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russian probe, and the witch hunt goes on and on and no collusion and no obstruction and the word used because one year after looking endlessly to find nothing, collusion is dead. this is is an american disgrace, and that memo accuses the fbi and the justice department of abusing the surveillance powers to spy on former trump campaign adviser carter page, ab nd as have been reporting, the president saw it as a way to diskrcredit the russian invest gags, and he said it was from the fbi and members of his own justice department and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. we have live team coverage. boris sanchez is live in palm beach near the president's estate in mar-a-lago, and also, shimon with us from washington. and so, there were warnings not to have the president fire the special prosecutor and assistant
attorney general. >> yes, and the president was not tamping it down, because yesterday, the president when asked about the possibility of firing the attorney general rod rosenstein, he said you figure it out. but he did not get into the specifics is of what was in the memo or who he tweeted should be ashamed of themselves, but there are questions if it is directed to rod rosenstein, and we heard from white house officials including raj shah who was on cnn saying that the president does have confidence in the d deputy attorney general. this is more from shah now. >> what i am saying is on behalf of the white house, and that is that, you know, no changes are going to be made at the department of justice, and we fully expect rod rosenstein to continue on as the deputy attorney general. >> now, sources familiar with
the president's thinking confirmed to cnn that at this time, there has been no consideration of firing rod rosenstein. we should point out though that, ana, in several times in the administration, the president or others have voiced confidence in a number of officials only for them to be shown the door shortly after. sources familiar with the president's thinking on this also tell us that he is hesitant to fire rod rosenstein in part because he fears that prolonging the russian investigation, and as we have seen with the president on previous occasions whether it was the firing of former fbi director james comey or the reports that he has been angry at attorney general jeff sessions for recusing himself from the investigation or just last week reports that he wanted to fire robert mueller before eventually talked out of it by his attorneys, the president is frustrated by the lack h of influence over the russian investigation and he wants it over immediate ly. >> and we also know that he is unpredictable. shimon, the fbi director christopher ray had urged the
president, we know, not to release the memo and he said that he had grave concerns and omissions made it inaccurate, and we know that christopher ray was hand picked by the the president, and so he had his best interests in mind. and after it came out, he put a video message out to the employees of the fbi and what did he say? >> certainly the fbi director realizes what a week this has been for the fbi. what a time just in general this has been for the fbi that is the continued attacks. so we are told that he felt it necessary to address the troops, the men and women of the fbi in about an eight minute video released internally. what we are learning is that he really told them to keep doing the work, and they have his full support a on the other hand signs that he plans to leave or resign from the fbi. and here are some of what he said, and let me read it to you. the american people read the papers and they hear lots of talk on cable tv and social media, but they have seen the actual work that you do keeping
the communities safe and the nation secure and dealing with sensitive matters and making decisions under difficult circumstances and that work is going to matter more, and then he went on the say, the talk is cheap, and the work you do is what will endure. to doubt, the fbi this week has felt beat up, and the people inside of the bureau say they are feeling that morale is somewhat down, but words like this, ana, helping them, and they feel like now with the fbi director and the statement that he put out against the release of the memo, and certainly, they are feeling a little bit more upbeat in that they have at least someone behind them, and the leader is speaking publicly in the statement, and internally in the video. >> all right. shimon in washington, thank you. and now, let's try to unpack the memo. there are a couple of things that should not be overlooked. one, carter page was not under surveillance while working for the trump campaign, and he was not wiretapped until a month
after he left the trump team, and even though what is becoming known as the russian investigation was underway long before then which is bringing know next line in the memo of the last page of the memo, and the pop dop louse information triggered the opening of an fbi counter intelligence investigation in late july 2016. so according to "the new york times" in may of 2016, he told an australian diplomat over strings that political dirt was held by russia, and this is what began the russian investigation. the memo, itself, now confirms that. meaning that it confirms that the steele dossier was not the basis of the russian investigation. the memo does allege that there was serious abuse at the top levels in obtaining a fisa warning to surveillance carter page, and then it says that then
fbi director andrew mccabe testified before the house intelligence committee in november of 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the fisa court without the steele dossier information and except that we have not seen the transcripts of the testimony and not everybody who was at that hearing agrees. listening to the ranking d democrat on the house intel committee who was in the room for mccabe's testimony. >> what it ended up delivering is criticism of a single fisa application involving carter page and the renewals that cherry picks information that does not tell the reader the whole of the application, and as the d.o.j. and fbi have said deeply misleading and you can cherry pick any fisa court application or fbi application and do the same thing. >> and joining us now is congressman who supported the memo release, and thank you for
spending the time with us on this weekend, and what you believe is the intention of publicizing this? >> well, ana, an excellent description of all of the different interpretations of the memo, and i appreciate this chance. and the headline is the foreign intelligence fisa act abuses. and it is the material ps from e hillary clinton campaign used to obtain the fisa warrants against members of the trump campaign or affiliated with the trumple campaign which is inappropriate. it does not matter if you are a democrat or the republican, and that is why the crux of it should be sent out and why it should be part of the debate. and never in a situation of the campaign-funded material are used in this way as evidence in the court. in your broadcast, if you used a campaign materials that were commercially given to you by a candidate as news, that would be
wrong, and similarly in this instance, the fbi and the department of justice is taking campaign-funded material from one presidential campaign and introducing it as evidence in a court case is similarly wrong. it is a threat to democracy, and i could certainly hope that i want to join with the director of the fbi in certainly commending the work of people who are at the fbi in their great sack ri are fis, but i hope that this is something that he steps forward to say, this is wrong and we will not do this and make certain that it does not happen again. >> i hear the concern, and i know that a lot of the republicans who are supportive of the memo have talked about the transparency and putting it out there, in an effort to be transparent, because andrew mccabe's testimony seem ts to ba big part of explaining or believing that the dossier was key in the fisa warrant of carter page, should his testimony be released so we can find out exactly what he said? >> well, there may be a process for that, but i think that misses the point, and the point
is not really what weight it had in the fisa process, but the point is that it never should have been in the fisa process. if we don't say it is wrong, and certainly comey believed it is okay, and if we as a nation don't come together to say it is wrong for the campaign-funded materials to find their way as evidence in a court proceeding by an administration, then, in the future, we could be dealing with it again. we certainly would not expect that president trump would be permitted to hire foreign nationals and investigate the upcoming opponent and are ra have that information transmit mod the fbi and used similarly, and if we don't believe it is okay in the future, it is not okay in the past, and we need to identify it and make changes. >> i want to understand more of the thinking behind that, because i don't think that anybody agrees that some allegation of somebody made with a political motive should be made as fact, and, then leading to what believes to be acceptable for surveillance of an american it ist zen, and that does not add up in anybody's
mind, but have you seen the fisa warra warrants, and all of the classified intelligence and the underlying evidence the that went into obtaining the surveillance of carter page and then of course was the sbas of the memo? >> no, the basis of the memo is not just that, but it is direct testimony and i was present and i have read the transcripts of the direct testimony, and there is no debate of whether or not campaign-funded material of the hillary clinton campaign was put into the fisa application, and offered in court a. that is the whole issue. >> and do you know exact ly wha was offered as evidence in the fisa court, and have you seen the underlying evidence of what went into the overall application, because when i read that quote from andrew mccabe, it could be interpreted that the dossier was led as a tip that led them into further investigation that made them believe that they may need a fisa warrant, but it did not necessarily say definitively that the dossier was presented to the fisa court, and they gave
it a rubber stamp to give it surveillance? >> well, ana, a good point, but distinction is that it does not matter the weight in the fisa court, it never should have been there. there is never any point at whichpaicampaign-funded opposition reports should be admitted as evidence. the memo goes on the cite the testimony given and in that expression, it did give the appearance that the weight of this made a difference, but i think that the discussion that we need to have as a country, republican or democrat, is that this should not happen ever, and i don't care if it is appended to the entire contents of wikipedia, it should not be as part of the information precepted as evidence for the court to consider. not one presidential campaign giving information against another presidential campaign in a fisa court is evidence. it is wrong and it needs to be addressed. >> and why not address it directtally with the doj then, and instead of putting it out there in the public memo, and
why rush to release it and why not bring in the fbi leadership including director wray and get to the face of it head-on, and before jumping to conclusions that the abuse of power happened. >> well, it is not conclusion, but it is facts. it states that is what happened and it happened. and so there is no information that is going if be coming out that hillary clinton campaign information was used by the trump campaign. and so this is our job is to oversee this agency and statutorily we are doing that. >> and why not directly ask these questions and do it behind the scenes before making it public, and to make sure that you have the complete picture, because according to christopher wray, what was put out in the memo it does in fact cherry are pick some of what was the fisa warrant application, and in fact, creates a misleading an inaccurate picture of what
actually happened in that process, and that is what christopher wray has said. >> ana, there is nothing at all that is going to contradict that hillary clinton campaign funded material is going to constitute a evidence, but everything in the democrat party and the memorandum, and the fbi might want to become public should be public and part of the discussion, but i believe, and i the they even you and everyone else who looks at this is going to say republican, and democrat and whether it is hillary clinton or trump and whether it is obama or romney and no administration will use campaign material from another presidential campaign and use it as evidence in another presidential campaign, and it is a threat to dem kocracy and wro and we ought to be able to say that and another thing that i would like to hear the fbi dr director say that it is wrong for the official of the fbi or the fbi agent to be assigned to a case that has a family member who has a direct interest in the outcome of the case, and those two things would go a long way
in trying to get this resolved to move forward because there have to be reforms for us to ensure that this does not happen again. >> and okay. lett me ask you about the president's tweet this morning. he says that the memo totally vindicates the -- and you can read the rest on the screen, but do you believe that the memo totally vindicates trump in the mueller investigation? >> no h thshno. this memo i not about the special investigation or trump, but it is about one incident of hillary clinton's campaign materials being used as in evidence a court case, and that is it. that is the message out there that we need to address and are reform it so that we don't have this happen again. because when you blur those lines, you threaten democracy. >> and when you are talking about reform, and accountability in this, what about rod rosenstein, because he was listed as wub to people in tone
the memo who reauthorized the surveillance is of carter page and what about the future? if the president decided to fire him, would you support it? >> no, what needs to happen is the discussion of what the content of the memo is with the campaign materials being used. director comey, and you know, when he was director, he not only knew, but he believed it is okay. and he tweeted out afterwards when the memo came out that it is. he believes it is okay for hillary clinton campaign materials that are funded by that campaign to make their way as evidence into this court case. now, i think that -- >> let me interrupt you sh, bece director comey is not there, and he is gone. and there is a new fbi --b >> foshgs he tweeted that out and he said that it is. >> and there are people who have been demote based on the investigations and what has been direct ed directed by the inspector general's -- and excuse me just a moment here, because i want to get back to and i am short or time -- >> sure. >> and i want to make sure because we are at the end of the
segment here, and do you stand behind rod rosenstein? >> well, we have to look at the whole job he is doing, and i don't see any reason why he would not be supported, but i don't believe that this memo has anything to do with that. it has to do with the crux of protecting democracy and ensuring that the culture that james comey thought was okay of using the campaign materials as evidence in court cases stops. and the current director and director wray could come forward to say, i think it is wrong and we won't be using the campaign ma teels against another campaign as evidence in the future and no agents or officials on the cases where their spouse has an interest in the outcome. >> thank you, for explain it to us. thank you. and actress uma thurman detailing what she calls a sexual attack at the hands of harvey weinstein. >> would you give me one minute? >> that is not how our legal
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was a person of empowerment and not to be put in a position that he would do something illegal to you, but they do. >> and so this is one more woman coming forward in the metoo movement that is creating a ground swell. >> and what does harvey weinstein say? >> he is becoming more and more aggressive from the attorney to respond to these women. this is what weinstein's camp says, because he has a number of lawyers saying, that mr. weinstein acknowledges makeing awkward pass at ms. thurmon, and after a flishtious exchange in
paris for which he immediately apologize and deeply regrets. however he her claims about physical allegations are untrue. and this is the first time this has come to light. and so, it makes he think that there is a shift of strategy in weinstein, because the numbers are now in the dozen, and high into the dozens of women accusing weinstein of assault or harassment and he is remaining apparently in therapy in arizona, but i noticed that jody can canter one of the new york times reporters who broke it wide open on twitter say s ts that we wil never know how many women have stories about harvey weinstein. >> and also in uk, they are pursuing more investigations into him, and criminal investigation, and criminal allegations coming from him. >> and los angeles, and paris and london. yes. >> and we will keep on top of it. thank you, brian. and don't forget "reliable sources" here at 11:00 a.m. on cnn. coming up, president trump
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welcome back. two very different takes on two stories out of washington. one is this, the now declassified memo detailing alleged abuses of the fisa co t court, and it is a partisan attempt within the department of justice to tear down a president. >> this is not trying to go after some terrorist. this is about, they opened the fbi opened a counter
intelligence investigation into the trump campaign in the summer of 2016. that is what happened. and then they got a warrant on someone in the trump campaign using opposition research paid for by the democratic party and the hillary clinton campaign. that is what this is about, and it is wrong and it should never been done. >> and now "the wall street journal" says that the biased officials turned the fbi into a tool of anti-trump political actors, and the conservatives have gone as far as suggesting that the whole special council investigation is fruit of the poisonous dossier tree and no way to be allowed to continue. the democrats see something very different. >> this is not about oversight. this is about telling a political story that is helpful to the president. it is about telling a story that is designed to engineer the work of the special counsel and to discredit it and to call that
oversight or calling that transparency is a ruse. >> the truth is in the underlying documents, and evidence that are part of the fisa warrant application, but that is all classified and the memo raises serious questions about the extent to which the steele dossier was used to get a warrant to spy on carter page who by then had left the trump campaign, but the memo is leaving more unanswered of what is in the fisa application, and why is a secret court judge reauthorized a wiretap three different times. and joining us now u is cnn legal analyst carrie cordero, assistant koun stole the u.s. attorney general, and also from the "hill newspaper" caroline parns. and so what does this memo mean for you?
>> well, it is written to fit a specific thenarrative and obvio from reading it that it does not tell the whole story of the total amount of information that was probably included in the original fisa applications. this is the problem with selective declassification. that is, information that is declassified for a reason to fit a narrative and not because of an approapriatioacpriate declas review has been donea and release is doned for to better inform the public. so, this release unfortunately from my perspective, it does not enhance the public's understanding of what actually transpired with respect to the fbi's investigation into russian, the russian influence campaign, and it actually muddies the public's understanding, because it presents a specific narrative that looks to me having been involved in the fisa process to contain some real are serious
omissions. >> and it is the omissions that i was trying to get at when i was questioning representative turner in our earlier block, because that, too, is what, i guess creates the full picture of what the truth is, what the facts are. he kept on saying that opposition research that is politically motivated should never be used in order to get any kind of fisa warrant. does that make sense to you? >> well, i understand his point with respect to political research, but the issue is when information is presented to the fisa court, the fbi and the department of justice in making that application will give the court an assessment of the reliability of those sources. and an application in establishing probable cause would not be based on one specific fact that is presented. so if they have presented the information po the court they would have to say, this is how we assess the reliability of this source, and what the nunes' memo argues and the thenarrativ is, is that the fbi and the doj
were not forth coming or truthful to the court, but the washington post reported today that in fact, the government did inform the court about their assessment of the reliability of steel and that information, and the public is left with a very confusing story. >> more questions than answers no doubt about it. and catherine, democrats are saying on one hand, this memo is a dud and it does not push the story forward but it is called dangerous, and so which does it fa fall? >> what is important to fall is that it is not only the three of us in the american public who have not seen all of the underlying documents that were part of the fisa court warrant application, but nunes himself had not read that application, and how do you write a book report when you have not read the book? you are summarize the talking points that you are hearing on hannity, and the fellow republicans who are hell bent on
tell thing a particular narrative and whether or not it fits the facts that you have not actually seen. so that is part of the reason that this is on the one hand confusing and on the other hand, you know, completely missing all of this context that would be useful to help to us better understand whether in fact, whether in fact anybody actedane appropria appropriately. >> yes, the abuse of the system. and so, amy, the thinking of the white house when they were deciding whether or not to make it public, and other advisers write inside and outside of the west win wing and why have the administration allowed the memo be the dominant talking point of the week when he gave the first state of the union address overshadowing the address and what about the timing? >> well, this week, there was the state of the union and also the republican are pretreat, and the republicans had gathered to actually put forward their policy, and their agenda, and every question that they fielded was from the reporters on this very topic, so they kind of
didn't do themselves any favors, and you know, they could have been pushing what trump was talking about, and during the state of the union or what they wanted to see going forward but they kind of missed the opportunity here sh, and that i pretty key. a lot of republicans are quietly admitting this, and saying, yes, this is not executed in the right way, and it was kind of cherry picked and there was a lot of the information that was missing that they could have used so even the republicans that are being honest with you will tell you that it was sort of a missed opportunity. >> and catherine, when it comes to the politics of this and the russia investigation which is of course the bigger investigation and we don't have all of the answers in that, president trump is saying that this is indication in the bigger investigation, and the mueller probe. >> that is what i don't understand at all. >> and in fact, paul ryan who is members of his own party says the two don't have anything to do with each other. >> and the memo does not have anything to say that it was
provided to the court was false, but it was tainted coming from michael -- not michael steele, but -- >> well, it is a copy of the reporting. yes. >> and sorry. it came from the christopher steele dossier. thank you. and yes, the dossier, and so the information in the steele dossier and carter page -- has acknowledged that he did have meetings in moscow, and so it does not prove anything or allege anything in that the memo itself was false or the dossier was false, but everything was politically motivated and let's throw a lot of the smoke and mirrors up, and hope that everybody doubts the entire investigation overall. >> and kcarrie, the president gave a cryptic message when he was asked about the deputy attorney rod rosenstein's future. some say it was pretty obvious.
>> and rod rosenstein protecting the liberal holdovers and the deep state instead of following the rule of law, and it is time for him to do his job or resign. >> carrie, first, do you see any mishandling that would force rosenstein to recuse himself from leading the mueller probe? >> sure. that commercial by the way, and this is a very ug areally thing for somebody who has spent their entire career at law enforcement, and he was a distinguished u.s. attorney rod rosenstein and whether or not one criticizes the tenure at deputy attorney general. i think that the point of this memo release, and if we can try to discern why was this memo released. and i th think that one goal wao remove rod rosenstein from the position. there are only certain persons who approved the fisas against
carter page, and two are left in government and the rest are out of government now. and those two, and one is now the fbi general counsel, and the only other one left is rod rosenstein, and so the extent that there is any political interest in trying to infer that something or trying to argue that something was done wrong in the applications, that could be left at the feet of rod rosenstein, but there is nothing coming out with the memo given the omissions that makes the case that rod rosenstein did anything wrong in the carter page surveillance, and in fact a clip with representative nunes saying that the fisa targeted the trump campaign, and it did not. it targeted carter page based on -- >> who is no longer a member of the trump campaign at the time they got the warrant. >> and his counter intelligence investigation of him. >> thank you, ladies. up next, the father of three
welcome back. i'm ana cabrera, and you are watching "cnn newsroom." this is a trial that stunned the courtroom. >> i want to ask -- >> please! >> a distraught father whose three daughters were abuse bade former usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar lunges ats him in an attempt to attack him. kaylee hartung is watching the developments for us, and there are times what is an emotionally intense trial. >> yes, and mr. hargrave says that he lost control and was remorseful and embarrassed, but the reaction is to call him a
hero, but he says that he is no hero, and his three daughters and the daughters who survived that abuse of larry nassar are the real heroes. >> as part of the sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon. >> reporter: aimed squarely at the man who abused his three dau daughters. >> would you give me one minute? well, i have to do -- >> please! >> reporter: from this angle, you can see the court bailiff quickly get larry nassar out of the room. more than 200 survivors in two different courtrooms over the past two weeks have provided victim impact statements in the case against nasar, enraging and disgust i disgusting the country, and on friday, he listened to three of his daughters detail their abuse. >> he said this because of back
pain he would have to put the needles on my vagina and with no glo gloves, he would unfloved put his hands on me exposed. >> when i was 13, just a kid, laying on a table at msu, and you put your ungloved hands all over my rear and slipped your thumb into most private area of my body. >> to my parents, thank you for all of your love and support through all of this. you have done everything that a parent could ever do. >> i really feel that my entire family has gone to, he, ll and back over the last few months of what larry nassar did to me and my sisters over the last are years. >> and my parents are filled with guilt, and the regret they have will never go away. >> reporter: and mark margraves' actions prompted people to the call him a hero, and they would have done the same thing. but the judge overseeing the
civil contempt hearing in the same courtroom. >> i cannot tolerate or condone vigilanteism, but as for the direct contempt of court, there is no way that this court is going to issue any kind of punishment given the circumstances of this case. and i do sh, and my heart does out to you and your family, because of what you have gone through. >> i appreciate it, your honor. something that i would like to apologize to you and the courtroom. i'm embarrassed. i am not here to upstage my daught daughters. i am here to help them heal. >> reporter: in a family press conference, an apologetic mark margraves saying that he was trying to describe how he felt, because it was first time that he had listened to the assault on his daughters. >> when i had to hear what was said in those statements and i have to look over at larry
nassar shaking his head, and that is when i lost control. >> reporter: nasar who was sentenced up to 175 years because of similar charges is expected to hear his punishment in this courtroom next week. >> it is stirring up frustrat n frustrations of the institutional failures and the circumstances that allowed larry are nasar to continue his abuse. it was in july of 2015 that the fbi opened up an investigation into allegations that nasar had molest molested three leet teenaged gymnasts. well, the new york times now says that the investigation moved with quote little evident urgency and they have identified at least 27 young women who say they were molested between time that investigation began and september of 2016, and that is when the indianapolis star released its explosive reporting on this scandal, ana. and so there is larry nassar
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