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Scuffles At Anti-Trump Protest; Trump: Going To Make America Great For Everybody; Trump Will Be Sworn In As President At Noon ET; Anti-Trump Group Holds Protest In New York; Trump Cabinet Picks Still Awaiting Approval; Gambia Embroiled In Political Turmoil; North Korea Readies Long-Range Missiles; Iranians: Trump Will Reverse Nuclear Deal; China Uneasy Ahead of New Administration; Abe Talks Free Trade on Eve of U.S. Transition; Search for Survivors after Avalanche in Italy; Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman Extradited to U.S.; Mom Tapes Toddler to Wall. Aired 1:00-2p ET
Aired January 20, 2017 - 01:00 ET
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[01:00:00] JOHN VAUSE, CNN NEWSROOM ANCHOR: Oh, it's a big, fancy new hope and a must-see inauguration. Hello, thanks for joining us everybody. I'm John Vause.
SARA SIDNER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: And I'm Sara Sidner, you're watching CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles.
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VAUSE: And we are just 11 hours away from the dawn of a new era in American politics. Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office at noon in Washington, D.C., becoming the 45th President of the United States. The President-elect is in the U.S. Capital right now for pre- inauguration celebrations.
SIDNER: Tens of thousands of supporters gathered on a National Mall for a welcome concert featuring country music artist Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith.
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And the event ended with a flourish of pretty amazing fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial.
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DONALD TRUMP, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT-ELECT: And we're going to unify our country, and our phrase, you all know it, you have if you're wearing the hat, "Make America Great Again." But we're going to make America great for all of our people, everybody.
SIDNER: For more on the Presidential transition, joining us here in the L.A., we're lucky to have several people; Democratic Strategist, Matthew Littman; CNN Political Commentator, John Phillips; and Talk Radio host, Mo'Kelly. Thank you, gentlemen, for being here with us on this very interesting evening. VAUSE: Yes, it is. It is a very special day, just a few hours by now -- although, celebrations in Washington, there's also been protests, as well. We saw scuffles break out between D.C. police and anti-Trump protesters though outside the National Press Club there. There was an event for Trump supporters, there're also demonstrations in New York, as well. So, John, first you, Donald Trump more than any other President I can think of will need a spectacular inaugural address to try and bring this country together. Can he, do it? And does he think he needs to do it?
JOHN PHILLIPS, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: As I look into my crystal ball, I think that the speech that we're going to see from President Trump tomorrow is going to be akin to the speech that we saw at the convention - the Republican convention in Cleveland.
VAUSE: The gloom and doom?
PHILLIPS: I think he's going to be on script. I think he is going to hit all the points that he talked about during the campaign. I think if they're looking for a some big kumbaya moment, you're not going to get that out of him. And then after he gives this very polished speech, he'll go on Sean Hannity the next day and tell us everything that he wanted to say.
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MATTHEW LITTMAN, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Well, I think in the election night he gave a speech where he talked about unifying the country, and I think he'll try to give that same type of speech tomorrow. I have to say as a speechwriter, he's try to keep it short, try to unify the country, try to find some optimism. But I agree, then after that, it's going to be back to the same old Donald Trump. We've seen this before. A lot of Trump supporters say, he's going to change, he's going to change, he's going to change, he's not going to change. If anything, I think, we're going to see doom and gloom for four years.
SIDNER: He didn't change today. He said a lot of different things, but he said all throughout the campaign and he's repeated them today. Let me, let you hear from him on that campaign trail, as he made his way to becoming the President and he promised a few things, and he kept repeating day one. Here's some of the things that he promised he would do on day one.
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TRUMP: On day one, I'm going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country. Day one, we're going to announce our plans to totally renegotiate the worst trade deal ever made, NAFTA. I'm also going to take a series of actions on day one to protect American workers. We will also repeal and replace the total disaster known as Obamacare. We're going to stop it, day one.
(END VIDEO CLIP) SIDNER: OK. So, you heard a lot of promises there. There was immigration; there's talk about workers; there's talk about NAFTA; and of course, Obamacare. I'm going to start with you Mo'Kelly, what do you make of this? Is this something that he can do immediately where he can go ahead and sign his executive orders and get right on track, right after he is confirmed?
MORRIS O'KELLY, TALK RADIO HOST: Well, he's promised everything. It's a wonder if he can deliver anything. Let's not forget, people when they were voting, they were making an emotional decision; they were angry, and with anger comes impatience. I'm not so sure, voters who voted for Donald Trump who were disaffected, or disenfranchised, or disenchanted feel that there is enough time for Donald Trump to get everything done day one, and their personal interests must be super served. So, if Donald Trump can't deliver on some of these superlatives, that these things that he says he's going to do day one, then I don't know that the Trump administration is going to get off to a good start, because people are going to be antsy and impatient.
VAUSE: And Matt, we should note that day one actually, isn't Saturday, it's Monday, right?
LITTMAN: Well, day one, he's going on vacation.
[01:04:55] LITTMAN: He'll be back in a few days. And while he says day one on the campaign trail, the truth is in a few days, he will do, I think a lot of the things that he's promising to do. I think on immigration, he's going to be taking a very hard line. They're going to try to repeal Obamacare, we've seen it already as quickly as humanly possible. Although, they seemed to have absolutely no idea what they're doing, Trump promised this week Universal Healthcare for everyone that's going to be more affordable. I'd like to see how he's going to deliver on that, but he's promising - he's made a lot of promises. I think in very short order, a lot of the things that Republicans said he won't really do, he is actually going to try to do.
SIDNER: John, what do you - what do you make of this? I mean, executive orders; Obama used them as well, to show people that he was ready to get down to business. Is that what we're going to see from President Trump?
PHILLIPS: Well, thankfully, he doesn't sleep that much so he can get a lot in on that first day.
LITTMAN: But that's because he's watching CNN live.
VAUSE: And tweeting.
PHILLIPS: And tweeting about, too. I think he's going to hit the quintessential promises that he made during the campaign. He's got to start with the border wall. He has to repeal Obamacare. And he's got to feel that Supreme Court judgeship. And by the way, I would add, I'd go after all of the vacancies on the federal court, because there are any number of cases the deal would redistricting that are going through the courts right now. And if he packs the core, if he makes sure to fill all of those open slots that he can control the Congress in perpetuity.
VAUSE: OK. Trump has had a lot of trouble booking the A-list talent for the inauguration and it seems that's because most of them were in front of Trump tower, on Thursday protesting. This was the act of Robert de Niro, listen to this.
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ROBERT DE NIRO, AMERICAN ACTOR AND PRODUCER: I wish you know who would leave this city. I don't care where he goes. I just never thought he'd go to Washington. He's a bad example of this country, this city. This city!
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VAUSE: His nemesis was also out there tonight, Alec Baldwin. Here's what he had to say.
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ALEC BALDWIN, AMERICAN ACTOR AND PRODUCER: Are you going to lay down? The one thing they don't realize, that New Yorkers never lay down. You say whatever you want to about this city. And New Yorkers never laid down. Are you going to fight? Are we going to have 100 days of resistance? Fantastic.
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VAUSE: John, there are huge protests planned not just for tomorrow, but also for Saturday. Not just in Washington, but around the United States and around the world. Is this a sign of what the next four years will be like?
PHILLIPS: Celebrities are democratic. They're very liberal. They never support the Republican candidate. The fact that he got Toby Keith out there I think is a huge score. I mean, they're acting like it's the lineup Chabad Telethon at this inauguration. And look, there are going to be protesters; this was a very bitter; this was a very contentious election. But I think that that's just the way that America is in 2017. I think it's going to be like this for a while now. We used to have conservatives and liberals in both parties, and there was a realignment of these parties, where now all the conservatives are in the Republican Party; all the liberals are in the Democratic Party. And you have a very polarized country. John Lewis and the democrats said that George W. Bush was an illegitimate President and didn't show up to that inauguration. I think this is just the new America.
LITTMAN: No, Donald Trump has made no effort to unify the country. Since he came in, and he's been doing the same fashion that he was before. People thought that that might change - it hasn't change at all. Let's keep in mind that Donald Trump's poll numbers are the lowest in history for somebody who's supposed to be in their honeymoon period, and before they get in.
VAUSE: Yes. OK. We're at confirmation hearings which will continue in Capitol Hill for Trump's Cabinet. There was a light in the moment between the Democratic Senator Al Franken and Rick Perry, who is tapped to lead the Department of Energy.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Senator Franken.
AL FRANKEN, UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM MINNESOTA: Governor -
RICK PERRY, UNITED STATES GOVERNOR OF TEXAS: Senator.
FRANKEN: Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?
PERRY: I hope you are as much fun on that dice, as you were on your couch.
FRANKEN: Well -
PERRY: May I rephrase that, sir?
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VAUSE: Yes, but Donald Trump will take office without most of his Cabinet. And thousands of National Security positions have not been filled.
SIDNER: In the coming hours, Trump will inherit a crisis that is now going on in Africa, and a growing threat from North Korea. We have Alexandra Field, who is standing by in Seoul, South Korea. But first, let's go to CNN's Farai Sevenzo, who is live in Nairobi with the latest for us on the phone. And the crisis in Gambia, the last we spoke, Farai, we talked a little bit about what was happening on the border there. There were troops amassing because the President will not step down after losing the election. Has he changed his mind and given any indication that he's going to leave peacefully?
[01:09:30] FARAI SEVENZO, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (via telephone): At the moment, he has a deadline. The (INAUDIBLE) people have given him a new deadline until midnight, on Friday afternoon in African time, he should leave. As you said, you know, he better already crossed into the Gambia and the (INAUDIBLE) the unprecedented last night as Mr. Barrow was sworn in in neighboring Senegal, the streets are filled with people jubilating and celebrating. And what was noticeable is the complete absence of Mr. Jammeh's own soldiers on the street. The police were not intervening, people were celebrating, and it seemed as if Mr. Jammeh is really wanting to do - walked out of State House in the Gambia. But by the end of day today, Yahya Jammeh will no longer be the President of the Gambia
[01:10:12] VAUSE: OK. Farai, thank you very much for that. Now, to Alexander Field in Seoul. And Alexandra, what more is known about the possible timing of North Korea's missile test?
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well look, John, the U.S. officials who are talking to CNN, two of them are saying that they believe that based on the data that they have observed, collected from satellites, that they feel that North Korea could be preparing to do this test within the first few weeks of President-elect Donald Trump's administration. At the same time, we've got unnamed sources who were speaking to South Korean media saying, that the missiles are being prepared on mobile launchers which would indicate that these tests could be run with little or no warning.
U.S. officials say, they don't know how many missiles are being prepared or when exactly these tests could happen, because frankly this is a decision that will be made by Kim Jong-un. He was very clear in his New Year's address to the country that he was preparing to test the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. It will now be a question of the calculus that he has to make. It will come down to the readiness to do that test, and also the political message that he wants to send. An immediate nuclear test would certainly signal to the Trump administration that he's firm in his position - the position he's always maintained, that North Korea will not give up its nuclear program.
At the same time, he's also signaled in recent weeks that North Korea could be open to having some sort of different relationship with the incoming president, President Trump. So, we do not know how quickly he'll decide to move forward with this. But if we look to the past, we know there were nuclear tests in the beginning of the first Obama administration and in the beginning of his second term.
VAUSE: OK. Alexandra, thanks for the update. Then Mo, to you, The New York Times is reporting that the outgoing Obama administration prepared 275 briefing pages or briefings rather, for the incoming Trump administration. And right now, you know, those topics touched on everything from North Korea; to the Islamic State; to the South China Sea. And right now, nobody knows within the Obama administration if anybody within the incoming administration has actually read them.
MO'KELLY: And beyond that, we don't know if the President-elect Donald Trump is going to provide the steadying leadership, the pragmatic, the reasoned approach to all of these issues. We don't need just a President of the United States, we need a leader of the free world. And let's just believe Donald Trump for who he is. He says that he doesn't need to read the briefs all the time unless the information has changed.
Let's stop waiting for this man to change. I think he is who he is at 70 years old. If he hasn't put up in the time at this point, he's not going to put in the time starting tomorrow. He's not going to stop tweeting. He's not going to stop denigrating his enemies. And he's going to stop with the bravado and bluster. I think we need to accept this fact, and be ready for the likelihood of more acrimony around the world.
SIDNER: Matthew, John, I'm curious, you know, there are a lot of positions that are not filled and you see what is going on in the world. It's not getting easier for any U.S. President. What do you make of the fact that there are so many positions that need to be filled? People that need to have expertise in these areas.
PHILLIPS: Every President has to deal with international crises, international problems like this. We saw Kim Jong-un do this and test President Obama before. When George W. Bush was President, he had 9/11, not long after just in September, after being elected. So, I'm sure he will be tested, whether it's North Korea, or someplace in Africa, or someplace in the Middle East, it's going to happen. And he has General Mattis, he has General Flynn, he has Mike Pence, he has the core team around him that have a very specific ideology on how to deal with these things. And I think we'll be fine, and he'll have to prove himself. I mean, every President at some point has to.
LITTMAN: That team didn't make me feel better. I definitely didn't feel better hearing about that team. The North Korea thing is a big problem if they have ICBMs and they're testing them, that's going to be huge immediate test. That's a bigger test than we've ever had from North Korea. What we're going to do about it, I don't know. But I do not trust - I don't think that Donald Trump is a steady hand. He's already alienating all of our allies abroad, which is a big problem obviously. And then there's the Russia situation, which rears its head every few weeks.
So, in terms of international relations, I think we're already starting off with a problem. Let's keep in mind that Trump didn't think he was going to win, and part of the reason for all of these people not being in their administration posts is because they weren't ready, they weren't prepared.
VAUSE: OK. Matt, John, and Mo, thanks to you for coming in. And of course, we'll catch up to you again, next hour.
SIDNER: Well, coming up next on NEWSROOM L.A., how Donald Trump's foreign policy could reshape the world we're living - we're live for you in Tehran, Beijing, and Tokyo. But first, more of the inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C.
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[01:15:00] DONALD TRUMP, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT-ELECT: I promise you that I will work so hard we're going to get it turned around, we're going to bring our jobs back. We're not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer. We're going to build up our great military. We're going to build it up. We're going to strengthen our borders. We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades. It's going to change.
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SIDNER: A lot of promises there from the President-elect. The world will be watching as Donald Trump assumes his post as U.S. President in less than 12 hours from now. VAUSE: There are growing concerns about his promises to tear up the Iran nuclear deal. His position on the decade's old One China Policy. Also a possible U.S.-China trade war.
Will Ripley is live in Tokyo, Matt Rivers is standing by in Beijing. We have Fred Pleitgen in Tehran. And Fred, we'll start with you. The Republican Senator Tom Cotton says he believes the Iran nuclear deal is dead. And President Trump will take a much harder line with Tehran. Listen to this.
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TOM COTTON, UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM ARKANSAS: At a minimum, Donald Trump is going to be much more forceful on the terms of the nuclear deal itself. And that itself may cause the Ayatollahs to walk away, but also know that he intends to confront Iranians, Iranian regional aggression and their imperial project throughout the Middle East. I don't expect there's going to be many more Iranian boats, you know, chasing after ours, or aircraft buzzing our airplanes. I suspect you're going to see a standing up to Iran's efforts in places like Yemen and Iraq more aggressively. Barack Obama refused to do that.
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[01:20:03] VAUSE: So Fred, let's talk about the nuclear deal or the nuclear agreement first. What are the options here for Iran if President Trump decides to walk away?
FREDERICK PLEITGEN, CNN, SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well you know, John, at the moment, the Iranians are saying that they believe that this is all rhetoric. They don't think that the Donald Trump administration's going to be able to walk away. And one of the things that the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, in the past couple of days pointed has pointed to, he says, "Look, this is not an agreement between the Iranians and the United States. This is an agreement but between the
Iranians, the United States, and several other countries." And they believe that the U.S. will have a lot of problems bringing countries like China, Russia and even
some European countries on board to tear up this nuclear agreement.
Of course, many of these nations negotiated very painstaking -- painstaking negotiations over a long period of time. So, it's really interesting to actually, to speak to politicians here in Tehran, to people who are close to the political elite. They say look, at the moment before Donald Trump takes office, of course all of this will change tomorrow. But we're going to take a wait and see approach. We're going to see if he really does some of the things that he's been talking about and then we'll see about this nuclear agreement.
And the thing about the nuclear agreement here in Iran itself, is that many people are a bit disappointed by some of the things that have happened since the nuclear deal has been reached. A lot of folks here in Iran would have hoped for more economic progress, but at the same time, you really don't talk to a lot of people who want to get rid of the nuclear agreement except for some of the hardliners that actually feel that Iran got a bad deal in all of this. So, if you look at the government, they certainly want to keep the nuclear deal in place. They believe getting rid of it is a lot more complicated than the President-elect seems to think. And they believe that it will not be challenged. But of course, they are also quite concerned by some of the rhetoric that they've been hearing out of Washington -- that they've been hearing from Donald Trump. And also quite frankly, from some of his nominees like Rex Tillerson.
They believe that these politicians are aggressive towards Iran and they do believe that relations between these two countries, after you've had a detente in the past couple of years between the Obama and the Rouhani Administration. They believe that the relations will certainly will become a lot more difficult in the near future, John.
VAUSE: Fred, thank you.
SIDNER: Let's go to matt rivers now who is in Beijing live for us. As Donald Trump vied for the presidency, he attacked China quite often. China shot back with warnings. But now that Trump is clearly going to be the president, how is China reacting to him?
MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: China and the -- and the government here kind of reacts in two separate ways. Publicly, the face of China's government, the spokespeople at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that talks to foreign reporters all the time has been very measured in their responses. They really haven't taken the bait from
some of the very negative rhetoric that you've mentioned.
We've heard from Donald Trump for well over a year now, talking about things like trade, talking about China's military expansion in the south China sea. Chinese officials really have said they pushed back a little bit, but their response certainly hasn't reached the level of Donald Trump's negativity. That said privately, we've talked to sources both in and outside of the government, who say there is a deep level of uncertainty within the Chinese government about what the future relationship between China and the United States is going to look like. Because as we know, Donald Trump does have the tendency to contradict himself. And these officials have said, the government say we don't really know how Donald Trump is going to act on north Korea.
We don't know how Donald Trump is going to act in the South China Sea. We don't know what he's going to do in terms of tariffs and possibly starting a trade war. A lot of uncertainty inside the Chinese government as they watch, just like the rest of us, to see what Donald Trump's Administration will be like upon taking office.
SIDNER: All right, thank you, Matt rivers there live from Beijing for us.
VAUSE: OK, Will Ripley standing by, live in Tokyo where the Japanese Prime Minister has been delivering a major speech. He's talking about strengthening ties to the U.S. But also, talking up the benefits of free global trade, which seems to be at odds with the incoming U.S. President, will?
WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Unless the Japanese Prime minister, John, can convince incoming president Donald Trump that free trade, and specifically the transpacific partnership -- that 12-nation trade deal that Abe and President Obama worked tirelessly to try to secure that would deliberately exclude China from the Pan Pacific Economy. He has to somehow convince Incoming President Trump, that this deal benefits American workers. Because Donald Trump has said that he will walk away from any trade deals that he does not feel benefit the American manufacturing sector.
And there's a lot more at stake. Shinzo Abe spoke about here in Tokyo, speech wrapping up within the last hour. He talked about the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance, a military alliance for more than 70 years that essentially, from Japan's perspective, needs to be strengthened further, given increased aggression from China,
aggression from North Korea.
Japan is spending more on its military, more on its anti-missile defense and submarine programs and yet it still relies very heavily on the United States of -- which is bound by treaties to defend Japan. And so, Shinzo Abe did say that in the very near future, we're expecting, in just a matter of weeks, he will be traveling to the United States to meet for the second time with president Trump to try to hammer out exactly what his plan is for Japan and Asia Pacific, John?
[01:25:07]: OK Wil, thank you. Will Ripley live there in Tokyo. Matt Rivers in Beijing and Fred Pleitgen there, live from Tehran. Thanks, you all.
SIDNER: All right, coming up for just a bit in NEWSROOM L.A. Rescuers struggle to find survivors after an avalanche buried an entire hotel in Italy. A live report from there coming up.
VAUSE: Also, a drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has a new address. It's a U.S. jail. Details on his transfer from Mexico to New York in just a moment.
VAUSE: Welcome back, everybody. Watching CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles. I'm John Vause.
SIDNER: And I'm Sara Sidner. The headlines for you at this hour. The pre-inauguration festivities are in full swing in Washington D.C. Donald Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th U.S. President in the coming hours. Trump dined with campaign donors, Thursday night, after attending a welcome concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
VAUSE: At least 3 people were killed, 20 injured, after a car plowed through a crowd in downtown Melbourne, Australia. Police say the incident was deliberate, but they have ruled out terrorism. They say it may be tied to an earlier stabbing and the offender is in custody.
SIDNER: Tensions rising in the west African Nation of Gambia because its former president will not step down. The new president, Adama Barrow, was sworn in Thursday in neighboring Senegal. Senegal says some of its troops are now inside Gambia in case they're called upon to help force, long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, out of the Presidential powers.
VAUSE: At least 25 firefighters were killed in Tehran when a burning building collapsed. The city mayor says the firefighters were killed while trying to rescue people trapped inside -- about 70 others were injured. The cause of the fire and the collapse, now under investigation.
[01:30:13] SIDNER: Rescuers are digging through deep snow trying to find survivors after an avalanche buried a four-star hotel in central Italy. Officials say up to 30 people were inside when the avalanche hit on Wednesday.
JOHN VAUSE, CNN ANCHOR: So far, rescuers have pulled two bodies from the debris. Some victims may have survived in air pockets.
SIDNER: Let's bring in Barbie Nadeau, who is live there with us with the latest on what's happening. She joins us from the site near the hotel.
Are rescuers giving any indication that they're seeing or hearing any signs of life at that hotel?
BARBIE NADEAU, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, rescue operators had to stop their work at about 2:00 a.m. Local time overnight out of fear of more avalanches. There's so much seismic activity and snow, it wasn't worth staying out there, risking the lives of the rescuers. They're just getting started now. We see activity behind us. This is the staging area for the rescue operation. But they're hopeful. That's what keeps them going. They're hoping they have a success story, a miraculous survival story at this point.
But if you look at these images, you see that entire area, the lobby, you know, filled with debris, with snow, uprooted trees, dirt. We understand the hotel was being evacuated because of the earthquakes that had hit the region. We understand that people had checked out, paid their bills, they were in the lobby with their suitcases when this avalanche filled this hotel, sort of swept it away. The two survivors were outside of the hotel. One, a man who had gone to the car to get something for his wife out of the car, but when he turned around to go back in, the hotel completely covered in this avalanche. He has two children, a 6 and 8-year-old, who he is desperately hoping will survive by some miracle at this point -- Sara?
SIDNER: You talked about rescue efforts being hampered by the fear of more avalanches. Are there a lot more aftershocks that have been coming and have they been quite strong?
NADEAU: Well, there were 500 aftershocks yesterday in the period -- (AUDIO PROBLEM) -- in the 24-hour period --
SIDNER: There are still ongoing operations there. She was mentioning there have been about 500 aftershocks, which is making it very difficult for rescuers to try to get into that hotel and try to rescue anyone that might still be in there. There are at least 30 people trapped inside that hotel.
VAUSE: Well, drug lord, Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman, is out of a Mexican prison, but this time, it was not a jailbreak.
SIDNER: Under heavy guard, the criminal mastermind has arrived in New York, finally extradited to the United States.
Details now from CNN's Layla Santiago.
LAYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: John, Sara, this is something that has been in the works for months, the leader of the cartel will face six separate indictments throughout the U.S. and this is someone the U.S. Department of Justice has called one of the most prolific, dangerous, violent cartel leaders in the world. Someone known to have moved billions upon billions worth of drugs across the world, really a global network. And that is why he was known to be one of the most wanted drug lords, and so powerful that he actually ran the cartel from the prison. Famously managed to escape from a maximum-security prison in 2015, and it took authorities months to recapture him. This is also someone, however, who is seen by some here as a sort of Robin Hood figure, someone who gave people in poor community's opportunities to put food on the table by taking part in his operation. We don't know for sure who is running that operation now, but we do know that since he's been taken into custody, we are seeing a fight over his cartel's territory. A turf war, if you will.
Now, this happening on the final day of the Obama administration is something that could be seen as President Obama getting what he wants from Mexico. But it could also be seen as the Mexican government removing what could have been another point of contention with the incoming Trump administration.
So, what will happen with el Chapo now? He'll have his initial hearing in court, likely within the first 24 hours of his arrival in the United States. And then the court process will begin in a U.S. federal courtroom -- John, Sara?
[01:35:03] VAUSE: Layla Santiago, thank you.
We'll take a short break here on NEWSROOM L.A. When we come back, what a mother did to keep a toddler out of her way was shocking. What was even worse, she streamed it live.
VAUSE: To the U.S. State of Ohio now, and an 18-year-old woman is facing felony charges after using packing tape to restrain her toddler against a wall. The child's mouth was taped shut and left that way for 15 minutes while she cleaned the house.
SIDNER: The little boy is now in the custody of children's services. It may never have come to light, but it did because his mom, Shayla Rudolph, streamed it live on Facebook.
We should warn you, the video is disturbing.
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SHAYLA RUDOLPH, ARRESTED AFTER TAPING TODDLER TO WALL: You got the best mommy in the whole wide world. You can see the TV from right there. Running around tearing up, tape them to the wall. You can't cook or none of that because they running around, tape them to the wall.
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VAUSE: Let's bring in our legal analyst, Areva Martin, right now.
So, Areva, there were two separate incidents here, the first video we saw there, and then Rudolph was contacted by child services, and then she posted another live clip a few days later. Look at this.
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RUDOLPH: They called children's services on me, so (EXPLETIVE DELETED), now he in the corner. Call children services now. I don't give a (EXPLETED DELETED). This time y'all can take him.
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VAUSE: Now the police have become involved. Shouldn't children services have done something after the first one?
AREVA MARTIN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: We don't know what children services did.
MARTIN: When they are notified of potential child abuse, they conduct an investigation and that's normally done very privately, because if the charms aren't substantiated, you don't want someone with the stigma of having been identified as children protective services. As horrifying as those videos are to watch, and they are really horrific, I'm really glad that this woman did this, because without it being on videotape, this child may have been in danger in this home, with this 18-year-old mom who is clearly not equipped to care for him, and no one would have known. So at least now, the police are involved, children protective services are involved. And we can assume the child has been taken out of the home and placed in a safe and nurturing environment.
SIDNER: I have to ask you about this particular instance. People who are 18 and younger are really into putting their whole lives out there on Facebook or on Twitter or you name the social media site. Is there any way that laws will start to reflect -- because they never keep up with the times? The laws will start to reflect, like in this case the child had no rights, everything is put out there, and this little child doesn't know what's going on, and yet privacy, gone. [01:40:10]MARTIN: Yeah. And you raise a really interesting point,
Sara, the laws have not kept up with the technology and it's moving so quickly. Again, I think -- I love social media. I love Facebook live. I love the live streaming, and think what would have happened if we didn't have the benefit of this technology, if this mom didn't, for whatever reason, if she wanted her 15 minutes of fame, if she wanted this to go viral, whatever her ill intentions were, the good thing is, this child now is removed from that home. Hopefully, she can get some help, because -- I don't know, I see a woman who is screaming out for help in these --
SIDNER: She seems over her head.
MARTIN: Way over her head. Maybe some mental health issues --
VAUSE: The fact that she streamed it live on two cases, does that play into the prosecution in some way? Does that show malice? Does it go to the sentencing phase?
MARTIN: Really, the question, John, so many people streaming these live videos, taking pictures of themselves committing crimes, they're just giving the prosecution a case. Absolutely. All of this is evidence. And it's going to come into this case. She's, by one account, we know has been charged with, you know, very serious felony charges as a result of taping the little kid to the wall, charges that may carry up to eight years in prison. Yes, here's this videotape that the prosecution can play for the jury to show that she's guilty of this crime. So, people need to know, this isn't just about 15 minutes of fame. You are making a case for the prosecution.
VAUSE: I understand she was charged with abduction, which seems odd.
MARTIN: Abduction is like an imprisonment charge. You are holding someone against their will, and there may be other charges as the investigation continues. So, there may be child endangerment, child neglect and other charges. I think abduction is the appropriate charge, because when you think about this kid taped to a wall --
VAUSE: It seems more abuse to me than --
MARTIN: It's definitely abuse. Again, I'm happy -- I'm not happy that it was done but happy that it was discovered.
Areva, always good to see you. Thank you so much.
SIDNER: Thank you. VAUSE: Now to a segment we did Thursday on the shocking kidnapping
case of Kamiyah Mobley of Florida. Authorities say the 18-year-old was stolen as a newborn in 1998. She may have then known about her abduction for over a year.
SIDNER: The new details come from an arrest document for Gloria Williams, the woman police say took Mobley, the only mother she has known. They said a witness claimed the teen knew a year and a half ago she knew she had been abducted. A tip from last November said Williams admitted to taking the child, renaming her Alexis, and claiming her as her own daughter.
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