Atty Gen: Redacted Mueller report will be made public by mid-April or sooner; Judiciary Chair demands no redactions; Barr says his letter on Mueller report was not meant to be "an exhaustive recounting" of the nearly 400-page report; Ocasio-Cortez respond
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Why Republicans are talking about Alexandria Cossio Cortes, more than any other democrat, including anybody running for president. Let's go out. Good evening. I'm Erin Burnett out front tonight. The breaking news showdown over the Muller report. The attorney general Bill bar has put out today. This a two page letter to congress in it. He promises he will give something to the public by mid April. But he adds quote is one of the operative lines. We are preparing the report for release making the reductions that are required the emphasis, of course, as mine, but attorney general bar bent spent six lines in here. Six lines biggest chunk right in here. Okay. Listing possible. Areas of redaction, including quote information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of preferable third parties, obviously performance quite a subjective. Word isn't it? Redaction can be a hugely subjective enterprise away to hide important information. The country has a right to know or utterly innocuous. And that is the problem, which is going to be reductions are. Flying with the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler, within minutes of getting bars letter, he fired back with his own letter writing in part, quote, as I formed of the attorney general of this week, congress requires the full and complete Muller report without reductions emphasis, again mine as well as access to the underlying evidenced by April second that deadline still stands the battle lines are drawn with bar fighting the battle as President Trump acts as if he could care less. He doesn't have a care in the world about the nearly four hundred page report. I have nothing to hide this was a hoax. This was a witch hunt. I have absolutely nothing to hide. Never mind. Of course, you know, the six people in this Arbor going to prison and the thirty eight other people charged and the Russians and the criminal counts. And putting all that aside. We all know, this was not a witch hunter a hoax, let's hone in on the operative words. They're absolutely nothing to hide if that is the truth, then let's bring it on all three hundred to four hundred pages because as we have seen so far of those nearly four hundred pages. All we've gotten is one hundred and one words from the actual report. Right. We got this summary, which is loaded term. Apparently today the summary from Bill right on one hundred one words in here actually came from. If you take away the title and the foot note, it's seventy four words that is all we have to go on maharaja was out front on Capitol Hill and mono. This is a huge fight reductions or no reductions, and when are we going to get it Nadler and bar fisticuffs on how tough is going to get it could get very intense. Intern really depends on how much latitude depar-. Department feels it has to redact information. How much information is alternately redacted? I can tell you a private phone call that Bill Barr had Jerry Nadler earlier this week the questions how much would ultimately be redacted came up in that ten minute phone call. And while the call was cordial that key question was not answered when Nadler Preston nether also suggested to bar that they go to court work together to get a court order to release. The grand jury information that the Democrats have been demanding as part of their demands for releasing the full report bar was open to those suggestion. I'm told but he did not say that he would go forward with that. Nevertheless, Democrats are saying that they want the full report by April second, which are not gonna get the question is what do they do next? When do they start to Asia subpoenas? And what will they ultimately be satisfied with giving them all to be redaction? Will they agree to some sort of middle ground at the moment there? Showing that there have offer. No give here. But the bottom line is how hard they push it will they succeed. They are saying tonight Erin that president is on their side. They're citing the Watergate case, the Ken Starr case Republican investigation of the Clinton Email probe to say on. All those cases. Grand jury information in other underlying formation came to congress. They're saying this situation it should happen as well. All right. Thank you very much mono, and I wanna go now democratic congressman Jimmy Gomez who sits in the house oversight committee, congressman thank you very much being with me. So we get this two page letter from Bill bar today, are you satisfied with it? No, not at all. See I wanted to see the report and American people want to see the port immediately. And we want to make sure that all the evidence comes out and the truth comes out, you know, if they were going to redact something understand on some level. But at the same time, if they're redacting protect the president from saving them from embarrassment or preventing congress from following lines of information than that's completely under unacceptable and. We're gonna push back. All right. So let me just get to the bottom of this issue. 'cause this is this is what this is about. And they're fighting over the date. But the real issue here is what we're going to get and co-chairman Nadler right is saying I don't want any reductions any at. All right. He's going all the way over here, the top Republican on the judiciary committee. Doug Collins says that if that happens bar would break the law that there need to be reductions right national security sources and methods according to bars letter, as I said, the longest part of it was listing out what he's working topically to redact, and he says, including till the intelligence community identifies potentially compromising sensitive sources and methods. So do you support those sorts of? Reductions. I think that he has to work with chairman Naylor to determine what is actually redacted. I think that in that sense. They can really get to a middle ground. But at the same time, nobody trusts administration, and we don't trust Bill bar to not redact information and parts of the report that congress needs in order to follow up on Jerry, Nadler, chairman Nadler is saying no reductions at all. I mean 'cause he. Yeah. Because listen we dealt with this administration. Every time we bring anybody in to testify for the congress. They dodged the delay. They don't answer anything. And at the same time we need to do our job. So I understand why Nadler is pushing very hard to make sure that the they listened to congress, which is a co equal branch of government. All right. So then on this other issue for action, I mentioned this and our lead. But I think this is very important Barr. Says he's working currently docked based on several things including information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of personal. Third parties. Are you? Okay. With any reductions for that reason? Given that the word peripheral and third party. Of course is hugely subjective. Yeah. Who does it include? Right. Does it include Donald junior who does it really include? And that is part of the problem. If we don't know who it includes it can actually prevent us from doing our job and following up. So I understand why we're gonna continue pushing back I support that. And I want to see the report with no reductions, but if something is made I will I will try to see what it is. I, but you know, what the American people deserve a full report with no reductions, you you support the full on redacted report going to the gang of right bipartisan group of lawmakers who have access to the most highly classified information and not everyone in congress. No, I think that we've had sensitive briefings on a variety of issues with everybody in congress. And I think everybody in congress deserves to know I wanna play again, some of what President Trump said today about the Miller report for you congressman. Here. He is. I have nothing to hide this was a hoax. This was a witch hunt. Congressman gomez. Do you think he genuinely is okay? With the release of the entire report. Or is he saying that while expects a Bill bar Mitch McConnell to run interference for him. This president has hit everything from the moment. He started running. Let's take take. I don't believe him whatsoever. But remember he also said that he wasn't real releasing his taxes because they're under audit later, we found out that he was lying about that. So he's just saying that because I believe he thinks that Bill bar is going to do his duty work. So in congress has also this issue the deadline, which I want to understand for me, right chairman. Adler says April second and he's not moving from it. And now bar said, mid April. And now Dianne Feinstein democratic Senator, of course, says she'd be fine with April fifteenth are you fine with those extra few days April fifteenth, or do you think is do or die on April? Second is the right way to go. I trust chairman ler chairman Miller has been excellent as the chairman of the judiciary as well. As the ranking member he has he's thinking second year behind him. I'm behind him one hundred percent. All right before we go finally attorney general Bill bars offered to testify before the Senate Judiciary. Committee on may first House Judiciary committee may second. Obviously those are going to be crucial days. What's the most important question? You want asked. I I honestly I'm going to leave that up to chairman Adler. And here's the thing. I sit on oversight. I have other questions regarding the taxes regarding payments to stormy Daniels. I wanna get down to the bottom of that. I'm still pursuing that at the same time we've seen that these individuals from the ministration have been coached by attorneys to not answer a word. So I honestly don't know. What information we're gonna get from their Torney general if he goes before congress they've showed that time and time again that they're gonna dodge not be forthright. I appreciate your time tonight. Thank you. Thank you so much and next attorney general Bill bar taking issue with anybody who called his four page summary memo summary of the Wooller investigation. What's up? What's what the problem with the word, you take four hundred pages you distill them down to four, but we can't use the word summary. Plus, President Trump insisting the situation on the US southern border is so terrible that he may have to take drastic measures. Very good likelihood than I'll be closing the voter next week. And that'll be just fine with me and Donald Trump junior directing his father's followers to attack democrat. 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If not sooner so that's one better line. But also going to great lengths to reject. This is where it gets really strange descriptions that his letter last week in which he went through Robert Muller's findings was a summary. He says he has issue with that. Okay. So in his new letter today, he says, quote, I'm aware of some media reports and other public statements mischaracterizing my March twenty fourth two thousand nineteen supplemental notification as a quote summary of the special counsel's investigation report my notification to congress and the public provided pending release of the report a summary of its principal conclusions. I mean, I don't know lawyers. Is it true? The percent. I sing let's kill all the lawyers out front now. Former assistant attorney for the standard former FBI special agent auto shop and political editor for the New York Times, Patrick Healey, Harry. Okay. I'm sorry. What is the difference between a summary and a summary of principal conclusions? I mean, we can use words as lawyers to be specific as we want to be, and I suppose in some abstract sense. What he is saying is logical. But I think it is somewhat misleading the way in which it was presented to the public and the way in which President Trump talked about it was not just a summary of principal conclusions. But he and his supporters talked about it as a total exoneration. So he's sort of walking that back one. Thanks because maybe there will be things in this report that don't sound like a total exoneration. And so better to begin the process of backpedaling now. All right. Here's the thing. It's been nearly a week, right? Almost to the day this weekend. It'll be since bar. Put the four page. Distillation out if he had an issue with being called a summary as opposed to the principal conclusions. Why not speak out sooner? Unless as Harry says he is trying to back pedal. I agree with Harry, look as lawyers we are trained to to know that words have meaning. And how those words can be interpreted by the public, and I don't see any reason why even if he chose to do this a week ago. He couldn't have for example, given the number of pages in the full length of the report are offered a caveat that this does not summarize each individual investigation, which the special counsel has provided. I also don't know why if the full report is four hundred pages he couldn't have waited a little longer to provide a more thorough summary. If if that's what he wanted to do. So I think this is backpedaling I think that the pushback has been severe and that it has misled the public on both sides, and it does disservice to Americans anti-congress better. It would seem to just have the fight. You're going to have on reductions, and I've gotten the whole. Thing next week or two weeks later three weeks of fighting. And then let's see it all I mean Patrick Barr. Also writes in his his his new letter, I love this. It's like this era was write a letter and communicate by letter. He writes, quote, although the president would have the right to assert privilege. He's referring here to executive privilege over certain parts of the report he has stated publicly he intends to defer to me and accordingly. There are no plans to submit a report to the White House for privilege review. Okay. To me the words that stood out in here were intends to defer to me is barred running interference for the president saving him from having to claim executive privilege because that looks really bad but subsequently, right? I mean, Bill bars not Jeff Sessions, President Trump's might. He really this is a clear statement of trust in Bill in Bill bar to make decisions that will keep the president keep the White House from getting into an executive privilege fight that really the takeaway from that would be what are you hiding or what are you trying to hide instead deferring early? Intends to defer to to Bill bar suggests that the president has nothing to worry about here. The Justice department can take care of it. Reductions can be easily done he's fine because he is come away from this. With exoneration being the central message that he wants out. He doesn't want to be a fight about executive privilege. He doesn't want to get into the White House redacting he wants just zone. Of course. I, you know. The big question, I suppose is how the President Bill bar communicating explicitly. But one way, of course, they're communicating is the way the president, always communicates. Which is he tells the whole world what he wants one individual here in this case laying praise on Bill bar. You're amazing. You're amazing. You're amazing here. He is. Confidence in the attorney general I will say this. Our new attorney general Bill bars. Great gentlemen. And I've heard about him for years. He's great. He's a great, man. I'm gonna leave that to our new attorney general who's been so incredible actually. And that's based on a lot of people saying, this is a very very special person. The message is clear. The message is clear, and I also think that from Trump's previous behavior his pattern of behavior. He's not inclined to blanket trust someone without some kind of. Sure. Ince's in my opinion. I think that one question that members of congress might have for Bill bar is whether attorney general bar had any conversations with the president either before or after the report was released because if he did then we have a replay of the Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch scenario on the tarmac that would be highly inappropriate and really call into question at least perception wise his ability to make ultimately prosecutorial decision, which is exactly what happened in the Hillary Clinton case. So, you know, I also think that ultimately these facts are going to come out one way or the other and Bill bar as a pretty highly respected attorney has really put himself on the line in the way that he has decided to present and characterize. Report at the outset. I mean, Harry, it is pretty incredible. There's something going on between between these two. It does seem like it. And why did Bill bar get this job? He had been out of politics out of government for many years. I don't wanna say he was retired. But I don't think he was sort of in the middle of his career to put it to say, the least and so he emerges because he wrote this nineteen page memo in which he specifically said, I don't think that this can be obstruction and then bar jumps into the vacuum. It's not clear. The mother intended him to make a finding on obstruction and says there's no chargeable obstruction here. So it's understandable. Why the president would view whom with confidence, and it's understandable. Why there would be some skepticism and let him prove everyone who is skeptical led him prove them wrong through handling this in a fair and transparent way. I hope he does. So what happens then, Patrick, but I think you have a process over the next two. Two weeks where there's gonna be a lot of concerns from Democrats about these categories that the Justice department is suggesting they can do reductions on a lot personal privacy and reputational interests, right, which is that was very broad category. With these sort of these third the third party figures whose reputations apparently need to be protected as Donald Trump junior peripheral because he's not being indicted. Right. Well, you central as most would would you can see how you could legally parse that chore. Absolutely. But you still the end of the day, you still have the mullahs report in the hands of President Trump's political appointee making the reductions himself and that team making their would actions themselves, and you're going to hear Democrats who are going to be able to make a pretty effective argument about wanting to see transparency from the administration and from the special counsel on this report. So the pressure at least for for two weeks over redaction. Is going to be pretty big if it's not about as decorative privilege, though, that is something that that helps fascinating to see the president alternately truly trust Bill bar to do that to say. Okay. I really do trust you, then I'm not going say anything in there. I don't like. And that's a tall order. We're talking about four hundred pages close to it. Thank you, all and next. President. Trump says the US is facing an unprecedented security prices the border, but what is really happening on the ground or out front investigation with lavender and just moments ago congresswoman Alexandro Cossio Cortes, fighting back to this chant from President Trump's rally last night. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. Just now the new villain for Republicans. Alexandria, Akhazia Cortez is fighting back against this attack. That Donald Trump junior used to rally the base last night. Think about the fact that every mainstream leading democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn't know the three branches of government. I don't know about you guys. But that's pretty scary. You guys you're not very nice moments ago. Okaz you Cortes responded. He doesn't have another woman Hillary Clinton or whoever whoever else to vilify anymore. So they need to find another woman to kind of prop up and become a lightning. Rod. Right now, Santa political commentator, Scott Jennings. Former special assistant to President George W Bush and former senior adviser to Mitch McConnell and peace boykin, former Clinton White House aide, Scott you heard what she said this is about them just needing to find a woman to hate on basically lightning. Rod was the word. She used what you say. No, I think she's wrong. I think what they're hating on is the drift of the Democratic Party towards socialism. I think this entire thing. You heard Donald Trump junior do last night as a continuation of what President Trump started in the state of the union where he starting to define the Democratic Party and whoever the nominee that he runs against as a socialist. And so I think they're gonna in his long, by the way is she is sort of one of the leading voices of the party as long as she's basically, the heart and soul of the party. I think they're going to keep going back to this well to define the Democrats socialists as they head towards reelection. I think there's a lot of Republicans who want to act like she has the heart and soul of the party. That's the big question for Democrats right now. Keith, what do you say is is she right that this is about them needing to find it was Hillary. And now it's going to be her. I think she's exactly right. She's a twenty nine year old freshman member of congress. She's been in office for all of two months now last year, she said at this time, she was waitressing at a time. Khobar? She just got health insurance a month ago. She is finding her sea-legs as as they say, she's a voice within the party. She is not the only voice in the party. She's not even in the leadership of the party. But Republicans are so fixated on Alexander Cossio Cortez because she's young because she's a woman because she's a woman of color. She's a Latina. She's progressive. She's all the things that they are frayed of about the changing demographics of this country. So they have a consistent pattern. They go out and attack people they on people like for will Wilson, they attacked people like Maxine Waters, they attacked people at Colin capital. Donald Trump even talking about jussie smollet if he does better to talk about it's always women. It's always people of color. It's always minorities. It's always the people. They wanted to engage in a fear campaign for two gene up there, right wing base. And it's despicable for the president and his family to do that might be slightly a little apples and oranges to Jesse small. And there he did go after him. But I think we all agree that might be in a very. Category. But the president United station be talking about that. That's the point Scott. What do you make though the obsession that Republicans have with AO see because it is that according to the hill, they actually went through and counted them seven hundred sixty six times, she's been mentioned on Fox News this year more than any democrat who is actually running for president. I don't think Republicans are obsessed with AO. I think Democrats are and they've elevated her to a leading voice in the party so much so that she is leading on one of their top issues, which is climate change. And in fact, this week the Senate Democrats had a chance to vote on one of her ideas on climate change, the green new deal, and she tweeted that she instructed the Senate Democrats on how she wanted them to vote. So I don't think Republicans are obsessed with her. I think Democrats are and look they have elevated her, and she isn't exciting voice for them. And she isn't exciting voice for socialism in this country. And I think as long as she continues to be that kind of voice, you're gonna hear the Republicans talk about it because they think it's indicative of where the Democrats actually are Keith when you speak about her being the voice the party, let the green new deal is her Marquis couldn't get away to pay attention to it till she put her face to it. And I wanna play this exchange between her and Republican Sean Duffy who slammed the green new deal during committee meeting this week. I think we should not focus on the rich wealthy elites who will look at this and go I love it. Because I've I've got big money in the Bank. Everyone should do this. We should all sign onto it. But if you're a poor family just trying to make ends meet. It's a horrible idea. This is not in elitist issue. This is a quality of life issue. You wanna tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist tell that to the kids in the South Bronx, which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country tell that to the families and Flint whose kids have their blood. It's a sending in lead levels, their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives called them elitist. All right moments like that or why presidential candidate Hooley in Castro told me this week AFC is a breath of fresh air. Keith is she the leader of the party right now. No, she's a leader within the party. That's clear. She's she's important voice. She's an impressive voices and impressive young member of congress. But she's not the leader of the party. And there's no reason why that the only people were trying to make her the leader of the party right now or the Republicans because again it fits into their studio type of the people who they don't like they want to demonize, the Democratic Party and mind, you Malania Trump is out there running this whole be best campaign. Well, Don, Donald Trump junior is out there leading a chant a see sucks at a rally for the president United States. Okay, today campaign Trump junior who by the way, Scott it's supposed to the Trump organization for all sorts of very important reasons in this country is not supposed to be doing all this political stuff. But I guess they don't care about that. He is out there saying some things that are well. Inappropriate here. He is last night at the rally just a few of the other things he said. Let's call them Adam full of Schiff, Adam Schiff has been peddling so much bull Schiff. He really shift the bed, and I say what my father's doing. And I'm just proud of an American to see those results. Scott is at all. Okay. F-bomb word. Yeah. I gotta tell you. Adam Schiff deserves everything he's getting more from the Trump's. He's spent the last two years appro- occasion. The president of reason Schiff ever use it profanity to describe Donald Trump. I think I think accusing someone of treason is worse than profanity accusing someone of being a traitor to their country is worse than it is a profanity to me as a patriotic American called my father trader was done junior said last night with sound like a bedtime. Got was it profanity when Donald Trump's fit five and a half years lying about Barack Obama's birth certificate accusing him of being treasonous. Thank you very much inconsistent view. Does example, the hypocrisy within the party they consistent. Invalid people of color minorities. Anybody doesn't finish their stereotypical image of America supposed to be and you have people's got. No that at least call it the inconsistency. All right. Thank you. Both very much. I next President Trump threatens to close down the border in days. So what's really happening? There are eleven dare investigates and coming up our comments like this going to de rail. Steve Moore's nomination to the bed. I'm going to be on a steep learning curve myself about how the fed operates how the Federal Reserve makes its decisions. I'm Biagio Messina. And I'm joke seen we're the producers behind HSEN television documentary series unmasking killer. Join us as we explore the identification capture and arrest of Joseph James, the Angelo the alleged Golden State killer in a special ten part podcast series unmasking killer, all new episodes premiering Tuesday. February twelve subscribe today at apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Breaking news, President Trump threatening to shut down the southern border as early as next week if Mexico doesn't stop all undocumented immigrants from entering the United States. We're not gonna give them hundreds of billions of dollars and tell them that they're not gonna use their strong immigration laws to help the United States. So there's a very good likelihood that I'll be closing the voter next week. And that'll be just fine with me. So what is happening on the Mexican border tonight at lavender investigates? Every day this week buses have dropped off nearly one hundred Central American migrants on the doorstep of the good neighbor settlement house shelter in Brownsville, Texas, most requesting asylum, but the scene is sparking frustration among immigrant rights advocates as legions of volunteers scrambled to help mothers and fathers with their children. What we see is that our community is being instrumental instrumentalise as as a tool in a larger political game that is completely anti to what the communities here want. Good. Neighbor settlement is one of several shelters helping migrants suddenly released this week by customs and border protection. The agency says it can't handle the massive number of migrants crossing the border and the Gration system with the breaking point that breaking point as a rive this week at our border CB officials say border patrol agents are on pace for aperture and encounters with more than a hundred thousand migrants in March which would be the highest number. Of monthly legal border crossings in a decade that apartment of homeland security secretary today is warning the system is in freefall and President Trump says the tens of thousands of migrants requesting asylum are carrying out a big fat conjure up and is now threatening to shut down the border to control legal immigration, and we're. For a million illegal aliens trying to rush your borders. It is an invasion, you know, that. We met Vilma and her daughter at the shelter in Brownsville. They asked we not show their faces because they fear being returned to El Salvador. Vilma says she fled her home country with her daughter because they feared being killed gang. Members murdered her mother last year. Her daughter says three police officers unleashed, a bruising attack on her in January kicking and punching her for reasons that were never clear that's when they decided to leave advocates say this is not a con job. But real people facing life death consequences. We are not ignorant here in the Rio Grande valley. We know what's happening. Immigrant rights advocates say the Trump administration is deliberately creating a sense of chaos with mass releases of migrants or housing migrants under a bridge, and El Paso and giving families confusing paperwork. This is one of the migrants here who asked us not to identify her. But these are the forms that they're giving once they're released from custody here, and if you look closely here, this is supposed to be a notice to appear giving them a date and time when they're supposed to appear immigration. But here they're not getting those dates. The Trump administration says there is no manufactured crisis on the southern border. And that there is a real humanitarian and security crisis unfolding. So Erin critics say the Trump administration is simply trying to bolster its case for a national emergency to build more border wall. But the president's threat to close down the borders, really sending shockwaves through this part of the world, you can see there. The bridge in the distance that connects Brownsville about the motives millions of people depend on bridges and ports of entry like that to get back and forth every day, they go to school work, family and friends closing those ports of entry will have a devastating effect along the border region. Those ports of entry those bridges are a lifeline for these border communities. Aaron all right. Thank you very much. And I wanna go now to democratic congressman growl, GRA -have of Arizona. His district is along the southern border joins me from Tucson tonight. So Celo customs and border protection says the systems that breaking point. I don't know how much of Eddie's peace you able to hear. But some of these numbers one hundred thousand migrants apprehended this month the highest in the decade, forty thousand children in custody sixty migrants going to the hospital every single day. Do you believe there is humanitarian crisis at the border? I think there is a tragedy at the border. I believe that it is rapidly becoming a a humanitarian crisis in the sense that this whole situation that we're seeing in the border that we're seeing in the border area that I represent is contrived it's manufactured to meet a political and the President Trump, declares the emergency uses unilateral power shift money to build his famous wall. And the consequence now you have to justify it, and the justifications are what's causing the tragedy, and what's causing the crisis of the seventy thousand talk about the forget to mention that these people voluntarily come to the ports of entry to to customs and border patrol and turn themselves in seeking asylum seeking refugee status, those forty thousand children did not sneak across they came and voluntarily want to be processed to prove their credible. Fear this. And now taking custom officers way from the ports of entry, which is a security checkpoint where sixty thousand of apprehensions of drugs and individuals happens at that border and removing them from there and the threat of closing the border an economic lifeline to the region beyond anything else. So let me ask about shutting the border because obviously he's now he's now threatening to do. So as soon as next week as you just heard him say, congressman Bhave. Yes. So when you look at the Wilson center, they've done the math right there. Just looking at the border hundreds of millions of dollars a day in revenue from trade would be would be lost. If you just look at the annual numbers. The president though is trying to spin this as a good thing here. He is today. With the deficit like we have with Mexico to head for many years closing the Buddha will be a profit making up ration-. Do you agree with that prompted? No for those states along the border and for the rest of the nation. This is about jobs. This is about one of our biggest trading partners. This is about a visitation, retail sales, etc. It is an economic lifeline and to the region back in both sides of the border and to the threat of closure to the border is going to whatever crisis. They have been manufacturing is indeed going to become a major tragedy both economic and in terms of of humanity. And I I think this threat is not the problem with with his threats. They're not always idol. He's he now you could follow through on it, and the consequences would be horrible. Speaking of threats that I hope are idle I want to ask about one related to Puerto Rico, which is something I know very important to you your committee holding hearings on Puerto Rico and the aftermath of hurricane Maria. The governor Ricardo. Sellers took poke to our Jim Acosta yesterday and responded to President Trump saying look Puerto Rico's not spending money wisely. Here's what the governor said. Feel that way. Sometimes. You're dealing with the bully. If if the bully gets close. Punch in the mouth. It would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage. Do you support that way of speaking? I don't know the threat of violence is is is that the way to conduct a discussion, but you know, given that and with that caveat, you know, the governor is correct. This has been a pattern here a pattern of disdained disrespect lack of equity of treating the the the American citizens, then put the Rico after the devastation of money a- after their fiscal collapse treating them in in harsh manners. Not wanting to give food stamps wanting to cut the amount of of support and recovery money that has already been approved by congress. So my point is this this is a pattern that this president has whether is the border, and he talks about invasion, or whether it's the Rico, there seems to be a tilt that he wants to make people in this of color in this country. Here's fodder in this coming election. I think it's sad. I think. Devalue all of us, and you know, what the Rica needs helping we're going to have hearings on that. But the issue with the president's taught and threat is is is totally disrespectful and discriminatory to be honest with you. All right. Thank you very much, congressman Bhave speak tonight. Good tube, speak do next President Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve facing questions about unpaid taxes and his past political views. So what's his defense and Jeannie moves on President Trump's love for the third person? Donald Trump Donald Trump, Donald Donald Trump. The cases we gotta find who wrote this. No, we do that. We find the killer. This science defined out. Police used Luminol a chemical which close when it comes into contact with the iron component in blood that drama, but where was the rifle, and which man was telling the truth forensic files. The legendary true crime show is now a podcast. Join investigators they take on the toughest cases with cutting edge scientific tools. Subscribe now with apple podcasts with new episodes. Every Monday and Thursday, you'll never miss out on getting your forensic fix. Tonight. President Trump's pick for a spot on the Federal Reserve on defense. Steve Moore, former senior economic adviser to the Trump campaign. Former CNN contributor you. So I'm here a lot fighting back now against criticism over his political positions and lack of experience and about seventy five thousand dollars and unpaid taxes and penalties to the IRS Christina unless she is out front. I'm talking the big Ludo talk. And Steve I'm talking here. Stephen Moore conservative analyst and frequent Trump defender not. So sure we could have a presidential candidate with that would deliver these kinds of results who's praise of President Trump may avert a Macete on the prestigious panel that helps decide monetary policy for the US economy. The Federal Reserve Board. Dating more. There are two vacancies on. The board candidates are typically, former finance executives and Bank regulators. The board is supposed to operate above the political fray beside. Beside noted I. More is better known as a political pundit than in the communist, not depending the process is a former seen and contributor. He advised President Trump's 2016 campaign, but more insists that won't impact is ability to be an independent voice. I love what he's doing. I will be an independent voice. What I'm for just tell you what I'm for for a strong economy, a strong dollar stable prices and high wages when it comes to policy both more and Trump appear to speak the same language, frankly, if we can have somebody that would raise interest rates and do quantitative tightening. We would have been over four instead of three point one. I think that the fed is way too tight right now. I think they have depressed the market, but it's more than just his political background and coziness with Trump. That's raising concerns more. We'll have to answer questions about his taxes. A court filing shows ios, the IRS seventy five thousand dollars more told CNN the IRS owes him money on the. Eager to reach an agreement about the dispute and for them to move quickly on my case, if the Senate confirms him it's unclear whether Moore is even ready for the job he said so himself kind of new to this game. Frankly. So I'm going to be on a steep learning curve myself about how the fed operates how the Federal Reserve makes its decisions Semicon next question. Moore's qualifications while others support his non traditional background. You don't need a PHD economics or have written an economics textbook in order to be qualified to make policy at the Federal Reserve. And I think Stephen Moore is a breath of fresh air in that respect. So Stephen Moore is defending himself against this criticism that he's overly political saying that he's actually broken with the president on the deficit on government spending on steel tariffs. But in that same interview, he says that the president calls him every time he opposes him. Every time even more opposes the president on TV. And it's that coziness that bothers the economists who believed the fed should be entirely independent. All right. Thank you, very much, Christina and next genie. Most takes on Trump's Tennessee tendency to talk about Trump. The right sheets can take your sleep and your style to the next level with Boll and branch. The upgrade has never been more affordable. Every set is crafted from one hundred percents organic cotton. They get softer and softer over time. That's why they have thousands of five star reviews and even three US presidents have Boll and branch sheets. Try them for thirty nights. And if you don't love them, send them back for a full refund. 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This is a man who tweeted congratulations, Donald on his own apprentice ratings he said, thanks Donald when consumer confidence went up, but Donald doesn't have a monopoly on thanking himself. Remember this guy? Thanks, Obama thanking himself for lower gas prices. You know, there's actually a technical term for this some psychologist. Kevin Volkan has two theories from President Trump. Use of the third person. It's either he's granting himself. Which of course, he's very good at and I think he does that almost unconsciously. And I think also this could be indicative of narcissism where you know, you're constantly referring yourself no side tracks Donald nice 'n easy. You want the world to revolve around. You psychologists say toddlers are often Ilias before they fully grasp the concept of I and me like Elmo. Tweeted, one Trump critic he gives third person talkers like cookie monster bad name. So. Forget cooking's president likes his own name in his mouth than Donald Trump. 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