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them are still standing. >> just incredible. scott please be kaifcareful. that's all the time we have tonight, i'll see you tomorrow night. time to hand it over to don lemon. cnn tonight starts right now. this is "cnn tonight" i'm don lemon. we're live in washington. sources tell cnn, president trump's lawyer is trying to limit the question robert mueller might ask the president in an interview. they want the special counsel to agree not to question trump about -- wait for this -- anything he's done in office. which doesn't sound like a deal mueller would take, sin it would mean not asking the president about the firing of james combmy and possible obstruction of justice. more breaking news, on president trump's if i canner, michael cohen. someone nub as the taxi queen
has -- that is according to the "new york times." how much does cohen's business partner know and who is he talking to? much much more on that in a moment. it comes as the president doubles down that he is a victim, a victim of the so-called deep state conspiracy. repeating the suggestion of spies in his campaign, even though there is no evidence of that. officials have told cnn, there was no such source planted inside the trump campaign. >> a lot of people are saying they had spies in my campaign. if they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country. that would be one of the biggest insults that anyone's ever seen and very illegal aside from everything else. it will make probably every political event look like small potatoes. >> it would make absolutely no sense. afterall, these hypothetical
spies presumably have been trying to harm trump's campaign, and they didn't because he wonnism that's not stopping the president and his allies from trying to cast doubt on the investigation. arranging a thursday briefing with the justice department for republican leaders, just republican leaders on highly classified information. that as a president was in no mood to answer questions about his own hand picked deputy, attorney general. >> is there any confidence in rod rosenstein? >> what's your next question please. >> excuse me, i have the president of south korea here. >> yes. can. >> he doesn't want to hear these questions, if you don't mind. >> somebody definitely doesn't want to hear those questions and i'm not sure fist the president of south korea. more breaking news, cnn projects stacy abrams will win the primary. she now has the chance to become the nation's first black female governor. more on that in a moment.
let's bring in jim sciutto. dana bash, laura coats and jack quinn. i got a little sleep, i can pronounce your name tonight. it's a tongue twister. i have more on that in a moment. so much news to report, dana. it's like drinking from a fire hydrant. president trm's lawyer trying to narrow the scope of the investigation -- >> right, this is reporting i did along with ed one perez and gloria borger. as you said trying to narrow the scope to specifically questions before donald trump was in office, and even more so, russia related questions, meaning because they argue this whole thing was supposed to be about russia clouollusion.
they also don't want the president to be asked in a face-to-face interview about chuck schumer justice. they know other witnesses were being probed on and the investigation would be about the firing of james comey. we're told by our sources that -- because the trump legal team understand -- they were trying to say those questions can be asked in written form. the question is whether or not robert mueller is going to go for it, and the answer is we don't know. what we do know according to sources we have talked to, they were cautious saying look, these knocks are inching along. a couple of sours admitted that robert mueller isn't interested in written answers. that may be a bridge too far for him. this may end up in the supreme court if in fact they can't reach an agreement. and robert mueller is determined to speak in some way shape or form to the president of the
united states. >> if he's not interested in written answers and narrowing, jack, to not being able to ask questions post-length, i mean that seem's pretty evasive. do you think that's feasible at all? >> i think the idea of liming this before the election, the president is frankly crazy. there's no way mueller can stan for that. >> well it's a strategy from his lawyer but i'm sure he'd like that as well. >> it is a strategy. first of all, it's very clear that obstruction of justice is clearly one of the mandates that robert mueller has. secondly, it is as clear as can be, that when a president takes action in his official capacity, the courts have authority to consider whether that action is consistent with the law. and here, the president's actions have to be assessed -- his testimony has to be assessed in terms of his voracity.
special counsel needs to sit with him personally, needs to enable him to act to questions, needs to assess his misdemeanor and needs to be able to follow-up the questions that he puts to the president. he can't rely on written answers. those written answers are probably not going to come from the witness. my own sense of it is that this is all posturing. >> you don't think he's going to sit down. >> i think it's quite unlikely. i think they are building a case to be able to say they really wen to the ends of the earth to try to make this work but mueller wouldn't be cooperate ever. >> just to be clear, and i grow with you, i think it's obvious that the trump legal team is trying to pressure robert mueller by putting this out. >> just one other point here, you know, the proper way to limit the president's testimony here, and which is supported by case law, is that the president
should be called upon to testify only where he is evidence is essential to the investigation and where it can't be gathered from other sources. >> but they are investigating his case. it seems like he'd be essential. i want to get to jim in the e sense of time here. it seems ab sired that they'd want to do this. it's so much to look at after the election while he's in office. >> this seems to be the category, and jack knows better as a lawyer, defense lawyer wishful thinking. looking at the list of relevant topics. you have the firing of james comey. you have the loyalty dinner, you'll remember as james combmy said in his book. as well as testimony -- pledge of loyal to the president. you have the oval office meeting with the russian diplomats, where in addition to it appeared the president shared classified information with the russians.
and how firing the fbi director relieved the pressure, the firing of michael flynn, the firing of sally yaets. her role. sessions recusal from the russian investigation, the president has beaten him up in public repeatedly for that. and crafting the statement about the trump tower meeting with the russians, another thing that happened a year later after on air force one the president hold picks, gave a false reason for why donald trump jr., jared kushner, paul manafort met with the russians when we know they were offering dirt on hillary clinton he said it was just about adoptions. that's a list of seven topics that are relevant. we already know that the special counsel's has special interest
in this on the question of obstruction of justice. >> all of those thing are within the president's rights as an executive, leader of the executive branch -- >> why would he not want to answer questions about that? >> if it is put to the constitutional test you don't think it will be -- >> the point is that courts rutinly determine whether or not a president's official actions are lawful. >> let me read the scope to you. this is what the scope set for robert mueller's investigation. any links, and/or coordination between the -- of president donald trump, any matters that arose or may arise directly from the ingestion. >> this is it. >> that's it. >> a third component which talk about jurisdiction list as well. anything elsewhere you my come across where you need additional guidance from rosenstein to say this is in my jurisdiction to cover, which is why you have
places like you crane and other places coming into play. if he were to try to confine this conversation to before he was the president of the united states there goes your claim of executive privilege why you you want to fairailor what you can . every president wants to have the tub to talk to their advisers, and say we want to have this discussions. as he says i want to limit before a time i was in the executive branch of the government. you can apply the executive privilege to that period of time, very counter productive. if he'd like to have mueller narrow down to one topic, fine, how about this, what did you do wrong? that's a very narrow scope of topic it's only one thing. >> he can't possibly get executive privilege allied to pre-president. >> that's my point. the idea he would say, i'd like to have this, i bet he'd still try to assert the 5th amendment
which is not indix distinctive whether you're a president owner. you can't hide behind executive privilege if you're trying to hide wrong doening it's another step -- >> you all know where a criminal investigation is at stake, executive privilege is going to yield if the president is the only one who can provide the evidence that the counsel is looking for. >> laura i expect the -- is going to call you tonight but if -- >> thank you. >> i'm going to ask you to be trump tweet whisperer. he says a person plays very early into my campaign wasn't a spy put there by the previous administration for political purposes, how come such a seemingly massive amount of money was paid, follow the money. the spy was there early in the campaign is never reported collusion with russia because
there was no collusion. he was only there to spy for reasons and help crooked hilly win just like they did for bernie sanders who got duped. what is he talking about there? >> he's -- he continues to, along with his allies, put he has the biggest meg phone, conflate the notion of a confidential source, which we understand one was trying to get information about russia, and a so-called spy, and he's saying that what the fbi paid that person or people was a lot of money, we don't know if that true, we don't know how he has that information. and big picture, what he's trying to do is muddy the waters and continue to make this whole discussion about russia, about the investigation look like it
is, you know, fruit from poise now tree. >> yeah -- i want to move on. >> okay. we got to fact check. there was no one planned inside the campaign. the fbi all time sends confidential source to speak to others because there have evidence supplied. they sent someone to talk to papadopoulos to get more information from him. that is not planting a spy inside of the campaign. there are public records to show this confidential source is being named by others, was a contractor for the u.s. gfrt and sieved money for a contract he performed not tied to this work. he did a number of contracts related to u.s. russia, china, that kind of thing. the fact is we don't -- >> it wasn't just about hillary
clinton's campaign, the information they got was about russia interfering in our length. >> but it sounds good for the president to say that. let's talk about this, michael cohen's business party, he's also known jim as a taxi king, taking a plea so he doesn't go to jail, he's going to help prosecutors. how much pressure has this put on cohen? >> conceivably. my understanding for his cooperation it's for both state and federal investigations. this guy was facing $5 million in legal penalties, four counts of crime that've sentences up to 25 years. he was facing a number of years in prison, a lot of money. bufferined down to $50,000 and i believe no prison. when you have that that's not good for the guy on the other end, jack knows this ber than
me. just another point i'd make, the president's lawyer, michael cohen is now facing the possibility of severe charges. the president's lawyer's partner was already charged multiple times, serious crimes, he didn't pay $5 million in taxes. there's a lot of messiness so to speak around the president. >> laura this tax king, seems like he got a generous offer, what does that tell you? >> the sweeter the deal the sweeter they have to give you. it's going to give you some information. normally speaking you'd hang somebody on that hook to be able to secure the information up before you give the person the final sentence. because its given to them and there's no one to cooperate. if you dangle it in front of them longer, michael flynn for example, elongated now because them to have information in order to get information from. here he must have really great information for them, but i
would caution people against thinking that this is somehow going to link to donald trump. it may be that, but michael cohen is the biggest fisher trying to hook and this person gives them the direct connection to it. >> people have been saying they believe michael cohen is in a lot of trouble, he said he believes everything is going to be above board in the end. so he shall see. thank you. appreciate it. >> god to see you. top republicans meeting with sours on wednesday, so why are no democrats invited? plus hawaii's wikill way tornado spewing lava bombs. ♪ bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪ ♪ brown paper packages tied up with strings ♪
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. the president and his allies taking aim at the russian investigation by trying to cast doubt on his own justify department and repeating claims about spies. i want to bring in brian kennel and matthew rosenberg of the "new york times." good evening to both of you. matthew the president doubling down on the count that there were spies in his campaign. >> a lot of people said they had spies in my campaign.
if so that would have been a disgrace for this country. some man got paid based on what i read in the newspaper and what you reported. some person got paid a lot of money, that's not a normal situation, the kind of money you're talking about. i think the deputy of justice wants to get down to it. i can tell you congress does. >> there were a whole lot of "a lots" in there. a lot of people are saying. i thought he didn't believe the newspaper, fake news. but cnn is reporting there was no spy placed inside the campaign. >> the fbi had evidence to start an investigation from one of our help, the australians and close ally. they sent an informant out to question some of the people they were interested in. the informant didn't get much information. i'm curios about the president, a lot of people are saying he's the president of the united states, this is his government,
he can find out to any of this. he has access to every piece of intelligence produced by our country's national security agencies. we're in this weird zone where the people who run our country, the president, the parties that control both houses of congress are claiming to be victimized by the government they run. >> well he kinds of make a conviction of it. the very first word he uses, "if" i think he's gas lining. he is spewing that stuff out there because what happened today up in new york? who copped a plea? >> yeah, michael cohen's business partner. >> right. he doesn't want you looking over here he want you looking over here. he sits in a limited pool spray where there's limited access by reporters who can call it in the
brief room. >> and he gets upset if you ask me a question. >> exactly. >> he said the president of china didn't want to hear that. >> he didn't want to hear that. >> we had this meeting set up with john kelly on thursday, between the gop lawmakers, justice department and the fbi and the intelligence community on these intelligence source documents. what do we know about this meeting? >> what we know -- there should be democrats too, this has been bipartisan i've heard in the past, right if you share information so we can all go, hey, you know what, it is or it isn't, it is what it is. usually what has happened is that the department of justice has given, you know, information to the politicians, okay, look, what's it all about and they're not doing it. >> let's listen to sarah sanders here's what she said. >> to my knowledge, the
democrats have not requested that information so i'd refer you back to them on why they would consider themselves randomly invited to see something they've never asked to. >> well, i grew up under a republican democracy and i don't know where i am anymore. if you sit there and listen to what she has to say, why wouldn't the democrats think that they were -- >> i mean the rationale is oversight. >> the rationale, congress is supposed to have a wall to oversee these agencies and that's what we're doing, but you're not inviting the other party, the people who are your backers. >> make t it look political. >> we keep playing this game, what if, what if, what if. can you imagine if there was instead of on the state t.v. where hillary clinton's president? if hillary clinton was the president and this happened, or barack obama -- >> they would have never let
barack obama get away with it. >> they done it they -- >> 100% agreed. i'm just saying to get people's perspective on how ridiculous it feels what's happening in washington is ridiculous. >> do you think all this information with republicans is going to remain an issue or leaks? >> i mean going to bet on leaks. >> i think the question is -- which outlets. >> if chairman nunes is involved won't suspect it'll be "new york times," he won't answer our calls anymore. nunes was questioned by reporters in the hallway, he said he doesn't discuss things with reporters and refers
everybody to his interview on fox -- >> with a reporter. so you're given it about a half hour. >> the thing is maybe he's saying they're not reporters. because he's discussing it -- >> keep it in perspective, what they're really saying is there are reporters that we want the stories we want them to have. the rest of you, we don't want you to be involved in the process. we know you're going to get the information anyway but we're going to get ahead of it by giving it to the people that we want. >> he was asked today if he had confidence in rosenstein and he said next question. is that a no? >> what do you think? actually that's a good we in so much that in the past when he says he's a very good man, that means next day they're out the door. >> rosenstein's not supposed to be at the meeting is he. >> no. >> he's off the guest list which is strange. i don't want to read too much into it. >> everyone on the hill i know
has said that look, that would be a red line for them, if rosenstein or mueller canned before the end of the investigation, that will be a red line for them. i think what he's trying to do is have his cake and eat it too. >> i want to give you a respond to the homeland security secretary, kirsten nelson pushing back on putin meddled in the election. take a look at this. >> do you have any reason to doubt in 2017 that it was vladimir putin who tried to meddle in the length to help president trump? >> i do not believe i have seen that conclusion -- >> 2017. >> that specific intent i'm not aware of that. >> did she lose all credibility with that answer? >> can i get a quick laugh in first before i answer that, yeah. what credibility?
i remind you, don, go back to the time where candidate trump stood up in public and encouraged russia to look at e-mails and get involved if our election. what more do you feed than that? seriously. what more do you need? the man said it himself from a podium in front of a lot of people. what more does anyone need? >> last word matthew. >> she's either ig ran or being disingenuous. >> or both. >> i don't know which one it is, or both. there's a document you can get online, it says russia they favor trump. she may disagree with its findings but to claim she's never seen it. she's the secretary of homeland security. they were the part of the people that put thatting to. she hadn't read one of the crucial documents? that's nuts. >> don't you think it's tough if she answers that question publicly what happened
privately? >> publicly she's going to follow his lead. don, they don't answer honestly in public ever. >> here's the thing -- >> they want to keep their job. >> he's answered honestly. thank you both. when we come back what may be the art of no deal. president trump saying there's a very substantial chance his meeting with kim jong-un won't happen. who holds the cards now? i've been making blades here at gillette for 20 years. i bet i'm the first blade maker you've ever met.
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president strongly hinting today his planned summit with north korean's leader that was supposed to happen in three weeks may be off. >> there's a very substantial chance that it won't work out. i don't want to waist a lost of time and i'm sure he doesn't. there's a very substantial chance that it won't work out, and that's okay. doesn't mean it won't work out over a period of time but may not work out for june 12th. >> robyn ryan is here. good evening, so good to see you many american.
thank you more coming in. the president says this summit with north korea may not be in three weeks, what do you think? >> well, there's a tremendous iffyness about american deployment with north korea at the moment, both in terms of the date and substance. the president has talked about denuclearizatiion, north korea has to give up everything first, and they're not going to give up everything without some sort of incentive. the one thing president trump has learned, lesson of the last of the 11 presidents, north korea is the most reoccurring country in the world. the dynasty run by the kim family is hard to deal with. >> i know everyone -- people hate it when you say, i told you so. when all of this was announced and they were so happy and giddy about it all the experts who came on cnn and another all said, hey, slow down.
we don't know if this is going to happen. we've gotten almost this far with kim before and nothing every materialized. >> well there's this pullsiveness about this. after a period of negotiation, after all the triple the president or the meeting of a north korean leader would be the ultimate reward not the beginning of the progress. that's the tradition in american diplomacy. when the president heard about this suggestion, he said oh that's a good idea, let's go it. it surprised the north koreans. >> yeah, put this up, they made these coins with the date, there it is right there, this meeting, peace talks. its got the president's fame on it and of course the supreme leader. what do you think? >> well they revealed the coin on monday and by tuesday he's saying a substantial chance the talks won't happen on june 12th. >> yeah.
>> i think they'll happen but i think kim has reeled the president in. he's played hardball and now making the president go to him. kim has defined diplomacy, how this is going to play out, the pace. now he's making it clear he's going to have a lot of disneyland the president will have to address as well. >> let's be clear, if this does happen, this is very good, but just strategizing and, repeating what the president is saying, it may not happen when it seem in the beginning that it was going to happen. i want to play, robyn, this is an interesting exchange between a reporter and mike pompeo. watch this. >> there were reports when you met with kim you were looking at a sunset and he was saying wasn't there be great if there were american hotels laying the scene? would you agree he'd be open to the idea of american investment in north korea? >> i do think this is something
if we get this right that america would be quick able delivering them with lots of things that would make life better for the north korean people. >> america hotels in north korea, as they say wicked smod. that was calculated. he's been reading in the deal he knows his audience. >> absolutely. when i was in south korea just a few weeks ago, kim said the same thing. he talked about, if they had a trump tower and a mcdonald's in pyongyang that the americans would never attack. i think he actually has made that comment before. >> it has been said that the president appears to be more interested in the pageantry that goes along with it, instead of reading the briefings that go into it. and perils of the summit like this, there are plenty correct if. >> enormous. that's what the clinton and bush
administration discovered during the the past two attempts to deal with north korea. they thought they were getting very close but this was elaborate dip may say that play out over a long period. i think there's a real concern that there's been so little time that getting trump up to speed on these details at a time that kim impressed the south koreans as being in full command, not only the issues but the room in which they negotiated and the table where they talked. >> the president spoke favor my of kim jong-un saying he could, you know, assured his safety meaning the safety of north korea as well. watch this. >> we will guarantee your safety and we talked about that from the beginning. he will be safe, he will be happy, his country will be rich, his country will be hard working and very prosperous. >> can he follow through on what he's saying? >> well, clearly the united
states is holding out the possibility, the carat of investment, not by u.s. government but by american entrepreneurs. the danger is what we can deliver in a fast enough time. this is where you get into sequencing, who gives up, when. it sends a dangerous message to bad guys around the world. look, if you have nuclear weapons the united states will guarantee your safety and make your prosperous. >> thank you robyn. >> thank you. when we come back the former ambassador who compares trump's dealership style to a dinosaur. staying quote, he has to be a boss, if you don't show hip deference, he kills you. plus hawaii, a big voek not giving up and getting worse every day. coming up. once there was an organism so small
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for president trump. compared his leadership style to a dinosaur. the former ambassador to panama, a dozen interesting in comparison, we'll talk more about that. there's a fascinating profile of you just accomplished in the new yorker. in it you talked about your first meeting with president trump, he seemed more interested in his hotel there in panama than what was happening there. tell us about that meeting and what was it like. >> sure, don. it wasn't that he was more interested, what happened was -- and i've briefed presidents before -- what happened was the way that briefing was structured was really unique for me. his very first question to me was, what do we get out of panama, what's in it for us. panama is a country of 3.5 million people. it's got the gdp compared to the united states that isn't even on the charts. it's a good friend, we do a lot
of work together. and there's a panama canal which a significant amount of american commerce goes. his first question really was, what do we get out of it. i was taken aback by that. i gave him a litany of what we get from this relationship, which was clearly a symmetrical. as soon as it didn't seem like a threat, as soon as it was clear we didn't have a trade deficit, as soon as it was clear panama's working well with us on stopping drugs coming from south america or stopping undocumented migrants, as soon as the threat seemed neutralized it was almost as if he lost interest and asked me about the hotel. >> interesting. this is a quo from the article describing your thoughts on the president. you said in private he is exactly like it is on t.v. except he doesn't curse in public. he has to be boss, if you don't sow him deference he kills you. do you think -- do you think he's intimidated his way through the presidency and how does that
different from other leaders? >> i think a lot of what we've seen is intimidation. in his personal style it's very clear. he wrote this in his own book. i got to be honest, don. my purpose on being here tonight is not to make attacks against the president, it's really to talk about why i left which was not his personal style, which i don't find adequate to the presidency. it's really about the values behind many of the policies. the values that undergurd what i supported and my colleagues supported for over three decades in my particular career, which is in the united states that is strong, generous, open that seeks alliances and wants to be prosperous but wants others to be prosperous as well. through republican and democratic administrations have always looked for win-win solutions. in the president's own books in his on words he didn't believe
in win-win situations and that is a fundamental difference with the past. >> that's where i was going, you reseen back in december after the president's handling at a white supremacist rally in charlottesville. you said you realize that my value were not his values. explain to me why that was a breaking point for you. >> you know, it's interesting. that was a breaking point for me because i was raised in new york city which is a multicultural place. i was raised by an immigrant. my grandfather comes from immigrant stock. he told me a story, and this is also in the new york article. he told me a story about coming back after the the second world war where he defended another black fireman from new york. my grandfather was an italian but he was not african-american. the two of these guys get on a troop ship after fighting their way through, they get told in no
uncertain terms, the black guy doesn't sleep here. my grandfather and my family and the values that i learned in the marine corp let me to believe that when white supremacist march with teak key torches in the united states the first thing any leader does is condemn them. i studied with american civil rights here in the united states, i thought we made more progress, obviously a lot more progress to be made. but it seemed like when he did not condemn the neonaz zees and screaming, jews you will not replace me, extended the high ground. i was an discover, an ambassador is one's person representative, it's more than someone working in the beureaucracy, someone wh has to be disciplined, i swore an oath to faithfully and complete execute the president's
policy. it was on that day that no, i can't do it any further. >> so, do you think the president's racist? >> i don't know what the president is, i don't know the president that well. i had one experience with him, i had one meeting. i think what i can say, as james joyce once said, if you want to know what a man really thinks watch what he does. the biggest issue for me where i see a fundamental betrayal of our values is immigration. i look at what this administration has done on our policies in the way it has almost declared war, not just undocumented migration but on legal my gray, the temporary protected status decision a couple weeks ago that takes people who have been here for 10, 20 years live working with legal status central more than, haitians, legal status tied to the community and say, oh, sorry
time for you to go back. i work with a group down here called impact immigration -- when i say down here i'm in miami tonight, we did a mentoring event tonight and there was one fellow who was one of the speakers, >> he was 14 years old, when he came here, kpt specouldn't spead of english. he's teaching at an inner city middle school. >> enjoyed the conversation. thank you, sir. >> thank you very much, don. when we come hawaii's kilauea volcano is shooting lava bombs into the sky and just yards away from a power plant on the island. we're going to take you live there next. so we're committed to helping veterans
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gases. let's get right to cnn's stephanie elam. what's the danger to you? toxic ash, gas, lava, all of the above? >> it's so dynamic, don. it's hard to say demanding on where you are, one could be an issue more than the other. we know since i last spoke to you from the summit of kilauea, there was an ash explosion soaring ash up into the sky some 8,000 feet. luckily it was the middle of the night here. but here in the eastern rift zone, i know most of us think of the volcano exploding from the top, but a lot of it is coming from this side eastern rift. over the last 24 hours fissures that had calmed down have begun to get stronger again. and we've seen that lava bubble up and create those rivers still heading down towards the ocean. what has happened those two
fissures that have bubbled back to life, they have now crossed lava cross a geothermal plant across two different streams. they've quenched 11 wells there and monitoring it to make sure there aren't even steam events from that. you've got that concern. you've got lava percolating up from new fissures. i was in touch with one woman who said it's now behind her house. this massive crack that was behind her house is now full of lava. luckily her house is okay. today the trade winds have been blowing in our favor and pushing those winds off the island. but if they stop blowing and they linger it's really quite deadly and irritating as well if you just get a whiff of it, don. >> it's really quite fascinating if you look over your right shoulder there you can see that volcano erupting.
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this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. 11:00 p.m. here on the east coast, live with all the breaking news for you. sources telling cnn that president trump's lawyers are trying to limit the questions robert mueller might & the president in an interview. they want the special counsel to agree not to questio