tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN November 16, 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm PST
"situation room." erin burnett out front starts right now. up front next, breaking news, president trump punts on roy moore in a big way. al franken accused of sexual harassment and assault. jared kushner busted by investigators for not revealing e-mails about wikileaks and the man known as source "d" in the trump-russia dossier. let's go out front. good evening. i'm erin burnett. out front tonight, trump punts and run. president trump refuse zing to answer repeated questions about roy moore and whether the embattled senate candidate should step aside. since the president's return from asia, he's not said or tweeted a single word about the
allegations against moore. here is trump asked about moore today. >> mr. president, should roy moore step aside, sir? should roy moore step aside, sir? should roy moore step aside, sir? >> his answer, you heard it, silence. trump fired off 16 tweets of all sorts of things from trump to ucla basketball players and slamming cnn and "the new york times." not a single word about the candidate accused by seven women of harassment, sexual assault and inappropriate behavior of minors. when press secretary sarah sanders was asked if the president feels roy moore should step aside, sanders punted. >> he thinks the people of alabama should make the decision. that's something in a decision the people of alabama need to make. the people of alabama should be
the ones to make the decisions. up to the people of alabama to make the decision. the president believes it is a decision for the people of alabama to make. look, the president, as i said about seven or eight times now thinks it's the decision for the people of alabama to make. >> sanders rattled off the people of alabama line six times in a 20-minute press conference. as for the president, this is what's so crucial here. the last time he said something out loud about roy moor was the day he won the primary for alabama's vacant seat in september. here is the president then. >> well, we have a man who is going to be a great senator. i'm very happy with that. roy ran a really great race. >> let's be clear. if the last thing trump, himself, said about roy moore is, he's quote, going to be a great senator, then that's where he stands on roy moore. on a moore alabama's newspapers call unfit to serve as senator for the united states.
why is trump dodging the question after his own daughter said there's a special place in hell for people who prey on children and has no reason to doubt moore's accounts. the president is hoping his statement from the press secretary that says the president believes if the allegations are true, judge moore will do the right thing and step aside. at least 20 leading republicans know it is out. they have taken a stand when the leader of their party has failed to do so. >> if he cares about the values and people he claims to care abo about, then he should step aside. >> i have no reason to doubt these young women. >> roy moore should step aside. the woman who have come forward are credible. >> jeff zeleny is out front at the white house. jeff, again, the president refusing to answer questions. we heard the last time he said something out loud about roy
moore. of course, it was incredibly complimentary before this news broke. >> reporter: it is an uncomfortable silence. the president weighs in with a great frequency on social media answering questions on everything except this. we know from top advisers, he is following this very carefully. he's talked to senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell several times on the telephone. he believes roy moore is not good for the republican brand, but he has not said that publicly. we heard sarah sanders say, again and again, the president finds it troubling but it's up to the people of alabama to make the decision. sarah sanders was also asked if the president stands by his endorsement or moore. again, it's up to the people of alabama to make the decision. it didn't stop him from endorsing moore. i'm told one of the reasons the president is unwilling to talk
about this, he does not want to engage in this is because of the substance of the allegations. he, of course, had many women who came forward during his campaign that alleged misconduct. he does not want the conversation to become about that. he wants to focus on the matter at hand. the white house press secretary answering these questions will not be enough. the president will have to talk about it. he'll be asked again and again. kelly an conway said he expects the president to address this, but certainly, he hasn't yet and we are nearing the end of the week. >> thank you, jeff. more breaking news on the roy moore situation at this hour. there's a new poll out from fox news. in it, you can see the democrat in alabama senate race, doug moore, right now, ahead of moore by eight points. moore stood defiant. no sign that he is going to step aside, make this easy for the
president or anyone else. of course, he is defiant. as more accusers are stepping forward, putting their names and reputations on the line. moore says, again, not going anywhere. >> reporter: yeah. let's use his own words, what he said in this news conference. in his words, he will quit standing when they lay him in a box and put him in the ground. clearly, he doesn't intend to go anywhere. he held a news conference. he was flanked by christian conservatives. most of them were from out of state. they all back roy moore. they believe he is being persecuted. if there was a theme to all of this, it was, it's us versus them. >> mitch mcconnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of alabama and they will not stand for it.
>> reporter: moore, in his comments did, basically, give a blanket statement saying all the allegations brought forward, they are simply untrue. what he would not answer, though, are specific reporter questions as we followed him out, shouting questions at him. he would not address the latest two accusations. an 18-year-old says moore, 40 years ago, called her out of high school, interrupted her trig nom triclass. she agreed to go on a date. at the end, he gave her an unwanted, forcible kiss, that left her uncomfortable. she told "the washington post." then a 22-year-old, she described him at the mall. we have a lot about this mall where she says he was persistent, pursued her and she reported him to her manager. >> thank you. now, seven women.
out front, michelle holmes, the vice president of al.com. a member of the editorial board there that wrote roy moore, grossly unfit for office. david, let's start with this president, who is the leader of the republican party, the leader of the nation and he is stunningly silent on this issue. he is not calling on moore to drop out. the last time he talked about him was, of course, an endorsement. >> it's hardly -- meanwhile, roy moore seems to be struggling in a race that is significant. the poll shows doug jones, the democrat ahead by eight points. that was taken by fox news, hardly a bias source against republicans. it sounds like roy moore is not only trailing, but the stakes are going up for this president, rapidly. if the democrat, jones, wins on
december 12th, think of how much is at stake for the president. if jones were in office today, erin, the tax bill that is coming out of the senate would be toast. he would provide, a democrat would provide one more vote and put the nail in the coffin for the tax bill, they would have to rewrite it. we are up to seven women. i think that the president, it's in his personal interest to take a stand on this, knowing that he may have to pay a price, personally and reopen some old wounds. he's got to show some courage and moral leadership. the country is looking for guidance on this. compare it to the republicans have now come in contact or come to the point of asking moore to leave. >> yeah. >> look how the democratic senator jumped on the al franken story. 20 of them demanded an investigation. they didn't waste time.
they got out there despite the fact. >> michelle, there are new accusers stepping forward. so far, seven women have spoken out against roy moore. "the washington post" interviewed 30 people who co-ob rated the story for them in the first article. that was the first four, then 34 people. each person, when you and others do the reporting, you are speaking to people they spoke to at the time. a lot of people are coming out and putting their repizations, their honesty on the line. moore is suing "the washington post" and your site. so far, nothing has been filed. you are looking at it closely. you live there. you are talking to the people. you believe the women, right? >> absolutely. i think any woman who is stepping forward into this intense media scrutiny, this intense climate of social media, abuse of death threats coming to some of these women, there's no reason to step into this fray
unless something happened. i fully believe, and my news organization believes through the reporting we have done independently that these women are telling the truth. >> let me ask you, michelle, with all these accusations, the women coming forward, they are putting their name out there, coming on the record. they are unafraid of being sued. they are taking personal risk, which is important to understand. the president is not calling on moore to step out. he said in a statement that moore should step out, if the allegations are true. it's a cop out. i'm going to call it out. it's a cop out. the white house secretary was asked what the president means. what proof does he need? i want to play the exchange for you. >> what would the president like to see? >> look, i'm not going get into and litigate back and forth, but the president has been clear, if the allegations are true, allegations that he takes very
seriously, finds troubling, if they happen to be true, then he should do the right thing and step aside. >> the president believe the accusations themselves, women and their credibility can be established? outside of making these allegations. what is the mechanism by which the president would be satisfied if the allegations are true? >> i don't think the president laid out what the mechanisms are. >> michelle, will anything be enough? >> well, the president's got a tricky situation right now. the number of accusers who have come out against president trump is equally stunning and equally staggering. this is a really pivotal moment. how he responds to roy moore, it sets a stage for how voters and the american public is going to expect him to vote for himself. how to respond to himself. >> david, that is the true question, right? i want to play, again, the
reason given over and over again by sarah sanders, the white house secretary for why the president will not call on moore to get out. >> the president believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously and he thinks the people of alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be. >> we showed that. do you think moore could pull a win out? you have until december 12th. >> it's hard. i think he would help himself if maybe i miscommunicated thing. take al franken's statement, it didn't totally protect him, but he apologized, i misunderstood. i think the behavior was repugnant. we haven't heard anything like that from roy moore. i think that would help. listen, it's hard for me to see the president staying silent
through this. in some ways, the longer he stays silent, it's not just a dodge, but sort of to say, you know, i'm not going to take it too seriously. i'm going to put politics above what's right. that's the way i will do my presidency. that drains the authority away from the president. this is, he needs to be tougher with himself on this, frankly. >> thank you both so much. i appreciate it. a woman says the a sitting member of congress groped her. look at this picture. this is al franken. a picture made public by the woman he is grabbing there. republicans and democrats claiming the senator's job is now on the line. the gop tax overhaul plan claims a hurdle. a study shows taxes going up for the middle class. a victory for big game hunters like donald trump's sons. they are allowed to bring elephant heads into the united states as trophies.
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and groped her on a tour in 2006. she released this photo of franken with his hands over her chest while she was sleeping. here is what happened. >> his lips against my face and stuck his tongue in my mouth so fast. all i remember is his lips were really wet, slimy, he stuck his tongue down my mouth. i pushed him off with my hands. i remember i almost punched him because now when i see him, my hands clench in a fist. i said if you ever do that again, i'm not going to be so nice a second time. >> we have a named member of congress. manu raju is out front. democrats spoke out quickly. >> distancing themselves from al franken saying they support the ethics committee investigation
going forward. when i put the question to democratic senators whether or not they believe it could lead to the expulsion of franken, they did not rule it out. >> very disappointed. i support an ethics investigation in this the type of conduct. >> do you think it could lead to his expulsion? >> i wouldn't want to prejudge anything at this point. >> you can't shut the door on expulsion? >> an investigation will take it up through proper procedures. don't prejudge it. i think the right place to address it is ethics committee. >> that is rare to expel a senator. to do so, you need support of two thirds of the senate to get to that point. they are pointing to ethics committee. they are also doing something else, giving away donations they have received from him over the
years. when i talked to the top democratic senator who runs the senate democratic campaign, chris van hollen, he says they are going to cut off al franken going forward. consider giving up his donations. it is hitting democrats very hard. it's uncertain where it ends. >> thank you very much. amanda carpenter and chris cillizza and former communications director for president obama, jen. jen, let me start with you. how bad is this for senator franken? >> pretty bad. it's not a surprise for any of us who worked on capitol hill that there are incidents of sexual harassment and worse that have happened. obviously, what happened with harvey weinstein and mark halperin opened the doors to that. there will be more with more
members as we already know and staff. this is when you have members of your own party backing away from you and not ruling out expulsion, that's a tough place to be. >> amanda? >> i am curious about the whole prospect of senate ethics investigation. in my mind, what is there to investigate? you have the woman's story, who everyone appears to believe, for a good reason. you have a photo of a sitting senator groping her and an apology, which is admission of guilt from a senator. what is left to investigate unless we believe there is more to the story, more, perhaps they want to extend it to others. i want clarification on that question. in my mind, i have seen enough. >> that's an interesting point. and fair. he says in his statement, the first thing i want to do is apologize, i'm sorry. there's no excuse. i look at that picture, i'm
disgusted. he is saying he's sorry and acknowledging it happened. chris, his accuser said she doesn't want him to step down. let me play what she said. >> i have been angry about it for over ten years. if he did this to somebody else or somebody else had been sexually assaulted or abused in any way, maybe they can come out in realtime because they find strength in numbers. >> to her point, are there going to be more women? is that what the ethics committee needs or is she right? she said he did it, he admits it and this is done. >> she is largely right. this is an attempt to buy al franken time. as it relates to leeann tweeden, doesn't seem like there's much more we need to know. we have an accusation. we have an apology. the end. the senate ethics committee is
not the world's most effective body, erin. this is a place where, usually ethics complaints go to die. it moves in a lot of ways like the rest of congress, very slowly. i think al franken is hoping that, plus the thanksgiving recess, people with families focused on other things. but, if another allegation came out, if another accusation came out, i think that would be it for him. that said, it is odd that we are referring to the ethics committee, there is no debate about. there's no investigation. >> that's a fair point. i'm also confuses, jen, because senator collins said she didn't think if roy moore got elected he would be expelled. it wouldn't happen in that case, yet it would happen in al franken's case. i don't really understand that. >> look, i think this is a
serious moment of reckoning for members of both parties. i's not going end. this is unique. if you look at hollywood as a moral compass and they acted very quickly, they could be criticized. they could cover up allegations for decades. look what happened to kevin spacey and others. book contacts and movies canceled. to amanda's point, this was taken. this is not a court of law, it's about what st right and morally right. are you going to be the moral compass for the country or delay it or try to work around it to preserve your friendships and your number of members in the house and senate? >> erin, just to be clear, he's not going to be expelled. he would resign. there's no question. the last senator to be expelled was in 1862. >> i will say, if there is a
function of the ethics committee, it's to see if there's a case to build enough shame to force him to resign rather than an ethics committee meeting leading to expulsion and leads a member to resignation. >> which is what happened before. >> typically, those conversations happen behind the scenes. obviously, roy moore is a bit untouchable in some ways because he is not in the senate, he has no loyalty to anyone here. al franken, others have a lot of relationships. they are relationships that could be utilized over the next couple days. >> al franken spoke out about sexual assault. he's spoken about it when harvey weinstein came up, he returned his donations from him. a couple weeks ago, here is what he said. >> what do you think about the harvey weinstein scandal? >> it's unfortunate.
unfortunately, sexual harassment happens in every profession. i think we need to do something legislatively to make it easier for women to not only go to court, but so that this isn't secret. >> so, let me ask you, obviously, the irony. amanda, does being sorry matter? when you look at al franken, he says that. then he comes out with the picture. i look at it today, i feel disgusted about myself. women deserve to be heard and believed, i am their ally and supporter. i have let them down, i am determined to make it up to them. right now, he says he's sorry. someone like roy moore, who isn't sorry, but won't admit it happened. is there a difference? >> yes, there is a difference in al franken's case because there is a photo. multiple women talked about roy
moore, there is no concrete evidence other than the handwriting sample. there's no photo or audio. that makes al franken different. is sorry enough? perhaps. that would have to be along with absolutely no other women coming forward, at all. he has to go through a very public, you know, talk. i think he's going to have to talk to the women he kissed, at some point. >> erin, remember -- >> he's not up until 2020. there's time. >> quickly, al franken didn't decide out of the goodness of his heart to address this. he apologized because she came out and said this happened. so, i mean, he gets credit for apologizing, but -- >> questions did he not remember it because it was insignificant or it happened before, with others? >> a lot of men don't remember the parts that could get them
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tonight, a major republican celebration. the house passing the gop tax plan. the president happy tonight after saying the massive corporate tax cut will give you, american families, a $4,000 raise. >> my counsel of economic advisers estimates this change, a long with a lower business tax rate would give the typical american household around a $4,000 pay raise. >> $4,000 is a lot of money and a specific number, at the core of trump's sell of the tax plan. the person who gave him that number is kevin, the chair of the white house economic advisers. he is out front tonight. i appreciate your time. i want to talk about the $4,000
because it is so crucial here. first, i want to start with a bipartisan estimate on taxation which came out today. it shows the senate tax bill will raise taxes on people earning between $10,000 and $30,00 in four years. in ten years everyone making less than $75,000 will get an increase. does that concern you? that is not acceptable to you. >> if i thought they were an accurate reflection, yeah, i would be concerned. the fact is, if you repeal the individual mandate and you don't require people to do something, then if they choose not to do it, then it's hard to say that's imposing a tax on it. if i'm making you do something you don't want to do and i withdrawal that, it's not imposing a constraint on you. i think their analysis is flawed on that. the second thing is at the end, because of the budget rules, they are letting some things
expire. that's part of the normal process. >> at the core, this plan is built on the belief slashing corporate taxes will raise wages, right? that's the core of this. the plan cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. your analysis, the famous analysis the president is citing, you say this cut could, conservatively increase average household income by $4,000. conservative. a lot of economists, chairman, as you know, say this is extremely op mystic. do you stand by that $4,000? >> absolutely. two cea reports look at a massive site. we estimated the number of ways and absolutely stand by that number. it's important to remind viewers where that's come from. the u.s., as you know, is the
highest tax rate on earth. the reason is everybody else has been cutting their rate and we haven't been doing anything. there's a massive amount of data where they reduce the corporate rate and look to see what happens. there's a lot of literature that shows workers wages go up because they locate in low tax country. our firms are locating factories offshore, increasing demand for workers offshore. >> we are still going to be -- just on that pure reality, we are still going to be a high tax country. ireland raised taxes to 12%. apple is putting money in the channel islands where they are getting zero percent. in a world that's what you are competing with, you are not going to win, even with this. >> terrific point. there are a lot of good reasons to be in the united states, not just taxes. change the tax rates to make the u.s. more attractive, we have great universities, great work
force, hard working people. the infrastructure may be better. that will attract business here. again, if we look around the world, countries cut their corporate tax rates and wages go up because of plans to locate back in the countries. the people that dispute these numbers, you have heard a lot of noise since we came out with the study weeks ago. i have not seen one point that required us to redo calculation. we are citing pure review research. the peer research says the wage is conservative at $4,000. >> companies, for this to happen, they have to use their tax savings to invest in their business. >> correct. and that's what we have seen them do in the past. you are right, the fact that we have seen them do that in the past means we should expect them to do it in the future. >> i'm not saying they will
because what i'm concerned about is something that happened this week and you were there for it. you and the head of the economic counsel, cohen, they were asked if they would invest their tax savings and i want to play the exchange of gary cohen when he was sitting there, then when you were sitting there. >> i ask you all a question, if the bill goes through, do you plan to increase investment, your company's investment, a show of hands, if the tax reform goes through. again, raise your hand if you are planning to pick up your pace of investment in the next year. the same people. >> at least 70%. >> the lights are bright. the lights were bright, but i saw a lot of hands up.
>> that is a problem. if you are saying they are going to invest all this money, the people sitting in that room were not raising their hands. isn't that a real problem? doesn't that make you concerned? they are trying to do the right thank you. maybe you're not. >> first of all, we are going the right thing. there are a lot of hands up. i didn't have time to count them all. if you look at the literature, when countries tried this in the past, it increased capital in the country. here in the u.s., look at the past when we have accelerated dereeshuation. if you look at surveys, something i did in my academic life, if you ask cfos are you going to respond to taxes, they say no, no, no. if you look at what they actually do, they respond to taxes a lot. there's literature that shows it's true. >> if you are going to say raising the hands isn't going to
reflect what they are going to do. more raised their hands when asked with you than gary cohen. i'm being honest, it didn't look like many. to your point, you are saying we looked at 2004, the tax holiday under george w. bush. you are extremely familiar with that. the take away was -- they concluded the earnings were used for cash flow purpose and little evidence exists of new investment. >> i agree with that conclusion. let's talk about that because it helps make our case. the point is, what happened back then is they had a holiday, but didn't lower the corporate rate. we didn't give firms a reason to invest. if you think of that as giving free money to companies for doing nothing. here, we are cutting the rate to 20% and allowing them to bring it home. now we are at a 20% rate.
back then, everybody wanted to invest in ireland because it was lower. our rate was the highest on earth. so, you have to do both. you have to let them take the money home and give them a reason to invest. this bill does that. >> i mentioned apple and what they have done with, you know, we have done a lot of reporting on this, moving fortax reasons. this week, treasure secretary mnuchin said apple is going to bring some of their money back. they are bringing it home. that says a lot. here is secretary mnuchin. >> apple is kind of the poster child of this, so, the ceo of apple has said to me, when we go to a territoryial system, they are going to bring back tens of billions of dollars. they are committed to invest that money here. >> chairman, is there something in your plan that would force
companies to do that? right? it's one thing to say they are going to do this. if you are betting this entire tax cut, helping the middle class, don't you need enforcement mechanism? you better do this? >> that's what's going on in the bidding. if you look at the president's nongauchables, 20% corporate tax rate, but the other thing is having a territoryial system where we make it hard or harder to transfer it to other countries to avoid u.s. tax. the rules, the house has budget rules, the senate finance committee is working on rules. they are a work in progress on the hill. we expect the final bill will make it harder to move money offshore to avoid u.s. tax while we are making the u.s. an attractive place. both are an essential part of the bill. >> thank you very much, i appreciate it. >> great to be here. thank you. next, breaking news crossing this moment. the special counsel, robert
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breaking news, a major development regarding the russia investigation. cnn learning special counsel robert muelleri issued a. to president trump's campaign. documents and e-mails from a dozen officials that include things related to russia. pam, what are you learning about what mueller's investigators are looking for, these new search terms. >> reporter: his team issued a subpoena to the trump campaign for russia related documents. this is according to a source speaking to my source. this is a clean-up subpoena. we know the trump campaign handed over a wealth of documents. apparently, robert mueller's team felt they needed more
information beyond what was handed over initially. that is why the subpoena was handed over, we are told. now, the lawyer for the campaign did not respond to this. we should know, for context, robert mueller's team handed out lots of subpoenas throughout the investigation. it's not exactly unusual that a subpoena has been issued to the trump campaign for these additional records, but it is certainly chilling that, look, they have a lot of interest beyond what has been handed over. in fact, this is such a wide subpoena. sort of wide ranging subpoena that the source my colleague spoke to, it could take months to turn over all these documents. >> i want to ask about the president's son-in-law, jared kushner. again, accused of with holding crucial information. e-mails from wikileaks, a russian back door overture.
kushner did not originally disclose them. >> there have been two document productions and didn't include this list released. the missing documents include communications related to michael flynn, the former national security adviser, including documents about his firing and registration as a former agent. documents about kushner's security clearance. he had to update his form three times, including meetings with foreign entities, including russians. he was widely criticized for that. investigators want to know more about that. the committee asking for an e-mail chain that involved donald trump jr. with his messages to wikileaks. kushner didn't hand over the communications with a russian businessman who was believed to
be source "d" in the dossier. kushner was copied on the e-mails, but hasn't turned them over. there's really a list here that kushner's team is being asked to hand over. his attorney released a statement saying they plan on working with the committees, they have had a good working relationship and will continue to turn over documents. >> we have a list of things he failed to hand over. i can talk to john dean about it. john, i want to ask about the list pam went through. first, the subpoenas, special counsel subpoenaing the trump campaign. she said you gate lot of subpoenas, but in this one, new search terms, what does this tell you? >> it tells me they are studying the material they collected, they are looking at the documents, analyzing them, cross-checking them and discovering things that are
missing. they drafted a broader term, collect what they think is missing or double check and clean up, as was described, what they already sent out. >> chris, of course the president, the white house, all adamant they were not working how concerned should they be when you're at this point getting more subpoenas for more search terms related to russia? >> and throw in one other thing, sarah sanders saying the president believes this is conspiracy between democrats -- that russia and democrats actually conspired together? i think sthey should be very concerned. trump campaign and white house continue to operate as if this is a political problem when it is but it is more importantly a legal question they face. bob mueller continues to move methodically along. don junior, jared kushner, paul
manafort, george papadopoulos, carter page, continue to move up the chain no matter what donald trump tweets out or sarah sanders says. >> jared kushner, his attorney says quote we provided judiciary committee with all relevant documents that had to do with calls, contacts or meetings with the russians during the campaign and trapsision which was the request and said open to additional requests. but laundry list that pamela went through. source for trump dossier and e-mails forwarded or exchanged, these appear to be blatantly relevant. >> they're not only relevant, they're omitted. which is even -- it's indicative of the way they have responded to this investigation. they omit things in forms that
are mandatory when discovery is undertaken, don't respond fully. get caught, sloppy about it. should check this stuff themselves. i'm surprised that abby lowe let this get by, only looks worse for his client not having responded fully when they say they're volunteering. >> this is a troubling pattern with these documents. national security questionnaire that kushner amended three times. submitted it, first acknowledged foreign contacts were omitted. you would think realize something is wrong, put everything on there. no another one, more than 100 calls added in in subsequent revision and then even subsequent revision, the trump tower meeting with russian lawyer natalia vesel nit skyia.
why wouldn't you put it all out there. they keep begging naïvety. >> you forget one time, okay. two times, okay. three times, okay? there is a narrative that builds up. is it possible oversights or misunderstandings, thought that mueller wanted something and didn't give it. sure. more it happens, more it looks like pattern and doesn't take a conspiracy minded person to connect those dots. >> thank you both very much. hunters who kill for sport allowed to brings the heads in for trophies. don junior and eric trump, both big game hunters. (♪)
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new tonight. big game hunters like the president's sons eric donald joour junior, seemingly celebrated lifting of ban of importing elephant parts shot in zambia and zimbabwe. >> my two young sons are hunters. >> fell in love with outdoors and since then part of our lifestyle. >> trump administration under fire for removing restrictions from importing elephant trophies from zambia and disimpazimbabwe.
one killed every 15 minutes cording to experts. president obama put restrictions into effect because the african elephant population was dropping dramatically. trump administration's decision to remove the ban has made big game hunters like the president's sons happy. photos of 2011 trip to zimbabwe showed donald junior holding elephant tail. their hunt was legal. don junior defended hunt. i can assure you wasn't wasteful, villagers were so happy for the meat they don't often get to eat. world outrage sparked when cecil the lion was killed by american
big game hunter. move now allows countries to put money gained from u.s. big game hunting into their own wildlife conservation efforts and national security concerns. leads to poaching and millions of illicit revenue that facilitates corruption, weakens governments and opens door to potential terrorism. >> there are some concerns some of these groups may be making common cause with islamist extremists or taking on the rubric of jihad. >> one part of all of this the trump administration isn't talking much about is that poaching is becoming so significant and question of where the money is going that some u.s. troops had recently travelled to africa to try to help local forces there deal with poaching activity. erin. >> thank you very much and
thanks to all of you for joining us. you can watch "outfront" anytime on cnngo. john berman is in for anderson and "360" begins right now. we're clearly at a moment. we begin in the middle of it. john berman in for anderson, astonishing 24 hours. new sexual allegations against roy moore, allegations about sitting senator al franken. new against george w. bush and people assessing views of bill clinton, finally current president accused of misconduct by numerous women and on the record bragging he could get away with it. now doing what he almost never does, not talking about. not talking or tweeting, even though usually talking or tweeting about everything. new silence itself a