Skip to main content

tv   CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera  CNN  April 20, 2019 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

12:00 pm
high. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> inspiring champion. thanks so much for being with me this saturday. i'm fredricka whitfield. the news continues with ana cabrera right now. hello on this saturday. you made it to the weekend. we're live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. from total exoneration to total bs, the president lashing out and demanding pay back as the mueller report finally sinks in. he tweeted this. finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed some very dangerous crimes perhaps even spying for treason. president trump posted that on his official twitter account. after completely ripping the mueller report about crazy, totally fabricated and untrue and just recently, i felt a whole lot differently. >> i've been totally exonerated.
12:01 pm
no collusion. no obstruction. >> the special counsel completed its report and found no collusion, and no obstruction. >> so what happened? maybe he read what was actually in the report. and maybe he saw what people were saying about it on tv. that instead of exonerating him, mueller's report actually exposed ten times president trump may have obstructed justice, suggesting the fbi director let michael flynn go, pressuring the attorney general to reverse his recusal, fibering the fbi director, trying to get rid of the special counsel, trying to limit the investigation, coordinating lies about the trump tower meeting with russia. and again, trying to get rid of jeff sessions or have him take over the investigation, telling his white house counsel to lie about attempts to remove mueller, dangling pardons and criticizing his former lawyer michael cohen while he was
12:02 pm
cooperating with prosecutors. some congressional democrats are now demanding the start of impeachment proceedings. others in the party remain unconvinced. and they will hold a conference call monday to discuss the next step. cnn's white house correspondent boris sanchez is in west palm beach near the mara-lago report and suggesting it all be redactsed and it is a fight with the justice department. >> a fight that will likely end up in court. house judiciary chairman jerry nadler filing a subpoena to get the full unredacted report, and including portions that are redacted because it contains sensitive grand jury information. the department of justice firing back putting out a statement that nadler's subpoena was premature and in the meantime the president is furious about details in the mueller report and according to sources the president is angry because of some of the information that
12:03 pm
former white house officials gave to robert mueller that depicted the white house as a chaotic place and depicted president trump as angry and paranoid and aides either refusing or ignoring his orders. the president tweeted out about the mueller report several times today. here is one of those tweets and you may have heard some of this language from the president before. gain, he writes quote, despite the fact that the mueller report should not have been authorized in the first place and was written as nastily as possible by 13/18 angry democrats, who were the trump haters including highly conflicted bob mueller himself, the end result is no collusion, no obstruction. the special counsel does not write that in the report, and it leaves a gray area and where as you said it says at least ten times the president instructed people around him to do things that would hurt the investigation. also, we should point out, the department of justice is already weighed in on this claim from president trump, that robert mueller is conflicted, and they
12:04 pm
essentially said that roberts mueller had no conflicts of interest, and attorney general william barr has come out and said that this report is legitimate. >> boris, i mentioned at the top there, how democrats are reacting. we know republicans largely are saying right behind the president, on this, but one republican is calling out the president. senator mitt romney. >> that's right, and he can calling him out on his behavior toward russia, and the behavior of trump campaign officials toward russia. it's important to put into context, mitt romney's record on russia has been consistent, and even going back to one of those presidential debates in 2012 when he was a candidate and he was ridiculed for saying that russia was the united states greatest geopolitical foe, and here is a portion of that statement from mitt romney, the senator from utah, writing, quote, i am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the president. i'm also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens, working in a campaign for president, welcomed help from
12:05 pm
russia. reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we've strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders. of course, one of the big questions out there, is if, and it is a big if, democrats are successful in impeaching the president in the house, how will mitt romney fall on this issue, if it does get to the senate, and senators have to vote on conviction. ana? >> we're long way from there. it could come to that, though. boris sanchez, thank you for that. one of the most damning take-aways from the mueller report what ultimately saved the president from obstructing justice is a staff that basically ignored what he told them to do. take the case of then white house counsel don mcgahn. in january of 2018, "the new york times" reported that the president had ordered mcgahn to remove robert mueller. hear what the president's reaction to the story was at that time. >> do you want to fire robert mueller? >> fake news, folks. fake news. >> what's your message?
12:06 pm
>> typical "new york times" fake stories. >> turns out the story was true. and the mueller report works through the entire episode step by step, as the president stews over the report, tries to get mcgahn to lie about it, too, and demanding he write a letter calling the story inaccurate. which it wasn't. according to the report, which says the president asked mcgahn, did i say the word fire? mcgahn responds, what you said call rod rosenstein, tell mueller has conflicts and can't be the special counsel. the president responded, i never said that. the report says trump was always suspicious of mcbegan's potential power. why do you take notes, trump asked? lawyers don't take notes. i never had a lawyer who took notes. again, responded, he takes notes because he is a real lawyer. to which trump relied i've had a lot of great lawyers, like roy cohn, he did not take notes. roy cohn if memory serves was disbarred in 1986 for unethical conduct. but i digress. let's get to our group of great political analysts and reporters
12:07 pm
with us today. cnn political reporter sara murray, white house reporter for the "washington post," and the author of the threat matrix, inside robert mueller's fbi and the global war on terror. mcbegan is one example, time and again, in this report, we see cases where president trump's orders were stopped by his aides. but many of those people are now gone. is there anyone who remains as a guardrail for the president? >> fewer and fewer every day. and in fact, what we are seeing is potentially even some very troubling signs even outside the white house. remember, we saw, we lived through two weeks ago, the purge at dhs, of a number of officials, who had been willing to stretch the bounds of morality to begin with. but wouldn't cross over the line to do illegal activities that president trump wanted to fire. and now, after complaining for two years about jeff sessions, and rod rosenstein behind closed doors, as the mueller report
12:08 pm
makes clear in volume two, he has replaced jeff sessions, with bill barr, who seems to be quite comfortable, as he was thursday morning, acting by all appearances as the president's personal defense lawyer, and not as the chief law enforcement officer of the united states. >> here's what one senior administration official told our jake tapper, that the president makes absurd demands of his staff and administration officials who are alarmed by them, and reluctant to follow them, is not only unsurprising but has become the norm. does that line up with your reporting? >> certainly lines up with the reporting, particularly in the early part of the administration. reince priebus, the white house chief of staff, the president would demand he does things and he would say next week, next week hoping the president would forget about it. it often worked. don mcgahn, who had gotten a lot of the president's ire over the last 24 hours, but as the report makes clear, the president often asked mcgahn to do things that
12:09 pm
would have been deleterious to him and could have actually constituted obstruction of justice. and mcgahn in some ways saved the president from some of his worst impulses, and that's something that we've seen time and time again. back to garrett's point, mick mulvaney's mantra so far, let trump be trump, but when i was talking to several officials yesterday, can you imagine if we let trump be trump when he was so angry about this probe? what would he have actually done? >> let's dig into a little bit more of the examples from this report, about aides and people around trump, and really not following through, on president's orders, and this was when he was trying to put pressure on then attorney general jeff sessions to unrecuse himself, sessions wouldn't do it, so the president then pulled in his former campaign manager corey lewandowski to dictate a message, i quote, that session should give a speech publicly announcing, i know i recuse myself from certain things ha
12:10 pm
having to do with specific areas but our president is being treated very unfairly. give us a sense of how the president was operating. >> the president wanted corey lewandowski to deliver this message to jeff sessions to unrecuse and try to limit the scope of the operation, and lewandowski, an outside adviser to the president didn't feel he was comfortable and didn't feel it was his place and didn't have an official job in the white house and didn't follow through and took it over to rick dearborn who was working in the white house and tried to get him to deliver the session to jeff sessions and rick dearborn didn't feel comfortable and tnts understand what was going on and decided not to deliver the message and you see the theme over and over again in the report, and the president dig stating what stating, dictating what he wants done to advisers inside the white house and outside the white house and they don't follow through on it. >> and asking deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to fire
12:11 pm
james comey was rosenstein's idea and the report says that night, the white house press conference called the department of justice and said the white house wanted to put out a statement saying it was rosenstein's idea to fire comey. rosenstein told other d.o.j. officials he would not participate in putting out a false story. we knew before the mueller report that stump lies a lot. but now, we know, he expected multiple aides to lie for him. garrett? >> exactly. and this is a particularly instructive incident, because what we actually saw, as the special counsel laid out, is that donald trump had gone off to the bed minister golf course the previous weekend, and gotten himself fired up, basically dictated a termination letter for james comey to his aide, steven miller, typed it up, and then they were debating it on that monday, and that's when,
12:12 pm
when finally, the president asked jeff sessions and rod rosenstein to draft the memo saying it was their suggestion that jim comey be fired. and so really, they were trying to put the paperwork already been written. >> white house press secretary sarah sanders is also underouns that a comment she made at the podium at a press conference that rank and file fbi agents had lost confidence in comey after he was fired was not founded on anything. that's what she told the special counsel. well, here's how she is now defending herself after the report. >> i said that it was in the heat of the moment, meaning it wasn't a scripted thing, it was something that i said, and which is why that one word has become a big deal. but the big take-away here is that the sentiment is 100% accurate. >> that's not what mueller writes in his report. it is not what she told mueller in her interview, under oath, or you know, when she had to tell
12:13 pm
the truth. josh, do you have any indication that her job is in jeopardy? >> oh, no, not at all. i don't think, i think sara if anything has ascended in the west wing. she often is advising the president in close oval office circle, in some ways more of a top adviser than a press secretary now, and she rarely briefs the media. and saying yesterday, went out on television and did what the president loved, she counter attacked and did not give an inch and she didn't say oh, definitely i wasn't telling the truth, she went after democrats and went after others and praised the president. i think the never retreat, never surrender, never give in to anything mantra will endear her with the president if anything. i don't think the president is going to terminate her for potentially misleading the media. >> what does this do, this report do to white house credibility? >> it shows that in a lot of times the white house was not telling the truth about sensitive matters. it certainly shows that time and time again they were saying things to us, that were not true. i think though for two and a
12:14 pm
half years, we have essentially known that some of the officials in the white house have not told the truth. it's been proven over and over that there are times where people have not told the truth. i'm sure that it shows, far more publicly here, though, ana, that the white house aides on the record with prosecutors under oath said, you know, we weren't telling the truth, this is what actually happened. and for the public, that's different from the stories that we write or stories of books like bob woodward or fire and fury, where a lot of it is disputed. here it is the president's own people explaining exactly what happened on the record and it gives people a glimpse into how this white house operates every day. >> in this report, mueller writes that the conclusion, that congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president's corrupt exercise of the powers of office, in accords with our constitutional system of checks and balance, and the principle that no person is above the law. sara, it seems like mueller was leading a road map for congress to investigate, and yet here is what the attorney general said
12:15 pm
bill barr, during his press conference. >> preshl counsel mueller did not indicate that his purpose was to leave the decision to congress. >> how do you explain this discrepancy? >> you know, i wish i could, ana, but now having read the report, it is almost like bill barr went out there and did that press conference and expected us to never read the actual contents of what mueller was putting out, because it is very clear, as you point out that in the report, bob mueller, it is evident, that congress can and perhaps even should continue to move forward with their own investigation, and it is very clear that it weighs heavily on mueller and his team that they couldn't indict a sitting president anyway and they weren't looking at sort of a traditional prosecutorial decision in this way and that is very different than what we saw bill barr say in this press conference and i think that's why you see so many democrats coming out and criticizing him so openly and so harshly, because they do very much feel
12:16 pm
that kbbarr came out and acted president trump's personal attorney rather than the attorney general. >> the picture of the mueller report came to the conclusions that -- two weeks ago, and garrett, when that came out, i remember you said that you had a million more questions, and now that you've seen the redacted version, i hold it up for the audience to see, because this is the redacted version, front and backsided. this is a thick report. you can see my little note cards there. but i'm curious what your take-away is. do you still have any questions or are all of your questions now answered, garrett? >> well, certainly, they're not all answered, but this report does make a lot more sense than the summary that bill barr delivered. i mean i was unable, as you and i were talking about, to square the bob muler that we have known for 50 years and his career and his reputation with the person that barr was summarizing. this report sounds a lot more
12:17 pm
like mueller. and as sara is talking about, you know, the fact that he did not come to a traditional prosecutorial decision on the question of obstruction makes sense in the framing that he delivered in his own report. in volume two. and i think we're left with this very uncomfortable position now, where, during two years of investigation, mueller uncovered and made public two separate criminal conspiracies that aided donald trump's election in 2016. one conducted by the russian government, and one dealing with michael cohen, donald trump, individual one, and the hush money payments about stormy daniels and karen mcdougal. and in both cases, it's hard to face any other conclusion than the fact that if he was anyone other than the president of the united states, donald trump would have been indicted in both conspiracies. >> and i'm going to ask our legal analysts this question,
12:18 pm
what their take is on that as well. thank you all for being part of this discussion. coming up, mueller mystery. the special counsel referred 14 different investigations to other federal prosecutors. 12 are fully redacted in the report. we will read between the lines next. ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ goin' down the only road i've ever known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was-- ♪ born to walk alone! keep goin' man! you got it! if you ride, you get it. ♪ here i go again geico motorcycle. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more.
12:19 pm
i never thought i'd say this but i found bladder leak underwear that's actually pretty. always discreet boutique. hidden inside is a super absorbent core that quickly turns liquid to gel. so i feel protected and pretty. always discreet boutique. 98% of us don't get enough omega-3s. which is why megared advanced 4in1 packs more omega-3 power into one small softgel. it supports your heart... brain... eyes... and joints. megared. [outdoor♪ambiance] hi, mrs. gorman. hey, theo. police radio: i have the stolen vehicle in sight. [police siren] ♪ [police siren] ♪
12:20 pm
[police siren] police radio: onstar, it's safe to slow it down. ♪ onstar advisor: mr. grantham, this is onstar. onstar advisor: the police have your vehicle. mr. grantham: thank you so much. ♪ ♪ no matter when you retire, your income doesn't have to. see how lincoln can help ensure you still have income every month of your retirement, guaranteed, at
12:21 pm
my dbut now, i take used tometamucil every it traps and removes the waste that weighs me down, so i feel lighter. try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like.
12:22 pm
remember what the president has always said about his memory? >> one of the great memories of all time. >> apparently, that great memory turned to amnesia during his written responses to the special counsel. the president's go to answer, more than 30 times, was along the lines of, i do not remember. i have no recollection. i do not recall. these are just a few of the quote ors parts of quotes from president trump answering questions about the infamous trump tower meeting in 2016, about how packed t the democrat emails got out, and the proposed
12:23 pm
building project in moscow and even when he was asked whether vladimir putin supported him in his running for the white house or not. >> i have a great memory. >> and on russia, answering robert mueller's questions, he didn't remember. he has no recollection. he does not recall. more than 30 times. mueller and his team called those answers inadequate. other answers they say were incomplete or imprecise. and mueller notes in the report that because they were written and handed in, nobody was allowed to ask follow-up questions. there's so much the president doesn't remember. interesting from the man who told the country this so many times. >> one of the great memories of all time. >> all i have to, do i mean i have a good memory, like a great memory. >> i don't need teleprompters. it's called like up here, and it's called memory, and it's called other things. >> you have notes. i say no. do you have something? i say no. i have like a good head.
12:24 pm
i have a good memory. i have a very good memory. >> i have a great memory. >> with us now, former federal prosecutor and former assistant u.s. attorney gene rothy. how often do lawyers hear i don't remember from witnesses giving testimony. it is the perfect answer, right, you can't prove whether or not under oath a person remembers something even if they proclaim to have the greatest memories. >> in the 30 years i was a prosecutor, when i heard a witness, a subject of a target, say i don't recall 37 times, to really lay up or softball questions, either under oath or in a meeting, i concluded one thing. they're guilty. period. when you use the word i don't recall, to answer basic questions, that anyone would know you're lying, it's an insult to the judicial process. and those clips you just played, ana, all i can do is just chuckle, and it goes back to when i read the mueller report,
12:25 pm
i thought i was reading a movie script for godfather iv and i'm not joking. >> we know mueller wasn't satisfied with the i don't know, i don't recall answers that the president gave. he considered a subpoena for a one-on-one interview but he decided against actually doing so, writing, our investigation had made significant progress, and had produced substantial evidence for our report. we thus weighed the costs of potentially lengthy constitutional litigation with resulting delay in finishing our investigation. so in the end, the president's strategy worked, right? should mueller have further pursued an interview? >> you know, i'm a big man of mueller. i trained four of the people who were in his office. so i got to pause a little bit. i think they probably should have pursued having the president, just like they did with bill clinton, president reagan, and other executives, george bush, have them at least testify ideally under oath, or
12:26 pm
in front of agents where you have the threat of a thousand one, and you can ask follow-up questions. i got to say, i'm a little disappointed they did not ask the president to sit down for an interview. but here is one comment i do want to make, ana. going back to the barr press conference, and you held up the mueller report, which is very thick, i encourage your viewers to read the press statement of bill barr, and i've concluded, after reading his statement, and reading the thick report, that the press conference was a big con, and one of the big cons was, saying that the president fully cooperated. he didn't fully cooperate. 37 i don't recalls or variations, not willing to sit down under oath, or with agents for follow-up questions, that's not fully cooperating. that's trying to divert an investigation. i'm sorry. >> so does mueller's reasoning
12:27 pm
for not subpoenaing the president to do an in person interview make sense to you? >> yes, and here's why it makes sense. robert mueller had a mission. and one of his missions was to determine whether there was a conspiracy, not collusion, but whether there was a conspiracy. i think he established that, and i agree with his decision, there was no conspiracy. there may have been aiding and abetting by the trump officials but they didn't join the conspiracy. so we've got that mission done. the second mission was obstruction of justice. and i got to tell you, the ten episodes that he has listed in the obstruction part of this report is absolutely chilling, disgusting, and revolting, that a chief executive of our great country engaged in that conduct, so he probably thought he had enough, but the third thing i
12:28 pm
want to say is this. and this goes back to the barr press conference. and the big con. the major reason why robert mueller did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment is because of that big revive in the olc member that said he could not charge a sitting president. mr. barr, the attorney general barr gave the impression that mueller was so undecided, he couldn't, it was like equi-poise, that is far from the truth. he left it up to congress, not to bill barr, to decide that jump ball. >> i did read in the report, that you're right, mueller approached the obstruction investigation from the get-go, saying we're not going to end up charging him, so we're going to put this together in a different way. based on your reading then of the obstruction section, if this
12:29 pm
president weren't the sitting president, would he have been indicted? >> that's a softball and a lay-up for me. in the 30 years -- >> so no question in your mind slam dunk obstruction case? >> there is never a slam dunk case, ana but let me tell you this, it is a slam dunk that i would have presented charges to the grand jury, asking the grand jury to indict the president of the united states for obstruction. that decision is a slam dunk. whether a jury would believe me is a different story. the other slam dunk charging decision is in the southern district of new york. if donald trump's last name were smith, and not trump, he would have been indicted on august 22, the day after michael cohen pleaded guilty last year, and we have been indicted for campaign violations, along with probably allen weisselberg, and david
12:30 pm
pecker, if they didn't get immunity. >> gene rossi, i have more questions for you, i always do. thank you. >> thank you. from washington to wisconsin now, where voters in the key state that led to president trump's 2016 victory, will they remember or care about the mueller report in 2020? we'll go there next. please sir. there must be something you can do... son.. my father is going. my brothers too. i'd rather die than stay... son, you can't. your heart's not strong enough. my heart is as strong as any. ♪ have to let me go. uncover the lost chapters of your family history with ancestry.
12:31 pm
get started for free at let's see, aleve is than tylenol extra strength. and last longer with fewer pills. so why am i still thinking about this? i'll take aleve.
12:32 pm
aleve. proven better on pain. you get the price match guarantee. so if you find your room at a lower rate, hilton is like... we're gonna match that rate and give you an extra 25% off. what would travel sites do if you found a different price? that's not my problem, it's your problem. book at and get the hilton price match guarantee.
12:33 pm
i can customize each line for each family member? yup. and since it comes with your internet, you can switch wireless carriers, and save hundreds of dollars a year. are you pullin' my leg? nope. you sure you're not pullin' my leg? i think it's your dog. oh it's him. good call. get the data options you need and still save hundreds of dollars... do you guys sell other dogs? now that's simple, easy, awesome. customize each line by paying for data by the gig or get unlimited. and now get $100 back when you buy a new lg.
12:34 pm
click, call, or visit a store today. to save 30% on all the medications we carry. so go directly to now. game over. that's president trump's message now to democrats after the release of the redacted mueller report. how do voters feel? cnn's miguel marquez traveled to wisconsin, a state that was key
12:35 pm
to president trump's victory in 2016. >> good morning, wisconsin. 48 degrees at radio city. >> release of the redacted mueller report, in milwaukee, talk of the town. >> obviously the big story today, the mueller report, the redacted version is coming out. hopefully as we speak. >> it is out now. >> we got it now. >> on conservative talk radio, host steve says he has talked mueller, four or five times a week, for the past 22 months. now that it is out there -- >> for a lot of people on my side of the aisle, i think we're looking at this as yeah, there could have been some reason to investigate this, but i think it has been hyper politicized to the point where it just went on too long. >> and from caller after caller, after caller, the president isn't perfect but the investigation has gone too far for too long. >> i only got a minute, eddie, what say you? >> i say it is a total fishing expedition. they had a pre-judgment about trump ahead of time, they don't
12:36 pm
like his character, which a lot of people don't, they s. >> in the milwaukee suburbs, fort washington, in conservative osaki county where in 2016 voters supported then candidate trump by nearly 19 points over hillary clinton. some republicans voters here say -- >> we're sick of hearing about it. i think washington, they want to focus on it. those people want to. but for us, my friends, we're sick of hearing about the mueller report. >> democrats want more details. but concede regardless of what's in the report, it is likely to make little difference in how voters view the president. >> i think i've been reading about it for a long, long time. and it seems like i'm not sure anything is going to change. >> closer to downtown, in blue wau wau tosa where voters backed trump over clinton by 22 points, voters here say the entire
12:37 pm
report needs to be fully released. >> the full report needs to be fully disclosed to everybody so we can see it so there what is actually in there. >> no redaction, the full report? >> the full report, absolutely. we have a right to see the full report. >> some republicans also welcoming full publication. confident there is nothing there. >> if this was going to have any kind of major impact, on anything, they would have already brought indictment or charges or recommended further prosecution. so i don't think it is really going to be the big reveal like everyone thinks. puicans, and even republicans who don't like the president, and they all talked the same theme, that if the mueller report and findings are still a topic of discussion in 2020, it will help the president win re-election. miguel marquez, cnn, milwaukee, wisconsin. coming up, protests, tear gas, fires, in the streets of
12:38 pm
paris today. more than 180 people now detained. so what was behind this chaotic scene? we will get a live report, next. and be sure to join dr. sanjay gupta tonight, first as he travels to bolivia and discovers the healthiest heart in the world, on "chasing life" at 9:00, followed by his ground breaking report "weed 4" at 10:00. lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. travel and dining now kayak and opentable let you earn travel rewards every time you dine. with just one reservation on opentable, you can start saving money on hotels with kayak. get started at
12:39 pm
you have 4.3 minutes this time,to yourself.rn. this calls for a taste of cheesecake. philadelphia cheesecake cups.
12:40 pm
rich, creamy cheesecake with real strawberries. find them with the refrigerated desserts. your control. like bedhead. hmmmm. ♪ rub-a-dub ducky... and then...there's national car rental. at national, i'm in total control. i can just skip the counter and choose any car in the aisle i like. so i can rent fast without getting a hair out of place. heeeeey. hey! ah, control. (vo) go national. go like a pro. there's brushing...and there's oral-b power brushing. oral-b just cleans better. even my hygienist said going electric could lead to way cleaner teeth. and unlike sonicare, oral-b is the first electric toothbrush brand accepted by the ada. oral-b. brush like a pro.
12:41 pm
12:42 pm
new today, riot police using the tear gas and water cannons on yellow vest protesters in paris, and protesters pushing back and setting fires on the street and protesting with outrage against the billions raged to rebuild the scorched notre dame cathedral. that gives you a sense of what is happening there right now. more than 180 people are in custody, being held for questioning now. with police. let's get right to cnn
12:43 pm
international correspondent aaron mclaughlin in paris. give us the latest. >> reporter: with the 23rd consecutive week, ana, of yellow vest protests, this today was particularly violent. some 9,000 protesters, took to the streets of paris alone, and thousands more across france. police working to control some of the violence, some of the looting, small fires being lit in the streets of paris, with tear gas, and water cannons. many of the protesters were fueled, outraged by the controversy that surrounded notre dame cathedral and the donations that followed that fire that happened earlier on monday. the fact that in some 48 hours, some of the richest people in france donated about a billion euros, or over a billion, to the
12:44 pm
reconstruction effort. and in some minds, among the yellow vest protesters, highlighted social inequality playing out across france. they're very upset. one protesters markedly holding up a sign, saying we are all cathedrals. and the scene of violence, in ma marked contrast to the scene playing out behind me, the largest church in paris, and it's where many of the ceremonies that would have taken place at notre dame are now taking place during the holy week, including the ceremony happening now, just a short while ago, we saw a very somber, very serene procession of priests, including the bishop, move into the church for what is a somber ceremony. there will be prayers for the cathedral tonight. ana? >> erin mclaughlin in paris tonight for us, thank you. remembering the columbine
12:45 pm
massacre 20 years later. coming up, a survivor of the shooting shares her memory of being inside the school when two of her classmates went on a killing spree. or ambiance] ♪ hi, mrs. gorman. hey, theo. police radio: i have the stolen vehicle in sight. [police siren] ♪ [police siren] ♪ [police siren] police radio: onstar, it's safe to slow it down. ♪ onstar advisor: mr. grantham, this is onstar. onstar advisor: the police have your vehicle. mr. grantham: thank you so much. you don't always use your smartphone for directions... are we there yet? hey guys, up there. ...or to laugh out loud. ♪ but when it matters most, you count on tracfone to keep you connected for less. ♪ our smartphone plan gives you talk, text and data with unlimited carryover starting at $15 a month,
12:46 pm
no contract. all with nationwide 4g lte coverage. get top smartphones or bring your own phone. tracfone. for moments that matter.
12:47 pm
12:48 pm
12:49 pm
today we mark 20 years since the columbine shooting, april 20th, 1999, in a quiet suburb of denver, littleton, colorado, shots rang out. it marked a turning point in this country, now we live in a post-columbine world. many mass shootings at schools have followed it, but columbine is the mass shooting forever seared into our collective
12:50 pm
memory. for the survivors and families of the victims, this somber anniversary is a special time of reflection. cnn's scott mclain has their story. >> reporter: on april 20th, 1999, a lost in littleton, colorado, was under attack. students with homemade bombs and guns walked onto campus and started shoot the. >> live images were broadcast, and samantha havlin was one of them. >> my friends had to pull me to the ground. i had no concept of someone shooting me. >> she escaped, but her friend rachel scott, did non. grants is the first s.w.a.t. officer to better the building.
12:51 pm
>> we broke the window, i went in right th expecting to be in a fire fight. >> reporter: by thee minutes afe initial againstfire, the shooters were already dead. >> by the time we lived, hundreds of cops had not gone in. 20 years ago this is how business was done. patrol gets there, surrounds it, lox the scene down and waits for s.w.a.t. in hindsight, that was the biggest mistake. >> reporter: a mistake he won't make twice. since then he's been teaching police to go straight to the sound of gunfire. haviland spent ten years on high alert, always looking for exits and danger. >> that sounds exhausting. >> it takes a lot of mental energy. >> she's the head of counseling for all denver public schools, and see the same hyper vigilance in more and more students each year.
12:52 pm
shy says it's thanks to monthly drills and graphic school shooting videos shared on social media. >> i can't say it surprises me. i can say it break my heart. >> reporter: today column buy still attracts hollow threats and unwanted attention. last week a florida teenager, who police say was infatuated with the shooting took a one-way flight to colorado and bought a gun, forcing closures of schools across the region. these children were not born even 20 years ago when it happened, but they're the targets. >> reporter: a lot has changed since columbine school shooting's truly shot the country. tactics, gun laws, school security, but some things may never will. >> when i think about to high school, i don't they about the shooting, but columbine to an outsider is referring to the
12:53 pm
shooting itself. >> it means only one thing? >> it means only one thing. everyday people are changing the world. too obvious their work doesn't get enough attention. can you nom that i them as a cnn hero. here's anderson cooper with important tips. >> since 2007, cnn heroes have been features hundreds of everyday people whose extraordinary acts are changing lives and making the world a better place. we need you to tell us about that amazing person. you can do it right now at here's the inside scoop on successfully nominating your hero. think about what makes that person truly special, then write it down in a paragraph or two. we also want to know the impact they are having, what sets that person apart. who knows, you might see your everyday hero named the cnn hero the of years. nominate your hero right now at
12:54 pm
we'll be right back. considering? the 2019 subaru outback is an iihs top safety pick plus. the honda cr-v is not. sorry, honda. which suv would make the best investment? the subaru outback has the best resale value in its class for 2019, according to kelley blue book. even better than the toyota rav4. sorry, toyota. it's easy to love a subaru. i can choose from all their different hotel brands... like a doubletree for my cousins. a homewood suites for my uncle. a hampton for my sister and her kids. and the waldorf astoria beverly hills for me. can i get a..? thank you. book at and get the hilton price match guarantee. book at there's brushing...and there's oral-b power brushing. oral-b just cleans better.
12:55 pm
even my hygienist said going electric could lead to way cleaner teeth. and unlike sonicare, oral-b is the first electric toothbrush brand accepted by the ada. oral-b. brush like a pro. i
12:56 pm
12:57 pm
12:58 pm
a . welcome back. before the mueller report got all the attention, someone else was stealing the show. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: while everyone was eyeing the potential for -- >> an obstruction of justice offense. >> reporter: many notices an on been extrusion of eyelids offense. rod rosenstein's unblinking stare held viewers captivated. the timing seemed coordinated, almost 20 seconds in between. it looks like he just came from the tax i determinist, like he was added later in photoshop.
12:59 pm
rod rosenstein's eyes got their own twitter account, hostage to the department of justice is my soul now with chris christie's a reference to another famous blank stare over president trump's shoulder. >> it's abysmal. >> reporter: how abysmal? >> he's actually the deputy attorney general did adjust his glasses. >> i will now have a few questions. he even eked out a couple weak smiles, for instance when his new boss think he was over his other shoulder. >> thank you, rod. >> the mystery bearded guy inspired a comparison. he's edward ocallahan, principal associate deputy attorney general. colonel sounds higher, but it was rosenstein is winning a
1:00 pm
staring contest against all of us right now, when it comes to an unblinking gates, rosenstein almost beat the eagle, and in a blink someone added a soundtrack. ♪ hello darkness my old friend >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. ♪ i've come to talk with you again. >> reporter: new york. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." i'm ana cabrera. thank you for spending time with me. the you wapresident was las out against at enemies he sees in congress, democrats he calls trump haters, even changing his tune again about the manon who wrote the report. he used to call hick conflicted, and c


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on