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>> in jackson, mississippi. thank you. follow me on twitter and instagram and facebook at jake tapper. our coverage on cnn continues right now. thank you so much for watching. happening now, breaking news. killer's time line. dayton police release dramatic surveillance video to go with a minute by minute time line of the attack that left nine people dead. we see the killer get his gun and start the attack and moments later the police response. but did the killer act alone? showdown with china. protesters flood hong kong international airport. then fight with riot police. president trump gets involved tweeting china is massing troops in hong kong border. did he reveal secret u.s. intelligence? trump backs down. the president is putting off tariffs on popular chinese imports like smartphones, laptops and toys that will keep prices down for the holiday
shopping season, but will his trade war heat up after the holidays? and russia's nuclear secrets. a deadly explosion and suspected release of radiation may have blown the cover of some of -- of vladimir putin's top secrets. are the russians tried to hide a nuclear explosion. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. we're following multiple breaking stories including dramatic new details if the dayton mass shooting investigation. during a news conference that ended just a little while ago, police revealed new surveillance video of the gunman before and during the attack. they also released a detailed timeline of what happened. we're also following the very tense situation in hong kong where protesters fought with riot police after forcing the international airport to shut
down. president trump is calling for calm and claims china is moving troops to the border with hong kong that came shortly after the president blinked in his ongoing trade war with china. his administration put off tariffs on popular imported tech goods like smartphones and laptops and toys. the tariffs were set to start september 1st. they've been delayed now until mid-december. i'll get reaction to the day's news from congressman andre carson of the intelligence committee and our correspondents and analysts will have full coverage of the day's top stories. let's begin with cnn's gary tuchman. gary, you're in dayton, police tonight went into extraordinary detail about the shooter's movements that night. what you have learned? >> reporter: well that is right, wolf. the surveillance video is dramatic. it is sickening. it is upsetting. and it tells you quite a bit. what we know right now, this wasn't any spur of the moment killing. this was well-planned out. and what we see in the video is the time when this gunman fired the shots and it was 1:05 a.m.
last sunday morning and we see it all. 32 seconds later he's shot dead by brave policemen. there was a lot more that happened before that. we see about two hours worth of video and the police officers who were here today in dayton city hall told us more about that. >> he goes into there and there about 30 minutes. the shooter comes out of ned peppers and walks in front of the police cruiser. he's aware of where they were. >> traveling eastbound and you'll see he has the backpack and he's in long sleeves and the there he goes. and we know he's been firing and then paused for a second because just past this umbrella is the taco stand on fifth street where our first three fatalities occur, one of them his sister. who had heard the gunfire. and you'll see on the right-hand side the path approximately. so he's engaging right now.
that is the shooter who just went by. so you're going to see the shooter continue to run right here. and it is going to end right here. >> reporter: he was with his sister and the companion in the bar when me first got to the very busy street here, the entertainment district of dayton, ohio, 11:05 p.m. but when he carried out the killings he was not with them. police say they do not know and they may never know if he intentionally killed his sister and the companion. a very important thing we want to tell you, wolf, at this point, is that there is no indication whatsoever that he was with an accomplice. in all of the snippets of video when he's going to change his clothes, when he gets his rifle, and starts shooting, he is all by himself. there is no accomplice there. >> did police, gary, reveal anything more about a possible motive? >> reporter: i asked that question very specifically and they say not only do they not know the motive, they may never know a motive. however, they do know his mindset.
they say that they learned a lot from what they saw on his computer and writings and they say he was obsessed with violence and that he expressed a desire to carry out a mass killing so that is his mindset. they know that. but they may never know the exact motivation of why he did what he did where he did. >> gary tuchman in dayton. thanks for that update into we're also following a very tense situation in hong kong where riot police clashed with protesters after they shut down the international airport. cnn's ivan watson is joining us from hong kong right now. it is already wednesday morning. so what the latest and the situation now? >> reporter: wolf, this is so surreal. it is 5:00 a.m. here and passengers and airport workers are filing in. almost as if the incredible scenes that we saw five or six hours ago hadn't happened when there were thousands of demon -- demonstrators and eruptions of violence. the kind of violence that we've seen playing out in the streets of this city, increasingly for
two months now erupting here in this important international transit hub. overnight confrontations in hong kong turning violent. as thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the country's busy international airport peril izi -- peril izing it for a second day. as the growing tension played out on live television, police moved in carrying shields and wearing body armor to push the crowd back. at times it is hard to tell who sided with whom. we were there when protesters turned on a man they suspected of being a chinese agent. some tried to protect him and others kicked him. medics succeeded in taking it injured man away. he's since been identified as a reporter for the news outlet global times. other protesters blocked passengers from reaching planes.
>>. [ yelling ] >> reporter: forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and stranding thousands of passengers. >> we cannot avoid this. it is unavoidable because we fight for our final goal. that is our freedom. >> reporter: hong kong leader who is effectively appointed by the chinese government admits she's losing control. >> translator: hong kong society is not safe or stable. the rioters have pushed hong kong to the brink of no return. >> reporter: the protests here began peacefully two months ago as millions of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets to oppose a proposed extradition law with mainland china. but some hardliners who don't want this former british colony to be controlled by communist china have grown increasingly violent. clashing week after week with police. at times leading to showdowns
with teargas and night sticks. the protesters were spoiling for a fight. and now they've got one. tonight the central government in mainland china is sending ominous warnings. showing off security forces close to hong kong. what is not clear is if china will use that force to quash the dissent or if protesters who seem motivated for a fight for their freedom will back down. it is the worst political crisis this city has seen in decades. wolf, just yards from where i'm standing about six hours ago i saw this crowd of protesters kicking this chinese journalist who was on the ground beating him until he was taken away. and in the last couple of hours, this is again so surreal, airport workers have covered over the graffiti that the protesters left and cleaned up the leaflets that were here and it looks like this airport is starting to function again.
and as if none of this actually happened. the fact is, though, is that hong kong's reputation is being hurt badly and there is a collective feeling that the wheels are starting to come off a city that was known as an island of stability and efficiency and safety here in asia. >> it certainly -- i've been there. it is amazing. ivan watson on the scene. thank you very much. meanwhile president trump is talking and tweeting about the situation in hong kong. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jim acosta outside of the president's resort in new jersey for us. so what is the latest? tell us more, jim? >> reporter: wolf, president trump is weighing in on the unfolding situation in china. at one point tweeting that u.s. intelligence has information that the chinese are moving troops toward hong kong. the president has also temporarily backed down in his trade war with china delaying a new round of tariffs on chinese products coming into the u.s.
revealing what may be sensitive national security information, in a tweet president trump inserted himself into the growing crisis in hong kong. as the protests were becoming more violent, the president hinted china may be about to take action tweeting our intelligence has informed us the chinese government is moving troops to the border with hong kong. everyone should be calm and safe. democratic senator chris murphy criticized the president's tweet saying this is not foreign policy. the president hardly sounded phased by it all. >> we'll see what happens. but i'm sure it will work out. i hope it works out for everybody. including china, by the way. >> reporter: the president is backing off his trade war with china. delaying a new round of tariffs on chinese products until december. the president said his administration is doing that to spare shoppers during the holidays. even though he's repeatedly said the tariffs -- aren't hurting consumers. >> we're doing this for the
christmas season in case the tariffs have an impact. >> reporter: on the domestic front, the president continued to express confidence that gun control legislation could make its way through congress despite stout gop opposition. >> it is very simple. there is nobody who wants to protect the a -- [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: the president defended top immigration official ken cuccinelli who told public radio that the poem on the statue of liberty should be changed to punish legal immigrants who receive government assistance. >> give pe your tiered and poor who can stand on their own two feet. >> i don't think it is fair to have the american taxpayer pay for people to come into the united states. >> reporter: cuccinelli was echoing stephen miller who downplayed the importance of the poem two years ago. >> the poem that you're referring to is added later and not part of the original statue
of liberty. >> reporter: the president resumed his war of words with communications director anthony scaramucci. >> he wanted to come back into the administration the last five months. begging me to come back in. i said, anthony, i can't take you in. i'm sorry. he's a nervous neurotic wreck. >> reporter: scaramucci fired back saying president trump isn't a fan of anyone willing to tell him the truth. the emperor has no clothes. president trump then turned an official white house speech into what sounded like a campaign rally. >> in 2020 we're running so you better get out there and make sure we win. >> reporter: as he complained that just being president has cost him billions, a claim that came with zero supporting evidence. >> it is probably going to cost me, including upside down side lawyers, probably costing me from 3 to $5 billion for the privilege -- >> reporter: now the white house
is offering the appearance of taking the gun issue more seriously. a white house official said daughter and adviser ivanka trump is sounding out lawmakers on the phone up on capitol hill. it is unclear how much pull the first daughter has up on capitol hill. as democrats and republicans are miles apart on the gun issue, wolf. >> they are. jim acosta, thanks very much. joining us now, democratic representative andre carson of indiana, the member of the house intelligence committee. thank you so much for joining us. i want to get the aftermath of the shootings in el paso and dayton. in the aftermath you said this and let me read to you what you said. this president is in capable of bringing about solutions because he is part of the problem. but today president trump said he thinks mitch mcconnell and a lot of republicans in his words want to do background checks so how do you interpret those remarks? >> it is about background checks but it is beyond background checks. i think president trump is fanning the flames of xenophobia
and anti-immigrant sentiment, and mitch mcconnell is sitting on this. he needs to calln an emergency session to get this thing done. the house has already done the work. it is time for mitch mcconnell to not only stand up to the president, but to stand up and be a leader to get those two pieces of legislation that have already been passed by the house through the senate. >> why do you think he wouldn't even allow the two bills to come up for a vote? >> well, it seems to be -- and in one sense a lack of leadership. on the other hand i think he's playing to his base. he's on the ballot next year. he represents very conservative base. you have some good progressives and moderates in kentucky but for the most part i think it is a political calculation that hopefully will not yield results positively for him. >> your colleagues on the judicial committee are coming back early from recess to consider other gun control legislation. what specifically do you want
them to do? >> well, we're still looking at proposals and talking about proposals as a caucus right now. so we're getting insight from chairman nadler and we're also receiving input from folks like myself and chairman bennie thompson, homeland security and other people about what that looks like. but one thing is clear, the american people are fatigued. the recent shooting in ohio and el paso unfortunate shootings that were just two of over 250 mass shootings this year. and so we have a real problem with assault rifles. as a former police officer i can say i don't think that the average citizen should have access to those high-capacity magazines or assault rifles. >> we'll see what happens if anything. in the meantime, congressman, you serve on the intelligence committee. let me get your reaction from this tweet from the president. our intelligence has informed us that the chinese government is moving troops to the border with
hong kong. everyone should be calm and safe. at first of all, have you been briefed on the situation in hong kong? >> yeah, i think that the administration has a responsibility to urge the chinese government to uphold the rule, the one country two systems compromise that has been enacted. i think that the chief executive officer carrie lamb should listen to the protesters concerns about removing this extradition bill and also making sure that law enforcement and the military aren't excessive and they're allowing the protesters to protest peacefully but they have a responsibility in making sure they are not beating people up, especially members of the journalist community. >> we've seen chinese media release videos of their military assets near the border with hong kong. if china were to try to put down these protests by major force,
what would the appropriate american response be? >> well, i think it is important for america to weigh in. hong kong is an economic center, one of the largest arguely the largest some would say in the world next to new york. but it is also the center of cultural life. in that region, so the united states has a responsibility to weigh in on this matter before it worsens. it is already hurting the economy there, it is already causing a great deal of angst and anxiety and i think the people want it and deserve it and the protesters are tired and so is the military. >> on a different subject, congressman, you heard ken kuchin ikuc cuccinelli offer this update to the words on the statue of liberty and suggested give me your tired and your poor and then he added who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.
what is your reaction to that? >> i think right now -- i think what is happening, the raids that we just saw in mississippi and chairman thompson had a powerful statement on that. i think it is -- i think it is disappointing. to watch little girls cry, having watched her parents get taken away and deported. having children fear not being able to start school. all for the sake of political expediency and framing an issue to make sure a base turned out in 2020 so me is unamerican and deeply disappointing. >> congressman, thanks for joining us. >> what an honor. thank you, wolf into up next, president trump said china is moving troops to the border of hong kong. will there be a violent crackdown after weeks of protest. plus the deepening mystery caused by an explosion and suspected radiation release during what the u.s. suspects was the test of a nuclear-powered missile.
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that senate republicans are ready to make moves on a gun control bill passed by democrats in the house. our political experts are here to discuss. david chalian, the president said republicans support his plan for some sort of background checks. there doesn't seem to be any serious movement in the senate. the house passed such legislation. >> and it is not at all clear that the president is saying he wants that house bill to pass the senate. he keeps talking about quote/unquote meaningful background checks but if you are looking for movement from republicans, it is tough to find out. a., congress is not in. b., i don't think trump is speaking for most republicans here. i think he may be speaking for some republicans. we know he had a conversation with pat toomey of pennsylvania who co-authored the bill back in 2013 with joe manchin on dealing with background checks but i don't see some groundswell of republican senators. in fact, i think more that we've heard from have been barasso and others who said slow your roll. >> what are you hearing april?
i know you are doing reporting on this as well. >> basically, wolf, it is talk. it is a lot of talk. if they wanted to create some kind of action around this, it would happen. i think back to parkland how america was incensed and the students of that school pulled the world together to say, look, we're not going to take it any more and then the president had a town hall meeting remember that and the president was so gripped by emotion that he talked about pushing forward with something. and then the nra said, whoa, this president and republicans in the senate are controlled and even republicans in the house are controlled by the nra. if the president were to go to dayton, ohio, and to other places where the shootings are happening and meet with the people, like john legend did the other night. he met with one of the -- the children of one of the victims. 7 years old. he said he was crying and he gave that performance. these murders, this domestic terrorism is really gripping
this nation. and if the president really wanted to do something, or if republicans and the senate and house wanted to do something, they would do it. >> you were learning, jeffrey, that the president's senior adviser ivanka trump is talking with lawmakers about potential gun legislation. a white house official said the president's daughter, quote, has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle. do you believe she's qualified to broker these kind of sensitive issues? >> you know sh wolf, there is is a reason why most companies have rules against nepotism. because people who are hired on merit are usually better at their jobs than people who are hired because they're related to the boss. as far as i could tell, ivanka trump has led an accomplishment-free existence at the white house. and this mythology that followed ivanka trump and her husband from new york, that they're really the moderates, they're really not racist and they believe in gay rights, all of
this has proven to be untrue. and they have not -- jared kushner does have one success with the criminal justice reform bill which was certainly a real thing. but this is complete spin. and as far as i can tell, it means nothing and this gun control bill doesn't exist and if it existed it would be going nowhere. >> let me gettarlette to weigh in. how are the 2020 democratic presidential candidates dealing with to hope to keep gun control on the radar? >> the democratic candidates emerged from this weekend in iowa united in the fact that something needs to get done on guns, whether it is universal background checks or banning the assault bans but the tricky part is keeping this conversation going. especially as congress is out of session. you have joe biden write an op-ed, a calling for the ban on assault weapons and bernie sanders mentioned he could go to kentucky to try to get
constituents to urge mitch mcconnell to act on a number of issues. but with congress out of session and a quieter time on the campaign trail it is difficult for the candidates to keep this on the agenda. >> but it is not just -- it is not just the campaign trail -- that congress is out of session. as april said, every time there has been one of these shootings, whether it is las vegas or parkland or going back to sandy hook under president obama, there is a big call for action immediately and then things float away. there is no reason to believe that this is different from that unfortunately. >> i think you're absolutely right. everybody stick around. there is a lot more we're going to discuss right after this. at fidelity, we make sure you have a clear plan
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let's get back to our analysts and correspondents. jeffrey toobin, the acting director of the u.s. citizenship ken cuccinelli offered a new poem on the base of the statue of liberty. listen to this exchange with npr earlier today. >> would you also agree that the words etched on the statue of liberty, give me your tired and poor are also part of the american ethos. >> they certainly are. give me your tired and poor who can stand on their own two feet and not become a public charge. >> what is your response to those words he added? >> it is hard to define unamerican. but that statement was
unamerican. and i say this as people -- as the descendants of a hundred years ago, people who came to this country looking for opportunity and found it. that is why people have come here. they don't want to be public charges. but they come here and they work hard and a lot of them work in terrible jobs for low pay and sometimes they need food stamps to eat -- to feed their families. that is who -- that is who is going to be penalized. not the people who hire the illegal immigrants, who are -- they always get away under the trump administration. but the people working hard and trying to support families, they're the ones who are punished by this and it is just a disgrace that that is the prevailing ethos of our administration. >> is the administration, april, standing by ken cuccinelli's remarks? >> oh, this president is embracing the new talking points by ken cuccinelli. wolf, i talked to the head of
the congressional hispanic caucus joaquin castro who said at one point it is about illegals, now it is legals. this is about the browning of america. and they could pars words or say whatever they want. this is about stopping the browning of america. and if we look at this new talking point they're using, when you talk about the charge that they have on the nation, who is the poorest in america in what area is the poorest in america in it is appalachia. who is appalachia? white america. >> what do you think, david? >> i think there is no doubt that cuccinelli's version is totally perverse version of what is intended in what is on the statue of liberty and i think that there is little doubt this is not -- this is not new for this administration. putting the target on legal immigration, not just illegal immigration, on legal
immigration has been something that president trump made very clear early on was going to be a mission of his as well as trying to deal with illegal immigrants. >> what are you hearing,ar let seanz, on the campaign trail? >> we're waiting to hear further reaction. i believe there might be a statement released a short time ago but people on the campaign trail have been critical of the white house and president trump's approach to immigration so this will not sit well with the democratic candidates. >> let me get david chalian that are unfolding. tom steyer the billionaire has met one of the thresholds to participate in the next democratic presidential debate in houston. fellow candidate steve bullock is accusing the dnc, the democratic national committee of letting wealthy candidates buy their way on to the debate stage. does he make a fair point? >> well, i think voters will have to assess that. his argument, there is no doubt that the way the dnc set up these rules, especially for the third debate, you have to meet
two qualifying thresholds, you have to have 2% or more in four polls and you must have 130,000 donors across 20 states. and one way that tom steyer and others are trying to find those small dollar donors is by spending millions of dollars on facebook ads saying, just give me $1. and so now tom steyer has crossed the fundraising threshold and only one poll away from meeting the 2% threshold. now he's been buying television ads in people's living rooms for months. that is another way spending his money to try and make it across the line and get on the debate stage and he's likely to make it. >> jeffrey toobin, i want to get your thoughts on bernie sanders. he seems today to be scaling back his attack on the washington post which is owned by jeff bezos and who owns amazon. he's scaling that back but what do you make the criticism he's leveling at what he calls the corporate news media. >> his attack on the washington
post in particular is idiotic. the work they have done under jeff bezos, the golden age of "the washington post" that we are now in under jeff bezos has nothing to do with amazon. and they have done superb work and it is an insult to our friends and colleagues at "the washington post." i think it is indicative of the fact that the bernie sanders campaign isn't going so well. he's way down in the polls compared to where he was in 2016 and he is -- is engaging in the venerable tactic of shooting the messenger which is the news media. it is not the news fault he's gown on the polls and he is not competing one-on-one with hillary clinton but that is not the fault of "the washington post" or jeff bezos. >> people -- hold on. arlette, weigh in because you cover the political campaign and people at "the washington post" have said to me repeatedly, they have felt no pressure from jeff
bezos at all. they let "the washington post" do their job. >> that is right. and "the washington post" came out forcefully and said this is a conspiracy theory of bernie sanders. but it is not entirely new for bernie to be criticizing the media. you remember going back to 2016, they felt they received unfair coverage and one of his senior campaign advisers was calling that yesterday the bernie blackout and today saying it is the bernie write-off. so there is a sentiment among his campaign that they're not exactly getting the coverage that they believe is fair. but the coverage that they don't like. >> april, very quickly. >> you know, bernie sanders has to really worry about looking like donald trump going after the press. particularly in this moment in time. this is not like when he ran against hillary clinton. this is a moment where freedom of the press is being challenged and this president has showed his disdain against the press so bernie sanders may want to start pulling that back a bit. >> everybody stand by. there is more news we're following including a major shake up at the jail where the
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at the same time prosecutors are shifting focus to whether any of epstein's associates were involved in sex trafficking. let's bring in brynn ging ras. you're on the scene. what is the latest in new york. >> reporter: we've been told this investigation is far from over but now we have more proof. you could see here in the video they were about to show you that fbi agents swarmed his home on little saint james on a private island in the u.s. virgin islands and they are investigating just as you said, epstein's inner circle. who may have known and helped him commit years of alleged sexual abuse. of course this is in the wake of epstein apparent suicide while in federal custody here in manhattan. now as part of charges filed against epstein last month, prosecutors mentioned three employees as possible co-conspirators but didn't name one and a lawyer representing some accusers asked the judge to reverse a nonprosecutor agreement that protected four
co-conspirators made a deal a decade ago. this would allow them to possibly face criminal charges and the request has the support of ben sasse who said the deal should be ripped up. in a statement he said, this cooked deal cannot stand. shielding epstein's fellow rapist and exploiters. and this, as the investigation into what went wrong inside of manhattan's mcc where epstein held is picking up steam and sourc sources -- telling cnn that the two guards were both working overtime shifts and one of the guards wasn't even part of the regular detention work force. instead filling in as a guard. the two members are now on leave. pending an investigation. and the mcc warden was temporarily reassigned and replaced by an acting warden from another prison nearby in otisville, new york. >> brynn with the latest on that front. coming up, will a deadly explosion and possible release of radiation reveal some of vladimir putin's most valuable military secrets.
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off inaccessible, completely classified. there are at least ten of those cities and we're told they form the heart of vladimir putin's nuclear weapons program. tonight u.s. officials fear what vladimir putin has yet to acknowledge, that a deadly explosion late last week in russia was caused by a nuclear powered missile. today russian military officials called for the evacuation of the village of nianaxa, 30 miles west of the coastal port area where thursday's explosion ed. they said it was because of military drills but hoursd off even radio active parols have very likely gotten into the air. >> a lot of other countries would have probably already evacuated the surrounding areas but i think the kremlin is a bit in damage control at this point. >> damage control experts say because they believe the explosion may have tipped off the u.s. and others to information that putin may have
never wanted to become public. the five killed in the accident were from sarov. the russians have at least ten secret cities like it, experts say, and they're the rough equivalent of los alamos, new mexico, the first place of the first american nuclear bombs. >> the ten facilities are focused on the width and breadth of the nuclear arsenal. developing missiles or gravity bombs, some focused on the actual weapons themselves and processing the plutonium. >> analysts say these secret russian cities are even more closed off than those notoriously secretive american facilities like los alamos, or area 51. >> if you're a foreigner you can't get anywhere near these cities. sometimes they will grant access
if you give up your passport, your phone, your camera, but it's rare. even for russians, you have to go through a check point to get in. >> in of these cities are decrepit, declaying and have experienced deadly accidents with nuclear material and even anthrax, but they're important to vladimir putin, which includes developing a missile that just exploded, a cruise missile with a nuclear react for on board and which could have unlimited range. the deadly explosion is likely not on the scale of cherry noble, the 1986 nuclear plant explosion which killed dozens initially and contaminated thousands more. like this explosion they refused to acknowledge the accident until the west detected high levels of material -- >> dangerous and risky systems. >> despite this deadly accident
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