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backtracking on his comments that directly contradict the white house. this time, on the at&t and time warner merger. time warner is the parent company of cnn. giuliani originally saying on friday trump personally denied the deal. the white house scrumping in to damage control mode this morning, saying not the case. then one hour later, giuliani scrambling to clarify his original comments. cnn's boris sanchez live for us at the white house. what's going on? >> fred, that is a question that some here at the white house have begun asking themselves after rudy giuliani yet again weighs into territory he should not be getting involved in. giuliani was brought in to help defend the president in the special counsel probe and yet again he's forced to clarify remarks about something off topic. this all started when giuliani spoke with the huffington post about a payment made to michael cohen by at&t to help sort of grease the wheels with the
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attempted merger with time wa , warner, the parent company of cnn. he said, and i quote, the president denied that merger, they did not get the result that they wanted. of course, the problem with that statement is that it contradicts everything that we've heard from the white house previously on this, over and over again, we've been told that the president has had no role in the decision by the department of justice to challenge this merger, in fact, this morning, we heard from sarah sanders, who told cnn that the president did not deny that deal, it was the department of justice who did. about an hour later, we heard from rudy giuliani. he spoke with my colleague dana bash, trying to clarify his remark, saying that the president told him directly that he did not interfere in that decision. despite these comments coming from the white house, we should point out that the president has been very vocal about his opposition to this merger and it's led to questions about his involvement in the department of justice and decisions made by a
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separate branch of the government. here's some of what president trump has said publicly about this proposed deal. >> at&t is buying time warner and thus cnn, a deal we will not approve in my administration. >> i always felt that's a deal not good for the country. i think your pricing's going to go up. i don't think it's a good deal for the country. i'm not going to get involved. it's litigation. >> as i noted this isn't the first time rudy giuliani has had this sort of unforced error. you'll recall days after coming on as the president's personal attorney, he had this interview on fox news. which he contradicted much of what the president had previously said about the stormy daniels saga and his awareness of payments made to her by michael cohelp. of course, the president said shortly after that giuliani t t didn't have all his facts straight. he sort of chided him publicly. unclear how the president feels about this latest clarification from his personal attorney.
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he is on the golf course, our cameras caught him swinging away this afternoon. >> all right, boris sanchez, thank you so much. another day, another denial. so how does all of this play out? let's bring in our guest, co-author of politico's playbook daniel litman and princeton professor julian. giuliani walking back on another statement, on at&t and time warner merger. so who's being damaged with this? is it the president? is it giuliani, is it both? because there's also a sense that giuliani is speaking on behalf of the president. he pronounced to be his mega phone. >> i think both of them are getting damaged in terms of credibility. rudy giuliani, as we at politico, we spotted him at the broward county courthouse yesterday. he was intervening in a separate
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minor legal manner of a friend of his. even though he said he's going to focus completely on the trump case. and so clearly he's distracted. but he's also somewhat who just says what he thinks, and obviously he said the president stopped this merger or else he would not have said that. obviously too candid in some situationings. >> there is some precedent, the president has expressed that he's not for this merger. so even if the president didn't have a hand, the white house says it was doj. is it damage already done by kind of planting the seed of thought that perhaps the president has expressed, that he wanted to, you know, deny this merger? >> absolutely. giuliani has been able to keep opening the line of questions, rather than closing them down. he did that with all the issues related to michael cohen. and now he's doing it with this
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question that has been on the forefront of the minds of people following this. did the president intervene in an area that really should be handled by justice and should be handled as a question about mergers rather than politics? by making this state, he's now opened up the story, he's opened up the speculation, and that's not what the president needs on the week he's been making all these foreign policy pronouncements. now there are questions about what's going on in the administration. >> we also learned president trump's personal attorney michael cohen was paid $600,000 by at&t last year for consulting services, you know, trying to learn about the president. so if it's not illegal, you know, daniel, how does it look for the president and for the potential merger? >> yes, it's just not a good look for any company to hire someone michael cohen who had this reputation for being trump's personal fixer.
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and he, you know, he said he would basically give up his life for the president, and he is not phone asknown as a person who h clean legal hands always. so at&t's head of policy in washington had to leave the company. but this news yesterday from rudy, that helps this merger go through, because their attorneys can go to court and say look, president trump's lawyer said he blocked the merger, and that is not legal. you can't have the president acting like it's a banana republic and just denying company's transactions willy-nilly. >> i want to get your view on this. telling npr that the probe was an embarrassment, quoting him, embarrassment for the president. he later attempted to clarify that statement at the white house rose gordon to cnn's jeff zeleny. and let me apologize in advance for, you know, there is some
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background music so it may be a little distracting but just listen closely. >> in the npr interview, you said the president is somewhat embarrassed by that. >> actually corrected it and said -- >> okay. >> distracted? >> it's not true. it's a distraction. >> all right so julian, which statement do you believe? >> i think it's a little of both. i'm sure there is a sense of embarrassment when he's meeting with leaders from overseas and he's being asked about these kinds of questions and the story of the potential corruption of an election comes up. but it is a distraction. that's empirically true. this is a story that keeps coming back. it doesn't goway. it consumes a lot of attention. even if those moments of the month when president trump has policy decisions and policy progress to talk about his supporters, he can't get away from this.
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so i think both are at work and this explains some of the anger and and notimosity you can see hear from the office toward this investigation. >> i want to get your thoughts on the comments made by the white house aide about senator john mccain, daniel, first, here's the white house budget director mick mulvaney speaking out on the subject a short time ago, listen. >> let's look at this in context. that was said in a private meeting inside the white house. it's not like you might say something really nasty about me off the air and that doesn't have that much impact. you come on air and say it, now that's a problem. this is a private meeting inside the white house. it was a joke. a badly considered joke, an awful joke, that she said fell flat. i get all that. i think she's handled it appropriately. >> so, daniel, why is that the distinction that matters? it was said in private versus whether she said that publicly.
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>> clearly, in any other white house, this aide, kelly sadler, would get fired. imagine if this happened in the obama administration when someone who worked for the president criticized a republican senator in these types of terms. but in this white house, kelly is a valued member of the staff. she was at work yesterday. and when she apologized to meghan mccain, you know, two days ago that call did not go well according to our sources. and so clearly they have this, you know, someone in the white house in the two dozen people who were in that communications meeting, they thought that this was out of line but clearly the white house hasn't even apologized for it. >> so julian, is this a case in which it's important for the white house, the president, to take a stand to apologize, or is this really a matter of just, you know, the aide? she apologized to the family and that's enough? >> it's bigger than that.
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i mean, the president has lowered the bar in terms of what kind of rhetoric is acceptable. e he's done it both as a candidate, as a president. he's used insults equally as bad, if not worse, including when he spoke about john mccain back during the campaign. he set ace tone for his own oval office. he set ace tone for the country. i think that's part of what you're hearing. people are replicating the president. and the president's job is to try to push back on some of this. you can be political, you can be tough, but there have to be some limits to what's going to be said about both opponents and allyings. i don't think the president is doing much to set any kind of boundaries. >> well, remember on the campaign trail, maybe even before that, it was donald trump who said that whole pakistan thing, you know, it's kind of an annoyance and perhaps this is in that camp. >> but most americans would say maybe pc culture has gone too far, but they think onmccain is a war hero and you shouldn't
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criticize him as he lays very ill. so i think most trump supporters as well, they don't like this remark either. >> so far, still no word, no apology, nothing of that kind coming from the white house. >> we're waiting. >> all right, daniel litman, julian selenger, thank you so much. saying it is willing to stop all unannounced missile tests. what will this concession play with the summit with the leader next month? ♪ south l.a. is very medically underserved. when the old hospital closed people in the community lived with untreated health problems for years. so, with the county's help we built a new hospital from the ground up and having citi as an early investor
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these developments ahead of the highly anticipated summit between trump and north korean leader kim jong-un. the two are set to meet in singapore on june 12th according to trump's announcement on twitter. joining me, cnn national security analyst samantha vinegard, good to see you. can north korea be trusted? >> well, the less missiles flying, the better. so on the surface, this is definitely a positive development, at least in the short term. but, fred, i think we have to be really aware of red herrings here and think about why north korea has made this announcement. north korea has agreed to suspend the tests not because they're doing us any favors but because they said they don't need them any more. >> mission accomplished. >> in many ways, this is a victory for north korea. it looks like a concession to us, but kim jong-un has been very clear through the state-owned media agency, state
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run, excuse me, that north korea has achieved its nuclear mission so i think we might have a scenario if journalists go, for example, to this nuclear test site being dismantled where north korea is celebrating their achievements and the fact they were a bell to being this successful in achieving a nuclear capability despite sanctions and international pressure. >> so president trump, you know, has said it, you know, that he's the master of, you know, the art of the deal but what does this tell you about kim jong-un, how he operates? if it's mission accomplished, they got everything they need, there would no longer be a need for these tunnels or this kind of testing, what's his message? >> i think this is part of his negotiating strategy. he's showing he can abide by certain international agreements. he can check all the right boxes. he can deescalate tensions on the korean peninsula and in the
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region when he wants to. but we've seen this kind of show before where north korea takes some positive steps and then they walk them back. so the question is obviously how long will this last. and particularly on this announcement about no more unannounced tests over the coming weeks. i also think this is a little bit of long-term business planning, too. kim jocken has said he wants to focus on north korea's economic development and to attract foreign investment. that's pretty hard to do when you have unannounced missile tests that threaten commercial aircrafts. i think he's also trying to signal to potential investors north korea can become a safer zone for investment. >> and then would there be some real excitement from investors to take him up on this offer? >> definitely a long shot, long way to go. but a first step is obviously signaling through this international agency, which is part of the united nations, that there won't be unannounced
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missiles that could hit commercial aircraft. and it is true that north korea let in this international agency, the icao, to have discussions. and my biggest hope is they let in another u.n. agency, the one that's responsible for monitoring and verifying due nuclearization, the iaea, some time in the future. >> so you mentioned investors might be able for north korea, but that's a pipe dream. what is the real goal, you know, what's kind of that gold pot at the end of the rainbow to be part of a new deal, to be denuclearized? >> i think kim jong-un wants to do two things. i think the first is to show that he was able to achieve this holy grail of nuclear capability, that despite all the odds against him, the sanctions, the pressure, the fire and fury rhetoric, he was able to achieve his goal of a nuclear weapon and to be in this elite club of countries that were able to do
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that. so according to north korea, he's already done that. i think he wants to be considered on par with other leaders like donald trump and to be treated as an equal on the world stage. so he's having a summit with the president in singapore. that's getting closer to that goal. and i do think that he wants north korea's economy to revitalize. again, there's a long way to go between where we are today and the north korean economy showing real signs of growth. the first step of that is easing the sanctions. which have isolated north korea for years. and trying to signal to companies and countries around the world that north korea's a safe place to do business. we can't forget aside from nuclear weapons, north korea has engaged in so many other forms of malign activity that we need to see progress on all those fronts. >> samantha vinograd, we'll leave it there, thanks so much. we're also following this breaking news. jets intercepting a pair of
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russian bombers in international airspace. the russian long-range bombers flew friday into the air defense identification zone, which extends about 200 miles off alaska's western coast. u.s. f-22s intercepted and monitored the russian bombers until they left the air defense zone. a norad spokesman says the russian planes never entered u.s. airspace. another day, another disclosure about president trump's personal attorney michael cohen. we're learning cohen tried to pitch his access to the president of yet another company. so was there any criminal activity? my legal panel weighs in. dear foremothers,
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all right, we're learning new details about president trump's personal attorney michael cohen who reportedly pitched access to more top companies than originally thought. reporting michael cohen made an overture to provide consulting services to ford motor company as well and now special counsel mueller is investigating cohen, asking ford motor company for records after the company rejected cohen's consulting services back in 2017. i'm joined now by avery freeman, a civil rights attorney and law professor. and our guest, a new york attorney and law fesser. avery what could mueller be looking for? >> at least with respect to soliciting these companies, you've got three legal issues
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here. you've got the lobbying question. so with respect to at&t and ford and novartis and all the rest, one of the questions i think if i'm bob mueller is how in the world would a new york real estate lawyer know to even contact? because he is soliciting them, fredricka. how would he know to contact at&t? to contact these companies and solicit and offer his services? what, health care, telecom knowledge? he's a local real estate guy. there are other people involved. and that's what bob mueller wants to know. >> okay so richard, more than $1 million from novartis, another 600,000 from at&t, you know, all of that potentially not really illegal, right, but what interest -- >> it might be. >> -- does it provoke in investigators? >> it provokes a lot of interest, fred. the self-proclaimed fixer looks like he needs a fixer for
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himself, because he's going to get fixed by the government down the road. i think there's a lot of problems for him criminally. not necessarily in this arena though. because the sole issue here, fred, is influence peddling, bribery. he's a conduit in between himself, these other entities and the government. if they can prove, and it's all conjecture, fred, it's too early, but we're guessing here. if they can prove that cohen and trump were selling official acts together, getting paid to sell official acts, that's criminal exposure for both of them. but short of that, fred, lobbying is how d.c. works. lobbying is actually protected by the first amendment along with free speech and religion. so he can be a lobbyist. if these companies were stupid enough to believe that this guy had the contacts with the administration, and they were stupid to believe it, then -- >> maybe, maybe not -- >> -- they threw their money down the drain. oh, please. >> avery, you mentioned
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lobbying, that's common place in washington, but are we saying in the case of a michael cohen, because he's not necessarily registered as a lobbyist, that's where the problem could potentially be? >> civil, civil. >> it's a 1965 federal law that requires specific responsibility of lobbyists. you've got to register. you've got to identify who your client is. you've got to identify how much money you're making. at least 20% of your time has to be involved in lobbying. i agree on one level, the idea of influence pedaling, standing alone, is indeed protected by the first amendment because people have the right to petition their government. so the thought was these corporations would be engaging this guy because it was some kind of connection with the new president. the fact is, they got nothing for their money. they just walked away. so ethically, very important issues. legally with respect to lobbying, i think he slides out from under it. >> so richard, it's a huge
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umbrella. avery's spelled it out. you've got these three, but there could potentially be more. that surround the business of michael cohen. so when you think about -- oh, i think we lost richard, the signal. i'm going to ask you, avery, when we talk about $100 million from one company, $600,000 from another company, $30,000 a month payment, you know, and michael cohen is on the receiving end. and then there were those other reports of his home equity lines of credit being taken out, whether it be for the stormy daniels payment or maybe there are other things. it just doesn't make sense when you hear about all this cash flow or promises of big money from now these big companies. what do you see? ooh, richard, you're back. >> i heard you, fred. >> okay, good, then i'm going to ask you, richard, so what do you see as why investigators would
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now be particularly interested in this flow of money. why their lines of credit, if you've got $1 million from one company, 600,000 from another and there are other, you know, moneys coming in. >> you know, fred, we talk before about oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. that whole thing about having to refinance his home, that was all garbage, fred, he didn't do that. the money that was raised by these foreign entities was used to pay stormy daniels, not any loan refinance personally. that's the issue. did these foreign entities know they were paying off a benefit to the president of the united states, one, and, two, did they get something back in return? because it has to go both ways in order to rise to any sort of criminal liability. >> that's right, that's right. >> so these are the issues, fred. it's so early in the investigation. we just don't know everything that mueller knows right now. >> avery, you're in agreement that these are, you know, at the roots of many investigations? >> i think there's a long way to
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go, but let me tell you something, i think bob mueller's team has a lot more information that we all know about. again, those three elements, lobbying, laundering and election questions are all going to come together at one time and eventually we're going to find out the answer to the extent that michael cohen is or is not in trouble. >> boy, very -- >> he's in trouble -- fred, michael cohen's in trouble. >> i think he is too. >> okay, just unclear, you guys, what kind of trouble you're saying. all right, avery freefreeman, richard -- >> federal trouble, and with the bar association. >> thanks so much, guys, always good to see you, thank you. all right, coming up, if you're going to retire, do it before the midterm elections. that's the message being delivered from a republican lawmaker to the u.s. supreme court justices. why republicans are clamoring for another conservative seat on the high court, next.
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court's swing vote justice anthony kennedy and whether he'll retire when the current term expires next month. a kennedy departure would give president trump the opportunity to craft a supreme court perhaps but with midterms six months away, the republicans fear they could lose their majority in november, making it more difficult to confirm a conservative justice. joining me is steve vladic, a cnn legal analyst, professor of law and constitutional law. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> okay, so if justice kennedy were to retire, what kind of battle would ensue in your view? >> oh, cat claaclysmic one. i think everybody understands kennedy has been the swing vote on the supreme court since '06. replacing him would tilt the scales of the supreme court. certainly if it's trump doing the replacing in a very conservative direction. i think we would see a fight
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unlike any we've seen certainly in a generation and perhaps in modern times over any possible replacement for justice kennedy. >> it's to be presumed, right, that justice kennedy is thinking about that too. i mean, being mindful of if you were to step down and now, versus later, who would likely succeed him? >> this is the irony of chairman grassley's comments. the supreme court justices are quite aware not just of the timing of the confirmation process but really of their own legacies. when a justice thinks about the timing and circumstances of their departure from the court, they're thinking about personal reasons, family reasons, health reasons, but also what it's going to say about them 10, 15, 20 years on, when scholars, commentators, are assessing their legacy. what we know about justice kennedy is he is deeply, deeply sensitive to how he's perceived, and i think that's going to be a big part of his very personal choice with regard to when he's going to step down.
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>> talk to me about the awareness of the political climate a justice would have. it almost seems like all of those things come last and, you know, political climate legacy are at the top. >> i think that's right. obviously every justice is different. every case is different. plenty of examples of justices who were, you know, forced basically to leave court because of personal or medical issues perhaps during a presidency or when there was a senate controlled by a party, they didn't want picking their successor. so, you know, i think for justice kennedy, the question is does he want to step down. is he still enjoying his job which, you know, frankly he's got a lot of power. and if he does want to step down, does he really think that now's the time to do it, not just given the upcoming midterms but given the broader political division and divisiveness in our american political system now. >> hasn't it been the tradition that most of these justices when they, you know, feel like if, you know, it's an issue of retiring, they do it on their own terms, not because everybody
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else is at, you know, urging them to do so. >> yes, i know, the thing that struck me that's the most discordant about chairman grassley's remarks is he knows as well as anybody that these nine people are not about to be bullied by the senate judiciary committee. they're not about to feel like the timing is up to the senate as opposed to whatever their personal predilections and preferences are. >> during the last justice opening when obama was president, the mablimagine lead mitch mcconnell kept that position vacant. saying it was an election year, there wasn't enough time. might that now come back to haunt the gop if there were an opening soon? >> maybe. although i think, you know, no one will be surprised to hear that senate majority leader mcconnell, chairman grassley, have both said, hey, if it just so happens that president trump has a vacancy to fill while we're still in charge of the senate that, you know, rule we evoked in 2016 to deny seat to president obama all of a sudden is not going to bind us.
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as with everything, i think it's very circumstance specific and i think, you know, if a justice resigned in the next couple of weeks or, you know, some time before the end of the summer, i think they'll be a lot of pressure on trump, on senate republic republicans, to get a confirmation done before the midterms, less the midterms themselves become a referendum on the future of court and who's going to be able to fill that seat. >> back to grassley. how unusual is it for a senator, especially one heading up a judiciary committee, to talk like that? >> i mean, you know, i think it's unusual for a random senator. i think chairman grassley is not exactly someone who's, you know, shy. i think i mean realistically i don't think he's talking to the court when he's talking about the timing of nominations. i think in many ways he's actually talking more to the white house, basically saying if this going to happen, you guys are going to have to move fast. >> really, because i felt like he was talking to a justice, like, if you're going to do it, yesterday. >> i think that's how it's
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perceived but, you know, chairman grassley knows that, you know, anthony kennedy is not sitting by the phone waiting forrer if mission from chairman grassley to announce his resignation. so, you know, i don't think this is about what justice kennedy is going to do, only justice kennedy at the end of the day knows that and is going to be the decider of that. i think this is grassley signaling to everybody else if we do get a retirement announcement from justice kennedy, which he hopes is soon, people are going to want to move and need to move fast, left the midterms become a referendum on the conservative balance on the supreme court. >> all right, steve vladic, thanks so much. >> thank you. all right, still ahead, the families of those who lost their frozen embryos when a freezer malfunctioned at an ohio fertility clinic are speaking out about their heartbreak. how the legal cases may or may not go forward.
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he defended women's healthcare, banned military-style assault weapons, banned workplace discrimination, and more. antonio for governor. lawyers for university hospitals in ohio are reportedly asking a judge to throw out some lawsuits filed by clients who lost frozen embryos and eggs at the hospital's fertility clinic. the attorneys failed two couples failed to file the proper legal paperwork. as the heart broken families who lost their frozen embryos in a tank failure are speaking out about their losses. cnn's randi kaye has their story. >> reporter: we spoke with a handful of families in ohio who went through grueling fertility
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treatments. some had cancer, others had health issues that prevented them from conceiving naturally. so they froze their eggs and embryos in hopes of becoming parents one day. >> i think who they could have been. yes, those were our future children. >> reporter: future children. that are now gone. kate and the others we spoke with stored their frozen eggs and embryos at university hospitals in cleveland. so you trusted your eggs, your embryos would be safe? >> yes. >> you never imagined this would happen? >> no, not at all. >> the eggs and embryos were stored in a freezer tank at university hospitals which was equipped with a remote alarm system that should have alerted an employee to a temperature change, but the hospital says the alarm was off so alert was never issued. the lab wasn't staffed saturday night so the temperature in the tank continued to rise, causing
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the embryos to thaw. >> we tank full responsibility. we are sorry this this is a catastrophic event for patients. >> university hospitals says at least 4,000 eggs and embryos were lost. impacting 950 patients. >> what did you lose that day? >> i lost my reason for being alive, really. starting a family was all i had as far as a purpose. >> now i'm never going to know what the waebs are going -- babies are going to grow up to be. >> i lost the hope for my future and not knowing if i'm going to be able to have a child. >> reporter: an attorney is suing university hospitals on behalf of about 180 families he represents. an investigation for the centers for medicare and medicaid services found that the very same storage tank experienced a malfunction in the filling mechanism and remote alarm system in january.
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the tank's manufacturer denies its equipment malfunctioned. >> the hospital, then, neglected to take the necessary steps to repair the concerns raised months before the incident occurred. >> for did they make your clients, their patients aware. >> they made to no disclosure to the patients that they were having problems and a pattern of malfunctions. >> if the hospital has already admitted wrong doing, why the lawsuit? >> well, i think our clients want answers. and they haven't gotten them yet. we're suing for what the law allows which is for compensation for our clients for what they lost and ideally to have changes made to allow the services to be safer. >> reporter: the hospital denied our request for an interview. said patients are their first priority and they're working to improve operations at the fertility clinic. still, that won't help these families. they lost all their eggs and embryos, and can hardly think
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about the painful process of going through ivf again. for some, that's not even an option. >> that was our only chance to have biological kids, because both my cancers were estrogen based. to pump me with more hormones is out of the question. >> reporter: the family's attorney said others have people on staff 24 hours. university hospitals is offering seven years of embryo storage to the families hurt by this. but those we met say it is all too little, too late. back you. thank you so much. we'll be right back. when you combine ancestry's with its historical records... you could learn you're from ireland
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great britain is preparing for a real world fairy tale wedding one week from today. for instance harry and meghan markle are set to walk down the aisle next saturday and we just learned the head of the church, a bishop from chicago, will give the address. cnn's max foster have a takes us behind the scenes where the couple will be wed. >> reporter: windsor castle, home to kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years and within its grounds, the chapel where many members of the family have been baptized married and buried. when meghan markle is driven in, she'll mark a new chapter in this most famous of family histories.
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the car will come into what will be a quite eerily quiet cluster. the first thing that will confront the bride is some 20 steps leading up to the chapel. as meghan markle enters the church, the guests will turn around and see her at the west door beneath the stain glass window. the area will be filled with seats, 600 people in total, and while it looks vast and spacious, it's actually quite intimate at this level. quite a narrow aisle as we move up from the knave into the choir. and a few more steps. as she enters the choir, wherever she looks, she'll find a nod to the nights of the garter. the oldest in the world. high up on the ceiling, a boss, henry the 8th who completed this church 500 years ago. flags represent the current
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nights of the guard including the best man there, prince william, his flag, and below him the seat where he would normally sit. all these plaques represent a night of the guard. a gray marble slab into the aisle, another reminder that henry the eighth. meghan markle with l literally walk over his grave. >> the royal family will be on this side. the bride's family on the other side, and she'll eventually settle up this by the step where she'll meet harry. >> reporter: and with the words i will, an american celebrity becomes british royalty. max foster, cnn, windsor, england. >> and tonight cnn's alisyn camerota shares the untold stories of harry and meghan markle. and a royal match airs tonight at 8:00 eastern and pacific followed by another special d e
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diana, chasing a fairy tale. more ahead in the news room, and it all starts right now. all right. hello again. thank you for being with me this saturday. we start with breaking news of another growing drama inside the white house. more leaks giving us a behind the scenes look as press secretary sara sanders berates her communications team. it comes after a white house aide kelly sadler dismissed mccain's lack of support for trump's new cia director pick. saying it doesn't matter, because and this was the aide saying this, he's, quote, dying anyway during a meeting on thursday. and now we are learning sanders privately scolded her team during a staff meeting on friday. not necessarily for the original tasteless comment, but for the fact that someone leaked that info

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