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plenty hurting tonight assist many are rising to the occasion. saving lives and making the best they can of the worst they've ever seen. the hurricane and the earthquake. maria that devastated puerto rico is still on the move. is maria on track to hit the east coast of the united states? >> you know, yes and no. we've been good up to here, but further out, day five through i'm going to, you'll get an idea why. last night we saw a considerable pressure drop. we saw the winds increase to 175 miles an hour which places maria now cracking the top ten of the strongest hurricanes ever for the atlantic basin just at number 10. think of how significant that is and all the names. andrew, katrina, hugo, this is
in with the biggest now. making landfall after scratching the surface of st. croix and then moving into about 6:15 in the morning. by then it dropped to 155 miles per hour. we didn't think there was enough space for that to happen. u.s. territory, and that makes it the third core 4 landfall this year, that's unprecedented and never happened before. now that we can see the trajectory, i want to bring up something you had with your interview with richard henning. he is seeing from above what we just talked about that we're starting to see this development off the coast. where does it go from here? we like to see tight consistency here. it's going to stay away from turks and caicos. the national hurricane forecast keeps it as a category 3.
they believe by day four or five this will run into some sheer. those are winds that will help trip system apart. because we're seeing this eye develop quickly and that ci do will lose some of its strength, not just from the sheer. sunday 2:00 p.m. category 2, or category 1 by monday. it's also getting into the cooler waters. getting into the low 80s and upper 70s. but you have to understand, let's go back and look at irma. irma, one of the longest tropical storms in our history. and it's still churning off the northeastern coast. it's still a tropical storm. why is this happening? high pressure off to the west and east, kind of squeezing the system like what we saw with harvey as it moved into texas. it dropped record rainfall. this is dropping heavy rain, but
at least over waters. we had significant beach flooding and erosion. when you look at that system and you're losing steering currents, what's out there that can help us out? high pressure being so close to the eastern seaboard with clockwise motion could push thisle system to the coast. fit loses its grip, it slides away. that's what we want to see. we can look at the european model and the u.s. model. this is one of the best that we've been using lately. that's in blue. red is the u.s. model. brings it up monday off the carolina coast. this is eight days out. european still wants to hug the northeastern coastline. what you're seeing now are 21 models that make up the gfs. an hour ago a number of these were heading into the coastline. again, it's all about the steering currents. there's no great confidence that this is going to affect the u.s. but it's blowing up rapidly as
we speak. i want to get the latest from puerto rico. our reporter who was forced to flee by a gas leak joins us from san juan. we're hearing reports of extensive daniel. what have you been seeing. >> it's extraordinary just 24 hours ago we were seeing the beginning of the storm and we saw this morning how it made landfall. as we drove away from that area, a gas leak and a diesel leak making it unsafe to stay in that hotel. we saw the compact path of maria through puerto rico it followed highway 3, and that's the route we took. unbelievable damage to the vegetation around there. trees strewn across all the roads, back on the highways, you're seeing electric cables strewn across the tarmac itself, the asphalt, pillars shattered
and wind turbines, the propellers snapped clean by the force of this absolutely extraordinary devastation for an entire two-hour journey that we saw many periods we were simply driving through rivers because the highways themselves had been quite heavily submerged. there was a moment when we made that drive did she the initial landfall continued straight across towards the capital, san juan here. stor extraordinary devastation. >> any idea when electricity might be back? >> they're saying the country is without. could be weeks or months possibly. remember, about 20 years ago they were out electricity for seven months during the last substantial hurricane. there are thousands without
power because of irma. we saw ourselves in the hotel we were staying at the restaurant's ceiling was about to collapse after irma. it almost did this morning because of the damage sustained by hurricane maria. you've got to be 90 years old to have seen something like this before. tropic rains were horizontal, continually borrowing around e continually blowing around the hotel. >> you had to get out because of that gas leak. you see the images, rivers of water cascading through the streets. and the strength of this storm as tom satyr was saying, now that it's left puerto rico. we have the governor of puerto rico on the line. governor, how is the island tonight? how extensive is the damage? >> anderson, the damage is very extensive.
it is nothing short of a major disaster. we have a lot of flooding, a lot of infrastructure damage. our tell communications system is partially down. our energy infrastructure is completely down. i tried to go around to certain critical areas, the hospitals, police force, first responders to make sure things were moving correctly, but certainly we still have a ways to go. although the tougher part of the winds have left, we still have heavy rains coming our way, which, as you know, represent the biggest dangerous. >> did at the end whole island is without power. how long is it going to take to get back power? >> well, it depends on the damage to the infrastructure. i'm afraid it's probably going to be severe. if it is, it's likely to get -- we're looking at months as opposed to weeks or days.
>> what is so difficult about bringing back power to the island? when people hear months, obviously that's going to be really difficult for people on the island. >> so our energy infrastructure, for all, it's a little bit old, mishandled, and weak. it has transmission lines. those are sort of the biggest arteries in the system. if we have major towers that go down, that takes time to get them back up. we won't know the answer until we can fly over. i have the national guard ready as soon as we are given the okay to fly over those transmission lines, then we will get a better assessment. some of the stations aren't badly damaged, and then there's the distribution system which is what gets it to your home which has suffered major damage.
but if we at least have the major transmission lines in an okay situation, then we could be looking at a lower order magnitude so that would but in the order of weeks. >> have you gotten any reports of fatalities or injuries at this point? >> right now we've gotten only one report of a fatality in one of the municipalities. one of the boards that's that was used to prevent the winds from affecting a home flew out and hit a gentleman. i must say, anderson, we still don't have a lot of information. we're virtually disconnected in terms of communications with the southeast part of the island. that's the part of the island that received the heaviest and earliest hit of the hurricane. so we're working diligently. we have a plan b on getting up
radio comms so we can get assessment of what's going on in the municipalities. tomorrow morning we're clearing roads sent we have first responders already saving people. things are moving along, but as i stated yesterday, this is a long process, particularly because even though the heavy winds have gone down, we still expected a lot of rain. it's still dangerous out there. >> governor, we wish you and the people the best. tim duncan is probably known as one of the best power forwards who is a native of st. croix. he's been doing relief work in the wake of hurricane irma. and now this. >> tirjs have you been able to speak to anyone on st. croix getting how much damage was done to the island? >> not on st. croix.
i have friends in st. thomas i've been in touch with, and they have heard from a couple people. the last i heard was last night late when the storm was really hitting the island. i heard from a couple of people who would have lost their roofs on their house, and they had moved from upstairs to downstairs and then they started losing rooms from their house. >> you as a kid lived through a hurricane that hit st. croix. can you tell me about what that experience was like for you? >> i lived through hurricane hugo. it was a cat 5 hurricane, the same as the last two that went through virgin islands. it came at night. kind of like maria did last night. so for the most part we had everybody inside. >> how old were you? >> i was 13. >> and that experience is kind
of one of your motivations for what you're doing right now? >> having been through it, absolutely. >> you and i spoke last week about your work raising money for relief efforts. where does that stand right now? do you know how much you've raised so far? >> so far we've raised $3.2 million. >> wow. >> and in the last couple days we've already gotten four charter planes down there, we delivered 170,000 pounds of food and we handed it out. so so far, so good. we found out that getting the items from here to there has been the toughest part possible knowing that people need food and supplies now and not having to wait the ten days or the 12 days that it takes to get there by ship. we've had to charter planes to get there so people can get some relief. >> i keep thinking about all those people who were able to
leave st. thomas or st. john and ended up going to puerto rico and have now had to endure yet another hurricane in puerto rico. >> yeah. those people left and some went to puerto rico and some went to st. croix. >> what's your message to people either haven't been to the islands or don't have a sense of what it's like to live through one of these storms and have to literally pick up the pieces of your home, of your life? >> yeah. it's all about starting over. i was able to be down there and go around and see the kind of destruction that was going on in st. thomas and st. john. people were upbeat, but they are fighting hard to rebuild their lives. so people are resilient, but they're going to need our help. as remote as it is down there, it's hard to get relief
supplies, medicine down there. weir going to find to keep trying hard and raise money because we're going to use up a lot of money to get stuff down there in a timely fashion. >> it's not just need in the next couple days, we're talking weeks and months. tim, appreciate talking about to you. thank you. >> i appreciate it. thank you, sir. >> if you want to contribute to tim dung can's relief effort, you can go to his website, 21 usvi hurricane help.com. coming up next a live report from mexico city where so much attention right now is focused on the rubble of an elementary school. developments in the russia investigation and the growing focus on the actions of the president himself. we believe in food that's naturally beautiful and fresh. delicious and powerful, and full of nutrients.
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died in the destruction, at least four adults and 21 kids lost their lives at a single elementary school in the mexican capital. there may be survivors in the rubble. we learned seven and rescue teams made contact with a girl. ed lavandera is on the scene. he joins us by phone. what are you seeing, ed? >> hi, anderson. these rescue workers are working under horrible conditions tonight. downpours and lightning strikes in the area as they continue to search through that rubble of that elementary school where much of the city is pinning their hopes on good news emerging from this rubble. as you mentioned, we heard from a government official saying there has been contact made with a young girl inside that rubble. we have been watching throughout the evening and throughout the day. rescue teams working inside this build. a number of times throughout the day we heard the rescue workers and everyone around the building
erupt into a round of applause. it's never been exactly clear why that's happening or any real explanation what they were cheering. you suspect d the to be some sort of good news. but as far as we know, no one has emerged alive from this rubble today. i was inside the school grounds a few hours ago, anderson, where there were hundreds of people trying to clear out debris. you could also hear, they would have ask the crowd to be silent and there would be silence and you could hear the muscled sounds. rescue workers crawling through pancaked buildings, three or four stories in all that collapsed one on top of the other. and the sheer magnitude of the weight of all that is really hard to kind of grasp and understand until you're standing right next to this building and that's when it really hits you, the force it must have been taken to bring down this building. and what a horrific scene it must be inside for those rescue workers crawling through there
trying to pull anyone out alive. the number of people alive in there is not clear at this point. the best we can tell you at this point is that they pappear to b in touch with a young girl. those rescue efforts continue tonight. >> ed, is it clear if they have enough rescue personnel? obviously there's a lot of volunteers out there moving rubble and things like that, but just in terms of trained personnel who have the equipment, who have microphones or listening devices they can drop through the rubble, even cameras that they can insert into the rubble to try to see something deep down below. >> when i was inside earlier, i did hear some of the rescue workers close to the scene talking about a camera and microphones. from that one moment, it seemed clear they had some sort of equipment, but at various times in the streets around the area, you've also seen frantic calls
for calls for different equipment. we saw a collection of head lamps being rushed into the school building. people were giving away their head lamps to these workers. it wasn't clear if that's because batteries ran out and the workers inside needed more. and then people also come out asking for different types of supplies to be rushed into the scene. and there's kind of a network of human chains in the streets around this school building trying to bring this supplies into this area as well as needed. so it's definitely a part-controlled operation, but there's also a makeshift element where the volunteers who come here are improvising the best they can. >> ed lavandera, thank you very much. it is not the only place where every single person who can help save lives is lending a hand.
>> emily, tell me what you've been seeing. you're at a location where people have gathered to volunteer. >> reporter: right. there are hundreds of volunteers. it's quite impressive just how many people have come out to help. i think they feel a sense of solidarity. people are forming lines, single-file lines and they're passing things like huge wooden rods that are supposed to support buildings. they ever also passing wheelbarrows and water. the idea is to get these supplies and this aid to as many people as possible and as quickly as possible. >> have authorities asked for volunteers or is this something that's just kind of growing on its own? >> reporter: as far as i know, it's something that's growing on its own. even yesterday right after the earthquake i saw people running out with a desire to help. and i think that's only grown with time now that they've
checked to make sure their house is okay, they want to be out there and helping others. >> are there enough rescue personnel that the government has? >> reporter: that's a good question. so i was down by the school today where at least 21 students were killed. one of the rescue workers told me there's a lot of people that were moving rubble. the problem is that they need more med evacs essentially, and there's not enough them. yes, there's a lot of people helping. whether or not they are the exact right people is another question. >> because specialized search and rescue teams, they'll have microphones that they can drop into the rubble to hear if there's anybody still alive down there, and obviously dogs that can smell somebody who's alive or somebody who's dead. from what you can tell, are there still a lot of people missing or searching for r
relatives. >> reporter: we don't know how many people are missing. in a building behind me, there were 26 people rescued between yesterday and today. and i asked the civil engineer who's leading a rescue team tonight starting at 6:00 p.m. and for the next six hours. i said how many people are still missing, he said the difficult thing is we don't know. i wish i could tell you the answer to that, but i simply don't know and i'm not sure people here know. >> i talked to an earthquake expertise who said there have been aftershocks to this quake but they've been relatively mild. have you annoyed any aftershocks today. >> reporter: i haven't personally. i was on the eighth floor of my apartment when the earthquake hit, and it was extremely scary. the whole building was rocking back and forth and i could hardly stand. last night i did not sleep in my apartment building for fear of
aftershocks. >> for people who don't go back to their homes, are there shelters that have been set up for them to sleep? >> reporter: there are shelters, i believe. i can't talk to you in detail about this because i simply don't know. what i do know is a lot of friends and family are saying you can come stay with me if you don't have a place to stay. as far as government shelters, i simply am not certain. >> emily, really appreciate your time. thank you very much. >> reporter: thanks so much. breaking news here at home as well. coming up next, the russia investigation, the scope of special counsel robert mueller's probe extending to president trump since he's been in office, not just the campaign. details on what mueller's looking for now when we come back. that i am, i've asked chase sapphire reserve cardmembers to scout the world to find my next vacation. elton, what are you up to? i'm having breakfast in uganda. uganda be kidding me, elton! it's a... it's a joke. james, we're going to look for gorillas!
. we have two breaking news stories on the russia investigation. special counsel robert mueller requested documents from the white house centering on president trump's actions while in office. "the washington post," and "the new york times" first reported that story. more from the po"post" mer reporting paul manafort offered private private briefings to a
russian billionaire. >> the reporting that special counsel must recall is seeking these documents, do you believe that indicates mueller is now investigating the president himself? >> anderson, i'm of i'm not going to comment on special counsel mueller's investigating or not. he has a different standard. i will say that i think as an american i am interested in what was the motivation behind the president's comments to the russian ambassador saying that somehow firing comey took the pressu pressure. calling director comey names, that was inappropriate. in terms of specifics of what he's searching for, i can't comment. >> mueller's also reportedly seeking document about drafting air force one and the donald trump jr. meeting with russia.
have you gotten any satisfactory answer to the extent the president was or was not involved with that statement? >> i'm very interested and the committee is interested in finding out whether that alleged involvement of the president was true or not because that meeting where there's still a lot of questions to be anderson, we're going to want to bring donald trump jr. back. he's appeared before our staff, but those are some of the series of questions that still remain unanswer. >> "the washington post" reporting manafort offered to give information to the kremlin. >> to me it seems unusual. clearly mr. manafort had a series of relationships with folks in ukraine and in russia. and we've seen, and i think this is part of the public record that there are a number of these oligarchs in russia,
extraordinarily wealthy individuals who are quite connected with putin and the kremlin. it's one of the reasons why mr. manafort also falls into that category of someone who has had a staff interview, but at some point we're going to want to bring him in as well and appear before the senators to answer as many questions as possible. the more information, the more documents we have before we bring him on that meeting, the more fruitful that session would be. >> that's what's interesting. "the washington post" is reporting on e-mails with the russian billionaire. is he someone you're looking at as well? >> anderson, i'm not going to be able to comment on specific individuals that we're looking into. >> your committee was supposed to marry in private by michael cohen. that interview was canceled. can you explain why it was canceled and what's next?
>> mr. cohen who appears a number of times in the dossier, who appears in terms of trump tower in moscow who appears in a variety of other areas, i don't know if he or his lawyers were trying to pull a fast one but putting out a public statement in violation of our rules, we said that interview is off, we want you to come back in public. my hope is he will be back in public before the whole committee. >> i know your committee intends to hold public hearings next month on facebook and other social media influencing the election. you said this is the tip of the iceberg. do you want to hear from mark zuckerberg directly? >> it's till a debate who's the appropriate person at facebook to talk to us. we've been raising these issues since last winter. at first faicebook said there's no the"there" there. we've seen efforts to drive people to rallies. i wish facebook would be more transparent and forthcoming.
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our breaking news, sources tell cnn special counsel robert mueller is asking for documents specifically related to president trump and this oval office meeting with russian officials back in may. they also want documents related to the firing of fbi director jim comey and michael flynn. plus "the washington post" is reporting paul manafort offered to give private briefings to a russian billionaire tied to the kremlin during the presidential campaign. a lot to discuss with our panel.
kirsten, any notion that the president isn't under investigation if this story turns out to be accurate and all sources say it is, it appears he's under investigation. >> it's very specific to see what he was doing in terms of whether or not he was trying to obstruct any investigations, whether there was investigations by the fbi into flynn or whether it was the investigation being done by comey. so it's pretty clear they want to know the back story on documents, what was going on with donald trump specifically. >> jason, kofgt "the washington post," they requested 13 investigative coreategories. that's a pretty broad investigation. >> but we have to be smart consumer of news here. for all the breaking news could i rons and the hubbub of developments from today, there's still nothing at this point that says president trump did anything wrong. there's still nothing that says the campaign coordinated with some foreign entity, and there's
nothing that says that any problems that paul manafort or general flynn may have had that connected to president trump. >> when the president says he's not under investigation and i was told that three times, does that still seem to be the case to you? >> but if you look at the specific things stories today were mentioning they seem to be follow-ups of things that were already out there. probably the most notable thing that came out today, there was a paragraph in the "new york times" story that said there was nothing from mueller or from his team that was going after the finances or business dealings of the president. so it seems to actually be saying focused on what the task at hand was. >> right, but you didn'tness is answer can question which is, it does seem the president is being investigated. >> but you can't say he is being investigated. there have been stories about flynn and manafort and they seem to be doing their due diligence
in following up, but nothing about president trump and i think that's a very important disintegrat distinction there. >> it's entered the oval office, it cannot be more central to donald trump than that. >> who in that room -- >> in one of the articles it said the russia meeting could have been tied back into, say, general flynn, for example. again, for all this talk, there's nothing that's saying they're going after president trump. >> in the oval office and the president of the united states, it's only 126 days since mr. mueller was named. and i haven't seen one story yet, one piece of information, one fact that's come out that's exculpatory. usually nobody 100% guilty or
innocent. that explains that piece of this innocently. nothing we have learned so far points to innocence. mueller has two jobs. was there russian involvement in the election? did the trump campaign collude? that's what the manafort piece seems to be about. offering briefings to oligarchs. that piece. now the other piece is did the president obstruct justice? did he fire james comey to stop the investigation. he told lester holt he did. >> there's no evidence that he's guilty of anything. you have to go and find yourself innocent when you're not guilty of anything. >> he fired the fbi director and he said, god bless him, he fefd up, and told nbc news i fired him because of this russia thing after he sent his aides out to
lie. >> can i please -- >> not if he's obstructing justice. >> all is going to prove what i'm about tocks. this investigation is like the walking dead. he's like a zombie lawyer. mueller is going beyond the scope of what he's supposed to do. you keep searching to devour someone or something. the scope is about collusion with the russians. it's not so -- now he's in the white house and business. if you want to set loose special counsels like this, it's the end of our democracy and our elections because it's a coup to take down trump. >> russia hacking the election to elect trump is the end of our democracy. i'm saying votes for definitely effected. russia hacked the election to tilt it. did mr. trump cooperate and then
did he obstruct justice. >> there's a zombie lawyer out there. >> the idea that mafrpart of an reaching out to the kremlin saying he will give back channel information about what's ongoing in the campaign, does that seem appropriate to you? >> we have a source, two anonymous sources telling us those facts. we want to know what he's talking about. you're going to find if you talk to the hillary clinton campaign or any campaign you're going to be talking to a lot of people, whether there's an offer to brief someone on a campaign -- >> so you would have been okay if john podesta had done this? >> manafort problems are not donald trump problems. these are two completely different things. >> he's the guy heading the campaign. >> he was there for a couple months. he clearly had his own -- >> he was representing himself as running the campaign, no one was saying you can have an interview with the guy but he's
not if i wouldn't with the campaign. >> but those aren't the president's issues. >> you've now shifted from we're going to find out what the president did in the white house back to manaforts supposedly might have talked to -- and they are unsourced. we have anonymous sources. let's find out what manafort did. >> let's all swear under oath. >> and that's the end of elections. they'll do it to the next democrat who's elected. >> our sovereignty which our president spoke about, was invaded. >> it was not invaded. >> why did they success this time, jason? they had help on the inside. that's one theory. >> hillary got more votes than your guy. >> we're going to continue this discussion after the break and probably even during the commercial break. more ahead.
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any links or coordination between the russian government, two any matters that may arise from the investigation and any other matters within the scope of cfr. it's pretty broad. >> i know what the scope is. what i'm describing is the conduct. mueller is now going to go until he justifies what he's doing. you may not like trump, but we had an election, there was a success. at an experience point, mueller is chasing down and he will devour something. it's a problem. >> fiona, do you believe the president is cannot deny that he's under investigation at this point? >> i sure think all the evidence suggests it's becoming closer and closer. he said himself he's not tied with russians and yet he tells lester holt the reason he fired
comey was because of russia. he tells lavrov that comey was a nut job. now we're hearing about manafort having these conversations and e-mail exchanges with not just a rich russian, someone who's protected by the kremlin. >> a guy he wants money from. >> we heard it from comey under oath that he wasn't under investigation. now we hear it from a "new york times" reporter. >> that was may. >> the quality of the reporting is different. one is a guy under oath, comey saying it and some source says there is a request for some documents. >> they just asked for this information. you're talking about something that happened in the past and now this is new information. >> i'm talking about one thing that's a fact established. >> they asked for answers to these 13 different areas. >> the leak, the source. >> that could have happened -- right. the reference that you're making
happened before this. >> one is an allegation by a leak to "the new york times," and other is under oath in front of the senate. >> you're saying this didn't happen. >> the quality of the response we're having to something that is a fact under oath and "the new york times" reporter saying. >> put politics aside. >> let's not put truth aside. >> given everything we've seen over the past nine months, given everything that's happened from michael flynn, manafort, nonof this would strike you as a bit odd and worthy of yes, i think it's leaking and i think it's a concerted effort by people who wish the election was based on the popular vote not on the electoral college to take the president out. i really do. i think that it's that simple, that clear. again, "the new york times" has a source that claims documents were requested about something -- >> you're saying it didn't happen. >> i don't know -- >> i do -- >> i don't know, but -- >> that person -- >> your left arm, not mine that
it's somebody inside the white house. those people have never leaked. they do this all the time. >> wait, mueller's people never leaked. comey's people leaked. >> it's true -- just assume -- i know what you're trying to take issue with is the reporting and the anonymous sources. >> right. >> assuming it is true and this information has been requested and the special counsel is looking for 13 separate tracks on this, does that not indicate to you that the president is under investigation? >> anderson, i know this too. how about we do this one. assuming it's true that trump won the election -- >> what you're talking about is goobldy gook. you're not answering my question. >> assuming it's true, what does it indicate to you? >> i won't assume it's true. why would i assume it's true? >> because many of the things that the white house has denied have turned out to be absolutely true that have been reported. so i'm just asking you to just be honest and if you can admit that just assuming that it is true, you can't admit that it --
>> once the mueller or the general counsel confirms that there's a request for documents like that. >> then you'll comment -- >> then we'll have pay conversation about it. >> until you hear from the white house on everything, you don't feel free for brave enough to actually comment on anything. >> oh, come on. brave enough. anderson -- >> reported on, you don't want to comment on just stuff that comes from donald trump or the white house? is that right? >> let's establish that we've had about six or eight months of general leaking and to put the president in a bad light by the people in the white house. >> huge leaking. >> wouldn't it be helpful to stop responding to the leaks and take up the actual facts of the matter, to take up -- let's ask mueller or rosenstein to comment on the scope of the investigation. >> to his point, everything has leaked over this past eight month stretch and going into this past year. it seems like everything leaks to the smallest detail. then why hasn't there been anything leaked out there that
says president trump did something wrong or the campaign did something to sway the election because it didn't happen. >> well, there's a leak that donald trump jr. received an e-mail from a russian attorney -- from a guy he knew saying this russian government attorney wants to give you dirt on hillary clinton and he said that's great. >> he took a meeting he shouldn't have. >> he said it was about adoption. >> he took a meeting he shouldn't have. he's even said as much. but that's not coordinating -- >> we have no idea what happened with that meeting. that's obviously something that's going to come out in the investigation. the only thing we know is donald trump jr. said he was being transparent -- >> when does it stop? where? >> all of these 13 things we've been told we do know happened, right. it's not -- >> we've got to go. >> i don't think we do. >> there's clearly a lot of heavy stuff going on in the world, so up next i'm going to make you smile as you end your day. the ridiculous is back. steve was born to move.
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time now for the ridiculous. it's been a while, but it's back and tonight we're traveling to a magical land far, far away. a flas so special it's almost like it doesn't exist. allow many he to explain. today the president of the united states of america was at a meeting when he straight up made up a country. >> i'm greatly honored to host this lunch to be joined by the leaders of coat that vor, ethiopia, ghana, beginee, nam bea -- >> yeah. he said nam bea. now, i know what you're thinking. he obviously meant namibia. it's a slip of the tongue. it can happen to anyone, right? no. listen. >> in againee and you fought a horrifying outbreak. increasingly self-sufficient. >> he thinks there's a place
called nam bea. maybe it's a combination of namibia. it's lovely. i went there for christmas one year and noena, which is not and i wish it were. and i would love to go there if i could only fit through that ward ronnie. here is a map. you see namibia. there's botswana in there. you can just say them however you want. nam bea and go go go zblim bu be, buts wal awal a, for instance. i just want to remind you he was speaking to african leaders. and oh, by the way, the president might want to take a little break because the twitter people, they're on this. nam bea, the world's top producer of goe faye faye. they've got a bumper crop much ka faye faye this year. by november it will be in texas social studies textbooks. another one. why did barak obama never visit hashtag nam bea.
is truly beautiful this time of year. everyone should visit at least once in their lives. just say still i sigh van to get there. i'm told sill va sigh ban is -- >> ific learn to pronounce i think the president of the united states can learn to pronounce the names of the countries or at least the ones that exist. thanks for watching 360. it's time to turn things over to don lem on the part. cnn's tonight starts right now. breaking news on headline stories all around the world. this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. fist, puerto rico, 100% without power tonight and the blackout could last for months as hurricane maria spreads devastation across the caribbean tonight. mexico, a desperate search for survivors. the death toll at least 230, including children