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experienced molestation for years. it gave me a lot of compassion. those scars are deep. it doesn't have to be the end of the story. >> to see the rest of the story and how becca has helped more than 200 women reclaim their lives. go to cnnheroes.com. in just hours, bernie sanders meets with president obama at the white house. with hillary clinton now the presumptive nominee for president, is sanders planning an exit strategy? and donald trump hours from meeting with top republican fund-raisers. his job now is trying to unite the republican party, but after days of controversy, can he do it? breaking overnight. hamas praises terror attacks. good morning.
i'm christine romans. welcome to "early start." >> i'm john berman. in hours, bernie sanders flies from vermont to washington for a closed-door meeting with president obama at the white house. bernie sanders is still a candidate for president despite the fact that hillary clinton is the presumptive nominee having amassed well more than the needed number to secure the nomination. she has a majority of pledged delegates as well. white house insiders make it clear that the president is inching to endorse hillary clinton and soon. today, the meeting is more about body language and soft persuasion. more of a listening situation with bernie sanders than any direct call to drop out. michelle kosinski has the details from the white house. >> reporter: john and christine, the white house is being so careful about this. it makes me say, come on now. even now they are not saying that hillary clinton is the
presumptive nominee. for them. it is about respecting the process. respecting the decision making and supporters who ultimately, of course, would like to see vote for hillary clinton. last night, the president taped an appearance with jimmy fallon. here is how he framed things. >> is bernie going to endorse hillary? >> i'm sure they will have a conversation. >> is he ever going to drop out? will he just stay in? >> i'll talk to him tomorrow. he is coming to the white house. the main role i will play in the process is to remind the american people this is a serious job. you know, this is not reality tv. my hope is over the next couple weeks, we are able to pull things together. what happens during primaries, you get ouchy. everybody does. >> reporter: the meeting today with bernie sanders and president obama at the white house, keep in mind this is the third time they had discussion in the past week.
publicly, the white house says the president wants to congratulate sanders and talk about building on the progress he made on the issues. how he may play an important role and continuing to engage in the debate. behind the scene, we know the president wants to hear sanders out. this is likely to be a long meeting. at least an hour. t ultimately, that is how they will decide. how to hash out a plan how to move forward. the white house doesn't see sanders saying in the race up to the convention. because they respect the process, they might do something softer. announcing something on social media before you see one of the big events where the president is standing with hillary clinton. again, the white house wants to keep this as inclusive as
possible. >> thank you, michelle. hillary clinton handling bernie sanders and supporters gently. she made no move to push him out of the race. she is focusing on the general election and focussing on donald trump. secretary clinton is set to hit ohio and pennsylvania in battle ground states. she believes why his supporters will get behind her. cnn's jeff zeleny has more. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton is giving sanders the space i nehe needs now. she said she respects sanders supporters. >> a lot of his supporters and our supporters share the same goals. we want to raise the minimum wage and have universal health care coverage. we want to fight inequity and have more opportunities. we want to make college
affordable. we have a lot of the same goals. we have approached it differently, but our goals are the same. i really believe a lot of senator sanders' supporters will join us in making sure donald trump doesn't get anywhere near the white house. >> reporter: the question is what sanders, but when. all eyes on him today. he has a rally set in washington which holds the last primary next tuesday. it's unlikely the patience of any democratic leader will last beyond that if that long. by then, we are likely to hear a full throated endorsement of clinton from president obama. john and christine. >> jeff, thank you. donald trump has his own big day ahead of him. that day has dollar signs all over it. he meets with fund-raisers from 50 states. folks who are feeling jittering.
many are nervous or angry of donald trump's claims of the judge born in indiana. paul ryan calls the claims the textbook definition of racism. paul ryan is asking for unity. we have manu raju with more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. there are several gop camps forming on capitol hill. republican leaders say the voters have chosen donald trump and he would be a better president than hillary clinton. then the republicans in the never trump movement like ben sasse and lindsay graham. >> his comments over the weekend are authenticating what i believe is the man's core character. you know, something walks like a duck and talks like a duck is likely to be a duck.
if you continue to say what i believe are racist statements, you are likely to be a racist. >> reporter: there are republicans running in re-election races. this is where you find the most distance from trump. yesterday, pat toome says he will wait and see if he will support donald trump. ron johnson and kelly ayotte said they would support, but not endorse the nominee. a warning that trump could lose their backing. i got a chance to catch up with ted cruz. he told me, quote time will tell on whether he would back trump this year. we will see if trump's new tone and whether his speech will win over republicans, particularly ones who are skeptical of him. right now, a lot of folks are nervous. john and christine. >> manu, thank you. the state department is broadening its investigation of the deliberate editing of the
press briefing video. a week ago, the spokesperson called the matter closed. now that about face after john kerry demanded an explanation for the edit. the state department officials now admit deleting a series of questions of secret negotiations with iran during a 2013 press conference. the secretary of state calls the actions stupid, clumsy. and the dow is up 18,000. public america is worried about politics hitting big business. it is causing a stall in hiring and expansion. not hiring because they are worried about the political world. political risks have caused them to hold back on spending. more than 1/3 is preventing them from making acquisitions and hiring. what are executives afraid of?
the popular response is the upcoming election. 61% of cfos are concerned about the upcoming election. washington gridlock was second. can't get anything done in d.c. followed by proposed regulations, minimum wage, tax reform. the survey did not ask about presumptive nominees hillary clinton or donald trump. some cfos pencilled it in as major risks to business. another interesting note, the biggest fear among european cfos, the brexit vote coming up this month. >> a lot of interest in that vote. new details released on how a stanford student convicted of rape was sentenced to just six months in jail. his letter asking for leniency from the judge. that's next.
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growing backlash against the judge who sentenced a former stanford student athlete to just six months in jail for raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman on campus last year. he received six months. the lead prosecutor strongly disagree was that sentence, but says he doesn't believe judge aaron persky should be removed from the bench. then there is this. details emerging including a letter written by the defendant brock turner asking for leniency. for lack of remorse and shifting the blame to campus drinking culture. we have more from cnn's dan simon. >> reporter: john and christine,
despite guilty, it is clear that the defendant brock turner is not acknowledging he assaulted that victim. he said his actions were the result of binge drinking and party culture on college campuses. he send this to the judge. one decision has the potential to change your entire life. i know i can impact the attitude and culture surrounded by binge drinking that precludes is the core of the college student. it is ironic that the judge in the case just got a new six-year term. he was supposed to face re-election on tuesday, but because nobody was challenging him, he automatically got that new term. of course, there is an effort under way to recall him. you need 70,000 signatures for his name to appear on a recall ballot. there is an effort under way on change.org. more than 660,000 people have signed a petition asking for the judge to be recalled.
now there is pushback among some of aaron persky's supporters. he says the judge is a good person and does not deserve to be recalled. thank you, dan. baltimore police officer cesar goodson is supposed to go on trial for the death of freddie gray. he was the driver of the van in which gray suffered a fatal spinal injury. he requested a bench trial rather than a jury. last month, the same judge cleared officer edward nero of all charges. he was acquitted. the first trial ended in a hung jury. jose baez will be defending former star aaron hernandez in the double murder trial. hernandez is serving a life sentence for a murder in 2013. he is charged with fatally shooting two men outside a boston nightclub in 2012.
prosecutors said it was because hernandez caused them to spill a drink. baez hopes the public can keep an open mind. a muslim prayer service at noon today for muhammad ali. his body will be prepared for burial at the louisville freedom hall. 18,000 people are expected to attend his service. on friday afternoon, a service with bill clinton and billy crystal and bryant gumbel to deliver the service. and ohio's governor john kasich signed the medical marijuana law on wednesday. he said it is important for children to relieve their pain. only patients with conditions like cancer and aids and ptsd and epilepsy will qualify. record setting temperatures may be possible across the mid east. it was 50 last night.
meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> get ready for a heat wave. most of the northeast staves off the heat until this weekend. dallas with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. the jet parks in place and we have a northerly flow in new england. you stay cool. everyone else begins to see the heat crank up the next couple days. look at chicago. 93 to 94 degrees from friday and saturday. minneapolis gets into the mid-80s. in washington, they get there on saturday. new york city, sunday, we see it warm up to 86 degrees come sunday afternoon. we already set records across the country. well over 100 of them tied or broken. some across the southwest. some of them across parts of the mid-atlantic states in recent days. notice the pattern gets an impressive run up. 90 degree days. the southern tier have heat index of up 100 degrees.
we are watching this carefully. back to you. >> thank you, pedram. the cleveland cavaliers have new life in the nba finals. lebron james led the way with 32 points. cavs dominated the warriors. this game was in cleveland. that was a nice basketball play right there. lebron james going up with the alley-oop. final score was 120-90. james called it a must-win or do or die. the warriors still lead the series 2-1. game four is in cleveland friday night. the remarkable thing about the series is that the losing team has stunk all three nights. it is ridiculous. they have been three one-sided games. not fun basketball to watch. 19 minutes past the hour. hamas praising a deadly terror attack in tel aviv.
new this morning, hamas praising the deadly terror attack in tel aviv that killed four people and wounded five others. israelis announced entry permits for palestinians have been frozen. two palestinian gunmen disguised as hasidic jews. this morning, israeli authorities want that marketplace shutdown in april because of security flaws. let's bring in cnn's oren
liebermann in tel aviv. there were concerns about security. that is just chilling this morning. >> reporter: absolutely. the beauty of the market, the reason people are out here right now is the reason for the security concerns. it is because it is an open air market and accessible from a number of streets in the area. the ministry of defense is nearby. this is less than 12 hours after the attack. the restaurant where the attacks happened have opened up. max brener and benedict. these restaurants started filling up. mayor of tel aviv urged people to come out and not let terror disrupt their lives and still believe in peace. that is why you see so many people here after hours ago where two palestinians opened fire.
again, the security concerns because of the openness of the market. there is added security here. we will see what other steps are taken in the days ahead. prime minister benjamin netanyahu promised a swift response. we have seen the beginning of that. freezing of permits from palestinians to enter israel. as well as 204 permits of the suspects' family members frozen in the wake of the terror attack. hamas praised the attack saying wednesday's operation in tel aviv is the first good news to our people in our persistent struggle in the month of ramadan and the first of many surprises that will be waiting for the israeli occupation forces this month. we know the israeli military, idf, working in the southern west bank throughout the day. prime minister netanyahu promising a swift response.
christine. >> oren liebermann, thank you. in just hours, president obama meets with bernie sanders at the white house. what's going to happen in the oval office? how far with the president go to try to push bernie sanders out of the race? we have new details. plus what the president had to say overnight. next.
bernie sanders goes to the white house. he's got a meeting with the president in the oval office. this just days after hillary clinton became the presumptive nominee. what will the president say to bernie sanders? will he try to push him out of the race? donald trump has a meeting too. he is meeting with republican donors faced with the task of uniting a fractured party. can he do it? breaking overnight. hamas is praising a deadly
terror attack in israel. we will take you to the scene. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. the bernie summit. bernie sanders flies from vermont to washington for a closed-door meeting with president obama at the white house. he is sill a candidate despite the fact that hillary clinton is the nominee with the needed delegates. she has a majority of pledged delegates. white house insiders is making it clear the president is itching to endorse hillary clinton. today is more about body language and soft persuasion and a listening to bernie sanders rather than a direct call to drop out of the race. michelle kosinski has more. >> reporter: the white house is being careful, john and christine, about this, it makes
me say come on now. even now they are not saying hillary clinton is the presumptive nominee. because for them it is all about respecting the process still. respecting bernie sanders decision making and his supporters who of course would like to see vote for hillary clinton. so last night, the president taped an appearance with jimmy fallon. here is how he framed things. >> is bernie going to endorse hillary? >> i'm sure they will have a conversation. >> is he ever going to drop out? or will he just stay in? >> i'm going to be talking to him tomorrow. he is coming to the white house. the main role i'm going to be playing in the process is to remind the american people that this is a serious job. you know, this is not reality tv. my hope is that over the next couple weeks, we're able to pull things together. what happens during primaries is you get a little ouchy. >> reporter: the meeting between
bernie sanders and president obama at the white house, keep in mind, this is the third time they had a discussion in the last week. publicly, the white house says president obama wants to congratulate sanders and build on the progress on the issues and how he may play an important role in continuing to engage in the debate. behind the scene, we know the president wants to hear sanders out. this is likely to be a long meeting. at least an hour. ultimately, that is how the white house will move forward and hash out a plan how to move forward. if sanders wants to stay in the race longer, the white house doesn't see him staying in up to the convention. but the white house might not wait for him to fully leave the race before president obama endorses hillary clinton. they may do something softer. announcing something on social media before you see one of the big events where the president
is standing there with hillary clinton. again, the white house wants to keep this as inclusive and positive as possible. john and christine. >> michelle, thanks. hillary clinton is trying to handle bernie sanders and supporters gently. she has made no move, overt move to push him out of the race. instead, she is focusing on the general election and donald trump. early next week, secretary clinton is set to take her campaign to ohio and pennsylvania which will be key states in the general election. she spoke to cnn about bernie sanders and why she believes his supporters will ultimately line up behind her. cnn's jeff zeleny has more. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton is giving sanders the space he needs for now. she told cnn's anderson cooper on wednesday, she respects sanders supporters and believes the party will be unified against donald trump next month. >> a lot of his supporters and our supporters share the same goals. we want to raise the national
minimum wage. we want to have universal health care coverage. we want to fight inequality and create more economic opportunity for hard working people. we want to make college affordab affordable. we have a lot of the same goals. we may have approached it differently, but our goals are the same. i really believe a lot of senator sanders' supporters will join us in making sure donald trump doesn't get anywhere near the white house. >> reporter: the question is when. all eyes are on bernie sanders. he has a rally in washington which holds the last primary next tuesday. it is unlikely the patience of any democratic leader will last beyond that. by then, we are likely to hear an endorsement from president obama. john and christine. jeff zeleny, thanks. donald trump has his big day ahead of him. it has dollar signs all over it.
he meets this afternoon in new york with top fund-raisers from 50 states. folks who might be feeling jittery. many party leaders are angry over the claim of the federal judge bias against him because of his mexican heritage. paul ryan called the comments the textbook definition of racism. he is asking for party unity. unity with donald trump. manu raju has the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. there are several gop camps forming on capitol hill. republican leaders who have said the people have chosen donald trump. there are people in the never donald trump movement. ben sasse and lindsey graham and reid ribble. he did not hold back on donald trump when i spoke to him
yesterday. >> his comments are authenticating what i believe is the man's core character. something walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it is likely to be a duck. if you continue to say what i believe are racist statements, you are likely to be a racist. >> reporter: there are republicans running in tough relr re-election races. yesterday, senator pat toomey will wait and see how the race pans out to see if he will endorse donald trump. kelly ayotte said she would support, but not endorse the nominee. really an implicit warning that trump could lose backing. i caught up with ted cruz who told me quote time will tell on whether he would even back trump this year. we will see if trump's new tone and whether his speech will win over republicans particularly ones who are skeptical of him.
john and christine. >> manu, thank you. paul ryan unveils the republican party national security blueprint to the nation today in an attempt to soften the donald trump policies. he is offering a wall and sending the bill to mexico. while trump has dismissed nato as obsolete, ryan urging modernizing and solidifying nato. ryan's document, by the way, does not mention trump. the state department is broadening its investigation of the deliberate editing of the press briefing video. a week ago a spokesperson called the matter closed. this about case comes after secretary of state john kerry demanded an explanation for the edit. state department admits editing
the video and lied about the secret negotiations. the secretary calls the statements stupid. america has a record high number of job openings. a record high number of job openings right now in america. that's mean employers are ready to hire again, but it also signals a problem. businesses say they can't find the skilled workers to fill those spots. there are 5.78 million openings right now according to the most recent data from the labor department. that matches the high reached in july of last year. this is, as you know, john, my favorite chart about jobs. there are 1.3 unemployed workers for every job open in america. that figure was more than six or seven during the height of the recession. the major industry looking, trade, transportation, manufacturing, all of those have tens of thousands of new positions available nationwide.
many economists say the u.s. is near full employment and that has something feeling the federal reserve has not acted fast enough. more than 2/3 of economists surveyed feel the fed is behind the curve. the fed reserve waited too long to raise rates. now worries of a stall in hiring because of the concerns of the election and other things in may. the fed should have been raising rates a long time ago. >> there is near full employment. that would lead to inflation. >> you are not seeing wage inflation. if there are all these jobs open, why aren't wages going up? one thing you hear from the hiring managers, background checks. some people can't pass the credit part of that or the criminal part of. that you have the mismatch with the jobs available and people not qualified or don't have the right skills. all right. we have new details released on how a stanford student convicted of rape sentenced to just six
new backlash this morning against the judge who sentenced a former stanford student athlete for six months in jail for raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman. the prosecutor says he does disagree with the sentence, but does not believe the judge should be removed from the bench. >> reporter: despite being found guilty, it is clear that brock turner is not acknowledging he assaulted the victim. he says his actions that night were the result of binge drinking and party culture on college campuses. he sent this to the judge. quote, one decision has the
potential to change your entire life. i know i can impact and change people's attitudes toward the culture of binge drinking and sexual promiscuity. it is ironic that the judge in the case got a new six-year term. he was supposed to face re-election on tuesday, but because nobody was challenging him, he automatically got the new term. of course, there is an effort under way to recall him. there are 70,000 signatures that are needed to get him on the recall ballot. there is a change on the way on change.org. there is pushback among some of persky supporters. we spoke to a public defender who says the judge is a good person and does not deserve to be recalled. thank you, dan. baltimore police officer
cesar goodson is the third of six baltimore officers tried in connection with freddie gray's death. he was the driver of the van in which gray suffered a fatal spinal injury. last month, the same judge cleared officer edward nero of all charges. the first trial ended in a hung jury. jose baez will be defending aaron hernandez in the double murder trial. hernandez is serving a life sentence for a murder in 2013. he is charged with fatally shooting two men outside a boston nightclub in 2012. prosecutors allege it was because one of the deceased cause hernandez to spill a drink. baez ceasays he hopes the publi keeps an open mind. a muslim prayer service at
noon today for muhammad ali. his body is being prepared for burial at louisville's freedom hall. on friday afternoon, a memorial service is scheduled with bill clinton, billy crystal and bryant gumbel eulogizing him. record setting temperatures for the east coast this weekend. latest from pedram javaheri. >> get ready for a heat wave. parts of the northeast want to stay cool for much of the afternoon. the heat will build across the northeast on sunday. the vast majority is parked in place along the central plains and midwest. the afternoon highs are already closing in on 90. getting close in minneapolis. kansas city, memphis, dallas and atlanta already pushing into the upper 80s and 90s. the trend for the central plains. denver up in the 90s.
kansas city into the mid-90s. we are about 4 to 6 weeks away from the peak summer. we'll take it this time around and notice the rapid warm up on saturday when all of this culminates likes cincinnati to des moines and nashville with the hottest temperatures for this time of year. nashville getting up to 100 on saturday afternoon. pedram, thank you. >> basketball news. there is still basketball news because cavaliers won and won big last night in game three of the nba finals. lebron james with the alley-oop. christine romans can do that. they dominated the game. >> i can do that left-handed. >> lebron james can do it with both hands. they won by 30 points. steph curry had a lousy game. he was benched at one point. lebron james called the game
both a must-win and a do or die. kevin love sat out the game because of the concussion protocol. it is now 2-1, warriors. will game four be the first game where both teams show up? all right. the business story that set twitter on fire. a shareholder of one of silicon valley's most respected companies sets off a firestorm. a lady cfo. i'll tell you who next. a drink more water? with sodastream you turn plain water into sparkling water in seconds. and because it's so delicious, you'll drink 43% more water every day. sodastream. love your water.
two palestinian gunmen are now in custody for the killings in the sorona market. there are reports that the israelis wanted the marketplace shutdown in april because of security flaws. let's bring in oren liebermann from tel aviv. oren, what is the latest? >> reporter: standing in front of the scene. it is the beauty of the market that is the reason for the security concerns. it is because of the openness and it is accessible from all sides unlike the other areas right in the area. the ministry of defense is heavily secured and mall next to the area. you can see how open it is behind me. this is the scene of the terror attack. it started at the restaurant farther down. max brener. it moved in the direction of benedict. two opened fire in the first restaurant and they continued this way before they split.
police shot and arrested one. arrested the second suspect without shooting. police issued a gag order and any details that would identify the suspects. they do say they are two palestinians from the best bank. we learned the identity of the victims. four israelis. two are women in 30s and one is a man in his 40s and one in his 50s. all are from the tel aviv area. those funerals are set for this afternoon. the tel aviv mayor are calling for people to remember the attack and not to let terror disrupt their lives and live in peace. that is why you see people make sure they continue with their lives. that is the call from the tel aviv mayor. prime minister netanyahu promising to attack the attackers. the 83,000 frozen permits part of the response. >> israelis back on the streets.
behind you, oren, people going about their lives. thank you. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures are lower. a weak opening in europe. oil prices well above $51 a barrel. that is the highest this year. the big three stock markets. 11 points away from a record high. the dow closed at 18,000. these are psychological levels, but the dow's low in february was 15,503. nasdaq dropped to 4,200. the energy sector leading the gains. 15% in the past three months. also up big is utilities and health services. a shareholder calls a google executive "lady cfo." eyes rolled. twitter erupts around a tech
industry struggling with a diversity problem. a tech reporter covering the meeting tweeted actual quote from google shareholder. my first question to the lady cfo. my second is to mr. drummond. that lady cfo is ruth porat. finance rock star. she is alphabet cfo. she was cfo at morgan stanley leading the company through the financial crisis and scoring big business with top tech firms. this lady cfo, you know, she has degrees. wharton. the comment came after a vote where shareholders rejected disclosing more information about gender pay gaps. google has been trying to grow the female work force. they are trying to disrupt the diversity of the silicon valley.
putting the biggest money on how to get more women into tech. calling them ladies is not the way to do it. >> no, that is inaccurate. >> awkward moment. that shareholder was chrriticiz. >> "early start" continues now. in hours, bernie sanders meets with president obama at the white house. donald trump hours from meeting with top republican fund-raisers. his job now not just to get money, but to get unity. this after days of controversy comments. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east.