tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN April 5, 2017 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
much for joining us. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. have a wonderful weekend. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." erin burnett, "out front" starts right now. >> out front next -- breaking news, crossing trump's line. the president says bashar al sad went beyond the line. we'll hear from the victims tonight. top strategist steve bannon demoted. the information coming from the president himself. plus why is president trump defending bill o'reilly against charges of skpum harassment tonight? he is. we begin with breaking news, trump drawing his own red lines, the president saying the horrific chemical attack crossed many, many lines, going in his words "beyond a red line."
and in a major shift tonight trump call out bashar al assad. >> i will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. big impact. that was a horrible, horrible thing and i've been watching it and seeing it and it doesn't get any worse than that. my attitude toward syria and assad has changed very much. >> the other person he blamed was the former president, barack obama. >> the obama administration had a great opportunity to solve this crisis a long time ago when he set the red line in the sand. when he didn't dloos line after making the threat, i think that set us back a long ways, not only in syria but in many other parts of the world, because it was a blank threat.
>> now, despite saying that this attack went beyond a red line, trump did not say what action he would take. at an oval office meeting with king abdullah of jordan, when asked what he would do prump's only response was "you'll see." does he have a plan or does he not know? one thing we know tonight is that president trump. trump told me that the united states didn't need to be involved in syria. >> why can't we let isis and syria fight and let russia -- they're in syria already -- let them fight isis? >> we begin our coverage out front at the white house. sara, the president making it clear that his attitude towards syria causehas chajtsd. >> reporter: there's, erin.
we saw the president express his outrage over this chemical attack in syria. the question of whether the u.s. will actually do anything about this attack, that's still up in the air. president trump sailed into office on tough talk but faced with his first international crisis, it's unclear what action, if any, the u.s. will take in response. >> militarily, i don't like to say where i'm going and what i'm doing, but i'm certainly not going to be telling you. >> after meeting with king ab l abdullah of jordan, the president drew his own red line on syria. expressing horror about the chemical attack that left women and children dead. >> when you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was that crosses many, many lines. >> reporter: the primary focus
of trump's middle east policy, defeating isis while laying the blame for other foreign policy quandaries at the feet of former president obama. trump acknowledged that now he's the one in charge. >> it is now my responsibility. it was a great opportunity missed. >> reporter: today congressional leader on both sides of the aisle pointed to syria as trump's first true foreign policy test. already some say he's falling short. >> what he's done with syria is emblematic of what he always does. instead of policy, instead of action, there's just blame. blame doesn't solve the problem. >> reporter: marco rubio even said it emboemdened assad. >> if you read it's no longer the intention of the united states to remove you from power, i believe that's a sign to you
to act with impunity. >> reporter: he said only his view of assad was evolving. >> my attitude toward syria and assad has changed very much. >> now, this all comes amid a big change here at the white house as well. one of donald trump's top advisors steve bannon was a member of the national security council. you remember that raised eyebrows twh it was announced. he will no longer be a fixture as of today. some say it's a clear demotion for bannon. >> thanks. tonight we have chilling new details ability the strike in syria. what happened there was horrific and survivors now breaking down as they describe the exact moment of the attack. unable to breathe as they watched their loved ones and neighbors die.
>> reporter: it was the latest in a long series of horrors that is the wash in syria. early tuesday morning, the town of hanshehun was rocked by explosions. suddenly, there was pandemonium. hundreds including many children struggling for breath, foaming at the mouth. what exactly happened tuesday morning isn't clear. the result, however, is. for the lucky who survived like 55-year-old isa talawi in the hospital memories return. asaw yellow and blue. this man still has trouble breathing or reconciling tuesday's events.
i don't know what happened to my children, he says. turkish teams in full chemical vuts deployed in no-man's land to wash down those coming to turkey for treatment. while a turkish mobile lab for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons detection had to cross the border. her grandson is back on his feet in the hospital but the trauma has seared his soul. "i saw the explosion in front of my grandfather's house," he recalls. "i saw my grandfather sitting like this, suffocated. then up became dizzy." how many of his relatives were killed?" 19," he responds.
the syrian civil war is now go is seventh year. 400,000 have died and this is not the first chemical attack and it probably won't be the last. diplomats talk and talk and talk and more people are dying. erin? >> thank you. i want to go to rear admiral john kerby, welcome. admiral it's wonderful to have you back on the program in this capacity. bill richardson, an ambassador of the u.s. and francona from the u.s. attache in syria. i don't think anybody could avoid tearing up seeing that boy at the end. he is among the lucky, if you can say that, living. when president trump says this
crossed a lot of lines, beyond a red line, what does that mean? >> it's hard to know whether he was just spouting rhetoric or whether he is telegraphing something. i took away from that that he's drawing a line now about what he's going to do in the future. what i hope it means, erin, is that this administration will get serious about the civil war in syria. hitherto, they really haven't. i hope he was listening to king abdullah standing next to him when the king says there has to be a political solution and we have to work as an international community towards that solution. i hope the president's team will continue to explore all options, diplomat and military as well. >> so is crossing red lines a declaration of war. >> i'm not sure it's a declaration of war but i think it's going to force a real decision inside the donald trump administration as to what the policy in syria is.
we don't really know. when he came into office he made it very clear that his focus was on defeating isis and the removal of bashar al assad was not a priority. i think his view of bashar al assad is changing. we may see going back to the old policy of defeating isis at the same time. >> i want to get to that in a moment. when president trump drew a red line of chemical attacks in syria, he called it dumb. he tweeted. the only reason he wants to attack syria is over his red line statement. do not attack syria. fix usa. now he's drawing multiple lines that he says are beyond a red line. >> well, i cannot keep track with all these policy changes. i don't know of the president shooting from the hip.
i don't know if he's watching television for getting his information. he should get some intelligence briefings in his national security people. i am somewhat encouraged that maybe it is a policy change, that he is going to challenge russia, that he is going to say to russia, assad has to go, he's perpetrated this horrendous crime and our policy on isis and on syria has to change. that's the positive side along with the removal of steve bannon, because you don't have -- you don't need a political strategist in the national security council. maybe he's learning a bit. maybe policy is changing because of what happened with this hoerndous, horrendous crime against humanity. on the diplomat side, i great that we need a diplomatic solution, we need a military solution. we need to rebuild the coalition against isis, but most
importantly, we need to find a way to get russia and the united states together on an effort to make a transition against assad. move him out. >> of course, obviously, diplomatic solution involves who's going to replace him and we have not good answers to that. days ago, this administration as you pointed out, set his fate up to the syrian people, which is a pretty ridiculous thing to say after a civil war. today he said he's changed his mind. i want to play again what he said on the campaign trail. he was going to led assad stay and let russia take the lead in syria. >> russia's on the side of assad and russia wants to get rid of isis if not as much as we do, if not more. why can't we let isis and syria fight? >> i know it's hard to understand what his new policy is going to be. but if he's changed his mind on
bashar al assad, is president trump about to take on russia? >> that's a good question. this comes at a bad time. we've just started cooperating with the russians. if you look at what's happening in the northern part of syria, you see cooperation between the syrian democratic forces, u.s.-backed and the regime, russian-backed. that would not have happened without some cooperation between the united states and russia. this was a positive development. we finally get the russians concerned about isis. russia has said they're fighting isis but they're not doing. all they're doing is propping up the assad regime. what are we going to do now? are we going to punish the syrians? and if we do that we run right up against the russians. >> i will say this, though. aren't they fighting isis enough that isis is targeting raerk, as we just saw in that st. petersburg attack? they've put out propaganda to
fight russia more than the united states. >> i think they're fighting them to a very limited extent. i think they overdo the anti-terrorism component of what they're doing in syria. what they've done is prop up assad and allow assad to propagate voinsz against his own people. i think to the degree there's going to be any cooperation -- we tried this. secretary kerry worked hard to come up with some kind of anti-isis scheme in syria and we couldn't get there because russia's real interest in syria is propping up assad to keep a presence in the middle east. while they may not be in love with assad they don't want to see the regime change in a violent way. >> i don't know if you heard marco rubio a moment ago but he said the administration's comments about allowing the people of syria to determine the fate of bashar yam assad instead of saying bashar al assad must
go. do you think that that statement was part of why this chemical attack happened? >> well, i would say the second, that he feels, you know, when president trump doesn't say anything about human rights with egypt, with bahrain, diminishing of human rights as a foreign policy objective, he probably thinks, well, i can get away with this. the problem here is another one. our national security steam needs to speak with one voice. you've got the u.n. ambassador, the secretary of state, you've got the president all moving in different directions. the president needs to lead and be clear. and that is not pg ha, but i have to say, it is encouraging what he said about assad. i hope it translates into concrete policy. let's be clear about what we're going to do, not just stopping the carnage but bringing some
kind of a solution to the syrian issue. yes, you're right. assad needs to be replaced. what's the alternative? this has to be an international exclusion. it can't just be the united states. it has to do include russia, coalition partners, king abdullah, the arabs, an effort that so far has not taken place. >> i appreciate all of you taking the time on this very important night. thank you. nerves, what is behind the president's decision to demote steve bannon's position today. with bill o'reilly losing more advertisers, trump came publicly to his defense today in an interview. why? and all eyes on the other big white house meeting today. the first lady and the queen. jeanne moos has our story. it's the phillips' lady!
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. tonight president trump saying. obama's national security advisory may have committed a crime by requesting the names swept up in surveillance. in an interview with the new york times president trump was asked if he thought susan rice was committed a crime. his response and i quote him "do i think? question yes, i think." manu raj u is out front. >> reporter: prurp leveling a stunning new accusation that former president obama's national security nave broken the law, this after susan rice has had aelgtszs, which is not illegal. when asked if he thought rice
broke the law, he told the new york times "do i think, yes, i think." it is one of the big stories of our time, he added. rice defended herself yesterday. >> the allegation is that somehow obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes. that's absolutely false. >> its unclear which law the president thinks rice broke and he offered no new evidence. a rice spokesperson says she's not going to dignify the president's ludicrous kwharge a comment. on capitol hill the house intelligence committee plans to invite rice to testify as part of its widening probe. >> the president just saying that she may have broken the law? well, hopefully, he has some evidence and facts to back that up. >> reporter: democrats say rice did nothing wrong and they accused the gop of slandering rice to distract from rev layings of trump campaign
contacts with russians accused of medaling in the election. >> deflection, deception and distraction. this is part of a grander strategy of distraction. don't look over here where we're trying to protect the clugs of trump operatives. >> reporter: today more squablg as democrats accuse devin nunes of preventing a public hearing from going forward, namely to hear testimony from sally yates, a top obama official. michael flynn may have been vulnerable to blackmail by the russians. a republican source tells cnn that republicans are working on an agreement to get testimony but declined to say if it would be in a public session. other republicans refused to comment. >> they're saying you're resisting signing, having her testify publicly. >> we're not going to talk about anything to do with this
investigation. >> reporter: why not? >> because the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: now, erin, tonight, another wrinkle in the investigation, democrats say the white house is resisting providing the full house intelligence committee with information at the hard of that susan rice controversy information that devin nunes said shows some incidental collection of trump campaign. the democrats say that adam schiff, the top democrat on the committee says president trump assured him privately that he would let the full committee look at that information but the white house is responding to that concern that the full committee will not see it saying they're giving that information to the so-called gang of eight. those are the top leaders of the committee, not addressing the concern from adam schiff that the full complete needs to see that information. sounds like perhaps they may not, erin. >> all right. manu, thank you. i want to go to david axlerod,
the former advisor to president obama. thank you for being with me. you heard the new york times asked whether what rice did was criminal. he said yes. she's responding his comments about her was ludicrous. you know her. worked closely with her in the white house. do you believe herself? >> yeah, i believe her. more importantly i've heard national security experts, republicans and democrats all of whom to a person have stood up and said there's nothing unusual about what they've heard described. but, look, this was -- what the president did today was appalling but at this point probably not suppliesing. to assign someone that way, to accuse someone of a crime without any evidence is beneath the dignity of that office. the office in which he was sitting. even if it's not beneath the dignity of the man who currently
holds it. the thing i found also appalling was that he has a -- he just finished one by-line. he has another one tomorrow with china. we have this grave and growing threat of attack from north korea. this is probably the most important meeting the president has had since he became president of the united states. and instead of prepping for that meeting and strategyizing for that meeting he's calling reporters in to level gratuitous, outrageous charges, erin. and in that auchsz was the vice president and five top aides of the president. don't they have other things to do? >> so on this issue, there is the issue of j. ok. why did she decide to request the name of these individuals be unmasked in the first place? others have taken issue with this. putting aside the president's decision to get 1r06d in this and do that instead of preparing today. here's what senator rand paul had to say about her motive.
>> i believe susan rice abused the system and did it for political purposes. >> do you think, david, that she could have done this, that is, request the unmasking of these names because it was related to trump? >> you know, i don't think that, but i also think this. the president provided for mr. nunes or his aides provided him some information. the president assured apparently assured congressman schiff that the whole committee would see it. if he has evidence of wrongdoing -- >> where is it? >> -- release it. that was true when he accusedthe president of bugging him as well. he levels these charges and never backs them up. he can solve this very quickly by releasing the information. >> he absolutely could. we have made it very clear -- i want to make it clear to anyone who doesn't know this watching. unmasking a anaheim, when it crumbs across your desk, that if she wants to know the name of
the name is not the same as leaking it, right? having her know it is not leaking to the press. the washington speed toerl board took issue with that a little bit today. i wanted to read it to you. they write she is responsible for unmasking a silt zen which made that name more widely disseminated. michael flynn lost his job as 34r6r789 trump's national security advisor because of leaks. do they have a point? the unmasking made it more precarious and more likely for a leak. >> i'm confused. michael flynn said he lost his job north because of leaks but because he didn't tell the truth. look, my reaction is the same that it's been. i have no problem with people taking a close look at how this particular information was handled. they should do that and they
should continue with the other investigation as well. what we shouldn't do -- i was asked yesterday about a congressman -- a democratic congressman who's a friend of mine who said he thought people would go to jail. >> yeah joaquin -- >> i said no. i don't think that's right in the middle of a conversation to say something like that. i feel the same way here. if the president has something to say or evidence to present, present it to the american people but don't throw out charges like this and slime people as you sit in the oval office and then not back it up. >> so today steve bannon was removed from the national security council's principles committee. i know you had real questions about the fact he was there in the first place. he put out a statement of why. here's what we says. susan right operationalized the national security council during the last administration.
i was put on the council to make sure it's deoperationalized. he -- i don't really understand what deoperationalization means. it's a classless statement. >> especially when -- i guess it suggests that somehow she had somehow gamd the system in a political way, so you take your number one political advisor and put him on the national security council? that doesn't make any sense at all. i think the truer story is they're meeting with china tomorrow. mr. bannon has been outspoken in his denunciations of china. he's the leading anti-china voice in the white house. hi think it made the chinese uneasy that he was on the inner council of squurt. i think the national security advisory advised the president that things would go better if mr. bannon returns to a more appropriate roam. >> having served in a similar role to steve bannon, you know
more about this than anyone. some are spinning this as hishis being demoted. losing power. do you view it that way? >> their relationship may be as strong as ever but certainly the optics of it were that he was demoted, that some power was taken away from him, that they reversed a decision. so we don't know what passes between them. so i'm reluctant to say. >> all right. well, i appreciate your time. thank you as always. >> good to be with you. >> next donald trump defending bill o'reilly against sexual harassment accusations. yes, not preparing for the china meeting. why does trump always side with the sexual accused?
women. >> reporter: as fox news heavyweight bill o'reilly fights, donald trump is in his corner. he says he's a good person. i think he shouldn't have settled. i don't think bill did anything wrong. five women who accused o'reilly received pay oths. the cable show host denies the allegations, even still more than 30 big name brands are pulling their ad dollars from his top program. the president's comment about the fox anchor may seem like day gentlemanview view as he also -- day zibanejad view. back then, he characterized ails as a good person and questioned the motives of his accusers. >> i can tell you that some of the women who are complaining i know how much they helped him.
when they write books and say wonderful things about him and now all of a sudden they're saying these horrible things about him. mike tyson -- >> trump was criticized for blaming the victim decades ago after mike tyson was accused of raping an 18-year-old beauty contestant. >> mike tyson was railroaded in this case. you have a young woman dancing for a beauty contest, dancing with a big smile on her face, looked as happy as can be. >> the comments come days after the announcement of sexuality assault month. many went public with the allegations last year. that after this notorious leak of trump on a bus. >> when you're a star you can do any. you can do whatever you want. grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> trump later released this video on his facebook page
saying he's a changed man. >> anyone who knows he knows he's words don't reflect who i am. i said it. i was wrong, and i apologize. >> and again bill o'reilly has denied any wrongdoing. as of now, the network is standing by him but as the big advertisers continue to sever ties one woman is calling for him to be fired and even still fox news are saying is too big, they're too influential just to let this go. >> thank you. david urban and democratic strategist maria cardona. david, you heard what trump said, right? i think he's a good person. i think he shouldn't have settled, personally i think he shouldn't have settled. i don't think bill did anything wrong. should he be defending bill o'reilly right now? >> until a place that i part with the president. i don't particularly think that
bill o'reilly's a good person. i think the things he's been accused of are terrible. i think the president made an off hand comment in an otherwise busy day. he had king abdullah in. preparing for meetings with china. lot of things on his plate. denouncing actions in syria. i take this as an off hand comment in an otherwise very packed day. >> maria? >> i don't think this should surprise any of us, erin, as morally reprehensible of his defense of o'reilly is, this is one rich, powerful deviant sexual predator defending another -- >> oh, maria. >> -- another deviant sexual predator. >> oh, come on. >> did you listen to the ak says hollywood tape? this is the reason why zwroosh
maria -- >> manage on. i did not interrupt you. what he said was not just morally reprehensible, it was preliminarily stupid. he could have said i have a lot of things on my plate right now, focus on what's going on, i'm not going to comment. he couldn't help himself because i really do believe he thinks that whether o'reilly did those things or not, even if he did therges there's nothing wrong with it. this is twhoo he is. the access hollywood isn't the only thing he was accused of. 16 women have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. unfortunately, this is what he believes in a world where powerful men are able to object sfie women and do whatever they want with them. >> david -- >> it's -- >> and this is if man in the oval office. >> not surprising i disagree with maria. i don't condone any of the
actions that o'reilly did anything. i disagree -- i think new york times has bsh things to print off comments when there are serious things, exist teb shall threats to the united states on the crane pekorean peninsula. lots of things worthy of their time. >> and they've covered all that as well. but unfortunately -- >> for this to be -- >> an issue. >> it shouldn't be an issue. it's an off hand comment. again we should be focussing on the problems of america and the world. >> let me ask you. maria said this isn't the only thing he said. it's true. in addition to the women who accused him there were many of the things he said. here are a few of them. access hollywood went at the hop. >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do whatever you want. >> anything. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. do anything. >> do women come up to you and offer themselves to you?
>> yes. >> say, i want you -- >> what is the most outrageous offer you ever got. >> some incredible beautiful wrim they'll walk up hand flip their top. >> whoo! >> and they'll flip their panties. >> let me ask you. she got down on her knees -- >> excuse me. you dropped to your knees? >> yes. >> must be a pretty picture you dropped to your knees. >> david, i guess one of the points you can make after watching this is given his own comments and actions. does trump have to defend bill o'reillile? he said these things and you defended him, right? >> and the president's apologized as you saw earlier. he said he was a changed man. >> that was the access hollywood tape. >> the campaign, his marriage, i do take him at his w0rd and believe him unlike maria who
doesn't. >> i'm sorry. who lies every time he opens his mouth. >> i'm not here to defend bill o'reilly. i think what he did is is okszable and he'll soon be parting fox news. >> put the whole comments about what hi said aside and how reprehensible they are, because i think a lot of people do believe they're reprehensible. this is dangerous, because if he truly believes as he has said many times in the past and he's acted like many times in the past that women are objects to be done with as whatever he pleases or whatever powerful men want to do with them, what does that say about what he will do in the oval office to defend the mistreatment of women in the work place, through laws, through regulations, through his own actions and through whatever he does -- >> maria, who was --
>> this is the president of the united states. >> who's the first president to have a female campaign manager, maria? >> iechls, what? >> i set who's the first president to have a female campaign manager? >> and you know what? that's great. but that is not enough. that does not excuse his behavior. it does not excuse his reprehensible comments. it does not excuse the way he's lived his life, objectifying women, thinking they are less than human beings when it comes to human dignity. >> maria -- >> and i think -- has to do with attractive women. i'd a shame that this is the man that's in the oval office. >> we'll begin with you on maria, because you began. next dr. son jay gupta. our special investigation. jeanne moos on the first lady and the queen. when you have allergies,
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president trump's supreme court nominee. republicans vowing to change senate resumes and go nuclear to ensure the passage of neal gorsuch. his stance on physician assisted suicide is a big issue. dr. sanjay gupta is out front. >> you make the statement that there is no justification for having anything to do with the end of someone's life, encouraging the end of life. >> i've been there with my dad. ok. and others. and at some point you want to be left alone. enough with the poking and the prodding. i want to go home and die in my own bed in the arms of my family. >> reporter: it's not an easy issue for anyone. would you ever consider ending your life with a doctor's assistance? five states and d.c. have legalized it but supreme court nominee neal gorsuch is against
it according to his 2006 book, the future of assisted suicide and euthanasia. he makes the case that "all human beings are intrinsically valuable and the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong." >> i open up the day and start my medicines. >> matt fairchild couldn't disagree more. he's not just thinking about this issue. he's lichlg it. in matt's case, metastatic melanoma spread everywhere, including his brain. >> once it's in there, it's a fire proof safe. mainly, because like you said, there's at least three kinds of narcotic medication. >> reporter: make no mistake. matt has not given up. in addition to all these medications, he's endured 38 rounds of the drug that president jimmy carter credits for giving him remission from melanoma. >> when i went this week they didn't find any cancer at all. >> reporter: for matt, like
everything else he's taken, it didn't work. >> i'm open to miracles and special things and great stuff. doesn't mean that you expect for anything like that. >> reporter: now he wants the ability to end his life peacefully with dignity on his own terms. >> right now it's mainly making matt as comfortable as possible. >> reporter: when matt and his wife ginger first met, they had not thought about the idea of aid in dying. the former army soldier has been forced to learn more than he ever imagined. do you feel like why me? >> never once. >> never ever did, never. >> because there's no -- there's a 40-year-old has cancer somewhere and they didn't do anything to anybody. >> reporter: brittany menard brought the right to die issue into the fore front.
>> i don't have to die the convey it would take me on its own. >> reporter: before her death the country was almost evenlysplit. just a few years later now, 68% in favor. 28% against. brittany's husband dan diaz was by her side from the moment they first met until brittany took their last breath. >> how you doing? >> i'm doing ok. i have days that are kind of somber. i miss her a lot but i think an her all the time. >> reporter: dan remembers the day she found out the most aggressive brain cancer there is. >> you want to have compassion. you want to make sure that you can not have people suffer but also striking that balance with hope. we talked about, ok, what if that miracle cure is just around the corner? what does that mean? and how do we get her to that point?
>> there is also the reality that, well, we have to live in that day. >> reporter: after a seizure on november 1st, 2014, brittany decided it would be her last day. >> within five minutes of taking that medication, brittany fell asleep just like i've seen her do a thousand times before. >> reporter: opponents still cry foul. worried that laws like this will ultimately prey on the disabled, the poor, the uninsured, people who are more likely choose death more than pay to fight. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: matt is suffering every day from his cancer and also struggling with the decision. a decision that hits close to home for judge gorsuch. >> supposing you cannot handle the pain? and you know that it's irreconcilable? >> senator, the position i took in the book on that was anything
necessary to alleviate pain would be appropriate and acceptable, even if it caused death. not intentionally but knowingly. ok. i'd rely on intent and knowingly. i've been there. i have >> that's an incredibly powerful piece, all of the people you talked to, you think about the loss that someone goes, they leave in someone else's life. how many people say they're going to do this that start the process actually go through it? >> it's a great question, because i think the numbers are going to be smaller. oregon has had the law for about 20 years now. 150 people can obtain the medications, you can obtain the medications in your own home. but only about 1,100 people actually carried through it.
that's over 20 years. this isn't something is that is by any means rampant, it's a difficult decision, and the numbers, at least in oregon and these other states are newer and is very small. >> more than two-thirds do not change their minds? >> two-thirds, but they have gone through an extensive process getting to that point, talking to the doctors and getting the medication. and "out front," the president made news today, but jeanne mos has a special report on melania and ivania.
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thanks for watching, anderson's next. good evening, thank you for joining us. tonight according to the president of the united states, the top national security official for the previous administration may have committed a crime. he made that allegation during an interview with the "new york times." mary hagerman was the one that spoke to him by phone. >> reporter: hi, anderson, thanks for having me to talk about this. the president began by talking about susan rice in an interview that we had previously scheduled with him to talk about his infrastructure plan which is