tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN November 13, 2019 1:00am-2:00am PST
history unfolds today. impeachment hearings begin in just a few hours. will gripping testimony resonate in public. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this issettette. i'm dave briggs. >> good morning. it's wednesday, november 13th, i'm christine romans and it's 4:00 a.m. in the u.s. donald trump is accused of leveraging $400 million in much needed military aid to ukraine,
demanding in return an investigation into joe biden and his son. democrats' first witnesses, two career civil servants seated together for the entire day, bill tayloring temperature top american diplomat in ukraine saying he was told everything depended on ukraine publicly announcing these investigations. as taylor put it behind closed doors, that was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the president of ukraine committed to pursue the investigation. >> george kent was in charge of ukraine policy and was concerned about politically motivating prosecutions. he was told the prosecution wanted nothing less. even in extraordinary times, this will be an extraordinary day. congressional reporter phil mattingly has more on capitol hill. >> christine and dave, here we
go. this is it. this is what people have been waiting for the last month and a half. >> the public hearing, one official, two, one the top official in you crane. george kent, another foreign service office. you're going to see two very divergent strategies with clear goals in mind. paint the same picture behind closed doors. they believe that picture laying out exactly how the ukraine policy was working, laying out the rogue elements of the policy and all the stresses and pressure that were put on the policy. they want that out in public, live on television so the public can actually all see it for the republicans, they have made it clear, key reasons they don't believe any of the conduct laid out so far is impeachable, saying two that you'll hear from didn't have direct interactions from the president.
here's how you're going to see it. when the committee gavels into session, you're going to hear opening statements frommed a an schiff and devin nunes and then two witnesses. after that things will change. instead of five minutes of circus-like atmosphere from member after member of the panel, you're going to see 45 minutes late from the democrats. then you're going to see 45 minutes straight from the republicans. that will change the dynamic of how this works. that will change how narratives are presented, how effective either side is on the hearing. this will be different. this matters. if you talk to republicans, if you pitalk on democrats, this i the ohm thing they agree on. keep an eye on it. it's a big day. i'm sure everybody is going to be watching that. >> thanks for that, phil matt g mattingly. >> they're trying not to promise too much as they did in the run-up to robert mueller's
testimony, but adam schiff making it clear he believes impeachable fences were committed. >> but based on what the witnesses have had to say so far, there are any number of potentially impeachable offenses including bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors. >> despite that, republicans seem to vigorously defend the president. >> you can't actually know what was really said when you're relying on third-, fourth-hand info informati t information. >> they both said it was a good call. >> they've got a much bigger risk factor tomorrow than we do. democratic colleagues have a big issue to create some a-ha moment that'sd to do. >> far different from 1973 and
from this. >> what did the president know, and when did he know it? >> that was republican senator howard baker during the nixon impeachment. watergate took place in a mass media era and tens of millions were watching. most americans will get their information from preferred cable tv, late night tv, and social media. >> lieutenant colonel alexander vindman is the ukraine expert who was on the july 15th call. he went to his boss and expressed his concerns. also gordon sondland is the ambassador to the european union. he initially denied quid pro quo and then said the top military assistance was likely linked to an investigation. >> president trump no doubt will
be watching some of the impeachment hearing today, but he is counterprogramming in a very different way. turkey's president erdogan visiting the white house today. this is dubious counterprogrammi counterprogramming, jomana. good morning. >> good morning. there were strained ties in recent years, especially recent months. the issues of disagreement tops the long list of the united states. of course included will be turkey's operation into northern syria, something that has pretty much united lawmakers from both sides of the aisle with their opposition to turkey's moves. some of theish issues that the united states will be discussing are the rising concerns when it comes to the behavior of
turkey's -- the syrian backed forces that have been backed by syria on the ground, their behavior, alleged war crimes that could have possibly taken place at the beginning of the that military offensive and earths to reach a permanent cease-fire. another critical issue for the united states is that russian missile defense system that the turkey and nato member acquired this summer. we had the deliveries from russia back in july. and so the united states, the trump administration really is under a lot of pressure to sanction turkey as he's obliged by the law, and there's been this push by lawmakers to do so. and so far the feeling has been that president trump has been shielding turkey from the sanctions. so this is going to be on the table today. whether the united states, president trump, and ministration officials are going to be able to solve that issue,
the idea that turkey would not activate that russian defense missile system, but both as we have heard in the past say this is nonnegotiable, they're not compromise on issues they see as national security issues, but you've got two very unpredictable world leaders meeting today, so we'll have to wait and see what comes out of this. very interesting. jomana karadsheh, thank you. >> president trump gave a speech out of new york. >> here's the story. i don't like you. you don't like me. you don't have no choice but to vote for me. the truth is you have no choice because the people we're running against are crazy. they're crazy. >> and the economy says it's an economical force built by him. you have no choice but to build by me. he's touting wages, a record number of people working, and
tax cuts. meanwhile he gave no idea on the trade deal with china other than, quote, it could be happening soon. a new round of tariffs on about $150 billion in consumer-facing goods is set to kick in december 16th. he also cited negative interest rates. then after claiming the stockmarket would be up another 25% if not for the fed, trump said this, alluding to his choice of jerome powell. >> but we all make mistakes, don't we. not too often. we do make them on occasion. >> the president admitting a mistake which rarely, rarely happens, where he's talking about jerome powell, saying, give me some of that money. those are signs of distress. it doesn't look like the fed is going to embrace that. >> that's a doozy of a bumper
the eastern two-thirds of the country. more than 42 million americans will be at or below freezing your night. hundreds of records set so far. freezes and watches reaching even the florida panhandle. in texas temperatures plunge d . let's talk about this cold air across the eastern u.s. high pressure building in the wake. compared to yesterday afternoon's 3:00 p.m. temperature, it was 33 in new york city. that is in line with a january 15th record. washington's 43 was in line with a january 27th temperature. if you're tuned in across atlanta, dallas, or any southern city, temps ran 20 degrees colder than what it is this time
of year. about 70% of the u.s. population is dealing with these sub freezing temperatures to create themselves into wednesday morning, but look at the trend. 58-degree afternoon or high yesterday happened in new york city giving way to about 35 today. washington goes from 60 to 39. and in places such as detroit and, say, chicago, the trend generally into the mid- to upper 20s. we have another front on the way. this next one just as cold for some areas but a little moisture. maybe a few flurries across portions of the midwest, but keeping the cold trend into this upcoming weekend. >> thank you for that, pedram. the city of canalis was the highest in years. water is more than 6 feet above flood stage. one man was electrocuted tying to run pumps in his home.
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impeachment hearings begin in just a few hours. will gripping private testimony resonate in public. welcome back toettette. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm dave briggs. five hours from now you can goat to a bar in d.c. i've got 99 problems but impeachment ain't one peach snaps. donald trump accused of leveraged $400 million in much
needed military aid to ukraine, demanding in return an investigation into joe biden and his son. democrats' first witnesses, two career civil servants seated together for the entire hour. bill taylor, the top american diplomat in ukraine tying the president directly to the campaign saying he was told everything depended on ukraine. taylor put it behind closed doors. that was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the president of ukraine committed to pursue the investigation. >> george kent is another one. he was concerned about politically motivated prosecutions. he told lawmakers president trump wanted nothing less than president zelensky to go to a microphone to say investigations, biden, and clinton. congressional reporter phil
mattingly is on capitol hill. >> christine and david, here we go. this is what people have been waiting for for the last month and a half. a public hearing. two witnesses, both state department officials. one the top diplomat in ukraine, george kent, another foreign service officer. here's what you're going fw seeing today. you're going to be seeing two very divergent strategies. they believe that picture, laying out exactly how the trump administration's ukraine policy was working, laying out the rogue elements of that policy and the stresses and pressures put on that. because of that, they want that out in public, live on television so the public can all see it. for the republicans, they've made it clear. they've laid out key reasons they don't believe any of the conduct that's been released so far has been impeachable. they believe both of the witnesses including the two you'll hear from today didn't have direct orders from the president, didn't have direct
interactions with the president. here's what you're going to see. you're going to hear from adam schiff and devin nun yes, sir and then the two witnesses. after that, things will change. instead of five minutes of circuit-ling to see 45 minutes from the democrats, then you're going the see 45 minutes from the republicans, likely largely yielded to one of their staff counsels. that will dynamically change how that works, how effective ee fehr side is on the hearing. this will be different. this matters. and when you talk to republicans, you talk to democrats. if there's only one thing they agree on, they agree on the gravity of the moment. so keep an eye on it. it's a big day. i'm sure everybody's going to be watching. guys? >> i am sure, phil, thanks.
house intel chairmanned a an sheriff makes it clear he believes impeachable offenses were committed. >> but on the bases of what the witnesses have had to say so far, there are any number of potentially impeachable offenses including bribery, including high crimes and misdemeanors. >> republicans seem determined to vigorously defend the president. >> second-, third-, fourth-hands, you can't rely on what you heard. >> so what other people think about a conversation is really secondary to the fact that the two men that were participating in the conversation say it was a good cause. >> the burden of proof son the dems. they've got a much bigger issue tomorrow. they've got to create some a-ha moment that's going to be hard to do. >> there's more in store next
week, eight additional witnesses including lieutenant colonel alexander vindman. he went to his boss and expressed his concerns. also gordon sondland, he's the trump-appointed ambassador to the european union. he later recalled his testimony. one more official will testify this week. 's former ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch. overnight the "washington post" reported. they told associates he and his business partner discussed ukraine with president trump way back in april of 2018. that's more than a year before yovanovitch was recalled. they reportedly told the president yovanovitch was not serving his interested and trump respond saying, she should be fired. this would undercut the president's repeated claims.
president trump will no doubt be watching system of the impeachment hearing, but he's counterprogramming in a very different way. president erdogan is visiting the white house today. let's go to cnn's jomana karadsheh. >> reporter: their relationship has been strained in the past few years, especially the last few months. topping the agenda for the united states, for the trump administration today is obviously going to be something that has been quite the controversy in the united states, and that is turkey's military offensive in northeastern syria, something that has united politicians and lawmakers from both sides in
their opposition to turkey's offensive. so, you know t question is the trump administration going to try to push for some sort of permanent cease-fire there and also another issue they will likely bring up is the actions, behavior of the turkey-backed syrian forces on the ground who some u.s. officials say that the united states has powe potential evidence that they may have committed alleged war crimes in terrell days of that offensive. another very critical issue for the trump administration is the russian missile defense system that this nato country purchased and acquired from russia. they have their deliveries back in the summer, but they have not activated their system yet. the trump administration is under pressure to find a solution because president trump, based on u.s. law, should be sanctioning turkey for that move.
and so far he seems to have shielded turkey from that. are they going to try and find some sort of solution, for example, turkey not activating that system? when it comes to turkey, we've heard their position on all of this before. they say these are national security issues and they're not willing to compromise on that. so it's going to be very interesting to see what comes out of these meetings, especially as turkey experts say turkey has very much -- erdogan has relied on his relationship with president trump and tried not to mend ties with u.s. lawmakers, and that's something they expect could backfire, christine. >> all right. thank you so much. jomana karadsheh in istanbul. president trump gave us a glimpse of his 2020 campaign mem during his economic speech of new york. >> here's the story. i don't like you. you don't like me. you don't have no choice but to vote for me. the truth is, look, you have no choice because the people we're running against are crazy.
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arctic conditions being blamed for deaths all of them car accidents. three people in michigan killed, one in ohio. bitter cold air pushing across the eastern two-thirds of the country. more than 200 million americans are at or below freezing overnight. freeze warnings and watches reaching into the florida panhandle. look at this. mccallen, texas, went to 22 in a single day. pedr
pedram javaheri has the forecast. we have the additional shot of cold air dropping. in windchills in new york city, down to 15. atlanta, only one better at 16. nashville into the single digits. detroits, subzero at this hour with the windchill and chicago with icy air across the region. autumn temperatures feeling more like the middle of winter. yesterday afternoon in washington, new york, 43 and 33 respect actively, temps you'd expect in the afternoon on january 15th and 27th respect actively. atlanta and dallas at 36. are 20 degrees colder than what you would expect. about 70% of the population dealing with these temperatures. here's the trend.
new york city from a 58 down to the middle 30s. even around washington going from 60 to the middle 30s. notice in atlanta the cool air has arrived as well. highs there, only 46 degrees today. guys? >> pedram, thanks. details kept secret are now in the open at the trial of roger stone, the self-described dirty trix ter, charging against the trump confidante include lying to key witnesses and congress. in a specific phone call the president told mueller he couldn't remember. cnn's sara murray outside district court in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dave and christine. roger will be back in court, but he will not be taking the stand in his own defechbls instead of stone defending himself, they played a portion of his testimony from the house intelligence committee which he's accused of lying in front of where he says he did not
collude with russian forces. there was another key witness when he took the stand yesterday. that's former campaign chair, rick gates. he recounted when he was in the car with then candidate donald trump in 2016. trump got a phone call from roger stone. after the phone call trump turned to gates and said more information was supposed to be coming seemingly from wikileaks. that testimony puts donald trump at the heart of roger stone's efforts to allegedly get dirt from wikileaks. again we'll hear from the prosecution and tee fence today. they'll open up their closing arguments in front of the jury. >> thank you for that. steven miller peddled stories from white nationalists and french media, leaked emails, show miller sending stories to staff members of the far right website breitbart in 2015 before the trump administration. he was a senior aide to then
senator jeff sessions at the time. one of the emails obtained by cnn shows miller sent a link. miller did not respond to cnn's request for comment. we'll be right back. so i can sleep great and wake up human. don't eat me i taste terrible. fight your worst symptoms so you can sleep great and wake up human. new mucinex nightshift cold and flu.
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small gain and the nasdaq hit an all-time high. president trump said a phase one trade deal with china, quote, could happen soon, but he said he would only accept a deal if it was good for the united states. america's largest milk producer is filing for bankruptcy. dean foods is struggling because fewer americans are drinking farm milk. they have produced many of the most recognizable products. they claim the sudden decline in the white milk category. they're working with the farmers of america where the cooperative would buy almost all of the company. disney is here finally without some bugs. many families looking to enjoy the new service looked at error percentages starting with wreck-it ralph. there were a myriad of problems.
disney's ceo bog iger called it a historic moment for disney marking a new time of innovation and creativity. colbert eat late show went impeachment caroling. ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year with republicans screaming and democrats screaming impeachment is near ♪ ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪ ♪ it's the impeachiest season of all getting dirt from the ukraine to help your next campaign will be your downfall ♪ ♪ it's the impeachiest season of
all ♪ ♪ there'll be transcripts for reading the president's tweeting that this whole thing is a hoax ♪ ♪ there be l be nunes and jordan ignoring extortion executive privilege and more ♪ ♪ it's the most wonderful time yes, the most wonderful time ♪ ♪ oh, the most happiest time you'll ever hear ♪ they had some fun with that. and the gavel. >> pretty solid. you're excited for christmas music. >> i'm know. i have to wait a few weeks. >> december. >> you're like my husband. he says wail till thanksgiving. sorry, i can't.
i'm christine romans that that's all we've got. i'm dave briggs. we're out of here. four hours of "new day." see you tomorrow. in hours public impeachment hearing of president trump. >> i'm think it's a mistake. >> it's really clear that this phone call was unlt just a one off. it was an entire pressure campaign to get ukrainians to influence our election. >> i'm think it was a president to the americans. >> this is not just one phone call. the facts here are so powerful. let people just hear what happened. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is a special edition of "new day" as cnn's coverage of the public impeachment hearings against. it's wednesday, november 13th, 5:00 here in new york. extra early. >> yeah. this is only the fourth time in
american history we've had impeachment hearings. it's a big deal. >> it's hard to overstate the significance of these days. we have the fate of donald trump's presidency at stake. for the first time the american people will see and hear for themselves how these dep employee mats believe president trump pressured ukraine to investigate rivals. >> they have been preparing for this critical day by holding closed door practice sessions. democrats will seek to lay out evidence that president trump tried to bribe or extort ukraine to investigate his rivals, and the democrats will try to lay it out in stark and simple terms. republicans, meanwhile, are expected to try to distance president trump from the allegations he's now facing. we know the president will be
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