm and is a former partner of private equity
bohemath carlisle. furthermore, quarles has mentioned that he thinks dodd frank, which is the response to the financial crisis, went too far. let's get over to silicon valley where snap shares have closed below their ipo price. yesterday they closed at $16.99. admittedly, only 1 cent short of the $17 launch price from last march. there's another blot on the horizon because on the 29th of july it's the first date that selling restrictions end for many initial investors. credit suisse warned yesterday that indeed up to 60% of the stock could actually be sold off when that restriction lifts. let's get out to health care to finish off because united health group has picked up a big mandate winning the contract for prescription drug benefits. the handling of those for new jersey state employees and teachers. they'll be replacing express scripps as of january 2018, and this comes on the back of other big wins for united health group, which recently secured similar mandates for general
electric as well as the pension schemes of california and the state of texas. hand it back to you, lewis. >> gemma atkin live from london. thanks so much. all right. still ahead, everybody, new jersey governor chris christie's try-out for a career after office hit a few bumps. plus, you know that dangerous heat wave in the west we've been talking about? well, it's making its way across the rest of the country. details on that, and the check of your forecast when we return.
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>> next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat [ bleep ] in a car and go to one that's open to all your constituents. not just you. >> interesting. interesting, mike. you know, that -- >> what's that, gov? >> you know, mike, i love getting calls from communists -- >> communists -- >> you're a bully, governor. i don't like bullies. >>. >> i'm not the one that came on the air -- i'm not the guy that came on the air, swore on the air unt air, and you did. you are swearing on the air, mike. you're a bum. >> wow. and according to a monmouth poll released, governor christie's approval rating remained at an all-time low in the wake of what is being dubbed beach-gate. let's go to bonnie schneider. any beach time, bonnie? >> well, you know, in new england maybe not today because
we do have a lot of rain sweeping through those beaches north of boston right now. >> this is likely to bring storms popping up throughout the day. maybe even some heavier downpours. we could use the rain in california and out west where the fires continue to burn. not just in california but across idaho and more interior states. the warm and dry weather certainly has helped the fires to spread. thunderstorms with dry lightning, well, unfortunately, that also is a problem. the heat is building in the midwest. temperatures are going to be in the triple digits, and even if they don't get up to 100 degrees, it will feel like it's 100 degrees in places like st. louis today under a heat advisory. those advisories go through tomorrow at 9:00. it's a longlasting heat. as the warmth builds and spreads to the east, we'll be seeing temperatures soaring today. i mentioned some in the triple dinl its. louisville, it will feel like it's 100 degrees in kentucky. by the time we get to tomorrow, we'll start to see the heat build in the mid-atlantic. you'll feel it into washington
d.c., baltimore, philadelphia as well, and certainly kansas not getting much relief. there's a little bit of relief in sight as we go towards the end of the week. that's where temperatures drop down to 90, although i think that's still pretty hot. it will stay hot across much of raleigh as well. as we look towards the storms, as i mentioned, towards tuesday, we'll be watching for the heavier downpours into areas of pennsylvania. that's where we could see a couple of inches of rain accumulate going forward. unfortunately, like i said, the rain is not going to be impacting the areas where we need it out west. >> all right. bonnie, one more for you here. some good news for the morning joe first look team and all of you early risers out there. a new study has found that having a cup of coffee may do more than just perk you up. it could actually help you live a longer life. nbc news doctor john torres explains. i got mine right here. >> reporter: at this coffee park in atlanta excitement is brewing over new research showing that morning cup of joe may help you live longer.
>> i look to be here for a long time. that's perfect. >> reporter: researchers followed nearly 200,000 people over 16 years and found drinking coffee was linked to reduced risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease. how much? just one cup a day lowered the chance by 12%. bump that to three cups a day, and the risk drops by 18%. it didn't matter if coffee was regular or decaf. >> they contain a lot of anti-oxidants. those are probably the compounds that might have health benefits. >> i think it's great. i say drink up. >> reporter: researchers said the benefits of coffee seem to be the same for men and women from many ethnic backgrounds. >> coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle, and really there's no long-term harm. >> all right. interesting. good to know. still ahead, mosul is beginning
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u.s. mourns those killed by isis and america is proud to stand with all of those who made the moment of liberation possible. >> and the victory marks a dramatic defeat but the fight is not over as the fighting still rages in raqqa, syria. what does the victory mean in the overall fight against isis? >> good morning. it shows significant advances being made against isis. as you said, the fight isn't over, nor is the terrorist groups' twisted ideology. they are expected to continue hounding civilians, their use of underground cells in mosul and other cities and they have a very malignant presence in syria. iraqi's prime minister made his
second visit to mosul in as many days raising the national flag and announced the collapse of the state but nine months of fighting has taken a heavy toll, leaving the city in ruins, killing thousands and displaying some 900,000 people. while areas of the old city still had to be cleared of explosion uf ve device it and pe fighters in hiding, the iraqi forces had mosul firmly under their control. the humanitarian crisis, yasmin, isn't over. they need food, water, shelter and emergency kits. amnesty said this is some of the
worst they've seen. the urban combat had been some of the worst since world war ii but at least it seems that isis is now on the back foot. >> the situation certainly not offer and the area having to rebuild. >> you had 30,000, 40,000 foreign fighters coming into raqqa at one point, where have all of those fighters gone? >> coming up next on "morning j joe," much more on -- as "morning joe" is just moments away. noo
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as president trump looks to score with health care. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: president trump will spend the day preparing for his upcoming trip to paris and will spend the day pushing to get the senate health care bill passed. this is a big campaign promise and right now it looks like the bill is faltering. president trump expected to work the phones. vice president mike pence will be on capitol hill today. he'll have lunch with senate republicans and then he hits the road tomorrow to lexington, kentucky to sell the bill. this all comes amid fresh questions about the russia probe, all of this overshadowing president trump's domestic agenda, which is what he wants to focus on today. >> thanks to kristen welker for that report. >> and jeff sessions is set to speak on the opioid crisis and he'll discuss the justice department's effort to combat the spike in debt stemming from the drug.
>> i'm yasmin vossoughian for louis burgdorf. now to "morning joe." >> senior levels of the trump campaign meeting with russians to try to on it and information that might hurt the campaign of hillary clinton. >> do you want to speak to don jr.? >> absolutely. for a campaign and now a president who continues to say there's no there there, yet virtually every week or two there's more stories of meetings -- undisclosed meetings with russian officials that beg the question if there's no there there, why aren't more of these people coming clean at a more regular fashion. >> the vice chair of the senate intel committee wants to have a word with the president's son and that was before the new york city reported that don jr. was sent an e-mail saying material he might be given in a meeting with a