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japan showed a government warning saying the missile had passed over northern japan. the white house says president trump has been briefed on the situation. so what is the latest on this launch? what do we know about it? >> reporter: the south korean military announced that this had been launched around 7:00 a.m. local time here, that it was fired east over the japanese island of hokkaido. nobody hurt, no damage reported. and this is essentially the second time in less than two weeks, three weeks, rather, that it appears that north korea has fired a missile over japanese territory. this also comes less than two weeks after north korea conducted a nuclear test, what is believed to be its sixth nuclear test and just days after new united nations sanctions were imposed on north korea in response to carrying out these tests and continuing to develop its ballistic missile technology. the south koreans have responded in a way that we haven't seen thus far. they announced that they fired
their own intercontinental ballistic missile they claim nearly simultaneously in response to the north korean missile launch. and this is not the first time that the south koreans have conducted live fire missile and military tests just this week in response to the escalating tension. they also fired an air to surface missile, tested that this week. a missile that can be fired from a jet deep into north korean territory across the demilitarized zone. so ongoing ratcheting up of tensions here, anderson. and just hours ago the south korean president moon jay in, he spoke to our own paula han cox and he said that despite this ongoing tension and the most recent nuclear test, he does not believe that south korea should accept any arsenal or develop nuclear weapons here. he says that this would probably lead to a nuclear arms race, and this would not be good for the peninsula. you have the bizarre situation
where north korea continues to threaten not only the u.s. and japan and south korea, threatening to drown all of these u.s. allies in a sea of nuclear fire, but you also have the south korean president continuing to talk about hopes for peace with south korea's neighbor to the north. >> we're expecting remarks from president trump on this anytime. we'll obviously bring you those. thanks very much. we'll continue checking with you throughout the evening. meantime, president trump surprised reporters today when he once again expressed his belief that there is some moral equivalent lessons between neo-nazis and white supremacists and those who showed up in charlsville. on air force one today he was asked about his meeting with republican senator tim scott in the wake of the president's comments last month. you may remember scott said the president compromised his moral authority. well, today the president said he and zot had a great meeting, but then he rurpd to the controversial comments he made
in the days after charlottesville, saying that there were bad people positive both sides of the violence. he made no mention of neo-nazis today. he focused on counterprotesters who call themselves antifa. >> i think especially in light of the advent of antifa, if you look at what's going on there, you know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also and essentially that's what i said. now because of what's happened since then with antifa, you look at, you know, really what's happened since charlottesville, a lot of people are saying, in fact, a lot of people have actually written, gee, trump might have a point. i say you've got some very bad people on the other side also, which is true. >> let's just unpack the president's comments for a moment. because once again he appears to be draulg some sort of equivalent lessons between racists and members of antifa. now, certainly people in antifa have embraced violence. that's not defensible but the only reason there were
counterprotest is because of all the nazis who descended on the city. not just that there was violence on many sides, not just that there were bad people on both sides but previously the president actually said that there were fine people, very fine people on both sides. and he particularly referenced a rally that took place on friday night in charlottesville, the night before all the violence. we're going to play what the president said last month. >> jews will not replace us. jews will not replace us. jews will not replace us. >> so that's the rally friday night, the day before the violence. and the president was talking about that march by hundreds of neo-nazis and white supremacists with torches chanting jews will not replace us in blood and soil which is an actual nazi slogan. this is what the president said about that rally.
>> excuse me. excuse me. you had some very bad people in that group, bt you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. you had people in that group, excuse me, excuse me, i saw the same pictures as you did. you had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and then renaming of a park from robert echlt li to another name. there were people in that rally and i looked the night before, if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of robert echlt li. i'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. the following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people. neo-nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. but you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest -- i don't know if you know, they had a permit.
the other group didn't have a permit. so i only tell you this, there are two sides to a story. i thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country, a horrible moment. but there are two sides to the -- >> so that's what he had said last month. we spoke to the reporter who was at that torch lit rally. i asked her if there were good people there and she said, quote, no, that everyone who was there knew what they were doing. perhaps it's a sign of progressor perhaps he's just trying to rewrite his own remarks r reinvent his reaction. senator scott had this to say about the president's comments today on air force one. quote, that's who he is. it's who he has been, and i didn't go inthere tochangewho he was. i wanted to inform and educate a different perspective. i think we accomplished that and to assume that immediately thereafter he's going to have an epif asian is just unrealistic. that's who he is. it's who he has been. it's who he was on the death heather higher was killed and he
said this. >> but we're closing following the terrible events unfolding in charlottesville, virginia. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. on many sides. it's been going on for a long time in our country. not donald trump, not barak obama. it's been going on for a long, long time. >> on many sides. that's who he is. it's who he has been. it's who he was two days later when he finally denounced neo-nazis and white supremacists and the tweet was the day after that when he talked about the very fine people somewhere amongst all those racists carrying torches chanting jews will not replace us. it's who he is. it's who he has been. joining us now, van, why bring this up? i mean, you know, the question to the president was about this meeting with senator tim scott. the president seemed to
immediately very quickly after saying he had a great meeting and praising scott go to kind of a revisionist take on his comments. >> it doesn't make a lot of sense. i know senator scott very well. he actually went there with an gd about jobs. he went there with an agenda about putting people to work. the trump base needs jobs and frankly the democratic base needs jobs. he went there on a peace building mission and for some reason the president then just goes right back to talking about this horrible moment. he doesn't say anything about the young woman who was murdered. there was only one side that was using isis terror tactics, mowing people down, murdering people in broad daylight, only one side embracing nazism and for some reason he doesn't want to talk about that. and i just felt so bad for senator scott, because i know his heart he was doing something good and it turned into another
circus. >> gloria, the president's comment is that a lot of people are saying and people have actually written gee, trump might have a point. it's familiar refrain the people are saying kind of phraseology. >> it's just that this president cannot admit that what he said was wrong, that he made a mistake. he can't get out of his own way on this. and on lots of other things, anderson. and so in answer to a question about senator scott, he felt the need to go back over his language and his statements because he had to prove to people that in fact he wasn't wrong in the first place. and, you know, when senator scott came out of his meeting with the president, he made it very clear. he said he, meaning the president, certainly tried to explain what he was trying to convey. and that is what he did again today, because he can't just
come out and say i misspoke. i was wrong. i didn't get the whole picture. you know, there is no comparison between white supremacists and anybody else. so i just think it's who he is as you were saying. >> reverend scott as a supporter of the president, do you think he's right to continue to insist that both sides are to be blamed for the violence in charlottesville? >> for the violence, yes, he is right. if you went to charlottesville with the intent of espousing white supremacy, you're dead wrong, a 100% wrong. but if you went with the intent to violently oppose this march, you're wrong as well. now, there are two wrongs. one member a worse wrong, but if you told yourself i'm going to support white supremacy, you're wrong. and so what he was saying -- but the wrong was in respect to violence. the wrong was not in respect to the purpose of -- there was not two wrongs in respect to the purpose of the assembly, but in respect to violence, there were
two wrongs. there was violence on both sides. >> van. >> i've gotten a chance to talk to some of the people who were there, including people who are quite well-known people, and they said that had it not been for some of the anti-fashionist counterprotesters, more people might have been killed. in other words, i think that p antifa has a very bad pr problem now. i don't know. they should have just called them anti-fasist. nobody knows what that means and then they went there to try to protect people from violence. some of them may have dpot enout of hand, but i don't think that we've given enough credit to the people who actually came away saying that they would -- that more lives would have been lost had there not been a protected shield from those counterprotesters. >> with all due respect, van -- >> reverend scott, let me ask you, when the president said that there were very fine people at that neo-nazi rally on friday night when hundreds of young men were marching with torches,
chanting blood and soil, which is an actual nazi slogan from the 1930s, the president says there were fine people there, just peaceful, do you buy that? >> don't try to take me back to charlottesville. we're talking about what he said about being bad people -- >> i'm not trying to take you back any wrr. >> readdress that -- >> i want to know what you're doing is you're not actually listening to my question. my question is today the president didn't mention that previously he had said that there were fine people -- >> he mentioned the fact that -- >> he's pretending he never said that today. >> i can't say he's pretend tg he never said that simply because he did not bring it up. >> he didn't acknowledge it -- >> but he shouldn't are had -- >> you don't want to answer that question. do you believe there were very fine people amongst these neo-nazis chanting jews will not replace us? >> no, i don't. i also believe that there were bad people on both sides. >> i hear you on that one. >> and i believe antifa has a lot of bad people, that antifa
needs to be named the black shirts or masks or something because you're trying to act like antifa was a bunch of peace loves who were simply there to start violence. antifa was the architect of violence and they're trying to suppress free speech of this country by nobody who is right leaning. >> nobody wants to condone the violence of antifa. so let's just set that aside. >> i'm not setting it aside. >> well, but the question that we have here -- >> if we set that aside, we have to set president trump's comments aside. >> let her finish her thought because nobody can hear anybody -- >> the question is whether there's some kind of eclifance between the kkk, white supremacists and all the rest who for decades and decades and decades have been torturing people, have, you know, been killing people, the nazis, for example, and antifa.
setting aside antifa -- okay. we don't condone the violence. it's this kind of false equivalency that is creating such a stir. >> i don't think there's a false equivalency. >> if the president could just come out and say i didn't mean to say that these were somehow equal doses of evil, that would go a long way. >> but as far as the violence is concerned, there are equal doses. and the reason you can't equate -- or you can equate antifa, you said you can't -- antifa is a new group. they're a new group. violence is violence. you can't say well, the violence from the kkk is worse simply because they're white supremacists. >> how about the nazis? >> same difference. you can't say that a but from a nazi does more damage than a but from antifa. you can't say that. >> reverend, i think that what
-- it's almost like you're taking on a straw person argument. >> no, i'm not. >> a strawman argument. here is the deal. there wasn't -- you said somebody went there to bust a crackers head. i didn't see anybody saying that kind of a thing. i think they said they didn't want nazis there with guns and torches attacking people. maybe you saw it different. >> yeah. some people from antifa did show up armed. they had weapons with them. you don't go with weapons with a peaceful intent. >> well, hold on a second. reverend, i think it's a very important point because i think people are getting kind of confused. here is what i saw. you had people who were nazis who were armed who were going with torches into a city. i think if nazis marched into your neighborhood, marched on your house and you came out with a sidearm and said, hey, get away from here, you're a nazi, you've got women's, you've got torches, back up, i don't think anybody would call you violent,
sir. i think people would say you are correct to try to protect yourself from nazis. that people don't have a right to defend themselves against nazis? i don't understand what you're saying. >> if i heard that the nazis were marching across town and i armed myself and went across town to prevent their march, then i have evil intent. if they're walking across my grass is one thing. how is it self-defense if i come to you and you don't come to me? >> if nazis, we have seen this -- >> how many gunshots went off at that meeting? how many people got shot by a whooil white supremacist? >> a woman was murdered. >> how many people were shot by a white supremacist? how many guns went off? how much gunfire did we hear? one person was run over by a car. you're absolutely right. and that was horrible. if that's the case, then anybody that drove up there went with a weapon, then.
>> reverend -- >> by your thoughts. >> if a nazi is coming to my house to kill me as occurred as we all know. >> this hypothetical is -- >> and we all know there is a right to self-defense. and i mean, i'm sure you agree with that. >> these hypotheticals that you're saying are not -- that's not what happened. nazis have been marching -- >> historical reference here. >> nazis have been marching in america -- i mean, white supremacists have been marching in america, the clan for over a hundred years. they marched all through the obama administration. the only thing that brought attention to it is because is it happened on president trump's watch. >> i want to give you the -- >> yes, nazis have been watching and liberal groups like the aclu have been protecting their march. what has changed is them showing up fully armed with torches and the level of threat that we were putting forth. listen, i'd love to have this
conversation with you further. i think something has changed with regard to the white supremacist right that's very dangerous for everybody and we've got to have a better conversation about it. and i wish the president were leading. >> i appreciate everybody being with us. coming up new reporting tonight about how the president berated and humiliated attorney general sessions after a special counsel was appointed. later, the latest on florida's long road to rory after hurricane irma and what has happened with tropical storm jose which is expected to become a hurricane again and now could come closer to the united states. we'll following that as well.
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for attorney general was one of the worst decisions he had made. "the new york times" michael submit and maggie haberman ahave the by line on this. i mean, this is quite -- i mean, it's kind of unbelievable reading this piece. we'll get to the humiliation part of this in a second, but you write that the president said the attorney general should resign which is basically the last option short of firing him. why is sessions still the attorney general? >> sure. i mean, it's as you say it's an important point it's the last option before firing him because as we know the president doesn't actually really like firing people. what happened was this was a may meeting in the oval office. they were interviewing or discussing potential candidates to replace james comey who the president had fired days earlier. while they were in the middle of this meeting there was a phone call from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein saying that he had named robert mueller as a special counsel. the meeting in the oval office then resumed with this news and the president unloaded his anger
and frustration at jeff sessions in full view of others, called him an idiot, said he was one of the worst mistakes he had made, said he should resign and i think we're clifg giving you the cliff notes here. sessions was deeply upset, said he would resign. left the oval office. was somehow intercepted. mike pence played some role in trying to defuse the situation. the president declined to accept the resignation. the president was also told by several advisers this is just going to be devastating for your presidency if you fire jeff sessions in the middle of this or let him leave this way. and so things calmed down and then they heated up again in the middle of july where the president again was training his sights on jeff sessions. things seem to have gotten better in recent weeks, but they're never going to be the way there were. he stays because he gave a safe senate seat to serve in this
administration. he was one of the earliest supporters of president trump in the campaign and he has clear policy views, whether people adpree with them or want. he does have a program that he wants to impact on legal and illegal immigration, and that's what he's been really focused on. >> and he's also making changes at the department of justice which hasn't gotten a lot of reporting and the president would say he's the worst selection that the president had made because he's actually one of the people who is actually executing the president's agenda pretty quickly within the department of justice. >> that's exactly right. and he certainly has -- they share certain platforms and have for many months. i think an important word that i didn't mention before that the president used about sessions in that tirade was he described him as disloyal. the president had said to us in a times interview on july 19th to michael submit and my colleague peter baker and me in the oval office that sessions recusal, he was upset about it and he made clear that he was upset about it. we had already all reported that, but there he was saying it to us.
and he then said it was quote, unquote, very up fair to the president to do that. this business of loyal took it a particular further. and i think that while the president has actually said a lot of this publicly in terms of what his thinking was and, you know, why he was upset and where he was under various aspects of this probe, the question of loyalty is going to be something that you will see investigators honey in on in the coming weeks. >> yeah. that theme of loyalty, yank houms we've heard it, whether it's demanding hoilt from jim comey. you also had reporting not long ago about the president yelling at his chief of staff, retired general john kelly who told people that he had never been spoken to like that in 35 years of service to this country. >> i think the president and you and i have covered him for a while has a very flash temper, and he has always been said, you know, by people who work for him to be this sort of split screen built into one person of somebody who can be charming and funny and engaging and at times warm to people and who can also
be jarring and demeaning and cutting. and people who are the closest to him and who work for him the longest in subordinate positions can end up feeling the brunt of that the most. >> and just back to the encounter with the president and the attorney general, it happened in may. and under the cloud of the russia investigation. then fast-forward to september. the attorney general last week was tasked with announcing the end of daca and now in the past 24 hours the president seems to have undermined that, tough stance on immigration which you report is a major reason that sessions stayed on the job. >> certainly one of them. there are many other issues related to immigration that jeff sessions has been focussing on, but that was a key one that he had worked on for months. he told people he was very frustrated. our colleague also credibility to the story on this. he was very frustrated by the tweets from the president last week that one of which was done at the behest of house minority leader nancy pelosi, which was, you know, toxic to sessions. look, we're not really clear where this is going on daca. the program is ending as it is now. it is really important for people not to confuse the
president's tweets with what has actually happened with this policy and how hard it would be through some executive action to retore is given that the department of justice has said it's unconstitutional. but what they are working on in terms of this d.r.e.a.m.ers act deal is not what jeff sessions signed up for and i think that's going to play out interestingly. >> we're going to cover that next. you heard maggie talk about the attorney general's decision to stick around. after today some might be saying it's hard to figure out exact lg what this president wants to accomplish with immigration. a lot of people in waushtd scratching their heads tonight. kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin trusted advice for life.
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confusing with contradictory statements from the president himself. jeff zblel asian joins me now from the white house to try to make break it all down. the president met with democratic leaders and now the d.r.e.a.m.ers may get to stay. how did we get from paint a to b? >> what we are seeing in real time is a shift in strategy not only in how it's trying to do business by working with democrats but also in immigration strategy. if there was one piece of consistency from president trump candidate trump it was on immigration, building the wall. he said specifically today that he prefers to help the d.r.e.a.m.ers before the wall, in that order. but that sparked outrage from republicans from conservatives, so he was in florida today looking at hurricane destruction. he sought to explain it like this. >> we're not looking at citizenship. we're not looking at amnesty. we're looking at allowing people to stay here. we're working with everybody, republican, we're working with democrat. i just spoke with paul ryan. he's on board. everybody is on board.
>> well, he said everybody is on board, but that was not quite true. speaker paul ryan, in fact, just about an hour after the president made those comments he said this is not an agreement. this is just the beginning of a discussion here. anderson what we're seeing is another example of the president trying to avoid the divisions inside this republican party by getting democrats to push republicans along with him. now, there is a lot of support for the d.r.e.a.m.ers legislation to hold on to those 800,000 young undocumented immigrants here. the president is still facing considerable bellow back from h -- >> that seems to be undercut by then him going ahead and meeting and sort of hammering out something with nancy pelosi and senator schumer. >> it's actually part of that deal, though, i think anderson,
because he believes and the white house believes and the new chief of staff john kelly believe that left to its own devices, republicans in congress may do nothing on this, because the divisions are so raw on the republican side of this immigration debate. so they know they have to get democrats in line with them. but the president explained in ways we have not yet heard when he was flying back on air force one his new governing strategy and how he's dealing with republicans. take a listen. >> we have to get things passed and if we can't get things passed, then we have to go a different route. but they have to get things passed. if the republicans don't stick together, then i'm going to have to do more and more. and by the way, the republican party agrees with me. the people out there definitely agree with me. if they're unable to stick together, then i'm going to have to get a little help from the democrats. >> so we're in new terrain here trying to get some help from the democrats, but the reality here is yes, they support the d.r.e.a.m.ers. there's still one issue, the massive border security that he talked about. the democrats will not include a
wall in that. but what does that contain? that's the debate coming up in the coming weeks in washington. >> and jeff, i don't know that anybody should be too surprised by this during the campaign then as a candidate donald trump kept saying about getting people together in a room, working with democrats, working with republicans. so i mean, certainly he's not all that ideological or certainly not to the extent that he's not willing to in this case, you know -- >> well, he's been a democrat, independent and now a republican. on immigration i think that's the biggest surprise that he's willing to make a deal here. >> thanks very much. want to get reaction. jorge, the fact that president trump seems to be moving closer to a deal with democrats on daca, i'm wondering what your reaction when you first heard this was. >> my first reaction was that d.r.e.a.m.ers are incredible. these are incredible kids and look what they've done. for years they've convinced president barak obama, they convinced him that he had the authority to give them daca.
that's what they did. they changed a president's mind. and now it seems that they're doing exactly the same thing with donald trump. i find it incredible. when we're talking about d.r.e.a.m.ers, we're talking not about gang members from ms-13 or criminals. we're talking about doctors and attorneys and professors, people who are incredibly smart. so i want to work with him. i mean, the d.r.e.a.m.ers are my heroes. this is really incredible. they changed president obama's mind and now it seems they're changing president trump's mind. >> does anybody really want to throw out good and educated young people who have jobs. really they have been through our country by no-fault of their own. that sounds like a democrat saying that. >> it sounds like a d.r.e.a.m.ers, right? i mean, that's a tweet that could have been written by any
d.r.e.a.m.ers and that's exactly the argument what they've been saying. on average the dreamers are about -- they came to this country when they were about six years old and i know that many people are calling that an amnesty. i don't think it's an am nis yes. it's forgiveness. that's what we do. >> obviously he's far from having a deal. there's a lot of skepticism. congressman steve king tweeted trump base is blown up, destroyed. no promise is credible. do you think if the president moves forward on this he can continue to have the support, the unwaiving support of the base which he's had up to now? >> well, except for this, anderson, donald trump has been the most anti-immigrant president in decades. so he might lose part of his base, but when he criticized mexican immigrants for being criminals and rapists and when he wants to ban muslims from entering the country and then he
changes his mind, time after time he's been really anti-immigrant. this is the only news that i've been hearing from donald trump in months which seems to be a little sympathetic to immigrants in this country. so he might lose a little bit of his base, but at the end it's the right move and the right thing to do. >> about the wall, where do you think the president is on this, because the president said this morning that we're doing, quote, new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, which is obviously not building a new wall, which is what he ran on and was the bedrock of his campaign. he's talked about, you know, the wall will happen, but not right now down the road and then we'll figure out the funding for it later on. i mean, if he does not follow through, obviously you think the idea of a wall is ludicrous, if he does not follow through, though, wasn't that a central tenet of his campaign? >> it was. and it's quite a different
speech right now that we're hearing. i think president trump understands very clearly because of the mexican government has been very clear and not publicly but in private that mexico won't pay for that wall. and then if he wants to spend -- i think he gets it. if he wants to spend 15 billion or $20 billion on something, don't use it on something as useless as a wall. it really doesn't help at all. nobody wants illegal immigration. i agree. it doesn't make any sense to spend that much money on a wall. >> it certainly seems like and i think that's one of the things that so many republicans are upset about that whatever decision is made on daca on the so-called d.r.e.a.m.ers that the wall would be a part of that part of the negotiation. it seems like the president has agreed to taking that and just pushing it just down the road which i think is why so many republicans are kind of stunned. >> exactly because i don't think -- one of the conditions that
the d.r.e.a.m.ers have been expressing constantly is they don't want permanent protection in exchange for the wall. the wall really doesn't help. there's really no invasion of mexicans coming to the united states right now. the undocumented population has remained stable at about 11 million. that hasn't changed in a decade. more mexicans are leaving the united states than coming to this country. so there's no invasion. and if you want a wall, why do you need a wall? now politically i understand it's complicated for president trump, but i think by supporting the d.r.e.a.m.ers, he's doing the right thing. he's supporting the most vulnerable. and if he wants to show his big heart, this is the moment to do it. absolutely. >> jorge ram owes. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> up next, a search warrant issued multiple investigations launched at a nursing home where eight residents died in the aftermath of hurricane irma. we'll get you an update. and guess what, tropical storm jose has changed course again. could hit the united states after all. we have the latest forecast coming up. not here to sit idly.
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. across florida with temperatures continuing to hover around 90 degrees cries are racing to restore power. we've been getting some new data about those who are still in the dark tonight without air conditioning. tonight was just less than 2.2 million and the task of getting the power back on can certainly be a matter of life and death. there are multiple investigations into the deaths of at least eight nursing home residents in hollywood, florida. you may remember from yesterday the nursing home confirms there was a power failure. many questions, among them why did no one raise the alarm until it was too late.
there was a hospital just 50 feet away. how could this happen with that hospital so close? so what are the new developments about what was reported and when at this nursing home? i mean, do we have a timeline of when the power went out and when it was reported? >> reporter: well, the different entities are saying different things. i can tell you just now in the last couple of minutes or so, we know a warrant to search the premises had been issued. but it hadn't been served yet. so it may be served now. the facility is saying that they were in contact with florida power and light to try to get a broken transformer back up and running so that their air conditioner could get to work. why one would call the electric company is if you have a 911 issue is a giant question that's still hanging out there. the state agency that manages
and works with these sort of facilities says that they were -- they had multiple opportunities before the storm, during the storm and after the storm to raise their hand and say they had an issue and that nothing was ever said to them about the power being out and certainly not that the air conditioners were a problem. they did report that the power was out to an extent, but that it had not affected their air conditioners until after the evacuations had begun. hollywood police now are investigating, serving search warrants and talking to members of the staff here, trying to get to the bottom of it. all that while people who had their loved ones in this facility are starting to speak out. >> we saw our elderly away. they're a cash crop. it's not necessary. that's my mother. somebody's mother, somebody's sister, somebody's father. it's not -- they're not dollar signs. >> now, the state of na has also had several other homes that
have been evacuated because they also had no electricity. so far no deaths there. but eight deaths here are being investigated as part of this incident. another 39 individuals have been hospitalized, and that death toll could go up. >> miguel, i just mentioned there's new information how many customers are without power, nearly 2.2 million. what's the latest on when that's going to be restored? >> reporter: well, it seems to be moving in the right direction. fpl saying that they have restored service to all 263 of their sub stations, kind of their backbone, basically of their system here. two days ago there were 6.6 million without electricity. now 2.2 million. they're saying east coast for the most part will have electricity by this sunday, west coast of florida by next friday. >> thanks very much. out in the atlantic there's still a prosecutes jose. it's examine wanted to strengthen and become a hurricane again. the problem is it has shifted west towards the united states. the question is are we in its
path. what are the-month-old z showing at this point? >> well, we thought it would be well into the open waters of the atlantic by now. jose was quickly on the heels of irma and after irma smashed into the islands, 24 hours later jose was a category 4. so they had warnings. it didn't make a direct hit. but the last couple of days it has been spinning. but now it has steering current. let's take a look at the spaghetti plots. bringing it up off the coast of carolinas. but then some of the models bring it very close to the north east. we do believe it will pull away. some of the model don't go out that far. the european model in blue and now in red come the u.s. model. they're in agreement. it's a hurricane. it makes its way up dangerously close. the u.s. model a little closer to the coast and then they pull away. so let's look at the national hurricane center's forecast and it keeps it as a category one. it was a hurricane this morning.
lost a little strength. tropical storm think it will be a category one by tomorrow afternoon and keeps that strength all the way northward. so i think the biggest issue right now, these are wave heights. we'll probably have some large swells, maybe even some beaches closed this weekend. but as it gets closer to the north korea, we could have coastel erosion, jersey coast maybe some nodding, pushing this north east wind into the sound so sut water may make it all the way down new york. i think we're going to have a problem with some air travel. >> i understand there are a couple of other tropical storms forming further out that may need to be watched in the come days. >> yeah. absolutely. we've got a couple tropical waves. they're going to develop. 70% chance to develop. the next names will be lee and maria. lee's track is dajous for the next five days. takes it towards the islands once again. the good news we are past the
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treasury secretary steve mnuchin and his new wife, louise linton, are back at the center of criticism once again over their apparent interest in using government resources. mnuchin reportedly asked if they could take a government plane to their european honeymoon this summer. it's a move that raises questions about ethics and common sense. cnn's tom foreman has the latest. >> reporter: the headlines have been brutal. all of them asking, essentially, the same thing. why would a man "fortune" says is worth hundreds of millions try and tap taxpayers for private travel? oregon senator ron wyden calling it obviously wrong. >> these kinds of ethical issues just keep coming up. >> mnuchin is pushing back, insisting the plane request was all about keeping secure communication with the white house and was withdrawn once an
alternative plan was settled. >> i'm very sensitive to the use of government funds. i've never asked the government to pay for my personal travel. >> reporter: even the president was speaking up aboard air force one. >> reporter: do you have confidence in mnuchin? >> total confidence. i've known him for a long time. he's a very honorable man. >> reporter: but there is more turbulence. >> i will be only the third secretary of the treasury that's ever actually gone inside ft. knox. >> reporter: the treasury's inspector general is now scrutinizing the secretary's recent trip to kentucky, which conspicuously coincided with a perfect spot for eclipse viewing. his new wife, louise linton, who wore a diamond tiara at their wedding, tagged along, and then tagged herself coming home in expensive designer clothes. when a taxpayer posted the, "glad we could pay for your little getaway," the scottish actress let fly with a blistering attack. "you're adorably out of touch. go chill out and watch the new
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