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that orchestrated it. >> that's the conclusion of the u.s. intelligence community with high confidence. nic robertson reporting from rondon. good reporting. thank you very much and to a our viewers thanks for watching. follow me on twitter and instagram. tweet the show at abc krn sit room. >> up up front breaking news. a chinese woman charged with illegally trumps mar-a-lago. she had four cell phones, a laptop and hard drive and thumb drive with malwhich are. this as the president was spending the weekend at mar-a-lago. plus breaking news, house dems serving staffers with four subpoenas the news in this hour. and the president threatening to shut down the southern border. republicans now ardantly against it. is the president bluffing? empty threats in let's go "outfront." evening i'm erin burnett with outfront a stunning security breech are bra breach. a kmiens woman arrested for
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trying to lie into mar-a-lago last weekend while the of the united states was stay tlg. and what she had on her is raising sr. concerns tonight. according to prosecutors we have the entire document here what they filed. they she held two pass parts from the republic of ch four childrens external hard drive and thumb drive that contained malicious malware. according to prosecutors the woman chamd a chinese friend charles told her to travel to mar-a-lago to speak with a member of the trump family. shimon is outfront. on a lot of levels, disturbing. you know, some of it you go, is this real life? it is. do investigators haveny idea who this person is and what she was doing at mar-a-lago? that is the big question certainly at this, erin, is exactly why was she there. authorities not telling us, you know, why she was there, why they think she was really there. they're obviously investigating the secret service, other law
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enforcement partnering looking into this. the thing is, what's really troubling is a, yes she was on the grounds, able to communicate with secret service agents that she was there. first she said she was there to go to the pool when she went to a separate area another checkpoint she said she was there to talk to the president's family. she wanted to talk about relations, economic relations with the chinese. obviously all very troubling because the secret service agents started covering that her story wasn't making sense. and one of the most troubling things i think in reading all this is this thumb drive you talked about. there was this malicious software on it. and the whole point of in is -- and what authorities want to know is was this designed in a way, this thumb drive designed in way to deliver the malicious software? was there something else going on here? obviously the big question for them is who sent her? was she sent by somebody or did she come up with the idea herself? a lot of questions certainly under counterintelligence side.
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and what this is really about for authorities as they try to dive into this. they going through her computer, her cell phone, that thumb drive they know what's on there. they have to figure out -- and they can do this, erin, where is this malware from? perhaps is there a country that it's associated with? >> right. >> all of that will be key parts of in investigation for law enforcement. >> all right thank you, shimon. i mean it's deeply concerned how far she got. by the way they make it clear she didn't have to go swimming in the bag. she was there with the malwaur, the four cell phones and two passports. outfront jack weiss former federal prosecutor and juliette kooim former assist secretary for. what does this look like. >> it looks like a chinese operation, the fact she was from hang high, the chinese would is send her from shanghai. republic of china passports.
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they use those all the time to deflect spish suspicion in this type of operation. it was clearly clumsy but normal people don't carry four cell phones and malware with them, especially going into what's essentially, you know the white house in florida. >> right. and juliette, she shows up at first acts like she doesn't understand english. and part of the reason she got as far as she did is last name is xiong. and someone at mar-a-lago with a last name as that and they let her in as far as she got. she acts like she doesn't understand english. but when they talk to her and hand her pieces of paper to read, they say she exhibited a detailed knowledge and ability to verse and understand even subtle nuances of the english language. which it seems like she was pretending she couldn't do. >> right. so she was pretending to be in sort of, you know, not- not
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english speaking cousin of someone a member trying to get in. then she knows she is exposed. i'd agree with bob this looks like of an entity could be a corporation or the chinese trying to get in. the only question i have now is essentially why does it look clumsy? i'm always curious when it looks clumsy. did they intend for her to get caught? was this a statement by a country or corporation knowing how open mar-a-lago is, knowing that the trump administration has not been good at -- every story this week has been about security clearances, the openness of secrets and accessibility by enemies and sort of disappointment by allies who know how clumsy the white house is and giving security clearances to people who don't know. i think all of the stories are connected, which is essentially a door wide open, is what the white house is telling to our enemies, about the secrets of the united states and our
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national security. >> i mean, jack when you look at what she had, four cell phones laptop, external hard drive, thumb drive which had malicious malware on it, what do you make of that? whether this was clumsy or not. >> well the only thing she didn't have a bathing suit and she said she was going swimming. >> right. >> i make of it what juliette and bob make of it. i would add, okay, if she is clumsy how many people have gotten into mar-a-lago over the past two years who weren't as clumsy. it's stunning how far she got in. my suspicion is she is not the first. and juliette is right. s in a week with the security clearance issue. we see the front doors and back doors open to this administration. >> this has been a big concern, bob, is mar-a-lago and the susceptibility to foreign influence, right all the people. you pay your money you are a member of the club. >> exactly. and we know we talked about in erin, if you want to get to the president you go to moorlg you can get around the secret service because it's a private place. and everybody know nas from the russians to the chinese, any
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hostile intelligence service, if you want the president's secret g go to mar-a-lago, whether somebody owning a massage parceler or somebody with malware, go to mar-a-lago, you did get all the secrets you need. don't try it at the white house which is well protected. >> juliette, according to the charging document i want to read one other thing. the issue how she got there. she claims, okay her chinese friend charles told her to travel from shanghai to palm beach to attend this event. it was a sort of a u.s./china event and attempt to speak with a member of the president's family with chinese and american foreign economic relations. then the agents tried to get more information about charles. xiong claim she spoke through a messaging service popular in china. they don't know anything about this guy. anything -- it seems to bizarre. >> yeah. and one has to assume huss had this is all a lie. she is an agent of someone. and i keep mentioning corporation because the chinese
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corporations are also very interested in our secrets, our national security secrets as we well know in terms of telecoms and missile deployments or missile building and things. so she is an agent of someone and comes up with the story. there is in charles in china. you know, there is just no charles in china whatever his name is. and she tries to essentially get out of it by trying to concoct the story. i think there is a gem of interesting aspect to this part of the law enforcement materials. which is, they don't seem shocked in -- in what they wrote that someone from china is trying to get to mar-a-lago to talk to the president or his family about an international or business deal. that's not the surprising part to them because one has to assume that's happening all the time as we well know. what's surprising is of course that the story doesn't match. >> right, i mean, jack, that is the point, that in and of
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itself, they were able to check and say there was no event. but the fact that there would be an event happening while the president there between the u.s. and china didn't in and of itself cause any concern. >> no, it didn't. and let's face it. when we read the arrest warrant, the secret service does not come off looking great in this. she gets past check after check. abundance her name sort of kind of sounds like xiong they let her lieu. >> which in and of itself is -- whatever you want to use, culturely clueless, racist you think they would do better. >> sno one comes out looking good. maybe she is canon fodder she send one person a week until someone gets through. >> bob, that's the question is what they she would have done with the malware. >> jack's going to know this. once urn in the wi-fi logs and the rest of it and you want want to do the entry if you have a choice into a building as opposed to standing away. >> you could do something through the wi-fi. >> they could get conversations, do hair monthics turn on
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microphones in parts of the system and all the signals intelligence whether corporate or not runs through the chinese army. there is a law they have to report to the chinese army. so even -- juliette is right. even if it's a corporation that messed up they're still at the end of the day reporting to the chinese army. >> of course now you have this arrest here and you know what happens to her jack from here, of course, whether she -- >> interesting. >> is extradited. >> interesting if they trough espionage. they nighttime knowledge other her. >> breaking news democrats serving the white house official was four subpoenas plus president trump replacing mexico with a mu new villain as he threatens to shut down the mexican border. >> we don't make a deal with congress. the border is going to be closed. 00%. >> and president trump ripping into mayor of san juan calling
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katlyn collins is outfront at the white house. katlyn, obviously this is a big step. these have actually been issued. it's not a threat. it's starting. is the white house going to comply or fight the subpoenas? >> reporter: so far, erin, the white house has not commented on the fact that the subpoenas have been served to the officials. but with he know they are thinking, especially when it comes to the security clearances, so far the white house said they do not believe the democrats on oversight have any right to get access to in information when the white house council making et argument that the president has the authority to grant or deny the clearances. so far the white house has not given the oversight committee a single document related to the clearances requests. that leads you to believe where this is headed from here. however, it doesn't seem that this is the last subpoena they are getting related to the clearances. cummings has said if they do not comply he is pushing to take additional steps. the other subpoena was about the census question on the
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citizenship question on the census form. that is one that actually had a republican vote to authorize that subpoena. pu we know with this that that so far the white house has argued that it's before litigation because the supreme court is said to consider the decision in about three weeks. the white house could argue that. we heard from president trump actually this morning weighing in on this saying he believes the census would be meaningless without that question on there. so whether or not they comply we are waiting and watching to see the response to this, erin. >> katlyn, thank you very much. i want to go to harry sandik and lawyer are coates former federal prosecutor. process harry does the white house choice? this is the beginning of onslaught. do they have a choice to comply or fight. >> i think they have the choice to fight. you could construct argument thinking about executive privilege or as we were saying, the existence of ongoing litigation. to me i don't think those arguments are very strong.
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but, you know, as we saw with the manafort sentencing, different judges can come occupant different ways and it can take years to resolve. >> that's the game they want to play. >> it could be. this will continue eep up to the election. >> if they want to run out the clock. laura we have both subpoenas. now the president slamming democrat who fb threaten to issue more subpoenas, specifically, right, jerry na nadler he is not waiting. he wants it now. he wants the subpoena now and here is the president's response. >> i think it's ridiculous. we went through two years of the mueller investigation. the attorney general now and the deputy attorney general ruled no obstruction. they said no obstruction. and so there is no collusion. there is no obstruction and now we're going to start this process over again. i think it's a disgrace. >> all right. sew doesn't want it out there, laura. but it's quite a change from the president a few days ago on
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releasing the mueller report. here he is. >> let it come out. let people see it. >> sounds like a real change of tune to me. am i right, laura. >> of course, it's a total about-face. and seems to be perhaps either foreboding or you have us worning why the about the face? do you know something about it? is it because it's not the complete exon ration. part of the question is the president understands one thing. that is in addition to the mueller investigation there was always intended to be a congressional probe. their functions and roles are very different. they're supposed to legislate if there is some basis in order to do so to change the ability of foreign people from trying to interfere with elections. they always had this parallel track. they played second fiddle, erin, because the mueller probe had criminal consequences. a lot of the witness ds not want to be forthcoming with the threat of. on their side. there was always supposed to happen like the president wanted
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it to end with mueller. but there was always suppose to be a dual track. >> of course in prior investigations harry is the dual track which is resulted in congressional actions. new york magazine reporting tonight that trump's aides are worried, afraid overselling the mueller report. he tells everybody exon ration. sun aide says there will be plenty of unfavorable things we think will come out. let's not go overboard saying no wrong doing. >> i think whoever is twizing the president thanksgiving good advice we foe there were 50 oh search warrants executed. a warrant requires a showing to a judge that there is probable cause to believe that crime has been committed >> mueller can't say okay i'm coming in to make it clear. you have to show to a judge it's legit. >>right. there was some evidence of criminal wrongdoing. and maybe considerable evidence. that doesn't mean there was enough to charge anyone. and that's a high standard and prosecutors should be reluctant to charge. but the idea that there was no evidence of anything which is
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what we heard people saying the day or two after barr's report just seems likely to be wrong. >> and laura, you have the chairman of the house intelligence committee, as you point oud, a different role than mueller. but he is now saying ton to cnn that bob mueller is going to testify before congress. here is adam schiff. >> i think it is inevitable that bob mueller is going to have to testify. and i would presume he may testify before multiple committees. >> that would be something else. what do you say, laura will happen. >> we hope that it happens because of course we have not gotten an answer to the question of why mueller has punted on the question of obstruction to bill barr. did he intend to punt to bill barr or to congress? what was it he was unable to reach a conclusion about which was part of his mandate? and remember, we have only seen about 101 words from robert mueller of 22 months, the indictments he issued. but the people want to hear from him as special counsel, not a political appointee.
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i'd be surprised if he didn't testify, having said that i'm sure that barr will be the person who will be the immedili. he gave pennsylvania 19-page explanation that coincidently coincided with what he decided on obstruction of justice. >> harry does bob mueller want to testify? i know he is a private person. does he think that to put the truth out there that he needs to testify? or is going to avoid it like hell. >> it's hard to mind read and ultimately it's not his decision alone. even if he wanted to testify because he did the work for the department of justice i would think they could say, look you're not allowed to call any employee of the department. but one does wonder as all this tack swirls about the report if whether he or the people who worked with him are getting a little bit irritated about some of the claims being made by the administration and by people in the public. >> all right. thank you very much. both of you. and next president trump says he
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may have no choice but tonight but to shut down the border. the threats keep coming. they keep coming. does he really understand what that threat even means? we are live on the border tonight with a reality check. plus the mayor of san juan outfront. her ponce to the president's attack. and the white house spoerks person calling puerto rico, that country. >> all we've done in that country. they've had a systematic ms. management of gads and services we sent to them. whoooo.
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100%. >> 100%. well the president went on to admit that closing the border would have a negative impact on the economy. those are the words he used. but he said loud and clear that's not what matters most. and that puts him on what seems to be a very different page than both the exactic and republican leaders of the senate. >> economic disaster to the country would be huge. >> closing down the border would have potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country. >> well, that is agreement. disaster and catastrophe from the top democrat and top republican in the senate. here is an example. looking at the auto industry, according to a leading automotive expert, the entire u.s. auto industry would shut down within a week if the border is closed. even close to that it gives you a sense of the magnitude of this. who would that hurt looking at the pain in automotive industry? highest percentage of automate workers michigan, indiana, ohio, kentucky, tennessee and alabama,
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you can look at where those states voted in the election. does the president understand the consequences of shutting down the soern border? or did he come out with a big bell i coast threat without think going through or learning the facts? ed lavandera is outfront on the ground. >> reporter: border residents heard the repeated threats for weeks. and trying to figure out if president trump is just flirting with disaster or serious about closing the border. >> we got to stop the crime. close up -- got to close up the border. >> i'm telling you right now, we will close the damn border. >> the ports of entry and border crossings are a life line between the tightly integrated communities where mexico and the united states blend together. there are 24 ports of entry that dot the southern border from brownsville, texas, to southern california. and beyond that there are dozens of border crossings where a steady stream of people cross bridges and zms checkpoints daily.
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sifrlt reyes spent nearly 30 years as a border patrol agent. he was a democratic congressman' describes the shutting down of the border as lunacy. >> i wonder how much longer they get away with it. because you can't -- it can't be good, now, for the president of the united states to be threatening or even just talking about shutting down the border. it's nuts. >> the port between tijuana and colorado is sprawling where people can wait for hours to drive across. llaurado texas is the largest inland port on the border with special bridges designed to accommodate 4 p 6 million trucks a year. carrying car parts, food, clothing and electronics. even tiny crossing like in far west texas where you can take a row boat cross to the other side. all of this would theoretically grind to ha halt. >> across the united states between 5 and 6 million american
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jobs directly rely on trade with mexico. >> everything from frrn 500 countries to the mom and pop shops part of the colorful border landscape would feel the pain says the ceo of a group called borderplex alliance advocating for hundreds of mechanics and american businesses relying on international trade. and the pain won't be restricted to border towns. >> it would impact the entire country. uncertainty is the enemy of jobs growth and investment. and closing the border creates an error of uncertainty, even the threat creates that air of uncertainty. >> and erin, tonight on border towns as we see people walking back leaving work tonight, and you can see there in the distance all of those people who have probably been waiting hours to get from mexico into el paso people dealing with -- wove been asked multiple times is the border closed? can we get cross?
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people worried about whether or not if it happens if they're on the right side of the border. these are real life concerns that the folks are dealing with. >> ed, thank you very much. i can see that line behind ed as he speaks. i want to go to the assist house speaker congressman lou hahn. you're from a border state. do you think the president is going to go through with in threat that he has been so adamant making, black and white? is he shutting down the border. >> first, erin, this is bad idea no matter how you look at it. i think many of us are very concerned that the president may go through with this. you spelled it out clearly. if the president closed down the southern border, this would devastates the auto industry across america, including all the manufacturing jobs where they are assembling vehicle. devastating farmers who already feel the squeeze because of president's games with tariffs.
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in addition that, you look at the health care facilities cross america depending on equipment that's also coming into the united states through the southern border. it would devastate the ability to access care in many communities. this is bad all around. and i can't imagine that the president won't come to his senses to stop in senseless political game. we shall be working together to make sure we're addressing challenges. i can't imagine why he is doing this. >> he doesn't like to be told what to do. we know that. and the more he hears from people like you or mitch mcconnell, sometimes he goes the opposite way. today he tries to say he is not mad at mexico maerm. now he puts on the onus on you, democrats, specifically, saying you have to come the table. i'll play again what he said. >> what we have to do is congress has to meet quickly and make a deal. i could do it in 45 minutes. >> can he do it in 45 minutes? will you give him 45 minutes. >> look, if the president wants
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to work with congress, congress is willing to work with him. but the president will invite in the cameras make a deal and walk away from it. and again all the president's doing here is playing political games and posturing. why would he threaten the u.s. economy, threaten the entire auto industry, threaten farmers across america with these idle threats? look, mr. president, if you want to work the together weech out to congress and we are ready and willing. >> there is been no invitation you've gotten. >> not that i'm. >> you're the assist house speaker you'd know. >> not that i'm aware of, erin. here is the thing we passed an important package that opened up the government that included investments in border security and humanitarian i had aid to the border. is the president using those funds? there is a question mark surrounding how the administration and the secretary of the homeland security department are operating. >> politico reports tonight that house democrats are considering a vote though condemn the president over the calls to shut down the border.
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a formal statement. and i guess the question is to you, are you considering that just to force republicans to go on the record and oppose the president? is that what you are doing trying to force the hand of your colleagues across the aisle? >> i think it's important that democrats and republicans come together on this issue. and we're hearing pushback to the president's threats to should down the border which would devastate the u.s. economy. we're hearing a condemnation from democrats and republicans here. so if the president wants to work with us we should work together but it's important that congress use every tool we have to be loud and clear this is a bad idea and the president should walk away from it. >> tonight the president responded for the house -- there was a house vote to subpoena the full mueller report. and he originally has you know had said absolutely no problem i want the american people to see it. very different tonight. here is what he said. >> i think it's ridiculous. we went through two years of the mueller investigation.
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the attorney general now and the deputy attorney general ruled no obstruction. they said no obstruction. and so there is no collusion. there is no obstruction. and now we start the process over again. i think it's a disgrace. >> so what's going on here? he said he wanted everybody to see it. no problem. is he caning his tune? you think he is block going or not. >> look if the president has nothing to worry about he should fully support releasing the report to the american people. congress has already voted, 420-0. democrats and republicans came together to say make this report public. so, again, this doesn't surprise me the president may change his mine. because he seems to do that a lot. mr. president you got nothing to worry about make the report available to the american people and to the congress. >> congressman, thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> next a white house spoerks person kaults puerto rico that country. and the president calls the mayor of san juan crazed and
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new tonight, president trump spokesman referring to puerto rico as another country.
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here is hogan gidley. >> with all we did in the country they have had a systemic mismanagement of. >> i think you referred to puerto rico as that country. >> a territory, yes. i'm sorry that was a mistake. >> lip of tongue. >> i want to clarify that. >> his comment comes as trump escalatesed the feud. the saying fema worked miracles but the politician like the mayor of san juan have done a poor job of bringing the island back to health. outfront now, the san juan moore, carmen cruz. mayor cruz. thank you very much i would be remiss process i didn't start with the president. he calls you crazed and incompetent. your response. >> look, the president lives in an tlerptive world we tries to pin people against one another. i guess it's easier for him to try and put me down. he cannot. you know, what -- he will more
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roosevelt used to say no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. well, mr. president we don't consent. you don't know what you are talking about. you continue to lie and continue to mistreat people. and that's just the way you do policy. one of the things i learned if he doesn't get his way he throws a little temper tantrum and try and ditch anybody he can. he did it a few weeks ago when he couldn't get the money for the border. he left $800,000 federal employees without the ability to take food to their families. that's exactly what he is doing to puerto rico. 1.3 million puerto ricans need some sort of feed stamp assistance to put food on the table. out of that 45% are children, elderly and disabled citizens. it is remarkable that the president cannot understand that he has gotten this all wrong. and it's like a virus.
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it continues to sift down. you quoted the deputy communications officer from the white house, calling us that people. rick scott, senator recently coming into the senate saying that he will only support the kind of aid that the president is going to approve. well. >> and the president himself -- mayor, the president himself -- you point out what hogan said referring to it as that country. the president said puerto rican politicians only take from the usa. does the president even recognize in any important way, meaningful way that puerto ricans are citizens of the united states of america? >> the president doesn't care. he has proven time and time again that he is in this to look good. you know, he thinks this is about him. he never got it when when i pleaded and asked for help, he never got this was about saving lives. he doesn't get that this is about putting food on the table.
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what does he do? he tries to pin puerto ricans against farmers in the midwest who are also in dire need of getting the help -- this is not help. this is what governments that have a moral platform to stand up, which of course a president does not -- do. when the people that are governed by them need assistance they provide assistance. and more over he lies, $91 billion have not gotten to puerto rico. the "washington post" says that between $11 and $13 billion have gotten to puerto rico. 3,000 people died on his watch and he is not embarrassed by that. >> to make your point about the $91 billion. the "washington post" says it's only $11 billion got to it and rest is money set aside and eventually money that may be needed. the number doesn't add up at all. but the president says the money puerto rico has it has not been
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spent wisely. here is how he put it, mayor. >> you do have a mayor much san juan that, frankly, doesn't know what she is doing. and the governor -- they got to spend the money wisely. they don't know how to spend the money and are not spending it wisely. >> obviously personally, again, striking at you as well as the governor. puerto rico puerto rico did declare $123 billion in pruptsy, thes first time in history a state or ert of the united states has done so. does he have a point at all, player, about puerto rico accounting for the money you are receiving? >> oh, absolutely. and one of the things that i have asked bennie thompson, the president of the homeland security committee, is to set up some sort of a -- a computerized data point where we can all see where the money has gone. but let me give you one point.
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for example, fema right now is in the process still of providing the cities of san juan and all the rest of the cities in puerto rico the mona they are supposed to be reimbursed. and this is from the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. so of course people ought to be accountable for the money that is given ford to do the reconstruction and the recovery. but he doesn't have to lie. you know, why he lies because he made this and spun this as a good news story. this is trump's katrina. that is not a gad news story. it's never been a good news story for him. the pink knew it that's why they wrote him emails telling him to ignore when i called for help back in september on october of 2017. the american people, who are so much different from the united states -- from the president of the united states know that's why they flocked to puerto rico
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by the hundreds to help us to feed us, to tend to our wounds. so of course one has to be accountable for the money. but the president is unable to give one example of where that money has been misused. he is all about the talk. he is not about doing what is right or -- or really trying to get people to come together. >> the empathy. mayor cruz, thank you so much. i appreciate your coming on tonight. >> thank you very much. >> and next, the new women in congress calling out male coworkers. >> we feel empowered to call it out. and say, hey that's not cool. >> plus when it comes to golf, is the president the commander in cheat? d all from a gentle mit you can barely feel. flonase sensimist. you can barely feel.
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capitol hill. >> it's archaic sexism. you say hi, and they'll say hey, beautiful, or hey darling, and that's every day, that kind of thing happens. >> california democrat katie hill revealing a conversation she had with a male member of congress about one-minute speeches on the house floor. he joked to her that he can be a mr. five minute man or mr. whatever minute man you want. >> i'm like ooh, he needs to know. people need to know you can't say that kind of thing. >> these freshmen women coming in with record-breaking numbers on capitol hill say they are confronting what needs to be changed by calling out the old ways directly. >> the only way it can be broken down is by seeing women as your peers and over and over and over again, and having those kinds of behaviors not be accepted. >> georgia democrat lucy mcbath facing comments from outside the capitol, sexist attacks from this radio show. >> you're there to knock lucy mcbath back in the kitchen. >> yeah, go back to sewing stuff and needlepoint and things like that. that would be great.
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tonight, trump's golf game. here's jeanne. >> it's enough to make an avid golfer feel like he's landed in a sand trap. trapped just hearing the title. >> commander in cheat. >> and the author giving all those interviews. >> he cheats like a mafia accountant. >> you write to say donald trump cheats at golf is to say michael phelps swims. >> golf is like bicycle shorts. it reveals a lot about a guy. >> that's one revelation we can live without. this is really going to tee off the president. over 250 pages accusing him of cheating at his beloved sport. others, like samuel l. jackson have said they have seen president trump cheat. >> we saw him hook a ball into the lake. >> somehow, his caddie found it. >> he took off founding. thex thing we know, i found it, mr. trump. >> he actually did cheat tiger woods. >> he kicks the ball out of the rough so many times, the caddies
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call him pele. >> the soccer great, but forget the president's feet. >> these hands hit a golf ball 285 yards. look at these hands. >> i said i was the best golfer of all the rich people. i know how to win. i have won -- these people will tell you. have i won many club championships? >> 18 club championships by his own count. >> i'm like, you liar, because you told me how you did it. when i played with you. >> author rick reilly demolishes trump's 2.8 handicap. the lower the better. but experts say he's probably a 9. online, the president was compared to gold finger. hitting the ball into the rough, then having odd job drop a new ball down his pants for better positioning. >> if that's his original ball, i'm arnold palmer. >> i'm standing on it. >> 007's solution was to counter cheat. cheating at golf doesn't rise to the level of accusations about russia. but it tees up this tweet. there was no collusion with my caddie.
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jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> and thank you for joining us. don't forget, you can watch "outfront" anytime, anywhere. go to cnn go. "ac 360" with anderson starts right after this. good evening. we begin with breaking news. international intrigue. federal prosecutors filing charges against a woman who allegedly got into mar-a-lago on saturday. she was equipped, the feds say, like a small electronics store including four cell phones and a thumb drive with malware on it. maybe she forgot to do a virus scan. in any case, it's quite a case and quite a story. nicolas is a investigative reporter for the miami herald. who is this woom who was arrested? how did she get into mar-a-lago? >> we don't know a whole lot about this woman from china. she showed up at mar-a-lago on saturday with,