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>> and i'm cyril vanier. you're watching "cnn newsroom." so u.s. president donald trump began mihis paris trip by lashi out at his host sending a stwootweet as he was rising. >> he tweeted that mr. macron made a, quote, very insulting suggestion that europe's military should be built up to counter the actions of the u.s., china and russia. president trump was referencing remarks that president macron made earlier this week. a senior french official says mr. macron will likely respond to mr. trump's tweet when they meet in the next hour and we'll cover that live. but let's bring in our reporters. >> melissa, run us through what
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happened. what exactly did macron say that set off donald trump? >> reporter: well, this is something that emmanuel macron has been talking about for quite a while, the need to better coordinate european armies. the idea that better coordination might be a good idea. it is because he couched it on tuesday in terms of the need for greater self-reliance on the part of europe in the face of not quite crumbling alliances yet, but certainly historical alliances built of course after the wars that we are marking here this weekend to maintain an architecture of security around the world. feeling that macron has been pushing forward the argument for the greater coordination all the more. donald trump, it took him about two minutes from when his plane landed in paris yesterday and that tweet went out, calling it insulting, clearly reading into
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what macron had said an attack on nato itself, which of course it was not. and as we said, we expect an official reaction from macron oig, , we expect the french president when he gets donald trump in front of the journalists before their bilateral meeting begins to speak to that tweet. >> melissa, until now, emmanuel macron had managed to maintain some kind of a close personal relationship, a friendship perhaps with the u.s. president. is that over now? >> reporter: it appeared to crumble precisely in june in 2018 when the united states refused to extend the exception that had been given to europe on trade bans. and this trade war that is now escalating with europe appeared to be the last straw for emmanuel macron. you'll remember that he had
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asked for an extension, there was a testy relationship after that between the two and apparently that was the last straw. so you can be sure that when that bilateral begins here, that question of trade ties, freedom of trade between europe and america will be pretty high on the agenda from the french presidency. >> melissa, thank you. let's go over to jim bittermann. >> and jim, there is a huge commemoration meantime celebrating the armistice that ended world war i. what can we expect? >> reporter: well, i think that it will be a lot of solemn ceremonies, some discussions of political issues like melissa was just saying. and i think that there will be some nightmares for the securities services. basically emmanuel macron has invited more than 70 heads of state and government to join him in commemorating the armistice that was signed in france 100
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years ago. there is going to be the bilateral meeting that melissa was talking about and then from there the two leaders and their wives will have lunch. they have done that before because they apparently get along just fine. and then they will both fly off in different directions. donald trump is going to the big american cemetery at bello wood, where there was a big battle involving u.s. troops and nearly 2,000 marines were killed in that fight. and on macron is going to go off to a replica of the railroad car in which the armistice was signed. and there he will meet with angela merkel who will deliver a short speech about peace in europe. >> and i want to ask you, melissa was just talking about this dust-up between mr. trump
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and mr. macron. do you think that that will dampen the festivities? >> reporter: well, it won't dampen them, but there have been a number of issues that have cropped up between france and the united states and europe and the united states, issues like she mentioned, like melissa mentioned, in terms of trade. but other things as well. the idea of ending the nuclear range nuclear missile russia, the europeans view that as something that has guaranteed peace here and they feel that in fact ending that treaty would put them most at risk because these are intermediate range missiles which basically could be used against european countries. and there are other issues as well. the trade sanctions against iran for example are costing the french billions, the french industry billions of euros because of the way that the secondary sanction effect takes place. so there is a lot of issues on
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the table, a lot of the things that could disrupt the cordiality of it all, but you i think that the french will make every effort to have it all related back to the events of 100 years ago and focus minds a bit on peace and how to maintain it going forward from here. >> jim bittermann for us. we'll talk with you again once it all gets underway. jim, thank you. i want to bring in our next guest to weigh in on mr. trum s 's visit to paris. and i want to take you back to mr. macron's comments when he said europe needs to protect itself including from the united states. there was a list of three countries. china, russia and the united states. he put that on that list. wasn't that provocation by the french president just days before welcoming mr. trump? >> yes, it was a provocation.
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and we know president trump doesn't take any kind of provocation sitting down. but i think president macron is engaging with the united states at a number of different levels. and one is an attempt to project strength against someone who perceives himself as a very strong leader. and president macron tries to model himself with charles de gaul gaulle, a strong independence streak always eyeing the united states with some suspicion of trying to take over europe and so on. so i think that this was a small bullet towards the president in that regard. but there are some really serious issues between europe and the united states as well which are coming to the fore increasingly. >> to me the interesting thing here is the real chasm between the war of words on the one hand, the official diplomatic spat, and the actual substance. the french president is saying
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he wants europe to be more self-sufficient when it comes to its military. isn't that also what donald trump has been asking for? >> correct. i think there is a broader agreement. i think there is a kind of shifting or jockeying for position, exact position, and i think that the united states has long demand its allies spend a lot more and they are committed to it. at the same time, there is a shift in the whole international architecture as well. that architecture is now 70 years old and it doesn't necessarily fit the power balances that currently exist in the world. hence russia and china as major threats. but i think each leader is also looking at their own domestic base and each of those leaders have suffered many bloody noses in the last several months. macron is not very popular inside france. he has a 20% approval rating. president trump has just suffered a bit of a bloody nose in the congressional elections as well. so i think that they are both
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sort of trying to divert attention from some of that domestic turmoil to try to appear to be strong and i think part of this is a kind of sort of theater as well. as you say, brooldbroadly speak there is an agreement, but there are areas where they do challenge the trump kind of america firstism. you talked about the trade tariffs, but there is also the issue of the iran nuclear agreement and there is also the issue that president trump wants to get out of the inf treaty from 1987 which had stopped the missiles from being stationed in western europe. and i think the europeans are upset about that. >> which by the way the fact that the u.s. wants to pull out of that treaty, that is the reason emmanuel macron cited as why europe may need to now be able to protect itself including from the united states. so i want to take you now to mr. trump's domestic u.s.
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controversies. they obviously haven't gone away. not the least of those controversies is miss choice of acting attorney general matthew whitaker. mr. trump claims he lard lyhards him, but he hasn't always said that. listen to this. >> i never talk about that, but i can tell you matt whitaker is a great guy. i know matt whitaker. i don't know matt whitaker and i didn't know matt whitaker. i didn't speak to matt whitaker about it. i don't know matt whitaker. in all fairness to matt whitaker, again, who i didn't know. >> i also want to read you one of mr. trump's latest tweets. matthew whitaker is a highly respected former u.s. attorney from iowa. i did not know mr. whitaker likewise as chief i did not know mr. wlit kehitaker except primas he traveled with jeff sessions. how big is trump's matthew whitaker problem?
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>> i don't think that he sees it as a problem. i think he wants everybody to talk about it as if it is a problem. i think matthew whitaker's appointment suggests, one, that he has diminished the right of asylum seekers into the united states. that was one of his first actions. he will therefore carry on the policy jeff sessions has been very enthusiastically carrying out. secondly, we know that matthew whitaker was also involved in a very conservative organization which wanted the government to investigate hillary clinton's e-mail situation, the e-mail problem. so i think this is opening up a new front in that war on the democratic party which president trump has been threatening for quite some time. so not only is there is a possibility of the mueller investigation being derailed, i think that president trump has just declared another front in the war and he said he is going to take on the democrats where they are possibly weakest.
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and i think that is the biggest issue about this appointment. >> inderjeet parmar, great to talk to you. thank you very much. next here, we turn to a huge story in california. paradise lost, nearly the entire town of paradise, california wiped out by a massive out of control fire. we'll hear from a woman who drove through to evacuate with her family. plus weather conditions not looking great for these fires. we'll have derek van dam break it down for us. (vo) gopi's found a way to keep her receipts tidy, even when nothing else is. (brand vo) snap and sort your expenses with quickbooks and find, on average, $4,628 in tax savings. quickbooks. backing you. no matter how much you clean, does your house still smell stuffy? that's because your home is filled with soft surfaces that trap odors and release them back into the room. so, try febreze fabric refresher. febreze finds odors trapped in fabrics
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forever. dear father, please help us. please help us to be safe. i'm thankful for jeremy and his willingness to be brave. >> and they got through it. that was britayn who took that video as her husband drove through the camp fire, a harrowing drive for sure. many had to do the same. in a day and a half, it became the most restrictive in the
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state's history destroying 6700 structures so far. >> and it is also one of the deadliest. officials say at least nine people have died. and that is just one wildfire wreaking havoc on california. there are three total. further south, there is the woolsy and hill fires, they forced residents of at least 75,000 homes to evacuate. >> joining me now on the phone is bryn chatfield, she just evacuated with her family from paris dies a paradise and that was her talking in the car. thank you for joining us. we know you have been through a harrowing journey. can you talk more about what it was like driving through these fires escaping with your fem and who was -- family and who was in the car with you. >> >> devastating. thankfully it was my husband, myself, and a hitchhiker we had picked up, my kids had already
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been evacuated with their grandmother. and i'm so thankful that my kids didn't have to experience that because i know a lot of children had to experience that kind of evacuati evacuation. it was shr very scary. >> was there is a time that you felt you might not make it? every time you come through a clearing, you go through more fire. >> i wasn't sure we were going to make it the whole time. obviously my prayer is very heartfelt and i kept thinking am i really ready to die? but i know that there was power in prayer and there was what really comforted us. and i was thankful for my husband and him being so brave and just going and plowing through it. >> yes, he was. you can tell from the video. that is just amazing. and i'm told that you are safe, your family is safe. you have three children age 12, 8 and 3, i believe one had a birthday on friday. >> today. >> oh, that is really wonderful.
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and you stayed so positive. i'm also told that you lost your home and in fact other members of your family lost their homes. >> my parents and my three brothers and myself, we all lost our home and we lost our businesses. we're so grateful that my in-laws, their home is still standing and that is a huge blessing. that is a rare thing. there are very few people that their homes are standing. most everybody has lost their home. >> yes, this is i think the most deadly -- not deadly, but the biggest fire ever in california history. and it is ironic that you lived in a place called paradise. >> and it really was parparadis. >> tell me about that. >> tts justit is just a beautif community, a beautiful mountain
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town and it has incredible people. i was born and raised there and i moved away for a long time and i chose to come back and raise my family there because it is a pretty incredible place with lovely people. >> is it a place that you can go back to do you think? >> we haven't made our decision. it is a hard place to leave because it is so special to us. >> and you said you lost your businesses too. do you know what you will do in the short term? >> thankfully we have insurance and that is a huge blessing in our life. >> and how are your children doing? >> my children are doing great. we're with family right now and we're enjoying each other and we definitely have moments of shock, but it really centers you and makes you know what is really important. >> do you know -- i can imagine it, do you know if all of your
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friends and neighbors got out okay? >> as far as i know, my neighbors and friends have gotten out okay. but i do know a lot of people are missing loved ones. i know that yesterday several loved ones were missing for a long time and they finally showed up. but i know there are a lot of missing people and a lot of people are very heartbroken. >> we're seeing video of yet more homes burning. and bryn, we're so glad that you are okay and appreciate you talking with us and sharing your story. we wish you all the best. thank you. >> thank you. >> yeah, some people still unaccounted for there. worth highlighting. rescue efforts will be looking for either survivors or unfortunately it is also possible that the death toll can still increase as you find people after the fires. u.s. president trump has now weighed in on these fires and he tweeted this. there is no reason for these massive deadly and costly forest
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fires in california except that forest management is so poor. billions of dollars are given each year with so many lives lost all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. remedy now or no more fed payments. >> we will explore are what the president is referring to more this weekend as these fires play out. derriek van dam is here with us now. and you have been telling us that the fire season will keep going and going and this paradise, california fire is tremendous. >> it is difficult now seeing the camp fire the most destructive in california's history. 13 of california's 20 most destructive fires have occurred since 2003. also 15 of the state's 20 largest wildfires have occurred since 2002. so everything is mappihappening this past couple of decades. so point taken. let's get to the footage because
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if this was your home. this is absolutely devastating, heartbreaking to see these im e images play out over and over again. imagine if this was your home. look at these. the camp fire now surpassing the tubs fire which occurred last year in october in 2017. you can see the woolsy fire from space. look at the smoke. this is all being fueled and fanned by the santa ana winds that by the way have been gusting to 70 miles per hour at times. we have this process that takes the winds and it channels it right through these natural mountain slopes and really picks up the wind speed so much so that it takes these flames and all the little embers and blows them several hundred yards and starts additional spot fires away from the main fire. that is why it makes it so
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incredibly difficult to battle the blazes. this is the coastline of malibu. we move in a little further into the coastal mountain range and here is the hidden hills area. there is the bell canyon. these are the locations and homes where a lot of celebrities and a lot of very wealthy individuals live, and their homes are threatened by forest fires. and we still have extreme fire threats here with strong winds, low humidity and timberlike conditions. there is reprieve for the day on saturday for southern california, but northern california will pick up the critical fire threat once again, that is why we have red flag warnings in place all the way to los angeles and ventura county. camp fire, the largest fire burning in the state at the moment, but we still have the woolsey fire and is several other fires ongoing. and unfortunately, these images continue to play out. look at how close that flame is to individual's home.
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terrifying. >> and this is a very exclusive area of california. >> that's right. >> which is why we've been hearing from the weather center -- which is why we're hearing from celebrities living near thefires. kim kardashian west says that the flames hit her area. >> and she said i'm worried about my house, but there is nothing that i can do. i can't bear the thought of there being no malibu. >> and lady gaga also tweeted i'm thinking so deeply for everyone suffering today from these abominable fires and grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. i'm sitting here wondering also if my home will burst into flames. all we can do is pray together and for each other. god bless you. and president trump and president macron's relationship has cooled somewhat and recent
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built up to counter the actions of the u.s., china and russia. a french official says mr. macron will likely respond to president trump's tweet soon. firefighters are battling what is now the most destructive fire in california history. at least nine people have died in the so-called camp fire and more than 6700 structures have been destroyed. it is only 5% contained as we speak. at least 11 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods across jordan on friday. the downpours also forced more than 3,000 tourists to evacuate the historic city of petra. jord jordan's government says rescue operations are on going. the united states will no longer refuel saudi aircrafts that are conducting strike missions over yemen. officials made the announcement on friday. the saudis say their military coalition requested the change because they have improved their own refueling capabilities.
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and back now to president trump and mr. macron, the relationship between the two presidents will be on display when they meet in just 30 minutes. >> the leaders appeared to be off to a warm start after president trump's inauguration. remember this, this longhand shake from the bastille day celebrations. that gained widespread attention, but their relationship has cooled since then and recent events has some people suggesting that the warmth may be totally gone. >> and the handshakes. >> and the handshakes. melissa bhel ell is joining us from paris. mr. trump is expecting there about about in about 30 minutes. do you think the friend 124ship over? >> reporter: we'll be keeping a close eye on that and shake. mr. macron tends to come out on those steps to welcome the
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foreign leaders. and also in response to the tweet sent literally two minutes after air force one landed here in paris last night, and then a bilateral meeting. and you're right, this relationship has evolved remarkably ever since it was first begun with very different approach to other european leaders. macron had chosen to extend the hand to the american preside presidentipresident believing that it was better to keep dialogue open despite policy differences. i think the straw that appears to have broken the camel's back in that relationship was the trade tariffs. ma emmanuel macron and president trump has had a fairly testy conversation in the wake of those and really the relationship remains as we understand it much less friendly than ever it had been before. >> is there anything that these two leaders still agree on? because you go down the list. whether it is the environment,
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whether it is the iran nuclear deal, whether it is trade, down the list, i can't think of anything that they are not diametrically opposed on. >> reporter: equally anything that the french president has got out of his strategy or at least what began his strategy of that outtrestretched hand, it i difficult to name a single thing he has won from president trump. what we've seen ever since the announcement of the midterm results is an even testier tone from the american president toward the press, toward the courts with what is happening in florida, and apparently towards his host. so it is very difficult what compromises they might find given the be line of scrimmalli the u.s. president. and macron has never hesitated
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to impose his world view to the americans. and i'm sure when we hear from him over the course of this weekend and in a speech that he will make, that is something that he is likely to do again. >> and i'm glad you point that out because it is something that they both have in common. they are perfectly capable of delivering a withering critique of the other one second and then the next turning around and being all smiles and highlighting, showcasing where they agree. do we know what they will actually talk about when they meet face-to-face? are. >> reporter: we believe that trade is likely to be fairly high on that agenda. as i say, it is not something that has gone down well with europe and something that remains a huge concern here to the french president. they will also talk about iran, that is another area of huge disagreement. europe absolutely opposed to the return of sanctions and really looking forward -- had really been looking to that iran deal. that was another thing macron tried to find room for maneuver
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on from the american president, another area where he failed. we're likely also to hear about syria. of course the point of this weekend is memory, it is about that thing that emmanuel macron has done ever chance he's had with the american president which is essentially deliver a history lesson. say look, this is why alliances matter. 100 years ago, a global architecture was created in terms of security. that cannot be brought into jeopardy. and these are the reasons written in the blood of a continent why. that is something that we're likely to hear a great deal about with this emphasis that macron has chosen to place on peace, creating this peace conference that donald trump says he will not be attending. >> melissa bell reporting live from paris. and we saw the honor guard getting ready behind you, a ritual that you know very well for having been at the french presidency many times. so they are setting up about 20, 30 minutes now before they expect the u.s. president to be driving in through these gates.
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all of this happening in central paris. and i cannot wait to find out what kind of note these two men will strike when they meet. melissa, thanks. dozens of world leaders have marked to gather the 100 anniversary of the end of world war i. >> and they are honoring the sang sacrifices of many families. nick glass is still grieving the lot of four sons who were drafted in to the fight. ♪ >> reporter: the words were intended to give solace, he died for freedom and honor, every british and empire family who lost someone was sent a bronze memorial plaque. the name on this wone, charles, and along with newspaper cuttings now yellow with age and a few old black and white photo, these are treasured mementos from the great war. back then the bronze disks were known as dead man's penny.
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and every family dreaded receiving one. and this family in north london received four. the medallions all look the same, but look closely. the christian names are different. the family's loss made it into the newspaper with a patriotic headline sons who upheld the traditions of a fighting family from left to right, burt, leo, harry and george. >> two of them died within the same week, which for my grandmother, you just think how did she cope. >> reporter: the oldest boy, george, went down with his ship after it hit a sea mine off ireland in 1915. he was 26 and left a widow. burt, an army private, was killed in action in what is now turkey again in 1915. he was 21.
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harry also an infantryman died on the western front in france again in 1915. he was the young e. of the fo-- of the four. and charles died when his ship sunk, he was 24. their parents were pictured alongside the boys in the newspaper. to this day, their grief remains unfathomable especially the mother's. four sons lost in less than a ye and a half. but just after that, men arrived at their house in north london with call up papers for their fifth son jack. >> my grandmother came out with a broom and basically told them to get out of her path, they had you four of her son, didn't they think that was enough. >> reporter: and here she is in mourning black with 19-year-old jack beside her. a military tribunal made a rare
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exception. it was decided that jack didn't have to fight. ten years later 1927, kate was invited to the average remembrance day in london and she was photographed proudly wearing her son's campaign medals. she reflected on the day in a national newspaper. >> i felt that the king queen and masses of people were just one big family thinking together the same dear thoughts of our million sons who died for us. i could see the queen's face quite clearly. i felt she was proud of my four boys who gave their lives for king and country. i felt proud of my four sons and their courage. i felt proud that i was their mother. >> reporter: kate's uncles died long before she was ever born, but she has inherited their
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memorial plaques, gleamingly polished for the armistice, these dead man's pennies remain eternally symbolic of the slaughter and the sacrifice. ment staggering fact is that so many of them are were ever issued. an estimated 1.3 million. nick glass, cnn, in north london. included for every line. this is what you get with your $40 plan at verizon. recap! with t-mobile, you get this: four lines four phones for forty bucks. with verizon, you get this... the choice just got a whole lot more obvious. get more because you deserve it. only at t-mobile. i couldn't catch my breath. it was the last song of the night. it felt like my heart was skipping beats.
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welcome back. we are keeping a close eye on what you're seeing right now, this is the french presidency right in central paris. and donald trump is expected here in about 15 minutes. at the front door, you will see mckr emmanuel macron step out. and the honor guard is waiting for him. >> and of course this is the beginning of the celebration of the end of world war i 100 year
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ago go. let's pivot now to u.s. politics with this new report from the "wall street journal" that might spell out new legal trouble for the u.s. president. >> the newspaper says federal prosecutors have gathered evidence that may show mr. trump violated campaign finance laws during his presidential campaign, that is a federal crime. sara sidner has more for us. >> reporter: an explosive report that could put donald trump in more than just an uncomfortable position when it comes to the two women he is accused of having an affair with, paying off and trying to silence. one of the attorneys for one of the women says he should be indicted. the "wall street journal" reports that donald trump not only knew about hush money payments made to two women to keep their alleged affairs with him out of the press, but he was directly involved in the payments and process to get those stories killed.
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the report says that trump in 2015 met with david pecker, head of ami which owns the "national enquirer" and other publications and asked him what do you do to help my campaign. the women involved influence karen mcdougal and stormy daniels, brooth of whom say the had affairs with him. trump denied the allegations. the report says the "wall street journal" found that mr. trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreement and thatdirected deals and phone calls and meetings with his self described fixer michael cohen and others. daniels was convinced trump knew about her hush agreement and sued him to get out of the agreement. >> my attorney and i are committed to making sure everyone finds out the truth. >> reporter: mcdougal says she was until sure. >> do you think that donald trump would have been aware of this deal? >> one of the big complaints with why i think my contract is
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illegal is because his attorney was talking to my attorney, so -- >> you're saying michael cohen was talking to keith -- >> was talking to keith without my knowledge. i would assume that maybe he did. i know his attorney did. >> reporter: the journal also reports that the u.s. attorney's office in manhattan has evidence of trump's participation. and people familiar with the investigation have told cnn prosecutors have prepared a draft indictment of his then attorney michael cohen that was more detailed and included additional charges but dropped if when compa it when company decided to plea. a vours says that tru-- a sourc trump and his son were involved. trump has denied any knowledge of the payments to daniels. >> did you know about the
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$130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> no. no. what else -- >> why did michael cohen make it? >> you have to ask michael cohen. michael is an attorney and you will have to ask michael cohen. >> reporter: in august michael cohen revealed in a plea deal with prosecutors that he knowingly made a contribution to trump's campaign in excess of the limits of the election act at the request and suggestion of one or more members of the campaign. court documents suggest trump knew about the deal with the women. cnn obtained audiotapes there cohen's attorney of a conversation cohen taped between himself and trump allegedly discussing details made with tabloid owner pecker. >> i need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend david. >> reporter: ami has not responded with xhencomments, hor david pecker has immunity because he was willing and did
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give details about the payments they were investigating. sara sidner, cnn, new york. and former first lady michelle obama doesn't pull any punches in her new book. >> her comments about the birther movement have president trump firing back. we'll have more on this brewing battle just ahead here.
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a former first lady has something to say about the current president and it is hash. michelle obama revealed in her new book that she will never forgive president trump for his role in the birther movement. >> and now the president is firing back. kate bennett mahas the story. >> reporter: in her new book "becoming" out next week, former first lady michelle obama lays bare some of her most personal previously held secrets. >> it is candid, it is honest, it is totally and utterly me. >> reporter: her eight years as first lady, obama seemed unfailingly accessible. from her appearances on talk shows. >> turn up for what. >> reporter: to her use of social media. and the casual openness with which she hosted white house
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events. but she was also fiercely private, revealing little about her daughters and certain parts of her relationship with barack obama. in this new book, michelle is telling all. from her struggles to get pregnant, a miscarriage and ultimately turning to ivf. >> i felt like i failed because i didn't know how common miscarriages were. because we don't talk about it. we sit in our own pain thinking that somehow you we're broken. >> reporter: to her marriage, which she says is, quote, phenomenal. but has required bouts of counseling. >> we work on our marriage and we get help with our marriage when we need it. marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. >> reporter: and while gracious with the trumps on inauguration morning, michelle obama is now done with niceties. revealing her husband's successor has made her, quote, body buzz with fury. in excerpts published by the "washington post," obama says
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she will never forgive trump for questioning whether her husband, the nation's first black president, was born in america. >> i want him to show his birth certificate. there is something on the birth certificate that he doesn't like. >> reporter: it is underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed, but she writes what if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to washington? what if that person went looking for our girls? donald trump with his loud and reckless innuendos was putting my family's safety at risk. the president responding from the south lawn. >> she got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist that you come up with controversial. i'll give you a little controversy back. i'll never forgive him for what did to our united states military by not funding it properly. >> when they go low, we go high. >> reporter: the former first lady has pushed back on trump before, but with her time in the white house behind her, it is clear obama is now not holding
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back. >> even though she is no longer first lady, hollywood still likes michelle obama. sarah jessica parker, oprah winfrey, reese witherspoon joining her on her book tour. kate bennett, cnn, washington. and meantime we're waiting to see president trump, he will be arriving here at the presidency palace in paris in a few minutes. >> and it is minutes before 11:00 a.m. local time in central paris. and for starter, all eyes will be on that hand shake, trump and macron are known for having some pretty long ones. we'll see what this one is like minutes -- hours i should say after the u.s. president's tweet that he found the french insulting. and that kicks off their visit and their meeting. we'll be back after this. hey there people eligible for medicare.
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