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hello, i'm wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. in washington. thanks very much for joining us. we start with new information on president trump saying good-bye to his outgoing white house counsel with a complaint and blame for allowing robert mueller to run the special russia investigation. here with us to discuss, a former political commentators with us as well and our chief political analyst gloria borger, you have got to reporting for us. what have you and your team learned? . >> well, multiple sources have told us during this final sort of good-bye meeting between don
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mcgahn and donald trump that donald trump was asking a lot about the mueller investigation and he was in a sense kind of putting some blame on mcgahn for it, since mueller was put in place while white house counsel, trump said he believed this cast a cloud over the presidency, this ongoing investigation. he has been fixated on it, our sources tell us. in what was an otherwise positive outgoing meeting with mcgahn, who successfully got kavanaugh through to the supreme court. so it was during this face-to-face meeting in the oval office that they had this final good-bye. but it seemed like a real sticking point with the president and a lingering conversation. >> it was a sensitive topic for the president. he liked what white house counsel don mcgahn did. he was clearly bitter about the fact the mueller investigation the russia probe continues. >> let's not forget, mcgahn had been in with mueller's team courting extensively with him over self days of interviews.
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the president was sort of surprised when reports surfaced about this, several months ago, he didn't realize the extent of mcgahn's operation, it was also in his mindset as he was having this good-bye conversation and being fixated on mueller. >> gloria sort of underscores how potentially nervous the president is about this whole russia probe. >> sure. >> he has no idea what mueller really has. >> let me emphasize, mcgahn and the president have not been exactly bffs for a very long time. don't forget that there were stories that the president actually asked mcgahn to tell the attorney general jeff sessions to fire the special counsel. and i'm assuming mcgahn did not do that, although he may have met with sessions, i do believe. so this relationship has been really fraught. he knows that mcgahn was testifying. so they couldn't really talk to each other. mcgahn kind of walled himself off from the -- anything to do with the mueller investigation.
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so the president and he have not been chatty, shall we say? although the president should be grateful for what mcgahn did in terms of bringing in the supreme court justices to the bench. >> you served in the occupation congress a long time republican, a member of congress, are you surprised that this final meeting the president would express this kind of outrage to his outgoing white house counsel, blaming him in effect for the continuing robert mueller investigation? >> no, i'm not at all surprised. the president seems to be obsessed with the investigation the only reason we have a mueller special prosecutor is the president fired james comb yip. as gloria said, don mcguillon refused her, declined to fire robert mueller at the president's request. i'm not all surprised the president is dunk on don mcgahn, that's probably a part of the reason why he's leaving. >> he is still very, very bitter, the president? >> bitter and apparently
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obsessed. don mcgahn had nothing to do with the appointment. >> that it was president as doing. >> but he wanted to cooperate with the independent special counsel. >> i know don mcgahn, he is a completely honorable guy. i worked with him 15 years. he's a good lawyer. he will do what's right. he will protect himself and his own reputation. he will not do anything that would endanger himself. i wouldn't either. >> he's a special respected attorney. >> his is more election law when he went into the white house. there was tension there for some time. there was tension over privilege, whether he should assert privilege, i believe the white house said no, not now. right? >> essentially allowed him to cooperate with mueller and answer questions, which included also that conversation where trump had frustrated -- expressed frustration in mcgahn and wanted him to fire mueller. mcgahn said he wouldn't over the summer right after mueller's appointment.
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so you know that's kind of you know can friction between them is trump is frustrated and mcgahn was blocking that frustration. >> he doesn't know exactly what mcgahn said. >> great reporting. thank you very much, guy, don't go too far away. more of what we need to discuss. 11 rallies, eight states, six days to go until the mid-term elections, president trump sets out today on a frenzy final campaign swing ahead of election day on tuesday the central focus of his closing argument is a hard line stance on immigration. the president is clearly trying to refb up his political base. he shows no signs of toneing down the rhetoric, despite the tragedies and the tensions of last week. so where is the president going. what does that say about the state of the current race? our political director is with us over at the magic wall to talk about that a little bit. first, let's take a look at where he will be complaining and what that tells us about the republican strategy. >> that's right, wolf, the map
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here is the strategy for donald trump take a look at where he's going, montana, missouri, indiana, west virginia, tennessee. those states alone are states that donald trump won by double digits two years ago in 2016. where is he going? he's basically going to trump country. it's all about saving the united states senate for republicans. that's what is happening in these key states. it's about the battle for the senate. house places played out in suburban districts where independents may be far more key. that is not where donald trump is welcome now. also, take a look at some of the states he's doubling up on. look here in missouri, claire mccass sill versus josh hawley. this is a critical contest. it is neck and neck, wolf. no doubted about. that if, indeed, mccass sill loses in mompblths assuming that democrats may have already lost north dakota, there is almost no
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path for claire mccaskill. similar in indiana, donald trump is going twice between now and election day, between joe donnelly the democrat incumbent and mike brong. another democratic senator trying to get re-elected. barack obama will be there to help him out before the campaign is done, wolf. >> you know the president won't be campaigning, very interesting, in nevada and arizona, before this final push. our jeff zeleny is reporting republicans if those states have simply asked him to stay. what are the new poll numbers from those those two states show? >> nevada is not trump country. hillary clinton won nevada in 2016 and arizona as you see here in our new poll is edging towards the democrat. 51% for kiersten sinema and
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within a margin of error. look at the nevada poll numbers, you will see a similar story, jackie rosen the democratic congresswoman there. 48% three points ahead of heller. this is a total margin of eor. dean heller, the only incumbent republican running for re-election in a state that hillary clinton won. in both of these cases, the two best pickup for democrats, donald trump as you noted is not welcome in the closing days. >> with six days to go, we'll be watching it very, very closely. thank you very much. look at this only moments ago, the president of the united states tweeted this about the house speaker paul ryan. let me put the tweet up on the screen. i'm read it. paul ryan should be focusing on holding the majority rather than giving his opinions on birthright citizenship, something he knows nothing about! our new republican majority will work on this, closing the
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immigration loopholes and securing our border! . well, that's a pretty strong statement, pretty extraordinary that the president would attack paul ryan the way he did. >> the outgoing speaker of the house, six days before the election. he can't help himself. he and paul ryan have had a very up and down again relationship i would say. you know more about that than i do, charlie. and but to say that paul ryan knows nothing about birthright citizenship, how does he know that? it seems to me the president has been educated on birthright citizenship, himself. how does he know that paul ryan doesn't know? you know, it's just ridiculous. >> he says he doesn't know anything about birthright citizenship because yesterday paul ryan said you can't simply sign an executive order and i litt -- eliminate it which grants it to kids born in the united states, that's been around for what 150 years?
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>> paul ryan simply had to push back on this. when barack obama was president, when he would issue executive orders we thought exceeded his authority, we yelled and screamed. this is clearly a case where the president exceeded his authority. this birthright requires a statute. the executive order is completely out of bounds. paul ryan would rather talk about the economy and jobs. the president seems to be raising these hot button cultural issues. pretty unhelpful. i'm glad the speaker helped us. >> yesterday he is making a big issue out of this birthright citizenship issue. i can sign an executive order. >> why not? >> i have been told, he doesn't say whom, experts. he tweeted this earlier this morning, i'll read it. so-called birthright citizenship which costs our country billions of $and is very unfair to our citizens will be ended one way or another. it is not covered by the 14th
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amendment because of the subject to the jurisdiction thereof, many legal scholars agree, harry reid was right into 1993 before he and the democrats went insane and started with the open borders, which brings massive crime stuff. don't forgive the nasty term anchor babies. i will keep our country safe. this case will be settled by the occupation supreme court. >> there is a lot to unpack there. first of all, let me talk about harry reid who did support it then recant it and called it i believe the worst mistake of his political career. so that is now off the table. what the president is doing is throwing everything up against the wall, trying to say, this is all things i will do to you, immigration is his number one issue. that's what this the about, washington. that's what the caravan is about. that's what birthright citizenship is about. that's what sending 5200 troops to the border who are fought fighters but they're going to build fences, et cetera, et
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cetera. but it sound like we're really beefing up the border, sarah sanders was asked, are you going to close the boarder? she said, we're looking at options. it's just about all pre-election. just like the saying we are going to predict pre-existing conditions, republicans will do that, we will give you a tax cut. >> it's about riling up the base? >> it's 100% about enflaming the base, getting them out to vote. i don't think it's particularly help. . it's frankly complicated in the after math of pittsburgh, where the president on the one hand, he wants to unify the nation and consol us. on the other, he makes these inflammatory statements. it's hard to simultaneously. >> six days to go. thank you very much. meantime, there are new details emerging right now and the accused mail bomber. how long has he been planning the attacks? who else was on his hit list?
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another solemn day today in pittsburgh as three more victims of the tree of life synagogue massacre are being laid to rest the febs of the community joined to remember joyce fienberg, she was a person who lit up the room with her huge personality. she leaves behind sons and six grandchildren. irving young the former squirrel hill realtor was a greeter. the 69-year-old was known by members of the community having a big smile and handshake for anyone who came across.
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and also this hour the funeral for 88-year-old melvin wax, known for being one of the first people through the doors every saturday to worship at the tree of life synagogue. he will be missed by all in the community as will all 11 victims of this massacre. may they rest in peace and may their memory be a blessing. president trump stirred up some controversy in the community by deciding to visit the tree of life synagogue and the hospital where some of the victims remain. local officials, including the mayor of pittsburgh had suggested the president delay the visit by a week or two. those officials declined to greet the president when he was in pittsburgh. the president today tweeted about the trip talking only about his treatment there saying, and i'm quoting him now, melania and i were treated very nicely. but there was no mention about the victims or the grieving community. the allegheny county district rich fits gerald, our hearts go
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out to you, were in pittsburgh right now. you live right by i understand, you are one of the officials that declined to greet the president. what do you think about his warm reception, his treatment in pittsburgh? >> well, apparently, during the president's visit, it was appropriate in which what he did was just visit the site, the tree of life and the memorials that are placed there. then to visit a member of law enforcement at the hospital. the indication was going to be some sort of an event of some sort early on. it was portrayed differently. in any event, we're still grieving, going through the process you just described what's going on today. there are a few more over the next coming days as well. yesterday was a day of a couple of the funerals. so, you know, we're bur rig our dead, comforting our neighbors, just trying to get through this. >> how is the community doing? >> struggling. as you can imagine, it's a
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close-knit community. the deteriorate thing about the community is we all know each other. we all care for each other. we got great relationships already. so it's very helpful to have people in the community that are reaching out and helping each opts. i was at the annual zionists of american, voa dinner last night. it was a big crowd that was there. probably a little bigger than normal. again, people were reaching out, hugging each other, holding each other. trying to give comfort to each other. >> you are the allegheny county executive. you represent more than a million people who live in your county. did you ever anticipate a mass murder like this unfolding in the squirrel hill area of pittsburgh? >> no i didn't. it really is unimaginable and not only am i the county executive but i live in this neighborhood. i have lived here 35 years. it's where i raised my family. my wife and i love this
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community. it's a rich and multi-cultural community with christians and jews and muslims and baptists and hindus, non-believers, atheist, et cetera. so, it's always been that way. it's been a community where your ethnicity, you mix in. and again, it's something that really is unimaginable, particularly in a place of worship like the tree of life. >> yeah, it is unimaginable. good luck to automatic folks there. our hearts go out to you. we're grieveing together with you. mr. fits gerald, thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. and i will add that the level of support from around the country literally around the world has been so wonderful for people to reach out to us so we do want to thank everybody for that. >> yes. well, people all over the world i can assure you, they are greefk as well, thank you, once again. up next, we will have more on the breaking news a harsh good-bye for the white house counsel don mcgahn, cnn
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between the former white house counsel don mcgahn and president trump. people familiar with the conversation tell us that during a face-to-face meeting in the oval office the president was fixated on the special counsel investigation and roused mcgahn about robert mueller being appointed during his watch. mcgahn ended up leaving the white house before the background investigation into his replacement was complete, something that's not typically done. we are told mcgahn was tired of the president and the president was just as tired of mcgahn. let's bring in the special prosecutor as a former associate, independent counsel on the white water investigation. what's your reaction when you hear this report, mcgahn worked with the president a long time, did incredible work helping to get two supreme court justices confirmed by the u.s. senate but the president was clearly bitter? >> well, i think what he's speaking to is the fact that robert mueller at this point is the entity that can hold this
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president accountable for this republican-led congress isn't doing anything. the justice department obviously is within the jeff session's de to recuse himself in the russian interference in the election the second was robert mueller and absent those two, we would be in a decision he would potentially be flying above or under the radar. we are where we are, robert mueller is moving along. >> he's moving along. he seems to be focusing in on roger stone arc long-time associate. stone, in turn, is beefing up we are told his own legal team, adding a constitutional law expert, for example. this comes amidst reports that steve bannon, who was the chief political strategist for the president, has now been called back a third time to testify to answer questions about we believe roger stone with
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mueller, things are happening right now. >> sure. things have been quiet, presumably, because of this non-binding doj guidance to not have a lot of action prior to an election. roger stone has not been called to interview by the special counsel, which suggests he could be a target, meaning a top person they might indict. >> they can't wait to talk to him? >> correct. this is a person that, this issue is, we're not talking out of obstruction of justice or money laundering crimes, we're talking the core issue of money laundering in the election and mr. stone by his own account had some communications with guccifer, the hackers who according to mueller indictment was behind -- russian were behind that and, secondly, of course, had communications with wikileaks which came out prior to the election and did impact hillary clinton's election potential. >> let me get your reaction to the president of the united states going after on a tweet a
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little while ago the speaker of the house paul ryan saying that paul ryan doesn't know what he's talking about? paul ryan should be focusing on holding the majority rather than giving his opinions on birthright citizenship, something he knows nothing about. our new republican majority will work on this closing the loopholes and securing our border. yesterday the president said in an interview with axios, he can sign an executive order, sign his name, it would change what has been seen as the 14th amendment to the constitution for 150 years and children born in the united states, they're automatically u.s. citizens. >> i'm also a constitutional law professor. there are a lot of unknown questions looming around right now. it's clear in the 14th amendment, it was enacted in response to a terrible decision in which the supreme court held that children of former slaves at that time slafbs could in the be citizens because slaves were property. they passed the 14th amendment.
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there is plain language that undermine what is the president is stating. in addition we have a supreme court state the supreme court held chinese children were american citizens. we have a federal statute that also reiterates this concept. so executive orders, they're kind of a little of a grey area in the constitution, by no means could the president unilaterally amend the constitution, this is a real fraud on the american public. >> he doesn't like the fra clause of the 14th amendment, there is one what i he could change it. >> that would be amending the constitution. >> two-thirds would have to ratify it. that's how you change the u.s. constitution. you can't change it by signing an executive order. >> absolutely no, way. there are ambiguitys in the constitution, there are various ways of filming that gap, arguably it could be an executive order, usually it's a supreme court decision. this is black and white, former justice scalia would say plain
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language, we apply the plain language, which is actually a conservative approach to the constitution. a conservative approach to the constitution is you read the language. there is no role at all for him to add it in. >> he is raising it a week before the election. he thinks it will rile up that base to get out and vote next tuesday in the mid-term elections. >> i think so and that's sort of a sad state of affair for our political system and our democracy, where lies about foundational documents of what is coming out of the white house should affect an election rather than policy decisions that affect individual voter's lives. >> thank you very much. >> my pleasure. ramping up the base, president trump doubles down on immigration rhetoric targeting as we have been reporting birthright citizens, sending troops to the border, vetted rans are slamming the move. i'm speak with one of them. and what caused that lion flight
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president trump tweeting today on one of his favorite campaign topics, central america refugees entering through mexico, supposedly towards the united states and he says and i am quoting the president now, our military is being mobilized
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at the southern border. many more troops coming. we will not let these caravans which are also made up of bad thugs and gang members into the occupation the administration sees this as a message. but is it a message to the refugees who are a thousand miles from the border, many of whom are returning back home or sing asylum in mexico or is it a message to the president and the brill i political base and voters he is expecting on tuesday. joining us, brigadier dave mcginnis, a former secretary of defense. he served as an infantryman in vietnam and other places. thank you for joining us. i know you helped organizer the u.s. army national guard. what is your reaction. i take it you disagree with this
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deployment? >> i do. i think it's totally inappropriate. i have been discussing this with many of my retired colleagues from a number of service who were served on the senior level of the department of defence. we don't see the crisis that justifies the use of the federal military in this situation. the president has a number of options. >> yeah, go ahead. >> opened to him before he makes, he chooses the option of the federal military. >> he's the commander-in-chief. if he tells the secretary of defense the chairman of the joint chiefs, do it, they have no choice, right? >> they have no choice and they have to execute the order. the question is the appropriateness of the order, which is something that congress is going to have to deal with down the road. using the federal military to enforce domestic civil laws in the united states is prohibited . that's the first point that need
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to be made here the second thing is the rhetoric associated with this. all the published statements i've read talk about hardening certain points on the border and then go on to talk about well, they're going to provide support functions for the border patrol and the i.c.e. folks. youtant have both and when you talk about hardening points on the border, you are talking about enforcing federal immigration laws. that again brings about comitasse. there was a report in 2012 discussing and evaluating for congress a number of your excursions with the act of the military on the guard in the border. there is a prediction for that. the provision is only under enforcement of the drug laws, but not for the enforcement of other laws. gio brought up many of the concerns that myself in that report that myself and my colleagues have. >> so what other options do you think the president had? he is obviously concerned about
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these individuals moving up through mexico and trying to come into the united states? >> well, the first option he had was he used other federal law enforcement officers to reenforce the border patrol. he has an option to do that with certain members of the federal law enforcement community. the second thing is, he doesn't really understand how to use the national guard in a civil role the national guard as we know it and have come to know it since the end of world war ii is a reserve in the army or air force. it's also an organized militia the organized militia has the constitutional authorities to enact the laws of the union. if he would call the national guard and calm it not as a reserve of the army or the air force, he's got 500,000 potential additional law enforcement officers he can put on the border. that's really from a constitutional stand point and a legal standpoint what he should be doing. >> some appointed to president
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obama's decision ordering about 1,200 national guard troops to the border back in 2010. you remember that? >> i remember that. i was in the building. i was in the second they'riate when we -- secoow -- i was in t secretariate. we did it so they wouldn't violate any other statutes. in addition, when we use the national guard, people around the world and even in mexico understand the difference between our national guard and our regular forces and by sending regular forces in there, we're sending a very, very strong message that we want to militarize a lot of our activities that are normallycism. that's not a good message to send to mexico or all throughout the americas. it's just a bad message. >> general mcginnis. thank you for joining us. thanks for your service. >> you are welcome.
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children's shoes, wallets, backpacks, loved ones are sifting through the remains of the lion air flight that plunged into the sea. nearly 89 people dead. an investigation is under way after two sisters from saudi arabia were found dead bound together by new york city's wattfront. stay with us. we'll have a live report.
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proposition 11 "proposition 11 is a vote to protect patient safety." it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. we have a significant update right now out of indonesia where crews have been searching for the downed flight 610. officials say they're 70% sure
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the pings they detected are coming from the flight reporters. the brand new boeing is missing after it plunged into the sea, killing all 189 people on board. they have found debris, personal belongings of the victims. ivan watson is joining us now from the main port in jakarta where search and rescue workers are bringing back debris from the plane. when do investigators think they'll be able to retrieve the flight recorders, the data recorders? >> reporter: they say they're very confident that that ping they're hearing every second, wolf, is the underwater location beacon of the flight data recorder, and they say they're homing in on it but were hampered by fast currents underwater. they're operating at depths of
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up to 100 feet. that's where the ocean bottom is. that's where they think the flight data recorders are and the main fuselage of the plane itself. as you mentioned, they have been bringing up debrirks personal effects and we've seen some very emotional scenes, a 52-year-old man reduced to tear, instantly weeping at the sight of his 24-year-old son's black sneaker mixed in here among the other personal belongings that they've fished out of the java sea after this terrible disaster. this investigation is going on as to why this brand new boeing 737 hit the ocean so soon after take-off on monday. we've learned from the head of indonesia's national transportation safety committee that there was a malfunction on one of the instruments of the plane the night before the doomed flight. they've interviewed the pilot for that penultimate flight, and
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they're trying to letter more. they've ruled out weather being a contributing factor to the crash, they've ruled out the runway. they're now investigating the airplane itself, the pilot and the low-budget indonesian air company operator, lion air. >> boeing 737, one of the most popular planes in the world. they've got to figure out what happened. ivan watson, thank you very much. meanwhile, there's a very gr grisly story coming out of new york city. two sisters from saudi arabia were found dead, tied together in the hudson river. ♪
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of free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and use and discharge of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a crime of violence. robert bowers had his first court appearance monday and is due back in federal court tomorrow. new york city police detectives are trying to unra d river, saudi arabian citizens. the young women were bound together with duct tape, their bodies found on the banks of the river last week. our national correspondent athena jones joins us. what more have you learned? in mystery that stretches all the way to northern washington where these young women were living. >> we're getting bits and pieces from the new york city police department. the chief of detectives said they're making significant
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progress here. detectives have been interviewing family members and others in virginia to piece together what went on in these two sister's last few weeks and months together. the two sisters are tala farea and her 22-year-old sister rotana farea is the one wearing the head covering. tala farea was reported missing back at the end of august, august 24th. it's unclear where the sisters have been in the last couple of months and several other details they're pulling together. the new york police department said they're looking at these two-month gaps and interviews are helping them figure out what these sisters are up to. they haven't shared it yet and they also haven't said if they're treating this as a homicide. there were several theories they were testing out. they haven't said if they were treating this as a murder. the saudi consulate in new york described the girls as students accompanying their brother in washington. a big mystery here, wolf. >> hopefully they'll figure it
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out. sad story indeed. meanwhile, another story we're following, a premeditated murder. that's what turkish investigators are saying about "the washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi. we go live to istanbul turkey. what are you hearing from turkish investigators? >> reporter: well, wolf, as you know, after weeks of those leaks, the drip feed of leaks we've been getting from turkish officials here, this is the first time the turkish authorities, the chief overseeing the investigation into the death of jamal khashoggi came out with this official statement. they say on october the 2nd, shortly after jamal khashoggi entered the building behind me, the saudi consulate here in istanbul, he was strangled to death immediately. his body was dismembered and destroyed. it's unclear what that means. now, there are so many other questions that remain
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unanswered, and turkish authorities say the questions they want answered by saudi arabia, where is the body of jamal khashoggi or his remains and who issued the orders to that hit squad that carried out the killing? they were hoping to get these answers, wolf, this week from the chief prosecutor for saudi arabia, who is here on a visit for the past three days but they don't seem to have those answers according to a senior turkish official who told cnn today that it seems the saudis were more interested in finding out what evidence turkey has than genuinely cooperating with this investigation. >> it doesn't look like there's much cooperation between the tu turkish authorities and the saudis, is that right? >> reporter: that seems to be the case. this is something that has really frustrated turkish officials here. and there has been this hope, they've been waiting for the united states really to put pressure on the saudis to try
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and get the answers, and so far it doesn't seem like the united states at least publicly is putting enough pressure on saudi arabia, wolf. >> all right, jomana, we'll stay in close touch with you. that's it for me. i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" with brooke baldwin starts right now. wolf, tha halloween. ki kids, when you're out mapping out the doors tonight looking for the good candy, don't be surprised if you get pocket constitutions. >> and president trump is trying to keep his republican majority in