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report. "new day" continues right now. we are asking that the entire mueller report be given to congress. >> there is no collusion. i think it's a disgrace. >> we are the committee that has responsibility to determine whether or not there was any wrongdoing, not the attorney general. >> closing down the border would have catastrophic economic impact. >> mexico makes a hell of a lot of money off us so they don't want the border closed. >> all the president is doing here is posturing. i can't imagine the president won't come to his senses. a security breach at president trump's mar-a-lago resort leading to an arrest. >> there is a reason why there's camp david, the president doesn't like it so he doesn't go there. >> it just doesn't feel like a spy effort to me, it's somebody who thought they might be can you remember seeing favor back home in china. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> well to to your new day, it is wednesday, april 3rd, it is 8:00 in the east. just about one hour from now
congress takes a significant step in trying to get his hands on the full mueller report. the house judiciary committee is expected to vote to authorize a subpoena to get special counsel robert mueller's full and unredacted 400-page report. democratic lawmakers want to see why the four-page summary in special counsel mueller specifically did not exonerate the president on obstruction of justice and even though the special counsel did not establish a criminal case against the president for conspiracy or coordination with the russians, democrats want to see if the report outlines questionable activity or contact with the russians, perhaps short of a crime. >> just last week president trump said he did not mind if the report went public, but now he appears to have had a change of heart. overnight he used new language to suggest he does not want it out at all. he even called a public release, quote, ridiculous and a waste of time. the other day on twitter he suggested maybe we should just
say no to its release. manu raju is live on capitol hill in the room where the committee will meet with a preview of what we can expect. what's going to happen there this morning? >> reporter: this is going to be a very lively meeting that's going to happen in about an hour as democrats push through a resolution to authorize subpoenas for the full mueller report, for the underlying evidence and to five former white house officials who they believe may have communicated with the white house in preparation with their testimony before the special counsel. they are planning to authorize these today, but not necessarily serve these subpoenas today. jerry nadler, the chairman of the senate house judiciary committee says this is essentially going to be -- he's going to issue them when he feels it is necessary. essentially it will be in his back pocket to decide when to really ratchet up the fight with the justice department to get the full mueller report and the underlying evidence. this all started last friday when bill barr sent a letter to capitol hill saying that he would provide the mueller report by mid-april, if not sooner,
plus there will be several areas of redactions. those areas of redactions have prompted significant democratic concern, namely about grand jury information that would be redacted, as well as peripheral third parties, people who are not indicted who may have their reputations impugned if their names were in the mueller report, barr suggested that he would redact that as well. those four areas in particular are causing democrats to say they are entitled to this information, they cite past cases like the watergate case, the starr investigation, the clinton email investigation when the justice department has provided this committee with information central to what they plan to investigate going forward. now, republicans have pushed back rather strenuously, said, why not give the attorney general time to be as transparent as possible. don't set arbitrary deadlines. that fight is going to take place here in just a matter of moments as both -- as the democrats are starting to really use their majority here in the house and their fourth month in
power, issuing subpoenas that could end up in a court battle with the justice department, ultimately, of course, alisyn and john, it will determine -- it will be up to the justice department to determine just how much information to provide which will then essentially force the democrats' hand to decide whether to issue these subpoenas or maybe this will ultimately just be a threat. >> it's interesting because when the barr summary first came out president trump made it clear that he felt they should release the whole report. he had no problems with releasing the whole report, but his rhetoric has changed decidedly on that. just listen. >> i don't mind. i mean, frankly, i told the house if you want, let them see it. >> i think it's ridiculous. anything that's given to them will never be good enough. you could give them more documents than they have ever seen and it would never be good enough. so i think it's somewhat of a waste of time. >> the other night the president even wrote maybe we should just say no to releasing the report.
how do democrats view this? just posturing? >> reporter: they believe that the president is getting cold feet. they believe that the president saying that he's okay with releasing the mueller report before was just talk. i talked to adam schiff about this very topic yesterday, he said that the president believes -- he believes the president is -- is clearly concerned about the release of the report and democrats also are very skeptical about bill barr, skeptical that he is going to release as much as possible. they are not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt as james comey the former fbi director said yesterday, give bill barr some time. that is something democrats are not willing to do. so the question here, john, is when will they issue these spaens? they are going to be authorized today, but when will these be served back to -- served to the justice department, alisyn, that's going to be the big question for jerry nadler in the days ahead. >> thank you for previewing all of that for us. now democratic presidential candidate houle i don't know
castro is unveiling his immigration plan that would roll back a series of laws implemented under presidents george w. bush and donald trump. julian castro joins us now. >> great to be here. >> you are the first of the 2020 candidates to present a comprehensive immigration plan so gets go through it. here is what you have said, we will put up the first graphic. end border wall construction, increase refugee quotas. let me stop you right there because, as you know, right now at the border the customs and border protection agents say they are overwhelmed by the number of people coming in and families seeking asylum. why would you increase those numbers? >> well, you know, about four decades ago the united states actually set a cap on the number of refugees at about 100,000, 110,000, i think right now we
might be at 30,000. since that time we have basically been going downward. these are refugees as opposed to the folks that are seeking asylum that you're talking about, people presenting themselves at the border. as i'm sure you will get to i also believe we should handle the people presenting themselves at the border differently. >> tell me about that because, again, the feeling from this administration is that we are in a full blown crisis and they are overwhelmed by it. >> i don't believe their narrative. i don't believe the bs that women and children who are fleeing dangerous circumstances present a national security threat to this country. >> well, what about the fact that they just don't have beds for them? they can't contain them? >> what does that have to do with whether they should be treated as criminals or not? what does that have to do with whether they should be able to present their claim for asylum? right now this administration is playing games with them, not allowing them to present their claim for asylum at the border, keeping them caged in pens, folks probably saw the other
day, for instance, the visuals out of el paso, they were under a bridge fenced in in a pen, treated like animals. i don't believe that we should do that. i have a different vision. i believe that we should go back to how this was handled before, about 2004. i believe that -- >> meaning it should be civil. >> that's right. >> you see these as civil infractions you don't see them as criminal infractions. you know what people will say, you have to come to this country legally. >> that's why my immigration plan also includes improving our legal immigration system. you know, sometimes people tell me, well, why are you talking about undocumented immigrants? i have a cousin or my parents or my grandparents, they came here and they came here legally. why don't these folks apply legally? these two things are not mutually exclusive. what i'm asking people to do is to recognize that this president's cruelty has failed. he said about a year ago, this administration said if we would
just be cruel enough to treat little children so badly, so cruelly that we would take them away from their mothers that that would deter more families from coming and instead the opposite is true, more families are coming today. so i'm saying we've tried cruelty, i believe that we should try compassion and that we're still going to have a secure border. >> how? let's talk about that. i mean, this is where i think that the president will come after you as will republicans because when you say that immigration detention will become a rarity, they say, well, you want open borders. they believe you must arrest people who are trying to enter the country illegally. >> this is just a republican talking point. you're still going to have all of the border patrol that are on the border, they have 654 miles of fencing right now out of a 2,994 mile border. we have helicopters, we have airplanes. >> but when people show up if you don't detain them what are you going to do with them? >> we're going to process them
and it's true we still have the option to deport them. to say open borders is a complete falsehood because you still have the option to deport people. >> there are still children who are separated from their parents today as we speak, so after the administration did that and thousands of kids were separated from their parents and they tried to rectify it, first they tried to say they weren't doing it intentionally, then they had to admit they were doing it, they tried to rectify it and didn't have addresses for the parents. there are still today kids who are separated. what is your solution for them? >> well, i mean, the first thing is that the federal government needs to get its act together. they went into court a couple months ago and they said essentially that it's not worth making the effort, that they couldn't make the effort to try to reunite little children with their mothers and fathers. not only is that unamerican, more importantly that's inhumane. that shows a basic lack of human respect for people and i hope that that is fully investigated
in congress and i hope that people are held accountable and by that i mean at least lose their jobs over that. >> quickly on healthcare, you want medicare for all. yes? >> yeah. >> how will you pay for it? >> during the course of this campaign, because i think that's a good question and people deserve that answer, we're going to release our own plan on how we would pay for that, but in general as others have pointed out we're going to have to expect a lot more from people at the top who i think over the last 40 years basically the tax code has gone in the direction of asking less and less from people that are very, very well off and asking more and more from the middle class and people who are lower middle class and even poor, and from very successful corporations. folks may have seen about three or four weeks ago, for instance, that amazon reported they earned more than $11 billion, but they didn't pay any federal taxes. how does that happen? you know, we've gone completely in the wrong direction. so part of the way that we're going to pay for this and other
things is we're going to get our tax code in order so that it rewards work and not just wealth. >> under your plan does private health insurance go away? >> it would not. i believe that if somebody wants to have a private health insurance plan or supplemental plan that they should be able to do that. we should strengthen medicare for the people that have it and then expand it so that everybody can take advantage of it. you know, i grew up with a grandmother that had diabetes and right before she passed away in early 1996 she had to have one of her feet amputated, but that entire time she had medicare. i want medicare to be there for everybody. >> vice president joe biden who is not yet officially in the race but obviously considering it has, you know, come under fire from women who said they made him feel uncomfortable, he invaded their personal space, he touched them in a way that made them feel uncomfortable. do you think that vice president biden has handled this well thus far? >> i know that he put out a statement and, you know, explained his recollection of
what happened. i am -- i'm glad that in 2019 that we take seriously the claims, the perceptions of women who have come forward and reported things like this because for a long time we didn't. people were just dismissed or ignored. i know vice president biden also is a good man, i don't believe that he intended to harm anybody. >> so does he need to do more? say more? >> i think that's for him and that's for the american people if he decides to run to determine. >> mayor julian castro, thank you for telling us and spelling it all out what your plans would be as president. >> good to be here. president trump is now less enthusiastic about releasing the mueller report to the public. this as the house judiciary committee makes moves to get the full unredacted report. will they be successful? we'll speak to a prominent house
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mueller investigation. the attorney general now and the deputy attorney general ruled no obstruction, they said no obstruction, and so there's no collusion, there's no obstruction and now we're going to start this process all over again? i think it's a disgrace. >> joining me now is congresswoman jackie speier, she serves on the intelligence and oversight committees. thank you for being with us. you just heard the president there, it's different than where he started on releasing the mueller report after barr put out the summary. do you think he's getting cold feet? >> i think it's a pattern. he said he was going to release his tax returns and then he never released the tax returns. he said that he was going to be interviewed by the special counsel and then never was interviewed. then he comes forward and says, oh, i want it all to come out and then, of course, now he's saying no. what is he afraid of is the question we should all be asking. this report belongs to the american people, it's their taxpayer dollars that went into
the two-year investigation and we will one way or another find out what's in that report. >> and the house judiciary committee will authorize a subpoena in just a few minutes. why not wait until you see what william bar provides here before hanging this subpoena over his head. >> well, i think that chairman nadler may, in fact, wait. this is just to authorize the issuance of a subpoena. he will then determine when to issue the subpoena. >> i want to ask you because you serve on the oversight committee which has been looking into this issue of security clearances and we heard in public from tricia newbold, i know your committee has sproeken to her but we got to hear her voice last night and she explained why she revealed to your committee that 25 people inside of the administration who had initially been denied their clearance, it was then overruled, she explained why she went forward with this information. let's listen to her. >> the protection of national security is not a democratic issue or a republican issue,
it's an american issue. i am always concerned. it's important that we stand up to do the right thing no matter what. >> this is my question to you as you now have issued a subpoena to her supervisor to have him come in and testify, what do you want to find out? >> it's incumbent on us to find out why these recommendations not to issue security clearances were overruled, what were the conditions under which the decision was made by the fbi. typically it's over a conflict of interest or foreign involvement or a criminal background. so we want to know what the fbi originally thought and then why they were overruled and on what conditions they were overruled. this is a courageous young woman who came forward. >> i can't imagine how hard it is to come forward ever, and then to go back to work where she's working right now she's back in the office with everyone knowing she felt it was so
important to go forward. the president does have the authority to overrule the career officials' recommendations. yes? >> he does. it's rarely done. it is a national security risk if a number of people are made to be given these clearances and then for any number of reasons may be subjected to bribery or any -- any number of things from foreign governments. you know, one of complaints was, well, even a janitor was going to be denied his clearance. well, oftentimes it is those kinds of situations where people don't have a lot of resources where dangling $100,000 in front of them can turn any number of assets. >> this gets me to my next question, though. have you seen any evidence at all that national security was compromised by any of these 25 people who did receive those clearances? >> so we don't know who these 25 people are. >> you know who two of them are.
jared kushner and ivanka trump. have you seen any evidence that just those two people that any national security issues were compromised? >> i don't know that, but i do know that ivanka trump received shortly after the president was sworn in 39 copy rights in china that she had been attempting to get for many years. since then another three or four. so, again, it is -- we are not in government to enrich our pocket books and that's one of the big problems in this administration. >> all right. this event that happened yesterday where we learned that a woman with two chinese passports, four cell phones and a thumb drive with malware has been charged now with trying to get inappropriate entrance to mar-a-lago. she got in. she got into mar-a-lago and the secret service without out an interesting statement. it says the secret service does not determine who is invited orwell come at mar-a-lago. this is the responsibility of
the host entity. what concerns does this raise for you? >> huge concerns. we have camp david precisely for the president of the united states to use it as a retreat. we spend millions of dollars of taxpayer money every year to maintain it. he has been there once. he goes to mar-a-lago because he wants to, once again, feather his nest, create great interest in that facility, up the cost of initiation to be a member and it's very pourous as we have just found out. we are ripe for the picking by the chinese, the russians and any number of other adversaries and the president is making us more vulnerable. >> should the president not have a right to go to his own property? george w. bush went to crawford, texas, all the time. >> but there was a way of maintaining the perimeter of that. that was his private home. this is a public place and it's
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falsely claiming that there was election fraud. he's also raising the prospect of future election fraud, this time -- first he talked about the 2018 midterm election that resulted in democrats winning the house back, so listen to that. >> we're going to watch those vote tallies. i keep hearing about the election and the various counting measures that they have. there were a lot of close elections that were -- they seemed every single one of them went democrat. if it was close, they say the democrat -- there's something going on. you've got to -- hey, you've got to be a little bit more paranoid than you are.
but we have to be a little bit careful because i don't like the way the votes are being tallied. >> i don't remember the close 2000 presidential election going democrat. maybe i'm missing something. joining us is jeffrey toobin, seung min kim report for for the "washington post" and josh campbell cnn law enforcement analy analyst. so, jeffrey, you know, we talk all the time about what is just the president kind of vamping, what is the president -- you know, loose talk, using -- you know, loose and fast with the facts. i hear him setting somebody up in case 2020 doesn't go in the direction that he wants it to. >> let's do a fact check first. the senate and governor's race in florida, very close, went republican. the governor's race in georgia, very close, went republican. so the idea that the democrats won every close race is simply
false. >> and it was election fraud in north carolina 9th district, a district that went republican. >> right. and fraud by people affiliated with the republicans, not by the democrats. okay. so just the factual assertion is wrong. the more sinister scary prospect is what does this mean in the presidential election of 2020 if it turns out that the democrat wins, does the president accept the results? michael cohen as we talked about earlier in the show said in his testimony a couple weeks ago he worries that the president would not accept that result and comments like that from the fundraiser last night suggest that he is setting the stage for challenging the results. i don't know what you do about it, but -- >> just be on notice. just talk about it. >> call it out. >> call it out. i think that it's dangerous and i think that it is ominous what michael cohen said that there would not be a peaceful
transition of power. >> and not based on any actual facts. >> this was part of the speech last night to the nrcc. i guess the president didn't think it was televised, he actually suggested at one point this whole speech is going to leak out. well, it was being broadcast live on c-span, there were pool cameras there covering the whole thing, but that was just one of the odd things he talked about. you know, he also talked about wind mills giving people cancer, you know, he joked about joe biden. it's a little bit odd. the stream of consciousness here was even by trump yan terms unusual. >> it was a little bit unusual but i actually sat through that two-hour speech at cpac in suburban washington where it was similarly ram blee and questionable and kind of in that trump style. a lot of what he said last night are kind of pictures of his campaign rallies which are undoubtedly going to step up in the coming weeks. i thought there was one moment at last night's dinner that i thought was interesting where the president kind of hints at a
moment of weakness and that's on healthcare. he has, you know, proclaimed for days that the republican party is going to be the party of healthcare before he walked it back, punted a vote until after the elections, but he acknowledged that democrats currently have the upper issue which is correct, i mean, democrats largely won the house on a healthcare focused message, public polling shows that the public trusts democrats more on the healthcare issue. the president acknowledged that is why the republicans have to try to claim that healthcare mantle, win the election and try to push forward their own place to replace the affordable care act. now, we've talked many times before about the difficulties of doing that. mitch mcconnell actually kind of talked him off that in a series of phone conversations over the last couple days, but we know that healthcare is going to be at least a rhetorical fixture of the president's speeches for the next several months of the election. >> i mean, is it realistic -- and i ask this as a question because, you know, after 2016 i don't know what people vote on,
but the idea that i can run for president, donald trump, with a secret plan to fix healthcare, i mean, is that credible? is that something that will actually work in a presidential campaign? >> well, i think that what it does -- what the president is doing by saying that, oh, we will vote on healthcare after the election, is that he is also kind of making this a referendum on healthcare, which is what, again, republicans don't want to do. they would rather run on the economy, they want to emphasize the appointment of conservative jurists to the courts and healthcare is not an issue that they would -- is an issue they would rather not take up. they may be forced into it by various court decisions, but for now they would much rather be talking about something else. >> we will see if voters like a surprise if they vote on a surprise, much like "let's make a deal" what's inside the box, we will see if they like that in 2020. josh, let's talk about something that it's hard for us to know this morning how seriously to
take this breach at mar-a-lago. the fact that this chinese woman showed up with two chinese passports, four cell phones, malware, different computer devices, a laptop and made it into mar-a-lago, what do you make of that? >> so i think there are two issues here, there is the physical security issue and then a possible technical, you know, certain here. on the physical side, we know that, you know, there was a failure of the system here where you have someone who is able to get through these series of check points and then up to the reception desk. we heard that statement from the secret service that they put out saying that, look, we are not the ones who determined who has access to this facility. that's up to mar-a-lago. so it looks as though the mar-a-lago resort dropped the ball when it comes to letting this person on the facility. the secret service screens for weapons and the like and of course anyone who gets in close proximity to the president, that's a whole other issue, but there was a failure there. now, when it gets to the possible national security issue here when it comes to the cyber side, we just don't know.
was this someone working for a foreign intelligence service, was she working on her own? a lot of questions remaining. >> the issue is by and large the president wants people at mar-a-lago, particularly people who pay. >> but maybe not chinese spies. >> no, probably not chinese spies. thank you all very much. chicago making history last night. we will speak to the mayor-elect next. - [woman] with my shark, i deep clean messes like this. this and even this. but i don't have to clean this, because the self-cleaning brush roll removes hair, while i clean. - [announcer] shark, the vacuum that deep cleans, now cleans itself. they're america's bpursuing life-changing cures. in a country that fosters innovation here, they find breakthroughs... like a way to fight cancer by arming a patient's own t-cells... because it's not just about the next breakthrough... it's all the ones after that.
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establishment winning in a landslide victory. >> out here tonight a lot of little girls and boys are watching. they're watching us and they're seeing the beginning of something, well, a little bit different. >> the new mayor-elect of chicago, lori lightfoot joins me now for her first national interview. congratulations, mayor-elect. you didn't just win, you won huge. there was a blowout. were you expecting this? >> well, we were optimistic that we would have a fairly comfortable margin, but i don't think anybody could have predicted the landslide victory that we got. >> and we talk about firsts, you had a double dose of firsts, you are the first plaque woman to be elected mayor of chicago and you will be the first gay mayor of chicago. has that -- >> yes. >> -- has that reality set in? what does that mean to you? >> well, you know, this is something obviously that we've
been talking about and the historic nature of the election for some time, but i think that the most historic thing was beating the old entrenched chicago machine and getting such a resounding mandate for change. that gives me incredible joy and makes me feel very humble. >> now, i don't know if anyone has told you this, but we all have the sense that being mayor of chicago has got to be one of the hardest jobs in the country. it's a big city, a lot of diverse interests there and, of course, there are the challenges facing the trust deficit that exist between law enforcement and the community that it protects. you served on two -- at least two police boards here. what will you do to restore that trust? >> well, i think you have to lead by example and keep pushing the police department to extend itself to the residents of the city. i think the burden really falls upon them. but i think that also means that we have got to support and give better training to our police officers to help them understand how to bridge that divide better
and we've got lots of different ways in which we can do it. we will certainly be borrowing from other cities like new york, but i feel confer dent that we are going to be able to continue to make progress. really our children's lives depend upon it. >> we have all seen the superintendent johnson in regards to the jussie smollett case, that's made national headlines. will he stay on the job? >> what i've said is, look, we have a lot of challenges to face and he is well aware of it. we will be heading soon into the summer violence season. after that's over we will evaluate at that point. i will be working closely with the superintendent and his executive team to make sure we keep our neighborhoods safe. >> so no guarantees past the summer. again, national issue here, the outgoing mayor rahm emanuel in 2017 surrounding the dhaka issue declared chicago to be a trump-free zone, in other words, we're going to do our only thing. we are not going to ask the federal government for help anymore, we are going to do our only thing and let the chips
fall where they may. in the lightfoot administration will chicago be a trump-free zone? >> well, look, we've got to do everything we can to speak to and protect our immigrant communities, i spoke at length about that last night, but i also want to make sure that as the city of chicago gets its fair share of federal tax dollars. so we're going to stand strong and speak our values and we're going to keep pushing back against hate, but i'm also going to make sure that we are treated fairly by the federal government and that starts with making sure that we build good strong relationships with our congressional delegation and our two senator, and building bridges where we can. >> and i want to go back to the historical nature of this election. can you imagine being a kid growing up and seeing someone like you on stage, like you were last night, declaring victory in the mayor's race in chicago. what would it have meant to a 12 year old lori lightfoot?
>> well, it would have been a remarkable thing and i would have been -- it would have been something i had talked about with my parents and classmates and i hope our children are watching and i want to make sure that i am the leader that respects the fact that kids all over the city and hopefully all over the country really understand that they can do anything that they want to do that they set their minds to do as long as they've got good strong support from adults and love to support them. >> mayor-elect lori lightfoot, congratulations on your win. get some sleep while you can, it's a tough job. thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. we do have some breaking news right now because an american tourist has been abducted overseas. so we will bring you the breaking details that are just coming into our newsroom next. first a doctor's dire warning inspired one woman to motivate her neighborhood into shape. dr. sanjay gupta has her story in today's "turning points." >> so every morning i come out of my garage just before 5:00
and i write the workout on my fridge. i am literally the fittest and healthiest i've been in my entire life. >> four years before helen hit her peak condition she was at her worst. at 5 foot call and weigh 220 pounds a nearly doctor's appointment turned into a moment helen will never forget. >> he had shown me all of my blood work, my sugar levels were off the chart. he told me i was going to be chronically ill and that was enough. it was fear that set in. >> helen purged her house of processed foods and began cooking with fresh ingredients, within six months she dropped almost 60 pounds, but helen still wasn't satisfied. >> i would take pictures every sunday and i was like i kind of look like gumby, i should start working out. >> all that was missing was motivation. >> i put a post on my neighborhood facebook and said, hey, anybody want to work out with me at 4:00 a.m. we went from two to four to 10 to 12. >> today helen still hosts free workouts in her garage three times a week.
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airlines flight 302 that crashed they initially followed boeing's emergency procedures last month but still could not stop the max 8 jet from going down. this is according to a new report in george in the "wall street journal." also a senate committee is investigating whether faa inspectors were properly trained on the 737 max software. cnn's tom foreman is live in washington. these are both significant developments, tom. >> let's start with the first one. if, in fact, this "wall street journal" report is correct and the pilots did follow the procedure, that presents a whole new level of problem to boeing because boeing has argued along and as has the faa in a sense that if pilots had followed the proper procedure, that was considered adequate to deal with this problem, with this self-leveling system called m cass which some believe made the plane dive into the ground. that's the first problem here, if they followed procedure, then that procedure proved inadequate
or possibly proved inadequate based on the other material. these are preliminary findings. this can change as we move forward. secondly, it also gives more energy to all these investigations right now into not just how bowing handled this, how this plane was certified, how it got into the air, but also how the faa was involved. i want to have one quick quote from the chairman of the science -- the senate committee on commerce, science and transportation. according to information obtained from whistleblowers and a review of documents, the faa may have been notified about these deficiencies as early as august 2018. that means they would have known about this before the lion air crash in indonesia. this is all blockbuster news right now, john, and certain to keep this story rolling for at least weeks if not months. >> please stay on it for us. tom foreman, thank you very much. a group of teenagers teach a five-year-old boy with autism how to ride a skateboard on his
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into a birthday that one young boy will never forget. five-year-old carter burr nell who has high functioning autism and adhd was riding his scooter when a group of teenagers showed up. you can see it here, they taught him how to ride a mini skateboard, they encouraged him, picking him up when he fell, even sang him happy birthday. ♪ happy birthday, dear carter ♪ happy birthday to you >> all right. it's getting a little dusty in here. joining us now is carter's mother, kristen. thank you so much for being with us. i've seen that video several times and each time it gets me. just tell me what you were thinking, what was going through your head when you saw these teenagers play with your son, interact with your son, delight in your son at that skate park.
>> hi, good morning. thank you for having me. that day i never expected anything other than to give my son a fun day at the park. my expectations were not existence. i was really hoping that, you know, we could get him to interact with other kids and work on the social aspect. when we showed up there was nobody there and the next thing i knew there was a group of middle schoolers and carter had said, oh, no. you know, kind of got a little discouraged, i was he was intimidated. before i knew it they were interacting all on their own with him. they had no idea who they were. i had never seen them before in my life, and, you know, they didn't know anything was going on with carter. they didn't know the woman standing with me was his behavioral therapist.
it's not something that i go around and i tell everyone. i don't want anyone to look at him differently or treat him differently. he is just a wonderful absolutely amazing little boy and he is the love of my life and these kids what they did for him, i can't even put into words the joy that i felt to see the kindness that young kids at that age could show my son. >> that is so touching, kristen. i know you want to commend these adolescent kids and teenagers and their parents because, you know, clearly they were taught something right. >> that was my whole intention. i got lucky enough to capture these moments on video and usually i'm not good about recording anything, but, you know, carter had said, watch me and i was getting him going around and going down the ramps. when he came up to where the
kids were sitting i never expected them to start singing to him to make him feel so absolutely special. >> and, of course, we should note that you found the kids, the police helped you find these kids, they're getting a pizza party out of it. you told us what it means to you. what did this mean to carter? what did he say about this after? >> carter always asks to go and see gach at the skate park. he wants to see him, he wants to hug him, he wants to talk with him. i think that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and without that chance meeting at the park, i would have never known that he lived right in my community. >> thank you so much for being with us, kristen braconi. thank you for telling the story and showing us that there are great people out there who will do great things for no reason other than it's the right thing to do. >> say hi to carter for us. >> yes. we will. thank you. >> you're welcome. there is a big vote on
capitol hill on the mueller report. "newsroom" picks up right now. all right. good morning, everyone, i'm poppy harlow, jim and i are excited to be coming to you today from the cnn home in atlanta. good morning. >> we took the show on the road. nice to be here. a lot of history in atlanta for cnn. i'm jim sciutto. the deadline has passed, the mueller report still under wraps, cue the subpoenas now. the house judiciary committee is gathering to vote probably along strict party lines, imagine that, to excel the attorney general to hand over the report that he received from the special counsel. remember that's 300, 400 pages, along with the underlying evidence the special counsel found. the president who just days ago said he has absolutely nothing to hide, changing his tune. he now says that the democratic push for full disclosure is, quote, a disgrace. >> it's a 400 page report, right? we do give them 800 pages and it