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of the hospital. nomination, and will be more and his wife tweeted best sight calls for bernie sanders to ever as he left with his two release more medical records. young daughters holding his you know what's good about this? hands. we agree. your sign's pointing at my sign, this has been "the lead" with jake tapper. see you tomorrow. so people are gonna look at my sign. happening now, the politics of health. the democratic frontrunner bernie sanders is facing questions over his decision not to release his full medical switch to progressive and you can save hundreds. records while trading attacks from michael bloomberg ahead of you know, like the sign says. the first debate tonight. barr threat, and attorney general barr saying that he may resign over the president's continual tweeting over the justice demt, a justice department, and we are learning more about that tonight. and pardon for julian assange? he was offered a presidential pardon for his help with the russian investigation. and growing crisis of
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japan's decision to isolate thousands of infected with coronavirus. i'm wolf blitzer, and you are in i'm wolf blitzer, and you are in the "situation room." -- captions by vitac -- we are following the democratic presidential campaign in a new dynamic that is beginning tonight. all eyes on michael bloomberg as the former new york mayor takes the debate stage for first time amid increased sparring with the frontrunner bernie sanders. we are also following the public rift between president trump and attorney general william barr over the president's continued tweets about the justice department. tonight, a source is telling cnn that the two are cooling off after barr sent signals that he was considering resigning. we will talk about that and more with the co-chairman of the bernie sanders' campaign ro khan, and also standing by are our correspondents and analysts who will be joining us along
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with congressman chris coons. and now, tonight, bernie sanders and michael bloomberg are really going after each other ahead of the debate and saturday's nevada caucuses. >> yes, wolf. they are debating over ideology of health and wealth, and sanders says it is obscene how much he is spending to rewrite the presidential contest as michael bloomberg is making his first appearance on the debate stage and he is the most leadership that makes a and you cdifference.dreds. vo: a great president and an effective mayor. obama: he's been a leader throughout the country electable. and if that is true, elizabeth for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. warren and amy klobuchar and vo: together they worked pete buttigieg say that he is to combat gun violence, the one unvetted. and again to improve education for every child. >> reporter: bernie sanders and michael bloomberg on a collision obama: i want to thank the mayor of this great city, course tonight in las vegas. >> mr. bloomberg has every right mayor bloomberg, for his extraordinary leadership. in the world to run for i share your determination president, but he does not have to bring this country together a right to buy this election. to finally make progress for the american people. >> reporter: it is the ninth democratic presidential debate, bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg,
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but it is a new world as and i approve this message. bloomberg is making the appearances on the stage, sanders is the clear frontrunner, and now a new poll shows sanders with a commanding lead in the race at 28 pt overtaking joe biden as the long time democratic leader, and now biden and bloomberg and the rest of the field are trailing behind. that would ordinarily put sanders in the direct line of fire. >> yes, you should show how you are going to pay for thing, bernie. >> reporter: but this is no ordinary race, and rivals are looking to confront bloomberg who is using a personal fortune to bypass the first four contests in hoping of raking in big delegates starting next thursday. >> do you believe that michael bloomberg is trying to buy the democratic nomination? >> yes. yes. what else do you call it? oh no, here comes gthe neighbor >> i don't think that when probably to brag about people are looking at donald how amazing his xfinity customer service is. trump they automatically say, i'm mike, i'm so busy. hmm, can we get someone richer. i don't think that is what they good thing xfinity has two-hour appointment windows. say. >> reporter: before the debate,
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they have night and weekend appointments too. welcoming bloomberg to the stage, we have a lot the catch he's here. bill? karolyn? up on about barack obama's nope! no, just a couple of rocks. record. and he has risen to the top tier by spending more than 400 million in dinl tall and download the my account app television advertising and to manage your appointments making today's xfinity customer service showing himself as a partner simple, easy, awesome. i'll pass. with barack obama. >> they have worked together. >> reporter: it has been 11 years since he has been on stage and then as a third temperature as mayor of new york, and now the lights are brighter on the las vegas strip. and sanders is going to be facing questions over decision not to release the full medical records after suffering a heart attack last year. >> we have released a full report and i am comfortable with it. >> so to be clear, you don't plan to release anymore records? >> we won't, no. >> reporter: and yet there are still more questions over bloomberg and sanders who are both 78. and then a sanders' aide said that bloomberg had a heart we are following a new group
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attack, but then later backed it of aggressive attacks as polls are showing bernie sanders is down. and bloomberg did have a stent, leading the democratic but he did not have a heart attack and he said it was an nomination race with former mayor of new york michael absolute lie. bloomberg on the rise. >> reporter: and the aides have we will discuss this with our been quarrelling throughout the political experts. day, but we have a sense of dana bash, senator sanders is where mike bloomberg is on the stage, the far end next to elizabeth warren. those two of course have been refusing to release his full records. he released a few letters about tangling as well over the his heart attack, but the ideology and the nondisclosure campaign is suggesting that the criticism that he is getting is, agreements for the complaints of you know, horrible criticism and bloomberg's campaign. not fair criticism and that this is a new dynamic of the michael bloomberg, at one point, race, and we are told by aides one of the spokespeople said that he had a heart attack which of bloomberg that he has been here last night and practicing is simply not true. how big of a factor is this and preparing throughout the day. one thing that the rivals have medical question going forward on him is eight debates under and especially when you have two their belt, and this is his candidates atop the field, first. wolf. >> it certainly is. and we will see how it goes, and ploomberg aploo it could be very, very lively. bloomberg who are 78, and biden is 77 years old, and president jeff zeleny, thank you very much. the latest on the riff of trump is 73 years old. >> well, it is a big factor, or president trump and his attorney general william barr over his it should be a big factor and it
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tweets about the justice is a question of transparency. and beyond just the question of the medical records and the department. we go to our white house correspondent jim acosta, and candidates' age, it is no matter you are getting new information from your sources? the age they are, there is a >> yes, wolf. the president is patching it up broader question here, and the with his attorney general after broader question is whether or barr made it clear that he may not democrats as a party have resign if he continues to tweet decided that they are going to about sensitive justice play the same game as donald department case, and yet, he is trump which is just say no, i still tweeting out things that may antagonize bill barr. won't release things from the medical records to the tax and still a troubling storyline returns, and everything in that lawyers for julian assange between. and kind of decide that donald trump changed the game and so says that he may have offered that is okay for democrats, too, him a pardon in exchange for or whether the democrats are going to say, no, that is not the game we will play, and that information on the russian deal, is not the world in which we want to live. and the president is saying that we have criticized donald trump is a lie. >> reporter: as they are for not being transparent for four years almost. scrambling to keep the piece with william barr signalling and we have said that is not that he may resign over the leadership and so we are going to act differently, and this is really considering where bernie conviction of dirty trickster sanders is right now as the roger stone. >> he has let his feelings known frontrunner in every single about the attorney general and
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his right to comment. poll, and in particular the cnn >> reporter: a source close to the president said that the two poll of polls, that is a question for the party given his men appear to be calmed down and they are cooling off. leadership status right now. the president is still throwing >> after the heart attack, david the weight around the justice department and granting clemency for the corrupt and the well gregory, senator sanders spoke connected like the disgraced to dr. sanjay gupta, our chief illinois governor rod medical correspondent and he blagojevich who is a democrat said this. and now says that he is a trump >> people do have a right to know about the health of the senator and somebody who is supporter. >> are you a trump supporter? running for the president of the united states, and it is full >> i am a trump-o-krat. disclosure and we will make if i had the ability to vote, i would vote for him. available at the appropriate >> reporter: and he is looking time all of the medical records to spring blagojevich from for you and anybody else who wants to see them. prison saying that he did not >> he released in original sell the senate seat, and he letter a number of details, but served eight years in prison it is not the complete full with many remaining, and he paid medical record and some are a big price, but the fact is suggesting that he is misleading that he did try to sell the seat. and the white house said that the american people like trump the president is being does and promising one thing in compassionate. >> and the president is clearly the campaign and -- against excessive sentencing. >> reporter: but this is not how the president sounded when he called for the death penalty for >> look, he had heart attack. and that is one thing that we drug dealers. >> the states with the powerful need to be with more information. and news reporters are annoying drug penalties don't have a drug at this point, and it is not an
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problem. >> reporter: but different issue until it s. remember when message from lawyers from julian paul tsongas who was running for assange that the president the democratic nomination when offered a pardon for help in the he said falsely that he had been russian investigation, and deal that would have been brokered by cancer free, and he had unfortunately passed away from the disease and he would have the former gop chairman dana been in office and died in office. and when we came on, and tim russert said that he learned an rohrabacher. and the spokesman for the important lesson of the president says that he does not journalists pushing the know dana rohrabacher and this candidates on the health. this is no different and bernie is based on a total lie, but it sanders has put a standard out is not accurate, because he did there that he is going to be meet with rohrabacher in 2017 completely transparent, and he has to live up to it. right after he defended trump on and he is 78, and my mother is one week younger than bernie fox news. >> it is a brouhaha over sanders, and i inquire about my nothing. the bottom line is that the mother's health all of the time. and it is perfectly appropriate. russians are not being accused of actually getting involved and especially when theattack. changing the course of the campaign. >> reporter: the president still appears to be settling scores in >> he said it is fair and on the the impeachment inquiry and table, and his campaign pushing out top pentagon spokesperson made the ridiculous claim that asking about bernie sanders' health is the same official john ruud. as --
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>> a smear campaign. >> and raising questions about he said that it is my understanding that you requested president obama's origins and my resignation for the birther issue. >> and we will see if it is undersecretary of defense. sustainable, but bernie sanders and ruud had cautioned him that finds himself as a different placing a hold on the security kind of campaigner, and a at this time would jeopardize a different kind of candidate, and here he is going back on his own unique window of opportunity and change the priority of our word and on his own standard and see if he can do that. >> and that kind of unprofessional of questioning president obama's lineage, they are not close. and bernie sanders if he is ready for prime time, he has to defense priorities with a key have a staff ready. >> and nothing to hide and partner in the strategic release the records and move on. competition with russia. all of the candidates should do >> that sounds suspect to me. that including the president of the united states if he wants to >> reporter: two members said be re-elected and the american that it did not happen, but the public has a right to know how statement on the white house matter does not tell the story, he is doing health wise. all right. everybody, stick around, because the president not only because we have a lot more that we are working on right after met with rohrabacher, but this. endorsed him. and rohrabacher said that he was like.. pnc easy lock, so you can easily lock your credit card when its maximum limit differs from its vertical limit. forbidden to discuss any pardon deal with the president. >> thank you, jim acosta. and clover flex,
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and now, joining us is ro khan for when you need to take credit cards of california the co-chair of when no one carries cash. the bernie sanders' campaignment or requesting a call to help get a new credit card- thank you for joining us. let's get to several of the one that hasn't followed the family goldfish. issues coming up at a critical moment in the campaign. first of all, congressman, does pnc - make today the day. senator sanders need to release the full medical records? >> sanjay gupta has pointed out that the senator has released three letters. one of them says that the senator's heart is in better condition than most men his age, and he has none of the symptoms before the heart attack. we believe that is a full disclosure and it should answer it's either the assucertification process. people's questions. >> because he, himself, he said or it isn't. before the voting started, he it's either testing an array of advanced safety systems. would release more information and now he is saying that he is or it isn't. done releasing information about it's either the peace of mind his health. of a standard unlimited mileage warranty. he is 78 years old and he had a heart attack three months or so or it isn't. ago and doesn't the american for those who never settle, public deserve to know everything about his health, and it's either mercedes-benz certified pre-owned. some of the other candidates, or it isn't. all of them as well including the mercedes-benz certified pre-owned sales event. michael bloomberg who is also 78 now through march 2nd. only at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer.
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years old? >> they do deserve to know, and dr. sanjay gupta who is trustworthy says that the letters are comprehensive and you can go to read them. if there are further questions, they can be raised, but furthermore, i don't think that michael bloomberg's health is a question, because they are showing that they are crisscrossing the states, and senator sanders has released the letters and they should speak for themselves. >> congressman, a few months ago after his heart attack, he was interviewed by our dr. sanjay gupta and looking at the ♪ the sun is risin' ♪ ♪ as the day begins transcript right now, and this is bernie sanders, that we will ♪ time for reflectin' on family and friends ♪ make at the appropriate time all of the medical records public ♪ and hey, we got somethin' ♪ for you or anybody else who wants to see them. ♪ just for you (sniffing) we will release all of the ♪ it's a cup of your favori-i-i-ite... ♪ records. it is a fair conversation to be having about health, about age, (loud splashing) and that is what sanjay said, (high-pitched laughter) and he said that it is dang woodchucks! absolutely. so what i hear you saying and with geico, the savings keep on going. him saying last night at the cn just like this sequel. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.
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nshgts tocnn town hall he is done releasing if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, medical information. >> we believe that those letters little things can become your big moment. answer the questions for the that's why there's otezla. american people ability his health. it is showing that his heart is otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. in better condition than people his age and you have to have with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable. some level of respect for some don't use if you're allergic to otezla. presidential candidate's privacy it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. and we don't want to have every health exam from the young age otezla is associated... to when you are running should be released, but he has released ...with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression... all of the information that ...or suicidal thoughts or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. should assure people that he is in good health, and we are not your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. questioning bloomberg's health, upper respiratory tract infection and senator sanders has not. and headache may occur. >> but the public would like to tell your doctor about your medicines, know more about michael and if you're pregnant or planning to be. bloomberg's health as well, given the fact like senator otezla. sanders and he is 78 years old. show more of you. he has had some heart-related issues. he has not had a heart attack like senator sanders, but how do you respond to the critics who say this is similar to what president trump has been doing as far as the broken promises out there on the campaign trail,
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and for example the president promised often he would release the tax returns, but he has not done so. >> i don't think it is the same thing or comparable, because the senator released three letters from three different doctors to for adults with moderately to severely active crohn's disease, stelara® works differently. describe in detail the condition of his heart, and he says that studies showed relief and remission, none of the symptoms have come with dosing every 8 weeks. back, and so he has been stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections transparent with people, and it and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. is not comparable to what trump some serious infections require hospitalization. does is to hide the facts. trump submitted a letter saying before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you have an infection that he is in excellent health or flu-like symptoms or sores, have had cancer, or develop new skin growths, and the most fit person ever. or if anyone in your house needs and senator sanders has said that he is fit enough to do the or recently had a vaccine. alert your doctor of new or worsening problems, job of the president of the united states. including headaches, seizures, confusion and vision problems. >> and looking ahead to the these may be signs of a rare, important debate, and this is potentially fatal brain condition. first time that michael some serious allergic reactions bloomberg is going to share the and lung inflammation can occur. field with the field, and give talk to your doctor today, us a look at how senator sanders and learn how janssen can help you is going to plan to take on the explore cost support options. former new york mayor? remission can start with stelara®.
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>> well, the senator has run a grassroots campaign and mobilizing millions of people around the country. michael bloomberg today called on joe biden, pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar to drop out of the race. i am wondering if he. the reality is that people like we are back with the political experts and tonight, folks to earn this. and bernie sanders is running a nia, it is the first time that bloomberg is going to be on the underdog campaign and how he has debate stage and how are the built a movement to fight for other candidates going to go people. >> how is he going to deal with after him as the numbers are going up. the issue how he has described >> yes, in the cnn poll of polls himself as democratic socialist, and americans hear the world you can see the steady rise that socialist or socialism and they get nervous. >> i appreciate that, and bernie we have all seen on the tv and sanders believes in the free they will try to vet him on market. he is not going to nationalize issues like stop and frisk and any industry. the way it was implemented to he is an fdr democrat and he target black and brown men and wants to complete the new deal. he believes that people need health care and education and invest in infrastructure so that everyone can have a shot at the american dream. even after it was ended. they will talk about the women
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and the climate of that is going to come out and discriminatory particularly to pregnant womens are issues that not let the republicans distort will come up, and also this idea what he stands for. of whether or not someone will >> ro khanna, the senator is be able to buy their way on to the debate stage and buy the lucky to have you as his nomination and the presidency, right? this is a big issue for sanders co-chair. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, wolf, for the and warren as well. so i think that is going to be opportunity. and up next the tensions the way that i will go after between president trump and him, and they have to keep in attorney general william barr. mind where they are in nevada and they want to do well with and it is reported that barr has those voters and bloomberg is considered resigning. not on the ballot. and also, was julian assange so they have to use the time wisely, you have nimble debaters offered a presidential pardon? such as buttigieg and klobuchar and biden is not so nimble in terms of going after people, but he has to figure out a way to stop bloomberg's rise, because it is at his expense. >> yes, i wanted to mention the movie reference of "the internship" and i was thinking of "close encounters of the third kind" and everybody coming off of the spaceship, and it is michael bloomberg, but bernie sanders is the frontrunner, so
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there is a huge demand and need for joe biden to go on the offensive here and to not just worry about bloomberg, but the frontrunner at the moment, and to create a kind of the ideological contrast, which i think that biden and klobuchar and buttigieg want to do, and if elizabeth warren wants to get her voice back that she has lost in the first couple of come deb >> and of course, they will focus on bloomberg, because he the new guy in town, and we have not seen him on the debate stage throughout the campaign, but we have to remember how much the dynamic has changed since july in the summer when the debates started eight debates ago which is that joe biden at that time in the latest abc news poll, he was by far the guy who everybody thought that he was the best to beat donald trump. he was, you know, up in doing
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better than everybody else and now, in the latest poll today, he is at 19%. bernie sanders is now the guy that people see as most likely or one of the most likely to beat donald trump. and so before he was about where this is charlie not coughing because he took delsym 12-hour. joe biden is. so it is not just that the and this is charlie still not coughing bloomberg factor, but it is that while trying his hardest not to wake zeus. bernie sanders is doing well, and he is also being seen delsym 12-hour. differently by democratic nothing lasts longer for powerful cough relief. primary voters and not as a spoiler, and not just as a movement guy, but as somebody 100% online car buying. carvana's had a lot of firsts. they want as the nominee. car vending machines. that is no small thing. and now, putting you in control >> and somebody who is able to put together a coalition, right? of your financing. at carvana, get personalized terms, he is doing well winning among browse for cars that fit your budget, the latino voters and then customize your down payment and monthly payment. essentially tied with joe biden among the african-american and these aren't made-up numbers. it's what you'll really pay, right down to the penny. voters and white voters as well. whether you're shopping or just looking. this is something that biden came into the race thinking that it only takes a few seconds, he could do and not able to do and it won't affect your credit score. and sanders has money and finally! a totally different way to finance your ride. organization and so he is a real force >> and the debates have mattered only from carvana. the new way to buy a car. a lot. if you are michael bloomberg, you have to do number of things,
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and now our justice correspondent evan perez is joining us. what have you learned about the president's relationship with bill barr. >> well, he is only the latest of the cabinet members of this president who thought that they could manage him, and that they could be sort of the adults in the room, who could help to manage where the president goes. it is clearly is not so. and i think that realization has kind of come down on bill barr like a ton of bricks in the past week or so. you could tell that he is very frustrated with the tweets and the commentary that the president has made. en even barr telling him publicly and privately that it is a huge problem for the department and the attorney general. today at the department, you had officials behind the scenes trying to reassure officials, employees rather that the attorney general is not going anywhere and he is not going to because it's tailored to you! resign and he is planning to ...take the personal assessment and get matched with stick around and plans to go through some of the plans they a proven weight loss plan.
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have in place. find out which customized plan can make so we will see, wolf, whether losing weight easier for you! this relationship can survive myww join today with the ww triple play! what is claearly a tense period like you do sometimes, grandpa? >> he said that if the president well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. continues to make the tweets, it would make his job as attorney so my doctor said... general impossible to go forward symbicort can help you breathe better-starting and the president has since within 5 minutes. continued to make the statements it doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. and to continue to tweet and symbicort helps provide significant improvement retweet in a very, very lively of your lung function. fashion. symbicort is for copd, let's talk about the wikileaks including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. founder julian assange and you it should not be taken more than twice a day. heard jim acosta's report. it may increase your risk of lung infections, if he was in fact offered a osteoporosis, and some eye problems. presidential pardon for exchange tell your doctor if you have a heart condition of his help with the russian or high blood pressure before taking it. investigation and all of that, and how significant would that symbicort could mean a day with better breathing. be? >> politically, that is a damaging allegation. watch out, piggies! again, the president as we have seen in the last couple of days ask your doctor if symbicort is right for you. the president has pretty much if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. unending pardon authority and it is politically however a very bad thing if the president is offering a pardon to someone who the united states is trying to extradite from the u.k.
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now, the person who allegedly tried to broker the deal, dana rohrabacher. >> former congressman from california. >> yes, and he has been public saying that the russians have had nothing to do with the interference of the 2016 election. we know where he stand, and the question is if julian assange has any proof to show that the offer was made or that we can even say that the president made this offer through dana rohrabacher. >> it is potentially to follow. the and now joining us is chris with time, comes changeord your medication, that's for sure... and when those changes might help more people, ku coons, a member of the foreign especially those in retirement, and judiciary committees. do you think that the attorney i think it's worth talking about! general is serious about this threat to resign? so, aag is introducing a new jumbo reverse mortgage loan >> wolf, i hope that he is. he should resign. frankly, the fact that 2,000 so you can now access as much as $4 million dollars in cash, former department of justice employees have signed a public petition calling on him to tax free, resign and the fact that four from your home's equity.
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aag's new jumbo reverse mortgage loan career prosecutors withdrew from the roger stone case after the can give you more tax-free cash than ever before. unusual even unprecedented if you've had your home for a while, it's probably worth a lot more today. interference by president trump so why not use that appreciation for and the attorney general in sentencing recommendations for one of trump's cronies roger anything you need maybe it's some home repairs, or updates to make it more stone suggests to me that he has lost the confidence of a lot of comfortable so you can stay in the place you love. folks in the department, and the president's ongoing public it's a viable effective way to support your other investments long into the future, attempts to interfere in the independence of the department and another way of justice should give the aag is working to make your retireme... attorney general real pause and given that president trump is better. unbounded is now handing out don't wait. get your info kit now! pardons like party favors to the corrupt and well connected, he should resign. >> and is the attorney general genuinely concerned about the president's interference in the ongoing criminal cases or is he simply upset that the president is doing so publicly? now the latest on the >> i think that it is the coronavirus out break and latter, and frankly one of the growing criticism of japan's reasons that i voted against decision to quarantine thousands attorney general barr in the of people on a cruise ship. confirmation hearing is both his positions that are very brian todd is working the story.
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hundreds of people have been expansive in terms of his view infected by this virus. of the presidential power and of >> that's right. as you mentioned the japanese the fact that i was not government as well as princess convinced in the confirmation hearing that he understood the role of the attorney general, cruise lines are being skewered over the handling of this and his loyalty to the quarantine. constitution and not to any when a veteran infectious individual president. some of the more recent developments in the department disease specialist comes on of justice have been alarming. so i am concerned that this is board and said he was horrified of what he saw, you've got a all for show. and frankly, he is just trying to throw us off of the scent. >> and what if anything can problem. >> reporter: an australian passenger films her departure. congress do at this point? >> well, that is part of what i some 800 were allowed to disembark. they all tested negative but think is the tragedy of the outcome of the impeachment trial more than 600 other passengers tested positive and tonight is that president trump having there is serious concern over not been removed following the whether cruise line officials two-week trial in the senate of and japanese authorities have the united states, but now done enough to contain the emboldened, we are going to see virus. >> the princess diamond have us him behave more and more so scared. egregiously, i think, in terms of coloring outside of the >> reporter: he's handled ebola lines, operating beyond the guardrails of the constitutional and sars outbreak. system. so, i frankly think that as long when he went on board to check
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on conditions he was horrified. as a republican majority in the >> everybody was not careful. united states senate will not in any way speak up against or there was no single infection challenge president trump's control person inside the ship unconventional behavior, his and there was nobody in charge of infection prevention. threats to the rule of law will >> reporter: a passenger is even simply grow in the weeks and more blunt. months ahead. >> they have now confined me to >> you have endorsed the former another two weeks on the ship vice president joe biden in and i'm sitting in a petri dish the -- >> yes, i have. >> and you know that bernie sanders is leading the former vice president by double digits waiting to be infekcted. and michael bloomberg is right he says his wife tested positive behind him, and you can see the numbers up there on the screen. how does he turn the campaign and is hospitalized. around beginning with the debate he said the quarantine has made tonight? conditions worse. >> well, wolf, you are going to >> they were going to quarantine see a vigorous attack by joe biden on the records of some of 4,000 people supervised by restaurant and hotel workers his opponents and a defense of with no training of any kind. the crew were not quarantined. his own record of public service there. are three issues that i expect they spread it among themselves, to hear from joe on the campaign which they did do. >> reporter: the u.s. centers ff stage tonight. disease control has weighed in first is health care. saying while the agency commends he deserves the accolades for the japanese government for implementing a quarantine on the having been side by side with diamond princess, quote, it may not have been sufficient to
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president obama fighting for prevent transmission among individuals on the ship. affordable health care act. and mayor mike bloomberg did not cdc believes the rate of new infections on board, especially support the wall street reforms among those without symptoms, of the administration, and joe represents an ongoing risk. biden knows how hard it was to when we contacted the cdc, they get the affordable health care wouldn't say whom specifically they blamed for that. act pass and why passing the ceo of the cruise line says medicare for all and taking away great health care from the it was not their call. culinary workers and other >> i think the entire operation from a medical and public health unionized workers of the state of nevada is not what they want. second, las vegas was the scene perspective has been run by the japanese ministry of health. of one of the deadliest shootings in american history. three years ago 59 people were >> reporter: could the kill and hundreds injured. passengers have been kept safer? >> they need to have a more and nevada's state legislature has passed stronger background checks to try to promote public strenuous protocol. safety in the state of nevada. joe biden is the only man on maintain social distances on people serving them or that that stage, only candidate on could have been done off the the stage who has taken on the ship. >> reporter: japanese officials have not responded specifically nra not once but twice and won. to the cdc's concern about how and he has been a part of the the quarantine on the diamond organized labor and on the princess was handled. picket line with the culinary they have said they believe the workers today and that best way to have kept every one combination of the record is safe was to keep them that of a democrat and not a
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quarantined in their rooms. democrat socialist or they admitted quarantine is not 100% effective but that's been democrat/republican, but a democrat who has fought for the best option they had so far. health care and protection against gun violence and that is they claim most, if not all of going to help him in a strong the infections were contracted before the quarantine started finish in nevada. but passengers and medical >> it sounds like he is going to experts have expressed doubts go after bernie sanders and about that claim. michael bloomberg, and we shall wolf. see in a few hours. >> thank you very much. come up, a lawyer for julian th democratic presidential assange claims his client was offered a presidential pardon in exchange for help with the russia investigation. rod blagojevich declares himself a trump-o-crat as he speaks out about having his prison sentence commuted. al cuss your car insurance so you only pay for what you need. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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happening now, threat the quit. we're told the attorney general bill barr has gotten so fed up with the president's interference that he talked of resigning. was barr serious about giving his critics what he want? pardon offer. julian assange's lawyer telling the court that the wikileaks founder was offered a presidential pardon by a trump ally with a catch. was he willing to deny russia's involvement in the dnc hack? health and attacks. bernie sanders faces questions about his refusal to release more medical records. the two democrats are sparring even before they share a debate stage tonight. trump-o-crat. that what rod blagojevich is calling himself as his sentence was commuted by the president. stand by to hear his over the top thank you.
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