tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN May 1, 2017 5:00pm-6:01pm PDT
see you tomorrow night, tuesday, don't forget you can watch outfront any time anywhere on cnn go. i want to take you to what's happening in portland, oregon, may day protests going on in several cities including los angel angeles. we should tell you that some official protests was actually cancelled by police because of the behavior of what they called anarchists. 100 or more people, many of them dressed in black, there you see police trying to put out some of the fires they set through overturning a newspaper boxes, lighting those on fire, we also
saw a flare being fired into or being thrown into a police suv. the police also took that out. that fire we saw was just a few minutes ago. these are live pictures of kptv in oregon, the official protest cancelled, we have seen now just dozens and dozens of these people, basically just moving freely through the streets, kicking in windows at several stores, sara sidner has been in seattle, and she joins us now at the protest that is going on in portland. sarah, this protest in portland, the official protest was cancelled, but there's clearly a number of people that the police are describing as anarchists who seem to be moving down a block in an uncontrolled way at this point. >> reporter: yeah, i think
that's what seattle is also worrying about, this group called black block, are an new yo york -- anarchists. i do want to read you what the portland police have been saying, a few moments ago, they tweeted out, numerous windows have been broken out. fires, attacking police. they're telling people if you do not need to go down to downtown portland, do not go. they're telling people to stay away from down. portland, they had already cancelled the permit for the march because they blamed the anarchists with violent acts. they are in portland and they're warning people to stay out of downtown. there are a couple of large fires that we saw burning on social media as well as police talking about that as well. saying that a police car has now
been destroyed. and so there is a lot of consternation there, where there are folks here who are concerned about that same group, the antifa, or anti-fascists. they sometimes call themselves far left. >> you're actually seeing a police vehicle with tactical units, basically hanging on either side of the vehicle, actually two police vehicles with heavily armed police officers moving through the streets in portland. and as sara was describing over the last 10 or 15 minutes, this group of about 100 people or so, mostly clad in black, who have basically just been moving through the streets, seemingly at will, it's not clear from the pictures, because we're only seeing one or two cameras on the scene. but it's not clear exactly how
the police have set up to try to control this crowd, there you see some people throwing things police have reported molotov cocktails being thrown, there was a flare put intro introa police vehicle, and police went in to get that flare. there's the windows of a store being kicked in by one of the protesters. and there you see the flare being set and thrown into the store by one of the protesters as well. so we're going to continue to monitor this situation in portland, we'll bring you any updates throughout the night as warranted. we're going to keep a close eye on that. really throughout the next two hours. but there's been a busy day in u.s. politics, the white house says president donald trump stands by his unfounded claim that president obama wiretapped him, that was after the president seemed to get testy when he was pressed on the fact
when he said that mr. obama was bad or sick. the adjectives that the administration is using, things like pretty smart cookie, president trump has not only complemented the leaders of these two pretty brutal regimes, he's signaled he's open to meeting with them in what would be a break with u.s. policy poh tut it mildly. >> that's why in the first 100 days. >> reporter: more than one 100 days in office and now as many new questions for president trump after head scratching comments to reporters. the president told bloomberg he would meet with that country's dictator kim jong-un, saying if it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, i would be honored to do it. but reince priebus said it's not happening. >> can you imagine a situation where president trump and kim
jong-un would sit face-to-face and have a conversation? >> not right now, i can't. >> at a very young age, he was able to assume power, i'm sure a lot of people tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else and he was able to do it. so obviously he's a pretty smart cookie. >> white house press secretary sean spicer acknowledged the obvious, kim jong-un is a -- >> there's a lot of things that would have to happen in terms of his behavior and signs of good faith. >> reporter: spicer also seemed to echo his boss' claims of kim jong-un's leadership quality. >> he assumed power at a young age, when his father passed away, and he's obviously managed to lead a country forward. >> reporter: the president also had glowing comments for
philippine president duterte. his war on drugs, where thousands of people have been killed. >> the number one concern of this president is to make sure that we do everything we can to protect our people, and specifically to economically and diplomatically isolate north korea. >> jim acosta joins us now. what are. >> reporter: at the white house, anderson, senior administration officials were not that pleased about president trump's comments about duterte. they were surprised by the invitation that the president extended to duterte. it's been reported that duterte has made comments he's not sure if he has time to meet with mr. donald trump. but they will be able to meet later on this year in the philippines, but it's worth
repeating and pointing out to our viewer, duterte and kim jong-un are not the only leaders he's been praising, he's been praising president xi of china and he's been reported as saying flattering things about vladimir putin. >> joining us now is our panel. christiane, it's one thing to be saying you would be open to meeting kim jong-un, or duterte, they're different lieaders, but kim jong-un, to argue that he's brought his country forward, there's argument that he's brought his country backwards. >> to be honest with you, ever since kim jong-un came to power, which is five years ago, almost to this last week or so, he's managed to cement himself in
power with almost unprecedented violence. there's the famous story of how he potentially with a aaa anti-aircraft gun mowed down the military chief, and other opponents. so, yes, he has cemented his rule by this incredible fear and violence. and even the president of china, we read, that when he was talking to president trump in mar-a-lago had only negative things to say about kim jong-un. and kim jong-un hasn't even been to see the president of china. to be frank, nobody outside of north korea really knows who he is. in terms of meeting with him, that's not clear. you'll remember that president obama said he would meet this person, that person and another. but obviously every diplomat knows that when you have a major crisis, like the one that faces us now, a nuclear north korea,
there would have to be the maximum of conditions and roll backs of their program to get a meeting with the united states. >> seeing that there could be a major, major conflict with north korea one day and dangling a meeting a few days later and complementing him as a very strong leader, does that make sense to you. >> it doesn't make sense to me. perhaps he's trying to message president xi in some way, but it's not going to work with kim jong- jong-un. here's the really strange thing, his national security team has actually done a good job of running a deliberate, measured interagency process on how to deal with north korea. and they have done this since the inauguration. despite all the travel by the vice president here recently, all that makes sense.
i didn't hear anything from secretary tillerson that you didn't hear from the obama administration. but all of that is being put at a disadvantage if you will by the president's own sort of bellicose rhetoric and his inopportune tweets where he sends out these messages, all of that is unraveling where the national security council has actually taken us. >> some say the white house -- who has basically unleashed the police force to encourage the killing of the extrajudicial killing of drug dealers, drug addicts. >> we're talking about 7,500 people have been slaughtered in the several months, almost a year since duterte has been president. throughout the whole international community, people who care about human rights have
come out very, very heavy on him. but it's true that his popularity is sky high in the philippines. but somebody like duterte probably wouldn't have been allowed inside the united states because unless he was a president. he doesn't have any influence, if the chinese president doesn't even know kim jong-un, then duterte has no pressure to put on north korea. >> sean spicer said today that it's a way to isolate north korea. >> christian is 100% right, they have no political, economic or even diplomatic throw aways in northeast area, what they have
been able to help us with, and we have a legitimate mutual security alliance that dates back to 1951, but they have no throe weight at all in northeast asia. so the call about building this international coalition was absolutely completely empty, there was nothing there, he needs to call duterte on the carpet for these human rights violations. >> coming up, president trump standing by his unfounded claim that president obama wiretapped him, despite republicans, democrats and the head of the fbi saying there's no evidence of that. here's what he said when he was pressed on it. plus a 360 exclusive, this is a stunning story got a national security brief that's been kept quiet until now.
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president trump made the accusation back in november. a series of details, how low has president obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. this is nixon/watergate. members of both parties as well as the head of the fbi say there is no evidence to support the claim. that is not stopping president trump. here's what he said in an interview with john dickerson. >> he was very nice to me, but after that we have had some difficulties. words are les important to me than deeds, you saw what happened with surveillance and everybody saw what happened with surveillance. >> difficulties how? >> you saw what happened with surveillance. >> what happened with surveillance? >> you can figure out that. >> you called him sick and bad. >> look, you can figure it out yourself, he was very nice to me with words, and when i was with him, but after that there's been no relationship. >> but you stand by that claim? >> i don't stand by anything,
you can take it the way you want, i think our side's been proven very strongly. i think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens. i think it's a very big topic, and it's a topic that should be number one and we should find out what the hell is going on. >> i just wanted to find out, you're the president of the united states, you said he was sick and bad because -- >> you can take it any way you want. >> but i want to get it from you. >> you don't have to ask me, because i have my own opinions, you can have your own opinions. >> i want to know your opinion, you're the president of the united states. >> there's no evidence to support president trump's wiretapping claims, and for the record, it's not just me saying it, it's pretty much everyone. >> we don't have any evidence of that taking place, in fact i don't believe in this last week, i don't think there was a tap of
trump tower. >> there's no ed of that. >> this outlandish claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, it really ought to appall americans. >> with respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping by the prior administration, i have no evidence that supports his tweets. >> do you have any ed that -- >> now ryan lizza and jack kingston. i'm curious as a reporter what you made out of that interview. and the president's refuse stall, he says he doesn't stand by anything, but he's clearly standing by those comments. >> he didn't make a case specifically, he just threw out some words, but he didn't actually make a specific claim. previously he said in a tweet that it was a wiretap. then he said that the british
surveillance intelligence services perhaps were responsible for this and then he said that it was actually about incidental collection and unmasking. so there are three claims, each one was debunked and there's no evidence for the original wiretapping tweet or any of the others. but he still seems to want to generally to be thought that there's something behind it, without actually making any specific claim anymore. because all the other ones have fallen apart. he really gets that frustrated, but he seemed very frustrated that he was pressed on it which to me is a sign he's given up defending this, but doesn't want to actually admit that he was wrong and lied in that original tweet. >> everybody's talking about it, sometimes it's a verbal tick that he uses, during the campaign we heard it a lot. he also said that there should be the number one topic of discussion, surveillance.
>> hi, everybody been scratching my head about this one because it's demon straably falsz. here's my here ray. joe lewis great prize fighter, they kept asking him, why do you want to fight again? he said fighters fight. liars lie. he just can't help it. it's pathological. i had forgotten about that even, i was ready to go on to the next issue, fight over health care, which apparently will be coming up soon. he just can't stop himself. which is the only thing i can think of. it's a very simple thing, he told a lie and he's going to continue to repeat that lie. even though the head of the nsa, the republican leader also says it's false. >> can you imagine the president demanding, we have to find out what the hell is going on, which is what he said about a number of things during the campaign,
he is president of the united states, he could call in the head of the fbi and the head of the nsa and say what the heck is going on with surveillance. he has access to all the information out there about surveillance in the united states, so the idea that somehow he doesn't know what's going on or couldn't know, seems odd, don't you think? >> and that the unmasking, show the american people, we all deserve that information. i don't think the president's a liar, i know he's not a liar, i know he's guilty of imper situation if anything. perhaps you saw the susan rice unmasking documents, it led him to send that tweet. it was an imprecise tweet. it's one that should have been sought over. maybe twitter wasn't the best medium to send that out. but there's a question about the unmasking of people in the trump campaign by cia officials. >> unmasking wasn't what the
president was talking about initially. >> but there is a case to be made that wiretapping is a term that's been used since the 80s to use surveillance in a broader way, it can be defined broader than just obama tapping -- >> he sent the tweet and called it a wiretap and then later learned from nunes, because he was concerned about unmasking. that unmasking he learned about weeks later. >> i was in congress when he passed the patriot act. i was in congress and got classified briefings on eric snowden's treason. i think there should be a lot of concern, democrat and republican on surveillance of american people during the metal data debate. we track your phone calls but we
don't listen, no, we don't frack your phone calls. we have gotten a lot of information from the intelligence department. you wonder, how much information do these people really have on us? >> that's what the president -- >> he talked about surveillance. and i agree with joe lewis, he's a fighter. >> he was talking about president obama wiretapping his phones in trump tower. that's the tweet right there, how low has president obama gone to tap donald trump towers during this very say sacred election. >> i don't know how he knew what he knew when he knew it. >> by his own timeline, the president sent that tweet out and several weeks later, devin
nunes said i have some information you should see. and he said i was right about the surveillance. even if you accept the information that this information was somehow scandalous, the president said he didn't see it until long after -- >> this has all been litigated in public for a long time. and obviously it's something that john dickerson asked him about, but the fact that he's still sticking by, he has yet to acknowledge any fault or -- >> the most generous interpretation, that the original tweet, he didn't really know what he was saying, it's horseshoes, and after he was investigating the thing, what he was really concerned about is collection under the fisa act. he didn't like the fact that the intelligence agencies could
unmask people. it is the number one fool that they use to -- there has been information fed to trump supporters that 702 and the nsa are tapping your phones illegally and they can intercept anything they want. with the debate he started, sacrifices 702 this summer and republicans start turning against that, that's going to have ramifications. >> when the patriot act was passed originally. eric snowden has become a -- >> edward. >> edward, excuse me. >> trump has aligned himself with snowden on this issue. and he's got to make a decision. >> but you need to be more specific. when you have susan rice, an obama administration official admitting on television, i can't deny or confirm -- >> and according to the reporting on cnn have said that there's no there there.
>> that's why the american citizens should be able to see the documents. >> and i would say that i go back to joe lewis's quote on susan rice, i think he was accurate. this was a woman who said there was no genocide in rwanda, that -- >> this is the united states of america has accused his predecessor of violating the law and the constitution by wiretapping him, that is a -- it's a prevarication. cps. >> the outcome is that they lose this tool, that's going to be a big deal. >> we got to lever ave it there >> the new republican health care bill is -- the list of no votes could be longer than expected. [team member] we're proactively advancing our security
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the cnn whip count shows there are now 21 house republicans on record as no votes, two more no votes and the bill fails. 17 house republicans remain officially undecided. among the issues, an amendment that weakens protections for people with preexisting conditions. >> you have said you're currently a no on the new version of president trump's health care bill. what needs to happen for you to get to yes and do you believe
the legislation is going to to pass the house in its current form? >> thank you for having me. let me say this, the bill in its current form is problematic for a few reasons, one, the medicaid provisions are changing, it does not pro -- governor's kasich, sandoval have -- also i would tell you too that the states aren't given enough flexibility for resources to deal with medicaid. second the tax credits are not sufficient for many people who will transition from medicaid on to the exchanges. they will not be able to afford insurance, meaning that they will go naked or bare. and the amendment that has been proposed i believe makes it more
difficult because it does potentially remove people with preexisting conditions. >> do you think that's act root or do you know of more no votes out there that maybe are not on anybody's list? >> i suspect there are probably a few more no votes than 21 at the moment. i don't know what the exact number is. i have heard that it's within two or three votes or as many as ten. i suspect it's closer to ten than two or three. >> so you know some people who are planning to vote no who right now are not being counted? >> pretty much, that's correct. >> one of the biggest sticking point, besides the medicaid issue you talked about is the fight over preexisting conditions. president trump said the bill is not in its final form now and it will be every bit as good on
preexisting conditions as obamacare. do you think that's true? >> not with the amendment that was offered last week, that amendment in my view would remove protections with people with preexisting conditions or it could possibly remove them because the state would have the option to wave out of providing those potential health benefits. in it's current forms i would say that the protections aren't there for people with preexisting conditions. so the bill does not match some of the rhetoric we're hearing right now. >> you said earlier today that health care should be a bipartisan effort. would it be better if you got democratings on board? should it be a repair rather than a replacement? >> i think the mistake that was made by the democrats in 2010 is that they muscled obamacare through congress on a partisan basis and they have been wrestling with it ever since.
we should try to work this bill from the center out. we have to get our rhetoric right. there's parts of the health care law, obama care, that needs fob repaired, reformed and overhauls and parts need to be retained. we need to enter this debate from that perspective. >> what you're saying sounds reasonable, it's a very moderate position, moderation is not something that a lot of -- the lines are clearly drawn on this right now. >> that's true. but i have said since we the republicans have taken the majority of the house for the last six or seven years, in order to do anything in a durable and sustainable way, in order to make any reforms, we need to do it on a bipartisan basis. we're going to have a vote on-we will need democrats to help us. that has been the case for
hurricane relief, disaster relief, appropriations bills, debt ceilings, and that has been the case for the last few years, we will need to assemble bipartisan coalitions for infrastructure and tax reform. the democrats health care law obamacare is not as durable or sustainable as it should be because it was done on a partisan basis, we as republicans should not make that same mistake. just ahead tonight more of the violence on may day protests in portland after the firm protest was cancelled. a wave of vandalism erupted. there were very peaceful may day protests around the country, we'll go to portland just ahead. . when a critical patient is far from the hospital, the hospital must come to the patient. stay with me, mr. parker. the at&t network is helping first responders connect with medical teams in near real time... stay with me, mr. parker.
local freelance journal irs in portland, mike bibbens. explain to me how many protesters there were. police are describing them as anarchists, we have seen some flares being thrown and windows kicked out. what was it like? >> reporter: it was fairly intense, at one point the police explained, oh, they have got a slingshot, there was rocks flying around. i would say there's definitely more than three arrests, i want to say like eight or nine. so there was a few arrests, more than a few arrests. >> my understanding is that the permit for the protest was revoked because the police say, because of the actions of what they describe as the anarchists. it did seem like these people, men and women in black were basically kind of moving relatively freely through the streets. i was looking from the air and a few cameras on the ground.
was there much control over where they were going? >> reporter: police would try to cut them off, for example they would have the bridges out of downtown blocked off because that's a target of protests. but what had happened is they had kind of mixed in with the permitted annual may day protest. and so, you know, they were having to, the police were having to deal with these protests as one mixed together. then the rocks started flying and the smoke bombs started coming up. so once that started happening, the police in the city, they just cancelled the entire thing and urged everyone to come home, then they followed the protesters, i think about 80, 90ish protesters. then they were growing, i don't know if you call them flash bangs or noise, very loud noise,
booms, eventually they cracked down at city hall and started tackling people. >> are those protesters that the police were describing as anarchi anarchists, is that over now? >> the riot police have driven away, and the people are recognized as protesters. who knows if something will knock off of this. the local media is on this corner, so maybe something will happen. for all we know there could be a roving band of protesters right now who broke away from this protest. >> the rally is being staged by labor unions and civil rights group mostly have ben peaceful, protesting president trump's immigration policies among other things, from his promise to build a wall along the southern border, to ending sanctuary
cities, and his immigration ban that's hung up in the courts. i spoke with jorge before the disturbances in the portland protests. are you surprised the president hasn't been able to enact more of his immigration policies, whether it's funding of the wall or the travel ban or defunding sanctuary cities? >> not really surprised, but really for the hispanic community and the immigrant community, it's been horrible. it's been very difficult, it's been 102 days of fear. don't hold your breath on getting a check from mexico, that check is not in the mail, mexico won't pay for that. and i'm surprised that the new budget doesn't create room for the ball. 70% of undocumented imgrants come by plane or overstay their visa. if i want to build a fence on my
property and then i ask my neighbor to pay for that. the wall, i don't think is going to work, i think a good immigration policy, emphasizing legal immigration, but on the other hand atmosphere is still prevalent. >> just yesterday, sean spicer said that the wall will get built. do you believe it will get built as president trump described it? >> not the way trump described it. there's a 1,200-mile wall that president trump wants to build. i don't know how he's going to do it. the estimates that i have seen suggest that it could cost from $20 billion to $50 billion, and it's completely useless. let me just say, it's completely useless. when almost half of all immigrants come by plane or by visa, why do you need a wall?
and as long as you have about 20 million americans in this country using drugs and paying for drugs, there's always going to be a drug traffic in latin america willing to take the risk in crossing that wall. >> for those who support the president's ideas of stopping undocumented immigrants from coming over, there have been successed that the white house can point so. in last year, there's been 13,000 apprehensions and deportations, and there's been as much as a 60% decline in apprehensions of people crossing over, that something the white house can point to as a success. >> but there are other numbers, in the first two months of the trump administration, the number of arrests of undocumented immigrants went from about 16,000 in the obama years to about 21,000 what i'm really concerned is the undocumented
immigrants with not criminals. the concern is the new policy, the trump policy is emphasizing the arrest of people who have done absolutely nothing wrong in this country, of course they broke the law when they came here, but we all do it complicitly, when we live in a house or an apartment building that was built by immigrants, weerz -- >> you don't believe that even deporting those who have not committed a crime, whether they're actually going out and actively seeking those people or whether those people, under the obama administration, many of them would come and check in yearly, it seems like the people who have had to check in yearly in safety under the obama administration, those people now when they check in, in many
cases, they are being apprehended and deported out. it clearly creates fear, i understand that, in the community. but do you think it actually does prevent others from coming over? >> as a deterrent, yes, i think it's a deterrent, there's no question about it. fear works. but i think when we're talking about undocumented immigrants, we're talking about human beings, and we're talking about people who are here because of us. we have to take responsibility for that. they are here because they are working for us. millions of americans, you and me and those who are watching, benefit from that and there are thousands of american companies who are hiring them for a reason. it's simply a matter of supply and demand. so, yes, fear works and we're talking about human beings and if trump has a big heart like he
says, he controls both the house and the senate. he can legalize 11 million. you have a big heart mr. trump? show it. well, it not a secret that president trump's a fan of andrew jackson, the seventh president in the oval office. what he said about jackson in the civil war in a sirius xm radio interview surprised a lot of people. >> they said my campaign is most like, my campaign and win was most like andrew jackson with his campaign and i said when was andrew jackson? it was 1828. that's a long time ago. had andrew jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn't have had the civil war. he was a very tough person, and he had a big heart. and he was really angry that he
saw what was happeni ining with regard to the civil war, he said there's no reason for this. people don't realize that the civil war, if you think about it, why? people don't ask that question. but why was there the civil war? why could that one not have been worked out? >> the civil war of course started 16 years after andrew jackson died. the reason the war broke out, many books have been written on the subject. and it was the fight over the states right that ulgt matly led to the civil war. and president jackson himself was a slave these comments, what do you make of them? >> as usual it's hard to figure out what he is saying, what we believe he is saying. it's not historically accurate,
both the idea that andrew jackson was not alive during the civil war, so he could not have been upset about what was happening during the civil war. i think even more importantly than that was that his belief that jackson could have worked something out. what would have been his work out? the only acceptable resolution for the civil war was the abolition of slavery. what would jackson compromise been? semi-slavery? >> for the president -- there's a lot to touch on here. as charles said for the president to say jackson was alive, it was odd. he got it wrong on that account, no? >> here is the thing with andrew jackson. the president identifies with his economic populism. when it comes to race, i don't want my friend charles to fall over, but i agree with him. i would add not simply was an economy built on the backs of
slaves, the democratic party was built on the back of slave and race. my argument is that that culture of race and racism and obsession with race has never left the party and is still present there today. that is part of the legacy -- the racial legacy of andrew jackson which is terrible. >> charles, is slavery the brainchild of one political party? >> jeffrey lord knows if you walked into any room in america 100 years ago and asked the african-americans in that room whether or not they were republicans or democrats, almost all of them would have said that they were republicans, because the republican party was the party of lincoln. it was the -- it was the -- it was that party. until the decades leading up to the '60s and the '60s in particular. even into the '70s and '80s, when the republican party decided that it wanted to attract the people who hated
black people rather than keep the black people that it had. and explicitly said that they wanted to attract the negro folks -- that's a word that they used. not black people. and that betrayal of the black people and black voters in america who had stuck by the republican party their entire life for generations and to be betrayed by that party, to be turned away and told that they -- the party then wartwanto attract the people that hated them was a betrayal black people have never forgiven. >> jeff? for the president also to question why the civil war happened in the first place, asking why couldn't it have been worked out, just last week in a reuters interview he made a similar question about the israeli and palestinian conflict, saying there's no reason why there's no peace, no whatsoever. i don't get the idea of those comments as if these are simple issues that could just kind of be worked out.
>> i think in truth that he looks at all of these things as he looks at many other things that are not related to these issues, particularly i say this as a northerner, you know, slavery was not negotiable. had i been around, i would have been an abolitionist. i just think that that's -- that was the problem there. president trump sees himself as a deal maker and i think wonders had he been around could he have done it better. >> but how -- i guess how could andrew jackson, who owned more than 100 slaves or enslaved people, how could andrew jackson have worked that out? >> i think what appeals to president trump is he was tough as nails. i suspect he is thinking here that maybe being tough as nails he could have gotten a better deal as it were for america. it's hard to see in retrospect how we could have avoided this if people were intent on keeping slaves. >> let's give our viewers a
little bit more history lesson in how tough as nails andrew jackson was. andrew jackson is also the person responsible for the indiana removal program that forcibly removed indians from the lands and included the trail of tears when thousands of indians died being marched west of the mississippi. this man was a white supremacist. he believed that white people in the south had the right to forcibly remove those people and take their land, had the right to enslave other human beings because of race. this is not the man who could have solved the slave issue in a way that would have been amenable to people who look like me. trump has it wrong because he doesn't know anything about history and refuses to read the history of the presidents that came before him. that's his words, he didn't read those books. this is what you get when you have a president who doesn't
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tonight we have a story that's never been told publically before. a tale of intrigue, breached national security, terrorism and lies. it's also involving a wedding. it's a story about an fbi translator who ended up marrying the isis terrorist she had been assigned to investigate in syria. it's got more twists and turns than any episode of "homeland." a true story that's hard to believe. drew griffin tonight reports. >> reporter: he is known by isis as the german. a notorious isis fighter and recruiter, a former german rapper who in disturbing videos called for violent jihad and had a severed head. a german national targeted by the united states as a specially designated global terrorist who survived a u.s. missile strike in 2015 and is believed to be
still alive somewhere in isis controlled syria. what has not been disclosed until now is that an fbi employee with top secret clearance lied to her bosses, secretly traveled to syria and married him for a short time. becoming the isis bride of the very terrorist she was assigned to investigate. that now former employee is daniela green. green served just two years in prison and is now free. she wouldn't answer cnn's questions saying, if i talk to you, my family will be in danger. the information about her case comes from previously sealed court documents. the records unsealed only after greene finished cooperating with authorities. and after prosecutors asked the judge to make them public. unsealing these documents will
allow appropriate public access to this case. greene travels to syria in the summer of 2014 and not only spent time in the company of members of isis but ended up marrying an infamous isis terrorist. >> he is calling upon his followers to commit attacks inside europe. he says, quote, europe is a new battleground. he says, go and slaughter them. ambush them, shed think blog, take hostages, kill them. >> greene was born in czechoslovakia, raised in germany, met and married a u.s. army soldier. the u.s. army brought his husband to south carolina where greene enrolled in clemson's history department seeking her masters degree. >> she was a very hard working, conscientious student. >> reporter: this professor was green's thesis adviser. a few years after graduation, the fbi