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well as republican congressman mark meadows, one of the president's biggest defenders. that is at 9:00 a.m. and noon eastern on sunday. follow me on facebook and twitter and instagram at "the lead." our coverage continues right now. have a great weekend. this is cnn breaking news. >> i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." we're following breaking news. the white house has just informed the house judiciary committee it will not participate in further house impeachment proceedings calling them, and i'm quoting from the letter right now, completely baseless and a reckless abuse of power. white house lawyer pat sip loney says impeach me now so we could have a fair trial in the senate as democrats on the judiciary committee plan to spend the weekend preparing for next week's hearing and that starts on monday.
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let's go straight to jim acosta. the president's team said they are waiting for a senate trial before they take part in this impeachment. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. and it is made clear in the letter from pat cipollone telling democrats to get lost and what they are saying to the house judiciary committee, basically saying we're not going to participate in this house impeachment inquiry process. dear chairman nadler this is basement and violated basic principles but the speaker of the house ordered the democrats to proceed with articles of impeachment before your committee has heard a single shred of evidence and the letter goes on to say house democrats have wasted enough of america' time with the charade and not waste more time and adopting articles of impeachment would be a reckless abuse of power and
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would constitute the most unjust and highly partisan and unconstitutional attempt at impeachment in our nation's history. whatever courses choose as the president recently stated and back to the tweet you mentioned, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast so we could have a fair trial in the senate so our country could get back to business the president is quoted in the letter from the white house council. this letter right here from the white house counsel does not say we are not going to participate in your process. but i just talked to a senior administration official before coming out here, wolf, who said the letter means exactly that. the letter communicates we'll not be participating in this process. though i suppose legal experts will look at this and say, well perhaps the white house is leaving itself some wiggle room. democrats are pouncing on this letter and accusing the white house of hypocrisy. you recall throughout the process, wolf, in the intelligence committee and now in the judiciary committee that the white house is essentially
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said all along this process not fair and you've not allowed us to have our lawyers in the room for some of the proceedings and we've not been able to cross-examine witnesses and so on and that is what the judiciary committee chairman jerry nadler was inviting the white house to do through the rest of the process, to have lawyers in the room and participate in the process and the white house is now saying all of this is a sham. all of it is a hoax. we're not going to be involved in what they describe as a baseless process and a baseless inquiry. the other thing we should point out, wolf, and this is happening over the last 48 hours, ever since the house speaker nancy pelosi came out and said they're moving forward with articles of impeachment moving toward articles of impeachment in the house. over here at the white house, a spokesperson hogan gidley and tony segue, a communications adviser to the president on the impeachment process have been warning over the last 24 hours that nancy pelosi is going to pay a political price for all of this. if she proceeds with impeachment she's going to lose her majority
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in the house. wolf, expect that to be the message from the white house here on forward until this process gets to the senate whereas you were saying a few moments ago, they see that as a much more favorable setting because the senate is controlled by the republicans and the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will have a greater control over the process than they obviously have at this point over in the house. but getting back to the letter. it is just would paragraphs. we've seen much lengthy letters in the past but this makes it clear telling house democrats they will not be participating in the process while it is in the house, wolf. >> but they will participate once the trial begins presumably in january in the senate, right? >> reporter: that is right. and what we expect at this point and again all of this is fluid and as we've noted in the letter they're giving themselves a lot of wiggle room here and what we're expecting to see happen in the senate if articles of impeachment come out in the house and the president is impeached and a trial happens in the senate that pat sip loney
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will be the attorney for the white house. and all of that could change. and the question is whether or not once it gets to the senate, will the white house counsel call witnesses or want joe biden or hunter biden or will he call for the whistle-blower for example. that is all sort of up in the air and what you're hearing from officials and we've talked to our sources over here the athe white house and advisers who talked to the president from time to time, there is a debate going on inside of the president's legal team and inside of the white house council office as to whether or not any of that is productive. keep in mind, that would lengthen the process if they bring in witnesses like joe biden and like the whistle-blower. democrats want to bring in mulvaney and secretary of state mike pompeo and there is a debate in the white house counsel office and the legal team as to whether a lengthy or quick process in the senate is good political medicine for the president. at this point they are arguing over here at the white house in a this is a political win for the president that as long as this drags out, it is not good
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for the democrats and as i was just saying they believe very strongly this is adding up to nancy pelosi losing her majority in the house come next fall when the elections roll around, wolf. >> if all of the witnesses come in, that trial in the senate could go on for weeks and weeks. >> reporter: absolutely. >> and manu raju is watching all of this from capitol hill. manu, the white house clearly has turned down the invitation to participate in the house judiciary committee hearings so what is the reaction up on capitol hill? i understand you're getting new information? >> reporter: in athat's right. a witness list has been released, demanding testify before the house judiciary committee and in separate proceedings before the house intelligence committee they asked for witnesses and many of them did not get. here they are asking for witnesses as well if not most or not all of them they will get but doug collins is asking for chairman adam schiff. they want him to testify. they've asked for him to testify
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in the past. and as well as hunter biden, the former vice president's son and talk to the whistle-blower, peek who may have spoken to the whistle-blower and another individual who could be the whistle-blower. that is an individual that is separate witness that testified to and spoken with that there was concerns that perhaps this person could be a whistle-blower. this is an individual that the republicans want to talk to. they want to know everything they've been raising concerns about how the whistle-blower complaint came about. to get to the bottom of joe biden's involvement or alleged involvement with his -- the firm burisma in ukraine which is going to be denied by the democrats but this is the latest part and step in the process here, wolf. and we'll wait to hear what the democrats -- how they react to the white house decision not to participate. it is not a surprise on capitol hill. they already had decided they were not going to participate in
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this first house judiciary committee hearing and not much expectation to participate in future proceedings but democrats will say they've given the white house every opportunity to participate and it was a white house decision not to. so they have the opportunity, they just decided to go a different route, wolf. >> manu, i understand democrats are preparing for a very consequential week ahead in the impeachment probe starting with the hearing monday morning with the judiciary committee and the decision over the articles of impeachment has been very closely held and it is causing, i understand, heart burn, some concern inside of the democratic party. is there a red line, some sort of red line for democrats? >> reporter: yeah. the closely held, nancy pelosi is working on that behind the scenes but democrats don't have a good sense of what that entails. there are more details in the days ahead. there is a debate of whether to keep the articles strictly focused on ukraine or the mueller evidence and allegations of obstruction of justice and should that be included but talking to freshman democrats
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from swing districts are saying they should be focused exclusively on ukraine. >> what do you think about adding mueller evidence to potential obstruction of justice charge? >> here is what i would say to that. i was against going through with impeachment. previous to this ukraine matter. so with the understanding that i'm not going to entertain any hypotheticals i was serious when i came out and said that. very serious. >> do you think that mueller evidence should be part of this as well? >> i think we need to stay focused on ukraine and that is what it is about and that is what me and my colleagues who wrote the op-ed it was about ukraine and the president put our national security at risk and that is what i'm ready to vote on. >> reporter: the next big step, wolf, is monday in the hearing before the judiciary committee and the council will present the evidence from their investigation and the house judiciary committee counsel will present evidence that is still an open question about what exactly the house judiciary
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committee will present in the open hearing on monday. i could tell you lawmakers on that committee, democrats on the house judiciary committee themselves don't know but will get a better sense behind closed doors and prep for the monday hearing this weekend, wolf. >> manu raju, watching this up on capitol hill. let's get more on this. steve cohen of tennessee is joining us, a key member of the judiciary committee. congressman, thanks so much for joining us. let me get your reaction. the white house has now turned down your committee's invitation to participate in the impeachment hearings calling the inquiry baseless and a charade. what is your response to the trump administration? >> it is clear from the hearing on monday that the republicans couldn't answer any of the issues concerning trump's behavior. they all did process and just try to stay in the process. the facts are clear. the president abused his power, he betrayed his oath and he corrupted the country's election process or tried to.
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this is classic founding fathers fears concerning betrayal of the nation and why we needed to have an impeachment article and not just an election to save the country from another prejudice, illegal election and from foreign relations that could jeopardize our national security. they don't have a defense. and it won't go in the house but the senate, they've kind of cooked the books there. that is home cooking. he's been buddies with mitt romney over there. but the fact is trump would never testify in the house because trump and an oath are two things that don't go together and he was not going to testify under oath because he'd be guilty of perjury. >> do you think your committee chairman jerry nadler should have negotiated with the white house more to try to encourage its participation. >> i don't think there was no way to negotiate with them. they were never going to come to the house and they'll try to save everything for the senate to get the rules most acceptable
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to them where they could do whatever they want to do. and justice roberts might be able to stop some of the shenanigans they'll try to pull there but i'm sure mitch mcconnell will work with them. the president is guilty. le not be found guilty by the senate but he is guilty of committing impeachable offenses, obstruction of congress, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. it is clear as the nose on his face. it is clear as the gray hair underneath the orange powdered hair he has on his head. >> as you know, some of your colleagues, moderate democrats i should say, they're growing frustrated with your party leadership including the mueller investigation findings in the articles of impeachment could make it it more difficult for them to vote in favor of the articles you just heard a couple of them make that point. where do you stand? >> well, i would like to see personally if i was running the show, i would like to have some of the mueller investigation there. but i understand that we need to work with our caucus and that is what nancy pelosi does so beautifully and we do have a
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tight case on ukraine and the fact that the president will be impeached and will not be convicted no matter what we had, if we had him shooting somebody on fifth avenue right in front of -- i was going to say fao swartz but it is not there. but they would not convict him. so make it the easiest we can for the process and for our moderates and keep the caucus together and i would say stick with ukraine. >> one of those more moderate democrats you just heard from him, max rose, was asked specifically if he's spoken with the liberal members and he said i'm emphasize no more bringing buckets of chicken to hearings. that sounds like a reference to your decision a while back to bring fried chicken when the attorney general failed to appear. we're showing video of that to our viewers. so what is your response to that comment. >> i have a great deal of respect for neal and agree we
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should stick to the ukraine issues. >> well what about max rose, what he had to say? >> i don't know max rose very well. he's not a significant player in the house. >> he's a democrat from new york. so he's obviously got some say and he's clearly concerned about what is going on. let me ask you this. when will a decision on the scope of the articles be made. >> i suspect it will be made over the weekend. we'll probably have it monday or tuesday. monday we'll be receiving information from the intelligence committee and we may find out monday, it may be tuesday. a lot of this is kept close to the vest and that makes sense. >> on monday the intelligence committee lawyers will present their evidence to your committee. the hearings monday morning. walk us through what you think will happen during the course of that hearing? >> i suspect the republicans will try to attack the information the intelligence committee will report and suggest it is here say and object to hearsay evidence which is admissible but they are
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trying true make they are perry mason like or judge -- whatever her name is, judge judy and make motions to adjourn and try to -- try to obstruct the hearing but question the facts and question some of the facts that were presented and say that they're here say -- hearsay but a lot of it is hearsay but saying by the way there is a favor we would like to ask, that is the biggest admission against interest we've ever had and that is a sufficient to prove it and then mick mulvaney coming out and going that is just politics get used it and he admitted it wand sondland said they were all in the game. they were all in the loop. and they wanted to go on cnn -- well i'm happy to be on cnn. but if you are concerned about national security, you want an investigation and not let the people you're investigating to know you are investigating them and have it on every tv station in the world. the fact that he wanted it
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announced and on cnn shows a sick political mind that is strictly looking out for himself and not for the national interest. >> very strong views from congressman steve cohen. thanks for being with us. >> and night to be in "the situation room." >> good to have you with us. and stay with us. for more on the breaking news. the white house signaling that the trump team won't -- repeat won't participate in the upcoming house impeachment hearings. for a different kind of drive. ♪ ladies and gentlemen for the drive to create a new kind of family car, that became a new kind of race car. for the drive to rebel, zag. for the drive that's inside you. and inside us. that's the drive under the hood of every mini. because every mini is... for the drive. ♪
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breaking news. the white house signaling no cooperation with the house impeachment proceedings. just minutes ago one of the president's attorneys released a letter calling the impeachment inquiry completely baseless and a charade. let's ask our correspondents and analysts what lies ahead. abby phillip, the white house made this announcement. what are you hearing behind the scenes about what is going on? >> clearly the white house has decided not to cooperate. but it was interesting to see in pat sip loney's letter they didn't say that but they believe that the investigation is illegitimate which is their take from the beginning. now i don't know exactly why the letter wasn't more explicit but i think there are questions now
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about whether or not republicans on the hill, the president's allies might try to use the impeachment hearings to the president's advantage by trying to call witnesses, for example, that are advantageous to him. so i think the strategy clearly is to delegitimateize the process and it leaves open questions about whether the president's allies outside of the white house might take an adjacent strategy that is designed to help the president by bringing people forward that advanced his view of the process. >> the letter from the white house counsel did not come out and say the white house would not be participating. they just slammed the entire process. do you think that was a strategic decision? >> possibly. it possibly gives them some wiggle room engage maybe not now as it is going through the house but ultimately when it becomes a
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senate trial. jim acosta reported at the top of the show he's hearing from his sources that it doesn't mean -- they didn't mean to leave any wiggle room there. but these are lawyers. and they are used to writing carefully crafted bits of information so i don't have any reason to doubt what jim is reporting in the short-term. but perhaps it leaves a little built of a window for later because the process will be quite different when it gets to the senate, it will be run by republicans. >> the republicans are the majority. and the democrats the majority in the house. mark, the letter quotes the letter from a recent statement from the president, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we could have a fair trial in the senate. some don't want an impeachment trial to become a circus. how is this process likely to play out? >> well, i think if you think about it as a regular trial this letter indicates is you are waiting to mount your defense.
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letting this process play out. you know how it is going to end. there is going to be an impeachment of the president and hold your fire until the trial when -- as dennis said, you're in more control and could call witnesses and you could mount a defense that you think might, you know, change some people's minds about the wisdom of it. not ultimately changes the minds of lawmakers but maybe the public. but maybe people are accepting this as foregone conclusion and you don't call witnesses now. wait until january when attention picks up again. so there does seem to be some strategy here. >> kylie, the decision comes as there clearly is increasing tension among democrats over the cope of the articles of impeachment. what is at the center of this rift? >> there are democrats who want to see the mueller investigation, elements of that investigation as part of the articles. and then there are others who say that is not a great idea.
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we don't want to broaden this. we want to keep it digestible for the american people and now for the senate trial we have a former ukrainian diplomat who has been contacted by the senate staff and that he has agreed to give an interview. now the scope of what he's agreed to speak about is 2016. and he is someone who has promoted the debunked theory that it was ukraine and not russia behind meddling in the 2016 election. so this is really new tangible evidence with regard to where that senate trial is headed because the senate is controlled by the republicans. andner going to want to look back at 2016. they are not going to want to focus on what has been the evidence that has been produced by the house intelligence committee. >> that is an important point, too. dana, does it appear the democratic leadership is willing to risk alienating the moderate members of party. >> this is the big question left
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on the table. my sense is likely not because we heard from manu and max rose was one example of the so-called front liner lawmakers, new democrats who help make the majority turned the house from republican to democrat and are in their trump districts. that is one publicly. i've been talking to some privately who say the same. that they kind of allowed this process to happen by voting yes on the inquiry but they really wanted to stay narrow. and just on potentially two articles of impeachment. obstruction of congress, and also the notion of abuse of power. so there definitely is a very big push internally on the leadership to do that. and at the same time they are hearing from progressive members
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to say, no, we got this moment, you yourself, madam speaker, said this is all about russia, let's include that. so that's probably what the judiciary committee is going to be grappling with along with the leadership all weekend. >> we just heard some of the differences emerge, max rose versus steve cohen. >> exactly. >> very different perspectives. we'll have more. stick around. we'll continue our coverage of the breaking news right after this. an official message from medicare. hey fred - it's medicare open enrollment.
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we're back with our correspondents and our analysts. and dana, you've had a chance to text with the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani in recent days. as far as you know, is he still in ukraine and what exactly is he doing over there? >> i asked him that the last communication and are you still there and the answer was no and i haven't heard back from him since. it is a long flight. so i'm not exactly sure where he is now. but he's very open as he now has been with many about why he was there. and that is because he is not going to let go of his
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insistence that ukraine was involved in 2016, the way he puts it is that he wants to vindicate his client and he doesn't say it this way but this is obviously part of it, vindicate himself. and he's going after what the intelligence community here and even many of his fellow republicans who have access to that information in the intelligence report say flatly, are conspiracy theories. he's not giving up on it, though. and he's now working with conservative media even more than he was before, before it was print. john solomon, a reporter who printed a lot of information. and now he's doing it through conservative television. >> kylie, a former ukrainian diplomat forecasted some of giuliani's moves while he was in ukraine and now said that he will testify about ukraine in the 2016 election if he's asked.
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what do you think this giuliani ally could reveal? >> well, he could reveal everything that rudy giuliani wants him to reveal. and that is what he's been doing publicly. he's been publicly promoting debunked conspiracy theories that we talked about at length that ukraine was behind the meddling in the 2016 and not russia and it is important to note that this former ukrainian diplomat knows rudy giuliani very well. he, in fact, met with him in may in new york city for a number of hours and they discussed things including the involvement of the bidens in ukraine. so we are for sure to see that he is going to present, unearth all of the debunked neari-- the when he goes before the senate and speaks about what he knows and has gathered in terms of information which does not align with what u.s. officials have told the house in the rest of this impeachment inquiry.
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>> mark, we know that we've reported that giuliani is already under some sort of federal investigation. do you think he's making matters worse for himself by now returning to ukraine? >> i mean it is hard to imagine it is making things better for himself by returning to ukraine. especially since as we believe what is central to this doj investigation into his businesses is some of this work and involvement with some of the people who he's now engaged with now. so i can't imagine it helps matters. at the same time, tieing together what we were talking about earlier, the question of why is rudy giuliani in ukraine is this it is very possible, this is part of trying to mount a defense for his client. there is going to be a trial in the senate presumably early next year and perhaps he's scouting possible -- scouting information, scouting witnesses, that they are going to mount a defense for the president to try to -- to kylie point to throw up
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smoke around the issue that maybe ukraine was involved in the 2016 election meddling. >> abby phillip, where do you see this all heading? >> well, for starters. >> our reporter is white house people look at what giuliani is doing and they are about as puzzled as we are for what the object is and where this is all going. one of the problems for republicans is that some of the people that giuliani has been involved with in this process are known to be bad actors. that was testified to under oath by multiple u.s. officials in the last several weeks. and so now he's back in ukraine, he's continuing to seek dirt and seek information on all kinds of different subjects and i don't know that there is a sense among republicans or people in the white house that they know what giuliani is really up to, who exactly are these people?
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and if they do, at some point, put them in a public space and maybe put them in front of the senate, are these people actually unimpeachable witnesses? i'm not sure that they will be. that is one of the big problems going forward on the republican side, is that some of the conspiracy theories are rabbit holes and they are very difficult to defend once they are pressed on both sides, not just by republican questioners but by democrats as well. >> let me get dana to weigh in as well. dana, there are some potentially very significant pitfalls down the road for democrats. >> absolutely. first and foremost, it's that it is hard to see anything but an acquittal when you get into the senate. and what does that mean even though nancy pelosi said to jake last night, she said to manu yesterday, she said to anyone who asks her the question that this isn't about politics and she is focusing on her constitutional role as the
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speaker and more broadly as congress the equal branch of government. but she's also about the most effective and knowledgeable paul in our times and so she understands that and as do senators. yes, it could be negative for the democrats in the senate but you also have to look at republicans because for the most part they are the ones who are in the toughest reelection battles when it comes to the senate and the notion of republicans keeping control of the senate. >> everybody stand by. we'll have a lot more on the breaking news. but there is other important news we're following. including this. is terrorism behind today's deadly shoot ago tack at the naval air station in pensacola, florida. authorities say the gunman who was a member of the saudi arabia military.
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the kingdom of saudi arabia. so he was here starting in august of 2017 and would have finished by august 2020. [ sirens ] tonight four people are dead including the shooter after an attack on a pensacola naval base by a member of the saudi military. authorities are working to determine the motive. >> there is obviously a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being say part of the saudi air force and then to be here training on our soil. >> reporter: president trump who stood by the saudi government in the past related a message from king sal man. >> the people are are angried by the barbaric actions of the shooter and this person in no way, shape or form represents the feelings of the saudi people who love the american people so much. >> reporter: the shooter was part of an aviation procedure on base and weapons are not allowed. >> you can't bring a weapon base. >> reporter: and eight others
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were injured in a classroom building on base. among the wounded are two deputies from the escambia county sheriff's office who exchanged gunfire with the shooter. >> the two deputies, one was shot in the arm and one was shot in the knee. >> reporter: tonight as authorities search for a motive, they caution the investigation is still in very early stages. >> this doesn't happen in escambia county and it doesn't happen in pensacola, it doesn't happen to our friends and neighbors who are members of the united states navy. but it did. and it has. and so for now we're here to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: and just within the past half hour we've seen on the naval air station facebook page that more residents are able to go home on base via the west and main gates. and just talking to one member -- family member of someone on base she said it was scary this morning particularly because this happened right next to a library and mini mart and places where people would have been getting breakfast, families getting gas for example when
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president trump's phone calls with his lawyer, rudy guilliani, are about ukraine are sparking very serious new concerns. brian todd is joining us right now. the fear is what adversaries might be listening in on the president's phone conversations. >> that's right. the concerns that the cell phones between guiliani and trump might not be encrypted or otherwise secure. given that guiliani has made several calls while in ukraine where there is a massive spy network the concerns are even
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greater. tonight, new concerns that guiliani's calls with president trump about possible dirt on the bidens could be monitored by the russians. >> one concern could be the russians may have compromised guiliani's phone. >> reporter: one report is president trump has communicated with guiliani and others over cell lines not secured. the post citing one senior white house aide saying it happened all the time. guiliani, experts say, is likely a huge target for russian intelligence every time he goes to ukraine. >> for him to be talking on an unsecured cell phone is a bonanza for russia. >> reporter: showing guiliani had several calls with people at the white house and others allegedly involved in the campaign to pressure ukraine. the fact house investigators were able to get those records from a phone company shows guiliani wasn't using a phone
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encrypted or otherwise enkript. analysts tell cnn, if guiliani's phone wasn't secure the russians could easily have listened in on conversations guiliani had while in ukraine since the kremlin has spies and electronic surveillance all over ukraine. >> i would not be surprised if russia has compromised ukraine's telephone system. if they have that's the easiest way to listen into a call. >> have a safe trip, bye-bye. >> reporter: if they listened in on others and pressured them about a rival, moscow could use them. and propaganda on the false claim ukraine meddled in the 2016 election or a classic tactic and feed false information to rudy guilliani. >> rudy guilliani is a person that takes in all kinds of information. the russians could feed him this
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information he would in turn give to the president of the united states. >> reporter: the latest concerns, all the more surprising considering trump slammed hillary clinton during the 2016 campaign for her e-mail habits. >> she routinely sent classified e-mails on an insecure private server that could be easily hacked by hostile foreign agents. >> reporter: since then, whether at the white house, mar-a-lago or elsewhere, president trump has been criticized for using cell phones for sensitive calls. mobile devices, harder to secure than landlines. neither the white house nor rudy guilliani have responded to cnn's request for comment on the "washington post" report and other reporting by cnn and others on concerns about their use of unsecure phones. last year, when cnn did similar reporting, a senior white house official did brush back claiming the president's cell phone was secure and he had accepted the
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happening now, breaking news, impeachment defiance. the white house just sent an angry letter to congress making it clear it is boycotting house impeachment hearings and unleashing a new tirade against democrats prepping for the hearing. we're going behind the scenes as democrats work through the weekend gearing up for another historic week in their push to impeach president trump. rudy's dig for dirt. the president's personal lawyer holding more meetings in ukraine to debunk conspiracy theories. is this a taste of what we will see at a senate impeachment trial? a member of the saudi military opens fire at a military station in florida. we'll look


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