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senator oren hatch is one of the longest serving senators in american history, having represented utah for more than 41 years. currently the senate's president pro temporary and chairman of the finance committee, senator hatch has sponsored more bills that have become law than any other living member of congress. he has led the way in confirming qualified judges throughout the fed ral judiciary in order to protect our constitutional order and has championed religious liberty, fought against communism and stood on the side of freedom around the world. senator hatch's dedication to the senate, the country and the rule of law has helped make our country what it is today and for that we honor him. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] >> the honorable antonin scalia. antonin scalia was one of the greatest supreme court justices in american history. confirmed unanimously in 1986, justice scalia authored nearly 900 supreme court opinions. he was a champion of the constitution, insisting that the role of federal judges is to uphold the original meaning of the constitution, never to impose their own beliefs on the country. justice scalia's legal philosophy is rooted in america's founding principles, legal heritage and constitutional obligations. he never backed down there the bedrock proposition that the constitution means and will always mean what it meant when it was adopted. justice scalia's devotion to the rule of law has left a lasting legacy for our country and we
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now honor this giant of the supreme court. [ applause ] >> dr. miriam adelson. miriam adelson is a committed doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian. she has practiced internal and emergency medicine, studied it and specialized in the disease of narcotic addiction and founded two research centers committed to fighting substance abuse. she and her husband sheldon also established the adelson medical
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research foundation which supports research to prevent, reduce or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness. as a committed member of the american jewish community, she has supported jewish schools, holocaust memorial organizations, friends of the israel defense forces and birth right israel, among other causes. the united states is proud to recognize dr. adelson for an incredible career and record of service to her community and the country. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] >> roger staubach. hall of fame quarterback roger staubach played 11 seasons in the national football league, winning two super bowls with the dallas cowboys and making the pro bowl six times. he first made his mark on football at the united states naval academy where he set 28 records and won the heisman trophy in 1963. soon after graduating, mr. staubach volunteered to fight in the vietnam war. following his football career he was a successful businessman and a champion for many charitable causes, including the united way of america, the children's scholarship fund and allies in service, an organization devoted to supporting service members, veterans and their spouses. the united states now honors mr. staubach's life of service and
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accomplishment on and off the field. [ applause ] >> the honorable alan c. page. [ applause ] >> justice alan page is an accomplished jurist, athlete and philanthropist. after a successful college football career at the university of notre dame, he played 15 years in the national football league with the minnesota vikings and chicago bears. he started in four super bowls, was named the nfl's most
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valuable player in 1971 and was inducted into the hall of fame in 1988. while playing for the vikings he obtained his law degree and practiced law during the off-season. after retiring from the nfl in 1981, justice page practiced law full-time before winning a seat on the minnesota supreme court in 1992. he served for more than 20 years. since 1988 his page education foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students. the united states proudly recognizes justice page's athletic accomplishments and lifetime of public service and fl philanthropy. [ applause ] >> george herman babe ruth jr.
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babe ruth played for four baseball teams between 1914 and 1935. he set records that stood for decades including 714 home runs, 2,873 hits, 2,174 runs and 2,062 walks. he remains unmatched with a .690 slugging percentage. over 15 legendary seasons, babe ruth led the yankees to seven american league championships and four world series championships. his legacy has never been eclipsed and he remains the person fiction of america's past time. off the baseball field he created the babe ruth foundation and tirelessly raised funds for the war effort during the second world war. the united states proudly honest an american hero who forever changed the landscape of american sports. [ applause ]
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>> elvis aaron presley. elvis presley defined american culture to billions of adoring fans around the world. the king of rock and roll, elvis used gospel, country and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records. elvis also served nearly two years in the united states army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his name. he starred in 31 films, drew record breaking audiences to his shows, sent television ratings soaring and earned 14 grammy award nominations. he ultimately won three grammy awards for his gospel music. decades after his passing, elvis presley remains an enduring and beloved american icon. the united states is proud to honor this american legend. [ applause ]
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>> i just want to thank everybody. these are outstanding individuals and we are so proud to have them represent us for so many years and it's a great honor to have everybody with us. on behalf of the first lady, melania, myself, thank you all for being here. this has been extraordinary. thank you very much. thank you. [ applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated until the president, mrs. trump and medallists have departed the east room. hello, i'm ana cabrera in for brooke baldwin. you've been watching president
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trump award the nation's highest civilian honor the medal of freedom to seven recipients, everyone from elvis to babe ruth, oren hatch and antonin scalia, an eclectic mix from the world of sports, entertainment, law and politics. just before the president hosted that ceremony he made a rare revelation about special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. president trump confirmed he, not his attorneys, wrote responses to questions from the special counsel's team. >> my lawyers aren't working on that, i'm working on that. i write the answers. my lawyers don't write answers, i write answers. i was asked a series of questions, i have answered them very easily, very easily. i'm sure they're tricked up because, you know, they like to catch people, you know, was the weather sunny or was it rainy? he said it may have been a good day, it was rainy, therefore, he told a lie. he perjured himself. okay. so you have to always be careful when you answer questions with
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people that probably have bad intentions. it didn't take very long to do them and they were my answers, i don't need lawyers to do that. now, you need lawyers for submittal, you need lawyers to go over some of the answers, but they are not very difficult questions. >> and before he made that disclosure president trump spoke of how happy he is at the white house after reporters said he appeared, quote, agitated as indicated by a stream of tweets he sent yesterday slamming the mueller probe. >> no, i'm not agitated. it's a hoax. they there should have never been any mueller investigation. there was never anything done wrong. there was no collusion, never has been. you would have known about it a long time if there was. there was nothing -- they should have never had it. they've wasted millions and millions of dollars. there should have never been a so-called investigation, which in theory it's not an investigation of me, but as far as i'm concerned i like to take everything personally because you do better that way. the witch-hunt, as i call it,
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should never have taken place. it continues to go on. i imagine it's ending now, from what i hear it's ending, and i'm sure it will be just fine. >> let's go straight to cnn white house correspondent caitlyn collins joining us now. robert mueller has not unveiled any indictments in the russia probe since july. does the president know something is on the horizon? >> reporter: that's the question and that was the question after president trump sent the tweets lashing out as the special counsel as you showed on the screen. president trump says he is not agitated but just yesterday he called this a witch-hunt like no other in american history. so you would have to say he is a little bit agitated about this and that's why he's sending out those tweets after those three days of private meetings with his legal team, going over what it is they're going to say in response to these written questions from the special counsel. president trump there insisting that he has written these questions himself. he said they haven't been
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submitted yet but he is the one that penned the answers to the question. he said they have not submitted the questions yet, but the expectation is that that would happen in the coming days since president trump says that they have completed those, but it was also interesting to hear what else the president said about the special counsel while he was speaking with reporters there in the oval office earlier today, including implying that they were trying to get him to perjure himself. you heard that right there at the beginning when he said that they were going to ask him about the weather and if he said it was raining and it wasn't raining that that would be considered a lie and that is really a defense that we've seen his legal team employ over the past few months in an attempt to discredit the special counsel and whatever this report and whatever their answers are going to be from the president and his legal time team as well. he did sound annual dated. he went on about it saying i'm not agitated, despite we know that sources have described the president as being in a pretty dark mood since he returned from his trip to paris and really focusing on the special counsel after a period of relative quiet
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from the president. one thing he did say is that he believes this investigation is winding -- winding down, though he didn't answer why he believes that, but it does seem to be that has something to do with the back and forth with the special counsel over these questions for president trump, which he says he has finally submitted. >> all right. thank you for filling us in. let's get some legal expertise on these new developments. here with us cnn legal analyst paige pay, paige, the president made a point to emphasize he wrote the answers, not his lawyers. what's your take on his comments? >> well, anna, the questions are supposed to be answered by the president so you would certainly expect him to have some input into those answers, however, it isn't entirely inconsistent with the reporting that we heard that he met with his lawyers for hours to go over these questions. now, if a lawyer is helping a client, say, in a civil deposition or an investigation where you're responding to written questions like this,
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it's common for the lawyers to draft an answer, the client to review that answer and make sure it's accurate. so, you know, i'm person the lawyers have had some involvement in draft these answers and will have more involvement before they're submitted to the general counsel. >> it wasn't just hours he has met with his lawyers, reportedly he has been meeting with them at least three days this week. the president also saying while he wasn't the questions very easily, the president's lawyer rudy giuliani telling the "washington post" that some of the questions create more issues for us legally than others. he also said some were unnecessary, possible traps, might be irrelevant. how do you square these conflicting statements? >> well, ana, we have to remember this is an unusual procedure to begin with. i mean, ideally i am certain that the special counsel's office wanted to have a face-to-face with the president. wanted the president to answer not just questions about what happened before he became president, but also questions relating to a possible
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obstruction charge. so that didn't happen. the president was able to choose how he was going to respond to the special counsel, so it seems somewhat disingenuous to now criticize the questions that are being asked. obviously this is a very involved investigation. i do not believe that based on the number of these questions, as has been reported, that the special counsel is going after irrelevant or unnecessary details. i am sure there is a focus and reason for each one of those questions. >> quickly, if you will, page, could the president choose not to answer certain questions? >> absolutely, but then we get to the potential show doup, will mueller try to subpoena him to come in either for a grand jury session or some other type of interview? now we have somebody else overseeing that investigation with mr. whitaker, so that type of a showdown i'm sure both sides want to avoid, if possible. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. the husband of one of the president's top advisers says the administration is, quote, a dumpster fire.
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welcome back. it might be one of the more unusual power relationships in washington right now, george conway, the husband of white house counselor kellyanne conway, is once again speaking his mind and he is blasting the administration which his wife seeks to endlessly defend. >> the financial forms and it's like, you know, it's like -- i forget what part-time year it was -- no, it was like late april. man, i'm thinking i'm watching this thing and, you know, it's like the administration is like a [ bleep ] show in a dumpster fire. and i'm like, i don't want to do that. i don't know. >> let's discuss. cnn national political reporter may ha am. ave reston is with us and anita mcbride who has worked with
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three presidential administrations. so, mave, he is married to a white house insider, way up the echelon in terms of insiders. wouldn't he have a pretty good idea about the inner workings of this white house? >> i mean, he certainly does and obviously two very strong personalities in that marriage with their own distinct opinions, but clearly this interview was sort of the farthest that he has gone that we have heard so far. it's striking from that perspective, but, you know, i think that he does feel as though he is speaking for many conservative republicans out there who don't agree with the trump administration's policies and, you know, ana, i'm sure you talk to them all the time, i talk to them all the time, there are many people particularly after the steep losses that we've seen in the midterms that just feel like the direction of this white house is out of control and is leading to very, very deep and long-term damage to the party.
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so a fascinating interview there, obviously we don't know what goes on in that -- in that household, but, you know, he is starting this group that is checks and balances, that is intended to be more of a check on the president's power coming from the republican side and that just shows you sort of what a diverse and broad party it is at this point, i think. >> i am still trying to imagine a scenario in which my husband would be making comments like that about the place i work and where i am in such a public way. anita, you have seen several administrations in action, have you ever seen such a public display of spousal criticism like that? on one of the sunday morning shows cnn last sunday kellyanne conway was asked about this, how she feels about her husband publicly sort of splitting with the administration, and she said, do you know what, i wonder if all the feminists will be out there standing up for me saying, oh, here is a woman that has a
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different opinion than her husband's. it actually was an interesting point when you think about it, but, you know, politics is a tough game and even, you know, between spouses you can have very different set of opinions, we've seen that with others, mary madeline, james carville, although granted they were two opposite parties. i think one other thing, what i found amusing about the clip you showed, the trigger point for george conway saying i don't want to be going into the administration was more the pain of filling out the financial disclosure forms, too, and whether this was worth it, and that is actually something for any appointee that has to face. you know, when there's so much controversy surrounding the administration -- >> you don't know how long you will last, right? >> well, i thought it was an interesting choice of words that he used, too, when he described the administration as watching a dumpster fire. just yesterday, in fact, a senior administration official told our jake tapper that there
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are arsonists and there are firefighters in the trump administration and he says that the president wants to keep the arsonists. anita, what does that tell you about the president's instincts to keep the folks who cause the trouble? >> well, i just think, you know, we've fikind of seen this a lite bit from day one with the administration, i'm sorry to say personally knowing how hard it is to work in the white house and when there's so much chaos and has been surrounding so much staff changes and people warring with each other. look what we just saw with the first lady's office and the national security council. i mean, the first lady's office is generally the easiest office in the white house to get along with and that -- so i just, you know, think there are lots of examples there of things always being really tense. in a situation where it's already hard to do, you know, the work of an administration as it is. >> maeve, despite the president's tweet saying the white house is running smoothly,
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there has been constant staff shakeups, this president is losing cabinet officials at a record rate. what are the so-called firefighters actually doing? >> well, i think that there are many people within the trump administration who are there because they feel that they need to keep the wheels of government rolling beyond the kind of reality show that we see from the top, particularly, you know, as it plays out in the press. i think that you have to remember also that the trump administration was operating from a talent deficit from the very beginning. there were many young republican staffers who were worried about whether going to work in that white house would harm their careers, and there have been huge gaps in many of the departments of government in terms of just people willing to go there and work, or, you know, replacing people who have left. obviously it's a grinding job being in the administration.
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so i think that this is a white house that is operating, you know, some people would say with kind of the wheels off, but there are people who want to kind of hold down the fort and those are the firefighters. president trump in many cases is getting rid of people because he doesn't like them for personal reasons, but those aren't necessarily the right staff people to lose when you want to keep government running smoothly. >> good to have you both with us. thanks, ladies. >> thank you. >> just in, we are learning a republican led house committee will be issuing two noteworthy subpoenas in their final weeks of power. you are looking at the people they plan to call before them. fired fbi director james comey and obama attorney general loretta lynch. details just ahead. plus, predatory professors, stunning allegations claiming three former dartmouth college professors turned one campus department into a 21st century animal house. we have the details. come on dad!
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[ neighing ] [ sigh ] it's bring your own phone, not pony. so i could've taken the bus? yeah. bring your phone. switch your carrier. save hundreds a year with xfinity mobile. call, click or visit a store today. a clerical error revealing prosecutors are preparing to indict wikileaks founder julian assange, but for what? that is the big question. assange's name has come up of course in special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation, wikileaks posted thousands of e-mails democrats by russian agents during the 2016 election and assange has spent the last six years holed up inside ecuador's embassy in london. i want to bring in evan perez. evan, are these actually charges coming soon, do we know, and are
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they related to the russia investigation? >> well, ana, we don't know whether they are related to the russia investigation, but all signs point to the fact that these charges already exist, this clerical error, as you point out, was actually in an unrelated case having to do with someone who is accused of child sex crimes, so this -- it appears what happened is that a prosecutor simply cut and paste from an existing document and then posted it, put it into this document which was filed back in august. i will read you a short part of it in which they say the complaint supporting affidavit and arrest warrant as well as this motion and proposed order would need to remain sealed until assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and could therefore no longer evade arrest and extradition. that's the big concern for julian assange and his team is that they believe that the minute he is forced out of the eek with a dorian embassy in london that the united states
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will try to get him expedited here to face charges here, ana. >> so i'm trying to make sure we understand. if you are able to clarify, when they say they copied and pasted accidentally, it's a clerical error, are they saying assange isn't tied to the case in which his name comes up? >> right. he is not at all tied to this case at all. it simply is the fact that somebody apparently cut and paste -- you know, it's the same language that they use in a lot of these types of cases, they are very similar, so someone just to make things easier for themselves cut and paste a couple of paragraphs and plopped them into this document. >> okay. so the bigger question now is where did they cut and paste from and what does that mean, could it have been part of the mueller investigation, which we just don't know at this time. let me move on because we just got some news, evan. we're learning a republican led house committee will now be issuing noteworthy subpoenas soon. what do you know? >> that's right. bob goodlatte who is the chairman for just a few more
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weeks of the house judiciary committee has issued osh -- or is preparing to issue subpoenas i should say, i think he is going to issue them on monday. the people obviously are the important ones. one of them is jim comey, the former fbi director and loretta lynch, the former attorney general under the obama administration. comey is being subpoenaed to appear on november 29th, loretta lynch is being requested to appear on december 5th. so we know what part of this investigation is that the house republicans have been running, which is to look into what the origins were for the mueller investigation, the original investigation, which was an fbi investigation. part of what they have been pushing is this idea that the investigation is without merits, ana, which what you heard from the president just earlier this afternoon, he says that this investigation should never have begun. so i think republicans are hoping in the closing weeks of their time in office, they're
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hoping that they can shed more light by calling these two important figures to bring some testimony there in the house judiciary committee. >> again, it's the republicans who want to subpoena them. we know democrats when they take power and have the majority come january they have other potential subpoenas planned that will dig into more of the russia investigation. evan perez, the story continues to develop. we will continue to come back to you as you learn more. thank you. just ahead, yet another incredible escape from california's fiery hell. a woman's horror as her neighborhood goes up in flames. just incredible images and sound. we will head there next. this is dell cinema technology
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♪ survivor are surfacing of families desperately trying to escape a deadly wildfire in california. watch this dramatic video showing the fear and the shock one family experiences while driving through a neighborhood that is literally up in flames.
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truly shocking allegations against three former professors at dartmouth. coming to light in a new lawsuit, seven women have come forward claiming the professors turned a department at dartmouth into a, quote, 21st century animal house where female students were given alcohol and
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even raped. i want to bring in cnn's erica hill because these are stunning allegations. walk us through it. >> we are talking 72 pages here so there is a lot that is frankly jaw dropping in this filing. 72 pages of disturbing allegations of misconduct by three former professors and also by the school. this suit claims that dartmouth has known about the problem since 2002 and done essentially nothing. allowing these men to treat women as sex objects, detailing how women were groped, assaulted, humiliated and in some cases raped amidst what's described as a party culture that emphasized and rewarded heavy drinking. the three former professors who are seen here, todd heatherton, william kelly and paul way land either resigned or retired over the summer. the filing, again, it was filed yesterday, it also details the school's response, noting the associate dean and chair of the department confirmed they had received numerous complaints from graduate students who felt pressured to drink alcohol and socialize with the professors and feared retaliation if they
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refused, yet didn't act, with i according to the plaintiffs, quote, emboldened the predators club to continue without fear of punishment. the suit goes on to say this example involving paul whalen saying during the 2010 through 2011 academic year he a nonsed to his students that a woman in the department had previously complained about sexual harassment and that it had, quote, backfired, causing the complainant to lose resources and steam in her career, adding she, quote, got what was coming to her of course, you don't bite the hand that feeds you. earlier today some of the plaintiffs described the environment to cbs. >> these men had all of the power in the department. they controlled all of the resources. opting out of the boys club culture meant that you were cut off from those resources. >> it's really intimidating to come out as a victim rather than a brain scientist which is what we went to dartmouth to be. >> so the big question of course how do we get to this point is this in the spring of 2017 more
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than two dozen women got together and they decided to file a title 9 complaint. that triggered a months' long investigation, also triggered an investigation from the attorney general in the state of new hampshire. so during the investigation at dartmouth the plaintiffs alleged the investigator shared their confidential information without their knowledge or consent, the plaintiffs are seeking $70 million in damages from dartmouth's trustees, alleging that the school breached its duty to protect them from sexual harassment and also violated title 9 by failing to create an environment that was free from gender-based discrimination. in response the school telling cnn, quote, sexual misconduct and harassment have no place at dartmouth. the board of trustees and senior leadership team are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive campus and say they are committed to improving our culture. a sentiment that was echoed in a separate letter from the school's president which was sent out to alumni on thursday morning. neither william kelley nor paul whalen responded to cnn's request for comment.
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welcome back. high tech saber rattling coming from north korea's kim jong-un, state media there releasing this picture of kim purportedly supervising the test of a new weapon that is described as newly developed, ultra modern. we really don't know much about it or even if it's really new, but this test comes a day after vice president mike pence said the u.s. is dropping a key demand for a second trump/kim summit. that north korea provide a full list of nuclear sites before a second meeting. joining us is jeffrey lewis. jeffrey, first, let me ask you about this new weapon. what can you tell us about it?
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>> well, it's a nearly complete mystery. you know, we have some idea of where it was tested and we can tell that the people around kim jong-un suggest that, you know, it's perhaps a piece of artillery, but the north koreans have been very coy and no one is talking. they are say it's a high tech tactical weapon, but beyond that we are just all guessing. >> timing-wise, why would they be showing this off right now? >> well, you know, they're doing it in a very kind of clever way, you know, they're getting people spun up, but they're not actually showing any pictures of the weapon. what i think has happened is there has been a bit of a decline in relations, the north koreans recently stood up secretary of state mike pompeo for a meeting and the u.s. and south korea are doing a very small exercise involving just 500 marines, but the north koreans were very angry about that. i think this is the north
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koreans' way of saying things are going pretty well between the united states and north korea for now, but if they don't get what they want we might be back to 2017. >> do you see this as a new threat against trump or a test of his administration of some sort? >> i think it's a warning or maybe a shot across the bow, you know. i think that the trump administration is kind of going back and forth between issuing very strong demands and then, as you said, you know, mike pence walking those demands back. i think this is the north koreans trying to push in a particular direction which is to say they're willing to do the summit, but if the u.s. wants to play hard ball they have lots of options, too. >> and yet a source tells cnn south korea doesn't look at this as a provocation. what do you make of that? >> well, i think the moon government is very committed to the current situation with diplomacy. they are very much invested in making sure this works and so, you know, i think short of kim jong-un firing a missile over
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south korea what we're going to hear from them is a pretty positive take. regardless of the spin that people put on it, you know, i think this is a warning from the north koreans that if they don't get what they want, which is eventually relief from sanctions, this process may not be sustainable. >> jeffrey lewis, great to have you with us. thank you so much. >> it's a pleasure. top of the hour. i'm ana cabrera in for brooke baldwin on this friday. with he begin with the president's rare revelation this afternoon about the russia investigation. a short time ago president trump explained how he is cooperating with special counsel robert mueller. personally writing the responses to mueller's questions. >> my lawyers aren't working on that, i'm working on that. ity write the answers, into i lawyers don't write answers, i write answers. i was asked a series of questions, i've answered them very easily. very easily. i'm sure they're tricked up because they like to catch