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that is it for me for these two hours and for the day. many thanks to nick, shelby. i am stephanie ruhle. find me on twitter. tomorrow, 12:30. cavaliers superfan is coming up, chris jansing. >> we won't talk about the nba finals. we have a difference of opinion there. right now, under scrutiny. the fbi looking at the president's son-in-law and jared kushner's role during the campaign and the transition. what may have drawn the agency's interest? victory and apology. gianforte prevailed in the special election despite charged with assault hours before. is this a bad sign for the democratic party going forward? and diplomat in chief. president trump in italy this morning for the g7 summit,
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nearing the end of his first big overseas trip. he's scoring it as a great success. was it? good morning. i'm chris jansing at our msnbc headquarters in new york. this morning, new reaction now to the fbi's russia investigation. it's penetrated the president's innermost circle. officials tell nbc news that president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner is now under fbi scrutiny. the officials say the fbi believes that kushner has significant information related to their russia inquiry into whether president trump's campaign associates worked with the russians to influence the 2016 election. now, kushner's attorney tells nbc news, and i'm quoting, mr. kushner previously volunteered to share with congress what he knows about these meetings. he will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry. at this point, there's no indication the fbi expects kushner of a crime or intend to
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charge him, but he is the only current white house official we know of who is being looked at as part of the investigation. nbc's peter alexander broke this story last night on nbc nightly news and joins me now from the white house. so do we know, peter, exactly what it is about jared kushner that's drawn the fbi's interest? >> chris, it is a good question. right now, we don't know precisely what activities that kushner was involved with are drawing the interest of the fbi, but we do know some reasons why they might be interested. notably, the conversations, those meetings, in fact, that took place last year in december when he met with kislyak, the russian ambassador to the united states, for a half hour at trump tower. during the course of last year at another point, he spoke to the head of a russian government-backed bank. a bank that's been under u.s. sanctions since 2014. what's notable about that conversation he had with kislyak in december is a short time later, kislyak had a conversation with michael flynn, the ousted national security
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adviser. it were those contacts, that flynn lied to the vice president about, and that's what led to his firing. so those conversations, the contacts, the extent of those meetings is certainly going to be something the fbi would be curious about as they focus on this russia investigation right now. >> peter alexander live at the white house with the story he broke again last night. thank you. let me bring in the chief legal correspondent ari melber. you have multiple investigation. we hear he is a person of interest. he's the focus of the investigation. now, we're hearing jared kushner is under scrutiny. what's the legal difference? >> there is a lot of legal differences here, of course, and i think people are rightly wondering, how does this work? the key take away from this report is he has information they want. that's not good for the white house because if the fbi wants it, that means it potentially relates to the crimes they're investigating. that's what the fbi does. but we can put on the screen the three categories. a witness would be a person with relevant information.
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a subject is someone whose actions are relevant to the criminal inquiry. we've heard about flynn and manafort in that concontext. finally, a target is someone prosecutors are likely to indict. >> you can start as a witness or subject and become a target? >> absolutely. if you imagine a crime takes place in a room, the people in the room are all witnesses. the person who you find out was there also did the crime, then they suddenly are the target. there is some overlap. i think the problem for jared kushner here is what he knows. we're not hearing from the fbi. it's what he's done. >> in the meantime, amber, for these few meetings with the russians, it's now about collusion because they happened after the campaign. what are the risks for this white house with jared kushner being looked at now? >> i mean, the risks are very simple. jared kushner is not only one of trump's most closest, trusted advisers, with him almost every
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big moment of his presidential campaign and presidency now, he's family. that is a problem for president trump, who tended to throw people under the bus that he feels are no longer necessary for him. can he do that with kushner? does he need to? there are a lot of questions here. but no longer can the president say this is a witch hunt. if the fbi feels confident enough to leak to reporters that this, quote, unquote, witch hunt is going right up to the very top. we don't know how much further it can go. that's got to be something keeping the white house awake at night. >> yeah. it would keep you awake at night, just the family dynamics, potentially, of this. we don't know where this is going. there's no indication he did anything wrong. but kushner's lawyers, to that point, ari, said, look, we said we'd cooperate with congress and will cooperate here. what does it mean for the fbi? sitting down for an interview?
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providing documents? access to e-mails? what would the fbi version of cooperate mean? >> they want everything. they'll start subpoenaing anyone they want. we've seen it in the grand jury's right for records. it is one thing for the white house to have jared kushner's lawyers to emphasize they said they talked to congress. it may change. the more he is under any kind of fbi scrutiny, is the word of art, the more likely the lawyer will say, maybe don't go to congress and testify under oath until we get our hands all around this. we also know the white house, as with any white house, will have legitimate arguments to be made about executive privilege on some of these things. if it is jared kushner's private documents relating to real estate, they have a company that has worldwide inter actions, that has a big building on fifth avenue in new york city that the "new york times" reports could be billions of dollars in debt, that probably has to be turned over if the fbi wants it. but when it comes to what did you and your father-in-law discuss two days before the fbi
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director was fired, they may want that to be private. we'll learn more about what the fbi wants. >> you bring up a good point. is there any such thing as privileged communication, or does it fall outside? i mean, these are not two people who only have conversations in the oval office or in the west wing. they're family. as amber said, they're traveling together all the time. obviously, holidays are spent together. they were down at mar-a-lago together. bedminster together. is all of that up for grabs? >> it is a great question. the white house would argue any time they're talking now, it's got a sliver of some sort of government role and, thus, they'd want to protect all of it. to your point, that might not ultimately hold the day, especially if some of this stuff goes to the messiness of the business side. so if the two of them are talking, or jared kushner is talking to ivanka, his wife, now an unpaid white house adviser, the two of them are talking
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about how to structure, say, a chinese piz debusiness deal, th no executive argument there if it doesn't involve the president or the government. the problem for them, i think, that's something that goes to the nature of what the fbi is looking at, is all of this financial, confusing, quasi governmental activity. is any of it criminal? we're not near there yet, but that's what the fbi is looking at. >> the whole family thing, if he is obviously being looked at and, for some reason -- again, we don't want to cast blame that we don't have here yet -- but does the president look at jared kushner, who has, arguably, not just the closest relationship of any white house adviser, amber, but the biggest portfolio, pretty much. the breadth of his portfolio is incredible. does he stop confiding in him? does he worry about the conversations he has to have with him? what are his lawyers telling him? those are all interesting and significant questions, right? >> exactly. i will be fascinated to see
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whether maybe the next foreign trip, is jared kushner by the president's side every time the cameras are on, even when they're not? the only thing i can add to that is my understanding of the president is he is a man who values loyalty perhaps above all else. i think he truly believes that jared kushner in this swap of washington, where he can't trust people, where he thought he could trust people, then he had to fire people, he believes that jared kushner is a reliable, steady, even keeled adviser. someone who has proven his loyalty, because he's married his daughter and it's been fine so far for him. i don't know how you struggle with that and all the legal and political implications of someone who is family and very loyal to you as president. >> amber, you're saying -- >> i don't know. >> you're staying with us. ari, thank you so much for your legal insights. appreciate that. let's go to what the president is doing right now. he is at the g7 summit in italy. leaders are set to talk about a
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couple topics. expected to cause some tension. trade, climate change, for example. already at the nato meetings in brussels yesterday, multiple signs of deep divisions between the president and other leaders from his scolding of the europeans and using nationalistic rhetoric to a few diplomatic faux pass, like this moment, when he pushed his way past the prime minister of montenegro, who said diplomatically, no big deal, and reports that president trump aggressively criticized germany on trade, saying, quote, the germans are bad, very bad. nbc's chief white house correspondent, hallie jackson, joins me from perhaps one of the more beautiful places a president has ever traveled. let's talk about this summit. what are we expecting here? >> sure. >> so we've already seen, chris, as the president gets ready to head to an orchestra performance later on tonight, once the sun starts to go down here on the sicilian coast.
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we've already seen him have a couple meetings with leaders. i think you hit the main points in your introduction there. it's trade. it's climate change. against it all, the back drop of him blasting some of these same leaders in brussels. bottom line, as we look ahead to tomorrow, the end of the g7 and the president heading back to washington, it's kind of been a tale of two trips. in saudi arabia, in israel, in rome, you saw a president who is diplomatic, who was welcomed royally by the saudis. he was embraced literally in jerusalem by prime minister netanyahu. here, a very different tone and reaction from, in particular, the european leaders. you mentioned the reports of tough talk on trade with the germans. not even reports at this point. the top economic adviser said, yeah, the president did tell the germans he doesn't like their trade policies. he's not pleased with them. this is something we've heard from the president again and again on the campaign trail and in his administration, talking about, for example, the $64 billion imbalance with germany. talking about the imports of german automobiles into the
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united states. so that is sort of not surprising for the president here. but it is going to be a flash point in these meetings here tat g7. the other part of it is climate change, of course. and the pressure from leaders here to stay in that landmark paris climate agreement. i'm looking ahead to tomorrow on that one, chris. a statement is going to come out from these leaders. how tough is the language going to be when it comes to climate, when it comes to the environment? are leaders going to give a nod to the president's position and soften up that language? will they hold firm on what they want to see? i think it'll be a question coming out of this. again, you know, just five or six days after the president stood in riyadh and said, we're not going to lecture you, he certainly did lecture nato leaders yesterday in brussels. different tone today. the body language has been fairly warm, too, with people like chancellor merkel and prime minister theresa may, as well. we'll watch from all that video coming in from a place you know well, beautiful italy. >> i don't think you'll come back. that's the look on your face. >> nope. >> hallie jackson might want to
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stay a while. thank you so much, my friend. amber, we know what the president thinks about this trip overall. he said on trirt thwitter on th morning, it is very success l. you may get a different opinion if you scan through the european papers, for example. what's your take, the interesting statement hallie talked about is still to come. exactly how they respond on these critical issues. overall, how do you think this trip is going to be judged? >> well, we'll have to see what comes out of it, right? i think republicans and democrats in congress, and republicans and democrats watching this on their tv screens and reading about it, are going to have to see what are the tangible things that i can take home and say, this is what my president did? did he move things forward on a very ambitious first trip to talk about peace with israel and palestine? is he fighting for america to have more fair trade agreements, as he seems to believe he's doing there in germany.
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did he smooth things over with the pope, who he, of course, sparred with during the campaign? i think from the white house's perspective, this trip was as good as it could have gone for a n newp newbie political leader on the world stage. no major gaffes. it is the president being the president and saying what he believes in to the leaders that he promised he would talk tough to. i think it has been a different story back home because as much as they would like for the headlines to be about the president standing tough on trade or standing up to nato, which is what his base seems to want, we have leak after leak after leak about the fbi's investigation into russia. while he's over there, we find out it goes all the way up to the top to jared kushner. so even being abroad has not opini been able to stop the snowballing domestically here at home for the president.
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it'll wade him when he comes back. >> the reset didn't happen back here at home. amber, you'll be back later on in the show. right now, we're waiting for hillary clinton to speak to college graduates in massachusetts. we'll have that live. plus, a big win for republican congressman, soon-to-be, greg gianforte, despite being charged with assault before the election. did the democratic party blow the opportunity before the incident? gianforte's body slam was irresistible to late-night comedians. >> last night, a republican congressional candidate, gene forfa for forte, bodies slammed a reporter. some republicans are saying it wasn't a big deal, which they might regret in three years when the rock runs for president. i guess i was born with a crayon in my hand. i decided to see if there was a way for design to play a... ...positive role in what was going on in the world.
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montana elected a new congressman, and he is heading to capitol hill with an assault charge that came hours before the special election. republican greg gianforte won with 50% of the vote. his democratic challenger, rob kw quist, got 44%. on a victory speech, gene forfaforte did an about face and said he was sorry after going after a reporter. but his campaign had put out a false statement.
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>> last night, i made a mistake. and i took an action that i can't take back, and i'm not proud of what happened. i should not have treated that reporter that way. for that, i'm sorry, mr. ben jacobs. >> just a short time ago, and no one asked a question, by the way, president trump sent his congratulations from the g7 summit in italy. >> and the win in montana. >> great win in montana there. garrett is in boseman. all the raised eyebrows, shocked that gianforte could win after the incident. how much of a shock was this? >> on the ground here, it wasn't much of a surprise. there wasn't a lot of publicly available polling of this race, but all of it that there was showed quist, the democrat,
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trailing, sometimes by as much as ten points, even coming into the last week. i talked to a couple of national democrats over the last couple of days who were watching this race closely. they were telling me they were aggressively down playing the democrats's chances. they were saying they would hope to lose by seven or eight, as long as they didn't lose by ten, they'd feel they did okay with the candidate they had. that's a tough mountain to climb. even with this newsbreakibreakio nights ago, montana has a huge early vote. 70% of the vote comes in early. you cannot change your vote once you've cast an earlier absentee ballot. with 70% of the vote locked in, that left a narrow slice of people left to be persuaded, if they'd be persuaded at all. >> when does gianforte get sworn in and does he have to interrupt his work on the hill to face a judge? >> the timing seems to work out for him. the earliest he can be sworn in is june 6th. that's when congress comes back from the recess that starts
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today. and the latest he can see a judge here in montana is june 7th. we would expect to see him in front of a judge on this misdemeanor assault charge sometime early next week. >> garrett haake in montana. to come to work for nbc means no sleep, but great job out there. good to have you on board. i want to bring on our national correspondent steve kornacki to talk about this. we were joking about staying up late, but for us, this is super bowl stuff. what's your take on what happened there? >> i think there's a couple things to look at here. first of all, keep in mind, the congressional districts, the entire state of montana, and this is a state donald trump won by 21 points last november. the name of the game for democrats is they want to go to districts and states tru s trum and at least eat into the margin. a 21-point trump victory goes down to six points in the special election. they ate into the trump base. they couldn't get a win. republicans will say, moral
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victories don't count for much in politics. if there are bigger picture lessons i think from these results, about how voters are thinking about the trump presidency, i see a couple things on this map. first of all, trump country. talk about the counties. they're the heart of donald trump's base in montana. really nationally. rural countries, largely white wo counties, lower income, eastern montana. donald trump got 80%, 90% of the vote. one of the questions we've been asking are voters like that losing their enthusiasm? is there a little slippage there? there was none. they came out and gave gianforte the same numbers. eastern montana there, they gave gianforte the same numbers that trmp n donald trump got. the democrats made in roads a little bit. white working class blue collar areas, mining counties, think about the area around butte, hillary clinton was dragged down there last november. won it by seven points.
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a 30-point increase in the area for the democrat here. again, you think national implications, think of wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, ohio. that's the type of voter. blue collar, rust belt democrat around there. that's the kind of voter they did make in roads with in montana. if there is a silver lining for democrats, it is that. republicans will say, we won. >> like horseshoes. the other thing i was surprised -- well, maybe i shouldn't be surprised, but i was disappointed, that after all the criticism came for this altercation, and the fact that, frankly, clearly, they released a statement that was untrue, it was at odds with what we heard on the tape, and it was at odds with what people who were in the room said happened, so they put out a statement that was false. he raised over $100,000 like that? >> rallied folks around him and didn't address the incident publicly until after all the results were in. garrett made a good point earlier. that apology last night, the real audience for that may have
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been paul ryan, the speaker of the house. ryan basically put a deal out there yesterday to gianforte. you have to apologize, then we won't give you any trouble. he did that. >> we'll see what committees he gets named to, et cetera. steve kornacki, great to have you here. joining me with reaction from capitol hill is democratic congressman from michigan, serving on the financial services committee. good morning. >> thanks for having me on. >> house speaker paul ryan issued a statement this morning. quote, elections are about choices and montanans made their choice, electing gianforte to respect them. he has real-world experience. he will bring the experience to congress where he will be a valuable voice. will you welcome him to capitol hill? >> well, he is going have to prove himself, to be honest with you. the impression he has made, his first impression, is that of a person who can't answer a tough question and decides to physically attack and assault a member of the media and then lie
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about it, and only apologize when it was determined that there was actually audio that proved that their lie was false. this is not a good way to introduce yourself to the rest of congress. the way i look at it is i will give him a chance to prove himself and to prove that the impression that recreated with this terrible act is an anomaly. but he is going to have to prove that to me. i can only go by what i've seen so far. >> it's been interesting to watch -- >> what i've seen is disgusting. >> -- the way republicans have responded to this. some laughed it off. some of them would not even comment on it. but republican congressman tom cole of oklahoma said this morning, yeah, gianforte should face legal consequences for what happened. in fact, let me play exactly what he said. >> he made a bad mistake, no doubt about it. i was very critical of the action. there's not an excuse for it. he's got to face legal
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consequences for it. it's certainly something he is going to have to deal with, and that i know he'd prefer not to. that's why i'm sure he apologized last night. we'll let the legal, you know, system take its course. >> so he is going to face that misdemeanor charge, but the bottom line is, he won. there are a lot of people looking at this, and i'm reading a deadline in the daily beast, and it says, greg gianforte body slams democrats' high hopes for 2018. what do you read into the result for the democrats going forward, congressman? >> obviously, as has been noted, it was a tough area for us to win. that state is one that donald trump won by 21 points. while we did not win, you know, there were significant measures of progress. as was noted. some of those working class democrats and independents that we ought to try to get back did come back. you know -- >> well, there was some criticism the dnc could have done more. they could have put more effort and money in there.
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>> it's always easy to look back and do monday morning quarterbacking. we'd never imagine the day before the election, this candidate would beat up a reporter. >> is that the only reason to invest there? i mean, given the president's approval ratings, and given that there did seem to be some momentum that we've seen already for some of the democratic candidates, would it have made sense to try to put a little push in there? it's not like you have to go into montana with millions and millions and millions of dollars. >> yeah, that's true. we did come in. i know they put resources in and closed the gap to a great extent, moving from 15 or 20 points behind to a loss of six. but, you know, obviously, in retrospect, had he known the events would have come together as they did, we might have invented more. i think this makes the case that there's movement toward democrats. if you can get a state like montana to essentially end up
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with a race that required the republicans to unload millions and millions of dollars just to hold the seat that they already had, i think that indicates a step in the right direction. what i worry about is that the body slam of the reporter confiscates the body slam that president trump's budget is going to put on all sorts of working people. this new member of congress is going to have to make a decision about some really tough choices that we have to make. i'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt, but i'm not going to be too pleased if he decides he is going to embrace the trump budget, which body slams people who are on food stamps, body slams workers who are just trying to get worker retraining to get to their next job. those are the questions we ought to be talking about, not his unfortunate behavior. >> i have no doubt that on capitol hill, and i guess i'm sure you don't either because you know how it works, there will be plenty of reporters waiting for him when he arrives with some of those tough questions about how he is going to vote on those critical
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issues. congressman of michigan, good see you. thank you. >> thanks, chris. coming up, secretary of state rex tillerson making his first official visit to the uk, speaking on the controversy that halted intelligence sharing between the allies. plus, police made a new arrest in the manchester bombing investigation. as the uk prepares for their own holiday weekend. we've got a live report next.
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this morning, rare from the trump administration. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. takes few responsibility for leaking information from the manchester bombing. intelligence sharing between the two nations did resume last night after british officials stopped sharing information because of forensic crime scene photos showing up in american media earlier this week. tillerson is calling for legal action. >> the president has been very strong in his condemnation and his call for an immediate investigation and prosecution of those who are found to have been responsible for leaking any of this information to the public. we take full responsibility for that.
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we obviously regret that happened. >> nbc's bill neely is live in manchester for us. what's the latest on the investigation? >> yeah, chris, rex tillerson being very open and straight at not only that admission, if you like, of responsibility, but also saying our hearts are broken in the united states for the people of manchester. he talked about the thirst for justice and justice, of course, is what the police are aiming for. one more arrest this morning. there have been searches of several houses in manchester and liverpool areas. eight people still being questioned by the police. the police are calling these arrests significant. some of the things they have recovered in those searches, important. now, theresa may has been talking, of course, to donald trump. that's how the intelligence row, if you like, was solved. here, emotions still raw.
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this carpet of flowers, not far away from where this attack happened. of course, still growing. fears still, you know, around that there could be a second attack. police worried about two things. that salman abedi could have accomplices who are ready to launch another attack, but they're also worried about the possibility of a copycat attack. that someone with a knife, with a car, a low level way, might try to repeat this kind of killing. the intelligence agency saying they have actually foiled five plots in the last two months. most of them involving knives and cars. a lot of emotion here, but police on high alert. a big sporting weekend here and in other parts of england. security has been stepped up for all of those events, including one that's due to start here in manchester in the next few hours. chris? >> nbc's bill neely. thank you for the update from manchester. former fbi director james
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former fbi director james comey is expected to testify before the senate intel committee sometime after memorial day about memos he reportedly wrote about conversations he had with president trump. but the fbi has so far rejected
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congressional requests to hand over those memos which, according to the "new york times," say that the president asked comey to end the michael flynn investigation. joining me now is virgin islands congresswoman, also a member of the oversight committee and former prosecutor who worked under former fbi director comey. good morning. >> good to see you. >> obviously, the big news related to comey was there was bad intel from the russians. some faked documents that were used in part when he made his decision to do what he did in the middle of the campaign -- >> that's right. >> -- in terms of making various announcements. there are people putting -- i guess if you're in the comey camp, could only be the worst possible spin on it, in that he was duped. others are saying they learned quickly what really happened. you're both a prosecutor and someone who knows, obviously, how the fbi works. what do you think happened here? >> i think when he received the
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information, at the time not knowing it was, in fact, fake news, or news that had been planted by the russians, he acted in the manner in which he felt was going to support the integrity of the fbi, the integrity of the justice system, as well as the integrity of the investigation, as well as the election that we were going to have. so this solves some of the questions as to have somewhat of an overreach, that then director comey did, which left many of us who were prosecutors really a bit wondering what was his rationale behind doing that. he was a meticulous person. this also goes to -- >> wouldn't a meticulous person make sure if there were questions raised about this quickly, before using it to come to a conclusion, make sure you know exactly what those -- what you're dealing with. >> sure. >> or you think the way he operated was reasonable? >> well, you know, that's the million dollar question and one that those of us on the oversight and government reform
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committee have been asking pretty much right after the election. to get these documents, to have the conversations, to have director comey and others come to the hearings to have those discussions. we all realize that, you know, now this was really important information to have. when the democrats were asking for this information right after the election, there was a tone deafness on the part of the republicans who were unwilling to put the people of america and this institution, our constitution, above politics and above their own party. so we saw they stymied and kept that from the american people. now with the leaks as well as the other information, the good journalistic work you've all been doing, we've seen that and the cries have come from many of them to, in fact, have the hearings, have the intel, have the committees do the hearings necessary, as well as the oversight and government reform committee. >> your committee chairman
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responded yesterday after what the fbi said regarding the documents. saying the focus of the committee's investigation is the independence of the fbi, including conversations between the president and comey and the process by which comey was removed. the records being withheld are central to those questions. >> they are. >> now that you have robert mueller who has been appointed, what do you think realistically are the chances you get those documents? >> well, i think that, you know, our chairman now seems to be someone who is interested and curious about this. when in the past, he'd not been. i'm hopeful he is going to do the right thing and press the issue. we are the oversight and government reform committee. it is our responsibility, our ranking member elijah cummings had been asking to have these hearings, pressing for the information. i think we're going to press to continue to do that. i don't want to thwart the investigation. we want the truth to come out. we're asking for the facts to lead the american people and the
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justice system where it should go. we have to remember the special prosecutor is only going to be able to bring criminal charges against any other individuals outside of the president. it will be his report and his recommendations and the recommendations of the intel as well as our committee, which will determine what, if anything, should happen to the president. >> congresswoman of the virgin islands, thank you so much for coming on the program. >> thank you. i want to say happy, best memorial day to you and thank you to our veterans and others who have given the ultimate price as well as the people of the virgin islands. >> we second that. thank you so much. >> thank you. right now, hillary clinton returning to our alma mater. wellesley college. she'll be delivering the commencement address, as she did in 1992, and also the year she graduated. she spoke in 1969. we'll have it for you live coming up. passion... but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. with it, i earn unlimited 2% cash back on
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drive out the extremists. drive them out. drive them out. >> welcome, a very warm welcome to israel. >> we must work together to wor build a future where the nature's of the region are at peace. >> never mention the word or the name in conversation. they were all saying that name, you had to know the story. >> oh my gosh. >> i would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of manchester. so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers. >> i encountered and i'm aware of information and intelligence that revealed context and
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interactions between russian officials and u.s. persons involved in the trump campaign. >> we issued to subpoenas to the two michael flynn businesses that we're aware of. >> he is something, he is very great. we had a fantastic meeting, and it was an honor to be with the hope. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys, get out of here. the last guy did the same thing, are you with "the guardian"? >> yes, you just broke my glasses. >> should the gentleman apologize? yeah, i think he should. >> i will make clear that the intelligence must remain secure. >> they must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations.
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23over the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying, and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense. >> we don't cut medicaid. we're talking about repealing obama care, the results are -- >> 23 million people off of health insurance, is that right? >> a cbo number that i think you just agreed could be wrong. >> i did not agree to that at all. >> i should not have treated that reporter that way and for that i'm sorry, mr. ben jacobson. >> now we take you live to wellsley college, but hillary clinton speaking at her alma
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mama mater. >> president john's first commencement. to thank her, the trustees, family, friends, fault, staff, and guests. for understanding and perpetuating the importance of this college. what it stands for, what it has meant, and what it will do in the acquires ahead. and most importantly, it is wonderful to be here with another green class to say congratulations to the class of 2017. now, i have some of my deer friends here from my class, a
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green class of 1969, and i assume or at least you can tell me later, unlike us, you actually have a class cheer. 1969 wellesley yet another year with no class cheer. but it is such an honor to join with the college and all of those who celebrate, and o to recognize the amazing futures that await you. four years ago, maybe a little more or less for some of you, just a minute, i have to get a
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los losenge. i told the trustees i was sitting with, after hearing her speech, i didn't think i could get through it. we'll blame allegery instead of emotion. but you know, you arrived at this campus. you arrived from all over. you joined students from 49 states and 58 countries. now maybe you felt like you belonged right away, i doubt it. but maybe some of you did and you never waivered. maybe you changed your major
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three times and your hair style twice as many as that. or maybe after your first month of classes you made a frantic collect call, ask your parents what that was. back to illinois, to tell your mother and father that you weren't smart enough to be here. my father said "okay, come home. my mother said you have to stick it out. . that is what happened to me. but whatever your path, you dream big. you probably in true wellesley fashion planned your academic and extracurricular schedule
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right down to the minute. so to this day that you have been waiting for, and maybe dreading a little is finely here. as president johnson said, i spoke at my commencement 48 years ago. i came back 25 years ago to speak at another commencement. i could not think of any place i would rather be this year than right here. now, you may have heard that things didn't exactly go the way i planned, but you know what i'm
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doing okay. i have gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren. i was going to give my entire speech about them but i was talked out of it. long walks in the woods. organizing my closets, right? i won't help, chardonay helped a little, too. but here is what helped most of all, remembers who i am, where i come from, and what i believe. and this is what wellesley means to me. this college gave me so much. it launched me on a life of service and provided friends
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that i still treasure, so where ever your life takes you, i hope that wellesley serves as that kind of touch stone for you. now, if any of you are nervous about what you'll be walking into when you leave the campus, i know that feeling. i do remember my commencement. i have been asked by my classmates to speak, i stayed up all night with my friends, the third floor of davis. writing and editing the speech. by the time we gathered in the quad i was exhausted, my hair was a wreck. but i was pretty oblivious to all of that because what my friends had asked me to do was to talk about our worries.
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and about our ability and responsibility to do something about them. we didn't trust government. authority figures, or anyone over 30. and in large part, thanks to years of heavy aushlties. civil rights and poverty, no. we were asked if people of color, minorities, immigrants would be treated with dignity and respect. and by the way, we were furious about the past presidential election. a man whose