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hello again, everyone. thank you for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. new this hour, the u.s. secret service is vowing to respond swiftly to a subpoena from the january 6 committee. on friday the house committee issued a subpoena to the secret service for text messages sent on january 5th and 6th of 2021 after the homeland security security inspector general accused the secret service of erasing the texts after his office requested them. the secret service denies deleting any texts maliciously. cnn's kaitlan pollance is joining us now. what more do we know about the subpoena and what the secret service is willing to say? >> reporter: well, fred, this story is very fast-moving. we just learned three days ago about this problem that there are lost text messages from the secret service on january 5th and 6th. what exactly that means, that is something that the house select committee and other entities are really trying to figure out.
so let's walk through what happened. three days ago, july 13th, the dhs, the inspector general which was looking into the secret service handling of january 6, they notified capitol hill to say that there were text messages that were erased as part of a data migration process that dhs was doing and that present there were missing text messages from secret service phones on january 5th and 6th. the dhs inspector general was clearly very frustrated with this and felt like they weren't getting the information they wanted out of the secret service for their investigation. told capitol hill then that watch dog, the chief there, did brief all nine members of house select committee about this yesterday for several hours. the committee members emerged from that meeting very concerned. here is what congresswoman zoe lofgren said afterwards. here she is. >> i will say that the explanation that you have to
factory re-set and eliminate your data without backing up your data just seems -- i'm skeptical. i mean, i wouldn't do that. the argument about when the request was made is largely irrelevant. the secret service was aware this was one of the signature events of our country and that there would be a need to preserve all of the evidence because of that and also there is an obligation for federal agencies to retain records. >> reporter: so she mentioned that obligation of federal agencies to retain records. that is part of what is prompting now this subpoena from the house select committee to the secret service. they are asking for the text messages at issue here. as well as any after-action reports. what happened here. provide some explanations, they're asking the secret service to do. and now just this morning we did
get a statement from the secret service's chief of communications. he wrote, the committee has had a full and unwavering cooperation, that does not change now, we have provided voluntarily dozens of hours of testimony from special agents, over 790,000 unredacted emails and radio transmission and proigsal and planning records and then we plan to continue that cooperation by responding swiftly to the committee's subpoena so we are waiting to see what the secret service said now and they are one of the agencies that the house select committee really does want information out of as they try to nail down exactly what happened around the president on january 5th, january 6. fred. >> thanks so much. and right now, president biden is heading home from his historic trip to the middle east. the president met with air acleaders an laid out his strategy for building alliances
in the middle east. >> let me state clearly. that the united states is going to remain an active and engaged partner in the middle east. at the world grows more competitive and the challenges we face more complex, it is only becoming clear to me that how close the interwoven successes are in the middle east. we will not walk away and leave a vacuum filled by china, russia or iran. >> but he's being sharply criticized for this moment, this controversial meeting with the saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman and that fist bump. biden is under fire for that moment when he greets the crown prince who is accused of being behind the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. phil mattingly is in jeddah for the president's trip. so what does the white house believe biden accomplished, particularly on this last day
while in the middle east? >> reporter: fred, this was a day of rapid fire, one-on-one meetings between the president and top leaders in the region. and his most sustained effort to lay out his theory of the case for a way that the u.s. sees this part of the world. a critical part of the world. perhaps most importantly a dramatically changing part of the world. the president making clear, probably in one of the truer statements he made all weekend, this is a very different region than when he was vice president as alliances have shifted, regional contributions have shifted and the president making clear that the u.s. has a role as those shifts transpire. that sound you played from the president up top from his remarks today, that was an important moment. making clear to the leaders that were gathered here earlier today, that the u.s. was indeed engaged and not turn a blind eye because there very real concern from diplomats in the region that was exactly what this administration had planned.
the president saying that is very much not the case. but fred, it is worth noting, that meeting yesterday, between the crown prince and the president, meeting for more than two hours, that was a meeting, despite the criticism and the heat and the white house and the president knew they were going to take in meeting with the individual that u.s. said ordered the murder of jamal khashoggi, that allowed today to ham and that is when you talk to white house officials how they tried frame this entire trip. they knew they were going to get hit and take heat. but it was important to look at the broader strategic objectives. in fact, it is one of the things that the president laid out when he was asked about the most visceral criticism that he got last night from jamal khashoggi's fiance. >> i'm sorry she feels that way. i was straightforward back then. i was straightforward today. what -- this is a meeting not -- i didn't come here to meet with the crown prince. i came here to meet with the gcc and 9 nations, to deal with the
security and the needs of the free world and in particular the united states. and not leave a vacuum here, which was happening as it has in other parts of the world. >> reporter: and, fred, the president has gotten positive reviews from officials in the region i've spoken to in the wake of his remarks. a lot of criticism back home. that is not going away any time soon but white house officials make clear this was about the future, not necessarily dwelling on the past. fred. >> thank you so much. let's talk further now. i'm going to bring in susan glasser. she's a cnn global affairs analyst and a staff writer at the new yorker. good to see you. so that moment with the fist bump, was there another way that the president could have handled that greeting, that meeting with the crown prince? >> look, you know, biden made the decision some time ago to take the hit if you will, he looks like a big flip-flopper and a hypocrite.
he's not the first american president to look like a hypocrite when it comes to the gap between american values and interest in the middle east but this is a big one. he said he would make saudi arabia a pariah because of its actions in murdering "the washington post" columnist, instead here he was meeting with him. the fist bump, if their effort was to avoid a handshake, they didn't do any favor, the gesture spoke pretty eloquently to the political choice that joe biden made. remember, a lot of it has to do with someone who wasn't president, vladimir putin and russia's decision to invade ukraine. that drove up the price of energy. that made saudi arabia a lot more important in the short-term calculations of the biden administration. the result is this meeting. but the questions, of course, are what exactly did the united states accomplish in return for this fairly humiliating climb
down. it is not clear, by the way. >> okay. and then i wonder if there is a hypothetical, what if and back to the fist bump, what if the crown prince had his fist up or hand out for hand shake and president biden were not engage in either and leave him hanging. what would that moment have been interpreted as, i mean how would that have helped the president? or might it have? >> look. the decision was made on the front end for joe biden to give the saudis what they wanted, which was the recognition and a return to non-pariah status. sew decided to take the meeting with mohammed bin salman. so whether he shook his hand or fist bumped with him, the net effect would have been the same conversation that you and i are having right now. again, i come back to the question of what is it, exactly beyond a very rhetorical statement that the united states isn't going to walk away from the middle east, beyond that, a
lot of commentary about longer term strategic considerations. have the saudis agreed to free up additional energy supply to bring prices down. how much is really vrabavailablr them to do so. have they committed to a cease-fire in yemen. what commitments have they made, if a new nuclear deal with iran does not happen what, is the long-term security commitment to the united states. did they really agree to major steps in normalizing their relationship with israel. none of that is really clear. >> not clear now. but the president said it wasn't his objective to just meet with the saudi arabian prince but to the entire gcc, the gulf cooperation and alions and the united arab emirates and qatar and egypt and iraq and jordan and to accomplish everything that you just laid out it meant
meeting with them in order to secure greater production of oil, of food, of counter-terrorism, was it important as a whole for the president to be meeting with the gcc abroad? >> well, look, of course he could meet with the gcc not in saudi arabia. so the choice here very much was to give saudi arabia the recognition of a presidential visit from a president who said he would isolate them first of all. second of all, of course, saudi arabia is not the only human rights abuser in the region by a long shot. he had a private meeting today with egypt's leader at a time when there has been an enormous crackdown against all forms of dissidents in egypt. so it is not that saudi arabia is an isolated actor here. it is also a very important region. but it is a pretty thin pretext to say that oh, no it actually was about a regional meeting,
that did not have to occur exclusively with the president in saudi arabia. i think that is a face-saving excuse for this, really. >> on the issue of the murder of journalist khashoggi, and the president, president biden saying he addressed it at the top with his meeting with the crown prince. you saw from the press conference how he was told the fiancee of jamal khashoggi was insulted by this and he said i'm sorry she feels that way. do you see that there will be another opportunity that president biden is in a position to press saudi arabia once again for its accountability, for its responsibility for the death of jamal khashoggi. >> look, this is a very familiar conversation decades when it comes to the saudis and human rights abuses and american leaders often choosing to override their own concerns about that because of the greater strategic importance of
saudi arabia to the broader global economy. vladimir putin is again the key actor, who probably made this meeting happen today between the president of the united states and the crown prince. it is not a new conversation. it is a painful one though for a president like joe biden who campaigned as someone who was going to return the united states to what he called a values-based policy. it is not clear what values if any the united states would like to say that it shares with mohammed bin salman. >> susan glasser. good to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you. all right, still to come, a desperate father pleading for help as the search continues for his son. a 20-year-old university of mississippi student who went missing on july 8th. do you want some more?! waitit 'til you see me on the downhill... [laughs] see you at homome. enjoy advanced safety at the lexus golden opportunity sales event. it■s hard eating healthy.
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leaving an apartment complex on july 8th. ond monday police recovered hi car which has been towed from another apartment complex. police believe he was visiting someone there before he disappeared. naddio romero is following the developments for us. this is heartbreaking because everyone is looking for him. but particularly heartbreaking for his father who is pleading for some kind of information. >> yes. fred, he released a video message pleading for anyone, if you saw something, know something, to please come forward. and we're hearing that from authorities as well. that no tip is too small. as they try to piece together what happened to him, what led up to the moment where he was last seen, last friday outside of his apartment complex, and until they found his car on monday and where he could possibly be right now. this is also been very traumatic for his friends, for those on the college campus who knew him. i want you to listen to his neighbor talk about why she is so shocked this is happening. >> he's real energetic, nice and
friendly, he'll talk to anybody. he's kind of the life of the party. he's real sweet so it is unfortunate that something like this is happening. >> and it has been so unnerving for folks on the campus. a close-knit small community of ole miss but the university released this statement for those teachers, for professors, for the students there who are going through a rough time. that message said in part, we understand that this may be a very distressing time for members of our campus community and you may feel a need to speak with someone. students who need assistance could access support and that message list an a handful of ways that students could reach out to talk to someone because some people are fearing that this was a random kidnapping, maybe he knew the person, there is just so many unanswered questions. investigators say that they have already executed about a dozen search warrants and you could see how close things are. his apartment, campus walk apartments, molly barr trail is a different apartment complex. that is where his car was found. it is ome about two and a half
miles away. so we also learned his sister spoke with one of our affiliates there in oxford saying they conducted a search party with family and people in the community all out looking for him. and i want you to take a last look at jimmy jay lee. he's about 5'7", 120 pounds and other times he's wearing hair and makeup and a dress. so there are different looks that he has. so if you maybe have seen jimmy jay out there, he could have a different look. as you try to rack your brain to remember if you may have seen him. there is also a reward out there for any information, fred. but still no real updates at this point. just out searching. >> and understandable why it is so unsettled. because that is a tight knit, that whole oxford tight knit ole miss community. so i'm glad to hear that everybody is on the prowl looking for him. noddio romero, thank you so much. coming up an indiana doctor
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the story for us. so the doctor is fighting back. what is she saying. >> reporter: she's fighting back in a cease and desist leter that dr. kaitlan bernard has sent the attorney general saying he should stop, quote, making false and misleading statements about her. now she's the ob/gyn in indianapolis that carried out the abortion for the 10-year-old little girl from ohio. if you pull the records as we've been able to do, you could see that she did in fact report it with the state two days after the procedure was carried out and that is why dr. bernard's attorney is basically submitting this letter. now we did reach out to the attorney general's office shortly after we received these documents. and the attorney general saying that they are still at this point looking into gathering evidence and, as they put it, still continuing their legal review that remains open. again, when you hear from the attorney that is representing dr. bernard, they'll say there is nothing left to review. they maintain that this doctor
followed the right rules and procedures in providing this care to this 10-year-old girl that travelled from ohio into indiana. this is the attorney on erin burnett out front last night. >> we want mr. rokita to stop lying about dr. bernard and smearing her reputation and making unsupported accusations when even the bearest minimum of homework on his part would have found that that report had been timely done. we're going to do the opposite of what attorney general rokita did. we're going to take our time and gather the facts and research the law, and put together our case thoughtfully and deliberately. >> reporter: now that was just a few days ago that rokita announced on fox news that he would launch annin i inquiry by bernard and they maintain
the they're continuing to gather evidence and we've reached out since the cease and desist letter was sent his way. still waiting to hear back. >> and what is the little girl doing. >> the little girl at the center of all of this, there is for obvious reasons there is not much that we know about the little girl. especially after the traumatizing incident that she experienced in ohio. but this case is certainly bringing to light, obviously various arguments from all sides about what could to mean to health care providers an example here with dr. bernard carrying out this procedure and now basically finding herself in the national spotlight and under investigation by this republican attorney general's office and then of course the victim herself, this 10-year-old little girl who was traumatized to begin with, during that rape and then obviously now a big part of the conversation that is happening, fred. >> right. all right, polo sandoval, thank you so much.
>> thank you. all right. one of the fbi's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in mexico. special agents from the dea working alongside the mexican navy took rafael quintero into custody. he was wanted for his alleged role in the kidnapping and murder of dea agent back in 1985. authorities consider quintero one of the founders of the guadalajara cartel and is known as the narco of drug traffickers. attorney general merrick garland said the u.s. is seeking his immediate extradition to face charges. still ahead, brittney griner's trial has been postponed and in a new twist her lawyers say that she was prescribed medical marijuana for, quote, severe chronic pain. but what will it take to bring griner home? we'll talk about that next.
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welcome back. a lawyers for wnba star brittney griner told russian judge this is week she was prescribed medical marijuana for quote severe chronic pain. she was arrested there in february and faced up to ten years in prison if convicted on charges of transporting drugs. cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: brittney griner has to duck to get into her cell inside of a russian courtroom. once uncuffed she flashes a smile, not seen publicly since her incarceration. she holds up a photograph of the wnba players who recently wore her jersey and number at their all-star game. her lawyers presented the court on friday with a key piece of evidence. a letter from a u.s. medical center prescribing griner medical cannabis for quote, severe chronic pain. >> it didn't really hurt her. we're trying to make the judge
sympathetic and so when she shows evidence like that, they could go the united states prescribed this and she's not a recreational drug user. >> the star had less than one gram of cannabis oil in her luggage when she was apprehended in february. but it could still land her as much as 10 years in a russian prison. >> i worried that she's going to serve at least a year or two or three of her sentence before something gets hammered out. >> reporter:er griner pleaded guilty but said she accidentally packed the cannabis oil and is now trying for a more lenient sentence. a teammate spoke on her behalf. >> britney was always a great teammate and that is why i'm here. to support her and be there for her at this difficult time. we miss her so much. miss her energy. >> kait is hard to say whether y
of it helps. because this trial is so big, that the russian government is obviously watching it. i don't think that they're leaving the judge alone at this point. >> reporter: one analyst said this case is so high-profile that even an offer to trade griner for victor boot who is in a u.s. prison might not win her release. >> i also worry that vladimir putin won't be satisfied with a simple prisoner exchange. he doesn't want to exchange prisoners at this point. he wants sanctions relief. >> reporter: the analysts we spoke to say if brittney griner served any portion of her sentence it will be in a russian penal colony and the langer she might languish, the greater the chance that vladimir putin might believe that the biden administration would have to cave to his demands. brian todd, cnn, washington. so what is it going to take to bring brittney griner home. joining me right now to talk more about it is daniel gilbert.
a fellow in u.s. policy and international security at dartmouth college. danielle, good to see you. so in a recent article, you wrote that hostage diplomacy will likely be a more prevalent threat to the security of western countries. what do you mean by that? >> hostage diplomacy is when foreign governments use their criminal justice system to take hostages. essentially, they arrest foreigners under the color and guise of law, but the intension is always to use them for foreign policy leverage. so when we look at the case of brittney griner and other americans held in russia, if venezuela, in iran, all over the world right now, we have our adversaries who are pretending that they have made these legitimate arrests when they're just trying to make the u.s. government make political concessions. >> wow, and so those political concessions like we just heard in the piece, that it is more
likely russia would want sanction relief rather than a prisoner swap. are you seeing that that potentially really could be the equation here? the use of that leverage? >> it is difficult to know. it is really difficult to know because these governments will never come out and say brittney griner or these 40 other americans arrested abroad, they'll never come out and say they're hostages or make explicit demands. instead they might imply that they want sanctions relief or a prisoner swap. they might make the demands behind the scenes but we'll never hear them say that out loud. in the past russia has been content to do one for one prisoner swap. trevor reid was able to come back to the united states in a prisoner swap for a russian former pilot who was rested in the u.s. for drug smuggling and he came home in the one for one prisoner swap.
but many countries much prefer larger diplomatic deals. the iranians for instance want not only prisoner swaps, but sanctions relief, debt relief, all kinds of other political concessions in these cases. >> do you think that is different because she's a star? i mean, she is a global star not just an american star, but globally? >> brittney griner is a superstar athlete and olympian and not only beloved by her team and family in the united states, but as we saw in the trial this week, beloved by her teammates and her fans in russia as well. there is so much more attention to this case than there really ever has been before for a wrongful detainee from the united states. so you could imagine that with more attention comes desire for more leverage from the russian government. they might see this as an opportunity to ask for more and more. >> so, president biden did make a phone call to the family of
paul whelan, another american being held there last week. and whelan is a u.s. citizen. former marine serving a 16-year sentence in russia. elizabeth whelan had been questioning why the president hadn't spoken with her family even after bringing up her brother's case in a phone call with brittney griner's wife. so how does the white house proceed and in making sure that in an even way there is that distributed care and concern for all american detainees in russia. >> it is an incredibly difficult situation. both for the families that are experiencing this horrific tragedy and for the white house, for the president of the united states. so if you are the family member or a close team member, colleague, community member of one of these people who is being
held, there is nothing more important on the planet than bringing that person home as quickly and as safely as possible. the white house has a few other interests to balance. they want to bring home americans. they want to make sure that the families know that they're doing everything they can but they have to make sure they're not raising so much attention they're going to have to make concessions that are harmful to the foreign policy and the national interests of the united states. and so in an ideal world, all of the families would feel that they're being cared for by the u.s. government, that they're getting the attention that they want without having to go so public as to raise it for the rest of the world to see, that all you have to do is arrest an american, and you get the full attention of the president of the united states. >> all right. danielle gilbert, thank you so much and of course everybody is hoping for the quick and safe return of all of those americans being detained.
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landing at the u.s. doorstep. with conditions getting worse in their country's of origin, migrants are arriving in droves. relieved as they cross the border. sometimes the situation at home eliminates any possibilities. she said, in this part of the border, u.s. authorities arrest up to 1,000 migrants daily. the influx is an alarming trend made more difficult by the nationalities of the people crossing the border. here past midnight in yuma, hundreds have already crossed into the u.s. and turned themselves over to border patrol. they come from a range of countries including as far as russia and they all, after speaking with them, have said the same thing, they are looking for a better life here in the united states. yuma border patrol sector chief chris clem described the situation as dynamic. >> we're having countries from mexico, central america and things that we could process and take the data and put them in
proceedings and or return them back to mexico. the countries that we're receiving now are flying in and having to be processed and there is just so many of them that it is posing a challenge to the work force. >> reporter: authorities could turn back migrants at the southwest border back to mexico or their home countries under a trump era pandemic rule known as title 42. but it doesn't apply to everyone. that coupled with frosty relations with countries like venezuela and cuba, keeps the u.s. from removing certain people. meaning they might be released while going through immigration proceedings. >> we continue with for our agents and for the overall mission and the surveillance systems and then we continue to add to the processing and the humane care of the migrants in custody. wrap around medical services, food contracts to make sure we have plenty of food to take care of those in custody. >> reporter: the pace of people journeying north presented a
steep challenge for president biden and one he raised with mexico president obrador this week. >> one of those is migration. like us, mexico has become a top destination of migrants and here is what we're going to do to address it together. >> reporter: the u.s. has looked to countries further south for help. including costa rica, where many migrants travel through. an agreement between the two obtained by cnn outlines commitments to strengthen enforcement, exchange information and stabilize host communities. but biden continues to face political pressure from republicans who say he's not doing enough. arizona governor doug ducey signed legislation to shore up funds for border security and following the example set by texas, has sent 25 buses with migrants to washington, d.c. even so, people continue to come with hope of a new life on the
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cnn's allison chinchar joining us right now. so long-term heat waves like this one we're seeing now we're expecting to accept that it is an every day event until 2015 -- tell us more. >> reporter: i think the thing that they're trying to emphasize that the long-term heat waves, the prolonged ones, not just a day or two, are likely to become more and more common an the concern there and ultimately the impacts are it leads to more heat-related illnesses. and take a look at the u.k. they issued the very first red alert for heat. it is the first time they've done that in history and that is the highest level you could get for a warning at the u.k. met office. it means they have a 50% chance of their temperatures reaching 40 degrees celsius. which is 104 degrees farenheit. and an 80% chance of them reaching record levels across country. but it is not the only place. take a look at paris. also expected to reach triple-digit temperatures.
madrid, save illa, likely to keep going for the next several days. so it is not just one thing that is a day or two here and there. we talk about the record for the u.k. the all-time record is 101 degrees but if you notice on the previous map, that is the forecast high on monday. so they're very likely to reach the all-time record levels. the most concerning part is is the people that live there. less than 5% of residential homes in england have hair conditioning. that is why you have such a prolonged areas that are dealing with heat-related illnesses because they simply have no way to cool their bodies down. back here in the u.s., similar as well. dallas, oklahoma city, el paso, san antonio, we get it, it is summertime these places are hot but not this hot and not for this long period of time. all of the areas are expected to remain in triple-digits for at least the next five days. other areas, say the eastern
half of the country has had just average temperatures the last few days. but that is going to change. because all of that heat that is in the center of the u.s. is really going to tart to expand and spread to the east. so now you're going to see other areas that have had pleasant or seasonal temperatures last few days that are now going to start to go up. take for example chicago, going from a high today in the mid-70s back to the 90s by tuesday. same thing for indianapolis, st. louis and des moines expected to get back into the 90s in the next several days an likely stay there for a while. >> this is a very dix summer. thank you so much. all right, in another extreme weather event, a deadly dust storm ripped through montana yesterday killing six and leaving chaos in its wake. the sudden storm caused a massive 21-car pile-up on i-90 in big horn county. traffic was rerouted overnight for emergency responders to clear the scene. and on this week's episode
of patagonia, life on the edge of world, we explore its sheltered fjords, valleys carved out by ice over a millennia. >> patagonia fjords are bursting with life. running for 1,000 miles up the west coast. this is one of the most extensive fjord regions on earth. fed by dozens of thief fjords is a rich feeding ground. the gorgo gulf. sand heading straight for it is the largest animal that has ever lived. a blue whale. weighing nearly 200 tons, he's
twice as heavy as the largest dinosaur. >> this is extraordinary. join cnn as we explore the natural wonders of patagonia fjords. live on the edge of the world tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. right here on cnn. all right, hello again, thank you for joining me this saturday. i'm fredricka whitfield. the u.s. secret service is pledging to respond swiftly to a subpoena from the january 6 committee. the house committee probing the insurrection issued that subpoena to the secret service on friday for text messages sent on january 5th and 6th of 2021. this comes after the homeland security inspector general accused the secret service of erasing those texts after his office requested them. the secret service denies deleting any texts maliciously. cnn's kaitla