tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN April 2, 2019 1:00am-2:00am PDT
>> for a full update on what the 2018 top cnn heroes are up to and to nominate someone you think should be a cnn hero in 2019, go to cnn heroes.com. thanks for watching. our coverage continues. subpoena power, security clearances and the unredacted mueller report top the agenda. breaking overnight, a stampede and memorial for rapper nipsey hussle. police have now named a suspect in his murder. another pivot from the president on health care. turns out he doesn't want a plan to replace obamacare until after the 2020 election. and trouble for a storied college basketball program. a hall of fame coach and her staff have been benched at the university of north carolina.
good morning, everyone, and welcome to "early start", i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans, april 2nd, 4:00 a.m. in the east. security clearances and the mueller report. first on clearances, a white house whistle blower tells house investigators, senior officials overruled concerns raised about 25 individuals whose clearances were initially died. house oversight chairman elijah cummings. trisha newbold, she has worked on democratic and republican administrations. >> she told investigators, 25 individuals had a wide range of disqualifying issues, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use and criminal conduct. a source tells cnn both jared kushner and ivanka trump are on
the list of 25. important to note the president is legally entitled to order a security clearance for anyone he wishes. chairman cummings comparing the clearance overrides to hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. >> if the violations are accurate, and i do think they are, as ms. newbold has told us, i think this is a million times worse. what you have here are people who literally have the top secrets of the world, and they have not been properly cleared. that should alarm each and every american. >> jared kushner responded last night on fox news. >> over the last two years that i have been here, i have been accused of all different types of things, and all of those things have turned out to be false. >> that is apparently a reference to conclusions in the mueller report which has not been seen by congress or the public. chairman cummings plans to issue a subpoena this morning demanding an interview with carl
klein. he served as the personnel security director at the white house of the first two years of the trump administration. klein's attorney says his client is willing to be interviewed voluntarily. jerry nadler plans to authorize a subpoena this week for the full unredacted version. nadler is not saying whether the subpoena will be issued before attorney general william barr publicly releases the redacted mueller report. that is expected to happen later this month. >> finalizing the subpoena will take place one day after today's deadline. barr says he is working with mueller to finish redacting the report. according to the attorney general, those redactions include grand jury testimony, grand jury material, sensitive intelligence material, information from owning investigations and information
that could damage the reputations of people not charged in the mueller probe. breaking overnight, police in los angeles have named a suspect in the shooting death of rapper nipsey hussle. authorities say the gunman identified as eric holder was last spotted in 2016, white four door chevy cruz license plate number -- police call it panic and chaos, and reports of shots fired do not appear to be accurate. >> 19 people are being treated at hospitals, two are in critical condition. at least one person was hurt after a car hit them. l.a. police went on tactical alert, responding with riot gear. rocks and bottles were thrown at the officers injuring them. at least one person has been detained.
nipsey hussle was killed sunday in a shooting near a clothing store the rapper owns in l. president trump pivoting on health care yet again. he now says a new republican plan will not be introduced until after the 2020 election. he still insists republicans are hard at work on a plan to replace obamacare even though there is zero evidence another plan is on the way. the president says the vote will be taken right after the election when he believes the gop holds the senate and wins back the house. >> the administration reversed course last week and agreed with the texas judge's ruling that the entire affordable care act should be scrapped. previously failed attempts appeared to be a galvanizing force for democrats in the 2018 midterms. no one seems to know whether president trump plans to follow through on his threat to close the border with mexico. even the white house admits its
anyone's guess. president trump adviser stephen miller says trump has not decided yet. it depends on how the week goes. the president vowed to act if mexico does not step up and stop all illegal immigration. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen bowing out of a g 7 meeting in paris to deal with the situation at the southern border. >> administration officials tell cnn a border shut down could be catastrophic. they believe it would create a world of hurt economically and they doubt how realistic it is to close down parts of the border. the trump administration is speeding up the hiring of 750 new officers. a growing number of migrant families are surrendering to u.s. border agents in the texas rio grande valley. customs officials say they are doing their best in a bad situation, especially for young children caught up in the crisis. >> we are doing everything we can in our power to ensure that they're safe. that's all. we want to let them know they're
safe now. i'm father. i'm a grandfather. somebody needs to do something about this. this goes on each and every day. our officers are dealing with this each and every day. >> the white house is considering appointing a border immigration czar to oversea efforts to contain and manage the migrant surge. closing the border could drive more undocumented immigrants to cross illegally between legal ports of entry. an economic calamity, that's what the chamber of commerce said would happen if the president shut the border with mexico. it would tank the economy, here's what's at stake, trucks and railroads carry $1.7 billion in goods, supporting 5 million american jobs. the manufacturers have supply chains that crisscross canada, the u.s. and mexico. imports of auto parts, commuter hardware, produce like avocados,
strawberries and mangos. the chamber also notes the u.s. exports more to mexico than china. think about that. the u.s. exports more to mexico than china and imports from mexico are parts and tools that feed america's factories. this president has a sim polisi view of trade. the u.s. ran a trade deficit last year of $81 billion with mexico. american manufacturers and farmers are reeling from higher costs because of tariffs and retaliatory tariffs from china. all of this would make things a whole lot worse. two competing disaster relief bills failing to make it through the senate. the first proposal, president trump always willing to weigh in, tweeting the people of puerto rico are great but the
politicians are incompetent or corrupt. their government can't do anything right. the second measure passed the democratic controlled house months ago but failed narrowly in the senate with republicans criticizing it for not including enough flood relief money for the midwest. members of both parties now in a precarious political spot being open to attacks from the opposing party for blocking much needed disaster aid. boeing 737 max jets will remain grounded for weeks chl. the faa announcing the manufacturers needs more time to make the fix. boeing is not saying why the time line for the software fix changed but an aviation source tells the company found an additional piece to address in the final review of the software. the 737 max is grounded worldwide after similar crashes in indonesia and ethiopia killed
365 people in a five month span. baltimore's mayor taking an indefinitely leave of absence citing a battle with pneumonia. the announcement comes after a scandal of a children's book she wrote. asking the state prosecutor to investigate the sales of tens of thousands of copies of healthy holly to the university of. they have paid pugh half a million dollars to author books for baltimore school children. pugh returned $100,000, and cancelled the book deal, and resigned from the board. measles cases soaring to their second highest level since the disease was eliminated in the year 2000. a total of 387 viindividual cas have been confirmed from january
to march 28. six outbreaks, defined as three or more cases are ongoing in california, new jersey, new york, and washington state. they are being linked to tr travelers who brought measles from other country. stunning news from one of the most storied programs in college basketball. the university of north carolina has placed its hall of fame women's coach and her assistants on paid administrative leave. the school says it's due to issues raised by student athletes and others. officials say a law firm will lead a thorough and prompt review of the program's culture. sylvia hatchell, head coach of the women's team has been the coach for 33 seasons. hatchell says in a statement from her attorney general, she'll koocooperate fully. a viewer may have given life
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two democrats blowing the lid off expectations when it comes to fundraising for the 2020 election. senator kamala harris collecting $12 million, with pete buttigieg with $7 million. the haul by buttigieg's is particularly impressive given his lack of name recognition. as cnn political analyst points out, he's mayor of a city of $100,000, and 159,000 donors. she a u.s. senator with 40 million constituents and had
218,000 donors. former vice president joe biden is spinning off an accusation of inappropriate conduct from a female accuser. amy lapos telling her biden pulled her close to rub noses with her. he was vice president at the time. a spokesperson referred cnn to a statement the former vice president issued on sunday claiming never did i believe i acted inappropriately. several influential women coming out in support of biden. house speaker nancy pelosi tells reporters she does not believe the allegations disqualify the biden from becoming president. he's a tactile person, he grabs you, holds your arm, that kind of thing, that's it. >> the census bureau says it has prepared two versions of a national survey for next year. one includes a highly controversial citizenship question. the other does not. two federal judges have ruled the trump administration added the are you a citizen question
improperly and ordered it removed. the government says it faces a july 1st deadline for printing the paper forms many use. the president tweeted without the citizenship question, the report would be meaningless. the u.s. census has been conducted every ten years since 1790. a university of hartford student is charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two students while they reenacted a movie scene. the three students were working on a group project sunday in a dorm room when police say washer took the assignment too far. one stabbing victim, a 19-year-old, is in critical condition. the other, a 21-year-old in stable condition. the university of hartford says the isolated incident is frightening and unsettling but there is no threat to the campus. tonight, a vigil will be held in robinsville. samantha josephson's body was
found in a field hours after she got into a car that she thought was her uber. authorities say the 21-year-old died from multiple sharp force injuries. a funeral will be held on wednesday. the suspect identified as nathaniel david rowland. he faces murder and kidnapping charges. "inside edition" host deborah norville revealing she will undergo cancer surgery, years after an eagle eye viewer spotted a lump on her neck. >> a viewer reached out to say she had seen something on my neck. it was a lump. i had never noticed the thing, but i did have it checked out. the doctor said it was nothing, a thyroid nodule. for years it was nothing until recently it was something. she says it's localized and won't require chemo. she asked for viewers prayers for herself and her surgeon. you can save a life, folks, when
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jade katherine jones. it's moments like this he will miss. it might have been the perfect birthday party for carter of south brunswick, new jersey. >> carter is a 5-year-old boy with high functioning autism and adhd. his mom took him to a skate park. when he started riding his scooter, a group of older kids showed up and helped him ride a skate board. they helped him find his balance, picked him up when he fell. and even said happy birthday to him. >> actions speak louder than words. taking him under their wing and giving him a little mini skate board, my heart exploded. >> carter's mom said the older kids did not know her son had autism. she and carter went to get ice cream and sandwiches and brought them back for kids at the skate
democrats ready to wield subpoena power, security clearances and the unredacted mueller report topping the agenda. breaking overnight, a stampede at a memorial for rapper nipsey hussle. police have now named a suspect in his murder. another pivot from the president on health care, turns out he doesn't want a plan to replace obamacare until after the 2020 election. and trouble for a storied college basketball program. a hall of fame coach and her staff have been benched at the university of north carolina. welcome back to "early start", i'm christine romans.
>> i'm dave briggs, 4:30 eastern time on a tuesday. we start in the capitol, house democrats turning to subpoenas to obtain information on two critical fronts, first, security clearances, a white house whistle blower telling house investigators senior officials overruled concerns raised about 25 individuals whose clearances were initially denied. on monday, house oversight chairman elijah cummings released a memo on the interview with trisha newbold. she has worked with republican and democratic administrations. >> she told investigators the 25 individuals had a wide range of serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct. a source tells cnn both jared kushner and ivanka trump are on that list of 25. it's important to note the president is legally entitled to order a security clearance for anyone he wishes. chairman cummings comparing the
clearance overrides to hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. >> if the violations are accurate, and i do think they are, as ms. newbold has told us, i think this is a million times worse. what you have here are people who literally have the top secrets of the world, and they have not been properly cleared. that should alarm each and every american. >> jared kushner responded last night on fox news. >> over the last two years that i've been here, i've been accused of all different types of things, and all of those things have turned out to be false. >> he was not asked if president trump intervened on his behalf. >> now, that's apparently a reference to conclusions in the mueller report which has not been seen by congress or the public. chairman cummings plans to issue a subpoena this morning demanding an interview with carl kline. he served as the personnel security director at the white house during the first two years of the trump administration.
cummings sending a subpoena even though kline's attorney says his client is willing to be interviewed voluntarily. >> the second subpoena for the mueller report, jerry nadler finalizing a subpoena for the full unredacted version. it's not clear if the subpoena will be before william barr releases the mueller report. today is the deadline to provide the full report, and its underlying evidence for congress. barr says he's working with mueller to finish redacting the report. the redactions include grand jury material, sensitive intelligence material, information from ongoing investigations, and information that could damage the reputations of people not charged in the mueller probe. breaking overnight, police in los angeles have named a suspect in the shooting death of rapper nipsey hussle. authorities say the gunman, identified as eric holder was last spotted in the 2016 white
four door chevy cruz, license plate 7 rjd742. also overnight, a stampede at the rapper's memorial. at this point, it's not clear what exactly sparked it. police call it a panic and chaos, and reports of shots fired do not appear to be accurate. at least 19 people are being treated in hospitals. two are in critical condition. at least one person was hurt after being struck by a car. l.a. police briefly went on tactical alert and responded to the scene with riot gear and batons. rocks and bottles were thrown at officers including one of them, at least one person has been detained for disorderly conduct. nipsey hussle was killed sunday in a shooting near the clothing store the rapper owned in l.a. the lapd will hold a press conference to discuss the investigation and a surge of violence in the city. president trump pivoting on
health care again. he now says a new republican plan will not be introduced until after the 2020 election. he still insists republicans are hard at work on a plan to replace obamacare, even though there is zero evidence another plan is on the way. now, the president says a vote will be taken right after the election when he believes the gop holds the senate and wins back the house. the administration reversed course last week and agreed with a texas judge's ruling that the entire affordable care act should be scrapped. previous failed attempts to repeal obamacare proved to be a galvanizing force for democrats in the 2018 midterms. shoppers spent a little less last month signaling the economy could be slowing down. data from the commerce department showed retail sales fell .2% in february. sales for january were revised higher to a $0.7. shoppers bought more cars. sales at dealerships rebounded
after declining nearly 2% in january. retail sales have slowly begun to rebound after the unusually large drop in sales for december that worried so many people. economists note the delay may reflect a processing of tax refund. cold and wet weather could have hurt sales. online sales rose just under 1%. the senate will take steps toward using the so called nuclear option to speed confirmation of presidential nominees. it's not clear when the actual detonation, so to speak will take place. republicans plan to use the nuclear option to change rules by a simple majority vote instead of the typical 60 vote threshold. >> majority leader mitch mcconnell tweeting this, the president's nominees consider due consideration in the senate. democratic obstruction needs to
stop. that does not jive with what he used to believe. >> it's the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> that was mitch mcconnell in 2016. he of course blocked president obama's supreme court pick merrick garland saying it was an election year and voters would decide at the polls. >> merrick garland trended on twitter all day. baltimore's democratic mayor catherine pugh taking an indefinite leave of about absence. republican governor larry hogan asking the state prosecutor to investigate the sale of tens of thousands of copies of "healthy holly" through the university of maryland medical system. the health system bought the books while pugh was a member of the board. the medical system has paid pugh a half million dollars since 2011 to author books for
baltimore school children. pugh recently returned $100,000, cancelling the book deal and resigned from the health system board. measles cases in the united states soaring to their second highest level since the disease was eliminated in the year 2000. 387 individual casinos es of me have been confirmed in 15 states. the centers for disease control says six outbreaks, defined as three or more cases are ongoing in california, new jersey, new york, and washington state. they are being linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries. officials in rockland county, new york, banned unvaccinated children from public places last week. trying to contain the threat. stunning news from one of the most storied programs in college basketball. university of north carolina placing its hall of fame women's coach and her assistants on paid administrative leave. the school says it's due to quote issues raised by student athletes and others. officials say a law firm will
need a thorough and prompt review of the program's culture. sylvia hatchell, head coach of the women's team has been at unc for 33 seasons. she was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2013. hatchell says in a statement through her attorney she will cooperate fully with the review. a legend, a thousand wins but no theories about the wrong doing: deborah norville, a viewer may have given life saving advice to her. >> one "inside edition" viewer reached out to say she saw something on my neck. it was a lump. >> more on norville's diagnosis, next.
$12 million for her presidential bid. pete buttigieg raking in 7 million. this is according to their respective campaigns. the haul by buttigieg is particularly impressive given his lack of name recognition. as cnn political analyst points out. he is a mayor of a city of 100,000 and had 159,000 donors. she is a u.s. senator and had 218,000 donors. joe biden fending off another accusation of inappropriate conduct. biden held her close to rub noses with her. he was vice president at the time. a biden spokesperson referred cnn to a statement on sunday claiming never did i believe i acted inappropriately. >> several influential women coming out in support of biden. house speaker nancy pelosi telling reporters she does n believe the allegations disqualify biden from becoming
president, telling cnn, he's a tactile person, he grabs you, holds your arm. >> meghan mccain tweeting, joe biden is one of the truly decent and compassionate men in all of american politics. i wish there was more empathy from our politicians, not less. actress and me too activist, the same who sat behind christine blasey ford during the confirmation hearing said i'm proud to call joe biden a friend, i have been fortunate to accompany him to events with survivors where he has listened to their stories, empathized with them and comforted them. four people found dead at a north dakota business and police are investigating this as a multiple homicide. the bodies of three men and a woman discovered early monday morning at rjr maintenance in bismarck. it's unclear how they died. they believe this is an isolated incident.
rjr which manages properties posted a short statement that reads, we will be closed today. one person injured when a car crashed into a huge concrete railing that fell from an overpass in chattanooga, tennessee. these frightening pictures from what state transportation department officials call a once in a lifetime accident. two interstate ramps shut down at one of the busiest intersections in the country, i-25 west, and i-75 north split. it was last suspected in july 2018. officials say permanent repairs will take weeks. >> putting a spotlight on america's infrastructure there, folks. inside edition host deborah norville says she will undergo cancer surgery, and she has a viewer to thank. >> a long time ago, a viewer reached out to say she had seen something on my neck. it was a lump. i never noticed the thing. i did have a checked out, and
the doctor said it was nothing, a thyroid nodule, and for years it was nothing, until recently it was something. >> she says that something was a cancerous lump. it is localized and she will not require chemotherapy. she asked viewers for prayers, both for her, and her surgeon. amazon is slashing prices on hundreds of products at whole foods again. cnn business has more on how much you will save, next.
party losing in a local election fight. the opposition narrowly ahead offof err due -- erbujan, a defeat in istanbul would be particularly stinging. that's where he launched his political career as mayor in the 1990s. the president says there are lessons to be learned from mistakes in this election. more gridlock on brexit with ten days to go until what could be a no deal departure from the eu. members of parliament voting on number of alternatives. none got a majority. nic robertson live for us at 10 downing street in london this morning. from a story in the "new york times" about the economy already pulling back, jobs going elsewhere, banks making preparations but are we any closer to a deal or a no deal?
>> reporter: we're not. right now the cabinet is in session. it's called a political session. they began doing it about an hour or so ago. that meeting began perhaps a half hour ago, political because none of the senior civil servants are sitting beside the ministers because this isn't about running government departments. it is about the politics of where we are right now, and that is a divided cabinet for theresa may, based on what she heard last night. no votes on all of those issues that were supposed to be indicative of the options going forward from a customs union to a norway type arrangement, to a second referendum. all of those rejected so theresa may today has a cabinet split. those who are pressuring her and they're in the majority of the moment, pressuring her to leave the european union next friday without a deal, with all the impact that would have on business in the uk and europe, and those others within her
cabinet that are pressuring her to go for a longer extension, perhaps bolting on to something like the customs union which lost by three votes in that indicative vote last night. it's not clear where this is going to end today. the possibility of resignations from within the cabinet, a possibility of a snap election, the task for the prime minister having to decide, going down to the line at some point over the next ten days before britain is supposed to leave the european union. something will have to become clear. maybe later today. we have said that before. >> we have indeed, the closer we get, the murkier this one gets. nic robertson live in london. global stocks are mostly high after strong manufacturing data from china. you can see shanghai in particular and hong kong having decent sessions with tokyo closing a little bit lower on wall street. futures are slightly slower, a direction list after what was a good day. markets finished strong on the
first day of the second quarter. the dow up nearly 330 points, that's more than a percent. that's the highest close since october for the dow. the s&p 500 up more than 1%, the nasdaq up better. today, by the way, is something called equal payday. this symbolizes how far into the year women have to work to earn what men earned in the previous year, when you look on average at the pay disparity, today is the day women caught up with men from last year on average. saudi ramcois the world's most profitable country. they made $11 billion last year according to moodies. for comparison, apple, the world's most profitable public company made 59.4 billion last year, just over half as much as aramco. it would have been the largest initial public offering ever but the offer never happened. amazon is slashing prices on
hundreds of products at whole foods for the third time in two years, price cuts go into effect tomorrow. mostly focussing on produce here. amazon and whole foods said customers will save an average of 20% on select items, including greens, tomatoes and fruits. amazon has tried to revamp whole foods whole paycheck image since it bought the grocery brand two years ago. prices have risen for three straight months. walmart and costco, they have lowered their prices, putting pressure on amazon. there's a big fight in that space. burger king has a plan to bring in new customers vegetarian whoppers. think about that for a moment. this is not an april fool's joke. burger king announced monday it would launch the impossible whopper, made with plant based pat patties with impossible foods this week. if all goes well, burger king will roll out the impossible whopper nationally. burger king is not the first place to try impossible
projects, including white castle it makes me so hungry to talk about burgers at 5:00 a.m. >> it did sound like an april fool's joke. an april nor'easter will hit new england tonight and tomorrow. meteorologist ivan cabrera with the latest. about a month ago should be a bone fied snow event. some of us could see snowfall as a result tonight into tomorrow for interior new england, for the southeast and the mid atlantic, carolinas we're talking heavy rain. it's also going to be accompanied with wind. this will be a coastal storm, aka, nor'easter right, and notice right here on the western edge of it, especially the hills of massachusetts, connecticut getting in on a little bit of snowfall, and that would be kind of a wet snow heading into tonight into early wednesday. right along the 95 corridor, it is going to be rain and gusty winds and i think that will be
an issue with the airports as we head through tomorrow morning. look at the warm up, we woke up with 20s and 30s on monday. this is an improvement. high temperatures back into the 50s and 60s, and that warming trend will continue over the next several days. we're pushing 70 degrees in d.c. through the middle part of the week. guys. thanks for that. on this morning, after news from the april fools files, tom brady joins twitter monday, and in his first tweet announced he was retiring, and followed up with is this a bad joke. the new england patriots responding with a gif of steve carell on his days from the office. and former director, james comey, i'm in, we need someone in the middle, hash tag 2020, and adding, could you imagine a president who used this web site to make dad jokes rather than to hurl insults with the hash tag vote dem 2020. georgia congressman john lewis in april fool's
announcements told he planned to grow a beard to avoid being mistaken for elijah cummings after news of press reports that confused the two clean shaven african-american members of congress. mcdonald's unveiling the newest item, the pickle burger, melted cheese, ketchup sauce, and toasted sesame seed abundance. and the u.s. open announced the issuance of puppies to the 2019 tournament. all breeds are welcome, and that one in particular social media said that's a pretty good idea. >> anybody get you on april fool's yesterday? >> no. no dice. early start continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com democrats ready to yield subpoena power, security clearance, the unredacted mueller report
. breaking overnight, a stampede at a memorial for rapper nipsey hussle. police have now named a suspect in his murder. another pivot from the president on health care. turns out he doesn't want a plan to replace obamacare until after the 2020 election. and trouble for a storied college basketball program. a hall of fame coach and her staff have been benched at the university of north carolina. good morning, everyone. welcome to early start. i'm christine romans, good morning. >> good morning to all of you. i'm dave briggs. tuesday, april 2nd, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we start in the nation's capitol where house democrats turning to subpoenas to obtain information on two critical fronts, security clearances and the mueller report. first on those clearances, a white house whistle blower tells house investigators senior officials overruled concerns raised about 25 individuals whose clearances were initially