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be sure to catch an all new "united shades of america jshlgamerica" right here on cnn. we have much more on the newsroom and it all starts right now. hello, thanks so much for being here with me, i'm pamela brown in for fredericka whitfield. president trump will arrive back in the white house after a weekend at camp david and new information surfaces about the russia probe. the special counsel sending a letter ordering that trump cannot obstruct justice. this was part of the letter that was sent to mueller's team back in january and the letter also discusses trump's power to pardonen. saying that the president probably has the power to pardon himself and giuliani also weighed in on the chances the
president will sit down for an interview with robert mueller. >> we have to keep an open mind, just to be honest, i'm leaning toward not. but if they can convince us it will be brief, it will be to the point, they have five or six points they have to clarify, and with that we can get this over. >> let's go to white house correspondent boris sanchez, so what else did rudy giuliani say today? >> rudy giuliani simply reiterated what we saw in that letter that was published by the "new york times" from the trump legal team to the special counsel. giuliani said that he would have organized it differently, but he said he agreed with about 85% it v of it and there was that portion where the president could potentially end any investigation, being the nation's top law enforcement officer would give him that authority, at least according to rudy giuliani. the president's legal team writing, if he wished, he could terminate the interview or even
exercise his power to pardon if he so desired. giuliani went a step further saying in theory, the president could pardon himself although he says trump is not likely to do that. listen to this exchange. >> the letter also cites the president's pardon power, do you believe as the president's attorney that the president has the ability to pardon himself. >> he's not, but he probably does. he has no intention of pardoning himself, but that doesn't mean he can. that's an interesting discussion, on can the president pardon himself. it would be an open question, i think it would probably get answered as, gosh, that's what the constitution says, if you want to change it, change it, but yeah. >> rudy giuliani also making the case that a possible remedy for this situation would be for trump's legal team to prove that the special counsel is
illegitimate, something giuliani says is the president's right to do. >> paul manafort, what was he saying about paul manafort? >> it's clear that president trump is aiming to put some distance between himself and his former campaign
advisor, writing, quote, as one of the only two people left who could president, why wouldn't the fbi or the department of justice in quotes have told me that they were secretly investigating paul manafort on charges that were ten years old and were previously dropped during my campaign, he should have told me. paul manafort came into the campaign very late and he was with us for a short period of time. he represented reagan, bob dole and many others over the years, but we should have been told that comey and the boys were doing a number on him and he wouldn't have been hired. of course trump's statement conflicts with the timeline, there's been widespread reporting that the fisa warrants that were approved to surveil
manafort after he left the trump campaign. further the notion that paul manafort played a small role in the trump campaign, is a bit o a mischaracterization, after all, he helped organize the republican national convention and took part again in that controversial meeting with russians in trump tower in june of 2016, a meeting that was also attended by donald trump jr. and jared kushner, pamela. >> and you typically don't tip-off other people around that person that that person is under investigation for good reason. >> right. >> boris sanchez, thank you so much for all of that. julian, and attorney seth barrensweig, a professionor in -- if they can convince us as in mueller's team, if they can convince us that it's just going
to be a short interview, narrow in scope, then we'll consider it. ishe onus on mueller's team to convince them of that? >> if you go through the letter that he and a lot of people are talking about today, that is a very interesting letter, that's light on the law and big on the bluster. it really cuts to the heart of what we're really talking about here, which is the scope and breath of executive power and privilege. none of that applies to things that occurred prior to president trump becoming president of the united states and a lot of what mr. mueller wants to talk about is exactly that, this letter in the conversation just kind of ignores that and for things that happen after the inauguration, the supreme court has largely dealt with that in the case of u.s. versus nixon talking about the fact in the face of a subpoena in this kind of an instance by a special prosecutor, that executive privilege is very narrow in scope, these are the kinds of issues that are very light on the law, it was not a very
impressive letter and i think the president is going to use this to drive a car into this kind of dispute, we're going to enter into constitutional crisis. >> and do you, the way that they laid out these arguments, do you think they're basically saying that the president is above the law by saying the president can't obstruct a probe because he's the chief law enforcement officer. >> they're saying it without saying it, right? they're saying basically that since he is in charge of the executive branch, what he says goes and therefore he is the law, so if the president in this instance was going to pardon himself, that would really be a historic preference with regard to a conflict of interest. that's not something that's supported anywhere in the law, i think you also raise an interesting point on timing, this letter was written about 24 hours -- so the timing of this is very interesting in terms of
the messaging that it conveys. i think it really goes back to ask the question, is this really about a legal principle or really about just making the political point? >> and to be clear, to be fair to giuliani, he did say that the president wouldn't pardon himself because he wouldn't need to. i wanted to make that clear. i want to bring you in because this memo that trump's legal team wrote back in january to mueller's team, said that this statement that was short and accurate that was put out about his son's controversial 2016 trump tower meeting with russians, this contradicts what we have heard from the white house and trump's lawyer on at least five occasions, how problematic is that? >> it's problematic and it's one of many examples that the president or the president's team contradicts themselves. and rudy giuliani did talk about themselves not only being on target, but on fact.
these controversial statements are at the heart of why mueller keeps investigating and why there are so many concerns about what actually happened. there is not a straight story from the president and a prime example, this meeting really was a centerpiece of the concern of what happened before that election. >> it certainly is something that robert mueller has been looking at and i want to go to the sound that you alluded to, what giuliani said on this frump tower meeting development this morning. >> i mean, this is the reason you don't let the president testify. you know, our recollection keeps chging or we're not asked a question, or we make an assumption, in this case i made an assumption and we got it right out as soon as it happened. so i think that's the case here. >> if the president's legal staff can't even recollect, what
does it mean in terms of a potential interview? >> i think it means t they don't want him to get anywhere near an interview in this case, it's really what somebody would call a perjury trap, this is somebody who has a difficult time walking a straight line, and this is not somebody who you want sitting down with a special prosecutor, and in many insta e instanc instances, they can provide a statement that is inconsistent to the prosecutor's office. >> that's already been charged by mueller's team for lying to investigators. >> and also martha stewart, which was interestingly also a pardon conversation just yesterday. >> to put this all in perspective, what do you make of this 20-page letter, it's significance six months later and the significance of it coming out now? >> i think it was done intentionally. i think this was part of a political argument. the president very much sees this as a political not a legal
problem, and their audience is the electorate and their audience is the republicans in congress. part of this campaign is to raise questions of the legitimacy of the entire investigation, from the fbi to robert mueller, and the second part is to make really expansive claims about presidential power, sending out signals and sending out words that suggest the president can really do whatever he wants and is above the law in certain respects. i think it's a twin part of the campaign and it explains some of the pardons that we have been hearing about this week. >> and giuliani himself a little over a week ago admitted that, look, this is part of a pr strategy to sway public opinion to undermine the probe in case it ever comes down to impeachment. julian, seth, we do appreciate it. >> you bet. and another world leader is lining up to meet north korea's dictator. a report says that syrian president bashar al assad will
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is. approximate u.s. is vowing to keep up the pressure on north korea ahead of the upcoming summit between president trump and president king in singapore. >> for now we must remain vigilant and we will continue to implement all security council resolutions on north korea. north korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable steps to
denuclearization. >> nick, i'm going to start with you here, because this appears to be tough talk from mattis and on the other hand you have president trump seemingly changing his tone on the meeting, saying it's a get to know you session, indicating we no longer want to use the phrase maximum pressure campaign. do you feel they're edging toward a watered down deal? >> certainly that's a concern that secretary mattis was trying to address with some of the united states allies when he was speaking there in singapore and he did have a one-on-one meeting with japan's defense minister who had believe previously said on saturday, what are we supposed to understand? is it maximum pressure or are there still sanctions and the japanese defense minister also pointed out that kim jong-un is coming to the table without
putting anything on it, as president trump says is getting to know you, the japanese position on this and they're an important u.s. ally here, there should be verifiable -- so there is real concern but the way that secretary mattis shapes this, he said, ok, the strength of our security is in trust between each other, we have to work in that trust, we can't take it for granted, clearly speaking to these concerns, but he said it's up to us, defense and security chiefs, to do our job and let the ditplomats do theirs. what they're saying is that president trump wants to sit down with kim because he thinks he can achieve something from across the table. so it really does focus it down on can president trump really do what he seems to think he can
do, which is convince kim to do something which neither he nor his father nor his grandfather have done in the past, the historic precedence is there to say that may not be likely, the south koreans want this to happen, saying let's not be imprei imprisoned by the history here. on the face of it right now, president trump does not have himself in as strong a position as he could have zone at this stage. >> and sam, i just saw you tweeted earlier, you know, 101 planning for a summit is to get your talking points coordinated. you have planned many summits before under the last administration, what do you make of what's going on right now? >> to nick's point, secretary mattis is doing his job which is to maintain a credible deterrent while the diplomats and while the negotiators osz citizensably work out what we want from the summit. but coordinate on your talking points, the lack of consistency in what we're saying can be exploiteded by the other side.
if there are public gaps in what we're saying that we want, they could try to drive wedges between the negotiators and the president and exploit any weakness possible to get what they want. what this is also exploring is that i believe on friday that we're kicking off a process with the north koreans to figure out what complete verifiable and i reversible denuclearization is going to look like, we're kicking off a process in terms of what we want and what we're willing to give in exchange for north korea making progress in certain areas, so it's that bifurcated process that will hopefully lead to a successful meeting in singapore. >> and kim will meet with bashar am assad, the leader of syria,
and a possible summit with vladimir putin, is this kim jong-un trying to change his staff your ahead of the world summ summit? what do you make of this? >> i think the fact that they are announcing this right now is certainly some part of signaling by the north korean regime, precisely to what end, a reminder for president trump that he is not going to do a complete about face and change the man that he is, change the leadership that he has, it should be slightly troubling that he wants to send this message now, but he wants to come to the table in a position of strength, and again, it underlines the difficulties faced by kim taking on -- previous administrations would have had in the past. i think what you're seeing here is an opportunity for the rest of the key players here, and assad is not one of them by any stretch of the imagination, but
china, russia, south korea too, japan to a certain degree, but particularly from the russia and china perspective to see what direction president trump is going with kim jong-un, how president trump plans to play this, and their own national security interests lie because of this. and perhaps that means in the future china may not be so ready to ramp up and implement the sanctions that secretary mattis is using to get kim to the table in the first place. the global partners that president trump has used to get to this position may not be ready to do this again because they see the way that he's going to play this, it may not be in that national security interests, it becomes more complicated, president trump has essentially shown his hand here and it does seem to be, you know, that gamut of i'm going to pull it off, whatever i need to convince kim of in that first face-to-face, i have to have a
face-to-face, otherwise this goes nowhere. >> no doubt they are watching closely everything the president says and does in japan, is also raising concerns about the summit telling the u.s. not to reward north korea just for showing up at a meeting, sam, is president trump embracing the theater of this and not paying enough attention to the substance of it? >> i certainly think so, but i also think that this meeting or potential meeting between kim jong-un and assad is not an accident. and i think it's a signal from kim jong-un to president trump but i think for another reason. you have to ask yourself why is state run media in russia making this known days before kim arrives in singapore, he knows that president trump is deeply focused on the summit to happen. he's inviting a war criminal to pyongyang and knows that president trump is not going to make a har ashls harshly worded
statement condemning the travel. so this summit with assad is a signal from kim saying that he feel s he has the upper hand going into this meeting. police are searching for a gunman who may have carried out four you a four murders in arizona this past week. nick payton is in scottsdale with a preview, nick? >> reporter: the four dead are a forensic psychiatrist, a parallel, and an artist impressionist eflg but no name but what might be the motive.
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well, police in arizona are believe may have killed four w people in a series of shootings, the latest in a mental health counselor who was found dead on saturday, and now a psychiatrist who worked on several high profile cases including jonbenet ramsey. nick, are police linking these four cases? >> reporter: well, so far -- [ no audio ] >> okay, we seem to be having some technical issues there, nick watt in arizona, we hope to get back with him soon, but in the meantime, i want to go over
to diane gallagher, who's covering an emotional day, members of the america a rmarjo douglas holds it's graduation. >> they moved the graduation because it was expected to be so large, it's a class of nearly 800 students, each of them got about six tickets and really, the teachers have been working to figure out, how do they balance this grief and graduation, they took the beginning of the ceremony and probably the most difficult part for so many to get through to acknowledge those seniors that did not make it to graduation day, and the families of those seniors, including those four who were killed in the valentine's day massacre, their families or family friends for those families who say they just couldn't bear to be there today. they came and accepted it, pam,
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should do? >> say stop, think, do your home work. do you really want a system where a judge can lose his or her job because of one lawful yet unpopular ruling? what does that mean for the next litigant in our courtrooms if judges are afraid to make unpopular rulings. >> the judge says he can't specifically talk about the turner case because it's under appeal. but the commission on performance found no wrong doing or bias or misconduct with regard to his ruling, but the backlash have been fierce, it began after the victim's emotionally searing letter to turner went viral. you took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time. in newspapers, my name was unconscious intoxicated woman, for a while i believed that's all i was. critics of the sentence began to
mobilize, led by stamford law professor michelle dauber a family friend of the victim raised millions of dollars. >> i think emily doe's victim impact statement in many ways really serves as a manifesto for the me too movement. even though it predates it, it helped to launch it. >> i think people like to criticize judicial rulings, i would simply encourage people to dig a little bit deeper before they make that decision and think about the downstream damage to our justice system if this recall succeed. >> reporter: heavily outspent, per s persky and his allies hay ies a
by double digits. if the recall succeeds, he would be the first judge recalled in 65 years. >> a dangerous situation on the west coast with massive wildfires forcing people to flee their homes there. in northern new mexico, a second town has been evacuated as the park fire has grown to more than 31,000 acres since it ignited on thursday and hundreds of firefighters are battling a blaze in southern california, laguna beach police say that evacuation orders remain in place for about 300 homes there, officials are hoping thunderstorms in the forecast will give firefighters a short reprieve from it all. meantime three people in hawaii have been rescued after being stranded in an area cut off from lava there, spewing from the erupting kilauea volcano. those residents who chose to ignore manned tear evacuation orders are now without power, cell reception, land lines and
water service. civil service went through the neighborhoods warning people that lava was about to cut off their escape routes but some chose to stay. first responders said they have no plans to evacuate anybody who did not evacuate. but they will air lift those in the way of the lava if the danger spreads any further. scott, any idea why the holdouts stayed behind? >> reporter: so it is really hard to get information from this area, pam, because obviously we can't access that area, in fact first responders can't even access that area at this point because it is completely cut off by any kind of road or land route without packing through some serious bush with lava encroaching just a couple hundred yards away, so communications are extremely difficult in that area, but those first responders, the ones
who did that final sweep telling people, hey, the lava is about to cut off their escape, and some said they didn't have anywhere else to go so they were opting to stay and take their chances. the good news is that that area is, that isolated area is under a voluntary evacuation area, but there are other parts of the island that have been told you need to get out or you'll be arrested. there's no incoming threat of lava in those areas, on the one side, you have molten lava, and the other side you have the ocean, so there's not a lot of good options for people. there's no cell service, there's no water, there's no land line service, so these people have really no way of communicating, so if they do want to be rescued, then they're going to have to send some kind of signal, maybe spray painting sos
on their front lawn, however they can do it, authorities have said they're going to regularly go through there with a helicopter and search for those types of signs, but otherwise, they're really on their own, and the lava continues to move that way and really has no signs of letting up any time soon, pam. >> scott mclean, thank you so much. no one had any trouble keeping up with this week's celebrity white house visitor, how hollywood meets washington, up next. not cool. freezing away fat cells with coolsculpting? now that's cool. coolsculpting safely freezes and removes fat cells. with little or no downtime. and no surgery. results and patient experience may vary. some rare side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling. ask your doctor if coolsculpting is right for you. and visit coolsculpting.com today for your chance to win a free treatment.
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your climate change initiatives. >> a >>. >> reporter: and a trip to 1700 pennsylvania avenue could be to receive a big award, or maybe just to snap that classic oval office picture with the commander in chief. >> jesus was booked so i invited my buddies kidd rock and ted new negligent. >> reporter: in fact entertaining the most famous people in america is a time honored tradition for american presidents. nix harry truman compared musical notes with duke ellington and still when it comes to meeting the president of the united states, even stars get nervous. >> you're so scared. and he looks like he's nine feet tall when you get up to meet him. >> reporter: and while the u.s. president may arguably be the most powerful person in the
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you are in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in the newsroom. president trump's legal team saying the president probably won't pardon himself, the stroke of a presidential pen, making criminal charges and convictions just go away. but can the president pardon himself? it's never been tested. but legal analysts here at cnn say if president trump does pardon himself for any crime that may result from the special counsel investigation, it will amount to a self-executing impeachment. this comes at the "new york times" published a special letter from the trump team to the special counsel of the russia investigation. that letter claims that the president has the power to shut down the entire investigation. and rudy giuliani says the president