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time. >> what were you doing 5, 10, 15, or 20 years ago to fight for racial justice? >> if he wants to go back and talk about records, i'm happy to do that. bob mueller was going to pave the yellow brick road to impeachment. clearly that didn't happen. >> if we don't take action on september 1st, then we should just shut it down. >> there's nearly a hundred supporting impeachment, 135 who don't. you don't even have all democrats. happy friday, everyone. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it is friday, july 26th. 6:00 here in new york. >> we're back in new york. >> that's right. after a wild ride in washington, d.c. we'll talk about the fallout from that. but this morning, joe biden has a new plan and cnn has new details about his strategy. a senior campaign official says that biden himself is behind this new more aggressive
approach which will take on his competitors directly. he is reportedly bracing for a t ttacks at next week's debate. he also comes armed with strong polls we want to show you. a new national poll shows biden's support increasing leading his competitors by 18 points. in south carolina, biden has more than a 3-1 lead over his nearest competitor. and in ohio he is polling higher than bernie sanders and kamala harris combined. and biden is the only democrat who beats donald trump in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in that key swing state. >> also new this morning, cnn has learned that some house democrats are now concerned that time a running out to pursue any kind of impeachment inquiry, that it needs to happen by september or not at all. and that the house judiciary chair jerry nadler has at least considered the possibility of beginning an inquiry without a full house vote.
other big news in the democratic caucus this morning, we're waiting to see this highly anticipated meeting between house speaker nancy pelosi and congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez. this is their first private meeting in months and the first since a very public feud. >> joining us now to talk about all of it, we have errol louis, kaitlan collins, and bianna golodryga. happy friday, everybody. let's get right to these interesting polls. first, let's show this fox news poll. okay? so this shows where biden is today, july 2019 versus a month ago. he has actually ticked up a hair. he is as 33%. more than twice where sanders his nearest competitor is. and then you see warren 12%, harris 10%, buttigieg 5%. let's look at the monmouth university poll. biden is more than three times
his next competitor who is kamala harris at 12%. i won't hog all the polls. i'll let john show you some also. but maybe he shouldn't change his strategy. whatever he is doing is working well. the idea he's going to this debate with a new strategy, i don't know if that's wise. >> well, he can take comfort in those numbers but not for long. because as we saw on the debate stage, everything can change. these are big major events. they can boost his competitors. they can lead to problems for him. they can put him in a light where it looks like he can't take on donald trump. which we know from all of the polls because they're all asking it, it's the most important concern of democratic voters. he can't let himself get beat up on a debate stage because that will really kind of spoil the whole brand. the whole brand is supposed to be i'm joe biden. i'm big enough. i'm bad enough. i can take on donald trump head-to-head. if he can't do that, it's a problem for him. >> he is telegraphing that he's
going to go on this debate stage and be different than he was last time. the word he has used and i can play some sound here is he thinks he was too polite. let's listen. >> i was probably overly polite in the way i didn't respond to an attack you're not a racist. which was a nice thing to say. reassuring. and so my guess is that it has more to do with are people convinced that i still am the strongest person to fight against trump. >> the former vice president said exactly what errol louis just said. he's listening. no, he's telegraphing his strategy. it's always interesting to me when you're in the weeks of debate prep before a big moment, sometimes the candidates give you the stage directions out loud. sometimes they tell you exactly what's happening behind the scenes in their deliberations. it seems the vice president is telling us that they know he has to go in there and just appear
more aggressive. >> but he said he's still going to do it with a smile. clearly he has been pressured to come in better equipped for this debate. what struck me in the reporting was he satd he actually watched that first debate as well. he said he did not watch it before. clearly he didn't like what he saw and he took it personally when he was told he wasn't a racist given his history. he took it personally also when he thought kamala harris went after him. he's now going to come in with these new poll numbers, his own record and try to defend it. obviously on issues of race relations. and his approach. and i also think health care as well. because this has been the one tangible he has compared to the other candidate specifically kamala harris who has been all over the place when it comes to health care and undecided about how she would pursue it going forward. he's got the affordable care act which he said he's going to focus on improving as opposed to
focusing on medicare for all or blowing up the system. a lot of pressure on him, but he's feeling more emboldened now with the numbers. >> it's always interesting to look at the key state of ohio. shall we do that? here's the quinnipiac poll. that shows biden more than twice ahead of his closest competitor in ohio and that is kamala harris. she has 14% tied with bernie sanders at 14%. >> what's interesting about ohio is the head-to-head matchups with president trump. he is the only candidate who is decisively leading president trump in ohio. it's a decidedly different number, the one between joe biden and president trump. >> and of course the challenge for all candidates is how to have an aggressive primary without leaving somebody so battle scarred for the general. so that will be what we see at the debates.
>> yeah. and that's really what the trump campaign has been counting on. that somehow during this whole primary battle, they're going to push all the candidates so far to the left it helps them when it's the candidate running against president trump. that's why they fear joe biden the most. they're looking at polls like that one in ohio and they know he has the best ability right now to get those trump voters, those people who may have voted for president obama before and then president trump. those are the voters they're looking to hold onto wondering what those swing voters are going to be doing. that's why they're worried about people like joe biden. you see the president going after him even as recently as last night where he was talking about his age. even though the president and joe biden are only a few years apart. the president was referencing his age and the special counsel's age after people watched robert mueller testify on capitol hill and noticed he didn't testify in the way he was once known as this tough prosecutor. he was trying to draw a comparison between the two of
those. people inside the white house think he should just take the win here. but it really does frame up how the president is looking at this. still on a day-to-day basis, the president is regularly polling people about who they think is going to be the most formidable person he's running against. >> in ohio we have an answer at least right now. that could change. errol, another thing that continues to fascinate me is the african-american vote and how they're looking at joe biden. as compared to at least two african-american senators who are running for this office right now. in south carolina, joe biden at 51%. 51% among african-americans in south carolina. way back in second is kamala harris at 12% then bernie sanders at 10%. now, i know it's early and i know we have seen in past elections the african-american vote change en masse toward barack obama. but there has been an
intervening event here. there was that debate where kamala harris was seen doing incredibly well and yet you still have that chasm in south carolina. >> i tie that to some of the other numbers in that poll which suggest that there's a very high concern among black voters in south carolina about who can beat trump. that in some ways is going to push everybody aside and be why they're going to cleave to a proven vote getter. he's the only who has run in national elections. he's won twice. he helped the first african-american president win. if your overriding concern is defeating donald trump, i think that's really what explains it. for harris she knows in 2007-2008, in the race black voters were not on board with obama until he won iowa. then they all came. so for booker, for harris, they're maybe hoping for a breakthrough down the line.
but for right now, yeah. black voters at least in south carolina are going to be sticking with the favorite. >> bianna, it's just interesting psychologically to think if voters are sure that joe biden can beat donald trump or if he's just familiar and there's something comforting about knowing somebody. about this time, this tumultuous time. >> i think there's a bit of both going into that as well. i agree with errol. i think if there's any lesson to be learned, you never take the black vote for granted. they're with joe biden until they're not. i think cory booker is going to come into this fight as well and talk about race relations. joe biden seems to be prepared to go after booker's record. and i think going back to kaitlan's point, there's going to be an interesting dynamic when it comes to the generational gap. i don't think they're going to take the president's route and attack the age particularly in relation to what we saw from bob mueller this week.
but we have seen more subtle digs referencing the age gap. we're going to see if that's going to be an issue here. >> it is funny to see a septuagenarian making fun of other septuagenarians. so tuesday and wednesday night at 8:00 live from detroit. we'll be there. only on cnn. >> we are moving to detroit. >> we really are. new reporting this morning about what jerry nadler might have up his sleeve. an impeachment maneuver that could change the equation. that's next. you try hard, you eat right... mostly. you make time... when you can. but sometimes life gets in the way,
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this morning wier wae're wa to see a highly anticipated meeting between nancy pelosi and alexandria ocasio-cortez. this is their first private meeting since they had this very public feud. also this morning, we're getting new reporting on how democrats are struggling to implement a strategy on investigating president trump. lauren fox is live on capitol hill with the very latest from there. lauren? >> reporter: good morning, john. 95 democrats at least support
moving forward with an impeachment inquiry at this point. but democrats are still very divided over the next steps with speaker pelosi hesitant to move forward. she wants instead for her caucus to focus on their legislative agenda. the heat is on for house democrats. >> we will own august and make it too hot to handle for the senate not to take up our bills. >> reporter: looking to move forward now that former special counsel robert mueller's testimonies are over. but growing calls for an impeachment inquiry for president trump overshadowing their agenda. nancy pelosi at the heart of her party's battle. >> are you going to discourage your members at all from announcing their support for an impeachment inquiry? >> i never have done that. never have done that. >> reporter: a source telling cnn pelosi put the issue into members' hands giving them this message when it comes to impeachment. do your own thing. for some that time is now.
>> if we don't take action come september 1st, then we should just shut it down. i feel strongly that we should, but i think we're running out of time. >> reporter: sources attending a wednesday meeting say pelosi say it should require the support of the entire caucus and fighting trump should begin in the courts first. >> i totally understand why the speaker is where she is and i don't think that the judiciary committee and those of us who have called for impeachment inquiry are at odds with her. >> reporter: jerry nadler unable to say if he'll move forward without speaker pelosi's approval. >> i don't know. what i do know is we have to go step by step. and our next step is to get the evidence. >> reporter: adam schiff and elijah cummings support beginning formal impeachment proceedings if the president defies a court order. >> i'm keeping an open mind, but i have yet to be fully
persuaded. >> reporter: president trump is still taking a victory lap. >> this was a fake witch hunt and it should never be allowed to happen to another president again. this was treason. this was high crimes. >> reporter: republicans stressing that democrats were wasting their time. >> that should be put to bed. we watched it. we heard it. what more can they make up? >> reporter: they're going to talk about the feud they had. we expect that meeting to open a line of communication according to alexandria ocasio-cortez. that's the hope at least. but the big question, of course, can progressives and moderates go back to their districts for the six-week recess and come back to washington united. >> lauren fox for us on capitol
hill. i'm very interested to see what the speaker and congresswoman say after that meeting if they have the same view. back with us now, kaitlan collins and rachel bade. rachel, you have your own reporting on much of the stuff lauren was just talking about on really how there's some dissatisfaction and unrest and uncertainty inside the democratic caucus right now. more now than ever in terms of how to investigate the president. >> that's right. it's a little, perhaps, counterintuitive especially after wednesday when democrats failed to land a new blow on the president. coming out of the mueller hearing, a lot of people felt that there wasn't that made for tv moment. he wasn't able to bring the report to live and to give it this heft that they would need to move public sentiment to try to oust the president. yet at the same time we are seeing a sort of desperation, almost, in the pro-impeachment caucus.
there is the timeline right now that they have in their heads and the time is ticking. and they're worried that they're running out of time to impeach the president. so what we saw right after mueller's testimony was a bunch of democrats confront pelosi saying we're getting grilled. not only do we need to impeach him but we're not investigating fast enough. pelosi said we've got to look to the courts. the courts have to go first. but then you're hearing people like jerry nadler who's the chairman of the judiciary committee say on television he doesn't know if he's going to open his own impeachment inquiry on his own. he has the power to do that. i personally just from covering him and covering the democrats am very skeptical that he would do it on his own. but this shows you as they break for the august recess, they're getting all this heat from their base and even former obama acolytes who are saying they haven't really used their authority in the house well and haven't done a lot to sort of
air out trump's dirty laundry in terms of digging into oversight. >> there you go, rachel. one more question about your reporting on that note. isn't there a difference between starting a formal impeachment inkwi ri inquiry and doing their job which is oversight. so are they suggesting that they would even walk away from the oversight portion of the investigating of the president in this? >> nobody's suggesting that. i mean, i do think that there are some centrist democrat who is don't want it to be the number one issue and they want to focus specifically on legislating. but when you talk to speaker pelosi's office, for instance, they are never going to say we need to drop this, we shouldn't do oversight. but what people feel they're doing is they're sort of taking their time on a lot of this. when again, the clock is running out. for instance, don mcgahn, he ignored a subpoena two months ago. why haven't they gone to court
yet to have him come in? and he was just the first witness in the mueller report. if you get them in the witness chair, they could have that made for tv moment like john dean had for richard nixon. but don mcgahn ignored a subpoena. and there's a lot of white house official who is have done the same. but the democrats have yet to really move to force their hand in court. >> corey lewandowski who has no claim of privilege. we're going to have jerry nadler on later. kaitlan there's another big story all connected to this which is at the senate intelligence committee. they've released the beginnings of their findings about the russian attack on the u.s. election system in 2016. and among the findings was all 50 states, russia targeted all 50 states. sweeping -- a sweeping assault robert mueller talked about during his testimony -- a sweeping assault. and yesterday mitch mcconnell
and republicans in the senate once again blocked senate protection -- ways to protect the electoral systems in the united states. it's really interesting to see this all playing out at once. >> yeah. and this report is pretty damning if you read it. not only does it go into the extensive efforts to interfere in the election, it also talks about how long it dates back. it also warns about what's to come. that's essentially the reason for this report. they want people to know what to do going forward. but of course this does come as mcconnell's refusing to take those votes up because he claims these bills are partisan. that they're not needed. it's just so they can have a referendum on the president. because of course the chief criticism from democrats is the president is not taking election meddling seriously. there is a sense of that at the white house. aides go out of their way to not bring it up with the president because it's a topic that irritates him. that's their concern. you saw that in a letter to the white house yesterday demanding
the president get this in-depth brief because they don't feel like the president has been taking it seriously enough. that is something you hear reflected in our reporting back here at the white house. even though sources say aggressively behind the scenes they are working on this, of course the question is whether or not the president's skepticism goes tounds mine those efforts. that's really the question going forward here. but this report is damning and lays out in detail just how extensive those efforts truly were. >> well, it is complicated. how can you work wholeheartedly on something your boss the president says is a hoax? so thank you for much. so why were 16 marines pulled out of their morning formation and arrested? . we have the stunning charges that they are facing and the story next. ♪ sick and tired of running circles
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marines who were arrested at california's camp pendelton. the alleged crimes are from drug related offenses to human smuggli smuggling. barbara starr is at the pentagon. i don't think i've heard anything like this. >> imagine morning roll call at camp pendelton and suddenly 16 marines on the spot pulled out of line and arrested. the charges, the allegations against them are human smuggl g smuggling, drug use, drug allegations, all of it. they were arrested, detained on the spot. eight other marines are being questioned for their potential drug violations. now, all of this growing out of a previous marine investigation. marines arrested earlier this month for smuggling undocumented migrants into the country not related to the southern border mission. but look, this is just the start of a number of things that we're learning about.
we also learned yesterday that an elite navy s.e.a.l. team was kicked out of iraq by their own leader, sent home for allegations of illegal, of course, consumption of alcohol in a war zone. another navy s.e.a.l. team, allegations coming to light that they face disciplinary action for using cocaine. a lot of questions at the end of the day about whether values, morals, and training are really at the front of everything the troops are doing. alisyn? >> oh, my gosh. what a story. please bring us developments as you get them. meanwhile, security cameras capturing this brutal attack outside of a washington, d.c., hotel. we want to warn you this video is graphic and could be disturbing to you. this shows a man beaten, knocked to the ground before being repeatedly kicked and then stomped on. police are now looking for these suspects. there's as many as a dozen. and they are all believed to be
teenagers. between 13 and 15 years old. my gosh. cnn's renee marsh is in washington with more. what are police saying about this? >> reporter: that video's so hard to watch this morning, alisy alisyn. i can tell you they're still looking for those attackers on that video. they appear to be very young teenagers. we have to warn you again that that video is very graphic. you see one of the teenagers starts this off by throwing the first punch. the man falls to the ground before all of the others join in. now, this was caught on a surveillance camera in washington, d.c. it was sunday morning right around 1:00 in the morning outside of a local hotel. the victim was with another man and he, too, was assaulted. now, that is all according to police. now, why they attacked this man is unclear at this hour.
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among the democratic candidates for president on health care. but what exactly did the different proposals mean for you? cnn chief medical editor dr. sanjay gupta is here to break down where the democrats stand on all these issues. >> well, there's clearly this litmus test starting to develop between these candidates on health care. and what's i think stunning to a lot of people who followed this for a long time is how much progress, how much change there's been in terms of their views on health care just over the last four years. they have different ideas on how to get there but the same central message. >> health care is a human right. >> access to headache should be a right. >> it's time for this country to make quality affordable health care a right and not a privilege. >> reporter: better, cheaper health care. it's a challenge no matter where you are on the political spectrum. >> i think people are really frustrated with the current health care system. >> reporter: a health law expert
at georgia state says the system has fundamental flaws. >> it's really the worst consumer experience. >> reporter: and we pay a lot for it. the united states has the most expensive health care in the world. around $3.5 trillion a year. >> people should not be forced into financial ruin, into bankruptcy for what reason? because someone in the family became ill. >> reporter: in 2016 his was a lone voice. but many democrats are now getting in line behind bernie sand who are has long called for a singer payer system. >> i'm with bernie on medicare for all. >> so how does this differ from what senator sanders is proposing? >> i think that they're very similar. >> in a single payer system, everyone would be automatically enrolled in a government-run plan for health care. >> reporter: it would also cover hearing aides, dental, and vision. there would be copays for brand name prescription drugs.
but a litmus test is starting to take shape. question is, will a single payer system also eliminate private insurance? >> who would abolish their private insurance for a government run plan? >> reporter: only warren and harris raised their hands. harris later said she misinterpreted the question. >> anyone who has their employer based insurance can keep it if they want. >> reporter: the former vice president joe biden doesn't envision a system without private insurance. and he is leading the charge on the public option. perhaps no surprise, biden wants to expand obamacare. >> when a public option, everyone would have the option to buy a medicare type plan for themselves, but they wouldn't be automatically enrolled. >> we can protect and build on obamacare and make sure at least
97% to 100% have coverage. >> reporter: biden's plan offers subsidies to insurance regardless of income. biden says his would cost $750 billion over ten years. money he would raise primarily through taxes and cutting costs. sanders' plan calls for tax increases as well. money that he believes would be offset by lower premium zblps my guess is that people in the middle class will be paying somewhat more in taxes, but they're going to be paying significantly less overall in health care. >> reporter: harris says she believes her plan could be achieved without a middle class tax increase. >> well, part of it is going to have to be about wall street paying more. it's going to be looking at what we tax. >> reporter: but medicare for all may not be an easy sell politically. a recently released poll found 70% favor medicare for all for those who want it. but just four in ten say it's a
good idea if there is no longer private insurance. and 54% are more blunt saying it's a bad idea. >> before we get to all that, where do things stan stand toda? what's happening with obamacare? >> it's still the law of the land but you'll remember in 2017 the individual mandate went away. december of 2018, a texas district judge said, look, if the individual mandate no longer exists the entire law is unconstitutional. now, that decision's been put on hold. but it's starting to make its way through the legal system and it's probably going to go to the supreme court again. we're going to see what happens. without the individual mandate, can that law really stand? >> there's uncertainty. >> a lot of uncertainty. people who have health care through the exchanges right now, they still have it. >> which are millions of people. >> yeah. >> thank you for explaining all that to us. >> thank you. weeks of preparation back and forth negotiations, and
well, it was a big week in washington with the hotly anticipated special counsel hearings. but then a letdown for many democrats. so did mueller's testimony change anything? joining us now is michael smerconish, cnn political commentator and host of "smerconish" who john berman says wants to say i told you so. is that right, michael? >> well, berman -- i guess berman is giving me that opportunity. thank you. i did say curb your enthusiasm to those who anticipated that there would be bombshells. and i said it for two reasons. one, we knew he didn't want to be there. and two, the format is self-limiting. and i think both of those came true. >> however, and i know this is something that you like to bring up, there were actual moments of clarity inside that testimony.
the former special counsel stated clearly the president wasn't exonerated. the former special counsel stated clearly among other things -- >> that he lied -- well, let me be clear about what the special counsel stated. that the president was generally untruthful in his answers to prosecutors in mueller's office. that is a big deal. and the idea that mueller said unequivocally he could be charged with crimes once he leaves office. >> all those things are true. i don't think any of them were a surprise to those who have taken the time to read the report. but the reality is very few americans read the report and also, i think very few americans were able to commit the necessary time to watch seven hours of his testimony. so to answer the question where are we today on this friday? we're probably in the same place that we were before the mueller hearing began.
>> you know, and then robert mueller brought up the very real issue of election security. saying as we sit here, we are under attack from the russians in all likelihood in our election. the senate intelligence committee put out a report yesterday that says all 50 states -- there are 50 states in the united states and all of them were targeted by the russians in the last election. on that very same day, mitch mcconnell and republican senators blocked legislation to protect state election systems. is our government taking this seriously enough? >> well, definitely not. and i think what happened this week is that most of the attention was paid to the house judiciary committee hearing which was the first of the hearings because many wanted to know is there going to be a got ya moment, a smoking gun relative to the president. that didn't pan out. in the intel hearing that followed, robert mueller was
very clear about the vulnerability we face. and if i could just add this. last saturday on my program i had richard clarke and robert a kanake. and one of the things i learned from them and their book is there are very few election machine manufacturers that we rely on in this country and they don't give their software to our government so that our government can ensure that there aren't bugs in it. and ensure that we don't have vulnerability. the point is, we remain wide open to attack and we have a very disparate system administered be i the states. and the russians have impregnated that for lack of a better description. this report from the senate committee says their intentions are unclear. but i happen to think that this is the bigger story of the week than what did mueller say about trump.
alisyn, i keep thinking about the fringes of the stage. if you envision the way there thereby on night two, we're all thinking about biden in the middle and cory booker and kamala harris at his side. and that there will be crossfire among those three i think is a certainty. but it's the last dance for some of these candidates unless they can move the needle. i'm looking at kirsten gillibrand down there at the end or second in on the end -- at the other end of the stage and i'm saying do they emulate kamala harris? do they look at biden as their opportunity to try and come back in september? because unless they do something, they probably don't get to come back and compete. so don't overlook the remainder of the stage is my point. >> the last dance. michael smerconish, donna summer fan. right? >> i heard it. >> are we right, michael?
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predictive. >> fantastic. >> determinetive. coy wire on what happened in fenway and the historic implications, coy. >> my goodness. history made in one of the greatest rivalries in sports. the red sox and berman, you know, they and the yankees have played 220 games since the rivalry started. never have the sox put on a show like this. 19 runs. bost bogaerts starts the party with a 451 foot three-run shot. part of a seven-run first inning. tanaka gives up 12 earned runs in total before getting yanked. there's berman's face. look at that smile. >> we need a reaction smile. >> no yankees pitcher has given up that much. missed his first home run because they got to the game late. so he hits another one. sox win 19-3. but john, what do you think?
new york still ahead of them in the standings. >> what does that matter? who cares about the standings? who pays attention to that? >> that's the attitude that bogaerts had after the game. listen to his reaction to this win. >> it was good. you know, we know where we're at. we know what's needed to be done. i think we're all satisfied with the result today. >> just cool. calm, collected. no big deal. we got this, right berman? >> it's what a $120 million contract does for you also. >> is this what elation looks like on berman? >> yes, before 7:00 a.m. this is as good as it gets. next to this story, panda-monium breaks out in china. there was a birthday party for 18 panda cubs. nine male, nine female cubs including three pairs of twins. >> just like us. >> just like our children. they celebrated with fruit
birthday cake which is delish. or milk if they were teething. >> what if they're lactose intolerant? >> they played together. they had plenty of toys. they climbed trees. the cubs were all born between june and september of last year. it was a panda-palooza. panda-monium. were there peanuts in the cake? i'm also concerned about that. this is what comes up at birthday parties i've been to. >> look how cute they are. >> don't diminish them. they're more than just stuffed animals zapped to life. >> i raced through this. but i'm wrapping right there. we have new reporting from capitol hill and the campaign trail. "new day" continues right now. >> it's always been an unsaid goal to get to august without impeachment inquiry. >> the window is closing. >> i think the speaker's meeting
with -- >> all aspects of the party are on the same page. we've seen that joe biden has continuously been doing very well against donald trump in the difference swing states. >> sleepy joe is okay. but he's fading. i think he's fading fast. >> biden thinks this is bigger than selling t-shirts taking a shot at kamala harris and her moment. >> i thought we were friends. i hope we still will be. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." there is growing concern this morning among some democrats that time is running out to pursue an impeachment inquiry against president trump. some house democrats now say that it needs to happen by september or not at all. and the house judiciary chair jerry nadler has at least considered the possibility of beginning an inquiry without a full house vo