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need to stand up and be bold. that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. president trump reverses course on bob mueller. last friday he said it would be up to the attorney general whether the special counsel testifies to congress now. he says mueller should not testify at all. plus, president trump's former fixer, michael cohen, reports to prison today. finance campaign violations. more than 600 rockets were fired into israel from gaza, prompting israel to row taliate with air strikes.
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good morning, everybody. it's monday, may 6th. i'm yasmin are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong no collusion conclusion? including this. bob mueller should not testify. no redoes for the dems, later tweeting, quote, they have stolen, with two l's, two years of me [ our ] presidency, collusion delusion that we will never get back. he later fixed that tweet to correct the misspelling. here is barr, followed by the president. >> robert mueller remains a justice department employee as
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of this moment. will you permit him to testify publicly to congress? >> i have no objection to bob mueller personally testifying. >> what about bob mueller, should he allowed to testify? >> i already said publicly, i have no objection to him. >> and don mcgahn? >> mr. mueller, should mueller testify? >> i don't know. that's up to our attorney general, who has done a fantastic job. >> house intelligence chair, democrat adam schiff reacted to the tweets, writing this, trump announced he is opposed to mueller testifying before congress. before the american people. he also opposes letting mcgahn appear. barr's testimony alone, designed to protect trump, is not going to cut it. they will testify. the american people deserve the truth. >> it puts him at odds with senior members of his own party, with republican leaders in the senate, house and each chamber's judiciary committee, saying they would not object if mueller wishes to testify. >> senator, do you want to hear
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directly from robert mueller? would you like to have a conversation with him? >> the attorney general, i believe, said today he certainly would have no objection to mueller coming to testify, if he wanted to do that, that would be fine. >> do you believe that the special counsel, robert mueller, also should come to congress and testify on his report? >> i leave that up to mueller. if he wants to come, i have no problem with him coming. i think more transparency is great. >> why not call for mueller to testify? >> cause i'm not going to do any mo more. enough already. it's over. if there's any dispute about a conversation then he'll come. >> do you want the special counsel to appear and explain exactly what he was objecting to here? >> we have already asked for the special counsel to come. we did that over a month ago because we believe, actually, he
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is the fact witness here. >> a spokesman for congressman doug collins tells "the new york times" that he, even after the president's comments, still continues to support mueller testifying but no word from the others just yet. >> democratic congressman david sisilene said that a tentative date of may 15th has been set for bob mueller's testimony but in a tweet sunday afternoon he said he had misspoken. quote, just to clarify, we are aiming to bring mueller in on the 15th but nothing has been agreed to yet. we hope the special counsel will agree to it. sorry for the confusion. >> now today is house democrats' latest deadline for attorney general william barr to deliver a copy of the full mueller report and its underlying evidence. chairman of the judiciary committee, jerry nadler, warning that barr could soon be held in contempt. they told nadler they would not
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turn over documents and limit the scope of their request. they asked the justice department to reconsider allowing all members of congress to view a less redacted version of his report. in a letter to barr, nadler wrote, quote, the committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the department. if the department persists in its refusal, the committee will move to contempt proceedings and seek further recourse. nadler gave the department until 9:00 a.m. this morning to respond. >> joining us now, washington reporter for the hill, julia manchester. thank you for joining us so early on this. appreciate it. let's talk about this about-face from the president basically where he's now saying he does not want bob mueller to testify. up until this point he has consistently said look, it's up to the attorney general. have bob mueller say his peace, no collusion, collusion delusion, whatever the president is putting out there. now suddenly this about-face
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over the weekend. i'll tell you, julia, i spoke with jared kushner on the beat last week and he said he believes bob mueller will be completely forth coming especially on whether or not he believes the president committed objection of justice. i wonder if that is the thing. >> seeing developments in terms of people house democrats are trying to get to come to testify before their committees and i think that's making him nervous. the president realizes a lot of these different characters, whether it's from various different parts of his life, his administration, coming to testify and won't necessarily make him look good. he is nervous about what could potentially come out, especially with this mueller probe. this about-face comes as the president was tweeting various things including a retweet by jerry falwell jr., suggesting he
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should get two more years in office because the mueller investigation stole those first two years. we're seeing different kinds of tweets from the president but clearly the mueller probe front and center on his mind and i think the president is very cognizant of all of this playing out in front of 2020. it's ironic that a lot of political observers keep slamming democrats from bringing up the mueller probe. however, the president is doing that ahead of 2020. it won't just damage democrats ahead of that race but the president as well. hearing a lot of different things, as to how both sides can really proceed on this, but this is something that's playing front and center in the president's mind right now. >> julie, democrats had been eyeing may 15th. democratic caucus told me on the hill if they couldn't get may 15th and wanted mueller to testify before that committee before the end of the month.
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what do you see as the next steps for these lawmakers, not just on the issue of having mueller come and testify but all their investigations as they experience this unprecedented level of pushback from the trump administration? >> right. jeff, from talking to different lawmakers and staffers on the hill, we're hearing more talk of impeachment after speaker nancy pelosi had a phone call with her members last week and essentially urged them to stay to the center and try to avoid impeachment as much as possible. a lot of democrats on the hill are seeing this constant pushback and the white house really fighting a lot of these subpoena requests and creating a long, drawn-out, legal battle. a lot of democrats see the only path forward is possibly talking about impeachment. however, they take a very major political risk by going ahead with impeachment. what happens is while the president could easily be impeached in the house, it hits a dead end in the senate and ahead of an election, as i said
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before, this could make the democrats look a bit out of touch with the american people. so much polling suggests that the american people are not in favor of impeachment. this is something that democrats really need to weigh. >> julia manchester, thanks. we'll talk to you in a bit. >> thank you. >> u.s./china trade talks appear to be escalating once again as president trump warns tariffs on more chinese goods are set to take effect. the president fired off a pair of tweets yesterday, revealing that tariffs on $200 billion of goods will jump from 10% to 25% this friday. the move comes despite recent claims from both sides that talks were going well. the president threatened to impose a 25% tariff on another $235 billion worth of chinese goods, he says, shortly. if he follows through with that threat, nearly all goods imported from china to the u.s. will face some sort of tariff. given the president's wave of new threats, sources tell cnbc that china may back out of a
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final round of trade talks scheduled to take place in washington this week. markets in china plunged 5% on all of this and markets in the u.s. are facing steep losses as well when trading opens this morning. an egypt-brokered cease fire is in effect after days of intense fighting in the gaza region. it all started friday when, according to the israeli military, a palestinian sniper fired at israeli soldiers, wounding two people. things quickly escalated from there. nearly 700 rockets were fired into israel by hamas militants in gaza, prompting israel to retaliate with air strikes. four israeli civilians are dead and more than 110 are injured. palestinian health ministry reports 23 palestinians, including two pregnant women, two infants and a child are dead and more than 150 were injured. the fighting broke a month-long lul in confrontations as egyptian officials were trying
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to negotiate a long-term cease fire and ahead of this week's israeli memorial day and independence day, the muslim holy month of ramadan also begins today. president trump reacted on twitter. once again, israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups hamas and islamic jihad. we support israel 100% in defense of its citizens. to the gazan people, these terrorist acts against israel will bring you nothing but more misery. end the violence and work toward peace. it can happen. south korea's military has confirmed north korean state media claims that kim jong-un oversaw the drills and they included, quote, new tactical guidance wep ebs, wkd be short-range ballistic missiles and rocket launcher. 70 to 200 kilometers, roughly 120 miles, before landing in the sea of japan, a commonplace for north korean missile tests to
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end up. it comes just over two weeks after north korea conducted a test of, quoerkts a new type of tactical guided weapon, which carried a powerful war head. less than 2 1/2 months after president trump revealed a promise trump says kim made to him during a failed hanoi summit. >> there's no more testing and more importantly one thing that chairman kim promised regardless is that he won't do testing of rockets and nuclear, not going to do testing. so i trust him and i take him at his word. >> now president trump echoed those remarks saturday tweeting, quo quote, anything in this very interesting world is possible but i believe that kim jong-un fully realizes the great economic potential of north korea and will do nothing to interfere or end it. he also knows i am with him and does not want to break his promise to me. deal will happen. russian authorities say 41 people are dead after a plane
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made a fiery emergency landing in moscow saturday. the airport says that the flight returned half hour after takeoff after the crew reported an unspecified malfunction and made a hard landing, which caused a fire. footage shows the burning plane barreling down the runway before coming to a halt. passengers are seen jumping into an inflatable slide before fleeing koss the tarmac. they are aware of reports of the death of one u.s. citizen but did not elaborate on that. still ahead, everybody, house speaker nancy pelosi details her plan of removing from office. those stories and a check on weather when we come right back. .
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welcome back, everybody. speaker nancy pelosi does not believe president trump can be removed from office through impeachment. she said the only way that we can remove him is win in 2020, an overwhelming defeat. that view, she says, is why it's imperative not to play in the president's hands especially on impeachment. few people outside pelosi's circle were aware of how worried she was that trump would take control of the house unless the victory was emphatic enough to be indisputable. if we win by four seats, by 1,000 votes each he is not going to respect the election. he would poison the public's mind, challenge each of the races. he would say, you can't seat these people.
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quite a state we are in right now. >> let's talk 2020, shall we? andrew yang is among the many democrats running for the white house. a bold idea for americans, universal basic income, offering americans over 18 years old a $1,000 stipend every month no, strings attached. could it actually work? nbc news now simone voice has the details. >> reporter: automation is transforming how we work. a quarter of american jobs from office administration to trucking, even food prep could be replaced by robots in the near future. lower-paying jobs requiring less education are at greatest risk. >> being a truck driver is the most common job in 29 states, the trucks are going to start driving themselves. >> those prospects have some worried including tech entrepreneur andrew yang. >> it's not immigrants, it's technology that's changing our economy in fundamental ways, displacing first manufacturing
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workers but now retail workers, call center workers, fast food workers. >> that's why yang is running for president, pitching a bold idea, universal basic income. he wants to give a stipend of $1,000 a month to every american over the age of 18, no strings attached. >> if you put $1,000 a month in their hands they would use it in the most beneficial way possible and families are in a better position to know than the government. >> reporter: he's testing it out with one couple in new hampshire. >> it's definitely a stress relief off our shoulders to have this extra money. >> reporter: chuck and jody fosse are the first to try out yang's basic income proposal. after he lost his job he offered him $1,000 right out of his own pocket. >> we were stunned. we were shocked. my husband started crying because he's like there's got to be somebody more deserving than
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us. >> reporter: do you feel like andrew yang has earned your vote? >> yeah i will probably end up voting for him. >> reporter: what's the catch? $12,000 a year couldn't replace a truck driver's salary. critics of universal basic income fear it would drive federal spending, raise taxes and inflation. do you see any downsides? there's a fear that it will disincentivize work. >> it's pro-work. it will create 2 million jobs because people will have more money to spend. >> how does yang plan to pay for all of this? combine certain welfare programs and tax the big corporations. >> who is going to win? amazon, google, facebook, u bechlt r. we need to put the american public in a position to actually harness the gains from all these new innovations and the best way to do that is to join every other advanced economy in the world and implement a value-added tax. >> reporter: while some
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countries like canada, finland and spain have launched pilot programs, it's never been tested nationwide in the u.s. though alaskans seem to benefit from a smaller scale program in their state. >> i love it! >> reporter: as conditions in our workplace force us to adapt, it looks like unconditional cash will remain at the center of debate around solutions. simone voys, new hampshire. controversial week at the kentucky der by. did you see it? >> i didn't. >> first time in the history of the race, the initial winner was disqualified for interference. we'll explain exactly what happened next. ference. we'll explain exactly what happened next.
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welcome back. world series champion boston red sox will be honored at the white house thursday but without manager alex cora, who has declined to attend, citing the trump administration's handling of efforts following hurricane maria in puerto rico. boston shortstop xander boegarts also announced he will not attend the rose garden ceremony, along with six other red sox who said they will skip the trip. rain-soaked kentucky der by
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has country house was declared the winner. only the second disqualification in the 145-year history. maximum security crossed the finish line first. a 20-minute review it was dropped to 17th place as officials ruled the horse interfered with other competitors in the final leg of the race, blocking them from being able to pass. a 65-1 odds, country house's victory marks the second largest upset in derby history and the biggest in more than a century. wow! maximum security owner barry west says he is unsure whether to enter the horse in the preakness, telling the press, quote, when you're not going for the triple crown sometimes it doesn't make sense to wheel the horseback in two weeks. president trump weighed in saying apparently so flustered
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he forgot the seat in kentucky claiming, quote, the best horse did not win the kentucky derby. not even close. >> people were comparing this to the difference between the popular vote and electoral college in 2016. >> wow, going there. i'm sure a lot of money was lost, though, over that race. and won. and won. president trump's former fictioner michael cohen heads to prison today. what he can expect when he gets there. plus with former vice president joe biden officially in the race, a controversial moment from his past is back in the headlines. we'll explain that, ahead. e hea. we'll explain that, ahead. ew fa. the belongings we hold on to. etsy knows that moments, big and small, deserve things that really matter. sold by real people and filled with things that last beyond the latest trends. belongings don't just show what we care about.
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welcome back, everybody. it's the bottom of the hour. president trump's former fictioner michael cohen is scheduled to report to prison today, due to report to the federal correctional institution near otisville, new york, where he will start his sentence for tax evasion, campaign finance crimes and lying to congress. cohen could be a target of bullying, harassment or worse for his cooperation with bob mueller's probes and that could make him a candidate, the president has also called him a rat. cohen can find himself easily
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harassed by paparazzi or ambushed by someone looking to do him harm. russian election meddling following the president's one-on-one call with vladimir putin. he confirmed he had spoken with putin for the first time since bob mueller's report was released. >> did you discuss issues that came up in the mueller report with mr. putin today? >> he sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse, but he knew that, because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever. so, pretty much that's what it was. >> mr. president, did you tell him not to meddle in the next election? >> excuse me, i'm talking. i'm answering this question. you are very rude. we had a good conversation about many different things. okay? >> did you ask him not to meddle
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in the next election? >> we didn't discuss that. >> following the president's comments, secretary of state mike pompeo was grilled yesterday about the president's failure to bring up russia interfering with this country's elections during his conversation with putin. >> why doesn't the president get tough with putin about what everyone seems to agree is clear, meddling in 2016 and the threat of meddling in 2020? >> chris, this administration has been tougher on russia than any of its predecessor administrations. i would go through the list but there's not enough time in the show to talk about all the things we've done. the list is long, chris. for you to suggest somehow we haven't taken election interference seriously, we do. >> i guess what i'm asking, and i take your point. in terms of specific policies, the u.s. -- >> also, chris, i don't get your point. i'm confused. i'm confused. >> let me make it. >> the administration that's been tougher on russia than any
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of its predecessors and yet you continue to be fixated on something that robert mueller wrote down. i struggle with that. >> i'm not fixated with robert mueller. i'm fixated on the conversation that the president had with putin and in the conversation he doesn't even mention not meddling in 2020. >> over and over again, this president has refused to talk about election interference with putin, whether it was in helsinki or whether this conversation that putin smiled on. they weren't on face time or skype it was a phone call. proven by every intelligence agency, by an investigation that's been led by bob mueller for over two years that there was targeted election interference in the 2016 election and if this is not dealt with, it will very well happen again come 2020. >> it's as confusing as it is
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troubling. when you talk to people close to the president, they say the answer is simple. questions about russian interference in the election call into question the legitimacy of president trump's win. that's why he's uncomfortable talking about it. >> hence the reason that nancy pelosi says a democrat has to win in 2020 and by a land slide so that the president doesn't necessarily question the election results there. during his phone call with vladimir putin, he said he discussed the ongoing crisis in venezuela. >> i had a good conversation with president putin for probably over an hour. we talked about many things. venezuela is one of the topics. he is not looking at all to get involved in venezuela, other than he would like to see something positive happen for venezuela. i feel the same way. we want to get some humanitarian aid. >> just two days after president trump's claim that russia isn't looking to get involved in venezuela, foreign ministers of
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those two countries came together. in fact, russia is economically invested in venezuela and has been throwing its support behind embattled president nicolas maduro. mike pompeo was forced to clean up the president's remarks and his knowledge of the situation in venezuela. >> does the president not realize what you have said publicly and what is obvious, that putin is deeply involved in venezuela? what does he mean when he's saying he's not looking to get involved? >> i didn't see the full context of the quote there. i don't know what context that was in. >> reporter for the hill, julia manchester, good morning to you once again. are congressional republicans here on a different page from the president when it comes to venezuela and russia? >> yeah. it seems like there say big gap between republicans in his administration as well as republicans on capitol hill. you're seeing president trump in his phone call with vladimir putin seemed to hint that they were on the same page in terms
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of venezuela. however, we know that russia has a very invested economic interest in venezuela and you're seeing that members of his own administration, such as secretary of state mike pompeo, seem to be harder on the russians, saying that no country should get involved. however, we see that russian foreign minister, sergey lavrov is telling media that president trump didn't necessarily raise this concern with vladimir putin in his phone call. so, lots of differing statements coming out from the trump administration on this. it shows that president trump isn't necessarily on the same page with republicans in his administration or on capitol hill on this issue. >> julia, the mueller report, as we know, found no conspiracy between elements of the trump campaign and russia. and yet president trump, as we saw, is still refusing to call out vladimir putin directly for russia's election interference. what do you think that says about the relationship between
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these two men? >> yeah. so, jeff, i think you hit the nail on the head on this one just a couple of minutes ago. i think the president, whenever he -- you know, whenever there is talk about russian interference in the election, he seems to take that personally. and he believes it calls into his election when in 2016 it kind of somehow makes it not -- somehow takes away the value of it, if you will. i think the president doesn't like to admit that russians meddled in the election. he seems to believe that doesn't take his election win true, if you will. so this is something that the president has continued to do over the past two years, you know, whether he's on stage with russian president vladimir putin, saying that he takes him at his word that he didn't meddle. however, i would say once again there's a big gulf between president trump and republicans on this issue. you've seen relationships and democrats on capitol hill call this a national security issue.
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his own intelligence community calls this a national security issue. however, the president seems to be taking more of a laid-back approach when talking to vladimir putin. and it shows that they -- i just don't understand, really, that dynamic there in their relationship, the trump administration has been quite tough on russia, on other policies, whether it has to do with ukraine or other issues, circling eastern european policy. however, on this issue of russian election meddling, president trump himself can't really talk about it with vladimir putin, it seems. >> julia manchester for us. thank you, julia. >> thank you. former vice president joe biden has a new nickname for president trump. politico biden called trump, quote, a clown. there's so many nicknames i'm inclined to give this guy. you can just start with clown, which was greeted with laughter by the crowd. biden later added he has no
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problem responding directly to trump's insults but does not plan on getting into a, quote, mud wrestling match. democrats are beginning to voice their opinions about former vice president's questioning of anita hill in the justice thomas' '91 confirmation hearings. when asked if biden would pay a political price for her role shook her head in the negative and waved a hand dismissively. however in an interview with politico, lightfoot said, quote, i don't think anita hill needs his apology but given account of your behavior with a lot of hindsight, i don't know that he's successfully done that yet. last week biden said he takes responsibility for the way hill was treated during the hearings. pete buttigieg and his husband visited jimmy carter's sunday school class yesterday.
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south bend, indiana, mayor was invited by carter to read from the bible on part of the lesson. the buttigieg es then had brunch at the carters' home. he said he was, quote, humble to meet with president carter, calling him a true public servant and america is blessed for his continuing leadership. speaking of mayor pete here is how the south bend mayor responded when he was asked how he would deal with political attacks. >> i have no short of batting practice when it comes to dealing with bullies. it's one of the reasons i'm not going to hesitate to get into the arena with some of the toughest and most morally challenged people we've seen in a long time in politics. what i realize is sometimes when somebody is lashing out, when they're hitting you like that,
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it's not because of you. it's because of them. and the strength that is required to see through that, see past that and get to a better place is very different than the strength -- or i should say the superficial toughness that's not strength associated with just becoming like the person who roughed you up. >> still ahead, everybody, the trump administration steps up its pressure on iran. details on what the white house says will send a clear message to tehran. before you do spring cleaning in your closet, a look at the impact just tossing out that old bag of clothes may have on the environment. bill karins has the forecast, including the potential for more severe weather this week. e potential for more severe weather this week.
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a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in the middle east. john bolton says the u.s. is deploying the uss abraham lincoln carrier group and unspecified bomber task force to send, quote, a clear and unmistakable message to tehran, adding, quote, it is fully prepared to respond to any attack with unrelenting force. bolton and secretary of state mike pompeo refused to say exactly what prompted the action, although pompeo says it's unrelated to the recent violence in gaza is and israel. it's not clear that this deployment is actually new. one month ago, the navy announced this exact carrier group was deployed to an unspecified location and last week it was doing exercises in the mediterranean. let's turn now to bill karins and get a check on your weather. >> good morning, sunshine. >> i don't think we can say sunshine. we haven't seen it in the last
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two weeks. >> it will be there today. give it a couple of hours. >> it was ugly. >> i know. one of my scariest weather-related lightning stories, i was in a grocery store, maybing one of those calls to run for the car or not. i decided not to. the lightning hit the light right above my car. >> no way. >> maybe 30 yards away. i was like good thing i didn't run for it. reason i'm telling you all of this, i want to show you what this lady capitaled from boyton beach, watch this. that's similar to what i experienced in florida. >> that hit her car or stop sign? >> hard to tell what it hit in the distance there. >> garbage can. >> whoa! >> nothing like florida lightning. >> you don't want to be outside during that. >> you see something like that and it's amazing anyone ever survives these things but people do. >> let's get into the forecast for today. severe weather threat once again, after all the bad weather
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was on the east coast we're returning to the middle of the country. about 5 million people at risk, kansas, oklahoma, north texas. it does include the wichita area, topeka, kansas city. we're mostly concerned with damaging wind and large hail. there was 20 tornadoes reported last night, by the way. after we get three days in a row of storms in the middle of the country, just like last week, the rainfall totals here, everywhere in the red is two inches, three inches in the pink, isolated totals up to 5 inches we'll see a potential for a lot of flash flooding. week ahead forecast this is for you, yasmin. sun returns in the east today. yeah. and as i told her in the northeast it was two hours saturday afternoon that was just gorgeous and then the southeast, sunny and warm. thunderstorms in south florida today. very stormy in the middle of the country. let's fast forward the middle of the week and all the trouble is here in the middle of the nation, heavy rain in the midwest. storms in the south texas and then, unfortunately, i think it's the fourth friday in a row.
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we're looking at more rain up and down the east coast. >> come on. >> i know. it's been four fridays in a row. >> thank you for ooh reminding us. we appreciate it. >> maybe it will be wrong. >> there will come a day, bill, where you're able to tell us the weather and it's just sun across the country and we look forward to that day. >> just a san diego forecast. >> across the country. has anybody in the studio seen "avengers" yet? >> no. that's a negative. >> no? >> work on that. >> somebody is watching "avengers." it continues to dominate the box office for the second week. final "avengers" installment for the second week ever racing past the $2 billion mark and unseating "titanic" as the second highest grossing film worldwide ever. "avatar" remains number one.
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president trump reverses course on bob mueller. last friday he said it would be up to the attorney general whether the special counsel testifies to congress. nowall. plus president trump's former fixer michael cohen reports to prison today. he'll begin serving his three year sentence for campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to congress. after a deadly weekend of violence, israel and militant forces in gaza have agreed to a cease-fire. 700 rockets were fired into israel from gaza prompting israel to retaliate with air strikes. good morning, everybody. it is monday, may 6th. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside jeff bennett. president trump has changed his mind yet again and decided he's opposed to special counsel bob
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mueller testifying before congress tweeting this yesterday. why would the democrats in congress now need bob mueller to testify? are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong no collusion conclusion. bob mueller should not testify. no reduce for the dems. later tweeting this, they have stolen with two years of my -- our -- our presidency. here's barr followed by the president. >> robert mueller remains a justice department employee as of this moment. will you permit him to testify publicly to congress? >> i have no objection to be bob mueller personally testifying. >> what about bob mueller? should he be able to testify? >> i already said publicly i have no objection. >> and don mcgahn >> mr. president, should mueller
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testify. >> i don't know. that's up to attorney general, who i think has done a fantastic job. so the house intelligence committee chair adam schiff reacted to the president's tweet writing this, today trump announced he is opposed to mueller testifying before congress, before the american people. he also opposes letting mcgann appear. the american people deserve the truth. >> the president's new position against special counsel mueller testifying puts him at odds with senior members of his own party. with republican leaders in the senate, house and on each chamber's judiciary committee saying they would not object if mueller wishes to testify. >> senator, do you want to hear directly from robert mueller? would you like to have a conversation with him? >> you know, the attorney general, i believe said today he certainly would have no objection to mueller coming to testify if he wanted to do that. that would be fine.
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>> do you believe that the special counsel robert mueller also should come to congress and testify on his report? >> i leave that up to mueller. if he wants to come i have no problem with him coming. i think more transparency is great. >> why not call for mueller to testify? >> because i'm not going to do any more. enough already. it's over. if there's any dispute about a conversation, then he'll come. >> do you want the special counsel to appear and explain exactly what he was objecting to here? >> we've already asked for the special counsel to come or we did that over a month ago because we believe, actually, he's the fact witness here. >> a supposed mon for doug collins tells the "new york times" he even after the president's comments support's mueller testifying but no word from the others just yet. yesterday democratic
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congressman said a tentative date of may 15th has been set for be bob mueller to testify. but then on sunday he said he misspoke. aiming to bring in mueller on the 15th. but no date has been set. now today's house democrats latest deadline for attorney general william barr to deliver a copy of the full mueller report and its underlying evidence. but the chairman of the judiciary committee jerrold nadler warning that barr could be soon held in contempt. now last week the justice department told nadler they would not comply with the subpoena to turn over the documents and democrats responded by suggesting to limit the scope of their request. they also asked the justice department to reconsider allowing all members of congress to view a less redacted version of his report. in a letter to barr nadler wrote, quote, the committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the department.
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but if the department persists in its base li refusal to come pi with a va valentine's dailily issued subpoena, the committee will seek legal recourse. barr has until 9:00 a.m. this morning to respond. danny, i'll start with you. let's talk about bill barr, what jeff was just taking us through this 9:00 a.m. deadline to produce this unredacted mueller report. not sure that will happen. but we're waiting for 9:00 to see what does happen. if congress proceeds with contempt proceedings, what does that look like for barr? >> it will be a challenge for congress to go for contempt, especially criminal contempt. when congress wants to hold somebody in criminal contempt they need the squuf branch, the doj to present that case to a grand jury and historically the
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executive branch in the last few decades has presented exactly zero of these to a grand jury when it involves potentially prosecuting members of the executive branch and that makes sense at least to the executive branch because they are the ones who refused to comply with the subpoena. congress does have this subpoena power. but because it's so dependent on the other branches to enforce it, it really ultimately is a paper tiger. >> daniel, what do you make of president trump's back and forth on all of this? one day he supports mueller testifying then he doesn't. >> kind of reminds me of when the mueller investigation was ongoing and president trump was, you know, going back and forth about whether he should testify himself to robert mueller or give that much anticipated in
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person interview which he never actually did. he said he was happy to talk to mueller and his lawyer said that would probably be a perjury trap and that trump couldn't be counted on to tell the truth. so it feels like, you know, president trump is kind of making -- this is going to last longer unless they just let mueller testify and there's very little to stop him from actually doing that. >> danny cevallos, there's obviously this strategy that the president is taking, that the white house is take which is stonewalling a lot of requests from congressional democrats for people to come and testify. that being bob mueller, the president coming out and saying he doesn't want bob mueller to testify. we heard about don mcgahn, the president doesn't want hip to testify as well. what can the white house do to keep these individuals from testifying? what authorities do they have to keep them from testifying, if
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any? >> they can assert executive privilege which has a checkered history when the white house asserts executive privilege. historically, they force people like harriet myers to come in. they can ignore the subpoena but forced to come in. however, as to officials who have left the employ of the executive branch who are in private practice or no longer within the government it becomes a little more difficult and ultimately if robert mueller or any executive branch official has left they, that individual executive branch former official can come in and choose to testify and it becomes much more difficult for the president or the executive branch to prevent that. >> do we have any idea, anybody, actually, do we have any idea if either bob mueller or don mcgahn have actually left and once again private citizens? does anybody know >> mcgann is gone. >> mueller, i believe, until the end of the month. dan littman may know.
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>> mueller is still a doj employee. we know don mcgahn is a private citizen because people send us spotted items of him around the jones day office. he went back to his old law firm. it's interesting. i was at the kentucky derby party, lots of trump people there, rnc folks. don mcgahn usually goes to that party but not this year because it would be awkward. >> daniel littman i heard from rank-and-file democrats who are concerned about this between the house judiciary committee and the doj. it's the powerlessness of democrats. they keep sending these sternly worded letters, but yet the doj rebuffs them. politically how are democrats supposed to handle the messaging around all of this? >> they don't want to be seen as kind of, you know, pursuing
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something the that is not clearly getting fruit. so if they just -- they will have to go to court for a lot of these things if they want the documents or talk to people or should move on to a more of a policy agenda-like, infrastructure or prescription drug prices instead of the constant subpoenas that don't go anywhere. >> thank you both for your time this morning. now to the ongoing tensions over u.s.-china trade talks which are escalating once again as president trump warns more tariffs on chinese goods are set to effect. the president revealed tariffs on $200 billion of goods will jump from 10% to 25% this friday. the move comes despite recent claims from both sides that talks were going well. the president also threateneded to impose 25% on another $235
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billion of chinese goods he says shortly. if he follows up with that athlete nearly all goods imported from china to the u.s. would face some sort of tariff. now given the president's wave of new threats sources tells cnbc china may back out of a final round of trade talks that are scheduled to take place in washington this week. markets in china plunged 5% on all of this. markets here in the u.s. are facing steep losses as well when trading begins later this morning. russian authorities say 41 people are dead after a plane made a fiery emergency landing at an airport in moscow. the flight returned about half an hour after takeoff after the crew reported an unspecified malfunction and made a hard landing. footage is showing the burning plane barreling down the runway before coming to a halt. passengers are seen jumping into an inflatable slide. u.s. state department says it's aware of reports of the death of
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one u.s. citizen but did not elaborate on that. still ahead north korea is claiming to have tested multiple rocket launches over the weekend. we'll go live to seoul for the latest. a cease-fire has gone into effect between israel and gaza militants. those stories and a check of the weather when we come right back.
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there's no more testing. and one of the things importantly that chairman kim promised me last night is regardless he's not going to do testing of rockets and nuclear, not going to do testing. so, you know, i trust him. and i take him at his word. >> welcome back. that was president trump less than two and a half months ago revealing a promise trump says kim made to him during the failed hanoi summit. now, however, amid what appears to be stalled denuclearization talks with the u.s. north korea
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says it conducted several new tests on saturday. south korea's military has confirmed north korean state media claims that kim jong-un oversaw the drills and that they included quote new tactical guidance weapons which could be short range blick missiles and rocket launches. they landed in the sea of japan a commonplace for north korean missile tests to end up. trump echoed his hanoi remarks on saturday saying anything in this very interesting world is possible but i believe that kim jong-un fully realizes the great economic potential of north korea and will do nothing to interfere with it. joining us now our reporter in seoul. let's talk about these latest rounds of tests. what does this mean for possible
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talks again between the united states and north korea? >> reporter: well, u.s. analysts are looking at the possibility that this was a new type of short range balanlistic missile. when north korea revealed photos of the launch and kim jong-un overseeing it, the reports hailed the success of the technical aspect of the launch but didn't mention the u.s. or south korea. while this test could potentially violate the united nations resolutions, the ones under sanctions it falls short of that moratorium that kim announced in 2017 saying he would no longer test longer range missiles, the kind that threaten the united states. however, shorter range missiles like the one tested as well they tested a tactical weapon last month, this is all posing a big concern for south korea and japan as well as the thousands
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of u.s. military personnel who are based in the region. president trump, however, to this point doesn't seem bothered by it. we know about the tweet over the weekend saying he knows kim is with him and this was echoed in a way by secretary of state mike pompeo when he was on the sun talk shows he was suggesting that it didn't violate the agreement they on long range missiles. this is suggests over the long run the trump administration will remain focused solely on disarmament with north korea and may choose to look the other way if it tests anything other than an icbm. >> thank you. let's go over to israel from the israeli defense forces and palestinian media confirm a brokered cease-fire is in effect after days of intense fighting in the gaza region. it all started on friday when according to israeli military a palestinian sniper fired at
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israeli soldiers wounding two people. things quickly escalated from there and nearly 700 rockets were fired into israel by hamas, the militants in gaza prompting israel to retaliate with air strikes. the palestinian health ministry reports 23 palestinians cluing two pregnant women, two infant s -- it broke a month long lull. also ahead the muslim holy month of ramadan begins today. president trump has reacted on twitter once again israel face as barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups, hamas and islamic jihad. we support israel 100% in defense of its citizens.
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these terrorist acts against israel will bring nothing but violence. let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist cairns karbill ka more rain right? >> good morning. apologies to nobody in the northeast for what was a miserable sunday. the sun will be come out and nystatin northeast. during the week we've been having a lot of storms and severe weather and flooding in the middle of the country. towards the weekend it heads towards the east coast and we'll do it again this week. 5 million people at risk for severe storms today. kansas will be dealing with large hail, damaging winds. we'll have a chance of additional tornadoes throughout the night. as far as the severe weather goes as far as the tornado threat will go, mostly areas of western portions of oklahoma would be the spot. by the time the storm makes its way to kansas city and central
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missouri we'll be looking better. not as many problems in those areas too. so, guys, when we come back later we'll talk about the extended forecast. we'll try to express apologies early for what's going to happen towards next weekend on the east coast. i know. >> we should brace ourselves. >> we're stuck in a rut right now. >> we're in a rut. is that what we're calling it? >> i would say record skipping. >> just a rut. >> still ahead a controversial weekend at the kentucky derby. for the first time in the history of the race the initial winner was disqualified for interference. we'll explain what happened coming up next. p next
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century as maximum security owner mulls an appeal. he's saying he's unsure whether to enter the horse in the preakness. when you're not going for the triple crown it doesn't make sense to wheel the house back. president trump tweeted blaming political correctness for disqualification. "morning joe" will have more. coming up, everybody, the president's former fixer michael cohen heads to prison today. we have detail what he can expect when he gets there. >> with former vice president joe biden officially in the 2020 race a controversial moment from his past is back in the headlines. we'll explain that ahead. adhelines. we'll explain that ahead
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welcome back, everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside jeff bennett. it's the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. president trump's former fixer michael cohen is scheduled to report to prison today. cohen is due to report to the federal institution near otisville, new york where he starts his three year sentence. a former case manager at the prison says cohen could be a target of bullying, harassment or worse for his cooperation with robert mueller's investigation and other probes. and that could make him a candidate for the prison's protective housing unit. trump himself has branded cohen a rat.
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that former case manager also said if you factor in the prison's design, secluded two lane road without much fencing or security, cohen find himself harassed by paparazzi. >> trump administration is defending its efforts to fight russian election meddling following his call with vladimir putin. trump revealed friday he spoke with the russian president for the first time since robert mueller ears report was released. but the subject of moscow's interference was not discussed. following the president's -- e p- >> we discussed -- sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse. but he knew that because he knew there was no collusion whatsoev whatsoever. that's pretty much what it was. r that's pretty much what it was
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>> excuse me, i'm talking. i'm answering this question. you are very rude. so we had a good conversation about many different things. okay. conversation about many different things. okay we didn't discuss it. following the president's comments secretary of state mike pompeo was grilled yesterday about the president's failure to bring up russia's interfering with this country's elections during his conversation with putin. >> why doesn't the president get tough with putin about what everyone seems to agree is clear, meddling in 2016 and the threat of meddling in 2020? >> chris, this administration has been tougher on russia than any of its predecessor administration. i can go through the list but there's not time. largest defense build up. the list is long, chris. so for to you suggest that somehow we haven't taken election interference seriously, we do. >> i guess what i'm asking and i
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take your point in the terms of specific policies the u.s. -- >> chris, i don't get your point. i'm confused. the administration has been tougher on russia than any of its predecessor yet you continue to be fixated on something robert mueller wrote down. i struggle with that. >> i'm not fixated on robert mueller i'm fixated on the president's conversation with vladimir putin and in a conversation he doesn't mention about meddling in 2020. >> during his phone call with vladimir putin, president trump said he discussed the ongoing political crisis in venezuela with the russian president. >> i had a very good talk with president putin over an hour and we talked about many things. venezuela was one of the topics. he's not looking at all to get involved in venezuela other than he would like to see something positive happen for venezuela. and i feel the same way. we want to get some humanitarian
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aid. >> just two days after president trump's claim that russia is not looking to get involved in venezuela, the four ministers of those two countries they came together. in fact, it should be noted russia is economically invested in venezuela and has been throwing its support behind embattled president nicolas maduro. secretary of state mike pompeo was forced once again to try to clean up the president's remarks and his knowledge of the situation in venezuela. >> does the president not realize what you have said publicly and what is obvious that putin is deeply involved in venezuela? what does he mean when he's saying he's not looking to get involved? >> i didn't see the full context of the quote there. >> president trump announced he'll nominate former obama administration official mark march gown to handle immigration and customs enforcement. morgan who has agreed on some of
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trump's border security he served in the last three months in the obama administration after he was asked to resign days after trump took office. in recent interviews with fox news, morgan has backed some of trump's more aggressive policies on the border, including suggesting sending migrants across the border to sanctuary cities that are defying a crackdown by i.c.e.. joining us again from washington is politico daniel littman co-author of the politico playbook. daniel, how did this new i.c.e. official get on the president's radar? >> well, you just mentioned that he's been on fox a lot. and so that could be part of a concerted campaign by mr. morgan to get on the president's radar
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screen so that company be considered for this post since everyone has known for a few weeks that this was open and what's interest is he's a former obama administration official. usually those people are persona non grata because they are seen as not loyal. clearly if you take the side of president trump in terms of advocating for a wall and some of the more controversial policies then that helps your case. >> let's talk about the phone call between the president and russia's president putin. the president says putin doesn't want to get involved while we know he's very much involved in venezuela. he's certainly pulling the string and telling maduro what to do or not to do.
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what type of reaction is this phone call getting domestically and internationally? >> it's been seen as helsinki 2.0 in that trump did not stick to any talking points that he was given to talk about how to, you know, how the russians should not interfere in our elections. this is something they are already doing a little bit in terms of bots on twitter and kind of stirring the pot. so, you know, trump seems to want to continue his friendship with putin. much to many obama administration and even trump administration officials dismay. i think it's interesting the trump administration actually has gone hard against russia in terms of policies and i was talking to michael mcfaul the former u.s. ambassador to russia
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he said it's been great to see what they've done on policy but the only person who is against them is president trump himself and so he is very reluctant to go along with sanctions even as russia's behavior on the world stage has really gotten worse every single year. now they are interfering in our hemisphere. >> thanks so much for your time this morning. vermont senator bernie sanders is calling for radical changes to america's farming economy that would transfer it away from big businesses to family farms. >> while corporate profits are soaring in agri business where merger after merger gives more power to international conglomerates, farmers in my
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state are being driven off the land every single year because the prices they receive will not keep those families intact. >> during a 50-minute speech in iowa sanders introduced his plan to rejuvenate rural america calling for investments. his policies call for redistributing federal farm subsidies to target small and medium size farms and re-establishment of a green reserve program. and as the 2020 primary race heats up democrats are beginning to voice their opinions about former vice president joe biden's questioning of anita hill during justice clarence thomas' 1991 confirmation hearings. the "new york times" report house speaker nancy pelosi when asked if biden would pay a political price for his role she shook her head negatively. chicago mayor-elect in an interview with politico said
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biden needs to atone for his treatment of hill. she said i don't think anita hill needs his apology but given your account of your behavior i don't know that he's done that. ed by -- markets around the world are facing sharp losses and president trump ratchets up tensions in his ongoing trade war with china. we'll see whether negotiations are set to fall apart. >> bill karins will have details on the forecast including potential for more severe weather this week. e weather this week.
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no surprise. during may we get two or three big tornado outbreaks. we could be dealing with one on wednesday. this is the wednesday map. 32 million people at risk. over big population centers. oklahoma city, dallas-ft. worth, waco area. we'll wait and see how this develops. the other issue is that this is the same region that got nailed last week with numerous rounds of rain and on top of that we have record flooding out of mississippi. many rivers are still above flood stage and another two to three inches maybe five inches of rain in those same areas. flooding will continue. let's go into our week ahead. as we go through today the sun finally returns in the northeast along with it some warmer temperatures. boston still a struggle but areas like new york and hartford and northern new england 60s and 70s. no problems in the southeast. few storms today we'll deal with. couple in oklahoma. another round this afternoon, this evening. no problems in the southwest or
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on the west coast. let's fast forward. the map for wednesday it's very active. and heavy rain up through iowa and also through milwaukee and back up towards green bay. and then in the rockies is another storm. so the pattern in the last couple of weeks have been stormy in the middle of the country and then i want heads to the east coast towards friday. here we go. another friday with wet weather up and down the eastern seaboard. four fridays in a row with travel issues from atlanta back up to the northeast. some cooler temperatures back behind that. the big headline is as far as life threatening weather will go, guys, that's on wednesday and friday. >> mike barnicle has been very tuned into this entire weather forecast, the entire time. >> he loves gloomy weather. >> it's ruined every weekend this year so far.
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>> there were two hours of fantastic weather. >> your two hours not mine. >> i've never seen mike barnicle tuned into anything than that weather forecast. >> asian markets tumbled after trump pressured beijing on trade as a final round of new yorkers were set to continue this week in washington. now markets in the u.s. look like they are poised for a hit as well. >> cnbc joins us live. bill, going. what more you can tell us? >> reporter: the president tweeted he might be prepared to increase tariff levels on around $200 billion worth of imports. that's a move his administration postponed a few months ago to give room for trade talks to work. he indicated that the other $300 billion ever chinese imports that have not face tariffs could face them in the future if the
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chinese do not concede to u.s. demand in these talks this week. the market response has been pretty immediate. if you look at the asian markets the shanghai composite has fallen more than 5.5%. shenzhen composite down 7%. very tech heavy index there in china. in terms of europe we've seen the markets go down 2% across the board. looking ahead to the u.s. looks like a very dismal start to the today for the dow jones, s&p 500 and nasdaq. >> what would have to happen to get these negotiations back on track? >> reporter: it's not the first time the president has but the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to these talks. the challenge is monitoring and then soothing the ruffled feathers in beijing. one of my colleagues from cnbc reporting that they actually stopped these tweets from president trump from being visible across social media and
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chinese state media have not commented on any of this until the last few hours. an official said officials will travel to d.c. and not directly answer one question whether the vice premier would also be attending. >> thank you so much for your time this morning. still ahead the trump administration steps up its pressure on iran. details on what the white house says will send clear message to teheran. >> one nature announces their upcoming retirement. details on who is stepping down and what it could mean for the balance of power on capitol hill. nce of power on capitol hill little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain.
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welcome back. the trump administration says it is sending a carrier strike group to the central command region in the middle east. john bolton says it is deploying the carrier group to send a clear and unmyself takable message to tehran, adding that it is fully prepared to respond to any attack with unroo lenting force. pompeo says the move is unrelated to the recent action in gaza. one month ago the navy announced
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this exact care why arier group departed on a regularly scheduled deployment and last week was doing exercises in the mediterranean. >> republican senator mike enzi says this year will be his last, opening his senate seat in over a decade. enzi's departure is also shifting attention to a possible senate run by congresswoman liz cheney. she attempted to unseat enzi in 014. "the washington post" reports that some republicans are encouraging cheney to stay in the house, pushing her to pursue
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the speakership should republicans retake the marriage. >> coming up, jonathan swan has a look at this morning's "1 big thing." more on president trump's weekend tweeting about bob mueller. >> and that's be unfolding as a growing number of lawmakers including republicans say they want robert mueller up on capitol hill. democratic house intel committee member jim himes will weigh in on that when he joins the conversation. "morning joe" is just moments away opinion "morning joe" is just moments away opinion of active psor iatic arthritis. itop further iatic arthritis. joint damage. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur. tell your doctor about an infection or symptoms, away opinion
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welcome back. joining us from washington with a look at axios am, jonathan swan. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> talk to us about axios' "1 big thing" today. >> when looking at the markets and china with the president threatening this new phase in
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the trade war, i've been doing some reporting behind the scenes, trying to understand how he's thinking about this. the spin from u.s. officials, which i actually tend to believe, even though i just used the word spin is that the president is feeling self-assure after the strong jobs numbers. he is now threatening extra tariffs, bumping up from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. what i'm told is that the chinese have been altering some of their demands, trying to change things that the u.s. side believed they'd already agreed to, which is not unusual in the final stages of trade negotiations, it's a tactic the chinese have used before and a tactic that the president likes to use himself, which is a bit of an irony. >> what do you think of the
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change in approach of administration towards iran? >> it's not a change of approach at all. it's a continuation of what they've been doing all along, which section treem pressure on the economic side and the most hawkish, militaristic language we've heard from an administration in recent memory. the reading between the loons, we're seeing report from the a.p. that the u.s. intelligence community has been picking up or iranian proxy forces to be preparing to attack u.s. forces. given again, i don't know the detail in a but this is just sending a warning shot across the bow to iran. on wednesday it's going to be the one-year anniversary of the president withdrawing from the iran nuclear deal. you'll told by two senior officials that the trump administration is going to impos
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new sanctions probably on wednesday for the anniversary but new sanctions on iran target etting a new ra no and what you're calling their month-raising mirage. explain that. >> david bossy, president trump's deputy cam pan manager, very close with the president, he's organization do you know how much of that money they spent supporting candidates? 3%. more money then they spent on candidates went to organizations that bossy runs, including his salary. money spent on book, including bossy's old book. it's quite spending who were you
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that does it for us on this monday morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian. along against starts right now. >> yesterday plus plus -- he actually sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse. >> i got to say i don't know if that metaphor is more confusing in russian or in trump's english. also ksh we just hear that first part given? >> he actually sort of smiled. >> he smiled through the phone? >> that's a good question. >> he's making it up as he goes along. come on! >> good morning.
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it is monday, may 6th. with us woo vont set here in new york mike barnicle. national security columnist "the dad of expertise." >> so here's the deal. you have a background, an equestrian background. >> i do. >> were you watching the derby? >> oh, my gosh. steve is quite the rider. five foot jumps. >> so my dad is from kentucky. this was like the big day of the year. he'd always wake us up at like 5 in the morning. first saturday in may, derby day! like it was the day. so it always kind of special. and we were crowded around watching it and

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