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we continue on top of the hour on this friday afternoon, i'm brooke baldwin, thank you for being with me. the president just revealed more details on the intelligence that he says led the u.s. to take out iranian military commander qassem soleimani. it is just the latest explanation after last week's targeted killing. this is what the president just told fox news last hour. >> don't the american people have a right to know what specifically was targeted without revealing methods and sources? >> well, i don't think so, but we will tell you that probably it was going to be the embassy in baghdad. >> large scale attacks planned for other embassies, and if those were planned, why can't we reveal that to the american people? wouldn't that help your case? >> well, i can reveal i believe it would have been four embassies. >> and the president offered a
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slightly less specific version of that in ohio. at first secretary of state mike pompeo said the u.s. did not know precisely when or where the threat would take place, but at a last minute briefing today, secretary pompeo suddenly echoed the president's claims. >> we had specific information on an imminent threat, and those threats included attacks on u.s. embassies. period, full stop. >> so you were mistaken when you said you didn't know precisely when and you didn't know precisely where? >> no, completely true. those are consistent thoughts. i don't know exactly which minute. we don't know exactly which day it would have been executed? >> adding to this confusion, several lawmakers who were briefed on the targeted killing of soleimani say they were never told of specific threats to any u.s. embassy. this as a u.s. official tells cnn a second mission was carried out the night soleimani was killed against another senior military official in yemen. we're told the takedown was unsuccessful. michael bender is a reporter for the wall street journal.
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what are your sources telling you about this discrepancy on whether this threat was indeed imminent? >> well, there's a real reluctance to get too far ahead of the president inside the white house. i will tell you that there is some hand wringing over the last few days over the description of soleimani as an imminent threat. i know that some high ranking officials in the white house given the chance to go back a few days would have described this with a little bit more coordination as -- not have used that phrase, which obviously has been a point of concern and a criticism now for the better part of a week. >> you also have a piece out today in the journal that suggests the specific advisers the president has in place, secretaries pompeo and esper, had a lot to do with why this strike was carried out. can you tell me nor about thmor? >> yeah, definitely. this is really the first test of trump's new foreign policy national security team, and it's resulted in the most decisive
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military action of trump's term so far, so what's different here? the team, at least here at the start, is more cohesive. they're more compliant with the president, and they're less likely to consult with allies even within the administration or certainly foreign allies in ways that some of their successors or predecessors would have. >> and then what about the line in your piece that's getting a lot of attention and rightfully so where the president essent l essentially admits to carrying out this attack because of political pressure? what did those sources tell you? >> well, just what i put in the piece there that trump sort of used this as an excuse to justify his decision at least in part, to authorize the strike on soleimani. i did hear this from multiple people that trump told this directly to, but i will say i
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found it a little confusing myself just because it's hard to see in what world this republican senate votes to impeach president trump at all, let alone over the life and death of qassem soleimani. but, again, this is -- these are multiple sources who said, you know, in the hours after the strike that this was part of the president's rationale. >> mm-hmm, michael bender, thank you very much. cnn political commentator, thank you, michael smerconish is here, he's host of cnn's smerconish. michael, you just heard mike bender's reporting there. does this confirm that politics was a factor in the president's decision to take out soleimani? >> i thought it was an interesting report in the wall street journal, but i find it hard to believe that the president thought he needed to safeguard 20 republican votes in order to go ahead and carry out this killing of soleimani. so it's curious, but it's in
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conflict. >> and then just looking at all of this through the lens of 2020, i love it when you relay anecdotes from your callers. are people telling you do they see president trump as finally killing this really bad guy or as someone who nearly took the u.s. to war? >> well, it's complicated, and what i heard from callers on my radio program i think is borne out in susan page's analysis in usa today with some polling data that shows there's a plurality of americans who are supportive of the president having taken out soleimani. at the same time, people seem to be believing that they are now less safe, and you think initially, well, can those two both be compatible with one another? i think they probably can, that people think, all right, it was justified to take him out, but at the same time they acknowledge that they are now concerned about where this all might lead. >> yeah. michael, stay with me. i want to turn the page and talk impeachment. i'm going to talk to a reporter and come back to you.
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you know, in a naematter of daye are expected to see the third impeachment trial ever of a u.s. president. that's because house speaker nancy pelosi has finally revealed when she will turn over the articles of impeachment to the senate in one of her dear colleague letters to house democrats, this is what she wrote today, i have asked judiciary committee chairman jerry nadler to be prepared to brink to the floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the senate. cnn's lauren fox is on the hill, and lauren, the speaker was stalling amid concerns the senate wouldn't hold a fair trial. she demanded that senate majority leader mitch mcconnell unveil the resolution that details trump's impeachment trial procedures. did she get anything from leader mcconnell? >> well, the stalemate i's over brooke, but of course we know now she is not really getting anything from majority lead er h mitch mcconnell. he has been very clear. he is going to run this trial like the clinton impeachment,
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that means there will be a presentation from the house managers. then there will be a presentation from the white house's defense team. then they will get to the decision of whether or not there should be witnesses, and that's something that moderate members wanted, that's something that conservatives wanted, and i should tell you that senate republicans are really going into this trial united. i talked to a number of them yesterday, and they're basically arguing, look, it took months, but mcconnell behind the scenes has quietly been working to get president trump on board and to get all of us on board even though there are members in his conference who have very different needs. you have susan collins who's up for re-election in 2020. she has been very clear that she's had conversations with the majority leader about her desire to eventually have a vote on witnesses, but he worked very hard to make his conference comfortable with where they're going to be, and just a little bit on timing. we know that -- we expect that the articles of impeachment will be transmitted sometime next week from nancy pelosi. that's what she said in her dear
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colleagues letter. then we expect that it might take a few days to get things in order for that senate trial. they might take their oath essentially all the senators would be sworn in to do impartial justice as the senate rules say, but then next week we expect that's when we might start to actually see the arguments on the floor. now, that time line could always change, brooke, but that's where we are right now. >> michael smerconish, back to you on this whole question of what did speaker pelosi get out of holding those articles. she outlined a couple of reasons, let me read some of these for you. she details new e-mails on how fast the white house moved to hold the ukraine aid after that infamous july 25th call. she mentions finally john bolton's announcement that he's willing to testify if the senate subpoenas him. you know, things like that. so do you feel like she got something out of this or not at all? >> no, i think that maybe she spare add quick dismissal before christmas because i think it was
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entirely possible that mitch mcconnell would have had the whole matter dismissed in those three or so business days just before the christmas holiday, but here's what i really think. i don't think that time is on her side. i think that mcconnell was happy to run out the clock and by that i mean people will soon be voting in the iowa caucus, and the juxtaposition of an impeachment trial taking place while americans are voting, i don't think bodes well for speaker pelosi. i think it bodes well for the white house and the argument they make, which is hey, why not resolve it at the ballot box. >> what do you think the biggest difference between former president clinton's impeachment trial of '99 and this upcoming trial of 2020, what's the biggest difference? >> i don't sense momentum. that i think there are literally millions of people who want the president impeached because they've never been with him from the get-go, and i'm not understating the facts of ukraine. i just don't sense -- you know, bush 41 used to speak of the big mo. i don't think of the big mo,
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that there's a feeling of momentum on the side of impeachment, especially now with all t -- when all the oxygen in the room is taken out with iran ask these events we could not have forecast right before the christmas holiday. >> we will be tuned in to you tomorrow morning 9:00 a.m. eastern here on cnn, michael smerconish, thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up next, just heartbreaking stories about the 176 people who died on board that plane that crashed in iran. >> and he was supposed to come back, his wife was supposed to join him in the spring. >> and we are getting new details about the investigation and why large pieces of debris have already been removed from the scene. also ahead, a justice department review of the clintons is basically over with no evidence of wrongdoing. we'll break down how yet another trump experticonspiracy theory e bust.
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and later, prince harry meghan markle, headed back to canada as they try to distance themselves from the monarchy. let's talk about whether race has played a role in this royal feud. you're watching cnn on this friday afternoon. i'm brooke baldwin. we'll be right back.
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we're back, you're watching cnn. the 176 victims of that plane crash in iran are being remembered as mothers, fathers, beloved members of their communities, and as families mourn, iran says the remains have been removed. they have been sent for dna testing. 63 canadians were among those
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killed, and one young woman who lost both her parents shared her memories. >> they described my mom as a very kind and very smart person. i have been told by many people that she was their best friend. my dad, he was very inquisitive. i always thought to myself that he had the opportunity to study and get an education in a first world country, he would become a very prestigious researcher, but unfortunately that wasn't available to him. >> as far as the investigation is concerned, the u.s. believes the jet was accidentally shot down by iran, and this is video that cnn has gotten its hands on that allegedly shows a missile fired into the sky hitting an object on the same night that passenger jet crashed. and large pieces of the wreckage have already been removed by iranian officials from the crash site. there is new information coming in about its location. it's been moved to a hangar because people were actually looting pieces of aluminum,
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things that seemed valuable to them. clarissa ward is our cnn chief international correspondent, and she's there now in ukraine. confirm this report, you just spoke with the foreign minister. what did they say? >> reporter: yeah, we're starting to get a little bit of a better picture of the ukrainians' understanding of eventings. they're still being very cautious. they won't say what it is they believe actually caused the plane to crash, but they did say they have heard a recording of the cockpit conversation between the pilot and tehran airport. there were no reports of any danger, any problems with engines, anything of that nature. apparently the last words the pilot said to the tehran airport workers was all is peaceful, and everything is okay. as you mentioned, brooke, the foreign minister also offered some clarity on why it is that the wreckage of the plane had been moved from the site of the
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crash. ukrainians saying that that's basically because there had been rampant looting going on with locals picks through the debris, that that was very disturbing to the ukrainians, both from a morale point of view as well as from an investigative point of view, and so they asked for it to be moved to a sort of secure hangar where they have resembled the wreckage, and we also asked them about what specifically he had been learning from his conversations with the u.s. from the embassy here and also with u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo who spoke to him earlier and offered some clues as to the data and the intelligence that they were receiving. take a listen. >> is it fair to say the evidence they presented you with, though, is compelling? >> the evidence which was presented to us is very solid. what is missed in the picture how they're supported by the facts on the ground themselves.
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if it was the rockets, it should be the residual of the chemicals which used in the explosive part, as of now we don't have this extremely important info. result is all this theories is just theories. >> they also said they would like to see the chairs, that the chairs of the airport had been missing for some time. they said the iranian authorities are starting to share those chairs with them. it will be interesting to see w what kind of information that they are able to glean from it, but they did point out as well that this can take some time, days if not weeks, and possibly even months, brooke. >> wow, we know also just the fact that the plane crashed in iran, iran is taking the lead on the investigation, but they will be ntsb from the u.s. side will be involved. do you know if -- how involved they are yet or whether, you know, intelligence has been shared with ukraine?
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this was a ukrainian airline. >> reporter: i think you've really hit on something very important here, brooke, which is a broad sense of frustration with ukrainian authorities that while they're being told by the u.s. and the uk and canada and sweden and other countries that there is this very compelling evidence, this very compelling intelligence that leads them to be confident that the ukrainian flight was shot down by a missile, none of these countries have actually shared the specific intelligence with the ukrainians because the ukrainians are not part of the sort of fly byes and various other intelligence sharing alliances, and i think ukrainians do feel quite frustrated about that. they're also having to be extremely cautious, brooke, because for the moment, the 50 or so ukrainian investigators on the ground in tehran are getting pretty good access from iranian authorities, and they don't want to do anything to jeopardize that. they have to be at least on the surface of things as neutral as possible to get the maximum cooperation from all sides and
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everyone who has something to contribute to this investigation, brooke. >> great, clarissa, excellent reporting just a few days ago in iraq, here she is in kiev. thank you to your team, i appreciate all of what you've done this week. moving on, he has spent years calling hillary clinton crooked. plus, mass protests on the streets of iraq today. moments ago president trump weighed in on the idea that the u.s. may withdraw american troops from iraq. we'll be right back. with your sleep number setting. can it help keep me asleep? absolutely, it intelligently senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. and snoring? no problem ...and done. so, you can really promise better sleep? not promise... prove. only at a sleep number store save $1,000 on the sleep number 360 special edition smart bed, now only $1,799. only for a limited time
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i mean, crooked hillary spent three or four times more money than us, right? so crooked hillary -- wait. you should lock her up, i'll tell you. >> that was president trump last night at a campaign rally in ohio as he and his supporters once again revived their hillary clinton taunts, the lock her up chant coming at the very same time that sources tell cnn that the trump justice department is winding down its review of clinton's business dealings. after two years, they have found -- excuse me, they have
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not found enough evidence to warrant a criminal investigation, and that includes a conspiracy theory pushed by trump and his allies that clinton steered deal to the russians after a donation to the clinton foundation. >> in exchange for signing off on the deal, some of the former owners of uranium one gave the clinton foundation millions and millions of dollars in donations. we had hillary clinton give russia 20% of the uranium in our country. >> now, tonight i want to focus on the real scandal that is rarely covered by this all left propaganda destroy trump media, and it does involve the clintons and an enormous mining company called uranium one. >> i don't know -- i don't know any other way to describe this except they sold out our security. >> our cnn politics reporter and editor at large -- i know, i know. remind us what this whole
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uranium one allegation was all about. >> it's important to remember that this probe that was run by the department of justice that jeff sessions asked for and is the trump administration's justice department, this was one of a series of probes donald trump kept complaining to jeff sessions that they weren't looking enough into hillary clinton. why were they looking into him. this is one of the offshoots of that. uranium one is a canadian company that does do 20% of the uranium mining in the united states. all hillary clinton did was not block the deal that allowed a russian company to buy uranium one. she didn't play any active role. it was ongoing prior. this was always -- this was about donald trump wanting investigations started, and as you said in playing those clips, i was reminded, it wasn't just as a candidate that he made these totally false and made up allegations, it was when he was in the white house, 2017. i think we have to stop and note these things. it's not going to change his behavior. it's not going to change the
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lock her up chants, but it's still important to say this wasn't true then. it isn't true now, and the reason we know it isn't true is because the trump justice department has said it isn't true. it's also not, brooke, the first time we have seen stuff like this. okay, you'll remember, i remember it well, i was sitting at my house scrolling through my twitter feed in early 2017 when donald trump said something to the effect of, i think we had a tweet, terrible, just found out that obama had my wires tapped, again, not clear why that's in quotes, in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found. this is mccarthyism. okay. again, there was no evidence at the time that this was true, subsequent every intelligence person who was in office was asked about this subsequently, and in the mueller report we found out that is not the case. donald trump's line in trump tower was never tapped. the closest you get to it was carter page through fisa warrants, and that was carter page not donald trump. then there's this one, which is another one that's been around a
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long time. remember, donald trump won the 2016 election. you remember that because he's currently the president. but he complained that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally. five days after the election, five days after he was sworn in, he formed an election fraud commission. i will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud, he goes -- it goes on, this is january 25th, 2017. that commission, which by the way, was led by chris coe bach who is running for senate in kansas now, that commission disbanded large by because there's never been any evidence of widespread purposeful voter fraud in any election in american history. mitch mcconnell, senate majority leader, not exactly a liberal was sk was asked about this. >> there's no evidence that it occurred in such a significant number that would have changed the presidential election, and i don't think we ought to spend
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any federal money investigating that. >> yeah, mitch mcconnell was right. remember when it comes to voter fraud, i want to make this one last point, brooke, there are times when people vote twice, and they are allowed to. these are -- in every study that has been done of every election we have had, these are isolated incidents. they are not evidence of some widespread plot. donald trump, remember, said 3 to 5 million people voted illegally. he's never provided evidence. this is all in keeping whether it's spying, voter fraud, whatever he's saying in regards. it's a conspiracy theory, and in many cases like these three, it's been debunked. >> yeah, no, i'm glad we went through it. it is crazy to think back, it wasn't just when he was a candidate, but when he was president as well. chris, thank you, you're fired up about this, daifvid loveman joining me now, he helped oversee the investigation of hillary clinton's e-mail server and russian interference in the 2016 election. so david, what do the doj findings say to you? >> i think we can all be glad
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that mr. huber apparently didn't manufacture a case out of nothing just to placate the attorney general or the white house, but the fact that this investigation or investigations was undertaken in the first instance is among the lowest points in the modern history of the department of justice, and that's saying a lot for this administration because it was commissioned essentially as a cram down by the white house to pressure the department of justice to redo investigations of matters that, according to the public record, had already been determined to lack prosecutorial merit purely to satiate the president's personal political grievances and conspiracy theories. >> you also- -- you say this sets a dangerous precedent when you just think about doj moving forward. what's the remedy? >> the remedy is for public officials, whether they're political appointees or career appointees, to do the right thing. when someone is asking them to do the wrong thing, and they're options are to refuse to
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undertake what is palpably a politically inspired investigation, contrary to department practice, or to resign. and that's what we want men and women of integrity in positions like mr. huber to do when there is political pressure to get them to skew things for political advantage. >> meanwhile, david, as you know, several members of the president's inner circle of his campaign and administration have been indicted, some of them convicted, sent to prison by the doj and while the president has blasted the clinton foundation, his own foundation was ordered by a judge to pay $2 million after being accused of unlawfully coordinatoring with the 2016 trump presidential campaign. how does president trump reconcile those contradictions? >> well, i'm not going to try to occupy the space in the president's brain. i'm sure it's possible, though, that he feels like this department isn't fully serving him interests when the u.s. attorney's office, which should be doing exactly what the
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southern district of new york is doing, following the facts, applying law to facts, is brings cases that rub up against his personal interests. >> david lofman, thank you, sir. >> thank you. right now meghan markle is back in canada as the royal family holds emergency meetings on her plan with prince harry to step back from their royal duties. we'll talk about whether race, her skin color had anything to do with the surprise move. hey there people eligible for medicare.
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now that some of the shock over harry and meghan's big announcement has eased a little bit, the rampant speculation about why they want to leave their roles has not, and the issue of race keeps coming up. the cnn digital headline reads, coming or going, meghan markle gets the blame, and it's because of her race, and lisa writes, quote, as a black woman, it's been infuriating to watch how meghan has been treated, not just because racism hurts, but also because there was the sense that we weren't allowed to even enjoy the fairy tale, the prince in this story didn't slay dragons. he instead had to take on british tabloids in a society where class supposedly trumps race even as racism clearly remains an issue. 24 hours after making their announcement, meghan returned to canada where her son archie currently is and harry is in london meeting with his father and brother about this unprecedented request. lisa france is here and also joining us is melanie bromley, a
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british native and chief correspondent for e! news. let's talk about all the things, lisa starting with you in your piece, why do you think this has to do with the color of her skin? >> because we lich in a world where people are judged, even though she identifies as being biracial, she is still being viewed as a black woman and being treated as a black woman. i read the british tabloids often, and i go and you see thousands of comments and some of them extremely vile. i mean, prince harry, he has complained about how his wife has been treated, and he has specifically said part of it is because of racism. >> what about -- >> you're absolutely right. >> go ahead, melanie, go ahead. jump in. >> hethe british press didn't ge meghan a chance right from the start, and that can definitely be argued that that's because of the color of her skin. you know, this is a family and an establishment that's been around for centuries and the british media are really a part of like trying to keep the status quo and any outsider that comes in is going to be
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criticized. kate middleton was criticized but not to the extent that meghan markle has been criticized. there's nothing no matter how much good work that she has done that she has not had to deal with negative headlines about. and i don't blame harry and meghan for wanting to give up because of that. >> i mean, speaking of being an outsider and lisa, this is back over to you, and yes, you know, maybe it is race that is playing a role. others are arguing it's simply who she is as a person. here she was, she came to britain with her american sensibilitie sensibilities, as a commoner, as a divorcee, as an actress and she tried to modernize the monarc monarchy, and britain back fired. what about that argument? >> why is she receiving the blame where harry has been outspoken about the fact that he doesn't want to be a traditional royal? i mean, just by vir which ytue fact he married a woman of color, he was letting them know i'm not going to be the usual prince. so why is it, you know, we can't have it both ways. when she first came aboard,
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people were like oh, she's just an actress who wants to be married to a prince because she wants power, and now she has so much power that she's according to these folks caused a schism. which is it? is she all powerful or has no power? >> do we know, melanie, as i'm listening to lisa so closely, just answer to the why, like why do they want to step back, you know, from the family? we talk about her. we also talk about him and what happened to his mother and maybe feelings he's always held on toward the royal family, and then there was this video over christmas where they were left out. did it have anything to do with something as simple as that? >> you know, we've always seen over the years really struggle to find their place, and that's been exactly the same with harry, and harry's actually done a very good job up until now. he launched the invictus games. he's done a ton of good philanthropy work, but now he is not the sparrow, he is sixth in line to the throne, and he has never been very comfortable with his position. he's never enjoyed it.
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he's always had disdain for the british media because of what happened to his mother, and this has just been a job he was born into and had absolutely no say in whether he should or shouldn't continue in it. you know, for him now he's met somebody who he truly loves. he has a son, and he's looking at the future of his family and actually it's only harry and william who can understand what it's like to grow up royal, and he doesn't want that for archie. there are a million different factors in this, but it's not just about that picture at christmas. that actually shows you his lack of importance now in the royal family, and it's up to him to start a new life and find his purpose somewhere else. >> as i'm talking to the two of you, i'm thinking back to their wedding, harry and meghan's wedding, how many people woke up at 4 in the morning. >> i was there. >> you were there. like people, everyone and their mother woke up here in america to watch this play out. when you think back to it, you know, lisa, her biracial
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heritage, i thought it was initially applauded when they announced their engagement, a step towards racial harmony, that she would be someone who represented progress. why would that not still be the case. what happened? >> exactly for the same reason why it wasn't the case with president obama. you know, a lot of times -- and i spoke to this great professor from the uk who said that it's the same thing. it looks like progress, but it actually is not. what it results in is an uncovering of people's biases, and the fascinatining thing fore because meghan, initially people didn't even realize she was a woman of color for many years. she did a video in 2012 where she talked about feeling like a fly on the wall because people had no idea that her mother was african-american to the point where she heard her mother be called the n word. she's not someone who's made race a big deal, but she's never shied from it. she says she accepts both parts of her heritage. now people have made a big deal about her race because we see her being very close to her
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african-american mother, who did they spend christmas with, the african-american mom, and so people are tieing her to her african-american heritage in a way that she hasn't been outspoken about. again, she hasn't shied away from it. so it looks like this is going to be a great thing. here is literally someone bringing this african-american heritage into the royal family, but as you can see, it doesn't look like it's been accepted, and so, you know, people are applauding to them to want to go forth and carve out their own life for themselves! we'll leave it with you, lisa france. lisa and melanie, ladies, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> just in after iraq approaches the u.s. officially about withdrawing american troops, the president just said he's okay with pulling troops. arwa damon is on the ground in baghdad. plus, first on cnn, stunning video of another dangerous encounter with the russians as one of their ships approaches a u.s. destroyer. at carvana, no matter what car you buy from us,
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amid all the shifting narratives on the tensions in iran, it's important to remember that iraq is quite literally stuck in the middle of this crisis. the iraqi prime minister is asking u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo to start making plans for an american troop
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withdrawal, and while secretary pompeo said the discussions are ongoing, president trump offered a more definitive answer on fox. >> the iraqi prime minister has notified mike pompeo about potential plans, drawing up plans for a u.s. troop withdrawal from iraq, period. you ran on pulling out of the middle east. why not use this opportunity to say we're done? >> i'm okay with it. by the way. >> you're okay with removing our troops from iraq? >> just so you understand, that's what they say publicly. they don't say that privately. >> as for the citizens of iraq, they are staging massive protests today and our cnn senior international correspondent arwa damon was in the crowd in >> reporter: the chants are about ending iran's influence. they are about ending america
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and at the end of the demonstration is a unified iraq and one iraq and one that is truly democratic, and these are not the same protesters who stormed the u.s. embassy and they have been out here with the demands for months. their situation made even more precarious given everything else that has unfolded and made their call for the end to outside interference and even stronger. one of the many hashtags by these kinds of protests is that we are not our parliament. they say that most of them at least that they want the iranians and their influence out. they want negative american influence out, and many that we have spoken to say that they understand why the u.s. did what it did but they do not agree with it happening on iraqi soil. what the population here truly wants is truly craving is just to be allowed to live.
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arwa damon, cnn, baghdad. >> and also first on cnn, the new video shows is a russian warship destroying a warship in the middle east, and increasing the risk of a collision in northern sea, and the vessel is 180 feet close to the ship, and the late zest the closest encounter of russian and military forces that american officials have described as unsafe and provocative. news of the 2020 presidential race today and we will tell you which democrat just dropped out. and plus, senator bernie sanders has some fun with his alter ego and find out what happened when he ran into larry david at " "today show." then i realized something was missing... me. my symptoms were keeping me from being there. so, i talked to my doctor and learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of crohn's disease after trying other medications.
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obviously, you are the most googled. >> except for montana. not in montana. >> yes. and so -- >> i mean, montana. leave me alone. >> and so you said whoever leaves needs to not only water the leaves, but the roots of the democracy. so after last night are the democrats in a better or worst position to beat donald trump? >> well, i hope that my voice has contributed to the conversation already and i believe it has. >> that is part of my conversation with maryann williamson. and today, she has announced she is ending the presidential bid, and this is coming on the day when bernie sanders came face-to-face with the man who plays him live on "saturday night live." sanders and larry david both happened to be guests on the "today show" and let's just say it is pretty, pretty good.
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>> if you become president, you have got to be flying back and forth. >> yes. >> to play him on "saturday night live"? >> yes, it is true. it is not going to be easy for me. it will be great for the country and terrible for me. >> i am getting you a good job for four years, and you are complaining. >> and then later larry david talked about the striking similarities between the two. >> i did not realize that y'all were really like related for real. >> yes. >> what is connect? >> well, we are second or third cousins. yeah. >> really? >> you feel that? >> we go back to the old country, yeah. i do feel a familial connection with him. i do. >> i don't want you to take it the wrong way, but now sitting here and i interviewed him, i don't think that you are acting when you are doing bernie sanders. >> there is not much to it. >> it is like you. >> yeah, yeah, it is. >> and you turn up the volume at all? >> not much to it. >> i love how savannah is like, it is kind of like you, the real
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senator sanders is going to be one of six candidates on stage next tuesday for the last presidential debate before the iowa caucuses and dot no miss it january 14th, 8:00 p.m. and i'm brooke baldwin and we go to jake tapper with "the lead" starting right now. at first they said they did not know what soleimani was targeting and they said it is one embassy and now they say it is four. "the lead" starts right now. breaking news moments ago, that president trump is saying that four embassies were going to be targeted when this is happening as the administration is trying to back up his story. and hitting send. nancy pelosi is planning to hand the impeachment articles to the senate next week, and she wanted the guarantee of the trial in the senate, and now they are learning that the senate has a fast-track to acquit psi