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"lock him up." >> lock him up! >> lock him up! >> lock him up! lock him up! lock him up! >> manafort had actually been trying to lighten the conditions of his house arrest. he was let out of the courtroom without handcuffs and gave his wife a little bit of a wave. president trump just tweeted out a couple minutes ago, quote, wow, what a tough sentence for paul manafort, who has represented ronald reagan, bob dole, and many other top political people in campaigns. didn't know manafort was the head of the mob. what about comey and crooked hillary and all the others? very unfair. let's go straight to evan perez with more color from inside the courtroom. evan, i know the judge was tough. she said this case has no room for politics and she has, quote, no appetite for this. tell me about what she decided. >> right, exactly, brooke.
and when paul manafort walked in and he was going through those shouts, i was just ahead of him in the line of security to get into the courthouse, and he had this smirk on his face. you could tell that he did not expect that this is the way his day was going to end, with him being led away with u.s. marshals. and look, the judge really was struggling with this decision. she said she had the prosecutors and the defense make their respective arguments, and then she took a 15-minute break and then came back and rendered her decision. everyone was very, very surprised. she said that this was about the integrity of the court system, and really she said that there was no way she could think of crafting any other kind of order that could cover all the possible violations that paul manafort could commit. she said he had been given many, many chances before, and he had violated the terms of his house arrest. he's been wearing ankle bracelets on each leg, because he's facing charges, not only here in washington, he's got seven counts here in washington, but he's got another 18 charges,
counts, over in virginia, where he's facing a federal trial in july. the federal trial here in washington is not until september. so for now, paul manafort is going to be spending time in jail. as you said, the governor described what they said is a five-week campaign by paul manafort to try to craft the testimony of some of the witnesses, reaching out to people in italy and moscow and using encrypted apps and different cell phones in order to hide what he was trying to do. his defense attorneys argued that he didn't know these people were witnesses, and they said that revoking the bail was going to be a very, very harsh testimony. he also said that, you know, the way to do this was for the government to provide the list of witnesses, 50 or so witnesses, and then paul manafort would know these are the people that he could not get in touch with. they also said, we promise this will not happen again. the judge did not buy it, brooke. >> yeah. do not commit crimes while out
on house arrest. evan perez on the latest on paul manafort. we're going to come back to that in a second. let's get to this one now that the other once close trump associate facing legal troubles. one source familiar with the matter tells cnn the president's long-time personal attorney, micha michael cohen has indicated he's willing to cooperate with federal investigators. according to sources, cohen is feeling angry and isolated about his diminished role as the president's one-time fixer. the president responded to frequent questions about cohen during that whole press scrum this morning. >> i haven't spoken to michael in a long time. >> is he still your lawyer? >> no, he's not my lawyer. but i always liked michael. and he's a good person. and i think he's been -- excuse me. do you mind if i talk? you're asking me a question, and i'm trying to answer. >> i just want to know if you're worried if he's going to cooperate with federal -- >> no, i'm not worried, because i did nothing wrong. >> cnn national correspondent
brynn gingras. what changed? >> every day it feels like it's different. that's what we keep hearing, there is more pressure building for michael cohen, and yes, he's feeling isolated, angry with comments made by president trump, by his current attorney, rudy guiliani. we've also been hearing from the inside of the hotel where he's been staying for the past few months that he just looks worn out. he looks tired. he's got a lot going on. remember, today is a big day. today is a about i big day in t currently building against him where there is a deadline, a 3.7 million files had to be reviewed by his attorneys to determine attorney-client privilege, and then turned over to the special master in that case. this is all before criminal charges are even filed in this case. so there's a lot going on, and he has said to friends and family that his family is the top priority. so if it comes to him having to cooperate with federal investigators, he's putting them first. >> and, again, you heard the
president this morning at the white house this morning saying, hey, no big deal, i did nothing wrong so questions on whether or not he cooperates. let me ask you, we know michael cohen has been trying to get this restraining order against stormy daniels' attorney to stop speaking up so much about the lawsuit. a federal judge ruled on that. which way? >> this is a different case. >> totally separate. >> remember, talking about pressure, this is totally separate. so that judge actually ruled later on this month, they'll make a decision. but for now they didn't see a reason to put a restraining order against michael avenatti and cohen and his attorneys filed this, saying basically he's been on a publicity tour. had 120-plus media events, talking sometimes about michael cohen in a disparaging way. and that could impact the case if it were to go to a case or trial for michael cohen. so that we'll have to see how it plays out in the next month. but for now, no restraining order against michael avenatti. >> so much to talk about here.
michael cohen indicating he may cooperate. let me bring in former federal prosecutor and cnn analyst michael zel done and joe more enno. welcome. happy friday. michael zeldin, this judge in this whole manafort case, let me go back to her. her name is ber minute jackson, and this is another quote from her today. this is not middle school. i can't take his cell phone. i thought about this long and hard, mr. manafort. i have no appetite for this. woo! >> tough stuff. but what happened here was that manafort really abused the privilege she gave him by allowing him out on bond in the first instance. and this was not his first strike. remember, he violated the no gag order -- the gag order, the no communications, by penning an op-ed. so this was the second time that amy jackson felt that he was taking advantage of her. she felt, therefore, he was a threat to the administration,
the new administration of justice, and she stepped him back, and he'll spend his time now either in alexandria or orange, virginia, where the u.s. marshal service finds space for him. and that's where he'll stay until there is jail, unless the court of appeals overturns it. >> and this is after, evan reminded us, he had those gps ankle bracelets on, you know, tracking his every move. they were worried he would be some sort of flight risk. remember, they had already bonded him out at $10 million, and now with this -- with the charges of witness tampering, we saw how the judge ruled, joe. i mean, just knowing what he is -- what those suspect that he was up to while he was out on this house arrest, is that just -- how do you view that? is that just a reckless view of the justice system? what's your interpretation? >> brooke, it's so hard to get into the head of someone who does this. someone who has dug themselves into a hole and then just keeps
on digging. it's like they're insisting on hurting their own case. and as we have seen, there's fewer things that a federal district judge will tolerate, less than someone who has violated the trust that has been put in them in allowing them to remain out on bail pending trial. and so to do these things, you know, i mean, i heard the report that, you know, paul manafort was surprised, perhaps, that this happened. i wasn't surprised. when i saw the evidence that was presented about these individuals he had made contact with and the different apps he had used and the different cell phone he had used, i mean, it flies in the face of what the trust that was placed in him. so i'm not surprised that he was yanked back and now put in jail. >> what about michael cohen, michael zeldin? because, listen, we've talked so much about him. we've heard him say i'd take a bullet for this man, being donald trump. that he's this fixer. they go back years and years. i understand what bryn is reporting, that he's irked with the president, that he feels like the way the president is
characterized, who he is and his role as being diminished maybe hurts his feelings. but can you just -- take us behind the curtain. we know that he hasn't talked to prosecutors, so why would he change his mind? and go back on his word and actually cooperate? >> there's a big difference between theory and practice. so in theory, he's, you know, the ray donovan who is going to take a bullet and fix everything. in practice, he's a human being with a family, who is facing potentially an indictment in federal court that if the charges are serious, and he's convicted of, he'll spend a long time in jail. and that informs a person's behavior. whether he, you know, is sending a message to trump saying, look, i'm about to flip, unless you pardon me, who knows? but i think that my experience with individuals who are facing a situation that cohen is facing is that when push comes to shove, all of the bravado falls away to the very human interaction they have with themselves and their families,
and they -- >> family is a huge piece of this. >> that's right. and they behave in their best interests. they don't really stand up for the theory of protecting another person. you know, it's a very special person who is, you know, a secret service agent who can literally take a bullet for somebody. it's quite another person who can pretend to be that person that when it comes to it, cannot do it. >> so, you know, we'll wait and see. it's interesting you say perhaps this is his final hail mary message to the president. maybe he will be cooperating. and joe, we know that as we have been reporting earlier this week, you know, he's saying goodbye to his batch of d.c. lawyers who have been helping him go through the 3.7 million files of evidence that was due today and now he wants these lawyers familiar with the southern district of new york, right, because that's the way the case is proceeding. what are next steps to look out for? >> well, i mean, a couple different avenues this could go in, right? he could cooperate.
he could be charged. he has not been charged yet. we're assuming because. aggressiveness we have seen by the prosecutors in the southern district of new york that charges could be coming, but it hasn't happened yet. so the question is, will he fight it, ala paul manafort, or would he cooperate. and the question is, what does he know. and brooke, as someone who -- >> and what will he get for his cooperation, right? >> well, i mean, it's -- what does he have that's valuable to the government, right? what does he have that helps their case, and is he seen as credible? because the government does not like when someone who kind of, you know, plays games with them as far as what they know. so the government will say, okay, let's hear what you have. let's judge your honesty and how would you hold up as a potential witness, and then we'll talk about what we can do for you, based on what we know. and we don't know what's in those 3.7 or so million documents. >> no, we don't. >> but the government knows and mr. cohen knows. so it's a conversation that very well could happen. >> all right. joe moreno. quickly. >> i was going to add one thing.
he could also just enter into a plea bargain for himself with no testimony if he has nothing else to give. so joe is right. if he has something else to give, he may get a better deal but he may want to plead guilty to get a better bargain. so a lot of options for him. >> we're going to watch this play out. michael and joe, thank you both so much on that. still to come this afternoon here on cnn, a wild morning over at the white house. president trump makes plenty of news, and false statements during this free we'll intervie. also outcry over the situation at the border. immigrant children being torn away from their parents. cnn takes you inside one of the 100 migrant children centers that's been set up. also, after a week of disagreements in his own party over handling north korea, tariffs, the border, republican senator lindsey graham taking heat for his defense of trump. his blunt remarks to cnn today,
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so this morning was kind of extraordinary. the president walks out of the white house and goes straight over to the media. who did he choose to stop and talk to? his favorite tv channel, fox news. and talk he did. for 49 minutes on a wide variety of topics, everything from his recent trip to singapore to former cabinet members to how many televisions are on board air force one. and standing there on the north lawn of the white house, a lawn that you and i pay for with our taxes, he lied. again and again. and so today we got to call him
out. so let's go through it. first on north korea. >> hey, he's the head of a country, and i mean, he's the strong head. don't let anyone think anything different. he speaks, and his people sit up at attention. i want my people to do the same. >> kim's people sit up at attention because they fear imprisonment and murder. kim ordered 340 people to be executed in his first five years, about 140 were government officials, according to this 2016 report from the institute for national security strategy. and the whole "my people" bit as the president said are americans who have the right to freedom and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. when leader challenged on those comments, the president said he was joking. next, the inspector general report. remember, this was 18 months in the making, a deep look at how the fbi handled or mishandled the clinton e-mail investigation. and this morning, president trump said this.
>> i think that the report yesterday maybe more importantly than anything, it totally exonerates me. there was no collusion, there was no obstruction. and if you read the report, you'll see that. >> no part of the 500 pages in the report addresses trump's guilt or innocence in the russia investigation. next, to his former national security adviser, michael flynn. >> i feel badly for general flynn. he's lost his house, he's lost his life. and some people say he lied, and some people say he didn't lie. i mean, really, it turned out maybe he didn't lie. >> uh, flynn pleaded guilty of lying to the fbi, and president trump himself in a tweet said, i had to fire general flynn because he lied to the vice president and to the fbi. lastly on immigration here, and this administration's policy that is ripping children from their parents at the border.
here, once again, is the president. >> the children -- the children can be taken care of quickly, beautifully and immediately. the democrats forced that law upon our nation. i hate it. i hate to see separation of parents and children. >> fact. there is no federal law on the books requiring family separation as fact check.org states, quoting them. instead, it is this administration's decision to criminally prosecute all immigrants who cross the border illegally that will cause children to be celebratseparate their parents. we are also on that final point, beginning to get our first look at the human toll caused by the separation of immigrant children who are being torn away from their parents at the u.s. border with mexico. cnn did recently go on a tour of this 100 migrant children center set up, as part of the trump administration's zero tolerance policy to arrest anyone who crosses the border illegally in
brownsville, texas. nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are being housed inside a former walmart store. that number has grown by 300 boys, just in the past month. with me now, manny fernandez. manny is the houston bureau chief of the "new york times," and he visited that shelter just two days ago and wrote about what he saw in the "times." manny, thank you for being with me. and i just want to dive right in on the kids, really they're young men, mostly from central america. how are they? one. and two, do they understand that they are on the front lines of this border crisis? >> you know, it was a quick tour, right? it was 90 minutes. and in my 90 minutes there, i saw a lot of the children. they looked well fed. you know, they seemed to be well supervised. they had clothes.
they had classroom instruction. they were playing pool. they were watching movies. they were in medical offices. so on a surface level in those 90 minutes, you know, i didn't see a lot of anguish. and we were not able to actually interview any of the children. but i met many of them very briefly, shook their hands. a lot of the boys waved at us, at the media, smiled at us. and a lot of them nodded their heads and said that they were okay. >> so you said that's on the surface level. what about deeper? >> you know, deeper, there's just a host of other issues, right? you have -- one of the things that jumped out at me that i sort of wasn't really expecting to notice is that there is a difference between a 10-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. and having those very young children with the older children
in one facility together, that raises a whole host of issues for programming, for how you deal with the different issues that develop and the different children. because those 10-year-old and 11-year-old boys, they really stuck out to me. you could really notice them, you could really see the very young ones. and that sort of -- that's at least one of the deeper issues. >> you wrote in your piece, you talked about how -- i think it was 2012 when you visited lackland air force base in san antonio when obama was in the white house, where, also at the time unaccompanied youth were being housed temporarily. how is what you saw this week under the trump administration any different from that? >> from what i saw, from touring that facility, it was similar, but bigger. you know, what i saw at lackland in 2012 and what i saw on wednesday, there was a similar structure, there was a similar
orderly way that the kids were in a detention center, but they were also in a school type environment. and i saw that on wednesday. it was just a lot bigger. many, many more boys. many more employees. and there was the sudden expansion, which is an important part of it. just a few weeks ago, this facility, according to the state, was licensed to house 1,186 children. just a few weeks, that number has boosted to about 1,500. and so that sudden expansion, i'm sure there will be problems that come out from that. >> since you've seen so much of this with your own eyes, i want to play this for you. this was the attorney general, jeff sessions, speaking this morning on precisely this subject. >> we're not hostile to immigration. we're not against immigration. we're not trying to punish good people who want to come here in
a lawful way. we simply are responding to the decent concerns of the american people to end the lawlessness. >> you saw it. are we hostile to immigration? >> in those 90 minutes at that facility, i did not see any hostility. you know, but there's other things going on. but as far as a visual hostility of how the employees treat the children, you know, obviously, we didn't see that in those 90 minutes. but one thing that was not mentioned during the tour, are the number of violations that this facility and other shelters have gotten by the state of texas, by regulators, for various things. for pushing youth, for giving the wrong medication to different youth, for a host of issues. and, again, those are the deeper issues that are more invisible in a sense that require a lot more digging.
>> keep digging. manny fernandez with the "new york times," thank you very much in texas for us. >> thank you for having me. >> you got it. coming up next, president trump following through on his threat, imposing big tariffs on chinese exports. what this means for you and your wallet. also, senator lindsey graham not mincing words when he supports president trump just a short while ago here on cnn. here's a hint. we had to believe it. her salon was booked for weeks, until her laptop crashed this morning. having it problems? ask a business advisor how to get on demand tech support for as little as $15 a month. this week get boise case paper for only $29.99 at office depot office max. only remfresh usesody's ion-powered melatonin
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the u.s. move is punishment for china stealing trade secrets, for forced technology transfers from american companies. for cyber theft, years of it. and fulfills trump's pledge to cut a trade deficit more than $300 billion a year. brooke? >> christine, thank you. both new tariffs will start to take effect july 6. now a trade war with china is just one concern. republicans on capitol hill have about what's going on at the white house. senator lindsey graham, republican, south carolina, was a fierce critic of candidate trump and his president trump has mostly been an ally and some republicans don't like it one bit. >> some people say this is two-faced. where is the lindsey graham of standing up to donald trump. what do you say? >> well, i'll tell them when i think he's wrong. let me just tell you about the critics. when i work with president obama and i did on occasion, i was a hero. now when i work with president trump, i'm two-faced. i know how the game is played,
and i don't give a damn. i'm going to do what's best for the country. i like the president. i want to help him. i hope he's successful. he's been a friend to me. and he says some things i don't agree with. so if you don't like me working with the president trump to make the world a better place, i don't give a [ bleep ]. >> ho! correspondent phil mattingly, i mean, you know you've got this republican senator here saying he doesn't give a shhh -- thoughts? >> so it's complicated. i think would probably be the best way to explain the current dynamics on the hill. a couple days ago, brooke, republicans attacked one another in a closed-door lunch. primarily over the trade issue, over amendment frustrations, over dealing with the white house, something lindsey graham was actually involved in. look, what senator graham laid out was actually i think kind of an important view into how a lot of republicans look at this administration. up with of the biggest struggles that republicans have had, and
i've talked to many of them, asked them specifically about this over the course of the last 15 or 16 months, is how best to communicate with this white house and with this president. the normal channels, the normal kind of operational gears that are involved in dealing with the white house between the hill and white house officials. don't really exist here. they more or less exist in 280 characters or by the phone. so what senator graham is trying to say is, where there are moments that he is opposed to the president and those moments have occurred, even since the campaign, he will say something. when he's not opposed to the president, he finds that it's better to work behind the scenes and try and get something from him as opposed to coming out publicly. obviously, brooke, we saw this week senator bob corker really going off at republicans for not saying more publicly. senator jeff flake, as well. well, key point. senator bob corker and senator jeff flake are not going to be here next year. you have the political dynamic, as well. look at the poll numbers, republicans, the party, support president trump. so you have all of these different dynamics here. you have issues like trade war, republicans are opposed.
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this happening and then 19 minutes followed, it was nothing sort of a spectacle to borrow a line from brian stelter. it was like the president's twitter feed had come to life. talking about that is april ryan, white house correspondent for american urban radio networks. good to have you on. i always think of you for all the white house perspective. you have been covering, you know, so many administrations for more than 20 years, and i just -- you know, have you ever seen a president walk on out of the residence or the west wing and roll on over to pebble beach like that? >> never, ever, never. never, ever. but let me say this. typically, a president will walk out of the residence on the other side and go through the colonnade, walk down the l-shaped colonnade outside of the rose garden -- well, it trims the rose garden. into the oval office. or even go through the colonnade to go through the west wing to go to the oval office. this was something
unprecedented. this president, i guess he wants to continue to celebrate his 72nd birthday that was yesterday and giving america a gift, to see something different. you know, he walked out into the driveway, in our area. so once you come into our area, you're fair game. he walked from the residence, from wherever he came from in the residence, and walked down that driveway portion of the west wing, where the briefing room is. he walked by the briefing room area, made that turn, and went to pebble beach to fox news, and reports -- that is our area. if we see someone who is news worthy, we run out of that room, put our microphones in front of them. and that is a principle. that is the president of the united states of america, who has been making news since before he became the president. so, of course, it's all about access. we want to hear what he has to say. we want to know what's going on. what he's thinking. because it affects the american public. it affects the world. so it was a prime opportunity for reporters to get to him before fox news.
"fox & friends." and after "fox & friends." he was fair game. and i don't care what anyone says. >> he talked about a lot and we have been fact-checking what he said. let me get some of pamela brown's reporting in, one of our senior white house correspondent. and one of the questions was on this house compromise immigration bill, and so despite saying otherwise this morning, we're being told now that the white house says president trump misunderstood the question, and yes, he does indeed support the compromised immigration bill. misunderstood it, april. >> misunderstanding, you know, when you're the president of the united states and a reporter asks you a question, and particularly when you're watching a news channel in the morning and you continue to watch the news, the understanding is on you. you're supposed to understand. this is a very serious issue. there have been major debates waged in the white house. this just goes back to this president who touches his base, who is still a novice in a lot
of ways. and, you know, orthopedic surgeon on some issues, there is no room for error. but right now he's still i guess basking in the glow of his base, and in approval numbers that are rising where he can make a mistake. but this is a critical issue. and when you have people chiming in, bringing in religion on immigration and just when it's supposed to be separation of church and state and conflating this because religious community does not like this, this is bad. he needs to stand firm and know what he's talking about when he talks on this issue that is affecting millions of people in our borders. >> lastly, you sit there, day in and day out, asking questions of sarah sanders. and i know just recently her future has come into question. there had been reports that perhaps she would leave her post by the end of the year. she, of course, stood there earlier this week and said, well, hey, nobody asked me what i think or what my deal is. and the president commented on it this morning. >> sarah loves this job. and she has announced, not with
me -- i read that same report. somebody put it out, i think it was cbs, when she said it was a false report, fake news. but at some point, i'm sure she'll leave, like everybody leaves and we'll get somebody else. but sarah has done a fantastic job. no, i don't think she's leaving. in fact, she was very insulted they came out and said that, i don't think she's leaving. >> what do you make of the back and forth between her and the press? because sometimes it gets -- >> well, i think the press treats sarah very unfairly. that white house correspondents' dinner -- >> some feel she's not answering their questions, so they're going to ask again. >> i don't know if you heard it, but he's obviously standing by sarah sanders, and she publicly stood by the president. obviously there's been turnover in that job with sean spicer. she's been in the role for a while. hasn't she? >> let me say this. press secretaries come and go. i've seen many from mike mccurry who was -- he was my first press secretary, from the beginning -- from the second term of bill clinton, the beginning of the
second term i was there with mike mccurry to sarah huckabee sanders. they come and go. he stands by her, but at the same time, he did say, she could leave. she will at some point leave. this story was floated by someone within the white house. there is turmoil within that white house press shop. you better believe -- yes, there is. there's in fighting. and someone stabbed her in the back. the question is who. cbs has not backed down on that story and it's not fake news. so what i did hear from someone, brooke, that we both know, and you've had on your show, they said, you know, a couple months ago there would be an elegant exit for sarah huckabee sanders. so i want to see how elegant it will be, because we know when people in that white house start floating stories, ultimately something happens. the question is, will it be the way they say at the end of the year or even before? you know, the president has stood by people before and then they're gone the next week. so it remains to be seen. you know, i feel bad for sarah
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president trump is taking credit for getting the 2026 world cup to come to north america after slamming canadian prime minister justin trudeau all week long for comments he made at the g 7 summit. the united states, canada and mexico won this joint bid this week to bring the international soccer tournament here, and so this is what the president tweeted. thank you for all of the compliments on getting the world cup to come to the usa, mexico and canada, i worked hard on this, along with a great team of talented people. we never fail. and it would be a great world cup. the president sent three letters to fifa, pledging an easy visa
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confirm that. olympics fans will remember sochi, though, as the home of the 2014 windsor games. this month, though, it's transformed into a world cup venue, and the stadium that housed the olympic opening and closing ceremonies is right now playing host to, as you said, arg arguably the biggest match of the group stage. as cristiano ranaldo dramatically had a coach sacked two days ago, the whistle has just gone to mark halftime and rand aldo has scored twice to put portugal 2-1 ahead. earlier on, you had to feel for one of the biggest stars of this tournament, mosul of egypt. think of steph curry of the warriors. nearly fit, but not quite. forced to sit on the sidelines, picking every ball with his team, but unable to do anything about them, conceding a last
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