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progressive base especially women because that, the governor's office believes will really help push them over the edge. >> we'll watch it together with you. thanks very much kyung lah reporting for us. to our viewers, thanks for much more watching. you can follow he me on instagram and twitter @wolf blitzer. tweet the show @cnnsitroom. erin burnett "outfront" starts now. "outfront" next, the blame game. cnn learning the finger pointing over the fall of afghanistan has begun. officials at the white house and state department wondering why they're getting the blame instead of the intelligence community. plus, tonight, kevin mcelderryccarthy's threat vowin retaliate against companies that cooperate into an investigation into january 6th and controversial podcast host joe regan wailed against vaccine requirements says he has covid and took a drug intended for
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livestock. let's go "outfront". good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight cnn learning the blame game is about to ramp up big time. here is what we know. the white house begins reviewing what went wrong of the takeover of the country including kabul to the deadly and chaotic evacuation operation, officials now are pointing fingers. intelligence officials believe administration is trying to use the intelligence community as a scapegoat. this is a very bitter back and forth over who got it so terribly wrong and the context of all of this is what i'm about to show you. which is one taliban commando showing what could be in store from the taliban, here is the chilling warning today. >> translator: we will kill the americans, ten times more than that. in the future god willing we will go to their land and destroy their countries ten times more than they do to our
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country. >> just one commander in the taliban and across afghanistan. the taliban are taking a victory lap. i'll show you images. the ones here are from cakandah and a black hawk helicopter carrying the white flag of the taliban. now, taliban leaders, of course, leaders as opposed to the commando that i showed you, leaders say they changed and they are more tolerant and willing to work women. we seen them beating women at the airport and on the street and women, billboards. we've heard stories of militants going door to door looking for afghans that helped u.s. troops. all of these things are happening. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says he's not convinced that the taliban shed its extremist ideology. >> we don't know what the future of the taliban is, but i can
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tell you from personal experience that this say ruthless group from the past and whether or not they change, remains to be seen. >> we have a lot to get to tonight. jeff zeleny is at the white house. i want to start with natasha "outfront" live in washington. i know you have reporting on this developing blame game. >> as the wliet hhite house beg this view of internal assessment of strengths and weaknesses and what they could have done bet tore put it lightly, many in the administration are starting to blame the intelligence community in the white house and state department, they are wondering privately why many officials there are getting the blame when they say that the intelligence failed to predict that kabul would fall so quickly to the taliban in a matter of days, rather than months and years as some intelligence assessments have predicted that the white house national security counsel
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and state department had been relying on for a long time. now, the intelligence community in turn says the white house and the state department are using intelligence officials as a scapegoat because the intelligence community had in fact predicted in several assessments that the potential fall of kabul quickly was a likely possibility. of course, it's not the job of the intelligence community they argue to say, to make a judgment essentially about how many days essentially this was going to take before things all really went downhill and the taliban ended up controlling the entire country. they say the white house and state department did ignore grimmer assessments that was put forward throughout the year saying this was a possibility the taliban was gaining strength and that kabul was very vulnerable and the afghan security forces were vulnerable. so what we're going to see moving forward is all of this is going to come out into the open as these congressional hearings ramp up, which are expected to begin really next month.
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the big question looming overall of this is how did the administration get it so wrong with regard to the timeline and why weren't things put into motion sooner with regard to the evacuations? >> all right. natasha, thank you very much. it will get ugly. the american people, the world need answers to those questions. i want to go to jeff zeleny at the white house. publicly the president and white house are trying very hard to move on from this, right? to say okay, let's just go to the next thing here. >> reporter: at least for now and it's notable that they are moving on to really a list and series of daunting challenges. of course, the economic agenda is still not stalled but certainly did not make the progress they hoped in the month of august, still the stub burn fi -- stubborn fight against covid-19 and humanitarian issue in louisiana. the president, we learned today is traveling there on friday. so there are other matters to work on, no question. but it was notable today that president biden did not talk about afghanistan, did not take
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questions about afghanistan when he met in the oval office today with the ukrainian president who was visiting and he actually offered condolences for the deaths of the 13 american service members last week and the president certainly accepted those but did not talk about afghanistan. the reality here is, erin, they know this issue is not going away and one of the central reasons for that is, you know, of course the blame game as that sh natasha was talking about. 100 to 200 americans there. this issue will not rest until that is resolved and also, those hearings on capitol hill. this is something we're seeing from democrats. many democratic members of congress want to get to the bottom of this. so the white house knows it will not be able to dispense of this but for now we're trying to if not pivot fully to their again d -- agenda, talk about it more. there is no doubt this afghanistan crisis will be with them for sometime to come, erin. >> that is for sure.
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you talk about 123,000 refugees and where they're going to go and i mean, it is in a sense the beginning in so many ways. jeff, thank you very much. i want to go to weather jones n -- seth jones. he's with special ops in afghanistan and dana bash is with me our chief political correspondent. seth, let me start with you. i showed briefly these images of the taliban showing off this american weaponry, right? which they obviously have a lot of it. they're celebrating their victory here. how important are images like this for the taliban? >> i think these images are important in part because they're getting such traction, erin, across the jihad community. i've seen these images on chat rooms in west africa for ali qaeda link groups, in north africa in the horn in somalia and yemen and across iraq and syria. so they're touting this and we
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can take this with obviously, a grain of salt. they are toting this as the most significant jihadist victory since the soviets were defeated in the late 1980s. it's gaining a lot of traction. >> pretty incredible. when you tack it lk about how ig used and portrayed. president biden ignored questions from reporters about afghanistan. jeff zeleny mentioned this. he did appear in front of reporters with the ukrainian president visiting. the ukrainian president did mention afghanistan but biden did not. biden wants to urn theturn the . he wants to put this in the rearview mirror but it's not going to be that easy, is it? >> it's not at all for lots of reasons. not the least of which as jeff said there are still americans inside afghanistan who want to leave and that is a very big priority not just for administration but for members of congress who are not going to let this issue die down any time
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soon. broadly, in terms of policy but certainly in the short term getting americans out, not to mention still potentially some afghans who i've talked to lawmakers who are still trying to figure out a way to work the system to let that happen. but just like jeff was saying, erin, i spoke with an administration official earlier who said the notion that we're -- we think we can just pivot away from afghanistan is quote unquote over cranked. they understand that it is going to be something that they will talk about but that the relatety is there is lots of other big issues, crisis. covid is far from over. his legislative agenda is still moving through congress, they just haven't been there for most of august. so it's sort of the balance because the immediate crisis when it comes to the airlift and the total withdrawal, that is now behind him.
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>> so seth, i want to play again what general mark milly said about the taliban. here he is. >> we don't know what the future of the taliban is, but i can tell you from personal experience that this is a ruthless group from the past and whether or not they change remains to be seen. >> i mean, the big incentive, seth, for then to change is that their currency is creatored and they need the world to see them as legitimate to have an economy. international lead is half of the economy of afghanistan and it's halted now until they show who they are. but seth, the question is, is that enough incentive for the taliban tore change or commandos saying we will kill the americans be the ones that end up ruling the day because it may no matter what a central taliban government says if you've got commanders in the field doing
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something else. >> well, i think that's true, erin. it's also true as we've seen with the taliban in the past, at the end of the day, they have shown a proclivity to stick to their ideology. the taliban may be able to make up for some of their lost revenue if they don't get it from the u.s. or west or chinese on their border from the russians who have been willing to keep their embassies open and have indicated willingness to cooperate but the bigger challenge that i take from general milley is unlike the u.s. experiences in libya or som somalia, iraq or syria, the u.s. has no ally on the ground in afghanistan. as we've heard, the at ttaliban an enemy. they have no base to fly drones and no intelligence architecture right now to collect. i mean, i've been involved in these campaigns in afghanistan if the u.s. is going to conduct some action in the future, is about as difficult as i've ever
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seen. >> incredibly sobering and dana, republicans in response to some of this are calling to impeach president biden for his actions in afghanistan. kevin mccarthy keeps sidestepping the question he's been asking but the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell did not. he was very direct today. here he is. >> there is going to be an impeachment. i think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is through the ballot box. >> so dana, does mcconnell control how this goes and does this go away or no? >> it's hard to see it getting very much traction. first of all, he also said, erin, that the reality is right now that the democrats control both the house and the senate. so that's one of the main reasons in the short term that impeachment proceedings won't happen but the way having covered mitch mcconnell for many, many years that i read
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that is he was somewhat carefully saying give me a break guys. this isn't something to go forward on and push impeachment on for any president because, you know, that's -- this isn't an impeachment offense. that's the way i read between the lines on his statement. >> right. right. which of course, you got some and each caucus now thinks anything is an impeachment offense if they don't like somebody. thank you both very much. appreciate your time. kevin mccarthy warning any company that turns over communication records to the january 6th committee will be violating federal law so is the minority leader right or is he actually the one violating the law? breaking news, tornados tearing across maryland and pennsylvania tonight as the storm system that was hurricane ida moves east and a judge ordering one hospital to give a covid patient a drug intended for livestock. after the hospital allegedly refused.
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entity have to investigate the personal information and communications of myself with my family members, my grandchildren, things of that nature. i hate the idea they are trying to turn this into a police state. >> coming after kevin mccarthy threatens companies to cooperate with the january 6th probe. are they saying in part quote if these companies compile with the democrat order to turnover private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the united states. companies still choose to violet federal law, the republican majority won't forget and stand with americans to hold them accountable under the law. incredible threat. "out froblnt "now, pete aguilar and i appreciate your time tonight, congressman. i want to start with this threat from the minority leader mccarthy. right? very clear threat. do you think that it will force telecommunication companies or social media companies to not
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cooperate with your investigation? >> i don't. i don't think it will have any bearing because i think people see it for what it is. it's a hollow threat. it's a political threat. and we are going through our process, but i think what is important here is to step back. we are investigating a violent attack on the capitol on the seat of democracy and democracy itself. so we're going to take every step possible in order to be thorough, be fair, follow the laws of the land, but in order to do this, you know, we're going to have to go through a process and that's exactly what we're doing here but i don't think anybody is surprised by kevin mccarthy carrying donald trump's water on this issue. >> so, you know, you heard congressman brooks there. he said why do you need to look at texts between he and his wife. i want to give you a chance to
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answer that, why do you need all of that but his choice of comparing your committee to the kgb. >> well, i don't put a lot of stock in what mo says these days given what he said outside of the rally, outside the capitol. all i will say is that all we have sent in this respect, the letters that went out over 30 to telecom companies is to preserve the records of individuals that might have information leading that can be helpful at the committee in the investigative steps down the line. in the days and weeks ahead, we'll have more comments and take more steps along the way but that's all we're asking is that they not get rid of these and that they preserve the information. so nobody should be scared by this. this is a normal investigative process and we will follow out
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of respect for the individuals' privacies, we haven't named individuals listed. >> right. they're naming themselves. so there are some, including congressman brooks who are calling for president biden to be impeached over afghanistan. minority leader mccarthy in this case congressman aguilar stopped short of getting involved with that saying i'll do it later once americans are out so he's punted it. the minority leader in the senate mcconnell was clear he doesn't support it. the reality is there will not be an impeachment and this should be decided at the boallot box. what happens here? will they let this go or not? >> i think what's clear and that sounds like a question that maybe mr. mccarthy should answer but i think it's very clear given the comments that he's made over the last 48 hours, he will go exactly where the republican conference wants him to go. and so if they want him to push
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back on us by calling this effort a political, then he will do that. if they want him to call for impeachment of the president, he will do that. so it doesn't fool anyone. i think everybody sees it for what it is. what we're focused on with respect to the committee here in the january 6th committee is following the facts and getting to the truth. that's what we're going to do and not in a bipartisan way but non-partisan way. that's what we have done to date and that's what the american public and our colleagues in congress can expect of us in the future. >> congressman aguilar, appreciate your time. thank you and i want to go straight now to our senior legal analyst to talk about this. minority leader mccarthy says any telecom or social media company that turns over communication records to the january 6th committee is violating federal law. that's the claim he's making. is he right or wrong?
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>> kevin mcelderryccarthy has i backwards. a subpoena is a formal command backed by law to produce evidence. it's not optional. it's mandatory unless a judge says you don't have to compile with that then the phone company, service provider has to compile with the subpoena. mccarthy is saying it will violate federal law if they do. let me end any suspension. do there is no such law. there is an argument close to the line there mccarthy's actions may be obstruction of congress. he's trying to derail the investigation and would probably respond. he's exercising legal rights. that's something i know eric swalwell and others are asking the justice department to look at. >> mccarthy spoke to trump on january 6th. we all know this. republican congresswoman jamie herrera beutler says mccarthy told her when he talked to trump and urged trump to tell the mob and leave the capitol and she took copious notes, and that
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trump says to kevin mccarthy, well, kevin, i guess these people are more upset about the election than you are. that's in quotes. according to a gop lawmaker familiar with the call, mccarthy fires back who the f do you think you're talking to as he tells trump clearly these are your people to the president, to president trump. mccarthy has no problem testifying about the phone call to the committee. we've heard that. he's also saying a totally different thing about what happened on the phone call. here he is. >> i was the first person to contact him when the riots were going on. he didn't see it. when he ended the call telling me he'll put something out to make sure to stop this. that's what he did. he put a video out later. >> that's a guy who doesn't want to testify about what happened on the call because that version is not anything very different than what i laid out, right? so what happens here? if he testifies, he would have to tell the truth, right, or
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it's perjury. >> yeah, he could be subject to perjury. this is exactly why kevin mccarthy needs to testify. representative herrera beutler needs to testify because we have contradicting claims what was said. this is what proceedings are for. this is not a trial. this is how we get to the truth. one thing that's important to notice, either way, either one of mccarthy's versions here is bad for him because the question is why did you call donald trump when these folks were swarming the capitol? either way, he acknowledges he talked to trump about controlling these people. what made you believe or understand these people were acting for donald trump and subject to his command? so you see why he's angling to get out of this. >> all right. thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thanks. next, the breaking news that the storm a tornado touching down in maryland and tornado warnings posted for new york city and philadelphia as the storm system that was hurricane ida heads east. along the gulf, the suffering deepening. plus, controversial podcast
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tonight, the remanence of hurricane ida bringing life threatening flooding and tonights to the northeast. that video is from maryland a tornado touching down in maryland this afternoon badly damaging buildings. another tornado hitting southeastern pennsylvania bringing down trees and power lines and one western pennsylvania town, flood waters making roads impassable. 41 passengers had to be recused from a school bus trapped in the flooding. comes as we're learning more about the destruction, the utter destruction that ida left behind in louisiana. ed lavenandera is "out fron fro "tonight. > . >> reporter: ronald hit the road to get out of new orleans. he made it 30 miles outside of town before running out of gas. >> we had enough gas to get there but stood in the line like this and we ran out of gas trying to get in this line. that's why we pushing so they went to get a -- we had a little
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can. we just trying to get by to get to lafayette. >> reporter: more than half of the gas stations with power in new orleans and baton rouge don't have fuel. many gas stations still haven't even been able to reopen. nearly a million customers are without electricity, many water systems across the region aren't fully functioning and cell phone service is sporadic. >> been like hell. i never been through nothing like this. >> reporter: the lines for the food and water distribution site snake out for blocks and blocks with temperatures soaring, residents are trying to get supplies to those who need it most. >> helping the elderly and our friends with young people. so that's what we're here for. anybody that we can help. >> reporter: some residents are returning to the hardest hit areas in southeast louisiana. floyd and jane pondexter rode the storm out here. their supplies of food and water are quickly running out.
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>> it's horrible. you know, especially with no lights and no water. it's bad you know what i mean? we can't even get no ice. you know? we in trouble for the next couple weeks. >> reporter: the poinndexters a cleaning up the storm damage but life after hurricane ida feels like being stranded on a deserted island. >> it was hard. i didn't sleep last night. i didn't get no kind of sleep in two days. it's miserable out here. it's hard. i pray to god we can get back to life and get some water or something. >> reporter: we're just beginning to grasp the horrific damage hurricane ida inflicted on the barrier island of grand isle. the island is decimated. one area official says it could take up to five years to rebuild. >> the people are very sad. a lot of people lost their homes talking about they don't know if they can go back or not. >> reporter: and erin, that is the question facing thousands of people across southeast louisiana, what do they do going
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forward? so they're balancing the immediate needs. many people starting to run out of vital supplies that they had collected before the storm. you know, we're almost four days into this aftermath and they're starting to run out of supplies. that's why food and water stations like this are very vital across the region but long term, many people trying to figure out what they're going to do and how and when or if they're going to rebuild. erin? >> thank you very much, ed. i want to go now to louisiana state representative randall gains because he represents st. john the baptist parish, which you saw last night as well on our program one of the hardest hit areas of the entire state right now. representative, aprapreciate yo taking the time to talk to me. i know you've been in a helicopter from the air. please tell me about what you saw. >> yeah, thank you. certainly the most devastating storm that -- the most powerful storm that hit this area until the last 50 or 60 years. in most cases, when the storms
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have come through gustav, isaac that came through in the last 15 years, you had pockets of damage, isolated pockets of damage where the storm was the strongest but in this case, no area was spared and the damages are universally and uniformly across the parishes. it was really bad. a lot of devastating damages to homes, businesses, infrastructure. no area was spared. >> and representative gains, you know because you've lived there. you served in louisiana national guard during katrina, so you were part of the medical response at that time, and you saw how bad that was. but i know that, at least i understand you think this property damage is worse, that this is the worst that you have ever seen. so tell me why and how long do you think it will take to recover. >> i did a medical coordinator during hurricane katrina but
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hurricane katrina's damage was concentrated in new orleans area primarily because of the flooding. the parish did not take significant amount of -- did not insure a significant amount of damage afrter katrina or hurricane isaac. in this particular hurricane because of the strength of the wind and the power of this particular hurricane, this particular hurricane caused more property damage than any hurricane that's impacted this area in decades and i believe normally we would take two or three days to restore power, another two or three days to restore the ingress and egress of the highway system because of the debris that have flown onto the highway, because of the infrastructure damage to the energy and power delivery systems, including the power lines that are down, this is a prolonged recovery period and will take a lot longer to recover than it has in the previous years. >> so, you know, we have i
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understand nearly a million people without power. we saw the lines of people lining up with food and water, people can actually still have gas to do that. president biden we understand is going to come at the end of the week on friday. what do you need the most from the federal government right now? >> right now, the most needs we need is food, water, personal sustainment items people need to to get through the day. the datay tod day needs, food, water, ice until we can really get stores back we can restore infrastructure that we can regain in normal lifestyle. they have been an immediate response to the immediate needs from the national guard. they have sites located around the parish that have been response from the state. fema is on board.
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diseases of society of america, they have a statement out there recommending against the use for covid-19 unless this is for clinical trials. >> so, yet, you got this thing that can be toxic to human beings and vaccinated and unvaccinated people i understand are asking you for it on a daily basis. when someone comes to you and asks for it, what are their reasons for wanting the drug and how do you respond? how do you have this conversation with them? >> yes, erin. this is a great question. i think there is possibly a lot of misinformation out there and maybe there is some mistrust. i think that people may want a cure for covid-19 or medication out there to decrease the length of their symptoms or the severity of their symptoms. what i say to patients is that i practice evidence based medicine and right now the everyday on this is very much unclear. the cdc, the nih, the infectious
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diseases society of america have not recommended the use of this drug specifically for covid-19. what is even more concerning is that people are going to animal stores and buying these liquids or paste that are intended for horses. what i have right here is a 10 mlsyringe. this is seven times the dose for a human. it's dangerous. >> an ohio judge ordered a doctor to give ivermectin to a severely ill patient who got a prescription from a doctor and filed a lawsuit against the hospital after the hospital refused to give it to her husband. how concerned are you that there are doctorsprescribe it and you have a judge getting involved telling you you have to inject somebody with it?
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>> yeah, erin, i think this is pretty tricky. i don't know all the politics in ohio. what i do know is ivermectin has been used for humans for certain conditions such as the worms and s scabies and lice. it is generally safe for those conditions, however, the ivermectin trials for covid-19 often have double and triple the human doses. so right now the safety aspect is unclear. >> dr. yu, thank you very much. appreciate your time. next, a republican congress man reportedly threatening embassy officials while attempting a rogue mission in afghanistan and a fast moving wildfire is closing in on a major tourist destination in california. i brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks! [sighs wearily] here, i'll take that! woo-hoo! ensure max protein. with thirty grams of protein, one gram of sugar, and now with two new flavors!
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american embassy staff after they refused to help him get into afghanistan. "the washington post" reported that congressman mark wayne mullen wanted help hauling a large sum of cash into the country. it was an unauthorized trip to afghanistan apparently to evacuate five americans. jessica dean is out front. >> reporter: republican oklahoma congressman mark wayne mullen says he's headed back to the united states writing in an instagram post, he, quote, went dark for a little as he, quote, help get americans out of afghanistan. new reporting from "the washington post" reveals during his trip mullen in his second attempt to enter afghanistan in two weeks threatened u.s. embassy staff becoming outraged when they denied his request for help in carrying a huge amount of cash through the country for an unauthorized evacuation effort in neighboring afghanistan. "the post" reports mullen told embassy staff he was planning to
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rescue american citizens, a woman and her four children flying from the country of georgia into tujeek stan and onto afghanistan. but u.s. embassy officials refused his request for assistance saying they could not help him bypass the currency restrictions. >> we have made it abundantly clear that travel to afghanistan is not safe. >> reporter: mullens' actions alarmed top officials according to "the post" and defied house party leaders who repeatedly warned members not to travel to afghanistan. >> any member i've heard might go i explain to them that i don't think they should. i think it creates a greater risk. >> this is deadly serious. i do not want members to go. >> reporter: unlike representative seth moulton and peter meyer who went an unauthorized trip to afghanistan they described as a fact finding mission, mullen is not a
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veteran. he's a former mma fighter and small business owner who's been in congress since 2012. >> i know mark wayne and i've been asking some of my friends and connections about him because i'm concerned for his safety. >> reporter: in a statement mullen's spokesperson says, quote, congressman mullen has been and is currently and completely safe. according to "the washington post" this is mullen's second attempt to enter afghanistan. last week he traveled to greece but the pentagon denied his request for access to kabul. >> we will get those americans that are remaining in afghanistan who want to get out, there's process and plan to do just that. don't need a member of congress to go in. that's not his job or his responsibilities. >> reporter: and it remains unclear at this hour if the congressman was actually able to get anyone out of afghanistan. i have reach out to his office but have yet to hear back on anymore details about that. we heard to the pentagon
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tonight a massive wildfire threatening to wipeout a major tourist destination in california. more than 53,000 people ordered to evacuate the lake tahoe region. one official saying the coming hours are critical. governor newsom of california has already declared a state of emergency in several counties. the caldor fire only 20% contained has burned more than 200,000 acres, destroyed more than 500 homes and now threatens another 35,000 structures. at least five people have been injured including three first responders. and fine eel tonight the new cnn film "going behind the scenes" in the fight for equal pay. in this case we're talking about the womens national team that
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sued the u.s. soccer federation in 2019. you may not remember this but they did so because they were not being paid equally to the mens team. a federal court disagreed last year. the judge found the team negotiated a different pay structure than the mens team and that the women players were already paid more than the mens team. they actually found the women players are now appealing say they need to perform more games and play better in order to make as much as the men. here's a look at the new film called lfg for let's effing go. >> amazing. to see it go through all generations is kind of incredible and, you know, to see the different emotion in all the different ages of eyes is really cool. and then little kids saying it to me. >> we want equal pay. >> i probably won't get it but you might. >> yeah, maybe i'll get it in
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one or two years of my career, hopefully. but really it's going to be for all these little kids coming up now. >> that's exactly what we're fighting for. we're fighting for that change. and literally people have stopped me in my tracks to say thank you, and that's because of this fight. >> "lfg" premiers monday night at 9:00. thanks for joining us. ac 360 starts now. breaking news about a new concern from law enforcement. a white supremacist and violent anti-government extremist are now openly and this is pretty stunning identifying with the taliban and even citing them as a model for how to launch a new civil war here in the united states. we know this from a conference call cnn has just obtained involving a top federal intelligence and homeland security official. cnn's evan perez joins us now with what was on that call and what to make