he has very big hands. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> she always has an interesting take. >> it used to be you can't please everyone. now it's you can't please anyone ever. >> those are really creative interesting takes. you could hear the gasp when it was unveiled. >> if the former president and first lady like them, that's good enough for us. we're following a lot of news. let's get after it. >> he certainly supports the victims of domestic violence. >> he said very strongly that he's innocent. >> the president doesn't say one word about the lives that have been scarred. >> it's not believable when the president wants to get a message out, he does it. >> we learned of the extent of this situation last tuesday evening. >> if somebody did know the full extent -- >> i'm the president and i want to get rid of them. >> we're going to have the strongest military we've ever had by far. >> president trump outlining a budget that would balloon the
federal deficit despite steep cuts to social programs. >> one of the motivations was to stop the obama deficit string and now the republicans are doing just as bad. >> everybody says congress is spending money like a drunk sailor. that's not true. a drunk sailor stops when he runs out of money. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to your new day. it's tuesday, february 13th, 8:00 in the east. the white house insists president trump supports victims of domestic violence. every public statement and tweet from the president has been sympathetic toward the accused, the top aide who was forced to resign. one week into this scandal, the white house still refuses to say if the president believes rob porter's ex-whooifs, nor will the white house give us any details about exactly when top officials learned about these abuse allegations. >> let me just check. my suggestion is the president has stepped into a thicket that's too thorny to avoid.
he's going to have to fix it. not yet this morning. another thing he has the to deal with. the president put out a $4.4 trillion budget and getting a lot of scrutiny within his own party. conservatives are blasting the deal because it's projected to add trillions of dollars to the deficit on top of the trillions of dollars that the tax cuts are going to put on over the next decade. this morning, the president is focusing on immigration. he's tweeting that this is the last chance to fix daca. so will congress be able to get a deal in three weeks? that's the question. we have it all covered. let's begin with cnn's abby phillip live at the white house with the stop story. big morning to be down there, abby. >> reporter: good morning, chris. we're one week into the scandal over the domestic abuse allegations against rob porter and the white house is still mired in controversy. we still haven't gotten a clear and consist explanation about who knew what and when about these allegations against
porter. >> the president and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously and believe all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. >> reporter: press secretary sarah sanders defending president trump after he expressed sympathy for accused domestic abuser rob porter but said nothing about his alleged victims. >> the president supports victims of domestic violence and believes everyone should be treated fairly and with due process. >> reporter: sanders reading a statement she says was dictated to her by the president, but that's not what mr. trump publicly said. >> obviously a tough time for him. tfs very sad when we heard about it and certainly he's also very sad. now, he also, as you probably know, he says he's innocent. and i think you have to remember that. we absolutely wish him well. >> reporter: sanders addressing this tweet from the president a day later calling for due process for the accused. >> he's not taking a side necessarily one way or the other
on any specific irk you. he's talking about mere allegations shouldn't be the determining factor for any individual, that there should be due process. >> reporter: the conflicting remarks leaving several party officials who spoke to cnn confused about mr. trump's stance. a former campaign official telling cnn, i don't understand why the white house is hedging on condemning domestic abuse. a member of the central park five wrongly convicted of beating and raping a jogger in 1989 accusing the president of hypocrisy for demanding due process for alleged abuser but calling for the central park five defendants. >> what we're seeing is clearly there are two separate americas, one america for blacks and people of color and another america for whites and people of affluence. >> reporter: porter's ex-wife criticizing kellyanne conway and sarah sanders' response to the allegations writings in an op ed, while i cannot say i'm surprised, i expected a woman to do better, specifically citing
conway's statement she is not concerned about white house communications director hope hicks who is in a relationship with porter. >> i'm sorry for any suffering this woman has endured. but in the case of hope, i've rairly met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts. >> reporter: holderness writing that her statement applies those in abusive relationships are not strong. this as the white house continues to insist that senior officials only learned about the, quote, extent of the allegations last tuesday. cnn reported that white house counsel don mcgahn knew porter's ex-wives could present damaging information on him to the fbi. chief of staff john kelly learned about the allegations last november as porter struggled to get approval for a full security clearance. >> president trump, do you have a et having problem. >> reporter: sanders blaming the fbi for the backlog of dozens of white house staffers continuing
to work without permanent clearances. president trump is normally never shy about making his opinions known, we're still waiting for him to weigh in on believing domestic abuse victims on social media or other forms. he has a couple of meetings today, one with a grew of sheriffs and one on african-american history month. >> it has been suggested the group with the sheriffs would be the perfect place to bring it up. >> domestic abuse huge in the african-american community. >> we have cnn political analyst david gregory and chief political correspondent dana bash. i want to talk about what colby holderness said. she is speaking out it seems because she was so motivated by what kellyanne conway told jake tapper. jake asked if she's worried about hope hicks, now in a romantic relationship with rob porter, if she's worried about hope hicks being abused somehow.
kellyanne conway said no, basically, she's a strong woman. i don't know about her. his first wife writes, her statement implies that those in domestic abuse situations are not strong. the abuse can be terrifying, life threatening and almost constant or it can ebb and flow with no violence for long periods. it's often the subtler forms of abuse that inflict serious persistent damage while making it hard for the victim to see the situation clearly. she goes on. for me, living in constant fear of rob's anger, being subjected to his degrading tirades for years, i'm walked away a shell of a person i was when i went into it. it took me a long time to realize the toll his behavior has taken on me. rob has denied the abuse, but jennifer willoughby and i know
differe different. >> making it about the broader reality of domestic violence and the cycle of violence and who it ends up affecting. maybe some people who are, quote, unquote, weak to follow on the term kellyanne used when she described hope as strong. it's not just that. we all, unfortunately know of people who in their public lives, personas are feminists, strong independent women. meanwhile behind closed doors they have been in abusive relationships. it happens unfortunately, tragically way too much. in kellyanne's defense, what she said publicly about hope is what privately white house officials have been saying to me when i have said, isn't there any motivation here among the white house staff, those who really love and know hope. the president is certainly
counted among those and has been for a long time, concerned about hope's well-being. in private they say she's strong, to which the conversation quickly turns to what i just said. so there's a defense. at the end of the day, it's not about that, it's about broader misunderstanding -- frankly head-in-the-sand point of view that is starting with the president of the united states and the people who speak for him are forced to dance around that kind of -- figure out a way to explain it which is generally not easy, but with this particular issue, really difficult. >> it's too big a deal, david. we're not going to stop talking about it. in part because they keep screwing up their cover story. the old expression of the tangled web you weave when you practice to deceive, they are trying to deceive. they're misstating when they knew and when they had a chance to act on it and didn't. it's not a couple he-said,
she-said or how someone acted from one person's perspective. the ex-wife who wrote this op ed is the one with the black eye. the other one had an order of protection. i think he's going to have to clean it up whether he likes it or not. >> does he care? >> he has to care. it will haunt him. if we don't stop talking about it -- here is the pernicious part. his followers, trump folk, especially the men are starting with the why are you still on this, it doesn't matter, you're overblowing it, it's not that big of deal, what about due process. he is fomenting exactly the wrong instincts. i don't think he's going to be able to keep doing it. >> it wouldn't be the first time. clearly they've moved in stages of what can they get away with, the latest being we'll have our press secretary go out and say in the hollowest language
that -- >> it's got to be him. >> chris, i'm not disagreeing with you. this is about howe he thinks. it's about what moves him. the right thing is not what moves him. the reality is the white house shouldn't be engaging in this talk of talk with the flippant see. talking about we know hope, she'll be fine. >> she doesn't know what this guy's m.o. both of these wives say when they were dating, he was fine. one dated him for three years. we got this documentary coming out -- maybe we'll ask the boss about having it come out sooner on cnn instead of hln because it's so topical. that's the pattern. strong women are fundamental to the sur slooifl of the dynamic. if they weren't strong, they would be crushed early on. so many endure for years. >> there's one other point on this, from the cover story part of this, what we know --
politico's reporting about the initial instincts, gets get reporters in the room with porter and see what he has to say. they wanted to stand beside this guy. why? a lot of people liked him. you're working in the white house -- president trump who has been accused of sexual misconduct and worse and simply is not sympathetic to victims who bring these sort of accusations. >> can i just add one other thing on the question of whether or not the president is going to find a way to end it or not? david, i completely agree, past this prologue he will not. having said that, we are in 2018. this is a midterm election year. every house republican is on the ballot, and there is concern, as we have been talking about, that democrats could take control. it is the suburbs, suburban swing districts that could be determinative of whether democrats can take back the house. i was talking to a republican
strategist involved in those races this morning who is getting more and more concerned because it is the female vote that really, really matters in those districts, and the concern is, a, the subject matter and, b, thats is going on so long that it is a week-long news story that doesn't have an end in sight. >> the question is who -- congressional candidates, congressional leadership is making a point of saying, hey, if the president is not saying, let us be very clear how awful this is, and how horribly this was handled, as a kind of a way to separate from the president. the president can certainly come out and say, by the way, i think domestic violence is wrong, of course. but we know that wasn't his instinct. you know he's sitting there saying, look, i showed we could do the right thing. we got rid of the guy. then he went out and said what he really thinks. that's the game they play. come on, he got rid of the guy.
>> that's why it was so interesting to hear anita dunn, former communications director in the obama administration say, if he used this opportunity at the sheriff's meeting that he's having to talk, just even broadly about domestic violence -- >> you know it's bad when democrats are offering the president free advice, really good advice. >> that might just solve it. >> it's a non-partisan issue. one in four women, one in seven men. it's not really a male issue. one in four women are affected by this, it's not a he-said, she-said. the president's tweet was designed -- you've covered it so brilliantly. he was dealing with himself and the allegations about him. some of them are fake, they all have to be vetted. there needs to be due process. that's totally true in workplace misconduct. not sexual assault, not domestic abuse. he was thinking of himself but missed big here. >> here is what i agree with, which is eventually they may see
the light to try to get this right because you really can't move past it if you don't. you've got to take your lumps, that this has been the initial response, questions about, did they tell the truth, were they deceiving each other internally. it was a mess. it still is a mess. but the president is the only one who can kind of get to the place to try to put this together in a way that's solid, even if he'll be criticized for how he handled it overall. >> moving on quickly to the president's budget, it blows up the deficit. is it now, dana -- are we seeing a realignment in terms of identity. are the republicans no longer claiming the moniker of the fiscally conservative or responsible party? >> well, they can try, but it's just not believable. it really isn't. it just goes to show, it is so much easier to claim that mantle of cut, cut, cut when you are not in control and you don't have a fellow republican in the white house who doesn't necessarily agree with you on
that. to see the twisting and turning of so many republicans who spent years telling us that they would not do anything, would not vote for anything that made the republican leadership in congress, made their lives very difficult because they wouldn't vote for anything that exploded the deficit or even made it a little bit worse. now you see, never mind, the spending bill that they passed which a lot of people said we're going to do this because it includes money for the military which is very important, and money for the victims of hurricanes which was very important. this is different. so it's that, but the other thing i just want to mention is the fact that the president in this budget proposes cuts to entitlements which he promised up and down during the campaign he would never do, and put him at odds with a lot of his fellow republicans. so that is another kind of eyebrow razor in this budget.
>> the question is, is this the president's party or a party led by hill republicans, grassroots conservatives. when paul ryan tried to reshape medicare during the obama administration, i remember being with david plouffe when i was about to interview him on ""meet the press" because he thought this was an effort to run against republican efforts to hurt medicare and they did so successfully. republicans were not for reshaping medicare at the time as well. the question is does he have real allies who got tax reform through but won't be on board for a big infrastructure spend or anything else that makes the deficit worse? >> strong point. if the information serves right, the president is scanning around. if he is, take the opportunity to do the right thing, president trump. you don't want to own this issue and be on the wrong side of domestic violence. republican senator david purdue introducing an immigration view reflecting the
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tweeting negotiations on daca have begun.
republicans want to make a deal but democrats say they want to make a deal. wouldn't it be great after so many years
we can finally solve the daca puzzle. this will be our last chance. there will never be an opportunity. march 5th. david purdue is a co-sponsor of the republican proposal. senator, thanks so much for being here. >> good morning. >> let me put up on the screen what we know to be this senator's idea for this immigration plan, this bill. a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants on daca, the daca recipients. that comports with the president's vision, $25 billion for border security including the wall, the president's vision, make it easier to detain and deport certain immigrants. i assume that means the criminals, but you can clarify. cuts family-based migration, what the white house refers to as chien migration, ends diversity visa lottery. is this going to be make it through with 60 votes? >> alisyn, this is a historic
opportunity to finally, as you say, fix this broken immigration system on the legal immigration side. that's what we're focusing on. what the president has laid out is a framework that both parties have supported, all these tenets at various times in the last 30 years. as a matter of fact, in 1994 barbara jordan presented a bipartisan commission report to president clinton that actually called for some of these very things we included in this bill. what i hope we can do is put aside partisan politics and get to the real issues that two-thirds of americans want us to solve in the manner the president has laid out today. >> polls can be used however you'd like to use them. here is the latest quinnipiac poll on funding for the border ball. 65% oppose it, americans that don't think that's a good use of money. >> there's a har vord poll out that say over 70% want more border security. the most important number i've seen is that two-thirds of americans at different points in time over the last year -- we've
been working on this particular idea for over a year. many people here have been working for 30 years trying to fix this. what i'm saying is over two-thirds of americans want to see border security, want daca fixed and want to end this linkage chain migration system and the diversity lottery. both sides want to end that pernicious problem. >> so then what's the problem? why isn't this going to go sailing through congress? >> we'll see. i'm not sure it's not going to get bipartisan support. both sides positioning here. serl possibilities this week. we hope to get a vote on the president's bill today. i'm hopeful we'll see people on both sides of the party come and see the common sense in this approach that most americans want us to achieve. >> you've heard what democrats say, which is the issue of the dreamers -- the president says this is vitally important to him. many republicans say that. so why not just make this about the dreamers, how to handle that, what to do for these folks, whether you want to say
1.8, 800,000, settle on a number and just deal with that and don't confuse it with visa lottery and the wall. >> that's a great question and here is the answer. first of all, let's give the president credit. we were first talking a year ago about 690,000 with temporary work permits. the president stepped in and said let's solve the daca problem once and for all, but also eliminate the causes of what brought the children here illegally in the first place. that's chain migration, unsecure border and the other facets of the from he's laid out. that's what most people in america want. they want to end the things that cause it in the first place. >> when the president says there's a hard deadline of march 5th in the tweet that i read, that's not accurate. >> well, there are legal issues involved that would cause it to carry past that, of course. nobody wants to create a problem with heez chooithese children o young people.
i don't think he's been given enough credit. this is one that both sides on the extremes will look at and say they went too far in the other direction. that tells me we're pretty close to having a structure that should be done. it's a good compromise and should be done. >> i want to talk to you about the budget. you're on the budget committee. is it time for republicans to lose the identity of being the fiscally responsible belt-tightening party? >> alisyn, this is why i ran for the united states senate. there are no innocent parties now to our debt. we have $20 trillion, going to $21 trillion. over the last nine years, we borrowed 35% of what we spend as a federal government. the great thing about the funding bill we did last week has a clause in there that creates a select committee to fix this broken budget process. there are no innocent parties up here. >> let me put it up for people
so they understand the staggering numbers, $984 billion added to the deficit just next year, close to a trillion, if this budget is what ends up happening. that's an 89% increase. that's higher than what the president projected meaning it's over what he ever projected would be happening. how can you agree to this? >> first of all, we've had eight years under the prior administration where we added over $10 trillion. >> you didn't like that -- i'm interrupting because republicans rung their hands, and i interviewed so many of them during that time where you said you can't run up the credit card, you wouldn't do it in your own house and we can't do it in washington. >> alisyn, you're exactly right. those are my words, and i stick by them. first of all, there are things you can do to get at this debt crisis over the next 20 years. you're not going to solve this in ten years. we have to first grow the economy. the president moved on that. you have to cut out redundant agencies and wasteful spending.
third, fix the budget process. four, i don't view to save social security and medicare whose trust funds go to zero in 14 years. we have to stop the increasing costs of our health care, the fundamental costs causing health care costs to skyrocket. those are the things we're trying to begin focusing on. >> how about not spending so much on the military and defense? >> you tell me what's more important, protecting this country right now -- i think after disinvesting our military, we're at a point of crisis. we have a global security crisis and we have a debt crisis. we've gotten to the point now, alisyn, both sides, we've gotten this country in a position where we're losing the right to do the right things, not only with military spending but domestic spending. >> in other words, putting things on the credit card is fine as long as you believe in that cause? >> that's not exactly true. what i do believe, though, is there is investment spending that has to be done. i've been in big turn-arounds in
my life in the business community. you have to invest in the things that will provide an economic return. that's what's being done right now. we have got to secure our borders, secure or military and rebuild it. there's also going to be a 20 or 30-year plan to solve this debt crisis. we're not going to be able to print money and borrow money at the rate we've been doing in the last 30 years. >> senator david perdue, thank you for your perspective. the white house is blaming the fbi for dozens of trump officials still lacking full security clearance. is that fair? is it close to true? we have the perfect guest. a former fbi supervisory special agency who dealt with exactly this issue, next. whoooo.
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why are high-level aides allowed to work with classified information without permanent security clearance? >> once again, that's a question that the fbi and other intelligence communities, they make that determination. that's not something that's decided by the white house. it's the same way that it has
been -- >> it's not on us. it's on the white house -- by the way, with a nudge and wink, you know what? we have problems there, too. that's sarah sanders saying exactly that explicitly and implicitly. what is the truth of how security clearances work, what the process is and whose call it is ultimately? the reality is you've got between 30 and 40 white house officials and political appointees still operating without full security clearance. we've got somebody who knows the answers. cnn law enforcement analyst and former fbi supervisory special agent josh campbell. good to see you, sir. >> hey, chris. good to be with you. >> let's do this a little sew kraticily. it's not the white house's problem, it's on you guys. you're slow and inefficient. that's why there's a backlog with people like jared kushner and rob porter. it's your process. you're not getting it done. that's why they don't have full security clearance?
>> let's break it down. first the slow and then we'll get to the inefficient. in the run-up to the administration, it's not like they're sitting around waiting for -- to finish one until they get to the next. the slow i don't buy. the inefficient is the same way. they pour resources into this process. remember, at the end of the day, it's not up to the fbi to grant a security clearance. i want to say for the good of the viewers, they understand the fbi is the investigative arm, conduct the background investigation, hand it over to the white house or wherever the client agency might happen to be. that agency makes a final determination on whether someone is suitable for access to classified information. >> so, at the end of the day, it's up to the executive, that means the white house, to decide if any of their employees or appointees get security clearance, and they do it with the guidance of the fbi, but it's not on the fbi. it's on them. true? >> correct. the president can hire whomever he wants and grant access to classified information to whomever he wants.
the fbi looks into provides the information to say this is what we found. it's up to you to decide whether or not to grant the access. >> one, that's a convenient end law where you can't give people classified information if they don't have the proper clearance. the executive gets around that because they can say who gets clearance. >> they do. that's the power of the president. i don't think anyone begrudges that. the attack n o the fbi, to say the ball is in their court and they messed ups, i think that's unfair. >> called political convenience. >> if i can add, also, i left the fbi, a career i love, so i could speak out on these unfair attacks on the bureau. this is another example of that. what's more troubling than the accusation that the fbi is at fault is the deafening silence from those who know the fbi. where is the department of justice? where is the attorney general? for that matter, where are some of our former employees who kind of like to stew and write
opinion end and trash fbi leadership. when the bureau is being attacked, the silence is deafening. >> a tough environment right now. you're saying your piece, other people will as well. we'll go on the facts as we get them. what is your take on how this works with jared kushner not having final clearance from the fbi in terms of their investigation, someone like rob porter not having it. why would it be taking so long? my suspicion is they could prioritize the white house if they're in control and say, josh, do jared kushner, i don't want some random assessment process, do him now. i want him done. i want porter done. they're very important to me. couldn't they have said that? >> they could have said that. as i said before, it's either one or two things. it's not unusual for an fbi background investigation to take up to a year. we're basically at that year point. the longer you get past the year, it becomes more troubling. it could be one or two things. it's either the fbi has found something that they're concerned
about, or you have someone whose history is so complex, financial dealings, travel, that they simply have to pour through that. it's not unusual that it would take a long time. the longer we get away from inauguration day, the more potentially troubling it is. >> we let facts and the absence thereof fuel fairness. let's put kushner to the side. he has to qualify as somebody who has a sophisticated background, something would be unusual even at the white house lfl in terms of all the transactions and dealings. until we know more, put him to the side. porter we know from "the new york times" and other sourcing that the fbi said this guy is not likely to get permanent clearance from us, and that it was communicated to mcgahn and maybe others that there were issues involving domestic violence with this man. if that got there, isn't that enough for them to have acted on rob porter? >> i think it would be. again, it's not the bureau that would grant the security clearance. i don't imagine that the fbi wouldn't say we're not going to grant the clearance.
that's not their duty. that's the first part. the second part is, there's an interim security clearance process which allows people to start working on day one and has been reported through various networks that information was provided by the fbi to the white house indicating, hey, we found these issues, but, again, it's not a legal issue. it's more of an administrative issue. this is someone who we want to be working around. this is someone who is suitable for access to the nation's most classified information. >> one more quick thing because i've got to go. is this all done at once or peace meal. they learn something, they pass it over. they learn something, they pass it over. or is there a special paper where it all comes at once? >> that's a good question. when i watched the briefing with the word "extent." we didn't learn the extent of this information which again is a very interesting way of saying we didn't have the full picture. as has been reported, the fbi, whenever they find something that may be troubling, they pass that information over. it is a back and forth.
again, at the end of the day, the fbi wants people who are trustworthy, suitable in those positions. they're not going to sit on something like this and wait to have a piece of paper to send over. >> there is no final paper. it can be done piecemeal. important facts. thank you very much josh campbell. >> you got it. >> a scary moment involving an american athlete at the olympics. we'll give you an update on what went wrong on the luge course. that's next. almost $800 when we switched our auto and home insurance. with liberty, we could afford a real babysitter
there was a scary moment for team usa. olympian emily sweeney was injured in a very frightening crash on her final run in singles luge. coy wire has the breaking details live from south korea. do we know how she is, coy? >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. the good news is that she's in the hospital. the doctor said no broken bones. she did walk the ice on her own. you can imagine the athletes with nothing more than a helmet shooting down the ice track around 80 miles per hour. erica sweeney is the rider's name. we'll keep you up to date on her progress. the big news here and around the
world, 17-year-old, the california kid, chloe kim, the snowboarding sensation making history here in pyeongchang. 17-year-old, first-time olympian chloe kim becoming the youngest woman ever to win gold on snow at the winter olympics. the crowd favorite crushing her competition with back-to-back 1080s in her final run garnering a nearly perfect score. kim the third u.s. olympian to win gold in freestyle snowboarding events at these games. >> i'm so hyped to be here and to land the runs i did today. such an amazing honor. >> reporter: 31-year-old shaun white making his debut in pyeongchang taking his first. the two-time olympic gold medalist hoping to secure his third goal after a disappointing fourth place finish in sochi. austrian skier marcel her cher finally winning in the alpine
event after a thrilling slol lom show catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. after winning bronze in the team figure skating event, adam rip.refusing to meet with vice president pence because of his views on -- >> i don't want my olympics to be about mike pence. i want it to be about my amazing skating and being america''s sweetheart. >> japanese skater the first to be suspended for failing doping. insisting the violation was unintentional. >> norway leading the way with 11. netherlands and canada tied with ten. germany has nine. the usa currently with six, and france with five. chris, of note, team usa's decorated speed skais skater shawn any davis who voiced
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situation. david chalian is with us. today he has the meeting with the national sheriff's association, the president does, and other law enforcement. obviously they're on the front lines of getting domestic violence calls and responding to them. it would be the perfect venue and setup to talk about statistics for domestic violence and appear to sound as if he's on the side of the victims. is there any chance that the trump white house takes this advice from anita dunn? >> i love when you ask me to predict the unpredictable. i don't know. first of all, i would add one more piece of advice. he should only do that if he actually believes that. >> why? if he did it, don't you think it would silence some of the talk around why he's not speaking out against domestic violence? >> i think president's most successful communication strategy when they're speaking their true feelings about something. yes, i do think speaking out against this is the right thing to do, and this criticism that
has been hounding the white house now for days that we are to believe the spin coming out about the president being upset, it just doesn't square with everything we know about this president. when he's upset about something, he makes it known himself in his own voice on his twitter feed. that hasn't happened here. >> also, it's not going to go away. domestic violence matters too much in this country criminally. it is a cultural scourge. as long as the media stays on its game and doesn't get distracted, eventually he's going to have to clear this up. there's plenty to distract. you have the immigration debate going on. you have this beguiling budget proposal that they just came up with which basically says, yes, we're republicans, but we're going to explode the deficit and we don't think it will matter to our voters. are they right? >> they are somewhat. i think voters care a lot more about their personal finances at the kitchen table than they care
about the country's finances at large. i think it's hard sometimes for voters to connect the two. obviously there are fiscal conservatives out there where budgetary matters are primary, but they're very few and far between. it's just not a primary voting issue for most voters heading to the polls. there is -- you are right to note, chris, this has been a sort of republican rallying cry for quite some time. so there is some danger in sort of depressing your base. but again, this does not rank -- in fact, it ranks near the bottom, not the top of voters' priorities. >> it is interesting though. no price to be paid politically you think for deficit exploding and for hypocrisy? >> the hypocrisy piece, i think a little more of a potential price. i don't think the core of advertising coming from democrats in the fall is going to be calling out members of congress on the republican side for being hypocrites. hypocrisy doesn't wear well.
it's not a feature you want to be campaigning on or be tagged with. i think that we are likely to see the midterms turn on issues more about health care, overall tax reform than on the budgetary issues. >> of course, one party has not corn erd the market on hypocrisy. sometimes when it's so naked, it's just amazing to watch it play out. >> maybe so. it's got to be something that resonates with people. people think pocketbook and wallet first, that's true. the deficit, you don't pay for it directly, so i get that. i get why it ranks low. >> people tend to think short term not long term. >> i get it. it makes sense. their exigencies are about themselves and their kids. i get it. immigration, do you think they'll get a deal done before march 5, and do you think march 5 is a real deadline? >> well, the president seems to suggest, at least the chief of staff does, that march 5 is a real deadline. a couple weeks ago the president
was floating the possibility of extending it. all sides keep saying they want a deal here, chris. that leads me to think there are people from everywhere trying to work out a deal here. but this process does not seem one to invite a real deal because with this open amendment process that mitch mcconnell has promised, everything that can get added could be one person's poison pill, might be one person's great amendment. it gets hard to get legislation to get through both chambers. >> he controls what amendments make it onto the bill. proposing and it being added are two very different things. >> he's saying anything that gets 60 votes gets added. >> david chalian, thank you very much for "the bottom line." how about a little "good stuff" next? >> okay. how do you win at business?
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they was pretty low on food. >> instead, the officers bought them groceries and delivered them to them. turns out the boy's family is low on cash and food because of a flood that nearly destroyed their home. now thanks to the officers, contractors are even coming in to help out. >> first i thought they was bad guys. they're good people. >> stealing is wrong. imagine if instead of criminalizing need, you saw this more often. >> by the way, it changed his impression of the police which is really, really helpful. time for cnn "newsroom" with john berman. >> good morning everyone. john berman here. we are minutes away from what could be high drama on capitol hill and a rare public update on aspects of the russia investigation. you're looking at live pictures right here from the senate intelligence committee hearing. in just moments we'll hear from three intelligence chiefs who have already been interviewed by special counsel robert