Federal judge slams President Trump's comments about Andrew McCabe's case, likens it to a "banana republic", Trump claims he has "legal right" to intervene in DOJ cases despite Barr asking him to stop DOJ-related tweets
Out Front next Banana Republic. A federal judge slamming the president for getting involved in the case against the former. Fbi Deputy Director Andrew McCabe this as Attorney General Bill Bar tells the Justice Department to take another look at the Michael Flynn case plus just eight days until the Nevada caucuses. Could we see a repeat of the Iowa debacle a man overseeing multiple precincts? There tells me he has not yet been trained and Bernie Sanders moving onto super Tuesday states topping more new polls is the Sanders Democratic Party. Now let's go out front and good evening. I'm Erin Burnett out front tonight. Banana Republic Federal Judge Tonight with withering commentary about the Department of Justice. Judge Reggie Walton saying quote. I don't think people like the fact that you've got somebody at the top basically trying to dictate whether somebody should be prosecuted. I just think it's a banana republic when we go down that road now this federal judge Walton Judge Walton by the way is a Republican nominated senior federal judge clearly slamming the president of the United States in this particular case over trump's insistence that the department of justice investigate the former FBI. Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe now tonight. The Department of Justice is dropping that pogue probe but at the same time the Attorney General Bill Bar tonight is giving trump yet another huge present an official telling CNN that bars privately ordering a reexamination of some high profile cases including one trump cares a lot about his former national security adviser. Michael Flynn Flynn is awaiting sentencing for lying to the FBI. Well this reexamination is surely music to the bosses ears. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. What they've done to General. Flynn what they did to general. Flynn is very unfair. In my opinion look at Flynn. It's a shame and now here we are for the second time and basically as many days bar appears to be caving to trump's bidding and the fact is that bars moved to order the case we examined is highly unusual and it comes on the heels of his attempt to overrule career. Doj prosecutors in pushing for a lighter sentence for another trump crony roger stone now overruling sentences for cronies is the sort of thing that happens in a banana republic which made me why judge Walton added this damning and sobering thought about the current president of the United States. The integrity of the process is being unduly undermined by inappropriate comments and actions on the part of people at the top of our government. I think it's very unfortunate and I think is a government and as a society. We're going to pay. A price for Sanchez is out front. Live outside the White House tonight So so Boris. You have this federal judge you know. Really WITH WITHERING COMMENTARY ABOUT TRUMP. When he's talking about a Banana Republic This as the Department of Justice drops that probe into McCabe. What was the president's reaction to that today will earn? We're told by sources inside the White House that president trump did not know that. This news about Andrew. Mccabe was coming and that he was furious. Attorneys apparently having to try to calm the president down trying to swayed him by presenting the legal rationale for why charges were not being brought against Andrew. Mccabe A we're told that the president Really try to force the issue with them that he was adamant that. Mccabe should face charges. Of course he's been targeting Andrew McCabe for a long time now for years and he's repeatedly suggested that he should be locked up calling him a deep state operator and such. The timing of course is interesting with this news coming from the Department of Justice that Attorney General William bars going to reexamine these cases. I including Michael Flynn's case that is likely music to the president's. Here's as you said Erin He's repeatedly suggested that. Flynn was ambushed by FBI investigators even though he pled guilty to lying to the FBI. So in a way this could be seen as a sort of consolation prize coming from attorney. General William Bar to the president not going after one of his political targets one of his perceived opponents but offering him some consolation with Michael. Flynn Erin all right. Thank you very much worse out front now. Someone who worked with Bill Barr the former Deputy Attorney General Donald Air he served in the George H W Bush administration where he was senior to bill bar at the time. And I appreciate your time. Thank you very much Mr so so judge. Walton worries about a Banana Republic. Sobering Commentary He talks about inappropriate actions of the top of the government. What's your reaction to what Judge Walton said. Well I agree with what Judge Walton said. And I guess I'm at a point in my myself of of thinking. We really have to look at the at the bigger picture. Here of what's been going on for a long time and I and I really think when you do that you come to the conclusion that it's time for bill. Barda resigned as attorney general so so so it I mean look. It's a serious thing to say you know him you've worked them. You know the good You now see what he is doing. Now we obviously have him right now looking into another case involving trump loyalist Regarding you know examining the case in this case sentencing and the other obviously I'm referring to trump's friends Loyalists Michael Flynn and Roger Stone So so how do you get to resign? It's not a small thing it's not and and and and I think the bottom line reason is that it's clear from many things he's done since he took over but also many things. He said that he doesn't believe in our system of government in which no one is above the law And you can go through the record of his performance. We're looking at it right now in these events intervening essentially on behalf of the president. But there's a whole series of events that goes back over his whole term of service for the last year and then a whole lot of things. He said that show that he really doesn't believe that. The president is is not above the law. And so I'd be glad to talk about some of those things. What are what are some of them because obviously now he's saying what he does interview right where where he gives trump. What TRUMP WANTS. Ready Defense Trying to overrule the the sentencing right for Roger Stone but he says stop tweeting about it. You're making my job impossible. And some people interpret that is he's actually standing up to the president Does not sound like that's how you see it. No I think what you have to do is look at look at what we do. Not What we say. And there's a long series of events than in most people's minds they start with bill bill bars whitewashing of the molar report back in March and April of this year. Many people will remember in October. You know you. I'm sorry. In December you had the issues report. Who had done a long inquiry into the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the and the the headline finding of that report was that there were problems in the FBI but the predication the factual basis for the report was entirely proper and there was no bias. Founder indicated among the people overseeing the investigation Attorney General Bar immediately immediately said That he didn't agree with that he didn't think that was correct. And he actually got his. Us Attorney Durham to say the same thing. you've got bar behaving very unprofessionally in the context of that investigation before it was over when he goes out and he said lately as well that that the FBI was spying on the on the campaign you have you have the attorney. General misstating the conclusions of the Muller report when he talks about in the president's words no collusion well. They didn't find no collusion. They found no conspiracy no agreement with the Russians to actually interfere but plenty of collusion. Lots of people having a meetings with Russians and that sort of thing so but what do you think happened? I mean I would I would I I look. I'm I'm impressed with the fact that you're willing to come out and say something boldly and without fear and you think he should resign but but you've known him for a long time you've known of him for a long time you've known of his reputation. He's a guy who respected executive power. He was known for that but yet by by most accounts he seems to have gone way farther than anybody expected. What do you think happened to bill about trump? I don't think anything happened. I think all you have to do is read what he has believed for apparently most of his life and and he really believes I believe he believes that the president should be essentially above the law. He wrote a memo which I think a lot of people. You probably talked about it on this show in June of two thousand eighteen when he was. I guess hoping to be considered for Attorney General and the memo came out with this amazingly broad sense of of the president's powers among other things he said. The president is the executive branch and he went on to say very specifically That the president had the power indeed the obligation to be in charge of and make decisions if need be in investigations including having the right to decide in an investigation of himself. What ought to happen. Well that's the definition of the president being above the law and that's bill bars conception of the president's powers Lots of other things. He's done have carried through on trying to prevent meaningful interference or prevention of his exercise. The powers there's whole series of ways in which bars Justice Department has supported preventing the effective effective role of checks and balances in our government. You know he's He's he's litigating the case involving the Urgency Declaration where the president couldn't get Congress to appropriate money for the border wall. And so the president made an emergency declaration and said I'm going to use that even though he said it wasn't really an emergency and I just WANNA move faster I'M GONNA use that declaration in order to divert money from something else. We'll bill bars. Justice Department is litigating his right to do that. Which is which is indefensible. Bill Bar Bill Maher's Justice Department Has pushed the whole concept of absolute executive privilege Multiple opinions of the of the Office of Legal Counsel Preventing Congress from playing its traditional role of having effective oversight. Ah I appreciate your giving all these angles and I and I appreciate your taking the stand. That you're taking your coming out and saying what you believe. You believe that he should resign. I appreciate your time. Donald Airs I said former deputy attorney. General Evan presses out front with me now obviously covers the Justice Department. I mean Evan. You've been talking to sources inside the Department of Justice. You know you have a judge coming out today referring to Banana Republic about the president's role and and and Department of Justice in some senses You have here. Former deputy attorney general calling for bars resignation. What is the mood inside the department you know? Look I think there's a lot of unease About what has happened this past week. Erin look I think a lot of the things that the pre That the attorney general has been saying some of the rhetoric that he is adopted from. The president was already uncomfortable for a lot of people. But until this week we hadn't seen any of the of the actions so publicly done right where you have the Attorney General Publicly essentially Disavowing the work of career prosecutors who were simply following the guidelines that this administration has set forth. And so that's one of the things that is now giving people unease inside the department about exactly what is happening. Maybe these accusations of the that the attorney general is simply Too politically involved carrying out the bidding and the president. Maybe those things are true. I think a lot of people are very very nervous about it. I think the Attorney General doing interview this past week where he Pushed back on the president's tweets. I think he needed to do that. To Quell some of the unease inside the department right now of course then the next day Doing again with the president wants in part in how it's A. Yeah all right. Thank you very much. And next president trump trying to get the last word via tweet after bar asked him to stop tweeting plus a volunteer in charge of several precincts in Nevada. Raising serious concerns on this program tonight about the upcoming caucus there. Could it be an Iowa repeat? I'll talk to him and Amy Klobuchar stepping up attacks on Bernie Sanders. I don't think that is where a party is. And I certainly don't think that is where our country is. Is She right? Everyone Barbara McDonald here hosted the brand new podcast from Hsen down the hill. The Delphi murders in February of twenty seventeen Abigail Williams and liberty. German went for a hike on a warm day in Delphi. Indiana and vanished. Nearly twenty four hours later their bodies are found in the woods. 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Nope trump says this does not mean that I do not have as president the legal right to do so I do but I have so far chosen not to now. They're I guess. He's referring to the criminal case intervention right now former director of the Nixon Library. Tim Neftali and White House correspondent for the New York. Times Maggie Haberman so Maggie bartels the president to stop tweeting and so he responds in a tweet to something important. Really important. They're built are said which is He hasn't asked me intervene to criminal case. The president's response on twitter. Yeah but I could if I want right Erin. It's very in line with what we have seen this president's say in a number situations where it was the same with Robert Muller and whether he had the right to get rid of him it's been the same with ambassadors and whether he had the right to get rid of them whether he had the right to have a kernel Lieutenant Colonel Din moved out of the NFC in the White House after his impeachment. Testimony the question of whether he has the right to do. It is actually generally not the case. The question is whether he should be doing it. And whether he is crossing lines that other presidents have not or or when they have they have come into trouble The president was according to all my reporting not pleased with what Bill Bar said We've not seen him reacted the way that he typically does because we've seen with him that when his back against the wall and when he actually has to be disciplined for a short period of time he can be. I think has been warned by people. Look we saw it in the final week before the election that he actually simmer down but when it was pointed out to him That his he he had not been using his twitter feed as much in the final week of the election. He got angry. That was noticed and started tweeting to make a point of that. That's exactly what you saw him do with bar today. I don't know that it means a change for their relationship. Going forward bar has a lot of latitude with this president but sometimes as president gets an idea in his head about somebody and it's like a germ and it just boroughs in his brain and I think we are going to have to see how this plays I know. And you're you're in the in the in the context Maggie saying you're talking about bill bar and we just heard a former deputy attorney general calling for the resignation making the point about Bill Barnes expansive view of executive power so portable bar. That goes. Yeah I have that view but then I got this person that when when he doesn't interview and then he does. What Maggie's talking about today? What does Bill Bar Blanche? Well I think bill bar has his own agenda I think Gore went back into government to achieve some and I think that he views trump as his enabler as much as he enables trump. I don't think they always agree on how to use power. I look at Bill Bar is doing right now. Bill Bar is investigating the way in which the intelligence community does its assessments of Russia that is hugely important and could have a big chilling effect on intelligibility. Bill Bar has just launched an investigation of the Flynn Prosecution. I think bill bar was saying to the president. I've got things to do. You're making it hard for me to do. Those things and those things are not good for the country. They're not good for the rule of law but their bill bars agenda as much as practicing certain Jodoin Judge Walton as points out a Republican nominee. Judge would agree with what you're saying Maggie to your point you know when the President says when someone tells them I was sort of chuckling when you use the word when he gets disciplined but when he's totally can't do you can be disappointing right. He can behave with discipline but yes when when he gets told. You can't do something. He likes to prove that he's doing so. And so I wanna just give a few examples of the I have the I could do it if I want. Sort of here are three times. He did it. To your point I never told Don mcgann to fire Mueller. If I wanted to fire Mueller. I would've done it myself. It's very simple. I had the right to on this. All Res Joe Biden Funds Name. We've been pretty. Why don't even mention it? But certainly I'd have every right to. I put no pressure on them whatsoever. I could have. I think it would probably possibly have been okay of. I did but I didn't he. It's funny in the context of Muller which was the first example like that that I mentioned where he said you know he he. He didn't want Muller fired but he he had the right to do that. Actually was shown in the report that he did one molar fire and by the way. It's not just that. He said he had the right to this was a lie. According to others under testimony he did tell Don mcgann fire. So there's there's the dishonesty plus the exactly. Yeah and so. I think that when he says these things that I never did that but I had the right to. You have to bear that in mind one thing. I was struck by listening to bar in that in that bitches now and I think. Tim is exactly right. I think the bar has his own interests that he's tending to But when when Bar Was saying you know. I've never. The president ordered me to do this. I'm not sure the president has to if you think about the one of the most important things that Michael Cohen said in his testimony of the president's former lawyer before the house was basically he doesn't need to give you a directive that you know what he wants and you follow along with. That is anybody. Who's the president's twitter feed unclear on what he wants? I think it's it's really all right out there to be saying no it's true. I mean you know and Essense billboarded need. I mean take the very specific example of the Roger Stone sentence right bombardment. What trump wanted. Everybody knows trump on it. Well I I also think it's important for us to make clear that it is a crime to intervene in a criminal matter. The way the president is doing he actually does not have the right to do this. His role as president means that saying those things in fact is pressure. Maybe if we said this on television it might be interesting. But we're not in a position to put pressure on the Justice Department. He is so I think that when he says it he's actually committing a crime and so it's not just he doesn't have the right to say what is just another question. There are people now and you hear this all the time. I'm sure people say OK. Trump just does it in a more whatever brazen or childish or offensive way but other people did it before this is what they do meaning president in this case. People say that. But it's not true I don't know what the comparable I don't even know what the comparison basis is for a lot of the cases that we have seen under this president where you have had so many Former advisors to to this particular president who have come under investigation or been charged I understand that bill bar has issues with how the Muller report in the investigation was handled But he then said that he felt stone prosecution was right and he thought that the just the the outcome was right. I don't I just don't understand how you would line up with previous presidents. I guess is the most breaking answer that all right. Thank you both very much and next questions tonight about whether Nevada is prepared for the upcoming caucus we are going to be using an online tool throughout the process. And we have never seen or been trained on that to you. Saw The look on my face. You'll see more Bernie Sanders polling in the top tier even in the state of Texas. Is it his Democratic Party? 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Before the caucuses we would pick up the IPAD and all our other materials but they there is no provision that has been shared to my knowledge to do the detailed training. So how do you feel about this? You know I am concerned. Well okay. Nevada was supposed to originally use the same. Abbas Iowa before the disaster there. So that's part of the reason they had to scramble and put something new in. But Seth actually said he was trained on that APP so before Iowa Nevada had a big day a whole day. They were gonNA train on that APP. And here's what happened. We had a large day long training where they were supposed to show us the APP but they ended up spending the whole day trying to download the APP and most people in the room could not so we left that day knowing clearly that there were problems out front now. Tom Perez the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and in terms of press. I just spoke with Seth Morrison. He's going to be in charge of multiple precincts in Nevada. For the caucuses there He says that they're going to be given ipads but not until the night or two. Before the caucuses. He hasn't seen the the software tool they're going to be using and he's concerned. What's your reaction? Well listen the Nevada Democrat Party. I have great confidence in. Our team is out there as well and they're not going to be using an APP. Let me be clear the the APP that was in place in Iowa. They're not using it. Our goal is to have a caucus that is as low tech as humanly possible while preserving efficiency. And so. What does that mean Erin. Well tomorrow when early voting starts people are going to use a paper ballot and they'll use paper ballots for the next four days. In the meantime one of the lessons we take from. Iowa is that we need to be talking relentlessly with our volunteers and so we're doing day in and day out now. They had to make some adjustments after Iowa but the good news is that they always had a backup plan. So they're not starting from scratch by any stretch. So you're not concerned. When Seth says that he's not getting any training and doesn't anticipate getting anyway. He said he did on the APP that that Iowa use that Nevada was going to use and they had a whole day of training. Couldn't get any training because I never got the darn thing to launch. But he's a little worried. He's not being trained. But you're saying that that that is misplaced that it'll be. I saying that training is critically important. And we understand that. And by the way. I'm very appreciative for Seth and all of the volunteers in Nevada People have stepped up in remarkable ways. And they're going to be at the eighty plus caucus sites tomorrow and then a week from tomorrow at caucus sites across the state so these volunteers are the lifeblood of this effort. But we also have at the same time. The Nevada Democratic Party aided by an army of people elsewhere including from the DNC and our goal and we will implement. This goal is to make sure that everybody walks in all of our volunteers. All of the people who are running the caucus walk in Saturday morning if next week when we do have the the actual caucus understanding what their role is with a person to call. They don't have to use their own technology. They don't have to use an APP in Iowa. People were using some of their own technology and we made sure no that is not the case. But you're saying people like Seth He. He will get training that he seems he would be more comfortable getting at this point since he has an absolutely without a doubt that he will get it and everybody else who needs to be trained will be trained and there will be people in caucus sites or readily available on a phone. If you have a question you will feel free to call those people again. I have great confidence in the leadership. Team in Nevada. In Senator Reid and senator. Colorado's Masto in Rosen and then in the team in the Nevada Democratic Party so we have obtained document chairman press which shows that. Dnc officials played extensive roles in the development of the APP wet. That was that was used in Iowa. The contract with that APP specified that the company had to provide the DNC with access to its software for testing work together on an ongoing basis. This is all from the contract to develop the software. So now you've looked at this whole situation. How much responsibility do you take for? What happened in Iowa Chairman? Well listen Our our partnership with the State parties the Iowa Democratic Party while they run the caucus and and They administer the caucus everything we do with. The state's is a partnership we all succeed together. We all fall short together. And the language that you're referring to is language that we have put in place in contracts to make sure that we are paying attention to cybersecurity. Now the the contract that was entered into with shadow which was the company that fell short with the APP that contract was entered into between the Iowa Democratic Party and Shadow. But the language that you're referring to is something we include because we care about cybersecurity. We have learned a lot of lessons. The hard way about cybersecurity. And here's the thing about Iowa and these things are just provide you with access software to tech for testing. Did you test it advocates? Absolutely the these. These cyber Iowa's failures were not a cybersecurity failure. The language you're referring to was language we include in these contracts so that we are cyber ready with hindsight and again our rules and bylaws committee inquired into whether it had been pressure. Tested put aside cyber security whether it had been pressure tested so that it could work at scale and we received assurances that could and with hindsight we together with the Iowa Democratic Party should have tested it more but you and I have talked about some of the criticism that you're taking about adjusting. The criteria needed to make the cut for a democratic debate. Right who's on the stage? It's an incredible power to make that call. And you've made the case for changing the rules to focus on poles and not just donors which gives Michael Bloomberg who was pulling solidly but self-funding in. So what do you say chairman to those in your own party and there are a lot of who are dismissing Bloomberg. And they're saying you know what he's the Guy Reagan it. He's buying his way onto the stage. That's not legitimate. Well first of all I would say to people. Take a step back. Look at what we did as a party. When I became chair almost three years ago we engaged in a very inclusive process of reform. We did remarkable reforms. We reform the super delegate laws and again this was supporters Secretary Clinton supporters of Senator Sanders others working together. There was no delegate super delegate counter in the run-up to Iowa unlike four years ago because we reform the super delegate role so we return power to the voters to those say. Well someone like Michael. Bloomberg can buy his way onto the debate stage. I say the following number one we need to reform citizens we need to overturn citizens United Reform our campaign finance laws. That's part of our platform and number two. You do have a remedy if you believe that someone like Michael Bloomberg shouldn't be able to effectively sell funder race and your remedy. Is this get out there and vote? Make Your Voice heard get out there on. Super Tuesday or whenever your primary issue is someone finding because it is it's a circular it's a circular question. I understand that but if someone's willing to put their own money in. Is that a bad thing well again. That's going to be up for the voters Aaron to decide because I read recently in the last couple of days you know there have been stories written about statements that Mayor Bloomberg has made about stop and Frisk. Well one of the best ways to and full disclosure. I was at the Justice Department when we filed a brief Opposing stop and Frisk in a number of people. Want to know what's his position. One of the best ways to answer. That question is to have him if he makes the debate stage and he hasn't qualified yet. That's what debates are about Charon prize. Always a pleasure. Thank you for your time. My pleasure front next. The twenty twenty candidates are coming together to take on one of their own. Plus we brought you the story of Andrew. Yang's wife Evelyn. She talked about Set being sexually assaulted by her doctor and since she came forward another thirty seven. Women have come out with allegations about the same doctor. And you'll hear from one tonight. Great me or you didn't know if the attack was over. The wait is over coming to H. L. N. All new episodes of forensic files follow the evidence and crack the case forensic files to Premiere. Sunday February. Twenty third at ten only on a Gel with a no-holds-barred election right around quarter. Take a look back at some of the most hard-fought presidential races throughout history the CNN original series race for the White House is back for a brand new season. Sundays at nine on CNN tonight. Who's afraid of Bernie Sanders? Well apparently his fellow Democrats Amy Klobuchar warning that Sanders is not only out of step with the party but she says with the country. I was the only one on that stage that are raised my hand and said that. I didn't think we should have a socialist leading the Democratic ticket. I don't think that is where party is and I certainly don't think that is where our country is. King law is out front. She is in Nevada. The candidates are campaigning. So Kyung Senator Club showers far from the only one going after sanders for his left of center politics. Although she's right she's the only one who did raise her hand on that stage in New Hampshire saying she had a problem with a socialist at the top of the ticket. What are the other candidates saying? Now it's the other moderates who are joining her in this belief. It is getting a bit more forceful more direct and expect it to get more pronounced here. The state of Nevada. Why because the Culinary Union has told its sixty thousand members that a vote for Bernie Sanders would equal the elimination of their union healthcare. And they are talking about Medicare for all listen to Pete Bouche and what he said about Bernie Sanders. When it comes to healthcare this is just one example of an issue where we have this my way or the highway politics that suggest to people that you know. If you're not with me you you must be against me. If you're not for the revolution you must be for the status quo. We don't need a revolution. We want evolution and we need a nominee who can deliver it and that of course. Mike Bloomberg taking that same that Pete Budaj made and expanding it to say that Bernie Sanders simply can't win the general election against trump so chung a sanders. Though tonight. You know you're in Nevada. He is not there though even though it is the next day to vote He's not actually in South Carolina. Which is the state after Nevada? He is looking ahead to Super Tuesday Trying to really expand the map stopping North Carolina and Texas today a delegate rich Texas. And here's why take a look at this poll? This is a poll that just came out today and look who sits at the top of that. Poll it is Bernie Sanders. He is at Twenty Four Biden at twenty two Warren Fifteen Bloomberg ten P. Buddhis- seven and a reminder Pete Budaj was the one who was top of the heap in Iowa. Aaron all right thank you very much. Kung obviously a wide open race. It seems like right now exchange so quickly though. Thank you and out front next. What is it about Michael Bloomberg? That has trump's so obsessed plus follow up to an exclusive story that we brought you. Andrew? Yang's wife says. She was sexually assaulted by her doctor while she was pregnant. And thanks to her coming out. And her bravery thirty seven more women have now come forward with allegations about the same doctor. He raped molested all these women. And nothing's been done at the making of history. Cnn presents a story of the world's most famous royal family but windsors inside the Royal Dynasty Sundays at ten on CNN. Once upon a time this was the news the is flat. Devil Israel everything that we not. Then you'll wreck debu semi dark ages a Miracle Workers Anthology sees ten thirty nine thirty central on. Tbs tonight more than thirty five new. Accusers HAVE COME. Forward since Evelyn. Liang the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang said of the CNN exclusive that she was assaulted by her doctor bringing the total to nearly seventy women who say they too were assaulted by that same doctor now. He never spent a day in prison prosecutors. Cut Him a plea deal in two thousand sixteen now as more and more. Accusers emerge the district. Attorney in New York is being pressured to file. New Charges to Griffin is out front an attorney now representing dozens of former patients. Say this man. Dr Robert Hatton could be one of the most prolific sexual predators in New York. City's history all the more stunning to his accusers. That this former. Obgyn has never spent a day behind. Bars is a tired. He raped. Molested all these women. And nothing's been done and that makes me Sheree us. How can that be Amelia? Heckman the latest to come forward says she trusted hadn't even believed he was doing her a favor squeezing her into being his last patient of the day back in two thousand twelve. She was told to completely undress and says well naked on an exam table. He assaulted her from a rubber glove examination to a tongue beard and I recoiled ten. Stop he just brought. We got up and I put my clothes on really fast etc no. We're the last ones in the office and I didn't know if you if you sort of eight me or some. The attack was over. Yeah Yeah I didn't I ran out and you never saw him again. Heckman was a young model at the time. She says she didn't tell anyone about the assault. Worried no one would believe her years later. She learned there. Were many others in two thousand twelve. New York. Police first arrested heading for allegedly licking another patient's vagina but prosecutors didn't file charges and hadn't returned to work at Columbia University's medical clinic for more than a month. That's when he allegedly assaulted at least two more women including Evelyn. Yang wife of former presidential candidate Andrew. Yang what happened to me should have never happened. He was arrested in his office and he was led back to work. Two years later hadn't was arrested again. This time indicted on nine counts involving six of his patients but even though the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance new of nineteen potential victims. Prosecutors cut a deal. Dr Hadn't pleaded guilty to two charges gave up his medical license and walked away. No prison time. No probation not even community service at fake getting you know slapped in the face and punched in the gut the DA's office is meant to protect us is meant to serve justice and there was no justice here since. Evelyn Yang told her story on. Cnn last month attorney says dozens more former patients have come forward saying they too were assaulted. Amelia Heckman and forty other patients who were not included in the plea deal want the. Da's office to reopen the case district attorney to revisit some of these cases. I want to be included. I wasn't included before Heckman and Yang along with dozens of other women are suing Dr Hatton and Columbia University. His former employer saying Columbia did nothing to stop the serial sexual abuse on countless occasions in legal filings. Columbia says it did. Nothing wrong. Hadn't has omitted guilt involving just two of his patients. Heckman listed in her lawsuit as Jane Doe Number Twenty Three says after Evelyn. Yang came forward her husband. James Heckman a media company executive encouraged her to go public. I think the more victims come out and show their face like hey. I'm a real person not just change. Oh you know maybe the district attorney will listen to that. Amelia Heckman says she plans to present her complaint directly to the District Attorney. Aaron the Manhattan District Attorney Sivan's hasn't spoken publicly about the hadn't case he's refused our request for an interview but in a statement told us that while we stand by our disposition of this difficult case we regret that this resolution has caused survivors pain. The alleged survivors of Dr Robert hadn't say that's just not good enough. Aaron all right drew Griffin. Thank you very much. And we'll be right back tonight. Trump's obsession with his rivals and what he sees as a particular shortcoming. Here's teeny there is nothing many about the height war. Little Michael will fail in a matter of minutes. President trump called Michael Bloomberg mini. Mike said he reminds them of a tiny version of JAB low energy. Bush suggested no boxes please as in no box for Bloomberg to stand on at debates reporters. Read the tweet storm from there founded mini. Mike is a five foot. Four inch mass of dead energy. Never mind that Mike. Bloomberg is actually around five seven. The White House even shared a photo shopped image of Bloomberg made to look extra petite but there was nothing petite about Bloomberg first response a Carnival Barking Clown Bloomberg said people call the president. Donald where I come from. We measure your hike from your neck up. We measure your height from your neck op is Bloomberg comparing brains on a more cerebral notes. A Bloomberg campaign tweeted a quote from gladiator time on a regular civil soon. President trump has been dishonoring his opponents this way for ages glitter rocket man. Little Marco a little mark. Oh a worry about it. A Little Marco but when he called Senator Joe Manchin Munchkin Guess. He's confused on that because I am a little bigger than him. He's got me about thirty pounds on weight. Ever since Sean Hannity Played Word Association with the President Michael Bloomberg very little. I just think of little partisans on both sides have been churning out me shrinking the other guy or is Hans. The Washington Post noted since one thousand nine hundred fifty two. When the age of television began. Twelve of the seventeen presidential contests have been won by the taller person. There's nobody I'd rather run against then little Michael. But his one anchor noted Bloomberg same height Ladimir Putin. And you don't hear President Trump calling him little. Vlad jimoh CNN little Michael. We measure your hike from your neck up neal and coming up this weekend on CNN. We have a brand new series about the world's most well no royal family least right now. That's for sure. Don't miss the premiere of the wizards inside the Royal Dynasty An excellent show and it is Sunday. Night is the first time you can see at ten o'clock right here only on CNN. Thanks so much for joining us. 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