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Mastermind Behind Paris Attacks Killed; Awaiting Poll Results as Rubio, McCain Face Primary Fights; Trump Supporter Tweets New Clinton Cartoon, Removes Blackface; FBI to Release Clinton Email Report; Trump Challenges Clinton to Release Health Records; Trump's Epic Twitter Battle with Anthony Weiner. Aired 7-8p ET
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[19:00:13] ERIN BURNETT, CNN ANCHOR: OUTFRONT next, breaking news. A major kill. The mastermind in the Paris attacks, a top ISIS leader dead tonight. The breaking details just in to CNN.
And more breaking news, polls closing at this hour. Will McCain and Rubio keep their jobs and will their wins hurt Donald Trump?
Plus, President Obama's longtime doctor speaks to OUTFRONT with major questions about Clinton and Trump's mental health. Let's go OUTFRONT.
And good evening. I'm Erin Burnett. OUTFRONT tonight, the breaking news. One of America's most wanted ISIS leaders, the mastermind of the Paris terror attacks is dead tonight at the top of the U.S. kill list with the $5 million bounty on his head. Mohammad al Adnani considered the heir apparent to the ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, best known as the terror group's spokesman. He is called for lone wolf attacks on Americans by any means possible.
Nick Paton Walsh begins our coverage OUTFRONT tonight on the breaking news. And Nick, what do you know tonight about this? It's obviously a very significant kill?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The details from ISIS themselves was minimal. Both their affiliated to the Amaq Agency and the statement arrest statement from them saying he was killed while inspecting military operations near Aleppo. They didn't say when. There have been a lot of eulogies for him on social media, from ISIS supporters. What we have heard though from a senior U.S. defense official is that its strike was targeting a senior ISIS leader in the area near Aleppo town called Al-Bab.
They won't say if it was Adnani, they were after of what the result of that strike. But you can begin to put potentially two and two together here. It is highly unlikely ISIS would make a high-profile announcement like this that there is such a key figure unless he really actually had lost his life and it comes at a terrible time for them territorially when they are really being pushed back in both Syria and Iraq and near the Turkish border where I am standing too. But they're barely needs to get fresh -- and supplies in.
This could not be a more seminal figure, Erin embody so much where ISIS are about. Behind their high tech high definition slick, gruesome at times video system which was used to recruit people. The propaganda of extremism and brutality and executions. The man who directed attacks in the West, the Paris attacks you mentioned too. And perhaps above all as well the man who has likely changed the model of inspiring recruits to attack people in the West.
He said, you don't really need to wait for us to give you instructions, go out there and kill them the infidels wherever you find them and then later ISIS would claim responsibility. We've seen so many attacks like that in Europe in the past few months or so. A seminal figure whose death here really probably the most public voice ISIS have had does mark a seismic moment in the war against that terror group -- Erin.
BURNETT: A crucial development tonight. Nick, thank you very much.
And also breaking at this hour, the polls just closing across much of Florida tonight. Marco Rubio fighting for his Senate seat there. Rubio's re-election bid is coming after months of ridicule and attacks by Trump of course during the presidential primary battles. Meanwhile across the country, John McCain facing a tough re-election battle tonight. The 80-year-old McCain pitted against a woman 33-years his junior. She has made a major issue of his age.
Manu Raju is OUTFRONT tonight in Kissimmee, Florida.
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Tonight, Senators Marco Rubio and John McCain each facing primary challengers who've aligned themselves with Donald Trump, but both still needing to woo the billionaire's backers to win in November as well as voters put off by the GOP nominee's words.
(on camera): Trump is losing in this state. You're obviously battling some national headwinds because of him.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: Well, I'm not sure that Trump is losing in Florida, but it's irrespective, I mean, how the top of the ticket does. I have to earn my own way. It's the U.S. Senate seat. People know who I am.
RAJU (voice-over): But when it comes to appearing with Trump.
(on camera): Would you campaign with Trump when he comes to Florida?
RUBIO: We have our own schedule and so we're not going to disrupt those schedules, we're not disrespectful, and if it makes sense we'll, you know, we'll look at individual events on a case by case basis.
RAJU (voice-over): Senate GOP leaders worried about Trump at the top of the ticket successfully convinced Rubio to run for reelection and help keep their eight-seat majority, but will Rubio serve his full six-year term if reelected? RUBIO: No one can make that commitment because you don't know what
the future is going to hold in your life. I am fully prepared to allow the U.S. Senate to being the last political office I ever hold.
RAJU: Trump struggled also hurting Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey with a new poll today showing him trailing his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty by four points. That raises the stakes for Rubio and McCain to help the GOP keep control of the Senate. Rubio won't take back the attacks he waged against Trump. His primary vote says it could backfire in November.
CARLOS BERUFF (R), FLORIDA SENATE CANDIDATE: This lack of endorsement, real endorsement and not a tepid endorsement of the nominee irritates them.
RAJU: In Arizona, a CNN/ORC poll finds McCain comfortably ahead of his Republican primary opponent, Kelly Ward who is embracing Trump, but facing a tough challenge from Democrat and Kirkpatrick, McCain has approached Trump carefully offering his support for the nominee but also calling on him to retract his criticism of prisoners of war.
[19:05:26] (on camera): Would you appear on the same stage with Donald Trump if he came here?
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: I think it's important for Donald Trump to express his appreciation for veterans, not John McCain.
RAJU (voice-over): Democrats have their own headwinds to battle, namely Clinton's unpopularity in swing states. And Rubio is eager to tie his likely Democratic opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy to Clinton.
RUBIO: How can Patrick Murphy support Hillary Clinton after all of the outrageous things that keep coming out about her?
RAJU (on camera): Do you trust Hillary Clinton? Do you 100 percent trust her?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, do I.
RAJU: Now, I also had a chance to talk to Marco Rubio about that big speech that Donald Trump is giving tomorrow on immigration and what Rubio told me is it's, quote, "Not realistic for Donald Trump to want to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants." He also said that Mexico is not going to pay for a border wall and that's something Donald Trump has made as a centerpiece of his campaign. But when I pushed Marco Rubio about whether or not Donald Trump had softened his rhetoric on immigration he would not go there and said he criticized Democrats. Erin, it really shows the fine line that Marco Rubio is walking here in dealing with Donald Trump in Florida -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. Manu, thank you very much.
And as you just heard Manu talking about, Republicans are really watching what Trump is going to say about immigration because you have a lot of people mainstream in that part that completely disagree with him. Trump's son telling CNN that his father though will not soften his hardline stance. Here's Donald Trump, Jr.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: His policy has been the same for the last --
DONALD TRUMP, JR., SON OF DONALD TRUMP: Six, seven, eight months.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He still says, deport. They all have to go.
TRUMP: That's been the same. Correct. But again, you have to start with baby steps. You have to let ICE do their job, you have to eliminate the sanctuary cities, you have to get rid of the criminals, certainly first and foremost you have to secure the border. These are common sense thing, Anderson.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BURNETT: Jim Acosta is OUTFRONT. And Jim, what do you expect from Trump tonight? He's preparing to give this major speech and what are we going hear from him tonight?
JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, we're going to hear from Donald Trump tonight, he has got an event out in Seattle, just outside of Seattle. C curious place for a Republican candidate to go and it's a reliably blue state but he'll be back on message on Hillary Clinton later on tonight but what we do know about this speech tomorrow night is that Trump is still receiving input on this critical speech on immigration, Erin. His running-mate Mike Pence just told reporters earlier today he's been talking about this address with Trump and as you just played in that clip from Donald Trump, Jr., there appears to be this movement toward a baby steps approach as the candidate's son put it.
No more do you hear people inside the campaign talk about a deportation force that Trump mentioned early on in the primary process, the deportation force that would round up the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants in this country. Instead, what you're hearing and what I'm hearing from sources inside and close to the campaign is this notion of prioritizing deportation starting with those who have broken the law in this country and then deciding later on what to do with the rest of the undocumented.
They know inside the campaign that would not sit well with some in the conservative base which is why, Erin, there is going to be a big focus on building an actual wall in the U.S.-Mexico border. Kellyanne Conway the campaign manager was talking about that again today and comparisons they know will be made with Hillary Clinton's immigration plan which Governor Pence earlier today labeled open borders. The campaign is confident, Erin, that Republicans will sign with them over Clinton when they draw that contest. And we'll hear plenty of that tomorrow night as well -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. And of course, Donald Trump is going to be speaking tonight, as well. As you point out in Seattle. Thank you very much, Jim.
OUTFRONT now, Jeffrey Lord, Donald Trump supporter. Maria Cardona, a firm currently does work for a pro-Clinton Super PAC. Pastor James Davis, a Donald Trump supporter. Bakari Sellers, Hillary Clinton supporter. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager who are still receiving severance from the Trump campaign, he is a CNN political commentator and Tara Setmayer, an anti-Trump Republican.
Jeff Lord, let me start with you. You heard Marco Rubio. You heard John McCain. Both of them at least from the way the polls look coming in are going to win this evening, we'll see the polls are up closing, we don't have the final results. Still not willing to say they will campaign with Donald Trump. I mean, it was so tepid. It was damning. How significant is that?
JEFFREY LORD, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: Well, in some places I think it will be significant. I think it will be more significant for Senator Toomey in Pennsylvania and my home state. For Marco Rubio, I'm not so sure because he's popular although we do need to remember that he was defeated by about 20 points by Donald Trump and his presidential primary in Florida. For John McCain that's a different story again. I think he's got a tough race on his hands, and I do think, you know, the Trump folks are pretty passionate people, and they're remembering who is and who is not going along here with the band.
BURNETT: And Maria, you know, that's an interesting point, though because, you know, obviously Donald Trump came out in the most personal of ways with John McCain saying he's not a war hero. John McCain never fully backed off Donald Trump. He has not joined that anti-Trump list and from what we understand, he's not planning to. So, it's not as if you're suddenly seeing some rift here, you're not going to get a Marco Rubio or John McCain at least now to come on that side.
[19:10:15] MARIA CARDONA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Sure, but I think the problem that Republicans are facing is that, like Trump, they are now going to face a general election electorate which, like Trump, is very different than what they faced in their primary. And the fact of the matter is that a lot of people see even if John McCain and especially Marco Rubio who had nothing, but the most eviscerating of insults for Donald Trump during the primary, even saying that he could not be trusted with the nuclear codes.
To then go back and say that he supports him for president, that just doesn't jive with the general election electorate. It certainly doesn't jive with Independents who are trying to make this decision, and I think it really plays into, frankly, the Hillary Clinton campaign -- not just her, but also Republican moderates who have fallen away from Trump and going to support Hillary, the latest of which is Reagan solicitor general, right? Charles Fried who said he's going to support Hillary.
CARDONA: And so it underscores that sentiment and so I think will be very damning for that general. BURNETT: And yet Corey, as the polls are closing here, one thing that
is very interesting is that when you look at at least the numbers coming in and we'll see what happens tonight, right? But the numbers coming in look like they'll going to see Marco Rubio and John McCain win these primaries. They're running against people, both of whom support the wall in the case of Marco Rubio's opponent, vocally supports the Muslim ban. Isn't there a loss of repudiation by voters of Donald Trump?
COREY LEWANDOWSKI, FORMER DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: No.
BURNETT: These are two people who have ardently embrace Trump.
LEWANDOWSKI: Look, when Donald trump was on the ballot, Donald Trump won 38 times in locations where he was on the ballot and if you look at Marco Rubio's performance in the state of Florida in the presidential primary, he lost 66 out of 67 counties. The good news for Marco Rubio and it is very important in the last four years, Republicans have made gains in party registration by about 300,000 people now. Barack Obama won the state of Florida by about 75,000 votes and the Democrats still have an advantage. But the good news for Marco Rubio and for Donald Trump in Florida is it's trending to register more Republicans right now and not a good sign for the -- election.
TARA SETMAYER, FORMER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR REP. DANA ROHRABACHER (R): That's not true. I mean, Politico just wrote a story that talked about how there's been 436,000 new registered voters since 2012 in Florida, and 76 percent of those voters are not white. They are minority voters. So, Florida, the demographics are actually trending away and more people are registering as Independents. So there is a demographic problem.
LEWANDOWSKI: I believe, a recent CNN numbers, it says, 557,000 people are registered in 2012 and 259,000 are now registered. This is CNN's numbers and not some tabloid like Politico.
SETMAYER: OK. Well --
LEWANDOWSKI: Seventy five thousand people. So you can blame CNN or blame Politico. Politico is a tabloid.
BURNETT: Well, oh, smartly played. Smartly played. All right. All of you staying with me.
SETMAYER: But the numbers had already showed the demographics are not in Trump's favor in both --
BURNETT: In terms of race.
SETMAYER: That's correct.
BURNETT: OK. SETMAYER: So, that's something to be concerned about for the Trump campaign. And also considering that Donald Trump only has one office open in Florida. Hillary Clinton has over 30. Donald Trump only has one office open -- one office in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton has almost 17. Donald Trump only has two offices open in Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton has 36. So I mean, you were the former campaign manager, I don't know what you were doing not having offices open in these states.
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BURNETT: It would be only fair to give Corey a chance to respond. Quick chance to respond, Corey.
LEWANDOWSKI: Winning in 38 states and we defeated 17 candidates faster than Hillary Clinton could defeat a socialist in Vermont.
And to do what, right? And as a matter of fact --
And I live there, and I know it.
BURNETT: All right. So, pause for a moment, we're all coming back. And next, an African-American pastor and Trump supporter under fire for tweeting a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in black face.
Moments ago, he just tweeted a new cartoon of Clinton. We'll show it to you.
Plus, breaking news. The FBI about the release its support for the investigation into Clinton's email server. What will it show?
And Jeanne Moos on the crime wave hitting lawns across America.
[19:17:13] BURNETT: Breaking news. A top adviser to Donald Trump back on twitter tonight after coming under fire for tweeting a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in black face.
Just moments ago, Pastor Mark Burns a member of Trump's diversity coalition tweeted the same controversial cartoon, but without Clinton in black face. And it says, "Getting your head chopped off by ISIS is more important than a cartoon. Can you hear me now? #Stop the pandering." On the image of Hillary Clinton as you can see, she does have the black face on now. But obviously doubling down on the message. You see the shirt she's wearing and you see what the comments are around her.
Phil Mattingly is OUTFRONT.
PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Today, the pitch battle over the hot-button issue of race in America continuing to escalate.
PASTOR MARK BURNS, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: I pray that those who I offended really receive it as a sincere apology because it was never my intention to, you know, to hurt anyone or to offend anyone.
MATTINGLY: Pastor Mark Burns, a prominent Trump supporter apologized for tweeting a cartoon showing Hillary Clinton in black face, but not backing down from its inflammatory message.
BURNS: For me the blackface wasn't the focal point of the picture. For me when I saw it, it was showing how Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party panders after the black vote.
MATTINGLY: As Trump's campaign disavows this robo call from former KKK grand wizard and Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke, a white nationalist supporter who has dogged Trump's campaign for months.
DAVID DUKE, FORMER IMPERIAL WIZARD OF THE KU KLUX KLAN: We're losing our country. Look at the Super Bowl salute to the Black Panther cop killers. It's time to stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me David Duke for the U.S. Senate.
MATTINGLY: The twin distractions potentially undercutting an apparent effort by Trump and his team to reach out to minority voters in recent weeks, a clear weakness for Trump according to a recent pew poll which showed just two percent of black voters support the GOP nominee.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Parents walking with their beautiful child and they get shot. They're shot, their child is shot, often killed. Folks, what do you have to lose? What do you have to lose? Donald Trump will fix it.
MATTINGLY: Top Clinton adviser Joel Benenson firing back at the effort on CNN today.
JOEL BENENSON, HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN CHIEF STRATEGIST: And for him to denigrate and stereotype an entire population in the way he has it reflects the kind of bigotry and racism we've heard coming out of his mouth.
MATTINGLY: And Erin, as you noted Pastor Mark Burns more or less doubling down on that message, if not the tactics and trying to put it out. Mark Burns is also the individual who announced kind of a shift in the Trump campaign and their focus and that's Donald Trump's visit to Detroit on Saturday. Now, Trump for the most part, while he's been pushing the outreach to minority voters, she is been doing it only in front of white audiences, that will change on Saturday.
Trump will visit a predominantly black church and really the issue of the strategy here when you talk to Trump advisers is two-for-one. Obviously, they have a lot of room to grow and a lot of work to do when it comes to minority voters and there is also a desperate need to soften Donald Trump's image with suburban white voters, that is one of their issues here that they're focused on.
BURNETT: All right. Thank you very much. Phil Mattingly of course from Seattle where Donald Trump will be speaking, you know, in the next hour. So, my panel is back with me.
Pastor Davis, let me start with you. So, Mark Burns says he is sorry for the image he tweeted using the black face but doubling down on the message. Should he have apologized?
PASTOR JAMES DAVIS, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: Well, I don't think he should have apologized. It's as if Hillary Clinton is above political satire and political cartoons. I don't hear any outrage when they paint Donald Trump in a swastika and liken him to Hitler. There isn't all of this, you know, this hoopla. But all of a sudden is, hoopla are things that were named in the cartoon that actual to us. She's a -- talking about hot sauce in her bag and the rest of it and so enough is enough. When can we not say what needs to be said?
I mean, these would be pointed out that in fact, our community has voted this way for 50 years and we've gotten nothing for it, even longer in some cases and as a result we sit here now with our communities the way they are and Mark Burns simply pointed out that yes, she is with, you know, kind of acquiescent to Black Lives Matter when it talks about the police statement and the hot sauce in my bag across the shirt. To me, when I read that, if it wasn't true, it wouldn't have been funny, and that's part of satire in that, what she's saying is actual.
BURNETT: So what do you make of that, Bakari, that this is satire. That this is -- putting Donald Trump in a swastika, nobody complains, why not this?
BAKARI SELLERS, HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER: You know, I know Mark Burns and I think Mark Burns has a great heart. I am actually glad that Mark Burns did apologized. I think he understood it went beyond the pale but I would prefer Donald Trump make an apology to Antron Mccray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise, who were the Central Park Five, who he led a lynch mob after in the early '90s. I mean, that's the apology that needs to be made.
[19:22:10] And to actually push back on the past, they're talking about pandering. It's not pandering, sir, when Hillary Clinton goes into South Carolina and talks about getting young African-American males out of adult prisons, it's actually not pandering when she goes into the segregated south to look at school conditions and talk about the fact that we need to make sure that African-Americans have children. And it's not pandering when there are lot of young African- American children in this country that actually have access to healthcare because of the chips program that she put on her back.
So, I understand -- I'm just going to, I'm going to just, one more thought. I understand that thought. And that's fair. Your assertion is fair if you want to make it, it's not truthful or rooted in fact, but that's fine but also --
DAVIS: And the fact that the reason it's rooted in fact is because --
BURNETT: Go ahead.
DAVIS: -- she can talk about it, but haven't done anything. That's all we've heard. That's all -- we went here and talk. That's all that's gone on.
SELLERS: Let me explain what the chips program is.
DAVIS: I understand what the chips program is.
SELLERS: It's the children's health insurance program. That's not talking and to push this talking points that somehow Democratic cities --
BURNETT: OK. Go ahead, Bakari.
SELLERS: To push this talking point about Democratic cities is one I hear often, but the highest concentration of African-American poverty is in the Deep South where you have Republican legislators and Republican governors. So I understand you want to talk about Detroit, you want to talk about Chicago but the majority of African-Americans --
DAVIS: You can't pull it off the table if you're talking about the top ten areas of poverty in this nation. These are the areas that had been ran by Democrats.
SELLERS: And then we want to talk about crime, we want to talk about all of these plans. What is Donald Trump's plan for African-American community? What is his proposition?
DAVIS: Why does it need to be proposition to --
BURNETT: What is he going to do when he says, I'll fix this, you're not going to get --
SELLERS: That's absurd.
DAVIS: Yes. The way it's fixed is by fixing the economy. The way it's fixed is by --
DAVIS: -- reinforcing by the implementing the things that he's talking about in his campaign.
DAVIS: This is what Bakari does all of the time and he goes to how, how, how, how.
SELLERS: Because you don't have a how.
BURNETT: OK. Let him finish. Let him finish.
DAVIS: The how is to elevate everyone through economic change and the things he's going to bring will bring in jobs to our community. When we've been told that, you know, by these other folks that have been in charge for the last -- forever, but nothing has happened of it. Not a single thing has happened of it but they'll ask Hillary how.
SELLERS: They do ask Hillary how.
DAVIS: They'll have to ask Hillary how. That's the --
BURNETT: OK. Go ahead. Go ahead, Maria.
CARDONA: First of all, nobody from the Hillary Clinton campaign and none of her senior advisers have ever put anything out with Donald Trump and a swastika. I just want to be very clear about that because that is the insinuation that you made. Secondly --
DAVIS: It's the left media. It's the left media.
CARDONA: That's not her campaign. Secondly -- this is his campaign. Secondly, on economics and on statistics and economics it has been shown that under Democratic presidents, Americans and minorities and African-Americans and Latinos all do much better economically --
LORD: That's because of Reaganomics.
CARDONA: -- under Democratic policy.
LORD: That's not.
BURNETT: OK. Go ahead, Jeff.
LORD: It is because of Reaganomics. It's Reaganomics essentially kept in place which is why from the time Ronald Reagan took office and corrected the economy that was left by Jimmy Carter with double digit unemployment, double digit inflation, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
CARDONA: And George H.W. Bush who thanked the economy and Bill Clinton had to come in and --
LORD: -- Because during the Clinton administration --
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CARDONA: And Obama had to come in and rescue it.
LORD: Mr. Obama, of course, had to rescue an economy tanked by Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac because Democrats --
CARDONA: Tanked by George W. Bush.
LORD: Because Democrats, the housing policy under Bill Clinton planted the seeds of the great financial crash. BURNETT: So, Corey, let me ask you a question though in terms of who
this message is targeted at. Because you just heard Phil Mattingly say, it's targeted at the African-American community but equally targeted at suburban whites who want to find Donald Trump more palatable, find a way to vote for him, they don't want to feel that he is racist. Who is he targeting this message at? He's polling at two percent among African-Americans?
LEWANDOWSKI: He's polling at eight percent among African-Americans in the NBC poll. So, if you look historically, Republicans don't traditionally do very well with African-Americans and if you look, Mitt Romney gets six percent, John McCain gets four percent. So, you have to put it in context, he's now doubling the percentage of African-American vote that John McCain is getting now. Is that satisfactory? Of course, not. Of course it's not satisfactory. The bottom-line is, he's doing outreach. Here's what the facts are.
SELLERS: It's not outreach.
LEWANDOWSKI: Twenty six percent -- 26 percent of the African-American community currently lives in poverty. There are four million more people in the African-American community today under the Obama administration that are on economic assistance.
SELLERS: OK. But hold on!
BURNETT: OK. OK. Tara, I want to get Tara in --
SELLERS: I just have a short quote. Go ahead, Tara. I'm sorry.
SETMAYER: OK. This is my question. If according to the Pastor over here that Donald Trump doesn't have to explain himself and he doesn't have to give a plan then why has he wasted the last two weeks of this crucial time in the campaign pandering to the African-American vote?
DAVIS: I didn't say it was a plan.
SETMAYER: So, I mean, that doesn't even make sense. There are certain issues that are of importance to the black community --
DAVIS: It was said that he's not speaking directly to the African- American community.
SETMAYER: He's not and --
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BURNETT: OK. Let her finish. OK. Hold on. Hold on. Let her finish.
SETMAYER: Donald Trump has had many opportunities to speak in front of black audiences and has turned them down. Legitimate ones. I don't know what he's doing on Saturday --
DAVIS: Wait. Which one?
SELLERS: The NAACP, the Urban League.
SETMAYER: The NAACP, the Urban League, the NABJ.
LORD: The NAACP or as Rush Limbaugh calls it the NAA --
SETMAYER: I don't care what Rush Limbaugh calls it. That is a major black organization.
LORD: George W. Bush rebukes the same exact invitation in 2004 for exactly the same reason. It is no longer about African-Americans, it is about liberalism.
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DAVIS: Corey can speak to this in that we were engaging Donald Trump last year, June and July, section of pastors in Atlanta and another hundred -- in New York. And then the left media sent out an attack to say well, why are you going over there to speak to them that somehow or another it was evil to even get in the room and speak with him.
SELLERS: What is the result -- and this is the problem. Donald Trump sees --
SELLERS: Donald Trump sees African-Americans as either professional athletes or good times. Either we are struggling and decimating our communities in poverty and don't want to get up and do anything or we're some professional athletes. He does not understand anything about the middle class, and if you met with him and he still didn't have a criminal justice plan, if he still doesn't have a plan for African-American's small businesses, shame on you.
BURNETT: All right. We're going to leave it there -- we're going to leave it there for now. But all of you are staying with me, because next, even "The New York Times" says Hillary Clinton has to cut ties with the Clinton Foundation as the FBI tonight prepares to release its report on her private e-mail.
And new questions about the health of both Clinton and Trump tonight, President Obama's longtime doctor speaks out. He's my guest OUTFRONT.
[19:31:39] BURNETT: The breaking news, law enforcement sources telling CNN tonight the FBI will release its report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail server as soon as tomorrow. It will include the notes FBI agents took when they questioned her.
Our justice reporter Evan Perez is OUTFRONT.
And, Evan, obviously something a lot of people are waiting for. EVAN PEREZ, CNN JUSTICE REPORTER: Absolutely, Erin. The FBI director
Jim Comey decided to show the public how the bureau reached this decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton for keeping classified information in a private e-mail server. And that's exactly what we're about to get. In the next few days, the FBI is set to release the roughly 30-page report that investigators provided to prosecutors recommending that no charges be brought.
They're also going to release notes from FBI's interview with Hillary Clinton and this is an unprecedented step in a case where there were no charges brought. But Comey's hope here is that by releasing these investigative documents, the public will see that Clinton didn't get any special treatment from the FBI and that he tells people behind the scenes, that it wasn't even a close call.
So, I'm told the CIA and other agencies are still making redactions at this hour to these documents, which, Erin, as a reminder, that despite what Secretary Clinton initially said, there was classified information stored on her private server.
BURNETT: All right. Thank you very much, Evan.
My panel back with me, along with Nayyera Haq, a former State Department spokeswoman under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and White House senior director under President Obama.
So, Nayyera, when this comes out tomorrow, obviously, we're going to get this report. What are we going to hear?
NAYYERA HAQ, FORMER STATE DEPARTMETN SPOKESWOMAN UNDER CLINTON & KERRY: Well, I think we're going to be all relieved that there's more information out there. There's greater transparency on this, but it's certainly not going to change the fact that there have been no charges recommended by the FBI and frankly, an FBI director who was a Republican appointee, and also the fact that Secretary Clinton herself said that it was a mistake to have two servers. If she could go back in time and change it, she would.
So, I think we are seeing greater transparency, which is better for all of us, but ultimately, we will find more mails that say, please print, pass this on and more of the nothingburger in content than we have. But transparency, let the American decide.
LEWANDOWSKI: Well, nothingburger. It's amazing. You know, look, what you have is more e-mail controversy from the Clinton campaign. They're dying to get all this behind them. The FBI is just another story that they don't want to have out there.
What we saw today once again is the cozy relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation asking for special favors, whether that be seated at a special spot next to the vice president for dinner, whether it's getting the crown prince a meeting, whether it's relay a message to the ambassador to Malta, whatever it is -- more and more, and moreover, don't forget, Hillary Clinton said she turned over all these e-mails and what we found out again today was more e-mails about Benghazi. It wasn't about yoga. It wasn't about Chelsea's wedding. It was about Benghazi that were not turned over to the FBI and were found by a private entity that did this to a Freedom of Information Act.
BURNETT: OK. On that point, though, when you say that there's so much in here in these meetings, an adviser to Donald Trump, a personal adviser, friend of 40 years, Tom Barrack, billionaire raising money for him, right? I talked to him yesterday and I asked him about Hillary Clinton's e-mails, OK?
Here's what he said, a 40-year friend of Donald Trump and met with him yesterday and here's when he said.
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TOM BARRACK, CLOSE FRIEND & BUSINESS ASSOCIATE OF DONALD TRUMP: I e- mails in the foundation, we all know how difficult it is to go from your public e-mail to your private e-mail. Here's a woman that's representing 157 countries, she must have 3,000 e-mails a day, her husband was president and he's got a foundation going.
[19:35:02] Whether somebody comes to lunch or not is not inconsequential for her to be United States to me. I'd rather for them to get on with it.
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BURNETT: Well, let go back you were saying --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a joke, right? I have three accounts in m iPhone. It's hard to go between your personal and your --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. I understand.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where does the rabbit hole end with this stuff? I mean, it starts with 30,000, another 15,000 and now we get 30 more, and now, we're supposed to just goes on Kimmel and brushes it off, oh, they're boring and we just say nothing about this stuff. It's just ridiculous. It goes on and on.
LORD: With all due respect to Tom Barrack, he's not been in government. If you're in government, you are supposed to have A, the judgment not to put a private server in your basement, and B, know enough that everything you write everything you write wild be public information.
And the real problem the Clinton campaign has and they know it, is that these things are coming out and coming out and coming out and coming out. Who knows who is going to release them? WikiLeaks? Judicial Watch. Who knows?
We're going to get to November and we're still going to be seeing these things.
BURNETT: Please print the document on Benghazi.
SELLERS: Jeffrey has a point in that it is a problem for the Clinton campaign that every other week, we have to now get on and talk about e-mails. And there is a certain point when you don't want to talk about e-mails and she had a mental health plan as she wrote out yesterday when all people wanted to talk about was Anthony Weiner. And now, you're talking about emails. So, you can't really build a momentum.
BURNETT: Well, mental health and Anthony Weiner are related.
SELLERS: Yes. Prime example.
SELLERS: But even more, but -- you did that one.
But even more importantly, I think what we're realizing is that there's not much there. I mean, you want to go to the fact that, okay, sit this person by this person at lunch or --
LORD: That's called access. That's called access.
SELLERS: Or the prince of Bahrain who actually has met with Leon Panetta, who actually met with the vice president of the United States, who actually had the red carpet rolled out from other State Department officials and deserved a meeting with the secretary of state.
And then we've actually -- my last point is we've looked at the whole Clinton Foundation thing and I think people should be ashamed because the Clinton Foundation does extremely good work and some surrogates come on TV and back away from it, but the Clinton Foundation has been awesome and literally saved lives. So I hope that they continue to do good work.
LEWANDOWSKI: Every major media outlet now in the country has called for the closing of the Clinton Foundation, from "The Huffington Post", to "The Boston Globe", to "The New York Times" today. These are not right-wing conservative publications. "The Associated Press" did a whole story, that 50 percent or more of the donors to the foundation got access and that's the bottom line.
BURNETT: Thanks to all.
And coming this Monday, hear personal stories of both the presidential candidates from those who know them best Labor Day, starting here at 8:00 on CNN.
And OUTFRONT next, the doctor who vouched for President Obama's health in 2008, he says Trump and Clinton both owe Americans a lot more answers. You got to hear what he's going to say.
And Trump calling Anthony Weiner a pervert and a sick guy. Not the first time Trump's taken him on. We'll show you.
[19:41:52] BURNETT: Donald Trump says he'll release his medical records if Hillary Clinton releases hers, but it seems his running mate Mike Pence is not as passionate as Trump is about this particular issue.
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GOV. MIKE PENCE (R-IN), VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The American people have a right to know that information, but I'm less concerned about her bad health as I am about her bad ideas.
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BURNETT: It comes as more questions emerge about Donald Trump's own health and his unconventional doctor.
BURNETT: Dr. David Scheiner was President Obama's doctor for more than 20 years. He wrote the letter stating Obama was in excellent health when he was running for president in 2008.
And, Dr. Scheiner, in your letter, you wrote President Obama was in excellent when he was running for the White House. Donald Trump's doctor has written that he is in astonishingly excellent health.
Obviously, I know you perceive a big difference between how you use the word excellent and how he used the word excellent.
DR. DAVID SCHEINER, PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FORMER DOCTOR: Yes. Our side was referring to a man who was in his mid-40s, who has solid muscle and who was in obviously in great condition. He was not 70 years old, the oldest man to enter the White House should he be elected.
This was arguably one of the most important things Dr. Bornstein ever wrote and he showed absolutely no concern for the public to whom he was really meant to read, all of the lab results were positive. Well, when the doctor says positive it means abnormal. If results are normal, you say the results were negative.
I also had difficulty with a gastro neurologist evaluating the mental health of a patient.
BURNETT: So, when Dr. Bornstein, Trump's doctor, was asked about Trump's health in an actual interview, he sort of laughed at one point. And I want to play for you exactly what he said, Dr. Scheiner. Here he is.
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DR. HAROLD BORNSTEIN, DONALD TRUMP'S DOCTOR: His health is excellent, particularly his mental health. He thinks he's the best.
He would be fit because I think his brain is turned on 24 hours a day.
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BURNETT: Brain turned on 24 hours a day. But you just mentioned, of course, that he's a gastroenterologist and not someone who focuses on the health of someone's brain and mind.
SCHEINER: It's also peculiar that he should laugh when he talked about his mental health. Does he think that that's an issue? It was just a strange time for him to be laughing.
BURNETT: Do you have concern as a doctor? What more would you want from Donald Trump when it comes to these specific issues? What information do voters need?
SCHEINER: I think you need real details. I think you need actual medical records and just somebody quoting a few -- making few statements about astoundingly excellent, that's not good enough and I'd like to know his height and weight to know what his BMI is. He looks a bit overweight to me.
BURNETT: So, Trump has said, Dr. Scheiner, he'll release his medical records if and only if Hillary Clinton releases hers. Now, she did release a two-page letter from her doctor with real medical information, including some of the things you mentioned, cholesterol and things like that. It also talked about the incident in December of 2012 when she had a concussion and a blood clot in her brain.
[19:45:04] And in this, the letter says, she had follow-up testing in 2013 which revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion, as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis. Mrs. Clinton also tested negative for all clotting disorders.
Is that enough?
SCHEINER: No. A number of questions I have. First of all, she's also 68 years old and I think, well, I think that medical letter was well-written and was very professional, unlike Dr. Bornstein, it's not enough.
For example, she was on Coumadin, a medication to prevent blood clots. You have to monitor that and it says she's being monitored regularly. I would like to know how well she is being controlled. That's a difficult drug to use.
Also, I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016. We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin to lose some of their cognitive ability. I think both of them should release their records.
BURNETT: So, Dr. Scheiner, let me ask you. This is not a medical question, but have you decided who you're voting for?
SCHEINER: Yes. I have misgivings about Hillary Clinton, but by far she's superior to him. He scares the devil out of me.
BURNETT: Dr. Scheiner, I appreciate your time and thank you very much for being with us tonight.
SCHEINER: My pleasure. Thank you.
BURNETT: Pretty damning for both of them on the health front.
Next, the Clinton camp firing back after Donald Trump weighs in on Anthony Weiner sexting scandal and Jeanne Moos on the theft of Trump signs and now homeowners are posting bounties on the thieves.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm choosing Trump and stay the hell off my lawn and let me express my opinion.
[19:50:35] BURNETT: Tonight, the Clinton campaign tearing into Donald Trump. A top strategist said it was, quote, "outlandish" for Trump to use Huma Abedin's separation from Anthony Weiner to attack Hillary Clinton. Instead of respecting a, quote, "painful private situation", it marks the latest incident in the long history of tension between Trump and Weiner.
Jean Casarez is OUTFRONT.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: The fact is Anthony Weiner is a bad guy. He's a psycho.
JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): That was Donald Trump in June 2011, slamming Anthony Weiner after the New York congressman made headlines during his first sexting scandal. As first reported by Yahoo News, Trump has a history of attacking Weiner saying Weiner's wife Huma Abedin, quote, "would be far better off without him."
Abedin is separating from her husband after "The New York Post" published this cover photo of Weiner with his young son beside him as he sexted with a woman in California. According to the paper, Weiner implied in a text to the woman that his marriage was dissolving, calling it busted.
The New York congressman famously denied it during his first sexting scandal in 2011. FORMER REP. ANTHONY WEINER (D), NEW YORK: It seems like a prank to
make fun of my name. You know, when you're named Weiner, that happens a lot.
CASAREZ: A week later, admitting the truth.
WEINER: To be clear, the picture was of me and I sent it.
CASAREZ: Trump who donated $4,300 to Weiner's election campaign in 2007 and 2010 has been all over him ever since.
TRUMP: He should never, ever be allowed to run for office again and what he's done to his family is truly a shame.
CASAREZ: Weiner resigned from Congress June 16, 2011, laying off Twitter, seeking treatment and having a baby with his wife, but then in April 2012, Trump's contempt for Weiner resurfaced with this YouTube message.
TRUMP: The unwanted and really disgusting porn star Anthony Weiner who, believe it or not, had a minor shot at becoming mayor of New York, hopefully that's gone, but he's trying to emerge again.
CASAREZ: Four months later, Trump tweeted, "Pervert alert, @RepWeiner is back on Twitter. All girls under the age of 18 block him."
Then, less than a year later, when Weiner announced he was running for mayor of New York city.
WEINER: Look, I've made some big mistakes and I hope I get a second chance to work for you.
CASAREZ: Trump blasted him again saying the cure rate for his problem is zero.
In August 2013 Weiner was exposed in a second sexting scandal, this time using the twitter handle Carlos Danger. Trump tweeting, "For the sake of New York City, all recent sexting victims of Anthony 'Carlos Danger' Weiner should come forward."
Now three years later, one of Trump's favorite targets may be down for good. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account has been deleted.
CASAREZ: And we reached out to Anthony Weiner's people for comment. They have not gotten back to us and everybody is wondering, is there an investigation going on because his son was seated right there next to him. Well, I contacted the administration for children's services right here in New York, they would not confirm, they would not deny if there was an investigation saying they cannot because of privacy rights.
BURNETT: All right. Jean Casarez, thank you very much.
And OUTFRONT next, Jeanne Moos with the latest on the sweeping the nation: stealing Trump yard signs.
[19:57:44] BURNETT: Some vandals keep stealing Trump signs and Trump supporters aren't just getting mad. They're getting even.
Here's Jeanne Moos.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPODENT: Smiling Michael Ricatto was in no mood to smile when thieves kept stealing his Donald Trump lawn signs.
MICHAEL RICATTO, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: They're trying to shut me up.
MOOS: But rather than shut up, Michael put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
RICATTO: I'm choosing Trump and stay the hell off my lawn and let me express my opinion.
MOOS: This Florida real estate investor also didn't appreciate the F Trump graffiti on the nearest mailbox outside his Queens, New York home.
He put up about a hundred reward signs featuring a suspect's photo captured by surveillance cameras.
The presidential campaign has kept cameras busy recording people stealing Trump sign, usually jumping out of a car, grabbing signs and jumping back in.
Jeff Weiss (ph) of West Hartford, Connecticut, caught two teens red- handed in his driveway.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stealing my Donald Trump signs.
UNIDENTIFIED TEEN: Yeah. We are.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know. Why would you do such a thing?
UNIDENTIFIED TEEN: Because we don't agree with your political views.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is that the right thing to do?
UNIDENTIFIED TEEN: Well, we're teenagers so I think we have a little bit of leeway in this.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you?
UNIDENTIFIED TEEN: Yeah.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I chose not to press charges.
MOOS: But others chose a reward. Linda Tirelli said she couldn't get over when people defaced three of
her Trump signs in New City, New York.
She replaced them and then put up a $1,000 reward.
LINDA TIRELLI, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: My message to the vandals is this: not my neighborhood, guys, and you're not going to intimidate me or bully me, OK? I'm still going to vote for my candidate and I wish you would respect that.
RICATTO: And every time they take a sign, the next one gets bigger and better, I guess pretty soon the whole house will be a Trump sign.
MOOS: Try stealing that, you pranksters. Or are they liberals?
RICATTO: Could be a liberal prankster. I don't know who it is.
MOOS: Jeanne Moos, CNN --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, smile.
MOOS: -- New York.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, thank you.
BURNETT: Did the teenagers really get leeway on that?
All right. Thank you so much for joining us. Don't forget, you can watch OUTFRONT anytime, anywhere on CNN Go. I'll see you back tomorrow night.
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