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that he didn't know anything about any payment. >> there are legal questions here about campaign finance violations and then there are simple questions about whether the president lied to the american people. did he lie when he said he didn't know about the payments to michael cohen. questions about that. also questions about what rudy giuliani says about the issue of obstruction of justice and why the president fired james comey. much more on that in a minute. first, m.j. lee following every detail of these new arguments on the stormy daniels case. >> for months the white house has been trying to wave everyone away from the stormy daniels story, saying the affair never happened, they didn't know about this payment, and that donald trump denies all of the allegations related to stormy daniels. rudy giuliani changed all of that last night in just one interview. he unexpectedly revealed that michael cohen was paid back by donald trump for the $130,000 payment that cohen made to stormy daniels. and he said that this was not a campaign violation.
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here is giuliani talking about why he did not violate any laws. >> they funneled it through the law firm. funneled through the law firm and the president repaid it. >> i didn't know he did. >> there is no campaign finance law. >> zero. >> the reason this was so staggering is because donald trump, remember, was asked about the payment on air force one last month and he said he didn't know anything about this. let me just remind you, this is what he said last month. >> reporte >> do you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? then why did michael cohen make it if there was no truth -- >> you have to ask michael. michael is my attorney and you'll have to ask michael. >> do you know where he got the money? >> no, i don't know. >> so the legal explanation that giuliani seems to be making is that donald trump personally paid back michael cohen, there were no third parties involved
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because, keep in mind, candidates can donate to their own campaigns. now, the thing that i should mention is that michael cohen had this very carefully worded statement back in february. let me just read what he said back then. neither the trump organization, nor the trump campaign, was a party to the transaction with miss clifford and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly. now, the important thing about this statement is that it does not mention that donald trump didn't reimburse michael cohen and now it seems like that was certainly not a mistake. >> m.j. lee, great to have you with us. thank you very much. joining us now, cnn chief legal analyst, former federal prosecutor jeffrey toobin. if we can, we want to put pause on the question about whether the president, the white house, michael cohen and others have been honest about this over the last six or seven months. they haven't been completely honest about this. we'll talk much more about that in a second. but let's discuss the legal implications of rudy giuliani's argument here, which is, number
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one, he is suggesting, well, i don't know if the president knew about the payments at the time, but he paid michael cohen back for them and they were personal. so if you take that linear argument, if there was one there, how does it help the president. >> well, there are two issues here. one is when a candidate gives money to his own campaign, which he's certainly permitted to do, he has to report it. the other issue is if someone else gives money to the campaign, there are both financial limits and reporting obligations. what giuliani appears to be saying is that these -- both michael cohen's payment and the president's reimbursement of him were completely outside the campaign finance system. had nothing to do with the campaign. these were personal expenditures and a personal reimbursement,
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and so there were no reporting obligations in connection with these expenditures. that appears to be the argument. whether it is a valid argument is a separate question. >> but on that point, jeffrey toobin, this morning, giuliani went back on fox and seemed to very clearly state that this was done to help the campaign, to help the president win the presidency. here is giuliani. >> you're saying that stephanie clifford made the allegations, told donald trump's lawyer, look -- >> and deny them. and said it wasn't true. however, imagine if that came out on october 15th, 2016, in the middle of the last debate with hillary clinton. >> to make it go away, they made this -- >> cohen didn't even ask. cohen made it go away. he did his job. >> right? >> i hadn't heard that clip before. i mean, that's a confession. >> right? >> that's a confession that this is a campaign finance violation
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because they wanted to shut her up in october of 2016. >> so then what? >> that's why the payment was made then. which is -- it was obvious to all of us, but now you have the president's lawyer confessing that this was a payment for the benefit of the campaign. >> i was asking earlier, so then what? if it is campaign finance rye la violation, is that a misdemean, a felony, what is it? >> it depends on the level of intent. the most fec, federal election commission violations are handled civilly. but if it is willful, if it is intentional, it can be handled criminally. that is how it works. >> so, jeffrey, based on this, you know, bombshell we just played for you, this new surprise we provided for you this morning, take that in
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conjunction with rudy giuliani, how would you assess his legal performance over the last 24 hours? >> well, i think the background to this appears to be they know michael cohen's office was searched. they figured that the fbi found the financial records which explained the fact that cohen and everybody has been lying about the stormy daniels payment and the president's reimbursement. so they had to come up with some explanation and so the president -- so giuliani came up with that explanation this morning. but the other things he said, i think it is -- it sounds look a pretty boeing ogus explanation, the other stuff sounds like mindless riffing about his explaining about -- the new explanation for why he fired comey, which sounds to me like a confession of obstruction of justice. this explanation for the timing
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of the comey -- of the stormy daniels payment sounds like a confession to campaign finance violation. so it is not an impressive performance so far by the former. >> stick with us. we haven't gotten into what you just brought up, which is the obstruction of justice potential issue here with the comey firing, what giuliani said. stay with us. let's bring in our political commentator, patty solis doyle and congressman jack kingston. congressman kingston, let me begin with you. as someone out on the campaign a lot, supporting the president, been a very vocal supporter of him, how does this sit with you now that giuliani is saying, yeah, the president paid off this hush money when the president said to us that he didn't? >> well, i think -- i really regret rudy giuliani using the word funnel, but aside from that, michael cohen was not involved in the campaign. he worked for the trump organization, which was a
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separate entity. he was on a retainer, $35,000 a month. within that retainer he could pay expenses of the client and it would be normal that even though he's not involved with the campaign, that if he sees a problem that he needs -- it needs to go away. that he would address that and it would not -- >> one problem with that. is that according to the reporting done since rudy giuliani said this, the payments didn't start until -- it is a post facto detainer on this subject, correct? >> that is correct. i think that has to be explained. if i'm a candidate and i had a problem, you know, rl estate tax or some issue as a real estate landlord and i had a lawyer who was handling it for me, it is not good for me publicly for that to come out that i did something that wasn't correct ain business. it would be an embarrassment to me as a candidate. but it is not necessarily a campaign function when that lawyer steps in and takes care of it for me.
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>> patty, how do you see it? >> i see it this way. i think the president of the united states is a liar. many of the people who work for him are liars. they lie to the american people. they lie to investigators. they probably lie to each other. they lie about small things, like, crowd size, they lie about big things like 3 million people voting illegally. and now they're lying about grave and criminal things like collusion with a foreign hostile government, and obstruction of justice and hush money and fec violations. and i don't know about you, jack, but i'm getting sick and tired of being lied to. i can only imagine how you as a supporter and someone who voted for him can feel. >> i don't know how you survived the clinton organization then, but let me say this, the question at hand is about rudy going public and one of the things that i think was interesting, john and poppy, is that he actually -- i think sent a signal to mueller.
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he said i believe mueller is a good man, he was a patriot. if they are objective, we can come to some agreement. i actually think that beyond all the comey and the accusations and michael cohen stuff, that there was a signal there that rudy was delivering a message. why else would he go on publicly as he did. >> we'll talk about rudy giuliani and the mueller investigation in a minute. when pressed on the president's changing stories, on the stormy daniels payment, because on air force one, the president said he didn't know anything about the payment. on the issue of why this story changed, rudy giuliani says it is not an issue. congressman, how can being straight with the american people be not an issue? >> i think the president has -- i think rudy should clarify that the president, in fact, was paying this $35,000 retainer to
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michael cohen for noncampaign expenses, and within that, that's how cohen started negotiating this. and that that retainer continued to go. >> my question was about honesty in this case, not about -- >> that's what i'm saying. that rudy needs to get out and say, here's why the president has been truthful about this. >> ino, no, no. what john is asking, why is honesty not seemingly an issue to rudy giuliani? he says it doesn't really matter that was the story now. what matters is that this is how the payment happened. doesn't honesty matter? doesn't having a straight story matter? >> it does and i think that there is two different levels here. one is his lawyer saying things on tv, they believe that's a freebie, doesn't count in a court of law. but i think in terms of the contract as a politician with your voters is that when you're asked a question, regardless of the circumstances, you should give a straight answer and so i think they have to explain why the president wasn't lying here.
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>> patty, we'll give you a chance to respond to this in a moment. a lot more to discuss. rudy giuliani's new explanation for why the president fired james comey, could that cause new problems for the president. plus, after being interviewed by the special counsel's team, a former campaign aide now says it is clear the investigation is, quote, all about collusion. >> and will three americans detained in north korea be free today? the president's lawyer rudy giuliani says, yes, the white house, though, what does the white house say? that's next. there's nothing small about your business. with dell small business technology advisors you get the one-on-one partnership you need to grow your business. the dell vostro 15 laptop. contact a dell advisor today.
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say he wasn't a target of the investigation. he's entitled to that. hillary clinton got that. and he couldn't get that. >> kaitlan collins at the white house with much more on this. kaitlan? >> reporter: i have a strong suspicion that answer of rudy giuliani's will of high interest to the special counsel, of course. he was saying he had not said that trump was not a target of the investigation, of course, we know that james comey has said he told the president he wasn't the subject of the investigation. but trump wanted him to make a public statement about it, which james comey would not do. of course, the white house is reason for why they fired james comey, has changed drastic a little several times because if you remember back last may, almost a year ago, right after they fired james comey they maintained for 48 hours it was because of the recommendation from the attorney and the deputy attorney general for the way that comey handled the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. but the president blew that excuse out of the water when two days later he told lester holt
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this -- >> we had a very nice dinner. and at that time he told me you are not under investigation. regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. and, in fact, when i decided to just do it i said to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made up story, it is an excuse by the democrats for having lost an election. >> so there are the president's own words. but that was a year ago. now we should note what the president said less than a month ago on twitter when he wrote he did not fire james comey because of the russia investigation, saying there was no collusion, no obstruction of justice, saying slippery james comey, the worst fbi director in history was not fired because of the phony russia investigation, where, by the way, there was no collusion. so i guess, john and poppy, the reason james comey was fired depends on which donald trump you ask on which day of the week. clearly a lot of confusion.
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i should note one more thing that rudy giuliani said last night, the president said after he fired james comey, i'm free of this guy. >> kaitlan collins at the white house, thank you very much. i want to bring back our panel. the president said yes, the story changed on why he fired james comey. let's take the latest explanation from rudy giuliani, it may be the most problematic because the president's lawyer now says that the fbi director was fired because he wouldn't publicly exonerate him. does that help the obstruction case? >> it hurts donald trump. and helps robert mueller proving corrupt intent. this is the court issue with the obstruction of justice investigation. it is quite clear that the president has the right to fire the fbi director. what he doesn't have the right to do is fire him with a corrupt intent. that's what obstruction of justice is. and the -- if he fired him,
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because he wouldn't exonerate -- because comey wouldn't exonerate trump, that sounds to me like a corrupt intent. i'm going to fire you unless you exonerate me in your investigation of me. that's corrupt intent. >> and we should note, the president has correct not corre giuliani on twitter at all. apparently the president has no issue with giuliani saying that -- go ahead, jeffrey. >> just to be fair to their argument, which i don't agree with, is their argument, alan dershowitz made it frequently and they adopted it, it doesn't matter what his intent is, he has the right to fire the fbi director for any reason or no reason or a corrupt reason. and that, i think is a wrong argument but that's the argument they're making. >> looking at the legal team, giuliani is part of this new legal team in the white house. ty cobb is out. he didn't like how the president
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was dealing with responding to the mueller investigation. he's gone. emmet flood is in. this is a very skilled attorney who worked with president clinton during the impeachment proceedings. you worked closely with the clintons for years. what do you make of this new team and the message that it sends? >> well, in the interest of full disclosure, i have to tell you that ty cobb represented me during the whitewater investigation in the early '90s. i was a very, very minor witness, but he represented me during my grand jury testimony and my testimony in front of congress and my deposition. and i found him to be incredibly professional, very smart strategically, and a very calming force. his advice to me was always, your answer should be honest, your answer should be concise, your answer should be short. and i think that kind of advice probably does not sit well with the president of the united states. that's not his style. he is not concise.
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he is not honest as we discussed in the last segment. and so to me, it says that this is going to be a much more aggressive legal team, this is not going to be a rational, you know, play by the book. it is going to be aggressive and we saw this with giuliani last night. and this morning and, you know, i don't know how that's go to play out ultimately. >> it is interesting. one thing the president said over the last week is that it has been proven that there is no collusion with russia. well, michael caputo, an aide during the campaign, in just this week, testified before the special counsel, he says they seem to be investigating collusion. listen. >> the mueller team knew more about what i did in 2016 than i knew myself. and i think they know more about the trump campaign than anyone that ever worked there. these guys have got every single e-mail, anything that has ever gone down and they're clearly focused on trying to identify
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some russian collusion. and i don't think they're convinced yet there is no russian collusion. >> they're investigating collusion, congressman. >>le wit lwell, it is interestir all the time and the investigations no one has come up with anything about collusion. we keep hearing about all of the bombshells that come out of capitol hill and yet none of them have kind of put a dink in the armor, if you will. but i think one of the interesting things that rudy giuliani did push last night as he felt that robert mueller was an honorable guy, but that the team was bad. they talked in the full interview about andrew weizman. sean hannity made reference to the partisan donations of some of the team. they talked about if we sit down with mueller, then we want it to be on the hillary clinton standard that it has got to be somebody who wants me elected and hates my opponent and it has got to be off the record, so to speak. giuliani talked about having it recorded, and i thought that was all interesting, like they were
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sending a signal to mueller team that -- >> that's him saying we don't want an objective investigation. isn't that bizarre? >> well, i don't know. if you're the lawyer, you probably don't want an objective investigation in terms of -- >> if you have nothing to hide, you do, congressman, if you have nothing to hide, you do. >> well, yes, but think about this, what they were saying is there is a clear double standard here that hillary clinton was treated completely different than so far the trump team has been. so i think what they were saying, again -- part of it was that the mueller team has some problems. they definitely have partisanship. when peter strock does the interview with hillary clinton and writes her exoneration, how can you consider that objective by any standards? i think appealing to mueller as an honorable guy, saying, look, you got to think this thing through a little bit, it is bigger than the hatred of donald trump. this is about the united states justice system. >> we have a couple of things to cover quickly. jeffrey, quick chance to respond
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to that. >> the idea that the officifbi e enemy of donald trump is absurd. during the campaign, the fbi never disclosed that they were investigating donald trump, but on the eve of the election, on october 28th, james comey blew up the hillary clinton campaign by announcing he was reopening the e-mail investigation. so the idea that the fbi is some sort of cabal of liberal democrats is just insane. >> think about andrew weizman -- >> hold on. >> i was an assistant u.s. attorney with andrew wieizman, he's one of the most experienced and competent investigators in the department of justice. he is a private citizen, fully allowed to make campaign contributions, which he did. that is not a qualification or a disqualification from being a -- >> we want to play one bit of
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sound that maggie haberman of the new york times says is part of the giuliani interview that most gone smack gobsmacksf the administration. >> if they doivanka, which i doubt they will, the whole country will turn on them. they're going after his daughter. >> what about his son-in-law? talked about him. >> i guess jared is a fine man, you know that. but men are, you know, disposable, but a fine woman like ivanka, come on. >> got to be a quick response. what do you make of that? >> i think this administration has a really hard time with the concept that no one is above the law. not daughters, not women, not men, not disposable men, no one is above the law. ivanka trump did something that warrants, you know, criminal investigation, she's going to be investigated. >> it is also not 1950, you know. >> thank you. >> women are supposed to be treated the same. >> and john is not disposable. >> that disposable.
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jeffrey, jack, patty, thank you for being with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. there are shifting stories about the payments to stormy daniels. who is to be believed? the president? or his new attorney? rudy giuliani.
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that money was not campaign money. sorry, i'm giving you a fact now you don't know. it is not campaign money. no campaign finance violation. so -- >> they funneled it through a law firm. >> funneled it through a law firm and the president repaid it. >> joining us now, republican congressman charlie dent of pennsylvania. thank you very much for being here. i wish the first question that i had asked you was not about someone lying, but my question is, did the president lie? >> well, it is clear that somebody wasn't telling the truth either sarah huckabee sanders or the president. and i believe what rudy giuliani said, last night, that in fact michael cohen was reimbursed by the president for this hush -- for this hush payment, this hush money payment. that's pretty clear. i guess at some point you have to ask the question, how does sarah huckabee sanders go to work every day if she was sent
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out there to mislead the american people. i believe she said what she was told to say, and so somebody obviously wasn't telling the truth and i saw what the president said on air force one, it was pretty clear he more or less denied any knowledge of the whole matter. >> so somebody is not telling the truth. rudy giuliani was asked directly about that air force one comment and he said it is not an issue. it is not an issue. you seem to be suggesting that telling the truth to the american people might be an issue. >> well, i do think it is -- i do think it is an issue. look, i don't think there was anybody on the planet who thought that michael cohen out of the goodness of his heart wrote $130,000 check to stormy daniels without seeking any reimbursement. who would do that? tell me a lawyer who would write a check out of his own pocket for his client without a reimbursement. come on. we're not -- we're not fools here. i think rudy giuliani simply stated what we already expected
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was the case. >> you think he told the truth. look, we do know the timeline here, congressman, from the president's lawyer, rudy giuliani, because after that fox interview, he told the washington post that these payments were made throughout 2017 and told the washington post that they were all paid back by the end of 2017. those would be the payments made while the president is the sitting president. so i wonder a sitting member of congress, do you think there is a role then for congress here to step in, in any way. >> sure. i mean, let's put the shoe on the other foot. if the democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet, while he was president, i suspect we would havee i hearings and there should be hearings to get to the bottom of that. with respect to whether or not this was a campaign finance violation, i'm not sure about that. i'm not sure any laws are broken, but it appears it was done to assist with the campaign. i think they more or less
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admitted that. i think rudy giuliani admitted that in some of the clips you were shown. i think there is a role for congress -- if the democratic president had done this, we would be waving a bloody shirt right now. >> you're saying have oversight hearings? >> sure. >> let me ask you about something else rudy giuliani says it has to do with the special counsel's investigation, has to do with why the president fired former fbi director james comey. this is what mayor giuliani said about that. >> he fired comey because comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn't a target of the investigation. he's entitled to that. hillary clinton got that. and she -- he couldn't get that. so he fired him, and he said i'm free of this guy. >> he fired him, so i'm free of this guy, this guy who would not publicly exonerate me. does that seem to be a case for obstruction to you? >> well, i believe the president has the right to fire the fbi director, whether or not it was
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a good idea is another matter. but the question is, why he fired the fbi director. if he fired the fbi director to basically undermine or stop the russia investigation, i think that certainly -- that type of interference could rise to the level of obstruction. i'm not an attorney. i can't make that judgment. but i would have to think that he fired him to basically to interfere with the russia investigation. whether that rises to the level of obstruction, i think that is something director mueller will let us know about. >> you have acknowledged part of the reason you're not running again, that you're leaving office and leaving office early is in part because of president trump. i'm wondering, as you prepare to walk out of the doors of the capital later this month, what do you think you will think in your head. what do you think you'll say to yourself about the past two years with this administration? >> i guess, what i find is that instead of talking about serious substantive issues, whether it
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is on trade or north korea or iran, the economy, taxes, deregulation, we spend much of our time instead talking about payments to stormy daniels, to tweets about nfl players. you know, responding to issues on shocharlottesville or whatev is going through the president's mind on, i'll say on cultural matters that are really not central to my job as a member of congress in many ways. i guess that's -- i'm not going to miss that. i really like dealing with the subsubstantive policy. again, i'm on the appropriations committee. i get to touch everything we spend money on. i really enjoy it. and dealing with veterans issues. and i guess we're just not dealing with the weighty substantive issues of the country. we're talking about other distracting issues and i'm not going to miss it and frankly my party is going to pay a price for it because in the midterm election, this election will be a referendum on the president of the united states and his conduct in office. and i can tell you that if -- as a member of congress, i had done some of these things, any of these things, these would have
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been disqualifying events and i wouldn't be a member of congress right now. >> congressman charlie dent, the one guy who will miss appropriations markups. thanks for being with us. we wish you best of luck going forward. >> thank you for your service, for representing the american people, good luck. >> thank you. i have a big markup next week on tuesday. >> one last one. pop the champagne for that. thank you. rudy giuliani breaking even more news, coming up this morning and saying three americans detained in north korea will be released today. so far, though, the white house has not confirmed that. we're live in seoul, south korea, next. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from any one else. so why accept it from your allergy pills? most pills don't finish the job because they don't relieve nasal congestion.
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didn't confirm it. >> that announcement probably should come from the white house, not the president's lawyer. alexandra has the details. >> reporter: the white house has not made that announcement, but you got three families of three american citizens who have been liveing a nightmare, one man there since 2015, two others teaching at a university in pyongyang detained since just last year. their families are hoping this moment, the weeks before a summit between kim jong-un and president trump, could present itself as a politically or diplomatically opportune time to see the release of their loved ones from north korea. they're hearing words at a very public level that are encouraging them that that could be the in works. the son of one of those men, tony kim, said he been given no indication his father will be released, but certainly you did hear rudy giuliani say that it would happen today. the white house press secretary sarah sanders said there was no
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official statement to that effect from the white house. she only continued to repeat a line we have heard from top level administration officials before. that certainly it would show some goodwill from north korea to release these detainees before that unprecedented and historic summit that could happen at the end of this month. certainly adding hope for these families is the fact that one source who has knowledge of the negotiations has said that the release is imminent. this is a source who says that the north korean foreign minister proposed this idea some two months ago in sweden and it has been in the works since then. poppy, john? >> in the midst of all of this, though, quite a harsh line out of the state department, right, overnight, about north korea. >> reporter: yeah, they're reminding the world frankly of the abuses of that regime, of the history of abuses. i want to put it in their words directly for our viewers. this is part of the statement they made, one of the most repressive and abusive governments in the world, that's what they're calling north korea, we remain gravely concerned and deeply troubled by
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these abuses. in tandem with the maximum pressure campaign, we will continue to press for accountability for those responsible. really strong words coming from the state department at the same time that you have the president preparing to sit down with kim jong-un. it isn't clear how the president would seek to seek that kind of accountability or responsibility, but the state department is calling for. instead, what you've seen over the last few days and weeks is an effort to create an atmosphere that would be conducive to discussions all about, of course, denuclearization. >> alexandra, thank you so much. shortly, the president's showdown with the special counsel, the president, has shaken up his legal team. and tapped an impeachment lawyer from the days of bill clinton. what does this say about the new approach to the russia probe?
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and enjoyed by the community in the future. all right, this morning, the president has a brand-new legal team in the russia probe, ty cobb is out. >> emmet flood is in. he's an attorney who represented former president bill clinton during the impeachment proceedings. our laura jarrett is with us to talk about -- i mean, this is a huge job to take on. tell us about emmet flood. what does it say about the strategy changing? >> flood's arrival here as someone with significant experience and high profile high stakes investigations and could signal a more adversarial or aggressive approach is on the horizon. he's a veteran washington lawyer, who spent the bulk of his career in private practice. but he's perhaps best known for his role in representing president bill clinton in those
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impeachment proceedings, in late 1990s. but he also served for the white house counsel's office, a brief stint for president george w. bush, helping him navigate the investigations into the controversial firings of u.s. attorneys at the time. and finally he also represented vice president dick cheney in a civil lawsuit brought by cia officer valerie plame after her identity was leaked to the media. but, you know, his colleagues say this is someone who is unflappable, a steady hand, someone who is quite adept at navigating the tricky and political terrain here in a situation like this. but, of course, the big question is whether flood will allow president trump to sit down with special counsel robert mueller for a voluntary interview or decide it is too risky and potentially setting up a legal showdown. >> laura jarrett for us at the justice department, thanks very much. so diamonds on the diamond. one new york mets player may have just hit the most expensive
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there. for the jazz, this was a huge win. this bleacher report brought to you by ford, going further so you can. and rookie donovan mitchell continues to lead the way for utah. he looked like he was back in the slam dunk contest last night. check it out, fourth quarter, misses the shot. flies back up slamming it home. mitchell won the slam dunk contest, just happened to be up there. so why not slam it home? joe ingle had a career night making seven threes on this one. series now shifts to utah for game three tomorrow night. while rookie donovan mitchell leads the jazz in the playoffs, colorado rockies rookie noel quevas is being sent out on starbucks runs. he had to buy $111.55 worth of coffee, using a three decker cart to push it through wrigleyville to get it to the clubhouse, ordering everything from normal view to caramel
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frappes. 26 orders in all. wonder how the baristas felt. a very expensive double last night. ball will drop to shallow right. hustling to second base. when he slid, his diamond necklace burst. all the diamonds went over the infield. not very happy about it. but he just left all the diamonds out there. you see one of his teammates, between the inning, picking it up. an empire did the same. my question is, suince he left them there, are they fair game? do you pocket the diamonds or is that something you determine in the dugout? >> finders keepers is the official baseball rule. >> $25 million a year, what is a $50,000 necklace? >> all relative. >> just a giver. andy scholes, thank you for being with us. thank you for joining us. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm john berman. "at this hour" with kate bolduan
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starts right now. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. welcome to the department of contradictions today. this morning, radical changes to what the president knew and when about the secret hush payment to stormy daniels. one of his lawyers blowing up the old narrative saying the president did pay for that settlement by reimbursing attorney michael cohen. >> they funneled it through a law firm. funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it. >> i didn't know he did. >> yes. >> there is no campaign finance law. >> zero. >> did you know the president didn't know about this? >> i didn't know about the specifics of it as far as i know. but he did know about the general arrangement, that michael would take care of things like this, like i take care of things like this for my clients. i don't burden them with every single thing that comes


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