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President Trump, No Due Process For Immigrants; Restaurant Asks Sanders To Leave; Erdogan Fights Off Challenge In Turkey; U.S. Fine Tunes Wish List For North Korea; Napkin Helps Crack Old Case. Aired 4:30-5a ET

Aired June 25, 2018 - 04:30   ET



DAVE BRIGGS, EARLY START SHOW CO-HOST: The President wants to send immigrants home without due process and the administration's plan to reunite families separated at the border is going to require some patience.

MICHELLE KOSINSKI, EARLY START SHOW GUEST CO-HOST: Another chapter in the blurring lines between public and private life. Sarah Sanders ask to leave a restaurant, because she works for the president.

BRIGGS: And an election with consequences around the world. Turkey's President fends off a strong challenge and tighten his grip with sweeping new powers. Welcome back to "Early Start," on a Monday everybody, I'm Dave Briggs.

KOSINSKI: I'm Michelle Kosinski. It is 30 minutes pass the hour. The Trump administration has released its plan for reuniting thousands of families separated at the border. But don't expect fast action. Homeland Security officials say 2,053 children are still in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and they will remain that way until their parents deportation proceedings are completed. Families will be reunited before deportation or if the parent is released, they can apply the service of the child sponsor.

BRIGGS: According to Homeland Security, officials over 500 families have been reunited since the zero tolerance policy started and parents are now being offer the option of signing voluntary orders, to speed up their cases. They will be assured they will be reunited with the children id they do sign with the offer, raising eyebrows with advocates who question whether the families clearly understands the terms.

KOSINSKI: Now President Trump is talking about depriving immigrants of due process. We have more now from CNN's Boris Sanchez.

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN NEWSROOM HOST: Michelle and Dave, President Trump taking his harsh rhetoric on immigration yet another step further. The President Trump of the United States suggesting that its segment of the population, immigrants should not receive due process. And further building on these idea that his strong rhetoric on immigration helped get him elected. Here are the President's tweets. He writes, quote, we cannot allow

all of these people to invade our country. When someone comes in, we must immediately with no Judges or court cases bring them back from where they came from. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order. Our immigration policy lack that all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting online for years. Despite these tweets from the President, he has sent mixed messages to Congress about how he want them to solve this problem.

If you recall on Friday, after weeks of negotiations on Capitol Hill by House Republicans, the President essentially told them to punt and to wait on the passage of a potential bill on immigration until after the mid-term elections. Then on Sunday, the President tweeted to Democrats saying that they have to fix this issue and they stop resisting. It is unclear exactly how the President wants Congress to move forward and what is, is that this rhetoric will continue going as we get closer to the mid-term elections. The President not seeming to let up at all. Dave and Michelle.

KOSINSKI: We have seen him use words like infest and overrun and now invade.

Well, Defense Secretary, James Mattis says the Pentagon is preparing to go temporary camps on two military bases to house immigrant children. Details are still being worked out. And Mattis is comparing the response of the defense department providing housing to natural disaster victims. Or Vietnamese refugees being rescued at sea in the years after the Vietnam War.


JAMES MATTIS, DEFENSE SECRETARY GENERAL: We have done this, some of you remember, with the Vietnamese boat people. They were put on refugees, they were flick in U.S. military bases for months as it was worked out and how they would be dealt with.


KOSINSKI: Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, calling on the Trump administration to appoint Azar to oversee the reunification of migrant families.

BRIGGS: The President has a busy day ahead it will be join by the first lady, hosting the king and queen of Jordan. The two leaders are expected to discuss terrorism, Syria crisis, the threat from Iran and forging a lasting peace between the Israeli's and Palestinians. Then the president heads to Columbia, South Carolina in the eve of the run- off election to campaign for Governor Henry McMaster. The White House is jumping knee deep into the race to save McMaster as Vice President Pence appearing there over the weekend.

KOSINSKI: White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders kicked out of Virginia restaurant, because she works for the President Trump. Sanders tweeting she was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington Virginia to leave, because I works for POTUS. And I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with respectfully. And will continue to do so.

[04:35:02] BRIGGS: The restaurant owner Stephanie will get to be ask with Jim Acosta about that. She told the Washington Post, she would do the same thing again. Says, she explained to Sanders the restaurant has certain standards that she has to uphold, such as honesty and compassion and cooperation. Just days earlier, protesters booed, shouted at Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington.

KOSINSKI: You don't have to feel alone when you get booed at restaurants.

BRIGGS: No, all the time it happens to me.

KOSINSKI: A Washington Post editorial entitled "Let the Trump team eat in peace," says, how hard it is to imagine for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is in order, deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peacefully with their families. Down that road lies a word in which only the most zealous sign up for public service. That benefits no one.

BRIGGS: That would be a scary situation.

OK. Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tightening its control over the country after surviving the most serious threat yet to his political dominance. Erdogan declaring himself the winner of Turkish election before the official results were announcement. His opponents claiming state media and the election commission manipulated the results. Let's go live to Istanbul and bring in Sam Kiley. Sam, what is the word here? Is this a clean election?

SAM KILEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the results of these election have been accepted by the opposition coalition led by the (inaudible), who is the Presidential candidate that was most likely to be able to force a runoff if anybody was against Mr. Erdogan. That did not come to pass. They both sides have accepted election results showing that Mr. Erdogan got close to 53 percent. His rival around 30 percent.

And also, Mr. Erdogan took with his coalition the majority of the seats in Turkey's parliament. In fact, the Erdogan Party coalition and Erdogan himself now have emerged from these process even stronger than when he went into it. This, of course, following the constitutional changes that was brought following a referendum last year means the power is now very heavily concentrated in the hands of Turkey's President. He can rule by decree, appoint his own cabinet and in general terms rule in a way that the second chamber, the legislature is effectively watered down, not quite a rubber stamping institution, but given they now controls it. Something that means his power is going to be much more absolute than it was even before the elections when he was the President and was not unable to use the full force of these new constitutional dispensation that he has got.

BRIGGS: Frightening proposition for his opponents and the media. Sam Kiley, live for us, thank you.

The E.U. vows to retaliate against the move by the U.S. to slap tariffs on European cars escalating a trade battle between the U.S. and key ally. On Friday, the E.U. slapped tariffs on $3 billion on U.S. goods. Its retaliation from President Trump recent tariffs on aluminum and steel. President Trump quickly threatened to hit back with a 20 percent tariff on all European cars. Tweeting that European car companies should build them here. But European automakers already do build lots of cars in the U.S.

The German carmakers BMW, Volkswagen, (inaudible) have big plants in states like Alabama and South Carolina. In fact, BMW, one of South Carolina's largest employers. German automakers employ more than 116,000 Americans. Last month, the President asked the commerce department to look into other car imports. Pushing national security threat that of course the same national for the metal tariffs. And on we go towards the trade battle, my friend.

KOSINSKI: Oh, yes. It sort if keeps coming, doesn't it?


KOSINSKI: Well, the ban on women driving finally lifted in Saudi Arabia. What's the response been like there? We will be live on the ground next.


KOSINSKI: The White House is preparing its formal follow-up to the recent Singapore summit. The U.S. is expected to give North Korea specific request and a timeline regarding the Pyongyang's commitment to complete denuclearization. CNN's Alexandra Field is live with us in Seoul right now. So, this looks like something moving forward. I mean, it would be the next step. The next steps had been hard to come by, haven't they?

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes. And it would be a big next step, Michelle, because for all of the success though is touted of this summit, essentially what you had was agreement by these two leaders to talk about denuclearization and to agree to work toward denuclearization. But there was no indication when denuclearization would happen and how it would happen or how any that would be verified. You even had the President essentially saying that it would be up to the Secretary of State Pompeo and counterparts in North Korea to begin to work on the details of all of this.

So, it seems that that would be the next step to begin to discuss that. You have now got this senior U.S. defense official who is saying that soon a concept will be presented to North Korea of what implementation looks like and that it will coming with quote/unquote specific asks, as well as a timeline and that there will be data points that will quickly help the U.S. to determine whether or not North Korea is acting in good faith in terms of upholding its end of its agreement to work toward denuclearization.

[04:45:06] Don't forget, North Korea made a couple of other pledges at that summit, according to President Trump. They said they would be destroying a missile engine test site. It is not clear when that could happened or perhaps if even has happened yet. They also pledge that they will be returning the remains of the U.S. service members from the Korean War. This is something that families have waited decades for. The U.S. expects that up to 200 sets of remains could be returned. There are some 5300 of remains that are still believe to be on the ground in North Korea. In preparation for a handover, U.S. officials have sent about a 100 wooden coffins to the DMZ. They will then take those remains to the air base in South Korea and they would be sent on to Hawaii for DNA testing. That is when we would know, whether or not the remains do belong to American service members or perhaps you could see the remains of service members who fought the alongside the U.S. in that war.

KOSINSKI: Yes. That would be another step. And one that North Korea is actually doing instead of the U.S. just asking for it. Thank you, Alexander.

BRIGGS: OK. Women in Saudi Arabia taking the wheel for the first time. They are now legally permitted to drive after a decades old ban was lifted on Sunday. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh is live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with the latest. Long overdue, but certainly cause for a celebration. Good morning.

JOMANAH KARADSHEH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Dave. And we were out on the road, you know the moment that ban lifted at midnight, Local Time on Sunday. And we got to ride along with one of the first women to go for a drive around Jeddah. This is a woman has driven in the United States for 12 years. But this was her first time driving in her own country. And she could not believe it. Saying that, it felt like driving for the first time ever. You know, driving without that fear of being arrested.

People here are telling you this is a big step forward for Saudi Arabia. But it is definitely not the end. There is still a long road ahead when it comes to equality. Especially with that repressive guardianship law that really restricts a lot of women in this country. Meaning they cannot do some of the most basic things or take some of the most basic decisions on their own without the consent of a male guardian. You know, things like travel or go to college.

But you know, there is hope among the women that we spoke to that this could change soon. And we have to mention, Dave, on that day absent on the roads are some of the women who spent their lives campaigning for women's rights in Saudi Arabia. Some of these prominent activists were detained recently according to human rights organizations as part of a crackdown on human rights activist in the Kingdom. Some feel, perhaps a message that in this country, change will only come from the top down. Dave.

BRIGGS: Jomana Karadsheh. Live for us. Also some interesting economic impact here. Reading about $90 billion in added output by 2030. So it is a dual track, I guess, good news there. Thank you so much for that report. Long overdue. But it is nice to see them getting that right and celebrating.

KOSINSKI: Yes. I mean, it is funny how you can see that there is a big step on the ground, but bigger picture -- it is a very small step.

BRIGGS: Yes. Baby steps.

KOSINSKI: Basic freedoms for women.

Well, a 32-year-old cold case finally solved thanks to DNA and a discarded napkin.


BRIGGS: David Bossie, Fox news commentator, former Trump deputy campaign manager apologizing for this on air remark to Democratic strategist, Joel Payne.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don't have to be a gold even retriever to hear all the dog whistles coming on from the White House these days from my friend David over here.

DAVID BOSSIE, FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR: Michael Hayden posted a picture of Auschwitz.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That liberal Michael Hayden.

BOSSIE: You are out of your cotton-picking mind.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Cotton-picking mind? Let me tell you something. I got some relatives who can pick cotton. I'll not allow you to attack me like that on TV.


BRIGGS: Fox News issued a statement saying David Bossie's comments were deeply offensive and wholly inappropriate. And we do not in any way condone them. Fox declined to comment on whether Bossie would be suspended.

KOSINSKI: Joe Payne says, he had a terse exchange with Bossie, immediately after the segment and that Bossie expressed some regret. Bossie later tweeted during a heated segment on Fox and Friends today, and said I should have chosen words more carefully and never used the offensive phrase that I did. I apologize to Joe Payne, Fox news, and is viewers.

BRIGGS: South Carolina Congressional candidate, Katie Arrington is expected to make a full recovery after being seriously injured in a fatal car wreck, Friday. Arrington's campaign says she had two major surgeries, Sunday. One in her abdomen and another through a spinal fracture. Doctor say, the 47-year-old will not suffer any neurological deficits or limitations. Arrington was traveling on the highway on a passenger seat when another driver traveling in the wrong direction struck the car carrying Arrington and a friend. The friend also suffered serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene. [04:55:04] KOSINSKI: Federal Prosecutors abruptly cancelling an

interview today with Stormy Daniels. The sit down with prosecutors from the Southern District of New York is part of the Michael Cohen investigation. Late last night, Daniels attorney tweeted the U.S. attorney's office canceled it, because the press found out about the meeting and they cannot handle a few cameras outside their offices. Ouch.

BRIGGS: The interview was expected to focus on the $130,000 hush payment Stormy Daniels received from Michael Cohen in 2016 in exchange for his silence of an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump in 2006 which he denies.

KOSINSKI: The unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh last week will be laid to rest today. Hundreds showed up to mourn Antwon Rose Jr. on Sunday. Nightly demonstration where off the city of Pittsburg, stops Sunday, so people could attend his viewing. Police are looking for a black sedan that drove through the crowd late Friday. No injuries though were reported. The family's attorney says Rose's mother is nervous about the protest, because she doesn't want another person to get hurt, but she has pleased the protest have been peaceful.

BRIGGS: Firefighters still struggling to get a handle on the fire in California which now burned 7700 acres. California fire officials say threats to homes in the Spring Valley area are imminent. Mandatory evacuations are now under way in Lake County in Northern California. Firefighters combatting the flames are up against high temperatures, low humidity and gusting winds.

KOSINSKI: DNA from a discarded restaurant napkin used to crack a decades-old cold case in Washington State. 66-year-old Gary Hartman will be arraign today, charged with the 1986 murder and rape of the 12-year-old Michelle Welch. A new genetics effort began in 2016, to identify DNA using new methods. A detective recently followed Hartman into a restaurant and collected his napkin and sent it to a crime lab. It matched the DNA found at the crime scene. CNN has not been able to determine whether Hartman has a lawyer. Bail has been set $5 million.

BRIGGS: Let's get a check of CNN Money, this morning at 4:57 Eastern Time. Global markets felling overnight as the U.S. escalates trade tension with China. The White House plans to restrict Chinese investment in tech. Targeting Xi Jinping's made in China 2025 initiative. That is Beijing's plan to dominate industries like, aerospace, robotics and electric cars. The news sent global stocks and U.S. futures lower.

Last week, Wall Street close the week higher. Thanks to a rise in energy stocks. Speaking of energy, oil prices are falling as the major oil producer countries plan to boost production. Announcing Friday they plan to increase output by 1 million barrels per day. This should help tight global supply. Global crude prices dropped 2 percent. U.S crude fell as well and that could mean lower gas prices for U.S. drivers. Crude oil prices has the largest impact on what you pay at the pump. A Facebook fund-raiser to reunite immigrant children with their

parents is now top $20 million and showing no signs of slowing down. Inspired by an image of a crying child. The Silicon Valley couple set up the fund-raiser to raise money for legal services for immigrant families. Since then, more than 500,000 people around the world have donated more than $20 million. This making it the largest single fund-raiser ever on Facebook. The original goal was $1,500.

KOSINSKI: One more example of how emotional this is and will continue to be.

BRIGGS: And nice to see some positive side to the story in the emotional issue. It is not yet over. We have a long way to go.

KOSINSKI: There is a new facet every day, every hour. So, "Early Start" continues right now.

BRIGGS: The President wants to send immigrants home without due process and the administration's plan to reunite families separated at the border is going to require some patience.

KOSINSKI: Another chapter in the blurring lines between public and private life. Sarah Sanders asked to leave a restaurant, because she works for the President.

BRIGGS: And an election with consequences around the globe. Turkey's President send off a strong challenge and tightens his grip with sweeping new powers. Really bad news for dissenters there, for the media, for democracy around the world.

KOSINSKI: that is exactly the point. You have to ask is Turkey even a democracy anymore.

BRIGGS: Not appearing to be. Good morning everyone. Welcome to "Early Start." I'm Dave Briggs.

KOSINSKI: I'm Michelle Kosinski in for Christine Romans. It is Monday, June 25th. %:00 a.m. Yes that is true, in the East.

Well, Trump administration has released its plan for reuniting thousands of families separated at the border. But don't expect fast action. Homeland Security officials say 2,053 children are still in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and they will remained that way until their parent's deportation proceedings are completed.