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activated. whole thing false alarm and passenge passengers and crew are safe. i'm brooke baldwin. thanks for being with me. we'll see you tomorrow. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we have breaking news in the house impeachment inquiry. the house of representatives released more than 300 pages of testimony in which the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine bill taylor consistently and in detail describes the trump white house pushing the ukrainians in what taylor sees as a quid pro quo. a white house meeting and hundreds of million dollars in aid for ukraine only if the ukrainian government announced investigations that trump clearly saw as helpful to him. taylor testified that president trump's point man in the administration on ukraine gordon sondland, quote, told me that president trump had told him that he wants ukraine president
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zelensky to investigate burisma and interference in the 2016 election. burisma is the ukrainian company on which joe biden's son hunter served on the board. he testified, that is my understanding. security assistance money would not come until the president of ukraine committed to pursue the investigation question. so if they don't do this, they won't get that. was your understanding? taylor, yes, sir. question. are you aware that quid pro quo means this for that. i am. and he describes an odd shi-- a odd situation by stating that something is not a quid pro quo, this for that, that that negates it being one. president trump was adam ant that president zelensky has h to clear things up and in public and president trump said it was not a quid and sondland said if
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this is not a quid pro quo and if he didn't clear things up in public, we would be at a stalemate. and i understand a stalemate to mean ukraine would not receive the much-needed military assistance. to state the obvious, declaring something to not be what it clearly is does not change what it clearly is. the house announced today that bill taylor will be among the first to testify publicly next week. so starting on wednesday, key witnesses will be under oath in public. cnn's alex marquardt has the story. >> reporter: it is among the most -- explosive testimony yet in the impeachment inquiry and now the deposition of bill taylor, the most senior u.s. diplomat in ukraine gives a damning on the ground perspective. he told lawmakers it is his clear understanding security assistance money would not come until ukrainian president zelensky committed to pursue the investigation. meaning into the bidens and the 2016 election.
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taylor added, it was also clear that this condition was driven by the irregular policy channel i had come to understand was guided by rudy giuliani. it was also giuliani, according to taylor, who came up with the idea of demanding that the president zelensky publicly declare he would investigate the ukrainian company burisma that joe biden's son hunter had been on the board of. >> i think you will see in the transcript what a dedicated public servant ambassador taylor is. someone who graduated from west point, someone who served in vietnam, someone who is, i think, performing another vital service for the country in relating the facts that came to his attention. >> reporter: taylor testified that he was told about a meeting on september 1st between the u.s. ambassador to the european union gordon sondland and a top aide to president zelensky in which sondland told the aide the security assistance money would not come until president
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zelensky committed to pursue the burisma investigation. everything was dependent on such an announcement. days prior taylor wrote a first-person cable to secretary of state mike pompeo describing the folly i saw in with holding military aid to ukraine at a time when hostility was still active in the east and russia is watching closely to gauge the level of american support for the ukrainian government. taylor was embarrassed he couldn't tell the ukrainians why the aid was held up and prepared to resign. despite the concerns, taylor admitted he never talked to the president. >> even though he didn't speak with the president, he was dealing with the people the president was giving orders to. and all the while taking meticulous notes. jake, taylor provided details testimony referring to the notes and told lawmakers he's always been a careful note taker and writing in a note book after conversations and phone calls which is why when you read this,
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it reads like a diary, jake. >> thanks so much. let's chew over this. and laura i want to start from one section of the testimony that i found interesting. question, is your testimony that, hey, you don't make these public statements about these two political investigations we want, you're not getting this meeting? you make these statements and you get the meeting. you don't make the statements you don't. is that your understanding of the state affairs in july of 2019 and ambassador taylor's response is yes. that's pretty directly a quid pro quo. that is we'll give you this, that your country needs, in exchange for this, which the president wants for political reasons here at home. >> right. and we heard about taylor outlining multiple examples of quid pro quo when he first testified before the full transcript was released and now americans get to read it with their own eyes and then again in a week's time he's going to publicly testify we are told. so that could potentially result in a shift in the american
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public's view of whether or not trump should be impeached. >> they haven't seen him speak. if they take the measure in -- and respond to this. lee zeldin, republican of new york, one of the strongest defenders is in the testimony asking questions as republicans got to participate in this process. and he drills down on the fact that taylor himself never spoke directly with president trump. he asked whether taylor has firsthand knowledge of the investigation and he asked where was this condition coming from if you are not sure it is coming from the president. taylor, i think it was coming from mr. giuliani. and republicans are saying, look he doesn't have any firsthand information and all comes from sondland and volker and others intermediaries but nothing directly from trump. >> and that is why the pieces start to come together which i hope they do a good job of laying out next week because we have plenty of instances where taylor said that they were told, you deal with giuliani. he's the guy.
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he's the one. he's the channel. so you can't have it both ways. you can't say well since you didn't talk directly to the president, how do you know when he could say i was told to deal with giuliani and this is what i was told we were supposed to do and he participated in enough calls and meetings to know what was going on. >> and the president's spokesperson described this or maybe kellyanne conway, but they said this is a grown-up male version of telephone. there isn't any firsthand accounts from people who talked to president trump. >> what they're trying to do is disqualify characters in the story. and let's be honest, for the public to keep track there is a lot of names and people you don't know. envoy and ambassador here and i'm concerned that the democrats aren't telling a good story for the public. it is like adam schiff is saying, well let the american people decide. we have these people testifying and hope you can watch the ten hours of testimony we're going to film without ever explaining what was going on here. we're fighting about quid pro
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quo, extortion. the bottom line is donald trump was trying to cheat to win another election. that is atory line the democrats have not zoned in on but they keep thinking we'll have another person testify and they'll make the case for us. that is never going to happen. republicans have always told a more compelling if dishonest story this is a deep state coupe seek -- state coup. >> and the standard is conduct unbecoming. >> but it could disqualify one of the person from the -- >> and here is the thing. that is what they're trying and why shift has built this case toward the idea of course there will be public hearings. each of the individuals who are testifying in public next week, these are serious who are not going to -- >> the big six, pence, pompeo, mulvaney and others are not
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saying a thing. >> i think the house will vote to impeach president trump. we don't know that for a fact until the vote happens but i think in all likelihood that will happen. the question is, is the senate, controlled by republicans, going to do anything other than not vote to convict? and is the release of all of this testimony this week and it has been damning and suggests a quid pro quo, has it changed the mind of one republican senator? >> i think it changed the strategy of the republican senators. they've moved from saying the president did nothing wrong and the president is innocent to yes, he did it but it is not impeachable and we'll have an election in a year and let the voters decide so they've changed a strategy but they are breaking from him in the fact they're not saying that this was a perfect call as the president has said. they said they have been uncomfortable with the way the president conducted himself on the call and the fact there was this quid pro quo and they're not comfortable with the fact that military aid that they had voted on and approved was being held up by the president for
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apparent political ends but they are willing to back the president in terms of saying, you know, we're going to vote to not impeach you and not have you removed from office because we don't think it is as big of a problem as the democrats think it is. that is where we are. >> and amanda, taylor detailed secondhand informations from sond lond he said he talked to president trump achd president trump was adamant that president zelensky had to clear it up and in public. president trump said it was not a quid pro quo. this is one of the most interesting things about this case. president trump seems to think that by saying this is not a mug, this is not a mug, that somehow magically makes this not a mug. >> i think we need to not pay attention to exactly the moving pieces here. and again, go back to what donald trump was trying to do. he wanted a sham investigation. he was calling a country to manufacture some kind of smear against biden. we talk about the investigations like they're taking something
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legitimate. i remember the republican campaign when the "national enquirer" published a picture of ted cruz's dad saying he published jfk. they're looking for a grainy photo or not anything real. >> and next week they will hear from bill taylor and marie yovanovitch ambassador kicked out of her job because of misinformation coming from various ukrainians and rudy giuliani. tomorrow could be -- or next week rather could be much more problematic for the white house than these hundreds of pages that only the likes of us are reading. >> it could be into what amanda said. democrats to this point have been conducting everything behind closed doors because that is the stage of the investigation they've been at. so there is a big question about how they proceed from next week moving forward. and how they carry out that very public case of trying to lay this out to the american people and connect all of the dots in a way that they haven't so far because, again, all of this information is pretty much
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overload and when you are on the trail you don't hear about it at all. >> but here is the thing. if you think about it, we started and heard about what people supposedly said in their testimony, right. then the testimony -- so we heard it again now that the testimony has been released. then we're going to hear it again next week when they actually get to say it. so there has been some amount of repetition and that is what donald trump is living on. social psychology said if you say a lie over and over enough times people start to believe it. that is clearly how he's made his millios and run his fortune. so that is what he's trying to do. i think democrats are trying to put -- plant those seeds for people so that, again, we all hope, i hope next week it lays out to a story that is easy for people to follow. >> we should also know that with all of the complaints from house republicans about selective leaks the media coverage has pretty much bourne scrutiny when it comes to what was said in the deposition, the media stories a week or two ago were completely
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released by president trump unless investigations into the bidens and the 2016 election were launched by ukraine. joining me now to discuss is democratic senator mazie hirono of hawaii serving on the senate judiciary and armed services committee. thanks for joining me. i want to read this one section of the taylor testimony. quote, that was my clear understanding taylor said. security assistance money would not come until the president of ukraine committed to pursue the investigation. question, so if they don't do this, they are not going to get that, was your understanding? taylor, yes, sir. question, are you aware quid pro quo literally means this for that. taylor, i am. and republicans are noting that taylor never spoke to president trump about -- or even rudy giuliani about this. how do you respond? >> the complaint which first brought to light that the president engaged in this kind of what it turns out to be quid
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pro quo has been collaborated by taylor, by others. and here is the republicans -- they just can't deal with the substance of what the president did. so they're doing all kinds of things to muddy the waters. >> senator, republicans continue to argue that no one has testified that president trump explicitly said they knew to do this in order to get that. and so what is the response? actually, take a listen to what senator lindsey graham had to say just yesterday. >> if the president of ukraine says that he keeps saying, no, i did not feel that i had to do anything to get the aid, how you could have a quid pro quo when the person who is the subject of the pro said it didn't happen. >> so, i mean, what is your response to senator graham. he said how do you have a quid pro quo when the person who the
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subject of the quo said it didn't happen. >> do you expect the president of ukraine, which is so dependent on this $400 million of u.s. money to fight russia, do you really expect the president to jeopardize his relationship with the united states by saying, oh, yeah, your president is a crook. i don't think so. so we look to other credible testimony. that is what we have. other credible testimony that says that the president shook down the president of another country to get dirt on his political opponents. >> in the first answer you talked about the whistle-blower who is -- whose complaint has largely proven to be accurate according to the other witnesses. today you introduced a resolution to protect the identity of the whistle-blower. as you know, there are a number of prominent conservatives including donald trump jr. trying to out the whistle-blower. republicans are demanding that he or she come forward publicly.
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take a listen to senator graham once again. >> i think it is impossible to go forward without knowing who the whistle-blower is. the reason that you have whistle-blower statutes is to protect people from reprisal, from being fired. not give them anonymity in legal proceedings. >> so what is your response to that? >> we have responsible protection statues so they don't get fired or retaliated by the way the president himself has threatened the whistle-blower. so it is to prevend those kind of actions against the whistle-blower and the whole point of the whistle-blower statute is to protect the whistle-blower through anonymity and what the republicans are doing and their minions of the president and going after the whistle-blower is just another massive diversion, which, by the way, undercuts the whistle-blower statute which required federal employees to come forward to report wrong
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doing in government since 1789. and there is a reason that we want our federal employees who are in the best position to see wrongdoing in our federal government to come forward without being threatened or retaliated against or god knows what all. so they are undermining the whistle-blower statute and they don't have to because, one, they don't want to acknowledge we don't need this whistle-blower because their content has been corroborated. they yap about how this is all secret. well guess what next week it is public and starting with taylor and other people who have testified. the depositions have been released. it is all out in the open and the house is going to enable the president to participate in their proceedings. so that is gone from there, so now they off the whistle-blower and what is next? are they going to say the president did it, so what? i call this a so-what defense.
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it is like the twinkie defense, it is ridiculous. so i think they're running out of steam to tell you the truth. but to attack the whistle-blower, that cannot be. that is why i put in a resolution today to have us acknowledge that just as we require federal employees to come forward to report, we have a responsibility to protect them when they do and this report. >> it was deemed credible and urgent. >> senator rand paul has called on the media to report the name of the whistle-blowers and there are republicans in the building who are standing in who said they might come forward and name the whistle-blower. is that against the law. >> i wish there was a law, that is on point, but to me if you require people to come forward, there are several protections and maybe it doesn't protect the whistle-blower against irresponsible members of congress who want to out the whistle-blower. then maybe we need that kind of very specific law. but one would hope that you
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don't need such a law to remind us of our responsibility that when someone comes forward as we expect them to do, and it is credible and it is urgent, that we will look to the substance and we have looked to the substance, at least the house has and the substance has been corroborated. >> senator mazie hirono, democrat from hawaii. thank you. next week the impeachment inquiry will go public and president trump's team is concerned about one specific witness. we'll tell you who. stay with us. celebrating a successful business trip together is easy, if you're staying at holiday inn. we're there. so you can be too.
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so one week from today the house of representatives will begin public hearings in the house impeachment inquiry. big witness on day one, bill taylor. who serves as the top diplomat in ukraine right now and in testimony released today said he was told that president trump was the one pushing the quid pro quo. aid to ukraine in exchange for investigating the bidens and as kaitlan collins reports the white house is particularly concerned about the impact of taylor's testimony. >> we will begin our opening hearings in the impeachment inquiry next week. >> reporter: with a date set for the first public hearings in the
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impeachment inquiry, the white house is bracing itself. >> beginning with testimony of ambassador taylor and kenton wednesday. >> reporter: all three witnesses on schedule have already testified behind closed doors. but now the democrats will be making their case for impeaching president trump in public. sources tell cnn white house officials appear the most concerned about bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine who told lawmakers there was an to a transcript released today.- the president has tried to dismiss taylor's word before. >> he's a never trumper and his lawyer is a never trumper. >> reporter: but there is no proof of that. some say it will be difficult to discredit the west point graduate and vietnam veteran still on the job but some allies are trying. >> someone told someone that i told someone that someone else knew about this in a different meeting. >> reporter: the president
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allies are seeking to discredit his bast to the european union a republican donor turned diplomat who gave a million dollars to trump's inauguration. gordon sondland revised his testimony to reveal a september conversation where he told a top ukrainian aid the resumption of u.s. aid would likely not occur until ukrainian provided the public anti-corruption statement and instead the president and his allies are relying on kurt volker who told lawmakers he didn't know there was a quid pro quo. >> sondland in his statement, not even sure why he has the opinion he has and volker was read in on everything that everybody was doing. >> reporter: the white house believes the release of the transcripts is good for them. >> so these transcripts are actually good for the president. >> reporter: now, jake, we have also hearned that the white house is adding two new staffers to his ranks as they fight house democrats over this impeachment probe. tony saying is a former adviser
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who left the administration several months ago and pam bondi is the former attorney general in florida and expected to come on to help the administration with the messaging strategying they have going on or lack of if you ask republicans on capitol hill and this is a tacit acknowledgment the white house is going to need some help here. >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thanks so much. in the deposition released this afternoon, bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine said, quote, if president zelensky in order to get that meeting we're going to have to intervene in u.s. domestic policy by announcing an investigation to benefit someone in the united states, it wasn't clear to me that that would be worth it. i became less convinced, taylor said, that that meeting was worth what giuliani was asking. what giuliani was asking. digging up dirt on joe and hunter biden. the president's personal attorney is mentioned more than 400 times in the transcripts released this week. i want to bring in tom foreman.
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everyone in the transcripts said giuliani had a central role in what i think most people would consider to be the ukraine scandal. >> absolutely, jake. bill taylor, a top diplomat, asked about his dealings with the ukrainians and we've been talking about them and this is part of the exchange during his testimony. and they certainly understood that mr. giuliani represented president trump. correct, he said, they did. because why else would they care what rudy giuliani thought? meaning the ukrainians. and he said correct. when the u.s. ambassador to the european union gordon sondland testified and an ally of trump, he suggested the state department had to answer to the president's personal lawyer. did you ever discuss rudy giuliani with secretary mike pompeo? only in general terms. and what did you discuss? that he's involved in affairs and pompeo rolled his eyes and said, yes, it's something we have to deal with. this is been the pattern as one witness after another has painted the president's personal
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lawyer as deeply involved in all dealings with ukraine. saying giuliani was stoking the president's mistrust of ukraine, pushing for an investigation into joe biden and his son, and promoting a conspiracy theory that the russians did not try to help trump in 2016 but rather the ukrainians tried to help hillary clinton which has been debunked. and remember, according to the rough transcript of the phone call, trump told the ukrainian president, rudy very much knows what is happening and he's a very capable guy. if you could speak to him, that would be great. they're all putting giuliani at middle of everything. but now, suddenly, people close to the president are saying something very different about giuliani. >> i don't know what rudy did. i don't know what he's doing over there. if people want to look at rudy, that is fine with me. >> i don't know what the role of rudy giuliani was. i don't know what his role was. >> well the implication is
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clear, it is not the president's fault if rudy went rogue. jake. >> tom foreman, thanks so much. also in our politics lead today, one of the people who ran trump's 2016 campaign will testify against the latest trump associate facing charges related to that campaign. steve bannon will testify against roger stone, the prosecutor said in his opening statement that stone, who is accused of obstruction of justice repeatedly lied under oath to congress because, quote, the truth looked bad for the trump campaign and the truth looked bad for donald trump, unquote. shimon prokupecz joins me now to discuss. and shimon, bannon ran the campaign, or at least one of the leading people running it. how critical will his testimony be to the prosecution's case? >> reporter: well it appears it is going to be super critical, jake. prosecutors, as you say, not only was he leading this
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campaign, they described to the jury, described him as being the ceo of the campaign. and how he and roger stone were in touch. that they were talking over emails and going back and forth in their discussions and one email that the prosecutors highlighted to the jury, this happened in the summer and the height of when wikileaks was threatened to issue and release more emails, he said -- the prosecutor said that stone emails bannon saying that trump could win and then, quote, but it ain't pretty. and then bannon replies, let's talk. prosecutors then say that bannon and stone were talking wikileaks all summer long. saying that stone had told bannon that he had inside information about what julian assange was doing. so by all accounts right now they're pointing to steve bannon, prosecutors are, in
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their opening statements, that he is intended -- they intend to bring him in and that he's going to be a key witness in this case. >> and shimon, we're also learning more about stone's communication on the day of the dnc hack. tell us about that. >> reporter: yeah. and so this was a big point that came very quickly early on. it was the first witness in this case. a former fbi agent who actually was working for the mueller team and her role in this, michelle taylor, was the roger stone part of this. she was investigating roger stone. and she was highlighting how many times roger stone and then candidate donald trump were in communication. she went over the number of times that roger stone would call donald trump and the number of times that donald trump called roger stone on his cell phone, at his home phone, about five times in total and this was all happening when reports first started surfaces that wikileaks
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you lose, they're going to say trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. this was the greatest. you can't let that happen to me. >> that was president trump on monday night, speaking to kentucky voters. i wouldn't say that it is the worst defeat in the history of the world but they did -- republicans did lose a big
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governor's race in kentucky and the trump campaign is rushing to distance themself, declaring the democratic candidate having beaten the trump-backed republican and also pulled out key victories in the commonwealth of virginia flipping both chambers blue and setting a clear path forward for 2020. let's discuss. so toluse, the mississippi race a republican won that and beyond the governor's race in kentucky, republicans point to the other five statewide races where republican victories, what is the top line for you about election night what do you see as most important? >> kentucky is still a red state and all of the lower level races but the governor's race is the most important in the state. trump went there the night before to campaign for the incumbent republican governor and even though he was unpopular, he lost to a democrat. and it shows that democrats can still win in difficult places. they can still win a lot of the suburb voters who we've seen flee the republican party and
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saw that in virginia. like fairfax county that no longer have any republicans. it is been a very major shift under president trump which has shown that republicans in suburbia no longer support the republican party of donald trump. so red parts of the country are still red like mississippi, but places that had been swing areas or had been home to a lot of college educated suburban voters are no longer with the president and that bodes negatively for the president in 2020 in places like pennsylvania, michigan and parts of wisconsin. >> and amand you, i want to show you the screen. one success winning over swroerts including the coal country and the suburbs near cincinnati which have been republican. and also this happened i should point out in the great commonwealth of pennsylvania in the suburbs there, delaware
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county, chester county, bucks county that used to be battlegrounds are blue. you're a suburban mom. is there a lesson here for republicans to worry about? >> yeah. and they don't want to learn a lesson. if you ask why they are losing, because it is suburbia if you can't win the suburbs, you don't have a winning coalition and i'm concerned why can't they make an argument to suburban voters. these are middle class families that care about health care, education and increasingly gun violence. these are three issues that the republicans have no answers for. they're not even having a conversation about it. and they're getting wiped out. >> what the republican answer is, we're going to fake aw -- going to take away your health care with pre-existing conditions and let donald trump run wild so you kid can't watch the news. we heard that in 2018 and seeing it now as of yesterday that
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again suburban voters are the ones saying i'm tired of the meanness, i don't like that and i guess for them the question in 2020 will be if you think you're doing better like is your 401(k) better is it worth it for four more years you don't like to keep your 401(k), but the thing most interesting from the democratic perspective was the size of the turnout in kentucky the biggest in a governor's race since 1985 and that is important. and similarly in virginia. and part of trump's problem is he can't grow. there is no new voters -- we could continue to grow our coalition and he can't. >> and laura, we could talk about this all day and it fascinated me but i want one big poll. a new poll out of iowa among democratic likely caucus-goers has warren at 20%, buttigieg at 19%. that is the margin of error. sanders at 17 in the margin of
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err, biden is in fourth place followed by klobuchar and harris. and joe biden in fourth place in iowa is staggering and also that buttigieg bump that people are talking about, that is real. >> it is real. and when it comes to biden, his campaign for a while now has been telegraphing that he may not come in first or second in iowa. and now these polls are starting to show that. there is the chance he also doesn't come first or second in new hampshire. so the question is if those numbers hold in the next 100 days or so, then can he hold on to the other areas that he needs which is south carolina and the super-tuesday states or do they start to change their mind. >> exactly. a victory in iowa tends to have an impact on what happens in nevada and new hampshire and i
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in our national lead today, top pentagon officials including the secretary of defense mark esper hope to intervene in a big announcement that may be coming soon from president trump. according to cnn sources, he wants to stop president trump from dismissing the criminal sentences or charges against three service members accused of
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various war crimes. as barbara starr reports, the announcement from the president could come on veterans day. >> i do have full confidence in the military justice system. >> reporter: defense secretary mark esper making the first public remarks about stopping president trump from dismissing criminal cases against service members accused of potential war crimes. >> i had the chance to have a robust discussion with the president yesterday and i offered as i do in all matters the facts, the options, my advice, the recommendations and we'll see how things play out sflnchs an administration official confirming to cnn the president is still considering the idea. an idea first reported on fox news which cnn has learned that had mark esper and army and navy leaders scrambling, assembling the case files to urge the president to let the military justice system take its course
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rather than appear to endorse troops chorjed and potentially convicted of wrongdoing. >> you could put leaders in a difficult position in terps of their ability to enact good order and discipline on their own troops. if they believe they could get pardoned by the president -- >> on the list of accused service members clint lawrence who was found guilty in 2013 of second-degree murder for ordering his men to fire on three men on a motorcycle in afghanistan. petty officer eddie gallagher, a navy s.e.a.l. who faced a court marshall for killed a wounded prisoner and shooting at civilians. he was found not guilty but was found guilty of posing for a photo with a dead person and he was demoted. and army green beret major matthew goldstein who is charged with the murder of an afghan man. his lawyer has maintained that the death occurred during a mission ordered by his superiors. trump tweeted last month that
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president trump just moments ago not responding to reporters' questions amid even more impeachment news. he was leaving the white house on the way to a rally in louisiana. follow me on facebook and instagram and twitter at jake tapper. our coverage on cnn continues right now. happening now, breaking news. public hearings. house democrats announce public testimony in the impeachment inquiry starting a week from today. key witnesses telling what they know about president trump's ukraine controversy on live television. white house braces. sources say president trump's inner circle is increasingly concerned about the impeachment probe. tonight details of new hires for the impeachment team and what testimony they fear the most. and path to 2020. democrats claim victory in elections including one where president trump's personal appeals failed to save a sitting governor in a