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vi visited d.c. in high park new york at the invitation of franklin delano roosevelt. thank you for joining us this week and i'll see you next week. happening right now in the nudes newsroom yemen in turmoil. he was holding an emergency meeting. u.s. senator john mccain tells president obama to get over it. >> get over your temper tantrum mr. president, it's time that we work together with our israeli friends. >> mccain said he's convinced obama is letting his personal problems with netanyahu get in the way of shared policy goals and police are still on the hunt for the man who shot a woman on
a texas freeway in an apparent case of road rage. you're live in the cnn newsroom. hello, everyone thank you for joining us. the last u.s. special operations forces are now out of yemen. the evacuation involved about 100 members. last month the u.s. embassy was closed who took over the strategic city but is seen as strategically important because it lies just south of the capitol of -- we're also hearing of an apparent threat by a group claiming affiliation by isis. it called for attacks on
american soldiers on u.s. soil. more on that in just a moment. the united nations is also raising concerns over the deteriorating concerns in yemen, coming up in about one hour from now eastern time the security council is holding a meeting to discuss concerns. so this meeting apparently came at the request of yemen's president, what is he hoping will come out of this? >> he's hoping for some dramatic action from the u.n. security council, which i'm not sure he's going to get. this is a beleaguered president, which is almost on the run now in eden which is in yemen, which is now -- it's a pea soup of traubl that you've described and you've been hearing for weeks and months now, in yemen, a country which many say bodes
ill for potential terrorist breeding grounds aimed at the united states. the security council will hear a briefing from the united states senate that's been trying for over a year to bring some sort of transition to yemen. little cooperation now in yemen, which seems to be resorting to some sort of civil war. >> and what can be the role of the u.n. in yemen. >> it's almost the same as libya in the u.s. where the u.n. is trying to broker -- we have got to connect out those who have taken power or by a coup not exactly friendly materials, right now as always it seems, in the last few decades, the men on the the ground are controlling what happens. >> all right, richard roth thanks so much keep us posted. right now more on other
developing stories, another 100 u.s. troops could be the target of isis on american soil. a group known as the islamic state hacking organization is calling for beheadings and attacks in to the u.s. it posted the purported names pictures and home addresses of servicemen and women from all branches of the u.s. military much of which is publicly available. a defense department official cannot confirm the validity of the -- stressing the safety of service members a law enforcement -- notifications have been and are continuing to be made to those mentioned on the list a marine core spokesman tells yemen has completed notifications with all affected marine personnel regarding this presently unverified threat and says it recommended marines and family members check their unknown
presence to ensure privacy setting thes are adjusted to limit the amount of personal information available. so this is a previously unknown group and one. how should we evaluate this list? this list was posted by this group, that most have never heard of before and aitit apparently doesn't have all the hallmarks of an isis threat, how seriously do you take this the isis -- uniformed personnel, we have seen attacks in canada. we have seen lone wolf attacks in new york city we have seen a beheading in oklahoma what they're doing is putting a general appeal out there for a
potential lone wolf to go after a u.s. service member. so if i was on facebook i would in the identify my location or my patterns. so far isis has not been able to strike in the united states in any coherent way that we have seen that we know about, but that doesn't mean in the future they won't be able to and these precautions just should be taken. >> let's shift gears to yemen and we now know that all u.s. troops have pulled out and we're also reporting today that rebels are trying to take over the third largest city there in that country, how can anyone whether it be the u.n. or any singular country kind of intervene in what's happening there? >> fred we can't, yemen is a mountainous country, it's very tribal you've got al qaeda and the arabian peninsula that's taken over towns there, this town where the american base and the american personnel was very
close, was taken over by al qaeda for a day and that was a serious battle for that town and we had to take again a precaution to pull out. there's nothing you can do about yemen, we didn't create the situation there, it'sing civil war that goes back to the 70s and 80s. the question is how far will the shiia make it? they're going to head to eden. they're going that far south, will they take over that country, what will saudi arabia do? this is one of those messes that's beyond our help. >> and how potentially dangerous is this situation in our view given that it's leaderless? >> it is leaderless it's a horrible vacuum and it's got al qaeda which we know can make airplane bombs and giving them any sort of base in the arabian peninsula is a 24re9 to
aviation but more to saudi arabia and the saudis so far have not committed to do anything in yemen, but if they did one day, i wouldn't be surprised. let's go now to iraq for an update. on the ground there. what do we know about whether these doctors willfullyingly are providing medical aid, whether they were kidnapped what is the circumstance? what is happening there? >> reporter: it's very unclear. this information is coming from -- who were studying medicine in sudan, according to the british media reports, they are believed to have crossed
into syria through turkey last week and according to these reports they are working in hospitals in areas that are the under isis control. it is unclear what the motivations are behind this trip what they are doing there. but cnn did reach out to the british foreign office and here's what they told us in a statement. they said we are providing consul consular assistance to their family sampbd we're working to try and ascertain their whereabouts. no names have been released by british media. but there are family members on the turkish-syrian border and trying to appeal for their children they loved ones to leaf and come back. this is all we know at this point, fred more information as we get it. >> pretty alarming situation, keep us posted. u.s. senator john mccain taking issue today with president obama's cool stance
toward israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. mr. obama had told mr. netanyahu that the u.s. would -- coming after netanyahu said before the eelection that he opposed palestinian state hood comments netanyahu has since retracted. so mccain had some pretty strong words for the president today right here on cnn, what was different this time? >> fred senator mccain said is that he believes that president obama's personal problems with benjamin netanyahu is getting in the way of shared policy between the united states and israeli. here's more of that exchange. >> there was a free and fair democratic the election the only nation in the region that will have such a thing. so get over your temper tantrum,
mr. president. we need to -- threatening the very fabric of the region. the least of your problems is what b.b. netanyahu said during an election campaign. >> obviously senator mccain has been highly critical of mr. obama on this, he's gotten even more so as the relationship between netanyahu and obama has gotten a little more tense in the last few weeks, fred. >> so was one of the impetus of mccain's comments come from this huffington post interview? >> reporter: in that huffington post interview, president obama reversed himself on a two-state solution he said it would be harder to trust or to get anything done because of that, he also told benjamin netanyahu on sunday that he needed to tone
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good to see you steven. what is the strategy if there is a strategy of being the first to officially announce? >> he gets the buzz to be the first candidate to announce that he's running for president. he released it on a saturday night, so he has all the media speaking about it all day sunday. and he's chosen a moment in the 2016 race where there's a little bit of a lull in the excitement. we know that hillary clinton is likely to announce her candidacy on the democratic side in april. so he's chosen a window where there's a little bit of space for somebody to capture some attention, i think. >> but he also faces another obstacle. let's take a look at a graphic here the sheer numbers of candidates on the republican side at least 20 pictured right here. does it seem to matter to ted cruz that he falls on the bottom of the list when looking at kind of popularity polls, he gets
something like 4% of the support. >> right to your point there, i think the venue where he's announcing his candidate is very important, he's down at liberty university in virginia ted cruz is making clear that he's going to run hard for that sector of the conservative grass roots, he's already made some moves toward that end in iowa which is a state where evangelical voters are very important. so he's trying to solidify that block and make himself to the sort of power broker in the republican coalition and use that as a catapult to go after the establishment like jeb bush.
>> and let's talk about the democrats or at least a possible democratic contender maybe, "boston globe" seems to think she would be a good choice which i have heard that libz warren would be that person. >> what is that is being said about elizabeth warren being a potential candidate, even though she says over and over again no no i'm not running. there's a real craving against grass roots democrats just as there are republicans for the contest. there were the democratic left of the democratic party who are very suspicious of hillary clinton's positions on wall street or foreign policy and they find that a lot more
concerning than the issue of her e-mail account, that she had a private server while she was a secretary of state. so there's a real craving among the grass roots for a contest. so there's -- worry that hillary clinton would go straight into an election campaign after a tried and tested republican candidate and be a little bit rusty and being up there on the debate stage with someone who's as articulate as elizabeth warren could only help her. i think it's desirable for a lot of democrats to go ahead. >> and john mccain, he's jumped into two hot button issues rejecting claims bring some democrats that race -- just today, as you just heard at the top of our show, telling the president to simply get over it his differences with israel's
prime minister is this just the usual john mccain critical of the administration or what else is going on here? >> there's nothing more than john mccain likes than jumping into a political fight. i think he was genuinely offended that the nomination of loretta limplg was being held up for racial reasons and he gave quite a speech on the senate floor about that and john mccain has long disdained president obama's foreign policy ever since they clashed in the 2008 election. mccain is also remember, running re-election himself and is going to face a tea party challenger himself. so he's always going to be upfront about challenging democrats in congress. tell ahead, man hunt a woman shot on a texas freeway in an apparent road rage incident and
police are looking for a man they say shot a woman in the back of the head friday morning after she honked at him. she under went surgery and is now reportedly in good conditioning. shasta darlington joins me with more on this. >> reporter: the unbelievable thing here is that this could happen to anybody, i think for any of us a car tries to cut you off and you honk your horn and that's exactly what happened to kay hafford, the 28-year-old resident of houston, she was on her way to work in rush hour traffic, when according to investigators, this other vehicle tried to cut her off and she honked her horn and they began a kind of altercation, and this other car pulled up on the right side of her vehicle, and the driver pulled out a gun and shot it. the bullet went into the back of her head. unbelievably she was able to pull over to the side of the
road and call 911, listen to this. >> i'm just glad she's going to be okay if i ever find out who it is it's not going to be that nice. >> her husband said that his wife called police. they know the man was driving a white suv and wearing a baseball cap. so they're looking for any leads that could lead them to the suspect. >> they're in large part looking for that man. what happened when a virginia student tried to enter a must be near campus. we're learning more about what led up to his confrontation with officers. not anymore!
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all right, hello again, everyone thanks so much for joining me. new information about that bloody takedown of that university of virginia student outside of a bar. the owner of that pub is now speaking out about what happened that night and what he is saying that matches what the 20-year-old says about that incident. >> the co-owner of that bar released a statement through his attorney saying it was important for him to put an end to the rumor mill. he wanted everybody to know what his own interaction was where mar teen that night. police have described martese johnson -- in a statement, this
is through his attorney mr. banke's opinion was that mr. johnson did not appear to be intoxicated in the least, despite the conversation it was cordial and respectful. he gave mr. johnson his id back and mr. johnson began walking back up north virginia after. a few moments later, mr. banke heard a commotion and he heard -- it is worth pointing out, that officially on a police report kevin johnson was charged with public intoxication and onbstruction of just without force. now the co-owner statement seems to corroborate what the attorney for johnson is saying. >> what's next in this case potentially? >> the virginia state police have launched a criminal investigation, they call it a comprehensive one, they're going
to look into those -- mr. johnson has a court date set for later this month for those two charges that i just mentioned. >> let's dig a little deeper into this with some local minds here. krm defense attorney ashley merchant, and from newton massachusetts, mel robbins. martice johnson says he'll feegt the public intoxication charges, with the bar's accounting of what happened, this certainly conflicts with those agents their complaints so highway do you, i guess, how do these minds meet? >> this the definitely helps mr. johnson's family the fact that the bar owner is -- it's very hard to believe that he would go from being just a normal person a normal citizen so being that agitated to warrant this type of violence against him. so it's hard to believe the
police's account at this point that he was that belligerent and that he was that violent that would warrant something that could cause ten stitches it's just horrible. >> does this mean that police would likely or have some impetus to drop those charges if there's nothing to substantiate the officers' initial claim, how would they continue on with that case if they don't have any way to corroborate that? >> good afternoon, fredericka and ashley it's an interesting question. here's an interesting twist, the bar owner's account absolutely positively supports mr. johnson's story, that he wasn't drunk i that he wasn't belligerent belligerent, that the owner of the bar actually id'd him and he's actually from chicago. when he turned mr. johnson away from the bar, the way he described him, he seemed like just a nice guy who disappointed
him that the we weren't going to let him in the bar, it was just their policy not to let kids in at night unless they're 21 years old. 30 feet away mr. johnson is on the ground bloodied up requiring stitches. the next thing is your question. will they drop the charges, if they do that's a problem for the bureau of alcohol and tobacco. if they go forward with this case it kind of implies to a civil jury, or other investigators that they didn't have grounds to arrest him and charge him and push him to the ground in the first place. it's only if they push this case and look at you in a straight face and say, hey, we did nothing wrong and we're going forward with these charges. >> the flip side is if you continue if you carry on with
the charges and you don't have anything to support it i don't know what looks worse, an admission that you overstepped your bounds or that your don't have the evidence to support it? >> i can tell you i have had a lot of these cases and the police and the prosecutors are are very unlikely to drop these charges, it's just very unlikely to do that is because what a civil jury would have to find is that there was a complete lack of probable cause for the police if the police drop those charges, they're greating they're saying i don't think that the police did have probable cause to do this. so he's probably unfortunately going to have to fight these charges in criminal court. >> so no matter what the outcome, i wonder if there's going to be some impetus the authority of this alcohol beverage control agents i know a lawmaker is already asking that their weapons be taken away their power be limited. would this be kind of a springboard for that kind of
conversation or to i guess, try to substantiate whether there's a real need for this kind of law enforcement branch? >> certainly the latter fredericka whether or not there is the correct need for them. and they've got their authority under the police powers it's lotlike the dea. a lot of people know the dea, the drug enforcement agency and the police know they have the ability to carry weapons. the question is if you're talking about an agency whose job it is to oversee the sale of alcohol legally, meaning both at stores and at bars should they really be armed as police officers in that instance? i'm sure they're going to look at it, whether they're going to change anything who knows? >> i agree, i think that they are policing alcohol at this point. so they've got to remember that and pd they've got to go back and look at their regulations and sooir do these regulations fit with what we're policing
we're looking at under aged drinking we're looking for folks who have fake id we're looking for people who are dui. i think if they look at that and compare the policies they're going to think this is way too much show of force for what they're actually policing. >> onemore quick point is that now that we have the bar owner saying that he was cordial, he didn't even appear intoxicated to a bar owner and now 30 feet away after he's been turned away it think it begs the question wait a minute if this kid was legally turned away with a legal id and is now being thrown on the ground that in and of itself appears to be excessive force. and i think this agency's got major problems now that the bar owner has spoken out. >> thanks so much ladies appreciate it. and a cnn investigation revealing an airport security gap that all these years after
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richard white sprang tsa agents with wasp spray, a police officer opened fire hitting white three times. police later found molotov cocktails in his bag and car. officials don't know the motive but they said that white suffered from some type of mental illness. he died after medical treatment just about 24 hours after the confrontation confrontation. security screenings are designed to keep people -- many others enter airports every day without being checked at all. drew griffin has this report. >> reporter: 54,000 workers at los angeles international airport enter the airport through hundreds of doors like in one, where a badge and a code
gets you right on the tarmac think that's scary? put yourself in the scenario of patrick gannon. >> what you have right now, with hundreds of access doors and 2 screening you go through. it doesn't appear to me to be protection against the lone wolf scenario. >> are you talk about a lone wolf that has access to that credentialed employee. >> that guy that just walked in right there, with a backpack with a mug, we don't know what's in his heart or in his head. >> that's correct. >> does that concern you? >> it concerns me all the time. with 54,000 badged employees that work in an airport like this there's no way you're going to have the ability to screen every single person that comes to work in the airport. >> reporter: l.a. fries to minute muse the risk by maximizing random checks like
this one, airport workers never know exactly when or where spot checks could occur. employeers also face background checks yearly updates and a system built around everyone watching out for anyone who might seem suspicious but chief gannon admits it's not foolproof. >> around the country we have not seen anything that could prevent what atlanta went through, which is guns being smuggled into the airport. >> i agree in any airport throughout the united states and here also there is never a 100% guarantee that somebody couldn't who wanted to do something illegal or wrong couldn't make that happen. >> what happened in atlanta is causing a reaction at airports across the country. and you can see why. these are guns. guns smuggled on to as many as 20 flights bione delta airline
baggage handler, that baggage handler took the guns to work in a backpack that was snefr screened. the motive for the crime was pure across. but at atlanta hartsfield-jackson's -- the real danger the gun running exposed is the threat of potential terrorism. >> in the last six months for example, we have started to see that people are being recruited to engage in terrorist acts people being recruited from the united states. so now we have a greater insider threat. >> reporter: atlanta is moving towards full airport employee screening, but it hasn't happened yet. a cnn investigation found that only two major u.s. airports miami and orlando conduct full employee screening, requiring
employees to pass through metal detectors just like passengers. airports say moving toward full employee screening would simply be too costly and too time consuming for airport workers to wait in line like you and i. but some members of congress just rngt buying that demanding that the department of homeland security review employee screening policies to make sure airports aren't leaving a door open to a possible disaster. >> and that was drew griffin, cnn's srl investigative correspondent. does a serial burial box prove jesus's exist tense? we'll examine the major historical discovery next. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. me, when i had a blood clot
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oonchts oonchts. and it's a brutal fit for a king. the long lost remains of richard ii make their way to its final resting place. he was killed in battle in 1485. his remains were discovered in a parking lot in 2012. his remains are now lying in a cathedral and will be buried there on thursday. when the dry blood of naples patron saint half liquefied saturday the archbishop de -- believed it's a miracle, when the saint's dry blood liquefied. the saints say it's due to a chemical reactkction when the vile containing the dried blood is
moved. this is the first physical proof that jesus and his brother james existed on earth. an ancient burial box mysteriously appeared on the antiques market back in 2002. and there's an inscription on it says james, the brother of jesus. the box and it's inscription has been widely debated. >> it's so important not just for the fact that it says the brother of jesus. but you have to understand that there's no physical evidence of the existence of jesus of nazareth dating from the time of jesus, there's nothing but the gospels that were written down decades later. this would be the first physical evidence that jesus of nazareth existed. >> let's bring in mark goodacre
he is a professor at duke and author of the series "finding jesus." let's begin with the brothers what evidence is there that jesus had a brother or brothers. >> when you read matthew's gospel they even name them. james judas, joseph and simon. he had sisters too, but sadly, we don't nose what their names were. >> so what is, i guess what is the story behind this the box and how convinced are you that it's authentic? >> there's no question that the box itself is a genuine first century bone box. these are the boxes they put the bones in after they have rotted away. there's no question that the box
is genuine. if there's an inge skripgs on to the box, james, brother of jesus, one of the difficulties is that it just turned up as you said mysteriously it just arrived on the act tick quitities market. a that makes it really difficult for archaeologists. >> does it make it hard to believe? >> the thing is when you're doing the kind of work that i do which is all about looking at texts and looking at these kind of artifacts, it's not really a question of faith or believe, it's what the evidence actually says and the reason this box is so controversial because there are sines that link it to the first century which make it very exciting but there's controversy whether it's authentic to jesus and his brother james. >> mark goodacre thank you so much and everybody can learn about this in the first episode
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the way of shared policy goals and tells obama to get over it. plus police are still on the hunt for the man who shot a woman on a texas freeway in an apparent case of road rage. and will this video hold a key to the motive of in the former nfl star's murder trial? the newsroom starts right now. hello, again, everyone. the last u.s. troops have now left yemen. navy s.e.a.l.s and the army's delta force, also this weekend could the rebels have taken over the strategic city of tiaz? and happening right now, the
united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting on the deteriorating conditions in yemen. cnn senior united nations continue richard roth is there for us so this meeting came at the request of yemen's president, what is he hoping the u.n. request gale do? >> he has said that he would like a halt in the aggression with the security council. the best that the security county sill will do this statement will echo many calls from the security council that will be halted immediately, backing the government of the president who in effect fled the capitol and also condemning the bombing attacks which you saw a couple of days ago and other moves by the group to continue to seize power. the -- a conference to be held in the reskrun to discuss all the troubles. it doesn't appear that all the
sides are ready to do that. and the huthis are ready to gain more ground and power. there doesn't seem to be any type of lull in the fighting. the security council, you're watching them stricting in they're going to get a briefing from the u.n. special -- who are trying to deal with yemen, trying to handleal a transition to some sort of democracy. >> all right, richard roth, keep us posted, thank you so much. >> and this breaking news at this hour in the war against isis reports indicate an american is among a group of medical students who have gone to isis controlled syria. let's go now to iraq for an update what are you hearing? >> reporter: well fred little information that we are piecing together at this point in the story is still developing but
we are hearing from a turkish member of parliament, he's an opposition m.p. and he's telling us that a group of alleged individuals entered into syria, into rebel controlled or isis controlled syria in the past ten days or so. he gave us a breakdown of the nationalities of those individuals who are, eight of them are graduate medical students and three are in their final year of being medical students. he said they include seven british nationals, two americans and two sudanese. and we're not sure how many family members are there -- we first heard about this story from british media reports earlier in the day and now what they were saying and of course this is all information that we are trying to verify but at
this point, we cannot independently verify this information, british media, talking about their nationals that are part of this group, saying that they crossed into isis controlled territory in syria last week. and that they are are working in hospitals there. s the unclear what the motivation for their travel to syria are at this point. the british foreign office so far has commented and told cnn in a statement, we are providing consular assistance to their families and we have informed the turkish ishish officials to try and obtain their wrblts. >> the identity of these medical students is being kept quiet right now but are authorities willing to say they attended the same medical schools? did they know each other? and are they plucked from
various places with their various levels of medical knowledge? >> it is very very unclear at this point, the very little information that is coming out, it would seem that they traveled as a group, according to british media, they were medical students who were in sudan and that is how they traveled to turkey and from there into syria, into these isis controlled areas, but it's unclear if they are part of the group, if they have joined the group or if they have traveled for other reasons, this is something that we are working to try and verify to try and get more information on this and fred this is an ongoing problem, this pravl of foreigners individuals from different countries whether from the united states possibly as we are seeing now, according to this turkish m.p. and also from the united kingdom crossing into isis territory from turkey and turkey has come under a lot of pressure being criticized from foreign countries saying that it is not doing enough to stop this
flow of foreigners into isis controlled territory, turkey for its part usaying it it is -- if it is given the names of these individuals, if they're given a watch list, they can stop people from enter into syria from turkey. now more on our other developing story, about 100 u.s. troops could be the target of isis right here on american soil. a group known as the islamic state hacking organization has calling for beheadings and attacks in the u.s. they have lists of military men and women from all branches of the military which is publicly available. a u.s. defense official cannot confirm the validity of the
information, but stresses that the safety of service members is always a concern. the fbi is also aware of it. notifications have been and are continuing to be made to those mentioned on the list. a marine corps spokesman tells cnn the naval investigative service have notified all military personnel about this presently unverified threats. and suggested that the military and their family members check their social media and limit the amount of information vaichblt this is previously an unknown group and one law enforcement official did say that there are questions about its credibility now. however, similar threats have been made before. >> so is this a legitimate threat to u.s. servicemen and women? john gillian, former navy
s.e.a.l. and fbi agent. this is a group that few know much about and perhaps it doesn't fall under the hallmarks of typical isis threats. but in your view how seriously should this be taken? >> well i think there's several different things we can look at here for one, the fact that isis is putting a name to different division s divisions now shows you there is a division that they call the hacker division. they're really defeeting us on the propaganda stage, and that's a problem, is this necessarily going to inspire others here in the united states to go and hit these american military service members? maybe, maybe not. but the fact is we first have to look at the fact that they're defeating us in this propaganda war, which is part of war. the other concern i have is how
they're getting this information, they're not hacking into government sources to get this. they have mentioned names and quotes from service members and the other problem is soernl media and when i was in the mills tear, i got out in 2002, social media didn't have that leap forward as we do now. the military really has to start rethinking you can't just have facebook pages and twitter and all this stuff with your military uniform on and all this information about yourself because it -- you know if you are known to be a service member on face book and you check in somewhere, now these operatives these homegrown operatives may know where you are if they're able to get into your facebook page. >> weren't most military personnel, whether they be instructed or just instinctively know that because they are men and women in uniform that quite frankly they are likely targets the world over and they have to
take certain precautions that perhaps an order narz citizen wouldn't have to take? >> well you would hope so but unfortunately, you know social media is now a part of our lives. so it's not just the military members themselves it's also the family members, so you got to remember they're serving as well and for instance a military a military base a lot of military families live off the base. while their homes may be secured, a lot of their homes in the civilian world where not secured. if you're going to have social media, lock it down, but dod needs to start stepping up to a plate. when i see an admiral or a general with a face book page or are tweeting out ely detaillive tweeting stuff, this is setting a very bad standard. >> is it enough to encourage an
increase in security at u.s. bases? >> it absolutely is and it's a great question i'll tell you why. one word that report you just did with this med students going over, we need to look at the phrase force multiplyier. they may be saving the lives of these isis fighters. likewise here terrorism is a tactic it's not a group. terrorism is a tactic just wliblg bombing is a tactic and when they are able to put fear into the hearts of military members and they are able to really cause a stir inside the dod, they using service members as a multiplier they don't have to go and hit and kill somebody right now dod and service members are are reacting to this. social media has become their force multiplier. all right, still ahead, man hunt. a woman shot on a texas freeway
happen to you or me who hasn't honked in frustration in traffic and that's what happened to 28-year-old kay hafford. somebody tried to cut her off and she honked her horn and then there was an altercation and the driver pulled up beside hafford's car and pulled out a gun and fired and she was able to call 911. >> complaint advised that a man tried to run her off the road and has shot her. >> she blacked out several time at the scene, but she was co- coherent to give investigating
officers help with investigating the case. >> that driver is still on the loose. police know they're looking for an sufficient the driver was wearing a blue baseball cap but they still haven't found that person and i'm sure they would be happy with any information they can get. >> it's difficult for officers to kind of get the word without? >> reporter: the word is out there, but they're waiting for a lead that will lead them to this person. they have identified the kind of car. in the meantime we did have some information from the hospital this morning from kay hafford, this is the memorial herrmann hospital the trauma hospital in texas where they said her condition was upgraded to good condition. her husband kendrick hafford, he was obviously angry, but he was optimistic about her recovery. listen to this.
>> i'm just glad that she's going to be okay. may god deal with you, that's all i can say because if i ever find out who it is i'm not going to be that nice. >> reporter: we'll hopefully have more updates later today. >> let's hope it leads to a suspect. shasta darlington thank you very much. general petraeus was one of the architects for the war in iraq. now he says that the biggest threat to iraq is not isis. twork and the cloud. it's reliable uptime. and multi-layered security. it's how you stay connected to each other and to your customers. with centurylink you get advanced technology solutions, including an industry leading broadband network, and cloud and hosting services - all with dedicated responsive support. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner you're free to focus on growing your business.
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chicago is bracing for yet more snow the city could get as much as five inches for tomorrow morning's commute. >> and the man who led the surge in the u.s. war in iraq says isis isn't the most serious problem there now. general david petreaus told "the washington post" that the iranian groups fighting isis are the big elson threat to iraq's security. quote, longer term iranian backed sheeta aback ed shiia militia could -- cnn global affairs analyst lieutenant colonel james reese joins me now from baghdad with more on this, so are you in agreement with petreaus? >> good evening, fred. actually i'm not. and actually general petreaus said two things in this talk
when he was picked up and win was about shiia and there's serious issues there, i do agree with him in this place, but where i disagree with him is on his timing and his generalization of the shiia militias that are happening here in iraq right now. general pet -- don't get me wrong, we have lad some major issues with those militias in the past but right now, but the key here in iraq is the sunnis and shiias are being attacked by mimz rish -- when i heard petraeus's comments, they were like hey, can we take one thing at a time here and worry about the close in threat that's
worrying about -- >> political expertise or military expertise, which may be exceptional. that there is clearly a misunderstanding or not a full comprehension of what is taking place in iraq or in neighboring countries? >> i have been here in iraq now for 13 and a half years both fighting as a soldier here and working here inside iraq where i have my own iraqi employees who work for me. and i have been up in tikrit in the area and watching the mill militia militia, we have seen hezbollah, from lebanon, and you know known american enemies at this time. but again, right now e there's three factions here that are really key. it's you have the political side you have the military side and then you have the man
on the street side the families on the street they're getting whacked by isis and it's criticality and what i have been very impressed is watching both sunni and shiia coming together as iraqis in the last month here and as they have moved up, for the former iraqi veterans in the main route, and up to spiker and have they done this fight in tikrit and they have really been motivated, both men, sunni and she ea working together. so i work with the families and people on the strit and i think stormy that sometimes the politicians and senior military guys have no idea what's going on at the ground level. >> is it your view that returning any kind of stabltd to that country will der be dependent on the type of u.s. involvement? >> no fred i do. and here again is my concern, right now, the iranians have
advisors on the ground. they're doing the same thing our advisors are doing al assad and while the commander said last week to cnn's ben wedeman, that four advisers helping us stroir isis are better than 200 american advisors in the green zoning what i would look for right now, at minimum, i would want some of my green berets out there observing watching what was going on. why don't they have observers on the ground to look and maybe give advise to both the sunni and the shiia and i believe that would help bring things together for this nation which is in turmoil. >> lieutenant colonel james reese, thanks so much. tough talk from u.s. senator
john mccain about the u.s. relationship with israel. >> get over your temper tantrum, mr. president, it's time we work together with our israeli friends. >> tough talk speaking on state of the union. senator john mccain says president obama is getting his problems with netanyahu get in the ways of policy goals and tells obama to get over it.
good news on the mortgage front, rates down this week, have a look. >> and hello again, thanks for joining me. the white house says it will be assessing certain aspects of the united states relationship with israel in the coming days or weeks and in an interview with "the huffington post," the president took issue with benjamin netanyahu's preelection stance that he would not support palestinian state hood comments that netanyahu quickly walked
back. >> we take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime ministership so that's why we have got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don't see a chaotic situation. >> senator john mccain saying today mr. obama was letting his personal feelings get in the way of u.s.-israeli relations. >> there was -- the only nation in the region in the nation that will have such a thing, get over your temper tantrum mr. president, it's time we work together with our israeli friends and try to stem this tide of isis and iranian tension through the region. the least of your problems is what b.b. netanyahu said during an election campaign. >> here to talk about this aaron david miller he is
executive vice president of new initiatives and a scholar at the woodrow wilson international center. you tacked u.s.-israeli relations in your column. you say while relations are at their worst point ever there are some political game playing going on here. what do you mean by that. >> there's no doubt there's a crisis there's no section of policies policies politics and personalities. it's running about 25 years, it's a continuing wous soap opera. but there is a bit of gamesmanship here and i think most of it occurs on this issue about what to do with the the two-state solution. the fact is that the prime minister of israel is not committed to this. he's not prepared to pay the price and most of his behavior suggests that he's expanding or creating space for it to occur. the administration -- and so he's really not fooling anyone.
a walk back from the walk back. >> was there a feeling that he was committed and now revealing not really committed anymore? >> not really hard to believe on this one. benjamin netanyahu's whole sense of identity is not to become the midwife of the creation of a state to divide jerusalem with israeli borders. i'm just reporting here, it's a sound analysis it's not a moral judgment isn't terribly interested in paying the price. i think no one is. the president on the other hand may well be following himself because the odds that you can create over the course of the next 20 months serious negotiating process that ends in a two-state solution that re resolves border security refugees and territory and jerusalem strikes me as slim to
none. so the real problem i think is that the prime minister stripped away a bit of an illusion and has really angered the administration that's now in a box. >> what does it feel like there was a perception that a two-state solution was closer now than ever but in recent years, especially looking at the relationship with the two men and particularly now just prior to the election and just afterwards that that vision hassen taken away. wasn't there a perception that a two-state solution was closer now than ever? >> i worked and studied this problem for the last 25 years and the negotiation that somehow israelis and clintons are many how on the verge of a break through, that feeling was evident in july of 2000 it didn't happen. and it was evident in part due
to inflated expectations not to the secretary's part but people want to see this but the kerry effort came to naught, the reality is you could have a two state solution but you need an american president, an israeli prime minister and a palestinian leader that literally have the capacity and the intention to pay the price, and right dplounow you don't have that. >> what's paying the price? what do they all have to have in common? >> paying the price means coming to terms with the four or five issues which are literally the crown jewels of the raisharab-israeli conflict. how to give palestinians an equal amount of territory to compensate for those annexed
blocks what to do with the jerusalem and how to resolve the issue of refugees ss and finally the need to reck nice the state of the jewish people. think of a combination of migraine headaches and root canals this is the toughest problem, perhaps with the exception oftrying to get a nuclear problem with the iranians. we really have to be real about what's requireded. that's why i think there's a certain amount of gamesmanship here the united states is threatening to reassess its relationship. >> what does that mean? how do you define that? because it doesn't necessarily mean that is u.s. is going to no longer finance israel the way it has, there's no cut back in that right? what does it mean reassess? >> well the word has only been used once before in a practical sense and that was by gerald
ford and henry kissinger in the summer of 1975 in an effort to press then prime minister rabine. kissinger later admitted this was political theater but it did have some measure of success. the administration is not going to sanction israel it's not going to cut it's aid, it's not going to vote to prosecute to the palestinians for war crimes what i think will happen is that this administration will become less solicitous and less willing to criticize the israelis abroad. but how that's going to turn in lead to the creation of two states on the ground i really haven't a clue. >> aaron david miller, good to see you. a brand new account of that bloody arrest of a uva student, we'll bring that to you next. the real question that needs to be asked is "what is it that we can do
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occupants of that house, whether it was occupied at the time. but again, you're looking at the images as we're getting it right now. also information today about that bloody take down of a university of virginia student getting taken down outside a bar. we're getting information about what happened that night and what that co-owner is now saying that could actually support what the 20-year-old martice johnson is giving about that incident. >> he is the co-owner he said he wanted to end the rumor mill he wanted people to know that he turned away 20-year-old martice johnson from his pub. the police said that mart ooirk ce was -- in mr. banke's opinion, mr. johnson did not
appear to be intoxicated in the least. he said he could not permit him to enter. he handed hem his id back. moments later he saw mr. johnson on the ground on university avenue with agents detaining him. mr. johnson has been charged with public intoxication and resists arrest without force. >> how might mr. johnson's attorneys use this to their benefit? >> this is good news for them. this bigger question is was this id fake? and did he use a fake id. and that is a point of contentious debate. while banke didn't explicitly say that it was a real id he said he -- so johnson gave a
wrong account, give a wrong zip code. >> he gave his parents zip code. >> that's right. >> and johnson has moved, and that's what the attorney was saying that's the reason why there was a discrepancy in there. but initially charged public intoxication obstruction of justice without force. >> nick thanks very much. all right, still to come a video of former new england patriot aaron hernandez, dirty dancing shortly before his friend was killed and why the prosecution in hernandez's murder trial video shows a molt ty.
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all right. tomorrow is day 32 in the aaron hernandez murder trial. the former football star is accused of killing his friend odin lloyd. prosecutors have no murder weapon so they have been building their case with blocks of circumstantial evidence including lots of surveillance tape. our susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: it may not be the most crucial three-minute video of the trial, but it could be one of the most memorable. is it more than dirty dancing? for prosecutors, it suggests motive. aaron hernandez standing against a wall while a female dance
partner does a bump and grind. >> he told me his name was rock. >> it's two nights better lloyd is killed. he's in a club with hernandez. that's lloyd wearing a hat. she's asked to dance, then hi mood suddenly takes a turn. >> he seems irritated and kind of just aggressive. he just seemed a lot more agitated like on edge. >> reporter: another witness also tells jurors he sees hernandez appearing angry inside the club as lloyd talks to a friend and angry again when hernandez leaves the club. his right arm jet turg in the air. on cross, defense attorneys challenge those witnesses' credibility, attacking a female bar patron and her behavior saying she bragged about 50 men coming on to her. >> 50 guys that grabbed you that night indiana side? >> i was probably exaggerating
but a lot of anyone did approach me. >> so that was an exaggeration? >> yes. >> reporter: it's not clear how the aggressive questioning played with the jury or how it may play about her fiancee who has not been in court for two weeks. she's been given immunity to testify for the state. prosecutors play video of a car they say shows the very moment lloyd arrives at the crime scene, driven by hernandez. the car leaves three minutes and 40 seconds later. another video shows the same car, pulling into hernandez' driveway less than a mile away without lloyd. that same afternoon, the three defendants are at hernandez' home in his man cave playing with his baby and around his backyard pool. hours later, shaking hands and getting back into the car, heading to a rental agency. at about the same time hernandez returns that rental car, a jogger finds the bullet-riddled
body of oy din lloyd at the industrial park. still to come a ruling on whether 9 state can play jailhouse conversations with hernandez hernandez, including with us had his former teammate mike pouncey, who is on the state's witness list. susan candiotti, cnn, fall river, massachusetts. let's talk more about this case and what it might mean in the her nance case overall with esther pan itch. okay. so prosecutors showing this videotape, saying there was a change in his demeanor you say it shows nothing, desperation, maybe? >> it's a desperate move by the prosecutor. why do they need to do this this? they don't need to get into his behavior two days before the alleged -- before the murder to try to bring out what his motive maeve. the state needs real evidence that supports that hernandez
killed odin lloyd. this is just desperate. >> what do you suppose the interpretation might be from jurors? they're note law experts, but when they see video like this and hear the prosecutor saying there's a change in the demeanor you have a girl dancing with him who said yeah he seemed to be agitated. will a jury saying okay that helps substantiate that there was something going on and he may end up participating in a murder? how do you connect those dots? >> i don't know unless hernandez said i'm really angry at odin lloyd, and boy, am i going to kill him. unless he said something like that there's no nexus. they just need more. maybe they'll tie it up with later evidence but at this point, taking this video in a vacuum there's nothing there. >> we heard a few things in susan's piece, there was surveillance video at home being at the pool. what does that tell you? >> that he's a family man?
the dancing may show he's not the best type of fiancee if he's asking women to dance in the way he was dancing, but that doesn't necessarily make him a murderer. 9 fact that he's holding his baby and is at the pool helps to humanize aaron hernandez, he's just a regular father who takes care of his family and not the type of murderer the prosecution is portraying. >> the nonlawyer is cease the fiancee is not there in court, maybe she knew this particular portion of testimony would happen it's a little embarrassing you don't want to hear it yourself but doesn't necessarily mean she's turning on hernandez, or does it? >> no it means she could have the flu, doctors' appointments other things that are keeping her away from court. it certainly makes you wonder why she's not there, because she's stood by him this entire time and mix that with the granting of immunity sure people could speculate she
doesn't want to be present behind him, but that isn't necessarily true. >> how are you assessing this case as the prosecution is lays out sits case against aaron hernandez? >> i think the prosecution has made several very good points such as the gun and the shouldprints but i think overall if they are relying on this kind of evidence they should have stopped a while ago. because this to me just smacks of desperation. >> all right, esther panish thanks so much. so much more after a quick break.
♪ happening right now in "newsroom", yemen in turmoil, a strategic city seized by rebels. we're live at the united nations. then a florida couple returns home after getting caught in the crossfire of terrorists. their terrifying account of being at the bardo museum. plus it's the miracle that everyone is talk become. pope francis turns a vial of dried blood into liquid. we take a look at what happened. "newsroom" starts right now.
hello again, everyone thanks so much for joining me. the last u.s. troops are now out of yemen. the u.s. state department said the evacuation involved about 100 special operations members, including navy s.e.a.l.s and the army's delta force. you have houthi rebels have taking over yemen's third largest city the takeover sparked protests by thousands saying they are rejecting the coup by the rebels. and right now the united states security council is holding an emergency meeting on the deteriorating conditions in yemen. ilooh bring in the journalist on the phone with us in the yemeni capital of sanaa. will there be an impact on the ground with citizens there, knowing that no u.s. troops are there? >> the citizens didn't even know the u.s. citizens existed,
because they were located in an air base, so it will not affect the people u there's no central government in the country, no chaotic militant groups with the growth of terrorism, and the houthis who are now in control refuse to even cooperate or deal with the united states in any way, so that's why the u.s. left but i don't feel there's any reason that the people will feel the difference of the u.s. troops leaving sanaa, since they were not mixing with the people other than to counter terror. >> as it goes to rebels tailing control, citizens are protesting but is there a feeling that many feel up safe or reluctant? what is the feeling there?
>> the houthi rebels don't accept negotiations. they want people to accept what is their way or the highway, to be honest and that i why negotiations have stalled and are now going to -- they have not reached a deal. houthis won't step down a bit, and this resulted into a big mix within the army where half of the army is supporting the houthis, where the other half is against. that's the reason why the country is divided right now. and right now this all could lead to a civil war if factions do not agree on a solution very soon. >> so are people in general, are they staying in their homes? those who are not bold enough to go out and protest, but are in general people staying in their homes? are they afraid to go to work? go to school?
give me an idea what it is to live there and worry about government control or whog in control? >> those who are politically involved they are elling protesting with or again, so they are in the streets protesting. those who are not political active in yemen don't bother -- not bother they continue their daily lives. it's very safe in the sap city and happen safe for a couple months. yes, there were attacks on the two mosques. those terror attack coos have happened at any given time. other than that it's fairly safe for the ordinary citizen, but will the safety continue if no political deal is reached in and each party continue toss escalate and threaten the use of force force. >> very real concerns. thank you so much.
as i mentioned, the united nations racing concerns now over the deteriorating conditions there in yemen. the security council is holding an emergency meeting right now to discuss the situation. cnn's correspondent richard roth is there with the latest. what is the latest on discussions? >> reporter: the most important part of what we've heard so far, fredricka is the a briefing by the u.n.'s man dealing with yemen for years now. by videoconference, it was a gloomy dark forecast and summation of what's happening in that middle east nation. benamar told the security council that things are deteriorating, moving away from a political settlement and towards the edge of civil war.
>> says feared that they are are backed -- there is a prevailing sense that the situation will have a downwere spiral. many are also concerned that the conflict has taken on sectarian tones and deepening north/county division. >> the u.n. representative for yemen said it's an illusion inned houthis thing they can take over the entire nation and if the current president in aden thinks his forces can take control of the whole country. >> richard, earlier you had mentioned that potential there would be some kind of voter decision that would involve the 15 neighboring countries of yemen. but have any of those cunning expressed any kind of commitment
or worry or plan to want to help yemen? >> they called for a halted violence, calling for everyone to discuss, but they have not succeeded. the representative from yemen and qatar in the area were on the side of the current president of yemen, and they want what they called the coup leaders ousted but they're the ones making the military progress on the ground. >> richard roth very complex situation. thank you so much. keep us posted. let's talk more about this with our security analyst bob baird. so let's talk first about yemen, troop pullout as well but just hearing from our one guest, hakim, there in sanaa, he paints a grim picture. it seems as though the civil war is imminent. what are your greatest concerns about the picture being painted
there and the majority of those who are willing to come out are those who are politically involved but otherwise people are worried about their personal safety. >> well i think it's even grimmer than he portrayed. you have to look at yemeni borders, they're wide open to saudi arabia. saudi arabia's security is directly affected. many arabs look at the houthi system backed by iran. i think it's more complicated than that and you also have to look at saudi arabia. they think the iranians are moving into iraq. whether it's true or not, they think they have occupied so the gulf arabs look like they're surrounded by iranian-backed forces. i think the chances of a civil war not occurring are very close to zero. you even have the former president who has joined the houthis, which is more confusing, and of course al qaeda is filling the vacuum in
any village, town or military bay that they can, and the islamic state will take advantage of this power vacuum and will move in. so it's totally unpredictable, but i don't think it's going to be good. there's nothing the united states can do nor the u.n. and we have to watch this played out, unfortunately. >> at the risk of make themselves even more as a rule unusual to say the islamic state, what neighboring arab nation would want to get so involved as to assist yemen directly? >> i would say it would be saudi arabia in as much as they're going to start hiring proxies. they've been trying to solve yemen's security for 50 years, mostly successfully but it's completely changed. there's a large population osama bin laden was of yemeni origin so all these factors are
playing into place with the gulf politics. i could emphasize this enough saudi arabia looks at bashar al assad as an iran yay proxy, and the qods force fighting in iraq. so we are playing with very big pieces. let's not forget at the end of the day saudi arabia has a quarter of the world's oil reserves which will affect us if something happens to those. >> how much of a big defeat, or what is at stake for the u.s. when it wasn't just a month or so that the white house said there's been measured progress in yemen, and now this. what does it say for the u.s.? is it strictly a counterterrorism commitment that the u.s. has, and because it's seven a porous nation and the u.s. intelligence needs to be there, and counterterrorism efforts, or something else? >> don't forget that alacksi was killed with a drone strike.
that was coordinated on the ground from yemen. now we've lost that. we can't go after asiri, the airplane bomber who's operating there somewhere, so our ability -- you don't go after them in yemen, it's greatly reduced especially since there's no central government. it's acass on theic as libya or syria is today, and you cannot take care of these targets from the air alone without local hem. >> bob baer pressure it. thank you. in this country, manhunt, a woman shot on a texas freeway, and police are still hunting for the suspect today. the real question that needs to be asked is "what is it that we can do that is impactful?" what the cloud enables is computing to empower cancer researchers. it used to take two weeks to sequence and analyze a genome; with the microsoft cloud we can analyze 100 per day.
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syria. >> jumanna? >> reporter: we are still trying to put together the details. according to a turkish members of parliament he's telling cnn that a group of 11 individuals, three our in their final year that he 11 include seven british nationals, one american one canadian and two sudanese. he says they entered turkey in the last ten days from there they have trald to syria. in the words of this opposition m.p. in an interview with reuters, he said that they have traveled to syria to treat rebels there. now, we're also hearing from the
british media who also reported traveling to syria. again these are reports that are not independently verified at this point. what the british media are saying is these individuals have traveled to isis-controlled territory and are working at a hospital there. it is unclear what their motivations are and what are they are doing there. we are hearing in a statement from the british, they tell cnn that we are providing consular assistance to their families and we have informed the turkish police to try and ascertain their whereabouts. no names of these individuals have been released yet, and according to this member of parliament that we spoke to the family members of these individuals, unclear if it's all or some of them are in turkey and have been there with him, and british media reports that they have been on the border there, trying to convince their children their loved ones to return back. this is the latest in a series
of foreigners that we are seeing individuals, young individuals, from western nations that are crossing into syria. but at this point in time it is unclear what the motivation behind the travel of these students that according to british media, were in sudan. it is unclear what they are doing in syria. jomana karadsheh, cnn, iraq. and we'll be right back. lin that can give you blood sugar control for up to 24 hours. and levemir® helps lower your a1c. levemir® comes in flextouch® the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension. levemir® lasts 42 days without refrigeration. that's 50% longer than lantus® which lasts 28 days. today i'm asking about levemir® flextouch®. levemir® is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar
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use to make these evokeations of the body. >> anthony's obsession with the human form and the space it occupies led him to make over 2,000 sculptures. obviously the greatest of which which is the angel of the north which towers over the british landscape. his work is exhibited in public spaces around the world. he has received prestigious international arts awards including britain's turner prize and japan's premium imperiale. today he's in his studio giving three dim mens to a new idea. >> you don't get good work out good ideas, but the ideas come from the work. sculpture of all the arts is perhaps the most silent. and learning to listen to the work that you have already made is really where all the core ideas come from.
one work is another of the next. a manhunt is still under way in texas after a violent road rage incident. police are looking for a man they say shot a woman in the back of her head after she honked at him. he underwent surgery and is reportedly in good condition. >> what's so scary here fred is how things can escalate and get out of control. 28-year-old kay halfford was on her way to work. she honked as many of us would, but what happened next is pretty unthinkable, an altercation began, the other driver pulled up and pulled out a gun. he shot the gun. a bullet went through the passengers side of her car and hit her in the back of the head. remarkably she was able to pull her car over and called 911, eventually taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery.
she's in good condition, the hospital said today that her condition was upgraded to good. her husband has also been speaking kendrick is understandably angry, but optimistic about her recovery. listen to this. >> i'm just glad she's going to be okay. may god deal with you. that's all i can say. if i ever find out who it is it's not going to be that nice. >> obviously the big problem is that driver is still on the loose. police know they're looking for a white suv at the time of the incident the driver was wearing a blue baseball cap, but two days later and they haven't found him, fred. >> all right. shasta darlington thank you so much. also ahead, the first presidential candidate of the 2016 race appears ready to announce and a major newspaper is calling on someone who refuses to run to actually get into that race.
that message coming after he said before his reelection that he os posed mccain had very strong words for the president today. i guess he usually does, doesn't he? >> friday he does but today he said that president obama's personal problems with benjamin netanyahu are getting in the way of shared policy goals between the u.s. and israel. listen here to more of those comments. >> there was a free and fair democratic election the president should get over it. get over your temper tantrum, mr. president, it's time we work together with our israeli friends and try to stem in tide of isis and iranian movement throughout the region which is threatening the very fabric of the region. the least of your problems is what bibi netanyahu said during an election campaign.
he said it's either that or president obama is delusional, fred. >> okay. so mccain's comments coming on the heels of the president's interview with "huffington post." >> in the interview he accused netanyahu of reversing himself on a policy that he said one thing before he was reelected, another afterward, meaning it's hard to trust him. listen to some of those comments. >> i did indicate to him that we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of israel if it wants to stay both a jewish state and democratic. and i indicated to him that given his statements prior to the election it is going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing the
negotiations are possible. >> and in his conversation with benjamin netanyahu on thursday president obama said he told netanyahu that he thinks he should tone down hi rhetoric. >> erin mcpike, thanks so much. so tomorrow texas senator ted cruz is expected to become the first candidate to officially declare a run for president in 2016. cnn is told that he will make the announcement in lynchburg, virginia. the 44-year-old in his first term in the senate would likely be joined by a long list of other potential candidates. as you can see in the cnn/orcp poll he's low on the roster with only 4% favoring him. joining me right now is theron johnson. and from new york we have brian morganstern, a political strategist and lawyer. so gentlemen, ted cruz is near
the boom of the popularity chart among republicans, what's the advantage of officially joining the race first, theron? >> really two things one he gets an advantage on raising money. he's sort of doing it in an unusual way. he's not creating an exploratory committee first. the second thing he'll get a chance to recruit key staffers s. >> so brian, what's the real chance of that at least on those -- on many rosters of popularity and something like almost 20 candidates he is close to the bottom. >> if polls mattered at this stage, we would have president rude jill yule yanni and president hillary clinton back in 2008. i wouldn't put too much stock in the polls, but you're right, there's a long list of cent candidates. it's candidates with a certain pop you list appeals.
>> who does he appeal to in your view? >> certainly constitutionalists. that's one word he likes to use an awful loss. he uses the word pop you list grassroots regular folks. certainly not the donor class. that's generally not what he's been courting. really for the grass-roots activists to try to jump on board. >> but senator cruz is going to have some real challenges. he's going to have to talk to the american people and explain to seniors why he calls social security a ponzi scheme. he let the shutdown that ultimately cost about $24 billion. he's also been critical of aca, which is now working. the other challenge he will have a while he definitely can appeal to the right wing the mainstream electorate that i think is sort of out of touch with senator cruz right now.
those who seemed to be kind of the front-runners. and conventional wisdom is they probably have you know some deep pockets behind them. ted cruz you know where's the money behind him, because don't you need that in order to stand out, brian? >> certainly, but he's raised a great deal of money just in his few years in the public i'd. he raised millions. i say a stat that he's raised something like 18 million of the last few years, so he'll certainly be able to i think raise enough money to compete in the early states because frankly it doesn't take that much money to compete in the very early states. it's a lot of retail politics and organizing caucus goers, and influential people on the ground. he'll be echos a lot of points
which is the most liberal administration in history, we need to get back to caring about the constitution and talking about upward mobility and notarying people down. so i think he will echo a lot of what many of the credibility candidates on the republican side have to say. >> let's shift gears a bit now you have the "boston globe" editorial calling on elizabeth warren to run for president 2016. the paper saying this -- democrats would be making a mistake to let hillary clinton coast without real opposition and elizabeth warren can make sure that doesn't happen. in the past warren has been very firm about her position. >> yeah i think senator warren -- >> we're going to listen to her real quick. >> running for president. i am not running for president. >> if hillary didn't run, you might give it a shot? >> i am not running for president. >> so tharon you're ready to
run out of the gate. why wouldn't she run? >> i think it's two things. one she's made it clear that she's not running. i think she's enjoying being a u.s. senator. she's known as the policy wonk within the policy. she has a constituency who are happy with her service. the second reason is she's go up against a lot of money if hillary clinton decides to run, and also the clintons have done a really good job of making sure that they are messaging the key constituencies that quite frankly senator warren doesn't have a great area of popularity. i will tell you there are a lot of people out there that are part of this warren movement. a lot of folks i worked with on the campaign are encouraging her to run. >> so brian, is this just the state home paper that says you know we're endorsing our gal? or you know is there any real movement behind possibly nudging her into a yes? >> oh, i think there is a very
real movement. it's this populist tide in america trying to find a relatable candidate. i think there's a real movement to try to draft an alternative and pull the democratic party farther to the left which is quite a deserve -- so i think this is a "boston globe" really trying to drag the democratic party, as i said even farther to the left than it already is. >> brian morganstern and tharon johnson, appreciate it. thank you. a florida couple returns home after recounting their terrifying experience of being at the bardo museum during the attitude in additionian attack. that's next. t anymore! t-mobile can set you free. now we'll pay off your phone. yep! you heard us. every last cent. stuck in a contract. we've got you
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tunisia's president says a third attacker took part in wednesday's deadly attack and is on the run. the president insists he will not get far. we've gotten new surveillance video from inside the museum. one man walks down the stairs almost bumping into them. they let him go, but then they killed 23 other people. "wall street journal" reports the gunman fended off an elite squad of antiterrorism police for nearly two hours. they were finally killed when one of their grenades failed to explode and police shot them. two of those tourists just returned home to florida. their trip to tunisia should
have been a happy occasion celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. today their happiest moments are greeting loved ones back on u.s. soil. cynthia damos from our affiliate reports. >> reporter: greeted by family with hugs kisses and relief. >> it was a tragedy. it was something that it marked my life forget. >> they survived a terrorism attack in knew felicia. here they are running when two men with assault rifles and bags attacked killing 21 people. >> you know we have to like run like crazy. the first thing we heard was a bomb and then him shooting. >> reporter: they live in the homestead area were on you a cruise for their anniversary that made a stop in tunisia. they were walking through the museum when it happened. >> something for me is a horrible nightmare.
we went to celebrate or 25th, and what an experience for us. it was really bad. >> reporter: when the shooting began, they had one thought. >> i was going to die. >> reporter: they had to hide for about three hours inside the museum. tunisia's interior ministry just veal leased security video of the gunmen. the one-minute video was posted showing the two men walking through the museums carrying assault rifles tunisian prosecutors sea 20 people are now being detained. it was two tunisians who trained in neighboring libya who opened fire in the museum on wednesday. they died in the shootout and the gonzaless, well they are just happy to have survived. >> i thank god i am here to just -- just go ahead and have my family and see my mom, see my daughter and i'm happy to be home. i'm happy to be home. wow, amazing close call. still to come the pope kisses an ancient vial and the
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of the faithful using the word "miracle." it happened saturday when the dried blood of a naples patron saint half liquori filled during a ceremony. the catholic faithful believe it's a miracle when the saint's dried blood turns to liquid. so what is the story bihind in sane and the vial? cnn's senior vattian analyst john allen joins us via skype. who is napl as patron saint and why is the dried blood in this vial? >> in english we would call him st. januaryius but in any event tradition says there aren't actually any historical records to attest to this so tradition says he was a bishop in the late third and early 4th century, then a martyr during one of the
periodic roman persecutions supposedly died in '05 -- parts of his body were divided up among various sites, but there's a vial of his blood that's been preserved. it was lost for centuries, but then sort of unearthed and brought back to naples by the guy who was then the bishop. every since this vial has been on display in the cathedral in naples. fredricka, it is actually believed to liquefy at least three times a year once in december which is his feast day. again in september, which is kind of a feast for the city of naples, and also in may, which believes it or not was the day on the th century that all the parts of his body were reunified. >> and it happens regardless of who is present, which is why in
this case if it is to partially liquefy and pope francis is there, he's getting some credit as to why it had liquefy a time outside of those three times a year? >> that's right -- they will say it will occasionally liquefy on other special occasions, but according to the cardinals of naples this is the first time it has ever happened in the presence of a pope. so you're right, he's getting some credit for it. even francis himself was not over-selling the significance of this. at the actually kind of cracked a joke. what he told the audience is look they blood only partially liquefied, which means the saint isn't fully happy with us we're going to have to do better. >> what's the answer to the skeptics who say that it's really just that the vial was moved around that could cause it to partially liquefy or liquefy period? >> listen there is some basis for that. the vial has been subjected to
scientific testing over the years. there's a famous i tammian scientist who looked at this and said look when you have preserved blood, even if it's centuries old, when you jostle it around it can take on a semi-liquid state without anything miraculous 1r06d, but fredricka, i think this is one of those eyes of faith things the saint is so near and dear to the hearts of the neopolicy tans the people who live in naples he is the one they turn to in times of need when unemployment shoots through the roof or when a family has lost a child or there's been a civic tragedy, you know this is the figure that people will turn to and obviously they are profoundly convinced this saint as the capacity to work miracles including this miracle of the lick we fix ofi liquidification.
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attacked at a fraternity party, but discrepancies in her story emessaged causing "rolling stone" to apologize. here is sarah gannon. >> reporter: we may finally learn what happened to the woman named jackie whose story in "rolling stone" caught national attention last fall. charlottesville police are holding a news conference tomorrow to announce findings of their investigation. in the article a student name jackie claimed she was brutally raped by seven men during a fraternity party. university officials who acknowledge they did know some of the details of the story month before the article published, they asked police to launch a criminal investigation. now, long before this criminal investigation concluded, a few important things happened. first, "rolling stone" apologized for its reporting when it became clear there were discrepancies in the woman's account. second friends of jackie told cnn that they were with her that
night and she told a very different is it story of what happened. they also showed us e-mails and text messages that appeared to show that jackie had fabricated the man who she says orchestrated her rape and police cleared the fraternity where jackie said the alleged rape had happened but police have always left open this possibility that jackie was raped somewhere else or on a different night. now, it's important to remember that the police investigation is separate from the university of virginia's internal investigation into whether they handled jackie's claim and other reports of sexual assaults correctly. sara gannon thank you so much. we have so much more straight ahead in "newsroom." thank for being with me this afternoon. poppy harlow is next. \s . hi everybody. 5:00 eastern, you're in the "cnn
newsroom." strap yourself in because after tomorrow the 2016 race for the white house officially -- officially kicks into overdrive. cnn has learned that texas republican senator ted cruz will announce he is running for president. he will announce that tomorrow during a speech at liberty university in virginia. that would make him the first candidate to formally enter this range, so can other republicans and hillary clinton be far behind? let's bring in our political commentators to talk about it. thanks for being here guys. i appreciate it. well? it was going to happen anyday now. it has happened the first official announcement buck when you look at this bid, this happens without him forming a formally exploratory committee. does that really totally matter? >> no i don't think it matters, in his take because he recognizes he has so much
grass-roots support. the base is really expecting him to run. i think him getting early, the fact that he wants an opportunity to catch up in terms of infrastructure and terms of actual apparatus, some of those with more establishment in nature. >> maybe also in terms of poll numbers, the most recent cnn/orcp polls had only ted cruz at 4%, and others way out in front of him. >> i think that's part of the calculation here. i think that ted cruz realizes the more particularly conservatives and lean conservatives, the more exposure they have the more likely those numbers will go up. he's a constitutionalist, a world-class debater, a constitutional scholar, someone i think will be able to appeal to certainly the republican side of the aisle incredibly effectively. >> sally cohen, to you, as a first-term senator, this isn't
the first time right? just look at president obama. so it's not like he's going to say, well president obama has the same sort of experience i did, but i wonder if you think that will be something thinks critics can go at effectively? >> i think he's given his critics plenty else to go out, whether it's calling birth control abortion-inducing, or being the guy who continually wants to vote for the 55th billionth time to repeal obamacare and shut down the government over it. he's got plenty there. all i can say is bring on the popcorn and the crazy for cruz bumper stickers. i'm glad he's entering the race. it will just reveal the far right of the republican base to be what it is, which is fully out of touch with mainstream america. >> buck i do want to get your reaction to some claims about --
saying we looked at the satellite data we haven't seen elf of global warming. today california's governor jerry brown came out and pointed at those comments saying that makes him unfit for office. as people see a lot of the pribz made change but also be shown how to be false. >> wait are you saying -- >> hold on. >> what the costs are associated -- >> are you saying the science is not behind climate change. >> no the climb is changing -- >> are you saying that science is not behind global warming. >> they say climate change because they don't want to be tied to one direction or another. it is going up. and -- rather i should say it is changing. the issue then becoming what do you do about that? what is a realistic policy to actually address this issue that wouldn't hamper your economy, that isn't insane -- people can believe they're going to save the planet by recycling their cans every day, but it will take
more than that. >> i do want to keep this focused on ted cruz but that is something a lot of people have pointed out, not a problem for the right. >> sally, quickly to you. >> it's not a problem for the right. it's a problem for everyone else including independent voters. look the republican party's biggest problem is they can no longer win national elections. despite the fact that every time they lose a national referendum they say we have to do some soul-searching, we have to stop this war on women. we have to be sensible which 99% of scientists believe is manmade, and i believe somewhere over 8 on% of all americans, including a majority of republicans believe is manmade, but then they put these candidates forward who not only are out of touch with the majority on this on gay marriage you name it but then they get support from within the party. that is a problem for the gop. >> sally, buck thank you. don't go anywhere we're going to talk about another big
headline what's happening right now at the united nations, the security council holding an emergency meeting about yemen. the u.n. has warned that the country is collapsing and today the situation looks more dire the president of yemen forced to flee yet another city after being deposed weeks ago. after already really conquering the capital of sanaa. also this as of yesterday, the last remaining u.s. troops navy s.e.a.l.s, special forces have been evacuated from the country. [ yelling ] >> this is what happened on friday absolute chaos and mass murder breaking out in two separate mosques. suicide bombers there in yemen killing more than 135 people wounding hundreds more. who is responsible still unconfirmed, though isis is
claiming responsibility. our richard roast join me now from the united nations. richard, obviously this is an incredible emergency situation in yemen that has deteriorated in recent weeks and days. what has come out so far of the security council 'emergency meeting? >> the u.n. security council issued a statement, which has happened before and not listened to on the ground in yemen, but this statement condemned once again the houthi's' move to take over more and more parts of the country, calling for all parties to cusp to a negotiating table and it backed the beleaguered president, which is in the city of adenidenaiden. jamal beno mar told the conference of his dire feelings now of what happens happening in the country. >> any sign that would want to push the country in either
direction would be inviting a protracted conflict in the vein of an iraq libya, syria combined scenario. >> that would be quite a debacle. the special adviser said it would be an illusion in either side thought it could take over control of the country entirely. as you know there are big countries in the region iran saudi arabia backing various forces in 9 region. >> right. >> and yemen remains a breeding ground for potential terrorist attacks aimed at the united states, as it descends further into what the central adviser said could be civil wart. >> now clearly isis with the huge attack on friday. richard, outside of this statement when i had and which i read as you said it hasn't been effective, just ignored on the ground what else can they do? are they talking about sending in peacekeepers?
>> reporter: i don't think you'll find any countries who want to go into that. the security council statement again threatened quote, additional measures that might be possibly sanctioning again certain individuals. yes, all the countries on the council think it's the worst what's going on. they're still talking behind closed doors right now. further orangeses would have to be up to discussion but the council would love the big powers to rein in the forces. the houthi rebel leaders denounced the security council as a bunch of evil countries doing evil things so it doesn't appear they will heed this lates call to start talking instead of shooting. >> richard roast at the united nations for us this afternoon. buck sex ton also with still with me a former counterterrorism analyst with the cia. when you hear what richard said and you look at the situation, you think can do anything. >> no, i think all you have to
to look is at the u.n. and -- upwards of probably 250,000 killed despite u.n. activities on the ground despite efforts to try to do something. they'll be infective in yemen just as in syria. what you think is the transposition and the movement of a sectarian civil war between shia and sunni playing out elsy. now yemen has to be added to that ledger. this is only going in one direction, more instability are more violence and the u.s. will have lesser ability to do something. >> yemen for all intents and purposes is a failed state, one of the poorest countries in the region a country that's predicted will run out of water by 2017. i mean not to mention their oil resources being depleted. what do you do to prop up a country like yemen? is there any sort of monetary assistance? anything that the west would want to do to try to save yemen if you would?
>> the u.s. has allies of the yemeni government for some time special for counterterrorism reasons. >> but the president they were allies with is out. >> i understand though, and we're backing the weaks faction in yemen, as we do in syria. we seem to always pick the guy that's losing. we always find ourselves backing the guy who somehow is the weakest when events play out. when you look at the policies in yemen, there was a period of time not far back when the administration was saying this is somehow a model of success. it was one they wanted to replicate elsewhere, eessentially the ct-light model. >> i want our viewers to listen to that. let's roll that sound about yemen and somalia. >> this counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady relentless effort to take out isil wherever they exist using our airpower and support for partners' forces on
the ground. this strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front line is one we have success reply pursued no years. >> so pointing to yemen and somalia as a success story, does the strategy totally have to change? >> yeah because air strikeses and working with partner forces don't make much of a difference in the misdemeanor st. of a sectarian civil war like this precision strikes in the middle of a failed state situation aren't going to do very much other than add to much of the chaos, i think. yemen will be yet another country swirling out of control. which i think is symbolic. >> buck sectionton thank you, sally cohen, thank you as well. i want you to stay with me. we'll talk about another disturbing headlines, about 100 american troops here on the ground in the u.s. could be the target of isis. there's this group known as the islamic state hacking
organization and they are calling for beheadings and attacks right here on u.s. soil. this was posted online and what they posted are names, pictures and home addresses. until all branches much of which of course is information publicly available online. we asked the defense department they want that they could not confirm the validity of this information. the pentagon of course is investigating, anyone on the list is being warned to check their privacy settings for any sort of online accounts. when you look at this buck it's incredibly disturbing but i do want to note that there have been threats like this before. how much credence do you give to this this? >> i think it continues, with the posture that you need to be vigilant and take serious the threats made by isis and isis supporters. they don't tend to make idle threats over a period of time. >> but this coming to u.s. soil?
>> i don't think people should overreact or assume that isis is omnipotent. they have had a linted ability to do anything of real note but we should look at the recent history, to try -- >> and inspire americans. >> and to inspire americans to go join them. we know americans are filtering back after having been in that country as well as europeans who have done the same thing. i think we need to be aware of that they'll try to do this but i don't think it's something that everybody needs to be spun up beyond what we know. >> good to have you on the program. we're going to switch gears next. what do some republican candidates and the kurds fighting isis have in problem? apparently this man supporting both of them a billionaire who wants the united states to do more to help the peshmerga forces. general david petraeus, that's
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a wealthy well-known donor in republican politics is showing his support behind the kurdish troops. conservative millionaire foster frieze is probably best known for helping bankroll the candidacy of rick santorum. well he says he desperately wands advance military aid to the peshmerga fighters. nick it's a fascinating story. i think the headline was, oh, is he trying to build a private army or build them up?
>> not exactly. he is a christian conservative a big donor, and he talked to me saying the u.s. government needs to do more to help support those curtis fighting isis. he says they don't have the resources to protect themselves or de-booby trap areas that they have already pitched isis out. i did ask about this article in "the daily beast" where it alluded to him perhaps funding a private army. i spoke to him earlier this month. >> that's simply not on the table. i wouldn't want to get engaged in doing any private armies but i'm going to do everything i can to help these people. i have a hard for them they deserve it and we've treated them shammily and it's about time we treated them rather. america should stand for liberty, freedom and support those people who are fighting for it.
why people aren't more upset about what isis is doing to them troubles me. our hearts should be broken nick by what breaks god's heart. this is a sad situation, and we stand by. we're in world war iii, nick so we have an opportunity to engage in it. it's been declared upon us by the global jihadi movement. if we don't engage in it then we can tell our grandchildren we watched the second holocaust roll by. >> freeh has already spend 50,000 in humanitarian aids for things like blanket. he has identified at least 2,000 christians in the region willing to fight isis. he wants to help them out. >> pretty strong words coming from him, nick. it's got to have caught the ear of the state department. are they saying anything? >> i did reach out to the state department asking them if they were going to comment about foster frieze's intention. we have also reached out to the department of justice, but he
said it's not about funding a private army but helping those boots on the ground that are already there. the kurds who are our friends and allies he sets. nick valencia thanks so much. now i want to turn to a man who has made his name commanding u.s. forces in iran. david petraeus was considered one of the americas's most lily regarded generals even considered a rising star in the race for the white house. it all came to a streeching halt when he was caught leaking classified information to his mistress then lying about it to officials. a public apology quickly followed. >> i know that i can never fully assuage the pain that i inflicted on those closest to me. i can, however, try to move forward, and as best possible to make amends to those i have hurt. >> i want to bring in author william doyle. he just wrote "a soldier's
dream." you better viewed petraeus for this book. you have a perspective u ectoso many. he has reached this plea agreement. the headlines recently it's been uncovered he's been an adviser to president obama, right now. >> i interviewed petraeus for the book several years ago, and i was struck by how powerfulfully he courted the press, including myself. he seemed to be a man on the mission to burnish his historical image. >> legacy? >> he was have good at that. some people in the military did not feel fondly toward him for that renal. he's one of the feel people who are credited with achieves success in the world of counter-insurgency and our recent wars but very interestingly, he said he gave the credit to junior officers the year before who kicked
things off in anbar province in the awakening, so i credit him for sblel yikt honesty. he faced a floim charge very serious charges, giving classified information. >> and he hasn't been sentenced yes. that comes next month. who knows, it will be up to the judge. i do want to read what the white house said about this josh earnest cease gen petraeus commanded a large number of military personnel in that country. he is i think, legitimately regard as an expert regarding the security situation in iraq so i think it makes sense for officials on occasion to consult him for advice. sill wonder if he will have access or has had access since this revelation to classified material? would he? >> i think hi's been completely walled off from all classified material for the past several years. i've dealt with classified
material as a journalist in my last book "neal s.e.a.l.s" their untold story, which is a history of the s.e.a.l.s. i had to deal with 9 pentagon and cia asking me not to publish the name of the s.e.a.l. team which took out any osama bin laden, which any 10-year-old with a smartphone can find out. there are layers of complexity and absurdity. right now there's people in jail for doing less than what petraeus did, you could argue. petraeus now has a plea deal for a misdemeanor, not a felony for a fairly small fine and possibly an arrangement for two years probation. so nothing is really happening. >> quickly before i let you go you said it's so important how he is remembered. looking at his life up until now, how will people remember him? >> a brilliant man good at promoting himself, a real contribution in iraq his legacy
is properly diminished by the role of other soldiers in building temporary -- and contributing -- and sacrificing toward iraq much but also a man who roses as high as you can go and through stupid human decisions, on his own account, fell farther than most ear people fall. maybe it's a good thing to see people have a second life as he's having now, but there are definite double standards and complexities. if i was one of the people in jail leaking classification in a noble cause, i would be awfully angry that more wasn't doen to make an example, perhaps, but maybe we should all have a chance for redemption. >> good to have you on the program. >> great to be here. pressure it. you know this name well by now. robert durst right now be the more notorious suspect in the country, but his last name is sin nonmum with also some else.
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has many people asking where his fortune came from? that's a good question. christina has been digging into the numbers. they're so famous. >> and now because of robert's arrest and the documentary, a lot of people knee this is a very powerful and rich new york family. what they don't realize is the inner workings of the family finances and the family's really fought to keep that secret. what they don't mind publicizing is just how many buildings in new york city they own. take a listen. >> one bryant park 4 times square one world trade center icon pieces of the new york skyline, all owned or managed by the durst organization. across the nation durst is now synonymous with an alleged murderers, but in new york city it evokes a multigenerational success story. >> real estate in new york is very much a family business.
the durst family are clearly at the top of the leadership of the industry and that means leadership of the city of new york city. >> joseph durst, an immigrant from eastern europe started the family business in 1915. over 100 years, the family joseph is h. son seymour, and his grandchildren, have changed new york's urban landscape. >> joseph build the first office building a third avenue that was built there. seymour durst wrote the book on how to assemble. and the next generation, douglas and jonathan revitalized times square. >> up until the mid '90s, time square was seedy, x-rated type strip clubs and bars. not a great place to be at night. really over the last 20 or so
years, developers like dirs with 4 times square have remained it for one of the most vibrant tourist spots that new york currently enjoying. >> reporter: today the durst organization owns or manages 13 million square feet of office space in man any and another 2 million square feet of luxury residences. in total, the family has built a fortune of $4.4 billion, according to "forbes." in doing so were very careful to dance themselves from robert durst, who has become the dynasty's pa rya. the multiple murder suspect has funded his defense through payout from his $43 million trust fund set up business his father seemo in may 1961. in 2006. r0b9 sued for full control of the money. the family settled and bought out his stake in the business for $65 million. despite breaking ties with his family robert has kept up the real estate game. he sold two buildings in
brooklyn in 2014 for a reported $21 million. probably enough to fund his legal fees for years to come. >> it's fascinating those are some of the most iconic building in this country, and until the piece, i didn't know they were connected to this family. >> it's quite amazing. what is also very tells, it was difficult to report this story out, because the family in that settlement had all of the terms of the agreement when they broke -- they officially broke ties with robert they the court seal those documents. now, someone leaked them to the documentary filmmaker, now the family is bringing action against the filmmaker. there's a bit of if you actually paid attention, there was a bit of a difference between the $42 million that robert durst was entitled to under his trust fund and the 65 million that were paid out. we don't know why the family
paid more money out. one theory floating around out there is that robert durst actually had some equity or interest in the family business and they just wanted to break all ties with him, and they figured $65 million, it's a dropping in the bucket to keep his mouth shut and we'll move forward. >> what will be fascinating to see is if it goes to trial, the murder charges if they'll unseal a lot of the documents previously sealed by the other court. >> that's the family's worst fear probably. >> you'll by on it. >> thank you. and starbucks trying to spark a national conversation about race launching the "race together" campaign a week ago. has it been effective? we'll talk about it. that's next. i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon comedian. and i'm arnold palmer, professional golfer. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®.
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for the past week you may have seen use barista write "race together" on your coffee cup. that part of the campaign will end tomorrow as planned, but the broader initiative by the coffee giant will continue. the whole point they say is for employees to talk about race with customers, with eve otherened a it was laud i by others and i spoke with howard shultz this week about why he did this. >> this is an issue i brought into the boardroom over the last few quarters and to the board's
credit they understood that this is an issue facing the country not only people of color, but the entire country, and perhaps we could have a positive effect but certainly there were people friends of mine and certainly people at starbucks who felt this is not an issue that we should engage in. i rejected that. i rejected that because if we all individually and collectively continue to be a bystander on something that is dividing the nation, where is this headed? >> brand expert martha peese joins me now. what's your take on whether or not starbucks is a better brand now a week avalanching this? it's clearly the most hot button topic that they have discussed. they have taken a position on gay marriage gun rights but this seemed to spark huge debate. >> i think they're probably slightly better off as a brand.
>> why? >> well, i think they really did -- he did a couple things right, in your discussion with him as well. one is he communicated that the company cares, and that the company really has a value system that's based on empathy and understanding. i think that's important. that puts starbucks into kind of a class with very few other companies. i think people will come away from this whole -- this whole event with the feeling that starbucks has a lot of empathy towards everyone volume and really toward america. i think probably the other thing that happened is this issue of race and what race means to americans, and the issues surrounding race is a very relevant conversation for americans to be having. i think it was important that a brand actually step into what they believe and elevate the issue and pus it out there for discussion. >> it's something that most ceos would even touch.
i spend time at starbucks across the city. some people loved it some people said this is not the right vinu this is not the place to have the conversation. what do you make of those people? some have even said this sort of you know diminishing it to think you could involve it. howard shultz said i'm not trying to solve it but i want people to talk about it. >> i think the venue is the issue. there's so many great assets that people can bring to help have a conversation for it this. the context for it was probably a misjudgment, putting it into the middle of their commerce into the middle of their store, inserting this conversation into the world of their customers. >> so what should they do as they take it forward? i know they're having more town hall meetings, what should be sort of the next step? >> first thing was listen to their customers. find out how they want to be
engaged in that conversation. i think context is the number two issue, it may be that you're separating this from starbucks, the starbucks race together foundation not unlike the bill and melinda gates organization that elevated world health it's a way to treat the issue and bring the assets of starbucks and the culture, but maybe in not an intrusive part of the commerce that a customer expects to have with starbucks. >> got it. >> i also think the town has are important. >> they did partner with "usa today" a big insert with fascinating graphics about race in this country says tg are tv a arer it was a risk and it sounds like you think it's a win overall, so martha thanks a lot.
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all right. long before we had ipods and smartphones, we had the faithful wacko walkman, the boom box, the polaroid. lori siegle looks back at the gadgets that paved the way for today's coolest products and could pave the way forward for the devices of tomorrow. >> people hold them like this on the street. >> is that a cass et -- you know i'm not going to do that. i don't even know how to use this anymore. is it making noises? ♪ we are more connected than ever these days. we listen to music, we check our
e-mails, take photos do just about everything on the device. we decided to take a trip down memory lane. first up, the boom box. i don't even now how to do it anymore. what was cool is it was almost like a statement, and it brought music to the street. even today something like the jambox is a throwback to the boom box. yes. so the boom box was this like social everyone listening to music, but it was hef y. and sometimes you just want to be alone with the music. that paved way also for the walkman. there we go. this completely changed the way we dealt with music. it showed people running around jumping. it seems laughable now but this was the first device that enabled you to do that. this paved the way for smartphones and streaming music online.
i didn't bop around. i didn't do that. before there was instagram, you can't take a photo on your phone to see it. there was the instant photo. boom. instead of taking a picture and having to go develop it, it was an instant gratification. you've got to do this wait and you could be around the table with your friends and you want a picture, you want it now, that's what polaroid did. it was very revolutionary at the time it definitely paved ways for the companies like instagram. we have our smartphones, and we have facebook and twitter and instagram, but before all of these technologies there's technology that inherently changed the way we interacted how we consumed music, how at the week photos. what we are seeing now is a bit of a reinvention of technology. there's actually a case for the iphone that enables you to print photos all different types of
blewtoos speakers. these are the devices that came before and these are the ones that kind of maybe you remember when things were a little more tang able. that would be a mark in the future. that was awesome. lori siegle thank you. coming up next we'll switch gears to a very important story. imagine a natural disaster so severe it could change the life of every man, woman and child in this country. that is what is facing california right now. a drought so terrible it could change life not just there, but for all of us. we'll discuss, next. i am totally blind. and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com.
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california needs a staggering 11 trillion gallons of water. governor jerry brown hopes a billion dollar relief package will help but he admits it's simply a band-aid. cnn meteorologist tom sater joins me now. >> more people need to know about this and it's really been poppy, the last couple of years, maybe two and a half to three. this is a picture of just one out of several lakes. reservoirs look like this too, just dwindling water, when you have high temperatures and no snowfall this is what happens. this is 2013. notice california 0% exceptional drought. let's go to september 2014. 58%. now we did have a little bit of help with some rainfall this is december 2014 but watch, we're still seeing it increase again back after 39.9. in fact if you look at california from january into
february into march should look like and compared to what we've received already that's just precipitation and the snow pack in the highest mountains is only at 12% if it should be and the drought's been continuing not just for california and it's been cold in the east and it's been warm in the west and this winter alone, 10,000 record lows in the east and over 15,000 record highs. so without the rainfall without the snow melt this is going to continue to be a problem. >> all right. thank you so much and when you look at those pictures they really speak for themselves painting a grim picture of a slate slipping very much into a dangerous situation. look at that. 2011 versus last year. california is the seventh largest economy in the world, not because of silicon valley or hollywood, but because of agriculture. virtually all of the almonds, artichokes pistachios and processed tomatoes grown in the u.s. comes from the state's central valley. senior water scientist at nasa's
jet propulsion laboratory and also professor of earth science at uc irvine. thank you for being here. you've written about this an op ed in the l.a. times, you call water the new oil. that's how important this situation, how dire is it in california right now? >> that's right. it is pretty bad. we over the last few years, have lost something like 12 million acre feed of water per year for the last three or four years, but that's more water than all 38 million californians use every year and that's a tremendous amount of water and a lot of it about two-thirds of it is from groundwater depletion and the groundwater is used to preserve agriculture and we are in a very difficult situation. >> so what can you do? because what the farmers are doing there because they have to to provide for their crops is they're drilling up all of this groundwater and up until very recently there was nothing to regulate how much they could take and it's harder to you
know it gets depleted at some point. i guess what i'm asking is what can be done to stem this? >> we did, california passed new legislation and thankfully the upside of the drought is that we're able to get this passed and that legislation, hopefully, will help slow the flow but one of the issues is it's going to take a few water legislations complicated and it's going to take a few decades for the new legislation to be implemented and so my personal -- my private fear is that we may run out of ground water in some places before the legislation has a chance to kick in. >> can you paint the picture for everyone watching of what that scenario would look like and how the average person would feel it? >> well i think the future of california is one that is not quite apocalyptic, but we'll
have some major changes. we'll still have agriculture, i think, but we'll be collecting different things and things that are more efficient and the message will have to evolve towards a more efficiency. maybe we'll be growing less food. maybe we'll be growing different crops. the bigger issue, i think, is that most of us in california will have to realize that we actually live in an arid or semi-arid environment and we'll have to keep much less water. >> thank you so much. you've done extensive work on this and we appreciate you coming on the program. good to have you. >> my pleasure. thanks a lot. >> the online threat that has been posted within the last 24 hours has led the pentagon to warn some service men and women they could be targets of isis. also coming up ted cruz saying loud and clear he's in for 2016. we'll discuss next.
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indian wells and myself included is the fifth grand slam. >> it's the second biggest stadium in the world after the u.s. open. >> there's just something about this laid back event. >> it seems obvious that the tournament is just one of the best of the world. >> the man in charge of overseeing the operation here is tournament director steve simon. for over a decade now he's watched indian wells and its audience grow. >> we had 430,000 people last year and this year we're looking at 450,000. >> that's as much as the french open. >> yeah. we're right there attendance wise. >> some of what's made us special is the experience that
people are having here. we're basically so close to the players you can hear them trash talking each others a little bit or the coach yelling at them and it's gotten to where it means something to the guys and girls to win it. they would like to have this title in their pocket. it's not the history and it's not the slam and it's the perception of importance which i think is good. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hi everyone. you're in the cnn "newsroom." i'm poppy harlow joining you from new york. u.s. is focused on yemen especially if it slides into civil war. one u.n. envoy says yemen is a rapid downward spiral and two things are happening at once. a rebel militia group is violently taking over cities including the capital. at the same time isis is claiming several deadly suicide
bombings in yemen were carried off by them. it is so unstable there that the elected president has fled to yet another city. all u.s. special forces have been evacuated and a descent into complete chaos looks very likely. jonathan gilliam joins me now, former u.s. navy s.e.a.l. and former fbi agent and thank you for being here to add perspective to this. >> good to be here. >> exactly what you don't want to happen in yemen say deterioration into civil war. what happens if yemen completely does slide into that? what does it mean for the region? >> one thing that actually worries me about this is if they do slide into civil war and it deteriorates further which we have to admit, yemen is just a hotbed of deterioration and it's been going downhill for a long time and my worry is we start putting more and more effort into yemen and that takes away from the overall war plan of fighting terror which includes syria, protecting iraq from falling any further and see this overall warplane can be affected
greatly by these different skirmishes that are happening? >> why are they mutually exclusive? >> well because -- why is yemen different than the other side? >> you're worried that more attention falls away from iraq and syria into yemen? >> because the way this is fred spreading right now with iraq as isis gets a foothold in these environments and right now we're seeing towns that collapse and fall into isis and my worry is that you'll start to see state governments fall and while this goes on in syria, iran is actually growing in power and it's my belief that iran and i think there's proof of this iran is actually funding, you know these different skirmishes all over the place. >> iran with a lot of power in iraq and even on the isis side you do see influence from iranian money getting into that region. >> the u.n. security council is still meeting right now. they've issued a long statement condemning what the rebels have done in terms of really deposing
the head of the government h there, but as richard ross said today those statements have no effect on the ground. can the u.n. do anything to effectively help the situation in yemen. >> it's too far gone. whenever special forces pulls out of somewhere you know that it's bad. i'm foreseeing that people are pulling out to allow this to collapse basically, because what are you going to do? the special forces in there can run certain operations but the u.n. are absolutely right. u.n.'s words have nothing to -- they're not going to stop anything in yemen right now. >> i do want to ask you about this headline today, disturbing a group called the islamic state hacking organization. >> right. >> posting online threats to behead and attack american service members. men and women of the armed services in this country. threats like this have come before and so we don't want to be alarmist in this but they've posted their names, photos
addresses and all of this publicly available information online. how much does this concern you? >> it concerns me on several different levels. the first level is the fact that this information is even able to be out there. i think our military needs to take a step back and start looking at first protection much greater, just like celebrities don't go they're very protective in what they put out there on the internet and it's the same thing with military members. their information getting out there is a bad thing for forced protection and a lot of this is coming because press has been embedded with them they've allowed stories and quotes from certain people and then you have facebook twitter. >> yeah. >> all of these other things. >> they're warning all of these service members to be very careful, double-check their password protection and online on their social media presence. >> right. >> good to have you on. thank you for being here and for your service to this country. >> thank you. >> we appreciate it. >> we'll switch gears and talk about the race for the white house in 2016 and it is ramping up texas republican senator ted cruz is set to announce that he
is officially going to make a bid for the white house in 2016. cnn has learned that he will launch his presidential bid tomorrow during a speech at liberty university in virginia. so will this give him a jump on what is sure to be a very crowded gop field? joining me now to talk about it from cambridge, massachusetts, former presidential adviser to four president and senior political analyst david gergen. thank you for being here. appreciate it. >> good to be here poppy. good to talk to you again. >> in the most recent poll we saw ted cruz with 4% of the support, what do you make of him jumping out to be the first official candidate as of tomorrow? >> well right now, of course it looks like the longest of long shots. the cnn poll has eight among jeb and bush and huckabee and carson and scott walker all in double digit, ted cruz at around 4.5%
for a cnn poll. he is seen as an extremist in even in his own party and john mccain has called him a whacko bird but i'll tell you this don't underestimate him. he's a smart fellow. i've met his wife recently heidi, who is with goldman sachs and runs the houston operation for southwest and he's been well educated princeton, harvard law school and he pulled a big surprise in texas when he first ran for the senate. nobody thought he would win that and he did and he's a tea party candidate so what he's playing for, he's not playing to come in at number one, but what he wants to be is the alternative to the establishment candidate whether it's a bush or a walker or something like that and he has a shot at that and so i wouldn't underestimate him and it's the longest of long shot but coming out of the gate first is also a smart move. he gets himself out there and gets the discussion by the time we get to the third or fourth announcement this will get pretty old hat and they'll say
another person is in the ring but if you go first you get more attention. >> we know it will be on a lot of headlines to come tomorrow morning. >> let me ask you this interesting editorial by the boston globe editorial board today urging elizabeth war tone jump in the race for president. she has said she has no intention to but i thought it was interesting the way they put it. democrats would be making a big mistake if they let hillary coast to a presidential nomination without real competition and we know elizabeth warren is on opposite sides to hillary clinton when it comes to the transpacific partnership and the potential big free trade deal and we also know that elizabeth warren is even more dogged in terms of her fight for consumer protections against wall street. >> well it's interesting, isn't it poppy? hillary clinton, despite the email controversy still has a commanding lead. a commanding lead among democrats and a big lead over any republican nominee, but what
we're seeing and it is a very significant aid torial and breaking with what one has assumed and you see a drumbeat starting up among democrats that would like to have some alternative that not only would it help to pull hillary clinton to the left if it's an elizabeth warren or someone of her vintage or belief system but it would also warm hillary clinton up and she'd be a better candidate and it would be healthy for the party to get these issues settled and it was striking to me that michaelen who writes the newsletter gets so much attention to the political world. he led today with the drumbeat that you see in various places like new hampshire's "blofton globe" urging someone else to get in the fight starting with elizabeth warren. >> want to ask you about john mccain, senator john mccain's comments out this morning and they released it on "state of the union." he talked about president obama and president netanyahu's relationship. he was fired up.
he said get over your tantrum, mr. president, and he said that in terms of saying the u.s. will reassess its relationship with israel he said that he obviously doesn't agree with it and it's not the right move and perhaps the president is delusional. >> i think delusional is out of bounds and is inappropriate to talk about president obama in those terms. in terms of getting over it and not treating it as a personal affront and recognizing the very real interest each country has and a continuing durable, sustainable relationship that's true for both parties, but netanyahu should stop insulting the president and the president should stop you know this rhetorical tirade against netanyahu. we've got much bigger fish to fry with these iranian negotiations coming down the homestretch now and so many other things happening and the turmoil in the middle east with isis. >> can i ask you when it comes to the word just your take on
reassess because of the historical background you had with a number of different presidents. it's not the first time that this has been used by the white house, right? or by an administration. when you look back at 1975 henry kissinger, we might reassess a relationship with israel under yitzhak rabin. later saying yes, it was political theater, but it was effective. will it be effective here? >> we've had rough spots in the relationship before. i do not remember a president saying he might support a resolution in the u.n. recognizing palestine as a second state and a number of presidents in both parties opposing what was american policy. i do think we have fundamental interest despite the difference in personalities and the poisonous, loathing quality on both sides. we have fundamental interests here and what a person has to do
and what president netanyahu has to do and bibi started all of this and they both need to recognize this and calm this down. >> david gergen thank you very much. good to have you on tonight. >> thanks poppy. coming up next we'll talk about hate groups whose messages are all over the place online. ahead, we'll look at the new state of hate in america. then see it for yourself. did pope francis perform a miracle? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this is getting a lot of attention because when you say something on twitter, usually your name is associated with it. on yikyak totally anonymous. >> it's being used on every single college campus in the united states and it's become a huge huge thing and there are these awesome light hearted conversations and important conversations, but there is also a dark side. take a look. >> these are yaks. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> if you have a funny thought or relevant piece of news that you want to share with your local community, that's why you use yik yak. >> they are the founders of yik yak. it's an app reportedly valued at $4 hufrn $400 million. the app, who was inspired by the song. it reads chatter within a 1.5 mile radius.
users vote down ones they don't. they first worked on the app when they were in college. >> we saw a promo on the campus where there was a select few twitter accounts which held the campus voice. we said, you know everybody should be able to have this power and we kind of democrat tiesed it gave it to everyone and allowed the whole campus to connect. >> fast forward a year later the app is exploding on college campuses across the country. >> basically every employ qaa us in america. >> vanderbilt university. someone, you know posted something about his brother is getting a full-body blood transfusion and poefrted on yik yak. 700 people showed up in the first hour to see if they were a match for this guy's brother. the down side? anonymity can lead to bullying or harassment. no user name no accountability. >> how do you guys try to help with the cyber bullying on it. >> we have a if thor on it for names and personal information and generally offensive things. >> early on made a set of rules
about no targeting people and the daring step to enforce them and enforce them strongly. we wanted good growth, not growth at all costs. >> yik yak had growing pains and one professor complained after discovering demeaning yaks during her lectures. other students discovered online harassment. university official sent a letter to the company seeking identities for the people enciting danger. >> for the people that are bullied or have been bullied, what is your responsibility? >> there are federal laws in place that prevent sharing a private user information so that we're limited in what we can do there, but in cases like imminent threat or harm or something like that we work with law enforcement to do what we can. >> and the thing is poppy, anonymity on the web is interesting, specially now that you have mobile in these devices and yik yak is one of many apps that allow you to do this. how do you monitor this community because that will not
disappear and that will tell us if it will succeed or if it will fail. >> it just seems like this is in its nascent stages and the law and regulation is trying to catch up with these companies and this is doing, you know it's really revolutionizing things and it's also causing a lot of harm and pain for people on the college campuses who have experienced a big article in the new york times about it racism. a lot of women being harassed as a result. what can you do if you're someone who is watching this and saying that happened to me. >> what they're trying to do is they're trying to put out filters for racist words and trying to tweet that and i hate to say this and if you say something about you and it doesn't fit into that there's nothing you can do and you can try to vote it down and contact the company, but that's something that's an ongoing conversation and unless there is a physical threat of harm against you and blatantly racist then you can flag it but there is this gray area that we're all
living in and trying to figure out. these guys are 24 years old and have a $400 million company that is just exploding. so they're on to something. >> you can tell that they want to help solve this. this wasn't their intention and they're now dealing with what happens when things can sort of get out of control. stay with me laurie into the conversation i want to bring in rabbi abraham cooper associate dean of the howard wiesenthal and thank you for joining us. you have been studying and have the results of the study you guys have done on what you call digital terrorism. what have you found? >> well i think it was interesting to hear the young men speaking because i think they they have at least publicly stated they recognize there is an issue when people can say things anonymously and are grappling with the issue in terms of potential hate speech. the real crisis right now is not so much in hate speech on campus although that's bad
enough but when you have some of the other companies that allow for encrypted conversations between individuals without any opportunity for law enforcement or intelligence to know how it goes. we've seen how you can go from twitter to a conversation with an isis soldier in syria and not be traced back. so as difficult and it was an important to report to talk about hate speech and the impact on our society. >> we have an even greater problem that you talked about earlier with military information and all kinds of things. our study and our report card this year basically concludes that isis, al shabab, al qaeda are running circles around us. they have an online marketing campaign in which they use everything we're prepared to give them in order to get young people in minnesota to come in
order to get young teenagers in uk to join them in syria and to even dictate to cnn and everyone else what stories we're going to talk about at the top of the hour we need the companies to be involved to begin to degrade that capability. >> so i want to bring laurie into that. he brings up this great point and that's the battle that we've seen play out between the major tech and social media companies in the u.s. government and how much access officials have. what do we know on that front? >> we know for a very long time after what happened with edward snowden there was this backlash where we want our privacy and now we've seen what's happened with isis over the last year or so where they're actively reaching out to people and they were actively spreading their message and twitter is an interesting company because they've taken a stand where they're actistly trying to take down these accounts and what's so terrifying poppy is all of the employees, names have been put out there and there are threats against employees and threats against jack d'orsy and
the founder is not involved in day to day activity and what's scarier is the dark web where you can't really monitor the conversation and i was looking at the dark web the other day and found a site devoted to people who want to give money to isis and you can't trace it and people have an easy way of donating and it's really terrifying. >> rabbi, to you. what you found in this new report is staggering and as laurie and i were just talking about, the laws. do you feel as though the laws have not caught up with where they need to be to actively fight this and deter people? >> well i think the laws will never catch up you were just talking about the heads of company morn 24 years old. what we need at this point are the collective genius who are giving us these fantastic tools to step up and voluntarily begin to create strategies for example, like facebook and making it difficult for the
evildoers to quickly get back on. >> it's true twitter has finally begun to take on tens of thousands of tweet, but they've made it too easy for the groups that back the terrorists to get right back online. they can do a lot more. facebook has teams on three continents looking at these issues every single day. they have the technological means to try to block it. we're urging twitter, youtube which has also begun to do a better job and you have to change your philosophy where you have to actually co opt and make sure that the terrorist groups can't get in even as we continue to struggle with the issue of hate speech at home and how much -- bottom line if the companies will get more involved the politicians will stay out. if they don't get more involved i think there will be demands for action when god forbid, you
will have tragedy strike out in campus or in the community. >> rabbi cooper laurie segal, thank you very much. we'll keep talking about it because chasing down extremists online is one thing, but what about infiltrating extremist groups this we'll have joining me next a former undercover fbi agent who exposed some of the biggest hate groups in the country. that's next. shopping online is as easy as it gets. ♪ wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers carpenters and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list, now it is. we've made hiring anyone from a handyman to a dog walker as simple as a few clicks. buy their services directly at angiealist.com. no more calling around. no more hassles. and you don't even have to be a member to start shopping today! angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. visit angieslist.com today.
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we've been talking about hate groups and physical face-to-face hate group membership has declined hate has found a new home online. a report out from the southern poverty law center says fewer people are joining groups like the kkk. in fact the number of hate groups is at the lowest level it's been in ten years and online is a completely different story. it has exploded. david glety knows exactly what i'm talking about. he went undercover for the fbi and he infiltrated neo-nazi groups and he wrote about it in his book "undercover nazy." thanks for being with me show. >> thank you very much. what an honor to be on with you today, poppy. >> let's talk about what you went through. you say you were cyber bullied after it came out that you had undercover infiltrated these groups. what was that like? >> absolutely. once i was exposed in the media
as an undercover operative after finishing my final assignment for the fbi for years, everyone that i had infiltrated during that time that did not go to jail or prison they were able to get online track me down and cyber bully me. these guys were relentless and women also. we're talking about anti-government militias the neo-nazis, skinhead groups and some klan members. i had youtube channels and several email addresses and i had to close those down and physically and online and these people were relentless and even giving me phone calls and the threats i received and i've been in the belly of the beast and i've seen what these people are capable of and they're not people to take lightly. >> we're looking at some of the video that they put out there of you sort of writing fbi informant on it et cetera but you're out here now and you're speaking to me and written this book. you made the choice not to completely change your identity
or disappear from your public life. how hard has that been though? >> i was not going to cower in the face of evil and criminals. once i was exposed it doesn't matter how long i was in the news after that so i wanted to stand strong and put forward an example that this does not have to happen to you. there are things you can do to avoid this and get on with your next life. so like i said -- >> what can you do? >> well first off, you need to -- i'm a little different because it's my job to go out there and tell people about this -- the evil face of these cyber bullies and these nasty groups but you can control your online presence and you don't need to update your status every couple of minutes and watch what you say and who you associate with. there are so many young children killing themselves because they've been cyber bullied because of something they put on the internet by mistake, not thinking there would be a backlash. always watch who you are
associated with and do some study. like yik yak and these other apps study on them and study how the bad cases that happen sometimes. parents, you know you need to watch your children. of course we like to think of all of our children as the smartest in the world and it comes with family first and they need to control the online presence because it starts at home. >> let me ask you quickly before i let you go sir. do you think the laws are tough enough on prosecuting online bullying? >> no i do not believe they're strong enough. curt schilling, his daughter the famous baseball player his daughter was bull ed online because she joined a softball team and made it and they went after her relentlessly because of her father and her father took proactive steps and tracked the scumbags down and some of them lost their jobs and that's what we need to do with these people. don't cower and stand up to them and look them straight in the eye because you have the power to do that.
it's your life take charge and control your online presence and be aware that there are criminals and these extremist groups that will use that against you and cyber bully you at school bully you at the workplace and it's a very serious problem that we need to adjust and take hold of right now before we lose one more child to one of these cyber bully suicides. >> david gletty thanks so much for talking to us about such an important issue. >> thank you very much. coming up next he's the jailed millionaire murder suspect. what is next for robert durst? he goes before a judge tomorrow? will he get bail? our legal analyst discussed that and how his medical problems might figure into all of it. that's n.
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friend. the 71-year-old real estate mogul is said to be in frail health as he sits in a new orleans prison awaiting extradition to los angeles. his head will be shaved because of a medical procedure to treat a brain condition. let's discuss what is next in this case that is getting so much attention. let's bring in darren cav new yorky and also here in new york hln legal analyst joey jackson. thank you for being here. >> thank you, poppy. >> this is a multi-multimillionaire this is someone who the authorities have said to look into potential cold case connection with is this someone who is going to be granted bail? >> i think the chances are slim and none and slim as they like to say in texas has left town even though in los angeles the crime of murder does allow somebody to be bailable. it's a $1 million scheduled
bail but that goes out the window when you are charged with murder with special circumstances. that's a crime that is not bailable and so even though he's got this pending case in new orleans now with the drugs and being a felon in possession of a firearm which, by the way, is subject to attack apparently because according to his lawyers he doesn't have any of the predicate felonies in louisiana. when all of that smoke is cleared away ultimately he's facing the special circumstances murder case out in los angeles, not a bailable offense. he's going to be fighting that from behind bars. >> his attorney also joey has said look they're trying to pin anything on him and they're desperate opening up these cold cases and saying he has this medical condition. >> right. >> i just wonder if that's going to play in at all, if they'll say he can be at home or in a hospital rather than held in jail if they don't grant bail. >> it could play out and let's take it from here. what happens is of course the
attorneys are saying look they're trying to pin everything on him under the sun and law enforcement does have an obligation to go back into the cold cases and examine them and see if there is any connection. if there is a connection he should be held accountable if it's in, but with regard to the medical condition, it depends on what the ultimate offense is. his medical condition is not an issue. in the event, however, you look at the actual confession so-called confession okay and it was me i killed them all, of course. >> caught on tape in that hbo documentary. >> you can say certainly that that had something to do with his mental state and mental condition and a normal person wouldn't have said something under those circumstances. >> i do want to talk about that piece of evidence. i don't know if we have it but if we do, we can roll it for the viewers. in this hbo documentary "the jinx," he's miked and he goes into the bathroom and they're still recording and he says okay. i killed them all. let's listen. >> maybe this is the bathroom. >> you're right. this is the bathroom.
>> there it is. you're caught. >> all right. we couldn't play that correct sound there, but he then goes on to say. okay i killed them all. the question darren becomes is something like that admissible in court? >> it likely is. generally speaking poppy, any words or acts of a party to the case the defendant, in this case are admissible as known as a party admission. i think there's a lot to be said though about the defense being able to sidestep what is being characterized as a confession. in this clip you see that he's muttering to himself in the bathroom there. it's hardly the same as saying that statement in response to an
accusation. tell us the truth, durst, i did it is far more powerful than an elderly gentleman with medical problems muttering to himself in the privacy of the restroom. i think there is far more compelling evidence that pins durst to the crime. >> quickly, joey. >> here's the point. darren and i disagree about this a little bit and the defense attorneys will move to preclude that. it has to be police conduct, but listen to this poppy. they're going to argue, the attorney that the hbo special and the police was so in cooperation that they were acting as police agents. agents of the state. he had a reasonable expectation in that bathroom and as a result it doesn't come in and even if it does come in of course this will prove nothing and says nothing and these are the murmurings and stammerings of a person who could potentially have some mental or medical defect. >> it will be fascinating to watch and we'll see if he gets out on bail or not. good to have you both on. >> back in a moment.
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faith, fact forgery. >> so what's your take? >> well first off, only god performs miracle, so this warrant a miracle that pope francis performed, but perhaps is intercession in the prayers of the faithful there. this is the blood of san gennaro, the patron saint of the city of naples and died in the year 300 and was in persecution. they had this vial of blood of his and they bring it out on feast days and most times, this dried blood liquefies and nobody has ever explained it and a lot of skeptics out there, but other popes have visited and held it up and it's never liquefied. >> never. so what mojo did francis have here? francis is great, and the actual -- the blood only half liquefied and francis said in his way, well we've got a lot of work to do. >> the little joke there. >> does the church at all, the catholic church at all eventually weigh in on something like this? >> the catholic church has been pretty careful on this. they believe this is something
worthy of a ven raising and they haven't weighed in on whether this is technically a miracle because nobody's gotten in there. if they open that vial they believe it will all dry up permanently or whatever and they've not allowed any hands-on testing to see if this is actual ancient blood or if it's a miracle. >> it is fascinating to talk about. >> amazing stuff. >> stand by with me because we'll talk next about a fascinating -- a fascinating new part of our series "finding jesus jesus" that is a religious mystery. could bones inside an ancient box tell us more than what we ever knew about the family of jesus? that's next.
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tonight on cnn's original series "finding jesus" could a 2,000-year-old box prove jesus had a brother? here's a preview. >> it's claimed that this box measuring 10 inches by 20 is no less than the burial casket of james the brother of jesus christ. >> it also is so important not just because it says it's the brother of jesus, but you have to understand that there's no physical evidence of the
existence of jesus of nazareth dating from the time of jesus. there is nothing except the gospels which were written down decades later. ♪ >> this would be the first physical evidence that jesus of nazareth existed. >> this is such a landmark. i mean this is the only material evidence nonliterary we have for the family of jesus. ♪ ♪ >> i think most people would be extremely surprised to learn that jesus had siblings. even though james is called the brother of jesus in the new testament, most christians grow up thinking that mary was a virgin and that he didn't have any siblings. most people would be astonished. >> joining me now are two of the people you saw some of the clip david gibson and candida moss a professor of the new testament and early christianity of notre dame. >> thank you for being here.
i've been watching week by week and it is a fascinating series and this is one of the most interesting because it tackles a controversial question and that is did jesus have a brother by the name of james? how significant is the finding and exploration of this box of bones? >> we can start with the question is does he have siblings? >> the answer to that is yes. it's in the new testament and it's in the gospels and james is called the brother of jesus in the act of the apostles and so jesus does have siblings. the controversial question is are these full siblings or are they step-siblings from joseph's earlier marriage or something? >> because many catholics believe that mary remained a virgin. >> that's right. the catholics who are deeply invested in the perpetual virginity of mary this is very controversial and it's one of the reasons that people know james as james and not his biblical title which is james, the brother of jesus.
david, how significant is the ostuary, a fancy word of a box holding bones that is 2,000 years old in determining this? it's critical because for a couple of reasons. one is there is no physical evidence of jesus existed from the time that he lived. the gospels were written down based on oral tradition based on the crucifixion so to have something like this come out which is more or less con temporary with jesus and it has james, son of joseph brother of jesus written on it etched on it. that's big, it's like the closest thing to have that's a birth certificate. >> part of what people will see tonights tonight is a controversy and forgery trial over whether this is indeed authentic. >> over the past decade that has been playing out over whether
this inscription on the top of the bone box and this oscuary and some people think that the brother of jesus was added later in recent years by a forger. >> what i think is interesting is it gets into the family relationship and strain with jesus and his family when he leaves to go spread his word. i don't think a lot of people knew about that. when jesus' family he actually dismisses them. he and the relatives and then when he goes home he rejected by people of his hometown and his family members and i think a lot of people don't know that. if my sibling came to me and said i'm the son of god and there seems to be a lot of tension there and people who have full conversations with relatives at thanksgiving should
feel good about things because i'm not sure jesus -- >> that's what i'm saying at the dinner table next holiday. david, for you, writing this putting this together researching this what was the hardest part? the biggest sticking point? >> well the biggest sticking point is the science, really figuring out what is going on. i mean it gets so detailed and it's like a "csi" episode, and you go in trying to figure out was this a recent forgery or a forgery way back when when it would have benefited the early church but i think the most rewarding thing is the recovery of this lost man of the gospels which is james, the brother of jesus, who went on to become the leader of the jerusalem church because he was recognized as the brother of jesus. what kind of brother? that's the big question as well. >> what about for you? what stood out the most for you in this exploration? >> i agree with david. i think what's really exciting about this particular episode is you're retrieving the voice of james which is very important in
the earliest stage of the church and because paul receded from you and reclaiming his voice and looking at his importance in the early church i think that's going to be new and exciting for people. >> it's a fascinating episode tonight. good to have you on. it is tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. that new episode of "finding jesus," catch up with other episodes with joet"john the baptist." i'm poppy harlow. have a great week. litary families are thankful for many things. the legacy of usaa auto insurance could be one of them. our world-class service earned usaa the top spot in a study of the most recommended large companies in america. if you're current or former military or their family, see if you're eligible to get an auto insurance quote.
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john the baptist. >> the judgment is coming! >> the fearless prophet who hailed the coming of a new messiah. >> he believes that some reckoning is imminent. >> the preacher who baptizes jesus setting him on his mission toward god. it's at that moment that something profound changes in jesus. now science joins the quest to connect past and present, testing john the baptist's relics to discover a link to the man the bible says was john's cousin.