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[ 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. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this sunday. we begin this hour in washington where grand jury indictments are overshadowing the week ahead for
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president trump. someone could be in custody as early as tomorrow following first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. this morning the president is blasting these new developments tweeting all of this russia talk, right when the republicans are making their big push for historic tax cuts and reform. is that coincidental? not. it was warned what to watch for as this all unfolds. >> one, whether or not donald trump has some reaction and talks in the way that could be used against him in the future, is he sending a message of intimidation in some way through himself or his cohorts suggesting that people should not be talking and keep their mouths shut? >> this comes as the clock is ticking for republicans to meet wednesday's self-imposed deadline to unveil a bill on tax reform. >> we've got a short window of time to deliver on tax reform, something that i want to see
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happen on behalf of the american people and to pass those bills, that's where the focus needs to stay. >> let's begin with the first charges filed in mueller's investigation. someone could be in custody as soon as tomorrow. is that too quick? it's important to note that mueller inherited intelligence from previous investigations. the fbi and the irs had been investigating trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort. shimon has been following the story for us. shimon, what is being said about the timing of this action? >> really there are folks who perhaps may be saying this happened too soon. it doesn't really tell us much, the timing doesn't tell us much. as you said, the fbi and the department of justice prior to the special counsel getting involved in the investigation had been looking into the trump campaign and had been looking
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into collusion and also some of the folks that are close to the campaign like former chairman of the campaign, paul nmanafort. all was ongoing for some time before the special counsel was appointed in may. so for months already the fbi had been doing a lot of work on this case and gathering evidence. is could be that all of that work had already been done and it was just a matter of presenting some of this to the grand jury and that seems to have what have happened. we don't know who's going to be charged come tomorrow or in the coming week but what we do know is that an indictment or indictments are expected to be unsealed tomorrow. some of the activity that we may see as early as tomorrow morning is that either people surrendering or people being taken into custody by the fbi, that is all still information that we have not been able to verify but we do expect something to happen tomorrow. >> all right, thanks so much.
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this morning on cnn state of the union, former u.s. attorney explained what he thinks could have happened behind the scenes with these potential indictments. take a listen. >> in any case, where there might be criminal activity on the part of more than one person, prosecutors like those in my former office and those that work in bob mueller's office now, try to see who they can bring charges against first and see if they have information about someone else. typically you want to be pressuring people with information of an incriminating nature above you in the food chain. it's also possible that they are charging a number of people at once and want to see who's the first one through the door. it's also a possibility that they made an attempt to try to get cooperation from the person they charged on friday. and that attempt failed as sometimes happens in my experience from before and sometimes what it takes to have someone focus on their own future and the possibility of having -- getting lean yens is
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to see that prosecutors are not bluffing but prepared to go to court and seek a charge, which is seems like what happened in this case. >> i want to bring in steve hall, a retired cia chief in charge of russia operations and michael zell den, former assi assistant to robert mueller. do you agree with the logic there? >> well, i would certainly defer to guys like michael and other legal experts as to what the strategy would be. but one thing i would strongly agree with, we need to watch and see re reactireactions are goin. the russians will be watching carefully. as we saw in the 2016 elections and previous to that, they are looking for hot button political divisive issues they can use against us in future operations. they had us in 2016, that's bad on them. if we don't learn anything from this in 2018, that's bad on us.
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it will be interesting to see. >> take a look at the series of tweets from the president in one of them. all of this russia talk right when the republicans are making a big push for historic tax cuts is this coincidental? not. the president's attorney told cnn the president's comments are unrelated to mueller's investigation. in your view why is it important for the attorney to make that kind of distinction. >> because tycobb has said repeatedly and everyone should take him at his words, he's an honest guy, that the president is cooperating with mueller's investigation and that has to be true and has to be the storyline that they stick to with respect to mueller. the other stuff is politics and that may be sending a message to the investigative committees or getting the base or republicans in congress to try to distract
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from what mueller is doing. the president and all of those in the president's eco system have no choice but to cooperate with mueller and be truflful or face the possibility of charges brought against them. >> listen to this warning from chris christie this morning. >> i sthink anybody advised by special counsel's office that they are a target in the investigation which i'm sure he has done to those people who are should be concerned. >> so steve, one has to wonder, whoever is indicted tomorrow or arrested or shows up in court if it is indeed tomorrow, is it your feeling that person or persons could certainly be an avenue to more information to widen the scope of the various investigations? >> you know, my background is more from a counterintelligence
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one. i would say what you're going to want to do is yes, you're going to want to start the questioning with people that you bring in and of course see where that leads you. that's fairly obvious. i think all of the common names we've now become very familiar with over the past couple of months, like manafort and flynn and rest of that group. those are all people that if i were the russian intelligence services i would have been taking a look at to have somebody who is inside the system here in the united states help me accomplish s the goals i wanted to in 2016. i would imagine from a legal perspecti perspective, that the investigators moo mueller's time and oversight committees would be looking at again all of those people that would become familiar with. interesting to see who comes in first though. >> whoever shows up, does this narrow the scope of the investigation or widen it potentially? >> actually it could do either or both.
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we'll have to look at tomorrow is who has been charged and what have they been charged with. if they are people who are outside of the direct line of the collusion inquiry, then it might indicate that mueller is at least for this point focused on tax and money laundering and failure to register as a foreign agent and other more latercolla matters. if it goes to the heart of the communications of anyone in the trump eco system and representatives of russia, that is a more direct sort of like body blow to that group of people that indicates to them that they all should be with capable counsel and trying to figure out what's in their best legal interest and how best to proceed. we'll see but anyway it goes, the fact there is an indictment, whether it's a collateral or noncollateral indictment, whether it's for matters that arose sort of before mueller
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that he took over or in the core of what he's investigating, it's a significant matter. and governor christie is right that people in this eco system, as i call it, all of the players whether they are secondary or primary, really need to take a account of where do they stand what's in their best interest and do what is in their best interest other than the perceived west interest of somebody else and be honest -- be honest. >> lying in the grand jury or lying in a sworn deposition, even if you've done nothing wrong to begin with, if you lie in that setting, you just make life miserable for yourself as a legal matter. >> all right, we'll leave it there. thanks so much. >> cnn's boris sanchez is at the white house with more on what we've heard via tweet from the president after his no comment
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from the white house yesterday. >> hey there, fred, the president was fired up earlier today, launching a series of attacks on hillary clinton and democrats, here's a couple of those tweets now. he makes reference to a lack of investigations against clinton. he cites the now infamous dossier that was put together by fusion gps, that company that was hired at one point by the clinton campaign to dig up opposition research on then candidate trump and also brings up the uranium deal and accusation that hillary clinton took bribes in exchange for a favorable uranium mining deal for russians and then mentions her e-mails, what he calls the comey fix, this idea that former director james comey declined to press charges on hillary clinton during the course of the investigation into the use of a private e-mail server as a way to curry favor with hillary clinton. the most telling part of these tweets is this portion, when president kind of reveals how he
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feels, he writes, instead of looking into these things, they quote, look at trump/russia collusion which doesn't exist. we asked white house attorney ty cobb about these tweets and whether they are related to the latest news coming from the special counsel and whether or not there was collusion between the trump campaign and russia. he wrote this statement, he writes, quote, contrary to what many have suggested, the president's comments today are unrelated to the activities of the smaeshl council with whom he continues to cooperate. he declined to comment any further on the tweets but despite that denial, fred, it's pretty obvious that the president is unhappy there are several investigations look into the aegs that his campaign kol le co-lewded with russia. he maintains democrats invented
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this russia hoax to hurt him. at least one republican senator rob portman believes that is a distraction. looking away from a much bigger issue. listen to what he told "meet the press th press" this morning. >> he won fair and square and we ought to focus on the outrage that the russians meddled in this election. we need to get to the bottom of it and go where the facts lead us. >> reporter: one last note, fred, at the end of those tweets there's a call of action from the president, he tells republicans to do something about misdeeds by the clinton camp and democrats, despite that earlier this beak, house republicans announced two separate investigations related to hillary clinton, one looking into the circumstances of that uranium deal, another looking at how the department of justice handled the investigation into her use of a private e-mail
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server. it's unclear what more the president wants republicans to do. >> all right, boris sanchez, thank you from the white house. >> straight ahead, puerto rico's governor now calling for the cancellation of a $300 million power contract awarded to a small company based in the hometown of interior secretary ryan zinke. we're live in san juan. bonus ck every six months i'm accident-free. and i don't share it with mom. right, mom? right. safe driving bonus checks, only from allstate. switching to allstate is worth it.
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>> the governor of hurricane ravaged puerto rico is calling for the immediate cancellation of the controversial contract to repair the power grid. whitefish energy a small firm with two full-time employees received a $300 million to get the electricity back on. >> the information that has come about with regards to the contracting of whitefish energy
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and in the interest of protecting our public interest, i have asked the board of the power authority to invoke the cancellation clause in the contract immediately. >> the governor's announcement comes two days after fema expressed quote significant concerns about how whitefish was awarded the contract. still, it has been six weeks since hurricane maria plowed into puerto rico and 70% still has no electricity. martin savidge is in san juan. how does this controversy impact the ability to actually get the lights back on? >> reporter: well, unfortunately fredericka, i would say that this is probably only going to slow the process, we should point out that prepa now has apparently officially weighed in, holding a press conference at this moment, the puerto rico power authority. they said they have going to cancel the deal with whitefish.
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you can only wonder if it is that easy to do. the governor had said he wanted the deal canceled after a whole lot of controversy and then you had ramos, the head of prepa, he's a man that negotiated the deal with whitefish. now he's the one saying that that deal is done. but the problem is whitefish had already begun the work. brought in the personnel and brought in a lot of equipment. they were already running the electricity lines. now presumably, all of that stops. somebody else has to be brought in to do the job and that means that those people who were on the job and where you find the new people, it appears they may be coming from power authorities and states like new york and florida but it's going to take time to get them on the island and most of us to get them the equipment they need. andy, the ceo of whitefish, people have always wondered, how did a company nobody had heard of land such a big deal? he explained it but i doubt if
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it brought any comcomfort. here's what he was saying. >> i found them on linkedin. >> you used linkedin to get a $300 million contract? >> linkedin is going to love this but yeah. >> not exactly the high profile professional way that you would expect a company to get a major contract which is the most important of all, restoring electricity to almost the entire island of puerto rico. so it plays on, we'll see how it plays out but the problem is, even while most of this is political, no one is really said that whitefish wasn't doing the job. they've only said they didn't really like the contract that whitefish had. fredericka? >> interesting. no bid, $300 million contract. martin savidge, thank you so much. andrew cuomo has visited twice. his state is spending millions
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of dollars and deploying hundreds of personnel to aid in the crisis. i asked him earlier what he thinks about the uproar surrounding the whitefish energy contract in puerto rico. >> i think the governor made a very smart move today. there was controversy by the whitefish company and whitefish contract and he announced that he was going to have an investigation and then audit. but that is all a frankly sideshow to the main problem, which is as you said, 70% of the people don't have power. and it's a matter of life and death. i also think the mutual aid quote/unquote system will serve puerto rico better. what we have in this country is a mutual aid compact among states. we're celebrating the fifth anniversary of hurricane sandy
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today in new york. we had about 25 states send utility trucks to new york to help us through hurricane sandy. so rather than going to one private company, the governor saying he wants to exercise mutual aid where he asks other states to send down trucks crews and poll diggers and poll setters and linemen and a then reimbursed through the federal government under this mutual aid. but i know just from the state of new york, i can send down hundred hundreds of utility crews. in the long run that's the faster way to get this done anything. i think he's doing a smart think thing. >> the governor has said he requested that kind of assistance from new york as well as from florida. to what detail and capacity are
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you able to send reinforcements? you just mentioned you can send hundreds of crews but won't it take even more than that? >> you know, we'll need an estimate from the puerto rican power authority as to how many crews they want. it could take 1,000 or 2,000 crews just from what i've seen when i was in puerto rico. hurricane sandy for new york long island, we had 6,000 crews and we had them literally in a matter of days, you have a complication with puerto rico that you're going to have to put the bucket trucks on a barge and transport them. that's going to be the longest period of time and then you'll have a logistical operation on
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the island. where do you house 6,000 workers. but those are logistical issues that can be worked out. i think for sure, this whole white fish situation first of all, the job was not getting done quickly. second of all, now with this investigation et cetera, it was going to be a distraction and the main point is that we're for getting, this is like day 36 and they have no power. these are american citizens. >> is it your feeling there should only be mutual aid and no use private contractors or working together in concert? >> what often happens in mutual aid, you rs use private contractors. so for example, in the state of new york, i have public utilities in the state of new york and we have private
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contractor contractors that we use. both would be sent from this state and through this state's apparatus. and they then get billed back through the federal government. but look, day 36 with no power, no clean water for many people, it's a matter of life and death. we just have to remember that these are americans and just imagine if this was any other state in this country, if these were texans or new yorkers or californians, the outrage, the media coverage that you would be seeing, puerto ricans are americans. let's treat them that way. >> so the improvements have not been fast enough clearly for people living there. you visited twice. did you see any marked improvement between your two
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visits? >> very little. >> at all encouraging to you? >> very little. it all starts with power. if you don't have power, pumps don't operate and people can't operate equipment to clean their home. so it's very hard to get the society up and running until you have the power restored. and there's been very little progress on the power. i've heard the reports that whitefish has people working, but you're talking about thousands of crews you're going to need there. they are nowhere near that capacity. it's been a month. and the federal government knows how to do this. we do this literally on a monthly basis in this country. when texas had a problem and florida had a problem, new york state sends utility crews and
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they get assistance and then they come back, you know, there was no reason for this to take 36 days, it's just frankly because they didn't get the attention and we treat puerto ricans like second class americans. >> new york governor andrew cuomo, thanks so much. >> coming up, do something. the president issuing the new rallying cry to fellow republicans this day, it comes in the wake of reports that clinton campaign helped fund research that led to that infamous dossier and appears some republicans are listening. worrying about your big... about the client dinner. you gonna wear? hannah. did you get that email i sent you? i need you to respond... ...before you wake up. when life keeps you up... zzzquil helps you fall asleep in less than 20 minutes. because sleep is a beautiful thing. (avo) but you also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. non-insulin victoza® lowers a1c,
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as the russia investigation heats up, president trump is reigniting his attacks on hillary clinton accusing her and the democrats of colluding with the kremlin. just this morning tweeted this. there was so much guilt by democrats and clinton and facts are pouring out. do something. it's not just trump, his fellow republicans aren't letting up either. gop senator susan collins who sits on the senate intelligence committee called for top dnc officials and members of the clinton campaign to retestify on the infamous dossier. listen. >> they absolutely need to be recalled. it's difficult to imagine that a campaign chairman that the head of the dnc would not know of an expenditure of this magnitude and significance. but perhaps there's something more going on here.
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but certainly it's worth additional questioning of those two witnesses. >> joining me right now to discuss the vice chair of the dnc michael blake. president trump is alleging that your party is the one colluding, even though a conservative group first initiated research to undermine trump. what is your reaction to susan collins. >> it's ridiculous what trump and the administration is convey, there's one entity under investigation and that's the trump administration and trump campaign itself. let's be incredibly clear, all campaigns do opposition research and what happened before was trying to understand information about the campaign, which is all campaigns do. however as we all know, tomorrow bob mueller and their team will be unsealing documents of who is going to be indicted because it is the trump team and those associated with donald trump
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that are under investigation for collusion it self. so let's focus there and make sure we have not been distracted by the noise and tweets of what donald trump is communicating. trump has repeatedly said that he and his associates were never under investigation and no one was pursuing them but we're seeing consistently that they will try to distracts everyone from things they have been attempting to do. they were not honest when it came to the purpose of the meeting they had before. they were not honest about the information they've been receiving and nothing they've been demonstrating is transparent and so we had to focus on the trump team and make sure the reason why this is critical for everyone, russia is still trying to interact with our elections and we have to be diligent and that's why this investigation will continue. >> has it been incumbent on the clinton campaign to be honest on the research it did, call it opposition research or otherwise. was it incumbent upon the campaign to be forthright in its involvement in the interest of that? >> most campaigns on all sides
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never release everything they may or may not learn when doing opposition research. we realize that in all campaigns and all aspects and that is the reason why there's been no indication conveyed whatsoever from mueller and others that they are investigating hillary clinton and her team. the focus has been and needs to remain on what's happening with trump and their administration and those associated with them. the information they may have received and let's be clear about this, we were not in leadership at the time so we're learning this information now, being focused upon what exactly did donald trump and their team do with the information and more concretely, what were they willing to do in order to influence and impact the elections. they knowingly took a meeting to try to impact what was happening and that's where the focus has to remain. >> there's been a lot of dissension within the republican party and gop fights among themselves, are the dems laying low and hoping that infighting will potentially cost
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republicans votes? >> well, no, we're not laying low at all. we're being very active. i'm in syracuse right now campaigning for juanita perez, who could become the first latino mayor, phil murphy and next governor and lieutenant governor in virginia and justin fairfax and mark herring to be retained as ag or mark in state of washington. things are happening where we're actively engaged. we're not sitting open the sidelines at all. we have the opportunity to make history this year, many different races. when you look at what's happening in virginia, 43 women running at democratic candidates for delegates, that's exciting. potentially the first latinas to the state delegates in that aspect. we've been engaged, $10,000 a month going to state parties and
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we'll all be crisscrossing the country over the next nine days. they can have their infighting, we're focused on helping people an remind people a better deal for jobs and wages and education and we're going to continue the success we've had this year whether it be in oklahoma or new hampshire or iowa or new york. we're going to be giving people a fight fighting for opportunity for all and we'll be excited about election day. >> there have been internal divisions within the democratic party as well. and there's been a lot of tension reported on within the dnc and recent stash shake-up. what is the source of the rift. how much potentially of an impairment is it on the races? >> it's not at all. any family will have differing views and differing conversations, that's welcome. and we always welcome that and we still come back together for the bigger priority. look, i have a lot of family and friends that can disguise what they are going to relate what
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they are going to do with the northwestern michigan state game. we come back together to engage as a people and that's happening in our elections. you look at the reality that the races we've been winning across the country have been happening because people understand what's at stake and not sitting on the sidelines. look at west chester county in new york, where george latimer will unseat because people come back home and engaged on the ground. you see what's going on in new jersey. not just winning at the top of the ticket but down ballot as well. we want to make sure we're focusing on how to get people to realize that we're fighting as a democratic party for all, opportunity for all, a better deal for all. all we're hearing on the other side is infighting and distractions from the republican party. come tomorrow the republican party and their leadership will have serious questions to answer. no longer will they be able to say that they are not under investigation, no longer will they be able to say they have not been engaged and trying to have you shall russia impact our
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elections. >> all right, michael blake, we'll leave it right there from syracuse, thanks so much. >> thank you, fred. >> much more ahead but first, a meet this week's cnn hero. max levitt. >> a lot of kids learn the importance of work ethic on the sports field. >> set, go. >> there we go. do it again. >> sports were the most important part of my childhood, i thought it was a given for kids to play sports but so many can't afford to play sports. there's millions of dollars not being put to use, either being thrown away or wasting away in garages, why don't we create a foodbank for sports equipment. >> to see how max's equipment is making a difference, go to cnn heroes.com. real be right back. oh, you brought butch. yeah! (butch growls at man)
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a powerful storm threatening the northeast tonight churning up the coast where 45 million people across new york and new england are under a flash flood watch and the storm comes on the fifth anniversary of super storm sandy. we're tracking this storm with cnn's polo sandoval in long beach, new york and cnn meteorologist tom sader in the weather center. po polo, what kind of conditions are you experiencing? >> reporter: well, rain mainly, a little bit of wind earlier. let me fill you in what officials are saying to expect particularly into tonight. heavy rains could possibly lead to isolated flooding but more than anything else, the main potential threat here these heavy winds that are expected with any kind of tropical storm. that is expected to be felt later tonight as philippe makes its way up the eastern seaboard. people are recommended to keep a close eye on the weather.
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it is relatively business as usual, we're not seeing a lot of people on the streets because it is a nasty rainy day but when it comes to the main recommendations from officials right now, for people to keep a close eye on the storm. heavy winds could mean a damage to utility poles and people could end up in dark. as far as preparations we're not seeing a whole lot if any right now here in this part of new york. people are just watching, waiting and taking great comfort in knowing that this by no means comes anywhere close to the situation they lived through five years ago with super storm sandy. guys? >> all right, polo, thanks so much. let's go to tom in the weather center. let's talk about its potential. >> well, it's not going to be a super storm sandy for sure but it is going to be a sandy-light. thousands can lose power. the system is just starting to get cranking, this is more than flooding and coast alley roegs
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but chaos when it comes to flights. right now into tomorrow morning's rush. take a look at the delays right now, two haurz jfk and laguardia. laguardia -- jfk four hours, newark about three hours, they are going to get worse and boston over an hour and a half, even philadelphia. we've got a jet stream, big drop, this was caused by a typhoon that hit japan last sunday and crossed the coast of alaska, it's that jet stream coming up from the south. what is it pulling up? it's pulling up recommend nanmn tropical storm. philippe. this did bring rain to central america and southern florida and even though the track keeps it away from the mid-atlantic coastline, the moisture is getting pulled north. the ride adar and satellite, we get it back, it is there. the cold front is getting new energy. as this moves up the coast it
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will start to churn those winds, we're talking gusts 50 to 60 to 70, maybe 75 miles per hour in higher elevations, again, not just travel problems but the warnings are out for the winds. this is going to be everiy from long island into parts of new england where again those leaves are still on the trees. thousands could lose power in addition flash flooding, 4 to 6 inches and heaviest wind is off the coast but come in tonight and overnight it is really going to start to blow. don't be surprised, the lights start to flicker if you lose power, most likely be out by morning for many locations but travel problems will be widespread on rails and of course in the air. >> oh, boy, sounds like a potential mess. tom sader, thanks so much. we'll be right back.
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>> as millions battled hurricane harvey one of houston's finest was fighting a battle of his own. here's stephanie elam. >> when hurricane harvey dropped a deluge of water on houston, the police officer nor bert ramon headed to the only station he could get to, lake patrol on lake houston. >> seemed like apocalypse, it was unreal. >> reporter: with flood waters engulfing neighborhoods, lake patrol took to the boats to whisk people to safety. >> they wanted to bring everything with them and you could only tell them to bring so much. >> reporter: working 12-hour shifts officer ramon was helping
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to rescue people. >> what sticks in my head those children. you would see different emotions. >> reporter: how many people do you think you helped rescue? >> i don't know, 200, 300 easily. >> never showed no signs of having anything wrong with him. >> reporter: what's wrong with officer ramon is stage iv colon cancer, which has spread to his liver and longs. diagnosed in march 2016, ramon gets chemotherapy every two weeks, a constant reminder of his battle. >> i'm out there in the street and i've got to leave half a day to go out there and do that and just -- as long as i'm with these guys, they keep me up. you know. >> my respect level for him is beyond explanation. >> teamed up for boat rescues,al vin steelman had no clue about ramon's health crisis until after the water receded. >> it's not looking for sympathy. he wants to be part of the team and he was, he did everything everyone else did. >> for three days of his life he
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was in a world where he didn't have to think about it. he was really happy helping people. >> reporter: in fact, ramon was in no pain. >> he's a police officer first and then it's cancer. >> his wife of 13 years however was concerned. he centered this picture while on murky water to let her know he was all right. >> i was worried about him because energywise i didn't know how it would affect him. at the same token i knew there was nothing to do to hold him back. >> reporter: a man rescuing others from the brink while in a battle for her own life. steveny elam, cnn, houston. >> thanks so much for being with me this sunday. we have so much more straight ahead in the newsroom with anna cabrera, right after this. it's ok that everybody ignores me when i drive. it's fine, 'cause i get a safe driving bonus check every six months i'm accident-free. and i don't share it with mom. right, mom?
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you're on the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. a cloud of suspension is hanging over washington. the first suspects may be in custody as early as tomorrow. right now we do not know the name or names of those accused or specific charges. those are under seal by orders from the federal judge but a former trump campaign ally says mueller's targets should be worried. watch. >> i think anybody who has been advised by the special counsel's office that they are a target in the investigation which i'm sure he has done to those people who are should be concerned. for us to have confidence in this process, we have to make sure that the grand jury process remains confidential, remains secret so that special counsel can work effectively to get to the bottom of all he's looking into. >> president tmp

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