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you know, after his round friday, saturday, big smile, high-fives with fans, seems like a changed guy and he is once again a champion. >> it's a story of redemption that everyone can cheer. thank you, andy scholes, good to see you. top of the hour on this monday, i'm ana cabrera in today for jim and poppy. thanks for being here. it's more than they have, but less than they want and it is ready to drop. the mueller roeport is set to b released to congress and everyone else any time now minus material the attorney general considers needs to be redacted. democrats weren't alone in voting last month to make the full special counsel report public. every house republican joined them. the white house calls the mueller probe case closed and just this morning the president repeated the false claim that he had been cleared of collusion and obstruction. laura jarrett joins us now from the justice department.
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laura, what do you expect and when do we expect it? >> reporter: well, washington is on pins and needles waiting for this report. color coded redacted report i should say any day now. as you mentioned, the president leaning in heavily on this narrative of the idea that he has been vindicated completely, while at the same time his attorney rudy giuliani telling our dana bash over the weekend that the legal team is reworking their rebuttal report to the mueller report, query what needs to be rebutted if the president has already been cleared. but we know that the mueller team according to that four-page summary from the attorney general bill barr has concluded that the trump campaign did not conspire with the russian government and so the real focus is going to be on the question of obstruction of justice. on that front we really are going to zone on two main questions, why did the special counsel p unt in finding that he could not exonerate the president because of evidence on both sides and what exactly did the attorney general bill barr mean when he said that there was
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much evidence which was already publicly reported, much conduct that was already in the public. so, in other words, what don't we already know about the president's conduct that was behind closed doors? but for now we wait. ana. >> laura jarrett, thank you very much. i want to discuss with former republican congressman ryan costello. ryan, let me ask you, what do you make of the fact that trump is still going after the mueller probe on one hand at the same time saying, case closed? >> it's a fair question. you're going to have to repeat that question because my five-year-old just walked right behind me. >> and i know we asked you to be ready faster than you were expecting because we had a quick change of plans. so let me repeat the question. you are a former republican congressman, here we have the president, you know, going after the mueller report on one hand, at the same time this white house is saying this is case closed and the president has been vindicated.
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>> there's going to be dueling, if not four or five or six different interpretations on the mueller report once it ultimately gets released. i think even when it gets released you're going to have the democrats suggesting that whatever is redacted needs to be released at that point in time. clearly what the one or two sentences that were disclosed in the four-page barr memorandum did indicate that there were difficult issues of fact and law and that it did not in his opinion give rise to an appropriate charging of the president, but, look, the president is going to say what the president is going to say and democrats, i think, will likely take issue with it. >> do you think the president has anything to be worried about? >> i'm sure that there's going to be some facts set forth in there that are not going to paint the president in a favorable light, i think, or actually i think it's more fair
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to say that some surrounding the president, some campaign operatives, whether they were on payroll or somehow loosely affiliated with the president probably will not be painted favorably, but it remains to be seen really what level of involvement -- i shouldn't even use that direct of a term -- that the president had. my gut tells me that the president's statements in public rallies is probably where he had said things about wikileaks that will be read into. >> let me bring in former fbi special agent osher rangapa into the conversation. ryan, please stay with us. my understanding is that barr hasn't consulted with the white house counsel's office, at least that's what rudy giuliani is saying, the white house hasn't weighed in on executive privilege. are you surprised by this? >> okay not surprised. i think that because -- remember that executive privilege covers
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conversations that the president has with his close advisers about policy decisions, things relating to national security, stuff like that and to protect the executive branch. in this case we know that don mcgahn was allowed to talk to mueller by trump's lawyers, in other words, trump actually waived his executive privilege to someone who arguably had some of the most extensive conversations with the president. i'm not really sure if what other context he would be able to assert that privilege, things that happened during the campaign, for example, wouldn't be covered by it. so i think that it might be a harder privilege to assert in the context of this investigation given that don mcgahn the former white house counsel was allowed to speak so freely. >> asha, i'm struck by a couple words in trump's pre buttel endorsement of the rl. he said great intelligence.
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when is the last time this president had a good word for the intel community? >> i don't know. he's called the intelligence community in shambles and he's compared them to nazis, so, you know, the president tends to, as you know, ana, when things are favorable to him he has a lot of great things to say, whether it's the intelligence community or "the new york times" and when things do not reflect him favorably he wants to discredit them. ultimately this report will speak for itself if people are able to actually read it and i think the question is going to be how much of this is going to be redacted and how much will the intelligence committees in particular be able to obtain with regard to the counterintelligence investigation which i like to emphasize is very different from the question of criminal charges which until now is what barr has been looking at in terms of the mueller report. >> ryan or i should say congressman, what's the biggest
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question you want the report to answer? >> i think -- i think that that reporting right there is directly on point in terms of where we are at the moment. i think that the real -- the question moving forward is going to be what do democrats do with the report? and so to answer your question directly, are democrats going to seek to supplant their determination on whether there was wrongdoing that gives rise to criminality or, dare i say, impeachment, or are they going to seek to illicit further facts but not pursue the impeachment path. barr has already made his determination which he has the right and frankly he should have made that determination, that's why it was presented to him, and so the question moving forward is will democrats look at the report and say this gives rise to criminality, it should be further prosecuted, or we should open up impeachment hearings. that's why i think that the president has been so offering
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pre butt als and actually has really put this out and shined a light on the investigation even more than one might expect. i think he's already daring democrats to go down that road. that's what i would expect to happen moving forward in the coming days. >> congressman ryan costello and asha, thank you both for being here. democratic congresswoman ilhan omar says she has received an increase in death threats since president trump tweeted a video of her giving a speech along with images of the 9/11 attacks. now house speaker nancy pelosi is taking no chances, she is asking authorities on capitol hill to make sure omar and her family are protected. just moments ago president trump weighed in yet again, joining us now is cnn congressional correspondent sunlen serfaty. >> the president is singling her out again in a tweet that just posted in the last few minutes. in part president trump tweeting that she in reference to ilhan
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omar is out of control except for her control of nancy, that in reference to speaker of the house nancy pelosi. ilhan omar over the weekend was very clear that she believes the president is singling out of her, the president's rhetoric and that video he posted really has put her life at risk. she says there has been a sharp increase in death threats against her since the president posted that video on friday night and those threats specifically mention the video of the president. now, the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, she says she has talked to the house sergeant-at-arms and she has ordered a security assessment to be done not only to protect the congresswoman here in washington but also her family as well and pelosi is calling on president trump to take down the video. she says in part in a statement, quote, the president's words weigh a ton and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. president trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video. ana, back to you. >> sunlen, thank you.
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coming up, the white house with a stinging attack on the democrats trying to look at president trump's tax returns, why sarah sanders says they are not smart enough to see them. plus pete buttigieg officially running for president now. could he be the democrat to take on trump in 2020? and a rare bird with dagger-like talons kills its owner. this is just how dangerous this cassoway is and what's going to happen to this bird now that has killed its owner.
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back in a new way as democrats continue to go after president trump's tax returns. press secretary sarah sanders says lawmakers wouldn't be able to comprehend the president's taxes if he turned them over. >> i don't think congress particularly not this group of congressmen and women are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that i would assume that president trump's taxes will be. my guess is most of them don't do their own taxes and i certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything. >> now, this comes as democrats set a new deadline for the irs to give up president trump's tax returns. that new deadline is now just eight days away. joining us now cnn's lauren fox. how are democrats on capitol hill now responding to sanders? >> well, over the weekend richard neal the chairman of the house ways and means committee set a letter basically doubling down on his request for six
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years of the president's personal and business tax returns. in that letter richard neal basically relied heavily on the case law that's come before him, also leaning into that statute that he believes gives him the power to get those documents, trump's tax information, from the irs. he also set that deadline april 23rd at 5:00 p.m. he was very clear if the irs does not respond he's basically. he wrote, quote, please know that if you fail to comply, your failure will be interpreted as a denial of my request. of course, this all comes as democrats across the several committees including the house oversight committee, the house financial services committee and the intelligence committee have requested information in the president's finances both from banks that he has used in the past, accounting firms that have put together financial disclosure forms. democrats are digging in here and they want to be able to follow the money into the president's finances. richard neal's request, of course, is separate from all of
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those. he basically says he wants more information into how the presidential audit program at the irs works, he says that's very important, crucial to the legislative authority of his committee, but obviously a very political fight and one we expect to go to and through the courts this morning. >> that deadline, again, eight days away. lauren fox, we will be watching. thanks. let's break it down with cnn contributor bianna golodryga. first how do you think the democrats are going to respond to this? we know there are ten accountants in congress, three democrats. will democrats be emboldened now by sanders' comments saying they are not smart enough? >> i would assume most likely. going after somebody's intellect is not the best route at trying to smooth a situation which republicans now the democrats have wanted to pursue for a long time going after the president's tax returns, but this is going to be another issue as lauren said that's going to wind up being mired in the courts.
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i doubt that we're going to be seeing them with then deadline comes next week. >> sarah sanders also said about democrats seeking trump's taxes if they can single out one, they can sing the out everybody. does this sort of slippery slope argument work with the american public? >> yeah, sort of speaking for the nation, right, we are not here to defend the president, we are here to defend the nation. look, this is something that mick mulvaney has said on this network repeatedly that the president was elected by the american public that is very aware of every past indiscretion that he has been accused of and they elected him without having seen his tax returns. that is something that's going to be a sticking point for this administration, they're going to repeat that line over and over again that the american public doesn't care and that this is a democratic party that's out on a witch-hunt to get them. the question is how much will the public care about the
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democrats focusing so much on this issue given that we know they have a whole array of other topics they want to investigate as well. >> so kind of seems like the idea then for the white house is delay, dla delay, delay see if this goes away, chairman adam schiff put it this way, when the law is on the your side, pound the law, when the facts are on your side pound the facts. if neither the facts or law are on your side pound the table and then there is whatever this is. what is this? >> this is where we are today. this is how we got a president for the first time in decades whose tax returns we had not seen, the american public, the voters had chosen to overlook that and that is something that republicans and probably rightly so are going to be honing in on, the fact that this is a democratic party that wants to focus on something that the majority of americans at least in republicans' opinions didn't care enough about. so going forward this is going to be a pressing issue, i would also argue for the treasury
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secretary, he also was caught in the middle of this last week when he was asked about this and whether or not we would be seeing the president's tax returns. we know that he has a close relationship with the president. the president will be focusing on his behavior as well not wanting to see his tweets coming his way. >> it's not just on the president's taxes. lauren fox laid out all the different house investigations into the president's finances and the trump organization's finances and how this, you know, really reaches a broad swath across many different aspects of their investigations. can the white house just continue to stone wall congress on document requests and subpoena requests, on everything from taxes to the russia probes to security clearances? obviously they think it is working for them. >> in this case i would say it's almost an embarrassment of riches because it's a treasure trove the democrats want to go after as you just showed that graphic republicans can say, look, they are more focused on attacking this president, look at a litany of issues they want
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to investigate him on as opposed to trying to work together in a partisan way on a number of issues that the american voters and the american public care most about. this especially going into the 2020 election i think is going to be a big talking point for republicans. >> bianna, thank you very much for being here. >> of course. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders has promised to release his tax returns by today. next, could the information in those returns affect his front runner status? it turns out, they want me to start next month. she can stay with you to finish her senior year. things will be tight but, we can make this work. ♪ now... grandpa, what about your dream car? this is my dream now. principal we can help you plan for that .
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it's april 15th, you know what that means, it's tax day. the deadline for millions of americans who still need to file their taxes. but it's also the deadline senator and presidential candidate bernie sanders gave himself to release his tax returns. will he do it? cnn correspondent ryan nobles is following the sanders campaign in pennsylvania. ryan, what's the word? >> reporter: yeah, ana, we expect that he is going to do it and we expect those tax returns to be released at some point today. this is something that's really dogged the sanders campaign since shortly after he made his announcement he was going to make another run for the presidency and said that he would release those taxes soon. well, soon has become now a little more than a month and a half and we shil haven't seen them yet. now, his campaign and sanders himself insists that these tax
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returns are going to be boring, that there isn't going to be anything out there that's going to necessarily hurt his campaign and that he is actually filed his taxes himself over the course of his career as a lawmaker and the different activities that he has been involved in and that's part of what the holdup has been. just collecting all that information over this ten-year span that he expects to release to the public. we do know this for sure, though, it is going to show that he is significantly increased his wealth since he became a candidate for president, largely in part because of the fact that he had a very successful book that he wrote. it is expected to show that he is now a millionaire. of course, he has long railed against millionaires and billionaires and the economic inequality that he views as a big problem in the united states. his advisers tell us what we're going to see in those tax returns is not at all going to move away from that message at all, it's not going to impact his policy positions in any way and, therefore, will not be hypocritical in any way, shape or form. of course, with he still into he
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had to see the documents before we can draw any conclusions about how it could impact his campaign. >> again, bernie sanders in pennsylvania today. he's been making his way across a number of rust belt or midwestern states. what's his message on this tour? >> reporter: yeah, ana, what's really interesting about these states bernie sanders has visited, they include wisconsin, indiana, michigan, ohio and now pennsylvania, these are all states that donald trump won in 2016 and they are also states that are really not that on the front end of the primary calendar, but yet what bernie sanders is attempting to do here is show that he can win in a general election. he's making a pitch to the voters in these states which he hopes the voters in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina hear is that he can win here where perhaps some other democratic candidates cannot. he even went as far this week as to say that he understands why voters in some parts of these states actually cast a ballot for donald trump and he made the argument that donald trump has
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not fulfilled his promises to those voters. we expect him to talk about that during an event in wilkes-barre, pennsylvania, here later this afternoon. of course, the symbolism is very important. wilkes-barre very close to scranton, pennsylvania, the boyhood home of joe biden who we expect to get into this race very soon. >> ryan nobles in pennsylvania with bernie sanders. thanks. joining us now to discuss more about this and the whole 2020 race cnn political director david chalian he is live in washington. we know bernie sanders is a millionaire, he has come under fire for not releasing his tax returns, he promises he is going to do it today. could this hurt him politically? >> as you heard ryan say the campaign doesn't think there is anything explosive in there. we will have to wait and see and look what is inside the tax returns. he, of course, because he had not been releasing his tax returns until today was sort of a flawed messenger on the
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democratic message of pressuring president trump to release his tax returns, ana. so he clearly by releasing ten years' worth of tax returns today can now sort of join the democratic ranks in applying that pressure to donald trump. not pressure by the way that i think the president has any intention of folding to. >> president trump's campaign announcing a $30 million first quarter fundraising haul. those are big numbers, especially when you consider that the top two democrats combined are essentially making that amount of money. we had bernie sanders raising $18.2 million, senator kamala harris raising $12 million. should democrats be worried? >> well, this he should to some degree. remember, doump did something very shrewd the day of his inauguration, he opened up his reelection campaign account on that very day. we hadn't seen any of his predecessors do that, it was another bit of the sort of norm busting that donald trump has brought to the presidency, but
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it has proven to have quite an impact for him in the sense that he has been able to raise and spend a ton of money over the last two years, that is a big first quarter number, $30 million, you add in the $46 million that the rnc raised also this quarter, you've got a combined effort there that just has tens of millions of dollars more in the bank to spend on this effort than anybody on the democratic side right now. money is not everything and donald trump did not spend more than hillary clinton last time around and still won the presidency, but this is a particular advantage the president may have. >> pete buttigieg he officially got into the race yesterday, the mayor of south bend, indiana. some some words that seemed to echo another young candidate. let's listen. >> i recognize the audacity of doing this as a midwestern millennial mayor. more than a little bold at age 37 to seek the highest office in
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the land. >> i recognize that there is a certain presumptionness in this, a certain audacity to this announcement. i know that i haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of washington, but i've been there long enough to know that the ways of washington must change. >> david, buttigieg is now running third in the all important states of new hampshire and iowa. do you think his rise is coming at the expense of any of his rivals? >> well, it is interesting to look at how he is putting himself as sort of the change agent, the generational change front and center. that was a message that beto o'rourke had expected to come into this race and sell as well and is trying to do so. i think with so much anticipation after what o'rourke was able to accomplish, though, coming up short against ted cruz in texas last year the with the fundraising and the grassroots energy that there were sky high expectations for his entrance into this race, but buttigieg
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seems to have stolen some of this moment's momentum. so perhaps he has joined that pack now of the real second tier there, below sanders and below biden, you say he is in third, but he's sort of there with five other candidates, but buttigieg has clearly put himself into that second tier in this race and that is no small feat. the challenge now is being able to grow from there. >> as the 2020 race continues to heat up we start to see a little bit more about where the democratic party is, where the divides perhaps are. nancy pelosi addressed this within her party and the division, saying very directly socialism, quote, is not the view of the democratic party. she also said this when asked about unifying her party. >> you have these wings, aoc and her group on one side. >> that's like five people. >> no, it's the progressive group, it's more than five. >> i'm a progressive. yeah. >> pelosi is famous for her firm
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grip of her caucus. what's your take away from her answer? >> a little dismissive there of that aoc wing of the party and also a refusal to cede any ground that nancy pelosi herself is not a progressive, she certainly s but she is also the very embodiment of the establishment and i think it's some of that generational change there that we're seeing the house democratic caucus as well but nancy pelosi, you are right, has been able to keep that caucus together for the moment and sort of fighting donald trump especially over the government shutdown which was a fight that nancy pelosi won largely because she kept her caucus together. i have a feeling those comments are going tomorrow could back around to her. >> david, thank you, sir. after 30 years in power sudan's ousted dictator could soon face serious charges. plus protesters will are demanding even more changes to their government. a live report from sudan's capital next. don't tell your mother.
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have we told you yet that today is tax day? as the old saying goes only two things are certain, death and taxes. but you can now add a third certainty to that list, blue states that did not vote for trump are going to pay more in taxes. cnn's john avalon has your reality check. >> monday is tax day, a date that strikes fear in the heart of most americans. george washington said no taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant. we set the bar, but we can expect the tax code to be fair. this year not so much.
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whether you see your taxes go up or down will depend on whether you live in a red state or blue state and that's by design. first a little history, december 22nd, 2017 was when the tax man was signed into law. a christmas gift to corporations and red state residents passed entirely along party lines. it cut taxes sharply for most americans raising the standard deduction but this return it eliminated personal exemptions, cut itemized deductions and slashed the amount of state and local taxes you could deduct to $10,000, limited the part interest deduction and that's where it became evident. according to data obtained by among states where refunds went up this year the top ten are all red states. among states where tax refunds went down, you guessed it, the top ten are all blue states. notice a pattern? let's dig a little deeper. alabama's sampling salt
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deduction was below the cap, the average deduction in new york nearly $2,000. mississippi $6400 california, nearly 19,000. bright blue states are paying more than red states. let's take a look at population density. where most americans live it costs more to buy a house. again, red states deduct while build you states are stuck. this has become known as the blue state triple whammie. trump's tax code has made it nor expensive to buy a home, own a home and harpeder to sell your home. andrew cuomo put it this way -- >> if your political goal is to help republican states and hurt democratic states, this is exactly the way they do it. >> but guess who does better and you trump's tax code? trump's own commercial real estate industry, the same industry which jared kushner's company bought a white elephant of a building at a record price
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before the market crashed, nearly defaulted on a billion dollar loan and is still worth around $300 million and paid little or no federal income taxes for seven years. the loopholes are wider and sheltering income easier than before. as for the rest of us only 17% of taxpayers say they expect to see a tax can ut this year. president nixon said never make taxation popular, but we can make it fair. with the politically weaponized tax code that punishes blue states president trump seems to have failed at both and that's your reality check. a giant rare bird killed its owner in florida. what happened, we will tell you. don't go anywhere.
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this morning a florida man is dead after a rare giant bird he was breeding killed him. police say the bird called a cassoway attacked 75-year-old marvin hajos after he accidentally fell on his property. they have been called the most dangerous bird in the world. joining us now for more on the bird is ron mcgill, communications director at the zoo in miami. ron, i know this man had a license to breed birds like this, but this bird killed him after what appears ton an accidental fall. just how dangerous is the bird and how do they attack? >> well, they're very dangerous in the sense that they have incredible power, this animal attacks with its feet. maybe people look at a bird and think it's the beak, it's not the beak at all, the feet. they are flightless birds, similar to ostrich.
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this bird will attack by kicking and it has a four inch extended claw what it can use to cut and make severe injury. >> i understand the cassowary is rare, a native bird to australia and new guinea. are they dangerous to humans in their natural happen at that time. >> generally speaking, no, the cossowary will do anything it can to avoid a conflict with a human being, however, they will protect their chicks. they will go after dogs or anything that comes to threaten their chicks. somethi having said that over the last 50 years or so there has been 200 or so attacks but no deaths. >> how concerned are you that this man was breeding this bid at his home. >> i don't want this guy to be looked at as somebody who kept it as a pet. that wasn't the case with this
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individual. i understand he was a breeder that provided these birds for zoos and other types of institutions that are maintaining these animals as kind of an insurance policy against an uncertain future in the wild. he was a 75-year-old man, he fell, i think it was a perfect storm where things came together and this horrible tragedy occurred and my sympathies go out to his family. >> what is your advice to other dangerous animal breeders out there? >> well, the bottom line is this, you can take an animal out of the wild, you cannot take the wild out of the animal. people look at a bird and think can can't fly, it doesn't have a big beak so it can't be a dangerous animal. you have to understand the power of these birds, this he run over 30 miles an hour and have a powerful kick. if that's all they had to defend themselves, so this is very important to understand, being around these animals, keep your kissness a, respect them and you shouldn't have any conflict with them. >> good information. >> and don't feed them. >> do not feed them whatever you do. keep your distance. ron mcgill, good to have you
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protesters in sudan remain defiant, refusing to end their demonstrations until a civil government is established. these protests come as cnn has learned sudan's ousted dictator and other government officials could be formally charged with corruption in the foming days. after 30 years of military rule,
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sudan has seen rapid change in the past week. >> reporter: absolutely. even just this, ana, he reporting live from sudan with my head uncovered, into he reporting from sudan full stop. the last time we were here we were here under cover under the threat of the death penalty if we were discovered reporting on the demonstrations. so things have moved so incredibly, incredibly fast, but for the protesters at the sit-in site it really is not fast enough. what they want is a civilian transition. this he want tree and fair elections and they want a timetable to ensure that they are not swapping one military ruler for another. indeed they have already deposed a second military leader since president beshear was forced to step down and the head of the military council which is just about hanging in there today was met with real disdain when he attempted to clear the sit-in
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site. they say they are prepared to stay as long as it takes. i was speaking to one of the young activists doing what they call the night shift, they are actually working in shifts, ana, to ensure that the site is never cleared. he said to me, you know, for the last 30 years we've been isolated from the rest of the world but we've been able to through online, through the internet we've been able to see how other people live and that's what we want. we just want what other people have, we want freedoms. it seems like they're willing to fight to get them. >> what an incredible moment in history. thank you for your continued reporting. new data just into the "cnn newsroom" now from the cdc, 90 new measles cases reported in just one week. this year has already seen the second highest number of measles cases in the united states in 25 years. it's only april. joining us now elizabeth co want, cnn senior am he had cal correspondent. what more can you tell us? >> these numbers are really pretty shocking, as you said, we're talking about this rise in
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measles. the latest numbers from the cdc just out this hour, 555 cases in 2019. that makes 2019 the second highest year in 25 years and it's a only april. we have many more months to go. so this year is no telling unfortunately where it's going to go. a jump ever 90 cases in just one week, that's the biggest one week jump that we have seen in 2019. and internationally the situation is even worse. 110,000 cases, actually, more than 110,000 cases worldwide, that is a staggering 300% increase over the same time period last year. ana. >> and why the spike right now and what are health officials doing about it? >> you know, the health official i've been talking to really point to the anti-vacser movement. in some countries like the philippines they can't afford to vaccinate everyone as much as they would like to, there's access issues, but that's not
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true in the united states, that's not true in europe. people don't want to vaccinate their children in the same way that they once did and that's because of lies being spread in social media and elsewhere about vaccines. vaccines do not cause autism as some people claim to. authorities are taking a carrot stick approach. they're telling people that don't want to vaccinate sit down with us, let us talk to you about why vaccines don't cause autism, how what you're learning online isn't true. we have vaccine credits, we've made it easy to take your child in. the stick is in some neighborhoods in new york they are telling people if you can't show us proof of vaccination we will fine you $1,000. >> elizabeth co want, thank you for that. this morning fordham university is mourning the death of a student who died after falling from the school's iconic clock tower. police say the senior fell about 30 feet sunday after climbing the tower with friends. the 22-year-old senior was just a few weeks away from
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graduation. fordham university is now investigating how the students gained access to the tower. officials say the door to it always locked and only authorized staff can access the tower. the parents of a murdered university of south carolina student say their new mission is to make ride sharing services like uber safer. samantha josephson died last month after she got into a stranger's car thinking it was her uber ride. since her death the south carolina house passed a bill that would require ride sharing vehicles to have signs that light up. josephson's parents say the outpouring of support has been encouraging. >> we've heard from strangers all over the country and so many people have told us it could have been our daughter, our son, ourselves and i think it's just become such a natural or new phenomenon using uber >> we grow up teaching our kids not to get into cars with strangers and what do we do, we
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get in cars with strangers. >> the josephsons say they also want every state in the u.s. to require drivers to have license plates in the front as well as the back of the car. thanks so much for being here with me today. i'm anna cabrera, "at this hour" with kate bolduan starts now. hello, i'm kate bolduan, thanks for joining me. the white house, washington and the world await and i don't think i'm exaggerating too much there. at at any time now attorney general bill barr will be releasing the long awaited special counsel's report on its russia investigation. now, we know that it will have redactions, how much and how many, that is still a question. while everyone waits to see what's inside, the nearly 400 pages, white house officials and the president's legal team are working on how they will respond. rudy giuliani telling cnn's dana bash that they are actually

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