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don't intend, at this stage, to send the full, unredacted report to the committee. >> the attorney general set to answer questions about how much of the full report americans can see. >> i'm not afraid of being fired at all. >> president trump's treasury secretary says no one is telling him what to do concerning the president's release of tax returns. locked in a tie with the man
who wants to replace him in an election that is too close to call. another bomb cyclone could drop a blizzard from denver to the dakotas. tens of millions under a wind or weather advisory in america today. we mentioned denver earlier. it was 80 degrees on tuesday. it will fall into the 20s today. good morning, welcome to "early today," i'm dave briggs. >> it eem christine romans. we start with bill barr being grilled. most of it focused on robert mueller's russia investigation. democrats demanding to know what is in the report, how much barr will release and when. >> my original timetable of being able to release this by
mid april stands. so, i think that, from my standpoint, by the -- within a week, i'll be in a position to release to the public. i don't intend, at this stage, to send the full, unredacted report to the committee. >> he says there will be four redactions, color coded for convenience. grand jury material, classified information, material related to ongoing investigations and what he calls information that harms the privacy and reputational interest of peripheral third parties. >> did the white house see the report before you released your s summarizing letter? has the white house seen it since then. have they been briefed on what
was in the summarizing letter to the judiciary committee? >> i said what i'm going to say about the report today. i'm not going to say anything more about it until the report is out and everyone has a chance to look at it. >> a notable exchange there. house democrats planning to waste no time seeking the full mueller report as soon as they receive the redacted version. >> congress has need of the entire report, including the grand jury material, including everything. i presume we are going to get the redacted report within a week. when we do so, if we don't get everything, we will issue the subpoena and go to court. >> democrats highly critical of barr's refusal to release grand jury material from the full report. adam schiff comparing barr to the late and zealous attack dog
lawyer, roy comb, a one-time mentor for the young donald trump. >> that's a betrayal of what he promised. it is what he was hired to do. it is concerning. >> republicans, meantime, dismissing the need for the full and unredacted report assuming the summary matches the redaction. >> it's over for me, unless there's something in the report that suggests mueller did not say there was no collusion or did not find -- if he says, you know, i can't decide on obstruction, you decide, the decision by barr is okay with me. if the report indicates no collusion found by mueller, that's it. done. over, for me. >> the attorney general is supporting the trump
administration's decision not to defend obamacare. he was concerned about taking a position that could lead tens of millions of americans uninsured. here is how he responded. >> do you think it's likely we are going to prevail? >> if you prevail, you are devoting resources of your department is there not. >> we are in litigation. if you think it's an outrageous position, you have nothing to worry about. let the courts do their job. >> they sided with red states seeking to strike down the entire affordable care act. the white house said only parts of it were unconstitutional. today is the deadline to turn over president trump's tax returns. steve mnuchin saying they have
consult consulted with the white house about the request. no one in the trump administration is telling him what to do. >> i have had no direct conversations with the president or anybody else in the white house about this. our legal department has consulted with the white house as they would and as i believe would be normal. that is not taking direction from the white house. i don't view that as interference, was not specific to the president, anything related to the president's tax returns other than the expectation. >> you are not afraid you will be fired if you release the returns? >> i'm not afraid of being fired at all. >> mnuchin and waters got into a verbal spat when the treasury secretary talked about leaving the hearing to keep a previous appointment. >> president trump refuting
reports they are looking at a policy that tears apart families at the southern border. he blamed the obama administration for beginning it. it is a claim that is misleading, at best. we have more from the white house. >> christine and dave, president trump ruled out his administration will attempt to bring back their policy of separating children from their parents at the border. the president was responding to a question about reports, including from cnn that the president's aides were deliberating on the idea of giving the migrants what they are calling a binary choice to either stay with their children in detention indefinitely or allow their children to remain in the united states while they are deported at the border. the president did not say that wasn't being deliberated, he said it wasn't going to be done. he acknowledged this was a policy he believed would deter
immigrants from coming up to the united states southern border. >> once you don't have it, you see many more people coming. they are coming like it's a picnic. let's go to disney land. president obama separated children. they had child separation. i was the one that changed it. >> reporter: a senior administration official adds this policy was being done but not ready for operational effectiveness. they had not figured out how to make it work on the ground and advocates saying it would probably be illegal and subject to the same legal challenges the previous policy faced. christine and dave? backlog at the border. the white house reassigned hundreds of border agents away from customs and toward immigration duties. they say now there is a backlog at the border. >> the border security
humanitarian crisis at the southwest border has hip l effects. suspended services negatively affect the supply chain. businesses that rely on the products and ultimately the consumer. >> wait time is monday for cargo processing in el paso, about four hours waiting to go through the legal lanes of traffic here. last year, wait times were less than 15 minutes. the bridge of america's cargo lane closed saturday. kfox said some businesses in el paso did not receive their imports because of the delays. they will be closed every saturday until further notice because of the reassignment of agents. truck and rail routes carry $1.7 billion in goods every day across the border. u.s. manufactures have supply chains that crisscross.
any delay hurts american factories and workers. we are looking to see if the autoindustry has delays in manufacturing because of a delay in getting shipments. another top ranking homeland security official bites the dust. claire grady, the number two at dhs was next to leave. her departure paves the way for kevin mcaleenan to leave. >> i never said i'm cleaning house. i don't know who came up with that expression. we have a lot of great people over there. >> the change comes as the president signals a tougher line on stopping the flood of migrants at the u.s./mexico border. the race for prime minister in israel is too close to count. benjamin netanyahu's party is
ahead of the former general benny gantz's blue and white party. both sides already claimed victory. let's turn to michael holmes, live in jerusalem. we knew it was going to be a nail biter. the polling, neck in neck. when will we know? >> reporter: well, it could be days before all of this is sorted out. you know, you have that bizarre situation, the sight of both leaders appearing before their supporters. both claiming victory. any one of them could be right. benjamin netanyahu does appear to have the easier path to forming a coalition. he looks like he is going to have enough support from the parties to reach the magic number of 61. in fact, some projections have him 65-55 advantage over the blue and white party.
gantz would have to get defections of traditional allies. that could happen, deals are being done, promises, no doubt being made. it is a long shot. it is fair to say mr. netanyahu, at the moment, is favored to be the one asked to form a coalition. not, however, a done deal just yet. christine. >> michael holmes for us in jerusalem. thank you so much, sir. the question moving forward, if netanyahu wins, can he pass a law preventing him from being prosecuted for corruption? s he's been railing against millionaires for years. bernie sanders is, in fact, a millionaire. what does the democratic socialist have to say about that? narrowly escaping death when a power pole comes crashing down on their car.
wild, spring weather. an april blizzard from denver to the dakotas. >> christine, david, good morning. what a pattern here when it comes to the significance of the storm system in the western u.s., the plains. we have winter weather watches, warnings and blizzard warnings in place. it includes denver metro for the afternoon and evening. of course blizzard warnings, blizzard conditions are imminent. by the afternoon hours, certainly the likelihood is across eastern colorado, nebraska and kansas. quiet conditions this morning. the elements will come together in the next 18-24 hours. the perspective in this region, significant snowfall. the interstate is going to be severe. the band of activity shifts to
tuper midwest wednesday night to thursday morning. minneapolis could see one of the snowiest days for the month of april on record if seven inches come down. that is what is in store. the background of the dakotas there, upwards of two feet possible. guys? >> two feet in mid-april. thanks. bernie has big bucks. democratic socialist bernie sanders confirming he is a millionaire and offering no apologies. he says the cash came from the best selling book "our revolution." of course sanders has been critical of the upper crust in the past. >> billionaires and millionaires afford hundreds of millions of dollars into the political process supporting republican candidates and today is pay back time for them. the bulk of the benefits in this
legislation that turn people into millionaires and billionaires. you don't give, as trump wants the tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. >> sanders plans to release ten years of tax returns on or before monday. when asked about the growing nest egg, he says if you write a best selling book, you can become a millionaire, too. jay inslee tonight at 10:00 on cnn. academy of pediatrics calling for the recall of fisher-price's rock 'n play. the consumer products safety commission is asking customers to stop using the rock and play sleeper if their children are
able to roll over. they say that warning does not go far enough. they are asking stores to remove the product from shelves. >> this is important. so many people think you are being safe when you put your baby in. the point is accidental suffocation of a baby that can roll over. the soft fabric on the sides. a doctor says a baby should be on their back, no soft bedding. the commission is not mandating this be taken off the shelves, they are working with the manufacturer to take it off the shelf. >> this is a chair your kid may be sleeping in right now. i know mine did. caught on video, a seattle couple narrowly escaping death as a power pole falls and crushes their car, with them inside. they were trapped in their ford edge. they were lucky to have survived
with only minor injuries. >> the car could blow up. all kinds of things were going through my head. >> if it hit the windshield or sunroof, the power lines would have come inside the car. if it had been off center to one side of the other, it would have collapsed the roof on top of us. >> either the luckiest day or unluckiest day of their lives. the pole was one of 26 that fell. it's unclear why. the poles passed full inspection three years ago. ahead, did ted cruz jinx texas tech? the tweet that cost the team a national championship. could danny and sandy ride again in a new grease movie? ♪ the biggest week in television is back!
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now through april 14. texas senator ted cruz is getting ripped across social media. for once, it's not about his politics. texas tech fans say he gave the team the kiss of death in the national championship game with this tweet. cruz posted a selfie with 35 seconds left in the game. texas tech up by one point. of course, they went on to lose to virginia in overtime. cruz later tweeted about a heart-breaking loss and congratulated them on an historic season. the fans were unforgiving accusing him or jinxing it. a prequell to the 1978
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report to the committee. >> the attorney general set to face more questions today about how much of the mueller report americans can see. >> i'm not afraid of being fired at all. >> president trump's treasury secretary insists no one is telling him what to do about releasing the president's tax returns. the prime minister locked in time with a man who wants to replace him. doctors urging the immediate recall of an infant sleeper. it links to 32 baby deaths. good morning. i'm christine romans. >> we begin in the nation's capitol where attorney general bill barr is back on capitol hill this morning. yesterday, he was grilled by a subcommittee for hours. most of it focused on robert
mueller's russia investigation. democrats are demanding to know what is in the russia report, how much barr will release and when. >> my original timetable of being able to release this by mid april stands. so, i think that, from my standpoint, by, within a week, i will be in a position to release it to the public. i don't intend, at this stage, to send the full, unredacted report to the committee. >> barr says there will be four types of redactions in it, color coded for convenience, grand jury material, classified information related to ongoing investigations in what he calls information that harms the privacy and reputational interest of peripheral third
parties. barr refused to say if he has given the white house a sneak peek of the mueller report. >> did the white house see the report before you released your summarizing letter? has the white house seen it since then? have they been briefed on the contents beyond what was in your summarizing letter to the judiciary committee? >> i have said what i'm going to say about the report today. i'm not going to say anything more about it until the report is out and everyone has a chance to look at it. >> house democrats say they will quickly seek the full mueller report as soon as they receive attorney general barr's redacted version. >> congress has need of the entire report, including the grand jury material and everything. i presume we are going to get the redacted report within a week. if we don't get everything, we
will issue a subpoena and go to court. >> house intelligence chairman, adam schiff comparing barr to the attack dog lawyer roy cone, one-time mentor to donald trump. >> i think it's betrayal of what he promised in his confirmation, but what he was hired to do. the president wanted his own roy cone and he got one. it is deeply concerning. >> republicans dismissing the need for the full report assuming the four-page summery matches the redacted version. >> it's over for me, unless the there's something in the report that suggests mueller did not say there was no collusion or he did not find -- if he says, you know, i can't decide on obstruction, you decide, the decision by barr is okay with me. if the report indicates no
collusion found by mueller, that's it. done. over, for me. >> the attorney general is also supporting the trump administration's decision not to defend obamacare. barr was questioned about the justice department taking a decision that could leave tens of millions of americans uninsured. here is how he responded. >> do you think it's likely we are going to prevail? >> if you prevail, you are devoting scarce resources to that effort, are you not attorney general? >> we are in litigation. we have to take a position. if you think it's an outrageous position, you have nothing to worry about. let the courts do their job. >> a stunning reversal last month, the administration sided with rhett states to strike down the entire affordable care act. they indicated only parts of obamacare were unconstitutional. turn over president trump's
tax returns to congress. treasury secretary steve mnuchin admitting they have consulted with the white house about the request. that set off a fiery exchange with congresswoman maxine waters he insisted no one in the trump administration is telling him what to do. >> i have had no direct conversations with the president or anybody else in the white house about this. our legal department consulted with the white house as they would and as i believe would be normal. that is not taking direction from the white house. i don't view that as interference, was not specific to the president or anything related to the president's tax returns other than the expectation of getting this request. >> you are not afraid you will be fired if you release the returns? >> well, i'm not afraid of being fired at all. >> mnuchin and waters spars when he insisted on leaving the
hearing to keep a previous appointment. president trump refuting reports they are looking at a policy that tears apart families at the southern border. he said obama administration started that policy. that is misleading, at best. we have more from the white house. >> reporter: christine and dave, president trump ruled out his administration will attempt to bring back the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. the president was responding to a question about reports that the president's aides were deliberating on an idea of giving these migrants what they are calling a binary choice, to either stay with their children in detention indefinitely or allow their children to remain in the united states while they are deported at the border. the president did not say that wasn't being deliberated. he said it wasn't going to be done. he did, also, acknowledge this
was a policy he believed would deter immigrants from coming up to central america and the united states' southern border. >> i tell you something, once krou don't have, that's why you see many more people coming. they are coming like it's a picnic. president obama separated children. they had child separation. i was the one who changed it. >> reporter: a senior administration official said it was deliberated in the administration, but not ready for operational effectiveness. they had not figured out how to make it work on the ground. they are saying it would probably be illegal and subject to the legal challenges the previous policy faced. christine and dave? >> thank you for that. homeland ranking official gone. claire grady, the number two at dhs is gone. she was next in line to replace kristjen neilson and she was
forced out. kevin mcaleenan is now up. >> i never said i'm cleaning house. i don't know who came up with that expression. we have a lot of great people over there. >> the president signals a tougher line on stopping the flooding of people. >> the race for prime minister of israel, too close to call at this hour. 90% of the votes have been counted. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the putin party is ahead of benny gantz's blue and white party by fewer than 13,000 votes. both sides claiming victory. michael, what are you seeing? >> reporter: hey, dave. it could be days before it is all sorted out. quite extraordinary last evening watching both leaders, both main leaders, benjamin netanyahu and
benny gantz claiming victory. only one of them is going to be right, of course. it appears benjamin netanyahu has the easier path. benjamin netanyahu looking like he could be, yet, again, the ultimate survival. he is cunning, politically, ruthless, really. his opponent had plenty of credentials in security, but no political experience. when it comes to benjamin netanyahu, he's likely to be able to cobble together a coalition based on how the party stands at the moment. there's an interesting aspect of this. benjamin netanyahu faces multip multiple corruption charges. there's a possible indictment coming down the line. if this was a referendum, many portrayed it. face it, he got more in this
election than in the last election, even though his legal troubles were large on the horizon. whether the president calls on benjamin netanyahu to form a coalition remains to be seen, certainly pointing that way. in the last couple of hours, benny gantz saying he has not given up, yet, on being able to form a government. we shall see. >> personal and political future on the line. thank you. $4 gas is nearly a reality for many americans. new data from aaa shows the average price for a gallon is $2.75, up 11% in a month. the average price above three bucks a gallon in california, hawaii, washington, oregon and alaska. it's creeping near $4 in california. the regular price is up 5% there, $3.83 a gallon in the last week. what is going on here? the price of crude oil is up
51%. opec taking 1 million barrels off the market, maintenance issues in refineries, flooding affected ethanol. a surge of violence contributing to the rise. this is important. president trump looks at job market, the stock market and gas prices as important barometers of how people feel about the economy. he's got to be irritated in that rise. ahead, railing against millionaires for years. now, bernie sanders is one of them. what is the democratic socialist have to say about that? audible members know listening has the power to change us make us better parents, better leaders, better people. and there's no better place to listen than audible. with audible you get a credit good for any audiobook and exclusive fitness and wellness programs.
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pediatrics calling for the immediate recall of fisher-price rock 'n play sleeper. fisher-price does not believe the deaths were caused by the products. consumer product safety chigs is asking you to stop using it if your children are able to roll over. they say that warning does not go far enough. it is demanding stores remove this product from shelves. the measles outbreak triggered a public health emergency in new york city. that means anyone who is unvaccinated in specific parts of brooklyn will be required to get the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine or face a $1,000 fine. the mayor is determined to stop the outbreak in a community in williamsburg. >> it is not our hope or goal to issue a violation. we want to simply solve the problem. the goal is to send a message
people need to act immediately to get vaccinated and vaccination is available readily here in the neighborhood and throughout the city. >> there are 285 measles cases in new york. there were just two cases in all of 2017. health officials are particularly worried about the outbreak fueled by measles parties when anti-vaxers expose their children to other kids with measles to build up immunity. >> bernie has bucks. democratic socialist bernie sanders confirming he is a millionaire and offering no apologies. the vermont senator says the cash came from his best selling book. sanders, in the past has been critical of rich people. >> billionaires and millionaires have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the political process supporting republican
candidates. today is payback time for them. >> the bulk of the benefits in this legislation by a large profitable corporations. my view is, you don't give, as trump wants, huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. >> he plans to release tax returns. when asked about the growing nest egg, he said if you write a best selling book, you can be a millionaire, too. >> what he paid on the royalties. bizarre capitol hill spat you have to see to believe. >> let's be clear, you are instructing me, you are ordering me to stay here. >> no, i'm not ordering you. i said you may leave anytime you want. r postage. i remember setting up shipstation. one or two clicks and everything was up and running. i was printing out labels and saving money. shipstation saves us so much time. it makes it really easy and seamless.
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go online to learn more. serious fireworks at a house hearing tuesday. treasure secretary steve mnuchin and congresswoman max ian waters got into a spat when he insisted on leaving the hearing due to an appointment. >> i have sat here over three hour and 15 minutes. i told you i will come back. i don't believe we are sitting here negotiating when i will come back. how long would you like me to come back next time? i told you, i will accommodate you. >> i appreciate that and i appreciate you reminding us on the length of time. i have the gavel at this point. if you wish to leave, you may.
>> can you clarify that for me? >> yes. clarify -- if you wish to leave, you may. >> we are dismissed, is that correct? >> if you wish to leave, you may leave. >> i don't understand what you are saying. >> you are wasting your time. remember you have a foreign dignitary in your office. >> i would just say the previous add min -- the republicans did not treat the secretary of treasury this way. if this is the way you want to treat me, i will rethink whether i voluntarily come back here to testify, which i have offered to do. >> mr. secretary, i want you to know that no other secretary has ever told us the day before that they were going to limit their time in the way you are doing. if you want to use them as examples, you have acted differently than they have acted and as i have said, if you wish
to leave, you may. >> if you would wish to keep me here so i don't have my important meeting and continue to grill me, then we can do that, i will cancel my meeting and will not be back here. i will be very clear, if that's the way you would like to have this relationship. >> thank you. the gentleman, the secretary has agreed to stay. please cancel your meeting and respect our time. who is next on my list. >> you are instructing me to say here and i should cancel -- >> no, you made me an offer. >> no, i didn't -- >> you made me an offer i accepted. let's be clear. you are instructing me, ordering me to stay here. >> no, i'm not ordering you. i'm responding. i said you may leave anytime you want. you said okay. if that's what you want to do, i'll cancel my appointment and i'll stay here. i'm responding to your request, if that's what you want to do. >> that's not what i want to do.
>> what would you like to do. >> i thought it was respectful you would let me leave at 5:15. >> you may go anytime you want. >> please dismiss everybody. i believe you are supposed to take the gravel and bang it. >> please do not instruct me on how to conduct this committee. >> how about that. m max sooen waters has been a critic of donald trump. let's take a look at markets, mixed on global growth and trade tensions between the u.s. and eu. new trade tensions on wall street. futures pointing higher here. not much. slightly higher ahead of the federal reserve march minutes. the dow fell 190 points. the average dragged down by boeing. they are down 1.5%. american airlines finished down 1.6% after cutting the forecast because of the grounding of the
boeing 737 max fleet. the s&p 500 snapped what has been a resilient eight-day streak. the nasdaq down a little as well. trade is slowing. the international monetary fund warning the global economy is in a, quote delicate moment. they cut to 3.3% down from 3.5%. growth is slowing, but imf says a pick up is on the horizon. it's expected to recover next year unless policy missteps get in the way. the main priority is to resolve trade disagreements without raising distortion ny barriers. the bank announced they are raising minimum wage to $20 an hour. paychecks will be raised to 17
bucks an hour may 1st and rise until 2021. this is as u.s. employers are competing in a tight labor market. bank of america declined further comment on the increase. interesting to me because people say the federal government shouldn't raise the minimum wage. that depresses hiring. companies are raising minimum wage because they need to attract and retain. >> a tight labor market. "early today" continues right now. >> don't intend, at this stage, to send the full, unredacted report to the committee. >> the attorney general set to face more questions today about how much of the mueller report they can see. >> i'm not afraid of being fired at all. >> president trump's treasury
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