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coffee in the local lunch counter. remember them tomorrow as we remember all of our military. remember those that bleed in the country. even when the country didn't bleed in them. and their rights. that does it for me. thank you for watching and to keep the conversation going, like us at facebook.com/politicsnation and follow us on twitter at politics nation. i'll see you back here next sunday. now to my colleague, alex witt. >> thank you so much for that. i'm glad that was excellent. appreciate that. a very good morning to you. i'm alex witt. 9:00 a.m. ehere in the east. summit seesaw, day two. the on xwen off again meet wg the north korean leader appears on again with an assist from south korea! so we're looking at june 12th in singapore.
that hasn't changed. and it's moving along pretty well, so we'll see what happens. >> so the letter canceling the june 12th summit apparently now a memory. the latest ahead. new tweets, the president with a series of new messages that lash out at the russia investigation, but there's a new twist. plus, how much does it suggest he's worried about robert mueller? border blame. the administration moves to strengthen its policy separating children from parents if they cross here into the u.s., but the president is trying to shift the blame. we're going to explain that next here on nbc live. but we begin this hour with a live picture of the white house after an oval office welcome for another american citizen imprisoned aboard. he's celebrating the release of joshua holt and his wife. this from a venezuelan prison. >> we've had 17 released and we're very proud of the record.
very proud and we have others coming. we're in the midst of some very big negotiations to get others out. in most cases, they're american, but we can try to help other countries, too, where there's injustice. >> president trump making headlines as new comments on the summit with kim jong-un. >> we're doing well in terms of the summit with north korea. looks like it's going along very well. a lot of people are working on it. it's moving along nicely. so we're look iing at b june 12 in singapore. that hasn't changed. moving along pretty well. >> president trump's confidence comes after an unannounced meeting yesterday between kim and moon. bill nealy is joining us from seoul where it's about 10:00 p.m. there. we've got new details.
what have you learned? >> good morning. i think we've all learned quite a lot about what motivates kim jong-un because you know, this count wasn't just a view of a former diplomat or an analyst. this was kim jong-un's view himself or at least as reported by south korea's president moon. he said what worries kim, what concerns him most of all is not the issue of denuclearization, but it's the issue of trust. he's worried that he cannot trust the united states to guarantee the security of his rule after he denuclearizes. if you like the fate of corn gadhafi is at the back of kim jong-un's mind. he gave up the program. he was murdered by a mob after a nato bombing. we've heard that before, but
this is almost from kim jong-un himself as reported by president moon. moon also said it was kim jong-un who asked for this surprise summit. he said kim is committed to sitting down with president trump, also committed to denuclearization. he wants a successful summit. and north korean state media says that kim is fixed on this summit. he said that there would be more talks between north and south on friday. china within the last few hours also saying it wants a successful summit. it says direct talks between president trump and kim jong-un are crucial and as you heard, trump himself, who on thursday, canceled the meeting now talks as if that cancellation never really happened. he says things are going fine. june 12th is still on. we've got the momentum towards the summit building again. it's certainly back from the dead. we're now clear that the key issues are denuclearization and trust, but you know, alex, the
problems still remain. president trump moon did not define what kim means by denuclearization. there is still a huge gulf on that. a white house advanced team is likely to be b on its way today to singapore to start preparing for any possible summit. a south korean presidential adviser said off the record he's very, very confident that this summit will in fact happen on june 12th, but my goodness, alex, there's a lot of work to do. >> there is, indeed. interesting you bring up denuclearizati denuclearization. that is the point. the money point. thank you. joining me now, amber phillips, political report er for the "washington post" and erin di
dillmore. ladies, good morning. amber, i'm curious. all this shifting back and forth with the president. is there any way to look at this as a form of negotiation? it's possible to look at this add as a formover negotiation. what i would say is this whole seesawing as you describe it is very trump like. >> translatovery 180 like. you democrats in congress whosk in the room with him on immigration or gun control and they could have told kim and south korea's president you might hear this from president trump. yes, let's do wup thing. no, we're going to do another. never mind, let's do this. it's kind of a madman strategy on some degree if you want to attribute a strategy to this, where he keeps north korea's leader guessing. the other way to read this is that the president pulled out of this negotiation prematurely. bleeding north korea's bluster last week as them wanting to
cancel the negotiation. our white house team reporting he didn't want to be embarrassed by that. it looks like he realized he made a mistake. >> so, erin, is there room for praise to amber's calling it this madman strategy? if it yields results? >> president trump has a lot riding on this deal and the reason why it could work is because kim does also. then you have moon in the middle who wants badly to broker this peace and make a deal for the two countries and all three of them at the table. to me, this is will they or won't they story we see at the ends of cliff hangers on tv episodes, where you see donald trump coming out saying wait and see, guys. it's a very trumpian philosophy. i think it comes from his deal making and tv background. i have to contrast this with the iran nuclear negotiations during obama administration. compared to that, this summit in june is about a minute away. so i can't stress how quickly
this ball is moving forward without as bill mentioneded, a proper definition of what exactly the goal is and what denuclearization means for both sides. >> again, that is the big question. okay, amber, switching gear, ladies. your reaction on the series of tweets from the president. slamming the russia probe and the so-called spy gait. take a look at some of the things he said. one quote, why didn't the highest levels of justice contact me to tell me of the phony russia problem. there was another tweet, this whole probe is rigged and there's this. when will the 13 13 angry democrats reveal their disqualifying conflicts of interest. amber, the president got the investigation that he asked for. why is he still going at it? >> yeah, it's a fascinating question. i think the president is trying to convey really the only defense he feels like he has and that's the entire government
besides me is try -- in a conspiracy to try to discredit my presidency. he's struggling to argue that because the mueller investigation, which is ongoing and still supported by most republicans in the house as well as the president's own fbi and justice department has indicted nearly two dozen people, including the president's former manager, so here you have the president really struggling to argue why he thinks this is, shouldn't be happening. and his argument boils down to all three branches of government are colluding against me. oh and throw in the media as well. but they're against me as well. it defies logic. >> yeah. for sure. erin, earlier said, he tweeted about "the new york times." he said it quoted a nonexistent senior white house senior official. when in fact the paper had an audio recording of said official
who quote does not exist. so did the president either a, not nowknow about this briefing b, intentionally try to misinform? >> those seem to be the only two options, alex. either the president was unaware or he ignored the truth. just to set the tescene, this ia briefing in front of some 50 reporters with another 200 on an attached conference call making it to the meeting. so you have an official here saying this is on background. all of these things are decided in add vavance. these are terms laid out by the white house. so there aren't many options here for what the president is doing, but big picture, we see him hitting hard the strategy of attacking the media, discredits fact finders and disputing the facts. this is the playbook. his actions with the mueller team or congressional investigators. the same playbook every time. this time, he got caught. >> look, there are some good w
news to talk about here, amber. these tweets, they've somewhat overshadowed the release of the american imprisoned in venezuela. how did this release come about? >> it came about for the president state department mostly negotiating try to get this man nearly two years ago to get married out from what is increasing increasingly becoming a country that's not safe for americans and more hostile to americans than in decades past. what's really remarkable here is you watch this oval office image of the president welcome iing h this very, grateful man. is the optic bs of a president who is negotiating successfully with difficult countries. he's overshadowed that or, excuse me, that's in contrast to his struggles with north korea, which have stalled. as you point out, he's over shadowed that by a lot of inaccurate tweets about the russia investigation. >> yeah, there was another tweet i want to look at from yesterday with you in which the president
was blaming democrats from a policy. one that separates them from their parents. that his administrationstrength. people say he's hapandering to s base in these tweet, but his base wants him to be tough on immigration. jeff sessions on pay 7th confirmed this is part of the policy, so why credit democrats for this policy. >> right, this is part of the trump policy. the way that immigration cases can be handled at the border. where the department of homeland security deals with the adults at the border and the department of health and human services deals with the children. that's where you see the separation of families. it's unpopular. president trump came out himself when talking about daca recipients. he called them incredible kids and in fact, a majority of people from both parties do support some kind of legalization for the kids brought here by their parents before they turned 18, so this is unpopular with americans. i think as father, times we see president trump talk about these kids. whether they are the daca
recipients or some of the kids who were hurting in syria after chemical attacks, you see this emotion rise to the front with him every so often. i think he's torn on this one, but the policy speaks for himself. >> thank you so much for joining me. coming up, a warning about the president's words. sally yates opening up about president trump's call for action about a government informant. >> vo: they're getting more out of life by starting with miracle-gro potting mix and plant food. together, guaranteed to produce three times the harvest.
china believes they can play trump. i think north korea believes they can play trump. here's what they're going to learn. they can't. what china needs to understand, if you don't help us through diploma diplomacy, the war will be in your backyard, not ours. >> tough talk from lindsey graham give iing his assessment what he thinks is happen ng the north korea strategy. joing me now, admiral james, former nato supreme commander. add mir, always good to see you. >> ip the perspective from you on this unusual back and forth we've seen over the last few days. there was a guest in my earlier segment who called this madman strategy. >> i pulled out my battered
first edition of the art of the deal which i bought for 4 tlrs in a used bookstore three years ago. it's signed, too, it's worth a lot more these days. i was flipping through it trying to see if this is a coherent stlat ji. it refers pack to the chinese. what i think you're seeing is is what i'll call the espresso shot theory of diplomacy. take a quick shot, then jump to a different position. i think fundamentally, over time, not going to be helpful. what we need near is that slow steady and annoying kind of boring diplomacy where we build the case. also to senator graham's point, i think china does think they can play prurnd and so far, they're doing a good b job. so i'm not confident that we're quite on the course we want to be on. having said that, should we be
hopeful for a summit? hope fful for a diplomatic outcome? you bet. there's still a chance of that. let's see what developing over the next couple of days. >> totally agreed, but the fallout may be this, sir, we have south korea's president moon talk about his meeting and here's what he said. that kim is worried about whether he can trust the u.s. to guarantee this stability of his regime after north korea carries out denuclearization. given the comments on the libya model. vice president pence's comments and president trump as well. are kim's concerns warranted or do you think the trump administration views north korea differently? i think kim's worries are warranteded. i'll agree that on the libyan model, that was f a big mistake to raise it, but the second one is the fact that we just pulleded ouflt iranian deal. so as kim looks at u.s. positioning here, he's got to
ask himself not am i going to end up dead in the drainpipe, but what's the reality of any deal i may cut. i think president moon is the one who is doing the best job in this scenario. desperately trying to get these folks to the table together. unless we can convince kim we are not in this for a reveem chan change, his best move will be to hang on to a number of nuclear weapons. >> reporters were asking moon if he agrees with verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. he said they'll have to be worked out in a face-to-face meet, but how can the definition of denewark larization influence this outcome of this is this when you see words like complete, verifiable, irreversib irreversible, it would seem everybody's on the same page. but we've discussed before we may not be. >> we are clearly not on the
same page. because the missing word is when. when do you get to that state of that wonderful panacea of absolutely no nuclear weapons. i would say in kim's mind, it's probably ten or 20 years away if ever. in donald trump's mind, it's like tomorrow. that's the bridge that really has to be crossed. i think we can land this thing, but we're going to have to not try to treat it as an on and off switch, but rather like a reestablish that we dial in. i think we're going to have to give kim some period of time and if he does that with a verifiable regime, i think that's a b possible negotiating outcome. but again, back to john bolton's comments, bad mistake to say it's the libyan model, give them all up immediately, everything will be fine. that's not going to work. >> and what you described may be whoi the president said he might support perhaps a fazed out d
denuclearization. you have china expressing support for the trump kim summit. saying today we hope the dprk will remain patient, send out good will. meet each other halfway. >> china desperately wants a seat at the b table. so they're going to encourage this kind of initial foray, of kind of a photo op between kim and president trump. but to get this thing done, i think you've heard me say before, all roads to pyongyang lead through beijing. we've got to get this to four party talks. i think we're going to have to have china, united states, north korea, south korea, that's the construct that will get us to a negotiating settlement and by the way, we are b probably going to have to bring japan and russia, a pacific power, into this and expand to six-party
talks. point being this is the work not of weeks, not of a photo op, but of months if not a year or two to really negotiate this. all that is a better solution than going to war in the korean peninsula. >> always a pleasure to talk with you sir and on this memorial day weekend. thank you for swrour your service to our country. >> thank you so much on behalf of all the american and women who serve. thank you. my next guest is among those who depose president clinton. he's going to tell us what he would ask the president, next.
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tell me of the phony russia problem? joining me now, solomon. welcome to you. can i just get your reaction to what we swrus heard? >> well, look, he's got a right as president trump has a right, to be very concerned about the fbi's use of the confidential human source to infiltrate the trump campaign. i don't think we should get caught up in nomenclature. there's no question that sent somebody in who employed active measures he invited papadopoulos to london and said he would pay for it. based on reports identify se've source himself dangled tout possibility of e-mail, so i think everybody should be concerned about when the party in party employ ps this against the campaign and presidential election. that said, i see no basis for
his claim that it somehow invalidates the mueller probe and i see no basis for his insistence that he be briefed on the same topics that the gang of eight were briefed on earlier in the week. you just don't do that. you don't let somebody who's the subject of an investigation, which trump still is, come in in the precharging stage and get that kind of information. it's never done. >> so why is rudy giuliani calling for it? what is he doing sm is there a strategy? >> i think it's clear. the it's to attack the mueller probe. to attack mueller and the people working for him. it really started picking up in a major way by the president himself after the michael cohen search. on michael cohen's home and home and residence. so the plan is to attack and weaken mueller.
you can't be arranged and i doubt seriously there will be an interview is to if mueller issues a subpoena is to claim executive privilege and while that's going on to continue attack and if necessary, invoke the fifth amendment. that's clearly the plan. >> printed, this is a man who just goes about putting his head down, doing his job and keep employeeing in employeei inin inin ining plowe. >> he's got a job to do and it can absolutely weaken public support for your investigation. one of the most respected men in
washington on both side of the aisle. and in a matter of months, his reputation was destroyed with the --print clinton. all of the network commentators who were concerned about the attack on law enforcement and the attack on the public, a public official weren't concerned it was a happen wg judge starr. wasn't right. make no mistake, it has an effect on the body of politics. >> you mentioned ken starr, said about the interview between the president and robert mueller. let's take a listen to that. trz. >> you hear the criminal defense lawyers who say and i understand the respect fully. he should know to sit down with bob mueller, but he's the president of the united states and so i think there's a certain needless to say obligation that attaches to that.
>> what are you thoughts on what he said? >> well, the way i've always phrased, if president trump were my client, a normal, white collar client, i would not advise him to go in for this questioning. particularly about the line of questions that were published a few weeks assuming they're legitimate. it would be dangerous. i don't know a lawyer who would avise them to go in under these circumstances. but ken is right. he's the president and make the decision as to whether or not he can as the president make that decision and escape without political damage. i think they're preparing the way for that. they're saying it's a trap and they're say iing the it's an illegitimate investigation. they're testing if waters for that.
>> you know, you depose president clinton during the investigation. first of all, how difficult is is is it to depose a president and what prosecutors as the trump camp is suggesting, look to set a perjury trap. >> well, number one, i question the grand jury setting. it w it wasn't technically a deposition. we treat it like any other witness that you would question. it was difficult in our case because we only had four hours. that was the agreement. and the president is a great bobber and weaver. president clinton was and he gave long, narrative answers. that was difficult. what was your second question? >> with regard to setting a perjury trap, would that be something prosecutors would do. >> well, there's very you know, the name perjury trap is thrown, the term is thrown around
incorrectly. almost no such thing. you have to have no reason tr calling the witness in other than catching him for perjury. you have to know everything else about the case and the sole reason you're calling him in is for that. never the less, bob mueller, most of the people he's indicted, he's indicted for lying to the government, so you would want to be very careful. i look at these questions and it's just they're very broad questions. and they're broad but they're all also, they go into great detail over a great range of suspec subjects. bob mueller has shown no hesitation to indict people for that. now, remember, yes, apparently, mueller has decided according to giuliani he can't indict a sitting president, but he can do a lot of damage. remember that richard nixon was listed as an unindicted coconspirator and that was very damaging to him. >> certainly was thank you very
much. have a good one. >> my pleasure. >> the president's weekend tweet that led to this article. we'll talk about this with our strategist, b next. (vo) what if this didn't have to happen? i didn't see it. (vo) what if we could go back? what if our car... could stop itself? in iihs front-end crash prevention testing, nobody beats the subaru impreza. not toyota. not honda. not ford. the subaru impreza. more than a car, it's a subaru.
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sits on the committee, but was not in the briefing, explained what he has learned so far. >> as far as what i have seen to date, it appears there was an investigation not of the campaign, wu of certain individuals who have a history we should be suspicious of that predate the presidential campaign of 2015-2016 and when individuals like that are in the orbit of a major political campaign in america, the fbi should look at people like that. >> keep in mind that's coming from a republican. new details about president trump's late es swipe at the media. he tweeted yesterday the failing "new york times" quotes a senior white house official who doesn't exist as saying even if the meeting were restated, holding on june 12 would be impossible. wrong again, use real people. not phony sources. well, "the new york times" responded with a new article that falsely says trump's made up source. maggie tweeted the president's
claim was one of two demonstrable falsehoods he made that morning when his own aide gave those comments in a background briefing. let's bring in john callaway and conservative columnist, kristen tate. good morning. ladies first. this "new york times" article says it's not clear whether the president was simply unaware of the actions of his own staff of ignores the truth. >> it seems clear and trump was unware, but this highlights a major problem in this white house. trump supporters love his unconventional style, however, it seems clear this administration needs a good dose of coordination and trump needs to be sit iting down with his
staff and making sure everybody is on the same page so that consistent facts are presented to the media. trump as his supporters skeptical for good reasons. last year, there were numerous headlines that relied on noncredible sources. "the new york times" printed a false headline on their front cover about the administration having a secret climate change report and then cnn ran multiple fake helines, including one abo sca scaramucci. >> 17 months in, you think everybody should be on the same page, any hope that's going the happen? >> you know, in the trump administration, you just never know. trump is a very different kind of leader. i sure hope it does happen because it would really make things run smoother. >> your take then on what the president tweeted in "the new york times" response with the
article. >> first of all, i'd just like to give props to the "new york times" because all of the journalist and there were 30 or so if not a few more who were invited into the briefing with the senior white house official were bound by an agreement saying they would just name the agreement in as a senior white house official. even willfully misinforming the american public, they still chose to represent journalistic integrity and abide by their agreement by not mentioning the guy. i thought that was a tremendous gesture, which to me, shows that the practice of diplomacy, the practice of journalism and frankly, the practice of administrative politics is a professional practice. that stands in direct contrast to this white house who has positioned itself as not full of professionals, because a lot of people in washington don't want to be b affiliated and frankly, they have no authentic relationship with the truth. a little dirty secret b about me. i don't know if you know this, but i do a loft fox news and i
finally started to realize that this president doesn't necessarily tweet to tell the truth to the american people. he tweets to throw out red meat to his base. so it's not really about him informing people accurately or telling the truth, whether he's misinformed. it is about him speaking to his loyal base almost in a psycho fan tant way as opposed to having a relationship with the truth or wanting to know what's real. >> you know what, actually -- >> if i could finish, they want to believe that democrats and media are the enemy because they have a deeply seated believe this president is true and there's a deep state conspiracy here. >> so, i want to ask, you're welcome to comment on this, but in light of what don has just said and couple tog that, too, the three tweets the president sent out last night when he was ranting about what he's sacalli
spygate. why is she doing that? for the reasons don just outlined? he's throwing meat to his red base? >> he's doing this because we've seen how flagrantly biased the media is and how many times in the past they've run false headlines. i can't believe we can sit here and talk about journalistic integrity in "the new york times" when studies have shown that 90% of trump coverage since he's gone into office has been negative. so many people don't understand why they continue to lose trust with the american people and it's because of the flagrant bias and people still don't get it. it's unbelieve bable to me. >> do you think a lot of the reason the media has issues if you want to put it that way with the president is because he says things that aren't true so often? >> i think it's one thing to be critical of the president and ask real questions and another
to have such a gray grant bias which lead to misleading and correct headlines ch we could sit here all day and i could tell you examples of false headlines like the cnn headline at the end of last year about don jr. and his father having knowledge of hacked wikileaks documents. it's a pattern of bias and misinformation that over time, erodes trust in our media. >> and can you say those exact words and turn them back on the president? >> it's a vicious cycle on both sides. >> it's not. when you're the president of the united states, you have an obligation to say things that are true. full stop. this president has not taken that obligation seriously since
day one of his administration since he sent sean spicer out to say this is a most widely viewed inauguration. so why would we expect that 17 months in, we will suddenly see some turn toward a diligent verasty from this president we have never seen. >> guys, i'm not trying to defend the tweets from this morning. i'm telling you -- >> it's not b object this morning's tweets. it's about a consistent pattern over the course of this man's career over which he has no interest in telling the truth. >> i'm not a time, but i think i must play and i know my control booth is going to go, what, but i got to play what leslie said in an interview. a conversation she had with the president after doing an interview with him.
>> i said x you know, that is getting tired. why are you doing this. you're doing it over and over and it's boring and it's time to end that. you know, you've won the nomination. and why do you keep hammering at this. he said, you know why do it? i do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you. >> so, can you just respond to that? is it more of what you're saying, this vicious cycle? don't you think maybe the president could stop doing that and maybe endeavor to work better with the media? >> well, again, i'm not defending his tweets, however, i think that trump is a fighter. that's part of the reason he won election and a will the of people in this country are very happeny to see him going toe to toe with the media here. gallup did a pole this year that show that trust in our mainstream media outlets is at a record low. there's a reason for that. we can all sit here and complain
about the president's tweets, but that doesn't address the problems going on in many outlets today. >> last to you. >> thank you. it destabilizes the world. when the leer of f the free world says things that are not true. about politics, about the economy. about global di ploplomacy. it puts us all in dangerous position and it's not funny anymore. it's not cool. it endangers the world for the leader of the largest and best country in the world to say a false thing iss. >> thank you so much. see you u guys again. i have another direction for this conversation. thank you. the president tweeting that immigration and the policy that separates children from parents once they cross the border. a reality check on that next. then maxine waters about the president's complaints on a government informant. but meningitis b progresses quickly and can be fatal,
the president commented that he's hopeful that it will go on as planned. we'll bring you updates as we get more information from the white house. growing outrage at the health and human services admitted to losing track nearly 1600 children who were placed with sponsors or foster care after entered in the u.s. or separated by their parents. president trump tweeting last night once again blaming democrats for this policy participating children from their parents. >> welcome to you both. allan, with you here, have democrats ever played a role in this kind of policy. many people are saying the president is doing. why credit democrats for this? >> democrats play a role because there were a couple of bills involved, republicans and george w. bush played a big role, too.
the current framework came over to the border, there is also a 2002 home security bill that was approved by the republican house and signed by president bush and 2008, human trafficking law that was unanimously approved by congress and signed by president bush. that sets up the system that we were using recently where families came over together were kept in family detention center. >> and you know, you profile a father who spent last year months trying to find his 18 months old son after he was deported from the united states and thankfully, they have united. can you explain the situation. they're trying to locate the children. some of them are babies or toddlers who cannot verbally
communicate. >> right, i think in this case that was why it was so concerning for people that worked on the case. the guatemala father came into their country illegally last summer carrying his 18-month old toddler and he was put in federal prison for having to reenter the country and previously been deported and agents placed the toddler in the custody of the office which typically cares for unaccompany minors. the father went to prison, all he knew that agents told him his 18-month old was some where in texas. he was furious where the toddler is. he asked for help. the father after serving 22 days in prison, he went to custody immigration detention and there
he told officials he wanted to be deported back with his baby. three months later he was deported back to guatemala alone and nobody can tell him where the toddler was. it often takes a while for advocates to be able to find the parents and verify they are the parents and in this case of this guatemala father, he had been deported by the time they were able to find him. so the baby was only returned to him four months after he last seen his child. >> further complicating manners. >> my apology for this abrevity of this discussion. i am going to have you back, my good friend joy reid is here. i want to make way for her. allan and lomi, thank you so much. lupe valdez, she will discuss
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