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Epstein Accuser Names Powerful Men In Sex Trafficking Allegations; El Paso Shooter Told Police He Was Deliberately Targeting Mexicans; White House Tells ICE To Conduct More Raids; North Korea Launches Two Projectiles Into The Sea; Manager Hailed A Hero After Helping To Save Hundreds Of Lives; Alleged Shooter's Mother Called Police With Concerns Weeks Ago. Aired 7-8a ET
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[07:00:00] DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We need intelligent background checks, OK. This isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: President Trump is sounding upbeat about the prospects for new legislation to address gun violence, but we've heard talk like that before.
SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): The key to this, honestly, is making a law and not making a point.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Officials say North Korea has launched two projectiles into the sea. This is the fifth time that North Korea has fired salvos of the short-range ballistic missiles in about two and a half weeks.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The North Koreans are pretty upset. And this is normally how the North Koreans express themselves.
JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Donald Trump is encouraging white supremacy. There's a distinction without much of a difference.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: President Trump firing back at the growing number of 2020 Democrats accusing him of being a white supremacist.
TRUMP: I think it's a disgrace and I think it shows how desperate the Democrats are.
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CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Well, good morning to you. Take a nice, deep breath. You've made it to the weekend. But oh, my goodness, what a packed few hours we have here today. I'm Christi Paul.
MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN ANCHOR: And I'm Martin Savidge in for Victor Blackwell. Thanks for joining us. New this morning, court documents that have just been unsealed revealed lurid details of sexual abuse against -- claims, I should say, against multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and several powerful men.
PAUL: Among those accused former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Britain's Prince Andrew, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. Now, we need to say all of them have strongly denied all of the allegations.
SAVIDGE: Let's get straight to the details. And for that, we turn to Polo Sandoval who joins us. Morning, Polo.
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Martin and Christi, good morning to you. There's a lot that our team have been unpacking here. So, let's start with why this is significant. These documents that were unsealed just yesterday, they're basically a big win for Epstein accuser, Virginia Giuffre, who has claimed that she was approached by a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell when was just 15 years old while working at Mar-a-Lago and recruited to give Epstein massages for money. That job, she claims, quickly turned into years of being "a sex slave for Epstein."
In these court filings Maxwell's legal teams hitting back at Giuffre's claims of abuse saying that she was "excited about her job as a masseuse, about traveling with Epstein and meeting famous people, and that Giuffre never mentioned Maxwell to her then fiance or introduced Maxwell to her parents. Maxwell's attorney, also in these court filings say that Giuffre contacted police in 2002 for an unrelated crime but that she never told the responding officer that she was a sex slave.
Giuffre later sued Maxwell for defamation but much of her case which was settled in 2017, what's been under seal and not in public view. So, these documents are basically the first time that we are getting to read and hear and read some of her claims here. Giuffre may or may not be among the alleged victims in the criminal charges. It isn't known because the names of those alleged victims haven't been made public. So, Giuffre accusing Maxwell of recruiting her for massages that quickly turned to sexual encounters with both Epstein and Maxwell.
She says that there are even flight logs that show Giuffre was taken on dozens of flights by Epstein and Maxwell on private jet that known as the Lolita Express, according to these court filings. She also claims that she was sexually abused to the point of having to be taken to the hospital in New York by both Epstein and Maxwell. And she says that medical records show that she was just 17 when she was taken to seek medical care.
Giuffre claiming that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to have sex with high-profile men including Prince Andrew. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson telling CNN, "This relates to proceedings in the United States to which the Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue." Other notable men that she alleges to have been take to have sex with include former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Photos of her at Epstein's ranch in New Mexico are part of the
documents, we should mention. A Richardson spokesperson calling the allegations also "completely false." The full statement here reading: "To be clear, in Governor Richardson's limited interactions with Mr. Epstein he never saw him in the presence of young or underage girls. Governor Richardson has never been to Mr. Epstein's residence in the Virgin Islands. Governor Richardson has never met Ms. Giuffre."
But she also claims to be sexually abused by Attorney Alan Dershowitz who served on Epstein's legal team at one point. Dershowitz telling CNN that he never had sex with Giuffre. And also saying that documents released on Friday include documents and e-mails that are "totally exculpatory to the allegations against him." A full statement from him reading: "The release today of previously sealed documents which I have been trying to unseal for three years, categorically proves that Virginia Giuffre never had sex with me. They prove that as far back as June of 2001, Giuffre never included me among the numerous people she claimed to have sex with."
[07:05:35] The documents also showing an Amazon receipt for sexually explicit books that were sent to Epstein's Palm Beach home here, Martin and Christi. So, really just to give you a bigger sense of this case that's ongoing and certainly gives you a sense of the allegations and also of the defenses that have been made so far.
PAUL: All right. Polo Sandoval, thank you so much. We appreciate it. I want to bring in a Criminal Defense Attorney Page Pate. I just want to get your reaction initially to all of this.
PAGE PATE, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: It's crazy, right? I mean, there are a lot of allegations. At this point it is important to remember these are just allegations. They're allegation that were made by Ms. Giuffre in a deposition in kind of an unrelated civil suit where she actually decided to file a defamation lawsuit because Maxwell said you're lying about this. It's not true. That's a bold step. I mean, that means that she was confident in her claims thinking there may be some corroboration. But unless there's corroborating evidence, I mean all these inconsistencies, the fact that it wasn't disclosed earlier, I think that's going to prevent it from being a very serious inquiry on behalf of these new folks. I don't think they have to worry about criminal charges at this point.
SAVIDGE: What is the impact on the criminal case that's already now ongoing against Epstein?
PATE: Well, we don't know. I mean, we know Epstein has been charged. We've seen the indictment, we know what the allegations involve but we don't, as Polo said, know the individuals who may be involved in that case. Now, presumably, Epstein's lawyers have seen the discovery materials, the evidence, and in that material, you will see the individuals named and they'll know who they are but we don't. That information has not been made public. Now, if the case goes to trial, I anticipate some of these folks may testify at the trial. They'll be of age perhaps now when they weren't back in the time period when he's alleged to have undertaken these activities. But we don't know a lot about the criminal case other than the charge. PAUL: So because this was more of a past case, would you have
anticipated that we would have seen charges against some of these people had there been something more substantive?
PATE: That's a great point. These allegations may be new to us because the court documents have just been unsealed, but they're not new to the federal investigators, I mean, right? These allegations that were made by Ms. Giuffre have been investigated before, presumably the investigators have met with her. They've met with other potential victims. They've taken their statements. These individuals have likely been identified. But perhaps there was no corroborating evidence to support the claims.
SAVIDGE: So, as it goes forward on this case, it's still right now a he said/she said as much as these are just horrible claims that are being made, right?
PATE: Right. But that's enough, Martin. I mean, that's really important to remember in a criminal sexual exploitation case just like a rape case, the victim's testimony that something happened is enough to bring a case. Now, a jury may decide we want more corroborating evidence. You need to prove it. But, look, when we're talking about old allegations especially, how do you prove things like that? Maybe you have a picture, OK, but it doesn't show sexual contact.
PAUL: She mentioned look at the flights I took and there were logs of that.
PATE: Right. Right, but it's all circumstantial evidence.
SAVIDGE: So, how do you prove it?
PATE: Well, it is the testimony and whether that testimony is credible. Now the things Alan Dershowitz pointed out, well, you know, the testimony has been inconsistent, she didn't identify me back when she identified the other people, those inconsistencies will be what the defense and these folks will use to attack her credibility. But it all boils down to that. Do you believe her?
PAUL: What if she really did -- what if she really was taken to the hospital? I mean, clearly, there would be hospital records to show what she was treated for --
PATE: Right, right.
PAUL: And if she had, you know, had a very candid conversation with somebody there.
PATE: That's possible but then the defense will say, well, if it was a sexual abuse allegation, why didn't she request a rape kit? And if a rape kit wasn't done at the time, how can you now prove what happened?
PAUL: Could you argue that she didn't request it because it was Epstein and Maxwell who took her to the hospital? PATE: You can argue that and then we go down this rabbit hole and
that's exactly the problem with these cases especially when they're brought years after the fact.
SAVIDGE: There are so many challenges in the case. All right. Page Pate, great to see you. Thanks very much having in this morning. We appreciate it.
PAUL: Always good to have you here. Thank you. So, the El Paso shooting suspect is admitting that he was specifically targeting Mexicans when he started shooting at that Walmart one week ago today.
SAVIDGE: Plus, police have 250 tips but zero credible sightings in the search for a Tennessee inmate who escaped Wednesday using a tractor, and he's believed to have killed a prison official.
[07:10:06] PAUL: Also, there is a global heat wave this summer. June and July already the hottest on record. And this month, August, is showing little signs of relief. This weekend: 50 million of you in the south are under excessive heat alerts. How bad is it going to get? We'll talk about it.
PAUL: Well, the man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 24 at an El Paso Walmart told police that he was deliberately targeting Mexicans.
SAVIDGE: His arrest affidavit says that Patrick Crusius told police that he was the Walmart shooter. Sources say that Crusius picked El Paso because he wanted to -- his attack to be far away from his hometown near Dallas. Crusius has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond. And the shooting is being treated as a case of domestic terrorism. We now know race was, of course, a factor in the Walmart shooting last Saturday and that has people across the country on alert for similar attacks.
PAUL: CNN's Ed Lavandera explains why the shooter picked the store in El Paso for his attack.
ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "Not in my hometown," the accused racist terrorist in El Paso is telling investigators he chose the border city instead of Allen, Texas, where he's from some ten hours away because he believed if he pulled off his deadly attack in another city his family and friends wouldn't know it was him. Three sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN Patrick Crusius expressed shame of doing it near his home. Throughout the country, the El Paso gunman's actions has already put people on edge. This 20-year-old is now facing a terror threat charge striking fear inside a Springfield, Missouri, Walmart after walking through the store like this.
MIKE LUCAS, LIEUTENANT, SPRINGFIELD POLICE: There were a lot of people hiding outside behind these barriers and businesses and it was pretty chaotic. LAVANDERA: It's the latest example of angst and anxiety across
America from Times Square in New York where a motorcycle backfiring sent people running; to a mall in Utah, where a sign crashing to the ground had shoppers scrambling to safety.
[07:15:13] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We didn't know what was going on until somebody went in to tell us that we need to leave the place. So, we just basically ran.
LAVANDERA: A Costco in California was evacuated after reports of a possible gunman inside. All of these incidents and others like it just this week; and while protesters plead with Washington to act. Walmart took its first actions since the shootings deciding to stop playing violent movies in their T.V. sections and eliminating displays of violent video games but still planning to sell the games as well as guns.
Back here in El Paso, we have obtained the arrest warrant affidavit of the 21-year-old suspect here in the El Paso shooting. According to that court document, the gunman has confessed to police of walking into this Walmart with an AK-47 shooting multiple people and specifically wanting to target "Mexicans" and that he was arrested just a few blocks away from the shooting scene. When he was approached by officers, he stepped out of the car, put his hands up in the air and said, I'm the shooter.
SAVIDGE: And that was Ed Lavandera in El Paso, Texas for us. Thank you very much, Ed.
PAUL: So, listen, after more than 600 undocumented immigrants were rounded up in Mississippi this weekend, you've seen the images of the people in handcuffs being loaded into vas, but it's these images that you see in front of you of the children that are the hardest to escape. We're going to talk to a child psychiatrist about what this means to these kids, where does it lead them?
SAVIDGE: Plus, the manhunt intensifies for the escaped Tennessee inmate suspected of killing a prison official three days ago.
[07:20:38] PAUL: 20 minutes after 7:00 on this Saturday morning and we're so grateful for your company. I'm Christi Paul.
SAVIDGE: And I'm Martin Savidge in for Victor Blackwell.
PAUL: You know, at least 680 undocumented migrants were detained during these raids this week at seven meat processing plants in six Mississippi cities. The images that came out of those raids, they were tough to watch, weren't they? Especially of the children. They were crying. They were begging for their parents to come back. President Trump said raids like these are "a very good deterrent for undocumented immigrants." And the White House has told Immigration and Customs Enforcement to conduct dozens more raids like this one. But a lot of people I know are wondering what happens to these
children? What is the effect on them, on their minds, on their bodies when they're separated from their parents? It's so jolting with a forced separation like that. Well, Dr. Louis Kraus is with us, he's Chief of Child Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. Doctor, thank you so much for being with us. I want to get your reaction, first and foremost, to what you saw this week.
LOUIS KRAUS, CHIEF OF CHILD PSYCHIATRY, RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: Well, I think it's a human reaction when you look at it. It's heart-wrenching to see these poor kids, how despondent they are the day before school. You know what's really horrible here is the concept that they have this well put together raid, this horrific raid on these parents for god knows what reason but nobody thought through about what to do about the children without their parents, what type of interventions they would need? It's as though nobody cared.
PAUL: Let's remind everybody what was happening with these children, what they were left with. Let's take a look.
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MARLENY LOPEZ, WITNESS TO ICE RAID: My dad didn't do nothing. He's not a criminal. Government, please pull your heart. Let my parents be free and everybody else, please.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Please can I just see my mother, please. Please.
RANDY GARCIA, FATHER DETAINED BY ICE: He said to my mom, take care of the kids because the immigration has now captured me. I started praying to god to let him go. I hope they'll come back.
ASERID LOPEZ, WITNESS TO ICE RAID: She didn't do nothing wrong. She isn't a criminal. Hispanic people -- they don't come here to hurt or injure anybody. They come here to make a better future for the kids.
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PAUL: Dr. Kraus, when you hear and see that, I'm wondering --
KRAUS: Yes --
PAUL: go ahead.
KRAUS: It's heart-wrenching. And you know, again, there is no forethought in regards to the impact of the children. I look at this, you know, any reasonable person would have looked at it and thought through if you take away the one or two parents from these children, what do you need to do to help these children? No thought about it. It's essentially child abuse.
PAUL: What is their most urgent need right now, do you think, for the kids?
KRAUS: Well, the most urgent need is -- their most urgent need is to know that their parents are safe. You know, for a young child, they can look at this almost like a death. It's the most horrific nightmare a child could have. You need trained mental health professionals to be sitting with these children. You need to have community support to make sure that they're comfortable. And, most importantly, you need to be able to reunite them with their family as soon as possible.
PAUL: You called it child abuse. Representative Tim Ryan tweeted that it's state-sponsored child abuse. What's the long-term effect for these children?
KRAUS: Well, the long-term effect can be quite serious. Even with just a short-term removal from the parents, you worry about acute traumatic issues. You worry about long-term depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. You know, as I said there is almost nothing, perhaps nothing more true mat I can traumatic to a child the sudden loss of your parent. And depending on the age of your children, especially these elementary school-aged children, this is just beyond words to describe in regards to the impact on these poor kids and that nothing -- the government did nothing to prem for this. Any reasonable person would have known the trauma that these kids were going to go through and the interventions that they were going to need. And nothing is in place.
[07:25:19] NAME: The Washington Post describes this about when children are forcibly separated from their parents. They say, "Their heart rate goes up, their body releases a flood of stress hormones such as cortisone and adrenaline. Those stress hormones can start killing off dendrites, the little branches in brain cells that transmit messages. In time, the stress can start killing off neurons and especially in young children wreaking dramatic and long-term damage both psychologically and to the physical structure of the brain." How do they recover -- how do they recover, Dr. Kraus?
KRAUS: Sometimes they don't recover and that, you know, there have been studies with eastern European orphanage kids where they've been removed from the parents, the trauma of what occurred often results in permanent damage to the child. You know, we talk about the development of anxiety symptoms, of posttraumatic stress disorder. These are often permanent changes that you can try to help support but the scars and the damage may always be there. And the lack of forethought in regards to helping these children is horrific. Again, beyond words.
PAUL: I know you keep going back to that and I know that you may not necessarily want to get political and that's not what I'm trying to do here but I am trying to kind of bridge a gap. It seems like there's this gaping hole between what happened and the sensitivity of what could have been present in this raid for these children specifically. So, if you could sit down with President Trump, with any members of congress, what would you say to them even with the customs agents who were involved in the raid, what would you want them to know about what we've seen and the aftereffects of it?
KRAUS: Well, you can't look at this whole situation and not think that it's political. Everything about what has occurred here is political. It's with no care in regards to the impact on the child. This is no different than what's occurring on the border. You know, these kids have been separated from their families and unless you can show me something different than what I've seen, there's been no attempt, significant attempt, to reconnect the children with their families, no care. This is one of the most atrocious things that you can fathom doing.
I can't imagine the worst dictator doing this to their children. There's an absolute lack of care in regards to this. If I were to be able to sit down with these people and talk to them about them, first and foremost, is you've to look at the children -- the most vulnerable group of our population, and they're doing nothing in any essential way to help them or to care about them. This should be the first focus in regards to what they're doing not an afterthought.
PAUL: Dr. Louis Kraus, we appreciate your thoughts so much. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.
KRAUS: Thank you for having me this morning.
PAUL: Absolutely. And I do want to point out we do understand that our reports, that for most of those young children or for many of them, they have been reunited with their parents. Parents were detained and then they were released if it was discovered that parent was the sole provider for that child. In many cases the children may be reunited, but that doesn't change what happened in that moment to them and how that's going to live with them.
SAVIDGE: In other news warrants have been issued for the West Tennessee inmate who escaped Wednesday. It's about 45 miles northeast of Memphis where this happened. Curtis Watson is being sought for first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated sexual battery. After his escape, 64-year-old corrections officer Deborah Johnson was found dead in her home on the prison grounds where Watson had been spotted earlier. He fled the area in a tractor which was found just over a mile from the crime scene along with his prison I.D. There is a reward of over $52,000 for information leading to his capture. So far authorities have received 250 tips but zero credible sightings of Watson who is considered extremely dangerous.
PAUL: Still ahead, U.S. officials say North Korea has launched more short-range missiles into the sea hours after President Trump touted his most recent "very beautiful letter" from Kim Jong-un.
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SAVIDGE: And we're following "BREAKING NEWS" this morning. A show of force. That's what South Korea is calling North Korea's firing a two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea early Saturday morning.
PAUL: Now, the launch is North Korea's fifth in just over two weeks. And this is just hours after President Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that North Korea's Kim Jong-un was not happy with joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises in that region. These are annual exercises that happen every year.
SAVIDGE: Joining us now is CNN's Ivan Watson. He's live in Hong Kong with the very latest on this morning, to you, Ivan.
IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Martin. The missiles were launched, according to the South Korean military around 5:30 a.m. local time. Two short-range ballistic missiles.
Which is pretty much the pattern that we've seen for about 2-1/2 weeks now. We can show that calendar again. The North Koreans firing missiles on July 25th, July 31st, August 2nd, August 6th, and then, this morning.
Now, there's another key date there. That's not on the calendar, June 30th, that's when President Trump met face to face with Kim Jong-un on the Demilitarized Zone and became the first American president to step into North Korea.
And yet, all these missiles have been fired after that. Well, the North Koreans said earlier this week that they're very unhappy about the U.S. and South Korea having annual joint military exercises. They call this a violation of the spirit of all the summits and diplomacy that President Trump has conducted with the North Korean dictator.
The South Koreans are a bit uncomfortable with this because the missiles that were launched today, they traveled about 250 miles east into the ocean of North Korea. But that's definitely within range of the South Korean capital, Seoul. And they're warning that these types of missile launches could escalate military tensions.
President Trump has been on record saying, the short-range ballistic missile launches do not bother him. And, in fact, hours before Saturday morning's launch, this is what he was saying about receiving a very beautiful letter, as he put it, from the North Korean dictator. Take a listen.
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[07:35:45] TRUMP: He really wrote a beautiful three-page -- I mean, right from top to bottom, a really beautiful letter.
Yes, he gave me a great letter. I would love to give you, but I don't know, I don't think it would be appropriate. But it was a very personal letter. It was a great letter he talked about what he is doing. He is not happy with the testing it's very small testing that we did, but he wasn't happy with the testing. He put that in the letter. But he also sees a great future for North Korea.
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WATSON: Apparently, when President Trump was saying testing, he is referring to the U.S.-South Korean annual joint military exercises with -- which Pyongyang interprets as a potential threat to North Korea.
So, in President Trump's own words, what bothers him, what would bother him would be nuclear weapons tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches. Short-range ballistic missile launches don't bother him, he says.
Though the British government says, they are a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. One final note, at that meeting at the DMZ on June 30th, President Trump said, within weeks, the U.S. and North Korea would have meetings of working groups for negotiations on denuclearization. That has not happened, only a lot of missile launches since that DMZ meeting. Martin, Christie?
PAUL: Ivan Watson, we appreciate it so much. Thank you, sir. CNN's Sarah Westwood, live from Bedminster, New Jersey now. Sarah, we heard him say there -- Ivan say that President Trump had said, the short- term missiles, they don't bother him.
But there are 28,000 U.S. troops that are in that range of which that any of those missiles could actually hit. Have we heard any news or any indication as to whether the president has had any communication with either North or South Korea this morning?
SARAH WESTWOOD, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: Well, Christi and Martin, good morning. And President Trump seems to be channeling a lot of that frustration about North Korea into South Korea. He seems to be questioning why the U.S. pays so much to base those 28,000 troops in South Korea. He has scaled back the military exercises -- those joint military exercises that we heard President Trump referred to as testing, between the U.S. military and the South Korean military this year.
They've been scaled back in an apparent attempt to appease these concerns from North Korea. And just this week, he demanded that Seoul step up and pay more for the protection that they received through the U.S. military alliance with South Korea.
And two administration officials tell CNN that in private conversations, President Trump has started to sour on South Korea and fumed that Seoul isn't doing more to rein in Pyongyang. That's the same kind of frustration that earlier in his presidency, he projected on to China, he thought Beijing should have done more to contain North Korea.
Now, he's questioning why South Korea isn't doing more to try to contain the aggression of Pyongyang. Now, we've seen five short-range missile tests just since late July, two just in the past week. But President Trump says that his agreement -- the one he struck in Singapore with Kim Jong-un only concerned ICBMs, only concerned nuclear testing.
However, the lack of further concessions from North Korea throughout this diplomacy that President Trump has pursued means that really the only thing he has had to show from these talks with North Korea was the cessation of testing.
So, with short-range missiles starting to be tested again, Martin and Christi, the President Trump's few gains optically with North Korea, those are starting to be eroded.
SAVIDGE: That's Sarah Westwood. Thank you very much for that. We appreciate it.
PAUL: I hate to tell you this, but there is another child who has died in a hot car. This time in Tennessee. And it's these record temperatures this summer, worldwide. Today, 50 million of you are under heat advisories in the South. We'll tell you what happened, give you the very latest. Stay close.
[07:43:59] PAUL: You know, in the midst of what's been the hottest summer ever globally, I'm so sorry to tell you that there's been another child whose died in a hot car. This time, it was outside a grocery store in Knoxville, Tennessee. We know it was a young child, we don't know the gender. But we know that this is the time of year we see these things happen when the temperatures are so high.
And this weekend, more than 50 million people in the south are under excessive heat alert. So, please, please, please, check your car before you get out.
SAVIDGE: Absolutely, absolutely. For the very latest now on the record, we let's go to CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar. Allison.
ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes, that's right. I want people to understand, this doesn't just happen. You hear about this young people leave them, they go to work for 68 hours, and you know that that's obviously going to do something.
But you don't need 68 hours. In many cases, this can happen in less than 30 minutes. Let's break down those timelines. If the outside temperature is 90 degrees, in just 10 minutes, the inside of that car temperature jumps to 109.
Now, we fast forward a little bit more. Make it 30 minutes in a -- in a car where the outside temperature is 90. Now, the inside of that car jumps to 124 degrees. At a temperature like that, your internal organs will begin to start to shut down.
Now, fast forward 60 minutes. Now, the inside temperature of that vehicle goes to 133 degrees. Again, even though the outside temperature may only be 90 degrees. Here is the problem, we have a lot of places who are going to see a temperature even hotter than that.
In fact, this weekend, stretching from Texas all the way over towards Florida and Georgia, you have over 50 million people under a heat advisory. This is a combination of the outside temperature as well as the humidity.
The feels like temperature today in Brownsville, 110. Dallas, 106, Houston 108, New Orleans, it's going to feel like its 104 this afternoon. Here is the thing though, for a lot of these areas, it's going to be a multi-day event. Look at Dallas, three, the next three days, all looking at triple-digit temperatures that doesn't even take into account what the humidity will be. But cities like Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, the other thing you have to note, they're peak isn't even going to be until Monday. So, this isn't going to be a short-term heatwave. Many of these places, this is going to linger into Tuesday and even into Wednesday.
And again, this is coming off of the hottest June on record globally. And then, also July, again, the hottest July on record guys. So, it's been a very hot summer overall. So, please, Victor -- or Martin and Christi, you know, you guys mentioned but it bears mentioning again. Please always check the back of the vehicle, both for children and also for your pets.
[07:46:32] SAVIDGE: Absolutely, yes.
SAVIDGE: Allison Chinchar, thank you very much for that.
Well, today marks one week since that horrific shooting in an El Paso Walmart that left 22 people dead. Coming up, why the manager of that Walmart is being hailed as a hero.
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ROBERT EVANS, MANAGER, EL PASO WALMART: I just wanted to save as many people and get people notified that there was a danger. There is danger coming this way.
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PAUL: Also, our new original series, "THE MOVIES", continues Sunday night. And has a look at the 1960s. Here's a preview.
SEAN CONNERY, RETIRED ACTOR AND PRODUCER: I admire your courage Ms. --
EUNICE GAYSON, FORMER ACTRESS: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr.?
CONNERY: Bond. James Bond.
NELSON GEORGE, FILMMAKER: If you grow up in the '60s, it's hard for you not to identify who was Bond. He was like, "I'm kicking ass, I'm taking names, I'm making quips, I got your girl."
GAYSON: When did you say you had to leave?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, when the first James Bond film was made, a lot of risks were taken. And Sean Connery was one of those.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: James we are not the building. I've been searching London for you. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ian Fleming and others were not super confident about Connery in that role. But the audience reception really proved that Connery could pull off Bond.
CONNERY: As one kind of I read about you, said you, your image, would they pay the fines if I lived up from the image?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Sean Connery was so handsome, there's a kind of naughty fun just in his smile. And you felt as though, you didn't need to know him. You weren't asking for an internal performance from him. He was somebody you could project a fantasy on.
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[07:52:18] PAUL: You know, the people of El Paso, Texas, they're still struggling this morning to try to heal after a week of -- from this mass shooting. 22 people died, another two dozen were injured, and now, we're learning more about exactly what happened inside that Walmart at the time.
SAVIDGE: One of the things you find out covering these sort of stories is that in moments, of great tragedy, there are often also moments of great courage and bravery. CNN's Brian Todd has the latest on the investigation. And he spoke to the manager of that Walmart who is being hailed as a hero.
BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: CNN has obtained an arrest affidavit of the suspected shooter, Patrick Crusius, showing he allegedly told police he was there to target Mexicans.
CNN spoke to the manager of that Walmart, Robert Evans, who saw the shooter firing at victims in the parking lot. Evans said the shooting appeared deliberate.
EVANS: From what I saw he seemed like he was -- he knew what he was shooting. He was very defined, he looked very focused, you know, and precision on what he was, you know, what he was aiming for. I mean, he -- it wasn't just a spray of gunfire, these were direct shots.
TODD: El Paso Police have told CNN, the suspect surrendered to a motorcycle policeman, a couple of blocks away from the Walmart. Getting out of a car, and telling the officer he was the shooter.
The affidavit says the suspect admitted to using an A.K.-47 to shoot multiple victims. Robert Evans the manager says he got hundreds of people out back entrances. He saw one man shot in the back, staggering out a back entrance. He says one of his employees tended to the wounded man.
EVANS: I just wanted to save as many people and get people notified that there was a danger. There is danger coming this way.
TODD: Then, Evan says, he circled back around the front of the building and saw an elderly couple who had been shot in their car.
EVANS: There were shots through the glass, in the windows of the -- of the car. And the passenger was a -- was a female and she was shot in the face in area, and she was pretty not responsive at the time. And then -- and then, the man was kind of moaning and it appeared that he was trying to drive away from harm's way, and he parked kind of crooked. And he -- you know, he just couldn't drive anymore, and he was bleeding severely from his back as well.
TODD: And CNN is learning more about what drove the alleged gunman Crusius to El Paso, to commit this horrific crime. Three sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN, Crusius told investigators, he did not want to carry out an attack in his hometown of Allen, Texas. Expressing shame or reticence to do such a thing near his home. That's one of the reasons he targeted El Paso over 650 miles away.
The sources said Crusius believed that if he did this in another city, his family and people who knew him wouldn't know that he was responsible for carrying out the deadly attack.
[07:55:11] JAMES GAGLIANO, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: The fact that the shooter traveled that far away, from all the way from Allen Texas to El Paso in search of people that -- if you read his creed, didn't look like him. This speaks to his mindset, this speaks to his motivation.
TODD: The FBI says its evidence response team is combing through the crime scene and will be four days as law enforcement digs into the background of the alleged shooter.
SGT. JON FELTY, SPOKESMAN WITH THE ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT: We were able to locate a call that came in on Thursday, June 27th at approximately 11:15 in the morning.
TODD: Allen Texas Police confirming that Crusius' mother did, in fact, call their station weeks ago with concerns about her son as first reported by CNN.
FELTY: The sole concern was it was the parent was motivated out of a concern that her son would -- just did not have the training -- the firearm safety training and the intellectual maturity to own this type of a firearm.
The call taker really did a good job, and comes around twice, in fact, and says, "Is your son suicidal?" And then, says, "Has your son threatened to any other persons?" And both times the -- it appears that there was not a problem with that.
TODD: And since the mother didn't identify herself, Allen police could not follow up with more investigation.
FELTY: The protocol is you always ask for identification. But you can't force someone to identify who they are.
TODD: To give an idea of the kind of scene the shooter was walking into, Robert Emmons, and another Walmart official tell us they believe about 3,000 people were at this store at the time the shooting began.
So far, no Walmart employees are counted among the dead. But officials say, two Walmart employees were wounded. Brian Todd, CNN, El Paso, Texas.
PAUL: Brian, thank you. We'll be right back.