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>> that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. with some of its pollsters, this after polling shows the president trailing joe biden in several key battleground states. and secretary of state mike pompeo comes to the president's defense. he says trump will get it right for the american people if a foreign government tries to offer dirt on a political rival in 2020. president trump weighs in on bob mueller saying he didn't fire the special counsel because of what happened to richard nixon. d nixon. good monday morning, everybody, it is june 17th. i'm yasmin vossoughian, alongside nbc news white house
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correspondent geoff bennett. president trump's 2020 campaign is cutting ties with some of its pollsters after internal numbers were leaked to the media showing joe biden ahead of trump in several key states. that's according to one person close to the campaign who spoke to nbc news. the move comes after nbc obtained details from a march internal poll that found trump trailing biden in 11 states. in wisconsin, pennsylvania, florida and michigan, four states where trump edged democratic nominee hillary clinton by narrow margins that proved decisive in his victory, trump trails biden by double digits in three states, wisconsin, pennsylvania and florida, biden's lead sits outside the poll's margin of error. trump also trails the former vice president by 17 points in virginia, 15 in maine, 14 in minnesota, and 18 in north carolina. 7 points in iowa, 6 in georgia, and one in ohio.
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in texas, where a democratic nominee has not won since president jimmy carter in 1976, trump leads by just 2 points. >> last week president trump denied the existence of his campaign's internal polling but abc news aired more of their interview yesterday. look at this. >> your own polls show you're behind, don't they? >> my polls show you are winning everywhere. >> we have all seen 15 out of 17 states, you're behind. >> nobody showed you those polls because those polls don't exist. i just had a meeting with somebody that's a pollster, and i'm winning everywhere. we're getting tremendous polls. >> those poll results so irritating to the president that a few seconds later he has to go off the record to call his campaign manager. >> okay. so hold off for a minute. call brad and i want to ask him that question, okay. >> then yesterday the president tweeted this, despite the
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greatest presidential harassment of all time by people that are very dishonest and want to destroy our country, we are doing great in the polls, even better than 2016, and will be packed at the rally in florida, keep america great. a fox news poll finds president trump trailing several of his 2020 democratic contenders with former vice president joe biden topping trump by ten points. 49% took 39%. senator bernie sanders leads trump by 9 points while senator elizabeth warren has a 2-point edge, and both senator kamala harris and mayor pete are up by one point. >> new portions of his abc interview that we saw some of, trump said that he is not worried that his attacks on the media and perceived enemies is dividing the country. watch more here. >> you're here right now, you're president of the united states, yet it seems like you feel this need to push back at perceived
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enemies. >> no, at false stories, at fake news. nobody has any idea how corrupt the media is. they're corrupt. not all of it. fortunately. but the media is corrupt. >> when you say the media is corrupt, this is all fake news, at a time of a national crisis, we're not going to have the unity we need. >> i'm not worried about it. >> secretary of state mike pompeo is defending president trump over his comments last week when he said he would accept information from a foreign country on a political opponent. during an interview on fox news yesterday, pompeo dismissed questions of whether the president knew taking dirt during an election would be considered foreign interference. >> he is accepting research from a foreign government, right or wrong? >> you asked me not to call any of your questions ridiculous, you came close right there. president trump has been very clear. he clarified his remarks later.
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he made it very clear, even if his first comments, he said i would do both, he would call the fbi. >> he said maybe i would do both. >> president trump has been clear he will always make sure he gets it right for the american people, and i'm confident he will do that as well. >> the president told fox and friends on friday, and i agree, kind of walked it back. >> he didn't walk it back. >> he said maybe on thursday. and then on friday on fox and friends he said he would listen first and then if the information was bad that he would take it to the fbi or attorney general but he also made it clear to george stephanopoulos that he did not see this as foreign interference. the country, sir, and i don't have to tell you has a long history dating back to george washington in saying that foreign interference in our elections is unacceptable. >> chris, whether trump believes that too, i have nothing to add. >> secretary of state mike
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pompeo says additional troop linking iran to attacks on two oil tankers is coming. some u.s. allies including japan and germany have requested stronger evidence than the video released by the pentagon appearing to show an iranian patrol boat removing what is said to be an unexploded mine. >> these were attacks by the islamic republic of iran with the clear intention to deny transit through the strait. there's no doubt. the intelligence committee has lots of data. lots of evidence. the world will come to see much of it. we have done what we can to deter this. the iranians should understand clearly that we will continue to take actions to deter iran from engaging in this kind of behavior. >> meanwhile, saudi arabia crown prince in an interview published yesterday said the country would not pause in confronting iran, telling reporters the kingdom does not want war in the region but we will not hesitate to deal
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with a threat to our people, and vital interest. joining us from washington, political reporter from the hill, julia manchester. thank you very much for joining us. how does the push back here from several allies over who is the culprit of the oil attacks look to the u.s. >> we have to remember who the push back is coming from, japan, china, germany, countries that depend on oil from iran. it's important to keep that in context. this is a sensitive, geopolitical issue and it doesn't surprise me that saudi arabia and the trump administration are really in lock step on this issue. remember obviously saudi arabia and iran have long lasting tensions and it's not surprise that they are quick to side with the trump administration but the trump administration has had a very long lasting relationship with saudi arabia. saudi arabia was one of the first countries that president trump visited in office, and we know that president trump has been itching for a while for i
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guess more, i guess, not conflict with iran, but has stepped out against iran ever since leaving the iran nuclear deal. this is a culmination of tensions between iran, the u.s., and saudi arabia really, and i think you have a lot of the u.s.'s allies which are kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place through depending on oil through iran, and at the same time being a u.s. ally, kind of not knowing exactly what to do and walking a very thin tight rope. >> good point. let's talk about these polls which show president trump trailing multiple democratic candidates. polling at this point isn't predictive of course but we are, what, two weeks away from the democratic debate here at msnbc. what do you think the numbers mean for the debate coming up? >> i think the american people are starting to pay attention to the democratic field so far, and president trump for example has really touted the economy and jobs numbers, and we have seen
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some jobs numbers come out in recent weeks that haven't been as good as they have been. so that could be an indicator playing into them. i think there's increased coverage of 2020 and more americans are paying attention to those democratic candidates so i think that really has something to do with it, but yes, you know, it does have very cause for concern for the trump campaign at this point. shows that they have a weak spot and the american people could potentially be exploring alternatives, and that's something the trump campaign needs to be concerned with. >> we'll talk to you soon julia, thank you. nhow president trump is reacting to that. plus, congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez weighs in on the 2020 election but stops short of making an endorsement. those stories and a check on the weather when we come rikt back. -- come right back. -- come right back. most of us don't know how much data we use.
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welcome back, senator kamala harris has walked back comments she made about prosecuting president trump if she is elected president. >> you said that you would prosecute donald trump, he said if he were you, he would do the same thing. what is your reaction to that? >> i'm sorry. i would prosecute -- >> that you would prosecute donald trump? >> no, i said the department of justice needs to follow the facts wherever they lead because i believe that is what they would do and that is what they should do. >> harris told npl last week her administration's justice department would likely pursue obstruction of justice, mayor pete buttigieg weighed in saying the next white house should not be involved in the decision. >> your fellow 2020 democrat, your opponent kamala harris said
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if she is elected president her justice department would have no choice but to go forward with obstruction of justice charges against president trump. would the justice department under a president buttigieg feel the same way, do the same thing? >> my justice department will be empowered to reach its own conclusions. two things are true and clear, one, nobody is above the law, and two, the prosecution process should have nothing to do with politics. the less this has to do with the president the better. >> congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez says she's not endorsing a candidate right now. yesterday she praised both elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. she said sanders has not asked for her endorsement but he has asked for her help in cosponsoring several bills which she's happy to offer. >> do you have an edge, you volunteered for his campaign, he supported your campaign. >> i think what we really need right now is a presidential
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candidate that's going to fight for the well being of working class americans and all americans. and i think that he does that excellently, i think his policies do that excellently, i believe senator warren's policies do that excellently, and i think that's what we need to be looking for in terms of the agenda. >> ahead of the 2020 election, nbc news is giving candidates a chance to tell voters about the issues that make them stand out from the pack. here's what washington state governor white house hopeful jay inslee had to say to nbc correspondent harry smith. >> what's your big idea? >> my big idea is that america needs to defeat the climate crisis! former congressman current governor of washington, and climate author, jay inslee's campaign has a single focus. >> we know the climate crisis is burning our towns, flooding our fields, causing diseases to spread north. we're losing massive economic wealth and benefits because of
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it. >> we met governor inslee at a des moines area community college. >> you know this provides a lot of power. >> 30% in iowa. >> inslee would use executive power to restore environmental regulations from the obama administration that president trump eliminated. he wants to end the use of coal in ten years, and all cars to be electric by 2030. >> there are a million electric cars on the road right now in the united states, we sell 17 to 20 million cars a year. >> in 1940, there were only 70 jeeps in the united states, and in four years, we made 640,000 jeeps. . >> what if even some of your goals are not achieved in se the next decade? >> well, if we do not in the next administration make this job one, we are going to be in for a world of hurt. when my time is up, i want to be able to look my grand kids in my
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eye and say i did everything i could to prevent the climate crisis from degrading their lives. >> defeating the climate crisis. that's jay inslee's big idea. harry smith, nbc news, ankeny, iowa. good monday morning, a rough night in san antonio, houston, southeast texas, a lot of people up in the middle of the night with these photo storms rolling on through. the houston area is getting a little bit of a break now. san antonio, the worst is exiting your area but right over the top of victoria, texas, and as we pan out, it's going to be a wet three to four days here from st. louis through kentucky. it's been raining on and off it seems like forever in areas of southern ohio, and now it's raining in west virginia. for today, we could get isolated severe storms. watch out around d.c., baltimore. southern jersey, areas of delaware, richmond, we're not going to see tornadoes but we will be watching wind damage,
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maybe small hail. here's an idea of how many areas are dodging the rain drops late today. this morning, it's hit and miss and scattered. summer like pattern with the afternoon storms, anywhere from nashville through areas of kentucky, notice washington, d.c. area, could be some pretty significant storms. we mentioned that to philadelphia. new york city looks like hit and miss storms late this afternoon to early this evening, but not horrible, and tomorrow we do it all over again. a pretty good line of storms through virginia, southern portion of new england, and if you have travel plans at the airports, it's that time of year you're going to get those afternoon storms in a lot of spots, so for today sunshine state, not a lot of it. clouds and rain, especially in the afternoon hours, new orleans is going to have a line of storms. dallas you look good. oklahoma city is fine too. st. louis will be dodging the storms. new york city northwards, hartford, boston, to albany should be just fine today. chicago and detroit you look okay and tomorrow's forecast continues with the stormy pattern from the southeast to
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the mid atlantic region. finally get nice dry weather in areas of the midwest. we'll give you that weekend forecast coming up. it's like a soupy pattern, where it's humid in areas and on and off rain, but yeah. >> so not good. >> not the best, yes. >> but you're couching it. >> maybe next weekend will be better. still ahead, protesters return to the streets of hong kong to announce their own government and by extension, beijing. we'll get a live update coming up next. we'll get a live update coming up next. termites, feasting on homes 24/7. we're on the move. roger. hey rick, all good? oh yeah, we're good. we're good. termites never stop trying to get in, we never stop working to keep them out. terminix. defenders of home.
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welcome back. hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of hong kong yesterday to demand an end to a proposed extradition bill and called for the resignation of the city's embattled leader. protesters carried white flowers and others held protest banners following violence at an earlier demonstration on wednesday. it's all unfolding a day after hong kong's chief executive carrie lam shelled the bill and apologized for t apologiz apologized for deficiencies in the work. police say the official count was 338,000 at the protest's peak. the protesters say they will not back down until the bill is removed all together. joining us now on the phone is
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nbc news correspondent, janice mackey frayer and you have been at the front lines during the protests. what more can you tell us about what you're seeing. >> reporter: the numbers on trying to estimate how big the crowd was are arbitrary. the police numbers were focussed on victoria park where the protest had its starting point. what was unique about this rally was that people kept joining along the way. they were spilling out of metro stations and coming off of pedestrian overpasses, so there really was this swell of people that just seemed to get bigger and bigger as the protests moved on, and it went well into the night, despite that rare apology from carrie lam, for what she called deficiencies in the government, it fell short of her resignation, which is what protesters have been calling for because of the way this government has mishandled this controversial extradition bill. today is much quieter.
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obviously people going back to work, going to school, there are still several hundred protesters who are gathered around the legislative building, and police have been taking a very softly hands off approach, so to speak. this morning, they were urging people to go to the sidewalk, to stay off the roads, that they didn't have to leave, but they had to help get the city back to normal. ironically there was the pro democracy leader who was jailed for the 2014 protest here. he was released from prison today, and he came out declaring that he would join the protests and that people will be coming out again and again. >> thanks for your time this morning, we appreciate it. vice president mike pence reportedly planned to deliver a speech criticizing china's human rights record on the anniversary of the tiananmen square massacre
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until president trump stopped him, to avoid upsetting china ahead of a meeting at the end of the month. according to southeastereveral h the matter, pence planned to preview in his remarks, the vice president's speech was tentatively rescheduled for june, but with xi's attendance at the meeting undecided, they are debating when pence should deliver the speech and how hard he should be on the speech. a spokesperson told it it was false so pence could review flood damage in oklahoma instead. president trump invokes richard nixon while talking about bob mueller and the russia probe. we're going to tell you his new comments. and the president has been repeatedly attacking joe biden, and now they may be setting their sights on another candidate, senator lelizabeth
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welcome back, i'm yasmin vossoughian, alongside nbc white house correspondent geoff bennett. it's the bottom of the hour. speaking to abc news, president trump repeatedly distorted the findings of the mueller report which said the evidence was not sufficient to charge the trump campaign in a conspiracy with russia. watch this. >> i have a phoney witch hunt, which is a phoney pile of stuff. mueller comes out, there's no collusion and essentially a
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ruling there's no obstruction, and they keep going with it. people are angry about it. >> i don't think that's fair. we don't have time for that. >> excuse me, he found no collusion, and he didn't find anything having to do with obstruction because they made a ruling based on his findings. >> he didn't examine collusion. he laid out evidence of obstruction. >> are you trying to say there's no collusion. >> he didn't say there's no collusion. he said he didn't look at -- >> yogeorge, the report said no collusion. >> i did and you should read it too george. >> he called robert mueller honorable, why the switch. >> i'm not switching or anything. i would hope he's honorable, but you know what, he gave us no collusion, and that was a very big thing. >> he did not say that. >> and frankly -- he did say that. >> he didn't look at collusion. >> read the report. just read it, okay. sometimes i have false fights
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like the russian witch hunt, that's a false fight. that's a made up hoax. and i had to fight that. >> the first line of his report said they had a systematic attempt to interfere. >> they did. not me. and they also said we we rebuffed them! he said your campaign welcomed the help. >> the trump campaign rebuffed them. anything having to do with russia had nothing to do with our campaign. mueller said we rebuffed russia, that we pushed them away, we weren't interested. read the report. >> reading from the mueller report, the trump campaign welcomed help that was purported to be from the russian government, only they never received it. in the interview, president trump denied ordering mueller's finding saying he would not want to be with richard nixon but appeared to agree with nixon's phrase about the powers of the presidency. >> look, article two, i would be allowed to fire robert mueller
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assuming i did all of the things i said i want to fire him, number one, i didn't. he wasn't fired. okay. number one, very importantly, but more importantly, article 2 allows me to do whatever i want. article 2 would have allowed me to fire him but i wasn't going to fire, you know why, because i watched richard nixon go around firing everybody and that didn't work out too well. >> so your position is you can hire or fire anybody, stop or start -- >> that investigation of a lot of great lawyers. that's the position of some of the most talented lawyers, and you have to have a position like that because you're the president and without even bringing up article 2 which absolutely gives you every right. >> so a president can't obstruct justice? >> a president can run the country and that's what happened, george, i run the country and run it well. >> when the president does it, it's not illegal. >> the president under article 2 is very strong, read it. >> a new nbc news "wall street journal" report shows a rise in
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impeachment proceedings against trump, 27% saying there's enough evidence to begin, up 10 points, that appears to come from those who say congress must continue investigating, down 8 points to 24%. 48% say congress should not hold impeachment proceedings, a number that is steady from last month. yesterday the president tweeted almost 70% in new polls say don't impeach. so ridiculous to be talking about the subject when all of the crimes are committed by the other side. they can't win the election fairly. the u.s. is ramping up dij t -- digital attacks. "the new york times" reporting the campaign was conducted under new cyber authorities granted by president trump and congress citing current and former government officials. two administration officials tell the paper they quote believe trump had not been briefed in any detail about the operation. while pentagon and intelligence
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officials quite described broad hesitation to go into detail with trump against russia for concern over his reaction and the possibility he might counter mand it or discuss it with foreign officials as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation in syria to the russian foreign minister. after "the new york times" published that story, president trump accused the paper of engaging in treason. trump lashed out at it in a pair of tweets saturday night writing this, do you believe that the failing "new york times" just did a story stating that the united states is substantially increasing cyber attacks on russia? this is a virtual act of treason by a once great paper, so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our country. he also called the story not true adding this, anything goes with our corrupt news media today. they will do or say whatever it takes without even the slightest
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thought of consequence. the times responded to trump in a statement writing this. accusing the press of treason is dangerous. the paper also said it had described the article to the government and spoke to his own national security officials and there were no concerns. a new national poll of the democratic presidential race shows a tightening race for second place. with joe biden scoring 32% in the fox news poll that's down 3 points from last month, while senator bernie sanders falls to 13%, just 4 points ahead of senator lelizabeth warren at 9% with pete buttigieg and kamala harris tied for fourth at 8 points each. beto o'rourke takes 4%, and cory booker is holding at 3%. the poll, which will count for inclusion in the second round of democratic debates in july has senator amy klobuchar and andrew yang with 2%, and castro, delaney, and ryan at 4 points
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each. democrats say it's more important to have a candidate who unites around shared beliefs over 23% who prefer a candidate who fights against extreme right wing belief. 22%, have steady leadership, 25% with a bold new agenda. 52% prefer a candidate with high ethical standards. president trump's reelection team is reportedly turning its attention to a new target that the president had previously dismissed as a nonthreat to his 2020 chances, senator elizabeth warren. while the president and his team have been focussed mostly on former vice president joe biden, warren's recent rise in the polls has them thinking she could also be a potential threat. politico say trump's team cites warren's discipline style, populist infused speeches and
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ability to win over suburban female voters, trump aides and allies at the republican national committee believed their money and manpower were better focussed elsewhere and are digging up opposition research deploying camera wheeling trackers and preparing to brand warren as a liberal extremist. politico says one campaign pollster has sounded the alarm internally, stressing that warren's attacks on trump in key states like iowa, new hampshire and nevada threaten to undercut his support from working class voters who propelled him to the presidency. joining us from washington is political reporter from the hill julia manchester. for weeks, perhaps months, people have been saying joe biden gave them pause, now it appears elizabeth warren is doing the same thing. what are we to make of this? >> i think you have seen elizabeth warren purposefully try to get to know voters in places like iowa and nevada.
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it was interesting because i think before all of this, she was seen as a very east coast, almost, you know, exclusively far left democratic candidate who couldn't make end roads with voters who could be perceived to flip from president trump to the democratic side. she has been trying to make her voice heard, and trying to make an effort with these voters holding countless town halls in these states, especially iowa, and i think the trump campaign is looking at someone like elizabeth warren, starting to cut into bernie sanders progressive working class space, and remember, president trump, and bernie sanders, their two bases overlap when it comes to the working class vote. i think they are looking at that as well, and i think also, it could be argued that elizabeth warren has more sway with more establishment voters than a bernie sanders would. maybe that makes her more, i guess, marketable to both progressive and establishment voters and i think that's something the trump campaign is
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definitely keeping an eye on right now. >> and i think it's also important to note what geoff was talking about with regards to elizabeth warren and there's a fear that she could capture the female suburban voter and we understand that the president has a woman problem when it comes to getting votes from women. >> absolutely, and i think the republican party as a whole has a woman problem. we just saw susan brooks, one of the congresswoman who was really tasked with recruiting women to the republican party, she just retired so i think the gop as a whole especially under the leadership of president trump is having this woman problem at a time when you're seeing more and more women who maybe voted for mitt romney in 2012 against president obama really shift towards the democratic party, and i think elizabeth warren, she has been branded as this progressive who may have some trouble attracting more centrist voters but she's trying to make an effort to really market herself as a more well rounded candidate, and like i said, i
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think the trump campaign is absolutely paying attention to that. >> let's circle back to president trump's comments about firing bob mueller, how is his interpretation to george stephanopoulos of power as president under article 2 of the constitution going over. >> it was absolutely remarkable to hear those comments because i don't think it actually says in the constitution the president of the united states can do what they want. obviously article 2 grants the presidents power such as holding the state of the union and such, so i think it shows potentially a real lack of understanding, if you will, in terms of that, and i think that's very concerning to people looking in on this, and how he's really interpreting the mueller report and mueller's comments. i think this is a way for the president to essentially spin mueller's comments in his favor because he knows democrats are really looking into this in the house. i don't think this is a surprise that the president is showing, you know, this different lack of understanding of the constitution. i think it could be perceived as
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very concerning among voters. >> julia manchester, thank you for your time this morning. the fbi is facing challenges in finding good agents in the economy and why a strong job market is not proving to be beneficial. >> and bill karins is back with a check of your weather forecast. we're back in a moment. k of you forecast we're back in a moment
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welcome back, the strong economy and job market is creating a particular problem for the fbi. the federal government is struggling to compete when it comes to salary which is resulting in a drop in the number of potential agents but it's now trying to find new ways to recruit the best and brightest. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has more. >> the fbi is faced with a problem it seldom has. because so many higher paying jobs are now available, it's having trouble meeting its recruiting goal. 16,000 applicants a year to be
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whittled down to 900 special agents, so it's trying to change the image of who a potential agent is, not just ex-military or a former accountant or lawyer, two of the fbi's newest agents investigate complex financial crimes a big change from what they used to do. a new agent in the baltimore field office. >> one of the misconceptions i had it that you had to have prior law enforcement. >> the fbi liked his background as a nuclear engineer. >> part of the investigative process is solving the puzzle. there's more than one way to solve a puzzle. >> the fbi is working especially hard to attract more women and minorities. last month, a class action lawsuit claimed the fbi discriminated against women during training. some said they were subjected to sexual harassment. the fbi says it's committed to respecting all employees and the number of women applying to be agents has risen over the past year. this twitter campaign, hash tag, unexpected agent is part of a
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$1.2 million campaign to urge a broader spectrum of people to consider becoming agents. >> we have people who are pharmaceutical sales specialists, we have professional athletes, gold medal medal olympians. >> the appeal of doing something different worked for sarah. now at the fbi she says she's excited to go to work. >> what about it appealed to you? >> you're working to make the world a better place. you're not just working yourself. >> applicants need a college degree, work experience, a clean criminal record and no marijuana use in the past three years. >> people with a broader life experience are wanted by the fbi. pete williams, nbc news, baltimore. >> thank you pete williams for that report rj. let's get a check of weather with meteorologist bill karins. >> you like stats, weather
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stats, you do political stats all day. last night an area outside of austin, near brian, texas, we had a report of 3 1/2 inches of rain in 5 minutes and they call it violent rain, which is the first time i have ever heard that term used before. it must have been like a water fall coming out of a thunderstorm that was just probably collapsing. other areas of rain, we have problems with wet weather racing through areas of west virginia, we have had a lot of rain over the weekend. a couple of areas under flash flood warnings, including in between indianapolis and evansville in south central, indiana, and a flash flood warning to the north of columbus south of the cleveland area, and in all today, because we're going to see more rounds of rain on saturated ground, 42 million people at risk of possibly seeing flash flooding and slowdowns, especially on some of those roads and of course turn around, don't drown. we don't want to see any flash flooding fatalities out there. we have already had a bunch this year, over 50 so far. so today's rainfall forecast,
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we're going to see about 1 to 3 inches of rain, widespread, this is today and tomorrow, by the way, from southern, indiana, northern kentucky, right through d.c., philadelphia and new york, it's not going to be an all day rain. these are rounds of thunderstorms we're going to experience in the afternoon hours. weekend forecast today. maybe a few severe storms around the baltimore, washington, d.c. area. philadelphia, new york city, i don't think you're going to get severe storms, north of new york city, it's dry. more areas of st. louis, in louisiana, sunshine state, you're in the rainy season. you're going to see additional storms today. fast forward to the middle of the week, more wet weather here, same areas. that's why this flash flooding potential is going to take us right through wednesday, maybe thursday. start to dry it out throughout the rockies. by the time we get to friday, the rain exits the east. we should have a decent friday afternoon and a new storm system brings storms to the middle of the country. in the summer time, it's known as you don't get big huge
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storms. you get numerous storms and that's kind of the pattern we're in. >> it is what it is. >> it is what it is. we're going to make t-shirts later. >> philosophical. >> that's as philosophical as i'm going to get at 4:48 in the morning. it is what it is. put it on a t-shirt. that's hilarious. still ahead, another country takes trade actions against the u.s. with the administration slapping tariffs on allies and competitors. as president trump looks to hold his speech on the fourth of july, new reporting on a bill he has yet to pay from his 2017 inauguration. we'll be right back. from his 27 inauguration we'll be right back.
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welcome back, everybody. india has imposed higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 u.s. products in retaliation for washington's withdrawal of key trade privileges for the country. the discussion which took effect yesterday includes tariffs on u.s. export items like apples, walnuts of which the country is a top purchasers. trump scrapped a trade provision that provided duty free exports that provided $5.6 billion on steel and aluminum products. fus officials in india called the move unfortunate. the latest trade row comes as india promised to levy higher tariffs on the u.s. ahead of the meeting with frutrump at the g2 summit. last year alone, trade with india was worth $142 million.
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president trump's speech is likely t likely to drive up security costs but hasn't paid for his last address to a massive crowd, his inauguration in 2017. according to federal and city financial records, the trump administration and congress owe $17 million in expenses from his four day inaugural celebration, the total cost was $27.3 million. d.c. has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers security costs in the case of a terrorist threat or other events such as demonstrations, state funerals and the visits of foreign dignitaries. although the fund is typically replenished by federal money, records show it is now on track to enter the red by this fall. cleveland is paying $225,000 to a man who burned the american flag to settle his claim that police officers violated his free speech. it isn't the first time gregory johnson has burned a flag and faced trouble for it. he did the same thing at the
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republican convention in dallas back in 1984. that led to a supreme court case where justices revealed that flag burning was a protected form of speech. president trump is throwing his support behind a measure to ban the burning of the american flag calling it a no brainer. the white house further emphasized the point by tweeting out this photo friday in honor of flag day. let's turn to the growing measles outbreak across this country. more than 1,000 cases have been reported this year. as we head to the summer that's raising concerns for officials at camps as they prepare to welcome kids. that has them taking action. nbc's kathy park has more. >> reporter: kristen o'dell is sending not one but two kids today camp this summer and for the first time, their camp in orange county, new york, will require proof that all children have been immunized against measles. the camp director says no exceptions. >> i knew it was happening in
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the area, and i decided that i wanted to really, you know, put parents at ease, so i took a tough stance that i wasn't going to accept any medical or religious exemptions. >> rosemaren isn't alone. summer camps are drawing the line against unvaccinated campers. why? the measles outbreak across the country has been historically bad with cases reported in 28 states. health officials say the disease is so contagious, roughly 90% of people who aren't immune can become infected. with oliver and xander's vaccinations checked off, these happy campers are ready for a safe summer. >> anything we can do to protect the children, we should do. >> reporter: and while state health officials strongly recommend measles vaccinations for all campers and staff, there are loopholes. >> there are thousands of camps across this country and thousands in new york alone that are unregulated.
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parents have to make sure they are sending their child to a camp licensed by the department of health. >> reporter: a warning for families, add another item to your young camper's checklist before sending them off for summer fun. kathy park, nbc news, monroe, new york. coming up, the trump campaign cleans house following the leak of polling suggesting trouble ahead for 2020. more on the president's team taking action over that internal info getting out as the president disputes the polls that exist. a top trump official works to contain the fallout over the president's suggestion he would accept dirt from a foreign government on a political opponent as the president rails against the mueller report and what it actually showed. your morning's top headlines are less than three minutes away. 'se less than three minutes away
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the trump campaign cuts ties with some of its pollsters, this after leaked internal polling showed the president trailing joe biden in several key battleground states. plus, secretary of state mike pompeo comes to the president's defense. he says trump will get it right for the american people if a
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foreign government tries to offer dirt on a political rival in 2020. and president trump weighs in on bob mueller saying he didn't fire the special counsel because of what happened to richard nixon. richard nixon. >> good monday morning. it's june 17. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside white house correspondent jeff bennett. internal numbers were leaked to the media showing joe biden ahead of trump in several key states according to one person close to the campaign who spoke to nbc news. from details in a memo that found trump trailing biden in 11 states. wisconsin, pennsylvania, florida and michigan, four states where trump edged clinton by narrow margins that proved decisive


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