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listed from 100. according to immigration services there is a 91% pass rate. let me know how you did by tweeting at me @fareedzakaria. thanks for being a part of my program this week. i will see you next week. hello, everyone. thank you for joining me p i'm fredricka whitfield. en the heels of the g-20 summit, americans still don't know who their president trusts. u.s. intel officials saying russia about slusolutousolutely president putin who said russia did not. president trump commented for the first time about his meeting in germany. trump tweeted, "it is time to move forward." some in the republican party are outraged. >> to forgive and forget when it
comes to putin regarding cyber attacks is to empower putin and exactly what he's doing. >> there has been no penalty whatsoever. time to move forward? yes, it's time to move forward, but there has to be a price to pay. >> why? why does there have to be a price? >> otherwise, he will be encouraged to do so again. obviously. >> meanwhile, the white house is applauding the overall outcome of the meeting with putin. >> there was significant substance. this is a very important, important for us to have discussions on substantive issues and i think the president handled it brilliantly. >> adding to the confusion and bewilderment on both sides of the aisle, trump's proposal to actually work with russia on forming a cyber security unit. >> this is like the guy who robbed your house proposing a working group on burglary. >> let's talk more about this, and what the president has been saying on the heels of his
meeting with president putin. bringing in cnn white house correspondent athena jones. >> reporter: hi, fred. this is very interesting, because we know that president trump did not have a press conference before leaving the g-20 and so there wasn't an opportunity for reporters to ask him about the discrepancy between the readouts from the russian side and the u.s. side after that two-hour-plus sitdown with russian president vladimir putin but he has taken to twitter to address some of these questions. you put these up on the screen. put them up again. he said this morning, i strongly pressed president putin twice about russian meddling in our election. evehemently denied it. i'm already given my opinion. and tweeted, putin and i discussed forming an impenetrable cyber security unit so that election hacking and many other negative things will be guarded. both of those are stunning statements for different reasons. the first, the president confirms he, what all sides
agree with, that he did confront president putin about russian meddling and said i've already given my opinion. a lot of folks have yet to hear and want to hear a much more definitive statement from the president that he believes that russia was solely at fault when it came to meddling in the u.s. election last year. that is the conclusion the u.s. intelligence agencies have come to, but we haven't heard that from the president in a definitive way. then he talks about having the cyber security unit. well, if the president believes russia was involved in meddling even if others were involved, why would it make sense to work with the russians on cyber security ji it b security? it boggles the mind. >> what other insight is coming from inside washington? >> you saw reaction from some republican colleagues. democrats responding. adam schiff, to the democrat on the house intelligence committee, one of the committees investigating the whole matter
of russian meddling had this to say. watch. >> how can we really believe that the president pressed putin hard when only the day before he was denying whether we really knew russia was responsible. what kind of a tough negotiator, and this is the way the president likes to portray himself, goes into a negotiation betraying his own position the day before? calling into question the probity of his own intelligence agencies? that just doesn't make any sense and then to say, okay. it's resolved, we can move on. i don't think we can move on. i don't think we can expect the russians to be any kind of a credible partner in some cyber security unit. i think that would be dangerously naive for this country. if that's our best election defense, we might as well mail our ballot boxes to moscow. i don't think that's an answer at all. >> reporter: and we know that adam schiff is not alone. marco rubio, another republican, also criticized the president. marco rubio, long arguing this
russian meddling issue should not be a political one. the next time it could be republicans in the cross hairs. he took to twitter saying partnering with putin on cyber security unit is akin to partnering with bashar al assad b on a chemical weapons unit. >> strong reaction there. this morning on cnn's "state of the union" dana bash spoke with former secretary of defense, ash carter. here's more of that interview. >> you have known vladimir putin since he was a low-level aide. >> yes, i did, do you think he can be a legitimate partner on cyber security? >> i -- the russians pulled out the old playbook. i've seen all this going back to russian and soviet days when confronted with something they've done wrong, ask for u.s. intelligence. old trick. propose a, would propose a
working group. in this case on cyber. this is like a guy who robbed your house proposing a workbook on burglary. it's they who did this. >> a mistake for the trump administration to buy it? >> i don't think they can buy it or that we -- that -- it's fine to talk to the russians about lots of things. it's never a problem talking to people. it's a matter of what you say. but in this case, this isn't just a matter of looking backward. this is a matter of looking forward. we're going to have elections in a year and a half. we -- there are state elections, municipal elections as well as national elections. elections in other countries. it's important that there be consequences for the russians in regard to this, and to me this is just a -- getting to your question about putin. a pattern with putin. in defense, this is why we thought it was so important to stand strong against russia in europe, put new u.s. formations in europe. write a new playbook for nato.
why i'm very skeptical about cooperating with russia in syria. why i think it's important that we recaptainize our nuclear arsenal because they're doing a nuclear buildup. a lot e dimensions to the russia problem. >> turning to another developing story. members of the president's team including donald trump jr., son-in-law, jared kushner and then campaign manager paul manafort met with a russian lawyer just last june, two weeks after trump clinched the prab nomination. trump jr. confirming the previously undisclosed meeting first reported by the "new york times." it's the first known meeting between some of the highest ranking members of the trump team and a russian during the campaign. cnn's global affairs correspondent elise labott is covering these new requedevelop. >> reporter: the supposed topic of meeting, ta too talk about a
program of adopting russian children ended by the russian government. it's important to look into why that program was ended. it was ended because of something called the mcnitschke act, a legislation against russian officials for human rights abuses. so this lawyer, natalya vesselnaskyia was trying to end russian adoptions and also known as someone in russia trying to get this legislation lifted. now, donald trump jr. said that the issue wasn't a campaign issue, and so the russian adoption thing, and it was never really followed up. the question is, why was paul manafort, the campaign manager, and jared kushner in the meeting? >> and what's the reply, if any, coming from the administration? >> well, you know, the chairman -- chief of staff, reince priebus, the president's chief of staff, downplayed it.
take a listen. >> why would donald trump jr., jared kushner and campaign manager manafort want to meet about russian adoption? >> listen, i have no idea, chris. you have to talk to them. however, talking about issues of foreign policy issues related to our place in the world, issues important to the american people like adoption is something that's not unusual. >> not unusual, fred, but the question is, goes back to, everything about why the trump campaign, why after the transition they were so interested in meeting with russian officials? russian individuals? and that's really the question that comes up. now, they say that this really had nothing to do with the campaign, but clearly that issue of russia still coming up, and the democrats -- the republicans are actually saying and a campaign spokesman for president trump's legal team said that this could have been democrats trying to make some -- the appearance of inappropriate
contacts, but they did accept the meeting and they did meet with this russian official, russian lawyer, known for trying to lift some very anti-government legislation, fred. >> elise labott in washington. thanks so much. meanwhile, u.n. ambassador nikki haley is weighing in on why she thinks the president wants a joint cyber security unit with russia. >> i think that we have to talk about cyber security not just with russia but with everyone. and, look, you are always going to see the democrats are repeatedly criticizing the president. that's unfortunate. republicans are going to criticize democrats. that's unfortunate. but let's just look at the situation. you now have a russian who's in charge of counterterrorism in the united states, a position the secretary-general gave russia, and then you also see that from a cyber standpoint, we need to get together with russia. we need to tell them, you know what we think should happen, shouldn't happen, and if we talk to them about it, hopefully we
can cut this out and get them to stop. it doesn't mean that we ought to take our eyes off the ball. it doesn't mean we ever trust russia. we can't trust russia and won't ever trust russia, but you keep those you don't trust closer to always keep an eye on them and keep them in check and that's what we're trying to do with russia right now. >> talk mob ar all of this now with cnn political analyst josh rogin, a columnist for the "washington post." cnn contradicter david fahrenthold, reporter for "the post" and tim stanley, historian and columnist for the "daily telegraph." good to see you all. david, we begin with you. let's talk about this rationale. that nikki haley was spelling out, keeping your enemies closer and thereby it makes sense to have putin/russia alongside the u.s. in this cyber security unit. your thoughts? >> well, nikki haley is always an interesting person to hear from because she often speaks from a totally different place
than the rest of the trump administration on russia. much more wary of russia and much more willing to confront russia than president trump himself or people underneath trump like secretary terry sail. hard to know what that means, keep russia close to learn what they're doing. you can understand the logic for that, but the way president trump described this very same partnership, sounds like something we would be sharing something we know with the russians. working together with them rather than sort of having a hot line to cut it out. it matters what actually comes of this, if anything does come of this, her working group seems very different than the one president trump described. >> tim, mixed messages on trust. haley saying, don't trust russia, but then some are saying that trump is sending a message that, you know, the u.s. should be trusting russia. this is the former cia director john brennan on trump undermining u.s. intelligence capabilities while at that g-20.
>> well, certainly it indicates he doesn't take the word of the intelligence community. doing it repeatedly in terms of public comments. two days before warsaw, questioned the competence they interfered. and raised questions of the u.s. intelligence community and capabilities. i seriously question whether or not mr. putin heard from mr. trump what he needed to about the assault on our democratic institutions of the election. he said it's an honor to meet president putin. an honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our election? to me it was a dishonorable thing to say. >> so, tim, were there confusing messages sent to world leaders? are they walking away from the g-20 and even, you know, reading tweets from the president this morning, saying not sure what's going on? >> three different perspectives, seems today. nikki haley saying that, we do
not trust russia, and so nothing's changed in terms of our relationship. there are the russians, sergey lavrov, suggesting that donald trump has accepted putin's claim there was no russian involvement in the election and then thirdly and finally, the president's view. ambiguous and shifts from day to day. one day, as in polpoland, russi definitely hacked, next day, he wants to work with the russians or cyber security. the most strange to understand is the president's, but it makes a bit more sense if you root it in the context of domestic politics. i suspect the reason why donald trump will not come out with a clear line either way with russia is because he's aware of the controversy back home. if the president were sow accept totally and unambiguously that russia interfered with the election, the implication is that russia interfered with the election to help him. and he cannot accept that. not only because that would be
politically damaging for him but i suspect also psychologically cannot accept that that is true. so what he's desperate to do is draw a line under it and move on. you know what? there are actual open investigations into this going on in america right now. even on an international level the president thinks he can create a new relationship with russia, this is something he cannot escape from. >> hmm. so, josh, even if there are have world leaders a little perplexed following the g-20, then the same can be said for some republican leadership. listen to senator lindsey graham just this morning. >> tillerson and trump are ready to forgive and forget when it comes to cyber attacks on the american election of 2016. nobody is saying, mr. president, the russians changed the outcome. you won fair and square, but they did try to attack our election system. they were successful in many ways, and the more you do this, the more people are suspicious about you and russia.
he's got a great national security team around him. he's doing a good job in afghanistan, north korea and isil, but when it comes to russia, a blind spot into forgive and forget when it comes to putin regarding cyber attacks is to empower putin and that's exactly what he's doing. >> so, josh, given what graham said, how much more difficult is it going to be this point forward for the president to win the cooperation, support of republicans when they see it this way? that he's missing the boat on the big picture here? >> yeah. i think republicans especially those who agree with senator graham have been trying to make a very clear point which is we need to separate the issues of allegations of collusion between trump's campaign and the russians from the serious vulnerabilities that exist in our political election systems that the russians are sure to try to exploit again. you know, we can sort of understand as tim said that the political realities of why the president and his team don't want to talk about this or maybe
wants to move past it, but there's a natural security vulnerability here that a lot of republican national security lawmakers are focusing on. that we need a two-pronged response. one of deterrence and one of resilience. if you don't punish the russians they won't be deterred from doing it again and if we don't bolster our own systems, anyone can do it in 2018 or beyond. those two things aren't happening and something that concerns republicans and democrats a s alike. >> the president saying two things, josh, move on, same time wshg with russia on cyber security? >> right. an example for this. the obama administration after the chinese totally vanquished our opm records and several other systems, they did sort of a two-pronged approach. went after chinese actors, prosecutions and had a summit with the chinese leadership saying we need a forum to discuss this and be able to communicate and build rules of the road, and that's a reasonable approach. we should be against talking to
the russians about anything, but at the same time, that's only one part of the strategy. the u.s./russian relationship is big, complex involved ukraine, syria, isis. everything else. we have to find a way to work with them on the things we can work with them and on sand stand up to their interference and mischief where necessary. >> and steve mnuchin said trump handled himself in that meeting brilliantly. his words. also that trump is purposefully being vague about the details of his meeting with putin. listen -- >> why would president trump broadcast exactly what he said in the meeting? strategically, that makes no sense. what he's broad cast and what -- >> he's already doing that on twitter, just not answering that question. >> i got it. which, why should he answer that question directly? he's made it very clear how he feels. clear that he addressed it straight on, and there was significant substance. this is a very important,
important for us to have discussions on substantive issues and i think the president handled it brilliantly. >> hmm. so, david, do you think the president thinks it's going to go away because of the way he handled it? or is he anticipating it's provoking more questions? >> i don't know what he thinks. it certainly will not go away. there's sort of two things happening here. one, the political question. how much is the american public or other lawmakers care about russia? that will only get greater after this. especially after what you saw from senator mccain, senator graham what president trump will do with the cyber security cooperation, one part. and the robert mueller investigation going on independent of politics. i don't think this will affect that much but ultimately the story of russia, questions about collusion and russian interference in the election, the question how that affects trump politically we can't know what that is until the facts mueller will ub covkov uncover.
certainly not ending soon for trump. >> tim, what does the president need to say, in your view, before anyone can move on? >> i'm not sure i know the answer to that, because it's all about choosing one particular strategic position and sticking to it. again, i'm trying to put myself in to the shoes of the president and see it how he's seeing it. werther you regard it as a mix of naivete or blue clear sky thinking, i suspect he thinks, why do we want conflict with russia? apart from the issues of ukraine and assad, e were share the same outcomes. what he means when he says let's move on. not about putting domestic politics aside but carving out a new strategic vision for the middle east and i don't think there's anything the president can say to satisfy supporters and certainly his critics.
one thing i found significant today, almost everyone quoted criticizing the president, this meeting with putin, has been a republican. trump not only has to have a conversation with the russians, but then a conversation with congress and the security agencies. he's having to have a conversation with his own party, and right now he seems at odds with them, and in tone, at odds with nikki haley. an important member of his own administration. >> yes, thank you all. after nearly nine months of battle that killed thousands, iraq's prime minister has announced mosul has been liberated from isis. live on the front lines of the war-torn city, right after this.
city from the terror group. the iraqi prime minister visited mosul this morning and gra congratulated his soldiers. isis fighters are still holding out in one neighborhood and you could see smoke rising in part of that city earlier today. cnn international correspondent nick paton walsh was in mosul less than two weeks ago or so. he joins us now. is this considered a victory? >> reporter: it is. we are still waiting for the announcement that the prime minister abadi's office made, tweeted when he arrived. he's touring the safer areas of mosul. the iraqi state television is in full celebration mode. no doubt that this is the moment they want the nation to see nap they have defeated isis. true, yes, there is still violence in the old city of mosul. a pocket of isis fighters holding out there, but it hasn't stopped iraqi soldiers from
erecting the flag very near the river that actually marks the back end of isis remaining territory in that old city there. we may hear that speech in the forthcoming hours an will give great comfort to many iraqis who have endured the three years and ten days since isis announced their so-called caliphate in the city of mosul itself that spanned iraq and syria, but while this is a moment in which a great weight is lifted off a nation frankly torn apart by almost 15 years of internal warfare here, there are still great challenges ahead, fred. you know, this really came around, isis, because of the sectarian divide between sunnis and shia. now shia is mostly running the military and government but the sunnis extremists gave comfort and association for isis. very much feeling more marginalized now and the other side of the line of the army
fighting isis. many deeply concerned healing has to happen fast and reconstruction and a lot of things here. right now we're seeing iraqi state tv pictures of the prime minister shaking the hands of fellow iraqis, trying to politically send a message this chapter is behind them, but everyone knows there are tough months ahead. >> indeed. nick paton walsh, thank you so much from erbil, iraq. bringing in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr and lieutenant colonel rick franc a francona. good to see you both. we haven't heard from the u.s. 0en this claim? >> reporter: a bit of behind-the-scenes diplomacy going on, fredricka. the u.s.-led coalition is waiting for prime minister abadi to make the official announcement. know he's out there, walking through mosul congratulating this troops, looking at what has been happening there. they want to give him that moment. once he comes out and makes an official statement to his
country, which is expected in the coming hours, then you'll expect to see the u.s. coalition come back also with its own statement. they will be very congratulatory to the iraqis and note there's a long road ahead. the reconstruction, ensuring security. gets iie isis other other areas iraq. >> colonel if truly liberated, what's the next step? >> as both nick and barbara said, there are pockets of resistance in the country remaining an they have to be taken out. a significant southeast of mosul and southwest of kirkuk called the awagea pocket that sits aside the main communication from baghdad to mosul. they have to secure that area. we'll see the iraqi army swing that way. we've already seen a lot of reconnaissance activity, movement of forces into that area. i think that will be the next battleground. not to take away from the iraqis have done. this is a big victory for the
iraqs, the necessary initial first step, but there are other areas they have to address. including this pocket, as i said, and importantly, the euphrates valley up to the syrian border. >> with all that, barbara, how will the u.s. military be utilized or involved? >> reporter: clearly the u.s. will take very much a leading role in overhead reconnaissance, aircraft and drones flying overhead almost constantly looking for isis targets, just as rick was saying. to go after them. you can have troops on the ground, but they're going to have to have aircraft overhead, patrolling these vast areas and look for the isis targets. securing strategic lines of communication. securing oil fields. making sure that isis isn't coming back. so look for that air activity, including air strikes to continue and look for u.s. special forces. u.s. troops. to be on the ground much closer to the front lines with iraqi
forces advising and assisting them, helping call in air strikes. helping them with intelligence. helping them maneuver the battlefield. the u.s. has taken a much more direct role in the months leading up to this today, to the liberation of mosul. expect to see that continue. >> and colonel francona, i want to ask about syria. the u.s., russia and jordan negotiated a cease-fire that went into effect today. what are you looking for to determine whether or not this cease-fire just brokered during the g-20 is in fact being honored? >> it isn't. we've seen artillery strikes continuing from the moment the cease-fire was announced until the time it went into effect and i suspect it won't last long. these things have a way of not happening. key here isn't the factor of the cease-fire itself. they're always good, but always get broke. the key factor, the united states and russians are talking to each other at that level to
try to get a political solution in syria. and i think that's the takeaway from this. the americans and russians actually talking to each other about the future of syria now seriously. >> for now, encouraged. >> i am. >> thank you both so much. appreciate it. all right. coming up, wildfires ripped through southern california destroying homes and forcing thousands to evacuate. we'll take you there live, next. . when i think about being related to thomas jefferson, it certainly makes me feel a sense of pride the tenacity of not only that he showed in his life but was given to me through the slaves that i'm birthed through as well. it makes me think that there's really no excuse for me in any area of my life to not be able to conquer anything. ♪
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remain. cnn's dan simon is in santa barbara county, california. two large fires are burning close to you. any indication whether firefighters are close to contains them? >> reporter: a very small level of containment thus far, fred. difficult terrain. cooler today. hopefully firefighters will be able to get an upper hand on this blaze. where we are. a boy scout camp, or at least that's what it was. you can see these burned-out vehicles. this camp had been around for 50 years, and really within a matter of minutes, just went up in smoke, and just a mess out here. you can see what was left of this home. it's just -- basically ruins. you can see a grill over there. we do know that, fred, hundreds, if nos thousands, of people have been evacuated in terms of these two fires in the area. you got hundreds of firefighters
here on the scene. we've seen the helicopters buzzing by trying to make some water drops, but, hey, it's that time of year again where you're talking about very hot temperatures and a lot of vegetation for these wildfires to rip through and what we're deal wig now in california, fred. >> sad situation. thank you so much, dan simon. and while many are protesting for a better life in venezuela, a max exodus of those looking for a better future. half are children. ahead, venezuelans trying to make life work. >> far away from home. no money, no school. better than what many are living in venezuela, even if here they feel invisible. manait's a series of is nsmart choices. and when you replace one meal
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brooke baldwin joins us from santa monica wearing a t-shirt, maybe one of your favorite shows "saved by the bell." tell us about this big beach party? what's going on? >> reporter: okay. we are gearing up for a huge six-hour party. it you're in l.a., please, come out today. it's all about "the's nineties." a special decade. i was in high school, college. remember the '80s? say anything action. this -- is the '90s. we're all about celebrating the '90s today. switch. all about the iphone now. how about this? was this pre-kind of pre-flip phone days? we're having fun at the santa monica pier. a quick lay of the land as doors are about to open here. anyone can come. a whole photo booth area. the part i'm most excited about, what's up, deejay? we're about to play, i've spent my entire flight out to l.a. thinking of my '90s play list, pearl jam, michael jackson, a
little tupac. dre. outka outkast, a little oasis. my list goes on and on. we want you to come out. all ahead of the big "nineties" original series airing tonight. before i talk about that, fred, you and i have interviewed different people, getting stoked for "the nineties." i talked to jaleel white, steve irkal. viewing for my family on friday nights. he told me, i didn't realize, steve irkal wasn't originally in the series but it was doing okay the first series. they brought him in, and the whole show, as we all know, blew up. when i talked to him, he talked to me about what he misses the most about the '90s. here is jaleel white. >> i was a very '90s kid. i miss the '90s myself. >> what do you miss the most?
>> oh, man. i mean -- that was such a big upswing in african-american film during that time. you know? jon singleton was like my hero. made "boyz in the hood." you know, i miss baggy jeans. i miss that people used to dance until they sweat. >> there's a lot to miss, but reliving it tonight again on the santa monica pier. show you this beautiful shot of the ocean. listen, twist my arm and send me to l.a., cnn, thank you very much. a whole screen. anyone in the area who wants to come, screening the episode today on the pier, 4:30 local pacific time. again, the episode that, the focus tonight is tv. so through the afternoon i've got sinbad. sinbad is coming out today. also wilson cruz from "my xa
so-called life." come on down and help me make a play list. >> help us remember the sweaty dance floors. cute. sinbad. >> and remembers dancing. >> perhaps sinbad will help us recall the first dvd that was created in 1995, since sinbad did a little of everything, acting, music as well. this is all about shows. i love that cell phone you were kind of holding up. what else will take us down memory lane if we come down to the pier in santa monica with you? >> this is fun. table fulls. the tease. board games. show you next hour. i don't know how cnn found light brite, girl talk. "operation." remember the game? you would put the -- >> yeah! >> that was in the '90s. that's out here. they have some kind of candy from the '90s.
i'm all about music. they've got the deejay. able to get our favorite tunes in, in the '90s. >> i like it. >> multiple t-shirts cnn has given me. all about "the nineties." 6:00 eastern, 9:00 pacific. >> join you on the beach via satellite, television. everyone else in southern california, make your way to santa monica to join brooke. thanks so much. see you soon. >> come on down. >> airs 9:00 eastern time right here on cnn, "the nineties." so much more on the "newsroom" right after this. so we know how to cover almost anything. even a swing set standoff.
russia. we can't trust russia and won't ever trust russia. >> the president absolutely did not believe the denial of president putin. >>s he's made it very clear how he feels. he's made it very clear that he addressed it straight on. so while his administration is out front today trying to clarify the meeting between russian president vladimir putin and president trump, trump himself has not made it clear what he believes. this morning on twitter, president trump commented for the first time about his meeting with putin at the g-20 summit. trump tweeting, it is time to move forward. quote/unquote. with russia, and some in the republican party are outraged. >> to forgive and forget when it comes to putin regarding cyber attacks is to empower putin. that's exactly what he's doing. >> there has been no penalty whatsoever. time to move forward? yes, it's time to move forward, but there has to be a price to pay. >> why? why does there have to