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asleep. midtweet. >> i know words, the best words. >> reporter: the best nonwords, too. >> covfefe. >> reporter: you say that with such assurance. genie moss, cnn, new york. >> did he just drop his iphone as he fell asleep. thanks for joining us. anderson is next. >> and good evening fired fbi director james comey is just days away from saying the fired fbi director tried to make him drop the fbi probe. if it's true, it's yet another incidence in which contact went undisclosed. jim sciutto joins us now. so what are we learning on this? >> well, anderson, republican and intelligence officials brief said on the investigation tell myself and my colleagues that
congressional investigators are economicing whether attorney general jeff sessions had an additional private meeting with russia's ambassador during the presidential campaign. investigators on the hill are requesting additional information, including schedules from sessions, a source of knowledge tells cnn. they're focused on whether sessions 'meeting took place on april 27, 2016, where then candidate donald trump was delivering his first major address. he attened a small vip meeting. this is part of it's broader counter intelligence investigation of russian interference in the election. now, i should add neither hill
or fbi investigators have concluded whether a private meeting took place. and they acknowledge if possible any additional meeting was incidental, anderson. >> so has attorney general sessions said anything about this? >> well, we reached down to the department of justice, and just a short time ago we got the following statement. i will read it word for word. it says the department of justice appointed special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter. we will allow him to do his job. it is unfortunate that anonymous sources whood credibility will never face public scrutry are continue to pedal false statements to the media. the facts haven't changed. anderson, that's their response to us. >> so if it's true, and again, we don't know, this would not be the first time that sessions disclosed a discussion in the
past. >> during his confirmation hearing, you remember on january 10, sessions testified he did not have any communications with the russians during the campaign. he said the same in a written statement to the judiciary committee. he did have two meetings. one at the republican national convention in july and one at his senate office in september. sessions then conseeded the meetings happened but just they were part of his senate duties and had nothing to do with the campaign. nonetheless, sessions was forced to recuse himself from the russian investigation. after that he was asked on march 2nd, whether there were any other meetings besides those two. and here was his response. >> have you met with any since you endorsed donald trump? >> i don't believe so. you know we meet a lot of people
so -- >> from those two meetings you discussed with the ambassador? >> i don't believe so. >> now, later that week when sessions updated his sworn testimony to the senate judiciary committee he acknowledged the two meetings with kislyak but did not mention any encounter. >> other breaking news the fired fbi james comey will indeed testify before the senate intelligence committee. we know approximately when and most vitally we know what he's expected to say or the general area of what he's going to say. it promises to be very big. cnn's jessica schneider joins us with that. the house issued subpoenas today. who were they to the. >> seven in total. four 067 them related to the russian probe. also former national security advisor michael flynn and both of their business entities.
those are the documents both men have been reluctant to turn over. and there were other subpoenas seeking information on the issue of unvailing. this all relates to the unmasking request made by former obama officials. so all of these subpoenas issued today as congress continues to ramp up all of their investigations. anderson. >> the subpoenas on the unmaskicing, i understand the house intelligence aides suspects that came directly from chairman devin nunes, but nunes recused himself from the investigations for now. >> you're right. and the fact that devin nunes has subpoena power despite removing himself from the russian investigation, that has the concerns. he can in fact unilaterally issue subpoenas, and one senior
aide tells us, those three subpoenas, that likely came from chairman nunes himself without any consultation with democrats. adam schiff, he talked about and said he wanted a committee vote on all subpoenas that were issued. but, anderson, in this case it looked like that didn't happen and chairman nunes issued these three unilaterally. >> what exactly are we expecting to hear? >> so the details, they're still being worked out. but sources, they do say that fbi director comey fired fbi director comey. he will once again go before the senate intelligence committee. and this time we're expecting he'll recount his run-ins with the president. if comey recounts that february 14th, meeting with the president, where the president allegedly asked comey to drop the investigation, sources tell us of course that comey wrote this all down.
and we do know that comey has spoken with special counsel robert mueller to work out the parameters of his testimony. it does look like that possibility will be the testimony will come from james comey some time next week. >> that means he's not going to be octalking about anything he learned as fbi director during the active investigation. he would limit his comments to what he believed the president was trying to convince him to do? >> that's right. we expect he'll stay away from innitty-gritty details of the russia probe and when the fbi is investigating now. our sources anticipate he'll talk about those interactionwise the president, the possible pressure he felt with the president. we know back in january the president asked for that personal loyalty. >> just one more question, we know there was a lot of reporting he had taken notes at
the time time and even written a memo, which people had seen and sources had talked about. do we know if he would actually read from those notes or would be allowed to? >> that remains the question here. if whether or not comey has actually seen these memose. it's unclear if he will take out these memos he wrote and read from them. it remains to be seen. we'll see next week. >> jessica, schneider, appreciate the update. want to bring in the panel. jason miller, legal scholar jay skeklo, and eli, let's start with you. how big is this? if in fact there was a meeting again, we don't know. there's a story it's being
investigating at the mayflower hotel that haept been disclosed. how big a deal is it? >> it's another part of a drip, drip, drip of revelations that have come out after the fact that officials didn't disclose meetings they had with the russian ambassador and with other people with ties to the russian government. ongoing investigations, multiple investigations into possible collusion with russia going back to the campaign and other investigations going on possible related to an obstruction of justice charge. we don't know which way it's going to go. there's still a lot of details that haven't come out. given where we're at in terms of the investigation, i think, you know, it could lead to just more questions and more pressure on the trgz and on attorney general
jeff sessions. this is happening when he's involved in the search for a new fbi director. >> obviously, again, we don't know if meeting took place. the reporting is now it's being investigated. if it did take place -- >> well, if it's a day ending why, then of course we have another leak. but we just don't know enough at this time. obviously news like this is a distraction. i think that's the reason why it was put out there. especially as president trump came back from his very successful trip overseas, and you can't notice the political motivations that are behind this. >> isn't that who it is? >> no, i don't know who the sources are, but these are
serious bricks in a wall, or turn the metfore around. i am certain that the president feels like the news is tightening a little bit. every single day there's another story that makes people out there wupder what was it they were trying to hide with the russians? what's going on underneath all of this cover up that caused people to freak out so much and failed to disclose all of meetings? i mean why did paul manafort change the rc platform? it starts back there. this goes back to why -- why don't we have an independent investigation? now, senate is doing a good job so far, then an independent investigation -- >> i would say the biggest development potentially in this whole case could be that jeff sessions already reaccused
himself. his deputy appoints mueller. that may end up being a definitive turning point if things go downhill for donald trump. because remember donald trump did not want sessions to recuse himself. he wanted him to stick it out. and once he did that, that opened the door for a special prosecutor. >> jay, jeff sessions describing conversations he had with the president about the russia investigation and any sort of pressure or what he believed was pressure from the president, do you believe the white house should be nervous? do you think it's appropriate that comey would talk about conversations he had with the president of the united states? >> i was with the president, and he doesn't think -- about your 18 bricks in a wall, you started the whole discussion, anderson, with due respect, with the
proposition if it took place with sessions. and then james comey comes up with a memo after the fact although he testifies in march and says what? we asked the question about political pressure about russia investigations. he said that would be extraordinary. and all of a sudden he has a memo after he has meetings with the president. >> so you think he's lying? >> hold it. i don't think he's a credible witness. if we're all being honest here, one of which was dramatic. he said there were tens of thousands of e-mails the fbi had to review. he made an announcement in the middle of an election, and he was criticized as i criticized him for doing it. but then what happened. we find out maybe less than a dozen. so this is not exactly what i
would call a credible witness. and i don't see any panic on the white house on the president -- i'll tell you what i see, an investigation that everybody wanted to see a special counsel and now there is one, and now the conflict is between the house, the senate, and the special counsel fch if the former fbi director wants to testify, he's got to be careful what he says also. >> phil, you worked with the fbi. jay was just saying he's not a credible witness. >> let's be clear here, we're talking about what the director of the fbi said publicly. he's not going to talk about investigations. the fbi has a tru-mind s hammer in this situation that the congress doesn't have. that is whether to bring in information across the street from the department of justice, about whether to bring inindictments against these vej. we don't know. >> would you allow your client to testify with what you just
said? >> no. >> would you uh-uh low your client to testify? >> first of all, i'm not a lawyer. i would not allow my client to testify. let's be clear -- >> jay we'd like to let people finish their thoughts because no one at home can hear us. so you can respond when phil is done. >> just two quick thoughts. i don't think the former fbi director is going to talk about investigations with people around the trump campaign. i think he's going to talk about many months later, his recollections and what happened with what happened in conversations with the president of the united states. one quick comment on jeff sessions because the conversation i've heard is not accurate. if you're in government, i didn't report that stuff all the time, anderson. i look at what they're talking about in terms of jeff sessions. it's one question. it's not whether he met a russian, it's whether that conversation was substantive.
>> so, jay, i want you to be able to respond but as someone who's not a lawyer, i'm asking you on a legal standpoint, could the white house make the claim it's inappropriate for director comey to be discussing that he and the president talked about privately based on executive privilege? >> where mean it certainly is an executive privilege issue. james comey is going to testify in public but he's not going to testify with a senate committee why? why in the world if we have a senate investigation, a house investigation, and now a special counsel -- why in the world, would the media generally make such a big deal when a lawyer suggests they're not going to comply with a request for the house and senate while there's a special counsel going. because if you're a lawyer, you know what you tell your client? no. we will assist, we will look at a subpoena and respond but this
idea of dueling investigations never works out really well for individuals involved. what i think here is james comey has to be very careful if he's going to start disclosing conversations, by the way, his version of conversations with the president of the united states when he under oath said he'd never felt under pressure. >> he testified to one thing once and then he said something different this time around. >> well, first of all, the fifth is not just a carte blanche to evade. it has to be applicable. it doesn't always apply to documents. to say the carte blanche would be erroneous. >> who said it was a carte blanche? >> well, i'm going to finish my statement and i'll get back to crow, sir. a good lawyer would, of course,
advise their client not to testify without adequate protections. that only makes sense. however,b here you've got the former fbi director who's been asked to testify to quite zreet points. and to that he may not have certain protection tuesday say, look, i'm not going to give you any information. there are constraints that would be appropriate. but since there are two investigations going on, one being criminal -- remember, the goal of the congressional investigation is to be able to figure out what laws are put in place to try to correct the issue that may have been? the criminal investigation is very different. it may or may not lead to criminal charges. but i refuse to just look at the credibility of a witness in a vacuum. it has to be -- >> hold on. we've got to take a quick break. we're going to continue this
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former fbi director james comey up coming testimony before the senate. back with the panel. jay, i wanted to let you respond a little. >> look, i think he's got to be very careful. he's under oath. he said he's never had political pressure to stop the investigation. and then he's going to correct his testimony again. so i think james comey is in a very unique and difficult position. the fact is this was a mistake of his own creation. he's the one that's had to correct his testimony three times. he's the one that lacks the krelt of the evidence. and i'm going to say something here just for the record, anderson. these metaphors about nooses and necks, they're not the right statement. you may fundamentally disagree with them wfrp but let's be
relir realistic, the president is not sweating over this. what exactly is collusion? what does that even mean legally? that's the fundamental question dershowitz has been asking. >> first of all, i don't know. he seems -- i don't know inpresident, but he certainly seems to be sweating. >> in my view, he wasn't. >> okay, well, why is he tweeting out disparaging comments about john brennen, of course. >> john brennen who said there's no evidence of collusion. >> well, these witnesses are all about honor and integrity and -- >> but, which witness said there was collusion between the trumpcome pain and thugzerize, which witness did you mention with tremendous credibility, which one said it? >> listen, i am just saying that before people testify like james comey, the strategy it seems on your side is to discredit these
men. let's let the investigation play itself out. i don't think as a human matter that discrediting these two guys publicly is a good strategy on your part. >> eli, just from a report's standpoint, in terms of what comey has to testify, he is going to have to be very careful. to jay's point, there is an ongoing investigation by special counsel. clearly, he's going to be clearing with mueller what's going to say. >> about the conversation reported what trump said, it would be nice if he could just let this flynn thing go. it is out there largely because of leaks that seem to have come if not comey, someone close to comey. and he does make a good point that the former fbi director by sort of getting over his skis by a couple of things, by entering
the political fray and being so conscious of his public appearance and impact of what he said, for an fbi director will strike a lut of people as sort of a partisan figure. now, robert mueller doesn't have that problem, but james comey does. and the president looks like he has something to hide, too, so i think less is more. >> matt, what's interesting is that the president who said james comey is a grandstander, you could make the argument and someone would make the argument to james point that the fbi director demanding there would be an open hearing, not a closed hearing, it does play into what the president said, that he wants the public attention. >> right. i think that james copy is an honorable guy. as everyone knows, he went to the -- to prevent what i think would have been a horrible situation during the bush
administration. he is somebody's who i think prides himself on being a boy scout. and it's interesting that actually that could be a fault of his, that he wants to be seen louis very honorable, decent person. and ironically, finally, i think that has gotten him in trouble. it does seem a little bit like he's a showboat. i do think he's an honorable person, though. and i think he came with a mission to discredit jamds comey. >> matt, do you think it's okay james comey is having discussions with special counsel as to what his testimony could be? you think that's a good thing? you think a witness is going to discuss with the special counsel what his testimony is going to be, you think that's okay? >> here's what i think is good -- >> matt, do you think it's okay? >> are you cross examining me?
you can't -- >> you know it's not right. >> you can't shut up. you talk too much, jay. you are a partisan hack. >> the partisan hack has argued -- >> you can't shut up. you can't shut up. >> matt -- >> is it okay with prosecutor se suculo, if i answer -- >> are you nervous at all about james comey coming forward and saying whatever he's going to say? >> no. and what i'm looking forward to next week is i want to see director comey answer the question of why when the supposed can sfrgz happened with the president, why didn't he go public at that time and tell everybody. as we saw last year he stepped forward with things happening in
the clinton world. the other thing i'm looking forward to drergt comey answering is he testified previously earlier this month and is asked him the question did anyone at the doj ever put any political pressure on you to stop doing something, why didn't he take the opportunity to say, you know, what, there was someone else? i think for all these people that are leaking these details out, has director comey instructed -- i'm a little bit concerned about how many of these people that might have information that's not on the public ground. >> just briefly, jay, you mentioned a couple of times you saw the president today. can i ask you in what capspy? i'm trying to get a russian -- out of turkey.
it's a similar kind of situation except a nato ally. we're trying to get a pastor out of jail. when i have conversation with an administration official, of course it's covered under executive privilege. but i view my role as a lawyer in the situation there's attorney/client privilege in these situations. but i was there advocating the release of an american citizen. he's been in jail for nine months in turkey. his wife was under investigation and after the coupe in turkey, they got picked up as part of a coupe sweep. i'm trying to get him out. the president has been very, very helpful. he asked the president to release him on multiple occasions, and i think we'll get him out. just ahead you say covfefe.
enjoy. sparking jokes. listen. >> do you think people should be concerned what the president mostest posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night and then stayed up for hours? >> no. >> why did it stay up so long? is no one watching this the. >> the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant. like -- >> what does he mean? >> what is covfefe. >> that really happened. instead of saying it was a simple typo or a mistake, spicer doubled down. this tweet from the president, i'm not sure what to say really, what does covfefe mean to you? >> maybe the president fell
asleep while tweeting last night. i assume he was going to write the word coverage. he was talking about fake news mead juand trying to disparage some of the reporting that's out there. this morning when he woke up and deleted that tweet, he sort of told all his twitter followers to figure out the meaning and enjoy. >> gloria, a lot of people have been enjoying. it's interesting you were reporting yesterday based on sources you talked to, people who talked to the president say he's just kind of angry, not trusting people around him, not happy with mup of anyone around him. does this tweet figure into that the. >> well, it kind of does, anderson. i mean imagine him home alone at the white house, it's midnight, and he's tweeting about his negative press coverage. and clearly he's obsessing about constant le, and even at
midnight, and then he is -- i don't know why he ended the tweet with covfefe, but he gave up essentially. but you can imagine him being alone and mad and feeling as though he has nobody to talk to when he has to do his own press. so then he started and then he stopped in the middle of it. >> it's interesting, david, the white house had 14 hours to come up with something and the best thing they could come up with is the president and a small group of people know what he meant. >> i mean this was just nuts to me. by sean spicer doing that, it seems to me the white house was actually trying to continue the covfefe conversation and the capable chatter, and the news chatter that they would much rather that be the conversation -- >> i think he was going to say to coin the covfefe. >> sorry, i was unfamiliar with
the usage of the word. but sean spicer explanation was say, hey, i'm going to throw a conspiracy into this, follow the president's lead and get reporters out there buzzing about it because it's a distraction. >> it's so interesting that the white house or sean spicer doesn't just say, you know what, it was a mistake. the president is a human being, and we all make mistakes on twitter. you just delete it or move on but people making mistakes, it seems like this white house, they're so stressed on everything being strong that any signf a mistake is a lack of strengthen. >> well, that's donald trump. donald trump -- i mean, you remember the campaign. donald trump never admit today a mistake. he never came out and said i apologize to any of my republican colleagues for calling them all kinds of names. he doesn't do that.
he doesn't do that. so what -- >> he did apologize of what he described as locker room talk. we won't go down that road again. >> well, he did, but this is president who doesn't like to admit mistakes. and so what tla try to do is kind of pull the press's leg. this is my interpretation at least, you guys are into conspiracy theories, here's another one to talk about, what's the conspiracy of this word? it's kind of ridiculous, but there is no admitting a mistake, there is no admitting that a meeting didn't go as well as you thought, there is no admitting that a relationship with angela merkel isn't anything about unbelievably good. >> david, what does it say to you about how the white house functions from the initial tweet to white house sean spicer's briefing? >> it say says to me how much
they are not in control of their destiny at the moment. here's a little distraction they want to keep pumping because of how other headlines have stalled legislative agenda swirling around them. and they can't get out and control it and sean spicer breathes new life into it. and to me it's an administration that doesn't know how to proactively get out there and sell the president's agenda. >> that would be what a press secretary would do, except not this one and not in this time. >> yeah, good covfefe, thank you. well, just ahead the president expected to put out the paris climate just as he promised on the campaign trail. his advisers are dweeply divide said on the issue. and later breaking news new
today's briefing white house press secretary sean spicer would not say whether the president decided to withdraw or fight climate change. if he does pull out of the deal, he will become the thud country to reject it. so the president earlier today that he's still hearing from a lot of people both ways. that's a quote from him. do we know how close he is to a decision? >> well, he also said he will make this decision very soon and make the announcement very soon. now, sources have told us that the president is expected to withdraw from this agreement. they're still figuring out the mechanism exactly for that withdraw. but it was sean spicer at the podium today, not on cam you,
telling him, and he wanted to be very careful nut to get in on the president with this. he just said when he does make a decision, when he does decide to announce it publicly, all of you will know. he deferred to trump as the ultimate decider. but he promised to pull out of this paris climate agreement, he's called it a hoax in the past, certainly a number of world leaders left their meetings with him abroad left feeling very disappointed. in that sense it wouldn't be a total shock when he comes out and make the announcement we're expecting, anderson. >> do we know who has the president's rear? >> it really splits the west wing. so we know for instance secretary state rex tillerson has been advocating for the president to stay in this agreement. we know ivanka trump has been
pushing the president to stay in it, rick perry. but there's a different wing, sort of a more nationalist wing pressing trump to keep it. and trump's epa strder scott pruitt has made a very similar argument to him. of course as you've seen time ask time again thl the words come out of his mouth, things can always change. and he does have a way of sort of moderating the things he's going to say and sometimes changing his mind completely. >> sarah, as we mentioned president trump vowed to pull out of it during the campaign. he said so repeatedly. >> the paris climate deal, and believe so much in the environment, believe it or not peek are shocked, we will cancel this deal so that our companies can compete. >> i will also cancel all wasteful climate spending
including all global payments to the united nationch. we're giving billions and billions of dollars away. we have no idea for what. we're going to fix our own environment. i've won many environmental awards. i'm not a believer in climate change. we want clean, beautiful air, and we want crystal clear water. it was 1890 they had the greatest flood. in 1904 they had the greatest rainstorm. look, it's weather. >> as a citizen donald trump has also called climate change a hoax. so if he makes good on what is a campaign promise, we're going to talk about what the potential fallout is and potential upside for his base. van joans served as the green jobs advisor.
van, if the president does decide to back out of the paris agreement, it was one of his campaign promises. it is what he ran on, and voters elected him. he said he was going to do this, and shouldn't come as a real surprise. >> whether or not he said he's going to do it or not going to do it, this is the dumbest thing you could possibly do. this guy says he wants to have america first. the one part of the economy that's growing faster than anything else in the economy, bar none, is our clean energy sector. we've got more people working today in solar than we have coal minors. we've got clean energy, smart batteries. this is a dynamic section. if we're going to be first, we should be first in this. why would the president of the united states people the rug out from under an american industry and hand this advantage now to germany to beat us in wind, for china to beat us in solar?
it's the dumbest thing you could possibly do. just talk about american workers, american jobs and invasion. it's totally nuts. >> jason, what do you think about that? >> you started off the segment saying, i think very correctly, we don't if president trump is going to withdraw us from the paris accord. right now myself and van are debating, we also support the environment. president trump supports the environment. and i think we're all on the same side here, that we want to make sure we be clean water and clean air, but we can't go and absolutely gut our economy and especially go and fight with both hands tied behind our backs while other countries sheet chooet on this -- >> but he said it's helping the economy, because it's a dynamic sector. >> i've seen studies out there,
it could cost the u.s. economy upwards of 400,000 jobs over the next 10 or 15 years. could reduce household earnings by upwards of $20,000 a year. so there are a lot of disadvantages. ask van, you don't actually think that china or india or russia are going to go play by the rules when we talk about the paris accord -- >> let me tell you what i do think. i think you're a smart guy, but you're not as smart as -- city bank is for it, the top ceos in america are begging this president please do not do this to us, and he is throwing them under the bus. in other words, you have an agreement that american captains of industry say this is great for us and donald trump to do on some crazy campaign promise apparently is going to go
going to go against american workers. >> we're waiting for the white house to give us the final word. and the president may come back and say, he is going to stay in the accord or go and revise it. but here's the thing that a lot of people who worked to elect the president is that we're going to dictate -- >> but that's not true! >> hold on. when you talk about the global climate fund, they try to raise $10 billion for it previously. the u.s. put up $3 billion. now they want to take that to $100 billion, even though we're only contributing 18% of the carbon emissions. so are we going to go and almost double, overpay our share? this is, look, the most cogent argument that i've heard so far, is that merkel and macron and some of these international allies in europe want to see us go and stay in it. but they're the same ones who are out trashing the president. >> there are so many things that you've said that are just wrong. and i can't even get to all of them. please listen to what i'm saying, folks at home. here's the reality. you have a situation right now where 100 plus countries are all
onboard with this. the united states is in a position to be the world leader of supplying this technology. americans -- people who put this thing together are not idiots. this is setting us up to win something. and this guy is coming in -- yes, there is a climate fund to help some of these poorer countries get onboard. all that's going to do is set them up to be our customers. i just can't believe -- >> but van, there's no enforcement mechanism. you understand my point. the point there is no enforcement -- >> but you're arguing two things. on the one point, we're going to be forced to do stuff, but on the other side, there is no enforcement mechanism, and each side can decide to not -- it's all voluntary. >> let me explain that. once the u.s. enters into it, since we're a country that absolutely follows the rule of law, we'll go through and pass rules and regulations to meet these standards, where i don't think these other countries will. i think that's very easily -- >> van, what about that point? >> here's the deal. that's not, in fact, true. this thing is a very flexible
agreement. there is not -- listen, you would be correct if we were talking about a treaty. this is an agreement. it's flexible. if it turns out we can't meet our targets, we can back out, we can move. but what it does is, and why american ceos are begging, please don't move the goalposts here, is it sets a clear standard for everybody and we can outcompete folks. germany, right now, is going to beat us on wind if we back away from this thing. china right now is -- they're already beating us on fabrication for solar. listen, can i not. i wish we had an hour to go on this. this is the most -- the biggest opportunity for jobs, innovation, and entrepreneurship in america. and the president of the united states is about to throw it under the bus, possibly. and it's wrong. >> we'll see what the white house decides, van jones and jason miller, thank you very much. up next, more breaking news. florida police release dash cam video of tiger woods' arrest on a dui charge. he says he was using prescription medicine and fell asleep at the wheel. we'll show you the video in a moment. and where i came from. i did my ancestrydna and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart.
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police in florida have released dash cam video of tiger woods' arrest on suspicion of driving over the influence on the holiday weekend. the golf legend was arrested on monday morning. he blames the trouble on prescription medication. rosa flores is in jupiter, florida, and joins us with details. what do we see on the tape that was released today. >> reporter: you know, anderson, it shows a very impaired tiger woods. it starts off with him having trouble getting out of his vehicle, then the police officer points out that one of his shoelaces is untied and tiger woods has difficulty figuring out which shoe is actually untied and then can't tie his shoelaces. so much so that the police officer says it's best for him to take off his shoes. then the officer asks him a few questions and tiger woods' speech is slow and slurred. take a listen. >> have you had anything to drink tonight? >> i don't know. >> are you sure? >> yes. >> 100%? >> 100%. >> okay. have you taken any illegal drugs? >> no. >> have you taken any medication? >> yes. >> what have you taken?
okay. do you remember what happened when my partner came up behind you? >> no. >> do you remember being asleep in the car? >> no. >> you don't? okay. >> reporter: then after that, the officer tells tiger woods, sir, you probably shouldn't be driving. anderson? >> the police conducted a field sobriety test. what do we see when he tries to complete them. >> reporter: you know, he has a lot of trouble. it starts off when the police officer asks him to put his feet together. he really can't do that, the officer says, closer. closer, please put your feet together. and he can't do that. then the officer asks him to follow a light with his eyes only. and the officer says, sir, you're not even looking at the light. then he asks him to walk in a line and he has a lot of difficulty doing that. and then finally he asks him to
say the abcs and tiger woods responds, uh, not recite the national anthem backwards? shortly after that, anderson, he is arrested on suspicion of dui. >> and he's obviously said that it was a prescription medication. it's, obviously, known that he's had back surgery. rosa flores, thanks very much. up next, there's more breaking news from washington, including another possible undisclosed contact between jeff sessions and russia's ambassador. again, it's possible, we'll tell you what our sources are telling us about an investigation. did you know 90% of couples disagree on
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two braeeaking stories tonight. word that fbi director james comey will testify before congress and say that the president pressured him on the russia collusion. and possible top contact between a top trump associate and russia's ambassador. if it did take place, it's another example of this incident happening. what have you lesh arned? >> democratic and hill sources and intelligence officials briefed on the investigation tell myself and my colleagues, jamie and shimon, that congressional investigators are examining whether attorney general jeff sessions had an additional private meeting with russia's ambassador during the presidential campaign. investigators on the hill are now requesting additional informat