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spying on the president. in a shocking interview the former acting director of the fbi says the deputy attorney general was absolutely serious when he offered to wear a wire to gather possible evidence against president trump. pl plus, this is your intensive care unit? >> yes. >> violent protests in the streets and no medicine in the ward. cnn goes inside a hospital in haiti struggling to care for patients. and after another deadly shooting rampage in the u.s. on friday, a town in illinois is saying good-bye and remembering all the victims. hello, and welcome to our
viewers joining us here in the united states and from all around the world. i'm rosemary church, and this is "cnn newsroom." details are emerging on yt former acting director on the fbi launched a counter intelligence investigation into president donald trump. in a stunning interview with cbs's "60 minutes" andrew mccabe said his own words triggered the probe. he asked former fbi director james comey to drop his investigation into the national security advisor and then firing comey raised concerns of obstruction of justice. mccabe also said the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein was absolutely serious when he reportedly offered to wear a wire in his meetings with the president. >> the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the
white house. he said i never get searched if i go into the white house. i can easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. now, he was not joking. he was absolutely serious, and, in fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had. i never actually considered taking him up on the offer. i did discuss it with my general counsel and my leadership team back at the fbi after he brought it up the first time. >> the point of rosenstein wearing the wire into a meeting with the president is what? what did he hope to obtain? >> i can't characterize what rod was thinking or what he was hoping at that moment. but the reason you would have someone wear a concealed recording device would be to collect evidence. in this case what was the true nature of the president's motivation calling for the firing of jim comey. >> a statement from the justice department said rosenstein never
authorized any recording that mr. mccabe references. the chairman of the u.s. senate judiciary committee is promising an investigation into mccabe's claims. >> i know he is selling a book. we need to take it with a grain of salt maybe what mr. mccabe is telling us, but went on national television and made an accusatia accusation that floors me. i can imagine if the shoe was on the other foot. er we're talking about getting rid of president clinton, it would be front page news all over the world. we're going to find out what happened here, and the only way i know to find out is to call the people in under oath and find out if they're questioning who is telling the truth because the underlying accusation is beyond stunning. >> challenges to president trump's national emergency declaration are already in the works. the state of california is planning an imminent challenge and u.s. lawmakers are preparing a measure to try to block the president's move to secure funding for his border wall.
as sarah westwood reports, the white house is ready to fight back. >> trump's national emergency declaration has opened up even more divides among lawmaker on capitol hill, even among just republicans who are split on the president taking this approach. democrats have always opposed the idea of the president building a border wall no matter the funding source, but they also say the president using his emergency declaration powers in this way is unconstitutional, and while some republicans have expressed some disdmfcomfort wi the idea of the president setting a precedent by using his emergency powers in this way, others are arguing that there's a genuine national security and humanitarian crisis on the border, and they're also saying that this is not subversion of the will of congress. because congress did include some funding for the border wall in this spending package that trump signed on friday. take a listen to the startling different opinions expressed by democratic congressman adam shif and republican congressman jim
jordan on sunday. >> this is the first time the president has tried to declare an emergency when congress explicitly rejected funding for the particular project that the president is advocating, and in saying just the other day that he didn't really need to do this. he just wanted to do it because it would help things go faster, he is pretty much daring the court to strike this down. >> all i know is this is a serious situation. this is a crisis. look at the drug problem, the human trafficking problem, the gang violence problem. that's why we need the border security wall, and that's what the president is committed to making sure happens. >> the white house is prepared to fight legal and congressional battles in defense of the president's move. house democrats are already working on a resolution of disapproval to try to prevent the president from using his executive power in this way. that could gain some traction in the senate. top trump advisor steven miller suggested on sunday that the president would be willing to use his veto power to stop that measure from moving forward.
if that resolution were to reach his desk. there are a number of roadblocks facing the trump administration before they are even able to touch a single penny of the roughly $6 billion in additional federal funds that trump had hoped to unlock by declaring a national emergency. sarah westwood, cnn, west palm beach, florida. let's get some analysis on all of this brsh we are joined by professor of international politics at city university of london. thanks for being with us. >> you're very welcome. >> many explosive revelations in this andrew mccabe interview. i want to start with the revelation the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein apparently considered removing president trump from office by invoking the 25th amendment after mr. trump fired former fbi director james comey. rosenstein said he wasn't in a position to consider invoking that amendment and it appears nothing came of it, but what is your reaction to this bombshell revelation from mccabe? >> well, it's an allegation
which we've known about for a little while, but it doesn't diminish the explosive character of it. this is the agency, if you like, it within the constitution or the government that protects the government of the united states and the people of the united states, and they're saying they're going to remove the president, and they are discussing with like-minded individuals within the agency, and no doubt, outside of it to some extent as well. i think this suggests a deep schism within the body of the united states where the president is being spoken about in that kind of way. >> yes. presumably, though, they changed their mind, if they got as far as that with it. we also learned another shocking revelation from andrew mccabe's interview that president trump did not believe his own intelligence agency that told him north korea missiles could hit the u.s. he didn't believe it because russia's president putin told him it wasn't true. how concerned should we be about
this unprecedented disclosure? >> it kind of adds further fuel to the fire, which is the kind of original sin of candidate trump is that we appear to be fairly kind of not unfriendly or not hostile enough for many in the united states to russia and what is going on in syria and ukraine and so on. i think president trump or candidate trump was under suspicion from 2016 onward. i think by the time that he gets into office, there is a great deal of skepticism whether president trump actually, if you like, is trustworthy according to some of the particular kinds of forces within the united states. again, i think this adds further fuel to that fire that somehow he has -- has been aiming
accordingly, and therefore, is at odds with those that would defend america. i think that's an essential allegation that is fuelling all of this, and i think it is tested. >> mccabe also revealed that rod rosenstein was apparently willing to wear a wire into a meeting with president trump. rosenstein denies he pursued any recording and a source in the room said rosenstein was being sarkassic, but mccabe insists he was serious about this. what would rosenstein have been trying to get on tape from the president, do you think? >> well, if you look at the whole series of allegations that president trump was somehow colluding or was too friendly with russia, which the fbi and mccabe and others, many others, in the kind of broader establishment of american foreign policy considered to be an enemy of the united states and of the west as a whole. you can see that approximate
what would he be looking to get into wear ag wire? you would be looking to get some kind of information which the president would let slip, which he, you know, often speaks rather in offhanded ways. there's further evidence to that frame, which i think it's a rather far-fetched claim, and that's my guess as to what he would be looking for in any kind of conversation that he recorded. >> again, there was no follow-through on this. thank you so much for joining us. wee appreciate it. snoo thank you. >> border patrol agents say barriers have helped their efforts to prevent people from entering the country illegally. nick valencia looked at all the tools at border agents' disposal for this report in june of last year. the border patrol says the area still looked much the same today.
>> any indication, any foot sign of anything that's come across so we can get on it. >> there are a lot of things. articles of clothing, water bottle. we have an inhaler. looks like a bag of salsa left behind. with these agents, agent rodriguez is doing right now, he is trying to listen to hear for signs of foot traffic, signs of mi migrants coming across here. the rio grande is just right here. >> this area is an ideal location for border police. you have the impedeance here of the wall. you have technology just behind us. that's a tower that has a day camera and nighttime camera, and then you have the access roads for the access and mobility of the agents. we need to have a strong capability of detecting any
ellegal incursion, identifying that illegal incursion, having the capability of responding to that incursion and then, of course, coming to resolve. now they have this wall here. they have the technology piece that is able to identify that incursion and detect that incursion early so agents can respond to it, so the traffic here has been minimized greatly. >> it gives you aa fighting chance. >> exactly. >> this is the end of the border wall of the infrastructure as they call it here. with the initial project, they ran out of funding, so you may notice a big part of it missing where. with the current funding allocated, they say this is one of the things that they're going to address first. >> this is the rio grande right behind me. the wall is, what, maybe a couple hundred yards away. it was a really quick process and really quick run for the smugglers to get either their narcotics commodity or illegal aliens to a spot jsh that's mexico right there?
>> that's mexico right across. they literally cross in routes within seconds. they're very organized, the smuggling organization. they have scouts on the mexican side that are watching our every move. they have facilitators that are also monitoring the main roads. they're watching what agents are doing and so forth. very coordinated effort. it's not just a random runner that we can get across. the past part of the infrastructure, the technology that's currently placed here, we have groups of 40, 50 run across here and make it to a load-up spot really, really fast. >> how has the wall changed things? >> the wall has been huge. not only the wall, but the technology piece here as well. we'll go over that here in a bit, so rather than them just running across a small levy, now they have the infrastructure, the border wall in place that impedes their quick movements. right now they have to scale the wall so the groups have gone
down from about 40, 50, to 15 or 20. this is an area we don't see that much traffic anymore because the smugglers know. >> are there certain times of day you see more trying to get across? >> they're opportunists, so whenever they feel that the opportunity is there for them to run their narcotics or illegal aliens, they'll do it. >> you are watching them, but they're also watching you. >> this is something else that's been very effective for the border patrol to stop illegal migration and narcotics trafficking. this is leftover bits of border wall. so far no one has treated to lo -- tried their luck at it. >> you can get an in depth look at the entire length of the u.s.-mexico border at cnn.com. john moore's photographs say the many different ways the border is marked along some 3,200 kilometers or almost 2,000 miles. violence and protests are making life difficult for haiti's hospitals, and they already have plenty of challenges to deal with. that is next. plus, the looming showdown over
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its grounds are home to livestock. protests mark the second anniversary of juvenile presidency. across haiti they demand he step down. i'm told that most of the patients, hundreds of them, have fled. it's easy to see why. >> this is your intensive care unit? >> yes. we have nothing. >> we really have nothing. >> nothing. >> there's no machinery. >> there's no -- the doctor tells me that the hospital was crippled by shortages before the riots. now it's also short of patience. this is the state university hospital of haiti, and it's been cut off by the city by riots. there's no food here or water. no medicines either.
this man is now stuck. he used to be getting drugs. next to him is madam. her catheter drains into a wash bowl. >> this is the reason why you can do what you have to do. >> when already poor people feel that their very existence is doubted about i their leaders, they're likely to try to prove oids. sam kylie, nn in port-au-prince. we turn to the humanitarian crisis in venezuela. u.s. senator marco rubio is slamming the government of sitting president nicholas maduro for rejecting much needed relief. rubio, visited a columbian warehouse where u.s. aid for venezuela is being stored and said the suppliers will be
delivered with or without mr. maduro. >> i think ultimately the question is whether it gets through in a way that he is cooperative with or in a way that he is not. there's no way you are going to stand ultimately in the wave of people whose children are starving to death, whose families are dying in hospitals because of preventible diseases, and they don't have the medicine for it. i'm not going to publicly announce to allow the regime and their allies to make efforts to block it, but i would say this. imagine for a moment if you're a member of the national guard or the venezuelan military, your own family is hungry. your own family is starving. your own relatives are dying because they can't get dyalysis or hiv medications, and you're going to follow an order to block them from reaching the people? >> venezuela's p on zbligs leader juan guiado is urging his supporters to stand against president maduro. he says his goal is to enlist a million volunteers to deliver the aid by saturday.
stephano has details now from caracas. >> reporter: no end in sight for the humanitarian aid here in venezuela with the opposition adamant that by february 23 the humanitarian aid will arrive in caracas. nicholas maduro still giving no sign under pressure from international community to let the humanitarian aid in. meanwhile, on sunday morning we were able to visit a field clinic that the ngo's that are working with the opposition's plan have set up to bring relief to the populations affected by the dramatic humanitarian and economic crisis that has been happening in venezuela for the past four years. we were there, and we spoke with the volunteers who have signed up with juan guiado's plan to bring the humanitarian aid into
venezuela, and it's almost that these -- this plan is not political. here's what one of those volunteers told us. >> they're not here for a political case. we are not here for guiado or for other politics. we are here for help. we are here because we want to get this opportunity to have -- for the community. >> despite what that volunteer told us that the aid is not a political issue, nicholas maduro seems only intent to keep the border to a humanitarian aid, and on sunday at the allegations of the european parliament who was visiting juan guiado was, they said, blocked at caracas international airport and being deported back to europe.
they said the delegation meant to come to caracas to visit him, but they were turned away by nicholas maduro's guards. tea is big business in india, earning the country hundreds of millions of dollars every year, but as christy lou stout reports, pregnant women are risking their lives to bring that tea to the world. >> reporter: tucked away in the northeastern tip of india are the lush green hills of -- more than half of the country's tea leaves are grown in plantations here, but the bright vistas hide a dark reality. some female tea pickers get pregnant while working and feel that they have to stay in the plantations until they're full-term. two of them spoke to cnn on condition of anonymity.
renchts the women say they get less money if they don't fill up their bavgts. the tea industry says it insures that tea sold internationally meets the highest standards of health and labor protections by working with independent accrediting agencies, but at two unaccredited plantations that cnn visited, workers complained to cnn of a lack of medical care.
>> there are programs for free prenalts care. deaths and births in public hospitals helping many people across the country. assam state still has a high maternity death rate. 237 women died 100,000 births, more than any other state in india. the state health director says the death rate is improving and hopes things will continue to get better as they introduce new public-private partnerships with the plantations. >> so we expand to the tea gardens. the land belongs to the tea garden or the tea garden company, but now we are getting to this drastically so that human rights are taken care of. >> reporter: for now, though, many women don't have access to or are not aware of what services should be available to them. they work until the later stages of pregnancy and sometimes give birth in the fields.
>> the women are afraid of what might happen, but just can't afford to miss out on a full day's pay. christy lou stout, cnn. a major defeat in syria is close. why a former cia praioperative that could make the terrorists even more dangerous. that's up in just a moment. do stay with us. yeah, i thought doing some hibachi grilling would help take my mind off it all. maybe you could relieve some stress by calling geico for help with our homeowners insurance. geico helps with homeowners insurance? they sure do. and they could save us a bundle of money too. i'm calling geico right now. cell phone? it's ringing. get to know geico and see how much you could save on homeowners and condo insurance.
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the fbi says he ordered a counter intelligence and obstruction of justice probe of donald trump for a number of reasons, including the president's own words. in a cbs interview andrew mccabe said the president's request that fbi director james comey drop the investigation into then national security advisor mielk flynn and comey's subsequent firing were among the reasons for launching the probe. yemen's warring parties have agreed on the first phase of a troop withdrawal of the key city. the parties also agreed in principle on a second phase. another meeting is to be held within a week to finalize the agreement. pakistan's foreign minister said saudi arabia has agreed to free over 2,000 pakistani prisoners. this comes after pakistan's prime minister had asked the saudi crown prince to treat millions of pakistanis living in saudi arabia as his own people.
earlier saudi arabia signed investment deals with pakistan reportedly worth $20 billion. well, a new warning on the reach and remaining power of isis. a u.s. military official says many fighters have likely fled from syria to iran in recent months. they may have taken quite a bit of cash with them. now, this comes as coalition forces close in on the last isis held enclave in southeastern syria, and as u.s. troops get ready to leave the country. washington's special envoy is trying to reassure allies about the pull-out saying it will be neither abrupt or rapid. she filed this report from baghdad.
all of that according to the latest assessment. all of this comes as the u.s. backed its syrian fighters with u.s. assistance are struggling to take the last isis stronghold in syria. the big concern now is there may be hundreds if not thousands of civilians in the area. many of them perhaps being helped by isis. the top u.s. general tonight in baghdad talking about how little the u.s. may be able to predict when that last stronghold is taken. >> it's an active battle. i mean, they could capitulate while we're sitting here. it could be several days. there's a lot of friction on the battlefield. we were moving at a pretty good clip three, four days ago. then the amount of displaced civilian that is were starting to come out, civilian fighters that were trying to infiltrate
or exfiltrate out. we slowed it down so we could do the proper screenings. >> what happens after the last stronghold falls? lieutenant general called the top commander here saying that sdf, the syrian democratic forces, that the u.s. has been backing will have to make some key decisions. the u.s. is willing to continue providing weapons and aid, but that may only last so long. if the sdf decides its only option is to now align itself with the assad regime. >> so we are in syria because of the threat to iraq. they are our partners in syria to fight isis. once that relationship is severed because they go back to the regime, which we don't have a relationship with, the russ russians we don't have a relationship with, when that happens we're in longer partners. >> now that the u.s. is pulling
its troops out of syria, the sft may have few opgs. they cannot align themselves with the turks. they're enemies, of course, and if they go with the assad regime for protection, the u.s. will cut relations with them because the u.s. cannot legally do business with assad. barbara star, cnn, baghdad. all this comes after a series of tweets from president trump that read to many like a threat. he said europe has to take back hundreds of isis fighters and put them on trial. if it doesn't, the u.s. will be forced to release them and they could then permeate europe. let's get more on all of this with cnn security analyst bob bard. he joins us from washington. bob, always great to talk with you. it's not the first time, of course, we're hearing this warning that the defeat of isis won't mean a total end to the terror group, but now a u.s.
military official tells us that more than 1,000 fighters have fled from syria into iraq with about $200 million. what are the possible ramifications of this well funded exodus? >> well, rosemary, i don't think we've heard the end of the islamic state by any means. it's simply gone under ground. it's become a guerrilla movement, but before 2014, and what you have in an bar province in iraq are the tribes that are receptive to the islamic state. simply because they've gotten a lousy deal from baghdad. they look at the islamic -- they look at the islamic state almost as a protector, and so you can see not only the thousand that fled across the border into iraq reforming and guerrilla groups, you're going to see more people joining it, and i think that's a pretty safe prediction. >> right. of course, all this as coalition forces are closing in on that last isis-held enclave in southeastern syria, but also as
those u.s. troops appear to leave, although washington special envoy suggests that won't be an bankrupt or record operation. nonetheless, is this really the time to be pulling u.s. troops out of syria? >> no. you know, what's going to happen is the islamic state is going to launch some sort of attack in europe, in the united states somewhere to announce its presence, and it will also continue to attack baghdad, and i think that's what the government in baghdad is worried about. all these people are showing up. there's no political settlement in iraq that would -- what should i say, squash this movement at this point. and as long as these political tensions continue, the islamic state will be looked at as a vehicle for resistance, and i just think, like i said, we haven't heard the last of it. >> very sobering. what about president trump's request to europe to take back
some of the 800 fighters in syria and put them on trial. if they don't do that, president trump is threatening to release them. what do you make of that? >> it's absolute accurate strosk to tell the europeans to take them back, put them on trial. you know, it's not the way this is going to be solved. it's likely not some of the islamic fighters that will go back and launch a terrorist attack. this is not the way to bring this conflict to an end. >> also, to threaten to release them if europe doesn't take them and put them on trial? does that seem an astounding thing for a u.s. president to say? >> it's a threat against their closest allies. it's never happened before. it's more picking away at nato. this completely shocked the europeans that we would even consider releasing these people and sending them back home.
they're still dangerous. they're committed. the possibility of them launching attacks, like i said, are very good. this is just -- trump has no idea how to bring this conflict to an end. he simply made up his mind that he wants out of the middle east, and whatever the consequences, be damned. >> of course, in that same tweet, president trump said that the caliphate is ready to fall. is he right or wrong? whatsoever advice is he getting on this? >> it's a parastate, the caliphate will fall, be overrun. i think it will be more dangerous once these people are let loose and driven underground because it will be impossible to find them in anbar province and in lots of parts of syria. a lot of them -- a lot of them are going to end up in turkey. i mean, you know, this is an underground movement at its
hearted, and its most dangerous as an underground movement. >> right. you think president trump is missing the point that even if the caliphate falls, that doesn't mean it's the end of isis. he is getting advice of that, but he doesn't seem to be processing that information. >> well, trump doesn't listen to the central intelligence agency or the pentagon. both of whom understand what's going on in this part of the world. if the caliphate should fall, baghdadi should be captured, that's not the end of it. it's a resistance movement, very much like marksism. it will continue on until there's some sort of political resolution, and he is just disengaging from the middle east way too fast, and is he going to regret this, and i would say very soon. >> well, always great to have your analysis on these matters. many thanks to you. >> thank you. 26,579 and counting.
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aurora, illinois, is mourning the loss of five people gunned down in the latest mass shooting in the united states. they were killed when a co-worker went on a rampage after he was fired from his job last week. a memorial has gone up outside the henry pratt building where they worked, and part of that memorial, five white crosses made by a man who lives in aurora. he has done this for nearly every u.s. tragedy over the past
20 years. scott mcclain shares his story. >> for more than two decades 68-year-old greg has been making and hand delivering comfort to grieving families across america. it's a big job that takes a lot of lumber, a lot of paint, and countless nights inside of his truck. >> i'm the kind of guy that falls asleep real easy where. >> it's not comfortable, but neither is the task at hand. >> most people don't want to think about the shootings until it happens on their doorsteps. >> you live at 365. why? >> i feel it's making a difference. >> he has placed his wooden crosses at columbine, sandy hook, southernland springs, texas, orlando's pulse nightclub, parkland, florida, and las vegas, and that's barely scratching the surface twlsh in
total -- >> 26,579. you have no idea what i have seen in this country. >> he has seen america at its worst and still believes in its best. >> we're a country that's so full of hope. >> in every place he hears people say they never thought it could happen here. even he believed that until friday. >> i feel so dumb that i wasn't thinking that it could happen here. i should have thought it could happen here. >> just three miles from his home in aurora, illinois, a man opened fire on his colleagues after learning he had been let go. five people were killed. the next day there are five crosses bearing their names. >> my heart rate was going up because i can't believe i'm standing on the ground here in my town doing this. my town, you know, it's like a nightmare. >> following each tragedy he takes comfort in the fact that he can get in his truck and
leave. >> i put on, like i'm strong, like i'm carrying the whole weight of the world on my shoulders because i know that i'm going to be in and out. >> just not this time. >> that's why i'm having a hard time living here because i'm not in and out. >> this time it's a much heavier cross to bear. scott mcclain, cnn, aurora, illinois. >> he is right. it is a nightmare. cnn is learning new details now about the alleged attack against actor jussie smollett. sources tell cnn that police believe the crime could have been staged. two brothers were arrested, but released without charge days later after police say they found new evidence. ryan young has the latest. >> reporter: we now know the detectives have obtained and are examining the cell phones of the two brothers they suspect that smollett paid to orchestrate the attack. according it a source familiar with the investigation. the source also tells us that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.
in a statement to cnn saturday night smollett's attorneys wrote in part, as the victim of a hate crime who is cooperating with the police investigation, jussie smollett is angered and devastated by the recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. he has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that say jussie played a role in his own attack. that's nothing further from the truth. anyone claiming otherwise is lying. as a group of detectives continues to work the case, chicago police did confirm to us the information received from the brothers has, in fact, shifted the trajectory of the investigation adding that they have reached out to the actor's attorney to request a follow-up interview. it would not comment if they still considered the actor a victim at this point. brian young, cnn, chicago. ahead on cnn newsroom, severe winter weather is barrelling down on millions of americans and threatening to create treacherous travel conditions. we'll take a look at where the
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the same in the american southwest. we have our meteorologist ivan cabrera in with us to talk about this messy, horrible, nasty weather. >> that's just the first storm. rosemary, we're talking about a second storm coming in. it is hitting the ground. it's in early spring. that is now across the northeast. it is a holiday in the u.s. for international viewers here. a lot of folks hopefully staying at home. if you are going to be off here. it is raining in atlanta. that's a wet commute through the carolinas into philly as well. once again, into new york and points to the north, that's where it's cold enough for snow. we've seen the purple here. that's even worse. that's the transition line. that's never a good thing. that's why we have freezing rain and potential for some icy roadways with the wintry mix. winter weather advisory and a winter storm warning for the south shore of massachusetts and into rhode island as well. that's where we are accumulating significant amounts of snow for this four to seven inches. that will require a shovel and a
lot of treatment on the roadways here. early on we're going to continue to see them. look at the clos clock here. this is today. this thing is adding in by later this evening and into the overnight hours. the problem is we have another one cued up and ready to go. you see the moisture in the four corners. that's going to transition into a big low. this one is going to be a bigger deal. look at wednesday. another snow event for new england and then new york gets into it as well. perhaps up to an inch of snowfall. that's enough to make for a mess on the airports. very heavy rainfall and the potential of flooding across the midsection of the southeast, and then up to the north you see the snowfall. i mean, this is not going to be blockbuster as far as the snow amounts here for this time of year. we can certainly get into more of that, but as we get closer to
parts, you start wanting to file things out. we'll want to do that for a little bit. if you are traveling friday, by the way perhaps, you're going to new york, temperatures climbing up. i think we'll be good. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. remember to connect with me any time on twitter. early start is next for our viewers here in the united states. for everyone else, stay tuned for more news with our max foster in london. the russells travel to a
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