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we pick up our coverage right now. i'm brooke baldwin, coming to you live from our nation's capital on this friday afternoon. you are watching cnn special live coverage of this congressional standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown in four years. we've still got that countdown ticker. fewer than 10 hours remaining. this just in. the president makes a move across the aisle. he is meeting with the leader of the senate democrats, chuck schumer. here is the senate, arriving at the white house, just about an hour ago. and, according to a source, we learned that this is just about the president seeing what leader schumer is willing to put on the table and that no deals will be cut. that's the latest we have on this. if the government does run out of money at midnight tonight, it will fall on the one-year anniversary of president trump's
inauguration. so, what's the chance of that? good question. we'll give you the shruggy emoji. nobody knows what's going to happen next. right now the blame game is at full pitch. with republicans and senate democrats, you did see the house pass cr, continuing resolution, short-term bill that would keep all of this from happening. and right now with the cr, it's with the senate side where democrats are opposing it, demanding that the issue of young, undocumented immigrants known as d.r.e.a.m.ers being addressed and their leer, chuck schumer, is facing the music. >> what we're calling the schumer shutdown. it still surprises me -- and i've been through some of these before -- that the democrats in the senate are opposing a bill that they don't oppose. they're for clean crs. they're for the extension to the c.h.i.p. program. many of them support the delay notice taxes, medical device
tax, cadillac tax especially. they don't oppose anything in the bill but they are opposing the bill. >> how can it be the schumer shutdown when the republicans control the white house, the house and the senate? >> come on, you know the answer to that as much as anybody. oh, we control the house, the senate, the white house. why can't you get this done? you know as well as anybody it takes 60 votes in the senate to pass repairation. you know that. >> current state of play. what's the focus right now? >> really, all eyes on capitol hill right now on what's going on at the white house. that one-on-one meeting with president trump and chuck schumer, of course, behind closed doors but certainly many lawmakers are going to take a big cue, based on what comes out of that meeting. when chuck schumer gets back here on capitol hill, what was the tone? what was the directive? what are the marching orders going forward? i spoke with house minority
leader nancy pelosi moments ago and asked her what she thought that meeting that is going on right now in the middle of all this chaos, frankly. and she said she thinks that it's a good sign. she said she's optimistic that the fact that the overture was made from the white house to invite him over, hopefully, she says, will be constructive. and she says she hopes that chuck schumer leaves that meeting with a more clear understanding of what exactly president trump would sign, a big criticism that many lawmakers have up here and have had throughout this whole process. certainly they do need a lot of clarity. they are definitely in a stalemate. no surprise to anyone. i spoke with the republican senator an hour ago. he said the chances, he believes, of a shutdown is 50/50 at this point. we know that they are, of course, still planning on moving towards having that procedural vote later today but that vote, again, has no surprise in it. that will fail. as of now i think your prescription, the shruggy emoji
is a perfect way. >> sunlechlt n serfaty, thank you so much. let's talk to someone who has a vote to wield in all of this. senator mike rounds of south dakota. senator rounds, certainly not a dull day here in washington. how are you, sir? >> very good. very good. looking forward to getting this resolved. >> good. good. we like to hear that. let me ask you, first of all, about the goings on at the white house right now, the fact that chuck schumer is there, meeting with the president. you have these two new yorkers. we know they have history. do you think they may strike a deal? >> no. i think what they're going to try to do is find out what each of them is expecting. get a background. get information. the deal, other than simply having the president clear the air with senator schumer is to make sure that the senator understands that the real deal making has got to be done with the house and the senate and that the president will stay on top of it. that he will be part of the discussion. but he really does have to have
some face-to-face discussions with senator schumer and majority leader mcconnell and making sure that the house is kept up to speed as well. >> right. >> there's a way to fix this and get through this short-term stuff and some of it may very well mean saving some face on the part of dems who really wanted the short-term cr. >> let me get to that in a second. hang on, senator. you mentioned senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, not in the room doing this negotiating with chuck schumer and the president right now. i'm just curious, are you worried at all that there's not another republican in that room? >> no, i'm not. look, i don't think there's very much that happens in washington, d.c. that leader mcconnell doesn't know about. and i'm quite certain that the white house and leader mcconnell have a very good relationship. my suspicion is that he is well aware of the meeting and that he most certainly has had input. >> okay. your colleague, your republican colleague, lindsey graham, said he will vote knno on this becau it virtually extends the chaos.
reading where your mind was in the last 24 hours, it was my understanding that just yesterday that you had agreed with him and you're now a yes vote. so, senator rounds, are you then complicit in prolonging this kick the can down the road for another 30 days mentality? >> what i had said was that i could not support it without some sort of movement forward. what i received was an assurance, an agreement with the leader that we would bring the defense appropriations bill to a vote on the senate floor once it's cleared the house and that he gave me a definite timeline to do so, which means it's the first step we've had in actually getting back to regular order and providing our department of defense with an assurance that there will be a vote on the defense appropriations bill at the authorized level. that's very important. >> but, senator, isn't the issue the same, though, that we're all going to be seeing a similar movie playing out in 30 days time? >> here is the difference.
you could very well see it, except here is an opportunity to actually go to regular order on the defense appropriations. it makes people actually say yes or no. the defense appropriations bill. i will either allow it to come to the floor and debate it and move it forward, offer amendments to it or make it very clear who will not support the defense appropriations bill. the fact that, for the first time, we're actually going to have a vote on the floor of the senate on the appropriations bill this year, during this fiscal year, that is a step in the right direction. that's what i was requesting. >> what about daca, senator rounds? there are a number of members of your own party, right, from the lindsey grahams to mitch mcconnell, who said over the course of the last week that they have zero idea where the president stands on this, on d.r.e.a.m.ers. do you know where the president stands on daca? >> i'm not sure that -- if you talk about immigration in general, number one, he most certainly wants a strong border security system. he calls it a wall. most of us call it a very strong
security system in place. how much money do we spend and how much is authorized for this year and future years on construction of that security system. second of all on daca itself, we have to make sure that we properly define who is included and who is not included in daca. for many of us, we want to make sure we have a good e-verify system in place and hb2 visas are addressed or recognized as a major part of the discussion in the future. i think senator graham has been working very, very hard on this. i really do respect his insight on it. there are a number of members in our conference who care deeply about it. i think they'll get to a resolve on that and it will be one that will work for the american people for years to come. >> i would love to keep this conversation going. i know you have work to do and you have to dash. senator mike rounds, thank you. appreciate your voice there. let's analyze some of what we just heard and also reporting off the top.
cnn politics senior writer, chris cillizza, editor at large and our cnn white house reporter. good to be in your town, everyone. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. kaitlyn, let me begin with you at the white house. how long has this meeting been going on? tell me everything you know about it. >> reporter: it's been going on quite some time, brooke. we have not found out if the meeting has ended. we are not sure what's going on in that oval office, what the president and chuck schumer are discussing. we saw chuck schumer come in, a few aides with him and no one else. we know there are no republicans in that room right now, which likely set off some alarm bells on capitol hill. they want to know what the president and senate minority leader chuck schumer are discussing. now, a source familiar with this does tell cnn that the white house has reached out to congressional leaders on capitol hill to tell them they are not looking to cut a deal with chuck schumer. they just want to see where he is on all of this and what his position is. but the white house is certainly putting a very public face on all of this today, brooke, as
we're hours away from that midnight deadline. we've had several administration officials out on television. kellyanne conway is next to me on the north lawn of the white house doing an interview. we saw that briefing with two administration officials, one of them being the legislative affairs director, mark short, talking to a reporter. they're trying to put a very public face on this right now and make it look like the white house is incredibly involved with these ongoing negotiatings. brooke? >> chris cillizza, is this a how you doin? >> i almost did my forget about it impersonization. best to leave that in the closet. chuck schumer, fake tears, remember him talking about that. >> clown schumer. >> crying chuck. >> he happened to give him a lot of money to him.
>> yes. they've known each other. he values loyalty and relationships more than anything else. schumer is the person on the democratic side he feels like he could talk to -- not going to bring nancy pelosi or dick durbin after the meeting last week. it makes sense. i do think it's worth noting that donald trump asked for chuck schumer to come. it's noteworthy in that it suggests that -- and i take senator rounds at his word that there's no deal that's going to come out of this. at least donald trump wants to talk. the why behind that, i think, is more complicated. he wants to talk, which says something. the one that i caution against -- let's say they come out of this and say we've got a deal. they, too, donald trump and chuck schumer might have a deal but house republicans, senate democrats, senate republicans -- it's not as easy, even if they do settle on something. it's not easy to snap your fingers and it's a done thing. >> there was a hot mike moment. people love a good hot mike moment, with senator minority
leader, chuck schumer, talking from the senate floor earlier the president.oming meeting with here he was. >> he likes us. he likes me anyway. here is what i told him. mr. president, you're much better off if you can step left. if you have to step am one direction you're boxed. it will make us more productive, too. >> how do you read that? >> i think that's a pretty level -- very similar to what senator lindsey graham told our dana bash that, the president likes people who like him, who are nice to him. chris is right in the fact that that will be a deal between the two of them that senate republicans or house republicans don't necessarily need to go along with. the message we heard from them on capitol hill is that the house passed cr late thursday night. that's the only way to go forward. that's the consistent messaging we've heard from senator mcconnell, house speaker paul ryan who said if there is a shutdown it is squarely on the shoulders of senate democrats.
not to come along with what republicans say is a proposal. >> what's your read that mitch mcconnell is not part of this meeting? lynndie graham was talking to dana yesterday, saying that the president is all about loyalty and he doesn't like people who -- he's a street fighter, right? he doesn't like people who insult him. it is the perception, perhaps, on behalf of the president that after mitch mcconnell came forward and said i don't know where the president stands on d.r.e.a.m.ers, do you think that's one of the reasons he is not in that room? >> that did cause a lot of headlines. he said he didn't know what the president wanted so what were they supposed to do until they knew what the president wanted? paul ryan has said similar things. they don't know exactly what it is that the president will sign. look what happened this week with the president second guessing his own party. just yesterday he second guessed this legislation put forward by republicans when he tweeted about the children's health insurance program, questioning how long it was going to be for,
in the proposal that's been put forth with secure funding for it in the past six years. he feels it should be part of a longer term solution. that caused headaches for republicans on capitol hill trying to garner support for that very measure that, bill that included that key aspect in it in order of hopes of getting democrats on board. we've certainly seen this happen and we certainly have seen the president not be loyal to his own party before, going after republicans and measures put forward by republicans. that certainly could be a concern for people over on capitol hill right now, that the president isn't meeting with any republicans ahead of this. and it's been the white house that has been criticizing democrats, saying if democrats were going to be responsible if a shutdown happens. brooke, it's hard to deny that the president has certainly played a role in this. so have his tweets. >> uh-huh. close us out. just on your sense of all of this, you've been in washington a long time. >> way to age me. >> thank you.
>> not that long. decades of experience. >> forever! do you get the sense this is like a season finale and there will be resolution or -- >> two things. one, never forget donald trump's experience prior to coming to the white house directly before he was a reality tv star. he loves the drama. >> totally. >> schumer is coming n see what we can do. it would make a good season finale. two, this schumer meeting is the last act of the play. right? if they come out and say we talked to one another. we appreciate each other, but we disagree, that's it. there's going to be a government shutdown. this is the end. and it's very hard to see it moving anywhere if schumer and trump can't sort of come out of this meeting and say we've got some principles, we're each going to go back and talk to our respected sides. and i remind people, you know, it's 2:15 on the east coast. you've got less than ten hours.
countdown clock always helpful. less than ten hours to do this. this always happens on an expedited basis and it is not as easy as people think to build coalitions. donald trump doesn't just tell house republicans what to do and chuck schumer doesn't tell everyone in the senate, certainly not senate republicans, what to do. i still think you tilt slightly toward a shutdown because of the number of coalitions and the lateness of where we are. but this is the chance. if this chance passes, there will be a government shutdown. >> the money shot is that stakeout camera and see if chuck schumer comes out and what he says would be a sign of things to come in the next ten minus t hours and counting. we are learning about a
health scare involving supreme court justice sonya sotomayor. also a porn star, was she paid for her silence? a new report details the links that candidate trump's lawyer reportedly went to, to keep this adult porn star, stormy daniels, to speak out weeks before the 2016 presidential election. just in, nearly four months after the mass shooting in las vegas, what the sheriff just reported about another person under investigation. we're live in washington on this shutdown showdown friday.
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the white house, eyes on senator chuck schumer there leaving the white house. there was a stakeout camera, right? so lots of press was waiting to see if he was going to stop and speak after he was coming out of this meeting with the president. we think it lasted approximately an hour. remember it was the president who called chuck schumer to the white house to discuss a pending shutdown. you see the clock here, less than ten hours to go. the question, what did they discuss, how did it go? hopefully, we'll start to get some reporting and we can fill you in here in the next couple of hours. we wanted to show you that shot. and away he goes. just in to cnn, paramedics rushing to justice sonya sotomayor for symptoms of low blood pressure but reports are that she's feeling fine now. >> definitely a health scare this morning, brooke. she is back at the supreme court. she was back this morning. what we know from the supreme court press officer, we know
that this morning, justice sotomayor had symptoms of low blood sugar when paramedics came to her washington, d.c. home. she was treated and then did come into work. she's been on the supreme court since 2009. she was nominated by president obama. we also know, brooke, that justice sotomayor has been very open about her diabetes condition. it's something that she wrote about in her 2013 memoir that was called "my beloved world." and she did, in 2013, when she released that memoir, gave an interview to diabetes magazine where she talked about the necessity of treating this and how closely she keeps an eye on this, especially when she's actually going into court. of course, brooke, today the supreme court did not hold oral arguments but did have their weekly closed door conference. that happened this morning. and we do know that justice sotomayor was inside that conference after she was treated by the paramedics early in the morning. all okay with the justice and she is back at work.
and working hard on this friday. brooke? >> glad she's okay. since we are talking about the supreme court, what's the news on the president's travel ban? >> right. that was one of the things that justice sotomayor and the other eight justices were working on. in their weekly closed door conference they issue orders about the cases they'll be taking up. this morning, they decided to take up the travel ban yet again. of course, this is version 3.0. it was issued by the trump administration in september, eight different countries, six of them muslim majority, restricted travel. that travel ban is still in effect. there have been a lot of appeals here. the supreme court saying they will be taking up arguments on this. in the meantime, it is in effect. in fact, brooke, just last summer that the supreme court ruled on one of the previous travel bans, saying that it could go into effect, in part, at least the people with bona fide relationships to the united states and people here, those people could come.
the rest were restricted. it remains to be seen what the supreme court will issue on this latest ban, version 3.0, but they will, in fact, hear arguments in the coming term. brooke? >> jessica, thank you. let's get to this explosive new report claiming the president's personal lawyer used a fake name and a private company to pay hush money to a porn star to keep quiet. to keep quiet about her alleged affair with then private citizen, businessman donald trump. weeks before the presidential election in 2016, wall street journal reports the actress, who calls herself stormy daniels, was paid $130,000 as part of this nondisclosure agreement concerning her relationship, relationship with donald trump. the affair is alleged to have happened back in the summer of 2006. trump had been married to the first lady for a year at that point. so, let's start there. our cnn politics media and business reporter, mark geragos our cnn legal analyst and
attorney here. this llc set up in the state of delaware, known for uber privacy, the place to go. >> right. >> tell me what you know about that. >> wall street swrurnl is reporting that michael cohen, long-time private lawyer to donald trump, set up this llc literally three weeks before the election, established consultants llc. and they're saying this is what was used to pay stormy daniels. but it was under a pseudonym. >> for the lawyer and the porn star? >> and that's how the payment went through. delaware is known for privacy, one of the few states that doesn't require disclosure of names of the managers. even then, michael cohen didn't totally hide who he was. if you look on the finally that you can look at, it says michael cohen is the man behind this llc. now the question is, are there other llcs out there? what other sort of payments
might be out there? >> that would would have happened in the weeks before the election, mark geragos. clearly there's the issue of how this looks. it looks like hush money to keep this woman quiet ahead of the president winning the election. you have pseudonyms, llc. red flags, no? >> i've dealt with one or more of these lawyers on many occasions, being in a very similar situation. i've never gone to these lengths to try to hide it. i don't know why you would leave your name on a new llc that's formed. it generally goes from attorney/client trust to attorney/client trust. there's nothing you can do at this point. this is kind of inventive. but you lose the whole reason for the secrecy when you put yourself on as the agent for service of process or the contact person. so that's a little -- it's not just a red flag. i think everybody who has ever been involved in something like this knows exactly what's going on. >> what about just the legality?
is there anything illegal about buying someone's silence this way? >> no. if it's done properly -- and i don't want that to be a blanket no. i can give you like a parade of horror stories about a way that it would not be done appropriately that would expose either your client or yourself, but if it's done properly, there's nothing necessarily illegal. and i think one of the reasons that you've seen this flip flop from the in-touch magazine, back and forth, is because probably she got a little ahead of herself and her lawyer raked her in and said unless you want to pay that money back, you better shut up and get out there and deny it. >> all right. and just quickly, we don't know where this $130,000 came from, right? >> that's the next big question. where did it come from, his personal money or potentially from the campaign? then there's a whole other set of issues there. >> keep digging, hadas. keep digging. mark geragos, good to see you.
>> good to see you, brooke. back to our breaking news, senator chuck schumer leaving the white house moments ago after his one on one meeting with president trump on potentially how to avoid a government shutdown this evening. what we're learning about their closed door discussion. and new details in that so-called house of horror in california where 13 siblings were chained up, denied showers, tortured without food. what challenges, emotionally, psychologically, will they face moving forward? we'll talk with clinical psychologist about that next.
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i'm not going to answer any questions. okay? we had a long and detailed meeting. we discussed all of the major outstanding issues. we made some progress. but we still have a good number of disagreements. discussions will continue. thank you. >> all right. so that is the brief that we received about the meeting between president trump and chuck schumer after spending what we believe was about an hour. it was just them. these two new yorkers obviously go back quite a while. just giving the president white house credit and asking chuck schumer to come down. you heard it, progress but still a ways to go. >> we'll get back to the shutdown. you see the tick tock of the clock at the bottom of your screen. >> but first to this story out of california, what these 13
children went through at the hands of their own mother and father. t what is decent, what is right. police say david and louise turpin denied their children food and water for years. according to reports they cooked food in front of their hungry kids and forced them to watch when the parents and only parents got to eat. that's what police in riverside, california, are telling us. >> victims report that as a punishment, starting many years ago, they began to be tied up. first with ropes. one victim, at one point, was tied up and hog tied. and then when that victim was able to escape the ropes, these defendants eventually began using chains and padlocks to chain up the victims to their
beds. >> the turpin's children range in age from 2 to 29. so what happens to them now? let's discuss this with clinical psychologist judy ho. thank you for being with me. you think about these children who, by the way, according to law enforcement, thought they were younger than they appeared because of the mal nourishment. how do you treat them? >> this is tough. they'll be suffering from a variety of medical and psychological issues. they're often interrelated. they've suffered cognitive impairment from the malnourishment they've received over the decades. what's best for the children to help establish that sense of safety again, perhaps a sense of safety that they never had. many of these children will likely experience symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder, recurring nightmares, have difficulty bonding and feeling positive emotions toward other people and just feeling like they can trust anyone else.
i think it will be really important for these kid, first of all, to get in as stable of a placement as possible with parental figures, through a foster placement at first and hopefully transition to an adoptive family and professional mental health care with evidence-based scientific treatment that we know works for children of various ages with different cognitive capacities. >> these were kids who were not allowed outside the walls of this house, right? they didn't know basically things like what a police officer is. here is the d.a., describing their physical conditions. >> all the victims were and are severely malnourished. one of the children at age 12 is the weight of an average 7-year-old. 29-year-old female victim weighs 82 pounds. several of the victims have cognitive impairment and neuropathy, which is nerve damage, as a result of this extreme and prolonged physical
abuse. none of the victims were allowed to shower more than once a year, none of the vics have seen a doctor in more than four years. none of the victims have ever seen a dentist. this is severe, emotional, physical abuse. >> what is the number one thing that these young people need right now? >> i think what they really need is to understand that adults can be trusted to take care of them. they didn't know any better. there was no other outside knowledge of what medical care was, what even police officers were, as you just mentioned. and i think they need to realize what it's like to actually be in the presence of somebody who is going to take care of you rather than torture you. i really think the 17-year-old who escaped is amazing. how did she have the wherewithal or the skills to finally get out of there and realize what they were being subjected to was, in fact, torture? >> sure and i'm sure down the line issues of disbelief that they lived like this as long as
they did, how to trust people. >> yes. >> all kinds of issues. we obviously wish them the very best and that these parents are put to justice. judy ho, thank you very much. back here in washington, back to our breaking news with the clock ticking on this government shutdown, we'll take a closer look at the play-by-play as it's been unfolding on the senate floor, private huddles to fist pumps, we'll read the tea leaves on how this all might play out next. ♪ honey... can we do this tomorrow? ♪ can we do this tomorrow? if you have heart failure symptoms, your risk of hospitalization could increase, making tomorrow uncertain. but entresto is a medicine that was proven, in the largest heart failure study ever,
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more than three months after that deadly las vegas massacre, still lingering questions including why. that question may not be answered for quite a while. the sheriff speaking out today, saying that the gunman's motive remain ace myster but did reveal another person under investigation. >> there was one shooter in the one october massacre. there was only one person responsible and that was stephen paddock. we do not anticipate charges
being brought forward against mary lou danley. as to any other people, the fbi has an ongoing case against an individual of federal interest. >> sara sidener is there live in las vegas. an individual of interest, that's all we know. >> reporter: first time we've heard that from anyone looking into the investigation. this preliminary report very unusual for it to be handed out so that the public could get a look at it through the press. the sheriff saying that very unequivocally, you heard there, though, that this report will not answer why, which is what everyone wants to know. i did press him a little bit on that person of interest that he spoke about. he said he couldn't name the person. but i said, look, is this somebody who was aiding and abetting stephen paddock potentially? he said i can't answer that because it's under federal grand jury rules, which gives you some indication that there's a federal grand jury looking into
this particular person being investigated by the fbi. that is the very first time that we have heard that there was someone else that could potentially be charged in this case. i then asked him, are the charges imminent? are they coming in the next 60 days, for example? he said yes. that's the headline right here, that a lot of people didn't know there was potentially someone else who may be charged in this case. a lot of folks were looking at his girlfriend, mary lou danley, who we just saw documents that cnn and other media organizations sued to get them to unseal. once we got those documents, she said that she had touched some of the magazines that went into the guns, potentially. she warned investigators her fingerprints might be on some of the bullets. but the sheriff being very, very clear that she will not be charged in this case. she has never been charged with a crime related to this case. now, though, we know, there is someone else who could potentially be charged. and that really is the headline here, brooke. >> had an is striking news
today. you think about all those victims, victims' families. they have been waiting. sara sidner, thank you so much, in las vegas. back here in washington to our breaking news. you see the government shutdown clock there. 9:14 to go. we've got the play-by-play as the whole thing has been unfolding on the senate floor. how this could all play out, next. you do all this research
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our justice correspondent is here. tell me more, jessica. >> federal prosecutors saying they're going to give it another go when it comes to prosecuting new jersey senator bob menendez. back in mid november when juror, the second round of jurors, were hung. they told the judge they couldn't come to a decision in this case. it was an 11-week trial that involved numerous charges against senator menendez, including corruption, bribery. basically senator menendez's friendship, relationship with a doctor was inappropriate investigators say. stays in luxurious hotels in paris all in exchange for some official actions as senator relating to medicare and other issues that the doctor was concerned with. but, of course, this was a difficult case to prove because
the bribery standard. since that decision in mid november for mistrial, federal prosecutors have been weighing whether or not to bring senator menendez back to trial. today, they have decided they will go back to this, that they will retry senator menendez. the justice department just announcing this. i'll read you part that have irstatement. they say the conduct is serious. the decision to retry this case was made based on the facts and the law, following a careful review. they say the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are innocent until proven guilty. this was a difficult one for senator menendez. he had to go back and forth between washington and new jersey. they sort of adjusted the trial schedule to let him get out early on certain days this is somewhat of a blow to the senator. federal prosecutors saying they
will retry senator menendez on these bribe ry, corruption and honest service charges. brooke? >> jessica schneider, thank you. back to our breaking news on the government shutdown. senator tim kaine from virginia talking about the meeting that just wrapped up between the president and minority leader chuck schumer. listen to senator kaine. >> budget deals that tell you where we're going, provide certainty and help everybody. that's what we owe to our troops, to the federal employees. we can get there. we're close enough we can get there. >> do you think we can get a budget deal in the next ten hours? >> i think we can get one in the next few days. >> but then why not do a cr for 30 if you can do it in five? >> we did it for a month and we did it for a month. at some point it starts to look like the purpose is to delay rather than reach a deal. we need to force the mechanism. if the president were to say you
stay at the table until you have a final deal and it's got to be bipartisan because of democratic votes in the senate. i will support a bipartisan deal. if he were to say that, that would be really, really helpful. but the issues, you know, that were being debated, budgetary numbers, emergency relief, c.h.i.p. reauthorization, d.r.e.a.m.ers are well discussed. it's just a decision point. look, that can be hard. >> more on that meeting over at the white house, coming up next.
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the me too movement will once again take spotlight at the screen actors guild sunday night. the move is in support of allegations mounted against hollywood a-listers. franco's reps say he will be there, after skipping out of the critics choice awards last week. we continue with the breaking news here in washington on this friday afternoon. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. you are watching cnn special live coverage of the shutdown showdown. you see that clock.
you're about to see it in the bottom corner of your screen. we are hours away from what could be the first government shutdown in four years. the countdown is on. fewer than nine hours remain, to get some sort of deal done. and for about an hour today, the president did meet with the leader of the senate democrats, chuck schumer. there's the senator just leaving the meeting moments ago. this is what he had to say about it. >> i'm going to be brief. i'm not going to answer any questions. we had a long and detailed meeting. we discussed all of the major outstanding issues. we made some progress. we still have a good number of disagreements. the discussions will continue. thank you. >> are you going to shut down tonight? >> if the government does run out of money at midnight tonight, it will fall on the one-year anniversary of president trump's inauguration. so, what's the chance of