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then he'll stop acting and using the words of white supremacists from New Mexico to New England nearly 200 million people are sweating it out discussed my height I'm mouthing I'm too old for this this is new day weekend with Victor Blackwell and Christie Pole Sunday morning to you know break from the heat today triple digit temperatures expected again as a dangerous heatwave scorches two-thirds of the US and we have this video showing Iranian forces repelling from a helicopter to capture a British flag tanker we just received as well the radio traffic from the moment that seizure went down we're gonna play that for you later this hour also I had hundreds of bones have been dug up in a Vatican City Cemetery as police try to find out what happened to a teenage girl who went missing more than 30 years ago good morning to you we begin this morning with president Trump's international diplomatic efforts to free an imprisoned American laughter big tipped off he says by the first lady's president Trump has been negotiating directly with the swedish prime minister and plans another phone call soon the grammy-nominated rapper ASAP rocky has been helpful weeks after a street fight in Stockholm for Sanchez with us now so for us we understand President Trump had this call with Sweden's prime minister we understand another is planned is there any indication that his efforts of working none yet Victor and Christie the Swedish prime minister's office put out a statement to CNN essentially drawing into question some of the president's tweets yesterday the president in those tweets saying that he had spoken with Sweden's Prime Minister that he was assured that ASAP rocky would be treated fairly ASAP rocky is of course being detained in Sweden over this brawl that took place in June under the Swedish legal system he doesn't have the possibility of getting bail and this tweet the president sort of tries to offer some sort of vouch a guarantee that ASAP rocky is not a flight risk he also suggests that the two sides agree to speak again in the next 48 hours that spokesperson for the Swedish prime minister said that there is no such agreement in place but that they may potentially speak again in the future they also essentially said that the Swedish prime minister told President Trump that ASA rocky would not be getting any sort of favorable treatment that essentially everyone is treated the same under Swedish law and that the Prime Minister's office is independent of the judiciary so essentially President Trump trying to help ASAP rocky here really getting him any sort of special treatment from the Swedes this is yet another example though of President Trump sort of trying to intervene in legal matters when he's essentially told by someone close to him in this case First Lady Melania Trump that he could do some good remember that he helped her get a former prisoner released after being consulted with by Kim kardashian-west Viktor and Christine all right for Sanchez appreciate it so much thank you congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortes says the president's tweets and his words this past week had created safety issues for her and her minorities across the country she was speaking at an immigration town hall in Brooklyn and the freshman Democrat talked about the threat she's faced particularly since president Trump's attack on her and three other Democratic congressmen so there is an elevated safety issue that we now have thanks to the president but more importantly it's about our community because when he presides over that what he's telling and frankly when people air it to be very frank when they air these rallies just the raw footage live without real consequence what you're doing is that you're telling thousands of people that that behavior is normal and okay and if this president is actually serious about security then he'll stop acting and using the words of white supremacists let's bring in Tallulah Renee Poe White House reporter for The Washington Post and CNN political analyst total good morning to you good morning so let's start here with the security threat a trump supporter was arrested in April for threatening to kill representative Omar of course there was Cesar seoc who mailed bombs to critics of of the president we've heard from Democrats we know the Capitol Police are looking into it but as it relates to the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill how seriously are they taking what we're hearing from representative Ocasio Cortes well when it comes to the White House we're not really hearing anything about tying the President to any of these threats they've said in the past that whenever there are threats against Democrats whenever the president's supporters either threatened to take action or actually do take action sometimes in the name of the president sometimes it's browsing the same views as the president the White House says you know we can't be responsible for all of the people out there in the world who might do something crazy they say they have condemned violence they say the President does not believe in violence or threats to any lawmakers so they distance themselves from it but they do not stop the President or rein in the president from you know making the types of comments that sometimes people may use as an excuse to commit violence or use it as an excuse to take action against any of these congressmen members who the president has elevated and really shown to be in his view anti-american and when he says that that really gives carte blanche to a number of people who want to take action and want to act on that behavior on that designation when it comes to other lawmakers or the Republicans they have tried to get to the president and they've tried to say that you know some of this language some of these types of rallies to send her back chant are over the line and they're not comfortable with it and they've had limited success they were able to at least get the presidents to say that he disagrees with that chant but at the same time the President had said that his supporters who were chanting sent her back about Ellen Omar the congresswoman from Minnesota the president has said that these are people who love the country who are great Patriots so if anyone in that crowd does take action you would not be surprised if people make the link between the president's actions calling them great Patriots and their actions depending on how they behave but all of these congresswoman are definitely seeing heightened security because of the president elevating them so so I've read your piece on reaction from across the country to the the center-back chants and and the president's tweets and and really the the response from those poor congresswoman has this week moved anyone across the line Trump supporters out of the fold critics into to his camp it has anybody moved after the last seven days well the president's camps are very hardly defined at this point there are people who are very strong supporters and they're people who under no circumstances will vote for the president and after two and a half years of his presidency it's hard for an one thing to move people in one direction but this this we did really strike a chord specifically with you know people in the immigrant community people who have heard you know go back to where you came from chance I we spoke to it at the Washington Post people all across the country and there are a lot of people who said you know this really wasn't an emotional response for them they've heard this in the past and the fact that it's coming from the White House coming from the president that they don't feel safe in their communities because they feel that the president is giving other Americans the freedom to take that to use that kind of language against them and there are also people who support the president who say you know they support 100% what he said and they believe that you know these congresswoman are anti-american and they should leave the country so there are people who continue to support the president but there are a number of people who feel like what he said was beyond the pale so let me ask you about a sack rocky not a conversation I thought we'd be having on the show but it has come now to the center of the White House's attention at least is this just convenient timing for the president I mean while he is defending himself against people pointing out his racism helping a black celebrity it's just great timing for him is this the influence of Kanye and Kim West or is there something else I think it's the confluence of all of those things the president didn't make a point to say you know the people in the african-american community had contacted him about this and he was responding this is a president who likes to interject himself into pop culture issues because it gets him coverage and he likes to be a part of the mix a part of the conversation he did have that relationship with Kanye West and he wanted to be able to show that that relationship is providing dividends for Kanye West he's intervening on behalf of his friend and supporter but this seems to be an instance of the president realizing that by taking action you know he can get a lot of coverage this is sort of a bizarre situation where the President of the United States is you know appealed to by a rapper to help another rapper get out of custody in a foreign country it's one of the bizarre type of situations that we have come to normalize in the drum presidency but the president realizes that because it's so out of the ordinary he is able to get coverage for it and then vouching for his his bail when there's no bail system in Sweden so the irony per I was gonna have you thanks there will be I'm sorry to say no respite from the heat today the dangerous heat wave that is scorching the country is continuing in the Northeast the Midwest though they're gonna get a little bit of a break thanks for them and as the temperatures soar more than 350,000 people are without power across Michigan the heat indices are topping 100 degrees in Washington and also in New York in New York's John F Kennedy Airport hit a record high of 99 degrees CNN meteorologist Allison Shin Shaw with us now to help us understand what we're gonna expect to say in the next 24 to 48 hours yes oh it's already starting this morning when you look at those morning low temperatures because in some spots they're still in the 80s Boston for example is still 83 degrees right now yes it's 6 o'clock in the morning and there's still 83 degrees yesterday they only got down to 80 they never got any cooler than that the forecast low this morning they're only expected to drop about another degree or so if that is the case if they cannot drop below 80 degrees this will be the first time in recorded history that they have ever had two days in a single year where they have not been able to drop below that mark again just goes to show you the extent of this particular heat wave yes we are starting to see at least a little bit of a reprieve from the heat in the Upper Midwest but we still have some areas along the Ohio and Mississippi Valley and especially the Northeast stretching down into the Carolinas where you have those excessive heat warnings and even the heat advisories here's a look at the feels like temperatures yet again for today d.c getting to– feels like temperature of 110 yesterday they're likely going to do that yet again today Philadelphia New York again all looking at kind of covering awfully close to that 1/10 mark for the feels-like temperature now remember that is the temperature plus the humidity combined but even Boston they're gonna have a feels like temperature awfully close to triple digits for today yes we are going to get some relief because this cold front is going to slide through and once it does it's going to bring that cool err behind it the problem is that cold front is also going to bring the potential for some severe storms but here's a look at those temperatures again look at this you can see that cool down here Boston going from 98 today down to 73 on Tuesday DC going from 98 today down to 75 on Tuesday but again those severe storms that are associated with that cold front they do have the potential for damaging winds large hail and even some isolated tornadoes for cities like Indianapolis st. Louis even stretching over to Kansas City as well as Denver and one more thing just because it is that time of year Victor and Christie we've also got this to keep an eye out for right now only has about a 20% chance of developing but we are gonna keep an awful close eye on this tropical system because right now it is making its way towards Florida and at the very least it's likely to bring some very heavy rainfall to that area over the next five to seven days all right we'll watch out for it Allison Chimchar thank you thank you you know hundreds of bones unearthed in a Vatican cemetery the latest in this investigation into a teenager who disappeared more than 30 years ago plus we just got the radio exchange between Iranian and British officials moments before British flag oil tanker was seized here's a little bit of will be front and center in one of the most anticipated hearings in decades is former Special Counsel Robert Muller answers questions before Congress listen course on his report the Democrats are intentionally preparing for it by watching hours of his past testimony while sharpening their questions and practice sessions here's CNN senior congressional correspondent maharajah lawmakers are intensely preparing for the most anticipated hearing in decades with Special Counsel Robert Muller testifies about the findings of his two-year investigation Democrats and Republicans both sharpening their questions and their strategy as they hold mock hearings with top aides sitting in his Mahler CNN has learned that Democrats and the House Judiciary Committee will focus on five areas of potential obstruction of justice laid out in the Muller report including Trump ordered to then White House Counsel Don began to fire Mahler his efforts to have Magan deny that the president had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed also Trump's ordered two former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to tell the then attorney general Jeff sessions to limit their investigation to exclude the president and later threatening to fire sessions if he did not meet with Lewandowski there are also episodes in the Muller report of alleged witness tampering including Trump encouraging former campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen not to cooperate with federal prosecutors just if he says what was in the report and says it to the American people so they hear it that would be very very important Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee plan to press Muller about the extent of Russian interference and the 2016 elections and contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign and we'll ask Mahler about his finding that Trump publicly expressed skepticism that Russia was responsible for the hacks at the same time that he and other campaign officials privately sought information about any further plan of WikiLeaks releases of Clinton campaign emails with the stakes enormous Democrats say they are preparing carefully rereading the entire 448 page report this is not gonna be a whole bunch of numbers freelancing this will be organized Republicans meanwhile plan to press a special council about whether his team was biased as well as anti Trump texts sent by FBI agent Peter struck an FBI attorney he's a page and then we got a lot of questions about how Robert Muller's team was assembled and they plan to raise questions about why the investigation started in the first place that's the basic questions of understanding a conclusion you gotta understand where it started but Muller has already indicated he won't go beyond the four corners of his report director Muller will be impeccably prepared he's not a verbose and dramatic witness but he knows his stuff good morning but some Democrats are trying to lower expectations including Jim mines of Connecticut who sits on the Intelligence Committee and told me he doesn't expect much news out of this hearing because of the expectation that the special counsel will simply stick to the report and all other Democrats are say it could drive more people towards the impeachment camp because of the special counsel even delivering the details from the report people hear it for the first time their views could change about opening up an impeachment inquiry the question is well were someone like Nancy Pelosi the House Speaker ultimately come down she of course is opposed opening up impeachment proceedings she's privately told her members and priests approach this calmly seriously don't raise expectations don't lower expectation but at the moment the expectation is you'll still oppose opening up an impeachment inquiry even after a special counsel testifies Manu Raju CNN Capitol Hill when we come back a cold case that's more than three decades old we are live in Rome where hundreds of bones have been unearthed in the Vatican cemeteries police search for a teenager who floors of a Vatican Cemetery officials made that discovery yesterday in fact the Vatican officials have been searching for the daughter of an employee who disappeared 36 years ago CNN contributor Barbie nado has the story the forensics teams ventured beneath the old floors of the Vatican Teutonic cemetery and search for new answers on Saturday a new investigation into the search for a man wella Orlandi a 15 year old girl who mysteriously went missing 36 years ago led officials into two underground tombs where they unearthed hundreds of bones for examination the latest tombs are adjacent to two others that were searched last week the tomb of the angel pointed to the tombs of two 19th century German princesses but when the tombs were opened no traces of human remains could be found the reason explained by the Vatican was that the princess's remains may have been transferred during construction in the 60s and 70s or Landy's older brother Pietro who has been present through every step of the investigation said it's his duty to look for her the children of a Vatican Clerk the two of them used to run in the gardens as though it was their playground nearby lies the cemetery that may hold the painful answers to his lifelong search Pietro told CNN to think if she was buried in the also area all these years just 200 meters from our house it would be devastating his sister's disappearance sparked conspiracy theories that included everything from Italian mobsters and international terrorists to the highest powers at the Vatican no evidence has been found to support any of the rumors the Orlandi family has met with the last three popes but this investigation is the first time the Vatican has allowed such a search on their property and the new cooperation from the Vatican has given the family faith that they're not alone in their search for answers well the recently unearthed bones cannot be considered evidence just yet further studies next week will help steer the direction for everyone involved in this puzzling mystery Barbie lotsa NATO CNN realm thanks to Bhavana doh so we have new audio recordings from the moment a British flag oil tanker was captured by Iranian vessels we will play more for you after the break but here's a bit well that was the radio exchange between a Royal Navy ship and Iranian armed forces vessels moments before that British flag tanker was seized now look at this video because this is the first video of the moment the steno Impero was seized he saw the men they're on board wearing masks Iran says all 23 crew members on board the ship are safe that they're healthy and quote on their own vessel right now CNN senior international correspondent Matthew chance with us now do we know Matthew where this vessel is and and where the crew if the whole crew number all of them are on this vessel and who they're with Oh Kristen we've got a pretty good idea the the vessel the the stena in Peru has been taken to an Iranian port just a short distance from here actually across the across the Gulf of Oman in a place called Bandar Abbas which is an Iranian port on the southern coast of the Islamic Republic it's a commercial port but it's also that the main Iranian naval base as well and we understand that the the British flagged oil tanker is being held there we also understand the crew are there as well we believe there are still on board the vessel and have not been taken off although obviously we're not there so we can't actually confirm that we know that the the company in charge of the ship or the ownership has said that it's been in contact with the insurers the insurance have made contact with the with the port authorities in Bandar Abbas and the crew are all in in in good condition and so that's one reassurance but what we're waiting for now is what the British government is going to do in terms of their next steps that they've said they're in consultation with their partners including the United States and others to decide what steps to take there is a possibility of sanctions the British governments have refused to rule that out at this stage but they are saying they want to settle this diplomatically and not through military means at the same time another British warship is being moved into the region and given the the sort of backdrop of escalating tensions in this Persian Gulf region particularly the United States and Iran it's easy to see how this incident could spark off something much more violent kristan any indication what Iran wants from holding this well I'm it's a good question I mean I think the interpretation that we can make from it is that it wanted a bargaining chip we have to remember that earlier this month the British seized a vessel carrying Iranian oil off the coast of Gibraltar they said they did it through legal means because the ship they believed was carrying oil to Syria it's in violation of European Union sanctions that are holding that now the Iranians were absolutely furious they vowed retribution they said they were going to do the same thing and they seem to have carried through with that and actually seized this this British black tanker on Friday now they've got this really potent bargaining chip so if there is a negotiation between the two countries then it may well boil down to a simple swap you give us our tanker back or our oil back and we'll give you at yours Kristen all right I'll take it Mathew transports there and the UAE thank you so much Democrats they hope to change minds with the questioning of robert muller this week this is the hearing the testimony that so many have been waiting for can that be done or have most Minds already been made up on the conclusions of knowit's report also president from cpa is making a ruling in favor of chemical manufacturers and farmers but could it come at the cost of your child's health we have more on that albert Mohler with kid gloves this week when he testifies here's what congressman Adam Schiff said about mother's belief that the report should speak for itself he has made it clear that he doesn't want to go beyond the report and I want to make it clear that is a choice that Bob Muller is making that is not required by law that is not required by regulation it is not required even by DOJ policy although the DOJ says otherwise that is a choice journeymen now guy smith former and Clinton White House adviser he served as special advisor to the president during his impeachment and CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer historian and professor at Princeton University gentlemen so glad to have both of you with us guy I want to start with you because you have said this testimony will be quote a seismic political spectacle that will politically damage president from what specifically do you believe we're going to hear that we don't already know about this report well what we're gonna see is people who have never read the report which is most everybody and they have only heard present Trump and the Attorney General said he's been exonerated which it does not do so what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing robert muller in his own words say the president obstructed justice they're going to the american people have not read this thing this is 440 pages and people they listen to the media Trump says he's been exonerated there four words in here that say this does not exonerate him now what's going to happen is there ain't gonna be a bombshell what's going to happen is that this is going to chip away at Trump's base this is why he's so scared this is why all this racist stuff has started this this last week it's a distraction he knows that there's going to be a lot of bad stuff and the American people are going to start to say oh my god I had no idea said this and this is going to begin you to chip away at his base not the people that wear the red hats that stand behind him but like white women and suburbs independence and remember he gets good ratings among Republicans but Republicans are only one-quarter of the electorate independents are the most of the electorate and he's losing among elected alum of the independents that's why his campaign went so crazy about the polls about a month ago they know they're in trouble so Julian to two guys point yes he said he wasn't exonerated but he also did not say the president obstructed justice so my question to you is we heard from Adam Schiff there he told Manu Raju earlier the Democrats will ask Muller questions that bleed outside the scope of this report and they do expect him to answer he obviously putting it out there that look it's his choice if he's not gonna do it but we're gonna do our job is basically what he's saying Muller vowed he's not expanding beyond this what do you think we're gonna learn that may be new I don't think we're gonna learn almost anything that's new I think the point is to hear him say it to turn this from a written document into an oral document and an oral document from the author so the potential impact is in an era of television and social media scene robert muller and hearing him make the case about why there was a lot of bad evidence in his report about what the president has done could be damaging that said I think there's limits to what's going to happen Congress is going into recess speaker Pelosi is very clear that impeachment is not on the table Republicans have lined up behind the president and we're in the middle of the summer so if there's an effect I think it is more long-term than anything dramatic happening in the next few weeks and guy I wonder if that's the plan here my question is what's going to play out in this hearing is this more about the 2020 election than anything else at this point yes I agree with Jillian I don't think this is gonna happen and then there's going to be a big call for impeachment there'll be some more Democrats little say they won the impeachment inquiry to begin but I don't think that just suddenly the Congress is going to go to impeachment I think what this will be is a continual drip drip drip of negative political attention on what President Trump has done the malfeasance that is up right there in the report but nobody has seen it and when they see the movie when they see robert muller live on television saying yes this report does not exonerate him yes he didn't he didn't criminally conspire with Russians but the Russians helped him he knew about it and didn't tell anybody Americans will not think that is okay I want to listen together to Jeffrey Toobin when he was asked about the effectiveness of the prep work that's going on amongst Democrats for this hearing let's listen well it's better than not preparing but what they're not doing is what good congressional committees have done throughout congressional history which is give the questioning to lawyers who know how to ask questions in the Senate Watergate committee the famous you know Sam Ervin committee in the iran-contra committee the lawyers did most of the initial questioning so they could establish a narrative here you're gonna have five minutes of Democrats five minutes of Republicans it's going to be very hard to tell a story that way and I refer to this as well telling this story turning the book of what is this report into a movie to engage the public and see if it understands that if this if this movie does not captivate the public what's the payoff well the payoff on the one hand is just accountability and putting this case to the public one more time so we understand what happened in this presidency there is a value historically to doing this but again the payoff is really at this point no longer whether impeachment inquiries will happen but creating a record for election day in terms of what Americans are voting for and Julian can they tell the story in the way that you know Jeffrey Toobin just talked about in these five minutes four Dems and five minutes for Republicans I think it's going to be incredibly difficult it wasn't just that lawyers were part of the Ervin committee hearings those were over a long period of time they were very methodical there were several sets of Watergate hearing so Congress really invested in telling the story this time around so far Congress has not been part of this process guy Smith Julian Zelizer we appreciate you both so much thank you for taking time for us today the EPA has announced it will not ban a pesticide linked to serious health problems and children now this is a victory for the chemical industries and farmers both of lobby to continue using the product Rene Marsh has the full story Victor and Kristy two big wins for chemical manufacturers in just the last two weeks this week the EPA decided not to ban chlorpyrifos that's a widely used pesticide that scientists say is associated with neurological problems and children potentially resulting in lower IQs disorders like a DD and autism now the EPA says environmental groups actually failed to provide sufficient evidence to support banning this pesticide the agency said that it will continue an ongoing review and make its next determination about the pesticide by 2022 now the EPA banned it for household use that was back in 2000 but it was still allowed for agricultural use so this pesticide is already being used on our fruits and vegetables a ban was initiated under the Obama administration but that was then reversed once President Trump took office and in just last week the agency approved the expanded use of a pesticide that's also known to be highly toxic this time to bees so Fox a floor will be allowed for use on some crops for the very first time in areas where under under the Obama administration it was prohibited now the EPA says that the pesticide is the only product that can protect crops to prevent economic losses with limited environmental impact but scientists say both of these moves are prime examples of the EPA operating counter to science and putting the interest of the chemical Lobby ahead of Public Health Victor and Christi Rene thank you so much you know coming up Cubs fans give a standing ovation at Wrigley Field it wasn't for anything that Duchenne and that's happening 50 years after the Americans walked on the moon the team included an astronaut from the US and one from the European Space Agency along with the Russian cosmonaut the expedition will last until October 2nd the final round of the British Open is happening right now in Northern Ireland and it's local golfer who's taken control of the tournament with more this morning we should report at the be honest we are watching it I couldn't take my eyes off the scenery the scenery scenery sighs the weather yeah great yeah British Open waves never never very good but guys you know when the tournament started you know all eyes were on you know Rory McIlroy grew up in Northern Ireland he was the favorite because he played the course world Portrush all the time growing up but no one was really talking about his fellow Irishmen Shane Lowry but the wind there that when it's open and you know that's always my excuse on the golf course when the wind it was oh the wind took the ball I can't believe that man was hit the face by 91 and didn't go down that would've been the end of my week so right now more than 90 million people

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  1. robert brander
    robert brander July 22, 2019

    So the People of Syria have to go without Oil ……………..

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