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perez. >> a federal grand jury in washington has approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. we're told by sources that the charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge and plans are being made for anyone to be taken into custody as soon as monday. it's unclear what the charges are and at this point it's not clear whether those under indictment have even been notified. special counsel representatives declined to comment. under the regulations governing the special counsel investigations, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein would have been made aware of any charges before they were taken before the grand jury. on tri, top lawyers who are helping to lead the mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor andrew wiseman, were seen entering the federal courtroom where the grand jury
meets to hear testimony on the russian investigation. this is a big moment all involved have been waiting for. everybody perez, cnn, washington. >> for more on this, i'm joined by ariva martin, attorney and cnn legal analyst. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, natalie. >> so here we go. first charges in the mueller investigation. it will be unsealed next week. does that necessarily mean someone will officially be charged? >> from what we've been told, someone is going to be charged. we don't know if the special counsel has worked out some kind of arraignment with that person's counsel. perhaps they've been notified and they're negotiating now whether that person is going to turn themselves in on monday or tuesday. it could be a raid that happens possibly where they're actually law enforcement goes to this individual's home or individuals. we don't know if it's one or more people and there's some kind of arrest that's made. but we are told that by monday
or tuesday, someone is likely to be in custody. someone is either going to come forward and turn themselves in or they will be arrested with by law enforcement. and at that point, we should know more about what the actual charges are that are contained in that indictment. >> right. areva, many people have been investigated. this has been going on for months. we don't know if this particular indictment will, in fact, shed light, do we, on the russian involvement in the election. >> it's too early to tell. there's been lots of speculation about who has been indicted and what the indictment is. i think our best estimate is this sproebl the low hanging fruit. this indictment is coming pretty early on in the mueller investigation. it's not likely at this early stage that this is one of the indictments related to the complex relationship between russia and the rump administration. speculation is that this may be a banking transaction or this may be a failure the to register as a foreign lobbyist, something
that's easy to prove, something where the investigation doesn't have to be as expansive as the collusion allegations that we know that are out there that are being investigated by the special counsel. so not clear. ands there's also some speculation that this may be someone that mueller wants to use to flip, to put pressure on, to give him someone higher up on the food chain. >> and that is something that's not unusual to happen, right? >> happens all the time in these investigations, particularly where there are numerous potential targets of an investigation that they use an indictment against someone let's call at the bottom of the rung, of the ladder, and they use that indictment to pressure that person to come forward with the information that helps them get to the person at the top. and in this case, at the top of this entire investigation is president donald trump. >> and i want to ask you, is there any credence given to a grand jury indictment? some say that a will indict anything.
is that fair? >> yeah. oftentimes, you know, the statement is made that you can get a ham sandwich or a sandwich indicted. clearly, the standard is not as rigorous as that of beyond reasonable doubt which is the standard which is required if a person is actually tried in a court of law. but we know that special counsel mueller, his integrity, his experience, i don't think an investigation that is as sensitive and as important as this is going to be prened to a grand jury unless there are substantial claims presented. i don't think this is going to be something done without a lot of thought, without a lot of strategy. and unless this investigative team, this really experienced team of lawyers believe that they can successfully, you know, find this person can be prosecuted and they can get a guilty verdict at a trial. >> is and last question, you
know, james comey, b the former fbi director, he came before cameras and is held news conferences when he needed. what about robert mueller, how do you expect he'll handle this next week? >> what we know about robert mueller is that the ultimate professional. he's not been grand standing, he's not held any kornss. he's been playing his cards pretty close to the vest and i think he'll continue to do so because this is the beginning of this investigation and this is the beginning of indictments. this is not the end. so i don't expect mueller to do anything differently than what he has done to date, which is to continue to be extremely professional, to investigate this with the utmost integrity and to continue to move forward with the investigation. as i said, i think this is one or perhaps are a couple of beginning indictments. and if the investigation is as broad as it appears to be, there may be more indictments coming as this investigation continues.
>> all right. thank you foureror comments. >> thanks, natalie. the familiar target, hillary clinton. donald trump claims clinton colluded with russia over an oil deal and paid for a dossier on then candidate trump. >> 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 clintons and not our campaign. >> the president insisted on twitter that there was no collusion between russia and trump. the collusion the president insisted was with hillary clinton. that charge comes just days after it was revealed that the clinton campaign and the democrats helped fund research
that led to the trump dossier. but up until the this point, the white house has yet to offer any collusion of clinton with the russians. >> the president made a charge that hillary clinton -- >> i think i've addressed that pretty thoroughly. mike,ing go ahead. >> i'm saying i'm calling on your colleague. >> okay. well, you didn't really address that question. >> this follows republican investigation into the sale of one uranium mining during the obama administration. >> he believes, as many others do, frankly, that the fbi informant should be free to say what he knows. >> before the 2016 campaign, conservatives were pushing the uranium one story as evidence of clinton corruption. but proof of the secretary's involvement never came. do you have any evidence that she actually intervened in this
issue? >> no, we don't have direct evidence, but it was further investigation because, again, this is part of a broader pattern. democrats are questioning why the president intervened in the ur rein yumm one probe saying he is simply trying to distract from his own issues. >> the question is is this done in good faith? and it's very difficult to conclude this is done in good faith. we now, six or seven years later, decided we have to do another investigation into hillary clinton. >> just days ago, again, without offering any evidence, the president say the uranium one sale amounted to another watergate. >> i think the uranium sale to russia and the way it was done, so underhanded with tremendous amounts of money being passed, i actually think that's watergate modern age. >> president, it's a return to a familiar tactic done throughout the campaign.
when accused of something, point the finger at your opponent. >> it is awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country. because you would be in jail. >> jim acosta, cnn, the white house. let's get some context of the this now with steve urlinger. always good to have you on the show here, steven. this week, we've seen the the white house move the goal post to hillary clinton with questions about uranium one to questions about the dossier. but given the fact that we now know charges have been filed, does that move the focus back to the central question of the russia investigation itself and possible collusion? >> well, it's bound to. robert mueller is obviously operating in a secret way, which he should do. but given the trouble congress investigating committees are having, i think, you know, you
should wait and see what mueller comes up with. it's a very complicated story. it is undermining trump's story with the rest of the country. but he is finding ways to try to turn the focus of russia to hillary clinton. it doesn't feel like moving the goal post. it like running around the track over and over and over again. without some exercise, but without a lot of purpose right now. what is troubling a little bit is using russia as almost a football, to use the same analogy in a deeply partisan american political game. we're heading into russo-phobia. we tend to overestimate the skill and tactics of vladimir putin, the stability of his
country and, you know, i do worry a little bit that all of this concentration on russia's clear meddling in the election, though no one is convinced it made any difference to the outcome, is putting our relationship with rush yeah rm in a dangerous place when we need their help on north korea, on syria, on other matters. >> so we've seen the president, to that point, refer to the russia probe as costly. we've seen him call it unnecessary. consider it unfruitful. are these attempts to muddy the water politically? and if so, though, now that action is being taken, do you expect a new attempt to discredit mueller in this investigation? >> well, this is a very good
question. what trump is trying to do is say everything is fake news. mueller has come very close to trying to fire jeff sessions so he could get someone who would fire mueller because the appointment of robert mueller enrages president trump and he blames it on jeff sessions. so the idea of this former fbi head kind of plunging away is complicating lifeport white house. now, i don't know with whether he's going to come up with anything that touches president trump himself or his family, but certainly the indictment that you report does indicate an effort by mueller to show that he is also making progress. these things have symbolic value, too. >> this is a story that is, of course, here on cnn. our reporter has gone to great lengths to get this information, but it is important to point this out. we don't know the nature of these charges. but, again, if this does come
close somehow to trump world, how do you expect the administration to respond here? can we expect a series of distractions from this topic at hand? >> what's fascinating is to see the way the white house is leaping on the correct information that a lawyer and law firm working for the democratic national committee did fund christopher steele, who is a former british agent who did the famous russian dossier. now, the company fusion was originally hired by a right wing republican. but after trump was cleared to get the nomination, that person stopped funding it and the investigation was then funded by this lawyer who claims he didn't tell anyone at democratic national committee what he was doing. but, you know, opposition research is not illegal. everybody does it. and that christopher steele
dossier was taken seriously enough that the fbi has been looking into it. now, some of it is very salacious. but other things point to donald trump as a businessman, possibly with money laundering. one often things that what robert mueller is looking into is a period of time when the trump organization was having money troubles and russians were looking to launder money abroad. .it's very easy to buy compartments. that's completely speculative, but i'm sure that is one avenue of investigation. and we've also found out, you know, this is not new news terribly, but that the russian lawyer who had that famous meeting with donald trump jr. and others during the campaign where she was offering harmful material to clinton did have
strok connectio strong connections to the russian prosecutor general. so this gets very mysterious. it's fascinating. it may not lead to anything, as you yourself said, but robert mueller does seem to be pressing ahead. and if he does have a first indictment, this will make the white house very nervous. >> that's the thing, you know, there are a lot of nuances here, a lot of details, a lot that we don't know. but what we do know at this point per our reporting, we do know that charges are coming forward. we'll find out how this plays out next week. steven erlanger, that you can for your time. >> thanks, george. a major push for catalonia's push for independence. the spanish government pushes back hard we'll go live to madrid for the very latest coming up here.
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>> but the central government dissolved catalonia's parliament, fired its president and called new elections for december. prime minister rahoy blamed separatist leaders for the crisis. cnn's erin mcglaughlin is there live for us in barcelona. >> reporter: there's so much confusion here this morning in catalonia. i want to point out some of the headlines this morning highlighting the extreme vi viewpoints at play here. this is a cat tonan paper seen as pro independence. the republic proclaimed with an image of catalonian president in parliament yesterday. the local mayor is below cheering him on. and then at the bottom half of paper, it has the government
dismissed, with an image of mariana rahon in the senate. and then abc, which essentially says spain beheads the coup with an image of the spanish prime minister there and some of his political support. so this really sort of illustrates two kind of parallel realities at play at the moment. and joining me to talk more about that with, professor of history steven jacobson. >> good morning. >> good morning. what do you make of all of this? >> it's confusion, as you say. and it's a continuation of certain political theater that's going to continue for a long period of time, at least until december 21st when the elections have been held. and what happens until then is anybody's guess. >> we're here outside the ca the tal a in headquarters.
we're not sure if the president is inside the building or not at this point. what do you see as his income move? >> in terms of his self, he has to determined whether he's going to leave this building or have the spanish government come in and remove him. we'll see what his strategy is, whether he wants to have himself physically removed. but that's what he has to do physically, his long-term strategy is obviously a lot more complicated than that. >> and let's talk about that long-term strategy. we had yesterday the this declaration of independence so so to speak. >> it's a firm declaration of independence which was voted on a number of deputies who suspiciously don't represent 50% of the electorate. they represent around 48% of the electric tore wrat. and there was one of them, according to best estimates,
that did vote no. so they right now in catalonia have made a declaration of independence with deputies that represent less than 50% of the electorate. they have a majority because of the electoral law and that's why the abc newspaper, as you saw, has described the declaration as a coup because it doesn't have a technical majority support spp so at that point, it leaves things in a very unstable situation. >> and what does that meteorology for him going forward keeping that in mind? >> i'm goes to have trouble until he could claim 50% of the catalonians are behind him. he doesn't have that. so the strategy will be to escalate tension to create a lot of anti-rahoy feeling, anti-government feeling in order to gain further independencer for momentum. >> and spanish prime minister rahoy, he's on a tight move.
what do you think his next move will be? >> the day before, on thursday, they were almost called for december 20th. so by calling them on december 21st, rahoy is giving a sign of we will call a soft intervention, as opposed to the hard intervention. the idea is the spanish government can get in and out as soon as possible and hopefully return to normality. obviously, the strategy at that point will be to perhaps -- peaceful civil disobesence, to attempt to gain international support and home that the spanish government makes a mistake like they made on the 1st of october when civil guards were filmed on the international news committing violent acts against voters, many of whom were elderly or even children. >> thank you so much. i appreciate it. natalie and george, back to you.
>> all right. erin, we'll be watching developments on another day with confusion, as you say, we can understand that. thanks, erin. outnumbered and outgunned. we're learning new details about the u.s. and nigerien troops caught in a deadly ambush. we'll have that story for you, coming up. president trump knows nothing about the korean nation, he says. now he's asking us to give up our nuclear weapons. ask anyone on the street and they'll say he's a lunatic. and ahead of president trump's trip to the east asian countries, you'll see reaction cnn live from atlanta, georgia, this hour, simulcast. st witus.
welcome back to viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is good to have you with us. >> sources tell cnn the first charges have been filed in u.s. special counsel robert mueller's investigation into meddling in the 2016 election. they're sealed so we still don't know what they are or who say accused, but preparations were made on friday to take anyone charged into custody as soon as monday. the central government in spain seizing control of catalonia's separatist government and firing its president. this as the the catalan leaders sent supporters in the streets declaring independents. the prime minister may spain has fired catalonia's police chief, as well. we turn now to kenya, the highly contested presidential
election under way this hour in two constituencies. earlier voting took place acrock the country thursday with only 33% the turnout. the opposition considers the election a sham and many boycotted the polls on thursday. some places saw deadly clashes between police and protesters. we're learning more about the convoy of u.s. soldier ambushed earlier this month when nine lives were lost. sources tell cnn the u.s. teams split up when they came under fire in an effort to counterattack, but the two groups eventually lost communication. the patrol was described as outnumbered and outgunned by dozens of isis-linked fighters. david, what more can you tell us about the ambush? what are you learning? >> well, george, the ambush happened some weeks ago, but only details coming out now, those dramatic details that you described that this u.s.-led, in
fact, green ba ray let consingent of led contingent. they split and one group of those u.s. soldiers got split up and couldn't, in fact, communicate directly with their counterparts. several moved out of this ek vehicle to try and flank the isis-led militants in that fire fight. we know how this all ended up, four u.s. soldiers dead, a number of them wounded and nigerian counterparts led in what is still an open investigation into exactly what happened and why these american soldiers went into this danger zone with what appears to be light support. george. >> david, what can you tell us
about the different terror groups operating in the region? it's known to be a dangerous part of the world. well, that's right. our viewers maybe didn't have this front and center in their minds, this part of west africa as a potential terror threat. but terror groups have been operating in this region for quite some time and they have been shifting their allegiances. this group is -- that conducted this ambush is expected to be linked to isis. but intelligence source i am speaking to in the region b say that those affiliations are probably quite loose and we're not talking necessarily about a large group with command and control from some centralized headquarters. but rather a group that operates in had this fluid border region of niger and mali trying to gain supporters and influence as well as dealing with regional, you know, cultural and political issues. this had is not a central al qaeda group that maybe we have been familiar with in the years
past. u.s. soldiers are here in region, say the u.s. officials, to really stamp out that threat before it becomes a larger threat to here in the region and in the u.s. >> david, thank you for the reporting. we'll say in touch with you. and to the point that david just made, the u.s. ambassador to the ewe nated nations has a stark warning, the issues in africa could be a breeding group for terrorism. >> alise spoke with the ambassador during a stop in knshasa, congo. >> it's very important that we don't not only about the middle eat. you see the action the administration has taken in the middle east is because we want to deal with the situation there so we don't have to deal with it
in the united states. >> nikki haley on her toughest diplomatic mission to date going head to head with african strongmen in congo. >> i know what a politician is like and i know what they're capable of and what they're not capable of. and so when they talk about what they don't control, i remind them that they do. >> after the ambush in niger that killed four american soldiers. in syria, a new u.n. found president assad repeatedly used chemical weapons against his people. >> that is the most unconscienceble act a the dictator can do. >> when is the united states going to say it's time for him to go .make sure he goes? >> there is no -- >> when does it start? >> you've got russia holding their hand.
so it's not as easy as saying, we're going to go and we're going to take assad out. you have russia holding their hand, basically allowing this had to happen. you've got iran supporting this situation. >> haley says now that the u.s. has destroyed isis in syria, the u.s. has its eye on assad. >> we're not done. this is all still playing out. >> so you do see u.s. actions that can effectively push assad out? >> it's not that we are going to push assad out, but we're not going to let chemical weapons happen. we're not going to allow iran take over. those are all strategically planned on how we go about going forward. but the overall message in that is we are not going to stand bay cruel dictator that using chemical weapons on his own people. >> haley wants the u.n. to act against tehran's ballistic missile program that can deliver a nuke. >> if we'll sanction north korea for that, why are you allowing iran to get a pass?
we've seen that. we've played this game before. we're not going to do it again. >> president trump considered haley to be his secretary of state before sending her to the u.n. now with rumors rex tillerson is considering an. >> what if the president comes to you and says we need you to serve? the president is not going to say that. what if secretary tillerson says, i've had enough. i've done what i feed to do and the president says, niki, i need you? >> i've made it very clear that i'm happy in new york. >> you wouldn't take it? >> i would not take it. >> ambassador haley with our elise in africa. donald trump will be on a trip to japan, china, and south korea. u.s. defense james mattis is
already there. >> there, mattis reiterated that the united states stands side by side with south korea. and he had a very blunt message for pyongyang. >> any use of nuclear weapons by the north will be met with a massive military response effective and overwhelming. due to north korea's aggressive and destabilizing actions, we have taken defensive steps as an alliance, steps such as deploying the highly effective sad anti-missile system to the rok. >> mattis there stressed that the united states that washington wants to use diplomacy to resolve the tensions with north korea. with nuclear tensions on the korean peninsula as high as they've been in decades with, north korea has a message for mr. trump ahead of his trip to the region. >> as asia prepares for president trump's landmark visit, north korea has been
uncharacteristically quiet. no missile launches in a month and a half. no nuclear tests, at least not yet. only north korea's promise to send a clear message after trump's menacing speech at the u.n. last month when he threatened to totally destroy north korea. at the time, north korean leader kim jong un vowed to tame the u.s. president with fire. the chief engineer of a baby food factory is trying to maintain production levels, despite u.n. sanctions over north korea's nuclear program. but he says the nukes are here to stay. president trump knows nothing about the korean nation, he says. now he's asking us to give up our nuclear weapons? ask anyone on the street and they'll say, he's a lunatic. his words echo north korea propaganda. u.s. and north korean officials sadie mroemsy has broken down as their rhetoric has revved up.
pushing two nuclear powers, both sides not ruling out discussions altogether. on friday, u.s. defense secretary james mattis said america's goal is not war. >> thank you. >> but for a nuclear freem korean peninsula. but with pyongyang closer than ever to achieving what it says is a nuclear balance of power with the u.s., giving up neeks is a nonstarter. >> but, you know, there are a lot of people around the world who think by accumulating nuclear weapons, your country is putting itself at risk of total destruction. >> they have the wrong information, says pap sanok. tell them come to my country and see for themselves. >> do you have hope that some day your leader, kim jong un, could meet the u.s. president donald trump?
>> no, not at all. that meeting cannot happen, it will not happen because our marshall promised to deal with that deranged lunatic with fire. ominous words slowly sympathy lering ever since. as trump's visit to the region looms, many wonder if the situation is about to boil over. will ripley, cnn, pyongyang, north korea. >> will ripley, thank you for the reporting. still ahead, rose mcfwouen is one of the women accusing harvey weinstein of sexual assault. a reducing speech was about him and she didn't even mention his name. plus, a former u.s. president now facing allegations of inappropriate touching. how george bush senior is responding. hi, i'm the internet! you know what's difficult?
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>> mcgowan didn't mention weinstein by name, but her comments are searing. >> i came to be a voice for all of us who have been told we're muth nothing. for all of us who have been looked down on, for all of us who have been grabbed by the mother [ bleep ]. no more. name it. shame it. call it out. join me. join all of us as we amply pify each other's voices and we do what is right for us ander for our sisters and this planet mother earth. >> weinstein is denying allegations of nonconsensual sex. >> george h.w. bush is apologizing after three women accused him of touching them inappropriately. >> they all share similar stories that the former u.s.
president patted their rears during photo ops. >> president george h.w. bush, facing allegations from at least three women who say he touched them inappropriately. the accusers, one of whom asked to remain anonymous, sharing remarkably stories about the president touching them during photo ops. actress jordanna grolni met bush last year at maine. there was a photo-op. he came backstage to take a picture. he was in a wheelchair. he reached his hand around to the group and he said do you know who my favorite magician is? we all said no. he said david copperfield. and at that point i felt him grab my behind. >> another wrote bush touched her inappropriately a few years
ago as they were touching for this photograph. and while lnd did not get into it, she referred to it as a sexual assault. then all the while being photographed touched me again. a third woman who wished to remain anonymous, told cnn she met bush at a vip event in houston in 2015. she says he squeezed her behind a couple of times. it was unmistakable. it was not just a pat. it was a serious squeeze. spokesman jim mcgrath acknowledged the incidents, referring cnn to a statement released wednesday that cited the president's age and physical limitations. to try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke. and on occasion, he has patted women's rears in what he intended to be a good natured manner. some have seen it as innocent.
others clearly view it inappropriate. to anyone he has offended, president bush apologizes more sincerely. it was confirmed he was referring to the david copperfield joke with all three women when he wrong the statement. reaction has been mixed with some coming to the president's defense. mrs. bush was at his side. he is in a wheelchair with parkinson's drop. really? someone should be ashaped, and it isn't 41. a doctor said illnesses like his can lead to unusual behavior. noteworthy the incidents occurred late in his life. >> it can also affect the the front part of on your brain, things like judgment, forethought, impulse control and people who have never acted badly or inappropriately their whole life all of a sudden they start to do things that are out of character.
>> jordana thinks that's an excuse. >> do you think his age and his medical condition excuse his actions? >> no, i don't think so it excuses it and i don't think it explained it. in order for us to have progress and for women to reach the true equality that we deserve to have, i think we need to stop making excuses and letting that be, you know, okay. >> athena jones, cnn, new york. >> a lot of women very courageous to tell their stories, at least that's true. >> indeed. we're going to turn to the weather. cuba and florida once again under a tropical threat. ivan joins us right after the break with the latest.
parts of florida are still recovering from hurricane irma and now here it is, another tropical storm is about to have an impact there, as well. >> ivanka brar ra is following that for us. he joins us now from the whether center. >> the last thing they need, right? >> psychologically, i think this will be worse than what the actual storm will do here. this won't be an irma or even a hurricane. this will remain a tropical storm.
that hasn't even happened. we have a potential tropical cyclone 18. it's basically the main threat for this not only for cuba, but for florida, as well. 35-mile-per-hour winds. we're speccing it to become tropical storm felipe later on today and into the afternoon. this is right. this is, again, you don't want to say that symbol right over miami, but this is going to be a heavy rain machine and that would be about it. we don't have to worry about any significant wind or storm surge or anything like that. 40, 45-mile-per-hour winds staying east of miami. it is primarily for the northwestern bahamas. we have for the central bahamas, a tropical storm watch and cuba will get the brunt of the storm as far as gusty winds and heavy rainfall. case in point here, as far as
the winds, look what happens here, 15, 20, 25-mile-per-hour winds. the heaviest gusts will be on the eastern flank of the storms. that would be the bahamas here. 45 to 50-mile-per-hour winds. not only a rain event, but wind, as well. as far as accumulations, anywhere from 20 to as high as 6 inches of rainfall. a good thing about this storm is it is going to be racing off to the north and east. it will not stall. it will not hang out for quite some time. what it will do is it will involve itself with this cold front that we've been talking about for the last couple of days. the moisture associated with that low with that disturbance, that tropical storm system will provide us with quite a soaker herer for the northeast. in fact, guys, this storm will give new england, i think, higher wind gusts, 60, perhaps even 70-mile-per-hour winds, much higher than what tropical storm felipe will do later on today. >> not pretty. not pretty. from florida to the east coast, all right, ivan.
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