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← BELL RINGING → >>> ANOTHER ROCK AND ROLL DAY ON THE MARKETS. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, CONSOLIDATING THOSE GAINS. HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? AND DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DONALD TRUMP? IT'S TUESDAY, APRIL 25th. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKES CANADA TO THE WOOD SHED OVER TRADE. NOW THE CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TELLS ME THE DISPUTE WILL HURT THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS. >>> BUILD A WALL OR AVOID A SHUTDOWN? PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTS OFF HIS SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN PLEDGE FOR NOW.
>>> WIKIPEDIA IS THE ENCYCLOPEDIA ANYONE CAN EDIT. ITS FOUNDER, JIMMY WALES, TELLS ME HE'S THE MAN TO TAKE ON FAKE NEWS. I'M PAULA NEWTON. THIS IS "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS."


>>> IT'S CRUNCH TIME FOR DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION AS THAT 100-DAY MILESTONE CREEPS CLOSER AND CLOSER. THE PRESIDENT IS PLANNING TO UNVEIL A TAX REFORM OUTLINE ON WEDNESDAY. IN THAT, WE'RE EXPECTING A MAJOR CUT IN CORPORATE TAXES. THE NUMBER IS IMPORTANT HERE. A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LOOMS JUST TWO DAYS LATER. TRUMP NOW SIGNALING HE'S WILLING TO COMPROMISE. AND THE BORDER WALL COULD BE PUT ON THE BACK BURNER FOR NOW. NOW, ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS, THE ADMINISTRATION IS GETTING TOUGH ON TRADE. NOT WITH CHINA OR MEXICO. NO, IT'S THOSE EVIL CANADIANS, ANNOUNCING TARIFFS ON LUMBER
IMPORTS AND WARNING DAIRY COULD BE NEXT. THE U.S. AND CANADA HAVE HAD A BITTER DISPUTE OVER LUMBER, AND I SHOULD INCLUDE DAIRY, FOR DECADES AND DECADES. I HAVE BEEN WITNESS TO ALL OF THIS, BELIEVE ME, IT'S BEEN GOING ON A LONG TIME, AND HERE WE GO AGAIN. MOMENTS AGO, DONALD TRUMP SAID HE DOESN'T SEE A TRADE WAR WITH CANADA. BUT HE DOES SAY CANADA'S BEHAVIOR MUST CHANGE. >> PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE CANADA HAS BEEN VERY ROUGH ON THE UNITED STATES. EVERYONE THINKS OF CANADA HAS
BEING WONDERFUL, AND SO DO I, I LOVE CANADA, BUT THEY'VE OUTSMARTED OUR POLITICIANS FOR MANY YEARS. AND YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT. SO WE DID INSTITUTE A VERY BIG TARIFF, WE ANNOUNCED IT YESTERDAY. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR DAIRY FARMERS IN WISCONSIN AND UPSTATE NEW YORK AND A LOT OF OTHER PLACES. >> THAT WASN'T A MESSAGE FOR CANADA. THAT WAS A MESSAGE FOR HIS BASE. AND HE IS SPEAKING TO HIS BASE WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT TRADE. NOW, EARLIER I GOT THE OTHER VIEW, THE REACTION FROM CANADA'S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER. >> CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE PROBABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL, MOST MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP IN THE WORLD. DAY. AMERICANS SPEND A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT CHINA, BUT THE FACT IS CANADA IS THE LARGEST CLIENT, THE LARGEST EXPORT MARKET FOR THE UNITED STATES, TWICE THE SIZE OF WHAT YOU SELL TO CHINA. THIS IS A GREAT RELATIONSHIP. IT IS BALANCED. IN ANY BIG ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S IN BUSINESS OR BETWEEN COUNTRIES, IF YOU DO A LOT OF BUSINESS WITH EACH OTHER, THERE ARE GOING TO BE IRRITANTS.
AND THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. TO GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF PROPORTION, IT'S WORTH BEARING IN MIND THAT SOFTWOOD LUMBER EXPORTS, THAT'S ONLY ONE OF THE ISSUES, IS 2% OF THE UNITED STATES' LUMBER. WE HAVE TO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE BIGGER PICTURE, WHICH IS A STRONG, ROBUST, MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP. >> IN TERMS OF THESE TARIFFS, THOUGH, THEY WOULDN'T CALL THEM IRRITANTS, THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS, CANADA AND CANADIAN BUSINESSES INVOLVED IN THIS. IN TERMS OF THOSE IRRITANTS, ARE YOU PREPARED TO FIGHT BACK? WILL CANADA RETALIATE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM?
>> SO SOFTWOOD LUMBER IS A LONGSTANDING ISSUE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS ACTUALLY KNOWN AS LUMBER 5, IT'S OUR FIFTH ROUND BUSINESS DISPUTE. WE ABSOLUTELY WILL DEFEND OUR INDUSTRY. OUR VIEW IS THAT THESE TARIFFS, THE U.S. ALLEGATIONS THAT SOMEHOW WE'RE SUBSIDYING OUR INDUSTRY, THAT'S WRONG. WHEN WE'VE TAKEN IT TO COURT, WE'VE WON AT EVERY LEVEL. AT THE WTO, AT NAFTA, THE RULINGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN
CANADA'S FAVOR AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT THAT WILL BE THE CASE IN THIS DISPUTE AS WELL. IN THE MEANTIME, NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING. AND I HOPE THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO REACH A SETTLEMENT. BECAUSE THE THING, PAULA, IS THAT THE BIG LOSERS IN THE SOFTWOOD LUMBER DISPUTE ARE AMERICAN CONSUMERS. THIS IS GOING TO COST MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WHO WANT TO BUY A HOUSE A LOT OF MONEY. AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOOD THING. >> AND THAT'S ECHOED IN THE STOCK PRICES OF SOME LUMBER AND HOUSING COMPANIES TODAY IN THE
UNITED STATES. HAVING SAID THAT, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PRETTY CLEAR, THEY DON'T LIKE THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM IN NAFTA. THEY SAY THERE ARE TOO MANY CANADIANS ON THE BOARD. THEY ALSO SAY, THEY REPEATED IT AGAIN TODAY, NAFTA IS OBSOLETE AND A MESS, IN THEIR WORDS. HOW DOES THIS REALLY SET YOU UP TO HAVE A GOOD NAFTA NEGOTIATION IF YOU'RE CANADA RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, LOOK. OUR VIEW IS, WE'RE A PRO TRADE COUNTRY. CANADA IS A TRADING NATION. WE BELIEVE OUR ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL, GREAT FOR CANADIANS,
GREAT FOR THE 9 MILLION AMERICANS WHOSE JOBS DEPEND DIRECTLY ON EXPORTS TO CANADA. AND WE KNOW ACTUALLY THAT AMERICANS REALLY GET THAT. WHEN IT COMES TO NAFTA, WE ARE READY TO COME TO THE TABLE ANY TIME. THE UNITED STATES IN FACT HAS YET TO ACTUALLY INITIATE A NEGOTIATING PROCESS. >> AND WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN, IT'S STILL GOING TO BE SEVERAL MONTHS AWAY, BECAUSE THERE'S A 90-DAY PERIOD, UNDERSTOOD. BUT CANADIANS MIGHT BE LOOKING TO YOU TO SAY, WHAT DO WE GO TO THE TABLE WITH AS CANADIANS, WHEN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR, DONALD TRUMP TWEETED ABOUT IT THIS MORNING, HE IS USING CANADA AS AN EXAMPLE.
YOUR COUNTRY IS IN THE CROSSHAIRS. >> WE REALLY THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON THE FACTS OF OUR TRADING RELATIONSHIP. WE ARE ABSOLUTELY PREPARED TO AND WE WILL AND WE ARE STRONGLY DEFENDING OUR PRODUCERS, STRONGLY DEFENDING CANADIAN JOBS. WE'RE NICE GUYS, POLITENESS IS SOMETHING THAT WE BELIEVE IS A NATIONAL VIRTUE. BUT IT'S NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT HOCKEY IS OUR NATIONAL SPORT. AND WHEN IT COMES TO DEFENDING CANADA'S ECONOMIC INTERESTS, WE'RE GOING TO PLAY HARD.
HAVING SAID THAT, I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO COME BACK TO THE CORE POINT, WHICH IS THIS IS A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL, BALANCED ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP. IT HELPS AMERICAN WORKERS, IT HELPS AMERICAN CONSUMERS.
>> BEFORE I LET YOU GO, YOU'VE JUST SPENT A FEW HOURS SPEAKING TO IVANKA TRUMP.
I KNOW YOU WERE AT THE W-20 SUMMIT. TO
DID YOU DISCUSS THIS AT ALL, AND IF YOU DIDN'T DISCUSS THIS WITH HER, WHAT DID YOU DISCUSS WITH HER?
>> I DID HAVE A MEETING WITH IVANKA SEPARATE FROM THE PANEL. AND I DID RAISE THE TRADE ISSUES WITH HER. TRADE IS A KEY ISSUE FOR THE CANADA/U.S. RELATIONSHIP. SHE'S AN INFLUENTIAL FIGURE, AND IT WAS IMPORTANT TO DRAW HER ATTENTION TO IT. IS NOT HER ISSUE. SHE'S NOT THE PERSON LEADING THIS. I HAD A CONVERSATION YESTERDAY WITH WILBUR ROSS, THE COMMERCE SECRETARY, WHO IS LEADING ON THIS ISSUE. AND, YOU KNOW, THE MESSAGE I HAVE FOR YOU, PAULA, FOR AMERICAN VIEWERS, IS, CANADA IS A STRONG, CONFIDENT COUNTRY. WE BELIEVE THAT TRADE IS WIN/WIN.
WE ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO FIERCELY DEFEND OUR NATIONAL ECONOMIC INTERESTS. BUT WE KNOW THAT THE BEST RESULT, AND I ACTUALLY REALLY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE BEST RESULT IS MAINTAINING THIS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP WHICH HAS LASTED FOR SO LONG AND HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE, WORKERS, CONSUMERS, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER. >> NOW, THAT MAY BE TRUE, BUT YOU NOTED THERE, SHE SAID CANADA IS POLITE BUT HOCKEY IS THE NATIONAL SPORT, WHICH MEANS THERE WILL BE A LOT OF CHECKING INTO THE BOARDS ON BOTH SIDES AS THIS DISPUTE CONTINUES. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID LAST
WEK THERE WILL BE AN ANNOUNCED ON A TAX REFORM PLAN TOMORROW. HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW HIS PLAN COMPARES TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. AMONG G-7 COUNTRIES, THE U.S. HAS THE HIGHEST RATE, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY FRANCE AND ITALY. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS TAX CUTS WILL PAY FOR THEMSELVES BY SPURRING GROWTH. EXPERTS SAY THAT IS SHEER AND UTTER FANTASY. I WANT TO BRING IN THE VP FOR COMMUNICATIONS AT AMERICANS FOR TASK REFORM IN WASHINGTON.
SO GLAD TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY. SO YOU TELL ME, GETTING THIS ACTUALLY PAID FOR, WHICH MEANS ACTUALLY GETTING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, IS THAT FANTASY? >> NO, I THINK IT'S DOABLE. AS YOU TEE'D UP IN THE SEGMENT, THE UNITED STATES HAS A CORPORATE TAX CODE THAT HURTS WAGES, JOBS, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. WE'VE BEEN STUCK AT 35% FOR SEVERAL DECADES. WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD HAS CUT THEIR RATES, WE'VE REMAINED STAGNANT. THE EFFECT IS THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF NERVOUS CAPITAL ON THE SIDELINES, AND THERE'S A GREAT PENT-UP DEMAND FOR TAX REFORM TO HAPPEN. SO -- AND IT'S BEEN SO LONG,
IT'S BEEN 30 YEARS, AND TAX REFORM IS HARD, WHICH IS WHY IT'S SO RARE. TRUMP IS AT 15. HE'S BEEN AT 15 FOR A WHILE, SINCE THE CAMPAIGN. THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS, PAUL RYAN, THEY'RE AT 20. SO THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU BRIDGE THAT DIFFERENCE. THE KEY IS TO DRIVE THAT RATE DOWN AND UNLEASH GROWTH. THAT WILL THROW OFF A LOT MORE REVENUE FOR THE GOVERNMENT FOR PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. AND THE EUROPEAN AVERAGE AT 19% NOW, THE OECD AVERAGE IS AT 25. WE'RE AT 35. SO WE'VE GOT TO DRIVE THAT RATE DO YOU KNOW TO AT LEAST 20 TO BE
COMPETITIVE. >> I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO THE WEEDS OF THE IRS, BELIEVE ME, NOBODY WANTS TO GET INTO THE WEEDS OF THE IRS, BUT EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE EFFECTIVE RATE. WILL THIS ACTUALLY BE A CHANGE, WILL YOU START TO SEE MORE COMPANIES, MORE CASH COME ONSHORE? I KNOW YOU REACH OUT TO CONGRESS AND TO CORPORATIONS. WILL THAT BE EFFECTIVE AT 20 AS WELL AS AT 15? >> 20 SOLVES A GREAT PART OF THE PROBLEM. IF YOU CAN GET DOWN TO 15, EVEN MORE. BECAUSE COMPETITION IS GOING TO CONTINUE, TAX COMPETITION WILL CONTINUE, YOU KNOW, GOING FORWARD. THE OTHER PART OF THIS THAT WE
SHOULD MENTION IS THE UNITED STATES HAS A WORLDWIDE SYSTEM OF TAXATION, WHICH MEANS OUR COMPANIES ARE TAXED ANYWHERE THEY EARN MONEY. WE WANT TO MOVE TOWARD A TERRITORIAL SYSTEM, THERE'S AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE CONGRESS ON THAT, SO THAT CORPORATE INCOME IS ONLY TAXED IN OUR BORDERS. REPATRIATION COULD THROW OFF A LOT OF REVENUE. ONE EXPLOSIVE PRO-GROWTH PIECE OF THIS IS FULL BUSINESS EXPENSING. BOTH THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE AND THE CONGRESS AGREE TO MOVE TO FULL BUSINESS EXPENSING WHETHER YOU'RE A BIG COMPANY OR A SMALL BUSINESS. IF YOU BUY A MACHINE OR PIECE OF
EQUIPMENT, INSTEAD OF DEPRECIATING IT OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, YOU COULD IMMEDIATELY EXPENSE IT. THAT WOULD BE TREMENDOUSLY PRO GROWTH. >> UNDERSTOOD, AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COUNTING ON THE FACT THAT IT WILL BE PRO GROWTH AND GET THE UNITED STATES CLOSER TO THE 3 OR 4% GROWTH THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT CAN DO. HAVING SAID THAT, JOHN, WE'RE NOW IN APRIL.
ARE YOU GOING TO PUT YOUR MONEY ON THIS BEING DONE? I WON'T EVEN QUIBBLE WITH YOU ON THE PERCENTAGE, 15 OR 20, BEING DONE? AND HOW SOON DO YOU THINK IT CAN CAN GET DONE? >> I THINK IT WILL GET DONE, I THINK IT WILL BE DONE THIS YEAR. A KEY PART OF THIS IS HEALTH CARE, THEY GOT STALLED ON THAT. THE REASON THAT'S SIGNIFICANT IS IF THEY CAN GET THAT DONE EVENTUALLY BEFORE TAX REFORM HAPPENS, THERE IS A TRILLION DOLLARS OF TAXES IN OBAMACARE EVERY DECADE. IF THEY'RE ABLE TO REMOVE THAT,
THE STARTING POINT FOR TAX REFORM IS $1 TRILLION BETTER. IF THEY REPEALED IT, IT WOULD BE A $1 TRILLION TAX CUT. YOU'RE LOOKING AT A MUCH BETTER FISCAL SITUATION. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE'S SUCH A DEMAND FOR FUNDAMENTAL TAX REFORM, ON THE CORPORATE AND THE PERSONAL SIDE, THAT THIS WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR. IN 1986, IT WAS DECLARED DEAD A HUNDRED TIMES BEFORE IT WAS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT REAGAN. >> I LOST MY AT HEALTH CARE. I WANT TO GET BACK TO HOW YOU PAY FOR ALL THIS. WHAT POCKETS OF RESISTANCE DO YOU SEE? WILBUR ROSS SAID TODAY, DEFICITS
HAPPEN, BAD DEFICITS HAPPEN TO GOOD COUNTRIES. HE'S SAYING, LOOK, THIS MAY NOT BE A PROBLEM. DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? DO YOU THINK YOU SELL THAT AS A TAX REFORM ADVOCATE? >> WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, SPENDING RESTRAINT IS VERY IMPORTANT. THAT'S WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOING GOVERNMENT-WIDE REVIEW OF EVERYTHING. SO THAT'S IMPORTANT. ON THE DEFICIT SIDE, HOW MUCH? SO DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH GROWTH YOU CAN GET, AND REMEMBER, THE GOVERNMENT BEAN COUNTERS THAT
COME UP WITH THESE NUMBERS ALWAYS THE UNDERESTIMATE HOW MUCH GROWTH TAX REFORM PRODUCES. IN 2003, THEY UNDERESTIMATED BY A FULL TRILLION DOLLARS. I THINK THE MAIN GOAL HERE IS GROWTH. WE JUST NEED TO GET THIS DONE THIS YEAR. >> AND YOU'RE ON THE RECORD NOW AS SAYING THAT IT CAN GET DONE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHTS ON THIS. I KNOW YOU ARE REALLY PLUGGED IN THERE ON THE HILL AND OTHERWISE. WE WILL WAIT TO SEE THE SHOW THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUTS ON. >> IT COULD BE A FUN YEAR. >> ABSOLUTELY.
BUCKLE UP. THANKS, JOHN, APPRECIATE IT. >>> MARKETS SOARED ON TUESDAY ON THE RELEASE OF POSITIVE CORPORATE EARNINGS REPORTS, GROWING DESPITE NO TAX REFORM, AND GROWING ANTICIPATION FOR OF COURSE THAT TAX REFORM POLICY █W WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT. TODAY'S GAINS BUILD ON MONDAY'S RALLY AFTER EMMANUEL MACRON WON THE FIRST ROUND OF THE FRENCH ELECTION. THE DOW REGISTERED TRIPLE-DIGIT GAINS, ENDING THE DAY OVER 200 POINTS HIGHER. THE NASDAQ HIT A RECORD HIGH, CROSSING THE 6,000 MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME. PAUL LA MONICA JOINS US NOW.
I DON'T WANT TO SOUND BREATHLESS ABOUT THIS, IN THE SENSE THAT I STILL HEARD SO MUCH CAUTION. YOU AND I WERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, A LOT OF CAUTION FROM TRADERS AND PEOPLE POINTING OUT THE VOLUME ISN'T THERE YET. >> YEAH, I THINK THAT IS A LEGISLATE CONCERN, THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIGHER TRADING VOLUME TO JUSTIFY THIS MOVE HIGHER. BUT LET'S BE HONEST, A RALLY IS A RALLY AND THERE ARE SOME GOOD, FUNDAMENTAL REASONS FOR IT. IT'S NOT JUST ELECTION RESULTS IN FRANCE AND THE HOPE AND HYPE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. COMPANIES ARE ACTUALLY REPORTING
STRONG EARNINGS. WE'RE SEEING IT FROM CATERPILLAR, WE'RE SEEING IT FROM McDONALD'S. PEOPLE ARE BUYING THINGS. AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S BECAUSE OF PRESIDNT TRUMP OR NOT, I DON'T THINK IT REALLY MATTERS, AS LONG AS YOU SEE SALES AND PROFIT GROWTH, THAT'S WHAT USUALLY JUSTIFIES HIGHER PRICES, NOT POLITICS. >> YOU ALSO SEE THAT GROWTH HAPPENING WORLDWIDE, EUROPE STARTING TO SHOW SOME OF THAT SPARK. WE TALK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME IN TERMS OF WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN GET DONE AND WHAT THEY CAN'T. YOU JUST HEARD WHAT JOHN WAS
SAYING THERE. IF THAT PIECE COMES TOGETHER, IS IT GOING TO UNLEASH A LOT OF THAT MONEY, THAT MYSTERIOUS MONEY THAT EVERYBODY SAYS IS ON THE SIDELINES RIGHT NOW? >> THAT IS I THINK REALLY A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION. YOU LOOK AT COMPANIES LIKE APPLE, GOOGLE OWNER ALPHABET, MICROSOFT, ORACLE, CISCO. THEY ALL HAVE ABOUT 500 OR SO BILLION OF CASH SITTING OVERSEAS THAT'S JUST WAITING TO POTENTIALLY COME BACK IF YOU GET TAX REFORM. WILL THEY RAISE THEIR DIVIDEND, BUY BACK STOCK, THAT INVESTORS LIKE BUT MAY NOT HELP THE AVERAGE CONSUMER?
PERHAPS. BUT THEY MIGHT ALSO BUY MORE EQUIPMENT, HIRE MORE PEOPLE, BUY COMPANIES. AND THAT WOULD BE GOOD FOR AVERAGE CONSUMERS TOO. SO SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TAX REFORM AND REPATRIATION OF FOREIGN CASH AS LIKE A QE-4 FROM THE FED. THAT MIGHT BE OVERSTATING IT, BUT THERE'S LEGITIMATE REASON TO EXPECT THAT WILL FUTILITY MARKET EVEN HIGHER. >> WILBUR ROSS SAYS IT'S NOT A TRADE WAR, PRESIDENT TRUMP IT'S NOT A TRADE WAR. IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK -- >> YES RR, WE HAVE HAD ISSUES CANADIAN EXPORTS IN THE PAST. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME.
TO BE FAIR TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT'S NOT AS IF HE'S THE FIRST PERSON TO GO AFTER CANADA. >> HE IS THE FIRST PERSON TO MAKE A BIG ISSUE OF IT. I'M ASKING YOU, PAUL, HOW MUCH WOULD THAT RATTLE THE MARKET, WHEN YOU SEE A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING, YEAH, WE'RE TAKING ON ALL COMERS, AND IT'S NOT RHETORIC, WE'RE GOING TO PUT SOME MUSCLE BEHIND THAT. >> AMERICA FIRST BECOMES A PROBLEM IF IT WINDS UP BEING SO ISOLATIONIST THAT EVERY OTHER POCKET OF THE WORLD, CANADA, MEXICO, SHOULD BE OUR ALLIES, EUROPE, CHINA, IF EVERYONE SAYS, ALL RIGHT, ENOUGH OF THIS, YOU WANT AMERICA FIRST, THEN WE'LL SEE HOW I LIKE IT WHEN WE SELL
YOUR DEBT, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE COUNTER WITH TARIFFS OF OUR OWN, BECAUSE THEN IT MIGHT BE AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AS OPPOSED TO LEADING THE PACK. >> AND AMERICA HAS A LOT OF AMMUNITION, THEY'RE A MIGHTY ECONOMY, BUT THERE IS -- >> EVERYONE WOULD SUFFER. NO ONE WANTS THAT. THERE AREN'T ANY WINNERS, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT TRADE WARS, NOBODY WINS, NOT EVEN CHINA. >> PAUL, THANKS VERY MUCH. >> YOUR FORMER GUEST SAID, IT'S A GOOD YEAR. IT'S BEEN A GOOD YEAR ALREADY. >> AND AN INTERESTING ONE. THANKS, PAUL.
>>> JIMMY WALES IS DIGGING DEEP FOR THE TRUTH. THE FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA SAYS HE'S OUT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. HE'S FIGHTING FAKE NEWS, HE SAYS.


>>> THE FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA IS LAUNCHING A NEW WEBSITE WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ATTACKING FAKE NEWS. JIMMY WALES CLAIMS THE NEWS IS BROKEN AND HE CAN FIX IT. THE WEBSITE IS CALLED WIKI TRIBUNE. APPARENTLY IT AIMS TO OFFER FACTUAL, ACCURATE INFORMATION WITH REAL EVIDENCE. APPARENTLY THIS SCREEN DOESN'T WANT TO WORK FOR ME TODAY. LET'S TRY TO KEEP TAPPING AGAIN. OKAY. I'LL JUST TELL YOU HE WANTS TO HIRE A TEAM OF WRITERS WHO WILL BE CONTINUALLY FACT CHECKING, PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS. AS FOR PAYING FOR IT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE ADVERTS WILL KEEP POPPING UP, THOSE CLICK-CLICK BAITS WILL
NOT HAPPEN, IT WILL BE AD-FREE. IT WILL BE FUNDED BY DONATIONS. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT, HMM, THIS ISN'T SOUNDING SO RIGHT TO PE. I SPOKE TO JIMMY WALES ABOUT IT AND ASKED HIM HOW HE WAS GOING TO FIX THE PROBLEM OF FAKE NEWS. >> MY BELIEF IS THAT WE CAN BRING TOGETHER PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS, RESPONSIBLE, THOUGHTFUL COMMUNITY MEMBERS, TO REALLY DO SOMETHING NEW, DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH RESPECT TO REALLY DIGGING INTO THE FACTS, HAVING A DIFFERENT BUSINESS MODEL SO WE'RE NOT RUSHED BY DEADLINES, WE'RE NOT DRIVEN BY AD REVENUES, BUT YOU TO DIG DEEP AND TRY TO FIND THE TRUTH IN SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS. >> I GUESS IF WE'RE LOOKING, THOUGH, FOR A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, TO CALL IT SOMETHING, WHAT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT
ABOUT WHY YOU DECIDED TO PUT YOUR NAME AND WIKI'S NAME ON THIS? WHAT IS SO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT NEWS ORGANIZATIONS DO EACH AND EVERY HOUR? >> THIS IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PROJECT THAT I'M LAUNCHING MYSELF BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT. WE'VE NEVER SEEN A WEBSITE WHERE YOU HAVE TRADITIONAL PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS WORKING
SIDE BY SIDE AS EQUALS WITH THE COMMUNITY TO TRY TO IMPROVE THE STATE OF THE NEWS. I THINK THAT IS INNOVATIVE AND NEW. ALSO THAT WE'RE RUNNING BASED ON CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUBSCRIBERS, MONTHLY CONTRIBUTORS, RATHER THAN SEEKING AD REVENUE. I THINK THAT'S REALLY DIFFERENT AS WELL. >> IT'S ALMOST AS IF YOU HAVE EVERYONE WHO IS IN A COMPETITIVE MEDIUM SUSPICIOUS SOMEHOW, AS IF THEY'RE PUTTING OUT FAKE NEWS. >> I DON'T THINK SO.
I THINK THERE'S MANY FANTASTIC NEWS ORGANIZATIONS. IT'S BEEN EXCITING TO SEE IN THE LAST YEAR OR SO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WILLING TO PAY FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO QUALITY NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES HAS REALLY SKYROCKETED. I THINK THAT IS A POSITIVE SIGN, THAT THE PUBLIC IS REALLY READY TO SAY, HEY, ACTUALLY WE WANT QUALITY JOURNALISM, WE WANT REALLY SOLID INFORMATION. >> AND I GUESS MY POINT IS THAT SOME PEOPLE GO BACK TO THAT OLD ADAGE, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. YOUR MODEL IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. IF I TALK ABOUT IMPACT, WHEN YOU DECIDED YOU WERE GOING TO DO THIS, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE IMPACT IS GOING TO BE TO USE A
FRAME OF REFERENCE FOR THE NEXT ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES IN FOUR YEARS? >> WELL, I MEAN, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, NOT JUST FROM WIKI TRIBUNE BUT FROM THE BROADER MEDIA, IS TO REGAIN THE TRUST OF THE PUBLIC. THE LATEST TRUST BAROMETER SURVEY SHOWED THAT TRUST IN THE MEDIA HAS FALLEN DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF TRUST IN POLITICIANS, WHICH AS WE KNOW IS VERY, VERY LOW. I THINK THE MEDIA DESERVES TRUST. AND WE HAVE TO REALLY WORK HARD TO GET BACK TO TRUST. AND A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH GOING BACK TO OLD FASHIONED VALUES, THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. IT HAS TO GO WITH SHOWING YOUR
WORK, PROVE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. YOU DON'T PUBLISH ALL OF YOUR SOURCE MATERIALS ONLINE, TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS, EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THAT HEY, WE'RE NOT MAKING THIS STUFF UP, THIS IS ACTUALLY FACTS. THAT'S REALLY THE BEST APPROACH WE CAN TAKE. >> INTERESTING MEDIA VENTURE. WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH IT. WIKIPEDIA HAS ITS OWN PROBLEMS. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, WITH ITS OWN ACCURACY ONLINE. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
ONLINE. FOR MANY OF US, THE TERM SILICON VALLEY HAS COME TO EMBODY EVERYTHING RELATED TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. IN TODAY'S SEGMENT OF "MADE IN MALAYSIA," CNN'S RICHARD QUEST INTRODUCES US TO ENTREPRENEUR PATRICK GROVE TO HEAR ABOUT HOW HE'S TRANSFORMING MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT. >> Reporter: THIS IS PATRICK GROVE. OFFICIALLY HE'S THE FOUNDER OF A MALAYSIAN-BORN INTERNET CONGLOMERATE. IT HAS ALMOST A BILLION DOLLARS OF ASSETS. IN REALITY, AN INTERNET PIONEER. ONE OF ASIA'S PROLIFIC ENTREPRENEURS. >> THE ENTERTAINWE BELIEVE VALLEY DOESN'T HAVE THE MONOPOLY ON THE CREATION OR EXECUTION OF GREAT DIGITAL BUSINESSES. >> Reporter: PATRICK GROVE IS
MAKING A STATEMENT. HE WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT SOUTHEAST ASIA AND MALAYSIA IN PARTICULAR CAN BREED INNOVATION. AND THE MOST PUBLIC EXAMPLE IS IN THE CATCHA PORTFOLIO, AN ON-DEMAND VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE. >> THIS IS THE IFLIX PLAYGROUND. >> Reporter: YOU'RE WEARY OF BEING DESCRIBED AS AN ASIAN NETFLIX, WHEN YOU WILL SAY
THAT'S NOT TRUE. >> CORRECT. THAT'S NOT T MOST PEOPLE IN EMERGING MARKETS DON'T HAVE BIG SCREEN TVs NOTICEABLE LIVING ROOM. BUT THEY ALL HAVE A SMARTPHONE. AND IF THEY DON'T HAVE A SMARTPHONE, THEY'RE GOING TO GET ONE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. THE SMARTPHONE HAS BECOME THEY'RE PRIMARY ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE. WE'RE NOT REDEFINING TV. WE'RE REDEFINING MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT. >> Reporter: WHY DOES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? >> THE CONNECTIVITY SPEEDS ARE VERY DIFFERENT TO WHAT YOU WOULD TAKE FOR GRANTED IN THE FIRST
WORLD. WE NOW HAVE THE ABILITY TO DELIVER HIGH DEF ON A MOBILE AT COMPRESSION RATES AND SPEEDS THAT ARE AMAZINGLY LOW. >> Reporter: IN TWO YEARS, IFLIX HAS GAINED OVER 5 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN THE REGION, USUALLY CHARGING 2 OR $3 A MONTH. AND TRUE TO THEIR MOBILE FIRST
MODEL, YOU PAY THROUGH YOUR CELLPHONE BILL. INNOVATION AND MALAYSIA. GROVES HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN LAUNCHING WHAT'S APTLY CALLED INTERNET CITY, AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE A DEDICATED AREA PRIORITIZING INTERNET ENTREPRENEURS. SILICON VALLEY IS THE MODEL. >> IF YOU WIN, I'LL WEAR YOUR TIE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. >> Reporter: OH, GOD. MOST UNFAIR. THIS IS ALL VERY HIGH TECH. FOR ME THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM TO GO BACK TO BASICS. >> THAT'S AN ANTIQUE. THAT'S LIKE THREE YEARS OLD.
>> I WAS TEMPTED TO CALL RICHARD AN ANTIQUE. HOPEFULLY HE DIDN'T HEAR ME SAY THAT. >>> NEXT, BREXIT IS HANGING IN THE BALANCE AS THE UK PREPARES FOR A SNAP ELECTION. THE UK SAYS IT WILL GUARANTEE THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS LIVING NOW IN THE UK IF IT WINS THE JUNE VOTE.


>>> HELLO, I'M PAULA NEWTON AND THERE'S MORE "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" IN A MOMENT. >>> WHEN THE UK LABOR PART LAYS OUT ITS VISION FOR BREXIT. >>> AND DONALD TRUMP RESPONDS TO AUDIENCE JEERS. >>> CNN HAS OBTAINED A LETTER SHOWING THE WHITE HOUSE DECLINED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER THAT HAD BEEN REQUESTED BY A HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING MICHAEL FLYNN. A WHITE HOUSE AIDE IS DISPUTING THAT, SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE COULD NOT PROVIDE DOCUMENTS THEY DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO. >>> EIGHT PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN BRAZIL TUESDAY IN WHAT POLICE CALL THE ROBBERY OF THE CENTURY. IT HAPPENED MONDAY IN PARAGUAY.
ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ARMED WITH WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES, AND ROAD SPIKES STORMED A PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM AND STOLE A MILLION DOLLARS FROM SEVERAL VAULTS. THREE SUSPECTS AND A POLICE OFFICER WERE KILLED DURING THAT SHOOTOUT. >>> IN FRANCE, THE TWO REMAINING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE RAMBLING UP THEIR CAMPAIGNS AHEAD OF THE MAY 7th RUNOFF. MARINE LE PEN VISITED A FOOD MARKET IN PARIS. EMMANUEL MACRON HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR ACTING AS IF HE HE'S WON THE THING, BUT HE SAYS HE'S TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED.
>>> THE UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER WHEN HIS LAWYER ARE DESCRIBING WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS REMOVED FROM A FLIGHT. AN ATTORNEY CALLS THE REPORT THAT HE WAS VIOLENT AND COMBATIVE "UTTER NONSENSE."


>>> IN THE UK, THE LABOR PARTY IS PROMISING A NEW BREXIT STRATEGY IF IT WINS JUNE'S SNAP ELECTION. NO, IT STILL WILL GO ON WITH BREXIT. THE PARTY SAYS, THOUGH, IT WILL DITCH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY'S PLAN FOR A HARD BREXIT. INSTEAD IT WOULD GUARANTEE THOSE FROM THE EU LIVING IN BRITAIN THE RIGHT TO REMAIN AND WOULD BE OPEN TO RETAINING THE BENEFITS OF THAT SINGLE MARKET. MRS. MAY HAS SAID SHE WANTS A CLEAN BREAK FROM THE EU. OUR GUEST IS A LABOR MP, ONE OF THE FEW FROM HER PARTY TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT BREXIT. WE HAVE TO SAY, WHILE YOU MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FEW FROM YOUR PARTY, MANY, MANY, MANY LABOR
SUPPORTERS, A VAST MAJORITY OF LABOR SUPPORTERS VOTED FOR BREXIT, RIGHT? SO -- GO AHEAD. >> YEAH, I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT THERE WEREN'T MANY MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WHO SUPPORTED BREXIT. BUT IN THE COUNTRY, THERE WERE A LOT OF LABOR SUPPORTERS. >> MY POINT TO YOU IS I WOULD VENTURE TO GUESS THAT WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN, YOU'RE ON THE DOORSTEP, THOSE LABOR SUPPORTERS, YOU SAY, NO, WE DID NOT VOTE FOR SOFT BREXIT OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE CAPITULATING TO THE EU, WE VOTED FOR A CLEAN BREAK. HOW DO THOSE LABOR PROPOSALS REPRESENT A CLEAN BREAK? >> I THINK OUR SPOKESMAN TODAY
HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB IN REALLY DOING SOMETHING THAT CAN UNITE OUR PARTY. THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THE LABOR PARTY WAS SPLIT ON THE ISSUE OF LEAVING THE EU. WE HAD MANY PEOPLE IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY WHO WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF LEAVING. AND YET IN LONDON, MANY PEOPLE WANTING TO STAY, EVEN IN MY OWN CONSTITUENCY THERE WERE A MAJORITY WHO WANTED TO REMAIN. I THINK WHAT HE'S COME UP TODAY WITH IS A VERY CLEAR VIEW, PARTICULARLY ON EU CITIZENS. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE FELT VERY STRONGLY ABOUT. BUT IT WASN'T FELT APPROPRIATE TO PUT THAT INTO THE LEGISLATION
TO TRIGGER THE ARTICLE THAT WAS GOING TO ALLOW THE NEGOTIATIONS TO START. SO I THINK THERE WILL BE AN ACCEPTANCE. I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT LABOR HAS NOT FOLLOWED THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN SAYING THAT WE WANT ANOTHER REFERENDUM. WE ACCEPT THE VERDICT OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE THAT WE'RE GOING TO LEAD, AND NOW IT'S ABOUT WHAT COUNTRY WE WANT THE UNITED KINGDOM TO BE WHEN WE DO LEAVE. AND OUR VISION OF LABOR VALUES AND EMPHASIS ON TRADE UNION RIGHTS AND SOCIAL
RESPONSIBILITIES. THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT DISTINGUISH THE LABOR PARTY FROM THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY WHO ARE IN GOVERNMENT AT THE MOMENT. >> AGAIN, HOW DO YOU KNOW? BECAUSE THE POLLS SHOW OTHERWISE, THAT YOUR SUPPORTERS ACTUALLY DON'T WANT THAT, THAT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS STAYING IN THE EU. AND MORE TO THE POINT, IF YOU'RE ALREADY SAYING THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO GIVE THOSE EU CITIZENS THE RIGHT OF RESIDENCE AND RESIDENCY IN THE UK, ARE YOU GIVING UP THAT AS A BARGAINING CHIP? >> THERE'S A VERY CLEAR VIEW
THAT OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR BRITISH CITIZENS WHO ARE LIVING IN THE OTHER 27 EU COUNTRIES. BUT I THINK BY WHAT OUR SPOKESMAN WAS SAYING TODAY AND WHAT WE'RE SAYING WILL BE IN OUR MANIFESTO IS OF COURSE A KIND OF MORAL -- SOMETHING THAT'S MORALLY RIGHT. AND ARE WE REALLY GOING TO SEE THOSE OTHER DEMOCRATIC EU COUNTRIES ACTUALLY TURNING AROUND AND SAYING, WELL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET YOUR CITIZENS STAY HERE? THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT BUT WE ALL KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE SETTLED.
I WOULD SAY THAT THERE ARE -- THE THING ABOUT THESE HARD AND SOFT BREXITS, THE WORDS, THEY WERE REALLY BROUGHT UP BY THE MEDIA, I HAVE TO SAY. PEOPLE WHO VOTED TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION KNEW THAT THAT MEANT THEY COULDN'T BE MEMBERS OF THE SINGLE MARKET. BUT WHAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO IS TO HAVE AS MUCH ACCESS TO THAT SINGLE MARKET AS POSSIBLE, BECAUSE THAT'S ALSO IN THE INTERESTS OF THE OTHER EU COUNTRIES. >> BUT I THINK LABOR SUPPORTERS WOULD AGREE THEY WANT THE ACCESS, THEY DON'T WANT THE STRINGS ATTACHED TO THAT ACCESS. OBVIOUSLY IF --
>> NO -- >> -- IF WE COULD HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO, WE WOULD. THAT'S NOT THE WAY THE NEGOTIATION WILL GO DOWN. >> WE DON'T KNOW BECAUSE IT HASN'T ACTUALLY STARTED. YOU'RE RIGHT IN THE SENSE THAT IF YOU WERE A FULL MEMBER OF THE SINGLE MARKET, YOU WOULD HAVE TO ACCEPT FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS CLEAR IN THE REFERENDUM, THAT WE WANTED TO HAVE CONTROL, NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE WE WANTED TO STOP PEOPLE COMING TO THE UK OR TO EVEN REDUCE THE NUMBERS THAT ARE COMING, BUT TO HAVE THE CONTROL OF WHO WAS COMING. SO HAVING ACCESS TO THE SINGLE MARKET, YOU KNOW, GERMANY AND MANY OF THE OTHER EU COUNTRIES SELL SO MUCH TO US AS WELL, THEY
WANT A RELATIONSHIP. THERE'S NO REASON, HONESTLY, THERE REALLY ISN'T A REASON WHY WITH GOODWILL WE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET A GOOD DEAL THAT'S GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION. BECAUSE WE'LL CONTINUE TO BE FRIEND WITH THE REST OF THE EU AND WE HOPE THEY WILL WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH US. >> IT'S ALL TRUE, OF COURSE, BUT ALSO THE EU SAYING THE DEAL CAN'T BE THAT GOOD OR WE MIGHT HAVE MORE PEOPLE LEAVING. I HAVE TO LEAVE IT THERE.
>> THAT'S TRUE, I THINK THEY'RE WORRIED, THE EU IS WORRIED IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE FUNDAMENTALLY. >> WE ALL AWAIT THE VERDICT OF THE ELECTION IN JUNE. THANK YOU. >>> BOOS IN BERLIN. IVANKA TRUMP GETS A CHILLY RECEPTION WHILE DEFENDING HER FATHER, NE


>>> IVANKA TRUMP SPENT THE DAY WITH THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN LEADER. ANGELA MERKEL WELCOMED THE U.S.'S FIRST DAUGHTER IN BERLIN FOR AN EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT. BUT THE FEELING FROM THE CROWD LET'S JUST SAY WASN'T WARM AND FUZZY. SHE WAS FORCED TO DEFEND HER FATHER ON WOMEN'S ISSUES. >> HE ENABLES WOMEN IN THE NEW REALITY. I CERTAINLY HEARD THE CRITICISM FROM THE MEDIA. >> KATE BENNETT IS IN BERLIN FOR US. I HAVE TO SAY, IT IS A DIFFICULT THING TO KEEP COMPOSED THERE, YOU'RE DEFENDING YOUR FATHER AND IT HAPPENS TO BE THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU ALSO WORK FOR HIM. SHE DEFINITELY MAINTAINED HER COMPOSURE. WHAT'S AT WORK THERE, AND IS SHE READY FOR ALL THIS? IT'S GOING TO BE AT LEAST FOUR YEARS OF THIS. >> Reporter: I MEAN, TODAY WAS AN INTERESTING TEST. THIS WAS HER FIRST REAL APPEARANCE ON A GLOBAL STAGE. SHE WAS AT A PANEL AT A WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT WITH THE G-20 COUNTRIES. SHE WAS ONSTAGE WITH ANGELA MERKEL, WITH CHRISTINE LEGARDE OF THE IMF. THIS IS A FORMIDABLE PANEL, THAT IS SORT OF A BEGINNER TRIAL BY
FIRE TO GET HER TOE WET IN THIS GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE. SHE WAS PREPARED. SHE DISCUSSED THE CAUSE APPARENTLY CLOSEST TO HER HEART WHICH IS WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT, WOMEN WORKING, HOW TO SUPPORT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS, ET CETERA. YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT, IN THIS ONE MOMENT WHEN SHE MENTIONED HOW HER FATHER IS A CHAMPION OF AMERICAN FAMILIES, THAT'S WHEN THE CROWD SORT OF TURNED, THEY STARTED TO HISS A LITTLE BIT AND DO SOME BOOING. THE MODERATOR SAID, HEY, LET'S ADDRESS THIS. THIS COULD BE AN EXAMPLE OR HINT ABOUT WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE AS SHE BECOMES A REAL VITAL COMPONENT TO HER FATHER'S ADMINISTRATION AND A SURROGATE FOR HIM ABROAD. >> SO HOW EFFECTIVE CAN SHE BE
WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT WE HEARD IN BERLIN IS ECHOED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, YOU KNOW, AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING SO QUITE LOUDLY. >> Reporter: WELL, I THINK SHE'S VERY FOCUSED, RIGHT, IVANKA TRUMP IS ONE OF THE MOST THOUGHTFUL MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP FAMILY WRIT LARGE. HER WAY, HER MANNERISMS OF DEALING WITH THINGS, ESPECIALLY CONTROVERSY, VARY VASTLY FROM HER FATHER'S. SHE'S VERY MEASURED, SHE'S VERY CONTROLLED, SHE'S VERY
THOUGHTFUL ABOUT WHAT SHE SAYS. LISTEN, THE TASK IS ON HER TO TRY TO PUSH FORWARD HER FATHER'S AGENDA THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IT LOOKS LIKE, AND NOT JUST SORT OF STAY BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND BE HIS WHISPERER, AS SHE WAS CALLED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A BERLIN NEWSPAPER. BUT NOW SHE HAS A REAL JOB INSIDE THE WEST WING, OFFICIALLY A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE ALTHOUGH NOT TAKING A SALARY. SHE IS ONE OF HER FATHER'S TOP ADVISERS. TIME WILL TELL. SHE SAID TODAY, LOOK, I'M NEW AT THIS ROLE TOO. SHE WAS ASKED TO DEFINE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS SHE DOES, SHE SAID, I'M NEW AT THIS, THIS IS UNFAMILIAR TURF FOR ME AS WELL. I THINK SHE'S ASKING FOR LEEWAY
AS THIS UNPRECEDENTED ROLE UNFOLDS. >> SOME WOULD SAY THERE ARE OTHER MORE QUALIFIED WOMEN WHO COULD DO IT WITHOUT LEEWAY. THANK YOU, KATE. >>> THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS WILLING TO WAIT UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR OR, WAIT FOR IT, 2018. MR. TRUMP SPOKE A SHORT TIME AGO. >> THE WALL IS GOING TO GET BUILT, FOLKS. IN CASE ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTION, THE WALL IS GOING TO GET BUILT. THE WALL IS GOING TO STOP DRUGS
AND IT'S GOING TO STOP A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM COMING IN THAT SHOULDN'T BE HERE AND IT'S GOING TO HAVE A HUGE EFFECT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING WHICH IS A TREMENDOUS PROBLEM IN THIS WORLD. >> ALL RIGHT. CNN POLITICAL DIRECTOR DAVID CHALIAN IS LIVE FOR US IN WASHINGTON. LOOK, 100 DAYS ON SATURDAY, RIGHT? >> MM-HMM. >> THAT'S WHAT ALL OF THIS IS ABOUT. LET'S GET FIRST TO THE WHOLE ISSUE OF THE WALL, YOU KNOW HOW THAT PLAYS TO HIS BASE, YOU TELL ME THAT ALL THE TIME. >> I DO. >> HOW MUCH OF A COMPROMISE WAS THIS? >> LET'S SEE WHERE IT ENDS UP.
WE DON'T HAVE A CLEAR SENSE WHERE IT'S GOING. WHAT HAPPENED HERE WAS, HE MENTIONED, AS YOU JUST SAID, TO CONSERVATIVE MEDIA LAST NIGHT IN THE WHITE HOUSE INITIALLY, SAYING, YOU KNOW, MAYBE I CAN'T GET IT IN THIS YEAR'S FUNDING BILL OR THE REMAINING PART OF THIS BILL, WE'LL GET IT IN NEXT YEAR'S FUNDING BILL, SO IT WILL BE A FIGHT IN THE FALL. HIS AIDES GO OUT AND START TALKING TO REPORTERS AND SAYING, WE'RE NOT GOING TO SHUT DOWN THE
GOVERNMENT OVER THIS, WE'LL GET BORDER SECURITY MONEY, MAYBE NOT WALL MONEY PER SE, WE'LL MOVE ON AND HAVE THIS FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. ALL THE NEWS COVERAGE DONALD TRUMP WAKES UP TO IS "TRUMP CAVES ON WALL PROMISE." HE COULD NOT STOMACH THAT. HE CAME BACK OUT TODAY AND SAID, NO, NO, I WANT WALL MONEY IN THIS BILL. NOW HE'S GOING TO COMPLICATE NEGOTIATIONS AGAIN. NOBODY IS SUGGESTING THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHUT DOWN IN THE UNITED STATES OVER THIS. BUT THEY'LL NOW HAVE TO FIND IN THE NEXT 48, 72 HOURS SOME SORT OF FIG LEAF THIS PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS WILL SAVE FACE. THIS WILL BE THE FIGHT, OVER FUNDING THE WALL, WHICH AS YOU
KNOW HE SAYS MEXICO IS STILL GOING TO PAY FOR BUT AMERICANS WILL HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL FIRST. >> MAYBE SOMEHOW HE CAN GET CANADA TO PAY FOR IT, HE SEEMS TO BE TAKING A LOT OF SHOTS AT THEM. WILBUR ROSS SAYS WE'RE NOT IN A TRADE WAR WITH CANADA. THIS FIGHT OVER SOFTWOOD LUMBER DUTIES IS NOT AS OLD AS ME, BUT ALMOST. CANADA CAN TAKE IT, CANADA IS GOING TO BE LIKE, OKAY, WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING. >> YOU REMEMBER HIM ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, TRADE WAS THE
CRUX OF THE CASE HE WAS MAKING TO WHITE WORKING CLASS VOTERS ACROSS THE MIDWEST IN THIS COUNTRY AND WHY HE HAD THESE VICTORIES IN PLACES THAT WERE UNEXPECTED, LIKE PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN, BECAUSE HE WAS SAYING, THE TRADE THAT THE U.S. HAS BEEN DOING, SPECIFICALLY LET'S SAY NAFTA WITH CANADA AND MEXICO, HAS BEEN HURTING YOUR PAYCHECK, YOUR JOBS ARE BEING AFFECTED, YOUR COMMUNITIES ARE BEING AFFECTED, WE'RE GOING TO GET BETTER DEALS. THAT'S WHAT HE'S PROMISING. THAT'S WHY I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT CANADA EXPECTED TOUGH TALK ON THIS FROM TE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. >> AND THE POINT, THOUGH, IS MOVING BEYOND THE TOUGH TALK, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT, LOOK, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN,
PENNSYLVANIA, WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON? HE DIDN'T TAKE THEM BY TOO MUCH. >> THOSE WERE THE STATES THAT PUT HIM OVER THE TOP, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. HE CLEARLY WANTS TO SHOW THAT EVEN IF HE CAN'T SAY I'VE DELIVERED, LET ME GO TO THE ROSE GARDEN AND CHECK MY CHECKLIST FOR THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS, WHEN HE CAN SHOW HIS CORE SUPPORTERS THAT POLLS SHOW IS STILL WITH HIM, THAT HE'S FIGHTING FOR THEM, HE'S MAKING THE EFFORT. >> FEEL FREE TO DETOUR THIS CONVERSATION IF YOU THINK --
LOOK, I WAS AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE TODAY, EVERYBODY IS TALKING FAX REFORM, EVERYBODY IS TALKING CORPORATE TAX RATE. THIS IS A REAL THING, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GET THAT COMPOUND GROWTH AND STEVEN MNUCHIN CAN COME OUT AND SAY, I TOLD YOU SO, ITS FUZZY MATH. >> DID THE FOLKS YOU TALKED TO THINK WE COULD GET A CORPORATE TAX RATE? >> YES, BUT I THINK THEY BELIEVE IN THE TOOTH FAIRY. >> HERE IS THE DEAL. THIS IS WHAT I FIND SO COMPLICATING. HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT BOTH HIS OWN PARTY AND THE DEMOCRATS ON THIS. THAT'S NEVER A GOOD PLACE TO
START. BUT THE IDEA OF GETTING THE CORPORATE TAX RATE DOWN TO 15% IS GOING TO BLOW A HUGE HOLE IN THE DEFICIT. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THAT. SPEAKER RYAN DOES CARE ABOUT THAT. THAT'S THE BATTLE WITH THE REPUBLICANS. NOW, SORRY TO USE THIS NOTICED TERM HERE, BUT THROUGH THE PROCESS BY WHICH THAT THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO DO TAX REFORM IS CALLED RECONCILIATION, YOU MAY RECALL THAT FROM TALKING ABOUT HEALTH CARE, IT'S SPECIFC BUDGET RULES.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN'T DO THROUGH RECONCILIATION? HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S NOT REVENUE NEUTRAL. IF THEY'RE GOING TO BLOW A HOLE IN THE DEFICIT, THEY NEED 60 VOTES, NOT 51. WHERE ARE EIGHT DEMOCRATS COMING TO VOTE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP? >> NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, MAYBE IN CANADA. YOU OF LAID IT YOU LAID IT OUT WELL, HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. YOU'RE COMING BACK, DAVID. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS NORTH KOREA NEEDS TO BEHAVE. NORTH KOREA SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY. THE MILITARY STAGED A LARGE SCALE ARTILLERY DRILL TO MARK THE FOUNDING OF THE COUNTRY'S
ARMY. NO WORD WHAT KIND OF WEAPONS WERE USED. THE SHOW OF FORCE COINCIDES WITH JOINT EXERCISES HELD BY THE U.S. AND THE SOUTH KOREAN MILITARIES. CNN'S WILL RIPLEY IS THERE AND JOINS US ME LIVE. WILL, GOING BACK TO WHAT'S BEEN ON DISPLAY HERE, MORE SABER-RATTLING FROM NORTH KOREA. BUT HOW MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT IS IT, THE FACT THAT THEY HAD THIS ARTILLERY DRILL. IN ORDER TO CAUSE HARM, WE DON'T NEED TO USE ANY KIND OF NUCLEAR WEAPON. >> Reporter: A LOT OF ANALYSTS BELIEVE IN THE SHORT TERM NORTH KOREA'S CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS SUCH AS THE LONG RANGE ARTILLERY THEY WERE TESTING NOT TOO FAR FROM THE DMZ, THAT DIVIDING LINE
BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA, THESE WEAPONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DO MORE HARM, DO MORE DAMAGE, NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE A GREATER THREAT OF COURSE IN THE LONG TERM. THOSE WEAPONS ARE STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT. WE COULD LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPECIFIC KINDS OF ARTILLERY WHEN NORTH KOREAN STATE MEDIA WE WHICH WILL RELEASE IMAGES OF THE ARTILLERY DRILL. SOUTH KOREAN INTELLIGENCE SAYS
THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF NORTH KOREAN SOLDIERS INVOLVED. THEY BELIEVE NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN WAS OVERSEEING THIS AS WELL, WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE MAJOR ARMY DAY, THE 85th ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY. >> WILL, YOU WERE THERE A LITTLE WHILE AGO. NOW YOU'RE BACK. IN TERMS OF WHAT NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS ARE TELLING YOU BEHIND THE SCENES, HOW DID THEY VIEW THIS WHOLE SITUATION WITH THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: THE TONE THAT I ALWAYS HEAR IN PYONGYANG IS ONE OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR LEADER'S DIRECTION.
I'VE ASKED REPEATEDLY IF PEOPLE FEEL THAT NORTH KOREA IS HEADED DOWN A DANGEROUS PATH AND THEY SAY THAT'S A RIDICULOUS. GRANTED, THIS IS AN AUTHORITARIAN COUNTRY THAT OPPOSES CRITICAL VOICES. PEOPLE WERE OUT DANCING, CELEBRATING ARMY DAY, SOLDIERS IN UNIFORM WERE SMILING AND RELAXED AND SEEMING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. IF YOU TALK ABOUT THE HEIGHTENED TENSIONS, EVERYBODY SAYS, BECAUSE KEEP IN MIND NOT ONLY ARE THERE A MILLION IN THE STANDING ARMY IN NORTH KOREA BUT THERE ARE 6 OF MILLION IN RESERVES IN PARAMILITARY, THEY SAY THEY WILL GO TO BATTLE TODAY IF THEY NEED TO, IF THEY'RE
CALLED TO DUTY BY THEIR LEADER. >> AND IT'S WHAT MAKES THIS ENTIRE SITUATION SO COMPLICATED. OUR WILL RIPLEY IN PYONGYANG FOR US, WE APPRECIATE IT. >>> UP NEXT, ROW UPON ROW OF CLOTHES AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A MASSIVE SECONDHAND MARKET IN NIGERIA. WHERE THE GARMENTS COME FROM MIGHT SURPRISE YOU. STAY WITH US AS WE FOCUS ON NIGERIA.


>>> NIGERIA IS AN OIL-RICH COUNTRY. IT IS TRYING TO PULL ITSELF OUT OF RECESSION. THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS FLOCK TO A MASSIVE SECOND-HAND CLOTHING MARKET WHERE THE COUNTRY'S ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, YOU CAN SEE IT NOW, IS ALIVE AND WELL. ELENI GIOKOS TAKES A FIRSTHAND LOOK. >> Reporter: THIS IS WHERE THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS GO EACH DAY IN HOPES OF FINDING A BARGAIN. BALES UPON BALES OF SECONDHAND CLOTHING ARE DELIVERED TO THIS MARKET FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. MANY OF THESE GARMENTS WERE DONATED TO CHARITIES AND SHIPPED OVERSEAS IN MASSIVE CONTAINERS. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY ENOUGH, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR PICK OF HIGH END BRANDS. WHERE ARE THESE CLOTHES FROM, DO YOU KNOW?
>> FROM LONDON. >> Reporter: THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THIS MARKET IS STAGGERING. BLOCK AFTER BLACKOCK, STALL AF STALL, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. AND DESPITE THE FIERCE COMPETITION FROM FELLOW MERCHANTS TRYING TO CATCH THE ATTENTION OF SHOPPERS, THEY INSIST THEY MAKE A GOOD LIVING. HOW'S BUSINESS, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. >> Reporter: ARE YOU MAKING MONEY, ARE YOU GOOD? >> YES, MAKING MONEY.
>> Reporter: TRADERS HERE TOLD US THEIR PROFIT MARGINS ARE AS HIGH AS 50%, DEPENDING ON THE QUALITY, GRADE, AND POINT OF ORIGIN. I AM EVEN WITH A MARKUP, NIGERIANS SAY IT'S A GREAT DEAL. WHY DO YOU PREFER THIS CLOTHING? >> CHEAPER. >> Reporter: WHY DO THEY COME HERE, BECAUSE OF QUALITY OR FASHION? THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY SUCH MARKETS ACROSS NIGERIA. THE FEAR IS THEY DECREASE DEMAND FOR LOCALLY MANUFACTURED CLOTHING. BUT FOR THE NIGERIANS WHO COME HERE -- >> WHY DO YOU COME HERE? >> I WANT TO LOOK FINE.
>> Reporter: THESE HAND ME DOWN CLOTHES ARE TRULY THE PINNACLE OF STYLE. ELENI GIOKOS, CNNMONEY, NIGERIA. >>> THIS WEEK WE'LL BE LIVE FROM NIGERIA. RICHARD QUEST WILL SPEAK TO BUSINESS LEADERS TO HEAR WHAT'S NEXT FOR NIGERIA IN THE RACE TO BE AFRICA'S MOST DYNAMIC ECONOMY. >>> IF YOU MISSED ANY OF TONIGHT'S "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS," YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SHOW AS A PODCAST, AVAILABLE FROM ALL THE MAIN PROVIDERS, OR LISTEN TO IT AT CNN.COM/PODCAST. I'M PAULA NEWTON IN NEW YORK.
THE NEWS CONTINUES RIGHT HERE ON CNN.


>>> A SHOW OF FORCE. NORTH KOREA HONORS THEIR MILITARY AS THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO HOST A MEETING WITH ALL 100 SENATORS. >> AND WHAT DO THEY SAY IN THE U.S. INVESTIGATION OF THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER? >> IVANKA TRUMP BOOED. SHE GETS A CHILLY RECEPTION IN GERMANY. THANKS FOR BEING US WITH, EVERYONE. >> THIS IS "CNN TODAY." >>> WELCOME EVERYONE. A RARE MEETING ON THE NORTH KOREAN THREAT. >> AND THE ENTIRE U.S. SENATE IS BEING SUMMONED TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A BRIEFING AND STRATEGY SESSION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND PENTAGON CHIEF WITH THE RISKS. THIS CONFERENCE COMES AS NORTH KOREA MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ARMY WITH THE RALLY, A PARADE AND A BIG DISPLAY OF ARTILLERY POWER. >> RIGHT ON THE NORTH'S DOORSTEP. JOINT DRILLS ABOUT IT U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN IN THE YELLOW SEA WHICH ALWAYS ANGERS PYONGYANG AND THIS ISN'T LIKELY TO GO OVER WELL EITHER. AND A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE IN SOUTH KOREA. THEY CAN HOLD 150 CRUISE MISSILES, THE SAME THEY FIRED AT SYRIA A FEW WEEKS AGO. >> LET'S BRING IN WILL RIPPLEY NOW. HE IS LIVE IN THE NORTH COP
TALL. SO OBVIOUSLY AS THE TENSIONS BUILDING OUTSIDE NORTH KOREA'S BORDERS THERE, THERE WERE CELEBRATIONS WITHIN THE CAPITAL. >> THERE WERE. AND WE DIDN'T SEE THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN. WE TAENLDED DANCING IN THE STREETS OF PYONGYANG. NO SIGN OF THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER. WE EXPECT THAT IS BECAUSE HE IS PRI SIDING OVER THIS LONG RANGE ARTILLERY EXERCISE. WE EXPECT NORTH KOREAN STATE MEDIA TO RELEASE IMAGES OF THE EXERCISE AT HAD SOME POINT TODAY. ONE OF THE LARGEST STANDING ARMIES IN THE WORLD. WE ALMOST NEVER SEE THIS SIDE OF
NORTH KOREA'S MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM. >> THERE IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN NORTH KOREA. CITIZENS ARE ENJOYING A RARE DAY OFF. AS YOU OFTEN SEE ON DAYS LIKE THIS, LOTS OF DANCING IN THE STREETS.
CAREFULLY CHOREOGRAPHED DISPLAY OF NATIONAL PRIDE. NORTH KOREA CALL IT SINGLE HEARTED UNITY. A VERY DIFFERENT DEMONSTRATION ON NORTH CORE EASE'S EAST COAST. KIM JONG-UN SHOWING FORCE WITH WHAT SOUTH KOREA CALLS A LARGE-SCALE ARTILLERY DRILL, LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER THIS MASSIVE MILITARY PARADE AND A FAILED MISSILE LAUNCH. ANALYSTS SAY THE NEW NORTH KOREAN MISSILES COULD SOME DAYCARY NUCLEAR WARHEADS TO THE MAIN LAND U.S. >> OUR NATION FACES SERIOUS -- >> A GROSS ARSENAL THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED A GRAVE THREAT TO THE WORLD. HE IS PUSHING THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO PUNISH NORTH KOREA FOR DEVELOPING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THAT VIOLATE U.N.
RESOLUTIONS. IN THE OWN SHOW OF FORCE, THE U.S. DEPLOYED A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE TO SOUTH KOREA AS THE U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN CONDUCTED JOINT NAVAL DRILLS MONDAY. ALL THIS AS THE USS CARL VINCENT MOVES CLOSER TO THE WATERS OFF THE KOREAN PENINSULA. THE APPROACHING U.S. WARSHIPS CONJURE MEMORIES FOR THIS NORTH KOREAN VETERAN, SENIOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL IL SPEAKS TO ME IN FRONT THE USS PUEBLO ASHGS A SPY SHIP NORTH KOREA CAPTURED IN 1968.
>> Translator: IT REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER BOAT TRAVELING NEAR THE KOREAN WATERS. THE CARL VINCENT AIRCRAFT CARRIER. WE ARE NOT AFRAID. JUST LIKE WE CAPTURED THIS WE CAN SINK THAT AIRCRAFT CARRIER. IT'S A THREAT MADE BY NORTH KOREAN STATE MEDIA PROMPTING THOEM WARN THEM TO STOP PROVOKING THE U.S. ARE NORTH CORE EVENS WORRIED YOU MAY BE HEADING TOWARDS WAR WITH THE SNUTS IT'S A GRIEVE SITUATION, HE SAYS, BUT WE'RE
READY TO COUNTER THE AMERICAN THREAT WITH AN ALL OUT WAR AND NUCLEAR ATTACK. >> IN THIS MILITARY TARIZED FWHAGS, CIVILIANS ARE TOLD THEY MAY HAVE PICK UP ARMS, EVEN ON DAYS OF CELEBRATION. CITIZENS SAY WAR WITH THE U.S. IS ALWAYS LOOMING ON THE HORIZON. >> AND WHILE THAT PIECE WAS ROLLING, MICHAEL, I RECEIVED THIS. IT'S A STATEMENT FROM THE NORTH KOREAN PERMANENT MISSION TO THE U.N. BASICALLY MORE INCENDIARY RHETORIC. THERE IS ONE LINE HERE IT SEDZ THERE IS A SAYING THAT THOSE WHO ARE FONLD OF PLAYING WITH FIRE ARE DESTINED TO PAETSCHISH IN THE FLAPZ.
THE SAP CAN BE SAID OF THE U.S. CAN YOU SEE NORTH KOREA CERTAINLY NOT BACKING DOWN DESPITE THE MOUNTING INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE TO EASE OFF THE RED RIGS AND THE PROVOCATIVE BEHAVIOR. >> YOU, WILL, HAVE BEEN THERE A DOZEN TIMES. A QUESTION FOR YOU WOULD BE HOW DO YOU INTERPRET THE RHETORIC AT THE MOMENT? IS IT RHETORIC AS USUAL OR A LITTLE MORE BELLA KOEZ THAN IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST? >> CERTAINLY TENSIONS ARE HIGHER THAN I'VE EXPERIENCED IN 12 TRIPS TO THIS COUNTRY.
HOWEVER, WE HAVE HEARD THIS KIND OF RHETORIC FROM NORTH KOREA BEFORE. THEY HAVE THREATENED TO, YOU KNOW, CONDUCT NUCLEAR ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES, TO BURN DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW. WHAT HAS BEEN NEW, THE UNKNOWN IS HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD RESPOND. IT SEEMS AS IF AT THE MOMENT AT LEAST WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOING IS, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE DEPLOYING THE MILITARY ASSETS OFF THE KOREAN PEN INS PENINSULA, YES. THEY'RE TRYING TO GET CHINA TO
TURN ON THE ECONOMIC PRESSURE TO NORTH KOREA BECAUSE CHINA DOES HAVE A LOT OF ECONOMIC LEVERAGE. THEY COULD CUT OFF THE OIL SUPPLY AT THIS COUNTRY. WE WERE AT A SUPERMARKET WHERE MANUFACTURE THE PRODUCTS CAME FROM CHINA. THERE ARE A LOT OF ELECTRONICS MADE IN CHINA. CARS, THAT SORT OF THING. SO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEEMS TO BE SEEKING OTHER MEANS ASIDE FROM PROVOCATIVE MILITARY ACTION. BUT THE FACT THAT THERE'S THAT SUBMARINE THAT COULD CARRY DOZENS OF -- OR EVEN MORE THAN 100 CRUISE MISSILES, CERTAINLY NOT LOST ON THE NORTH KOREANS. AND WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS HOW
THE U.S. WOULD RESPOND IF NORTH KOREA DOES GO FORWARD WITH THIS SIXTH NUCLEAR TEST WHICH ANALYSTS BELIEVE REALLY COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT. >> YEAH. THERE REALLY IS NO CLARITY YET ON WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY IS ON NORTH KOREA. A LOT OF QUESTIONS THERE.
WILL RIPPLEY, GREAT TO SEE YOU AS ALWAYS. THANK YOU FOR. THAT LIVE FOR US IN PYONGYANG. NOW THIS WEEK PRESIDENT TRUMP DEMANDED NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND SUGGESTED KIM JONG-UN'S GRIP ON POWER IS WEAKER THAN IT APPEARS. >> ON TUESDAY MR. TRUMP TELLING A GROUP OF JOURNALISTS, QUOTE, I'M NOT SO SURE HE'S SO STRONG LIKE HE SAYS HE IS. I'M NOT SO SURE AT ALL. WELL THE WHITE HOUSE NOW DISPUTING CLAIMS IT DECLINED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS ON MICHAEL FLYNN AS A HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATES THE FORMER NATIONAL
SECURITY ADVISER. >> YEAH, EVEN TOP REPUBLICANS ON THE COMMITTEE SAY FLYNN MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW BY NOT PROPERLY DISCLOSING PAYMENTS FROM RUSSIA. OUR PAMELA BROWN IS TRACKING ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS. >> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AN RUSSIA AND CHINA. TODAY A TOP REPUBLICAN ON CAPITOL HILL ON THE HOUSE SIDE CAME OUT AND SAID THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT MICHAEL FLYNN, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER BROKE THE LAW ABOUT IT NOT DISCLOSING THOSE PAYMENTS. TONIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER UNDER FIRE AS QUESTIONS SWIRL ABOUT WHETHER HE BROKE THE LAW OVER PAYMENTS HE RECEIVED FROM RUSSIA AND TURKEY. >> DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MICHAEL FLYNN BROKE THE LAW? >> I SEE NO INFORMATION OR NO DATA TO SUPPORT THE NOTION THAT GENERAL FLYNN KBLIDCOMPLIED W LAW. >> IT COMES AFTER LEADERS OF THE
HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REVEALED CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS. SPEAKING TO REPORTERS ON CAPITOL HILL, THEY REVEALED THEY HAD SEEN NO PROOF SHOWING FLYNN, A FORMER TOP MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS, RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM THE PENTAGON OR THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS HE RECEIVED. >> HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GET PERMISSION. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO REPORT IT AND HE DIDN'T. >> AND THEY SAY HE DIDN'T FULLY DISCLOSE THE MORE THAN HALF MILLION DOLLARS HIS FIRM WAS GIVEN FOR LOBBYING ACTIVITIES ON BEHALF OF TURKEY WHEN HE APPLIED
TO REINSTATE THE SECURITY CLEARANCE OR THE $45,000 HE RECEIVED FROM RUSSIA FOR AN RTV ENGAGEMENT, MONEY HE SAYS FLYNN MIGHT HAVE TO PAY BACK. >> AS A FORMER MILITARY OFFICER, YOU SIMPLY CANNOT TAKE MONEY FROM RUSSIA, TURKEY, OR ANYBODY ELSE.
AND IT APPEARS AS IF HE DID TAKE THAT MONEY. WAS IT APPROPRIATE? NO. THERE ARE REPRECUSHIONS FOR THE VIE LAFGS LAW. >> FLYNN'S ATTORNEY SAYS IN A STATEMENT HE DID COMPLY WITH THE LAW ON THE RUSSIA PAYMENT SAYING GENERAL FLYNN BRIEFED THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, A COMPONENT AGENCY OF DOD. EXTENSIVELY REGARDING THE RT SPEAKING EVENT TRIP BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE TRIP. AT THE SAME TIME, THE WHITE HOUSE IS REFUSING TO TURN OVER NECESSARY PAPERWORK ON FLYNN SAYING IT DOESN'T HAVE THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS.
>> THE WHITE HOUSE PRODUCED DOCUMENT THAT'S WERE NOT IN THE POSSESSION OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS -- IS RIDICULOUS. >> THE SECURITY ADVISER LEFT AMID CONTROVERSY IN FEBRUARY AFTER HE LIED ABOUT DISCUSSING SANCTIONS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR. NOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY GATES ALERTD THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT FLYNN'S CONVERSATION WITH KISLIAC WILL SOON TESTIFY BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON RUSSIA'S INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION. >> WE'LL ASK HER ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA, WHAT SHE KNEW ABOUT TRUMP TIES, WAS THERE ANY
ADMINISTRATION EFFORT TO UNMASK PEOPLE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES? WE'RE GOING TO GET TO ALL THINGS RUSSIA. IN TERMS OF WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION DID AND WHAT RUSSIA DID. >> RANKING REPUBLICAN ON THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE DOES NOT PLAN ON GIVING MICHAEL FLYNN INMUN TI TO TESTIFY. HE SAID IT'S NOT QUITE READY FOR HIM TO TESTIFY YET. IF THAT DOES HAPPEN, IT WOULD NOT GRANT HIM IMMUNITY. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT MICHAEL FLYNN HAD PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED. BACK YOU TO. >> THAT'S INTERESTING.
THE WHITE HOUSE THERE PUSHING BACK ON THE DOCUMENTS AND PUSHING BACK IN GENERAL. BUT I SUPPOSE IT RAISES THE QUESTION OF WHAT WAS HE ABLE TO -- WAS HE THE RIGHT GUY FOR THE JOB? WAS HE EVER PROPERLY VETTED? >> WELL, IT'S A FAIR QUESTION. OF COURSE, THE VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS IN CHARGE THE TRANSITION. WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IF THERE WERE ANY ISSUES AS FAR AS DISCLOSING APPOINTMENTS YOU RECEIVED FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS NOT TO MENTION RUSSIA. AND, OF COURSE, TURKEY AS WE KNOW. AND SO IN SM COULD ARGUE THIS IS REALLY A STRESS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO COME OUT AND SAY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY. >> YEAH, THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS.
A LOT TO COME IN THE WHOLE INVESTIGATION. PAMELA BROWN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> TURKEY NOW SAYS THE MILITARY TARGETED THE KURDISH WORKERS PARTY IN AIR STRIKES IN IRAQ AND SYRIA. THEY CONSIDER TO BE PART OF A TERRORIST GROUP. >> BUT HERE'S THE THING. TWO OTHER KURDISH GROUPS SAY THOSE STRIKES BY TURKEY KILLED MORE THAN 20 OF THEIR OWN FIGHTERS AND THE U.S. IS CURRENTLY HELPING THOSE GROUPS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.
IRAQ CONDEMNING THE TURKISH AIR STRIKES AND WARNING TURKEY AGAINST REPEATING THIS UNJUSTIFIED TRANS GREGS. >> WE'RE GETTING A VIEW NOW OF THE ISIS STRONG HOLD OF REPUBLICA. FOR THREE YEARS, THE CITY HAS BEEN IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE TERROR GROUP AND LARGELY CUT OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD. >> BUT NOW CNN HAS OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE SATELLITE IMAGES WHICH GIVE US A RARE LOOK INSIDE. NICK PEYTON WALSH REPORTS. >> Reporter: THE FINAL TARGETS IN THE WAR ON ISIS, THEIR CAPITAL, RAQQA. SO ISOLATED, HELD HOSTAGE IN TERROR, THE CLOSEST WE GET TO IT IS IN SPACE. IT IS EXCLUSIVE SATELLITE PICTURES TAKEN FOR CNN. HERE TWO CHECKPOINTS IN THE STREET AND NEARBY AN ISIS FLAG. PRECISION STRIKES CUTTING ITS PEOPLE FURTHER OFF FROM THE
WORLD. >> Translator: LIFE IS NOT LIGHT. LIFE IS DEATH. WE ARE BESIEGED. WE CAN'T LEAVE OR WALK AROUND. ANYONE WHO BREATHES IS SLAUGHTERED. >> Reporter: SHE ESCAPED A DAY EARLIER AND DESCRIBED IT AS CLAUSS PHOBIC PARANOID WORLD LIVING WITH ISIS. ACROSS THIS CENTRAL MARKET TO HIDE ISIS FIGHTERS FROM COALITION DRONE CAMERAS OVERHEAD.
ANOTHER ESCAPEE ZRIBDZ HOW ISIS FIGHTERS DIFFER. >> ITS SYRIAN ISIS MEMBERS ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE WITH PEOPLE. >> THEY USE THEIR OWN DRONE TO FILM THE DAMAGE FROM THE STRIKES PART OF A SLOW NET SLIPPING OVER THE CITY. IMAGES OF LIFE INSIDE RAQQA ARE RARE OF FILMING PANIC AS RESIDENTS TRY TO FLEE. IT NEVER HAPPENED, THE DAM WAS FINE. THEN THE NOOSE WILL BE COMPLETE AND THE COUNT DOWN BEGINS WHERE THE DISTANT STREETS ARE OPEN FOR THE WORLD TO SEE AGAIN.
NICK PEYTON WALSH, CNN, IRBIL, NORTHERN IRAQ. >> WHETHER WE COME BACK, BOOs AND HISSES FOR THE FIRST DAUGHTER AT THE G-20 SUMMIT. A CROWD REACTING TO IVANKA TRUMP DEFENDING HER FATHER'S TAKE ON WOMEN'S ISSUES. ALSO AHEAD, THE ERA OF FIRE CATCHING FIRE MAY BE OVER. BUT NOW GALAXY USERS SAY DEVICES ARE TURNING RED. >> WE'LL HAVE DETAILS FOR YOU AFTER THE BREAK. DO STAY WITH US. YOU'RE WATCHING CNN TODAY. >>> IVANKA TRUMP MADE HER FIRST TRIP ABROAD REPRESENTING HER FATHER'S ADMINISTRATION APPEARING AT A WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT IN BERLIN TUESDAY. HOWEVER, SOME OF THE WOMEN
ATTENDING THE EVENT FELT EMPOWERED TO LET FIRST DAUGHTER KNOW THEY DIDN'T AGREE WITH HER COMMENTS CHOOSING TO BOO HER WHEN SHE SAID HER FATHER IS A CHAMPION FOR WOMEN AND FAMILY ISSUES. >> CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER KATE BENNETT IS LIVE IF BERLIN WITH MORE DETAILS ON WHAT HAPPENED. SO SHE SAYS HER FATHER IS NOT SO BAD WHEN IT COMES TO THESE THINGS. THE AUDIENCE SAYS YEAH, NOT SO MUCH. WHAT'S YOUR TAKE? >> I MEAN THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.
SHE WAS SPEAKING ON A LARGE PANEL THAT WAS ABOUT AN HOUR LONG. THIS HAPPENED ABOUT MIDWAY THROUGH. SHE WAS ON -- SHE WAS SPEAKING
ON THE SAME PANEL AS ANGELA MERKEL AND THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS. I MEAN THIS IS SORT OF -- THIS WAS HER FIRST REAL TEST ON A GLOBAL STAGE AND AS WE SAW, SOME PEOPLE ARE PRETTY RILED UP ABOUT HER FIRST BIG DAY ABROAD. >> FIRST DAUGHTER AND ADVISER TO THE U.S. PRESIDENT, IVANKA TRUMP. >> SHE STARTED A WHIRL WIND DAY WITH AN ESTEEMED PANEL FOR A DISCUSSION ON WOMEN'S ECONOMIC
EMPOWERMENT. >> WHOM YOU ARE REPRESENTING? YOUR FATHER AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? OR YOUR BUSINESS? >> WELL CERTAINLY NOT THE LATTER. AND I AM RATHER UNFAMILIAR WITH THE ROLE AS WELL AS IT IS QUITE NEW TO ME. >> THE VENT QUICKLY TURNED INTO A GRILLING OVER HER FATHER'S POLICIES AND HIS PAST COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN. >> HE'S BEEN A TREMENDOUS CHAMPION OF SUPPORTING FAMILIES
AND ENABLING THEM TO THRIVE. IN THE NEW REALITY OF -- YOU HEAR THE REACTION FROM THE AUDIENCE. >> THE PRESIDENT'S TOP ADVISER RECEIVING LOUD HISSES AND SOME BOOS FROM THE CROWD. IVANKA LATER TOLD REPORTERS, "POLITICS IS POLITICS. I'M USED TO IT. IT'S FINE." BUT THEN MORE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON FOREIGN POLICY. WHEN ASKED WHETHER SHE INFLUENCED HER FATHER'S DECISION TO BOMB SYRIA, THE FIRST DAUGHTER SAID, "THAT WOULD BE A FLAWED INTERPRETATION." ADDING "THE DECISION WAS
INCREDIBLY WELL INFORMED AND ADVISED AT EVERY LEVEL." HER VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR COMES JUST WEEKS AFTER A RATHER CHILLY FIRST MEETING BETWEEN AFRPG LA AMERICA WILL AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE INVITATION AND PERHAPS TO WARM RELATIONS WITH GERMANY WHERE MEDIA DEEMED EE VAFRPG YACHT FIRST WHISPERER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE. >> THE INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOLLOWED AS IVANKA PLAYED THE ROLE OF CHIEF DIPLOMAT TOURING A TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL WHERE SHE JOKED ABOUT COFFEE. >> MAYBE YOU NEED TO POUR ME A
CUP. >> IVANKA WHO CONVERTED TO JUDAISM BEFORE SHE MARRIED HER HUSBAND THEN TOURED THE BERLIN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. A DELICATE VISIT JUST AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE AT A HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE IN WASHINGTON. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH CHANCE CHANCELLOR MERKEL AND SHE'LL CAP HER DAY BY DINING WITH THE GERMAN LEADER, AN OPPORTUNITY NO DOUBT TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON HER FATHER'S BEHALF JUST AS HE GEARS UP TO VISIT EUROPE NEXT MONTH. NOW WHETHER OR NOT THE VISIT TO GERMANY HELPS SORT OF WARM THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HER FATHER AND ANGELA MERKEL FOR HIS VISIT TO EUROPE NEXT MONTH, THE TIME WILL TELL WHETHER THAT IS THE ISSUE. BUT IVANKA IS GETTING HER FEET WET ON THIS GLOBAL STAGE. SHE DID A HEALTHY JOB TODAY CONSIDERING THE ONE LITTLE BLIP THAT SHE HAD THERE. HOPEFULLY THIS IS A SIGN OF WHAT COULD BE HER ROLE HERE FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRAVELING ABROAD BEING A MOUTH PIECE AND A SURROGATE FOR HER DAD AND HIS ADMINISTRATION. WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES. ONLY TIME WILL TELL. BACK TO YOU. >> ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF
PRESIDENT TRUMP SEE THIS IS TRIP AS ONE THAT WAS FAVORABLE TO HIM AND HIS DAUGHTER AND IF HE THINKS THAT IVANKA TRUMP WAS TREATED WELL. BUT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THIS BOOS AND HISSES. WAS THAT REPRESENTATIVE OF MUCH OF THE ATTITUDE IN THE AUDIENCE? DID THEY GIVE IVANKA TRUMP A WARM RECEPTION OR WAS IT OVERALL CHILLY? >> I MEAN YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE WHOLE THING IN A BROAD SCOPE. OVERALL THE PANEL WAS NOT JUST EE VAFRPG YACHLT IT WAS THESE OTHER WOMEN AND LEADERS. AND THE AUDIENCE WAS RECEPTIVE. HOWEVER, WHEN IT CAME TO IVANKA RIGHT OFF THE BAT, THE MODERATOR IS WHAT IS YOUR ROLE? WHAT DO YOU DO?
EXPLAIN YOURSELF. IT WAS A SORT OF LITTLE BIT TENSE THERE FOR A WHILE. THAT IS THE ONLY TIME YOU COULD AUDIBLY HEAR THEM HISS AND BOO. FOR THE MOST PART, SHE WAS VERY PREPARED WITH HER POLICY QUOTES ABOUT WOMEN AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CLOSING THE JENLDER PAY GAP. SHE WAS CERTAINLY PREPARED TO TALK POLICY. IT'S ONLY WHEN SHE BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE WITH HER FATHER DEFENDING AND BEING A CHAMPION OF AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT WE DID HEAR THOSE NOISES. AND THE MODERATOR STOPPED THE
CONVERSATION AND ASKED HER TO ADDRESS IT. >> YOU TOUCHED ON THIS, KATE. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE GERMAN MEDIA IS REPORTING IT OR NOT. IT COULD BE DIPLOMATIC GENIUS BY ANGELA MERKEL WHO HAD THAT SORT OF FROSTY MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP ON MANY LEVELS THAT PERHAPS GET TO THE FATHER THROUGH THE DAUGHTER WITH YOUR IDEAS AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT THINGS YOU MIGHT LIKE THE U.S. TO KNOW S THAT BEING TALKED ABOUT? >> YEAH, DEFINITELY. YOU KNOW, THE SAME COULD BE SAID ALSO OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU OF CANADA WHO TOOK A LIKING TO IVANKA TRUMP AND THE TWO OF THEM SAT TOGETHER. AND THEN SHE'S SEEN HIM SINCE. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE IN
GERMANY THAT I SPOKE TO DO FEEL THAT THIS WAS A SMART MOVE ON MERKEL'S PART TO FIND A NEW MODERATE CONDUIT INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. HOWEVER, IN DEFENSEst PRESIDENT, HE AND MERKEL HAVE SPOKEN ON THE PHONE FOUR TIMES SINCE THAT MEETING IN MARCH, THREE OF THEM JUST THIS MONTH. SO THERE SEEMS TO BE IF THERE WAS A CONTENTIOUS RELATIONSHIP OR SOME TROUBLE THERE AFTER THAT MEETING AND THAT AWKWARDNESS IN THE OVAL OFFICE, IT SEEMS TO HAVE SMOOTH OEFRD A BIT. AND THAT COULD VERY WELL BE BECAUSE IVANKA WAS INVITED TO
THIS EVENT BY MERKEL AND BEING SEEN AS SOMEONE WHO COULD HELP GERMANY AND VICE VERSA. IT IS A VERY SMART DIPLOMATIC MOVE. >> THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER WIELDS A LOT OF INFLUENCE. IT MAKES SENSE TO TRY TO WIN HER
OVER. KATE BENNETT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR US LIVE THERE IN BERLIN. >> WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT IVANKA TRUMP'S ROLE LATER ON CNN TODAY. >> YOU'LL HEAR THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST HER WHITE HOUSE POST WITH JOURNALISTS. THAT WILL START AT 6:15 A.M. IN HONG KONG, 8:15 A.M. HERE IN TOKYO ON CNN INTERNATIONAL. >>> THERE'S BEEN ANOTHER LEGAL BLOW TO U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS THREAT TO CUT OFF FUNDING TO SO-CALLED SANCTUARY CITIES. A U.S. FEDERAL JUDGE RULING THAT
PARTst PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO TAKE AWAY MONEY FROM CITIES THAT DON'T COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT COULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THEY CUT OFF EIGHT SANK WARY CITIES UNLESS THEY WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE PROOF THEY WERE COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES. EIGHT PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN BRAZIL TUESDAY WHEN POLICE CALLED THE ROBBERY OF THE CENTURY. IT HAPPENED MONDAY. IT WAS ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ARMED WITH WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES AND THEY STOLE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM SEVERAL VAULTS. >> PRETTY BRAZEN.
THREE SUSPECTS AND A POLICE OFFICER WERE KILLED DURING THE SHOOTOUT. >>> AFTER SAMSUNG'S LAST MISHAP, A PHONE MOD SOL HOT THAT SOME OF THEM CAUGHT FIRE THE COMPANY NEED AID FLAWLESS ROLLOUT WITH THE GALAXY S-8 BUT THIS WASN'T IT. HERE IS SAMUEL BIRD. >> SOUTH KOREA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. FIRST THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO COMPETE WITH SIRI NOT READY IN TIME FOR THE LAUNCH. WE ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THE FACIAL RECOGNITION, WELL, YOU DIDN'T NEED YOUR FACE. YOU TO JUST USE A PICTURE OF SOMEBODY TO GET INTO THEIR
PHONE. AND NOW THIS ISSUE WITH THE RED SCREENS. WE'RE SEEING FROM A LOT OF USERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT THE SCREEN JUST ISN'T THE RIGHT COLOR. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS POST FROM A USER IN SOUTH KOREA. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ONE LOEVENT, YOU HAVE TO LOOK CLOSELY, BUT IT IS A BIT MORE RED. I NOTICED IT ON THE PHONE THAT I HAVE HERE. NOW SAMSUNG IS ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROBLEM. THEY SAY "SAMSUNG LISTENED TO FEEDBACK AND DECIDED TO RELEASE A SOFTWARE UPDATE STARTING FROM
THIS WEEK WHICH WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A FURTHER ENHANCED ABILITY TO ADJUST THE COLOR SETTINGS TO THEIR PREFERENCE." SO THEY DON'T HAVE A FIX QUITE YET. THEY'RE WORKING ON IT. BUT THE REAL PROBLEM HERE IS THAT THEY'VE BEEN BRAGGING FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS THAT AFTER THE NOTE 7 DISASTER THAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT QUALITY CONTROL AND I SPOES SPOKE TO AN EXPERT WHO SAID THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A HARDWARE/SOFTWARE ISSUE BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT IT IN QUALITY CONTROL. TH
SO WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS THEY HOPE THE SOFTWARE FIX WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BE ABLE TO ADJUST THE COLOR AND SAYS CAN OKAY. BUT THERE IS A SCENARIO WHERE THE USER MIGHT HAVE TO WHITE BALANCE THE PHONE. TELL THE PHONE WHAT THE TRUE COLOR WHITE IS. YOU AND I KNOW THAT FROM TELEVISION. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT USED IT TO. IF THE USES HAVE TO TRY AND FIX THIS ALONG WITH THE SOFTWARE UPDATE, THAT WOULD BE A MAJOR, MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SAMSUNG YET AGAIN. MICHAEL AND AMARA? >> THANK YOU TO SAMUEL FOR THAT. AND THAT SOUR TIME. WOW, TIE WENT BY QUICKLY. >> FLEW BY. >> SURPRISED LOOKING DOWN AT THE CLOCK. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. WE'LL BE BACK IN A HALF HOUR WITH MORE.
>> I'M ALWAYS SURPRISED. I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. "WORLD SPORT" IS COMING UP AND THE HEADLI


>>> HI, EVERYONE. NORTH KOREA IS CELEBRATING THE ARMY DAY WITH CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL AND LIVE FIRE DRILLS ON THE EAST COAST. MINUTES AGO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING U.S.-LED PRESSURE WILL NEVER WORK. IT CALLED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOOL HEARTIED AND SAID THOSE ARE FOND OF PLAYING WITH FIRE ARE DESTINED TO PARISH IN THE FLAME. >>> MEANWHILE, THE U.S. MILITARY DEPLOYED A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE TO SOUTH KOREA. THE DEFENSE OFFICIAL TELLS CNN THE USS MICHIGAN IS THERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO PYONGYANG AND THE TIMING IS NO COINCIDENCE. THE SUBMARINE CAN CARRY MORE
THAN 150 TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILES, THE SAME KIND FIRED AT SYRIA A FEW WEEKS AGO. >>> IVANKA TRUMP IS ON HER FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRIP SINCE JOINING HER FATHER'S ADMINISTRATION AT A WOMEN'S SUMMIT IN BERLIN, THE CROWD HISSED WHEN TRUMP TRIED TO CHAMPION HER FATHER'S RECORD ON FAMILY AND WOMEN'S ISSUES. >>> ELTON JOHN IS THANKING FANS FOR INCREDIBLE KINDNESS AS HE RECOVERS FROM WHAT IS BEING DESCRIBED AS A RARE AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY INFECTION. THE LEGENDARY MUSICIAN WAS FORCED TO CANCEL HIS APRIL AND MAY SHOWS IN LAS VEGAS AFTER REPORTEDLY CONTRACTING THE INFECTION DURING A TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA. AND THAT IS YOUR "CNN NEWS NOW." "WORLD SPORT" IS NEXT.
>> SOUTHEAST'S LEAD HAS BEEN A LITTLE SHAKE YIF LATE. SEE IF THE BLUES GRAB A KEY WIN ON TUESDAY. WOULD THE PRESSURE BE EASED ON SPURS?
MARIA SHARAPOVA RETURNS TO TENNIS AFTER HIS DRUG BAN IS CAUSING RIPPLES IN THE SPORT. AND MICHAEL PHELPS DISCUSSES THE DARK WORLD OF DOPING IN THE SPORT WHICH HE LOVES. THERE EDITION OF "CNN WORLD SPORT" STARTS RIGHT NOW. >> WELCOME TO "WORLD SPORT." I'M KATE RILEY. HAVING SUFFERED TWO LOSSES, PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES, LEAGUE LEADERS CHELSEA TOOK TO THE PITCH ON TUESDAY IN DANGER OF LETTING A ONCE UNASSAILABLE LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE SLIP AWAY. THE BLUES WERE AT HOME TO SOUTHAMPTON AND BEGAN WITH CLEAR
INTENTIONS. JUST SIX MINUTES IN. THEY HAD 15 GOEFLZ THE SEASON. HIS BEST EVER TALLEY. SOUTHAMPTON STRUCK BACK. BUT JUST BEFORE THE BREAK, INDIVIDUAL BRILLIANCE FROM GARY CAHILL. DIEGO COSTA SCORING EARLY. AND THEN IN THE DYING MINUTES, GRABLD THE SECOND. HIS 50th AND 51st CHELSEA WITH INCREDIBLE FOOTWORK. THE GAME OUT OF REACH. 4-2, CHELSEA. THE FINAL SCORE THERE. CHELSEA ARE NOW SEVEN POINTS CLEAR OF SPURS WHO DO STILL HAVE A GAME IN HAND. BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
SPURS ARE AWAY ON WEDNESDAY TO SOUTH LONDON CHRIS TALLRYST THIS WON'T BE EASY. THE MANAGER IS WELL AWARE HOW MUCH EACH GAME NOW MEANS. >> WE HAVE TO WIN. WE MUST TO GIVE OUR BEST TO TRY TO GET THE THREE POINT. WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE PREMIER LEAGUE FOR IT TO BE ON THE END. IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO CATCH CHELSEA TO BE ON THE TOP FOUR. I THINK IT'S THE NEXT GAME ARE ALL FINALS. >> JUST DAYS AFTER AN EPIC CLASSIC BARCELONA CLOSED THE GAP ATOPT LEAGUE WITH A 3-2 WIN AT REAL MADRID. SPAIN'S TOP TWO TEAMS ARE BACK IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY.
RACE FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE REACHES THE FINAL FEW MATCHES CURRENTLY BARCELONA SIT ABOVE REAL MADRID ON GOAL DIFFERENCE. THEY HAVE A CRUCIAL GAME IN HAND. ON PAPER, BOTH GAMES ON WEDNESDAY SHOULD BE THE WINS BUT WITH JUST FIVE GAMES LEFT FOR BARCELONA AND SIX FOR REAL, ONE SLIP UP FOR MADRID COULD MEAN BOTH TEAMS WILL FINISH LEVEL ON POINTS WHICH WOULD MEAN BARCELONA WOULD LIFT THE TITLE WITH THE BETTER HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD. HOWEVER, DESPITE THE WEEKEND'S RESULTS, REAL'S MANAGER BELIEVES THEY'RE STILL IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.
>> Translator: IT WAS A MATCH WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER NOT TO LOSE. BUT IN THE END, THERE ARE THREE POINTS AT STAKE. WE LOST THREE POINTS AND TOMORROW WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THREE MORE AGAIN. WE HAVE THREE POINTS TO PLAY FOR AND WE'RE ONLY THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW'S MATCH. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS. BUT WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN SAID, IT SEEMS LIKE BARCELONA IS GOING TO WIN LA LIGA AND US, REAL MADRID ARE WORTHLESS. YOU KNOW AND I KNOW PERFECTLY THAT'S NOT THE CASE. >> HERE'S A BIT OF BAD NEWS FOR REAL MADRID FANS THOUGH. STRIKER GARRET SALE WILL MISS SEVERAL GAMES DURING THIS KRURNL
TIME WITH WHAT THE CLUB ARE CALLING A GRADE TWO CALF INJURY. THERE IS NO DEFINITE DATE AS TO WHEN BALE WILL BE BACK. BUT HE'LL MIS THE SEMIFINAL FIRST LEG AGAINST CROSS TOWN RIVALSAGE LET HE COULD MADRID NEXT TUESDAY. COMING UP ON THE SHOW, IT'S BEEN A LONG 15 MONTHS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES FOR MARIA SHARAPOVA HAVING BEEN BANNED FROM THE GAME FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. THE FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE IS BACK BUT NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERS


>>> MARIA SHARAPOVA IS SET TO RETURN TO THE TENNIS COURT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE BEING BANNED FROM THE GAME. IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR, SHE ANNOUNCED SHE FAILED A TEST FOR MELDONIUM WHICH SHE BLAMED ON AN OVERSIGHT DUE TO THE FACT THAT DRUG ONLY BEING ADDED TO THE BANNED SUBSTANCES LIST EARLIER THAT YEAR. HER INITIAL TWO YEAR SUSPENSION WAS REDUCED AT 15 MONTHS AFTER THE COURT FOR THE ARBITRATION OF SPORT RULED THAT DRUG WAS TAKEN WITH NO SIGNIFICANT FAULT ON THE PART OF SHARAPOVA. ON WEDNESDAY THE RUSSIAN WILL PLAY IN GERMANY. SHE WAS AWARDED A WILD CARD DUE TO HER WORLD RANKING TAKING A
HUGE HIT DURING HER ABSENCE. WILD CARDS ARE AWARDED AT THE TOURNAMENTS DISCRETION. THE PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE EVENT OFFICIALLY. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PLAYERS WHO MAYBE RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY OR OF LOCAL INTEREST TO THE FANS.
PLAYERS RETURNING FROM BEING BANNED FOR DRUGS ARE NOT USUALLY AWARDED SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS. HER FIRST OPPONENT XPLESED CONCERN ABOUT THE UNUSUAL MOVE TO AWARD SHARE MOEFA A WILD CARD INTO THE EVENT. >> I THINK MY PERSONAL OPINION IS NOT AGREEABLE HERE. AND ABOUT THEM BEING WRONG AND THE OTHER TURN AMS. I THINK SHE'S, OF COURSE, A GREAT PLAYER. I DON'T HAVE NOTHING AGAINST HER. BT, WELL, SHE SHOULD PAY HER MISTAKES FOR SURE. BUT SHE PAID. I THINK SHE CAN TURN TO PLAY BUT WITHOUT ANY WHITE CARDS, ANY
HELP. BUT JUST TO PLAY AND FOR ME PROBABLY SHE WILL PLAY TWO TOURNAMENTS, THREE TOURNAMENTS AND BE TOP 30 FOR SURE. SO MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THIS ONE. AND I DON'T WANT TO THINK RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE WHITE CARD. I'M JUST STAY FOCUSED ON FOR WEDNESDAY. AND THAT'S IT. >> THE ITALIAN ISN'T THE ONLY PERSON TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT HER RETURN EITHER. THE FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE WOES NABBINGY -- WOZNIACKI SAID I THINK IT'S
DISRESPECTFUL TO THE OTHER PLAYERS AND WTA. I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AND SHE'S GOING TO DOM BACK AND SHE'S GOING TO FIGHT HER WAY BACK. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I FEEL LIKE WHEN A PLAYER IS BANNED FOR DRUGS, I THINK THAT SOMEONE SHOULD START FROM THE BOTTOM AND FIGHT THEIR WAY BACK BECAUSE IT'S DIFFERENT FROM AN INJURY. >>> COMING UP ON THE SHOW, CONSIDER THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS GET BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS? WE DISCUSS THE STATE OF PLAY IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS RIGHT NOW AND WHO CAN GO ALL THE WAY


>>> WE'RE BACK WITH THE NBA PLAYOFFS. THE WARRIORS ARE THE SECOND TEAM TO WIN THEIR OPENING SERIES. THEY JOIN THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IN THE NEXT ROUND AND ALL WITHOUT STEVE KERR. THE WARRIORS MADE A FAST START TO GAME FOUR AGAINST THE TRAIL BLAZERS. THEY SCORED A RECORD EQUALLY 45 POINTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER ALONE. STEPH CURRY ON HIS OWN RACKED UP A GAME HIGH 37 POINTS IN JUST HALF AN HOUR OF COURT TIME. GOLDEN STATE CLINCHED THE 128th VICTORY. IT'S ALSO A 4-0 SERIES SWEEP AS WELL. COACH KERR WAS THERE ON MONDAY
NIGHT BEHIND THE SCENES. BUT IT IS OFFICIALLY OFF DUTY TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN ARISING FROM COMPLICATIONS TO HIS BACK SURGERY FROM TWO YEARS AGO. >> WE'RE THINKING ABOUT COACHING. HOPING HE JUST GETS BETTER. YOU CAN TELL HE IS KIND OF, YOU KNOW, FORCING HIS WAY TO BE AROUND AND HE WANTS TO BE AROUND THE TEAM. BUT HE STILL HURTING A BIT. THIS IS HOW UNSELFISH HE IS AND HE ALWAYS THINKS ABOUT THE GROUP. I THINK HE SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE SELFISH WITH HIS TIME AND HIS, YOU KNOW, HIS BODY. BUT HE WANTS TO BE AROUND THE
GROUP. GLAD WE GOT TO HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND PRACTICE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. >> THE TORONTO RAPTORS AND THE BUCS ARE COMPETING FOR THE HONOR OF PLAYING IN THE NBA CHAMPIONS NEXT. THE RAPTORS LEAD 3-2 AFTER A 118-93 WIN IN GAME FIVE ON MONDAY NIGHT. NORMAN POWELL SCORING 25 POINTS. THE RAPTORS RECOVERED FROM A 19 POINT DEFICIT IN THE FIRST HALF. >> THE SERIES BETWEEN THE HAWKS AND WIZARDS IS LEVEL AT 2-2. THAT IS HOW ATLANTA TOOK GAME FOUR ON THE HOME COURT. TEN OF THE 18 POINTS CAME IN THE FINAL FOUR MINUTES. THE HAWKS WON BY 111-101. GAME FIVE SON WEDNESDAY IN
WASHINGTON. I SPOKE WITH NBA TV ANALYST AND ASKED IF ANYONE COULD DETHRONE KING JAMES AND THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS? >> WELL, YOU NEVER KNOW. THE EASTERN CONFERENCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A TOUGHER GO LeBRON THIS YEAR. AS IT TURNS OUT AND AS WE GOT INTO THE I PLAYOFFS. LeBRON HAS TAKEN IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THEY CALL IT FLIPPING A SWITCH. LeBRON JAMES INCREASED STATISTICS ACROSS THE BOARD IN POSTSEASON. IN FACT, IN POSTSEASON, ALMOST 33 POINTS A GAME. NINE ASSISTS, ALMOST TEN REBOUNDS AND THREE STEALS A GAME
TLACHLT IS PART OF THE REASON THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THROUGH FOUR GAMES AND ADVANCE PAST THE INDIANA PACERS. I THINK GOING INTO THE FINALS I FELT THE THREAT COULD BE THE BOSTON CELTICS OR THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS. BUT AT IT POINT, BOTH OF THOSE TEAMS LOOK MORE VULNERABLE. THE CAVALIERS BY FINISHING THE SERIES WILL HAVE PLENTY OF REST FOR THE NEXT ROUND. AND THEY HAVE LeBRON WHO IS SO GOOD WITH HIS FOREMOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS AND THREE RINGS AS A CHAMPION THAT I THINK SOMETIMES HE'S OVERLOOKED IN HIS GREATNESS. I THINK WE'VE COME TO EXPECT
THIS SO MUCH THAT WE'RE NOT AS DAZZLED BY SEEING HIS PERFORMANCE TIME AFTER TIME. BUT LeBRON HAS REALLY AND TRULY CARRIED THEM THROUGH THIS FIRST ROUND PARTICULARLY THE LAST TWO GAMES WHEN HE WAS MAGNIFICENT IN THE SECOND HALF. >> REALLY A PLAYER OF A GENERATION. >> YES. >> IF HE GETS THERE, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE THIRD FINALS IN A ROW AGAINST THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. THE WARRIORS THIS YEAR ADDED TO SERVICES OF ANOTHER ALL STAR, KEVIN DURANT. BUT AN INTERESTING SITUATION WITH THEIR COACH STEVE KERR.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT AND HOW DO YOU THINK THAT MIGHT AFFECT THEIR PROSPECT MOVING FORWARD? >> THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR STEVE KERR. HE HAS TRIED TO REALLY FIGHT THROUGH THE COMPLICATIONS OF BACK SURGERY FROM A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. AND PART OF THIS HAS BEEN STEMMED FROM A LEAKAGE OF SPINAL FLUID THAT CAUSED SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT, HEADACHES, DIZZINESS. AND WHILE HE WAS ABLE TO COACH THE MAJORITY OF THE SEASON, IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT JUST BECAME TOO MUCH AND HE HAD TO MISS THE FINAL TWO GAMES OF THE PORTLAND SERIES, HIS FIRST ROUND SERIES.
FORTUNATELY, FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, HIS TOP ASSISTANT MIKE BROWN HAS FINALS EXPERIENCE AGAINST THE CAVALIERS. OR WITH THE CAVALIERS, IRONICALLY. HE WAS HIR HEAD COACH WHEN THEY WENT TO THE FINALS. BECAUSE THEY HAVE FOUR ALL STARS AND A VETERAN ROSTER, THEY'RE ABLE TO SORT OF IN MANY WAYS SELF COACH AND SELF READ GAMES. SO THE DIRECTION THERE IS MORE KEEPING THEM ON TRACK. BUT CERTAINLY STEVE KERR BEING THERE IS A REAL GUIDING FORCE
FOR THEM. ON THE OTHER HAND, IT'S BEEN VERY INSPIRATIONAL FOR STEPH CURRY AND THE REST OF THE WARRIORS. I HOPE HE RETURNS AT SOME POINT IN POSTSEASON. WE JUST DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. HE MAY MISS THIS POSTSEASON AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE. THE THIJ HE SAID WAS HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE A PART TIME COACH WITH THE TEAM. COACH WHETHER I CAN AND NOT WHEN I CAN'T. SO I THINK HE'S TURNING IT OVER TO MIKE BROWN BUT THEY'RE IN GOOD HANDS, KATE. >> WE WISH HIM ALL THE VERY
BEST. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BATTLE FOR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. THAT IS A STORY LINE THAT EMERGED OVER PAST FEW MONTHS. WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, IT IS BEING PLAYED OUT ON COURT, TOO. JAMES HARDEN AND HIS HOUSTON ROCKETS HAVE A 3-1 LEAD ON WESTBROOK'S OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER. WESTBROOK'S GOT THE BETTER INDIVIDUAL NUMBERS. HARDEN HAS THE BETTER TEAM. WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD TAKE AWAY THAT MVP AWARD? >> WELL THIS IS THE BIG QUESTION AND THE BIG DEBATE THAT HAS BEEN RAGING THROUGHOUT THE NBA SEASON. FOR ME PARTICULARLY, I WAS ON THE JAMES HARDEN BAND WAGON FOR MOST OF THE SEASON. HE'S PUTTING UP HISTORIC NUMBERS AS WELL. THE THING WITH RUSSELL WESTBROOK IS I FIND IT HARD TO SEPARATE
THE HISTORIC ASPECT OF HIS SEASON FROM THE MVP RACE. I THINK HE HAS TO BE REWARDED BECAUSE HE HAS AVERAGED A TRIPLE-DOUBLE THAT IS POINTS, REBOUNDS AND ASSISTS IN AVERAGE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT STOOD FOR 55 YEARS. BECAUSE OF THIS HISTORIC ASPECT OF THIS, I'M LEANING TOWARDS THIS. HOWEVER, YOU CAN EASILY MAKE A
CASE FOR HARDEN, EASILY MAKE A CASE FOR LeBRON JAMES OR EASILY MAKE A CASE FOR LEONARD WHO PUT TOGETHER A MAGNIFICENT YEAR AND HAS CAREER NUMBERS IN HIS PLAY-OFF SERIES WITH THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS. YOUR QUESTION WHO WOULD I GIVE IT TO? I GUESS BY THIS MUCH OF A MARGIN, RUSSELL WESTBROOK. >> COMING UP ON THE SHOW, YES, MICHAEL PHELPS TAUGHT US ABOUT THE SCARIEST MOMENT OF HIS LIFE. NOW THE SWIMMING LEGENDS LIFTS THE LID ON THE SPORT'S DOPING PROBLE


>>> SINCE RETIRING, MICHAEL PHELPS HAS BEEN BRUTALLY HONEST ABOUT HIS VIEW ON SWIMMING'S DOPING PROBLEM. THE GREATEST OLYMPIAN OF ALL TIME BROUGHT UP THE ISSUES DURING HIS TESTIMONY TO THE U.S. CONGRESS LAST MONTH. WHEN HE SPOKE TO CNN'S REPORTER LAST WE'RE, THE SWIM WE ARE 28 OLYMPIC MEDALS SAYS HE STILL SUSPECTS HIS OPPONENTS WERE BREAKING THE RULES. >> I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO TRAIN, TO TRY TO BE AN ELITE ATHLETE. HOW YOU WOULD SUM UP THE DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE IT TAKES WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO BE GREAT?
>> FOR ME, IT WAS -- LIKE I LOOK AT IT AND I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT WAS EASY. BUT IT KIPDND OF WAS. I WANTED TO BE THE BEST. AND I WAS GOING TO DO THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE WEREN'T WILLING TO DO. >> DO YOU THINK YOU EVER COMPETED ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD? >> I CAN HONESTLY SAY I DON'T KNOW IF I EVER SWAM IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WHERE I CAN SAY THE WHOLE HEAT WAS CLEAN. THAT'S KIND OF SAD TO REALLY SEE EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THE STUFF WE HAD THIS SUMMER. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAD TESTED POSITIVE NOT ONCE BUT TWICE WHO WERE STILL ABLE TO COMPETE. THAT'S A JOKE.
AND ESPECIALLY AS A FATHER NOW WITH A KID GROWING, YOU KNOW, BOOMER GROWING UP. I DON'T WANT HIM TELEPHONER SEE THAT WORLD. THAT'S NOT WHAT SPORTS IS ABOUT. >> YOU'RE DOING YOUR PART. WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO REALLY PUT THE MAGNIFYING GLASS ON DOPING AND SPORT TO BRING IT TO LITE? >> I MEAN IT'S PROBABLY REALLY JUST PENALTIES HAVE TO BE HARSHER. I SAY IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE AGAIN.
IF PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO DO THAT AND CHEAT, THEN DON'T LET THEM COMPETE. HOPEFULLY WE CAN CONTINUE TO FIGHT IT AND USSC AND IOC AND THOSE GUYS, THEY TRULY CARE ABOUT IT, THEY'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WHAT YOU SHOT AT THEY MADE IN THE U.S., I FEEL OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD BE DOING IT AS WELL. THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES DOING SIMILAR THINGS. I THINK WE ALL SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IN THE SAME PLAYING FIELD. AND WE SHOULD ALL FOLLOW THE EXACT RULES. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IT'S GOING TO CHANGE. IT'S NEVER GOING TO CHANGE UNLESS WE DO. THAT WE HAVE TO HOLD EVERYBODY ELSE ACCOUNTABLE. YOU SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT ATHLETES WHERE THEY'RE FROM THIS COUNTRY OR THAT.
IT GETS SPECIAL. >> WHY NOT? >> I'M NOT GOING TO GET THAT CONTROVERSIAL. I JUST FEEL LIKE WE ALL HAVE TO PROBABLY GOING TO END UP STROG GO TO D.C. AGAIN TO DO SOMETHING. I HOPE TO SEE THEM CHANGE AND MAKE CHANGES. BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S PRIORITY FOR THEM. I THINK IF IT'S A PRIORITY, THEN QUESTION MAKE A CHANGE TOGETHER. BUT IF IT'S NOT, THEN IT WILL JUST BE THE SAME AND WE'LL JUST BE FIGHTING THE SAME FIGHT EVERY DAY. >> I'M GOING TO SPEAK OUT WHEN I
WAS AN ATHLETE. I WANTED TO KNOW WHY YOU -- WHETHER YOU WERE COMPETING WHY DIDN'T YOU SPEAK OUT MORE THEN? >> BECAUSE I WAS ON A MISSION. I WAS DOING WHAT I NEEDED TO DO. I WAS TAKING CARE OF MYSELF BEFORE I WAS TAKING -- OR PUTTING ANYTHING ELSE IN FRONT OF ME. I HAD A GOAL AND A DREAM OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN PROBABLY ANYBODY WOULD REALLY DREAM OF. AND NOTHING WAS GOING TO STAND IN MY WAY. I WAG GOS GOING TO WORK AS HA COULD AND TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS. NOW THAT I'M DONE, I FEEL THERE
ARE OPPORTUNITIES I'M ALLOWED AND ABLE TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT FRUSH STRAIGHTING TIMES I HAD IN THE SPORT -- FRUSTRATING TIMES I HAD IN THE SPORT. >> THANKS TO COY FOR THAT REPORT. COMING UP, MANUFACTURE US DISLIKE CHANGE. BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AS NEW RULES ARE BEING INTRODUCED. VIDEO REPLAYS ARE NOW IN THE SPOTLI


>>> GOLF IS NOT A SPORT KNOWN FOR MAKING SWIFT RULE CHANGES, HOWEVER, AFTER A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE RECENT INCIDENTS, THE USGA AND THE RNA, THE SPORT'S TWO GOVERNING BODIES ISSUED A KNEW RULE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. THE NEW RULE IS REGARDING VIDEO REVIEWS. IT COMES IN THE WAKE OF THE CONTROVERSIAL RULING AT THE ANA. ONE OF THE FIVE MAJORS IN WOMEN'S GOLF EARLIER THIS MONTH. THAT'S WHERE LEXIE THOMPSON WAS PENALIZED FOUR STROKES AFTER A VIEWER WATCHING AT HOME NOTICED THAT GOLFER PLACED HER BALL SLIGHTLY AWAY FROM WHERE IT WAS PICKED UP ON THE POOUTING GREEN. IT DOES LIMIT THE USE UNDER TWO
CONDITIONS, ONE, WHEN THE VIDEO REVEALS EVIDENCE THAT COULD NOT REASONABLY BE SEEN WITH A NAKED EYE AND, TWO, WHEN PLAYERS USE THEIR REASONABLE JUDGEMENT TO DETERMINE A SPECIFIC LOCATION WHEN APPLYING THE RULES. >> IT EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE MEDIA ON WEDNESDAY. BUT JUST TWO DAYS AGO LET US KNOW ENSHE WAS TRYING TO PUT IT BEHIND HER. SHE TOOK TO INSTAGRAM SAYING I'M NOT WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. I AM WHAT I CHOSE TO BECOME. YEAH, WE WISH HER ALL THE VERY BEST AND THAT IS IT FROM US. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING FROM THE TEAM AND ME. I'M KATE RILEY. CNN NEWS IS NEXT.


>>> MUSCLE FLEXING NORTH KOREA HONORS ITS ARMY AS THE U.S. HOLDS JOINT MILITARY -- AND THERE IS NEW ACTIVITY AT THAT NUCLEAR SITE. >> ALSO POLITICALLY COMPROMISED MICHAEL FLYNN MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW. >> ROUGH RECEPTION, IVANKA TRUMP GETS BOOED AND HISS THE AT A SUMMIT IN GERMANY. THANKS FOR YOUR COMPANY I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. >> I'M AMARA WALKER AND THIS IS CNN TODAY. >>> A LOT TO GET TO. WE'RE GHEGT JUST IN TO CNN, WORD THAT THERE'S NEW ACTIVITY AT THE PYONGYANG NUCLEAR TESTING SITE AND WE'RE HEARING ABOUT NEW DIGGING WHICH A U.S. MILITARY OFFICIAL SUGGESTS A NUCLEAR TEST IS NOT EMINENT. >> LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO, NORTH KOREA RELEASING SCATHING NEW REMARKS AS WELL SMAMLAMMING TH U.S. THEY SAID THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORTS TO PRESSURE PYONGYANG WILL NEVER WORK AND IT WILL NEVER GIVE UP ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS. >> THE NORTH ALSO CALLED A U.S. PRESIDENT'S TALKS WITH THE AUN SECURITY COUNCIL A RISKY ACT THAT COULD LIGHT THE FUSE OF A TOTAL WAR. STATEMENT WENT ON TO SAY THERE IS A SAYING THAT THOSE THAT ARE FOUND OF PLAYING WITH FIRE ARE DEFINITE TOIND PARISH IN THE FLAMES. THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF THE U.S.
>> OUR WILL RELATIONSHIPLY IS FOLLOWING ALL OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS FOR US LIVE FROM PYONGYANG. A BIG DAY, ARMY DAY, AND A LOT OF ACTIVITY INCLUDING ARTILLERY DRILLS. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN HEARING. >> Reporter: A LOT OF FAST -- MOVING DEVELOP PENTZ AT A LOT IF THERE IS DIG OCCURRING AT THE SITE, IT WOULD MEAN A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS BUT IT WOULD PERHAPS MEAN AT LEAST FOR NOW NORTH KOREA'S HOLDING OFF ON THAT SICHLK NUCLEAR TEST. BUT THEIR SUPREME LEADER NOT HOLDING OFF ON OTHER PROVOCATIVE
ACTIVITIES. WE EXPECT IMAGES TO BE RELEASED -- THAT THERE WERE SBRAGSZ HERE IN PUNG YONG. PEOPLE PROJECTING CONFIDENCE SAYING THIS THEY'RE RELAXED AND ENJOY THEMSELVES DESPITE THE ESCALATING TENSIONS. ARMY DAY IN NORTH KOREA, THE 85th ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN'S AERM ARMY. ONE OF THE LARGEST STANDING ARMY'S IN THE WORLD. WE HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SIDE OF NORTH KOREA'S MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM IN THE SAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY HERE IN NORTH KOREA WHICH 3450E7BZ CITIZENS ARE ENJOYING A RARE DAY OFF AND ON DAYS LIKE THIS, LOTS OF DANCING
IN THE STREET. CAREFULLY COREAU GRAPHED DISPLAY OF NATIONAL PRIDE. THEY CALL IT SINGLE-HEARTEDLY UNITY. OTHERS SAY THEY MEN AND WOMEN HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. AS THEY DOESN'T A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF DEM SPRAIGS
ADMINISTRATION ON NORTH KOREA'S EAST COAST. KIM JONG-UN SHOWING FORCE OF A LARGE SCALE MILITARY DRILL LESS THAN TWO WEEKS OF THIS MINIMUM TEAR PRA RAID AND FAILED MISSILE LAUNCH. THEY SAY THESE NEW MISSILES COULD SOMEDAY CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEADS TO THE MAINLAND U.S. A GROWING ARSONAL PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED AGRAPHY THREAT TO THE WORLD. HE'S PUSHING THE U.N. SECURITY COUNSEL STOIL PUNISH NORTH KOREA
FOR VIOLATING U.N. RES LUGSZ. IN ITS OWN SHOW OF FORCE, THE U.S. DEPLOYED A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE TO SOUTH KOREA AS THE U.S., SOUTH KOREA, AND JAPAN CONDUCTED JOINT NAVAL DRILLS MONDAY. ALL THIS AS THE "USS CARL VINSON" MOVES CLOSER TO THE WATERS OF THE PENINSULA. THEY CONJURE MEMORIES FOR THIS NORTH KOREAN VETERAN. HE SPEAKS TO ME IN FROPTD OF THE U.S.S. PEB BLOW, A U.S. NAVY SPY SHIP THAT WAS CAPTURED. THE CARL VINSON AIRCRAFT CARRIER, WE ARE NOT AFRAID. JUST LIKE WE CAPTURED THIS ONE, WE CAN STHANK AIRCRAFT CARRIER. IT'S A THREAT PROMPTING THE PENTAGON TO STOP PROTOEKS VOEK ECONOMY THE U.S. ARE NOOERNZ WORRIED THAT YOU
MIGHT BE GOING TO WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES. >> IT'S AGRAPHY SITUATION HE SAYS BUT WE'RE READY TO CARRY OUT THREAT WITH ALL-OUT WAR AND NUCLEAR ATTACK. >> IN THIS MILL TAR RISED NATION, EVEN CIVILIANS EVER TOLD THEY MAY SOMEDAY HAVE TO PICK UP ARMS, EVEN ON DAYS OF CELEBRATION. CITIZENS SAY WAR WITH THE U. IS ALWAYS -- U.S. IS LOOMING ON THE HORIZON. >> Reporter: ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS BEING CALLED IN FOR A BRIEFING ON WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERS PERHAPS THE MOST PRESSING, URGENT SECURITY THREAT FACING THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW, THAT IS OF COURSE NORTH KOREA'S GROWING NUCLEAR PROGRAM. YOU HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKING ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AS A
GRAVE THREAT TO THE WHOLE WORLD. IT SEEMS AS IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY RIGHT NOW IS TO TRY TO RALLY SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST NORTH KOREA, NOT A UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTION BUT PERHAPS MORE ECONOMIC MEASURES AGAINST THIS COUNTRY. AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SPOKEN EXTENSIVELY HOPING THAT CHINAAL USE ITS ECONOMIC INFLUENCE RANGE REIN IN PING YANG. THEY BASICALLY THREATENED THE REGIME IF THEY DID CONDUCT THE SIXTH TEST THERE WOULD BE VERY SEVERE PENALTIES. HOW THIS WILL ALL DEVELOP AND YOU FOLD WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH BUT CERTAINLY A VERY BUSY WORK AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT NORTH KOREA'S GOING TO DO NEXT. >> ABSOLUTELY A LOT OF QUESTION MARKS THERE. WE THANK YOU FOR THAT LIVE FOR US IN POUNG PYONGYANG AND AS WILL WAS MENTIONING THIS RARE MIDDLE EASTING AT THE WHITE HOUSE ASKING ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS TO COME TO THE WHITE
HOUSE FOR THAT SPECIAL BRIEFING ON THE NORTH KOREAN THREAT. JASON CARROLL IS COVERING THIS LIVE FROM WASHINGTON. IT'S A RARE MEETING. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM IT. >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAD HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE STATUS QUO WITH NORTH KOREA CANNOT CONTINUE. PART OF THE REASON WHY HE'S CALLING THIS BRIEFING TOMORROW TO BRIEF THESE SENATORS HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE. ALREADY OFF GOT SOME ZRAT SENATORS WHO ARE ALL ARE THE QUESTIONING THE OPTICS OF HAVING U.S. SENATORS COME HERE AS OPPOSED TO HAVING A BRIEFING OUT ON THE HILL.
THE ADMINISTRATION PUTTING ALL THAT ASIDE SAYING THIS IS A NEW PRESIDENT DOING THINGS IN A DIV WAY. ALSO BASICALLY SAYING THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO RELY ON CHINA TO TRY TO REIN IN THE NORTH. >> OBVIOUSLY THE MORE THAT WE CAN SOLVE THIS DIPLOMATICALLY AND CONTINUE TO APPLY PRESSURE ON CHINA AND OTHER DOUNTS USE THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC TOOLS THOO THAT THEY HAVE TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF STABILIZATION IN THE REASON BUT ALSO TO TAMP DOWN THE THREAT THAT NORTH KOREA FACES, I THINK WE'VE SEEN VERY POSITIVE SIGNS WITH RESPECT TO A NATION LIKE CHINA. THE RELATIONSHIP THE PRESIDENT
BUILT WITH PRESIDENT XI DOWN IN MAR-A-LAGO IS DEFINITELY PAYING OFF DIVIDENDS. >> YOU HEARD SEAN SPICER SAYING TRYING TO DO THEY ALL CAN TO TAMP DOWN THE THREAT. YOU'VE GOT NIKKI HALEY SAYING DON'T GIVE THE U.S. A REASON TO FIGHT BUT CLEARLY WHAT YOU HAVE GOING BACK AND FORTH IS A LOT OF RHETORIC AND CRITICS OF THIS PRESIDENT SAY THEY'D LIKE TO SEE THE RHETORIC TONED DOWN. >> TRUMP IS SAYING KIM JONG-UN ISN'T AS STRONG AS HE SAYS IS HE. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE CONCERNED WHY WOULD HE BE POKING SOMEBODY THAT A LOT OF OBSERVERS SAY IS PARANOID TO BE BEGIN
WITH? >> PARANOID AND UNPREDICTABLE, MIGHT ADD. AND THE QUOTE IS I'M NOT SO SURE HE'S SO STRONG LIKE HE SAYS HE IS. I'M NOT SO SURE AT ALL. AND THEN YOU LOOK AGAIN AT WHAT NORTH KOREA IS PUTTING OUT A SPOKESMAN FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTRY PUT OUT A QUOTE SAYING THERE IS A IS SAYING THAT THOSE WHO ARE FOND OF PLAYING WITH FIRE ARE DEFINITE CONTINUED TO PARISH IN THE FLAMES. THE SED SAME COULD BE SAID OF THE U.S., ONCE AGAIN LOOKING FOR BOTH SIDES TO TONE DOWN ON THE RHETORIC HERE. >> ALL RIGHT. THANKS SO MUCH. JASON CARROLL THERE AT THE WHITE
HOUSE FOR US. >> THANK YOU, JASON. >>> TWO U.S. LAWMAKERS SAY DONALD TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW BY NOT PROPERLY DISCLOSING PAYMENTS FROM RUSSIA. >> THE TOP TWO MEMBERS OF THE OVERSOOIGT COMMITTEE CLASSIFY DOCUMENTS AS EXTREMELY TROUBLE. LET'S HEAD OUT TO THE WASHINGTON WITH THAT. IT WAS INTERESTING LANG WAGE SORT OF SAYING NOT THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BROKEN THE LAW BUT THEY COULDN'T SEE THAT HE HNLT.
>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT. ONE CONGRESSMAN SAYING PERHAPS HE MAY HAVE ACCUMULATED FELONY, SOMETHING THAT COULD ACTUALLY BE SUBJECT TO FINES AND MAYBE EVEN PRISON TIME FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS IF A JUDGE WERE TO FIND HIM GUILTY OF BREAKING THE LAW. NOW, THIS COMES AS MICHAEL FLYNN NOW IS THE CENTER OF A NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS ON CAPITOL HILL INTO THE ISSUE OF RUSSIA AND RUSSIA MEDDLING. AND EARLIER TODAY ONE TOP REPUBLICAN TELLING ME THAT HE WILL NOT GET IMMUNITY BE IN EXCHANGE FOR TESTIFYING BEFORE THEIR PANELS. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER HE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE
RAISED BY TODAY'S REVELATIONS. >> THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM. >> NEW PROBLEMS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE OVER RUSSIA. TONIGHT, A TOP REPUBLICAN SUGGESTING THE PRESIDENT'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW. >> FROM WHAT YOU'VE SEEN SO FAR, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MICHAEL FLYNN BROKE THE LAW FROM EITHER NOT DISCLOSING IT, THESE PAYMENTS ON HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE OR NOT GETTING PERMISSION FORGETTING THESE FOREIGN PAYMENTS? >> PERSONALLY, I SEE NO INFORMATION, NO DATA TO SUPPORT THE NOTION THAT GENERAL FLYNN COMPLIED WITH THE LAW. >> I SEE NO EVIDENCE THAT HE
ACTUALLY DID THAT. >> AS A FORMER MILITARY OFFICER, MICHAEL FLYNN WAS SPOEGSED TO GET PERMISSION FROM DEFENSE OFFICIALS FOR PAYMENTS THAT HE RECEIVED FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. THE LAW REQUIRED HIM TO LIST THOSE PAYMENTS ON HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE PAPERWORK LAST YEAR, INCLUDING MORE THAN $500,000 IN TURK IS FEES, AND $45,000 IN FOOEG FEES FOR A SPEECH IN MOSCOW. DURING THAT SAME TRIP, FLYNN WAS -- PUTIN AT A FANCY DINNER. NOW HOUSE LAWMAKERS SAY FLYNN MAY HAVE KNOWINGLY FALSIFIED OR CONCEALED INFORMATION ON HIS FARMS. A FELONY. >> AND YOU THINK THAT THIS COULD
BE PUNISHABLE BY UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON YOU SAID? >> I THINK IT DEFINITE -- THAT'S WHY I CITED THE CODE. BUT THAT'S GOT TO BE LEFT UP TO OTHERS TO DECIDE IF THE WE JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HIS EXPOSURE IS. >> IN A STATEMENT, FLYNN'S ATTORNEY ROBERT COUNTERED AND SAID HIS CLIENT BRIEFED THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY EXTENSIVELY BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE TRIP. BUT SOURCES TELL CNN THAT FLYNN DID NOT DISCLOSE THAT HE WAS PAID A FEE FOR THE TRIP AS REQUIRED. AND TODAY, A NEW QUESTION,
WHETHER FLYNN TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THESE PAYMENTS AS HE WAS VETTED TO BECOME TRUMP'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. THE WHITE HOUSE DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS MARK SHORT SAID IN A LETTER THAT IT WOULD NOT PROVIDE SOME DOCUMENTS ABOUT FLYNN BECAUSE THEY WERE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE WON'T SAY IF FLYNN BROKE THE LAW. >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE FILLED OUT OR WHAT HE DID OR DID NOT DO. >> THE TOP DEMOCRAT IN THE
SENATE DECLINED TO RULE OUT PUSHING OUT A SUBPOENA TO FORCE FLYNN TO TESTIFY. >> THESE ARE EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY TROUBLING ALLEGATIONS TODAY. >> WILL IT BE NECESSARY TOISH A SUSPECT? >> WELL, WE'LL SEE. >> AND THE GOP CHAIRMAN THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SETZ PANEL WANTS TO QUESTION FLYNN. FLYNN'S ROLE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE
HIGHLIGHTED NEXT MONTH WHEN A SENATE PANEL HEARS TESTIMONY FROM SALLY YATES WHO WARNED TRUMP OFFICIALS THAT FLYNN COULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BLACKMAIL. >> WHAT ABOUT SALLY YATES AND HER SAYING THAT MICHAEL FLYNN COULD HAVE BEEN SUSCEPTIBLE TO RUSSIAN BLACKMAIL? >> WE WILL ASK HER AURL THE QUESTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA, WHAT SHE KNEW ABOUT TRUMP TIES, WAS THERE ANY ADMINISTRATION EFFORT UNMASK PEOPLE FOR PO POLITICAL PURPOSES, WE'RE GOING TO GET TO ALL THINGS RUSSIA IN TERMS OF WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION DID AND WHAT RUSSIA DID.
>> NOW, DESPITE ALL THESE INVESTIGATIONS ON CAPITOL HILL, ACTUALLY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC LARGELY SUPPORTS THAT THESE INQUIRIES ON RUSSIA BE TAKEN OUT OF CONGRESS'S HANDS AND HAVE AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTOR NAMED TO INVESTIGATE IT. NEW POLL ACTUALLY SHOEK ROUGHLY 75% OF VOTERS WANT TO GO THIS ROUTE. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESS HAVE REJECT THE AND ALSO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID NO TO ONE PERSON WHO COULD MAKE THAT DECISION IS ROD ROSENSTEIN. HE'S THE NUMBER TWO AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HE WAS JUST
CONFIRMED AN HOUR AGO TO BE CONFIRMED AS THE NUMBER TO AND I'LL MAKE THE DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TO NAME AN INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR BUT HE'S NOT NO COMMITMENTS ABOUT THAT JUST YET. >> I HAVE TO ASK YOU, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL OF THE SPOKE SURROUNDING MICHAEL FLYNN, HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE GET THIS NATIONAL SECURITY JOB? I MEAN WLAR DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VETTING PROCESS BY THE TRUMP TEAM?
IS THERE NO STREAMLINED VET PROCESS FOR INCOMING ADMINISTRATIONS? >> THAT'S AN OPEN QUESTION. I MEAN, THE SEAN SPICER, THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN DID NOT GET INTO DETAIL ABOUT THE VET PROCESS, WAS DEFENSIVE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT TODAY. AND AS WE KNOW, MICHAEL FLYNN GREW VERY CLOSE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, THEN CANDIDATE TRUMP ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, DEFINITING HIM, ATTACKING HILLARY CLINTON OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND THAT'S ONE REASON WHY THAT DONALD TRUMP TRUSTED MICHAEL FLYNN AND PUT HIM IN THIS POSITION AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.
THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT THEY DID THE VETTING PROCESS PROPERLY. >> ALL RIGHT. AS YOU ALWAYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THIS IS A STORY THAT WILL GO ON AND ON. THANK YOU. THE. >>> LET'S GO TO BERLIN NOW WHERE ONE OF THE WORD'S MOST POWERFUL LEADERS WELCOMES ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE MOUS WHITE HOUSE. >> THEY SAT DOWN AT A WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT BUT NOT EVERYONE WAS WELCOMING OF THE FIRST DAUGHTER. KATE DEN NET HAS THE STORY.
>> Reporter: IVANKA TRUMP STARTED A WHIRLWIND DAY IN BERLIN WITH AN ESTEEMED PANEL FOR A DISCUSSION ON WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT. >> WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING YOUR FATHER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OR YOUR BUSINESS? >> WELL, CERTAINLY NOT THE LATTER, AND I AM RATHER UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS ROLE AS WELL AS IT IS QUITE NEW TO ME. >> THE EVENT QUICKLY TURNED INTO A GRILLING OVER HER FATHER'S POLICY AND HIS PAST COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN. >> HE'S BEEN A TREMENDOUS CHAMPION OF SUPPORTING FAMILIES AND ENABLING THEM TOM THRIVE. AND THE NEW REALITY, YOU WILL. >> THE PRESIDENT'S TOFRP TOP ADVISER RECEIVING LOUD HISSES AND SOME BOOS FROM THE CROWD. IVANKA LATER TOLD REPORTERS,
QUOTE, POLITICS IS POLITICS, I'M USED TO IT, IT'S FINE. BUT THEN MORE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON FOREIGN POLICY. WHEN ASKED WHETHER THEY INFLUENCED HER FATHER'S DECISION TO BOMB SYRIA, THE FIRST DAUGHTER SAID, QUOTE, THAT WOULD BE A FLAWED INTERPRETATION ADDING THAT THE DECISION WAS, QUOTE, INCREDIBLY WELL INFORMED AND ADVISED AT EVERY LEVEL. HER VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF ANGELA MERKEL COMES JUST WEEKS AFTER A RATHER CHILLING FIRST MEETING BETWEEN MERKEL AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE INVITATION, AN OFFER PERHAPS TO WARM RELATIONS WITH GERMANY WHERE MEDIA HAS DEEMED IVANKA, QUOTE, THE FIRST WHISPERER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW WILL AS SHE PLAYED THE ROLE OF CHIEF DIPLOMAT TOURING A TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL WHERE SHE JOKED ABOUT COFFEE. IVANKA WHO CONVERTED TO JUDAISM BEFORE SHE MARRIED HER HUSBAND JARED KUSHNER THEN TOURED THE BERLIN
BERLIN HOLOCAUST MEM CAL. THE PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH CHANCE LA MERKEL ON THE EVERYBODY OF HER TRIP AND SHE WILL CAP HER DAY BY DINING WITH THE GERMAN LEADER, AN OPPORTUNITY NO DOOUBT DOUBT TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON
HER FATHER'S BEHALF JUST AS HE GEARS UP TO VISIT EUROPE NEXT MONTH. >> NOW, WHETHER OR NOT THIS VISIT TO GERMANY HELPED SORT OF WARM THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HER FATHER AND ANGELA MERKEL FOR HIS VISIT TO EUROPE NEXT MONTH, TIME WILL TELL WHETHER THAT'S THE ISSUE. BUT IVANKA IS GETTING HER FEET WET ON THIS GLOBAL STAGE AND SHE DID A HEALTHY JOB TODAY CONSIDERING THE ONE LITTLE BLIP HOME E HOPEFULLY IT SAY SIGN OF WHAT COULD BE HER ROLE HERE FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRAVELING ABROAD BEING A
MOUTHPIECE AND SURROGATE FOR HER DAD IN HIS ADMINISTRATION. WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> ALL RIGHT. THANKS TO KATE BEP KNIT FOR THAT. UP NEXT HERE ON CNN WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO HELP WORKERS SUFFERING IN DIRE LIVING CONDITIONS. >> YOU'RE WATCHING CNN TODAY. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.


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>>> CNN'S FREEDOM PROJECT HEADS TO BRAZIL TO LOOK AT THE TRAGEDY OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY '. >> THEY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON FARMERS WHO ABUSE WORKERS WHO ARE FORCING THEM TOM LIVE IN HORRIFIC CONDITIONS AND NO PAY. >> Reporter: IN THIS SMALL TOWN, THE STREETS TURN INTO MOD MUD AND LAUNDRY FLAPS IN THE BRUISE. BUT FOR THIS FAMILY, IT'S A LITTLE PATCH OF PARADISE. IT'S SATURDAY LUNCHTIME WHEN WE VISIT. VISIT THIS FAMILY FEAST ON RICE, BEANS, AND FRIED LIVER, THE KIND OF NORMAL LIFE THEY TELL US THAT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. >> Translator: I WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME HERE AT HOME, MAYBE LINE UP A LITTLE SOMETHING CLOSE TO MY FAMILY.
THERE WOULD BE NOTHING BETTER THAN THAT. >> Reporter: WE MET HIM AND SOME OF HIS FAMILY THREE DAYS EARLIER IN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES. ONE OF BRAZIL'S FOREIGN MOBILE UNITS TASKED WITH CRACK DOWN ON LABOR EXPLOITATION AROUND THE COUNTRY FOUND THEM LIVING AND WORKING ON A NEARBY RANCH. THEY TELL INSPECTORS THEY HAVEN'T RECEIVED MONEY FOR TWO YEARS. >> Translator: THEY SLEEP HERE. THE CORRAL IS RIGHT HERE NEXT TO THEM. IS THE SHOOUT WHERE THE CAT WILLING ARE REMOVED AND PUT ON TRACKS.
BASICALLY SLEEPING LIKE ANIMALS. >> THE MATTRESS THAT HE AND HIS WIFE SHARE BELOW THE CATTLE CHUTE SURROUNDED BY POOLS OF FETED MUD. SINCE HE'S A FENCE MAKER SAYS THEY HAVE TO BUY THEIR OWN TOOLS AND INSTEAD OF SALARIES, THE RANCH OWNER PAYS THEM IN FOOD AND ACOWSED THEM OF OWING HIM MONEY. >> Translator: WE GET UP EARLY. BY 7:00 QUEER ALREADY WORKING. WE COME BACK FOR LUNCH THEN WE GO OUT AGAIN UNTIL 5:00 OR 5:30, EVERY DAY THAT'S OUR WORK. AT THE END WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY, WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING. >> Reporter: HE SAYS HE COULDN'T
LEAVE BECAUSE HE FEARED FOR HIS FAMILY. MA TA OES IS JUST 16, HE MENDS FENCES. >> Translator: YOU PULL OUT THE WIRES, DIG HOLES, YOU PUT IN THE POSTS, THE WORK COVERS THE FOOD. >> Reporter: THE TASK FORCE COM COMPRISED OF FEDERAL KPLIS POLICE AND PROSECUTORS SAYING SAY IT'S ONE OF THE WORST CASES THEY'VE SEEN IN YEARS. THEY'RE EVEN FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES. >> Translator: WE FOUND PROOF OF PEOPLE LIVING IN ANIMAL PENS WITHOUT MATTRESSES AND TOXIC PEST SIDES NEAR THE LOCATION WHERE'S THEY WERE. I'M CONFIDENT I HAVE ENOUGH
EVIDENCE TO TAKE THEM TO JUSTICE. >> Reporter: THE JUDGE IS REVIEWING THE CHARGES. THE FIRST PRIORITY, HOWEVER, REMOVING THE FAMILY FROM THE RANCH. THEY LOAD UP A TRUCK WITH THEIR FEW VALUABLES. >> Translator: WHEN I LEFT THERE, MY HEART OPENED UP IF THE WAS A PLEASURE TO GET BACK TO MY HOUSE WITH MY FAMILY. SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED. >> Reporter: A HOUSE THAT HE FLENTS TOWN FOR HIS YOUNGEST CHILDREN PAID FOR WITH HIS GOVERNMENT PENSION. >> Translator: I WENT TO PICK UP MY SON. HE WAS SLEEPING WHEN I ARRIVED AND I PICKED HIM UP.
>> Translator: I DRINK CHILLED WATER SINGS YOU THERE CAN'T, THERE ISN'T ANY. WE'VE JUST BEEN WATCHING MOVIES SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE A TV THERE. Reporter: BEST NEWS COMES A FEW DAYS LATER WHEN THE RANCH OWNER'S FAMILY AGREED TO PAY ROUGHLY $38,000 IN BACK WAGES AND PENALTIES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING. MONEY THEY'LL TUESDAY FINALLY BUY A HOUSE OF THEIR SEWNOWN. A SAFE HAVEN FOR THEIR FUTURE. >>> AND TOMORROW MEET THE DOMINICAN FRYER ON THE FRONT LINES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST
LABOR EXPLOITATION IN THE APPLE OZONE. SLAVERY IS A SYSTEM AND IT HAS SEVERAL ROOTS, IMPUNITY, GREED, VULNERABILITY, MISERY. IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS AT THE SAME TIME ALL OF IT, YOU WILL HAVE PROBLT PROBABLY THE SAME PERSONS COMING BACK TO THE SAME CYCLE OF ENSLAVEMENT. >> FIGHTING TO RESCUE THE WORKERS EXPLOITED BRAZIL'S GRASS-FED BEEF TOMORROW ON THE CNN FREEDOM PROJECT. >>> FAMILY AND FRIENDS MOURNING AN 11-MONTH-OLD GIRL IN THIGH LAND AFTER HER HORRIFIC MURDER WAS STREAMED ON FACEBOOK LIVE. >> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS AGAIN IT'S EXTRAORDINARY. WE'VE GOT WARN YOU THE DETAILS
OF THIS STORY OBVIOUSLY DISTURBING. POLICE BELIEVE THAT THE CHILD'S FATHER WAS PAIRN PARNRANOID WIFE WOULD LEAVE HIM AND DID NOT LOVE HIM. >> THE MAN WAS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO SECURING A ROPE AROUND THE CHILE'S NECK AND THEN DROPPING HER FROM THE TOP OF AN ABANDONED BUILDING. THEY SAY HE LATER COMMITTED SUICIDE. THE VIDEO CLIPS OF THE CHILD'S MURDER WERE ON FACEBOOK FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE IT WAS REMOVED. >> AND THAT IS WHAT IS CONCERNING PEOPLE YET AGAIN. A FACEBOOK SPOKESMAN SAYS THIS, QUOTE, THIS IS AN APPALLING
INCIDENT AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE FOR ACTS OF THI KIND ON FACEBOOK AND THE FOOTAGE HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED. NOW, JUST LAST WEEK YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THE FATAL SHOOTING OF A MAN IN THE U.S. STATE OF OHIO WAS ON FACEBOOK FOR TWO HOURS BEFORE CONVENIENT WALLY BEING TAKEN DOWN. >> YOU'RE WATCHING CNN TODAY. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS.

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>>> AND WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO CNN TODAY. I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. >> I'M AMARA WALKER. TIME NOW TO GET STRAIGHT TO OUR TOP STORIES ANT THOM LAWMAKERS ON THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE SAY DONALD TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW BY NOT PROPERLY DISCLOSING PAYMENTS FROM RUSSIA. >> THAT NEWS AFTER THEY REVIEWED MICHAEL FLYNN FOR A SECURITY CLEARANCE. WHITE HOUSE ADVISER OF IVANKA TRUMP SPOKE AT A WOMEN'S ECONOMIC AND EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT ON TUESDAY. >> ANGELA MERKEL PERMANENTLY EXTEND THE INVITATION TO THE FIRST DAUGHTER.
SHE WAS MET BY BOOS AND HISSES AT ONE POINT DURING THE EVENT WHEN SHE TRIED TO DEFEND HER FATHER'S STANCE ON WOMEN'S ISSUE.
AND THE U.S. MILITARY SEEING A LOT OF NEW ACTIVITY AT THE NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR SITE AT THE FORM OF BIGGING KNEW A TUNNEL ENTRANCE. >> BUT THEY SAID IT MIGHT ACTUALLY SUGGEST THAT A NUCLEAR TEST IS NOT EMNEPT BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING WORK THERE THE 'THE MONITORING GROUP 38 NORTH RECENTLY SAID PYONGYANG WAS PRIEMD AND READY FOR NUCLEAR TEST NUMBER SIX. BACK IN WASHINGTON THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARING TO HOST ALL 100 SENATORS AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT NORTH KOREA. >> REPUBLICAN JIM RISH IS ONE OF THE SENATORS WHO ARE WILL BE
ATTENDING. HE IS ON THE FOREIGN RELATIONS AND ZBELS INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES COMING TO US FROM CNN WASHINGTON. SENATOR, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> THIS IS A RARE MEETING WHERE YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT SUM ONNING THE ENTIRE CONGRESS TO THE WHITE HOUSE. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AND SHOULD NORTH KOREA BE ALORMD BY THIS? >> WELL, I DON'T THINK NORTH KOREA SHOULD BE ALARMED ANYMORE THAN THEY ARE. BUT, LOOK, THIS IS A SERIOUS SITUATION ON THE KOREAN
PENINSULA RIGHT NOW, AND I THINK AT THE VERY LEAST THIS OUGHT TO UNDERSCORE FOR NORTH KOREA THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS WATCHING THIS VERY CLOSELY, THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS IS MONITORING THIS VERY CLOSELY, AND AS HAS BEEN SAID, ALL EYES R ON THE TABLE. OUR PREFERENCE IS TO HAVE A DIPLOMATIC RESOLUTION TO THIS. WE NEED ALL THE COUNTRIES IN THE REGION INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY CHINA WHO HAS A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTH KOREA, HAS HAD FOR A LONG TIME. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE LEVERAGE ON NORTH KOREA, TO RACHET BACK THEIR NUCLEAR AMBITIONS.
THEIR AMBITIONS ARE GOING TO GET THEM IN SERIOUS TROUBLE IF THEY CONTINUE. >> THEY SAID ON MONDAY THAT THE U.S. IS LOOKING FOR A FIGHT WITH NORTH KOREA BUT WARNED PYONGYANG NOT TO GIVE US A REASON TO HAVE ONE.
I'M CURIOUS, THEN YOU'VE GOT THE PRESIDENT SAYING THINGS LIKE KIM JONG-UN MIGHT NOT BE AS STRONG HE'S SAYS HE IS KIND OF POKING THE BEAR A LITTLE BIT. I'M CURIOUS, WHAT COULD TO YOU WOULD BE A REASON FOR A FIGHT? >> WELL, NO ONE FROM OUR SITE WANDS A FIGHT BY ANY STRETCH, BUT I THINK WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES IS THE SAFETY AND THE SECURITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND WE TAKE THAT VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY. WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT NOW, HE'S ALREADY DEMONSTRATED IN 100 DAYS THAT -- THAT HE HAS THE
WILL POWER AND HAS THE ABILITY TO DID WHAT'S NECESSARY, USING A FORCE IF NECESSARY. AND WHEN YOU HAVE A COUNTRY LIKE NORTH KOREA THAT'S IN ABSOLUTE VIOLATION OF THE NATURAL ORDER OF THE WORLD AND THE RESOLUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT OUT BY THE U.N., PROEZ MOATING AND ATTEMPTING TO -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND DOING IT IN THE FASHION THEY'RE DOING IT AND USING THE THREATS THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT AS FAR AS UNITED STATES IS CONCERNED, YOU KNOW, WHAT HAPPENS IS NOT GOING TO BE OUR FOULT FAULT. WE DO NOT WANT A FIGHT ON THIS. >> YOU KNOW, SPEAKING OF POKING THE BEAR, AS MICHAEL HOLMES IS
DESCRIBING IT, WE'VE BEEN SEEING AND HEARING A LOT OF CHEST THUMPING, ESCALATING RHETORIC ON BOTH SIDES THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE TO FINALLY SOLVE AND THE STATUS QUO IN NORTH KOREA IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE. ARE YOU CONCERNED AT ALL WITH THIS ESCALATING RHETORIC THAT THIS MIGHT BACK HIM INTO A CORNER AND LEAD TO A MISCALCULATION ON KIM JONG MMRMM UNHIMSELF? >> MISCALCULATIONS ARE ALWAYS OF KESH AND GIVEN THE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY WE'VE SEEN OF KIM JONG-UN, IT IS EVEN MORE SO HERE.
IT SHOULD BE OF CONCERN TO EVERYONE WHAT WE DO SEEMS TO GET HIM RILED. THE PLAYER IN THIS SHOULD BE THE CHINESE. YOU KNOW, THE CHINESE HAVE HAD A LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTH KOREA, THEY'VE CONSIDERED THE NORTH KOREA AN ALLY FOR A LONG TIME. KIM JONG-UN'S FATHER AND GRANDFATHER WERE VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH THE CHINESE. THE CHINESE HAD INFLUENCE OVER THEM, NOT SO MUCH WITH THE SON. I THINK THE CHINESE HAVE GROWN VERY IMPATIENT WITH WHAT'S GOING ON ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. THEY DON'T WANT INSTABILITY ANYMORE THAN THE UNITED STATES WANTS INSTABILITY. THEY NEED 10 TO GAUGE IN THIS
AND THEY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO ENGAGE IN THIS BECAUSE WHAT WE SAY AND DO MAY NOT HELP THE SITUATION BUT WHAT THE CHINESE SAY AND DO WILL VERY, VERY MUCH INFLUENCE NORTH KOREA. THEY HAVE CONTROL OVER THIS. >> SO THEY CONTROL THE PICKSP HE'S PRAISING CHINA NOW, WHAT IS THE STRATEGY AT THE MOMENT, APART FROM WARNINGS AND RHETORIC AND CALLS FOR CHINA TO DO MORE, IS THERE A DIPLOMATIC TRACK? IS THERE ANYBODY THAT'S GOING TO PICK UP THE PHONE AT SOME POINT? >> THE DIPLOMATIC TRACK IS THE PREFERRED TRACK. AND MY POINT IS THAT I TRIED TO MAKE IS THAT THE DE 7 DIPLOMACY
CAME OUT OF CHINA. >> BUT THEY'VE BEEN HESITANT ABOUT PUTTING TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA BECAUSE THE LAST THING THEY WANT IS FOR THAT COUNTRY TON COLLAPSE. SO GOING THE CHINA ROUTE HAS RESTRAINTS AND IT HASN'T WORKED -- ADMINISTRATION. SO ARE YOU HOPEFUL THAT IT WILL WORK THIS TIME AROUND LEANING ON CHINA? >> YOU ASKED ME ON MY OPINION FOR THE PREFERRED ROUTE. THE PREFERRED ROUTE IS THREW CHINA.
IT'S THE CHINESE THAT DO HAVE THE INFLUENCE OVER THE NORTH KOREANS. AND THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT AND THE CHINESE TAUR BEING TO EACH OTHER REGULARLY AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE FREQUENTLY, PARTICULARLY ON THIS ISSUE, IS A VERY, VERY GOOD SIGN. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE. REALLY APPRECIATE YOU COMING ON THE SHOW, SENATOR. THANK >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>> AFTER A DECADE OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT, A REGION OF MALAYSIA LOOKS BEYOND PROMISING. >> I HEAD WE'RE GOINGA
LOOK AT MALAYSIA'S NEW POWERHOUSE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BAC


. >>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. A JEWELLER IN TOKYO WILL MARK 40th ANNIVERSARY OF ""STAR WARS"" IN GUILD WILL FASHION. >> HE DESIGNED THIS 15 KILL LOW GRAM SCULPTURE OF DARTH VAD DORE. THE MASK GOES ON SALE MAY 4th
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ""STAR WARS" DAY ". >> BECAUSE, DARTH VADTOR. IF YOUR MASK SOUFT YOUR DUGT, THE JEWELLER WILL ALSO MAKE COMEM MORE RATETIVE COINS FROM 1200 TO $11,000, THAT'S ALL. >> IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THAT. >> WOW. >> WHEN YOU THINK OF A COUNTRY IN TRANSITION, SOMETIMES IT IS BEST TO START FROM SCRATCH AND BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP. >> IN MALAYSIA THERE'S NO BETTER EXAMPLE OF THIS THAN ISKANDAR. CNN'S RICHARD QUEST WITH DETAILS ON TODAY'S MADE IN MALAYSIA. >> DRIVE THREE HOURS SOUTH FROM
KUALA LUMPUR. AND I DISCOVER A VAST SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONE. ISKANDAR IS ON A SCALE RARELY SEEN IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD, AND IS UNIQUE NOT ONLY FOR THE SHEER AMOUNT OF CONSTRUCTION, BUT ALSO IT'S THE TIP OF MALAYSIA AND JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SINGAPORE CAUSEWAY. >> THE WHOLE POINT IS REALLY ABOUT CREATING A REGION THAT WILL STUP U SUPPORT THE NATION'S VISION OF WANTING TO BECOME A DEVELOPED NATION. >> THE AREA ALONE IS THREE TIMES THAT OF SINGAPORE. THIS IS A PLAN THAT SO FAR HAS BEEN A DECADE IN THE MAKING, BACKED BY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
AT WHAT POINT DOES THIS WHOLE PROJECT START TO BECOME SELF-GENERATING? CLEARLY THE QUESTION FOR THE MAN THAT'S BEEN OVERSEEING ISKANDAR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. >> WE HAVE ACTUALLY ACHIEVED -- IT'S HALF GROWTH NOW. >> WHO'S GOING TO BUY ALL THIS PROPERTY? >> YOU SEE, AT THIS MOMENT WE HAVE ABOUT 1.8 MILLION OF POPULATION. WE FORECAST OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS THE POPULATION WILL REACH 3 MILLION. >> THERE ARE SOME UNEXPECTED INDUSTRIES THAT HAVE CHOSE TONE MAKE THEIR HOME HERE. LOOK, LET ME BE POLITE.
WHY BOTHER BEING POLITE. WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE AND WE'VE GOT. VAST FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIO. WHAT GIVES? >> I THINK FIRST OF ALL NOWHERE IS RELATIVE BECAUSE WE ARE TEN MINUTES FROM THE SINGAPORE BORDER. >> PINE WOOD THE BRITISH FILM STUDIO HOME TO CHARACTERS SUCH AS GRAIMZ JAMES BOND AND HEARA POTTER AND NOW THEY HAVE THE LARGEST PRODUCTION HERE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, HERE, YES, IN ISKANDAR. WHERE ARE WE, SIR? >> WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN CHINA. >> REALLY?
>> THAT'S WHAT THE STORY SAYS. >> ON THE OLD SET OF A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, QUOTE MARCO POLO" IT WAS STOET USE THE FACILITIES HERE AND TO ENJOY THE 30% REBATE ON EXPENSES THAT MALAYSIA OFFERS FOR ALL FILM PRODUCTION. THIS STUDIO PROJECT IS EITHER A STROKE OF GENIUS OR A $100 MILLION INDULGENCE. >> NOBODY NEW ABOUT THE FILMS IF YOU LOOK AT TODAY, THE LATEST GREAT WALL IT'S 150 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS. THAT'S A HOLLYWOOD BUDGET. IF WE BRING IN THE PRODUCTION HERE, THEY WOULD BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE SHOOTING IN MALAYSIA THAN IF THEY WOULD IN NEW YORK. >> AND THAT WILL DO DOH IT FOR US.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THE PROGRAM I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. >> AND AMARA WALKER. "WORLD SPORT" IS NEXT AND OF COURSE WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK IN 15 MINUTES FOR MORE CNN TODAY.


>>> WELCOME TO "WORLD SPORT" I'M KATE RILEY AT CNN CENTER. HAVING SUFFERED TWO LOSSES IN THEIR LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES, CHELSEA TOOK TO THE PITCH ON TUESDAY IN DANGER OF LETTING A ONCE UNASSAILABLE LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE SLIP AWAY. BLUES WERE HOME TO SOUTHAMPTON AND BEGAN WITH CLEAR INTENTIONS. JUST SIX MINUTES IN, THIS HIS 15th GOAL OF THE SEASON, HIS BEST EVER TALLY. SOUTHAMPTON STRUCK BACK BUT JUST BEFORE THE BREAK THEY PUT THEM BACK IN FRONT DWO-1. DY AA SCORED IN THE SECOND HALF IN THE DYING MINUTES, GRABBED HIS 50th AND 50 FIRST BUT CHELSEA WITH SOME INCREDIBLE FOOT WORK.
CHELSEA ANNOUNCED SEVEN POINTS CLEAR OF SPURS WHO DO STILL HAVE A GAME IN HAPPENED, BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT. SPURS ARE AWAY ON WEDNESDAY TO SOUTH LONDON AT CRYSTAL PALACE. JUST DAYS AFTER AN HE PICK EL CLASSCO, BARCELONA CLOSED THEIR STANDINGS 3-2 WIN OVER MADRID. SPAIN'S TOP TWO TEAMS ARE BACK IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY AS THE RACE FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE REACHES ITS FINAL TWO MATCHES. CURRENTLY BARS LONE APRIL SET ABOVE MADRID BUT THEY HAVE A CRUCIAL GAME AT HAND. ON PAPER GOJ GAMES ON WEDNESDAY SHOULD BE EASY WINS BUT WITH JUST 5 FIVE GAMES LEFT FOR BARS LONE AND SIX FOR RAYAL, ONE SLIP
UP FOR MADRID COULD MEAN BOTH TEAMS FINISH LEVEL ON POINTS WHICH WOULD MEAN THEY WOULD WIN THE TITLE WITH THE BETTER HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD. RAYIAL'S COACH PLOOEFZ BELIEVE THEY'RE STILL IN THE DRIVER SEAT. >> Translator: IT WAS A MATCH BETTER NOT TO THE LOSE WE LOST THREE POINTSDS AND TOMORROW WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITITOR THREE MORE AGAIN. WE HAVE THREE POINTS TO PLAY FOR AND WE ARE ONLY THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW'S MATCH. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS, BUT WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN SAID, IT SEEMS LIKE BARCELONA IS GOING TO WIN LA LIGA AND US, REAL DRID ARE WORTHLESS. YOU KNOW AND I KNOW PERFECTLY THAT'S NOT THE FACE.
>> WELL A BIT OF BAD NEWS FOR REAL DRID FANS, GARETH BALE WILL MISS SEVERAL GAMES WITH WHAT THEY'RE CALLING A GRADE TWO CALF INJURY. THERE'S NO DEFINITE DATE AS TO WHEN HE WILL BE BACK BUT HE WILL MISS THE SEMIFINAL NEXT TUESDAY. COMING UP NEXT ON THE SHOW, ACCOUNT CLEVELAND CAVALIERS GET BACK-TO-BACK KPPSS? BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIP? WE DISCUSS THAT NEXT AND WHO CAN GO ALL THE WAY


>>> THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ARE THE SECOND TEAM TO WIN THEIR OPENING SERIES. THEY JOIN THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IN THE NEXT ROUND AND ALL WITHOUT STEVE KERR. THE WARRIORS MADE A FAST START TO GAME FOUR AGAINST THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS. THEY SKORDS A RECORD EQUALING 45 POINTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER ALONE. STEPH CURRY RACKED UP 37 POINTS
IN JUST HALF AN HOUR OF COURT TIME AS GOLDEN STATE CLINCHED 128-103 VICTORY. IT'S A 4-0 SWEEP AS WELL. COACH KERR WAS THERE MONDAY NIGHT BEHIND THE SCENES BUT IS OEFBLLY OFF DUTY ARISING FROM HIS BACK SURGERY. >> WE ARE THINKING ABOUT COACH AND THAT HE GETS BETTER AND, YOU KNOW, HE'S -- YOU COULD TELL HE'S KIND OF, YOU KNOW, FORCING HIS WAY TO BE AROUND AND, YOU KNOW, HE WANTS TO BE AROUND THE TEAM BUT YOU COULD TELL HE'S STILL HURT A BIT. AND, YOU KNOW, BUT THAT'S -- THIS IS HOW UNSELFISH HE IS AND
HE ALWAYS THINKS ABOUT THE GROUP. >> I THINK HE SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE SELFISH WITH HIS TIME AND HIS BODY, BUT HE WANTS TO BE AROUND THE GROUP AND GLAD WE GOT TO HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND PRACTICE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT HE GETS BETTER AND WE'VE ALL GOT HIS BACK.
>> THE TORONTO RAPTORS AND THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS ARE COMPETING FOR THE HONOR OF PLAYING THE NBA CHAMPIONS NEXT. 118-93 WIN FRIDAY NIGHT. THEY RAPTORS CAME BACK IN THE SECOND HALF. DENNIS SCHRODER HAD A LOT OF POINTS IN THIS GAME. AND WON IT. I SPOKE TO THE NBC ANALYST ABOUT DETHROWNING KING JAMES FROM THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS. >> YOU NEVER KNOW. THE EASTERN CONFERENCE WAS SUPPOSE DOLLARS TO BE A LITTLE
BIT OF A TOUGHER GO FOR LeBRON THIS YEAR. BUT AS IT TURNS OUTS AND WE'VE GOTTEN INTO THE FLAOFFS, HE HAS TAKE TEN TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THEY CALL IT FLIP A SWITCH. THE LeBRON JAMES HAS INCREASED HIS STATISTICS ACROSS THE BOARD IN POST SEASON. IN POSTSEASON 33 POINTS A GAME, NINE ASSISTS, TWO ROW BOUNDS AND THAT'S PART OF THE REASON THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THROUGH FOUR GAMES AND ADVANCE PAST THE PACERS. I THINK GOING INTO THE FINALS I FELT THEIR THREAT COULD BE THE BOSTON CELTICS OR THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS. BUT AT THIS POINT BOTH THOSE TEAMS LOOK MORE VULNERABLE. THE CAVS BY FINISHING THEIR SERIES WILL NOW HAVE PLENTY OF REST NOEFRMT ROUND AND THEY HAVE
LeBRON WHO IS SO GO WITH HIS FORMER PLAYER AWARDS AND HIS THREE RINGS AS A CHAMPION, THAT I THINK SOMETIMES HE'S OVERLOOKED IN HIS GREATNESS. I THINK WE'VE COME TO EXPECT THIS SO MUCH THAT WE'RE NOT AS DAZ WILL BY SEEING HIS PERFORMANCE FOOIM TIME AFTER TIME. BUT LeBRON HAS CARRIED THEM THROUGH THIS FIRST ROUND, PARTICULARLY THE LAST TWO GAMES WHEN HE WAS MAGAZINE IN THE SECOND HALF. >> A PLAYER OF A GENERATION, SHALL WE SAY. IF HE GETS THERE, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE THIRD FINALS IN A ROW
AGAINST THE GOLDEN STATE WA .
WARRIORS ADDED THE SERVICES OF ANOTHER ALL-STAR, KEVIN DURANT, BUT AN INTERESTING SITUATION WITH THEIR COACH STEVE OCCUR. WHAT YOU CAN TELL WITH US THAT AND HOW DO YOU THINK THAT MIGHT AFFECT THEIR PROSPECTS MOVING FORWARD? >> WELL, THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR STEVE KERR. HE WAS TRIED TOID FIGHT THROUGH THE COMPENSATIONS FROM BACK SURGERY FROM A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. AND PART OF THIS HAS STEMMED FROM A LEAKAGE OF SPINAL FLUID THAT IT CAUSED SENSE ACTIVITY TO LIGHT, HEADACHES, DIZZINESS.
AND WHILE HE WAS ABLE TO COACH THE MAJORITY OF THE SEASON, IT HAD GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE IT JUST BECAME TOO MUCH AND HAD HE TO MITTS FINAL TWO GAMES OF THE PORTLAND SERIES, HIS FIRST-ROUND SERIES. FORTUNATELY FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, HIS TOP ASSISTANT HAS FINALS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CAVALIERS. HE WAS THEIR HEAD COACH WHEN THEY WENT TO THE FINALS. AND THE OTHER PART ABOUT THIS IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE FOUR ALL-STARS AND A VETERAN ROSTER, THEY'RE ABLE TO IN MANY WAYS SECHL
SELF-COACH SO THE DIRECTION THERE IS MORE KEEPING THEM ON TRACK, BUT CERTAINLY STEVE KERR BEING IS A REAL GUIDING FORCE FOR THEM. IT'S BEEN REALLY INSPIRATIONAL FOR STEPH CURRY AND THE REST OF THE WARRIORS. HE MAY MISS THIS POST SEASON, AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE. BUT THE THING HE SAID WAS HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE A PART-TIME COACH WITH THE TEAM, COACH WHEN I CAN AND NOW THAT I CAN'T I THINK HE'S TURNING IT OVER TO MIKE BROWN BUT THEY'RE IN GOOD HANDS. >> WE WISH THEM ALL THE VERY BEST. >> YES. >> SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BATTLE FOR THE MOST VALUABLE
PLAYER. THAT'S THE STORYLINE THAT HAS EMERGED OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, IT'S ACTUALLY BEING PLAYED OUT ON COURT TWO AS JAMES HARDEN AND HIS HOUSTON ROCKETS HAVE A 3-1 LEAD ON WESTBROOK'S OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER. WEST BROOM HAS THE BEST NUMBERS, HARDEN'S GOT THE BETTER TEAM, WHO YOU DO YOU THINK SHOULD TAKE AWAY THE MVP AWARD. >> THIS IS THE BIG QUESTION THAT'S BEEN THE BIG DEBATE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.
FOR ME, I WAS ON THE JAMES HARDEN BANDWAGON FOR MOST OF THE SEASON BECAUSE HE'S PUTTING UP HISTORIC NUMBERS AS WELL. THE THING WITH RUSSELL WESTBROOK I FIND IT HARD TO SEPARATE THE HISTORIC ASPECT OF HIS TEAM FROM THE MVP RACE. >> I THINK HE HAS TO BE REWARDED BECAUSE HE HAS AVERAGED A TRIPLE DOUBLE, THAT'S POINTS, REBOUNDS, ASSISTS IN AVERAGE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT STOOD FOR 55 YEARS. BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC ASPECT OF THIS, I'M LEANING TOWARD THIS. HOWEVER, YOU CAN EASILY MAKE A
CASE FOR HARDEN, EASILY MAKE A CASE FOR LeBRON JAMES, OR EASILY MAKE A CASE FOR LEONARD WHO HAS PUT TOGETHER A MAGNIFICENT YEAR AND HAS CAREER NUMBERS HAD IN HIS PLAY OFFSERIES. I GUESS BY THIS -- THIS MUCH OF A MARGIN I WOULD GIVE TO RUSSELL WESTBROOK. >> OKAY. WE'RE GOING LEAVE IT THERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING FROM THE TEAM AND ME, I'M KATE RILEY. STAY WITH CNN.


>>> SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY. THE U.S. MILITARY OBSERVED MOVEMENT AT A NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR SITE. >>> AN UNUSUAL MEETING. U.S. SENATORS ARE SUMMONED TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A STRATEGY BRIEFING ON NORTH KOREA. >>> IVANKA TRUMP RECEIVES A MIXED RECEPTION IN GERMANY AS OBSERVERS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT HER ROLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. I'M AMARA WALKER. >> AND I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. WELCOME IN TO "CNN TODAY."


>> WELL, AS THE WORLD WAITS AND WONDERS IF NORTH KOREA WILL CARRY OUT ITS NUMBER SIX NUCLEAR TEST, THERE IS WORD OF NEW ACTIVITY AT A NUCLEAR SITE. >> BUT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU MAY BE THINKING. A U.S. DEFENSE OFFICIAL SAYS THIS DIGGING AT A TUNNEL ENTRANCE SUGGESTS A NUCLEAR TEST