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now the president is calling on democratic senator jon tester to resign from his role in a democratic laundry list of uncooperated allegations against jackson from current and former colleagues. including improperly dispensing drugs, drinking on the job and crashing a government vehicle after a party and overseeing a hostile work environment. now, the white house says it has documents that show some of these allegations are false. the president tweeting this morning, quote, allegations made by senator jon tester against admiral dr. ronny jackson are proven false. the secret service is unable to confirm, in fact, they deny any of the phony democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful jackson family. tester should resign. great people of montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. admiral jackson is the kind of man those in montana would most respect and admire and now for no reason whatsoever, his
reputation has been shattered. not fair, tester. cnn's abby phillips live at the white house. the president with a lot on his mind. they're really pointing to these documents as in their mind of exonerated ronny jackson. give us some background. what is the president talking about? >> that's right, ryan, the president is tweeting about exonerating ronny jackson well after he was nominated without apparently having been vetted and some of these allegations were aired not just to the senate va committee but also to -- from sources to a cnn journalist and other journalists from other news outlets. some of these claims come from current and former colleagues of ronny jackson in which they describe jackson having been on multiple occasions intoxicated while on the job. in one case, apparently according to tester who released
a list, a laundry list of some of these accusations, it was alleged that jackson had crashed a government vehicle while coming from a secret service party. now, the white house released some documentation from the government office that oversees these vehicles, that basically said between 2013 and 2012, there were no records jackson had crashed a vehicle while intoxicated. that there were three incidents in which there appeared to be some traffic related accidents. those were documented. none of them seemed to corroborate the claims that were in tester's document. there was a separate incident that some sources told cnn as well including that jackson had freely distributed prescription drugs, including prescription pain medications and also sleep medications. now, the white house in response to that released another document that shows some audits that jackson's medical unit had undergone over the last 2 1/2
years. six audits showed that prescription drugs were properly stored in the facility but they didn't answer the question of whether the prescriptions were adequately or appropriately prescribed. finally the secret service is responding to an allegation that jackson was so intoxicated on one trip with former president obama that he was banging on a female employee's door, her hotel room door and the secret service had to intervene. four sources told cnn that incident occurred. and that secret service had to intervene. the secret service is now saying in a statement they have no record, they've gone back and looked, they have no records of intervening in that incident. but new information we have this morning, a source tells cnn today that someone with direct knowledge of those incidents said that there was a conversation between the secret service and staff from the medical unit at the time about jackson's disruptive behavior.
there's a lot going on here. but clearly a lot of these allegations are still unanswered. and there is a reason that jackson withdrew his nomination. the white house was not prepared apparently to defend him well enough that he could survive this confirmation process, ryan. >> the question becomes is this now more about the 2018 midterms. thank you so much. meanwhile, the presidents talking about the findings from the investigation into russian meddling. he tweeted, quote, house intelligence committee ruled there was no collusion between the trump campaign and russia. as i've been saying all along. it is all a big hoax by the democrats based on payments and lies. there should have never been a special counsel appointed, witch hunt. democrats on the committee put out a dissenting report accusing the republicans of not conducting a real investigation while all of that was happening. we learned that the russian lawyer who was a key player at the june 2016 meeting at trump tower was much more than that.
fred pleitgen is live in moscow and cnn politics reporter jeremy herb is here with me in washington. jeremy, how does the revelation change the narrative about that meeting at trump tower? >> yes, we've heard from her since news of that meeting came out last year, that she was there independently of the russian government. she was not there on behalf of the russian government. i think a lot of the investigators from lawmakers to robert mueller doubt that. and so what we learned yesterday from "the new york times" story and also her interview on nbc was, you know, she actually did have contact. you know, she was an informant for, you know, the chief russian prosecutor. and i think what we, you know, it's, again, back to motive. she was supposed to come to this meeting with dirt on hillary clinton. meeting instead was about sanctions and about, you know,
adoptions as it's been called. so i think, you know, what we now need to see is who is pushing her into that meeting and why was she really there. >> i ofred, have we heard anyth from moscow? what are they saying? >> well, they're not saying anything at this point. one of the things they've always said is they have no contact with natalya, they never have. the kremlin denied that on several occasions. one of the things that's interesting is she is coming out with this as show she was basically pushed into a corner to do it. some e-mails between her and the prosecutor jury eremy was talki about. her whole communications were deeper and more friendly it seemed also than she had been letting on. that led people to believe she had much closer ties to him than she was saying originally.
it's interesting she's coming out saying she's informant. one of the things many people are asking is what exactly does that mean. does that mean she has some sort of official capacity? she indicates she doesn't. there's others who believe she might be some sort of russian agent, maybe inofficially. that certainly might have play add role in that meeting as well. one of the things that's very important to also state is rob goldstone at the time wrote an e-mail and in that said there would be a russian government lawyer coming to that meeting. it seems to be something where her relations with the russian government, with the very powerful and important man, the state prosecutor, seemed to be a lot closer than previously thought, guys. >> even if the democrats and the house intelligence committee believe this investigation was for, republicans say it is closed, it may be mueller that ultimately has the say. fred pleitgen in moscow, jeremy herb in washington, thank you. president trump skipping the annual white house
correspondents association dinner instead of spending tonight being roasted by the so-called fake media, as the president loves to call them, trump will be spending time with his michigan supporters, returning to his favorite setting, a campaign-style rally. joining me now to talk about this is congresswoman brenda lawrence. she's a democrat from michigan's 14th district. congresswoman, thank you for joining us, especially on a saturday. >> thank you for having me, ryan. >> let me first get your reaction to the latest developments on the russia investigation. the news that a russian lawyer who took part in that trump tower meeting is now admitting that she's an informant for the russian government. does this raise concerns for you about possible collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin? >> i have from day one said it's extremely important we get all the facts. so when we withdrew from a congressional hearing, it was troubling. because we didn't have all the answers. now we're getting even more
information. this is extremely troubling. as you know, the russians are not our friends. we have a long history. and all of our intel have shown that we must be diligent in protecting the american cybersecurity, our borders and everything when it comes to this invasive destructive approach that russia has taken to taking down the american structure. >> all right, let's talk now about the president's campaign rally. tonight's going to happen in your state. this is what the president sent out in a tweet earlier today. he said, quote, look forward to being
in the great state of michigan tonight. major business expansion and jobs pouring into your state. auto companies expanding at a record pace. big crowd tonight. it will be live on tv. congresswoman, michigan's unemployment rate has dropped since the president took office. there is signs that the economy's improving. can you give president trump any other credit for this turn in the economy in your state?
>> what's most troubling to me about michigan and donald trump's philosophy, let's talk about education. the city of detroit has been ranked in the lower percentile ever since he's been there and there's been no improvement. you have betsy devos who has admitted i do not visit or had i paid attention to the school districts struggling. i know for a fact we have auto industries and i supported lowering the tax percentage for corporations. but i also stress that where is the impact. where is the lifting of the lower class or the working class people when you talk about these tax cuts. now, someone will say, well, everyone got $250. but look at what he has done. his administration when it comes to health care. he has raised the premiums. so if i have $250, it's going to
go toward me trying to provide health care for my children. and the immigration picture. so here we have -- >> if i can stop you for a second -- >> -- telling us we need more immigrants to fill our workforce and he's attacking. >> i know you want to raise a couple other points but if i can just press a little bit on the economy. the unemployment rate is lower in michigan. i understand you're upset with the president on health care and education and immigration, but what about the economy? do you feel, you know, if you can even set the president aside, do you feel the economy is improving in michigan? >> it's improving but we have 45% unemployment in the city of detroit. so while you want to talk about the unemployment rate declining, i will say we have a lot to do. i said, i agree we needed to lower the corporate rate for our corporations. i was a mayor. you have to have a strong economy. and you have to have businesses that can survive. i'm waiting for the trickle down. >> right.
okay. so, you know, obviously the president pulled out a surprise victory in michigan. that was the first republican -- he was the first republican to win since 1988. what was it about the president's message do you think that allowhoed him to win in yo state? >> he talked about -- which for the auto industries is extremely important. he talked about providing, investing in our infrastructure. where michigan infrastructure is a big deal. our roads are in such disrepair. he talked about bringing people together. and he has not kept his promise. i can tell you our roads are still in disrepair. and we have not gotten inf infrastructure. i can tell you immigrants in michigan is a large portion of our population. and his divisive and insulting comments that he has had to when it comes to our immigration policies, daca and the dreamers,
has been totally disruntive. he's coming to michigan on a totally different platform now because he's had time to prove what he will invest in, what is his policies. and so it's going to be a big difference when it comes to 2020 in michigan. >> all right, congresswoman brenda lawrence, the president heading to your state tonight. we appreciate you giving us an opportunity. all right. have a great day. still to come, a win for president trump's personal attorney michael cohen. why a judge says he will not have to testify in the stormy daniels lawsuit. at least for now.
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cohen is also facing a criminal investigation in new york and doesn't want to incriminate himself. you'll remember stormy daniels claims she had an affair with president trump back in 2006 while he was married to melania. trump's personal attorney has admitted to paying $130,000 before the 2016 election to keep her quiet. the porn star is suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement. she argued it's void because trump never signed it. so let's get our cnn legal analysts to hash out what this means. joey jackson is in new york. the most famous alum from the college -- >> you're the first. >> and ariba martin is in los angeles. stormy daniels attorney is not happy with this delay. explain what it means for the case. >> well, essentially stormy daniels attorney was asking the court to allow it to take depositions of both michael cohen and president trump. he wanted to move this case
along pretty quickly to get the case to trial. the judge said wait a minute, even though we can have a concurrent civil trial while someone is under federal investigation, we have to look at whether doing so would cause that person to be prejudiced. in a nine-page decision, the federal judge in los angeles said to force michael cohen to give deposition to continue with this case would prejudice him. he filed a declaration in court last week saying he would take the fifth amendment. if he were forced to answer any questions. because of this ongoing federal investigation. and the judge found his declaration and his arguments that he would be forced to incriminate himself if he had to answer questions under oath. the judge found that to be a compelling argument. and essentially said this case would be stayed for 90 days pending some outcome with respect to the federal investigation. we should note this judge also said an indictment is likely to happen with respect to michael cohen. >> so joey, if you're defending
president trump or michael cohen and maybe you see it differently depending on which one you're representing, how do you see this decision? >> i dethe decision as right on point and good afternoon to you, ryan, good morning to you, areva, in california. my advice would be to settle this case. this case has peril written all over it. why is this decision proper? it's proper because we're talking about a civil case that's pending in california. civil cases involve moment, in this case, a nondisclosure agreement. whereas criminal cases involve freedom, involve wrecking families and fupt tures. it's quite common for a civil case to be stayed pending the outcome of a criminal case. now, the judge said 90 days. it could go on from there. my advice is you have to get this case from out from under you. if president trump testifies, we
know how he plays fast and loose with the facts. i think there's peril in terms of perjury. i just don't see the sense in proceeding in this case. do whatever you have to do, but settle it. there's no sense in moving forward. that's my view. >> let me just add to that, ryan, although i agree with joey, the best course of action would be to settle the case, but there's a wrinkle here. this isn't just about getting out of the disclosure agreement for stormy daniels. remember, michael cohen has also been sued in this case for defamation. stormy daniels attorney said michael cohen defamed her. so it's not as easy for cohen to say i'll dismiss the action involving the nondisclosure agreement. he's facing potential huge civil damages for defamation. >> whatever it is, whatever it costs, if you're the protector of the president, get out of this litigation. ryan, i always said that the mueller investigation was potentially problematic. i mean, having the development
of this. i think mueller's not going to take trump down, i think avenatti is going to take trump down. for the current moment, think it's the right course of action to have this matter stayed for 90 days. >> michael cohen asserted his fifth amendment right this week. i want to pray for you what president trump has said about people who assert their fifth amendment right in the past. take a listen. >> from what i see, he did absolutely nothing wrong. there were no campaign funds -- >> then why is he pleading the fifth? >> because he's got other things. he's got businesses. so there are five people taking the fifth amendment like you see on the mob, right, you see the mob takes the fifth. if you're innocent, why are you taking the fifth amendment? >> so obviously we heard the president defending cohen's right to take the fifth amendment there first and then essentially saying the only people who take the fifth amendment are people who are connected to the mob. joey, is that a fair assessment by the president? why is it so important cohen is taking the fifth? >> of course it's not a fair
assessment. look, here's the reality. that is political hyperbole. when you're on the campaign trail and you're looking to, you know, scorch your opponent, you say hey, taking the fifth, they're all guilty. it's an outrage. you'll have people chanting and agreeing, that's true, that's true, speak if you're innocent, speak. on the legal side of the matter, it's customary, if you're going to be implicated, we all have a constitutional right. it's called the fifth amendment. as a result of that, we stay quiet. in terms of the other issue, michael cohen needs to be quiet. why? because anything you say, we've all heard it, can and will be used against you in a court of law. so he does himself no favors no matter how articulate he may be or smart he may be to say anything regarding the case. >> right, and areba -- let me move on to another topic if that's okay. and this week, you know, michael cohen, or the president acknowledged michael cohen has been representing him in this stormy daniels saga.
he said he knew nothing of the payment. now by essentially saying cohen was the person who represented him with stormy daniel, isn't he implicitly saying that he was aware of this payment or that put him in a sticky situation in terms of that legal admission? >> i think we need to stop and acknowledge what's happening here. we're talking about the personal attorney for the sitting president of the united states. we're not talking about ordinary litigants who, as i agree with joey, would take the fifth amendment. would do everything to protect themselves from a criminal prosecution. we're talking about the personal attorney for the president who we should expect to be above reproach. we're talking about the president of the united states who we should expect the truth from. but what we're getting are these inconsistent stories suggesting that someone's not telling the truth. either the president was represented by michael cohen, he agreed to the settlement, he knew about the settlement, he has knowledge about the payment or he didn't.
but we keep hearing these different stories and that is a problem for the federal investigation that's happening with respect to cohen and probably the mueller investigation that's happening. it's also an issue and will be a big issue in the civil case. at some point, the truth will have to come out. people are going to be under oath, ie, michael cohen and possibly the president of the united states and they will be forced to tell the truth. the public deserves the truth and we deserve better than what we're getting which is these inconsistent stories and this tennis ball that's going back and forth about whether he knew or didn't know about the settlement. >> joey jackson, areva martin, i appreciate it. >> thank you, ryan. >> an historic momenten on the korean peninsula. both north and south korea agreeing to denuclearize a decades long war. what do these developments really mean? does president trump deserve more credit?
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just a day after the historic summit between north and south korea, president trump is weighing in on plans for his own talks with north korea's leader. tweeting out, quote, just had a long and ver good talk with president moon of south korea. things are going very well. time and location of meeting with north korea is being set. also spoke to prime minister abe of japan to inform him of the ongoing negotiations. let's bring in cnn's will ripley. he's live from seoul. how much did that meeting between north and south korea move things forward? >> will, it moved things forward in a number of ways. it teed up the potential summit with president trump as expected
to happen in late may or early june. also of course these very stunning but vague declarations that north and south korea are pledging to move towards complete denuclearization of the peninsula and also saying they want by the end of the year to sign a peace treaty formerly ending the korean war. of course ryan we know they can't do that without the united states, china and the united nations being involved. there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. >> now, president trump obviously tweeting this morning that he was speaking with japanese president abe. what is japan's role? are they supportive of the president meeting directly with kim jong-un? >> prime minister abe has been side lined a bit in all of this. although he did get -- he was a bell to save face a bit when he had that meeting recently with president trump and president trump assured him he will bring up the issue of japanese citizens abducted by north korea. that's a very important domestic issue that prime minister abe has not been able to get much ground moved with the north koreans. so if president trump can raise that issue, it will certainly
help prime minister abe score points at home. what he wants ultimately is his own summit with kim jong-un. >> and then of course the big question that still remains is where will this summit take place. any thoughts as to where this location may end up being? >> two u.s. administration officials familiar with the discussions say if the united states is leaning towards singapore, we've been hearing for a while that singapore is the front-runner because they're looking for a neutral location here. that rules out pyongyang or washington or beijing or seoul. but there's also still the possibility it could happen in sweden as well. the only issue with sweden is if kim jong-un is willing and a bell to travel that far. >> will ripley, thank you for that update. let's discuss this now. joining me to talk about these developments is a former senior adviser to the state department. and albina, what's your take on this unexpected diplomatic move? it must have been, for someone
who's been tracking the movements in this part of the world to so long, it must have been incredible to see these two leaders of north and south korea come together. >> i don't think it was necessarily unexpected because we know president moon jae-in has been trying to establish these sorts of connections for a very long time. in fact, he worked for president ro mien, the predecessor, so this is really the legacy, and that is really the third interkorean meeting that's really begun with president kim dae-jung in 2000. >> obviously north korea had to be willing to participate. is it economic sanctions, is it pressure from washington that led to this? what do you think is the most important aspect? >> it really is the entire package. i think the very strong show of force from the u.s., the intent that the united states was really willing to put maximum pressure. but frankly also the very close
show of alliance and cooperation between the united states and south korea. and between moon jae-in and president trump i think absolutely pushed kim jong-un to come to the table. >> there's a word being thrown around amongst all these world leaders, due nuclearization. is there a different view of denuclearization even that there is here in washington? >> oh there is no doubt. i think that is exactly the problem. that's why we've been trying to solve this very difficult problem. for almost, you know, 25 years. we can try to blame one administration or another and try to say that every administration failed. it's essentially partisan politics. frankly, every government and all these hard working diplomats, they deserve a lot of credit. they really did try their best. in the end, it comes down to the fact that north korea has a fundamentally different idea of what denuclearization means. from what the united states and the rest of the world means. >> right.
is there a chance that kim jong-un feels his nuclear program is at a stage where he doesn't need to test anymore and he already has a place of power? >> clearly, that is why he's willing to come to the negotiating table with apparently such a strong sense of confidence. on the other hand, i think he is also showing a sense of weakness. otherwise he wouldn't be here. so i think we do have some leverage. now it's the time to really test that. >> the other big question out there is human rights violations. how far, if president trump gets in front of kim jong-un, how strong does he need to be about serious and systemic changes to north korean culture? >> well, that is also fundamentally the problem. and really the nuclear weapons is part and parcel of the regime and the nature of the regime itself. it's a regime that is willing to invest so much of its capital in these weapons of mass destruction, in and willing to actually starve and torture its people in exchange. so you can't divorce the two.
and i have to say that president trump, despite everything else and all the criticism, the one thing he has been so consistent about is on condemning north korea's human rights. so we'll see and i think if he continues to press north korea on this, that's great, except it will make the denuclearization process that much more difficult. >> i wonder, too, how much do we really know about kim jong-un as a man? it's such a secretive country. i would imagine before summits like this, the state department prepares a president for all the little idiosyncrasies about a world leader when he goes into a meeting like this. do we know enough to prepare trump for a meeting like this? >> it is a secretive regime but on the other hand, how well does the world really know president trump. >> right. >> i think it almost doesn't matter. think kim jong-un has revealed himself to the world so much more than his two predecessors. and i think that we actually probably do know more about kim jong-un. it almost doesn't matter.
i think that we have these two leaders who are quite ening an ma ining an matic, including president trump himself, so it's certainly going to be a summit like the world has never seen. >> how difficult will this be to implement? >> i think again this summit is not so much about a deal. i think the summit is really about setting the tone and the atmosphere and about really setting off the whole process. and from there, it's a momentum. and from there is really where the hard work begins. >> okay, balbina hwang, thank you. brand-new secretary of state mike pompeo on his first overseas trip meeting with leaders and delivering a strong message about the future of the iran deal. whoooo.
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mike pompeo is on his first overseas trip as secretary of state. he arrived in saudi arabia a short time ago and met with the saudi foreign minister. he'll be dining with the foreign minister later today. the iran nuclear deal expected to be a major topic of discussion. pompeo saying president trump is unlikely to keep the u.s. agreement in place. cnn's alise labit is following the details of this trip. >> he just arrived, met with the foreign minister. tomorrow he'll meet with the crown prince. i think we're getting back to, ryan what we expect, you know, from a secretary of state. secretary tillerson never really had the air of having the ear of the president, of really representing the president's policies. we see mike pompeo just
confirmed on thursday, head out for that meeting in brussels, wanted to engage, and now he's already in the thick of it, talking about iran, talking about other issues. and then he'll be going on to israel and he's really kind of hitting the ground running. >> literally the quickest trip for a secretary of state and then got on a plane. you mentioned having the ear of the president. it seems already pompeo's word abroad is carrying more weight than tillerson ever did. do you expect that to continue? it seems as though the relationship is a close one. >> you never really had that kind of relationship with rex tillerson and previous secretaries have said and even mike pompeo, even when he met with all the secretaries before he was confirmed, the one thing he said that's the most important is the relationship with the president. he built that up by giving him the daily intelligence briefing. he knows how to talk to this
president. when he goes overseas and he says something, these world leaders know they could take it to the bank. they might not like what they're hearing because sometimes secretary tillerson had a little bit of a different view on the president and thought he could sway this president along. we've seen that's not the case. i think you'll see a lot more consistency in terms of u.s. diplomacy. >> pompeo says something and the president tweets something completely contradictory -- >> i think you'll see a lot more echoing what the president says rather than trying to get in front of him or change his mind at least publicly. >> just quickly, you know, how important is secretary pompeo with this deal with north korea and the summit? >> well, he's the man, you know, we heard he went out over easter, met with kim jong-un. this intelligence channel between the cia and the north korean intelligence has been in place for years. and so that's how that was originally set up. those intelligence officials. but now secretary pompeo is the chief u.s. diplomat, i think
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sacramento suburb. >> we had a team in place that was able to take him into custody. he was very surprised by that. >> reporter: for those who survived the golden state killer's attacks like jane carson sandler, released mixed with shock as new details emerge. >> i also lived in citrus heights at that time. he very well could have been my neighbor, which is -- i just can't imagine. i often wonder how long he stalked me. >> reporter: carson clearly remembers the maxed man broke into her home. >> he ran down the hall and had that flashlight in my eyes and that big butcher knife facing my chest, he immediately said with clenched teeth "shut up or i'll kill you." >> reporter: law enforcement officials believe deangelo is responsible for 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in at least 10 counties. they say he also terrorized some of his victims by phone.
>> i'm going to kill you. >> the fact that he would call his victims years in some cases afterwards just to continuously torment them underscores the type of person he is. >> reporter: he was the type to not leave fingerprints. police bring were unable to ide the suspect until recently. he's expected next in court on may 14th. stephanie elam, cnn, sacramento, california. >> stephanie, thank you. there's more ahead in the next hour of the "newsroom" right after this short break. we're learning senator tester is responding to president trump's tweet today calling for his resignation, saying he'll never stop fighting for them as their senator. we'll have more on that at the top of the hour. first, in tomorrow's season premiere of the united shades of america, bell heads to the bo p border. how does a wall affect people on both sides? >> what do you think when you hear talk about the wall?
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are proven false. the secret service is unable to confirm and deny any of the phony democrat charges which have devastated the wonderful jackson family. tester should resign. the great people of montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. admiral jackson is the kind of man those in montana would most respect and admire. now for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered, not fair, tester. what are those allegations? they include improperly dispe e dispensidispens dispensing prescription drugs and overseeing a hostile work environment. the white house says it has documented that show some of those allegations are false. cnn's abby phillips is tracking this story for us from the white house. senator tester not going anywhere. probably not a big surprise. abby, this might be a bigger problem for the 2018 midterm