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greenfield. plus new york city mayor eric adams and mike rounds of south dakota that sunday at 9:00 a.m. and noon eastern. and then sunday night my special american coup, the january 6 investigation. our coverage continues now with one mr. wolf blitzer in "the situation room." i'll see you on sunday morning. happening now, growing backlash against republican governors sending migrants north. the white house likening their reactions to human smugglers. this is as migrants flown to martha's vineyard's by florida's governor are being sheltered in a military base in massachusetts. and also tonight the state is set forever a legal showdown after a young's ruling naming a special master to review classified documents and other materials seized from mar-a-lago. the special master just set his first hearing for this coming
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tuesday. as the justice department prepares to file an appeal. and king charles and his siblings stand vigil at queen elizabeth's coffin as members of the public now wait up to 24 hours to pay their respects. we're following the tributes and the security concerns just ahead of the queen's funeral on monday. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, and you're in "the situation room." we begin with the fate of migrants flown to massachusetts by florida governor ron desantis. some tell cnn they were miss led into making the trip. correspondent miguel marquez is on the scene for us. >> reporter: after less than 48 unexpected hours, in martha's vineyard -- nearly 50 venezuela migrants were given a warm
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sendoff. volunteers embracing each person as they boarded buses. then ferries and on to the next part of their long journey. their unannounced arrival wednesday all part of the campaign by texas governor greg abbott and florida governor ron desantis to send migrants to so-called sanctuary cities. by surprise. >> all we're trying to do is offer to transport to sanctuary jurisdictions free to the alien but certainly not mandatory and that way they're able to go and these sanctuary jurisdictions could put their mon where their mouth is. >> these were picked up in texas. some were taken to a hotel to wait and then boarded planes. well
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[ technical difficulties ] in new york city. >> standing at port authority, he asked me, how do i get to portland, oregon. >> to california where governor gavin newsom has ask the the department of justice to open an investigation into the controversial practice. >> what ron desantis is doing is a disgrace. it is almost monstrous. >> they did get a packet that the had the map of martha's vineyard. and they're treated well with meals and everything. >> while volunteers and official offic officials in martha's vineyard
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assisted and say the stop did nothing but detour already desperate people. >> it is sickeningly cruel, throwing obstacles in the way of people fleeing violence ando appreciation some of whom walked through ten countries in the hopes of finding safety. >> my heartbreaks for them. because they were not the first priority. >> they're many my heart. forever. i don't know what else to say. >> s o
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[ technical difficulties ] you are here but if your have venz and you probably don't know where martha's vineyard or massachusetts is. they thought that is a good idea but then of course they're on an island and the bottom line wolf is just complicates their already very complicated journey. wolf. >> it certainly does. stand by. we're going to get back to new just a few moments. also tonight, the biden administration is ramping up its criticism of republican leader for what is happening to these migrants. let's bring in our white house correspondent mj lee. the white house i understand is meeting today to discuss its response to governor's desantis and abbott. what is the latest. what are you hearing? >> well needless to say white house officials have been monitoring very closely and with a good amount of concern. the situations that miguel laid
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out in his piece there, these groups of migrants that with being flown or bused to the areas in the north unexpectedly and without a lot of notice. and today your right, that there a meeting between cabinet and white house officials. the white house officials have stressed that this meeting was in place before these situations took place. but you could imagine that the stakes are a lot higher now as the officials presumably discuss key immigration issues like the situation at the border and also just the federal response to some of the scenes that we're seeing playing out here in terms of what exactly law enforcement and other agencies should do in response to these situations. and today the white house really leaning into the fact that they see the situation as inhuman and cruel. ca karine jean-pierre liking the actions of the republican governors to human spuglers. take a listen. >> these are the kinds of
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tactics we see from smugglers. in places like mexico and guatemala. and for what? a photo op. because the governors care about creating political theater than creating actual solutions to help. folks who are fleeing communism, to help children, to help families. instead they want to do political stunts. >> and all of this has prompted a lot of legal questions. and today when i asked jean-pierre whether there is a legal determination on whether the actions are legal or not, she again referred us to the doj. but they are going to be pressing the fact that again they find all of this to be cruel and inhumane. >> thank you very much. let's bring back miguel marquez along with cnn commentator van jones and charlie dent. charlie, as a former republican congressman, what do you make of this strategy by governor
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desantis for example, do you think it will work with gop voters? >> well, wolf, i served on homeland security committee tor six years and i could say this, this is a political stunt to be sure. but it is highlighting a point. the immigration system is broke ep. there are a lot of people coming into the country unlawfully and many are seeking asylum and many are not legitimate asylum cases. but the point is the immigration system is broken. they need to deal with the dreamers, they need to make sure that their adequate detention beds and immigration judges, to process these things. there isn't infrastructure at the border to deal with this. these people have to be zelt with humanely and be fair. the office of refugee resettlement routinely will send migrants from the border up into the interior of the country like it did in my district in pennsylvania. we often housed refugees. i don't agree with the way they're doing this. some of the governors. but they are making a point. they need help from washington. to fix this system, once and for all. and frankly both parties have a
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lot to be blamed for in this situation. >> let's get advance to respond to that. what do you think? >> well when the office of resettlement does it, they call ahead and they coordinate and make sure that services are in place and do it in a responsible way. it is not an ambush. it is not tricking and trapping people and then traumatizing then and throwing them out into a bewildering situation with tv cameras. this is a completely different situation when it is done the right way. now i agree that the people in the border towns are frustrating. i don't think that we've done a good enough job solving the crisis. but what is happening with the gop governors, their pimping the pain of border towns and the migrants for their own purposes and solving no problem. this is making a point but they're not solving the problem. i think biden has an opportunity here. he should call all of the governors in, to the white house, and they should sit down and roll sleeves up and get to work. if desantis were serious, he would have contacted the national governor's association, a bipartisan body and said we
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have a problem, let's coordinate to fix it. he did not do that. instead he engaged in a multi-minutes conspiracy to dough fraud people and put them at risk and i hope the department of justice does something about it. >> miguel, you've been doing a lot of reporting. some are stoking fears of illegal immigration. but the men and women and children sent to martha's vineyard are all asylum seekers, aren't they? they're legal asylum-seekers? >> yeah. this is sort of the complications. people who cross the border and claim asylum especially those from venezuela, a country and a government that ron desantis is not like and has spoken out against many, many times. venezuela migrants, he has supported over and again for these people to be moved up here. they are here on a legal basis. they are claiming asylum. they have ongoing legal meetings and hearings in across the country, in california and
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washington state and cincinnati, in texas. sending them to martha's vineyard, complicates all of that. they were well taken care of in martha's vineyard and will be fine eventually. but it just added another wrinkle and another difficulty to a very difficult journey they are on. >> good point. charlie, considering the sensitivity of this issue in florida politics, is there a risk that all of this could backfire for governor desantis there? >> well, yeah, actually there is. wolf, because there is a substantial patriot venezuela population in florida. and many of them are i think sympathetic to the republican party. to be perfectly candid. many of them have escaped a socialist form of government. many similar to the story of the cubans who left cuba and they've come to florida and ma of them identify with the republican party. so i think governor desantis has be very careful with how he treats these migrants. again, i think the venezuela has
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some royalty to the republican party and co put that part of electorate at risk if he's not careful with his management of this situation. >> van, let me give you the final word, go ahead. >> i want to just point out one thing. they're getting hugged and sandwiches and everything is great. no harm, no foul. a little political stunt from the frat boy down there in florida. no, these people are now out of place. they're out of position. some of the people are supposed to be in earth parts of the country dealing with officials. how are they going do get off of an island so they could get back on track. this was not a victimless stunt. those people, they may be happy right now. they're in a world of hurt from administrative law standpoint and it did not have to happen. >> van jones, carly dent and mickel marquez, thank you. just ahead, a legal showdown in the mar-a-lago investigation. the special master in the case
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the newly appointing special master in the mar-a-lago documents case has just
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scheduled a hearing for tuesday. but the u.s. justice department is expecting to appeal the appointment of judge setting up a legal showdown over the documents taken by the fbi in its search of trump's florida home. cnn's justice correspondent jessica schneider has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump's lawyers doing a victory lap. >> it was a win. >> celebrating a judge's decision to name a special mast tore sort through more than 11,000 documents the fbi seized from trump's florida estate. the stage now set for a legal showdown with the justice department. which is expected to appeal. >> on appeal, the 11th circuit will look at what power does judge cannon have to undertake this remarkable and extraordinary step to introduce a third party, this special master into a type of situation where we rarely ever see them. >> judge aileen cannon, a trump appointee standing by her decision to put the doj criminal investigation into classified
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documents found at mar-a-lago on hold. >> and i'm not surprised that judge cannon did this. because the justice department was basically asking her to reverse much of her decision. >> and rejecting the doj argument that national security is at risk. as a result of her order pausing the review of documents. writing, the court does not find it appropriate to accept the government's conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party. >> she is saying i don't trust you that they're actually classified. who do i trust? a designee of the court. who will determine more than the executive branch, what is classified and what isn't. it actually does have an impact on intelligence collection and national security. >> reporter: cannon giving raymond dearie now special master in this case, until the end of november, after the midterm elections to conclude his review. dearie was one of trump's picks for the job and backed by doj.
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he's a veteran of the fisa court, a secretive body that handled foreign intel cases. his appointment delaying the criminal probe six weeks longer than doim wanted. >> they delayed until november 30th. you shouldn't have been so far reaching. >> reporter: cannon ordering trump to pay the costs rather than split it 50/50 with the doj. as for trump, he said thursday even if he were indicted, that wouldn't prohibit him from running for president again. and he issued this warning. >> you would have problems in this country, the likes of which perhaps we've never seen before. i don't think the people of the united states would stand for it. >> reporter: and tonight we've just gotten word that the special master in this case judge raymond dearie will be holding a preliminary conference on tuesday at 2:00 p.m. that hearing will happen at the brooklyn federal courthouse where he is a senior judge. and this is all happening so quickly because the judge in this this case has ordered within a ten-day period for the special master to meet with
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trump's attorneys as well as prosecutors to come up with a schedule in this case because of course at this point, the clock is already ticking. this review of these 11,000 documents needs to be complete by november 30th. wolf. >> jessica schneider reporting. thank you very much. >> let's get more on all of this. joining us now, the former fbi director of law enforcement analyst andrew mccabe and defense foreign shan wu. andrew, how surprised were you to see this judge reject nearly all of the government's arguments? >> well, wolf, i wasn't surprised at the outcome of her ruling because she's literally been projecting the way she would rule before she heard the arguments for the parties an the government put her in a position to go with the government's request on this motion would basically been backtracking on her order which was unlikely to
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happen. but this order, i was shocked by what it contains. this judge is basically, she's refused to even acknowledge the government's assertion that they seized classified material. yet, in the next breath, she said that there is undisputedly privileged material in the documents that the government seized. so it couldn't really have gone any worse for the government here. it is a -- it is a head-scratcher of an order and i'm sure doj is zis appointed. >> let's get shan's thoughts. justice department could appeal at any moment. how will this unfold, do you think? could this go for example all the way to the u.s. supreme court? >> unfortunately, it could go all the way and i'm not sure what kind of reception they would get there because they are fans of expanding presidential authority. the judge cannon really missed an opportunity here to potentially save some face or reach a reasonable accommodation.
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the department offered her something very narrow. which is just let us work with the classified documents. and she's either very naive or something more nefarious. you you can't just draw this barrier around the documents and say go ahead and continue your investigation. you don't have to have access to those. they can't continue the investigation without access to that. and trying to do that creates potential land mines later for defense counsel to say hey you were using materials asking questions about materials which you weren't allowed to do by the special master which could taint their case. >> andrew, as you know sh the special master in this case has now scheduled a hearing for this coming tuesday and the judge wanted this review completely done by november 30. but how concerned are you about this slowing down the overall investigation? >> it is very concerning, wolf. it is -- we are -- i should say that the justice department and the fbi are in the middle of a
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national security investigation to understand whether or not the improper and unlawful storage of these documents in a place that is not authorized for it may have had a negative impact on national security. so to just say hey let's pit that aside for a while and talk about whether or not there is privileged material in the personal property that may have been scooped up as well, it is just absolutely turning your back on what might be a clear and present danger to national security. and shan is right. the judge in one breath said that the justice department and the fbi should feel free to participate in the security assessment. but they cannot use the content of any of these documents in the course of things like interviews. so it is absolutely tieing their hands and slowing things down. >> andrew mccabe and shan wu. thank you very much. we'll continue our coverage. coming up queen elizabeth's children stand vigil as some members of the public wait 24 hours in line to pay their
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the world got another up close look today at senior members of royal family honoring queen elizabeth if these final days before she's laid to rest. cnn royal correspondent max foster has our report from london. >>. >> reporter: tonight a profound moment. the queen's children, including king charles iii, standing vigil for their beloved mother for one last time. as she lied in state in
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westminster hall. their heads bowed, they stood silently as a line of mourners quietly passed by. on saturday, her grandchildren will do the same. including prince william and prince harry. the king making a special request for both to be in military uniform, not just william. a monumental line, at one point hours long snaking through central london, full of mourners seeking a chance to view the coffin of queen elizabeth ii. so soccer legend david beckham waiting several hours to pay their respects. >> i grew up in a house hold of roya royalists and i was brought up that way. if my grand parents would have been here today, i know that they would have wanted to be here. so i'm here on their behalf. >> reporter: so many showed up, that the miles long line closed down for several hours after reaching full capacity. despite warnings of 24 hour
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waits, as much as 2 million people are expected to make the pilgrimage. the flood of mourners have led police to take unprecedented measures to secure the queen's funeral on monday. >> this is the single largest policing operation that the met police have ever undertaken and is ever likely to undertake. >> reporter: bigger than the 2012 olympics or the platinum jubilee. the police have not released the total numbers of offices. but attendees including hundreds of world leaders and vips can expect horse mounted officers, firearms officers and dog handlers. the fall arsenal of police power. the police presence will extend to windsor, where the queen's coffin will move to a burial service in st. george's chapel. in addition to staff security for the funeral attendees, the police have called on the public to be their eyes an ears and to report any concerns.
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dramatic scenes reporting this evening in westminster hall as onlookers looked on as someone appeared to rush to the coffin but was tackled very quickly and effectively by the police and the police say a man has been arrested and the mourning tips. but it is a warning about the level of security concern her right now. >> indeed it is. max i want to bring in cnn's chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst jon miller along with journalist desha ramada. the queen's funeral will be the largest single policing event it has ever undertaken. can you walk us through the factors that make this a truly unprecedented security operation? >> well, in terms of the scope of funerals, you would have to
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go back to the funeral of jfk, before we understood terrorism the way we do today. but the event itself, the presence of royal family, the 500 dignitaries who are coming from the around the world as pro protectees. and then you put on top of that the massive crowds, live television and that it is unfolding on the world stage, if you have been in a counter-terrorism planning events, it has everything. and it is a challenge. >> certainly is. you just heard max foster report that as many as 2 million people are expected to brave the miles long line to pay their respects to the queen. but were you surprised to see david beckham for examples with one of those people. what does that tell you about the truly historic nature of this event? >> it was an extraordinary site because he didn't appear to have
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any security detail of his own. he simply rocked up in his sort of tweety looking baker boy cap, english tailoring and stood parentally in line. it makes me wonder how many celebrities are in the line trying to go incognito. it is an amazing site. in fact, the queue has become a tourist site in its own right. to people with getting excited to see little bits of queue. it is bit like big foot or the lochness monster. and it is amazingly well organized. there are refreshment stops an louvre and it reflects on what a massive enterprise this is. for as many as uniformed police officer and stewards and volunteers that you could see, i could bet you there is an equal number of plain clothes operatives making sure everything goes without a hitch.
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everything about these days, everything about the weekend and monday will have been rehearsed. will have been planned to the enth degree years in advance by experts and hundreds of thousands of people pulling together to make this seem seamless. >> good point. max, tomorrow we'll see the queen's grandchildren, princes william and harry stand vigil at her couffin. has this provided an opportunity for them to reconcile. >> they have come together and they've been no signs of any distractions from the memorial of his grandmother. it is all utterly focused on her. think that is a powerful moment to see all of the grandchildren around the coffin in a vinl ill and members of the public filing
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by. it will difficult for prince edwards children who are very young, but a big profound moment. and it is quite profound today to see the queen's children around the coffin and members of public wandering by. but this is about sharing what is a private family moment with a public family moment and i think the families are very aware of how they did share the queen with the public and that is what the vigils are about. even though they look uncomfortable because they're very personal and public at the same time in those moments. >> they certainly are. after the queen's funeral world leaders will travel from london to the united nations general assembly in new york city. so what goes into securing some of the world's most prominent leaders as they depart one event and travel to another major event? >> that is a real challenge. because for years we've done the u.n. general assembly here in new york city when i was with
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the police department where we staggered the arrival over several days. what you're going to see here is all of the world leaders are coming from the same place which is the queen's funeral and they're all going to want to go straight to the u.n. general assembly because the key day is going to be right then and they're all going to arrive at once. so it is a real challenge for the nypd and the secret service. >> certainly is. jon miller thank you very much. thanks to you and max foster as usual. thank you. and stay with cnn for live coverage of the state funeral for queen elizabeth and it all begins monday, 5:00 a.m. eastern. just ahead, we'll go live to ukraine where president zelenskyy now said more tan 400 bodies have been uncovered at mass burial sites in a newly liberated city, including some showing major signs of torture.
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there are disturbing new indications tonight of the horrible human toll of the russian invasion of ukraine. cnn international security editor nick payton walsh, and we want to warn our viewers the images are graphic. >> here is where the horror gets named and numbers. russia's unprovoked invasion killed many but only now in liberated cities like izy um, are re finding out who and how. and even this rain cannot
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address the smell. it is important to point out that this was a military position. these are tank positions around the city. presumably for the russians when they occupied it. burying these bodies where their troops would lay to rest. and defend the city. ukraine officials have said over 400 bodies were buried here. even children. all showing signs of a violent death. through the day, they have been exhuming dozens of bodies. most individual graves, numbered and orderly. one burying a number as high as 398. but this, we are told, and can smell and see, is a mass grave. we're 17 dead were found, a policeman here told us. ukraine officials said bodies found including the family killed in an air strike. ukraine shoulders shot with her hands bound, and bodies showing
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signs of torture. >> some of the graves are marked just by a number. and others have someone's full history. zoloft, who looks like he dies age 82. buried here. this investigator tells us what he found in this spot. >> translator: here are civilian bodies and military ones further along, he said. over 20 have been examined here and will be sent for further investigation. >> reporter: it seemed to be the hurried extension of the long-term cemetery nearby. wreaths an coffins and candles. some people now who they were burying and others made the invader's campsite. the russians first hit with an air strike and then moved in.
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we tried not to go out because it was scary. where they brought their special machines. they doug some trenches for vehicles. we only heard how they were destroying the forest. when they left, i doent know if if there was heavy fighting we just heard a lot of heavy trucks a couple of nights ago. >> reporter: we saw them leaving town and we were asked not to film the contents of this one. part of where the history of russia's brutal occupation will be written and nothing could wash this site clean. now ukraine president volodymyr zelenskyy met with officials to discuss the next phase of the counter offensive and he's liken to what you saw there to butch yu where civilians were shot dead in clear what is war crimes. this scene has it seems according to ukraine officials hallmarks of possible similar ips departments but i should point out many of the graves have yet to be exhumed and many of the investigators that we
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spoke to don't know when the people who were taken out of the ground died or how they came to die. yes of course russia is ultimately responsible for people who experienced a violent death there. but maybe some of these people died in the onslaught or during the occupation. a lot still to be found out about what is in that grizzly scene at the pines there. although ukraine officials be stride ents in the statements mayor taking. >> thank you so much. president biden is meeting face-to-face with the families of two americans detained in russia. we're learning new information about efforts to finally bring brittney griner's and paul whelan home. she was supposed to be the one. i used to believe in the one. and then i realized, there's plenty of sangs in the sea. what?
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tonight, the white house is saying that president biden is not going to let up on getting americans brittney griner and paul whelan released by russia. cnn's brian todd is working this story for us. >> we know that the meetings began just under two hours ago. the families of brittney griner and paul whelan meeting with the president separately. the meeting don't come as the biden team has made a renewed commitment to try to win their release. president biden's first-ever face-to-face meetings with the families of brittney griner and paul whelan since they were detained in russia, a move white house officials say was intended to let the families know griner and whelan remain, quote, front of mind with the president. white house officials are frustrated that an offer the biden administration had made to the releases for griner and whelan didn't, according to the white house, bring a serious response back from the kremlin. >> russia should take this offer. it is a substantial offer. >> reporter: sources have told cnn the white house has offered
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convicted arms dealer victor boot in exchange for the releases of whelan and griner. the u.s. has gotten a repeated demand back from the putin regime for something the u.s. is incapable of delivering on. >> the russians are masters at, you know, asking us to do things that we cannot do. it may indeed be something where they think the u.s. controls something that they don't control. >> reporter: meanwhile, cnn has learned independent negotiator bill richardson was in moscow this week meeting with russian leadership. administration officials expressing open frustration that richardson has apparently been working outside official channels. >> our message is that private citizens should not be in moscow at all right now, and that private citizens cannot negotiate on behalf of the united states government. >> reporter: griner detained by the russians in february for carrying cannabis oil in her luggage, pleaded guilty to drug charges but said she accidently packed the drugs. whelan has been held for more than three years on espionage
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charges that he's denied. could the ukraine war factor into their fates? >> the russians are looking very weak because of their war effort. they're looking weak internationally. putin's looking weak domestically. he may have an additional incentive for making a deal right now. >> those meetings with the families of brittney griner and paul whelan started just over two hours ago. we are told that they are ongoing. wolf? >> brian, thank you very much. we'll have more news right after this. pressure, pressure? pressure, pressure. so where do you think this pressusure's coming from? everyone. i'm just here for the mints.s. [ cheering crowd ] so much pressure. pressure makes diamonds. true. pulisic! he scores! incredible! if you wake up thinking about the market and want to make the right moves fast... get decision tech.
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election liars running for office. are you worried? >> i'm very worried. the responsibility that we all have to make sure that we defend our republic and that we defend our institutions has to be above politics. there are people running so that they are in a position that they will be able to certify the results only for donald trump. that's obviously fundamentally a threat to the survival of the republic. and i think those people have all got to be defeated. >> you have been shouting from the rooftops, this is not just about 2020. you're worried about 2024. you're worried about future elections. >> i am, and right now the former president, his allies and supporters including in congress and including in the states represent a clear and present danger to american democracy. that's not because of what they did on january 6th. it's because of what they pledge to do in 2024. >> do you think that republicans
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are hearing what you're saying? >> i hope they are. there's no evidence that they've heard anything to date. >> our chief washington correspondent, the anchor of "the lead" and "state of the union" jake tapper is joining us. thank you very much for doing this special report. these are two very prominent republicans who are very concerned about what happened january 6th. but they're also very concerned looking down the road. tell us a little bit more about that. >> well, they're terrified because what you have here is a very complex comprehensive plan that the january 6th committee has laid out for donald trump and his officials to try to steal the election. and they laid out in a very comprehensive way. and we try to bring it down and distill it in one documentary for people to understand how -- this wasn't just like one guy behaving erratically. this was a real strategy. but they failed. thankfully they failed. but what we see now in these midterm elections are a number
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of meme who have no respect for democracy, who go along with donald trump's lies, who have said that if they had been in office as governor of arizona, as governor of pennsylvania, they would not have certified the election results. democracy is really at risk. and that's why you have these very prominent and conservative republicans taking the stand. >> give us a very brief little preview of what else we can expect in this special report. >> well, i think, you know, when you watched the hearings over the course of several months, there was so much there. and it was so overwhelming, and it was hard to keep track of all of that. what we've done is we've taken the most important points to really show chronologically and also strategically the extent to which donald trump and his people like rudy giuliani and others were really trying to undermine democracy. and there was no regard for rule of law or will of the voter. it was all just about just make a lie publicly and give us the cover to not certify the
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election and put pressure on pence. that's really what it came down to. >> i'm really looking forward to this. jake, thank you very, very much. the special report, the cnn special report "american coup: the january 6th investigation" airs this sunday night 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. and "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next. he's not done yet. governor ron desantis vowing to send more immigrants to american cities. plus, news clippings, that is what trump's team claimed was being stored at mar-a-lago. did meadows know that that was not true? and more russian politicians speaking out and calling for putin to resign. why a former cia official based in moscow is now saying the work coup


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