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bully. we didn't do it effectively enough. i think that's joe biden being joe biden. it also plays into if he's running, that's the contrast a lot of democrats want. >> what people are still wondering. chris cillizza, oliver darcy, thank you very much. let's continue on. all right. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. on top of this hour, president trump is confronting not just one but four challenges to his control over information. the first, this major leak, a source says president trump is furious that word got out he either missed or simply disregarded warnings from his national security advisers that specifically said in all caps on this note card that he was handed, do not congratulate vladimir putin on his re-election win. the president did just that. leak of such confidential detail a move to embarrass president
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trump coming from the highest levels and as he tries to learn the source of the leak, president trump is getting hit with three lawsuits that could open up more private details in a very public way, all from women in his past. we'll get to that in a moment. first to the white house, kaitlyn collins. kaitlyn? >> reporter: we have heard from the president. oval office yesterday that he did, in fact, congratulate vladimir putin on that recent election victory. he wrote on twitter and said i called president putin of russia to congratulate him on his election victory. he noted in the past that president obama also called him as well. getting along with russia. that kind of mirrors the defense that press secretary sarah sanders used at the press
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briefing that the president did call having a relationship with russia or having dialogue with russia but senator john mccain did specifically criticize the president for congratulating a dictator on a sham victory. in all capital letters do not con fwrat late vladimir putin. it's not just the media that's criticizing the president for this, his own national security advisers who warned him not to do so as well and someone familiar with those materials leaked them to the press. it was later reported by the washington post he was advised not to do so and obviously did it anyways, brooke. it's not too surprising. it's unclear if the president even read those directions from his national security advisers. as we reported these last 14
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months he has been in office he often follows his own path when it comes to these calls with foreign leaders. brooke? >> republicans are blasting him, including another veteran republican senator, blasting the call to putn. here is senator chuck grassley. >> i think putin is a criminal. what he did in georgia, what he did in ukraine, what he has done in the baltics, what he has done in london, poisoning people with nerve gas. that's a criminal activity. i wouldn't have a conversation with a criminal. >> with me now, cnn political commentator andre bauer, and cnn political commentator peter beinhart and chris cillizza sticking around. andre, beginning with you, i do want to get to the fact that i
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think it does cause -- should cause everyone pause that this leak happened. but before we even peel back that layer, the fact that the president is doubling down, yes, i congratulated putin for his election victory. fake news media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. getting along with russia is a good thing. how do you defend that? >> number one, he's clarifying his position. look, i sat down with one of the worst leaders there's ever been in fidel castro at his home. i didn't start the conversation out by telling him how bad he was. it later escalated to a very heated conversation. but i didn't walk into his home and immediately tell him how bad he was. donald trump started a conversation. now reaffirming through twitter i made a congratulatory call. we are world leaders and will find common ground. just like he may sit down with kim jong, there are times you can find common ground but don't immediately pick up the phone
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and say you're the worst person that's ever been elected office or rigged an election and, therefore, let's start working together now. >> so, i think that donald trump, as president, has a right to pursue the relationship, broadly speaking, with russia, whether it's a new or old one, that he wants to. one thing i take issue with in the tweet, in particular, the news media wanted him to excoriate putin. as far as i know the news media was not involved in the construction of donald trump's briefing papers that urged him to make mention of the poisoning of an ex-russian spy on british soil, which theresa may has laid at the feet of russia and to say do not congratulate him. that was not the media involved in that, regarding putin. again, trump can chart his own course. it's disingenuous to say that the news media was in any way, shape or form, involved in
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advising him to do or not do these things. he can ignore his advisers but that wasn't us. >> he is purposely conflating two different things. when donald trump says united states has to cooperate with russia on some things, he's right. in afghanistan, for instance. if there's ever going to be a peace process in afghanistan, russia has influence with the taliban. russia has influence in syria. we'll never have a peace deal in syria that's going to end that horrible war unless russia is at the table. trump is right about that. what he's deflecting is why he has not come up with a strategy to protect the united states from this form of hacking. and those are two completely separate issues. the fundamental deficiency is why he hasn't brought all the stakeholders together and say what are we going to do to make sure we never have an election interference like this again? >> hang on a second. i think there's a new tweet. is that what you were saying in my ear? here we go. they can help solve problems
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with north korea, syria, ukraine, isis, iran and even the coming arms race. bush tried to get along but didn't have the smarts, quotes. obama and clinton tried but didn't have the energy or chemistry. remember reset. peace through strength. energy, chemistry and smarts. >> some of that is just donald trump being donald trump. honestly. i think -- i don't want to say you discount it. there is going to be a brag bragadocious element that exists and putting down of other people. the important part of that tweet is what people are talking about. no one disagrees that we will need russia in some of these situations. the issue, though, is what relationship do we have with them, particularly given all the context of donald trump being the last person or among the last people willing to say, yes, russia hacked this election, attempted to meddle, interfere
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and yes, according to the intelligence community, are doing so again. it's context matter. >> it's members of his own party. >> he has been fighting them since he got elected. some people in his own party -- look, donald trump is his own party. is he an independent thinker. he ran against 16 other republicans and from the beginning he bashed them, too. agent of change. he's not going to go up there and play nicety with republicans to just get along. >> do you not care that vladimir putin is attacking the u.s.? >> i do. the president hasn't justify not played nice. i think it's a little unfair to the president to say all he has done is play nice with him. actions have spoken louder than his own words. i think any time you're a leader, trying to start a conversation, you start out with pleasantries. now the conversation changes after you get into the details. but when he just won re-election, rigged or not --
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most of us feel it is -- you still don't start out the conversation by telling him how bad his family is, or how bad he is. >> here is the question i have. donald trump has been markedly soft, a nice way of putting it, in his commentary on russia's interference with the election. the intelligence agency has been much, much stronger with what russia has been doing. presumably donald trump doesn't want to insult vladimir putin. >> he insulted him with action. >> what has he gotten from all of this? what have we gotten from russia? maybe there could be a strategy not to ruffle -- if you were going to get tangible benefits. with so much of his foreign policy when you look at what this great deal maker has brought back, you basically see nada. what are the concessions that russia has made to the united states? >> they would argue it's a long game sbl right. >> you can always argue that. if i send a dumb tweet. you're not playing the long
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game. you could always defend yourself by the long game strategy. the truth is, we don't know. in the near term -- it's important to remember, although it may seem there's so much news every day. we're talking about 14 months of a presidency, right? >> right. >> in that timeframe, there has been a lot, in my opinion, when you look at how he has approached russia. softness. he has been less willing that some other foreign leaders, many in his own party, to condemn russia, identify them as a foreign bad actor. is that because there's a payoff coming on the back end? i mean, obviously, we don't know that. maybe that's the grand plan. my sense of trump is we write the idea of a grand plan. i think he just does stuff. if it works out, great. but i'm not sure that what he tweeted on the first day of the presidency relates to -- >> yeah, yeah. what about just pointing out in the tweet he mentions obama. we know sarah sanders,
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rightfully so, by the way, pointed out how obama did have this phone call with putin. it was 2012. he was criticized for congratulating him as well. in the tweet he said obama called him also and mentions his predecessors, clinton and bush. i'm wondering, why can't he move past those who preceded him and just be -- >> i think he's trying to remind everybody, he is not the only one who tried to reach out. remember obama, hey, as soon as i get done with this election, we're going to be able to work together more, too, they got caught on tape. leaders have different ways of approaching other leaders and everybody tries their own little schtick at trying to make a connection where they can accomplish unilateral goals. >> i think this is important because of what happened in britain, too. we know that the europeans is in disarray because of the political success of pro-putin parties in eastern europe and now to some degree in italy. britain is in a weak position.
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they've tried to respond strongly with this. when they don't get backing from the president, that puts them in a weak position. that's why it was particularly disturbing that trump was not going to make a strong statement about that. >> we're going to leave it. guys, thank you. thanks for rolling with the tweets this afternoon. thank you very much. coming up next here, the family of the austin bomber is speaking out for the very first time. police are releasing these new details, kind of explosives he used, where the investigations go from here and photos of him in, they think, a wig and gloves. also stormy daniels warns she's not going anywhere, according to her on her twitter page, as two other women join her in lawsuits against the president. we'll break down the merits of her case. later we're live in parkland, florida, where the school shooter's brother is now in legal trouble and hundreds of students at the high school are staying home amid new threats. n, your brain naturally begins to change which may cause trouble with recall.
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we're back. i'm brooke walled bin. you're watching cnn. the three women on your screen, porn star, apprentice contestant and playboy playmate. stormy daniels' polygraph proves that she was telling the truth about her affair with donald trump. she took to twitter saying she is not going anywhere. a second woman is trying to get out of her nondisclosure agreement and a third woman has just been given the green light to sue the president for defamation. the next best thing to having stormy daniels herself confront donald trump's lawyer, michael cohen, and the results were explosive. >> does any attorney ever pay $130,000 out of their own
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pocket? >> we keep labeling it as hush money. it's pursuant to a nondisclosure agreement. they are entered into every single day in america. they're entered into by politician. >> it's money to remain silent. >> it's money to not disclose the substance of the case. and so $130,000 was paid pursuant to a contract. to answer your question, is that normal course of business for an attorney to pay it? no. but there's nothing illegal about it. and given the context of this relationship, there certainly is nothing unethical about it. remember, michael cohen was representing ec, llc. it was ec, llc that entered into this contract. donald trump was a third party beneficiary. >> does that make sense to you? >> it doesn't. donald trump was not a third party beneficiary under the law of california. he was a signatory to the agreement. if donald trump was never going to be a party to the agreement and if he didn't want to bother donald trump with the agreement
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and if donald trump was too busy campaigning for president to know anything about the agreement and mr. cohen was going to do this on his own and wasn't going to bother mr. trump, then why take the effort to draft the agreement to make donald trump a signatory to the agreement? >> that's painting a fictional picture of the whole scenario. there's an or there. it could be ec, llc -- >> why have a line for donald trump? >> they left it open for either/or. >> what about -- >> ec, llc, entered into the contract. >> no. he's saying if donald trump had nothing to do with this, why have a line -- >> he has everything to do with it. he was a third party beneficiary. you're just not acknowledging that fact. when this case is all said and done, she's going to be liable for $20 million. millions of dollars. >> i know it's a million dollars per breach. >> who knows how many millions of dollars. >> i was trying to figure out where does that 20 figure come from? >> i've been going by what they've been saying. they're easily 20 different
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violations when it's the threat, it's the threat of disclosure of the material. michael cohen is going to collect every single penny of that money. make no mistake. he is going to collect everything. >> if michael cohen is such a stand-up guy, where is he? no, no. where is this guy? >> you're going to go down in flames on this case. there's no question about it. >> i love it when my opponent says that. >> two grown men fighting it out on tv. that was quite a moment. it went on for a while. host of hln's "crime and justice," ashleigh banfield and criminal state attorney, sarah. ladies, we talked about how avenatti and team stormy has been taking a page out of the trump playbook. is that what we watched last
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night, aggressive, talk over one another, throw in some insults and you win? >> that was good television in addition to the facts of the case. i have to say avenatti is correct in that there is a signature line for donald trump. he is named as a party at the beginning of the agreement. by the way, in california, most courts treat the and/or in the contest of the contract as in the conjunctive. the "or" would be ignored and it's an "and." stipulations are in that agreement that are totally within the control of donald trump, such as david dennisson, aka, donald trump, gets to pick the governing law, 8.2 or 8.6, somewhere in there. beneficiary doesn't have that type of stipulation in a contract, nor does he or she have a signatory line. i do agree with avenatti. this will be interesting how it plays out in terms of whether it's enforceable or not. >> can we just back up for a
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second, ashleigh banfield? >> so technical, right? >> we have this whole mueller investigation swirling over here. now you have not one, not two, but three women, three separate allegations, three separate court cases all facing donald trump. how extraordinary is that? >> so far. this could be giving people a lot of, you know, pause to think it's time for me to go after my nda as well. you might see this happen again. as michael schwartz said this is par for the course. everybody has ndas. perhaps that's how president trump did business on a regular basis. maybe there are other women. we've seen the other allegations, right, from all the other women prior to the campaign. can i mention as well, prior to the campaign, donald trump said he was going to sue every single one of those women that made those allegations. not one. not one lawsuit coming from him. plenty coming from the other side. that's also sort of notable. but you make a really good point. there's a mueller investigation that everybody thinks is deathly
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serious and then there's these sexy stories that are hilarious. like sara said they make for great tv. i actually think they're more serious. >> why? >> it's the martha stewart theory. often times the trouble comes from not being truthful as opposed to the act itself. i tend to think it's so easy to lie about sex, right? haven't we heard that with a president before? and we are talking about, once again, the difference between a two-letter word. the difference between "or" and used to be the difference between "is." i think this is more serious. >> on ashleigh's point, sara, what you're referencing is if and when the president is deposed and is asked questions about sex, et cetera, and he lies, that would then get him in trouble, perjure himself? >> absolutely. as salacious as these stories are, i agree with ashleigh, more
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will come forward, it's about the president's cover-up prior to him becoming president. he has opened the door to exposure for defamation, as we know from zervos' case. her sexual assault case was long dead because of the statute of limitations. because he called it fake news and because he called his accuser a liar, he is now dragged into court for defamation. he's just digging a deeper hole for himself. the biggest message here is that the president can sue and be sued. like ashleigh said, he's not suing anyone. he just keeps getting sued. >> how about stormy daniels and her twitter page? i spent time on her twitter page last night. >> it's fun. >> now like part of the job. >> consulting. >> i was reading and reading. i came across this tweet that's been retweeted like 30,000 times. she's got a voice and is using. technically i didn't sleep with the president 12 years ago. there was no sleeping, hehe, and
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he was just a goofy reality tv star. but i dig rechlt ss. people do care that he lied about it, had me bullied, broke laws to cover it up, et cetera. and ps, i am not going anywhere. if you're advising her, just as a lawyer, i'm assuming she's not checking with her lawyer every time she's tweeting. >> i am not so sure about that. they may be working in concert. >> really? >> yeah. >> really? >> there's crazy and then there's crazy like a fox. i think michael avenatti is drip, drip, dripping himself into and under the skin of president trump. if you think about paula jones' suit and the allegations that were lobbied his way and the reaction, it was silent. he had a way of being able to compartmentalize all of that. and because of that, the media wasn't as explosive on his end about the words he said every step of the way. donald trump, on the other hand, has been known to speak off the cuff, to go against what advisers tell him. we had that story, i don't know, ten minutes ago. it's possible that avenatti is
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just trying to poke the lion to roar. then when he roars he may say things that are not in his best interest. >> sara, quickly, last word. i'm hearing you nodding. yes you agree? >> absolutely i agree, avenatti is playing trump's game very well and he has so far. one of the things that came out yesterday with the photograph, the polygraph and her polygraph results, why? polygraph tests are not admissible in a trial. i think the idea is that he's setting the stage for the interview with anderson cooper this sunday is, look, the american people, the world needs to know that my client is going to tell the truth. so, listen to her, because it is the truth. >> he says he has video of it, too. >> whoo! >> photos. not sure i want to see them. >> i wish i looked that good taking a poly. >> sara and ashleigh, we'll save that conversation for commercial break. do not miss anderson cooper's
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interview with karen mcdougal, the playmate who said she had a consensual affair with donald trump years ago. the white house said it never happened. watch for that tomorrow night 8:00 here on cnn. we are waiting, moving along, waiting any moment now for this news conference on those bombings in austin, as the family of that austin bomber who, by the way, now is dead, is speaking out for the very first time. stay here. time to bask... in low prices!
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we don't know where the suspect has spent his last 24 hours and therefore we need to remain vigilant to ensure no other packages or devices have been left through the community. >> investigators say condit built the bombs in all six incidents and law enforcement tells cnn all the explosives were pipe bombs made with batteries, smokeless powder and materials easily available at a hardware store. what's not clear is if he acted alone. police are questioning his roommates. these are fedex surveillance store images obtained by our affiliate. police believe they show the moment when condit dropped off two packages this sunday evening. this video was the final piece
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to tie him to the attacks. his family just issued a statement that reads, in part, as follows. right now our prayers are for those families that have lost loved ones, those impacted in any way and for the soul of our mark. we are grieving and in shock. please respect our privacy as we deal with this terrible, terrible knowledge and try to support each other through this terrible time. i am joined now by a former atf special agent in charge, sam ravotti. perfect time we have you. pipe bombs with batteries, smokeless powder, constructed by materials that could be found at your average hardware and sporting goods store. what does that tell you? >> unfortunately, i have been involved in a number of these types of bombing investigations in the past, it's kind of the sad truth that in many instances these are, whether it's the chemical components that are
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used or hardware components, like actual pipe fittings and other types of materials are readily available to be purchased from a hardware store and, in addition, the knowledge that you need to construct these devices are readily available on the internet. >> what about the other detail we have from this law enforcement source tells us that some of these devices had distinctive shrapnel inside, some had mouse trap switches and others had clothespin switches that made them identifiable even after the blast. how can that help authorities figure out whether or not there are others out there? >> well, there are going to be a number of things that they'll be doing post what occurred earlier this morning with the individual's death. there will be a number of records that they're going to be pouring through and looking at his computers, hopefully that's something that they're able to
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recover, looking at the cell phone, the vehicle itself, where it may have been. they're going to try to piece together the last 24 to 36 hours to see -- track his whereabouts and where he may have been. unfortunately, they have to go on the theory that there may possibly be other potential packages out there. they've got to try to lielimina that as quickly as possible. >> what do you make, sam, of just the fact that he appeared to have changed -- he changed up his tactics when you look at these five or six different devices. one was a tripwire. others separately went off on people's porches. fedex facility. maybe that was on accident. do you read anything into that? >> yeah. you know, i've been thinking a lot about that over the last couple of days. you know, it could be a situation of him basically trying to cover his tracks, trying to construct a device that's a little different, each of the devices. obviously, investigators were
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able to piece together similarities with the devices. or it could also be just experimentation. you know, just trying to construct a device that was a little different than the previous one. i believe, from what i understand each of those devices was a little bit different. the main thing being the pipe bombs are in there but more how the device was activated. >> we know they're investigating, of course, people in the community want the answer to the question why, they want a motive. sam rabadi, thank you for your insight on that. >> sure. coming up next, eight additional state troopers will report to duty at stoneman douglas tomorrow as threats of violence still plague the school. in parkland where hundreds of students stayed home today out of fear. hi i'm joan lunden.
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million facebook users whose profiles have been stolen, basically harvested, news outlets keep reporting, to be used with cambridge analytica, not known to these 50 million users. where is mark zuckerberg, the head of facebook, on all of this? he has posted something to facebook. let me warn you, it's long. from mark zuckerberg from california. i want to share an update, including the steps we've already taken and next steps to address this important issue. we have a responsibility to protect your data and if we can't, then we don't deserve to serve you. i have been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again. the good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today, we have already taken years ago. but we also made mistakes. there's more to do and we need to step up and do it. here is a timeline of the events. in 2007 we launched the facebook platform with the vision that
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more apps should be social. your calendar should be able to show your friend's birthdays, your maps should show where your friends live and your address book should show their pictures. we enabled people to log into apps, share who their friends were and some information about them. in 2013, a cambridge analytica -- rather cambridge university researcher aleksandr kogan created a personality quiz app. it was install bid 300,000 people who shared their data as well as some of their friends' data. given the way our platform worked at the time this meant kogan was able to access tens of millions of their friends' data. in 2014 to prevent abusive apps we announced that we were changing the entire platform to dramatically limit the data apps could access. most importantly apps like kogan's could no longer ask for data about a person's friends unless their friends had also
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authorized the app. we also required developers to get approval from us before they could request any sensitive data from people. these actions would prevent any app like kogan's from being able to access so much data today. in 2015 we learned that the journalists at the guardian that kogan had shared data from his app with cambridge analytica it is against our policies for developers it to share data with people's consent so we immediately banned kogan's app from our platform and demanded that kogan and cambridge analytica formally certificate that they had deleted all improperly acquired datea. they provided these certifications. last week we learned from the guarda the new york times and channel 4 that cambridge analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified. we immediately banned them fromuation any of our services. they claim they have deleted the data and has agreed to a forensic audit by a firm we
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hired to confirm this. we're also working with regulators to investigate what happened. this was a breach of trust between kogan, cambridge analytica and facebook. but it was also a breach of trust between facebook and people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it. we need to fix that. in this case we already took most important step a few years ago in 2014 to prevent bad actors from access people's information in this way. but there's more we need to do. i'll outline those steps here. first we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed to platform dramatically reduce data access in 2013, and we will conduct a full audit of any app that suspicious activity. we will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit. if we find developers that misused personally identifiable information we will ban them and tell everyone asked by those apps. that includes people whose data kogan miss used here as well. second, we will restrict
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developers' data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse. for example, we will remove developers' access to your data if you haven't used their app in three months. we will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in, to only your name, profile photo and e-mail address. we'll require the developers to not only get approval but also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data and we'll have more changes in share in the next few days. third we want to make sure you understand which apps you've allowed to access your data. in the next month we will show everyone a tool at the top of your news feed with the apps that you've used and an easy way to revoke those apps' permissions to your datea. we already have a tool to do this in your privacy settings and now we'll put this tool at the top of your news feed to make sure everyone sees it. it sounds like, brian stelter, he is acknowledging when he goes back to the cambridge analytica piece, and he thought he had the
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certifications from cambridge analytica, that the data retrieved by these personality quizes had been zapped, deleted. >> right. >> it wasn't. >> he's putting a lot of the blame on this shadowy consulting firm and their wrongdoing. however, this entire scandal has brought up the issue of facebook not knowing what happens with our data that it has when it's spread out to these other companies. what we see zuckerberg doing here is saying we'll tighten up those controls, make sure when you're across other websites using your facebook identity we're not going to give as much away. this is the first step he's taking, a long statement you're reading from zuckerberg after four or five days of silence, trying to come out and reassure users you can trust facebook. i would call this a first, not a second or third step. there is more to come here. our colleague laurie segall is about to sit down with zuckerberg in enlo park, a big interview on "ac 360."
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we've not heard from zuckerberg in a while about any topic. it's rare to see him on television. i think it shows how seriously he's taking this, that he wants to sit down and talk more about it. this does leave a lot of questions still unanswered. >> dillon, what do you think? >> just the sheer length of that statement alone, and all the different steps that zuckerberg had to outline in terms of what they're going to do to try to protect user data highlights something, which i think is really important and is the key issue with this entire scandal. user data and the exploitation of user data selling that to third parties who can then use it for -- you know, to boost their own brands or their own political candidates, that is caked in to facebook. that is what facebook does. what mark zuckerberg is trying to do now, amid all this public pressure, he is trying to limit how much that data can be exploited while still keeping pacebook intact. if you don't have data to sell
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to third parties -- this is the game facebook is in. if you don't have that, you don't have facebook. what's so sort of complicated and what makes that statement necessarily so long and so sort of conv. luted is that he is trying to maintain a company that is always vulnerable and has been vulnerable from the beginning to the kind of exploitation we saw by dr. kogan and cambridge analytica. he can reduce outside parties' ability to access that data, try to come up with penalty for those who break rules but trying to prevent this from happening 100% is not possible as long as facebook is facebook. >> as a facebook user, you go through the whole privacy, two-step verification. to think i may not have taken this personality quiz but one of my friends may have taken it and, therefore, my information,
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vis-a-vis my friend may have harvested it. what can facebook say to its millions of users, i promise we won't take your information anymore. your point, it's caked in. >> it's caked in. brooke, if users go back and look at everything that happened with cambridge analytica, the vast majority of what happened with so many people happened above board and in accordance with facebook policy. the only thing that was a violation was the fact that it got passed along by cambridge analytica. the idea that facebook, from enlo park, no matter how many people it hires, can control the spread of all this data, truly, i think that's impossible. another thing i would point out, you know, there's a bigger question here that goes beyond the 2016 campaign, that goes beyond politics, beyond cambridge analytica about
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whether or not a company like facebook should have alcohol's to all the data it has. your average facebook users would be surprised to learn that facebook follows them around the internet. very often they're collecting data on users when they're on a platforeman not owned by facebook. you don't need to be on facebook, instagram or what's app to have facebook collecting your data. the question about zuckerberg's statement is, yes, he has made a good effort. like brian said. he has thought about this. he has spent days since this scandal came to light, thinking about how to fix this issue. the question is, is it enough? can it that's huge that he is sitting down tonight. what are the key questions to ask? >> he rarely gives tv interviews or any interviews at all even though he is one of the most powerful men on the planet. there are obvious questions about data collection and
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facebook's business model. how much it knew a couple years ago about cambridge analytica. did it really know this data had been lying around and hadn't bent deleted? we talk about the 2016 election. what they did to help the election. it is happening right now. so i wonder if zuckerberg has anything to share about mid terms, about future elections, what facebook is doing. not just on data but misinformation and fake news and russian ads and all the issues we've heard about about 2016. at the end of the day, robert mueller will get to the bottom of this russian interference question. whether it is possible facebook or cambridge analytica data may have had a part. we know that mueller asked for documents from kale kacambridge analytica. >> thank you so much. the programming note. mark zuckerberg will be sitting down on ac 360.
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several security breaches atstoneman douglas high school where several teachers and students were murdered. this year two students were arrested after being caught with knives. a third arrested for posting a
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social media message. and a sheriff's deputy appearing to sleep on duty in his car while parked outside the high school. rosea flores is there. the governor is now offering up extra security. tell me about that. >> reporter: you know, the governor here, very concerned about the safety and security of the students at marjory stoneman douglas high school because of all the things that you already listed. what he's done is he has offered a florida highway patrol troopers to be here. stationed at this school to make sure that students feel safe. so eight troopers will go to the high school tomorrow and they will he guard every entrance to the school to try to offer some of the safety and security, brooke. we've talked to the students and they're just tired of not feeling safe at their school. >> can you blame them?
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not whatsoever. and then there's the bit about rosa, the shooter's brother was recently arrested fortress passing at that very same school. what was that about? and i understand the bail has been set at half a million? >> reporter: half a million dollars. the judge not mincing words. she said that she was very concerned. the prosecution during bond court was very concerned, saying in he is pence zachary cruz, the younger brother of the shooter, could be following in the steps of his brother and they listed a slew of concerns including conversations between brothers that allegedly happened inside the jail when one brother went to go visit the other. talking about how popular nikolas cruz had become. how his zmam his photograph was all over national media and how this could attract girls. how they could perhaps start fan
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club. and we flernld court that zachary cruz breached security three times at the high school. the first two times he was told by a vice president to stay away from the school. the third time he was arrested. in the incident report it said the deputy asked him what he was doing at the school and he said that he was reflecting and soaking in the shooting. brooke? >> a lot of those students, despite what's tlapg happening in douglas, they're going to washington. we'll be covering that on saturday. rosa, thank you so much for that. before i let you go, just in. a source tells cnn that president trump now supports the $1.3 spending package to avoid a government shutdown. we're getting this after an 11th hour white house meeting the address the president's concerns today. trump was reportedly unhappy about border wall funding and some infrastructure projects but senate majority leader mitch
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mcconnell and paul ryan were able to calm the president, allay any sort of concerns and everyone walked away supporting that spending bill. i'm here in a very snowy new york city. "the lead" with jake tapper "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- the president's aides the would have learned by now, if you tell him not to do something, that's what he does. >> who leaked confidential information about his briefing for the putin phone call? a former playboy bunny, a reality star and a porn star, and the president of the united states. as one woman wins a victory in court corks this trio pose more trouble for president trump than the mueller investigation? plus, adjustment moments ago, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg broke his