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Trump, Clinton Battle Over Foreign Policy Credentials; U.S.- Russia Announce Deal On Syria Ceasefire; North Korea's "Biggest" Nuke Test Sparks Fury; Clinton Calls Trump Supporters "Deplorables"; Significant Damage After Tornadoes Hit Illinois; Fact Checking Hillary Clinton; More Players Join Kaepnerick Protest. Aired 6-7a ET

Aired September 10, 2016 - 06:00   ET


[06:00:00] CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to the weekend. We are so grateful for your company. I'm Christi Paul.

VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Victor Blackwell. Your NEW DAY starts right now.


HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: You could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Her tenure has brought us only war and destruction and death.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The equivalent of at least 10,000 tons of TNT. That's the explosive power of Kim Jong-Un's latest nuclear bomb test.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If they launch against us or our allies, we will launch against them.

JOHN KERRY, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE: We believe that the plan if followed has the ability to provide a turning point.


BLACKWELL: Good morning again to you. And we start this morning with a potentially groundbreaking deal on U.S. and Russian cooperation in Syria.

For the first time both sides will now be working together to try to end the conflict there, which could, if successful, as you heard the secretary of state there just a moment ago, could help battle ISIS in the country as well. The agreement comes after months of talks and at a time when U.S./Russian relations have been pretty frosty.


KERRY: Today the United States and Russia are announcing a plan, which we hope will reduce violence, ease suffering, and resume movement towards a negotiated peace and a political transition in Syria. Working together, Russia and the United States, and our teams, have devised what we think is a more prescriptive and far-reaching approach than we have been able to put together to date.


PAUL: This as Donald Trump tries to dial back his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin after being slammed for calling him a, quote, "stronger leader than President Obama."


TRUMP: She talks about me. Oh, Donald Trump likes Putin, and Putin likes Trump. Honestly, I don't know the gentleman, but you know what, he's been nice to me. If he's nice to me -- if we got along with Russia that wouldn't be so bad.


PAUL: Now, earlier this week, Tim Kaine attacked Trump for what he called bizarre fascination with strong man like Putin, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

BLACKWELL: All this as the presidential candidates tout their foreign policy credentials to prove they are the stronger of the two leaders on the international stage.

PAUL: Last night, Donald Trump went after Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state saying she failed to keep volatile regimes like North Korea in check. Here's CNN's Sunlen Serfaty who is on the campaign trail.


SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONENT (voice-over): Donald Trump is trying to blame Hillary Clinton for the rise of North Korea's nuclear capabilities.

TRUMP: It was announced that North Korea performed its fifth nuclear test. Its fourth since Hillary Clinton became secretary of state. It's just one more massive failure from a failed secretary of state.

SERFATY: But Trump did not say what he would do to respond to the provocations if he were president and his campaign refused to provide details. Trump said Tuesday he believes China should take the lead in dealing with North Korea.

TRUMP: China, this is your baby. This is your problem, you solve the problem. China can solve that problem.

SERFATY: In March, the GOP nominee suggested that Japan should acquire nuclear weapons to guard against threats from North Korea, breaking with decades' old U.S. policy.

TRUMP: Now, wouldn't you rather, in a certain sense, have Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea has nuclear weapons? And they do have them. They absolutely have them. They have no carrier system yet, but they will very soon.

SERFATY: And Trump is facing more fallout on another foreign policy front.

TRUMP: He is really very much of a leader.

SERFATY: After his praise Wednesday of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

SENATOR TIM KAINE (D), VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: What about invading other countries as leadership? What about running your economy into the ground as leadership? What about persecuting LGBT Russians as leadership?

SERFATY: And now controversial interviews adding fuel to the fire with Trump appearing on "Russia Today," a Russia state-funded TV propaganda channel. The Trump campaign is trying to downplay the appearance calling it a favor to the interviewer, Larry King.

KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Former CNN superstar, Larry King, has a podcast and Mr. Trump went on his podcast. Nobody said it was going to be on Russian TV.

SERFATY: But the substance of the interview is what also raising eyebrows with Trump blasting the U.S. media on Russian TV. An ad context given not only the lack of press freedom in Russia, but the epidemic of assassinations of journalists in Russia who challenge the kremlin.

TRUMP (via telephone): The media has been unbelievably dishonest. They'll take a statement that you make, which is perfect, and they'll cut it up and chop it up.

[06:05:00]SERFATY: And he downplayed concerns about Russia meddling in U.S. politics, dismissing reports that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee despite officials saying there is little doubt the country was behind the hack.

TRUMP: I think it's probably unlikely. I think that maybe the Democrats are putting that out. Who knows? But I think that it's -- it's pretty unlikely.

SERFATY: Meantime, the Trump campaign is trying to clean up another controversy. Trump's refusal to disavow his birther past questioning if President Obama was born in the U.S.

CONWAY: He believes President Obama was born here. I was born in Camden, by the way, New Jersey. He was born in Hawaii.

SERFATY: Trump surrogates are now out in full force saying Trump now accepts that President Obama was born in the U.S.

RUDY GIULIANI (R), FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR: Donald Trump believes now that he was born in the United States. I believe it. He believes it. We all believe it.


BLACKWELL: All right. Let's bring in Scottie Nell Hughes, CNN political commentator and Donald Trump supporter, and A. Scott Bolder, former chairman of the Washington, D.C. Democratic Party and a Hillary Clinton supporter. Scott and Scottie, good morning to you.

So we will have Boris Epshteyn on later from the campaign to give us an official response to the Syrian deal, but Scottie, let me start with you this morning about the skepticism we've seen from Donald Trump in the past when there were previous ceasefires announced because all countries weren't involved. The rebels weren't involved. Is this different this time around, do you believe?

SCOTTIE NELL HUGHES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: I think overall, I think every person regardless who you're voting for hopes that it's different, hopes for peace. I think that's our goal as American, but unfortunately, this administration with Hillary Clinton as the secretary of state in the past did not have a good track record.

Let's look at '94 with North Korea that deal should have solved the problem that we are dealing with today. In 2012, the supposed ceasefire in Israel between Israel and Hamas, that has fallen apart.

All of these supposed peace deals make for great headlines one day and give it a few weeks, maybe a few years and they all seem to fall apart. I hope for the best because we believe and we want peace in the area, unfortunately, there's not much of a good track record with this administration and Hillary Clinton just promises a third term.


A.SCOTT BOLDEN, FORMER CHAIRMAN WASHINGTON, D.C. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: Well, I'm not sure Hillary Clinton was secretary of state in 1994, and there are a lot of countries that come to the table to make these ceasefires work.

It's important, and it is our hope that this works as well, but to blame the administration just doesn't make any sense because what's best for America.

We are leaders of the free world and work with a lot of countries, and these ceasefires have to work to end the suffering and you can't blame the Obama administration for getting a ceasefire and trying to end the suffering.

Working with Russia, by the way, which has been a criticism of the Trump campaign. It simply makes no sense to criticism. Let's hope this works.

BLACKWELL: Scottie, let's turn to North Korea, you just brought that up and that nuclear test that happened. Donald Trump calling this a failure from a failed secretary of state. I wonder what is Donald Trump's plan to deal with North Korea?

HUGHES: Well, as he's always said, you'll get the official response, but he's always stated that we have to rely on China. There is one language all of these countries speak and that is with the financial and economic impact.

China has the strongest economic impact right now on North Korea because now they depend on a global economy, interacting globally with their markets, any sort of things that would mess that up, sanctions, anything that would hurt that relationship with China would ultimately, would cause them to make some sort of action.

China has to be the one to take the lead in this in dealing with North Korea because they're the most capable.

BLACKWELL: You know, that's something that Hillary Clinton is talking about as well. That there could be an opening here, but let me push back here on what you're saying, Scottie, as it relates to the U.S. pushing China to deal with Kim Jong-Un.

Donald Trump said the U.S. would, quote, "make trade very difficult with China if they failed to reign them in." Would there not be some retaliation against the U.S.?

HUGHES: Well, like I said, ultimately, if something with North Korea was to take some sort of action against anybody, it would disrupt the global economy. Ultimately China would have even a bigger issue on their hand.

I think that is the best way to deal with China, the most diplomatic way of dealing with China right now, is do some sort of economic talks to say let's prevent this now. This is the best way to do it, and I think that's the only course we have right now unless we want to go military and I don't think anybody supports that at this stage.

BLACKWELL: Donald Trump previously has suggested bombing their resources, but that was several years ago. Scott, let me come to you.

BOLDEN: Exactly. Please don't let him off the hook because of several years ago.

BLACKWELL: Let me ask you the question and after you address the question, you can go where you choose to go. Let me ask specifically about this, when Hillary Clinton said yesterday that the U.S. now needs to rethink the American strategy as it deals with North Korea. Is that not yet an admission that what the U.S. has been doing, sanction after sanction, has not worked?

BOLDEN: Well, you certainly can't use nuclear weapons to go bomb them the way Donald Trump wants to. Negotiations are super important. China's important, but sanctions also are important. And it's hard to say whether they have worked or not worked, because you can't control the Korean strong man there. So --

[06:10:09]BLACKWELL: It hasn't worked to deter the test.

BOLDEN: Pardon me?

BLACKWELL: It hasn't work to deter the testing?

BOLDEN: Well, I don't think there's anything that can work to deter that testing. They're a sovereign nation. I do think this, though. I do think if China gets actively involved and given this fourth test and the size of it that there will be pressure on not only China, Japan and the U.S. to come to the table, to try to put some controls on what North Korea's doing right now.

That will be important, but, again, Donald Trump, you shouldn't let him off the hook. His first response from his heart was, let's bomb them with our nukes and essentially you're talking about starting World War III. That's not the answer. He doesn't have the temperament to deal with this issue or national security issues.

BLACKWELL: All right, Scott and Scottie, stay with us. We're going to come back and talk about comments Hillary Clinton made about Donald Trump supporters. That's coming up after the break so stay with us.

PAUL: Separating fact from what may be fiction. CNN fact-checking all candidates, including Hillary Clinton, after the FBI releases a report on her e-mails. The truth behind some of her statements, coming up.

Also, incredible images out of the Midwest. Look at these pictures. Four tornadoes hit Illinois.


BLACKWELL: Let's turn now to Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. She's had some pretty harsh words for Trump's campaign yesterday, specifically Trump supporters. Watch.


CLINTON: To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

[06:15:12]Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it, and unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up.


BLACKWELL: All right. We are welcoming back A. Scott Bolden, who is a Hillary Clinton supporter and Scottie Nell Hughes who is a Donald Trump supporter.

Scott, let me start with you. Before we talk about whether or not it was appropriate to make that characterization of Donald Trump supporters at least half of them, do you believe that's accurate?

BOLDEN: Well, I think she was deadpanning some, but I think she's also talking about -- the short answer is, yes, I do think that's a fair assessment, but based on Donald Trump's words, based on his xenophobic and racist statements, based on his sexist statements. Of course, that's fair game.

BLACKWELL: It's one thing to criticize Donald Trump, which I think everyone would agree would be fair game to go after your opponent. But to go after the millions of people who voted for them saying half of them are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, putting them in this basket of deplorables, you think that's appropriate?

BOLDEN: Deplorables in journalistic terms, but let me just say this to you. To support Donald Trump because he's not a politician and a new voice and going to ratchet things up in Washington, you have to ignore his own statement in each of those phobia areas.

And if you support him, you can't ignore those and not be called racist or xenophobic. You've got to take Donald Trump and his supporters all in one. If you support Donald Trump you support xenophobia, racism, sexism.

You support him not turning over his taxes. You support him praising the Russian leader Putin. You can't pick what bucket of support you want for Donald Trump. You've got to take him as the whole and I think that's the point that Hillary Clinton was making.


HUGHES: I'm very disappointed in Scott's answer actually. It's OK to say -- when you've done something wrong. It's OK. And last night I sought two Hillary Clinton supporters say, you know what? This was not right because in this country we are innocent until proven guilty.

And you cannot sit there -- it would not be fair for me to critique every single Hillary Clinton supporter based on some of the things the scandals and the things that she's been involved any either.

I want to paint that broad brush and she (inaudible) basically concern both of them are virtually tied in many polls. She just insulted one- fourth of the American population, then if they're 50/50 and when she's insulting half of them and those are folks if she is elected president, she's going to represent them too.

I'm getting a blanket broad brushed statement going half of them and saying just because these supposed statements, which I don't agree in those adjectives that you described Mr. Trump, it also describes the supporter.

I think that's very low and I think it just shows how desperate she is right now to try to cast names and name-calling never worked. It didn't work on the playground, Scott, and should not be working in politics between us.

BOLDEN: Here's the thing. I don't think she's saying exactly what you're saying. What I'm saying and I think what she's saying is, if you support Donald Trump, you support a candidate that has supported or made statements that support bigotry, xenophobia, sexism, racism --

BLACKWELL: Scott, hold on.

BOLDEN: -- and that's not name-calling.

BLACKWELL: Scott, hold on. Just as we would hold a Trump supporter accountable for when they try to re-characterize what he says, right now, I have to hold you accountable for trying to re-characterize what Hillary Clinton said.

Because she's not saying if you support Donald Trump you are supporting x. What she said, I have had quote here is that "His supporters are in what I call, half of them, a basket of deplorables, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic," those are adjectives specifically targeting the supporters. That's different than what you're saying.

BOLDEN: Then let's look at his list of supporters then. White nationalists, the Alt-Right -- his statements that they support. His rallies that have been racially offensive and racially charged. You've got the video that his people at his rallies support racist and bigoted, make bigoted statements, have attacked black and brown people at his rallies, and have physically attacked them.

I think there's ample support out there that at least what she's saying in regard to that bucket, that big bucket, not ignoring all the other buckets, that she's absolutely right about that. His supporters tend to be those people and they are driven by this statements. That's undeniable. So let's be real clear on this.

BLACKWELL: All right, Scottie, I've got to give you 15 seconds and we got to go.

HUGHES: Real simple, to sit there and put a number saying half of them is not right. Yes, there are some sectors that I definitely don't agree with --

BOLDEN: There are lots of sectors.

BLACKWELL: Hold on. Scottie, finish.

[06:20:06]HUGHES: Do we want to do the same thing to the Hillary Clinton camp and paint her based on some of the extreme far left anarchist communist supporting the exist within the Democratic factions? I'm not going to do that. I would expect more people to be more mature like you, Scott, and not agree with it as well.

BLACKWELL: All right, Scott and Scottie, thanks so much. We'll continue this conversation. There was a moment back in the 2012 campaign that I'm sure everybody remembers, that 47 percent comment from Mitt Romney. It's being compared to that. We'll examine that throughout the next several hours. Thank you both.

And be sure to stay tuned especially on Sunday for the exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton. Her thoughts on 9/11, terror, national security, it's on "STATE OF THE UNION" at 9 a.m. Eastern right here on CNN.

PAUL: Also, tune in to the CNN special "9/11: 15 Years Later" this Sunday night 8 p.m. Eastern right here on CNN.

Devastating new pictures after severe weather hits the Midwest. Four tornadoes hit Illinois, and look what it left behind. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

PAUL: It's 24 minutes past the hour right now. At least four tornadoes tearing across Illinois, and we're going to show you here what it left behind. Look at some of this damage this morning. These poor folks going through, as you can see, obviously the wall of their home.

One family telling a local newspaper they were out to dinner when the storms hit last night and they came home to this. Other photos show the very moment. If we can drop the banner, you can see the moment.

[06:25:05]You see that debris flying in the air there, the moment this thing touched down. CNN meteorologist, Allison Chinchar is in the Severe Weather Center for us. So she's looking at this.

Allison, a lot of people might be saying kind of late in the season it seems for something of this magnitude. What do you say?

ALLISON CHINCHAR, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, so this is by no means peak season whatsoever, but you first talk about the record heat that we've been dealing with the last couple of days and that has a huge impact on what just happened.

So let's take a look. All right, a map of Illinois showing where the storms were. Now where Champaign, Illinois is everything north was on the colder end of yesterday.

So that's where we had colder temperatures. South of that is where we had the warm air line up and right where that cold and warm air meet was where we ended up seeing the tornadoes form yesterday. So it was that mix of air.

What we look for on a radar is this hook shape, and that gives us what we need in terms of the look for a tornado on the ground. Now, here's the thing. You have that warm air that we had set in place, because it was very warm yesterday.

And that gets pulled up into the off-drafts, but then you also have the cold air that's coming down to the down drafts and you get that spin and rotation that takes place and, again, you also get some of the debris that takes place at the bottom of the storm.

Again, we ended up with four different tornadoes confirmed yesterday in that area, but, again, as you mention, it's not really the time of year we think about this. Peak is really May and into June, but we are not in that phase.

We're are heading into fall when we should start to see a lot of these numbers coming back down, but comparatively to last year, guys, we're looking at, at least, a little bit below average compared to last year.

Now, granted, we still have time left in the rest of this year, but at least we are a little bit below where we were at this same time last year. PAUL: Wow. Talk about a visual explainer. Thank you so much. Wow. Allison Chinchar, we appreciate it.

BLACKWELL: Let's talk about this nuclear outrage after North Korea says it detonated its most powerful nuclear device yet. South Korea is now calling for new action. What's behind this latest provocation?

PAUL: Also, a special delivery of sorts to reporters from the Russian foreign minister.



PAUL: So good to have you on board with us this Saturday. I'm Christi Paul.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. Go to be with you. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump both making some pretty shocking statements overnight on the campaign trail, although in this cycle it's pretty difficult to be shocked.

PAUL: Shocked, yes.

BLACKWELL: Clinton tells donors in New York there are two types of Trump reporters and one-half of those supporters fall into, what she calls "the basket of deplorables." The rest she said are people desperate for change because of economic anxiety.

PAUL: In the meantime, Donald Trump went off-script at a rally in Florida, to attack her.


DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: She could walk into this arena right now, and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching, right, smack in the middle of the heart, and she wouldn't be prosecuted.


PAUL: All right. We're going to get back to some of what was said last night, but we do want to talk about what's happening with North Korea and their stunning claim that it successfully detonated its most powerful nuclear device.

Yet, today, South Korean officials sounding the alarm saying North Korea's nuclear capability is speeding up and they're calling for tougher sanctions. Something the U.S. it's willing to work on with its allies.

CNN's Will Ripley, live from Tokyo.

You've reported from Pyongyang of course, North Korea, Will, more than any western T.V. journalist in recent years, we should point out. What do you believe North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un is trying to do with this latest test?

WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, this is, it serves multi -- many purposes for Kim Jong-Un. I was there in May; I watched when he was given a brand new title at the Worker's Party Congress. He reshuffled the party leadership and all of the party members, 3400 of them unanimously voted in support of this plan that he has to grow his nation's nuclear arsenal. Because, he says it's going to make life better for the people of North Korea, even though the U.S. and many others believe that it's just keeping North Korea isolated and many of its people in poverty.

But, the purpose of this, one, projecting power, both internationally and also perhaps more importantly to his domestic audience.

Also he can advertise these weapons and put them up for sale. North Korea has sold every weapon that it's made once it's perfected the technology, possibly selling to terrorist organizations or other rogue states. And, then of course the other goal is to gain leverage internationally. To force the United States and the United Nations to recognize North Korea as a nuclear state, something President Obama says absolutely won't happen.

The power of these weapons really is increasing. If you look at the size of the explosion, the test back in January was between 4 and 6 kilotons. It's believed, according to South Korean scientists, that this explosion was 10 kilotons, just smaller, Christi, than the bomb that the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima.

And the South Korean Foreign Minister is now calling, as you mentioned, for even stronger sanctions to try to stop this nuclear program from growing.

PAUL: What good though do sanctions do at this point Will? I mean, I don't know that anybody believes North Korea cares about sanctions, especially if their goal, as you stated is to elevate, and really advertise their power.

RIPLEY: Well, you need to keep in mind, Christi, absolutely. This is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries on earth. And, the government has been very resourceful in pulling money and resources from other areas to continue to grow its nuclear missile programs at really an alarming pace faster than most analysts had predicted.

And, one government official back in May, and even in January, when I was there after their previous nuclear test, said people would rather go hungry than slow their weapons development, because their leader, Kim Jong-Un told them, this is what they have to do to stay a sovereign states. Of course, critics of the regime would say that this is all about self-preservation. These weapons are strictly to keep Kim and his inner circle in power.

PAUL: Wow, all right, Will Ripley, appreciate it so much and your perspective, of course, as well. Thank you.

BLACKWELL: Secretary of State John Kerry cautious, but optimistic about the deal with Russia aimed at putting Syria's peace process on track.


Now, the cease-fire planned to start across Syria at sundown on Monday. A CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson live from Geneva with more on this plan for a country that's been torn apart by war for five years, nearly a half million people killed. Take us inside the details, Nic.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Yes, well, the details begin with that cessation on Monday evening when the sun goes down. As Secretary Kerry noted that's the beginning of a religious festival, an Eid holiday. So he said he hopes that will sort of give it extra weight that people will listen to it.

But, it's a very critical, he hopes turning point to help the people of Syria to end the violence. A key thing in this agreement is that the Syrian air force, its fighter jets, those helicopters with the barrel bombs that keep getting dropped on civilians, they will become very limited in the areas that they are allowed to operate.

The United States will, after seven days, if this cessation works well, begin to establish a joint military coordination with the Russians. That will include U.S. and Russian forces targeting ISIS and Al Nusra, the former Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

And, then another key part of this is humanitarian access. And, very importantly, that going into the city of Aleppo, where there are 300,000 opposition people there surrounded by government forces, under siege, living in terrible conditions.

So, this is what Secretary Kerry hopes will make this plan work. The opposition, the main opposition, the United States supporters have already come out and say that they welcome this. They have a major, major concern, however. They question whether President Bashar Al Assad will go along with this.

So, to that point they say it's going to be up to Russia to put pressure on Assad, and what happens, they say, if Russia doesn't do that? They're asking this question, because this is exactly where this type of deal in the past, earlier this year, two years ago, has fallen down.

The Russian say they've spoke to Assad and he accepts what's being laid out here.

BLACKWELL: All right. Everything starts sundown Monday, as you said there. Nic Robertson for us in Geneva. Thanks so much.

We also have to show this moment, a lighter moment, considering all the serious topics discussed. This was yesterday, as reports were waiting for word on this landmark agreement.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov comes in with a special delivery. Pizzas --

PAUL: And -- wait for it --

BLACKWELL: Two bottles of vodka.

Russian vodka to the waiting press there. He said, the pizza was from the U.S. delegation. The vodka from the Russian delegation.

PAUL: They're just trying to score brownie points.

BLACKWELL: Yes, we see Elise Labott there in the center of the screen taking cell phone pictures of it, bringing in some drinks and some slices for folks.

PAUL: So that's there way of saying, well, they had a little too much to drink. I don't know if that report was completely accurate.

BLACKWELL: No, well if that was their way of saying, thank you for waiting so long. We've got something to tell you.

PAUL: Of course, it was. All right.

Listen, we have some new information now being released by the FBI, or with that new information that's been released, our fact checkers have been very busy on both sides of the aisle here.

But, we're going to learn some more facts about what Hillary Clinton has said regarding her e-mails.

BLACKWELL: Plus, tomorrow on the anniversary of 9/11, the Seattle Seahawks, the team said they have a plan to signal their support for national unity, and for Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest.



BLACKWELL: All right. 41 minutes after the hour now. The FBI director released a report that's shedding light on the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation adding that the decision to not recommend charges against Clinton was not a close call.

PAUL: We're digging into that report, and fact-checking the Democratic nominee on what she said and what the report reveals. Our Jake Tapper tells us what he found.


JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST, "STATE OF THE UNION": Hey, everybody its Jake Tapper from CNN's "State of the Union" and Today we're going to take a look at comments made by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, about her private e-mail server. Comments that are contradicted by the recently released FBI report.

Let's start with the comment she made to my colleague, Brianna Keilar last July, 2015. Take a listen.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Can you tell me the story of how you decided to delete 33,000 e-mails and how that deletion was executed?

HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, let's start from the beginning. Previous secretaries of state have said they did the same thing.

KEILAR: But you said they -- that they did the same thing, that they used a personal server, and --

CLINTON: -- well, a personal email --

KEILAR: -- while facing a subpoena deleted e-mails from them?

CLINTON: You know, you're starting with so many assumptions that are -- I've never had a subpoena. There is -- again, let's take a deep breath here.

TAPPER: I've nerve her a subpoena, Secretary Clinton said in July 2015. Is that true? What did she mean by that? Well, her campaign spokesman, Nick Merrill, issued this statement at the time saying, "She was asked about her decision to not retain her personal e-mails after providing all those that were work related, and the suggestion was made that a subpoena was pending at the time. That was not accurate."

So, both Clinton and her campaign suggest that she was not facing a subpoena at the time that those e-mails were deleted.

Now, according to the FBI report, that is not true. Hillary Clinton received a congressional subpoena for her e-mails on March 4, 2015. According to the FBI report, the e-mail deletions that took place, took place in the last week of March. Sometime between March 25th and March 31st. That is after the subpoena.

Today more than a year after Clinton's interview with Brianna Keilar the Clinton campaign says that neither Clinton nor her lawyers, nor her campaign staff knew exactly when Flat River Networks, that's the company managing her private server, had deleted the e-mails.

A Clinton spokesman Josh Swearen says the campaign only learned this information when the FBI released its notes in this report.

So now this gets into some hair-splitting territory. But, if you look back at what Nick Merrill said in July 2015, he is talking specifically about Hillary Clinton's decision to have those e-mails deleted. Not when the e-mails were actually deleted. And, we now know that the decision was made before the subpoena, but the actual deletion was after the subpoena.

So what Hillary Clinton said about never having had a subpoena, false. What her campaign spokesman said about the decision being made to delete the e-mails before the subpoena, technically true, but misleading, since the actual deletion took place after the subpoena.


TAPPER: Now let's turn to a second comment Hillary Clinton has made that was contradicted by the new FBI report.

CLINTON: The people in the government knew that I was using a personal account.

The people I was e-mailing to on the dot Gov system certainly knew and they would respond to me on my personal e-mail.

TAPPER: Is that true? Did all the people on the dot Gov system that then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton e-mailed know that she was using a personal account?

Well, according to the FBI, no. That's not true. The FBI says "E-mails from Clinton only contained the letter "h" in the sender field and did not display her e-mail address. Only 13 people emailed her directly. The majority of state department employees interviewed by the FBI did not know she had a personal account, the FBI said on page 13 of its report.

So, here's the bottom line. The FBI report contradicts then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on these two important points. One, she was under subpoena when the private contractor deleted those e-mails. And, two, not everybody who she was e-mailing in the dot Gov system knew she was using a personal account.

A reminder to all of you politicians out there, you're perfectly entitled to your own opinions, not to your own facts. I'm Jake Tapper for CNN "STATE OF THE UNION" and


PAUL: All right, well Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest seems to be spreading. CNN's Andy Scholes following that story. Good morning, Andy.

ANDY SCHOLES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, good morning Christi. More players are joining Kaepernick's protest, and we'll take a look at what we can expect to see on the first NFL Sunday of the season.



BLACKWELL: Colin Kaepernick will continue his protest of kneeling during the national anthem when the 49ers play on Monday. In the meantime, we now know that more players are joining his cause.

PAUL: Andy Scholes has been looking at this. What are you hearing?

SCHOLES: Yes, good morning guys. You know, Colin Kaepernick, he started this protest all by himself three weeks ago and since then three more players have joined him as well as U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe. And tomorrow when everyone hits the field we can expect to see even more players join the cause.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) SCHOLES: As the NFL returns to the spotlight, Colin Kaepernick's peaceful protest has sparked conversation about his aim to shed light on the oppression of minorities in this country.

COLIN KAEPERNICK, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS QUARTERBACK: The players aren't comfortable speaking what's really on their mind and what's right because they're afraid of consequences that come along with it. And that's not an ideal environment for anybody, and I think that also speaks to, you know, the oppression and culture that we have here, where if you don't fall in line, then we're going to get you out.

SCHOLES: Other NFL players are joining in on the protest. Kaepernick's teammate Eric Reid, the Bronco's Brandy Marshall, and the Seahawks Jeremy Lane have all refrained from standing during the anthem.

And this Sunday on 9/11 before their game with the Miami Dolphins the entire Seahawks team is planning a powerful display of national unity honoring the flag but also to express solidarity with Kaepernick.

DOUG BALDWIN, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WIDE RECEIVER: Even if it wasn't September 11th, the point is, or the protest is to get people to think. You know, I think it's very ironic to me that 15 years ago on September 11th, is one of the most you know devastating times in U.S. History, and after that day we were probably the most unified that we've ever been. And, today you struggle to see the unity and it's very ironic to me that this date is coming up. So, it's going to be a special day, a very significant day.

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SCHOLES: Not everyone agrees with Kaepernick's movement. He was booed during the 49ers final preseason game. But President Obama defended the quarterback's constitutional rights.

BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT: I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about.

SCHOLES: Agree or disagree with Kaepernick's method, good is coming out of his protest. He has pledged to donate the first million dollars of his salary this season to groups that deal with social inequality. The 49ers will also donate a million dollars to community foundations. The Green Bay Packers and coach Mike McCarthy meanwhile will each donate $100,000 to the Green Bay Police Foundation, to improve partnerships between the police and the community. And Kaepernick is giving his portion of sales of his No. 7 jersey which has climbed to the top of the best-seller list.

KAEPERNICK: The jersey sales jumped because people's belief that there can be change, and we can make this country better. And, that they believe that I was someone that could help that change.


SCHOLES: Now tomorrow every NFL team will have a special tribute before the game to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. And, guys, all eyes are going to be on the Seattle Seahawks to see what they do as they plan to do some sort of show of unity as a team together out on the field.

PAUL: Hmm. It will be interesting. All right, Andy, we appreciate it. Thank you very much.

BLACKWELL: Well, first, Tim Kaine said that Donald Trump was the candidate of the KKK supporters, and now Clinton is going after those supporters herself.

Plus, Donald Trump now making another comment about there not being any consequences to shooting someone in public. Watch.


CLINTON: You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

TRUMP: Her tenure has brought us only war and destruction and death




BLACKWELL: New technology that uses video cameras and heat sensors is helping retailers track your buying habits.

PAUL: CNN Money's Vanessa Yurkevich, has the story in this week's edition of agility and action.


VANESSA YURKEVICH, CNN MONEY'S CORRESPONDENT: This type of shopping is becoming the old way of doing things. Ecommerce is nipping at the heels of brick and mortar retail sales. That's because online retailers know you better. They can track your every move, what we like, what we buy and how we shop. But a new heat mapping technology called prism is evening the playing fields for brick and mortar stores like Rachel Shectman's.

RACHEL SHECTMAN, FOUNDER, STORY: I think we're on the edge of retail Armageddon, which might be a little bit extreme. But I do think you know, what would Amazon be without insights and analytics?

YURKEVICH: If you can't track them while they shop customers might as well be invisible.

Prism figured out how to use security cameras to capture shopper's motions' what they touched, which way they entered and which areas they liked most.

YURKEVICH: Is red good or bad?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Red is busy. The same way that Amazon or all these big online guys understand their customers through what they do and what they click, and what they go on. The retailers need to understand that as well. So we get that same kind of data.

YURKEVICH: There's about 25 things on this table. How do you know what people are picking up?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So when you're looking at the map it will give you a sense, right, of where the most action is. So, kind of look at that, then pull the skews here, look at sales say, you know what? This journal's not selling and maybe it's because this sign is right in front of it. So I think we might have to pay a little of retail Tetris.

YURKEVICH: Prism clients range from supermarkets to furniture stores to big tech retailers.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just to make sure that all my stores kind of conform and check on it, is an action that's going to increase sales if everyone's executed properly. Or, it's going to save costs because I didn't need to travel around 20 stores to do that. Because retail is a real live thing that's happening every minute. So every minute you don't change something in retail you've probably missed an opportunity.



CLINTON: You could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

TRUMP: She's trigger-happy.

CLINTON: More and more of a reality television show.

TRUMP: She could walk into this arena right now, shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching, and she wouldn't be prosecuted.


PAUL: Less than 60 days from the election. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, ramping up their war of words attacking each other and, now, their opponents supporters.