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hampshire to see any formidable jeopardy. the president's post-acquittal snow out of this system. blitz rocking the backbone of now, you can see the southeast the american justice system, and continues to get battered with now new fall out appears imminent. the highest one day death wet weather. we have flash flood watches in toll from the coronavirus in the effect from mississippi, chinese province at the heart of alabama, tennessee into west virginia. the outbreak. why the spike and what it means now the colder side of the for containment efforts. system producing some snowfall. and facing scrutiny from the could be some slick spots this black community. morning from chicago to some much needed support for cleveland, cincinnati as well michael bloomberg. as, again, northern new england. we'll tell you who's supporting but this system is going to his 2020 bid. quickly depart this evening good morning and welcome to across the east coast and be "early start." i'm laura jarrett. >> and i'm christine romans. left with generally clear conditions as we head into it is thursday, february 13th. friday. a look at this cold air across it is 5:00 a.m. in the east, and the northern plains and parts of my mom's birthday. all right, it is now day 8 of the great lakes. we're talking well below the president's post-impeachment freezing, you father in the wind trump unbound tour. chill values and it is just down what's in store today? right frigid for those who knows. what's clear the president is locations. cooling off a bit for new york defending tipping the scales of city and you can see the milder weather settling in for early justice to protect his friends, and he's punishing rivals parts of next week. without fear of consequences. back to you. yesterday the president publicly >> thank you so much for that. a parent's worst nightmare praised attorney general bill barr for overruling sentencing playing out in realtime. eugene cop of davenport, iowa, recommendations for long time confidant roger stone. the about face coming only hours whose phone rang as he was after the president all but driving thought he heard his demanding the result on twitter. daughter crying on the other
end. >> then he says we're not a >> i want to thank -- if you look at what happened, i want to policeman or emt. thank the justice department for we're drug dealers and your daughter caught us dealing seeing this horrible thing. and i didn't speak to them, by drugs. if you want her back it's going to cost you. the way, just so you understand. they saw the horribleness of a >> afraid his daughter would be hurt he followed every order. the kid nappers kept him on the 9-year sentence for doing nothing. >> a reminder stone was phone for five long hours making convicted on all seven counts by him wire all the money he had, a jury of his peers. $900. finally after hanging up he went to his daughter's house. president trump intervening is there she was safe and sound. not new. he's bullied judges, he's it was all a phone scam, no i.d. stepped in to help navy seals accused of war crimes and yet on the fraudsters. there's the long list of things in just the last week since his acquittal. his behavior leaves republicans who voted to clear him publicly two mice fighting over crumbs may not sound like indifferent, and democrats wildlife but his image capturing two mice in an epic battle over incredulous. >> i've got real concerns about crumbs on a london subway over zealous prosecution more platform has won a prestigious than anything else if i thought award for wildlife photography he'd done something that had changed the outcome inappropriately, i'd be the from london's natural history first to say. >> the first amendment museum. recognizes, too. station squabble was picked from >> do you really believe that more than 40,000 images. the president has not, his view of this did not influence the sure, your little one is justice department in any way? adorable but is he or she gerber
baby cute? >> i don't have any reason not for the tenth straight year the company has launched a national search for the next gerber to believe that. >> he can do whatever he wants spokes baby. whenever he wants. he can abuse his office and parents can submit photos and videos for a chance to serve as he'll never, ever be held gerber babies ambassador for accountable by this senate. >> do you think there's any 2020. they can't be older than 4, and lessons he learned from being the deadline is february 21st. impeached? >> i don't know which actions you're referring to. i've made very clear that i >> it is time for james to get a job. >> get a job, james. don't think anything should be let's get a check on cnn retaliated against. business this morning. taking a look at global markets. >> what he learned is he couldn't do anything. all down around the world here. he essentially has a get ow of and u.s. futures also leaning a jail free card from republicans. bit lower here. look, this was a record day for all three major averages >> so does the president think he learned anything? yesterday as sectors hit by the >> what lesson did you learn from impeachment? coronavirus bounced back. >> that the democrats are so you're giving up a bit that crooked. they've got a lot of crooked today. ffs the third straight record things going, that they're high close for the s&p 500 and the nasdaq. vicious, that they shouldn't have brought impeachment. whatsapp has hit a milestone >> at the president's side topping 2 billion active users through all of this attorney general bill barr. around the world. since the russia investigation barr's critics have pointed to whatsapp touts its end to end encryption technology, but that how he flexes his muscle in technology is drawing backlash
politically sensitive across the world for security investigations. but now it's fraying reasons. relationships with front line prosecutors, that includes india's government has called for regulations that give it four -- four who walked off the access encrypted data. stone case this week. >> people familiar with this attorney general bill barr asked situation say other federal facebook to delay encryption prosecutors have discussed resigning in the coming days, and "the new york times" reports over terror concerns. prosecutors across the united its pop lair highlights its need states who spoke on the to fight for users encrypted condition of anonymity to avoid channels. jeff bazos has added to his real reprisals said this week they have already been wary of estate profile buying the most working on any case that might expensive property in los catch mr. trump's attention, and angeles. he brought the warner house for the stone episode only deepened their concern. attorney general barr is $165 million from media mogul scheduled to testify to the david gefon. house judiciary committee at the that's just an eighth of his end of march. total network. marie yovanovitch is "the wall street journal" says the home which sits on 9 acres refusing to stay silent. the retired ambassador to the and was designed in the 1930s ukraine is warning about the degradation of the state for jack warn. department in her first public the massive property comes with remarks since leaving the several guesthouses, a tennis court and it's own 9-hole golf diplomatic service. she spoke at georgetown university and warned the course. department of state is being >> i just want another shoe rack. i just need one more shoe rack hollowed out. and i will be happy. >> the state department is in >> more closet space always. trouble. senior leaders lack policy best in show depends on who you ask. while you were sleeping late vision, moral clarity and night hosts had a go at the leadership skills.
westminster dog show. officers are increasingly >> let's have another look at wondering whether it is safe to express concerns about policy siba. even behind closed doors. slow motion here. one of the things that has this is -- i don't know about sustained me is the support of you but this is easily one of all of you. the scariest things i've ever seen in my life. i'm going to have nightmares it -- you know, when you go about siba all night tonight. through some things -- >> here is the dog that daniel lost to, siba the standard >> that's a diplomatic poodle. and i'm sorry, this is bull understatement. >> is that what it was? [ bleep ]. siba looks like she would send a >> some knowing laughter there. waiter over to my table during those words of course a reference to what the president said awaited yovanovitch in his brunch to tell me and my friends to quiet down. call with ukraine's president >> i'm not surprised that she last july. all right, how much of won. i mean look at that grooming. america is struggling to keep up with health care payments? i am telling you if he is serious about his run, tom steyer ought to steal her look. >> like my dog is just a slug on the couch, you know? and you say get off the couch and she kind of looks at you and goes right back to sleep. she would not perform like that. thanks for joining us. my kids are the same way.
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additional 242 new deaths and almost 15,000 more cases of novel coronavirus in just one day. that's almost ten times the number of cases the previous day and shows how difficult it's been for scientists to grasp the extent and severity of the outbreak. cnn's steven jiang is live in beijing. steven, what accounts for this jump, this spike we're seeing? >> reporter: well, laura, the authorities here are describing the surge in the numbers as a result of their changing methodology and how they tabulate the total case numbers in hubei. now they're including both test confirmed cases as well as people clinically diagnosed but their test results have come back negative. so this change at least somewhat addresses a major concern of many people that is officials there are underreporting the case numbers. and another change we are seeing in the province of hubei is a major political sheikhp. now the most senior officials both in the province and provincial capital of wuhan
sacked and replaced with protéges of chinese president xi jinping. not entirely surprising given the scathing criticism these people have received over their mishandling of this crisis. what hasn't changed is the grim reality on the ground. we have been talking to people trapped in wuhan and surrounding areas for over two weeks now. they continue to describe this desperate and helpless picture, many of them sick and weak displaying full-blown symptoms of the virus but still unable to get tested or treated. and even officials there are acknowledging they continue to face a severe shortage of medical supplies, personnel and facilities. so until these problems are solved the picture there, laura, unlikely to change. >> steven, thanks so much. here in the u.s. the cdc is redoing parts of the coronavirus test kits sent to labs across the country after some produced inconclusive results. officials say the kits were sent to speed up the testing, but flaws were discovered while verifying the kits worked. meantime a second novel
coronavirus case has been confirmed among a group of americans who were evacuated from wuhan, china and under quarantine at a military base near san diego. it's the 14th confirmed case of the virus in the u.s. the eighth in california. make that four much needed endorsements from black officials in the last 24 hours for mike bloomberg. houston mayor sylvester turner says he will back the former new york city mayor. representatives gregory meeks of new york, lucy mcbath of georgia and stacey plaskett of the u.s. virgin islands threw their support to bloomberg yesterday. bloomberg has faced scrutiny over some audio defending his controversial stop and frisk policy in some very frank terms. >> so bloomberg was asked about those remarks yesterday in tennessee. >> why tid you say what you said
in that 2015 speech? >> i don't think those words reflect how i led the most diverse city in the nation, and i apologized for the practice and the pain that it caused. >> but why did you say it? >> it was five years ago, and, you know, it's just not the way that i think. >> the democratic front-runner bernie sanders looking to expand his base ahead of super tuesday. he's making campaign stops in north carolina, texas and colorado. pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar looking to build on momentum they picked up in new hampshire by adding staff and advertising in nevada. all right, nearly 200 students in lebron james' promise school i promise school network were told they were going on a tour of kent state university, but there was quite a surprise waiting for them after they arrived. coy wire has this morning's bleacher report up next.
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ahead of the iowa democratic party resigning more than a week after the first in the nation iowa caucuses descended into chaos state party chairman troy price apologizing in a statement saying this. the fact is that democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night. price taking responsibility for failures when technology and arcane rules made it impossible for the party to release results overnight. counts were released days later. all right, an nhl player is recovering in the hospital after being revived by a defibrillator tuesday night.
>> veterans st. louis defenseman is doing well, undergoing tests to determine what exactly happened during his cardiac episode. it was a frightening scene tuesday when he collapsed on the bench in the first period. his teammates frantically waving for help. paramedics rushing in, using that lifesaving defibrillator to revive him as both teams watched in horror. his father happened to be at the game and was by his side. he regained consciousness and was rushed to the hospital. >> it happened so fast, i mean felt like it was an eternity for us, but we just really reacted as fast as we could. everybody seemed like they wanted to help and do something. it's not easy to see anybody go through it let alone your teammate that you spend every day with. >> tuesday's blues-ducks game remains postponed until a later time, unspecified date.
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allies are safe, rivals in jeopardy. the president's post-acquittal blitz rocking the backbone of the american justice system. and new fall out appears imminent. the highest one day death toll from the coronavirus in which chinese province at the heart of the outbreak. why the spike and what it means for containment efforts. and facing scrutiny from the black community, the much needed support for michael bloomberg. we'll tell you who's supporting his 2020 bid now. >> i'm laura jarrett. 29 minutes past the hour here in new york. it's now day 8 of the president's post-impeachment trump unbound warpath. what's in store today? who knows. what's clear the president is defending tipping the scales of justice to protect his friends, he's punishing rivals without fear of consequences. yesterday the president publicly praised attorney general bill barr for overruling sentencing recommendations for his long time confidant roger stone. the about face coming only hours after the president all but
demanding that result on twitter. >> i want to thank, if you look at what happened i want to thank the justice department for seeing this horrible thing. and i didn't speak to them, by the way, just so you understand. they saw the horribleness of a nine year sentence for doing nothing. >> a reminder stone was convicted on seven counts by a jury of his peers. seven counts by a jury of his peers. president trump intervening is not new. he has bullied judges, hooch he has stepped in to help navy seals accused of war crimes and there's a long list of things in just the last week since his acquittal. his behavior leaves republicans who voted to clear him publicly indifferent and democrats incredulous. >> i've got real concerns about overzealous prosecution more than anything else. if i thought he'd done something that had changed the outcome inappropriately, i'd be the first to say. >> do you really believe that the president did not -- his view of this did not influence
the justice department in any way? >> i don't have any reason not to believe that. >> it's pretty clear the president of the united states did learn a lesson. the lesson he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. he can abuse his office. he'll never, ever be held accountable by this senate. >> do you think there's any lessons he learned from being impeached? >> i don't know which actions you're referring to. i've made very clear that i don't think anyone should be retaliated against. >> well, he did learn a lesson. what he learned is he can do anything. we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. he essentially has a get out of jail free card from republicans. >> so, does the president think he learned anything? >> what lesson did you learn from impeachment? >> that the democrats are crooked. they've got a lot of crooked things going, that they're vicious, that they shouldn't have brought impeachment. >> at the president's side through all of this, attorney general bill barr. since the russia investigation barr's critics have pointed to
how he flexes his muscle in politically sensitive investigations. but now it's fraying relationships with front line career prosecutors. that includes four -- four who walked off the stone case this week. >> people familiar with the situation say other federal prosecutors have discussed resigning in the coming days, and "the new york times" reports prosecutors across the united states who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals they said this week they'd already been wary of working on any case that might catch mr. trump's attention and the stone episode only deepened their concern. attorney general barr scheduled to testify to the house judiciary committee at the end of march. >> let's bring in cnn politics senior writer zack wolf, the most important stories this election year. everyone should read it. good morning, zack. >> good morning. >> zack, after watergate the idea was that the white house was supposed to let the justice department do its thing, be independent. it's obviously part of the
executive branch, but it's supposed to be off on an island. in case you missed it, those days are over. the president has been shredding norms left and right. we've seen that for the first three years. that's not new. what's new is that now the justice department gives it the stamp of approval. >> yeah, it's almost like all of these things that have been going on, essentially not trying to hide that. it feels like there's this new -- essentially the justice department under bill barr is more okay with effecting things on trump's behalf. and that is disturbing because most people are supposed to feel like the justice department is at least trying to be unbiased, to be down the middle, to carry out justice for everybody. but we created a situation where the president has friends and he has enemies, and the justice department is looking or at least it appears to be looking
at those two different classes of people as friends and enemies, and that's really not the way it's supposed to be. >> and, you know, justice officials were trying to tell reporters on tuesday that the reversal in the stone case had nothing to do with the president tweeting about it just two hours beforehand. but it's almost beside the point. they don't need to get a call from the white house. he's saying exactly what he want out in the open. >> and for three years now it's been very clear what he wants and how he will retaliate if he doesn't get what he wants. it's almost as if the scales of justice is always depicted blindfolded now. she's looking around to see maybe she's blind except when it's trump allies and then she needs a little help to tip the scales. let me ask you about senators here, republican senators. just last week they were jurors and now they were kind of like indifferent to what they're seeing or at least publicly they're saying they're indifferent to what they're seeing with the president visa vi the justice department. isn't this supposed to be the
body that is the oversight, the check against a renegade executive branch? >> well, yeah. we talked about how prosecutors might be afraid to be on cases involving president trump. everything senators do involves president trump. and if you're a republican senator, it feels -- there is nothing to explain it other than that they are afraid of him, afraid of speaking out against him. you know, it defies logic that they would agree with everything that he does. and that leaves us only with they are cowed by him and his actions and feel as though they are unable to say anything about it. they're supposed to be under the constitution a check on his power and they're essentially afraid of him. that is again not the way it's supposed to work. >> you know, stone was one thing. that was was what we saw this week, but the thing about it is
there's a whole set of cases still on the docket here for the justice department to deal with in the coming weeks and months. we can pairly fit it on one screen there. look at all of the cases politically charged, politically sensitive and let's give bill barr the benefit of the doubt, right? assume for a moment he's trying to do the right thing in all these cases and have it be on the up and up. how is any average person supposed to have any confidence that will actually be the case when the president is openly tweeting about the result that he wants to see in all kinds of things where it involves a friend or an ally? how is the justice department supposed to seem impartial when the president keeps putting his thumb on the scale? >> that i think is the most insidious thing that's going on here because it makes it feel as though trump is orchestrating what's going on at the justice department on behalf of people that he likes. and against people he doesn't like. if you look at that list -- and by the way let's just take a step back. when was there ever a president
who had a list of investigations and convictions in all these things like that. it is incredible that essentially all of the people that were associated with this campaign that were convicted were convicted, first of all. so many people he has now thrust the justice department against who investigated him or raised alarm bells about him. this is itself the problem and what's so concerning to so many people. >> well, i think that's the theory and a lot of people have been asking this week why doesn't he go ahead and pardon roger stone, manafort, all these people if he thinks they did nothing wrong? but why pardon him if you can get the justice department to reduce their sentence? >> i think it is probably a good thing he doesn't go around pardoning people -- anybody charged or convicted that's related to him. but i don't think there's anybody out there who thinks he's not ultimately going to pardon roger stone at the end of the day. >> zack, thanks so much. good to see you.
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