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>> we begin with the details of two al qaeda hostages, an italian aid worker, and giovanni porto were killed during a drone strike at the afghanistan-pakistan border. and now an investigation into exactly what went wrong. mike marza joins us from washington and what do we know about the operation and what the u.s. is doing to help the families? >> reporter: well, the white house said that the president didn't sign-off on the attack, but he appeared in a hasty event in the white house situation room and talked about the inadvertent it deaths of captives wienstein and porto and what they won't say is a long list of questions that
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many people have, including the nature of the attack. was it a drone attack, a commando raid? an aircraft launch attack? they did not say the timeline, other than to say that they started to get information in the week after the attack -- remember this took place in january -- that wienstein and porto may have been present at the attack. and they won't say where if happened, other than to say that it was in the remote areas of the afghan-pakistan bored and they won't say how many were killed other than the two captives. it the al qaeda ontivity, akmad farouk and they dent know who would be there but they were starting an al qaeda compound, and the government had near certainty that al qaeda leaders
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would be be present at that compound. it was a somber and emotional president obama that appeared in the briefing room today. >> we know that selfians were not present. and we before that it did take out dangerous members of al qaeda. but what we didn't know, tragically was that al qaeda was hiding warren and giovanni in this compound. >> and then, this took place in january and the white house only learned in the last several days that dr. wienstein and lo porto were there and it is a remote area in the tribal areas in the pakistan area, boring afghanistan and it's difficult to get assets on the ground there. and it took a long time for them to ascertain and confirm
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these two deaths. >> and tony, how are the victims families reacting to the news. >> well, president obama called dr. wienstein's wid he on wednesday, giving her his condolences, and ever since he was held captive and remember, he was an aid worker took some three years ago from pakistan, and he was set to return home to the washington area just days after he was abducted. but el i know wienstein has been vocal in asking for the u.s. government's help on many occasions. she put out a statement saying that president obama was going to launch an investigation but she said that those who took warren captive take ultimate responsibility and i can assure you that he would be alive and well if allowed to return home.
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the cowardly actions of those who took him to the place at the time of his death are not in keeping with islam. and they will have to face their god to answer for their axes. and elaine called for a more coordinated way of handling it. and it has been a very controversial issue. the u.s. drones in pakistan have long been transfer, but the deaths of wienstein and lo porto have raid new questions. >> u.s. officials have made official that this was in fact a drone strike, and they say that the protocols for carrying out this strike were followed to a t. and you heard mike not mike
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viqueira say that one of the criteria that they need near certainty that the intelligence is accurate. and that near certainty assessment that that was an al qaeda compound that was targeted that turned out to be correct. but the near certainty that there would be no civilians injured in the attack, that turned out to be wrong. >> what i would admit to you in the aftermath of a situation like this, it raises additional questions about whether additional changes need to be made to those protocols. to put it more bluntly he national security protocols based on those we know so far and yet it still resulted in this unteamedded but very tragic consequence. >> so this announcement by the obama administration left human rights advocates and critics a bit slack squad. they're saying look, what the white house is admitting they
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carried out the attack with no idea of who was in the compound. could have been the al qaeda people, women and children, it could have been anyone. they knew it was an al qaeda compound but didn't know who was inside. the president has ordered a fuel review of those protocols and you heard mike viqueira say that he didn't sign-off and they're going to look at what they can do, but this is based on intelligence. and as one official said today intelligence is not an exact science. >> jamie mcintyre, and robert is a former director of the cia counter terrorism center, which oversaw the drone program. and he joins us from washington d.c. robert, it good to see you again, and does protocol need to be looked at and possibly changed? >> i don't think that it needs to be changed in this
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circumstance. it seems to be a strike where a target is hit on the basis of the pattern of activities there, without necessarily knowing the identities of all of the individuals who are present. and in this case, we didn't know the identities of any of the individuals present. but there was enough evidence no indicate that these were al qaeda militants and the compound was being used exclusively by al kind militants. and i think based on what the president said, that this was being surveilled continuously for many hundreds of hours i think that the intelligence officials had very good assurance that women and children were not going to be present there. that's people living in the compound. normally when you have civilians in a location, they were out and about and you can tell when they're present. this was a very unique case. these were individuals and though they were civilians they were being held captive
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inside and they were not allowed to go outside. >> let me jump in here for a second. so without knowing who is there, and without knowing who is on the ground, and after hundreds of hours that's what the president said today of surveillance and still not knowing who is in the camp and who is on the ground, what kinds of -- i ask you because you're the person to ask on this what kinds of activities would have been taking place that would have risen to the level to authorize a strike? >> no strike is like any other. these are all unique, and they have to be judged on their own. and obviously i don't have any access to this information than you do. i would say that it's likely that there are individuals traveling in and out of this compound, whose activities outside of the compound were
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being monitored. so if they're going from say training locations and cross-border operations being launched those are the patterns of activities that you would look for to indicate that this was a site that could be struck, with the knowledge or with a fair degree of assurance that's being used by al qaeda. again, if there were families there, you would over the course of hundreds of hours. >> so robert, this is a controversial program. and i want to ask you for more. are you comfortable with the administration's rational, working in the bush administration? with this administration's rational for use of drone strikes, the u.s. is in an armed conflict with al qaeda and tall began linked to the al qaeda attacks and the
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country can defend itself, are you comfortable with that justification? >> yes i am. but i think there has to be a lot of discipline imposed on this and i think before you can make a reasonable justification, the individuals concerned have to be people that have reasonable assurances that it poses an imminent threat to americans and other innocent persons. so that's a fairly high bar to reach. and it's by its nature, a more difficult bar to reach when you don't know the specific identities of those people. i'm not saying that it can't be done, and yes, it's an appropriate target, but it's much more difficult. >> clearly, there are more questions that will be answered with reference to it. so is it fair if i look at the bigger picture it sounds like an endless war that the united states is engaged in against essentially stateless actors,
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in which civilians and other innocents, could certainly be killed correct? >> yes that's essentially correct. and you hope that this jihadi wave is going to crest at some point. and it doesn't appear that we're near that crest as we know from activities that have taken place in syria iraq, yemen, somalia and elsewhere far removed from pakistan and afghanistan, which has been the focus of the attention in the now receding past. this is a struggle which is nowhere near complete. and yes, this is a situation where the u.s. and other members of the international coalition are trying to manage. it's not one that they can simply solve once and for all in a short timeframe >> so can i go back to this rational thing because it's sticking in my head and i have to ask it. we're in this armed conflict as
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a result of al qaeda and the 9-1-1 attacks and we're going to use a force consistent with our ability to defend ourselves. isn't that the same rational -- hasn't the united states created the rational that's being used now by assad in syria? in egypt they may not be killing it's opponents but certainly putting them in jail and trumping up the judicial process and handing down sentences through that process and responsibilities isn't that an extension of the rational that the united states has created for drone strikes? >> i think that there are a number of issues that you've raised here. one has to do with the nature of the process. and what i would say based on my knowledge of what's happening in egypt right now u. many of the people being frommed and convicted there are
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being subject to kangaroo courts, and this is in the context of the civil judicial proceeding. proceeding however badly wrought it is, and the situation that we're seeing in pakistan and other uncontrolled areas of safe havens by terrorists really have much more to do were the laws of war. beyond the reach of any u.s. justice or any other competent authorities. and that's why we have to use the rational that we're using. we wouldn't accept it if it was being used in the united states. here we have rule of law that the police have a relative monopoly on arms forces and we can control our territory and impose our laws. and the tribal areas of pakistan, there are no competent authorities that can do that, which is essentially why we have to use just war ration as to go and strike
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enemies who would otherwise be trying to kill americans. >> robert brinyea is the former director of the cia counter terrorism sector. and it's official, loretta will be the first woman to run the justice department. she was confirmed by the senate today after a five-month wait. and president obama said lynch is the best person for the job. >> america will be better off for it. she spent her life fighting for the fair and equal justice and that's the foundation of our schnock. she's going to do a great job helping our communities and keeping them safe, but also making sure that our citizens are protected under equal justice of the law. >> libby casey joins us from washington d.c. >> tony, it has been a waiting game. this confirmation process stretch on longer than that of the last seven attorney general
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nominees combined. and it would loretta lynch's father was in the senate chamber watching. the black caucus, they wanted to be there today to see the historic vote. >> on this vote, the ayes are 56 and the nays, 43, the nomination is confirmed. >> after months of delay loretta lynch finally won the approval of the senate and ten republicans joined democrats. >> today is a historic day for loretta lynch and the justice department and america and today we ought to have been celebrating months ago. >> lynch's confirm nation languished until they settled issues not relate told her abortion issue and trafficking bill. and democrats saw it as a power play against president obama. >> it doesn't matter if you are
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qualified. it doesn't matter if you're one of the most qualified nominees for attorney general in the history of our country. that makes no difference. we have a new test. you must disagree with the president who no more mates nominates you. >> the republicans had no problem with lynch. she had been serving as attorney for new york, but some didn't want to support its future director. >> the bottom line is that miss lynch doesn't seem to be willing to commit to a new independent way of running the department. >> never ted cruz of texas, who is running for president in 2016 didn't cast a vote either way, but he raid against outgoing attorney general eric holder, and said that he expects no difference from
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loretta lynch. >> there's no sign that she will discontinue the holder department's lawlessness. i wanted to see her but her answers made it impossible. >> mitch mitch mcconnell blocked her for months, and now she can be sworn in as attorney general. she will have president obama's okay to put her mark on the justice department. democrats say that they want to see more of president obama's nominees get a vote before the senate. there are 17 waiting for a confirmation vote. and 130 locked in committees. they're lower profile than loretta lynch but they're key to functioning government. the republicans say that it's fair turn around now that they're in control of the senate and they can set the agenda. >> there was a guilty plea just
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a few hours ago from the former commander of military operations in afghanistan and iraq. four star attorney general and general david patraeus admitted to giving classified information to his mistress and biographer and the sentence was in lights. >> tony, as experted, the plea deal was planned but except for one thing the judge decided that instead of the original $40,000 in the plea deal he raised it to $100,000. >> the 2-and-a-half-year ordeal that resulted from mistakes that i made. >> he once commanded u.s. military operation innings afghanistan and iraq, and launched what was known as the surge, the military strategy
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that seemed to turn fighting for u.s. troops. and now this former general and head of the cia is cut to avoid jail time. >> he had a good lawyer. that's what it indicates, he had a good lawyer, and got a good deal. he could have charged more seriously and done jail time and had a of larger fine. >> he admitted to leaking classified information to his mistress and biographer, paula broadwell. >> i apologize to those closest to me and many others, including those who knew i was privileged to serve in government and the military over the years. >> as part of the deal, he pled guilty to a misdemeanor. and the facts the government said that et held onto secret black book binders from his days as the top u.s. commander
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in afghanistan. the binders included names of covert operatives, and strategy and notes about petraeus' discussions between president obama and the security council. he gave the top secret military information to broadwell while she was working on the 2012 biography, all in the education of david petraeus. >> we have people in exile because of government secrets who were not as high as petraeus, and there's manning and you know, generally you're not supposed to leak government secrets, and people are outraged because petraeus was a highly maintenanced, well regarded representative of our government overseas and here at home. >> petraeus resigned as cia director when his affair with broadwell was exposed in 2012,
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but he signed a statement later saying that he he had no classified material. and the fbi found the binders in a search of patraeus' house in 2013. now, tony, general petraeus' wife holly has stood by him this entire time as he walked slowly out of the courthouse today, we want into a waiting car and headed back to her to get on with his life. >> robert ray in north carolina. a meeting on the growing migrant crisis. what european leaders plan to do to prevent more drowning deaths and michael brown's relatives file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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>> no letup today in the protests on the streets of baltimore. demonstrators are out again this time in front of city hall demanding answers into who or what caused the death of
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a 25-year-old black man last week. lure looking live now and that's baltimore city hall. freddie gray died a week after six police officers arrested the unarmed man and an autopsy showed his spine was severed at his neck. at least two arrests remain today for disorderly conduct. and the family of a black teenager shot and killed last summer by a white policeman have filed a lawsuit against the city. the michael brown case launched an emotional case about the killing of unarmed black men and diane what's in that lawsuit? >> well, tony, former police officer, darren wilson, was named in the lawsuit against the city and. and it claims that wilson unjustifiably shot michael brown when he had his hands up surrendering, the suit said. and it claims that wilson
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destroyed evidence and the city knew. the attorney for brown's parents say if this goes to trial, they will present evidence never before heard. >> we have bullets that weren't even retrieved from buildings that support the narrative that darren wilson was shooting michael brown while he was fleeing, and you didn't hear about that. >> now a grand jury did not indict wilson last fall, and he resigned from the police force shortly after that. tony. >> diane, wax the family seeking? >> the family is seeking compensatory damages and they want their legal fees paid. and they want ferguson to serve as sort of a model to other communities. >> we have to stop the sanctioning and the killing of
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unarmed people of color in america. because that's what we're doing, and nobody is ever held accountable. >> we talked to a law professor today. and he expects motions to be filed in this, and he said this case may not even make it to trial for years. >> diane in chicago appreciate it. and thank you. coming up next on the program a cable mega merger, and ali velshi explains what's happening between comcast and time-warner,
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>> european union leaders held an emergency meeting in brussels today for the migrant crisis in the mediterranean. there are estimates that the numbers could double to half a million fatalities or more. and the leaders agreed to send more ships planes and helicopters to patrol the mediterranean, and triple funding for search and rescue operations to $10 million a month. but the proposals emerging from
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today's meeting did little to satisfy protesters from outside. >> leaders stand accused of pushing refugees in coffins through lack of compassion so, the coffin has become the motif for protesters. here they were, white and black alike, outside of the council meeting, outraged that people have been left to die in the sea so close to such rich country. families with children, included. many of these people complained of a lack of basic rights in belgium where they have settled. and the crisis in the mediterranean have brought all of the grievances to a held. the protest is mainly about anger and injustice but there's something else here as well. the protesters see the problems in the mediterranean as an opportunity to force the leaders to change their
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policies on immigration. the british prime minister talked about bringing a warship to the mediterranean attacking the smugglers and their boats behind the narrative of humanitarian rescue. but it's a way to stop them from drowning. it's to stop them from getting in the boats in the first place. >> saving the lives of innocent people is of course the number-one priority for us. but saving lives is not only about rescuing people, but it's also about fighting smugglers and preventing illegal immigration flows. >> all of which was met with absolute fury by the friends of the refugees. >> it's to change not only the narrative, but the actual policies to make them more humane and stop criminalizing the communities. through fingerprinting, and racial profiling and chasing undocumented migrants.
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and all of these policies need to actually be addressed. and the approach is just wrong altogether. >> while this was going on, the coffins on the island of malta were anything but symbolic. you were's leaders with an eye on public opinion want to stop this and keep people they describe as migrants out. and this definitely is not. >> all right, verdicta mcgowen is director of the office, and she said that the plan has merritt but doesn't go far enough. >> there were encouraging signs that more assets, in terms of boats and ships were being given by the european government. but the key point is the search area. and when the president was responding to questions of the european council, he was not clear on whether those decisions had been made >> so you say there are
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encouraging signs and chief among them is a commitment to send more material into the area to fully fund, which is the program that's designed to take on this challenge? >> amnesty international has been very clear about the existing front axis operations. you have to remember, it's been set up to go proactively. and that's why in our support very concerned about of course the mandates given but also, the search air operations. in amnesty international's reports that were domed we see the tragedies are happening quite close to the border of libya, very far from the european borders but although its encouraging to see more, it's key in deciding whether we're going to save lives
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>> so in the ten point action line, put forward by the eu, and i'm sure that we have conversation about that it would, action number nine talks about gaming gaging with libya and was there more in terms of dedicating more assets to libya and some of the other conflict zones where people are gathering, particularly in libya, for this perilous journey? >> interesting question, tony. we didn't see any of those details in the short press conference in a happened after the summit, but it ran into broader questions. amnesty international has been clear that one of the keys to responses to this humanitarian crisis will be alternative safe regular routes. and in europe, we have seen an effective sealing off of land borders, so we're in bulgaria, and greece, and turkey and
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spain. so that means access of asylum is blocked to the land. and it's forcing them across the deadliest route in the mediterranean. and unfortunately, there was no concrete word on the assessments. the europeans and the united states are not playing roles and you have to see a dramatic increase. 3 mt. 9 million in the neighboring countries and the european military needs to step up. >> what in your view was the decision taken top end the italian navy's operation in 2014? that was thought i believe if i recall more correctly for more robust here. it was at $12 million. and was it more than for the italian and will eu, the countries that were not kick missing and helping out? >> [ unintelligible ] at the present time, unfortunately some european governments were
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arguing that it was a factor, but however, we have proved with our research and documentation, the figures of arrivals were dramatically increasing in early 2015, though there was no search and rescue operation in the high seas, which proves that that was not the pull factor. it was the push factor, the poverty and want desperate situation that was pushing people to take that deadly route. and that's the important point to remember in this debate. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having me, and it's an important topic to report on, thank you. >> in the day today migrants kept coming. many of those fleeing africa and the middle east arrived in sicily. and in today's meeting in brussels. >> reporter: as as eu leader's limousines were arriving in brussels 500 miles away, the
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catania, hundreds every day have put massive strain on the coastal towns of southern italy. and around catania and you'll find general contempt for the policymakers of the european union. >> it's europe and the italian government's fault says one young man. all of these deaths are on their minds. these migrants are running to avoiding killed. why didn't want polices realize until now? pole ermonth has received thousands of migrants to its port. in brussels, will it have any effect at all? >> to be honest, i don't have much faith in these summits and i don't think that they will change anything. there was a tragedy 1 and a half years ago and nothing was changed. and actually, i think that the situation got worse.
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there's a sense here that the migration leaders are barely tackling the symptoms that they are causing us. >> what are they doing? those who are trafficking [ unintelligible ] all of those traffickers,--. >> the shim wrecks and the sinks, especially those in europe, where people can only read about or watch on tell us, here they are very sin cynical about the efforts in brussels. it's understress, caused by having to retriever and bury the bodies of those who don't make it across. international maritime agency predicts half a million migrants will risk their lives crossing the mediterranean this year and 10,000 people could
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die in the attempt. it will be the italians who will have to bear the consequences of those numbers. will want brussels plan lighten the burden? no one here believes so. catania, sicily. >> that promised mega media merger between comcast and time-warner seems to be falling apart. it was under a lot of anti-trust scrutiny, and now it might not ham at all. ali velshi is here with more. >> this is a big deal, because in some way or another tony, this affects everybody who paid anything they get down the line whether it's from cable or verizon. this is not official yet. but comcast is said to be willing to bach away from the $45 billion deal. this deal was facing intense scrutiny from the federal communication its commission,
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and today dominate broadband and pay tv, with 30 million subscribers, and that would cement comcast as the world's largest cable company by a long shot. the staffers are not convinced that the merger is in the public interest, so they recommended that the case be herd by an administrative judge and glow to hearing. a hearing is a big roadblock to merger smalling to many people that the government would and could block the deal. this happened not too long ago it started and comcast shares a close slightly higher than the market. and time-warner shares fell slightly at the close so neither stock reacted too much, because we're waiting for confirmation on this, and neither company is waiting on the reports that we have gotten so far. >> so comcast is accustomed to losing and we know thatta, and
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what happened here? >> comcast is a big player in the lobbying and government front. they spend a lot on lobbying and donating to government as well. the government approved the acquisition by universal in 2011 but that came with terms and the critics say that the terms were not followed. they promised competing channels in the so-called news neighborhood. and comcast who owns cnbc, committed to stand along broad band at a lower rate. but they didn't market that, and it got slapped by a big finally, $800,000. they donate heavily to political action groups, and dolled out checks to critics in high places, to say that they wrote their own rules. >> what else do you have on the big program? >> great story tonight. cops for hire.
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what can go right and wrong when the cops keep the uniforms on while working for private clients. >> see you tonight. and you can watch "real money" with ali velshi 10 p.m. weeknights east. the fent gone and sil colonel valley are joining forces to fight cyber security threats. and ash carter said that the pentagon is creating a new cyber agency called defense unit x. jacob ward is live in san francisco for us, and jake, what exactly is secretary carter hoping to get from silicon valley? >> good evening tony, and i think that secretary carter is here just to figure out what everybody wants to know. he's trying to figure out the future with all kinds of technologies and opportunity and mayhem that can come out of them. here's how he described the new landscape that the department of defense faces right now.
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>> the same internet that enables wikipedia enables terrorists who learned how to build a bomb. and anything that we can use against our own forces, and they're now availability to the highest billedder. whether it's the cloud infrared cameras or gps signals that provide navigation, or aircraft carriers and smart bombs. >> what's so interesting about this tony, typically, you would think of a foreman rolling their eyes at the department of defense trying to recruit them. but this is an agency that has $72 billion in research funds alone, so the opportunity to work with somebody like that, and have conceal to amazing technology all of that could be a draw for hospital young talent. >> so jake, given the benefit
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of your analysis and research in this area, how far do these threats go? >> well, that's really the thing that has brought secretary carter out from washington to sil colonel valley. there's no telling how far it can go. with our phones or laptops and we have heard a report saying that you could potentially hack into the plane's systems by getting on the wi-fi there. and coming out from san francisco to a security conference he showed a paper where he has the ability to hack into stoplights. it's as easy as hacking into a home security wi-fi system. this is how he described t. >> you have a wi-fi network and if you don't put any passwords, anyone can connect to it, and all of your devices. and let's say that it happens
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specifically in communication between traffic lights, and surveillance cameras et cetera, if they are not encrypted, then anyone can just connect to the network and delay the traffic lights, or cameras for instance. >> . >> tony, what we're talking about is a world where anybody can hack into just about anything. the department of defense is realizing that, and that more than anything is bringing secretary carter out here to figure it out. >> democratic presidential hopeful, hilliary clinton is facing more questions about donations to her family's foundation. donor governments were interested in helping the clinton charity or by buying personal access to the former secretary of state? david schuster reports. >> reporter: facing accusations she has been unethical and has ongoing conflicts of interest, hilliary clinton this week in new hampshire addressed reporters and was dismissive.
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>> we're back into the political seasonable and therefore, we'll be subjected to all kinds of distraction and i'm ready for that. >> most of the current distraction it's stem from her family foundation, a charity whose mission it is to promote global health and wellness. soon after mrs. clinton formally declared her white house campaign, the foundation announced that it would continue to accept donations from six foreign governments. one government, canada's, continues to lobby for the keystone oil pipeline. >> this is a great way for those donors to ingratiate themselves with candidate clinton and possibly president clinton. >> her family's foundation accepted tens of millions of dollars from saudi arabia and other foreign governments that have a record of suppressing women's rights. one donation from a algeria was
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not disclosed properly, and violated an administration ethics agreement. republican presidential candidates including kentucky senator, rand rand, have been relentless. >> it reminds me of people using the system to enrich themselves and it look unseemly, and i think that a lot of americans agree with me. >> early next month a controversial book is being published. cash has been given and clinton foundation donors received timely favors from hilliary clinton's state department. some of the examples include a foundation donor who benefited from a free trade agreement with columbia. another donor from canada, invested in the keystone pipeline gave bill clinton $1 million while the project was being debated at the state department. and soon after that,
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mrs. clinton expressed support for the pipeline, so far there's no evidence that mrs. clinton was influenced by the payments or that she broke any laws and tom clinton defenders have taken to the airplane ways to blast the book's conservative author, peter switzer, to steak in advance. >> let's see how it comes out and if i'm wrong i think this is a political putup job and i can smell it a mile away. >> chelsea clinton, who is one of the foundation's cochairs, insisted that the foundation will not change its practices. >> the work will continue as it is. and i think that it's the right choice for the people being affected by the work. >> according to the tax dollars, it mostly affects employees, and not people across the globe in need of charity. in interstate to 2012, indicates that the clinton
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foundation spent $110 million on employee salaries and benefits, and that's more than the $75 million the foundation spent on charity program grants. asked about the ratios, the clinton foundation good did not respond. on thursday, they identified mistakes in how the foundation reported foreign donations. a spokesman said that the foundation would file at least five annual tax returns and audit several others. public watch dogs say that it's a good start >> it would be difficult to suggest that they have to cease and desist all activity, but the facts are that they come with certainly some gratitude if not influence of those donors. >> the biggest question is whether the foundation's financial dealings, along with the blurred lines between the donors and the clinton family's accumulation of wealth will matter to voters.
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and for now, hillary clinton is convinced that most americans don't care about these issues or the conflicts of interest. david schuster, aljazeera. >> a spectacular plume of ash from a volcano in chile. canceling flights and not just in chile. youtube, the we can sight turns ten, and what has changed through the year.
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>> sosh chile's volcano erupted for the second time in 24 hours today, forcing thousands to flee their home. a state of emergency was declared after yesterday's eruption and a curfew has been imposed to assist residents. the volcano had been dormant for more than 40 years. >> a vast plume of ash and
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smoke could be seen for miles as the calbuco volcano erupts. the first of two eruptions began overnight. supercharged particles thrust into the atmosphere, creating powerful lightning storms. the president has issued a red alert. closing schools and hospitals and ordering anyone nearby to leave quickly. >> we have been ordered to evacuate all towns in a 20-kilometer permitter and this continues to be sensed on the ground. >> in the town of ofence -- >> when the rocks began to fall we began to evacuate. and we took a few things, but we have to come back and collect other things.
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>> winds covered the streets with volcanic ash. it is the first time that the volcano has erupted in 43 years. capturing the full-scale of the eruption. it's one of the most dangerous of chemical a's 930 active volcanos and while there has been no lava yet they're watching it closely. they said that a full eruption could be on its way. >> more than a dozen regions in the united states have recorded small earthquakes in recent years that the government said were man made. most were caused by drilling for oil and gas and using a process known as fracking. that's when water sand and chemicals are injected deep underground. oklahoma was one of the most affected states. it reported more magnitude 3 earthquakes recently than california typically the most active state in the continental
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u.s. coming up in the top of the hour lisa fletcher is here. >> reporter: hey tony, more than protests today in baltimore over the death of freddie gray while in police custody, and we'll talk live to the police commission for in what he calls a disconnect between the police and the community. and we'll talk about allegations of police brute at. we'll return to the place some call the dirtiest zip code. the town of river rouge is home to factories and home to some of the highest rates of asthma in the state. what the residents the and how michigan has responded. we'll have more on the sentencing of general david petraeus. he got two years probation and $100,000 for leaking classified material to hills miss stress. and plus, john seigenthaler's conversation with civil rights icon ruby bridges. >> oh, my, i remember them chanting 2 4 6 8, we don't
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want to integrate over and over again. and i really didn't know what incident grate mental. >> in 1960, bridges became the first student to desegregate in the south. what she faced and how she survived. >> youtube is turning ten. it has come a long way since it's first video. >> here we are. they have really, really long [ unintelligible ]. >> okay, so that's the cofounder of youtube starring in a video starring elephants at the zoo. the 18 second trunk was up loaded ten years ago today. >> reporter: it's a place where videos go viral.
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breakout starsborn. you become your own storyteller. >> and where virtually any footage has a home. from the most serious to the most amusing. >> that really hurt! >> reporter: the company bought by google in 2006 for $1.65 billion in stock has become a staple of pop culture worldwide. and it's still growing. >> to have that in the asian countries. >> youtube has more than one billion users and three hours of videos are up loaded every minute. the most popular one so far is cy's gangion style with more than 2 billion views. the ads which you can skip, are expected to generate $1.5 billion for google this year. in just a decade, youtube has become synonymous with online
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video, and to think that it all started with 18 seconds of elephants. >> that's all our time for this news hour. i'm tony harris, and lisa fletcher is back in just a couple of minutes.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm lisa fletcher john seigenthaler is off. >> fatal mistake date day. >> on behalf of the united states government i offer deepest apoplogies to the families. to al qaeda operatives and an american aid worker killed in a drone strike. >> police protests. tensions rides in baltimore over the in-custody death of a black man. we talk to the city's