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president nicolas maduro tries to stay in power. also ahead this hour. an uncertain future. we'll see how funding cuts and aid from washington changed the lives of palestinian security forces. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george how will and "cnn newsroom" starts right now. thank you for being with us. with the longest government shutdown in u.s. history barely over the clock is now ticking and the threat is real there could be another, yes, another government shutdown next month. in an interview with "the wall street journal" u.s. president trump says he's skeptical lawmakers can reach a deal to fund the border wall by the next funding deadline.
he says another shutdown is quote, certainly an option. mr. trump also saying that he would use a national emergency declaration to get funding if necessary. so the bottom line here the president's position is unchanged. our boris sanchez reports. it's not clear how another standoff would result in a different outcome. >> reporter: the white house is effectively threatening a second government shutdown if president trump and his team do not get what they want from democrats during the ongoing negotiations over border security. keep in mind the continuing resolution that was passed on friday goes through 21 days, so we may be facing a second government shutdown in three weeks if the president does not get border wall funding. his acting chief of staff mick mulvaney made the case on a sunday morning talk show. listen to this. >> we've been hoping for months to do it through legislation with democrats, but at the end of the day the president's commitment is to defend the nation and he'll do it either
with or without congress. >> reporter: it's unclear exactly how the white house believes it'll be different a second time around. they don't really have the numbers when it comes to congress. remember that only one democrat in the senate voted for the white house's plan to reopen the federal government. that was joe manchin of west virginia. we don't know exactly where the president thinks he'll get support. and if he has to bypass congress it'll be likely declaring a national emergency on the issue of immigration. the president has not moved in that direction in part because there's no guarantee it would actually work. democrats have already vowed to challenge it, so it would wind up in the court system and ultimately not give the president the immediate funding he wants for his long promised border wall. >> boris, thank you. the shutdown cost the u.s. economy more money than mr. trump wanted for the border wall. take a look. the economy lost at least $6
billion due to loss productivity and loss economic activity to outside businesses. meanwhile americans aren't happy with the way the government is running. a new nbc news wall street journal poll shows 63% say the country is on the wrong track. just 28% think things are going in the right direction. those negative numbers are up 7 points from last month. let's talk more about all of this now with steven earlinger, the chief diplomatic correspondent in europe joining us live now from brussels, belgium. always a pleasure to have you on the show, steve. >> thanks, george. >> the clock is ticking. less than three weeks now until we could be right back at square one with this threat of another government shutdown. and according to "the wall street journal" the president is skeptical that lawmakers will come up with a deal that he will sign. so do you see democrats here having any reason to budge and give the president of some of what he wants here, or do they remain dug in? >> i think everyone's going to
remain dug in for a while. i mean three weeks in politics is a long time, right? a week in politics is a very long time. and so people are again setting out their stalls and trying to convince the public that they're right. i think the democrats must stay firm on preventing funding for the wall, though, i think they will give a fair amount of funding for border secure however defined. and maybe with enough flexibility to let mr. trump use some of it for fencing or something else. but for the moment that's a compromise down the track. >> look, as of now the president's chief of staff -- acting chief of staff mick mulvaney is indicating that the president is willing to let the government shutdown again, a threat that's got to leave a lot of government workers incredibly uneasy given what they've
already gone through, steven. but if this does happen again, is there any chance the president would get a different outcome? because as of right now the math is not there, the votes are not there. >> i think he knows that, too. someone who wants to find mental difficulty in doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. and so i think the white house knows this. my guess is rather than shut the government down, which turned out to be very, very unpopular, trump might go the national emergency route. and even if that's delayed in the courts, he can always argue to his base he did everything possible and it's all the fault of those democrats. >> mulvaney also indicating the president is prepared to declare a state of emergency to build this wall that he calls a crisis on the u.s. border with mexico. it's an option, though, that's sure to be thrown into the courts, steven. democrats indicating they, of course, will not vote for it
given what we saw with the latest shutdown. here's the question, though. is this a possible out for the president? if he can't get it through congress and he goes this route and it goes into the courts, can he at least say that he tried? >> oh, i think so. very, very much so. i suspect, you know, they've been setting this up as a sort of last option. the whole idea of moving military funds, funds that have been appropriated for the military to border security is already problematic and it's likely to be challenged in the courts. also it's very odd to declare an emergency that doesn't seem to be an emergency. i mean, it's been going on now for years let alone months, let alone weeks. and in an emergency normally is like a hurricane or an attack or something crucial that happens in a short period of time. so i think it's -- it's a hard argument for him to make. but it is also an argument that he can make to his base,
particularly who are very angry with him backing down on his wall promise. people like anne colter and others, that he's tried his best in a system that needs to be changed and the democrats and the press are making it all impossible. and he's standing by his principles and he'll do everything he can. i mean, i can see trump arguing that fairly effectively. >> and steven, finally the question as to whether the president will be invited to give his "state of the union" address. do you feel the speaker of the house is under pressure to now grant that invitation, or does that also continue to be held up here given all the uncertainty? >> well, that's a good question. i mean, i'm not sure. my guess is it would be a very good gesture. this is my personal view. if nancy pelosi would let this happen in this three-week period. it is the tradition, and it
seems at this point the wrong weapon to hold over -- over the president's head. but, again, she may have a very different calculus, and she's the one in charge. >> steven earlinger, with perspective joining us from brussels, belgium. thank you for your time. we'll stay in touch with you. now to venezuela. nicolas maduro facing growing pressure from his opposition to give up power. his rival, juan guaido telling "the washington post" it's in -- listen. >> translator: we have events this week on wednesday and saturday. we haven't asked why not every day. we are in the process in venezuela where we also have to fight to eat. we have to fight to survive. and we are aware we can't do this without freedom. >> in a wide ranging interview
with cnn president maduro accused guaido of violating the constitution and said the u.s. is behind a coup to drive him out. john bolton reiterated america's support for guaido. he tweeted any violence on the opposition would be met with a significant response. venezuela's dueling leaders are competing for the support of the military. both men made public appeals to combat the combat forces, urging them to support their side. more now on the power struggle in caracas. >> reporter: yes, tension remains high here in caracas. on sunday both nicolas maduro and wjuan guaido, who swore himself in as acting president of venezuela in order to call for fresh, free and fair
elections, they're both pitching to the same audience. to the military who increasingly look like the sole arbiter of the power tussle happening here in caracas. and while nicolas maduro demanded loyalty from his troops, juan guaido also called for protests next week, next wednesday and the following saturday, giving a sign of pressure on the maduro government to join the negotiating table has only increased. >> let's talk more about the power struggle playing out in venezuela with jennifer mccoy. jennifer is a distinguished professor of political science at georgia state university joining us this hour from budapest, hungary. given where things stand right
now, who would you say has more leverage inside venezuela? the sitting president nicolas maduro or the self-declared opposition leader juan guaido offering honesty and heart? >> well it's definitely a standoff. maduro has all the power behind him but guaido has legitimacy internally by being freely elected as both deputy in his congress and as head of his congress and now international legitimacy with the popular support. so it's sort of, you know, guns versus people in a sense. but i think it's still a standoff. it's hard to tell yet where exactly this is going to go. >> well, it all comes down to who has the support of the military. that is the common denominator here, and the opposition looking
for cracks in the foundation to see if they can peel off any support and oust maduro. what are the factors do you surmise would motivate military officials to reconsider their position? >> i think if you see that both the popular support in venezuela continues to tilt away from maduro and toward guaido, but that is a crucial factor. but also the international pressure, the growing financial pressure and the legitimacy. as the financial screws continue to turn as countries like the united states and england and others find ways to restrict venezuela's revenues if they're able to find those ways, then that has to affect the military. and then, again, it's its own rank and file. as their own rank and file grows
more desperate it makes it difficult for them to carry out any orders to repress the people or any other orders from the government. >> to that point, the venezuelan economy, look, it has been in a state of crisis for some time now. and now reacting to outside pressures from various nations, these nations are picking a side, right? so you have russia and china on one side for instance backing maduro. you have the united states, the eu, and many latin-american countries supporting guaido. again the question of leverage to you, which sidecaries more leverage, more weight in that country? >> i think it's a shame internationally when we should be looking at the point of venezuelaens in a desperate situation, but there simply have to be talks. one of the things going back to your question of internal, this
offer you covered about the amnesty towards the military, if that can be made clear. if the military and others in the government can pea reassured about exactly what that means, that may help tilt the scene as well. and that has to do with the international side as well. there is international human rights law that does require punishment for crimes against humanity. and there have been allegations that the government has committed that with the harsh repression. so there may be fear about international indictments, international criminal court as well as of course the u.s. has indicted some high ranking officials within venezuela. >> and, you know, the other question that many people look to venezuela and they wonder the question of how long this country has seen economic turmoil. is there a sense that with fresh leadership that the country could, in fact, turn a corner? >> certainly they can turn a
corner, changing policies and then receiving international aid and loans more than they have to date. obviously they've been helped tremendously by china and russia. but i think china and russia themselves are concerned about their own investments in the country given the precarious nature of it. but it will take a very long time to recover the oil industry and the rest of the economy that has been depleted. and investment and productivity has just dissipated. so it will take quite a while to recover, but, yes, it's certainly possible. >> jennifer mccoy giving us perspective from budapest this hour. thank you for your time. we'll keep in touch with you. newsroom pushes on here. catholics from all across the world came together in panama this weekend, and they heard pope francis speak his mind about some troubling world issues. stay with us. can we talk?
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to address some issues in the world. he condemned the bombings at a church in the philippines. our rosa flores at this report. ♪ >> reporter: at first glance world youth day in panama looks just like a giant party for hundreds of thousands of catholics from around the world. but between the festive singing and dancing are messages are serious issues. ♪ >> reporter: this song for example, called land of peace sung by an american in mexican duet is about immigration issues that had the u.s. government shutdown for more than a month. >> we wanted to write about this. >> reporter: it's about solutions that can end the
polarization. in several speeches pope francis saying a similar tune. those who build walls, he said, sow fear and divide people. pope francis acknowledging that some clergy have exploited and abused the young. in private a 29-year-old from california says she asked him about it directly during a small lunch the pope shared with a handful of young people. she says she and other youth ministers have felt angry and wanted the pope's guidance on how to help youth heal. >> and i think it's way it spoke to my heart, like seeing his
honestly when he said we are with the victims, we are with the young people, let's accompany them. >> reporter: those are conversations that should be had at world youth day, say the singers who struck a chord on immigration. >> we are on the side of pope francis fighting to spread hope. >> even though the duet is for north america, they say that they're message can be applied worldwide. rosa flores, cnn, panama. now to the bombings we just mentioned in the philippines, at least 20 people are now confirmed dead, this after two blasts that struck the jolo cathedral on sunday. one device went off inside the cuth cathedral. isis has claimed responsibility but didn't provide evidence. cnn has not independently verified the terror group's
claim. there are reports of progress from both sides after six days of afghan peace talks between the u.s. and the taliban. the senior u.s. official leading the talks in qatar says saturday there has been significant head way on issues. there's no cease-fire as of yet. the united states invaded afghanistan more than 17 years ago, and u.s. troop withdrawal is one of the maine issues on the table. here's what some people had to say in the of anyone capital on sunday. >> translator: it is very good news, and i hope they agree on a peace deal. we hope for lasting peace in the country so that our people can live in a peaceful situation. >> translator: everyone is tired of war and conflicts in this country, and we support any peace agreement between afghan, americans and the taliban for the prosperity of our country. >> that's the scene there in kabul. a taliban official also says there's been progress with the
u.s., but more talks he says are needed. now in south eastern brazil the story we've been following of the devastation of a dam collapse there. civil defense authorities say the death toll has now risen to 58 people who lost their lives and officials warn that number will likely rise. rescue workers are searching for at least 300 missing people at this point. the dam at an iron or mine -- an iron mine, rather, collapsed on friday unleashing a sea of mud and debris as you see here that spilled into the mine's administrative area where people were working. and with each passing hour the chance of finding survivors continues to shrink. the search teams say they won't give up until they've found everyone there. he's one of donald trump's closest friends and advisers, but if the special counsel puts pressure on roger stone, will he flip? that's the question he was asked about, and we'll get the answer to that ahead. and pushing towards a border
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on sunday he called for new protests and also told "the washington post" that the opposition is in secret talks with military and government officials about driving maduro out. u.n. human rights experts are set to arrive in turkey on monday to investigate the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. khashoggi was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul in october. u.s. intelligence has concluded that the saudi crown prince directed the murder. saudi officials deny that. u.s. president donald trump says another government shutdown is, quote, certainly an option if he doesn't get funding for a border wall he wants. in an interview with "the wall street journal" mr. trump says he's skeptical lawmakers will reach an agreement by the next funding deadline. that deadline set for february 15th. >> now to the long time friend and political advisor of donald trump, roger stone. he heads back to court on tuesday after a very public arrest by federal agents just
last week. stone was indicted on charges including lying to congress on his efforts to get dirt on hillary clinton from russian linked wikileaks. he repeatedly pledged his loyalty to mr. trump but on sunday stone warned if called to testify he would do so truthfully. our jessica snyder has the latest for you. >> reporter: rogerstone has been making the media rounds all before he gets to the d.c. courthouse on tuesday and before he appears before that same judge who's overseeing both paul manafort and rick gate's cases. and she's tough, so perhaps roger stone possibly trying to get the last word in before the possible gag order. stone leading the order to cooperation with the special counsel and also saying he would tell the truth. and roger stone was indicted on thursday and arrested in that early morning fbi raid friday at his home in fort lauderdale, florida. and he now faces several counts
including obstruction, witness tampering, and false statements to congress. here's what he said about the possibility of testifying for the special counsel's investigation. >> any chance you'll cooperate with special counsel robert mueller if he ands? >> that's a question i'd have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion. if there's wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that i know about, which i know of none, but if there is i would certainly testify honestly. i would also testify honestly about any other matter including any communications with the president. it's true we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature, they are benign, and there's certainly no conspiracy with russia. >> roger stone has repeatedly said he would not testify against the president, and also stone has said he has never discussed the possibility of a pardon with the president. and of course he continues to maintain that he is innocent despite those text messages and e-mails the special counsel has.
and stone stands by his contention there was never any collusion with russia. in the meantime jerome corsi who stone directed to get in touch with wikileaks julian assange to get more e-mails, corsi says he never talked to assange. corsi says all the information in the indictment is accurate and he's willing to testify to that in court. now interestingly corsi has also said previously that mueller has everything and knows everything. jessica snider, cnn, washington. president trump has tried a variety of selling his tacks for a wall. he cited drugs, human caravans and another common refrain now. our pablo sandoval puts facts first. >> reporter: it's president trump's new go-to talking point in his attempt to convince americans of his border wall. building and stop human
trafficking in the u.s. >> it's at the worst level, human traveling in the history of the world. they come through areas where they have no protection, where they have no steel barriers, where they have no walls. and we can stop almost 100% of that. >> reporter: this was friday in the rose garden as the president announced a temporary end to the government shutdown. he painted a vivid and startling picture of migrant women being restrained with duct tape and then snuck over the southern border. >> women are tied up, bound, duct tape put around their faces, around their mouths, in many cases they can't even breathe. >> reporter: if it seems like you've heard this before, you probably have. the president described this terrifying trafficking tactic almost a dozen times in the last month. >> they have women in the back seat of the cars with duct tape all over the place. >> they tape their face, their hair, their hands behind their back. human traffickers tying up
women. women tied up, they have tape over their mouths. electrical tape, usually blue tape. >> reporter: this is all misconception says the director of the anti-trafficking initiative. of the hundreds of trafficking victims she's represented she has yet to meet one with the experience the president describes. >> i don't believe it's coming from law enforcement. it's certainly not coming from victims, and it's not coming from the dozens of service providers who i've spoken with across the country. >> reporter: the experts we spoke to say many victims of trafficking come into the u.s. legally unaware they will be victimized by traffickers. others are smuggled but gnaw restrained with tape before being driven over the border as the president repeatedly claims. >> donald trump has told this lurid tale full of bogus details of how he thinks human trafficking works, and it's just not what we see. >> reporter: martina vandenberg
who also represents victims of trafficking feels the president is intentionally misrepresenting human trafficking adding it to his revolving list of reasons for his border wall. >> he's ignoring the fact about 66% of the cases handled by trafficking organizations are u.s. citizens. about 34% are foreign nationals. and of those foreign nationals who are coming in, in our experience the vast majority of those forn nationals are coming in on perfectly legal visas. >> reporter: her organization keeps a database of 1,400 human trafficking indictments dating back to 2009. of those cases she says 26 involved kidnapping, and only one makes reference to duct tape. >> it mentions duct tape, and it mentions someone being tied up with duct tape. but the victim was a u.s. citizen, not someone brought across the border from mexico. >> reporter: customs and border protection largely responsible for patrolling and protecting the southern border declined to comment on the president's remarks. the white house did not respond
to cnn's repeated attempts to clarify the president's unsupported antidotes on human trafficking. pablo sandoval, cnn, new york. and another candidate to tell you about who has joined the crowded field of democrats seeking the nomination for the 2020 presidential election. in this case it's senator kamala harris who's officially launched her bid in her hometown of oakland, california, today. she avoided mentioning the u.s. president donald trump by name, but there was no doubt who she was targeting for criticism when he talked about america's standing in the world and its deep internal divides. listen. >> under this administration america's position in the world has never been weaker. when democratic values are under attack around the globe, when authoritarianism is on the march, when nuclear proliferation is on the rise,
when we have foreign powers infecting the white house like malware. >> and harris is among four democrats running with three others who are exploring a possible run. palestinian security forces could be facing an end to u.s. support. officials in the west bank are worried but also are some in israel. we have an exclusive report from the region ahead. stay with us.
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the saudi crown prince directed the murder but saudi officials deny that. over the course of it last 12 months the white house has announced a series of funding cuts to palestinians. the administration says it wants to pressure the palestinian authority to return to peace talks with israel. all that's left of u.s. funding is the money that goes to support the palestinian security forces. and now a new u.s. anti-terrorism law is putting even those funds into jeopardy. our ian lee has more for you. >> reporter: the legislation is called the anti-terrorism clarification act, and it was passed in october. it could make the palestinian authority liable for huge financial claims if americans are the victims of palestinian terror attacks. the only way to avoid that loyalty is to stop accepting any u.s. government funding, which is what the palestinian authority has recently announced it intends to do. over the course of last year i got an exclusive look at what's
at stake. palestinian security forces locked and loaded for a raid in the west bank city. intelligence just informed the police that a known drug dealer who could be heavily armed is on the move. this is man they've wanted for quite some time. we arrive at an empty apartment building. the police form a perimeter and stack up and move in. if the tactics appear straight out of an american play book, that's because they are. the americans play an important role in security issues, facilities and improving our skills, the major general tells me. we can't play down their importance. at this training base in jericho soldiers and police train for months honing their skills from basic drills to shooting with an ak-47.
here elite units practice rescuing soldiers injured during an ambush and engaging the terrorists. what you're seeing is part of the more than $60 million a year the u.s. taxpayers have contributed toward palestinian security. another winner of this partnership, israel. it's no secret the palestinian security forces carry a large burden for the israeli army. >> if the palestinian soldiers will be obliged to act less, our soldiers will have to act more. it will put on them a bigger burden of count terrorist activity. >> the security cooperation between the israeli security forces and the palestinian security forces has been exceptional, highly professional, highly effective, highly appreciated by both sides. if we lose that, it could really
be a blow to the relative stability that has prevailed in the west bank for the last number of years. >> reporter: some palestinians say that cooperation aids israel's occupation. palestinian officials say they're bidding the foundation of a future palestinian state. palestinian security services are part of the regional security system, the governor tells me, we're playing a significant role in fighting drugs, extremism and money laundering. one previous raid shows what security forces contend with on a daily basis. this is what they recovered, 3 kilograms of various drugs. over here we have an israeli army automatic rifle as well as a pistol, four grenades, and finally 900 rounds of ammunition. this kind of firepower is common and would likely fill the vacuum in the absence of palestinian
security. back on the raid, police navigate the stairwell. it's tense. but the forces meeove quickly t arrest the suspect and haul him away. the whole raid taking less than four minutes. that's good bang for the buck as both israeli and palestinian officials will tell you. the state department tells cnn it's continuing to work through the potential impact of the new anti-terrorism law, adding with in consultation with partners we have taken steps to wind down certain projects and programs in the west bank and gaza. to further work around to allow funding for palestinian security to continue, the deadline is looming january 31st. that's when the new law goes into effect.
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>> officials in cuba say a tornado struck the capital city of havana. strong winds damaged a number of public and residential buildings there. it caused flooding in havana and several provinces. just a bit to the north, dangerous wintry weather is headed to the united states. look at that in watertown, new york. 50 million people in the midwest and south are facing heavy snowfalls and cold weathers. forecasts warn that the cold could be life threatening in some states. if you believe in traveling to
atlanta, preparing for the super bowl, it's wintry weather all around. >> expect to see about 1 million people go to atlanta with the game on sunday. in advance of it, the coldest weather of years. i want to show you what's happening across international falls and northern minnesota. that's the icebox of the u.s. low temperature sunday morning at minus 46 degrees fahrenheit. the previous record low was minus 36. if you are curious, the coldest they have seen is colder than that, minus 55. how does it feel? what does it boil down to? well, let's talk about this. when it comes to extreme cold, you have motor oil freeze. 35 below zero, which it was colder in minnesota, antifreeze
begins to freeze. if you have your tires sealed from previous punctures, the seals begin to leak air. again, extreme cold in place and only gets colder toefr next couple days. we have a quick moving system bringing in snow showers, about 6-12 inches across the northern portion of the upper midwest and the great lakes. we have blizzard warnings in the dakotas, all in advance of this initial feature. monday night, tuesday morning, enough cold air to the south where atlanta, georgia, could see snow showers going into tuesday morning. really, the big story has to be the significant blast of cold air and among the coldest we have observed. expectations, come wednesday morning, are at least 55 million people have air temperatures below zero without the wind.
a million people indicated in blue and purple will be below 32 degrees fahrenheit. records could be set wednesday morning. scoot to the east and more record lows thursday morning as well. look at the forecast high in chicago. that's 14 degrees below zero for an afternoon high. the coldest in 1994 was minus 11. the coldest low temperature was minus 22 degrees and could be minus 24 going into thursday morning. that's where we stand in the heart of the week. the upper midwest, again, as cold as you will ever see it. then the trend, really could put everything in perspective. look at chicago's afternoon high on wednesday. look at fairbanks, alaska's high on wednesday, a 40 degree drop in what is normal for chicago to
put it well below zero. i know you have lived this, but this is a remarkable trend. >> cold, cold weather. thank you so much. now to the s.a.g. awards in los angeles. the cast of "black panther" won the top prize on sunday. >> we all know what it's like to be told that there is not a place for you to be features, yet you are young, gifted and black. we knew, not that we would be around at award season, but we knew we had something special. >> i love everything about that film. it's been critical and a box office blockbuster, honored sunday by actors who saluted their peers. glenn close won an award in "the wire." then an award for "bohemian
rhapsody" for acting. will we see them again on the 24th? that will be the question. we have an expert next hour to talk all things l.a. thank you for being with us for newsroom at this hour. i'm george howell. let's do it again. another hour of news after the break. stay with us. minimums and fees.
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the u.s. government may have just reopened, but the u.s. president is warning everyone, the chances of another government shutdown are pretty high. in venezuela, a sitting president fights to stay in power. his main opponent calls on people who take to the streets. also ahead this hour, another big night for hollywood. a look at the screen actors guild awards. we are live in cnn world headquarters in atlanta, i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts now.