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muddying the waters, the president is accusing hillary clinton of colluding with russia and voicing concerns over the cost of the special investigation. and congress has now launched two probes into alleged wrongdoing by the obama administration. are republicans now trying to turn the tables? haley's promise, in an exclusive interview, president trump's united nations embassy speaks of another issue, nikki haley talks about rex tillerson, would she take his job if president trump wants him out? and thousands of newly declassified documents, and an even more intriguing decision to with hold even more, are intelligence agencies trying to keep a shroud of secrecy over
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the documents? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". this is cnn breaking news. there is breaking news tonight, new efforts by president trump and the white house to shift the investigative spotlight from the president and his campaign to democrats and hillary clinton sources now telling cnn that the president has made clear to the state department that he wants any clinton e-mails still in his possession to be released as soon as possible. he is also calling on the justice department to lift a gag order on a key fbi informant, the white house is discussing information that the president colluded with russia. they seized on information that a law firm working with the
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democratic party partially played for research that led to that infamous dossier on trump/russia ties. also, nikki haley speaking out on speculation about rex tillerson. she says she wants to stay in new york at the united nations and she would not take the job. we're covering much more during this hour, with our guest, including the former general counsel for the director of national intelligence, bob lit. and our correspondents standing by. but first, the remaining hillary clinton e-mails, our chief political analyst gloria borger is working the story for us, gloria you're getting new information from your sources? >> yes, i am, wolf, president trump making it very clear to the state department he wants to
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accelerate the release of any remaining hillary clinton e-mails in his possession as soon as possible. we have this story from three sources. now this latest move as you know, from -- to the state department comes on the heels of the president lifting the gag order on an fbi informant, what do both of these things have in common? what they have in common is hillary clinton. people who work for the president say of course this is not politically motivated, that all he wants to do is be transparent, he wants his government to be very responsive to the courts and to the congressional branch of government. but of course, wolf, you have to wonder whether this is a white house that is trying to deflect what is a russia investigation focused on them, back to their public enemy number one. hillary clinton. >> and the e-mails that the president apparently now wants
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in your exclusive reporting, the state department release, are those from hillary clinton's private e-mail server that may not necessarily yet have been released or from dot gov hillary clinton e-mails? >> the state department still has 40,000 pages of records that have been the focus of a freedom of information request and they have already processed 32,000 pages of the records. so this has gone to court. judicial watch is the organization that has made the freedom of information request and the federal judge has ordered the state department to produce 500 pages of clinton records per month. with that time line, it could take years to get -- to get these records and the president has said you know what, i think you auought to get it out there and i think you ought to get it out there quickly. and people who work for the president say the president is within protocol. he is able to tell the state department what he wants, get his message there and it's my
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guess they will probably comply, wolf. >> well, he is the president of the united states, and the state department reports to the president of the united states. >> we have reached out and have not heard comments back. this is on the heels of the story you broke out yesterday where the president was trying to influence the department of justice to go ahead and lift the gag order on the fbi informant. >> and they're saying look, we just want to be transparent, getting all the information out there that we could. they say in the gag order they're responding to a request from the chairman of the judiciary committee, chuck grassley, who has said please do this. and there are others, we've heard from adam schiff, saying it's not appropriate for the president to respond, even putting a scale one way or the other on what the justice department should or should not
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do. they maintain this is completely within bounds because the president went through his white house counsel to people at the justice department letting his opinion be known. >> so you see a connection between influencing the state department on one issue, the clinton e-mails and influencing the justice department? >> i see a white house that is fighting back. and i see a white house that wants to change the topic of conversation in the media. and i think that this is a president who as we know is quite frustrated with the russia investigation's focus on him and his campaign. and i think that i can imagine the president saying to people well, look, we have all of this stuff out there that involves hillary clinton, and involves the democrats. he called the uranium issue a -- you know, the biggest problem since watergate, you know, the biggest political bombshell since watergate. so it's clear he wants to change the direction of the
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conversation. >> excellent exclusive reporting two days in a row, gloria borger, stick around, we have a lot more. the white house officials are clearly trying to turn the tables on collusion, jim acosta is joining us, jim, the president is now accusing hillary clinton directly of colluding with russia. >> reporter: that is right, wolf, the white house is now putting their full weight behind the investigation into hillary clinton and a business deal involving the russians that happened during the obama administration. the president is accusing hillary clinton of collusion with the russians without any evidence coming forward. the white house is pointing to what it believes to be evidence of russian collusion, but not with president trump. >> i think we are seeing now that if there was any collusion with russia it was between the dnc and the clintons and certainly not our campaign. >> reporter: apparently latching on to reports about the special counsel bob mullen's
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investigation, the president insists there was no collusion with russia, the collusion the president insisted was with hillary clinton. the charge comes days after the research that led to the so-called russian dossier. but up to this point, the president has not been offered proof of collusion with the russians. >> the president made a -- >> i think i have addressed that thoroughly. >> so you're saying -- >> i'm saying that i'm calling on your colleague. >> okay, well, didn't really address that question. >> the white house accusations also call for republican investigations on the sale of uranium during the obama administration. one top official says that president trump pressed for a gag order to be lifted on the informant in the probe so the information can come out. >> he believes that the fbi informant should be free to say what he knows.
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>> reporter: before the 2016 campaign, they were pushing the campaign as evidence of the corruption, but proof never came. >> do you have any evidence that she actually intervened in this issue? >> no, we don't have direct evidence, but it warrants further investigation because again, george, this is part of the broader pattern. >> reporter: democrats are questioning why the president personally intervened into the uranium one probe, saying he simply is trying to distract from his own investigation. >> it is hard to believe this is still in good faith, when six or seven years after the fact we have to do an investigation into hillary clinton to try to prove that hillary clinton inter fefe. >> i think the sale, the way it was done, was so underhanded
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with so much money being passed, i actually think that is watergate, modern age. >> reporter: the president has turned to a familiar tactic employed throughout the campaign, point the finger in the other direction. >> it is just good that a person such as donald trump is not in charge. >> because you would be in jail. >> now the press secretary did not exactly echo what press secretary kellyanne conway said during the investigation. sarah sanders says she was not aware of any quote, specific involveme involvement, just that he pushed for investigation, we should point out wolf that the investigators in the special counsel office have not reached their own conclusions in the investigation, wolf. >> jim, the white house press secretary also was asked about the multiple women who accused
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donald trump about sexual harassment. >> obviously sexual harassment has been in the news, at least 16 women accused the president of harassing them during the campaign. last week in the rose garden, the president called these accusations fake news, is it the position that the women are lying? >> yeah, we have been clear from the beginning and the president has spoken on it. >> that means yes, she is accusing all 16 of those women of lying. the white house maintain that they say the president harassed them, that they are simply lying, generating a lot of commotion, especially given the current environment around the country. >> reporter: that is right, wolf, the white house, the president has the ability to prove that these women are lying. the president said before he was sworn into office that he would sue the accusers who accused him of sexual harassment during the campaign and never brought those lawsuits forward. obviously, wolf, if he were to bring the lawsuits forward those
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women could be deposed and the information brought forward. but also, wolf, the participants could be deposed in that investigation as well. at this point the president has not been able up to this point to prove that the women were lying, and the white house press secretary echoed the president's accusation today again earlier without offering any proof. >> all right, jim acosta at the white house, thank you. and the former general counsel for the director of counsel intelligence, bob, thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> you served during the obama administration? >> correct. >> let's talk about your reaction to this tweet from the president today, this is what he tweeted. it is now commonly agreed after many months of costly looking that there was no collusion between russia and trump, was conclusion with hc hillary clinton? could this be seen as trying to
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influence the investigation of the special counsel, robert mueller, and the investigations going on in congress? >> well, i don't know what the president was trying to do with the tweet. i do know that bob mueller is m impervious to that. >> what is he saying that the president is raising the cost of this investigation when presumably he and his advisers know that this budget is safe from congressional review, the budget of the special counsel? >> well, again, i don't know what the president is trying to do, it seems clear that they are looking for opportunities to try to discredit director mueller before his investigation is done. >> the trump tweet followed the -- the trump's aligned super pac with a tweet, asking the question if robert mueller
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should resign, echoing the president's accusation of collusion. is all of this based in your experience, just designed to try to discredit the investigation? >> i think his actions speak for himself. >> he defeated hillary clinton as we know he is the president of the united states. so how do you explain this current effort to go back in the decision in 2010 to allow this uranium deal with the russians to go forward, the latest -- the president now suggesting repeatedly and the supporters suggesting this was -- this was part of collusion with the russians? >> i think there is a lot of misunderstanding about what happened in that case. this was an acquisition that was presented to something called the committee on foreign investment in the united states, which contains representatives of nine agencies only one of which is the state department. the secretary of state has no participation in it -- >> the state department does, but at a much lower level. >> she was the secretary of
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state. >> she was, but the person who does participate has said she had no role in this. this is regarding businesses to foreign entities and a threat to national security and the committee unanimously determined it did not. >> because the allegations is that this was paid for play, the russians had a huge speaking fee that they gave bill clinton, he went over to moscow, supposedly got a half a million dollars, there was supposedly money going into the clinton foundation, and the accusation is it looks unseemly. >> so it's not clear to me how a speaking fee paid to bill clinton is going to affect all the departments, the nine agencies that participate. >> let's get to that controversial dossier, that all of us have now seen by now reported on back in january. the new revelations of the clinton campaign, the dnc
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funding of the dossier, you write this. the dossier played absolutely no role in the coordinating of the russian influence, they're an important crisis for our democracy, the salacious allegations in the dossier are a mere side show. the republicans are seizing on that dossier, saying the dnc and the hillary clinton campaign paid for. >> right, everybody should go back and re-read the intelligence assessment that was released in january of this year. it's a very powerful document and it concludes -- and this was a conclusion of the fbi, the cia, the nsa, and the director of national intelligence. it concludes that president putin of russia ordered a campaign of interference, they
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did not look at and made no findings on the relations between the trump campaign and the russians. that is what the dossier was all about. director clapper said back in january that the dossier played absolutely no role in the findings that the intelligence community made. then they got to a very serious thing that the russians were able to intervene in the election that way. what has come out since the election has only reinforced the findings. >> those findings were not based at all on the dossier? >> not at all. >> you were the director of intelligence, do you believe there was collusion between the trump campaign and the russians? >> i don't have the information on that, that is what bob mueller is investigating. >> thank you so much. just ahead, more breaking news we're following. sources now say u.s. troops were
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separated during that deadly ambush in niger, we have new details on how it unfolded. and new details about the kennedy assassination, are others being protected to keep secret the allegations from half a century ago?
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we're following breaking news, new information emerging about the deadly ambush of u.s. troops in niger, by local isis
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forces. jim sciutto is working the story for us now, joining us from the pentagon. jim, you're learning new details from your sources about how this battle unfolded. >> reporter: that is right, a confusing battle we're learning. in the middle of the firefight, in this deadly ambush, the groups split up, one continuing on foot after their vehicle was destroyed in an attempt to counterattack, adding to the confusion they lost communication for a time between those troops. these are going to present many more questions to investigators. tonight, new details on the ambush in niger that left four u.s. soldiers dead, during a complex firefight with isis-affiliated fighters, the u.s. teams separated in two groups with an attempt to counterattack, with some of the soldiers leaving their vehicle on foot, multiple sources tell cnn at least one vehicle was
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disabled in the initial ambush. at one point, u.s. forces tried to out-flank their attackers. as the battle continued one group of american soldiers lost communication with the second group that included the four americans killed in action. one source familiar with the investigative report said, it is not clear how communications were lost. initial information conveyed to the white house stated that a total of four soldiers were missing in action. before the military updated the status to one missing and three killed in action. >> it clearly changed. and it clearly was dynamic and they were clearly trying to adopt new postures that were going on and we don't even know yet despite the questions being answered. >> reporter: despite the incident, the u.s. managed to kill more than 20 isis fighters, yet, after the attack, members of congress and leaders you still waiting for answers, in
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particular, they wanted to know how sergeant le johnson remained missing for over 40 hours, today, thousands of troops are deployed as the threat from terror still grows there. still, they want the know more about the u.s. mission and the dangers of u.s. soldiers on the ground. >> i'm very concerned about what military missions we're doing, they're legitimate questions as to what our military grol oal il about. >> reporter: one issue that could have halted the response to the firefight on the ground is that the u.s. drones based in niger, do not have permission to carry weapons, so after the firefight began it was able to observe and not intervene. right now that raises questions from the american side on the decision to arm the drones going
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forward. >> all right, many questions still need to be answered, jim sciutto reporting for us. and the republican congressman joining us, a member of the foreign affairs committee a veteran of wars in afghanistan and iraq. thank you for joining us, let's get to the issue of the american soldiers, the intelligence that they had. the equipment they were relying on, how the evacuation, the search was carried out. you served in iraq and afghanistan, how do you explain the apparent blunders that took place? >> well, look, people need to understand in combat you know we watch movies and look at all of this well coordinated everything. combat is utter chaos, now, i have never been in ground combat, i want to be clear on that. decisions are made when your body is in condition red, your body is at the height of primal instinct and officers and leaders are consistently trying
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to make competent decisions, throw in the green berets who are trained to operate in environments helping to do the fighting that we demand be done. so if we're going to blunt isis it's much better that we train nigerien soldiers to do that, than to have to send more american soldiers. the fact when they are overwhelmed, when american forces are overwhelmed, they did not run which they could have easily done. they tried to out-flank the enemy, and that is unique about americans when they are outnumbered during the attack the americans attack back, it's a beautiful thing even with the tragedy that came out of it. >> yeah, four soldiers are killed. what is a worry, this is clear a dangerous area but the intelligence didn't let them know how dangerous it was, they didn't go in with body armor, their vehicles did not have armor. that looks like a major
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intelligence mistake. >> yes, it does, and i think that when we get the after-action report fully from the pentagon and from the administration in terms of what happened, i hope they look at this and say what were we missing in terms of intelligence. what didn't we know? to have combat soldiers out and it's okay in certain environments to be in a t-shirt and baseball cap because they want to kind of blend in. you don't want to have a powerful presence of m-1 tanks or anything, that is not what the green berets do, but obviously they did not see this threat in the horizon, but we have to figure out after every transactio tragedy what went on. people don't like to always admit this, this is basically a low grade world war iii. we have troops that we gave permission to congress to do this after 9/11. this is going to go on for the rest of my lifetime, i hate to
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say it. we have to have the best people trained in the environments to do what we will not have to do. >> if this is a low-grade version of world war iii as you point out, shouldn't congress be pushing much harder now for legislation, new authorization for the use of military force? sounds like a whole new battle is about to take place. >> well, it's not a whole new battle. i think this is the battle that has been continuing since 9/11. i have my own operation of the use of military force. i would love to debate it and get it done. what i am concerned about, wolf, i see people present authorizations that have time table limits and troop limits and basically attempt to make congress the commander in chief. our job is to declare according to the constitution the state of war exists and give our military the resources to execute that state of war. but not to make the decisions, i see congress saying we need to
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know the amount of troops there and the exact missions. we can't have 500 commander in chiefs, whether you like this one or not. i said the same thing when obama was commander in chief, and i'm a republican. we have to have one person making the same decision. when people in these auf debates try to become commander in chief in congress that is when we'll do danger not against just the whole fight against terrorism but to frankly our troops that need every aspect to win this war. >> adam kinsinger, good to see you. >> thank you, wolf. president trump wants the state department to promptly release any remaining hillary clinton e-mails and is pushing hard to lift the gag order on the fbi informant, with the investigation tied to hillary clinton. plus, as declassified files shed new light on the assassination of president kennedy, are other documents being held to protect
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throughout history, the one meal when we come together, break bread, share our day and connect as a family. [ bloop, clicking ] and connect, as a family. just, uh one second voice guy. [ bloop ] huh? hey? i paused it. bam, family time. so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi and change the way you wifi. breaking news this hour, president trump pushing hard for the release of the state department's remaining hillary clinton e-mails. let's dig deeper with our specialists and analysts, and gloria borger, president trump beat hillary clinton, he is now the president of the united states but all of these months
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later he is accusing her of colluding, and talked about the gag deal when she was in the state department. wanting the e-mails to be released that have not been released. what is the goal of all of this? >> well, look, if you talk to the people close to the president they say his stated goal is transparency. the question of course becomes is it about hillary clinton? because the issues he seems to be focusing in on seem to be related to hillary clinton. he wants to find out whether she had any involvement in this uranium one deal which she has said she has not. so maybe in informant can shed light on it. he has been asked to testify by chuck grassley, the chairman of the senate judiciary committee. and in so far as the state department and their bag log of foyer requests, they have 13,000
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in back log. so it's a larger problem. the president initially raised this issue i'm told, regarding hillary clinton and he was told well, it's even worse than that. it's clear that the president is quite interested in changing the subject, wolf. >> well, that is apparent he is trying to do that. this was tweeted, now commonly agreed after many months of costly looking there was no collusion with russia and trump, was collusion with hc? break that down for us, because there were some legal experts suggesting that that was not necessarily appropriate for the president to do. >> well, yeah, not appropriate because the investigation by the special counsel, robert mueller, is exactly in this issue whether or not there was collusion between trump and associates of trump and russian state actors and also whether he obstructed justice by taking certain actions since he has been president including firing the
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fbi director james comey. and the tweet is just not true, wolf. and i think it's important to remember here what the intelligence community has told us about this issue of the relationship between russia and hillary clinton and donald trump. even let's just assume this issue of the uranium deal was some kind of pay to play deal with the clintons and putin, there is no evidence of that. but let's just assume that is true for a second. everything that happened since 2010 has been putin growing very sour on hillary clinton, despising her personally for what he believed her role was in the protests against his regime in late 2011. and then as the intelligence community unanimously put out in january, the russian campaign in 2016 was specifically to discredit hillary clinton and help elect donald trump. those are the facts as we know it. well, we don't know if there is any collusion, relationship
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between the trump campaign and russia. but i think it's important to every time trump puts out one of these sort of gas-lighting tweets i think it's important you know as we say here at cnn to call the apple an apple when it's being called a banana. and that is my take on that. >> do you see a coordinated effort here to try to undermine the special counsel, robert mueller's investigation? >> i think so but i think it's more complicated than what we see. look, robert mueller is not going to resign, he is going to do this as long as it takes. it will not take forever, that is not his personality. but he will look under every rock. i think this story is more treacherous, what is happening here the american people don't necessarily trust the congress or the executive branch, whether it's obama or president trump. they do trust the rule of law. i think the set-up is if robert mueller ever walks up to a microphone saying that he is
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involved, he is going to say it's wrong and we're opposing it. >> this super pac e-mail shows there is no collusion, secondly that the super pac is saying should mueller resign? and the people inside the white house are saying no, no, we want to be nice to mueller. >> e-mail this is a pro-trump super pac, release the e-mail with a question, should robert mueller resign? >> and the people inside the white house are saying we are cooperating with mueller. we want to do everything we can to get him all the documents he needs, and so i guarantee you they're not going to be happy to see this because it's not the tone they want to set in dealing with the special counsel right now. >> rebecca, how do you see the timing of all of this? >> well, clearly his investigation, mueller's investigation is accelerating. it's intensifying as you would expect because he has been spending now months on this and he is beginning to interview some of the key players, for
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example, reince priebus, sean spicer, who left the white house recently and getting closer to the president's orbit. so it makes sense they would want to spin this in their favor, push the attacks of the defense against the president and also muddy the water with the hillary clinton issue. and just to go back to the president's tweet for one moment saying that hillary clinton clearly colluded with russia, not his campaign it reminds me of that moment in the debate where hillary clinton accused the president of being a puppet of vladimir putin and russia, and he said no, i'm not a puppet, you're the puppet. it really does have echos of that for me right now. >> this debate will continue, everybody stand by, just ahead we're getting new information about the jfk assassination. information contained in thousands of newly declassified documents. why were thousands more with held at the very last minute? plus, our exclusive interview with president trump's
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there is intriguing new information pertaining to the assassination of president kennedy and thousands of newly released declassified documents. but just as intriguing is the
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last-minute decision to withhold thousands of more documents, at least for now. brian thomas is working the story for us, bring, there an, lots more information, and why at the last minute did the president decide to withhold them? >> there is still enough doubt and intrigue surrounding the assassination of john f. kennedy that the release of document on the assassination was heavily hyped by president trump and the media. tonight, even though the debate rages over some files being w h withheld, there is fascinating information. tantalizing new details in the newly released assassination files, a document reveals that lee harvey oswald spoke in broken russia to a kgb operative, but it may be only to
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get help with a visa. another conversation details a conversation with cuba intelligence, one said oswald must have been a good shot, the other replied, oh, he was quite good. he replied, oh, i knew him. the angle would have been hey, the cubans are behind oswald assassinating the president, but it's much more likely that it was somebody boasting to another person, organizationh, i knew h years ago. >> in another file, the question was asked is there new information which shows that oswald was in some way a cia agent, the file cuts off before the answer, the file is sealed 50 years after the death of the president. it leaves us wanting more.
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analysts say agencies are famous for over-classifying. >> often you will find in a research file newspaper clippings that have already been pressured marked secret. now how could newspaper clippings that have been published be a state secret. but it's just easier for government agencies to do that. then they don't have to respond under the law to a lot of requests that they get. >> but intelligence operatives say there are good reasons why some of the jfk files should never be released. >> some of the things in there may be assets or sources overseas that are feeding our intelligence engine. >> eric oniel is an intelligence officer. oniel is played by ryan phillipe in the film, "breach" saying that valuable informants could be compromised. >> there could be assets still
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alive, sources that were put in place back then that are still being used. there could be sources that were recruited back then that could be materialized, and the families of assets who are no longer useful but could be in danger. >> he might provide fodder for conspiracy they aries. even in about six months time when more documents may be released, some of the files will be heavily redacted and that will make the kennedy conspiracy they are riss cry foul. >> what they're withholding isn't just to protect human intelligence assets and that are families. there's more to it. >> the cia told us some of the documents withheld have to do with important intelligence partnerships they may have and with specific methods. eric says a lot of those collection methods even from way
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back in kennedy's era are still valuable and you can't let them into the hands of america's enemies. >> byline todd reporting. straight ahead, could the u.s. am batsds dorr to the united nations become president trump's next secretary of state? nicki haley talks to us about another possible shake up. it's a cnn exclusive. and the wolf huffed and puffed... like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out,
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now a cnn exclusive. u.s. ambassador to the united nations is speaking about that president trump may want her to replace rex tillerson. elise is traveling with her in africa where they sat down for an exclusive interview. he haley told you flat out she doesn't want job. >> that's right, wolf. well she told me she's very happy where she is. away from the drama of washington, but able to serve the country that she loves. she sat down with me for an extensive interview after a three-nation tour of africa that gave her a firsthand view to some of the region's most brutal conflicts. >> you know, it's so important that everybody not just talk about the middle east and how we have to be careful of f the middle east. you see the actions that the administration has taken and the least is all because we want to
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deal with the situation there so we don't have to deal with it in the united states. it is the same thing for africa. >> nikki haley on her toughest mission to date. going head to head with african strong men in south sudan and con congo. >> i know what they're capable of and what they're not capable of, so when they start to talk about what they don't control, i remind them they do. >> and reminding them the misery they're cause ng their countries could produce the next terrorist haven to launch attacks against the u.s. after the ambush in niger that killed four american soldiers. in syria, a new u.n. report found president assad repeatedly used chemical weapons. sarin and mustard gas, against his people. >> that is the most unconscionable act a dictator can do. >> when is the u.s. going to step up? they say that it's time for him to go. and make sure he goes. >> the united states has been very clear. there is no future for syria with assad. >> when does the future start?
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>> first of all, you've got russia holding their hand. so it's not as easy as saying we're going to go and take assad out. you've got russia holding their hand. basically allow thg to happen. you've got iran supporting the situation. >> haley says now that the u.s. has destroyed isis and syria, the u.s. has its eye on assad. >> we're not done. this is still playing out. this is all still happening. >> so you see u.s. actions that could effectively push assad out. >> i think you can, it's not that we are going to push assad out. but we're not going to let chemical weapons happen. we're not loing to get iran take over. we're not going to allow that to happen. these are all planned on how we can go forward, but the overall message is we are not going to stand by a cruel dictator that uses chemical weapons on his own people. if we'll sanction north korea for that, why are you allowing iran to get a pass?
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we've seen that. we know what happens. we've played this game before. not going to do it again. >> president trump considered haley to be his secretary of state before send iing her to t u.n. now with rumors rex tillerson is considering an early exit, she says she's happy where she is, away from the drama of washington. >> what if the president came to you sapd said you know what, you said no once. i need you to serve. >> the president's not going to come to me. >> what if he does? >> we have a secretary of state. >> what if he comes to you? what if secretary tillerson says i've had enough, and the president says nicki, i haed ne. >> i've made it clear i'm happy in new york. >> you would not take it? >> i would not take it. >> she she said she wouldn't take it, but she has a good gig, traveling the world on behalf of president trump. she gave a vigorous defense of
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president trump in the face of criticism saying that's what the republican party does. we debate. and i was debated when i was governor of south carolina and she also gave a vigorous defense of the president when it came to issues like charlottesville, the nfl and puerto rico. she said you know, every time he does something, he gets criticized for it. he has flaws like everyone else, but he's a good man and cares about the american people, wolf. >> all right, thank you very much. that's it for me. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >> breaking new, president trump now wants the state department to release hillary clinton e-mails. does he know she's not the president? plus, the white house saying all of the women who have f accused trump och sexual harassment are lying. well, really. i know one of them and mr. president, she isn't the one lying. and new details about the niger ambush. what made the u.s. troops split up when


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