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you're a sunday school teacher? >> i am. >> reporter: does this violate the tenets of your religious moral life to be kind to a fellow human being. >> i'm being kind to the citizens of this country it. the citizens that have built this country and have something that the world covets and wants. we have to protect that. >> reporter: and before the deportation bus drives away for the day, someone places this on the front of it, words from the poem on the pedestal of the statue of liberty. gary tuchman, cnn, decatur, georgia. >> reporter: here in the cnn newsroom. i'm aina cabrera in new york. president trump unleashing today on twitter slamming the investigation. he calls a $20 million witch-hunt. raging on the media. what he calls the fake news. calling a "new york times" story long and boring and then this from the president. i hereby demand and will do so
officially tomorrow that the department of justice look into whether or not the fbi, doj infiltrated or surveilled the trump campaign for political purposes and if any such demands or requests were made by people in the obama administration. he's referring to recent reports that the bureau sent someone into the campaign in 2016 looking for potential ties to russia. president trump equates that to the fbi spying on his campaign. cnn correspondent ryan nobles is at the white house right now. the justice department is already responding to the president's demand. >> yeah. that's right, anna. the president's tweet yielding results already. the department of juts tis saying today they are going to instruct the inspector general to expand the investigation which we should point out was already taking place into whether or not the fbi correctly acquired surveillance waivers to look and to track certain people that were involved in the trump campaign. this is a statement that came out earlier today from deputy attorney general rod rosenstein saying, quote, if anyone did
infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for presidential reasons we need to know about that and take appropriate action. so essentially what the inspector general is going to do now is expand this look into those tactics by the fbi to see if there was any political motivation behind it, and that's what the president has been harping on over the past two days on his twitter feed, suggesting perhaps that someone connected to president obama himself personally instructed the fbi to look into this potential action by the trump campaign as an effort to help another presidential cape. doesn't mention hillary clinton by name, but you can certainly see that's what he's alluding to. you'll see if him packets the mueller investigation at all, ana, but we know it took a tweet and the department of juts tis is taking action. >> something he's been harning on for the past couple of days and for month, as we know, ryan. our colleague dana bash i understand spoke with the president's lawyer rudy giuliani who apparently had a lot to say
as well about the president demanding this investigation. what more can you tell us? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. rudy giuliani said that he agreed with the president, that this is something that the department of justice should lock into and said there was quite possible there was a political motivation behind this investigation, but the big revelation from daya's conversation with rudy giuliani is that he said that robert mueller told him that the investigation into the president's campaign could end by as soon as september 1st. there are a lot of caveats to put alongside this declaration by rudy giuliani, the first being that the conversation with mueller he said took mace more than an hour ago and a lot has happened in that month. the other thing is that giuliani indicated this was part of a conversation with robert mueller about whether or not the president would sit down for an interview with the special counsel, and he seemed to say as though mueller said if he grants this interview we could wrap things up as soon as september 1st and the other thing, and a big caveat, looking for anything
that giuliani says with a degree of skepticism. there's been numerous times since he became the president's lawyer where there's contradictions between what he said and what the president himself and his own client has said much less what's coming out of special counsel's office. this is an important note that at least from this perspective the president's own council thinking that the investigation of the trump campaign could be over as soon as september 1st. ana? >> thanks for helping to unpack t.bring in our panel for analysis. join us cnn intelligence and security analyst and former cia operative bob baer and paul callan. i want to discuss the president's tweet today and now the response from the doj from rod rosenstein. what do you make of the response? >> i find it to be bizarre on two counts, number one, that it the deputy attorney general of the united states would take an order to start an investigation via tweet. i mean, wouldn't the president call him in? wouldn't there be had a little bit of nuance in the order?
he's just reading a twitter feed and telling the justice department how to operate. i just find that bizarre. >> do you think this investigation is legitimate? >> well, i think that if the president calls for an investigation he's technically in charge of the department of justice. he has the right to ask for an investigation. whether this would be the format for it, having the inspector general, which he's sort of the internal investigator for the department of justice, and the president's tweets and his entire attack on the investigation to date have hinted at this deep state conspiracy involvement of the hillary clinton campaign and the democrats to put their thumb on the trump campaign. >> and the obama administration wehe brought in here. >> seems bigger than having the inspector general, an internal investigator for the department of justice, handle the investigation if you're going to have one. >> bob, what the president appears to be talking about are the recent reports that the fbi dispatched a controversial to talk to trump aides to try to
get information out of them. how unusual is that? >> well, ainna, it's not unusua at all if the fbi believed that the russian intelligence was trying to infiltrate the trump campaign through carter page and a number of other people it's natural for the fbi to collect counterje counterintelligence on this. that's what the fbi does for a living. it stops fbi, and to do that they run confidential informants into the suspects, and they do it all the time. in this case it was the national security agency which referred it to the fbi, possibility that carter page had been recruited or was being recruited so fbi as far as i've seen, i've seen no other evidence is doing what it's supposed to do. >> based on what our sources at cnn had telling us this person was not embed or plant-- embedd planted inside the campaign. would you consider what we've
learned spying? >> no, not at all because the fbi does not collect political intelligence. it investigates crimes. in this case it's the crime of espionage, and this is what the fbi was doing. unless there's a new piece of evidence but certainly that's not come out. ana, this reminds me when trump said a couple of months ago that trump tower had been tapped, the phones there, and that turns out to be absolutely wrong. i don't think that this president understands how the intelligence community works, and he does believe in the deep state and he believes there was a conspiracy against his campaign, but i could never see the fbi responding to a president who said go after an opponent of the democratic party. it's not the way the fbi works. >> guys, i want you to listen to what democratic congressman ted lew had to say earlier about the president's demand. >> i'm glad you brought that up because the president's tweets today could suggest he want to obstruct justice again. if he is trying to influence a federal investigation against
him by saying we now need to investigate that investigation, depending on how he does it, that could be obstruction of justice. he needs to let the investigation against him proceed without any political interference. >> paul, do you agree that this could be potentially obstruction of justice? >> well, i think there is a theory that would support, that the theory being that if this new investigation, the purpose of it that was ordered for one reason than was to hurt the mueller investigation because the mueller investigation is getting close to the president, that would be the kind of corrupt purpose or corrupt intent that would support an obstruction of justice charge, and, you know, it has -- the two are related very, very -- very -- in a very important way because probable cause for fisa warrants that were issued back at that point in time may have emanated from some of the information by these so-called spies or informants. >> all right. thank you, both. paul callan and bob, thanks.
appreciate it. joining us is former trump campaign adviser steve cortes and democratic strategist maria ca cardones. if democrats think that would clear the department of justice and fbi, why not welcome the probe? >> a couple of things, number one, this is not an appropriate call for an investigation by this president because the reason he's doing it is because he believes or he seems like he was slighted by a political opponent. this is a very autocratic dictator style move on behalf of this president who believes that any government agency within his purview under his direction can be used against political opponents and that is not the kind of country that we live in. if that's the case he should go live in a dictatorship which is clearly something that i believe he really wants as opposed to a
real democracy, and, number two, it also shows, ana, that the way that he's conducting himself in public underscores just how inept, clueless, out of the loop and uninformed he is about how the fbi functions, about how the intelligence agencies function, and i think that his own advisers have not done him a good service if they haven't briefed him and he's what, a year and a half into his presidency. >> maria, you know what. >> it makes him seem unfit for the office of the president. >> i for you to call him clueless and inept, it reminds me a lot of 2016, the very thing you said then, that you've been saying for two years, when you dismissed our entire movement, when you said we had no chance of winning, and more importantly. >> i never said. >> when you dismissed the voters. >> i never said that he never had a chance of winning. >> you have been dismissing, every time i've been with you on air you've been dismission the
trump vote and the trump movement. >> when did i mention the trump voter just now, steve. >> i think you should listen. this is part of the problem with the president. i called the president inept. i never mentioned any trump voter. >> because the voters support what you say is an inept person. this inept person -- >> i did not mention the trump voter. >> this inept person by the way who is a self-made billionaire and is the president of the united states of america. he's that inept. i'd love to be that inept some day. i think we can all hope for that. but, look -- >> who the majority of americans did not vote for. >> okay. let steve finish so we can keep our eye on the ball here. >> did he win? >> he did not win the popular vote, no. >> did he win the presidency? >> he lost by almost 3 million votes. >> steve, let me ask you this question. if the president didn't do anything wrong as i know he has said over and over again, i know you believe him, why is he working so hard to discredit this investigation into russia election meddling and the
potential of any connection with his campaign? >> right. listen, ana, i'm glad you asked me that because as americans we don't believe in the principle of let's start an investigation and see if there was a crime. none of us would agree to that, right? it's not okay for me. it's not okay for you. >> that's not what started this investigation. there was evidence that russia was meddling in the 2016 election. that's what started this investigation and george papadopoulos is the one who was part of the trump campaign who said he had heard from somebody that they had -- that russia had dirt on hillary clinton. >> okay. >> george papadopoulos was an utterly irrelevant figure, somebody who deeply involved in the trump campaign i had never heard of or met. he was an extraneous figure. whatever he believed was irrelevant. here's the point. there was no collusion, and by the way, even if there was collusion which there wasn't, not a crime, so what we have here is an investigation in search of a crime which is utterly un-american, and i think
what the president is finally doing thank goodness is saying enough of this nonsense. there is a way to investigate a president per the constitution, and that is the congress. the congress has every right to oversee the executive branch. it has the right in fact to impeach the president. what is not okay is the president's own department of justice creating an internally untouchable investigation, an untouchable force of attorneys, most of whom hate president to pursue the president without any oversight and that's the problem we have with the mueller investigation. >> that's not true. >> first of all, a it's the people that he appoint who had are leading the department of justice, and they are republicans, steve, when you look at rob rosenstein. >> that doesn't mean anything. such a red herring. to say they are republicans -- ana navarro claims to be a republican what does that mean, it don't mean anything. the republicans have been as obstructionist as the democrats have been towards donald trump as he got into office. here's the thing. it is donald trump against the
washington swamp so the idea that they are registered republicans, comey and mueller, does that mean a thing, of course it doesn't? >> are you hearing yourself. steve, this justice department is not the trump justice department. this justice department -- >> yes, it is. >> does not work for the president of the united states. >> oh, yes it does. study the constitution. >> this justice department works for the american people and that's exactly what this president who is so inept and unfit does not understand. >> the american people hired him to lead the justice department which is part of the executive branch. if you need -- if you need -- listen, if you need to study the contusion please study it. >> i think you need to read it. >> the executive branch includes the department of justice. >> it is independent of the president. the justice department is absolutely not independent of the president. the congress is. >> they need to have the ability to do their investigations
without influence by the president. maria and steve, thank you guys. i always can expect a heated and passionate discussion of the issues when we're on to go. i appreciate it. chilling details tonight about the school shooting in texas. just ahead, new information about the gun battle between police and the attacker. you're live in the cnn newsroom. delivery should look like this. handcrafted layers of clean food you can give your kids. tomatoes. even the picky ones. panera. food as it should be. now delivered. fthere's flonase sensimist.tchy and watery near pollen. it relieves all your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. and all from a gentle mist you can barely feel. flonase sensimist.
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pablo sandoval has been speaking with survivors about other members of the community just to get a better sense of how they are holding up and i know you're there at the school for back laurea baccalaureate services. >> reporter: there's a very difficult and long road here for about 350 high school seniors. they are in a very difficult place, graduation expected to happen in the next week and a half or so. tonight the baccalaureate service that leaves many of these students to reflect and pause on some of their classmates as well. we wand -- we want to have a conversation with todd tonight. tell me about tonight's service and what have the last 48 hours
been like for you. >> i'll start off with the service. it was great to have everyone there, all my friends and family, great to have everyone there together because, i mean, when we're together it's like this huge amount of positive energy to fill the room and it was great to be able to step back for a second, step back and realize that everything is going to be okay because we have a great community here. i mean, there's a lot of love here. >> reporter: you told me earlier today whatever troubles you may have are small compared to the families who lost their loved ones. >> there's been plenty of people asking me, i mean, how do you feel that you've had the graduation joy taken away from you and i responded to all of them it's really hard to think about graduation joy when there are families and friends of people. i've had -- i had friends that
were lose their lives and it really puts everything in perspective and makes you realize what's important here. >> during the service for sabisa sheikh, the pastor was calling on the youth of texas to walk the footsteps of the parkland shooters and do you think we may see that in santa fe? >> i'm not sure what i understand what you're saying. >> reporter: the movement that we've seen after the parkland, florida shooting, students speaking out and trying to prevent something like that happening again. could we see that play out in texas? >> possibly. right now we're just coming together, just really loving each other and trying to comfort each other right now. it's a hard time, and through the love of god we're just trying to give it to everyone now. >> thanks so much for take the time. >> of course. >> reporter: congratulations on your graduation and our thoughts
and prayers. >> just heard, it erica, one of the young men or women headed out of high school for the next chapter of their lives but they have already lived through so much more that many of us may have seen in a lifetime. >> reporter: appreciate it. thank you. we also want to share with you some brand-new details which are emerging in the last hour or so about exactly what happened inside santa fe high school early friday mornings how the 17-year-old shooting suspect battled police before surrendering. david ortizies, of course, is charged with capital murder being held in -- dimitrios pagourtzis has been held in sol criconfinement. he describes this as a 27-minute gun battle with cross-fires and let me get you through these details because these are breaking details. the county sheriff telling cnn
this shooting was contained in the art lab section of the school and four minutes into the shooting that's when officers engaged the suspect and then there was a 25-minute gun battle so process this for a moment with me. a texas school, santa fe, texas, and there's a gun battle inside that school in the art lab section of the building between the shooter and police officers. now, when we asked the sheriff if all of the ten individuals who died were shot by the shooter, he said that we were going to have to wait until the autopsy reports were completed and finalized by the medical examiner after the final 25 minutes. the shooter surrendered to police and from the probable cause document then we know the shooter, the accused shooter told officers that he spared some of those students because he was hoping that they could tell his story, but, again, this
tells us for the very first time what transpired inside that school. >> and that's raising even more questions as you point out specifically, whether or not some of these victims were in fact killed by the shooter, and that's something we're waiting to find out as well. appreciate it. send it back now to my colleague ana cabrera in new york. ana. >> thanks. to think that that shooting lasted 30 minutes. must have felt like an eternity for all involved. thank you. up next, armageddon in paradise. live pictures out of hawaii where dangerous lava is on the move. we'll take you to the foot of a volcano, plus, it's the event that the seaworld still talking about, but what was it like once the cameras stopped rolling? new details next. you're live in the cnn newsroom. ! when i got unlimited, they told me they were all the same. well, verizon has the largest, most-reliable 4g lte network in america. honey, what if it was just us out here? yeah well, i guess, uh, didn't think about that. verizon did. (vo) go with the best. starting at $40 for four lines. ♪ ♪
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your song, and he also was very touched i think an everybody was touched when they were there. other things that happened were that when prince charles made his remarks basically everybody was almost teary, and that was a very emotive moment because he referred to harry as my darling old harry. you don't say something unless you mean something like that. i think his emotional outpouring to his son, called him his baby boy, was very moving for everybody, and then also i think he saw, you know, the deejay, a very famous english actor, so i think we saw a lot of different people we didn't expect, and the only person that was really annoyed not to be there, and that was the former duchess of york. >> i heard that their first dance was to i wanna dance with sub- >> the whitney houston song. >> i thought that that was fun, a fun detail. >> yes, you're right. totally right and in 2016 meghan markle shared with lifestyle
magazine we know that that was her happy song. >> a feel-good song is what i would call it. >> we know that they aren't going to go on a honeymoon right away. what do we know about what's next for the duke and duchess of sussex. >> you're right. they are not going away immediately. they are actually staying in town. again this, shows the closeness with prince charles because they are staying and going to buckingham palace to a garden party on tuesday. that is for his 70th birthday, and it's going to be honoring lots of the charities that he's been involved with so i think they have postponed everything for him. there are rumors, albeit not confirmed, that their first stop after that might be the republic of ireland, and then after that delayed somewhat they may depart well after tuesday and later down the road, perhaps to botswana. that's, of course, where prince harry took meghan when they were dating, and he took her out there to be alone totally with her. >> and then there's this new bio of exmarkle has now on the royal family's website. it really plays up her activism, her female activism, her work
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has the royal baby watch already begun? >> everybody obviously thinks about that but we're not going to go there. they both declared they do want children, and if you recall meghan markle had been in africa, and she was very involved with a girls school out there, and she had helped them to establish a well so they didn't have to spend so much hours carrying water and that's when prince harry fell in love with africa with the schoolchildren. he first felt a connection with the children there for those that had lost their mothers because of who he had lost so i believe the two of them couldn't want children anymore and they have been practicing with prince george and princess charlotte because they live there in kensington palace close to apartment 1a where they win. >> hillary, thanks so much. thanks for joining us. up next, geysers of water spewing from the ground in hawaii. we'll tell you where the dangerous molten rock is headed next. we'll check in with stephanie e
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>> that staggering site and sound of volcanic bombs exploding as a had a's kilauea volcano spews molten rock into the air and if that wasn't enough hawaiians on the big island now face another threat. it's called lays that form when it reaches the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and class particles in the air and can cause lung damage and skin irritation. people say that laze can be deadly. two people died to it back in 2000. our stephanie elam joins us now. hawaii is known for its beaches. how will they keep the people away from the coste with the new laze threat? >> well, right, ana, one thing is that the lava has flowed over
137 which is a highway that runs along the coast in this part, the southeastern part of the island here, that's one way and also from the water. the u.s. coast guard is keeping a perimeter there to keep people away from getting close toss that lava flow into the ocean of about 1,000 feet they want people to stay away from it, so that's a concern, and then here on land, let me step out so can you see what this looks like, it's still bubbling here and throwing lava up into the sky. since we've been out here today we've watched as the volcanic gases have increased behind that fountain that you see there and then also to the side there's another bit of cass being emitted from there. this is new developments as this eruption continues to move. it seems so maleable. some of the fissures that used to be sort of dormant coming back to life and the lava still splattering and you see that sea of lava cascading down the hill and what you understand is there's at least two structures in this area here that were
taken out by the lava and then in the distance there's another fissure that's still very active, and it's mainly active with volcanic gases. during the day you don't see as much red and at night it goes off like that, you can see it launching rocks and volcanic gases high into the sky. it looked like at one point you saw him go several hundred feet and that's obviously a big concern when the lava bombs come down. they can be very, very canning rouse. seems never ending especially looking at live images. it sends glass pathicles and hydrochloric acid not air. what are hawaiians doing to save safe? >> keep people out of that, really one of the biggest concerns is the sul fir dioxide. they are seeing the levels interest tripled, deadly gases,
so toxic and if you can get too much it can give you a headache and weigh on your lungs so be careful of that. that's part what have you see behind me, the big white cloud. they are strong and need gas masks to be around them and that's part what have they are asking people to be vigilant about and staying away and watching the winds. if the gases in our case were to change and come this direction we'd have to leave, but it's a lot of paying attention to how things are blowing and moving. it's something that requires much attention in this smaller area of hawaii. >> i know you were doing what you need to do to stay safe, stephanie, but definitely i'm concerned for you on our team there. we appreciate you keeping us appraised of what's happening on the ground in hawaii as the lava continues to spew from the fissures. for the science of what to expect next from the kilauea volcano, i want to turn to cnn meteorologist tom seder. tom, hawaiians are having to deal with hot lava, sulfur dioxide and now laze. what's the outlook? >> it seems like it's getting
worse, ana. what we do not know is how much longer this is going to go on. the hazards are all there. we're all becoming better educated with the terms like vog and fountaining and spatter. take a look at this. can you believe they are having lava viewing parties. i just can't believe that people have not evacuated the area. please understand that only 5% of the hawaiian islands are being affected. the other end of the big island is a good 70 miles away, but the scientists and geologists that are studying the lava put out a report even a week ago, a week and a half, saying that the lava that we've been seeing through the fissures is from the 1955 eruption, that at some point it was going to become much hotter and more liquefied, and that's what happened in the last 24 hours. so if you notice this lava trail, again, ana, on a grander scale, fissure 20 has met up with fissure 22, so the lava that's now coming and oozing out of the ground is much hotter and moves much faster and now that these two have joined they have moved three miles all the way to the ocean. that's where you get into that
problem. laze. if you look at the other issue, the sulfur dioxide levels have tripled, we have more lava that's oozing. pack in the 509s we had a lava flow that added 500 yards to the island and the other end of the island is 300 miles away and the laze is only affecting one area. the hydrochloric acid and the gas, one small area right now, but on a grander scale when we pull out, they are open for business. they want you to know we've heard that there are cancellations taking place next september and october. now, commercial flights will not go into this -- this ash. we had two eruptions over the weekend. one registering a 5.0 on the richter scale, but the jet engines, when the ash gets into the engine, first it gets warmed, liquefies and then the air flow cools it down and it becomes a gummy tar, so they are going to stay away. there's really no air restriction because it's such a
small area, but, again, tourism is still booming. we want everybody to know, yes, it's a phenomenon that is scary and frightening. we have an injury with a man getting hit and if you go to the hawaiian islands this won't affect you unless you go to the volcanic national park. something we should all know. >> tom saider is, thank you. still ahead, despite a bump in the road the meeting between president trump and north korean leader kim jong-un is still on. how president trump is preparing ahead in the "cnn newsroom." clean food that looks this good, eaten at your desk. panera. food as it should be. now delivered.
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leader kim jong-un just over three weeks away, june 12th, trump spoke with south korean president moon jae-in. the north will likely be a topic of conversation tuesday. the summit is set for june 12th in singapore and brings us to the weekend presidential brief, a segment every sunday night highlighting some of the most pressing information the president needs waking up tomorrow and joining us cnn national security analyst and former national security adviser sam vinagrat. sam, let's dive. in we have seen the president tweeting about the russia investigation this weekend. shouldn't he be focused on the summit and whether to proceed? >> i would hope so. we have three weeks to go. but i think north korea's counting this as a win because it looks like kim is calling the shots. think about it.
they have gotten us to change the pre-conditions for meeting. we said we wouldn't go unless north korea committed to denuclearize. bolton said we are still showing up and overly flexible and kim is determining what the pre-conditions are. donald trump also said before that we haven't given anything to north korea before sitting down at the table. now there are reports that we have agreed not to fly b-a 2 bombers over the korean peninsula to not make kim upset. we want to salvage the summit. again, it looks like kim is dictating what it takes to get us to singapore and what the united states can and cannot do. >> putin obviously has some role in this region but he is awfully silent. why? >> he has been and creepy but, you know, i think he is really delighted to see this breakthrough shakier and shakier and to see us get more isolated from our allies on issues like iran and just because he' quiet doesn't mean things aren't
trending in the favor. last week an amendment to extend the term limits. i'm guessing this's gong to pass. he went to sochi and hosted major meet wings the military brass. he unveiled an illegal bridge to crimea just to show that he could. he brought assad to russia again just to show that he could, to show that he had that kind of power. and he met with angela merkel in russia and gave her flowers and they talked about that issues that russia and germany aligned on against the united states like iran and an energy pipeline. >> you mentioned iran. still unknown what will happen with this iran deal that the u.s. has removed itself from. where do you think putin wants to see things go? >> this is a win-win for putin any way you kit it on iran because the united states is isolated from the allies that putin likes and looks like we're not a credible. we backed out of an agreement argue trarly and the russian
economy is highly dependent on oil. oil prices go up without the waivers because more iranian oil iss is taken out of the market. i think we are waiting to see if and when iran is changing the tune. they're saying to stayin the deal but the clock on u.s. sanctions is ticking. and unless iran gets some certainty that it will be able to continue contributing the global economy i think they're going to start making threats soon. >> another country the trump administration talked talk about is venezuela, having election today. what do you expect? >> well, calling this election is really going way too far in that it's a sham. secretary pompeo said that earlier today. we know that this is an entirely staged operation by the maduro regime. we know that the current president is going to win and what we don't know is how the united states is going to respond. the trump administration has
sanctioned venezuela several times over the past year or so. and what we are waiting to see is how it reacts to this latest election and results which aren't credible and if it does things like sanction venezuelan oil and as we just discussed if more iranian oil coming offloon it's less likely the trump administration putts constraints on venezuelan oil going to market because it doesn't want to restrict it. >> and gas prices up here in the u.s. thank you so much. good to have you. we're back in just a moment. s t, tracfone keeps you connected, for less. can you send that to me? yeah. our smartphone plan gives you talk text and data with unlimited carryover for just $15 a month, no contract. all with nationwide coverage... tracfone. for moments that matter. all with nationwide coverage... ♪ rawwggwwrughh! well, i told you they wouldn't have it. rawwggwwrughh! it's ok, it's ok. we've got time. ♪ [impact collision] rawwggwwrughh! [impact collision] ...ughhhh! what!!!
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you are live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera. president trump announcing on twitter to officially demand tomorrow that the justice department look into whether the fbi infiltrated his 2016 campaign for political purposes and whether it was at the request of people within the obama administration. also, breaking tonight, the president's lawyer rudy giuliani confirming that he is talking timeline with the robert mueller special counsel team. and that they could wrap up the probe by september if the president agrees to an interview. more on that in a moment. first, i want to begin with cnn's ryan noebles at the white house. what is the president demanding here? we know there's doj investigations into the suspected improper fbi actions. >> reporter: yeah. that's right. the short answer is we don't know