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thank you for joining us, i'm dana perino. up next, here is shepard smith. >> shepard: noon on the west coast, 3:00 at the white house, president trump expected to speak any moment there after a busy day of firing off tweets about the special counsel case and what a white house lawyer may have told robert mueller's team. no taxicab confession from the president's former fixer michael cohen, but a new report of just how much trouble he could be facing over his taxi business. could this create problems for the president? let's get to it. >> now, "shepard smith reporting," live from the fox news deck. >> shepard: fox news desk monday afternoon, president trump set to speak at any minute now at the white house, where he's hosting immigration officers and border protection agents in event white house dubbed salute
to the heroes. see if the president goes off script to talk about the russia investigation. he's had plenty to say on twitter after report in the "new york times" the white house counsel, not his counsel, represents the presidency, don mcgahn cooperated with the special counsel robert mueller's team. president trump claims don mcgahn spent 30 hours with investigators, "only with my approval for purposes of transparenciy," the president's lawyers, it is reported, the presidency's lawyers was one thing, his own lawyers don't know how much mcgahn told mueller. according to the times, mcgahn's decision to speak to special counsel was part of the strategy to protect himself from the president. mcgahn made the call after he came to believe that president trump was setting him up to take a fall for any crimes the investigation might uncover.
chief white house correspondent john roberts live on the north lawn. hey, john. >> good afternoon. taking far more direct aim at robert mueller than he has in the past, mostly criticism of the mueller investigation, but now the president holding nothing back about mueller himself. the president tweeting this morning,
"disgraced and discredited bob mueller and his group of angry democrat thugs spent 30 hours with the white house counsel, with my approval, misspelling there, anyone needs that much time is just someone looking for trouble. they are enjoying ruining people's lives and refuse to look at corruption on the democrat's side. the lies, firing, deleted e-mails and much more. dems are looking to impact the election, they are a "national disgrace," and flurry of tweets today and over the weekend in response to stories about mcgahn speaking to mueller accident fox news confirmed mcgahn did sit
down for interviews with mueller on three occasions, totaled up the number there, shep. the president's attorney, dowd and cobb, worried mueller might want to subpoena everyone in the white house because mcgahn had initially been unreceptive for inquiries from mueller to speak with him. the president told mcgahn to cooperate with the special counsel office. dowd, the lead outside attorney at the time spoke with mcgahn's attorney william burke, telling fox news on saturday don mcgahn was a strong witness for the president. the lead attorney, rudy giuliani, says they don't know everything that mcgahn told mueller, they do not think he said anything incriminating. listen here. >> we have a good sense obviously of what mr. mcgahn testified to. i think that through john john dowd good sense and john dowd yesterday said, i'll use his
word, rather than mine, mcgahn was a strong witness for the president. i don't need to know much more about that. >> a lot of speculation why this is coming out now, don't forget negotiations continue between the president's attorney and robert mueller about possibility of an interview with the president. did something arise from the conversations that mueller had with mcgahn that he now wants to speak with the president in person about? it is widely believed, shep, mcgahn will leave his position as white house counsel after the brett kavanaugh confirmation is complete. that might have something to do with it, as well. >> john, webster's defines as body of real things, events and facts and the state of being the case. it's truth. it's knowable, often demon strabable, sometimes elusive, but truth is truth, except that phrase lives inside alternative facts in a new place unique to the current environment. >> i will not be rushed into having him testify so he gets
trapped into perjury, when you tell me, that, you know, he should testify, because he will tell the truth and shouldn't worry, that is silly, it is somebody's version of the truth, not the truth. he didn't have a conversation -- >> truth is truth, i don't mean to go. >> no, truth isn't truth. >> rudy giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, back to john roberts at the white house. there has been an attempt at tidying of the moment. >> there has, a lot of people, shep, have likened that to kellyanne conway white house chief counselor said when she talked about alternative facts. rudy giuliani tried to explain further what he meant in a tweet this morning saying, "my statement was not pontification on theology, but referring to situation where two people make contradictory statement, he said/she said, sometimes further inquiry reveals truth and other time its doesn't," and schiff,
quoted orwell saying "today giuliani added to orwell's litter gee, war is peace, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength and truth isn't truth. adam schiff criticizing the president is surprising as the sun coming up, this did raise the literary bar far more area shep, than most of what we see on twitter these days. >> shepard: truth is truth there. john roberts, thank you. we have that going on at the white house. we are learning more about the president's former personal lawyer and fixer and his bank fraud investigation. the "new york times" now reports the feds are looking into some $20 million in loans to michael cohen's family taxi business and whether michael cohen represented his own finances or misrepresented them to get those loans. senior correspondent rick leventhal is there with this, $20 million. >> if you have ridden in a new
york city cab, you might have noticed the medallions. michael cohen owned many medallions, could be key to the government's case cht the feds are focused on 32 -- i'm sorry, $20 million in loans cohen received from two banks using the medallions valued at a million each. the time suggests prosecutors are closely examining how cohen reported that income and could use it against him in the tax fraud investigation or to coerce testimony in exchange for leniency. we have known michael cohen was under investigation since april when federal authorities raided his home, office and hotel room connected to the mueller probe. michael cohen was the president's lawyer for years, even saying he would take a bullet, suggesting his own family and country would come first. we reached out to michael cohen's attorney, who would tell us he can't comment since the matter is under investigation
and wouldn't respond to anonymous people who call themselves investigators, who hide behind anonymity. the times reports, by the way, the charges could come before the end of the month or maybe not until after the mid-term election. >> shepard: times reporting on another witness. >> man used to call the taxi king of new york, who could have gone to jail for fraud, cut a deal with state and federal prosecutors to be key witness and cooperate in this particular case. his name is friedman, lawyer in the taxi industry, but was disgraced and disbarred this year after judge found he transferred $60 million into offshore trusts to avoid paying debt. friedman managed cohen's taxi medallions for seven years, according to the times and could offer insight into what cohen did with monthly payments friedman gave him between 2012 and 2018. his lawyer says he and friedman would not comment and no one wants to comment, but certainly
things seem to be moving. >> shepard: moving quickly. did you ever have shoes without shoe string? >> i have some on now. >> shepard: i noticed that, that is how i was told to wear them. you can put strings in if you want to, but i don't want to. >> shepard: we'll get a go fund me together for you. >> i don't need that. >> shepard: that is comforting. all right, nice to see you on monday. >> you, too, sir. >> shepard: former trump campaign chairman, paul manafort waiting to learn his fate. the jury deliberating for a third day and defense lawyers consider that to be a good sign. plus, we're waiting for the president to speak at an immigration event at the white house, running a few minutes behind schedule. we'll have it live when it happens on this monday afternoon.
>> shepard: jurors are deliberating the fate of president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort,s whether they convict him or acquit him, his legal troubles will continue because this is but the first of two cases. manafort faces another trial next month in d.c., on charges that include lying to the feds, money laundering, conspiracy against the united states and witness tampering. the special counsel, robert mueller's, team says they have a lot more evidence against manafort in that trial. this current event deals with bank fraud and tax evasion, connected to lobbying work he did for a pro-russia political
party in ukraine. prosecutors with special counsel robert mueller say manafort run a multi million dollar scheme to cheat the u.s. government. the defense argues manafort left many details of his finances to other people. manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges. peter has been covering the trial and deliberations and he's in virginia at the courthouse just outside d.c. hey, peter. >> shep, jurors are pouring over 400 exhibits that were randomly numbered by the government, which means that it is up to the jury to go through and match up documents to the corresponding criminal charges and that is because the mueller team never explained during closing arguments how they're supposed to fit together and the judge denied a request by the jury to give them an index. the jury has not had any questions for the judge, which is a first on this third day of deliberations and the longer the deliberations go, the better the manafort defense team thinks their chances are of favorable
result. source close to the manafort defense told me they think as soon as it was clear the deliberations would not move quickly and result in an immediate conviction in the proceedings started to take on the field of final days of the 2016 campaign, where the one thing that a lot of experts thought was going to happen, did not. right now the manafort team is sitting off site with mrs. manafort and the defendant, paul manafort is in solitary confinement in the courthouse right now. shep. >> shepard: what is the word on the identities of the jurors? the judge ordered that sealed, will it remain that way? >> it is going to remain that way, shep, the judge said again today, the names of the jurors will remain under seal. all six men and all six women on the jury came back this morning without incident and that is even though last weekended with the judge expresses concern about safety and future jurors bailing out on high profile case fist they knew their identities would be public at some point,
which a handful of news organizations, including "new york times," ap, cnn, filed a motion to make happen before this trial reaches a conclusion. shep. >> shepard: peter, more on the manafort trial in a moment, also report the white house counsel has been cooperative in the russia investigation. we'll talk to an attorney, who say lawyers advising president trump make serious errors. the president is about to speak at the white house, the program has begun, the producers on scene tell us we have a few minutes before the president will speak. we'll get in a quick commercial break, that is coming up on fox news.
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this wi-fi is fast. i know! i know! i know! i know! when did brian move back in? brian's back? he doesn't get my room. he's only going to be here for like a week. like a month, tops. oh boy. wi-fi fast enough for the whole family is simple, easy, awesome. in many cultures, young men would stay with their families until their 40's. >> shepard: vice president pence , as advertised, began introduction of the president, who will speak in just a moment,
we're led to believe, on immigration and customs, the white house passing along some information about this salute to the heroes of the immigration and customs enforce sxment customs and border protection event. host ice officers, cbp agents, members of congress, state and local elected officials in the room. kids in the front row, as well, for a panel discussion on the life-saveing and law enforcement mission of the nations customs and border patrol agents and ice officers. after this panel discussion, happened in the last hour and a half or so, the president will deliver remarks honoring individuals who are doing work there on the border. vice president pence introducing the president and the president we're told to speak about 20 to 25 minutes, many questions about whether he will bring up other matters that are close at hand at the white house and this customs and border patrol speech and honoring of this bunch comes
as 565 immigrant children are still separated from their parents because the president signed an executive order to stop splitting the families at the border, but the feds are still trying to reunite families and kids they already separated. again, the separation happened not due to law, but a policy which this administration instituted and in a sense rolled back to some degree, be that as it may, the celebration of those who toll the border and work in customs and border protection, will begin in just a moment. while we wait for the president to speak, we'll return to our top story and the latest headlines in the russia investigation. the jury debating former trump campaign chairman paul manafort's fate for a third day today and counsel don mcgahn talking to robert mueller's team for more than 30 hours, that is according to the "new york times." mcgahn gave prosecutors extensive inside information because he was worried that the
president was setting him up to take the fall. john is here, former federal prosecutor himself. important to remember, john, thank you, the distinction. don mcgahn doesn't work for president trump, mcgahn represents the presidency as an institution. >> that is true, but some courts have held here in new york there might be an attorney/client privilege with respect to mr. mcgahn and mr. trump, that was never raised by donald trump's defense team, which is incredible. they could have come in and said, you can't talk to mcgahn because of the attorney/client privilege because of the president and white house counsel. the other thing they didn't do, sit in with the interviews, i find shocking. basically mueller snookered them. >> shepard: they agreed to cooperate, fully cooperate, be transparent, the president says he didn't do anything right. >> that is right, mueller assured them it might be over quickly. they were saying a year ago it
would be over by thanksgiving and it is still going on. i think the president's team made fundamental error by not -- >> shepard: pardon the interruption, the president is speaking, maybe this will come up, we shall see. let's listen in. [applause] >> president trump: wow. [applause] >> president trump: thank you very much. that's really for ice, i have to tell you, that's not for me, that is for ice. please sit down. we're here today to salute the incredibly brave patriots who keep america safe, the heroes of ice and cbc. to everyone from immigration and
enforcement and border protection, i want to let you know that we love you, we support you, we will always have your back and i think you know that. [applause] >> president trump: i want to thank a true and loyal friend of ice and cbc, our wonderful vice president, mike pence. thank you, mike, beautiful. thank you, mike. stand up, mike. stand up. [applause] >> president trump: great, mike. great job. i want to share my profound appreciation for our wonderful secretary of homeland security, nielsen. kirstjen nielson, thank you. doing a great job. not easy. we've got some good immigration laws, she really set standard, but we've broken every record in the book, haven't we?
thank you, kirstjen. vital truth, america is land of opportunity, we are a nation of laws. for america to be a strong nation, we must have strong borders. helping to lead that effort, great patriots in the audience today, including new acting director of ice, ron vitiello. where is ron? thank you, ron. stand up, ron. great job. good. thank you, ron. [applause] >> president trump: and the commissioner of u.s. customs and border protection, kevin. where is kevin? thank you. the new chief of the u.s. border patrol, the first woman ever to hold the job, carla provost. carla, thank you. congratulations. congratulations, carla.
[applause] >> president trump: and our new acting deputy director of ice, matt albents. where is matt? thank you, matt. thank you. [applause] >> president trump: we're grateful to be joined today by really wonderful friend of mine and a tremendous senator and that's david purdue. david. come on, david. [applause] >> president trump: you've done a great job, david, we really appreciate it. people in georgia really appreciate it, that i can tell you. thank you very much. many state and local partners are represented in the audience, including arizona governor douse doocy. thank you, doug. great job you're doing. [applause] >> president trump: a wonderful man, alabama attorney general steve marshall. steve, thank you very much. thank you.
[applause] >> president trump: brenda mind, south carolina attorney general, allen wilson and sheriffs from all around the country. thank you, allen. thank you, sheriffs. thank you. say hello to your father. most importantly, let me extend my gratitude to every law enforcement professional representing ice and cbc, enforcement and removal operations, homeland security investigations, ice, prosecutors, the office of field operations, air and marine operations and border patrol, you're incredible people, you do an unbelievable job. you are not appreciated enough, but i tell you what, 99%, we get it. we really get it. we love you, we'll always be with you, we'll never let you down. thank you very much for being here, too. [applause] >> president trump: over the last year, incredible numbers.
ice and cbc seized more than 2.8 million pounds of elicit deadly narcotics. a lot of people would have died. interior of our country, ice officers arrested over 127,000 criminal aliens and these are tough ones, too, aren't they, fellas? these were tough ones, including those charged or convicted of 48,000 assaults, 12,000 sex crimes and 1800 homicides. we need strong people to handle those people. we don't play games, right? we don't play games. everyday on average, cbc prevents 10 known or suspected terrorists from entering the united states, what a job you've done. to protect our nation from smuggling, trafficking, drugs, crime, the men and women of dhs are building the border wall, as
we sit, and the wall is getting longer and taller and stronger each and every day we've spent and will soon be spending about $3.2 billion and we're looking for about $5 billion for this next coming year. we're building the wall, step by step, and it is not easy because we have a little opposition called the democrats. i guess they just don't mind crime. they don't mind crime. it's pretty sad. just this past month, cbc officers at a single port of entry discovered more than 30,000 fentanyl pills, 62 pounds of meth, that is a lot, and 11 pounds of heroin. two of those officers are here, alfredo and david skidono. where are they? stand up, please. [applause]
>> president trump: and alfreddo, david, thank you for the amazing job you have done. we all appreciate it. everybody in this country. just over a week ago, human smuggler was arrested in laredo, for locking and really locking a horrible 78 illegal aliens inside of a trailer. the border patrol agent who caught the accused and likely really saved many lives, he's here with us and adrian. where is adrian? adrian is here with us. thank you, adrian. great job. thank you. a lot of lives. [applause] >> president trump: that's great. adrian, come here, i want to ask you a question.
so how -- come here, you're not nervous, right? speaks perfect english. come here, i want to ask you about that, 78 lives. you saved 78 people. so how did you feel that there were people in that trailer? a lot of trailers. please. [laughter] >> president trump: he didn't know he was going to do this, just of interest. >> first of all, thank you for allowing me to come from laredo, on behalf of border patrol, thank you, as well. it all started that day, i had a calendar, vehicle referred to secondary and once vehicle is referred to secondary, sorry, truck referred to secondary, the vehicle proceeded to elude the checkpoint. shortly after, the vehicle was stopped at approximately the 30-mile marker, which is a mile north of the checkpoint.
subsequently, i went out there and ran the dog, conducted nonintrusive search of the vehicle and once again the canine alerted and subsequently, i opened the little latch of the back of the tractor trailer and revealed a lot of subjects. i quickly asked for backup and backup got there and the subjects were transported back to transport back to the checkpoint and all of them were in good health. >> president trump: fantastic. [applause] >> president trump: what a good job he did. what a good job. now you know tomorrow he's going to be, he's like that so much, he didn't know he was going to do that. tomorrow he will be announcing that he's running for office. [laughter] >> president trump: good job. 78 people say thank you very
much. last month under operation eagle shield, right here in the dc area, ice officers arrested 132 illegal aliens, including criminal aliens charged or convicted of rape, battery and strangulation. among those arrested was a high-ranking ms-13 gang member, who has four prior convictions for rape and federal warrant for felony assault with a deadly weapon. bad, bad person. enforcement and removal officers, daniel nichols and mark calozo, together with nancy rotto, each played a crucial role. i want to thank you, officers, i believe you are here. where are you? please, stand up. stand up. great job. [applause] >> president trump: you did a great job, right here. nancy, you want to say something? come on up here, the three of
you. i find listening to these folks, they are very brave, i find them more interesting than listening to the president. come on up here. come on up. [applause] >> president trump: come on. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you tis honor working for immigration and customs enforcement, we are here to serve and protect our nation and we're proud to do it everyday. thank you so much. >> president trump: thank you so much. thank you. want to, go ahead. >> everyone, my name is mark calozo, i work for the washington field office, what we do, make everyone a safe and protected place, that is what my job is and i appreciate come out and commemorating and giving thanks. thank you. [applause] >> president trump: thank you.
great people. the brave people. ice's operation mattered recently led to arrest of 325 members of ms-13, a vicious, violent, horrible gang, horrible group of people and we're throwing them the hell out of our country so fast your head would spin. too many were allowed in. [applause] >> president trump: special agent derrick berman, who helped lead the operation, is here with us today and derrick, where are you? i want you, you're a brave-looking guy. come here, derrick, fast. hurry up, derrick. come on. [applause] >> i wasn't expecting this. i guess i would say that operation matador, we had a the lot of violence on long island and in the new york area. the response started really with
leadership that supported us and was able to allow us to go out and do what we had to do and really speaks to the collaborative effort with our state and local partners and other federal agencies that everybody was able to get together and assist each other in different facets of the operation and hopefully we're able to make a difference in the communities, that is ultimately why we were doing it, to make the neighborhoods safe for people who inhabit them. the hopefully we're able to do that. [applause] >> president trump: beautiful job. [applause] >> president trump: and i know long island very well and can tell you, when i hear the stories, i grew up there essentially, very near. i know every one of the towns and to hear stories going on with ms-13, you wouldn't believe it. they are doing an incredible job. they are liberating towns. think about it, liberating towns to where you would walk down the street at night, 20 years ago,
30 years ago, you wouldn't think about it, people didn't lock their doors and today we're liberating towns and this is what we have coming in. we're getting them out. [applause] >> president trump: thank you. we're also, it hits home when you know the towns, hits home when you grew up there, when it hits, you can't believe it is happening. we are deeply honored to be joined by family members of four fallen border patrol agents, luis aguilar, nicholas ivy, martinez and ryan terry. i met the folks and children, incredible people. could i ask you to stand, please? incredible people. incredible. [applause] >> president trump: yes.
[applause] >> president trump: just took pictures backstage and there are some wonderful people looking down on all of us today, you know that, right? great people looking down on us, very happy and proud of you. our gratitude to all of you and the memories of your loved ones, because they will be honored and cherished forever in our hearts and all of our hearts, everybody in this room. thank you very much. today i sent a letter to state and local leaders across our nation asking them to pledge their full support and cooperation with the officers and agents of ice and cbc. sadly, in recent months, incredibly i have to say, incredibly, coalition of open borders, extremist, that means
crime, people that don't mind crime. they mind when it happens to them, they don't mind when they watch it on television, have waged unprecedented assault on american law enforcement, our greatest people, threatening ice and border patrol for performing their duties admirably and for defending our country from horrible people and horrible, horrible events and crimes. in major cities across the nation, these open border radicals have blocked access to ice buildings, to face public property and threatened public safety. and what you hear in the newspapers and on the news is nothing compared to the way it really is. and we're stopping it very, very strongly. but, you have to go through what you are going through and few have to be having to be demeaned by people that have no idea what
strength is, is really very sad and we fight it very hard. i can tell you, all of these people here and all the people in this room, we will never let you down. i will also say, you're talking about the vast majority, i don't mean like 51%, i mean like 88%, 93%, i've seen numbers, they're all with you, just a small group that gets a lot of publicity, because they have no courage, they have no guts, they just have big, loud mouths. and we don't want to put up with that. i just want you to know that you are loved, you are loved and you are respected as much as anybody in this country is respected. last month, the mayor of portland, oregon shamefully ordered police to stand down, leaving federal law enforcement officers to face an angry mob of violent people. leading members of the democrat party have even launched a
campaign to abolish ice, in other words, they want to abolish america's borders. and when you think about it, i'm working on it all the time, they come in, we're protecting borders of other countries, but we don't protect our own bord s borders, how about that. >> shepard: president honoring border and protection folks. this will go on for a few minutes, we'll return with the rest of the news, including the story of the man who has apparently murdered his entire family and now a woman who knows them is speaking out about her questions about that man prior to these brutal murders. the details in a live report coming next on fox news. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven
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the deadline to file charges is this afternoon. a friend of the wife says she was not surprised that cops arrested chris watts. she told abc news she'd been -- he'd been acting differently recently. >> he wasn't being the loving chris that he normally was, he wasn't touching or hugging or doing stuff like that. >> shepard: the family lived 25 miles noerlth north of denver. commit watts was arrested wednesday. court documents showed they found the bodies of his wife, his daughter celeste and four-year-old daughter bella on the property of an oil company where he worked. the children's bodies buried in crude oil for four days. before police arrested watts, he went on television begs his wife and children, please come home, still no word on a motive. live with more now. >> shep, legal experts say the affidavit, when released, maybe today, could shed light on a
couple important things. first should detail exactly why 33-year-old chris watts was arrested, unlikely to include a motive. court documents could have key information about how watts 34-year-old wife, shanann, his daughter celeste and four-year-old daughter bella were killed. watts killed his family at home and drove their bodies to the company's property, where he put the children in crude oil and buried his wife in a shallow grave. the autopsies were completed on friday, there was no information on cause of death, the coroner is asking for d.n.a. from the next of the children indicating they may have been strangled. remember, before chris watts was arrested, he was asked if he and his wife argued before she left. watch. >> it wasn't like an argument, we had an emotional conversation, i'll leave it at that. i just want them back. i just want them to come back.
>> the affidavit could be released as early as 4:00 mountain time, 6:00 in the east. shep. >> shepard: what else did this friend, the wife's friend have to say? >> her name is nickole atkinson and she believes she was the last person to see shanann watts alive, that was a week ago today. she went on to say when shanann didn't return messages and didn't show up for a doctor's appointment, she was planning to hear the heartbeat of her unborn child, atkinson began to worry and she notified chris watts, who she claims was unconcerned saying his wife was on a play date, and refused to say with whom. atkinson goes on to say her friend was such a good person. watch her. >> she wanted to see the best in everybody and bring out the best in everybody. she very much pushed you to do the things that she knew you could. >> shepard: shanann watts planning to have a gender reveal
party two days ago and according to a facebook post by a family member, the baby was going to be a boy. chris watts is back in court tomorrow. shep. >> shepard: thank you. the father of the missing college student molly tibbetts says he is heading home from california, after a month of searching for his daughter in iowa. he's going back to the san francisco reluctantly and will return to iowa when there is a development in the case. molly tibbetts went missing last month, she was last seen in brooklyn, iowa, 60 miles east of des moines. her father and her boyfriend have said they think she's still alive, investigators say they have gotten hundreds of tips, but so far, no arrests. ahead, families torn apart by war, getting to see loved ones for the first time in six decades, emotional reunions on the korean peninsula, that is
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>> shepard: dozens of north and south koreans reunited with relatives they hadn't seen in decades since the korean war split the peninsula and their families. officials allow the reunions every now and then. for some, it is once in a lifetime opportunity. this is first reunion event in more than three years. got pretty emotional with tears, hugs and lots of questions about what family members have been doing during the lost years. many people taking part in them are in their 70s or even older. this could be their last chance to see their loved ones. some images of this in the slide show this afternoon. here a 92-year-old woman crying as she hugs her son, the first time she's seen him in 65 years.
north and south korea. this woman feeding her 100 year old father. family members posing for a picture. souvenir to take back home. this is a picture of her daughter's relatives. she left her daughters behind in north korea and escaped to the south during the war because she thought the separation would just be temporary. benjamin hall with the news, live in london. benjamin. >> shep, incredibly emotional images out of north and symbolic. usually these reunions signal improvement in relation to north and south, happen every few years. at the moment, there is a detonte. heavily considered by the north, the north does not want their people learning about the outside world. they put those through that are loyal to the regime, they are lucky enough to meet their families employees the latest reunion was the first in three years, involved 300 koreans,
20,000 people have participated in 20 rounds of reunions, going back to 1985. this group will spend three days in north korean and be with their relatives for a few hours each day, in total, just 11 hours and under heavy supervision, that is because north korea wants to try to control what they hear and what they see. for many, this will be their last chance to meet. each year more than 3000 elderly south koreans die without fulfilling their dream of seeing long lost loved ones in the north. very symbolic and yes, a sign relations between the two koreas are improving. shep. >> shepard: what do the reunions mean in terms of denuclearization in north korea? >> well, they are incredibly political inherently and they also have long been used as a bargaining trip. when north korea wants something from the international or south koreans, they pull these out
again. that is no different from the moment, the international community hopes they will go down this path toward denuclearization and north korea given them a few things, these reunion, destruction of the testing site and destruction of the missile site and missile test, none irreversible. no doubt since president trump held the historic summit in singapore, relations have improved. on the key issue of denuclearization, there has yet been no change, people are getting impatient. these reunions may be important gestures, but without key commitments to moving toward denuclearization, very little is happening. there is another summit coming up in pyongyang between president moon and kim jong-un and people hope then and there north korea might give up something more concrete. shep. >> shepard: ben hall live in london. yoga could help you live longer if you fall off a cruise ship. a woman crediting fitness regime with helping her tread water for
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>> shepard: in new york city, ride the subway and you will see a rat or two on the track. probably likely to see arata larger than your pets. what you are not likely to see is a goat. however, today would be the exception, because new york. hello, lillian. speaker the new york city tweeted that this was a new one, they thought that there was some ba-a-a-ad things dropping the
line. they tweeted out another photo where you could see the two goats down here, they are back in line. eventually, they got them off the tracks. they are safely in a farm sanctuary. >> shepard: that is good. >> is not the first or second, but the third major goat incident this month. in new jersey, two weeks ago. 75 goats and some sheep. >> shepard: i am glad that they are fine. thank you. >> no problem. ♪ >> shepard: on this day in 1975, the vikings roman numeral one it did not find any signs of life, but to help scientists learn that mars was a cold planet with a thin atmosphere. later a second vikings spacecraft. they sent 1400 pictures of the
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