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Russia Probe Hangs Over Trump's High-Stakes Asia Trip; Carter Page Says He Mentioned His Russia Trip To "A Few People On Trump Campaign; Manafort, Gates Trial Proposed For May 2018; Trump To Meet With World Leaders As In Korea Tensions Grow; Latest Weinstein Allegations Could Lead To Arrest; Life On the Border Between North And South Korea. Aired 7-8a ET

Aired November 4, 2017 - 07:00   ET



DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I think we're going to have great success. We'll be talking about, obviously, North Korea. We'll be enlisting the help of a lot of people and countries. There was no collusion, there was no nothing. I'm a very intelligent person. One of the great memories of all time. I don't remember much about that meeting. They should be looking at the Democrats, they should be looking at Podesta and all of that dishonesty. A lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's simply the scariest thing that I've seen happen so far in this administration.

SEN. AL FRANKEN (D), MINNESOTA: It's from the Trump campaign, had communications with the Russians.

JEFF SESSIONS, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I did not, and I'm not aware of anyone else did.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's perjured himself at least three times.


CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning to you on this Saturday. Happy weekend! I'm Christi Paul.

MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN ANCHOR: And I'm Martin Savidge, in for Victor Blackwell. Great to be with you this morning. Well, this morning, President Trump starts what is -- well, has to be -- the longest international trip since taking office, and perhaps his most crucial. 12 days, five countries, and multiple high-level meetings with world leaders.

PAUL: But problems at home are really threatening to overshadow this trip including a Russia investigation that's moving closer and closer to the west wing. President Trump waking up in Hawaii this morning. Yesterday he visited with military leaders there; he paid his respects at the USS Arizona Memorial with the first lady, as you see there. She was with him to lay a (INAUDIBLE) to remember those who were lost in the attacks on Pearl Harbor. And this morning, he will leave for Japan. He's going to meet with one of the United States top allies in fighting the nuclear threat from North Korea while there.

SAVIDGE: CNN International Correspondent, Alexandra Field, is live in Tokyo, ahead of the president's visit. Good morning, Alex. No doubt there is going to be some very important conversations between President Trump and Japanese leaders in the coming days.

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning to you, Martin. The president himself has called this one of the most important trips a president has made. It will be his job while he is here to further articulate, to further clarify, and to further garner support for his administration's policy when it comes to countering the North Korean threat. When you consider the scope and the magnitude of that threat, it is an important trip indeed and it starts really right here in Japan.

The first order of business for the president will be to greet some of the 50,000 U.S. troops that are stationed here as part of the U.S.'s deterrent efforts against North Korea. But this will also be a trip for him to spend a good deal of time with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the two will play a round of golf together, they are also scheduled to have a somewhat informal dinner with both of their wives in attendance before the more formal meetings take place on Monday.

There is a close personal relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe. Prime Minister Abe was the first foreign leader to visit President Trump after he was inaugurated. The two have spoken some 16 times since President Trump has taken office. Arguably, Prime Minister Abe would be President Trump's closest ally. The two have been very much in lock step when it comes to dealing with North Korea.

The threat of North Korea felt very clearly here in Japan. That rogue regime, the North has sent missiles over the Northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido twice this year, and when the regime pulled off its sixth nuclear test earlier this year, Japan sent its sniffer planes up to try to detect any radioactive materials in the atmosphere. That's just how close the North Korean threat is here.

So, these two leaders will have a chance to talk about how to move forward before President Trump continues on the other parts of his trip, which will involve visits to South Korea and to China where leaders have called for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis, that sometimes stands in contrast to the harsh tone that the president has the tendency to take on Twitter when it comes to sending a message to Pyongyang. So certainly, all eyes will be on the words that he has while he is in the region and also on the tone of which he is speaking to other leaders here; Pyongyang will be listening closely to that as well. Martin, Christi.

SAVIDGE: Alexandra Field, thank you very much for teeing it up quite nicely about the importance of the president's trip. Christi.

PAUL: Well, the president also has a lot to say about some of his own entities, let's say, as he prepares to head to Asia including -- we're talking about -- the Democratic Party, his own Justice Department, the military court. CNN Correspondent Boris Sanchez is live from Washington for us. Now, what are you hearing from Washington this morning for us, and good morning?

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hey, good morning, Christi. Yes, the president heads to Asia at a bit of a delicate time for this White House, not only in that region with tensions dangerously high with North Korea and the bullish China but also here at home with news trickling out of Robert Mueller's special investigation and dwindling approval numbers. So, as we often see the president do, he took to Twitter to vent a bit naming some of his favorites are targets including former Army Sergeant, Bowe Bergdahl, after it was announced that Bergdahl would not serve prison time for desertion.

[07:05:20] The president tweeted this writing, "The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our country and to our military." The president then taking aim at Democrats after allegations from former Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile that there was an unethical agreement between the DNC and Hillary Clinton, and the allegations from some prominent Democrats that the Democratic primary was rigged last year, including Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The president tweeting out, "Everybody is asking why the Justice Department and FBI aren't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary and the Dems." He then writes, "People are angry at some point, the Justice Department and the FBI must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it." These are just two out of a series of tweets that the president named Democrats. And he also, this week, several times, lamented a lack of influence over the investigations that the Department of Justice carries out, including right in front of reporters before he left for his trip to Asia. Here's some of what the president said.


TRUMP: I'm really not involved with the Justice Department. I'd like to let it run itself, but honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats, they should be looking at Podesta and all of that dishonesty. They should be looking at a lot of things, and a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department including me.


SANCHEZ: It certainly is untraditional for a president to kind of try to guide investigations at the Department of Justice or the FBI against his political opponents. It brings up a lot of questions about ethics. One last note, Christi, the president also tweeted about meeting those service members in Hawaii and one of the few bright spots of his presidency so far, job numbers.

PAUL: All right. Boris Sanchez, thank you so much for the update. And more former Trump campaign officials, we should point out, are revealing links between the Trump campaign and Russia. CNN's Jessica Schneider takes a look for us.


the president remains defiant amid mounting evidence that he knew about his campaign advisor's connections to Russia.

TRUMP: There was no collusion. There was no nothing.

SCHNEIDER: In February of this year, he pleaded total ignorance.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can you say whether you are aware that anyone who advised your campaign had contacts with Russia during the course of the election?

TRUMP: Well, I told you, General Flynn obviously was dealing, so that's one person, but he was dealing as he should have been.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: During the election?

TRUMP: No, no -- nobody that I know of. Nobody that I know of.

SCHNEIDER: So, you're not aware of any contacts during the course of the election?

TRUMP: Look, look, how many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does. Now, Manafort has totally denied it.

SCHNEIDER: Tonight, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates remain under house arrest. The indictment against them was unsealed Monday for money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents. Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty to the charges which stem from their work as lobbyists for a pro-Russian-Ukrainian political party and was not related to their work during the campaign. And now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also coming under increasing fire for answers he gave at several congressional hearings over the past year.

FRANKEN: You don't believe that surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians, is that what you're saying?

SESSIONS: I did not and I'm not aware of anyone else that did. And I don't believe it happened.

REP. MIKE QUIGLEY (D), ILLINOIS: I think it's into the that he has a problem with the truth, I think it's easier to say that he's perjured himself at least three times.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A bit of background.

SCHNEIDER: The accusations from Democrats come after revelations from former Campaign Foreign Policy Advisors, Carter Page, and George Papadopoulos. Carter Page telling CNN that he told congressional investigators he mentioned to Sessions a trip he planned to take to Russia at the height of the campaign. And in a March 2016 meeting where Papadopoulos sat in between then-candidate Trump and Jeff Sessions, court documents show Papadopoulos told the group he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin.

Campaign Adviser, J.D. Gordon, sitting next to Papadopoulos tells CNN, Donald Trump heard him out, but then-Senator Sessions who was a top campaign surrogate shot down the idea of a meeting with Putin a source tells CNN.

GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, FORMER CAMPAIGN ADVISORS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP: The next president will have to fashion a strategy in keeping with America's traditions.

SCHNEIDER: This is a video of Papadopoulos speaking at an event unrelated to the campaign in 2016. President Trump has downplayed his role, calling him a low-level volunteer and a liar. But Papadopoulos' disclosures to the FBI as part of his guilty plea for lying about his contacts with Russians during the campaign are already affecting the administration.

[07:10:07] And we have learned that the start of the trial in the Paul Manafort and Rick Gates case, it won't happen until May 7th, 2018 at the earliest, because of the judge's schedule. Prosecutors say it will take at least three weeks for them to lay out their case that means the case will push into the summer, keeping Russia into the spotlight as the midterm congressional races heat up. Jessica Schneider, CNN, Washington.


SAVIDGE: All right. So, let's discuss all of this. And for that, I'm joined now by Eugene Scott, Political Reporter with The Washington Post; Kelly Jane Torrance, Deputy Managing Editor for The Weekly Standard; and CNN Legal Analyst, Page Pate. Good morning to all of you.




SAVIDGE: President Trump's denying, of course, any connections to Russia, yet in the past, he has said that he has a good memory -- I think he's actually said one of the best memories. So, Page, let me ask you this: memory failure, what does this mean for the investigation?

PATE: Well, it's not uncommon for either target, a suspect, or somebody even involved just as a witness in a criminal investigation to not remember something that happened in the past. Where you run into trouble as if that memory is something that you've suppressed or you know what happened in the past but you're intentionally misleading investigators. Now, what you say to the press, that is going to be subject to prosecution.

You can make misstatements, you can falsify thing, you can say I don't remember, but once you start these interviews with either the agents who are working the special counsel's office or anyone on Capitol Hill, if you make a false statement there, you can be prosecuted. And we've seen that already happen this week. So, I know that the special counsel's going to test the memory of these individuals, they're not going to believe folks who say I simply forgot because if you intend to mislead, it's no longer a mistake. It's a crime.

SAVIDGE: And Eugene, the president is not the only one who's sort of having memory failure. Our questions here, we know that Jeff Sessions says he didn't remember either. And I'm wondering, would he be asked to re-testify given, of course, what Carter Page is now saying?

SCOTT: I think that's very possible. What we know is that this investigation is ongoing and that it would not be uncommon for those affiliated with Mueller to go back and ask follow-up questions to people they've previously interviewed as more information becomes known based on further interviews. I think what's going to be concerning to the American public, although as we just heard this may not directly affect the investigation from the special counsel, is that voters would like to hear something closer to the lines of, no, this did not happen, or when this came up, we shot it down; or we said that this is a bad idea. Saying things like, well, I cannot recall, leaves questions for people who are just very concerned about the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

SAVIDGE: Kelly, on the political ramifications, the possible fallout, could Jeff Sessions once again be in jeopardy of losing his job?

TORRANCE: It's quite possible. And with Donald Trump, you never know. You know, he loves to fire people. But, yes, (INAUDIBLE), I'm actually surprised that Jeff Sessions doesn't just come out and say what happened and claims he doesn't remember it. Because, incredibly, to me, this story actually makes Jeff Sessions look good. He shot George Papadopoulos down immediately when he suggested that Trump and Putin meet. And he's to be the most sensible person in that room to have done so. The president actually listening and thinking about this. Obviously, you know, he's -- being a political outsider, he doesn't realize what it looks like and how it's possibly against the law, too, for an American to meet with a foreign leader and discuss possible American policy and what he's going to do about it before he's elected.

SAVIDGE: We have barely scratched the surface. Kelly Jane Torrance, Eugene Scott, Page Pate, stay with us, we'll have a lot more politics to discuss right after the break.

PAUL: It's been a tough week for New York after that terror attack earlier this week. And this, of course, coming just days before what's happening tomorrow, one of the city's most celebrated events, The New York City Marathon. What the mayor is saying about keeping everyone safe tomorrow.

[07:14:15] SAVIDGE: Plus, after losing his job, getting honors rescinded and facing worldwide disgrace, there may be new legal trouble for Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein -- and we're not talking about a lawsuit. That's just ahead.


PAUL: So, back now with our panel. Eugene Scott, Kelly Jane Torrance, and CNN Legal Analyst Page Pate with us. I want to listen together here to former Trump Campaign National Security Adviser, Carter Page, he spoke yesterday with "THE LEAD" Jake Tapper. Listen to this.


JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: When you were in Russia for an academic reason, is that right?


TAPPER: OK. Did anyone ever approach you who may have thought you were with the Trump campaign in any way to try to get to the Trump campaign, to try to communicate with them?

PAGE: No direct -- no requests for anything. You know, some people may have known, but it was nothing.

TAPPER: Did anybody ever say to you anything about, hey, you know, here in Russia, we have some stuff that might help you?

PAGE: Absolutely -- not in that sense, no.

TAPPER: And when you got back from your trip to Russia, which was academic in nature, you say, what did you tell people on the Trump team about your trip?

PAGE: I just mentioned that there was, in general, from people on the street and the things you would hear in the media, enthusiasm for the possibility of a little bit of a warming in U.S.-Russia relations.


PAUL: Eugene, your reaction.

SCOTT: I guess, my first thought is I am still surprised that Carter Page continues to do these interviews in a way that could perhaps cause frustration with the campaign, and perhaps maybe cause trouble for him later. I think, though, what's really important though is that he was not as clear and forthcoming as we saw in later clips about his interactions with Mueller. And I think that's what people would need to focus on.

[07:20:11] PAUL: All right. Kelly Jane, you know, I listened to that and there were a couple points where he stumbled when he was asked about whether somebody asked him specifically if there was something that they have and he said, no, no, not really. What do you make of the verbiage for hearing?

TORRANCE: Yes, that's very telling, isn't it, Christi? And that's why I agree with Eugene, and you have to wonder why is he doing these interviews. But look, you know, he says it's nothing that he went to Russia. You know, if somebody in the government wants to go to Russia, they have to get permission and it's a serious matter because of the Russia's adversarial stance toward the United States.

Now, he wasn't part of government then, but he was a foreign policy adviser to a presidential candidate. The fact that he doesn't seem to think that it was a serious thing, that he was taking a trip to a country that, by the way, there's evidence that they spy on Americans when they are in that country, it's quite incredible. You know, he's either being very misleading or he's incredibly naive. And either way, you have to wonder about the judgment of a candidate who put this guy on his team.

PAUL: Well, the thing is, he characterized this meeting, and we should point it out, with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich in Moscow, this happened July 16th, it during a conference at Moscow's new economic school, and he characterized it just as look, this was kind of a hello in passing. It was nothing. Eugene, is it possible that he's there for academic reasons and some sort of speech and he doesn't understand in that moment the ramifications?

SCOTT: Well, if he was there for academic reasons, that's he said, not only is that possible, critics will say that's likely. Even if he wasn't doing anything remotely inappropriate in Russia, the fact that he would decide to go to Russia during this campaign considering how big of an issue it. And mention it in conversation to multiple people that he has connections there and will visit there, and could possibly be involved in some conversations, it seems to avoid the very appearance of something problematic to people. There seems to a wisdom issue there even if nothing illegal was done.

PAUL: You mentioned Special Counsel Mueller a minute ago. Page, I want to ask you about Mr. Manafort and Rick Gates. We understand now this morning that a trial is set for the May 7th. Manafort's attorneys, we understand, planned to challenge the legal basis of some of these charges, do you see a springboard for that, is there any legal loophole here?

PATE: Not really. And it's very difficult to challenge the merits of a criminal case before the case actually goes to trial. Now, it's common for lawyers to challenge search warrants like the search warrants that were used in connection with Mr. Manafort's case. I'm certain that the lawyers will challenge that warrant that was executed at his home.

But the actual basis of the charge, whether there's enough evidence or not, that's a matter for trial. So, most judges will listen to the arguments, they'll review the motions, but they're going to decide whether somebody is guilty or not guilty; they're going to leave that to the jury. But having said that, there are some unique charges in this indictment.

I do believe that the special counsel's office is really pushing the envelope on some of these false statement charges, and money laundering charges is based on a tax crime that's not even in the indictment. So, it is a complicated indictment. I'm certain we're going to see pretrial challenges, but ultimately, I think the case is either going to go to trial or result in a guilty plea.

PAUL: You mention the search warrants. We know that they're planning to challenge evidence that they say was improperly obtained by search warrant and subpoenas. Help us understand, if there are a search warrant and a subpoena, how is something improperly obtained?

PATE: Well, there are two different things there. If you're going to challenge a search warrant, there are a variety of different arguments you can make. But the most common one is there wasn't probable cause to get that warrant from magistry judge before you executed it. In other words, what you had in the investigation was not enough to knock down my front door in the case here, because it's a no know warrant. So, they will challenge probable cause. They may also challenge the scope of the warrant. It was too general, it was too broad for this investigation. A subpoena is totally different, and generally, you don't have the ability to challenge what's produced by a third party in response to a subpoena prior to trial. But they'll focus, I think, on the search warrant.

PAUL: All right. And lastly, Mr. Manafort's attorney said that he has drawn family and community ties and doesn't pose a serious risk of flight -- this was to try to keep them from house arrest. However, the judge did give him house arrest there in Virginia. What's interesting to me, doesn't pose a serious risk of flight. What does he pose, does he pose a possible risk of flight? It was just an odd language to use. What do you make of that precarious verbiage?

PATE: Christi, I think everybody in a serious criminal case poses some risk of flight, right? I mean, they're facing a lot of time in prison. And most judges, when they're considering detention or bond they'll say that. But it has to be more than that, they have to look at the facts of the case, the resources of the defendant, and if I let you out, are you skip the country, are you going to show back up to court? I think there was enough here. If the government really wanted to push the issue to try to deny him bond. So, I think Mr. Manafort is actually lucky he's out on bond even though it's home arrest.

PAUL: Kelly Jane Torrance, Eugene Scott, Page Pate, we appreciate you all so much. Thank you.

TORRANCE: Thank you.

PATE: Thank you.

SCOTT: Thank you.

SAVIDGE: North Korea, national security, trade -- a packed agenda for President Trump as he begins his Asia trip this morning. But could the whole Russia investigation overshadow his progress and his hopes of trying to mend fences and do business abroad?

[07:25:51] PAUL: Also police may be closing in on accused serial predator Harvey Weinstein. Here's why his latest accuser's case may make the difference in possibly putting that movie mogul, excuse me, behind bars. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

[07:30:22] CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning to you, I'm Christi Paul.

MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN ANCHOR: And I'm Martin Savidge in for Victor Blackwell.

PAUL: President Trump is waking up in Hawaii this morning, he's going to begin at high-stakes Asia tour hear leaving for Japan today. The first stop there on his 12-day, five-nation trip, that's where he's going to be meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister. And on a -- the docket certainly is North Korea.

SAVIDGE: But of course the President's travels come amid the ever- widening Russia probe and his mounting public criticisms of the Justice Department. But yesterday he and the First Lady paid respects at Pearl Harbor, they laid a wreath inside the USS Arizona memorial. And they tossed flower petals into the water and then, took a tour of the site.

More than 60 women have made assault or harassment accusations against movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein. But now, one case, in particular, may make a difference in bringing the suspected serial predator to justice. A New York police source says the allegations from this actress Paz de la Huerta could result in the first criminal charges. That's from our Brynn Gingras who is on this case and has more about it. Brynn?

BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Christi, Martin, there are open investigation against Harvey Weinstein in New York, L.A., and London. But now the NYPD says it has a case that could actually put Weinstein behind bars.


GINGRAS: A New York Police Department source says, this is the strongest chance of bringing criminal charges against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.


GINGRAS: 33-year-old actress Paz de la Huerta best known for her role in Boardwalk Empire --


GINGRAS: -- says Weinstein raped her on two separates occasions in late 2010. Detectives say she's credible because --

BOYCE: The ability to articulate each and every movement of crime, where she was, where they met, where this happened, what he did.

GINGRAS: de la Huerta tells CNN, she first met Weinstein when she was 14 acting inside her house rules, a movie he produced. So 12 years later, when Weinstein offered to give her a ride home from a club, she says she didn't feel uncomfortable until they were in her New York City apartment. She told CNN her story on the phone.

DE LA HUERTA (via telephone): He pulled my slip dress up and he unzipped his pants and he -- yes, he raped me.

GINGRAS: de la Huerta says it happened again nearly two months later.

DE LA HUERTA (via telephone): The first time I was in just complete shock and it just happened so quickly. The second time, I was terrified of him, in a million ways that I knew how to say no, said no.

GINGRAS: Weinstein's representative did not respond to CNN's request for comment regarding de la Huerta's allegations. But through a spokeswoman, he has repeatedly denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

More than 60 women have accused the movie mogul of sexual harassment or assault. And NYPD source says the department's rape hotline has fielded dozens of calls about Weinstein. But de la Huerta's case stands out because it fits within the statute of limitations.

BOYCE: This person was still in New York and it was recent, we should make way to make the arrest, no doubt. But we're talking about 7- year-old case and we have to move forward in gathering evidence.

GINGRAS: de la Huerta says she's been working with police and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on gathering evidence, including accounts from her friend and a therapist who she confided in after the alleged attacks. The D.A.'s office would only say, a senior sex crimes prosecutor is assigned to this investigation.

DE LA HUERTA (via telephone): I'd like to see him go to jail and I think he's a rapist. He's gotten away with it for too many years, it would be nice to imagine that justice exists.


GINGRAS: Earlier this week I reported the source said, they have one other open case against Weinstein in New York. Christi and Martin?

PAUL: Brynn, thank you so much. So, let's get the legal aspect of this with CNN Legal Analyst Page Pate. Stick in around a lot of -- well, a lot of discussions today, I know a lot to discuss today. So, first of all, without physical evidence in this particular -- in this particular case, what is the most valuable element for New York prosecutors?

PAGE PATE, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: The testimony of the victim. A lot of people don't realize this, but in most rape prosecutions, sexual assault prosecutions, there usually isn't any physical corroborating evidence. I mean, if it's something that happened within the last 12, 24 hours, they may be able to do a rape kit at the hospital. They may be able to collect physical evidence to corroborate the victim's testimony. But especially when we're talking about a historical case, a case that goes back several years. You're usually just going to have the victim's testimony, so it's going to be a she said, he said type of situation.

[07:35:07] PAUL: The last we heard, Harvey Weinstein, I believe was in Arizona seeking treatment is what his people said. If he is out of State, how does New York get him back if charges are filed?

PATE: Well, it's simple. It takes some time. They have to first get an arrest warrant from a judge in New York, then they have to seek extradition from Arizona. So, they'll send that warrant to the authorities in Arizona. They will arrest him in Arizona, hold him there, have a brief hearing, a short hearing and then move him back to New York to face the charges.

PAUL: We keep hearing him saying, you know, his contention is that any allegations of nonconsensual sex were wrong.

PATE: Sure.

PAUL: If his defense that he thought it was consensual? Is that all he's got?

PATE: It sounds that way. And again, that's commonly the defense you have in these cases because you don't want to try to say, well, I wasn't with her at this time because there'll probably be witnesses or other evidence that can document that they were together. So, it is common, in fact, if not the most common -- one of the most common defenses is, yes, we did it, but she wanted to do it. And so, consent becomes a major issue in almost any sexual assault case.

PAUL: Of course, that we're hearing this morning that Netflix is not going to be involved with any further production of "house of cards" that includes Kevin Spacey as all the news, a news come out about sexual harassment and assault allegations against him in the last week. He is seeking unspecified treatment. I don't know what that means. Do you have any idea what that means and does it make him vulnerable to lawsuits in some degree? Because he did get on Instagram and essentially apologize to one alleged victim this week.

PATE: Yes, yes, well, he is already vulnerable to lawsuits. I mean, the one protection that people like Kevin Spacey have is that most states have statutes of limitations for civil cases that are different for criminal cases. So, I believe in California the time period is like five years. So, if you don't file suit after the incident happens within that five year period, you can't ever sue him. But, some people still proceed with those cases thinking, well, he's a, you know, high profile guy, maybe he'll give me some money just to avoid having this play out in the media.

A lot of times we'll see people who are in that position who think the civil suit's coming or maybe even a criminal charge trying to seek the treatment, the unspecified treatment. Which maybe he needs it, maybe it's beneficial, but I think it's more geared towards, look, if I had a problem I'm addressing it. And sometimes I can help you negotiate a criminal case as far as punishment, but not avoid it.

PAUL: All right, Page Pate, we so appreciate your insight --

PATE: Thank you, Christi.

PAUL: -- this morning on all things today. Thank you.

All ready. Well, listen now we want to tell you about more sniper teams, observation teams, thousands of officers along a route here. We're talking about New York City. And the mayor there says tomorrow's marathon will go forward as planned despite the terror attack we saw earlier this week. Stay close.


[07:42:33] PAUL: Let's talk about New York City and the marathon tomorrow. Obviously heightened security steps being taken in the wake of these weeks terror attack that killed eight people. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says authorities are using all resources available to protect everyone, who's there.

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, NEW YORK CITY: We have people here from all over the globe, our messages we will keep it safe and we'll working very, very closely and very well with our federal and state partners and there is an extensive amount of effort being made and additional resources being used to keep everyone safe. Once again I assure all New Yorkers, there are no credible or specific threats against the marathon or against New York City.

PAUL: Top on that, 50,000 runners, half a million people expected to watch. We will be there tomorrow to cover it live.

SAVIDGE: Tensions are of course high on the Korean peninsula as President Trump takes his first official trip to Asia. So, what's it like to be right on the front lines of the conflict between North and South Korea? Here is CNN's Brooke Baldwin with a look at the people who live and work there every day.




ROBERSON: That's a little crazy.

BALDWIN: Say that again. You visit North Korea --

ROBERSON: Almost every day.

BALDWIN: Almost every day.

ROBERSON: Yes, ma'am.

Could you guys hear me now? So right now, we're heading over to checkpoint three, the same rules do apply. Do not take any --

BALDWIN: How do you explain to Americans back in the States what you do day to day?

ROBERSON: I provide security for people that would like to come toward the DMZ.

All right. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Private First Class Roberson. I will be your security escort on your trip north today. Before we get started, I'm going to ask you guys a couple questions. Is anybody currently under the influence of drugs or alcohol at this time? No? And does anyone feel like defecting toward North Korea today? No? Okay, cool.

BALDWIN: Where do you live? Where are we?

ROBERSON: The JSA's on Joints Security Area. So right now, I'm only about 2 kilometers away from North Korea. I can hear propaganda music that they play almost every night.

All right, can everyone hear me? All right, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to conference row. This is the official meeting place between North Korea and South Korea or the UNC and the KPA. All the blue buildings you see belong to the United Nations Command or UNC. While the silver or gray buildings belong to the KPA or North Korea. All right, you guys to follow me, please.

BALDWIN: This is when you get to walk over the line into North Korea.

[07:45:02] ROBERSON: Three microphones that you see on the table, they're recorded and monitored 24 hours a day. And they serve as an official motor demarcation line inside of these building. So, there's of you sending all my letter now, standing in communist North Korea. While the rest of you on my right are still route to be safe with me in the Republic of Korea

BALDWIN: What does it feel to be standing in North Korea are you guys?


BALDWIN: Feels the same.

Why did you want to join the army in the first place??

ROBERSON: On Veterans Day, we do a parade in my hometown and I remember it was the first time I ever went to this parade. Just seeing those guys walk the roads in my town, I just had a lot of respect for them for the sacrifices that they gave up.

BALDWIN: You are 19.

ROBERSON: Yes, ma'am.

BALDWIN: Prior to coming to South Korea, had you ever left the country?

ROBERSON: No, ma'am. I've only been there to maybe 13 States inside the U.S., but I never been outside of the country. BALDWIN: Do you sometimes get homesick?

ROBERSON: I think everyone here would get a little homesick, but everyone here, we're also close to each other. So, everyone here is willing to help out each other in a hard time.



BALDWIN: So, it's Friday night --

LATTA: It is.

BALDWIN: -- and you hit the gym. I mean, do you ever think about what your friends back home would be doing on a Friday night versus where we're sitting right now?

LATTA: I'm pretty confident that my friends would still be going to the gym. I got a hang out with guys who lift all the time. So --

BALDWIN: What were you thinking when you're almost nose to nose with North Korean soldier?

LATTA: I had them more played up in my head, then, when I met them.

BALDWIN: Really.

LATTA: In my head, they were -- these warriors.

BALDWIN: And then, when you saw them?

LATTA: And then, when I saw them, I was like, man, all right, not what I had in mind, but OK, these guys are like 5'2", 100 pounds tops. So, just like OK, well. So, you guys are the ones, you guys is the boogeyman. All right, cool, nice to meet you. I am three times your size. So --

BALDWIN: Do you feel like the tensions have increased between the sides?

ROBERSON: We always maintain a readiness here. So, it doesn't really feel any different when tensions do rise or when they fall. We're always ready in case something were to happen.

BALDWIN: What's your message to Americans back home who are worried about Americans like you so close to North Korea?

ROBERSON: I would say to just pray for on us, really. Just pray for the best that no altercation will happen and hopefully, that it something good will come out of this.


SAVIDGE: We got the same hope. Meanwhile, Georgia's football team tops the College Football Playoff rankings, and our Coy Wire is there.

COY WIRE, FOX SPORTS ANALYST: Yes, how lucky am I this morning, Martin. Here on Campus University of Georgia and Athens, we already have some people searching for a tailgate already, game not until 3:30. Also, am I wonder if Martin going to text his some of those friends from Cleveland. Did you hear about what LeBron James did he made history? That's coming up too.


[07:52:29] SAVIDGE: I was just explaining at the break that my wife is a huge LeBron James fan, and normally she will scream her lungs out for the games. Is that last night, her husband had to sleep.

PAUL: Lessons in self-control, people. Yes. Well, that's because he was lighting it up yet again for having another record in the process. Coy wire! Tell us all about it because we were probably in bed and we missed it.

WIRE: (INAUDIBLE) show you a little bit of highlights from last night. How many crown jewels does King James have now? That thing must be getting heavy. First -- as I say, youngest player ever to reach 29,000 points in his career. Just the seventh player ever to do it. This guy is just 32 years old, he's been playing in the NBA nearly half his life. 15 seasons surpassing and joining a list the names like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. King James, said he was humbled to be even mentioned in the same sentence as those legends.

All right, we are here. It's college game day at the University of Georgia in Athens and their newly anointed number one run ranked team in the nation. Now, I've played on some top-ranked teams in my college days and I felt the pressure, you know, and how much I try to ignore it, but I was never number one. So, you can only imagine what these young guys are feeling. And this is the social media age, later on, and here about 24/7.

Well, former UGA legend Hines Ward and I got to talk to the team just a bit about what they need to do to the stay focus, stay hungry. You could see the hunger in their eyes. Well, you think the team was excited. How about the campus? 37,000 students. They're going to be 92,000 people in Stanford Stadium today. They are so excited, as I was walking near to the light, fit this morning guys, people still out in the streets partying. The students, they better get their rest because game time's coming soon. 3:30 South Carolina. Their first time out on the field as the number one ranked team in Asia's can be a good, good day here in Athens.

PAUL: And he's there for the whole thing.

SAVIDGE: He got lucky man, lucky bum.

PAUL: Coy, yes, thank you.

SAVIDGE: Well, both Bush Presidents are now speaking freely in a new book. One calls Donald Trump a blowhard and the other one says the current President doesn't know what it means to hold that office. That's next hour.


PAUL: Now, you know nothing beats the joy and the stress of being a new parent. So, in this Taking Care of Our House, Jacqueline Howard checks out some digital ways to lighten the load.

JACQUELINE HOWARD, CNN HEALTH, FEATURE WRITER: Several companies make smart pacifier that doubles as thermometers, this one is made by pacify.


HOWARD: What did you think?

CRYSTAL KING, NEW PARENT: This is actually really easy to sync to your phone. For this one kind, it wasn't a shape that he's not as familiar with. But, I can get it in his mouth and get him to take his temperature.

JENNIFER SHU, PEDIATRICIAN, CHILDREN'S MEDICAL GROUP: Even if they're tracking a baby's temperature using a pacifier or any kind of thermometer, we really want to know what the baby looks like and how the baby is acting. Not so much the number of the temperature itself.

HOWARD: This smart one (INAUDIBLE) tracks the baby's heart rate, breathing, and movement. Our new mom, Crystal, gave this one for me more baby a try for favorite feature, tracking her son's feeding time.

KING: Every eat, every three hours, and I am on top of making sure that he's eating at those times. Having that built into the app is kind of cool because it also allows you to keep track of your baby's feeding.

SHU: Remember that products that you buy are not a substitute for good adult supervision. It has to go hand in hand with something that an adult would provide.


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