tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN July 23, 2019 1:00am-2:00am PDT
the u.k. will announce a new prime minister this morning. big changes could be in store if boris johnson gets the nod. >> it looks like the crew is in good health considering the circumstances. of course, a lot of psychological pressure on them, i'm sure. >> a cnn exclusive. concern for the crew of the british ship detained by iran. the u.k. response creating some distance from the u.s. stay in your lane. doj warns robert mueller not to stray from his report when he
testifies tomorrow. and can magic keep kids from vaping? the first tv ads are out targeting a growing national problem. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is "early start." i'm christine romans. >> good morning to you. good morning, everyone. i'm dave briggs. 4 a.m. out here in new york. it is 9 a.m. in lob dondon. a pivotal day in the u.k. boris johnson or jeremy hunt. in a few hours a new prime minister will be announced. a lot of people threatening to resign if boris johnson is elected. nick y do they call boris johnson the trump of the u.k.? >> reporter: he plays to a populus base and that's why he's expected to win this vote. we'll know the result of that in a couple of hours' times. the challenges of the prime minister will be taking over.
iran is the most pressing. brexit will be left. everyone is expecting boris johnson to take over. he has taken a do or die position. he will take a hard brexit come the 31st of october. if he doesn't have a deal with the european union, it is said he will form a cabinet of like-minded people which is the fundamental reason why you have the chancellor, number 11, saying he will resign before theresa may goes. you will have a senior minister resigning and there were a couple of other ministers who will be expected to resign who said they couldn't work with boris johnson on a no deal brexit. who is he? he is incredibly smart, unorthodox thinker. he has being an eccentric. he charms people about the comedic effect he can have
embracing some of the situations he's gotten himself into. the zip line across london a couple of years ago when he was the mayor of london is one that people think about. he is also someone who is sometimes seen as economic with the truth, less than truthful. he's lost two jobs, one as a senior party member and one as a journalist for lying. so this is the reputation that he has. theresa may, still in number 10 behind me holding her last cabinet meeting in the coming hours. boris johnson, if it is him, won't step over the door as prime minister until around midday tomorrow waiting for that vote that he is expected to be the one to come in winner. dave? >> quite the visual. big day there in the u.k. nic robertson live at 10 downing. thank you. cnn's melissa bell speaking with the ceo of the company operating that british tanker seized by iran. he says the ship did not violate
any kind of law and he shares his concerns for the crew. now they appear to be in good condition based on a video broadcast on iranian state tv. >> want to request we have recently was that we should have access to the crew. i have confirmed that they have received the request but we're still waiting the reply. looks like the crew is in good health considering the circumstances. of course, a lot of psychological pressure on them, i'm sure. >> president trump disputing iran's claims that there are 17 people who are spies. cnn's matthew chance is live in the united arab emirates. he is near where that tanker was seized. we've seen that video. we've heard from the ceo of the company. this crew essentially, are they hostages? >> reporter: they're in detention. yeah, you saw this video that
was broadcast on iranian state media. those are the first pictures we've seen. the appearance that's given, obviously the shots were to some extent staged. the appearance that's given in there is that they're in relatively good health. their problem is that they are now pawns in a much broader geopolitical game in which there is no end in sight. jeremy hunt, the man who is in the run thing to be the next british prime minister, probably won't be, is the british foreign minister. the tough new measures in response to that seizure. he said brittain is engaged in forming a maritime protection force that will take care of the straits of hormuz and he mate a point of saying this is not going to be part of the u.s. maximum pressure policy. so that's being interpreted as a
further sign of a rift between the you kingdom and i have something el -- they think the iran deal within rehabilitated. >> matthew chance, thank you. hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets of puerto rico blocking a major expressway and launching an island wide strike to demand the resignation ever governor ricardo rossello. singer ricky martin is among the many celebrities fueling the demonstrations. a river of protestors flooding the streets near the governor's mansion. on sunday rossello said he will not step down and he will not run again. he's claiming he can regain the
confidence of his people. >> there are folks that have supported me. >> who specifically is supporting you today? >> the role -- look, there are people. >> could you give me one name? >> there is a protest mp well, it's -- i've talked to -- >> just one name. >> -- people from different groups. a lot of people from the administration. >> governor, you're not able to give me the name of one person who supports you continuing as governor, is that correct? >> i can. so the mayor of san sebastian for example. >> they asked and he has called the governor's claim wrong and mentioned the impeachment process. more now from nick peyton wall nsh san juan. >> reporter: dave, christine, monday started peacefully with hundreds of thousands of people blocking the expressway and frankly they changed direction and a small number of them ended up here in front of the
governor's mansion. as you can see, the police had to move in to clear them out. there was a smaller number of protesters, some turned up with masks and an altercation. you can see them behind me here and then tear gas was fired by the police to dispurse the crowd. that led to them being chased through the streets by some of the units you can see here. they also continued a sense of a standoff in san juan. many hoped the protoewss would go peacefully. now you have these ugly scenes, frankly, where the protesters narrative says they have a
corrupt government and the government says they won't accept the rules. the justice department with the guidance of mueller. he's been warned to, quote, remain within the boundaries of the written report. in other words, don't say anything you haven't already said. so why is the justice department cautioning mueller who has already said this? >> any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. and the report is my testimony. >> cnn's jessica snider has more on tomorrow's hearings. >> reporter: dave and christine, the doj has informed robert mueller that any of his testimony in those back-to-back hearings tomorrow must remain within the bounds of his public report. it's a blunt warning from the justice department and it came via email on monday. it was in response to robert
mueller asking for guidance on how he should testify. the doj is saying he can't tef about any department of justice nor any conduct. the democrats are sure to ask if donald trump would have been charged with obstruction know not been the president. one thing that be will stay in place, mueller's opening statement. the doj will not see the former special counsel's opening remarks prior to its delivery. the spokesman wouldn't comment on mueller's frame of mind heading into the hearings since we know that robert mueller is a reluctant witness. the spokesman would only say that any indication of his tone or demeanor will just have to wait until tomorrow. dave and christine? >> certainly very interesting. thank you, jessica. a debt ceiling deal has been
reached. the threat to send washington and wall street into a fiscal tail spin. president trump tweeted that all four leaders signed off on the deal adding this is a real compromise giving a great victory to the military and the feds. a fear that rocking the stock market led to this deal. it was on a delayed flight from detroit where pelosi negotiated the final points. if the deal is passed, it would suspend the debt ceiling until 1k3wru8 1st, 2021 and, get this, in total this agreement blocks in a $1.3 trillion budget deal which includes 320 billion in additional spending over the course of the next two years. it ends up totaling 77 billion, half of it. >> trillion dollar deficits. that is where we are.
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has resigned after creating a crisis of his own. listen to this comment made by darryl johnson in an interview with cbs. >> if you had a 20-year-old daughter, would you leave her alone? >> absolutely not. >> johnson claims he is stepping down. he should have worded it better and that r. kelly is in good hands with his current attorney. he has denied the current charges. the reports are he's struggling in prison, in particular because he cannot read. >> all right. 18 minutes past the hour. a grocery store worker missing for ten years has finally been found. you'll never believe where. four, it's all included for the whole family.
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the u.k. will announce a new prime minister this morning. big changes could be in store if boris johnson gets the job. it looks like the crew is in good health considering the circumstances. of course, a lot of psychological pressure on them, i'm sure. >> a cnn exclusive. concern for the crew of a british ship detained by iran. how is the u.k. responding?
stay in your lane. the doj warns robert mueller not to stray from his report when he testifies tomorrow. and vaping is as bad as cigarettes. the fda hopes magic will keep teens from picking up the habit. we'll also have the latest from puerto rico, one of the largest protests ever in a u.s. territory. good morning, everyone. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. let's begin though in the u.k. where it is a pivotal day in london. boris johnson or jeremy hunt in just hours, a new prime minister will be announced. number of government ministers are pledging to resign if johnson, the polarizing front-runner wins. that list is growing. cnn's nic robertson joins us live with the very latest. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. jeremy hunt might be the new
prime minister. unlikely. 9 od the odds are not in his favor. whoever is will immediately inherent huge problems. the rising tension in iran and the new cabinet and brexit. minister within a couple of offices stepping down. one of them lingering on the doorstep as he went in for a final cabinet meeting with theresa may expected to go as well. not everyone in the current cabinet supported boris johnson. boris johnson said he will have a do or die brexit. come the 31st of october even if the u.k. doesn't have a deal, he will leave brittain and take brittain out of the european union. he has said all of the cabinet members should be similar thinking.
they should all back a no deal brexit so expect changes to come. but who is boris johnson? we've seen him on that zip line of course famously dangling. he's seen something as a comedian, if you will. huge charisma. part of the reason that he will be voted in if is he voted in. he is an intellectual or seen as somebo someone who's trustworthy. he's lost two positions, fired for lying. but right now the last cabinet of theresa may being held right now. boris johnson, if it is him, that will be announced in an hour and a half. he won't immediately rush down to downing street to take up the reins. that will happen tomorrow. theresa may will go see the
queen and he'll arrive here in a little over 24 hours. the 177th prime minister in brittain. >> nic robertson for us at 10 downing street. thank you so much. also of concern in the u.k., a cnn exclusive. melissa bell speaking with a ceo is what ir-- from iran. >> one of the requests we have seen recently, which was yesterday, was that we should have access to the crew. they have confirmed that they have received the request but we're still awaiting reply. looks like the crew is in good health considering the first report. president trump also disputing iran's claims that it detained 17 people acting as cia spies. meantime, differences are emerging between the u.s. and u.k. allies as they respond to
iran. matthew chance live near the united american emirates where the tanker was seized. good morning. what are we hearing? >> reporter: well, brittain has of course imposed those tough measures on iran over the course of the last to where it was seized by iranian special forces. and the situation has developed from there in the sense that the british say that they're not going to be part of any u.s. maximum pressure policy. it's just being seen as further evidence of a rift. brittain still wants to see iran maintain its opposition to the united states pulling out unilaterally from the deal last year. it's perhaps surprising given
the confrontation that brittain is engaged in with iran over the seizure of that vessel on friday, and with this new prime minister about to take office in brittain, probably going to be boris johnson as we've heard, we could see a possible change in stance of the british government towards the iran issue perhaps bringing it more towards the trump viewpoint. >> brexit wasn't enough, imagine boris johnson handling iran. matthew chance live this morning in the uae. to puerto rico where hundreds of thousands of people are launching another investigation. fueling the investigations, singer ricky martin. a river of protesters floods the
street near the governor's mansion. on sunday rossello said he will not step down and he will not run again. the embattled governor claiming he can regain the confidence of his people. >> governor, who's come forward to support you in the middle of this cause. >> there are folks that have support me. there are people. >> could you give me one name? >> there is a protest. >> well, one name. just one name. >> a lot of people from the administration. >> governor, you're not able to give me the name of one person who's willing to support you continuing as governor, is that correct? >> i can. >> so the mayor of san sebastian, for example. >> cnn asked him if he supports the governor. more now from nick peyton walsh
in san yawn. >> reporter: dave, christine. monday started peacefully with hundreds of thousands of people blocking the freeway and they changed direction and a small number of them ended up here in front of the governor's mansion. the police have had to move in to clear them out. there was a smaller number of protesters, some turned up wearing masks, others were simply peacefully dancing. it will seem like it's water bottles. and then tear gas was fired by the police to disperse the crowd after they used a number of warnings to try to move the protesters on. that led to them being chased through the streets by some of the units you can see here and then also a continued sense of a standout here. o the protesters are asking
people to step down. they face a brutal, corrupt government and they have hard core elements who won't accept political thoughts. the justice department on the eve of the must-watch testimony. mueller being warned by the doj to remain within the boundaries of his written report. in other words, don't say anything you haven't said already. so why is the justice department cautioning mueller who's already said this? >> any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself and the report is my testimony. >> for more on the testimony, here's jessica snider in d.c. >> reporter: dave and christine, the doj has informed robert
mueller that any of his testimony in those back-to-back hearings tomorrow must remain within the bounds of his public report. it's a blunt warning from the justice department and it came via email on monday. they've said he cannot testify about any redacted portions of the report norv any conduct i of them making it. democrats are sure to ask if donald trump would have been charged with obstruction if he had not been the president. but one that i can will stay under wraps until tomorrow. mueller's opening statement, they will not see the opening remarks prior to its delivery. now the spokesman also wouldn't comment on mueller's frame of mind heading into these hearings mueller is a reluctant witness.
the spokesman would only say that any indication of his tone or demeanor will just have to wait until tomorrow. dave and christine. >> jessica snider. thank you for that. the trump administration changing immigration rules to speed up deportations without a hearing before an immigration judge. this new procedure would cover undocumented immigrants anywhere in the u.s. who cat not approve. the aclu says it will challenge the plan in court. the raw emotion of the issue spilling out in tennessee yesterday. neighbors and activists in hermitage. neighbors brought water, gas, eventual eventually. the i.c.e. agents had a civil
skbreeking news overnight. south korea says its fighter jets fired warning shots at a russian military plane that was violating its air space. fred pleitgen live from moscow. what are we hearing? >> reporter: pretty major incident. the south koreans saying there were two incidents close to their air space, one was two russian bombers and chinese bombers they say going close to south korean air space. they scrambled fighter jets, those intercepted the planes. the russians for their part are saying that incident did take place. they are saying they believe the
south koreans acted in an unsafe manner. the south koreans are saying a russian reconnaissance plane went into south korean air space. that's when the south koreans scrambled the fighter jets and fired two bursts which totaled to around 360 bullets that they fired as warning shots, they say, in the direction of that russian plane. so quite a major incident going on there. guess who's traveling to south korea today. it's u.s. national security advisor, john bolton. >> fred pleitgen will continue to track that story for us from moscow. boeing's 737 max crisis starting to have an effect on the economy on gdp. boeing announced it was cutting back production on all boeing 737s from 52 to 42.
the impact could worsen if it's unable to resume deliveries. boeing is the largest u.s. manufacturing exporter and its stock carries serious weight on the dow jones industrial average. stock down 15%. they shaved 15.75% off the market cap. jets are worth 30 billion, 30 billion sitting in warehouses where they're grounded around the world. extended cancellations from three major airlines is not helping here. not clear when this max will return to the air. it's possible it could be grounded into late 2019, early 2020. boeing reports second quarter earnings on wednesday. second quarter, gdp, by the way, is due on friday. turns out a federal drug enforcement probe is what kept vice president mike pence from flying to new hampshire earlier this month. top employee of pence was said to have pleaded guilty.
jeff hatch pleaded guilty of moving fentanyl. he's a former player for the new york giants who has been open about his addiction problems. pence's trip was abruptly canceled with him already aboard air force 2. pence was never scheduled to interact with hatch. a facebook post suggesting alexandria ocasio-cortez got two officers fired. she added that she needs a round, and i don't mean the kind she used to serve. that a reference to her past work as a bartender. angela barisko who liked the post was fired. it was initially started with a
fake news story. it's interesting how fake things are being attributed to these congress women, right? >> they're spreading. >> on facebook and social media people are reacting losing their jobs over something that's not even true. all unfortunate. ahead, it turns out the man we saw scaling down a building on fire in philadelphia last week actually climbed up first. we'll tell you why. do you want me to go first or do you want to go first, brea?
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days of hot, stormy weather. in new jersey, monday's thunderstorm killed the power to more than 300,000 customers across the state. restoration efforts may take several days. flood watches and warnings remain in effect in northern new jersey this morning. in new york city, con edison said the storm shut off power to people who previously had electricity restored. 8,000 customers in the dark in new york city and westchester. more than 140,000 customers in the metro detroit area have been without power since the weekend. dte says it expects to have power fully back by tomorrow. the first teenage ads against teenage vaping are out trying to keep kids away from ecigarettes. >> i'm going to put it into your hand. this is what i'm going to do, okay? watch very carefully. boom! >> the ad features street magician julius dean translating an ecigarette into a regular
cigarette to make the point that one is just as bad as the other. part of the fda's $60 million the real cost prevention campaign. in 2018 the fda revealed vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers over the year before. it seems like common sense if you're driving a van with more than $200 million worth of drugs on board. don't go crashing into police cars. >> that's what my mom always told me. >> one of those things mom always said. look, that guy didn't get the memo slamming into police cruisers. police arrested the 28-year-old driver, seized the van and cash of methylamphetamine. he faces charges including drug trafficking and negligent driving. >> god bless dumb criminals. the guy we saw climb down a 19 story apartment building spider man style in philadelphia
last week actually climbed up the building first and he did it to save his bedridden mother. the man identified only as jermaine said he tried to enter the burning building through the front door but police stopped him. he said a dren na look took over. he started climbing up the fenced in apartment balconies. >> was she yelling at you? could you climb outside? >> she was more shocked. she knew i would go over and above for her. your mom up there. you think she's dieing. you do anything he can. >> once she made it to his mom she told him she was okay. jermaine climbed down just as easily as he went up. it was captured on video shared widely online. >> bravo, jermaine. a look at markets around the world. asian markets rose and european markets as well. wall street, futures leaning a little bit higher here.
stocks finished slightly higher on monday. an interest rate cut by the federal reserve. the dow up by 18 points. the s&p 500 and the nasdaq up a little bit as well. the big question ahead of next week's fed meeting is how big will the rate cut be? this is the first rate cut since 2008. trump's fed nominee, judy shelton, said she would have voted for a half percentage point cut if she were on the board today. goldman sachs says they expect a small rate cut but the economy is too strong to justify a bigger one. two years ago equifax exposed 150 million americans' data. now it will pay. it will pay millions to settle investigations about that breach. it will pay $7 million. 425 million has been voted as a fund. and the deal requires changes to
how it handles private user data. according to the ftc, consumers can't file a claim just yet. equifax didn't respond to cnn's request. individuals could get up to 20 grand reimbursement for lost time and money. >> wow. have you noticed your favorite stores while you're waiting for your favorite flight? brick and mortar are struggling. they're focusing on winning customers at airports. they're trying to get travelers to buy impulsively since they're waiting for their flight. the move makes sense. according to global travel revenue, which includes duty free aisles. that's why they're all focusing on airports and millennials buying. >> if i have a lot of time, i do, yeah. >> you're susceptible. thanks to our international viewers for joining us. have a great rest of your day and for our u.s. viewers, "early
start" continues right now. the u.k. will announce a new prime minister this morning. big changes could be in store if boris johnson gets the job. hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets in puerto rico blocking a major expressway and launching an island wide strike to demand the resignation of the governor, ricardo rossello. stay in your lane. the doj warns robert mueller not to stray from his report when he testifies tomorrow. vaping is as bad as smoking cigarettes. one juul cartridge, a package of cigarettes worth of nicotine. welcome to