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revealed. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> the sunrise is stunning here over hudson yards. i just watched it from one of the green rooms. i mean, it is spectacular. >> hypnotic. so hypnotic, i almost didn't make it on the set. >> that's a problem. >> you are glued to watching it. >> we will fetch you tomorrow, make sure you're here. welcome to viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it is tuesday, may 21st, 6:00 here in new york. this morning, the house judiciary committee was hoping to get answers from don mcgahn, but the former white house counsel and vital witness is refusing to testify and defying a subpoena. judiciary chairman jerry nadler threatening to do whatever necessary to get mcgahn to appear. nadler tells cnn the first thing he'll do is hold mcgahn in contempt of congress. >> there is new reporting overnig overnight that more and more democrats, some in the leadership team, are calling for impeachment proceedings, in open
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rebellion against nancy pelosi, who is against the move. this as a federal judge sided in a big way over financial records. the house intelligence committee released transcripts of michael cohen's closed door testimony. cohen claims jay sekulow asked him to falsely testify to congress about the trump tower project in moscow. sekulow denies the allegation. so much news. so many developments. let's begin with lauren fox live on capitol hill. lauren? >> reporter: well, john, in a couple of hours, an empty chair before the house judiciary committee, as this fight between congress and the executive branch over documents and witnesses heats up. the white house blocking former white house counsel don mcgahn from testifying in front of the judiciary committee today. the latest effort to stone wall investigations into the trump administration. mcgahn's lawyer telling
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judiciary chairman jerry nadler, mr. mcgahn finds himself facing contradictory instructions from two co-equal branches of government. nadler threatening to use, quote, all enforcement mek schisms at the committee's disposal, including holding him in contempt. >> you're dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implement him. >> reporter: white house saying he is immune to testify. sarah sanders adding, this action is taken to ensure future presidents can effectively execute the responsibilities of the office of the presidency. add i >> he cannot seek to be a dictator and seek the separation of powers and be above the law. that's what he's trying to do. >> reporter: meanwhile, the d.c. district court dealing a significant blow to the white house, rejecting another administration attempt to block a house committee's subpoena.
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the district judge ordering an accounting firm to turn over years of trump's financial records to house oversight. writing, quote, it is simply not fathomable that a constitution that grants congress the power to remove a president for reasons including criminal behavior would deny congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct. >> it is totally the wrong decision by, obviously, an obama-appointed judge. >> reporter: all of this as the house intelligence committee releases testimony from earlier this year. from michael cohen, president trump's former personal attorney and fixer. cohen telling the committee trump's lawyer jay sekulow knew cohen lied when saying the moscow project ended in 2016. also telling lawmakers that sekulow told him pardons were being considered, as an incentive to keep him in line. sekulow's attorney denying the allegations, writing in a statement, quote, that this or any committee would rely on the
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word of michael cohen or any purpose defies logic, well-established law, and common sense. sekulow referring to the three-year prison sentence that michael cohen is serving right now, including for crimes like lying to congress. behind closed doors, democrats deeply divided over the impeachment question, with nancy pelosi trying to encourage her caucus to stick together on this. members of -- some of the members of the house judiciary committee saying it is time to move forward. alisyn? >> therein lies the rub. lauren, thank you very much. president trump will formally kick off his re-election campaign next month, but it seemed like it was already in full swing last night during a rally in pennsylvania. the push comes as a gop congressman doubles down on his claim that the president engaged in impeachable conduct. cnn's joe johns is live at the white house with more. >> reporter: good morning. the president has a lot of friction here in washington politically, with the criticism from congressman justin amash
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and all that represents. there's also the issue of the president's re-election, of course. the president erasing all doubts about how worried he is regarding the candidacy of joe biden. it is not just because biden gets under his skin, it is also because biden was born in the state of pennsylvania, which mr. trump won in 2016 and is critical to his campaign in 2020. >> i'll be seeing a lot of you over the next year. i'll be here a lot. got to win this state. >> reporter: president trump making the first of likely many visits to pennsylvania this year, holding a rally for a republican in a congressional special election. also, looking ahead to 2020. mr. trump using many of his regular talking points, emphasizing a strong economy and contrasting himself to one of his potential democratic competitors. >> sleepy joe said that he's running to, quote, save the world. well, he was. he's going to save every country
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but ours. >> reporter: former vice president joe biden, who held a rally in philadelphia just two days earlier, emphasizing a strong anti-trump message. >> single most important thing we have to accomplish is defeat donald trump. >> reporter: president trump also increasingly frustrated by democratic primary candidates getting tv air time, a source saying the trump campaign is working on ways to counter-program the upcoming democratic debates. >> what's going on with fox, by the way? what's going on there? they're putting more democrats on that be you have republicans. it's something strange going on at fox, folks. something very strange. >> reporter: also on the president's mind, republican congressman justin amash, the michigan lawmaker further explaining his belief that president trump engaged in impeachable conduct. in another tweet storm, arguing, those who say there was no underlying crimes and the president cannot be impeached are resting their argument on
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falsehoods. trump saying he is not concerned. >> he's been against trump from the beginning. he's been a loser for a long time. >> reporter: neither is amash. >> what about president trump calling you a loser? >> okay. >> reporter: on capitol hill, gop leadership separating themselves from their colleague. the house freedom caucus voting to strongly disagree with congressman amash, yet not voting on whether he should be kicked out. a freedom caucus leader suggesting amash might not be back next congress regardless. >> any time you come out against the president of your own party, makes it very difficult to support in any primary challenge. >> reporter: a little bit more about justin amash, he is a long-time critic of the president, but he has a conservative record based on libertarian principles. he comes from the state of michigan, which mr. trump narrowly won in 2016. >> joe johns for us at the white house. joe, thank you. breaking overnight, at least 19 tornadoes have touched down
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in central oklahoma, in western texas. we're getting reports of more tornadoes this morning. intense flooding. it is leading to rescues, forcing evacuations and closing schools. cnn's ed lavendara is there. >> reporter: southeast of oklahoma city is one of the urgent concerns this morning. in the overnight hours, really it is the flooding and the heavy rains that have continued to fall for hours and hours that is of concern. it will be continue to be concern as the flash flood warnings continue to pop up across the state. that will be a concern here for the coming hours, as this massive storm system continues to move through oklahoma. this system stretches from kansas down to san antonio, texas. as you mentioned yesterday, there was high risk warnings for much of the state from the national weather service, as a fear of tornadoes was really
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imminent throughout much of the day. this coming on the six-year anniversary of the moore, oklahoma, tornado that killed 24 people. even though many tornadoes did not materialize, the weather system, everything kind of came together to minimize really the large number of tornadoes that many forecasters had been fearing, but the skies looked ominous throughout much of the day. now, this storm system continues to move to the east. the concern is in missouri and arkansas later today. >> we are going to find out right now where those storms are headed next. thank you very much. let's bring in meteorologist chad myers, keeping an eye on all of it for us. chad? >> doesn't seem like the 60 or 70 that were possible. a big cold air mass lorolled ou of northern oklahoma, cutting off the moisture. 19 tornadoes. if one is at your house, it is a big day. right now, we talked about the
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tornado warning, ed did, just east of oklahoma city. there's a box right there, right under the "c" in oklahoma city. for the rest of the day, missouri, arkansas, st. louis, little rock. that's where the big weather will be, and there is a potential for more tornadoes. the line by 6:00, fort smith, kansas city, rolling to st. louis later this afternoon, down to little rock, as well. by tomorrow morning, indianapolis, memphis, nashville, you're all into the same storm system. flooding, as eddie talked about, was the big story yesterday. some spots around oklahoma and northern oklahoma, north of oklahoma city and tulsa, 8 inches of rain in about four hours. more rainfall today, most across kansas and into parts of missouri. tomorrow, another big day for severe weather. bigger day on thursday. the flash flood threat today, kansas city all the way to little rock. guys, back to you. >> chad myers, you'll have your day cut out for you. a lot of work, to be sure.
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former congressman beto o'rourke in a cnn town hall, his first national event like this. it comes at a crucial moment for his campaign, after a strong fundraising launch. o'rourke has slipped in the polls and is now working to reset his efforts. cnn's leyla santiago is live in des moines, iowa, where this town hall will take place. it is an important moment for the former congressman. >> reporter: right, john. i'm willing to bet that tonight, as he sort of takes this stage, he'll probably talk about something we've heard a lot from him this week, the number of town halls he's been to, the number of questions he's answered, even the number of states he's visited over the last two months. he told us that he sees this as an extension of that. you know, we are back in iowa, where he held his first 2020 presidential campaign events, but we've certainly seen some changes since then. >> i would love to be able to take some questions. >> reporter: standing on a countertop, sleeves rolled up,
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that was pbeto o'rourke, the wek he announced his run for white house. now -- >> thank you for being here. >> reporter: -- a sports coat, a different platform, and at times, a different approach on how to reach voters. >> meeting you eyeball to eyeball, to me is so much more satisfying than being on cable tv. at some point, i may have to give in. i can do a better job, also, of talking to a national audience. >> reporter: and how to change perception. >> would you say those are mistakes, being on the cover of "vanity fair"? >> yeah. i think it reinforces that perception of privilege. >> reporter: more than two months into his presidential bid, o'rourke is in a new phase of his campaign. how do you feel you've changed and evolved in this process? >> i don't know. you've been here for a lot of it, so you might be the one to ask. >> reporter: how do you feel? >> i feel good.
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this race began with a level of scrutiny and intensity that was unlike anything that i'd experienced. >> reporter: call it beto 2.0. according to a source close to the campaign, staffers are working to make o'rourke appear more presidential, including tackling what many have criticized. >> beto o'rourke facing new criticism for his lack of policy specifics. >> when are we going to get an actual policy from you, instead of platitudes? >> reporter: this month, the former texas congressman unveiled a proposal for climate change, including a $5 trillion investment. he wrote an op-ed, laying out how he wants to end gun violence, and tweeting steps he'd take for criminal justice reform. he admits he's been studying quite a bit. are you in official debate prep? >> i want to make sure i perform well at the debates. >> reporter: one staffer told me o'rourke learns more from personal interactions than policy meetings, and is
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developing his positions based on what he hears from voters. >> it's been a little bit of a disconnect between the energy that was coming out of that texas situation into what we're doing now. i'm hoping he can pick it up, because i think he is really great. >> reporter: the latest cnn national poll shows o'rourke losing steam, dropping from 13% to 6% in one month. o'rourke says he will not be distracted. >> some days are going to be tougher than others. the fundamentals remain the same. it's connecting with people. >> reporter: so, yeah, he's going to be going from stepping on a countertop to stepping onto this national stage for the cnn town hall. he's really going to have to find a way to balance his own style, which we saw this week included bringing followers along to meet his barber on facebook live. he continues to drive to his own campaign events. balancing that with what the staffers are telling me are looking the part, becoming a
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more presidential candidate. john? >> i think it is a very important moment for him and his campaign. i'm very interested to see it all play out. leyla santiago in des moines. dana bash moderates the cnn town hall with beto o'rourkeastern, this teenager from guatemala has died in u.s. custody. he is the fifth child to die after arriving at the border in september. diane gallagher joins us with more. >> we know what custom and border protection tell us happened, but there are spots to fill in. vazquez died on monday morning. he'd only been in the united states for a week, and he spent all of that time in u.s. custody. they apprehended him in hidalgo, texas. he had initial screenings before he was processed. on sunday morning, he complained he wasn't feeling well. a nurse-practitioner diagnosed
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him with the flu. they gave him tamiflu, then he was transferred. 24 hours later, they found him unresponsive. the 16-year-old had died. alisyn, again, like you said, this is the fifth child from guatemala to die after being in u.s. custody in just the past six months. of course, everyone remembers that 7-year-old girl, that 8-year-old boy, both who died of complications of sepsis last year. last month, a 16-year-old died in a hospital after arriving in an orr facility. last week, a 2-year-old child died in el paso hospital of pneumonia, just after being in u.s. custody. authorities have ordered additional house screenings. they have said that they are looking into this more. john, the congressional hispanic caucus says they are going to be addressing this this afternoon, not just the death of carlos but the four others and the conditions they feel they're
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being kept in. >> look at the faces. our hearts go out to their families. overnight, we learned another horse died at the santa anita racetrack, the second in a matter of days, and the 25th fatality on the track since december. the latest was a 3-year-old named spectacular music, who suffered a rare pelvic injury while running his first career race on sunday. the horse was euthanized on monday. two people have been killed in the second sight-seeing plane crash in alaska in the past week. the pilot and passenger were killed when their plane went down in the harbor. local officials have not explained what went wrong there. this latest crash happening a week after six people died when two float planes collided head on. passengers on those planes were guests on a princess cruise ship. the ntsb is investigating this latest crash. mitch mcconnell formally introduced legislation to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21. now, this is an effort to reduce
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youth vaping, which he calls a public health crisis. there has been a surge in teen vaping following the rollout of the e-cigarettes. "new york times" reports former kansas secretary of state has given the white house a list of demands for perks if he accepts the role of immigration czar. this is crishris kobach. you'll remember his name for claims of voting fraud. >> disproven claims. >> it is a problem for him to be head of homeland security by november, provided he doesn't want to stay on as immigration czar. he also wants around the clock access to a government jet, the ability to take all weekends off and go home to kansas, a staff of seven people, a title that includes the highest level of pay, and the ability to walk into the oval office at will. all right. we'll see how the president reacts to those. >> i'm surprised the list didn't
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include a pony, though he might have thought about a pony. >> and a rainbow. >> aerosmith and all the green m&ms. >> there is a big writer, like aerospace. we'll see how badly president trump wants him in this role. if he >> it seems someone leaked the list from inside the building. you wonder if people are trying to block his being named. >> we'll keep you posted. democrats talking impeachment behind closed doors. the new push to take action, and why speaker pelosi wants everyone to slow down, next.
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cnn has learned that house democrats spent time last night behind closed doors debating whether to begin impeachment against the president. to fight the white house's stone
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wa stonewalling. speaker nancy pelosi is still preaching patience. joining us is john avalon and rachel bade, congressional reporter for "washington post." rachel, give us the color of what this debate was like, who was on which side, and where they are with impeachment. >> yesterday was a tipping point for a lot of house judiciary committee members. remember, that's the panel that has impeachment jurisdiction. don mcgahn was supposed to appear this morning, zand the white house told him no, so he's not going to show up. a group of four house judiciary committ committees said, it is time to start an impeachment inquiry. leadership, including pelosi, pushed back and said, we need to focus on the agenda. pelosi argued that if they begin an impeachment inquiry, it could undercut some of the other house
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investigations we see going on. there were other members in the room who got angry and scolded these members, saying that it could hurt them politically. it basically just became a really tense standoff. a few hours later, pelosi, knowing these four members are part of the judiciary panel, called in chairman jerry nadler, who leads the house judiciary committee, to have words with him. nadler briefed his members on a private phone call after this meeting, which was happening around 9:00 or 10:00, and basically told them he supported them. he tried to make the case for impeachment to pelosi but was told there is not enough support in the caucus and was pretty much shot down. >> wow. jerry nadler there. the chairman of house judiciary wants impeachment. there is not much further to go. i mean, nancy pelosi seems to be the one standing in the breach right now, which is fascinating to me. i know don mcgahn may be the straw here, but it is not just the don mcgahn issue, i think, for many house democrats.
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>> there is a larger camel, as it were. look, there's six total house investigations, and basically what these folks are saying is, if the white house is going to do a strategy of complete obstruction, and we know that can take years to wind through the courts, then that itself should compel impeachment because we can coordinate our efforts and start compelling documents. we have a stronger case to do so on an extradited timeline. the problem is, of course, support in the senate, not just the caucus. do you go about this mission solely for procedural reasons and risk the political fallout, as well as not getting anything done in the senate? that is a very big hurdle that is a lot bigger -- that has massive political considerations as well as precedent considerations. >> sounds like what nancy pelosi is saying, her argument is, respect the process. she feels they haven't hit a dead end yet. the reason she feels that, despite the white house's stonewalling they haven't hit a dead end is because of this federal court judge's decision about the accounting firm. the judge says they have to hand
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over the president's financial documents. she is saying, see, we have headway. it is not time for impeachment yet. >> i think you're right in your assessment. i was surprised by the breadth and language of the judge's opinion in this case. the argument thus far has been, we're contemplating changing the ethics requirement. in order to understand how we approach that task, we need to see the president's tax returns. the white house responds by saying, this is a case of harassment. it is the fishing expedition. what struck me was the words of the judge speaking of congressional ability to investigate a president. in other words, she took it beyond what the stated purpose had been. >> let me read this, michael sorks yso you can explain what you mean. it is simply not fathomable a constitution that grants congress the power to remove a president for criminal behavior would deny congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct, past or present, even
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without formally opening an impeachment inquiry. >> this is not supposed to be about an investigation of unlawful conduct. oh, it is, but theoretically, it's not. theoretically, it is, what should the ethical requirements be for someone running for president? should we require them -- by the way, i think if you run for president, you must disclose your tax returns, and it should be required, but it's not. the white house does have, i think, a legitimate argument in saying, hey, this is harassment. absence some justification. >> this isn't about the tax returns. this is about the accounting from the firm which had to do with loan applications. >> same issue, as i see it. i think they're all intertwined, and that's why i think it is an overreach. >> the judge's decision was a 41-page decision, blistering, going back to teapot dome among others. this was a heisman to the argument that the white house is trying to make. >> i want to talk about what don
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mcgahn's argument is, rachel. this is interesting. don mcgahn -- you know, there's been all sorts of guessing, whose side is don mcgahn on? does he want to testify in front of lawmakers, or does he not want to? is he just using the president, saying he cannot testify as cover? it is interesting because his lawyer, here's the rational that don mcgahn is saying. basically, he's facing contradictory instructions from two co-equal branches of government. the president is saying, you may not do this. congress is saying, you must do this. he's going to err on the side of the president's instructions. i thought it was interesting insight, in what they're using to describe why he won't show up today. >> lawyers have been saying it is up to him, which argument dusz does he think is the strongest? he has to weigh his former employer's desires and the white house's claim that this is not something that typically senior white house officials do, versus
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congre congress' subpoena, which has the weight of the law. i think what you're seeing him do is require the democrats do the same thing that they did with this case, that was decided yesterday, which is, they'll have to hold him in contempt. nadler said last night he is planning to do that. then they'll go to civil court and try to get a federal judge to order him to testify and turn over documents. at that point, i'd expect him to comply. he is playing hardball to sort of give himself cover and, you know, it is just going to take time. again on this case, pelosi talked about this last night to a lot of lawmakers who were pressing for impeachment inquiry saying, look, the courts are on our side. this is just one subpoena that a judge backed up. you have to think about the dozens of document requests, the dozens of subpoenas, and requests for witness testimony that the white house has ignored. is the house going to go to the courts for all of them? that's going to be an issue for them. they'll have to prioritize. i think that that's why you're seeing a lot of democrats,
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though they had a big victory yesterday in the courts, saying, look, this is not enough. this is not going to stop, you know, the stonewalling we're seeing from the white house. they're really in a pickle right now. what do they do if they can't do impeachment? what can they actually do about this? >> quickly, don mcgahn should show up today if he wants to. b, he'll be held in contempt in a few hours. it'll be fascinating as it happens. michael cohen and jay sekulow, this testimony released from behind closed doors to the house intelligence committee, where cohen says that it was sekulow who pushed me to give the wrong data, at least knew that i was giving the wrong data about the end of the discussions about trump tower. >> creates a lot of problems potentially for jay sekulow. if sekulow didn't know, communicating on behalf of someone else in the trump orbit, that could be a bigger problem. this was intimated by cohen, but now we have it in black and white with the transcripts. he's saying, basically, the president's lawyers encouraged
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him not to tell the truth about the timing of the russia deal. why that matters is, during the course of much of the campaign to the nomination, the president apparently had an active interest in russia around the same time he was taking a pretty dovish line with russia by any past republican president candidate. >> this is one of many brush fires surrounding the presidency. the question continues to be, does robert mueller ever testify? if so, what does he say? >> great point. michael, john, rachel, thank you very much. president trump with a new warning for iran, as tensions appeared, at one point, to be de-escalating. now, we've lost track, whether they're going up or down. what do experts make of this talk? is it effective? that's next. that day you met your hero? - ms. bird, do you think i could be a champion like you? - of course you can. and you can call me sue. - [jibber] jibber jabber, coming through! salutations, famous female of orange round ball. - would you like an autograph? - [jabber] excuse me.
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in a few hours, top national security officials will brief congress on what they see as the rising threat from iran. this comes as democrats are charging the republicans are misrepresenting intelligence to make the danger seem more dire than it actually is. i want to bring in richard haas,
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the president on foreign relations, serving as southeastern adviser under the bush administration. >> morning, john. >> before 2019 started, you said you thought the most likely place where there would be a war, the most likely war that could happen with the united states would be with iran in 2019. that was before the year even started. how does the last two weeks fit into that? >> well, i think you can argue a rounder flat on one hand. the united states pushed things very close. we put tremendous pressure on iran, particularly economically, and the iranians decided to push back. military forces started to be moved around. iran threatened to follow suit and get out of the nuclear deal. things were moving that direction. then you really see both sides pulling back, particularly the president of the united states. it was as if the president didn't realize what the lomg lof his own policy was, moving us
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into a confrontation with iran. he said, whoa, i want no part of that. >> how do you make sense of his language the past few days? here's one sound bite in particular. >> i think iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything. if they do something, it'll be met with great force, but we have no indication that they will. >> on the one hand, on the other hand. the other day, he said if they do this, it'll be the end of iran. >> this is part of a pattern. president talks incredibly tough, ambitions and goals laid out are incredibly high, but at the end of the day, the instruments the united states tends to use are economic. sanctions or tariffs. whether it is north korea, fire and fury, nothing happens. whether it is venezuela, whether it's china, now iran, the rhetoric is tough, but the policy doesn't, at the end of the day, back it up. this president doesn't want to have military confrontation. i'm not saying he is wrong. i don't want to have military confrontation if i could avoid it either. there is a mismatch across the
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board between the scale of his ambitions and rhetoric and what the united states is really prepared to do. >> do you think john bolton, the national security adviser, doesn't want military conflict? >> i'm not going to speak for john bolton, but the logic of his policy, if you keep putting pressure on iran economically, they'll push back. they can get out of the nuclear deal. they can push back by making the united states and its allies in the region extremely uncomfortable. we have forces in the region. they can go after the saudis and others. there is a logic here. i think what the united states did is we went on a policy of pressing iran for either regime change or such fundamental policy change that it is basically the same thing. that's not going to happen. the real question for donald trump is whether he basically says to the iranians, because now we have their attention, economy is hurting, we're prepared to make a deal. not the old deal. that wasn't good enough. we are prepared to enter into a new deal that puts limits on your ballistic missiles, that extends your nuclear abilities for decades to come. if you're having a sign a more
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ambitious deal than the obama administration demanded of you, we're prepared to make one. that's where we are now. >> i'm interested that you brought that up because the president said, i'm willing to talk. iran can call me if they want to. president of iran said, we're not going to talk under these circumstances, but not ruling it out completely, i guess. is there any hope for a discussion? >> there is a possibility. several times in its history, including during the iran/iraq war in the '80s, the iranian leadership basically said, we're not going to jeopardize the 1979 resolution. if we have to compromise, we'll compromise. with the heat on iran economically, the day will come when the supreme leader will say, we have to compromise in order to preserve the revolution. i don't rule that out. we're not there yet, i don't think we're likely heading to war, though we can always m
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miscalculate. the question is, again, what will we command? what are we prepared to give up for it? at what point would we release sanctions? are the iranians willing to compromise? if it is like the north korea talks, guess what, it is. are we prepared to take half a loaf? they have to decide whether they're prepared to take half a loaf. >> what is the outcome of the north korea talks so far? >> zilch because we made it all or nothing. all or nothing diplomacy, in history, ends up being nothing. if we're prepared to compromise with the north koreans, not denucle denuclearize, but put limits on their capabilities in exchange for released sanctions, we may get something. are they willing to sign on to something that doesn't solve the problem but manage the problem? >> fascinating discussion this morning. i really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> alisyn? john, prince charles agreeing to meet with president trump during his upcoming state visit to the uk. the topic that could create some tension, next.
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prince charles has agreed to meet with president trump during
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the president's upcoming state visit to the uk, but things could get awkward on the topic of climate change. cnn's mox fostax foster is live london with this cnn exclusive. what have you learned, max? >> it is interesting. we learned an afternoon tea has been slotted into the state visit, which is the beginning of next month, which isn't automatic. in fact, in the past, prince charles has opted out of state visits from the chinese premier, for example. he's close to the dalai lama. we don't know whether the afternoon tea was set up by downing street, the whit house , or whether the palace got involved and wanted it to happen. i think you have prince charles stepping up into a more statesmanlike role as we head to, what they call here, reign change. it could be very sticky, as you say. they are diametrically opposed on the issue of climate change. earlier this year, i was with prince charles in the caribbean. he talked about potentially
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catastrophic global warming. demand the world's decision makers take responsibility and solve this crisis. president trump, in this country, has been a pin up to climate change deanniedeniers. of course, the u.s. pulled out of the paris climate accord. will president trump bring up climate change? will prince charles? fascinating to be a fly on the wall, alisyn and john. >> i doubt president trump will bring it up, but we'll see if prince charles brings it up. then things could get awkward. >> it is said to be his prime issue. you'd think. >> max, thank you very much. james holback on "jeopardy." how long will his epic winning streak last? having a reliable network means everything. (vo) the network more people rely on, gives you more. like a special price for military families and big savings when you switch. that's verizon.
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thanks to our international viewers for watching. for you, "cnn talk" is next. for u.s. viewers, growing pressure on the house speaker on impeachment. "new day" continues right now. president trump blocking the testimony of former white house counsel don mcgahn. >> we'll hold mcgahn in contempt. >> the president is trying to obstruct his testimony, as he's trying to obstruct the presentation of financial records. >> i think anything going on in the house is a political circus. michael cohen says he gave false testimony, and the president's lawyer knew about it. >> michael cohen does not make a good witness. >> there is no question, sekulow was framing the testimony. >> these aren't even strong and definitive statements on michael cohen's part. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning. welcome to your new day. breaking overnight, what could be the beginnings of an
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impeachment rebellion. new reporting overnight goes into details of a heated discussion among democratic leadership, with some pushing house speaker nancy pelosi to allow the impeachment proceedings to begin. the speaker is still resisting. for now, house jerry nadler agrees. there are signs he might be shifting. >> white house counsel don mcgahn will not appear at a white house committee today, defying a subpoena. the white house directed mcgahn not to testify. now, chairman nadler says there will be serious consequences. nadler tells cnn the first step will be holding mcgahn in contempt of congress. joining us now to discuss all of this, we have rachel bade, congressional reporter for the "washington post," who has inside scoop of what happened behind those closed congressional doors last night. we also have jennifer rogers, former federal prosecutor and cnn analyst. david gregory, political analyst.


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