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Trump Administration No Solution Yet for Immigration Problem; First Lady's Jacket with Catchy Phrase; Long Lost Families to be United in South Korea; Two Koreas Discuss Reunion Of Separated Families; Obama's Homeland Security Chief Responds To President Trump; Some Children Locked Up By U.S. Allegedly Beaten Abused; E.U. Tariffs On U.S. Goods Go Into Effect Friday; Sarah Netanyahu Indicted; Two Years Since Brexit Vote Gauging Public Opinion; Trump And Kim Get Bad Lip Reading Treatment. Aired 3-4a ET
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GEORGE HOWELL, HOST, CNN: Around the world, good day to you. We begin with the immigration crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico and the Trump administration's response. The president more defiant than ever falsely blaming Democrats yet again for separating children from their parents. But its conflicting statements from the president and his cabinet that are creating even more confusion.
Our Boris Sanchez takes it off from here.
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Amid furor over his administration separating children from their parents at the U.S. border, President Trump again blamed others for the humanitarian and political crisis. During a cabinet meeting Trump invited Democrats to the White House to strike a deal on immigration before again taking aim.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It's a whole big con job. In the meantime, people are suffering because of the Democrats. So we've created and they've created and they've let it happen, a massive child smuggling industry.
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SANCHEZ: The president also charged that Democrats are refusing to fund the care of immigrant children.
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TRUMP: They want us to take care of bed space and resources and personnel and take everybody and, you know, like, let's run the most luxurious hotel in the world for everybody. But they don't want to give us the money.
(END VIDEO CLIP) SANCHEZ: Trump also sewing even more confusion about his new executive order. After initially saying his hands were tied the president signed an order to end family separations Wednesday leaving many questions unanswered including what the administration plans to do with some 2,300 kids already separated from their parents, how they plan to locate those children's parents and how government agencies will handle incoming immigrant families.
Administration officials scrambled to answer basic questions about the order as Trump called it, quote, "limited." Even as the Department of Justice requested changes from a judge to help accommodate the order, the president told reporters it would ultimately lead to more separations anyway. Meantime, first lady Melania Trump spent the day at the border.
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MELANIA TRUMP, FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES: I would also like to ask you how I can help to student to reunite with their families.
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SANCHEZ: The first lady taking an unannounced tour of a Texas child detention center housing immigrant children after she was moved by recent images of sound of kids being separated from their parents, the first lady told her staff she wanted to see the situation herself and said to President Trump, quote, "I'm heading down to Texas." Melania met some of the children during class and thanked the center's staff.
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M. TRUMP: We all know they are having their fear without their families, and I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your kindness.
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HOWELL: That was Boris Sanchez reporting there for us. While the first lady struck a hopeful turn with her remarks, it was her wardrobe that raised a lot of question. As she departed Washington on a hot summer day, the former fashion model wore a green jacket with the message that you see on screen. Saying "I really don't care, do you?"
The White House immediately came to her defense arguing the words didn't mean anything. The first lady's spokeswoman said this, "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe," end quote.
The president, however, took a different turn on that. He said that it was a (AUDIO GAP) Melania Trump never wears that jacket again. The image only here to stay. One artist is offering his take on it. It shows the Statue of Liberty wearing the jacket holding a child's hand. But the message has been changed to say "we should all care."
New e-mails obtained by CNN from U.S. border protection suggest the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy for undocumented migrants is effectively on hold now. Field offices have been told not to refer any parents for prosecution who cross the border illegally with their children.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it is still waiting for guidance on how to reunite more than 2,300 children separated from their families.
To talk more about this let's bring in CNN legal analyst Areva Martin via Skype in Los Angeles. A pleasure to have you on the show with us. Let's start with this executive order effectively reversing the Trump administration's policy of separating families, promising now to keep these families together.
But Areva, there is this challenge. There's the federal ruling that prohibits the government from keeping children in detention centers for more than 20 days. It's called the Flores agreement, that to which the Justice Department is trying to change. Where do you see this going?
AREVA MARTIN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Yes, George, you're correct. The Flores agreement effectively prohibits Trump from doing exactly what that executive order attempts to do. There was an emergency filing today by attorneys in the Department of Justice essentially asking council and a federal court judge to review the Flores settlement agreement.
[03:05:07] Essentially they want the court to lift the 20-day ban on keeping families in family detention centers. And what's troubling about the government's filing today is they suggest that if the court doesn't rule in its favor that they will have no choice but to resume the policy of separating parents from their children.
HOWELL: OK, so designed really to challenge this ruling. Let's say that they succeed with that, then what's right then. Does it become several more weeks? Does it become more months, a year or years? Is this a slippery slope?
MARTIN: Well, it's very clear, George, that this is not going to be resolved by one court's decision. If the Trump administration is not successful we should expect them to appeal the decision and the advocates that were instrumental in having the Flores settlement enacted in the first place.
We should expect team to vigorously oppose any attempts by the Trump administration to change the terms of the settlement agreement and to allow for families to be detained for more than 20 days. So this is fight to which there's not going to be a quick resolution to.
HOWELL: Areva, when you listen to what these officials have said about this policy of separating families, the statements have been as contradictory as up and down and yes and no. Listen.
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JEFF SESSIONS, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL: The American people don't like the idea that we're separating families. We never really intended to do that.
If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you as required by law.
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HOWELL: So, again, a head scratcher to say the least.
HOWELL: But these contradictory statements -- contradictory statements aside, it comes down to this, the legal rights for people. And let's be clear, the limited legal rights for people that enter illegally or seeking asylum. Has the Trump administration violated right of due process by separating children?
MARTIN: Well, it's very clear that they're not enforcing American law. And even though you entered this country illegally, once you are detained by ICE or border patrol officers you are entitled to due process. That's what this country is built on. We're a country of laws. A Democratic country that says anyone that is put into our criminal justice system has the right to due process. And they seem to be side-stepping those rights.
And I want to go back to that contradictory statement, George. That was the Attorney General Jeff Sessions making the statement first that it wasn't -- his policy wasn't intended to separate families from children, and then that clear statement that if you do violate what they call the federal laws prohibiting entry into the country you will be prosecuted.
We also heard so many statements, one saying it wasn't a policy to begin with, that it's a policy somehow sanctioned by the bible. And I think these inconsistent statements are the reason we're seeing this played out so poorly. Clearly no thought was given to what would happen if the Department of Justice changed its rules from prosecuting these cases as civil cases in immigration court to now prosecuting them in criminal courts as felony misdemeanors.
And that's what's causing this administration. So we should be really clear. There was a very clear change in policy in the way that families crossing the borders illegally was treated by the United States government.
HOWELL: And also let's be clear, Areva, the president does have a broad authority when it comes to immigration. Several states say that they will sue the Trump administration over these forced separations. From your legal perspective is what the president doing here is it unlawful or within his purview?
MARTIN: Well, I think the Trump administration and this policy that is clearly a policy despite statements to the contrary, they face clear legal jeopardy. I cannot see courts upholding this policy of separating families from children.
And we've seen not only states threaten to sue the Trump administration, but we're seeing lawyers offering their services to families pro bono in some instances. And we see cases being filed now by some of the parents that have been separated from their kids and lawsuits being filed by kids who have been separated from their families.
So we're going to see -- I suspect as a lawyer we're going to see tons of lawsuits filed. Some by attorney general of states around the country, some by advocacy groups, lawsuits by families, and lawsuits by kids. I think the federal courts are going to be inundated with lawsuits challenging this policy.
HOWELL: Areva Martin, thank you so much for your time.
Around the world people have heard that haunting audio from earlier this week. The recordings of children at the U.S. detention centers crying out for their moms and crying out for their fathers. It's brought a great deal of attention to what's happening.
[03:10:05] Our Rosa Flores has this report.
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I talked to Cindy Madrid for about 45 min. Now this is the mother of the young child who became the voice of immigration separation after her recording was released to ProPublica. This woman is still in detention. She still hasn't talked to her daughter, she still hasn't seen her daughter, and she is paralyzed with pain. Take a listen.
FLORES: Cindy says that she and the other women became very excited, emotional when they watched President Trump sign the executive order Wednesday because they thought that something could change. But they were wrong.
FLORES: Cindy shared with us the number that immigration gave her to communicate with her daughter. So during our interview we dialed that number twice. And here's what we heard on the other end of the line.
FLORES: During our interview the news broke that Melania Trump was visiting South Texas, that she was at another detention facility talking to officials. So I asked Cindy about the first lady's visit.
FLORES: Cindy's family says that they talked to her 6-year-old daughter, and the little girl wants two things after she gets out of detention. To take a shower at her aunt's house and also to buy and eat as much cereal as she can.
Outside the Port Isabel Detention Center, Rosa Flores, CNN.
HOWELL: Rosa, thank you. And the challenge with these detention centers is not resolved. More news right after the break.
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HOWELL: The president of South Korea is set to meet with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming hours. When he addressed Russia's parliament, President Moon Jae-in told the house what had been promised during his summit with the leader of North Korea. Listen.
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MOON JAE-IN, PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA (through translator): Historic changes are happening in the Korean peninsula now. In April, I met chairman of the state council of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. And in the Panmunjom declaration we promised the whole world complete denuclearization and that there will be no more war on the Korean peninsula.
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HOWELL: Surely hopefulness on that front and another priority for South Korea to reunite families that have been torn apart by the division of those two countries. Delegations from both North and South Korea held high level talks with the Red Cross Friday to arrange these reunions that are set for August. The move was agreed to by President Moon Jae-in and by Kim Jong-un during their summit in April.
For tens of thousands of Koreans these reunions give them a chance to visit loved ones that they haven't seen or heard from in years.
Our Alexandria Field is following the story, live in Seoul, South Korea. And again, Alexandra, for these families that have been torn apart separated for so long there is hope here.
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. There is hope given the fact that there is this major effort underway to restart the reunions in August, to bring the first ones about on August 15. The details of that are being worked out today. It's giving tens of thousands of people hope. But we know that realistically this most likely won't be an option for tens of thousands of people.
We've seen about 20 of these kinds of reunion since 2000, George, in the past about 200 family members have been selected to participate. The last set of reunions happened back in 2015. These are extremely emotional moments. You're talking about families that were ripped apart not just years but decades ago. They've been separated for nearly 70 years in this some cases, and this is the only opportunity for them to see each other, even communicate with one other.
Of course these are families that can't exchange letters or pick up the phone or exchange e-mails. So how could you actually see a long lost family member. Well, it all comes down to a lottery system, and officials here in South Korea say they've got more than 130,000 people in the database, those are people who have registered who want to be part of the lottery. But at this point more than 75,000 of those people have already died. This, George, is why this is also pressing. About the quarter of the applicants for these reunions are in their 90s. More than 80 percent of the applicants are age 70 or above.
So they are very hopeful that this reunion will happen in August. They're hopeful, all of them, of course, they will be among the few that are selected to participate for what is truly for them just a once in a lifetime opportunity. George?
HOWELL: And as you point out, time for some of them, very important to make sure that this happens as quickly as possible. Alexandra Field, thank you for the reporting.
World Cup action, Argentina star Lionel Messi was under pressure to deliver after a lackluster opener and he decisively did not deliver.
World sports Kate Riley is here to tell us. What happened here, Kate?
KATE RILEY, CNN SPORT ANCHOR: Yes. No shock we've had another shock at the World Cup, George.
RILEY: You're getting bored of this. It's a shock after shock, some flaw after some flaw. But yes, we're going to start with Lionel Messi and Argentina who are having an absolute nightmare at this World Cup. And after their first stunning defeat against Croatia their future in the tournament is seriously in doubt.
Argentina's front line is looking woeful and they also have major problem at the back. Just look at this awful moment which Ante Rebic for Croatia's opening goal that was served up on a plate. He took it well as did -- Luka Modric for that second goal, an absolutely brilliant strike. He bent it just inside the post.
[03:20:05] Argentina were now on the ropes and Croatia finished them off by exposing their inadequate defense once again, and they were lining up to score. But it was even Rakitic who twisted the night for a 3-nil win there. This was excruciating for Argentina fans.
And the great Diego Maradona in the stadium you can see how he reacted to it. All Argentina players losing their cool. Their performance was embarrassing and the results ultimately humiliating.
And the emotions were pretty similar back at home in the capital Buenos Aires. The watching fans had to endure a series of bad misses before their team totally capitulated by the end. These supporters seemed to almost resign to the score.
Well, Argentina aren't out of it, but a lot will now depend on the game between Iceland and Nigeria. That's on Friday. But Argentina must beat Nigeria in their final game and they might need favors as well. Because George, you can see that minus three goal difference could actually prove to be a real handicap in the end. HOWELL: All right. All right. So, look, a bit of lucky goal, fair to
say. But France now in the knockout round, its second win of the tournament.
RILEY: Yes, second win, but these goals have been soft, so. And you can see for yourself France are one of the favorites for this tournament. They actually qualified for the knockout stage, but they did at the expense of Peru who have now lost both of their games to the same score line of 1-nil. So they're out.
Peru had been very well supported in Russia. It's their first World Cup since 1982, and they were unlucky to lose this goal by (Inaudible). The shot took a weak deflection evading the goalie, and into the park Kylian Mbappe who couldn't miss. France has scored three times so far in Russia.
But like we were saying, George, all three goals have been really lucky. It's so hard when you go to World Cup, isn't it? These expectations on all the players and it's really tough and you're going home before you can play with three games. These Peru fans have really given (AUDIO GAP) been better for their involvement.
Elsewhere in group C are in Denmark and Australia means that both sides still have a chance of going through. This game in (Inaudible) was lit up by a fantastic Danish goal after only seven minutes. It really was a brilliant strike from Christian Eriksen.
But check out this assist. It was deft, it was deadly and it sent Denmark on their way. And this (Inaudible) win to keep try to the day, doesn't it?
RILEY: Yes. It's really cute, and reaction back at home in school in Denmark. Many of these children were dressed for the game. Their excitement was infectious. Unfortunately, with we are going to be the bearers of bad news for them.
Australia got back into it with a penalty seven minutes before halftime. It was another used of the video. The referee highlighting a handball that would have been difficult to see in real-time. It was a good call, and Mile Jedinal buried the penalty to secure a 1-1 draw. Never in doubt, he has never miss a missed a penalty of his career. So the soccer rouse are alive and kicking in the World Cup. Now what about this moment, George?
HOWELL: I mean, that's just--
RILEY: Passions his middle name.
HOWELL: I think maybe that's not enough passion. Maybe we need to see more. What do you think?
RILEY: Yes, or maybe that's a new word for it. Maybe passion doesn't do it enough. I think you can sense what it's like to be at a World Cup and cheer on your team for a crucial goal. Jedinal their hero after this.
Fans are cheering for someone else. Yes, that's VAR, Video Assistant Referee it's the brand new technology and it's Australia's new hero apparently. Very amusing. Thank you to our partners at copper 90 for sharing that one.
HOWELL: What's the feeling about the Video Assistant Referee so far?
RILEY: So we thought it would be controversial, and in a way it is. But all the calls have been good so far.
HOWELL: So far.
RILEY: So far.
RILEY: Yes, we're not out of the woods just yet. We've got three weeks to go.
HOWELL: All right. Looking ahead three big games laid today. Brazil, surely they need to win?
RILEY: Yes, they do. They are tournament favorites, but they do need a win. Yes, Brazil drew in their first match over Switzerland. And now a win is a must if they want to advance.
So here's what's on tap for you on Friday. Huge matchup in group D between Nigeria and Iceland. If Iceland wins that'll make things interesting for Argentina after their loss earlier. Group E in action as well, like you said, George, Neymar expected to play for Brazil against Costa Rica while current group leaders Soviet face Switzerland.
Now one of the biggest surprises in the World Cup so far has been the host nation, Russia. They came in as the lowest tanked team at this tournament, but after a pair of dominant wins they're on fire.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen has more on Russia's sensation squad.
[03:25:04] FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It's not often you see Russians this emotional. But the country's has been in a football frenzy ever since the World Cup started, thanks to Russia's Cinderella squad. The team most experts thought would fail miserably, but that's outscored its opponents eight to one so far.
Defender Andre (Inaudible) have told me the team always believed in itself.
"Nobody believed in us," he says. "Now everyone does and they're starting to put medals on us. But we don't look at it. We study our opponents really well and we predicted everything."
But few observers could have predicted their success. Russia is the lowest rank team in the World Cup. They wouldn't have even qualified if they weren't the host nation, and many feared the mood at the World Cup would sour if the home team performed poorly.
Now the squad led by striker Artem Dyzuba is on a roll.
Team Russia has already proved all of its critics wrong, willing all of its matches and are already qualifying for the next round. And now both this nation and this team believe they can do great things at the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
And with a successful squad, Russians are embracing their nation's role as host of the tournament. Striker Fyodor Kudryashov telling me home field advantage has also helped elevate the team's performance.
"The fans are the 12th player on the field for us," he says. "We feel their overwhelming support and our team goes forward."
If there is a knock on the Russians is that they haven't played any of the really strong teams so far. But for now Russia is enjoying the winning streak hoping their World Cup fairy tale doesn't end anytime soon.
Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Novogorsk, Russia.
RILEY: Yes, great stuff from Fred, and another story line, another plot twist to it all. We have been so spoiled this first week of the World Cup.
HOWELL: All right, more excitement ahead I'm sure, Kate. Thank you.
RILEY: Thank you.
HOWELL: Around the world you're watching Newsroom. And still ahead the immigration crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico. We look at what one attorney is doing to help reunite separated families.
Plus after months of blame from the Trump administration the former President Obama's homeland security secretary responds.
HOWELL: Live around the world this hour we thank you for joining us here on CNN Newsroom. I'm George Howell with the headlines we're following for you his hour.
[03:29:56] E-mails obtained by CNN suggest the U.S. president's zero- tolerance policy for undocumented immigrants that it may be on hold. The White House is struggling to make sense of its approach, especially separating children from their parents. Again on Thursday the President falsely blamed the Democrats.
A pro-ISIS cleric has been sentenced to death in Indonesia. Aman Abdurrahman, is said to have incited five terror attacks including a deadly 2016 bombing that took place in Jakarta. Police say that his group was also behind the string of fatal suicide bombings that took place earlier this year.
Officials from North and South Korea met with the Red Cross Friday discussing reuniting families that were split up for many years by the country's borders. The move was agreed to at the summit between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un in April. Over then and thousands of Koreans, the reunions planned for August represent a long awaited chance to see loved ones that they haven't seen for years.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that it is still waiting for guidance on how to reunite more than 2,300 children that have been separated from their families. The parents are desperately are looking for any answers they can find. Our Ed Lavandera, spoke with one woman who was trying to help.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Going to have a lot of happy people.
ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The day after President Trump's signed an executive order billed as a plan to stop the separation of undocumented immigrant family.
TRUMP: I'm directing HHS, DHS and DOJ to work together to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process and to reunite these previously separated groups.
LAVANDERA: Rochelle Garza, an immigration lawyer in Brownsville, Texas, says she is still trying to make sense of it all.
ROCHELLE GARZA, IMMIGRATION LAWYER, BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS: The order doesn't reunify my client with his daughter. It doesn't speak to reunifying any of the parents with their children.
LAVANDERA: Garza represents one Central American father who was separated from his daughter in early June. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their families since the Trump administration rolled out the zero-tolerance policy in early May.
JEFF SESSIONS, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you as required by law.
LAVANDERA: The confusion is rampant. This group of almost 20 undocumented immigrants were shuttled in and out of the federal courthouse to face the misdemeanor charge of illegal entry. This image has become a daily routine at this courthouse for several weeks now, but public defenders told them, prosecutors dismissed their cases and the group has taken out of the courthouse. A few hours later with little explanation, prosecutors insisted the charges were never dismissed.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it is a direct result of what is going on with our administration. That they're changing things on the fly.
LAVANDERA: But Rochelle Garza says the reality on the border is much darker.
GARZA: The damage is done, and all we're trying to do right now is pick up the pieces and see how we can connect these parents with their children.
LAVANDERA: Ed Lavandera, CNN, Brownsville, Texas.
HOWELL: Ed, thank you for that reporting. Now, we have an update for you on a Guatemalan immigrant now reunited with her son after months apart -- a month apart, I should say. The woman sued the Trump administration after her 7-year-old boy was taken from her in Arizona in May. They celebrated early Friday, as the boy arrived at the airport in Baltimore.
The woman's legal team says that her fight, though, is not over as long as immigrant's parents and children are separated by the Trump administration's policies.
President Trump has repeatedly blamed his predecessor Barack Obama for the immigration crisis. So CNN invited the former President's secretary of Homeland Security to respond. Here's a part of J. Johnson's conversation with my colleague Anderson Cooper.
JEH JOHNSON, FORMER U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: Experience shows -- my own experience shows that perceived changed in immigration enforcement policy do have a reaction. They have a -- they at best have a short-term effect on illegal migration, but so long as the underlying conditions in the countries in which the migrants are coming continue to exist, illegal migration is going to continue to exist. And so that is what the 2014 experience in my three years as secretary showed. And so we looked at doing a number of different things.
We embraced a number of different things. Some of which I fully admit were controversial, but the one thing we would not do was separate children from their parents when they got to the border. Either as a matter of prosecuting the parents or otherwise, it was something we would not do. In fact, we did the opposite. We expanded family detention, which we were very much criticized for doing and a number of other things. We worked with the Mexican government, but so long as the underlying conditions in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador exist, the poverty and violence in those countries which is really bad, we're going to be wrestling with those issues for a long time to come.
[03:35:03] Which is why I believe that we need to invest in improving conditions there and providing other alternatives for migrants in the region places to go for asylum and refugee treatment.
ANDERSON COOPER, BREAKING NEWS SHOW HOST: President Trump has said that images in detention affect everyone and he also said the images of children in the Obama administration were worse, saying that there's a double standard. Does he have a point, because there was criticism in a way that kids were handled under the Obama administration? JOHNSON: Well, very clearly illegal migration is a fraction of what
it used to be 18 years ago. We saw numbers that are fraction of what they used to be in the Obama years, and now the demographic has changed. It is women, children, families coming from Central America and so, it did in fact see images very plainly from 2014, 2015, 2016 of women and children in border patrol facilities after their apprehension. There's no denying that. I saw them in person myself on numerous trips I made to south Texas to address this problem.
HOWELL: Jeh Johnson there speaking with Anderson Cooper. Some of the immigrant detention centers are accused of beating and abusing the children that are supposed to be cared for. Children are being sent clear across the country. As far north as Michigan and New York. CNN's Brian Todd visited one such facility in Virginia that is the target of a lawsuit.
BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that immigrant children as young as 15 housed in this rural Virginia facility were abused, beaten and handcuffed. The lawsuit described prison like conditions. Multiple children said they were handcuffed, strapped to chairs and restrains with hoods over their faces. One child said he was left strapped to a chair naked for more than two days.
Others describe being stab and poked with pens. We ask to speak on camera to administrators at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. And we asked to interview detainees being held there. The facility declined our request, but they later issued a statement saying the allegations in the complaint are without merit and that the facility quote, looks forward to the opportunity to present evidence that would allow a jury to reach the same conclusion.
In court documents the administrators at Shenandoah acknowledge the use of a restraining chair as a last resort for aggressive behavior. Quotes, when the emergency chair is utilized residents are restrained by their arms, legs and torso and a spit mask is placed on the resident to prevent staff from being spit upon or being bitten. The government says these kinds of facility are a last resort intended to meet the specialized needs of the children many of whom have behavioral problems.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you for your invitation --
TODD: Kelsey Wong is a Program Director at the Shenandoah facility. In recent Congressional testimony, she said some of the children brought to the facility may have been incorrectly classified as gang members.
KELSEY WONG, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SHENANDOAH VALLEY JUVENILE CENTER: And then when they came into our care and they were assessed by our clinical and case management staff, they didn't necessarily meet those -- they weren't necessarily identified as gang involved individuals. TODD: The facility faces charges including verbal and physical abuse,
substandard care, excessive use of solitary confinement, conditions that result in suffering. The juvenile residents here are among thousands of undocumented minors trapped in a secretive web of shelters, treatment centers and detention facilities, some of whom entered when Barack Obama was President. It's unlikely that any entered since President Trump instituted the zero-tolerance policy. Many of them are unaccompanied, but others were taken from their parents while crossing the border or later.
A psychologist who reviewed the accounts of several minors held at this facility said it's likely that many of them will never fully recover from the traumatic experiences that they had while being detained here. Again, this facility is denying all allegation of abuse and assault, but Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam has done the last order a state investigation into the allegations here. Brian Todd, CNN, Stanton, Virginia.
HOWELL: Brian, thank you. Still ahead the Israeli Prime Minister's wife could be facing jail time. The latest on the charges against her and a live report from Jerusalem.
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HOWELL: Welcome back. The European Union is retaliating against President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own tariffs on U.S. products. Starting on Friday more than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods will be taxed. This includes motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon and peanut butter. The measures largely target products manufactured in red states, those states that voted for President Trump. E.U. officials say that if the trade disputes continue they will expand the tariffs to include more American products.
It isn't just the E.U. battling the U.S. on trade. India and Turkey are also announcing retaliation measures of their own. India says that it will increase tariffs on August 4th on a number of U.S. agricultural products including chick-peas, walnuts, almonds and lentils. It's backed away from an earlier threat to raise duties on motorcycles. And Turkey, the list of new tariffs includes tobacco, rice, whiskey and cars there. There's always a risk whenever a country hikes tariffs. Our Clare Sebastian looks at the implications from past U.S. trade disputes.
CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In 1930 prohibition was still in force, Herbert Hoover was still in the White House and the global economy was in the grip of a catastrophic depression. Two U.S. senators Reed Smoot and Willis Hawley set out to stem the tide of the tariffs.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Smoot and Hawley were people whose districts were producing industrial products and competing with foreign industrial products and looking for protection in order to help their districts.
SEBASTIAN: Smoot-Hawley are the tariff in 1930 ballooned into hundreds of tariffs affecting all countries that exported in the U.S. Over 1,000 economists had urged the President to veto the bill warning the (inaudible). They were right. Countries from Europe to Canada retaliated over U.S. exports fell by 40 percent in two years.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We had just an escalation around the world of tariffs going higher. Most economists wouldn't say this caused the great depression, the great depression had already started, but this made the recovery of longer, maybe great depression worst.
SEBASTIAN: Smoot-Hawley was repealed in 1934. These two figures have haunted U.S. administration ever since.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, some of us remember the 1930's.
SEBASTIAN: This was 1985.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If the ghost of Smoot-Hawley reappears its ugly head in Congress, if Congress crafts a depression making bill, I'll fight it.
SEBASTIAN: While Reagan's rhetoric touted free trade some of his actions told a different story. Over the course of the 1980's he put restrictions and tariffs on Japanese cars, electronics and motorcycles to protect domestic companies.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Harley is back and standing tall.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did that help certain U.S. producers, yes, but it was probably harmful to the economy as the whole.
[03:45:00] SEBASTIAN: And that refrain rang true again.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If this administration doesn't give us the kind of remedy --
SEBASTIAN: In 2002 the U.S. steel industry was struggling under surging imports and falling prices. The Bush administration stepped in with tariffs of up to 30 percent on foreign steel imports.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They still need time for a breathing room so they can restructure.
SEBASTIAN: After about a year the World Trade Organization ruled them a violation and they were repealed. One study has made, that 200,000 American jobs will be lost due to highest steel prices. Be it all out trade war or trade disputes history shows protectionism in all forms is fraught with risk. Clare Sebastian, CNN Money, New York.
HOWELL: Clara, thank you.
Now to the wife of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She was indicted Thursday on charges of fraud and breach of trust. Prosecutors allege that Sarah Netanyahu misused state funds spending more than $100,000 on meals and private chefs. CNN's Ian Lee is following the story live for us in Jerusalem. Ian, tell us more about the nature of these charges.
IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, let us just break it down George, what we are looking at here. First off, these are charges of fraud and breach of trust. The State prosecutors are alleging that she used $130,000 of public money to pay for meals, also accused of illegally paying $10,000 to private chefs and also illegally hiring waiters for private events. And with all of this she could serve up to eight years in prison. Although, talking to legal experts they say that is unlikely.
So why is this all illegal? Well, according to Israeli law the Prime Minister's office cannot bring in outside food, if they pay for outside food when there is a cook at the residence. And they're saying there was a cook at this residence. They're also saying that the Prime Minister's wife also tried to cover up these indiscretion. There's someone who's working at the Prime Minister's office at the time who's also being charged, but for her part the Prime Minister's defense is that they're denying all this.
They said in a statement that it's the first time in Israel and in the world that the wife of a leader is put on trial for food entrees. There was no fraud, no breach of trust or any other felony. So they're sticking to it that the fact that, you know these food wasn't for them in the first place it was for the people who are working at the Prime Minister residence. But now we will see this case going forward although it could be quite some time before we do get a final verdict, George.
HOWELL: All right, Ian, and also the Prime Minister himself also facing some legal concerns of his own.
LEE: Yes, that is right. This power couple -- Israel's premier power couple has had some legal. Both the Prime Minister himself was -- there's two cases in particular where the police have presented the evidence to the public prosecutor. They say that they believe he should be charged over a near series of offenses. It's up to the public prosecutor to determine whether or not to move forward with that.
This also include fraud, bribery and breach of trust, to the two cases include one, the first one where the Prime Minister is accused of accepting bribes from a businessman, the second case is where the Prime Minister allegedly coordinated with a publisher of a newspaper to get favorable coverage. In turn he would try to decrease the circulation of arrival paper. There's also a third case that the Prime Minister is also being questioned as a suspect in. So a lot of legal woes for the Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife.
HOWELL: Ian lee live for us in Jerusalem. Thank you.
Still to come we are about to mark the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the E.U. And we're gauging public opinion on London streets. What we found may surprise you.
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HOWELL: Koko, the gorilla, famous for using sign language has died. There were skeptics, but her trainers said Koko understood 2,000 words in English. She was born in and trained at a zoo in San Francisco, eventually becoming a celebrity. With an unforgettable photo on the cover of national geographic cuddling her pet kitten the Gorilla Foundation said Koko taught the world about the emotional capacity and the cognitive abilities of gorillas. She died in her sleep. She was 46 years old.
Saturday marks two years since people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the E.U. Both sides have made progress negotiating a divorce that will alter millions of lives and how the U.K. does business, but untangling the close relationship after four decades is not going to be easy, and there's still plenty to haggle over before the next deadline. Our Anna Stewart is gauging public opinion on the streets of London and has this report.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A petition about Brexit.
ANNA STEWART, CNN PRODUCER: All right. Accepting Brexit would never be going to be easy. For some remainers the fight is still on.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's bigger. It's much bigger.
STEWART: They're pushing for another vote on the final deal.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is a whole plethora of things that people thought that they really get that they now can see they're not.
STEWART: But some people say that is a mockery of democracy. We have the vote. We knew the consequences. What do you say to them?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, let's live in a one party state, let's never have a general election. Let's just elect one government and have them forever, because that is what democracy said at a particular point in time. That would oversee the ludicrous.
STEWART: So do you think Brexit would be good for jobs?
Campaigners are taking the temperature of locals here in Redding. It is the west of London. With this makeshift (inaudible). So they can see that, some people do think Brexit will be good for jobs, some people say it could be good for (inaudible) for how status here in the U.K. However what really unifies everybody is nobody seems to think that Brexit is going well.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hello there, are you in a rush?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I'm going to miss my bus.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why do you have a leaf for that?
STEWART: Mostly it's an uphill battle against the fed up and the fatigued.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We've already voted.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is about the final bill.
STEWART: Up and down the country the British people are worn-out. London's famous chatty cabbies are sick of talking about it.
How do you think Brexit is going?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Too slowly. The government needs to push on and do what the people voted for.
STEWART: It's a struggle to keep up with the twists and turns of the Brexit process.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are a lot of people out there a bit confused about what the government are going to be doing.
THERESA MAY, PRIME MINISTER, BRITISH: We are working to ensure that we can have our future customs arrangement.
STEWART: (Inaudible) posturing, parliamentary rebellion an endless procedural votes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not really sure if it's a backstop or backslide that she is talking about here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Four minutes after 7:00 in this hour. Another vote, another defeat.
STEWART: Dizzying even for a radio pundit like Nick Ferrari.
NICK FERRARI, RADIO PUNDIT: If probably the best way to put it in English terms is to be a brother's novel, it is just endless jumping on trains from London to Brussels.
STEWART: Ferrari a leader says the country doesn't have the stomach for another vote.
FERRARI: It's not a best of three. Where does that end?
STEWART: Two years on these negotiations, have any of these rifts been healed?
FERRARI: Tell me any divorced in couple you've ever known who said I'm so glad that this divorce took so long. So this is inactivity has made it far worst, because people get angrier with each other.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: s till want to get out, I don't want to hurry out, and I don't want to be bullied by the E.U. commission.
STEWART: With temperatures flaring with no settlement in sight. Anna Stewart, CNN, London.
HOWELL: Anna, thank you.
The U.S. President Donald Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un do not speak the same language, but it hardly matters when it comes to reading lips. Our Jeanne Moos explains.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know all those moments of the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un that you couldn't quite make out?
[03:55:01] TRUMP: May I touch you?
KIM JONG-UN, LEADER, NORTH KOREA: Yes, buddy. Good seeing you homie.
MOOS: These two homies finally got the bad lip reading treatment.
TRUMP: They always threaten each other, because you will never know.
JONG-UN: Yes, dude, whatever. Text me.
MOOS: BLR inserts nonsensical words.
TRUMP: And it also mentioned that he was a little German sheep and he intends to name it Glen.
MOOS: And for the exchanges like this are transformed.
JONG-UN: Hooray I win.
TRUMP: No, I'm the best.
JONG-UN: No, I'm the best.
MOOS: No wonder BLR is the best. The producer who wants to remain anonymous has been doing it for seven years. Giving new meaning to everything from the Trump inauguration to the debates.
TRUMP: Well, I can do this.
MOOS: Actually, Trump was saying this.
HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: That is absolutely prove.
MOOS: But it isn't just words that the bad lip reader puts in their mouths. It's gastrointestinal distress. Bad grunt reading is how one commenter described it. TRUMP: Hey, look at the little tiny zucchini.
MOOS: So if you're looking for an escape from reality, bad lip reading is so much tastier.
TRUMP: We're going to have frittatas.
MOOS: Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.
HOWELL: That is the news this hour. I'm George Howell. The news continues with my colleague Hannah Vaughan Jones live in London. Thank you for being with us.