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for "cbs this morning." on t broadcast cenr in new york city, i'm adriana diaz. captioning funded by cbs it's monday, september 23rd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump admits he spoke to the ukrainian president but insists he didn't pressure him to investigate joe biden's son. >> that was not pressure. i know when i give pressure, and that was not pressure. >> we'll break down this whistleblower controversy that has some house democrats renewing calls for impeachment. a shakeup on the campaign trail. elizabeth warren surges in a new poll to take the lead in iowa for the first time. what iowa experts think is behind her rise to the top.
plus, the red carpet turned purple for television's big night. we'll tell you the big winners from this year's emmy awards. ♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president trump is here in new york city this morning for a three-day visit to the united nations. a whistleblower complaint about mr. trump's conversation with the ukrainian president threatens to overshadow the trip. democrats are demanding details of president trump's phone call to the ukrainian leader this summer. laura podesta's here in new york. what exactly is the president saying about this call? >> reporter: well, president trump defended his call to ukraine's president earlier this summer. he called it absolutely perfect, that it was congratulatory and focused on corruption in ukraine. but mr. trump also suggested he discussed vice president biden and biden's son in that call.
democrats frame those actions as an effort to pressure ukraine to dig up damaging material on trump's potential 2020 rival. president trump arrived in new york last night ahead of the united nations general assembly. the u.n. held its first youth climate summit this weekend after millions marched around the world. >> we showed that we are united and that we young people are unstoppable. >> reporter: president trump will not attend today's session on climate change. instead he's speaking at a meeting on religious persecution. >> it was a perfect call. >> reporter: his focus yesterday was on ukraine. while leaving the white house, the president seemed to confirm that he did discuss former vice president joe biden and his son hunter during a phone call with ukraine's president in july. >> the conversation i had was largely congratulatory, was largely the fact that we don't want our people like vice president biden and his son
creating to the corruption already in the ukraine. >> reporter: the conversation is reportedly the basis of a whistleblower complaint against president trump. according to the "wall street journal," mr. trump pressured the ukrainian president eight times to investigate hunter biden, who worked for a ukrainian gas company during the obama administration. >> that was not pressure. i -- i know when i give pressure. >> reporter: ukrainians' foreign minister over the weekend also denied suggestions his nation's leader was pressured. >> trump's doing this because he knows i'll beat him like a drum. >> reporter: biden and other democrats want the white house to release the transcript of the phone call. and president trump says he's thinking of releasing that transcript. the white house has so far blocked congress' ability to see the whistleblower's complaint. anne-marie? >> so if the president doesn't lease the transcript, are there any other options such as
something that would let the public? >> the director of national intelligence could share details but he hasn't, citing presidential privilege. now he's feeling the heat because speaker nancy pelosi said unless maguire provides the to congress he and other officials will be entering a, quote, grave new chapter of lawlessness. pelosi has always expressed restraint regarding impeaching the president, but she made it sound like if this wasn't handed over that restraint may be over. anne-marie? >> pretty strong words. laura podesta in new york. thank you, laura. a new poll of likely democratic voters in the iowa caucuses shows a change in the ranks. the "des moines register"/cnn poll shows elizabeth warren leading by two points. experts say her slow and steady rise is the result of her ground game. she's also the best-liked candidate in the field. bernie sanders is a distant third followed by pete buttigieg and kamala harris. one in five caucus-goers are set on a first choice candidate,
while 63% could support someone else. the iowa caucus will take place in february. and now to escalating tensions in the middle east. iran's president has called on western nations to stay away from the persian gulf. at the same time, the debate continues over who's responsible for an attack on oil facilities in saudi arabia. ian lee reports from riyadh. >> reporter: what started out as an attack on two saudi oil facilities, leaving twisted metal and burnt-out fuel tanks, has turned into a war of words. iran's president, hassan rouhani, said the u.s. is creating an arms race in the region. while iran's foreign minister told margaret brennan on "face the nation" it could lead to conflict. >> i'm not confident we can avoid a war. i'm confident that we will not start one. >> reporter: secretary of state mike pompeo shot back. >> iran's foreign minister, as you may have heard, has repeatedly denied any part
played by iran in this attack. will the u.s. release evidence that proves he's lying? >> well, we already have. there's already ample evidence that demonstrates that he's lied. you saw the saudis showing these were iranian systems built -- built and manufactured inside of iran. >> reporter: this week, saudi arabia showed us what they said is the evidence tehran was behind the attack despite the houthi rebels still claiming responsibility. the blast marks on the refineries point north, toward iran. and you can see five of these towers were hit. when you look at the damage that was done, you can see that it's pointing in a northwesternly direction. that's likely where the projectiles came from. saudi officials also claim that pieces of drones and cruise missiles recovered were made in iran. but a team of u.n. investigators is in the country independently inspecting saudi arabia's claims. the united states says the additional troops are taking a defensive posture, but iran continues to warn that any strike against the country will see swift and broad retaliation.
ian lee, cbs news, riyadh. a powerful storm is threatening the caribbean this morning, and it could hit puerto rico and the virgin islands as early as tomorrow. tropical storm karen formed over the weekend. it's packing winds of 40 miles per hour. karen could drop up to six inches of rain on parts of puerto rico. over the weekend the storm drenched the islands of trinidad and tobago causing flash flooding. there were no reports of any deaths, though. embattled wide receiver antonio brown tweeted that he's done with the nfl. in a now-deleted tweet, he criticized the patriots for cutting him. two women are accusing brown of sexual misconduct. brown had recently been signed by the patriots but was released last week in what sources tell cbs news was a mutual decision made by the team's coach and owner. dana jacobson spoke to head coach bill belichick after their game in boston yesterday. >> reporter: i think i'd be remiss if i didn't ask, what was the final straw with antonio brown? >> we're focused on the jets today.
>> thank you, coach. >> brown denied wrong doing and has not been charged. for the first time in history, the primetime emmy awards had no host. but nonetheless, the show did go on for television's biggest night of the year. >> the emmy goes to "game of thrones." [ cheers ] >> the hbo fantasy series took home one of the biggest awards last night -- best drama series. the show's fourth win in the category. the amazon series "fleabag" won four awards including best comedy series and best actress. and "pose" star billy porter was named outstanding lead actor in a drama. porter is the first openly gay ator to win in the category. this year the emmys' red carpet was purple to evoke loyalty because they were honoring tv and hollywood royalty. coming up on the "morning news," mike pence faces backlash for his motorcade.
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the u.k. civil aviation authority said negotiations to secure emergency funding failed. the sudden collapse of the 17 more than 150,000 vacationers stranded abroad. the british government says it will use a small fleet of aircraft to help citizens get home. the decision to cease operations also puts 21,000 jobs at risk worldwide. investigators in indonesia have determined design and oversight lapz lapses played a key role in last year's deadly lion air crash, according to the "wall street journal." investigators also reportedly found multiple pilot errors and maintenance mistakes that caused the boeing 737 jet to go down. 189 people were killed in the crash. the faa grounded boeing 737 max fleet in march following that accident and another deadly accident involving a boeing 737 max aircraft. "downton abbey" was crowned the winner at the box office over the weekend.
>> the king and queen are coming to stay. >> what? >> here we go. >> reporter: the film adaptation of the popular british period tv drama brought in an estimated $31 million. 20th century fox's "ad astra" took second place and got $19 million and the latest in the rambo franchise, "rambo: last blood," rounded out the top three also bringing in $19 million. and a man in washington state is crediting an apple watch for saving his father's life. the man says his father was biking in a state park when he fell and hit his head leaving him unconscious. apparently his father's apple watch sent him a text that read detected a hard fall along with his location. the watch also called 911 with the location. his father is expected to be okay. the man is now encouraging everyone who owns an apple watch to make sure the hard fall detection feature is turned on. anne-marie? >> when i read that story, i
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over the weekend. they turned on the famous bat signal and held celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of batman's first appearance on the pages of d.c. comics. the events put on by d.c. comics and warner bros. started in melbourne and included tokyo, rome, london, new york, and los angeles. and billie jean king is leaving a lasting legacy in her hometown of long beach, california. the tennis great and champion of lgbtq rights was on hand saturday for the opening of the city's new main library named in her honor. king is also a champion of women's rights and racial equality. she wants to make sure the library is a place of inspiration. >> remember, every one of you is an influencer. every single one of you. you are champions. together we'll make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. >> the new facility features a cutting-edge design. it is more than 90,000 square feet with space for about 300,000 books. coming up only on "cbs this
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learn how you can help at girlup.org. stomach issues are common side effects. our top stories -- president trump begins a three-day visit to the united nations. more than 90 heads of state are expected in new york city for the annual general assembly. it comes amid controversy about a whistleblower complaint about mr. trump's phone call with the president of ukraine this summer. and britain says it believes iran was responsible for the attacks on oil facilities in saudi arabia. the u.k. is now considering joining a u.s. military effort to increase defenses in the gulf. last week the pentagon announced that it will send additional u.s. troops and missile defense equipment to the region. and this week, afghanistan votes for a new president. whoever wins will be in charge with attempting to negotiate a
cease-fire and forming a new kind of shared government. that could undermine gains made by afghan women. charlie d'agata with more. >> reporter: for these young women in kabul, soccer has never been just a game. >> actually when i play football, i feel free in a country like afghanistan. >> reporter: you play soccer, it makes you feel free. >> yeah. >> reporter: but that freedom is now under threat. [ cheers ] women here fear their hard-won liberties will be sidelined in any taliban negotiations inviting a return to a dark past. under taliban rule, women weren't even allowed to leave the house without a male companion, they couldn't even go to the doctor's by themselves. the idea of young women playing soccer here in kabul would have been unthinkable. former m.p. fazia was an inspiring medical student when the taliban overran kabul. >> they have banned it for all
girls. the city was breathing, but it was like a graveyard -- >> reporter: she says she had lost hope until 9/11 changed everything. >> i am sorry to say this, but what happened in 11 september was beginning of somehow a levity to the women in afghanistan because at least you could walk after the taliban collapsed without the fear of being beaten up by taliban. >> reporter: she's still leading the charge for afghan women, the right to study, to govern and, yes, play soccer. >> we want to show to the people of the world that we are the new generation of afghanistan. >> reporter: and that's one goal worth fighting for. [ cheers ] charlie d'agata, cbs news, kabul. coming up on "cbs this morning," we're kicking off the new series "medical price roulette" with our journalism partner clear health costs which
offers an in-depth look at why hospital and health care bills can vary so dramatically. plus, in our "three meals" series, we'll take you to the early primary voting state of new hampshire where we'll hear from voters over three meals. and only on "cbs this morning," oprah winfrey joins us at the table to reveal her highly anticipated new book club selection. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪