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welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. thanks for sharing your day with us. trump called brussels a hell hole. he's in brussels for his first nato summit. >> over the last eight years the united states spent more in defense than all other nato countries combined. >> back here in washington more bad news for the house
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republican health care plan. an estimated 23 million americans would lose their coverage. premiums for the sick could skyrocket. >> unless you're a health millionaire, trumpcare is a nightmare. this report ought to be the final nail in the coffin of the republican effort to sabotage our health care system. >> and here's an interesting twist. election eve outrage in montana. a republican candidate attacks a reporter asking questions about health care. >> get the hell out of here. do not do this. are you with the guardian? >> yes. >> the last guy did the same damn thing. >> you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> get the hell out of here. >> with us, molly ball, julie.
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it is a fascinating moment playing out right now on the world stage for president trump. his first nato summit. he opened with a piece of skillful diplomacy. >> i would like to ask that we now observe a moment of silence for the victims and families of the savage attack which took place in manchester. thank you. >> a good and a smart first impression. then, though, election. >> 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for
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their defense. this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. we should recognize that with these chronic underpayments and growing threats even 2% of gdp is insufficient to close the gaps in modernizing readiness. >> what to make of the moment? you could see as the president was speaking some chatter, some eye rolls, a little bit of snickers from the other leaders there. they're highly skeptical of them. a lot of them if you look at incoming diplomats think he doesn't get it. think he doesn't understand the importance of the nato alliance. politically back home doing something his supporters will love, saying pay up, folks. >> the point is not just how it plays for him. this is a rare stainstance of tp saying to their face what he has said behind their backs. in mexico he talked tough blind
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their back and then doesn't bring up issues. china a similar deal. this is a case where he is actually confronting on the world stage some of the leaders that he has criticized. >> i think he's also showing a little bit more of a sophisticated understanding of what the issue with nato is which is something previous administrations complained about as well. when he talked about this on the campaign trail it was often to leave the impression that somehow nato owed the united states some kind of money that we should be sending them a bill. now he's explaining it in the sense of how much you spend on your shared defense. >> but i think what was surprising here was not what he said because we've heard him make the case repeatedly that na nato allies need to pay more of their fair share. what he didn't say his staff had said he was going to make a commitment to the pledge. he did not do that. what you have is a lecture to all these leaders who have been, you know, hearing this for years
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from the obama administration and previous administrations as well, but much more strongly from trump. nothing on the other end to say regardless of that nato is important, the united states thinks nato is important, and of course i'm here to reaffirm. that there was none of that. i. >> i think this is probably one of the more difficult parts of the trip for him. this is the one place where they're literally not rolling out the red carpet. so he's dealing with people who don't have that much confidence in him and their expectations from him are different. they're not trying to make the deal with him. i mean, the pictures of the eye rolling were really telling. >> including when he said, and the president is making a big bet here and we won't know the answer for six months, maybe a year, maybe three years, maybe ten, but he talked about the meeting with the saudis and they promised they're going to cut off terror financing. you could see eye rolls there. the saudis have said these things for 16 years going back to 9/11 and have come up far short. >> and there's a lot of experience with that standing there watching him deliver that
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lecture. >> but i do think the point about how he's being received is important because we know trump is extremely sensitive to perceived slights. all of these other world leaders have bent over backwards to flatter him because they know that he is susceptible to flattery and they may be able to get what they want simply by treating him as a very important person. if these leaders are treating him basically as the kid who walked into the party with mud on his shoes and they're rolling their eyes and turning their backs, they may pay a price for that. trump may be inflamed by the reception that he's getting here. >> the moment i want to get -- he's getting a lecture from the littish prime minister. we're getting to see him for the first time on the world stage. this was -- you had an interesting ceremony where angela merkel brought a piece of the berlin wall. the 9/11 museum donated a piece of the twisted steel of the tower. president trump remember a builder, real estate guy
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couldn't resist. >> i never asked once what the new nato headquarters cost. i refuse to do that. but it is beautiful. >> is that taken as funny or is that taken as offensive? >> i think they probably took it as a cheap shot, right? making fun of them. it is the kind of thing that works at home and he gets to dig the needle in a little bit. >> and the context of the lecture that he then delivered about, you know, the united states is paying for all of this and you all aren't contributing your fair share, i think it was probably seen as kind of a damaging dig. after all, this is sort of sacred memorial. there's a piece of the world trade center. there's there's a piece of the berlin wall. to bring up the cost seems like a callous thing. again, plays well at home. >> the president came to europe, one of his stops was in isreal where we know in private meetings the defense minister has called it a pointed
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correction meaning the israelis was mad the president shared sensitive intelligence with the russians. as the president is preparing for the nato meeting the british authorities are furious at law enforcement agencies or intelligence agencies which we can show you some of the pictures published of the crime scene in manchester. and the british authorities are angry saying american sources leaked these photographs at a time they were in very sensitive stages of the investigation and if you know how complex the bomb fest was, if you know how complex the trigger was, perhaps if there are partners, other collaborate ors, they understand what the authorities know. listen to theresa may saying i'm going to the nato summit and i have a piece of word for the american president. >> shortly i will be traveling to nato summit where i will be working with international colleagues on defeating terrorism. i will make clear to president trump that intelligence that he
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shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure. >> the president issued a statement before his public remarks in his name which is rare actually. to get a statement like this from the president himself saying the alleged leaks coming out of the government agencies are troubling. i'm asking the justice department and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review and if appropriate the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. is this a hiccup or is this a serious test of the president and of the more importantly take any president or any prime minister out of it, the uk, u.s. intelligence sharing? >> this is one area where his interests and theresa may's align. president trump is not exactly really thrilled about all these leaks here either. so i think a chance to stand up and make a strong statement and to be able to have as the context this terrorist attack actually helps him strengthen an
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argument that he's trying to make at home as well. >> but also let's not forget that we're just a month or so past this episode where from the white house podium sean spicer, the white house press secretary repeated this charge that somehow british intelligence was responsible for having, you know, leaked this damaging information about president trump and that was based on a report that was given on fox news. the white house made no attempt to corroborate that. they made that very clear. we were just repeating something that we saw. but that was not taken to very kindly by british intelligence and you have to wonder whether that played a role here in this, you know, the very public venting of their anger at this episode. >> as we discussed, i want to show you pictures. the president and the secretary of nato walking into a dinner they're having today. you see them in this room there. watch for a moment as the goes through. we're not expecting any remarks. you see the president making his
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way. we know there's a lot of skepticism. you see secretary of state tillerson. one of the things that came up earlier when the president after a meeting with the president of the european union is listened to the president of the urinini coming out and listening to the president and say we might have a disagreement about one of the big issues. >> i am not 100% sure that we can say today, we meaning mr. president and myself, that you have a common position, common opinion about russia. >> interesting that that hangs over. this has been a question since day one of the trump administration and we have seen as the election meddling investigations have played out the administration has moved away from this thought we're going to have a reset, new opening, more friendly relationship with russia. and yet after initial conversations with the president there, the president of the european union saying i'm not sure we're on the same page.
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>> they're not getting the assurances they're seeking. they're also not getting assurances that they want in private about russia. russia is the key issue here. nato is putin's top priority and to the extent that trump has not taken nato's side in that conflict and throughout his, you know, has not clarified that, has not taken an anti-russian steep and deeply troubling. >> they want a promise u.s. sanctions will stay in place about ukraine and additional sanctions. everybody sit tight. election day in montana. there's a last minute twist. the candidate body slams a reporter and is charged with assault. ging and skin cancer with a clean feel. the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®. a trip back to the dthe doctor's office, mean just for a shot.
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it is special election day in minnesota and -- greg began forte was charged with misdemeanor assault. he grabbed a journalist by the neck and threw him to the ground. he was pressing him to offer his views on the revised republican health care plan and the new congressional budget office score and yes, he was recording the encounter. >> the cbo score, you were waiting to make your decision about health care until you saw the bill and it just came out. >> i'll talk to you about that later. >> there's not going to be time. >> speak with shane, please. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys. the last time you came here you did the same thing. get the hell out of here. get the hell out of here. are you with "the guardian".
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>> yes and you just broke my glasses. >> the last guy did the same damn thing. >> you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> get the hell out of here. >> if you'd like me to get the hell out of here, i'll call the police can i get your guys names? he just body slammed me. >> you've got to leave. >> you could hear that play out there. obviously we can't see it. the campaign says it was jacobs who initiated the contact. jacobs said he did no such thing. the sheriff filed charges against the candidate. i've covered a lot of campaigns and i've been yelled at by a lot of politicians. but body slam? anybody? >> no. >> obviously not the closing message that you want to send in a campaign. totally outrageous. disturbing because it's also part of a bigger pattern recently of man handling reporters in west virginia. there was a case here at a public billing during a public meeting at the fcc. you see this going on and it's, like, what is happening?
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i think it's going to figure into the results, but we just don't know how. >> there's a lot of early voting out there. have the number of votes been cast? we won't know until tomorrow. anything we said how it impacts the race would be speculative, right? >> and because there's so many -- there's 700,000 and 200,000 have already been cast. >> let's listen to how the republican speaker of the house who would be welcome gee -- >> there is no time where a physical altercation should occur with the press or with -- just between human beings. so that is wrong and it should not have happened. should the gentleman apologize? yeah, i think he should apologize. i'm -- i know he has his own version and i'm sure he's going to have more to say, but there's no call for this, no matter what
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under any circumstance. >> to see this person who wants to be his own, one, representative into the house of representatives from montana be sort of a want to be trump, use language like that, treat people harshly like trump, that's his model. donald trump is his model. we've really got to say come on, behave. behave. that was outrageous. >> interesting and note worthy that the speaker did call for an apologize. i said he know he has his own version of events, but the congressional republican committee has said this is unfortunate, let's let the facts unfold. we all make mistakes. the speaker clearly saying he should apologize. >> i foupd nd so remarkable. the outrageous thing is the incident that any candidate would do that. i found the statement issued by the campaign also so outrageous. the fact that it was blatantly contradicted by everyone who was in the room and the audio recording, the fact that he sought to blame the reporter and
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blame the liberal media really is -- encourages this kind of antagonism and the fact that there was no apology. i mean, you know, this is a tough situation for a campaign to be in. say that you had a moment where you lost control. say that you lost your temper and you're sorry. but to not apologize i found that shocking. >> except that's the trump model as well. with the exception of the access holiday tape, i cannot think of any instances where donald trump has apologized for anything that he has said or done either as a candidate or a president. >> and i can also not think of many instances where speaker ryan has been willing to stand up and say he should apologize. i thought it was actually remarkable that he did say that and he went beyond what a lot of other republicans are saying. one republican earlier today said this is clearly the wrong thing to do unless the reporter deserved it. it is sort of -- you have to think that it's part of this
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pattern that started during the campaign of, you know, donald trump really encouraging his supporters to target the media, to boo the media, to have a very us versus them sort of frame around the media. and then of course since he's become president, he called journalists the enemy of the american people. it is part of the -- it seems that ryan is pushing back at least somewhat on this. >> i think it's also representative of broader problem for the house republicans. this race should have been pretty easy for them in montana. it's going to be a close race. he still may win ever this incident. this is the atmosphere for them right now. very tough race. there's a lot of districts that are going to be much harder than this. they're going to have to spend all this money and resources. if they can't pull out montana, what can they do? >> if it's that stretch that had mr. gianforte on the edge t shouldn't be.
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he's going to have to make tougher calls if he gets to congress. he had been endorsed by the major newspapers. most of them said we don't love this guy, but we like him more than the other guy. three newspapers pulled him back overnight. rescinds independent review. one of the newspapers said we're at a loss of words what to say. >> i think to carl's point, the house republicans are watching this race more closely than anybody and the closer it is, even if gianforte pull its out, it will affect their mood and the amount of cooperation that trump can expect from the republican conference. if house republicans see a close race here, the closer it is, the more they're going to be jittery and afraid and more panicked than they already are. trump endorsed him, recorded a call, won the state by 20 points. if that is not enough to keep someone from losing, you know, they may be in denial enough to
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just blame it on the incident. but they're going to get jitters. >> in the robo call he called him my friend and a wonderful guy. to be fair to the president, he's the head of the republican party. they bring him a script. he reads the crypt. b -- script. then something like this happens and that's your voice. >> this is about gianforte not wanting to take a position on the health care bill which is a sensitive thing for the republicans. this is going to continue to rear its head. the fact that hey candidate would get that angry about being asked to weigh in on a bad score of the health care bill is not encouraging for a republican. >> a candidate from the house of representatives would get mad about being asked about the number one issue in the united states congress, welcome. if you come to washington, welcome, sir. up next, the good news is it cuts the deficit by $119 million. the bad news, it might knock 23 million people from the insurance roll. the score is in on the big republican health care bill.
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. welcome back. the congressional budget office is making more dicey a health care debate that was already on
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shaky ground in congress. a new cbo, congressional budget office report says the house passed bill to repeal and replace obamacare would cause 23 million americans to lose their health coverage by 2026. it would lower premiums for younger and healthy americans but would drive up costs for many of those so-called essential health benefits covered by obamacare. the white house says the cbo innocent to be believed. but it is the official rating agency as theo bills make their way through congress. the house bill falls well short of the promises made by candidate trump. >> this campaign promise was the cover all continuing care for those with pre-existing conditions eliminating mandates and lowering premiums and by that analysis the latest plan doesn't address that. one more thing, though. that's yesterday's news. now it's on to the senate. the senate has got to, if you will, fulfill candidate trump's
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campaign pledge. i think that's the more important issue now. >> one should applaud senator cassidy's optimism and his pivot which is a smart one. the house bill is the house bill. we're going to do this in the senate. as he makes that pivot, a new poll out just this hour, 20% a p prove, 50% disapprove. this very telling quote from the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. quote, i don't know how we get to 50 votes at the moment, but that's the goal. skpa exactly what the composition of that bill is i'm not going to speculate because it serves no purpose. that means i got nothing. i got a mess trying to negotiate from the rand pauls and the mike lees. i have no idea where this is going. stay tuned. strap in. it's going to be a while. >> it's a big bucket of ice water. senator cassidy was selling the
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truth. the senate was planning to start over. they were never going to take up the house bill and probably not anything like this. unfortunately senate cassidy is a medical doctor who does have a different proposal for health care that has -- that the senate is also not considering and he's not even part of the working group that is looking at this in the senate. i talked to a republican staffer in the house a few days ago who said look, we know we voted to send a blank piece of paper to the senate. that is the process where even if something does happen it's going to be the senate writing a whole new bill. >> we do know -- we may not not precisely how a bill -- if the bill can get composed. we do know the general direction which it would be significantly more moderate and less far reaching than what the house passed. that is just by the makeup of the senate. the fact that a lot of these senators come from states that have expanded their medicaid programs and they don't want to be going back to their state and
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taking away health coverage. >> that's the hard part. listen to the house speaker paul ryan. yes, he knows the cbo numbers for the most part are bad for republicans. he's trying to make the point obamacare is a mess, we have to do something. >> under obamacare average premiums have gone up by nearly $3,0 $3,000. in law did not drop premiums as promised. between premiums surging up and choici choices going away, obamacare on is an unsustainable path. >> he makes a valid point. you look at blue cross pulling out in kansas and mi sour re. united pull out tlchl t. the costs are not going down. republicans can make that case. however you have a republican president, a republican house and a republican senate. they have the burden of doing something and at the moment they can't get their act together. >> right. and they know that. it's so striking that paul ryan like he did the last time the unflattering cbo score came out
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said, you know, i think the score is great news because it shows that premiums will go down for some people. deficits will -- it will cut the deficit. of course we have the white house as you said insulting the cbo and basically saying it's fake and we can't trust any of their estimates. the fact that they're not on the same page about that message just underlines how far they are from any kind of con sen tsensu among republicans. the senate version is going to have to come much more to the center. they do not want the huge medicaid cuts. but how are you going to get it back to the house? paul ryan knows that too. >> you get a senate baill to th senate? most of the numbers are hard to sell politically. the life line is the deficit reduction because in washington speak, sorry america, that means you get to do it through reconciliation. they get to run it through the senate through an easier process. however, to julie's point, if you know you need a more
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centrist bill, can mitch mcconnell get to 50 when rand paul says if it doesn't fully repeal obamacare, i'm not there. well, that's two. that means he's got not guilty left to spare. mitch mcconnell said yesterday i might not get to 50. he said that is very revealing. he doesn't usually tip his hand. this was a signal. this was a statement. we're in trouble here. don't expect anything. not to beat up on the house republicans again, though i will, this puts them in a terrible position because a lot of them defended their vote on that bill, the first bill as well, we want to move the process along. we know this is coming back differently. if it doesn't come back differently, hey, that's proposal. >> everybody stand by, i have to get to some breaking news. the u.s. official telling us the suicide bomber behind the manchester attack likely had isis training. cnn barbara starr at the pentagon has breaking news.
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what else have you learned? >> the latest intelligence, they are working off of in cooperation with the british is that salman abedi did travel to syria. they believe he went to syria in the month before the attack and he most likely received training and support there from isis. this is the intelligence they're working off of at this hour. are they trying to get it all perfectly nailed down? yes. but that is what the working assumption is now based on the intelligence they have. that in the month before the manchester attack, he traveled to syria. this is going to raise serious questions why the british, why the u.s. did not notice, why has travel movements were not caught by international authorities because there's been a lot of effort to shut that border down moving in and out of syria. and this came before his most recent trip to libya. we know now that he traveled to libya for three weeks.
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returning to manchester just a couple of days before the attack. the belief now, the overall belief now in the intelligence is that he indeed was inspired by isis to carry out this attack and that he had some help doing it. >> barbara starr with the breaking news. thank. you're dead right. it might answer some questions but it sure adds a lot of questions about why wasn't he caught going back and forth. why wasn't he an alarm source? up next, just when you thought you'd heard it all, another twist in the spy novel in washington. did the fbi director fall for dubious russian intelligence in it's confusing but fascinating. that story after the break. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to? this is a tough financial choice we could face when we retire. but, if we start saving even just 1% more of our annual income... we could keep doing all the things we love.
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want more proof? ask your rheumatologist about humira. what's your body of proof? welcome back. the spy novel that is the russia election meddling investigation serves up yet another stranger than fiction twist. the headline, how a dubious russian document influenced the fbi's handling of the clinton
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probe. the story, and i need your patience, i'm sorry, a secret of piece of intelligence intercepted from the russians spurs the fbi director to deliver one of the most dramatic moments of the 2016 election. that damming press conference that ended with word there would be no charges against democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. what was the piece of intelligence in according to source whose spoke to the post, the russian document cited an e-mail exchange between debbie wasserman schultz and benardo. the u.s. intelligence community had assessed that the hurussian hacked the committee during the campaign. the post says this piece of intelligence wasserman schultz told benardo that they promised a cl campaign staffer that the investigation would not go too far. if the e-mail existed it would proof of what the republicans
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suspected. sources say that would help explain the context to why director comey did not give lynch a heads up to not hold that press conference. he believed that it was critical to reassure americans of the fbi's independence. the problem? the fbi suspects the documents may have been bad intelligence. potentially even a fake. meant to confuse the fbi. sources tell the post the fbi did surprisingly little to verify the authenticity of the document. the russian intelligence intercept did not include the alleged e-mail. the critical players mentioned in the documents, the alleged intelligence document says lynch made her promise to go easy. w but, and this is a pretty big but, tough to follow, right, says she doesn't know the former attorney general and has never communicated with her.
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wasserman schultz and bernardoh say they don't know each other. and they all say the fbi never called to interview them to test the veracity of the suspect document. help me. >> i think the largest point of all of this, the most significant part is that when we have been talking to date about russian efforts to influence the last election, we've talked about efforts to influence public opinion, whether it's with fake news stories or by dumping hacked e-mail into the public discourse. this suggests that the russians were also trying to influence the decision making within an fbi investigation. one that really did have the potential to change the outcome of the election. so whether this is, you know, another opportunity to go back and look at james comey and his
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fitness for the post in which he held, i think the larger point is the one that people need to stay focussed on here. >> it's an interesting point because we did see late in the french election the leaks of documents, some of the e-mails were authentic. macron e-mails about the budget, about spending decisions, but some of them were doctored and they were fakes and they looked exactly the same. to the point if the russians somehow injected a fake document on purpose to influence the fbi, that would be huge. >> it also doesn't say very good things about the fbi if they did as little checking as the article asserts. it basically says that the fbi fell for fake news. that there was a concocted hoax and rather than check it out, it's as if the fbi, you know, got an e-mail forward from grandma and decided it must be true because it sounded about right. this is -- it sounds like something that you would find on a fake conspiracy site. george called debbie wasserman schultz basically to make sure
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they would go easy on the clinton. they didn't even check. >> when you start to read through this, the general headline, but it is pretty stunning. part of the questions has been who will be the new fbi director. mr. comey is gone. this was going to happen anyway. in washington we roll our eyes, but joe lieberman wrote a letter who withdraws himself from consideration. >> democrats are not going to go for that. senator mccain had already kind of gone public blaming the democrats for making it too hard for his amigo to get in. but if that -- it's another problem for comey. if that influenced his decision making, i mean, he's going to appear probably the week after memorial day up here. i've got to presume that's going to be a big part of the questioning. was he moved by this document
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that they failed to even check out at the basic level. >> another story first reported by cnn last night and now by other organizations as the attorney general of the needs when getting his security clearance did not list on the form where it asks if you've ever met with foreign entities, did not list he had a campaign year meeting he says in his capacity as a senator with the russian ambassador. remember he didn't disclose that to congress either and congress was mad about that. now the department of justice says this is their explanation, in filling out the sf 86 form, that's the security clearance form, the attorney general staff consulted with those familiar with the process. as well as the fbi investigator handling the background check and was instructed not to list meetings with foreign digny tire res and their staff connected with his senate activities. they're throwing the fbi under the bus here and blaming somebody else. forgive me, but he's the nation's top law enforce ment officer. he's coming out of a campaign going into an administration where he knows these russia questions are paramount in front and center.
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are we supposed to believe that like michael flynn he just forgot? >> i think it speaks to a general approach that, and i don't want to let the attorney general off the hook for what seems like a really bad omission here, but there was a general approach among the entire trump transition team of sloppy vetting, of if there was a question in somebody's mind whether they needed to do something or not they would err on the side of they didn't want to do it. the office of government ethics communicated with the white house counsel saying you need to be taking ethics briefings from us, you need to interact with us so you can figure out what disclosures you need to make and that wasn't happening on a routine basis. i think this is another example. it may be the most damaging one yet since he's still in the administration of somebody just opting not to disclose information that later is going to come out and make them look, even if there's nothing -- no inappropriate, you know, interaction there, it's going to raise suspicions. and it should. >> when do we see him back
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before congress? let's play the exchange senator sessions had with senator franken early on in the process that led to more questions. >> if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the trump campaign communicated with the russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do? >> senator franken, i'm not aware of any of those activities. i have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and i did not have communications with the russians. >> that's the last part there. i did not have communications with the russians. he could have easily said as a senator i had a very innocent quick routine meeting with the russian ambassador that had nothing to do with anything important. he yelled at me and i yelled at him and it was over. he said i did not have communications with the russians. he did have communications with the russians. >> and if the statement today or yesterday i guess is true that he was acting on the advice that was given to him that foreign
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dignitaries were considered part of senate procedure and didn't count, then he's gotten a bad wrap but why wasn't that the explanation we got last time of there was instances of failure to disclose contacts? this explanation was never offered. it was instead that he didn't think he had to. so there's a lot of questions. >> a lot of questions and we'll continue. up next more on the russian intrigue. as we go to break, former secretary of state john kerry offering tongue in cheek advice to the next generation. >> i used to say either run for office or get a degree from the harvard k harvard kennedy school. with this buy house, i'd say buy rosetta stone and learn russian. this is a story about mail and packages.
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the united states is seeking a private legal team to help him now there's a special counsel investigating the russia meddling election. now there's word believing the white house might set up a war room believing it might not have been quick enough. among those considered for the war room, white house hands already in place, steve bannon, reince priebus, but this word that david bossie and lou dous ski might also be coming in. the president hasn't signed off so it could go away. but lewandowski was at the white house. what do we think? these stories come out every day. they think they have not done a good enough job of putting their side on the record. do you need a war room? >> donald trump has been angry about this behind the scenes. he doesn't think people are going out to defend him enough and in a wholesome enough way. we have been starting to see over the last few weeks they're starting to send opposition research type rnc type e-mails
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out to the white house press core saying look at this headline, that good headline. the president wants much more than that. he wants a group of people whose sole job it is to make him look good every moment of every day. the irony here is that most of the episodes he's been upset about have been of his own making. not about surrogates willing to go out and speak to the cameras about defending him. it's about him undermining the narrative that the white house is putting out. >> i think it speaks to something different because these are not sort of smooth pr professionals he's bringing in. he wants the people who were with him at the beginning to be back near him again. david bossie helped set up his hiring. he introduced him to steve bannon. corey was with him when there were only five people working on the campaign. i think it's donald trump's comfort level, too, that is at issue too. >> this seems to me a very bad
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