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the crisis in venezuela is spiraling out of control. the u.s. turns up the pressure urging other nations to pick a side. plus, america's longest government shutdown finally over, but the battle in washington is far from over. the u.s. president promising he will still build the border wall. and roger stone's indictment is claiming to have nothing to do be donald trump but history it suggests otherwise. we take a look at their decades long friendship. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, we want to welcome our viewers from the
united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. "newsroom" start right now. thanks for joining us. venezuela's president maduro has been dealt a blow. >> that's right. the military attache say he backs the opposition leader, juan guaido. he says it includes transparents elections and guaido said he was the interim leader on wednesday. and the leaders reiterated their support of maduro. >> but it not just the people in venezuela picking sides. the list of nations backing maduro include russia, cuba, turkey and china. while those now backing guaido include the u.s., eu and much of latin america. >> the venezuelan leadership
crisis was debated during a special u.n. security council meeting on saturday. >> u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo urged other nations to support the opposition leader. several eu nations indicated they would if maduro failed to call new elections by next week. cnn's michelle kosinski has more. >> reporter: well, this was a special session on venezuela called by the united states. secretary of state mike pompeo went there to try to get other countries on board. to supporting the opposition leader, juan guaido as the legitimate leader of venezuela. he said at the very least he would like to see a presidential statement come out of the security council. at least supporting the people of venezuela, supporting democracy. but he said that could not happen because russia and china blocked it. and that was indicative of the
kind of statements we heard. while pompeo was saying the time for games is over either you're on our side in supporting democracy or you're on maduro's side and supporting mayhem while russia and venezuela accuse the u.s. of orchestrating a coup in venezuela. the u.s. has kept the embassy and pulled out all but essential staffers. and pompeo warned venezuela that it needs to keep those diplomats safe. listen. >> i want to be 100% clear. president trump and i fully expect our diplomats to receive protections. do not test our own resolve to protect our people. we hope that the international people will support the people of venezuela and the transitional government led by juan guaido. >> so the united states has flat out said that maduro has no
legitimate power, but then there are several european countries including the uk, france, germany and spain who have given venezuela eight days to hold free and fair elections. and if that doesn't happen, they say they will also view guaido as the legitimate leader. one hopeful side perhaps is that there was word that some of maduro's team were talking to guaido. we'll just have to see where that leads. let's dive deeper into the political unrest with jennifer mccoy, from georgia state, joining us via skype from budapest, germany. thanks for talking with us. let's begin with the new development from washington. the military attache pulling his
allegiance from maduro. is that significant? >> yes, it's what the gamble of what declaring an interim presidency was hoping to provoke, of course, much more of that. he's doing it from a safe position in washington and we have to wait and see if others follow him. right now, guaido is hoping that others around the world -- other similar attaches will follow suit and some in caracas, but that's still yet to see. >> we know that the opposition led assembly in venezuela has offered amnesty to the military that steps away from maduro. that could be a tipping point. also, you know, word that perhaps maduro and the opposition are talking. would that be a very positive step and do you foresee with what we're looking at now that there could be a political solution to this crisis? >> there has to be a political solution to the crisis. i think some people have an
exaggerated hope that there will be a complete capitulation and somehow a whole new group of people will simply take over the reins of the government and lead venezuela forward. but it's not going to work that way. there must be negotiations and it's a very good sign if they are talking. because it's a complex transition. even calling for new elections will take time to put the machinery in place to improve what had been there, to change the election authorities and to see who will oversee all of this process. there have to be talks about exactly what the amnesty will entail. there is international law that does not permit amnesty for war crimes and so there are some comp complications there. but it's absolutely necessary to give incentives for the maduro government and the allies in the military, et cetera, to consider leaving power without fearing
what will happen to them when they leave. >> right. meantime, the united states continues to encourage countries to stand with the opposition. let's listen to secretary of state mike pompeo at the u.n. saturday. >> now it's time for every other nation to pick a side. no more delays, no more games. either you stand with the forces of freedom or you are with maduro and his mayhem. >> of course, you talked about the challenge of throwing that election together but how important is it for other countries to give their international support to mr. guaido? >> well, it would certainly continue to strengthen them, but the european union giving a space of a week for the government to accept there would be new elections is important because it allows time for negotiations. and another thing that they really must consider is -- and that makes this more complicated
is what guarantees will they give to the governing party to continue to participate in the supporters to have a political life in a future venezuela? >> well, let's take it back a step here. mr. guaido, he's 35 years old. he's planning a massive rally next week. how did this relative unknown become an opposition figure with heft? >> well, he kind of rose up to the top of his party because many of the older leaders were exiled or imprisoned so it came down to him. but it's been -- he's given a miraculous sort of sign of hope to many people and he's exerted his leadership and his communication skills. i think his coalition building skills in a very savvy way. so that he is proving to be actually quite the leader. now, of course he's got people
behind him, advising him and he's got the other political parties and the others unified in a way they haven't been over the last year or so. so this is all pretty crucial for a move forward. >> as you were speaking, we watched video of him swearing himself in as the new president. will that stick? we'll wait and see. professor jennifer mccoy with us, thank you again. >> thank you. all right. here in the united states, a fresh warning to democrats from the u.s. president. he says negotiations on border security need to start immediately. >> president trump left empty handed at the end of the shutdown yet he still insists he will build a wall on the border. boris sanchez has more from the white house. >> reporter: there were a number of factors that led to president trump signing off on reopening the federal government this weekend. one, he started to see the poll numbers slip and the disapproval
ratings go up as a result of the government shutdown. most notably on thursday he received a call from mitch mcconnell with him telling president trump that he was not sure how much longer he could keep republican senators in line and in agreement over the issue of immigration according to one source. mcconnell apparently told the president that gop senators were frustrated at what they felt was a lack of a clear strategy from the white house on how to reopen the federal government. and then on friday, we saw some real serious effects of the shutdown after many delays at airports throughout the country where air traffic controllers were effectively calling in sick because they weren't being paid as a result of the shutdown. so ultimately, president trump ended up reopening the federal government doing exactly what democrats asked, and not getting a cent for his long promised border wall. but the president is maintaining that he did not concede to democrats. he is playing clean-up. take a look at this tweet from president trump sent saturday morning. here is the quote.
21 days goes very quickly. negotiations with democrats will start immediately. will not be easy to make a deal. both parties very dug in. the case for national security has been greatly enhanced but what's happening at the border and through dialogue. we will build the wall. at this point it's unclear how negotiations will move forward for the president with democrats emboldened and republicans split on this issue. privately, we are told that aides have talked about this as a humiliating loss for a president who does not often lose. boris sanchez, cnn, at the white house. well, the shutdown is over for now, but the negative impact will linger for a long time. contractors probably will not get back pay. people who took out loans now have added debt. and their credit worthiness and security clearances may take a hit. immigration courts are backlogged and u.s. agencies are at higher risk from hackers. >> that's not all.
essential employees had to keep working without pay. that caused its own problems. sickouts became a major issue at airports, and some tsa staff. the security at airports, screeners, they were asked to relocate. >> from air traffic controllers to federal corrections officers not knowing when they would be paid caused huge personal turmoil and stress. >> and don't forget the start of tax filing season. furloughed internal revenue service employees suddenly called back to work without pay. even park rangers had to set up to protect national parks from vandals and trash. we have a lot to talk about with scott lucas from birmingham in england and founder and editor of ea world view. he's joining us this hour from birmingham, england. good to have you. >> good morning. >> boris mentioned in this his piece, but republicans are divided here. the pundit ann coulter called
the president a coward -- rather a wimp. sebastian gorka calling it a master stroke, what happened here. between the republicans' views, how do you see it? >> well, i think sebastian gorka is best left in his particular head space because there was no master stroke about what has happened to donald trump. let's start with the fact that he's like the wanna be tough guy who got knocked down in the playground and he got back up and said this ain't over yet. he looks weak to those on the hard right such as ms. coulter who would want to have not only a 30 foot wall, but something far higher to shut out anybody who is not american. but on the other side, he has gotten now not only democrats but a number of republican legislators who are saying we have to have a constructive way forward on border security, on immigration, on government services which provides assured
funding. but does not include his wall. in other words, donald trump has just put america through the most expensive vanity project in history. not just the $25 billion for the wall. but the cost to all of those americans you talk about and he's got absolutely no leverage, no leverage after 35 days. >> well, the government is reopen now and the president's approval rating we understand was key in that happening. you see that it's at 57% disapproval. this poll taken within that window of the partial government shutdown and we understand one of the reasons that the president did it is was because basically he reopened the government despite tweeting he would never cave. well, he did cave. he caved to democrats, putting workers back to work for sure. but not getting a single dollar, scott, for the border wall that he promised. so here's the question, are democrats or republicans under more pressure? >> well, i think right now let's
realign this just a bit, because beyond the opinion polls that you cite rightly, it was mitch mcconnell who said we can't sustain this anymore. we can't sustain this politically. the country can't sustain it. so rather than speaking to a democrat versus republican thing which is what trump is going to do, it's a question of both republicans and democrats trying to contain trump. now, what will that mean in a few weeks? will that mean $1.3 billion more for border security, maybe $2 billion, $2.5 billion, what will be the specific measures? in other words can those congressional leaders agree if they do agree, then this is no longer trump and republicans versus democrats. it's all congress versus that guy in the white house. >> the president though seems between a rock and a hard place to get things done here over the next several weeks. one pundit as i mentioned calling him a wimp for this, for reopening government.
look, if he gives democrats what they want on daca, on immigration, wouldn't that alienate him even further with that base that he relies on? >> yes, but that base may be mythical, george. let me explain real quickly. because we have gone on and on for months about maybe 25, 30% of americans who are dug in with trump come hell or high water and i understand that. but what you have seen in the last few weeks when you have die hard trump supporters who are faced with the thought do we stick with our guy, do we stick with an ann coulter or do we stick with we need a stable home, we need a stable job, we need a stable government, we need security, which way do they go then? and that dip in opinion poll ratings shows not only that those people who might not be trump supporters are moving away from the white house, it shows that even those who have been with trump on make america great again don't think america is great when it comes to their
personal circumstances. >> scott lucas, thank you for your time. >> thank you, george. all right. a related story, roger stone is out of jail on bond but the long time trump adviser arrested on friday heads back to court tuesday. >> he will be arraigned though on charges that draw the clearest line yet between the trump campaign and democratic e-mails stolen by russia, then released by wikileaks. the man who calls himself a dirty trickster is accused of lying to congress, obstructing justice and tampering with witnesses. those charges coming from special counsel robert mueller. >> the ever defiant stone walked out of a florida courthouse to crowds chanting lock him up. he said he would never bear false witness against president trump. if you're keeping score, stone is the sixth trump associate that has been indicted including his personal fixer michael cohen and his former national security adviser michael flynn. >> regarding the indictment it
says that stone sought stolen e-mails from wikileaks to damage hillary clinton's campaign while he was in close contact allegedly with senior trump campaign officials. >> our phil black takes a look at what that means for stone, assange and donald trump. >> reporter: wikileaks says roger stones' indictment proves what it maintains -- there was no direct communication between stone and wikileaks or between stone and its founder, julian assange. the view of wikileaks and the supporters is that stone was happy for some people to think he could get the information. that he deliberately promoted himself as a conduit to wikileaks. and to julian assange, even though no such line of communication ever existed. >> the charges today relate in no way to russian collusion, wikileaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign.
>> reporter: the center of long time associate stone centers on the e-mails from wikileaks in coordination with the trump campaign. >> did you contact wikileaks? >> no, i addressed that before. that's incorrect. >> reporter: but the mueller probe paints a different picture. back to july 2016 when wikileaks releases thousands of stolen documents from the dnc damaging to hillary clinton. and then after that, a senior trump campaign official is directed to ask stone about more damaging information organization one wikileaks might have. by august, stone gets an e-mail from person one. now confirmed to cnn as stone associate jerome corsi, including these words. word is friend and embassy plans two more dumps. one shortly after i'm back. second in october. impact plan to be very damaging. that friend, wikileaks cofounder julian assange who what about holed up in the ecuadoran
embassy in london since 2012, evading a feared arrest on anne unrelated matter and potential extradition to the u.s. within a few days of the e-mails, stone claims direct communication with assange. >> i have actually communicated with assange. i believe the next tranche of documents pertain to the clinton foundation, but no telling what the october surprise may be. >> reporter: sends this e-mail to former trump adviser sam nunberg. i met with my new pal julian assange last night. if wikileaks and stone's camps deny stone and assange ever meeting and wikileaks said there wasn't a back channel tweeting these are only stone/corsi attempts at braggadocio. we know that stone and wikileaks have communicated directly from the private messages on twitter. october 13, 2016, stone messages
wikileaks that since he has been defending them and assange they may want to re-examine the strategy of attacking him. a staff member attempts to distance wikileaks from stone. we appreciate that, however, the false claims of association have been used by the democrats to undermine the impact of our publications. don't go there if you don't want us to correct you. wikileaks tweeted this statement from a lawyer on friday. the charges against mr. stone do not allege that mr. stone lied about his lack of contacts with julian assange but rather about his contacts with others and about documents reflecting those communications. and goes on to say that the office of the special counsel has never spoken with mr. assange. as for assange, he's well into the seventh year of being confined to the ecuadoran embassy and that looks likely to continue because british police will arrest him if he emerges for breaching the bail conditions that he broke when he initially entered the embassy
and assange still fears if that happens he will be extradited to the united states. phil black, cnn, london. >> all right, thanks. there are signs of progress in u.s. talks with the taliban. on saturday, the envoy said he's headed to afghanistan after six days of negotiations in qatar. he said the talks were more productive than previous meetings. >> a source says that the u.s. and the taliban will discussing a cease-fire that may lead to a u.s. withdrawal, but there are fears that could mean the fall of the afghan government. rescue workers in brazil have a long road ahead of them. they are still trying to find hundreds of people believed buried after a dam collapsed. that's what it left behind. we'll have the latest. plus here in the united states, take a look at that winter just got a lot colder. more snow and blizzard like conditions sweep across parts of the country. more on the forecast ahead.
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self-administration for muslim majority areas and most people voted yes, but the town rejected the plan. well, we are awaiting word that rescue efforts in brazil have resumed after heavy rain forced them to stop overnight. >> hundreds are still missing and at least 34 people are confirmed dead. this after a dam collapsed on friday. our patrick ottman has the latest for you. >> reporter: surveying the damage. brazilian president flies over the muddy aftermath of friday's deadly dam collapse. search efforts have doubled since the previous day. looking for anyone who still may be alive. so far, civil authorities say, around 300 people have been rescued. a spokesman for the bali mine near the dam say all the missing people worked for the company. police are trying to find the cafeteria they think is buried in the sludge. local residents say the search
can be delayed because of the landscape. >> translator: the recovery of the area will be difficult because the whole area was full of the river and vegetation. now it's all gone. >> reporter: the officials are bringing in rescue dogs and brazil said it's sending rescue equipment to the team. the president says he'll do everything possible to find the missing. and comfort those waiting for answers. >> translator: the government is taking immediate steps to help minimize the pain of family members. from now on, the work is basically searching for missing people. unfortunately. the death toll can greatly increase. >> reporter: patrick ottman, cnn. we will keep you posted if they find more people. still ahead here on "cnn newsroom," a closer look at venezuela's collapsed economy and how it got trapped in the
vicious downward spiral. plus -- >> i'm one of his oldest friends and i'm a fervent supporter of the president. i think he's doing a great job of making america great again. >> if you want insight into donald trump's political mind look no further than the long time adviser there to his side. roger stone. we'll have more on their friendship over the years. stay with us. new theraflu powerpods.
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southern philippines. a military official says one of the blast happened inside the jolo cathedral in the province. it has seen the violence between the muslims and christians for decades. the u.s. envoy heading up talks with the taliban says there's been significant progress. but some issues still need to be worked out. he tweeted he is heading to afghanistan after six days of negotiations in qatar. he says the talks were more productive than past sessions. rescue efforts in brazil are now resuming after heavy rain forced them to stop overnight. it's quite unfortunate because hundreds of people are still missing after a dam holding back industrial waste from a mine collapsed. so far, 34 people confirmed dead there. venezuela's military attache in washington is being branded a traitor by the defense ministry. this after he told cnn he is
supporting opposition leader juan guaido over president nicolas maduro. guaido has been encouraging them to defect. the crisis in venezuela appears to be getting worse. and you can see here by the numbers. the country's economic -- economy, rather, remains in a state of collapse, hyperinflation has skyrocketed. the imf predicts inflation will hit 10 million percent this year. and according to the u.n., around 3 million people have left the country since 2015. >> poverty is adding to the growing humanitarian crisis. a 2018 survey by venezuelan universities found that nearly 90% of venezuelans live in poverty. the survey also found that over two-thirds of venezuelans reported losing an average of 11 kilos in 2017. >> the pharmaceutical federation says that the country is
experiencing an 85% shortage of medicine. the u.n. announced it would give venezuela $9.2 million in health and nutritional aid. >> the political and the economic turmoil did not come up overnight. it has been years in the making. >> we see how the country got to this point. >> reporter: he shouted it at the top of his lungs. the venezuelan president maduro broke political and diplomatical ties with the united states. it happened after mike pompeo recognized the opposition leader, juan guaido, as the interim president of venezuela. >> the presidency of maduro is illegitimate. his regime is morally bankrupt.
it is economically incompetent. >> reporter: venezuela has seen violence for years. the country is bankrupt and shortages of medicine for children and food are widespread as we have reported for years. there's no rice, rice should be here or milk. or baby products. and everything is empty. now, you can find some other nonessential products like for example this is a sweetener for milk. the problem is that even if you buy it, there's no milk. the u.n. says more than 3 million people have fled venezuela since at least 2014. >> you may not just have a humanitarian catastrophe in venezuela. we may soon have a growing economic catastrophe in brazil, in peru, in ecuador and in colombia. >> reporter: in 2017, president trump said he wouldn't rule out the military intervention to help restore democracy to the country and he doubled down last
week. >> are you considering a military option for venezuela? >> we're not considering anything but all options on the table. >> reporter: a warning from russia was swift. >> the resort to military power would be catastrophic. we face now a scenario that may lead to further bloodshed in venezuela. >> reporter: russia and china are siding with maduro. both have invested billions of dollars in venezuela, which has some of the largest oil reserves in the world. and like other regimes, they have silenced the press. when we investigated an alleged fraudulent sale of passports, getting reaction took months.
and now venezuela is a country with two men calling themselves president. opposition leader juan guaido who swore himself in on wednesday -- and nicolas maduro who is beginning a second six-year term after a may election many in the international community called a farce because the opposition was not allowed to participate. meanwhile, people have come out to the streets again. clashes between security forces and protesters left more than 120 dead in 2017. and many fear history may repeat again. rafael romo, cnn. >> thank you. friday's indictment of roger stone puts the spotlight squarely on one of donald
trump's closest advisers. >> the two weren't just friends since mr. trump became president. their relationship goes back decades. critics say stone's reputation as a dirty trickster can sometimes be seen in some of the moves donald trump makes. tom foreman looks at their relationship through the years. >> this has nothing to do with the president an certainly nothing to do with the white house. >> reporter: but roger stone has had plenty to do with donald trump ever since they met in the 1970s. legal work for his businesses, lobbying for his casinos, they share personal history too. >> donald trump came to my wedding, i went to two of his. i was at a his parent's funerals. >> reporter: and time and again, he has pushed his political ambitions. >> roger always wanted me to run for president and over the years every time a presidential race came up he always wanted me to run. i was like a jockey looking for a horse. can't win a race if you don't have the horse.
>> reporter: their partnership has been at times a rough ride. they had to pay fines related to the casino lobbying long ago. trump once told the new yorker roger is a stone cold loser. he always tries taking credit for things he never did. even after stone was all in on trump's 2016 campaign, raising money, stone was fired or he quit. depending on whom you believe. still -- >> i'm a loyal supporter of donald trump. i believe he can be a transformational president. >> reporter: trump prizes loyalty and stone's loyalty is unwavering. he even has a tattoo on his back of richard nixon whom he once worked for. so for trump, stone soon became a raging voice against the russia investigation. >> a fairy tale, a falsehood. a steaming pile of bs. >> reporter: a quick defender for any decision, no matter how controversial. >> the president made the right decision. mr. comey had become
unaccountable. >> reporter: an attack dog to go after trump's enemies and an ally to ridicule his critics. >> oh, my god, i'm busted. drinking russian vodka, mueller, arrest me, libtards. >> reporter: and he says what trump needs to be said most. >> i'm not aware of collusion by the russian state or anyone in the trump campaign. or anyone associated with donald trump. >> reporter: and the more in investigation tightens, it may be that president trump will need stone and others to keep holding that line. tom foreman, cnn, washington. all right. maybe chilly days ahead for mr. stone. that's your transition. >> okay. we'll take it. >> that's all i've got. >> late at night here, and let's check in on conditions outside. look at this. would you rather be up in the midwest? george hails from chicago.
hails from all over the place. >> and texas. but he lived there. >> seattle. chicago. this is what we do, we have to move around for the work. all right. temperatures right now minus 41 in international falls. these are fahrenheit by the way. the fahrenheit and celsius scale meet at 40. dangerous stuff. you don't want to be outside. human tissue and skin will freeze within five minutes if you're at minus 45. well, we have those numbers there, so please limit your outdoor activities as we head through today and really over the next several days. some of us further south of course aren't used to the cold air. this is the infrared satellite we use at night because we don't have the sun to help us out. those colors you see there, that's the beginning of the next arctic wave. but this one will come with a clipper. that's a clipper that will bring us significant snow. it's really sometimes a big deal and this one will be a big deal.
eight to 12 inches of snowfall and wind as well. watch the clock, things will get going. on the southern flank of it, rain where you see the blue and the green colors but to the north, certainly all snow. then further even down to the south and east, a lot of the moisture are ahead of the front. i don't think this is a huge deal for those in the southeast. we need a low from the gulf to get things going. it's an arctic front and that's enough, right? look at the numbers across the midwest. this will be the midwestern snow. the rest of us will just have to deal with very cold temperatures. eight to 12 inches further north away from the clipper. you get less snow and there you see not much across the southeast. but once the front makes it to the northeast we're going to continue to see some snowfall both with the front itself and with some lake enhancement off the lakes here with that very cold air that's going to be moving in. so we're frigid now. we're infringement it next week. it will continue here. this will be the coldest air
mass of the season so far. that's saying a lot because we have had some cold temperatures but this will be it. it will set the stage for places like chicago to be 15 below for the high temperature on wednesday. that will be a good 40 degrees below normal for this time of the year. in fact, we'll share the pain with the rest of our friends in the midwest. over 15 possible record lows heading into wednesday but here's chicago. that is something. minus 15 on wednesday with minus 20s at night. again, fahrenheit. there you see the 30s are going to feel so good by next weekend with what's coming in the next couple of days. >> couldn't happen to nicer people in chi-town. >> they're used to the weather. steve king has some explaining to do, this after he was accused of racism. what he told his hometown crowd about it. stay with us.
police in louisiana are on the hunt for a man they say killed five people including his own parents. authorities believe 21-year-old dakota taro had been living with his girlfriend when he kill her, her father and her brother. >> police say he then drove to his parent's house and shot them and escaped. in his dying declaration, his father identified his son as the gunman. the sheriff said it's the worst case of domestic violence he's seen in a long time. steve king went to his home state of iowa to address claims of racism. >> it was his first town hall meeting since being rebuked by congress for telling "the new york times" he didn't get why the terms white nationalist and
white supremacist are offensive. here's cnn's sarah sydner. she was there. >> reporter: steve king arrived in iowa in the far northwest corner of the state to about 80 people. it's a small town we should mention. pretty remote. there are 930 people who live in this town. so a small place where lot of folks came to listen to their congressman. all the people in the crowd were his constituents they said. there were some democrats also in the crowd. but mostly this crowd was very friendly. it was pretty much a love fest as steve king held his first town hall since his controversial comments to "the new york times." we should also mention the first thing he did was address the elephant in the room. >> the big subject is before us all, some might refer to as the elephant in the room. the situation of a "new york times" quote, and it is stunning and astonishing to me that four
words in a "new york times" quote can outweigh 20 some years of public service, 20 some years of giving you my word every day and not one soul has stood up and said that i ever lied to you or misrepresented you or given any spin other than what i believe to be the objective truth. >> reporter: he was asked about being stripped of his congressional committee assignments. he said his plan was to work close we are the president, work closer with the executive branch and it would allow him to speak on the floor on every vote. that he would be there for every congressional vote now. and he also addressed someone asking about his international travels saying, will you be able to save money, not go on the trips so often and he sort of side stepped that a bit. he said there were some things he could not do, but most of the time his staff does not go on the trips and they're not necessarily paid for with the local taxpayer money. he also got a standing ovation
when he left. the crowd certainly seemed to be very friendly, though steve king himself tweeted out that he thought the crowd might be volatile the way he put it. that turned out not to be the case. >> sarah sydner for us. coming up on "cnn newsroom," it's the biggest sports event in the year -- the super bowl. it's happening right next door to cnn. a preview is next. >> the stadium is all lit and ready.
a mural believed to have been painted by the street artist banksy has been stolen in paris. it had a special meaning. it was painted on the fire door of the bataclan theater where 90 people were killed in a terror attack in 2015. >> the artwork depicts a sad woman wearing a veil and slightly bowed. the mural symbolized remembrance and longing. next sunday, nfl fans around the world will have their eyes right here on atlanta, georgia. >> exciting for us. you're looking at a mercedes-benz stadium, site of the super bowl and our next door neighbor here at cnn. the los angeles rams and the new england patriots will battle there for supremacy and a super bowl ring.
in the meantime, the coveted vince lombardi trophy has arrived here to atlanta and who better to bring it in than the hall of fame running back known as the buss, jerome bettis. back in 2006, his team the pittsburgh steelers won super bowl xl. >> for me to be the one to -- to receive it and put it in its rightful place, it is very, very special opportunity for me. i got a chance to put it on, i put the super bowl ring over top of my gloves because i wanted the ring to be as close as possible to the trophy. because in reality, they go together. the ring and the trophy. that's what it's all about. it symbolizes the entire game. i think every football player in the nfl wants an opportunity to hoist the lombardi trophy and have a super bowl ring. well, let's talk about the
trophy down under in australia, because the men's final is over in melbourne. djokovic has clinched a record seventh title. to serve overwhelmed spaniard nadal in straight sets. nadal was trying to become the first man in the open era to win each major at least twice. on saturday, japan's osaka won the women's title her second back-to-back grand slam. beating the tennis player from the czech republic. the top spot, the world rankings will come out on monday. if that happens, she'll be the first asian player, man or woman, to achieve this milestone. >> all of japan is going -- >> they're excited. >> absolutely. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell. for viewers in the u.s., "new day" is next. for the rest of us, ending modern day slavery is coming up next. thanks for being with us. i'm captain obvious and hotels.com
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