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not like the $1 tip i had on there -- >> what about all of those amazon drones that are going to be flying around dropping packages? it feels like there's going to be a lot going on in the skies. >> yes. sounds like problems. "early start" continues right now with the latest on the u.s. pulling out of the iran nuclear deal. breaking news this morning. the secretary of state back in pyongyang. and three american detainees are expected to leave with him. we are live in seoul. this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. >> the u.s. is out of the iran nuclear deal. the question, what's next to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon? where's the plan b? and a cnn exclusive. the special counsel is talking to a russian oligarch about
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hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to the president's personal attorney. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. exactly 5:00 a.m. in east, 6:00 p.m. on the korean peninsula. 1:30 p.m. in tehran. we'll have live reports in a few minutes. let's start with the breaking news. mike pompeo in north korea this hour. according to south korean government officials, the secretary of state is expected to return home with three american detainees. i want to bring in cnn's paula hancocks. she is live. she is in seoul for us where the hopes are high certainly here that these three men will come home. any indication that it is official yet? >> reporter: no indication at this point, no. we have had a pool report from journalists traveling with the secretary of state. they said that he had an hour-long meeting this morning with the north korean former spy
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chief cho. it was behind closed doors they discussed the agenda for the summit between kim jong-un and u.s. president donald trump. then they discussed the schedule with pompeo for the rest of the day. there were no details released. it's 6:00 p.m., as you say, here on the korean peninsula. we also know that they had lunch together, and the pool was allowed in to see that. it was an amicable situation. both sides complimenting the other side. the north koreans saying they haven't decided to open up and denuclearize because of sanctions as the u.s. president has claimed. they have done it because they want to focus on their economy. also just yesterday, there was another surprise visit by the north korean leader kim jong-un to china. he flew over there and visited xi jinping, the president. clearly xi jinping wanting to show once again that he is the main ally of north korea, that he is in the center of all this flurry of diplomatic activity. what we don't know at this point is how kim jong-un is likely to react to the fact that the u.s. president has pulled out of that
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nuclear iran deal. critics here and around the world have said if he doesn't necessarily know what the next u.s. president will do, will he agree a deal with this u.s. president? >> fascinating. paula hancocks in seoul. thank you. major international news elsewhere as president trump ignores pleas from key european allies announcing the u.s. is quitting the iran nuclear deal. >> it is clear to me that we can not prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. the iran deal is defective at its core. if we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. >> the president plans to impose new sanctions on the iranian regime and says any country that helps iran obtain nuclear weapons would also be strongly sanctioned. reaction to the move as you would imagine swift both at home
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and abroad. let's bring in cnn's fred pleitgen live with that reaction from tehran. good morning. >> reporter: dave, good morning. very swift here in iran. in fact, earlier today, iranian lawmakers, hard-line lawmakers, burned an american flag and a copy of the nuclear agreement inside parliament while chanting "death to america." they believe it's the u.s. that's isolating itself and that had shown that it cannot be trusted either by iran or by anyone else. now, the moderate president here in this country, rouhani, took a more moderate tone. he came out shortly after president trump spoke last night. he said that he believes that it might be possible to salvage the iran nuclear agreement but without the united states. the iranians are saying they're going to look at what the european countries which as you said have been alienated by president trump because they want to preserve this deal, what those countries are going to do. all of this, though, dave, is easier said than done.
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there's a lot of pressure from the u.s. on european companies especially on germany and france and european countries to not do any business with iran. that's going to be quite problematic. the iranians have said that if the deal completely falls apart, they can ramp up their nuclear program again very quickly and to a higher level than it was before. they also say they have no intention of building a bomb. >> fred pleitgen live for us in tehran. thanks. president trump's decision to pull out of the iran deal drew strong negative reaction from democrats and some republicans. even some lawmakers who voted against the deal are saying that withdrawing is not the answer. >> this is a little like replace and repeal. they had these words, they used them in the campaign, and they don't have a real plan here . >> i don't think it's a wise move. oftentimes when you get into office you realize that may have
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worked in a campaign or that was a good line or whatnot, but you realize it's not good for the country at this point given where we are with negotiations now especially with north korea. our allies and adversaries need to know that we are reliable. >> there was support for the president's decision. florida senator marco rubio arguing that iran has used sanctions relief from the deal to build up its missile program and boost its support for hezbollah and syria's assad regime. former president obama weighing in with a pointed statement calling the move misguided. >> he said, "in a democracy there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one administration to the next. consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding america's credibility and puts us at odds with the world's major powers." president trump has pulled out of the iran deal, the paris climate accord, and the transpacific partnership. three international agreements of the obama era. >> and the key being no idea what's next in any of the situations. special counsel robert
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mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch close to vladimir putin about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to michael cohen. a source telling cnn the u.s. affiliate of the oligarch's company made the large payments to president trump's personal attorney in the months after the election. now a startling allegation from stormy daniels' attorney that these payments funded the hush money to daniels. cnn has more from washington. >> reporter: mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch named viktor vikselberg about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments made to president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, in 2017. the payments went from vikselberg's u.s.-linked company called columbus nova to cohen. columbus nova is run by vikselberg's american cousin. and documents that were released by stormy daniels' attorney,
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michael avenatti, alleged that half a million dollars was paid to cohen beginning in january, 2017. last month the trump administration put vikselberg on a list of sanctioned russians for election interference. what's not clear is the purpose of the payments that were made to cohen or the nature of the business relationship between cohen and vikselberg, and the fact that investigators are scrutinizing this is significant because it essentially shows that a company created by michael cohen to pay hush money to stormy daniels was also receiving money, that same llc was also receiving money, from a u.s. company in new york city that is linked to a russian oligarch. >> shimon, thanks for that reporting. no comment yet from cohen or vikselberg. we have this statement from columbus nova's general counsel -- i can confirm that the company is 100% owned and controlled by americans.
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it's getting very hard to separate. even if they don't cross, it's getting very hard to separate in people's minds the stormy daniels aspect of this with the russia investigation aspect of this. they both center so much on michael cohen, the president's lawyer, at this point. >> let's switch if we can to the iran deal. the president pulling out yesterday predictably and pleasing his supporters. a campaign promise, another one checked. probably angering our european allies as well as those in tehran. and the president has shown that he nixes deals. does he fix them? that remains the question. tpp, paris climate, the iran deal, let alone the individual mandate in obamacare. how does he fix deals, in particular this one? what's next? >> i don't know what's next. they don't know what's next, and that's totally clear right now. there is no plan b iran deal. you see, you know, you mentioned
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paris climate deal. the u.s. is now one of the only countries if not the only country not a part of that deal. you mentioned tpp, the countries of tpp have gone around the u.s. essentially. iran, rouhani and who knows if this is possible because it would require european allies essentially to cross the u.s. to stay in the iran deal without the u.s. so this argument of isolating the u.s., that company is isolating the u.s. by pulling out of the deals, there's a lot to back that up. >> now you have the eu and china and these other countries talking with one voice about what the u.s. is doing, and the u.s. is there alone. the "wall street journal" in a pretty fascinating editorial said that this is actually -- obama made this easier for trump to pull out because obama did not get a coalition -- >> to make it a treaty. >> this was -- this could have been done with more support in the u.s. to make it more binding. the "washington post" says this moves us, the trump decision moves us closer to war. this is what they say -- "the nuclear deal struck with iran three years ago was far from perfect. president trump's decision to
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abrogate it over the opposition of our european allies and without a clear strategy for replacing it is reckless, self-defeating. the president has frequently said that he has no wish for further mideast wars. his decision has made one more likely." what's the next move here? >> you know, it's -- it's interesting, and that's one of the things you saw the french president wanted was for the iran deal to be renegotiated while this stayed in place. while the old one stayed in place. yahoo! ur in a world where the -- you're in a world where the u.s. is pulling out. kind of what's going to happen next. the cliffhanger aspect of this. and trump views everything with this element of drama. i don't think anybody knows exactly what happens next. >> yeah. >> domestically, big night politically speaking. primaries in a couple of states. we focus in particular on three big ones in west virginia, don blanken sha eenship finishes a third, patrick morrissey, a.g., the winner who will take on joe
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mnuchin in indiana. mime braun, somewhat trumpian in that he's a businessman, outsider. and in ohio, jim renacci wins there. let's focus on what happened in west virginia where this ex-con, blankenship, a fascinating figure who said he was trumpier than trump was knocked out by trump because a tweet he sent out really was the decisive blow. what does last night mean for the president? >> it's a huge deal for republicans generally. you know, we talked about the difficulty of obama to get something, to get a treaty passed. the only reason trump is able to do anything in congress right now is because to the extent that he can is because he has that senate majority. so the loss of blankenship last night makes it very possible that they can knock off joe mnuchin in west virginia. it makes the map so much more appealing to republicans going into these november elections.
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it was a huge deal. >> yeah. and blankenship had called mitch mcconnell "cocaine mitch." a trumpian nicknaming. then this from the folks on team mitch -- "thanks for playing," a takeoff of a "narcos." >> the netflix poster. >> and they responded saying, "low blow, mitch." kind of funny. trolling. >> thank you, zach. >> who knew mitch mcconnell was so funny? >> who knew? mitch playing hardball. see you in a bit. ahead, a canadian pitcher making some major league history in his home country. we have the details.
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13 years into his nba career, rockets' star chris paul finally going to the conference finals. >> more in this morning's "bleacher report." >> can you imagine how that feels for him, right? huge opportunity. >> he's paid his dues. >> his teammate said chris paul had that look in his eyes. on a night when james hard inwas battling an illness, he said get out of the way, i'm putting you on my back. twha that's what he did. the future hall of famer put up 31 points on the jazz, post-season career high. he office fire in the fourth quarter draining clutch shot after clutch shot. he was determined to reach his first-ever conference finals after 86 playoff games. that's incredible. the most in nba history without a conference finals appearance. now he's finally one step from his first nba finals. >> whatever it took to win, we kept talking about it. all of us.
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we started off the game kind of slow and just tried to do whatever it took to win the game. you know, closeout game, we can't be tired if it's 40, 42 minutes, guys got to suck it up. >> the rockets face the defending champion warriors, golden state advancing to its fourth-straight western conference finals after eliminating the pelicans last night. this was not even close. the warriors led wire to wire. the leads as large as 26 points, their 15th straight home playoff win. incredible. tying the record set by michael jordan's chicago bulls in 1991. warriors-rockets game one monday in houston. and to baseball now. history made in toronto last night. canadian-born james paxton. he threw a no-hitter for the mariners against the blue jays. they call him the big maple. that's his nickname. a big tattoo on his arm. the first canadian to toss a no-no in his native lands thanks to great defense from his teammates. this was the third no-hitter this season.
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each of them in different countries. remember, the dodgers had one friday night in monterey, mexico. and the two hottest teams in baseball, dave briggs, yankees and red sox, squaring off in the bronx last night. doesn't seem like anyone can stop the yankees now, does it? giancarlo stanton got it going early with two home runs in his first two at-bats. judge hitting a sim for the go ahead -- a single for the go ahead run. that would be all the yankees need, they win 3-2. new york has won 16 of the last 17 games in baseball's oldest rivalry, headed abroad. the yanks and sox will play two games in london next year. the first time games will be played in europe. >> baseball's in a good plagues when those two teams are at their best and they are at the game's best. >> isn't it fun to see stanton finally get it together? because he was struggling in the beginning. now, man, when he hits -- >> will john berman take the day off? that's the question. >> john berman took a tough one last night. his red sox are going to be okay. still tied atop the division.
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thanks. ahead, north korea on the verge of freeing three americans. the secretary of state is in pyongyang. could the decision to pull out of the iran nuclear deal slow efforts with north korea?
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this was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. >> the u.s. is out of the landmark nuclear deal with iran. moment ago iran's supreme leader calling the president's speech silly and superficial. what's the next step to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon? and breaking news this morning. the secretary of state is back in pyongyang. and three american detainees are expected to leave with him. we're live in seoul.
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and a cnn exclusive. the special counsel robert mueller talking to a russian oligarch about hundreds. thousands of dollars paid to the president's personal attorney. we unpack that. welcome back to -- try to unpack that. >> do try being the key word. >> it is such a fascinating development. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. may 9th. one year ago today, james comey was fired. >> are you kidding me? >> changing political history. >> wow. on this day in history? >> yes, this day in history. 5:31 eastern time. we start with president trump ignoring plea was key european allies, announcing the u.s. is quitting the iran nuclear deal. >> it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. the iran deal is defective at its core. if we do nothing, we know
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exactly what will happen. >> the president plans to oppose new sanction on the iranian regime and says any country that helps iran obtain nuclear weapons would also be, quote, strongly sanctioned. reaction was swift at home and abroad. fred pleitgen is live in tehran. moments ago iran's parliament said it will vote on a motion calling for proportional and reciprocal action. we're also hearing from the supreme leader. what's the latest? >> reporter: yeah. almost a tsunami of reaction coming here from iran. both from moderates and hard-liners, as well. the supreme leader did make fiery comments against president trump literally just a couple of minutes ago, calling his speech silly and saying that u.s. was unreliable. it was interesting. rouhani did give -- ripping into trump and accusing president trump of lying several times in his remarks about the joint
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comprehensive reaction around the nuclear agreement. the iranian parliament, they just discussed the motion to take action. earlier today they also burned an american flag there and a version of the nuclear agreement. iran's president hassan rouhani, a moderate, also made more moderate remarks right after president trump gave his speech last night. he said that he hopes that the deal can somehow be preserved but in a smaller version, including the countries that signed it, except the united states. key to that is the european countries. they were alienated by the united states. they say they want to preserve the deal. iranians say we'll give it time, we'll see if the europeans are going to follow through on that. then we'll decide whether or not we want to stay in the agreement. of course, it's difficult for european countries and for european companies, as well. there is so much pressure from the u.s. not to deal with iran. otherwise, there might be big consequences for them. the iranians have said if the
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deal does completely fall apart, they are capable and willing to reamp up their nuclear program. they say they can do that quickly. they also say that they have no intention of building a nuclear bomb. >> so many questions. can this deal be sustained without the united states? we shall see. fred pleitgen live in tehran this morning. thanks. mike pompeo in north korea this hour. according to south korean government officials, the secretary of state is expected to return home with three american detainees. i want to get right to seoul and paula hancocks. certainly these families have been hoping for more than a week now after the president said that this was close. how close are we? >> reporter: we simply don't know at this point. what we do know is from a pool report from reporters with in pyongyang, they say that he had an hour-long meeting this morning with the former spy chief who's been very much involved in the diplomacy
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recently. it was behind closed doors. they said they talked about the schedule and the agenda for the summit between kim jong-un and donald trump. they also talked about pompeo's schedule for the rest of the day. there were no details on that. it's now 6:34 in the evening here in -- on the korean peninsula. it's not clear what's happened over this afternoon. what we know is they also had lunch. there was a very amicable atmosphere between the u.s. secretary of state and cho, vice chairman of the workers party. but king young-cho said it's not sanctions that convinced north korea to denuclearize and have the summit with the u.s. president. it is because they decided to change their policy toward economics. we saw yesterday that kim jong-un had another very surprising visit to china to meet with president xi jinping twice in two months, really unprecedented. it shows that xi jinping is trying to make sure that he is front and center when it comes
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to this flurry of diplomatic guidance to kim jong-un. it's not known at this point how kim jong-un will respond to the fact that the u.s. has pulled out of the iran nuclear deal. there's been no official reaction here. there's certainly an assumption from many experts that it could be even more difficult to try to strike a deal with north korea if kim jong-un doesn't know that any deal he strikes with the u.s. president could be or could not be respected by a following u.s. president. it's thrown things up in the air as to whether or not it now makes it more difficult to convince kim jong-un to denuclearize. >> certainly 6:36 p.m. there where you are. let us know if you get developments on those three americans being held. thank you. special counsel robert mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch close to vladimir putin about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to michael cohen.
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the source telling cnn the u.s. affiliate of the oligarch's company made the large payments to president trump's personal attorney in the months after the election. now a startling allegation from stormy daniels' attorney that these payments funded the hush money to daniels. we have all of this from washington. >> reporter: mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch named viktor vikselberg about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments made to president trump's personal attorney michael cohen in 20012017. the payments went from vikselberg's u.s.-linked company call would columbus nova to cohen. columbus nova is run by vikselberg's american cousin. and documents that were released by stormy daniels' attorney, michael avenatti, alleged that
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half a million dollars was paid to cohen beginning in january, 2017. last month the trump administration put vikselberg on a list of sanctioned russians for election interference. what's not clear is the purpose of the payments that were made to cohen or the nature of the business relationship between cohen and vikselberg, and the fact that investigators are scrutinizing this is significant because it essentially shows that a company created by michael cohen to pay hush money to stormy daniels was also receiving money, that same llc was also receiving money, from a u.s. company in new york city that is linked to a russian oligarch. >> shimon, thanks for that reporting. no comment yet from cohen or vikselberg. we have this statement from columbus nova's general counsel -- i can confirm that the company is 100% owned and controlled by americans. any suggestion that at any point in time viktor vikselberg or any of his companies owned or exercised any control over
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5:43 eastern time. the special counsel questioning a russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to president trump's personal attorney michael cohen just days -- months after, excuse me, the election. our sources say the money came from the u.s. affiliate of the oligarch's company. christine romans is taking notes furiously as we try to figure out the flowchart of all of this. >> this post -- >> let's discuss the flowchart with zach wolf, cnn politics digital director. we hope you can follow this "washington post" flowchart. it's difficult -- especially at 5:44 eastern time. how big a problem could this be for the president? how central is michael cohen to both investigations?
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>> it doesn't sound good for the president. i think maybe the larger problem is that it's hard to follow the flowchart, and people are confused about, you know, where does the stormy daniels investigation in new york end and the russia investigation begin. it's hard to keep the threads separate. that could be a larger issue. >> and one wonders at what point is the stormy daniels/michael cohen, what is the nexus here between -- >> do the streams cross? ghostbusters. >> there you go. at what point is there a nexus there. this is -- the president fulfilling a campaign promise, no question. dave calls him the nixer, not the fixer. >> that's right. >> what's the next move then? in france, the french president who wanted the united states to stay in the deal and work out some tweaks and fixes for what parties thought wasn't working out. we're out of it completely. >> yeah. cnn reported yesterday there is essentially no plan b here. that kind of leaves us with whatever happens happens, and that kind of seems to be trump's
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attitude that this was a bad deal, he doesn't like -- didn't like president obama. he wants to undo the obama legacy at all costs. so if it's obamacare, if it's the iran deal, he's going to pull out of stuff. he's going to try and wreck it. and they never seem to know who comes next. they're not -- it doesn't seem like they're planning for that. so -- you know, fasten your safety belts, i guess. we'll have to see what happens. >> speaking of safety belts, a gem of an analogy from the "usa today" writing about pulling out of the iran deal. let's put that up on the screen for folks. imagine if average americans conducted their personal lives as capriciously as the president conducts foreign policy. as if you bought a car, decided after the fact that you didn't like the color or the gas mileage, tore up the sales agreement, and walked away from the remaining payments. would anyone trust selling you another vehicle? trump has a lot of cars yet to buy, not the least of which is a new nuclear deal with north
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korea. bravo, "usa today" editorial board. to the point that he is a deal breaker, not a dealmaker, what are the implications of that? >> i think the other thing to look at is he says he's a man of his word. i'm a man of my word is what he said yesterday. but the u.s. had entered into these agreements, and he's essentially making any sort of, you know, continuity between administrations impossible. so it's -- it would be impossible in the future for countries to say, oh, well, trump entered into an agreement, what's the next president going to do? without that kind of continuity, it sort of makes the u.s. a less viable world player, i think. >> let's talk about those primaries last night and what they tell us about, you know, i would say the mainstream, traditional republicans and the trumpism that people were looking for signs of in west virginia. we saw blankenship didn't make it. patrick morrissey. 34% there. in indiana, mike braun coming in there with 41% of the vote.
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what does this tell you about where we are heading into the midterms? >> well, you know, kind of the thing with blankenship, he was -- he was the undisputed, you know, trump clone of the bunch. he -- he had this race-baiting campaign, he was a former businessman, he had an axe to grind. it was really trumpism would have been really bad for donald trump in this case because it would have threatened the senate majority. republicans really need to knock off joe mnuchin if they want to protect that senate majority. they don't have a lot of momentum but have a friendly map. you see him needing to play this washington chess in order to carry his message. but this is a huge deal for republicans. and i'm sure they're breathing a big sigh of relief because it really makes this west virginia state, extremely important, there aren't that many in play. makes this one, you know,
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gettable for republicans. >> that is a fascinating number on the screen right now. we can't get into it, but democratic turnout in west virginia was actually bigger than republican. democrats, it was a for gone conclusion that joe mnuchin was going to be their candidate, tells you a little about voter enthusiasm. i also think there's some good news for blankenship. his probation is over. it ended at midnight last night. the ex-con. teach mitch -- >> do you think he gets his gun back, too? >> teach mitch fired a shot, speaking of -- "thanks for playing, don," in this tweet referencing a netflix poster of "narcos." of course, a veiled shot at blankenship calling mitch mcconnell "cocaine mitch." only in 2018, zach wolf, fascinating political times. thank you, sir, appreciate it. >> all right. that's your politics. let's talk about your money. we'll check cnn "money" this morning. there are just as many job openings as there are unemployed people in the u.s. a remarkable statistic. and american businesses cannot hire workers fast enough.
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a record number of job openings in march, 6.6 million. the jobless rate at a 17-year low. typically there are more unemployed workers than openings. during the recession, look at that -- there were seven jobseekers for each available job. today it's one to one. the number of new hires fell. that shows businesses struggling to find skilled workers. half of small businesses say they can't find enough qualified employees. that should be boosting wages. still overall growth is modest and wages. however, measures are starting to show a stronger wage picture. for example, private sector pay rose at the fastest pace in 11 years during the first three months of 2018. and could this lure back workers on the sidelines? currently there are about six million americans out of the labor force and not looking for work. they're not counted as unemployed. they're simply on the sidelines out of the market. wild swings in oil prices after president trump pulled the u.s. from the iran deal. oil fell 4%, then climbed back above $70 again. sanctions could cut off iran's oil exports putting another dent
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in tight global supply. u.s. stocks closed flat yesterday. wall street is nearing the end of a strong earnings season. but there are big worries about geopolitical tensions like iran on trade also that has been overshadowing big company profits. now global stocks mixed. the u.s. futures are up a little bit. disney's movies bringing in billions. that's making up for its tv business. ♪ show me respect >> that movie there has made more than $1 billion at the box office. that drove disney's revenue up 9% during the first three months of the year to $14 billion. it helped offset losses on its tv side. channels like espn and abc are losing money as more customers switch to streaming services. do you have a dream of riding in a flying taxi? uber and nasa teami ining up toe that a reality. plans to develop flying cars like the ones seen here. the aim was to alleviate congestion and provide affordable transportation. nasa wants to help get the
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severe weather in midwest. pedram javaheri?
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>> broadly speaking, almost resembling a summer-like regime. we'll take you toward portions of indianapolis, gary, ft. wayne. the severe weather risk at the highest for damaging winds, large hail being the predominant threats throughout late this morning into the early afternoon hours. in fact, upwards of almost 1,000 lightning strikes into the early morning hours pushing in through parts of eastern iowa, wisconsin. notice late morning this pushes in through the chicagoland area. then by the afternoon, evening hours, you see detroit get in on the action with strong storms. certainly some flights could be impacted across the region by later on tonight. 80 degrees in detroit. 83 in chicago. couple notches shy of 90 already in st. louis. these temperatures, frankly, running 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. notice even across the deep south, temperatures pushing close to 90 and staying there for mobile, atlanta, and memphis all in the big-time heat here next few days. guys? >> all right.
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thank you very much. gina haspel's confirmation hearing is this morning before the senate intelligence committee. the cia nominee is expected to face difficult questions about her role in the use of harsh interrogation tactics like water boarding in the aftermath of 9/11. cia releasing an excerpt of her remarks guaranteeing the cia will not restart any such detention and interrogation program. most democrats oppose her nomination, even though she has backed -- she's backed by colleagues including senior officials from the obama administration support her nomination. >> that should be fascinating. the golden state warriors and houston rockets setting the stage for their eagerly awaited match-up in the western conference finals. the warriors finishing off the new orleans pelicans in five games. steph curry, kevin durant, clay thompson combining for 75 points in golden state's victory. fourth straight trip to the conference finals. rockets closing out the utah jazz in game five, 112-102, led by chris paul. 41 points, a career playoff
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high. ten assists, no turnovers, too. unreal. first time cp3 has reached the conference finals in his 13 y-yr career. game one in houston, sadly 9:00 eastern time. tough for us early risers. >> david's productivity just went like this. >> long naps in the daytime, my friend. >> that's right. lots of basketball. thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. see you tomorrow. michael cohen should not have been accepting money from anyone with russian ties. >> they questioned him about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments that were made to michael cohen. >> we don't know if michael cohen did anything illegal. >> they're paying him for access to the president. >> it's swampy. this is the swampiest of swampy behaviors. the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. >> we'll

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