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ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT
LAPD Responds To 911 Call At Home Of Harvey Weinstein's Daughter; Hillary Clinton's First Interview Since Harvey Weinstein News; Trump Says Tax Plan Benefits The Middle Class (Does It?); Death Toll Rises to 21, Hundreds of People Missing in California Fires; New Questions Over Vegas Shooting Timeline Sheriff's Response; District Attorney Under Fire for Not Charging Weinstein; Trump on Iran Deal: You're Going to See Very Soon. Aired 7-8p ET
Aired October 11, 2017 - 19:00 ET
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[19:00:30] ERIN BURNETT, CNN HOST: OutFront next breaking news, Los Angeles police respond to a 911 call at the home of Harvey Weinstein's daughter as we're learning that Weinstein could be facing possible criminal charges.
And more breaking news, President Trump promising a miracle tax cut for the middle class. But is it a miracle? Well, maybe for somebody, but not the middle class. Plus, we're learning that the location of the Vegas shooter was called in minutes before the carnage began. We have the stunning dispatch audio tonight. Let's go OutFront.
And good evening. I'm Erin Burnett. OutFront this evening, the breaking news. The LAPD responding to a 911 call to the home of Harvey Weinstein's daughter. Police would not confirm the nature of the call, but it comes as more and more women are coming forward with accusations of sexual assault and harassment by Weinstein. And his wife, of course, said she was leaving him with their children.
Also tonight, Hillary Clinton speaking on television for the first time since the Weinstein scandal broke. She had been silent on the sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein. A major democratic donor and someone she called a friend until yesterday five days after the allegations surfaced. Here she is tonight speaking to our Fareed Zakaria about her reaction when she first heard the Weinstein news.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I was just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way. And, you know, like so many people who have come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.
FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN HOST: Would you have called him a friend?
CLINTON: Yes, I probably would have. And so would so many others, you know, and people in democratic politics for a couple of decades appreciated his help and support. And, I think these stories coming to light now and people who never spoke out before, having the courage to speak out, just clearly demonstrates that this behavior that he engaged in cannot be tolerated.
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BURNETT: Right, a lot more of what she had to say ahead because there is a lot more. We begin though with Stephanie Elam in Los Angeles tonight. And Stephanie, what do you know about this 911 call?
STEPHANIE ELAM, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, what we understand happened, Erin, is that Los Angeles police department officers responded to the house of the daughter of Harvey Weinstein at about 10:37 a.m. They're not giving out a lot of details. They're saying that they're currently investigating, but obviously, this is noteworthy considering all of the turmoil around this man. All of the accusations that are coming out about him, but very little information on why that happened, who was there and what may have happened that would lead his daughter or someone from the house to make that call, Erin.
BURNETT: All right, thank you very much, Stephanie, as we try to figure out the nature of this.
Let's go now to our senior political analyst, Mark Preston, sex crimes prosecutor Stacey Honowitz and our senior media correspondent Brian Stelter. Brian, let me start with you and what you're hearing about Weinstein.
BRIAN STELTER, CNN SENIOR MEDIA CORRESPONDENT: Certainly in recent days, Weinstein's friends have been worried about him, you know. He traveled in a very elite group of media CEOs, Hollywood big shots, people like that. I spoke with a CEO of a major media company earlier in the week who said, I am concerned about Harvey. I'm concerned that he's going to lash out in the wrong way and that he's not going to take the right lessons from this ordeal.
You know, earlier in the week, Erin, Weinstein was blaming his brother, Bob, saying this was all Bob's plot to force me out of the company.
Now, as of last night, Weinstein's representative said he is on the way to rehab. There were reports he might be flying to Europe for a rehab.
STELTER: As of right now though, he's still in Los Angeles. He said to page six (ph), I am going to go to rehab. I don't know where I'm going to do it yet. I'm doing therapy. This sounds like a man that is more with himself and has his friends concerned.
BURNETT: And as you say, still in L.A., we don't know the nature of that 911 call, whether it was related to him or his state at this time.
BURNETT: Mark Preston, what do you make of Hillary Clinton coming out, and look, she had not said anything for five days given the 90- minute talk in which she talked about sexism and misogyny and she didn't bring it up. She then put out a statement, but these are her first comments that we are hearing in depth and there's a lot more we're going to play in a moment. But in depth, you heard her say how she felt when she heard this about a person that she called a friend.
MARK PRESTON, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: Yes, right. You know, so a couple of things, one is as you pointed out last night, Erin, it took her five days to put a statement out.
[19:05:01] Now, you got to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Maybe give him a day or two after "The New York Times" story breaks just to see if there's any truth to it. However, to wait five days to put a statement out and then to wait a sixth day to actually go on camera and address it, especially since that was a major plank of your campaign, the empowerment of women, specifically young women in the workplace and an advancement in breaking the glass ceiling.
So that is where she field as did President Barack Obama. I had a Republican call me today, somebody who, you know, folks would see as very centrist thinking. And said, you know what, I'm really frustrated about that if this had been a Republican, the media would have gone after them a lot harder.
STELTER: The media went after Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama plenty hard for the past few days. And aren't we holding them to a much higher standard than the President of the United States? I mean, Hillary Clinton has now said a lot more than Donald Trump has about this.
PRESTON: Yes, Brian. But what we're doing right now is we're comparing apples and oranges. We can talk about Donald Trump, we can talk about the Hollywood Access tape, we can talk about the Republican Party, we can talk about that any other day.
At the moment, though, we're talking about somebody whose campaign was based upon the empowerment of women and to wait that long is really absurd. And I will say this. The Republican did say, the Republican did say, that we had done a good job, but overall, I do agree with him, that there wasn't as much made out of this if it had not been -- if it had been a Republican instead.
BURNETT: So, Stacey, let me just play here another part of the conversation, the exchange between Fareed and Hillary Clinton when Fareed asked her whether people knew, and again, the context here for everyone watching is Hillary Clinton called Harvey Weinstein a friend. She did today. She said he had been a friend, right? So that is very clear. And someone who had been a major donor to her presidential campaign, to her Senate campaign and to Democrats everywhere and a democratic liberal activist, so Fareed asked whether people knew and here's how she responded.
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CLINTON: Well, I certainly didn't and I don't know who did. But I can only speak for myself and I think speak for many others who knew him primarily through politics. But the courage of these women coming forward now is really important because it can't just end with one person's disgraceful behavior and the consequences that he is now facing. This has to be a wake-up call and shine a bright spotlight on anything like this behavior anywhere, at anytime.
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BURNETT: Of course, Stacey, that's the right thing to say and the important thing to say. Obviously, yes, it would have been great if she had said that days ago, but that is the right thing to say.
STACEY HONOWITZ, SEX CRIMES PROSECUTOR: Yes, absolutely. I mean, I don't really think this is a partisan issue. I mean, when you're somebody that's facing sexual assault charges and all these things are in your background, I don't think you can expect your friends to know that it's going on. I -- you know, you always hear those stories where a rabbi or a priest or the man down the street that you thought was so nice, turns out that he's, you know, committing crimes, sexual crimes among kids. And the first thing you say is, oh, my god, I would have never thought.
And I think that's what you're finding here. I don't think that the real close friends of his, I mean, the other than in the circles of him hearing that he was a creep, and I don't think they knew that he was doing this to all these women. And I think that's what she's trying to say. I don't know about her timing. I don't know why she waited. She does have a platform of empowering people, but she's doing what she has to do now. And that is to talk about that she did not know and that what he is doing is abominable and she's not going to stand for it and nobody else should stand for it.
BURNETT: So, that's another thing that she said was actually about the money, right? And as everyone knows, plenty of Democrats, in fact, you know, democrat after democrat from Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, on and on, have said they're going to return the money. And if not return it, they're going to donate it. I mean, basically they're all saying they're going to donate it to worthy women's causes. Here's what she said when Fareed asked about that.
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FAREED: Senator Blumenthal says people should give back the money that he donated to him. He donated money to you directly and indirectly. Would you give the money back?
CLINTON: Well, there's no one to give it back to. What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying is they're going to donate it to charity. And of course, I will do that. I give 10% of my income to charity every year. This will be part of that. There's no doubt about it.
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PRESONT: Well, 10% plus, right? Or is that going to be 10% thereof. Here is the issue, though, for Democrats, right? The bottom line is Hillary Clinton and other Democrats was on the receiving end of a large amount of money from Harvey Weinstein, as well as those people who had supported him and had backed him and he would hold fundraisers. So it's not just the amount of money that came out of his pocket. It was the people that would show up at the fundraisers that he would hold.
The problem, though, becomes is that you always have to answer for the misdeeds of others, and in this case, Democrats happen to be on the short stick of this one and they have to pony up and address it.
[19:10:10] Look, you see the body language right there. She didn't really seem to want to address that. But she had to.
BURNETT: No, and that's what's interesting about it, Brian, she didn't really want to address it.
BURNETT: For someone who is --
STELTER: This interview was not scheduled about Weinstein, it was scheduled well ahead of time about other topics.
BURNETT: But she certainly knew this was going to come up.
STELTER: That's right.
BURNETT: I mean, she knew this was going to be a crucial part of it.
BURNETT: And she didn't want to, at least on that part, really delve into it, which again just raises the question. I mean, she wants to be and she is for so many woman -- women, the leader of women's causes and women's rights in this country.
STELTER: In some ways, she and Barack Obama served as sort of alternative fantasy presidents. You know, you look at the way they react when Trump says things that are irresponsible or disturbing. They weigh in right away on Twitter and Facebook. They jump at the opportunity to serve as that kind of president in waiting almost, even though neither of them are ever going to run again.
I think, is it too much to ask for consistency of outrage? That's what this is about, right? Whether it's a Democrat or Republican, when these stories happen, when these scandals break, I think what most Americans want is just consistency of outrage.
BURNETT: Consistency of outrage. Stacey, go ahead.
HONOWITZ: There is such a sense of embarrassment on anyone's part that had a relationship with him. STELTER: Right, right.
HONOWITZ: Because they are going to look at people and say, oh my god, how could I be friendly with this person? And so, I think they feel the same way. I mean, Obama's daughter was an intern for the Weinstein company. Do you think if he knew that this was going on, he would have allowed his daughter to go work at that company?
So, everybody is feeling this feeling, what do I do now? Now, I'm caught. Why? I was friendly with this guy. Let me give back, let me step up, let me do the right thing. That's the kind of framework that we're in right now.
BURNETT: Right, and of course, Mark, the big question is, what's to stop it from happening again? I mean, I think we all know eventually, this story will happen again and there'll just be another name, right? I mean, we've seen it with Roger Ailes, right? We've seen it --
BURNETT: -- with Bill O'Reilly. We've seen it now with Harvey Weinstein, of course, we saw it with Donald Trump.
PRESTON: You know, unfortunately, what we're seeing right now in the last 24 or 48, 72 hours is that women do feel like they can come out and speak because they feel like there's a level of protection around them. And then all of us rallying around them.
But what happens in the news environment is people soon forget. And this is one of those instances that you hope now five days from now, five weeks from now, five years from now, that we don't recycle this and have to go through all these steps again. That our memories are a little bit longer than perhaps what they usually are.
HONOWITZ: You will.
BURNETT: Right. Thank you all very much.
And next, President Trump selling his tax plan as a middle-class miracle. It is a miracle. And we'll show you how. And breaking news, historic destruction that's hard to believe and getting even worse tonight as infernos destroy lives and livelihoods in California Wine Country. And Donald Trump called Slim Shady a winner, someone with brains and guts. What's he's saying about Eminem after this?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We love our military and we love country. But we hate Trump.
[19:16:53] BURNETT: Breaking, news, President Trump rallying a crowd packed with truck drivers in Pennsylvania over his plan to cut taxes. Truckers among those Trump promises will benefit the most from his plan because tonight, Trump is selling the plan he calls a middle- class miracle saying his rich friends are in agreement with him.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: So many people have come up to me and say, give it to the middle class. Give it to people that need it. Give it to people that want to spend it. Give it to the middle class. Don't give it to us. Give it to the middle class. And that's what we're trying so hard to do.
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BURNETT: Trying so hard to do. Well, apparently, it's far from a sure thing. Here's how top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, responded when asked if he could guarantee the middle class in the United States of America would pay lower taxes under Trump's plan.
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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC NEWS ANCHOR: There will be middle-class families who get a tax increase under your plan, correct?
GARY COHN, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL: George, there's an exception to every rule.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So that's a yes.
COHN: So look, I can't guarantee anything. You can always find a unique family somewhere.
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BURNETT: Except it isn't a unique family somewhere. An exception to the rule. That is unless you think millions and millions and millions of American families are just exceptions to the rule.
In fact, one of the people President Trump will need to get his plan passed has been very clear that the President's plan is not as advertised on this issue. Senator Rand Paul tweeting, "This is a GOP tax plan? Possibly 30% of middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this." Well, Senator Paul was referring to this report that we have here, which is one in three middle-class American families would see their tax bill go up. And it's very clear. The richest will get the biggest tax cuts.
Jeff Zeleny is OutFront tonight at the White House, and Jeff, look, the president out there in the rally environment in which he feels most comfortable tonight selling this plan. But it is going to be a tough sell.
JEFF ZELENY, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Erin, it is a tough sell indeed. And one of the challenges and drawbacks of not having many details of the plan is having a framework of the plan, which is by design is that it allows others to define it. And indeed this plan is being defined by outside analysts and senators like you were just mentioning there. And in fact, if you look at the fine print of what the proposals are, some of the wealthiest Americans benefit much more than middle-class Americans, so this is something the White House knows is a rhetorical challenge to say the very least. So I was talking to a senior White House official earlier today, Erin,
who said, make no mistake about it. This is still a very, very tough sell. One of the reasons also, it adds to the deficit. This plan is not paid for at all. Many conservatives find that very difficult to accept here.
So Erin, this is a challenge like every other bit of legislation has been this year.
BURNETT: So, Jeff, I want to also play something for you totally unrelated and frankly, mysterious, that the president said during his tax speech. Here he is.
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TRUMP: America is being respected again. Something happened today, where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news. And one of my generals came in and they said, you know, I have to tell you, a year ago, they would have never done that. It was a great sign of respect. You'll probably be hearing about it over the next few days.
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[19:20:05] BURNETT: What is he talking about?
ZELENY: Erin, I wish I could tell you what he's talking about. And frankly, some people here at the White House aren't sure what he's talking about. We did talk to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders a short time ago. She said that they would explain this when they can.
But Erin, this is just yet another reality show flavored tease this president often likes to throw out there as sort of an example of something how things have changed under his watch here. But Erin, we have no idea what country he was talking about. What threat he was talking about, Erin.
BURNETT: All right, thank you very much, Jeff Zeleny.
And now, let's go to Stephen Moore, who served as senior economic adviser to the Trump campaign and Austan Goolsbee, who was the chairman of the Economic Council of Advisers under President Obama.
Steve, a middle class tax cut? I mean, obviously, you've seen the same report I've seen. It is pretty definitive at this point from the barebones that we have, 30% of middle-class families will get a tax cut. That's not a unique family somewhere. That's millions and millions of people.
STEPHEN MOORE, FORMER ECONOMIC ADVISER, 2016 TRUMP CAMPAIGN: Well, look, I disagree with this analysis that this is a tough sell to the American people. I actually think it's a pretty easy sale. I was looking at some polling data today, Erin, that showed that by a 60-30 margin, Americans do think a tax cut would be good for the economy and that's really the whole point of this. BURNETT: But what I'm saying is -- but what if it's not a tax cut for
30% of middle-class families, right?
BURNETT: Then that's a pretty hard sell.
MOORE: Just to be clear on this, that's the Tax Policy Center and they are a very liberal left wing group. So we --
BURNETT: OK, just we would identify them as middle -- Rand Paul tweeted that out and we identified them as nonpartisan.
MOORE: Yes, I know. OK, that's -- let me say this.
BURNETT: Fair point, but I just want to make sure that's clear.
MOORE: OK. A couple of things, no -- first of all, on this issue about, you know, whether the middle class is going to get a tax cut, if it's -- if the middle class -- if every middle-class family isn't getting a tax cut, then it's fine, it's not going to pass. It's that simple. And Rand Paul, I think, was right to call out the White House to say, look, there's some problems with the way you've constructed this. We have to make sure every middle-class household is going to get a tax cut of, you know, a several thousand dollars. That's what Americans want.
When I was driving over here in a cab, I asked the cab driver, what do you think of this plan? And he said, show me the money. Americans do want a tax cut. But the other quick point, Erin, is that the point of cutting the business tax rates is to increase jobs and increase wages to middle class people. I mean, there's a good study that Kevin Hassett of the White House did a few years ago that shows that when you cut the corporate tax, about two-thirds --
MOORE: -- of the benefits actually go to middle-class households in the form of higher wages, and even the Congressional Budget --
MOORE: -- Office, which is hardly friendly (ph) the conservatives, Austan, as you know, put out a report saying, two out of every $3 of the benefit of cutting the corporate tax go to the middle class.
BURNETT: Unless they buy back stock. Go ahead, Austan.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE, FORMER CHAIRMAN, COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS: Hey, look, we know that the treasury had a report on its website that suggested that only 18% of a tax cut for the biggest corporations would go through to wages. And they purged that from the website.
Now, the president went to the truck drivers today and the Goolsbees (ph) know all about trucking. My cousin was a truck driver, my uncle. I have another uncle that started a trucking firm and my father worked at a truck manufacturing company. No truck driver that I have ever spoken to has ever said anything about the desire to cut the estate tax by a half trillion dollars. I've never heard any truck driver say, you know what we need in this country? We need to cut the tax rate of millionaire and billionaire pass-throughs to make sure that that will trickle down to the rest of us. I think this is nonsense. And I think when the middle class sees the details, they're going to recognize it for what it is.
BURNETT: Well, also, you have one of Trump's own economic advisers, another one, not Gary Cohn. This is Mick Mulvaney, his budget director, asked last week what percent of the benefit of this plan will go to the 1%, right? The president says there's no tax cut for the wealthy. But Mick Mulvaney was asked specific what percent of the gain will go to the top 1%. And he admitted he couldn't even say. Here he is.
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MICK MULVANEY, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: No, in fact, I don't think anybody can. And anybody who says they can is simply lying to you. Why is that? It's because the bill is not finished yet.
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BURNETT: You know, how Mick Mulvaney come out and be honest and say, I don't know? If the Tax Policy Center says all the gains -- the vast majority of the gains -- top gainers are going to be the wealthy. But the president just completely denies it. I mean, would you admit, Steve, that the wealthy are going to get a tax cut?
MOORE: Yes, the wealthy are going to get a tax cut. The middle class is going to get a tax cut --
BURNETT: So why won't the president be honest about that?
MOORE: Before everybody is going to get -- if you have a job and you earn an income and you pay income taxes, you're going to get a tax cut under this plat (ph).
Now, look, there are -- that you're forgetting here and there are a lot of things that are going to be pulled back for the wealthy, for example, getting rid of the state and local tax deduction which costs the treasury --
MOORE: -- about a trillion dollars over 10 years.
BURNETT: So I want to --
MOORE: The vast benefit of that goes to the various wealthy Americans. That -- let's close those loopholes here (ph) --
GOOLSBEE: But let's be clear -- [19:25:01] MOORE: -- and then make the system fair. And by the way, Austan, this is what the -- what we did back in the 1980s when Ronald Reagan was president when we --
BURNETT: Oh, my gosh, you do it again. Every time you bring up when we had tax rates so much higher than they are now.
MOORE: This is not what we did in the 1980s.
BURNETT: Stephen, wouldn't be a debate with you if you didn't bring that up.
MOORE: In 1986.
BURNETT: All right. Let me -- I just want to squeeze one more thing in here, which is, according to Gabe Sherman writing in Vanity Fair, something I won't go through there or react to (ph). Steve Bannon has told people that he thinks Trump has only a 30% chance of serving full term.
OK. Let that sink in for a second. Here's the full quote, Austan. "Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation", writes Sherman. "Former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn't impeachment, but the 25th Amendment-the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, "What's that?" According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30% chance of making it the full term." Austan, agree?
GOOLSBEE: The 25th Amendment is about the mental state of the president. I am not in the president's head and if I were, I would evict myself. I have no idea what is mental state is. I know that they are trying to do something with this tax plan that is going to massively cost the American people money. They've outlined about $5 trillion of tax cuts and they have outlined virtually no pay force (ph) and if they do that, he probably doesn't deserve to finish his term.
BURNETT: Because good luck getting the state and local tax deduction back. I mean, those states like New York are going to freak out about that as they already are.
Stephen Moore, though, your response to Steven Bannon saying that the cabinet would basically remove the president because --
MOORE: Yes, I don't know what he meant. I think there's a 60% chance right now that Donald Trump is going to be re-elected. But I will say, that it's all about growing the economy, getting jobs back. You know, it was people like my friend, Austan, who a year ago were saying, gee, we can't get to 3% growth and we're at 3% growth now. The economy is growing at 3%. We believe we can get it up to 3.5% to 4% with this tax cut. A lot of it is anticipation. You're seeing what's happening with the stock market. You're seeing the confidence in business. This is the next big part of Trump's economic revival plan and I think
if he gets it done, we're going to see big increases in growth. And if that happens, Austan, as you know, the deficit is going to come down. It's not going to go up.
BURNETT: All right, thank you both very much. I know we'll have you back for take two through ten and plus more.
MOORE: Right, thank you.
BURNETT: All right, next, breaking news, the infernos are spreading tonight. It is the deadliest California wildfires in a quarter century, threatening more lives at this hour, 21 people now have died in this inferno.
Plus, to the Las Vegas killer's rampage have been stopped (ph), we have new audio tonight, a warning sounded by the security guard.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Call the police. Someone is firing a gun up here.
[19:31:16] BURNETT: We're following breaking news out of California tonight. The death toll rising in what has become the deadliest wildfires to tear through the state in 26 years. At least 21 are now dead, hundreds missing.
This is exclusive new video taken from the air. So you can see the scope of the devastation. Homes and green yards replaced by charred trees and burnt wood and thick smoke. From the ground, just one example, home now ash. This only thing standing there is actually the chimney.
Miguel Marquez is OUTFRONT tonight in Napa.
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Tonight, an enormous swath threatened by fire. Smoke filled valleys and charred remains of entire neighborhoods in an area known for its natural beauty, good food and wine.
PIERRE BREBENT, WINEMAKER, SIGNORELLO ESTATE: I've been here 20 years, so it's like mine. Yes.
MARQUEZ (on camera): How tough is it to see this?
BREBENT: I want to cry. I'm trying not to.
MARQUEZ (voice-over): Pierre Brebent has made wine in Napa Valley for 30 years, the last 20 at Signorello Winery.
BREBENT: My vest clothes here, this is my five cabinet, and the door was here. You can see the (INAUDIBLE) but there's nothing left to.
MARQUEZ: The winery, tasting room and public areas all gone. But the important stuff.
BREBENT: They look fine.
MARQUEZ: The barrel room and vintages from this year and last all spared. And the most important part, the vines, the future.
RAY SIGNORELLO, OWNER, SIGNORELLO ESTATE: Twenty-eight-year-old vines here and as you can see, this is right on the edge, and there's no damage, which is really nice to see. Building I can replace. There's nobody hurt here, which to me is the most important thing.
MARQUEZ: The wine industry pours $57 million a year into California's economy.
BREBENT: When I go back to France and my friend from school, they know Napa Valley. Kind of making fun about California wine and now they don't make fun anymore. They say, oh, Napa, yes.
MARQUEZ: Today, no one laughing, fires still burning, the death toll rising and communities for miles around bracing for the worst, as those who have been through it start planning for the future.
SIGNORELLO: It's just Napa. It's Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, all these areas. I mean, we're all in the same boat.
MARQUEZ: With fires burning from just north of San Francisco to nearly the Oregon border, it's an enormous boat, still on a collision course with fire.
MARQUEZ: And what you're looking at now is some of that fire that has this area concerned. This is southern Sonoma County. This is an area that is under evacuation orders. That is a house that's been threatened by fire. As the winds change, this is what they're worried about now that big change in winds. It is starting to rain ash on us. The winds are starting to move toward the south. When that happen, they could hit as high as 45 miles per hour and we could see whole new communities wiped out -- Erin.
BURNETT: Unbelievable, 45 miles an hour.
And as you can see, Miguel, there was ash literally coming down. It is a deadly environment there right now. Miguel, thank you.
As we continue covering that, also new tonight, a heart-stopping firsthand account of a Mandalay Bay worker who was one of the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter. That engineer was forced to dodge bullets as the gunman started shooting at him and a security guard.
And tonight, we're hearing one of the first calls for help.
Scott McLean is OUTFRONT in Las Vegas.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) SCHUCK: Call the police. Someone has fired a gun up here. Someone's firing a rifle on the 32nd floor down the hallway.
DISPATCH: Copy. Hey, it's on 32!
SCOTT MCLEAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Newly released police dispatch audio adding clarity to an evolving timeline of the Las Vegas massacre. Sheriff Joe Lombardo on defense for a significant revision to the official timeline. Police originally believed Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was shot in the leg after the suspect Stephen Paddock had fired on the concert. The sheriff now says Campos was shot six minutes before the shooting at the concert venue even began.
Lombardo told CNN affiliate KALS nobody is trying to be nefarious, no one is trying to hide anything and what we want to do is draw the most accurate picture we can and I'm telling you right now today that that timeline might change again because it's human factor involved.
The individual that put the time stamp associated with the radio call they received, maybe their watch was different, maybe they looked at a different time when they put it down.
The revision leaves open the question of why Paddock stopped firing when he did, since police didn't arrive on the 32nd floor until two minutes after he fired his last shot and didn't enter his suite until an hour after that.
The company that owns Mandalay Bay, MGM, is skeptical of the new timeline. In a statement, a spokesperson wrote in part: We cannot be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publicly. And we believe what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.
The timing of the shots is not all that's changed. Sheriff Lombardo says Paddock checked this three nights earlier than thought, traveling back and forth between the hotel and his home in Mesquite, Nevada.
MGM says on two occasions, a bellman helped Paddock bring bags up to his room through the service elevator. Investigators have spotted Paddock on security cameras around Las Vegas more than 200 times, alone on every occasion. But none of the sightings have helped explain why he carried out the attack in the first place.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Those things that you would expect to find, we have not found.
MCLEAN: Campos, the security guard who first spotted trouble, wasn't the only employee who walked into chaos. When engineer Steven Schuck arrived on the 32nd floor, he was quickly told to take cover.
STEPHEN SCHUCK, HOTEL EMPLOYEE: My whole family and I appreciate him. At first when the first shooting started, I was kind of frozen for a second. And he, he yelled at me, take cover, take cover. If he yelled a second too late, I would have been shot, so I owe him my life. (END VIDEOTAPE)
MCLEAN: And there are plenty of questions being raised tonight about that shift in timeline and how it is that 18 minutes could pass between the time that Campos was shot and the time that police arrived on the 32nd floor. But this morning, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told local media that police did everything right, everyone at MGM did a fantastic job and if you're looking for a fall guy, there isn't one -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. Thank you very much, Scott.
And OUTFRONT now, James Gagliano, retired FBI supervisory special agent.
So, look, this is what anyone in the victims, the families of those who died and those who are injured and the American people want to know. We know that the shot happened it shall first shot happened from the security guard six minutes before he shot anybody out that window. We know that there was a call to dispatch before the shooting happened, saying that there was a shooter and we know that the police didn't arrive upstairs until two minutes after.
The sheriff says police did everything right, that MGM did everything right. Did everybody -- and there is no fall guy.
Did everybody do everything right? Are we able to say that from what we know right now?
JAMES GAGLIANO, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: Sure. Let me make a distinction first. So, I served in the federal law enforcement for 25 years. Very different from what we do from regular cop work.
We do proactive law enforcement. Meaning, we make a case, we choose the time and place that we take down --
BURNETT: And you go in.
GAGLIANO: -- and you go down. One guy is going to get arrest. We bring ten people. Two guys, 20 people.
What they had to deal with in Las Vegas is reactive work. It's not proactive. It's reactive. So you get the call and you have to respond. There's the fog of war, there's the erroneous reports we know that happen in social media.
I don't criticize the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department one iota for their response in the tactical resolution realm and I say that as a former SWAT team leader and hostage rescue team member.
What I'm critical about is, why would you release a timeline until you knew that it was dialed in and on point? The chronology is important because it establishes motive and it explains things tactically, so you can make sure that --
BURNETT: So, when you look at 9:59, there's a shooting --
BURNETT: -- it gets called in to dispatch. And isn't until 10:17 --
BURNETT: -- when people that can deal with this issue arrive on the floor. Right now, that's the timeline we have, OK, it could shift, but are you comfortable saying everybody did everything right?
GAGLIANO: Yes, 18 minutes. Now, I know there are reports that there were police officers at the hotel prior to this on something else, but you get a call there's shots fired. What's going to be released --
BURNETT: A lot of shots, 200 rounds. You know this isn't a random domestic incident.
GAGLIANO: Yes, and you're going to have -- you're going to have clients of the hotel calling downstairs to security and you're going to have Jesus Campos calling down.
[19:40:04] BURNETT: Yes.
GAGLIANO: I want a release of when that call came in. I want a release of when the 911 call came from the hotel to the police. That's going to answer a lot of questions.
BURNETT: Right, as to whether somebody did anything wrong.
BURNETT: All right. And so, we still don't have those. There's still some real questions to see whether there were any mistakes made or not.
And we have an update for you about a young woman who was gravely injured in the attack. Tina Frost, you may remember, we talked to her mother, she was shot in the head and had been in a coma. Her family tonight is worried, but now hopeful. Her mother has told us her daughter has youth and strength on our side. Here she is.
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MARY WATSON MORELAND, MOTHER OF TINA FROST, LAS VEGAS SURVIVOR: Tina's a great kid. She has -- she has a beautiful smile.
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BURNETT: We can tell you tonight, Tina is getting better. Dr. Keith Blum, her neurosurgeon, said she is moving her arms and her legs on command and intermittently breathing on her own. Tina's mom was visited by Mark Kelly today. He is married to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who, as you know, was also shot in the head. You can check out Tina's GoFundMe page as well. And next, questions tonight about why Harvey Weinstein was not charged
with sex crimes when it was on tape. The pressure mounting on the Manhattan D.A. to explain why he did nothing and to do something now.
And ripping up the Iran nuclear deal. Trump threatening to do it within hours. What does Iran's ambassador to the U.N. say to him? He's OUTFRONT.
[19:45:21] BURNETT: New tonight, could Harvey Weinstein soon face charges for sexually assaulting an actress? It could come down to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is now coming under fire himself.
Jason Carroll is OUTFRONT.
AMBRA BATTILANA GUTIERREZ: Why yesterday you touch my breast?
HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Oh, please. I'm sorry. Just come on in. I'm used to that.
GUTIERREZ: You're used to that?
JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The 2015 recording of Harvey Weinstein trying to lure a young actress into his hotel room shed a lurid light on what some Hollywood insiders call an open secret about Weinstein and his behavior toward women.
New York City's district attorney coming under fire for his response to that 2015 incident involving the former movie mogul.
CY VANCE, MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY: I'll take criticism for my decisions, but my decisions were based on the law.
CARROLL: Vance says his office determined there was not sufficient evidence to prosecute Weinstein for a misdemeanor.
VANCE: I understand that folks -- folks are outraged by his behavior. I understand that there are many other allegations that have surfaced, but in our case, we really did what I think the law obligates us to do.
CARROLL: The district attorney's office also seemed to blame the New York City Police Department for not bringing them into the case sooner. But the NYPD tells CNN that detectives used well-established investigative techniques. The recorded conversation with the subject corroborates the acts that were the basis for the victim's complaint.
A few months after, Vance decided not the pursue charges against Weinstein in 2015. Nationally known attorney, David Boies, donated $10,000 to Vance's re-election campaign. Weinstein later hired Boies as part of his legal team. Both Boies and Vance deny any link between the donation and the decision not to charge Weinstein. Vance's campaign spokesman noting David Boies was not Mr. Weinstein's
lawyer on the case that was in front of the D.A.'s office.
VANCE: It's absolutely legal, but it doesn't mean it shouldn't be re- examined office by office.
CARROLL: Critics were also questioning Vance for a legal matter centering on Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., and another attorney. In 2012, the Trumps were under investigation for allegedly inflating condo sales at the Trump's SoHo Hotel. Both Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. denied wrong doing.
The office determined while the Trumps may have exaggerated their statements, no laws were broke broken. Later, it was learned Donald Trump Sr.'s personal lawyer had intervened, Marc Kasowitz, and that Kasowitz had donated $25,000 to Vance's re-election campaign.
PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: This was handled poorly. On the other hand, I don't know that I would quarrel with his ultimate decision.
CARROLL: Vance returned the $25,000 from Kasowitz before initially meeting with him, but later, that same year in 2012, Kasowitz donated another $32,000. That was returned just this month, after the second donation was uncovered in a news report. Kasowitz has not responded to CNN's calls for comment.
VANCE: I don't regret as a D.A. having to raise money in order to campaign for office. And nothing that -- Mark ever contributed or anyone else ever contributed has had the slightest impact on my decision making.
CARROLL: Well, Erin, despite all the controversies, Vance, who is a Democrat, is running unopposed by anyone in his own party. He is currently up for another re-election campaign. This is going to be his third time, his third term. The election is November 7th.
BURNETT: No challenge.
All right. Thank you very much.
And next, Eminem's savage takedown of the president may have Trump thinking twice about this.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Donald Trump is telling you right now, "Slim Shady" is a winner.
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[19:52:15] BURNETT: Breaking news, President Trump says he's about to announce his decision on what he'll do with the nuclear deal with Iran. Here he was moments ago.
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TRUMP: I'll also be announcing as you know, my statement and what we'll be doing with respect to the Iran deal, speaking of badly negotiated deals.
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BURNETT: A source telling CNN, President Trump plans to abandon the crucial nuclear deal.
OUTFRONT now, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Khoshroo.
Thank you so much for being with me.
I mean, you know, you hear President Trump about to announce this decision. Sources say he plans to say that deal should be ripped up. The U.S. should get out. What happens if he does that?
AMB. GHOLOMALI KOSHROO, IRAN'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS: You know, the U.S. is a part of the team. It is a deal between Iran and five permanent member of Security Council and Germany.
Now, everybody is saying, all countries are saying that Iran is abiding by that. Now, America wanted to walk away from that. This is -- this is a reality, and no, to us, it is not America. America cannot be a player in the field and at the same time a referee. It is IAEA that should do that.
BURNETT: Would Iran consider negotiating for any new deal with the United States or is that completely off the table? If President Trump takes the U.S. out, that's it?
KOSHROO: If -- we have negotiated for two years with previous administration, and now, this administration is talking that we wanted a new negotiation. And if unilaterally the U.S. walks away from this deal, then who will trust America to engage in any kind of negotiation? No, it is not -- it is not a way (ph) that -- not Iran, no other country will engage with the U.S.
BURNETT: President Trump's criticism of Iran does include things that American foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle do agree with. Here's what he said just a few weeks ago during his address to the United Nations. Again, this is something on both sides of the aisle people would agree with.
Here's the president.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The Iranian government masks a corrupted dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy.
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BURNETT: What do you say to that?
KOSHROO: President Rouhani was elected. It was a very good election that more than 41 million people participated in that election, and that election took -- happen without a bullet was shot, and 41 million ballots was cast.
[19:55:11] Then Iran has its own democracy. American allies had never have been -- and their problem is they don't want to be. Then, President Trump is selling arms on (INAUDIBLE) to those countries that are neither democracy nor peaceful.
BURNETT: Last week, President Trump made headlines for saying that his meeting with military leaders. You know, he met with Secretary Mattis and others, his national security advisor. He said the meeting was, quote, the calm before the storm, and then he refused to say exactly what that meant.
Here he is.
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TRUMP: You guys know what this represents?
REPORTER: Tell us, sir.
TRUMP: I don't know, maybe it's the calm before the storm.
REPORTER: What's the storm?
TRUMP: Could be -- the calm, the calm before the storm.
REPORTER: Iran? ISIS? What storm, Mr. President?
TRUMP: We have the world's great military people in this room. I will tell you that, and we're going to have a great evening. Thank you all for coming.
REPORTER: What storm, Mr. President?
TRUMP: You'll find out.
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BURNETT: So, you heard a reporter ask if the President was referring to Iran when he talked about the calm before the storm.
Do you think President Trump would go to war with Iran? Is that a real threat or risk?
KOSHROO: No, we don't think that the context was Iran. I don't think it was Iran.
U.S. administration has done a lot of a storm in our region, and the result has been only destruction and destabilization in security. And President Trump himself promised not to intervene in the region in a way that is so costly and risky.
I hope that President Trump remains committed to his own words and no longer interferes in internal affairs of our region.
BURNETT: Ambassador, thank you so very much for your time. I appreciate it.
KOSHROO: Thank you. Thank you. It was my pleasure.
BURNETT: And on a lighter note, President Trump may be having second thoughts about a rapper he once called fantastic. Here's Jeanne Moos.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Rapper Eminem went nuclear on President Trump.
EMINEM, RAPPER: Cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust --
MOOS: In a video that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards.
EMINEM: Racism is the only thing he's fantastic for.
MOOS: The rapper didn't tiptoe around.
EMINEM: I came to stomp. That's why he keeps screaming drain the swamp cause he's in quicksand.
MOOS: The takedown was quickly picked up.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Eminem unleashed.
MOOS: No wonder known for kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted, I appreciate you Eminem.
EMINEM: This is for Collin ball up a fist!
MOOS (on camera): For the good old days when Eminem was actually endorsed by Donald Trump.
(voice-over): At a 2004 publicity stunt really for fake candidates, "Slim Shady", Eminem's alter ego met Trump's plus size ego.
TRUMP: I'm Donald Trump, I'm always right. "Slim Shady" is a winner.
MOOS: The same year, Trump told "Playboy" magazine: I think Eminem is fantastic and most people think I wouldn't like Eminem. And did you know my name is in more black songs than any other name in hip-hop? Black entertainers love Donald Trump, Russell Simmons told me that.
But now, there's a wall between these two.
EMINEM: He's going to build that thang up taller than this!
MOOS: Some of those are now cheering Eminem for trashing President Trump used to be disgusted when the rapper bashed gays and women while portraying "Slim Shady."
And while Ellen sent her love, some Trump supporters said they boycott the rapper.
EMINEM: And any fan of mine whose a supporter of his, I'm drawing in a sand of line, you're either for or against.
MOOS: Trump used to be for Eminem.
TRUMP: And he's got Donald Trump's vote.
MOOS: Maybe not after this rap attack.
EMINEM: Hate Trump!
MOOS: Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.
BURNETT: And the president saying back then my name is in more black songs than anyone else. Well, OK.
Well, thanks so much for joining us. Don't forget, you can watch OUTFRONT anytime, anywhere on CNN Go. Thanks for watching. We'll see you back here same time, same place tomorrow night.
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