Lindsey Graham’s Priceless Reaction To Bombshell News Of CNN Report, Trump and James Mattis

Lindsey Graham’s Priceless Reaction To Bombshell News Of CNN Report, Trump and James Mattis


>>>A NEW REPORT JUST RELEASED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE’S INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY BROKE FBI POLICY BY SHARING MEMOS HE WROTE ON MEETINGS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP BACK IN 2017. CNN’S SARAH MURRAY JOINING ME RIGHT NOW. SARAH, YOU’VE BEEN DIGGING THROUGH THIS 83-PAGE REPORT FROM THE DOJ’S INSPECTOR GENERAL AND WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND?>>WELL, IT BASICALLY SAYS THAT JAMES COMEY, THE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR, VIOLATED FBI POLICIES IN THE WAY THAT HE RETAINED AND HANDLED THESE MEMOS. AND REMEMBER THESE WERE THE MEMOS THAT WERE DOCUMENTING HIS INTERACTIONS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHICH JAMES COMEY FOUND ALARMING AND THEN HE SHARED THEM WITH ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WHO THEN SHARED THEM WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA. AND SO THE REPORT GOES ON TO ESSENTIALLY SAY THAT COMEY SET A DANGEROUS EXAMPLE IN THE WAY THAT HE SHARED THIS INFORMATION, NOT ONLY FOR ALL OF THE CURRENT FBI EMPLOYEES, BUT FOR ALL OF THE FORMER FBI EMPLOYEES WHO ARE TAUGHT TO CAREFULLY GUARD INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE FBI, ABOUT POTENTIALLY ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS, ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS THERE. IT ALSO SITES QUOTES FROM A NUMBER OF COMEY’S ADVISERS SAYING THEY WERE SHOCKED AND STUNNED AND DISAPPOINTED IN THE WAY THAT COMEY REACTED TO THIS. SO CERTAINLY NOT A POSITIVE PORTRAYAL OF HOW THE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR CONDUCTED HIMSELF. >>SO THE REPORT SAYS IT WASN’T CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, BUT IT WAS CONFIDENTIAL. MEANTIME, JAMES COMEY IS ALREADY TALKING. WHAT IS HE SAYING?>>WELL, HE’S LATCHING ONTO A PART OF THIS REPORT THAT SAYS THAT WHAT COMEY SHARED WITH THE MEDIA WAS NOT THE CLASSIFIED PORTION IN ANY OF THESE MEMOS. AND SO COMEY IS COMING OUT ESSENTIALLY AND DEFENDING HIMSELF ON TWITTER AND SAYING I’M NOT A LEEKER. HE SAID I DON’T NEED A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM THOSE WHO DEFAMED ME BUT A QUICK MESSAGE OF SORRY WE LIED ABOUT YOU WOULD BE NICE AND ALL OF THOSE WHO SPENT TWO YEARS ABOUT ME GOING TO JAIL OR BEING A LIAR OR A LEAKER, ASK YOURSELVES WHY YOU TRUST PEOPLE WHO GAVE YOU BAD INFO FOR SO LONG, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT. >>AND BREAKING POLICY OR SHARING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IS NOT SOMETHING WORTH PROSECUTING?>>WELL, THEY REFERRED THIS, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REFERRED THIS TO THE JOIJ AND SAID ESSENTIALLY IT IS UP TO YOU IF YOU GUYS DECIDE YOU WANT TO PROSECUTE THIS. AND WHAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DID WAS THEY DECIDED NOT TO. THEY SAID IT WAS NOT CLEAR FROM THE EVIDENCE THAT JAMES COMEY HAD ACTUALLY INTENDED TO VIOLATE THIS POLICY ABOUT HANDLING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, AND SO ULTIMATELY DOJ DECIDED THE EVIDENCE JUST WAS NOT THERE TO ACTUALLY BRING CHARGES AGAINST JAMES COMEY. SO WHILE THIS MAY BE A PRETTY TOUGH REPORT TO PRETTY ABOUT THE WAY HE CONDUCTED HIMSELF, DOJ DECIDED ULTIMATELY IT WASN’T CRIMINAL. >>SARAH MURRAY, THANKS THANK YOU.>>>A NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY WILL MAKE IT>>>WELCOME BACK. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MULLING A PLAN THAT WOULD LIKELY GET THE APPROVAL OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. SOURCES TELL CNN THAT TRUMP IS CONSIDERING BLOCKING TODAY’S 250 MILLION IN U.S. MILITARY AID TO THE UKRAINE, A MOVE THAT COULD BE MET WITH BIPARTISAN BACKLASH FROM THOSE WHO SEE U.S. AID AS ESSENTIAL TO PUSHING BACK AGAINST RUSSIA’S MILITARY INVOLVEMENT. THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF TRUMP’S CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS ABOUT RUSSIA AT THE G7 SUMMIT. HE DOWNPLAYED MOSCOW’S INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE AND SUGGESTED THAT PUTIN BE REINSTATED AS A G7 LEADER. JEREMY DIAMOND IS JOINING ME RIGHT NOW. WHAT MORE ARE YOU HEARING?>>THAT’S RIGHT, FREDRICKA, MULTIPLE SOURCES ARE NOW TELLING CNN THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING BLOCKING THAT $250 MILLION IN MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE. THIS WAS AID THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY CONGRESS FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NOW PLACED THAT AID UNDER REVIEW, AND IF IT DOESN’T GO FORWARD WITH APPROVING THAT AID IN THE COMING WEEKS EFFECTIVELY, THAT AID WILL BE BLOCKED AND WILL NOT GO TO UKRAINE. ONE SOURCE IS TELLING US THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO NOTIFY RELEVANT AGENCIES AND CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES ABOUT ITS INTENTIONS TO BLOCK THAT AID, BUT THE SOURCE IS STRESSING THAT THE PRESIDENT HASN’T YET MADE A FINAL DECISION. AS YOU MENTIONED, ALL OF THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE PRESIDENT SUGGESTING THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO RE-INCLUDE RUSSIA INTO THE G8, WHICH IS CURRENTLY THE G7, FOLLOWING RUSSIA’S ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA IN UKRAINE. AND OBVIOUSLY THE SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE AND THE MILITARY AID IS VIEWED AS A KEY BAROMETER FOF U.S. SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE AND ALSO ITS EFFORT TO COUNTER RUSSIAN INFLUENCE IN THE REGION. NOW, NEXT WEEK, THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO MEET WITH THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE NEW-ELECTED UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, SO WE’LL SEE IF THAT MEETING PERHAPS CHANGES THE PRESIDENT’S MIND AT ALL. BUT RIGHT NOW WE’VE ALREADY SEEN A LOT OF CRITICISM FROM DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS AND WE ARE SURE TO EXPECT THAT SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WILL ALSO OBJECT TO THIS MOVE. SUPPORT FORT UKRAINE HAS BEEN FAIRLY BIPARTISAN IN CONGRESS AND THIS COULD BE A VERY CONTROVERSIAL MOVE.>>INDEED. ALL RIGHT, JEREMY, THANK YOU SO MUCH. APPRECIATE IT. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW FORMER PENTAGON AND STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN, A RETIRED ADMIRAL JOHN KIRBY. GOOD TO SEE YOU. HE’S NOW A CNN MILITARY AND DEP PLOE MATTIC ANALYST. IS THERE ANY REASON WHY THIS WOULD MAKE SENSE?>>IT’S REALLY HARD TO MAKE THAT CASE, FRED. EVEN KNOW CEASE FIRE VIOLATIONS AND SOME OF THE FIGHTING HAS DECREASED OVER THE SUMMER, PARTICULARLY SINCE LAST MONTH, THERE IS STILL FIGHTING BETWEEN UKRAINIAN FORCES AND THESE RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATISTS. NOT THE MENTION THE FACT THAT SINCE 2014 THE RUSSIANS HAVE ALMOST TRIPLED UP TO 30,000 THE NUMBER OF TROOPS THEY HAVE IN CRIMEA AND THEY’VE BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE IN THE BLACK SEA WITH THEIR NAVY MOVES. SO THIS DOESN’T MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE FROM A MILITARY PERSPECTIVE AT ALL. >>SO THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO BE GOING OUT OF HIS WAY, IF YOU WILL, TO MAKE THIS KIND OF FRIENDLY GESTURE TO VLADIMIR PUTIN. I MEAN, AT THE CORE, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?>>WELL, THAT’S HARD TO KNOW. IT’S HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THINKING. BUT I DON’T THINK JUST SITTING BACK AS YOU AND I HAVE, YOU HAVE TO VIEW THIS IN CONTEXT OF OTHER THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. AS JEREMY JUST REPORTED, HIS INTEREST IN BRINGING RUSSIA BACK INTO THE G8 OR WHAT WOULD BE THE G8 WHEN HE WAS IN FRANCE MAKING THAT CASE IN FRANCE, WHICH APPARENTLY GOT PRETTY TESTY WITH THE OTHER G7 PARTNERS, BUT ALSO YOU HAVE TO KEEP IT IN CONTEXT OF THE DECISION THAT THIS DMINGDS HAS TAKEN TO REVIEW ALL FOREIGN AID AND ASSISTANCE AND TRY TO CUT BACK IN GENERAL. SO IT KIND OF FITS HIS MODE OF, A, I DON’T LIKE FOREIGN AID AND ASSISTANCE, AND B, I LIKE VLADIMIR PUTIN AND I DON’T WANT TO BE SO TOUGH ON RUSSIA. IT’S REALLY HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S IN HIS MIND IN TERMS OF THE TIMING. BACK TO YOUR FIRST QUESTION, WHICH IS THE MOST RELEVANT QUESTION, DOES THIS MAKE SENSE FROM A MILITARY PERSPECTIVE AND FROM OUR OBLIGATIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE BECAUSE THEIR TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY IS STILL BEING VIOLATED EVERY DAY BY RUSSIA AND THERE IS STILL FIGHTING. SO MATHEMATICALLY, IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. >>SO SEPARATE FROM THIS, FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY SPOKE TO JEFF RE-GOLDBERG OF THE ATLANTIC FOR A PIECE THAT POSTED THIS MORNING. AND WHAT WAS MOST NOTABLE IN YOUR VIEW ABOUT WHAT HE WOULDN’T SAY? HE WOULDN’T ELABORATE ON THE PRESIDENT, PER SE. HE DID TALK ABOUT A SO-CALLED DUTY OF SILENCE. BUT HE ALSO SAID, AND LET ME QUOTE NOW, HE SAYS THERE WAS A PERIOD IN WHICH I OH MY SILENCE. IT’S NOT ER TERNL. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE FOREVER, END QUOTE. SO WHAT POINT DO YOU BELIEVE HE WILL KIND OF BREAK THAT SILENCE?>>I DON’T KNOW. ONLY JIM MATTIS KNOWS WHETHER AND WHEN HE’LL EVER BREAK HIS SILENCE AND TALK MORE CANDIDLY. SO IT’S A VERY PERSONAL DECISION WHEN YOU’RE A CABINET OFFICIAL. WHEN YOU LEAVE OFFICE, ABOUT WHETHER YOU’RE GOING TO WRITE A MEMOIRE OR NOT. HOW CANNED IT ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION YOU LEFT? SOME ARE VERY CANDID AND BOB GATES WHEN HE WAS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WROTE A CANDID MEMOIRE. I’VE WORKED FOR CABINET OFFICIALS WHO CHOOSE TO DO IT AND I’VE WORKED FOR SOME WHO CHOSE NOT TO. ONE OF THEM IN FACT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO TOLD ME NOT ONLY AM I NOT GOING TO WRITE A MEMOIR, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT I’M MAKING MY SUCCESSOR’S JOB ANY EASIER BY BEING OUT IN THE MEDIA SPACE. IT’S A PERSONAL DECISION. I KNOW WE ALL WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM SECRETARY MATTIS ABOUT HIS TIME WORKING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT WE NEED TO RESPECT HIS OWN PREROGATIVES. IT’S NOT AN OBLIGATION THAT HE HAS TO TELL ALL. HE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT TO THE DEGREE THAT HE’S COMFORTABLE WITH, AND I THINK, KNOWING SECRETARY MATTIS THE WAY I DO, THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SEE HIM OPEN UP VERY MUCH OVER TIME, EVEN AFTER THE ADMINISTRATION IS OUT OF POWER. I JUST DON’T SEE THIS BEING THE KIND OF THING THAT HE’S GOING TO BE VERY FORTHRIGHT ABOUT. >>EXCEPT HE’S DANGLED SOME PRETTY ENTICING CARROTS BY THE BIT HE HAS REVEALED. >>HE HAS AND THAT’S BEEN DISAPPOINTING TO ME. HE’S TEASING BUT HE WON’T COME OUT AND SAY IT. AND I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THIS BOOK WHICH WAS STARTED BEFORE HE BECAME SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT LEADERSHIP, I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH IT’S GOING TO REVEAL ABOUT HIS TIME AS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, NOT ONLY JUST ABOUT TRUMP BUT BEING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. SO I DO FIND THAT DISAPPOINTING THAT HE’S SORT OF TEASING US BUT HE WON’T GO THE EXTRA MILE AND EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT HE’S THINKING. >>ADMIRAL JOHN KIRBY, ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU. THANKS SO MUCH. >>YOU TOO, THANKS. >>COMING UP THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL RELEASING A LONG-AWAITED REPORT ON FORMER FBI JAMES COMEY, A REPORT ON HOW HE HANDLED MEMOS ABOUT HIS MEETINGS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, NOW COMEY SAYS AN APOLOGY WOULD BHE WORST IS AFTER THE STORM WHERE PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT POWER AND WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD, FOLKS WHO ARE LIVING IN SHELTERS, AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE TO GET BACK UP AND GOING. AND SO WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS, BUT THAT IS WHAT I LEARNED, IS THAT A LOT OF TIMES THE REAL DIFFICULTIES OF THESE STORMS IS NOT DURING THE STORM, IT’S THE AFTERMATH. >>AND USUALLY AMONG THE MOST VULNERABLE HOMELESS PEOPLE, THE ELDERLY, WHAT DO YOU DO OR WHAT SPECIAL PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR THEM?>>WE HAVE SHELTERS, WE’RE OPENING SHELTERS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THEY HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE SHELTERS. ANOTHER LESSON THAT WE LEARNED BACK FROM IRMA IN 2017 IS HOW VULNERABLE SOME OF THESE ASSISTED LIVING HOMES ARE AND NURSING HOMES. WE ALREADY ARE SENDING OUT TEAMS OF POLICE AND FIRE TO CHECK ON THOSE FACILITIES NOW TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE GENERATORS IN PLACE IN CASE OF AN OUTAGE. WE DON’T WANT A REPEAT OF SOME OF THE HORROR STORIES I’M SURE YOU HEARD FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES IN 2017, WHERE FOLKS LITERALLY DIED FROM HEAT EXPOSURE. SO WE’RE TRYING TO ANTICIPATE AND PREPARE FOR THAT NOW AND SENDING PEOPLE OUT TO TALK WITH THE OWNERS OF THE FACILITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED FOR WHAT WILL BE A TREMENDOUS CATASTROPHE PROBABLY. >>MAYOR KEITH JAMES OF WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WISH YOU THE BEST. >>THANK YOU>>>JUST IN TO CNN, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS BLOCKING HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE’S STAFF FROM VISITING IMMIGRATION FACILITIES. IN A LETTER TO THE DHS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARGUE THAT THIS ACTION GOES AGAINST A PLEDGE FROM DHS TO WELCOME CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTIONS AND TO HAVE OPEN DIALOGUE ABOUT IMPROVING CONDITIONS. CNN’S LAUREN FOX JOINING ME RIGHT NOW. WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING, LAUREN?>>Reporter: WE KNOW THAT HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS SENT THIS LETTER TO DHS BASICALLY ARGUING THAT CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS WERE BLOCKED FROM VISITING 11 FACILITIES TRYING TO LOOK AT THE CONDITIONS WITHIN THOSE FACILITIES. AND IN THE LETTER CUMMINGS WRITES, QUOTE, THE DEPARTMENT’S LAST-MINUTE DENIAL OF ACCESS TO CBP FACILITIES AND UNWARRANTED RESTRICTIONS AT I.C.E. FACILITIES ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND IMPAIR THE COMMITTEE’S ABILITY TO CONDUCT ITS OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER. THE COMMITTEE REQUESTS THAT THE DEPARTMENT PROVIDE MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO ALL FACILITIES IDENTIFIED BY COMMITTEE STAFF. AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT THIS CAME AFTER COMMITTEE STAFF VISITED SOME FACILITIES LAST WEEK AND FOUND SOME TROUBLING CONDITIONS. I WANT TO JUST READ TO YOU A FEW OF THOSE CONDITIONS THAT THEY FOUND. THEY SAID THAT CHILDREN WERE NOT GIVEN AGE-APPROPRIATE FOOD IN SOME CONDITIONS, THEY ALSO SAID THERE WAS A LACK OF DIAPERS FOR PARENTS AND THAT CHILDREN WERE PLACED IN COLD ROOMS WITHOUT ADEQUATE CLOTHING ON. AND THERE WAS ONE MORE OBSERVATION THAT ONE STAFFER WROTE DOWN, SAYING ONE DETAINEE ALLEGED THAT A BORDER PATROL AGENT TOLD A CHILD WHO HAD SPILLED SOUP THAT THE CHILD WOULD NOT RECEIVE MORE FOOD UNLESS THAT CHILD DRANK THE SPILLED SOUP OFF THE FLOOR. AND AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS PART OF DEMOCRATS’ OPERATION TO TRY TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THESE FACILITIES. SOMETIMES THEY HAVE BEEN, AS IN THIS CASE, BLOCKED FROM BEING ABLE TO EVEN GET IN. FREDRICKA. >>SO WHAT POTENTIALLY IS NEXT?>>WELL, I THINK THAT’S UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT. I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THE DEMOCRATS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF ACCESS HERE. THAT IS WHAT CUMMINGS IS TRYING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF. HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS STAFFERS ARE ABLE TO GET IN AND ACTUALLY SEE THESE FACILITIES, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT THAT THERE WILL BE MORE LETTERS EXCHANGED, PERHAPS, AND WE’LL BE WAITING TO HEAR WHAT DHS HAS TO SAY IN RESPONSE.>>ALL RIGHT. LAUREN FOX, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>AND A NEW POLICY FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR CHILDREN OF SOME U.S. MILITARY MEMBERS LIVING OVERSEAS TO CLAIM CITIZENSHIP. THE RULE AFFECTS CHILDREN OF NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZENS WHO ARE SERVING ABROAD IF THEIR PARENTS HAVE LIVED IN THE U.S. FOR LESS THAN FIVE YEARS. WHILE THIS DOESN’T MAKE ANYONE GIN ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP, IT DOES CREATE A HURDLE AND A LOT OF WORRIES FOR THESE MILITARY FAMILIES. CNN’S SENIOR AND NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT ALEX MARQUARDT IS WITH ME NOW.>>THERE WAS A LOT OF CONFUSION WHEN THIS WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES IS SAYING THIS IS A POLICY THAT IS BEING PUT INTO PLACE TO ALIGN IT WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT POLICY. BUT ESSENTIALLY, FRED, WHO THIS IS AFFECTING DIRECTLY, ARE NEW NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZENS WHO ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY OR THE GOVERNMENT OVERSEAS, AS WELL AS PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT YET U.S. CITIZENS, WHO ARE TRYING TO BECOME U.S. CITIZENS AND ARE DOING SO WHILE THEY SERVE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OVERSEAS. SO IMAGINE YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN DEPLOYED OVERSEAS AND YOU HAVE JUST BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. OR AS THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF CASES OF, YOU ARE A NOT-YET U.S. CITIZEN SERVING IN THE MILITARY OVERSEAS. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD OVERSEAS, THAT CHILD WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN. AS PARENTS, YOU WILL HAVE TO THEN APPLY FOR THAT CHILD TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN. IT DOESN’T MAKE THEM INELIGIBLE, AS YOU SAID, BUT IT ADDS A PROCESS. IT’S A LONG AND ARDUOUS PROCESS TO APPLY FOR AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP, OF COURSE, AND ONE THAT A LOT OF PARENTS DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO UNDERTAKE. NOW, THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOWNPLAYING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THIS. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SAYS IT’S AROUND 100 PEOPLE PER YEAR. THEY JUST SAID ON A PHONE CALL A SHORT WHILE AGO THAT IT’S A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE. BUT THAT’S KIND OF BEYOND THE POINT. IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CAREFULLY, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING AFFECTED ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BORN IN THE U.S., WHO ARE NOT CITIZENS FROM BIRTH. AND THAT IS GOING TO CREATE A LOT OF FEAR AND CONCERN AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING THE UNITED STATES, OFTENTIMES IN HARM’S WAY. FRED, I WAS SPEAKING TO A NAVEL OFFICER WHO SAID THAT THERE ARE PROBABLY A LOT OF SPOUSES WHO ARE ON BASES OVERSEAS IN PLACES LIKE JAPAN OR GERMANY OR ITALY WHO ARE PROBABLY ON THEIR WAY BACK TO THE U.S. RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN HAVE THEIR KIDS IN THE U.S. TO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL BECOME U.S. CITIZENS. THIS POLICY IS MEANT TO GO INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 29th. >>WHILE PEOPLE MAY THINK THAT’S A SMALL NUMBER, 100 PER YEAR, IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE 100, IT DOESN’T MATTER THE VAL>>>THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY AS THEY AWAIT FINAL WORD FROM THE DNC ON WHO MADE THE DEBATE STAGE. SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND WON’T MAKE THE CUT, DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE AFTER FAILING TO GAIN TRACTION IN THE POLLS. BUT ONE PERSON WHO WILL BE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE IS CALIFORNIA SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS. AS CNN’S KYUNG LAH REPORTS, FAMILIES OF COLOR WANTING TO SEE KAMALA HARRIS EVEN IF SHE HASN’T LOCKED DOWN THEIR VOTE.>>Reporter: ANOTHER RALLY IN THE RACE FOR 2020.>>HI, EVERYONE. >>Reporter: HER SISTERS — >>I’M HALF MEXICAN, HALF VIETNAMESE. >>Reporter: AND LEAH CHOW, THIS IS A DESTINATION. >>WHY DID YOU DRIVE TWO HOURS TO BE HERE?>>REALLY I WANTED FOR HER TO SEE A WOMAN, IF ANYTHING, AND ESPECIALLY A WOMAN OF COLOR RUN FOR PRESIDENT. >>IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION.>>YOU KNOW, IT TOOK 24 YEARS TO GET TO THIS POINT FOR ME AND SHE’S ONLY 9, SO IMAGINE WHEN SHE’S 24, SHE’S NOT GOING TO THINK THIS IS ABNORMAL. >>Reporter: FROM DAVENPORT, IOWA, TO DENVER, COLORADO, THERE’S A RECURRING THEME AMONG THE PARENTS WHO BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO SEE A BIRACIAL WOMAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT. >>YOUR DAUGHTER ASKED YOU TO COME?>>YES. SHE’S ACTUALLY A BIG FAN, BIG SUPPORTER. SHE’S BEEN FOLLOWING KAMALA HARRIS. >>I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE SPECIAL TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: HILLARY CLINTON HELPED PAVE THE WAY. ELIZABETH WARREN SHARES THAT MESSAGE. >>I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT GIRLS DO. >>Reporter: BUT 11-YEAR-OLD SKYLER SEES HER REFLECTION IN HARRIS. >>I THINK SHE’S PRETTY GOOD TO TRY AND DO THAT. SHE’S NOT HOLDING BACK OR ANYTHING. >>THE CONNECTION WE FEEL, WHEN THEY LOOK AND SEE SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEM A LOT OF TIMES THAT KIND OF LETS THEM VISUALIZE THEIR FUTURE AND SEE WHAT’S POSSIBLE FOR THEM AS CHILDREN EVEN.>>Reporter: IT’S SOMETHING HARRIS KNOWS, WHY SHE TAKES THE TIME, ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN OF COLOR.>>WIN OR LOSE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?>>IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. WHEN I SEE THOSE LITTLE GIRLS IN PARTICULAR, I MEAN I SEE MYSELF, RIGHT? AND I SEE THE CHILDREN OF MY FAMILY. AND I SEE THE CHILDREN OF OUR COUNTRY. AND I SEE THE PROMISE OF OUR COUNTRY. MY MOTHER HAD MANY SAYINGS, AND ONE OF THEM IS YOU MAY BE THE FIRST TO DO MANY THINGS. MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT THE LAST. AND IT IS MY TRUE HOPE THAT MY CAREER AND WHATEVER I CAN DO IS — EMPOWERS OTHER PEOPLE, OF WHATEVER AGE. >>AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING A RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT MANIFESTO THAT THEY BELIEVE WAS POSTED BY THE SHOOTER JUST BEFORE THE MASSACRE. >>Reporter: IN THESE DIVIDED TIMES WHEN CHILDREN HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEWS, SOME PARENTS CONSIDER A POLITICAL RALLY THE ANTIDOTE. >>WITH US BEING AN INTERRACIAL COUPLE, IT’S IMPORTANT WE GIVE HIM A SENSE IT’S OKAY TO BE WHO HE IS IN THIS COMMUNITY. >>HE’S AWARE THAT HIS DAD IS BLACK AND HIS MOM IS WHITE, BUT WE PUSH REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE HE KNOWS THAT’S NOT BAD, THAT’S BEAUTIFUL, THAT’S WONDERFUL, THAT’S WHAT THE UNITED STATES IS.>>AND THAT WAS KYUNG LAH REPORTING.>>>NOW TO A POLICY DECISION JUST ANNOUNCED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THIS ONE WOULD CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS. THE EPA SAYS IT PLANS TO EASE REGULATIONS ON METHANE, WHICH IS A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. IT’S A ROLLBACK THAT EVEN MAJOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES OPPOSE. CNN GOVERNMENT REGULATION CORRESPONDENT RENE MARSH IS JOINING US WITH MORE DETAILS ON THIS. SO WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THIS NEW RULE?>>WELL, FRED, THIS PROPOSAL ROLLS BACK OBAMA-ERA REGULATION ON METHANE EMISSIONS. SCIENTISTS SAY THAT METHANE IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND IT’S SO MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN CARBON DIOXIDE WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE BECAUSE OF HOW EFFECTIVELY IT ABSORBS HEAT. NOW, THE TRUMP EPA WOULD NO LONGER REQUIRE THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY TO INSTALL TECHNOLOGIES THAT MONITOR AND LIMIT METHANE GAS LEAKS FROM NEW WELLS, TANKS, PIPELINES. THIS MOVE, OF COURSE, IS COMING AT A TIME WHEN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH AND THE WORLD IS ALREADY SEEING MANY OF THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE FROM MORE SEVERE STORMS, WILDFIRES. BUT WHAT’S REALLY INTERESTING ABOUT TODAY’S MOVE HERE IS THAT THE ENTIRE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS NOT IN LOCK-STEP WITH THE ADMINISTRATION ON THIS. WE KNOW THAT BIG OIL COMPANIES LIKE SHELL AND EXXONMOBIL HAVE WARNED THAT LACK OF REGULATIONS TO CURB THESE SORT OF EMISSIONS COULD ESSENTIALLY UNDERCUT THE ARGUMENT THAT NATURAL GAS IS A CLEANER FUEL. BUT THIS ISN’T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. IF YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID IT WOULD RELAX FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS FOR CARS, SOME OF THE LARGEST AUTOMAKERS SAID NO, THANK YOU. MANY OF THEM ARE OPTING TO FOLLOW STRICTER FUEL STANDARDS AND VOLUNTARILY MAKE MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT CARS. SO YOU’RE SEEING A PATTERN HERE. AN ADMINISTRATION THAT IS EAGER TO AGGRESSIVELY ROLL BACK THESE SORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND INDUSTRY NOT NECESSARILY SAYING THAT THEY ARE ONBOARD HERE. SO THE QUESTION TODAY, THOUGH, IS WHAT IS THE THINKING BEHIND EPA’S LATEST MOVE? AND THE AGENCY IN A CALL JUST A WHILE AGO TO REPORTERS SAID THAT THEY’RE NOT QUITE SURE THAT THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE REGULATING METHANE AND THEY ALSO BROUGHT UP THE COST SAVINGS THAT WOULD COME ALONG WITH STRIPPING BACK THESE REGULATIONS. THEY ARE ESTIMATING THAT THE INDUSTRY COULD SAVE SOME $17 TO $19 MILLION A YEAR IF THEY ARE ABLE TO ROLL BACK THESE REGULATIONS, FRED. >>SO SOME OF THESE OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SAY THEY DON’T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THIS IDEA, THIS CHANGE. DOES THAT MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO COMPEL THEMSELVES TO ADHERE TO THE OLD STANDARD, OR ARE THEY GOING TO DISPUTE THE EPA? I MEAN WHAT’S NEXT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS KIND OF INCONGRUENCY?>>RIGHT. THAT IS THE ISSUE THAT THE INDUSTRY

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  • Comey is so disgusting and disgraceful he is so corrupt and crooked he should be in prison but he won't get any thing because he is a trump hater if he was a trump supporter he would be in prison and iam not a trump supporter but comey got away with so many crimes it is just so unbelievable.

  • What do you think of trumps new policy about some of our armed service members/state employment service workers feel about children born over seas to them, will no longer have auotomatic citizenship status in the USA? They will have to fill out applications for legal status. ..
    Why, what is the point of a policy such as this???
    I am not one for conspiracy theorys, But..

    Knowing what a raciest trump is.. I am thinking our black and brown service men/women will be turned down after filing for citizen ship for their babies born on foreign ground to keep them out of the country. Another way to target and not allow any one non white back into this country. Altho they are serving and putting their lives on the line. Only whites and their children allowed to re-enter The USA. ..What other reason for this new policy other then race based targeting? Any other thoughts or ideas as to why?

  • Racist pig we all know that , only racist people like him will excuse him he’s a pig that sexually likes he’s daughter

  • Distraction, Distraction, Distraction….the 45th strategy. No legislation from this unindicted felon 45th benefiting "mainstream." Just more distraction & corruption to benefit his criminal enterprise. Gosh, USA wakeup!

  • arcangel death from above says:

    He gets fired and has information of possible criminal wrongdoing by the president what's he supposed to do turn it over to Moscow mitch for a shredding party. To bad he couldn't get a hold of any of those tax returns that show how great of a self made man he is. NOT

  • CNN IS STILL FOAMING AT THE MOUTHS AND FALLING OFF THE HINGES TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING, ANYTHING ON TRUMP BECAUSE THEIR BELOVED MUELLER COULDNT GET THEIR PROMISED RUSSHER COLLUSION! LMFAO! SMH

  • Putin is pressing for as much as he can get out of his puppet president Trump. Why didn't Mueller follow the money then? It leads straight to Putin and his oligarchs. Pity the Ukraine. America are welchers. Nobody should trust the American government again ever.

  • Mattis knows exactly how crazy Trump is but is just another complicit Republican. More importantly why won't Pelosi get those tax returns? She can easily

  • Shango Sankofa says:

    Trump’s EPA doubles methane in the atmosphere! Who cares about children! Who cares about the future of the planet!? It’s fairly obvious that they don’t!!

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